SO NEAR, YET SO FAR

Most people think they are so near to God, yet they are so far away; while others think that they are so good, that their place in Heaven is secured. Did you know that confession is really good for the soul? Let me remind you of what God says in the Bible, “Wherefore, let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” – 1 Corinthians 10:12 Not everyone who claims to be religious is going to heaven because they are not living right, so God’s message is, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot. So then, because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked,” – Revelation 3:15-17 Is this you? So near, yet so far away.

One thing you must realize is that when we don’t confess our sins and turn from our wicked and evil ways, you especially Christians you become weak and miserable, then your bones grow old through groaning all day long, and the longer you wait to confess, your burdens and stress of unconfessed sins will get heavier, because you keep on adding to it, and your strength evaporates like water, instead of just confessing and erasing it all. God says, in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful, and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Why should you confess and change? God does not work with filthy and unclean people, because He is Holy.

Listen to what He says in Isaiah 64:6-7, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away, and there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee; for thou hast hidden thy face from us, and hath consumed us, because of our iniquities. But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter, and we all are the work of thy hand. Be not exceedingly angry, O Lord, neither remember our iniquity forever; behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.”   Are you one of the ones who thinks you are so near, yet far from God? Then it’s time to change your status.

They say confession is good for the soul. This is so true, because, when you can come to the full realization that you can’t hide anything from God, and start confessing your sins instead of trying to hide them, then you will be in right standing and on good terms with God. God knows all the skeletons in your closet, so you better confess and clear it out, before the people you don’t want to know finds them. Confess your sins so God can dump them in the sea of forgetfulness, and you can proudly say, “There is, therefore, now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1 Can you say that? Or are you still so near but far away? It’s time to get it right, we are living in the last days. The perilous times are upon us, read  2 Timothy 3:1.

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God for He will abundantly pardon.” – Isaiah 55:6-7 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all” – Psalm 34 :19 Are you in that category or far from it? Do you think you are close to God, yet your actions put you at a distance? Then change all that today. Go to the top of this blog, and click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions. Then, instead of being far, you can be close.

To God be the glory, praise, honor and thanks for using me to inform you this day. May His Holy Spirit give you the necessary tools needed to grasp and act on His words. And I by the power given to me in Matthew 18:18 and Luke 10:19, I bind the hand of the enemy and its forces, who try to steal this word, and blind your eyes, and harden your heart from receiving this truth and acting upon it. I ask God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to 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.

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BE CAREFUL

Be careful of people who come into your life who think they have all the right answers to liberate you from all your problems, yet they themselves are not liberated. What works for you might not necessarily work for me, because God made us all uniquely different. The things I go through may kill you or the things you endure may kill me, but God tells each and every one of us individually that His grace is sufficient and His strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Why people like to play the role of God, just doesn’t make any sence. You can’t pull no one out of their mess, only God can, and all they have to do is ask Him, and go relax, because when you least expect it, God will pull you out.

When we look at the above scripture it did not say your friends grace, and strength, nor your parents, neither your spouse, or even the psychologists strength, it says, “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. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” The Lord has armed us with strength for the battle, and have subdued those who rose up against us (Psalms 18:39).

However, the most important thing to remember is that the battle is not ours it is the Lord’s (2 Chronicles 20:15). Don’t ever forget that because of Jesus we are more than conquerors, as we see in Romans 8:35-39, “What shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep, for the slaughter, nay, in  all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that love us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come; Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Don’t allow people who don’t have a righteous relationship with God to even whisper in your ears, because that spirit is not of God, so it’s intention is to deceive you, and put you in a situation worse off than where you are. If you read your Bible you will find all the answers you need on life or about life and every circumstance. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba Father. The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God; and if children, then heirs— heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ — if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worth to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” – Romans 8:14-18

Would you like to receive Jesus and confess Him as Lord? If so, just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions.

To God be the glory, praise, honor and thanks for using me to inform you this day. May His Holy Spirit give you the necessary tools needed to grasp and act on His words. And I by the power given to me in Matthew 18:18 and Luke 10:19, I bind the hand of the enemy and its forces, who try to steal this word, and blind your eyes, and harden your heart from receiving this truth and acting upon it. I ask God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to 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.

