EXCHANGE GIFTS WITH THE DEVIL

The best gift for Christmas is never found under a tree, but it was hung on a tree ,shaped like a cross. So this year let’s give the devil back his gifts of the world like : depression, death,or any kind of losses, defeat,stress,cares,etc,and accept the gift of life,love,joy,peace, etc,that God gives through His Son.
This time of the year can be the most challenging for many people, especially if they loss a love one,their jobs,house,or something of value, or it could be an event,occurrence, or tragic situation that’s a constant reminder. But whatever it is there is a solution or an answer for it all. However, let’s set the record straight, you can only overcome death, difficulties, trials tribulations, debts, and every obstacle life has thrown at you, if and when you become a child of God. Why,only then? Because, when you accept Jesus,you exchange your sins,problems, burdens,and everything that keeps you down ,for His peace,joy,and rest,etc.

All it takes is you believing, trusting, obeying and having faith in God. If you can’t believe, trust and obey then you are not going to overcome anything. God never lies as Numbers 23:19 tells us; and He is not slack concerning His promises (2 Peter 3:9). However, He encourages us in Hebrew 10:23 to hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for He is faithful that promised.

So to overcome everything I mentioned above you have to believe God’s word and see yourself as His child that has overcome because of Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son. Then stand on all His promises in the God inspired book called the Bible. Get to know your Creator for yourself so that you will know for a fact that, “ye are of God little children and have overcome them (difficulties, trials, tribulations, debts, heartaches, etc) because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” Do you know who you believe in and are you persuaded that He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all you ask our think as 2 Timothy 1:12 and Ephesians 3:20 says?

Jesus warns us in John 16:33 that in the world we will have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world. So if you are not an overcomer you better stop and take a look inside to see if the Holy Spirit is living in you or if your habituous sin is blocking Him from residing in you. No I am not judging you, but if you are children of God, live like it. Revelation 12:10-11,”.. Now is come salvation,and strength,and the Kingdom of Our God,and the power of His Christ;for the accuser of our brethren is cast down,who accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb,and by the word of their testimony ,and they love not their lives unto the death”. We are overcomers,it’s already written.Read what Romans 8:5-19 says. I will quote a few key scriptures, but if you love God and what to overcome go read it all. Seek God for yourself, draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. God’s Holy Spirit will teach you all things, YOU not your pastor or bishop, HE will do it,  if you want Him to. Why settle for second best when He has the best for you.

Romans 8:
5. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
6. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither, indeed can it be.
8. So they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9b. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is not of His.
14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, “Abba Father”.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17). The Holy Spirt frees you from bondage of death, doubts, etc. and turns you into an overcomer.

1 John 5:4 For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
If it is your desire to accept God’s good and perfect gift of His only begotten Son. Go to the top of this blog,click unto the salvation page,and follow the instructions,then allow the Indwelling Holy Spirit to lead, guide,and direct you for the rest of your life.

GOOD,BETTER,BEST

I always love the saying, good, better, best. However, the only time we choose to use it, is when we lost something or someone. It is an effective quotation to hide our hurt, pain, and devastation. But if we look at it from a different perspective, there is a lot of truth behind the quote. I have been in situations where, I have lost a job I thought was good, then got a better one, lost that to get the best, with more money.

That’s why I stand on God’s word, and His promises, because,that’s when I realize that the quotation is true, it says:’And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose'(Romans 8:28). It’s always in losses, that God opens our eyes to see the blessings, He has in store for us, its then we see His grace, and mercies manifested, it’s then we should lose focus of the things, and people of this world, and focus on the only one who can see us through, and bring us out of the storms of life. Yes friends let me tell you, like it is: ‘we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed   ( 2 Corinthians 4:8-9).  

 I  love Gladys Knight song but I have to re-write it to suit me, ‘If anyone should ever write my life story, for whatever reason, please tell them Jesus is the best thing that ever happen to me’. The world can’t top what Jesus did on Calvary, no man or woman, no job, no degree, nothing can beat out Gods best for us.

Let me reveal a little secret to you, when we are afflicted, talked about, and mistreated, it is for our consolation and salvation.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God   ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-7). ‘Finally, my brethren,rejoice in the Lord…beware of dogs, people who do evil, and the mutilations of the flesh, for we are the circumcision, who worship God in the spirit, so lets rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh'(Philippians 3:1-3). If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior, go immediately to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions, don’t delay tomorrow might be too late, open up your heart and let the redeemer in, it will be the best thing you ever did, and the best gift you ever received.

I give God the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to get His message out to His people, I pray it blesses you as it did me, and may you obey His will, and walk according to His ways in Jesus Name, amen.

WRONG CHOICES

Have you ever make decisions in your life that you later regret, you just wish you could see the future, or read someones mind, even just a glimpse of the intents, contents, and desires of their hearts. But, would it have really made a difference, because sometimes,if not all the times we see the writing on the wall, or signs that this will not work, yet we ignore it, and do our own thing. Most of us spend all our lives trying to fix broken things, yet failing to realize that if God is not the glue that will hold it together, then you are wasting your time. However,if we just do as God suggest in Proverbs 3:5-8
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones”. Because He knows the hearts of people as Jeremiah 17:9-10 says,
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord , search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.

It’s amazing, how many times the devil leads us to think that our looks, money, or body will change a person, failing again to see that if God is not the catalyst for change, you might as well give up, because every opportunity the devil gets, he is going to shred it like paper.

The beauty about a child of God in situations like these,is that God promise never to leave or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5), and a whole lot more,but child of God; Listen, if you don’t know Gods promises how are you going to overcome the struggles,fights,trials,and tribulation that the enemy is throwing at you. How can you go to war without weapons,you can’t go in a boxing ring to fight without arms, so, how do you expect to defeat the devil without the word of God planted in you,without the Holy Spirit residing in you,without even accepting Gods gift of His son Jesus Christ,without living Holy and righteous,without presenting your body as a living sacrifice,holy and acceptable unto God,which is your reasonable service;and be not conformed to this world,but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,that you may prove what is that good,acceptable,and perfect will of God ( Romans 12:1-2). Now you tell me,how do you expect God to clean up your mess,your problem,your trials, if you are not serving Him? Does that, even make sence to you?Let me tell you something if you are not living right,having sex out of marriage,lying,stealing,cheating,etc.etc.you might as well stop praying;because it is written:”The effectual,fervent prayers of the righteous availed much” ( James 5:16).”For the eyes of the Lord, are over the righteous,and His ears are open unto their prayers”      ( 1 Peter 3:12).Well I am not going to belabor the point you got the message,God takes care of those who seek,love,and live for Him in all aspect of their lives. If for whatever reason you don’t know God or His only begotten son,Jesus Christ,go to the top of this blog,click on to the salvation page,then follow the instructions,it will be the best choice you ever make,drop me a note if you need help,connecting with the right people or getting help knowing Christ Jesus. I sincerely give God the glory,praise,honor,and thanks for using me to get His message to His children,I pray it bless you as it did me,and you will obey His will and ways or commands.