Monthly Archives: June 2016

Trust in God

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. Acts 3:6

We all want to take care of our families and friends, many of us say if I won the lottery I would take care of everyone. But what if I told you today, you could do just that? See in the flesh we look to money to give us power and be our provider. But when we live in the Spirit we trust in God.

If you had unlimited amounts of wealth wouldn’t you be sharing it immediately? Of course you would, then why don’t you share the love of God through Jesus Christ? The same power that rose Jesus from the grave is living inside of us!

And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. Acts 3:7

Notice that the man’s healing didn’t come till after he activated his faith and stood up. Remember this man had been crippled so for him to try and walk would take a great deal of courage. The same is for us, we can’t expect a miracle to happen unless we are willing to Trust in God

And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. Acts 3:8

How do we react after we receive Gods blessing? Do we just take it for granted or do we tell everyone? We need to be more like this man and praise The Lord! God wants to show his glory through our miracles.

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Mathew 4:4

Jesus taught us this principle while being tempted by Satain in the desert. We cant live by food and money alone. Yes they might bring us some temporary relief but eventually our soul desires more. There is only one way to eternal life and that is Jesus Christ, trust in God and let everyone know the good news Amen

Abba Father

For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15

What is God’s name? Most would say Jehovah or Yahweh. But don’t you think God would want to be called Father?  My 2-year-old has a habit of calling me by my first name, I know he does this because its funny but it partly upsets me because I want to be called his Father. I feel a great sense of pride to be my children’s Father and it pleases me when they call me Daddy.

This is how I think God feels about us, if we truly are Children of God, then shouldn’t we be addressing God as our Father and not Jehovah? When you talk to your Earthly Father do you address him by his first name or Dad?

And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto you; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what you will . Mark 14:36

When Jesus was praying to God at his darkest moment, he addressed him as “Abba Father”. In fact Jesus always called God his Father. Jesus never addressed or identified Gods name as Jehovah or Yahweh. So if we truly want a personal relationship with God, shouldn’t we be addressing him as Father also?

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:6

Because we are Children of God, the Holy Spirit has put in our hearts call God our Father. What is your heart saying today? Do you wish to have that Father/Child relationship with your creator? Just as Jesus taught us to pray, Our Father who are in Heaven, In Jesus Name Amen

Temple of God

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Do you ever say to yourself I don’t see any miracles by God? Do you feel connected to God at all through the Holy Spirit? What words and thoughts are coming out of you? You see our bodies are the “Temple of God”. In order for the Holy Spirit to dwell in us we must keep our Temples clean.

What does it mean to keep your Temple clean? Try to keep yourself Holy and pure, refrain from things that offend God. You can’t expect to be watching pornography or violent movies and having The Holy Spirit live inside you. Remember blasphemy against The Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin.

Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”  But the temple he had spoken of was his body. John 2:19-21

 

Jesus prophesied about his resurrection, referencing his body as the “Temple of God”. Everyone thought he was talking about the physical temple they worshipped at. But we should treat our bodies as our Temple of God or church.

Would you curse at church or watch pornography? No of course not, most people try to be on there best behavior and dress there best when going to Church. This is how we should treat our bodies every day. If we want The Holy Spirit to dwell in us, we must strive to keep our bodies Holy. Remember we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength Amen

 

In Jesus Name

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:13

Do you ever wonder why we pray in Jesus Name? Or are you praying to God in Jesus name? The reason we do is because God commanded us to. You must remember there is power in the name of Jesus, all power and glory have been given to him by God.

Demons tremble at the sound of the name of Jesus, why do you think people get so offended when you mention Jesus?  Because God has revealed himself through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:14

Many people try to abuse this by asking for worldly pleasures like money and fame. But remember God wants what is good for your eternal soul, not your temporary flesh. Do expect to use God as a genie and be blessed. Pray for the gifts of The Holy Spirit, which will empower you to stay Holy

If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:15-16

If you truly love God then you would keep his commandments. Just as if a child truly loved their parents they would listen to their parents.  Sometimes we make mistakes but we should strive to remain obedient to Gods Word.

God has sent the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, who will live with us forever. Isnt’t it awesome to think the power of our Living God can live inside of us? But we must remember to ask and pray in Jesus Name, for he is the name above all names Amen

Fathers Day

But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8

The role of Father is very important, and God has revealed this to us throughout The Bible. Just as we call God our Heavenly Father, there is no greater positon of authority in the world. That’s why the position of Father needs to be taken serious and not abused or squandered.

God shows us in this scripture, any Father who doesn’t properly provide for their family is worse than an unbeliever, some translations use the word “infidel” Regardless it shows you God expects us to take care of the families that he has blessed us with. Our highest priority should be our family, if we fail there we fail everywhere.

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

As a Father its important to learn how to raise our children, we must teach them discipline but also show them love and compassion. We need to be building up and encouraging our children, not just criticizing them. We should always look to Jesus as an example of how to be a good Father.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Although we want to always be loving and kind, we still need to teach our children. We can’t expect children to know what they don’t know. Its our duties as Fathers to prepare our children for the world. To teach them right and wrong and most importantly teach them about God

For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just Genesis 18:19

You didn’t become a Father by mistake, many guys will claim they had a child by accident, ect.  This is a cop out. God has chosen you to be a Father for your child. Its time for you to man up and fulfill the role of Father that you were chosen to be

Being a Father is the most rewarding calling you can ever have, and its important to know that we are not alone. God has provided us with instruction and wisdom in Jesus Name Amen