Hope is what we Crave


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f551c49317faa4dc520f2a11e9b40ec6There’s this song that I’ve been listening to that’s just awesome. It’s by for King and Country called Hope is what we Crave. I sense in my spirit that there are people out there facing self-condemnation.

In Christ there is no condemnation but redemption. Nothing you have done, thought and/or said can keep you from being forgiven. My challenge for those of you beating yourself up about your past mistakes is to learn to forgive yourself. Forgiveness releases you from depression, bitterness, anger, fear and doubt. Don’t exalt or magnify your mistakes either...it’s very easy to get too caught up in that so rather lean on the redeeming power of Jesus Christ that will embrace you like a father who welcomed back his prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) . BELIEVE you are forgiven and move on. I’m not saying continue to sin…I’m saying, learn to repent and change your heart to be more like the loving Father.


And for those that love pointing fingers at others, make sure that there isn’t one pointing right back at YOU. God is not pleased when we make fun of others for their mistakes or weaknesses. The same measure you judge another person is the same that will be used against you. We must be a people that understand the meaning of Compassion. If you don’t have it, then get it.


 

Matthew 7 [Full Chapter]

[ Do Not Judge ] “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?

 

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (NKJV)

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.


 

Romans 8:1

[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.


Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend to love or should I say the Agape Love of the Father when we are imperfect in our own love. Perfect love casts out fear so learn to abide in the love of the Father.


1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.


[ Love and Joy Perfected ] “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.


There is literally nothing in heaven or earth that can keep you from the Love of God.  You have to be persuaded to believe that though. In order to believe, you must first have Faith that this Love He has for you is unchanging. People may change around you but God’s love never changes towards you. Circumstances may rock you, and you may even fail sometimes, but God’s love will always be there to carry you when you’re down.


Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV)

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


I don’t believe that when a child is disobedient and does something that upsets their images (1)parents that all of a sudden the parent stops loving them. Good/God-fearing parents never stop loving their children and in the same way, God never stops loving you even if we may upset Him with our disobedience sometimes, His love never changes for you. That’s why it is good news to know that you can be redeemed. A contrite spirit is one that God does not despise so bask in God’s love for you today. 


Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.


The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.


I pray that this song encourages you today and blesses your spirit. God bless you everybody 😀


 

A Modern Day Paul in Iran


A Modern Day Paul in Iran

Before he became a believer, the Apostle Paul dragged Christians out of their houses to imprison or kill them. A modern day Iranian named Taher was no better; he even threatened to kill his own family because they became Christians. Like Paul, he received a vision of the Lord that turned his life upside down.

Taher was the last one anyone expected to convert to Christianity. He was well respected as a Haji, a pilgrim who had made the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. His wife was a Haji-eh; she had also made the pilgrimage. So when his daughter came to Christ, Taher was very angry. When his wife became a believer in Christ, he grew even angrier. When even his son turned his back on Islam and accepted Christ, his anger turned to rage.

He tried to force his family back into Islam in every way he could. He quoted the Koran; he forbade them to visit the church; he beat them; and he threatened to inform the secret police. At one point he even threatened to kill them with his bare hands. His efforts were to no avail. His family didn’t leave Christ; instead they left him and fled abroad.

After the initial anger over his family’s flight subsided, Taher began to feel lonely. In his growing despair, he memorized Koran verses and focused on Allah, whom he served so passionately. “Please show me your face,” he begged. The resounding silence made him doubt. What if this god he was serving didn’t exist after all and his family was right? He didn’t know if he should believe Allah or Jesus, the Bible or the Koran. In desperation he cried out, “I will believe in the God who reveals Himself to me.”

