VIVID IMAGINATION

As believers we should always be praying for each other, because every child of God, who calls themselves Christians, is under attack and the devil is out like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. As Jesus said to Peter, the devil is out to sift us as wheat, but we should always pray that our faith never fails.

One of the main things to ask for in prayer for another Christian and yourself is that God will give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him as Ephesians 1:17-19 states, and that the eyes of our understanding may be opened or enlightened that we may know what is the hope of His calling  and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, plus the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward, which He worked in Christ Jesus when He raised Him from the dead.

When we get Godly wisdom we will not be ignorant of Satan’s devices and tactics, and he will not gain an advantage on us as 2 Corinthians 2:11 warns us. Another fact we should know is that we can’t receive the things of God in our natural state or condition as we are told in 1 Corinthians 2:12-14,

What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”

Your imagination becomes vivid when you ask for spiritual wisdom, knowledge and understanding because you have moved from the natural to the heavenly; plus you see things others don’t see because God didn’t show them because they are not dwelling in the secret place of the Most High God.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

WHAT REPORT TO ACCEPT?

All of God’s promises to us are yea and in Him Amen, as 2 Corinthians 1:20 tells us (For all the promises of God in Him are Yes , and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us). So we should not doubt when Jesus tells us to ask for anything in His Name and He will do it so that God will be glorified (John 14:13, 14 “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” & 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.”) We must also remember that God is not a liar as Numbers 23:19-20 and Hebrews 6:18 shows us. (Numbers 23:19-20 “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said and will He not do? or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed and I cannot reverse it.” &  Hebrews 6:18 “…that by two immutable things, in which  it is impossible for God to lie…”  So whose report or word are we accepting, believing, receiving and standing on? God’s Word or the devils lies. Let’s stand on promises of our Heavenly Father to His children who love, seek and obey Him in the omnipotent Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Amen.

FADE

Flowers are pretty when they bloom. When the snow falls for the first time and covers everything in white it is so beautiful. When you buy gold that is not gold it glistens, but as the saying goes, “Everything that glistens is not gold.” Which brings us to the conclusion that over a period of time everything fades away. However, over the centuries or decades one will see that the only thing that never fades or is varnished, is God’s word. Isaiah 40:8 eloquently says, “The grass withers, the flower fades but the word of our God stands forever.”

For anyone not to realize that God’s word is true and stands forever means they are in the dark concerning God’s word. All those people who have refuted and debated the authenticity of the Bible have died and the Bible is still here leading and guiding generation after generation. Other books written have been discarded, but the Bible is still here teaching and guiding us into the path of righteousness, to Jesus and to everlasting life.

It’s amazing how people say that man wrote the Bible yet leave out the, ‘inspired by God’ part, yet they would rather uphold and uplift a book written by an uninspired man – a book which does not edify, encourage or teach you the spiritual aspects of God. God’s word never lies and as Hebrews 4:12 describes it, the word of God is quick, powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. It pierces you and penetrates to the uttermost parts of your soul and spirit, joints and marrow and discerns thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no other book in the world, past or present or future that does that.

If you don’t know God or His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, it will be the greatest thing you ever do.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

FORSAKING ALL FOR THE CALL

Jesus went by the sea-side and said to a chosen few, “Come and I will make you fishers of men.” Elijah was told by God to choose Elisha as his replacement as prophet. Once you are called by God He will not put you out as sheep before wolves before He teaches you how to fight the wolves. If you have never defeated anything or anyone, how can you teach another how to fight and be victorious.

Even though the battle is not ours, it belongs to God and Jesus who makes us more than conquerors we still have to do our part by choosing to live for Christ and follow His examples that He laid out for us to follow, we must obey God’s commandments and above all we must resist the devil so he can flee (James 4:7). Jesus did it and that’s why we follow His examples because John 14:6 tells us He is the way, the truth and the life and we have to go through Him to have access to God (Plus if we love Jesus we will follow Him). Hebrews 4:14-16 says that Jesus has been there and done that; He was tempted, abased and was without sin.

Every five-fold minister is chosen by God before we were born as Jeremiah says, God chose and ordained us and Hebrews 5:1-5 every high priest taken from among man is ordained for men in the things of God. That he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. And as 1 Timothy shows us that it is our duty to study to show ourselves approved of God and rightly dividing the word of truth. It is the duty of the Christian to make sure that whomever delivers God’s word is doing it right and truthfully; not by his opinion but God’s unadulterated word. Before you become anything for God you have to be His faithful servant. Elisha became a servant in order to know the things of God and Jesus did it to know the things of His heavenly Father, so everyone who follows Christ must be humble; an obedient servant in order to carry-out God’s orders.

To get to where God wants to elevate us we have to be taught. The greatest teacher is God. With life’s difficulties He shows us through His only begotten Son Jesus how to overcome and be obedient no matter what it is. Nothing is impossible with God.

