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For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:8
With the recent natural disasters, including Earthquake in Nepal and Volcano in Chile, you have to wonder whether the end is near. All the things Jesus foretold us would happen are going on right now at an alarming rate. But still is anyone listening? Is anyone stopping to pray to God and ask for mercy and redemption? Is anyone preparing for the return of Jesus Christ?
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. Joel 2:30-31
Prophet Joel prophesized about these great events also, which was then preached by Peter during Pentecost. Are we in the last days? Is our Lord Jesus coming very soon? If he does are you ready to stand before him?
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Luke 21:25
Do you believe it’s all global warming or is it Gods warning? Do you think about the awesome power of God? It a split second he can take a nation that took centuries to build and destroy it in seconds. Are you really still too proud to bow before our Creator?
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10
Jesus will return like a thief in the night, what does that mean? Means he will come when nobody expects it. And after he raptures up his followers, hell on Earth will begin. The natural disasters we see today are just a sample of what’s to come.
Do you see the signs? Do you acknowledge Jesus is your Lord and Saviour? Are you ready for his return? The signs are here, be prepared in Jesus name Amen
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Romans 12:17
It’s human nature to seek revenge when someone does us wrong. But does two wrongs make a right? The riots in Baltimore are a classic example of this. We originally started with one victim, but now it’s escalated to multiple victims. What justice did this accomplish?
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18
Some will say Peace is impossible. But until everyone learns to love each other as themselves, there will never be Peace. Until you value your neighbors life as you value your own. Until the world accepts Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, it will never be possible. Only with God are all things possible.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19
Our God is a just God, he is in control. Don’t take revenge into your own hands, give it up to The Lord. When you defy God and take revenge in your own hands, your not only being rebellious, it’s Satanic. God is the law and justice.
On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Romans 12:20
You have heard the expression “Kill them with kindness” Good always defeats evil, as Jesus said only the Merciful will obtain Mercy. If your not merciful you will never receive Peace.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21
Evil will never overcome you unless you allow it, God can’t be defeated, if God is with us who can stand against us. Don’t give in to Evil, take a stand and stand with God.
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:34
Even as Jesus was hanging on the cross, he asked God to forgive everyone. We need to forgive also just like Jesus. Don’t take justice in your own hands, put it in the hands of God. Don’t repay Evil with Evil in Jesus name Amen
For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. Matthew 13:15-16
It’s amazing when you think about all the miracles Jesus had performed and prophecies he fulfilled right in front of people, and yet many still did not believe. That’s why humility comes wisdom.
As people we become proud and set in our ways. God could be talking to us at this very moment, but we are too busy, distracted, or plainly just not interested in hearing or seeing.
For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. Matthew 17
Could you imagine living during the days of Jesus, actually seeing him heal the sick, speaking the Word of God with authority?
The disciples had seen many miracles and heard many parables, but yet all of them still doubted who Jesus was. What’s it going to take for you to truly hear and see the Power of God?
This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. Matthew 13:13
This is why Jesus spoke in parables, so people could relate to God in there every days life. This is common nowadays also as many try to teach the Word of God being relatable to your current life.
But why do you force God to water down his gospel so you will accept it? All of us probably in our lifetimes have experienced our own miracle that we can’t explain, only God could have performed. So why can’t we have faith? Why don’t you hear and see God?
He said, “Go and tell this people: “‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” Isaiah 6:9-10
Jesus had fulfilled this prophecy, until people open there hearts with love, they will never understand God. Just as Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God with all our hearts and love each other as Christ has loved us.
Stop hardening your heart, open your eyes and see, open your ears and hear. Jesus is the Messiah and has saved the world. Follow him in Jesus Name Amen
“We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. Acts 5:28-29
Peter and the disciples were forbidden from ministering in the name of Jesus. But as Peter said they will obey God and not Man. They knew there lives would be at risk, but they also knew with Jesus they would live forever.
Being a Christian in todays world is not popular either. As Jesus said many people will hate you because of him, but why? Because Jesus is the truth and has come to fulfil the law. The world doesn’t like truth because its exploits there corruption.
The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Acts 5:30
The high priest wanted to cover up the crucifixion of Jesus and hoped everyone would just forget he existed. But even today, over 2000 years later, Jesus is still being praised today, Why? Because he has risen and he lives evermore.
The world today is still trying to kill Jesus. They create false religions and false prophets to blasphemy his name. There is only way to the Father and that is thru the Son.
God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. Acts 5:31
Jesus is exalted the name above all names, the King of Kings, sitting at the right hand of the Father. He didn’t come to condemn the world but to save it. Jesus is the only way to redemption.
We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” Acts 5:32
God has giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit, the same power that resurrected Jesus from the dead, lives inside those who believe Jesus is the Messiah.
