Thursday, January 31, 2008

WHAT IF YOU ARE PERSECUTED BY OTHERS?

Key Verse: ST MATTHEW 5:10 Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Other Verses:
DEUTERONOMY 20:4 For the LORD your God [is] he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
DEUTERONOMY 28:7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
DEUTERONOMY 33:12 [And] of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; [and the LORD] shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
JOSHUA 23:10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he [it is] that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
1ST SAMUEL 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
JOB 8:20-21 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect [man], neither will he help the evil doers: Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.
PSALMS 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
PSALMS 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
PSALMS 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
PSALMS 103:6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
PSALMS 146:8 The LORD openeth [the eyes of] the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
PROVERBS 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; [but] wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
PROVERBS 25:21-22 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
ZEPHANIAH 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
ST MATTHEW 5:5 Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
ST MATTHEW 5:44-45 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
ST MATTHEW 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
ST LUKE 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
ST JOHN 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
2ND CORINTHIANS 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
2ND CORINTHIANS 4:8-9 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2ND TIMOTHY 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him]: if we deny [him], he also will deny us:
1ST PETER 4:12-14 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye]; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
GOD WANTS US TO LIVE IN PEACE AND UNITY

Key Verse: 2ND CORINTHIANS 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Other Verses:
PSALMS 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] for brethren to dwell together in unity!
PROVERBS 12:20 Deceit [is] in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace [is] joy.
PROVERBS 25:21-22 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
ST MATTHEW 5:9 Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
ST LUKE 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.
ST JOHN 13:35 By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
1ST PETER 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
1ST JOHN 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
1ST JOHN 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not [his] brother abideth in death.
1ST JOHN 3:18-19 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
1ST JOHN 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

TIME TO DIVORCE HELL

I AM STRONG IN THE LORD

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, my breathren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His (Jesus') might.
We must stop trying to flow in our own power and wisdom. For as many of us can attest that we many times have fallen short by becoming tired in the flesh and tired or fainting in our minds, because we are attempting to flow and do in our own power, not by the power which comes from above throught the Holy Spirit. We must keep in mind that all power has been given uto Jesus in heaven, in earth and under the earth. Why do we resist this power? Simply we are a stubborn people clinging to worldly ways and the wisdom thereof. Something which can not and will not mix. When we mix the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world we truly become double-minded. A double-minded person receiveth nothing! This double-mindedness causes desaster to come upon us in the form of tired bodies as well as tired minds. We can accomplish nothing on our own doing things by the world's standards and ways, for John in chapter 15 verse 5 spoke these words: For without Jesus ye can do nothing. So why try to accomplish anything without the blessing or empowerment of Jesus the Christ through the Holy Spirit? We must take heed to John's comments in chapter 3 verse 30 in the book of John: Jesus must increase, but I must decrease. Take yourself out of any attempt to accomplish any task; physically, mentally, or ability wise. Speak out I am weak: acknowledge verbally aloud-Lord Jesus I cannot do this on my own, You give me the wisdom, the understanding, the knowledge, and the ability to do the task! Then give him the glory, DON'T ROB HIM OF THAT! Then you shall be a sucess.

Now looking to the power of Jesus' might; or draw your strength from Him which His boundless might provides. Jesus defeated all power or powers which satan and his denomic forces ever had, that was 2000 years ago, when Jesus died on the cross, rose to life again three days later. Jesus took the keys away from satan before all the angel and demons, there was no doubt from that moment who has the power, all power, in all places, that being Jesus the Christ. He shares this power with us through the Holy Spirit, all we need to do is as the Father, Jesus' Father, and the Father to all those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, in the name of Jesus, and that power needed to accoplish a task is given unto us, we ask for wisdom in the same way. The wonderful thing about taping into the power and might of Jesus the Christ is we never become tired/worn out in the flesh nor shall our mind's faint or tire. You must see our confessing our weakness is proclaiming that it's not of mine own power and might flowing through me but it is the all-power, all-might, of Jesus the Christ flowing through me which defeated satan in the wilderness, on the cross, in hell, and in the grave. WHEW! Moved each of us who are born-again from death to life! Jesus became the curse for us: He became sin for us! He died in our place!

