SPIRITUAL INVESTMENT

People invest in everything ,from:stocks,bonds,relationships ,education,children,etc.
But what about a spiritual investment. What’s a spiritual investment? Time spent with God,in prayer,devotions,and meditation,which leads to obedience to His word.We all like to invest in our future, put away a little something for the rainy day, old folks used to say.

When you give,especially to God,He says,in Luke 6:38
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
A brother in Christ, introduced me to the investment of a life time. He opened my eyes to the fact, that our tithes, and offerings is our spiritual wall street, where God is our investor, and we will never require a bailout package, your spiritual bank will never belly up, or be bankrupt, your investment is safe and secure.

Heavens vaults holds treasures for us that moth nor rust can corrupt or contaminate it, and thieves  cannot  break into (Matthew 6:19-21), you are guaranteed a return on every heavenly investment,”Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and try me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” Wow! Listen it gets better,”And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy your fruits (Malachi 3:10-11). Now for all my financial geniuses, tell me who is better? The government try to bail, wall street out of it’s financial dilemma with a bail-out-plan, that failed. But Gods plan tells us to bring it to Him, and He will in turn open up the windows of heaven and pour onto us blessings. He also states that, He will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19), seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and everything will be added unto me(Matthew 6:33), sorry my friends I would rather trust God. Labor not to be rich, cease from thine own wisdom, wilt thou set thine eye upon that which is not? For riches make themselves wings; they fly away like an eagle towards heaven (Proverbs 23:4-5). For we brought nothing into this world, and it’s a fact we can’t take nothing out (1 Timothy 6:7).

 I have never seen a vault behind a casque, we are buried in a vault but not with money. A tithe is a tenth of your income, while an offering is a sacrifice, that is ceremonially offered to God. Tithe is something you owe, and an offering is something that you give voluntarily.   

 Don’t ever be confused about who is your source, and supplier, it’s not your job, education, boss, spouse, or luck, it is God. If you look at the poeple on the currency you work so hard to get, most if not all the people are dead, depending on where you live, so you must conclude or concur that the money couldn’t save them.
REMEMBER :
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom. The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
{Proverbs 10:21-22 }.

The only one who can save you is God through His only begotten son Jesus Christ of Nazareth (John 3:16-17,john 14 :6) do you know Him, if not go directly to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, follow the instructions, and you are on your way, trust me it is the best thing you ever did.          

I  give God the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to get His message out, I pray it edify, exhort, and blesses you as it did me, may His grace and mercy be yours now and forever, and you walk according to His will, and ways in Jesus Name, amen

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HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT

Sometimes it takes drastic circumstances or measures to get our undivided attention. Why must we lose a love one, our jobs, possessions, or get sick, before we turn to God. The sad thing about it, is that’s the time, when we are exposed, and most vulnerable, thus allowing us to do, and accept things, we will regret later on in life. But I must tell you, that is the time when God is waiting with open arms to receive us. He tells us, ”His grace is sufficient for us; because His strength is made perfect in our weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). We should never allow, our circumstances to dictate how we think, or behave. Because, it is then we make the biggest mistakes of our lives. Normally, this is the best time to seek God (Matthew 6:33), and acknowledge Him, so that He can direct your path (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Please don’t accept, and receive Gods word in some areas of your life, and don’t apply it, when you need it the most. ‘Gods word should always be a lamp to our feet, and a light to our path'(Psalms 119:105). Gods word is the best weapon, that exists to combat the enemies, of our thoughts, doubts, fears, evils, mediocrity, and low self-esteem. Allow the word of God to speak life into your circumstances. Lets start with,”many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivered him out of them all”(Psalms 34:19),God says,”His plans for us, is to prosper, and not harm us, to give us hope, and a future (Jeremiah 29:11), we are more than conquerors, because He loves us (Romans 8:37), when all else fails, there is only one alternative, and He is God, follow the professionals in the Bible, who have been there, and done that.

