Archives for June 2015


June 19, 2015


“The senselessly slain parishioners were in a church for Wednesday night bible study. There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent 150618-charleston-suspect-mn-0745_fe6b77d1928871a0714e0db31ff46bbf.nbcnews-ux-600-480people engaged in the study of scripture.”

It was reported that Dylann Roff prayed with the parishioners an hour before He open fire. What an awful and despicable thing this 21 year old supposedly, white supremacists has done. My friends, He was able to look at every one in that room and here them talk of the love grace and and mercy of a God who gave up everything so that even the one who is about to shed innocent blood could be saved.

But that transformation did not take place like the thief on the cross once he came into the presence of Christ, because somewhere in his 21 years of life He had crossed the line and as the god of this world being His Master, now only calls “evil good, and good evil.” [who only] puts darkness for light, and light for darkness! Is. 5:21-21 (NKJV)

Consistent with this, I am sure inquiring minds wants to know, where is God in all of the violence and mayhem that goes on throughout our world each day. Well as a Child of God I can say with no reservation our God is still in control.

And one day He is going to say He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holyimages33 still.” “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. Rev. 22:11-12 (NKJV)

But today let’s make it personal and focus on Proverbs 6:16-19 (NKJV) which states “These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.”

My friends, as terrible as the crime that was committed at the Charleston Church Massacre, the word of God tells us “Hands that shed innocent blood” are an abomination to God. But God also in the same verse tells us a “lying tongue is also an abomination to Him, along with six other offences.

Remember, God does not place one sin above another and we cannot either if we seek God ‘s kingdom. So today let’s ask ourselves have we become deemphasize by what we see and hear images10each day in our “Breaking news” well what about the sins in our own lives, “God’s chosen generation.”

Have we become deemphasize about the small “Socially Acceptable Sins” in our lives that we have not set at the cross of Jesus. My friends it is now personal. Please Dear God, I give you my all and so today, I fall before you in heartfelt prayer and supplication and ask that You “Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from all my sins!

For I know, [you look at my transgressions no differently than the one whose Hands shed’s innocent blood, because all sins are an abomination in your sight and we have all sinned and fallen short of your glory and I know, if I do not die to self and live in you daily, I will never be able to enter your pure and holy kingdom.

So please, cleanse me today and forgive me of all my sins and transgressions, your child who] was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.” for Jesus name and for His sake, your friend Michael, Aman. Ps. 51:2-5 (KJV) Paraphrased


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





June, 18, 2015


Wait_on_God“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV)

My friends, that text tells each of us, God always has our back and we cannot out think God. So why do we put added stress to situations and circumstances of our life when Christ has already solved our problems for us.

In addition, This is where waiting and faith and faith and waiting comes in and oh the pain of waiting and it is that “pain which is the gift nobody Longs for still it comes Somehow, [but it leaves us] Stronger when it’s gone away.

Pray we try, and pray For your will to be done. But we confess it’s never Fast enough for us, It seems the hardest part Is waiting on you When what we want Is just to see your handlightstock-115919-jesus-extending-his-hand-as-an-invitation-to-follow-him-7453687a-a58b-48b7-a320-75149fa186a0 move” (Vicki Yohe, In The Waiting)

If He would just remove that veil that seems to come between us being in His presence so we can somehow see His hand move and get the answer we have been looking for. My friends, those are the words that seem to keep that veil in place.

The words that says, “we are seeking to get an answer that we are looking for,” or one the pleases us and where we are trying to go on this journey instead of where God is trying to take us. Remember this is God’s journey He has placed us on, a journey that he has already worked out an ending because he is the author and finisher of our faith.

imagesSo it is time to let it go and just believe as we trust the one who died for our sins and has brought us this far, and knows where He is trying to take us and that is to the promise land. In addition, if we have given it all the Master the hardest part is over.

Now it’s all about waiting as we keep serving and finding ways through God’s Spirit to serve, for we are all ministers of the gospel weather at home, school, work, play, in the neighborhood, there is no place we cannot serve God If we have a passion from within to serve.

