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

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.

CONFIDENCE BUILDE

And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us; and if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him (1 John 5:14-15).

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will give him astone? or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good gifts to them that ask him? Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even to them; for this is the law and the prophets(Matthew 7:7-12).

Be careful for nothing;but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Philippians 4:6). Feed your confidence with the word.
James 4:2
…all of you have not, because all of you ask not. 
John 16:24
Until now have all of you asked nothing in my name: ask, and all of you shall receive, that your joy may be full. 
Psalm 2:8 
Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. 
Psalms 24:1 
The earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 
•You can ask God for anything in the world as long as it is holy, righteous and good. 
•Remember it is just as important to ask God for things for others as it is to ask God for things for yourself. 
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!

VICTORY IS YOURS

No matter how things look,don’t give up,nor quit,just stand still and watch God turn your circumstances around ,by turning your messes into messages, your tests into a testimonies, your trials into triumphs and turn yourself from being a victim to becoming a victor. How? Well you have to accept a few things and the first being Gods gift of his only begotten son, Jesus Christ. You have to believe that God sent Him to save us (John 3:16) and Jesus is our way to God. Jesus told us the truth about God and granted us eternal life (John 14:6; John 6:40) and because of him we are more than conquerors ( Romans 8:37).

In Matthew 16:19 Jesus said,”I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven and what you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and what you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven”. 1 John 4:4 says that “You, little children, are of God and have overcome them; because greater is He (God) who is in you than he that is in the world.” In Luke 10:19 God says: Behold, I give unto you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. With this power nothing shall, by any means, hurt you.”

Now go unto Him, he who is able to do exceedingly abundant things above all that we ask or think of, according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20). Come on children of God, you need to exercise your power and activate your strength. Philippians 4:13 tells us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us which means victory is ours! If you feel left out of Gods promises it’s because you know and feel that you are not one of His children. be strong and change that today! Go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the simple instructions. To God be the glory now and forever more. Angels are celebrating your acceptance into the kingdom of heaven as well as your choice to accept Gods gift of His son Jesus Christ.

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.

THE SIGNS OF LIFE

Wrong way;do not enter;yield,what will be the consequences if we disobey these road signs?death,disfigurement,or paralysis,but sometimes it’s devastating.On the road of life there are highways and by-ways, so when we run out of gas we always stop by a gas station with a convenient store, not only to get gas but snacks.Now on the highway to heaven as Christians we have to stop by our convenient store called church to fill up with the word of God,and pick up a few scriptures to snack on; like yield not your body as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin, but yield it unto God (Romans 6:13).

Just like the convenient store all kinds and types of people go in for different reasons and different things, it’s the same way with church, all kinds of people go there for different reasons and different things. Why is it that when we are driving we obey the road signs to avoid an accident, but we refuse to obey God’s word, in order to avoid sinning, we submit to the road signs, but we can’t submit to God, and resist the devil so that he can flee(James 4:7).

To get our drivers license we have to read, and study the drivers manual to take a written test to get our permit to operate a motor vehicle, then we get a few practice lessons, before we take the road test. So why can’t we be as enthusiastic to read the Bible, and study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman who is not ashamed, to rightly divide the word of truth( 2 Timothy 2:15). Then, when taking the road test we must obey all the road signs, and apply all the rules of the road that we learned in the drivers manual, in order to pass the test; which rewards us, or qualifies us to own and operate a motor vehicle.

 Now as Christians, to exercise and operate in our God-given gifts, anointing, and power we have to also obey, and follow the rules of the Bible. Wrong way;Wide roads lead to destruction; narrow roads leads to life(Matthew 7:13-14). We should always go down Jesus way, which turns into truth lane, and takes us onto the highway to life (John 14:6), or if you choose differently, you can take sin street straight down to death lane (Romans 6:23)which is the wrong way;read the signs.But you shall receive power,after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you,and you shall be witnesses unto me,both in Jerusalem, in all Judea,and in Samaria,and unto the uttermost part of the earth(Acts 1:8).

It’s reassuring to known that God  created a way for us to get to Him, through His only begotten son Jesus Christ. Do you know Him? If you are interested 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 get His word to His people.

DIVINE STANDARDS

Sin is disobedience against the divine will, and plans of God. Did you know that sin originated with the devil, or satan also know as lucifer, before he sinned (Isaiah 14:12-14). Because, he got kicked out of heaven, with no chance of ever returning, his sole purpose in life is to take as much people with him as possible, so he started with Adam and Eve (Romans 5:12; Genesis 3:1-7). Because of them, we are born sinful and shaped in iniquity (Psalm 51:5), that’s why it is written,”All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23); So the question is? Who are you living for? Lets put sin into perspective, it is the blatant disrespect and disobedience against God’s will, the absence of righteousness from a person’s life, and the worse is hating God and His only begotten son.

