Sunday, July 13, 2014

Billy Graham. The greatest man of God, Preacher, Evangelist, and Statesmen of the 20th Century.

Billy Graham, used by God for the conversion of millions to Jesus Christ throughout the world for over 75 years.  He was close White-house adviser to 10 Christian U.S. Presidents from Harry Truman 1945 to George W. Bush 2008.  At age 95 Billy Graham gives his last message of warning and hope to our nation which is in serious trouble and in need of spiritual awakening to the message of the Cross of Jesus Christ before its too late. Please listen with an open heart and mind, your eternal future depends on it.

In conjunction with this video message Billy Graham took out nationwide adds asking Americans in a simple statement to take action. This letter sparked a discriminatory investigation by the government.
"As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last,” I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.” (Billy Graham) 

Friday, July 11, 2014

You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? You are like a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. (James 4:14/1 Cor 15:57)

I have been spending time with my daughter who is temporarily living with me on her way to seek new things, so much reminding me of my youth. I thank God the opportunity to share with her these little times and experiences. I also thank Jesus Christ for providing me the Holy Spirit who dwells inside me, giving me the power to enjoy every precious moment in love, faith, and charity. And power over Satan who strives to drive the wedge of conflict and covetousness in all relationships. Without the Lord in my life I would lose everything, including my own soul.

I love the way you hold me lord. Please hold my children and bring them to the realization of your salvation, in Jesus name Amen..

Sunday, June 29, 2014

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. He who believes in Him, who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him, is not judged, never comes up for judgment; and for him there is no rejection, no condemnation—he incurs no damnation. But he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already, he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence, because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ. (John 3:16/18)

Knowing the truth really does set one free, not a cliche. From the time I believed and the scriptures (God's word) came alive for me, and the Holy Spirit entered into me, I knew from that moment on that our physical life here on earth was not driven by our flesh and blood existence nor our desires for the inanimate. But rather by architectural design of the one true God of the universe who spoke this living world into existence (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).  The reason is for a place of testing, where man and women originally created free and without sin and in the image of God have fallen and failed the first test of obedience.  And although man becoming like God gaining the knowledge of good and evil, in disobedience forfeited access and friendship with his creator God.  Now every man and woman born are  predisposed toward evil, rebellion, and sin toward and against God.  And therefore forever separated from the one Holy God must be sentenced and destined for both physical (the 1st death) and spiritual (the 2nd eternal) death in Hell.  But the all loving and merciful God provided “The Way” of escape for those that are willing to “believe” (change direction and follow Christ).  God Himself willingly paid the penalty for the entire history of sin for every man and woman ever born regardless how bad.  God The Father allowed his only begotten son (God the Son) to leave heaven and be born physically as a man (Jesus Christ) to experience physical life just like us but without sin.  Jesus Christ paid the price and penalty of everyone's rebellion that the Father required. Not just rejection, crucifixion, and physical death, but much more Christ being holy became sin itself and had to suffer the total rejection of his own Father.  But because of this inexpressible act of love and sacrifice, not only was all sin atoned for but Jesus Christ himself was raised up more glorious by the Holy Spirit to sit at the right hand of the Father. This is the “GOOD NEWS” of the Gospel that the penalty for sin and death for everyone past, present, and future has been paid. A pardon is offered to anyone and everyone who is willing to participate in the demonstrated action of believing and being like Jesus Christ raise from the spiritual to spiritual life, born again of the Holy Spirit never to die again.  So for those that desire to be like Jesus and want the power to overcome not just life problems, but sin and death, there is still time while your alive but you must "believe and turn" to the lover of your soul (Jesus Christ) and be born again.

Cast your burdens upon the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he will never suffer the righteous to be moved or shaken. (Psalms55:22)

Studio acoustics with lyrics

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

For those who are being saved, the following poem is a marvelous expression of truth so plainly evident in the born-again believer's renewed mind, and yet seemingly impossible to express in human words. Given to us by the Holy Spirit through Pastor Isaac Wimberley.

