BE SOBER AND VIGILANT

The enemy will use every tactic and person available to him to take our minds off of this time of year, called Easter or Holy week; where we remember what God has done for us through His beloved son Jesus Christ. Most people, including some Christians, have gotten so modernized and untraditional that they forgot that according to Deuteronomy 6:6-18, God wants us to teach our children and folks who don’t know what He is all about, what He did for us and what this season of holy week is all about. This is the time of year where everything that is dead is resurrected; the easter lilies, flowers, trees, the weather, Jesus’ death and resurrection. Just like communion He wants us to remember these events and teach it to the children. It’s not the time to be thinking of personal problems and issues of the world, it’s time to reflect on God’s grace and mercies, what He has done for us and where He has brought us from. You can run from traditions but you can’t run from God and His word.

That is why as Christians God requires us to be “Sober and Vigilant”, because the adversary of the Christian is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour(1 Peter 5:8). Sometimes the devil uses people who you least expect, or suspect. People who you trust, he dresses them up, sugar-coats them, and spices them up so it looks and tastes like a gift from God or a Word from God, so that you might fall for it. But God is so good and awesome because with the temptation He always provides a way of escape  (1 Corinthians 10:13). This is why God tells us to study His word to show ourselves approved, so we can rightly divide the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Therefore if some people don’t want to talk about Resurrection week, so what, they can’t stop God’s word and His creative activities from being manifested.

The problem is that, most Christians think that the enemy is of flesh and blood, that’s why there is no unity among brethren.  This is why God wants us to cast all our cares upon Him so that we can be sober and vigilant enough to identify the enemy who is trying to devour and destroy us. God wants us to resist the enemy, and stand firm together in faith, because we are all going through the same hurt and pain (1 Peter 5:7-9). Why are we fighting each other instead of edifying each other? Instead of trying to make each other perfect we want to blame, tear down, and rip each other to minces, or chopped liver. When you preach, teach, minister or advise are you edifying and perfecting as Ephesians 4:11 -16 says or do you take pleasure in devouring and destroying?

Yes, all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, but God says in 1 John 1:9 that, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Also in Romans 8:1 He tells us that, “There is, therefore, now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” So to silence the enemy we must feed and walk after the Spirit of  God, who resides in us. It’s when we are distracted, that the enemy takes our minds and thoughts off of the word of God; which is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edge sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrew 4:12). This is why we need the right word at the right time to cancel the plans of the enemy, so God’s children can remember that the devil is defeated and we are more than conquerors, through Christ Jesus death and resurrection.

This easter lets not get distracted. Be sober and vigilant and look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. This is a reminder to everyone that the devil is after us and he will do anything, and everything to separate us, divide us, and prevent us from remembering what God has done for us through His son Jesus Christ, who did it all. If you don’t know Him and would love to meet Him go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions, this is just the beginning. Then find a God-fearing Bible believing church where you can grow and learn.

All praise, glory, honor, and thanks go to God for using me to share this message, and may He give all who read it, in whatever language, the Spiritual wisdom, knowledge and understanding to hear and do what the Spirit of the Lord requires of them. In Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen.

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BEING STRONG IN GOD

2 Corinthians 10:3-6
“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”. I always admire soldiers, they are strong,and always ready for any type of attack from the enemy, they are trained to be on alert at all times. Now as soldiers in the army of the Lord we are also required to be strong, sober, and vigilant, because our adversary, the devil, is like a roaring lion walking about, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). This is what is puzzling to me, the soldiers of the world,train daily, clean, and sharpen their weapons regularly, so why aren’t the soldiers in the army of the Lord doing the same thing; we too should be praying, fasting, meditating, and studying Gods word to show ourselves approved unto God, a soldier that is not ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth ( 2 Timothy 2:15).

How can you be victorious,and a conqueror if you are not prepared, that’s why so many Christians are defeated today, and is incapable of submitting to God, and resisting the devil, so he can flee( James 4:7); that’s why they have no power to tread upon serpents, and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, where nothing can hurt you ( Luke 10:19).

Lets do the maths , no word + no faith = no power; little word + little faith = little power; plenty word +plenty faith=plenty power;  No prayers = no answers; No God + no Jesus = death. God + Jesus=eternal life. Gods word is not chained or hidden from the christian,so lets exercise our rights as children of the most High God. “But if our gospel be hidden, it is hidden to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them who believe not”…( 2 Corinthians 4:3-6).

Soldiers don’t run around aimlessly, they know their duties,so why are the Christians running to and fro, carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men ,and cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive (Ephesians 4:14). We as Christians need a reality check, and make sure we are walking circumspectly not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16).

