Archives for February 2014


Feb. 28, 2013


Bible_compassThe Child of God who continues to run from a TOTAL COMMITMENT to Christ. Who always tells themselves I have time to change, are usually lead by Satan to go as far as possible away from Christ until their spiritual compass no longer points to the loving arms of the Good Shepherd.

Satan’s stronghold over us begins when we give him permission to enter our lives through those “SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE SINS” that the god of this world has told us they are really not sin, you aren’t hurting anyone, you know SCANDAL comes on tonight so you make the choice to spend your evening in front of the TV and not in seeking God’s PRESENCE in His word.

Remember God wants all of us even our TIME. If we are not forever protected by the armor of Christ salvation, we then allow the forces of evil to enter and even though we go to church each week, we visit the sick, feed the homeless, are on the deaconess and deacon board, we have still not made a TOTAL COMMITMENT to give it all to the Master.

And Satan then has a legal claim to us because of the choices that we make. ‘That’s why it is important to know who we arefear_the_lord1 in Christ. John 1:12 (NKJV) tells us “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” Next as a child of God what are our rights and privileges.

Psalm 8:4-6 (NKJV) says “What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and you have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet.”

And then what power, and authority do we have as God’s children against Satan. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (ESV) tells us For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.”

peter_sinking_in_water1As “heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ” it is important to pray without ceasing, for ourselves and others we love, who may be blinded by the stronghold of Satan and can’t recognize the forces of evil to get free. As Christians and believers in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, we have the power through Christ His word and Spirit to take authority over the enemy.

By calling out the name of Jesus when we see ourselves drifting as Peter. “When he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him Matt 14:30-31 (ESV) Remember Our Lord and Savior has proclaim “liberty to all who are held captive by Satan.”

My friends God’s Word is like a mirror to our lives. but we must realize as we look into that mirror today, how far short we have fallen from the glory and purity of God and of the high standard set for us, which is the cross.  The believer who longs for a personal revival Must decide that they want a PASSION for the PRESENCE of GOD, and a TOTAL COMMITMENT to his will.


God is looking for DEDICATED SOLDIERS as we enter the threshold of the PROMISE LAND “The greatest want of the world is the want of men, and women who will not be bought or sold; men and women who in their inmost souls are true and honest; who do not fear to call sin by its right name; whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; who will stand for the right though the heavens fall. His law is the great standard of right, and with it every act of life must be compared in that day when God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or evil. Purity of heart will lead to purity of life. All excuses for sin are vain. Who can plead for the sinner when God testifies against him?” (E.G.White) SO TOTAL COMMITMENT TO CHRIST, THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!!!


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




FEB. 27, 2014


Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity 38 years. Jesus saw him lying there, and asked, WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE? My friends How bad do you want the transforming power of God’s Spirit to MAKE YOU WHOLE to give you a new life and Character in the Image of the Good Shepherd Himself.

At_The_Pool_of_Bethesda_lg1That is where I need you to take your Focus today. Christ knew the man had no business waiting for any movement of water for 38 years, simply because Christ knew this water had no supernatural power to heal. The very source of creation, and life itself stood right in front of him, not in any body of water.

The scriptures tells us “Come to me, ALL who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matt. 11:28-30 (ESV)

I am not sure if this man had any relationship with Christ before this point the scriptures does not say. But what is so Great about our Savior, is He was still willing to SAVE and SERVE all who comes to him with a sincere and contrite heart.

“THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE” “I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” Luke 5:32 (NKJV) today our prayers must be MY GOD “ABOVE ALL ELSE GIVE ME YOURSELF THROUGH YOUR SPIRIT AND MAKE ME WHOLE”

And once you have found The saving grace of Christ. FOREVER FOCUS ON  Ps.119 1-8 (TLB) “Happy are all who perfectlyimages follow the laws of God. Happy are all who search for God and always do his will, rejecting compromise with evil and walking only in his paths.

You have given us your laws to obey oh, how I want to follow them consistently. Then I will not be disgraced, for I will have a clean record. After you have corrected me, I will thank you by living as I should! I will obey!

