Thursday, August 30, 2018

How to Overcome Unbelief

Unbelief is the antithesis to faith. It is a form of distrust foreign to saints of old who trusted God’s testimony, that is His sworn word. Where does unbelief come from? And how do we overcome it?

Four causes of unbelief:
The devil blinds the mind:
2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

The devil takes the word out of the heart:
Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Luke 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Your heart is Slow to believe the word:

Luke 24:25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken

How to tell if unbelief is operating in your life:
You question God’s Power:

Psalms 78:19 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?

You reject evidence of miracles or God's winks:
John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

You are departing from God:

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

How to overcome unbelief:

Pray for help:
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Proof of Christ's Deity

He could read thoughts:

Matthew 12:25 Jesus knew what they were thinking, and he said to them: Any kingdom where people fight each other will end up ruined. And a town or family that fights will soon destroy itself.

He had power over nature:

Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

He had power over death:

Luke 7:12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

Luke 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

Luke 7:14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

Luke 7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

He had power over sickness and disease:

Mark 1:40  A man with leprosy came to Jesus and knelt down. He begged, "You have the power to make me well, if only you wanted to."

Mark 1:41  Jesus felt sorry for the man. So he put his hand on him and said, "I want to! Now you are well."

Mark 1:42  At once the man's leprosy disappeared, and he was well.

He had power over evil spirits:

Mark 1:23  Suddenly a man with an evil spirit in him entered the meeting place and yelled,

Mark 1:24  "Jesus from Nazareth, what do you want with us? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are! You are God's Holy One."

Mark 1:25  Jesus told the evil spirit, "Be quiet and come out of the man!"

Mark 1:26  The spirit shook him. Then it gave a loud shout and left.

He had power to forgive sins:

Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

He had power and authority to grant eternal life:

John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

How to Play Tennis With the Devil

Now right off the bat, you may be saying, “why would anyone want to play tennis with the devil?”  My answer:  Because Jesus did it first by example.  We will read all about it in Matthew 4:1-11 shortly.
God told us in His word to fight the good fight of faith (I Timothy 6:12).  When the enemy comes to you with suggestions of doubt and fear, it’s like we are in a tennis match.  When he swings doubt and fear in our direction, what are we going to do?  Are we going to swing back with the word of God or are we going to sit there until we are under such a huge pile of negativity that we can’t see how to get up again?  Let’s see how Jesus fought the good fight of faith in Matthew 4:1-11.
1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
2 And when He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, afterward He was Hungry.
3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said “If you are the son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
[Tennis ball 1 is thrown by the enemy] [To say to Jesus:  If You are the son of God”, implies that He may not be the son of God]  [The enemy is trying to get Jesus Christ to question His own identity here]
4 But He answered and said, “It is written man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”
[Jesus hit the tennis ball back with the word of God:  “It is written”][Question:  What is written in God’s word to combat the threats of failure and the lies the enemy personally tries to feed you?]
5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple
6 And said to Him “If You are the Son of God, throw yourself down for it is written
‘He shall give His angels charge over you, and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone’ “
[Here the devil is trying to use pride to get Jesus to prove Himself to the enemy.  He is using the bible to mock him.  Basically, the enemy is saying, “kill yourself, If you are really the son of God you won’t die, doesn’t your bible say the angels won’t even let you cut your foot?]  [See before pride truly comes a great fall.  How many times have we tried to defend ourselves to people who attempted to assassinate our character?  We get angry because:  “we are real Christians”.  Then we find ourselves acting outside of the character of Jesus while we are” proving” ourselves. ] 
[Do you know what God told me once?  When people are trying to offend you, it’s like they are handing you a bomb.  Don’t pick up that bomb! ] [Think about it.  What happens if you pick up a bomb?  You explode!]
7 Jesus said to him “It is written again “you shall not tempt the Lord your God”
[Jesus keeps hitting that tennis ball with his racquet] [You have the word of God to combat the negative thoughts and whispers of the enemy.]
8 Again the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
9 And he said to Him “All these things I will give you if you will fall down and worship me.
[Ahh now we see what the enemy is really after.]  [He couldn’t get Jesus subtlety with doubt, he couldn’t get Him with pride, so now he thinks he will try and get Him with greed.]
10 Then Jesus said to him, “away with you Satan!  For it is written ‘you shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve’ “
[Tennis ball hit boom!]
11 Then the devil left Him and behold angels came and ministered to Him.
[And that’s game Y’all]
And that is how a faith fight is won!  That is how you resist the enemy and he has to flee!
The same way the enemy came to tempt Jesus; he comes to us as well.  You see Jesus already told us in His word that – If they hated Him they will hate us too.  No servant is greater than his master.
The enemy tries to plant seeds of doubt in our minds with whispers that undermine who God called us to be.  What do these whispers sound like?
“Are you really an author?”
If you were really an entrepreneur, wouldn’t you have made more sales by now?”
“You’re too old to start this journey – you should have decided to do this when you
were younger.”
“You don’t have enough credentials to speak, teach, write, or own a business.”
Many motivational speakers refer to this as “negative self-talk”.  But I’m here to expose it as the lie from the pit of hell that it is.  It is the enemy trying to trick you out of your inheritance.  Your right to the abundant life.
So what are you going to do?  Are you going to let the enemy hit you with a barrage of tennis balls until you’re knocked out on the ground?  Or are you going to swing that racquet back and fight the good fight by agreeing with God’s words for your life?
Come on hit those tennis balls across that court!
The next time you are in a tennis match with the enemy, fight the good fight of faith.  Speak the word of God.
by Lamonique Mac
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Proof of Christ’s Humanity

