Archives for July 2014



July 21, 2014


SLAVE: a person entirely under the domination of some influence or person: My friends those who remain slaves to self slavery-and-the-bibleand a appetite for the things of this world that the forces of evil places before us will forever fail, in perfecting a Christian character.

So as we near the close of this life’s history, Satan’s temptations, and the passion for the things of this world, will be more powerful and more difficult to overcome. But Satan can only attack our weakness and infirmities when we allow the affairs of this world to outweigh our relationship with God and the amount of time we spend each day in studying His word and doing His will.

Remember “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against, the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand… Above all, taking the shield of faith…And  the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit… Eph.6:12-18 (NKJV)

So Remember those who will not regulate their mind and body by the principles, that are set before us in God’s word, wsAFJPZYNnUneuX-556x313-noPadwill forever be under the domination of Satan our SLAVE MASTER as he lays out our agenda each day as to our eating habits, where we go, what we see, what we say and what we do, he then controls our life.

My friends an incorruptible crown, and eternal life, is before us. And only God’s Word and Spirit will sustain us in maintaining a proper physical, mental, and spiritual fortitude in all we do in the sight of God, as we race for that eternal crown, Paul states in 1 Cor. 10:31 (NKJV) “Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Also “Beloved, now 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 (NKJV) consistent with this, we must be like our Savior in all things that pertain to our Mind and Body, as we allow the Spirit of Christ, to transform our character to be like Christ.

God knows that we need not more of what this world has to offer, but more grace, love, mercy, His word and His Spirit. My friends “If we ever needed the Lord before We sure do need Him now” because if we allow the world to rule our mind and body then the final result will be the disintegration of the spiritual part of what God is attempting to create in us through His Spirit.

imagesAs our first parents lost Eden by not trusting God’s word, our only hope of regaining what was lost by our first parents is through the firm denial of that voice that speaks to us each day that says “All this I will give you,”..,”if you will bow down and worship me. ” Matt. 4:9 (NIV)

Remember as Christ was tempted to bow down to Satan, His words were one’s we as Christians should all use as Christ prepares our character for His pure and holy kingdom. Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” Matt. 4:9 (NIV)

In addition,“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word (and not just the words we deem appropriate for our lifestyle) but every word of God” While allowing the power of His word to dictate our lives as we follow the dictates of reason and conscience through the renewal of Gods Spirit each and every day as we tell the god of this world, with no reservation MY GOD OF LOVE IS A JEALOUS GOD AND HIM ONLY WILL I SERVE!!!


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



July 20, 2014


imgresMy friends Forty years, “the Israelites roamed the wilderness, with no specific destination in sight. An entire generation was sentenced to an inactive and slothful wandering in the wilderness. It has been estimated that an average of almost 90 people a day died during those years. Then only Moses, Joshua and Caleb remained to represent the generation that left Egypt.”

Many of us experience this same dilemma, wandering in the wilderness of time wasted, as the years flies by. We must realize as Christians our stay on this earth is only for a little while. Time is precious, and how we spend and use it for God’s glory and honor, is of vital importance to our spending eternity with Christ.

God in His wise foresight and anticipation teaches us how we should be discerning and perceptive about the proper use of our time. The time never should come in a Christian’s life here on earth, If asked to mention the period of our life when the presence and love of our Savior was the greatest, that without any reservation or thought required for an answer, we will say, Right at this present moment.

For each moment of our life Gods love must consume us and grow more and more just in the fact of knowing all that He wasted-timedoes and continues to do for our salvation. Fiends “the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is [His] faithfulness.[towards His Children] “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” Lam. 3:22-25 (ESV)

And as future citizens of Gods pure and holy society, we will never realize the importance of that promise and what it means until we can see His glory face to face and witness all that He has prepared for us in His kingdom. By allowing the god of this world to consume our precious time that should be spent focusing on our love for Christ as we study His word and seek His presence, only allows us to lose sight of our journey here on earth, as the forces of evil begins to influence our lives, and not God’s relationships with us.

d6dbca4511381d0f0efca1744c141520.500x394x1As Fenelon tells us, “Time is given to us to prepare for eternity.” And as Gods Children who seeks an ETERNAL DESTINATION we may also reverse that statement and say eternity is given to prepare us for time. But if we fail to live out our time wisely here on earth then, our character becomes what we consume from day to day.

