Saturday, March 31, 2018
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 27:64
(64) Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead so the last error shall be worse than the first.
WAS IT AN ERROR?
Grace be unto you! Funny, isn't it! At times, it is difficult for wrongdoers to accept the facts that they did wrong, render apologies for their wrongful actions: for some, saying sorry, I was wrong; is a difficult thing to do; however, as we live together and move around in this world, there will be misconceptions about things we do not understand about others, offenses may come as a result of our poor judgments to react negatively towards them; however, as believers, it is of Christ, to be humble, whenever we realize our faults against others, offer apologies for wrongful behaviors, by doing so, we ease the tensions from the mindsets of both parties, purifing hearts of filthiness, hindering undetermined negative reactions.
After Jesus was crucified, the event surrounding his death, proved to his persecutors that he was truly the Son of God, cf. Matthew 27:54; their eyes of understandings lightened, realized that they crucified their Messiah; what would anyone do in such a case? For, Jesus has already died, the harm was done; did they offered apologies to Mary the Mother of Jesus? Not a chance! Rather, they went to the authorities, told them the truth of what actually happened, admitted that it was an error on their part to crucify the Son of God, regardless, covered up their wrongful action, justified themselves; the ponder point is, was Christ's crucifixion an error?
Beloved, when the persecutors realized that they have crucified their Messiah, they secured his sepulchre, by sealing the entry stone, setting a watch over it, cf. verse 66; to make sure that he did not resurrect as prophesied, cf. Matthew 12::40; 26:61; 27:40, 63; sealed or unsealed, Jesus resurrected from the tomb on the third day as prophesied, instead of the persecutors admitting to the fact that he had risen, they covered up the truth of matters, created another lie to cover up a lie, that his body was stolen from the tomb by his disciples; this is the second and hopefully the last error of this matter; is it? friends, let us never cover up wrongdoings, always tell the truth of matters, even if, it is a matter of life or death, call the spade, a spade, if wrong, render Christlike apologies, love, share and live peaceably with all men. Have a Happy Easter! Jesus is coming back again soon! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Thursday, March 29, 2018
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 26:67-68
(67) Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands. (68) Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
JESUS VS THE BUNNY?
This week, occasionally as I drove through my neighborhood, I perceived the images of the bunny rabbit, baskets with colorful eggs in people front yards; looking, I did not perceive any signs of the crucifixion in any of the front yards as I drove-by, does it mean, that there are no believers living in the neighborhood? Not so, there are, and I am one of them; am not suggesting that we wear our faith on sleeves, just concern, that if we can proudly display the bunny, baskets of colorful eggs, in front yards for the world to see that we are in the Easter festive modes; why don't we display the truth of the matter, that it was not the rabbit or the chicken which laid the eggs, which died to save the world, rather it was the blood of Jesus Christ, which redeemed us all from the bondage of iniquities, granted salvation, free grace, hope and eternal life; therefore, let us spend our hard earned proceeds on things that pleases Jesus, in other to receive more favors from him, on the earth and before the throne of grace.
Beloved, at times, we have to refuse to indulge in certain man-made traditions, which has taken away the roots of what we believe, commercialized for profitable gains, get back on track with the one we claim to follow; today, if we should witness Christ's sufferings among his persecutors or be journeying with the cross upon his shoulders; what can you and I do to help him? Should we help him to carry his cross, offer prayers of support, weep along with him or carry the bunny and the basket of colorful eggs? But what for? Let us not deviate from the journey of faith, allow the carnalities of this world, the chance to overshadow the establishment of Christ, he paid the costly high price for us, to enjoy his free grace, live peaceably and in harmony with one another, going forward in unity, forever and evermore. Let us Love one another as ourselves! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 19:11
(11) Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore *he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
POWER, NOTHING ELSE!
Yes, let's check the following! (i) The book of Job Chapter 1:12, 2:6; Satan was given the power over Job to trouble his life; (ii) I Corinthians 5:1-5; by one's own evil works, Satan can be given the power by God, over the man, to torment them, for whatever the reasons may be; for instance, he tempts them into disobedience, then goes forth to allege them before God, gain permission to punish them for their wrong doings; (iii) I Timothy 1:20; also, one can open the door of evil upon themselves by their blasphemous words, that makes me wonder, is Satan working for God or for himself? Ponder!
During the trials of Jesus Christ, Pilate said unto him. Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? What did Jesus say? See the above text for the answer; the fact is, the enemy has no power over the believers in troubling them anyhow without the permission from God, at times, inadvertently, we open up our hearts to infiltration spirits by poor judgments, allowing them the access to our mindsets into our hearts, to reactions of ungodliness, this should not be so, if we are able to discern his dubiousness, rebuke him away from our thought processes.
