Monthly Archives: April 2018

King of Kings

O clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy. For the Lord Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth.
Psalms 47:1‭-‬2 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.47.1-2.nasb

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Everyone’s Welcomed

but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. Acts 10:35

Peter, who was chosen by Jesus to build the foundation of the Christian Church, misunderstood an important message by God. The message is that everyone through Jesus Christ can now be saved and children of God, not just the Jews.

At first Peter didn’t understand this revelation and as a Christian still only associated with other Jews as traditional practice. However one day God gave Peter a vision, that not only were Jewish people Gods children but now also Gentiles through Jesus Christ

All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. Acts 10:45

The Holy Spirit was poured out now to just Jews but to Gentiles also, just as the prophet Joel fortold

“It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. (Joel 2:28)

The Holy Spirit will be poured out on everyone who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior including men, woman, and children

These revelations show us God is preparing spiritually for his Kingdom to Come, and not reestablish a present Kingdom here on Earth. This is what most Jews didn’t understand and reject Jesus as the Messiah. As Christ said his Kingdom is Not of This World (John 18:36) but of the Kingdom to come in Jesus Name Amen!

 

Happy Birthday Heidi

An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels Proverbs 31:10

Today we celebrate the birthday of my wife Heidi, and although I usually try to refrain from posting about personal topics, I felt it necessary to write about my wife today. Not only because my wife is the greatest wife and mother , but also because I  want to reflect on how important  she is and blessed I am to have Heidi as my wife.

Recently Heidi has been going through some health problems, and of course when going through these times, the dynamics of the family change. Heidi being superwoman and self dependent, has to now rely more on us for her for daily life. And although this can be frustrating and challenging for her , it provides us an opportunity to reflect on how blessed we are as a family to have each other.

The old question or topic of Christianity always is suffering, how can God allow this to happen? I feel God allows these times to happen, to bring us closer to him, to bring us down to our knees. I feel we have gotten closer as a family, because we are relying on each other more and also relying on God

Heidi is an excellent wife and mother ,she  is the center of our family. When she suffers, the whole family suffers because she is the heart of the family. We appreciate her more for all that she does for us! I know Heidi will make it through this because she is a strong and courageous person, and we know that God will get us through this!

Happy Birthday Heidi and Thank you God for providing , healing, and blessing us in Jesus Name Amen!

Gods Plan

But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; Acts 9:15

How can this be? Paul made a living persecuting Christians and now Christ wants to use him for his ministry? There has to be a mistake, this cant be happening!  This must have been the thoughts of Ananias and the other Christians when they heard the news that Paul was going to be “a chosen instrument or vessel” for God

However the truth of the matter is, it doesn’t matter what our opinions are. If we are truly Christians and servants of Jesus Christ, then we listen and follow his commands. Many people probably had bad feelings or opinions of Paul, so still don’t like him today. However God is not concerned how we feel , he has a plan , and his thoughts and ways are higher than ours! (Isaiah 55:9)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Even Christians today, instead of faithfully obeying God, they question his plan.  For example, even though homosexuality is clearly forbidden throughout the entire Bible, there are those who will try to refute Gods commandments and plan, to fit the worlds agenda and please people

Lean not on your own understanding, God has a plan and design that he knows will work. Stop trying to change God to appease people. The same was with Paul, why God would use him is beyond our understand. However he went on to preach the gospel throughout all the Gentile nations in Jesus Name Amen!

Road To Damascus

and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” Acts 9:4

Saul (Paul) loved God, he devoted his life to worship and service to him. However even though Saul loved God he was listening to false doctrine. See Saul (Paul) was training to become a Pharisee, and followed their doctrine instead of following the Messianic prophecies foretold throughout the scriptures. So Saul was essentially persecuting God , even though he believed he was being loyal to God

We as Christians need to be careful also of not following false doctrine. Even though our hearts may be in the right place, following false doctrine could be persecuting God also. This is why its important every Christian devotes time to studying the Bible, and going to Church.

 

“Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Matthew 24:11

Jesus warned us multiple times that there will be many false prophets and religions created to mislead and stray us from true Christianity. Some of these false prophets and religions are so convincing they will even fool the elect. Its important to validate every Churchs and preachers doctrine with the Bible. If there message doesn’t align with scripture , it is false doctrine

Jesus asked Saul why are you persecuting him and the Church? From Sauls perspective he was serving God, when really he was doing work for Satan. Be careful who and what doctrine you are following and serving, if it doesn’t align with The Bible, then your not following God

Be careful of false prophets in sheeps clothing but are ravenous wolves Amen!

Guide Us

And he said, “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Acts 8:31

There was an Ethiopian man who was reading the scriptures from Isaiah, however he couldn’t comprehend what he was reading. He said how could I understand these scriptures unless someone guides or teaches me” Often we may feel the same way, maybe you try to read the Bible and it makes no sense to you at all, don’t be discouraged the Holy Spirit will guide you

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26

Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, he revealed that the Holy Spirit would be sent to teach us among other things. The Holy Spirit is called the Counselor, Advocate, and Comforter, the Holy Spirit provides wisdom beyond human comprehension. In fact the Bible says those who reject Christ are without the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14)

The Holy Spirit led Philip to the Ethiopian man to help him decipher the prophecies of Isaiah and reveal they are about Jesus Christ. Once the Ethiopian man understood the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, he accepted Jesus as his Savior, and became baptized.

The Holy Spirit is essential for our teaching and understanding of Gods word, allow him to lead and guide you in Jesus Name Amen!