THE WAR WITHIN

Have you ever been in a fight where the odds are stacked up against you, the person might be bigger, stronger, taller, tougher, and probably will knock the taste out of your mouth. But you decided win or lose you are in it to win, and to the end. Did you know that, we are in a fight every day, with the spirits in us, we have the good and the evil, sweet and bitter, love and hate; the sad thing is the one that wins or dominates, dictates the course for our lives.
Paul sums it up,in Romans 7:14-25 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

However, as Christians we have the ultimate advantage, and we will be victorious, and triumphant every time if we follow the Gods plan.

Here is His plans:

(1) You must realize the battle or fight is not ours, it’s Gods, (Joshua 23:10;Deuteronomy 3:22; 1 Samuel 17:47; 2 Chronicles 20:15,the list goes on).

(2)Greater is He who is in you, than he that is in the world.(1 John 4:4).

(3)You must remain in righteousness, so that God can fight and deliver you(2 Samuel 22:18-21).

(4)According to Ephesians 6:12,’we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, the rulers of darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places’. Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 tells us ,’the battle is not for the strong’,plus a few other facts on life. Allow God to fight, and stop depending on your flesh or strength 2 Chronicles 32:8.

Now that you see who you are fighting, do you really think you stand a chance, without God fighting for you. Hey if you do good luck, I am depending on God.

Allow God to teach your hands to war, and your fingers to fight(Psalm 144:1). I use my hands to pick up the Bible, and my fingers to turn the pages of the bible to the scripture, chapter and verse that will replace the enemies thoughts of defeats, failure, lies and propaganda that he uses to distort and taint the mind. Then my faith in God, plus my prayers. I can’t lose.

Don’t try to fight the devil on your own, he will knock the daylight out of you, he will never touch you where two or three of you are gathered in Jesus Name, plus touching and agreeing, why? because Jesus is there in the midst(Matthew 18:20).

Listen to win you need Jesus, He is the only way to God (John 14:6),please try Him, you will not be disappointed, just go to the top of this blog to the salvation page and follow the instructions.

 I thank God for you and pray that He will bless, guide and lead you down the right path, I give Him the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me as a righteous vessel, to bring you his message, in Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

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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

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.

SIN IS THE DEVIL’S WEAPON

Sin is the devils only means or ways of captivating and controlling our hearts, soul, mind, and body, as a matter of fact our whole life. It’s his weapon of mass destruction,he uses the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life (1 John 2:16) to manipulate our wants, needs, and desires ,which eventually end up costing us something and ultimately leads to death.

Sin is the devils manuscript, blueprint, or plans to wreck your life, home, marriage, friends, even your family. Which eventually leads you against God’s will and plans for your life. Sin my friends is like a sore or sickness, that when left un-treated will fester and get worse until it ultimately kills you physically or spiritually, sometimes both.

Sin originated with satan (Isaiah 14:12-14) and has many names:Transgression is the divine boundary between good and evil. Iniquity is an act inherently wrong. Trespasses is the intrusion of selfishness into the realm of divine authority (Ephesians 2:1). Therefore, God had to remind us that we all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God. However being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:23-24).

For the wages of sin is death (physically and spiritually), but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord (Romans 6:23). Yes my friends God’s remedy for sin is His ultimate gift of His only begotten son Jesus Christ. All we are required to do is accept Jesus and believe that God has raised Him from the dead; then repent from all sins, turn away from sin, and just eradicate it out of your life and system.

It’s simple folks, rejecting Jesus Christ means you reject God, because Jesus is God’s gift to us for redemption of sins and eternal life (John 3:16). He is the only way, truth, and life ( John 14:6), and no one goes to God without going through Jesus. Are you interested in knowing Him? Just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions,then allow the Holy Spirit to lead,guide and direct you,for the rest of your life.

All glory, praises, honor, and thanks go to God, for using me to deliver His message to His people, so that they will not perish because of lack of knowledge. May His grace, mercy, and peace be yours now and forever 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.