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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Think on this: Nehemiah 8:10 [Full Chapter]

Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

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Topics for January 14th Thru 20th, 2019

Monday:       Is God hearing your prayers? Yes… You have just as good a channel like Moses.

Tuesday:       God makes no preference, all Races are God’s Creation, we are all His children…

Wednesday: Yes… You can claim His Providence, It is there to be claimed, it’s in your name.

Thursday:     Finding your way to the source of ‘Light’? do this… Jesus said call upon Him.

Friday:           Get the utmost ‘Peace’ a Peace that nothing can disturb.  He will reveal His Plan.

Saturday:     Stop making wrong turns and jogging in place, step up to the Cross, &  be guided

Sunday:         Give of yourself, your resources, its all from the Lord, and it is by Him, and to Him be the Glory.

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Devotionals for Wednesday: January 16, 2019

Yes… You can claim His Providence, It is there to be claimed, it’s in your name.

Romans 8:17 [Full Chapter]

Now if we are children, then we are heirsheirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Ephesians 3:6

[it is this:] that the Gentiles are now joint heirs [with the Jews] and members of the same body, and jointpartakers [sharing] in the [same divine] promise in Christ Jesus through [their faith in] the good news [of salvation]. In Context | 

Know this…  You are an ambassador of a kingdom mightier than any country, start now…

Not only are you a representative of the Almighty, He has empowered you, and equipped you with the most advanced weapons.

And, we are to know this… that while we are engaged by HIM, in His Service, we are on His great Dance Floor, enjoying JOY and Peace that no one can give you.

Greater is HE in us than anyone.  We are, and we do this in Meekness, and  Humbleness knowing that we know the answers as we end in Victory in Christ.

Remember… it’s like watching the Game, and your team is down three point with two minutes to go, don’t get too concerned because you already know that your team did score the winning goals. So be content, be at peace and know that comes what may, noting can deter us.  His Holy Spirit is with you and us all…  Praise God in the Name of Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Our God is Greater, Stronger and He is Omniscient, Omnipotent and no one like HIM.

A famous man once said, “Although I do not want to live as Christians do, I would like to die as they do”  Obviously this is impossible as a man living without Christ cannot please God, and without Faith this person will never be in the  presence of God.

Paul writing to the Galatians encapsulated the key points of Jesus’ teaching. We will take a brief look back on Paul who was a persecutor of Christians, he even witnessed the stoning death of Steven, and how Saul later known as Paul became a Vessel of Christ. The  Lord chose him and made him a vessel, in fact we read that Paul was not boasting when he said he know of a man that was taken to the third heaven… this is where he received the knowledge of the Good News that he was commissioned to bring to the Gentiles.

Paul was a privileged individual, yet he was imprisoned, suffered at the hands of ‘scoffers’ but he prevailed and was ‘refined by fire’ and became 24 Karat Gold to boldly proclaim Christ Jesus as His Lord.

The most important appointment of the day is: Coming to our Lord,  today we are focused at ‘Freedom’  as we read below… Christ our Redeemer has set us free!

Galatians 5 (NIV)

Freedom in Christ

5: 1.  It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

His Promise:

Hebrews 7:25
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

His Faithfulness:

Romans 8: 28-35

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in the Holy Trinity, Lord as You are on the Throne of Righteousness interceding for us Lord, we come and seek you and we bring all things to you Your as You said come and You will give us rest.  Lord today we thank You for the privilege of serving You for Your Glory.  We thank You for our many Visitors and we ask Your divine Blessing on each and Your Favors to be released to those that call on Your Name Lord. We pray this is Your Hold Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise

English:         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqybaIesbuA     

Chinese:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcQTgaUWo6M

Spanish:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2sTAV3v6ns

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Devotionals for Tuesday: January 15, 2019

            God makes no preference, all Races are God’s Creation, we are all His children…

Leviticus 19:15

‘You shall not do injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor show a preference for the great but judge your neighbor fairly. In Context

Commentary: Adoption by God is the highest privilege that you can receive, and if you know Him, He knows you and if you are now a child of His, why turn to anyone else that is not able to save you?  The apostle Paul asked this of the Galatians. Paul was talking about Grace versus the Law. The Rabbinic Law under the orthodox Jewish teaching is governed by strict Laws.  The Text for today taught that there is neither Jews or Gentiles, there is neither sale nor free and there is neither male nor female for we are all ‘One’ in Christ Jesus.

We may recall the event of the Ethiopian Eunuch:

We read about this Ethiopian who came to worship at the temple, but he was not permitted to enter, because he was a ‘foreigner’ (not a Jew) and also a eunuch, but was given a book of Isaiah and sent on his way… The Lord saw this and sent Philip to him.

Acts 8: Christ Is Preached to an Ethiopian

26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.”

30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this:

“He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
33 In His humiliation His justice was taken away,
And who will declare His generation?
For His life is taken from the earth.”

34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. 36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?”

37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.”

And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.

We will note that God makes no preference, just as Galatians 3: 28 said… there is neither Jews nor Gentiles for we are all ‘One’ in Christ. Considering that God saw this event and sent Philip to this Ethiopian that was a monumental event that brought Salvation to the country of Ethiopia, which is still a great follower of Christ.

