Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"The Prayer of a TRUE Repentant Heart"


“The Prayer of a TRUE Repentant Heart”

 

Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.  Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.       Psalm 119:132-133

 

I’m sure there are other passages of Scripture that could also be used as a prayer for the TRUE REPENTANT HEART, but as I was searching for what God wanted me to use for the devotion, today, when I came to this passage, I immediately thought of a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And I thought, what a GREAT description of a HEART that is TRULY seeking God’s MERCY, DIRECTION and REDEEMING POWER.  A PRAYER of one who is TRULY REPENTIVE of their sinful lifestyle.

 

The psalmist, first, comes to God, imploring that He TURN to them, to take notice of them, and to have MERCY on them.  This is what one, who is seeking God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, should do.  They NEED to IMPLORE Him to TURN to them or take notice of them and to have MERCY on their POOR, SIN-SICK soul.  It is also applicable to the TRUE BELIEVER, even though you are FORGIVEN, you are still a sinner, a sinner SAVED by GRACE.  But because you are SAVED by GRACE, doesn’t mean that you don’t sin.  We live in a VERY SINFUL, WICKED, DEPRAVED world.  And because we are in the flesh, we sometimes, will fall to temptation and commit sins, therefore, we are in need of praying for MERCY and FORGIVENESS with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  

 

When we have obtained the MERCY and FORGIVENESS, then we NEED God’s DIRECTION in our walk with Him, so that we might STAY on the STRAIGHT and NARROW path that leads us to our ETERNAL HOME.  And we definitely NEED His REDEEMING POWER to sustain us and to NOT let sin RULE over us, to NOT let it CONTROL our lives, and cause us to STRAY off the STRAIGHT and NARROW PATH.

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you have NOT obtained MERCY, DIRECTION, or GOD’S REDEEMING POWER. But you are headed for an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of UNENDING torture, torment, pain, heartache, agony and despair, with NO WAY of ESCAPE.  However, God is TURNING to you NOW, and He is IMPLORING you to come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and seeking His MERCY by asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and seek His MERCY, DIRECTION and REDEEMING POWER for your soul.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

"Five Steps that Lead to True Righteous Justice"


“Five Steps that Lead to True Righteous Justice”

 

Submit yourselves, then, to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to God and He will come near to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.       James 4:7-8

 

In order for a TRUE BELIEVER to obtain TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS there are five steps for them to take, and apply to their life.  First, they are to SUBMIT themselves to God, SUBMIT means to be OBEDIENT to God, or to GIVE UP to Him.

 

 So the first step is their OBEDIENCE to God.  The second thing they NEED to do is to RESIST the devil.  RESIST means to KEEP FROM, FEND OFF, or to WITHSTAND.  So they are NOT to ALLOW the devil to influence them in ANY WAY, but to REJECT his presence and his influence.  In order to do that, they MUST rely on the WORK of the Holy Spirit, which is indwelling them.

 

The third thing is for them to COME NEAR to God, because when they draw NEAR to Him, then He will DRAW NEAR to them.  When they COME NEAR to God, their FAITH is STRENGTHENED, and they are REFRESHED, RENEWED and RESTRENGTHENED.  In order for them to RESIST the devil and to turn away from any temptations that would hinder their calling.

 

The fourth thing is their CLEANSING. “Wash your hands, you sinners.”  This was a CLEANSING ritual for the Jews, and a VERY IMPORTANT PART of their ceremonial purification process.  And the CLEANSING of the HEART, for the TRUE BELIEVER, is accomplished by the CONFESSION and FORGIVENESS of their sins.  They NEED to make sure they have received CLEANSING, before they come into the presence of the ALMIGHTY GOD, because they are SINNERS, by nature, FORGIVEN, but still SINNERS. 

 

The fifth and final step is to PURIFY their HEART.  They do this by coming to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING their sins to Him and seeking His FORGIVENESS, because they are SINFUL and DOUBLE-MINDED.  Then they can receive TRUE RIGHTEOUS JUSTICE and possess TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS before the Lord God Almighty. 

