Archives for February 2015


Feb. 18, 2015


“So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with Sauls Armorthese, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off” 1 Sam. 17:38 (NKJV)

Focus on what Saul is trying to do My friends. He believes faith can be outsourced like some commodity, but David knew where his faith lade. Saul, as leader of the army of the living God, why did He not put on his own armor and go out and fight Goliath.

Simple answer my friends, He had no faith. But David a youth “a man after God’s on heart” knew “Both riches and honor come from [God] And [God] reigns over all. In [His] hand is power and might; In [His] hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. 1 Chron. 29:12 (NKJV)

Please, focus on the words in that text, because that is a promise from an all knowing, all powerful, Omnipresent God. In David-fighting-a-Lionaddition, if we are “strong and courageous and not afraid or terrified because of them, the Lord our God will go with us. In addition, never leaving nor forsaking His Faithful” Deu. 31:6 (KJV Paraphrased) and David knew this, so He tells Saul. “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them”

My friends, in other words this is not the direction God has told me to walk in and David did know God, for he tells Saul, I know God because “your servant used to keep [my] father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it.

Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the david-goliath-carouselarmies of the living God.” 2 Sam. 17:34 (NKJV) Oh the power of faith a man or woman who has died to self and allowed the Spirit of God to Transform them into the image of God.

So my friends, David listens to God, because He knew that this victory must be about giving God all the Glory and honor not himself. That my friends is the key to all of our victories, it must be all about God because “this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, he heareth us:” 1 John 5:14 (KJV)

But my friends our victories must be “according to His will” not ours. So David goes out to fight the Giant Goliath in the name of God and he stops along the way and picks up “five smooth stones from the brook and his sling is already in hand” along with His faith which was his most important weapon.

So David faces Goliath with a stone, a sling and His faith in God  as he tells the Giant “You come against me with sword and god-will-fightspear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.

All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Sam. 45-47 (NKJV) My friends, Simple lesson today, our Battles are the Lords, if we believe.


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




Feb. 17, 2015


“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Eph 6:12-13 (NKJV)

0012211554-640x480My friends it seems that the entire world is terrified of ISIS the (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), their latest rant and rhetoric is “Oh people, recently you have seen us on the hills of Al-Sham and Dabiq’s plain, chopping off the heads that have been carrying the cross for a long time.

In addition, they tell us, and today we are on the south of Rome, on the land of Islam, Libya, sending another message. All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes especially if you are fighting us all together.”

Their objective it seems, is too demoralize the Christian community or the faithful who have been carrying the cross. “homes of Christians are being marked with this Arabic letter ‘n,’ marking them for extermination.

My friends, ISIS is not my focus today, but the faithful few who are disciples, standing with Christ, fighting Satan all-together and carrying the imagescross. So friends, let’s make it personal and ask ourselves today, am I a disciple of Christ and if we have no answer then we need to define what makes one a disciple of Christ.

Luke tells us in Luke 14:27 (NKJV) “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” So how would ISIS or anyone else recognize someone who is carrying the cross of Christ? John 15:8 (NIV) Christ tells us “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

And my friends, these fruits, “are the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law…..” Gal 5:22-24 (NKJV)

3ef1b0d04d44649b603062b898dfe98bAnd if you are a disciple of Christ “ye will [also] obey [His] voice indeed, and keep [His] covenant, [and] ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: Ex. 19:5 (KJV)

My friends, if you are marked for extermination by ISIS, or Satan, you are one of God’s “peculiar treasures” “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession,” 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) who’s light from Christ through you will shine throughout a darken world.

Webster tells us, peculiar: is someone who is distinctive in nature or character from others. Which means what we do or say or think or wear or eat is peculiar, simply because we have been crucified with Christ and [we] no longer live, but Christ lives in [us and].

The life [we] now live in the body, [we] live by faith in the Son of God, who loved [us] and gave himself for [each of us].” Gal 2:20 (NIV) I constantly bring this text before you because there is no Salvation and life eternal if self is not completely eliminated and Christ has taken total control of every aspect of our life.

In addition, before this can happen there must be a passion to make heaven our home and “every weight, and the sin which so 15910easily ensnares us, [must be eliminated from our lives as we] run with endurance the race that is set before us,” Heb 12:1 (NKJV)

My friends, The closer we get to Christ soon coming, the busier Satan seems to be getting in shielding us, from being a “peculiar treasure” in the sight of God. So today we must reevaluate where our focus must be.