In addition, if what we consume is not Christ centered then like the Israelites we will roam the wilderness of life with no specific DESTINATION in sight, and God can only say at his appearing “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matt. 7:23 (NIV)

So my friends, today decide that every precious moment you have left on this earth will be spent searching to capture the mind and character of Christ. Remember “The Lord is patient towards His Children, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” And receive life eternal.

But the day of the Lord will come soon like a thief, and our works, and time, that are done on this earth will be exposed. imagesSo my friends let’s decide today, to give it all to the Master. Of course the first step is to open the word of God as you stay focused on His promises, and continue to tell yourself “This world is not my home, I’m just passing through my treasures are not here but laid up somewhere way beyond the blue.

I can fill the presence of God’s Spirit each day as the celestial Angels beckons me from heaven’s open door. And that is why I can never feel at home on this earth anymore. Oh, Lord, I know there is no friend like you, so please continue to lead, guide and show me, to live throughout eternity with you, [So each moment of my life please show me with your LOVE, GRACE, AND MERCY] what must I do?” as I seek my final ETERNAL DESTINATION.


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



July 19, 2014


olympic-torch-relay-visiting-surrey-bm3As Christians we sometimes try and live in our own strength as we  rationalize within our minds why we can not be TORCH BEARERS for the kingdom of God. So with that attitude, Satan now has rendered us powerless, and weak. But today our Savior needs you to reevaluate your commitment and proclaim His name to the world while grace still abounds.

If you are a Child of God you have realized by now that Satan has taken the world by storm and most are not prepared for the god of this world tactics of chaos and destruction as he recruits a team of false prophets who are claiming to be in the inner circle of Christ and just by their unique charismatic persona they are telling there followers to pay, follow me and a ecstatic religious experience will occur and your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

And then you have the Islamist militants who are waging ideological wars as they issue ultimatums to the Christians: accept Islam, pay extra taxes to Islamic Sharia courts, or face “death by the sword.” Today It is all about one’s wealth, politics and doctrine of self, not about “Thus saith the Lord.” This is why God needs TORCH BEARERS to tell the world in God’s eyes “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for [we] are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 (ESV)

God is asking His chosen today to stand like Paul and say, “I’m not ASHAMED of the gospel of Christ.” Remember our Torch-Bearer-Craq-300Savior gave it all up to die as a common criminal so that all the world not just a few would understand the gospel of salvation that we so love and cherish today in our various churches.

But this message of God’s kingdom and His soon return must become a passion from within and through His word and Spirit [should be] like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls, Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it. Matt. 13:45-46 (AMP)

As God’s chosen, we cannot hide the treasures of God that has been given to us, we must be TORCH BEARERS and tell the world that “Christ Himself is the pearl of great price. In Him is gathered all the glory of the Father, the fullness of the Godhead. He is the brightness of the Father’s glory and the express image of His person. The glory of the attributes of God is expressed in His character.

Every page of the Holy Scriptures shines with His light. The righteousness of Christ, as a pure, white pearl, has no defect, no stain. No work of man can improve the great and precious gift of God. It is without a flaw. In Christ are “hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3. He is “made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” 1 Corinthians 1:30.