The living God answered his prayers through a dream. In his dream, a man riding a donkey came toward him. He had never seen the man before, but the man hugged him and said, “I will clean you from all your sins; you are free. I will give you rest. Believe in me.” Taher asked, “But what will happen if I sin again?” The man on the donkey replied with the same words, “I will clean all your sins.” Then the man on the donkey left, leaving Taher dumbfounded. Another man approached him in his dream. “Do you know the man on the donkey?” the man asked. “No, I don’t, Taher replied. “He is Jesus Christ,” the man said. “He cleans your sins.”

Taher woke up and mulled over the dream. When he went back to sleep, the same dream played before him. Waking up a second time, he became afraid. He had served Allah for 45 years. He was a Haji. How could he leave Islam? But when he finally fell asleep again, he had the same dream a third time. Waking up from this third dream, he could not escape the conviction that Jesus Christ was the only true God.

Taher was now convinced that Jesus is the true God, but he was unsure what he should do next. Everyone in the church knew what he had done to his family, but he realized that he had to visit the church he had forbidden his family to attend, the only place he knew that could tell him more about this man on the donkey. He cautiously entered the church. The Christians present were astonished and at the same time afraid. Wasn’t he the man that threatened to kill his own wife, son and daughter because they accepted Christ? One of the church leaders stepped forward. “How can I help you?” he asked. The answer was unexpected. “I want to pray, go to church and give my life to Christ,” Taher said, “but I don’t know how.” The leader was amazed and unsure if he should trust Taher; he could be a government spy. “I saw Jesus in a dream, I saw his face!” Taher explained.

As time went by, the church leaders started trusting him. Taher was like a baby: eager to learn more and more about Christ. After a discipleship period, he quickly became involved in ministry work, risking his life for Jesus. When his family, who had been praying for him ever since they left, heard of the transformation in Taher’s life, they praised God for answering their prayers and happily welcomed Taher back into the family. Taher now lives abroad with his family, rejoicing that they can worship together without fear.

Father, we stand in awe at how You drew Taher to Yourself out of the darkness of sin and false religion, out of persecution of Your church. We praise You that You have raised him up to know You, to have a new heart, to be strengthened through Your Word and to be reunited with the family he almost destroyed. Thank You that they are living in religious freedom now, gathering as a family with the saints to worship You freely in Spirit and in truth. We pray for those left behind to nurture and disciple others in Iran who come to faith in Christ. We pray Your protection over them as You grow Your church there. And we pray for the day when all Christians in Iran can gather freely to worship You. In the name of Jesus who brings spiritual freedom to the captives. Amen.

Source: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/pray/prayer-updates/2014/May/a-modern-day-paul-in-iran.

We Give Because He Did First


Hi Everybody!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Here is a video called We Give by Dan Stevers.

May it bless you today as you meditate on why you give what you have be it your time, your advice, your money, your love, your help, your testimony, your message of hope for another for the day, your hands extended, your home, your car, your work, your life and your prayers. We give to others because Christ showed us what it means to give by giving us His life in return. We live to give what we can never pay back in full because Jesus Christ paid it all for us with His precious blood. God is saying, look at what’s in your hand, what’s in your heart, what’s in your mind, and give to another what you can to help those who don’t know that what He has given you is what He yearns to give to all who seek His face. God loves you and God loves everyone.

Give the gift of the knowledge of Christ to another today. God bless you everybody!

Book Recommendations: Mary K Baxter – The Power of the Blood


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There was a question that popped up in an earlier post that I had written called The Curse is Broken and would like to open the floor for discussion.

The question came from fellow blogger and friend Margaret from Worshipandswag who had a friend (or was it a pastor??) who once said “You can’t cast out demons or loose bondage with the Blood of Jesus because that’s not what its meant for.”

Another said,  “The Blood of Jesus does everything because without the shedding of blood there is no redemption/salvation/deliverance.”

I had responded to her question in that post but would like to know other people’s opinion on the matter.  I would like to recommend a book that talks about The Power of the Blood of Jesus by Mary K Baxter that does an extensive run down on its purpose and power in our lives as Christians.

