Archives for April 2014


April 30, 2014


Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 (ESV)

PronghornCheetahscienceartcom“A television documentary pointed out that the cheetah survives on the African plains by running down its prey. The big cat can sprint seventy miles per hour. But the cheetah cannot SUSTAIN that pace for long.

Within its long, sleek body is a disproportionately SMALL HEART, which causes the cheetah to tire quickly. Unless the cheetah catches its prey in the first flurry, it must abandon the chase. But the Pronghorn Antelopes, on the other hand, can maintain speeds of 60 mph for miles at a time.

If the Cheetah and pronghorn were running side by side, and if the track was longer than a quarter of a mile, the pronghorn would win it, no contest,”  So the question you must ask yourselves today, AS A CHOSEN VESSEL OF GOD WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF YOUR ENDURANCE?

What is the staying power you have in finishing up our Saviors mandate? Will your HEART allow you to maintain the ENDURANCE to finish the race? Remember if Christ is our example, He finished His Fathers work here on earth and ENDURED until His Journey was completed on Calvary.

Once again how far are you willing to go for our Savior, how often are you willing to STUDY and PRAY as you seek imgresthe same power our Savior received that gave Him the ENDURANCE to carry the cross for our Salvation.

Joshua 1:8 (ESV) tells us “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8 (ESV)

My friends I need you to focus today, on the words “MEDITATE ON IT DAY AND NIGHT.” As we move closer to the second coming of Christ, our time must never be allocated for SELF, as a chosen vessel for Christ “we must crucify SELF as we live our life through Him who gave it all for us on Calvary.”

1218_boston-marathon-2In Joshua 1:9 (ESV) He tells us “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” “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 1:12-13 (ESV)

This is a MARATHON we are in not a SPRINT, we must be MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY and most of all SPIRITUALLY able to FINISH this JOURNEY, for there will be steep mountains, deep valleys and crevasses, High tides and sweltering heat at every turn.

ENDURANCE will take total commitment in the study of God’s Word while His Spirit takes full control of our life as we finish God’s mandate. Our staying power is then like the Pronghorn Antelopes who may not be the fastest but can ENDURE till the race is over.

So as a Child of God, we must out distance the god of this world. Remember we have the advantage of being covered 7_heavenwith the armor of God and the blood of Jesus Christ. Not like the cheetah who starts out fast, but in the end becomes a prey who is vulnerable and weak, because his HEART will not sustain the challenge.

Friends if our ENDURANCE is limited we also become a prey to the god of this world. “For it is for discipline that you have to ENDURE. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

Because if we plan to enter God’s kingdom we must be “SAFE TO SAVE” and if we are, His promise to us is ENDURE because “…I go to prepare a place for you?……and I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14:1-4 (ESV)


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



April 29, 2014


“ALL TO JESUS I SURRENDER, ALL TO HIM I FREELY GIVE; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live. All to Jesus I SURRENDER, humbly at His feet I bow, Worldly pleasures all forsaken; Take me, Jesus, take me now. All to Jesus I SURRENDER, Lord, I give myself to Thee; Fill me with Thy love and power, Let Thy blessing fall on me.” 

Have you ever wondered how Cancer develops in one’s body? Well it all starts imageswhen cells in a one part of the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in most parts of the body divide only to replace worn out or dying cells, but cancer cells continue to grow and divide.

They are different from normal cells; instead of dying, they outlive normal cells and continue to form new abnormal cells. Cancer cells develop because of damage to DNA. In cancer cells, the damaged DNA is not repaired.

Often, cancer cells travel to other parts of the body where they begin to grow and replace normal tissue. These cancer cells, if they are not entirely eradicated, will continue to multiply and will eventually kill.

My friends cancer and sin are much alike we must completely eradicate sin if we wish to live abundant lives in Christ. Romans 12:2 (ESV) tells us Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Luke 9:23-24 (ESV) states. And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his bodyimmunecross daily and follow me….” But we will never be able to divorce our self from sin unless we recognize that the cancer exist in our life.

