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Archive April 2020

Thursday: April 30, 2020

             Are you living a s of centered life? Are you happy? Joy is found in Jesus.

Happiness is a momentary experience; Joy is a permanent experience that is tangible.

The text today is from Peter an Apostle who was a Disciple with our Lord Jesus. Peter experienced the association with Jesus during our Lord’s earthly ministry. Peter was a witness of the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus. Peter wrote 1st Peter giving instructions on Holy living to those suffering persecutions and how to deal with false teaching and evil doers in the church

1 Peter 1:8-9

New International Version (NIV)

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 2

2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

FAITH:

Lord Jesus we pray for restoration by Your Renewal of our Faith…

Psalm 51:12

New International Version (NIV)

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation 
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

In Life there’s a lot of uncertainties, but one thing we can be sure of, we can accept our Lord Jesus as our Savior in the arms of faith, and say, "I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him." Do not let the thing of this world distract you, regardless of whatever it is…. We can be assured that we have a full assurance of our Lord Jesus’ interest in us. Nothing can substitute what our Lord has in store for us now in this life and at the end of our earthly lives, as in Him we have Life-Everlasting.

Let nothing satisfy us knowing that only what comes from our Eternal God will be permanent, because in Christ Jesus we are made perfect by His Atoning Blood. Let us be witnesses of the Holy Spirit bearing witness with His spirit, and we are certified that we are indeed a child of God.

Philippians 4

New International Version (NIV)

Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity

4 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!

I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Final Exhortations

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Prayer… Lord let the city lights be dimmed in my view that I can see the glorious heavens that You have created by Your Divine Powers. Today Lord instill in me the presence of Your Holy Spirit and  capture my ways, my thoughts, my all and let me shine as a beacon for You leading others to You my Lord, as You said let it be done on Earth as it is in Heaven therefore; Lord use me and let Your Kingdom be broaden and grant our audience that seek You Lord; safety and as Your said Lord.. ” You will never leave us nor forsake us”, To You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore, in Your Holy name Lord Jesus we pray… Amen.

Reminder to our visitors, keep looking to our Lord to be the Author and Finisher of our Faith… God Loves You, and come to Jesus as He is our Mediator and our Sovereign God in One of His Divine Holy Trinity in His Father our Creator and His Holy Spirit. †††

Praise

English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FHwdx5BIvc&list=RD-FHwdx5BIvc&start_radio=1&t=0&t=6


Spanish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=busrACxbIvE

Chinese:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a0zCZIJ8XQ

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Wednesday: April 29, 2020

 Why does God care about what you do? He sees us from the inside out…

John 1:46 New International Version (NIV)

46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.

“Come and see,” said Philip.

John 1:


43 
The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.

“Come and see,” said Philip.

47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”

48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”

50 Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.”

There are multiple actions taken by Jesus that is unexplainable:

John 6:25

Jesus the Bread of Life ] When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”

Getting the coin from the fish to pay the Tax…

Matthew 17:27

“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”

Jesus’ first miracle… water to wine

John 2:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

Jesus’ Ascension …

Luke 24:49-51 New International Version (NIV)

49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

The next major event to come…

Matthew 24:27

For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Matthew 24:30

“Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

In Context 

Luke 5:21-23 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus knew our thoughts…

21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? 23 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?

Prayer:

Heavenly Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity… Lord Jesus Messiah, we lift You up on High and give You our Praises and thank You for Your Divine Grace. Lord today we go in Faith knowing that You are interceding for us and that we can look to that day when we shall see You as You are. Lord bless all Visitors coming to this Good news Website and let your Word be received and grant to us all Your peace; we ask this in Your precious name, and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVooPoF9IJo&list=RDIVooPoF9IJo&start_radio=1

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hce-QXsbeEY

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av1uBA3HZ88



Tuesday: April 28, 2020

             Are you a ‘Prepper’? The shortage of toilet paper caused by panic buying…

The Coronavirus has created a severe shortage of toilet papers in the stores, it is amazing of where the priorities are placed…

Are we ready for the ultimate journey?

Are we prepared for the Rapture? Or are we prepared to be grounded here on earth?

Text:   2 Corinthians 2:11  in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes

Commentary:

The need for preparation is a prudent thing to do, but the great beyond is such an unknown factor for many, but for us Christians, we have the assurance of our Lord…

So, choose where we will spend eternity; THIS IS AN UTMOST PRIORITY.

Read 2 Corinthians 5: For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. 

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 

We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

His Promise: Come to our Lord and be in Victory, He is Faithful, and He is ready to receive you, as He clearly states…

2 Corinthians 5: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 

18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 

His Faithfulness:

2 Corinthian 8:  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.  15 As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.”

Action/Coming to our Lord:

2 Corinthians 9: Generosity Encouraged

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written:

“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
    their righteousness endures forever.”

10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Conclusion:

He (our Lord) must receive the First Fruit… this is not just a protocol; it is a commandment. Even in Asia when we sit to eat, the guest must start first, and usually, the host, helps the guest with a helping of food, and if it is a fish, they head of the fish must face the guest, and he gets the eye ball of the fish… a strange custom, but this demonstrates respect to the guest. So, we give to our Lord the First Fruit. Remember Jesus came so that we will have life and have it more abundantly, praise Him for placing us in Victory Lane.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come, Lord Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God in One of Your Holy Trinity, in You we have victory through Your Grace. Gracious God because of Your Saving Grace we can come boldly go and spread Your Good News to many. Lord, we thank You for the privilege of serving. Lord bless our visitors and grant in them Your Peace and as we all seek to be guided by Your Holy Spirit Lord, let us stop and know that You are God. Lord lead us to Green Pastures and to Still Waters of Life, as we go forward today in Faith knowing that You have said that we can do all things through You that strengthen us. Lord Jesus to You is the Praise and the Power and Glory now and forevermore. Amen.

Praise

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-WOneEXr00

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOfBc7wP_w4

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unArffT_8Ho

     Grace brings Freedom through the Holy Spirit.  So, Follow Jesus





Monday: April 27, 2020

Our Heritage, our Culture and our lives, what matters?

          If God is for you no one can be against you, what a great position to be in?

The Power of the Holy Spirit is greater than any person, forces or whatever.  We have read about the man of God whom He bestowed His Holy shield surrounding them.

Men like, Joseph, Moses, Job, Joshua, Elijah, Elisha, David, Paul and John…

Our Lord is Unstoppable, because He is Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent.

Think on this… For sure Moses was thinking of going to the Promised Land, all through the 40 years of leading a few million people through the wilderness, for sure Moses had his desires of entering Canaan.  But we all know that Moses did not enter Canaan. The Lord allowed him to see the land, but he did not get there.

Was Moses’ plan a failure? Or was it a choice made by God? Obviously, it was a decision made by God.  The burial site of Moses nor his remains are nowhere to be found. But we read of Moses and Elijah returning to earth to confer with Jesus.

Just like Moses, we too may be looking at a more fulfilled life, a life of tranquility, a life with financial security, a healthy and long life; but like Moses God may have a more important assignment for each of us.

Join the winning team… Be a Victor and not the victim. Pray the Jabez prayer…

The four key points in the Prayer of Jabez are:

(To the Lord) 

Oh. That You would bless me indeed,

And enlarge my territory,

That Your hand would be with me,

And that You would keep me from evil.

1: Seeking the Blessing from the Lord

2: Asking for the Lord’s providence to enlarge his Territory

3: Asking the Lord to keep His hands on him

4: Seeking to abide in the Lord and having God’s shield from the evil one.

While Jabez’s prayer may appear to be ‘self-serving’... Jabez was earnestly praying to have his territory enlarged and by this he meant having a mission field to give God the glory.  Jabez probably applied the principle of logics knowing if he received the blessing of God and had his territory enlarged, like every human-being when we get to this level the most important thing, we need is to have the hands of God over us to keep us from being arrogant. And Jabez addressed this knowing that having the ‘enlarged’ territory usually leads to vulnerability from the fiery arrows of the evil one.

Commentary: 

Just like the prayer of the sinner that said, Lord forgive me for I am a sinner…

2 Corinthians 2:14

14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.

from Ephesians 3:20 NKJV  When we serve others by spreading the Good News, we are sprinkling the Fragrance of our Lord Jesus, and we also get the sweet smelling fragrance on ourselves… meaning that we are privileged to be a Vessel bearing the sweet smell of our Lord and Redeemer, and while we spread His Fragrance our Lord also blesses us with His Grace…

2 Corinthians 2:15   15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

His Promise:

Ephesians 2: 4-10 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come…Lord Jesus we thank You for the Covenant of Your promise that in Your Father’s Kingdom there are many mansions, and where You are, we will be. Lord be with our Visitors, today let Your Holy Spirit be with us all as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus our Supreme Eternal God to You Lord is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:                       

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoqIi0schMA

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnpw86N-eqI&list=RDEIoUd41Et4U&index=2

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAk36fUSSVU&start_radio=1&list=RDMAk36fUSSVU&t=8

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Topics for Week of April 20th, thru 26th, 2020

Monday:  April 20, 2020

Nothing has changed since Exodus to the miracle on the Hudson

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Tuesday: April 21, 2020

I may not be the best communicator, do not focus on my writing or my style, it is not about about What I do as it is about HIM not me.

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Wednesday: April 22, 2020

You may not be called to be a pastor, but to be a teacher, the veterinarian is not a shepherd, the shepherd is to feed and tent the flock, the Veterinarian is to heal the flock.