One of my favorites was David, he had a tumultuous life, troubles, defeat, failures, and disappointments, but he was still blessed, and highly favored. Check it out for your self, he wrote most, if not all the Psalms, listen to this one, “I was young, and now I am old; but I have never seen the righteous forsaken; nor his seed begging bread” (Psalms 37:25). All through the Psalms, he beged, cried, prayed, and God always helped him. Because, David always praised, thanked, and sang to Him (God). Listen to what David said, “I will praise the Lord at all times; His praises shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalms 34:1), “but I will hope continually, and will praise you yet more and more, my mouth shall tell of your righteousness, and your salvation all the day, for I do not know their limits”(Psalms 71:14 -15). When God helps you, are you hiding it? It’s no secret what God can do. Are you taking all the credit for yourself, telling people, how educated you are, or how pretty you are, that’s why you are where you are, you better stop that. Please folks allow God to supply your needs, according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus(Philippians 4:19), and let the world knows.

Beloved, God has sent His only begotten son, into the world, as payment for our sins, if you believe, and accept Him (John 3:16; John 6:40). I don’t care what anyone says, Jesus is the only way to God, John 14:6 says so.

I implore you, to taste and see that the Lord is good, and blessed are the people who trust in Him (Psalm 34:8, and 119:103), if you have never met Jesus, let me introduce you to Him, go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions, trust me it will be the best decision, and choice you ever make. I give God the glory, honor, praise, and thanks for using me to deliver, his message to His people, I hope it blessed you, as it did me, I pray that He will keep you, and guide you, to obey His will, and travel down His paths in Jesus Name, amen.

OUR LIMITLESS GOD

There is nothing too hard or impossible for God. Therefore we should never measure God’s unlimited and Omnipotent power,by our limited expectations ,crippled by doubts , fear and unbelief.
This is what God is saying to us today,
“According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen”.{Ephesians 3:11‭-‬21 }

‘Ah, Lord God ! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. “Behold, I am the Lord , the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
[Jeremiah 32:17, 27 ].
WHAT GOD can do in a second, takes a life time for some folks to do.

REMEMBER :
Jesus said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”(Luke 18:27 )

LISTEN :
It’s normally when we are desperate,needy,or in pain, when most people turn to God,or they feel desolate,isolated,forsaken ,and stripped of their human dignity,before they turn to God,or when we get anxious,worried,fearful ,that’s when we remember that there is a God,and decide to look for Him,because He is the only way out. And there is nothing too hard for Him to do.
“Is anything too hard for the Lord ? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” [Genesis 18:14].

Folks it should not be this way,God has never withheld anything from us,He gave us His only begotten son Jesus (John 3:16) just out of pure love. You must begin to see that the God we serve is Sovereign,and is faithful to His word(Numbers 23:19),our God is unchangeable,He is the same yesterday,today,and forever(Hebrews 13:8). Lets start seeking,praising,thanking,and glorifying our limitless God, who can do “..Exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or think”(Ephesians 3:20).

Why are we not committed to our limitless God? Why do we wait for something drastic,and dramatic to happen before we turn to Him? Is it because you don’t want to be submitted to Him or is it out of ignorance? well listen to what (Romans 10:23)  says,”For they being ignorant of Gods righteousness,and going about to establish their own righteousness,have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God”.

Is it because you don’t love Him? We love Him,because He first love us(1 John 4:19),”Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,all thy soul ,all thy strength,with all thy mind;and thy neighbor as thyself “(Luke 10:27).Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity (Ephesians 6:24).

Don’t you trust God? The Bible says,”Trust in the Lord with all thine heart,and lean not unto thine own understanding,but in all thy ways acknowledge Him,and He will direct your paths(Proverbs 3:5-6).The Lord is good,a stronghold in the day of trouble;and He knows those who trust Him (Nahum 1:7).Job said,”though He slay me,yet will I trust Him”(Job 13:15).God will keep you in perfect peace,when you keep your mind stayed on Him,and trust Him(Isaiah 26:3).

Don’t you want to submit to God? Don’t you realize that whomever or whatever you choose to obey becomes your master? you can choose sin,which leads to death,or you can choose to obey God,and receive His approval.(Romans 6:16).No man can serve two masters(Matthew 6:24).

