Archives for June 2016


June 16, 2016


D14B372F96Its personal my friends because if you are a child of God we all yearn or have a passion that starts with our tears and sleepless nights and ends with that personal relationship with God that says our journey to the promise land is worth every trial and tribulation of our life. And our healing comes from those same tears and sleepless nights, and the fact in knowing God loves us and “He will never leave nor forsake us.”

In addition, along with the many tears we shed and the thousands of sleepless nights we go through in our life, looking back we can say they have always been God’s grace and mercies in disguise, because the trials of this life and the tears we shed tell us there will be a better day if through our faith we can endure until God says “it is finished.”

William Miller who is credited with beginning the mid-nineteenth century 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. “For whom my soul yearns” through the many tears and sleepless nights our soul seeks His presence. “Our soul yearns,” for the mind, character, and Spirit of God.

“Our soul yearns” to have the humility of a child who still needs comfort in knowing that “God keeps a count of our tossing’s [throughout the night asimages7 he puts our] tears in His bottle, [while] recording them in His book” Ps 56:8 (KJV paraphrased) But my friends, above and beyond everything else our soul must yearn for the moment when Christ Himself  “will wipe away every tear from our eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Rev. 21:4 (ESV)

And that is why we must “fix our mind” on Christ second coming as we completely eliminate self and Set “our heart on the things above, [and] not on the things on this earth.” And if we have decided to serve God and make a total commitment to Him, through our tears and sleepless nights we must tell ourselves we are no longer lost sheep, but we are vessels of God, set apart as disciples with our on cross to bear for the one who gave it all for our salvation.

heaven2We are also a-part of “A FEW” who will finish up the work of God for “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers ARE FEW.” Luke 10:2 (NIV) And we are a-part of  an elect group ”who will travel that narrow and difficult path that leads the way to [everlasting] life, and [we are a-part of only] “A FEW” who will find it.” Matt. 7:13-14 (NKJV) And we are a-part of  a few that will “go through great tribulation, and wash our robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Rev. 7:14 (NKJV)

But through it all, what gives us the most comfort is knowing that our tears and the thousand of sleepless nights and all of the trials and tribulations of this world, that we have fulfilled God’s mandate and preached the gospel into all the world and that we are not only a-part of “A FEW” but, a great multitude which no one could number.

[And part of that number were souls we brought to Christ] of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, as we all stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in [our] hands, and [still crying my friends, and] with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Rev. 7:9-10 (NKJV)





June 15, 2016


UntitledAs designated leaders for the “unity of Christ,” “for such a time as this” we must transcend beyond today and tomorrow a vision to others that takes them to places they never thought possible through Christ who is “the way, the truth, and the life.” But first Christ must become alive within you and I as we allow the transforming power of His Spirit to take full control. We must also be clear, and decisive about where we are going on this journey and how we are going to get there, and what are the benefits once we have arrived.

Gods Promises must become real, our passion must transcend with a shared vision to the world, as we stand in awe gazing on the clouds above as it draws nearer and becomes lighter, glorious, and still more glorious, till it is a great white cloud. Then, the bottom of the cloud appears like fire; a rainbow is also over the cloud, while around it are ten thousand angels, singing a most lovely song; and upon it sits the Son of man.

His hair white, and curly and lays on His shoulders; and upon His head are many crowns. His feet has the appearance of fire; in His right hand is a blessed-hope-jesus-return-4_n1-300x198sharp sickle; in His left, a silver trumpet….Jesus speaks: “Those who have clean hands and pure hearts shall be able to stand because; “My grace is sufficient for you.” At this our faces light up, and joy fills our hearts as the angels strike a note higher and sing again, while the clouds draw  nearer to the earth.

Then Jesus silver trumpet sounds, He then descends on the cloud, wrapped in flames of fire. He gazes on the graves of the sleeping saints, raises His eyes and hands to heaven, and cries, “awake! awake! awake! ye that sleep in the dust, arise.” Then there is a mighty earthquake. The graves are open, and the dead come up clothed with immortality. The Redeemed shout, “Alleluia!” as we recognized our friends who had been torn from us by death.

