Thursday, September 21, 2017

One Man's Sin


It Is Written, Romans 5:18, therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one man's righteous act, the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
When I was young, I thought God was very unfair because of Adam and Eve. Why should their sin pass on to everyone? Many people I knew, felt pretty much the same way.
As I got older and found Jesus, the truth hit me like a ton of bricks. Adam and Eve passed dominion of the world to satan when they sinned. satan's influence affects everyone on this earth, one way or another, so sin is,  unavoidable for the most part.
Man cannot make up for sin, so the sins of everyone were put on Jesus to pay for. Because of Jesus death and resurrection, all who accept Him as Savior, are pardoned of all their sins, and receive salvation upon repentance and acceptance of Jesus as Savior.
We were born with a free will. We choose who we follow, God or satan. Jesus death and resurrection conquered satan for all time. So the fact is the choice is ours. Choose wisely. 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

Wednesday, September 20, 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

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Win The Battle


It Is Written, Ephesians 6:12, for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
As we go through life, each of us encounters many things that upset us. There are also opportunities that are not good for us, but have varying degrees of pleasure in our minds.
In life we have, doubts, fears, anxieties of all kinds. Unfulfilled wants and needs. The biggest want, is usually our biggest need, and that is our dream. Relationships can help to some extent but they can also make things worse, because sometimes they fuel the situation, and make things worse in our minds.
I hope you realize by now, that all bad and sinful things come from satan. He wants you to spend eternity with him. He creates many illusions, in order to fool people into doing things his way, because he hates them so much.
Jesus on the other hand, loves each of us, and wants the best for us. If we go to Him, and ask Him to help us do everything His way, the end result is a good life, and an eternity with Him.
If God doesn't give you what you ask for, realize that maybe the timing is not right, or what you want will in some way hurt you. God knows your heart, and always gives us more than we ask or think. If you want to win the battle of life, get on the side of the creator of life. 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, September 12, 2017

Envy Has Friend's


It Is Written, 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 told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Envy is defined as a feeling of discontented or resentful longing, aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck. As you can see from the above verse, envy keeps company with a lot of other sinful things according to the Lord.
Many people use expressions such as, I envy so-and-so's great job, house, car, or whatever. You may have even said or felt what is often called, a little jealous.
There is no such thing as a little sin in God's eyes. Maybe that is because every evil thought, leads to other evil thoughts. Envy and its closest sister jealousy, can even lead to anger against God. People blame God because they don't have what they think they deserve. There is no need to make any other kind of a list of possible sins, they are all listed in Galatians 5:19-21, today's verse.
Remember this important point. This is a fallen world, because it goes against God's Word. It is what God thinks, that we should follow, not what the world or some politician thinks. Just because people, or a government, approve of something, it doesn't mean it is right. 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, September 10, 2017

"Times That Try Men's Souls"


That was written by Thomas Paine, on 12/23/1776. He of course was referring to the American Revolution that was going on at that time.
It Is Written, 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 paths.
You don't have to be a genius to figure out that the entire world is a mess. No country is untouched by violence or natural disasters.
Many people believe that we are in the end times, because daily events all over the world, seem to line up with the description of the end times as it is  written in the Bible. Whether we are in the end times or not, it really doesn't matter. God is not sleeping, He knows everything that is going on, and how and when things work out according to His plan.
If you are saved, and believe in the Word of God, and trust Him, you know where you stand, and how it turns out. We win.
If you are with God, you have nothing to fear,no matter how ugly things look. People that spread panic and fear, such as some of the media, wouldn't be talking that way if they knew God.
It all boils down to trusting God, and not paying any attention to nonbelievers. They are in their own world created by them, because they choose to follow satan instead of God. They do have reason to worry, because their faith is placed in the wrong place. 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, September 7, 2017

