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Devotionals for: Thursday April 30, 2015

Morning:

Focus: God will listen to suggestions… Moses told God his thoughts, God listened and He will also hear you

Text: Number 14: 15 Now if You kill these people as one man, then the nations which have heard of Your fame will speak, saying, 16 ‘Because the Lord was not able to bring this people to the land which He swore to give them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness.’ 17 And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken, saying, 18 ‘The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’[b] 19 Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.”

20 Then the Lord said: “I have pardoned, according to your word; 21 but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord— 22 because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice, 23 they certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it. 24 But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it. 25 Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwell in the valley; tomorrow turn and move out into the wilderness by the Way of the Red Sea.”

Principle:  

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

2 John 1:3

Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. In Context | Full Chapter

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

a] We must be aware that you cannot give to the Lord what you do not own, it is a ‘Sacrifice’ and it must be from me to my God… and:

b] All I have to offer is myself, as I am considered His possession…12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your re

Conclusion:

The Bible said... 1 Peter 1:3

[A Heavenly Inheritance] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

In Context | Full Chapter

His Faithfulness:

Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

John 15:14

You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. In Context | Full Chapter |

John 15:15

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

Coming to the Lord:

Oneness in Christ… or are we doing it ritualistically?  Worship in Reverence and Love for our Lord and not just to ask Him for favors.  Jesus knows our needs even before we ask….Matthew 6:8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In Context | Full Chapter 

Ephesians 2:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.


Jesus spoke about Heaven over 120 times… Jesus said He was not of this world, and He also said the He would return to His Father in heaven. Jesus also described His Kingdom as ‘Paradise’.

To Receive His Holy Spirit today, we have this opportunity right now… Because of HIS Blessed Assurance, If you come to Christ today the Angels will celebrate in heaven today.

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

(Today you are all here for one Reason, to be given this Opportunity to become JOINT HEIR with Jesus) because in…

Verse 29 For those (You and me) God foreknew he also predestined (YOU) to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he (JESUS) might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 

Verse 30 And those he predestined, (you and me) he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Verse 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come.  Lord today as we face this new week let the challenges be replaced with Your Providence, Lord let us all go in faith knowing that Your faithfulness abounds in our lives. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and Lord bless each and every one that call upon Your Holy Name receive Your Holy Spirit.  Lord we commit this day knowing that you will never leave us nor forsake us, We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngFDFCvBTgE&list=RDWZalYAozfAo&index=0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksVnqipbso4

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmPE7rBB60k&list=RDsSLVJ1d0gBs&index=0

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.

Leave the Pride, Deceit, self-confidence, any ‘Self’ accomplishment at the door and enter as a Child…

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Devotionals for Wednesday April 29, 2015

MORNING:

Focus: What’s done in secret will be revealed. Your prayers in secret will be the most important of all…

The Power of Prayer… Prayer is the source of Power given to us by our Lord to seek HIM.
Thoughts for today… Do not throwaway today by fretting about tomorrow, The Bible said Fret not.

Text:  Matthew 6: 7-8 NIV

Jesus taught us how to pray

7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Commentary:

Prayer is a Divine interaction with our Lord, He gave us this privilege of coming to Him, and He also revealed many secrets to us:

  1. Faith:                     This is the Power of coming into His Presence; Faith is the key step in coming to Him,
  2. Belief:                    He said when we pray we must have Faith and Believe we already received His Favor
  3. Supremacy:         He is Supreme and Sovereign, and we must place Him First over all
  4. Redemption:        Acknowledge His Redemption and His Grace that saved us
  5. Holy Spirit:           Seek His Holy Spirit and He is Omnipresence and Omni potent.
  6. Thanks Giving      Give Thanks and acknowledge in Faith that whatever we Ask or Think He said He will do

Are you facing a Giant today, Our Lord can make a way for you to overcome it and be victorious... Praise our Lord Jesus for He is Faithful.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Matthew 6: 7-14 NIV

7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

   9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

   “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 today our daily bread. 
12 And forgive us our debts, 
   as we also have forgiven our debtors. 
13 And lead us not into temptation, 
   but deliver us from the evil one.’

   14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Philippians 4: 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. We need to focus on the positive more and still remember the negative results of sins. Our Lord is saying in HIS Prayer “   “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”… He was telling us while we are here the following will apply:

  • He (Jesus) is as powerful here on earth as He is in Heaven
  • He will supply our needs here while we are here on earth
  • He will protect from evil, by us trusting and knowing Him
  • As Christians we need to emphasize the following:
  • The Positive aspects of following our Lord Jesus, as He is Holy
  • The Joy that He provides by His words of Assurance
  • The Victory we have in Him

The satisfaction of spreading His Good news to others, as we spread His fragrance we also receive His blessings too.

We are to tear down the barriers to achieve the secret of satisfaction in coming to Jesus and fellowship in Christ in Oneness; knowing that we can find the fulfillment of all our needs in fellowship with God.

We thank our Lord Jesus for His Faithfulness and for His unspeakable gift.

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV 

Principle:  Humbleness and Meekness shall triumph over pride and the boastful ones will be debased.  Pride Debases those that boast and put their trust in money and earthly things…. Correct Living is rooted in Christ    Pride displaces God from the heart in favor of Self 

Hebrews 10:23 New International Version (NIV) 

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
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Let us not judge others, and remembering that forgiveness is the first step towards building a relationship among each other.  To be less self-centered and Christ Centered 

Conclusion:

We read...The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: "God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, and adulterers--or even like this tax collector." - Luke 18:11 

Looking at such a prayer, we need to be less 'self-centered' and more 'Christ-Centered' as our Lord while on the cross, simply said... "Father forgive them for they know not what they do". Remember also as Jesus said while on the cross, "It is Finished" several events took place... Earthquakes, the Sun went dark for 3 Hours, the Curtain in the Temple was Torn, It should be noted that the Curtain was replaced by HIS NEW COVENANT, by HIS ULTIMATE SACRIFICE; and Jesus became our HIGH PRIEST! Knowing that Jesus our Redeemer ascended to Heaven and sits on the Throne of Righteousness, and HE intercedes on our behalf as our Advocate, as our High Priest.  

What a privilege He gave us to be able to come to Him. Hebrews 7:25..."Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him (Jesus), because He always lives to intercede for them. (Hebrews 7:25 NIV) 

  

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus today as Your Houses of Worship where many are gathered Lord as You said You are in their midst… Lord let Your presence be felt and let Your churches be filled with Hearers that will receive Your Good News of your Redemption. Lord let the presenters of Your Messages be anointed with Your Holy Spirit to bring the Gospel to many and Lord; be with them as You are proclaimed to be God in One of our Father and as King of kings.  Lord Jesus we give You the Glory as we seek Your blessings on us all. Lord bless our visitors as we bring Your messages for Your Glory that many will come to know You Lord, as only what’s done for You Lord will last.  Lord we thank You for the privilege of serving You, and in You Lord Jesus we commit all to You and Pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praises:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INlghIQhsi4&list=RDINlghIQhsi4#t=0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_U5msEb5g4&list=RDV_U5msEb5g4#t=0  

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q444bzsehU&list=RD0Q444bzsehU#t=3

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Devotionals for: Tuesday April 28, 2015

Morning:

Focus: What is you focus today? Your job, your family, your well-being, your health, wealth or is it happiness?

