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Rebuke Evil

Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,saying, “What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are– the Holy One of God!” Mark 1:23-24

Jesus entered the synagogue (Jewish place of worship) and there was a man possessed with a demons. Make note of this, we don’t usually think of demons being active in holy places such as churches, however as we see, demons are everywhere!

However the demons immediately recognize who Jesus is, “The Holy One of God” and they trembled as they said “Have you come to destroy us?” Even these demons recognizes the power and position of our Lord Jesus Christ, do you understand who Jesus is?

And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!”  Throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit cried out with a loud voice and came out of him. Mark 1:25-26

Jesus had no fear of these demons or their evil and rebuked them immediately. And at his command they were cast out, understand the power that we poses through Jesus Christ. As you walk through the valley of death, we can Fear No Evil (Psalm 23)because we are victorious through Jesus Christ!

Whatever evil Satan and his demons are tormenting you with today, don’t fear them, REBUKE them in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen!

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Good Fruit

“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. John 15:2
Your faith is like a tree, the word of God is like a seed, when you accept Gods word for truth and learn and grow from it, you grow stronger in your faith.

Jesus said we would know false prophets “By their fruits” (Matthew 7:16) if we don’t produce “Good fruit” then eventually God will cut us off (John 15:2), so what is Good Fruit? Lets look at the Fruits of The Holy Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galations 5:22-23)
If your actions don’t match those qualities of the ones above, then your actions are not from God but from the flesh. Its important we remain lead by The Holy Spirit and not by our own flesh.

Second God says “We will be pruned so we can bear more fruit “ (John 15:2) Some might wonder as a Christian, why would God allow you to suffer? Sometimes our pain and suffering is to prepare us and grow us “Good Fruit”

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. (James 1:2-3)

Don’t be misled by the fake “American” “Prosperity” Gospel, for anyone who loves this world and things of it, God is not in them (1 John 2:15) As a Christian there will be trials and tribulation, but know in the end we have the ultimate victory by the Blood of Christ in Jesus Name Amen!

Camel or Rope

Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Luke 18:25

Is this scripture supposed to have camel or rope in it? As Gentiles when we first look at this scripture it doesn’t appear to make sense and there is an assumption that the scripture has been mistranslated. However when we dive deeper into this passage we find that it makes perfect sense. Let’s examine this scripture further.

There are some who proclaim that this scripture is proof that the New Testament was written in Aramaic and not Greek. This is because the word “Gamia” mean both camel and rope in Aramaic.

However the same mistake could be made in Greek as the word “Kamilon” mean thick rope and “Kamelon” means camel. Therefore it debunks the premise that this scripture must have been written in Aramaic. There is overwhelming evidence that the New Testament was written originally in Greek

So how does the word “Camel” make sense here?  There is an ancient Jewish Proverb that says “Elephant pass through the eye of a needle”  http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/ajp/ajp13.htm.

This analogy is used many times throughout Jewish Proverbs . So since Jesus was a Jew speaking to a Jewish audience it would make sense for him to reference this well known proverb. It would also make sense he would change elephant with camel because a camel was the largest animal known in that region Jesus was teaching.

Its clear, Jesus message is unless we clean our hearts and minds, from greed, envy, selfishness, idolatry. Unless we become “born again” we will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. And we can take confidence knowing that your Bible is the true Word of God and will never change in Jesus Name Amen

Raised Up

The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. Deuteronomy 18:15

Who was Moses foretelling about to the Jewish people? Moses was prophesying about Jesus being the Messiah. Jesus , the son of God, born in Bethlehem to the line of David. Even though the Messiah walked among them, they didn’t recognize him (John 1:10)

As God commanded through Moses, we must listen to Jesus, because he was the chosen Messiah. As Jesus said if you love him, you would keep his commandments (John 14:15) When you reject Jesus, you are rejecting God your Father. You are rejecting the only hope you have for redemption. Because Jesus is I am the way and the truth and the life, No one comes to the Father (God) except through me (Jesus) (John 14:6)

