John 5:21-24 For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.
Great God in heaven the world is full of people who are still under the death penalty and need the saving grace of Jesus who being totally sinless died on the cross in their place so that they may have life. Open their hearts to receive the glorious salvation of Jesus Christ. In Jesus name, Amen!
OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING ASSAULTED
Here is a most disturbing report!
The clean pure moral lifestyle that citizens of this great nation have enjoyed and practiced for over 240 years is under attack. Below is an excerpt from post in Franklin Graham’s Facebook account. The enemy has started a program of indoctrinating our children with their vile agenda. The people who are doing this do not know Jesus Christ and what He teaches. This is a perfect example of what believers of Jesus Christ need to be praying about. The unsaved of the world need Jesus’ salvation. The unsaved are susceptible to the evil influences and works of the Devil and the only recourse we have to stop the Devil is to pray for the gospel of Jesus to reach into the hearts of the unsaved and stop this wicked practice assaulting our society especially our children.
August 8, 2017·
Planned Parenthood’s true colors are showing. They’re in the news this time because their website gives “guidelines” that instruct parents to teach their children, even preschoolers, that “your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl.” They want to introduce the concept of transgender identity to a younger and younger audience—pushing the LGBTQ agenda.
God has already told us in His word what these people have become because they chose the Devil instead of Christ! They are weak and unable to control themselves and are easily swayed by the enemy of mankind. God has allowed people to make their own choices in life and He has set before us the choice of life or death. Choose life and live eternally! God wants to give His people great rewards even to the sharing of His throne with us. That is one awesome promise!!
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. — Romans 1:26-32
The bible says that just as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be in the end times.
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. —Genesis 6:5
God stirs up His righteousness in believers to accomplish His agenda by instituting a special day for the purpose of praying for the unsaved. Therefore: International Network of Online Evangelists has announced the first ever “International Day of Prayer For The unsaved—2017” to start on August 20, 2017, just 12 more days from now. This is a worldwide event! Please, take a minimum of just 5 minutes or however long your heart desires for this most important counterattack against Satan the Devil. Will you join us in the most powerful prayer engagement in history made possible by, ”the blessing of the internet” making the world accessible?
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. —Mark 16:15-16
PRAY! PRAY! PRAY! Amen!
Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Jesus described what the very character of a Christian should be. Like a little child! Energetic, happy, innocent children! After all a Christian is a child of God.
I have never subscribed to a belief that many Christians maintain about children saying that they are born in sin with a carnal nature. Why do they not believe Jesus? Why does Jesus make such a big point about this subject? Is because He knows how adult carnal nature thinks (Hey! God created me this way)!
But Jesus teaches just the opposite about little children. What does He say in the scriptures about this subject?
Matthew 18: 2-5 Then, Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.
“Open our eyes Lord” as the words to a certain song are most appropriate at this time. Be like a little child without bias, prejudice, and color blind. Little children always seem to enjoy the company of other children no matter who they are.
Christians desire to go to heaven but there are many people who are not saved who think they may go to heaven also because they believe themselves to be good people and there are people in this world who are downright mean and don’t have clue to what they could have from a God who loves them. Through one righteous act of Jesus the free gift came to all men cleansing them from all sin past present and future then died in their place so all me could live. The question was asked of the Apostles what men could do to be save? The answer was, “Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and you would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”. God is waiting for the unsaved to give them a new robe to wear, a new body, a new name, a new home, a great reward, and a new job as they live in glory in the presence of God for eternity.
We need to be like the little children, humbling ourselves and expressing joy and kindness without bias or prejudice to those who are unsaved and as color blind as little children. By expression show the love of Jesus to every unsaved person you meet, in doing so you plant a seed for God to nurture into a productive righteous child of God.
Pray that all people will be saved to the glory of God!
Human slavery is very much alive in the United States and the rest of the world. The US government estimates the there are approximately 17,000 victims of human slavery every year in the US and about 21 million victims worldwide. It is hard to believe that this is happening in today’s world. It is one of the most hideous and atrocious crime perpetuated against humanity.
Christians everywhere should pray about human trafficking every day. Christians need to pray about the death and suffering that plagues the victims of human trafficking. When we invoke the power of God worldwide for those who are suffering God hears. John 9:31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.
Statistics show that over half of the 21 million human trafficking victims are little children. God takes a personal interest in children. Matt. 19:14 Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
I know it is hard to do what Christ teaches us to do but He will respond to our prayers!
Matthew 5:44 pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you
Proverbs 25:21-22 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the LORD will reward you.