Guidance for Today...1 John 4:4

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 
This means that we can face our tempter by the Power of the Holy Spirit that dwells in us. We rebuke the evil one knowing that HE (Jesus) who is in us is greater than he that is in the world.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Thank You Lord for Your Redemption, that we could be adopted by the Father by Your Grace Lord Jesus. Lord Your Divine Resurrection remains true, as we accept You and seek You Lord.  Lord we thank You for the privilege of serving You and we thank you for our Visitors, bless us all and grant us Your favors, in Your precious Name we pray, to you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0il6d-DAk&list=RDdBPEYOjYN38

Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YVfEZat5xQ&list=PL8339F46939E98782

Chinese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhq0jpP1vM&list=PLo5kCTJ3zUnIWi3Y7zVNBOEizJAkq93OM


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Devotionals for Monday: January 14, 2019

            Is God hearing your prayers? Yes… You have just as good a channel like Moses.

Exodus 3:1

Moses at the Burning Bush ] Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Exodus 3:3

Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

Exodus 3:4

So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “MosesMoses!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Exodus 3:6

Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.

Exodus 3:11

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

Exodus 3:13

Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”

Exodus 3:14

And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

Exodus 3:15

Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’

Jesus said we can come to Him and He will give all His ‘Rest’.

Matthew 11:28 

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

         Be strong, be courageous, lean on the Lord, not on man, trust in the Lord and not on our own abilities, because without Christ we have none.

Who is the Lord? Is He the same Jesus that we read about, dressed in a white robe wearing sandals? While the Bible said… He is the same yesterday and forever, yet He will not be returning in His white robe, why? As we recall Mary could not recognize Him at the tomb, why? HE was in His Celestial Form. Let us read about who He is?...

Ezekiel 1: 27-28 NKJV

I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

The text above stated… ‘This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord’.

1 Corinthians 15:40

There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another.

John 8:12

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Revelation 22:5

There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

Commentary:

All of our earthly achievements are like Henry Ford’s model T, even our latest inter-planetary space ships, our healthcare our satellites and our mode of communications are out moded-obsolete. Yes, the Internet is still amazing as my email sent will arrive from Miami to China in seconds, And what I post today will be on line in a flash. Yet with all the advancements, God great mystery will be revealed as we shall see Him as He is…

On the first day when God said… ”Let there be light”,  Yeshua/Jesus appeared. And there was light, remember the sun was not yet made until the fourth day.

The Supremacy of Christ…

Colossians 1:15

The Supremacy of the Son of God ] The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation

Colossians 1:18

And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

Hebrews 4:14,16 Jesus the Great High Priest

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.  16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Prayer:

Thank You Lord… Lord Jesus in reverence we come knowing that in You all things are possible, and all things work for the Good, and You Lord Jesus is the Good of our lives.

Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we go in faith knowing that You have said, never will You leave us nor forsake us.  We pray in Your Holy Name and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English   :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CMclLT_Hjg&list=RDQvLxZEU02uI&index=6

Spanish  :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAEHQ8F_z0M

Chinese  :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdM3T-a5OvM&list=RDfdM3T-a5OvM&start_radio=1


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Devotionals for Sunday:  January 13, 2019

Greater is He in us than in them. He surrounds us with His angels in the presence of our enemy.

Psalm 34:7

The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.

In Context |

Proverbs 9:10 [Full Chapter]

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

 Let us analyze the following:

Those that fear Him

Wisdom and knowledge + Understanding

Fear is replaced by having our Adoration of the Lord. So, Love the Lord and fear His Wrath.

2 Kings 6: 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.

Just as how Elisha prayed to the Lord, we too can do this, and He is the Same God, and through Jesus our Lord and Savior our prayers are heard.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today as we reflect on Your Crucifixion and Your Triumphant Resurrection, Lord we thank you for Your Graciousness and Your Love. Lord we thank You for your Sacrifice at Calvary, and Your Blood of Atonement we receive Lord as we stand in Awe knowing that Your choice was not to thwart Your persecutors as they brought You to the Cross Lord. We thank You for choosing to save us by Your Grace. Lord We give You our Praises and thank You Lord for this privilege and we ask Your blessings on our Visitors as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlh6_5znn7U

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YhjFoDmTLE

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aIO7cfQZyo

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Devotionals for Saturday: January 12, 2019

Get Victory by His Amazing Grace.  No money needed, only Trust & Believe in Faith…

Victory in the outcome of an election is almost unachievable due to many factors.

 The Election and voting process can be manipulated in many ways, including Write-in loophole creates election trickery, Re-Districting of the voting districts by carving up the demographics making it favorable to a select party. And of course, illegal voting.

Our take of the old hymn ‘Trust & Obey’ is to say… Trust & Adore, and by adoration we will abide in His Trust.

The English definition of Obey is…  to act according to what you have been asked or ordered to do by someone in authority, or to behave according to a rule, law, or instruction.

God created us as ‘Free-thinkers’ and He created us to love Him, not to be ‘controlled’ and He does not demand our abeyance.

We are to Love the Lord unconditionally, regardless of our life’s circumstances. Why? Because He has provided the best that eyes have not seen, nor can we imagine the Glory and Splendor.

So, being aware that victory in an election is elusive, but, In Christ… Victory is assured because of the Faithfulness of our Savior.  Therefore, we are assured of Victory that is eternal, because it is by Grace, and not by any means of our capability or achievements.

The worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration.

