Friday, December 11, 2015
Anyone who refuses to endure patience and kindness without envy and pride does not know what real love is. Furthermore they do not know God, because God is love. Everyone who truly loves has been “born again” of God and knows God.
Marriage between one man and one woman or engagement was never intended by God to be based on “NEED” but rather on “LOVE”. From the creation we were by design intended to fall in love with one another using the unlimited resources that we once had before “the fall” of mankind. Our only true need for God had been severed by our own actions and with it our capacity for unlimited love and devotion in any relationship. Today most relationships, engagements, and marriages between a man and a woman are based on a very conditional, fragile, and shallow type of love mostly based on need and desires, this until we eventually realize and accept that the person we were once head-over-heels in love with is not the god we need at all, but just another fallen, aging and broken creature like ourselves full of flaws... So whats the remedy to our inherited flawed and fallen state, and what is the cost for its remedy. Not religion, not medicine, not political though many keep trying. Nothing short of a Savior is needed, something only God Himself could provide, sacrificing his Holy Self by taking on the form of flawed humanity. But being truly flawless God suffered and payed the price for Adam & Eve's weakness and rebellion, so that now by faith in Jesus Christ we become reborn spiritually and regain the power of God's Holy-Spirit inside us so that our once capacity for unlimited love, devotion, and fearlessness to know and share the truth is once again restored with in our relationships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ_XEt1QpYg
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
In a world who's nations, cities, and broken families have mostly replaced the precepts and teachings of the One True Living God and the Gospel of His Son Jesus Christ, now entertain themselves and their children with fables and made up euphemisms to fill the void inside their lonely hearts where Jesus Christ should be residing. We have exchanged God's Truth for lies in our new culture and yet have the gull to wonder why the devastation we see unfolding in the rest of the world is happening. Desperately trying to calm, convince, and sooth ourselves that it cannot possibly happen here again, not in my city and town. Thankfully the world belongs to a righteous God who is willing to save individuals like yourself, and chose YOU out of whole world of nations that collectively insist more and more on rejecting God's Truth in exchange for His coming judgment. So then why do we think that as an individuals we can hide amongst the crowds of non-followers and avoid God’s coming judgment, this when we support, banner, or live the same sinful lifestyles? We need to STOP and REALIZE how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with us as an individual? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that God's kindness and patience is intended to warn and turn you from your sinful lifestyle to NEW LIFE inside the loving arms of Jesus Christ The Savior? The only important question left to ask yourself is “What are YOU waiting for?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iKO7bOAv-s
We all need to stop fooling ourselves. Those who live these lifestyles: for sexual sin, for worshiping any other god, for committing adultery, or are male prostitutes, for practicing homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people--none of these lifestyles will ever inherit the Kingdom of God unless your committed to turning your life over to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins by the cleansing blood of Christ and by being born again by the power of the Holy Spirit. Without this spiritual and lifestyle game-change, you will surely never see Heaven but only live with the terrible expectation of God's judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies, those that reject his Son and Gospel.
Ref 1 Corinthians 6
Friday, November 13, 2015
As much as being born-again by the power of The Holy Spirit through the ransom of Jesus Christ is a marvelous thing, we suffer when we neglect to keep our eyes focused on Jesus Christ and start allowing our desires to predominate our eyes, hearts, and minds. This is when we grieve the Holy Spirit inside us and as a result we ourselves start to grieve for what seems like no reason. But in reality God the Father is getting our attention to remind us that as his born-again children, we need to stay focused on the bigger picture. Always keeping our eyes hearts and minds seeking His will and righteousness first and foremost so that we able to avoid all the traps of the enemy (satan) that seek to destroy and trip us up spiritually and physiologically. Indeed when we remain focused on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and seek his perfect will and guidance, we become more than winners of the greatest prizes this world could never offer. Being in Christ Jesus means we have his perfect peace and love inside us, and His perfect peace and love always dominates over all fear, and runs roughshod over what unbelievers consider disappointments. But to us as true believers in Christ, seeming disappointments are the bigger picture of Gods overriding will that has a greater purpose that God reveals to us in His good timing. Eventually God allows us to look back at our past and see how following God's path rather then our own will, rescues us from terrible life decisions and ultimately great loss, sorrow, and disappointment. “Despite all disappointments, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” Romans 8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7JTx1ScD-w
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Those of us who truly believe and know Jesus Christ personally, love Him even though we have never seen Him. Though we do not see him now, we trust him; and we rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting Him will be the salvation of our souls. This salvation was something even the ancient prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about His gracious salvation that was coming prepared for those who would follow Christ in the future. Those ancient prophets wondered what time or situation the Holy Spirit within them was talking about when He told them in advance about Christ’s 1st coming, suffering, and rising from the dead with great glory of salvation afterward. Those ancient prophets were told that their messages were not for themselves, but for those in the future (NOW) who truly choose to believe and follow after Jesus Christ. And now this Good News has been announced to you (who still don't believe) by those of us who preach in the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. This is all so wonderful that even the angels in heaven are watching these things unfold in great anticipation of new souls like yours being saved and reborn everyday into children of God. Ref (1 Peter 1)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SZnQfALk8U
Friday, November 6, 2015
Because we are created in the image of Almighty God, but only so very slightly by comparison, we all have aspirations as if we are going to live forever against the backdrop of this wonderful gift called creation that surrounds us all. But the truth is that without God's son Jesus Christ as our savior to extend our lives past this mere representation and shadow of life, we will live forever separated from all the Fathers love, glory, and peace. What the Father wants us to experience by following His Son Jesus Christ and being led and filled by His Holy Spirit is simply too marvelous to express, and surpasses all ability to express in words or be hindered with the pains or depressions of this life..
Jesus Said: "Stop worrying and being preoccupied and obsessed about these things in life, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. But you as a believer seek FIRST the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously as a child of God, and the Father will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6)
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
I understand we live in a material world, but we place far too much emphasis on the flesh and physical, myself included. Not withstanding that everything created by Jesus Christ in this world is marvelous and intended for our benefit and pleasure within the context of God's plan and word. But everything physical in this life is temporary and cannot inherit by Heaven, just look and smell your days old garbage waiting to be buried. We need to keep the physical and material in perspective as a temporary wonderful gift from God. Because flesh and blood, along with cars and houses cannot and will not inherit the kingdom of God, so we must all be born again spiritually and be seated in heavenly places by the power of the Holy Spirit... Jesus Said: "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. "Do not be amazed that I say to you, 'You must be born again of the spirit, or you will never see the Kingdom of God.' (John 3)… Even though we were all once walking dead because of our sins, the Holy Spirit gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead and we believed. (It is only by God's grace, a gift, that we have been saved!) For God the Holy Spirit raised us from the dead along with Christ spiritually (Born Again) and so now we are seated with Jesus Christ spiritually in the heavenly realms, even though physically we are still on earth, because we are united with Christ Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit that has replaced our once dead spirit. (Ephesians 2)..