Oh, don’t forsake me and let me slip back into sin again” “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.” Ps. 36:9 oh! how many will loose sight of the Saving grace of God because you did not recognize the fountain of life was right in your PRESENCE but you did not recognige it because you were blimded by the god of this world and what he had to offer.

christ_knocks_on_the_door_by_hdchristianimages-d4q84tvAs you think of your own lives, we search for answers, and solutions to our problems when Christ has already solved them 2,000 years ago, and today he is standing at the door of our hearts knocking for us to let Him in, and wondering, why we have not responded when He continues to ask us WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE

(Psalm 46:10). Tells us “The answer to our questions, our decisions, is always Christ. He is the Front Gate of the path that follows the right decision.” Is it possible to be paralyzed in sin for so many years and just not want TO BE MADE WHOLE by the Masters touch?

Maybe the man like ourselves had just gotten used to his way of life. The pool was a familiar, and safe environment. Have we as Christians gotten familiar to our environment of sin, that we don’t recognize Christ or His presence among us.

Are we spiritually sick? Living such a comfortable and easy life that we don’t want to change or BE MADE WHOLE. HaveYoung-man-in-prayer we become so complacent, lackadaisical, and self-indulgent, that we have forgotten how to respond to Jesus PRESENCE AMONG US.

When Christ ask the man WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE he should have cried out “Yes! Yes! Yes! My God Yes! I would give anything to be healed. especially by the touch of the Master. For 38 years he was looking for something that He could have had weather he was sick or not and did not know it But in Gods Mercy and Grace He did MAKE HIM WHOLE. My friends will you respond today also and LET CHRIST MAKE YOU WHOLE before it is to late.



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




Feb. 26, 2014


“And as the sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, and had lowered the ship’s boat into the sea under pretense of laying out anchors from the bow, Paul said to the CENTURION and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved.” Acts 17:30-31 (ESV)

My friends I urge you to read Acts 27 and 28 where it tells of Paul’s voyage to Rome as a prisoner to stand before Caesar boatfor accusation “of stirring up riots among the Jews all over the world.” When in reality it was all about Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, and the Jews continued hatred towards the name of Christ, “the only name by which they could have received Salvation.”

But where I need you to focus today is the statement Paul made to the CENTURION in the verse above “UNLESS THESE MEN STAY IN THE SHIP, YOU CANNOT BE SAVED.” Today we are going to make the SAVING GRACE and MERCIES OF GOD and His SPIRIT the ship, we all must stay in, in order to receive Salvation.

And as we move deeper and deeper out into the open waters of life, and the rain and storms seems to never cease, while Satan is beckoning us to seek refuge in him. That is when more then ever, we must realize we are only SAFE WHEN WE STAY IN THE SHIP and keep our eyes focused on the one who Paid it all for our Salvation.

“So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for REFUGE can have great confidence as we hold to the HOPE that lies before us. This HOPE is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” Heb. 6:18-19 (ESV)

That verse my friends is where I need you to focus also, and that is when the ship is tossed in the raging storms of life, and all templeinsidehope seems lost, God’s PROMISES and OATH tells us that HE is our HOPE, and He is also a STRONG and TRUSTWORTHY ANCHOR that will also lead us to His INNER SANCTUARY.

At one time this INNER SANCTUARY was sacred and only the High Priest could enter, but now if we stay in the Ship, all will be lead through FAITH, and ENDURANCE into the very PRESENCE of God, “behind the veil and into the Holy of Holies. Unlike Israel’s High Priest, we are to enter BOLDLY.”

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us IN OUR TIME OF NEED,” Hebrews 4:16 (NIV) and when that ship seems to be sinking with no rescue in sight, and “when the storms of life are raging, and the billows roll, He shall hide each of us safe in His caring, and loving arms.”

images“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 So my friends our LIVING HOPE lies at the CROSS and the RESURRECTION of Christ.

For the “Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deut. 31:8 (ESV)  for God’s FAITHFUL who he has CHOSEN to serve Him and finish up his MANDATE here on earth who STAYS ON THE SHIP, and encourages others to STAY ON THE SHIP as we spread the good news of the gospel, He will lead to LIFE ETERNAL in His pure and holy kingdom.

Friends “the curtain has been pulled back  by God’s holy angels” “As we see that lawlessness continues to abound, and the love of many continues to grow cold.”  But for each of us who STAYS IN THE SHIP one day soon “the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ will come” and His reward will be with Him, and He will give to each person according to” if they STAYED IN THE SHIP OR NOT.


