PURE FROM HEAD TO TOE

In Matthew 5:44 Jesus tells us to love our enemies and do good to those who despitefully use us. In 1 Thessalonians 3:12 Paul prayed that the Lord will increase and abound our love for each other and establish or make our hearts blameless in holiness before God, our Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. God not only wants our hearts, but all of us as Romans 12:1-2 says; to be holy and acceptable unto God. From our head to our toes we need to be pure.

When Jesus returns, He will be looking for us to be spotless as Ephesians 5:27 says, “That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” Remember we are the Church not the building. That’s why Ephesians 5:15-17 tells us to walk circumspectly not as fools, but as wise redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore be not unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” And His will is what Romans 12:1-2 tells us, and that is to stay holy.

Contrary to popular belief, to remain pure and holy you have to love God above self and the things of this world to want to obey His word and His will above everything else, which will generate the right relationship with Him so that you can hear from Him. You have to be a Proverbs 3:5-6 person who trusts and acknowledges God and does not lean on their own understanding or interpretation.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 tells us that God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore we must sanctify ourselves and abstain from sexual immorality. If you lead any of God’s children astray, watch out God is going to deal with you.

I like the saying of Annie Johnson Flint: “His love has no limit, His grace has no measure, His power no boundary known unto men; for out of His infinite riches in Jesus He giveth, and giveth and giveth again.”

The Holy Spirit helps many to stay pure if we allow Him to guide us and if we heed His instruction. Upon confessing Jesus is Lord and believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead He will direct you. Visit the salvation page above to view and example of the salvation prayer.

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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I AM NOT FORGOTTEN

There is a song that says, “I am not forgotten, God knows my name.” Sometimes we need a song to remind us in our night seasons and valley experiences that God promises never to leave us or forsake us. He knew us from before we were born. Therefore, it’s when we are going through the valley of the shadow of death we shall not fear any evil because He is with us and His rod and staff will comfort us. The Holy Spirit — the comforter, and His Word which is a lamp to our feet and a light unto our path.

David and Jesus both felt forsaken so they asked the Lord, “Why hast thou forsaken me?” (Psalm 22:1; Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34) but they both knew differently. In Psalm 13 David, like most of his Psalms, felt the pressures and struggles of life, where his enemies seemed to be striving and prospering, but even though he felt forsaken and forgotten he asked God a series of questions, like most of us do from time to time, “How long will you forget me? How long will you look the other way? How long will I be in anguish?” But God doesn’t want us to ask questions, He wants us to repent of our wrongs or sins and trust Him so that He can restore us. How long you wait to do this is up to you. If you keep murmuring and complaining instead of repenting, praising and thanking then you will be forgotten; murmuring and complaining can destroy you (1 Corinthians 10:10).

David was a man after God’s own heart, he knew which buttons to press to get God’s attention in verses 5-6 in Psalm 13. He said, “I have trusted in your mercy, my heart shall rejoice in your salvation, I will sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me.” Does that sound like a man who doubts God? Not to me. Yes, he was impatient, but his hope, trust, and confidence was in God because he had experienced God’s grace, mercy, love and compassion time after time. This is why in his writings or memoirs, David didn’t depend on anyone to uplift him, He said, “I will encourage myself in the Lord.” – 1 Samuel 30:6 At another time he said, “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121:1-2

When it seems like all hell is breaking loose and your back is against the wall don’t look at yourself and its weaknesses look at your God, His power and might that takes over when you are weak.

Our agony and pain, in what looks like defeat and failure, will turn to joy when we look and cry out to God, the only One who never leaves us, never forsakes us and never abandons us; even though we abandon Him.

If you seek to know God or desire His compassion and care then visit the salvation page to pray the salvation prayer.

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.

THINGS THE LORD HATES

There are certain things that the Lord hates, things that are an abomination to Him. Proverbs 6:16-19 describes them as: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies and one who sows discord among brethren. If these are part of your life then the love of God is not in you. These are the things or attributes of the devil. If we read Proverbs 6:16-19 again we see that the fruits of the Spirit, which Galatians 5:22-23 describes as love, joy, longsuffering, peace, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control, are not part of the list of things the Lord hates. Anything God hates the child of God should hate also because we are made in His image and likeness. His characteristics, traits and DNA are in us and when we are washed in the blood of the Lamb our sins are washed away and we become new creatures. Therefore our old ways that Daddy (Father God) hates, becomes new and are fashioned after the things of God.

God hates those things because it’s sin. Therefore, it sends a foul odor up and kindles His wrath because He made us to be like Him, and He is loving, kind, compassionate and as Numbers 23:19 tells us He does not lie and those of us who are like Him, we hate liars.

God tells us what He hates and then advises us to keep His commandments (seen in Exodus 20) which shows how we should live in righteousness. God’s commandments place us and keeps us in the right path. Jesus came to save us through cleansing and showing us that it is possible to obey and live by the commandments.

God’s commandments are warnings to protect us and preserve us until Jesus returns. Remember we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise who comforts and guides us into all truth.

Visit the salvation prayer page above for steps to lead someone to Christ or to read the salvation prayer for yourself.

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.

FOLLOW UP

In Acts 15 we see that the apostle Paul assisted others before he himself became the great preacher, teacher, evangelist and apostle that he was. What I love about Paul is that wherever he preached or taught and the people received and accepted Christ, he did a follow-up to make sure that they were okay and on the right path. Paul continued in confirming and strengthening the churches through visits and letters.

As ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ we can’t take for granted that everyone is on one accord because there are so many false prophets and teachers who lure people away from God’s truth to the devils lies. Sadly, most new converts don’t drink enough milk of the Word in the early stages of their new birth to strengthen them as they grow, in order for them to be developed enough to receive the meat of the Word.

This is why the Bible encourages us in 2 Timothy 2:15 to study to show ourselves approved, a workman that need not be ashamed of God or His word and is able to divide it rightfully in the proper place revealing its truth. However, in verse 39 of Acts 15 we see a disagreement that leads to good, because it did not stop the desire and zeal of Paul, nor Barnabas in going their separate ways. Yet, when following the path of righteousness sometimes these things happen for the furtherance of the gospel, because, we may be hindering or hampering each others growth and progress. This incident between Paul and Barnabas proves that we can disagree on one thing, but agree on the truth that the Gospel must be preached regardless of our personal feelings. However, their calling was different; Barnabas was a pastor, but Paul was an apostle.

May people would say that Paul was callous and unforgiving when Mark chose to depart from them in the beginning, but Paul had the discernment of the Spirit to know that Mark was not ready to take on the task ahead until later on in 2 Timothy 4:11 when he requested him because he was seasoned in the meat of the Word. Which proves again that men look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart, which never lies.

Companionship is the key to success in everything because Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 tells us that two are better than one. If one falls, one will lift the other up. A true help mate lifts you up when you fall. Remember also that two cannot walk unless they agree.

Where two or three are gathered in His name He is in the midst. Matthew 18:20

Go to the Salvation Prayer page above to read more about how you can accept Christ into your heart and into your life

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 humbly 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 SAD END FOR A BRILLIANT MAN

Not every case does the son turn out to be like the father; Solomon is proof of this. Once the Lord exposed David’s sin, David was on his knees seeking forgiveness, but Solomon, who started out seeking and acknowledging God for everything, strayed when he started to hang out with the wrong people. That’s why Psalm 1 says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly,” because if you do, sooner or later you will be like them, and as the saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together.”

It’s amazing that after all that God has done for us and after all the love He has poured out on us, that we would love anything or anyone above Him. When things are going good most people forget where they came from and the God they served to get to their destination. Once they get to their destination they leave Him behind. But God’s first commandment in Exodus 20 has not changed and will never change, “Thou shall have no other gods before or besides Me” is what He said. Therefore, if you love women more than Him, then you broke His first commandment and the wages of sin is death or loss of everything – body, health, spirit, wealth, and daily bread. Don’t mess or play with God.

Solomon, as brilliant as he was, allowed himself to be defeated and depleted by the enemies of God; he was actually sleeping with the enemy and that exposed and crippled him. Which proves that God will have nothing to do with you if you live in sin and refuse to change. God will warn you more than once and give you a chance to repent before His anger is kindled and He acts as 1 Kings 11:9 shows us.

If people or things are going to capture your heart so much that it takes you out of the will of God, then you must avoid them. Unfortunately, we all have weaknesses, but God says when we are weak that’s when He activates His strength in us so that we become strong. Solomon allowed the wrong spirits to penetrate God’s protective mechanism and it led to his down fall. Today we have no excuse because 1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us that God always provides an escape route for us to flee. Unfortunately, Solomon, as smart as he was, did not take it. By this he lost his father’s inheritance, his and his children’s inheritance. But God was still merciful because of David’s service and dedication to God.

God knows us so much after so many experiences with His children in the past that’s why, He said, all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory.

What a sad end for a brilliant man, when God gave him a chance to end well.

Romans 8:35 – 39 tells us nothing can separate us from the love of God. So it means Solomon chose to separate himself and it cost him.

Walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise (Ephesians 5:15)

(1 Corinthians 10:12) Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

Go to the Salvation Prayer page above to read more about how you can accept Christ into your heart and into your life.

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.

GOOD

James 1:17 tells us that every good and perfect gift comes from our heavenly Father and He never changes His mind, like how shadows change direction. This is just a confirmation and a reminder that God does not give us anything that’s not good, because in Genesis chapter one, after God created everything He said it was good. Which tells us that anything we receive that is not good was not from Him. Which means, if that man or woman you thought was a gift from God, turned out bad, then it was not a gift from God, because His gifts are good and perfect.

Another thing we should realize from God’s original plan is that everything He created that is good, including us, was not created to hurt or harm us; nor was anything created to cause us to fear, otherwise He would not have given us dominion over them all. That is why in 2 Timothy 1:7 it says, God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. So if Genesis 1:26 says that He gives us dominion and Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 reminds of the fact that the power we lost through sin, Jesus came and gave it back to us. Once it has been restored to us it is good if we exercise it and take authority over the things that we should have had authority over a long time ago.

Therefore, we must look at why we always want the best of everything and for everything to be good and perfect. It’s because we are made in God’s image and likeness as Genesis 1:26 tells us which means we are just like our Father in heaven, we want everything to be good.

It is because of God that we have our creative ability, our architectural skills to create just by thinking, our inventive skills to invent things because God is like that and we are made in His image and likeness, so we want good things and everything we do should be good.

God created us good for us to be good – anything else is a product of the devil.

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.