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. More casting all your care upon him for he careth for you. 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.

HOW TO JUDGE A RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT

 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” (John 7:24). Remember there are always at least two sides to every story, and sometimes even more. The main thing is God’s side. God’s side is the right side. It doesn’t matter what I think or what anybody thinks. What matters is what God thinks. To determine this you must hear all sides of the story before you can make a righteous judgment after praying about it. Don’t jump to conclusions before hearing the other guys side, or you might be having to apologize and eat some humble pie. Walk a mile in their shoes before you judge them. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9). See the lesson on “Judge or Not to Judge”. This lesson is especially important if you are a parent or a person who people might respect or if you represent the Lord as an Ambassador of Christ, such as this story of King Solomon who was blessed by God with Wisdom and Righteous Judgment, because he pleased God. Solomon knew he was not worthy, and prayed the Lord God would only give him wisdom to righteously judge God’s people as the servant of God. “Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house. And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it. And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear. And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king. Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.” (1 Kings 3:16-28) This is just one example in the Bible of God giving Righteous Judgment to his servants. Seek to be more like Jesus Christ, God’s Only Begotten Son who was the righteousness’ of God. May the Lord bless you with wisdom and discernment, in judging others, even members of your own family.

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.

 

SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT

Did you know that in  the Book of Psalms Chapter 136 it says”His mercy endureth forever” twenty six times? God loves you like a father loves his children. “Like as a father pitieth his children,so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.”(Psalm 103:13). “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassion’s fail not. They are new every, morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him .” (Lamentations 3:22-24). When the sun comes up every morning, it is like a sign from God that his love and mercy washes away our darkness and our past sins and short comings and mistakes by the blood of Jesus Christ. (I John 1:7). “For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.”( Psalm 103:11). “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”( Psalm 89:1). “I will  bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in thee Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”(Psalm 34:1-4).

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.

How to Find God’s Will

Are you trying to make a decision about something in your life? Would you like to know God’s will about it before you make your decision? The Bible says in Psalm 37:4 “Delight thyself in the Lord and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart”.God gives the very best to those that leave the choices up to him.Jesus said “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”(Matthew 6:33).Sometimes the Lord will let us make different choices in his will. According to your faith be it unto you.”(Matthew 9:29b). Sometimes the Lord will allow us to make wrong choices to hopefully teach us lessons from our mistakes so we can learn from them and grow spiritually and help others not to make the same type of mistakes. In fact everyone of us affects others around us. Even Judas was an example of what not to do.The absolutely first and most important test is the Word of God. If it is not according to the scriptures in the Bible don’t do it. “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isaiah 8:20). Here is the magic  formula to be prosperous and successful.“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), “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you, than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8). The next way to know if something is God’s will for you, if you are not 100% sure, is to seek Godly counsel from people who you know,  who love the Lord and are living for him.”By their fruits ye shall know them.”(Matthew 7:20). Another way to know Gods will about something is by dreams,and visions,and prophecy’s.“For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man precieveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.”(Job 33:14-18). Another way to know God’s will is by open and closed doors, and circumstances, and conditions. “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it:” (Revelation 3:8a). Many times The Lord will give you a strong desire to do something this can be  a way that God has of getting you to do his will. Just make sure it goes according to his Word. Sometimes you can ask the Lord for a sign or a fleece, like in the book of Judges when Gideon asked the Lord for a sign. (Judges 6:1-40). Just remember if it is already in the Word, don’t expect the Lord to give you a sign to confirm something because he may not. This should be the last way to determine Gods will in a matter. Remember all of these ways to find Gods will need to be backed up by the WORD which is our guide, our measuring stick, our compass and map, whereby we determine all things.Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and alight unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105)

 

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.