Archives for March 2017


March 14, 2017


Civil war is defined as: war between political factions or regions within the same country or nations. In the context of our salvation, it is war within ourselves. Christ tells the Pharisees after casting out a demon from a man possessed originalby the “rulers of the darkness of this world.” Matt. 12:22-29 (NASB), when  they heard what Christ had done, instead of realizing who Christ was, and what He meant to not only there lives, but to all mankind, they hardened their hearts and said, “this man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of demons.”

Knowing their thoughts Jesus said, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out?

For this reason, they will be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Or how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. Matt 12:22-29 (NASB)

My friends, if there’s civil war within nations or war within ourselves, we only become more weaken by self’s efforts thin trying to accomplish something only God’s Spirit can accomplish. Remember Satan is at war with Christ not with self, the one who said “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

So if self is battling self we will fall like Satan who will soon have his demise. But if we have allowed self to die and Christ to live through His word and Spirit within us then we will win the battle over self. Satan through Adam claimed this world as His, and we were captive like slaves at an auction.

But Christ paid a price for our freedom on Calvary. But because of self, we have become accustomed to listening to our on rhetoric while ignoring Gods Spirit telling us, “whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21(NIV)

My friends, he who binds a strong man “must of necessity be stronger” then the “strong man” and only God who is All-powerful, All-knowledgeable, Omnipresence meaning: if allowed, God’s power and presence can be in my heart and your heart and in the man and women’s heart in China or Russia and within anyone else in this vast population of 7 billion who have surrendered to self and allowed him to be presence in their life.

rich1[1]“And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit.” 2 Cor. 3:18 (AMP)

Once again, We desire heaven, with all our heart and soul and yet we “turn away because of the conditions laid down. Think of what it means to say “No” to Christ.” (E.G. White, Desire-of-Ages p 523) And think what it means to say to Christ, I am to busy to allow you into my life today, maybe later? I first must see if Satan has a more acceptable alternative.


March 11, 2017


imgres7Effective, fervent prayer, three words tells us we must have a passion about what we are petitioning God for. A passion of hope that a family member or friend will be healed when we lay prostrate before the great physician and say Lord not my will but thou will. A passion of understanding all Scriptures “breathed out by God [because they are] profitable for [our] teaching, [and] reproof, for correction, and for [our] training in righteousness, [so that all of God’s children] may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16-17 (KJV)

A passion for direction, from the Good Shepherd as we cry out in total admonition, to you only can I turn to, for I know, “love never gives up, never loses faith, it is always hopeful, and endures through [every situation and circumstance.]” 1Corinthians 13:7 (KJV)

My friends, we must remain just as determine as the enemy, “though the ship is battered and the sails torn, we must still fall on our knees, and in “spite of the storm, we must face the raging sea.” We are no longer children, and most of our dreams have been sweep away like “grains of sand on the seashore.”

But, we must face the storms of complacency, doubt and procrastination as we wrestle with God daily until we 2902859202_def55591behave overcome. We live in a hostile world, but with God’s Spirit within us we must serve while going forth because we possess the power through God’s Spirit to smote in the camp of the [enemy] a hundred and eighty five thousand “principalities and rulers of the darkness of this world,” but if only for one, Christ died for that one.

Remember, God never gave up on us. He reached as far into the abyss and there we were, just imagine how many of the enemy He had to smote just to get you and I to safety, back into His loving arms where we belonged. Now our passion must be to serve God, where-ever that takes us.

The price was paid to get us to safety. So every day we must “pledge Allegiance” to the One who paid that price, therefore [we must] glorify God in our [mind and body which are God’s.] 1 Corinthians 6:20 (KJV) Remember we must be just as determine as the enemy.

Mark-11.23-300x224[1] My friends, The power is ours, God’s promise remains, if we ”have faith as small as a mustard seed, [we] can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for [us].”Matt. 17:20 (NIV) today Christ calls us to His purpose as we are drawn to Him. “Not by might not by power But by the Spirit of God” we must “run this race until we see His face.” And one day soon when this race is over we will live in the glory of His grace throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity.

If we woke up today God has given you and I a fresh start so we cannot fear the journey for God has not given us a “spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” So as determine as the Enemy to destroy us we must be just as determine to see Christ face. Heaven is ours, the conditions remain the same, the road is still narrow and only a few will travel it. But “think of what it means to say no to God”




March 9, 2017


thNow Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son, and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These were the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife” Gen 36:12 (NKJV) Then Balaam looked over toward the people of Amalek and delivered this message: “Amalek was the greatest of nations, but its destiny is destruction!.” Numbers 24:20 (NLT) God brought Israel out of Egypt, providing all their needs but they continue to distrust God as He lead them towards the promise land.

