Archives for January 2014


Jan. 31, 2013


imagesMy friends as God’s Chosen we have our “MARCHING ORDERS”  “ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8

And as God’s chosen it is our responsibility to INFLUENCE all who will believe, towards a common goal. And that COMMON GOAL is to HELP FINISH God’s agenda here on earth. But first we must present a VISION OF HOPE through God’s WORD

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of PEACE, and not of evil, to give you HOPE in your latter end.” Jer. 29:11

for “Those who accept the teachings of God’s WORD will not be wholly ignorant concerning the heavenly abode. And yet, sun“eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9. Human language is inadequate to describe the reward of the righteous. It will be known only to those who behold it.

No finite mind can comprehend the glory of the Paradise of God. In the BIBLE the inheritance of the saved is called “a country.” Hebrews 11:14-16. There the heavenly Shepherd leads His flock to fountains of living waters. God’s people, so long pilgrims and wanderers, shall find a home. “My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.”(E.G. White)

As Christians we are called to be part of God’s Rescue Squad, and as those who we are trying to INFLUENCE see Christ in us we will “all with one accord” move to carry out God’s Commission to go into all the world and preach of a New home not of this earth.

We all have been strangers in a city, or community at some point in your life. After a while we become comfortable. We adjust, as we begin to adopt to the customs of our new surroundings. In time, we no longer feel like strangers. But scripture warns us not to become comfortable here on earth.

For Jesus Christ is our only true source of comfort and security. God gives His Children physical, mental, and most of all spiritual strength through our FAITH and ENDURANCE to meet the challenges that confront us each day.

But as strangers here on earth we must continue to INFLUENCE others to seek Christ first, as we together make Christ our focal point on our JOURNEY to God’s kingdom. My friends The Spirit of God is gradually giving man “over to their Just-Passing-Throughstubborn hearts to follow their own devices.” Ps. 81:12

But you must ask yourself today am I willing to give it all to the Master and if your decision is NOT MY WILL BUT THINE then “We must work the works of him that (sent each of us), while it is day: for the night cometh, when no man can work. John 9:4

Friends God’s grace is still extended to all who believe But “if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; and spared not the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, having made them an example unto those that should live ungodly;..…..the Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment unto the day of judgment; 2 Peter 2:4-4

But as our INFLUENCE and TERRITORY increases and our VISION becomes more real the closer we get to Christ second ok6fdkcoming. SALVATION and ETERNAL LIFE will become a PASSION that we all will seek as we become witnesses of lives being changed through God’s Spirit.


So my friends remember “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In myFather’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14:1-4


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY




Jan 30, 2014


jesustemptedThen Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. Luke 4:1-2

My friends when we have made the decision to allow God’s Sprit total access into our mind and body, we then begin to realize what faith it takes to maintain a steady hold onto the saving grace, power, and love of Christ, and as we maintain our FAITH, Christ reciprocates, while keeping His children safe in his arms and out of the grasp of Satan and the forces of evil.

“Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit” My friends If Satan’s is able to temp Christ when he is filled with the Holy Spirit. How much more vulnerable is His children who are “Born in sin, and shaped in iniquity.” But because we have an advocate, and a FRIEND IN JESUS.

And because “he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Heb. 2:18 Paul tells us “FOR I HAVE THE DESIRE TO DO WHAT IS GOOD BUT I CANNOT CARRY IT OUT…….Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.” Romans 7:18-20

My friends once we understand the extent Satan will go through to drive a wedge between the Good Shepherd and his jancare over His Children, then we will realize we can never go without being fully equipped with the armor of God.

“So stand firm, with the belt of  TRUTH buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the GOSPEL of PEACE. In addition to all this, take up the shield of FAITH, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Take the helmet of SALVATION and the sword of the SPIRIT, which is the WORD of God.” Eph. 6:14-17 For without God’s armor “WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE DESIRE TO DO WHAT IS GOOD BUT CANNOT CARRY IT OUT. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Eph. 6:12

So friends stay FOCUSED “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”  John tells us, “You are of God’s, little Children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4)

gods-handMY friends our heartfelt prayers and supplication each day must be “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal. 2:20)

But there can be no spiritual success if you have not allowed Gods Spirit to make a complete transformation of your life into the image of God, otherwise you will find yourself completely vulnerable to Satan’s attack over and over again.