Rebellion Is Dangerous


It Is Written, Proverbs 17:11, an evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
You may be wondering what this verse means, and where does rebellion fit in. You will get some understanding from the following.
God tells us that He has a great plan for our lives. It is up to us to follow it or not. It is common for people to say that they cannot imagine how they could figure out what God's plan is. At one time, I felt that way too.
The easiest way to do it, is a dedicate your day to the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, before you make any decisions. I'm not talking about what to eat or what to wear, I'm talking about decisions that affect your relationship to God, your family, the people you associate with, and so on.
When we do it the way the Holy Spirit guides us, including the timing, it all works out great. Have you ever noticed how many decisions you made on your own, went wrong? Is the verse starting to make sense?
When we do things our way, we are telling God that His way is wrong. We reject Him, and in doing that, we open the door to satan and experience the hatred that satan has for us.
One more thing. We open up ourselves to all manner of sin, that can destroy us, and send us to the bad place. 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.
Thak You Lord
 Amen

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Who, And What To Pray For

It Is Written, James 5:15-16, and the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Prayer is a very powerful thing. How do you decide who or what to pray for?
Many people approach prayer like a shopping list. It is usually about all kinds of things for themselves. While this is not a sin, it isn't what God had in mind.
Praying for others is an extremely powerful way to pray. Jesus always prayed for others. When you sincerely pray for others, you are blessed too.
If you ask the Holy Spirit, who or what to pray for, He will let you know. If you sincerely pray for who or what the Holy Spirit tells you, there is no question about whether or not that prayer will be answered. It will!
As all of us know, answers to prayer requires faith. satan however tries to plant doubt, and many times, if not most of the time, he wins. I believe the Holy Spirit helps us to know in our hearts what to do, so do not fail to do it.
When you pray, instead of trying to have faith on your own, and fighting doubt, just have faith that the Holy Spirit will make it happen. After all, all the power comes from Him. Pray, thank Him, and take yourself out of the picture. 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, September 3, 2017

Why Fear Death?


It Is Written, 1 Thessalonians 4:14, for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him, those who sleep in Jesus.
Are you afraid of death? You don't have to be. When you are saved, you realize that someday you will be with the Lord. When you look at physical death as the beginning, and not the end, it puts away fear. Physical death is just a transition to true spiritual life.
If you are dead spiritually however, death is an open door to eternity in hell. Again, don't be afraid of physical death because while you live, no matter how much evil you did, Jesus will forgive you, if you repent and accept Him as your Savior.
Where do you stand right now? Once you die, you no longer have a choice. Remember, if you make the wrong choice, you will live with it 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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Know Jesus Like the Apostles Did


It Is Written, Acts 1:21-22 therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time as the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.
Many of us think we know Jesus. There's no question we know about  Him, but do we know Him?
You may be wondering how you get to really know the real Jesus. It seems to me that a good answer is, you must know Him as the apostles did.
It will take a little effort, but it is well worth it. Study the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Read slowly, and put yourself in the story. See what Jesus said or did, and how the apostles reacted.
Instead of just observing, put yourself with the apostles for each event. See Jesus love for man, the way they did. Feel how witnessing the blind given sight, or the lame walking, would affect you. About the reaction to the loaves and fish?
Feel the anguish and heartbreak He felt when He was rejected and hated by some of the people He healed. He knew everything that would happen, but He loved and healed people anyway.
When you look at Him for who He is, it is not hard to believe that He loves us, no matter what we did in the past. Accept Jesus as Savior, repent, and believe. Hebrews 13:5 says, I will never leave you or forsake you. 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 29, 2017

Believe Salvation


It Is Written, Romans 10:9, if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
There are many Christians who have a problem with believing that their prayers will get answered. This is not uncommon.
Answer these questions. Is Jesus your Savior? Did He die and rise again? Did you repent, and ask Him to come into your heart? Do you believe today's verse? If you answered yes to all of these questions, and agree with Ephesians 2:8-9, for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast, you are saved.
Now back to the prayer problem. If you believe you are saved through faith, does it not seem reasonable to think, that the same faith in prayer, will get results?If you know the way Jesus is, by reading the Gospels, it is easy to take Him at His Word.
If you pursue anything with all your heart, you will become an expert. The more you work at growing your faith, the more you will receive results in your prayer life. As in life, you won't trust someone you don't know, so it stands to reason, before you can do anything, you must know Jesus. God bless you and your family. Prayer of salvation.
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 27, 2017