Beloved, the point is, when Pilate arrogated his authority over Jesus, Jesus did not accept, allow his mouth of authority the chance to reign over his diety, he made his point clear to Pilate that he has no power over him at all, except what was given to him from above; therefore, as believers, we know who we are in Jesus, if the enemy comes to us with condemnations, lies, and deceits, rebuke him away; also, Jesus said, *he that delivered me unto thee hath a greater sin; therefore, to be in the spirit, not to allow the devil the chance to utilize us as his weapons of warfare against others, but continue ye in love! Jesus is coming back again soon! Have a sober reflection week of Easter! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF ASSERTION:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 27:24
(24) When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
SEE YE TO IT!
Grace be unto you! Giving up on life issues! There are a couple of emotional distresses that can push against a soul to prevailing against the man; (i) at times when we find ourselves entangled in circumstances beyond human control, we give up the faith fight, throw in the towels of working things out with patience, walk away from responsibilities; this type of reactions, should not be for believers, for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when persecuted, faced his enemies, though he knew that at the end of his trials, he would be scourged, crucified, buried, but resurrect from the graveyard, he never gave up on the faith, but stood firmly before enemies, finished his calling with flying colors; therefore, believers, should have this kind of faith, to know that when life decides to throw rotten tomatoes unto us, no matter the stains, all things work together for good, because of the favor of Jesus Christ upon our lives; therefore, the best thing to do in any difficult situation is, to call upon the name of Jesus, pray fervently, persevering, forbearing, trusting in him with all our hearts, souls, and might; (ii) the other aspect of giving up on life issues is, when we have done everything we possibly can to handle issues or responsibilities, felt overwhelmed when there are no resolutions forthcoming, we think negatively about the whole issue, decides against it, to stop wasting time on it; hmm! If this is the case for anyone of us, I encouraged you to never give up the good faith, there is a purpose for the delay, in the end, there is a greater gratification to enjoy, for anything worth doing at all, ought to be done well; envision the end results.
During Jesus trials, he stood before Pontius Pilate for questioning, after he found no reason to condemn Jesus; he related his findings to the persecuting crowd, as to free Jesus, but they said to him, crucify him, let his blood be on us, and on our children; cf. verse 25; when Pilate saw that he could not prevail against them, he washed his hands before them, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it: Pilate, washed and wiped off both hands, threw his towel, gave up on Jesus, walked away, satisfied his persecutors; pause! Did Pontius Pilate give in to the desires of the persecutors for their rebellious, provoking reactions towards Jesus or to please his alliances, secured his throne? the answer is, both; there is a cause to effect for actions and reactions; therefore, whenever we decide to give up on important issues, let's pray first, search our hearts to discern what might be the underline factors, think deeply, about the reasons why we ought to make the change before we endeavor to do so; the moment we pray about something, Jesus takes is upon himself to work things together in other to bring it to fruition; therefore, let us persevere with faith, the good times are here again.
Beloved, let us never give up easily in life unless Jesus says to give it up; the struggles of life are stepping stones to maturity, greater heights and manifestations of the glory of God, not that alone, but it is a process to which a soul is purified on earth for the future glory on earth and thereafter in everlasting life: if Jesus went through sufferings, did not give up, but overcame the enemy, given the name above all names; my friend, we are overcomers as well, let's not give up on the issues pertaining to life, but work it out together with Jesus. Continue ye in Love! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Monday, March 26, 2018
(KJV.) ST. LUKE 22:48
(48) But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man, with a kiss?
WITH A KISS?
Grace be unto you! As a believer in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, there is no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. ... Isaiah 54:17; therefore, come what may, fear not, neither be dismayed, stand firmly with faith, in his righteousness; trust in him!
Even in our trials, there are intended purposes of Jesus, to turn sorrowful situations into joy, and praises; he uses the same sufferings to accomplish his will for our lives if we fail not; therefore, in everything, give thanks, it is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.cf 1 Thes. 5:18: on the night when Jesus was arrested for trials, Judas Iscariot, came to the garden of Gethsemane where he prayed with three of his disciples, betrayed him with a kiss to the soldiers, cf. Matthew 26:36-50; a kiss is a touch of love, a sign language between two lips, connecting heart to heart, emotionally; however, in this case, what was the motive of Judas behind his kissing Jesus? was it done out of love, hatred, covetousness, greedy, neediness or meant to betray a friend? could be or none of the above, but rather the kiss was a weapon of warfare against Jesus, came from the lips of the devil, utilized Judas lips, touched the cheeks of Jesus; a signal of I love you, but, .... remember, Judas was paid thirty pieces of silver to betrayed Jesus, cf. Matthew 26:15; he could have pointed him out to the soldiers without a kiss, but the weapon was to pierce Jesus's soul on a kiss impact; therefore, when he did it, Jesus asked Judas, betrayed thou the Son of man with a kiss? therefore, on either side of the coin, anyone can be used by the enemy for his evil works. if care is not taken to discern his dubiousness, never betray a friend with a kiss.
