Friday, September 28, 2012

DO YOU BELIEVE ON HIM?

ST. JOHN 3:18-21

(18)  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  (19)  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  (20)  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  (21)  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, in this context Jesus, spoke of himself as the light of the world; that all men should believe in him for eternal salvation.  
He is the light of this world, but men love and dwell in darkness which cover up their evil deeds for there is no light shinning among them; true believers in Christ dwell in light, and their deeds are known because they are children of the most High God.
(Matthew 5:16)  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Furthermore brethren, when we believe in Christ our Lord and Savior; we belong to him and are not condemned: his blood already cleansed us from all unrighteousness through his forgiveness on the Cross of Calvary.
Romans 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord, Jesus, is the way, truth and light; he was sent into this world not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.  Therefore, let us trust and believe in him; pray to the father through him, and read his word everyday.  He will surely abide with us till the end of days!
Amen and Amen!










Thursday, September 27, 2012

TEACH US HOW TO PRAY ...

ST. MATTHEW 6:5-8

(5)  And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are:  for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.  Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  (6)  But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.  (7)  But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:  for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.  (8)  Be not ye therefore like unto them:  for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, in this context our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gave us the attributes of prayer.
The text is quite clear on how we ought to pray in secret, and not to make our actions known to the public.
We are to enter into our prayer closet, and pray to God; who knows the secret of every heart, and he will surely answer us openly.  Also, let us not use vain repetitions in our prayers; for our father knows our heart desires before we present them to him.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in Lord, Jesus, is the light of this world, and no one cometh to the father accept through him; let us obey his voice, and do his will for through him is our salvation.  Amen and Amen!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WHAT HOUSE WILL YE BUILD ME? ......

ACTS 7:49-50

(49)  HEAVEN IS MY THRONE, AND EARTH IS MY FOOTSTOOL:  WHAT HOUSE WILL YE BUILD ME?  SAITH THE LORD: OR WHAT IS THE PLACE OF MY REST?
(50)  HATH NOT MY HAND MADE ALL THESE THINGS?

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, in this context our Lord proclaims his dominion over all his creation.  As Christians, we sometimes wonder how our Lord is able to hear everyone's utterances at the same time; the above text explains why, our Lord exist within his creation, his throne is in heaven and the earth is his footstool.

Therefore, we are like ants before him, he sees, hears, and knows our movements throughout our lives; because we dwell in his presence.  There is nothing on earth, or heaven that can contain him; he is the universe, he is the air that we breath into our nostrils and into our hearts.

He fashion and form us, and we live for him; whether we acknowledge him as our Lord and Savior or not, he still knows our choices in life.  He knows when we (plot evil, pray to him, gossip, steal, give, cheerful, sorrowful, commit adultery or worship him); he sees every move we make throughout our lives, he never sleeps, or brinks his eyes for a moment.  WHAT AN AWESOME GOD!!!

When we build a temple (church) for God; it is a place set aside to meet with other believers to worship him; his spirit lives in the congregation, but he lives in his creation, for the whole earth is full of his glory.

(Isaiah 6:3)  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord, our "God is an awesome God".  He created us and we dwell in his presence forever, whether on earth, heaven, or hell we are in his presence; therefore, let us fear him and be righteous.
(Romans 3:10) there is no one righteous, no, not one.  Therefore, when we sin, let us acknowledge our sins; there is forgiveness through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who died on cross to redeemed us of all unrighteousness, and he will save us from hell damnation.

Acknowledge him as your Lord and Savior today and ye shall be saved forevermore!  Amen and Amen!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

TEMPEST TOSSED .......

PROVERBS 3:5-7

(5)  Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  (6)  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  (7)  Be not wise in thine own eyes:  fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, in this context King Solomon encourages us to put our faith in the Lord when we go through difficult situations in life.
As believers in Christ, we will go through storms of life; these storms are designed to strengthen our faith in the Lord. When we are in a storm, let us not question the Lord, (what is going on? What have I done?) but pray for his mercy and strength to sustain us.
The scripture says, when we are in difficult situations; (loss of employment, divorce, economic downturn and death) not to think of our own solutions, but turn to the Lord for his strength and guidance; we aught to fear the Lord, pray and not make hasty decisions, but submit everything to him to take absolute control.

PSALM 37:5  Commit thy way unto the LORD; and he shall bring it to pass.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord, when (friend, neighbor, co-worker, or a church member) is going through a storm, let us pray and encourage; not mock or be judgmental.  It is ungodly for a believer to mock and persecute someone who is already going through a storm; these kind of actions are of the demonic world and not from our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Brethren in the Lord, let us abstain from helping the forces of darkness to do their evil works.

