Monday, August 31, 2015
(KJV.) JAMES 1:2-4
(2) My Brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
(3) Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
(4) But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE?
Brethren, as believers, though the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit indwells in our innermost spirits and we are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; let us be aware that we are not transparent to enemy forces; they know who we are as believers; for there are demonic spirits watching our movements around the clock, to find ways to lounge spiritual attacks; therefore, let us be in spirit, pray, read the word and worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness, so when we face enemy temptations, the Holy Spirit can minster words of wisdom into our hearts and direct our souls from falling into evil devises; and regardless of what the enemy does against our souls, if we stand firmly on faith grounds in the righteousness of Jesus Christ; we will overcome all things by his blood; however, if we should fall into enemy traps, yield ourselves into his temptations; let us not feel like failures in this world, we are more than conquerors through the dead and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; therefore, instead of condemning ourselves, let us rather learn our lessons from what type of ways or devises used against us, so we can discern his evil ways, but rejoice to know that we have Jesus Christ, if we ask for his deliverance, there are second and third chances with him to get back on our feet again; for, our lives are not over until Jesus says they are over; therefore, regardless of what is going on in our lives today; Jesus Christ does not condemn anyone on earth, but extending his love, and compassion to humanity; saying, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28); therefore, let us be happy to know that we have Jesus Christ who can take all our heavy loads from our souls and grant us peace, joy and life everlasting.
Case in point, at times, we enter into furnace of fires, for reasons best known to our Father and Jesus Christ, regardless of what our troubles may be, we have to have greater faith in our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, that there is nothing impossible with him, that he will work all things together for good, for those who are in him, and have patience, pray and wait for him to deliver our souls from all troubles of this world; therefore, let us rest upon our Father, wait patiently for him; for those that wait upon him, will inherit the earth; for he will destroy all works of evil and set his children free forevermore.
Fruits of thoughts, the entire world needs to exercise patience in this twenty-first century; it seems like the more we advance in technologies, the more we run out of patience with everything; case in point, in the past, we used to have land line phones, whereby we patiently have to look into manual address books to locate phone numbers to make phone calls, during that era, we had patience to rotate our figures on dial phone systems, then came the touch tone dial systems, we got rid of the rotation dialing systems because of speed; today, we are at points whereby we do not know people phone numbers, because they are programmed into cell phone contact memories for speed dialing sake; not only that, but at times, we are so much in a rush that we cannot spare few minutes to call someone but text one another; but, the question we need to ask ourselves is; where is the love of our Father in all these?; therefore, let us exercise patience in this world, slow down, reach out and touch someone with love; for, the world is without end..(Ephesians 3:21).
Brethren, it seems like humanity is unwilling to wait for everything; at times, we are not in any rush, but we still do not have patience to wait to get things done, but rather lose tempers and walk away from our blessings; we use our mouths to speak negatively; saying, either we do not have time, or are running out of time to do everything and have no time for anything on this earth; the question is, where are we going, why can not we give ourselves a little more times so we can exercise patience in everything we do; for, the world is for those who can wait; it written in the book of Isaiah 40:31, "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint."; so, let us cultivate habits of content to wait if necessary; that we may set ourselves up to receive all that are rightfully ours on this earth and heavenly places forevermore.
Dearly beloved, in everything, let us exercise patience in this world with kingdom mindsets; that Jesus Christ is in control of all the affairs of this earth and heavenly places; and if we can wait on him, regardless of what our negative circumstances maybe currently, he will set all things rightfully in proper perspectives and we will possess our possessions; therefore, let us have the patience of Job, and wait patiently for Jesus Christ; not doubt promises of our Father, but have faith in him that his promises will be fulfilled at appropriate times, on this earth and in heavenly places forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Hebrew 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Friday, August 28, 2015
(KJV.) 2 JOHN 1:9-11
(9) Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and Son.
(10) If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
(11) For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
DON'T REJECT ME, I AM FOR YOU!
Brethren, those people who are arrogant and prideful, claimed to know all things of this world, but regard not the gospel truth, that Jesus Christ is a son of our Father, born into the flesh, and when on planet earth, ministered to humanity things of the kingdom of heaven, at the end of his ministry, suffered for iniquities of humanity, died on the cross, resurrected from the death, took the keys of hell and death from the devil, ascended into heavenly places, seated on right hand of our Father, as an advocate to all who believe in him; and he is coming back again soon to receive the whole world unto himself; they are children of perdition and do not belong to our Father, but belong to the enemy; the devil; however, those who accept and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, they are children who belong in the eternal kingdom family of our Father and are joint heirs with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forevermore.
Case in point, after we have been saved, born again into the kingdom family of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit constrains believers from association of unbelievers; at times, unbelievers drop out of our associations themselves, once we become born again Christians; though we may have associated ourselves among ungodly societies, friendships and family circles before we became born again Christians; unbelievers will depart from our lives, because we become lights of the world; therefore, when unbelievers depart from our lives suddenly because of our faith in Jesus Christ; let us not for courtesy or eye service sake try to win them over on our sides, to continue to associate ourselves within those circles; for, it is written in book of 2 Corinthians 6:14, saying; "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?"; however, as believers called out of darkness into marvelous lights to save souls, we can still reach out to unbelievers, but not necessarily to associate ourselves with them; but for facts that we need to get closer to them, to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and to convert them into the faith of his righteousness; therefore, before we endeavor to convert anyone with the gospel of Jesus Christ; let us be sure that our foundations are stronger the faith of Jesus Christ; for, the enemy will try to hinder our agendas, to overcome our good works with evil attacks, to bring us back into our own vomits of ungodliness; that is the major reason why the text does not encourage believers to associate or entertain unbelievers who live their lives in ungodliness.
Fruit of thoughts, the text clearly states that when we come in contact with unbelievers who are in darkness, after we might have ministered words of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior unto them, but they refuse to hear but reject his words, we should not extend the goodwill of our Father upon them; for it is written in the book of Matthew 10:13; "And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you."; therefore, when we do our parts as ministers of the gospel, but children of perdition turn deaf ears, refuse to hear true words of our Father; receive Jesus Christ into their hearts as Lord and Savior; though they rejected his words, they have rejected Jesus Christ who gave his words from our Father; and they rejected our Father himself; for, it is a chain of command from heaven to follow by believers; therefore, we are not to be offended when we are rejected by evil men in our callings; for, it is our Father who was rejected, and there are repercussions for rebellious and disobedient children on judgment day; on this earth, disobedient children gets reproves and punishments from their fathers; therefore, when souls disobey their heavenly Father and creator, can we imagine what will happen to those souls?; this a point to ponder for today!