“We must pray more and in faith. We must not pray and then run away as though afraid we should receive an answer. God will not mock us. He willimages10 answer if we watch unto prayer, if we believe we receive the things we ask for, and keep believing and never lose patience in believing.

This is watching unto prayer. We guard the prayer of faith with expectancy and hope. We must wall it in with assurance and be not faithless, but believing. The fervent prayer of the righteous is never lost. The answer may not come according as we expected, but it will come, because God’s word is pledged.” (E. G. White, Our High Calling, page 134)

As Christians we must have a passion engrossed with love, and A Heartfelt and concentrated zeal for saving souls as we follow Christ mandate To take the “Gospel of the kingdom throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” So the secret to every Christian’s success in his or her mandate from God, is to serve, while we wait to see the hand of God move.


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









June 17, 2015


My friends, we must let go of everything that has us bound to this world “For the wages of sin is [still] death, [and] the gift of God is [still] eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Most of us imageshave no problem staying in the middle of Chaos with never a thought of how far we have drifted from the loving arms of our Savior.

In addition, we cannot keep telling ourselves that God understands. Yes He does understand, and He also died for our sins, but He also tells us in 1 Cor. 10:13 (NKJV) “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

That text tells us That God will give us the power over all sin or a way of escape, if we give it all to Him, but we must also understand that complacency is not power over our sins, but an excuse to settle for what we really don’t want to change in our life that is not in accordance with what is not pleasing in God’s sight.

When my son was about six or seven, my wife and I placed him in a swimming program, after a few weeks of training the instructor told us, the only way he’s going to make any real beautiful womanprogress, is to throw him in the deep end of the pool, and just let it happen.

Well I had no problem, I knew I would never let my son drown, neither would the instructor, but my wife in her mind she had to figure out how to let go, that was her baby being thrown into eleven feet of water. She eventually did, but she had to decide, I must let go in this situation, because I have confidence in the one who says it will be all right.

So my friends, we must also have confidence in the one who says, He will never leave nor forsake us. Where fear once was, faith has to reside. A radical change must take effect. No more lies, no more gossip, no more wasting of God’s time and money.

Each day we must pray for the spiritual gift of discernment, or the “ability to tell the difference between truth and error, right and wrong, good and evil, in every situation, and circumstances in our life. But we must also have a passion to seek God’s presence daily as we give His Spirit access to every area of our Character that is not justified or in line with the Character of Christ.

images33And now “ye are washed, and ye are sanctified, and ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Cor. 6:11 (KJV) In addition, each of our character flaws are then replaced with the fruits of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law.” Gal. 5:22-23 (NKJV)

And my friends, each are a free gift from our Savior to transforms us into His Image and prepare us for His Kingdom 2 Cor. 3:18 (AMP) tells us “And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit”


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




June 15, 2015


The BibleLet’s go into the villages of Caesarea Philippi, and make ourselves part of the conversation, as  Christ ask the question of some in the crowd, who have heard the rumors about Christ being the Son of God. Who do you say I AM? A proud gentleman steps forward and says, I am Hindu we acknowledge multitudes of gods and goddesses, but they never mention a Savior of the world so you could be anybody.

Then a woman steps forward and says I am a Buddhists there is no deity so that excludes you, so you are just a man. A New Age follower says I am god, and I have no son. So you are irrelevant in my world. A Muslims responds, we believe in a powerful all-knowing god but his name is Muhammad and he has never told us about a son.

And then a rich mam comes forward and hands Jesus some money and says this is my god, and his son is called more of where that came imagesfrom. Now it becomes personal, Christ now ask you and I “who do you say that I am?” But my friends before we can answer that question, let’s first focus on where Christ found us, and where he has brought us on this Journey He has placed us on.