He had human parentage:

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. (Luke 1:30)

And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. (Luke 1:31)

He had friends:

Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.(John 15:14)

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.(John 15:15)

He had purpose/goals and pursued them:

And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.(Mark 1:38)

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.(Luke 19:10)

He was tempted:

For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. (Hebrews 2:18)

He had compassion:

Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.(Luke 7:12)

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.(Luke 7:13)

And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.(Luke 7:14)

He was angered and grieved:

And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.(Mark 3:4)

And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.(Mark 3:5)

He experienced joy:

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.(Luke 10:21)

He wrestled with God’s will:

And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.(Matthew 26:39)

He bled and died:

But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:(John 19:33)

But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.(John 19:34)

He experienced tiredness and thirst:

Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. (John 4:6)

There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.(John 4:7)

Monday, July 30, 2018

Seven Facts About Angels

They may take on human form:

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

They serve as advocates for children:

Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

They report directly to God:

Job 1:6 One day, divine beings presented themselves to the LORD, and Satan accompanied them.

They are sent to serve/help followers of Christ:

Hebrews 1:14 All of them are spirits on a divine mission, sent to serve those who are about to inherit salvation, aren't they?

They should not be worshiped:

Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

Revelation 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

They rejoice when sinners repent:

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Evil Angels Have Been Judged:

Job 4:18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Go Hard in the Paint

Last year I kept hearing the Lord tell me to go hard in the paint.  I kept hearing it as I did the laundry, worked in my business, drove around.  Finally I was like “God what does that even mean?” (That’s how me and God communicate by the way).
You probably can tell,  I’m totally not a sports person.  But, I knew to go hard in the paint had something to do with sports.  I just wasn’t exactly sure what.  So I asked my husband. That’s when I found out how DEEP it is to go hard in the paint.
You see the painted area on the basketball court is really close to the goal.  It is the point where you receive the most opposition.  Everything is coming against you to stop you from making that goal.  But the goal is right there in front of you, so close.  When you are that close, you have to give it your all. You have to work hard in that painted area.
Listen! How many times have you felt like you were right there on the cusp, the very brink of success? And then all hell broke loose.  You then took your focus off that goal and onto all those problems.
Get this picture in your mind.  The enemy wouldn’t come after you so hard if he wasn’t shaking with fear that you were about to triumph.
Listen up! You haven’t missed your last shot in life.  Faith is now! The moment that you realized how much this story has applied to your life was the moment you began to break free. I truly believe you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Even the hard things.  Go hard in the paint!
by Lamonique Mac
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

8 Things You Need to Know About God

Frustrates plans of those against Him:

The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.(Psalm 33:10)

Creates with words:
As soon as he spoke the world was created; at his command, the earth was formed.Psalm 33:9

As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed--the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.