All that can satisfy the needs and longings of the human soul, for this world and for the world to come, is found in Christ. Our Redeemer is the pearl so precious that in comparison all things else may be accounted loss.” (E. G. White Christ’s Object Lessons, chapter 9, page 115)

imagesWe put the cross of gold around our necks, but at what cost have we paid for that privilege. Remember that same cross represent our Savior’s path and crucifixion on Calvary, along with the persecution of thousands of Christian martyr’s who were killed by stoning, crucifixion, burning at the stake, eaten by lions in a arena for public amusement, and other forms of torture and capital punishment that man through the influence of the forces of evil could come up with.

So what has been your sacrifice for the Master and what cross have you carried lately in the name of Christ  or who have you told of the good news of the gospel in a world where Satan has taken most by storm which leaves many without hope. My friends there is plenty of work to be done if your desire is to be a TORCH BEARER for Christ but also remember “many are called, but few are chosen” Matt 22:14(KJV)


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



July 18, 2014


That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was. Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” Mark 1:32-38 (NIV)

Jesus-Christ-Wallpaper-For-DesktopGod’s word such an inspiration when you are seeking the presence of God My friends today let’s focus on SETTING OUR PRIORITIES WHILE “PRESSING ON TOWARD THE GOAL TO WIN THE [SUPREME AND HEAVENLY] PRIZE to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.” Phil 3:14 (AMP)

My friends today I need you to search deep from within as you read the first chapter of Mark verses 32-38 as God’s Word talks of Jesus going to a solitary place to talk to His “Father which art in heaven” the disciples searching frantically looking for their Master who they thought had come to this world to overthrow the Roman empire and set up His kingdom bringing Israel back to its prominence among all nations as it once was.

Being in the presence of God each day they still did not  understand his mission “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:19 (ESV) but when they did find Jesus in prayer and solitude they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” in other words your future subjects are seeking there King, this is the part of this story I need you to really focus on and that is, He totally moved the conversation in another direction all together.

Remember they had interrupted him as he was talking to His Father. I am sure His focus throughout that conversation preachingwas on the mission and the path he would have to take to Calvary, so His reply to them was simple “Let us go somewhere else to the nearby villages so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”

My friends I LOVE IT, such focus on the mission, He knew the Journey before Him and that was all that mattered. His PRIORITY was on our Salvation and “PRESSING ON TOWARD THE GOAL to make that happen. In addition, that could only be accomplished if He stayed FOCUSED through the Word, prayer endurance and Faith in our father who was willing to give “His only begotten Son so that we may all be saved if we believed.

So now let’s make it personal because if you live on this planet you have to recognize prophecy is unfolding every single day. Christ is now giving us warning after warning telling us to PREPARE! PREPARE! FOCUS! PRAY! ENDURE! STUDY! SEEK GOD”S PRESENCE AND HIS SPIRIT WHILE STRETCHING YOUR FAITH UNTIL HE TELLS YOU PERSONALLY WELL DONE! as we tell the world of  His soon return.

imagesMy friends like Christ whose mission would not be compromise by the things that were going on around him we must also SET OUR PRIORITIES WHILE “PRESSING ON TOWARD THE GOAL TO WIN THE [SUPREME AND HEAVENLY] PRIZE.

Consistent with this, we also cannot forget that the road on our Journey to get to Gods kingdom has a very “narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are [many and are being led by the god of this world]. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life [eternal], and those who find it are few.[but they are willing to endure to the end] Matt 7:13-13 (ESV) so as His Chosen let’s SET OUR PRIORITIES WHILE “PRESSING ON TOWARD THE GOAL TO WIN THE [SUPREME AND HEAVENLY] PRIZE to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward”


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




July 17, 2014


foolMy friends where I need you to FOCUS today, ask yourself, 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, and IS THERE A VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE FOOL THAT “SAYS IN HIS HEART, THERE IS NO GOD.”

