YOU HAVE TO ASK

“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 NKJV).

“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 NKJV).

“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 4:19‭-‬25 NKJV).

“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul”. (Hebrews 10:19‭-‬23‭, ‬35‭-‬39 NKJV).

HIS MERCY IS EVERLASTING  

“This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord ’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord”. (Lamentations 3:21‭-‬26 NKJV).

Don’t Give Up On God, His Word, and His Promises.
+Our God is Eternally Faithful to His Word, and to the fulfillment of all His promises.
Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Isaiah 55:11
So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
+God’s Promises in His Word are sent to us. Once we receive the Word of God with Faith it will not return to God Void, but it will accomplish and establish the Promises of God in our lives. Hallelujah!
Self-Encouragement in the Lord
1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed (in a major crisis)… but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
+Self-Encouragement in the Lord is absolutely necessary and very important.
+We need to know how to encourage ourselves in the Lord.
+ Know what the Word of God says about us, and Proclaim it, Declare it, Profess it, and Confess it to yourself and over your life in Jesus Name! Some of us may need to look in the mirror when we do this.
+Encouragement produces Empowerment, and Empowerment is a Boost in the Demonstration of our Faith. +This Equips us to overcome all challenges, while we live in the Victory that we already have in Christ Jesus our Lord. Hallelujah! and Amen!
•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!

THE CHOICE IS STILL YOURS.

You are free to choose , but you’re not free,from the consequences of your choice .

whatever ,you sow ,you will definitely reap.

“For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess. But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”(Deuteronomy 30:11‭-‬20 NKJV).

“Now therefore fear the Lord , and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord . And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord , choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord . And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the Lord , to serve other gods; For the Lord our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed:..” (Joshua 24:14‭-‬17 KJV).

The Hand of God IS COVERING HIS CHILDREN

+We are in the Mighty Hand of Our Almighty God, Lord and Father.
John 10:28-29
Jesus said:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never PERISH, neither shall any man pluck them out of my HAND.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s HAND.
+Glory to God we are in the Father’s HAND.
+HAND as it applies to God symbolizes His Almighty and Active Power upholding, preserving and protecting His People.
+May these Words Edify, Exhort and Comfort you Knowing that you are in the HAND of our Almighty God and Father.
•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!

GIVE IT TO GOD,AND LET HIM DEAL WITH IT.

Get off the Pity Train.

“Trust in the Lord , and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord , and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord , they shall inherit the earth”.(Psalms 37:3‭-‬9 KJV).

LISTEN

When things don’t turn out quite the way you hoped or it seems like nothing good ever happens to you–it’s easy to jump on the “pity train” and start feeling sorry for yourself. But when you go down that path–it never makes you feel better. In fact, the more you sulk and feel sorry for yourself, the more miserable you are and the further down you’ll fall. Moping around with a sour attitude and a “poor-me” mentality is downright destructive. Soon your self esteem becomes dangerously low, and you’ll eventually hit rock bottom. Once you are stuck in the pit of despair, there is only one way out–and that is to reach out to Jesus!

The Bible says in Psalm 40:2, “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” The truth is, we live in a sinful world and there will always be trials and heartache here on earth. We won’t have a perfect life until Jesus comes. Instead of becoming despondent and depressed when experiencing heartache–trust in God! Have faith that He knows what is best for you and His love will sustain you. Sometimes God allows us to go through the fire so that He can perfect our characters and prepare us for heaven.

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation”.(Isaiah 12:2 KJV).

God, says in James 1:2-3, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” So don’t ride the pity train–instead rejoice through every trial knowing that it’s going to be okay–because you are safe in the arms of Jesus!

“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong”. (2 Corinthians 12:10 KJV).

Therefore ,You Don’t Have To Give Up
2 Corinthians 4:16-18,tells us,
“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”.
However, 2 Corinthians 5:7,reminds us of this fact,
“FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT”.

+Remember what it means to go through something. Going through means you are passing through, and since you are passing through do not stop. Keep marching forward like a soldier in the army of God and you will eventually come out of it, or it will pass you by.
+You cannot be defeated unless you allow it.
+Give the Lord all that He requires from you in Love and Faith in Him.
+The Lord’s Victory is your Victory.
•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!

YOUR FAITH IS TESTED

Inspite of all that’s happening, don’t lose hope,nor faith,trust,nor confidence in God. That’s what the devil wants.

DON’T EXCHANGE YOUR FAITH, FOR FEAR.

“And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. BUT I HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU, THAT YOUR FAITH SHOULD NOT FAIL; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” (Luke 22:31‭-‬32 NKJV).