Let us be careful, not to end up in a storm for mocking at our fellow brethren in the Lord; but have hope in Jesus, we shall overcome all storms of life. Amen and Amen!



Monday, September 24, 2012

THUS SAITH THE LORD....

ZECHARIAH 8:16-17

(16)  These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor; execute judgment of truth and peace in your gates:  (17)  And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren, the Lord spoke through Prophet Zechariah, asking us to speak truthfully; judge one another with peace, and in truth.
When we judge, either in churches, family circles or work places; we need to exercise wisdom, patience and judge righteously regardless of our relationships with the parties.  As Christians we are to judge righteously, for God is a righteous God who knows the heart of all men; he will reward us accordingly, but if we fail to judge righteously, we sin against God and are guilty of hell damnation ourselves.
(John 7:24)  Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Brethren in the Lord, Christians are not to plan evil in their hearts against anyone (fellow brethren, co-worker, next door neighbor, family member) or swear falsely; for all these things are abomination to the Lord.
(Leviticus 19:11)  Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren, if we should judge, let us be truthful in our judgement to one another; also live peaceable with all men to which we shall inherit eternal life with Christ Jesus.
(John 3:16) For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son (Jesus Christ) that whosoever believed in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Let us put away spirit of envy, jealousy, malice and strife; but love one another as Christ love us and died for our sins.  Amen and Amen!




Saturday, September 22, 2012

WOE, WOE, WOE....

ISAIAH 5:20-23

(20)  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.  (21)  Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!  (22)  Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:  (23)  Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in Christ, the word of the Lord spoken by Isaiah warns us to be righteous in judging one another.
We judge ourselves in a negative way because of personal reasons such as (jealousy, envy, malice, covetousness and strife); when we indulge in any of these attributes, we are of the devil looking for downfall of another.
We cover up evil deeds in the churches (fornication, adultery, gossip, malaise, persecution, covetousness, warfare and embezzlement) to gain status and favors not deserve; we fail to expose or rebuke evil doers in our midst for fear of persecutions, from the governing board. We also label the righteous with negative attributes because they chose to expose evil doers.  The scripture says woe unto anyone who calls evil good and good evil.
(Luke 6:45)  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and  an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in Christ,  let us be righteous in our judgement to one another and shun evil for the Lord of Host, the judge of all is looking and we will be judged according to our actions.
(2 Chronicles 19:7)  Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
Also, we need to be careful about accepting gifts; the enemy uses gifts to derail our righteousness, for we cannot reprove anyone who gave us gifts.
(Proverbs 19:6)  Many will intreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.  Jesus the judge of all is coming back soon to judge the world.  Judge righteously!
Amen and Amen!





Thursday, September 20, 2012

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE .......

LUKE 8:16-17

(16)  No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.  (17)  For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, in this context Jesus stressed the need for Christians to be productive with their talents in the churches; by doing so, others will see their good works and glorify the father in heaven.
The Lord gave all his children various talents to implement in life; either in the churches or secular world. When we fail to use our talents, the Spirit in us is grieved and our lights are deemed;  we also hinder the Spirit from doing the will of the father who gave the talent.
(I Corinthians 12:4-7)  Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  (5)  And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.  (6)  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.  (7)  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

CONCLUSION:


Brethren in the Lord, there is nothing secret that shall not be known abroad for the Holy Spirit reveals hidden secrets; therefore let us not hide our gifts, but utilize them to serve (one another, the churches or at work) through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

(Mathew 5:16)  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  Amen and Amen!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

BOAST NOT THYSELF ............

PROVERBS 27:1-2

(1)  Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou know est not what a day may bring forth.  (2)  Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, in this context King Solomon counsels us not to brag about the affairs of tomorrow for we do not know the surprises of that day.  When we awake in the morning before we walk out to our various activities of the day, we need to pray for God to take control ; but (what do we do?) we boast on our schedules of the day such as (going to work, after work to groceries, to auntie Mavis house, to golfing, and dinner with friends, etc..), once we walk out of our houses we know not what will interrupt our planned schedules, or if we will ever be back home again.
Lets not be boastful of tomorrow.
In the second verse, King Solomon advised us not to be self righteous and boast of what God has done in our lives. e.g. (good health, academic achievements, material blessings, and promotions).
First of all, we need to know that God is the giver of all things and our successes are from him and not ourselves; therefore, when we flourish in life, let us give God all the glory.  The scripture says  to let a stranger admire and praise us when we prosper; for God is glorified through our successes because of his goodness and mercies in our lives.
Romans 11:18   (1)  Boast not against the branches.  But if thou boast, thou bear est not the root, but root thee.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord, (What is the point?)  The point is we need to entrust each day to the hand of the Almighty God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; in our prayers, let us plead the blood of Jesus to direct the activities of our days, and to protect us from all the perils and dangers of this world.
Brethren, remember not to be boastful about anything, but give God all the glory; he will continue to bless us.  Amen and Amen!