“Iniquity abounds like never before in our world, and the love of many continues to grow cold.” But as a child of God who seeks God’s presence can we say without any reservation that we are not afraid “to call sin by its right name; [and that our conscience] is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; [and that we always] stand for the right though the heavens fall [and the earth may pass away]” (E.G. White)

In addition, do we “Let our light so shine [daily] before men, that they see our good works, [as we] glorify our Father which is in heaven.” Matt. 5:16 (KJV) or do we blend in with our surroundings like the Chameleon who changes with the environment and do we allow ourselves to be “tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” Ephesians 4:14 (ESV)

As a child of God who seeks His presence, Christ Spirit must live within, as we allow self to die and our life is no longer Veiled Baby 1regulated by the god of this world. Remember our Journey takes us into many valleys along the way but in spite of all of our situations or circumstances, God’s grace continues, this is why we continue to praise God in spite of our everyday challenges.

Nothing about our life should tell the world that this is our permanent residence here on earth and once our character takes on that attitude then our journey begins to take on a VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FOOL THAT “SAYS IN HIS HEART, THERE IS NO GOD?”

Today look back over your life and see where God has brought you from in each situation and circumstances and then be still as you make it personal because before we can go any farther God has to become real to us and no matter how old we get we have to continue to ask who God is and what He means to us.

imagesRemember we only have but a short period of probation, from birth to death in which to prepare for God’s kingdom. At birth The god of this world immediately begins to shift our brain activity from what Christ wants, to the things of this world which is associated with susceptibility, suggestibility and a unfocused state of mind which lacks the motivation of knowing, perceiving, or remembering the things God deems beneficial, and precious for our salvation.

So our heartfelt prayers each day must be God please save me, yesterday I messed up again, how many times can I crucify self before it becomes ineffective “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1John 2:1-2 NKJV)

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12 (NKJV) “You haveOpen bible with man and cross put all my sins behind your back.” Out of sight. God no longer “sees” me in light of my sins. He sees Jesus righteousness for me.” Isaiah 38:17 (NKJV)

My friends it becomes personal again because our God is a personal God, because I know “I have sinned and  falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives. [But in spite of my failures I am] justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus,” Romans 3:23-24 (AMP) And as a child of God we must believe His promises NOT LIKE THE FOOL THAT “SAYS IN HIS HEART, THERE IS NO GOD?”


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







david“…Whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him.” 1 Samuel 16:23 (NKJV)

“And David danced before the Lord with all his [passion]…..” 2 Sam 6:14 (ESV)

“I will lift up my hands also unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate on thy statutes. Ps. 119:48 (ASV) my friends’ one man, one journey from shepherd boy as he played hymns of worship and adoration in the royal courts for an insane King. To the royal years  as king himself.

But throughout his life in all situations and circumstances David exemplified the passion of praise and worship for the God He served as he danced before Jehovah a man “whom [God Himself] testified and said, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.’ Acts 13:22 (ESV)

Remember that is all God ask of his children “to do His will,” but with passion for it was the passion of Christ that gave imgresHis life for our salvation. So let’s praise Him “in our [churches]; and [outside under His] mighty heavens!….[and this will be done all] according to his excellent greatness!

[We must also] Praise him with [the sounds of many instruments like the] trumpets; lutes and harps! [also let’s not forget the] tambourine, strings, pipes and loud cymbals [we will also] dance before the Lord and praise his name [day and might] yes let all of His children] that has breath praise the Lord! Ps 150:1-6 (AMP)

Everyone who has had the privilege of being raised in the church, who has lived at least 2 score years plus 10 and beyond has probably also had the privilege of attending the original evangelism services, revival under the big tent in the middle of summer with temp. reaching in the 100 degrees at night as you could here the saints throughout the neighborhood on one accord singing praises to God.

“Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.” Along with another familiar praise and worship song, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I’m found. ‘Twas blind, but now I see.” accompanied by an organ which sounds penetrated “as of a rushing mighty wind as it filled the whole [tent]”.

