Monthly Archives: July 2016

Happy Sabbath Day!

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8

God has commanded us to remember the Sabbath Day and to Keep it Holy, are Christians still doing this? Many Christians will say, Yes I got to Church every Sunday, however we need to remember that the Sabbath is actually on Saturday and not Sunday.  Many Christians call Sunday the Sabbath but that is actually Biblical incorrect.

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. Genesis 2:2

On the 7th day God rested and created the Sabbath Day. Saturday is the 7th day of the week, which is truly the Sabbath. So what activities do you usually do on a Saturday? Do you keep it Holy?

Why do most Christians recognize Sunday as the Sabbath? Well long story short, when Rome took over Christianity, Constantine changed the Sabbath to Sunday officially to please the pagen worship on the Sun God. There are tons of websites that document this , you can research it

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. Mark 2:27-28

So what did Jesus say about the Sabbath? Many claim the Sabbath doesn’t matter anymore because Jesus healed people on it. So lets break down what Jesus was saying here

The Sabbath was made for man (US) and not (US) for the Sabbath, Therefor the Son of Man (Jesus) is Lord also on the Sabbath

So what Jesus is saying, the Sabbath was made for us to observe not him. Jesus is Lord, he doesn’t need to observe the Sabbath , we do out of obedience.

So what are your thoughts? Do you truly believe your keeping the Sabbath Holy?

Is God First?

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3

Do you put God first above all other things? Its easy for us to get distracted or sidetracked in todays world and forget about God. Especially when things are going good, but it’s important to keep God first above all things

Worship– Excessive admiration for someone or something

Do you excessively obsess or admire something or someone? This is by definition worship, and its putting something above God. Many times people become obsessed with making money, or following sports, ect. The problem is these distractions take you away from focusing on God.

As Jesus said nobody Can Serve Two Masters, (Matthew 6:24) he was specifically referencing Money as it has become a God for many people. But we must remember Jehovah Jireh God is our Provider (Genesis 22:14) not Man (Philippians 4:19)  God knows your needs and will meet them (Matthew 6:8)

Idolatry– extreme love, reverence, or admiration for someone or something

Notice Idolatry and Worship are basically the same thing; we have a huge issue with this today in our culture. We idolize and worship musicians, movie stars, athletes, ect. This is an abomination to God and it must end. (Exodus 20:3-6) God tells us throughout the Bible to avoid Idolatry at all costs

The Bible also tells that all Earthy things, such as sexual immorality, impurity, evil desires, and covetousness are also Idolatry (Colossians 3:5) Sin can be an obsession, we need to set our minds on things above and Christ (Colossians 3:2)

So are you putting God first? Are you guilty of Idolatry and ungodly Worship? Remember to keep God first above everything else in Jesus Name Amen

Were ALL Sinners

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

Why do we need Jesus? When you understand that we have all fallen short and are sinners, then you will understand that we need Jesus. There is nobody who has walked the planet that hasn’t sinned, except Jesus (1 Peter 2:22)

And since the wages of our sins equal death (Romans 6:23) there is no possibility of eternal life without Jesus. Jesus is the only way to eternal life and God (John 14:6) This is why Jesus had to die on the cross, Jesus took on our death for us (Hebrews 2:9)

So is Sin from God? No , God doesn’t know sin because he is Holy (James 1:13), all Sin comes from Satan and is a rebellious act against God (1 John 3:4). This is why Sin can’t be tolerated in the Kingdom of God, for the wages of sin is death, but God is eternal.

However, there are consequences for sin, Adam and Eve were immortal (Genesis 2)but introduced sin and death into the world due to their rebellion against God (Genesis 3)

So Jesus became the ransom for our sins (1 Timothy 2:6) He took on the sins of the world so we can be made pure again in the eyes of God. (Isaiah 1:18) Without Jesus there is no ransom, there is no life.

Jesus is the resurrection and the life (John 11:25) We have victory over sin and death because Jesus conquered them at the cross  (Revelation 21:4), this is why You Need Jesus

Does God Change?

 

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6

Many Christians today believe we need to change our beliefs or doctrine to accommodate people’s lifestyle today. The problem is God does not change, and his Word never changes either (Isaiah 40:8)So what is the solution for this? Repentance.

John The Baptist was sent as the messenger to pave the way for Jesus Christ (Isaiah 40:3) what was his message? “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at Hand”.  The problem is people don’t understand the true Biblical meaning of Repentance. The Greek word is metamelomai which means change of mind and purpose. So repenting doesn’t mean to just confess your sins but to also change your lifestyle from sin.