In addition, at that moment we are changed and caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air.”  My friends, PASSION is the key along with a shared vision of Jesus raising “His mighty, glorious arm, as He lays hold of the pearly gate of our new home and swings it back on its glittering hinges and says to the redeemed, ” “you have come out of great tribulations you have also washed your robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb and stood stiffly for My truth, and kept my commandments.

5a5739be8cb391fa5a9a7ded479de312You now have the right to the tree of life, now enter in through the gates into the city.” We then touched our glorious harps and make heaven’s arches ring…. Then we see most glorious the mansions, most glorious to behold….” We then cry out “heaven is cheap enough” Rev. 7:14 (NKJV) Rev. 22:14 (NKJV) (Excerpts from the writings of E.G. White) My friends, it’s personal, because if you live on this planet you have to recognize prophecy is unfolding every single day.

Christ is now giving you and I warning after warning as He knocks daily at our heart, telling us to Prepare! Prepare! Focus! Pray without ceasing! Endure! Study! Seek God’s presence along with a double portion of My Spirit while stretching your faith until I tell you personally, “Well done, thou 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. 5:21 (KJV)



June 14, 2016


valley-small-300x197Mountains, Storms, Rough terrains, deep valleys, all adjectives that define difficult times in our life, whether death of a love one or a sickness that the doctors have told us was incurable. A son our daughter that have taken another direction in their life other than the Christian values they were taught while growing up, financial and work related problems. My friends, where does the list end. And since it is our personal season and our personal journey we ask why?

And once we ask ourselves that question we must look to God for answers. And His reply will sound something like this; “faith that does not transform you, will do you little good” because without it we  “sorrow as others which have no hope.” But through your faith “It doesn’t matter what you face, My love will conquer every situation and circumstances of your life. Yes my friends, God’s love tells us to “be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (ESV)

But, that promise as with all of God’s promises are conditional, which says there are terms and those terms are based on the time frame He has given imgresus during this short probationary period we have from birth to death to allow the Spirit of God to transform our lives so that when we see Him face to face it will be as one looking in the mirror and His glory will be our glory and His scars will be our scares because we “came out of great tribulation [and have many scars to present before Christ that we received from carrying our cross.

In addition, many stars will be in our crowns that says I served a risen savior while on earth and have many souls to present to the Master.” So whatever our storm may be, if we love God as He loves us and keep His commandments then we can say with no reservation that we are being refined in the flames of this worlds afflictions but, it’s all right because His love is stronger than our “light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,” 2 Cor 4:17 (NKJV)

carrying-the-cross-300x200Consistent with this, because of that love “nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of Christ.” So we cannot become complacent at the power of Satan to keep our minds focused away from the love of God. So we must dissociate ourselves from the things of this world that do not center our attention on Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Friends, if we are serious about our Salvation there must be a deep passion from within, a passion through God’s word and Spirit that penetrates from within and then out onto the front lines of the battle field.

And as ambassadors to God’s kingdom, our passion and God’s light from above must transcend to a dying world as we walk through those streets of gold in God’s Kingdom and pave the way to the promise land with a shared vision to others in the final days of this life’s history. Yes our God has entrusted us with His message of love that begins with the fact that He “so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that who so ever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (KJV)  And a Son, that while we were yet sinners, died for us.


June 12, 2016


imgres2As we move closer to Christ second coming. We continue to cling to those sins that “so easily besets us.” as we continue to tell ourselves, God understands, he knows my heart. Yes my friends God knows our heart and He knows “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” Jer. 17:9 (KJV) So what we should be saying is Satan has the greater power over God. And God’s promises that “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”1 John 4:4 (NKJV)

And “for everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world our faith.” 1 John 5:4 (KJV) has no effect on us because Satan is greater and we have no faith to overcome him. My friends it’s personal because it is OUR FAITH, OUR JOURNEY AND OUR SALVATION. And Satan only has power over us if we give him that power. “For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast….”