Beloved, the fact is, no one knows exactly what the plots and plans of the enemy is for believers, but so long as we are in Jesus, though he is crafty in his ways, Jesus does not allow his plans to prevail over our lives, we are more than victorious, conquerors in Jesus; also, this is the week to commemorate, the sufferings, crucifixion, buried and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, by divine revelation, the heavens commemorates the same events; therefore, let us get closer to the heart of Jesus this week, with sober reflections, remembering him, what he did on the cross for us; there is something available for everyone to receive, if we earnestly uphold his face with reading of his words, praises, prayers, and supplications. Let us love one another as ourselves! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend: but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
(KJV.) I CORINTHIANS 5:7
(7) Purge out, therefore, the old leaven; that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ, our Passover is sacrificed for us.
CHRIST, OUR PASSOVER!
Beloved, Christ, is our Passover, by his death and resurrection, past, present and future sins are entirely forgiven; we are newer in him, enjoy free grace, salvation, and everlasting life; however, at times, our newer selves struggle against the old selves to maintain proper positions in Christ; therefore, if that is the case for anyone among us, I encouraged you, to strengthen in his might by reading the scriptures, pray for the power to overcome the challenges, you are an overcomer in Christ Jesus, victorious forevermore! Continue ye in Love! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 18:37
(37) Pilate, therefore, said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered; Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
WHAT IS THE TRUTH?
In a nutshell; during the trials of Jesus Christ, Pontius Pilate said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus replied; Thou sayest that I am a king: you see! Pilate discerned that Jesus is the King of all kings; but, Jesus never claimed to be a king; this is what Pilate perceived, the crown of glory was upon him, the kingship fruits bared, witnessed to who Jesus is; therefore, no matter where a believer resides or what they encounter in life, the fact is, they can never be separated from their Christlike attributes, if they are kind, they will show kindness; it is the fruits that bear the witness of who they really are in the spirits: Jesus answered to Pilate; To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Bump! in inference, Jesus hit the nail on Pontius Pilate's head, gave him the solution to his puzzled mind: the bottom line of his assignment was, to bear the witness unto the truth; the ponder question is, what is the truth?
Beloved, in a different lecture, Jesus said to his disciples; "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me" cf. John 10:27; likewise, he concluded his statement to Pilate; Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice; therefore, those who belong to him, hear his words; if we are his, then, let us listen to obey him, adhere to his words, and bear fruits of righteousness. Let us Love one another as ourselves! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 21:13
(13) And said unto them, It is written; MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED THE HOUSE OF PRAYER, but ye have made it a DEN OF THIEVES.
IS THIS MY HOUSE?
As the world turns, we have come to an era whereby the man has to reverence his maker again; it is the time to put away the idols of our hearts, pay attention, seek and reverence him; to do so, we have to start from his sanctuary; there a couple of sanctuaries to start working on; first of all, from within the heart, unclog the spiritual blockages, hatredness, grudges, malices, resentments, unforgiven spirits, etc., the debris and encumbrances that are detrimental to our relationship with the Holy Spirit, to purify our temples, a time of reverence, tuning the ears and eyes away from the lusts of this world, things that might distract attentions, rather focus and seek his face by prayers, loving and reading of the scriptures with the Christlike mindsets of eternal lives.
Secondly, the cleaning of the two aspects of the church of Christ, let us mend the ways in which we present the gospel to the flock in other to appease many souls to Christ; if you ask, what can we do differently from what we are doing? Jesus is the answer, let us get him involved; the sub-aspect is if our sanctuaries are too maxed up with gadgets, overwhelmed with distractions, how can a worshipper focus to reverence and hear the word of God? Not forgetting the time we take away from the worship services to squeeze the leaky pocketbooks; hmm! Don't get me wrong! All the these are important in the house of God, yet, let us do all things in moderation, incorporate the Holy Spirit, reverence God, the Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Beloved, whether we perceive, discern what is going on in this world or not; things have changed in the realms of spirits, manifesting upon the earth, currently, the heavens agenda, the kingdom of God, is now upon the earth, his will is in process; therefore, let us reverence him, embrace what Jesus Christ is doing forward in our midst; there are changes already sanctioned by heaven yet to manifest upon the earth; we are in the end times, he is coming back again soon. Continue to love one another! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
(KJV.) I CHRONICLES 4:10
(10) And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
BE POSITIVE ABOUT THE NEGATIVE!
Grace be unto you! It is life-saving, for the man to speak positive connotations, for death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. cf. Prov. 18:21; if we want life, we need to speak life, if death, it shall be so; whatever we speak out, it does not matter, if care is not taken to retrieve the negative utterances, they will manifest as well; therefore, let us think careful thoughts about the words we utter into existence; speak positively upon ourselves, families, and others; believe it or not, the same life force, that God, used to create the world, the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, which raised up Jesus from the dead lives within our mortal bodies, therefore, we are capable of transforming our world, change the negatives into positives with what we utter into existence.
