BEING A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST

A DISCIPLE MUST SUBMIT,SURRENDER,OBEY, REVERENCE,AND FOLLOW . GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT.

“So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.” Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord.” (I Samuel 15:22‭-‬25 NKJV).

“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:23‭-‬27 NKJV).


However,John 13:35 informs us,
By this shall all men know that you are my Disciples, if you have LOVE one to another.
Jesus said in John 14:15
If you LOVE me, keep my commandments.
+The LOVING of Christ and the LOVING of one another is evidence that we are Disciples of Christ.
+Remember the FRUIT of the SPIRIT (the FRUIT of the HEART of those who follow Christ) is LOVE.
+The HEARTS of all Disciples of Christ are filled with the LOVE of Christ by the Holy Spirit.
+Can our HEARTS be filled with the LOVE of Christ and Hatred, Unforgiveness, Bitterness, Wickedness and Evil at the same time?
+Let us judge ourselves that we be not judged, and let the LOVE of God the Judge.
+May we all be found guilty of His love and not guilty of the devil’s unrighteousness.
•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!

JUST WAIT

Waiting upon the Lord is a Blessing

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
(Psalms 27:13‭-‬14 NKJV).


Then Isaiah 40:31 tells us,
But they that WAIT upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
-In your time of waiting upon the Lord your strength is renewed.
-Mount up with wings of Eagles is God lifting you above the situation. This is for you to look down on the situation and see things from God’s point of view.
-Run and not be weary is the new strength God gave you to complete your journey.
-Now you are back to walking again and this time you will not faint. All because you have waited upon 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!

EVERY TEST IS A TESTIMONY

FROM TRIAL TO TESTIMONY, AND YOUR MESS WILL BE A MESSAGE. When you read the story of Joseph and David in the Bible ,you will see how their trials,and test worked out for good.

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience (James 1:2-3 NKJV).

Did you know two people can go through exactly the same circumstance and see the situation completely differently? A victory-minded person will see every trial as an opportunity to apply the Word of God and create a testimony of victory. A defeat-minded person will see a trial as yet another problem to struggle through in life.

Winners never see tests and trials; all they see are opportunities. Others who are looking on may think they are going through hard times, but winners don’t see it that way.

God’s will is that every trial is turned into an opportunity to bring increase to you in some way. He wants you to come out of every trial with the advantage. It is never God’s will that the devil succeeds against you.

The Bible says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 NKJV). When you are walking in love with God—following His plan and purpose for your life—you can face every negative situation with complete confidence. You know God will turn the tables as you exercise your faith in His Word.

The Bible says, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:31-32 NKJV).

It is always God’s will that you turn each trial you face into a testimony of victory. When you accept the fact that God plans for you to benefit and increase in every negative situation, you can face your trials with joy. You can walk through anything with joy, knowing that the outcome will be a testimony to the goodness of God.

Confession: I walk by faith, confident that God works out every trial and situation for my good. I walk in complete and total victory, knowing I am called according to God’s purpose.

+Don’t Feel Condemned+

Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no CONDEMNATION to them which are in Christ Jesus…
(No Condemnation): means no guilty verdict, or punishment.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For God has made His Son Christ Jesus to become sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
+In Christ we are righteous by God’s standard of righteousness.
+Therefore let no one’s incorrect assessment or opinion of you make you feel condemned.
+In Christ you are accepted and Loved by God our Heavenly Father. 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!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Happy Father’s Day!

“When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me”.
(Psalms 27:10 NKJV )

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me”. (Isaiah 49:15‭-‬16 NKJV).


•In spite of all that we go through as men, husbands and fathers we are still blessed.
•From our Heavenly Father’s point of view we are greatly blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved.
•May we always be men, husbands and fathers after God’s own heart. Men who are loving, Godly, righteous and holy. Men of knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and strength.
•May we be honored with love, respect and appreciation on this Father’s Day and everyday.
•Again Happy Father’s Day•
My beloved brothers and God bless you always.
+++Blessed we are and blessed we will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!

MOVE AWAY FROM EVIL PEOPLE, DON’T HANG WITH THEM.

“BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. [Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. 3:1-29; II Tim. 3:16.] And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. [Jer. 17:7, 8.] Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God]. For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought)”. (Psalm 1:1‭-‬6 AMPC)

“Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on. For they do not sleep unless they have done evil; And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence. But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble. My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, And your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil”.(Proverbs 4:14‭-‬27 NKJV).