In addition, it can no longer be “our will, but the will of the one who gave it all for us on Calvary, so today and forever, we must seek God’s Spirit as we stay in His presence while keeping “God’s word hid in our heart, that we might not sin against Him. Ps. 119:11 (KJV)


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





Our greatest need  as a Child of God, and as a member of the Church of the Living God, is Restoration, Revival, and a Revive-MeSpiritual Presence In a world where sin thrives for superiority ever since Satan declared in his heart: “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;

I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High. Isaiah 14:13-15 (KJV) And so the controversy begins and the plan of Salvation was put into place.

In addition, God revealed His plan to Adam and Eve which states “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15 (KJV)

Consistent with this, man’s Greatest Need is fulfilled through Jesus Christ who is sent to be among us. Isaiah 7:14 (KJV) also tells us “…Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel, God with us” who is “God’s only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (KJV)

Oh what a gift He gives to fallen man and my friends “whoever believes in this gift shall not perish but have everlasting jesus_manger-300x213life” and the good news, there is no economic or racial distinction in who receives everlasting life, you just have to believe.

Yes my friends, the only criteria is that you believe in a Savior that died on Calvary and a Father who “raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.” Acts 2:24 (NIV)

And if we believe with a passion in a risen Savior, it will also be impossible for death do to the consequences of our sin to keep its hold on His children. My Friends, God’s presence is among us along with His passion, His character, His hope, His love for others, His focus, His faith, His endurance and His Humility.

imgres2In addition, once we “have been crucified with Christ and [we] no longer live, but Christ lives in [us, then] the life we now live in the body, we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved [us] and gave himself for [His faithful].” Gal. 2:20 (NIV)

Oh what precious hope, if we believe and seek the presence of a Son and a Father who allowed His Son to “bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; and “by his wounds [we] have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV)

Also, when we as mere mortals take a moment to just focus on what those words mean and what redeeming power in the 7_heaven-300x225presence of our Father and Son and the Spirit which “guides us into all understanding,” should give us all the more reasons to serve as we tell the world of this wonderful message that Jesus lives and He also saves.

Yes Salvation is a free Gift for everyone from God, but because of the price that was paid for us on Calvary, we must give Him our all, because we were “sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore, very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more, But the Master of the sea, heard [our] despairing cry and From the waters He lifted each of us who believes, now safe are we” My friends, there is No greater love.

And if we stay faithful and endure, “In our Fathers house are many mansions; that now wait for His faithful that our Savior [went and] “prepared for us. And one day soon He will come again and receive us unto Himself; that where He is, there we may be also.” John 14:2-3 (KJV Paraphrased)


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




teresaDM2408_468x377Can we say today with full assurance we are a child of God and our passion is to live in the presence of God today, tomorrow and throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity. If this is our hope and desire there must be some radical changes in our life.

Radical tells us that we are going to do “something to the extreme, especially in regards to change from the accepted or traditional forms” Webster also tells us radical is a basis for a foundation”, or a turning point where we have decided to allow self to die completely as Christ then becomes the foundation of our life, a life of servitude and commitment to others.

“The Saviour’s life on earth was not a life of ease and devotion to Himself, but He toiled with persistent, earnest, untiring effort for the salvation of lost mankind. From the manger to Calvary He followed the path of self-denial and sought not to be released from arduous tasks, painful travels and exhausting care and labor.

He said, “The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew imgres20:28 (JKV) This was the one great object of His life. Everything else was secondary and subservient.

It was His meat and drink to do the will of God and to finish His work. Self and self-interest had no part in His labor.” (E. G. White Christ Object Lessons pp 78)

As Christians we must individualized our stance and compassion for others as Christ did and hope it will catch own to others as we spread Gods word. “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him.

He will sit on his glorious throne. And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people, one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And He will say………

artwork_images_173425_159661_melissa-miller“I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?

When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:31-40 (KJV)

As Christians We must not forget our eternal destiny is shaped by our commitment to serve as Christ served, not on how many times we went to church, or sung with the praise team. Those mansions our Savior left this earth to go and prepare are only for the redeemed to live in whose character has been washed in the blood of Christ.