God will send teachers to teach and guide us but He is the one who orders our steps. He is the only one who will be with us through everything.

If you don’t know God or His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, it will be the greatest thing you ever do.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

WRONG COUNSEL

Most people seek advice or counsel from the wrong people; like our friends and family who tell us what we want to hear and support our false beliefs which later leads us down the wrong path to make wrong decisions and choices that will ultimately destroy us in this world and the other.

Psalm 1 points out to us the big difference in life when you have the right counsel in life and it shows us the result of accepting right counsel. “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.” As a child of God ungodly people have no business counseling or advising you, because they can’t and will not reveal God’s plan because they are without the Spirit of God and the natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God because they are spiritually discerned as 1 Corinthians 2:14 says. 

The blind cannot lead the blind because neither of them can see. This is why Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness first. Hebrews 11:1 tells us that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to trust God and don’t lean on our own understanding; this includes our friends understanding and the worlds understanding. Psalm 40:16 says, “Let all those who seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee, and let those that love thy salvation, say continually, ‘Let God be glorified!’”

It is only when you delight in the delicacies of the law of the Lord and meditate on it day and night that you will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit in its season, his leaf shall not whither and whatever he doeth shall prosper. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the ay of the wicked will perish (Psalm 1:2, 3, 6). SEEK GODLY COUNSEL.

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in men (Psalm 118:8, 9)

God’s laws and statutes are fences to keep us in His will and plans for us.

Jeremiah 32:17-19 tells us that there is nothing too hard for God to do and verse 19 reminds us that He is a great counselor.

God counsels, but He needs and has no counselor. Isaiah 40:13-14. He is God all by himself and the buck stops and starts with Him.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

NUMBERED DAYS

It is so amazing how some people think they will live on this earth forever, so they make plans for their life on this earth and refuse to make plans for life after death. David in Psalm 90:12 asked the Lord to teach us to number our days so that we may apply our heart to wisdom. Before that, in Psalm 39:4, David asked the Lord to make him know his end and the measure of his days, so that he would know how frail he really is.

It’s amazing that a man after God’s own heart, who was so close to God would ask a question or make a request like this. This also shows that a person’s age does not determine when their time on earth will expire. It also proves that not only  are we without knowledge of Jesus’ return, but we don’t know when our expiration date will come for us.
That’s why David said in Psalm 39 that he will take heed, guard or watch his ways so that he does not sin with his tongue; he decided to keep quiet while the wicked was before him. If we don’t keep quiet God can’t speak or act on our behalf.
The reason why we should number our days and make the best use of what we can do to make ourselves and someone else better, is because we all will die one day and as Hebrews 9:27 tells us, “It is appointed unto men once to die and after that the judgement.”

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

DO YOU LOVE HIM

Most people claim to love Jesus, but their actions speak louder than their words. They refuse to be transformed from this world as Romans 12:1-2 tells us, they refuse to present their bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and acceptable to God. They refuse to trust Him and acknowledge Him in all their ways as Proverbs 3:5-6 says. But the main thing they don’t understand is that if any man is in Christ He is a new creature, and his old lifestyle and habits have passed away and he has a new attitude, a new mindset, a new walk and a new talk that is all of God (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Do you love Him? Then feed His sheep. The same thing Jesus asked and told Peter to do is the same thing He is asking us to do today. Once we have received and confessed Jesus is Lord we will soon have to tell and explain to others what Jesus did and who He is. We need to tell others that Jesus is the Savior of the world and the way to God; through Him we are redeemed and set free from the curses of the enemy. In Mark 16:15-19 Jesus told them, as He is telling us and future generations to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature and signs will follow those who believe. Then later on in John 21:19 and 22 He says to feed His sheep; which means all the people in the world who don’t know Him. Isaiah predicted about John crying in the wilderness, “prepare the way of the Lord,” (Isaiah 40:3-5) and this actually happened in Matthew 3.

Like John the Baptist we should all be warning people to be prepared for the second coming of the Lord Jesus because as predicted we are living in the last days where perilous times are upon us. Denomination or religious affiliation will not save anyone only Jesus Christ of Nazareth. God wants us to tell people, which will be feeding them, His word if we love Him.

Jesus doesn’t want us to be concerned about what the person did, just follow His way and instructions and feed His sheep with the truth of His word.

Go to the Salvation Prayer page above to read more about how you can accept Christ into your heart and into your life.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

GOOD WORKS OR LOOKS DON’T SAVE PEOPLE

Who are they preaching about? What are they preaching about? If you have to wonder what or who someone is talking about when you go to church then you better get out because you are in the wrong place. To be saved you better let someone introduce you to Christ Jesus and not tell you how to get rich, because it is very important to know how to live forever than to know how to get wealth and prosperity that you will never enjoy. That’s why the scripture says what profit is there if you gain the world and lose your soul (Matthew 16:26 “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”; Luke 9:25 “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?”).