Monday, September 17, 2012

TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS .....

PSALM 90:1-12

(1) Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.  (2)  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth the world even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.  (3)  Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.  (4) For a thousand years in the sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.  (5)  Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.  (6)  In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.  (7)  For we are consumed by thine anger, and by they wrath are we troubled.  (8)  Thou has set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.  (9)  For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.  (10)  The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
(11)  Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
(12)  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, in this Psalms Moses glorifies God for his preeminence over all creation.  Moses's, perspective of God's creation in this psalm is; he is the creator of all things, and in control of his creation.
Brethren, we do not know what goes on in our lives (spiritually) when we come to this earth; we run around in this sinful world thinking that we are able to do all things ourselves without God help. We have (good health, are energetic, good jobs, money, houses and material possessions); we continue to think that we attained all things ourselves, but we do not pause to ask ourselves (what is this life?, what is our mission? and how can we please God in our mission?).  
Brethren in Christ, every soul on this earth is on a mission for either Jesus or Satan, there is no in between missions; as a result, we need to slow down and pray to God to show us our God given purposes in this life for our days are short.  Let us not continue to run after things of this world and miss our divine purpose in life.
The psalmist says, we are like flower of the field with flourisheth and groweth up in the morning but are cut down in the evening.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren, Jesus is in the garden of life, (his creation) and he will prone or cut down any of his flowers as he chooses.  Do we know which flower will be prone or cut down at the end of the day?
No, we do not, neither do we know the power of his anger when we sin against him; therefore, let us worship God and glorify his name everyday in hymns and songs of praises.
We also have to acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior to inherit eternal life with him at the end of our missions on earth.  Jesus will save us from all sins!  Amen and Amen!


Friday, September 14, 2012

LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

MATTHEW 6:44

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them  that hate you, and pray for them which despite-fully use you, and persecute you.


COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, Jesus in this context would like us to love our enemies; and show mercy to those who hate, and persecute us.
How can we love our enemies?  (Yes we can)  If we pray to God for the spirit of love, the Holy Spirit will give us the power to love one another. In our prayers, let us ask the Holy Spirit to give our enemies change of heart from doing evil, but not to curse them, Christ will take control of our persecutions.  
As believers, Christ loved us and forgave us of all our sins on the cross of Calvary; therefore, we ought to forgive one another.  When our enemies hurt us with (gossips, backbiting, revealing  secrets, tarnishing images, and despite-fully uses us), Jesus says to forgive and bless them in return, for he will justify us.

CONCLUSION:   

(Luke 6:27)  But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.
Brethren, we are to love our enemies always and leave the rest to Jesus!  Amen and Amen!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

FEAR NOT....

JEREMIAH 41:10-13

(10)  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  (11) Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.  (12) Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.  (13) For I the Lord thy GOD will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord,  in this context, God assures us that with his right hand of righteousness; he is able to strengthen us when we are weak and deliver us from our persecutors.  The Lord chose us from the corners of the the earth to be his servants; because we are his chosen ones by the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ he will not cast us away.  When our enemies rise up and plot against us at (work, church, family, demonic realm or circle of friends), the scripture says they shall be disgraced: those who oppose us shall be reduce to nothing and destroyed forever.  Furthermore, they shall tremble when they see us and shall disappear from our faces; (the boss who suppresses us at work, the pastor war faring us at church, demonize friends and family members, or witchcraft neighbors) they shall be moved by the hand of the Almighty God and we shall be set free from all evil by blood of Jesus Christ.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren as children of the living God, we do not need to be afraid of anything; He is in control of all things. No matter what the situation; whether is a minor life setback or seriously frightening situation, Christians are called to face it without undue fear trusting God for deliverance.

Brethren, do not be afraid for fear is of the devil; spiritual rescue is possible for us by the blood of Jesus who gave his life for you and I.  He will rescue us from every attack of the enemy, (demonic oppression, loss of employment, sicknesses, sorrows of death or bankruptcies) because of his love for us.