And because of their constant murmuring after witnessing plagues fall on the Egyptians and not His chosen, watching the red sea part as they walk across only to be a grave to the Egyptians. He then allowed them to be attacked by their Enemies who they had this long running feud that started between two brothers Jacob and Esau.

And between their descendants the Amalekites and the Israelite’s which represents good and Evil. In addition, what we need to understand, this long running feud started in heaven, between Michael and his angels who fought with… the dragon and his angels but, Satan did not prevail, nor was a place found for them anymore in heaven.

So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world….was cast tocastout [this] earth, [along with 1/3 of the angels]” Rev 7:9 (NKJV) Satan’s Plan is that God’s children never get to that place “Eye have not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man” [That place Satan will never see again.] Cor. 2:9 (NKJV)

In Deut. 25:17-19 (NKJV) God tells Moses “Remember what Amalek did to you as you came out of Egypt, how he attacked you….when you were faint and weary, and cut off your tail, those who were lagging behind you, he did not fear God.

Therefore when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies around you, in the land that the Lord your God is giving you… shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget.” My friends, Amalekites descendants had 400 years to know God. The same amount of time Israel was in bondage.

But they refused. So, when Saul became king, Amalek’s descendants probationary period had run out, another 400 years had passed. Saul is told, “I remember what Amalek did, [ambushing] Israel when they came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare [nothing]; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.” 1 Samuel 15:2-3 (KJV)

heaven2“The forbearance that God has exercised toward the wicked, emboldens men in transgression but their punishment will be none the less certain and terrible for being long delayed.” (White) “I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live.” Ez. 33:11 (NASB)

My friends, Calvary says God has no respecter of person. We are all equal at the foot of the cross but we must understand man has been given 6,000 years and now our probationary period is about up and because of God’s love grace and mercy He will make sure “affliction will not rise up a second time, [and all who trusted God to lead, and gave Him our all as He guided us through His word and Spirit into the promise land above to live throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity, will realize, yes, sin will never arise again]” Nahum 1:9 (KJV)


March 8, 2017


The two most momentous events in all of prophecy and the history of mankind and most importantly to “God’s chosen thpeople, His royal priesthood,” would be first, God’s only Begotten Son, coming to this earth, to save us from sin and “spiritual ruin.” “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel, [which means God with us.]” Is. 7:14 (KJV)

Second, that event we all should lone for, with a passion which is the second Coming of Christ. My friends, the final prophecies in God’s Word we are witnessing daily through “breaking news” and events that should motivate us to focus and work diligently doing God’s will daily.

My friends, now let’s ask ourselves; Since we are so close to Christ second coming, Is God expecting perfection, “at such a time as this,” a time of technology and information where man even envisions his finite mind creating another human?

And how does one maintain perfection in the midst of a democracy where there is no moral or ethical rules and a blessed-hope-jesus-return-4_n1-300x198culture in which the economic systems, investments, and ownership of manufacturing, production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained by a select few?

And a society that is ruled and controlled by a small minority of the wealthiest? Surely we should be given a pass on maintaining a Character in the image of Christ, at a time when Satan has made that thin line between good and evil so blurred?

Now we must ask, was Christ given a pass, remember, Christ lived during a time when “the deception of sin had reached its height. All the agencies for depraving the souls of men had been put in operation……With pity He saw how men had become victims of satanic cruelty. He looked with compassion upon those who were being corrupted, murdered, and lost.

They had chosen a ruler who chained them to his car as captives. Bewildered and deceived, they were moving on in a gloomy procession toward eternal ruin, to death in which there is no hope of life, toward night to which comes no morning. Satanic agencies were incorporated with men. The bodies of human beings, made for the dwelling place of God, had become the habitation of demons.” (E.G. White, The Desire of Ages, p 36)

My friends God’s only begotten Son set the bar 2000 years ago with a flawless Character, centered around a selfless, 421517_391773197506640_100000218896468_1811150_489442730_nsacrificial, unconditional love that can be duplicated by any created being for “such a time as this” if we believe. This quote I put before you once again, because we all need to put it to memory, as we realize we have no defense for sin.

Yes we all desire heaven, with all our heart and soul and yet we “turn away because of the conditions laid down. Think of what it means to say “No” to Christ.” (E.G. White, Desire of Ages p 523) And think what it means to say to Christ, I am to busy to get with you today, maybe later?

And think what it must mean to the One who died on Calvary for our salvation for us to accept an offer made by Satan that we consider a better alternative then heaven, “all this I will give you he says, if you will only bow down and worship me.”? Matt. 4:9 (NIV) My friends, would you really want a pass after making such a foolish decision.