Globalization implies the opening of local and nationalistic perspectives to a broader outlook of an interconnected and interdependent world with free transfer of capital, goods, and services across national frontiers. However, it does not include unhindered movement of labor and, as suggested by some economists, may hurt smaller or fragile economies if applied indiscriminately. (Credit Businessdictionary.com)

Today more than ever people are being displaced because of wars, civil unrest, terrorism and uncertainty of the future.  But we want to express to our readers that nothing is New…  Mass-Migration existed in Europe, India, Middle-East, Africa by the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and today we have the atrocities of war in Syria, Africa, Middle-East displacing millions. 

The Bible made referenced to this… Daniel 12:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)

Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever.

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

The most Re-Assuring words are…

Revelation 22:12

Jesus Testifies to the Churches] “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work. In Context | Full Chapter |

While Jesus mentioned ‘According to his work’ we are highlighting that His Reward is brought to those who know Him and He knows them… Because ’Work’ will not make us eligible for His Kingdom.

Saved by grace…

Ephesians 2:5

even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, In Context |

So, let us forgive those that trespassed against us as we seek the Lord’s forgiveness.

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Jesus clarified ‘Bread’ as He said… not to live by ‘Bread’ alone.

Matthew 4:4

But he answered, “It is written, ‘One must not live on bread alone, but on every word coming out of the mouth of God.’

The Words of Jesus…

Matthew 16:19

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 

Matthew 18:18

“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 18:19

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.

Prayer: Heavenly Father because of Jesus our Redeemer and through You Lord we have Victory and we can boldly declare that this day is the best day of all because Your Lord Jesus paid it all.  Lord we thank you for our Visitors and we ask your Divine blessing on us all. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI&list=RDO3o3DiMVdOI&index=4

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4wuAcmwmIg

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TlA9Ylalj4


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Devotionals for Friday: January 11, 2019

            Grace is by God’s Declaration… Believe it, Grace is what bought  & Redeemed you…

What is Grace?

"THE GRACE OF GOD" ... So grace is favor, "unmerited favor." Salvation by Grace. Grace is, therefore, God's unmerited favor - His goodness toward those who have no claim on, nor reason to expect, divine favor. The principal manifestation of God's grace has been in the form of a gift.

Do we deserve Grace? No, we cannot earn it nor purchase it. Yes, you may be able to purchase an extension to an obligation, such as a note. But the note is still an obligation. But God’s Grace is a cancellation of the debt.

Praise Jesus for His mercies…

Matthew 25:35

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in… In Context | Full Chapter

The Lord was not saying ‘HE” was hungry and thirsty, but those we invited in and gave them something, we are doing this for Him.

Today as we meet others, let us share the privileges granted by our Lord…

  • Jesus said we are no longer servants; we are His ‘Friends’
  • We are more than Conquerors
  • We are “Heirs’ to His Kingdom
  • We are forever safe…
  • All things will work together for Good…Romans 8: 28

Romans 8: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who [I] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors

His Love:   Our Sovereign God loves us so much He sent His Son to Redeem us.

1 John 4:10  NIV
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:9-11 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)

2 John 1:6
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
2 John 1:5-7 (in Context) 2 John 1 (Whole Chapter)

His Divine Providence

Job 10:12 NIV
You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit. Job 10:11-13 (in Context) Job 10 (Whole Chapter):

His Saving Grace:

2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
2 Timothy 1:8-10 (in Context) 2 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter)

Conclusion: We can come to the Throne of Righteousness in Prayer knowing that our High Priest our Redeemer Jesus Christ intercedes for us and by His Grace we are Saved… Amen

Prayer… Lord let me be humble and by brotherly love not pre-judge anyone. Today Lord instill in me the presence of Your Holy Spirit and capture my ways, my thoughts, my all and let me shine as a beacon for You.  leading others to You my Lord, as You said let it be done on Earth as it is in Heaven therefore; Lord use me and let Your Kingdom be broadened and grant our audience who seek You Lord and Your Peace, as Your Said Lord...” You will never leave us nor forsake us”, To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore, in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus we pray… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ww6c0wdIM4

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhPdS_ZUKg8&list=RDbhPdS_ZUKg8&start_radio=1&t=11

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9A3j1ySMA4&list=RDW9A3j1ySMA4&start_radio=1

Remember:  Our Lord’s will for us today is: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Devotionals for Thursday: January 10, 2019

            Jesus my Living-Hope = Eternal Home in His presence. Eternal Joy and Splendor…

We wrote that Joy is permanent in Christ, and happiness is a temporary mood.

How long can your ‘Happiness’ last? Many people won the lotto only to find that the money comes and ‘Go’.

Why do 70 percent of lottery winners end up bankrupt? It seems difficult to believe: The lucky winners, possibly three, of Wednesday's $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot will probably go bankrupt within five years.  "Studies found that instead of getting people out of financial trouble, winning the lottery got people into more trouble, since bankruptcy rates soared for lottery winners three to five years after winning."

So, money will not buy Joy…

Jesus is our Living-Hope.  The Providence of the Lord is the most reliable source of our lives.  Jesus is never late, He is the Just in Time provider.

Jesus our Redeemer, He knows our faults and Overlook them, and He knows our Needs. So, we must ‘Delight’ ourselves in the Lord.

Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

In Context 

Spending our time wisely, time is irredeemable, money can be recovered, experience is an imprint forever...

