Archives for December 2015


Dec. 19, 2015


3G_IMGP5179“There’s a wall that stands in front of me that I know I just can’t climb like an eagle you will carry me Just a matter of time I will wait for you Jesus, You’re the sun in my horizon. All my hopes in you Jesus I can see you now arising.

An evil army is all around me Another wall that’s in my way I believe in the word you promised me So I will wait another day” (Juanita Bynum, I will wait for you) My friends we all have those two wall that stands in front of us and one is an abomination to God.

But today we must focus on a pure mind, body and soul for only the faithful that has acquired a pure heart will see God Matt. 5:8 (KJV) And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no place in the inn.

My friends, why was there no room in the inn, surely they were expecting Him “If Jesus came to our house unsuspectingly to spend a day or two.” would we have to hide our magazines, and books,pic_maryandjoseph_02 and put a bible where they laid.

Would we have to change the TV station from Empire and Scandal to the Christian broadcasting channel, and surely we would not think about ordering our usual escapades of movies we get off of NETFLIX.

Would we change our daily routine, our conversations, our texting, facebook and twitter trying to portray a character to reflect some spiritual side that lays behind that one wall that we just can’t seem to climb over because we have allowed that evil army to tell us we don’t have to wait on the Lord because he has a better way of getting sunshine into our life.

waitingZephaniah 3:8-10 (NKJV) tells us to “Therefore wait for Me…….For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, That they all may call on the name of the Lord, To serve Him with one accord.”

So as we wait, our time must be spent  doing the will of God. “And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” Mal. 3:16-18 (KJV)

My friend being a Christians who “exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ” is not an easy journey remember the “road is narrow and very few will decide to travel it,” but if we exalteddon’t we will never be conquerors.

And we will never recognize how far our characters has drifted away from getting over that wall where Christ abides and recognizing the true Sun or Son in our Horizon, arising and how far the evil army has blinded our vision to what is pure and holy.

My friends, we cannot continue to live as if there is no horizon arising because the greatest tragedy will be, those who chose to remain behind the wall of this world and the things we hold so dear and all the great feats and accomplishments on this earth.

Because “There’s a wall that stands in front of us that we know we just can’t climb but it is called faith, endurance, love, grace and mercy and like an eagle our Savior will soon carry us away to “a place Eye has 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. 3:9 (NKJV)

Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.




Dec 18, 2015


carrying-the-cross-300x200Jesus knew what He had been called to do by His father and for humanity. From a human standpoint his mission was unattainable. But as our example He knew this event will be recorded from generation to generation to strengthen each of us through difficult times.

And as our example it becomes all about total submission. Remember my friends this is humanity that recognizes the difficulty of His journey in Gethsemane and Submitted. This is humanity that dreads the suffering that He will encounter, but Submitted.

Humanity knew His journey would seem impossible but Submitted and because of the power of the word and the power of His prayers and the power of His faith he, stayed focused as He submitted His will to the will of His Father.

My friends we are God’s children, and we are told that God’s desire is that we carry our own cross, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily images4and follow me.” Luke 0:23 (KJV)

But Biblically, every command that Jesus gives us to carry our cross is not an easy path to follow. Take for instance Matthew 5:39 (KJV) tells us “not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.”

And then Matt. 19:29 tells us to make choices between our family and God. “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Matt. 19:29 (KJV)

Yes to most of us that cross is unattainable. But my friends it’s all about believing in a God who knows our strengths, and our weaknesses, In Isaiah 40:29 it tells us “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

images10Yes, It will be A difficult journey. “But we have Christ Himself to help us with the load, because He knows the burden of the cross. “And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified.

Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross” Matt. 27:31-32 (NKJV) But my friends, Christ “did not leave nor forsake us” at that difficult moment because He saw each of us struggling with self daily.

He look down through the ages to the 21st century where Satan had invented every conceivable technology to occupy our attention from all of the promises in God’s word He saw us lacking the faith and endurance to remain focus on a place “Eye has 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:3:9 (NKJV)

My friends, we must remember Calvary was also for His faithful today in 2015  a “chosen generation, royal priest, and a holy nation, His own special people,” 1 Peter 2:0 (NKJV) And so if our Man on topeyes remain focused on Calvary and what was done for our Salvation then nothing “can separate us from the love of Christ.”

And nothing can separate us from our wiliness to carry our own Cross for the Master “No amount of “tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? “For our sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:35-37 (NKJV)


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.



Dec. 15, 2015


“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.” My friend, what a life we lived when the urlflesh ran rampant.

