Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy New Year

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

It’s a New Year which means another new beginning! At the end of every year most of us evaluate our lives and make resolutions to improve ourselves, but with Jesus you are already perfect.

When you accept Jesus into your heart, you become a new creation. The old is gone and the new is here. So if you want to make a resolution this year, make it to get to know Jesus.

And to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:24

We are made in the image of God but because of sin we fall short of his glory. Jesus is the way to true righteousness. Nobody can achieve this except thru the blood that was shed on the cross at Calvary.

So this year put on a new self, through our Lord and Savior Jesus, he makes all things new!

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:3

When you trust in the Lord he will put a new song in your mouth. Not a song of worry or defeat but a song of victory and hope. We can sing this song because Jesus has defeated Satan on the cross. There is no evil that can prevent you from victory, IT IS FINISHED!

“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. Isaiah 65:17

God has promised us he will restore the Heavens and The Earth, he will make them brand new and reestablish his Kingdom with our King Jesus. Don’t let the current condition of the world trouble you, this is all just temporary. God doesn’t break his promises and he will restore the world to perfection.

So lets make this year, A Year of Christ. Let’s continue to spread the good news of hope and victory thru Jesus. Let God put a new song of joy in your mouth in Jesus Name Amen

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Godliness With Contentment

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 1 Timothy 6:6-7

Many Christians are blindly buying into the “Prosperity Gospel” where false prophets tell you God wants you to be rich and powerful, this is false doctrine. God is our provider and he wants you to be humble and thankful for what you have been given already.

Jesus never asked for money nor did he require his followers to give a certain percentage to be saved. Jesus taught to give what is in your heart and give to the poor. Because our riches are in Heaven and not in this world

But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 1 Timothy 6:8-9

Greed is a trap set by Satan, because your actions and thoughts are self-centered. Instead of looking to help others, you look for ways to help yourself.  Jesus said it will be easier for a Camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter Heaven. Basically hes saying its impossible, why? Because your heart is corrupted by the lust and power of money.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10

Jesus said Nobody can serve Two Masters, you cannot serve both God and Money. To be obsessed with something is called Idolatry, the world has made Money there new God. They kill for it, they lust for it, they sell there souls for it, but in the end it profits you nothing. The Green Paper discinigrates and won’t save your soul.

Don’t be like Judas who sold Jesus for money, his story didn’t have a happy ending and neither will anyone who worships Money. Trust in the Lord who is the only one who can give eternal life in Jesus Name Amen

2015 in review

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Everything Is Possible

Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” Mark 9:21-22

A father bought his son to Jesus disciples to be healed, he was full of doubt but he was desperate so figured he would give it a try. Not surprising that the disciples couldn’t drive out the demon on their own. Why? Because of the Fathers lack of Faith in God.

God looks at your heart, he knows your deepest thoughts. To just go through the motions of a Christian are not enough. You need to truly believe and understand the Power of the Living God

“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23

By Jesus response he seems insulted, here’s someone asking him to perform a miracle but they don’t even truly believe he can do it.  Can you relate to this? Are you expecting miracles from God but don’t truly have Faith in God? Faith is what activates Gods power, for we walk by faith and not by sight.

Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24

The Father then took a leap of faith, he decided he believed Jesus can do all things. Faith is like walking off a cliff and expecting God to catch you, sometimes it seems scary or irrational but we must put our Trust in The Lord

When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” Mark 9:25

Once again Jesus showed his mercy on them and he healed the boy. As Jesus said “Everything is possible for the one who believes” We must live by these word and walk in Faith in Jesus Name Amen

Grace of Christ

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 1 Timothy 1:12-13

Paul, who wrote over half of the New Testament, was considered an enemy to Christians. He terrorized them including imprisoning them and having them stoned to death. But God sees us differently than people do, he knew Paul had a big heart and when Jesus revealed himself to Paul, he transformed Paul into a servant of Christ.

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus 1 Timothy 1:14

If it was up to us we would have considered Paul condemned, but Grace of Jesus is a gift from God that can’t be earned or be comprehended. Nobody shows Love  and Mercy like our Heavenly Father thru the atonement sacrifice of his only begotten Son.

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. 1 Timothy 1:15-16

If God can take a sinner like Paul and make him the Saint he is today, imagine what he could do to you? Jesus not only saves you but transforms you into the person you were truly meant to be. Change isn’t easy but all things are possible with God.

At first even the other disciples such as Peter and James rejected Paul, but thru the Holy Spirit they finally saw the good fruit Paul was bearing. Jesus brings hope to the hopeless and will save a wretch like me in Jesus Name Amen

 

Baptized By God

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Mark 1:9

John the Baptist was sent by God to be the messenger to pave the way for the Messiah Jesus. These events were remarkable because it confirmed who Jesus is and would begin his ministry which would change the world and God as we knew them.

Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.  Mark 1:10

Jesus wanted John to baptize him even though John knew he was not even worthy to untie his sandal straps. But Jesus instantly showed his humility and willingness to be a servant. An amazing event then happens as The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus from Heaven.

We must remember that Jesus was just human at this point, so the power of God filled him thru the Holy Spirit to empower him with great wisdom and perform miracles.

And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11

And then shortly another critical event happened, where our Heavenly Father, God himself, declared Jesus the Son of God. This is a very significant event that was witnessed by many people including the prophet John The Baptist.

Many will deny Jesus as the Messiah or The Son of God, but these events have confirmed what all Christians believe that Jesus is The Great I AM, The King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Reflect on these words and allow the Holy Spirit into your heart in Jesus Name Amen

Merry Christmas

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

  • A child is born “ Luke 2:10 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
  • A Son is given “ John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  • Governments will be on his shoulders “Revelations 19:16 “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.”
  • Wonderful Counselor “ John 14:16 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
  • Mighty God- John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
  • Everlasting Father Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
  • Prince of Peace John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Christmas is not about giving gifts it’s about the gift we received from God our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Word Became Flesh and dwelt among us, not for his own glory but to save us.

Rejoice this Christmas and every day for Jesus came here as a baby in the manger to free us all from the slavery of sin and he will be returning again to reestablish Gods Kingdom that will reign forevermore in Jesus Name Amen