GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION

+++DON’T YOU ever give up ,Jesus died so that you may have life,and live life abundantly. The devil’s job is to steal your life,joy,peace, and happiness and Jesus warned us about him,in John 10:10,He said:
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”.

All you have to do is pray, and give it all to God as 1Peter 5 says,
” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.{1 Peter 5:6-11}.

Jeremiah puts it this way,
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord , And whose hope is the Lord . For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit”.{Jeremiah 17:7-8}.

However, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 wants us to know,that no matter what, it’s working out for our good.
” For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal”.
2 Corinthians 5:7 says,
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
•You maybe going through a trial but you are on your way out of it.
•This trial cannot stay. It cannot last, and it definitely cannot defeat you.
•Remember the battle is the Lord’s and victory is yours. In Christ you are liberated and victorious.
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!
If you don’t know Jesus,nor have a relationship with Him,then get started,by going to the top of this blog,click in to the salvation page,follow the instructions,and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and direct you,for the rest of your life

BLACK FRIDAY

Why would someone call a day black Friday for shopping puposes? And why would civilized folks get caught up into it,when it’s at their expense.
Why not call it temptation Friday,or lust Friday.Sales,Bargains, discounts, and the best deals, is this really true?
Is this the bargain of a life-time?
When you think about it;
It’s just another trick of the enemy to steal,kill,and destroy you,by increasing your debts and keep you in bondage,by maxing out your credit cards,for momentary pleasures,he tempts us with these things,which develops our lust and love for the things of the world.
But,God tells us not to love the world nor the things if the world,for all that is in the world is the lust of the flesh,the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life {1 John 2:15-16}.
However, James 1:14-16 says, “But every man is tempted,when he is drawn away of His own lust,and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin,and sin,when it is finished,bringeth forth death. Do not err,my beloved brethren”.Just the name Black Friday alone, should scare you,and tell you something is not right. Can you imagine if God decided to really make it a black friday. Everywhere pitch black, total darkness all around, would you be up all night camping out at some store waiting for bargains, or waking up early to be the first in line at some store? I don’t think so,therefore, because you name it black friday there will be no sun or electricity,and you would be grouping around in the dark, just trying to see where you are or feeling for  your location of something familiar. Are participants of black Friday lovers of the world? Listen, we already have the best bargain in the world that money can’t buy, Jesus gave us the bargain of a lifetime, called everlasting life. The truth is, it’s already paid for and we don’t have to wait for black friday, we don’t have to camp out at any store, and we don’t have to get up early to be at some store waiting for the doors to open. However Jesus’ arms are open wide waiting for you to run to Him. He bargained for your sins with His life so you could be free from the enemy’s trick, which is what black friday is all about; a trick to make you think you are gaining an advantage.

Out of curiosity, how many people would camp out or get up early to be the first in line at the church waiting for communion, which is a better bargain than what the stores have to offer because Jesus guarantees eternal life. The store products are temporary and after a year the product loses its value and purpose, and you are allowing the devil to deceive you. This is just proof of how many folks he has got going to hell with him, because if it’s not glorifying God then it’s glorifying the devil. How long are you going to be tricked? When are you going to see the devil for what he is? Someone who wants to steal from you, kill you, and destroy you.

Please accept the bargains and discounts God has to offer and stop accepting the devils trinkets that controls you like a puppet on his string of people going to hell with him. Wake up and see what’s happening around the world. We are in the last days and the devil knows it so don’t let him trick you anymore, change all that today, right now! Just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions, it will be the best bargain you ever get. May God give you the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and guidance to find a church that believes in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, so that you will grow in grace of the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ;”>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 the Immortal, Invisible, the only wise God, Our Savior, be the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to deliver His message to His children. I pray that He will equip them with the necessary spiritual tools to receive and accept His truth in Jesus Name, Amen.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Don’t make this day just a day off from work, school or a day to eat, drink and be merry. Neither be sad because of the loss of loved ones, but just for at least a moment look up and thank the Creator, and CEO of the universe for another day, another opportunity to be alive, and clothed in your right mind. Then give something to someone, a word of encouragement,advice,a thank you,an I love you, something that will brighten their day, so that they have something besides food to be thankful for.

 

Have a Spirit filled thanks giving, full of love,joy,peace,health,strength,happiness,and whatever your heart desires. May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ grant it to you,in Jesus Name.Amen.

 

Just a quick reminder that as you look at the food, someone made a sacrifice to prepare for you to be filled,reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice, so that you can have life more abundantly.

LOOKING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

Are you looking in the wrong direction ? Or at the wrong person or thing? Well it time to readjust or change your focus,in order to change your life,and lifestyle.
Here is who,where, and what you should be looking to and at.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord , Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.
[Psalms 121:1-8 ]

However,Hebrews 12:2 says that,we should be,” 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 has sat down at the right
hand of the throne of God”.

