Merry Christmas Everybody! I just wanted to post this amazing song that I’ve sung at my church by Chris Tomlin feat. Lauren Daigle called Noel. May this Christmas be filled with Joy and Happiness for you and your family! God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I know that I usually post my New Years post on January 1st of the New Year, but somehow, I feel prompted to release this a little early for some reason. I believe that this coming year of 2019 is going to be unprecedented in that I believe that God will be pouring out His uncommon favour to those that have been faithful to Him this past year. There will be realignments of people’s destinies, and these shifts will ruffle a few feathers, but God will be walking with you every step of the way. Everything that happened in the year 2018 was preparing you to shift dramatically in the year 2019. But before I get into that, let us look at what the Number 19 means in Biblical Numerology:
The number 19 in Biblical numerology is said to denote God’s Perfect Order.
If you see changes happening swiftly after your prayers in the last days of this month of December, that means that there is something quickening in the Spiritual Realm preparing a way for you to move into your next path of your destiny in the Year 2019. Everything God does is deliberate. Sometimes the things you see happening right now may not make any sense to you at the moment, but you will become sensitive to the movements and changes happening around you that you will know that God is realigning somethings that are in your life for divine favor to take place. The whole point of this favour is to elevate you to a position where you will impact many lives around you to come back to the heart of the Father (GOD).
Just like how the Lord elevated Joseph to be second in command to pharaoh as Zephenepeniah during a time where Famine had struck the land; God used that elevation in status to allow Joseph to be used to save his family from starvation in a time of Famine. When we think of “elevation”, we must NOT assume that the sole purpose of being elevated to another level is to simply be rewarded for our faithfulness by looking at it in terms of a mere “promotion”. Elevation is not just a promotion, it is a chance given to you to serve and be a steward for the King of kings who entrusts you with responsibilities that you did not otherwise have until you were elevated into that position.
ELEVATION alsomeans – “that to much that is given, much is required of you.”
Luke 12:48 – 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
God’s purpose for ELEVATION is always for a much deeper cause rather than to simply reward you for your faithfulness. His expectation of us for whenever we receive Promotion, Divine Favour and Uncommon Favour is to change the hearts of those around you and to bring them back to the Heart of the Father.
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And hewho winssoulsiswise.
Those that are able to win souls are considered WISE by God’s standards.
Ask yourself, what wisdom do you carry?
The Year 2019 is about carrying out God’s Perfect Order by being willing vessels that will advance His cause.
Some fun facts concerning the Number 19
The number nineteen and prophecy
The Israelite tribe of Naphtali received 19 cities, with their villages, as part of their inheritance in the Promised Land (Joshua 19:38). Their gift of land, from God, was in the northern most part of what would become Israel. It encompassed the entire western section of the Sea of Galilee.
Isaiah prophesied that the land of Naphtali and Zebulon would someday see a shining beacon in their lands (Isaiah 9:1 – 2). This prophecy, which only the book of Matthew records as being fulfilled, came true during the life of Jesus. Matthew states, “The people who were sitting in darkness have seen a great light; and to those who were sitting in the realm and shadow of death, light has sprung up.” (Matthew 4:16, HBFV).
The fulfillment of this prophecy related to 19 occurred when Christ, who had lived in Nazareth all his life, moved at the age of 30 to the Galilean city of Capernaum. Once in the city he started his ministry and began to preach the gospel (Matthew 4:14 – 17).
Psalm number 19, written by King David, declares that the heavens and everything else humans see is a living testament to the existence, glory and power of God. The Apostle Paul reiterates this fact in verse 19 of Romans 1 when he writes, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest among them, for God has manifested it to them” (HBFV).
I find it interesting, that in Luke 19:11-27 The Parable of the Minas also known as the Parable of the Talents,the servants that multiplied what they had were rewarded for their faithfulness in verses 16-19:-
Luke 19:16 -19 – 16 Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’18 And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ 19 Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’
In this story, the two servants that were able to multiply what was given to them by their master were rewarded with authority to steward cities in proportion to their faithfulness. The First servant who increased what was given to him, produced 10 minas/talents and showed it to his master. His master was very pleased with him and as a reward was given authority to steward 10 CITIES! The Second servant who increased what was given to him, produced 5 minas/talents and showed this to his master. His master was very pleased with him and gave him authority over 5 CITIES as a reward for his faithfulness. However, the last servant produced nothing because he buried his minas/talents in the ground and pretentiously claimed that he was doing this as a favor to his master, when in fact, he hated his master and did not want to multiply whatever the master had entrusted him with.