Dearly beloved, when we minister to save souls into the last boast of salvation, but our good works are viewed by unbelievers as sour grapes, let us not feel offended but after we must have tried our best to win them over but to no avail, let us move on to other unbelievers who are willing to receive the gospel, let us not give up on them entirely as hopeless people, but in our prayers, remember to pray for them, that their spiritual eyes may be enlighten to come to Jesus Christ and accept him into their hearts as Lord and Savior before it is too late and they end up in hell's damnation; today, if we have not yet receive Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, let us reach out to someone, who can lead us unto him; there are so many men and women of faith all over planet earth, waiting to lead souls to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, the last boat of salvation, grace and life forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 1 Timothy 5:22; Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
(KJV.) 1 JOHN 2:8-10
(8) Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
(9) He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
(10) He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
I CAN'T SEE, PLEASE TURN ON THE LIGHT!
Brethren, when we receive the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit into our innermost spirits; we receive a newer declaration, our old selves are gone away; and believers possess the same Spirit of Jesus Christ, which now indwells in believers; when we receive the Holy Spirit into our innermost spirits, all things become new, we no longer dwell in darkness but rather shine as lights of the world; therefore, as lights of this world, let us love one another as ourselves; for it is the major attribute of our Father, Son and the Holy Spirit; we cannot be lights of this world, but then have darkness as the same time; for light and darkness are enmity to each other, if we are lights of this world, let us shine as lights among darkness of this world, love one another, forgive those who trespass against us, so our Father will also forgive our trespasses, settle all differences with one another in good faith, bear one another's burdens as brothers and sisters of one heavenly Father; live peaceably with all men.
Case in point, if we say we are lights of this world, but hate our fellow brethren, we lie to ourselves, and the truth is not in us; for where there is light, there is also love of our Father; for it is written in the book of Matthew 5:44; "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 despitefully use you and persecute you:"; so regardless of what our enemies do, as believers, we ought to shine lights of love among all things; forgive our haters, forgot subject matters, rejoice and be happy; because with love, we are more than conquerors; for out of love Jesus gave himself to die on the cross for our iniquities, rose again from death to make believers over comers in every mountain of difficulties, and though we do not see our Father physically on this earth, his spirits indwells our mortal bodies, and his spirit is a spirit of love, if we possess his spirits, automatically, we possess his love implanted within our innermost spirits; therefore, when we have issues, and are hurt by our brothers or sisters, as believers, let us activate love of our Father from our innermost spirits, to counteract evil works of men; whenever, we show love despite provocations, love overcomes all things; therefore, let us not reciprocate evil for evil, but rather overshadow evil with good works; if we bring out of our spirits positive vibes of love to our haters or to people we hate knowingly or unknowingly, the Holy Spirit takes absolute control of all issues through our love gestures and peace will reign among brethren forevermore.
Fruits of thoughts, the question we need to ask ourselves today is, how could we be lights of this world but dwell in darkness at the same time?; the answer to this question is right in the above text; if we hate souls on this earth, it does not matter what our reasons maybe, the scriptures says, we are still in darkness; therefore, let us search our hearts to see if there are any acts of ungodliness within our innermost spirits such as envy, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, deceitfulness, hatred, strives and hurts etc.; let us purge our hearts so we can move away from darkness into the light of our Father, be true lights of the world; for if we do away with darkness, we are no longer in damnation but have life everlasting, for we love one another as ourselves, and where there is love, there no death but life everlasting.
Dearly beloved, let us shine our love lights for the world to see that we are children of our Father, and joint heirs to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; regardless of where we are in life currently, with the indwelling love of our Father within our innermost spirits, and the unfailing love of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; all things will be well again by his unfailing grace forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 1 John 4:20; If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
(KJV.) 1 PETER 2:13-14(13) Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme:
(14) Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Brethren, as believers in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we are to live exemplary lives in the faith of his righteousness for the world to know that we are children of light and not of darkness; one greater attribute of Jesus Christ is his meekly obedience to higher authorities; though he was a son of our Father, manifested in the flesh, during his persecution, trails and tribulation before crucifixion and death on the cross, Jesus did not rebel against higher authorities but rather submitted himself under hands of his enemies and was obedient to them; therefore, regardless of what maybe going on negatively against believers, whether false accusations, back stabbings, gossips, plots, schemes and resentments from enemy forces; regardless of what they do, let us not be dismayed but stand firmly in our callings and know that it happened to Jesus before it happened to his believers; let us not pay back evil for evil; but rather good for evil, pray for our enemies, forgive them and know for sure that Jesus is aware of our troubles and in appropriate times, all evil works of men will come to light and we will glorify our Father in heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Case in point, when persecutors accused Jesus Christ of blasphemed that he is the Son of our Father, brought him before Pilate to be questioned and scourged, he submitted himself to higher authorities and did not rebel against them; for Jesus knew that our Father will never forsake him in his sufferings, crucifixion and death on the cross; for, our Father resurrected him back to life; and he triumphant over the enemy, took back the keys of life and death from the enemy, grant salvation, grace and life everlasting to all those who believe and trust in him as Lord and Savior; currently, he seated on the right hand of our Father, pleading our cases before him; therefore, through our trails and tribulations, Jesus works all things together for good; let us have patience, trust and wait on him to accomplish his mighty works in our lives for his glory forevermore.
Fruits of thoughts, as believers, let us submit to higher authorities regardless of what maybe going on negatively against us; let us have greater faith in Jesus Christ; for people in places of authorities are working for Jesus Christ, regardless of how they were elected into those positions, they are in there for either to work for systems or against systems of Jesus Christ; for, we have to realized that there are thorns and thistles planted by the enemy among the wheat of this world; and they operate within nations, governments, churches, societies, friends and family circles, everywhere on earth, to torment lives and disturb peacefulness of this world; therefore, let us not take things of this physical world for granted, there is a battle going on behind the scene that naked eyes cannot see and that is the spiritual battle between the enemy and Jesus Christ over souls on this earth; however, Jesus already won the victory by his death and resurrection, he took back the keys of life and death from the enemy; there is a day set aside for his evil works to come to an abruptly end on planet earth; if people in higher authorities are men and women as Samuel, David, Josephs, Esther etc., planted in places of authorities by Jesus Christ for the welfare of his kingdom on earth, all things shall be well, regardless of what enemies do, Jesus reigns on earth and in heavenly places forevermore.
Dearly beloved, regardless of who higher authorities maybe, or who they work for in those positions; as believers, who walk by faith and not by sight, let us be submissive to rules and regulations of this world, our countries, workplaces and churches; for this is the will of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; regardless of what allegations, plots and schemes the enemy brings upon our souls on this earth, let us not fear, be dismayed or defend ourselves before men; but rather believe and trust in Jesus Christ to deliver our souls from hands of our enemies; and our Father to prove us as his beloved children on this earth and in heavenly places forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Ecclesiastes 10:4, If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
(KJV.) 2 PETER 2:19-21
(19) While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
(20) For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
(21) For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it , to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
ENJOY THIS FREEDOM!