Tent-Revival-in-Oklahoma-City-1963A time when every man on the pulpit wore a black suit white shirt and a black or white tie. Moving ahead 50 years to “such a tine as this” I don’t have to give you a visual of the drastic changes that has occurred in our churches because we live it daily, but God’s word also tells us “He changeth the times and the seasons:….. he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: Daniel 2:21 (KJV)

So as a child of God, when God does change times and seasons our challenge must become personal as we focus on the salvation of others which should have nothing to do with the fact that we live in a multicultural society whose taste and style varies from HYMNS, to RAP from the HARP to GUITAR from the QUARTET to the PRAISE TEAM and all the musical genres in between.

As we move closer to Christ return it must be all about witnessing. Focus my friends, the standard and message of the 6213314_ssaving power of Jesus Christ will never and has never changed but the technique, the way we go about communicating the message has changed which presents a challenge to our Leaders and followers but through prayer, supplication, faith and endurance God’s church will continue to move forward until the day of His appearing.

So churches let’s shift our focus back to “thus says the Lord” and His commission to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Matt. 28:19 (KJV) The god of this world waits on God’s church to fail by default over issues that has nothing to do with our salvation. So as Christ ambassadors, we must continue building a community of believers where Christ abides as we prepare all who believe 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




Aspen06RockyMountainSunriseYes my friends “WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT” but He will get us THROUGH. That statement gives me a reason to praise God’s name, before my JOY IN THE MORNING even arrives! The simple fact that WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT is a good reason to shout because that tell’s me at the setting of the Sun or SON and darkness surrounds the firmament over the sky If  we will keep our eyes focused on God’s only begotten SON and what He went THROUGH ON THE CROSS JOY WILL COME IN THE MORNING.

Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) tells us “Have I not commanded you? [to] 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.

Just to know our God’s promises are sure allows us to begin to rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3:5 (ESV)

David uses the night to show us that our weeping is temporary, the night is not going to last. God is teaching us the onlyhappy-man-in-sunrise place for our trust is in His loving care and protection. 1 John 2:17 (NKJV) tells us “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

So today my friends focus, and ENDURE, the journey is worth it, Earth is that place of eternal preparation, but you must get THROUGH the storm and be able to say. For no temptation (no storm or 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)

urlMy friends as a child of God “[at times we see the storm that] lays before [us], Lord, [we cry out], what will [we] do? [as we focus on the loving arms of Jesus we] think [I know like all the other times, He is just going to remove [the storm]. But, [not this time instead] He gently [just] leads [us] THROUGH.

[so today be assured my friends] [without the] fire, there is no refining, without [the]pain, [there is] no release, without [the] flood, there’s [is]no rescue, [and] without testing, [there can be no] belief. [so] THROUGH the fire, THROUGH the flood, THROUGH the water, [and] through the blood, THROUGH the dry and barren places, THROUGH life’s dense and maddening mazes, THROUGH the pain, and THROUGH the glory, THROUGH [it all] we will always [THROUGH God’s love, grace and mercy be able to] tell the story, of [a] God who will [never] fail [us].” (Gaither Vocal Band)

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV) “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always imagesabounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” if you are willing to have faith and believe and ENDURE FOR A NIGHT because there will be JOY IN THE MORNING.

For our example is Christ Who is ……. the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV) and one day soon my friends at the setting of the sun or SON throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity we will also be able to sit down with our God


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





July 14, 2014


95f0ee28e2531d11_landingAl Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie”. Eddie’s skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time.

To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. He and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion that filled an entire Chicago City block with all of the conveniences of the day. Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him.

Eddie however had a son that he loved dearly and “Easy Eddie” saw to it that his son had everything money could buy for price was no object. And, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie tried to teach his son right from wrong because he wanted him to be a better man than he was.

Yet, with all his wealth he couldn’t pass on a good name or example to his son. One day, Easy Eddie reached a difficult decision. Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done, so he went to the authorities to reveal the truth with documents about Capone’s syndicate operation and clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity.

