Category Archives: Life

Deny Yourself

And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Luke 9:23

When we look at Christianity today, it has become the exact opposite of what Jesus taught. Preachers have not become more like “self help” salesmen rather than ministers of God. Everyone is looking for “ their best life now”, looking for prosperity and fame.

Jesus is telling us to “Get over ourselves”, stop worrying or pursing the things of this world. Give up the lust for the things of this world and pursue righteousness with God. This is obviously hard for many to do as we are carnally minded. But until we “Deny Ourselves” we can’t become a true Christian

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. Luke 9:24

Jesus even goes one step further, if you continue to live carnally minded for the world, you will lose your life. The only way to gain eternal life, is to be crucified with Christ. Most people when they see the cross, they only see Christ on their. However we must all become crucified and resurrected to be “Born Again”

If you want eternal life, you must lose this carnal life first. You can’t live in the flesh and expect to walk in The Spirit.  Take up your cross daily, humble yourself, be willing to suffer for the Kingdom of God is at hand in Jesus Name Amen!

Message Of The Cross

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

As we looked back on the life of Billy Graham, one reason his ministry was so effective was because he kept it simple. He preached the message of the cross! This is the place we should all start when preaching the gospel, because without repentance there can’t be any transformation.

In todays world, I believe many modern preachers have abandoned this message to combat the Atheist movement. Instead of us talking about the cross and what Jesus did for all humanity, we talk about fossil records and aging measuring techniques. Don’t get me wrong, I love apologetics , however sometimes it feels like we get tied into endless arguments and never talk about Jesus Christ.

But you say “the message of the cross is foolishness” to all the Atheists, Muslims, Hindu’s, and everyone else that rejected Christ. Yeah that’s precisely the point, we can chase our tails to try and appease non believers, or we can just give them the gospel straight and leave it up to them to decide.

Whether the Earth is old or new, flat or round, doesn’t really matter in the final moments of life. The real moment that matters is did you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, did you repent of your sins?  Is the message of the cross foolish to you or is it the love and power of God 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

Is There Evidence for God?

Is there Evidence for God?

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20

One of the common questions, is there evidence for God? God actually addresses this issue in The Bible, he tells us there is evidence of his existence all around us, the Earth, the heavens, animals, ect. He even goes as far as to tell us we are without excuse to not be believe in him. So the question would be if you don’t believe in God, then where did you and everything else come from?

Jesus is the image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15), if we really know about God, we should look no further than Jesus. He is God in the Flesh ( John 1:14) and has been here since the beginning of creation ( Revelation 1:8). So if we really want to know about Gods existence, we should learn from Jesus Christ.

And the final piece of evidence is You!  God made you in his image (Genesis 1:26) So if you truly want to know what God looks like, look in the mirror. We were made for a special purpose to reflect Gods glory and serve him

So is there evidence for God ? Absolutely , the evidence is you  and everything that is around you. Including our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is the living God in the flesh. As God said there is so much evidence we are without excuse!

Amazing Faith

So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. Luke 7:6-7

What can we learn from the centurion? Here he is being honest with Jesus, he knows Jesus can heal his servant but doesn’t feel worthy to even approach Jesus. Do we feel like the centurion or do we feel like God owes us?

What we do learn is that we should have faith and know that God can do all things, but we should also be humble and not expect that its his will to do as we request.

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” Luke 7:9

A centurion is a commander of the Roman army, he had great power and authority just as he expressed to Jesus. But he also showed that he believed Jesus has greater power and authority than him.

So when Jesus heard that faith coming from a centurion, he was amazed. Herse a man whose job is to enslave the Jews, but this man recognizes that Jesus is the Messiah.

Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well. Luke 7:10

The centurion knew that Jesus didn’t need to even see his servant to heal him, and he was correct. Do we understand this also? We can pray for others and don’t have to be with them for them to be healed. God is everywhere, the Holy Spirit lives inside us all, amaze Jesus with your faith also Amen

Crown of Life

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

There is a war going on right now for your soul, Jesus wants to save it and Satan wants to destroy it. The question is will you persevere under trial? Is your faith strong enough to stand against the schemes of Satan? Or will you continue to fall for his traps of seduction?  Your prize is the crown of life.

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. James 1:13-14

When we fall for sin who do we blame? Do we blame God for our sins? It’s time to take accountability for yourself. Stop blaming God for your failures and downfalls. You have the power thru Jesus Christ to overcome the world, it’s time to stand up and use it

Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. James 15-16

Our imaginations become breeding grounds for sin, if we let our imaginations get the best of us, sin will get the best of us. This is why we need to renew our minds, and set our minds on things from above and not the things of this world. What you think is what you are. What thoughts is your mind full of today?

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. James 1:17-18

There is only one living God, the creator of the heavens and Earth, and your creator. Everything that you have been blessed with in this world, he blessed you with. He has giving us life and he has giving us grace thru Jesus Christ.

Be strong in the Lord, stand the test of sin today and you will inherit the Crown of Life in Jesus Name Amen


We Are The Clay

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8


Assisted suicide is legal in 9 countries and 5 states in America. Brittany Maynard, an advocate for “Dying with Dignity” wrote about her decision to use Assisted Suicide when she learned she had a brain tumor.  She said “ I do not want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms.”

I sympathize with her and her family but have total control over your life is not realistic. Even if you don’t believe in God, you should know we can’t do everything on our own terms. When we put our trust in God, we develop the peace and understanding to hand things over to God, and let go of the control.

(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.”