Or, to use Jesus analogy from Luke 11, you will clean house and lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares, and you will begin to run the race that is set before you. BUT YOU DID NOT FILL IT BACK UP WITH CHRIST RIGHTEOUSNESS AND LOVE AS AN ALTERNATIVE, AND YOUR RUN BECAME SLUGGISH.

So you allowed your house to be re-occupied by the evil that you had once drove out. And because you allowed this to happen YOU STILL HAVE THE DESIRE TO DO WHAT IS GOOD BUT CANNOT CARRY IT OUT. So friends study God’s Word, seek His Spirit, as you begin to replace each sin that the forces of evil have brought into your life with only Christ centered alternatives.

And as you remain FOCUSED and ENDURE. Remember The road to the Kingdom is a narrow road that few will succeed in traveling it. But Christ has made it possible for everyone with the desire for Salvation to finish the course. And once you enter God’s kingdom THE DESIRE TO SIN WILL BE ELIMINATED throughout the ceaseless ages of ETERNITY


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



Jan. 29, 2014


“Being confident of this very thing that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6


“HE IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK”  Like clay in the potter’s hand let’s let God’s Spirit begin to shape our Character for the kingdom as we begin to recognize what God is ABLE TO DO f_830c71e01e6cEXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK.

And Friends He is willing to do this in every situation, and circumstances in our life . But now this is when our FAITH and God’s Word take over and become the focal point of our life. Because “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb. 11:1

So our Faith must rest on God, and our belief in His word that says “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27 When the Israelite’s left Egypt  Exodus 19:4 tells us He said to them ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.

But then God asks them to do something breathtaking and awe-inspiring, God askedgod-over-everything them for a COMMITMENT. He asks them to stand up and pledge their loyalty to Him, as He tells them in “Exodus 19:5-6 now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”

So my friends today God is asking us to do something breathtaking and awe-inspiring, He is asking each of us for a COMMITMENT also. He is asking us to stand up and pledge our loyalty to Him For we “are his Children, He has plans for us, we are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light 1 Peter 2:9

This is why His mandate to us Brings about a COMMITMENT and a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? So what this verse is telling us is nothing in this world is worth losing your soul over. Mark 8:36-37

Paul also says in Phil. 3:7-8 but whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I bible-verse-philippians-37-whatever-gain-i-had-i-count-as-loss-2013consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage that I may gain Christ.”

My friends what Paul is telling each of us who seek God’s kingdom is, we must consider all things of this world garbage if it does not FOCUS our attention on Christ and Him crucified and His will for us. As we approach the final days of this life’s history there will be a sharp contrast from a child of God and those who follow the forces of evil.

Satan will begin to weaken the SPIRITUAL IMMUNE SYSTEM more and more with the things of this world. And everyone who does not have a firm foundation on Jesus Christ as you allow self to die daily will not have the Faith or ENDURANCE to make it to the finish line.

My friends God begun a good work in each of us 2,000 years ago, the you+are+the+potter+and+I+am+the+clay1-608x506transformation process started on Calvary. The POTTER continues to shape us daily but we continue to allow those “SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE SINS” keep God’s Spirit from finishing His plan for us.

But my friends one day the POTTERS wheel will be put aside, and God will stand up and say “IT IS FINISHED” “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” Rev 22:11 so today my friends let’s give it all to the Master while HE IS STILL “ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK”


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY





Jan. 28, 2014


Understanding and knowing God and His word is the process by which God’s character is cultivated in us. But it must be a daily process, and in so doing, we become aware of our own “existence, sensations, 6a00d83451dafb69e200e54f30d9638833-640withoughts, and surroundings and most of all our need of a  SAVIOR through Jesus Christ.”

And as a result, each day we begin to walk into Gods divine wisdom, a wisdom that allows us to focus and walk along the same path that Christ did when He was on this earth. A path of a humble and loving servant to all.