Now the magicians so worked with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “this is the finger of 0139_ex_071112-001God” This narrative begins with Aaron casting “down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. And Pharaoh now calls his wise men, sorcerers and the magicians of Egypt, and they all threw down their rods, “and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.” Ex 7:10-12 (KJV)

My friends, God first needed to let Pharaoh know who he was dealing with and once he recognized that, he should have understood, there is only one God and He is the creator of the universe. “But Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them.” Ex. 8:18-19 (KJV) But Pharaoh’s magicians recognized the finger and presence of God. So my friends, as you look back over your journey and see where God has brought you from to where you are today, do you understand it was always the presence of God that got us through the storms of our life.

ae3fb18b94efe89ebd597e95ff2aa5f4And, it is the presence of God that wakes us up each morning. But God also “maketh his sun to rise on the evil (Pharaoh) and on the good (Moses), and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matt. 5:45 (NKJV) But God wants to do something breath-taking and awe-inspiring through His Children as He did with Moses so the world will know that there is only one God and one Savior. But first through our faith we must give it all to the Master.

And if we are going to allow God to use us for His glory and honor we must make a choice to overcome the world and the things in the world. And this my friends is what God understands, because God did not give the world His only Begotten Son for us to continue to use Satan as a crutch or a substitute for Jesus Christ and that is what we are doing when we say God understands.

But what He does understand is “no one can serve two masters; for either he [or she] will hate the one and love the other, or else they will be loyal to the one and despise the other.” Matt. 6:24 (KJV) And He also understand that His love is what Calvary was all about; selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional. And if we understand this, then we must also understand self must die daily as we live our life through Christ.




June 11, 2016


55cd9-job1Job’s trials begin in Job 1:12 (KJV) with God giving Satan the go-ahead; “all that Job hath, is in thy power.” all, meaning every situations and circumstances that involves one’s life, Satan now has power over, “but don’t touch His body.” God tells Satan. Now all of this is going on behind the scenes without job’s knowledge. My friends, it’s personal so let’s exchange our life with Job. Our entire world is about to take a turn for the worst.

All that we hold so dear, will now disappear, and we “do not know what tomorrow will bring….For [we] are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” James 4:14 (ESV) Satan can’t believe Job’s faith even after he has lost everything. So now he ask God for permission to touch his body and God grants it. “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.” Job 2:6 (NKJV) What this narrative of Job tells us; nothing is done against us without God’s knowledge or permission.

But as God’s children. He knows the point at which we get to where Satan becomes the victor. So He will not allow that to happen or allow us “to be OHMANbible12_jobtempted beyond what [we] are able, but with the temptation [He] will also make the way of escape, that [we] may be able to bear it.” 1 Cor. 10:13 (NKJV) My friends, Job lost everything even His children. And now in (v,7) Satan strikes him “with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.” Then his wife makes a suggestion in (v, 9) “Do you still hold fast to your integrity?

Which means, she knows job’s pure and moral character and His faithfulness to God, but she does not understand God will never “leave, nor forsake his faithful children.” My friends there will be those that question our integrity also and like job’s wife wonder why are we still faithful to a God that has deserted us because there is a easier way for “wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it” and like Job our response must be “…….Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?”

abrahamSo now Job cries out to God as he asked for help, But the Lord does not answer and sometimes we will not here His voice either, but we must remember God still guides our foot-steps and when God does answer job His words were,“Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?“ Where were you when I laid the foundation of the world………Job 38:2-5 (NKJV) My friends we must understand God knows “the plans [He] have for [us]……plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you [and I] a future and a hope.” Jer. 29:11 (ESV)

So we must stay focused and like Job in the end “the Lord blessed his latter days more than his beginning.” Remember we are closer then we have ever been before, so God is preparing us for that time of “great tribulation, [like nothing that has] occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.” Matt 24:21 (NASB)

So today He prepares His elect for such a time so when it does occur we will remain  “steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor is not in vain….” [as we move out on-to the front lines of the battle field seeking souls for God’s kingdom] 1 Cor. 15:58 (NKJV) and one day if we are faithful and endure until the end we will be saved “and our latter days will be more than our beginning” in God’s pure and holy kingdom.




ali_3208256cOctober 30, 1974, one of the greatest fights in the history of boxing took place in Kinshasa Zaire, “The Rumble in the Jungle.” It pitted a 28 year old Foreman who seemed an overwhelming favorite against the 32-year old Muhammad Ali. After being stripped of his license and title in 1967, once again was given a chance to fight for the world championship. Ali had told everyone that he had a secret plan for Foreman. A plan strategy Ali later dubbed the rope-a-dope.

As a result, Foreman spent his energy throughout the fight throwing punches that either did not hit Ali or were deflected in a way that made it difficult for Foreman to hit Ali at all. As the fight drew into the eighth round, Foreman’s punching and defense became ineffective as the strain of throwing so many wild shots took its toll. The fight showed that Ali was capable of taking a punch and highlighted his tactical genius, as Foreman struck Ali with hundreds of thunderous blows, to no effect.

No one, least of all Foreman, anticipated that Ali would do what he did, which was to demonstrate so passionately his burning belief in his own abilityALI FOREMAN to meet and master any other man on any terms. My friends, Six thousand years ago Satan thought he had stripped Christ of all rights to call this world His domain saying in his heart ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God… I will be like the Most High. Isa. 14:13,14 (KJV) But God told us all, He had a plan for man’s salvation, and the victory would be won, not in Kinshasa Zaire, but on a site called Calvary.

And no matter how many thunderous blows Satan would throw, they would be of no effect. How this was done, God’s word gives a step by step account of the tactical genius of our all knowing, all powerful, omnipresence God, along with the challenges we face from the same foe, which is Satan? The plan was to give the world His only begotten Son, so that “who so ever would believe in Him would not parish but have life everlasting” John 3:16 (KJV)

images3“As Christ was dying on the cross He “saw how deep is the hold of sin upon the human heart,[and] how few would be willing to break from its power. He knew that without help from God, humanity must perish, and He saw multitudes perishing within reach of abundant help.”(E.G, White) My friends, the challenge to us today is, do we have the passion to serve? as “multitudes perish within reach of our help”

In addition, somewhere deep down inside of us, does God’s spirit continued to let us know our responsibility? And once we know our responsibility do we fall on our knees in humility and a contrite heart as we ask for forgiveness for all of Gods precious time we have wasted as we cry out, Dear God, “not my will but, thy will be done”? My friends, it must become personal as we realize the sacrifices made for our salvation.

In addition, We must never forget that Christ the victor, now reigns in the heavenly courts, advocating on our behalf and it is up to us, heirs to His kingdom and joint heirs with His Son to understand God’s plan for our life because we have been given an awesome responsibility. And friends, that responsibility is, go with a burning passion into all the world and become witnesses because, “multitudes are perishing within reach of abundant help.”


June 9, 2016


the-narrative-mainNarrative is defined as “a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or false.” And since it is about you and I it’s personal meaning each circumstances and situation is unique to our character and our own journey as we travel with the assumption from within that we will enter the promise land one day soon.

And my friends as each narrative is played out, we all seek the same ending, to live happily ever after in 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) The main characters are, You and I, and the Trinity. Those with a supporting roles will be the holy angels of God Satan and his forces of evil. We begin with four of God’s holy angels standing on the four corners of the earth, “holding the four winds of the earth.

And the merciful eye of Jesus gazed on the remnant that had not given there all to God. “Christ pleads with His Father, “that He had spilled His 4Angelsholdingthe4Windsblood for them. Then another angel was commissioned to fly swiftly to the four angels and bid them hold, until the servants of God “were sealed with the seal of the living God in their foreheads.” Rev. 7:2-3 (NKJV) (E. G. White, Early Writings, p. 38) Consistent with this you have the forces of evil causing many of God’s children to fall in combat, right here at the threshold of the promise land. Some narratives end in the arms of Christ, but many die in their own sins.

As the holy angels go back and forth as the process of finishing history in each of our narratives is played out. Our accuser Satan, harasses our protecting angels, tell your Boss He actually died for Betty who abuses her body with unhealthy eating and gossiping John and lying Mary and whore-monger Ben and thieving Kathy. And what will lazy Peter do in heaven surely he will be bored to death without a TV and a XBOX.

Satan knows our over saturation of the things of this world along with our propensity to sin against his enemy and our Lord and Savior. So we must all look into our mind body and soul and see if the accuser of the brethren is correct or have we completely destroyed self and given our all to Christ. Remember my friends, sin “shall not rise up the second time.” Nahum 1:9 (KJV) Calvary, made sure of that.