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Thursday: April 23, 2020

Is your quest to survive, or to prosper? Prosperity is better than poverty…

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Friday:           April 24, 2020

The idiom…” Worth your weight in gold” are you? How valuable are you to the Lord? If one is using the church platform to gain prominence this person is lost, he is nothing more than a day laborer who reports to work digging ditches

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Saturday: April 25, 2020

Let us enjoy the quiet time imposed by the ‘Lockdown’ and do not be depressed but seek the Lord and delight yourself in Him, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

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Sunday: April 26, 2020

Corporate worship is not silenced if you have the Joy of the Lord in your heart.

DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Sunday: April 26, 2020

Corporate worship is not silenced if you have the Joy of the Lord in your heart

While the Churches are empty with a few still having worship services, the message is still the same…

‘Come unto to me all who labor and are heavily burdened…

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

The global pandemic of the Coronavirus is still an ongoing battle. This invisible enemy that is widely assumed to be man-made or of other origin. This global epidemic demonstrated that we are still ignoring the direction that will give us answers.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

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. 

 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 worshipped Idols, anything, person or whatsoever other that Jesus is consider 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, 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.

Prayer: Thank You Heavenly Father as we come in Your Hold Presence through the Righteousness of Jesus our Redeemer. Lord Jesus today we praise You and am privileged to bring Your Good News to many. Lord bless our Visitors and grants us all Your Divine Providence as we go in Faith knowing that all things work together for good as we love You Lord. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory forevermore… Amen.

Praise

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc9UQDcXjX4

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1IyJTy-Ml0&index=3&list=PL7F0F069AA59EEA6C

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARHxIJVjmGI&list=PLA3373C585051AD66

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Saturday: April 25, 2020

Let us enjoy the quiet time imposed by the ‘Lockdown’ and do not be depressed but seek the Lord and delight yourself in Him, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4 New International Version (NIV)

Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of
 your heart.

What are the desires of your heart? It will be all good when you have delighted yourself in the Lord. Just think, the desire for that new car the new house, the dream job, will all be achievable when you have placed Him first.

It is for this reason why the scripture makes this clear… ‘Delight “In” The Lord. This makes him Preeminent above that shiny new car. We all had that ‘I can’t wait till morning when I get delivery of my new wheels.

Like a child at Christmas morning, this is an experience we all would like to relive. Yes, there is an exciting day ahead. So, remain joyful and do this in whatever state you are in.

Conclusion: Today we look at a world that is so separated by man’s greed and exploitation. Syria (Antioch) is known to have been the birthplace of the Church of Christianity in the city of Antioch.  As we see a divided world of Moslems, Jews, Christians and other beliefs of Buddhism and others, we have a world that has drifted apart from God with their own agenda to dominate their regions and to expand their religion on a global basis. Notice the word used is “ReligionReligion is not Salvation, only Jesus Christ represents Salvation as Jesus is the only one that Died for our Sins. No one else died for others, except Jesus who made the Sacrifice to Redeem us from Sin.

Watch for… The DAY OF THE LORD… This is the day when our Lord will return, but the prelude to the Day of the Lord will be the Rapture… there will be the Sound of the Trumpet, but not everyone will hear it, only those in Christ will hear it.

Let us give thanks in Faith to our Lord Jesus that Paid It All… Lord Jesus we thank You for the Covenant of Your promise that in Your Father’s Kingdom there are many mansions and where You are we will be. Lord, today let Your Holy Spirit be with us as we pray in Your Holy

Consider it a great privilege to be chosen and be sent. So, today… Stop-Look-Listen the Lord is calling you.

Prayer:

Lord, today as we pause to hear Your calling, Lord reveal to each of us Your desire. We acknowledge that You did say to Your disciples… take nothing, and do not worry what you will say, as your Holy Spirit will empower each of us. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we seek Your Divine blessing on all, and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxH8Q8ue65o&list=RDAxH8Q8ue65o

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoKsBeoEW18&list=RDZoKsBeoEW18&t=5

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcEwLmR78jQ&list=RDFcEwLmR78jQ&t=21



Friday:           April 24, 2020

The idiom…” Worth your weight in gold” are you? How valuable are you to the Lord? If one is using the church platform to gain prominence this person is lost, he is nothing more than a day laborer who reports to work digging ditches.

Each of us are valuable to the Lord, because we all are His treasured creation, we are made in His likeness. And He sees us from the inside-out. Therefore, to use the platform of evangelism to draw attention to oneself, this is a mockery.

ACTS 8: 4-24

Simon the Sorcerer…

4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. 7 For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed, or lame were healed. 8 So there was great joy in that city.

9 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.” 11 They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his sorcery. 12 But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.

14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money 19 and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

20 Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. 22 Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. 23 For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.”

24 Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.”

Acts 19

11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured, and the evil spirits left them.

13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

The foregoing is a classic example of falsely claiming the anointing.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus today as the world undergoes the confinement and the inconvenience by the global pandemic of the Coronavirus. Lord protect us and keep Your people safe. Lord, we thank You for providing the abundance for our country so that we can survive this stressful time by Your Divine Grace. Lord bless our Visitors and as we give You our Praises and to You be the Glory now and forevermore … Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2h9Hm9JZho&list=RDN2h9Hm9JZho&start_radio=1

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u39rxmPXY1U

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb9QHPQH8iY&list=RDsb9QHPQH8iY&start_radio=1&t=2





Thursday: April 23, 2020

Is your quest to survive, or to prosper? Prosperity is better than poverty…

Prosperity should lead to contentment, but to some it leads to disaster. I once knew a man that was considered among the richest person in the State, and most certainly the City in which I resides.  This was a person that I met many years ago, he invited me to tour several buildings that he built on the ocean, in each of these buildings he had a number of unsold luxury condominiums. He offered me to take them all at a negotiated price, no money needed. But I declined, we remained friends. One day he asked me to visit him at his office, I got there on time, but he was running late. His Chief Financial Officer said I could wait in his office; as I waited, I walked around looking at the many photographs of his trophy properties, one in particular was a top-secret location that is a vital facility for national defense. I went back to the CFO and said what is that picture I saw? he said I wasn’t supposed to see it, but since I saw it, he said… it was a classified strategic site leased to our government.

All the foregoing was irrelevant in his life, as he was embroiled in lawsuits with his daughter and his son over monies. Here we see a man of massive wealth but had no peace.

Jesus said… John 14: 7 New International Version
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.

Matthew 6: 3 New Living Translation
But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

So, what’s more important: Health versus wealth?  Wealth versus family disputes and lack of peace?

Luke 10:

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 One day an expert in the law stood up to test Him. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” Jesus replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus said. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 Jesus took up this question and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead.

31 Now by chance a priest was going down the same road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

32 So too, when a Levite came to spot and saw him, he passed by on the other side.

33 But when a Samaritan on a journey came upon him, he looked at him and had compassion. 

34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Take care of him,’ he said, ‘and on my return I will repay you for any additional expense.’

36 Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 “The one who showed him mercy,” replied the expert in the law.

Then Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”


Prayer: Lord today we are listening and stand ready to go according to your Will. Lord let us hear and Lord reveal to us Your Will for each of us. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all your providence as we go in faith knowing that all things work for the Good to those who loves You. Lord Jesus to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sKzUk8tfRc&list=RD0sKzUk8tfRc#t=4

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvhg0H7SR_A

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3opHczzbkU&list=RDW3opHczzbkU#t=5





Wednesday: April 22, 2020

You may not be called to be a pastor, but to be a teacher, the veterinarian is not a shepherd, the shepherd is to feed and tend the flock, the Veterinarian is to heal the flock.

In an operating room there are the surgeon, anesthesiologist, RN circulating nurse and a surgical tech. In the cockpit of a commercial aircraft, there are: Captain, First officer, 2nd Officer, 3rd Officer, Flight Engineer, Airborne Sensor Operator, (Tactical coordinator) Navigator (Nor replaced by GPS) Radio Operator (Now replaced by modern equipment and handled by 1st of 2nd officer)

Why do we have so many specialized operators? Because our gifts are connected to our call.

1 Corinthians 12 New International Version (NIV)

12 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

And yet I will show you the most excellent way.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come… You have not set any standards that imposes how eloquent we must be to come to You.  Lord today we thank You for this privilege and we praise You and we acknowledge that it is by Your Grace we are saved and not of anything we do. 

Lord bless our Visitors grant us all Your Divine Favors as we ask them in Your Holy Name Lord. Lord be with us all as we commit all in Your Holy Hands and to You Lord Jesus be the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.


Praise:      
English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2h9Hm9JZho&list=RDN2h9Hm9JZho&t=20   

Chinese:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyXNBOgCS24&list=RD17GPOLXRCvw

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Bg4gWKGGQ&list=RD28Bg4gWKGGQ 





Tuesday: April 21, 2020

I may not be the best communicator, do not focus on my writing or my style, it is not about What I do as it is about HIM and not me.

Since 2012 this website has been published daily, and it is time to re-publish our Statement of Faith…


STATEMENT OF FAITH

Our Mission:

  1. To Bring the Good News of the Gospel to a worldwide community
  2. To Praise our Lord
  3. To provide proof of Jesus as our Redeemer and our Eternal Sovereign God
  4. To lead sinners to our Lord by telling them that Jesus loves them and is waiting to give His Forgiveness
  5. To bring comfort to all through the Covenant of our Lord
  6. To be a Refuge to many pointing them to a place of Splendor
  7. To bring the Precepts of our Lord as a guide to Christian living
  8. To build a community of believers with a focus to Fellowship in Jesus Christ.

The Lay-Ministry of www.goodnewsforever.org is founded on the Credo of belief in Jesus The CHRIST, the Holy Anointed Son of God. Because no one comes to the Father unless through Jesus His Son, for this reason Good-News Central is an Internet based ministry to spread THE WORD.  

