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Faith Is Hope

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

The original Greek word used for hope is elpida which means expectation and trust. So when we say to hope for we mean to expect Gods deliverance. Most people when they think of hope, they believe its false hope or throwing a penny in the wishing well. But we must have confidence in our faith.

Jesus said “Blessed are those who have not seen yet still believed” When you put your trust and hope in God, you will be blessed

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Hebrews 11:3

God spoke the Heaven and Earth into existence, he formed us in the womb. Many will say that is not enough for me. Even though the signs of an intelligent designer are clearly present in all things, most won’t have faith. For we walk by faith and not by sight, it’s important to understand this principle.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6

Imagine raising your children and they deny everything you tell them. That’s what it feels like to God when we deny his existence and his Word. He has giving us everything including sacrificing his only begotten Son Jesus to save us. God measures your heart, if you go to him with a false heart he knows. You must take that leap of faith and trust in God.

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. Hebrews 11:7

Noah trusted in God, even though everyone mocked and laughed at him. Because Noah trusted in God he not only saved his family but the entire human race. Many today still mock this event, but there is actually lots of scientific evidence that supports The Flood was an actual historic event.

What level is your faith at today? Are you confident that God will deliver or are you hopeless? Jesus said anyone with faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains, do you have a mountain you need moved today?

Happy Birthday Evan

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be  Psalms 139: 13-16

As we celebrate another birthday for Evan, we reflect on how blessed we are to have him and how much a blessing children are.

I’ll never forget the day he was born, it was a long and tough labor, but Heidi is a warrior and pushed thru it. (no pun intended lol) But you realize how delicate and precious life is.  We should never take any day for granted, every day is a gift from God! The same with every child is a gift from God!

When having a second child you wonder can I possibly love each the same? The answer is YES! It’s incredible experience seeing the different personalities and likes of our children. But you love them both the same with all your heart and soul. The amount of love and joy you get with children is so overwhelming in a good way, its hard to explain.

I feel so blessed to be Evans father, to be celebrating another year of life with him, to have our wonderful family. These are the true riches of this Earth, not money or prestige but family and love. Anyone who says otherwise truly has never felt real love before I pray for another year of prosperity and blessings for Evan and our family in Jesus Name Amen

Parable of The Laborers in the Vineyard

For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. Matthew 20:1

Jesus is looking for disciples, the problem is he’s looking for disciples who are willing to deny themselves, carry there cross, and follow him. Today Christianity is anything but that, everyone wants to glorify themselves in the name of God. This is false religion and not true gospel of Christ.

So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. Matthew 20:8

The day will come when we will be rewarded by our Master, Jesus Christ, for our works. Remember Faith without works is dead. As it tells us in the Bible “Those who don’t work, don’t eat”(2 Thessalonians 3:10)

Heaven isn’t a welfare system, if you refuse to work for God then why should you inherit his Kingdom? Everyone has been born with and blessed with specific talents and skills, use them to Glorify God.

But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. Matthew 20:10

We all have received blessings from God, if your alive then your blessed. Problem is we compare our blessings to each other’s. Stop wanting what you don’t have, remember being a disciple is about discipline and sacrifice. God will reward you in due time if its his will.

Learn to be thankful and appreciate the gifts God has already giving you. As Paul said “I learned to be content in all circumstances” When you understand this, you receive the peace knowing whatever Gods will is , it is good enough for you”Because God knows you and cares for you!