The man called Jabez was more respectable than the rest of his siblings: however, his mother called his name Jabez, saying that she suffered a lot during his birth; a sad situation! let's take a note of his name; Jabez when he grew up, did not like his name because it was associated with sorrow, therefore, he called on the God of Israel to bless him very well, and make him a greater, wealthy personality, that his hand to be with him, in other to guide him from evil, for his name was associated with a sad situation, that whenever it is called, he would not feel sorrowful, mentally depressed or inferior among people, for the rest of his life; God, compassionately answered his prayers; he became a greater person among his siblings; case in point; Jabez did not accept his fate, coiled into a shell of sorrows for the rest of his life, he did something about his negative dilemma; today, is anyone among us with a troubling heartache? Jesus is with you to hear your concerns, you have the power to change things around for good, pour out your concerns to him, as you petition, so shall it be done for you.
Beloved, though we name our children with the names we desire to call them, these children will not stay under our habitations forever, they will eventually move away; therefore, it will be nice if we step into their shoes first, think about their future, how they will feel about their names twenty years down the road of life, the perspective of others, whenever his/her name surfaces among other names, before we register their names; a name can determine the future of the man; case in point, God, made a covenant with Abram, changed his name from Abram to Abraham, made him the Father of nations. cf. Genesis 17:5; he also asked him to call his wife Sarah instead of Sarai, because, he will bless her with Isaac, make her the mother of nations as well; cf. Genesis 17:15; therefore, names are an important aspect of every living thing, including the beasts of the field, God gave Adam an assignment to give names to the things he created, whatever he called them, so are their names till present times, Genesis 2:19; therefore the names we bear on earth are recorded as well in the heaven books of records, names are important to God; be mindful of the names we bear, choose the rightful names of blessings, not just any name type of name, do everything out of love and cares for one another; Jesus is coming back again soon. Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Monday, March 19, 2018
(KJV.) ST. LUKE 22:21
(21) But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
CONCEALED, YET TO BE REVEALED!
At the beginning of the ministry of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, he chose twelve disciples for the mission, among the twelve, was Judas Iscariot, who later on betrayed him to the authorities of the land, to be scouraged and crucified, buried, yet Jesus resurrected with victory over death and his enemies; however, at the time when Jesus selected his disciples, Judas Iscariots's mission was concealed, yet to be revealed to Jesus later on during the end of his assignment; moreover, no one knows the mind of God, his purposes to be executed at the end of Jesus's assignment on earth; therefore, Jesus knowingly or unknowingly selected his own candidate for betrayal; hmm!
Beloved, during the last hours of Jesus assignment, he sat at the Passover dinner table with his disciples, during the meal, he revealed to them that the hand of his betrayer was with them at the table, suddenly, the disciples became sorrowful, questioned him, Lord, is it I? cf. Matthew 26:22; moreover, he said, And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed! cf. Luke 22:22; even though we follow Jesus Christ, that alone does not keep the devil away from us; however, prayers and daily reading of the scriptures can guard and strengthen our mindsets and hearts, against infiltration spirits not to inhabit our spirits to instigate evil works against others; Judas Iscariot allowed his fleshly, monetary desires power to overruled his spirit, betrayed Jesus Christ to authorities, fell into damnation; this is not our portion, it is well with us in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Let us love one another as ourselves! he is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF ASSERTION::
Saturday, March 17, 2018
(KJV.) I TIMOTHY 2:1-2
(1) I exhort, therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
(2) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
QUIET AND PEACEABLE!
If you ask, why pray for others? Prayer is a service to God; therefore, whenever we pray for one another indirectly, we do the will of Jesus Christ, considered as kindness, compassion, humane, rewarded for good works; not only that but also, the saying goes, as we pour water into the well of others, our wells will never run dry; for example, at the end of the assignment of Jesus Christ, when knew that his betrayal was upon him, he earnestly prayed to God, on behalf of the people, refer to the book of St. John chapter 17; therefore, it is part of our responsibilities as believers to intercede for other people, including the leaders of faith establishments for wisdom and strength to Shepherd the flocks of Jesus Christ in his righteousness; the governing authorities to set aside differences to make wise decisions for the people of their lands; the trouble makers of this world to lay down weapons of warfare, cease from striving against one another, rather love one another as themselves, for peace to reign supreme on earth as Jesus declared it, cf. John 14:27; giving thanks through him for answered prayers.
Beloved, we were made to associate with others, we cannot create our own sub-world, live in a bubble shell, act unconcern about the issues of this world; let us rise up and pray for the peace of this world; you and I both, are the parts and pieces of the solution to fix the gigantic life puzzle, whatever we cannot do for ourselves physically, through prayers, together we can attain the help needed from Jesus Christ to accomplish on earth, directly or indirectly impact upon others, what does not concern us today, as we are still among the living, might surface tomorrow, as issues upon our plates to solve; therefore, let us love, intercede, serve, care for one another, knowing that Jesus will come back again soon, be prepared to meet him! Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Friday, March 16, 2018
(KJV.) I CORINTHIANS 14:21
(21) In the law, it is written, WITH MEN OF OTHER TONGUES AND OTHER LIPS WILL I SPEAK UNTO THIS PEOPLE, AND YET FOR ALL THAT WILL THEY NOT HEAR ME. saith the Lord.
LISTEN to JESUS!