St. John 3:36
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Each person who comes to Jesus, must believe He is the Son of God; believe is to trust, trust that He is the Son, trust He is God, trust He came to earth-walked as man without sin, defeated satan completely, for if not, Jesus would not have all-power in heaven; in earth; and under the earth, I proclaim from my mouth He is the Son of God, walked as man without sin, and defeated satan; and satan is powerless for Jesus has all power in-heaven; in earth; and under the earth!!!!

Romans 10:9-10
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
TIME TO DIVORCE HELL

PUT ON THE NEW SELF

Colossians 2:20-23 (King James)

Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not, taste not; handle not; which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed have a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

If you have died with Christ to the elementry principles of the world (ways and teachings of the world) why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourslef to degrees (why are you living by the world's way yet-seeing you've become a child of God by accepting Jesus-part of the accepting is putting into the practice the ways of God; which is found in the Bible) such as, do not touch, do not taste, do not touch! (we are commanded not to put into practice the ways of the world after we have accepted Jesus-infact we are not even to think of or even use the principles of the world-which refers to the things which are destined to perish with the using of-in accordance with the commandments and teaching s of men).

Why then are we not only accepting but putting into practice the doctrines (teachings) and wisdom of the world which passes away; instead of applying God's doctrine and wisdom into our lives, which are found in the pages of the Bible, and that Bible, the Word shall never pass away and is true and perfect.
Too many people today are mixing the world and the Word of God, the two do not mix, for the Word of God stands alone. The Word of God is clear in this matter, there are two minds, worldly minded (carnal), or the sound mind, the mind of Christ, which is renewed daily by the Word of God.
(James 1:7-8) For let not a man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. We see that one who is using the world's wisdom and God's wisdom is unstable and wwill receive nothing from Jesus. It's a choice, God's way or the world's, not both.

By using the world's principles we bring ourselves dowm to a lower level, a dead end lifestyle. God's system is life and life more abundantly. It's time to face this truth: Flesh over-riding or having control of the spirit is loss, spirit over-riding or taking control of the flesh is victory. God flows through each of us (who are born-again) through our true self-our spirit, for spirit testifies to spirt, change in each of comes through the spirit. The Bible is considered a carnal thing, or historical book to the foolish, but to those of us who are born-again, who have a renewed spirit, it is a spiritual thing. Why? As the Word is spoken aloud it goes into our spirits; then when something exaults itself against the knowledge, the wisdom of God, that Word flows up to our heads to renew it, renew it from what? Plain and simple, the thoughts, which come through our eye-gates and ear-gates which are opposite of the teachings and wisdom of God, things to pull us down to a lower-kind of life.

Carnal counsellors have failed to heal the minds of the troubled, they have been trying to fix the problem from the wrong place, the head or mind. Change takes place in the spirit, if a person puts the Word into their spirit, it will rise up and renew the mind, healing the mind. It is this simple, too simple to the worldly, for Jesus did say He took foolishiness to the world to confound or confuse them. They can't figure it out, they are spiritually dead.

Put on the new self, renew your mind by and with the Word of God, it is as simple as that. Put it into practice, read the Word aloud, it will get into your spirit and will rise up to renew your mind on a daily basis. You will be a new person in Christ, renewed daily.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

THE WORD OF GOD IS ALIVE

Key Verse ST MATTHEW 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Other Verses
DEUTERONOMY 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every [word] that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
PSALMS 19:7-8 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes.
PSALMS 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments.
PSALMS 119:105,165 Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
ISAIAH 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
ISAIAH 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.
PROVERBS 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
ST JOHN 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
ROMANS 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
ROMANS 6:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
EPHESIANS 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
2ND TIMOTHY 3:15-16 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
HEBREWS 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
1ST PETER 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
1ST PETER 2:2-3 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious.
REVELATION 1:3 Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST CLEANSES YOU FROM SIN

Key Verse 1ST JOHN 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Other Verses:
ISAIAH 53:3 But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
ST MATTHEW 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
ST MATTHEW 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
ST JOHN 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
ROMANS 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
ROMANS 5:8-9 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
GALATIANS 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
EPHESIANS 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
EPHESIANS 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
COLOSSIANS 1:14,20 In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins: And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.
HEBREWS 9:12,14 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us]. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
HEBREWS 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
1ST PETER 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1ST PETER 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1ST JOHN 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
REVELATION 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Monday, January 28, 2008

