YOUR FOCUS

What are you focusing on? Who are you trying to impress? Most of us love earthly things and if you don’t then you are on the wrong planet, because you must love something on this planet. Be it the moon, the stars, food, people, cars, and the list goes on. There is a lot of things in this world that we love, and our Creator made it all beautiful and lovely for us to enjoy them, for us to be happy, not sad, for us to be content, not greedy and also not to worship. So who or what has taken our focus off of God?

Are we so consumed and over powered by greed and lust for the things of this world that our undivided attention is on what we want and can get, that we lose focus of the God who gave us everything, of His commandments, of His love, so much that we can’t even spend an hour with Him much less a day. We forget that we were only supposed to work for six days and give Him one out of the seven. And you wonder why your life is a living hell, why your prayers aren’t answered, why you can’t catch a break, well let me break it to you, God spends time with people who spends time with Him. He (God) will notice you when you notice Him, He will recognise you, when you recognise Him. Where is your focus ?

Matthew 6:22-23 tells us that, ‘The lamp of the body is the eye…’therefore, if all you see is good, then your life would be good. However, if all you see is bad then your life will be bad. So again I ask where is your focus? Sin can only come into our lives if we allow it and the only way it comes in is through the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life which we see in 1 John 2:16. It’s only when we see the things of the world and desire them over everything, even God, that we are captivated by sin. When you focus on the things of the world you lose sight of God and that does not make Him happy.

Normally it’s the things we perceive as valuable and desirable over everything else will get us into serious trouble, allow us to make the wrong choices, and lead us down the path of destruction, which cost us our jobs, family, friends, and relationship with God. Which will drive you crazy and leave you in a state of devastation that leads to deterioration and ultimately death. In these last days we need to focus more on the creator of the universe, more than the things He created, time is running out. Stop looking at the things you can get or achieve in this world, and get right with God.

When you focus on the things of this world, instead of heavenly things; then your choice is the devil instead of God, and hell instead of heaven, but you have a chance right now to change all that. Just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. Then you will see your way clearly and love the God who made it all possible. To God be the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to deliver this message to His children. May the God of all grace and mercies keep, nourish, and guide you until the return of His only begotten son Jesus Christ. May His light shine upon you and give you peace, in Jesus name, Amen.

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LOVE AND SERVE

Who you love and who you serve determines the outcome of your life on earth and in the future. We need to be mindful and look carefully at all the delicacies of this world that the devil is dangling before our eyes, that is allowing us to take our eyes off the Creator. Most of us have allowed the lust of the eyes to make us want and desire the things of the world so much that we don’t see God. The lust of the flesh lures us into activities and acts that displeases God. It is pride of life that got the devil doomed for hell and has got us looking at ourselves instead of God.  By succumbing to the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life we end up pleasing ourselves instead of God, which is not loving or serving Him.

For most of us prayers are not answered and we don’t get the desires of our hearts, because we don’t faithfully and earnestly obey His commandments. In these latter days the most important commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and to serve Him in the same manner (Deuteronomy 11:13). The key command here is to love and serve, with your heart, and not lip service. Matthew 15:8-9 tells us,

“These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; And in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”

People have failed to realize that the devil has turned up the desires, wants, and cravings of the things of the world to the point where it’s irresistible. It has come to the point where most people (if not all) are thinking of self, and what we want instead of what God wants; which is idolizing ourselves and the things of the world over the Creator of everything. Listen, you can’t serve two masters. Matthew 6:24 says,

“No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other, you can’t serve God and money ( or things).”

And that’s the truth, whether you like it or not.

God wants us to have nice things. People love to say, “Of course He does, and I am one of the first ones who will join the line for those nice things.” But God did not tell us to love the things He gives us more than Him, nor put it before Him, because then you will not be serving and loving Him as you should. In 1 John 2:15 God was specific and precise in His message, which says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world; If any man love the world, the love of the Father(God) is not in Him.” If you want to debate that, then go talk to God. He said it. I just follow and repeat it.