Grace be unto you! The promise of the baptism of the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ happened on the day of Pentecost, when the disciples were in one accord, in one place, suddenly there came a sound from heaven, cf. Acts 2:2-4; as soon as the Holy Spirit came upon them, they began to speak with different tongues; to empower them to preach the gospel in different languages; up to the present times, the gift of tongues has been in existence, used by many believers to intercede and minister his words.
Today, the gospel is being preached in different languages all over the world, despite the efforts; there are still souls who either have not heard of Jesus Christ or have but turned deaf ears on his words; at times, we judge the preachers of the gospel by carnalities, but the fact is, the gospel is not about them, it is of Jesus Christ, the kingdom message for repentance of sins, salvation, free grace, and eternal life; therefore, if there is still anyone among us, who is pondering on the issue, not sure, whether or not to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, I encourage you to make this life-saving decision, don't delay any longer, act upon it as quickly as possible, tomorrow might be too late for you, for the more we hear about Jesus Christ and his kingdom message, the sooner it is, of his second coming to the earth, cf. Matthew 24:14; therefore, cf. Revelation 2:17, and listen to Jesus, act upon his words.
Beloved, those of us, who have already given ourselves to Jesus Christ; let us continue the walk in his righteousness, solidify our faith with prayers, praises, daily reading of his words, serve him with all our hearts as we serve one another in this world and love our neighbors as ourselves. He is coming back again soon, let us be prepared to meet with him in the firmament of glory! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and will increase learning, and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Thursday, March 15, 2018
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 18:11
(11) Then said Jesus unto Peter; Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me; shall I not drink it?
SHALL I NOT DRINK IT?
Jesus Christ himself had peace amidst his struggles to do the will of God; from trial, persecution to crucifixion, and resurrection, he remained calm through it all; therefore, no matter what goes on in our lives, good or bad situations, let us remain cool, calm and collected, Jesus is in control, no worries; case in point, enemies came to arrest Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane for trials, defensively, Peter, his disciples, drew his sword of out his sheath, smote the high priest's servant named Malchus, cut off his right ear; Jesus said unto him; (i) Put up thy sword into the sheath; whoop! How calm can Jesus be? You see! He knew what was upon him, trusted God with his dilemma that no matter what, at the end of his fate, things will work out perfectly for him; this is a great lesson for you and me to exercise maximum faith through daily struggles, knowing that no matter what may be the circumstances to trust in Jesus for deliverance; (ii) the cup which my Father hath given me; as we learn the lessons of life, there is a time to graduate, one has to take a test, successfully pass the test, attain a diploma; the same way, Jesus went through his fate successfully, seated at the right hand of God, having the name above all names; therefore, there is always heavenly intended purposes in our struggles, even if the enemy brought them upon our lives; let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, it is well with our souls.
Beloved, to conclude the statement, Jesus said, shall I not drink it? Great question, whenever we receive the revelation from Jesus to obey, let us obey him, since he speaks things into existence as he establishes them; whether we choose to obey him or not, the decision is ours to make, but it does not change his words, the only thing is, we place ourselves in positions of judgment by our reactions to his words; when God gave him the bitter cup to drink for the redemption of humanity, though he prayed for him to take it away, God did not withdraw the cup, Jesus had to drink it; the question for today is, do we have a bitter cup from Jesus to drink? Be encouraged to drink it, that is the only way to find out the intended purpose for drinking it; there is a blessing in the obedience to Jesus Christ, consider it! Continue ye in Love! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
(KJV.) ST. LUKE 11:54
(54) Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
INNOCENT BUT FUNNY!
When Jesus ministered on earth; though he selected twelve disciples to follow him, there were others who followed him on daily basis, listened to his kingdom message, doctrines, perceived his miracles, among these followers, were persecutors who followed him but with evil motives, itchy ears, ready to hear, perceive any of his unlawful behaviors, to alert the elders in authorities of his derogatory against the law; on many occasions, they challenged him of doing his Father's will on the Sabbath, cf. Matthew chapter 12; regardless, he paid no attention to their accusations, rather continued with his works: therefore, if we're in the will of Jesus Christ, working his works, let us be in spirit, discern evil works, but paid no attention to distractions, continue to do what is rightful in the eyes of Jesus Christ, work out our salvation with fear and tremblings.
Beloved, there is no human hand that can physically retrieve thought processes, however, when thoughts are related through words, they can be captured, used against the speakers; therefore, let us learn to be quiet, ponder on our thoughts before we speak, and focus on what matters, cf. I Thessalonians 4:11; we live in a world without end, cf. Ephesians 3:21, history repeats in cycles, what happened to Jesus Christ during his ministry on the earth, is happening to some believers; however, Jesus never fails; we are more than conquerors in Christ, there is no weapon formed against us, shall prosper, let us continue to do the will of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Love one another as ourselves! He is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORDS OF WISDOM:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
(KJV.) ST. LUKE 22:46
(46) And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
RISE AND PRAY!