The Good News is that Jesus who was written about in Isaiah 53, written 700+ years before Jesus was born in the year 0000, and Jesus is the Son of God our Creator and HE is God in One of the Holy Trinity.

We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, and No one has ever seen God… This is why our Father and Creator sent His Son Jesus who is our Redeemer and Sovereign Eternal God in One of HIS Holy Trinity…The Word Became Flesh. John 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

We believe in the Ministry of our Lord Jesus, who lived and walked this earth for 33 years

We believe Jesus came and HE was predestined to die for our sins, was crucified and;

We believe in His Divine Resurrection, as HE rose Triumphantly, three days after, and after spending time with His Disciples for 40 days, ascended to Heaven.

We believe in His Divine Ascension Jesus spoke of His Ascension into Heaven…  John 16 Verse 28: “I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

We believe in His return, John 16. Verse 16…Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”

We believe in His Redemption, and by His Gift of His Redemption, Romans 8: 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

We believe in The Holy Spirit and by His Word that He would send us His Holy Spirit, Verse 15…  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba Father.” 

We believe we are continuing HIS mission, just like when Peter who denied Christ at his trial by muttering, ‘I do not know him’ to save himself, but the Lord foretold that Peter would deny Him three times before the rooster crowed, Our Lord who is Gracious still chose men like Peter, chosen as a vessel and filled with the Holy Spirit that spoke with authority on the day of Pentecost, that over 3,000 came to Jesus.

We believe that one can be saved by the Grace of God by accepting Jesus and have a personal relationship with Jesus; and like Saul who was a persecutor of the followers of Christ, that guarded the clothes of those that stoned Stephen and killed him, but the shining face of Stephen when he saw the our Lord welcoming him home, something moved Saul, and Saul was struck down and commanded by Jesus who made him to be a vessel, and Saul that became Paul is a shining example of our Lord’s Graciousness… (Not Paul’s accomplishment, as we give credit to our Lord and not to Paul, as he was just a vessel for our Lord), therefore, this ministry is not a credit to the founder but to Jesus Christ… is the Glory.

Our mission and service are provided because of the Love of Jesus that we are saved by His Grace… so we are here to take the message into the digital age with a difference.  This is a ministry that will never ask for money, and in faith we seek our daily needs by HIS Faithfulness… coming from our Lord and not by solicitations. We are inspired by Paul’s faith in Christ… 

In Reading from 2 Corinthians 2: 11 Paul’s statement and his modesty of being an unlearned speaker but Paul had the Holy Spirit that gave him the Knowledge from our Lord Jesus that chose him to be a Vessel.

This lay ministry is dedicated to spread the ‘Good News’ and the sponsor/founder is in faith making the  similar statement of Faith as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians Verse 6, he was an untrained speaker, but Paul also said he had the knowledge.

In Verse 12 is the Credo of this lay-ministry and our intention is to bring the Good-News according to the Scriptures, and not like a ‘used-car salesman’. This is one thing I admire in Paul that said in Verse 7 Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge?

    We believe at Good-News Forever, we are not doing ‘Good Works’ but ‘God’s Work…

    Paul and the False Apostles

In 2 Corinthian 11: 1 I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me! 2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. 3 But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough. 5 I do not think I am in the least inferior to those “super-apostles.” 6 I may indeed be untrained as a speaker, but I do have knowledge. We have made this perfectly clear to you in every way. 7 Was it a sin for me to lower myself in order to elevate you by preaching the gospel of God to you free of charge? 8 I robbed other churches by receiving support from them so as to serve you. 9 And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in anyway, and will continue to do so. 10 As surely as the truth of Christ is in me, nobody in the regions of Achaia will stop this boasting of mine. 11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!

 12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

 The outreach of Good-News Forever is to bring the Message of Salvation to all and we respect all 'Religions' but there is only one Resurrected Jesus that is The CHRIST! To be Born again, as told by Jesus to Nicodemus, please visit the GREEN PASTURES Page. And have a deeper walk with Christ. God Bless You...

Prayer:

Thank You Lord Jesus for the privilege of serving… Lord bless our Visitors as we continue the ministry of spreading your Good News. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus… Amen.

Praise:


English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbe7OruLk8I&list=RDJbe7OruLk8I#t=2

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw-dEMIMJJc&list=PL5DA6B3BED7BB96E6

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wc9xUOO0HU&list=PLpbtvq0Qm28hE_semoxj5KgxSBi3KlwCJ



Monday April 20, 2020

Nothing has changed since Exodus (about 3,470 Years ago) to the miracle on the Hudson that occurred January 15, 2009.

The parting of the Red-Sea was a monumental event because God said to Moses…

Exodus 14:14-16 (NIV)

14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.

That was done 1,400+ years before Christ.

This is evidence that God has not changed, and miracles do happen…

On January 15, 2009, a potential disaster turned into a heroic display of skill and composure when Captain Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III safely landed the plane he was piloting on New York City’s Hudson River after a bird strike caused its engines to fail. David Paterson, governor of New York at the time, dubbed the incident the “miracle on the Hudson.” Sullenberger, a former fighter pilot with decades of flying experience, received a slew of honors for his actions,

About a minute after taking off from New York’s La Guardia Airport on January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 collided with one of the aviation industry’s most threatening foes: a flock of geese. Crippled by the bird strike, both engines lost power and went quiet, forcing Captain Sullenberger to make an emergency landing. When air traffic controllers instructed the seasoned pilot to head for nearby Teterboro Airport, he calmly informed them that he was “unable” to reach a runway. “We’re gonna be in the Hudson,” he said simply, and then told the 150 terrified passengers and five crew members on board to brace for impact.

Ninety seconds later, Sullenberger glided the Airbus 320 over the George Washington Bridge and onto the chilly surface of the Hudson River, where it splashed down midway between Manhattan and New Jersey. As flight attendants ushered passengers into life jackets, through emergency exits and onto the waterlogged wings of the bobbing jet, a flotilla of commuter ferries, sightseeing boats and rescue vessels hastened to the scene. One survivor suffered two broken legs and others were treated for minor injuries or hypothermia, but no fatalities occurred. After walking up and down the aisle twice to ensure a complete evacuation, Sullenberger was the last to leave the sinking plane.

“My faith in Christ is the bedrock of my life, but I also know God works through people.”

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As the invisible enemy Coronavirus - Covid-19 continues to cause a lockdown, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Let us hope that it is the exit and not an oncoming train.

The re-opening of business will be the exit to this tunnel.  Every politician had their say, and the critics of saying the Federal government has not done enough, the question is… then why don’t you do something about it and do more?

We pray for those who are experiencing difficulties, we urge all to seek the Lord and make your request known as He is faithful, and He knows our needs.

Prayer:

Father in Heaven, in Jesus our Lord and Savor we come. Lord Jesus thank You for hearing our prayers and thank You for Your Divine Providence and mercies to us, our Visitors and to all who call upon Your Name. Lord we thank you and give You Preeminence in our lives.

To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hce-QXsbeEY&list=RDhce-QXsbeEY&start_radio=1

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av1uBA3HZ88





Topics for Week of April 13th, thru 19th, 2020

Monday:  April 13, 2020

                On the day in History Passover 0033 Our Lord was on the Cross at Calvary…

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Tuesday: April 14, 2020

                Instead of 30 days of Mourning, we have a lifetime of JOY… because our Redeemer lives.

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Wednesday: April 15, 2020

                Space… ‘The final Frontier’. Frontier is defined as: The extreme limit beyond which lies wilderness.

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Thursday: April 16, 2020

                A Conqueror… One who conquers; one who gains a victory; Victory in Christ…

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Friday:  April 17, 2020

                The Cross offends many, to us it is the ‘Crossroads’ to a place of Splendor paved with Gold…

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Saturday: April 18, 2020

                Let us tell you about the remaining part of this world’s journey… the best is yet to come.

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Sunday: April 19, 2020

                Imaging no care in the world, nothing to worry about? How could this be? Yes, there’s a way.

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Devotionals for Sunday: April 19th, 2020

It’s real… Imaging no care in the world, nothing to worry about? How could this be? Yes, there’s a way.

Do you believe the Flood and Noah and the ARK?

Luke 17:27

They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Thoughts for today…  There’s no ‘secret-sins’ beware all things hidden will be revealed… So, we must apply caution, and let the Grace of our Lord lead us by his Holy Spirit. “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23

 

Narrow is the way to His Kingdom, but broad is the way to destruction.  Destruction here is defined as condemnation… Matthew 7:13

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at. 

As Solomon said, all is vanity… Let’s say you just got your new car and at the supermarket lot, you find the first big ‘ding’ how do we react? With some remorse of not finding that ‘safe-zone’ to park your new car.  When it comes to cars, we are protective, and when it comes to guarding our actions we are less apprehensive and pretty much go with the flow.  The latter is where we are to place our emphasis, as our walk with our Lord is more important that a box with four wheels. Our walk with our Lord is forever as we stay the course with decorum knowing our Lord is near with us as we journey through the shadow of death and we fear nothing as He is present. 

Psalm 23 (AMP)

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.

He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.

Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.

Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.

 

Friends… today we have His Assurance of what is stated above, in Faith we can say that our Redeemer Lives!

 

Principle:  Are we ready to meet the most important person face to face?  He is Ready to greet you!

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Jesus our Lord and Savior, The Sovereign Eternal God will return. This is not our opinion it is His Word…

Text: Matthew 24:37

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

 

Our Lord once said, we are no longer servants, but we are His friends, why? Because He has told us everything that we need to receive His Kingdom…

John 15:15

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Luke 12:4

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Conclusion:

The invitation of our Lord is not like what we call an engraved gold printed piece of paper, the Invitation is Sanctified by the Blood of Jesus. When we accept His Gift we are inducted into an exclusive chosen community with Jesus as the Head of our lives that is now blessed by His Word… For I came that you may have life and have it more abundantly’   This defines as…our lives here and in the world to come!