 

Have you come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART?  You NEED to, in order to receive TRUE RIGHTEOUS JUSTICE and to possess TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS before God.  And to have the HOPE of Heaven for ALL of ETERNITY.  If you don’t you will spend ALL of ETERNITY in the place of UNENDING torment, torture, pain, heartache, agony, and despair without ANY WAY of ESCAPE.  You MUST come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and receive TRUE RIGHTEOUS JUSTICE, and possess TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS with God, and spend your ETERNITY in Heaven.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

 

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

"The Sanctity of the Human Life"


“The Sanctity of the Human Life”

 

For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.      Psalm 139:13-16

 

The Psalmist, David, penned these words, which were his thoughts concerning the SANCTITY of the HUMAN LIFE.  He was OVERWHELMED with the AWESOMENESS of the Almighty God’s creative abilities to form such an intricate body out of a mass of LIVING cells.  Which God, Himself, brought into being in his mother’s womb. 

 

He came to realize just how FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made he was.   He knew that God was ACTIVELY involved in the formation of his body, from the point of conception to the day he would draw his last breath.  God’s presence was there watching and working in the reproduction process of forming the unformed body with the veins, arteries, all the organs, the beating of the tiny heart, with all its intricate parts, placing the brain in the skull of the head, connecting the nervous system, forming the lungs, the liver, the stomach, the whole digestive system, the pancreas, the kidneys, forming the arms and tiny hands and fingers that will one day wrap around the neck of a loving mommy and daddy in a loving gesture of a HUG. And legs with tiny feet and toes that will walk and run to mommy and daddy in excitement and joy.   And placing it all within the skeletal frame. Clothing it all with soft pink flesh. 

 

Even before the body is formed, ALL of the days of that precious life is ordained, planned for them and written in God’s book, before they are even born.   God knows us and has a plan for EVERY HUMAN BEING.  This is why abortion is SO WRONG.  Who is mankind that they would take it upon themselves to DESTROY a PRECIOUS, CREATION of the ALMIGHTY GOD, and do away with God’s plans for that HUMAN BEING?  One day, those who have carried out such horrendous deeds will stand before the RIGHTEOUS Judge and be judged and sentenced for their ungodly acts. 

 

When we are DISOBEDIENT to the laws and commands of the RIGHTEOUS GOD, who is CREATOR of EVERYTHING, we will be judged.  Most likely, if you are being DISOBEDIENT to God, and have very little regard for the SANCTITY of  HUMAN LIFE, then you probably have NOT TRULY come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, and ACCEPTING His gift of SALVATION, and OBEYING His LAWS and COMMANDS, having a STRONG REGARD for the SANCTITY of HUMAN LIFE, and receiving the HOPE of HEAVEN.  You NEED to do the above NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

"Our Great and Mighty Lord"


“Our Great and Mighty Lord”

 

He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.  Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.  The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.      Psalm 147:4-6

 

Have you ever just sat and thought about the GREATNESS and MIGHTY POWER of the Lord God, ALMIGHTY?  Who else could step out in the DARKNESS of NOTHINGNESS and create EVERYTHING?  Who could give LIGHT by just speaking it into existence?  Who could separate the waters and create the SKY?  And cause the waters below to be gathered to one side and the dry ground appear and there was LAND?  And the waters gathered He called “SEAS.” Who else could cause the LAND to produce VEGETATION?  Who else has the POWER to create the SUN, MOON, and the STARS and to determine the NUMBER of stars and calls them EACH by name?  Who else could create EVERY ANIMAL, BIRD and FISH?  And then create the CROWN of CREATION---MANKIND from a little bit of dirt? 