In addition, who also loved and cared for others using Christ as our example, not when it was convenient for us or between our favorite TV iphone_photoshows, but whenever Christ calls and wherever He sends we must be prepared for an unrestricted commitment and a passion to serve that only comes about by walking with God each day and as we make that walk it will determine our eternal destiny.

For everyone who takes that walk has within themselves the capacity to love as Christ loved. Today my friends, let’s ask ourselves how can we as God’s chosen keep from “conforming to the pattern of this world, as we carry out Gods will in our life and once we have made the right decision, one day soon the Master will say to us, ‘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!’


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



Feb. 14, 2015


tissot-david-sees-bathheba-bathing-640x459“In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted” Ps. 77:1-2 ((NKJV) My friends, What are our options in a trying season of waiting when God’s voice is silent?

[Is God] telling us to go? [Is He] telling us to stay? [Is He] telling us to hold on to Him for another day? [Because at this point we have] nothing left, [we are] hanging by a thread, here again, here at [our end] Where You begin,” so we need you just to get through [this situation or circumstances], because we are breaking underneath it all.” (Mandisa,-Where You begin)

My friends, this was David’s cry as he was seeking to find why God had deserted him as he stretches out his hands to the heavens shutterstock_52352260where he knows His God resides, but there is silence he goes on in verse 4 telling us,  that he is so consumed with sorrow and grief, that he cannot even speak.

But then something happens in the midst of His sorrow, a song goes through his head in the night as he meditates in deep heartfelt prayer and now he looks back at where God has brought him, “I call to remembrance my song in the night” and then he remembers a gracious God a God who would never leave nor forsake His faithful.

In addition, in verse 14 and 15 he tells God “You are the God who works wonders; You have made known Your strength among the peoples [in times past].…” My friends have you noticed also, it is not all about David and his needs, but as a leader and king He prays for a nation.

dan6-prayingIn addition, he prays for family, friends, love one’s those who are on the battle field for the Lord, his subjects and servants in and outside of his royal court. My friends, we live in the 21st century “where the love of many grows cold,” and in the midst of it all we are seeking God’s voice in the middle of our storm.

consistent with this, God’s grace is gradually being withdrawn from man because they “did not listen to [God’s] voice, “So He has given  them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.” Ps. 81:11-12 (NSAB)

My friends, in spite of, God still has work to be done, we still needs to tell the world to come out of Babylon because it is falling, but Jesus will still save if you believe. Never doubt God does hear us, He is directing our footsteps for He “knows the plans that He has for us,… ‘plans for [our] welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jer. 29:11 (NSAB)

The storms of life are infinite when we think of one’s problems within the interaction of our day to day life and how we as imagesChristians relate or handle each situation or circumstances that arises. But the story cannot end with no hope because of the silence when we seek answers from God.

In addition, we can never forget we serve a God who is unlimited, unmeasurable, and infinite in regards to what He is capable of doing for His faithful. But key words faithful and consistent in our commitment to serve Christ as we carry our cross.

Remember God is not like instance coffee, two teaspoon in a cup of water, two minutes in the microwave, and the process is complete. But if you are a Child of the King, sometimes our prayer request can take a day, a week, or a season and sometime they are never answered.

But what are our options in a trying season of waiting? Well we must first remember, God loves us and only wants to save us and He will if we give it all to Him. So our options are to stay faithful and endure to the end, because God will supply all of our needs, not just our wants, on our journey to the promise land.


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



Feb. 13, 2015


abraham-285x300”God tells Abraham to “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah; and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.”

Abraham never ask God, why Lord? What is this all about? You do know this is my only son? He only obeyed and as he was about to sacrifice his son a voice called out from heaven “Abraham, Abraham!”…..“Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Gen. 22:1-12 (NKJV)

My friends, how far will your faith be stretched before you say: God, hold up, enough is enough, my son needs glasses, the brakes went out on my car, and my nephew’s graduation out of town is this month that I surely want miss. So this month I want be paying tithe.

