Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Life Under a Sheet


1 Peter 1:24

For all flesh is as grass and all glory of man as the flower of grass.  The grass wither and the flower thereof falls away.

 

We all think we’re going to live forever, but the truth is we’re not!  Like a flower that buds into this beautiful human being. Our flowers begin to wither and eventually the pedals start to fall away.  Our life is like the wind, it comes and it goes.  Yet do we ever think about how our life would be under that sheet?

What would you want people first thoughts of you to be when your time has ended?  Would you like thoughts of he/she was an inspiration or they lifted me up whenever they came in the room.  Of course-we all want positive memories to be expressed when we are no longer on this plane.  So, what are we doing with the time we have to make that be a reality?

Are we walking in love?  Are we truly forgiving?  Are we looking beyond just our own little world?

Hebrews 9:27 speaks about after death comes judgement.  Think about it, what will God judge YOU on?  Not your neighbor, church, or even loves ones; just you!

Let’s remember that our life here on earth is short.  May we try to get beyond the non-important things that is really just us walking around in pride.  Instead let’s live our lives desiring to make a difference, and do something we always wanted to enjoy along the way.

P.S.  If you are not born-again and interested in giving your heart to the Lord, look at the salvation prayer on this page and repeat it out loud.  You just never know when you will be the one under that sheet!

 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Every Knee


As reflecting upon Colin Kaepernick’s knee controversy, it makes me think on today times.

The weather is acting crazy.  Parents are against their children, children are against their parents.  People have become lovers of evil more than lovers of good.  Some of American pulpits anointing has waxed cold and instead have become a place for motivational speaking instead of the Gospel.  Some churches spend twenty minutes about an offering and then five minutes on one’s soul.  Let’s face it, some passages we are use to just seeing in our Bibles are now stories with our local TV news stations.


This all points to one statement:  Jesus is coming back!

Philippians 2:10-11

That at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in heaven, and of those on the earth, and of those under the earth.  And every tongue shall confess that Jesus Chris is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Now we’ve all read or have heard of the scripture.  Yet we miss the value of this scripture.  Every knee-that includes under the earth.  Satan will bow his knee.  His demons will bow their knees.  His kingdom will bow.  So ask yourself saints, why are we giving Satan power that he really doesn’t have over us IN CHRIST!  Once we’ve been transformed from the power of darkness, we took our dominion back from him.  The only authority he has is what we give to him!
So the next time he tries his tricks, remember EVERY knee!

Stay encouraged.




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Are We Being The Light?


You are sitting at your workplace and it’s just that type of day.  All the cuss words are coming to your head, all the negative actions you want to take, and basically acts like everything but a child of God.

You’re at a store and the cashier is performing so slowwwww.   You want to entertain murmur.  You want to sigh in hope he/she would pick up the pace.  You even what to let it be known that you just rolled your eyes.

It’s your dwelling place.  Yet there’s everything but a sense of freedom this particular day.   The kids are running around acting like they have no sense.  The spouse is sounding like they’re nagging more than talking.  Even the dog is driving you crazy.

It’s all a part of our daily lives, right?

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burns.  Isaiah 62:1

The truth is that it’s in those moments we can choose to let our light outshine the darkness.  We can choose to react in the flesh or walk in the spirit.   We are called to be the light, yet are we making the choice to be it?

OR OLAM – everlasting light.


See our God is light and if we claim to dwell in Him that makes us the light as well.  So whether it’s at work, chores, or even at home; let us be that light that outshines the darkness.  Let us be the light that overtakes the atmosphere.  Remember in all things, we always have a choice!  Why not decide in those times to give Him glory.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

How Long Must God Plead



A mother pleads with her son not to go out one night as she sensed something wasn’t quite right. That son went out anyway not knowing it was going to be his last night.  A father pleads with his daughter to not have a relationship with that guy as he feels he will not be good for her.  That daughter decides to have a relationship with the guy anyway just to find herself being abused.  Why do people plead with someone anyway?  They plead due to love.  It makes me ponder upon a question, how long must God plead with His people?