GOD INSTILLS FAITH IN YOU

Key Verse ROMANS 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Other Verses
2ND CHRONICLES 20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
ST MATTHEW 17:20-21 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
ST MATTHEW 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
ST MARK 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth.
ST MARK 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
ST JOHN 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do [it].
ST JOHN 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
ST JOHN 16:23-24 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it] you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
ST JOHN 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.
ACTS 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
ROMANS 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
ROMANS 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
ROMANS 10:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
GALATIANS 3:22-26 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
GALATIANS 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
EPHESIANS 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
EPHESIANS 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
PHILIPPIANS 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
1ST 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.
HEBREWS 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
HEBREWS 10:35,38 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
HEBREWS 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
JAMES 1:3 Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
1ST PETER 1:7-9 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls.
1ST JOHN 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
1ST JOHN 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.
1ST JOHN 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
HEBREWS 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
ARE YOU IMPATIENT FOR THINGS TO HAPPEN?

Key Verse HEBREWS 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Other Verses
2ND SAMUEL 23:5 Although my house [be] not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all [things], and sure: for [this is] all my salvation, and all [my] desire, although he make [it] not to grow.
PSALMS 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
PSALMS 37:7,9 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
PSALMS 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
ECCLESIASTES 3:1 To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
ECCLESIASTES 7:8 Better [is] the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: [and] the patient in spirit [is] better than the proud in spirit.
ISAIAH 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this [is] our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this [is] the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
ISAIAH 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
ST MATTHEW 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
ST LUKE 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
ROMANS 5:3-4 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
ROMANS 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
HEBREWS 10:35-37 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
HEBREWS 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
JAMES 1:3-4,12 Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
JAMES 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
JAMES 5:16 Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
GALATIANS 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
REVELATION 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

FROM THE WATCHTOWER

OUR YOUTH, OUR TEENAGERS

Sound the alarm!! We are facing the greatest onslaught on our youth the teenagers, we have ever seen by satan and his henchmen. What was seen in the mid to late 1960’s was nothing, the time moved from the “hippy” generation to a “great-awakening” of the Jesus movement. But without you and myself also, many young people will never see the last and greatest Jesus movement. This is why satan is pulling out all stops to “wipe-out” as many teenagers as he possibly can. Time is short and he is completely aware, that is why we are facing such a time of devastation, a period in the lives of our youth. Drugs and alcohol, cutting/tattoos/piercings, black clothing/complete intrest in those things of the “dark-side”. These are no “phases”, these are not something they will “grow-out-of”, these are “tools” of satan to destroy our youth, destroy our families and keep these young people from their right standing in Jesus and in the Kingdom of God.
My heart is troubled, my soul is saddened and my prayers go out to every parent, every grand-parent. As a father of teen-age boys, I also am appauled at the “darkness” my children live in. A much greater darkness than I faced as a teenager. But we all must take courage, 1st John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. The Holy Spirit is greater/Jesus the Christ is greater/ and Father God is greater than satan, his demons and those men/women working “evil” on this earth today!! I encourage you to keep “pouring” God’s Word and God’s Goodness into them as 1st John 4:5 affirms to each of us: If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. Jesus is GREATER than satan!! The witness of the vile and evil world will NOT stand against the witness of God…Thank You Jesus!! Do NOT stop witnessing God’s Wisdom to the youth!! Moms/Dads, Grandmas/Grandpas, natural or spiritual, I encourage you this day to lift those young people daily to our Wonderful/Wonderous God!
Remember the weapons of warfare are NOT carnal(fleshly) but MIGHTY though God!! 2nd Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Prayer my friends, prayer, call out to Father God in the name of Jesus!! This is an all out battle cry, NOT to be taken lightly, for satan is NOT backing down or giving up anyone without an all-out blitzkrieg, this is truly an issue of life and death. Plead the spotless shed BLOOD of Jesus the Christ over them each and every day!! Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Again PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS over them. Witness of how God did marvelous works in your life to others!! Magnify His Glorious name/Praise Him and give Him your worship in spirit and truth!!
Take communion over the youth, there is tremendous, powerful weapon against the enemy. Find a true intercessory prayer partners, bind that which is coming against you’re youth, and loose the Holy Spirit in their lives…Matthew 18:19-20 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Finally do NOT give up!! Stay built up in the Word. Keep a faith confession. For victory will come as Jesus overcame the world!!! But if you waver: James 1:3-8 Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.
Be encouraged all who are seeing their children being seduced and lead by the “darkness for our witness, our prayers, the Blood of Christ, the Word of God shall prevail” , for light overcomes darkness!! Praise God!! Our LORD has overcome darkness: 2nd Samuel 22:10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness [was] under his feet. We are “joint-heirs” with Jesus, therefore darkness is under our feet also!! Walk in victory, Pray with confidence, we walk in the victory!!! Satan you cannot have our youth for they are ours and they belong to Jesus Christ just as each of do, therefore turn loose of them in the name of Jesus!! And I loose them to walk in the light of Jesus the Christ…AMEN>>AMEN and AMEN…Praise God and Glory to the Wonderful Jesus!!!!