11d6e128bf40c7a34a30a14ec0c4f67cIn addition, “NOT every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; BUT he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Matt 7:21 (KJV) Those two words “NOT” and “BUT” shows “the overwhelming contrast” between those whose narrative is to do the will of God and those who feel because they go to church each week and get entertained by the Holy Spirit that they have a right to “the tree of life.”

Remember we no longer “speak, understand, or think as Children, but we are men and woman who know the difference between right and wrong” So “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. So in the eyes of God we must be “safe to save” so when Satan makes his final accusations against us, God can say “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 1 Cor. 13:11 (KJV paraphrased) 1 John 2:4 (KJV) Rev 7:14 (KJV)


August 12, 2013

The Rumble In The Jungle

tumblr_m3tg1xmU0z1qm9rypo1_1280The Rumble in the Jungle was a historic boxing event that took place on October 30 1974, in Kinshasa Zaire. It pitted a 28 year old Foreman who seemed an overwhelming favorite against the 32-year old Ali. After being stripped of his license and title in 1967 Ali once again was given a chance to fight for the world championship. Ali had told everyone that he had a secret plan for Foreman. A plan strategy Ali later dubbed the rope-a-dope.

As a result, Foreman spent his energy throughout the fight throwing punches that either did not hit Ali or were deflected in a way that made it difficult for Foreman to hit Ali at all. As the fight drew into the eighth round, Foreman’s punching and defense became ineffective as the strain of throwing so many wild shots took its toll. The fight showed that Ali was capable of taking a punch and highlighted his tactical genius, as Foreman struck Ali with hundreds of thunderous blows, to no effect.

No one, least of all Foreman, anticipated that Ali would do what he did, which was to demonstrate so passionately his burning belief in his own ability to meet and master any other man on any terms. Six thousands years ago Satan thought he had stripped Christ of all rights to call this world His domain saying in his heart ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God… I will be like the Most High. (Isa. 14:13,14)

But God told us all, He had a plan for man’s salvation, and the victory would be won, not in KinshasaZaire, but on a site called Calvary. And no matter how many thunderous blows Satan would throw, they would be of no effect for in Gen 3:15 my Savior states “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.

“And now the Lord of glory was dying, a ransom for the race. In yielding up His precious life, Christ was not upheld by triumphant joy. All was oppressive gloom. It was not the dread of death that weighed upon Him. It was not the pain and ignominy of the cross that caused His inexpressible agony. Christ was the prince of sufferers; but His suffering was from a sense of the malignity of sin, a knowledge that through familiarity with evil, man had become blinded to its enormity. Christ saw how deep is the hold of sin upon the human heart, how few would be willing to break from its power. He knew that without help from God, humanity must perish, and He saw multitudes perishing within reach of abundant help.”(White)

So because of Calvary and Christ love for us “I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 8:38) But Satan never realized what lengths Christ would go through to demonstrate so passionately his burning belief in his own ability and love for us, for

“Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7,8) So that we can live throughout eternity with Him. So if Christ was so willing to fight this battle on our behalf, what should our responsibility today be to show our love for Him. And how do we repay the one who did it all for us.images

Maybe we can show our gratitude by our works, but once again salvation is free, and we must never forget that. While the one who lives by faith is not saved by his works, his works show that he lives by faith. His faith is revealed in his works, and thus he is promised life eternal. Gods work here on earth can only be finished by dedicated Christians who are willing to give it all for the Master.

We don’t have any time to squander it away on what this world has to offer because what this world has to offer will surely pass away but Salvation is Eternal. “The closer we follow our Lord and Savior, the more we care about the things He cares about and the Cross we must carry, as He carried.

If we have little interest in sharing His AGAPE LOVE with others which is, A SELFLESS, SACRIFICIAL and A UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. It may be because we are following Him at a far distance and need a personal, and closer walk with Christ. My Friends Today He is calling you Want you please listen. Want you please focus on What He is trying to give you today.

So once again let me tell you my friends focus, and ENDURE, the journey is worth it 1 Cor. 2:9 is a promise my faith will forever hold on to, until I can see my Savior face to face….. “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” the things God has prepared for those who love him.

