Monthly Archives: July 2016

Eye For Eye?

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. Matthew 5:38-39

With all the violence and hatred in the world today, how do we react? The normal human reaction is for us want an “Eye for Eye” but with this approach when does it end? Jesus taught us to “Turn the other cheek”, instead of answering violence with violence we should try to resist .

Obviously this is not easy and not very popular. Its natural for us to want to avenge our enemies, but the questions is when will it stop? So how as Christians can we apply these teachings Jesus wants us to follow?

Remember Jesus said we must first deny ourselves (Matthew 16:24) before we become a disciple, isn’t violence mostly about human ego and greed? If we truly are a Christian, we must not only Deny Ourselves but also Love our Enemies (Matthew 5:44).

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

One of the most powerful scriptures in the entire Bible is this one, Satan can threaten you with violence or even death, however we should not fear them. See God gives life and can take it away, he is the only one. Even if your physical body is dead, your soul will live as long as God says it will.

This is why Fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom and understanding, because our Heavenly Father, creator of the Heavens and Earth is truly in control. So resist violence, turn the other cheek in Jesus Name Amen

You Can Be Saved

You Can Be Saved

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

There are many people who are living in defeat because they don’t believe  they can be saved, or are not worthy to be saved. But you need to know Jesus came to save everyone including You!

Jesus said in (Luke 5:32) He did not come for the righteous but for the sinners, and since we are all sinners (Romans 3:23), we all need Jesus!  It doesn’t matter your age, race, gender, Jesus came to save everyone, he is the light of the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:6)

What is a Gentile?  Gentile is anyone who is not Jewish, this is what the new covenant is all about.  Because of God’s grace through Jesus Christ, we can all be children of God, Jews and Gentiles (Galatians 3:28). Also tells us in (Romans 10:12), that God is the God of everyone, Jews and Gentiles

Many know the scripture John 3:16 but if you continue reading verses 17 and 18 it tells you Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world and whoever believes in Jesus  is not condemned (John 3:17-18)

So You can be saved, If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9) Saved from the enemy of this world including death. Accept Jesus into your heart today and become a new Creature (2 Corinthians 5:17) Amen!

Got Grace?

Got Grace?

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Romans 3:24

Who is worthy to receive the Grace of God? The good news is we are all worthy, so what is Grace and how can we obtain it?

Grace– is the feely given, unmerited favor and love of God

Do any of us truly deserve Grace? Absolutely not, but even though we were sinners, God demonstrated his love for us through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:8) We must understand the wages of our sins is death (Romans 6:23) but Jesus tasted that death so we don’t have to (2 Corinthians 5:15) this is what Grace truly is

So how do we obtain Grace? If you confess with your mouth Jesus Christ is Lord and believe God has

raised him from the dead, you shall be saved (Romans 10:9) we must also repent of our sins (Acts 3:19)

and become transformed ( Romans 12:2) through the Holy Spirit. What does it mean to repent

Repent- means to feel remorse and turn away from sin

So when we repent our sins, its not just a motion were going through but a change. Grace is not a free

Ticket to sin, but when we accept Christ into our hearts we are baptized by the Holy Spirit

(Matthew 3:11)

Grace can only be obtained through Jesus Christ, because he took on the sins of the world, including

yours so we may have eternal life (John 3:16) there is no other way to escape death (John 14:6) Once

you realize you need a Savior, then you understand the importance of Jesus Christ. So share the hope

and victory we have through Jesus Christ by his Grace Amen

 

Peace of God

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

So are you having a bad day today? Worried about your family? Worried about your bills? Maybe worried about your health? Whatever it may be, God is saying Don’t be anxious about “anything”

Right now that may seem impossible, but if in every situation we pray to God about our concerns, he will give us peace. We can spend lots of time “spinning our wheels” trying to come up with our own solution, when God has a simple solution for us, pray. Cast your cares to him

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

And when you display your faith, and cast all your cares to God, he will bring you peace. Isn’t that something we all need right now? All the Holy Spirit will guard your heart and mind, from the chaos that’s going on right now.

A lot of times Satan is playing mind games with us, making us believe the problem is impossible or bigger than what it really is. When you leave it up to God he will give you the peace of Christ.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Finally focus on the good things in life, not the bad things. There are always going to be problems, but we have been blessed already. Thanks God for your spouse, your children, your job, your home, your health, whatever you have been provided for. Don’t let a bad day bring you down, let the blessings from God bring you back up in Jesus Name Amen

Meaning of Life

Meaning of Life

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

What is the meaning of life? Throughout time people have pondered this question and searched for meaning. However, the answer is in The Bible, God has laid out his plan for us since the beginning of time.

God has created us in his image (Genesis 1:27) and made us perfect and immortal.  Due to our sin, we brought on sickness and death (Romans 6:23). However, God still has a plan for us, and his name is Jesus Christ (Genesis 3:15).

Jesus took our sin and death for us (Romans 4:25), so we can be immortal again. When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are baptized by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11), and begin living by The Spirit (Galatians 5:16)

So the meaning of life is press on to the prize of our higher calling (Philippians 3:14) and we wait for the return of our King Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:5) who will defeat Satan forever (Revelation 17:14) and wipe away everyone’s sorry, tears, and death (Revelation 21:4)

The Kingdom of God will reign forever (Revelation 11:15) Do you want to be part of that perfect kingdom? Where you are no longer a slave to sin and death? Then this is the meaning of life, to follow your Lord, Savior, and King to paradise (Luke 23:43) in Jesus Name Amen