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Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11
Are you content in any situation? Or do you waver under stressful situations? When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior he always becomes our Peace and Strength. We should not worry about whether we are rich or poor, healthy or weak, for we are already blessed already from the Gift of life God has giving us
We need to learn in all situations to stay in Peace and Let God fight for us.
(Exodus 14:14) “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
When we are under attack by our Enemies it’s our human nature to strike back. But we need to learn to stay in Peace and Let God fight our battles.
The world might view this as weakness but we know our strength comes from The Lord and not ourselves. He has the power to spin planets and galaxies into existence; he can overcome any obstacle that you may be facing.
(Matthew 5:39) “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
Jesus taught us to “turn the other cheek” why? Because the battle is not ours, that battle is for God. We need to learn to trust in God thru all situations. Stay in Peace and Stay Content.
Satan likes to tempt us with greed, envy, lust, ect. But we must learn we are already blessed. It’s his trap to get you off course. Don’t repay evil with evil, resist the devil and he will flee from you.
(1 Timothy 6:6) “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
When we learn to be content with what we have we gain Peace and Strength that can’t be bought. People who always need more possessions and wealth will never gain true Peace, because it will never be enough.
Many battles and struggles are due to people not being content with what God has already giving them. Whatever the world is going to throw at you, you will be able to overcome it with the Peace and Strength of Jesus Christ Amen
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. Romans 12:2
Are you conforming or transforming? These are the only 2 options in life, you are either following the ways of God or your following the ways of the world.
• The world says Children can be aborted but God says Children are the Heritage of the Lord
• The world says your spouse is a ball and chain but God says A Virtuous Women is the crown of her husband
• The world says you’re weak God says I can do all things thru Christ that gives me strength
• The world says watch your back God says As Iron sharpens Iron so we sharpen one another
When you renew your mind thru Christ you begin to see the world in a whole new light.
(1 John 5:19) “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”
Why are the ways of the world so evil? Because the world is under control by Satan. But isn’t the Earth Gods creation, how can Satan control it? Because we allow him to. You see God is our Creator but not a dictator he gives everyone the gift of free will.
So Satan has taken advantage of that free will and convinced people to follow him thru sin. Enticing them that the pleasure of sin are greater than the gift of eternal life.
Satans influence has become so great he has control of the world thru nations, governments, technology, ect. But his control is only enabled by people choosing to follow him.
(1 John 4:4) “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
The Power of Christ within you will give you the strength to overcome this world. Jesus conquered the world when he was raised from the dead, that same power is living inside of you thru the Holy Spirit.
Follow the ways of the world will only lead to your death. Follow Jesus he you will be giving eternal life
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Ephesians 4:23
But we must renew our minds and not conform to the ways of this world. For we are what we think, when we think evil thoughts as the world you become evil. Keep your mind on the things above in Jesus name Amen
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Are you living in fear or do you live with courage? Do you dread facing the day or go in peace? God did not design us to live in fear or be anxious about anything. However Satan has created these chains that bond so many of us. It’s time to break the chains, trust in God and walk with Courage.
(2 Timothy 1:7) “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
The spirit of fear is not from God but from Satan. For with God you have nothing to fear. He won’t leave or forsake you. You can tell when someone is a true Christian by their inner Peace and Strength they possess that can only come from God.
(John 14:27) “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”
Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” and his Peace he gives unto us. When we give our life to Christ we get filled with inner peace and strength that cannot be obtained anywhere else. As Jesus told us “Don’t be afraid” Don’t give in to your spirit of Fear, the Lord is with you!
(Psalm 23:4) “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
God is with you even in your darkest hour. Take comfort in knowing he won’t leave you or forsake you. You can walk thru you valley of death with strength and courage because you have the power of the almighty God right beside you.
(Romans 8:15) “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
With God there is nothing to fear, you have received the “Spirit of Adoption” and not the “Spirit of Fear”
Meaning you are a Child of the Most High God, he will keep you under his wing; he carved your name in his hand. Whatever valley of death your walking thru Be Strong and Courageous and do not fear Evil. In Jesus Name Amen
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2
Theres two different laws can you be following, Law of Death or Law of Life. There is no escape from this choice; question is which Law will you follow?