Luke 19:20-27 (NKJV) – 20 “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, because you are[b]an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’ 24 “And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.’ 25 (But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’) 26 ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.27 But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.’ ”
In reflection of this story, I just want to say, that those in the workforce/marketplace, you may not always like the boss that you are under, but if you keep your integrity and work faithfully in your position, you will be promoted simply because you are considered trustworthy.
However, on the other hand, if you behave like the servant that refused to help his master, you will not only lose what was given to you, but you will also lose your position in your company and will suffer for it. Your boss may not be the most amazing person to serve under but if they entrust you with a duty and you produce great results, you open the doors of elevation in your life.
The story of the Talents is a principle that not many people seem to understand, and as a Christian, it is important to understand the principle of this story because it strongly relates to what blessing and favour you will receive from the Lord on the basis of our ability to remain faithful in whatever we are stewards over, especially for the Year 2019.
From this verse of scripture, in light of what will be happening in 2019, the Lord will test our hearts in this manner by giving us “Talents” and will watch to see what we will do with these Talents that He has given us. Will we increase what is given to us or will we bury it in the ground? The choice is up to us to make.
The Talents that the Lord gives may come in the form of money, a house, a car, a job position, a promotion, a role in a ministry, a gift that you already have, etc. Each person has a Talent that He or She must use to advance the cause of Jesus Christ. As an example, I can tell you that one of my gifts is writing, and hence, I take pleasure in Blogging to Glorify My God. I also can sing and have been involved in worship ministry by being part of the praise team or the choir of my church. These are just a few examples of how I am using my talents.
Use what the Lord has given you naturally to advance His Kingdom. You don’t have to overthink this folks. A simple thing as being a greeter may seem like nothing to someone, and yet a greeter in a church (or wherever you are) can warm a souls heart to want to serve the Lord simply because they felt the love, warmth and sincerity of the person shaking their hands and wholeheartedly acknowledging their existence.
No gift or talent is too small for the Lord to use for you to advance His cause which is the cause of Christ Jesus, so I don’t want people thinking that they have to do something “major” or “extravagant” in order to be perceived as being useful or meaningful to the Lord. The Lord has given us a measure of FAITH to use what we know how to do in order to advance His cause, so do what you know how to do, and simply do that well. When you do well with what you are good at, you will increase your gifts and talents and the Lord will Bless the works of your Hands.
Deuteronomy 24:19 – When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it forthe foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
Deuteronomy 28:12 – The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.
Whatever the Lord does to elevate you this year, it is for the sole purpose of bringing people back to the heart of the Father. He who wins souls is wise, so this year is about remembering the fact that whenever the Lord elevates you into a new position, it is for His divine purpose to win many souls back into His Kingdom. Never assume that the favor you have is simply to reward you for your faithfulness.
The rewards we receive are just a part of the bigger picture.
Yes, be thankful for what you receive, but don’t get too caught up in the gifts and yet forget His purpose for your life. We as Christ-Believers need to be the Salt of the Earth and the Light that shines in the Darkness that the darkness cannot comprehend (John 1:5), so that those that didn’t believe, will come to know the Lord and will return back to the heart of the Father.
The Year 2019 is about establishing God’s Perfect Order. Wherever there is CHAOS and CONFUSION, God will plant His Believers in positions to create ORDER out of that CHAOS. This is not limited to just the workplace and church ministries, but this also includes the important institutions of families and government institutions. God’s Perfect Order will use what was meant to be used for your demise, and for whatever was meant to be evil in your life, God will use that and turn it around for your good to not only save yourself, but to also save many people alive just like He used Joseph to save his family in:
Genesis 50:20 – But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
God’s Perfect Order for the coming Year of 2019 will realign your destiny to be attached to the destinies of others for His purpose. Everything the Lord will do in 2019 will be intentional, directional, prophetical, and nothing short of miraculous.
So in the mean time what do we do as we await 2019 to come?