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



Feb, 25, 2014


Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 (ESV)

Is God expecting PERFECTION, IN THE 21ST CENTURY FROM HIS CHILDREN? Or are we given a pass because Satan has hqdefaultmade that thin line between good and evil so blurred right here before Christ return. My friends first let’s see what the scriptures says

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the PRESENT AGE,” Titus 2:11-12(ESV) PRESENT AGE Sounds like the 21st century to me.

So let’s focus our attention today  on our Savior “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet he did not sin.” Heb. 4:15 (NIV)

My friends God’s only begotten Son set the bar 2000 years ago with a flawless Character, and a perfection, and love that cannot be duplicated by any created being and it all climaxed on Calvary. But what does God expect from His Children IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

How do we follow Christ’s example when we were “brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did our mother’s conceive us.” Psalm praise51:5 (ESV) words spoken from the Palmist Himself David who must have come close to PERFECTION for God said he was a man after His on heart.

But wasn’t David a murderer and an adulterer. Imperfect as David was still a man after God’s own heart. Well maybe the High tech 21st century got to have it now Christian has a chance. But let’s first go over a few crucial steps, starting with the FIRST, we must have a CONTRITE, and HUMBLE heart.

“For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” Isaiah 66:2 (ESV)

And next we must be REPENTANT. “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced “The Kingdom of God is near! REPENT of your sins and believe the Good News!” Mark 1:15 (NLT) My friends we then forever must PRAISE his name in WORSHIP for all He has done.

repentance“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his PRESENCE with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Ps.100:1-5 (ESV)  and finally WE MUST SERVE as CHRIST SERVED.

“Though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the FORM OF A SERVANT, being born in the likeness of men. Phil. 2:6-7(ESV)  Yes my friends We may fall down and make terrible mistakes like David.

But as a Child of God how do we recover from our fall is what God is looking at as candidates for his kingdom, as we get up, serve-300x225remain FOCUSED, and continue on this journey God has placed us on. While we continue to seek with PASSION, to be in the PRESENCE of Christ daily.

These few steps my friends is what God expects, NOT PERFECTION but a HEART that never stops seeking Christ, and as God sees our PASSION, FAITHFULNESS and ENDURANCE in spite of the adversity each day from the god of this world.

God will say to His Children one day soon. They are men and women after mine on heart. “They have come out of the great tribulation, they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb,” they have remained FOCUSED, and ENDURED to the end. Come my Children and ENTER INTO MY KINGDOM.

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




Feb. 24, 2014


“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Matthew 6:24 (ESV)

plutocracy_640x477PLUTOCRACY: A government or state in which the wealthy class rules.

OLIGARCHY: a form of government in which all power is vested in a dominant class.

My friends “The historian Plutarch warned us long ago of what happens when there is no brake on the power of great wealth to subvert the electorate. “The abuse of buying and selling votes,” he wrote of Rome, “crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections.

Later on, this process of corruption spread in the law courts and to the army, and finally, when even the sword became enslaved by the power of gold, the republic was subjected to the rule of emperors.”A SYNOPSIS OF THE 21 CENTURY SOCIETY, we live in.

But, what you are seeing in our society today will no longer be solved, at marches, rallies, or sit-in’s, like in the sixties. But only when God say’s “IT IS  FINISHED”. But today God is calling each of His children to focus on finishing this journeygolden-calf He has placed us on, as we make the god of this world irreverent, where he along with “the root of all evil” money, rules the heart and mind of the majority even if you have it or not.

My friends we must never stop seeking a PASSION for the PRESENCE of God until we can see the clouds open, and our Savior enters with “ten thousand, times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands of voices uniting and swelling the sky in a mighty chorus of praise, and” Halleluiah.

Today, the “AMERICAN OLIGARCHY” bows down to the Golden Calf as they repeat the words Oh heavenly wealth, hallowed be thy name, It’s US against THEM.

