Saturday, March 2, 2019

March 2

We’re all sinners. There are no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. We are only righteous because of Jesus. When Jesus said “go and sin no more,” to the woman at the well and the paralytic, that’s a command we also need to follow! If we are no longer responsible for our sin, why would He say that? Each of us need to live a sacrificed life and leave our past behaviors behind. He wants us to stop sinning because when we sin, it gives the devil a firm grip on us. It causes us guilt, does a number on our mind, and sets an easy trap for us. Do you love someone any less who is blatantly sinning? Absolutely not! Jesus loves us so much that He died for all of our sins. It’s a sin not to love one another! He hung on the cross, and poured out His blood to cover our iniquities. Anyone who lives a lifestyle of sin, rejects what He did. 

Keep your eyes opened, it looks as though God is having the wheat separated from the tares, in plain sight! If you are following a leader that doesn’t regard sin as sin, you need to turn and run! 

And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh. Jude 1:22-23

Friday, March 1, 2019

March 1

There is a moment of joy when you notice a turning point in someone’s life that you love. It doesn’t have to be much, just a subtle change indicating a new direction. Imagine the Father when He sees our improvements that go unnoticed by us. Though He is all knowing, I’ll bet He loves to see us change for the better. For someone to make a turn in this day and age, is not easy because the world is against it. Pray for those around you that have strayed. Don’t lose hope. Rejoice in any steps towards Jesus and righteousness. I know that God honors the prayers of His people, so with a sincere heart, keep praying for the salvation of the ones you love. Of all the frivolous things we pray for, I would say that prayer for salvation and change, would go to the top of God’s list.

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. John 9:31

Thursday, February 28, 2019

February 28

There is no debate! If you have received Christ as your Savior, you will change. You will want to refrain from sin. I find it quite concerning to see people, whom I thought had their head in God’s Word, agree with issues that are completely against His Word. I’m not only concerned that they are spreading misinformation to others who are weak in their walk, but I’m also concerned that they themselves have been led astray. If you do not read your Bible daily, keep your mouth shut about issues that are volatile; you have no say! God makes it very clear what sin is. Yes, we are under grace, but there is no grace for those who haven’t turned away from sin to move in the direction of Jesus. True repentance seeks to please the Lord. I love you all too much to see you stay in your human weakness. This is not a game or a social experiment. GOD is real! READ YOUR BIBLE!!

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, Hebrews 10:26

What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Romans 6:15

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. Revelation 3:19

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

February 27

Making my way through traffic early in the morning can be quite nerve wracking. Trying to figure out which roads to take, that yields the least amount of traffic, is my goal. There are red lights, cars trying to merge, and near accidents everywhere. It’s all part of the rat race! I’m a person who believes that if you’re on time, you’re late, and all these people who are rushing around, are probably late. My point today is that everything seems normal. People are going about their business, as if the world hasn’t taken a turn for the worst. The days of Noah were the same. People were engaging in their normal activity, when suddenly the heavens opened up and a flooding rain came and took the breath of every human and animal who had received the breath of life from the almighty God. Today is no different. There will be a shock wave that runs through this world when Jesus brings His beloveds home. Watch out world, He’s coming soon and those of us who have held on to what we have, will be brought into His glory.

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:26-27

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

February 26

When I went through Bible training, for graduation, we had to give our mission statement. My mission is to train believers to break bonds and live free. You may have noticed that a lot of what I write about has to do with freedom. I’ve gone through a few types of training on how to become free, but after drilling it down, what I’ve found is that the biggest chain that most people have is being locked up in fear. Fear has a root ball that is hard to dig up, and most of our issues stem from it. Do you know who holds that root ball in his hands? Satan! Jesus has the best solution for fear and here it is,... “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man. Mat 16:23 That’s it! That’s all you have to do. I think it makes us feel better if we go through some kind of process, like the “process” is what heals us, but it isn’t. It’s knowing who has power over you. Do you allow Satan to have power, or do you wield the power you already have because of Jesus? This is a no brainer! Stop letting Satan rule over you and take back your life.

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

Monday, February 25, 2019

February 25

Have you ever been bowling? If you have then you know that it can be challenging. Trying to roll the ball perfectly and keep it from running off into the gutter, feels impossible! There is a technique of foot placement, aim, walk up, and release, that all have to be perfectly performed to knock down all the pins. If these elements aren’t in place, the likelihood of bowling a strike is drastically reduced, and if you can’t bowl a strike, you probably won’t win the game. Fortunately, the laughter, and the camaraderie make the game worth playing, unless you get your feelings hurt easily. It can be  compared to sharing the gospel. The person you’re sharing with will probably not accept Jesus if all the elements are not lined up, which are put in place by the Holy Spirit. However, you may be one of the elements needed so that when the time is right, and the ball is perfectly released, that last person in the chain will bowl a strike, and a new Christ follower becomes part of the Kingdom of God, then, all the heavenly beings shout for joy, just like we do when someone makes a strike!

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19