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Happy Fathers Day

So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. Luke 15:20

This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day, this is one of my favorite holidays because being a Father myself, I take great pride and honor in being a Father. I think it’s a role, that in modern day society likes to mock and dishonor. But I think taking on the role as a Father, is the greatest privilege and responsibility and glad God chose me to fulfill it!

When I think about being a Father and what does God expect from us, I reflect on the story of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-31) Even though his son was rebellious and ungrateful, The Father still provided for the son and was merciful and compassionate with love. The Son eventually returned home and instead of The Father being filled anger, he welcomed his son with open arms and showed him true love and mercy.

This is the same relationship we can have with God our Heavenly Father. Even though at times we have been rebellious and ungrateful, God still provided Jesus to save us from our sins. And when we accept Jesus and come running back to God our Father, he greets us with open arms also not condemnation.

I want to say Thank you to my father, and thank you to my father in laws, for being great examples for me and always showing me love and mercy. I pray that I can be the best Father for my children, and show them the love and compassion throughout their entire lives in Jesus Name Amen

 

Brotherly Love

Let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1

Today, October 10th, we celebrate Evans 3rd birthday. Not only has Evan been a blessing to us, but he’s been a big blessing to his brother Tanner.  I can recall hearing Evan say many times to Tanner they are best friends. Even though they have their sibling fights, they have a deeper love for each other called “Brotherly Love”

As a Father, it gives me great joy and peace of mind, knowing that these brothers will have each other for their whole life. And they have a “pure” love for one another. Not a love that is based on money or gain, but a love that is based on their heart and soul. A love that will never fail and not change.

Evan is a blessing to us also, he completes our family. As we look back on another year, it’s amazing to see him growing into a young boy, full of wonderment and love. It’s also gratifying to watch his bond with his brother Tanner grows year after year. The covenant that was made to be eternal, the covenant of brotherly love in Jesus Name Amen

Happy Birthday Evan!

Set Apart (Walters Message)

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, Galatians 1:15

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/our-son-lived-only-minutes-after-birth-but-has-touched-thousands

Baby Walter only lived a few minutes in this world, but changed the lives for many forever. You see to the medical world, at 19 weeks, Walter is just a “blob of cells” that could be legally aborted. But as the pictures clearly show, Walter is a fully formed child of God.

Walters’s parents are courageous, because they shared their story and pictures to the world, Walters birth can change the world. Walters’s human body may only have lived a few minutes, but his message will live forever, and hopefully save millions of other lives from mothers who are considering abortion.

(Jeremiah 1:5) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;”

Are you considering an abortion? Statistics show that the mother’s life is also greatly effected after the abortion

  • 65% suffer post traumatic stress disorder
  • 6 times greater risk of suicide
  • 44% increased risk of breast cancer
  • 60 % increased risk of miscarriage

You may not understand God’s reason or purpose for your Child’s life but know this God knew us all before we were formed in the womb, don’t destroy Gods plan and most importantly don’t destroy your childs life. They have a destiny and so do you, rise up and be the mother you were called to be.

(Psalm 139:16) “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

God has already written our days in his book, what happens to us is no surprise to God. We may not understand it but God has a purpose for it. To the world Baby Walters life was short, but for God Walters life could change or impact millions of lives if his message is heard.

Don’t ignore Gods message thru Baby Walter, your baby is not a “blob of cells” they are a “Gift from God” Give your child a chance to live there destiny.

(Matthew 19:14) “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.””

By Jesus’s words we knew that Walter and all other children are in Heaven. For Jesus told us we as adults can’t enter the Kingdom of Heaven until we become like a Child.

I believe God used Walters life here on Earth to send a message to the world that Children are the Heritage of The Lord and they should be praised. Please continue to spread Walters message and change the lives of many forever in Jesus name Amen

Family of God

For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Matthew 12:50

 

With all the racism and division in the world, we need to understand we are all one family thru Jesus Christ. If you hate your neighbor, you hate your brother. We need to learn to love each other as Jesus loved us.

No longer are you condemned to this world but are entitled as a Citizen of Heaven to live in Victory thru Jesus. Doesn’t matter what faults or curses your Earthly family may have endured, that has all passed away and you are now a New Creature thru Jesus Christ

(Galatians 3:28) “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

 

With the new covenant established by Jesus we are now part of the “Family of God”. Nor Jew Nor Greek, it doesn’t matter, give yourself to Jesus and your now part of the same family of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

We were all made in the image of God and thru the blood of Jesus we are all the Children of God. There is nothing on this Earth that can separate us from God anymore once you established the convenant of being reborn.

(John 1:12) “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God “

 

Once you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour you are anointed a Child of God. You are the creation of the Almighty Yahweh who also created the Heavens and Earth and spun the stars and galaxies in place.