Psalms 78 ironically not only shows the state of God’s people then, but also of God’s people now.  Within the Psalm we see a cycle where God would grant their desires and yet his children would rebel into sin.  Imagine God leading you by a cloud during the day and fire at night.  Imagine watching God divide the sea for you to walk pass. Can you see water coming out of a rock in the midst of the wilderness?  You would think there would be cycles of praise and worship from the saints. Yet instead they would constantly complain and sin.  Some would say how could they continue to sin with God doing all those miracles for them?  The same question can be asked of the saints of today.

We too are in a cycle.  The Lord blessed us with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and yet we shut him more and more out of our services.  We desire more for cars, houses, and prestigious jobs then levels of the kingdom.  Verse 39 states:  For he remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that goes and does not return.

How long must God plead with us to turn our hearts towards Him?  How long must God plead with us to get it right before him?  How long must God plead with us to seek first the kingdom of God?  Here’s a deeper question, how long do you think God will continue to plead?

Within the same Psalm it shows how eventually their sin provoked the anger of God.  They had to deal with the consequences of their actions.  Do we not think we won’t receive the consequences to our actions as well?  God is pleading with us out of His love for us.  However, we won’t plead forever.  Selah




Monday, October 23, 2017

What Happened to that Time?

There was a time when people would cross the street when passing a church if they were engaging in negative activity like smoking or drinking.

There was a time when the altar of God was deemed a sacred area not to be played with!

There was a time when we would be on our best behavior when we just entered the doors of the church.

What happened to that time?

Now we are encouraging our youth to go up to the altar and basically “fake shout”.

Now we are on our phones while it’s prayer time.

Now people will not only stay on the same side as the church while smoking or drinking, they will do it right on the church steps.

The sacredness of God has left our midst.  We may ask why and its simple, it’s because we have lost our reverence.

Psalms 89:7
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him.


Saints, lets turn our hearts back towards our Savior.  Let’s remember that He is not only an awesome God, but a holy God.  He is God that is to be reverence!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Are We Belittling the Holy Spirit?


 A co-worker on our job acts funny towards us and we know we didn’t cause that action.  A spouse comes home and changes the peaceful atmosphere.  A child is acting rebellious. A brother or sister in Christ has offended us.  The government appears to be more about their gain and less about the people they are suppose to serve.  A racial remark was said to us.  You find yourself changing jobs or that position you was comfortable in for so many years.  The thought of going back to school pops up.  You feel in your heart not to marry that person.

What are your reactions?

Do you cry out “why God”?  Do you say I’m saved but I gotta tell this co-worker where they can go?  Do we get all anxious over government matters? Do we say “but God”?  Here is another question, in doing such things, are we belittling the Holy Spirit within Us?

This thought process came to mind as I saw someone be blessed with home ownership and receiving prayer over their new home.  Part of me was happy for them, but another part of me had the “god what did I do wrong in my life” question.  Then I thought why am I thinking this way…can I be belittling the Holy One within me?

Think about Yahweh and who we actually serve!  This is what He reminded me of from the book Knowing God by Name by Mary A. Kassian:

But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain you. How much less this temple which I have built!  1 Kings 8:27 –shows God is NOT LIMITED to space.

For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night.  Psalm 90:4 – God IS NOT LIMITED to time.

Ah, Lord God! Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you.  Jeremiah 32:17 – shows God in GREAT CAPACITY.

Can you search out the deep things of God?  Can you find out the limits of the Almighty?  Job 11:7 –God HAS NO BOUNDERIES, HAS NO LIMITS.

Did you see that…what a mighty God we are serving!  We can cast even the foolish emotions we encounter from day to day to Him!  So why belittle the greater one within us.  Let’s make it our priority to surrender ALL thoughts, ALL emotions to Him.  We probably end up with a better day for it! 


Stay bless.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

You Sooo Deep...


“You so deep” or “Being all deep”-these are statements that if you are a Christian have encountered in church.  Yet are the statements showing the fruit of God?  In the disguise of liberty, can these statements really be bondage?

Psalms 92:5
How great are your works, O Lord, your thoughts are very deep.

Ephesians 1:17
For I always pray to the God for our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation (of insight into mysteries and secrets) in the (deep and intimate) knowledge of Him. *amplified

See the deepness can equal intimacy with God.  The more we get to know our father, the deeper we have to seek Him!  The more we get to know Him, the less we fear.  There is such a blessing in getting deep with God; the question should be why wouldn’t you want to be deep?


We have to try the spirit by the spirit.  I don’t know about you but I want to be deepJ