BLESSED WITHOUT A CLUE

DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BLESSED?

I wonder how many people out there are blessed and don’t have a clue that they are, because they spend half their lives looking at the world’s standards or opinions of a blessed person. Most people fail to realize the you can have a million dollars and all the trimmings that go with it; like cars, houses and the whole works and they are not as blessed as the person with nothing. What’s your definition of a blessed person? Someone with money, yet unhealthy is not blessed. Someone with money and no one to enjoy it with is not blessed, yes you maybe able to buy a few friends but they are not authentic friends, because when the money runs out, they will be running with it.

One dictionary says a blessed person is one who enjoys happiness, or enjoys the bliss of heaven. However, Jesus’ sermon on the mount, called the Beatitudes shows us who  God considers as blessed. In Matthew 5:3-12, the Amplified Bible says it best.

Blessed (happy, and spiritually prosperous, with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

 Blessed and enviably happy (a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor, and His matchless grace) are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek (the mild, patient, and long sufferers) for they shall inherit the earth; Psalm 37:11 confirms this statement.

Blessed, and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (where the born-again child of God, true Christians enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger  and thirst for righteousness (those who are upright, and  in right standing with God) for they shall be completely satisfied. Blessed are the merciful (those who show compassion for others), for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart (no bitterness, anger, etc.) for they will see God.

 Blessed are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted (ridiculed, jeered, imprisoned, etc) for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake, just rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Jesus’ list did not consist of people with money, because most of them are too busy making and counting it, they forget about God. So their money has replaced the God who made it and made it possible for them to have it. God is the one who gives us the power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18), but it was not given to replace Him. There is nothing wrong with wealth, it’s just that you can’t let it replace God. The money can’t buy your blessings, health or your way into heaven, but it will send you to hell if you allow it to control you. There are so many people who are blessed without a clue, because they don’t read the Bible, which gives you a list of all the blessed people. Here is a few then you can find the rest. Jeremiah 17:7 says, Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. Psalm 1:1-2 says, Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful, but His delight is in the law of the Lord, in which he meditates day and night.

One of my favorite is Psalm 32:1-2, which says, Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered; Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit

Now that’s what I consider blessed, and I prefer being on God’s blessed side than to be on the cursed side. Being blessed means I am heaven bound, are you? You could be too, start by going to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. In Jesus name may God lead you to a Bible believing, Holy Spirit filled church. For more instructions and teachings read the Bible;”>Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God, Our Savior, be glory, honor, praise, and thanks for using me His humble servant to relay this message to His children. To Him be dominion and power, both now and forever, in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

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FREE GIFTS ARE GOOD

People love to say that anything that is for free is not good. That’s a lie, because salvation is free and it is good. Jesus paid for it with  His life so you and I can have it for free. To me that is an expensive gift that is already paid for. Don’t allow the devil to give you the things of this world, that will be useless in the end, because it’s only temporary, but salvation is for life. Capitalize on this opportunity. Go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and accept your free gift, it’s worth it in the end.

Most of us blame Adam and Eve for our sinful nature,yet most of us are in the same predicament,and are making the same wrong choices and decisions that Adam and Eve made in the garden of Eden (Genesis 3). However,it always frustrates God to see His best creation in His image and likeness(Genesis 1 :26) be separated from Him. Therefore to redeem us and bridge the gap between us, it had to be someone divine and supernatural,because no earthly sacrifice was suitable or sufficient,so He had to send His only begotten son  Jesus (John 3 : 16-17),without a doubt He was the perfect one,pure and without sin.

In Romans 3 : 23-25 we learn that all have sinned and come short of God’s glory,and the only way to God is by His grace through the redemptive work of His son Jesus Christ,whom God presented as a suitable sacrifice of atonement through faith in His blood. So since Jesus completely satisfied the just demands of a Holy God for judgement on sin,by His death on the cross,it opens the  channels of communication between man and God,which makes us accessible to Him.Now to take advantage of such a privilege,we must go through the proper procedure or steps,and one of them is salvation. Do you know what salvation is ?