Matthew 25:23

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, in Jesus we come, Lord as we acknowledge that ‘naked we came and naked we shall go’ and nothing that we possess will be taken but the greatest of all treasures will be taken into Your kingdom… Your Grace and Redemption Sealed by Your Atoning Blood. Lord we thank You for coming and thank You for redeeming us as it is through Your Grace that we are saved and not of anything we do. Lord bless us all as we thank You for this privilege of bringing Your Good news to many. Lord thank You for our Visitors and bless each one and grant us all Your Favors as we shall one day Lord see You as You are. 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=HcnfT4arZtI&list=RDnZq9xTfHvgo&index=2

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7ssKvWWQPM


Devotionals for Saturday: April 18th. 2020            

Let us tell you about the remaining part of this world’s journey… the best is yet to come.

No, we are no the expert to tell you about the remaining part of what the world faces. But, Jesus provided, so the Best is yet to come…

First…                    Today is where you are, yesterday is gone and tomorrow will be there for us, because Jesus said so.

Secondly…          We can’t do anything to change the event of what will take place tomorrow, maybe how we will face it., but not the coming storm, or the pleasant Spring morning.

All the above are not just insured, but they are ‘Assured’ by the Lord as an endowment to each of us.

for we know… “Jesus is the Great High Priest and HE is the Source of our SECURITY!”

Our Lord’s Grace and His Kindness and Graciousness are His gifts to those that serve and place Him first.

Live by the principle of… Spiritual maturity is developed by holding unto a FAITH that is FIRMLY ANCHORED IN CHRIST; and knowing that we are never on our own because Jesus is our High Priest.

Hebrews 4: 12 (NIV)

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Jesus is our Intercessor and our Mediator as our High Priest, that Intercedes to the Father, as HE Said...” No one comes to the Father unless Through HIM”

Psalms 95 Verse 7 (NIV).  For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

   Today, if only you would hear his voice, 8. Do not harden your hearts 

His encouragement to persevere and Stay focused in FAITH

We become Mature in The Faith as we live out the Truth, and Learn about God…

MATURE FAITH = ACTION FOR CHRIST

Keynote: 

Jesus is the Foundation Who Secures the ANCHOR of OUR FAITH…

The GOSPEL IS THE WHOLE THING, And the Goodness of HIS Resurrection.

Keynote: Keep Focused on HIM!

Jesus is on the Throne, and He is our Anchor, and we can come to Him as HE said…

Pay Careful attention to the Gospel, so we will be fully Anchored in Jesus Christ…as HE Never Lies, HE is Supreme, HE is Sovereign, and HE is our Eternal God…

Our Father holds the purse-strings, and what we lose for his sake he can repay a thousand-fold.

It is ours to obey his will, and we may rest assured that he will provide for us. The Lord will be no man's debtor.

Looking at His Words in Matthew 6: 28-34 (NIV) preface…These are the words of Jesus as told by Him from His sermon at a gathering which was in effect our Lord’s Inauguration speech as King Jesus, widely known as the Beatitudes and as ‘The Sermon on the Mount’ The theme of this message is: ‘To have Faith and not to Worry’

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 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.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity we come thanking you and giving You our Praises for in You we have Victory. Lord we bring You our burdens which are many for our Brothers and Sisters, our Government leaders, our Pastors and those in foreign land that are oppressed and persecuted Lord. You have promised Your Divine protection as their battle will be won because You will never leave us nor forsake us. Lord let Your servants be equipped as in faith they proceed knowing that You are the Author and Finisher of their Faith. Lord bless our Visitors and grant them Your Favors. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jWOfi5wA9Y&t=31s



Devotionals for Friday:  April 17th, 2020

The Cross offends many, to us it is the ‘Crossroads’ to a place of Splendor paved with Gold…

 Crucifixion was considered one of the most brutal and shameful modes of death. Yet Jesus was crucified on a cross.

Isaiah, the prince of prophets wrote about the Lamb of God…

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.

This was written around 1,318 years ago and 1,285 years before Christ came as a man born of a Virgin…

Sometimes one should stop to think of the grand-design of the universe, and the wonders of the billions of galaxies, all known by individual names. And to think that 1,285 years before the event of Jesus’ birth Isaiah wrote about the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Isaiah 53:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. 
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While the Cross is the symbol of Christianity, it is to Christian the “Crossroads” to the Lord’s Kingdom.

There’s only ‘One-Way’ to God’s Kingdom… and we cannot get there on our own.


Ephesians 2:5

(God) made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

In Context | Full Chapter | 

Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

In Context | Full Chapter |

Our readers will ask why do we focus so much on the ‘Future’… because, if this world was all we had to look forward to; what is the end result?  Spending our prime years, living to build a ‘Nest-egg’ growing old and then what?

No matter who you are, you may have the newest cars, living in the biggest mansion, a beach house, a new Gulfstream jet and an income of a billion dollars incoming, let’s see how long this will last…

Philanthropy is a way of gaining a good feel in life, it gives the satisfaction that we are contributing to humanity, but even this will not save you. It is not by good works that we can secure a future in the ‘Renewed-Eden’.

Therefore, our emphasis on the future is more than life itself, it is an abundant life endowed by Jesus our Redeemer.

We wrote about the rich man that stated in his will that all his money was to be buried with him, his attorney showed up at the funeral and said to the accountant…how much will be placed in the hole? The accounts said a million dollars, the lawyer wrote a check for a million and said, take this and let me have the cash.

What a wonderful future there is, knowing that the Best is yet to come…

Prayer:  Heavenly Father thank You for preparing a place that was made possible by Jesus our Redeemer who Paid It All on the Cross.  Lord Jesus today as we share the Good News of Your Salvation, we are delighted to know that it is by Your Grace that we are saved… Lord be with our Visitors and bless each one as we go in Faith trusting and obeying Your Precepts.  To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

Praise:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L3riv28cLY

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d1y6iQLdLE&list=PLCF8C2B23671C0101&index=2

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH_kVTgptpU&list=PL7C6CCF9FA3E7DB37

Think on this today:

Because Jesus said, He came that we may have an abundant life and have it 'more' abundantly... why did Jesus said 'more' in describing 'Abundant'? Because He has prepared a way for each of us to have a 'Double-Portion' and His double-portion is an eternal life in Him.




Devotionals for Thursday: April 16th. 2020

Be a…  A Conqueror… One who conquers; one who gains a victory; Victory in Christ…

Many ‘Conquerors’ were part of world’s history.

To name a few, they were:

  • Genghis Khan
  • Alexander the Great
  • Cyrus the Great (Cyrus rescued the Jews from Babylon)

But all of the above were just mere men, their greatness were just for a time, and their time expired…

Jesus never professed to be ‘Jesus-The Great’, Yet, Jesus did declare that He was there at the beginning of creation with the Father.

John 8:58

“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” In Context | Full Chapter |

Amazing that we are declared ‘More than Conquerors’

Romans 8:31

More Than Conquerors] What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

In Context | Full Chapter 

Victory is not just in sight, it is already accomplished.  Because the Word of God said…

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future. In Context | Full Chapter | 

John 1: Jesus is God Incarnate….

New International Version (NIV)

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Principle: Yes, we can trust Him to deliver what He said, and in all instances, He said, be faithful, be a loving being, be forgiving, be humble and be His ambassador.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

John 15:14

New International Version (NIV)

14 You are my friends if you do what I command.

Conclusion:

Boldness with Humbleness, these are the characteristics of being His Ambassador.  We can Boldly come to our Lord, and we can Boldly claim Victory in Him.

 

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Invite Jesus to be with you today, walk with Him and His Holy Spirit will be with You.

Many prayers end with an abrupt ending… ‘In Jesus name we pray’; this is mention as if Jesus was not in the midst of the prayer to the Father.

Coming into the presence of the Father without Jesus is like breaking protocol… why? Jesus said no one come to the Father unless through Him.

  • There are no One on One Prayers to the Father… why? Because Jesus said; “No one comes to the Father unless through me”
  • Just like when Stephen was being stoned by the crowd, he looked up and prayed… Jesus receive my Spirit, then he saw Jesus standing at the right-hand of the Father.
  • In a meeting with your best friend Bob or Jane and John who arranged the meeting do you end the meeting by saying goodbye Bob or Jane and in John name I thank him, wouldn’t you be saying goodbye Bob or Jane and to you John I thank you for arranging the meeting. Instead of Bye Bob and in John name I thank him?

So, when we end our prayers to the Father and abruptly say…” In Jesus name we pray” are we making an inference to Jesus beings absent? This is out of protocol as Jesus was present and you had to be speaking to Him as well as the Father, therefore we must say… To You Lord Jesus we pray in Your Holy Name. not the sudden abrupt ending…’In Jesus Name we pray’

2 Corinthians 3:17

New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus we thank You for calling us and remembering us as we are wayward and are in need of Your Divine guidance. Lord only You are Holy, and we are still in the wilderness and Your daily provision we have taken for granted Lord. We come today, and we seek to be in truth and not be superficial without Your Holy Spirit in our lives. Lord bless us and let us stand up and claim Victory in You Lord, as only in You Lord we can say Glory-Hallelujah and in our Prayer of Thanksgiving to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

 

We ask Your divine blessing on our Visitors and say in Your Name: May our God of Grace who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus bless and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, and give you peace now and forever, in Jesus Name…. Amen.

To remember:  Give Jesus our First-Fruit, not the left over….

