OUR GOOD SHEPHERD  

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.  But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.  The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.  I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.  As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.  And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd”. (John 10:10‭-‬16 NKJV).

“The Lord  is  my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever”. (Psalms 23:1‭-‬6 NKJV).

“‘For thus says the Lord God : “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God “. (Ezekiel 34:11‭-‬15 NKJV).

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LIVING  IN GOD’S  ABUNDANCE  

ABUNDANT LIVING

Having and Living the Abundant Life
John 10:10 Jesus said: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it MORE ABUNDANTLY.
Galatians 3:13-14
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…
14 That the (ABUNDANT) BLESSING of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ…
+In looking for the manifestation of the ABUNDANT BLESSINGS in our lives…
1. What happens if our Faith is not strong enough to obtain it?
2. What happens if our Wisdom is not Enough to Manage it?
3. What happens if our capacity is not enough to accommodate it?
+Just simply ask the Lord in prayer to strengthen and keep you in faith so your faith will not fail.
+Ask the Lord for His Wisdom to manage the ABUNDANCE that’s coming to you.
+ Ask the Lord to increase your capacity to receive His ABUNDANCE.

LISTEN

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”. (2 Peter 1:2‭-‬11 NKJV).

REMEMBER THIS

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever”.{Psalms 23:6}
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

IF YOU SEE IT,AND LOVE IT,PUT A RING ON IT

“Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with  her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with  Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who  is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s”. (1 Corinthians 6:13‭-‬20 NKJV).

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.(Matthew 7:6 NKJV).

LET THE WORD EMPOWER YOU

Speak the Word ONLY

+You can speak the word of God into your situation and change for the better will take place.

+Again this is why it is so important to study the Word of God so we can know what to speak in every situation.

Mark 11:22-23

22 And Jesus answering says unto them, Have faith in God.

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; HE SHALL HAVE WHATSOEVER HE SAYS.

+God our Heavenly Father uses this was Principle also.

Isaiah 55:11

So shall my word be that goes 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.

+Remember continually to speak in faith what the Word of God says, and the promises of God will manifest in our lives. Amen!
Matthew 8:5-8
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a Centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick, a paralytic, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus said unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The Centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: BUT SPEAK THE WORD ONLY, and my servant shall be healed.
+Because of Centurion’s Trust and Confidence in Jesus, verse 10 Jesus said of the Centurion that he had GREAT FAITH.
+And In verse 13 Jesus said unto the centurion, Go your way; and as you have believed, so be it done unto you. And his servant was healed in the same hour.
+May you Faith, Trust and Confidence in the Lord be even greater than the Centurion’s Faith, and May you experience even Greater results for the Glory of God and for your Victory in The Almighty Name of Jesus Christ! Amen!

Matthew 9:20-22
20 And, behold, a woman, who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21 FOR SHE SAID WITHIN HERSELF, IF I MAY BUT TOUCH HIS GARMENT, I SHALL BE WHOLE.
22 But Jesus turned about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
+This woman spoke the words of FAITH and HEALING to herself, and then she acted upon the Word by touching the hem of the garment of Jesus, and she got healed.
+Sometimes we can speak the Word of God and the problem will be solved. Other times we have to speak the Word and take an act of Faith. Amen!
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our faith, trust and confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

WHERE IS THE LOVE

Love is always Holy, Righteous and True.

1 John 4:20

If a man says, I LOVE God, and that man HATES his brother, he is a LIAR: for he that LOVES NOT his brother whom he has seen, how can he LOVE God whom he has NOT seen?

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you”. (John 15:9‭-‬14 NKJV).

-Why MUST we LOVE one another? Because God COMMANDED us to do so.

John 13:34

A NEW COMMANDMENT I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you…

-Loving one another is not an option. It’s a COMMANDMENT of God!

-No one has to pre-qualify in order to get the Love of God from us. As Children of God Love is who we are and Love is what we do.

-In the ACT of LOVE God reveals Himself to the giver and to the recipient.

-When God reveals Himself in the ACT of LOVE, things will always change for the better because God is Love and Love never fails.

Love and Correction

Proverb 27:5

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Proverb 9:8-9

…rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser…

Proverb 3:11-12

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loves he corrects…

Hebrews 12:7-8

If all of you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons…

But if all of you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are all of you bastards, and not sons.

-Continue to be wise, disciplined and mature when receiving the corrections, rebukes and chastening of the Lord. Its for our betterment and, His loves towards us.

+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to Jesus be all the glory. Amen

This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.

Philippians 1:9-10

My Prayer…

Gracious and Almighty God, teach me your ways and give me your heart as I strive to not only love you, but to know your will and have insight into your ways. Help me to know the best things to do today and use my time in the best way possible to live out your will in my work, with my family, among my friends, and especially before those who do not know Christ as their Savior. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord I pray.

Amen.

IT’S  TIME  

“To everything there  is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what  is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace”. (Ecclesiastes 3:1‭-‬8 NKJV).

It’s  time  to  bury your fears , and weaknesses , because  the Bible said,”For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”( 2  Timothy 1:7 NKJV).

It’s  to bury your anxieties ,because  God said,

 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are  noble, whatever things are  just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are  lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there  is any virtue and if there  is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things”. ( Philippians 4:6‭-‬8 NKJV).

AN INVITATION  TO ABUNDANT LIFE

“Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you— The sure mercies of David. Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord , And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon”.(Isaiah 55:3‭, ‬6‭-‬7 NKJV).

“We then, as  workers together with  Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things”. (2 Corinthians 6:1‭-‬10 NKJV).

““Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”. (Matthew 6:31‭-‬34 NKJV).

IN CONCLUSION  

“Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was  it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was  it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief”.(Hebrews 3:12‭-‬19 NKJV).