Salvation is the transformation of a person’s individual nature and relationship with God.To simplify it for those who don’t get it, you must change from doing wrong to doing right,evil to good,hate to love,sinful to sinless.This require a human decision as we read this in John 3:17-18,”For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world,but that the world through Him might be saved,He who believes in Him is not condemned,but he who does not believe is condemned already” John 3:36 and 1 Peter 2:4-8 are supporting scriptures. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ,and it’s not of ourselves,but the gift of God,and certainly not of works lest anyone should boast (Ephesians 2: 8-9);Then Titus 3:5 reminds us,that it’s not by works of righteousness,which we have done,but it is according to God’s mercy.

Salvation is a step by step process, First you need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ as we read in Romans 10 :11 -17 “Faith comes by hearing,and hearing by the word of God….”.Then we must  faith,then put our faith into action by believing in Jesus Christ as seen in Romans 1:16-17 and Romans 8 :34. Next we confess faith in Jesus as seen in Romans 10: 8-10,then repent of your sins as we see in Romans 2 :4-5 and Romans 6 :1-2,next we get baptized in Christ as we see in Romans 6 :3-4.By this you should be getting acquainted with your Bible,because to get close to God you must read it and follow His guidelines to Godly living and Romans 12 : 1-2 tells us how to start,it reads ” I beseech you therefore,brethren, by the mercies of God ,that you present your bodies a living sacrifice,holy,and acceptable to God ,which is your reasonable service,and do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”.There it is all in black and white.

Salvation is free,so if you want it ,go get it,because only Jesus Christ alone can let you have it,because He is the only way,the truth about Gods existence,love and mercies,and more,He is the only one who can guarantee you eternal life John 4:16 spells it out,so what are you waiting for,go get the best free gift you will ever get;As I stated in the beginning go to the top of this blog,click the salvation page and follow the instructions.To God be the glory ,praise,honor and thanks for using me to share this with you.

REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

If you can’t think of twenty-four things that God has done for you, that you are thankful for at the end of the day, then you are dead because dead men tell no tales, and can’t say thank you. If you have nothing to thank Him for, then you are not of this world and you belong in the underworld. Stop and think of ten things or reasons to give God thanks. Allow me to help you get started:

  1. He woke you up. It doesn’t matter what time but He did, and remember He didn’t have to, don’t get it wrong or twisted you could not do it on your own.
  2. Second, He gave you breath. Without it you can’t breathe, smell or do anything. Trust me it’s a loan because He can take it back at anytime, which simply means you are dead or will be in a millisecond.
  3. Third, He clothed you in your right mind. In other words you are not mentally incompetent, where you can’t even help yourself. Did you take that for granted? Ephesians 5:20 tells us to give thanks always for all things unto God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  4. The fourth thing is, are all your body parts operational or functional? That is something to thank Him for, because many people don’t, yet what you take for granted many people wish they had. Can you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch without difficulty or not at all.

These are just simple things most people take for granted, and are ungrateful of because they fail to realize that it’s all a part of God’s love, grace, mercy and favor to us through Jesus Christ His son. Let’s add a few other things to be thankful for, a job, food, shelter, clothing, a car, children, a spouse, and so many other things. But we are so caught up and consumed with the things we don’t have, we forget to thank Him for the things we do have. It’s like the guy complaining about his old shoes, till he sees someone with no shoes happily singing and skipping down the road, before he realize he has more to be thankful for. If you are a child of God, you have plenty to be thankful for, and we can boldly say, “But thanks be to God for giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57

After you compile your list of the things you should be thankful for, make a list of how many times you thanked Him, and compare them both. Now, who do you think loves who the most? Despite our un-gratefulness, God still provides for us. Despite of how unthankful we are, He still wakes us up, and showers us with these luxury items we take for granted.

However, if you have nothing to thank God for, then you are not living or alive; as I said earlier dead men can’t talk. I must tell you the truth, God desires and deserves more than your thanks, He wants you to live forever, to praise, and glorify Him. It is not His wish that any should perish with the devil in the pit of hell, burning with worms eating you alive. So why don’t you give Him your life, your time, your heart, and your soul, so that your final destination will be a blessing and not a curse, something to be thankful for, instead of having regrets. God has blessed us so many times since we were born, if we should add up the things He has done for us till now, it would surpass our present age. Think about it: His grace, mercies, unlimited and unmerited favors, countless blessings seen and unseen, the list goes on. Let me repeat, if you have nothing to thank God for then you are not His child, you belong to the devil and your destination is hell.