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME..

Saturday, January 26, 2008

COUNTING THE COST
OF YOUR PLACE
IN
THE MINSTRY

Key Verse: Luke 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]?

Are you considering enter the ministry, are you already in ministry? One must consider the cost. If you are already in ministry and struggling, quite possibly, you did not count the cost of entering into such a great rewarding profession. One may not have considered the cost on one’s life, one’s finances, nor one’s personal life. Don’t start beating yourself up, instead, 1) stop, 2) take a deep breath, 3) release that breath and smile! For each day is a new day in the LORD!! He is The way maker, The life-changer. NO one knew this more than King David!! WOW!! His story is one of victory!! One of the testimony of God working in his life!! One must “lean” on Jesus, rely on the Holy Spirit, for not by might nor by power but by My Spirit!! Don’t rely on your own power, your own natural ability, but by the Holy Spirit(Zechariah 4:6) Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. If one is considering the entering into the ministry one MUST seek the widom of God through His Word, His Holy Spirit and from those who have been assigned “mentorship” or “eldership over them. This is God assigned NOT worldly-man assigned. The time is now for the younger to submit to the “elder” council for Godly direction and wisdom. I encourage those entering into ministry to pray in Godly counsel from Godly men and women, and for that one person to be a spiritual father or spiritual mother to them.
This is for all: 2nd Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Why? The following verse gives the answer=2nd Timothy 2:16 But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. Profane and vain babbling? Worldly wisdom, anything contrary to the Word of God!!
Rely only on the LORD, His Word and true Godly wisdom of those “proven” to be stable and grounded mature living in Christ. As we look at the five-fold ministry, I look 1st to pastors and teachers as along with apostles/prophets/evangelists, with the need for “anointed” teachers” buildup/encourage/instruct each disciple in Christ so they many NOT be “led-astray” by every false teaching that is taking place this very day. OOOH, LORD, in the name of Jesus!!!! Raise up teachers, who teach the Word in its FULLNESS, empowering them to overcome!! In the name of Jesus, AMEN AMEN and AMEN!!! Ephesians 4:11-14 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
I encourage all, as the Holy Spirit “draws” you into ministry, I encourage all in ministry struggling, Stand on the WORD-Claim it, speak it over your life, be not discouraged, keep the ‘joy of the LORD” as “the joy you have; the world did not give to you; nor can the world remove it from you; YOUR joy, MY joy comes from JESUS!!! Therefore no matter the situation, I am at peace, standing firm. And going forth doing MY part in the GREAT and MIGHTY Kingdom of God!!! Fear NOT!! For thy God encompasses YOU, for thy God has a hedge about thee!! Thy God can will send a “host” of angels to protect YOU!!!
Put Him(Jesus) 1st!!! Matthew 6:33-34 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof. TUNNEL-VISION, After counting the cost, new in ministry or if you’re in ministry. Nothing else but Kingdom business. All needs supplied by Jesus!! NO employer can or will offer this!! And consider this often: Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME..
LET NOT THE GATES OF HELL PREVAIL

