Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free John 8:32
What is Truth? Jesus is The Truth, The Life, and The Way, in a world of deception he is the only way to finding truth. Satan is a liar, there is no truth in him, (John 8:44) He has deceived the whole world. Don’t be misled by his lies and deception, since the beginning of creation, his plan is to destroy Gods children.
But the truth shall set you free, The name Jesus (Yeshua) means Gods salvation, for God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son to save the world (John 3:16) Put you trust into Jesus, and he shall set you free. Free from the bondages of Satan, that hold the whole world captive by lies and deception
Ask and it will be give to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened (Matthew 7:7) don’t stop seeking God. If you keep searching for the truth, it will be revealed to you. The door will be opened to you, for everyone who calls upon the name of The Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13)
God is a spirit and we must worship him in spirt and truth (John 4:24) Are you worshipping our Heavenly Father in Truth? How do we know truth? Only through his beloved Son in Jesus Name Amen
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will you that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah did? Luke 9:54
With all the evil in the world, sometimes we feel like the disciples did. When people reject Jesus or even blasphemy his name, its normal to feel some anger. However, we learn from this event that Jesus doesn’t want us to be looking for judgement but to share the mercy of God through Jesus Christ.
In this particular event, the Samaritans rejected Jesus and this obviously made his disciples angry. We see a lot of evil and sin in this world that makes us angry, how do we react? Are we condemning people or praying for them?
But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, You know not what manner of spirit you are of.For the Son of…
Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing. Proverbs 11:7
Are you placing your hope in this year’s presidential election? Every election the candidates like to give us inspiring speeches about how they are going to resolve all the nations’ problems. And for a time, you might actually buy into these hopes. But eventually reality sets in and we find out the candidates are just telling you what you want to hear. Most of them become disgraced with corruption and unmoral lifestyles. But we continue to fall for these mortals because our hope is misplaced.
We already have a Savior; we have a Messiah, Jesus Christ. He lived a sinless and blameless life (1 Peter 2:22). All the nations and governments rest on his shoulders.(Isaiah 9:6) If you want to see a change in your life, accept Jesus as your Lord, and you will see true transformation. But if we continue to put our hopes in mortals, then you will continually be let down and disappointed.
Our Kingdom is not of this world, yet,(John 18:36) however we live in this nation today so we should continue to be the Salt and Light (Matthew 5) we were called to be. Can voting make a difference? Absolutely, for nations and governments were established by God.(Romans 13:1) We can vote for leaders who will be our voice on issues that count. But don’t blindly put all your hopes and dreams in mortals, for they will continue to fail you. Put your faith and trust in our King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus, the almighty Son of God, Amen
The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death. Proverbs 10:16
What wages are you earning? Just as with our jobs we earn wages, the same is with life. The wages we earn are based on the fruit we produce. If we, by the blood of Christ, live a righteous life, then we will get the wages of eternal life. But if we live a life of evil and sin, the wages are death (Romans 6:23)
Jesus taught us that every good tree bears good fruit, and bad trees bear bad fruit (Matthew 7:17) These are the wages of your spirituality. If you truly are a disciple of Christ, then the evidence will show in your lifestyle. And as Jesus said “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire” (Matthew 7:19) So the question is what fruit are we producing? What are the wages we are earning?
If we live by the Spirit, we must walk by the Spirit (Galatians 5:25) You can’t walk with God and hold hands with the devil. The true Christian will be made know by their wages and fruit. For God will repay everyone according to their deeds (Romans 2:6) Choose Life, choose Jesus Christ Amen
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding Proverbs 3:5
Trust– firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something
Do you truly trust in The Lord? Do you have firm belief that Jesus is your Lord and Savior?
What will it take for you to truly Trust in Jesus? Even though we were still sinners he died for us (Romans 5:8) A sacrificial love that was given to us even when we didn’t deserve it. Is Love not enough to earn trust?
Jesus is The Truth , Life , and Way (John 14:6) The Living Word that became flesh, he revealed who God is and the plan for our lives. Do you reject The Lord because you reject truth? Why is Truth so difficult to accept? Because it forces us to reflect on our own lives?
What happens when we continue to lean on our own understanding? Can the blind lead the blind? Jesus opens the eyes of the blind, (Isaiah 42:7) once was lost and now found. To fully trust in The Lord is follow him with your whole heart and not lean on your understanding. Because our understanding can’t compare to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords in Jesus Name Amen
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 2 Peter 2:16
What does true freedom mean? To live as free people, is to live with no fear. For God doesn’t give us a Spirit of Fear but of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7) We don’t have to live in fear because your soul was set free, set free but the blood of Christ. If the son has set you free, you are free indeed (John 8:36)
But we don’t use this freedom to cover up evil . For our old selves had died and a new creature has been born. (2 Corinthians 5:17) For if we live by the Spirit we must walk by the Spirit (Galatians 5:12) If you live a life of sin you are not a Child of God but a slave to satan. There is only true freedom in Christ when we become a slave to God
There is only one Way, Truth, and Life to eternal life, all other roads lead to death. Therefor there is only one true way to freedom and its through Jesus Christ. At the cross your freedom can be found, he has gathered his lost sheep and is taking us home. So if Jesus is your Lord and Savior, take heart knowing you a free, because the Son has set you free indeed in Jesus Name Amen
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever- John 14:16
Before Jesus ascended to heaven he promised to send us an advocate (NIV), a comforter (KJV), and Helper (ESV) to live with us forever. Think about that, the power of God is living inside of you forever. The same power that rose Jesus from dead is living inside us (Romans 8:11)
The Biblical definition of advocate is one who defends, one who pleads the cause of another and one who comforts
As God has promised he will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5) The Holy Spirit is with us always, we are never alone. We don’t have to worry about the trials and tribulations in our lives because God is with us. And if God is with us who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) We can have the Faith, Hope, and Love of God in our lives regardless of the circumstances because the our covenant with God is eternal
How can it be possible to feel love and joy when faced with a difficult situation? It’s because we have been given the Fruits of The Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) The Fruits of the Spirit are Love, Joy, Peace, Forbearance, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. The power of God allows us the strength to do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:19) Why would you want to try and take the world on alone? God has equipped us with the Fruits of The Spirit to be overcomers, because Christ has already overcome the world in Jesus Name Amen
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. Ezekiel Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD Ezekiel Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: Ezekiel 37:3-5
How many of our Churches have become a land of “Dry Bones”? There is no spiritual life in sight, don’t be discouraged for God is the giver of life.
Just as God formed Adam from the dust and breathed life into him, he can do the same to the “Dry Bones” of your congregation. But God needs you to speak for him.
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon…
And in the wilderness. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.” Deuteronomy 1:31
During the Israelites 40-year journey to the Promise Land, they endured some hard times. There was a lot of uncertainty about food, shelter, ect but God continually provided all their needs. Even in the barren wilderness, he provided them daily Manna and streams of running water in the desert. God never left them or forsake them just as a Father cares for his son
What about your life journey? Are you traveling through the wilderness of the unknown? Not sure what tomorrow will bring? Have faith that God will never leave you and will provide all your needs. If you follow Gods plan, you will be on the journey for your “Promise Land”. But the question is, will you stay on the path of righteousness? Or like many will you waver and go astray?
God cares for you as a Father, he will carry you when you become weary. Don’t miss out on your “Promise Land” , keep pressing on to the prize, in Jesus Name Amen