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. Matthew 20:15-16

Why shall the last be first and the first be last? Because Jesus told us to deny ourselves, carry our cross, and follow him. It’s not about us and our agendas, it’s about serving others and preparing for Gods Kingdom

This is why many are called but few are chosen, many want to follow Jesus but don’t want to do the work, the discipline, and obedience it takes. Are you ready to answer Gods calling in Jesus Name Amen

There Will Be A Day

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelations 21:4

The promise that Jesus delivered us that we hold on to, during hard times and suffering we know there will be a day when death and pain are no more. The corrupted world has passed away and God has restored paradise once again.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. Revelations 21:5

Jesus is our King and he is sitting on the throne right now. All nations and governments rest on his shoulders, he will rule with a rod of iron. Gods Kingdom will once again be restored thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ who lowered himself below the angels to redeem us for our sins

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. Revelations 21:6

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word is Jesus Christ, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus was here before Creation and he will be here to restore Creation. He makes a things new, get ready paradise is coming back.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelations 21:7-8

Accept Jesus are your Lord and Savior and live forever in Gods Kingdom, no more death, no more pain, no more evil. But those who deny or oppose Jesus have no future.

Jesus is the Truth , Life , and The Way nobody comes to God except thru him. Give your life to him today and inherit eternal life in Gods Kingdom in Jesus Name Amen

Weapons of Warfare

But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh 2 Corinthians 10:2-3

We are all in a war right now, its not just a war of the flesh but a Spiritual War. While Jesus came to save your soul, Satan wants to destroy your soul. There are greater forces for and against us that we can’t possibly understand. But if you stand with the Word of God, you accept the Blood of Jesus Christ, you will not be defeated.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds 2 Corinthians 10:4

What are our “Weapons of Warfare” that God has equipped us with to defeat Satan?

  • The Blood of Christ
  • Continual Prayer
  • The Word of God
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Love of God
  • The Church

These are our Weapons, the question is are you using them? Or are you going defenseless in a dark world? That’s like a sheep going to the slaughter.

Jesus is sitting on the throne, he is sitting at the right hand of God. There is no power in this world that is greater. He has already overcome and defeated the world. Thru Christ living in you , you can overcome the world also.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ 2 Corinthians 10:5

Just like in the Garden of Eden, Satan wants to exalt himself above God. Declaring his Word is false and there is no heaven and hell. But know this Satan is a liar and will be cast into the “Lake of Fire” for eternity. Jesus is the Truth, Life, and the Way nobody gets to Heaven without going thru him

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:6

We see a lot of ministers who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. If you’re going to preach the Word of God then you must live the Word of God. Everyone wants to get to Heaven, but only those who are obedient to Gods will are worthy.

Be prepared for the Spiritual War, arm yourself with Gods “Weapons of Warfare”. Know who your enemy is because your enemy knows who you are in Jesus Name Amen

Arise! Shine!

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

There are days when we feel weak, defeated, attacked from every angle. However we need to remember our Lord Jesus defeated death. The world beat him and tortured him but he still rose from grave. No evil in this world can defeat the power of Jesus Christ

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. Romans 8:11

And that same power that rose Jesus from the dead is living inside of you thru the Holy Spirit. Satan can’t defeat you as long as you stand with God. There is no power in hell greater than the power of God that spoke planets into existence and breathed life into dust.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4

Jesus has overcome the world, and because of that with the Holy Spirit , you can overcome the world also. There is no force of darkness in this world that can defeat us with Christ living inside us.

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1

So why are you sitting there acting defeated? Why are you laying down and waiting for death? Arise! Shine! For the power of the living God is inside you!  With man it’s impossible but with God all things are possible! God won’t leave us or forsake us, but it’s up to you stand against the evils of this world

Put on your Armor of God and stand against the schemes of the devil, we call do all things thru Christ who give us strength in Jesus Name Amen

Adding To Your Faith

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue. 2 Peter 1:5

Being a Christian is a journey, yes your sins are forgiven when you accept Jesus, but then comes the transformation period. If you truly want to understand God you must seek him, in order to maintain a relationship you must talk to him thru prayer. During this time as your relationship grows your wisdom of God grows also.

