As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation 2 Corinthians 6:1-2
Many times during our daily journey we ask “ Where is God?” We wonder how can this be Gods plan or will, but we must remember to fight the good fight and remain content in all circumstances.
Gods ways our greater than our ways, don’t rely on your own understanding to dictate your path. Let The Lord guide your path and make your paths straight.
We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. 2 Corinthians 6:3
Many times we can become a “stumbling block” for someone seeking Jesus. Have you condemned people without realizing it? This becomes a fine line we have to walk, knowing the difference between teaching and preaching. Anyone can preach the Word but its more effective to actually teach what Gods Word means
Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; 2 Corinthians 6:4-7
Paul endured many hardships and persecution during his ministry. Anyone who questions his motives for Christ just needs to look at his track record. He gained nothing in the world to exact Jesus except many trials because he knew his riches are in Heaven.
Through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. 2 Corinthians 6:8-10
Again Paul describes to the world he looks like a fool, because the world worships money and vanity. But to the Kingdom of Heaven, Paul is a rich man. He saved many souls, he broke down boundaries and borders in Jesus name. As Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all the nations, Paul took the lead in doing this.
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange–I speak as to my children–open wide your hearts also. 2 Corinthians 11-13
Many of Pauls revelations he revealed thru Jesus were not popular and wanted. But because Paul loved he spoke the truth anyway in hopes of saving everyone thru Jesus Christ.
How about you today, are just preaching the Word of God or are you actually teaching it so people understand? Does your life reflect your faith? Are your riches in the world or in Heaven? I pray that all churches and ministries focus on the true purpose of Christianity in Jesus Name Amen
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2
You see a homeless man on the street, what is your reaction? Do you pretend to ignore him or do you offer whatever you have in your pocket? You see a handicapped person, do you look at them with affection or judgment because you don’t understand them?
The way you react to other people, reflects what truly is in your heart. God doesn’t need to know how many times you read the Bible, he can tell by your reaction to the meek. Could it be these people you’ve come in contact with were really “Angels in Disguise” ? While you look at them with disgust, they are looking at your heart.
(Matthew 5:5) “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
“Dog Eat Dog” “Only the Strong Survive” “Sink or Swim.” These are the messages the world tell us. But the world is wrong, because it’s blinded by the deceit of Satan. As Jesus said “So the last shall be first, and the first last:” What? Did Jesus just blow your mind? How many people did you crush to get to the top only to find out you’re going to be last?
What do we learn from the “Angels in Disguise”? Our natural reaction is we change or save them, but the reality is we are the ones that need to changed or saved. Their mission is to teach us what human life is really about and not what we think it’s about.
(1 Samuel 16:7) ” But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”
We judge from the outward appearance, but God looks at our hearts. They say that 80% of all communication is nonverbal, why? Because as humans we study each other. If you want to truly “inherit the Earth” we need to renew our minds, soften our hearts, and become meek.
This is the mission the “Angels in Disguise” teach us. They take our hardened hearts and give us a heart transplant, where we learn to love like Jesus. Maybe you had an encounter with one of these Angels, next time you do, show them love like Jesus showed you. Amen
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
A few years ago Oprah Winfrey said on her show that all religions lead to the same God and take you to heaven. This is not only wrong but is totally Anti Christ. Jesus clearly told us he is the only way to God and to eternal life.
So you might ask why? If a religion or beliefs are “good” people why is Jesus the only way to Heaven? Very simply nobody else redeemed us except Jesus thru his sacrifice on the cross.
(Romans 3:23) “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
To understand what Jesus did for us on the cross we first need to understand the “Curse of Adam”. When Adam and Eve choose to eat from the “forbidden fruit” they cursed us all. We are all born sinners and mortal. The only way to salvation and eternal life is thru Jesus.
Any other religion or prophet can’t redeem you from your sins. Without being born again thru Christ you are unworthy to stand before God and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
(1 John 1:8) “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
Many will say they are “good” people and don’t need Jesus. But not only are they deceiving themselves, they are throwing there lives away. Nobody except Jesus has ever walked the Earth and not sinned.
The problem with sin is it’s an abomination of God and didn’t come from God. Therefor sin will not be acceptable in Heaven, the only way to be redeemed is thru the blood of Jesus Christ.
(1 John 2:22) “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”
Anyone who denies Jesus as the Messiah is an Anti Christ. Even though there will be one great Anti Christ one day, there are many among us today. But know this anyone who denies Jesus also denies God. Therefor there religion or beliefs are Satanic for they don’t come from God.
Jesus is the only way to God and Heaven, any other way is a road to hell. Don’t listen to anyone who denies Jesus as Christ. Only thru the Son will you get to the Father in Jesus name Amen
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
The other night I was watching a Greys Anatomy episode with my wife, where the couple found out there baby was going to be born with birth defects and were advised to induce labor and let the baby die prematurely.
The mother was a devout Christian her entire life and believed God might be able to save her child, while her husband was an Atheist and believed the child’s life was doomed.
Eventually the mother gave in to everyone’s advice and prematurely induced her labor eventually resulting in the baby’s death. Honestly it was a powerful episode and can’t help but make you think about the afterlife whether you believe in God or not.
(Matthew 17:20)” And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you”
The Atheist father said he did believe in miracles and did see some happen, but they both believed this situation would be too much for God.
Makes me think, at what point do we limit God ourselves? Jesus said that “All things are possible” do we really believe that? At what point do we say that’s impossible this can’t be done?
This is why Jesus said if we have faith as small as a Mustard seed we can move mountains. Faith is really more difficult than we perceive. We can say we have faith, but when the time comes and were at the edge do we really have it? Are we really willing to let go all control and hand it over to God?
(John 11:43)” And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.”
Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and unthinkable event that was witnessed by many people, our human minds try to comprehend this, how can this happen? The reality is just need to trust in God and not lean on our own understandings.
Before Jesus raised Lazarus he asked Martha “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” and she replied “She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.”
Her faith was confirmed therefor she received God’s blessing, see we can’t activate God’s miracles without having faith. Even though it may seem impossible, NOTHING is impossible for God, in Jesus name Amen