The simple answer isPRAY. Seek the Lords Face, Humble Yourself, and you will be a witness to God’s uncommon favour pouring out in your life this Coming year.
2 Chronicles 7:14[Full Chapter] if My people who are called by My name willhumble themselves, and pray andseek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Remember that the Favour you receive from the Lord, will come with great responsibilities.
Do not forget that the Favour the Lord gives is always for a Divine cause. You will be fulfilling the cause of Christ Jesus as He selects you to be a Steward of His Talents. So for this coming year of 2019, remember that to much that is given, much is required of you. Seek the Lord’s face, and pursue to be a faithful Steward to His cause and He will bless the works of your Hands. I pray that this post encourages your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀
This post is actually a re-blog from a post I authored in 2016 for a church that I used to serve. I read this post once more and thought it would be great to share on my personal blog as well. I still think this lesson is relevant for everyone today. I pray that it blesses you!
The Power of the Anointing for Breakthrough is already in you. The word “Christ”(in Greek khristos) means “the Anointed One”. If you have Christ in you the hope of glory that means that the anointing is already in you through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The question is, is it operating inside of you?
Are you tapping into what is already inside of you if you are a believer?
The Anointing God Puts on you cannot be taken away, it is generational
You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”
The Anointing for breakthrough started with Jesus.
Jesus had first fasted for 40 days in the desert while being challenged by Satan before releasing this Word found in Luke 4.
Luke 4:16-30 – Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,[j] To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”[k]
20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
23 He said to them, “You will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum,[l] do also here in Your country.’” 24 Then He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country. 25 But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land; 26 but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath,[m]in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”
28 So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. 30 Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.
The Anointing on Jesus is the same anointing we need to tap into as Christians in order to operate in a realm of perpetual breakthroughs.
First the anointing Jesus speaks of comes from the Holy Spirit (Verse 18). The Holy Spirit provides the power that backs the anointing for you to be able to do the following:
To preach the gospel to the poor: It brings good news to the Poor (poverty in spirit, poverty in finance, poverty in relationship, in fact all areas of Poverty).
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted: It has the power to heal what was broken in your heart because everything you do in your life is a reflection of what is in your heart. Out of the abundance of the heart your mouth speaks.
To proclaim liberty to the captives: It breaks bondages to those bound to sin in any area (spiritually and physically). Because the Holy Spirit provides the power that backs the anointing, you need to understand that you need to tap into the spiritual realm to move what cannot be moved in the natural realm. This can be done by prayer and fasting and meditating on God’s Word. Every breakthrough you require for God to intervene is only found through the power of the Holy Spirit. If you don’t tap into the Spirit, you will operate in a realm of mediocrity as you strive by might and power. Learn to humble yourself and go before God to whom is your source of breakthrough.
And recovery of sight to the blind, – Jesus doesn’t just restore physical vision, he restores your spiritual sight to see into the spirit, He restores your vision so that you are able to see yourself in the way that God sees you and He also restores the overall vision you require in order for you to be successful in your life. In order to be successful, you require Revelation.
What is Revelation? The dictionary defines it as:
the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
God’s disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
an instance of such communication or disclosure.
something thus communicated or disclosed.
something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
In the KJV it says in Proverbs 29:18: 18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
The NKJV version says: Where there is no revelation the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.
Vision brings you revelation, however, you are required to keep the law which is contained in God’s word; meaning that you must follow God’s Word. It is not enough to be a hearer of it when you don’t do what it says. You don’t want to be a Revelation Short of a Breakthrough.
Vision allows you to see what you couldn’t see before and it brings about direction towards your elevation.
When God gives you a revelation, He reveals to you what was hidden so that you are guided in the right direction.
You need Revelation for ELEVATION.
How can you follow the Lord’s direction when you cannot see?
That is why it is important to meditate on God’s Word so that you are provided clear direction as to where you ought to go, rather than follow another man’s revelation of where they think you should go. You have to learn to see God by following His Word. That’s why there is emphasis to meditate on His Word day and night so that it does not depart from your mouth. The more you meditate, the more you can see clearly and hear clearly. If you don’t meditate on His Word, you will follow a false direction and will end up misguided into the wrong direction and that is why God’s people keep perishing, because they don’t keep God’s word. They don’t meditate on it and therefore, they run in the dark and find themselves lost and directionless. It is important to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus if you want to maintain the vision that He has for your life which is in:
Jeremiah 29:11 –11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
To set at liberty those who are oppressed; The anointing is so powerful that it gives you the ability to deliver people from oppression whether it is demonically inspired (demonization) or legally inspired (through the laws of men) to oppress people into slavery/torture of different sorts (i.e. human trafficking/ war etc). God has given us authority to challenge and defeat the oppressors in order to set captives free.