No matter how small the cancer or sin may be sin will eventually kill “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 (NIV) who is the great Physician.

In addition we must SURRENDER it all as we begin to allow the Spirit of God to completely transform our mind and body from the results of sin to the Character and  life that we live through Christ whose personal blood gives us the transfusion that makes this all possible.

“When the heart (SURRENDERS) to the influence of the Spirit of God, the conscience will be quickened, and the sinner will discern something of the depth and sacredness of God’s holy law, the foundation of His government in heaven and on earth.

The “Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world,” illumines the secret chambers of the soul, and the hidden things of darkness are made manifest. John 1:9 (KJV) Conviction takes hold upon the mind and heart.

The sinner has a sense of the righteousness of Jehovah and feels the terror of appearing, in his own guilt and uncleanness, before the Searcher of hearts. He sees the love of God, the beauty of holiness, the joy of purity; he longs to be cleansed and to be restored to communion with Heaven. “(E. G. White Steps to Christ, p. 24.)

imgresSo  friends surrender today “And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,  he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard..” Col. 1:22-23 (ESV)

As we SURRENDER, there also must be Repentance and Restoration which leads to the sinner entering into the Presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as we completely move in a new direction. Because up to this point you have not allowed God’s Spirit to completely cut out the cancer of this world that has distracted you from SURRENDERING it all to the Master, so the sin has just laid dormant.

So today I appeal to you therefore, “brothers, and sisters by the grace and mercies of God,” please, SURRENDER IT ALL TO HIM AS YOU PREPARE FOR LIFE ETERNAL.


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




April 28, 2014


No temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin), [no matter how it comes or where it leads] has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man [that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience, and such as man can bear]. But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature], and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure, but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place), that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently. 1 Cor. 10:13 (AMP)

Tried-and-TemptedThe text above is Amplified so you can make it PERSONAL for your situation, as we FOCUS on the amazing God we serve, a God who will analyze and dissect each trial personally to make it fit for each unique situations.

So God says, the trials of your life are uniquely different from my trials because I may not be strong enough to handle the same trials as you. But in all situations our loving God has developed a way of escape.

Yes my friends A road-map for Nero, Aldolph Hitler, Charles Manson, even Judas, the betrayer of Christ. Yes the most wicked, on all accounts in our society and also His faithful Children, so all may receive life eternal. That tells us all sin is an abomination unto God.

Now let’s go to Wikipedia the Internet Encyclopedia. In addition, this is what it tells us about Jeffrey Dahmer, the sadistic murderer, who dismembered 17 men and boys; “Shortly after completing his lengthy confessions in 1991, Dahmer had requested to Detective Patrick Murphy that he be given a copy of the Bible.

This request was granted and Dahmer gradually devoted himself to religion and became a born-again Christian. In Dahmer-in-People-magazine-jeffrey-dahmer-10163677-750-998May, 1994, Dahmer was baptized by Roy Ratcliff, a minister in the Church of Christ and a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, in the prison whirlpool.

Following his baptism, Ratcliff visited Dahmer on a weekly basis up until November, 1994. Dahmer and Ratcliff regularly discussed the prospect of death and Dahmer questioned whether he was sinning against God by continuing to live. On the morning of November 28, 1994, Dahmer was killed in prison.

My friends this is where I need you to focus today. In Gods pure and holy kingdom if we see Mr. Dahmer sitting at the Banquet table of the redeemed, we will then understand the love, grace and mercy of our Savior who provided a way of escape for all.

Consistent with this and without any reservation our words will be, thank God the blood of Jesus was shed for all, from the most sadistic of our society on earth, to  His faithful Deacon and Deaconess who eventually after years of praying and keeping their eyes on Jesus finally overcame those “SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE SINS.”

banquet_table_in_HeavenRemember my friends every Child of God “was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did (our) mother conceive (us).” Ps 51:5 (KJV)  “There is Power in the blood of Jesus Christ,” and when we place our lives up against the purity of His.

