Category Archives: Hope

Into The Pit

Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions’ den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you.” Daniel 6:16

Usually when we think about the story of Daniel and The Lions Den , we think about it literally. However what if we thought about it symbolically relating to ourselves. I’m sure there has been a time in your life, when you were thrown into the pit of despair (lions den) surrounded by demons (lions) who were looking to torment and devour you

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

The apostle Peter describes Satan and his demons as lions looking to devour us. So think of yourself as a symbolic Daniel under attack by Satan himself. Was it fair or just for Daniel to be thrown into the lions den? No, however notice how Daniel reacted, with pure faith and peace that God would deliver him, even though from most peoples point of view, he was about to be ripped apart

“My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths and they have not harmed me, inasmuch as I was found innocent before Him; and also toward you, O king, I have committed no crime.” Daniel 6:22

God has sent a deliver to protect and redeem Daniel. God has sent Jesus to deliver and redeem you. Even when you are down in the pit of despair, trust in Jesus, because demons tremble at the sound of his name Amen!

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Faith, Hope, and Love

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Our Lord Jesus gives us many things, three of these things are faith, hope, and love. These three gifts can be anchors when we are caught in the storm. There are many things that people can take away from you, but they cant take your faith, hope and love when your rooted into the word of God

Faith- complete trust or confidence in someone or something

Do you have faith? Can you truly trust someone with your heart? God demonstrated to us that we can have complete faith and trust in him, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:8) Even though we were still sinners God not only forgave us but sent his only begotten Son to give us eternal life (John 3:16)

Hope- a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain something to happen

Do you have any hope? When we put our hope in God, it’s not an empty hope but an expected hope because God never breaks his promises (Numbers 23:19) When God makes a covenant its forever, because God does not change (Malachi 3:6)

(Agape) Love- selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional love

When we think of love, we don’t normally think as deeply as sacrificial. But this is the love God demonstrated us from the cross. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son (John 3:16) How could our Creator show us deeper love than this?

So be strong in The Lord knowing that you have the faith, hope, and love of your Heavenly Father that no one can take away from you in Jesus Name Amen

Happy New Year 2017

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

2017 is a new year, full of new beginnings and new hope. Whatever trials or suffering you endured over the past year , go into the new year knowing this “Gods mercy is New Every morning”. You can go into the new year with joy, peace and victory knowing this principle that God did not leave or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6) But he is still with you giving you a New start with his everlasting love

Its time to put on the new self, which is renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator (Colossians 3:10) Now that you know God has granted you grace and mercy by the blood of Jesus Christ, its time to start New. Its time to put away your old self , full of sin and despair, and its time to live in victory for your Heavenly Father.  But you must make the change, Gods mercy is new every morning but you must be new also.

Set your mind on things above and not on earthly things (Colossians 3:2) You can’t expect a new beginning if you don’t change. Stop living for the flesh, which is temporary, and live for God which is eternal. Start this year off with a New Self and a New Beginning. Accept Christ as your Lord and Savior because his Mercy is new every morning in Jesus Name Amen

Our Savior

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

God has a plan for the world and his name is Jesus. Since the beginning we have all fallen short to the glory of God, we have all become sinners. And the wages of sin equal death, however because God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son to save the world from our sins.

His Hebrew name is Yeshua which means “Salvation of Yahweh) which means God saved us through his son Jesus, who became the sacrificial Lamb to take the punishment for your sins. Through the birth of Jesus Christ, we can have hope and victory, because he has overcome the world

As we celebrate this Christmas Season let’s focus on the reason.  Its not about the presents and cookies, it about the lowly baby in the manger who is the King of the World, our Lord and Savior who is the manifestation of God in the flesh. Holy is his name, he is worthy to be  praised in Jesus Name Amen

King of Kings

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

Hope In Jesus

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Can we truly live with no hope? If you don’t have hope in Jesus, where does your hope come from? Hope is the anchor for the soul (Hebrews 6:19) When things start looking dark we can renew our strength in the hope and promises of Jesus Christ, who has already overcome the world (John 16:33)

Come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28) These are the word of Jesus Christ, who is our Sabbath, he gives us peace and rest during the storms of life. Are you weary and burdened? Come to Jesus and let him refresh your soul with his grace, mercy and truth

Not only will you be renewed but you will soar on wings like eagles, Why? Because nothing can separate us from the love of God ( Romans 8:38) On the cross Jesus has defeated every force of evil, IT IS FINISHED Because of this victory in Christ, we will walk and not be faint! We are victorious in Jesus Name Amen