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” The anointing also prophesies what the Lord will do in every year. When you proclaim, you are declaring what it is that you want to see. The anointing gives you the power to call forth those things that be not as though they were. You can call your breakthroughs into being by proclaiming by faith what it is that you want to see happen in your year. The thing is, whatever you proclaim requires you to partner with the Holy Spirit in order so see your breakthrough.
Romans 4:17 – As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
The Power of the Anointing:
Confounds the wise and the mighty (Luke 4:22). People will not know why God has put such an anointing on your life but God is willing to use a willing vessel to do great and mighty works. Look at David as an example.
1 Corinthians 1:27 (NKJV) – 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
The Anointing locates the least likelyfor increase (Luke 4:25-26). There were many widows in Israel and yet the prophet Elijah during the time of the great famine that lasted 3 years 6 months visited the widow who fed him the last morsel she had for herself and her son. The oil in her pots brought increase in a time of famine.
1 Kings 17:8-16 Elijah and the Widow
8 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”
12 So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”
13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”
15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days.16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.
The Anointing does not discriminate, it locates willing vessels to receive breakthrough (Luke 4:27). The same applies to Naaman in 2 Kings 5: 1-19who was a great and honorable Commander who the Lord had given him victory to the Syrian army that he served as commander was also struck by leprosy. However when he listened to the prophet Elisha from the enemies camp (the Children of Israel) he was healed. It just goes to show that the anointing can even heal the least likely to believe in the God you serve.
2 Kings 5: 1-19 –Naaman’s Leprosy Healed
5 Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. 2 And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” 4 And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel.”
5 Then the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”
So he departed and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing. 6 Then he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which said,
Now be advised, when this letter comes to you, that I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.
7 And it happened, when the king of Israel read the letter, that he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to kill and make alive, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of his leprosy? Therefore please consider, and see how he seeks a quarrel with me.”
8 So it was, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Please let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.”
9 Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, andyou shallbe clean.”11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’ 12 Are not the Abanah[a] and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father,ifthe prophet had told youto dosomething great, would you not have doneit?How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”
16 But he said, “As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.
17 So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to theLord.18 Yet in this thing may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon—when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the Lord please pardon your servant in this thing.”
19 Then he said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him a short distance.
The Anointing Offends those that do not practice the Truth (Luke 4:28) People will not like the fact that the anointing in your life reveals their own weaknesses and will stir up jealousy, hatred, and people will want to attack you but the anointing will still preserve you.
Jesus kept emphasizing in the synagogue that a prophet is not accepted in their own country and was calling that out on the Jews. Elijah and Elisha were such prophets and they kept giving instructions to willing vessels to receive blessings who were foreigners. In the Bible, you will find the frustration of the Lord in the book of Isaiah who keeps saying “Oh Jerusalem, how I have sent you many prophets and you did not receive them” and they kept killing them, dismissing them and not hearing them because they would not accept the instruction that the Lord had to give to them to guide them back in the right direction. The blessing of the anointing was no longer reserved just for the Jews, it was also for the Gentiles (non-believers). That’s why Jesus states that He was going to pour out all His Spirit on all flesh. You no longer needed to be a Jew to receive the anointing and this reality and truth heavily offended those in the Synagogue.
The anointing gives direction to willing vessels and it does not discriminate. This is why a Muslim or any non-believer for that matter can come to church and receive the Word and act on it (being a doer of what they hear) and receive the reward that a Christian sitting in the same room would miss. The Anointing searches willing vessels that are ready to obey the Lords instruction in order to receive the blessing that they seek. This is why the people wanted to murder Jesus upon hearing all this. They were not ready for the Truth and wanted to kill him by pushing Jesus off a cliff, but they were unable to because the Anointing protects your destiny. That’s how powerful it truly is and this is the same anointing that is in all believers that have been baptized receiving the same power through the Holy Spirit.