Our condemnation no matter who we are or how many sins we have committed should be given the sentence of death. “Then cast into the furnace of fire. (Where) there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

But thank God our Savior ”provided a means of escape that we may all be capable and strong enough to bear up under the weight of ALL SINS  PATIENTLY. Friends, God still extends His grace, so please give it all to the Master.

Overcoming is not just about us. Our Savior has a stake in this controversy. Remember He Left his kingdom to come among us, He paid a very High price to save all who believe. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, “stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,” 1 Cor. 15:58 (NIV)



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



April 27, 2014


Today my friends let’s FOCUS on the Storms of our life that has allowed a state of depression, and despair to exist. Today, let’s FOCUS on giving Christ full control, while allowing that storm whatever it may be, to become a constant measure of our faith and strength that will carry each of us to the next level in our life, where God is trying to take us.

spiritual_support_ezrSo whatever storms that exist in our life that may allow us to lose our faith in God. We must decide today, THROUGH the Saving grace of our Savior to ENDURE as we “Put on all of God’s armor so that we will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.”

In addition we are also putting the god of this world on notice that our faith is unmovable and that the victory over the storms in our life have already been won on Calvary because our God has promised us in 1 John 4:4(NIV)………”Because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.”

In other words this Journey that our God has placed us on, Is greater than any storm that Satan may create in our lives to discourage us from completing that journey, because we know our GOD will get us THROUGH, as He allows His Children to understand and focus on the fact that He is the perfect storm of our life.

Ps. 16:8 (NIV) tells us “I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.” In Job 1:6-8 (NKJV) it says One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them.

The Lord said to Satan,….“Have you considered my servant Job? “There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless andCaught in the Storm upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” Oh my friends I hope my faith is of such that my God can also brag on me.

We all know the story of Job. But what I will say today is, if our walk is with God Daily, and you have allowed His Word and Spirit to infiltrate your mind and body. No storm is powerful enough to take you away from God.

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV) “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain.” Our God also wants His Chosen generation to know what the transforming power of His word and Spirit will have on our life, if we are willing to have faith and endure THROUGH our storm.

Remember our God is the “author and finisher of our faith,” and you can be “confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil 1:6 (NIV) Even When Job’s hope had disappeared and everything he held dear to him was lost.

He endured until the end Because he allowed the lord to carry Him THROUGH every situation and circumstances of His Life and once Job fully covered himself with the armor of God, he knew with no reservation “If God is for (you), who can be against (you)? Romans 8:31 (NIV)

imagesJoshua 1:9(NKJV) also tells us “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” weather at night or day, in the storm or in sunshine.

Our weeping is temporary, the night is not going to last. God is teaching us the only place for your trust is in His loving care and protection. Everything else is temporary only His love will last. So today FOCUS, and ENDURE, the journey is worth it.

Earth is that place of eternal preparation for God’s pure and holy Kingdom and life eternal. So my friends tell yourself, “When I saw the storm that lay before me, I cried Lord, what will you do? I thought He would just remove it. But, He took my hand and gently guided me THROUGH.”


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



April 26,2014


“And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” Romans 13:11-12 (NIV)

To be in a state of SLUMBER Webster tells us we are in a state of inactivity, negligence, or quiescence. But the question I sleeping-marketask each of you is how can you sleep in the middle of confusion as the turmoil of this world goes on.

Paul Tells us, “WAKE UP FROM OUR SLUMBER and PUT ON THE ARMOR OF LIGHT.” who is Jesus Christ the “ light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”John 8:12 (ESV)

Our Savior has placed a mandate before us and we should consider it an honor and a privilege to be called by God “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matt.22:14 (KJV) You must decide today if you want to be one of the CHOSEN FEW.

The ELITE who will be recognized in the courts of heaven among the angels and the unfallen worlds as part of Christ ELITE or DELTA FORCES, the faithful who was at the forefront of this battle that went on in the streets of our cities each day.

