Archives for March 2016


March 19, 2016


UNCHARTED TERRITORYUncharted, is defined as unexplored or unknown. And with Donald trump, somehow becoming the head of the Republican ticket the reality becomes unknown to most, how is this possible? Or is he only prophecy being fulfilled? Daniel tells us, “and He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding.

He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.” Daniel. 2:21-22 (NKJV) The Psalmist also says in Ps. 75:7 (KJV) “But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” So Trump is where he is because, God has allowed him to be the one who gives hope to “the fool who says in his heart there is no God,” and that hope is “he will make America great again.”

My friends, America has had “it’s season of Light, and now the season of Darkness is here.” And For each of us who are looking for Christ soon return,darkness-light-605x391-300x193 we must understand we are in our final leg of this race before we cross the finish line. We are now in “uncharted territory.” For not only America but the world is in a “season of darkness” that it will never recover from. The abominations of mankind have become like in the days of Noah “When the Lord was sorry that He had made man [and woman] on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.” Gen. 6:6 (NKJV)

“but for the elect’s sake” and the few that are still in the trenches of the battlefield that we must warn of Christ soon return. And I say few because we have been given a warning from Christ Himself that says “narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matt. 7:14 (NKJV) And with no reservation, we can all say today “the chickens come home to roost.”

And that quote only tells us; the evil that men have created from generation to generation has now returned to their own door. And now in lest we believe in the promises in God’s word and we seek His presence along with the power of His Spirit daily as we allow Him to transform our lives into the image of Christ, then our only hope is Donald Trump and his promises to make us great.

My friends, we are certainly living in “uncharted territory” today because we are almost at that time in history that Christ speaks of in Matt. 24:21 hebrews-12-what-makes-the-course-worth-running-300x225(NKJV) when He says “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” But if we have faith as a Child of God, Heir to His kingdom and joint heirs with His Son Jesus Christ.

And if we endure until the end, then our uncharted season and territory begins when we see our Savior face to face coming through the clouds above and with no reservation we know with Him is our reward, life eternal and His words to us will be, well done good and faithful servant. My friends to finish this race will be very grueling.

But we must never forget that this race was won for us on Calvary and now victory is ours if we believe and trust God that he is in control of our destiny if we give our all to Him while falling on our knees crying out with a contrite and a repentant heart “Lord not my will but thy will be done.”


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



March 17, 2016


86642c77e7af366ef34433680f1cbeb8Twelve disciples, Christ best friends, all with totally different characters but all taught by the same Master. Christ final words “Let not your heart be troubled,” was telling them; [you now know my Father, “which art in heaven.” Now move out and seek first the kingdom above, where I am going to prepare for you. And teach others, by your words, to do the same.] John 14:1-3 (KJV paraphrased)

So they all had separate journeys, separate ministries, but the same goal, to finish the course without Christ being among them. So they had to seek His presence each day as they redefined that personal relationship they once had with Him. And as they “looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who said.

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:10-11 (NKJV) From there, they went up into the upper room where they were staying and continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, seeking the “Helper Christ spoke of, that the father would send to abide with them forever.”

My friends, Christ took twelve close friends. Each having twelve separate characters and He sent them on twelve separate journeys and all on one turn-your-eyes-upon-jesusaccord, now that is amazing!! Friends that makes it personal because that tells each of us, we have separate journeys but if you have spent time with the Master and have develop a personal relationship with God and love Him with all your heart and soul.

And if I have spent time with the Master and have developed a personal relationship with God and love Him with all my heart and soul. And if the man or woman in China or Africa or Cuba or India or Iran or anywhere else have spent time with the Master and have developed a personal relationship with God and they love Him with all their heart and soul, then who am I to try and define any one else relationship with God.