Key Verse: Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

We are the Church!! Jesus has proclaimed that WE, the Church, are VICTORIOUS!! “The gates of hell shall NOT prevail” against US!! Praise God and all Glory to Jesus!! We are NO longer weak! We are no longer some “poor-old” down-trodden people, BUT, a Church that is VICTORIOUS, Healed by the stripes of Jesus, wealthy, highly blessed, Rem take this away from US!! Walk in VICTORY today!! Claim 1st John 4-5 Now!! For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? Whom shall you believe? Rise-up, grab-hold of this, why walk in defeat? Don’t put the “works” of Jesus the Christ into the “vain” category. Let NOT the gates of hell prevail in your life!! Proclaim wealth over your life!! Deuteronomy 8:18 is clear: But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day. Wealth is: An abundance of valuable material possessions or resources; riches; The state of being rich; affluenceA great amount; a profusion: a wealth of advice. I can see here that wealth is not just money, but wisdom, possessions(spiritual/natural), I want to walk in Jehovah-Jireh’s great abundance warehouse of gifts/blessings and favor!! It is truly-truly wakling in the God kind of Kingdom lifestyle. Is it am I proclaiming a properity gospel? YES!! NO!! I am NOT A MONEY –GRUBBER, but rather a Born-Again Bible Believing child of the Most High God, who is taking Revalation 12:11 as a daily stance again all evil working in my world: (And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.) NOTHING can stand against the BLOOD of the lamb!!! Share YOU testimony always of how Jesus brought victory in YOUR life with others. For this shows the “wonder-working” power of God at work in both your life and in a evil-ridden world. The enemy want YOU speaking of defeat in your life: sickness/debt/heartache. That his testimony for YOU. God’s testimony is this for YOU: YOU are highly blessed and highly favored by HIM, with YOUR body, YOUR spirit, and YOUR life!! Remember always: Ist John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME..
THE LORD WILL BAPTIZE YOU IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

Key Verse: ST MATTHEW 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire:
Other Verses:
PROVERBS 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
EZEKIEL 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them].
JOEL 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
ST MATTHEW 5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
ST LUKE 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
ST JOHN 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
ST JOHN 14:16-17,26 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
ST JOHN 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
ST JOHN 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
ACTS 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
ACTS 2:38-39 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call.
1ST CORINTHIANS 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1ST CORINTHIANS 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1ST CORINTHIANS 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
2ND CORINTHIANS 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
GALATIANS 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
EPHESIANS 1:13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST!

Key Verse: TITUS 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Other Verses:
JOB 19:25 For I know [that] my redeemer liveth, and [that] he shall stand at the latter [day] upon the earth:
ZECHARIAH 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn.
ZECHARIAH 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
ST MATTHEW 24:27,30,42 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
ST MARK 14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
ST LUKE 12:37,40 Blessed [are] those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
ST JOHN 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come [again] unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
ACTS 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
1ST CORINTHIANS 1:7-8 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, [that ye may be] blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1ST CORINTHIANS 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1ST CORINTHIANS 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
COLOSSIANS 3:4 When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
1ST THESSALONIANS 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
2ND THESSALONIANS 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
HEBREWS 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
2ND PETER 3:3-4,10 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
1ST JOHN 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
REVELATION 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Friday, January 25, 2008

SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY (In That Order)

Foundation Scripture: 1st Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1. The spirit of man.

A. Genesis 1:26-27-(Created in God's image, in God's class, in God's likeness.) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

B. Man is a spirit, created to be the associate and companion of Deity.

C. Ezekiel 36:26-27-(A new spirit.) A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them].

D. 1st Peter 3:4-(Hidden man of the heart.) But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

E. 2nd Corinthians 4:16-(Inward man renewed day by day.) For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.

2. The soul of man.

A. The spirit and soul are two separate things (Hebrews 4:12, 12:23). For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

B. Romans 12:1-2. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

1. The old man is dead and reborn. The new man is alive; let him live by
renewing the mind with the Word.
2. Without a renewed mind, your mind will agree with your body and blind
your spirit.
3. Do something with your mind. Don't die to self; self has been reborn. Renew
your mind; crucify your flesh.

C. James 1:21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

3. The body of man.

A. Romans 7:18-(No good thing in the flesh.) For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not.

B. Present your body to God as a sacrifice (Romans 12:1). I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.

C. Your body is not your self. You are spirit. You have a soul. You live in a body.

4. Each part has its own function.
A. The spirit contacts (knows) God.
B. The soul contacts the intellectual realm (mind/will/emotion).
C. The body contacts the material world.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
THE DISCERNING OF SPIRITS

1. The discerning of spirits is supernatural insight into the world of the
spirit-into the spirit realm.
A. There is no distance when we are operating in the spirit.
B. We do not have to have the gift of discerning of spirits in operation
to deal with these spirits. We can deal with them with the Word and
the name of Jesus.

2. There are four classes of evil spirits.
A. Wicked spirits in high places.
B. Rulers of the darkness of this world (the most intelligent type that
we have to deal with here on earth).
C. Principalities.
D. Powers.