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.” (II Corinthians 6:14‭-‬18 NKJV)

Romans 13:12-14
The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

DEMONSTRATION OF LOVE

The Three most Powerful Things the Father Demonstrated in the Life of His Son (Jesus),is love,giving ,and belief.
Johnn 3:16 says,” 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.
(1) You cannot love with the love of the Father without giving.
(2) God’s giving is sacrificial. It will cost the giver something and the recipient nothing.
(3)The love of God lays its life down for others to live.
That’s God’s demonstration of love,so walk in love.

Wearing Love as Your Garment
Colossians 3:12-14
12 PUT ON therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, (Bowels of Mercies) compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also must you do.
14 And ABOVE ALL THESE THINGS (PUT ON) LOVE, which is the BOND of PERFECTION (and COMPLETENESS).
+Love Solidifies, Perfects and Completes all that we do for the glory of God.
+May our hearts not only be filled with the LOVE of God, but may we wear the LOVE of God like a garment for the glory of God.
•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!

KNOW JESUS , NOT ABOUT HIM

You are Blessed to Believe in Jesus ,and you’re divinely blessed to know Him personally.

“And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent”. (John 17:3 AMPC).

Another version says,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 says,
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them ETERNAL LIFE; and they shall never perish…

However, in John 14:6 Jesus said: I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no man comes unto the FATHER, but by ME.
But in John 3:16-18 ,He introduced us to His Unconditional love:
“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.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
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 the hearts men and Reveals Christ the Lord to them.
+We preach the Gospel and Teach the Word and the Holy Spirit does the rest.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for our lives. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in HIM.
•BLESSED we are and BLESSED we will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!!!

FALSE PASTORS,PROPHETS, TEACHERS…,YOUR DAY IS COMING.

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority.

They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls.

They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet. These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.” (II Peter 2:1‭-‬22 NKJV).

“Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”[Romans 16:17‭-‬20 NKJV].

THE POWER OF PRAYERS

PRAYERS GO WHERE YOU CANNOT GO,DO WHAT YOU CANNOT DO,AND GIVE GOD ACCESS TO WORK OR MOVE ON YOUR BEHALF.

“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,”(Luke 18:1 NKJV).

” pray without ceasing,..”
(I Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV)

WATCH and PRAY
Luke 21:36 Jesus said:
WATCH therefore, and PRAY ALWAYS…
Then Ephesians 6:18 tells us:

“praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—”


+Jesus never said to watch and talk about the problems and make criticisms.
+Pray for the faults and problems of others instead of talking about them and criticizing them.
+To criticize the faults and problems is to magnify them and to give the enemy more of an entrance to make matters worse.
+When we pray for the problems and faults of others it is called Intercessory Prayers and Supplication in the Spirit.
+Through these Prayers God divinely intervenes and make things better, and on the same token we are slamming the door shut in the enemy’s face.
+Prayers SOLVE problems, RESOLVE problems and DISSOLVE problems.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for our lives. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our Faith, Trust and Confidence in Him.
•BLESSED we are and BLESSED we will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!!!

YOU’RE ON GOD’S MIND

God is Always Thinking of You
Psalm 8:4
What is man, that you are mindful of him…
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
•Only what God thinks about us really matters.
•In God’s mind we are His beloved sons and daughters, kings and queens, lords and rulers, and in Christ Jesus we are overcomers, victorious and more than conquerors.
•Yes, our God thinks more of us more than we realized and it’s all because He loves us. May we all continue to think of Him and more than we usually do.

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man You discipline, O Lord, The man You teach from Your word.

My 🙏🏽 Prayer…
In the morning when I rise, I give praise to my God, who shows His glory in the sun. O Lord God, you are the source of all warmth, all light, all sustenance. You bring us out of the darkness of ignorance and the blindness of death every day, that we might remember who made us and who sustains us. Your sun is a promise, that the night of death will end and you will rise again, and with you, all who confess the name of your blessed Son, Christ Jesus.

Let me remember you when I rise and all the day, my God, every waking moment; and let me sleep each night in peace, confident that I will rise with your sun once again, in the time you have chosen for me.

Holy God, I believe that you will change people and many things, if asked and if it is your will. Change me Lord, if it is your will, for I would lead a better life. Touch me, I pray, great God whose touch transforms. Reach out your mighty hand to me, and to all who seek you in the name of your Son. Heal us, transform us, and make us whole; reach out your mighty hand to lift us up to serve you; touch me and all of us this very day, O Lord, that our own hands may bring your hope and healing to this broken world.

Lord God, let me not put my trust in the words of men, for their minds are weak and their tongues are tainted by the world; but let me test everything having to do with faith against our only true teacher, Jesus Christ, and the true Word of God that was inspired through the Holy Spirit.
Amen


+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!