Coffee With Jesus


It Is Written, Revelation 3:20, behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
This unusual title was not planned in advance, but came about all by itself from experience.
I have an office in my home that I use for time with Jesus, reading my Bible, prayer, and writing blogs. It is what my wife calls, a prayer room, a place dedicated to what I do.
I start my day talking to Jesus, and listening for His voice. This morning, I did something I had never done before. I had my morning coffee in my prayer room.
I felt a little strange doing that, but I felt no disrespect toward Jesus. Apparently He was fine with the idea too. I believe that if it was wrong, the Holy Spirit would have told me.
Without even thinking about it, I started talking to Jesus, as if He was there in the flesh. You know how you feel just relaxing with your best friend, saying what is on your mind, and in your heart, stuff like that.
My conversation with Jesus, was overwhelming with peace and love. I say conversation, because it really felt like one. I swear I could hear every word He said. Not out loud , but in my heart. I plan on having coffee with Jesus every morning from now on. That coffee with Jesus gave a real boost to the start of my day, and all the rest of it too. 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, August 24, 2017

Declare Divine Favor



It Is Written, Psalm 84:11, for the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Another way to look at God's favor, is to see His blessings. One thing we must understand from the start is, blessings like salvation are a gift from God. We cannot earn salvation or blessings.
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, and the fact that He died for our sins, we become righteous in God's eyes, and become a child of God.
Just as human parents love their children, and have a warm spot for them, especially when the child loves them back, and does what they are told, how much more the Father loves us.
We give gifts and do some special things, for those we love. They don't have to earn our favor, we just bless them. As a child of God, just tell our Father that you are grateful for His favor, and enjoy. 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 22, 2017

God Takes Care of Us


It Is Written, 1 Peter 5:7, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
People are all different. Some believe there is a God, but many do not believe He is the creator of the universe.
Many dismiss the idea of the existence of God the creator, and instead believe in evolution. They think that God is totally untrue, but the outlandish ideas of evolution are real.
Whether you believe in God or not, He believes in you. God works in making Himself known to everyone. He does this by helping us with many problems. The trouble is, people call something good that happens, luck.
As life goes on, those who totally ignore God, hear less and less from Him. He allows us to make our own mistakes, in order to wake us up. He still cares, but will not force himself on us.
I for one, spent most of my life, indifferent to God. Then one day I asked him to show me if He was real. He did it in a big way, that left no room for doubt in my mind. That however is another story.
When I look back at all of the stupid, harmful, careless things I did in my life, I see how He still loved me, even though I didn't even acknowledge Him. My advice is, take a look at your life and see where God would have made a difference if you had listened. 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, 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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Cost of Doubt


It Is Written, James 1:6-8, but let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Doubt is defined as a feeling of uncertainty, or lack of conviction. As you can tell from today's verse, doubt keeps prayers from being answered.
When it comes to God's Word, doubt is ugly, and hurtful to God. Doubt is your mind telling you that the Word of God cannot be relied on. There is no other way to describe it.
When we pray, our spirit knows that the Word of God is always true. Our hearts know it too. The problem is that our minds are vulnerable to negative attacks by satan.
As we know already, thoughts that pass through our minds, do not make us guilty, unless we accept them. The same is true about doubt. If we do not accept, and instead reject them, God will  and does have mercy on us.
God has never lied, and will not lie in the future. All believers are children of God. When we live as we are led by the spirit, we are showing God that we love and trust Him.
If you find yourself starting to doubt, listen to your heart, and call on the Holy Spirit to help you. He 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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Mind Is a Battlefield


It Is Written, Romans 12:2, do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
When the words, Battlefield of the mind, first came to light, it is doubtful very many people really knew what it referred to.
I am a simple person, so I will explain it as I understand. I am sure there are believers out there, that can relate to what I say.
Every person on earth has a mind. Each persons mind decides what the person does. Each person also has a soul, and is a spirit. In human beings, there is almost always conflict between mind, soul, and spirit.
I believe the battle is greater among many believers. Fortunately we have been given the Holy Spirit to help us.
Here is a typical for instance. Our spirits love God above everything, and believe every Word of God. After a time, the soul starts to believe. So far so good.
The mind however flip-flops in belief, and levels of belief. satan tries to plant doubt in the mind, in order to keep us from God. By prayer and the Holy Spirit, we can win the battle over the mind. If we believe, the mind will start to believe too. 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, July 27, 2017