Virtue means having high moral standards or being righteous. So believing and accepting Jesus is the first step but then we must live like Jesus also.

and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; 2 Peter 1:6

Knowledge means to acquire skills thru experience, so when you begin to live with virtue you begin to understand Gods purpose and plan for you. You understand life isn’t a random act or occurrences but there’s a divine purpose for us all

Temperance means to have self-restraint. Once we understand our purpose then we realize we must resist worldly temptations for they are used to destroy us and promote us

Patience means to accept or tolerate delay. This is a very important part of the Christian journey for we know Gods ways are greater than our ways and we need to be willing to wait for his timing.

and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity 2 Peter 1:7

Godliness- means to follow Gods laws, so when your obedient to Gods timing your also obedient to his laws. God commanded us to love each other as ourselves, therefore if you practice Godliness , kindness should be within you.

For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.2 Peter 1:8

These are the qualities of Christ that should be living in you if you truly are a Christian. The more you practice these qualities the more you become fruitful as a Christian

But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins 2 Peter 1:9

To say you are a Christian and not practice these qualities is hypocritical. Don’t forget the great love Jesus showed towards you, to lay down his life, was not just for you but for everyone.

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:10-11

If you walk with these qualities of Christ, you will not fall. Many times our falls or failures are self-inflicted. Stay Alert and Stay Holy follow Jesus with all your heart Amen

Armor of God

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10-11

Many view Christianity as weak but its quit the opposite, the power of God that rose Jesus Christ from the dead is the same power living in you. God has equipped us to stand against Satan thru  the Armor of God

Satan is like a roaring Lion looking to devour you and your family, we need the Armor of God because there is power in the name of Jesus Christ. Demons tremble by the sound of his name, you are equipped and empowered to take a stand.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

When tragedy strikes us instead of turning to God we often try to fight or recover on our own. This is a big mistake, as alone we are powerless against evil, but with the Armor of God we are equipped to fight back against Satan and his demons.

But first we must acknowledge and recognize there is a spiritual world, a world full of angels and demons that is beyond our comprehension. But we are not alone, God will never leave us or forsake us.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peaceEphesians 6:13-15

Equip yourself with the belt of truth in Gods word. You will not waver when you know the truth and the truth shall set you free. The breastplate of righteousness was giving to us by Jesus on the cross, only by his sacrifice, thru him we can stand against anyone. Stay alert and sober with your feet fitted with readiness, don’t let Satan catch you off guard, always be prepared.

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16

For we walk by faith and not by sight, your faith will be tested, but if its strong will not waver and will be able to stand against Satans attacks. Faith is your shield, the stronger your faith the stronger your shield will be to protect you

 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17-18

Satan is the master at manipulation and mindgames, he’s going to get into your head and make you doubt your faith. But remember we have Salvation thru Jesus, when Satan reminds you of your past remind him of his future.

Finally the Word of God is like a double-edged sword, it cuts right to the heart of the wicked. Why are so many offended by the Bible, because its truth and evil doesn’t like truth.

God has equipped you with his Armor to stand against evil, learn it, live it, and use it because its your only defense against the wicked one in Jesus Name Amen

The Rapture

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.  1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Jesus died and rose from the dead, if you are washed in the Blood of The Lamb you will be risen again also. Death has been defeated at the cross. Satan has no power over you unless you submit to him, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Rejoice for you have eternal life thru Jesus Christ!

According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 1 Thessalonians 4:15

The next few scriptures are what we call “The Rapture” when Jesus returns he will resurrect the dead and take his remaining alive followers to heaven. This is the beginning of the “Tribulation” the end of the earth before its restored once again.

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:16

Make no mistake Jesus is coming like a thief in the night. And when he does every eye will see him. And with his command he will resurrect the dead. So mourn no more for your loved ones will be brought back to life for evermore

After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

The Christians who are still on The Earth will be taken to Heaven and saved from the horrors of the Tribulation. Are you going to be in that group? Are will you be left behind? Make sure your washed by the Blood of Jesus, allow him into your heart and confess he is your Lord and Savior.

 Therefore encourage one another with these words.  1 Thessalonians 4:18

These words are only condemnation for those who reject Jesus, but for Christians these are word to rejoice by. Encourage one another with these word in Jesus Name Amen