 

Who else could part the Red Sea or make a donkey talk?   And perform so MANY MORE miracles, which demonstrate their GREAT and MIGHTY POWER?  And who else could bring SALVATION to a LOST and DYING world, through the SACRIFICE of their ONLY SON, to be tormented, beaten, spit upon, and CRUCIFIED on an OLD RUGGED CROSS for people who hated Him.  Who else has the POWER over DEATH by RESURRECTING the lifeless body of their BELOVED SON, in order for MANKIND to have ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven, providing a WAY for MANKIND to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in Hell?  

 

Who else has UNDERSTANDING that has NO limits?  Who else is a RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, who has the POWER to SUSTAIN the HUMBLE but will DESTROY the WICKED?  ONLY THE LORD GOD, ALMIGHTY!! 

 

Have you given Him your HEART and LIFE?  If NOT then you fall into the category of the WICKED, who will be DESTROYED and will spend an ETERNITY in HELL, the place of UNENDING torment, torture, heartache, pain, agony and despair, with NO WAY OF ESCAPE.  But the ALMIGHTY, POWERFUL GOD, who is in COMPLETE CONTROL of ALL THINGS, is giving you the opportunity to TURN AWAY from your SINFUL lifestyle, and to TURN TO Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING that Jesus, His ONLY SON, died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be SUSTAINED by God, and NOT DESTROYED and have the HOPE of HEAVEN.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"The Son"


“The Son”

 

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.  He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and the first born from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy.          Colossians 1:15-18

 

Jesus, the Son of God is the exact REPRESENTATION and MANFESTATION of the ALMIGHTY GOD.  Jesus said:  “Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father.”  (John 14:9)

 

 He is the FIRSTBORN OVER ALL creation, which means He preceded ALL of creation, and is above ALL creation.  He not only created ALL things, but He is the One by whom ALL things exist, both visible, and invisible. 

 

He is also the Head of the Body, the Church; those who are the TRUE BELIEVERS, the ones who have been SAVED from their sins and washed by the blood of Jesus, the Son, they make up the universal church, there is neither Jew nor Gentile, only the TRUE CHILDREN of the Living God. 

 

He is the FIRST BORN of the dead, He was the FIRST one to be RESURRECTED from the grave, NEVER to die again.  This RESURRECTION declared His SUPEREMACY over ALL of creation, and His RELATIONSHIP with God as God’s Son.

 

In order for mankind to be SAVED from their sins.  God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to RECONCILE mankind to Himself through the shedding of the blood of Jesus on an old rugged cross.  He was the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE for mankind to be able to become the CHILDREN of GOD, and to have an ETERNAL HOME in Heaven with God the Father.  

 

So if you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you have NOT been RECONCILED to God by His SON, and you cannot be His Child, with an ETERNAL HOME in Heaven, but you are on your way to an ETERNITY in HELL the place of UNENDING torment, torture, pain, agony, heartache and despair.  However, God is giving you the opportunity, NOW, to come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a TRUE CHILD of God, through the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE of His SON, Jesus Christ, and receive your ETERNAL HOME, Heaven, with God the Father and His SON, Jesus Christ.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

United in Death, United in Resurrection"


“United in Death, United in Resurrection”

 

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly  we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.                Romans 6:5, 6

 

Living a NEW LIFE in Christ, is certainly filled with all manner of things that will EASILY beset us in our LIVING for Him.  We will become frustrated, lonely, uncertain, and maybe a little scared, but NOT to FEAR, because we are in the MASTER’S, BIG, CAPABLE, STRONG and INVINCIBLE HANDS.  And we can feel SAFE and SECURE as we walk this very TROUBLESOME PATH to our Heavenly Home, Heaven.