I personally do not think one should minimize the redemptive power of the blood of Jesus in our lives; however, it could be that in different Christian circles there is debate on how it is applied in our lives and to what circumstances we place emphasis on the blood of Jesus working in and through our lives. I firmly believe that the Blood is necessary in all aspects of our lives especially in the healing and deliverance ministry. I cannot understand why one would minimize its power unless they truly do not understand the purpose of the blood of Jesus. That’s why it is important to read and find clarity for things we do not understand and hence this book recommendation is a pretty good place to start if you want some foundational understanding about the Power of the blood of Jesus.

I know from what I have experienced personally in my own life, the blood of Jesus is living and powerful and shouldn’t be antiquated to be of no use in the deliverance ministry. However, it is possible to misunderstand its purpose when we misunderstand or misread the Bible concerning its redemptive power. The topic is pretty broad and extensive that I can’t really go into much depth with it here so instead, I would also like to recommend yet another book also by Mary K. Baxter called The Divine Revelation of Deliverance as a follow up to the previous book I mentioned called The Power of the Blood. She has so many books I can recommend, but for the purpose of this topic, I suggest these two to start.

Do people have any thoughts regarding the purpose and the power behind the Blood of Jesus? I would so like to know what others have to say.

Food for thought.

I have a song here to minister to you today by Shekinah Glory called Jesus.

God Bless you today Everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

John 6:53
Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Hebrews 12:24
to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Revelation 1:5
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,

Hebrews 10:16-25

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”[a] 17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”[b] 18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

Hold Fast Your Confession

19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

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Jacob’s Story: The Ex-Pimp restored in Christ


Hi everybody!

Today I just want to post a clip called Jacob’s story.

He’s an ex-Pimp who got out of the human-trafficking crime syndicate who didn’t realize that his role was actually facilitating the further Rape & Sexual exploitation of young minors broken into a crime ring of Prostitution and Pornography in South Africa.

Most of the prostitutes are from Thailand tricked into coming into South Africa only to be forced into sold slavery. When I saw this clip I was reminded of the previous testimony that I posted of Danielle who was an ex-porn star who got out of the business because of the true evils that lie within the business of Pornography. Pornography isn’t simply watching a movie or two thinking you aren’t harming anybody. The true nature of it is undercover sexual slavery and exploitation of young children mainly girls who are mostly forced  and coerced into the industry. Some may land into it by choice like Danielle, but even in Danielle’s case, the presence of violence and brutality that De-humanizes these women young and old still remains a big factor in subjugating them to be exposed to further abuse and exploitation. We already know that Pornography is a multi-billion dollar making industry and the Men and women who engage in viewing porn, facilitate further violence by proxy by feeding into those that produce porn on the basis of supply by demand. This whole thing disturbs me greatly and I hope that people open up their eyes to see what is really going on underneath their noses and you may choose to re-tweet, re-blog or email or facebook this post so that people can see the realities of Human-trafficking, prostitution and pornography to expose this truth.

May this open up people’s eyes rather than bury their heads in the sand.  God bless you everybody.

 

God Loves All His Children


Hi everybody!

Well, I hope everybody had a wonderful weekend and for some of us Canadians we had a Holiday on Monday so yay for the Long Weekend! Todays meditation is in regards to the Agape Love of God towards His children who are the Sons and Daughters of God. I have a video here as a reflection of How God’s love is sooo amazing through the parable of the Prodigal Son. I know that in other posts I have mentioned the prodigal son several times, but I felt the need to emphasize that God’s love doesn’t measure deeds, it measures the HEART.