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbe7OruLk8I&list=RDJbe7OruLk8I#t=2

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw-dEMIMJJc&list=PL5DA6B3BED7BB96E6

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wc9xUOO0HU&list=PLpbtvq0Qm28hE_semoxj5KgxSBi3KlwCJ





Devotionals for Wednesday: April 15th, 2020

Space… ‘The final Frontier’. Frontier is defined as: The extreme limit beyond which lies wilderness.

Really/ is it wilderness out there? It is time humans to come to reality that our finite mind cannot comprehend the infinite dept of God’s creation.  We speak with such ‘Authority’ yet we our satellites are in orbit just 22,000 miles above earth. The Bible describes God’s Kingdom in Revelation 21 and what we read described by John as told to him by Jesus, is like us telling a toddler how the atoms produce energy.

So, as we go in faith, our attitude should be like the toddler ‘Trusting’ in the Lord, as the story goes, man said to God I can improve on the specie making it grow faster, more resistant to pest and a bigger harvest, this is the GMO output, But God said, do not use any of what I created, get your own dirt, water, air and seeds.  Really? We then realized that we don’t have any of these on our own, it all came from Him.

Back to reality… we were created by God, born to reproduce and born to worship a living God.

His Faithfulness:

Romans 8: 28-35

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

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?

Action / Coming to our Lord:

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:5-7 (in Context) Hebrews 11 (Whole Chapter) 

What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his life?

Keep our Lord beyond your Sunday's church inspiration and give our Lord a part of each weekdays and He will be your beacon for the week.

His Promise:

The key factor is to live by his precepts of Matthew 6:33

live reverently and not ritually to please our lord

Because we are created in His likeness, so we will never Die

Place value on the treasures in heaven

To place Him first

My job is to present Christ and lift Him up before all

What matters to God

We serve others in our vocation that our Lord gave us

Our life's experience are lessons to be used to lead Others to Christ.

His Faithfulness:

God gave us his assignments, but we were given specific work so that we would come to him for His grace and Blessings

He could have given us fruit without having to plant it so why did He needs us to plough, plant and cultivate, He gave us these functions so that we would seek his guidance

Our work regardless of what we do, does it help others?

Personally, I am privileged to be a vessel for my Lord, and we all must seek to be an ambassador for HIM. I need my Lord's blessings to be focused to be His vessel for His Glory.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Jeremiah 29:11-13: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’”

Principle:            Our Lord is always on Time and never behind, He Leads, and we follow.

Prayer: Father we come in Jesus our Redeemer, Lord Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God, let each day be a day of Grace, and let Your Blessings flow to our Visitors and us. Lord we place You on High, and we stand at the empty Cross knowing that You ascended to the Throne of Righteousness, and we are privileged to come as You intercedes for us. Lord, we pray for our Nation and we ask that Your will be done and bring us to You so that You may heal our land, we pray for rain to the farms that our nation will still have a salvageable crop. Lord 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=2fs760h4yI4

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2x_DII3W0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTNSgnIzYM8





Devotionals for Tuesday: April 14th, 2020

Instead of 30 days of Mourning, we have a lifetime of JOY… because our Redeemer lives.

When a community experienced something tragic, they declare a week of mourning.  The death of Christ; instead of mourning God declared a lifetime of JOY…

So today one may ask…Where is Jesus?  He is…right where He said He would be, in our hearts. The Holy Spirit descended as Jesus said, He would send us a comforter… John 14:16 [Full Chapter]

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—

Everyone needs a comforter, even the billionaires as their money may be a form of comfort, but like the king or the queen, worry is the one that wears the crown.  As said… Ecclesiastes 3:1

A Time for Everything] There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

In Context | Full Chapter |

Life is a Sojourn as we are mere travelers through earth’s journey.  Choose the right pathway so that you will come out at the other end in the right place.

What is the right place?  What’s amazing the well-known atheist that died a week ago was given a church funeral.

Stephen Hawking, the British theoretical physicist who denied the grand design of God, you wonder why was his funeral held in a church?

Hawking based his life on theory, mere ideas, framing his atheistic viewpoints denying the Supreme God that he will meet at the end of the journey. 

Hopefully he did find Christ so that he will not be hearing… Matthew 25:41

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. In Context | Full Chapter |

We too need the Comforter, and above all we must acknowledge the Lord, as he said… 1 John 2:22

Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

1 John 4:1

On Denying the Incarnation] Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Let us say… I am not ashamed of the Gospel:

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. In Context | Full Chapter |

Mark 8:38

If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” In Context | Full Chapter 

Rest assured that all things are possible for those who loves the Lord…

All the intellect gained in this life will be meaningless. Jesus said we are to come to Him like a Child, and these two fundamental facts taught are the most truthful and direct, most of us learned these in Sunday school.

 

  1. Jesus loves me this I know because the Bible tells me so….
  2. For God so loved the World, that he gave His only begotten Son…

Come to Christ in simple faith… Trust Him and give Him Preeminence in your life, He will fulfill your desires.

Psalm 37:4

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus as You said, You will send us a Comforter, and Lord in You we are comforted by your Saving Grace. Lord thank You for Your Divine Redemption as we praise You and give You first-place in our lives, Thank You for our Visitors and grant us all Your Providence, To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore... Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUvpBphq5og

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j38o4rllvo

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVJguY-A4LU





Devotionals for Monday:  April 13th.  2020

On the day in History Passover 0033 Our Lord was on the Cross at …

Jesus is the Passover-Lamb… Note that on the day of the Passover feast known as the ‘Last-Supper’ there was no Lamb dish, because Jesus was the Lamb of God.

The original ‘Passover’ as provided by God, He protected the Israelites by the blood of the lamb…

Passover…

Exodus 12:12

“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. In Context | Full Chapter |

Exodus 12:13

The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. In Context | Full Chapter |

The next coming and Passover…

2 Peter 3:10

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. In Context | Full Chapter 

Jesus Paid-It-All...

Jesus’ dying on the cross is the parallel of the Sacrificial Lamb at the Passover that saved the first born of His people.  The Blood of Jesus that was shed at Calvary is His ‘SEAL’ that we receive when we receive Him as our Redeemer.  Jesus our Redeemer was no mere man, He is God incarnate, and He is Lord of all…

Jesus our Redeemer our Sovereign Eternal God in One of His Holy Trinity loves us so much that He did this for us.  As we said regardless of whom you are, every knee shall bow to Him, He did not come to enslave us, He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Ephesians 2:13

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Conclusion:

Pray... Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and I believe and accept that You died for my sins, and by Your Blood that was shed at Calvary, I am Saved by Your Grace. Lord Jesus let Your Holy Spirit come into my heart and change me and by Your Divine Resurrection You are The Sovereign God, I receive You Lord Jesus as my Savior and Lord, I accept Your Priceless Gift of Salvation and trusting You Lord Jesus, and know that it is only by Your Grace that I am saved, I pray in Your Holy name Lord Jesus as my Redeemer... Amen.

We thank you for coming to our Lord and Savior, who is our Redeemer.

We wish to thank you for accepting Jesus. Jesus our Sovereign God will guide you. And we would like to invite you to consider enrolling in a Bible Study Group, go to the LINK Page and select www.bsfinternational.org and find a BSF group and enroll to be a member. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord we thank You for this Privilege of bringing Your Good News and Lord bless our Visitors and be with us as we go in Faith. Lord let Your providence be upon us all as we give You thanks and in You we have Victory, 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=SUvpBphq5og

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5LroBOHkT0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAk36fUSSVU



TOPIC for Week of Monday April 6thth, 2016 thru April =12th, 2020

Monday:               Begin with yourself. Make changes from within…

Tuesday:               God’s Plan = TRUTH – Man’s Plan = Hidden Agenda

Wednesday:        The Truth will set you Free… Lies will trap you and the end is finishing bad.

Thursday:             Never give up – Keep praying for your loved ones and those you want to know Christ.

Friday:                   Judge Not… But ‘Test’ the spirit.  God will reveal Himself at the right time…

Saturday:             Seek the Lord and receive His Goodness, God desires goodness for us all...

Sunday:                Keep remembering the Privileges God gave us.  Stand-up and tell it to others….

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Devotionals for Sunday April 12, 2020

The Empty Tomb…

John 20  (NIV)

The Empty Tomb

20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” 

  (Click here to hear the Text)

New International Version (NIV)

The Son is God,

*       The Word was God. (John 1:1-5, 14) Jesus is identified as

"the Word."

Today as we claim Victory in Christ, let us celebrate what Jesus said…

*       I and the Father are one. (John 10:30-33)

 Jesus' disciple Thomas addressed Jesus as "My Lord and my God." (John 20.28)

Jesus did not tell Thomas he was mistaken; instead Jesus accepted these titles. Other people in Scripture, notably Paul and Barnabas, refused to accept worship as gods (Acts 14).

*       "But about the Son he says, Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom."' (Heb. 1:6-8)

*       "Therefore, God exalted him to the highest place and gave

him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Phil. 29-11)

Paul, the writer of Philippians, is saying about Jesus what Isaiah 45:23 says about the LORD, and then Paul concludes

that Jesus is LORD, that is, the same LORD God of the Old Testament.

Instead of 30 days of Mourning, we have a lifetime of JOY… because our Redeemer lives.

When a community experienced something tragic, they declare a week of mourning.  The death of Christ; instead of mourning God declared a lifetime of JOY…

So today one may ask…Where is Jesus?  He is…right where He said He would be, in our hearts. The Holy Spirit descended as Jesus said, He would send us a comforter… John 14:16

Life is a Sojourn as we are mere travelers through earth’s journey.  Choose the right pathway so that you will come out at the other end in the right place.

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

All the intellect gained in this life will be meaningless. Jesus said we are to come to Him like a Child, and these two fundamental facts taught are the most truthful and direct, most of us learned these in Sunday school.