Brethren, as believers and followers of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we have been called into freedom from bondage of our past, present and future trespasses into salvation, grace and eternity; and though Jesus gave humanity freedom by his sufferings, death and resurrection, others choose to turn away from his freedom into bondage of evil; for whatever our sinful natures were that Jesus had freed us from, and we have already gained self controls over those behaviors, if we do not take proper cares of ourselves, in the faith of his righteousness, stand firmly with faith, pray, worship and read the scriptures; guess what?; the enemy will attack stronger than before, to lure believers back into constraint and lead them into damnation; may God forbid!; however, when that happens to any believing soul, their second stages of ungodliness will be worse than their first stages; therefore, if Jesus Christ has given us freedom from all our transgressions, past, present and future; let us be thankful to him, enjoy the freedom but show mercy on others who trespass against us as well; for it is written; "Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful."(Luke 6:36); regardless of what other people have done negatively against our souls, are presently doing and will continue to do in the future; let us exemplify ourselves in Christ; forgive them, forget their errors and joyfully move on with our lives; let us bear in mind that Jesus forgave our past, present and future transgressions to the point of his death on the cross, he prayed saying; "Father forgive them for they know what they do."(Luke 23:34).
Dearly beloved, after we have known the gospel truth of matters concerning salvation, grace and eternity; let us follow after righteousness; serve our Father with joyfulness of hearts, forgive and love one another as ourselves; do things that are worthy of praises to our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; and, let us forget about our past hurts, worries and anxieties but rather embrace our futures, to know that Jesus is in absolute control of all things and we are more than conquerors by his blood, death and resurrection forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Luke 12:47-48, "And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes...But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.";
Monday, August 24, 2015
(KJV.) EPHESIANS 4:4-6
(4) There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
(5) One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
(6) One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
SAME, SAME, SAME!
Brethren, there is one body also referred to as one faith, which is the faith in our Father through the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; for, he came on earth to establish the kingdom of heaven through his ministry, after he suffered, was crucified, died and rose again from the dead, and ascended into heavenly places; evil people thought when they killed him, they killed his ministry also, but alas, when he resurrected from the death, his ministry resurrected with him, spread out it's wings into the entire planet earth; therefore, if we are in any type of spiritual setting with the name of Jesus Christ; we are his because we do not belong to the enemy, we belong to his spiritual body and not the world of darkness but in his lights; and if we are in his body, then we possess the same Spirit, which is the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit; for the Spirit of our Father dwells in every soul, born unto this earth; whether they are of the body of Christ our not, we all possess the Spirit of our Father; however, when we receive Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, and are baptized into the faith of his righteousness, that is when the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit comes to reside in our innermost spirit to be our companion, comforter and to teach us all things, to resist temptations of this world and walk in godliness into life everlasting; same ways we have been called into his body to persevere, forbear and do his will with joyfulness of hearts to accomplish our god-given assignments on planet earth, receive eternal rewards in heavenly places forevermore.
Case in point, in the above text, it is stated clearly that there is, (i) One Lord, which is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, who is the only way to salvation, by his death and resurrection, he broke the vail of the temple, made himself as the bridge between humanity and our Father, so we can have one on one relationships, confess our sins directly to him and Jesus sat on the right hand side of our Father, pleading for his forgiveness and mercies on our behalves when we transgress against our Father, to receive his second, third and forth chances, to start newer relationships with him over and over again; therefore, regardless of how we perceive events surrounding the life and death of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, he is the Lord of heaven and the Lord of the earth forevermore; (ii) one faith, to belong in the body of Christ; we also have to have one faith that the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is true, real and did happened; not only that but believe and trust in our Father's promises revealed through Jesus Christ in the scriptures, have confidence in his capability to do the impossible, and though we do not see his manifestations physically, we ought to believe and accept the facts of what he has already done, and believe that he will do much more through the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit and by his grace; therefore, as believers, let us have greater faith in his righteousness; for it is written in the book of 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."; (iii) one baptism, to complete the process of our faith in the body of Christ; after we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, the necessary steps which follows is to be submerged in water, symbolically, to purify our souls from all transgressions, wash away deeds of the old self so we became newer in the faith of the righteousness of our Father through the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, to receive salvation, grace and eternity; in most cases, right after the water baptism procedures into the faith, believers will receive the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit into their innermost spirits to indwell permanently within their souls until the day of redemption; therefore, when we receive Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, it will be inappropriate to rule out baptism but rather let us complete the process entirely for our own salvation and for glorification of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Fruit of thought, brethren, we have only one omnipotent being, creator of the universe, the spiritual force in higher authority, supremacy; his life force dwells within all his creation, there is nothing on planet earth that does not have his life force within them, the oceans and rivers, rain waters, forest, trees and flowers of the field, dust of the earth, sands of the seashores, birds of the air, beasts of the fields and humanity; all things have his breath of life within them; therefore, all things belong to one body; the Almighty Father, the "I am that I am.", from whom all things came into existence, and one Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his Son, through whom all things exist forevermore.
Dearly beloved, today's text is about understanding the foundation of our faith; that we belong to one Father through one body of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; with one resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, received through faith and baptism into his righteousness; therefore, we are of the same Father, same origin, same Spirit, same blood, made the same as our Father, therefore, let us cast away our differences, embrace one another with tender loving cares, as brothers and sisters, and dwell peaceably before the presence of our Father and Jesus Christ forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
(22) Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.(23) Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
(24) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
(25) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
IT IS TIME, TO BE AWAKEN!
Brethren, in the above text, believers are encourage to come closer to Jesus Christ with pureness of hearts, with full confidence and freedom from doubts that he is the Savior of the world; the only way to salvation and eternity, the true light among darkness of this world, trust and believe in him; let us sanctify our innermost spirits from negative thoughts, but think positive thoughts having self awareness that our souls are sanctified by his blood, same ways our mortal bodies are cleansed by washing of water; and with this concept in mind, let us hold true to our vows made to follow Jesus Christ without any doubts or hesitations; for Jesus is faithful to all who believe and trust in him; but rather, let us think good thoughts about one another, love, encourage and uplift one another with good deeds; and not forsake the congregation of our Father as others may do; in other words, let us join others who are ready to worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness, if possible, dedicate and volunteer our services to help uplift his works, and even above and beyond our calls of duties; as we all know that Jesus Christ's second coming is closer than ever; for it is written in the book of Romans 13:11-12, "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.; therefore, believers and followers of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; it is time, to be awaken from our deep slumbers and turn on our lights, let us shine our lights throughout the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, lighten ways of lost souls into salvation, grace and life everlasting. Amen and Amen!
