Tuesday, April 15, 2008

TRUST GOD & HE WILL LEAD YOU

When you trust somebody you believe that they won't lie to you, they won't do nothing wrong to you and they won't mislead you. Trust is the biggest part of any relationship. In Psalm 56:3&4 - "When I am afraid I will trust in you! In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust. I will not be afraid, what can mortal man do to me?" This will eliminate fear, I am convinced when I'm afraid, putting my trust in God. He leads me away from fear.

It's a simple task, all you need to do is ask for his help. Matthew 7:7&8 - "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks find and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." We must talk to God by praying. There will be no relationship with Father God without praying to him. Praying is your main relationship with God. If you don't believe you don't receive. Mark 11:24 - "Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you received it, and it will be yours."

Second thing, we must submit to God, to be led by God. I Peter 5:6 - "Humble yourselves therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may life you up in do time." When facing problems, humble yourself to God and he will lead you, out of your problems, because you have asked him and have submitted to his ways. So trust God and he will lead you every time!

My oldest son Thomas wrote this in 2002, he was ten years old then.
JESUS SENT/CAME TO

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

12 Points listed:

1. Anointed to preach good tidings unto the meek.
2. Sent to bind up the brokenhearted.
3. To proclaim liberty to the captives.
4. Opening the the prison to them that are bound.
5. Proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
6. Proclaim the day of vengeance of our Lord.
7. Comfort all that mourn.
8. Appoint(Call, lift up) unto them that mourn in Zion.
9. Give unto them beauty for ashes.
10. Oil of joy for mourning.
11. Garment of praise for spirit of heaviness.
12. Recovering of sight to the blind.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Monday, April 14, 2008

DOES YOUR LIFE LACK DIRECTION?

Key Verse: Proverb 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Psalm 21:2-3 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psalm 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalm 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.
Psalm 37:23 The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Psalm 48:14 For this God [is] our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide [even] unto death.
Psalm 73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me [to] glory.
Psalm 119:105 Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 139:9-10 [If] I take the wings of the morning, [and] dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Proverb 16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Proverb 20:24 Man's goings [are] of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Isaiah 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...
IS IT HARD TO KEEP YOUR LIFE CLEAN?

Key Verse: 1ST CORINTHIANS 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Other Verses:
2ND SAMUEL 22:21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
PSALMS 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: [as for] our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
PROVERBS 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
ISAIAH 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
ISAIAH 35:8-10 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it [shall be] for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err [therein]. No lion shall be there, nor [any] ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk [there]: And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
ISAIAH 55:7-8 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
ST MATTHEW 5:8 Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
ST JOHN 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
2ND CORINTHIANS 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
EPHESIANS 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
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.
TITUS 3:5-6 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
HEBREWS 9:14 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 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
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.
JUDE 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

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.

Job 11:15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
Psalm 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence.
Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
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.
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.
1st 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 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...
FOOL-Part 2

NEW TESTAMENT:

Matthew 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

1st Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1s Corinthians 15:36 [Thou] fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:

2nd Corinthians 11:16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
2nd Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
2nd Corinthians 12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but [now] I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me [to be], or [that] he heareth of me.
2nd Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
F O O L

Websters Dictionary: [Follis/Windbag]

1. Silly person: simpleton
2. A man formelly kept by a nobleman or king to entertain
as a clown or jester.
3. A victim of a trick/dupe

VI.
1. To act like a fool/be silly
2. To joke/be playful

VT.
1. To trick/deceive/be silly
2. Fool around/to trifle
3. Fool away/to squander
4. Foolery/foolish activity
5. Foolhardy/foolish-daring-rash
6. Foolish/without good sense-silly-unwise-absured-worthlessness

Old Testament:
Psalm 14:1 To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.]] The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.
Psalm 92:6-7 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; [it is] that they shall be destroyed for ever:
Proverb 7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Proverb 10:8-10 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverb 10:18 He that hideth hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, [is] a fool.
Proverb 10:23 [It is] as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
Proverb 11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of heart.
Proverb 12:15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise.
Proverb 13:16 Every prudent [man] dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open [his] folly.
Proverb 14:16 A wise [man] feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
Proverb 15:5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Proverb 17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Proverb 17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Proverb 17:21 He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Proverb 17:24 Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the ends of the earth.
Proverb 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.
Proverb 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Proverb 19:1 Better [is] the poor that walketh in his integrity, than [he that is] perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Proverb 19:10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
Proverb 20:3 [It is] an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Proverb 23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Proverb 24:7 Wisdom [is] too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Proverb 26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.
Proverb 26:3-6 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, [and] drinketh damage.
Proverb 26:8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so [is] he that giveth honour to a fool.
Proverb 26:10-12 The great [God] that formed all [things] both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. As a dog returneth to his vomit, [so] a fool returneth to his folly. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Proverb 27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, [yet] will not his foolishness depart from him.
Proverb 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Proverb 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards.
Proverb 29:20 Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.
Proverb 30:22 For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;
Ecclesiasties 2:14-16 The wise man's eyes [are] in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all. Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also [is] vanity. For [there is] no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now [is] in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise [man]? as the fool.
Ecclesiastes 2:19 And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise [man] or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This [is] also vanity.
Ecclesiastes 4:5 The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
Ecclesiastes 6:8 For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
Ecclesiastes 7:6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so [is] the laughter of the fool: this also [is] vanity.
Ecclesiates 10:3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth [him], and he saith to every one [that] he [is] a fool.
Ecclesiates 10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth [are] gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Ecclesiates 10:14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
Jeremiah 17:11 [As] the partridge sitteth [on eggs], and hatcheth [them] not; [so] he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know [it]: the prophet [is] a fool, the spiritual man [is] mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

NEW TESTAMENT

Our Wonderful LORD has been impressing upon myself this past week of the importance of New Testament teaching. We are the Church, we find and learn about what we believe about who we are in the New Testament. Paul instructs us on the basis of our foundantion: 1st Corinthians 2:1-3 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. My brothers and sisters in Chirst, I am appalled and shocked at the teaching and preaching that has come forth from pulpits, it has waxed worse and moved away from Jesus the Christ, Him crucified and Him risen. That is where the "power" is. The power of the Gospel of Jesus the Christ, it's all about what Jesus did!! The stripes, the blood that was shed. Even when Jesus left this earth , He did not leave us alone, but with the Holy Spirit: John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Peace has always been Jesus' concern for us!! And as Jesus was the "Great" Teacher, His command was not that we be ignorant also commissioned that Wonderful Comforter to be our Teacher: John 14:26 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: Here it is in a nutshell: you want God's direction? Open your Bible and P*R*A*Y, for direction from the Most High God. This is a simple key. Let the Holy Spirit lead you to God's wisdom-the Word of God-the Bible. Today we, the Church, the Body of Christ must open the Bible-seek God's direction and turn from the foolish babble of human worldly wisdom and seek the Truth that comes only from the Precious Word of God. remembering that this walk with God is personal, but as there is only one way to Heaven-through Jesus, there is but one guide book for our walk with God, the Bible. Church we need to get back to the basics of our Life within the Kingdom of God. Some need to be refreshed in these basics, other just need to learn the basics of the New Testament and get rooted and grounded. The results are left up to you, are you dedicated to your personal walk with the Lord?

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...