God gave us another clue, the successor to Moses was none other than Joshua which is the English translation of the name Jesus or Yeshua. A clear sign from God that his sons name is Yeshua (Jesus). The prophet Stephen also confirmed this revelation in the book of Acts (Acts 7:37)

Joshua led the Israelites to the Promise Land just as Jesus will lead us to the Kingdom of God, he was raised up King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Every knee will bow as he is worthy to be praised in Jesus Name Amen

Find Jesus

I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full. Proverbs 8:20-21

Jesus is the Truth, Life, and The Way nobody comes to The Father without going through him. He came to make the crooked paths straight, to give hope to the hopeless. If you love him you will keep his commandments and inherit eternal life.

The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be. Proverbs 8:22-23

Jesus is the image of the invisible God , the firstborn over all creation. In the beginning was The Word, who is the beginning and the end

Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. Proverbs 8:34

Jesus opened the eyes of the blind, he is the gatekeeper. Knock on the door and he will answer. But narrow is the way to righteousness. For many are called but few are chosen

For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD. Proverbs 8:35

Anyone who calls upon the name of Jesus, shall be saved. He is the living water, the bread of life. Follow him and thirst and hunger no more. For Jesus is Gods son, in whom he is well pleased. Believe in him and receive favor in Jesus Name Amen

The Vine Part 2

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5

Jesus teaches us the oneness we have with him, I think the word “adbideth” is interesting here. When you look up the meaning for that word it states “the archaic third person singular present tense suffix” sounds like the description of the Trinity.

So when we stay faithful to God and follow his will, the Holy Spirit abides in us and helps us to create good fruit. Without the power of God, we can do nothing !

If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. John 15:6

Jesus teaches us another revelation of hell, and he says anyone that doesn’t bear good fruit is cast into the fire. When we seek to do our own will, we live a destructive life, therefor our lives become meaningless full of sin and selfishness

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7

When we are fully connected to God through the Holy Spirit and follow his words, we will produce “good fruit” (Galatians 5:22-23) And when we seek to do the will of God, he will bless us. For it pleases The Father to give to his children

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. John 15:8

When we bear “good fruit” it glories God and we truly become disciples of Christ. The key is to stay connected to God  through the Vine of Jesus Christ Amen

Gods Plan for You

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

Somedays you wonder, what is my purpose, what is my destiny? But God has a plan for you. He has not forgotten or ignored you. Timing is everything, we need to learn to follow Gods timeline and not our own.

When we make our own plans for our life, we don’t fulfill our destiny. What we might think is our best, might only be a fraction of what God has in store for you.

(Isaiah 55:8) “”For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.”

Many times we believe what God is thinking or we know what’s best for us. But we can’t imagine or comprehend what God’s plans are for us.

Take Moses for example, spent the past 40 years in the wilderness now God called him to go back to Egypt and lead the Israelites. Do you think Moses ever thought he would go back to Egypt? Or become a great prophet for a nation he used to enslave?

(Proverbs 3:5) “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”

Our biggest problem is we try to use our own logic and not trust God. Man can’t comprehend how God created the Heavens and The Earth so man created up the Big Bang Theory. Man can’t comprehend that God is the creator of life so they created Evolution. Why do we do this?

Because it make us feel like we’re still in control when we make up our own logic. The reality is were not in control, God is in complete control, lean not on your own understanding.

(Romans 8:28) “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Key words here at “According to his Purpose” Sometimes we believe were doing Gods will, but were only pleasing ourselves. How can we know what his will is then? God will open the doors to where you’re supposed to go. If you have to break down a door to reach your destiny, it probably wasn’t meant to be.

God never said it was going to be an easy path either, you must remember you will be tested, you will be tempted to quit, but remember “all things work together for good” just follow God and his plans for you. In Jesus name Amen