Monthly Archives: June 2015

Breath of Life

Unashamed of Jesus

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7

Life and Death, when does it begin and end? What separates us from the physical and spiritual world? The world believes life begins at conception but we know life begins when God breathes into us. The “Breath of Life” comes from God. Life begins when God says it begins.

The Hebrew meaning for the word Spirit means Breathe also, so when we say God breathed on us, he’s sending us his Spirit. No matter what happens to our physical body, our Spirit can’t be separated from God.

(Job 33:4) “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

Job was in a dark place, Satan had taken everything away from him including his family, but…

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We All Fall Short

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23

We all are sinners and we all fall short, once we realize this then we realize why we need Jesus. He is the only way to heaven and the only way to redeem our sins

But what is sin and where did it come from? Many of us when we sin or fall to the temptation of sin blame God. Just like when Adam ate from the tree of knowledge, he blamed God for sending Eve. We need to learn to take accountability for our sin and sin doesn’t come from God.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Genesis 3:7

Before Adam and Eve gained the “Tree of Knowledge” they were naked and never thought anything about it. Once they became corrupted there innocence was lost. God intended us to be innocent and live a holy life without corruption. Satan is the mastermind behind all that is evil and unholy, not God.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:7

Everything that is good comes from God. Satan will try to promise and deceive us in to thinking sin will bring you a better life, but just as he lied to Adam and Eve he’s lying to you. He told Adam and Eve they would become like Gods, instead they became mortal and corrupted. We have inherited the sins of Adam, don’t  be deceived by Satan also.

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21

But there is good news, God sent his only begotten Son, who was sinless and became an atonement sacrifice for our sins.  We all need Jesus, he is the only truth, life and the way, follow him to eternal life in Jesus Name Amen

Contentment

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11

Learning to be content in all circumstance is a key to happiness. Many will say if only I had more money, if only I had a better job, if only I lived somewhere else, then I would be happy but this isn’t true. Until you learn contentment you can never be satisfied. The only way to learn true contentment is thru Jesus Christ, for he provides all we need.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:12

We all have experienced good times and bad times, there have been seasons of prosperity and season of poverty. Times when we had more than enough to support our family and other times when we could barely make ends meet.  But we should learn to remain the same no matter what season we are facing.

Some might say that’s easier said than done, but remember Jehovah Jireh God is our Provider. Just as Jesus told the parable about the birds, who they don’t work or worry about there provisions, because God automatically provides all they need. The same is with us, we may say or think we don’t have enough, but is that really true? Or are we not content with what we have?

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

One of the most popular scriptures, it really makes sense when you use it in the context of the other scriptures. As humans we feel a need to fix all of our own problems, but there the power of Jesus we can overcome any obstacle. There is nothing impossible for God the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is the same Spirit living inside you. Welcome the Holy Spirit to empower, comfort, and guide you.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Our riches are in heaven and not of this world. Many blindly strive for worldly possessions, but they are all temporary and will fade away but the Kingdom of God will stand forever. Put your faith in God and he will meet all your needs in Jesus Name Amen

Perseverance

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3

How do we react when we face trials in life? We typically moan and complain, feel sorry for ourselves, but should we consider it joy?

Perseverance is defined as doing something despite difficulty, spreading the Gospel of Christ won’t be easy, you will be mocked, ridiculed, and maybe hated but your faith will grow stronger thru your trials.

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4

How do you know when your ready for anything? You study for a test, or you train for a job, how do you know when your ready? Experience is the only way, and during that experience you will face trials which will make you stronger and wiser to persevere

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5

Many will say they don’t understand the Bible or understand God, that’s because there leaning on there own understanding. True wisdom comes from God thru the Holy Spirit, ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find.

But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:6-9

There are many false religions and prophets out there that’s why its important to have strong faith, if you don’t really know the Word of God  you will doubt yourself which causes wavering.  Build your foundation of faith thru perseverance and thru truth in Jesus Christ Amen

Aroma of Christ

But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 2 Corinthians 2:14

We are the hands and feet of God, when you accept Jesus into your heart, he lives inside of you thru the Holy Spirit. As Jesus said we are The Light of The World and The Salt of the Earth. Let everyone see Christ thru you

For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:15-1

For those looking for hope, the Gospel is the living water that we will never thirst again. Because thru Jesus we are redeemed and have eternal life.  But for those who wish to live carnally the Gospel stings because it exposes there transgressions and reveals there fate.

To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? 2 Corinthians 2:16

Why are Christians persecuted around the world? Why is the message of the Cross so offensive to many? Because Jesus is the Truth, Life, and The Way. The world doesn’t want truth because then they can’t justify there transgressions.  But the Word of God will stand forever, even after the world passes away.

Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God. 2 Corinthians 2:17

There are many false prophets and false religions making tons of profit off there false gospel, don’t be deceived by them. Jesus said we will know them by the fruit they bear, is there heart chasing after Christ or chasing after the Dollar? God knows our hearts and we will be judged accordingly.

Let your light shine, let the world see Christ living thru you. Let your aroma be the one that brings life and not death in Jesus Name Amen

 

The Comforter

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Who is your comfort in times of trouble? Who do you turn to when you are suffering?  We need to remember you are never alone, God is with you. He gives us the peace and strength thru the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is alive in you.

If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:6-7

Although we all would like to be comfortable all the time, we know this is not reality; there will be times of trouble and suffering.  But through our suffering we build faith, as we learn in life, there are many things that are out of our hands and we need to have faith and peace God will pull us thru it.

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:8-9

Paul had suffered and endured great persecution during his ministry. But instead of complaining or giving up he turned to God for his comfort. Is there anything impossible for God? With faith the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains, put your faith in your Creator.

He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:10-11

The same God that delivered the Israelites from slavery, the same God that rose Jesus from the dead. He is the same God that will deliver you also.Trust in the Lord, he is the Prince of Peace, The Redeemer, The Great I AM, The King of Kings, he is the beginning and the end in Jesus Name Amen