MATTHEW 17:20

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

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Scripture tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please God. Matthew 17:20 also tells us that even a tiny amount of faith pleases Him.  Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’ ”

A mustard seed is tiny, but once planted, grows into a huge tree. Jesus said a little faith can have incredible results. We don’t need a lot of faith – just as much as a mustard seed to produce great results. Why? Because our God is an awesome God and our faith depends on Him – not us.

PROVERBS 3:6

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Decision making is one of the hardest things we as a society have to deal with and honestly it should be the easiest. We often tend to lean towards our Worldly desires instead of What God wants us to do. I myself had to recently pray on a life decision for many days this week and I went to God several times before I made a final decision. I had to ask God  what to do,  because I had always made quick decisions in the past and it really it hasn’t gotten me anywhere. It took 7 years of faithfully going to Church and truly submitting unto God before I realized all my thoughts and prayers are under his subjection.  I recently had been so blinded by excitement and anticipation I really was about to embark on a journey I feel would not have been the best for my family. It would have been rooted in God and he certainly would have been involved but I had to step back and analyze the entire relationship and go to God and ask him if it really was the path he wanted me to take.

This is what all of us should do more often. Go to God acknowledge he is in control and let him lead you.  Do not make haste decisions based on want, a false sense of need or out of carnal desire. Truly go to God tell him you know he created you for a purpose and that you trust in him and that you need him to show you the way you must go. Give it to God and he will lead you in the correct direction. Acknowledge, Trust, Listen and Obey is all we need to do and everything else will fall into place.

ESPHESIANS 2:8

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God

Some have been led to believe and been falsely taught Salvation is by the way of good works or living a good life. The Bible solemnly warns against this. No amount of good works will ever open heavens gates. And a good life, even the very best life will fall short of God’s standard of perfection. The truth is that salvation is just simply not obtained that way.

It doesn’t come by Baptism, Church Attendance, Burning Candles, Prayers to Saints, or contributions to worthy causes. Salvation is by Grace through Faith in Christ Alone.

Christ died for the sins of the entire World past, present and future, every living soul that has lived, died or will ever live.  But Understand the He died for you too. When you realize this old things will pass away, your old desires and way of life, your old habits and old ambitions will fade away.  All things will become new. You will learn and desire a new life, make new friends, unfortunately  new enemies will be made, you will gain new power, and of course gain a Heavenly  Father.

FINDING PEACE

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid

Peace pēs/ noun noun: peace; noun: the peace.

  1.  freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.

Peace as defined by man is the ability to find freedom from chaos or finding quiet and tranquility. The Bible uses the word peace in many different ways. Peace sometimes refers to the relationship between God and man. This peace between God and  mankind has been created by Christ’s ultimate sacrifice, “having made peace through the blood of his cross”  (Colossians 1:20).  This relationship with God is a prerequisite for the second kind of peace, that which sometimes refers to a tranquil mind. It is only when “we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1) that we can experience the true peace of mind that is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:22).

Peace is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. When a believer comes to know the God of all Peace and brings him into their hearts (1 Corinthians 6:19), He begins to produce His own characteristics in their  life. Inner peace comes from knowing that situations are only temporary and that God is in control over all (Isaiah 46:9–11). Peace comes from having faith in an all powerful God and His Word. We can have peace in the face of challenges when we remember that “all things work together for the good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). We can choose peace rather than give way to fear and worry. Inner peace resulting from a relationship with God allows us to keep things in proper perspective. We soon learn we can accept difficult situations we go through on Earth  by remembering that our true home is in heaven (Philippians 3:20).

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“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:6-9

Peace is knowing that our Lord Jesus Christ will always be there. Peace comes from knowing He will always provide. Peace is knowing that God is in control and we are to completely surrender unto him. Life isn’t about who has the better car, shoes and clothes. It isn’t meant to be worried about how to pay bills and how to feed the kids. Peace comes to those who serve him correctly, by having obedience and obtaining true faith.  He tells us do not worry, do not care about things of this World but have faith and know he will always provide, protect and bring peace to you…..as long as you serve him and him only.

 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:26-34

Peace of mind and the tranquility of spirit are only available when we have true peace with God through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross in payment of our sins. Those who attempt to find peace in worldly pursuits will find themselves sadly deceived. For Christians, however, peace of mind is available through the intimate knowledge of, and complete trust in, the God who meets “all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19)

 

 

 

 

 

ISAIAH 43:18-19

Remember not the former things, Behold I will do a new thing

God is always trying to remind us to look towards our future and not the past. We can’t control the past, but we can focus on the miracles around us today. People hold so tightly to the past that they missed the new things God wants to show them. What controlled us in the past doesn’t have to control us in the future.