The Tongue



It Is Written, James 1:26, if anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless.
It Is Written, Proverbs 18:21, death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
There are dozens of verses in the Bible about the tongue and it's power for destruction. Even though the tongue can be a force for good, by uplifting people and speaking positive things, most of the time it is used for destruction of people and their reputations.
One of the biggest offenders is gossip. Reputations and lives have been destroyed because of gossip. What starts out as a statement by one person, often grows to unbelievable levels, because it feeds on itself by way of the gossipers recklessness, and their willingness to hurt others. The so-called mob mentality takes effect with words.
Lying is another. There is no such thing as a small lie. Psalm 101:7 tells us what God thinks. He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; he who tells lies shall not continue in my presence. One of the 10 Commandments tells us not to bear false witness. God hates lies. Revelation 21:27 tells us, there shall by no means enter in anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
Adam and Eve lost the garden of Eden, because they were deceived by satan. He lied about the truth, and evil among mankind came into the world, and is with us today.
I believe God gave us the tongue to praise him and uplift others. 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, July 25, 2017

Helping Others



It Is Written, 2 Thessalonians 3:13, but as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.
When most people hear that we should all help others, they usually think about money, and get turned off. The truth is, the Word of God goes far beyond money.
God gave His only Son, so that we might be saved. Jesus suffered for us as He did, so that our sins would be forgiven, our minds bodies and souls would be healed, and by calling on Jesus name and repenting, we would receive the greatest gift of all, salvation.
If each of us makes an effort, we can help many people. Small acts of kindness, such as listening to someone who needs someone to care. A few uplifting words to someone who seems to need it.
Then we have physical help. You may have a neighbor who is sick or elderly. Cut the grass, or shovel the snow. Give them a hot meal once in a while. Give them a ride to the store, or to church on Sunday.
Perhaps the most important thing you can do for friends and strangers, is to pray for them and their salvation. If the Holy Spirit leads, talk to people about Jesus. If you practice what you preach, they will listen eventually. 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, July 20, 2017

Prayer Warriors


It Is Written, Romans 8:26, likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
At one time or another, you may have heard the term prayer warrior, and wondered what it meant. In simple terms, prayer warriors are dedicated to God's Word, and apply everything they know to praying for others.
These warriors spend time studying the Word of God, because as it says in 1 John 5:14-15, now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. The Bible is the only place to discover what the will of God is.
Without a doubt, praying in the Spirit for others, is the most powerful prayer there is. We may not know what to pray, but the Holy Spirit prays the perfect prayer through us. It is in tune with our Father, every time.
A prayer of petition is a written request to God for something in particular. Scriptures  related to the request are quoted, and the request is specific and detailed. When it is completed, two or more people read it out loud, agree, and believe.
Warriors spend hours each day, and pray as they are led by the Holy Spirit. All prayers are ended with Thanksgiving to our Father for the results. We claim and receive them as we pray. 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, July 18, 2017

Pray / Praise the Way Ahead


It Is Written, Psalm 34:4, I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Have you ever been concerned about the situation in the world today? How about your future in your personal life? Do you worry, or are you at peace?
If you have a personal relationship with Jesus, you have nothing to fear. You know that you are with God, and God is with you.
If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus, everything is dark and scary. satan could be running wild in your life, and your fears are becoming your reality.
Consider this. Everything that is happening, can in fact be a wake-up call. satan will tell you that God is punishing you for who you are, or things you did. It is a lie. He's trying to deceive you, to keep you from going to Jesus.
You can determine your future. Turn to Jesus, and open your heart. Listen for His voice, and read His instruction book, the Bible, it's all there. satan cannot control your life, if you give your life to the Lord.
As far as the world situation goes, remember this. The children of Israel were not touched by the plagues that devastated Egypt in the days of Moses. 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, July 13, 2017