YOUR DESIRES

You can have whatever your heart desires, regardless of what your circumstances are. The question is: Are you willing to invest the time, and effort that is required to get what your heart desires? Do you have the necessary faith, commitment, and patience to see your desires manifested? God says, you can have whatever your heart desires, do you believe it? Then it’s settled. So claim it and receive it. God’s word says,” Delight thyself also  in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” However, to receive the desires of your heart, you must  “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass” (Psalms 37 :4-5). How do you expect to get your hearts desires, if you do not commit your way unto Him, remember His ways are not like ours as, He distinctively points that out to us in  Isaiah 55:8-9.

To receive the desires of your heart you must have faith, trust, and confidence in the only God, who is the giver of your heart desires and more. Because, it is written in the contract, called the  Holy Bible, which in  Hebrews 11:6 tells us, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God, must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” And if you are still not convinced then let me take you to Matthew 6:33, which says,”But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things (your desires) shall be added unto you.” Do you still want your hearts desires? Then that’s a few of the rules and regulations you have to follow. You didn’t for one minute think you were going to get it without earning it, did you?

People don’t want to hear the level of commitment and sacrifice it takes to get your heart desires. But you will get them as long as it’s in accordance with God’s plans and will for your life, because He tells us in Jeremiah 29:11-13,For  I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you, and ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”  Did you really expect to benefit or be the recipient of God’s good and perfect gifts, without being committed or faithful to Him, without even acknowledging His existence, His power and presence?

To get your hearts desires you must, present your bodies as a living sacrifice, Holy, and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service; And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove, what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God, this is written in Romans 12:1-2. What are your true desires? Is it as Colossians 3:1-6 states, “If ye, then, be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth….Mortify, therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness (which is idolatry). For which things the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience.” Do you love the things of the world more than you love God?

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world the love of the father is not in him; For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2: 15 -16. We have to abide by God’s commandments in Hebrews 13:5, which tells us, “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.” Do you have what you need, yet you are greedy for more? Then your heart desires will not be met. So let’s be obedient to God’s word and set our hearts on the treasures above, because if you want the earthly things more than the heavenly things then, the desires of your heart will never be met. You can change all that by going to the top of this blog, clicking on to the salvation page, and following the instructions, and make sure that Eternal Life through Jesus Christ is the top desire of your heart.

The more you praise, worship and thank God, the better your chances, of having the desires of your heart, because you have made Him your desire, He will fulfil His promises of rewarding you, through the acceptance and acknowledgement of His only begotten Son, you have nothing to lose but plenty to gain when you accept Jesus Christ. I give God all the glory, praise, honor and thanks for using me to deliver this message, to His children, I pray that this word, which is quick and powerful will destroy, and bind every hindrance and plot of the enemy of this word from reaching its intended people and I ask God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to loose the Holy Spirit to deliver this word and all the others that is of God, to its intended people in the omnipotent Name  of Jesus Christ. Amen.

CAN YOU FOLLOW DIRECTIONS?

Can you really follow directions? Whose directions are you following? Let me simplify it for those who can’t and those who think they can follow. There is Mapquest, Google and God, and still, most people find it very difficult to follow directions. Even with life and death situations, they like to follow their gut or instinct even their so-called intellect, which nine times out of ten leads them in the wrong direction, or down the wrong path. We have a book full of directions and most people don’t read it, while others read it and don’t follow or obey its directions and instructions. It’s like a navigation system telling you to go right and you go left, then you wonder why you are lost. To live in this world with its ups and downs, wars, and all kinds of sins we do need a navigator to lead and direct us to God and Jesus was the one.

