Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
The main theme through out the Bible is Gods existence. Having faith. And getting back up when knocked down. Tenacity, encouragement rain supreme in almost all who are mentioned by name in the Bible. Teachers. Prophets. Kings. Queens. Lost sheep. All are shown or involved in the many stories that the Bible has on its pages.Pick it up read it.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
In this day and age with so much uncertainty. To know God. To have a one on one with him takes gumption. Tenacity. Faith in things unseen. To actually know your purpose keeps you on the righteous path. The vision is a living vision. Doubt is but a fleeting shadow. Nay Sayers and their words fall on deaf ears. Stay the course is a necessary battle cry.
Hebrews 10:17 Then he adds "their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more"
Friday, December 26, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Many a scholar find themselves in a debate over the fact that the historical Jesus birthday is not known exactly. Which is a fact. The reason this day is chosen is two fold firstly it was a date that many in the European , Baltic and Roman empires used to celebrate various pagan idols. Christianity chose this time to contradict these lawless idol worshipers with the birth of Gods son. Their intention was to put a stop to the celebration and to bring to the light the story of Jesus.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
There are many who wonder through life not knowing at all what their purpose on earth is. Once the channel to God is opened up. A relationship established. Faith in God and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as lord and savior, purpose begins to be clearer.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Thinking On Jesus' last moments hung on the cross. To his sides were two dastardly men , accused and tried with the worst punishment of the day.
Luke 23:32-43, 32 Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him. 33 When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. 34 But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves. 35 And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One." 36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming up to Him, offering Him sour wine, 37 and saying, "If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!" 38 Now there was also an inscription above Him, "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS." 39 One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, "Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!" 40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 "And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong." 42 And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!" 43 And He said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."
Monday, December 22, 2014
When the story was told of Jesus napping while the desciples decide to take the boat out to do some fishing. A storm comes upon them they panic. Jesus wakes up because of their loud commotion. They say Jesus help us! The boat is out of control. We are going to die. Jesus calmly said be still and the wind stopped. He then shook his head and said Ye have little faith. When it comes to God, having no faith is a losing battle. The devil will take full advantage of the whole situation. Faith is the foundation of belief in God. If you don't have it( faith) then you do not believe.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Living in this world isn't easy. Sin is prominent. The value of life is almost nil. Those of us who believe in God, know, see and often feel the wiles of the evil one. It is our faith in God that keeps him ( God) near to us. We are his children God does not want to see his children parish. It pays to have wisdom and understanding.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Gosh, you just never know the hand someone is dealt. The situations one may have to deal with. The strategies one may have to take to live with the hand they are dealt. It is so very important to have a relationship with God. There should never be the sense of hopelessness. With God in your life your hope remains constant.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Dear God I know it hurts when you see your children suffering. I know you feel extremely bad when they do not chose you. I know you would like those who have faith, know that you see their hearts. That you are actually moving mountains and that they should never lose faith. Dear God when your tears fall I know you are cleansing us all. Bringing us a friendly reminder that you love us and that by accepting Jesus as our Lord and savior, we have a chance to meet with you down the road.
Monday, December 15, 2014
In this day and age, if you do not have God in your life, your life has to be a ball of confusion. Not only that , all the wiles of the world affect everything that you do. Balance physically, mentally and spiritually seems impossible. With God all things are possible.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
It is usually not until something happens that we realize how important someone is in our lives. We tend to take for granted our family and friends. We forget that never is our day promised to us. Learn to appreciate your loved ones daily. No matter the time of day tell them that you love them.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
No matter how big or small the sin is God sees all. It is up to us to ask forgiveness. We are not perfect. Things will happen. God understands. It's when things are done with malice. When the soul is dark and unloving who are full of evil and deceit that's when God leaves these souls to the devil .
Friday, December 12, 2014
The spin hollywood has put on biblical figures stands on the verge of fairytale and straight out fabrication. We have to realize that the bible first of all is a copulation of stories passed down through generations. Secondly that the cannon version that most read is of handed down scriptures put in order by man ( Constantine the Great made Christianity Law) Romans and Greeks decided what stayed in and what stayed out of the bible. There many writings that did not make the cut. The books of Peter, Mary and several others have text of the same era were not placed in or added later. They chose to keep the controversial books out. Point : we must know who God is. What faith in him can do. And know that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. All other things are subject to interpretation. Hence the epic movies hollywood puts out. Know thy God. Keep it simple. Never a need for embellishment.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
It is easy for some to simply look at another and say oh they are ok. That by not seeing any outwardly wounds or scars, that that person is fine. Not true. A person can be suffering inside with gaping wounds. Our culture is fast moving, some times non empathetic towards the inner being. God cares about our spirits. Through Jesus our stripes are healed.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The war between good and evil have been raging on since man has occupied this earth. It is a matter of chosing your side. Fulfilling the prerequisite of accepting Jesus as your savior. Listening to God and his word keeps you on the right path.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
It is easy to watch behavior. Mimic it. Understand it. Change it. Except it. Imagine Jesus dealing with 12 complete different personalities and behaviors. Dealing with the holy men of th day. Less alone the demon possessed and suffered. He did a great job in doing so. We have to take a page from his book when we are dealing with our family dynamics. Our outside issues. The world in general. We must look to God, for help. We cannot do this alone.