So my friends please today let’s stretched our faith to the very limit it will go, because there will be a testimony of praise in the end as you let God work his will in you. “Submit yourselves……Come near to God and he will come near to you.” For with Christ Faith knows no barriers.

Neither does God’s love and his williness to give to His Children. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKETH IN US.” Eph.3:20

but “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires carrying-the-crossto save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?  For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each ACCORDING TO HIS WORKS.” Matt 16:24-27


And finally IT IS FOOLISH TO SEEK WHAT THIS WORLD HAS TO OFFER, but SEEK FIRST GOD”S KINGDOM and one day YOU WILL BE REWARDED, ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKETH IN US. My friends “When we as God’s chosen learn how to die, we will learn how to live.”, and this can only be done through the WORKING of God’s Spirit in us.

” Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Cor 5:17 SO my friends what have you done for Christ today are you building upon the faith that is needed in your life to get you through this Journey Christ has placed His faithful own ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKETH IN US.

Remember my friends “It is not enough to believe about Christ; we must believe in Him. The only FAITH that will benefit us is that which embraces Him as a personal Savior; which appropriates His merits to ourselves.

imagesMany hold FAITH as an opinion, but Saving faith is a transaction by which those who receive Christ join themselves in a COVENANT RELATIONSHIP with God. Genuine FAITH is life. A living FAITH means AN INCREASE OF VIGOR, and a confiding trust, by which the soul becomes a conquering power.” (E.G. White Desire of Ages pp 347)

My friends AN INCREASE OF VIGOR OR PASSION of our FAITH is the key by which we cross over into the PROMISE LAND one day. Our FOCUS cannot waver we cannot become COMPLACENT, while waiting on a Sign, or some Hollywood type CATASTROPHE. Prophecy is being fulfilled so WATCH and PRAY ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKETH IN YOU.

“Stand FIRM in your FAITH, be BRAVE, be STRONG. Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Cor. 16:13-14 for “That dayprayer-pic-11 and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.

It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his WORK, and commanded the doorkeeper to WATCH. WATCH therefore, for you do not know when the MASTER of the house is coming, in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning lest, coming suddenly, he find you SLEEPING. And what I say to you, I say to all: WATCH!” Mark 13:32-27 ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKETH IN US ALL.


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY





Jan. 27, 2014


“I will bless the Lord at all times; his PRAISE shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, MAGNIFY the Lord with me, and let us EXALT his name together! I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.” Ps. 34:1-22

hqdefaultMy friends “There’s a place in heaven prepared for me When the TOILS OF THIS LIFE IS OVER Where the saints are clothed in white Before the throne SINGING PRAISES forever, forever more” It all sounds good my friends but we have to realize the TOILS OF THIS LIFE is not over.

For we still have work to do while there is still daylight and God’s presence is still manifested in a world where the light of His Spirit grows dimmer each day as we move closer to his second coming. As God’s chosen we must become ambassadors of God’s Word, as we carry out Christ Commission to go and tell those with no hope of Gods promises in Isaiah 25:8-9 which states

“God will swallow up death one day in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.  And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation in a place that

“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for imagesthem that love him. 1 Cor. 2:9 My friends let us continually OFFER UP OUR SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD by proclaiming the grace, and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

So as we continue our journey to the promise land. Let’s all do as the demoniac who became a living testimony for Christ, as those around him witnessed the transformation from the touch of the Master’s hand.

Mark 5:19-20 tells us The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.” And he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him; and all marveled.”

urlMy friends “Whoever OFFERS PRAISES GLORIFIES ME; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.” Ps 50:23 As you look over your life, what does God really mean to you? And where has he brought you from?

And as you contemplate your answers remind yourself of the high cost that was paid for your Salvation, and the only thing that God ask in return is a sincere and contrite heart that has been transformed into his Character. So now “let us offer up A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD continually” and “make confession to his name.” as we spread the good news of Christ soon return.

But we must also remember that A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD is not just something we have become accustomed to when we go to Church and stand up, waving our hands back and forth. But A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD is what we are in Christ as a Child of the King.

