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.

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UNDER ATTACK

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous;but the Lord delivers him out of them all” [ Psalms 34:19]. The church is under attack, people are under attack, marriages are under attack, children are under attack, the devil is on a rampage, he realizes we are in the latter days so he has increased demonic attacks. Therefore we as children of the most high God have to elevate our level of prayer, praise, fasting, and meditation on the word of God. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,but mighty through God,to pull down strongholds and bring them under obedience to Christ {2Corinthians 10:4&5}.

 Ephesians 6:12-13 clearly identifies the enemy as demonic spirits, it states:

For we wrestle not against fresh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places; Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day.”

We can see the uprising of demonic forces in high places, with the passing of the gay rights bill, legalizing same-sex marriages, the killings of children. The list goes on.  The acceptance of these behaviours in society shows the massive increase of men pleaser more than God pleaser. We are in a fierce battle even though the enemy looks like they are winning, it’s just a smoke screen to keep those who are lost blinded by the truth and the fact that, the devil is already defeated, because of Jesus Christ our Messiah.

All the things that are taking place in the world today are signs of  demonic influences and perversion of Gods intended purpose. If God had intended for us to live in sin He never would have sent Jesus, His only begotten son to redeem us. Beloved children of God now is the time for us to walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16).

Our most effective weapons when we are under attack is: prayer, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing; But remember only the effectual prayers of the righteous availed much (James 5:16). So are you righteous ? Know your strength, Luke 10:19 tells us that Jesus has given us the power to tread upon serpents, scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Next we must praise Him continually, Psalm 34 :1 tells us that His praise must be continually in our mouths. Hebrews 13:15 tells us to give Him a sacrifice of praise. Then we must offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving (Amos 4:5). We must give thanks always for all things (Ephesians 5:20). To be victorious we must cast down any and every imaginations that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ ( 2 Corinthians 10:5).

As Christians to conqueror the enemy repeatedly, we need to give ourselves to fasting and prayer, repent often, and meditate on Gods word day and night, once we eliminate some thing we love to eat or do as a sacrifice to God it drives the enemy crazy. Then put on the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:14-18) which are: the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, shoes of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit, and praying in the spirit.

If you don’t know God or His only begotten son Jesus Christ, you are invited to know Him. Just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions. All praise, glory, honor, and thanks go to God for using me to deliver His message.

QUALITY TIME

When we are dating someone who has the potential to be our spouse, we spend quality time with them, know their moods, likes, dislikes, and everything else we need to know about them. However, most of the time we get mixed signals or are blinded by our lust and desires, but if we spend the same amount of time to get to know God the same way, then  He will be able to see what we don’t see because He looks at the heart. What’s disturbing to me is that we can spend all this time getting to know a person that might leave us, forsake us, or break our heart, but the one who we should spend time with and get to know we don’t. The one who never goes back on His promises, or His word we fail to spend quality time with. That one is God, He is the one we should spend time with and get to know before we get to know anyone else.

Some people say time waits on no one, and that is a fact. Most people waste time doing things they should not be doing, while others spend time studying for an exam, or practicing to sing or dance, even to be successful in a sport or something. Yet the one who invented it all we spend less time with. Now is the time for us to walk circumspectly not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16). What are you doing with your time? Times have changed for the worse, we have advanced in technology, but decreased in Godliness. In Ecclesiastes 3, we learn that there is a time for everything, so what are you doing with the time you have while you are alive? Have you made time to meet your Maker now instead of later when it will be too late?

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; For the time is at hand (Revelation 1:3). Yes the time is at hand where the Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 3:1-13,  

“This I know, also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it; from such turn away. For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth, men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further; for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, patience, persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall become worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

It’s time to let God in your life. It’s time to give Him some quality time. If you are interested go to the top of this blog and visit the salvation page that is titled Steps to Leading Someone to Christ; Salvation Prayer.