The anointing of the blood of Jesus restores us all. Satan no longer has a hold on you no more, the chains have been broken, amazing grace how sweet the sound

(Romans 8:14) “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”

 

Once you are filled with the Holy Spirit you are never the same, the blind can see the deaf can hear. Truth is revealed to us all and then we understand we are all one thru Christ we are all the Children of God

Accept Jesus are your Lord and Saviour become filled with the Holy Spirit and you will see and become a Child of the Most High God in Jesus name Amen

 

House built by God

For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. Hebrews 3:4

Many people believe you can build a nice big house, fill it with some stuff, have a few children, and presto you have a family.  But without love there is no family, a house doesn’t make a home.

To have a happy family we need Jesus to be the center of it all. You can live in a mansion but without love it’ as pleasant as living in a ditch. God is love, and the only way to God is thru Jesus Christ. When we fill our hearts with Christ we fill our homes with love.

(1 John 4:7) “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”

God is Love, until we know God thru Jesus we don’t truly know love. It is important for us to be the Godhead of our families and lead them to a happy and fulfilling life.  Most parents nowadays try to fill there children’s void with material items which will never bring fulfilment or purpose.

Possessions in the world are temporary and fade like the grass, but the Love of God lasts forever. It will encourage and empower them to live a meaningful life.

(Matthew 7:24) “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:”

Build your house upon the Rock, meaning build your home on the Word of God. When you build a solid foundation for your family you will then be able to endure hardships and troubles when they arise.

Every family is going to have there challenges and problems, but when you’re the Godhead of your family and built your home on “The Rock” you will prevail. Many problems in this world are caused from within the home. We need to get back to God’s original plan of building our house on “The Rock”

(Proverbs 14:1) “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”

Both parents play a key role in the success of the home, parents need to be a team. Most importantly they both need to be following God. If one parent is leading one way and the other parent is leading the other way then you have division. We know what Jesus said about division, (Matthew 12:25) Every house divided against itself will not stand”

It’s important as parents and Godheads that we are united, and don’t foolishly tear down on own home. Make Jesus the center of your home and your home shall stand on “The Rock’ with peace and love in Jesus name Amen

Spiritual Warfare

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

There is much more to this world than meets the eye, there is a spiritual world full of good and evil which drives everything. Once you understand this, you understand how powerless and vulnerable we are on our own.

But if you walk with God he will protect you and give you wisdom to avoid the traps of Satan. Think about the problems or obstacles in your life, what is the driving force behind them? The answer is Satan, we are under attack.

(1 John 5:19) “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”

The world is under Satans control, if you don’t believe me take a look around. Nation against nation, babies being legally murdered, homosexuals being legally married. This is not the Kingdom of God, this is people following Satan.

So what do we do? Return to God and put on the “Armour of God’ and stand against evil. Stop following the ways of Satan and follow Jesus.

(Ephesians 6:13) “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

The Word of God has power and can stand against anything, like a sword it cuts thru deceit of the enemy. The Wisdom you obtain will help you avoid the pitfalls of Satans traps.

Take a stand against Evil, take a stand with God. This is about life and death, this isn’t a fairy tale this is reality, you are in Spiritual Warfare whether you believe it or not.

(Romans 8:6) “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

Carnally means worldly or fleshly lusts. When will live for the world and not God it leads to your death. You can’t follow Satan and God at the same time. You need to draw the line and take a side. Live for today or live for eternity.

But you will be under attack, there is Spiritual war going on. Stand with God and you can stand against anything. Put on your Armour of God and take a stand in Jesus name Amen

We Will Serve The Lord

 But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

 

We are responsible for leading our families to God. You are called to be Spiritual Leaders for your home. The problems we see in the World today is because we have a lack of households serving The Lord. Moral breakdown in society, without God nobody has accountability for there actions. If we want to change the World we need to start in our homes, is your family serving The Lord?

(Proverbs 22:6) “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

 

If you don’t teach your children then who will? The World? Children are not born with knowledge, they don’t know right from wrong, most importantly they don’t know God. If we don’t teach our Children about God nobody will. The World has removed God from everywhere including schools. Unless you teach your Children about God and The Bible, they will never know.

(Psalms 127:3) “Children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

 

We need to understand and appreciate that Children are Gifts from God. Modern day society likes to depict Children as a burden or being a parent as a death sentence. But it’s actually the opposite. We need to be grateful for our Children and cherish them. But if we neglect them they will not flourish also. We need to teach them the Word of God and let them know they are special and loved by there Heavenly Father.