 The wage of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23); Now why would someone not accept God’s gift of His only begotten son Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17, John 14:6),it just does not make any sence. Why do you choose to follow someone, who is doomed, and on a downward destructive path,  yes we were born in it, but we don’t have to live or stay in it. Are people that blind, that they fail to realize, that everything that glistens is not gold, can’t they see, understand or comprehend that misery loves company, so don’t accompany the devil to hell. If you want to know or feel where the devil is taking you, just stick your finger in a fire, or take a trip to the beach when it is 100 degrees outside, or fire up the oven to the maximum temperature and climb in,or when a volcano erupts don’t run,allow the lava to burn you,and you will get a taste of hell.Now think about it? Is that where you want to spend eternity. This is how you know if you are following the devil and is destined for hell: When you love, and follow your sinful desires, sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, anger, jealousy, selfish ambition, envy, drunkenness, etc.(Galatians 5:19-21)

Now can you say without a shadow of a doubt that you are following God’s will, and not the devil’s, listen, lets change your status right now, go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions for starters, then allow the Holy Spirit to lead and direct you for the rest of your life, read, Romans 12 :1-2 as a motto for Godly living, find a church that shares your belief in God and His son Jesus Christ, then you are on your way. Trust me it will be the best thing you ever did. I give God the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to get His message 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.

(100th post)

THE DEVIL’S HIT LIST

Are you on the devil’s V.I.P list,or his hit list. Let’s face the facts,the devil never loved us,and never will,we are on his hit list,so we could be killed. However, the good news is that he is already defeated, because Jesus went down to hell, so that we could be well; they put Him in a hole, so that we could be made whole. He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5). Because of this the Christian is on the devils hit list, the most wanted, the most troubled; Jesus knew exactly what we would be going through, the hardship, persecutions, ridicules, and insults. That’s why Paul said, ‘Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforted us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them who are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of God (1 Corinthians 1:3-4). Most people are duped into believing that once you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord, and Savior, it’s smooth sailing from then on, the devil is a liar, because, that’s when the devil personally put you on a hit list just to make you mess up. No problem, because, that’s when true faith in the God you serve is activated, that’s when you have to know all of God’s promises, like: “Greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4), or “He will never leave or forsake us.” (Hebrew 13:5), His grace is sufficient for us; for His strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9); We are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37).

Please don’t make the mistake like Job did, thinking he could find comfort in his friends (Job 16:2). There will be occasions where we are burdened beyond measure, above our natural ability, and strength till we are despaired of life. This is why Paul tells us that as Christians, we should comfort each other, with the same comfort, God comforts us with. Paul encourages us to do that because there are believers out there who have never really hit rough waters, or feel abandoned, destitute, and broken, this is the reason why we can’t forsake the assembling of ourselves (Hebrews 10:25) because, this is where the Five fold ministry is activated, to exhort, teach, and edify the body of Christ so that we can be perfect and unified in faith and the knowledge of the Son of God (Ephesians 4:11-12). Now unfortunately, all we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way, and the Lord had laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he opened not His mouth (Isaiah 53:6-7). Jesus paid it all, gave us the victory, the power and authority to tread on serpents, scorpions, and all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19) so let’s stand victorious and triumphantly like the champions He turned us into.

If you don’t know God or His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth then go to the top of this blog,click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, it will be the greatest thing you ever did,then allow the Holy Spirit to lead,guide,and direct your path,for the rest of your life. All glory, praise, honor, and thanks go to God, Our Heavenly Father for using me to deliver His message.

PURIFICATION

There are things in life, for some it’s a no brainer, while others have to analyze, dissect, and just make it more complicated than it really is. Now if you surround yourself with the filth, and garbage of this world, there will be no room for purification or cleansing to manifest itself, As the saying goes garbage attracts garbage. Who or what are you attracted to, or is attracted to you? why not purge or purify yourself from the filth of this world.

For purification to be activated, one must first clear a path, because it starts internally, then radiates externally. For God to work on you, in you, and through you; we must give Him access to enter into our hearts, then our mind. The heart is the storage facility for good and evil, out of the heart proceeds evil thoughts (Matthew 15:19, Luke 6:45), the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9), the heart knoweth its own bitterness(Proverbs 14:10). Now you understand why purification has to start with the heart (James 4:8), David tells us to hide Gods word in our hearts, so that we will not sin against God(Psalms 119:11). God knows once He captivates our hearts, He will be the object and focal part of our lives. Therefore, He has to work from within so the manifestation of His love, compassion, and beauty will be seen on the outside of us. Lets start by submitting to God today, so He can clean the junk out of our trunk, bury the skeletons in our closet. Yes I know old habits are hard to die, but that’s just an excuse the devil uses to keep us defeated, but it’s when we submit to God, and resist him(devil), then he(devil) will flee (James 4:7), God also promise never to leave or forsake us (Hebrew 13:5). David tells us that, ‘he has been young and now that he is old, yet he has never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread (Psalms 37:25). In life it is who you are attracted to that gets your undivided attention, time, and effort then it is returned to you in like manner. Well folks, the same principle applies to God, ‘Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you (James 4:8). If you surround yourself with the filth, and garbage of this world, then God will not be able to get through to you, therefore start cleaning, cleanse yourself, come on free yourself, and shake yourself loose from all the filth, and garbage of this world, give Him your life today. Purify your hearts, clear your minds from double mindedness it only makes you unstable, unproductive, and leads straight to hell. Just submit to God, He will do the rest.

If you don’t know how to, and want to accept Him, go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and 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 this message out, I pray that you will  purify yourself, so that the beauty of Jesus will be seen in you, and you will allow Him to lead you, and guide you the rest of the way, in Jesus Name, Amen.