Saturday, April 25, 2015

I Love You, Jesus!

Psalm 27:4
"One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord
And to meditate in His temple."

"LORD, YOU ARE MY ONE THING!"

"MAKE THE LORD THE ONE THING YOU SEEK AFTER TODAY!"

"DON'T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW!"

"TOMORROW MAY NEVER COME!"

"GIVE JESUS YOUR WHOLE HEART TODAY!"

Today, I invite you to love Jesus with me!
I Love You, Jesus!

Friday, April 24, 2015

HOLINESS!

1 Peter 1:16
For the Scriptures say, "You must be holy because I am holy."

"LIVE HOLY!"
"DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU ANY DIFFERENT!"
"GOD DEMANDS HOLINESS FROM HIS PEOPLE!"

Psalm 84: 6

"As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a source of spring water, even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings." ~ (Psalm 84: 6)

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Glory to God! Amen.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

THE BIBLE!

Deuteronomy 5:1-3
"Moses summoned all Israel and said:
Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them. THE LORD OUR GOD MADE A COVENANT WITH US AT HOREB. It was NOT WITH OUR ANCESTORS that the Lord made this covenant, BUT WITH US, with all of us WHO ARE ALIVE HERE TODAY."

"THE LORD OUR GOD MADE A COVENANT WITH US AT HOREB."
"NOT WITH OUR ANCESTORS..."
"BUT WITH US..."
"WHO ARE ALIVE HERE TODAY."

The Bible is not some folk tale that should be easily dismissed.
Nor is it a compilation of rules & stories intended to make us better people.
It is not a novel meant to be enjoyed for it's poetic beauty.
Most importantly;
"THE BIBLE IS NOT OUTDATED!!!"

"THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD!"
"GOD SPEAKING TO US TODAY THROUGH HIS SON, JESUS!"

"THE BIBLE IS RELEVANT TO OUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCE!"
"NOT JUST FOR THOSE PEPLE IN THE PAST!"

"IT CAN SAVE OUR LIFE!"
"IT CAN CHANGE OUR LIFE!"
"BUT ONE THING IT CAN NOT DO IS FAIL BECAUSE WE IGNORE IT!"

God is the eternal "I AM", not the "I WAS" that many people make Him out to be!"
"GOD HAS MADE A COVENANT WITH US TODAY!"
"NOT JUST WITH THOSE IN THE PAST!"
"BUT WITH US!"
"WHO ARE ALIVE TODAY!!!"

Today, I would like to encourage you to:
"TAKE OWNERSHIP OF GOD'S WORD FOR YOUR LIFE!"
"LET GOD'S WORD SPEAK TO YOUR CURRENT SITUATION!"
"LET JESUS BE REVEALED TO YOU TODAY AS YOU OPEN UP YOUR HEART!"

Luke 3: 5

"Every valley will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be made low; the crooked will become straight, the rough ways smooth." ~ (Luke 3: 5)
 
 
 
"Two things define you; Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything." ~ Unknown

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Born Again!

John 3:6
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

Question of the Day:
"WHO DO YOU BELONG TO?"

The Scriptures state that it is only through the Spirit that we can cry "Abba, Father!"
(Romans 8:15)

Therefore, although we were once brought into this world by earthly parents & through them inherited the curse of the first Adam. (Bondage to sin & its penalty, DEATH.)

Now, through the blessing of the second adam, (Jesus), we have been afforded the opportunity of rebirth & the inheritance of an Eternal Kingdom. (Freedom from sin & its benefit, LIFE.)

"TO BE CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH!" (First Adam)
"TO BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE & PEACE!" (Second adam, Jesus)
(Romans 8:6-8)

But in order to reach that latter state, we must die to the former!
Either the first Adam remains our covering & leads us on a revolt against God.
Or the second adam, Jesus, cleanses us through His Blood & makes terms of peace with God on our behalf ensuring a life in the Father's Eternal Presence!

"TODAY THE CHOICE IS YOURS!"
"LIVE FOR TEMPORARY PLEASURE OR SECURE ETERNAL LIFE!"

Question of the Day:
"WHO DO YOU BELONG TO?"

"LET US BE BORN OF THE SPIRIT!!!"

Psalm 23: 4

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." ~ (Psalm 23: 4)
 
 
Lord, sometimes when we're in the valley, it can be hard to see over the mountains. Forgive us when we forget that You're always there. Amen.