God, The Ultimate Parent


It Is Written, Psalm 103:13, as a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him.
It is difficult for many people to accept the idea that God is our father, in every sense of the word.
To get a better idea about how God feels about us, try looking at it from a different perspective. Instead of comparing God the father, to our earthly father, look at it as your relationship to your children.
Any good parent wants the best for their children. You teach them right from wrong, and what it takes to be a good person. When they hurt, you hurt even more, because you love them.
A parent is prepared to make any sacrifice for the benefit of their children. You guide them in the way they should go, and to keep them from making mistakes.
In spite of all your efforts, the children do not listen, and end up learning the hard way. It doesn't  matter what they do, you still love them and forgive them.
So you have to ask yourself, if our creator gave His only son to save us, and the Holy Spirit to guide us, how much more of a parent is He to us?
Just as we appreciate our children's love for us, God our father, appreciates our love for Him. 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, July 11, 2017

God Or Problem?


It Is Written, Proverbs 12:25, anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.
You cannot expect to live life with no problems. It is how you handle these problems that makes the difference. Do you accept them, or reject them?
Here is a hint that really helps, but you must make the choice to follow it. It all boils down to focus. If you focus on a problem, it seems to grow. Before you know it, the problem is being fed by your attention to it.
If you are a regular reader of these blogs, you have heard the quote from 1 Peter 5: 7, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Unfortunately, most people do not believe that this is the truth. These are not just words, they are the truth.
Start out knowing the fact that God is bigger than any problem you may have. Make the choice to believe. No matter what you see, if you start to doubt, re focus on the love and power of God. Just as focusing on the problem makes the problem grow, focusing on God and His power, makes the problem go away. If you doubt that, try it on a small problem, and you may get the shock of your life, I guarantee it.
As with anything in life, you get what you focus on, even though 99% of the time you don't realize that is what you're doing. 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.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Faith-Doing Something


Is Written, Romans 15:13, now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Many people think that just stepping out in faith, guarantees success. That is true to a point. Let me explain.
I speak now from personal experience and what I learned the hard way. There are some important things to consider. I have listed the most common mistakes.
Make sure it is God telling you what to do, and not your own feelings taking over. If you have doubts check His Word the Bible. The Bible says, whatever we ask in Jesus name, according to the Word of God, in faith, we shall receive. Stand by your prayer and God's Word no matter how things look.
God rearranges all the circumstances that must come together to answer your prayer. That being the case, timing is critical, and affects whatever it is we are praying about.
If we wait on God instead of just jumping ahead of God's timing, we will succeed, because all of the pieces will then be in place. Pray, receive, believe, and the most important, wait for God. You will know the right time, because what seemed impossible, will come about so easy, that you will be shocked. 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, July 6, 2017

The Two Sides of Patience


It Is Written, 2 Peter 3:9, the Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
If you talk to just about anyone about prayer, they will probably tell you that God is super slow to answer prayer. Prayers aren't magic. If a prayer is made with faith and a clean heart, God always hears. If the prayer is according to His Word, it is answered.
If all of this is true, which it is, why does God take so long? One reason it takes a long time in our eyes, is our concept of time is not God's concept of time. Time is nothing to God. Time is a human thing.
Another reason for the apparent slowness is, God is answering millions of prayers. God has to manipulate circumstances for each person, in order for each person to receive God's best.
Suppose we apply the same expectations to ourselves, as we apply to God. How long does God have to wait in order for us to do what He expects of us? God has unlimited patience toward us. He doesn't complain about us, or our slowness to act, so why do we dare to complain about Him?
I believe that the closer we are to God, the fewer things He must arrange to answer our prayers, because we are following him to some extent in the first place ,and that includes His plan. Think about that. 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, July 4, 2017