For “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by praisefaith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” Gal 2:20 So today my Friends our SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD is our TIME, TALENTS, MONEY, and most of all our MIND, and BODIES as we move closer and closer to Christ soon return.

Remember my friends Our Savior is “the light of the world. Whoever follows Christ will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” And as we take on the Character and image of Christ we become LIGHT BEARERS for Him as we OFFER UP A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD, TODAY TOMORROW and throughout ETERNITY



So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY







Jan. 26, 2014


“OVERWHELM ME LORD WITH YOUR LOVE, and heal my broken heart, keep me down upon my knees, till your love is all I see.”


My friends, to be OVERWHELM WITH THE PASSION OF CHRIST LOVE is what we must seek as we allow GOD”S PRESENCE JesusHoldingMeto infiltrate every moment of our life as we finish up God’s work here on earth.

Our Savior must CONSUME Through His Spirit our MIND and BODY as He unleashes his Love and grace on us until we are OVERFLOWING with the blood of Jesus Christ and the power of the cross and His Spirit “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Ps 51:10

OVERWHELM ME LORD.  Because as I look at the world, I have a PASSION in my heart that yearns to SERVE GOD, as “lawlessness is abounding rampantly on our streets, and the love of many has begun to grow cold.” But I know my friends God LIVES, Because “HE LIVES” INSIDE OF ME.

And this is why I ask to be OVERWHELMED WITH GOD”S LOVE, because as God’s chosen, we must be on the front lines, where the “most advanced tactical combat units” from both sides in this CONTROVERSY are being fought between GOOD and EVIL, Which is on the streets of our cities.

My friends this war IS NOT being fought in the PEWS of our churches, or on our COUCHES at home in front of our TV’s. Our god-will-save-you-from-the-pit-psalm-40-1-21commission is to go outside of our COMFORT ZONE to SAVE God’s children who are inside the war zone. A story is told of  “A man who became lost in his travels and wandered into a bed of quicksand.”

Confucius saw the man’s predicament and said, “It is evident that men should stay out of places such as this.” Next, Buddha observed the situation and said, “Let that man’s plight be a lesson to the rest of the world. ”Then Mohammed came by and said to the sinking man, “Alas, it is the will of God.

”Finally, Jesus appeared on the scene and said, “TAKE MY HAND, I WILL SAVE YOU. My friends where I need you to FOCUS on today is WE ARE GOD”S HAND. And many are sinking on the streets of our cities, even around our on CHURCHES. They are loosing this battle because they have no idea the WAR has already been won on CALVARY. But we have “become lukewarm, neither hot or cold,” so we sit.

But my friends if your prayer to God is to keep you on your knees, until HIS LOVE is all you can see. Then I have know doubt God’s Spirit is telling you to Go wherever GOD”S LOVE  will transcend to others through each of us as we seek His lost sheep who are sinking deep in sin outside of our COMFORT ZONE.

And as God’s hand through His Spirit holds us up, we must use our hands to pull the lost up as we tell them I know a Man who can save you, because he has saved me many many times. My friends in 2 Chronicles 33 one of the most wicked KINGS that Israel ever had, was Manasseh the son Hezekiah.

He was more wicked than all the nations that God had Israel to destroy. He sacrificed his own children, worshiped Satan, urlHe made idol’s, and gods of Baalim, and the list goes on, while the true God laid DORMANT in the minds of a nation that he lead.

After ignoring Gods warnings, the Lord sent the  Assyrian armies, and they took Manasseh prisoner, bound him, and carried him into Babylon. But God’s hand even reached to wicked King Manasseh, as he became overwhelmed by the LOVE OF GOD, and humble himself.

He then prayed with SINCERITY, and SUPPLICATION, God heard his cry and forgave him. And He brought ManassehCome-follow-me back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. My friends there is no GREATER LOVE, and Manasseh finally realized that, he also realized that the only true God’s ARM REACHES to the LOST no mater how far they have left His PRESENCE.

