Thursday, August 17, 2017

Who is Jesus ?


It is written, 1 John 2:1, my little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous.
The question, who is Jesus, can be answered by hundreds of descriptive verses, and names, describing his actions toward us.
All of the above are helpful, but do they describe the Jesus that we are supposed to love and serve? The best way to build a relationship with Jesus, is to know Jesus the man.
Our human minds cannot imagine how unbelievable Jesus is as God. These are scriptural realms, that we can only know by revelation from the Holy Spirit. So it seems logical to me, that we answer that question in human terms. After all, we need to know who we are worshiping and serving.
When Jesus was here, He left His Godliness behind, in order to see firsthand, how man's life was lived. Since we need to know the real Jesus, the best place to start is in God's Word.
If you read the Gospels, you get to see many examples of Jesus love for man. Take your time and see how much Jesus did out of love. He even forgave those who crucified Him, and did so many horrendous things to Him.
If you put all of this together, you'll see that there is no one that is greater, deserving of our love and praise, our service, and even our lives. 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, August 15, 2017

The Talents


It Is Written, Romans 12:6-8, having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministry, he who teaches, in teaching: he who exhorts, and exhortation; he who gives with liberality; he who leads, with diligence, he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
When we hear the word talents, in a religious setting, immediately think of Matthew 25:14 to 30. The story tells about a man who went on a journey and gave money to three servants, expecting them to do something with what he gave them. We all know how that turned out.
The average person doesn't realize that God gave each of us talents in the form of intelligence, and abilities, and ambitions of all kinds, such as we see in the Romans 22 verse above.
God expects each of us to use what He gives us, in order to help others, as well as ourselves. Each person's plan from God is supposed to act with other people's plans from God, for the good of all.
When we follow God's plan, and use what He gives us to the best of our abilities, we are pleasing Him, and giving our lives meaning, fulfillment, and peace.
Every person has some kind of gift. We must put out the effort to find it, and then follow through with it, in the name of Jesus. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves
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, August 10, 2017

The Blood


It Is Written, Hebrews 9:22, and according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood, there is no remission.
Anyone familiar with the Bible realizes that blood plays a major role throughout the history of Israel.
Lambs blood was spilled in the Old Testament, in atonement for sins. Lambs blood on door posts at the time of the Exodus was to indicate to death that it must pass the house.
Jesus is the Lamb of God. God sent Him to shed His blood for the sins of man, because only His blood was capable of doing it. When Jesus shed His blood for us, we became righteous in God's eyes
I have always believed that if someone had the blood of Jesus on a towel or even a rag, it had the power to heal physically, spiritually, and mentally. The cloth from Paul touched the sick person,and they were healed. How much greater is Jesus? The Holy Spirit does the miracles in any case.
One of my favorite ways to pray, starts out with, in the name of Jesus, and by His blood, through the power of the Holy Spirit. There is real prayer answering power in these words. Try it. 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, August 8, 2017

A Lazy Believer


It Is Written, James 1:22-24, but be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
Many people claim to be Christians. In the United States, some 70-80% of the people who were asked if they were Christian, answered yes.
Let's take a look. The average person who claims to be a Christian, bases it on his own opinion, not by what the Bible says. Just because we go to church once in a while, or give a couple of bucks to charity once in a while, or we have heard of Jesus, none of this makes us a Christian.
The Bible is pretty clear about what we have to do to attain eternal life through Jesus. It also explains what we are to do, in Galatians 5: 22- 25, but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, against such there is no law and those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires: if we live in the spirit let us also walk in the spirit. And what not to do in Galatians 5:19-21, now the works of the flesh are evident, which are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, deceptions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, rivalries, and the like of which I tell you before hand just as I also told you in time past, those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
It seems reasonable at this point to make a couple of assumptions. If people who claim to be Christians, live by what the Bible says, would our country, or the world, be the lawless places they are?
To spend eternity with the Lord, we must know Him, love Him, and serve Him, according to His Word, and not by what the world thinks. 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, August 6, 2017

Who Are You ?


It Is Written John 1:12-13, but as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
In order to answer that question, we must take a good, hard, honest look, at how we live. There are two possibilities, and each of us chooses one by our actions.
If we accept Jesus, ask forgiveness, and listen to His voice, we are children of God. As children of God, we live by His Word, and reject the things of this world, and live in the expectation of eternity with Him.
If on the other hand, we embrace the ways of the world, a couple of things happen. We live in sin of all kinds. Pleasures of sin, take over our lives, and drive us further and further from God. We get to the point where our conscience, which is how God communicates with us, is dead, and we no longer hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.
When we reject God, in favor of the world and sin, we become children of satan. By the mercy of God, we can go back to Him, but the vast majority of people are so far gone, they refuse to repent.
Ask yourself. Who am I, and where am I going? God bless you and your family. Praise 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