Blessing Or Complaint




It Is Written, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
The question of blessing or complaint, is answered by how you look at it. You may be surprised. Here are a few examples of what I mean.
Physical therapy is regarded by many who do it, as a pain in the you know what, even though they know that it helps their recovery. They still complain. They don't recognize it as a blessing, and don't think about thanking God that they are able to do it.
Many people in the world, probably a couple of billion, are unable to take therapy they need, because of severe physical limitations, or inability to take advantage of it because of financial reasons.
Years ago I was unhappy with the car that I was driving. It was temperamental, and old. One day I was driving to work in below zero weather. As I was passing a bus stop, in my warm comfortable car, I noticed dozens of people freezing while waiting for a bus. At that point, I realized how blessed I was, in my warm car. That put and end to my complaining about that.
Any time many of us feels we have something to complain about, we should think about how many people would call our complaint, a blessing. I think we all realize that when we complain about something, we are basically telling God that He is not taking care of us in the way we expect. That my friends, would probably be called a sin.
The best thing we can do to make ourselves feel much better, and not offend God, is to stop our complaining and realize there are dozens of blessings every day that we overlook. Remember this also,  but for the grace and favor of God, we could be the other guy. 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, July 2, 2017

Taking Things For Granted


It Is Written, Philippians 4:19, but my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Most people, including Christians, often take things for granted without even realizing it. Why do you suppose that is? There is no one answer.
We are so used to things happening automatically, that we give little or no thought to the fact that they are blessings. We are so spoiled, by God's grace, that when something we expect doesn't happen the way we expect, we usually get angry, and disappointed.
Suppose that you couldn't breathe all of a sudden. Imagine getting up in the morning and you couldn't see. If you thought about all these things, you can make a list that would shock you. It is at this point that most of us realize that we have overlooked these blessings, and the fact that they are from God.
It is time we stopped taking God for granted, and start appreciating His blessings. He does not owe us anything, we owe Him far more than we can hope to repay. Thanking God every day for every single thing, would take hours. Here is a simple solution. Get a notebook, and every day write down one thing, and sincerely thank God for that blessing.
If you write about one blessing each day, you will end up with hundreds over time. Remember, it is by God's grace that we are able to get up in the morning, and see another sunshine. God bless you and your family.
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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Clock Is Running



It Is Written, Romans 6:23, for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This may seem a strange title for a message, but it has great meaning.
People as a whole, are faced with pretty much the same situations in life. Some handle things one way, and some another. One of the toughest situation is when you face a serious problem, or even a crisis. You don't know where to turn, and you don't want to hear about God at that time. That puts you in a very large group. At one time I was a member.
The sad thing is, that is when God is the only answer. There are also people who are unhappy with their lives, maybe even suffering from depression. Their lives are falling apart, in one way or another.
Both groups don't know Jesus, and the joy that relationship provides. Even if someone doesn't get angry when Jesus is mentioned, they still hesitate to give their lives to Jesus and let Him handle everything. The common response is, maybe sometime.
Life is full of wake up calls. In your troubles, that are caused by satan, and poor choices, Jesus is still reaching out to you. No one knows when He is coming back, but He is coming. He could be coming to take his people back with Him, before your next breath. The clock really is running. Seek and you shall find. 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, June 25, 2017

Let Go Already


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.
Does that verse sound familiar? Do you believe it? Here are a few things to think about, before you reject the idea.
We have all heard about how we should forgive others. Besides being commanded by God, it is just common sense. If someone does you  some harm or insult, getting angry and not forgiving that person, means nothing to them. If you don't forgive and forget, it could eat you up, your whole life.
Now we come to decisions and problems. God wants us to put all of our cares on Him. His word says so. The sooner we give our cares to God, the sooner we can be free of them. He wants us to, and there is no limits to His offer.
Life is a journey, just like any trip. When you choose to take a lot of baggage, it creates many unforeseen problems. Traveling light is much easier, and far faster.
Unforgiveness, and cares or worries, is one heck of a lot of baggage. When you do it God's way, the trip is much more enjoyable.
How do you want to travel the journey called life? God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer 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, June 22, 2017

