ARMED ‘N’ DANGEROUS

A man walking down the street with a 9mm handgun, is  considered to be armed and dangerous, yes, if he knows how to use it, and how many bullets he has .

This is how people should look at a Christian with the armor of God on. Armed  and dangerous or deadly, but the same rules apply, do they know how to use it, and how much word do they have in them. Listen you can’t fire a gun with no bullets, you can’t rebuke, or resist the devil, with no Bible verses in you. Jesus, told him, ‘it  is written'(Matt 4:4, 7, 10).He had the word of God in Him, and He was the word.

Demons should tremble and flee when they see the Christian coming, the spirit of sickness and diseases should be leaping out of bodies, before we touch the sick.

The armor is not only for defensive purposes, it is also for offensive maneuvers, but if you don’t know it’s use and purposes, how are you going to stand, and defeat the enemy.

Ok, lets put it on together so we can stand: (Ephesians 6:10-18)

(1) THE BELT OF TRUTH – we must make a honest, self-examination and evaluation of ourselves. Both spiritually and naturally, are we in right standing with God, do you know the truth, JESUS(John 14:6). Does the truth set you free(John 8:31-32).

(2)THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – this protects your heart, which is your spirit in the inner most part of your being, this allows the others parts to work right, God loves to dwell here, if you have a relationship with Him.(Psalm 119:11)

(3)SHOES OF PEACE – this keeps you in harmony with God, it’s tranquility, serenity, and quietness, which keeps the turmoil out, so you can hear from God clearly (Romans 12:18).

(4)THE SHIELD OF FAITH – this blocks everything, that is contrary to Gods word, and protects all the other armor, Eph.6:16 tells us this is the one, you need to grab quickly.

(5)THE HELMET OF SALVATION – this is your head protection, to cast down all imaginations, doubts, and  fears the enemy tries to put in you.(2 Corinthians 10:3-5; 2 Timothy 1:7)

(6)THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT – the armor was built on this,(a) the word of God ,(b)Jesus Name, who is the word(John 1:1).Hebrew 4:12 tells us this is our power and strength.

Now, to put less work on the armor, we must pray in the spirit, this is our secret weapon which is like, a sniper with a AK47 assault rifle, picking off or killing the enemy from a distance, before it gets close to us. This clears the path for Gods, supernatural power to be manifested, thus giving us the victory in Jesus name. This is just a brief summary of the power of the armor, please study it in details to get the full benefit.

If you are interested, in this type of protection, which leads to everlasting life, go to the top of the blog, and click the salvation part, and follow the instructions. TO GOD BE THE GLORY, AMEN.

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THE TRUTH NEVER HURTS/PREACHING DESPITE THE ODDS

No matter what the consequences are, it is much better to tell the truth than to lie. Most people don’t like to hear the truth about anything, they would rather live a lie, a fantasy, a figment of their imagination, some prefer to die in their sins and hide their shame pretending as if everything is so good when it’s not.

The Bible says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free,” yet most people refuse to hear the truth and so they remain imprisoned in their minds and sins. They’ve come to the point of thinking that sinning is good; idolizing their home, cars and prestige, while living in disobedience to the God who created the heavens, earth and everything in it.  They continue to reject God and the truth, Jesus Christ, which John 14:6 tells us is, the way, the truth, and the life and no one goes to God, our Creator, without going through Him (Jesus).

So, why continue to believe the devils lies and tales which are deceiving and keeps you away from the truth? Paul in Acts 20:20 followed Jesus by being about God’s business by revealing the truth about God, His existence, His unfailing love, compassion and mercies toward mankind. Paul informed those that would listen that God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die for our sins and at the appointed time, raised Him up in three days. The same Jesus that was raised after three days is the same Jesus who is now sitting at God’s right hand interceding for us. Why is it so hard for many to believe this?

As Christians, like Jesus, Paul and so many others, our main job and concern, despite the abuse, trials and tribulations is to spread the message of Jesus Christ. We are to share the news of the one who died for us so that we can be free from the bondage and lust of sin; which only entices us to go to hell. The only alternative from going to hell is to turn away from sin and turn to God through Jesus Christ our redeemer.

As a Christian, your life is worthless if you haven’t told anyone about Jesus Christ and everything He has done for you since the cross until now. If you have nothing to tell then you are not authentic; you are just like a fake dollar bill — worth nothing. (John 15:1-6) What awaits us in eternity is better than anything this world has to offer because the gold we cherish and spend so much money for is what the streets of heaven are made of in eternity, this is what the book of Revelation tells us. So where is the better place to live, Earth or Heaven?

Start sharing the word of God and what God has personally done in your life with those around you. You can take the time now to visit the salvation page so that you may know who Christ is by drawing closer to Him through relationship – welcoming Him into your heart.

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 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.