But “all the riches that the wealthiest ever possessed will not be of sufficient value to cover the smallest sin before God. Repentance, true humility, a broken heart and a contrite spirit, alone will be accepted of him.”(White)

“The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone will be imgresexalted in that day. For the Lord of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up and it shall be brought low.” Isaiah 2:11-12 (ESV)

Friends we must never get discouraged about what we don’t have as long as we Have God’s assurance that His Son suffered and DIED FOR EVERYONE. Rev. 22:12 (NIV) tells us “I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to EACH PERSON according to what they have done.”

That verse tells me that God has no respecter of person no matter what class you belong to. So friends let’s all get to work. There is a world that must be informed, whether RICH or POOR,  1%ters  OR THE 47% of the good news of Salvation and Christ soon return.

God calls you today Like The words in the marriage vows say. God is asking us to”FORSAKE ALL OTHERS” There can be only one Master, and Satan has told everyone who will listen that your Master can be money in a world where only a few whose eyes are not centered on Christ determines whether the poor eat or not.

1 Timothy 6:10 (ESV) tells us “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the FAITH, and pierced themselves with many pangs” My friends God is calling us into A Acts-4-12arelationship with him today through His Word and Spirit as we finish His work here on earth.

This earth will be destroyed soon as “lawlessness continues to abound, and the love of many continues to grow cold, (against the have nots) But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” So keep your focus on Christ, Like a compass needle, that always points north, never lose sight of Him. “for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 (ESV) And that name is Jesus Christ. Not the love of Money


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








Feb. 23, 2014


“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” “Psalm 46:10 (ESV)


imgresThe prophet Elijah, the one who sits now in the heavenly realms in God’s kingdom. The one who along with Moses was sent by the father to comfort Christ on the Mount of transfiguration. Also on Mount Carmel, he inspired repentance from God’s chosen who had turned their attention and commitment to other gods.

As he spoke the words “How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. 1 King 18:21 (KJV) But upon seeing the power of God through Elijah who brought down fire.

1 kings 18:39 (KJV) tells us, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.” Then Elijah called on the people to slay the 450 prophets of Ba’al and 400 prophets of Asherah. Then calling on God again, it  rains after a three year drought.

Oh what FAITH, as God’s chosen, we should all have as we move closer to Christ second coming. BUT, here comes that word run-hills-300x200again. Why my friends do we allow the BUT of discouragement, the BUT of depression, and the BUT of temptations to take us in another direction, other than where God is trying to lead us on this journey He has us on.

BUT, upon hearing of Elijah’s Victories Jezebel “sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” 1 Kings 19:2 (KJV)

Elijah at that moment literally ran for his life. “The moment of Elijah’s greatest victory became the very context for his greatest temptation, as he was devastated, discouraged and depressed to the point of hopeless despair by Jezebel’s vengeful threat to kill him.”

Completely alone, Elijah takes refuge in a cave, but my friends there is no hiding place from God He sees everything. But a word came from the Lord “What are you doing here, Elijah?” Elijah complains, forgetting all that God had done for him up to this point, sounds like you and I doesn’t it my friends.

1Ki19WhatRuDoingHereElijahGod tells him to, “Go stand upon the mount” “And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces; but the Lord was not in the wind: then the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: then fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: AND THEN A STILL SMALL VOICE.” 1 Kings 19:11-12

This is where I need you to focus on today my friends, that STILL SMALL VOICE of God. You would think that the creator of our universe, it would be impossible for Him to speak lightly, but my friends for our benefit He uses A STILL SMALL VOICE.  for there must be a PASSION from within to hear HIS VOICE and we also must “Be still, and know that he is God.”  In every situation and circumstances in our life.

The secret of true obedience is having a close and personal relationship with God as we seek HIS STILL SMALL VOICE with a PASSION to be in His PRESENCE. Every day we must have total access through God’s SPIRIT in the abiding PRESENCE FELLOWSHIP, and LOVE of Jesus Christ.

And that only comes through the continuously purifying power of God’s Word and The blood of Jesus Christ that cleanseth us be-stillfrom all sin.”  as we allow God’s spirit to take full and complete CONTROL and once we have allowed this to happen we will then here that STILL SMALL VOICE.

We then put on His whole armor, that each of His FAITHFUL “may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” And once our Focus is only on God we must be prepared to act on what ever He ask of us.” My friends God is finishing up His work on earth and he needs you to prepare your HEART, MIND and BODY for whatever he may ask. BUT only if your PASSION is in hearing God’s STILL SMALL VOICE as he leads us to HIS KINGDOM and LIFE ETERNAL.


