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.

ARE YOU IN CONTROL

Who is in control of your life? Who makes the decisions in your life? Who is the head of your life? Ok! Although you may make your own decisions, and you feel that no one can tell you what to do. Realize this, if God is not running your life then the devil is. Now if the devil is running your life, then you should know that you are on a  destructive path that is going straight to hell . Ecclesiastes 7:29 says,”Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright, But they have sought out many schemes.”

Most of us would love to think that we are making the right decisions until trouble or problems surface. Then we turn to God instead of obeying His word. In Proverbs 3:5-6 states for us to, “Trust in the Lord with all our hearts, and not to lean on our own understanding, also when we acknowledge Him (God) first in everything He will direct our paths, and His paths are heaven bound”.

No matter who or what you are in this world you will have to answer to God sooner or later. One thing that is certain is that God owns the Heavens, the earth and everything in it. Including you whether you believe it or not. Without God running your life or being in your life you will be ruined and you will never have control of your life. God had control before you were born or possibly before you were even an idea. Psalm 139 : 13-17, Galatians 1:15 and Jeremiah 1:4  tells us that, ‘God knew us before we were in our mothers womb and the plans He had for us’.

If you think, you were not included in those scriptures then you are blind, lost or both. If you believe that you control your own life then you are also on the ship of the blind and lost. Get off the wrong path and turn your life over to God through His only begotten son Jesus Christ. Allow God to be the master of your life. if you are ready to start anew then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. This is one moment in your life that you will never regret.

To God be the glory, praise, honor, and thanks. Father almighty, thank you for using me as one of your messengers to get your word out to your children. I pray in the name of Jesus that God will give you spiritual wisdom, knowledge and discernment to receive His truth. Amen.

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.

WHY BLAME GOD?

Every problem, trial, tribulation and crisis that occurs in life people want to blame God or someone else for it.What I fail to understand is why people blame God when the “person” who is the source and catalyst for all this mess is the devil. So why are you blaming God? He didn’t put us in the predicaments or conditions we are in. We all make our own choices and decisions without acknowledging Him but if we include Him in our plans He will put us on the right path.

Proverbs 3:5-6 distinctly tells us to,”Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding; In all thy ways acknowledge Him (God), and He shall direct your path.” Once again I ask why are you blaming God? Did you follow His instructions and if you didn’t then you know who messed up, you did. Listen, when you mess up you have to fess up (confess). Admit you followed and listened to the men of this world as well as your desires and not GOD of the universe. The last being you should ever point a finger to in condemnation is God. While you’re pointing your finger the devil is rejoicing and laughing at you.The devil is our biggest adversary and enemy. He accuses us daily in front of God. He is trying to get us to fail and he will not stop, why, because his intentions are for us to go to hell and burn for all eternity with him. How do I know he is the one to be blamed for our trials, tribulations, problems, and burdens? Well lets take a look at Revelation 12:7-11 which reads:

“And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer, so the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old called the devil and satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,”Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ has come, for the accuser of  our brethren, who accused them before our God, day and night, has been cast down and they overcame  him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death …woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that his time is short.”

Now that you see who is really to be blamed you can quit blaming God? Another example is found in the book of Job where he (Job) was accused by satan, because all the devil does is run up and down the earth, like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Job 1:7 and 1 Peter 5:8 tells us that is all the devil does, satan seeks the ones who are weak in their faith or the non believer to devour. In 1 Peter 5:8  we are told to be sober and vigilant. We cannot afford to give the devil an inch, because he will take a yard, and before you know it he fully takes over. Come on folks lets identify the real culprit and stop blaming God.

How are we living for God? Can He (God) brag about us to satan like he did in Job 2:3 where God said to satan,”Hast thou considered my servant Job…who is a perfect and upright man,one that feareth God and despises evil…”  Can God say that about you? Have you accepted God’s gift of His only begotten son? Well here is your opportunity. Go to the top of this blog, click on the salvation page and follow the instructions. For further studies and follow-up on God’s word go to www.riversofrevival.com.

All praises, glory honor and thanks go to the immortal, invisible, the only wise God. Thank you for using me as one of your servants to deliver this message to your people. May He give you spiritual wisdom, knowledge and understanding so that you may hear what the spirit of the Lord says. In Jesus name, Amen.

WHO HE IS TO US

Just in case you never heard or you forgot, let me tell you about the God I serve:

He is my deliverer, He is my strength, He is my King of Kings, He is my Lord of Lords, He is my shield, He is my fortress, He is my redeemer, He is the great I AM. Do you know Him?

His mercy is everlasting, His truth is enduring, His grace is limitless, His love is unconditional, His peace surpasses all understanding, His joy only comes in the morning, Do you know Him?