WHY BLAME GOD?

Every problem, trial, tribulation and crisis that occurs in life people want to blame God or someone else for it.What I fail to understand is why people blame God when the “person” who is the source and catalyst for all this mess is the devil. So why are you blaming God? He didn’t put us in the predicaments or conditions we are in. We all make our own choices and decisions without acknowledging Him but if we include Him in our plans He will put us on the right path.

Proverbs 3:5-6 distinctly tells us to,”Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding; In all thy ways acknowledge Him (God), and He shall direct your path.” Once again I ask why are you blaming God? Did you follow His instructions and if you didn’t then you know who messed up, you did. Listen, when you mess up you have to fess up (confess). Admit you followed and listened to the men of this world as well as your desires and not GOD of the universe. The last being you should ever point a finger to in condemnation is God. While you’re pointing your finger the devil is rejoicing and laughing at you.The devil is our biggest adversary and enemy. He accuses us daily in front of God. He is trying to get us to fail and he will not stop, why, because his intentions are for us to go to hell and burn for all eternity with him. How do I know he is the one to be blamed for our trials, tribulations, problems, and burdens? Well lets take a look at Revelation 12:7-11 which reads:

“And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer, so the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the devil and satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,”Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ has come, for the accuser of  our brethren, who accused them before our God, day and night, has been cast down and they overcame  him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death …woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that his time is short.”

Now that you see who is really to be blamed you can quit blaming God? Another example is found in the book of Job where he (Job) was accused by satan, because all the devil does is run up and down the earth, like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Job 1:7 and 1 Peter 5:8 tells us that is all the devil does, satan seeks the ones who are weak in their faith or the non believer to devour. In 1 Peter 5:8  we are told to be sober and vigilant. We cannot afford to give the devil an inch, because he will take a yard, and before you know it he fully takes over. Come on folks lets identify the real culprit and stop blaming God.

How are we living for God? Can He (God) brag about us to satan like he did in Job 2:3 where God said to satan,”Hast thou considered my servant Job…who is a perfect and upright man,one that feareth God and despises evil…”  Can God say that about you? Have you accepted God’s gift of His only begotten son? Well here is your opportunity. Go to the top of this blog, click on the salvation page and follow the instructions. For further studies and follow-up on God’s word go to www.riversofrevival.com.

All praises, glory honor and thanks go to the immortal, invisible, the only wise God. Thank you for using me as one of your servants to deliver this message to your people. May He give you spiritual wisdom, knowledge and understanding so that you may hear what the spirit of the Lord says. In Jesus name, Amen.

VACATION OF A LIFETIME

Don’t you just like to take vacations to escape from the hustle and bustle of life; like work, bills, and even people who you encounter everyday? Whatever the reason is we all like to take a break. However, the question of a lifetime is: How many people are prepared for the vacation of a lifetime? There are many exotic, romantic and fun places all around the world, but how about the ultimate place of a lifetime called Heaven. Yes it exists, and it will be the vacation of a lifetime, while hell is a vacation site no one wants to be at, except the devil and his people. The next question is, are you prepared for the vacation of a lifetime? Where there are no bills, no stress, no sickness, aches or pains, sorrows, no death, isn’t that a place where you would love to go?

This is a vacation you don’t need money to go to. You can’t buy or rent a spot. There are some things that money can’t buy and Heaven is one of them. The only requirement to get to this vacation place of a lifetime is by accepting God’s personal love gift of His only begotten Son whose name is Jesus. As written in John 3:16-17, “For God so love the world, that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life,” which is the vacation of a lifetime. Why is Jesus the only way, because God sent Him to be the way. In John 14:6, Jesus told us that He is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one goes to the Father (God) without going through Him. How many vacations have you taken that’s already paid for?

This vacation of a lifetime is already paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth on Calvary, to redeem us,as written in Ephesians 1:7 and Colossians 1:14 that we are redeemed through or by His blood. There are other scriptural proof like 1 Peter 1:19 and Revelation 7:14 and a whole lot more that tells us that Jesus already paid for this vacation of a lifetime. The only requirement is for us to accept Jesus and live for God in Spirit and in truth, in righteousness and obedience to God’s word. Why is it so hard to present our bodies as living sacrifices that is Holy and acceptable unto God which is our reasonable service (Romans 12:1-2)? This is how we prepare ourselves  for the vacation of a lifetime in heaven.

What does the world have to offer that is better than this futuristic vacation of a lifetime? Are you ready to take the step that will guarantee your place for the vacation of a lifetime? If so then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. Don’t stop at just receiving Salvation. Find a Bible believing church, with people who are followers of Jesus Christ so you can develop Godly character and principles.May God give you the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to receive His message and apply it to your life, in Jesus’ name.