Dearly beloved, today's message is a message for believers to have greater faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; one of the major attributes of Jesus Christ during his ministry was his greater faith in himself; he manifested our Father's glory by executing his faith, to heal the sick, to make the blind see, the lame to walk, multiply five loaves and two fishes of bread to fed the multitude, walk on water, raised dead people back to life, and by his greater faith; Jesus offered himself as a sacrificial lamb to be slaughtered on the cross to redeem humanity from bondage of iniquities, grant salvation, grace and life everlasting; therefore, no matter what is going on negatively in our lives currently; let us have greater faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, to know that he already died on the cross to overcome all set backs and failures of humanity by his sufferings, death and resurrection forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY;
(KJV.) 1 Corinthians 1:9, God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Friday, August 21, 2015
(KJV.) 2 CORINTHIANS 5:18-20
(18) And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
(19) To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not inputting their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
(20) Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Brethren, before we were in the world of darkness, but when Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for our iniquities through his death and resurrection, we received grace and the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit indwells our mortal souls, we become sons and daughters of our Father and joint heirs with Jesus Christ in eternity; therefore, if we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ today, we are his possessions, for, the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit resides in our mortal bodies to quicken our souls to walk in our Father's righteousness into life everlasting; therefore, our souls are renewed in him, and through prayers and reading of his words daily, we are strengthen in faith, our spiritual eyes are enlighten to be walk in godliness, resist works of ungodliness into eternity; though we have our old mortal bodies, our innermost spirits have been transformed to comply with who we currently are in Jesus Christ, our old sinful natures were washed away by his blood; and though the world may view us as the same people, we are no longer the same people; for the deeds of the old self is crucified with Jesus Christ; the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit resides within our souls, and we are sealed until the day of redemption.
Case in point, when we were in bondage of iniquities, through the life, suffering, shed blood and sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, we were brought into peace and harmony with our Father; and not only in harmony to him, but our souls receive salvation and eternity; currently, we have free grace to enjoy, joy, peace and life everlasting through the blood atonement of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; today, if we have not yet receive Jesus Christ, let us open doors of our hearts and accept him, confess him as Lord and Savior, get baptized into the faith of his righteousness, salvation and hope of his second coming and life everlasting; if we are redeemed of the Lord; Praise be to God!; let us do his will with our gifts and talents to glorify our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forevermore.
Fruit of thought, whatever goes on in this world, our Father is the author and finisher of all things; the enemy is working tirelessly to mess up the world; however, everything negative handiwork from his camp to destroy our lives; our Father already know what to do to rectify his evil deeds and turn them into testimonies for glorification of his Holy Name; there is nothing impossible with him; when Jesus came to earth, suffered, died and rose up again from the dead, it was all our Father's plan to reconcile his children to himself through Jesus Christ, when that agenda was completed, our Father is currently working on another agenda, which is to use Christ believers as agents of reconciliation of the world unto himself, but to accomplish his agenda, he has to reconcile all churches under the Holy Name of Jesus Christ; bring them together as one body, in one accord, to preach the gospel truth of matters concerning salvation of this world; though we preach the gospel, we are not held accountable to change souls; it is the duty of the Holy Spirit to visit the hearts of men, to transform lives; therefore, our responsibilities are to make sure that we preach the gospel to the entire world; by doing so, we prepare humanity for Jesus Christ's second coming into the world; for it is written in the book of Matthew 24:14; "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."; therefore we are diplomatic ministers of Jesus Christ sent out to preach the gospel truth to humanity, anoint hearts of men with his words, bring peace and harmony to lost souls, show them the way to salvation and life everlasting.
Dearly beloved, today, hands of Jesus Christ is reaching out to humanity; saying come unto me with all our labors, there is rest in me for you; make peace with our Father; for, I already shed my blood, died on the cross to pay for all your sins, resurrected from the tomb; so that through me, you will be made good and enjoy the goodness and mercies of our Father, salvation, free grace, peace and joy forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Hebrew 8:12; For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
(KJV.) 2 TIMOTHY 4:2-4
(2) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
(3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
(4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
PREACHERS, PREACH ON!
Brethren, Apostle Paul entrusts believers to, (i) Preach the word; when the Holy Spirit descends upon believers, it comes to empower them to discharge their god-given duties and responsibilities in their callings, (Acts 1:8); as preachers of the word, we are gifted to be oracles of our Father to his children; therefore, when we preach his words, we are to be bold and bravely relate what we hear him speak to his children regardless; we may or may not be aware but heaven holy fold listens to our preaching; therefore, before we mount pulpits, let us invite the presence of the Holy Spirit to take absolute control of our thought processes and utterances, that we might be accessible to be used mightily as his oracles to preach truthfulness of matters.
Case in point; as preachers, when we are not in spirits enough to preach words of our Father; the enemy takes control of our thought processes and we deviate from truthful words of our Father, tell stories that are not related to the scriptures or prophetic subject matters; when we do not spiritually prepare ourselves, the enemy will send devises to warfare against preachers, distract their thought processes and thought processes of worshipers, not to focus entirely to preach the gospel, and for worshipers not to assimilate words of our Father, and water down both preachers and worshipers as grass of the field, change their thought processes into flesh, make them lukewarm, sleepy, tired and unable to focus to assimilate words of our Father; and regardless of how prepared we may be, before we preach words of our Father, to any congregation whether large or small sittings; let us be ware that there are infiltration spirits among the assembly; for they are there, to distract our visions, interrupt our hearings and take away seeds of words from our hearts, (Job 1:6); (ii) be instant in season, out of season; as believers, we are to make our callings first priorities over our own self interests, regardless of whether it is convenient or inconvenient to do our Father's will, there will be point and times in our lives, when we may have to move forward, out of our comfort zones to do his will elsewhere; it maybe in nations where we are currently or abroad where the Holy Spirit send us; therefore, we ought to be prepared to go all over the world and preach his words in truthfulness; (iii) reprove; if we disapprove of some issues in this world of darkness, let us voice our concerns as followers of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, but do all things with humility and respect for others; (iv) rebuke; when we observed evil works of the enemy operating in the assemblies of our Father, let us reprove but with the sense of meekness, gentleness, sweetness, and kindness for the world to know that we mean well and are not to create confusions but to set things in proper perspectives for peacefulness of the world; (v) exhort with all long suffering and doctrine; let us encourage one another to walk in godliness, do things that are rightfully in the eyes of our Father, and in whatever we do, let us use the scriptures as our guidelines in the faith of his righteousness forevermore.
Brethren, Apostle Paul went on to say; (a) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; unfortunately, we are already in those times; everywhere nowadays, worshipers are no longer looking to hear the true words of our Father, but are looking for congregations where they can feel cozy and pampered like they are in movie theaters, operas, entertainment centers without buying tickets or paying gate fees; they look for congregations with loud sounding cymbals but not to raise up their hands to praise our Father, but dance to their own fleshly enjoyments; where have we erred? is time to make turns to worship our Father in spirit and in truth; (b) but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; therefore they look for preachers who will go along and pamper their earthly desires, tell them it is alright to go against words of our Father and still inherit eternal life; believers, let us be careful, our Father is not to be mocked by his own children; (c) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. Therefore, as preachers, let us not turn truthfulness of the scriptures upside downwards, preach our own interpretations to fulfill fleshly desires of congregations, but rather let us stand fast in the faith of the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, preach on the truth for the sake of believer's and unbeliever's eternity and for the faithfulness of our callings; today, the question we need to ask ourselves is; where are we going from here?; unless we ask ourselves some few questions, we will not receive answers from the Holy Spirit who was given on the day of Pentecost by our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior to teach us all things.
Dearly beloved, at times, regardless of how we feel in our callings; when the Holy Spirit prompts us to speak his words, let us adhere to his voice; so long as our utterances are in the will of our Father and to his glory; for the gifts and calling of our Father are without repentance, (Romans 11:29); and all things work together for good to them that love our Father, are called according to his purposes; therefore, Preachers, preach on, the truthfulness of the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
(KJV.) HEBREWS 5:8-10
(8) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
(9) And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
(10) Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
THE HEAVENLY PRIESTHOOD
Brethren, though Jesus Christ was parts of our Father, he was born in the flesh, took on a form of man without any status, claimed no respect for himself; but rather took upon him duties of serving humanity, he was not proud or arrogant though he knew who he was, his mission on this earth, yet willing to comply to our Father's orders; in humility, he suffered for sins he did not committed, shed his sacred blood, became obedient even unto death on the cross; and because of his obedience to our Father, after his resurrection and ascension into heaven, our Father also exalted him, (i) gave him all powers of heaven and on earth; therefore, Holy Spirit empowerment comes by obedience of our Father's words; (ii) and a name above all names; therefore, when we receive empowerment of the Holy Spirit to do his will, he also gives us newer names and titles to honor us for our service to him; (iii) that at the mention of the Jesus, all knees should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; therefore, when we receive empowerment from the Holy Spirit and walk in his statutes; we have same authorities as Jesus Christ on this earth and in heaven, so, let us exercise our authorities over the darkness of this world and bring lost souls into eternity; (iv) that every tongue should admit the truthfulness of matters, that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to glorify the LORD our Father; (v) that through him, all souls should receive salvation and life everlasting; therefore, Jesus Christ received exaltation and honors from our Father because of his obedience to his words.
As believers, when we walk in obedience to dictates of the Holy Spirit the world will reproach and call us names such as over zealous or fanatic people, let us not feel offended about reproaches of men but forgive them for they know not what they do; let us give them the benefit of the doubt, that they may be in darkness and have no understandings for things of the spirits; however let us focus on our callings, not pay attention to distractions of this world of darkness; when Jesus came to this earth, he spoke to humanity things of himself and the kingdom of heaven; but they did not believe or receive him; but rather persecuted and crucified, him, when he resurrected from the death, they still refused to accept the fact, that they crucified an innocent man; therefore, they made up stories to cover up their failures; however, their lies did not prevailed over truthfulness of matters; for many saw him and testified about his resurrection; therefore, when he ascended into heaven, the Father glorified him with himself, and made him the ruler of all his works, and the only way through which disobedient lost souls can be restored from darkness of this world into lights of our Father and life everlasting;
Fruits of thoughts, as believers, when we obey the voice of Jesus Christ to follow him and do his will; though the world may misunderstand how and why we do what we do; regardless of what they may think or say about believers, let us not lose hope but trust in our Father, that he is in control of our situations and persevere, forbear and finish our assignments; for there are rewards and honors set aside for his faithful servants; if we follow carefully the life of Jesus Christ, his ministry on earth, sufferings, obedience to death on the cross, resurrection and ascension into heavenly places; we can see his dedication and obedience to works of our Father; and though he has power over death because he was part of our Father, yet in other for the scriptures to be fulfilled entirely, he humbled himself to death on the cross to save the world from bondage of iniquities; therefore, when we are in ministry, let us know that there will be trouble times, but our Father is always faithful and will not leave us alone in the furnace of fires, but there are reasons why we have to persevere, forbear and endure all sufferings; that is, to finish our assignments successfully in this world of darkness, bring lost souls into salvation and life everlasting; for, our good works are not done in vain but there are rewards awaiting for those who can finish their assignments successfully by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ forevermore.
Case in point, when we obey words of our Father and do his will; he will not leave us alone, but he proves and gives honors to his faithful servants; three times it is recorded in the scriptures how he honored Jesus Christ; (a) firstly honor; at the beginning of the ministry of Jesus Christ, when John baptized him by the river Jordan; a voice spoke from heaven to justify and honor him; saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:17); (b) secondly honor; when Jesus Christ's ministry on earth was over, he took three of his disciples with him, Peter, James and John to pray in the garden of Gethsemane, amazingly, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and behold a voice spoke out of the cloud; which said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him." (Matthew 17:5); (c) thirdly honor; when Jesus Christ was on this earth, he never glorified himself, but gave all glory to our Father, who later on glorified him, called him a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek; why the order of Melchizedek? because he was a priest anointed by our Father himself, and not made a priest by the anointment of humanity; for priests made in the order of Melchizedek are made without an earthly oaths but with an oath of our Father himself, therefore, he gave them honors and titles as distinguish personalities for his glorification; therefore, let us give honor to those who our Father has given his honors on this earth, to glorify his will and Holy Name among his creation.
Dearly beloved, today's lesson is about obedience and submission to our Father; in this world of darkness, it is a difficult thing to walk in godliness; however, Jesus understands our situations; for he gave himself to die on the cross to make our burdens light; we do not have to worry ourselves on how to make it to heaven, we just have to accept him into our hearts as Lord and Savior, trust and believe in him; and, we can do all things by his strength and grace; therefore, let us not be weary in well doings and give up on our callings, but persevere and forbear in all sufferings, bear our crosses upon our shoulders with greater faith in Jesus Christ, and know that no matter what happens along his pathways of righteousness, he is in control of all things, and will never give up on us; when we finish our races successfully on earth, we will receive honors and laugh out loud with him in heavenly places forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Psalm 2:7-8 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee...Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
(KJV.) 1 TIMOTHY 6:11-12
(11) But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
(12) Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!
Brethren, though believers are saved from the world of darkness into the marvellous lights of our Father through the blood redemption of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, sealed by the power of the Holy Spirit until the day we sleep in death, we still dwell in this world of darkness; however, as shinning lights of Jesus Christ, we can affect positive changes in this world by the way we interact with others; therefore, let us not ran away from those we categorize as sinners, but ran away from their sinful behaviors, and live our lives according to the uprightness of our Father so we can be justified by our behaviors that we are his children, let us avoid going to places that can lead us into ungodliness but bear fruits of uprightness with faith in Jesus Christ, let us love and care for one another, speak not in vexation, but exercise patience with one another, always encourage others with words of wisdom, knowledge and understanding of the scriptures, resist traits of arrogance and prideful spirits, show humility and be respectful of others.