Heaven and hell


It Is Written, Revelation 20:15, and anyone not found written in the Book Of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
One area that always causes strong emotions, is the existence of Heaven and hell. Are they real, or just someone's opinion?
It seems that the majority of people believe that there is a Heaven, and that everyone will go there. They also believe there are many ways to get there.
If you read John 14:6, acts 4:12, John 3:36, Romans 6:23, to name a few verses that say Heaven is reached through Jesus, and no other way is possible, it pretty much answers that question.
Most people cannot, or will not accept this truth. As with many things in life, you cannot make the truth go away by denying its existence. Gravity works, no matter how much we ignore that fact.
A large part of the population of the world, either fools themselves  into believing that there is no hell, or they feel hell is one big party where anything goes.
Death is the great equalizer. We go to the place we chose in life. God does not decide who goes where. We do. Unlike justice in this world, real justice comes in the next life. Read God's Word, and decide now. Death takes away choice. 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, June 20, 2017

Kind Act = Praise God


It Is Written, Luke 10:27, so he answered and said, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and all your strength, with all your mind, and Love your neighbor as yourself.
When you ask someone how to praise God, you may get a blank stare. Most people believe it is too big and too difficult for anyone to be able to do.
Let's take a realistic look at it. In the first place, if you have not accepted salvation, praising God would never enter your mind. Since that is the case, how difficult is it to praise God? Impossible.
Read Galatians 5:22-23, the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, against such there is no law. If you follow these verses as guidelines, you will see that this set of guidelines, is the way Christians should live.  When you live by these ideas as much as possible, you are following the Word of God and you are indeed praising God.
Let's take it a step further. As you go through your day, you can thank God for all of your blessings. Be sure to include things like, your sight, your hearing, your breathing, and countless other things most people do not even think of as blessings.
By our very existence, living according to God's Word, and being thankful, we are praising Him. One more thing. Prayer is better when we just talk to God from our hearts, rather than reading someone else's words.
That wasn't so complicated, was 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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

God Must Do It


It Is Written John 14:10, do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does the works.
You may be saying to yourself, that you cannot make God do anything. That is true, but that is not the whole story. If we look at the Word of God, we see some interesting things. Just a few verses and thoughts.
John 5:30 says, I can do nothing on my own, as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.
1 John 5:14, and this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Matthew 18:19, again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my father in Heaven.
If you put all of the pieces together, you discover that the Father cannot go against His own words. In John 14:10 we find that the Father is in Jesus, and Jesus is in the Father.
When we were saved, the Father and the Holy Spirit came to live in us. When Jesus told the disciples to do what he did, and more, it carried on to all believers.
If you follow all of this to its logical conclusion, we are taking Jesus place on earth to do our fathers will, therefore the Father must follow His own words. First through Jesus and then through 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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Word Is Life


It Is Written,2 Timothy 3:16, all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instructions in righteousness.
As most of us know, the Bible is the Word of God. The writers copied what the Holy Spirit told them. It is God's blueprint for salvation.
As most of us realize, there are two forms of life. There is spiritual life, and human life.
Life as most people know what it, is the here and now. The problem with here and now, it is dominated by satan. satan wants everyone to spend eternity with him. satan has no blueprint for getting to hell, because if most people knew it, they wouldn't follow it. Instead, he looks for weaknesses, and he exploits them. Doubt, fear, and all forms of deceit are among his favorite weapons.
The Word on the other hand, is totally opposite. When you know and follow the Word of God, it is always tougher,, and satan's way seems pleasurable.
The result of following God's Word, includes blessings of all kinds. Peace in your heart and mind, as well as a fulfilling life. The eventual outcome is eternity with God. His Word has all the answers for whoever will follow it. 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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Holy Spirit Baptism


It Is Written, Acts 2:38, then Peter said to them, repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
There seems to be some confusion, or lack of knowledge about the Holy Spirit as far as baptism is concerned. Many do not understand, or were not taught the difference between receiving the Holy Spirit at salvation, and baptism in the Holy Spirit.
When we are saved, we automatically received the fruits of the Holy Spirit as written in Galatians 5:22-23. These are evidences of the renewed inner  man, and a sign to others that Jesus is in our lives.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate thing. This baptism is by choice.. You must want to be baptized. The baptism may be performed by a pastor, or any spirit filled Christian for that matter, by a simple prayer, such as, I baptize you in the Holy Spirit in Jesus name.1 Corinthians 12:7-11 explains the gifts of the Holy Spirit, when you are baptized in Him.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are what I call power gifts. The Holy Spirit was the power that enabled Jesus to do the same thing. In other words as Jesus Himself said, and John 14:12, most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my father.
Faith built and maintained by reading and meditating on the Word of God, unlocks the power of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life. Do yourself a big favor, and read 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. 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, June 8, 2017

Positive Thinking ?