My friends, we are all seeking to be on one accord with one Spirit who is leading each of us in all truth and understanding in one direction. But what about the Judas of the world, Christ betrayer, who killed himself in the end. Well that only shows us the goodness and love of God in allowing every man and woman the opportunity to make their own choices.

brothers_in_christStore owners who accept counterfeit money, they themselves must bear the burden of the loss. In other words my friends “He was wounded for [all of our] transgressions, [even Judas] He was bruised for our iniquities; [even Judas] The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, [even Judas] And by His stripes we are [all] healed.” Is. 53:5 (NKJV) But, it is our Choice not God’s, therefore Judas chose life over death.

My friends, the world changes daily, but if you are a Christian there is only one word, one Father, one Son and one Spirit and our journeys will all end in the upper room together. “For we all belong to the Good Shepard and sometimes we end up in different folds.

But one day He will bring us all together on one accord, as we learn to distinguished only His voice from the noise of this world, and then there shall be only one fold, and one shepherd, in God’s pure and holy kingdom” John 10:16 (KJV paraphrased)


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




March 16, 2016


signIf you lived in the sixties, civil unrest, rioting, violent labor disputes, assassinations and as far back as we can go, this world has always been in a state of confusion. But the attitude of the world is, we can always turn it around. My friends, we can all look back over our lives, and decade after decade it was always “the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,”

And this world will remain as is, because the god of this world will cause all who are not rooted and grounded in the love of Christ not to be able to discern, good from evil, darkness from light, or the bitter from the sweet! Is. 5:20 (NKJV) But, the world tells us, we always have turned it around we can do it again. But that is not what God’s word tells us.

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation” John 16:33 (ESV) Tribulation being defined as dreamstime_4732909-300x199“grievous trouble; severe trial or suffering” and that is why a child of God cannot be “conformed to this world,” but we must allow God’s Spirit to transform our character into the “nurture and admonition of the Lord” because this world will remain the same.

But soon, God will say “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still” Rev. 22:11 (KJV) and then in “a little while, He who is coming will come and will not tarry” Heb. 10:37 (NKJV) It’s time my friends we begin to move at rapid speed because Christ second coming is near.

In addition, “God calls for men [and women] who will prepare a people to stand in the great day of the Lord. . . . And in order to give such a message as John the Baptist, which was [Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?] we must have a spiritual experience like his. The same work must be wrought in us. We must behold God, and in beholding Him lose sight of self.” ( E. G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8, pp. 332, 333)

imgresAnd as we loose sight of self, we can begin to prepare ourselves  and others for Christ second coming. My friends, we cannot become absorbed in self-pity, and doubt in trying to endure to the end because this world will never be turned around so we must forever lift up our eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh our help who is “the author and finisher of our faith.”

And it is in God’s word where we begin to exemplify our faith as we look at the world we live in and come to the conclusion, this marathon that started six thousand years ago has now turned into a sprint. Consistent with this, we must now understand, with no doubt, that our “faith each day will be tried and tested in order to produce endurance so that our endurance will have its perfect result, so that God’s faithful may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. [when He comes to take us home to His holy kingdom.] James 1:2-4 (PSV)


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



March 15,2016


richest6n-1-webIs it us against them, the rich against the poor, the blacks against the whites, or the upper against the lower and middle class? My friends, I can say with no reservation the controversy within our world today is being played out only between good and evil, which started from the foundation of the world with “Lucifer, son of the morning!….. [The one] who weakened the nations! And said in his heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;……I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Isaiah 14:12-14 (NKJV)

Let’s focus on the words “You who weakened the nations” and gave us the Donald Trump’s of the 21st century. As prophecy plays out in the “breaking news”of the day and the “abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, and John the apostle in Revelation. And now we move to Matt. 24 where it speaks of “great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And unless those days were shortened, no flesh [will] be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” And now, we imgres4must ask our-self am I one of God’s elect. Because soon God will say “It is finished” and Christ will come and His reward will be with Him, to give to His elect, or those who choose this world and the desires of their flesh over life eternal.

