ENCOURAGEMENT

No, it’s not luck, when God blesses us, or do something fantastic in our lives, people like to say that, we were lucky. I was told that on many occasions; but, I had to inform them, that as Christians, we are transformed from our old evil ways, renewed, and equipped with a heavenly treasure, in an earthly vessel that displays the excellency of Gods power, that has nothing to do with us  ( 2 Corinthians 4:7).

Yes, the ungodly call it luck. But, we the Christians call it unlimited grace, mercies, favor, and goodness that we receive daily(Psalms 23:6). Children of God, the things that bother and trouble the ungodly, should never phase, worry, or disturb us. Why? Because we are children of the most High God ( Romans 8:16, 1 John 3:1); We are more than conquerors through Him that love us, and nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:37-39); Our God shall supply all our needs, according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19); Every good and perfect gift comes from God, and He never denies us anything (James 1:17) especially when we are righteous.

So when we are hard-pressed, and troubled on every side – we don’t get distressed, or crushed.

When we are perplexed – we are not in despair, we don’t quit, or give up, but our patience is activated.

When we are persecuted – we know, we are not forsaken, nor abandoned.

When we are cast, knocked, or struck down – we are not destroyed, we get up and go.

When we throw in the towel, God throws it back at us, and let us know that, His grace is sufficient, and His strength is made perfect in our weakness( 2 Corinthians 12:9).

You must realize, that all these things occur, so that we can magnify, manifest, and demonstrate, the legacy of Jesus Christ, all that He did for us, plus the victory, authority, and power he gave us to tread upon serpents, scorpions and all the power of the enemy, where nothing can hurt or harm us ( 2 Corinthians 4:8-10, Luke 10:19).

So beloved, as Christians we must know that things happen, so that Gods grace and mercy is seen, and will cause many people to give God the glory, praise, and thanks He deserves, you must realize that sometimes we are the Bible that unbelievers read. We are on display everyday. So let us continue to walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise children of God redeeming the time in these evil days (Ephesians 5:15). Even in uncomfortable, sometimes unbearable situations, we should put our complete trust, and confidence in the most High God, who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worked in us (Ephesians 3:20).

Listen to me, when you have a strong relationship with God you can move mountains, or He will take you over the mountain, or He will take you through the mountain, it all depends on what will give Him more glory. If you never have an encounter,or don’t know God or His only begotten son Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17), go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, and just follow the instructions, it will be the best thing you ever do.

I give God our Heavenly Father, the glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to bring this message to you, I pray it blessed you as it did me, and you will abide in His will and way 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.