It doesn’t matter if our past is full of regret from our own decisions or from being involved in a negative situation. We are to realize can’t go back to make changes and we can’t control negative people, but we can choose joy for ourselves. We can’t in hear the words that once shaped our hearts, but we can replace them with truth from Scripture.

God wants to give us hope  and remind us that tomorrow doesn’t have to be like yesterday. Yesterday we might have been burdened by others’ expectations or by our own choices, but today we can walk in the freedom of a new life in Jesus.

My help comes from the Lord, maker of Heaven and Earth   Psalm 121:2

LUKE 18:22

Matthew 16:24, “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’”

Verse of the Day Luke  18:22

It’s easy to assume Jesus is simply talking about money. We could be tempted to label this a story for “those” people — the ones we think have more money than they know what to do with. But the words in this conversation are for every single one of us. But what Jesus is really getting at is: What holds the key to your heart?

Jesus could be referring to anything that takes attention from him and the Gospel. It could be anything you spend to much time on such as Work, Sports, Social Media, Drinking even kids activities and of course money. Anything that consumes our lives.

We are instructed to give Everything to Jesus. Everything you have. Everything you own. Everything you hope for. Everything you fear. Everything you love. Everything you dream. We are to say It’s all Yours, Jesus. I trust You in completely and  we are to abandon things of this world and focus on Christ.

Because the life that follows Jesus with abandon is the life that gets to experience His presence, His provision, His promises, His soul-satisfying abundance.

Pray this Prayer

Father God, please forgive me for all of the times I have settled for lesser things. I want to want You most. Today, I am handing You the key to my heart. The key to everything in my life. I love You. I need You. And I want to follow hard after You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

BUILDING A GODLY RELATIONSHIP

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31

A Godly relationship should resemble Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:25)  In todays society we are loosing focus on relationships that are built on the foundation of God. We are quick to rush into things especially into sexual relationships which is clearly forbidden in the Bible unless two are joined as husband and wife. (1 Corinthians 7:2)  We are to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. We have babies being born to young girls, people changing partners as often as they can and the divorce rate is the highest it’s ever been. When we begin a relationship without allowing God to be involved there will be no hope in the long run, eventually it will end or we will be stuck in an unhappy situation. People often wonder why things don’t work out or why they can’t find someone to stay around well it’s because the relationship is not built on a foundation of God.

The Bible gives us clear instructions on how to build a Godly relationship, what our roles as the Husband and Wife should be and defines marriage clearly.  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24)  Husbands should love their wives as much as they love the Lord. Both the Husband and the Wife should submit unto each other for fear of the Lord (Ephesians 5:21) Wives are known to be the weaker vessel but she is equal in the eyes of the Lord (1 Peter 3:7)  We in general have an issue with recognizing the roles in a marriage clearly outlined by God. The Husband is the head of the household, he is the leader and ultimately is to be the final decision maker. But he is also to see his wife as an equal, respect her, cherish her and treat her as God would by displaying unconditional love. The wife is to realize although God sees her as an equal and is to be treated as one, she is still to be submissive, respect her husband’s role, and be supportive in all aspects.  If more couples would recognize their roles and follow through many issues we have today in relationships would be dissolved.

 

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Know you ideal match

Genesis 2:18 – And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him                                                                              

Ecclesiastes 4:9 – Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour

Be careful Physical affection before marriage(that means no sexual contact)

Hebrews 13:4 – Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge

Galatians 5:16 – [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

 Put God First

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you

Matthew 22:37 – Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind

Matthew 6:24 – No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other

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Talk about God

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Proverbs 27:17 – Iron sharpened iron; so a man sharpened the countenance of his friend.

Show Christ’s Love to one another

1 Corinthians 13:4 – 13:7  Love suffereth long,  is kind; love envieth not; it is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never faileth

Pray together, Read and Study Together

Matthew 18:19 – Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven

James 5:16 – Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another

Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord

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Get involved with Church

Psalms 150:1 – Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary

1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 

1 Corinthians 12:12 – For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ

Help each other and nurture the Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 6:2 – Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works

Most importantly Have Fun, Praise God and Glorify him in all you do together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defeating the Giants in your Path

For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Isaiah 41:3

All of us at one time or another have been through a struggle, a hardship or trial. But it’s the “giants” that stand in our path that can be the most damaging.  They can come in any form such as people, situations, habits and even physical items.  These “giants” can tear us down, destroy our confidence and completely convince us we are nothing. If we let them they can control us to the point of total defeat. But as a Child of God we can not let this happen and God himself tells us many times he has already given us Victory.