Giving our Lord Jesus Christ the Glory, because we can do nothing without Christ, but with Jesus all things are possible.  All of what we plan to do or are currently doing, without the blessings of our Lord it is in vain. God does not have a hand in your mission in life, you are either moving ahead by His plan or you are just shuffling around, making two steps ahead and one backward.

Just like the journey to the Promised-Land, the Israelites failed to apply one key factor… “FAITH” they depended on their own understanding by lacking faith.  Why do we say God does not have a hand in your plan? Because He is not bringing up the rear, He is leading.  We must identify His leadership and follow Him. Our finite plans are limited for a specific time, His plan is infinite, as He said…”I am not of this world”, therefore God’s plan is out of this world.

The excitement of moving into a new house, driving that new car out of the dealership, and having money in the bank, all these are still ‘temporary’. This is where ‘Estate-Planning’ comes into effect… all of the planning lacks one thing, what is this one thing? Eternity… The world’s landscape is dotted with magnificent estates, build by men, and guess what? These are just museums, places such as; The Hearst Castle in California, Versailles in France, and the most poignant of all is the Taj Mahal in Agra, India which is a tomb.  Ironically, a well-known developer in the USA built what he thought would be a ‘World-Class’ Resort that he aptly named ‘The Tajo Mahal’ probably he should have done some research on this before naming his billion dollar empire after a tomb. This project was a doomed venture and has since fallen into hard times.

Our plan for this week should be to include our Lord in the planning process making Jesus the Author and Finisher of the Plan. We must step back and follow His lead; we are like ‘ants’ in the scope of His ‘Heavenly-Realms’.  Because the new house, the new car, and those mansions are all similar to the ruins found in the jungle.  ‘Machu-Picchu’ being one of the most famous of all ruins, the inhabitants all passed, yet the buildings are reverting back to dust. 

So recognizing that God gave us the answer to all of the above… The Good News of Christ’s Redemption, because He ‘Redeemed’ us and made us a ‘Joint-Heir’ in a Kingdom not made by human hands, and it will remain Un-Shaken.  A place where the streets are paved with Gold. 

Principle: Claim His Redemption today, it is like a coupon that must be accepted and presented… This is the Seal of the Atoning Blood of Christ.  Unless we stand and receive this, we cannot claim it. It is freely given, but we must accept Him knowing that He is our Redeemer.

His Promise / His Faithfulness: John 15: 5 (NKJV) Jesus said…” I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without <e you can do nothing.

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Jesus also said… Luke 9:23 NKJV Then He said to them all, “If anyone desire to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”

What Jesus said…If your desire to follow Him, deny yourself, meaning He is preeminent, and we look to Him as the Leader, so we deny ourselves by allowing Him to Lead.  When Jesus said to take up our Cross daily, He is saying do just as He did, He nailed our sins to the Cross, so our personal cross is where we must bring our worldly desires and the things that are abominable to our Lord nail them to the cross and follow Him.  Where is He leading us?  To Glory, to His Kingdom, a place our Lord Jesus called Paradise.

Conclusion:

Yet for a while we are here, until that day when He calls us home, we must do this… Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good work. Titus 2: 13-14 (NKJV)

Come to Jesus just as you are, without one plea of defense as we are all sinners…

Pray: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come… Lord as You have patiently dealt with me and granted Your Grace, today I accept Your invitation to come and be renewed by You and to receive Your Holy Spirit as I come and accept Your Love and Redemption and go placing You first in my life. Thank You Lord Jesus. Amen.

Prayer: Thanks You Father through our Lord Jesus we can boldly come to You knowing that whoever calls upon Your name Lord shall be saved. We thank You for the privilege of spreading Your Good News and we thank You for the Visitors in English, Chinese and Spanish, Lord be with each one and Lord bless our endeavors as it is done for Your Glory Lord. We thank You Lord and pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

All to Jesus I Surrender

His Faithfulness:

Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9bC9CRv9oU&list=PL5EB8C248CF14D030

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULNH9svens0&list=RDULNH9svens0#t=5

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61tcxSdsVjw&list=RD61tcxSdsVjw#t=0

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: Monday April 27, 2015

Morning:

Focus: Imagine a King that said…”you are no longer a servant but my friend”

The fiction by Mark Twain… The Prince and the Pauper tells of two boys that switched identities with the Prince growing up as a Pauper and the beggar growing us as the Prince. The time came when the Prince was to be crowned, the real prince showed up, but he was unable to prove that he was the real prince. The Sham-Prince did help him to prove that the ‘Pauper’ was the real Prince as they had switched roles.  The real Prince was restored to the monarchy with the assistance of the sham-Prince, who was later granted a position in the royal household.

The real King that said ‘You are no longer a servant but a Friend’ He is Jesus the King of kings. Jesus came from His place of Splendor, a place He called Paradise. He came to His own and His own did not receive Him.

TEXT: John 1:11

He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. In Context | Full Chapter

The condescension of Christ

“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9

In the garden Jesus could have used his power to call twelve legions of angels to his rescue (Matthew 26:53), but instead he employed it to heal the ear of one of his enemies (Luke 22:51). On the cross he could have used his power to save himself, but instead he continued to employ it to save others—his enemies, including us (Romans 5:10).

Who can we trust? Ourselves? Our Government? “In God We Trust”

Text: John 14:27 New International Version (NIV)

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Commentary:

The inscription “In God We Trust” is emblazed on our Coins and our Currencies… yet prayers are made at the state level without reference to our Lord.   The Bible states that we cannot come to God our Father without His Son; this is factual as God is Holy and cannot tolerate sin, as we are sinners.  So without the intercession by Jesus to His Father God, we who pray without coming to Jesus and trying to go directly,  we are only reaching the outer chamber and not in the presence of God.

In the Old Testament, God installed men like Moses, Noah, Joshua, Joseph, Abraham, David and many others. Before the Birth of Christ, God’s interaction were direct through His Divine Spirit and when the Bible makes reference that God walked with Adam, Adam was walking with Yeshua-Jesus who was there from the beginning. As we read in Colossians 1:15-20 NIV

The Supremacy of the Son of God

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 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. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Notice in Verse 16 In Him (Jesus) all things were CREATED… in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Jesus is the “LINK” that keeps the circle from being broken… Without Jesus we are being drawn by a chain with a weak link. So where is the weakest link?  All that seeks the Power of God without His Son are approaching The Almighty without His ‘Password” it is like being locked out from your Email files because we do not remember the Password.  But Jesus is more than a Password, He is our Redeemer, and God loved us so much that He gave His only Son Jesus, so that whoever believes in Him (Jesus) should not die but have everlasting life… John 3:16

We must also know that… There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, The Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for us all… 1 Timothy 2: 5-6

Principle:  

When we call on Him (Jesus) we have God’s Power through Jesus… For God has not given us a Spirit of fear, but of Power and Love and a Sound Mind... 2 Timothy 1: 7

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Conclusion:

The Bible said... 1 John 4:8-9

New International Version (NIV)

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

Commentary: God in His infinite power of Light & Love, He revealed His love for us in the Divine Gift of His Son.  In Jesus Christ God came to us in the fullness of His Grace.  He came that we might receive His pardon by His Atonement for our sins, and save us from everlasting destruction.  One might say, how do we have the authority of making this statement of Everlasting Destruction?  Because we are simply repeating the Word of God, as He said we are Created in His Likeness, and He also said that it is appointed unto man to die and after that there is a Judgment… God is never wrong, and these two statements affirmed that we will live forever.