 

  1. Jesus loves me this I know because the Bible tells me so….
  2. For God so loved the World, that he gave His only begotten Son…

Come to Christ in simple faith… Trust Him and give Him Preeminence in your life, He will fulfill your desires.

Psalm 37:4

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus as You said, You will send us a Comforter, and Lord in You we are comforted by your Saving Grace. Lord thank You for Your Divine Redemption as we praise You and give You first-place in our lives, Thank You for our Visitors and grant us all Your Providence, To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore... Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUvpBphq5og

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j38o4rllvo

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVJguY-A4LU





Devotionals for Saturday April 11, 2020

Topic:  Seek the Lord and receive His Goodness, God desires goodness for us all...

Focus:  While seeking the Lord, seek Him for His mercies, His Love and His Grace, Seek Him to ‘Thank Him’ and to Praise Him for His Majesty, His Divine Gift of Life here and to come as He gave His life for you so that You may have eternal life through Him. Praise our Lord Jesus as we say ‘Our Redeemer Lives’ and we shall see Him on that day.

Commentary: Seek the Lord as He said “you are no longer servants, but friends” …

 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 |

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Note: The Text refers to ‘The World’ but in context… God was referring to the ‘people’ of the World, as He said, ‘Whosoever believes in Him shall not perish’.

Remember the most profound statement ever said on earth was said by Jesus, when He said…” I am not of this world”

Good News…

A Patient & Merciful God… God through His Son Jesus came that we could be saved from the consequences of our sins

2016 years ago, yes, we are in 2020 and on that first day of our calendar year Christ was born in Bethlehem fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 53 written 700+ years before the first day of 2016.

Principle: The Good News is that God has a plan inspite of our shortcoming…

He came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly… A statement made by Jesus himself; John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. In Context | Full Chapter |

His Redemption: 1 Peter 1:18-19 NIV

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

His Eternal Faithfulness:

John 11:25-26 New King James Version (NKJV)

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” New King James Version (NKJV)

His Faithfulness-

And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.” John 10:28-30 NKJV

It is already done by the Redeemer:

Mark 11:22-24 New International Version (NIV)

22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Action/Coming to our Lord: Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 

Conclusion

Come to our Lord today as He said come unto Him and He will receive you and forgive you of your sin(s) and you will be a new creation in Christ.

Pray... Lord Jesus I come in Faith accepting Your gift of Salvation and chose to be alive in You by your Grace my Lord. Lord Jesus receive me as I repent of my sin and accept your great Salvation by your Blood of Atonement, and I seek Your divine guidance in my life, to you Lord be the Glory... Amen. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord we come to praise You and proclaim You as our Eternal-Sovereign God. Thank You Lord Jesus for this day and Lord because of You it is a Good Day as we Pray for our brothers and sisters and all, so they too will have a Good-Day. Lord as we know that this Day is made by You and all things are made new in You, let us be reminded that this Good time will continue in spite of the ‘end’-times that we face. Lord let us use this day to pray for our Visitors and those who are seeking You to be blessed with Your Peace. We give You preeminence in our lives knowing that we shall see You as You are Jesus Messiah… To You be the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4x5QTMtVx4&list=PLFA2C4A7500766137

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d1y6iQLdLE&list=PLCF8C2B23671C0101&index=2

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH_kVTgptpU&list=PL7C6CCF9FA3E7DB37

Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’



Devotionals for Friday April 10th, 2020

Today is ‘Good’ Friday why is it called good when this is the day they crucified Christ?

Focus: Jesus’ Sacrifice on the Cross for our Sins… Thanks to our Redeemer

Text:  John 19: 28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Commentary: Today is Good Friday…  How could we call this day Good?  A day that our Lord Jesus was arrested, flogged, Mocked and crown with a ‘crown’ of thorn, and they slapped our Lord…

John 18:6 New International Version (NIV)

When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

( When they came to arrest Jesus, He asked whom do they seek, as said… ” I am He” the contingent of soldiers fell to the ground.

Jesus restrained His power and endured the torture for our sake.   Remember that over 7 centuries before Jesus was born of a Virgin, the prophet Isaiah foretold about the Crucifixion of Jesus in Isaiah 53…. Even before Isaiah God told Moses and his people to slaughter a Lamb but not to break any of the bones, and use the Blood to mark their doorposts to be protected from the angel of death, this being the Passover, and Jesus is the Lamb of God, and the scripture said none of His bone would be broken….Our Lord made that ultimate Sacrifice for our sins…. Not only did His Blood wash our sins away, He made us Joint-Heir to His Kingdom.

The Crucifixion was a day that has never been seen again when the Sun went dark at noon for three hours.

There are three important events in the history of the world. One; is the Birth of Jesus born of a Virgin, Secondly; The Crucifixion and Thirdly; the Resurrection of Jesus. Yet there is one more event to come, and this is the Return of the Lord.

Conclusion:  Resurrection Morning is a day like no other day in the History of mankind.  We need to stop and think on this as no one has ever returned from the dead., except Jesus.  Jesus said “I am not of this world” His Kingdom is from another place John 19: Verse 38.  When we consider the Miracle of Jesus’ Resurrection, we need to measure what he also said, “In Him we shall also have Life and Life abundantly… and By His Blood we are cleansed and by his Grace we are Saved.  Praise God that Jesus our Redeemer lives, and Jesus our Incarnate God will be there to greet us, just as He did in welcoming Stephen into His Kingdom. For those that know our Lord and accepted Jesus as our Redeemer; just as when Stephen was stoned to death and transitioned into the presence of Jesus so are those in Christ. Woodlawn # 1, 2, 3 5 Etc are also with many empty graves for those in Christ, as the Scriptures said, to be absent from the body and be Present with our Lord…. Praise our Lord Jesus for He is Worthy, He is Supreme, and He is Eternal, and He Loves you…

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Risen Lord we come.  Lord we affirm today that our Redeemer lives and You Lord Jesus is on the Throne of Righteousness. Lord as you intercedes for us we come and Praise you as we look forward to Resurrection Day a day that You our Lord Rose Triumphantly. Lord we thank You for Your Redemption and by your Grace we can look tot hat day when we shall see You as You are.  Lord bless our Visitors as we seek your Divine Blessings and Your Favors to us all. We pray in your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW7UgzFG4v4



Thursday: April 9, 2020

                Never give up – Keep praying for your loved ones and those you want to know Christ.

Focus:  Once thing for sure, the Lord answers prayers, and He never forgets, He is Omniscient, He is Omnipotent, and our Lord will never leave us nor forsake us.  

Commentary: 

The global state of commerce being partially shut is intended to hurt the population causing them to be stressed and the ones that invented this Virus will enter the scene with a vaccine that is also the method of imprinting the mark of the beast???

Is the Prophecy being fulfilled? 

Revelation 13:17, NIV: "so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark of the beast”, ...  Revelation makes it clear that true believers will reject this mark (Revelation ... on the forehead, everyone will be required to display it in order to purchase ... The first beast dominates the final form of the Roman Empire and sets himself up ... 

We do not believe in conspiracy theory, but as said, history has a way of repeating itself.

The intent of mankind to wield their ‘Power’ this is what they need to know… The ultimate power is from God, and no weapon formed against His people will prosper.  

The easiest way for those attempting to dominate is for them to lose their monetary wealth and when their resources are drained then become like a wilted plant, that is only good to be thrown into the trash heap.

 As we reflect on the wonderful Grace of God, He sent His Son Jesus.

When we look as the top richest individuals, is God using them? Yet, God used Shepherds to bring His Good News, and many ‘unknown’ as angels.

Do not neglect to entertain strangers, because somewhere or sometime an angel of our Lord will be sent to you…

The NKJV Bible mention the presence of Angels 190 times. One of the most profound visit of an angel was… Matthew 1:20

But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

The Divine Super-Natural powers of our God far exceeds our thinking abilities… so today we stand in awe of the great things our Lord has done for us, His Divine Redemption through his Crucifixion and His Triumphant Resurrection.  Knowing this we are more awe-struck that Jesus who is God Incarnate would do this for us, yes, he did!  Because we are His greatest treasures, when He created us in His Likeness, He said it was Good… so why did He had to die? Because mankind fell from His Grace, He came to redeem us we are descendant of Adam whom He created, and by the sin of Adam we are all sinners. 

EVENING:

What a privilege our Lord has given us… Through His Death and Resurrection, we have His Divine Redemption. You may say…why do I need to be redeemed? I am going to die someday and what do I know or care?  Guess what? You will never die, because you are carefully and wonderfully made in the Likeness of God, and as such we will never die. The Word of God said… It is appointed unto to man to die once and after that the judgment; here we see a very contradictory statement, how can you be around for the judgment if you died?  Because we really never die, and even after the judgment we will live forever.  In Christ we will have a life of Splendor, without Christ we are separated from God forever in a place of desolation.  

Modern man will say… how can a loving God put him in a place of perpetual desolation (Hell) Yes, He will as His ‘Fair-Warning’ will end on the Day of the Lord. And the Bible also tells us that …  Peter 3:10

[The Day of the Lord] But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 

Our Lord is a Loving God, but He is also a God of a consuming fire.  Hebrews 12:29

For our God is a consuming fire.

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:7-9

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus we thank You for Your assurance that in You Lord we have peace and in You we have Victory. Lord we thank You for interceding for us to the Father as no one comes to the Father unless through Your Lord. Lord today we thank You for the privilege of serving You and bringing Your Good News to may for Your Glory. Lord bless our many Visitors and grant Your Favors upon us all as we go in faith. Lord we thank you for Your Grace as we call upon Your Name and to You Lord Jesus is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen. 