Deuteronomy 20:4 – For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

John 16:33 – 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

1 Corinthians 15:57 – But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Exodus 23:20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared

Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

We just have to accept Victory and use it. We have all the tools needed to defeats those “giants” just as David did.  Who would ever know that a boy could take down such a adversary with just a few rocks and a sling. God knew!  It was part of his plan the whole time this illustrates to us that nothing is too big or too scary to have Victory over. If a small boy can kill a giant with one shot we can tell the giant to move and it will be moved.

God allows giants to cross your path so that the David in you will rise up!

It all boils down to Faith it doesn’t have to be a large amount of Faith,  it isn’t a contest, you can have the smallest amount of Faith even as small as mustard seed and you can tell a Mountain to move and it will.

Matthew 17:20 – And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

God gives us the ultimate weapon His Word the very thing that spoke existence into place, The Word of God. More powerful than any two edge sword, so powerful in the last days Mountains will crumble at the sound of it.  Our other weapon is Prayer

Philippians 4:6 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

John 15:7 – If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray without ceasing

Rage I will on the battlefield, streaming fire across the fields.  I am a Celtic Warrior Princess I pick up my sword and hold it high.

Really the only thing that keeps these “giants” in our path is us, we fail to recognize that we already have Victory in everything we do.  It is easier for us to accept defeat then to fight and this makes us weak and lazy. But God uses these trials and storms to build us to make us stronger and for us to share our testimony with others and if we don’t fight we have no testimony.  Then the Devil wins and we go through these trials for no reason but defeat.

Lord Heavenly Father, I come to you Today Lord to ask that the person reading this who is struggling with Giants in her path Lord that she learns to lean on you Lord, to come to you and pray for Faith and Strength that only you can provide. Lord I pray she sees the David inside of her and finds that voice that tells that mountain to crumble and becomes stronger for your Glory in the Mighty Name of Jesus Amen

Easter, it’s Pagan roots and what it means to the Believer.

And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Acts 12:4

 

Easter for millions across the World is time to celebrate the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. But over several centuries other traditions have found their way in, such as Easter Baskets full of Candy, pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, Dinner with the Family, coloring Eggs then hunting for them and Yes, Cadbury eggs. But sadly all of the traditions we celebrate have pagan roots and many believers aren’t even aware of it. I ultimately believe that we take power away from these pagan rituals when we put Christ first and recognize Easter isn’t about Easter eggs and bunnies but about Jesus and his sacrifice for us.

Is Easter ever mentioned in the Bible?

 Yes and No, Some point to Acts 12:4 as the reference verse in the Bible as to where Easter originated from. And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. The King James translators substituted the Word Easter for the Greek Word Pascha which means Passover. The word Easter does not properly occur in Scripture. The vast majority of scholars recognize this and have documented this “error” many times. As a matter of fact, the word Easter only appears in the King James Version of English bible translations. It does not exist in any other English bible translation. Even the King James Version was forced to remove it from its revised version, known as the New King James Version. The truth is there is no evidence in the New Testament as Easter being recognized as a Jewish Holiday or way to commemorate Jesus’s death and resurrection.

What is Passover?

 The Jewish people celebrate Passover or Pascha as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt

The Passover ritual, prior to Deuteronomy, is widely thought to have its origins in an apotropaic rite, unrelated to the Exodus, to ensure the protection of a family home, a rite conducted wholly within a clan. Hyssop was employed to daub the blood of a slaughtered sheep on the lintels and door posts to ensure that demonic forces could not enter the home.

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 In Deuteronomy, Passover is a spring festival which during the existence of the Jerusalem Temple was connected to the offering of the “first-fruits of the barley”, barley being the first grain to ripen and to be harvested in the Land of Israel.

 In Israel present day, Passover is the seven-day holiday of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, with the first and last days observed as legal holidays and as holy days involving holiday meals, special prayer services, and abstention from work;

 If Easter isn’t found in the Bible where does it come from and what does it actually mean?

 To understand where Easter came from we must understand the time period in which many of it’s traditions came from. In Ancient times people were far more connected with the land and the cycles of the nature than we are today. Spring, when fertility returned after a long winter was a welcomed time of the year. Many celebrated this time of the year by worshiping their gods and goddesses with feast and rituals. Among such deities were Baal and Astarte of Ashtoreth which were condemned frequently in the Bible due to sex being typically used during rituals to promote fertility. Sadly this is where many of our traditions have originated from with pagan roots such as Spring fertility rights that uses symbols such as eggs and rabbit which represent rapid reproduction. Because of their nature in reproduction, rabbits were associated with Ishtar, the goddess of fertility. This is where Christians borrowed the tradition of the Easter bunny. Ancient Babylonians believed an egg fell into the Euphrates River from the moon. Queen Ishtar was apparently “hatched” from this egg. This moon egg was called Ishtar’s egg; which became known as the Easter egg.