And Satan had us bound together on a road with so many traveling in the same direction. In addition, we had no thought that we were on “a train which seemed the whole world was on board…the conductor, whom all the passengers looked up to and reverenced.

[But none of us realized] “Satan, was the conductor, and we were traveling at lightning speed to perdition.” (E.G. White Early Writings) But now “we serve a risen Savior”  and most of us have no physical signs that we had been in a war zone.

Life was not so complicated while bound to perdition, before we allowed Christ to enter our life. But the real war has begun the controversy within us continues to rage. It may not be adultery,images10 but it’s lust, it may not be stealing, but the idea of paying tithe becomes complicated at bill time.

But my friends remember we belong to God now. We must never fill we have reached the final frontier and begin to feel fatigue and battle driven “for the battle is not ours, but God’s.” In addition, we must realize the flesh will always have a natural inclination for attacks.

So Satan waits for the opportune time. Luke 11:21-22 (KJV) Says, even a strong man cannot protect his house if someone stronger comes along. “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world.

In Romans 7 Paul presents his personal struggles with the flesh of the body, and how hard it is to control the rage of sin from within. “For we all recognize that the law is holy and good but we are carnal from within, bound under the sin of the flesh.

iSIN-e1343908924228-300x223Only satisfied when it is controlled by the forces of evil.” So as A Christian the battle rages daily so the flesh must die along with self daily. We must be honest with ourselves today, Paul tells us.

Our members will always weaken by outside factors if we allow them too. In the 21 century it’s what we watch on TV, and the Internet, what we read, where we go, what we listen too, and who we allow into our lives.

Paul’s discovery as should be ours is that every time we try to do good, evil is always present! No matter what we want to do for the Lord especially in regards to serving Him and doing His will, the forces of evil will always present an alternative plan.

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ and victory can only occur if we are continually abounding in the Lord. And continually growing through His maxresdefaultword and Spirit.

And continually falling on our knees with heartfelt supplication crying out “not my will but thy will be done.” Sanctification is a life-time process. It becomes a binding contract, one that can never be broken if  we only “seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God……

And not on things on the earth. For [self is now dead], and our life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-3 (NKJV) And now our faith should tell us “we serve a risen savior” and tho at times our heart grows weary we will never despair,” only endure; because we know our Savior is leading us to the promise land.


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.



Dec. 14, 2015


“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us….Eph. 3:20-21 (NIV) My friends, Genuine faith is a images41transaction which allows us to join into a covenant relationship with God.

Genuine faith has to be a way of life and a passion from within. Genuine Faith tells us the rough side of the mountain we may never conquer but we will never stop climbing until Christ says “well done thy good and faithful servant.

Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matt. 25:21 (KJV) My friends faith does not always make things easy, but it allows us to keep our eyes focused on Calvary “as we press toward the goal [which is] the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:14 (NKJV)

Then Elisha said, “Take the arrows”; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; so he struck three times, and stopped. And the man of God was angry with Faith-testedhim, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it!” 2 Kings 13:18-19 (NIV)

My friends, how many times have we stop short of our blessings because of our unbelief in what God is able and willing to do for us. If we are God’s chosen, faith has no barriers. Neither does God’s love, grace  and his desire to give us what we ask.

So our prayers must be prayers of passion, and a heartfelt belief that God will supply all of our needs. Faith is studying God’s word daily and diligently as we seek understanding and direction as to which way God is leading us on our journey to the promise land.

images4In addition, supply all of our needs is not a personal debit card we have with God that we pull out and use when we seek the finer things of life. “You do not have because you do not ask. “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.” James 4:2-3 (NKJV)

My friends, we must never forget our life and what we accomplish and gain throughout our life must be all about God and His will for us as we give Him all the praise glory and honor. Remember the rich young ruler kept God’s precepts.

“All these things I have kept from my youth.” He tells Christ. Christ then responds “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasures in heaven; and come, follow Me.

He then became very sorrowful because he was rich” Luke 18:18-23 (NKJV)  My friends, key words are, follow Me. The problem was not that the ruler was rich but that he could not see exaltedbeyond this world.

He could not see the Man he was speaking to descending from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: He could not see the dead in Christ rising and those who are alive being caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” Thess. 4:16-17 (KJV)

And he could not imagine a place “Eye has 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) What about you my friends.


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.







Dec. 22, 2015


maxresdefault“All the way my Savior leads me, cheers each winding path I tread, gives me grace for every trial, feeds me with the living bread. Though my weary steps may falter and my soul athirst may be, gushing from the rock before me, lo! a spring of joy I see”

My friends its personal today because our winding paths are different, but what is the same, the toll it takes on a child of God. The sleepless nights, and constant conflicts with self and how to destroy it, becomes an ever ending battle.