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


June 8, 2016


images2A passion to “FINISH STRONG and not grow weary or fainthearted”  must become God’s elect, mission statement, in our final stretch to the promise land today. Our desire, our goals, our passion, our focus, our faith, our endurance, our prayers, and the never ending study of God’s word, must never waiver. To finish strong will be very grueling, but we must  never forget that this race was won on Calvary. We just have to believe and trust God that He is in control of our destiny if we will only give it all to Him as we allow self  to die daily.

It can never be about us, we must pull the field around behind us, by first keeping everyone encouraged and focused by, Modeling the way and Inspiring a shared vision with passion as we remind the rest of the field, that once we cross that finish line with torch in hand, no matter what place you come in at, if you have faith, and believe, and stay focused, and study the course which is the word of God, we will all receive the ultimate prize life eternal.

For we must never forget Phil. 3:14 (KJV) “Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” So today as we stand at the 052408_piaa_aab1600-200x300crossroad between life and death, one pointing to our Savior Jesus Christ and eternal life and the other pointing towards a path bound for perdition. Grace still abounds, as Christ seeks with a passion our time and a personal relationship with Him.

My friends the reality is, Christ left the first time telling us “I will go and prepare a place for you and I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:3 (KJV) But only if you believe and finish strong. Endurance, is defined as the ability or strength to continue or last especially “despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions.”

And those other adverse conditions are the day in, and day out barrage of assaults from the “principalities and powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world.” My friends the final season is upon us when God will 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 holy 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)

And then in (v,14-15) Christ tells us what those rewards are “Blessed are those who do His commandments, [and not nine out of ten but all of His carrying-the-cross-300x200commandments, will] have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates and into the city. But, [“all who entered that wide gate and traveled that wide road that lead to destruction, and there are many who decided to travel that road instead of the narrow road that lead to life eternal.

There reward is outside the gates of God’s kingdom] “with the dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” FINISH STRONG” my friends, Christ needs faithful workers today who will endure to the end, and as we put those two powerful words “FINISH STRONG” in the context of our journey and our salvation, soon we will cry out as Christ enters the clouds above “Worthy is the lamb” that asked us to bear our cross and follow Him.


June 6, 2016


mikkolagerstedtlast“We have to understand it will always be darkest just before dawn which at times it seems like it is the Hardest Season of our life.” But we must endure through our faith as we make God the center of our life because “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:17 (NKJV)

My friends, we are closer to victory than we have ever been before.” And closer to a child of God means entering those pearly gates into that place “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man [or woman] The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Cor. 2:9 (NKJV) My friends, its personal today because we all have separate seasons of our life that will change with each situation and circumstances that arises.

And at times, the change from season to season is a very slow process because that insurmountable mountain seems to only get steeper. But Paul tells us to be “stedfast [and]maxresdefault unmoveable [in our season], always abounding in the work of the Lord” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV) Yes my friends, we must serve God continually. And at night we may “cry more then we pray” but our God is still our Savior who gave it all for our salvation. So thank God for where we are on this Journey and this season we are at today.

In addition, every heartaches and pain of our life, like the seasons, is only temporary, like this temporary home we call earth. But we must be strong until we hear “well done, thou good and faithful servant because those two words, “well done” are the only words that matters on this journey to the promise land along with Christ approval of the way we have served him on this short probationary period He has given His Chosen while on this earth.

So our daily prayer should be Lord thank you for my Season because in the depths of my despair your promises tell me to be strong and courageous [in my season and out of my season and] not to fear or be in dread of [anything, for it is the Lord my God who goes with me every step of the way because I know with full assurance that] He will [never] leave [me] or forsake [me].” Deut. 31:6 (ESV)

images4And so my friends, if our desire is for life eternal in God’s kingdom we must allow God to set limits and established his will in our lives. Yes it is true, we would prefer the perfect season throughout our life, but that would not prepare His children for those “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 would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” Matt. 24:21-22 (NKJV)

So as we move closer to Christ second coming, Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 4:2 (ESV) to “be ready in season and out of season;” So friends, as of today, I don’t know how God does it. Can’t explain the where why or how I manage to get through it all day after day, but what I do know is the season that I am in today and I pray you feel the same, it is only that part of our life which will prepare you and I for the next level of our life, which is Life eternal in God’s pure and holy kingdom.