CONVICTION TO CHANGE

Most folks, after they have been convicted their whole lifestyle changes. For example, being convicted and going to prison in society takes away your freedom. However, when the Holy Spirit convicts you it gives you freedom and liberates you. What a difference or contrast between the world’s way and God’s way. In John 4:29 after the woman at the well had an encounter with Jesus, she was convicted to change; which liberated her so much so that she couldn’t contain herself. She felt so free she wanted others to experience the joy and freedom she felt, so she invited others to come see a man who knows all things.

If most people would see God’s omnipresence and omniscience would they continue to do wrong? If the veil of darkness is lifted and they choose to remain in darkness then there is nothing anyone can do because the fact is you can’t hide anything from God. He knows your past, present and future, and He knew you from before you were born as Jeremiah 1:5 shows us. As believers we all should be excited, willing and able to introduce others to Jesus who saves us from the curse of death.

Once you taste and see that the Lord is good as Psalm 34:8 tells us then we will never go back to our old lifestyle and as 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Galatians 6:15 tells us old things will pass away and no longer interest us; everything is new and of God. Once we taste and see how good God is we will follow Romans 12:1-2 and present our bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and acceptable unto God. Once you taste and see as Psalm 119:103 says, His words will be so sweet to your taste buds that you will have a desire for more and continue wanting more. Jesus told His disciples in John 4:32 that He had food to eat of which they did not know because they didn’t understand that once you taste and see that God is good (and you do His will) you won’t hunger for physical food because you are filled up with spiritual food that is far better because it is fulfilling and lasting.

Your testimony could save someone as John 4:39 shows us. Tell someone how God is good to you because you are alive. Encourage them to not only believe in Jesus, but to confess Him as Lord and Savior. Refer to the Salvation page for more information on leading someone to Christ.

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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GOALS

Romans 12:2 tells us not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. It’s so amazing that before we have an encounter with Jesus our goals in life was to get an education, get a job, get rich, get married, have children and the works, but when we have a real encounter with Jesus, who owns the world and us, as Solomon realized it’s all vanity that does not satisfy, Paul in Philippians 3:7-9 said that those things that seemed profitable to him he considered it a loss.

As a true believer in Christ we know that Jesus has gone to prepare a better place for us. Our goals and focus should shift from lust to trust, from want to not just living for now, but to live forever – eternally. Just as how we prepare for life on this earth, we should prepare for eternal life by making the necessary choices to ensure that our names are written in the lambs book of life as Luke 10:20 tells us we should not rejoice about earthly accomplishments, but that our names are written in heaven. Is your name written in heaven?

Luke 9:25 asks, “What advantage or profit is it to a man if he gains the world and lose his soul.” Then Hebrews 2:3 wants to know, how shall we escape God’s wrath if we neglect so great a salvation? In Deuteronomy 30:15 He set before us two choices to choose from life or death, good or evil, and He advises us to choose life. What did you choose?

So as Paul tells us in Philippians 3:10 our goal should be to know Jesus Christ, His experiences and the life power that He posses and gives to us in Luke 10:19. Paul encourages us to forget the past and look forward towards better things in Christ with Christ. So our goal is to press toward the prize of the high calling of God in Christ not earthly riches or desires which profit nothing.

John 14:6 tells us that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and no one goes to God except through Him. He is the perfect example of how to live for God and how to please God successfully. He demonstrated to us how to use and exercise our God-given rights while on this earth. So why are we as Christians so weak and earthly minded. Why are we anxious for anything when all Jesus did was communicate with our heavenly Father through prayer and practice Philippians 4:6 by letting God know His request.

Are you following Jesus’ examples or your own? Or someone else’s?

If you don’t know God or His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, it will be the greatest thing you ever do.

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.

FEAR FACTOR

Whenever the enemy brings fear to us we must always remember 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.” Then we must apply the power or activate the power Jesus gave us in Luke 10:19 to tread upon serpents, scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt us. David said in Psalm 56:3-4, whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You – referring to God. In the Bible there are so many scriptures that assures us that God is our refuge, strength, help and everything. So why do we allow the enemy to plant doubt and fear in our mind.

Yes, it’s normal for the person who does not believe in God nor His Son Jesus. But as a born again Christian you better apply the Word like Jesus did in Luke 4 and let the enemy know that though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we shall fear no evil because God is with us as Psalm 23:4 says; His rod and staff comforts us, which are His implanted Holy Spirit when you accept and believe in Jesus’ death, resurrection and His Word in the Bible which has documented all of His promises. Fear should never be a factor in the life of a child of God because Jesus made us more than conquerors as Romans 8:37 points out to us. It’s only when we trust God, that fear will never have dominion over us.