Jesus is the Living Word (John 1:14) and he is the same today, yesterday, and forever (Hebrews 13:8) Therefor God doesn’t change and neither does his Word. God gave us the laws of marriage in Genesis 2:24 and Jesus echoed the same in Matthew 19:5. Notice God does not change.

The reason modern day Churches are failing is because they haven’t truly built their house upon the Rock, they have built on the sand by changing Gods word to fit their congregation. What happens, the storm comes in and crushes the false Church.

As Jesus said if we truly loved him we would follow his commandments (John 14:15) any Church that changes there doctrine to please people is a rebellion against God. All righteous comes from God and he does not change (James 1:17) in Jesus Name Amen

Christ In You

On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. John 14:20

Many people often debate or ponder, what did Jesus look like, however this issue is we are looking at things from the physical world and not the spiritual.

We shouldn’t fix our eyes on the physical world because its temporary, but fix our eyes on the spiritual world because its eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18) God is a spirit, and we must worship him in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24)

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, God lives inside us, the same power that rose Jesus from the grave is living inside us.  (Romans 8:11) So if you want to know what Jesus looks like, look at yourself, look at your neighbor, or your children. We are the temple of God and the Holy Spirit dwells in us (1 Corinthians 3:16)

So knowing this, would we treat our neighbors differently? Would we be more loving towards our family? Would you truly love your neighbor more knowing that Christ might live in them?

Remember if your truly a Christian, you have been crucified with Christ and he lives in you (Galatians 2:20) , do others see Christ in you? Can you see Christ in others?  No matter what race, gender, nationality, we are all one in Jesus Christ Amen (Galatians 3:28)

 

Do You Love Jesus?

If you love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

Many people claim to be a Christian and love Jesus, but are your actions justifying your beliefs? We need to remember Love is not just a feeling, its also an action.  As we learn in (1 Corinthians 13) Love is not self-seeking, rejoices in truth, and endures through all things.

Jesus said there is no greater Love than to lay down your life, (John 15:13) God demonstrated his Love for us at the cross, even though we didn’t deserve it (Romans 5:8) this kind of Love is also called Agape

Agape- is the original Greek word translated to Love, but it’s a deeper love than the superficial one the world is used to. It’s a love of faithfulness, obedience, and sacrifice.

So can you really Love Jesus if you don’t follow his commandments? Sure we are saved by Gods Grace through Jesus (Ephesians 2:8), but remember any sin is a rebellion against God. (1 Samuel 2:14) Remember Jesus said those who are not with him, are against him (Matthew 12:30)

Just like with a parent and child, when a child is disobedient or rebels against there parents commands or instruction, does this show love? No as a parent when our children disobey or lie to us, it breaks our heart. Why? Because we want the best for our children and God wants the best for you also.

So if you truly Love Jesus, then follow his commandments. For he is the truth , life, and way (John 14:6) he will not lead you astray, (Matthew 24:4) Jesus Loves you, question is Do you really Love him?

God’s Covenant


“As for Me,” says the Lord , “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the Lord , “from this time and forevermore.”
Isaiah 59 NKJV

http://bible.com/114/isa.59.21.NKJV

Gods Will or Our Will?

 

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10

Many times in life we try to make our own path, make our own destiny, and then fail and wonder why? The first question is Was It Gods Will or your own will? See God has given us the gift of “Free Will” however when we choose this path, we are on our own. (Proverbs 16:9)

Some examples are when Adam and Eve decided to follow their own will and eat from the forbidden Tree, the result was sin and death. (Genesis 3) But when Jesus followed Gods Will and sacrificed himself on the cross, the result was grace and eternal life (Luke 22:42)

So what is Gods Will for your life? To truly know Gods plan for our life we need to connect with him through prayer and scripture. Remember all things work together for good for them that Love God (Romans 8:28)

We must learn to “draw near to God” (James 4) when we submit ourselves to God, Satan flees from us and then God can work his purpose in our lives. But when we follow our own will, it usually leads to our own destruction, but If we acknowledge God he will make our paths straight (Proverbs 3:6)

So are you doing Gods Will or your own Will? We must remember Gods knows all our needs and will provide them (Matthew 6:8) if we put our trust in Jesus Name Amen

I AM A CHRISTIAN

If I believe in Baptism you call me a Baptist

If I believe in the Trinity you call me a Catholic

If I believe in the Holy Spirit you call me a Pentecostal

If I believe that Gods name is Jehovah, you call me a Jehovah Witness

If I believe the Sabbath is Saturday, you call me a 7 Day Adventist

If I stand with Israel, you call me a Zionist

If I believe in Creation, you call me a Creationist

The Truth is I am none of these..I am a Christian who actually reads the Bible