And since our goal is God’s kingdom we have to recognize self cannot just be contained it must be, destroyed, defeated and completely eliminated from our Character. I love the fact that our Savior cheers and guides each winding path we tread.

The Greek meaning for cheer tells us our Savior “supports unflinching; steady, constant, steadfast, unfaltering, courage.” in His chosen while His love grace and mercy is always imgresabounding within us.

My friends that is why His promise to “be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deu. 6:12 (NKJV)

The words means so much on this journey He has placed us on. Remember He has placed a lot on us finishing “for scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that [before we had even started our journey] and while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom. 5:7-8 (NKJV) Or while He was on the cross He saw you and I struggling with self.

hqdefault-300x225Struggling with the things of this world that the god of this world places before us as he tells us, “All these things I will give you if you will fall down and worship me.” Matt. 4:9 (NKJV) My friends, once again we have to begin to look at the life of Christ and pattern our entire character after His life.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Cor. 5:17 (NKJV) But our faith and endurance must be centered around the fact that.

“No temptation has overtaken you [or I] except such as is common to man [or woman]; but God is faithful, who will not allow [us] to be tempted beyond what [we] are able, but with [all] temptations He will also make the way of escape, that [we] may be able to bear it.” 1 Cor. 10:13 (NKJV)

And since it is personal all we can say is, we could never repay the debt that we owe Jesus Christ, If it had not been for grace, what would we do, where would we go. You and I were not imgresready to die, but we were also not fit to live.

But we accepted the gift That God alone could give. And that my friends was grace, amazing grace and because Jesus paid the price, there is no penalty” (Brooklyn Tabernacle It’s Amazing)

And one day soon “He will wipe every tear from [our] eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things [would have] passed away.” Rev. 21:4 (NKJV) and then our real journey will begin and it will continue throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity.


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.






Dec. 12, 2015


Luke-4-9-To-Proclaim-The-Acceptable-Year-of-the-Lord-copyDo you love the lord my friends, if you do then tell the world. Tell them “there hope is built on nothing less than Jesus love, His blood and His righteousness.” Shout the good news to everyone because “the Spirit of the Lord is upon us.

And our Savior has anointed His chosen to proclaim the good news of the gospel to the poor; He has sent each of us to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind.

To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”  Luke 4:16-21 (KJV, paraphrased) My friends let’s focus today on the words “acceptable year of the Lord” and what God’s word is trying to tell us.

Acceptable year. That is, the gospel age, when those who feel their spiritual need (the poor in spirit), those with contrite hearts (the brokenhearted), those who have been captives of urlsin and blinded to spiritual things, and those who have been wounded and crushed by the evil one, may expect release from sin.

The “acceptable year of the Lord” is reminiscent of the year of jubilee, when slaves were freed, debts were canceled, and entailed land was turned back to its original owner” (SDA Bible Commentary pp 729)

My friends, nothing else should matter in our life but serving God and telling the world of the “acceptable year of the Lord” when we will be free from sin forever. For “The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.

Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Rev. 21:26-27 (NKJV) And then God will wipe away every tear from our eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.

25083There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Rev. 21:4 (NKJV) But first they must know that love grace and mercy was triumphant at the cross, which allows that “acceptable year” to take place.

“And all who believe will triumph with Him. In addition, “in every one of His children, Jesus sends a letter to the world. If you are Christ’s follower, He sends in you a letter to the family, the village, the street, where you live.

Jesus, dwelling in you, desires to speak to the hearts of those who are not acquainted with Him. Perhaps they do not read the Bible, or do not hear the voice that speaks to them in its pages; they do not see the love of God through His works.

But if you are a true representative of Jesus, it may be that through you they will be led to understand something of His goodness and be won to love and serve Him.” (E.G. White Steps To Christ pp 115)

My friends, this is our commission, Christ has done His part, He died so that “all who believe and endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” So tell the world of the “acceptable year of the OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALord” which will last throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity.

Tell the world that Jesus saves, shout it “from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. From the mighty mountains of New York. From the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. From the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.

From the curvaceous slopes of California. From Stone Mountain of Georgia. From Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. From every hill and molehill of Mississippi.” And throughout the entire world. (Martin Luther King, excerpts from I have a Dream Speech)


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.



Dec. 11, 2015


Ahab is now king of Israel. “He marries Jezebel, the daughter of a heathen king while turning completely from the true God as he begins worshiping the false god Baal, even setting up altars in a temple built for this false god.