Grace be unto you! The weapons of our warfares are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of stronghold. cf. II Cor. 10:4; therefore, when we find ourselves entangled within the web of the enemy, it is time to pray fervently, to pray fervently, is to passionately, with the intensity of spirits, knock on the door of mercy, for a divine intervention of Jesus Christ, to deliver, and end our predicaments.
Prayer, is a practice by believers to unlocking the door of mercies from Jesus Christ; for attaining help to overcome the struggles we face on daily basis; therefore, never let a day goes by without praying to him, no matter how busy our schedules are, it is an important factor, to encorporate a prayer time into daily schedules; whenever we pray, our petitions are not in vain, but are noted by the holy fold, whether it is a short or long prayers, they are taken into consideration in due time, to send forth the assistance needed from Jesus, the divine intervention for our situations; a prayer is like a firing rocket, which shots forth from our mouths directly to the throne of mercy and grace, to relieve the burdens off our shoulders, when overwhelmed with struggles of life; therefore, let's not forget to pray without ceasing, cf. I Thessalonians 5:17; pray, for it is a weapon for our warfares.
Jesus started his ministry in the wilderness with a forty days fasting and prayers, regardless, the enemy tempted him, cf. Matthew 4:1-11; during his last hours on the earth, he prayed fervently in the garden of Eden to overcome his forthcoming dilemma of crucifixion, though he went into the garden of Gethsemane with his three disciples, Peter, John, and James to support with prayers, while he prayed, they couldn't vigil with him, but dozed off to sleep; he repeatedly said unto them, why, sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptations; therefore, referring to the advice of Jesus unto his three disciples, we are to pray, to avoid the unforeseen traps of the devil; notably, we do not pray to receive answers to our petitions alone, but we also pray to discern evil works, overcome the enemy temptations, walk in the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Beloved, just a friendly reminder to ourselves; forget not, that prayer works miracles, get down on our knees on daily basis, pray to God, through the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Let us love one another as ourselves! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Monday, March 12, 2018
(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 26:57
(57) And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
THY WILL BE DONE!
As we answer the call of Jesus Christ; the enemy of our souls, sends his weapons of warfares of deceptions, manipulative, crookedness, and craftiness to hinder, obstruct, delay, cast away the intended purposes of Jesus; be ware of his dubiousness, in case he shows up to pester us, he played the same tricks on Jesus, in the garden of Gethsemane, but things didn't work out for the enemy, Jesus got the victory, he lost the keys to the gate of Hell forever; for Jesus embrace his fate, went to the cross, died and resurrected to save us all from bondage of iniquities: from the past generations, til present times, the enemy uses the same or different methods of deceptions to deceive those who are walking in righteousness; therefore, let us always ponder on to discern the spiritual messages we receive, don't take anything for granted, Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. cf. II Cor. 11:14; he can deceive souls to believe his fate messages, pay no attention to his deceptive words.
After Jesus travailed in sorrows, accepted his fate, he said to his disciples, Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me, cf. Matthew 26:46; suddenly, Judas Iscariot showed up with the soldiers, betrayed Jesus with a kiss, cf. Luke 22:48, the soldiers laid hold on Jesus and led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders were assembled; it was setup for evil, but, it was in the will of God, therefore, don't worry about what foes do, if you are in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, whatever the situation may be, pray, be happy, count it as joy, and watch out for the favors of the Lord, this world is full of surprises!
Beloved, Jesus is in control of the earth, and its entirety, though the enemy fakes himself as being in charge, Jesus uses his bad intentions to work things together for good, he thought that if Jesus died, his kingdom message is terminated, not knowing that his death and resurrection opened up the doorway to Christianity; today, is anyone among us, in any type of trials? I encouraged you to trust in Jesus, that he is able to bring you out, think positively about your negative situation, there is a doorway to greatness springing forth in your trails, embrace it, watch out for the resurrection day. Continue to love one another! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
(KJV.) EPHESIANS 3:17
(17) That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love;
FAITH WITH LOVE!
Grace be unto you! As believers of Jesus Christ, we walk by faith in his righteousness; without faith, it is impossible to please God. cf. Hebrew 11:6; therefore, we read about faith, minister, and assure ourselves of how faithful we are in Christ; there are numerous dictionary definitions of the faith word; yet, let's ponder on the following; (i) faith is, a system of religious belief; for example, Christianity is a faith establishment of Christ, a ministry sprouted basically on the teachings of the kingdom message; therefore, it is assumed that its members are faith oriented, hope in Christ at all times; (ii) faith is, a belief in God, or in doctrines, or teachings of religion, or a trust in God and his actions and promises; therefore, as believers, when in expectations, raise up their faith levels higher, pesevere with prayers, trusting in Christ with all their heart, soul, and might, regardless of their circumstances, trusting that Jesus does miracles and at the mention of his name, all things are possible; therefore, they call upon his holy name with faith through prayers; today, what may be our expectations of Christ yet to fulfill? Let us raise up the faith barricade higher up, trusting in Jesus with love deeply embedded within our souls, that it is already a done deal, in Jesus name. Amen!