She goes on to say “I would not tell anyone else that he or she should choose death with dignity. My question is: Who has the right to tell me that I don’t deserve this choice? That I deserve to suffer for weeks or months in tremendous amounts of physical and emotional pain? Why should anyone have the right to make that choice for me?”

Who has the right to tell us not to kill ourselves? God is the answer. Before we were even born God hand picked up to fulfill a destiny, do we know more than our creator? Is the clay greater than the potter? How can we fulfill Gods will if we cut our lives short? How can we expect God to create a miracle if we don’t allow him time or the circumstance to perform it?

(John 14:7) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

And then she said “Having this choice at the end of my life has become incredibly important. It has given me a sense of peace during a tumultuous time that otherwise would be dominated by fear, uncertainty and pain

What she really was looking for during this ordeal was peace. Jesus is the only one who can give us that peace, perhaps if she knew him, it could have changed her mind?  When you don’t have the peace of Christ, it also leads to fear and uncertainty. Be strong and courageous for the Lord is with us and won’t forsake us.

(Romans 14:8) “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s”


November 3rd 2014 Brittney Maynard ended her life thru assistant suicide. Her last quote was “”It is people who pause to appreciate life and give thanks who are happiest. If we change our thoughts, we change our world! Love and peace to you all,” she said

I know this was a tough situation for her and the family, however I still believe we need to leave our lives in Gods hands. Let thy will be done, not our will. Could have God delivered her from this cancer? We will never know. Life is a gift from God, we need to learn to savor every moment. There is a higher purpose and deeper meaning to life then we know, there we are the clay and God is the potter, let him mold us as he sees fit, in Jesus name Amen

God of the Living

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Matthew 22:32

The world is obsessed with death, look at the popular TV shows and movies, for example “The Walking Dead” ect. But these people are blind to the fact there is nothing glamorous or humorous about death. Death is permanent, eternal, and most important death does not come from God.

God is God of the living not the dead. Those who glorify death or wish for death are not Godly, therefor Satanic.  Remember God’s original design was for us to be immortal, if you don’t wish for this life then why should you keep it?

 (Genesis 3:4) “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:”

When people pass away most will quickly blame God, but they don’t understand death was never part of God’s plan. Death actually comes from Satan and for those who want to follow him that is where there life will end.

Satan lied to Eve and convinced her to eat from the “Forbidden Fruit”, how many people are still listening to his deceit and eating from his fruit? Because of this we are all cursed with Death, passed down the bloodline thru Adam and Eve.

(Romans 8:2) “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

By the curse of Adam and Eve we inherited the law of death but thru Jesus Christ we are redeemed. God will never forsake us that is why he sent Jesus to deliver us and establish his new covenant of life.

Satan will always try to make death seem romantic like Romeo and Juliet or Twilight, but the reality is death is not only permanent but is the separation of God. In Heaven there is no death because God is of the living, death

Law of Life

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2
Theres two different laws can you be following, Law of Death or Law of Life. There is no escape from this choice; question is which Law will you follow?
Once you understand these laws, then you understand the importance of our Lord Jesus Christ. For without Jesus Christ you will for short of the Glory of God.
(Romans 3:23) “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
There will be fools who will say I don’t need Jesus. But those fools will perish for we can only be worthy of the Kingdom of God thru the salvation of the blood of Jesus Christ. We are all sinners, born to sin. This is the curse put on us by the choice made by Adam and Eve. If you choose on Judgment day to stand before God without Jesus as your Lord and Savior you will fail. Because your sins have not been forgiven and your heart and mind have not been renewed.
(Revelations 5:4) “And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.”
On Judgment day no one was found worthy to open the Book of Life, except our Savior Jesus Christ. See we need to understand we can’t live without Jesus. We are not worthy to stand before God due to our sins, because sins are not holy and don’t come from God.
But there’s great news, Jesus paid the price for us all. He was the Lamb that was slain to be your sacrifice for your sins. You are redeemed thru Jesus Christ.
(2 Corinthians 5:21) “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Jesus the only one to walk this Earth and never sin, took our sins, and redeemed us by his sacrifice on the Cross. We are not righteous thru Jesus Christ. He is the hope to the hopeless.
How can you not love our Lord Jesus Christ? He gave up his life for you, so you can have life forever. Follow him and you are now victorious over the Law of Sin and Death. In Jesus Name Amen

Live with Meaning

For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 1 Peter 1:24
How long do you have to live? Might sound like a morbid question but its reality Most of us go about our daily lives pretending death doesn’t exist or we have endless amounts of time. That’s why it’s important to use your time wisely. Don’t waste your life chasing after money or possessions because as the scripture says they will all fade away. Make every day count; make time for your family.
(1 John 2:17) “The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
But there is hope for all of us thru Jesus Christ. He is the only way to eternal life. Everything else in this world will fade away. Satan wants you to waste your time on Earth with worldly pleasures, but your time is valuable. Everything you do you will be held accountable for. How are you spending your days here on Earth? When you pass away what would everyone say about your legacy?
(Proverbs 22:1) “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
What is your legacy? What would your family or children say about you? We all know someone who you can’t think of anything bad to say about them, that’s the person we should strive to be. A good name, when people say your name do they think respectable, loving, caring, giving, ect. This is far more valuable than any money or possessions could buy. How do we achieve this, follow Jesus.
(2 Corinthians 5:22) “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Jesus was the only human to walk this Earth that had no sin. Even those who don’t believe Jesus is the Messiah can’t bring a valid claim against him. He showed us how to live and though him we can live forever.
Live your life on this Earth with meaning, follow Jesus to eternal life. Don’t waste your time following temporary pleasures of this world. Create your legacy starting today thru Jesus Christ Amen.