(Genesis 18:19) “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”

 

God chose Abraham to be the Father of many nations, because he knew he would teach his family about God and they would continue his legacy. When you fail to teach your Children about God and be a Spiritual Leader for your household you basically curse your blood line. Because if you Children don’t know God then there Children won’t know God either and so on. Eventually you have Generations of Godless people which bring moral decay to there nation.

(Ephesians 6:4) “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

 

Paul preached about the importance of teaching our Children in a Godly way. When we have knowledge about the Word of God it gives us wisdom we can use to raise our Children. We learn to have the love and mercy of Jesus. But also we understand how much of a blessing our Children are and treat them as blessings.  Children mimic there parents actions, so when we walk with God our children will walk with God also. In Jesus name Amen

Where is your treasure?

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21

Where is your treasure?  Is your treasure at work chasing money or at home with your family? Is your treasure in the world chasing your dreams or are you on your knees chasing Jesus?

What we make our priorities becomes our obsession. We need to be careful who or what we make our top priority because we often neglect the things that are really valuable.

Treasure– something that is very special, important, valuable

When you hear the word treasure, we often think of a case full of gold. But we need to realize what our true treasure is, the gifts that God blessed us with.

(Proverbs 31:10) “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”

I am blessed with a wonderful wife and kids. That is where my treasure is. My family is more valuable to me than anything in the world. Because they are my treasure my heart belongs to them also. I will always put my wife and kids first, and everything else second.

(Proverbs 4:23) “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

Everything you do flows from your heart. Therefor if the treasure in your heart is not pure, you will lead a corrupted life. That’s why it’s important to “Guard your heart”. It’s easy to get mislead by greed or lust. That’s why it’s important to “Treasure” the people and things in your life most, and this will keep your heart in the right direction.

(Matthew 5:8) “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

Jesus taught us the pure in heart will see God. If you heart is following worldly lusts you will not see God. Don’t let you heart be led astray by the world.  Let Jesus guide your heart, and you will not be misled.

(1 John 3:20) “For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Most importantly we need to remember we are nothing without Jesus Christ. Our hearts will continue to struggle and lead us astray, but through Jesus we are redeemed and he knows your heart. Continue to keep Jesus in your heart and your treasure be your gifts from God. Don’t be a fool to the world. In Jesus name Amen

Power of the Cross

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. I Corinthians 1:18

The cross originally designed by the Romans to be a torture device was transformed into the symbol of hope, love, and most importantly victory over death

As it says in the scripture above anyone who doesn’t understand the “Power of the Cross” is not only a fool but will perish. As Jesus said (John 14:6) “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Jesus is the only way to heaven and that way was paved by his sacrifice on the cross. Many false religions will try to downplay the crucifixion, but that’s because they know the importance of this event. The war was won on this day. As Jesus said “It is Finished! (John 19:30)

This also provided an example of how we should live our Christian lives as Jesus said in (Matthew 16:24) “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

What did Jesus me by taking up your cross? Think of what the cross entailed, the ultimate sacrifice committed by Jesus. He was willing to lay down his life for everyone even though he knew many wouldn’t ever love him back. What about the humility he displayed? He has the power to wipe out the entire Roman army with one command, but chose to lay down his life to save ours.

Satan wants you to live in fear and feel hopeless, but by Jesus Christ and the “Power of the Cross” you are and always will be victorious. Remember what Jesus said in Matthews 10:28 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Thru Jesus Christ and the Power of the Cross, you have defeated death, no matter what Satan throws your way. Carry your cross and follow him, don’t be a fool and perish. In Jesus name Amen

Your Mission

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Why did this happen to me God? How can you allow this to happen to me God? These are typical responses we lash out at God when tragedy strikes. But we need to understand we are the hands and feet of God.

If you are a Christian, then Jesus is living thru you. Therefore God should be living thru you, you should be doing the will of God.

(Romans 8:11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

 

Is this easy? Of course not, God never said it was going to be easy but if we trust in him all things are possible. How can I possibly make a difference? Let’s reflect on the story of Exodus. 400 years the Isrealites were trapped in slavery only to be freed my Moses. Did Moses do this alone? Of course not God sent the plaques, parted the Red Sea, ect. but he used Moses as his “hands and feet.

(Mark 10:27)” “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

 

Where do we begin? How do we save the world? One person at a time. Remember charity begins at home. Take care of your family, take care of your friends, take care of your neighbors, take care of your community. If every did this we wouldn’t have anymore problems.

Would there be any homeless if every family took care of each other? God has put you where you are for a purpose. Your family, your neighbors, your community, are tied to you for a reason. People travel far looking for mission trips but your mission is right where you are. Let Jesus live thru you and server your family, friends, neighbors, and community. Be a blessing to them.

(Jeremiah 29:7) Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

 

I pray that thru Jesus we are able to save and serve our families, friends, neighbors, enemies, community in Jesus name Amen