Case in point, what we have to realized is, spiritual powers and wisdom of our Father increases within our innermost spirits, only if we allow ourselves as flowing channels to release the anointing glories of our Father, and regardless of how we might have obtain those gifts, whether through self efforts in learning institutions or given through the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit; the bottom line is, all good gifts comes from our Father; for it is written in the book of James 1:17, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."; unless our gifts are from the enemy, let us share our gifts with one another, for, we gain more anointing powers into our gifts, only when we utilize those gifts for the glorification of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; when our gifts remain dormant within our innermost spirits, it does not benefit anyone on this earth, not even ourselves or glorify our Father the giver of all gifts; someday, when we fly away to be with Jesus Christ, our gifts will perish with the wind; also, on the day of judgment all souls will give an account of whatever our Father gave unto them while on earth; for it is written in book of Romans 14:12, "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." therefore, let us steer up our gifts to the glorification of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. ,
Fruits of thought, brethren, everywhere we go on this earth, traits of the enemy has taken control; things that were abominable in previous generations are considered as normal in this twenty-first century; the question we need to ask ourselves today is, did the LORD changed?; absolutely not!; for it is written in the book of Malachi 3:6, "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.:" the answer is, the LORD changed not! if he changed not, why have we changed and requires him to accept our changes? This is a point to ponder! as believers, we have to know who we are in this world, fight the good fight of faith, resist temptations of the devil, and he will flee away; so we can walk in godliness, inherit promises of our Father, be joint heirs with Jesus Christ in eternal life; for he called us as his followers and we responded to his callings; therefore, let us preach the gospel to all nations of the world, share our testimonies to encourage others, utilize our gifts and talents to the glorification of our father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, just because humanity have changed godly pathways into waywardness, viewing ungodliness of this world as normal behaviors, it does not mean that believers should follow after their waywardness; if we ask why not? the answer in written in the book of 1 Peter 2:9, "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light." therefore, if believers are a chosen generation, then we cannot do what people of this world do; but be shinning examples of Jesus Christ in the world of darkness, wear faith crowns of glories, walk on earth boldly as kings and queens of eternal glory forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 1 Corinthians 9:26-27 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:...But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Monday, August 17, 2015
(KJV.) 1 CORINTHIANS 10:24
(24) Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Brethren, we have rights as inhabitants of this earth to do whatever we choose to do; however, not all things are suitably for Christ believers; as believers, we are to walk in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, who called us out of darkness of this world into marvelous lights, to live exemplary lives; therefore, we cannot follow ways of ungodliness; for, we are born again through the blood of Jesus Christ, baptized into the faith and are joint heirs with him in eternity; going forward, let us do what Jesus did during his ministry on earth; Jesus did not care about rituals and sacrifices but had compassion on the poor, sick, hungry and afflicted, sought after sinners to bring them into repentance, salvation and life everlasting; therefore, as believers of the twenty-first century, let us not focus too much on things of this world that perish with the wind, but rather do the will of Jesus Christ, preach the gospel to all nations of the world, to change hearts of lost souls, bring them into the last boat of salvation, grace and life everlasting.
Fruit of thought, let us have awakening spirits in this world; currently, there is a battle going on in this world over souls; the fight is between the world of darkness and the kingdom of Jesus Christ; knowingly or unknowingly each and every soul on earth belongs to one of these two forces; there is no force in between these two forces; if we are undecided, the enemy will gladly make decisions for our souls bring us along into his damnation, for, that is his main focus on planet earth; however, let us ask ourselves, how do we determine which side of the battle force we belong?; the answer is very simple, let us double check ourselves; if we walk in the flesh, follow after dictates of infiltration spirits to lust after fleshly desires of this world, our utterances and behaviors should portray who we really are and which side of the battle we belong; in other words, whatever choices we are making right now, in this life, is what differentiates our souls from which sides of the battle force we belong to; however, we have to realized that the flesh warfare against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh at all times; therefore, as believers, we have to be in spirit, not to yield to the dictates of the flesh, but rather, seek after things of the spirit; for it is written, Galatians 5:17, "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would."; however, as believers, we can do all things, through Christ who strengthens our souls through his words; all things can be accomplished by prayer and reading of his words.
Case in point, let us be ware that regardless of how saved we are, there is a demon on every level of our faith ready to attack our faith grounds to bring us down; therefore, let us not relax ourselves in spirit and think that we are untouchable by enemy forces; but rather pray without ceasing, focus on Jesus Christ, have faith in him; by his death on the cross and resurrection from the tomb, we are victorious forevermore.
Brethren, let us lay aside our own self seeking efforts and seek after the welfare of others; let us not strive with man, but rather strive to please our maker by pleasing others through his will, and not through the will of the enemy to walk in ungodliness with others; but rather minister to others with the wisdom, knowledge and truthfulness of the gospel that they may have awakening spirits to accept Jesus Christ into their hearts, confess him with their mouths as their Lord and Savior, get baptized into the faith of his righteousness, to receive salvation, grace, hope of his second coming and life forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Friday, August 14, 2015
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Friday, August 7, 2015
(KJV.) GALATIANS 4:4-6
(4) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
(5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
(6) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
ALRIGHT! THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT!
Brethren, before we were redeem from the curse of the law by the sacred blood of Jesus Christ, we were in bondage under the sinful deeds of this world; however, when the appointed time came for our Father to intervene in the affairs of humanity, to save his wayward children from damnation; he sent forward his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and though Jesus Christ was spiritual part of our Father, yet, he was born in the flesh, through a virgin, and was made under the dictates of the law; therefore, Jesus Christ came into the world purposely to redeem humanity from bondage of iniquities, to introduce the Kingdom of heaven unto earth, he was the true light, sent to bear witness of the light which lighten ways of humanity in the world of darkness and to take away the sins of the world; however, to experience what was going on within the law, he was born under the law, that he might experience the dictates of law himself, gain the knowledge of why humanity continue to sin against our Father; so he can plead our cases on our behalves before our Father, from creation until the end of the world, Jesus Christ is for humanity, has been for humanity and will continue to be for humanity forevermore; therefore, the ponder point for today is; if Christ is for us, who can be against us?
Fruit of thoughts, Jesus, came to the world to liberate humanity from bondage of the law, when he experience what was going on with the law and humanity; the on going confessions of sins to high priests, daily animal blood sacrifices for atonement of sins and the water cleansing; he reported back to the Father; the dialogue began: "Father, the dictates of the law, is too much for humanity;" our Father answered, and said, "do you think of anything else we can do to make things easier on them?"; the Son answered, and said, "Father, we can sacrifice one person's blood once and for all to take away all their iniquities and introduce grace of forgiveness for future sins through the same shed blood forever."; the Father said, that sounds like a great idea!; "but who will be this sacrificial lamb?" Jesus answered and said, "I will sacrifice my blood for all iniquities of humanity, once and for all; how about that Father?" the Father, answered and said, "Great Son, you know how much I love you; the ball is in your court Son, go for it!"; however, when the time was at hand, for Jesus to fulfill his own words, the enemy tried to talk him out of the will of our Father, to save humanity from bondage of sins, whiles he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane; therefore, Jesus cried, "And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me, nevertheless not my will, but what thou wilt."; (Mark 14:36); regardless of Jesus prayer for mercy, he already vowed a vow to shed his blood to save humanity and must be fulfilled entirely; therefore, he gave himself to be slaughtered on the cross as a sacrificial lamb, to redeem humanity from bondage of iniquities and dictates of the law, that humanity through his sufferings, death and resurrection, past, present and sins are forgiven, that we might receive adoption as sons and daughters of our Father and joint heirs to Jesus Christ in eternity: what an amazing love of Jesus Christ!