I have a two clips to share with you today just to boost up your spirits during this Christmas season. The first clip is a short 3 minute video that my dad shared with me via WhatsApp to get y’all thinking about this particular verse of scripture during this Christmas Season.
Acts 20:35 – I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It ismore blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
It just goes to show you that when you entertain a stranger, you unsuspectingly may be entertaining your miracle. Watching that video humbled me because it surely showed me that I have a long way to go. May we learn from this and try harder to have the heart of God and be a representation of His love towards others that really need to see it in action today in this world.
The second short clip was shared with me by my Mom on WhatsApp about a Highway Miracle. God always works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, you can face circumstances that are beyond your control and the only Onewho can save you in that moment is the Lord.
Psalm 116:4 – Then Icalledupon the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul!”
Joel 2:32 –And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the Lord has said, Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.
Acts 2:21 –And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.’
Romans 10:13 –For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Check this out!
I pray that these videos and their messages bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I just had to post this song O Holy Night sung by Influence Music & Matt Gilman to get people in the Christmas mood. Like I said before, we all know that Dec 25th isn’t actually “Jesus’ Birthday”, but it is a time that we can celebrate the fact that He came to Earth to save our souls by redeeming us from the sin of death.
This song happens to be my late Grandma’s favourite song that she loved to sing off key lol 🙂 . Though she is no longer alive and with us, I’m pretty sure she can sing on key in Heaven. I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today and uplifts those that may feel lonely during this season. God is with you so just remember this:
Jesus is the reason for the Season and not Santa Claus. Enjoy the song everybody and God Bless!
There’s only less than 4 days until Christmas and what better way to get you in the mood than listening to awesome music? I do like the music score for Carol of the Bells; however, Tommee Profitt does this in an entirely new way that I’ve never heard it before, that I can honestly say, it’s truly EPIC! It sounds more like an action movie soundtrack when you hear it that it creates such a unique sound. As always, music always sounds amazing in surround sound so I pray that you enjoy it as much as I did! God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I’m sure many people are counting down the days until Christmas. Some may argue that it’s a pagan holiday etc etc based on its roots, and many people may not even like this time of year, period. Regardless of where people stand, I do think that as Christians, remembering the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is worth celebrating.
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”Luke 1:30-33NKJV
I don’t want to get into the accuracy of when His actual birthday was etc etc, because the whole point is, our Savior – JESUS CHRIST, did come down as a man and for all humanity, He experienced the weight of sin upon His shoulders as He was taken away to be beaten, humiliated, shunned, in front of many that despised Him for our transgressions, and was nailed up on a cross to be crucified for all the wrongdoings (sins) we have done, so that through the shedding of His innocent blood, we could all be redeemed and become sons and daughters of the Most High God.
Isaiah 53:5 – But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
I don’t regret my salvation and therefore, want people to reflect how far they’ve come from where they were before Christ. I pray as you listen to this song, It’ll bless you today in Jesus’ Name, Amen! God Bless you everybody! 🙂
I just wanted to post this awesome short clip created by Dan Stevers called the Names of Jesus. Definitely check out his channel on YouTube. He makes amazing short videos that I often post on my blog for inspiration. In the spirit of Christmas, I just want to keep the Christ in Christ-mas, so this video is the best one to get us thinking about the real reasonfor the season. It’s definitely not about Santa Claus, and we do not need to dialogue about when Christ was actually born. We just need to remember that as Christians, we should focus on what’s important and recognize that we do need to honor our King of kings by remembering why Jesus came to us a few thousand years ago. I pray that this video blesses you today 🙂 . God Bless You Everybody!
I just had to post this awesome song by TobyMac called The Elements. I love how the music depicts him in a cold tundra like landscape as he sings this song. Sometimes in life, you’ll find that the environment you’re in can be a cold cold world and not in the literal sense either as in weather-wise; but I mean it figuratively speaking. You could be facing strife at home, or contention in your workplace with adverse co-workers, or issues in your finances, or personal issues that could be health, money, or emotional in nature. Although as Christians, we are not immune to adversity, because we will face trouble, but God always reminds us that we can overcome the world. You maybe in a tough spot right now, but God says you can overcome it. A couple of years ago my memories were messed with because of a seemingly simple cold that turned into viral encephalitis that causes short-term memory loss, but God preserved my health and is continuing to restore my ability to remember to this day.