However, don’t stop at just receiving Salvation. Find a Bible believing church, with people who are followers of Jesus Christ so you can develop Godly character and principles. Read your Bible daily,and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and direct you for the rest of your life.  May God give you the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to receive His message and apply it to your life, in Jesus’ name. 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 Him who is Immortal and Invisible, the only wise God, our Savior, be glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to release this message. In Jesus name, Amen

IS IT FOOLISHNESS

They say belief kills and belief cures,but I ask belief in what?or who? It is a fact, that if you believe in satan you will  die,but believe in Jesus Christ and you will be saved,and have everlasting life(John 6:40).Most people believe in Jesus Christ yet there are those who don’t,who do you believe in ? Are you one of the foolish people the Bible speaks about?

The apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 1:18 tells us that the message of the cross(which is about Jesus’ crucifixion) is foolishness to those who are perishing,but for those who got saved by it,we see it as the manifestation of the power of God.How ironic it is that the scientist, archeologist,and all those so-called experts,also the over educated,and wise people ,fail to explain or clarify certain occurences or events that’s happening ,yet they still refuse to admit,recognized,and acknowledge that there is a God,and Jesus Christ is His (Gods) only begotten son(John 3:16).

For it is written: I (God) will destroy the wisdom of the wise,and bring to nothing the understanding or intellect of the prudent; Where is the wise? Where is the scholar?  Where is the philosopher of this age? Has God not made foolish the wisdom of the world?……………. (1 Corinthians 1:19-20);For example,does the meteorologist give you an accurate account of the weather? Did anyone find a cure for death? or cancer? ….For since the wisdom of this world knew not God,it pleases God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe; you may not know this, but the foolishness of God is wiser than man      (1 Corinthians 1:25).

There is nothing wrong with being wise,the Bible tell us to be wise as serpents( Matthew 10:16);Ephesians 5:15-16 tells us, to walk circumspectly not as fools but as wise,redeeming the time because the days are evil;But we are told in Romans 12:16, not to be wise in our own conceits.These scriptures are not referring to worldly wisdom or carnal people, it’s talking to christians, who are fools for Christ’s sake,but wise in Christ;we are weak, but you are strong;you are distinguished,but we are dishonourable ( 1 Corinthians 4:10);But we are wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 3:15).

How shall we escape,if we choose to neglect so great salvation(Hebrews 2:3);now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ,according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began,but now made manifest,and by the prophetic scriptures made known to all nations ,according to the commandment of the everlasting God,for obedience to the faith;to God only wise,be glory through Jesus Christ for ever.amen.

Friends if you don’t know God or His only begotten son(Jesus Christ),then go to the top of this blog,click on to the salvation page,and follow the instructions,it will be the best thing you ever did.All glory,praise,honor,and thanks be to God,Our Father and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ for using me to deliver this message to His people,may His grace,mercy,and peace be yours now and forever in Jesus Name ,amen.

PREPARATION

Preparation beats elaboration any day. Lawyers always prepare for a case, before they go to court, if they plan to win. Doctors prepare for surgery, before they start operating on the patient. The soldier has to practice before he goes off to war. All occupations require the individual to study and practice as often as possible, in order to be successful at their professions. Everything we do in life we have to be prepared for, the question is, how well are we prepared? How do we prepare? and what are we preparing for?

 As children of God we must be prepared to receive God’s gifts, prepare to submit to God and resist the devil, prepare for Jesus’ return, prepare to fight the good fight of faith, and lay hold on eternal life (1 Timothy 6:12). Preparation is not an overnight thing, and it cannot be done in a day. Preparation starts with  our hearts and minds so we can receive the things of the spirit of God (1 Samuel 7:3; Proverbs 16:1).

However, as Christians we must study to show ourselves approved unto God a workman that needed not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). As soldiers in the army of the Lord, Ephesians 6:15 (AMP) tells us to shod our feet in preparation to face the enemy with the surefooted stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news of the gospel of peace. We must be ready to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ over the whole world(Mark 16:15-16). How beautiful upon the mountain are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good news, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion your God reigns (Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15).

 We must let the word of Christ dwell in us richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms,  hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord (Colossians 3:15).Lets get it together saints, 1 Peter 3:15 tells us, “to be ready to give an answer to everyone that asked us for a reason of the hope that is in us“. We are in the last days, Jesus went to prepare a place for us ( John 14:2), are we preparing for Jesus’ return? Are we walking circumspectly, not as fools but as wise people, redeeming the time, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16). If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. All praises, glory, honor, and thanks go to God for enabling me to minister, His message to His people.