 

But before you can have that SAFETY and SECURITY of the Almighty God, you MUST do a couple of VERY IMPORTANT things.  First, you MUST DIE to your OLD SIN-FILLED LIFE.  To do this you must be CRUCIFIED with Christ Jesus, which means that you DIE or TURN FROM your OLD, SIN-FILLED LIFE, and come to Jesus with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then the Holy Spirit of the LIVING GOD, will RAISE you up from your OLD LIFE to a NEW LIFE in Christ Jesus, this is being RESURRECTED from the OLD LIFE to a NEW LIFE with Christ Jesus, who DIED for YOU and was RESURRECTED from the DEAD and RAISED to LIFE, and is in Heaven with His Father. 

 

When a person comes to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING their sins to Him, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL their HEART that Jesus died for THEM, and is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for them, then ACCEPTING God’s gift of SALVATION, then they have been UNITED with Christ Jesus in His DEATH and UNITED with Him in His RESURRECTION.  If you have NOT done the above, you are RISKING your ETERNITY to an ETERNITY in HELL, the place of UNENDING pain, heartache, agony, torment, torture, and despair.  So come to God following the above procedure, and be UNITED with Christ Jesus in both His DEATH and RESURRECTION.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

"Slaves of Depravity"


“Slaves of Depravity”

 

They promise them freedom while they themselves are slaves of depravity---for “People are slaves to whatever has mastered them.”  If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.   It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.       2 Peter 2:19-21

 

I believe that this passage of Scripture is pertaining to the false teachers and NEW CONVERTS, who are swayed and deceived by the teachings of the FALSE TEACHERS.  Verse nineteen, talks about the false teachers promising the NEW converts FREEDOM, while they themselves are SLAVES of DEPRAVITY.   And they are MASTERED by whatever they are SLAVES of, whether it be, sexual immorality, greed, boastful words or lustful desires of the flesh, they are SLAVES to those acts of DEPRAVITY. 

 

The NEW CONVERTS, who are as babes in Christ, are fertile ground for the false teachers, who entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.   The false teachers secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Sovereign Lord, which will bring swift destruction on them.  Many of these NEW converts will follow the DEPRAVED conduct of the false teacher, who will bring the way of TRUTH into disrepute.   These, who teach such heresies will NOT escape PUNISHMENT on the Day of Judgment.  

 

If these NEW CONVERTS have escaped the corruption of the world by their knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then are again entangled in the DEPRAVITY of this LOST and DYING world.  They will be WORSE off at the end of their life than they were at the beginning of their rebirth.    It would have been BETTER for them to have NOT known the way of RIGHTEOUSNESS, than to have KNOWN it and rejected the TRUTH of God’s Word in exchange for the teachings of the FALSE TEACHERS.

 

Are you a NEW CONVERT, who is being fed the heresies of the FALSE TEACHERS, who are bringing the WORD of God into disrepute, and promising you FREEDOM, which they themselves lack, due to them being SLAVES of DEPRAVITY?   Maybe, you are drifting back into some of your old sinful lifestyle, or maybe you have NOT TRULY given your HEART and LIFE to God.   Well, God is waiting for you to come to HIM, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a TRUE BELIEVER, with the HOPE of HEAVEN and NOT a SLAVE of DEPRAVITY, who will spend an ETERNITY in HELL.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Our Stronghold, Our Refuge"


“Our Stronghold, Our Refuge”

 

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; He is their stronghold in time of trouble.  The Lord helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him.        Psalm 37:39, 40

 

If you, by any chance, have not noticed, we are living in a very WICKED, DEPRAVED, world.  One in which the TRUE CHILDREN of the Living God are continually being provoked, persecuted, and preyed upon by WICKED and DEPRAVED people.  We are LIVING among those who, in one way or another, are LIVING in WICKEDNESS and DEPRAVITY, and are trying to make this a way of life for EVERYONE, to include the TRUE CHILDREN of God.

 

So we are held to being TOLERANT of some of their WICKED and DEPRAVED acts.  Which makes life for the TRUE BELIEVER, difficult, if not, IMPOSSIBLE, because of our RIGHTEOUSNESS, which comes from God, and the INDWELLING of God’s Holy Spirit, who tries to lead us away from such UNGODLINESS, and leads us to the PATH that God has laid out for us.