Why should we look to Jesus,and follow Him?
Because, in John 14:6, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”.
However, 1Peter 2:21-25 puts it this way, “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls”.
Who have you been looking to? Change that today,by simply going to the top of this blog,click on to the salvation page,and follow the instructions, then allow the Holy Spirit that comes into your life to lead,guide,and direct you for the rest of your life.
REMEMBER THIS:
“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death”.
[Proverbs 14:12 ;Proverbs 16:25]

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. {Proverbs 21:2-3}

GAIN and LOST

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?{Matthew 16:26}
We may have all the degrees, a university has to offer,all the money that a job may pay us,all the cars,houses, and jewelry we can afford,but without God in your life,what good is it all,if you are heading to hell.
“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ”.{Philippians 3:7-8}

according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.{Philippians 1:20-24}

For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
[Ecclesiastes 2:26 ]

He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity. When goods increase, They increase who eat them; So what profit have the owners Except to see them with their eyes? The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, Whether he eats little or much; But the abundance of the rich will not permit him to sleep. There is a severe evil which I have seen under the sun: Riches kept for their owner to his hurt. But those riches perish through misfortune; When he begets a son, there is nothing in his hand. As he came from his mother’s womb, naked shall he return, To go as he came; And he shall take nothing from his labor Which he may carry away in his hand. And this also is a severe evil— Just exactly as he came, so shall he go. And what profit has he who has labored for the wind? All his days he also eats in darkness, And he has much sorrow and sickness and anger. Here is what I have seen: It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage. As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor—this is the gift of God. For he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart.{Ecclesiastes 5:10-20}

FAITH FIGHT

We are in the fight of our lives,but thanks be to God, we already have the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ,according to 1 Corinthians 15:57. What kind of fight are we in ? A faith fight,and I Timothy 6:12 advises us to,”Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses”.
How do we fight ?
Hebrews 12:1-2 says,
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance 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 has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. However, we must fight with confidence,as I Corinthians 9:26-27 says,”Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified”.
Most people think that when they accept Jesus Christ then life gets easy, and it’s all rosy and peachy; But I must inform you, that it is not so. The minute you accept God’s special gift to us, then you are automatically delivered to the front line of the battle between good and evil, right and wrong, morality and immorality, life and death. There is no time to relax, take a break or give up. We are soldiers in God’s Army,and
that’s why we are told in
2 Timothy 2:3-7, 10-13
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. Also as soldiers,1 Peter 5:8 tells us, to be sober and vigilant, because the enemy is trying to take us out, and diminish or ruin our chances of getting to heaven. The question is: Are you going to let him? Are you going to give up? Are you ready and willing to fight? Remember we are already victorious through Jesus Christ, He made us more than conquerors, just read all of Romans 8:1-39 and start walking and talking like a victor and not a victim. So that at the end of this life on earth we can say like Paul in 2 Timothy 4:7-8,” I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing”.
Listen,We all get to that point in life where we feel like the troubles, trials, evil, misfortunes and the whole world is on our shoulders and we just want to quit, or lay down, but we must remember what Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:28,  it says, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This is the time we get to rest,  but not stop fighting, as long as we are on earth we will be fighting for our lives. My friends all we need to do is remember that we have the advantage and the upper hand. This is why 2 Timothy 2:15 advises us to study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. You can’t fight if you don’t have the word of God in you to know your enemy and to know how to fight. Do you know who or what you are fighting? Are you equipped to fight? Are you familiar with your weapons?

God tells us how to fight in  Ephesians 6:11-18 , which says,“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles (tricks) of the devil (enemy). For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against  spiritual wickedness in high places; Therefore take the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Stand  therefore, having your lions girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God, praying always with all prayer and supplication for all saints.”

As fighters we must learn to endure hardship as good soldiers of Jesus Christ as we see in 2 Timothy 2:3-4, “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ; No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please Him who enlisted him as a soldier.” It’s the fight of our lives, but it will be worth it, Jesus went through the fight of His life for us, and now He sits at the right hand of God interceding for us, as Romans 8:34 and 1 John 2:1 tells us. Also Jesus said, in John 14:3 that He has gone to prepare a place for us, and will come again, and receive us unto Himself, so that where He is we will also be.” That’s enough to keep me fighting, because I have no intention of going to hell. Where are you going? What’s your intentions?  Heaven or hell.

If you are not in a fight for you life then the devil has you exactly where he wants you, so there is no need for him to bother you. If you are in a fight hold your head up and keep on fighting for great is your reward in Heaven. However if you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ, and you want to be in a relationship with God, don’t delay in going to the top of this blog, then click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. You will enjoy this fight the battle is already won.

I give God the Glory, Praise, Honor, and Thanks for this privilege, of Him using me to minister to you. I pray that He will give you the spiritual  wisdom, knowledge and understanding in whatever language you speak and regardless of your race, color, or creed to receive His message and obey it, in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I pray. Amen. Remember it is His blood that cleanses us from all unrighteousness, so I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over everyone’s life to saturate every heart and mind so that they can see, hear and understand the sacrifice that Jesus made for us, through love.

SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with ALL spiritual blessings in  heavenly places in Christ:
1Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things  which God has prepared for them that LOVE him.
2Pet 1:3 According as his divine power has given unto us ALL things that pertain unto life and godliness…
+++We are abundantly and unlimitedly blessed with the ALL the inexhaustible riches of God in Christ Jesus.
+++The greatest Blessing anyone could ever have is Christ Jesus as there Lord and Savior, and to love Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Let this be you main focus.
+++The blessings of God are byproducts for those who seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, Matthew 6:33 tells us.
Which means you are never without God’s Blessings, Favors and Love.
Ephesians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual BLESSINGS in heavenly places in Christ:
Luke 1:30
And the angel said:
…for you have found FAVOR with God.
Romans 5:8
But God commends his LOVE toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
+++Please be reminded that in Christ Jesus you are greatly BLESSED, highly FAVORED and deeply LOVED.
+++Whatever it is that is bugging you. Take it to God in prayer and rest assured that God has it handled, taken care of, fixed, and resolved.
+++Put yourself in God’s care and leave yourself their. He is your Protector and Provider, your Lead and your Guide, your God and your loving Heavenly Father.
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!