Do you want your final destination to be heaven? Then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions. It will be the best thing you ever do. PLEASE don’t stop there ask God to guide you to a Bible believing Church to fellowship with others in the Body of Christ. Once you have accepted Christ you are in the body of Christ and you are part of the family.

 Now unto the King, Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the only wise God be all glory, praise honor, and thanks for using me to share this message with His children.

IS IT YOUR TIME?

Why not meet your maker before you meet the undertaker? You never know when it’s your time to die. No matter how many funerals people attend, sickness they overcome, or deaths they see they never get the message; that one day, that dead body will be theirs. The question is do you know where you are going? What have you done to make sure you end up on the right side and in the right place? Do you even care where you end up? Do you even believe that there is a God? One thing for sure is that the time to believe and accept God’s gift of His only begotten Son is now, because you don’t know when it’s your time to die. Why anyone would take that chance and gamble with their future doesn’t make much sense. Why must you play russian roulette with your life when you know the consequences is eternal death.

What will it take? How long must He wait? Trust me, even though God is full of grace, mercy and compassion He will not wait on you forever. Even though He is a limitless God, that doesn’t mean your time is limitless. Psalm 32:10 says, “Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.” Then Hebrews 2:2-3 tells us, “For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…” Listen if God is calling you, then it’s your time. “Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts as in provocation”  Hebrews 3:15.

You better meet your maker before you meet the undertaker it’s your time to come boldly before the throne of grace, to obtain mercy….( Hebrews 4:16)

The opportunity is yours to choose and live for God through His only begotten son Jesus Christ. Just go to the top of this blog and click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. It will be the best thing you ever did. However, don’t stop there find a God-fearing, Jesus believing, and Holy ghost filled church where you can fellowship and grow. I also recommend for further studies and information on the infallible and unadulterated word of God just read the Bible. May God give you the spiritual wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to receive His word and obey it.

Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the Immortal, Invisible, the Only Wise God be glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to deliver this message to His children. Let those who have an ear, hear and listen to what the Spirit of the Lord has to say, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

PERCEPTION

How do you see yourself? As an ordinary person or an extra-ordinary person, as natural or super-natural, as wise or foolish. Most people view themselves as others see them, as educated, rich and famous, or as a low life uneducated bum, but the only one we should be worried or concerned about is God, and how He sees us. God doesn’t care how we look, how much education we have, what size we are, nor where we are from, He just loves us and gave His son for us. God did not look at color, creed or nationality when He sent Jesus Christ; He was not concerned about your bank account, nor your status, He sent Jesus to save not condemn. So, why is that so hard for some to see and understand.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life, for God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” –  John 3:16-17  

Do you believe this or don’t you? Do you see yourself accepting the fact that Jesus did come and die for your sins or don’t you? Where do you see yourself going, to heaven or hell? Do you even see yourself dying? Where are you going when and if you should die? In John 14:6, it tells us that, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and no one goes to God except through Him. So how does your future look now that you hear the truth?

Are you interested in getting to know God by accepting Jesus Christ? Then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. In Jesus name may God lead you to a Bible believing, Holy Spirit filled church. For your development, growth, and for studies and more teachings on God’s word read the Bible Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God, Our Savior, be glory, honor, praise, and thanks for using me His humble servant to relay this message to His children. To Him be dominion and power, both now and forever, in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

2011 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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THANK YOU LORD

Those of us who live to see 2012, have so much to give God thanks for. We need to thank God for waking us up each day, for every trial and storm He brought us through, for every mountain, for every valley that has the shadow of death; for every evil  and disappointment that He turned into good. I don’t know what you want to do or are going to do but I give Him all the glory, the praise, and the thanks, because one thing I am certain about is that, God always finishes what He starts. He that begin a good work in you, will perform it to the end, it’s written  in the Bible. Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  The Bible said it.I believe it. So that settles it. GOD WILL SEE ME THROUGH 2012 LIKE HE DID ALL THE OTHER YEARS. SO MY HOPE, MY TRUST, AND CONFIDENCE IS BUILT ON ONLY JESUS CHRIST FOR 2012. Don’t forget John 14:6, Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.'” Again the Bible said it, I believe it,that settles it. DO YOU BELIEVE?