It’s when we look at the size of fear and not our God, who is bigger, that fear paralyzes us. When we start to think of how we are going to handle the problem we fail to give it to God  who cares for us and  is able to handle the problem as Psalm 55:22 and 1 Peter 5:7 tells us. Instead, we do the same thing He tells us not to do in Proverbs 3:5-6 and that is  lean on our own understanding instead of just trusting Him.

So as children of God when trouble, fear, heartache, pain or anything else that’s not of God comes your way instead of wishing you had wings like a dove to fly away as Psalm 55:6 says, let us renew our minds and follow and say what Psalm 55:11 suggests, In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid of what can man do to me?” The only person we should fear is God, who is able to destroy you completely (Luke 12:4-5; Matthew 10:28-31).

Luke 12:4-5 and Matthew 10:28-31 tells us that God knows everything, even when a sparrow falls; and we are more valuable than the sparrow. So why are we even fearful, because Psalm 91 tells us, He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High God shall abide under the shadow of the almighty and say that He is our refuge and fortress.

Accept the Lord today. Choose to believe that Jesus is alive! Believe that Jesus died for our sins and that God has raised Him from the dead. Go to the Salvation page for further instructions.

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.

GREED

There is a borderline between greed and contentment and many people are on the borderline. They allow covetousness, which originates from the lust of the eyes, flesh and the pride of life, to cause them to never be satisfied or contented. People who always want more than the average are not ambitious but greedy, because if your basic needs are met which is food, shelter and clothing, then anything else is luxury. If you already have a car that is in good condition and working, a house to live in that is warm and comfortable, and you never lack a meal why are you trying to get bigger and better if you can’t afford it.

Most Christians fall in the greedy category which makes them borderline Christians which Revelation 3:16 describes them as lukewarm, and warns them that they will be spit out. 1 Timothy 6:6 tells them that Godliness with contentment is great gain. Greedy folks have more to lose. But Christians should be content because the God we serve will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19), which means there is no reason to be greedy because we are connected to the source and supplier.

Another thing is that people fail to realize that when you die, you can’t take anything with you as 1 Timothy 6:7 point out to us. So what’s the use of working and fighting to accumulate all these earthly goods that will go to someone who may not even appreciate your efforts. Our love, greed, cravings, and desires for money to get things has led many people away from God as 1 Timothy 6:7-10 informs us.

1 Timothy 6:6-19 tells us how to be and not to be when it comes to money and wealth. It was not meant to be hoarded or worshiped, but to help us and others survive. The love of God will allow you to give generously to others who are less fortunate and lack. If you can see a fellow human being lacking but you don’t help them the love of God is not in you. This is what 1 Timothy 6:17 tells us — to be rich in good works, ready to give and share with the less fortunate.

Lord, Help me to be generous in my giving.

We are imperfect people trying to be perfect in an imperfect world that is full of sin. Our only chance of perfection is through Jesus Christ. Won’t you receive Him today? Visit the salvation page at the top of this blog to learn more.

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.

GOD KNOWS

God knows everything about us. In Jeremiah 1:4 He tells us that He knew us before we were born. Then in Jeremiah 29:11 He tells us that He knows the thoughts He thinks towards us, thoughts of peace and not of evil – the Philippians 4:7 kind of peace that surpasses all understanding – plans to give us a future and a hope, where you will call on Him and pray to Him and find Him when you search for Him with all your heart. This proves that God knows you and everything about your past, present and future.

In Revelation 2:2, 9, 19 and others He warns us like He warned the churches; He knows our works. However, as  Christians walking and operating in righteousness He not only knows our works, but our tribulations and poverty, yet we are not poor we are rich, through Christ Jesus. And He knows the people who are fake Christians because He knows the heart and intent of people who claim to be Christians and are not, He knows their works and it is that of Satan.

God is telling us in Revelation 2:10 that we should not fear anything that will come against us that will allow us to suffer, we must remember that 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that He did not give us a Spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. The power we have is what Luke 10:19 says, the power to tread upon serpents, scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. In John 16:33 Jesus reminds us that it’s only in Him we will have peace, in the world we will have tribulation, but we must be cheerful because He has overcome the world and have made us more than conquerors  and nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:31-39). If God is for us who can be against us.

God knows us so we better know who we are and who we belong to. In Revelation 2 verse 10 and 11 God says we will be tried and have tribulation in ten days, but we should be faithful unto death then we will receive the crown of life. He that overcometh shall not be hurt by the second death.

Trusting in God’s faithfulness and His word to protect us and guide us, He will protect and keep us through anything and everything.

Remember no weapon formed against us can prosper and when the enemy comes God raises up a standard against him to let him know the battle is not ours it’s the Lord’s . Hebrews 13:6, Psalm 91 and many other scriptures tells us that God is our refuge, strength, and help.

If you have not received the Salvation of the Lord, then you’ve still got time to do so before it’s too late. Scroll up to the top of this blog, click onto the Salvation page and follow the instructions.

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.