The Love of God found its fullest expression in the Cross, where the Lord Jesus bore the judgment for our sins, meaning that he stood in our place, and by His Crucifixion, He paid It All, and by His Blood of Atonement, we are able to receive His SEAL of Salvation.

 Philippians 4: 6 (The Amplified New Testament)

Verse 6: Do not fret o have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition (a defined request) with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God.

Notice the key words are:

  • Do not fret
  • Every circumstance By Prayer & Petition With Thanksgiving
  • Continue your request to God

Give thanks to our Faithful Lord and Savior as He provides all our needs… as stated in: Philippians 4:19 New International Version (NIV) 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus it is with humility we acknowledge Your Sacrifice knowing that You art the Great Jehovah-Jireh…  Our Messiah and God in One of our Father in Your Holy Trinity.

Lord today we can come to You boldly as You gave us this privilege. Lord we acknowledge that You Ascended to the Throne of Righteousness sitting at the Right Hand of our Father Creator. Lord Jesus thank You for this privilege of coming into Your Holy presence.  Lord we thank You for Your Grace Your Love and Your Divine Redemption.  Lord bless this day as many will be assembled in Your houses of Worship, Lord let the message be clear and let many receive Your Salvation for Your Glory. Lord we thank You for the many Visitors and we ask Your blessings upon each one and we thank You for Your Favors to all. Thank You Lord as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dFKdVF9NGU&list=RD-dFKdVF9NGU#t=4

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLs8QdQHLB8

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSMjiDBFvHU&list=RDuSMjiDBFvHU

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Devotionals for: Sunday April 26, 2015

Morning:

Focus: Praise God for His Mercies, Know Him, go to Him through Jesus our Redeemer and Sole Mediator, receive Him.

Principle:  Jesus is the Light of the World and His Kingdom - Forever

Text: John 1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Deity of Jesus Christ

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Commentary:

One of the first creation… God said…”Let there be light and there was Light” but He did not yet created the Sun, there was a diffusion of Light in a Gaseous form, but God declared let there be Light and then He said it was Good…

If the Sun was not yet created what was the source of this Light?  We must first look at John 1. In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Now we see the Light that God Declared... ”Let there be Light” This will be revealed as we go to chapter 9… 9 There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Colossians 1: The Incomparable Christ

13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

His Creation is above man’s comprehension, as many are trying to bring the evolutionist theory into the school curriculum, our take on Evolution is; if evolution was a fact, then why is the ape that is in the Zoo for almost 35-40 years still sitting in his cage? If evolution was a fact, this old guy would be out driving around in his new Mercedes-Benz. Are we to assume that evolution is like the ‘Singing’ Frog, the story of the man excavating the foundation for a building that came across a box, he opened it and there was a Frog that started to sing like Al Jolson… so he figured he could make a lot of money by putting this Frog on stage, but each time he had a sold out theater, the frog would not sing, but right after refunding the patrons’ money, the Frog started to sing, he repeated this until he was broke, the moral of the store here, never believe in a Frog doing more than just croaking….  The same for the storyline of the evolutionists.

 

His Promise:

The good News are:

º We are created in His Likeness, and we will live forever.

º Christ died for our Sins

º He Rose Triumphantly

º He Ascended into Heaven

º He Sits on the Throne of Righteousness

º He is willing to forgive us of our sins

º If you come to Him and ask for forgiveness, He will give it

º Jesus Christ is our Mediator and our Sovereign God

º When we are saved, we receive an Eternal life of Joy in Him

º He is coming again

º All those that are still here will be caught up in the air to Him

º His Kingdom will be fully Sanctified and Sinless

º We will be reunited with our loved ones

His Faithfulness:

Creation is His painting with the beauty and wonder of it all

What kind of God would God be if he did not communicate with us?

So God speaks through His Word; the Word is Christ

God's enjoyment of what He was doing in creating the heavens & the earth. And us he said it was Good

God really made it all for man because He loved us

His great design was by intelligent design

The Christian doctrine of creation is that God made this all for us, as He gave us dominion over everything

We fail to appreciate his creation as He made it all for us, so thank Him for the majesty of His marvelous creation

We are privileged of being made in His likeness,

Principle: God delights in his creation

God placed us here to enjoy the worship of him and the intimacy of his love for us

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Prayer is the ‘Pillar of Faith’ and coming to our Lord many times each day will strengthen us against the temptation, and He will make a way for us to overcome the wiles of the devil. Praise our Lord Jesus for He said…”Greater is He in you that who is in this world’ meaning by His Spirit in You can do all things through Him, Christ Jesus.

Conclusion:

What is Man that our God is so concerned with our well-being? He created us, He numbered our days, and He also made a way for us to be in Eternity with Him.  Because the Eden Restored will be sinless and pure not because we are capable of being good on our own, He died for our sin, and He has prepared a ‘Sanctified’ Place which is Sinless and we humans will be Transformed, and be in a place of Splendor where our Eternal Sovereign God will radiate His Love and His Holy Spirit that will abide in us will in keep us in Harmony with our Lord.

Prayer:

Father we come today in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus today we acknowledge that You are the Light of the World, and that on the first day, as our Creator said…”Let there be light” and there was light, Lord we also read that our Creator did not create the Sun until the fourth day, so therefore Lord, it was Your Divine Radiance that illuminated the darkness. Lord we thank you for Your Love and we are privileged to serve You knowing that You are the same yesterday and forever. Lord bless our Visitors to this Website, grant Your Favors to all Lord, as we pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory, now and forevermore… Amen

His Faithfulness:

Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E&list=RDHC062N-Rkb0fc

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDwdOTU8-Q0&list=RDKDwdOTU8-Q0#t=5

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5OVu2RRNyk&list=RDA5OVu2RRNyk

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: Saturday April 25, 2015

Morning:

Focus: A Lifetime Warranty that will still runs out. But God’s Assurance will never end, it is forever!

He came so we may have Life and have it more abundantly

Text:  2 Corinthians 8:9 New King James Version (NKJV) 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

Commentary:

Jesus our Lord and Savior came to reconcile us to the Father our Creator, but before we can come to the Father we had to be cleansed by His Blood.  Soldiers returning from the frontline of battle were usually covered with blood sustained in battle, before going in front of the King they had to be cleaned up and made presentable. Mankind is in this state with stains from our sins. Therefore God will not see us in our sin filled state. Thus, Jesus came to Redeem us, ‘Redeem’ means we were lost in Sin, and by the Redemption through Jesus we who have accepted His Redemption can now come into the presence of God through Jesus.

The meaning of Christmas: meaning ‘CHRIST’ The Anointed One; Jesus son of the Most-High came as God with us! Emanuel, and CHRISTMAS… Meaning; CHRIST saving the Masses and Christ-in-Person… We thank You Lord for coming, Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Holy Trinity; we look for Your second coming soon.

We at Good News Forever extends the invitation from our Lord to each and everyone to come to Him and receive His divine Grace of Redemption… go to our Green Pastures page and accept our Lord’s invitation to come and ‘Know Him, not just ‘know of Him’  The divine experience of ‘Knowing our Lord’ will provide a Peace that is un-explainable as when you place your Faith in Jesus, He takes over your burdens, and he said He will never leave you nor forget you. When you accepts Jesus you are born into His family and then you are a joint-heir in His Kingdom, what a privilege He has given us freely… Take His Priceless gift now for ‘Free’.

Principle: Only in Jesus Christ we can be Redeemed… Jesus Paid-It-All

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Colossians 2:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Titus 2:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

We want to reflect on a few that left us with something to think about...

