TRUST

The middle of the Bible says…” better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man”. Palms 118:8

This is really the main lesson in the Bible that the Lord wants us to learn. To love him and trust in him ever since Adam & Eve sinned by disobeying God in the Garden of Eden. They learned to know God in a different way by his love and grace and mercy.

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish form the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” Palms 2:12

“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee”. Palms 9:10

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” Palms 28:7

“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” Palms 34:8

“The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.” Palms 34:22

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

 

 

 

JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD

Someone once asked me “Where in the Bible did Jesus say that he is the Son Of God?

 “While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”  Matthew 10:5

 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:4

 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1John4:10

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

“Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: but when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Galatians 4:3-5

 (which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)  concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: Romans 1:2-4

“and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” Luke 3:22

I am glad I know the scripture, Jesus said; ” I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.” John 10:30-38

 

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

THE PRAISE OF MAN !

 

Oh how we so want and like for everyone to love and like us, and what we say. We want to be accepted and want to please everyone. Abraham Lincoln once said; ” you can please all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” If you value the praise of man you had better catch it quick while it is passing, because it is soon gone. The Bible tells us “not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;  with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:   knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.” (Ephesians 6:6-8).For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.” ( 2 Corinthians 4:5). “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 4-11). Jesus said; “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” (Luke 6:26). “Yeah and all that will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (2 Timothy 3:12). So if you’re not suffering some kind of persecution at sometime from someone, then your not living Godly in Christ Jesus. “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19f ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.” (John 15:18-20). Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (Matthew 5:10-12), Fame and Favor of man are fleeting. ” For neither did his brethren believe in him.” (John 7:5). Until after they saw him rise from the dead ! “But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.  And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.(Mark 6:4-6).  Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.  And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.  He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 10: 34-39). “While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.  But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?  And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!  For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” (Matthew 12:46-50). 

“He is despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from him;
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

“He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth:
he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,
so he openeth not his mouth.”

(Isaiah 53:3 & 7)

“How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? ” (John5:44)

So beloved seek not to please man, for it will neither satisfy or make you happy very long, but seek to please the Lord.

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

 

Real Men and Women

Real Men Love Jesus ! Real Men act like Jesus, or at least try too. Real Men talk and live like Jesus. Want to be a Macho man? Want to be Cool? Want to be strong and Smart? Then ask Jesus Christ, The Only Begotten Son of God into your heart and follow him ! How do you do that? Read the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, they tell the way. Jesus’s way is the only way, to Love, Happiness, Joy, Peace,Power, Strength, and Success! “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”(Joshua 1:8). May we be more like you Jesus, today and every day. Girls, want to be Real Women? Be like Jesus and the Holy Spirit ! “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.” (Proverbs 31:10-31).

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

 

 

SALVATION PRAYER

 Dear Jesus Christ,

    I confess I am a sinner. Please forgive me of all my sins. I now accept you as my Savior, the Son of God. I believe you died on the cross for my sins, and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart, and fill me with the Holy Spirit,  and help me to live for you.

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WORRY NOT

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6). For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” (Job 3:25). Most of the things I worried about never came to pass anyway.It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” (Psalms 127:2). He’s got the whole world in his hands. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” ( Matthew 10:29-31). Nothing happens unless God allows it, not one blade of grass dies, unless he wills it. So why worry about anything. Worrying is not of God it is a lack of faith and trust. If you want more faith just get into the Word. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)  “casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1Peter 5:7).Sometimes you have to literally just THROW your cares upon Jesus. Que Sera Sera, what ever will be will be. What is that to thee? Love and follow me, Jesus said. “Follow me and I will make you a fisher of men.” (Matthew.4:19). You are not of the world but I have chosen you out of the world. Your life is not your own you are bought with a price. Perilous times shall come, men’s hearts shall be failing them for fear. Don’t let it happen to you. Get a hold of Jesus and hang on to him.

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

Let It Pass

Don’t stoop my friend, to answer back,
Why not just LET IT PASS?
You’ll find this giving word for word 
Will never pay, alas.
Though ‘tis true of human nature
This giving tit for tat,
Yet truly happy folks have found
A better way than that.
And though it seems impossible
It’s better in the end
To let them have their way, and then
Just LET IT PASS, my friend.

I know sometimes it’s very hard
And seems it can’t be done,
But if you’ll learn this better way
A victory will be won;
For you will save what’s so worthwhile,
Both time and feelings too,
When you ignore what has been said,
Don’t try to argue through.
For then you’ll now without a doubt
‘Twas better in the end,
To let them have their way, and then
Just LET IT PASS, my friend.

Now some folks always answer back,
They never hold their peace;
In trying to defend themselves
It seems they never cease;
Giving vent to every feeling
Whatever’s on the mind
Regardless of the consequence.
Then after all, to find
It didn’t pay and would have been
Much better in the end
To have borne it all in silence
And LET IT PASS, my friend.