“The historian Plutarch warned us long ago of what happens when there is no brake on the power of great wealth to subvert the electorate. “The abuse of buying and selling votes,” he wrote of Rome, “crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections. Later on, this process of corruption spread in the law courts and to the army, and finally, when even the sword became enslaved by the power of gold, the republic was subjected to the rule of emperors.”

My friends, that synopsis of our society today cannot be solved at marches, rallies, or sit-in’s, like in the sixties. Because God’s grace is gradually being removed from this world we live in and now It’s very personal because it can only be solved within the heart of you and I and those God has chosen us to tell, “there is only one name giving among this world that can save them and that is His Son Jesus Christ.”

maxresdefaultGod is calling each of His children to focus on finishing our personal journey He has placed us on, as we make the god of this world irreverent. In addition, we can never stop seeking a passion for the presence of God until “He descends from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and we witness the dead in Christ ascending first into the clouds and then we His faithful who are alive will join them”

My friends, today, the world bows down to the Golden Calf, and the god of this world, but the only true God is calling us out of Babylon and asking us to “forsake all others” because you can only serve one Master and He is found at the end of “the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because [where Christ waits for us] narrow is that gate and difficult is the way which leads to life [eternal], and there are few who [will] find it. Matt 7:13-14 (NKJV)


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




March 14, 2016


lighthouse-300x199“The captain of a ship looked into the dark night and saw faint lights in the distance. Immediately he told his signalman to send a message” “Alter your course 10 degrees south.” Promptly a return message was received: “Alter your course 10 degrees north.” Immediately the captain sent a third message, knowing the fear it would evoke: “Alter your course 10 degrees south, I am a battleship.” Then the reply came “Alter your course 10 degrees north, I am a lighthouse.” (Paul Aiello, Jr)

In the midst of darkness and confusion, several voices we will hear some from family, some from friends, some from outside sources, and of course the accuser of the brethren himself, Satan, telling us what to do and how to adjust our lives, one way or another. But if we seek God’s presence daily in prayer, and study His word while allowing His Spirit to guide us in all understanding.

Out of darkness, one voice will signal something quite different from everyone else. But we must be willing to be still and know, the sound of that HereIamvoice that has always guided us through the fire, and the flood, through the water, and through the blood,” that was shed for our salvation. And because we are His Children and we serve arisen Savior we can always hear, “whom shall I send?

And who will go?” The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. And because Jesus loves us and gave it all for our salvation, and because of our love for Him, our response with no reservation should be, “Here am I! Send me.” My friends, the direction God sends us in our life is infinite when we think of “not my will but thy will be done.” But the question we must ask ourselves, have the things of this world hindered us from responding?

Remember, the God we serve is unlimited, and unmeasurable, in extent of space, and the duration of time in regards to what He is capable of accomplishing through us each day if we are willing to say with passion “Here am I! Send me.” To a child of God “Here am I! Send me.” means, we will pursue righteousness at all cost and we will endure the path of the cross at all cost.

imgres11God is calling his children today to have a life of purpose, and that purpose must go far beyond what we think as humans we are capable of achieving as we Submit totally to the will of God. As our example, Jesus, knew what He had been called to do by His father for humanity. From a human standpoint his mission was unattainable.

But as our example He knew Calvary was the only way that could strengthen each of us through difficult times. In addition, as our example it becomes all about totally Submitting our will to Christ, “Here am I! Send me.” Remember my friends this is humanity that recognizes the difficulty of His journey in Gethsemane and Submitted. This is humanity that knew the path 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 submitting His will to the will of His Father as He cried out, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, “not as I will, but as you will” and His Father gave him the strength to Submit, endure and finish the course that was set before him, knowing one day we, His faithful must carry our on cross and one day exchange that cross for a crown and life eternal.


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





dreamstime_4732909-300x199My friends The Christian experience is a unique journey, we start at imperfection and we go through transformation conviction to an everlasting relationship with God. Our journey has a definable starting point. For Paul it was on the Damascus road, Moses at the burning bush. But we all have our unique experiences as God becomes real in our lives, so it becomes personal because we all experience God differently.