When the coals of fire are heaped upon their heads God has taken over! Romans 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.
Pray and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ!
GOD BLESS YOU!
Do you know who God is? Do you know what His purpose for creation is? What is the greatest thing about God? It would take the whole bible to thoroughly answer these questions so we will only cover some very important high points.
If you have yet to receive Christ into your life then all these points are of the utmost importance to you and your family!
The first thing we learn about God in Genesis 1:1 He was there from the beginning and that He created the heavens and the earth. But does it say who He is? This is better explained in other passages of the bible. In John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
The apostle John talks about the Word and that Word was Jesus Christ.
In other scripture we learn what God is like and the most important characteristic about Him. Very plainly He is the epitome of love. 1 John 4:8, 16 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
God even emphasizes how important love is.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Let make sure we understand that Gods love and the love defined by the world are totally different. The love of the world is sensual, emotional, self seeking, lustful, and covetous. God’s love is explained this way. John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. This is exactly what God did when He sent His Son to die in our place on the cross. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Jesus loved all men so much He willingly gave His life for us that we might live.
Galatians 1: 3-5 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
We have now come to the most important part!
If you have never asked Jesus to come into your life take the time, now, find a private place and ask God to help you understand what being saved is all about. He, in all His love, will show you the way. Trust Him! Believe Him! Accept Him! He is ready with all His heart to give you His greatest gift. His GRACE! It is undeserved pardon for all your sins past, present, and future. You will be a new holy creation for God the Father and your citizenship will immediately be in heaven.
2 Corinthians 6:2 For He says: ” In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
Don’t wait any longer for Jesus is at the door waiting to come in!
2 Thessalonians 3:5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
Welcome to the family of God!
God bless you!
Ten verses to guide you in prayer
Who do we pray to? Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place.
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation…. Mark 14:38
Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man…. Luke 21:36
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered…. Romans 8:26
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting… 1 Timothy 2:8
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed…. James 5:13-16
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; … Romans 12:12
… pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you… Matthew 5:44
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; … Philippians 4:6
pray without ceasing…1 Thessalonians 5:17
And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. … Matthew 21:22
Prayer creates an intimate relationship with God the Father AND HE ALWAYS TAKES IT TO HEART.
I pray a blessing from God the Father for you!
What if I told you that there will be no more wars, famine, disease, crime, global warming, tears, sorrow, or death. Would that interest you? What if there was no more need for divorce or remarriage and abortions. Wouldn’t it be desirable to have a society like that? Besides all of that wouldn’t it be nice to have a great reward given to you, a new name, new body that never gets sick, a new home for free, set on a throne as a king, live forever and share all the great glory of the Creator God and be as He is.
All you have to do is believe that Jesus is the Son of God, confess your sins and receive Jesus into your life as your Master and King. Jesus will then give you the free gift of eternal life and citizenship in heaven immediately. Pray to Jesus that He will come into your life and do all these things for you. Even before you do this, know that Jesus has already shed His blood and died on the cross for you in advance. All your sins have already been forgiven and now He wants you to confess that you are a sinner and want to be clean of all iniquity and receive salvation.
Matthew 3: 16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
It is up to you to choose life or death. Life for eternity with God or cast into the lake of eternal fire.
Choose life now! Pray to Jesus now! Don’t hesitate just do it! Time is getting short!
God bless you amen!
I have covered four of the fruits of the Spirit in previous articles and now will get into the fifth fruit of the Spirit, kindness.
Kindness is one of those virtues of God that is just there. God’s kindness is the opposite of cruelty and exhibits compassion and sympathy. The definition of kindness in the Oxford dictionary is: the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Yet people can show the kindness defined in the dictionary and never be compassionate or considerate. God’s compassion is like shoving you out of the way of a bus and letting the bus hit Him instead. That is exactly what Christ did for us on the Cross and there is no greater kindness than that God would take on the flesh of a man and give His life for mankind on the Cross so that we could continue living forever.
The apostle Paul understood Godly kindness and suffered more than any man showing the kindness of Christ through him.
2 Corinthians 11:25, 28 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; besides the other things, what comes upon me daily:
2 Corinthians 6:4, 6 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God:…, by kindness…
Ephesians 2:4 -7 God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Paul also tells us that we as believers are to follow his example and display the kindness of Christ who lives in us.
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness
Read the Holy Word of God and pray that you understand what the real spiritual kindness of God is all about. Follow His example not the ways of this world.
I pray that God blesses you and gives you peace.