But he would have to testify against The Mob, the cost would be deadly “but no greater love” then to give one’s life forimages another. Within the year Easy Eddie’s life ended in a blaze of gunfire on the streets of Chicago. But, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, his life. Police removed from his pockets a religious medallion and a poem that read:

THE CLOCK OF LIFE IS WOUND BUT ONCE AND NO MAN, [ONLY GOD] HAS THE POWER TO TELL JUST WHEN THE HANDS WILL STOP. [So] at this moment is the only time you own. For the clock may soon be still. Consistent with this, World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O’Hare.

He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific. Wikipedia tells of the early life of Edward O’Hare. Butch became the Navy’s first Ace of WWII, and the first Naval Aviator to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29.

butchHis home town would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O’Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man. So, the next time you find yourself at O’Hare International, Butch’s memorial displays his statue and his Medal of Honor which is located between Terminals 1 and 2. My friends BUTCH O’HARE WAS EASY EDDIE’S SON.

So now Let’s FOCUS today my friends on each of our legacies that we are leaving our friends, families, love one’s neighbors, co-workers and a world whose spiritual compass is forever pointing in the wrong direction. “Easy Eddie” in spite of his misplaced values throughout his life understood right from wrong and wanted something better for his son so he made a choice that eventually cost him his life.

in addition, He could have groomed his son for the life he was accustomed to or for a man with integrity, and respect that cared and would give his life for others in which he did. Friends Christ expects a personal commitment from us today, so that by your faith “my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” John 15:8 (NKJV)

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we must never forget that we are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, [and it is our responsibility to carry out Christ mandate throughout the world as we] proclaim the excellencies of him who called [each of us] out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)

My friends, life is short, let’s make the best of what time we have left as we move closer to Christ return for “THE CLOCK OF LIFE IS WOUND BUT ONCE AND NO MAN, [ONLY GOD] HAS THE POWER TO TELL JUST WHEN THE HANDS WILL STOP.”


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



July 13, 2014


5054673628_e5989d25e0_zHave you ever heard the saying “BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED”? Well let’s make it personal today for our Journey God has placed us on, especially when our attitude in most instances takes on the character, this is not where I really wanted to be at this stage of my life.

MY VISION and PLANS go far beyond where I am at this moment, even when staying within the perimeter of this journey Christ has placed me on, success is just not moving fast enough. But the four words that should seem contradictory to a child of God should be MY VISION, MY PLANS and NOT GOD’S PLANS.

The story is told of Colonel Davenport, the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. One day in 1789, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the representatives, glancing out the windows, feared the end was at hand.

Quelling a clamor for immediate adjournment, Davenport rose and said, “The Day of Judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I CHOOSE TO BE FOUND DOING MY DUTY. Therefore, I WISH THAT CANDLES BE BROUGHT.” That my friends places whatever season we are in and whatever we are doing solely in the hands of our Savior AND OUR DUTY IN FINISHING UP HIS WORK.

Yes those same hands that were nailed to the cross for our salvation, in other words it is no longer about us but we images must CHOOSE TO BE FOUND DOING GOD’S DUTY and at all times “our light must shine before others that they may see [our] good deeds [as we] glorify our father “which art in] heaven.” Matt. 5:16 (NIV)

And instead of fearing the dark, God will be our light as we watch, wait, and work and this can and will only happen if we “have been crucified with Christ…..and it is no longer we who live, but Christ (the Messiah who) lives in [us]; and the life [we] now live in the body [we now] live by faith in the Son of God, Who loves [each of us] and gave Himself up for [our Salvation].”Gal 2:120 (AMP)

In addition, wherever we are in life it should have nothing to do with us, but all about God, He must be in full control and if we allow that to happen as God’s chosen we will be following a mandate that has been instilled within us by the presence of God and as we look at the cross, we should be in awe of the fact that in spite of the wretched sinner we are, our God is perfectly willing to take a chance on us as we allow Him to use us in spreading the good news of His soon return.