By his Word and Spirit, God has equipped us to continue to fight the good fight and make disciples of all the nations. The world will be against you, but if God is for us nobody can stand against you. Remember to Obey God and not Man in Jesus Name Amen
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband Proverbs 12:4
Today is my wife’s birthday Heidi, so this blog is to honor her as she is my crown, soulmate, and best friend. God couldn’t have picked a better partner for me, as she completes me. We’ve been together 17 years, married 10 years, and have 2 beautiful children. God has blessed me with this family and I couldn’t ask for anything more.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD Proverbs 18:22
God has shown me great favor with Heidi, as she is a blessing from God. We need to remind ourselves of this about our marriages. It’s easy to become complacent and take your partner for granted. But remember you are blessed with your marriage, as I am blessed with Heidi.
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10
As the saying goes Money can’t buy you love. Our love is priceless. To have someone stand by you thru good and bad times is priceless. True love can never be bought, I have been blessed to be married to Heidi and experience true love.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26
Heidi is very smart and talented, when I need advice I can always go to her. We need to remember this in our marriages, God has giving us a partner to help us. When you make decisions as a family, you make wiser choices. As it says in Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one
Also Heidi gives me words of kindness and encouragement when I need them. This is important to remember in your marriage, to life each other up as a team as it says in Proverbs 27:17 As Iron Sharpens Iron
How beautiful you are and how pleasing, my love, with your delights! Songs of Solomon 7:6
I am blessed with my beautiful wife, Heidi, I still remember that day we first met 17 years ago, it was love at first sight. What an awesome God we serve to give us this wonderful life.
So this is the day the Lord has made and also the day the Lord made my wife. And for that I’m grateful. Happy Birthday Heidi love you always in Jesus name Amen
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ 1Corinthians 12:12
When you think of the Church, what comes to mind? A building? The original Greek word used in scriptures is “Ekklesia” which means “congregation”, So when we refer to “The Church” we are referring to an assembly of Christians.
Just as the above scriptures states, “The Church” has many different people, with different backgrounds and personalities. But we are all one thru Jesus Christ.
Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 1 Corinthians 12:15
When you bring many people together, personalities start to clash. But just as a successful team, everyone needs to learn there roles, and contribute there talents and strengths
Just like the foot is no more important than the hand, everyone is important. Everyone plays a critical role for a successful Church.
so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 1 Corinthians 12:25
As Jesus taught us, a house divided among itself will fail. Satan wants to divide “The Church”, in order to have a strong Church , there must be unity. Gossip and slander are just cracks in the foundation that begin the division of “The Church”
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 1 Corinthians 12:26
When a member of your Church is suffering, we are all suffering. For “The Church” is one. We rejoice when another member is blessed and we mourn when a member is going thru trials.
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27
We The Church is one body, therefor when any part suffers, the whole Church suffers. No part is greater than the other. A thriving Church is a united healthy Church.
Don’t let division infect your Church, you are all one body of Christ. Stand united as We are the Church in Jesus name Amen
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. Isaiah 40:8
Recently popular country music group singer, Hillary Scott,of Lady Antebellum tour bus caught on fire on her way to the American Music Awards. According to the singer she posted on Social Media; “Everything in the back lounge of the tour bus was destroyed except for her Bible. Not one page was damaged”, she goes on to say “Gods Word will stand forever.”
So might say this is just a coincidence. Random things just happen, just like the Heavens and the Earth randomly formed itself. But God will use your test as a testimony.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
Her Instagram post got over 7,500 likes, her problem had become a platform to praise God. In her post she says “He is for you, Will protect you and his love for you will never fade”
We can learn from Hillary, she is praising God in the storm. Instead of looking at things in the natural, her bus is destroyed, she was in route the American Music Awards, she looked at the big picture and praised God.
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, Philippians 1:9
She ends her post by saying “My faith is forever deepened because of today. I hope this story deepens yours.” This is how our response to issues should be. Every time something goes wrong in your life, do you take a step back and think “Thank you God for delivering me from that” or do you blame God for your obstacles?
What is your story today? What obstacle has God helped you overcome today? Your testimony could change someone’s life, be bold and praise God in the storm. Trust in The Lord, for he is for you and not against you in Jesus name Amen.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3
Our riches are not of this world but are in Heaven. Don’t let world riches and possessions consume your life. They are temporary for the Kingdom of God is forever.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
God know every tear that you cried, He know every hair on your head. God’s Kingdom there will be no more death, sickness, or sin. The old Earth shall pass away.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5
The world tells us only the strong survive, both those who live by the sword shall die by the sword. Seek peace, and if your enemy wants to strike you, turn the other cheek.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6
For it is written Man can’t live on Bread alone, but on the Word of God. Your hunger in the world is temporary but your life in Heaven is eternal.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7
You can’t be forgiven unless your willing to forgive others. Judgement is not ours, those who judge shall be judged also.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8
God doesn’t judge people based on there outward appearance but by there heart. You can hide an unclean heart from Man but not from God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9
Nobody can enter the Kingdom of God until you become a Child of God. Hatred is learned from this world, not born within us.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10
Every Christian that is persecuted is Blessed by God, for there reward is great in Heaven. For they can kill the body but they can kill the soul.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Matthew 5:11
Anyone who is unashamed of Jesus Christ and stands for him shall be blessed. The world will hate you because of him but God will love you evermore in Jesus Name Amen