It was such a simple question when we heard others responding. And now let’s sit beside the Good Shepherd, and recognize his presence, and talk to him as our friend and our savior as we realize, at this moment he is looking into our hearts, and oh that look, that penetrates deep within our soul that causes us to cry out Lord!! Lord!! I am a wretched, miserable sinner.

I am lukewarm, neither cold nor hot, I am rich, and increased with goods, and think I need of nothing and in spite of all you do for me, I have become so busy with the cares of this world, I really don’t know how to answer that question, because I have lost sight of who you really are.

But today my friends lay in his bosom, and feel the warmth of his touch, listen to every heartbeat that pumps for your salvation as we make this experience real, and once we do, we will know in our heart, the Master will never have to ask us again “who do you say I am?” Because we now have been in the presence of Christ and when that happens my friends, we will cry out in heartfelt repentance.

jesus-2539“Lord you are the Lamb of God who cleanseth me of all my sins if I believe and I will never let you go until a transformation takes place and we now know, His grace is sufficient. Our Saviors blood now flows through our veins, and we can now tell the world of God’s wonderful love, grace and mercy.

In addition, since we will never let Him leave our presence, our mouth and what we say, and put in it, is now sealed with the blood of Jesus, our eyes and what we see, our ears, and what we hear, are now sealed with the blood of Jesus. Our feet and where we go are now sealed with His blood, yes my friends every fiber of our being now flows with the blood of our Savior.

This question  “who do you say I am” was asked, because our Savior needs to know today how important is our Eternal Destiny, because sooner then we think my friends, we will look up and say the Lamb of God is here to take us to our new home.


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



June 14, 2015


Christianity did not start as a religion, but as a movement with it’s main focal point centered around one person, Jesus Christ. The name Christ comes from christos, a Greek word meaning “anointed.” imgresIt is the equivalent of the word mashiach, or Messiah, in Hebrew.

So to be Christ, or the Messiah, is to be “the Anointed one of God.” Priests and kings were anointed during this time, So Messiah or Christ is a King chosen and anointed by God. (Our Rabi Jesus His Jewish life and Teachings)

The Hatred for Christ and His followers begin in heaven when Satan’s desire was to be like the most High, and it continued at His birth when Herod tried to have the baby Jesus killed and continued throughout His ministry. This hatred for Christ went to another level with each step that led up to Christ Crucifixion and resurrection at Calvary.

Then Nero who searched for a scapegoat for the burning of Rome, begin persecuting the Christians ruthlessly by torturing and executing them in the most hideous ways and it hasimages33 continued throughout History with the death of millions.

2000 years since the death of Christ and Christians are still being crucified, decapitated, shot, imprisoned, persecuted, harassed, their property confiscated and churches destroyed. But where I need you to focus at today is how strong is your faith, and how committed are you to what you believe in.

Suppose your faith comes down to your livelihood, or whether you can provide for your family or not “If You Don’t Stand for Something, we will Fall for Anything” that quote, as a Christian, must have some type of meaning as we make it personal and ask ourselves, what does the name of Christ stand for in my life? And does that name have some kind of impact on my belief and how far I will follow a name, or a movement?

images4In addition, if we have decided to make Jesus Christ and His life, our life, than the weight of the cross on our shoulders is inevitable, and only the one who carried that cross for you and I can be the one who determines our destination and how heavy our cross will be.

But my friends, it starts with the faith of a mustard seed, and with that small amount of faith “if  you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matt. 17:20 (NKJV) not even the thought of death, because how can any-one kill someone who is already dead.

Yes “dead in the anointed one, our redeemer, the one who gave it all so that we may live throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity, in His pure and 6082_pSQHZk3vholy kingdom. So today my friends if your faith is being stretched to its limit, or to what we consider the breaking point, remember if Christ is our life, than He can only be the one that determines what our limits are.

But our “God is faithful; he will not let [His children] be tempted beyond what [we] can bear. But when [we] are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that [we] can endure it.” 1 Cor. 10:13 (NIV) because this is all about preparing us for a time, a place, a Situation, and circumstance, that if He would allow it to happen today we would not be able to handle it.