This is a position of  great importance to our Savior, and not in front of our TV’s in a state of army3zombiism. Remember friends tomorrow is not promised. Has it ever occurred to “You, awaking one morning and not being on this side of life, but on the other side of judgment.

What reason, what good excuse, what procrastinating lie will you give God for not accepting the free gift of Salvation?” (Minister Debra Aiken, Christian Daily devotions) So at this very moment you must work the works of him that sent (you), while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4 (KJV)

As a Child of God “we must STAY AWOKE as we carry out “our Fathers business.” Without any restrictions we must move along each day on this Journey wherever circumstances leads and the Master says go.

As we seek that faith which gives us more endurance to continue the will of God without any reservations as we maintain a PASSION to seek God’s PRESENCE. As a kid my parents traveled quite a bit. Sometimes the trips were very long.

To this day I still can’t figure how my brother and I could sleep in the back window of those cars, but moving on. I 2516063748remember waking up, on and off along the way, constantly repeating those familiar words ARE WE THERE YET, ARE WE THERE.

Falling back to sleep waking back up ARE WE THERE YET, ARE WE THERE. Friends Christ has placed each of us on a Journey, but we are not kids in the back seat anymore, we are in the drivers seat, making decision that effect the lives of many.

So we must be ALERT and fully awoke at all times. There are many signs along the Journey letting us know we are near our destination, signs that read; wars and rumors of wars, nation rising against nation, kingdoms are rising against kingdoms.

Famines, earthquakes, false prophets, increase in wickedness, the love of most grows cold. Yes my friends we don’t have to keep saying, ARE WE THERE YET, ARE WE THERE? We can see our destination ahead “the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, comingimages down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” So today “THE HOUR HAS COME FOR YOU TO WAKE UP FROM YOUR SLUMBER” and be about “our Fathers business” Because soon WE WILL BE THERE.


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





April 25, 2014


“Now the….Lord came to me, saying,  “SON OF MAN I HAVE MADE YOU A WATCHMAN, I have made you a WATCHMAN for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. Ezekiel 3:16-21(NKJV)

35974_originalJust as God  appointed His prophets, throughout the Bible to be watchmen over Israel, likewise He has  appointed each of us to be watchmen over His flocks. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

But as Gods chosen generation have we lost sight of what our responsibilities are. A WATCHMAN never leaves his post while on duty. He should always be on the lookout for impending dangers so he may inform others on impending disaster ahead.

A WATCHMAN must also Die to self daily while allowing God’s Spirit to continue to transform their character to be like Christ. Also a WATCHMAN must always be aware of the god of this worlds tactics, while informing the world “That the wages of sin is death”

In the text above, God has appointed Ezekiel, to be a WATCHMAN. His duty was to LISTEN ATTENTIVELY TO GOD’S ezekiel-33-vs-1-9MESSAGE and GIVE A WARNING FROM GOD. Also my friends as a WATCHMAN for Christ you have the same responsibility, NOW WHAT!!

“Because when I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and if you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, then their blood I will require at your hand” once again NOW WHAT. Today you have a decision to make.

But as Gods Children, WE ARE ALREADY HIS WATCHMAN “for such a time as this”, because He has given us the responsibility to inform the world THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD and soon He will return to take all of His faithful Children who have endured to a place

“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.: 1 Cor. 2:9 (NIV) So my friends we cannot afford to fall asleep at the gate the world is counting on us to keep WATCH.

But there must be a PASSION to stay ALERT and to stay VIGILANT “ because we know not the day or the hour.” For our God tells us “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Rev. 22:12 (NIV)

Watchmen_see_Jehu_1124-290“We are pressing on to the final conflict, and this is no time to compromise. It is no time to hide your colors. When the battle wages sore, let no one turn traitor. It is no time to lay down or conceal our weapons, and give Satan the advantage in the warfare.