(John 3:16)  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever, believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  

Let us believe in God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the scripture says all shall be well with us. Amen and Amen!


   

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SERVE ONE ANOTHER .....

MATTHEW 20:25-28

(25)  But Jesus called them unto him and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.  (26) But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;  (27) And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:  (28) Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, in this context Jesus teaches us to be humble and serve others.  Jesus, (son of God) when on earth became a servant to all.
(John 13:5)  After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Jesus demonstrated his service to mankind by washing and wiping his disciples feet; as believers, we need to serve one another as he served us.  We do not have to wash anyone's feet as Jesus did to show our service to one another but we could serve in (churches, communities, voluntary organizations, places of work, or in our families).
Brethren, to be recognized and rewarded for our service; we need to go the extra mile with our service to others, e.g. (offer our seats to elderly on the bus, help a child cross the street from a school bus stop, ) etc...  Let us do service to one another with no expectations.  The scripture says in due time, we will be rewarded.
(Psalms 75:6-7)  For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
(7) But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord,  when we work so hard in any field, let us believe that we are working for GOD and not for man; as a result, if man refuse to acknowledge our hard work, we will not give up for GOD knows about our efforts and in due time will release blessing upon us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Go the extra mile today and serve somebody, the Lord will bless you in Jesus Name!  Amen and Amen!



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

GOD IS NOT MOCKED...........

GALATIANS 6:7-8

Be not deceived, GOD is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  (8) For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord; in this context Paul warms us not to mock GOD for whatever we sow, so shall we reap.  When we lust after our own fleshly desires and refuse to fulfill the desires of the spirit, we are empty and lust in vain. This generation lust after material possessions (expensive cars, houses and clothing,); as a result, we work double shifts and take out high interest bank loans to fulfill our fleshly desires but we fail to sow to the Spirit (give unto the poor, church, widow, beggar and homeless).   The scripture says we shall reap corruption if we continue to sow in the flesh, but when we sow in spirit we shall reap internal life with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
(Ecclesiastes 11:6)  In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine had: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord,  the Lord knows everything, and will richly reward our good deeds; therefore, let us sow to the Spirit and to the work of the gospel of Jesus Christ for by doing so our father in heaven will richly reward us with eternal life.
(Psalm 112:9)  He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.  Amen and Amen!  Have you considered the poor today?

Monday, September 10, 2012

HAVE YOU THANK THE LORD TODAY?

PSALM 18:46-49

The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the GOD of my salvation be exalted.  (47) It is GOD that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.  (48) He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.  (49) Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord,  King David wrote this psalm to glorify the Lord who delivered him from all his enemies.  We do experience attacks on our lives such as (warfare at work, nightmares in our dreams, persecutions and illnesses in our body systems,) these attacks are from the demonic world, and they are sent to torment and to prevent us from fulfilling our GOD given assignments in life.  Brethren, We need to be aware of the existence of these demonic attacks and be prayerful.
As believers, the Lord sometimes will use afflictions, persecutions and tribulations sent to us from our enemies to strengthen our faith in him; he will exonerate us over our enemies when we are proven to be faithful children.


CONCLUSION:

Brethren in Lord, if we encounter storms of life, and they do come;  let us pray to GOD through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for deliverance, and when we are delivered from demonic attacks on our lives, let us be grateful to the Lord as King David did and tell others of his goodness and mercies everyday. Amen and Amen!

Friday, September 7, 2012

BE A SOUL WINNER

 MARK 9:35-38

For whosoever will save his life shall lose if; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. (36) For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (37) Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (38) Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, when we become born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we need to share our faith with others. Jesus, inspires us in this context to take on the challenge to share the gospel and not be afraid of persecutions. As Christ ambassadors, when we suffer persecutions for righteousness sake; Jesus, will richly reward us with internal life in his glory.
(Mark 10:30) But he (believer in Christ) shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 
Brethren  in the Lord, if we fail to share our faith with others such as (friends, co-workers, family members and colleagues) to bring them to salvation, Jesus will also be ashamed of us when he comes in his glory with the holy angels. 

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord, in this perverse generation; it is not normal to share the word of GOD in the classrooms, workplace, among our peers, with the passenger seating next to you on the airplane or even our own family members. (What a shame) However, we can publicly watch nudity, crime and satanic inspired movies, and it's alright for anyone to listen to demonic inspired songs on radio and television. 
Brethren in the Lord, there is something wrong with this generation and the voice of Christ is calling you and I to do something about the situation no matter what the persecutions will be.