Dearly beloved, when we allow Jesus Christ the chance to dwell in our hearts by faith; the love of God prevails against all negatives, illuminates from within our innermost spirits, to effect positive changes in this world of darkness; therefore, the fundamental factor of life is based on the love of God, through Christ; if we love one another as ourselves, despite facts, that there may be darker days, still, the love of Christ is shed abroad, it is deeper, wider, higher, conquers all works of evil; the point is, could the lack of love for one another, be the issue of our troubled world? Let's think deeply, it is just a pondering point! Jesus is coming back again soon, get ready! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Friday, March 9, 2018
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 16:21
(21) A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembered no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
CHEER UP, THIS TOO SHALL PASS AWAY!
Grace be unto you! What is life, that the man strives, chases after without happiness, to live it to the fullest? Life is but a dream, it is how we envision, to live it: some people desire to be affluent, climbs up one ladder after another, strives to attain recognitions, others are more concern about what to do for others, how to influence, affect positive changes in this world, while others are on, the leave me alone group, who prefers to be laymen going about their own businesses; don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with any of these groups, for such is life; but, the fact remains the same, that, someday, each and every soul, will face the judgment throne of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, to account for works on earth; therefore, let us consider our ways, for the most important aspect of life, is to have an eternal mindset, walk in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, into everlasting life.
On the roadways of life; there are bumps, unforeseen potholes, pitfalls, up and downs, catches of evil works, unexplained circumstances; when in such difficulties, the only remedy is to pray fervently, trust in Jesus to cast away the dark clouds overwhelming the soul; in life, things don't just happen; everything that happens to a soul has an intended purpose whether of good or evil; therefore, we ought to be prayerful about all things, be connected with Jesus Christ to strengthen us through difficult times; Job, went through sufferings, not because of his sins or the sins of his children, but because of the conversation held between God and Satan, at the end of his trails, he was restored to his wealthy possessions; therefore, there is a sunshine after every dark cloud; if anyone among us, is in any type of sufferings, I encouraged you to press on with prayers, trusting Jesus for deliverance, there is a ray of sunshine penetrating your cloudy skies, to shine upon your life, your happiness, peace, and joy is at hand; beloved, cheer up, this too shall pass away! Love one another still! Jesus is coming back again soon! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Job 21:2 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
(KJV.) EPHESIANS 2:6
(6) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
THANK YOU JESUS, SAVED BY GRACE!
After Jesus paid the price to save us, he sent the comforter unto us, the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, to quicken our mortal bodies to life; the thing is, we were dead in sins, in other for him to save us, he had to give up his life, shed his blood to pay for our past, present and future sins in exchange for our souls; and by his resurrection, we were quickened to life as well, no longer dead spirits, walking aimlessly in darkness, rather spirit filled, Holy Ghost shinning examples, joint heirs with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior in eternity; therefore, let us give thanks to God always, be Christ-centered, mindedness, focusing on his purposes for our lives.
Beloved, though we toil all the days of our lives on earth, we owe nothing to ourselves, all things are of Christ who strengthens us and is for earthly enjoyment alone; therefore, let us cast away the worries, anxieties, fears, cares of this world, in all things, pray, trust in Jesus, by his spirit our mortal bodies are quickened into life, by his grace, we receive salvation, favors, blessings, good health, victories, joy, everlasting life; therefore, let us always rejoice, be exceedingly glad for his grace, the unmerited favor, goodness, and mercies that endures forevermore. Jesus is coming back again soon! Let's love one another as ourselves! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF ASSERTION:
(KJV.) Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
(KJV.) I THESSALONIANS 5:19
(19) Quench not the Spirit.
THE HOLY GHOST FIRE!
Fruit of thoughts, when the man receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, he receives the Holy Spirit as well; it is a package deal; however, the only way to maintain a relationship with him, is to yield ourselves to his will, allow him to order our steps in his righteousness; that is where the challenge is, the fact is, he is not with us, in other to look for faults, reprove, punish us, his goal is to grow us up in his righteousness, to make us better vessels for his works; therefore, let us not rebuke his anointing or defile ourselves in his presence with spiritual filthiness, such as grudges, malices, unforgiveness, gossips, deceptions, robberies, lust of the flesh, etc., when he desires to strengthen our innermost spirits.
Beloved, let's not quench the Holy Ghost fire burning upon us; rather acknowledge his presence, agreeably yield to his works; at times, unconsciously, we rebuke, suppress his presence by our negative actions and behaviors, this should not be so; he is the third person of the Trinity, for us, not against us; therefore, let's seek his anointings on daily basis, for we need him every minute, hour, day, months, through the years, into everlasting life. Quench not the Spirit! Continue ye in Love! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
(KJV.) HEBREWS 3:15
(15) While it is said, TODAY IF YE WILL HEAR HIS VOICE, HARDEN NOT YOUR HEARTS, AS IN THE PROVOCATION.
TRUST AND OBEY JESUS!