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




Feb. 22, 2014


“When we all get to Heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be When we all see Jesus We’ll sing and shout the victory. WHILE WE WALK THE PILGRAM PATHWAY Clouds will over spread the sky… Onward to the prize before us, Soon His beauty we’ll behold, Soon the Pearly Gates will open and we shall tread the streets of gold.”

lostsheepSometimes my friends “when I get weary and my burdens get me down, and I just can’t see my way. He gives me PEACE wonderful Peace down from the father.” Yes my friends He is THE JOY OF MY LIFE. He also allows me to look back when life was simple.

He allows me to remember the innocent days being a youth when most of us had our parents to help the Good Shepherd guard His sheep along the way. And then one day we become grown and wandered away from the flock.

But the Mercies, Grace, and the love of God. How far did His hand reach to bring us back into His fold. So that is why my PASSION to SERVE will continues until “WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN, AND OH WHAT A DAY OF REJOICING THAT WILL BE.”

This journey God has placed His Children own will finally be over, and soon WE WILL WALK THE PILGRAM PATHWAY. Webster tells us a PILGRAM is a; TRAVELER OR WANDERER, ESPECIALLY IN A FOREIGN PLACE, one who has journeyed, some distance, and for most of us it has been a VERY LONG JOURNEY.

Oh the trials and tribulation that we have encountered along the way. But God’s Spirit continues to Guide us that is why as His children we “fear no evil: for God will always be with us;” “And my friends soon, His beauty we’ll behold, soon the Pearly Gates will open and soon we shall tread the streets of gold.” And we can finally sit down and REST.

And then we will realize never again will we have to rush, for we HAVE AN ETERNITY TO GET THERE. My friends we will This_Side_of_Heaven_Background_by_mysticmorningalso no longer be a PILGRAM in a foreign land for we will FINALLY BE HOME where we BELONG.

“And the years of eternity, as they roll, will bring richer and still more glorious revelations of God and of Christ. As knowledge is progressive, so will love, reverence, and happiness increase. The more men learn of God, the greater will be their admiration of His character.

As Jesus opens before them the riches of redemption and the amazing achievements in the great controversy with Satan, the hearts of the ransomed thrill with more fervent devotion, and with more rapturous joy they sweep the harps of gold; and ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of voices unite to swell the mighty chorus of praise.

“And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Revelation 5:13 (E.G. White) My friends I can’t stop talking about the PASSION we will have to have to make heaven our home a reality.

IMG_1255Peter tells us “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as STRANGER AND PILGRIMS…..” 1 Peter 2:9-11 (KJV)

IN A FOREIGN PLACE FRIENDS we now wait. But as Christians we must still make our stay here relevant even though we “desire a better country” We still have a lot of work to do for the Master. That is why the Cross must for every be before us as we continue to carry it while spreading the good news of the gospel, and SERVE.

That my FRIENDS is our only duty IN THIS FOREIGN LAND THAT WE ARE PIRGRIMS IN, AND THAT IS TO SERVE as Christ served “….But whoever would be great among you must be your servant.” Matt. 20:26 (ESV)


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






Eeb. 21, 2014


Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” “Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, FOLLOW Me.” Matt. 19:16, 19:21 (NKJV)  My friends THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IS THE MINIMUM STANDARD OF OBEDIENCE.

romans-12TRANSFORMATION, GIVE IT ALL TO THE MASTER, take up your CROSS AND FOLLOW CHRIST. My friends “Spiritual deficiencies, cannot be overlooked nor minimized for the mission of Jesus is sacred. Compromise cannot be tolerated every selfish indulgence must be surrendered.

How many have come to Christ, ready to cast their interests in with his, and, like the rich young ruler, earnestly desiring to inherit eternal life! But when the cost is presented to them-when they are told that they must forsake all, houses and lands, wife and children, and count not their lives dear unto themselves-they go away sorrowful.