“We are all unique and wonderfully made. He formed us in our mother’s  belly He knew [us]. And before we came forth out of the womb, He sanctified us, and He ordained [us] a prophet [or prophetess] unto [all the world.]” And now my friends, we have dismantled self, and allowed God’s Spirit to rebuild our character within Christ as we maintain that relationship through His word.

But life seemed not so complicated before we allowed Christ to enter our life. Those times when the flesh ran rampant with no limits, or boundaries. Fornication, adultery, lies, stealing, unhealthy eating habits, and the list goes on. How we lived life from day to day was never problematic when we were on that train bound for perdition. But now Satan has refocused his attention back on us.

And that is why it is important that God’s full armor is battle ready and we are never without it, because like Paul, God chose us because He knew weimages29-300x167 were capable of remaining a faithful servant that would endure no matter what situation or circumstances we might find ourselves in. So we must remember “whatever were gains [to us in this world we must] continue, and forever consider as loss for the sake of Christ”

My friends, God never required a job interview or a resume from us when we decided to give Him our all. He had already “searched our heart and knew when we sat down and when we rose up; and He discerned our thoughts from afar.” Ps. 139:1 (NKJV) And He will never terminate His relationship with us when we mess up, because He is our father and Shepherd not an overbearing boss.

And He never looks at our profit and loss, only our Gain as we give Him all the glory and honor each day for what He has done in our lives. “Like a grapevine branch, we are not always producing fruit in our life. That would be unnatural. For a significant portion of a grapevine’s life is nothing but a dry, twisted stick, fruitless with no benefit to anyone.

It is even useless for shade, worthless as timber, to all appearances it is only fit to be ripped from the ground, thrown in a heap and burned.” “Yet imgresthose barren times are as vital in the life of the vine, as the season itself” (Grantley Morris) “Because God being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, we are made alive together with Christ.”

And through His mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is His faithfulness. Lam. 3:22-24 (NKJV) My friends, the forces of evil looks back over our life and accuses each of God’s chosen of all of our mistakes and tells us we have gone to far in sin, to be saved.

But not with Christ for He starts at Calvary, and takes us through the trials and tribulation of this life, and places us in His loving wings, all the way to his soon appearing when He will say to His Children “my grace was sufficient” because it was always personal so “Well done” my child.






March 11, 2016


images29-300x167“Those who would not fall a prey to Satan’s devices, must guard well the avenues of the soul; they must avoid reading, seeing, or hearing that which will suggest impure thoughts. The mind must not be left to dwell at random upon every subject that the enemy of souls may suggest. The heart must be faithfully sentineled, or evils without will awaken evils within, and the soul will wander in darkness.

“Gird up the loins of your mind,” Peter wrote, “be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (E.G. White, Acts Of The Apostles pp 518-519) My friends that quote tells us, we must avoid the “very appearance of evil” because “evils without will awaken evils within.”

Remember, Satan from the beginning of our conception has studied our character, he knows what areas we will fall in. He also knows what is generational within our DNA and what character flaws is hereditary that has been handed down from generation to generation that is within us. My friends we must never forget Satan is a strategist who will “blind the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Cor. 4:4 (KJV)

So we must “be sober-minded; and watchful. For our adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 lion(ESV) And my friends, that someone is you and I. In addition, our over saturation of what we see and hear in the media has turned our world into a nation of the walking dead. Not realizing that we are being manipulated by government and corporate advertisers.

And it is through what we watch and hear and the places we go where Satan causes us to stumble while at the same time we lose sight of Christ saving grace, forgetting that life is too short to squander it away on things that have nothing to do with our soul salvation. So to constantly program our minds on the things of this world will only shift our brain activity from Christ centered, to a state of “susceptibility, suggestibility and an unfocused state of mind.”