Grace be unto you! This world is full of uncertainties, therefore, no one knows for sure, what is going on spiritually or physically discern how things will turn out at the end of days; many of us, live in a state of being uncertain, cautious, doubting, hesitating about everything, this should not be so for believers, if we are in Christ, then, let us trust in him, allow him to order our steps in his righteousness to everlasting life; King Solomon wrote; Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. cf. Proverbs 3:5-6; therefore, in everything, trust and obey Jesus!
As believers, let us be spiritually charged, readily available to do the will of Jesus; whenever we hear his voice calling us to his purposes, harden not our hearts or turn deaf ears unto him, rather pray for his confirmations and sense of directions on where to go, what to do for him; beware of infiltration spirits; which can infiltrate thought processes to resist, delay, sabotage, or completely redirect courses to wrongful purposes; for instance, the Prophet Jonah, was sent by God, to go to Nineveh, cry against it, for their wickedness; infiltrations spirits took control of his mindsets on the issue, his flesh warred against his spirit, that the people will eventually repent, the LORD will have mercy and forgive them, his trip will be worthless; therefore, he decided to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, instead of going to Nineveh, read the rest of the narrative in the book of the Prophet Jonah; let's guard our mindsets, hearts, from evil surmising spirits; when we hear the voice of Jesus, calling our souls to come unto him, yeild to the call, trust and obey him!
In conclusion, whenever we receive a call from Jesus to do something for him; as he spoke to us, whether in dreams or visions, the enemy heard his words, whatever was revealed, he found out about as well, to hinder its manifestations, oppress and suppress the inidividual, obstruct to cast away, delay the fulfillments; therefore, when we get a call from Jesus; let's beware of the presence of the infiltration spirits, enemy deceptions that can harden our hearts, to doubt his will for our lives, rather, pray, praise, discern, trust and follow him without any delays, it is worthily for our lives. Jesus is coming back again soon, repent and believe the gospel! Continue ye in Love! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
(KJV.) Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Monday, March 5, 2018
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 6:12
(12) When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
In a summary, Jesus went up to the mountain, and sat with his disciples, lifted up his eyes, saw many people come unto him; he inquired if there was any food available for them to eat; ..among the crowd was a certain kid, who had five barley loaves and two small fishes; Jesus said, make the people sit down, then took the loaves and fishes from the kid, gave thanks, distributed to his disciples, and from the disciples to the people; everyone ate and was filled; remember, the food was borrowed food, from a certain kid, so he asked his disciples to gather up the fragments that remain; when it was gathered up together, they had twelve baskets with the leftovers from the five barley loaves; miraculously, Jesus multiplied five barley loaves, the two small fishes to feed the multitude; mercifully, the kid was kind enough to give his meal over to Jesus, that the multitude might eat and not faint; today, can you and I do the same for others? Maybe, maybe not; it is the heart issue! However, after the multitude had eaten the food and was filled, Jesus did not leave the fragments all over the field but ordered his disciples to gather them up into the baskets, much food was restored unto the giver; therefore, we are to care, give out of love to the needy, believe that whenever we give, we do not lose anything, but rather gain multiple blessings. cf. Luke 6:38.
Beloved, metaphorically, Jesus, preached the gospel of the kingdom to humanity while on earth, before ascension to heaven, he commanded his disciple to; "Go ye into the world and preach the gospel to every creature. cf. Mark 16:15"; today, you and I have been called to continue to preach the gospel where the disciples of Jesus left off, because there are still remnants among us, who need to hear about Jesus, before his second coming to earth; we are in the end times, the clock is ticking now, we have the assignment to fulfill; therefore, let us lay aside our differences, roll up sleeves, get into the field, and gather up the remnants of Jesus? Continue to Love one another! Peace and Love be unto you! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
Friday, March 2, 2018
(KJV.) ST. JOHN 7:24
(24) Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
AN AUTHENTIC DEED!
All judgments belong to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, there is a day set aside for it, cf. Acts 17:31; therefore, let us not judge to condemn people we disagree with on certain mannerisms, as believers, we may choose to voice our concerns on biblical issues, but do all things with respect, gentleness, politeness, love, cares, and leave the condemnations to Jesus; however, there are certain souls called into the seat of judgment, their duties and responsibilities are to settle judicial matters to enforce peace among men; judiciary, these people have the power to turn people lives upside down, by the lively or deadly judgments against souls; today, if there is any judge among us; listen to Jesus, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment, with honesty, regardless of who is before you, be spiritual, authentic, fair, call a spade a spade." the life of a permanent or temporary incarceration or freedom of the man depends on your decisions.
Beloved, many times, the man wants things to go their own way if it does, he approves of it as authentic, good for him; if it doesn't agree with his standards, affluent status, just by perceptions alone without the facts, he condemns as nonsensical or worthless; this should not be so, rather it should be the opposite, love one another as ourselves, if we stumble on the whole truth about others we may have heard about, associate with, before we draw the line of conclusion on what we think of them, whether negative or positive, the information should be concealed in our hearts, leave the judgments to Jesus Christ; he coming back again soon. Continue ye in Love!! Amen and Amen!
WORD OF WISDOM:
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