 

The BLESSING in this rather DARK scenario is; for the TRUE BELIEVER, we have a STRONGHOLD in times when we are PROVOKED, PERSECUTED, and PREYED UPON, the Lord is our STRENGTH or our STRONGHOLD.  He HELPS and DELIVERS us from the WICKED of this LOST and DYING world.  He does this by the work of His Spirit.  Sure, we suffer sometimes, but we are NOT DEFEATED.  He is just a call away, and sometimes He acts on our behalf even before we call.

 

He is also our REFUGE, our SAFE place in times of distress, we can run to Him and He will be our REFUGE, especially when we are being PREYED UPON by the WICKED of this world.   He is truly our SALVATION.  Is He yours too?  He wants to be! 

 

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to Him, then you are part of the WICKED of this world, and are destined for an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of UNENDING torment, torture, heartache, agony, despair and pain, with NO WAY of ESCAPE!  The Lord wants to be your STRONGHOLD and REFUGE.  ALL you have to do is to TURN AWAY FROM your WICKEDNESS and TURN TO Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be made RIGHTEOUS, and let Him be your STRONGHOLD and REFUGE.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

"The Demise of FALLEN Angels and FALLEN Mankind"


“The Demise of FALLEN Angels and FALLEN Mankind”

 

And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling---these He has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the Great Day.  In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion.  They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.       Jude 1:6, 7

 

There are people who will close their ears and HEARTS to this post.  I have heard from some that they don’t like to hear about these things, because it’s too scary.  Well, maybe it is SCARY, however, this is the WORD of GOD and you NEED to HEAR the WHOLE TRUTH of what is waiting for those who are part of FALLEN MANKIND, those who have NOT given their HEARTS and LIVES to God, but instead, they have chosen to LIVE in their SIN.  And to be DISOBEDIENT TO God and His WILL. 

 

Even the angels who have NOT kept their positions, but abandoned their proper dwelling place by FOLLOWING the WILL of SATAN and SHUNNING the WILL of the ALMIGHTY GOD.  They were disobedient to God, and because of their disobedience and willful transgressions, they are NOW kept in DARKNESS, bound with EVERLASTING CHAINS awaiting the judgment on the Great Day.  They are FALLEN angels who will pay the price for their sins.  God is a JUST JUDGE and will send them to their JUST REWARD.

 

Just like the FALLEN angels, FALLEN mankind will face their PUNISHMENT, they will face God on that Great Day and will meet their FINAL DESTINATION, for ALL of ETERNITY.  Those who have TURNED AWAY from God and His WILL for their lives, those who are EMBRACING and LIVING in their sins, to include sexual immorality and perversion, depravity, and other UNGODLY acts of the flesh.  Those who HATE, SLANDER, GOSSIP, BACK-BITE and set out to DECIEVE, and draw others into their web of sin and disobedience.  

 

The sentence for the FALLEN ANGELS and FALLEN MANKIND is to be thrown into the Lake of ETERNAL FIRE, which there is NO WAY of ESCAPING.  Those who were a part of FALLEN MANKIND, and have died in their FALLEN STATE, are suffering in Hell, and they will be thrown into the Lake of fire also.  There is NO HOPE for them, they have REJECTED CHRIST, and have been DISOBEDIENT to God and His WILL.  However, you STILL have HOPE to escape the Lake of Fire, and to have an ETERNAL HOME in Heaven.  If you will TURN FROM your sinful ways and TURN TO God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be delivered from your FALLEN state and brought into a REDEEMED state, with an ETERNITY in Heaven.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

"Whatever!"


“Whatever!”