So as Christians, led by Jehovah, let’s stay strong and endure as we lift up our eyes to the hills From whence comes our help? And soon we will see Him in all of His majesty and glory, coming through the clouds above, and His reward will be with Him, life eternal.


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






June 13, 2015


url“I hear the sound Of a mighty rushing wind And it’s closer now Than it’s ever been. I can almost hear the trumpet And Gabriel sounds the chord At the Midnight Cry when We’ll be going home.”

“And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; Then the virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. But the foolish virgins had allowed the oil of their lamps too run out.”

“Only those who have been diligent students of the Scriptures and who have received the love of the truth will be shielded from the powerful delusion that takes the world captive.” “Our people need to understand the oracles of God; they need to have a systematic knowledge of the principles of revealed truth, which will fit them for what is coming upon the earth and prevent them from being carried about by every wind of doctrine.” (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 273, The Great Controversy, p. 625)

My friends, it is obvious, the five foolish virgins did not see the importance of being Diligent students of the scriptures, or having a systematic knowledge of the principles of revealed truth.

Let’s make it personal today and ask ourselves which set of virgins do we represent, the wise or the foolish. How often or how important is studying the word of God when we already havevirgins9 such a busy schedule, school, work, taking the kids to soccer practice, church activities and please let’s not leave out the most important part of our busy schedules, watching Empire, scandal and dancing with the stars on our television.

My friends, there will come a time when trying to acquire a knowledge of God’s word will be of no avail. The parable of the ten virgins is a warning of complacency in not studying God’s word. “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’  But He answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” Matt. 25:6-13 (NKJV) “I do not know you,” the saddest words we will ever hear if the things of this world causes us to be  unprepared when Christ comes to take His children home.

My friends, prophecies and the signs of the times are a daily occurrence. I don’t know about you but I can almost hear the father As he says Son let’s go get our children.” And that can only happen if we have a passion to seek the wisdom and believe in the promises that can only be found in the word of God, which can only happen if our focus is on “things above and not on the things of this earth.”

Second-Coming-of-Jesus_iconAs followers of Christ there must be a fire that burns within our mind and body as we study God’s word and become witnesses for Christ and to everyone we may come in contact with each day.  Luke tells us in Luke 24:32 (KJV) when the two disciples of Christ on the road to Emmaus, realizing it was  Christ they had spoken too.

Said to one another “did not our heart burn within us while he talked with us on the road, and while he opened the scriptures to us?” That word burn, meaning to be set, or consumed on Fire. This is what God wants from each of his Children.

And that is, to be consumed with a burning passion through God’s word and Spirit, then, when God says it is finish, we will be able to say as we look above and see our Savior coming through the clouds, “lo this is our God who we have waited for.”


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




June 12, 2015


peter_crux1“History and tradition records that the Apostle Peter was crucified upside down upon a Roman cross. He supposedly died at the hands of the Roman Emperor Nero by crucifixion. Feeling unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus Christ.”

This was Peter’s request and Nero being the diabolical monster he was, remember this is the same man who supposedly set Rome on fire as he sung on a harp, had no problem fulfilling such a request. But today our devotional is not about Nero, but about Peter’s request to die in such a manner.

My friends, today I want each of us to put ourselves in Peter’s shoes standing before Nero as one of Christ Apostles, as we are being asked to recant our belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Recant that we have already 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 our salvation.” Gal 2:20 (NIV)

We then tell Nero, with no reservation in our voice, It will be a pleasure, Just allow me to be crucified upside down, for I am unworthy,!! In addition, you a worker of iniquity for the god of this world, you cannot kill someone that has already died in Christ.

I can only imagine Peter looked back over His life and the only thing that comes to mind is, after “an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also wasimgres with him, for he too is a Galilean.”