The Prodical son used his inheritance to live a life of pleasure and did so with self-seeking ambition. When he asked for his inheritance from his father who was still alive it was equal to him saying “I wish you were dead already  so that I could do whatever I want to do with my inheritance”. Although, this son’s request deeply hurt his father, His father gave  him what he desired and watched him leave to go to a foriegn land to do whatever he wanted to do. The son travelled far because it was clear that he didn’t want to have anything to do with his family after he had received what he wanted out of a selfish and self-serving heart.  When the boy squandered all that he had and realized that the so called friends he had now dissappeared now that he was penniless, he was forced to work in order to feed himself and therefore became enslaved to serve others as a consequence to his disobedient and self-seeking behavior in a distant land far from home. After contemplating what He had done, he began to realize that it would be better to serve under his fathers house and felt a deep regret for his actions and soon decides to leave the foreign land to return back to his fathers house seeking the serve under him as a servant not expecting or demanding forgiveness for his cruel words and actions.

I read somewhere that under Jewish custom, the son’s deeds would have been considered criminal which would have merited him death by stoning under the Jewish law for his actions, but instead of that, His father came out running to him because he was so overjoyed to see his son back alive. The love of that father was so great that by accepting him regardless of his deeds would have caused him to have been stoned alongside with his son had people discovered that he was harboring a criminal. This is how severe and serious the prodigal son’s actions were against his father. He deserved death by returning but instead he received mercy and love.

Although the son sought to serve his father as recompense for his mis-deeds, the Father welcomed Him with open arms and gave him a signet ring which represents renewal of covenant and a relationship restored. He also gave him a robe to clothe him representing covering and sonship.  God is like that with us. If we backslide and return to him, we are like the prodigal son and He always welcomes us back into relationship with Him with open arms when we come back with a repentant heart.  Sometimes the mis-deeds we have committed seem soo blaringly wicked and pitch black on a sheet of paper that we find it difficult to believe that God can forgive because God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). We ought to be imitators of this love towards our fellow brothers and sisters but we tend to be selective which isn’t quite matching the Agape love we are to exemplify. I’ll put my hand up and confess that I know to some extent I’m guilty of  being selective at times since some people rub me the wrong way *still a work in progress here*.

Loving people that care for us is easy…but loving those that don’t seem to deserve it is our challenge. Our faith has to increase in this area of loving those that don’t deserve it because Love restores people back to the heart of God when they see it in action. It has the power of causing a sinner to repent and seek God’s face by someone’s conduct that demonstrates this love in action. We should acknowledge that we are not perfect and understanding this will help us humble ourselves before God that if we seek God to redeem us from our imperfections, then he demands and expects that we do the same for our fellow brothers and sisters who seek to be redeemed in the same way.

The songs of the redeemed come from a heart of LOVE. If God loves us in the same manner as the Prodigal son, we should treat backsliders with the same level of compassion as well. We should also treat those that do not know Christ in the same manner as well, because Love covers all sin and is able to deliver folk from that place of darkness into a place of restoration and relationship with the Father (Proverbs 10:12;1 Peter 4:8).  So today, think about increasing your capacity to love people as Christ layed down His life for us because it is this Love that the Father has for us that He seeks for all to be restored back in relationship with Him again.

“Love one another as I have loved you” says the Lord (John 13:34).

I have a song called Worshiping You by Deluge. I love this song and I pray that it ministers to you today. Have a blessed day everybody and God bless You!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.

Psalm 107:2
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

Isaiah 62:12
And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.

Luke 1:68
“Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people,

John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.

John 13:35
By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 15:12
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Romans 12:10
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

Romans 13:8
[ Love Your Neighbor ] Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Ephesians 4:2
with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

1 Peter 1:22
[ The Enduring Word ] Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,

1 Peter 3:8
[ Called to Blessing ] Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;

1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”

1 John 4:7
[ Knowing God Through Love ] Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

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In Pursuit of Holiness – Divine Revelations of Heaven and Hell


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Well today, my post is going to be a little different. I watched this testimony of a girl called Angelica Zambrano who had died or 23 hours and she had gone to hell. The things She saw and the people she saw is a shocking revelation. Certain celebrities that we once knew she saw… I won’t mention who they are because I think you should watch this testimony for yourselves… one of the celebrities was well known…and you will know who he is when you watch this….it will give you perspective about movies, cartoons, music etc. People…Hell is real….and the Devil is laughing at us who don’t believe that it exists.