 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable---if anything is excellent or praiseworthy---think about such things.      Philippians 4:8

 

The Apostle Paul gives six things for the TRUE BELIEVERS to concentrate or dwell on:  First, we should think about WHATEVER is TRUE, today, we get a lot of “FAKE NEWS” well Paul tells us to think about the TRUE things.  The Word of God is TRUTH so we should concentrate on the Word of God.  We NEED to KNOW the TRUTH, and BELIEVE the TRUTH, and SPEAK the TRUTH.  In order to do that we MUST READ and STUDY the Word of God which is the TRUTH.

 

Secondly, we should think about WHATEVER is NOBLE.  We should think about things that are dignified and WORTHY of RESPECT.  We should concentrate on having HIGH MORAL qualities. Not practicing blatant sins and acts of depravity, those things we are told NOT to do, such as, drunkenness, sexual immorality, adultery, deceit, arrogance, lewdness, slander, malice and riotous living. 

 

Thirdly, we should think about WHATEVER is RIGHT, which means we should concentrate on conforming to God’s standards, and NOT our own.  We should want to PLEASE Him at ALL times.  When we allow His Spirit control of our every being, then we will be made RIGHT with God.

 

Fourthly, we should think about WHATEVER is PURE, which means we should concentrate on things that are UNDEFILED with moral impurity, things that are WHOLESOME and not tainted with impurities of the world.  To set your mind on PURE thoughts, thoughts that lead to PURITY in your life.

 

Fifthly, we should think about WHATEVER is LOVELY, concentrating on the things that brings PEACE and does not promote CONFLICT.  The UGLY things in life usually brings UNREST, HEARTACHE, HATRED, and a multitude of other UNLOVELY things that hinders the TRUE BELIEVER being what God wants them to be.

 

Sixthly, we should think about WHATEVER is ADMIRABLE, concentrating  on things that are POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE, and CONSTRUCTIVE, and NOT on the NEGATIVE and DESTRUCTIVE things that brings us DOWN and with a warped frame of mind.  So these are the SIX WHATEVERS that Paul instructs us about concerning our WALK with Christ Jesus.  Do you have a WALK or LIFE with Christ?

 

If not, then it would be impossible for you to apply these to your life, because the HOLY SPIRIT of the Living God, indwells the TRUE BELIEVER, and assists them in applying these SIX WHATEVERS to their life with Christ, since you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God then you do NOT possess the Holy Spirit, and you are living in sin, and destined for an ETERNITY in Hell, unless, you come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT God’s gift of SALVATION, and receive His Holy Spirit, who will HELP you in applying these SIX WHATEVERS to your life, and will give you ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

Monday, September 4, 2017

"Wisdom from Heaven"


“Wisdom from Heaven”

 

But the wisdom that comes from Heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.     James 3:17

 

Wisdom: Good judgment, based on knowledge.  The WISDOM from Heaven is UNLIKE the WISDOM form the world.  WISDOM from Heaven, first of all is PURE; unspoiled, holy, and flawless.  It is PEACE-LOVING; it does NOT produce conflict or division, but brings PEACE and promotes PEACE.  It is CONSIDERATE; showing regard for others, thoughtful.  It is SUBMISSIVE; obedient to God’s WISDOM and LAWS. It is MERCIFUL; kind and compassionate.  It is FRUITFUL; producing GOOD fruit, or GOOD WORKS.  It Is IMPARTIAL; does NOT favor one side over another, unbiased.  It is SINCERE; truthful, and honest, genuine, real.  These are the attributes of WISDOM from Heaven. 

 

WISDOM from the world is DRASTICALLY different from the WISDOM from Heaven.  The WISDOM from the world is:  BITTER, ENVIOUS, SELFISH, CONTROLLING, CORRUPT.  It PROMOTES, and PRODUCES conflicts, not only between NATIONS, but in BUSINESSES, LEGAL AFFAIRS, and even in FAMILIES.  WORLDLY WISDOM works AGAINST the WISDOM from HEAVEN.  It can be RUTHLESS and UNMERCIFUL. There is a cliché that says:  “it’s a dog eat dog world, out there.”  And that sums it up fairly ACCURATELY.  The worldly WISDOM demeans and tries to undermine the WISDOM of God.  It works AGAINST the LAWS of God, and is BIASED to the LAWS of mankind.  Many times the WISDOM of the world is DISHONEST, UNTRUTHFUL, UNLAWFUL, and PRODUCING works of DEPRVITY, WICKEDNESS, HATE, DISCORD, and DESPAIR. 

