KNOWING GODS WILL

To know Gods will, you must first know Him; to know Him, you must know His word, and follow the word, which is His only begotten son Jesus Christ, who came to introduce us to the true, and living God (John 1:1-14). ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son’ (John 3:16-17), so now we know, that it’s not Gods will for anyone to perish, but for all of us to have eternal life.

To truly know Gods will, there are certain criteria, we must follow: we must accept the gift of His son Jesus Christ(John 14:6), we need to confess our sins, and ask for forgiveness(repentance)(1 John 1:9,Proverbs 28:13), we must seek Him, and His righteousness first (Matthew 6:33).

To be righteous, you must be in right standing with God (Romans 8:10,2 Corinthians 5:21). To be in right standing with God, you must deny yourself, obey His commands and will. You see folks to know God’s will you must know Him, and the power of His might (Psalm 46:8-10). In all your ways, you must acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path(Proverbs 3:6), we know His will when we study His word, ‘study to show yourself approved unto God’ (2 timothy 2:15), we know His will through prayers, ‘confess our faults, and pray for each other, that we may be healed, the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous person availeth much'(James 5:16). ‘For I know the plans I have for you’, says the Lord,’plans to prosper you, and not to hurt you, plans to give you hope, and a future.Then you will call upon me,and go pray to me, and I will listen to you, you will seek me, and find me, when you search for me with all your heart, I will be found by you’, says the Lord,’and will bring you back from captivity’..(Jeremiah 29:11-14).

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open, unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil (1 Peter 3:12). Friends you must trust in the Lord with all your hearts ,and never, ever rely on your own understanding, or your friends (Proverbs 3:5-6). This is the only way you will prove, what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2). Friends if you seek Him, pray, fast, repent daily, stay in righteousness, meditate on His word, cast down every knowledge, and thought that is not of God, or in His word (the Holy Bible), you will know Gods will, and His plans for you.

If for whatever reason, you don’t know God, His gift of His only begotten son Jesus the Christ, then go to the top of this blog, click onto the salvation page, and follow the instructions, it will be the best thing you ever do, in your entire life. I give God, the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to release His message, to the saved, and unsaved, I pray they will be obedient to His will, and ways in Jesus Name, amen.

SPIRITUAL VS CARNAL CHRISTIANS

Spiritual minded Christians versus the carnal minded Christian, they both claim to be Christians, but only one is going to Heaven. The carnal minded Christian has one foot in the church, and the other out, and the foot that’s out is on a wet and slippery road, that will slide them straight to hell.

They fail to realize that,

  • (1) If you love the world, you are an enemy of God (James 4:4).
  • (2) You can’t love the world, the things of the world, and love God (1 John 2:15-16).
  • (3) You can’t serve two masters, it’s impossible to serve them both (Matthew 6:24).
  • (4) A double-minded person is unstable (James 1:8).
  • (5)True Christians are not conformed to this world, but are transformed by the renewing of their minds (Romans 12:2).
  • (6) God says, He knows your works, that you are not hot, or cold, just lukewarm, and He has to spew you out (Revelation 3: 15-16).

It’s time to choose who you are going to serve (Luke 16:13). Now the spiritually minded Christians are so Holy, they get on your nerves, but it’s not wrong they are only following what Gods word says, ‘He chose us before the foundation of the world to be Holy, and without blame before Him, in love’ (Ephesians 1:4, Ephesians 5:27), and we have to be pure, because Our Father is pure (1 John 3:3). But we can’t be too spiritual minded that we are not earthly good, because we still have to show love and compassion like Jesus did; you still have to love your neighbor as yourself. We got saved from the world, so that we can tell someone how good Jesus is once they accept, believe, and trust Him.

Jesus socialized, with people, but He knew who to hang out with, and where to go and not to go. Jesus went to Zacchaeus’ house not just to eat, but to introduce him to salvation, which led to him repenting (Luke 19:5-10). As a believer you can’t be too spiritually minded that you are not earthly good. “See, then, that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil, wherefore be ye not unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15-17). But the wisdom that is from above, is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. If you are comfortable around people who are doing wrong or living a lie, then you better put on the belt of truth, and examine your walk with God, because something is not right. Now if you do not know God or His Son Jesus, whom, He sent to save your soul, go to the top of this blog, and click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. Trust me, it will be the best decision you ever make.

I give God the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to deliver this message. I pray it was a blessing to you as it was to me, and that you will follow Him, and do His will until He returns in Jesus Name, amen.

A TRUE FRIEND

Do you have any friends, that’s God sent, or do you know any? Do you have any that sticketh closer than a brother, or loves you unconditionally, at all times? Do you have any, who stick with you  through, thick or thin, good times and bad, up or down? I bet you don’t have one like mine, who gave his life for me, if you do then we have the same friend.

Let me tell you something, that’s mind-boggling. He considered me a friend before I even knew him. He didn’t even care about, what I look like, or my nationality, color, or creed. Wow! He didn’t care if I was tall or short, fat or slim, pretty or ugly, the thing that excites me is that, He is my forever friend, He is always there, He promised never to leave, nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5).

Ladies and gentlemen, without further delay, let me introduce you to Him. His name is Jesus. The sweet rose of sharon, the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star. He is wonderful, a counselor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6). He is faithful, kind, compassionate, true, and forgiving. Yes He is all that and a bag of chips! He keeps all my secrets, and keeps no record of them, even when it’s against Him. Once I ask for forgiveness, He forgets them, and tells me to do the same.

Folks there is none like Him, and above Him there is no other. He is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one gets to God without going through Him (John 14:6). Don’t you want a true, authentic  friend like that? There is only one problem or stipulation. You can’t be a friend of the world, and be a friend of Jesus (1 John 2:15-17; James 4:4). If you want to accept and be His friend, go to the top of my blog, click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. It’s simple, after that’s done, you can sing like me, ”What a friend I have in Jesus, all my sins and griefs, He bears, what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer… Oh, What peace we often forfeit,  oh, what needless pains we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.” When we walk, talk, be obedient, and live for Jesus, we will be known as His friend like Abraham was to God (James 2:23).

Here are a few scriptures on friends, for your reading delight: 2 Chronicles 20:7 ;Proverbs 17:17, 18:24; John 15:13-15; James 2:23; James 4:4-5.

I give God the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to deliver this message to us. I hope it was edifying and uplifting to you as it was to me. I pray that those who have never known a friend like this, will accept Jesus, and allow Him, to lead, guide, and protect them now and forever in Jesus name, amen.