Praise:    

English:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxsMxwzWTww&list=PLFA2C4A7500766137

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q444bzsehU&list=RD0Q444bzsehU#t=28

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss8yJLMBecs&list=RDgppIwdmFuKw




Devotionals for Wednesday April 8th, 2020

Topic:   The Truth will set you Free… Lies will trap you and the end is finishing bad.

Focus:

TEXT: John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

In Context | Full Chapter |

John 8:32

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” In Context | Full Chapter |

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Lies will always fail the liars…

Acts 5 New King James Version (NKJV)

Lying to the Holy Spirit

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.

Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?”

She said, “Yes, for so much.”

Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” 

10 Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband. 11 So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things.

The Truth will always prevail – A Flower a Day, a short story of telling the truth…

Once upon a time there were two friends who lived in a palace with their families, who worked in service of the King. One of these boys knew a girl he liked so much that he wanted to give her a present.

One day, he was walking with his friend in the main palace hall, and he saw a big vase filled with the loveliest flowers you could imagine. He decided to take one to give to the girl, thinking that no one would see him do so. He did the same thing the next day, and the next, and the next... until, one day, the King noticed how few flowers were left in the vase. He was so angry that he called everyone in the palace to assemble.

When they were all before the King, the boy thought he should say it had been him who took the flowers. However, his friend told him to be quiet, because the King would be terribly angry with him. The boy was paralyzed with fear, but when the King came near, he decided to confess.

As soon as the boy said that he had done it, the King went red with anger, but on hearing what the boy had done with the flowers, a smile appeared on the King's face, and he said,

"I couldn't have thought of a better use for my flowers."

And, from that day, the boy and the King became great friends. They went to the vase and took two of those wonderful flowers, one for the girl, and the other for the Queen.

God will not be mocked… Come clean, but our ‘clean’ is still a dirty rag…so coming to the Lord He will set you free as His Blood of Redemption purifies the heart. And the Bible said…

Ecclesiastes 9:3

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: that one thing happens to all. Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. In Context | Full Chapter |

Mark 14:24

And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. In Context | Full Chapter |

Celebrate Victory in Christ… He called you, He saved you, and He made you a Joint Heir in His Kingdom, Go tell the world this Good News.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we celebrate Victory and we go in Faith telling the world of Your Redeeming Grace.  We thank You Lord for our Visitors and we seek Your Divine Blessings on each and everyone. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDbllO1LrvM&list=RDqDbllO1LrvM

Spanish:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7olE7NAiII

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



Devotionals for Tuesday April 7th, 2020

Topic:    God’s Plan = TRUTH – Man’s Plan = Hidden Agenda


Focus:   The science of marketing used by media giants today is significantly dependent on ‘Tracking’ your search and shopping habits. The new Chip in your Credit Card; EMV -- which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa are a dynamic digital security method that is not constant, therefore to it is more difficult to replicate the card by a fraudster.

While the EMV Chip may be better than the data-strip cards, they may be more vulnerable to fraud as the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) can be accessed while your Card is in your pocket.

The question is… Is EMV Chip a prelude to receive a mark on the hand or on the foreheads?

Revelation 13:15-17 (NKJV)

15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or[a] the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Not to be fearmongering, but the ‘hidden-agenda’ of man may be in fact the agenda of the evil one.  The event of Eve being tempted by the ‘Serpent’ is being applied on a grander scale.

Truly the Word of God will prevail and what was given to John by the Lord to write in His Revelation, it appears that all of what Revelation 13: 17 said… and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or[a] the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Someone wrote that she declined her credit card with a chip, she later discovered that she could not access her bank account.  The hidden agenda is starting to be revealed.

We may say let’s hope this isn’t so… but we may ask’ are we there yet?  At this point the only sure thing is…’The King is Coming’

Revelation 11:15

Seventh Trumpet: The Kingdom Proclaimed] 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!” 

Fear not… These are the Words of the Lord:

Matthew 10:26

Therefore, do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known.

Isaiah 41:10 

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

To our Lord there is nothing Spooky and unsettling… His divine Grace was displayed here on earth at Calvary… There is nothing spooky but all Divine… The Curtain separating the Inner Sanctum of the Temple was torn when Christ said…” It is Finished” the Sun went dark for three hours, a darkness that was without shadows.  He Rose from the Dead on the Third Day, He Ascended into heaven by Levitation. 

So, our Prayers and Brain waves are heard by our Lord even a billion all at once but individually for each of us.

Use this Divine Power that our Almighty God gave us, and not only did He give us this power He gave us an even higher power to ‘elevate’ us to Him through His Son Jesus whom He made the Sole Mediator between us and God.

Knowing Him – Fellowship in Oneness:

Let it be Your Will Lord… John 1:14

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:16

Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.

 

John 1:17

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today we Praise You for Your Majestic power knowing that You are the Incarnate God of Your Holy Spirit. Lord we are in awe of the vastness of the universe that you have made and given mankind domination over Your Creation. Lord we had such privilege that was squandered in the garden of Eden, but Lord Your Un-Conditional love for us You Mercies we have and Your Redemption made available to us all, we thank You for your Grace and we accept Your Gift of Salvation in You Lord. Lord thank You for remembering us just as You remembered Noah and replenished the earth and we today are here because of Your Grace. Lord bless our Visitors and grant as Your Peace and Favors Lord. 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=Cc0QVWzCv9k&list=PL898504D338CE4764

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw-dEMIMJJc&list=PL5DA6B3BED7BB96E6

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnSbOxlOvgc&list=PL7pD1fTEyK0wMF7fcnPSiaQzbqfdAttWd

Think on this today:

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.





Devotionals for Monday April 6th, 2020

Topic:   Begin with yourself. Make changes from within…

Focus: Change from within begins with Love, Forgiveness, caring for others and Seeking God’s Peace…

We are addressing the apostasy and drifting away from the Lord… Statistics is showing the decline of Christianity and the growth of other religious groups.  Is this a fact? Or is it just a posturing by the mainstream media?  In the business world the fraudsters use the Pump & Dump method of getting followers that result in the sale of their stocks.

The principle of the ‘Pump & Dump’ process is built on the ‘sheep-syndrome’ which is defined as… Sheep Syndrome refers to the oblivious mindset of a people within society who unawares support a movement or ideology which is potentially dangerous to the well-being and safety of their community.

Hitler ran a great Pump & Dump operation, and many cults apply this principle.  Many religious groups including Islam claiming to be the fastest growing, but this is a myth. 

The fastest growing in China… The Telegraph News: China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years. The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America.

Update to the above article, the sentiment of the Chinese Communist today is now very much against Christianity due to the current leadership.

Where is your ‘Comfort-zone’? It’s all ‘Paid-for’ by Jesus our Redeemer who suffered so that we could have His Peace & comfort.

God blesses those who takes risks for Him, but the risk is insured by faith

Text:  James 5:7 [Be Patient and Persevering] Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.

Matthew 5: 43-45 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45. That you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Conclusion:

The Lord’s blessing to let it rain on the just and the unjust is because He is not partial, and He made no preference, but one preference to all in Unity, as we are all sinners, and by his Grace we are Redeemed. So even the un-redeemed are beneficiary of His showers of Blessings, because they too shall come to know him and be also redeemed.

 But His great commission to us to bring the Gospels to all and spread the Good News to the ends of Earth is to be our mission for His Glory.

Principle: Not only do we have his assurance; it is eternal as we lay up treasures in heaven as his faithfulness abounds. Ephesians 2: 8-9 New International Version (NIV)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

EVENING: Never a Busy signal… Calling on the Lord, He is Omniscience, Omnipotent and Eternal.

Prayer: Lord Jesus we come knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness and no one comes to the Father unless through You. Lord today as we seek your Divine guidance and thank You for our Visitors and we ask Your Providence and above all Your Redemption on us all.  Lord bless this day as we go with the Peace from you knowing that You our Redeemer Lives and we can boldly come to You. Lord in Faith we go with your Assurance. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUwXo0jgORI&list=RDMMo_Q-dK1ShA4&index=8

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkkzDLeB3Pg&list=RDgkkzDLeB3Pg&start_radio=1

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJMMuM4VZH0

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Topics for Week of March 30th thru April 5th, 2020

Text:

Romans 11:29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.

Romans 12:6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith

 

Monday: March 30, 2020             

What Gifts did you receive from God?

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Tuesday: March 31, 2020             

Some are given the gift of Hope, Some healing, and some Leadership

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Wednesday: April 1, 2020            

Using your God given Gift for a purpose. What is your purpose?

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Thursday: April 2, 2020                 

A talented person is given much abilities, are we using it?

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Friday: April 3, 2020                       

A special ability to be artistic, but also given discernment and …

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Saturday: April 4, 2020                 

To Whom Much is Given, Much Will Be Required. To whom much is given, much will be required (Luke 12:48).

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Sunday: April 5, 2020                     

Romans 11:35 35 “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?”

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

     Sunday: April 5, 2020                     

Romans 11:35 35 “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?”

Many do have some reservation about todays’ ‘Prosperity doctrine’ but we must recognize that each of us are given different gifts. Therefore…

We must never touch the anointed by declaring that they are preaching prosperity doctrine…

Certain preachers may focus on wealth and prosperity, but this must now be overshadowed by being good stewards.  As declared by Andrew Carnegie, who felt that his vast fortune was a divine intervention given him that he could say…

The Gospel of Wealth was an idea made popular by industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1889. In an article he wrote titled “Wealth”, Carnegie described his belief that it was the moral responsibility of the rich (especially the self-made rich) to tackle wealth inequality by giving their surplus wealth to those who were less fortunate. Carnegie argued that the rich should give to any number of public institutions, including libraries, museums, and concert halls.