 

Which WISDOM are you RECEIVING?  If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are RECEIVING the WISDOM of the WORLD, and you are headed for an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of UNENDING torment, torture, heartache, pain, agony, and despair, with NO WAY of ESCAPE.  However, God is giving you the opportunity NOW to come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and RECEIVE WISDOM from Heaven, and an ETERNITY in Heaven.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

"No Wisdom, No Insight, No Plan!"


“No Wisdom, No Insight, No Plan!”

 

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.      Proverbs 21:30

 

The Lord God is OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT, OMNIPRESENT, which means that He is ALL POWERFUL, ALL KNOWING, and EVERYWHERE at the SAME TIME.  These are the attributes of the ALMIGHTY GOD, and there is NONE like Him, there is NO one nor has there EVER been ANYONE to ever possess these same attributes. 

 

There is NO WISDOM that can succeed against the Lord.  “For the foolishness of God is WISER than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”   “It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God.”              1 Corinthians 1:25, 30

 

There is NO INSIGHT that can succeed against the Lord.  “To Him belong strength and insight; both deceived and deceiver are His.”  Job 12:16.    His insight supersedes ALL HUMAN insight.   Who can argue with God and win the argument?

 

There is NO PLAN that can succeed against the Lord.   “But many nations are gathered against you.  They say, “Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat over Zion!”  “But they do not understand His plan, that He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.”   Micah 4:11, 12.   NO PLAN can succeed against the Lord, not even the plans of MANY NATIONS. 

 

You might possess WISDOM, INSIGHT and the capability of making SUCCESSFUL PLANS, but YOUR WISDOM, INSIGHT and PLANS CANNOT and WILL NOT succeed against the Lord.  You have NO control over your OWN ETERNITY.  If you have NOT come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making Intercession for you before God.  Then you are headed for an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of UNENDING torment, torture, pain, agony, heartache and despair.  This is God’s WISDOM, INSIGHT, and PLAN, and YOUR WISDOM, INSIGHT, and PLANS will NOT succeed against His.  So you NEED to ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and DEPEND on HIS WISDOM, INSIGHT and PLANS.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

 

 

 

Friday, September 1, 2017

"Be Reconciled to God!"


“Be Reconciled to God!”

 

Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us:  We implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.       2 Corinthians 5:20

 

RECONCILIATION is the act of bringing people together.  ALL things were CREATED by God, even mankind.  And God in His INFINITE WISDOM and GRACE has brought or RECONCILED us to Himself through the work of Jesus Christ, on the cross, and has given EVERY TRUE BELIEVER the ministry of RECONCILIATION. 

 

The Apostle Paul, tells us that we are AMBASSADORS for Christ, as TRUE BELIEVERS, we are called to SPEAK on behalf of Jesus Christ, as if God were PLEADING through us:  “Be RECONCILED to God.”  Or, for you to be brought into the Family of God through the act of RECONCILIATION,  that is to be made RIGHT with God and to become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God, through the shed blood of His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

When a person comes to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART for the SALVATION of their sinful soul, they are in the process of being RECONCILED to God.  That is the first step to TRUE SALVATION. 

 

And now I, as a TRUE BELIEVER, an AMBASSADOR for Christ, implore YOU on behalf of Jesus Christ, to be RECONCILED to God, by taking the steps needed to obtain TRUE SALVATION.  First, you MUST come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, then CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and BE RECONCILED to GOD, and become a TRUE BELIEVER, an AMBASSADOR for Christ, imploring others to come and BE RECONCILED TO GOD!  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!