Eliasz3And then enters Elijah the Tishbite, God’s prophet for just such a time, sent to defend the worship of Yahweh over the false god Baal. And the climax will occur on Mount Carmel, a place where victories are won.

In 1 Kings 17:1 (KJV) Elijah warns Ahab “there will be years of catastrophic drought where dew will not even fall “except at his word,” which his word is a mandate from the creator of the universe because Ahab and his queen stand front and center of all the kings of Israel who are said to have “done evil in the sight of the Lord.”

And then the Lord tells Elijah to disappear until further notice. For three years Elijah stays away while God gives Israel time to realize, “He alone is God! And there are no other gods; noelijah-mount-carmel-600 one is like Him.” Is. 46:9 (CEV)

So now God gives Israel a chance for victory through His Spirit on Mount Carmel after three years. Oh the love, grace and mercy of our God not hoping that “any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 (KJV)

But, had the Spiritual character of Israel changed after three years? My friends, what about you and I, there is a Spiritual drought in the land, and in our homes today. Iniquity continues to abound, the love of many waxes colder and colder as “breaking news consumes our headlines.

01-300x270So if we seek God’s kingdom we need a Mount Carmel experience and victory where we must decide like Israel when asked “How long will we falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, we must follow Him; but if it is the god of this world, then we should follow him.”

God has given us that choice, so if our desire is Salvation through God’s word and Spirit this is where we must gain the victory over everything that is an abomination to God, all of our Baal’s must be laid aside.

In addition, if we decide to keep them let’s just cry out to our Baal’s to wake us up each morning. Let’s cry out to our high definition TV’s for food, shelter, clothing, finances and good health.

And like Elijah as He mocked the false prophets of His day on the mount, the message is the same. Let’s “cry aloud, to our TV, our money, our clothes and anything else we may worship vicas our god; and if they don’t answer, then we must ask.

Are they meditating? Or maybe they are busy? Or maybe they are on a journey? Or perhaps they are sleeping and must not be awakened?” My friends, no other gods woke us up this morning but God.

No other god but God had a begotten Son to die for our sins. And no other god but Christ said I will go and die so that all who believe and endure may receive life eternal in a place “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which the only true God has prepared for those who love Him”1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)

My friends, Only a mount Carmel victory will allow us to lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, so that we may finish this race with endurance that the true God has set before us.


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.



Dec. 10, 2015


images33Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond-servant, and coming in the likeness of men.

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth.” Phil. 2:5-10 (NKJV)

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” As God’s chosen, would that statement be the beginning steps of radicalization into His army? Radicalization by definition is the “process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations.

They also (1) reject or undermine the status quo or (2) reject and/or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice.” My friends I need you to focus on the second151118-isis-propaganda-victory-over-al-qaeda-yh-1115a_97488d8474eaebd0d68799081cbf89b6.nbcnews-fp-360-360 part of that definition that states “reject and/or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice.”

That tells us, if a Child of God becomes radicalized he or she must also reject the idea of freedom of choice, which is that one aspect of our journey that would eliminate us from understanding a God who would give the world His only begotten Son.

And a Son who was willing to die so that “the heart of His faithful could plan our own way, as the light of His Spirit guides our steps into all “truth and understanding.” In the tribe of Zebulun, there were 50,000 who went out in the army.

In addition, they could draw up in battle formation with all kinds of weapons of war and helped David with undivided hearts.1 Chronicles 12:33 (KJV) 50,000 soldiers with undivided hearts.

My friends let’s focus first on what is means to have an undivided heart? Does it mean they were radicalized into thinking David’s way, a man after God’s on heart was the only 3_heart_mldesign-300x178solution to victory or does it mean they were Singleness of purpose?

In addition, not wavering on the standards of God’s precepts? Not allowing any other gods to come before their Lord and Savior? “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:1-2 (KJV) As God’s Children, oh what power God has promised His chosen who have undivided hearts.

Enduring, never wavering on the standards of God’s precepts, not allowing any other gods to come before us, remaining focused as we finish the course God has set as we prepare to enter imagesthe promise land.

My friends we must understand radicalization removes that choice which then places all of our actions into the hands of the god of this world whose only goal is to keep us from the loving arms of Christ.

Which then allows the forces of evil to destroy us from within thus causing us to lose our just reward and the blessed hope of that place Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things our loving Savior has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.






“Breaking News” GOP Voters Trust Donald Trump to Keep Our Country Safe.” And that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. Of course this is the rhetoric of all of the presidential U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Amescandidates, each attempting to tell us as president, they have the solution for peace.