Some inventors of things that changed the way we do things are long forgotten, but the list of men mentioned here are widely recognized as standard bearers of the cross…

John Newton:       This slave-trader-turned-pastor significantly impacted the eighteenth century British campaign to abolish the African slave trade.

John Bunyan:        (28 November 1628 – 31 August 1688) was an English Christian writer and preacher, who is well known for his book The Pilgrim's Progress.

Saul of Tarsus:      Paul of Tarsus was a Jew who had Roman citizenship and tried to stamp out Christianity until he had a vision on the Road to Damascus.

C.S. Lewis:             A former Atheist who came to Christ, even today he is the most quoted person in Twitter®

The Inventor of the Internet® No it is not Al Gore (the former Vice President of the USA that once said he invented the Internet)…

KODAK® an American Icon that went bankrupt and emerged as a small service company, that also invented the Digital Camera but failed to exploit it as they continued to make Films using Chemical.   The list goes on of giants of industry that lack the vision of the focus that went on the list of forgotten ‘icons’.

Our Lord Jesus who said ‘Before Abraham was I Am” The Bible in multiple passages revealed that Jesus is the Creator of all things, and without Him there was nothing and He Jesus holds it altogether.  What do we mean that He holds it together?  The Universe and the elements are so designed that the Magnetic field and the precise location of the planet, the moon must be in sync.  The ‘Milky-Way’ and the billions of galaxies are all known to our Lord by name,

C.S. Lewis said... “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

Conclusion:

The Bible said... Philippians 1:6

New King James Version (NKJV)

6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

This assurance given by our Lord is better than the full faith and warranty of the United States Treasury, which is the dollar bill we may have in our pocket. The common saying for man, “There are two things we will face; ‘Death and Taxes’ this is according to man, but according to God He said…”It is appointed unto man to die once and then face the Judgment’, Notice in this sentence, The Lord said, to die one and then face the judgment?  God said to ‘Die’ but we will be around to face His Judgment, then what? Therefore, we never really die, meaning that the result of His Judgment could place us in to a lifetime of separation from God and suffering forever. But if we Know Jesus and accepted His Priceless Gift, then we are made Joint-Heirs in Christ to His Kingdom. We can have this absolute Assurance right Now!  So why not receive our Lord Jesus now and from henceforth be assured of being Saved by His Grace. Coming to our Lord must be for more than the one reason of saving yourself from eternal damnation, the second is God loves you and therefore you should love our Lord as He said…

Romans 5:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus today we stand at the empty cross knowing that You ascended unto the Throne of Righteousness and by Your Grace we are saved. Lord we thank You for coming and we thank You for Your Divine Redemption. Lord we are privileged to serve You Lord and we thank You for the many Visitors coming to read the Good News of Your Salvation. Lord thank you for Your Unconditional Love, as we are in awe that You would love us so much to have paid-It-All so that we can be redeemed from the eternal damnation that we deserve, Lord Your Love and Your Grace we accept. Lord we pray in Your Sovereign Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

His Faithfulness:

Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

Praises:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3as00TMO84&list=RDv3as00TMO84#t=0

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22JrFfv-TAs 
Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUdd2faLUHs&list=RDQUdd2faLUHs#t=18

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Devotionals for: Friday April 24, 2015

Morning:

Focus: Jesus…He is the Creator, Jesus the Redeemer, the Provider, and He is in the Restoration business, He restores us like new.

The recent sale of a Ferrari Car for $38 Million, was saved from the scrap heap and restored…

This particular car was the 19th 250 GTO to be built, and it's been in the one family's care for no fewer than 49 years from 1965 until now. It left Ferrari’s factory in September of 1962 and was delivered to its first owner, French racing driver Jo Schlesser, to be co-driven by himself and French ski Champion Henri Oreiller in the 1962 Tour de France. The pair challenged for victory and finished an honorable second overall.

The car was then crashed during a race at Montlhery Autodrome, just south of Paris, but was repaired and sold to gentleman driver Paolo Colombo the next year. It was then sold two more times, ending up in 1965 with Fabrizio Violati who said he saved the car from the scrapheap. Violati drove it right into the 2000s after which he chose to leave it in the hands of the Maranello Rosso Museum.

If you missed out on this 250 GTO and are itching to unload some serious money on a car, another 250 GTO is currently up for sale in Germany. It has an asking price of 47.6 million euros (approximately $62.7 million), including Germany’s 19 percent Value Added Tax, which, if someone buys it, will make it the most expensive car in the world.

The above restoration of a heap of metal realized $38 Million, what will any of us be worth before we are ‘Restored’?

The answer is $160… but you will be worth much more than that Ferrari car as there will be no Ferrari in heaven, and those ‘Restored’ by our Lord Jesus will be there while the ‘old-car’ is forever in the trash-heap.    The word Restored is mentioned 43 times in the New King James Bible.

TEXT: 
Matthew 9:18

[A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed] While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.” In Context | Full Chapter |

His Faithfulness:

Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

Heaven is Real… God is Real – Eden Restored, a Place of splendor filled with the presence of our Lord, a place of Joy… Joy is mentioned in the Bible 244 times.

You should not worry; the Bible clearly teaches that if we know Christ, we are safely in God's hands forever when we die, and that nothing "in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39).

Text:      Romans 8: 28-39

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.

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. 

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Ministry of Jesus was to reach sinners, and He met with them, dined and saved many… His message yesterday is the same today.

Luke 15:2

New International Version (NIV)

But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

2 Corinthians 8:9

New International Version (NIV)

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

His Faithfulness:

As we look back to the day of His Crucifixion, Jesus died willingly, as He said…

53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? Matthew 26:53 New International Version (NIV)

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Romans 5:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Hebrews 12: 23-29 New International Version (NIV)

23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”

Prayers:

Heavenly Father It is with Awe that we come knowing Jesus our Redeemer rose triumphantly and sits on the Throne of Righteousness. Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in Your Holy Trinity of our Father and the Holy Spirit, we come today knowing that we serve You our Living God who is Lord of lords and King of kings and You Jesus our Messiah is our Salvation.  Lord today as we go forward in Faith, grant us Your Favors and equip us as we seek to serve You and are privileged to be a Vessel bearing your Word of Life. Lord bless the visitors coming to this website and let Your Peace be upon all, as all we do is for Your Glory. We pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCH528UBoi0&list=RDKCH528UBoi0#t=0

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDwdOTU8-Q0&list=RDKDwdOTU8-Q0#t=0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcOVTGTcX3c&list=RDKcOVTGTcX3c#t=10

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 April 23, 2015

Morning:

Focus:  Jesus said “My Peace I give, and the Peace is not like what man give”, receive His Peace today it is ‘Priceless’

What do we have to look forward to? Jesus said he came that we may have life and have it ‘more’ abundantly.

So it is 70-80-90 or even a hundred years of a bountiful life?  If this was all we had to look forward to, then what’s next? If there were no life in the great ‘beyond’ our lives’ fulfillment is somewhat meaningless.

Because of Jesus’ statement of ‘More’ abundantly we can be assured of His faithful promises… “I go to prepare a place for you”,

TEXT: John 14:2

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

John 14:3

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. In Context | Full Chapter 

Hebrews 1 New King James Version (NKJV)

God’s Supreme Revelation

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

In the Bible there are many Parables and description of His Messages, example, the Vine and the Branches, The Lamb of God, and many others, but one of His most profound statement made publicly was when Jesus said in His Kingdom there are many Mansion, and: “IF” He go and prepare a place for “YOU” He will come and get you so that where He is You can also be… This is oftentimes taken as a ‘Security-Blanket’ and this is to be translated by the Context of “IF & “YOU”, why, because His statement was a conditional statement with a Caveat that IF You received Him and trusted in Faith, He would go and you would be a Beneficiary, on the flip side if you did not believe then He was not going on your behalf. 