Is Faithful:

God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.(1 Corinthians 1:9)

Not the Author of Confusion:
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.(1 Corinthians 14:33)

Is longsuffering:

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.(2Peter 3:9)

Is Holy:

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;(1Peter 1:15)

Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.(1Peter 1:16)

Is Merciful:

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.(Psalm 103:8)

Loves the World and Everyone in it:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.(John 3:16)

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.(John 3:17 )

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Book of Revelation~ Defiled Garments

In the book of Revelation Jesus commended, rebuked, warned and encouraged members of the church. He commended good works or shall we say good behavior but He also condemned wicked behavior. Many in the church loved Him but they also loved the world.

They were sexually immoral and were guilty of idolatry. Jesus responded to their immorality by saying their garments were defiled. (Revelation 3:4) He loved them but could not allow them in heaven with dirty garments on.

A believer’s garments refers to right or wrong actions that stain the soul.

Scripture notes that sin and iniquity stains and defiles a Christian’s garment (soul) while righteous actions are depicted as white fine linen without stains. (Revelation 19:8).

Due to various messages on grace some Christians believe their behavior or obedience to God’s word is not relevant today.

Yet, Christ said to faithful, church attending Christians their doctrinal beliefs and sinful behavior may cause them to be cast on a bed of affliction (Revelation 2:22) or have their names removed from the lambs book of life.(Revelation 3:5)

If a person’s name is not written in the lambs book of life he or she will not inherit eternal life. 

But they will be banished from God’s presence into the lake of fire, spending eternity in hell with the beast, the false prophet and the fallen angels. (Revelation 14:10-11 and Revelation 19:20)

God wants you to know that He knows about your sin and He still loves you but He cannot allow you to remain in sin and gain admission into heaven.

Remember Satan was cast out of heaven because sin was found in him. Jesus said Satan was coming for Him but He had nothing in Him. Does He have something in you? (John 14:30)

What will Jesus say to you on judgment day? Depart from me you worker of inqiuity or well done good and faithful servant?

But wait you say; Christ has imputed righteousness unto me. That makes me right with God. God is not looking at my sin. God may not be looking at your sin But apparently Jesus is looking at them as noted in John’s letters to the seven churches. Jesus said I know your works…He knew every good thing and bad thing they had done…He congratulated good works but condemned evil works and told them to repent or their names would be removed from the book of life.

Imputed Righteousness

Imputed righteousness is the foundation of Salvation and right living. God imputes Christ’s righteousness unto you and gives you the gift of His Holy Spirit which enables you to overcome the power of sin and temptation.

If you obey/live your life according to the Holy Spirit’s leading and counsel you are marked as a child of God. However, if you reject the Holy Spirit’s counsel and choose to follow the path of iniquity, Christ will have to reject you based on whose image you bear (Romans 1:29) and who you served while you lived (Romans 6:16).

Your work for him will not be enough (preaching, teaching, casting out devils ) will not get you into heaven.(Matthew 7:21-23) Your final reward will be based on the things you did in and with your body. (2 Corinthians 5:10)

God is concerned about you and where you will spend your life after you breathe your last breath on earth. Will you spend your future with Him in the new world that’s coming?

This new world will be free of sorrow, pain, death and sin.(Revelation 21:4). It will be ruled by a new type of being, or group of people who are not composed of flesh and blood but flesh and bone. (Luke 20:36, I Corinthians 15:50 and Luke 24:39)

Beings who have been counted worthy to receive eternal life. (Revelation 3:5)

They accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. They walked worthy of the call while in the land of the living.