The scenario I just presented is what Christ meant when he tells us in Matt. 13:31-32 (NKJV) The kingdom of heaven is like a small-as-a-mustard-seedmustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”

My friends, where I need you to focus today is on the smallest of all seeds, the mustard seed. When it comes to our faith, God will test us in small areas of our life and if we believe, it then grows like the smallest of seeds “to where nothing is impossible for us to accomplished.” because nothing is impossible for God and what He is willing to do for His children.

Mustard-Seed-Paula-Williams-The-Touch-SingleAbraham’s faith started out small. Gen. 12:1 (NKJV) states the “Lord ask Abram to “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.” So Abraham Set’s out on a journey not knowing where He was going, only having the faith of a mustard seed, so he went.

This my friends tells us Abraham had spent time with God and was willing through His faith to give it all to the Master. Inconvenience, trials and tribulation was secondary to what God wanted, because God sees the bigger picture, life eternal.

“Faith is trusting God and believing that He loves us and knows best what is for our good, it leads us to choose His way. In place of our ignorance, it accepts His wisdom; in place of our weakness, His strength; in place of our sinfulness, His righteousness. Our lives, ourselves, are already His; faith acknowledges His ownership and accepts its blessing.” (E. G. White Education, page 253)

My friends as God’s faithful who looks forward to crossing over into the promise land, have you prepared, do you spend time with images4God each day, establishing even the mustard seed size faith which Christ plants in our life for eventual growth?

As we begin to obtain a personal relationship with God, His spirit then begins to transform Gods nature and love into our life. For it is not possible for the heart where the one who gave his only son so that all humanity may have eternal life abides, not to give Him our all.

So to really understand the true meaning of love, grace, mercy and endurance, there must be a passion that tells His chosen, if we have faith and believe that God has made our life to be as a “man or woman after His own heart;” then we also must believe that “if we have faith as a mustard seed, we will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for us. Matt. 17:20 (NKJV)


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




Feb. 12, 2015


wall“And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” Isaiah 58:12 (NKJV)

My friends who are the repairers of the breach?  According to scripture, they are watchmen who “cry aloud and spare not as they lift up their voice like a trumpet.” Is. 58:1 58:1 (NKJV) They also present a message directly from the royal domain of the heavenly courts.

God’s message to Israel and for His chosen generation today is a call for repentance, reformation and restoration, this is essential before the promises in God’s word can be fully appreciated.

My friends at this point Israel had already been warned “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for16 light and light for darkness….” Is. 5:20 (NIV) But there can be no misunderstanding between right and wrong if  we are following the basic principle in His word.

And those principles are, “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. ’This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31(NKJV)

In addition, there should be no confusion who our neighbor is and what our responsibility is to them. My friends, each day we must take a complete narrative of our lives as leaders, for leadership is a “shared responsibility” that we take on with the Master.

And as God’s leaders, we must develop a passion for being “repairers of the breach”  as we tell ourselves and the world that “every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us” must be eliminated from our lives as we seek God’s Presence daily, while inspiring the world to share our vision for God’s kingdom and life eternal.

But we must first have our feet solidly on the ground spiritually in order to move ahead. There are always times when we will need images8to crawl, slow down, or take breaks, but the most essential thing [as “repairers of the breach”] is, we must stay focused never losing sight of our goal, restore and restoration, as we move towards the promise land.

As God’s Chosen we must always “cry aloud and spare not as we lift up our voices like a trumpet.” If not “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? Luke 3:39 (NIV) But we must “discipline [our] body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.

Otherwise, [there is a] fear that after [leading] others [we ourselves] might be disqualified.” 1 Cor. 9:27 (NLT) for we are “no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.” Eph. 2:19-22 (NKJV)

Israel longed for God to return them to their own land and rebuild the walls and the temple. They were broken and desperately imgres2wanted some sort of revival that would make them once again Gods favorites.

But in Isaiah it seems to indicate that they were not willing to be “repairers of the breach,” by allowing Christ total access to their heart while realizing that “the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.”

But, each repairer, must make a personal challenge “to restore” as we cry out “not my will but thy will be done” and then a revival will take place in us as repairers and within those we lead as we all begin to develop a propensity from within to stay focused on God’s kingdom and to serve as Christ served and through our faith and endurance carry our cross as we become empowered by the grace of God, while forever representing Jesus Christ and Him crucified.