If there are words for Him then I don't have them.  You see my brain has not yet reached a point where it can form a thought where it can adequately describe the greatness of my God.
    And my lungs have not yet developed the ability to release a breath with enough agility to breathe out the greatness of His love.
    And my voice you see, my voice is so inhibited, restrained by human limits, that it's hard to even sing a praise up you see, if there are words for Him, then I don't have them.
    But my God, his grace is remarkable, his mercies are innumerable, strength impenetrable.  He is honorable, accountable, favorable, he's unsearchable yet knowable, indefinable yet approachable, Indescribable yet personable.  He's beyond comprehension, further than imagination, constant through generations, King of every nation.  But if there are words for Him then I don't have them.
    You see, my words are few, and to try and capture the One True God using my vocabulary would never do.  But I use words as an expression, an expression of worship to a Savior.  A Savior who is both worthy and deserving of my praise, so I use words..... 
    My heart extols the Lord, blesses his Name forever.  He has won my heart, captured my mind and has bound them both together.  He has defeated me in my rebellion, conquered me in my sin. He has welcomed me into His Presence, completely invited me in.  He has made Himself the object of my sight, filling me with mercies in the morning, drowning me with grace in the night.  But if there are words for Him then I don't have them.....
    But what I do have is Good News.  For my God knew that man made words would never do, for words are just tools that we use to point to the truth.  So He sent His Son Jesus Christ as "thee word", living proof he is the image of the Invisible God!  The first-born of all creation!  For by him all things were created, giving nothingness formation and by his word he sustains by the power of his name. For he is before all things and over all things he reigns, holy is his name, so praise him for his life.....
    "The Way" He persevered in strife, the humble Son of God becoming the perfect sacrifice, praise him for his death....That he willingly stood in our place, that he lovingly endured the grave, that he battled our enemy and on the third day rose in victory!
He is everything that was promised.  Praise him as the risen king, lift your voice and sing!  For one day he will return for us and we will finally be united with our savior for eternity!
    So it's not just words that I proclaim, for my words point to "thee word".  And "thee word" has a name, hope has a name, joy has a name, peace has a name, love has a name.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Gospel of Jesus Christ “Good News” to those who can hear the truth and are being saved (born again) and called according to God’s purpose. But ridiculous foolishness to those who are perishing because they reject the truth and love darkness rather than the light.

Even though our lives in the flesh here on earth are short in, spiritually all mankind were created in the image of God, have a soul with eternity planted  in the heart.  A true life epic love tale of lost souls who must recognize and choose by faith between the self evident truth of God's marvelous plan of redemption for mankind (The Gospel), or the seductive lies and promises of Satan, the god of this world and everything temporal in it which leads to death and destruction when coveted, desired, and sought after before God (idolatry). But first, be concerned about God's kingdom and what has His approval. Then all these other things will be added unto you.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matt 7:13-14)

Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Sing to the Lord; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. (Psalm 96:1) King David danced before the LORD with all his might, wearing a priestly garment. (2 Sam 6:14)

 So dance to the Lord!

Behind the scenes video 

For the message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. (1 Cor 1:18)
Kari Jobe - Forever (lyrics) 
The moon and stars they wept
The morning sun was dead
The Savior of the world was fallen
His body on the cross
His blood poured out for us
The weight of every curse was broken

One final breath He gave
As Heaven looked away
The Son of God was laid in darkness
A battle in the grave
The war on death was waged
The power of hell forever broken

The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated

Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive 

“DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory! “O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor 15:54)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

When it comes to eternal salvation what you believe, why you believe it, and how it changed you, is evidence of spiritual rebirth (born again).

A man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” Jesus answered,“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 said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
(John 3:2)

 Don’t you realize that those who practice sin will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Holy Spirit (Born Again) of our God. (1 Cor 6:9)

“Behold, I am coming back again like a thief in the night! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on (Holy Spirit), that he may not go about naked in sin and be caught exposed!” (Rev 16:15)


Live from Oceanway Church 

Sunday, June 8, 2014


In my 45 years after answering that knock on my heart, Jesus has been a true and faithful friend. Even though at times I have not been faithful because of my own selfish wandering heart, Christ has always proven himself as faithful savior, friend. There was a time I thought the reason why only born again believers were given the ability to take that first step of faith and become forever transformed, is because somehow we were special from everyone else.   But after 45 years of having Lord Jesus heal my soul and write a new wonderful story upon my heart, He has taught me that the only one special, good, and deserving is the only true and wise God, by whom all things were created. In other words, Christ did it all at the cross and without Him at the epicenter of our daily life, nothing we do, have, or say will save us from hell.  So while in this life there will still be problems, temptations, and trials to deal with, being "born again" with Jesus inside to put it all into new perspective and the power to overcome them, is like witnessing the greatest miracles in your life. 

**For by one sacrifice (Jesus Christ) God has made perfect forever those who are being made holy (Born again). The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this saying: “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord, I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds and their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more. (Heb 10:14-17)