God Loves You

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

God loves you and has a plan for your life! I know sometimes this seems hard to believe but know what your Creator has to say about you and what he has done for you to give you eternal life!

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:13-14

You are not a mistake! God knew you before he formed you in your mother’s womb and had a plan for your life!  Don’t be led astray by this world, follow Jesus and find out what your Heavenly Fathers purpose for your life is!

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

Despite all our failures and mistakes, God loves us enough to send his only Son Jesus Christ to die for the penalty of our sins. If there is any question if God loves you, look to Jesus Christ! God had a redemption plan for all who believe in his Son Jesus Christ!

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Real Love is an action, God demonstrated his love for us with Jesus! Imagine God becoming human to take the penalty for your sins! This is true Love and it was demonstrated for You!

Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38

So what do you have to do to become saved? Repent, meaning turn away from your sinful ways, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ! Receive Jesus as your Lord (Master) and Savior in your heart! Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit which is God living inside of You!

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6

Jesus is the only way to God and eternal life. There is no other way! Why? Because Jesus took the penalty for your sins, only Jesus can atone for your sin. Jesus is the Living God in the flesh, there is no other way for salvation!

If you’re ready to  be saved , please say this prayer:

Heavenly Father, I confess I am a sinner and I repent of my sins. I receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, pour your Holy Spirit upon me in Jesus Name Amen!

The Deceiver

But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3

Often when we think about people who “worship the devil” we think of people who wear all black, and wear skulls on their clothing, and flash satanic symbols with their hands. However as the Bible describes Satan as “crafty” he will find other ways to manipulate and reach you

If you take a look at most movies, shows, and music, the majority of it is all based on Satanism. Now I know the skeptic will say “Your just being paranoid”, however look at the content of everything being made today. Does any of it glorify God? No actually most of it mocks or curses God continually.

No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light 2 Corinthians 11:14

Satan is a great deceiver. Just as Satan deceived Eve in to believing he was innocent and more powerful than God, he will try to deceive you also. You might think, well this makes me feel good, therefor it must be good for me. That’s exactly how Satan wants you to think, we must remember that truth does not come from feelings!

This is whats wrong with the modern day Church, we want a “Church” that makes us feel good or is entertaining, rather than a “Church” that preaches the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Don’t be led astray by these deceptions.

Questions to ask yourself, is what your listening to or watching supported by the Bible? Are the things your doing on a daily basis glorifying God? Don’t be deceived, Satan is crafty and an angel of light, but he wants to destroy your soul. Put your soul in the hands of Jesus Amen!

Weapons of Warfare

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 2 Corinthians 10:4

One of the biggest mistakes Christians make when fighting battles is we try to win by the flesh instead of by the spirit. You are in a “Spiritual Warfare” with Satan for your soul, this is not a battle you can win by the flesh. This is a battle you must win in the spiritual realm.

So what do I mean by this? Praying is a powerful weapon, we live in a society who mocks and discounts prayer, why? Because Satan wants to disable that weapon from you, think about it! When you pray, heaven and Earth are colliding.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

Again the Apostle Paul says our struggle or battle is not against flesh and blood, its against the evil spiritual forces of this world. As the old saying goes “You don’t take a knife to a gun fight” Don’t try to fight Satan alone, use your “Weapons of Warfare” provided by God

Prayer, The Word of God, The Holy Spirit, these are all to equip you to resist the devil. Satan is like a roaring lion looking to devour You (1 Peter 5:8) don’t enter this battle unprepared or unaware! Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and be filled with the Holy Spirit, Amen!

Reap What You Sow

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6

As we read this passage we see the Apostle Paul is talking about Christians giving of their money generously. Now as soon as we talk about money, emotions begin to rise. People love money, and when they are asked to depart from it, they get pretty defensive. Don’t you think this is probably why God asks you to give?

Do you think God really needs money? No of course not , but its about obedience. Now we know some “churches” have become corrupted and love money a little too much also. Don’t worry God will deal with them eventually, the point is don’t allow money to become such an object where it pains you to depart from it.

Giving is a heart issue, like everything else. We can take this concept about others things besides money. “What You Reap is What You Sow”, if you don’t show any love or mercy towards others, do you expect to get love and mercy back? Or if you don’t volunteer or help people, should you expect them to help you when your in need?

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. Galatians 6:7

As the Apostle Paul says here, “Don’t think your going to trick God”, don’t think your going to fly under the radar and do everything sparingly and reap abundantly. God is not a fool, you can fool everyone around you, but not God

“In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” Acts 20:35

Paul quotes Jesus here and says “Its better to give than receive”. Again this is all about a heart issue, what are your true intentions or motives for your actions? Christianity is about putting yourself before others, its about self denial. What You Reap is What You Sow! Amen!

Rich in Christ?

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9

The Apostle Paul says here Jesus was “Rich” and then made “Poor” so we can become “Rich”, what is Paul talking about here? This scripture sounds like ever prosperity gospel preachers dream, however lets examine this scripture in true context

If you read the complete chapter you see Paul was commending the Church of Corinth for being generous and taking care of each others needs, Paul uses this moment to try and describe what Jesus did for us

I believe this teach best parallels his teaching in Philippians 2

 

who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, Philippians 2:6

 

Although Jesus is God (Rich)

but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:7

Jesus made himself a bond servant (Poor) to be the atonement for our sins

Through Jesus sacrifice on the cross (Poverty) we are made (Rich) eternal life

Paul is almost using a parable here , where he’s showing our inheritance into the Kingdom of God through the sacrifice of Christ being like gaining great wealth while being poor

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36

As Jesus taught, Earthly wealth is pointless. Only the blood of Jesus Christ can save your soul. Everything on the Earth will eventually fade away but the inheritance through the grace of God by our Lord Jesus Christ is eternal Amen!