Once you understand these laws, then you understand the importance of our Lord Jesus Christ. For without Jesus Christ you will for short of the Glory of God.
(Romans 3:23) “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
There will be fools who will say I don’t need Jesus. But those fools will perish for we can only be worthy of the Kingdom of God thru the salvation of the blood of Jesus Christ. We are all sinners, born to sin. This is the curse put on us by the choice made by Adam and Eve. If you choose on Judgment day to stand before God without Jesus as your Lord and Savior you will fail. Because your sins have not been forgiven and your heart and mind have not been renewed.
(Revelations 5:4) “And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.”
On Judgment day no one was found worthy to open the Book of Life, except our Savior Jesus Christ. See we need to understand we can’t live without Jesus. We are not worthy to stand before God due to our sins, because sins are not holy and don’t come from God.
But there’s great news, Jesus paid the price for us all. He was the Lamb that was slain to be your sacrifice for your sins. You are redeemed thru Jesus Christ.
(2 Corinthians 5:21) “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Jesus the only one to walk this Earth and never sin, took our sins, and redeemed us by his sacrifice on the Cross. We are not righteous thru Jesus Christ. He is the hope to the hopeless.
How can you not love our Lord Jesus Christ? He gave up his life for you, so you can have life forever. Follow him and you are now victorious over the Law of Sin and Death. In Jesus Name Amen
Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
When do you pray? Only when times are bad? Do you pray when times are good? Do you pray for others instead of yourself?
Prayer is probably the most overused word in conversation; however it’s probably the most underused in reality. How can you communicate with God if you never pray? How do you think it makes him feel if you can’t take the time to pray? Thru prayer we create our relationship with God, not as a servant but as a friend.
(John 15:15) “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
Notice Jesus calls us his friends, not servants. We know Jesus loves us because he laid down his life for us all. Therefore if you are friends with someone, don’t you talk to them usually daily? How can you be a friend with someone if they don’t know you or you don’t know them?
Thru prayer we should open our hearts to God, reveal our fears, anxiety, doubt, ect. Cast all your cares onto him because he cares for you.
(Matthew 26:39) “And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”
Jesus prayed to God about his fears of being crucified on the cross. God probably already knew this but he talked about it anyway. Words left unspoken are meaningless. If you love someone and never actually told them you loved them, is there confirmation that you do love them? No, and the same goes with God, don’t assume he knows the thoughts in your head, it’s much more powerful when you declare them out loud.
(Philippians 4:6) “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
Pray about everything is Paul’s message. Don’t only pray to God when times are bad, but pray for thanksgiving also. Let God know you are blessed, let him know you believe he is the God of Abraham, let him know he is the King of Kings.
When you limit your prayer, you limit your relationship with God. Pray about everything, Pray without ceasing and you will have a closer relationship with your creator Heavenly Father. In Jesus Name Amen
Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. John 7:6
Many times in life where always looking for a sign or reassurance to begin our destiny that God has called us to do but as Jesus told his disciples “The time is Now”
Often we worry about tomorrow or obstacles that we may face but as it says in Matthew 6:24 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Every day is its own entity, focus on your goals for today and deal with tomorrow as it comes. Often we turn a mole hill into a mountain by over thinking about tomorrow.
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For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 1 Peter 1:24
How long do you have to live? Might sound like a morbid question but its reality Most of us go about our daily lives pretending death doesn’t exist or we have endless amounts of time. That’s why it’s important to use your time wisely. Don’t waste your life chasing after money or possessions because as the scripture says they will all fade away. Make every day count; make time for your family.
(1 John 2:17) “The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
But there is hope for all of us thru Jesus Christ. He is the only way to eternal life. Everything else in this world will fade away. Satan wants you to waste your time on Earth with worldly pleasures, but your time is valuable. Everything you do you will be held accountable for. How are you spending your days here on Earth? When you pass away what would everyone say about your legacy?