My friends there are many, many Manasseh’s OUTSIDE OF OUR COMFORT ZONE who just need the arm of Jesus to reach them through us. We must be Gods VOICE and HAND as we tell the world “if any man, or woman is in Christ, they are a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Once you are OVERWHELMED BY THE LOVE OF GOD


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY





August 19, 2013


Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

matthew 24Friends! we often complain about never enough time, we tell ourselves if there were only more hours in the day! But our problem is not that we don’t have enough time. Rather, our problem is we have not been convicted or transformed by the Holy Spirit.

Because once God’s Spirit has transformed our Character into the image of God our MISSION STATEMENT then becomes NOT MY WILL BUT THIN BE DONE. Then once we are CONVICTED to serve a “risen Savior,” then we begin to value our time only in relationship to Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, as we become PASSIONATE about spreading the good news of the gospel to all.

As our example, our Savior’s schedule was never so hectic that He lost FOCUS of His goal, there was never time lost in idleness in front of the TV, or gossiping to his disciples about the seven devils he cast out of Mary.

My friends Christ was always serving the needs of others, His agenda was always based on His mission and at the same time He was never so driven that He forgot about the passion of love, and How He treated everyone, even as Calvary approached.

My friends In Christ 33 years on this earth as He carried out His earthly ministry, “Jesus spent time praying, teaching, helping, healing and interacting daily with men and women from every social, educational, and economic class.”

So like Christ Their must be a PASSION for the use of our time and how we share the love of Christ, that impacts a world about-you1lost in sin. “For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.”John 13:15

My friends our time must not be centered on self. Our PASSION to serve must transcend into an urgency as we look at the closeness of Christ soon return. There is nothing in us, or of ourselves by which we can influence others for good, or use our time wisely because we are all shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive us Ps. 51:5

So once we do realize our helplessness and our need of God’s holy Spirit to guide us in how we spend our time. This is when we become the chosen vessel, and STEWARD’S OF GOD’S TIME that He intended for us to be.

“Life is too solemn to be absorbed in temporal and earthly matters, in a treadmill of care and anxiety for the things that are but an atom in comparison with the things of eternal interest. Yet God has called us to serve Him in the temporal affairs of life. Diligence in this work is as much a part of true religion as is devotion.

The Bible gives no endorsement to idleness. It is the greatest curse that afflicts our world. Time squandered can never be recovered. We cannot call back even one moment. The only way in which we can redeem our time is by making the most of that which remains, by being co-workers with God in His great plan of redemption.

imagesIn him who does this, a transformation of character takes place. He becomes a son of God, a member of the royal family, a child of the heavenly King. He is fitted to be the companion of the angels.” (Ellen G. White Christ’s Object Lessons)

My friends, One day God will question us about our time and say to each and everyone, EITHER “Well done, good and trustworthy servant! Since you’ve been trustworthy with a small amount, of time I’ll put you in charge of a large amount (Eternal life). Come and share your Master’s joy!”

OR, He will ask you, one final question, why was, the things of this world more important then studying my word and doing my will? And the saddest words we will ever here repeated, He will say, I KNOW YOU NOT In Ephesians 5:15-17 Paul states “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is”


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY






Jan. 24, 2014



And see, now I go BOUND IN THE SPIRIT to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:22-24

carrying-the-crossMy friends let’s FOCUS today on YOUR JOURNEY, AND WHERE THE SPIRIT IS LEADING YOU, or have the things of this world not allowed a complete transformation. Are you telling yourself I’m just not ready to go there yet.

For the Past nine days I have talked about the power of the Holy Spirit and His role in our Salvation on this JOURNEY Christ places each of his Children on whose destination is the kingdom of God. As Paul was traveling to Jerusalem on His third missionary journey, his FOCUS was on the  JOURNEY in front of him, BOUND by his allegiance to bear the cross of Christ.

And like each of us who claim to be a child of God, we  must also begin to FOCUS on our JOURNEY and what God’s Spirit may ask us to do for the Master as He prepares our Character for THE PROMISE LAND. “for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it OUR AIM TO PLEASE HIM.” 2 Cor. 5:7-9

Paul knew what awaited Him but at this point in his life His goal was to finish the race and with faith, travel a similar path that Christ had traveled as Paul carried His cross with only one AIM and that was TO PLEASE THE MASTER. My friends are you preparing for such a JOURNEY “BOUND IN THE SPIRIT,” while seeking God’s kingdom.