When you desperately want and desire the things of the world it becomes an idol that lures us from God, because we are never satisfied so it occupies our thoughts, our time, our love, and service for God, and all it does is kindle His anger and wrath. Then you want to wonder why God allows certain things to happen, well stop wondering, you got the answer, you have awakened His anger, and triggered off His wrath. Listen if you are His child and get caught up in His wrath you have nothing to fear if you are loving and serving Him wholeheartedly. The rain falls on the just, and the unjust (Matthew 5:45). And as a child of God you know where you are going. There is no need to be troubled, because Jesus went to prepare a place for us, as we read in John 14:2.

When disaster hits you like a ton of bricks, you better put on the belt of truth, and examine yourself from head to toe, to make sure you are in right standing with God. Check your surroundings and the people around you, just to make sure everyone is on the right path, and not inviting unwanted guests in God’s presence. Listen, you don’t want to be left out in the cold all alone, because the fire will burn you if you don’t turn your life around. Don’t be stupid believing that because God said, He will never leave or forsake you, that He is going to follow you where it is not Holy or righteous, especially if you don’t love or serve Him.

God does not go where He is not welcome. When He shows up the devil has to flee. So for Him to work with and on you. You need to be washed by the blood of the Lamb that was slain for us. It takes repentance and the acceptance of the Lamb, God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ who came to take away the sins of the world, and did. For starters go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. All praises, glory, honor, and thanks go to, our Eternal King, our Immortal King, the invisible, and only wise God who has used me, His humble servant to minister to His children. May He give us all the spiritual tools necessary to receive his word in Jesus name, amen.

HATERS / VENGEANCE

Isn’t it amazing how some people will go out of their way to try to hurt, destroy, or harm you by whatever means necessary. Yet they fail to realize, that all they are really doing is destroying themselves and their credibility, not only with others but also with God. If you are a child of God, walking in righteousness, and obedience to God, then the battle is no longer ours it is God’s. The verbal and physical abuse, the criticism, backbiting, and complains all go directly to God, and He handles them, because He cares for His children.

People who deliberately and maliciously try to destroy you, who throw dirt at you, are the devils assassins whose purpose is to kill, steal, and destroy us. In John 10:10 he is called a thief and his only intentions is to take your joy and peace. Listen, if you don’t allow them to come near you they can’t harm you or steal anything from you. David says it like this in Psalm 91:5-7, you should not be afraid of the terror by night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that walked in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday,because a thousand shall fall at thy side and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come near you.

The Lord want us to be strong and courageous, not to be dismayed or afraid, not to feel rejected, not to breed hatred, because the Lord is with us and He fights our battles. The battle is never ours once we become children of God, 1 Samuel 17:47, 2 Chronicles 20:15 and 2 Chronicles 32:7-8 confirms this. Our enemy is the devil and he uses people who are close to you or affiliated with you to do his evil deeds. But if you are submitted to God, the devil will flee (James 4:7). Satan is no match for God and Jesus came and prove it. So there is no reason for us to allow him (the devil) to defeat us, when God gave us the victory through His son (Jesus Christ).

As much as we would love to hate our enemies and administer our own punishment, justice and vengeance belongs only to God, and He tells us to love them and leave the vengeance to Him. Deuteronomy 32:35 and Psalm 94:1 confirms this statement. However, my favorite is Hebrews 10:30-31 which says,”For we know Him  who said,’vengeance is mine, I will repay.’ says the Lord; and again the Lord will judge his people; It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Trust me you don’t want God to administer punishment on you, especially if you trouble one of His children, so haters go bother someone else before God releases His wrath on you.

Listen, no one ever wins when they go up against God, the devil tried and failed and was kicked out of heaven (Luke 10:18), and is now waiting for his final resting place, which is the lake of fire (hell)(Revelation 20:10). If you don’t want to join the devil in hell, then take this opportunity to turn your life around.

 Just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions, it will be the best day of your life. Now go and live in righteousness and study God’s word. For further studies and information on God’s word read the Bible. All praises, glory, honor, and thanks be to God for using me to minister this message to His lost children. May He give you the spiritual wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to receive this message and grow in grace and love until He returns for us, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.