 


After watching this video my heart felt such a deep pain and sorrow for the Lord Jesus Christ. I felt like the suffering He feels for us is something we cannot truly understand. Salvation is soooooo important. It must be preached, it must be emphasized as SIN must be addressed and hence this is why I blog about my faith a lot more now. I don’t intend to be controversial, but the Truth is what it is. We may argue our way around it (the Truth),  but Heaven and Hell is real. We can get so caught up with the promises of God and so easily forget that we must purpose HOLINESS as a way of life as well. This video convicted my spirit even more concerning the pursuit of Holiness and that’s why I entitled my blog The Pursuit of Holiness.


I look at myself and think…wow….I have a long way to go in the Lord. Sometimes I feel like the distance is blaringly long to reach the Father, but that is why I aim for the goal of Philippians 3:13.


“Forgetting those things which are behind …
I press on toward the goal” (Philippians 3:13, NIV)..

The race that we run should be towards the Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes I feel after having lived in North America for a while, that this place makes no room for people to pursue Holiness. I’m not saying that there aren’t people here who aren’t trying to live Godly lives, but I feel that because there is so much perversion, so much entertainment, so much carnality and so many forms of idolatory that it dulls our senses and our need to seek to be transformed by the renewal of the mind. However, other countries are following the same path of Godlessness which is something I fear….


I often wonder…if the Divine Alarm sounded today…who would hear it? Would people hear it if they’re at a concert, or a movie, or a festival etc…Will they hear the sound of the Alarm in the midst of all that carnal noise???? God is crying for us to seek His face…and I am feeling a deep sorrow for the only questions that are running in my mind right now is “Lord, what shall I do….what can I do to help you…What must I do to be more effective about the message of Salvation…?”. I’m still seeking God for His strategy to be more effective. I am not satisfied with what I have been able to accomplish…I feel like I need to do more and I will press on to that end.

I started this blog as my own personal  journal for self-discovery but now it has become my avenue to preach the gospel, to preach my faith to a multitude of readers that come from many nations that I hope will catch the Fire of this message.

Repent, REPENT REPENT!….. I have come to a place where I don’t care if people think I’m crazy or if they think I’m too absorbed with addressing SIN for what it is because…the price is just too much to pay. Why should I water down a message that could save a person’s life. God Saved mine and I want Him to save yours!!! You can be athiest, agnostic, or of a different religion… or simply be the Christan that lacks faith and operates in unbelief….but the message of Salvation remains the same. Sin no matter what size, big or small is enough to condemn us and separate us from the love of God. Repentance reconciles us back to the Father….so I urge you….REPENT! and if you don’t believe in Jesus…TODAY is a good day to BELIEVE in HIM. Jesus died and shed His blood so that none would perish but have everlasting life with Him in the New Kingdom. Give your life back to God and turn from your wicked ways. Hell wasn’t designed for us…it was for Satan and the other fallen angels…but Sin is causing many to go there along with Satan. God’s heart is crying…a sorrow that is soo difficult to comprehend by our level of understanding….please REPENT and change your ways.


Satan would rather have us entertained here on earth rather than persue a Holy Life. I admit…I’ve come a long way in my walk with the Lord constantly battling Sin in my journey, but I also know that it isn’t far enough as far as the Lord’s concerned. We must learn to measure our walk by GOD’s standards and not be decieved by our own standards. Being a Watchman is not a joke and I don’t want blood on my hands at all so that is why I write more and more about salvation and the image of God in us the HOPE of GLORY….check out my earlier post called The Watchman’s Duty – Insight to Prophetic Intercession to understand what I’m talking about  and read Ezekiel 33 .

