“Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
Isaiah 49 NKJV
Are we truly One?
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
We live in a world that likes to segregate us, that likes to label us and put us into categories. But when you’re truly a Christian, this is not the case. For God sees all his children equally, for God does not show favoritism (Romans 2:11)
Then why do we have so many different Christian denominations when we supposedly all worship the same Christ? This is because Satan wants to divide and conquer, Jesus said a kingdom divided among itself will not stand (Matthew 12:25) So when we separate ourselves from each other were doing the work of Satan and not God.
Jesus taught us to Love our neighbor as yourself, (Mark 12:31) he didn’t say to just love yourself or your family. Jesus also taught to even love your enemy (Matthew 5:44), so why is there so much separation between the Church and the rest of the world?
If we truly want to be one in Christ then we must be more like Christ, meaning we eat with sinners (Matthew 9:10), associate with people of different nationalities (John 4), stand up for injustice (John 8:7) and rebuke corruption in the church (Matthew 21:13)
So are we truly one? Or did we create walls to divide ourselves? Remember there is only one God and one Heaven, and only one human race. We were all created in his image, its time we unite through Jesus Christ as he intended Amen
“Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; From the time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord God and His Spirit Have sent Me.”
Isaiah 48 NKJV
Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry Ephesians 4:27
This scripture holds dear to my heart as me and my wife have used it in the past during our marriage. There is an important message to be delivered here, don’t let your disputes go unsettled. When we separate from each other angry, this allows room for Satan to move in and do his work.
As Jesus said a house divided will not stand, this same principle applies to our marriages. Any division allows opportunities for Satan to move in. As a family you must stay united together, even when its hard.
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Ephesians 4:28
We must learn from our mistakes and turn it into a positive. We must learn from the things we were doing wrong and make them a lesson. Sometimes when you go through a difficult situation, it makes your marriage stronger and wiser.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29
We must remember that words can either uplift or destroy people. When you talk to your spouse what kind of talk is coming out of your mouth? Are you lifting them up or bringing them down? Its important we are encouraging one another and not poisoning your marriage with hateful words
All marriages will eventually go through a rough patch or be tested. If we apply these Godly principles to our marriages, we will thrive and not just survive. So next disagreement with your spouse, don’t go to bed angry, talk and work it out in Jesus Name Amen
‘I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.
Isaiah 45 NKJV
What Gives You Hope?
“But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7
We live in a hopeless world full of turmoil, violence, greed, among other things. So what gives you hope in this world? Regardless what your faith or beliefs are, everyone has to come to the conclusion that we all face the greatest enemy, which is death. So what is your solution for death? How are you preparing yourself for the future?
Eventually we all need to come to the conclusion that we need a savior, and that savior is Jesus Christ. But to truly understand why we need a savior , we must first understand why there is death. Whether you believe it or not we are all descendants of Adam (Genesis 5:3) , and have inherited his death due to the penalty of sin . Because the wages of sin equal death. (Romans 6:23)
But of God is a merciful God and has sent his only begotten Son, Jesus, to take the penalty for our sin, so we may live forever.(John 3:16) So because of Jesus we have hope, because he has conquered death and sin. (1 Corinthians 15:57)
So I ask again, what gives you hope? What brings you reassurance that you will live forever? There is one assurance and its Jesus Christ, the only way to eternal life. (John 14:6) Don’t squander your life in false hope, why not put your faith in the God that created you to be his child. (Romans 8:15)
Who is eligible to receive Jesus as there Lord and Savior? Everyone, God has said Anyone who calls upon Jesus shall be saved. Are you saved today? Would you like the hope of Jesus Christ? If you ready say this prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please forgive me for my sins, I confess Jesus is my Lord and Savior
Please pour your Holy Spirit upon me in Jesus Name Amen
For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring;
Isaiah 44 NKJV
Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Matthew 18:7
Are you living for the world or living for God? Seems like a simple question but its important to know the difference. The definition of Woe means great sorrow, misery, or distress. So when Jesus says “Woe to the world” he’s saying the world is condemned because of its sins.
That’s why it’s important we don’t follow the ways of the world such as greed, lust, envy, hatred, intoxication, ect these ways will only lead to your destruction. The good news is God has an answer to the sins of the world, and his name is Jesus
Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. Matthew 18:8
Are there things in your life that are causing you to stumble in your spiritual life with God? If so cut them out, its better to suffer a little now than eternally. For example, are you addicted to pornography or drugs? Even though it seems hard you must cut these things out of your life that cause you to stumble. If you need help, trust in Jesus , who can break every chain
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. Matthew 18:9
Again Jesus emphasizes cutting out the things it our life that makes us unholy. Will it be easy? No because we are all tempted by the flesh, but we must rely of the Holy Spirit to empower to resist temptation. So if they are things in your life that are causing you to sin, cut them out now! Trust in God who will supply all your needs in Jesus Name Amen
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. Mark 4:37
Life is easy when there are no storms. But how do you react when a huge storm hits your life? Who do you turn to? Some will say the don’t need anyone, but there always comes a time when a storm is greater than you.
The disciples were caught in a great storm, they all thought they were going to die. They were in full panic mode, where was there faith?
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? Mark 4:38
During this storm, Jesus was asleep on the same boat as the disciples. They got mad at Jesus and said “are you not going to save us?” Do we find ourselves doing the same thing? We all love Jesus until the storm hits our life. Then we yell at God because we don’t like the situation were in.
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39
Jesus quickly rebuked the storm and a great calm came. Just like that when we think this storm will overtake us, in one second God can fix it. Do we truly have faith that God is in control?
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? Mark 4:40
Jesus wanted to know why the disciples were so afraid? Could it be the disciples didn’t truly have the faith to believe Jesus would save them? Fear is a natural human reaction, but we need to develop the faith strong enough to trust God in the storm.
And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Mark 4:41
Jesus displayed his awesome power, the same power that rose him from the dead. So next time your in the storm, will trust in Jesus to save you? Don’t allow fear to overtake you, allow faith to comfort you in Jesus Name Amen
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; State your case, that you may be acquitted.
Isaiah 43 NKJV