So today my friends through Christ we should take advantage of the opportunities that is placed before us at this moment through Christ, for tomorrow will take care of itself if our eyes are own the Master because Christ “desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:4 (NKJV)

And sometimes that can only happen through others seeing Christ in us. Remember Satan is still as powerful and strong as ever. But if Christ, abides in us He has no power and we whose heart is fixed to serve God will BLOOM WHERE WE ARE jesus-and-mePLANTED as we witness for Him, and the more we can focus on the character and love of Christ the more we come to realize that we must follow Him all the way to Calvary by being a humble servant to others as we carry out Christ mandate to go into all the world and tell everyone of His love, grace, and mercy.

While much of the fruit of our labor will not be apparent in this life, God’s workers have His sure promise of ultimate success. As our example, the world’s redeemer was constantly confronted with obstacles each day. He seemed to do little of the work which He longed to do in uplifting, and saving souls, because the forces of Satan were constantly working to obstruct His every move. But He would not be discouraged. And our attitude should also be where God leads I will follow and BLOOM WHERE WE ARE PLANTED!!!


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






July 12, 2014


“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. AND TAKE THE HELMET OF SALVATION, AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,…” Eph. 6:14-18 (NKJV)

1254661_634573895596418750My friends I need you to read today 2 Samuel 23, in that chapter we discover some of the extraordinary acts of achievements, by David’s mighty men of war who were known as the three and thirty, who were the special forces in David’s army.

By today’s standards they would be equivalent to the Navy Seals, or the Green Berets with the only difference being all of there power came from the mighty power of God’s Spirit. With three of the 33 even more unique and outstanding then the rest.

One of the three the bible talks about is in 2 Samuel 23:9-10 (NKJV) this unique soldier “was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle, and the men of Israel had retreated.

He arose and attacked the Philistines UNTIL HIS HAND WAS WEARY, AND HIS HAND STUCK TO THE SWORD. THE LORD BROUGHT ABOUT A GREAT VICTORY THAT DAY;” Today my friends I need you to change places with ELEAZAR today you become the mighty warrior, we will also replace the enemy PHILISTINES with SATAN AND THE FORCES OF EVIL. Our weapon will be the power of the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD.

Friends as God’s chosen we must become a member of His special forces team. In addition to this we must also imagesrecognize that we are in a battle everyday of our life against the god of this world with the streets being the war zone for “lawlessness abounds, 24/7 and the love of many [continues to] grow colder and colder”

My friend our only defense is the Word of God and His Spirit but they must be a part of us, inseparable to the point that we become bonded as one and along with our Faith and endurance, this becomes our main source of protection from the enemy and with this power God has given us all the “authority [we need] to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt [a Child of God]. Luke 10:19 (ASV)

Consistent with this, we must also remember God’s “Spirit shall not always strive with mankind, for “evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” 2 Tim. 3:13 (NKJV) and one day God will say “He who is unrighteous (unjust, wicked), let him be unrighteous still;

and he who is filthy (vile, impure), let him be filthy still; and he who is righteous (just, upright, in right standing with God), let him do right still; and he who is holy, let him be holy still. Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit.” Rev. 22:11 (AMP)

dreamstime_4732909So today we must know without any reservation that our “redeemer lives” and He is advocating  right now before “Our Father which art in heaven” but we do not have to worry about our Salvation if our MIND AND BODY are STUCK TO THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD. and one day soon THE LORD WILL BRING ABOUT A GREAT VICTORY TO EACH OF HIS CHOSEN.

In addition, Incredible things begin to happen when the passion of God dominates our imagination and through God’s power that can only come about through GOD’S WORD AND SPIRIT, and once this happens we as ordinary people can make extraordinary things happen and as God’s divine passion dominates our being we as God’s chosen “will receive power [as] the Holy Spirit comes on [us]; and [we] will be [Christ] witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NIV)


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