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





finding-jesusThe “Breaking News” special is called “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery”  which explores in a six part series, major artifacts, the Shroud of Turin, the True Cross, and John the Baptist, and in their opinion their findings will give us the most direct evidence about the life and world of Jesus. “The book and attendant CNN series provide a dramatic way to retell “the greatest story ever told” while introducing a broad audience to the history, the latest controversies, and newest forensic science involved in sorting out facts from the fiction of would-be forgers and deceivers.”

Finding Jesus; what a strange an ironic title and I say that because every child of God who seeks Christ with all of their heart has already found Jesus. And if anyone ask us how we know He lives?

We would say simply, Because “He walks with us and He talks with us along life’s narrow way and most of all He lives withinC0704C0B6B024B8983D140F3546FEBD5 our heart” because we have been crucified with Christ and we no longer live, but Christ lives [in each of us and] the life [we] now live in the body, [we now] live by faith in the Son of God, who loved [us] and gave himself for [us].” Gal 2:20 (NIV)

So the question we must ask ourselves, what could CNN possible add to make our journey any more complete. In addition, once we have allowed God’s Spirit to transform our lives into the likeness of Christ why would we be interested in CNN’s Sound bites and rhetoric about our Salvation and the one who gave it all to save us from destruction.

Paul tells us in Ephesians 3:17-19 (KJV) “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Consistent with this, when our character is rooted in God, His word and Spirit and continues to be rooted, it is an experience that lasts throughout our lives here on earth and will also carry us throughout the ceaseless ages of Eternity.

christ_knocks_on_the_door_by_hdchristianimages-d4q84tv-300x164In addition, CNN needs to know our Savior does not hide in some secret place where we have to search to find Him, in fact He searches for us For He tells us in Rev. 3:30 (KJV) “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man [or woman] hear my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

It is impossible for man to understand by using his limited intellect the mind of an all knowing, all powerful, Omnipresence God by some scientific method while telling their viewers you can find signs of God’s existence in the ancient ruins of some far away country as if it was as simple as putting a man on the moon, or inventing a microchip the size of a pins head that holds billions and billions of scientific data.

Acts 4:13 (KJV) says “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they iphone_photowere astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus?” That my friends tells us when a person finds Christ everyone will see Jesus through them.

In addition, CNN will not have to tell us even though He no longer walks among us, He is a Prayer away if we seek Him with all of our heart.

But it must be a daily process, and in so doing, we become aware of our own existence, sensations, thoughts, and surroundings and as a result, each day we will begin to walk into Gods divine wisdom, a wisdom that allows us to focus and walk along the same path that Christ did when He was own this earth. A path of a humble and loving servant to all.


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



Feb. 10, 2015


adan-211x300In the beginning God gave our first parents Adam and Eve all the food necessary for a total Physical, Mental, and spiritual lifestyle, a lifestyle that would never cease to bring vitality and endurance to the perfect anatomy that He had created in the likeness of Himself.

Only after the flood did God give man permission to eat animal food. Those individuals, who lived before the flood after man sinned, ate animal food to gratify their sinful lusts, and this continued until their cup of iniquity was full with God, and He “repented that He had made man on the earth and it grieved Him at His heart.”

Soon after the flood, mankind began to rapidly decrease in size, and in length of years. It was never Gods will that we should gratify our appetites, by the killing of animals as a means of survival. If we are to be a peculiar people in God’s sight, we must exercise temperance in all things.

Health reform and the elimination of eating animals must be one of our main priorities if we are to endure to the end, and finish this race in preparation to live throughout eternity with our Lord and Savior.

The physical nature will always be brought into conflict with our spiritual nature. Thus warfare is forever in battle between our images18propensities toward the lust of the flesh, imperiled by the indulgence of appetites that is unsanctioned by heaven and what Gods originally plan for our well-being was intended for us from the beginning in the Garden of Eden.