FOCUS: Could this day be the most perfect day in your life? Think of the best day you ever had, and today could be better…

No, it is not the day you get the keys to the new house or the new car, or the day you met your spouse, or any other happier times.  It is the day that you are able to receive the utmost gift from the Lord…

Material-Wealth is only useful on earth, but useless in heaven, only His Priceless Gift will last forever

Thoughts for the day:      The Bible is not a history book; it is all about our Messiah

TEXT: Ephesians 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.  Ephesians 2:9-11 (in Context) Ephesians 2 (Whole Chapter)

Commentary:  What is the project that you are currently working on?  Each of us have a project in one form or another. It could be to excel in schools, getting good grades, excel in sports, achieving success in the venture that you have started, or just to manage your time, your resources and be comfortable.

God has a plan for each of us as He loves you, and His plans are fully outlined in this Best-Selling book of all times... The Holy Bible!

The Bible provides the answers to many of our everyday challenges…

The Cure for Anxiety is written in: Matthew 6: 33

33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

For centuries men have been going on treasure hunts. Prospecting for Gold, mining precious metal and gemstones is a test of one’s patience.  You will read about the one person that found a large nugget or a sizable gemstone, but there are many prospectors that went broke without ever finding anything of worth.

Maybe everyone should spend more time reading the Bible… The Word of God said:

Ezekiel 47:12

Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”

EVENING:

Hardship can be a treasure:  just like undergoing training. So look at what we consider adverse situation to be a ‘rehearsal’ for Victory.  The best runners do a lot of training and their discipline will only yield benefit through a regimental training which is voluntary.  The discipline of the Lord is ‘mandatory’ as we all need to know when we get there to thank Him and not have to go back through the re-training.

Good News-Coming to the Lord:

Lord today as I accept Your Peace, I will not fear what man can do, as You have provided Your Armor…

Note: Our place in Heaven is endowed by our Lord Jesus who said… John 14:3 And “if” I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:2-4 (in Context) John 14 (Whole Chapter)

Prayer: Heavenly Father because of Jesus our Redeemer and through You Lord we have Victory and we can boldly declare that this day is the best day of all because Your Lord Jesus paid it all.  Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we ask Your Divine blessing on us all. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3o3DiMVdOI&list=RDO3o3DiMVdOI#t=0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGzyNyFnt1Y

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJBwf-hIS7k&list=RDlJBwf-hIS7k#t=3



Devotionals for Wednesday:     January 9, 2019

Forgiven and set-free. Your sins are removed as far as the east is to the west…

Psalm 103:12

As far as the east is from the westSo far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Commentary::

The wonder of our Lord’s creation never ceases to amaze us, even the Locust fly in formation and will not wander from their ranks. This is why when they invade a field, they can eat the crop down in one swoop eating away a swath of vegetation. To think that these wild insects being so small but with a sense of order; they do not break ranks nor crowd each others, they work as a team.  Christian should adopt the order of God’s smallest insects, just like the Ants they are governed by hierarchy, and are very industrious, the leaf-cutting ants are an example of performing large-scale feats as they carry a leaf at least a hundred times their size.

We are probably the least self-taught of all of God’s creation, we are told what to do, through childcare, KinderCare, grade schools, through to college. Our learning process accounts for a great portion of our lifespan.  One of the greatest source of what we really need to know, this source is within the covers of the Holy Bible… One may say it is more like a history book of events, Factually, the events recorded are historical and as such; Genesis through Revelation provides us with how the Lord created, cared, provided, protected and made mankind a body of nations. The Bible revealed the Good News of Jesus’ Redemption through His Crucifixion and Divine Resurrection.

Reflecting back to yesterday’s commentary on the bible…

What’s the Bible all about:

  1. It is a Book about God;  In Genesis it documents the Creation of all things by God
  2. It’s a book about Jesus,  He is the center of the it all, In Isaiah the prophecy of Jesus was foretold 700 years before Christ was born.
  3. It’s a Book about Salvation: It is the Word of God, which is sharper than a two-edged sword.
  4. It’s a book about us:  God so loved us that he sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins. The Bible focus on us , and chronologically document the life and times of mankind.
  5. It’s a Book about today: The Bible is full of Prophecies that are being realized during our time, and today we can read the Bible and it is as contemporary within the hour and foretells the future that are unfolding before our eyes.

Man is a unique being, why? Because God gave us dominion over all living beings; but He also gave us a unique ability to ‘Think’ and to have the Power of ‘FAITH’ by His GRACE. Romans 10: 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. And Faith comes by GRACE, as it is by His Grace that we can Hope in Faith knowing that He is God Eternal

Ephesians 2: 4  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses (Sin), made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

His Promise:

Ephesians 2: 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. They are no longer strangers and are reconciled to God, and fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

His Faithfulness:

1) That I was bought with a Price,

2) His Blood is the seal of Redemption,

3) I am His Holy Temple and I cannot come to the Father unless by Jesus my Lord and savior

Action:

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Prayer Points for today:

Prayer for the Holy Spirit of the Lord be with you and us all.

Pray to be armed with the Armor of God

Repel all darkness by evoking the Name of Jesus, and His Glory will outshine the darkness

Pray for our country and the leaders to be guided by God’s Grace.

Prayer

Lord Jesus we gather with You in the presence of the Father, and Father God, we thank You for our Lord and Savior, and Lord Jesus we thank You for Your abiding Grace.

Lord today we thank You for our Visitors and we pray that we all will be filled with the Holy Spirit and Your Divine Grace.