During the years that many were enslaved during Biblical times, many thought their lives were wretched and meant nothing. Survival was all to live to slave and to die. Little to no hope hung in the balance. Until God intervened. There is a mightier force then man can ever be. For some reason people of modern times have seemed to forgotten or chose not to believe it.
Friday, December 5, 2014
It's an easy choice to go along with status quo which officially has most going to churches once a week for a couple of hours. This somehow has become the standard in the praising God rule. This is so far from the truth. Praising God has no confines. It is something that should be done everyday.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
What does one do when hate is spread like a bad disease? How do you handle a plague with symptoms of greed, oppression,ruthlessness? If you use your Bible as a reference guide. These battles are fought on a daily basis today as they were in the distant past. Know God. Accept Jesus as your Lord and savior.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
There are so many sharlatans, liars and cheats in this world. Common place for honor has all but disappeared. It is truly a blessing to be grounded in the spirit. To know that through Jesus Christ our sins are washed away. The key is to have faith, not in what you see, rather then what you don't see.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
We are challenged everyday by something. If we aren't there is something very different about the life you lead. Challenges can be solved and viewed differently but they are still challenges. Most of us have a built in endurance system to withstand a lot, however knowing and believing in the most high, gives us spiritual power and wear withal.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
God gives us spiritual worthiness. Of course we have to be willing and able to except his grace and mercy. Descern the inept, ungrateful, fence walkers. Know when a wolf in sheep's clothing is in your presence. But once you understand what you're dealing with you can move on and be grateful for your life. And who may be in it.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
When you study just the New Testament you see the action plan put in place to spread the word of God no matter the ridicule. No matter the threat to life, the " Good News" was still spread through hostile territory's. In the old testemant you find many a martyre. Those who came from a suppressed oppressed life. Their stories managed to survived. God knew man would destroy himself and man still to this day does the very same.
2 Chronicles 7: 13-15
If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, 14and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.15"Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.…
Monday, November 24, 2014
With seemingly a war of the classes raging. If not full fledged war, it is definitely an attack on the common people by an aristocratic, evil in nature greedy few. When Jesus walked this earth it seemed very similar. Rich for the rich. Paganism and immoral behavior. The rich and sanctified were only excepted in the "religion " of the day. It all changed when the common man had a teacher who taught that all men are accepted before God. That he (Jesus) would be the truth and the way for all men to enter heaven.
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Sunday, November 23, 2014
* Disclaimer: not all men and women of the pulpit fit in these categories.
We really have to ask God for decernment . There are so many people who are misinformed. When you look back at the days of old, the biblical accounts " the church" did not exist . There were Jewish temples. There were pagan rituals. There were gathering places where many spreaders of the word spoke of their knowledge of God. But there wasn't a building that one person stood before people passing plates around to collect anything. As a matter of fact the one man who had audiences like that, passed baskets around to feed people. The antics that current churches connect with are far from the original gathering places. Gods grace and mercy are not to be bought. Through Jesus we are saved.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Just looking at and feeling the opposition, can send you spiraling. You want to react to the confusion, usually by the first emotion that hits you. Here's the thing to remember: firstly God does not author confusion . The devil and his playmates do. Secondly, after getting you all riled up the devil leaves you standing there alone and looking stupid. God would never do that. The key in recognizing this most difficult guise. Do not react to the smoke screen no matter how bad it looks. And do not convict yourself. God has bigger and better things in store. Stay in faith and denounce satan. " get thee be hind me, Jesus is my Lord and savior."
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
If you watch and listen long enough the realness of people come out. Be it one who is filled with kindness and genuine unconditional love. Or one that is filled with themselves and nothing else seems to matter but them. The world seems to have many who fit both categories. The thing to remember is God excepts us . That through suffering and dying on the cross, Jesus stood up and took on all of mankinds sin. As long as one realizes that Sacrafice he or she will be accepted into heaven.