But unless you WATCH, and keep your garments unspotted from the world, you will not stand true to your Captain. It is no time for WATCHMAN to slumber on the walls of Zion. Let them be wide-awake. Call to your FELLOW-WATCHMAN, crying, “The morning cometh, and also the night.”

It is no time now to relax our efforts, to become tame and spiritless; no time to hide our light under a bushel, to speak smooth things, to prophesy deceit. Every power is to be employed for God. You are to maintain your allegiance, bearing testimony for God and for truth. (E.G. White Chapter 132 Let the Trumpet Give a Certain Sound)

So WATCHMAN TODAY if you are a child of God “SOUND THE BATTLE CRY! See, the foe is nigh; Raise the standard high for the Lord; Gird your armor on, stand firm every one; Rest your cause upon His holy Word.”


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







April 24, 2014


“Genuine unity is sustained in a spirit of humility, and love, in acknowledging each individual’s differences and joining together a SHARED VISION, and goals, that leads to finishing God’s commission. here on earth”

4uFNMIn Matthew 24:14 it states “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” once our focus remains on finishing God’s work here on earth then the unity we have in Christ to SAVE SOULS WHO ARE DROWNING IN SIN becomes the driving force that completes our praise, and glory in Him, and for Him, by allowing our mind and body to be “ON ONE ACCORD” with a PASSION to love as our savior loved.

A story is told to a Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, Ohio, in September, 1985 “a celebration of a New Orleans municipal pool. The party around the pool was held to celebrate the first summer in memory without a drowning at the New Orleans city pool.

In honor of the occasion, 200 people gathered, including 100 certified lifeguards. As the party was breaking up and the four lifeguards on duty began to clear the pool, they found a fully dressed body in the deep end. They tried to revive Jerome Moody, 31, but it was too late.

He had drowned surrounded by lifeguards celebrating their successful season.” My friends the world is surrounded by Lifeguards, or  Christians who have the message of the good news of the gospel why are people still DROWNING?

Why are people living and dying with no hope when we have the message of Christ soon return? Christ has told us in b93cfd3cRev. 22:12 (NIV) “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.

That is where I need you to focus today my friends on WHAT YOU HAVE DONE for Christ? How much does your neighbor and those you work with each day know of the transforming power that you have experience.

Our mission statement as one. Must be a mission statement for all, as we reach a world, in the final day’s of this life’s history. John 12:32 (NKJV) tells us, And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people, and communities to myself.”

But we must all become open minded, to the needs of everyone’s Salvation not just our self. While we each experience our personal upper room experience, the SPREADING of the good news to a sinful and immoral world must continue as we prepare for Christ soon coming,

6213314_sand as God’s anointed vessel, through the Spirit filled body of saints the world will be convinced that there is a living God who gave His ONE AND ONLY SON who walked “The Via Dolorosa, road to Calvary, for the Salvation of a lost world. There is a Church on every corner full of LIFEGUARDS.

The question must then be asked ARE THE LIFEGUARD”S DROWNING THEMSELVES by allowing the god of this world to keep their minds FOCUSED “on the things that are upon the earth.” “not on things above”?

Joel 2:28-29 (KJV) says “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit.”

The promises are there in God’s word, but we must have a PASSION to seek God’s Spirit and TO SERVE. Our God has given it imagesall for you, now it is time for every Child of God to follow Christ whenever, and wherever He leads.

“The shepherd’s life is one full of peril. If he is a trustworthy shepherd, he will not be careless and study his own ease, but he will search for the straying sheep amid storm and tempest.

Perhaps he will find the lost sheep slipped into some crevice of the rock, where he cannot find his way out. This is the way the true Shepherd treats the lost sinner. He goes after him; he does not hesitate at peril, self-denial, and self-sacrifice.” (E. G. White) My friends the world is DROWNING WHAT WILL WE DO TODAY


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



April 23, 2014


For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believe……… Romans 1:16 (NKJV) Webster defines the word ashamed as: unwilling or restrained because of fear of shame, ridicule, or disapproval: They were ashamed to let the World know that “Jesus lives.”