(Proverbs 22:1) “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”
What is your legacy? What would your family or children say about you? We all know someone who you can’t think of anything bad to say about them, that’s the person we should strive to be. A good name, when people say your name do they think respectable, loving, caring, giving, ect. This is far more valuable than any money or possessions could buy. How do we achieve this, follow Jesus.
(2 Corinthians 5:22) “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Jesus was the only human to walk this Earth that had no sin. Even those who don’t believe Jesus is the Messiah can’t bring a valid claim against him. He showed us how to live and though him we can live forever.
Live your life on this Earth with meaning, follow Jesus to eternal life. Don’t waste your time following temporary pleasures of this world. Create your legacy starting today thru Jesus Christ Amen.
But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15
We are responsible for leading our families to God. You are called to be Spiritual Leaders for your home. The problems we see in the World today is because we have a lack of households serving The Lord. Moral breakdown in society, without God nobody has accountability for there actions. If we want to change the World we need to start in our homes, is your family serving The Lord?
(Proverbs 22:6) “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
If you don’t teach your children then who will? The World? Children are not born with knowledge, they don’t know right from wrong, most importantly they don’t know God. If we don’t teach our Children about God nobody will. The World has removed God from everywhere including schools. Unless you teach your Children about God and The Bible, they will never know.
(Psalms 127:3) “Children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
We need to understand and appreciate that Children are Gifts from God. Modern day society likes to depict Children as a burden or being a parent as a death sentence. But it’s actually the opposite. We need to be grateful for our Children and cherish them. But if we neglect them they will not flourish also. We need to teach them the Word of God and let them know they are special and loved by there Heavenly Father.
(Genesis 18:19) “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”
God chose Abraham to be the Father of many nations, because he knew he would teach his family about God and they would continue his legacy. When you fail to teach your Children about God and be a Spiritual Leader for your household you basically curse your blood line. Because if you Children don’t know God then there Children won’t know God either and so on. Eventually you have Generations of Godless people which bring moral decay to there nation.
(Ephesians 6:4) “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
Paul preached about the importance of teaching our Children in a Godly way. When we have knowledge about the Word of God it gives us wisdom we can use to raise our Children. We learn to have the love and mercy of Jesus. But also we understand how much of a blessing our Children are and treat them as blessings. Children mimic there parents actions, so when we walk with God our children will walk with God also. In Jesus name Amen
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
There’s a reason why you should study and know the “Word of God” because not only is it full of wisdom and power. But this is a gift from God that is priceless and lead you to eternal life. It’s no surprise why the world is offended by the Word of God because the Word is truth and truth can’t be rebuked.
(2 Peter 1:21) “For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
Non-believers will try to discredit The Bible by the authors who wrote the Bible. But they don’t understand the Bible was written by God thru humans by the Holy Spirit. Once you understand this you begin to see “The Power of the Word of God” as there is no situation or no problem that can’t be solved using The Bible.
(2 Timothy 3:16) “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
The Word of God is not only a great historical resource but we should use for our daily instruction. There is no problem under the sun that God hasn’t seen. If your feeling lonely, depressed, anxious, confused, ect. The Bible has scriptures and stories to guide you thru your daily life:
• Knowledge- Proverbs 3-5:6
• Rest- Matthew 11:28-30
• Overwhelmed Luke 18:27
• Love John 3:16
• Forgiveness Romans 8:1
• Wisdom 1 Corinthians 1:30
• Strength Philippians 4:13
• Fear 2 Timothy 1:7
• Loneliness Hebrews 13:5
(Isaiah 49:2) “He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.
As the prophet Isaiah said God made his mouth like a Sword. What did he mean? He meant the Holy Spirit came thru him and spoke the powerful “ Words of God” that lead the nation of Israel back to redemption. We have the privilege to already have these Words giving to us in the Bible. Don’t be foolish and squander this gift from God. King Solomon’s only wish to God was to have wisdom, and we have all that wisdom right now. So the question is what are you going to do with this gift? Are you going to use your sword or allow the world to slay you?