Your duty is to please God only,your aim is to be a disciple of Jesus Christ our Commander in chief, anything or anyone else is insignificant. We are followers of Christ, which makes us fishers of men. A soldier in Gods army don’t get tied up in the affairs of this life, we endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ ( 2 Timothy 2:3-4)

If you don’t know God or His only begotten son, Jesus Christ then you are lost,and you belong to the devil, so change your life, and circumstances, go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, it will be the best decision you ever make. I give God the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to get his message out to His people, I pray that you will be strong in the grace, that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory, amen.

STRENGTH FROM ABOVE

The devil will hit you where the sun don’t shine, and you need to know that he is a tactical expert, very strategic, cunning in spiritual warfare, and he does not fight fair. You ever notice that when something goes wrong, like a sequence of events as if all hell broke loose on your life. Well you need to know that, the devil is like a roaring lion walking about, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8), therefore he knows where, when, and how to hit you, he holds no punches, and he won’t stop until you drop.

But that’s ok, don’t worry and don’t fret because Jesus came to earth, to defeat him. Jesus gave us back the power and authority, He showed us how to use it, and when to use it. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you (Luke 10:19). We also have Jesus’ great commission, “To go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature, he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. These signs shall follow those who believe: In Jesus name they shall cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16:15-18).

The devil does not want you to know, that you have all that power, and he doesn’t want you to use it, so he walks around collecting information, and accumulating data on your life, so he can attack you at your most vulnerable moment. But children of God, when you read, and hear God’s Word, then apply it to your life, you become more than a conqueror(Romans 8:37). Greater is God, who is in you than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). What then shall we say, If God be for us, who can be against us?(Romans 8:31).

That’s when the devil gets meaner and starts using your family, friends, and finances against you. Most people who are unaware of the devils devises spend money on these so-called experts like, psychologists, behavioral analysis, and medicines, yet failing to realize, that the devil is on a rampage, trying to cripple and weaken us, again failing to realize and know that, when we are weak, that’s when Our Heavenly Father becomes strong (1 Corinthians 4:10). As believers, we also need to know that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness ( 2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

Lets stand firm, study, and be rooted in God’s word, so that the devils tactics, and devises will be ineffective, and useless against the child of God. There are many accounts, evidence, and stories of people who have overcome and are conquerors, just read Hebrews 11:1-34; and start exercising your God-given authority. The only way to have access to God’s power is through His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, John 3:16-17, Romans 10:9, John 14:6 are the scriptures to confirm this fact, so to get to know Him go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions. It will be the best thing you ever did. To receive protection from the enemy, you have to go to the specialist, His name is Jesus.

All glory, praise, honor, and thanks go to God for using me, to share His message. May the God of grace, mercy, and peace guide you to do His will now and forever amen.

OUR BIGGEST ENEMY

Devil, I hear you knocking, but you can’t come in.

I must tell you this folks, the devil does not take vacations, but we all wish he did. Sometimes we all could use a break, but we must be sober, and vigilant, because the devil is like a roaring lion, walking around, looking for people to devour (1 Peter 5:8).

Well, if you’ve never been under attack by the devil then you know whose you are? and who your father is ( John 8:44). But, as Christians we don’t worry about the devil, because, “Greater is He, who is in us, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). You must understand, and realize that our faith is the God, who created this universe, which means we are serving the true, and living God; who sent His only begotten Son to save us (John 3:16, John 6:40, Philippians 1:9-11).

Let me break it down to you my friends. Without Faith, it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). The gift of faith is one of three power gifts, and every believer gets a measure of it (Romans 12:3). Faith my friends, cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).

Folks, you must understand that your prayers, will not be answered if you don’t believe, or know the only God, who answers prayers.  And, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, is the only way to God (John 14:6, John 8:32). As I said before, without  faith it is impossible to please God. Now let me explain, what faith is. ”It is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen …it’s through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God (Hebrew 11:1-3). Stay with me, remember, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Listen to this, “For the word of God is quick, powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul, and spirit, and of the joints, and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:12-16).

As a child of God, it’s a privilege to know that, God never slumbers nor sleeps (Psalm 121:3-4), so faith in God allows us to go to sleep (Psalms 3:5-8).

Would you like to have this same, peace of mind, trust, and confidence in God, then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. You will die in your sins, if you don’t believe in Jesus (John 8:24). It will be the best decision you ever make.

I give God the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me, to get His message out to His people. I pray that they will submit to His will, and ways, as I have in Jesus Name, amen.