I’ve come to a place where the Fear of the Lord is rising in me in that I fear not ruffling peoples feathers for the sake of the TRUTH. I don’t want my wayward relatives to die because of ignorance…I don’t want anybody to perish because of unbelief….I want what our Lord Jesus Christ wants for us… which is to have everlasting life. So people, lets check ourselves daily and dig deeper into our souls and seek God to remove all the things that block us from pursuing Holiness in our lives. I’m still searching my own drawers and have found so many items I need to repent for and still checking every nook and cranny until I am what God wants me to be. This is no easy task…but Forgiveness and Repentance is what we must practice daily and we move from being forgiven to become changed and we should always purpose to change our ways before the Lord.  Let’s set aside our pride and be humble before the Lord and become Holy people, consecrated for His Name Sake. Through Jesus, there is Everlasting life, AMEN!

Share this message to those you feel need to see this. This can change their lives forever.


I have a song I learned yesterday from my Choir practice called “You Won’t Relent” by Jesus Culture. May this song bless you all today. God bless you everybody!


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Scriptures to Meditate

Jesus Loves You and Me. His Love endures forever.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Daniel 12:2
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 25:46
And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

John 4:14
but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

John 5:24
[ Life and Judgment Are Through the Son ] “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

John 6:27
Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”

We are precious to our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 6:40
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

John 6:47
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

John 12:50
And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak.”

Galatians 6:8
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

Romans 6:22
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

1 Timothy 1:16
However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.

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Faith on a Wire – Believe and have FAITH


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Today I have an interesting video for y’all to watch. Check it out.

 

It’s amazing isn’t it? When God demonstrates His goodness to us time and time again, it should make our Faith stronger in Him and yet there is always that presence of doubt left in our minds because of unbelief.

What makes us doubt God’s love for us? What must He do to get our attention and believe that He loves us unconditionally? Like Blondin, Jesus time and time again throughout His ministry on Earth, demonstrated the Father’s love for us through workings of Miracles, Delieverance, Healings, Signs and Wonders and yet people could not believe He was the Messiah. He even hung on a tree and shed His blood for all of our sins as His greatest expression of His love  for us and yet people still doubt the Father’s love for them to this day.

It’s one thing to believe…but it’s another to have Faith. There is a small difference between believing in something and having faith in something. We can believe that Jesus is God and yet not have faith in the fact that the Lord Loves us. It’s a strange contradiction but You must have Faith and believe that God Loves You. The Devil is a liar and will cause you to mill around in self-pity and self-condemnation that will separate you from the Love of the Lord and that is why you must remember the TRUTH in that there is no condemnation in Christ. Christ died to set you free! Believe in that TRUTH and have Faith that Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!

Today be encouraged…no matter what you’ve done, no matter what sin committed, Jesus loves you unconditionally, otherwise the Father would not have sent His Son Jesus to die for all of us if that were not true. Jesus forgives us 70×7 times over for our sins, faults, failures, mistakes no matter what depth or measure of sin. Jesus’ Blood covers all sin because He forgives us so we are forgiven. Believe in that TRUTH. Remember that the devil is a LIAR!

God Loves YOU and his Mercy Endures forever! Be blessed today and be encouraged!

I have a song here to bless your heart today from Kari Jobe called You are for Me.

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Scriptures to Meditate

John 8:31
[ The Truth Shall Make You Free ] Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

John 8:32
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

John 8:36
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Romans 8:1
[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Mark 11:22
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.

Romans 14:22
Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

2 Corinthians 4:13
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,

Galatians 2:16
knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

John 3:18
He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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Maintain your Hope for it is the Tree of Life


  

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.

Hi everybody,

This is going to be rather a short reflection today but I just wanted to say that when we are hoping for something, we can face so much in our life that causes this hope to singe out like a flickering light that burns out like a dying flame.

Hope is a flame and in order to keep it burning, we have to fuel this flame with Faith.