But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.” Luke 22:59-62 (ESV)

My friends, look back behind you and let your life penetrate every fiber of your being today and remember all of the times that our Savior knocked and knocked and knocked seeking just a small entry into our heart. “And being in agony He was praying very fervently [to His father, this is the one I died for] as His sweat becomes like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.” Luke 22:24 (NASB)

It’s personal now my friends because as the purity of Christ looks at us, the one who was “pierced for our transgressions, and crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

jesus-knocking-at-doorHe was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.” Is. 53:5-7 (NIV) as we read that text we should all fall on our knees and say please dear Lord can I be crucified upside down for I am unworthy?

But my friends, I can also hear a sweet whisper, as we rest in the bosom of our Savior, as He says to us, just love as I love that is all I ask, for “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few,” just be one of the few, and serve me, carry your cross, be my disciple, witness to others about what I have done in your life.

And soon, I will enter the clouds with ten thousand, times thousands and thousands and thousands of angels in all my glory. and My reward  will be with me, and I will give it to each person according to what they have done.” Rev. 22:12 (NIV)


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



June 10, 2015


culture_change-300x255Webster defines culture as; “the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent” William Miller who is credited with beginning the mid-nineteenth century North American religious movement that was known as the Millerites, makes a statement that says

“I have fixed my mind on another time, and here I mean to stand until God gives me more light, and that is today, today, and today, until he comes, and I see him for whom my soul yearns. (William Miller) for whom my soul yearns how sweet the sound.

“I have fixed my mind on another time” that tells me that I have completely put what I regard as excellent, in the hands of my Savior who has taken on that responsibility, as we “Cast our cares on the lord as He sustains us.” Ps. 55:22 (KJV)

Now my friends where I need you to focus today is, the Good Shepherd telling you and I to “Cast our cares on the lord and he will sustain us.” Inpottery-51 addition, as a child of God that statement tell us, that is where we need to fix our mind as we stand still and recognize the power of God and what He is capable of Doing through us and for us.

But we have to change our entire culture and what we regard as excellent as we move closer to Christ second coming. It must be all about faith, faith and more faith. And of course “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 (KJV)

Faith, and knowing God’s Word and where He is trying to take us on this journey He has placed us on, each essential to the life expectancy of the other. So if we take one of those elements out it would be a real catastrophe.

Promises-Of-GodMark 4:19 (KJV) tells us “But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.” So my friends this lets me know before we can fix our mind on another time, before we can change the culture of what we regard as excellent.

We must first dissociate ourselves from the things of this world that do not center our attention on Jesus Christ and Him crucified and the culture of a pure and holy kingdom. Starting with what we watch on TV, the internet, what we read, how we spend our time, and what we spend the resources that God gives us on.

Friends, if we are serious about our Salvation there must be a deep passion from within, a passion for righteousness by faith, and a passion for God’s word to penetrate from within until our light so shine that the culture of those we witness too change also as they see Christ in everything we do and say.

Paul tells us “our citizenship is in heaven” that my friends is the culture we must be focused on and the words of our savior Himself that tells us “Let not your heart be troubled;… [about the 16e263ce45673c650f9dbf62b4deb139cares and the culture of this world] our Savior told us before He ascended to His kingdom, In His Father’s house are many mansions; and one of them has each of His Children’s name on it.

But only if that is the culture we desire and we endure till the end. So as Christians our mind must maintain the atmosphere of the Holy angels and what they experience when they Go before an all knowing, all powerful, Omnipresence God singing “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!”


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



June 9, 2015


images35“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.” Acts 20:28 (ESV)

A blood transfusion to a sinner is done if our body can’t create blood properly because of the rapid growth of Sin. So if we seek salvation, a transfusion must take place. In addition, a lifesaving transfusion cannot come from just anybody’s blood, it has to be the pure and holy blood of Jesus Christ that never looses it’s power.