In You Lord Jesus we have vict†ory and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD3-QDAOnMg

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD3-QDAOnMg

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpdw2c9lErk

   
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Devotionals for Tuesday: January 8, 2019

            The Lord will make level the mountain, and the winding roads will be straightened…

Isaiah 40:4

Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; In Context |

Are you facing a mountain today?

Whatever it maybe, the faithfulness of the Lord is more than an assurance. His word is true, and when we delight ourselves in Him, He will grant us the desires of our hearts.

You may say, “I have prayed and made my requests, and still I have not received my request”

Sometimes our requests are not provided, why?...

James 4:3 New International Version (NIV)

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

So, Faith + Motives x God’s Grace = Fulfilments.

Our Lord is Omniscient and Ever-Present, and nothing that we think, do or wish for will be granted when the intent is not for good.

The key word is… ‘Delight’

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. In Context | Full Chapter |

So, delight yourself in the Lord… Psalm 37:4  This defined the difference of Need and Wants…

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. In Context

Today claim His Gift, receive His blessings and know that you are a child of the Most-High.  Nothing can deter you because the Word of God said…

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 8: More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

Luke 3:5

Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough ways smooth;

In Context 

Hebrews 12:28-29

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire

Philippians 4:13 New International Version (NIV)

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We have so much to tell…

The Love of God, through Jesus our Redeemer

The exaltation by God the Father of Jesus our Sovereign Eternal Redeemer in the Holy Trinity

Let us acknowledge Jesus as Lord…

Let us give Thanks to the Lord for His mercies, His Gracious Gift and His coming Return…

Coming to the Lord: These are the saying of Jesus…

  1. Mark 10:15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Good News -His Faithfulness:  Come to Christ today, acknowledge Him as His Word stated…

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.’ In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer: Father in Heaven, in Jesus our Lord and savior we come.  Lord as we gather, we are assured that You Lord Jesus is in our midst and You are our Mediator to the Father.  Lord we thank You for Your Divine Grace and we thank you Lord for the privilege of serving You and for our many Visitors. Lord bless each of our Visitors as we Praise You and give You the Glory, we thank You Lord that whoever calls on Your name shall be saved. Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufzr4SqAxy0&list=RDufzr4SqAxy0#t=10

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0LJQGl44Sw&list=RD-0LJQGl44Sw#t=9


Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuGN365VAmU&list=PLS_tYHx2HXX4pylG0gdsoDTaiLdLqjPX1 

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 Devotionals for Monday: January 7,2018

    Is there Joy in your heart? Find it in the Lord, He is sharing His Joy with you, get it…

Joy is mentioned in the NIV Bible 244 times, and Joy is more than happiness that is temporary.

When we Rejoice in the Lord we have ‘JOY’ because it come with Peace. Without Peace there can’t be happiness. In Christ we have His Peace that surpasses all understanding.

What did the scripture mean by ‘a Peace that surpasses all understanding?’ It like being told that someone just stole your car, yet you are not in panic, because in faith you know that the Lord will provide a solution. Now if the car is stolen and your laptop is also gone, then this is something to think about, but, then there is nothing to worry about as your data is safe; because the laptop cannot be accessed without your facial recognition or your Password. The data is not lost as it is all backed up to the Cloud, and you can access all your files from your smartphone.

So, remain in peace and remain calm as the vehicle �� is fully insured. Now, if it is not fully insured, rest assured that the partial coverage will pay enough to get a replacement vehicle. If it wasn’t insured, then you do have a problem, and this is where the rubber meets the road, and you really need the Lord’s help in resolving this. And, worse yet, your laptop is not locked, and your data is easily accessed, so take this as a message and make your Laptop password secure, and back up your data.

Remain calm, because the Lord ‘Restores’, and His Providence abounds in those who loves Him.

So, where’s the Good News here? It is founded on the Faithfulness of the Lord.  He always provides, and when you can count of the Faithfulness of the Lord because of His Grace, nothing can faze you. And in your heart will ring the melody of Joy. 

In Christ the Best is Yet to Come… Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:13 NASB

Keep praying… 2 Thessalonians 1:11

To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,

Isaiah 52:8

Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, They shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes When the Lord restores Zion. In Context

Nehemiah 8:10 [Full Chapter]

He also told them, “Go eat the best food, drink the best wine, and give something to those who have nothing, since this day is holy to our Lord. Don’t be sorrowful, because the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

1 Peter 1:3

[Our Hope and Joy are in the Messiah] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah! Because of his great mercy he has granted us a new birth, resulting in an immortal hope through the resurrection of Jesus, the Messiah, from the dead. 

In Context 

Eternal blessing and Joy.

Psalm 21:6

Indeed, you have given him eternal blessings; you will make him glad with the joy of your presence. In Context |

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

In Context

Prayer: Lord Jesus, let Your Holy Spirit be upon us as we gather in Your Holy Presence through You to the Father, Lord, let us possess Your Joy, Your Peace, and be patient with kindness, goodness and remain in faith in You our Redeemer. Thank You Lord for our Visitors and grant each one Your Divine Providence, In Your Holy Name we pray, Jesus Messiah… Amen.

Praise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jWOfi5wA9Y

Have a wonderful week.

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Devotionals for Sunday:  December 6, 2018

   From rag to riches and riches to rags... Thank the Lord, or: Blame yourself…

In the world of fame and fortune, the rag to riches stories are very motivating, and then conversely, the riches to rags are so poignant with much regrets.

We all know the Marriott® Hotel Brand, and the famous Kentucky Fried® Chicken chain.