Revelation 3:4  Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

Revelation 3:5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. 
Will you answer the call? Will you answer the call to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and live for Him?
Turn to Jesus Christ today and repent of your sins while you have today’s breath in your body. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

3 Things To Do To Grow Spiritually

Live more contentedly:

Your life is not valued by the abundance or types of things you own. Your life doesn’t have meaning because of your financial position or career title. Your life is valuable because God has called you by name. He is your shield and great reward. He will never leave you or forsake you.

Luke 12:15  And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Fight for your faith:

Your faith in God will be challenged by difficult circumstances.Will you continue to believe in God's love, power, might and provision contrary to circumstances. Or will you abandon God and what you have been taught to believe?

Fighting the good fight of faith means to hold on to your hope and love for God when life is challenging.  You must run your own race on the track God has set you.  Don't let difficult circumstances cause you to lose hope or faith in God. Run/live to win the prize of eternal life.

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

2 Timothy 4:7  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Look forward to His Coming:

Are you looking forward to the Lord's appearing? Do you long for it? Your time on earth is not the end of your life. There is an afterlife. You have a wonderful life ahead of you that will be lived in a world where Satan (the god of death) is bound. You will live in world where there will be no more crying, heartaches or pain. No more infant deaths or diseases. No more poverty or hunger. No more divorce or premature death. No more theft or terrorism. Just a wonderful life in the presence of a loving God.

2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Revelation 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10 Reasons to Hold a Quiet Time with God

1. It is an opportunity to fellowship with God. Your primary fellowship is with God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. God desires to fellowship with you on a personal basis (1 John 1:3)

2. It puts you in an atmosphere to hear the voice of God. As you read His Word, God will speak to you through it. It can also give you direction or counsel that you need right now. You are privileged to enjoy the counsel of "the only wise God" (Isaiah 20:31).

3. It gives you strength to resist the temptations of the day. Those who stay in God's presence have the strength to overcome their weaknesses. A consistent Quiet Time with God is a great deterrent to sin because of your knowledge of the Word, and the strength to carry it out (Isaiah 40:10).

4. It helps you to know more about God. You know more of His character, His views and His heart (Isaiah 54:13).

5. It increases your knowledge of the Bible. Each day reading of God's Word, increases your knowledge of God's promises, His commandments and His person (2 Timothy 3:15).

6. It helps you to be more like God when you learn more of Him. Without fellowship with Christ, you cannot conform to His image (2 Corinthians 3:18).

7. It gives you joy. As you fellowship with God, your joy life increases. In God's presence is fullness of joy. In crisis, Quiet Time is indispensable for the presence of God is your source of joy, calmness and comfort (Psalms 16:11).

8. It imparts peace. The fellowship with God and His Word give peace (Isaiah 26:3).

9. It helps you to know more about God's love for you. In His presence, the love of God is more real because you are daily in contact with God (1 John 3:1).

10. A good consistent Quiet Time is also a safeguard from backsliding. It keeps the fire burning (Isaiah 43:22).

by Dr. Tai Ikomi

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pray and Never Give Up (A Look at the Parable of the Persistent Widow)

A parable is defined as "a fictitious narrative, invented for the purpose of conveying truth in a less offensive or more engaging form than that of direct assertion." Nathan reproved David. (2 Samuel 12:2-3). (John Kitto)

"Christ used parables as, a comparison of earthly with heavenly things, “an earthly story with a heavenly meaning,” (Easton's Bible Dictionary)

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Thayers ~word faint means to be wearied out or exhausted….

Luke18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

Luke 18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Luke 18:5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

Luke 18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

In this parable Jesus compares an unjust judge with God. The judge is said to be fearless, he doesn't fear God or man. He is ruthless, making decisions based on his own will and whims. Depending on his mood or whether he had taken a bribe he did what he wanted to do without fear of being judged by an all knowing unseen God

Judges were known for taking bribes…making decisions or rulings based upon financial gain. The highest bidder gained the judges favor. He was not interested in justice or fairness, equality, but money.

With that in mind we have a widow who brings her case before the judge It is believed she was a young widow as women married young and were widowed young.