Haven’t you realize yet, that He is the one who supplies your every needs,not your job,education,spouse,boss or any earthly person,He will use them ,but the buck stops with him.”But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). You do know who Jesus is? He is Gods special gift to us (John 3:16);He is the only way to God and eternal life (John 14:6),now if you don’t Him personally go to the top of this blog,click on to the salvation page,and follow the instructions. you will never regret or forget this day.

I give God the glory,praise,honor,and thanks for using me to put His message out there,I pray it will be a blessing to you.

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE JOURNEY

1.God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble (Psalms 46:1)

2.For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous;but the way of the ungodly shall perish (Psalm 1:6).

3.There is no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus ,when we walk after the spirit ,and not the flesh(Romans 8:1)

4.After hearing the word of truth about salvation,and believing we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise ( Ephesians 1:13)

5.The lord is our helper,so there is no reason to fear,what men will do;God never leaves or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5-6;Deuteronomy 31:5)

6.Don’t forget that we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loves us,and gave His life for us (Romans 8:37)

7.Because we believe in Jesus Christ we will have everlasting life(John 6 :40)

8.God will keep us in perfect peace,when we keep our minds on Him and trust Him (Isaiah 26:3)

9.Our God will supply our needs,according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4 :19)

10. We must present our bodies as a living sacrifice to God as our reasonable service (Romans 12:1); because the wages of sin is death ,but the gift of God is  eternal life ( Romans 6:23)

As a believer in God and His only begotten son Jesus Christ(John 3:16-17), we can say these quotes and more with confidence,and blessed assurance that Jesus will come again,and that’s why we worship and adore Him.Now if you don’t know God and His son who was crucified for our sins,and is the only way to God and eternal life( John 14:6),allow me to introduce Him to you.

Just 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,and you can say those quotes above and more with confidence.

Now to the king Eternal,Immortal,Invisible,the only wise God, to Him be the glory,praise,honor,and thanks for using me to minister to His people.

CULTIVATE HEALTHY THOUGHTS

“Every good and perfect gift is from above” James 1:17

“I  am fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:14

 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13

“I am more than a conqueror” Romans 8:37

“God direct my path, because I let Him”Proverbs 3:6

My afflictions are many, but God delivers me – Psalm 34:19

“God always supply my needs,according to His riches” Philippians 4:19

Goodness and mercies follow me daily – Psalms 23:6

“His grace is sufficient for me” 2 Corinthians 12:9

“God never leaves me, nor forsake me” Hebrews 13:5

God love me so much, He sent Jesus to save me – John 3:16

Nothing can separate me from Gods love – Romans 8:39

God wants me to be prosperous and healthy – Jeremiah 29:11

“No weapons formed against me shall prosper” Isaiah 54:17

“God is my refuge, and fortress”Psalm 91:2

“God’s peace is baffling, but it keeps your heart and mind” Philippians 4:7

Finally my friends, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest,whatever  things are just,whatever things are pure,whatever things are lovely,whatever things are of good report;if there be any virtue,and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8.

If you don’t know the blessings that salvation brings 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.

I give God the praise, glory, honor, and thanks for using me to encourage or comfort someone today, but the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you, to Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever ,amen.

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JESUS IS OUR ASSURANCE

Why wait till you hit the bottom to seek God? Why not make Jesus,your first option instead of your last? It’s always when people are at an intersection or cross-roads between a rock and a hard place, that they know who Jesus is,and try to seek Him. It’s the only time, they call on Him day and night, that’s the time they get spiritual and start to sing blessed assurance Jesus is mine, and that’s the time you will have to repent from your sins, then accept and believe on Jesus Christ, before God can truly help you.

Assurance is a positive declaration intended to give confidence. It is also a pledge  or guarantee made by someone; but times have changed, and people have changed and the meanings have escape clauses in them. For example; marriage used to be the ultimate assurance that only death will separate a man and a woman who God has joined  together in holy matrimony, but that has changed. Politicians promise to bring changes to the community, and when they get in nothing changes.

People used to have the assurance that when a door is closed, God will open a window, that allows us to climb out, without a scratch, bruise or blemish. What has happened to our confidence in our God who owns the universe, and everything in it? How easily we forget that Philippians 4:19 tells us that, “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” In 1 Peter 5:7, His word tells us to cast all our care on Him, because He cares for us.