And it is at that point we have no desire of knowing, perceiving, or remembering the things God deems beneficial, and precious for our salvation. Remember, Moses had seen an entire generation wander aimlessly in the desert for forty years because they refused to believe God’s word. Instead, choose to believe the ten spies who said the land God had promised them was too difficult to conquer.

The_Crossing_fo_The_Red_SeaTherefore forty years, the Israelites roamed the wilderness, with no specific destination in sight. An entire generation was sentenced to an inactive and slothful wandering in the wilderness before they all died with only Moses, Joshua and Caleb remaining to represent the generation that left Egypt. Many of us experience this same dilemma, wandering in the wilderness of sin with no destination in sight as the year’s fly by.

My friends, time is precious, and how we use it for God’s glory and honor, is of vital importance to our spending eternity with Christ. Each precious moment we have left on this earth should be spent in searching to capture the mind and character of Christ through His word and Spirit because the things of this world will soon pass away and so will the unbelievers who did not give their all to Christ, but, “set their mind on earthly things, and not on things above.” Col. 3:2 (NIV)


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




March 10, 2016


images4“In falling day by day so far short of the divine requirements, we are endangering our soul’s salvation. We need to understand and appreciate the privilege with which Christ invests us, and to show our determination to reach the highest standard. We are to be wholly dependent on the power that He has promised to give us.” (E.G. White, That I May Know Him pp 130)

So what God’s Children must seek daily is that Faith which makes Christ our personal Savior. And we must also realize that it is that type of faith, which allows us to overcome the forces of evil and the things of this world. and it is also this type of faith that assures us that “God is sufficient” for you and I, for His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

Therefore it is all right to take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when we are weak, 1504.Elijahthen we are strong” [in Christ] 2 Cor. 12:8-10 (NKJV) And it is that same faith that tells a Child of God when we have reached the rough side of the mountain, it is Christ still small voice that we hear say “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. And through your faith and endurance you can also overcome the world.

So now my friends let’s imagine we are standing on the rough side of the mountain, seeking the Lord. “And behold, the Lord passes by, and a great and strong wind tares into the mountains and brakes the rocks in pieces, but the Lord will not be in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord will not be in the earthquake.

And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord will not be in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. And being a Child of God, we fall on our knees in total admonition, waiting to hear what the Lord will say. And then we hear “If [you] wish to come after Me, [you] must deny yourself, and take up your cross daily and follow Me.” 1 Kings 19:11-13 (NKJV) Luke 9:23 (NASB)

My friends, we need to keep forever before us if we are seeking the kingdom of God, the quote, “In falling day by day so far short of the divine requirements, we are endangering our soul’s salvation.” And those divine requirements are; a personal relationship with Christ, and a passion to take up our own cross and follow Christ wherever He may lead.

carrying-the-cross-300x200But those divine requirements are so out of touch as to where most, who claim to be Christians are trying to get too in our fast pace got to have it now society. But as grace is gradually being removed from this world. God’s word to His people remains the same. “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, . . . and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters.”

“Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 2 Corinthians 6: 17-18 (KJV) 1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) Remember friends, “God’s people are to be distinguished as a people who serve Him fully, wholeheartedly, taking no honor to themselves, and remembering that by a most solemn covenant they have bound themselves to serve the Lord and Him only” (E.G. White, Testimonies vol 9, pp 17)


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



March 9, 2016


jonah-preaching“Then Jonah began to go through the city one day’s walk; and he cried out and said, “forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”  My friends only forty days to repent and be saved, or everyone will be destroyed. In addition, God did not categorize their offensives, or determine their destruction by social class, or race, for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

Jonah 3:5 (KJV) tells us “The Ninevites believed God and a fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.” Key word, all of the Ninevites believed. The murderers, the fornicators, the thief’s, the liars. The adulterers, those who coveted, those who worshiped other Gods, those who used the lords name in vain, those who did not keep the Sabbath day holy, even the gossipers.