Most Christians are unaware that Easter is a pagan festival merged with Christianity. Noah’s son, Ham, married a woman called Ashtoreth. In some cultures, Ashtoreth is called Ishtar, which is transliterated in English as Easter. Ashtoreth made herself “the Queen of Heaven;” the goddess of fertility and became an object of worship. This idol worship of Ashtoreth, later merged with Christianity as Easter, is specifically forbidden in the scriptures.Image result for ashtoreth queen of heaven

 Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

Judges 2:13-14 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

14 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.

 Accordingly, Samuel counselled Israel to forsake Ashtoreth (Ishtar) worship: “Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, ‘If you return to the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and prepare your hearts for the LORD, and serve him only; and he will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.” 1 Samuel 7:3

Sun Worship has also intermingled itself in Easter Celebrations. Many Christians and Churches hold Sun rise services on Easter morning. The word Easter also means movement towards the rising Sun, people would hold rituals and worship this event.

Biblical evidence is found in the Story of Ham and Ashtoreth who had a Son named Nimord and after Ham ‘s death Nimrod married his own mother Ashtoreth and became a powerful king in Babylon. When Nimrod was killed Ashtoreth deitified him as Sun god or Life giver.

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 Ezekiel 8:16-17 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

 After the death of Nimrod, Ashtoreth gave birth to Tammuz, a son she claimed was Nimrod reborn. When Tammuz was killed by a wild boar, Ashtoreth started a ritual of 40 days of mourning for Baal worshippers, when no meat was allowed to be eaten. This pagan tradition of “weeping for Tammuz” is specifically proscribed in the scriptures.

 God said to Ezekiel: Ezekiel 8:13-14 “Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.” So he brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD’S house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.”

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 Nevertheless, weeping for Tammuz has been absorbed into Christianity by the institution of Lent; a 40-day period of fasting and prayer observed in some Christian denominations as a prelude to Easter. Just like Easter, Lent is not scriptural. Neither the word nor the custom exist in the bible. Lent begins, according to Christian tradition, on Ash Wednesday; which is also pagan. The ashes were said to be the seed of the Indian fire god, Agni, deemed to have the power to forgive sins.

 Why is Easter always held a different times year after year?

 The date for Easter changes from year to year. Sometimes it is in March and sometimes in April. Easter moves from year to year because the date has nothing to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus but with the changing cycles of the moon. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first Vernal Equinox full moon; which is consecrated by pagans as Ishtar’s Sunday. This signifies the astronomical arrival of spring. The pagan belief is that the sun dies at winter Christmas and is reborn at spring Easter.

 Jewish Passover also has a moving calender, To ensure that Passover did not start before spring, the tradition in ancient Israel held that the first day of Nisan would not start until the barley was ripe, being the test for the onset of spring. If the barley was not ripe, or various other phenomena  indicated that spring was not yet imminent, a month would be added. However, since at least the 4th century, the date has been fixed mathematically.

 So what does Easter mean to the Believer?

 Easter is when we celebrate the most important event in history, the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our whole foundation of our Biblical belief is based on his sacrifice and the meaning behind it. God knew men were influenced by Flesh and needed to see things in order to believe. So he manifested himself into flesh and came here as his son Jesus Christ born of a Virgin mother. He came here to show us his power by performing miracles and rebuking demons that had run rampant so we could “see” for our selves. He came here to show us how to Love our fellow man no matter their social status or health. By doing this he healed the lame and sick and he didn’t do this with the Pharisees but with liers, cheaters and murders who later became his disciples and were responsible for spreading the Gospel.  

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 Most importantly Jesus’s sole purpose of coming here was to display the greatest offering of Love, himself. He suffered days of physical abuse that involved beatings, whipping and taunting far worse than any of us could imagine. Think about how great this abuse was because it was meant to take on every sin of every person born in the past, present and future, how great this suffering must have been. It brings me to tears to know what pain his physical body endured for all of us and it greatly makes my soul hurt and sob knowing that people aren’t even grateful for it or even appreciate it. They go about daily lives not even thinking of him or acknowledging his presence around them.

 Jesus allowed himself to go through these beatings but nothing compared to the ultimate sacrifice that relived us from Law and gave us Grace. He was given a crown of thorns and made to carry his cross for miles after these beatings, he was paraded around to be spit on, to be kicked and things thrown at him. What great humility he suffered the most powerful being in creation allowing himself to be spit on and all of this for you. He then was nailed to this cross and hung for all of man kind to see then and now.

