Sunday, November 19, 2017

We Are Blessed


It Is Written, Jeremiah 17:7, blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord.
The average person, including myself, has times when we want greener grass, or to see the other side of the hill. In plain language, we don't feel content.
Probably the biggest reason we aren't content, is because in our subconscious we do not see our blessings. Perhaps the reason is, that when people describe blessings, they talk about something big, most of the time. Blessings are usually seen as something material, that make someone happy for a short time. After all, everything is just temporary.
The description of blessings goes much deeper than that. The biggest blessing in my personal opinion is salvation. However there are many blessings that most people have in common. Examples are as mundane as eyesight, breathing, talking, walking, health, or good medical care, and many others we take for granted.
If you live in a peaceful place, where there is no armed conflict, you have freedom, have clean water, plenty of food, a warm ,dry, safe place to sleep, you are blessed.
It is by the grace and favor of God, not our own efforts that we are so blessed. We should all thank God every day on our knees for His love for us. One way to thank God is stop complaining, and pray for those who are less fortunate. 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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Spirit Man


It Is Written, John 4:24, God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
The Bible tells us that we were created in God's image. Since God is a spirit, we therefore must be spirits too.
Many, including myself, looked at that fact in a way that made that spirit like another person. When we prayed, we tried very hard to convince our brains to believe. We struggled with trying to find God's plan for our lives, and many other things.
One morning, while I was having private time with the Lord, I had what was to me, a profound revelation, and answered all of the questions. A voice in my heart told me that I am the spirit. In my person, right now. God is in me, and I am in Him, right now.
Being a spirit with God, means that I say and do what God says. The brain and body are servants of me the spirit, who passes on God's instructions when I pray in Jesus name. Whenever I use the name of Jesus it is done, just as Jesus himself did, because He was one with the Father. That put a whole new light on everything.
All true believers are spirits, that are one with God. Instead of praying for healing, and hoping the Holy Spirit will do it, we have a knowing that what we pronounce in Jesus name, is done because the Holy Spirit, speaks through us.
The realization that we are spirits, and are one with God who is Spirit, we can live minute by minute, trusting God loves us. Because we trust in His love, we have no reason to fear anything, including tomorrow. We must trust Him only, not ourselves or anyone else. 2 Corinthians 5:7 tells us for we walk by faith, not by sight. 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, November 14, 2017

How It Hurts


It Is Written, Romans 12:18, if it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
As we go through life, all of us at one time or another have experienced hurt feelings. You know, things like a forgotten birthday, unkind words or actions, or even inactions toward us. Being disappointed by someone is certain to cause hurt feelings, or resentment.
Hurt feelings are a part of life, there is no getting away from it. Sometimes someone hurts us, and does not even know they did. Other times someone may hurt us on purpose.
Being hurt can be something someone said to us, about us, or someone we love. The more we love someone, the bigger the hurt. We hurt others the same way. On purpose, and not even realizing we hurt them.
Have you ever considered how often you hurt God? We are all His children. Jesus died to make that happen. When we hurt each other, we hurt God more, because He loves all of us.
When we complain, do everything our way, and fail, we are not following God's plan for us. That hurts Him. When we do not appreciate the grace and favor He gives us, we hurt Him more than we can imagine.
As you can see, there are plenty of hurt feelings to go around,no matter who we are. We need to react the way God does, forgive and love the person that hurt us.  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, November 12, 2017

The Devil's Smokescreen


It Is Written, 1 Peter 5:8, be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Have you ever started your day feeling really good, because everything seemed to be going so good for you? Did it stay that way, or did it seem to fall apart? Most if not all people, have had that experience, many times. What happened?
What happened was, satan started to work. He wants people to suffer as much as possible. He may start out slow to see who he is dealing with. If he sees that he is getting to you, he will turn up the pressure, and keep turning it up.
His goal is to keep your mind from turning to God, so he works on your mind to make it exaggerate the situation. His goal is to make you feel helpless and hopeless. He wants to divert your attention from God, and for you to blame God.
If you have a relationship with Jesus, you also have the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will warn you of satan's attempt if you listen for His voice, and He will help you to resist and rebuke satan in Jesus name.
When you accept Jesus as Savior, and meditate on His Word, you build a relationship. The strength of the relationship, and power over satan, depends on how well you know and love Jesus. When you know the Word, you have all the tools to fight satan. 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 9, 2017

Expectations


It Is Written Psalm 5:3, my voice you shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to you, and I will look up.
When the average person becomes a Christian, they often expect that all problems and hardships are over. They find out soon enough, this is not true.
After a little while it is common for a person to ask some questions. What happened? Am I really saved? Did I do something wrong? Does God really loves me? Sound familiar?
Let me assure you of a few things. First of all, if you truly repented of all your sins, and accepted Jesus and His death and resurrection, as your Savior, you are saved. Nothing can take that away from you.
Now, about the problems. We live in a fallen world, and satan and evil are running wild. satan attacks everyone, but those who love God are able to overcome. God has a plan for each of us. He allows things to happen, in order to grow our faith. Without problems, how would our faith grow?
God is in control, and will never leave those who love Him. As time goes by, you'll see that the plan God has for believers, is to get them to Heaven. What we see is temporary, but the spiritual is forever. 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, November 7, 2017

Eyes Open


It Is Written, Matthew 24:6-7, and you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
Let me start out by saying that what you are about to read, is not intended to scare anyone. It's about truth and hope. In Romans 11:8 we read God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear, to this very day.
It is painful to see how much evil there is. People think nothing of killing dozens of people at a time, and are unwilling to see the truth of what they are doing. To many, what they believe, or deceived into believing, is their truth.
As we hear in the news, someone getting killed at random is not an unusual happening, it could happen to you or me. I hear something like  what occurred in Las Vegas, Orlando, or even if it's just one person, I always hope that they know Jesus.
The whole point of all this, is to get people to see that they cannot put off salvation. It is too late when you die. It is not silly, or stupid to go to Jesus, it is stupid not to. Is your pride worth an eternity in the bad place?
If you love someone, or even strangers, pray for their salvation. Salvation through Jesus is priceless. Remember He suffered, died, and rose again, for that purpose, that we be saved. 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, November 5, 2017

God in Your Life


It Is Written, Colossians 3:17, and whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
I would like to tell you about a low time, walking with God. It happened some time ago, but it was on my heart today, because I believe someone needs to hear this.
Without realizing that a faith issue was beginning to happen, I slowly started to worry about a certain problem with finances. I told myself that God is my provider, and source for everything, but the words seemed hollow. The Bible says in Philippians 4:19, and my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
As I was struggling with my faith, I spent less time with the Lord, not on purpose, but for lack of joy. James 4:7 says therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
At that point I suddenly realized that the Holy Spirit was trying to tell me a few things. If God is not number one in my life, it means something else is. Whenever you ignore God and His Word, your joy leaves.
Believing the verses I quoted, the Holy Spirit showed me that satan was involved in my dilemma. At that point, and in Jesus name I reminded satan what Jesus did, took away his (satan's) power over me. I cast him out in Jesus name, knowing he must leave.
After that episode, the Holy Spirit brought back my joy, and increased my awareness of God's love for me. 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