Category Archives: Church

Are You Ready? #Eclipse2017

“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:42

Could the Great Eclipse be a sign of the Return of Christ? If Jesus came today would you be ready? Jesus clearly stated that nobody will know the day or hour of his return, however he did tell us to be ready for his return.

“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, Luke 21:25

Jesus taught that God uses the heavens to give us signs, a giant billboard from Heaven. With all the attention and excitement generated for the Great Eclipse , could God be using this to get everyones attention? Even if Christ doesn’t return on Monday, their should still be a call to repentance. With all the violence and evil going on in this world, there is no better time than now to return to The Lord

“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:23

If Jesus did return and you are standing face to face with the Holy One, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. What would he say to you? Would he say “Good work my faithful servant (Matthew 25:23) or will he say “Depart from me I never knew you! Lawlessness by Biblical definition is sin. Any sin is an act or rebellion against God.

Did you repent of your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Time might be running out, you don’t want to be “Left Behind”, Jesus is your only way to salvation! Keep your lamps lit and eyes in the sky!

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Your Faith Will Heal You

He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Luke 18:38

When you’re in a time of trouble, how do you respond? What do you when you’re in a crisis? Often we waste a lot of time and energy trying to resolve our own issues, when God already has the answer and wants to hear from us. Call out to Jesus and he will save you!

Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Luke 18:39

There are always going to be people rebuking you, telling you to be quiet or telling you that your wrong. But noticed what the blind man did, when they told him to be quiet he shouted to Jesus even louder. See we can’t allow others to distract or derail our faith, set your sights on Jesus he is your Lord and Savior

“What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Luke 18:41-42

Jesus answered him and said what do you need from me? Its important that we specifically tell Jesus what is wrong. Remember you can’t have faith without action, and this mans action proved his faith to Jesus and he healed him.

Don’t allow others to lose your faith, Your Faith will Heal You in Jesus Name Amen

Nation Divided

If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:24-25

Can America survive as a divided nation? The simple answer is No, as Jesus taught us a Kingdom divided will fall, so what can we do to bring a nation back together? The simple answer is we need to make Jesus the center of our lives. We need more of Christ and less of us (John 3:30)

Jesus taught us to Love our Neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:31) So who is our neighbor? Our neighbor is everyone, until we start to accept one another for who they are, we will always be divided. Jesus always taught us to Love our enemies (Matthew 5:44) even those who persecute us because of our faith, we should pray for them and remain to live in peace.

Why must we do this? Because even though we were sinners Christ died for us and God demonstrated his love for us (Romans 5:8) We can only overcome evil with love, we cant repay evil with evil (Romans 12:17)

Love is patient, Love is kind, Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13) The only way to restore a divded nation is with Love, the Love that Christ has shown us in Jesus Name Amen

Thief In The Night

“Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” Revelation 16:15

 

Are you ready for the return of Jesus Chirst? Or will you be caught exposed by your nakedness? Nobody know the day or hour when Christ will return except God almighty (Matthew 24:36) That’s why its important to stay alert and keep your lamps lit (Matthew 25) Does anyone ever expect a thief to show up at their house? No otherwise you would be ready, this is the same principle with Christs return (Luke 12:39)

Don’t be deceived , for just as in the Days of Noah will be the same for the day of The Lord (Luke 17:26) People will mock, blasphemy God, and continue on sinning even up to the Judgement of God comes upon them, the same as the Great Flood. (Luke 17:27) That’s why many will mourn the great day when they see Jesus coming in the clouds  (Matthew 24:30) because the judgement of God is coming upon The Earth.

Are you washed in the blood of Jesus? (1 John 1:7) He is the only way to eternal life (John 14:6) Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand (Matthew 3:2) Prepare yourself for the coming of our Lord, keep your lamps lit, reframe from evil , we are Children of The Light we don’t belong to darkness or evil, so stay alert and don’t fall asleep like the world has fallen asleep (1 Thessalonians 5:6)

Prepare yourself for the coming of Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, were every knee will bow and tongue will confess he is our Lord and Savior Amen

Gods Not Dead

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:6

Why can we have faith and hope in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Because our God lives forever (Hebrews 7:24), he has conquered the grave (1 Corinthians 15:57), he has overcome the world (John 16:33), Jesus said I am the living One, I was dead and now alive forever, he holds the keys to death and the grave (Revelation 1:18)

And if Christ has not been raised from the dead, then Christianity is pointless (1 Corinthians 15:54) Without Jesus there is no hope or salvation, for the wages of our sin is death (Romans 6:23) and we are all sinners and fall short from the glory of God (Romans 3:23) That’s why Christ is the only way to eternal life, nobody gets to God except though him (John 14:6) Nobody else is worthy to be our ransom (Matthew 20:28) except the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ (John 1:29)

But there is good news, even though we were still sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8) paid our debt and on the third day rose from the grave, just as he said he would (1 Corinthians 15:4) O Death where is your sting? (1 Corinthians 15:15) We have victory through Jesus Christ because our God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son so we shall not perish (John 3:16) in Jesus Name Amen

Know Your Enemy

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. Genesis 3:4

When tragedy strikes who do we blame? Many times when we suffer, we blame God. He is the first to get the blame for everything and usually the last to get thanks for anything. But what about Satan? Did he not tell us we will not die? Even though God warned us not to eat from the forbidden fruit (Genesis 3:3) we ate it anyway and when the wages of our sin which is death comes upon us (Romans 6:23), we curse our Creator who warned us.

Know who your real enemy is , Satan, the thief that only comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) Your enemy the devil who prowls around like a lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8) But Jesus came to give life (John 10:10) so why don’t you follow him?

Jesus overcame on the cross and put all our enemies under his feet, including the last enemy to be destroyed which is death (1 Corinthians 15:26) Jesus is the resurrection (John 11:25) the living water (John 4:14)  the truth life and only way to God and eternal life (John 14:6)

So know your enemy , we are in a spiritual warfare for your soul put on the whole armor of God stand against the schemes on Satan (Ephesians 6) in Jesus Name Amen

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?

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

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

Who Is My Neighbor?

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:29

Jesus has told us to “Love our neighbor as yourself” but who is our neighbor? When we think of the word “neighbor” we think of people who live closely to us or maybe people we know. But this is not the true Biblical meaning of “Neighbor”. One man asked Jesus this question and here was his reply

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. Luke 10:30-33

A few things to notice in this story, first the man that was attacked wasn’t identified by race or stature. Meaning we should help everyone in need, not just our family or friends. Second a priest ignored the victim. This shows you God is not impressed by the man’s religious knowledge but by his human reaction to other people. Third a Samaritan took pity on the man and saved him. During that time Jews didn’t associate with Samaritans as they viewed them below them. However, God noticed the Samaritans good deed.

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:37

So who is your neighbor? It’s everyone, no matter what race or stature , we are all one through Jesus Christ. So we must strive to not only take care of our own family, but to everyone who is in need in Jesus Name Amen