3. The mind is the door to the spirit.
A. This is the only way the devil has of getting to your spirit.
B. Don't think satan's thoughts after you think God's thoughts.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

PRAYER

BLESS GOD FOR HIS MERCY

PSALM 103


FATHER GOD IN HEAVEN I JUST LIFT UP THIS PRAYER TO YOU,
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good [things; so that] thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. The LORD [is] merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep [his anger] for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth [his] children, [so] the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we [are] dust. [As for] man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all [ye] his hosts; [ye] ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul. In the name of Jesus, Amen Amen and Amen..Praise God Praise God and Glory to Jesus!!!

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
GOD'S CHILDREN, ISRAEL

Romans 9:1-18

I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom [pertaineth] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service [of God], and the promises; Whose [are] the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ [came], who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. For this [is] the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son. And not only [this]; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, [even] by our father Isaac; (For [the children] being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.What shall we say then? [Is there] unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will [have mercy], and whom he will he hardeneth.


Dear Father,Keep me and all who are related to me from any hint of hatred toward Israel, your ancient people.Let us love them and pray for their good always, longing so much for their salvation that we, like Paul, should have sorrow andunceasing anguish because of their alienation from you.Father, you gave such honor and wonderful gifts to them: Youcalled them by your name; they are Israelites. To them belong thesonship, the glory, the worship, and the promises. To them belongthe patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, came theMessiah, your Son Jesus Christ, who is over all things, God blessed forever. Amen, Amen and Amen.Their rejection of Christ does not mean your word has failed. Your Word never fails. It is people who fail.In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen, Amen and Amen...

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

TEN COMMANDMENTS

Exodus 20:1-17
And God spake all these words, saying, I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates: For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour's.

1. You shall have no god's before Me.
2. You shall not make graven images.
3. Do not take God's name in vain.
4. Keep Holy the Lord's day.
5. Honor your father and mother.
6. Do not kill.
7. Do not commit adultry.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not lie.
10. Honor your neighbor's goods.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
ARE YOU OFTEN TEMPTED?

KEY VERSE: ROMANS 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Other Verses:
JOB 11:15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
PSALMS 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence.
ST LUKE 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
ST JOHN 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
ST JOHN 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
ROMANS 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
ROMANS 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen.
IST CORINTHIANS 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
1ST CORINTHIANS 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
2ND CORINTHIANS 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
GALATIANS 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
HEBREWS 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
HEBREWS 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;)
JAMES 1:12 Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
JAMES 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
2ND PETER 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
1ST JOHN 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1ST JOHN 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.
REVELATION 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
REVELATION 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

ORDINANCE

HOLY COMMUNION OR LAST SUPPER

EXODUS 24:6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put [it] in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.
LEVITICUS 17:11 For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the soul.
JEREMIAH 31:31-34 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day [that] I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this [shall be] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
ST MATTHEW 20:26-28 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
MATTHEW 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed [it], and brake [it], and gave [it] to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
SEE ALSO: ST MARK 14:22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake [it], and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. ST LUKE 22:19-20 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it], and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup [is] the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
ST JOHN 6:48-58 I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
MATTHEW 26:27-28 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
1ST CORINTHIANS 11:23-33 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the [same] night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake [it], and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink [this] cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] bread, and drink of [that] cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many [are] weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
HEBREWS 9:11-28 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us]. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Whereupon neither the first [testament] was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This [is] the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. [It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
ABRAHAM'S BLESSINGS
FOR OBEDIENCE


DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 28 VERSES 1-14
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe [and] to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. Blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the field. Blessed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed [shall be] thy basket and thy store. Blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out. The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways. And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee. And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee. The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do [them]: And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, [to] the right hand, or [to] the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME

Monday, January 21, 2008

YOU WILL RECEIVE HEAVENLY REWARDS

Key Verse: ST JOHN 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Other Verses:
PSALMS 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
ST MATTHEW 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
ST MATTHEW 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
ST MATTHEW 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
ST MATTHEW 25:21-22,34 His lord said unto him, Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
ST LUKE 22:29-30 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
ROMANS 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
1ST CORINTHIANS 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
1ST THESSALONIANS 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
2ND 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.
HEBREWS 11:6,16 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
1ST PETER 1:3-4 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
1ST PETER 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
2ND PETER 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
REVELATION 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
REVELATION 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
REVELATION 7:9,15-17 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
REVELATION 21:4,7 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. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
REVELATION 22:5,12,14,20 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
GOD CALLS US TO WITNESS FOR HIM