They want the treasures of heaven, and the life that measures with the life of God, but they are not willing to give up their earthly treasures. They are not willing to surrender all to obtain the crown of life.” (E. G. White)

My friends if it was only about God’s Precepts the TEN COMMANDMENTS, The GATE to God’s kingdom would become imagesVERY WIDE and the road very BROAD, and  many would be able to enter THROUGH. BUT, TRANSFORMATION, GIVE IT ALL TO THE MASTER, take up your CROSS AND FOLLOW CHRIST, there can be no compromise.

So there must be a PASSION that inspires you through God’s Spirit that gives you “confidence that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ“ Phil. 1:6 (NKJV)

So friends there is only one way and that is you must travel the narrow road for “Wide is the gate and BROAD is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But SMALL is the GATE and NARROW the ROAD THAT LEADS TO LIFE, and ONLY A FEW find it. Matt. 7:13-14 (NKJV)

My friends if your PASSION to serve Christ is not rooted, and grounded in the word of God and His Spirit. Your Faith will be like “A sower who went out to sow his seed, the seed being the word of God. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.” Luke 8:5-14 (ESV)

תשוקה, Leidenschaft, կիրք, vášeň, ვნება, silakbo, ng damdamin, פוליטיקה, 열정, 情熱, страсть, ความชอบ, לייַדנשאַפט, tutku, pasja,  شور,  ghairah,  לייַדנשאַפט, Ï€Î¬Î¸Î¿Ï‚ passion,  paixón, intohimo, silakbo ng damdamin. PASSION, it means the same in all languages.

scriptures_id10736432_size0[1]I attempted to use the word PASSION in as many languages as I could find with the HOPE, and PRAYER, that you will somehow center your Focus on where you are going to have to be MENTALLY in order, to ENDURE what lies in front of a child of God whose DETERMINATION it is to finish  this JOURNEY God has placed us on to the promise land.

Because without PASSION, you have no WILL, no DESIRE, no HOPE, and without that, you can never picture TRANSFORMATION, GIVE IT ALL TO THE MASTER, and take up your CROSS AND FOLLOW CHRIST, or SALVATION, or RIGHTEOUS by FAITH, or HOPE, or SANCTIFICATION, or JUSTIFICATION, or REDEEMED by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB and most of all ETERNAL LIFE.

Yes my friends those words will never seem like a reachable goal without the PASSION to achieve them, they will always remain only words with no meaning. Mycarrying-the-cross friends everyone will have their own ending to this controversy between GOOD and EVIL one day, but through God’s GRACE, MERCY and LOVE you are allowed to write your own.

But it must be written in your heart, and WITH PASSION, and MEANING before you will hear the words that Christ will say with PASSION “WELL DONE, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matt. 25:21(NIV)


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




Feb. 20, 2014


I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to LIVE IS CHRIST and to DIE IS GAIN. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; Philippians 1:20-23 (NIV)

carrying-the-crossMy friends I can truly say Paul is the ultimate example of someone who Satan had somehow created a path into their life. But by God’s GRACE, LOVE and MERCY through the power of His Spirit had been transformed into the likeness and character of Christ.

And once that happen Paul’s life was completely saturated with one thought, and that was for each of us to “FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLE AS HE FOLLOWED THE EXAMPLE OF CHRIST.”1Cor. 11:1(NIV)  And from that point on he had only one PASSION; to SERVE GOD, CARRY HIS CROSS, AND PREACH THE GOSPEL.

His life exemplified the POWER OF LOVE that could only come from CHRIST. Oh the PASSION of PAUL, what we all as Children of God should strive for as we try to understand the PASSION OF CHRIST.

The DAMASCUS ROAD EXPERIENCE  the experience of  TRANSFORMATION through Christ, and His Spirit was the imagesMission Statement that Paul exemplified to the world “FOLLOW MY EXAMPLE AS I FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF CHRIST.”

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Cor. 5:20-21 (NIV)

My friends oh what FAITH in what God had done in his life, and had continued to do each day. He was “CONFIDENT that He who began a good work in him would carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil. 1:6 (NIV) So His life was forever centered on Christ, and Christ desire for him.

My friends the question you must ask, deep within is when do I, as God’s CHOSEN, become so close in MY walk with God, that I can look at MY friends, family, love-one’s, co-workers, neighbors and anyone who will listen and say “FOLLOW MY EXAMPLE AS I FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF CHRIST.”

imagesPaul also tells us that “TO DIE IS GAIN”, he knew death meant the next face He would see would be Christ, and then his reward, the Eternal Kingdom, but he also knew that there was still work to be done for Christ here on earth so his only alternative was to make sure self-died Daily

“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 faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Gal 2:20 (NIV) My friends we have to make some life changing decisions now if our desire is to make heaven our home.