The Widows Fight for Her Husband's Inheritance

Some believe her case involved her husband's inheritance or dowry which his family unjustly withheld from her. Her husband died and his family wouldn't give her his inheritance!

What they had belonged to her and she was going to fight for it. The judge appears to blow her off, rejecting her plea for justice but she persistently appeared before him.

Moneyless and motivated by desperation, she went to the king day after day. Asking for justice, asking for the inheritance that belonged to her.

In essence we are like the widow, there are things we need, things being withheld from us, things we want that rightly belong to us. We are the bride of Christ and he died to give us an inheritance.

Jesus said he came that we may have life and have it more abundantly however Satan wants to keep it from us. John 10:10

Unlike the unjust Judge, who did not care if the widow received her inheritance, God cares and will make sure we receive it, but we must be persistent, making sure to ask and keep on asking, to seek and keep on seeking, to knock and keep on knocking.

Keep Praying Until Something Happens

It's simply a part of life persistence and faith. Even after God told Elijah rain was coming 1 Kings 18:1 Elijah prayed for rain not once, not twice, not three times but seven times 1 Kings 18:44, he prayed until he saw the storm clouds and the rain fell.

We must pray until we get results. We must pray until the request or promise has been received.

God wants us to inherit the promises. He wants us to have good things but the first good thing He wants us to have is the salvation of our soul. Jesus said it won't do us any good to have the things of this world and lose our soul (Mark 8:36)

So the first thing we must do is make sure our souls are saved by accepting Jesus sacrifice for our  sins.

Repeat the following prayer if you have not accepted Jesus' sacrifice: Lord I acknowledge that I am a sinner, in need of grace and mercy. I repent of my sins and accept your Son as my Savior that I may be reconciled onto you. Amen

Keep praying because our God is a just God!

May the Lord God, Creator of the Universe Grant Your Requests in the Matchless Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Whose Your Daddy? Have you Been Adopted into God's Family

According to Jesus the Pharisees could not understand His words because they did not agree with his teaching. (John 8:43)

He also said they did not want to hear what He had to say because His words were different from their father's words (John 8:44).

God was His father but Satan was their father. Jesus would only do what the Father would do and they would only do what their father would do.  They desired/lived to fulfill their lusts just like their father (John 8:44)

The word father means originator, head, chief or ruler. Satan the original sinner became god of this world and the father, originator, ruler or leader of all born in the flesh. (2 Corinthians 4:4) But God becomes the father of all those born of the spirit. (John 3:6) (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Choosing a "father'" began in the Garden of Eden.

God told Adam and Eve they would die if they ate from the tree of knowledge.(Genesis 2:17)
Satan told them they would not die if they ate from the tree. (Genesis 3:4) They believed Satan and ate from the tree, so we die!

So whose your father? Do you heed God's instructions/advice or Satan's both are always speaking.
Jesus taught the only valid reason for divorce was adultery. But their father "Satan" gave them permission to divorce their wives for any cause/reason. They divorced their wives for any reason, if she gained weight or if they found someone prettier.

Jesus taught his followers to honor their father and mother (Mark 7:10)  (Luke 6:38). But their father taught them to take the money they should use to take care of their elderly parents and  make a  name for themselves by devoting it to the temple (Mark 7:11).   

Satan's children used the political system to extort others but Jesus taught his followers to put God first instead of money thereby avoiding the temptation to oppress others for the sake of money. (Matthew 6:24)

Satan says Hell is not real, or if hell is real Jesus is to too good, loving and kind to send people there. But Jesus said, Hell is real and many will go there although it was not created for man but for Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41).

We can't choose our biological father but God gives us the responsibility to choose who will be our spiritual father.

So take a look at your life, whose your father? Are you loving God and acknowledging Him in all your ways? (Proverbs 3:6) 

Have you repented and accepted God's call of reconciliation? (2 Corinthians 5:18) 

When we acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we are adopted into God's family. We are transferred out of the kingdom/family of the dark one and transferred into the kingdom/family of light. (Colossians 1:13)

Will you join your father in hell or choose to join your father in heaven?

The choice is yours.