Yes my friends, all believed and repented. Because once you allow God’s Spirit to take full control then you begin to develop that personal relationship with Christ. But sometimes this world looks far more appealing and we choose to linger far to long in sin instead of making a full transformation. In the spring at Niagara Falls, there is large blocks of ice flowing toward the falls.

Embedded in the ice you can see carcasses of dead fish. Gulls by the score will ride down the river feeding on the fish. As they come to the brink of the146234798 falls, their wings go out, and they escape annihilation at the powerful falls. But every once in a while a gull will delay, seemingly engrossed in the dead carcasses of all the fish, and when it finally comes to the brink of the falls, and it extends its powerful wings, the bird will flap but to no avail.

Even by chance it does lift the ice out of the water, it has delayed too long and its claws are now frozen into the ice and the weight becomes too great, causing the gull to plunge into the abyss. Oh, the danger of delay! I’m sure those who linger have seen others fall into the abyss, but, somehow they figured, they can succeed where others have failed. The Ninevites gave it all to the Master in forty days.

The thief on the cross, in an instant. My friends, Christ is knocking, any delay can be detrimental to one’s salvation because tomorrow is not promised. So today my friends, where do you start the process of transformation. Maybe you start with gossiping. Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:29 (KJV) Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Maybe you start at wasting God’s time. Paul also says, “Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Eph. 5:16-17 (KJV) I could continue, pointing out ones transgressions that can be found in God’s word. But Aspen06RockyMountainSunrise-300x225the question is not about the sin itself, but when does it become personal between you and God?

Or do we linger as the seagull because somewhere in our finite mind we figure we can succeed in sin where other’s before us have failed and escape before we are completely annihilated by Satan? My friends, if you reach that final sunset and you look into Christ eyes, will the tears you shed be tears of joy or would they be your last goodbye.”

It will be a tragedy to get to that day, and realize, all the delays, and all you had accumulated and accomplished on this earth “could not compare to eternal life that you now have lost.


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



March 8, 2016


imagesFor if we are called by His name then we “are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” Eph. 2:19 (NKJV) and thru His divine power He has granted His namesake “every good thing given and every perfect gift from above; pertaining to life and godliness”

My friends, we must never forget, we are Gods Children who bear His name. We are also a chosen generation, a royal priesthood a holy nation, His own special people, that we may proclaim the praises of Him who called [us] out of darkness into His marvelous light;” 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV) And because we are His “He knows the way that we take; [and] when He has tested us, we will come forth as gold.” Job 23:10 (NIV)

And then with passion we sing praises that tell the world “My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness we dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus’ Name.” But along with that name comes an awesome responsibility that leads us out of “darkness into His marvelous light.”

And now it becomes personal, as we cry out with passion, my life is not my on, to you God I now belong and to you I give my all because you are mypsalm23-lg “Shepherd; and I do realize I shall never want, because you will always lead me in the paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake.” And friends, it is for His namesake that we develop that passion for discipleship which allows  us to deny ourselves and take up our cross.” Matt. 16:24 (KJV)

In addition, as we begin to deny self we also die daily and live our life through Christ for His name’s sake and today we can rest assured that if God has called us, He will sanctify and ultimately glorify us in the blood of Christ. For the honor of His namesake is invested in His chosen and when we give our all to the Master, “our heart does the Spirit control.

And now, we can only be blessed  and have peace and sweet rest after we have yielded unto the Lord our body and our soul and placed our all on the abraham_isaac_11altar of sacrifice.” Yes my friends our namesake means not my will but thy will be done “And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.”

So the two of them went together. Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.” My friends, have you noticed Abraham’s namesake, Isaac, a willing sacrifice, never questioned His Father or the God who his father had taught him to serve.

He became a willing sacrifice with no questions asked. Now my friends it’s personal again, because as God’s namesake we must also become a willing sacrifice as Isaac, as we live our life through Christ, while allowing the light of God’s Spirit to shine through us. to all that Satan has bound for perdition who are now “considered as sheep to be slaughtered,” as we point them to the only namesake, “under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” And that is Jesus Christ.


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