His Faithfulness:

Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

We need to know that we cannot go to God unless through Jesus, why?  Because He is the Gatekeeper, and He is our Advocate (for those that know him). So if we do not know Him or turned away like the tribe of Judah when they were taken captive, the worshiping of Idols, anything, person or whatsoever other that Jesus is considered above Jesus Christ, will be considered as idols.

Buddha and Mohammed were spiritual leaders but they did not have a Triumphant Resurrection, they are in man-made boxes. Just like the idols they had to be nailed down so they do not topple over. Worshippers of idol had to ‘carry’ their stone gods, Jesus carries us, and He is our Hero.

The Bible teaches that when we receive Him (Jesus Christ) we are saved and He will never … let us be lost;

 2 Timothy 1:7 New International Version (NIV)

7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

To know Christ… Repent (Turn from your sins) and by faith receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life and follow Him in obedience as your Lord and Savior.

Pray this prayer of Commitment: Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name I pray Lord Jesus… Amen.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord today we Praise You and thank You Lord for Your Graciousness. Lord thank You for the privilege of serving You and having Visitors to our sites bearing Your Good Need for Your Glory. Lord we seek Your Divine guidance and we seek Your blessings on our Visitors and Lord let there be just one that will come to know You today as the angels will celebrate in heaven. Lord we pray for the needs of all as we know that in You we have Victory and all things work together for good as we love You Lord. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the power and the glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcGJb-mPMmg&list=RDzcGJb-mPMmg

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtxsRqZfD_s&list=RDmtxsRqZfD_s#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrrh4zwa_BM&list=RDRrrh4zwa_BM#t=3

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: Wednesday April 22, 2015

Morning:

Focus:  God has a plan for you… Yes He knows you and He is calling. His plan is to prosper you.

Topic:  The Unending Love of Christ

Text: Romans 12:9-10 (NIV)

Love in Action

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

“Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:24

Commentary:   We are to have intimacy with Jesus, and to live by His precepts and teaching….If we desire to be in a faithful walk with our Lord, we are to come to Him not when we are in need but to have a constant relationship just like your ‘best friend’ that you Text and Email or call daily.

We are to know that His Holy Spirit give us ‘Power’ to overcome the evil forces and to rebuke the schemes of the devil by the Word of God… Just like when Jesus quoted Scriptures to ward off the devil that tempted our Lord. When we come to Jesus our High Priest, He intercedes to His Father our Creator, we are told to come to HIM boldly and make all petitions known with Thanksgiving in Prayer to our Lord Jesus.

No one is immune to temptation to sin, even Jesus was tempted but He remained Sinless, he used the scripture to thwart the temptation of the devil.

We too need the Two-edged Sword to thwart the temptation which is more than ever a blitz in lights, on the TV, the Internet, Print and music etc.  We have to look beyond the temporary pleasure that is abominable to our Lord.  We need to ask for His help in overcoming the urge.

Principle: Knowing that God loves us all, meaning we must be rooted in Love.

His Promise / His Faithfulness: 1 Timothy 1:14

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

To be still and Know that He is GOD and Continue to work as He said the Harvest is great but the Workers are few...

EVENING:

The Difference of intellectually knowing my Lord or experientially knowing Him… Experience Christ by Living and Learning, Christ must be the Center of my/our Life;

James 2: 14-19

Faith and Deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”

Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that —and shudder.

By ignoring the Word, and not being Patient, He said “wait on the latter rain and endure the suffering” as He will never let us be Ashamed in Trusting in Him, and only when we try and shortcut His Plan in our lives we express these traits.

To Be still and Know that He is GOD and Continue to work as He said the Harvest is great but the Workers are few...

 

Conclusion:

To apply the principle of Matthew 23: 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. And to remind my Brothers in their dedication of doing God’s work, He said… 1 Peter 5:  6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

Coming to our Lord:

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." - John 13:34-35

1)  To remain un-shaken remain strong by His Established Love.

2) To be rooted and established in Christ’s Love,

3) To be filled with God’s Holy Spirit,

4) That one must be satisfied and complete in Him,

5) To move towards the full purpose that God intended for us,

6) Let the Power of His Holy Spirit work in us

1 John 4:19

We love Him because He first loved us.

Prayer: Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come to thank You for Your Graciousness,  Lord the message is loud and clear as You outlined in Your parable of the Vineyard and the Vine-growers.  Lord Your Grace is all we need as You have granted this to us. Lord today as we look back and reflected on Your love for even those that went against your will Lord, and yet You came and Paid-It-All so that whomsoever call upon You will be saved. Lord Jesus, let your message of Salvation be heard and let the hearers respond by calling so that many will be saved by Your Grace. Lord, we are privileged to serve You and to be a vessel bearing the Water of Life for Your Glory. Lord, bless our Visitors here today as we ask Your Favors to us all be released and we thank You for meeting our needs. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus for Yours are the Kingdom the Power and the Glory now and forevermore... Amen. .

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P6CeGL_Igs&list=RD2P6CeGL_Igs

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkhie-z9cz0

Chinese:                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1qAkP0M87I&list=RD_1qAkP0M87I#t=0

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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: Tuesday April 21, 2015

Morning:

Focus:  Why do we have challenges in our daily lives? Is there a force that likes to impede our progress?

If you are experiencing challenging times and other difficulties in live, you may ask…If He loves me why am I in this state? I need a Job, I need money and I need to get a life.   This is the description of one that is not ‘Fully experiencing His Grace’ There are multiple reasons why we have challenges…

First we are disciplined by God, why” because He loves us, if He did not care then he would write you off and just say

TEXT:  Romans 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Romans 1:27-29 (in Context) Romans 1 (Whole Chapter) 

Because of His Unconditional Love, God provided a way for us to have Eternity with Him. The key factor here is; “With Him” why, because all things were created for HIM. Even us, but He gave us a Free-thinking mind’ and not as slaves.  The Scriptures said, God gave us a Sound Mind, with Power… 2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:6-8 (in Context) 2 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter) 

Now one may ask, why did God provide the ‘Tree of knowledge’?  Why, unless we knew the difference between good and evil, then we would be just like zombies… but we were created in His likeness, and this is why God gave us the Ten-Commandments, which is impossible for man to keep. If God knew that we could not keep these then why were they given? Because it is live knowing that at the end of the road, there is a steep drop-off over a cliff… unless there was a sign placed prominently warning us, we would just drive over the cliff.  But is we ignore this warning then what? We pay the consequences of being killed, but God loved us so much he provided a way for us to either take the warning and stop, but if we act stupid and go over, He also knew that our will power is weak, and when we fall, He provided a way for us to survive the fall, if we come to Him before we make impact.

There is no way we can buy insurance after the impact, but we can secure coverage before the impact.  His Grace also provided a way for us to accept Him while everyone will make that final impact and on that day those with His SEAL are ‘Wrapped in Grace’.

Principle:  Eden Restored will be a place like no other, as described in Revelations, its wall was like Jasper and like glass made of Gold…

Revelation 21:18

The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass.