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 But the story doesn’t end their My God, the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Alpha and Omega rose three days later. To show his power one more time, to show the World how great he is and that he is the only living God and creator of all. He did this for you and if you don’t know him as your personal savior or do and have forgotten how great this display of Love is, I beg and plead for you to get on your face as I did and tell him how great he is and how you are Thankful for his Love. Tell him you are sorry for not putting him first and sorry for those who don’t accept him in their lives.

 If you are not saved here is some Scripture for you to read then pray the simple prayer I am also giving you

 1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

 Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one

Romans 3:23 For all have fallen short of the Glory of God

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 Now pray this Prayer Verbally as Romans 10:9 states, That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 Lord Jesus, I come to you today as a sinner and broken I acknowledge this, I also come to you believing that you died for me to take my sins and forgive them Lord, I am grateful for you and this display of love and ask today Lord for you to forgive me and save me from myself and sins. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ Amen

 

 

 

LET IT GO

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:18-19

The hardest thing in life is to let things go.  We all have something in our lives that has haunted us or even destroyed us at times. Why is it so hard for humans to just put things behind us?  We struggle from loss of life, finances, love and loss of possessions.  Now some things are harder than others to let go such as death, abuse and the loss of love. But at some point it needs to put aside  in order to function in life. We can’t let things eat at us to the point of shutting others out or letting it make us prisoners of our own sorrow.  Some people let the hard aches of life get them to the point of no return and they simply give up on everything around them. They turn to self destructive behavior such as drugs, alcohol and even quit taking care of themselves, homes and others that depend on them.

I myself am struggling with letting it go. I have been in a relationship for 13 years that was never founded on God and at one point it had the illusion of a Godly thing but denied the power of.  We both knew it was time to move on but didn’t out of obligation to the kids and habit. Sure we loved each other but as we grew in the Word we took hold of different beliefs and how to serve God. We became two different people. I prayed for a year that my other half  would see in me what God did and I prayed that it was his will to keep us together and that we could get married and be one. I couldn’t grasp why God wanted to tear my family apart.  Now that we have separated and I have clearly seen his provisions and blessings once in his will and know I truly am to relay on him and him only. It was never his will to even be in that relationship. But because of the history together, struggles, victory and growing up with each other it is hard to let go.  We both knew it was time to go our separate ways, he didn’t love me as God says too and treated me horribly. I became disobedient to him, bitter and distant.  When we first split  I was so excited, super determined and knew God will send me the one he has prepared for me.  The kids Dad has already found someone he calls my replacement, now I find my self being compared to her and am constantly updated on their status as to rub it in.  This is when it became difficult for me to see the sunshine past the clouds and it is starting to eat at me.

I need to remember that I am a Daughter of the One True King, The Lord of Lords, King of Kings, The Alpha, The Omega, The Beginning and The End. I need to remember that I am promised Victory and a hedge of Protection has always been around me. I need to remember that not one is greater, not one( Romans 3:10), that greater that is in me than in this World(1 John 4:4) , that I can accomplish all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13) and all good things come to those who serve him(Romans 8:28).

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All of this is easier said than done when you feel as if your world has been turned upside down and you are loosing grasp of reality. It sounds good and is supposed to be uplifting but again we are carnal and live in the flesh. It’s not easy. I have no magic wand to wave or profound way of getting over it. It’s a called a struggle for a reason. God does not promise Rainbows and Balloons all the days of your life. He does promise however to always be with you, to talk with you and hold you up in order to fight the Storm. He does promise what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger and you will be better coming out of the storm than going in.  All I can offer for advice and my way of getting over it his is Word. For God is the Word and the Word was the Beginning and life was created with the Word and will be taken away with it when he returns. So if it holds the power of life and death it surely can hold the power to help all of us get over our demons in one way or another.

Philippians 3:12-14  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

Psalms 32:8  I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Isaiah 43:18-19  Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.  

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new

Proverbs 4:25  Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

1 Peter 5:7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Ecclesiastes 3:6  A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

I guess this is my way of letting it go. Putting it out there and sharing my struggle, hopefully it helps someone else understand they are not alone. Not only do other’s go through the ups and downs but God promises to be there for us, we just need to let him and remember his comfort.

I Pray in the name of Jesus that I learn to move forward today, that I along with others learn to not let people steal our sunshine. I pray that if there is someone who has lost a loved one that they are able to find solace knowing they are at home with God.  I pray that what ever demon is being faced today we find the Strength to tell it to move and we are able to carry on. I pray for strength, courage and confidence that we all know we are not alone and are always being care for by our Father.