The Holy Bible is full of directions on everything in life, yet most people don’t acknowledge it, don’t read it and worst of all they don’t obey it. The only book in the world that is full of wisdom, knowledge and understanding we refuse to read it, that’s why God told Hosea that people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). The  Bible is the unadulterated word of God, created to direct us to His truth, it was not altered, even though men try to come up with all types of disputes, and fallacies because the devil prompt them to cause confusion and division so they can’t see the truth. One person wanted to prove to me that Jesus was black, my answer to him was what difference does it make, what color He was, no other person made the sacrifice on the cross, but Him, and He came and died for everyone, and give us an opportunity to be right with God. Jesus did not come to call the righteous and the know it all, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32).

Lets get back to directions and following them. It says in the Bible that, A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps (Proverbs 16:9). So why are you going ahead with your plans? What’s God’s plans?  Only God knows where you are going, so you better ask Him first, before you make a move. The truth and fact of the matter is that, the steps of the Godly are directed by the Lord and He delights in every detail of their lives, and even if they stumble they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand (Psalms 37:23-24). He also tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6, that we should, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.” That sounds like some solid and sound directions to me, which leads me to ask, why aren’t you following them?

Why are we getting lost and going down the wrong path? Is it because we are following man’s direction instead of God’s. Long before there was a road map, Mapquest, Google, and navigational systems there was the Bible, and if we allow God’s word to be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalms 119:105), we will never be lost again if we allow God’s proven navigational system to guide us. If God didn’t show you where to go, and where are you going, then to obey Him is better than sacrificing your life to the lost department. We have a whole lot of witnesses who were God directed in Hebrews 11. So why are we going in the wrong directions? Is it because we have taken our eyes off of our creator to follow our own lust? Are we distracted? Have we lost complete focus of the future? Are we following and running after the things He created, instead of following His direction?

Hebrews 12:1-2 advises us, “Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” 

Would you like to receive Jesus and confess Him as Lord? If so, just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions.

To God be the glory, praise, honor and thanks for using me to inform you this day. May His Holy Spirit give you the necessary tools needed to grasp and act on His words. And I by the power given to me in Matthew 18:18 and Luke 10:19, I bind the hand of the enemy and its forces, who try to steal this word, and blind your eyes, and harden your heart from receiving this truth and acting upon it. I ask God, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly host to deliver this message safely to whomever God intended it to reach, because it will not return to Him void, but will accomplish what it is meant to do, in the omnipotent name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

YOU CAN’T

There are things in life that you just can’t get without doing certain things. You can’t get the right job without the right qualifications, you can’t get the qualifications without an education; you can’t get educated without going to school. The main thing I would like you to know is that, you can’t get to God without going through Jesus, which means you can’t get everlasting life without accepting Jesus, you can’t accept Jesus without confessing that you are a sinner and want to repent or turn from your sins; you can’t get forgiven of your sins, if you can’t confess that you are a sinner, in order to be saved. You can’t get to heaven unless you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and that He is the only begotten son of God. John 3:16 confirms that He is the Son of God and John 14:6 confirms that He is the way. What is it, you can’t believe or you won’t believe?

You can’t go to hell if you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, that is Holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service (Romans 12:1-2). The devil can’t win the battle over your mind if you cast down all imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). You can’t survive in this spiritual warfare as a child of God if you don’t put your whole armor of God on, located in Ephesians 6:11-17. You can’t chase the devil away until you resist him, and submit to God, by drawing nearer to God so He can draw closer to you as we see in James 4:7.

You can’t access your power and authority, or use your keys to retrieve your gifts that the enemy stole if you are not living in righteousness, that Jesus gave back to us (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus shows us in Luke 3:21-22 that because He had the word of God in Him when the enemy came with his proposals, that would lead to sin by twisting God’s words, He told him what was written by God, because He had studied to show Himself approved by God, so that He could rightly divide the word of truth.(Read 2 Timothy 2:15)  Are you doing the same? You can’t use the Omnipotent Name of Jesus unless you know Him. Do you know Him? Do you want to know Him? THEN DON’T DELAY! GO TO THE TOP OF THIS BLOG AND CLICK ON TO THE SALVATION PAGE. THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AND HAVE ACCESS TO GOD AND HIS BENEFITUAL PROMISES IN THE BIBLE.

To God be the glory, praise, honor and thanks for using me to inform you this day, may His Holy Spirit give you the necessary tools needed to grasp and act on His words. And I by the power given to me in Matthew 18:18 and Luke 10:19, I bind the hand of the enemy and its forces, who try to steal this word, and blind your eyes, and harden your heart from receiving this truth and acting upon it, and I loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly host to deliver this message safely to whomever God intended it to reach, because it will not return to Him void, but will accomplish what it is meant to do, in the omnipotent name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

WHICH WAY TO TURN?

Have you ever gotten to a turning point or crossroad in your life and wondered where to turn? Life has dealt you a few setbacks and some devastating blows, and now you are older and wiser, but the economy is not looking good, you are one paycheck from broke, or like others you have lost your job, home, car and even your spouse, or you lost a loved one. This is the time when you find out what you are made of and the tough gets going; this is not the time to give up or throw in the towel. Some like to say the fat lady sings, but  the only time the fat lady sings is at your funeral, and if you are reading this it means you are not dead. So, the big question is who do you turn to when you’re facing a setback or when you’re at your turning point? Politicians don’t have the answer or the solution, some of your friends and family members are the last folks you want to turn to or look to for advise or help; So my advise is to do like David said in Psalms 121.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills; from whence cometh my help? My help cometh from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; He who keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, He who keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; He shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, even for evermore.”

There is your answer to your prayers, that’s the only way out of your mess, turning to God is the only way out. The Bible has all the promises and is the only book that points the way to God. Are you ready to seek the only way to turn?

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,” –  Hosea 4:6 

 This message  spoken years ago is also for us today; Then when we look in Ezekiel 18:20 – 24 which says, “The soul that sinneth, it shall die, the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surly live, he shall not die…” Now you see the only way out is God, and the only one you can turn to and depend on is Him. What will your decision be? And which way will you turn? The Bible is full of answers for every occasion, and the only way to God is through His only begotten Son Jesus. If you are willing to go God’s way – get started by going to the top of this blog. Click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions. I don’t need to write a whole sermon on the topic, read the Bible and see it, then experience it for yourself.

To God be the glory, praise, honor and thanks for using me to inform you this day, may His Holy Spirit give you the necessary tools needed to grasp and act on His words. And I by the power given to me in Matthew 18:18 and Luke 10:19, I bind the hand of the enemy and its forces, who try to steal this word, and blind your eyes, and harden your heart from receiving this truth and acting upon it, and I loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly host to deliver this message safely to whomever God intended it to reach, because it will not return to Him void, but will accomplish what it is meant to do, in the omnipotent name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

 

SPREAD THE LOVE

If you are reading this it means you are alive. In that case let’s make a special effort today to spread love instead of hate, joy instead of sadness, peace instead of war, forgiveness instead of malice, encourage someone instead of putting them down, give instead of taking or receiving, say something nice to someone, instead of bashing them, help someone in need out of your vast resources, tell someone you love and appreciate them instead of always letting them feel un-loved and under appreciated, and bless someone instead of cursing them, is this too hard to do? Are you so full of hate, that you can’t love; so mean that you can’t give or share? Try it and see what a difference it will make in your life.

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice; and be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God, for Christ’s sake, hath forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, factions, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and the like; of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” – Galatians 5:19 – 21

“But the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.” – Galatians 5:22-26 

I can’t add or subtract anything from this, I will just allow the word that is quick and powerful to convict you, and let you know that Jesus is the only way to go. Therefore if you are interested in receiving Jesus, just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions.

To God be the glory, praise, honor and thanks for using me to inform you this day, may His Holy Spirit give you the necessary tools needed to grasp and act on His words. And I by the power given to me in Matthew 18:18 and Luke 10:19, I bind the hand of the enemy and its forces, who try to steal this word, and blind your eyes, and harden your heart from receiving this truth and acting upon it, and I loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly host to deliver this message safely to whomever God intended it to reach, because it will not return to Him void, but will accomplish what it is meant to do, in the omnipotent name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.