Ever since I was a kid, I battled different types of attacks whether they were spiritual attacks, physical sicknesses, whether it was demonic oppression (such as levitating off my bed) or something I could not see twisting my body in unusual ways that left me in severe pain when I woke up in the morning, or a strange sickness that attacked my joints that made it difficult for me to walk when I was 5-7 years of age; sleep-walking, losing weight in the process due to puking blood a lot, and the list goes on… (sorry… didn’t want to disgust you there….but spiritual warfare is not a joke people of God). Some of you can relate to this, and some of you will thin: is that even real? Well, my experiences maybe a foreign to the average “Christian”, but then again, it’s hard for me to believe that no one has experienced spiritual attacks or some type of oppression that seemed normal or seemed explainable but really it was a spiritual attack on you as a person.
In any case, my message today is that, whatever you have faced in your life that tried to knock you down, just know that you can overcome with God on your side.
John 16:33[Full Chapter] These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the worldyou will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
1 John 5:4 – For whatever is born of God overcomesthe world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 John 5:5 – Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
I pray that as you listen to this song, may it encourage those that are facing some type of adversity to know that you aren’t the only one going through problems. You may be tired and weary, and may even feel like giving up. Trust me, been there and done that…. but, it is through our trials and tribulations that you learn to develop a fighting spirit. We are like olives being crush by the pressure, but that is how the anointing in us to overcome can flow. I’m not saying that you always need to face adversity to flow in whatever it is you are anointed to do, but sometimes, that pressure is applied in your life to see what you are really made out of. Your locked in potential will flow out of you when given the right pressure. What tries to pull you down, will only make you stronger. You just have to learn that even when in the trial, do not give up, do not give in. You will OVERCOME, AMEN! I pray that this song ministers to your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
Today, I want to post a video by Nared King. He posts YouTube videos of what’s happening in our world with respect to strange phenomena and weather disasters that are currently happening in different countries as we speak. I find it interesting the things that he’s able to capture that we may not even be aware is happening on our Earth at the moment if we choose to be so easily pacified and ignorant of what’s happening outside our sphere’s of influence if we remain self-absorbed and not spiritually sensitive about what we should be focusing on. The earth is groaning but…take a look at his latest video and see for yourself.
The thing is these days we seem to be bombarded with bad news, concerning politics, weather phenomenons happening in different countries such as mudslides, floods, sinkholes, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, fish dying etc etc etc. The thing is, these signs that are happening all over the world encompass this one truth found in this piece of scripture:
Romans 8:19 – For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
Although, I’ve posted a pretty grim video today, I think as Christians, we must understand that the signs are all around us and we shouldn’t be spiritually dull enough to ignore that the earth really is groaning to see the sons of God arise. How can they arise? By being bold for your faith. Do not be ashamed of your Christianity and be the light where ever you are in this world that wants to singe it out.
To me darkness isn’t just a place with no light… it is a place without information and knowledge of the Truth.
What is the Truth? Jesus is alive. He defeated death and all those that believe in Him will not perish into the eternal fire called “hell”, but will have everlasting life if you just accept Jesus into your heart.
The world has it’s own philosophy of how to live life in the way that you want it…but Jesus is the standard that we should strive for. He was all man and all God at the same time and showed us love does conquer all. The problem is, we keep redefining and perverting this concept of “love” to fit our own context and not by the Biblical context in that God loves us all enough to the extent that He would send His own Son to die for us so that we could all choose life in the knowledge of the Truth.
John 14:6[Full Chapter] Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
My prayer is that we become obvious signs that God is with us, working in and through us so that the light in us becomes so obvious that it is easily identifiable to those that don’t believe. The world may judge us and criticize us, but we must stand firm in the faith and still be the light that shines in the darkness, and the darkness will not comprehend it. That’s because Truth dispels ignorance and falsehood by providing information that wasn’t already present in a person’s life. In order to be light, we need to be bold enough to inform those that are unaware of God’s love for them, Amen. They shall know Him through our love that we display through our actions.
To finish off this post, I have this awesome song by Livrè called Perception. I pray that this song Blesses you today. God Bless You Everybody 🙂 !