It Is Written 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.
Many people believe in the power of positive thinking. Books have been written on the subject, as well as numerous self-help books. There are videos and CDs by motivational speakers.
So why do you suppose the majority of people who try these methods fail? All of these methods have one big thing in common. They all count on the person doing whatever it is, by his own efforts.
When you decide to trust in yourself, even though you cannot see the twists and turns of life, you are setting yourself up for failure. You are usually unaware of the price you must pay, whether you succeed or not.
Many people spend a lifetime of stress, loss of the important things in life, such as family, and even the possibility of ever experiencing salvation.
There is an easier way. Instead of trusting in yourself, trust in God. Ecclesiastes 9:11 says the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill;  but time and chance happen to them all. Simply put, give your needs and dreams to God to take care of, and accept Jesus and what He did for all of us, and listen for His voice in your heart, and follow   Him.
The fact of the matter is the Holy Spirit sees all, but helps and guides those who put Jesus first. 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, June 6, 2017

Finding Trust


It is written Psalm 32:10, many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.
Have you ever trusted in someone with something very important? Did they let you down? Were you surprised?
Some people just naturally don't trust anyone, even God. Most people however will at times trust someone else, to do, or not to do something.
The level of trust we assign to someone, is usually based on how well they do what they say they will do. Take your parents for instance. As you were growing up, you trusted your parents because you knew that they loved you and would not hurt you.
Even your parents let you down at times, probably due to circumstances they could not control. If parents let you down, think about how friends can let you down. The ugly truth is most people care only about themselves and not others.
If you look at the track record of our Father God, you'll find that He loves you more than anyone else can. He controls circumstances, circumstances do not control Him. He will keep you from things that will separate you from Him, and ends up giving you more than you expected. So just relax in God's love, and enjoy trust in someone who will keep his word always.
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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Jesus In The Boat


It Is Written, Matthew 8:24-26, and suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves, but He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying Lord save us! We are perishing! But He said to them, why are you fearful oh you of little faith? Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
We have all heard the story many times. To most of us it is unbelievable that His disciples were afraid, with Jesus in the boat.
If we apply this story to our lives today, we might find ourselves in a panic over some difficulty or other. We may not be in a storm with Jesus in the boat, but we may be in one of the storms of life.
It is pretty common to forget about everything God has given us, and the countless times He rescues us. Sometimes we don't even notice.
Well my friends, I pass on to you,  what the Holy Spirit put in my heart. I never thought about what I am about to tell you.
The undeniable truth is, Jesus is in each believer, the way He was in the boat. In may seem that He is asleep sometimes, but that doesn't matter.
Whether Jesus is asleep, or awake, we will make it through the worst storms, because He is always with us. No storm is too great to overcome Jesus so we, because of Him, cannot be overcome either. 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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Power of Believing


It Is Written, Galatians 3:22, but the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
There is a common problem with faith, that affects many people. Generally when people start to get to know God, they want to do something to show God how thankful they are. One of the top things that people decide to do, is to pray for others. There are many other goals, but the results are usually the same.
For example. Suppose that you decide to pray for others. You make up your mind on how you will go about it. You have all of the details figured out. The only problem is, you can't seem to get around to doing it.
At this point most people set a new time frame. When it still doesn't happen, they start to beat themselves up about it. Finally they tell themselves that it must not be God's will for them to pray for others.
Big mistake. What is really happening is, satan is trying to stop you. He knows the power of prayer, so he does all of his tricks to deceive you.
Remember this. As a believer, you have power over satan. Make up your mind to cast him out, and follow God's plan by faith. Intercessory prayer is one of the most powerful prayers,  but as with any prayer, you must believe and have faith that it is, what you say. 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