1245656175For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:38 (NKJV)

“What makes people hesitate to share their faith? Perhaps the most common fear, however, is that of being rejected.” “The secret to neutralizing fear is to embrace the threatened disaster and count it as not too high a price to pay for obedience to Christ.

This attitude of faith may not totally eliminate the uneasiness and apprehension. It will, however, allow you to go ahead and act in obedience to Christ. The problem of fear is not the fear itself, but the fact that we allow it to immobilize us.

Being afraid is no sin. Shrinking back fearfully from obedience is sin…fear can stop you in your tracks as a Christian..but it doesn’t have to. You can trust God…(and) move ahead in obedience because you understand fear and know how to deal with it.” (Wayne McDill, Making Friends for Christ, p. 103.)

From the Word of God, how does a Christian explain what seems like fantasy: First, the world RH-FieryFurnaceHarlanwe live in was created in seven days, a world where seas part and millions travel across on dry ground,

a world where one man is able to kill a thousand men with the jawbone of an ass, a world where a teenager kills a giant with a slingshot and a stone, a world where a man is swallowed by a big fish and lives in his belly for three days before the fish spits him out,

a world where Three men are thrown into a furnace of fire, and live, a world where a man is put in a den of hungry lions and lives. But the the most distant of all the stories in this world we called His holy word is the story about God himself.

Who reincarnates His Son into a woman’s body He’s then born in a manger here on earth. He lives a sinless life for thirty-three years and doing this time He performs many miracles while proclaiming the good news of the gospel and then His own ancestry, kills Him by Crucifixion.

baby-jesusIn three days He raises Himself from the grave and He does all of this so that we can receive Salvation.  But only if we believe and have faith in this fantastic story. And if we do have faith and believe, one day soon we will go to live with him in a faraway place in the sky called heaven for eternity, where sin will no longer exist.

My friends, I just repeated to you, the good news of the gospel, but it is not for the saved Christian. We are beneficiaries of it, but the Gospel is for the lost. The adulterous, lying, stealing, gossiping, murderous, covertness, greedy generation.

History tells us millions of martyrs died for this same gospel some are ashamed to proclaim. Most of them were not some skilled competent, proficient orator, or eloquent practitioner.

But the good news of the gospel was mostly proclaimed by people like you and I who just wanted to tell how our lovingA young man trying to share the Bible with two young women. Savior lifted them up and brought them to Safety in His loving, caring and merciful arms.

Friends if you are willing to give it all for the Master the Bible will speak for itself through Gods Spirit.  So, let us all say with Paul, “I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.” “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:5 (NKJV)

Romans 10:11(NKJV) also says For, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame” Friends, Christ is calling you today,want you please heed His voice for “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.


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




April 22, 2014


My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on imagesme. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong 2 Cor. 12:9-10 (NIV)

According to Paul; God’s grace is SUFFICIENT, not necessarily super abundant, or out of control, nor does it say, grow up, Get over it, you will understand it better by and by. It just says God’s grace is sufficient for His Children because He is “able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that WORKS IN US.” Eph. 3:20 (NIV)

My friends is God telling each of us that we have this POWER IN US even during our weaknesses and that power from within than gives us the confidence “that he who began a good work in (each of us) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus, and as a result, God not only see’s my weaknesses while they are happening. He sees them beyond what is going on in my present condition.

But also to that Day He can look at His child that has been redeemed by His blood and say with no reservation“well done, imagesgood and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.” Matt. 25:23 (NIV) One of the most wonderful statements made about our Lord comes from John 1:14 (NKJV) who said “He was full of grace and truth.”

The wondrous fact of His being full of grace was followed in John’s gospel by an even more thrilling reality, “For of  His fullness have all we received and grace upon grace” and as long as we live in a world where our lord reigns we will accumulate grace upon grace. Each day we wake up we should thank God for his grace because it defines us as a Child of God and as a result we recognize the price that was paid on Calvary so that we may be saved by the love, grace and Mercy that our God extends to all who believe.