So, let us know that God is a God of Abundance,

2 Corinthians 1:5

For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

Romans 11:33-36 New International Version (NIV)

33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
    How unsearchable his judgments,
    and his paths beyond tracing out!
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?”
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.

So, let’s set aside the political divide of the county, and for those that continue to deny Christ and to oppose the agenda of the Lord, let them be aware…

Matthew 10:26

 “So, do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. In Context | Full Chapter |

While we enjoy the moments of this wonderful Sunday, let us reaffirm the assurance of the Lord.

Let us pray for the country and leaders to be aware of…

Galatians 2:21

To not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” In Context | Full Chapter 

Remember…  The Word of Jesus:

John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Prayer:

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

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

Praise:

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

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

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




Saturday: April 4, 2020

To Whom Much is Given, Much Will Be Required. To whom much is given, much will be required (Luke 12:48).

Here is the situation that we face today, as the coronavirus continues to plague the countries on a global scale there's only one nation that is recognizing that this is a journey to the promised land.  Just see how the Lord provided for the Israelites during their journey to Canaan they were provided with everything that they need. As we read today of 701,000 job losses we must be reminded that we have a leader that he was selected to  provide the Lords Providence that God provided to him so that the 701,000 job loss will not be truly a loss they are in fact on paid furloughs and they are paid for the next months that will take them through to the commencement of the recovery. At this point we are providing this as a ‘good report’ filled with faith. So, the vision of what is coming… we will be entering the recovery period.

If we do not have faith we cannot conquer because so that were sent to survey the promised land came back with a very gloomy report, it was Joshua and Caleb who came back with hope and a vision in faith that the land is already given and will be conquered. Unless we do the same, we will be like those lacking faith living in fear and did not know the faithfulness of God

As we face the next coming days let us be Joshua and Caleb let us move to victory today looking to the days of abundance that our Lord has endowed for those in faith in Him.

Play for our president,  vice president and all those engaged in serving this country and Declaring by the Holy Spirit, pray that they will be sustained and that the fiery darts of the evil ones will be deflected In The name of Jesus.

The Lord has mightily blessed us, and we thank Him, Praise the Lord and give our Lord Jesus preeminence in all things.

Genesis 45: 4-11

God sent Joseph ahead to save His people…

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping. But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

“So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay. 10 You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me—you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have. 11 I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.’

Blessings

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Prayer:

Today as we reflect on the leadership enabled by You Lord to Moses, You empowered him and allowed his leadership to bring Your people to the Promised-Land. Lord as Joseph told his brothers, God sent me ahead of you.  7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. Today, we thank You Lord for providing the storehouse of wealth to our nation, so that there will be sufficient resources to provide to many as the nation undergo a lockdown. Yet Your Mercies abound, and Your Providence prevail in our lives. Thank You Lord, and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1fwZtKJSM&list=RDACide6XWQC4&index=7

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACide6XWQC4&list=RDACide6XWQC4&start_radio=1

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




Friday: April 3, 2020

A special ability to be artistic, but also given discernment and …

What’s better…  Discernment, Trust, Faith, or; Grace? make a choice… 

Choose all the above and focus on God’s Grace.

Grace is ‘Un-deserved’ we cannot demand it, nor can we purchase it.

James 3: NIV

Two Kinds of Wisdom

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

Be Still and Know that He is God…

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for...And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:1-2, 6

Father bring to my mind the ways I have doubted you and forgive me for the times I have questioned your character and goodness. Forgive me for twisting your Word to mean something other than what you intended, and for not believing your promises.  Help me reject the crafty whispers of doubt the enemy brings to my mind and listen only to the voice of my Good Shepherd.

His Faithfulness:

Ephesians 2: But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Use the power you have today, are you aware of it? Find it and use it for His Glory

 The Scripture has much to say about this…

Romans 1:4

and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

 

Romans 15:19

by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. So, from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. In | Full Chapter | Other Translations

1 Corinthians 1:17

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

1 Corinthians 1:18

Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom] For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Ephesians 3:18

may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, In Context | Full Chapter |

The Power of God’s Love through Jesus our Redeemer, He has granted His Holy Spirit that empowers us, as we with all the Lord’s people. Because all those He has called through Christ we are given the Power from Him and the Wisdom from the Lord.

Prayer: 

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come.  Lord Jesus today as we go in faith, we thank You for Your Providence and Your guidance.  Lord as we place all in Your hands, we seek Your Divine blessings on our Visitors and Praise You for Your Graciousness.  To You Lord Jesus be the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XE0M5kuu80  




Thursday: April 2, 2020                 

A talented person is given much abilities, are we using it?

2 Corinthians 9:8

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

as Jesus said…

AMP John 10:10

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].

God gave us a sound mind…

2 Timothy 1:7 [Full Chapter]

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

Moses said “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent”, So, the Lord empowered him...

Yesterday we spoke of ‘fear of public-speaking’. Speaking to a king may even be more fearsome… Moses had no idea that God had chosen him to lead His people out of bondage.  We too are more or less like Moses, why? Maybe the Lord has chosen you to be a part of what He would like to accomplish, do you have any idea what that might be?

When Moses told the Lord that  “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?” Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

“A staff,” he replied.

Exodus 4:3

The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground, and it became a snake, and he ran from it. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So, Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand. “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous[a]—it had become as white as snow.

“Now put it back into your cloak,” he said. So, Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.

Then the Lord said, “If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second. But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.”

10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”

11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”

14 Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you.15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”

Even today, God through His Son Jesus is using ordinary people to perform His mission. God is not dead, He is alive, He is Omniscient, Omnipotent and is the same Yesterday and Today.

His Faithfulness:

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

Coming to the Lord: Go to the Green-Pasture page: http://www.goodnewsforever.org/Store.html

Prayers: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus as our sole Mediator to the Father we gather in Your Holy Name and we praise You this day for Your Graciousness and we thank you for Your Divine Redemption knowing that Your reference to the Poor includes us, but Lord You have paid it all… and Lord we give You first Place in all as You Lord Jesus is Preeminent as King of kings and Lord of all.  We thank You for our Visitors and we seek Your blessings and Your Providence upon us all. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  Spanish, Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAgGv2YwFpw





Wednesday: April 1, 2020 

Using your God given Gift for a purpose. What is your purpose?

Each of us are given gifts for a purpose, while we are born with ‘Free-Will” and yet we did not ask to be born. But give thanks that you are alive and can choose to do whatever you wish.  With this said, we need to know this…

Romans 11:29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.

Romans 12:6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith.

Jesus did this for you, have you shared this to others?

What did Jesus do for you? You may know it or you may not, one of the most important thing in your life that you have or you may have not yet found was done for you by Jesus.

Read carefully… we said, ‘The most important thing in your life’. So, what is your most important possession you have or the most important event in your life? Many times, things that we do or choose to do did not seems important until the need arises.

Many times, Jesus spoke of ‘If’ and this is addressed to each of us.

John 14:2-4 (NKJV)

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. 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. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” Jesus did go, but the caveat is…And if I go and prepare a place for you, He was saying He wasn’t going to build for ‘All’, this means that Salvation is not by default, we have to come and accept Him.

The Divine Super-Natural powers of our God far exceeds our thinking abilities… so today we stand in awe of the great things our Lord has done for us; His Divine Redemption through his Crucifixion and His Triumphant Resurrection.  Knowing this we are more awe-struck that Jesus who is God Incarnate would do this for us, yes, he did!  Because we are His greatest treasures, when He created us in His Likeness, He said it was Good… so why did He had to die? Because mankind fell from His Grace, He came to redeem us.  Just as Jesus is of the linage of David through Joseph His earthly father that fulfilled the prophecy written over 700 years before Christ was born, we are descendant of Adam whom He created, and by the sin of Adam we are all sinners.

EVENING:

What a privilege our Lord has given us… Through His Death and Resurrection, we have His Divine Redemption. You may say…why do I need to be redeemed? I am going to die someday and what do I know or care?  Guess what? You will never die, because you are carefully and wonderfully made in the Likeness of God, and as such we will never die. The Word of God said… It is appointed unto to man to die once and after that the judgment; here we see a very contradictory statement, how can you be around for the judgment if you died?  Because we really never die, and even after the judgment we will live forever. 

In Christ we will have a life of Splendor, without Christ we are separated from God forever in a place of desolation. 

Modern man will say… how can a loving God put him in a place of perpetual desolation (Hell) Yes, He will as His ‘Fair-Warning’ will end on the Day of the Lord. And the Bible also tells us that …  Peter 3:10

[The Day of the Lord] But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.2 Peter 3:9-11 (in Context) 2 Peter 3 (Whole Chapter)

Our Lord is a Loving God but He is also a God of a consuming fire.  Hebrews 12:29

For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28-29 (in Context) Hebrews 12 (Whole Chapter) 

Friends today our message is a little mix of ‘Fire and Brimstone' tone, but there is GOOD NEWS Because He is ready to receive you and make you a Victor and not a Victim…

2 Corinthians 8:9

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. 2 Corinthians 8:8-10 (in Context) 2 Corinthians 8 (Whole Chapter)

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:7-9 (in Context)

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus we thank You for Your assurance that in You Lord we have peace and in You we have Victory. Lord we thank You for interceding for us to the Father as no one comes to the Father unless through Your Lord. Lord today we thank You for the privilege of serving You and bringing Your Good News to may for Your Glory. Lord bless our many Visitors and grant Your Favors upon us all as we go in faith. Lord we thank you for Your Grace as we call upon Your Name and to You Lord Jesus is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

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Praise:    

English:               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxsMxwzWTww&list=PLFA2C4A7500766137

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4639KXolik4&list=RDMsxRguPlY58

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss8yJLMBecs&list=RDgppIwdmFuKw