While Marriott continues to grow on a global scale. Market share of the KFC Fried Chicken sector is shrinking.  

A Riches to Rag true life event is the founder of the famous Ryder® Trucking who lost his fortune in a startup that challenged an old-line Truck rental and lost it all.

Earthly riches are temporary, while the richest man to die in 2018 French billionaire industrialist Serge Dassault, who was also a conservative politician, died in Paris on Monday, a spokesman for Dassault Group said.

The Dassault group, which his father had created, controls Dassault Aviation national newspaper Le Figaro as well as holding major stakes in Dassault Systemes and Thales and smaller stakes in several other listed French businesses.

The Falcon Business Jet is a Dassault aircraft.

 Bloomberg and Forbes reported that he was worth between $26 billion and $27 billion

Laying up Treasures in heaven is not measured by our earthly wealth, and we cannot boast about the earthly wealth, nor can we boast about how humble we are. We can only be bold about telling others of the Redeeming Grace of our Lord Jesus.

God made us free individuals with freedom of choice, He did not want a world filled with slaves or to be more contemporary a world of zombies.

However, mankind has chosen to be slaves to sin as we are inherently prone to sin. It takes more than a strong will and resistance to withstand the wiles of the devil. We require the Armor of the Lord, a shield to protect us.

  Ephesians 6: 10-11

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

God empowered each of us, but we are to be good stewards of our pride, His Gifts. So,

When you know that you are more than a conqueror, it is hard to remain humble, but knowing that God made us a Joint Heir to His Kingdom, this makes us humble, because it was His Grace that made this by the unconditional love bestowed on us.

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus we give thanks for the Love bestowed upon us. We call upon You Lord Jesus as You have claimed us and shielded us by Your promise that declared that in You Lord Jesus, we have Victory. Hallelujah, You Jesus our Messiah is our living hope. Lord bless of Visitors as we gather to give You preeminence in our lives. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus.  Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1fwZtKJSM&list=RDu-1fwZtKJSM&index=1

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6_USQRd9Xs

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgRusYsJASM

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d1y6iQLdLE&start_radio=1&list=RD4d1y6iQLdLE&t=15


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Devotionals for Saturday: January 5, 2019

               Casting your Pearls to Swine… Are we still doing this?

When Jesus said… Do not cast your pearls unto to swine, what did He mean?

Matthew 7:6

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Jesus also said this…

Luke 9:5

And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”

This one answer…

Do not waste good things on people who will not appreciate them. This proverb is adapted

 from a saying of Jesus from the Gospels, “Cast not pearls before swine.” Jesus appears to be warning his disciples to preach only before receptive audiences.

Jesus did meet and dined with sinners, and He did not make any preference, He called a Tax Collector (Matthew) to follow Him, and He had a diverse group, a Physician (Luke) Peter and fishermen.

Saul who later became Paul was also chosen by Jesus

As The Lord said it is hard to kick against the pricks, what did He mean by this? The ‘Pricks’ was a prod, sort of an early version of what is used to control animal. Today the prod is a rod that produce an electric shock, used to control cattle.

In today’s society what is considered ‘Cool’? Living a Christian life, not participating in the latest fad, abstaining from the high-living lifestyle and just being a good citizen, you would consider this to be Cool, but, on the contrary, what is cool is to be featured in the society column and your photo in the limelight of ‘what’s happening around town’.

Many churches have dwindling attendances, especially the morning service, and the Cool-crowd are few, it is almost what Jesus had to do, use the Pricks to direct people to the call of the Lord. �� looking back at how Paul was called to serve… one would say. Lord how could you choose a person like Paul? Actually, Paul was on his way to arrest more Christians to be persecuted. In Paul’s time persecution meant stoning a person to death.

Before Paul’s conversion, while Stephen was to be stoned to death, it was Paul holding the clothes of those stoning Stephen. What was amazing, while Stephen was dying, he looked up and saw Jesus, and asked the Lord to receive him, and to forgive those that were putting him to death.

Today, we have the Gospel and the pastoral letters and other teaching of one chosen by Jesus… Paul who wrote of his experience and unabashedly preached of Salvation through Jesus, Paul provided us with the assurance of our salvation in Christ. Thanks to the Damascus-Road experience that Paul had.

Paul was not a fanatic, he was a very methodical man, a strong believer in what he knew, and even as a persecutor of Christian, he was sincere to the cause. But, when he was converted as we say blinded by the light, he was not influenced on a superficial level, he was taken up into the heavens and many things were revealed to him.

2 Corinthians 12:2 New International Version (NIV)

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows.

Romans 8: 28-30, 31, 35-39

 28. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 

 30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us.

 35 Who will separate us from the love of ]Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Just as it is written, “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we are in awe of Your unconditional love through Jesus our Redeemer. Lord Jesus we acknowledge Your Holy Presence as we gather knowing You are our Mediator. Jesus as the Word affirmed that nothing will be able to separate us from the love of the Father, which is in You Lord Jesus. Lord bless our Visitors and grant each and all Your Divine Blessings. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus. Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBI4WDfRh6E&list=RDqBI4WDfRh6E&start_radio=1

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=worthy+is+the+king+spanish

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xGdaxTpAYA



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Devotionals for Friday: January 4, 2019

There are many new versions of building the Tower of Babel, do not indulge.

Today there are 251 religious’ groups, each trying to gain followers. Just like the attempt of men to build a tower to heaven and to make a name for itself.

1,986 years ago, when Jesus’ ministry on earth we see Him preaching in the Temple, Jesus did not set up a church, as those who believed comprised the Body of Christ.  This is still the order, as all believers are Temples of the Living-God through the body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:27

Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.

Genesis 11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Universal Language, Babel, Confusion

11 Now the whole earth used the same language and [b]the same words. 2 It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and [c]settled there. 3 They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. 4 They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

 5 The Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city

In God’s Kingdom, there are no class system, there will be no Catholics, Presbyterians, Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans or others, only one class… Born-Again just as how Jesus told Nicodemus “You must be born-again”.

Remember to Journey to our Lord there is only one-way, no alternate route, no compromise, only one Criterion! To be Born-Again or the answer is “I do not know you” So, to ‘know of’ Jesus is not enough;  to ‘Know Him’ and follow Him is what He said.

2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Hope: (mentioned 121 times in the KJV and 159 times in the NIV Bibles.) 1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

     JOY:        Joy is mentioned 244 times in the Bible, considering the announcement of our Savior’s Birth… Luke 2:10

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

    FAITH:     Romans 1:17

For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

  TRIUMPH:     Revelation 17:14

They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

EVENING:

Conclusion: Matthew 24:  3-30 The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today as we reflect on Your Crucifixion and Your Triumphant Resurrection, Lord we thank You for Your Graciousness and Your Love. We thank You for choosing to save us by Your Grace. Lord We give You our Praises and thank You Lord for this privilege and we ask Your blessings on our Visitors as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlh6_5znn7U

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YhjFoDmTLE

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aIO7cfQZyo

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Devotionals Thursday: January 3, 2019

Are we drifting away from God as a nation? What are the consequences?

A nation without God is an imperiled country drifting like a ship without a rudder.

The question, is our nation drifting away from God? In many ways we may say yes, and in one way we can say; No… Christianity is thriving in many countries, it may seem like evil is winning, but sin is losing its grip on America, because God has broken every chain and Salvation in the Name of Jesus…  Christ is becoming the living Hope of many.

As we face the New Year, let us make Jesus Christ our Living Hope. Look to the Lord, let Jesus be the author and finisher of your Faith, combine your Faith + His Grace and let Jesus be the Catalyst in our lives that will solidify each of our lives sharing in His Kingdom.

Remember Jesus said… John 15:15

No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. In Context | Full Chapter |

What a privilege to be called a friend of the Most High? Not only did Jesus did this, He as God in One of the Father has set us apart, as David wrote… Psalm 4:3 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself; The Lord hears when I call to Him. In Context | Full Chapter Just as how David said, each of us can say the same. Because of Jesus, we all became a child of God.

So, therefore, we are no longer a slave to sin as Jesus redeemed us, having been born again into God’s Family, we are now engrafted into His family, liberated from bondage. So, let us sing our Freedom, all because of Jesus our Savior, our Living Hope.

Let us go in Faith knowing that the noise and distractions of this world will never deter us from  focusing on our Lord as He is the Light of our lives. Therefore, be a shining messenger of His Good News, and enjoy the Blessings of the Lord, as we give our Lord Jesus preeminence in our lives, looking to that glorious day when we shall see Him as He is.

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. In Context | Full Chapter |

So, delight yourself in the Lord… Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desireof your heart. In Context 

Prayer:

Father in Heaven we come in Jesus our Lord and Savior. Lord Jesus thank You for being our Mediator and by Your Righteousness that we are able to be in the Holy Presence of the Father. Father, today we affirm Your sovereignty, and in Jesus and in the Holy Spirit. Lord grant our Visitors Your Divine Providence as we go in Faith in You, we pray in Your Holy Name, Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory forever… Amen

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1fwZtKJSM&start_radio=1&list=RDu-1fwZtKJSM&t=7

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoKsBeoEW18&list=RDHPOwlBXDnLA&index=5

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdM3T-a5OvM&start_radio=1&list=RDfdM3T-a5OvM&t=22

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Devotionals for Wednesday: January 2, 2019

99+1… The one missing is as important as the 99, are you that one?

Jesus spoke of the Shepherd and the lost sheep…  Matthew 18:12

Ninety-nine Plus One] “What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? In Context |

There are many ‘Lost-Sheep’ that need to find their way home.

The Parallel to the ‘lost-sheep; is… Luke 15:11-32 [Full Chapter]

The Prodigal Son ] And He said, “A man had two sons. The younger of them said to his

between them. And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.

14 Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. 15 So he went and [e]hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the [f]pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.

17 But when he came to [g]his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! 18 I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and [h]in your sight; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”’ 20 So he got up and came to [i]his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and [j]embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

 

22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 24 for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.

Yes… we too are prodigal sons. Therefore, Jesus came to redeem us. Instead of receiving a robe and a ring we have received eternal life.

So as outlined by Jesus, the wayward son, came to his senses… 17 But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! 18 I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”’ 20 So he got up and came to his father.

But the mercies of the father were declared… for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.

