Archives for April 2017


April 16, 2017


And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Christ until an opportune time.” Luke 4:13 (ESV) As we study God’s word, it’s clear that Satan is a strategists in the art of warfare. But it was only thChrist that His strategy was of no Avail starting from the foundation of the world. “Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough and they lost their place in heaven……...” Rev. 12:7-9 (NIV)

When Christ was at His weakest, after forty days of fasting, Satan’s strategy focused on the desires of the heart the things of this world which takes into count a multiplicity of sins. But his strategy was to no avail. My friends all the principalities, and powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world could not find a path or to say it best Christ gave no entry into His mind body or soul. But what about you and I.

1 John 4:4 (KJV) states “the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” But that can only occur if we have allowed God’s Spirit total control over our life. Remember, Christ forever stayed focused on His mission and His Fathers will for mankind along with the good news of Salvation to all that are sinking deep in sin far from the peaceful shore.

My friends, “When the last steps of Christ’s humiliation were to be taken, when the deepest sorrow was closing about thHis soul, He said to His disciples, “The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in Me.” “The prince of this world is judged.” Now shall he be cast out. John 14:30 (E.G. White, Desire of Ages p 679)

I can imagine Satan’s angels asking the one whose ambition was to be like the most High, If Christ plan is successful what happens to us? So, Satan’s final temptation was not the desires of the heart like the first, but His strategy was fear of the pain, suffering and shame of death on a cruel cross.

Satan’s plan is put into place, “There stood the Son of God, wearing the robe of mockery and the crown of thorns. Stripped to the waist, His back showed the long, cruel stripes, from which the blood flowed freely. His face was stained with blood, and bore the marks of exhaustion and pain; but never had it appeared more beautiful than now. (E.G. White, Desire of Ages p 735)

thCrucify Him, Crucify Him His blood be on us and our children the crowd rings out from Pilate’s court. Oh what a sacrifice, for our salvation. “These things I have spoken unto you…that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Christ did not fail, neither was He discouraged, and His followers are to manifest a faith of the same enduring nature.” (E.G. White, Desire of Ages p 679)

Christ knew what trials His disciples would face and if our desire is to also be His disciple, we must overcome the world and live as Christ lived as we deny self, as we take up our cross daily and follow Christ [where-ever He may lead.]” Luke 9:23 (NKJV) And through that cross we will obtain power to forever live in the presence of God!!!!   HAPPY EASTER MY FRIENDS!!!


April 10, 2017


carrying-the-cross-300x200We are “heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.  Rom 8:17-19 (KJV) And with God’s DNA, we are His disciples, and His mandate states, “If we wish to come after Him, we must deny self, and take up our cross and follow Christ” Matt 16:24-25 (NASB)

My friends, since we know we are a part of this dynasty that will forever reign throughout eternity, there is still that cross one day each of us must carry. Because if we are a child of God, we are also His disciple and our responsibility must remain, what is God’s will and our responsibility to Him. But the man who says in His heart there is no God while scoffing and walking according to their own lusts.

And saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” [His allegiance and responsibility is to self not God] Peter 3:3-4 (NKJV) So as God’s elect we must understand there is a refining process, which like gold must go through a tried and trial process, of refining and purifying in order to produce a pure product.

The first step is to heat the gold, which in our Christian Journey are trials of faith as th-1we carry our Cross and follow our Savior wherever He may lead. This my friends, purifies us for God’s Pure and holy kingdom. “So that the proof of our faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

And though [we] have not seen Him, [we] love Him [and will obey His precepts], and though [we] do not see Him now, but believe in Him, [we] greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of our faith the salvation of our soul” 1 Peter 1:7-9 (KJV)

My friends, we now have a set road-map before us that will never change, no short-cuts therefor the requirements remain the same “Love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind’; and, ‘Love our neighbor as our-self [Follow those steps and eternal life is ours]” Luke 10-27-28 (KJV) Yes we all desire heaven, and yet we “turn away because of the refining process and the commitment to serve.

Think of what it means to say “No” to Christ.” And now think eternal salvation, and what it thmeans to say yes to God as we allow our faith to go through that refining process along with great tribulations, [as we praise God because we have] washed our robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

[And then we hear, well done, good and faithful servant] Rev 7:14 (NKJV) And oh what joy, being part of that great multitude John saw that no man could number who will forever live throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity in the presence of God.