Key Verse ST MATTHEW 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Other Verses
EXODUS 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
ISAIAH 50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to [him that is] weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
ISAIAH 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou [art] my people.
JEREMIAH 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
PROVERBS 11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise.
DANIEL 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
ST MATTHEW 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
ST LUKE 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
ST LUKE 21:13-15 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle [it] therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
ST JOHN 4:36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
ST JOHN 14:26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
ACTS 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
ACTS 18:9-10 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.
ROMANS 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
1ST CORINTHIANS 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
GALATIANS 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
1ST TIMOTHY 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
HEBREWS 6:10 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
JAMES 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

TIME TO DIVORCE HELL

I AM STRONG IN THE LORD

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, my breathren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His (Jesus') might.
We must stop trying to flow in our own power and wisdom. For as many of us can attest that we many times have fallen short by becoming tired in the flesh and tired or fainting in our minds, because we are attempting to flow and do in our own power, not by the power which comes from above throught the Holy Spirit. We must keep in mind that all power has been given uto Jesus in heaven, in earth and under the earth. Why do we resist this power? Simply we are a stubborn people clinging to worldly ways and the wisdom thereof. Something which can not and will not mix. When we mix the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world we truly become double-minded. A double-minded person receiveth nothing! This double-mindedness causes desaster to come upon us in the form of tired bodies as well as tired minds. We can accomplish nothing on our own doing things by the world's standards and ways, for John in chapter 15 verse 5 spoke these words: For without Jesus ye can do nothing. So why try to accomplish anything without the blessing or empowerment of Jesus the Christ through the Holy Spirit? We must take heed to John's comments in chapter 3 verse 30 in the book of John: Jesus must increase, but I must decrease. Take yourself out of any attempt to accomplish any task; physically, mentally, or ability wise. Speak out I am weak: acknowledge verbally aloud-Lord Jesus I cannot do this on my own, You give me the wisdom, the understanding, the knowledge, and the ability to do the task! Then give him the glory, DON'T ROB HIM OF THAT! Then you shall be a sucess.

Now looking to the power of Jesus' might; or draw your strength from Him which His boundless might provides. Jesus defeated all power or powers which satan and his denomic forces ever had, that was 2000 years ago, when Jesus died on the cross, rose to life again three days later. Jesus took the keys away from satan before all the angel and demons, there was no doubt from that moment who has the power, all power, in all places, that being Jesus the Christ. He shares this power with us through the Holy Spirit, all we need to do is as the Father, Jesus' Father, and the Father to all those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, in the name of Jesus, and that power needed to accoplish a task is given unto us, we ask for wisdom in the same way. The wonderful thing about taping into the power and might of Jesus the Christ is we never become tired/worn out in the flesh nor shall our mind's faint or tire. You must see our confessing our weakness is proclaiming that it's not of mine own power and might flowing through me but it is the all-power, all-might, of Jesus the Christ flowing through me which defeated satan in the wilderness, on the cross, in hell, and in the grave. WHEW! Moved each of us who are born-again from death to life! Jesus became the curse for us: He became sin for us! He died in our place!

St. John 3:36
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Each person who comes to Jesus, must believe He is the Son of God; believe is to trust, trust that He is the Son, trust He is God, trust He came to earth-walked as man without sin, defeated satan completely, for if not, Jesus would not have all-power in heaven; in earth; and under the earth, I proclaim from my mouth He is the Son of God, walked as man without sin, and defeated satan; and satan is powerless for Jesus has all power in-heaven; in earth; and under the earth!!!!

Romans 10:9-10
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
RIGHTEOUSNESS

1. Righteousness-the greatest blessing of the New Creation.

A. Righteousness-the key word in Paul's epistles.

B. Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

C. 2nd Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

D. Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

E. 1st Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

2. Righteousness is a gift (Romans 5:17) For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

A. We were made righteous when we were born-again.

B. Every child of God has the same standing with the Father.

3. Develope a righteous consciousness.

A. Righteousness is the ability to stand in the prescence of the Father without the
sense of guilt, condemnation or inferiority (as though sin had never existed).

