Monthly Archives: May 2015

Thank God

I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus 1 Corinthians 1:4

Do you remember to Thank God for everything he has already blessed you with? Many times people us prayer as a life line, but prayer should be a constant communication with God. That includes thanking him for all he has done and given you.

For in him you have been enriched in every way–with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge 1 Corinthians 1:5

All blessing come from God, there are no coincidences or random occurrences. True knowledge and wisdom can only be acquired by God thru the Holy Spirit, pray for this wisdom and it will be granted to you.

God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 1 Corinthians 1:6-7

While we eagerly await the return of Jesus, some may feel helpless or hopeless. But know that God has equipped us with the knowledge and strength to endure thru the Holy Spirit.

He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:8-9
Thru Jesus we have been redeemed and are worthy to stand before our Creator. God loved us all enough to sacrifice his son for our atonement. Its only by the blood of Jesus we are worthy.

Have you giving Thanks today to God for all he has giving you? Do you let him know how Thankful you are? If your not Thankful for what he has giving you already, why would you expect him to give you anything more? Praise him and Thank him in Jesus name Amen

Division

I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. Romans 16:17

Jesus said a house divided among itself will fail, we see division everywhere. Division in our families, our churches, our governments, ect. We must learn to remain united together, it’s the only way Satan wants to divide and conquer we must stand together

For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Romans 16:18

We must remember to do the will of God and not our will. There are many false religions and false prophets that seek to fulfill there own agendas and not to serve God. We can tell the false religions and prophets by the fruit they are producing.

Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. Romans 16:19

Your actions speak louder than words, if you are a disciple of Christ we need to act like it, everyone is watching you. You might be the only Bible many people ever read, be a good example for God.

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Romans 16:20

As predicted since the book of Genesis, Jesus will defeat Satan and destroy him forever. Stay strong during these times of tribulation. The Prince of Peace will sit on the throne and rule the world forever.

If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:24-25

When we are divided among ourselves, we cannot stand. Families need to stand together instead of getting divorced, Churches need to unite instead of arguing about what denomination is superior, our country needs to come together and return to God.

Many will say I’m naïve but I tell you what Jesus already told us, a house divided will not stand. It’s time to reunite in Jesus name Amen

One Another

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Romans 15:1

The world tells us only the strong survive, its dog eat dog. However we that are strong should help carry the weak. For the world is about selfishness but God is about love. Those who are first will be last and those who are last will be first.

Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” Romans 15:2-3

As Iron Sharpens Iron, we need to build each other up. When you insult others you are insulting God, for we are his creation. Love others as Christ loves us.

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4

The Bible is not just some historical documents, it’s the Word of God giving to us to teach us and give us wisdom. We learn lessons about our fellow brothers and sisters so we can apply those lessons to our own lives and hopefully learn from them.

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6

Jesus broke down the barriers and walls of acceptance. He socialized and had mercy on people who were told they were hopeless. We need to continue his work. To love like Christ and press on to the prize of Heaven.

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7

Jesus died for us all, not just for the Jews, not just for Christians, but for all us all. Everyone has hope thru Jesus Christ.  If you haven’t, accept him today as your Lord and Savior. Thru his blood your sins can become washed away. He is the only way to heaven in Jesus Name Amen.

 

Do Not Judge

Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.  One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Romans 14:1-3

One of the main problems with religion is we forget why Jesus came to this world. We have denomination arguing with denomination over who has superior knowledge of the Bible.  Everyone has a different journey or path to God, treat everyone with acceptance and kindness.

Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.  Romans 14:4

Judgement is not ours, we don’t have the authority to judge anyone. Furthermore anyone who does judge shall be subject to judgement themselves. Lead people to Christ, let him do the judging.

One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. Romans 14:5-6

Jesus healed people on the Sabbath day, therefor the Jews believed he committed blasphemy. But as Jesus said the Sabbath day was made for us. We may all interpret scriptures differently, but God interprets your heart.

For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 14:7-8

When we accept Christ, we give our life to him. Everything we do should be for the Glory of God. None of our motives should be for our own selfishness or personal agendas.

For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. Romans 14:9-10

Thanks to Jesus he has giving us the gift of eternal life and all our hope is thru him. We will all stand before him one day face to face in judgement. Don’t judge others is not your right, let Jesus be the judge.

It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'” So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Romans 14:11-12

Will you bow before Jesus, The King of Kings? Will you  confess Jesus is Lord and Savior? Don’t reject Gods gift of redemption today in Jesus Name Amen

Armor of Light

And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed Romans 13:11

Jesus said his return will be like a thief in the night, nobody not even the angels in heaven, know the hour of his return. But are you ready if he returned right now? Are you prepared to stand face to face with the Son of God and account for your life? Many will say this will never happen, but the reality is your only a heartbeat away.

The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Romans 13:12

The world wants you to believe there is no tomorrow, so live it up while you can. But there is a tomorrow and its called eternity. Your life will determine how you will spend it.  It’s time to hold yourself accountable for your life, start preparing for Gods Kingdom.

Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Romans 13:13

Sin is like a credit card, the purchase it temporary but the debt remains. The flesh is weak, therefor we must refrain from worldly traps. Walk the narrow path, its not a popular one but will save your life. What does it profit you to gain the whole world and lose your soul?

Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. Romans 13:14

What would Jesus do? It was a popular slogan years ago, but it’s a great question.  Before we react or commit, stop yourself and ask WWJD? We should strive to live like Christ, he came to this world not only to save us, but to teach us how to be Children of God.

Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matthew 7:22-23

On your day of judgement, what will Jesus say to you? Will Jesus know who you are? If your not sure you need to develop your relationship with him, pray without ceasing, and follow his ways. Because he is the truth, the life, and the way in Jesus name Amen