March 6, 2017


Our journey must begin with our passion to serve, along with the issues we hold dear to our heart spiritually and imgres1the master we chose to follow, for “no man, or woman can serve two masters: either he will hate the one, and love the other;……” Matt. 6:24 (KJV) So my friends, on this journey our Salvation is not dependent on when we start but our passion for the journey and the end result.

And that my friends, is why God has chosen us for a purpose, we “are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that [we] may declare the praises of him who called [us] out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) Today let’s focus on the words “that you may declare the praises of Him.”

It’s personal, so we must understand, who He is in the context of our salvation? In addition, this journey Christ places us on has another component. In John 15:16 (NIV) it states, “you did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit, fruit that will last and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”

My friends, nothing else should matter except to “go and bear fruit.” But, the god of this world will make it verygrapebranch difficult which then shifts our focus off of the journey, God’s will, and life eternal, towards the things of this world and perdition. Therefore, Christ and His Spirit has now become unrecognizable because even though we desire heaven, the conditions to get there seem to be unacceptable right now because the god of this world has made God’s will too time consuming.

Joshua as he spoke to the Israelites before he died warned them “The Lord has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.

[In addition, it takes only one through the power of God’s Spirit] to rout a thousand, because the Lord our God fights for us, just as he promised. So be very careful to love the Lord your God……….[And if that love ceases?] The Lord your God will no longer drive out these nations before you.” Joshua 23 9:12 (NIV)

Joshua only elaborates on what a child of God should already know, God will fight our battles and no “rulers of the darkness of this world can withstand God’s armor. But if we don’t have that personal relationship with Christ, and our commitment is else-where, then we take ourselves outside the boundaries of Christ anointing blessings.

But my friends, before making any decisions about your destiny, look around and think of all you have gained or image5095desire to gain here on this earth. Then ask yourself if I will only make a commitment to allow “Christ to live in me and the life I now live in the body, I [will] live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself [for me on Calvary.]

Then, when the Lord comes, “and that trumpet calls, and [if I have died] I will be one of the first to rise. And if I am alive, I will be caught up together with  them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. [Which tells us, nothing we’ve gained here on this earth will ascend upward only our Character] will be with the Lord forever.” Gal. 2:20 (NIV) 1 Thess. 4:16-17 (NIV)



March 1, 2017


images2“I have journeyed through the long dark night, out on the open sea, by faith alone, sight unknown; and yet His eyes were watching me. The anchor holds, Though the ships been battered. The anchor holds, Though the sails are torn. I have fallen on my knees as I face the raging seas. The anchor holds in spite of the storm.” (Ray Boltz, The Anchor Holds) My friends, the anchor is our dedicated prayer life.

The anchor is also God’s word and Spirit that strengthens our faith daily. But, it is not the weight of the anchor, but the sturdy iron cables connected to the anchor that secures our mind and body to the mind and body of Christ which keeps us steadfast unmovable always abounding in the Lord even in the rough turbulent storms brought on by the god of this world.

My friends, “when there is no special effort made to resist [Satan’s] power, he becomes unconcerned; for he is in no danger of losing those whom he is leading captive at his will. But when the attention is called to eternal things, and souls are inquiring, “What must I do to be saved?” [and the anchor holds.] He is on the ground, seeking to match his power against the power of Christ and to counteract the influence of the Holy Spirit.” (E.G. White, The Great Controversy)

My friends, it’s personal, because it’s you and I that is “sinking deep in sin,” far from Christ abiding love. And hefacing-the-storm cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!……… And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people lest you share in her sins.” Rev. 18:1-4 (NKJV)

My friends, we must ask ourselves, will our anchor hold in Babylon? Remember we are in the middle of the dwelling place of demons, principalities, and the rulers of the darkness of this world, and the spiritual wickedness in high places.” This world is also the prison for every foul spirit, and cage for every unclean and hated bird!

And, what we must understand, sin will never leave this prison called earth. This is sin’s last destination before total annihilation a choice one third of the angels decided when they followed the one who said in his heart “I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” Is. 14:14 (NIV)

2902859202_def55591beBut, if our anchor holds through Gods word and Spirit, you and I will leave this prison one day soon and live in a place eye have not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Cor. 2:9 (KJV)

But first, John 9:4-5 (AMP) tells us that “we must work the works of Him, who [has commissioned His children to go into all the world and present the good news of the gospel to all who are still asking “what must I do to be saved.” WHILE IT IS DAY; [because as we look at prophecy and our world today, there should be no doubt that] night is coming [soon] when no one can work. [But, as long as God has given us daylight our anchors will hold as we become Christ Light barriers to the world.”