For truly great folks never stoop
To answer petty things;
The unkind word, the bitter cut
That rankles deep and stings.
They are too big to notice them,
They simply pass them by,
And even with a smile sometimes
Or twinkle in the eye.
For they have found that after all
‘Twas better in the end
To meet it with a smile, and then
Just LET IT PASS, my friend!

Author Unknown

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

JESUS PEOPLE

We are Jesus People, Jesus Lovers, Jesus Needers, Jesus Wanters. In fact we can’t get enough of Jesus. We want more and more of Jesus and less of us. “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30). We want to think Jesus, talk Jesus, live Jesus, breathe Jesus. If everyone would be like Jesus the whole world would be like paradise. All we know is that we love Jesus,and Jesus loves us, and that’s all that matters. Give me more of Jesus. We are Jesus fanatics. We pray to Jesus. We worship Jesus. We sing to Jesus. When we love Jesus we are also loving God and the Holy Spirit, because they are one. Jesus is the sweetest name I know, and that is why we love him so. Everything we do we want to do it for Jesus. If they don’t want Jesus then they do not want us, because all we are is full of Jesus! I want more of Jesus and his love. You can take the whole world, just give me Jesus. I have decided to follow Jesus. Like Peter said when many turned back when Jesus gave them some hard sayings. “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”(John 6: 68,69). I want to be renewed in Jesus everyday. Yet we can become all things to all men that we might winsome, but inside it’s all Jesus and we just want everyone to be closer to him too.For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; to them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.” (1 Corinthians 9: 19-23). Jesus is the Answer for all the world. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus is the answer to all of your problems. Jesus Loves You! Follow Jesus Today !!!

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

 

WE NEED A BALANCE

The physical world that we see every day is a manifestation of the spiritual world. Jesus used physical stories called parables to teach us spiritual lessons. Jesus said; “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:4,5). Just like in the physical world we need to eat and drink to survive. Well our Spirits also need to be fed by reading and drinking in, and really absorbing God’s Word in our spirits, so we can grow spiritually. “as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: ”(I Peter 2:2).

As we grow in the spirit we can start eating different foods besides just milk, just like a baby does when he grows older. The Book of John (which is still my favorite) is like the milk of the Word, and the Book of Revelations is like the meat or the steak of the Word for people who are not newborn babes anymore. We also need to exercise in the physical to stay in good shape to survive and grow. This is like it is in the spirit. Spiritual exercise is like witnessing and helping others to know Jesus, and exercising our spiritual muscles by sharing our faith with others, like the Bible tells us too. We are not supposed to live to eat, but to eat to live, but there is also a balance to that saying. “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalm 34:8) The Lord loves you so much that he made good tasting food for you to enjoy. Just look at a strawberry, it looks so pretty and even desirable, and tastes so good. God didn’t have to make a strawberry for us, but he did to show us his love. He just wants us to be thankful for his wonderful creation, and to enjoy it, and love him, and to help others to do the same, by knowing him, the creator, by coming to him through Jesus Christ his Only Begotten Son. “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). You can’t survive spiritually on just a little teaspoon of food every Sunday morning. You need to eat spiritually a well balanced meal from the word for your spirit everyday. So if you are feeling sluggish and run down spiritually maybe it is because you haven’t been feeding your spirit rightly, or exercising properly. You also need proper rest. “It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”(Psalm 127:2). This is like in the spirit taking prayer time and finding that rest and peace that Jesus gives us for our spirit when we take time with the Master to pray. “casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7). So get a good balance if you want to feel good spiritually, just like you have to do in the physical.  “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.” (Proverbs 11:21). “Divers weights are an abomination unto the Lord; and a false balance is not good.”(Proverbs 20:23)

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

ARE YOU ONE OF GOD’S SHEEP?

Did you know that sheep are about the only animal that is totally indefensible they can’t run fast, they have no body protection, only soft wool, little small hooves for feet, no horns (to speak of) PictureofSHEEP or big sharp teeth. They are always running off and going astray, and getting caught in the rocks, and crannies and thorn bushes. They are totally dependent upon their Shepherd to protect them from the wolves, and other predators. This must be the reason Jesus used sheep to describe his people. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:” (John 10:27). That is how you can tell who the sheep are. They hear his voice and they follow Jesus. Some sheep follow  the Shepherd from a far distance, and they are in more danger, and not as safe as the sheep who stick close to the Shepherd, “ I am the good shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one Shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.” (John 10:11-17). “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6). “and before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.” (Matthew 25:32-33). The Bible also says; “Woe to the Idol Shepherd that leaveth the flock! The sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be cleaned dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.” (Zechariah 11:17). “feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the over sight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” (1 Peter 5:2-4). Are you one of God’s sheep, or one of his Shepherd’s, or a goat?

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.