Revelation 21:17-19 (in Context) Revelation 21 (Whole Chapter)

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

2 Corinthians 4:16-17 New International Version (NIV)

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

                                                            

His Faithfulness:

Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

John 6:53

New International Version (NIV)

53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

Commentary: These are the key words that we need to understand:

  • God                        : No one has ever seen God, except Jesus,
  • Incarnate              : Jesus is the Incarnate Son, who is God in One of His Holy Trinity
  • Trinity                    : This is the Triune of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Remission             : To Re-Admit, because mankind was evicted from the Eden, we need to be readmitted
  • Redemption         : To Pay a price to be Redeemed, to ‘Buy-back’
  • Sacrifice                : Jesus made His Sacrifice to Redeem us by His Atoning Blood
  • Divine                    : ‘From God’
  • Forgiveness         :  No one can forgive ‘Sin’; Sin is an inherent ‘pre-condition’ that we inherited from Adam
  • Grace                     : The Grace of our Lord is what He offered us to be Redeemed
  • Holy Spirit            : The Power of His Holy Spirit will be an In-Dwelling Comforter when we accept Jesus
  • Eternity                 : A place where we will be, in one of two places
  • Damnation           : A Place where one is separated from God forever, and in a state of dying but never dead
  • Splendor               : A state in a place where Jesus described as ‘Paradise’

Cleansed by the Blood is an action of purification done by the High Priest before coming to God.  This is an old tradition done inside what is called the Inner-Sanctum of the Temple.  Jesus said “It-is Finished” and the dividing curtain (Wall) of the Temple was torn revealing Him as our ‘High-Priest’ why? Because His Blood was shed for all, and all that come to Him and accept Him; His Blood becomes His SEAL of Redemption, this is the ‘PAID-IN-FULL” Stamp that He purchased us and we are now aboard with Him and is Heaven bound.

Does this mean that because Jesus died and His blood was shed for us all, and by His action we are ‘automatically’ saved? NO! The parallel is: If someone comes to the door of your house and offer you a pot of Gold but you did not take it, so this person moves on, what happened? You just lost your opportunity.  While the Priceless Gift of Salvation through Jesus is free, unless you accept it you cannot possesses it.

You cannot earn it, purchase it or work your way to get it. It is only by His Grace that we can receive His gift, and it is only in Faith that you can come to Him.

This Easter as we commemorated the Crucifixion of Jesus ‘The Christ’ at Calvary, we need to know that Jesus was not a new kid on the block… This same Jesus is the Yeshua/Yahweh who walked with Adam in Eden. But He had to come to Redeem us as Adam sinned and this sin was transferred down to all that came after Adam.

Therefore, you me and everyone are descendants of this man Adam, but nothing surprised our God, and He made a provision for us to be redeemed. Why did God go to this extent to redeem us? Because we are His creation, and of all His creations, when He created Man, He said ‘This is good’ and he loved us, and he still loves us.

Prayers: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord because of Your Divine Grace we are saved and not of anything that we do. We than You Lord and we go with Your Peace knowing that You are the same yesterday, today and forevermore.  Lord we are privileged to bring Your Good News and we thank You for our Visitors as we ask Your Divine blessings upon all. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XUKNSqS3C8&list=RD0XUKNSqS3C8#t=19

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkMq6pF1_D0&list=RDjkMq6pF1_D0#t=0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvjBZiQl648&list=RDIvjBZiQl648#t=34

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: Monday April 20, 2015

Morning:

Focus: Be Patient, Wait upon the Lord, receive the Latter raid and your Harvest will be in abundance, He is Faithful!

My heart either 100% belongs to Him or it isn't... We cannot be partially owned and be set aside by Him

Jesus said “No one can serve two-masters” Matthew 6: 24

Jesus used the word Mammon, Mammon is Wealth, so wealth should be used to serve HIM.

TEXT:  Galatians 2:21

I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

In Context | Full Chapter 

His Assurance is Everlasting and Trustworthy, my favorite is: John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Also…  Hebrews 13:6 So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

A] Seek The Lord, b] Know The Lord,    c Love The Lord,   d] Obey The Lord,   e] Worship The Lord and know that He is GOD and  the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.

Moses spoke of the Heart as the ‘HEART’ is our Personal ‘Reactor’ it reacts to our emotions and all actions of our thoughts.

His Faithfulness:

Yes you can have that personal-relationship with Jesus today…

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

“Set Your Heart on the WORD”…  Because God is the same Yesterday, Today and forever… nothing has changed therefore, even back in Moses time, even today His Word prevails, so these verses are the governing factor:

Deuteronomy 4:29 New King James Version (NKJV) 29 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 6:5 New King James Version (NKJV) 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 10:12 New King James Version (NKJV) The Essence of the Law

12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 11:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 ‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 11:18 New King James Version (NKJV) 18 “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

Something to think about…

What do we have that is considered Everlasting?  Gold, Silver? Steel?, our houses, our cars, our lives? Of these; Gold probably ranks the longest lasting, but as you will see if you wear a gold ring, the band wears down and will eventually be worn out. The weakest of all would be our lives as it is a Vapor… so we the high and mighty that are Atheists when it’s all over, where is the great ‘Beyond’? The Bible say this about life…

James 4:14

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

When an unbeliever is confronted with the ‘Beyond’ how do they define what to expect beyond this life.  An Atheist with no Hope, Faith, Belief, without the Grace of a Loving God, what does the word ‘Beyond’ means? Again we as believer are created in the Likeness of our Creator, how are Atheist created? By an Unnatural birth? Or some other form of coming into existence that are not from a creation genealogy?

The end of life is not the end of it all…  Jesus said…

John 12:24
Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:23-25 (in Context) John 12 (Whole Chapter)

What a glorious day this will be, as Jesus has prepared a place of Splendor for those that know Him. Knowing of Him is relevant but it does nothing to save us, we must accept Him and receive His Gift of Salvation by confessing and Pray as follows:

“Lord Jesus I come as a Sinner and I seek to receive You into my life as my Lord and Savior, I confess my sin and am privileged to receive Your forgiveness through Your Holy Blood of Atonement. Lord Jesus become the author and finisher of my Faith in You and guide me as I am made a new creation in You and a child of our Creator I am now a Joint Heir with You Lord Jesus as spoken in Your Word. Jesus; I acknowledge that my Salvation through You Lord Jesus is not of my own but only by Your Grace and Your Love for me; I pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus”, Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYBLCV1nqHE&list=RDCYBLCV1nqHE

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwK3zmtIClk&list=RDGwK3zmtIClk#t=0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSMjiDBFvHU&list=RDuSMjiDBFvHU

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.

Leave the Pride, Deceit, self-confidence, any ‘Self’ accomplishment at the door and enter as a Child…

Special request:  Please refer a friend to visit this site. You will be helping to spread the Good News of our Lord and the angels will celebrate with joy for every sinner that comes to our Lord Jesus…. Praise God that you have this privilege today. God Bless you.

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Devotionals for: Sunday April 19, 2015

Morning:

Focus: Praise our Lord for His Sovereignty and His Unconditional love as He is still calling us to come to Him

                                                               

The great fire of Chicago was started by a small fire….

The Titanic was steered into an iceberg, the rudder is a small part of a large ship but it dictates the direction of a large vessel.

Our lives and our relations with everyone are also controlled by a small device, called the tongue.

Rudder, A Spark: These are small but move the direction of their actions, The Tongue also control the whole body and as the Rudder is small but it directs the ship. A small Spark can start a Forrest Fire. Principle:  The Tongue speaks out of the overflow of our heart.