Because it is the “blood that Jesus shed for [you and] me, way back on Calvary; Yes my friends, His blood is what gives us strength from day to day,” and once we allow Christ to become our blood donor,  His power through His Spirit becomes our power and through this power our strength is renewed day after day as we allow Christ blood to Penetrate every fiber of our being.

As we look back, when we first allowed the guiding hand of the Master to take full control, when a transfusion first took place and we had begin to take on the character of Christ, butpitb somehow we allowed our focus to be distracted on things below and not on heavenly things.

So the mire and dirt of the world accumulated and contaminated what was becoming perfectly good character traits in our life, but now we have moved away from the presence of God and our heart and thought patterns has become corrupt, and we need once again the purifying power of God’s Word and “The blood of Jesus Christ that cleanest us from all sin [and unrighteousness.] 1 John 1:7 (KJV)

We must now find once again that “stream that flows steady from Calvary, a crimson tide so deep and wide. It washes whiter than the purest snow and if we keep our eyes stayed on Christ as we continue to allow Him to transform our heart and Character like His, we will one day soon have the blessing of seeing Christ face to face to thank Him personally for what he has done for us on Calvary that allowed this process to take place that saved our soul.

51IMgSEH0nL._SL500_AA280_Blessed are those who wash their robes, in the pure blood of Christ which then gives us the right to the tree of life that is only found through the gates into the city that has been prepared for the redeemed .But this will only occur if we continue to have a close and personal relationship with God which then gives us total access to the abiding love grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.

And that only comes through the continuous Studying of His Word, while allowing a full and complete transfusion that brings about a transformation from self to that of Christ. His Word must be a part of every thought, activity, conversation, and motive, of our life as our lifestyle begins to magnify Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Any other attempts to do otherwise will only amount to failure. It can never be about us when Christ takes full control. So now with the blood of Christ running continuous through our veins, we can now become blood donors for the Master, as we tell the world about this saving blood that gives hope, and salvation to all who believes, and it will never lose its power.


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





June 8, 2015


images27It’s not over, it’s only the beginning when God takes control because His “grace is sufficient for [us], for [His] power is made perfect in [our] weakness,” so He never gives up, as He prepares us for what we are not able to handle right now and so it will always seem “darkest just before dawn, the hardest season we will ever experience.”

But my friends, “we are closer than we have ever been before, so look to the sky and focus on” “In the beginning [when] God created the heavens and the earth. God’s word tells us “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; Gen 1:1-4 (NKJV) My friends, and God saw the light, pottery-51that it was good. And He sees the best of us in spite of the darkness that we create throughout our journey.

As we look at our life, and then we look at the life of Christ, we can then ask ourselves, what have we done or haven’t done throughout the majority of our life that is not deserving of the death penalty. How many times has the potter formed and reformed our life and never once has our God decided that the process of reform of our character is not worth the effort.

In addition, because of the time and effort He has taken transforming us into His likeness, it gives us the right to say, we are a “chosen generation a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that [we] may proclaim the praises of Him who called [you and I] out of darkness into His marvelous light;”1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV) Yes, we can “trust the one who died for our Sins.”

images4The one who traveled through the Jordan trail “Down the Vía Dolorosa called the way of suffering like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, but He chose to walk that road out of His love for His chosen. Rejected by the religious leaders, standing trial before Pilate, before being sentence to death, for admitting to be the Son of God.

“The high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?  You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.” Mark 14:61-64 (NKJV)

Slapped, brutalized, beaten, spit upon but the journey continued! Crowds looking on, rabble rousers are shouting, women weeping, hecklers 7_heaven-300x225mocking, soldiers harassing, His disciples abandoning Him, “The principalities and powers of darkness  assembled around the cross, casting doubt into the hearts of men and now His mission is belittled to that of a out of touch, Crazy street preacher.

But my friends the journey continues through us, because Christ is now finishing what He started in the beginning, in us, as we move out with the passion of Christ with crosses in Hand as we witness to the world that Jesus lives, and He saves and one day soon he will return to take His faithful to a place, Eye have not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man, The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)


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