A Christian is a follower of Christ who believes in Christ, trusts Christ, and preaches about Christ because He commissioned us to go out and preach and do the things Jesus did as we see in Mark 16:15-18. Therefore, if a group or organization is not telling you about Jesus, what He did, and where He is at this moment, then something is wrong. People need to know that Jesus is the only way to God, the only access to God and good works or good looks will not save you or guarantee you a spot or place in eternity with God.

When you are full of the Holy Ghost and of faith, then your light will shine in the dark so that people will come out of the darkness and into His marvelous light; that’s how much people will be added to the Church (as we see in Acts 12:24) instead of people being subtracted because someone is preaching the wrong message. Trust me you will be held accountable.

Acts 12:24 “But the word of God grew and multiplied.”

A church community will grow if its leader, like Jesus, and His apostles take time to fast and pray so that God can reveal His plans for the direction of His children. It’s only when we seek the Lord by putting aside everything of the world as Romans 12:1-2 says, not conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of our mind and when we do as Proverbs 3:6 which directs us to acknowledge God, then breakthrough will happen as we see with Jesus. He was more powerful after praying and fasting, where He was in God’s presence. When you come out of God’s presence you bring power out and demons have to tremble and flee because when you draw near to God, He will draw near to you.

Draw near God today; Read His word the Bible, pray, start reading a daily devotional, become part of a church community and get involved in learning about Christ and the life you can live with God.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION

Sometimes we find ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, but as a Christian we sometimes find ourselves among some people who we don’t want to be with, yet we are trying to lead them to Jesus so that their soul will be saved. No, it does not mean that we are like them, because we are the salt and light of the world and we want to implement change in lifestyle and behavior so we must be different in behavior and in mannerism.

Jesus puts it best in Matthew 9:13, Mark 2:17 and Luke 5:32, that He did not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance. He said this because people did not like the fact that He associated Himself with sinners. What those people failed to realize is that even though He associated with them, He was not one of them, nor did He become one of them. His primary goal was to save their souls and He said in Matthew 9:12, people who are well and healthy don’t need a physician. Therefore a doctor would be broke – without any money –  if all the people he associated with were healthy and had no need for his service. Which means why hang around righteous folks who don’t need to be saved, who don’t need healing, deliverance and total liberation.
Yes, you can say the Bible says in Psalm 1, blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful, to associate is not taking advice, but you associate to give advice or shed light in the dark. It’s when we don’t speak of God’s righteousness, that we are in trouble and God’s wrath is kindled as we see in Job 42:7. (Which is where Job’s friends aroused God’s wrath because they did not speak of Him what was right.)

“And so it was after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, ‘My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as my servant Job has.’” Job 42:7

The first thing we must know when we are amongst unbelievers is that we are God’s temple as 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 tells us. “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.” However, 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 tells us that we can’t team up or bond with unbelievers because good and bad had nothing in common; righteousness and lawlessness can’t team up because there will be conflict of interest. We can’t be with Christ and the devil at the same time, because we can’t have two masters. There is no agreement between the temple of God and idols. So God’s final answer is for us to come out from among those who can’t stand Him; He wants us to be separate and touch not the unclean things.

Choose who you want to live for this day. There really is no in-between for those who say, “I’m not living for God or the devil…” Stop attempting to straddle the fence. If your choice is Jesus then go to the top of this blog post, to the salvation page and read what may be your first or second prayer to the Lord. Read the Bible and a devotional book to help guide you in reading the Bible. May God be your guide in living for Him, in Jesus name, Amen.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

LOVE NOT THE WORLD

The song says, “I would rather have Jesus than silver or gold and anything this world has.” When you get to that stage in your life where nothing matters but God and His Son Jesus Christ, then you know without a doubt that God abides in you and you in Him. The world with all its lust and lure cannot captivate you because it’s useless and worthless when you realize that you can’t take it with you as 1 Timothy 6:7 tells us.

1 Timothy 6:9-11: When your main and only desire is to be rich then you will fall into temptation and a snare; for the love of money is the root of all evil and those who covet it have erred from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. However, as children of God the Lord advises us to flee from greed, lust of the flesh and the eyes and the pride of life and follow after righteousness, Godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness. Why settle for the unsatisfying things of this world when you can have better in heaven. Fight the good fight of faith and lay claim to eternal life.

1 Timothy 6:6 tells us that Godliness with contentment is great gain. The Bible tells us in Matthew 6:33 to seek God first. 1 Timothy 6:11 tells us to follow after righteousness, Godliness, faith, and love, and not after the things of the world that leads to death. What profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul? Or what will a man gain in exchange for his soul (Matthew 16:26). Then Hebrews 2:3 asks, “How shall you escape fire and brimstone (hell) if you neglect so great a salvation?

The world will pass away with its lust, but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever (1 John 2:17).

When you really know God, you will become an overcomer, and when you accept Jesus you become more than a conqueror.

If you don’t know God or His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, it will be the greatest thing you ever do.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.