He is Alpha and Omega, He is the Beginning and the End, He is the First and the Last, He is one of a kind, He does not report to no one, He is God all by Himself, Do you know Him?

He is Jehovah the Eternal one, He is Jehovah -Tsidkenu our righteousness, He is Jehovah-Jireh our provider, He is Jehovah-Shalom our peace, He is Jehovah-Nissi our banner, He is Jehovah-Shammah our present help, Do you know Him?

He is Omnipotent which is all-powerful, He Omniscient which is all-knowing, He is Omnipresent which means He is everywhere, Do you know him?

He is my comforter, He is my friend, He is my teacher, He is my guide, He is my healer, He is my doctor, He is my lawyer, He is my interpreter, He is my savior, Do you know Him?

He said, He will never leave me, nor forsake me ( Hebrew 13:5, Joshua 1:5), He said, He is my light, my salvation, and the strength of my life, so I must not be afraid (Psalm 27:1), He said, all things will work together for my good, just because I love Him(Romans 8:28), He said, I am more than a conqueror, because He loves me (Romans 8:37).

He told me to trust Him  with all my heart, and don’t depend on my own understanding, and to acknowledge Him, so that He can direct my path ( Proverbs 3:5-6), He assured me that nothing can separate me from His love ( Romans 8:38-39), He told me He is God, and beside Him there is no other (Isaiah 45:5), Do you know Him?

He told me that, His plans for me is prosperity, hope, and a future ( Jeremiah 29:11), He said, no weapons formed against me will ever prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against me in judgement will be condemned(Isaiah 54:17), Now do you want to know Him?

He told me, to tell you that, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variables, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17), and He loves you so much that,”He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” ( John 3:16), He said, not to believe the hype, nor lies of the enemy, because He sent His son, not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (John 3:17), He also said, that His son is the only way to Him (John 14:6, John 8:32, Romans 5:21).

Listen, this is what is written about Jesus,”God hath highly exalted Him, and give Him a name, which is above every other Name. That at the Name of Jesus every knee will bow, and every tongue must confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God (Philippians 2:9-11), He never forsakes those that seek Him (Psalms 9:9-10, Matthew 6:33).

Now if you want to know Him, go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, trust me it will be the best thing you ever did. I give  God the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to deliver His message to His people, I hope it blesses you as it did me.

YOU ARE NOT IN CONTROL

Sometimes people who are in a position of authority like to use the phrase “It’s my way or the high way” which normally lets you know, by default, who is in control. Now, what I wonder is if God said “it’s my way or hell” would we still consider Him to be loving and kind? God, being the creator of all, has all the right in the world to use that terminology because He is in charge. Only God has the power of life and death in His hands.

In life, we must realize that even though we desire, want and pray for things if it is not in God’s will or plans, we will not get it. This is when  we need to realize that He is in control of everything. God is the C.E.O. of the entire world, master of the universe, therefore it is not what we want but what God wants for us. It’s not what we think but what God thinks. We need to come to an understanding that we do not have the final word, He does.

In Isaiah 55:8-9, God clearly lets us know that,”His thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are His ways like ours.” He then tells us that the distance is, “as far as the heavens are from the earth, that is how far apart our thoughts and ways are.” 1 Samuel 16:7 relates to this by saying, “The Lord does not see things as man sees it; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Most of us are control freaks, yes we are all guilty of this, who have to be in control of everything and everyone.  However, Proverbs 16:1-9 tells us that we can make all the preparations we want but when it comes down to the end of the last quarter God has the final answer/say. A mans heart devises his way but only the Lord can direct his steps. It is when we commit our works unto the Lord that He establishs our thoughts. Proverbs 3 :5-6 tells us not to lean on our own understanding but to acknowledge Him in all our ways and once we acknowledge him he will direct us. We have to be able to trust Him just as much as we think we can trust our friends, spouse and parents.

We must lose control, we have to give it up, we need to relinquish it and put it all in Gods hands.  In order for us to be a success we must understand that when a mans ways please the Lord He makes even that mans enemies be at peace with him. It’s when you try to go against Gods plans that life throws you a curve ball and becomes difficult and overbearing. Then, with that curve ball being thrown in your direction, instead of being blessed you are stressed beyond words.

You will never be in control until you take Gods advice and cast all your burdens and cares onto him (Psalm 55:22 ; 1 Peter 5:7). You have to enjoy the peace that only He can give. If you don’t know about God and the special gift of His son (Jesus Christ) that John 3 :16 tells us about then go to the top of this blog. Please click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions. It will be the best thing you have ever done and you as well as God, our father, will be joyful.

Thank you God for using me to get your message out to all those who need your love and guidance.