Now, I know that in certain situations where people face serious adversities such as war, famine, terrorism, threats of death, slavery, abuse, human rights violations, loss of loved ones, grief, etc, such hope seems dismal if not completely and virtually non-existent in ones experience to such painful circumstances. Fear traps a heart in this sickness where hope is devoid in a person. When hope comes, the heart heals because it is given reason to believe again. This is the tree of life that is spoken about in this verse posted above from the book of Proverbs. Jesus is the Tree of life for us since He is the True Vine and we are His Branches extended to do the same for our brothers and sisters since we have Christ in us the HOPE of Glory (John 15:1-8). It is our mandate to be the hope that this world needs to see in our lifetime.

Romans 5:2
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 

Colossians 1:27
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

The Truth of the Word is the resurrecting power of the Word that we need to use in our lives to fuel hope in people’s hearts.  A longing fulfilled is a tree of life but when hope is absent, the heart suffers crumbling Faith that is devoid of such hope. So when you see someone struggling, when you see the fire in their eyes dimming because of that loss of hope, when you see the anguish and pain of anothers suffering that sees no hope of relief, no hope of salvation, no reason to continue living, God expects us to be faithful enough to step in to fuel that fire of hope in a person again.

This is how we intercede for someone by stepping in the Gap through prayer and action.

 This is the faith that drives us to life individuals back to life since according to the Word we are not only Sons of God but we are also Sons of the Resurrection. So I challenge you today to be the hope for a persons sick heart today. The Resurrecting power of Christ is in us to  fulfill this mandate because Jesus blessed us with the help of the Holy Spirit to satisfy this call.

 Hope stirs people to believe where unbelief was present.

 Hope stirs faith in people where there was lack.

 Hope brings back to life all that seems dead, so as joint heirs with Christ, we must strive to be the hope that this world needs to see.

'THE TRUE VINE' by Anthony James

Hope can only be demonstrated by action. It could be something small like a telephone call, a word of encouragement, a word of knowledge, a visitation, a donation, an embrace, a listening ear, a kind and gentle gesture, a letter, or a helping hand (volunteering), etc. Hope in action is Love in action and perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18).

Love heals, love restores and Love gives rise to hope and Faith  which strengthens ones belief.

If a person has no reason to believe in anything anymore, it is because they have yet to experience this level of Love and this level of hope that can restore ones Faith to believe again.

When I had suicidal thoughts a few years ago, it was because I thought everything was hopeless. But when I pressed on holding onto that one last shred of hope left within me with the little but dying faith I had, it was this hope that I held onto which was that nearly dying flame that maintained my faith in the end. If that flame had blown out during the darkest moments in my life, I think I would not be here today typing up this post to be at least that voice that cries out for another to still keep your faith alive! Keep your hope alive no matter what! So today, I just want to let you know that no matter how bleak your situation may seem, no matter how many people may fail you in this life, keep holding onto that last shred of hope you have in the Lord even in your most painful of circumstances. That shred of hope could mean the difference beween life or death and when I mean Life or death, I mean yours.  

Love preserves Life through demonstrated Hope in Action.  

Jesus loved us enough to die for us in order to be the hope that we needed to see in this life so that we could be redeemed. We all  have that redemptive power in Christ to life people back to life with that same Spirit of hope in us. This Spirit is the HOLY SPIRIT also known as the Helper (John 14:26; John 16:7; John 15:26; John 14:16).

Be that Light that Shines in the Darkness because that Light is what fuels greater Faith.

I have a song for you today to minister to you from Kirk Franklin called Better from his Hero CD. Stay blessed everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.

Luke 20:35-37

35 But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37 But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’

John 1:5
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

John 9:5
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Philippians 2:15
that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Job 14:7
“For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease.

Psalm 16:1
[ The Hope of the Faithful, and the Messiah’s Victory ] A Michtam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.

Psalm 16:9
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.