Galatians 2:20  tells us I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which IGalatians_2_20_by_xxdisciplexx now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

My friends Through your faith and Gods WORD and Spirit, God is preparing us for the unknown. But  in order for that to happen God’s Spirit  must have full control of our MIND and BODY. FAITH is a PROCESS, a DAILY walk with God “For faith does not make things easy, it only makes things possible.”

We also must allow the Spirit to  dismantle those ”SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE SINS” as we search the scriptures and pray diligently for more grace and more of God’s Spirit. My friends we know how this controversy started and we know how it will end.

And some where on this JOURNEY we will play a VITAL PART in this conflict, But today God is trying to prepare us to be able to CARRY HIS CROSS and DRINK FROM HIS CUP. BOOT camp will soon be over, and our PASSION to Endure must be placed only on God’s promises in His WORD, and His Spirit.

My friends “The more we discipline our minds to dwell upon the character of CHRIST AND THE NEARER WE APPROACH Paran18_400_435TO His divine image, the more clearly we will discern Christ spotless perfection, and the more deeply we will feel our own defects” (E.G,. White The Sanctified life)

And that is why it is a PROCESS a movement that will take us to the threshold of eternity which Prophecy tells us is very soon “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” Matt. 25:10-13

So Focus my friends it’s all about the JOURNEY and our ENDURANCE to last, as we behold Him every step of the way, and become changed Into His likeness, for “we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY



Jan. 22, 2014


imagesCONVICTION; “a fixed or firm belief: No clever argument, and NO PERSUASIVE FACT OR THEORY COULD MAKE A DENT IN YOUR CONVICTION.”

My friends  today God  needs you to CONVICT, as you allow Gods Spirit to transform you. And With a PASSION, like you have never known before give it all to the Master.  Friends, the final days of this world is finally drawing to a close.

The first Church after Christ ascension started with just a FEW FAITHFUL MEN and WOMEN. through DEATH, PERSECUTION, AND CONVICTION ,they endured and a movement started. Our Savior is now asking the same from His Church who He expects to finish his work.

The next chapter in this controversy will soon come to a CLIMAX, “when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” Rev 8:1

“God’s dwelling place is the center of life and the scene of constant activity.Music ever echoes from the imagesvaults of heaven, and choruses composed of ten thousand times ten thousand of angel voices, sing the praises of the Lamb and of Him who sitteth on the throne. When the little company on earth are prepared, the sealing angel speeds back to heaven with the message that the work is done. Christ in the sanctuary above, lays aside His priestly robes, and the Lamb appears as the King of kings. Angel leaders marshal the hosts of heaven. The throne of Omnipotence is moved. God accompanies His Son to earth. Attended by myriads of angels, the Rulers of heaven and earth leave heaven empty, drawn earthward by the faithful ones whose hearts have become the abiding place of His ETERNAL SPIRIT.“ (E. G. White Writings)

MY friends will you be waiting for our Savior when He comes, will you have the Character of Christ “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” 1 John 3:2

And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, imagesand parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”  Acts 2:43-47

My friends this was the MOTHER CHURCH OF ALL CHRISTIAN BASED CHURCHES where each member had a fixed or firm belief: No clever argument, and “NO PERSUASIVE FACT OR THEORY COULD MAKE A DENT IN their CONVICTION” as they allowed God’s Spirit to TRANSFORM their MIND, BODY, and CHARACTER into the image of the GOOD SHEPHERD.

As a child of God, as the CHOSEN GENERATION God seeks an AGAPE LOVE from each of us. Which is a SELFLESS, SACRIFICIAL, and a UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. A love That will bear Christ cross. A love that will say to the Master with all SINCERITY, and PASSION “NOT MY WILL BUT YOUR WILL BE DONE”

It must be a PASSION, and let’s consider it a PRIVILEGE to be a chosen vessel for God right before His coming. But my friendsimages you cannot fear what the Master may ask you to do through His spirit. The Journey will be difficult Satan will use every tactic to discourage you.