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 Him who is Immortal and Invisible, the only wise God, our Savior, be glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to release this message. In Jesus name, Amen

A BACKSLIDER

Are you a backskider? Who do you consider a backslider? A backslider is one who gave up their sinful ways,then return. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb,The dog is turned ti his own vomit again;and the sow that was washed,to her wallowing in the mire{Proverbs 26:11;2 Peter 2:22} .If you gave up your sinful ways and return to it, God says,”For if,after they have escaped the pollutions of the of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior,Jesus Christ,they are again entangled in it,and overcome,the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than,aftet they have known it,to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them”{ 2Peter 2:20-21}. However,Ezekiel 18:24 says,”But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness,and committeth iniquity,and doth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth,shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned;in his trespass that he hath trespassed ,and in his sin that he hath sinned,in them shall he die”.

WORKING

Hard work never kills anyone,but not working does,because you will have to be dependant on someone ,who will be abusive to you,and demanding of your time and everything else. Working will kill you if you do it in excess just like drugs and alcohol,however if you don’t work you will be a beggar for life ,and beggars have no choices,they have to settle for leftovers.Some people consider working as a sin,but it’s not,it is what you choose to work on or at that manifest into sin; working gives you the priveledge and affordability to purchase what you want when you want,which gives you a feeling of accomplishment.

Before sin entered the world ,working was pleasurable and easy,it was an enjoyable activity, just imagine Adams  duties in the garden of Eden before he and his wife sinned,he didn’t have to plant anything , just to name things,and admire the beauty of everything that God made, the different kinds of flowers,and fruits to eat,that was good and perfect (Genesis 2:15).If working was a sin God would not have built the world and create us to take care of it,He would not have put adam in His garden to tend it.

In proverbs 6:6-8,God uses the ants, one of the smallest creature that He made to demonstrate the importance of hard work,let me sum it up for you,He said consider the ant who has no one bossing them around,screaming,or yelling,but they work hard and diligently to get as much supplies into their nest before winter comes;now if you really think about it,if they don’t work they don’t eat.In the garden of eden the fruits were available,but if they are hungry and refuse to go pick it,then they can’t blame God or anyone else,but yourself.

Unfortunately ,people in society has allowed the devil to use them to blame the economy,some government official,their parents,even God.They seek the get rich quick mentality and fail to realize that if you sing or rap,play sports,act it is still considered work,and like anything else the harder you work the more you accomplish.You will never get anything from God if you don’t go out and seek it,if you don’t get out of the house and off your butt ,and do something,

Luke 11:9-10 says,”

GOD’S WORD,ACCOMPLISH THINGS

God’s Word is food to a believer which nourishes, grooms, edify and nurtures us. It fills our stomachs as it grows to capacity and enables us to belch or burp it out to the unbelievers. The Spirit of the Lord is upon the true believer because the Lord has anointed and qualified us to preach the gospel of good tidings unto the meek, the poor and the afflicted. He has sent us to bind up and heal the brokenhearted …( Isaiah 61:1).

The Word allows us the privilege to proclaim liberty to physical and spiritual captives, to open prison doors and the eyes of those who are bound. When we look in Romans 10:8-15 it tells us that,

 “Salvation comes from trusting Christ which is the message we preach and is already within easy reach.”

In fact the scriptures say that the message is close at hand. it says that it is on our lips and in our hearts…For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. As the Word tells us,

“anyone who believes in Him will not be disappointed…anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”.

How can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? How can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? How can they hear about Him unless someone tells them about him? How will anyone go and tell them without being sent? This is what the scriptures mean when they say; how beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good things.

Hebrews 4 :12 reminds us that:

“God’s Word is quick, powerful, and sharper than any two-edge sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul, spirit, joints and marrow.”

Deuteronomy 8:3 says God’s Word is our bread. 1 Peter 2:2 says Gods word is our milk. Luke 8:11 calls Gods word our seed. In Jeremiah 23:29 Gods word is considered as fire and a hammer. In Psalm 119:105 it is said that Gods word is,”A lamp to our feet and a light to our paths” map or G. P. S system; our rod and staff (Psalm 23 :4); our sword (Ephesians 6:17), And the list goes on. The question is, however, is what does God’s word mean to you?

God’s word my friends gives us the privilege of knowing and understanding our faults and errors. Gods words keep us from presumptuous or deliberate sins and makes sure those sins have no dominion over us. We must remain in righteousness, holy and pure without spot or blemish, till Jesus comes back. Glory to God.

Why not give your life to Christ and allow the word to mean something to you. Give yourself a chance to live in eternity and enjoy the privileges that serving and worshipping the true and living God brings to you. If you are ready then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions. To God be the glory, praise, and thanks for using me as a servant of His to release His message to His people. May our lord give you the spiritual wisdom, knowledge, revelation and understanding to receive His message. In Jesus’ name, amen.