The Tongue can Praise our Lord but is can also inflict deep wounds, Obey Christ’s teaching,  His Saying, His Parables, His warning, and His Invitation and wrapping these into His Mission of His Divine Redemption founded on HIS Un-Conditional Love for  us.

1 Peter 17: 19 … but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.

Acts 24: 19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God

The fact that outside of Christ I had no spiritual life, meaning without HIS Grace, I could not have any Spiritual Communion with the Living God as under Adam we are all Dead.  John 15:5 Jesus said: “Apart from me you can do nothing” Therefore without Him I am an OUTCAST so I seek Jesus every moment.

Live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

The difference between organic unity and organizational conformity is…

Organic Unity is having a Personal relationship with our Savior; organizational conformity knowing of Him and Being intimat6e with our Lord and in a Church that comes to our Lord knowing whom we believed as HE (Jesus) is our Lord and Savior.

The Temple is not an organization but a Living Organism in which we each individually must become a Living Cell becoming a permanent habitat for God, Therefore Christ must dwell in me…  Application to be of Oneness by having Peace with God that gives us Peace with one another

In our walk with our Lord, we must have communion with Him by…

1) Knowing that God loves us all, meaning we must be rooted in Love. 2) to remain un-shaken and remain strong by the Established Love .3) To be rooted and established in Christ’s Love, 4) To be filled with God’s Holy Spirit, 5) That one must be satisfied and complete in Him, 6) To move towards the full purpose that God intended for us, 7) Let the Power of His Holy Spirit work in us

We can achieve the following by coming to our Lord…

1 Nearness to God, 2) Oneness with fellow believers, 3) Peace with one another, 4) One person out of two, (there are neither Jews nor Gentile in the presence of our Lord) 5) Access by One Spirit to the Father (Only through Jesus we can come to the Father) 6) As a Fellow citizen with the Saint of God’s Household, 7) Build on the Foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, by living for HIM

Organic Unity is having a Personal relationship with our Savior; organizational conformity is knowing of Him and having intimacy with our Lord and to comes to our Lord with love for Him

Today come to our Lord and listen to his invitation as He said…

Matthew 11:28

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you restMatthew 11:27-29 (in Context) Matthew 11 (Whole Chapter)

EVENING:

Matthew 6:33-34 New International Version (NIV)

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

His Promise:

No, Jesus has not forgotten us, 2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:8-10 (in Context) 2 Peter 3 (Whole Chapter)

His Faithfulness:

Romans 8:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Ephesians 1:11-23 New International Version (NIV)

11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

Conclusion:

Read about the privilege that He gave us… Our Lord gave us through His Son Jesus Christ, His Holy Spirit.  He called us, He offered us the Riches of His Power, the same as His Mighty strength that He exerted when He raised Jesus from the dead, and above all Jesus shall rule with authority, power and dominion not only for today but in the world to come.  Yes we are Joint Heir with our Lord.

(Paul’s message to the Ephesians)

Ephesians 1: 15-23

Thanksgiving and Prayer

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Prayer:

Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus you have said no one comes to the Father unless through You.... Lord we Thank You as our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Father in Your Holy Trinity. Lord Thank You for Your Unconditional Love for us and the privilege that You have given to us all. Lord You spoke the Heavens and the Earth into existence, but You made us with Your own hands and gave us dominion over all things, Lord we have squandered it, Lord we thank You for Your faithfulness that we can find Your Green Pastures and the Still Waters that You have led us to. Lord Your blessings abounds in the lives of all that seek You and You said, Seek You first and Your Righteousness… Lord we thank You and let all Your blessing be upon us and our Visitors. To You Lord Jesus be the Power and the glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Music:                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfyb02BUsUQ&feature=related

Spanish:                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWHeAOpZng&list=PL7F0F069AA59EEA6C

Chinese:                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm1tqHE9UiM&list=RDbvDsnLabvM8

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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: Saturday April 18, 2015

Morning:

Focus: Why is Vintage Wine considered better? Why Aged-Beef is considered a premium product? (Enzyme)

Why Vintage Wine is better than what was made a few weeks ago? Aging is a process the makes good wine, Stradivarius found that old wood made great violins.

TEXT: John 21:18

Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.”

In Context | Full Chapter |

Focus:    Our mind should not get worn-out, but our bodies may.  The old adage of getting older and wiser should be true and we all should have a pristine mind. Our mind will be part of us when we make that ultimate journey. But man’s mind had an inherent flaw… this is what we inherited…Sin. 

Genetically we all have a heredity trace of certain carrier that carries on the family’s susceptibility to cancer, Alzheimer or some dreadful decease.  But we needn’t worry as each of us are known to our Creator, and He alone will determine our future.

Jesus said, not to worry, but the ravage of dementia can be very hard on both the patient and more so to the love ones being the caregiver.  As we say that the mind should not wear out, but in the case of an Alzheimer person and for those that knew the Lord, we are able to say that they are never lost, and even in their mental state of disarray we can only say that the state of dementia is a reversion to what the bible said… (These are the Word of Jesus)

John 21:18

Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.”

In Context | Full Chapter |

Jesus said… Matthew 18:3

 “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Matthew 18:4

Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Mark 10:15

Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Luke 18:17

Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”

In Context | Full Chapter |

Devotional: 

Lord Jesus as we read Your Word of assurance we thank You for Your promise that You will never leave us nor forsake us… Therefore Lord for those that are having their loved ones being challenged Your assurance that all must come to You as a little-child, and we say Lord that that are with dementia are reverting to being a child and as said, they will stretch out their hands and another will carry them where they do not wish, as their actions are like a child.  Lord bless those who are care-givers and let the burden be lightened as they come to this message knowing that the best is yet to come, as you have provided a place of splendor for us all.

Coming to the Lord:

  1. The gospel Provides the hope in Christ Be patient and determined to receive his holy spirit
    Be compassionate to all Be truthful and loving The main goal is the future in Christ
  2. Goals: Paul was a practicing Pharisee but he came to Christ as Christ chose him to be His vessel
    Ignore the call to be known let the principle of  'I shall decrease  and He must increase in life' prevail
    that I might know Jesus and proclaim Him to all To be intimately connected to Christ; Jesus to be pre-eminent in my life; To put Him first
  1. Philippian 3: 12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

EVENING

This is Jesus' own example to have a prize a 'core' we cannot build without the core
Nothing compares with Christ as all other is garbage
By sharing my life with Christ I will become more like Christ
We must share in Christ's sufferings and in his victory

Because Christ has made me his own...

Philippians 3:12 New King James Version (NKJV) Pressing Toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.

We are to attain a closer walk with Christ by giving him first place in my life: 
By focusing on what I can do for His Glory and let Him work in me for His glory being the righteousness of God. To focus on him and. Grow in him; 
‘Focus on Jesus not on myself’
Change from work to Grace by faith, there’s no substitute for our savior

Approach every day by making Christ preeminent in our lives  

Philippians 3: 9  and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.

Have a zeal to serve Him, when we can say… I have found a friend in Christ, knowing that Ephesians 2: 8-9 is by His Grace…For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come.  Lord thank You for Your Grace, Your Divine Redemption, and Your Unconditional love.  Lord we praise You and give You first place in all as we yield to You and seek a closer walk with You. Jesus Messiah, we thank You for being our Intercessor as we are presented to the Father by Your Righteousness and by Your Blood of Atonement we are saved.  Father we acknowledge that there is one God and one Mediator between You Father and man, and it is by Your Son Jesus Christ who gave Himself a ransom for us all.  Lord let Your Holy Spirit be indwelling in us as we go in Faith.  Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your favors. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: 

English:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5hN_m55uoM&list=PL4A2B54B268D57207

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3oPT_z7mlE&list=RDy3oPT_z7mlE#t=18  

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

                                                               

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.