(2 Corinth. 12:10) Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 
Brethren in the Lord, Christ will strengthen us when we are weak; to share the gospel to all the world in his name, and he will make us victorious over all persecutors! Amen and Amen!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

DEAL NOT TREACHEROUSLY ....

ISAIAH 33:1

Woe to thee that spoil est, and thou wast not spoiled and deal est treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, Prophet Isaiah in this context is warning mankind that do evil deeds against one another to cease from doing evil.  When we do evil against another, we fail to realize that GOD is aware and will render punishment for our deeds. For example, when we deal treacherously: we  (a). slander each other behind their back, (b) lie to the boss at work against co-workers so we can get promotion, (c) falsify records in our friend computer at work so he/she could get fired, (d) reveal our best friend's secrets to his newly wed husband to cause confusion in the marriage, (e) gang against the deacon at church to bring him/her down, (f)  pray evil prayers to rebuke people blessings.    (Ecclesiastes 8:11) Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.  Brethren, GOD is aware of all these evil deeds and will deal treacherously with the evil doers.

Ezra 9:13, And after all that is, come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our GOD hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this....   Brethren, if we change from our evil ways, Jesus Christ our Lord and savior will deliver us from hell's damnation.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord, we all know that evil deeds are from the master of evil (the devil)  The satanic forces are desperate to win the war on salvation to their master (the devil); they will use anyone to accomplish this task and lure souls to hell.  Brethren, let us resist the devil and he will flee away from us; let us not deal treacherously with others but love one another as children of the most high GOD.
In everything we do, let us pray, and read the word of GOD (scriptures).  When we persevere in our relationship with Jesus, he will make us victorious over our enemies.

Jeremiah 25:5, They said, (the Prophets) Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever.    Amen and Amen!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WITH FAITH ........HE WILL SURELY ANSWER

MARK 11:22-24

(22) And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  (23) For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  (24) Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, when we pray to GOD through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: we need to believe on him who we pray to (GOD) and have faith in our prayers that we make unto him (GOD).   For if we believe that what so ever we asked GOD in the name of Jesus, had already being granted to us; and have no doubt in our heart, then that which we requested for in our prayers shall be granted unto us. 
*  (John 15:7)  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  Brethren, this is the assurance from Christ our savior, that if we believe on him (faith) and his word (scripture), all our heart desires presented to him in prayers shall be granted unto us.

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord, When we present our petitions before Christ; let us have faith.  With faith, Jesus will take action on our behalf.  He will petition the father (GOD) to speedily answer the prayers; and through prayers, he will fight all our battles. He will grant us victory; give us his blessing and protection.  
* (Hebrews 11:6)  But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Therefore brethren in the Lord, believe in the Lord when you pray, he will surely answer!  Amen and Amen!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

DO GOOD IN THY GOOD PLEASURE

LUKE 6:33-36

(33) And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. (34) And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  (35) But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.  (36) Be ye therefore merciful, as your father also is merciful.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, would like us to do good regardless of who is in need; if we only help our friends and family who are in need, then we are not in his will.  His will is for us to step up and help one another and not expect to receive back from doing so;  we are to provide help to all such as (a beggar, homeless, victims of  hurricanes, earthquakes and starvation), all over the world.
Mathew 5:44- 45: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. (45) That ye may be the children of your father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 

CONCLUSION:

Brethren in the Lord, nature's natural disasters such as the earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and storms do not discriminate between good and bad people; therefore, it's our task as children of GOD to reach out to those who are in need and provide the help by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We are to show mercy on people as he is also merciful to us everyday.  Amen and Amen!


Monday, September 3, 2012

OH! GIVE THANKS TO LORD .........

I CHRONICLES 16:8-10

(8) Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.  (9) Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.  (10) Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

COMMENTARY:

Brethren in the Lord, let's give thanks to GOD, always in hymns, prayers, and in thanks offering.
When we give GOD, the glory for his goodness and mercies in our lives; he takes delight in us, and pours out more of his blessings upon our lives.  (Isaiah 65:14)  Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. (that is, if we fail to give him the glory, the joy of our heart will turn into sorrow and our spirit will be grieved.)

We also need to testify of his deeds to others when we experience his manifestation in our lives; for by doing so, the faith of others are strengthen and it could lead unbelievers to salvation through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

CONCLUSION:

Let us give GOD, the honor, glory and adoration daily through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   Amen and Amen!