How did we ever allow the devil to implant doubt and fear in our minds, when God clearly tells us in 2 Timothy 1:7 that, He (God) never gives us the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. So now that you realize that fear is a spirit from the devil get rid of it, cast it out, rebuke it, and bind it in the Name of Jesus Christ, and loose power, love, and a sound mind.

I could fill this blog with assurance scriptures, but if you don’t read them, meditate on them, exercise or put them into practice what good is it. It’s like someone gives you a million dollars, and you never spend it, because you either forget that you have it, you just don’t know how to spend it, or what to do with it, so you just sit on it while you are hungry and in need.

Listen, it’s time to accept God’s positive declarations in the Bible,which assure us of His promises. For example: eternal life (1 John 2:25), He will add everything we need if we seek Him first (Matthew 6:33), He will direct our paths, if we acknowledge Him(Proverbs 3 :5-6), He will never leave or forsake me (Hebrew 13:5, James 1:5), nothing or no one can separate me from His love(Romans 8:38-39).Wow! This is exciting, and the Bible is full of assurances.

Thank God for His word that informs us of our assurances through His son Jesus Christ. Do you have this assurance? What are you waiting for ? Do you want it? It’s already paid for by God’s son (Jesus Christ) His ultimate gift to us. So just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions, and for further studies and information, go to www.riversofrevival.com.

All glory, praise, honor, and thanks go to God for using me to write this message. I pray that He will give you everything you need spiritually to read and understand His messages through the Bible, this blog or whatever means necessary. I pray for you to seek Him. In Jesus name, amen.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER AS BLESSED

Most people love to say they are blessed, but do they really know what being blessed is. A friend of mine says, “being blessed is having an abundant and unlimited supply of  life’s  necessities from earth to heaven,” which means you don’t lack or want for anything, because God is your one and only supplier, distributer, provider and more. This is not a feel good moment it’s a confidence booster, that without a shadow of doubt the God we serve, who owns the world and everything in it will supply our needs.  In Psalm 24:1 we see that, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all its occupants belong to Him.” Therefore, when you say you are blessed, your lifestyle reflects Philippians 4:19 which tells us that, “But my God shall supply all of  your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Notice the scripture did not say your job, spouse, family, friends or any earthly connection will supply your need; it says God, through Jesus Christ, His son will supply all your need. Allow me to go a little deeper in what, being blessed is and how it is attained.

When you are blessed, you and everyone around you knows, because you are envied and hated by people who don’t even know you or where you are coming from, so they will judge and criticize you, because the devil and his demons didn’t give it to you and he can’t take it away. Whomever God blesses no man can curse, and no demon can take it away. Everyone can receive the blessing and favor of God all it takes is obedience and commitment to God. It tells us this in Deuteronomy 28:1-14, “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments, which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth; And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field…Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out; The Lord shall cause thine enemies who rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face; they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways…And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath, if thou hearken unto the commands of the Lord thy God…” So why aren’t you blessed? Is it because you are not obedient to God’s word.

People who are blessed have supernatural faith in God and are strong like Sampson, wise like Solomon, face and slay giants like David did, go in the lion’s den like Daniel, come out of the fiery furnace without a burn mark like the three Hebrew boys, refuse to commit adultery and fornication that would jeopardise their relationship with God like Joseph did. If we look at Hebrews 11, we will find all the folks who were blessed because of belief, faith and trust in our omnipotent God. Are you interested in being blessed? Do you want to be blessed? Then  you must accept God’s personal gift of His beloved Son Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, because He is the one and only way to God as John 14:6 tells us (that He is the way, the truth and the life) and unlike the old testament days, He is the fulfilment of the laws written back then, and has become the only access to God. To get started to receive your blessings go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. Jesus is your only and final offer to get right with God in order to be blessed.

Blessed folks seek  the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first so that He can keep adding things to them as Matthew  6:33 clearly points out to us. All good and perfect gifts only come from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:17).When you obey Him only then will you get access to His blessings, so go for it, it’s all yours.

 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, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, be all praise, honor, thanks and dominion for His grace mercy and endless love and also for using me to release this message to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen