REWARDS FOR FAITHFULNESS

Therefore the Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight. With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright. With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury. And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down. For thou art my lamp, O Lord : and the Lord will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the Lord ? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.《2 Samuel 22:25‭-‬33 》

Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes.”
[Ecclesiastes 7:29]

The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord , And have not wickedly departed from my God. For all His judgments were before me, And I did not put away His statutes from me. I was also blameless before Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity. Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight. With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. For who is God, except the Lord ? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places. He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged my path under me, So my feet did not slip. Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord , among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.
{Psalms 18:20-26, 31-36, 49 }
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was  Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there  is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” {Job 1:1, 8 }.
There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
[Luke 1:5-6]
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
{Romans 12:1-2}

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A GOOD MAN

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.{Genesis 2:18 }

“A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND” was the name of a play. That statement is not true, because it all depends on what you are looking for, who you are looking for, and most importantly who you are looking to for this good man. When you begin your search, who do you go to and where do you go? If you want a house you go to a realtor, or a car you go to the dealer. So if you want a good man why not go to the One who creates and manufactures good men, the One who knows their hearts. You don’t know what they look like, because you can’t see their hearts.

The problem with society we look and judge people by their outward appearance, while God by-passes all that and looks at the heart and mind of a person ( 1 Samuel 16:7 & Psalms 7:9). That’s one of the reasons why we have so many divorces. We are looking with lustful eyes, and lust thirsty flesh, then when we wake up to reality, we are trapped with babies, bills, and sometimes diseases, or headaches, heartaches, and strife, when all we had to do was go to the source(God) from the start and wait for confirmation regarding the individual and relatonship. That’s the reason most of us are in a mess, we are always in a hurry to hit the sack or get married, without consulting our Creator.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” So ladies did you put your order or request in to the Lord? Philippians 4:6 states, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known unto God.”  So did you put your request in to God? This applies to both men and women who are seeking a God-fearing mate, a righteous mate, a loving mate, a kind mate, and a good mate. Don’t request a mate from your friends or family, most of them can’t even choose for themselves much less you, and they can’t see the heart or intent of a person, but God can. Why don’t you try Him(God) for a change.

A good man will never leave or forsake you, because his steps are ordered by the Lord. Read it for yourself, Psalm 37:23-24 says it clearly, “The steps of a good man is ordered by the Lord, and He (God) delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” There it is, as plain as day, what more can I say, that scripture says it all.
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
《Matthew 12:35 》

However, I must inform you that this promise is only for those who serve, love, and trust Him(God) with all their heart. You will not get a good man if you don’t put God first, because if you are going to replace God with a good man, then a good man will be very hard to find, but I can guarantee that the devil will have plenty no good ones for you.

One thing you must understand, a good man does not lure you into his nest with the trinkets of the world like money, jewelry, clothes, etc. You will be attracted to him because of his love for God, and if he follows Jesus’s examples, acknowledge God in all his ways, one who prays without ceasing, who walks by faith and not by sight, then trust me he will love you as he loves himself, because he is following the Masters order and plans. The question is can you handle a good man? Can you love him as he loves Christ, without wanting to replace God? Listen up and hear me well, because he is committed to God he will be committed to you, because he is faithful to God, he will be faithful to you. Because he has to answer to God, and that whipping he can’t handle.

If you are looking for someone to satisfy your earthly desires and selfish needs and wants, then don’t ask or look to God for a man, just continue looking in the world, the devil has a few choices lined up for you, which will take you straight to hell with them. No, I am not being harsh or bitter it’s the truth. If you are not serving God, or committed to Him by presenting your bodies as living sacrifices that is Holy and acceptable unto Him, which is your reasonable service (Romans 12:1-2); Then don’t waste your time or bother to ask Him for anything, because only the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous availed much (James 5:16 b), is this you? A righteous person?

However, you can change your status with God by accepting His priceless and best gift of all eternity; His only begotten son Jesus( John 3:16), and confessing with your mouth that He is the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart, that God has raised Him from the dead thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9-13). Are you interested? Then let’s get started. Go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions, it will be the best man you ever find, who was willing to die for you, then you will find an earthly one who will do the same for you, because God sent him.

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 only wise God, our Savior, be glory, praise, honor and thanks for using me to deliver His message to His children. May He give everyone the spiritual necessities to receive His messages and act accordingly. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

ARE YOU FAITHFUL or FAITHLESS

To please God you must have faith in Him. The question is? How much faith do you have? How much faith do you need?
And he saith unto them, “Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.” As Matthew 8:26 says.

And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” {Luke 17:5-6 }.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.{Hebrews 11:6 }

Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.”  So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
{Matthew 17:17, 20-21}

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
[Matthew 21:21-22]

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. -Hebrews 10:23

For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. {Romans 4:2-5, 16-25}

ANOTHER part of Faith that’s critical is faithfulness to God,so that you will hear Him say, “Well done though good and faithful servant,” because you use your grain of faith for His gain.
“So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ His Lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.’ He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ His Lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.’ “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’ “But his Lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
{Matthew 25:20-30}

DON’T FORGET HIS BENEFITS

Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah
(Psalms 68:19 ).
Bless the Lord , O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord , O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So  that  your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.(Psalms 103:1-5)
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.{2 Peter 1:2-4}.

GUARD YOUR MIND

Our Minds Need Protection,because it’s where the enemy attacks first,with doubts, fear,and disbelief.
But the good news is that,We have the God given ability and responsibility to protect our minds.
First you must understand that, For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
{2 Corinthians 10:3-6 }.

However,Romans 12:2(a)says,
And be not conformed to this world: but be all of you transformed by the renewing of your mind…
But in,1Corinthians 2:16(b) we are reminded that, we have the mind of Christ.

•Remember the Mind of Christ that we have is the Mind that connects us to God’s Mind by His Holy Spirit.
•God’s Mind is holy, righteous, powerful, beautiful and unlimited in knowledge, understanding and wisdom. •Again we have this mind which is the mind of Christ.
•The Word of God is the Filter for information before it enters our minds.
Romans 12:2(b)
…that all of you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
•Without the filter of (God’s Word) our minds will become corrupted. Let us not allow our minds to digest information  that is unhealthy for us.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our faith, trust and confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

COMFORT IN PERSECUTION

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
{2 Corinthians 4:7-11}

But:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
{ 2 Thessalonians 1:2-12}

BLESSED PEOPLE WILL BE PERSECUTED.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you,[Matthew 5:10-12].

ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS:
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
{Psalms 34:17-19 }

Jesus said:
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33).
FINALLY:
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.[James 1:2-4]

NOTHING TOO HARD

Nothing is too hard for God to do,and He doesn’t need approval from anyone.

“Behold, I am the Lord , the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
Jeremiah 32:27 ,also in
Genesis 18:13-14
And the LORD said unto Abraham…. Is any thing too hard for the LORD?…
-If this is the Lord’s question to you regarding your present problem, what would your answer be?
Mark 10:27 Jesus said:
…for with God all  things are possible.
Mark 9:23 Jesus also said: If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.
-So I say unto you be encouraged and stay encouraged.
Psalm 37:7-8
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself…
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any way…
-There is nothing that is too hard for the Lord.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our faith, trust and confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!