Psalm 31:24
Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm 33:18
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,

Psalm 119:114
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.

Psalm 119:147
I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.

Acts 15:9
and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Acts 16:5
So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Romans 1:17
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

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A Word of Encouragement – The Debt is Paid in FULL


Hello Everybody!

So today I’m just going to give word of Encouragement regarding Salvation. This week we are celebrating the Debt our Lord and Savior paid on the cross for our salvation that we find in Him. The Debt that He paid was for all of us who struggle with our weaknesses, failures and mistakes and also includes the heavy sins and offenses we commit that seem unforgivable. He died and paid the full price of our debt with His precious blood for all of mankind including those who are robbers, killers, murderers, thieves, adulterers, liars, cheats, schemers, hustlers, gossipers, abusers, traitors, the proud and haughty, the greedy, the perverted, the narcissistic, etc. and for all who have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of the Lord because of these weaknesses, failures, mistakes and offenses (sin).  As people we find it difficult to forgive each other for such weaknesses and failures that others commit against us because we get offended easily and seem to know how to point out other peoples weaknesses to easily out of bitterness and anger which makes it hard for us to love people, but Jesus says,

With Men and Women it may be impossible to forgive, but with God All things are possible to those that Believe that I, Jesus , Forgives All”.

So In this season, believe today that there is nothing you have done that cannot be forgiven by our Lord Jesus Christ. Some people wrestle with their weaknesses and feel no peace within them because of that feeling of self-condemnation and self-loathing that torments their minds for their wrongdoing, but Jesus says that:

“There is no Condemnation in Me because I overcame the World, I overcame the Grave and I overcame Death and Every Offense (Sin) known to Man”.

His wish is for all people to be set free from self-condemnation and self-loathing behaviours by His forgiveness so that you can enjoy an everlasting life with Him walking in the Freedom and knowledge that Jesus came to set  you free from the torment that condemnation brings when we do things that go against what is right, what is good and what is Godly in the eyes of our Savior.  So if you don’t know Jesus, or if you know of Him but fell away during your journey, here is a little prayer to welcome Him into your Heart. He is the one that will restore you and give you inner peace by His Blood that was shed for you and me.

He is the one that Forgives all, Loves All and Paid our Debt of Sin in Full at the Cross.

Sinner’s Prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I come before your presence and acknowledge all my faults, my failures, my sins and all of my weaknesses, sins I know I have done and sins I don’t know I have committed. I no longer want to live this way feeling like I’m living a life that’s leading me down the wrong path without your guidance and direction to do what is pleasing and what is right before your eyes, so please forgive me Jesus and come into my heart. Restore me Jesus and cleanse me with your redeeming blood that you shed for me at the Cross. I believe that You Jesus, Who Died on the Cross and shed your blood for me, who conquered the grave and resurrected on the third day is my Savior and Lord. Thank you for loving and forgiving me Jesus. Thank you for setting me free from all my mistakes, failures, weaknesses and all of my sins, in Jesus’ Name I pray,

AMEN.

Hallelujah! The Angels are rejoicing in Heaven right now as you read this message! God Loves you sooooo much that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus to die for us so that we can be redeemed. Let the redeemed of the Lord Say SO! Praise the Lord! So, now that you have said this prayer, you have put away the old person and have become a new creation in Christ.  God is soo amazing and He loves you very very much. If you have family members or friends that need this message, then I encourage you to re-blog or pass it along. They need to know that Jesus Loves them no matter what they have done. God’s Love ENDURES FOREVER.

To finish off this encouragement I have a song to bless you today called The Everlasting God. Stay Blessed in God’s Love for you Today.

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Scriptures to Meditate

 John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Matthew 19:26
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Mark 9:23
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

1 Corinthians 15:55
“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”

Romans 8:1
[ Free from Indwelling Sin ] There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Matthew 26:28
For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Luke 15:7
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

Luke 15:10
Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

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