Leave the Pride, Deceit, self-confidence, any ‘Self’ accomplishment at the door and enter as a Child…

Special request:  Please refer a friend to visit this site. You will be helping to spread the Good News of our Lord and the angels will celebrate with joy for every sinner that comes to our Lord Jesus…. Praise God that you have this privilege today. God Bless you.

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Devotionals for: Friday April 17, 2015

Morning:

Focus: Can we ever achieve world peace? Was there ever a time when there was peace in the world?

Are we there yet? Crime against humanity is at an all-time high, the spiral-down of mankind is evident

Focus:  Crime against fellow-humans prevails in many forms; politically, enslavement, Religious war, etc.

TEXT: This is an account of Saul’s conversion by a Divine Act….Acts 26: “I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.

12 “On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 About noon, King Agrippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. 14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’

15 “Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’

“‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. 16 ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. 17 I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Focus: The author of Ecclesiastes written around the 10the century expressed the meaninglessness of our endeavors when they are pursued without God. Worldwide we see human-conflicts, and some may say where’s the conflict in my neighborhood are?  All crime against humanity are inflicted by fellow humans.  Just as how Paul who testified above and revealed how he was ‘transformed’ by the Power of The Lord…

Acts 9: Saul Preaches Christ

20 Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.

21 Then all who heard were amazed, and said, “Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in Jerusalem, and has come here for that purpose, so that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?”

22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this Jesus is the Christ.

Saul Escapes Death

23 Now after many days were past, the Jews plotted to kill him. 24 But their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates day and night, to kill him.25 Then the disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall in a large basket.

A Christian had a serious conversation with a former army buddy, who sought to share his faith with him. To be told that everyone is born in sin, and it is by nature at enmity with God, was unacceptable to him.  He recalled that once a young man in the street had spoken to him and asked him the question, “Do you have peace with God?” He had stood his ground and answered indignantly, “Man, what is the matter with you” I have never had a quarrel with God!”  Many of our readers may perhaps think this way too. But that is not the point of the question about peace with God. So long as everything in their life goes according to their wishes, many men are quite satisfied with God and have not rejected Him, if however some need is felt, or some accident or illness or even death comes to the house and family, then a man may say glibly and hastily, “I always thought God to be a God of love?” What makes man an enemy of God is sin.

 By nature we are all “ungodly” and at enmity with God. Romans 5, 6 & 10 The question “Have you peace with God?” is completely warranted by the Holy Scripture. Christ was delivered for our sins by His death and Resurrection for our Redemption. Romans 4:25 Do you believe that the Sacrifice by Jesus on the cross at Calvary was accomplished for you and have you accepted His Redemption? If so you are justified on the ground of His sacrifice and now have peace with God. That young man had placed a most important and vital question, if you are not yet saved, then this question is for you and please take it seriously to heart today.  “Do you have peace with God?”

Devotional: 

Lord today as we go through this life experiencing the trials imposed by the lies and deceits of man, we shall say as Stephen he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.”

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Romans 8:28-32New King James Version (NKJV)

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

God’s Everlasting Love

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

EVENING:

Conclusion:

Coming to the Lord:

Continue in Faith… Your prayers are heard and our Lord Jesus who is faithful His Providence will be done for us all...

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,

Philippians 1:9-10 NKJV

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come.  Lord Jesus as our Mediator we acknowledge that unless we come through You no one comes to the Father. Lord we thank You as we stand in Faith acknowledging Your Grace; and we affirm that it is only by Your Grace that we are saved and not of anything we do. Lord we thank you for Your divine redemption. Lord today we seek Your guidance as we are weak and You are strong and by Your Grace we have Victory. Lord let Your Word be our Shield and let us be fully armed with Your sword as Your word is sharper than a two-edged sword. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us Your Favors as we seek You and give You first place in our lives. Lord we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus our sovereign eternal God in One of the Father in Your Holy Trinity. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

Praise:   I know Whom I believed…

English:                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvxNAvD2TvQ

Spanish:                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMFAbFEyGJY&list=RDiMFAbFEyGJY#t=79

Chinese:                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQCu-wSNiC4&list=PL2CE95BCB0C233921

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for: Thursday April 16, 2015

Morning:

Focus: Jesus never expressed His Power nor did He ever intimidate anyone, He expressed Love and conveyed Peace

The Lilly of the Valley… The Bright Morning Star, the Supremacy of our Lord

TEXT:     Revelation 11: 15-17

Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed

15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” 16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying:

“We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come,

Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.

Focus:  Jesus Christ is The Lamb of God, Jesus paid it all and He is the ‘UN-Blemished’ Lamb offered for the coming

Passover, which will be the final Passover to His Kingdom; this event will be the grand declaration of His Kingdom as described in…

Revelation 19: 11-16 Christ on a White Horse

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS AND

LORD OF LORDS.

Devotional: 

Action / Coming to our Lord:

John 1:18  New International Version (NIV)

18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

Romans 1:20 New International Version (NIV)

20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

The message above is saying God in His Infinite knowledge knew before the sin of Adam & Eve that we whom he created had to be Redeemed by His Divine Grace, therefore Jesus was predestined to be the Lamb of God, confirmed below: (Written over 700 Years before the Birth of Christ)

Isaiah 53:7

He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:6-8 (in Context) Isaiah 53 (Whole Chapter) (Read the full text by clicking on the hyperlink (whole chapter)

As we end this day let us go in faith knowing…  Romans 8:28 Good News Translation (GNT)

28 We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.

James 1:17 (NIV) (James a brother of Jesus)

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

EVENING:

Conclusion:

Romans 8: God's Love in Christ Jesus (Good News Translation) (GNT)

31 In view of all this, what can we say? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 Certainly not God, who did not even keep back his own Son, but offered him for us all! He gave us his Son—will he not also freely give us all things? 33 Who will accuse God's chosen people? God himself declares them not guilty! 34 Who, then, will condemn them? Not Christ Jesus, who died, or rather, who was raised to life and is at the right side of God, pleading with him for us! 35 Who, then, can separate us from the love of Christ? Can trouble do it, or hardship or persecution or hunger or poverty or danger or death? 36 As the scripture says,

“For your sake we are in danger of death at all times;

 we are treated like sheep that are going to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! 38 For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, 39 neither the world above nor the world below—there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord because You are eternal and Sovereign we thank You for the privilege of serving You for Your Glory.  Lord we thank You for Your enduring love and Your Grace. Lord thank You for Your Word of Assurance that we have complete Victory through You Lord Jesus. Lord we thank you for the growing audience coming to receive Your Good News, we thank You for the increase of our Hispanic Visitors as we seek to expand Your mission to the Chinese and keeping Your Messages by Your inspiration to the English site. Lord we thank You for this privilege of taking Your gospel to the ends of the earth. Lord be with our Visitors and grant each one Your Divine Blessing and Your Favors as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, and to You Lord is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XUKNSqS3C8

Spanish:                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH3Ew7ozWVI&list=RDuH3Ew7ozWVI#t=0  

Chinese:                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o_BIdAy6A&list=PLBABA0CA7858D8800

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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