Receive Mercy

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7

Do you need Gods mercy? We live in a world that is very unforgiving. Everyone loves you when you don’t screw up, but once you make a few mistakes, you find out how forgiving someone truly is. The original Greek word for “Mercy” is “Eleos” meaning compassion or pity.

The greatest display of mercy on humanity was at the cross. Even though Jesus was beaten, mocked, and spit on. Before he took one of his last breaths, he said “Father forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34) Because of our sin, we put Jesus on that cross to take the wages of our sins.

Jesus had every right to be angry and judgmental with us. If he refused to lay down his life for us, nobody would have blamed him. But Jesus showed us “Mercy” , “Compassion” , and “ Pity” on all of us. The question is do you accept the Grace from God? Or do you simply ignore the “Mercy” that God has displayed for you at the cross?

Jesus said if you don’t forgive or have mercy on others, then God wont forgive or have mercy on you (Matthew 6:15) As humans its in our nature to seek revenge, or strike war against our enemies. But we must realize the war has already been won for us at the cross Amen!

Satisfied

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6

Do you hunger for righteousness? When we looked around the world today, sometimes it’s hard to even get out of bed. We live in a generation where lawlessness and disobedience has become a way of life. Daily cops are being targeted with violence, our president, whether you like him or not, is daily being threatened with violence or verbally assaulted by the general population, Hollywood has shoved immorality down our throats as an influence with violence and sexual perversion.

Paul talked about this generation:

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 2 Timothy 3:1-5

But God is Just (2 Thessalonians 1:6) and one day righteousness will reign again. One day everyone one of us, whether you’re an Atheist or a Christian, will give an account of yourself to God (Romans 14:12) Every word that you speak or action that you take, will be brought before God. Its only by the blood of Jesus Christ that you can be redeemed for your sins.

“He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:7-8

Through Jesus Christ will can overcome this world and inherit eternal life, but all those who continue to live in lawlessness and immorality will inherit the “Second Death” which is eternal annihilation and separation from God. The righteous will be satisfied with Peace and Justice in Jesus Name Amen

 

Happy Mothers Day!

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:28

What does Mother’s Day mean to you? This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day, where would the world be without Mothers? Let’s be honest human race would cease to exist without Mothers, that’s why it’s important to honor them. They are the center of every family.

I would to start by honoring my wife, Heidi, who is the greatest mother to our children. We are so blessed to have her as the center of our family. Her love, compassion, and commitment has a true impact on all of us. I will admit, our two boys are “Mamma’s boys” and for good reason. Heidi dedicates and sacrifices everything she has to ensure our family is “running smooth”. I can’t say enough how much we love and appreciate her.

I would also like to honor my mother, Patricia, the woman who gave me life. Growing up I know I wasn’t always the most easy and cooperative child, however even during my rebellious days, my mother always accepted me. My mother was one of the only people who understood and appreciated my artistic side with my poetry and writings. My mother was always very loving and understanding, and I appreciate that, especially being a parent of my own today.

Another great mother, is my mother-in-law, Debra. She watches our children and means the world to them. She is a big part of our family, I know she had a great impact on Heidi becoming the great mother that she is today!

So this Mother Day weekend, honor your mother, as it tells us in the Bible. Let your mother know you love them and appreciate them. God bless all your mothers out there and I pray for your peace , love, and joy today in Jesus Name Amen

Blessed Are The Meek

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth Matthew 5:5

The world tells us only the strong will survive, but Jesus tells us a different story. Only the meek will inherit the Earth. Think about it we live in a world where nations and groups try to dominate and control the Earth by violence and force. But in the end, all their blood shed will be pointless, as the meek and righteous will reign with the King of Kings in Gods Kingdom.

Often when we think of the word “meek” we think of weakness or defeated. But the Biblical meaning of “Meek” comes from the orginal Greek word “Praus” which means to be “Humble” “Under Control” “Gentle in Spirit”. When we you see the true descriptions of “Praus” or “Meek” you see the qualities of Christ. The Mighty King of Kings, Son of God, who humbled himself to lay down his life and fulfill his mission of salvation.

So we should strive to be “Meek”, to be obedient to God, to be humble even when we are blessed, to be under control and not a “loose cannon”. The world will “meekness” sound like weakness but to be meek is exactly what we should strive for.

So the question is , are you meek? Do you humble yourself before others or let your ego get the best of you? Do you have self control or do you react before thinking? Are you obedient to God or do you live on your own terms? Strive to be more like Christ and you will inherit the Earth in Jesus Name Amen

 

This Is The Day!

This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

This is the day in which I was made because today is my birthday! Usually I refrain from talking about myself but I wanted to take this opportunity to be thankful for life. Life is an amazing thing, it can’t be reproduced or replicated. The fact that we can experience the sun shining on our face, the air going into our lungs, the wind going through our hair, it’s a blessing to be part of God’s creation!

I’m so thankful for all the blessings in my life!  Thankful for my wife and children, Thankful for my family, Thankful for God who supplies all our needs , even when we didn’t see a way! Thankful for our Lord Jesus Christ who gives me hope and victory for the future!

The world is going to tell you, you are not blessed. The world tells you , you need this and that to be happy. The world tells you , you need to be skinnier or fatter, you need to be taller or shorter, you need to be richer or poorer, you need to be blacker or whiter.  The truth is happiness is found by recognizing you are already blessed! This is the Day!

Many people will scoff at this ,they probably feel I should be angry and miserable like they are, but I have the peace of God within me because of Jesus Christ. You can’t buy or manufacturer peace. It can only be acquired when you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior. Then you realize you are redeemed, you are set free! Have a blessed day everyone, This is The Day in Jesus Name Amen

Those Who Mourn

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted Matthew 5:4

Are you mourning today for the loss of a loved one? Most likely your answer is Yes, pretty much everybody has lost someone they love. Why do we face this? Because we are all under the curse of Adam which consequently leads to our physical death. (Genesis 3:17)

But Jesus teaches us that one day our mourning will be turned into comfort. One day all our loved ones will be resurrected again and those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior will live forever in an eternal paradise with no more mourning, pain, or death.

This is the glorious Day of The Lord we as Christians wait for. The promises from our God and Creator that one day there will be ultimate victory from evil. This why Christ is so important, he completes Gods redemption plan for humanity and paves the way for our salvation.

This message given to us by Jesus, the Son of God, should give you hope and strength to keep pressing on. When it seems like every day is just pain and suffering, know that one day there will come an end. One day we will have the victory and stand in peace with our God and our loved ones.

God didn’t create you to live in eternal mourning, he created us to live free and comforted in his Kingdom. If you don’t want to be part of it, its your choice. But I choose eternal joy over temporary sorrow, I choose Christ as my Lord and Savior in Jesus Name Amen