So no matter what, His grace is sufficient, James 4:6 (KJV) adds, “He gives a greater grace.” It is greater than you think. We don’t know why certain struggles and trials are good for us in this world. We don’t know why we are presented with decisions between finding immediate satisfaction and learning to look at the eternal aspects God shows us in the 21st century where “the love of many (have) waxed cold..”

fear_the_lord1But all we need to know is there is no other God. He is our Savior, our Creator, our heavenly Father our comforter and He loves us more than we can ever imagine that is why His grace will “extend to  completion until the day of Christ Jesus” besides It is because of  His grace I have been crucified with Him; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who 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 delivered Himself up for me.”

And as I prepare my life for God’s pure and holy kingdom I will continue to allow Christ to rescue me from sin and set me on His own path to righteousness. Because He is the only Son of God who provided the atoning sacrifice that everyone needs. He is the unique channel of God’s abundant grace, love and salvation that extends to His faithful Children.

To me, “Jesus is exclusive and inclusive at the same time the narrow way and the Savior of the entire world the only way of salvation, yet available for all.” God’s grace, shown most perfectly in Jesus Christ, is exactly what everyone needs, and the good news is that it is freely given to all. It’s great news, and it’s worth sharing to everyone we come in contact with.


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





April 21, 2014


hqdefaultFor I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jer. 29:11-13 (KJV)

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 1 John 3:16  When does a Child of God begin to place their life up against the Saviors and see how far we have to go to have the character, and endurance to go all the way to Calvary as we seek God’s Word and Spirit.

Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV) tells us “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the WILL OF MY FATHER IN HEAVEN….” As we look at the world we live in, it is vital to our salvation that the focal point of our life is always on Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

And then we must go back 2000 YEARS and ask ourselves what IMPACT Calvary should have on our lives as we travel imagesthis Journey Christ has placed us on. First we go to the Old Testament prophets before Christ, who like painters comes along and puts their own unique style on the canvas of the life of Christ.

One by one from Genesis to Malachi, they come, and through the power of God’s Spirit each creates their own unique style and touch on the canvas. Then as Christ is crucified we have the final stroke which brings us into the New Testament from Matthew to revelation which takes us from the birth, death and resurrection of Christ to His returned for the redeemed.

This picture must become personnel as we walk the Via Dolorosa road to Calvary as Christ is beat beyond recognition, simply to satisfy the Jewish leaders as the hired rabble screams out crucify!! Crucify!! With the thought of death being the end to this Traveling Preacher. Their wish is granted and death it is.

We now stand next to the centurion soldiers as the “earthquake and all that happens, terrifies(us), while exclaiming, with no reservations “He is the Son of God!” as the revelation to mankind IS FINISHED! And Satan’s fate is sealed. But my friends Christ Lives and if you seek life eternal he should also live in your heart. imgresPaul”s statement in Romans 5:7-9 says it all

“Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” So now we go back to the cross and look into the eyes of Christ right before His last breath as he also looks into our hearts.

He  knows 2000 years from now the events at Calvary will have no effect on some lives if they never seek My presence, and a personal relationship with My Word as they allow their lives to be transformed by my Spirit.

A certain medieval Minister announced at church he would be preaching this Sabbath evening right before sundown on “The Love of God.” and what that love meant to the world and too his congregation. That evening as the shadows fell and the light ceased to come in through the church windows, the minister had the congregation to gather around the darkness of the pulpit. The preacher then lighted a candle and carried it to the backdrop of a large picture of the crucifixion of Christ. First, he illumined the crown of thorns on Christ head, next on His pierced hands and feet, then the mark of the spear wound in His side. Then a hush fell on the congregation, he blew out the candle and walked out of the church, the sermon was over because there was nothing else to be said. And there should be nothing else for us to say either except OH LORD “NOT MY WILL BUT THY WILL BE DONE”


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