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.

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.

ROMANS 12:1-2

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, 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 ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

LOST LOVE

“It’s better to have love and lost, than never to have loved at all” just does not make any sence to me. True love never dies, true love is never lost, true love always puts a smile on your face, and jump-starts your heart, so why put it in the lost department? Then again it depends on what your definition of what love is.

Disappointments, heartaches, and heart breaks have allowed us to lose sight and the true meaning of love. Most people fail to realize that true love is not one-sided, half-sided, or wrong sided, true love is not blind, therefore you will not be blindsided. Can you imagine if God loved like people love,or worse, put us in the lost column, or said it is better that they loved me and lost than to not have loved me at all, or the reverse.

God never put love in the lost department so why should we, as a matter of fact He told us in Jeremiah 31:3″Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.” Those words make me feel special, make me feel loved, love that is sweeter than the honeycomb, no human being can’t give you that type of love, that type of love is never lost, and cannot die. God demonstrates true love to us by giving us His son (Jesus Christ).

John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son (Jesus Christ)…” This tells us that true love is giving, so what are you giving? God’s proof of His love for us is giving us Jesus Christ, Jesus’ proof of His love for us is giving His life on the cross. So I ask again what are you giving as proof of your love? Listen it’s simple, Romans 12:1 tells us to present our bodies as living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is our reasonable service, this is your chance to give back to God.

It is only when you give to Him in every aspect of your being, and fiber that you will experience true love, not only from Him only, but from everyone else. 1 John 4:19 tells us we should love Him because He first love us. Are you interested in experiencing this type of love from God and others? Then you must accept God’s gift of His son Jesus, and believe that God raised Him from the dead. All you have to do is go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. For further studies and information go to www.rivereofrevival.com.

All glory, praise, honor, and thanks go to God for using me to tell you of His undying love, that is never a lost. May His grace, mercy, and peace be yours now and forever in Jesus Name, Amen.

LOWER STANDARDS

Most of us at some point in our life lower our standards, dignity and morals to get ahead or to choose a mate. Most modernized churches have done so, which is contrary to the Bible. But no matter what, God never lowers His standards to accommodate us nor is He willing to accept less than the best from us. Most people think that because they go to church or are involved in church activities that they are, without a doubt, on their way to heaven.

But in Revelation 3: 16-17, God says this;

So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked

this is a powerful statement from the Lord which tells us that He will never lower His standards. So I ask you this, why should He? Isn’t it low enough?

Do you really think that you can keep lying, committing fornication, cheating and stealing then end up in heaven because of a good deed you did? Galatians 5:19-21 tells us that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Ephesians 2:8-9 says,”For by grace we are saved through faith not of ourselves, it is the gift of God not of works lest anyone should boast.”

In order for us to meet God’s standards, we must comply to Romans 12:1-2, which tells us to present our bodies as living sacrifices; holy and acceptable unto God which is our reasonable service and not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. That we may prove what is that good, acceptable and the perfect will of God. Do you know what the penalty of sin is? The Bible states in Romans 6 :23 that,

“The wage of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

God’s gift is Jesus Christ, who is His only begotten son according to John 3:16. Would you like to know Jesus Christ who is the only way to God? if you are ready then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions. All praise, glory, honor, and thanks go to God for using me to get His message out to His people.

GOD IS WATCHING

Most people in the world don’t realize that God is watching and writing down everything that we do whether good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10). If you lie, cheat and steal you may have others believing that you are not THAT person but consider this; You can not fool God. Realize that if you are not punished now than beyond  a shadow of a doubt you will be punished later because God records all events. 

What people who are not faithful to their wives or husbands, cheaters, should realize is that sooner or later your past actions come to haunt you.  All cheaters believe that they get away with their transgressions but then many things occur at once. A child, an innocent, that came into existence outside the marriage tells the world you were not faithful by just being alive. The cheater may unfortunately receive some type of venereal disease from a couple of hours of fun that will not be worth a trip to the clinic. People, realize that something you do always reveals the truth to your unsuspecting spouse and if you feel you got away with it, keep this in mind: God records everything and you will have to answer to Him later.

We must come to the realization that we can not hide anything from God because He is always watching. Remember He never slumbers or sleep ( Psalm 121:4). When I think about trying to hide things from God I remember a passage David said in Psalms 139: 7-10;

 “Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the utter most parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me and Your right hand shall hold me.”

Then, to the prophet Jeremiah, God says this;

“Am I a god who is only in one place? Do you think I cannot see what they are doing? Can anyone hide from Me? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth? (New  Living Translation)” [Jeremiah 23:23-24]

 In Psalm 33:13 – 2, David reminds us that, “The Lord looks from heaven; and sees the whole human race, from His throne he observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts so He understands everything they do…But the Lord watches over those who fear Him, those who rely on His unfailing love, He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine. We depend on the Lord alone to save us, only He can help us, protecting us like a shield. In Him our hearts rejoice for we are trusting in His Holy name.”

My friends, whether you are a Christian, a believer, or nothing at all remember God is watching and recording everything whether good, bad or indifferent. Lets live a life that’s pleasing and acceptable to God (Romans 12:1-2), so that the things that are recorded are good and we can hear him say well done thou good and faithful servant.

If for whatever reason you don’t know God or His son Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and savior then you need to do three things. Firstly go to the top of this blog, secondly click on to the salvation page and last but certainly not least follow the instructions. It will be a glorious day in heaven and the best decision you have ever made. All glory, praise, honor, and thanks go to God the father almighty. Lord, thank you for using me to write this message.