Case in point, and because we are sons and daughters through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we became his chosen vessels of holiness; for, we receive the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit to indwell our hearts, to quicken our mortal bodies, that we might proclaim who we really are and belong to in this world and shout out with a loud voice, Father, dear Father!; therefore, as believers, when the Holy Spirit quickens our mortal bodies, let us not ignore him, but acknowledge his presence within our innermost spirits with a shout of praise to our Father and to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior forevermore.
Dearly beloved, the fullness of time has come that Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior will come back to planet earth; there are strange phenomenons happening all over the world nowadays, all these phenomenons are prophecies written down in the scriptures relating to his second coming; initially, our Father gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life; currently, Jesus Christ is saying to humanity, "Your sins are already paid for with my shed blood on the cross; therefore, come unto me with your labors and heavy laden, there is rest in me forever and evermore." Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Ephesians 4:30; And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
(KJV.) 1 JOHN 4:19-21
(19) We love him, because he first loved us.
(20) If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
(21) And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
SWIM, OH SWIM YE IN THE RIVERS OF LOVE!
Brethren, in this epistle of John, love is spoken of in detail; however in reference to the above text for this morning, John said; (i) We love him, because he first loved us. "Truly!" as believers, we go out of our ways to do things, in other to show how much we love our Father, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; we worship and reverence our Father diligently, dedicate ourselves to his will, read the scriptures, give to the poor and needy; love one another as ourselves; our Father appreciates all that we do; however, we are not doing all these gestures because we love him; but we do all these things because of the love he has for us: when we search the scriptures, from the book of Genesis in the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve through the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ for all iniquities, salvation, grace and life everlasting, the book of Revelation, the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; we can see his greater attribute of love; therefore our Father is the source of love himself, there is nothing about him that is out of love; also, his love reigns supreme in our lives through his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, whenever we call upon his Holy Name, regardless of our difficult situations, he delivers our souls from all troubles of this life;
Case in point, our Father created humanity in his own likeness, therefore automatically, there are rivers of love flowing within our innermost spirits before birth; this love is a chain of emotions which connects one person to another; when we hate a brother or sister, we break the chain of love from our Father connected within the hearts of his children; therefore, let us not be instruments of mass destruction of love of our Father; but rather allow rivers of love to flow through our innermost spirits for the glorification of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and for one another on planet earth; love is a chain of command that should not be broken; Jesus said, "....Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."(Matthew 22:39); therefore, John went on to say, "Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is not being truthful but lying to themselves: for whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love our Father, whom they have not yet seen?; this is a true statement, therefore, brethren, if we say, we love our Father, worship and serve him, let us see ourselves as one family on earth belonging to one heavenly Father, walk in love, forgive one another's trespasses, be merciful, genuinely show kindness towards one another, with the perspective of our Father; for, he displayed his love towards humanity, that while we were yet sinners, he gave his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, to die on cross for all our iniquities, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life; also, this is a commandment from our Father, that, whosoever loves him, must also love their brothers and sisters; therefore, whatever hindrances prevails against our love for one another, Jesus Christ has broken down the walls of the enemy by his sufferings, death and resurrection from the tomb; we are set free from all spiritual bondage and hindrances forevermore.
Fruits of thought; love is already implanted in our spirits, we just have to have change of hearts and awakening spirits, pray for genuine love to manifest through our hearts towards one another; love is like an aroma of perfume, when we come in contact with humanity, if we have love radiating from our innermost spirits, automatically, people around us should feel the warmth our presence, if there are any troubles prevailing against their souls, our love towards them, should relieve them of their troubles, worries, and anxieties; also, as humans walking on the face of this earth, we are all woven together in the love of our Father; in other for peace to reign on this earth, we have to stop viewing ourselves as different people from different nations, diversities, races and genders; but view one another through the lenses of our Father's love, as one family, dwelling in his presence on planet earth; at times we have to disagree to agree; we cannot live together without offenses, but let us know how to forgive one another's faults so we can move forward, display the love of our Father, through the love of others, and dwell peaceably with all men forevermore.
Dearly beloved, because of our Father's love for humanity, he sacrificed his only begotten Son to save the whole world; if we love Jesus Christ, we should also show the same love he has for us to others; let us look beyond nationalities, ethnicity, races and genders; see ourselves as souls, as brothers and sisters on assignments on earth for Jesus Christ; this is our common goal, in heaven there are no divisions; every spirits belongs to our Father and are joint heirs with Jesus Christ and everyone dwells in the love of our Father; therefore, regardless of who we are on planet earth, in heaven, we are all his children; the question is, how can we love one another with the love of our Father already implanted in our hearts from the Father of creation through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior?; when we live in love, peace will reign supreme on this earth as it is in heaven forever and evermore. I love you all with the love of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 1 John 3:17, But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
(KJV.) JEREMIAH 10:23-24
(23) O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
(24) O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
THE COUNSEL OF LORD SHALL STAND!
Brethren, in the above text, Prophet Jeremiah prayed on behalf of the chosen people of our Father, he warned them against the evil deeds of ungodliness but seek after righteousness; in his prayer, he also petitioned saying; (i) O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself, that is, though humanity think many thoughts all day and at all times; some of these thoughts are from good intents of our hearts, while some thoughts came from infiltration spirits and evil imaginations of the enemy; no matter what our thoughts processes and endeavors in this life maybe; eventually, the will of our Father will prevail against all our agendas; for, he is the one in control of our lives, and we are not of our own selves; therefore, regardless of what we do with our own human efforts, our Father will eventually bring our plans and self efforts to no fruition; as a result, let us not make plans for the future, without praying to seek the will of our Father; for it is written in the book of James 4:13, "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain, Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and the vanisheth away."; brethren, we are not in control of our lives, but Jesus Christ does and no matter what our human agendas maybe in this life, his will shall be done in our lives whether we like it or not; contrarily, when enemies plots, plans and schemes against souls, whether we are aware of their evil works or not; Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior foils their evil imaginations; (ii) it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps: we all know that, all souls have their own callings and assignments implanted in their innermost spirits before birth; whether souls come from the evil world of darkness, sent by their master the devil to cause commotions and havoc on this earth or are sent from heavenly places by Jesus Christ, and on missions for the glorification of our Father; let us know for sure that all souls are on assignments on this earth, Heaven or Hades is our permanent abode; on this aspect, let us know that we are not of ourselves on this planet earth, but Jesus Christ directs our ways into his will, if we accept him into our hearts as Lord and Savior; though we may think otherwise, as believers, let us not do things by using our own human efforts without seeking the will of our Father through Jesus Christ; when we go our own different ways, follow our own human agendas; Jesus Christ never leaves us alone, but with patience, he gives us many chances to turn around and come unto him, receive salvation, walk in his righteousness into life everlasting; if we fail to surrender to him, at times, he will use force to bring humanity into proper alignments with his will according to what our assignments are on this earth; as believers, let us not strive with our maker, whereby he will have to use iron hands to bring us back into proper alignments with his will; for none of our self-efforts can lead us into the ways of righteousness except through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; for it is written in the book of John 14:6, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father; but by me."; and the steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. (Psalm 37:3).