So, today as we are enlightened by the teaching of the Lord, let us stop and know that He is God. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+46:10&version=NIV

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord as we enter a new year, we come thanking You and acknowledge Your mercies as we are all like the prodigal son. Lord we thank You for Your Providence and Your divine redemption. We go in faith and to You Lord Jesus is the power and the glory… Amen

Praise:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jWOfi5wA9Y

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Devotionals for Tuesday: January 1st, 2019

God’s plan for your relief is to relieve you of the challenges of this world…

It’s NEW YEAR’S DAY – Have a Wonderful 2019

Affirming that God’s plan for our life…

Jeremiah 29:11 

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

As we look to this New Year with high optimism knowing that…

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Reflecting back on… Today in History December 31

1775   George Washington orders recruiting officers to accept free blacks into the army.

1852   The richest year of the gold rush ends with $81.3 million in gold produced.

Translating this to today’s dollar this is several billion dollars today.($267 Billion Dollars)

The inflation erosion of the monetary buying power is dramatic when you calculate a dollar over 166 years. But… On the other hand, the dramatic result of spreading the Gospel to 20 people each day and this 20- turn around and spread it to another 20 daily; and then as this multiple over a year the total number of people reached will be 144,000 (or 12.000 per month)

Just like a roaring river starts as a trickle into a stream and then merging into  roaring river.

So, we ask the Lord to let this little engine of ours gather steam and roll like a freight train spreading the Good News. Each of our readers can join in and together layup treasures in Heaven, as all we do is for the Glory of the Lord.

Let us start 2019 by knowing that God endowed each of us as His Ambassadors and we are empowered to share the Good News of Christ’s Salvation…

Rejoice… you are a chosen one into a Royal Priesthood, set-aside and declared more than conquerors…

Thoughts for the day: He went to prepare a place for us, and; Jesus said He will return and those in Christ will be with Him forever

TEXT: 1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Commentary:

As we go through this day let’s give thanks for another week of opportunities. Just think that we can use our time to be a blessing to others.  When we look at life as a grand Easter-Egg hunt we can enjoy every step of the way, why? Because we know that somewhere out there is that basket of eggs, and we may be closing in on the catch; because our Lord has already planned all steps in our lives… His plan for us is already laid, all we have to do is in Faith Trust Him.   No Due Diligence needed here, because His Grace is given to us. Remember Grace is ‘Undeserved’, and it is by His Grace that we can have what Jesus offered…A Life and more Abundantly endowed by our Lord. We are His, as He purchased us at a price, and He lives in us.

So, let us do our due-diligence in charting our future. In Christ He is our Sovereign God in One of the Holy Trinity, we can trust Him, He is the incomparable Lord, and Jesus is our Redeemer.

  • There is one Mediator between man and God, and He is Christ Jesus
  • Jesus is Sovereign & Eternal
  • Our Lord Jesus was there from the beginning of it all
  • Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
  • We are made Joint-Heirs in Jesus to His Kingdom
  • We are saved by Grace and not of anything we do
  • His Blood of Atonement is the Seal of His Redemption
  • He went to prepare a place for us, and;
  • Jesus said He will return and those in Christ will be with Him forever

This is the reason why Jesus never owned a house here on earth.  Jesus said this earth was not His home.

Rejoice with Joy today knowing that the future is bright, because He Jesus is the Bright Morning Star, He is the Beginning and the End, and His ending is the beginning of what we refer to as; ‘The Best is yet to come’

Principle: Our Redeemer lives…  Rejoice for He chose us.  Have Victory in Christ Jesus He is Faithful forever.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord we Praise You and affirm that You our Redeemer lives, and we shall stand with You on that day Lord.  Lord we are privileged to be sought by You Lord as You called us and chose us to be Joint-Heirs in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus.  Lord bless this day as we go in faith for this new year of opportunities to present You Lord as our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Father in Your Holy Trinity, Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your Peace and as we thank You Lord for Your Providence in meeting our needs as You know what we have need of even before we ask. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkuEsytKsV0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwLHr9vNwcQ&list=RDrwLHr9vNwcQ&start_radio=1&t=12

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7m3vR2aVjk&start_radio=1&list=RDl7m3vR2aVjk&t=0

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Devotionals for Monday December 31, 2018

As this is the last day of 2018, many are making New Year’s Resolutions… How many have you kept in the last year? As we say… no resolution needed, just place your trust in Jesus and He will sustain you…

Because of God’s Faithfulness… we can sing Great is Your Faithfulness;

Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever will be…

In 2019 what will your needs be?

  1. Good Health
  2. Financial security
  3. Good Family Relationships
  4. God’s Providence and Peace.

God’s Faithfulness provided all our needs…

Pardon for our sin and a Peace that endures.

Make your request known to The Lord, His Omniscient and His Omnipresence will preserve you. Always ask in His Name, because He said…

: HE Restores… He never forgets your need, but He forgets your past. Because He Renews…

Jeremiah 30:17      

For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’

Joel 2:25-26            

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

Psalm 51:12

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Isaiah 61:7  

Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore, in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.

Acts 3:19-21

Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

Job 42:10

And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

1 John 5:4

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Mark 11:24

Therefore, I tell youwhatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

In Context | Full Chapter

Prayer:

Father in Heaven in Jesus our Redeemer we come knowing our Lord Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and by His Grace we can come into Your Holy presence. Father we thank You for our Visitors and the privilege of being made Joint-Heir with Christ our Lord, and by Your Grace Lord Jesus we are all children of God through You Lord Jesus. Thank You Lord for coming and redeemed us by Your Blood at Calvary. We Praise You Lord Jesus and lift You up before all and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjD0lv8hx5o&list=RDUjD0lv8hx5o#t=3

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpdw2c9lErk&list=RDVpdw2c9lErk&start_radio=1&t=29

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQCu-wSNiC4