B. We have had a sin consciousness.

C. Awake to righteousness. 1st Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak [this] to your shame.

D. A righteousness consciousness is a victory consciousness in Christ.

4. Righteousness is the object of redemption.

A. Sonship would be worthless without righteousness; we would be cowards
instead of sons.

B. Praying begins to work (1st Peter 3:12) For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil.
(James 5:16) Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

C. John 17:23 becomes a heartfelt reality: My Father loves me as much as He
did Jesus. "I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me."

D. We are not honoring our place as sons if we do not take our place in
righteousness.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

FROM THE WATCHTOWER

IT IS NEARLY FINISHED

2nd Peter 3:1-5 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in [both] which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

It is nearly finished! In Matthew 24:4-8 Jesus tells us Himself: “Take heed that no man deceive you.” “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” “All these [are] the beginning of sorrows.”

Take courage, be not troubled for as Born-again Christians these things must pass for each of us to be “transformed” into our glorified bodies and into the millennium. Birth pangs are evident everywhere around us. We are living in a “sliver” of time that will be the greatest time of revival, the greatest time of a harvest of souls, the greatest time of healings, and we must realize that this is “our” time. The time to share Jesus with others, the time to immerse ourselves in the Word of the Living God, immerse ourselves in the “spirit & truth” type of worship to our Lord and King. It is nearly finished, we must be bold, we must not waver, but we must put God’s business first in out lives. The time is NOW!! to standup, get out of the pew and fulfill the ministry and destiny that Father God planned for each of us before the foundations of the earth were laid!!

Ponder on this, if you will: 2nd Peter 3:9-10 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. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Jesus is coming back for us, He will NOT forsake us!! We must be NOT be slack, but ready, prepared; Study the Word, let the Holy Spirit lead and guide you through the Bible, “infill” your spirit with the Word, use it to overcome every obstacle that you face; use it as the Lord leads to give out to others to encourage, liftup and bring forth victory in their lives…Praise God!!! Glory to Jesus!!!
Remembering: The Lord shall come as a thief in the night. 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Do NOT be deceived!! Jesus will NOT touch a foot on the earth when that wonderous/wonderful moment comes when the trumpet is blown and we are called ‘home” We WILL meet Jesus in the clouds. Be prepared, what will you be doing when the trumpet is blown? Are you looking for the “signs” of His returning? Are doing the business of the Kingdom of God/Or, are you pursuing your own “selfish” desires? I encourage you to chose this day whom you will serve; be NOT lukewarm with your walk with our Wonderful LORD, be hot for Him, or be cold!! Praise God..Praise God…Glory to Jesus..The Most High!!!

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME…
WHO IS LOVE?

1ST JOHN 4:7-12 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

ELEVEN DESCRIPTIONS OF LOVE

ST JOHN 13:34
1. A Commandment
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
ROMANS 5:5
2. Shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
ROMANS 13:10
3. Fulfilling of the law
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:1-4
4. The catalyst that gives meaning to:
A. Speaking in tongues
B. Prophesying
C. Understanding
D. Faith
E. Charitable works
F. Self sacrifice
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:4
5. Is kind
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1ST CORINTIANS 13:13
6. Greater than faith
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
7. Greater than hope
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
GALATIANS 5:22
8. Is the fruit of the Spirit
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
COLOSSIANS 3:14
9. The bond of perfectness
And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
1ST JOHN 4:7
10. Is of God
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
2ND JOHN 1:6
11. Living according to God's commandments
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

NINE THINGS THAT LOVE DOES

1ST CORINTHIANS 13:4
1. Suffers long
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:6
2. Rejoices in truth
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:7
3. Bears all things
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
4. Believes all things
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
5. Hopes all things
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
6. Endureth all things
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:13
7. Abides now
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
1ST PETER 4:8
8. Covers a multitude of sins
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
1ST JOHN 4:18
9. Casts out fear
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

THREE THINGS THAT LOVE IS NOT

1ST CORINTIANS 13:4
1. Not envious
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
2. Not puffed up
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:5
3. Not easily provoked
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

SEVEN THINGS THAT LOVE DOES NOT DO

1ST CORINTHIANS 13:4
1. Does not vaunt itself
Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:5
2. Does not behave unseemly
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
3. Does not seek its own
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
4. Thinks no evil
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:6
5. Does not rejoice in iniquity
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1ST CORINTHIANS 13:8
6. Never fails
Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away.
ROMANS 13:10
7. Works no ill to his neighbour
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love [is] the fulfilling of the law.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...