Brethren, Prophet Jeremiah went on to plead with the LORD; saying, O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing; in other words, Jeremiah prayed that instead of our Father's wrath of judgment upon him and his people, he should have mercy and hurry up to deliver them from their waywardness and not in his anger destroy their lives; awesome prayer!; as believers, at times we ought to intercede on behalf of others within or outside the faith; and regardless of what our disagreements maybe on this earth, let us accommodate one another, reconcile all differences, be in peace and harmonious with one another; for, we are all of the same Father and joint heirs with Jesus Christ in eternal kingdom forevermore.
Dearly beloved, Prophets Jeremiah encourages believers to be aware that our ways are not really our own pathways, but our steps are ordered by our creator and Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; therefore, in all our undertakings, let us seek the will of our Father, allow the Holy Spirit to direct our pathways in his righteousness into life everlasting; Jeremiah also prayed for our Father's merciful kindness and ways of deliverance from ungodliness without condemnation; today, Jesus Christ has taken care of all condemnations on the cross and by his death and resurrection, we are at liberty forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Proverbs 16:1, The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
Monday, August 3, 2015
(KJV.) 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-7
(6) But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap bountifully.
(7) Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND!
Brethren, the above text is about giving; at times, when others are in difficult situations and we are fortunate to have, we tend to hold back due to carnal mindedness; today, Apostle Paul is saying to humanity, in an analogy, "What goes around, comes around!"; he said, (i) Listen carefully, If you sow frugality, you will also reap frugality; and if you sow generously, you will also reap generously: therefore, if we see and hear of our neighbors, family, friends, co-workers, homeless, the poor and needy, let us stretch forth our hands and give generously; if for some reasons we are in hardship situations ourselves and cannot do good will, that is perfectly alright; our Father knows the intents of our hearts and will bless us so we can bless other people; however, we read in Mark chapter 12; 41-44; Jesus sat at the treasury and saw people cast money into the treasury, the rich cast more, and there came a poor widow who threw in two small coins; he called his disciples and said truly, truly, i say unto you; this poor widow threw in more than all those who threw in money before; for those who threw in money before, threw in out of the abundance that they have, but she threw in all that she had to live on; therefore, little things that we do matters to Jesus Christ, if we hold back doing nothing because we are waiting to be blessed before we do things; the seconds, minutes and hours are not waiting for us; time is running out, let us make do with what we have now, so Jesus Christ can help us to do more for his glorification; the poor widow went home blessed than all the givers; friends, it is only open hands that can receive from Jesus Christ; if our hands are closed at all times, we cannot receive anything from him; therefore, let us open up our hands, give to others who are in difficult situations and receive abundance of blessings from Jesus Christ; when we show love and give goodwill, though it may seem like we are losing earthly possessions, we are not losing anything but rather gaining more blessings of grace from our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and life everlasting.
Case in point, Apostle Paul said, (ii) "we should all give what we have decided in our hearts to give, not unwillingly or under force, for our Father loves cheerful givers."; therefore, if we are willing to give, let us give according to what we have, and not give under pressures to please others, but to please our Father, it is not how much we give to others that matters to Jesus Christ, but our hearts and attitudes towards our givings that matters to him; remember, Jesus said in the book of Matthew 22:39, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."; therefore, giving is about love, whether we love our Father with all our hearts souls and minds, give to the benefit of his purposes on earth, or we love our neighbors and do unto them as we would like done unto us; anything we do out of love, our Father reciprocates with multiple blessings; regardless of what we do, his hands of favors will bring more showers of blessings upon our lives; for it is written in the book of Luke 6:38, "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over; shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." brethren, because of love, our Father gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him, should not perish but have everlasting life."(John 3:16); therefore, let us also give out of the abundance we have received from him to help the poor, needy and those in devastating situations and be blessed forevermore.
Dearly beloved, we do hear sermons about blessings of our Father when we do his will; however, many people will say, I gave but did not receive anything from Jesus Christ, today, the Holy Spirit is answering your questions on how blessings do manifest in the giver's life; firstly, have you counted your blessings lately?; if not, start counting now; the air you breath into your nostrils this morning, is a blessing; the food you ate and water you drank, are blessings; the protection and victory you had from running into another vehicle on the street, is a blessing; the layoffs that did not affect you at work, is a blessing; the medical test results that came back negative, without any signs of illness, is a blessing; your kids on honor rolls at school is a blessing; your higher paying jobs that does not stress your life, is a blessing; the biggest bonus, and raise that you received recently at work, is a blessing etc...all these things that we take for granted everyday, are blessings from Jesus Christ to his children saying, "Thank you! I appreciate what you do for me, you help when I needed help; I encourage you to continue to help me by helping others in difficult situations, I will see you very soon to take you home with me forever and evermore." Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
(KJV.) EPHESIANS: 1-3
(1) I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.
(2) With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
(3) Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
STAND WITH ME, WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER!
As believers of today, let us not be timid, afraid of persecutions and reproaches of men, but rather be bold and brave Christians, use our gifts and talents to help others, believers and unbelievers, and view ourselves as branches of the vineyard of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; do all things with humility, submissiveness and free from prideful attitudes; but with patience, enduring insults, reproaches or mistreatment; let us continue to indulge one another in love, serve with one mind, not wavering; but armed ourselves as soldiers of Christ with attributes of our Father, be holy and know that we are loved dearly by our Father, be merciful, show kindness, have compassion, encourage, inspire, forgive one another's faults as Jesus Christ forgave all our iniquities on the cross, love and care for one another; do our best to work together as one body, with one common goal to save lost souls, bring them along into the last boat of salvation which is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; for we share one Spirit through the bond of peace; therefore, let peace reign supreme within the body of Christ forevermore. Amen!
Dearly beloved, let us be in unity for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; lay all differences aside and focus entirely on our callings in the body of Christ, preach the word as the spirit minsters into our innermost spirits; for we are not of ourselves, but Christ is working through us; the moment we focus on what others do or say, try to justify ourselves, we lose focus on Christ; therefore, let us be in spirit at all times, resist things that bring disagreements and divisions among the body of Christ, but allow peace and love to reign supreme within our hearts and within the body of Christ forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.