Power in Forgiveness

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14

Are you still holding on to the pain of past mistakes done to you? Did someone hurt you and your struggling to move on? Jesus taught us that there is power in Forgiveness, instead of holding on to your pain that’s making you a prisoner, release it to God and let the judgement be his (Matthew 7:1)

Is forgiveness easy? No but when we cast our cares to God (1 Peter 5:7), he will renew our strength (Isaiah 40:31) Don’t allow your past hold you down from your future. Jesus said if we can’t forgive others than we can’t be forgiven either (Matthew 6:15) remember even when we were sinners Christ died for us and forgave us for our sins (Romans 5:8)

Remember Jesus who was beaten and nailed to a cross, instead of showing hatred towards others he said “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:24) If Christ can forgive the world, you can forgive your enemies. Remember Jesus said to Love your enemies for even the pagan love their own family. (Matthew 5)

Don’t allow others to hold your prisoner, the Son has set your free (John 8:36) At the cross all the chains have been broken, you can overcome the world because Christ has already overcame it (John 16:33) in Jesus Name Amen

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Seed of Faith

It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” Luke 13:19

If we could see your faith, would it be a strong tree with deep roots? Or would it be a flower withering away under the sun? The Word of God is the seed (Luke 8:11) And when we truly hear Gods word and listen, its takes root into our hearts and our faith begins to grow

Rooted and build up in Jesus , strengthened in the faith as we were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:7)

Jesus taught us about several scenarios when people hear the Word of God : Satan is always trying to distract us and remove the seed before it takes root (Matthew 13:4)

 

  1. Some people accept the Word of God but as soon as a trial comes along their faith falls apart because they don’t have deep roots (Matthew 13:5-6)
  2. Other people lose their faith because of the negative influences around them become stumbling blocks (Matthew 13:7)
  3. Others produce deep roots and grow strong faith in God and live a fruitful life (Matthew 13:8)

So which are you? Is your faith in God deep enough to withstand trials? Or does your faith wither?

For the grass whithers and the flowers fall, but the Word of God endures forever (Isaiah 40:80 in Jesus Name Amen

Faith, Hope, and Love

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Our Lord Jesus gives us many things, three of these things are faith, hope, and love. These three gifts can be anchors when we are caught in the storm. There are many things that people can take away from you, but they cant take your faith, hope and love when your rooted into the word of God

Faith- complete trust or confidence in someone or something

Do you have faith? Can you truly trust someone with your heart? God demonstrated to us that we can have complete faith and trust in him, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:8) Even though we were still sinners God not only forgave us but sent his only begotten Son to give us eternal life (John 3:16)

Hope- a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain something to happen

Do you have any hope? When we put our hope in God, it’s not an empty hope but an expected hope because God never breaks his promises (Numbers 23:19) When God makes a covenant its forever, because God does not change (Malachi 3:6)

(Agape) Love- selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional love

When we think of love, we don’t normally think as deeply as sacrificial. But this is the love God demonstrated us from the cross. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son (John 3:16) How could our Creator show us deeper love than this?

So be strong in The Lord knowing that you have the faith, hope, and love of your Heavenly Father that no one can take away from you in Jesus Name Amen

Eternal Citizenship

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ Philippians 3:20

Where is your eternal citizenship going to be? You may say your currently a citizen of this world, but we know this world is temporary and will eventually pass away. (1 John 2:17) Therefor we must prepare for our eternal home, which is with Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:1)

Many don’t want to think about death , but it is an enemy and reality for us all. But because of Jesus grace and mercy at the cross, he has defeated the last enemy which is death (1 Corinthians 15:26)

Jesus told us in Gods house (Heaven) there are many rooms and he has prepared a place for us (John 14:2) So are you going to be dwelling in the House of The Lord for eternity?  Wouldn’t it give you peace of mind knowing your future has victory and eternal citizenship?

There is only one place to get this peace, and its through The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9:6) For his peace he gives to us, not as the world gives it (John 14:27) Meaning when God makes a promise, he keeps his promise, not as the world deceives us

So are you going to be a Citizen of Heaven? Everyone who calls upon the name of Jesus , shall be saved (Romans 10:13), accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and have your name written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15) Rejoice for your name will be recorded in Heaven (Luke 10:20) in Jesus Name Amen