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: FOR HE THAT COMETH TO GOD MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THEM THAT DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM”. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV).

Persistent Faith
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
+What do you do when you are walking by Faith and in the natural and your situation has not changed?
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
+Sometimes we may not experience changes initially in the natural and also for a period of time, but know without doubt that something is always happening in the Spirit as long as we are walking by Faith and not by sight. Amen!
•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!

THE FACTS OF LIFE

You are Blessed to Believe in Jesus
John 17:3 And this is LIFE ETERNAL , that they might know You THE ONLY, TRUE GOD and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
John 10:27-28
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them ETERNAL LIFE; and they shall never perish…
John 14:6 Jesus said: I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no man comes unto the FATHER, but by ME.
John 3:16-18
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
+The only way to know the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD is through the Lord Jesus Christ.
+Please do not argue this Truth with anyone. It is the Holy Spirit Who Convicts hearts and Reveals Christ to the unbelievers.
+We preach the Gospel and Teach the Word and the Holy Spirit does the rest.

John 1:12
But as many as received him, to them He gave power (authority, privilege, right) to become the children of God, even to them that BELIEVE (adhere to, trust in and relied on) His name:
+The Name of Jesus cannot be compared to any other name. It is Above, More Powerful and More excellent than all other names.
Acts 4:12
Neither is there salvation in any other Name: for there is no other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Rom 10:13
For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.
+Through the Name of Jesus we are blessed with, Salvation, Healing, Deliverance, Protection and a whole lot more.
+Hallowed is the Name of Jesus. Let’s continue to Reverence His Name, keep His Name Holy and warn with correction those who used His Name inappropriately (like take the of our Lord in vain). Blessed be the Name of our Lord Forever. Hallelujah!!!

REMEMBER

You are Blessed to Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
+After the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, Thomas one of the twelve Disciples didn’t believe that Jesus was risen form the dead.
John 20:29
Then Jesus told Thomas, “Because you have seen me, you have believed (trust and have faith in Me); BLESSED are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
+The word BLESSED here means: Enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous with life joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of your outward conditions.
+When you read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation you will understand that the word BLESSED also means:
+To be abundantly and unlimitedly supplied with all of life’s necessities from Earth to Heaven and from Heaven back to earth.
+To be abundantly and unlimitedly supplied with the inexhaustible riches of God in Christ Jesus.
+Now you know what it means when the Bible says that you are BLESSED, and when I say BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the Glory.
•If you know that you are BLESSED in The Almighty Name of Jesus Christ please respond with an “Amen!”

John 6:37-40 (Jesus said)
37 …and they that come to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 14:1-3 (Jesus sad)
1 Let not your heart be troubled: all of you believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there all of you may be also.
Titus 2:13
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
•Stay ready for the coming of the Lord is near.
Luke 12:37
Blessed are those servants whom the Master, when He comes, will find watching…

The True Identity of God’s People
+Which RACE do we belong to?
2 Corinthians 5:17-18
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a NEW CREATURE: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ…
+In Christ Jesus we new creatures, or you can also say we are A NEW CREATION, a people that was never before.
1 Peter 2:9 (AMP)
But WE are a CHOSEN RACE, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a (HOLY) DEDICATED NATION of People, [God’s] OWN PURCHASED, SPECIAL PEOPLE, that WE may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
+We are a Supernatural and Spiritual Race of People of God.
+And in the Spirit we are all Ageless, Sexless and Race-less, and yet we are ONE in Christ Jesus.
+Too many believers identify more with their ETHNICITY than they do with their CHRISTIANITY.
+Let us all identify with the New Creation we are in Christ Jesus and live accordingly.
•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!

TIME TO ENCOURAGE YOURSELF

“Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they were too exhausted to weep [any longer]. Now David’s two wives had been captured, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite. Further, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the Lord his God”. (1 Samuel 30:4‭-‬6 AMP).

“At my first trial no one supported me [as an advocate] or stood with me, but they all deserted me. May it not be counted against them [by God]. But the Lord stood by me and strengthened and empowered me, so that through me the [gospel] message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear it; and I was rescued from the mouth of the lion. The Lord will rescue me from every evil assault, and He will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen”.(2 Timothy 4:16‭-‬18 AMP).

You Don’t Have To Give Up
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
18 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.
2Corinthians 5:7
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
+Remember what it means to go through something. Going through means you are passing through, and since you are passing through do not stop. Keep marching forward like a soldier in the army of God and you will eventually come out of it, or it will pass you by.
+You cannot be defeated unless you allow it.
+Give the Lord all that He requires from you in Love and Faith in Him.
+The Lord’s Victory is your Victory.
•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!