Because the closer we get to Christ second coming, the harder it will be to make those decisions which is to give it all to the Master. Satan knows His days are numbered. Soon we will face trials of many kinds like we have never seen before. My friends are you PREPARED, is your FAITH “STEADFAST, UNMOVABLE always ABOUNDING in the LORD.”

Because you know that the testing of your faith produces PERSEVERANCE. So let PERSEVERANCE finish its work so thatimgres you may be mature and complete, not LACKING ANYTHING.” James 1:3-4 (NIV)

Once again MY FRIENDS “When you reach that FINAL SUNSET and you look into HIS EYES, will the tears you shed be tears of joy or would they be your last goodbye.” It will be a tragedy to get to that day that you waited for all your life, and realize that all you had accumulated and accomplished on this earth “COULD NOT COMPARE TO ETERNAL LIFE” THAT YOU HAVE NOW LOST.


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



Feb 19, 2014


“Knowing that the testing of your FAITH produces PATIENCE. But let PATIENCE have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, LACKING NOTHING. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all LIBERALLY and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in FAITH……” James 1:3-6 (NKJV)

imagesMy friends Today let’s FOCUS on our FAITH, and the GRACE, and MERCY of God who gave His only Begotten Son for our Salvation, and a Son who laid down His life for our transgressions. First let’s go to 1 Peter 2:21-25 (NKJV)

“For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, LEAVING YOU AN EXAMPLE FOR YOU TO FOLLOW IN HIS STEPS, who committed no sin…He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. For you were CONTINUALLY STRAYING LIKE SHEEP, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.”

My friends COUNTDOWN started at CALVARY and I think after 2,000 years it is safe to say it’s been a MARATHON. But if your sight is constantly on the prize even though you were CONTINUALLY STRAYING LIKE SHEEP off the course.

Satan has made this race absolutely grueling, as we now approach the final lap, Athlete Running Through Finish Lineand if you are a Child of God you should be visualizing in HOPE of  finishing soon, and receiving your reward.

And not to the first place finisher or to the one who ran the fastest, but to whoever ENDURES through FAITH with the WEIGHT of only the CROSS on their shoulders.

And of course to all who are moving with the same PASSION, and determination, with the guidance of the Spirit of God in this final lap as you did when you first started this race as you continue to spread the good news of Christ saving grace to friends, family, love one’s, co-workers, and a world that has lost sight of the SAVING GRACE AND MERCY of our savior.

imagesWhile never ceasing to ask the question; what else God? I’m still AVAILABLE. There is still more of me left, because there is still breath in my body. Friends VICTORY is hard, the course is narrow, few will finish, but if  through our Faith, and God’s Spirit HOLD ON to the promises in God’s Word. “GOD will never leave nor forsake us.”

Imagine the Storms of this life that has allowed, despair, heartache’s, pain, misery and death, will no longer exist in God’s kingdom. But today our FOCUS must be on the fact that TIME, GRACE, and the Mercies of God has taken its TOIL.

God has allowed your STORM, whatever it may be, to become a constant measure of your faith and righteousness as you wrestled against the principalities, and the rulers of the darkness of this world. Oh but my God promises are sure and complete “…not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.. 2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)

1 John 4:4 (ASV) tells us “Ye are of God, my little children, and have overcome them: because greater is HE that is in you roadthan he that is in the world.” My friends In other words the Destiny that my God has set for His Children, as He transforms our character to be like His. Is greater than any storm that Satan may create in our life to discourage us from finishing this race, and entering God’s pure and holy kingdom.

Friends GOD will get us to the promise land if we only BELIEVE, as He allows His FAITHFUL to understand, and focus on the fact that He is the PERFECT STORM of our LIFE. Ps. 16:8-11(NKJV) tells us “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your PRESENCE is fullness of JOY; At Your right hand are PLEASURES FOREVERMORE.” OH MY FRIENDS THE GRACE AND MERCIES OF GOD.



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