My friends, Grace still abounds, [And we must]work the works of him that [has] sent us to do His will], while it is day:[ because soon]the night will come, when no man [or woman] can work. [and] as long as God’s Spirit shines through us out into the world, [we will remain the] light of the world.” John 9:4-5 (KJV)




April 5, 2015


th“America, you have drowned and there is no savior; you have become prey for the soldiers of the caliphate in every part of the Earth; you are bankrupt, and the signs of your demise are evident to every eye,” the spokesman said, according to a translation by Reuters. “There is no more evidence than the fact that you are being run by an idiot who does not know what Syria or Iraq or Islam is.” (New York Times, Internet)

My friends, I need each of us to focus on the words, “you are bankrupt, and the signs of your demise are evident to every eye.” Bankrupt by definition is “a person unable to satisfy any just claims made upon him or her.” And In-regards to our spiritual debt, the law of justice declares: “the wages of sin is death [separation from God]” “However, the law of love grace and mercy states that “the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord” Romans 6:23 (KJV)

The part of that statement ISIS got wrong is, “you are being run by an idiot” because the Idiot in this situation is not Trump, but the one who said in His heart 6,000 years ago “I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” Is. 14:14 (NIV)

My friends, the demise of America and the world begin 2,000 years ago and I  believe, Satan andth all the forces of evil were totally shocked, and amazed when Christ said, “it is finished.” Yes, at the cross was the end of Satan’s reign, because at that point, there was no doubt in Satan’s mind that the picture was complete.

And without any reservation he understood, each Old Testament prophet before Christ were like artist that came along one by one putting their own unique style and stroke on the canvas of this story but none completing the picture until Christ is Crucified, and the final stroke, Christ death, finishes the plan of salvation.

This, is where we get the title for this masterpiece “it is finished.” Up until Christ Death at Calvary Satan felt the picture that was being painted still had him ruler of this world. But now the revelation to mankind “is finished!” And Satan’s fate is sealed.

I can only imagine demons asking Satan, what’s happening as they witness Jesus dying at Calvary. And with no explanation, “Satan’s character is revealed, because up until then Satan had “so hidden himself with duplicity, and deceit that even the holy Angels had not understood the course he took or why.

thThe plan of redemption was completed at Calvary and the character of God was revealed to all mankind, and God’s love and honor is now established. [forever]” (E.G. White) And now God’s children can say with no reservations, Satan, the check you gave mankind came back marked “insufficient funds.”

And it was insufficient because God gave His only begotten Son and a Son who said yes, I will pay the debt  for all who believe. And then at the cross the New Testament prophets started painting on a new canvas with new paint and new and bolder strokes and Christ will also finish this painting titled “a place prepared for the redeemed.” And friends, God’s faithful are in this picture. And no eye has seen, nor ear has heard and no human mind can conceive the last stroke, only those who love God.


April 2, 2017


Like a thief, Christ will come and we know not the hour.” Also, “Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according thiefinthenightto their own lust, saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:3-4 (NKJV) “He delayeth His coming” is how Satan plants the seed within us, because he knows His time will run out soon, he just seeks us to join forces with him.

“He does not say that Christ will not come. He does not scoff at the idea of His second coming, But in his heart and by his actions and words he declares that the Lord’s coming is delayed. He banishes from the minds of others the conviction that the Lord is coming quickly. His influence leads men to presumptuous, careless delay.

They are confirmed in their worldliness and stupor……. He mingles with the world. Like grows with like in transgression. It is a fearful assimilation. With the world he is taken in the snare. “The lord of that servant shall come . . . in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites.” (E.G. White, Desire of Ages p 635)

Because, it’s those hypocrites who deny God by saying, “Peace and safety!” [But the promise in God’s word tells us]th destruction will come….suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and [the scoffers] will not escape.” 1 Thess. 3:5 (NASB)

My friends, God has not left His children in darkness, simple because prophecy after prophecy in His word points to His Son’s second coming. And if we diligently pray and study and allow God’s Spirit to transform us into Christ image daily, we will not be overtaken “like a thief in the night.”

Yes, It’s been two thousand years since Christ said “I will go and prepare a place for you. And if I go……I will come again and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

And one of His disciples who doubted, asked. “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus reply to Thomas and also to you and I was, “I am the way, the truth, and the life……” John 14:3-4 (NKJV)

My friends, what that text tell us is; we can only enter that place, “eye have not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” [through Christ, because] “there is salvation….in no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” 1 Cor 2:9 (NKJV) Acts 4:12 (NKJV)

thIn addition, because of God’s love towards His children, His grace and mercy continues to abound. But, we must understand “the Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:8-9 (NKJV)

But, one day soon, Christ shall appear and “He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” Matt. 25:32 (NIV) [and the sheep shall] be like him; for they shall see him as he is.“ 1 John 3:2 (NKJV) Today my friends, the only question we must ask is, what side will we be on?