America will finally be a safe country to live in once again, we will all be able to move about with no fear of retribution from outside forces. But my friends if we believe God’s word it tells us “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His.”

So my friends, God is in charge as the plan for mankind plays out within “the breaking news” of the day. And to those who do not know that God is in control including some of our “Spiritual Shepherds” God gives a different scenario for our interpretation of peace.

His warning is, “sudden destruction will come upon this world as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and all [who have not allowed their lives through God’s Spirit andend time prophecy(1) word to be transformed into the image of Christ will] not escape.” 1 Thess. 5:3 (ESV)

So friends, it is only in God’s word where we can find answers and hope if we will only believe. That is why we have to know what we believe, and why we believe, and what are the benefits in having this knowledge.

In addition, “He who called the fisherman of Galilee is still calling men [and women] to His service. And He is just as willing to manifest His power through us as through the first disciples. However imperfect and sinful we may be, the Lord holds out to us the offer of partnership with Himself, of apprenticeship to Christ.

to-know-god-is-to-know-his-wordHe invites us to come under the divine instruction, that, uniting with Christ, we may work the works of God.” (E.G. White, Desire of Ages, pp 297) So as partners with Christ He also challenges us to tell the world “nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 (NKJV)

But “many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Matt. 24:11-13 (NKJV)

And one day soon our Savior will come to take His faithful who have endured, to our new home. Up until this point we can say we have been in a marathon but it has now become a sprint, History is moving rapidly So God tells His chosen.

“Son of man, prophesy against the [false prophets and those who tells us there will be peace]. Prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Woe (judgment is coming) to even His maxresdefaultspiritual shepherds who have been feeding themselves!

Should not the shepherds feed the flock? You eat the fat [the choicest of meat], and clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the best of the livestock, but you do not feed the flock. You have not strengthened those who are weak.

In addition, you have not healed the sick, you have not bandaged the crippled, you have not brought back those gone astray, you have not looked for the lost;…” (Ezekiel 34:2-4 AMP) My friends  if you are a Child of God You are also a Shepard of God and he is asking us to love as He loves and feed His flock and our reward He brings with Him to give according to our deeds.


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.



Dec. 8, 2015


lightstock-115919-jesus-extending-his-hand-as-an-invitation-to-follow-him-7453687a-a58b-48b7-a320-75149fa186a0We try and follow Gods hand in determining what direction He’s leading. In our limited capacity to comprehend the things of God we figure we can move along with Him and his way of thinking.

But then all of a sudden, we don’t have a clue where He is leading, so we panic. And that my friends is the world we live in and we call it life. A place where we are always living under the umbrella of uncertainty.

But, as a child of God, it is God’s hand and heart that guides us. But as a heir to God’s kingdom and a joint heir with His Son Jesus Christ it seems appropriate to make it personal at times as we fall on our knees and ask God what’s going on.

Are You telling me to go? Are You telling me to stay? Are You telling me to hold on to You for another day? Because there is complete silence and my life is just not at the place I thought it would be at this particular time in my life.

But my friends, the key words are life is just not at the place I thought it would be. What I am trying to say is I as in you and I must be completely eliminated. Remember self hashqdefault-300x225 died.

In addition, we “have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer you and I who live, but Christ lives in us; and the life which we now live in the flesh we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave Himself up for us.” Gal. 3:20 (NASB)

And the same question that God ask Job we must answer also “Where were [we] when God laid the foundations of the earth?…….. “Have [we ever] commanded the morning since our days began, and caused the dawn to know its place, that it might take hold of the ends of the earth,” Job 38 (NKJV)

My friends, what we need to understand, if we are God’s chosen then we are His personal tapestry, one that our God is weaving daily and one day we will be just like him. “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)

A tapestry cl317_tapestry_alt_06is a piece of fabric consisting of material that you bend or twist out of shape, upon which colored threads are woven by hand to produce a design. Those bends and twist are each of the Trials we face each day.

But its all about shaping us into a design that is pleasing in His sight and one day with no reservations God can say these are my children and they are “safe to save” It is not the perfect life that prepares us for the kingdom of God, but the mountains and rough terrains that advance us on our Christian journey.

And at the same time we continue to yield to the will of God without restrictions, because “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Mark 8:34 (NKJV)

And that choice brings about our responsibility to serve. For the only choice that has any meaning in a child of God’s life is the choice that we have made to serve God as we tread cheerfully on the path in which faith, Grace, love, mercy, humility, endurance and God’s Providence leads.


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.