Thursday, December 14, 2017

Are We Really Forgiven ?


It Is Written, Hebrews 8:12 and I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.
It is a sad fact that quite a few people carry a heavy burden of past sins. They are not convinced that God has forgiven them, because they cannot forgive themselves. If you are one of these people, stop beating yourself up. When Jesus died on the cross, all of our sins were forgiven, and would no longer be remembered, if we repent.
When God sent His Son Jesus on a rescue mission to save man, He meant all who repent. God did not specify certain people, what kind of sins, or how many, or how often.
The forgiveness of sins, and salvation for whoever accepted it, was part of the good news that Jesus preached. It was unconditional love from Jesus that made this possible.
You may not realize that caring that sin burden God forgave, is like saying that what Jesus did was not good enough. I don't think any of us wants to be guilty of thinking that way.
Be assured, that no matter how bad you have been in the past, or for how many years you were that way, if you repent from your heart, God forgave ALL of those sins, and does not remember them, so you shouldn't either. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Compassion


It Is Written, Colossians 3:12-13, since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
The definition of compassion is, sympathetic pity, and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
Most people feel sympathy for someone who is dealing with death of a loved one, or has some kind of serious illness. This is a feeling that our creator gave to each of us.
A problem that many people have at times, is a total lack of compassion. We have a tendency to look at people as being solely responsible for the situation they find themselves in. Examples could be, cancer from smoking, or liver disease from drinking, and so on. There are many others.
What seems as self-inflicted problems, are usually the result of bad decisions. Now we come to a very contentious statement. satan causes all of these problems. When a person is far from God, satan comes in and leads a person to make bad decisions, and a lifetime that leads to destruction.
As Christians, we should look at other people with compassion, and not judgementally. Remember, but for the grace of God, we would be in their place. Next time you see some unfortunate person, ask yourself what Jesus would do. If you can help, help, if that's not possible pray for them. It's not a bad idea to pray for them anyway. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Inner Joy and Peace


It Is Written, James 1:2-3, my brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
When you ask someone what the word joy means, they will probably say," a happy feeling". If you look at the word joy according to the times we live in, that would probably be a good answer.
Joy is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, that we receive when we are saved. Galatians 5:22 specifically mentions that fact. Joy is not an outward feeling as we know it. Most people say they do not have joy in their life, because they associate joy with happiness.
True joy is a spiritual thing, that you may not even recognize as joy. It comes when you find Jesus, and make Him a big part of your life. Joy is usually associated with an inner peace that you don't understand, and have never felt before.
Hope is defined in spiritual terms as expecting as fact, what you pray for. Are joy, peace, and hope, looking familiar?
When you live life with Jesus in it, as number one, you are automatically experiencing peace, joy, and hope, beyond understanding. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Blessings And Miracles


It Is Written, Isaiah 41:10, fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Lately some of my blogs are about things I heard from other preachers. As usual, I believe the Holy Spirit showed me the significance of what I heard. These following words are what was revealed to me.
Miracles usually occur when a situation is at crisis level, and no human intervention is possible. The power of God is revealed to believers and unbelievers alike.
Blessings are another story. When something happens, that is not according to our plans, from heavy traffic, to unexpected bills, and anything else, we can get upset, or call it a blessing.
I know that sounds a little crazy, but consider this. Most of the time, we have blessings and don't even know it. Now the hard part for many people.
We will use a delay in something as an example. That delay which may be irritating at first, may actually be preventing something bad that would have happened to us if we had not been delayed. So it is a blessing. Just trust that God's timing is perfect, and He always does what is best for those who love Him.
Blessings always preceed something better, if you see it as it really is. God blesses, satan curses. Philippians 4:13 says it all, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Loves Much


It Is Written, Luke 7:47, therefore I say to you, her sins which are many are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
The words of this verse are familiar to most Christians. The sinful woman who anointed Jesus feet with oil, was a well-known sinner . As a matter of fact, she probably knew it more than anyone else.
Jesus told the parable of the creditor, and the two debtors, as an example to the Pharisees. They were more likely to get the meaning of this story, since there self-righteousness blinded them to their own ways.
If we are honest with ourselves, we have varying levels of joy about our salvation. If we live a regular life, don't intentionally do anything bad, in our opinion, we usually don't feel we are much of a sinner. Because we feel that way, we believe Jesus doesn't have much to forgive us for.
On the other hand, someone who is on drugs, or alcohol, maybe abusive to his family, and is in general, a very bad person, has a lot to forgive.
None of us is less a sinner in Jesus eyes, we are all guilty, and He died for all of us. If we look at ourselves through God's eyes, none of us measures up to His standards. All of us should feel the joy of salvation through Jesus, because His unconditional love led Him to die on the cross for all of our sins, regardless of how many, and how bad. No one is beyond God's forgiveness. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Commitment


It Is Written, Proverbs 16:3, commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.
Basically all believers want to please God. To this end, they try to follow Proverbs 3:5-6, trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.
 People are always asking how you know what God's will is, and how do you know you are following Him?The Word of God is built on faith. Romans 10:17 says, so then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. When you know what the Word says, your faith grows.
The first thing in the morning, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in everything you think, say, and do, during the day. Then believe that you are following God's plan for you that day.
There is a way, that I heard about from a preacher, and it really made sense to me. It made me change what I do, to some extent. I am not saying this is the only way to do God's will, because I do both now.
Start the day committing everything you do, think, or say to the Lord. You are dedicating your whole self to God, as a way of praise, thanks, and honor to Him.
Committing, or dedicating, your whole heart and actions to God keeps you in touch with the Holy Spirit for guidance. Remember that you can do this through the power of the Holy Spirit and not on your own.
 I believe if you give committing your heart and day to the Lord, you will be very happy that you did, and will have God's peace in your heart. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You.
 Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed. Your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Thursday, November 30, 2017

We Are God's Arms And Legs


It Is Written, 1 John 4:13, by this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
As most of us know, God created us in His image. Since God is a spirit, we must also be spirit. The truth of this eluded me for a long time. It never really sunk in because I guess I was looking at it as if it was another person.
One day, I had an awakening. I am that spirit, and the person I thought I was, is nothing more than what I walk around in.
When Jesus was about to ascend to Heaven, He told the apostles in Mark 16:16-18, he who believes and is baptized will be saved: but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe; in My Name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover. Okay, what does that really mean?
I believe in my heart, that the Holy Spirit showed me. When Jesus was on this earth, He went around preaching, and working miracles. When we are saved, that same Holy Spirit that worked the power through Jesus life dwells in us. We have Jesus in us, and we are in Him. Therefore we are spirit with Christ.
Jesus is in the spiritual world, we are in the physical world. We are literally His voice, arms, and legs. He operates through us. We are the conduit through which His power passes to others. It is as if we have a power of attorney from Jesus. It is up to us to use it according to His will. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me, your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen