REJOICE

Sometimes the pressures of life get to us so much that we lose focus of who we are and whose we are. But in 1 Thessalonians 5:16 God tells us to rejoice at all times no matter what the situation is. There are many scriptures that tells us to rejoice, like Philippians 4:4 which says, “Rejoice in the Lord always.” In John 14:28 Jesus said, “If you love me, you would rejoice…”  Habakkuk 3:18 says no matter what, “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord. I will joy in the God of my salvation.” 1 Chronicles 16:10 says, “Let the heart of them rejoice who seek the Lord.” Psalm 5:11 says, “Let all that trust in God rejoice.” Then 1 Peter 1:8 says, “…rejoice with joy unspeakable.” All these scriptures tell us that God does not want His children to be unhappy or worried, but to rejoice.

Now to keep rejoicing means that you have to pray without ceasing. Think about it,  it’s the only way you can continue rejoicing because as Psalm 16:11 tells us,  in the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy and at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore.  Psalm 91:1 tells us, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” So to be happy you have to be in God’s presence and praying is the best way to be in His presence, because you are in a personal intimate relationship with Him. If you don’t talk to Him regularly, how do you expect Him to help you so that you can rejoice. It’s so important to remember what Ephesians 3:20 tells us, He is the only one who can do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think. And He is the only supplier of all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:13). When you know this, believe it, because it is then you will have reasons to rejoice.

Another way to rejoice is to give God thanks in all things, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us this is His will in Christ Jesus concerning us. Thanksgiving shows appreciation for what He has done already, what He is doing now and what He is going to do. Prayer, supplication and thanksgiving makes your request known to God; don’t be anxious and you will experience the peace of God which surpasses all understanding Philippians 4:6.

Lord, help us to be more thankful so that we can show an attitude of gratitude. For all who have not received Jesus you should visit the Salvation Prayer Page.

“Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

– 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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 ask the Lord 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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ONE MEDIATOR

Some people like to depend on pastors, bishops, clergy’s etc. to hear from God and speak to God on their behalf, failing to realize that there is only one God and one mediator between God and man, the man Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:5) and verse 6 says, “he gave Himself as a ransom for all.” Then John 14:6 tells us that Jesus is the only way to God, the truth about God, and the only one who can give us eternal life. The most beautiful and gratifying thing about Jesus is that He did not leave us comfortless because He asked the heavenly Father to send the comforter to us (John 14:16).  But what I love is that even while He is sitting at the right hand of God, He is interceding for us. Here are a few verses to read about Jesus interceding for us: Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25 and 1 John 2:1. Romans 8:26-27 tells us that besides Jesus, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us. Therefore as believers in Christ we can boldly declare, Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world (1 John 4:5). We should have confidence that no matter what, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are acting as our lawyers and legally fighting for us on a daily basis. All we have to do is take care of our part which is to do as Romans 12:1-2 says and to remember that we can be more than conquerors through Christ as is seen Romans 8:37.

John 1:1-13 tells us who Jesus is before he came to earth and it also tells us of the power and authority He has. Colossians 1:16 is confirmation of this. Yet, He gave it all up to come down and be like man to show us that it is possible to be like Him and be obedient to God our Father. Jesus gives us clarity, reveals and sheds light on whom God is and who the devil is.

In verse 12 to 13 of John chapter 1, Jesus is the only one who makes it possible for us to become children of God again after Adam and Eve made their mistake of disobeying God. All it takes is receiving Jesus and believing that God raised Him up from the dead. This allows us to be born again of a spiritual rebirth that is not of blood, nor of flesh, nor of the will of man, but only of God.

Despite the futility of scholars and educators like Newton, Einstein, Hawking and Greene, in trying to figure out and explain the world and its existence the Bible is the only book that simplifies, explains and points to the God of the universe who is the Alpha and Omega – the beginning and the end. Isaiah 6:3, Psalm 72:19, Colossians 1:16 and John 1 are a few scriptures that point to God as the author and finisher of our faith in Him. No scientist, archeologist, or any other ‘gist’ can prove anything different, so they might as well believe those of this world who bring the good news of Jesus Christ.

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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 ask the Lord 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.

A DAY OF REST

When God created the heavens and earth he rested on the seventh day, even though He did not need to recuperate from anything. Most people love to work on their day(s) off failing to realize that it is a God-given right to relax on that day. This is the reason why most people are stressed out, overburdened and tired, because they don’t know when it’s time to simply rest, relax and chill so that their body can get a break from the hustle and bustle of life; no wonder some people get sick and end up where they don’t want to or in situations they don’t want to be in.

For those who are children of God rest is different for us. It’s special, because we can use that time to spend with our heavenly Father where we glorify, praise and thank Him for the times He brought us over the mountains and obstacles of the past days. It is during our time of rest that we can seek His continuous guidance for the future days. The day of rest is to acknowledge God for what He has done and is going to do. In Hebrews 4:9-11 we see that if we don’t rest on that day it becomes disobedience to God’s word, laws, and will, as a result we open the door for the enemy to devour us. This is why so many people have fallen, because they have not gone boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy(Hebrews 4:16). In the Old Testament this day of rest was known as the Sabbath day. It is the same thing as a day of rest from your worldly duties to honor your Creator.

Yes, some people are forced to work on Sundays but, God didn’t choose a specific day between Saturday and Sunday to rest. Therefore, if you work on the days most people choose to worship, then for the day that you don’t have to work make it your day of rest and spend time with your heavenly Father in worship. There is no excuse. If you find time for other things you can find time for Him. If you don’t find time to acknowledge and seek the Lord, then that shows what you truly value in your life.

You can’t fool God, He never slumbers or sleeps as Psalm 121:4 shows us; and because He is God, He knows your thoughts and intents before you put them into action. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that His word is also quick and powerful. Creating heaven and earth is proof and a perfect example of how quick and powerful His word is. He said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Start spending time with God by reading the Bible,praying, or singing songs of praise to Him. To receive Jesus visit the Salvation Prayer Page above.

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 ask the lord toloose 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.

UNFORGETTABLE REWARDS

Most people seek earthly rewards from people, which is given today and forgotten by tomorrow or it may last for a couple of weeks or months and then after a while it will be out of sight and out of mind. However, Godly rewards are unforgettable. For example, if you’ve accepted and believed in Jesus Christ and confessed and turned from your sins then your unforgettable reward is eternal life. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that God rewards those who diligently seek Him. When God rewards you they are memorable because it is at times when you can’t help yourself and the only other way out is by Him through Jesus Christ. That’s why Philippians 4:19 tells us that He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus. James 1:17 points out that every reward that comes from God is good and perfect. Which means there is no earthly compensation. However, there is another side to the type of reward a person receives and how they receive it. Matthew 6:1-4 tell us that when we do things don’t do it to get earthly rewards because we will lose our heavenly rewards which are unforgettable. Mans rewards are nothing compared to the rewards God gives.

It is sad when someone gives you something and they are looking back to you for something in return. This means they didn’t give it from the heart, but with ulterior motives. But when you give without expecting anything from the person, then your heavenly Father rewards you. Most folks, when they get earthly rewards they treasure it until it becomes an idol. This is why God tells us in Matthew 6:19-24 to have heavenly rewards instead of earthly ones, because it is more beneficial and the value increases. With our savings account in heaven the value does not depreciate; nothing can damage, deface or change it, thieves can’t steal it, and the enemy has nothing to do with it.

Lord, please help us not to look at earthly prosperity, through the accumulation of things, as unforgettable. As you say in 2 Corinthians 2:9, our eyes hath not seen nor have ears heard, nor hath entered into the heart of man what the Lord has in store for those who love Him.

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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 ask the Lord 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.