Paul tells us in Romans 12:1-2 (KJV) “I Beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what that is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

PIGS-1-articleLarge-300x175Pork: The pig is the main carrier of the taenia solium worm, which is found in its flesh. These tapeworms are found in human intestines with greater frequency in nations where pigs are eaten. This type of tapeworm can pass through the intestines and affect many other organs, and is incurable once it reaches beyond a certain stage. In the U.S., three of the six most common food-borne parasitic diseases of humans are associated with pork consumption. These include toxoplasmosis, taeniases or cysticercosis caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium and trichinellosis.

images1Beef: Beef can harbor a deadly new germ, called e.coli O157:H7. This new germ is now a major cause of serious food poisoning. Beef and dairy cattle can carry the germ with no apparent adverse health effects. Saturated fat from animal products like meat appears to directly affect the function of our cardiovascular system in many negative ways. Not only is it linked to putting a strain on one’s heart through possible fat deposits in the arteries, increasing one’s blood pressure and causing artery damage, but it is the major fat responsible for dangerous weight gain.

chicken62193_10151366501138268_1885952288_n-300x224Chicken: Chickens are the most abused animals on the planet. Chickens raised for their flesh are packed by the thousands into massive sheds. They are fed large amounts of antibiotics and drugs to keep them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them. The antibiotics make chickens grow so large, so fast that they often become crippled under their own weight, bigger is better, This reckless use of antibiotics also makes drugs less effective for treating humans by speeding up the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

imagesFish: Due to industrial pollution there are some risks for a buildup of contaminants in your body. The primary contaminant is mercury. Excess mercury accumulates in waterways and shows up in fish as the highly toxic methyl mercury.  For most people, the amount of mercury ingested from fish is not a health concern. However, even small amounts of mercury may be harmful to developing fetuses, babies and young children.


We as Christians are all, now being tested, and tried in preparation for the final stretch to the finish line, as we look forward to receiving that ultimate prize, Gods pure and holy kingdom. All of us as Christian have been baptized into Christ abiding love and grace, and if we would act our part as Gods Children, by separating from everything that would diminish our health in the sight of God, and gain strength as we grow in Christ who is the foundation, and center, of our mind and body.


Feb. 9, 2015


imgres13My friends Satan usually starts out hiding his agenda when he has us believing that our “socially acceptable sins” will not really jeopardize our goal in finishing our journey to the promise land.

But then like Quicksand, it all begins to blend in with our surroundings and everything we try to do by ourselves only allows the embedded mud, or sin to just keep dragging its victims slowly underneath as we sink deeper and deeper.

In addition, “in time we no longer [have the appearance of God’s Chosen, a] separate and peculiar people, [because] The line of demarcation is indistinct. The people are subordinating themselves to the world, to its practices, its customs, its selfishness……

[but] all expect to be saved by Christ’s death, while they refuse to [carry their crosses, or] live His self-sacrificing life. They extolinaudible-pablosanz-2012-288x162 the riches of free grace, and attempt to cover themselves with an appearance of righteousness, hoping to screen their defects of character; but their efforts will be of no avail..” (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 316) “when God says it is finished.”

And once we have reached that point where “the line of demarcation [becomes] indistinct,” we then begin to “call evil good and good evil, [We also will] put darkness for light and light for darkness,…” Isaiah 5:20 (ESV)

My friends, life becomes complicated, with no hope in sight when we begin to allow the things of this world to occupy our mind and body instead of Christ. And when that happens, it’s easy to lose our focus and get dragged into the abyss of total destruction.

Quicksand - sinking from sinAnd just like quicksand, sin will have a disastrous result because sin is contagious, scandalous, repulsive and complete, all attributes forced on us by Satan which causes a child of God to go as far as possible until we are completely submerged.

Remember my friends, sin will always take you farther than you ever thought you would go as it slowly takes control of our senses because we are not focused on that Journey Christ has placed us on. That is why it is important to, know who we are in Christ.

John 1:12 (KJV) tells us “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” Also we must recognize our privileges as a child of God.

Psalm 8:4-6. (KJV) tells us “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.”

In addition, we must be fully aware through God’s word and Spirit, what power, and authority we have as Gods chosen against pt190_Armor_of_God-croppedSatan and the forces of Evil.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 reminds us For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”

My friends Paul tells us in 2 Cor. 4:3-4 (NKJV) But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them”

So my friends, today we must ask ourselves, Why is the gospel veiled to everyone who is perishing? And if  our goal is to seek Gods kingdom then we will recognize that It is veiled to everyone who is perishing because the god of this world has blinded those who has allowed that line of demarcation to become indistinct by not allowing God’s Spirit to take full control.

So let’s continue to pray without ceasing and through God’s word and Spirit continue to say “Lord not my will but thou 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