But My friends if you CONVICT to Christ, as you “lay aside every weight, and the sin (especially our “SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE SINS which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” Heb12:1

And Stay FAITHFUL, as you “take the HELMET of SALVATION, and the SWORD of the SPIRIT, which is the WORD of GOD,” and PRAY without ceasing, as you continue to FOCUS, and ENDURE, forever moving toward your DESTINY which is reaching the PROMISE LAND.

“Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing will come in the morning.” My friends I hope you have enjoyed our discussions on ”THE FORGOTTEN GOD” by Francis Chan the last nine days. And I highly recommend you purchase the book and read it in it’s entirety. If you have missed any, all of our Devotionals can be found in our Active Archive section on the web site. May God bless each of you.


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY


A Discussion on the “FORGOTTEN GOD” By Francis Chan (Part Vlll)

Jan. 22, 2014

A Discussion on the “FORGOTTEN GOD” By Francis Chan (Part Vlll)

“And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.” 1 King 18:29

MtcarmelfireMy friends I need you to read 1 kings 16,17,18 and FOCUS on the main players in this Story in God’s WORD. And they are; Elijah, King Ahab, Jezebel, Baal and Jehovah. The bible also tells us “Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.” 1 king 16:33

His wife is Jezebel a heathen and a worshiper of Baal. So now through the influence of Satan Baal is introduced as the god of choice to Israel instead of the I AM OF THE UNIVERSE. Now “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.” James 5:17

Oh my friends the power of prayer and let’s never forget we have access to this same power through God’s Spirit. But such a drastic punishment for God’s chosen. Sometimes God has to use drastic measures so that His Children can focus on Him and find our way back home.

Oh but how far our God will reach to save us. The showdown is “Mount Carmel a symbol of beauty and fertility. To be fear_the_lord1given the “splendor of Carmel” was to be blessed indeed (Isa 35:2).  Solomon praised his beloved: “your head crowns you like Mount Carmel” (Song 7:5).  But for Carmel to wither was a sign of devastating judgment (Nahum 1:4).”

Today God  will show Israel through Elijah that He is the only true God. As the 400 prophets of Baal were embarrassed and destroyed. All in one day. “Now when all the people saw God’s awesome power, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!” 1 kings 18:39

My friends where I need you to FOCUS on today is, when the Holy Spirit transforms your life into the image of God can your friends, family, love ones, co-workers, neighbor’s, and the world recognize a sharp contrast between you and the world.

Are the fruit Of God’s Spirit firmly embedded into your life, which are the fruits of galatians-52223_3926_1280x1024LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS,FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS,AND SELF CONTROL. “ Do you Exhibit more KINDNESS and FAITHFULNESS then the MORMONS? More SELF CONTROL then your MUSLIM friends? More PEACE than the BUDDHISTS? And more JOY then the ATHEISTS? “

My friends remember we worship the ONLY TRUE GOD. So where do we stand as a Child of God when the world see’s us. Do they marvel at the vast difference and say “YOUR LORD, HE IS GOD” or do we blend in with our surroundings.

But my friends when everyone around you can see Christ in all you do, then you will know that self has died and only Christ and His Spirit lives in you. Remember often times our Journey takes us into many valleys along the way. God’s blessings and the fact that we still praise God in spite of our everyday challenges, let’s each of us know that our life is now all about God.

And one day his faithful will be rewarded for our ENDURANCE and FAITH for no 991587.spiritprayer“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Cor 2:9

So my friends today look back over your life and see where God has brought you from in each situation and circumstances. And like Elijah whose heartfelt prayers and supplication brought fire from heaven our continued faith in God’s promises each day and His response to us through His Spirit is our fire from heaven experience.


But like Elijah when He asked Israel, so the Holy Spirit is asking you today “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21 My friends we have many Baals we worship each day. But today my friends just stop and let God and His Spirit take full Control and “lay aside every weight, and the sin (Especially our SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE  SINS) which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.


So my friends today. Stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY