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Devotionals for Monday February 29th, 2016

MORNING:


Topic: The Protocol of prayers… Thank The Father for the privilege. Thank the Lord Jesus for presenting you to The Father…

Prayer is a Two-way conversation to the Lord…

Jesus who is the only Mediator between man and God is not our Santa Claus… The annual Santa visits by the kids serve one single purpose, to answer the question from Santa, have you been a good boy or a good girl… then the next is to tell Santa what you want for Christmas.  Santa is just a seasonal figure dressed as a Shopping Mall attraction.

So coming in the presence of our Lord we should know that He is God and we are presented by His Son our Mediator… and it is a ‘Privilege’ to be in His Holy presence made possible only by the Righteousness of His Son Jesus.  Can you think of the things that you would say to God if you were to meet Him in person this afternoon?  Would you simply say Lord where is that favor I prayed about last night and the night before? Or would you say to Him… Lord I am honored to be in Your Holy presence.

No one has ever seen God, except His Son; Jesus said He (Jesus) was before Abraham and when God said; Let ‘Us’ make man in ‘our’ likeness God was with Jesus.

TEXT: Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary:

Yesterday we spoke about …Jesus is not the 3rd Party in our Prayers. We are repeating this as we feel there is a ‘void’ when a prayer is simply ended by…’In Jesus name we pray’ as this addresses Jesus as an absentee in the prayer.

Jesus is not just a ‘By-stander’ He is our Mediator and He is always present when we come to the Father…

•              There are no One on One Prayers to the Father… why? Because Jesus said; “No one comes to the Father unless through me”.  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.

•              So when we end our prayers to the Father and abruptly say…” In Jesus name we pray” are we making an inference to Jesus being 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.

By ending abruptly saying “in Jesus name we pray” …  you are addressing Jesus as he was not part of your prayer, our prayers should end with a salutation acknowledging that Jesus is Sovereign and Eternal. Ending with … ‘in Jesus name’ is too superficial.  The Lord Jesus is Supreme and Eternal and to Him is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… 

Because His Prayer (The Lord’s Prayer) ends with, ‘For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory’… Amen,

Again we want to spread the news that Jesus is not the ‘New-Kid’ on the block… He said before Abraham was He was… The I AM…  and He is Omniscient and by His Sovereignty our Lord Jesus and His Supreme and Eternal.

Coming to The Lord:

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 

John 6:37  All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Our Redeemer Lives! He came that you will have an abundant life and have it ‘more-abundantly’

Praise Him for His Love and His Divine Redemption, Jesus paid-it-all, come and be made a Joint-Heir by His Grace.

A brief reference to “JOY” and the Joy of the Lord is Eternal, Happiness is a momentary experience.

  • Joy is perpetual as it is a source of Splendor from the Lord.
  • Splendor is a state glorified by the presence of the Lord Jesus.
  • Boasting is to ‘posture’ and we read about the Philistine Goliath how he boasted of what he would do to the little shepherd boy David, we all know the outcome of this match.
  • Affirming is not boasting but is can be ‘Boldly’ stated just like when Job who was experiencing pain and suffering, yet Job said…

 Job 19:25-26 New King James Version (NKJV)

25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,

Today as we start this new week let us focus on what’s important, the moment in time, as your sins are removed as far as the east is from the west when you come to Christ and repent. Let the political polls and the pollsters do their own thing as we say that our Lord Jesus is in charge and nothing man can do will change the outcome of what is stated in the scriptures. So rejoice and be glad that we have a Savior who is Christ Jesus.

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

Praise: For I know my Redeemer lives…

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sTYLgfueUE&list=RD_sTYLgfueUE

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjb8KOmD454&list=PLvP1k_XN3DJAkYLgDYVg0PD2Xa-J6-_Wa

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Devotionals for Sunday February 28th, 2016

MORNING:


Topic: Grow in faith… Walk with him through fellowship with others as He will be in your midst…

 

TEXT: Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary: Jesus is not the 3rd Party in our Prayers.

Jesus is not just a ‘By-stander’ He is our Mediator

 

Jesus said…

No one comes to the Father without Him…. So when we pray He is in our Midst. There are no One to One Prayers. All prayers are made to God the Father in the Trinity.  Jesus is ‘One’ with the Father as God in the Trinity.  Jesus is our Triune God of Father Son and Holy Spirit.

 

“In Jesus’ name we pray”

Many prayers end with an abrupt ending… ‘In Jesus name we pray’; this is mentioned 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.

 

•             So when we end our prayers to the Father and abruptly say…” In Jesus name we pray” are we making an inference to Jesus who is 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.

 

By ending abruptly saying “in Jesus name we pray” …  you are addressing Jesus as he was not part of your prayer, our prayers should end with a salutation acknowledging that Jesus is Sovereign and Eternal so ‘in Jesus name’ is too superficial.  The Lord Jesus is Supreme and Eternal and to Him is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… 

 

Because His Prayer (The Lord’s Prayer) ends with, ‘For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory’… Amen,

 

Stephen’s final prayer…When Stephen was being stoned by the crowd, he looked up and prayed “Lord Jesus receive my Spirit’ and Stephen saw Jesus standing at the Right-Hand of the Father.

  1. Why did Stephen approach Jesus and not the Father?
  2. Remember ‘No one has ever seen God except Jesus, the Son of God.
  3. The Bible said… God will not tolerate Sin, and will not accept you without the Sanctification of the Atoning-Blood of Jesus.

 

Romans 8:28-30 New King James Version (NKJV)

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

 

God created us as ‘Free-thinkers’ because He trusted us, but we squandered away His Trust.

Can God have regrets? The Bible said yes, He did. But in spite of our disappointment to The Lord, He loved us so much He sent His Son Jesus to Redeem us. Jesus said He was not of this world… the Bible said… For God so loved the ‘world’ and it also warned us against the ‘world’

 

We need to know that Jesus is not the ‘New-Kid’ on the block… He said before Abraham was He was… The I AM…

The Omniscient, the Sovereignty of Jesus and His Supremacy...

 

Coming to The Lord:

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 

 

John 6:37

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

 

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Our Redeemer Lives! He came that you will have an abundant life and have it ‘more-abundantly’

Praise Him for His Love and His Divine Redemption, Jesus paid-it-all, come and be made a Joint-Heir by His Grace.

EVENING:

Because of His Grace we can look to the coming Easter with optimism regardless of circumstances as Jesus said… He will never leave us nor forsake us.   With His Assurance let us look to the coming week knowing that; Jesus did say… John 14: 19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Conclusion:  Suggested ready John 14 John 14: | Full Chapter |

Prayer: Father in Jesus we come knowing that You our Lord Jesus rose triumphantly and You Lord Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and by Your Blood of Atonement we are saved. Your Divine Grace and Your Eminence and Sovereignty was revealed to man over 700 Years before You came to Redeem us. Lord we acknowledge that You were there at the beginning as You were the Light declared by the Father…” Let there be Light”, Lord Jesus today in Faith we seek You and open our hearts to you so that your Holy Spirit will come and by Your Grace our Visitors will be Sealed with Your Blood of Atonement, looking to that day Lord when we shall see You as You are.  In Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, we pray and give You the Power and the Glory, now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoPyLcY6Zv4

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m7tsb7JEgQ

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Devotionals for Saturday February 27th, 2016

MORNING:
Topic: Now that you have the cure for greater than cancer… Share it with others

There is a new cancer drug so potent that maybe one shot could reverse the growth of tumors. According to the recent publication, known as ET743 is a rare extract from a small sea creature found only in the sea off the coast of Florida.

The substance is so rare and so potent that a thimble full of this is worth $58 Million dollars. A thimble full is just about the size of the plastic cap of a small bottled water.

TEXT: Revelation 22:2

down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Ezekiel 47:12

Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.” In Context | Full Chapter | 

Malachi 4:2

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves. In Context | Full Chapter 

Focus: While Cancer is a leading cause of death, we have the cure for greater than Cancer…

What if you knew the cure to life’s most threatening disease and you withheld the secret? 

               

TEXT:    Psalm 86:15

But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in loving kindness and truth.

Psalm 86:14-16 (in Context) Psalm 86 (Whole Chapter)

Text: Genesis 1:29

And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.

We are all provided Natural healing from great tasting fruits from our Lord.  The side effects of some pharmaceutical medicine can cause you more harm than good.

Have you ever stopped to think why God placed man in a Garden with Fruit trees?  While Scriptures said all things provided by our Lord are edible, the emphasis was on Fruit. Even the cakes baked with Figs etc. were prized more than meat, but meat was part of the diet as planned by our Creator.

The ‘Practicing’ medical profession is driven by giant pharmaceutical companies that are driven by Wall Street.  The driving force of today’s medicine is to generate revenue and create stock value based on earnings. There are still a few meaningful institutions seeking to provide true therapy for a cure rather than financial gain. 

His Promise / His Faithfulness:  Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. (The Word of God)

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Our notion of what constitutes Victory must be guided by the will and the Word of God. Why? Because only what’s built by Him will last, without Christ all is for nothing… Our endeavor is as strong as the weakest link. So seek Him and His Eternal Link; because Jesus is the strongest link to the Father...

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Conclusion: 'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing' and 'a little learning is a dangerous thing' have been used synonymously since the 18th century. The Holy Bible is the bestselling book of all times.  The authors are not Yale, Harvard, Princeton or Edinburgh scholars, therefore the Holy Bible is as we addressed it…’Holy’ and inspired by God.  Moses did not write the first books of the Bible, Moses was compiling the data and chronologically putting it together.

More and more of what affects our lives daily are being revealed from the Bible, as it said the leaves of the plant would be our medicine… Natural Herbs and science is now coming around to a Cancer treatment using Turmeric…Some proponents believe turmeric may prevent and slow the growth of a number of types of cancer, particularly tumors of the esophagus, mouth, intestines, stomach, breast, and skin.

Spread the Good News, because Jesus did overcome the world and He provided the Ultimate Cure… Life Everlasting:

John 15:5

“I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

Romans 8: 31 What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything else?

33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with himself.

34 Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No! For he is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us there in heaven.

35 Who then can ever keep Christ’s love from us? When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or destroyed, is it because he doesn’t love us anymore? And if we are hungry or penniless or in danger or threatened with death, has God deserted us?

36 No, for the Scriptures tell us that for his sake we must be ready to face death at every moment of the day—we are like sheep awaiting slaughter; 37 but despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us. 38 For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, 39 or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us.

John 15:16 (The Word of Jesus)

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My Name He may give you.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord today we acknowledge Your wonderful creation by Your Divine Design. Lord just like men in the early years tried to build a tower to heaven, man has used their knowledge to exploit our fellow humans. Lord as You said lay-up treasures in Heaven where it will never deteriorate as we honor You Lord with our possessions, and with the first fruits of all Your increase in our lives, Lord we are persuaded that neither death nor life, not angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, not things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from Your Love Oh God, in You Lord Jesus You are our Savior Jesus Messiah. Bless our Visitors as we pray in Your Name Lord Jesus, and to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Matthew 6: 33-34: 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRQL7wHdYe0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o_BIdAy6A&list=PL34170CE4AF47AC5A

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Devotionals for Friday February 26th, 2016


Topic: What greater gift can you receive after receiving God’s greatest gift? Nothing else, just thank Him

Thoughts for the day: God’s Divine Care – He loves us so much; we are His precious possessions.

Topic:  Our Lord is the ‘Just-in-time’ provider - Owe no man anything as we owe it all to our Lord

Text: Hebrews 13:5 (New International Version, ©2010)

5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Commentary:

Our Lord is our provider and He is the Just-in-time provider. He knows what we have needed of even before we know it. How can our Lord know of my individual need? Yes, he does because He is Omniscience, Omnipresent and Omnipotent.

Debt is one of the bondage of man, and debt to man can be challenging as in the economics of financing… Making only a minimum payment on credit card it is 'virtual slavery'

How do we overcome the debt to man? Trust in God and look to Him as He will provide our needs.

While it is stated on this website that it is not intended to ‘Preach’ it is intended solely as guide, and to provide the function of a virtual GPS, we say that “GPS” stands for “God’s Positive Salvation” it could be just as well be... ‘God’s Positive Solution’ but sometimes ‘Solution’ can be temporary… so we will explore the meaning of HIS ‘Salvation’… It means that God forgives our Sins when we accept His Priceless Gift and it is Permanent; it cannot be taken away, nor can we lose it. 

Because God knows that we are Sinners and we can’t help ourselves. You say that it can never be taken away nor can we lose it, how about when a recipient continues in his sinful way.  Here is what to expect, when we come and accept His Priceless Gift by acknowledging Him as our Redeemer, we are made a new person, you say, I do not want to be any other person but myself, this is a choice, but   by coming to HIM, there will be a spiritual change that will remove the scales from our eyes and to allow us to see and receive His Blessings.

This is great news, that such a Priceless Gift is made available to everyone, but there’s also a time limit, as we are under HIS Grace, and Grace is something un-earned and can be pulled at any time. This is why the Lord said; ‘Today is the day of salvation’; now the bad news… if we do not accept His Grace the future will be without that Life-everlasting that Jesus paid for at Calvary…

The time limit is clearly stated in the Bible… No one knows the time of our Lord’s return, only the Father, because our Heavenly Father is the ‘GREAT I AM’ and HE loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for us, as said in:  John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 

God’s word above refers to the World, but in Verse 18, we will observe that the theme here was “Whoever”

 John 3:18: Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Because He said that all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God, this is why His Redemption is a Priceless Gift, and cannot be purchased or earned.  It is also noted that the key word in the foregoing statement, was “ALL” therefore it means that no one can meet HIS Criterion of being Sinless…. To make us eligible to be redeemed, He died in our place and rose triumphantly, and by this we became eligible though HIS resurrection and He offers this today as His Priceless Gift of Salvation.

Coming to The Lord-The Good NEWS!

Ephesians 2:8-9 Living Bible (TLB) Because of his kindness, you have been saved through trusting Christ. And even trusting is not of yourselves] it too is a gift from God.Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done, so none of us can take any credit for it.

Finding His Rest:

Hebrews 4 [Full Chapter] (TLB)

Although God’s promise still stands—his promise that all may enter his place of rest—we ought to tremble with fear because some of you may be on the verge of failing to get there after all. For this wonderful news—the message that God wants to save us—has been given to us just as it was to those who lived in the time of Moses. But it didn’t do them any good because they didn’t believe it. They didn’t mix it with faith.

For only we who believe God can enter into his place of rest. He has said, “I have sworn in my anger that those who don’t believe me will never get in,” even though he has been ready and waiting for them since the world began. ...

God’s Assurance…

Romans 8:1-3 Living Bible (TLB)

So there is now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit—and this power is mine through Christ Jesus—has freed me from the vicious circle of sin and death. We aren’t saved from sin’s grasp by knowing the commandments of God because we can’t and don’t keep them, but God put into effect a different plan to save us. He sent his own Son in a human body like ours—except that ours are sinful—and destroyed sin’s control over us by giving himself as a sacrifice for our sins.

Let us spread the Joy of His Good News for His Glory… Praise our Lord Jesus.


Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord we thank You for Your Grace Your Divine Redemption and Your Unconditional love. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your Favors as we go in Faith knowing that on that day we shall all see You Lord 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=XzY3MnQhbMU

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXq0vl6rZe0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjvJFvtqbn8&list=PLFA4E59308FC62FB6

               

Remember:  He is the Great “I AM” and all things are possible in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior

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

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Devotionals for Thursday February 25th 2016

TOPIC: “I will see you again” … I am assured of this because I accepted The Lord Jesus as my savior…

 “I want to let you know, I will see you again, as I accepted the Lord Jesus as my personal Savior”, these were the words, coming from the Jewish Father of my Son-In-Law a day before he passed away. I am so proud to repeat this, as he knew me enough to have confided in me that we will meet again…  I have never ‘preached’ to him nor have I ever witnessed to him formally, but I did what was necessary by having a relationship that gave him the message that being a Christian was a graceful thing to be and by the actions and relationships, he reached out and touched my heart by knowing and accepting Jesus as his Lord and savior.  Praise God for this, as for each soul, won for Christ; there is a celebration in Heaven.

The experience above is like when Peter Marshall said to his wife Catherine “I will see you in the morning”, told to her as her beloved husband was passing away, Peter Marshall was a U.S. State Chaplain. Saying goodbyes is a sad occasion, but some time in our lives this is an occasion that we all experience… this moment in life I also experienced as the passing of my beloved wife occurred; just as we were praying and I am thanking our Lord Jesus for guiding my beloved home, thanking Him for His Grace and asking that she may be in His Holy presence, as I ended the prayer she was not responding, I asked her nurse to check her and she said…” she is gone”.   Yes, to be absent from the body and be present with the Lord is an experience given to those who know Jesus and their passing is with a peace that cannot be explained.

2 Corinthians 5 [Full Chapter]

For we know that when this tent we live in now is taken down—when we die and leave these bodies—we will have wonderful new bodies in heaven, homes that will be ours forevermore, made for us by God himself and not by human hands. How weary we grow of our present bodies. That is why we look forward eagerly to the day when we shall have heavenly bodies that we shall put on like new clothes. For we shall not be merely spirits without bodies. ...

The event told of Stephen when he was being stoned to death, Stephen was at peace as he looked up and there was Jesus standing and welcoming him home… Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Acts 7:58-60 (in Context) Acts 7 (Whole Chapter)

Today there is this ‘Priceless Gift” that money cannot buy, and it is freely given… Come to Christ today and you will have His assurance of being able to say… I will see you again.

Coming to our Lord:

Come and receive His Gift to us all, it is Un-Merited as we did not earn it, nor can we buy it is by His Graciousness that we can be a beneficiary.  As He did set us apart from this world. 1 Corinthians 12: 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

Our Lord cleared the way for us to come to HIM:

1 Thessalonians 3:11
Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.
1 Thessalonians 3:10-12 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 3 (Whole Chapter) 

Conclusion:

Hebrews 4:14
Jesus the Great High Priest] Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
Hebrews 4:13-15 (in Context) Hebrews 4 (Whole Chapter) 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come. Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in Your Holy Trinity we come to Praise You and to give You first place in our lives.  Lord we are privileged to bring this ministry of the Good News Forever to many for Your Glory Lord. We thank You and ask Your Divine Blessings on our Visitors and to grant us all Your Favors. Lord, bless this day as we go in Faith and as You said without Faith we cannot please You Lord.  We thank You for Your Grace as Your Grace is all we need.  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=pILU40RtuOs&list=RDpILU40RtuOs#t=30

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyI4tcqcLn0&list=RDAyI4tcqcLn0#t=15

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw20DtPhJpw&list=PL3647BC6ACA64B865

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Devotionals for Wednesday February 24th, 2016


Topic: Your Father is the Great “I AM” and there’s no one greater than Him and He can prove it…

Focus: Jesus said…” I AM” 27 times and He said

  1. John 6:35 King James Version (KJV) 35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
  2. John 6:48 48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
  3. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
  4. John 6:58 "I am the true bread..."

TEXT: Exodus 3:13-14 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

Commentary:

 How strong is your faith?

TEXT: Matthew 14: 28 Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”

The saying… ‘Keep your eyes on the Doughnut and not the hole’ this American saying is telling us focus on what counts.  The ‘hole’ is nothing, it is the Doughnut that counts.  Peter was looking at the waves and not looking at Jesus.  Keep our eyes focused on Jesus; He is the Light of the World.

In live we do the same, we worry about the 'What-Ifs' and not where we are. ‘Today’ is what counts, none of us knows what tomorrow will bring. But we have the ‘Assurance’ of our Lord Jesus that He said... “I came that you may have life and have it more abundantly”

2 Peter 1:3-4 New International Version (NIV)

Confirming One’s Calling and Election

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

God did give us a ‘Rose-Garden’ but our fore-parents (Adam & Eve) squandered it away.  But God through His Love for us sent His son Jesus Christ to redeem us… John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

While we have the Assurance of our Lord, we live in a world that was described in the Holy Bible written 1,950 years ago by the apostle Paul to Timothy.  67 years after the birth of Christ or around 34 years after Christ was Crucified, Paul wrote about the terrible times in the last days, which is as real as if Paul was living this experience. But we are in 2,013 with all of what Paul forecasted to be a reality. 

EVENING:

Guidance for Today.1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 
This means that we can face our tempter by the Power of the Holy Spirit that dwells in us. We rebuke the evil one knowing that HE (Jesus) who is in us is greater than he that is in the world.

Coming to The Lord:

What a Privilege that our Lord has given us… For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. - 1 John 5:4

Finding His Rest:

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus as we end the day and place it all in Your Holy Hands, Lord be with us all as we Praise You and look to You for a new day full of Love and blessed with Your Divine Grace. Lord bless our Visitors as we recognize You as our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You are the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pb7bBhtQvo&list=RD0pb7bBhtQvo#t=0

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6rhe1A1GLQ

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxSY1b_QNPY&list=RDHxSY1b_QNPY#t=2

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Devotionals for Tuesday February 23, 2016


Topic: We can tell the world that you have Power on your side, because God said so…

Focus: You are protected by the most advance shield. It can deflect any weapon aimed at you, and you are equipped with the most-advanced weapon available to man.

TEXT: Ephesians 6:12-14 New International Version (NIV)

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

Commentary:

The scoffer will say if this protection is from God, why are Christians being killed? Read the following Text….

Romans 8:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

Present Suffering and Future Glory

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

2 Corinthians 1:5

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

In Context | Full Chapter |

The Hymn that tells about… When I survey the wondrous Cross it tells all that we see and have doesn’t compare to the glory that Christ has provided for us all…

“Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all”

The suffering of Jesus who did it all for us far exceeds what we experience; and those martyred because of their faith in Christ are sharing in the Glory of an abundant life in the presence of The Lord…

Jesus said “I am not of this world” and He also said that He went to prepare a place for you and ‘If’ He went, He would return and get you so that where He is you will be also... but notice Jesus said ‘If’ He went, but He did go, the word ‘if’ is mean if He was going for ‘you’ He said, He would build a place for ‘you’ ‘if’ you knew Him and accepted His Redemption.

Because God will not tolerate Sin, and we are all sinners, so only by the Grace of the Lord we can be made righteous through Christ who paid it all at Calvary.

To ‘Know of Him’ is a whole lot different from ‘Knowing Him’ our own righteousness cannot save us and if this could, then Jesus died in vain… and God’s plan is not to have any superficial believers or anyone that feels that they are being ‘good-enough; to enter His Kingdom, none of us can every achieve what God endowed to us which was an everlasting life of Splendor, only by the Blood of Christ, and how can this be? Because there’s power in His Blood as He was the unblemished Lamb of God.  This was pre-ordained over 700 years before Christ was born in Bethlehem Isaiah 53 revealed this.

Just like the Blood on the lamb that protected the Israelite from the angel of death protecting them, the Blood of Christ is freely given for the ultimate Passover on the Day of the Lord.

Right now, you can receive His Shield and be named among those whose names are in the Lambs book of life…

Coming to The Lord:

Pray this to come to Know Jesus as he is calling you…

Lord Jesus I come knowing that inly by Your Grace I am saved and as I seek You and repent of my sins I thank You for Your Redemption and ask you Lord to be the author and finisher of my Faith. Lord come into my heart and come into to stay as I go in Faith knowing by Your mercy I am made a new creation in You Lord Jesus. Thank You Lord for saving my soul and Lord let me grow in grace and to tell other of Your love. In You Holy Name I pray Lord Jesus Amen.

His Assurance: 1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:2-4 (in Context) 1 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter) 

1 Peter 1:23

For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:22-24 (in Context) 1 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter) 

Prayer: Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today we come to thank You for Your Grace, Your Love and Your Redemption. Lord, we know that unless You build it, it shall not last. Lord we thank You for being the Solid Rock on which we stand. Lord bless this mission and let it be a blessing for many, as we dedicate this to You for Your Glory.  Lord let this endeavor be fruitful and we thank You Lord for the Visitors and we ask Your Divine Blessing on each one. In Your precious name we pray Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5ZhFN1DXk

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUUEk9q_hR0&list=PLC0A53609B2DD769A

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

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Devotionals for Monday February 22, 2016


Topic: Look up, look forward, and look at God’s faithfulness granted to you in the past and He has more for you.

TEXT: Psalm 19:1 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 191 For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

  • Focus: Look up…  and see the Blue-Yonder the beauty of God’s creation… The heavens declare the Glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
  • Looking forward…  because God is making all thing new…

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5 New International Version (NIV)

  • Look at the faithfulness of God… I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel. Psalm 71:22
  • Look to the Future… Because only goodness comes from the Lord:

David’s Prayer

10 David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,

“Praise be to you, Lord,     the God of our father Israel,

    from everlasting to everlasting.

11 Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.

Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things.

In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.

1 Chronicles 29:10-12New International Version (NIV)

Commentary:

God is not concerned with our agenda, He is concerned with our well-being and He asks only these commandments from Him…  Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.

 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[e] 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Life is full of challenges, but what we wrote above are the simple steps of what God has outlined for us to follow. And if we follow them nothing else matters…

So this Monday as we start the week let us do this… Psalm 46: 10 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

Because He can do these for

  • He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
  • He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
  • He burns the chariot in the fire. Psalm 46: 9

Rest in Him because God said…Jeremiah 29:11-12New International Version (NIV)

11 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. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Call on Him today, as he said he will listen to you…

EVENING:

Good News -His Faithfulness:

We have Victory in Jesus our Lord

Romans 5 New International Version (NIV)

Peace and Hope

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father we come in Jesus our Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity, Lord Jesus thank You for hearing us as we stand at the Cross knowing that You rose triumphantly and ascended to the Throne of Righteousness and by Your Grace Lord we are saved. What a privilege that You have given us to stand in Victory, Lord we Thank You for bringing visitors to this site, as we serve You for Your Glory. We are privileged to be Your Messenger Lord. Bless our visitors and let Your messages bring many to you Lord Jesus, as it is for Your Kingdom Lord. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_MyC6kJzPg&list=PL228F69756650144B

Spanish:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pycOi2h2fIo&list=PL3BC33650D10FCDBB

Chinese:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIt9n2Wjlf8&list=PL8298DAD7DA853E9

 

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Devotionals for Sunday February 21, 2016

TOPIC: You are set-apart… A Royal Priesthood… God’s special possession who took us out of darkness into his Light.

Focus:  Is there a conspiracy against God or against His people? If yes, both are offensive to our Lord.

Thoughts for the day:  Burdens are lifted at Calvary

Commentary: Is God banned from our institutions and government agencies? Man may have made a separation of State and Church, and this action goes far-beyond just separation… It is more like an abolishment of God’s presence from our schools, government buildings and institutions. 

We have a constant battle with those that want to remove the inscription from our currency…” In God we Trust” Today the United States is a major debtor nation with debt of: The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is: 
$19,047,126,605,778.92 Last Updated: Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $62,691 for their share of the U.S. public debt.

Without God’s this country turned from a lending nation to a borrowing nation on the brink of insolvency.

Where is the Good news today?  God is still in charge and we will be humbled, and we should turn to the Lord, then He will heal this land…

2 Chronicles 7:14

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. In Context | Full Chapter 

Text: Luke 16:10
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 
Luke 16:9-11 (in Context) Luke 16 (Whole Chapter)

His Promise & His Faithfulness:

Those that are Faithful He will preserve, we read of His Faithfulness and His rewards to those that run the race to the end in Faith…Luke 19:17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. Luke 19:16-18 (in Context) Luke 19 (Whole Chapter) 

Conclusion:

Landing on the Moon was hailed as a ‘Giant-Step’ for mankind’ yes all of NASA’s achievements are enormous credit to mankind, including this recent success, but there’s is much we do not know…The Bible is the wealth of knowledge, and in fact provided many clues to the team of NASA in the early days.


As we see the recent steps backward by authorities that are banning prayers in the name of Jesus our Lord; yes, in many places including: Schools, institutions and public buildings. Simultaneously we see the wrath of our God upon us.  This nation has never owed so much, never was so overt about things that are against the teaching of our Creator. And as we like to say here at Good News Forever “The Best is Yet to Come’ but before the Best, there will be more time of endurance.  Those that are running the Race for our Lord, let us Run knowing that there is a prize at the end of the race.

We hope and pray that there will be a time of turning to our Lord so that He can heal our land… Wake up America! We are losing the race, see what our Lord said about being a good custodian…

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV).

Coming to our Lord:

Come and receive His Gift to us all, it is Un-Merited as we did not earn it, nor can we buy it is by His Graciousness that we can be a beneficiary.  As He did set us apart from this world. 1 Corinthians 12: 27 Nowyou are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

Our Lord cleared the way for us to come to HIM:

1 Thessalonians 3:11
Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.
1 Thessalonians 3:10-12 (in Context) Thessalonians 3 (Whole Chapter) 

 

Conclusion:

Hebrews 4:14
[ Jesus the Great High Priest] Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
Hebrews 4:13-15 (in Context) Hebrews 4 (Whole Chapter) 

 

Prayer:

Father in Heaven we pray in Jesus our Lord and Savior, Lord Jesus today as we come seeking Your divine guidance, we are praying for our Nation as You promised Lord, that if we turn to You and seek You; You will heal our Land… Lord today we are in Faith in the Oneness of You Jesus Messiah.  Lord bless our visitors and grant in us Your Grace as we seek to be a vessel bearing the Good News of Your Salvation. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

 

Praise:

English:           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU5QwuYKIgQ&feature=related

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

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

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Devotionals for Saturday February 20th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:      Is God’s plan all about us? Why would He spend so much time making us His Own? …

 

An example of the extent of God’s plan for one’s life is given in Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. Saul later known as Paul was an avid persecutor of those who followed Christ.  Saul was singled out by Jesus who made him a messenger of the Gospel.

 

The text below is a narrative of what Paul wrote to the Corinthian in the city of Corinth 55 years after the birth of Christ, or around 22 years after the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ.

 

Paul’s mission here is to establish the credence of the Resurrection of Christ and to assure the audience of Jesus’ physical existence after Jesus was raised on the third-day.  Paul attested to Jesus appearing to him, Pauls’ acknowledgement of the love of Christ, for even him who was abnormally born as he referred to himself… the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle.

 

Pau’s outreach to the Corinthians in the city of Corinth which was a center of Commerce and Trade with an active Port. If was also a city of unbridled sin with a temple dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

 

Today there are cities around the world that parallel the city of Corinth.  So are we all living in modern day Corinth?  The message from Paul still rings true today as we are surrounded by communities just like the city of Corinth.

 

1 Corinthians 15: 1-28

 

The Resurrection of Christ

15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

 

For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 11 Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

The Resurrection of the Dead

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

 

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For he “has put everything under his feet.”[c] Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

 

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

Jesus said… Mark 10:15

Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” Mark 10:14-16 (in Context) Mark 10 (Whole Chapter) 

From the mouth of babes: (Bible Study Fellowship-Children’s class)

(Friday, Sept. 27) When a children's leader asked her Level 1 class last week how they knew the Bible was true, one student answered, "Well, who else could write a story like that but God?"

The Bible is all about Jesus… From Genesis through the Psalms, the Songs of Solomon, the Prophecies and the Life of Christ in the Gospels of Matthew Mark, Luke, John and the Acts then the remainder of the Bible is all about Christ and what he has done for us. 

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Jesus said…Matthew 6:25-34 [Full Chapter]

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

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 them33 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 as we look at Your Love, Your Grace, Your promise and Your Divine Redemption, Your Holiness and Righteousness as we thank you Lord Jesus know that You are the Only Mediator between God and men, and You Lord Jesus gave Yourself a ransom for us all. Lord we thank You, we ask You Lord to be with our Visitors and Lord we thank You for this privilege of serving You for Your Glory. Lord we go in faith knowing that all things work together for good to those that loves You Lord and we give You our praises now and forever to You is the Power and the Glory, we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE&spfreload=10

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zy-8uh4C2A&list=RD8zy-8uh4C2A  

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5-cYXkTBRo&list=RDb5-cYXkTBRo

 

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Devotionals for Friday February 19th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:    A good take-off is good, but a good landing is better… So are good beginnings with a strong finish…

When we look at the life of David, who had a strong finish. According to the Bible David the Shepherd boy who would be King…

Are you aiming for success or utopia, or to achieve fulfillment in your life?  David was not aspiring to be king, but God chose him…

Text:  1 Samuel 16-19 New International Version (NIV) Samuel Anoints David 16 

The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” 2 But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” The Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.” 4 Samuel did what the Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, “Do you come in peace?” 5 Samuel replied, “Yes, in peace; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves and come to the sacrifice with me.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.” 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.” 9 Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.” 

10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”

12 So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”

13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David. 

God Chooses Shepherds for many of His assignments…

While David was in the field tending his flock, his degree of success was warding off predators from attacking his flocks.  He had no idea that he would be king over Israel, but the Lord chose him.  We all know about his many exploits, but even then God chose David, do you think that God had no knowledge of David’s future? Including his affairs with Bathsheba and having her husband killed? Most certainly God knew as He knows everything even before it happens. But God who made us, knew that David was still a Man, and He knew that all of man’s intent was carnal and unwieldy so God made a way for us to receive His Forgiveness.  David who wrote many of the Psalms, wrote his Prayer of Repentance and asked God for His forgiveness, and God forgave him and also continued to bless David. 

His Faithfulness:

Because He lives, we shall live forever in His presence…

We Love Him because He first loved us… ever since mankind existed we have been consistently ‘self-centered’ even in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were engaged in their own pursuits, they sought to explore the garden rather than commune with God.  Why? Our Creator made us ‘free-thinkers’ and showered us with His Love and endowed us with the expanse of His creation, looking at the blue ocean at sunrise today I saw a clear sheet of blue glass as far as I could see.  The wonders of His creation, His Life sustaining gifts and above all His Divine Resurrection that conquered death as He gave mankind a ‘second opportunity’ to enter His Restored Eden. 

With His Faithful promise and His Covenant of Redemption, what more can we ask for?  To have the wisdom to know that He said “We are His Special Possession”

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Hebrews 4:14-16 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus the Great High Priest

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Conclusion:

One of mankind’s weakness is temptation, and no one is strong enough to withstand the wiles of the evil one… So to live in Victory, our Lord provided a way for us to overcome the temptation:

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. - 1 Corinthians 10:13

Following the text above of Hebrews 4: 16… Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (End of Text)

 Let us remain vigilant against the things of this world by being in the world but not a part of this world… as He said we are a Chosen generation.

1 Thessalonians 5:2
for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 5 (Whole Chapter) 

Prayer:

Lord Jesus as our favorite Hymn said, For I know in Whom I have believed… We can trust You knowing that all things work for the Good of those who seek You and love You Lord. Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of our Father, today we seek you and your Peace that transcends all understanding. 

Gracious Lord, we thank You for Your love and all that You have endowed and among all Your Redemption to Life-Everlasting, as we look to that day when we shall see You as You are knowing that in You we have Your Abiding Love. Lord Jesus bless this day for all and our many Visitors that seek You and grant to us all Your Peace and Your Divine Favors as we Pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus giving You our Praises and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CMclLT_Hjg&feature=related

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUzjHFGgFgw&list=RDnUzjHFGgFgw#t=7

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4639KXolik4&list=PL0F0A6DE156DE3C64

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Devotionals for Thursday February 18TH, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:        Finding where to hit… is like it’s $10 per hour to fix it, but if you help it’s $15 per hour?

There is a story of a foreign government that purchased an American made Computer under the condition that once delivered there would be no service contract. After a while the computer stopped working, they tried to fix it without success. Finally, they called in the U.S. company to fix it.  The Factory Representative came, did his analytical debugging but the unit would not start, he then took out his stethoscope and listened, then he removed a rubber mallet and struck the computer and it came alive. They asked how much would the fix be? The Technician said $100,000, they said what? that’s too much to just hit the unit, please give us an itemized bill.

The Factory representative presented his detail bill… To find where to Hit $99,999 and to Hit Computer $1.00.

My auto mechanic had a sign in his shop… work done at $10 per hour, but if you help it will be $15 per hour. Most times it will be the weakest link that breaks, or usually it is the $1.00 parts that shuts down the entire system.  Just like yesterday the gate to the entrance of my house stopped working, I called the repair firm and they were off for the holiday. I did nothing and the following morning I said… let me try and see if it works, resetting the little $2.00 toggle switch it started up, apparently moisture had seeped into the contacts and it became corroded, it had rained a few hours before I turned it back on and the moisture reestablished contact.

A few months ago we wrote about that ‘Little-Switch’ that we never use in the car, so what does it do?

We are like a car that is equipped with power options that will not work because the switch is broken, why? The sinful nature of man prevented us from achieving the real power of what our Lord endowed. 

•              When God calls us he has better place for us

•              Never question God

•              Be prepared to move when God tells you to go

•              Be prepared to trust God as his plans for us is to prosper us

•              Safety is not everything, 

•              Ships are safest in harbor but this is not what ships are built for

•              We are called to be agent of God's kinship

•              God never calls you without also sending you out

•              We are called by God to be given His assignment in our lives

•              Grace affects all areas of our lives

Grace and Mission

The principle of mission: His rewards is an abundant life

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

Because we have his assurance it is eternal as we lay up treasures in heaven as His faithfulness abounds

That ‘Little-Switch’ that we have is the Divine ‘Faith’ like a Mustard-Seed… and there will be a day and time when this ‘little-switch’ will be activated. It is the switch that gives us quantum-power to move at the speed of light transitioning to our Lord.

His Faithfulness:

1 Corinthians 15:51-53 New King James Version (NKJV)

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

James 3:  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.

Conclusion:  The Priceless Gift of His Salvation by His Grace can make each of us complete in Him; and when we accept His Priceless Gift, we receive His SEAL that now imparts His Holy Spirit in us.  Therefore, in FAITH come to Jesus and be appointed as ‘Joint-Heir’ through Christ to his Kingdom.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come… Lord Jesus be with us all today as we thank You Lord for our many Visitors, Lord let Your providence flow to each of us as we go in Faith. Lord we thank You for Your Divine Grace and we thank you Lord for Your Redemption as we declare Victory in You Lord Jesus… To You Jesus Messiah, be the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  Victory in Jesus…

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzY3MnQhbMU&spfreload=10

Spanish:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKqBC5c5_G8&list=PLCF5935E6A2E018F1

Chinese:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAc8H86jToI&list=PL61D3E9CEE2CC6885

 

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Devotionals for Wednesday February 17th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:   Finding the key to success… Yes, it’s out there, Just Ask, Seek & Knock and you will get it

These are the parameters of finding the key to success:

Many come to the Lord and pray seeking fulfillment and many receive His blessings and Providence. However, many do not receive an answer, because it is written…

James 4:3 New International Version (NIV)

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

Ask:  Matthew 7: 7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Seek: If you seek Him (Jesus) you will find Him

Knock: and it will be opened unto to you.  The knocking is not only on the door of where Jesus is, you are to also ‘knock’ on the doors of those that you can help.

Opened/Receive: You will receive what you ask if your request is to spread the ‘fragrance’ of the Lord, and while spreading His fragrance some will fall on you, as He will give you sufficient for all, and  more than you will need for yourself.

Jesus said this…

Matthew 7:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

What was He saying, to those that are not worthy of receiving His blessings, He will not ‘cast His pearls to pigs’

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

TEXT: Matthew 6:2

“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Matthew 6:5

Prayer] “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Matthew 6:16

Fasting] “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. In Context | Full Chapter | 

Matthew 7:8

For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary:

Jesus spoke with total clarity except when He spoke in parables.  For today’s intellectuals, Jesus teaching may seems ‘Simplistic’ and the degree of sophistication applied by the intellectual community may think that Jesus’ dialogue was not for them.  Unfortunately, such intellect looking down on what Jesus said such as ‘You must be Born-Again’ and That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.’

Acts 2:21

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

Acts 15:11

But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”

In Context | Full Chapter |

Jesus said….

Mark 10:15

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

In Context | Full Chapter |

EVENING:

Come to Christ today and receive Him, He is waiting and He said this….

John 16:24

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Romans 5:11

And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

Romans 8:15

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” In Context | Full Chapter |

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesu our Lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus thank You for being our Mediator and our Redeemer. Lord we come giving You our Praises and ask that Your blessing be upon us all as we present our Visitors and we are assured that You will never leave us nor forsake us. We give You the Glory Lord Jesus and thank You for the privilege of serving for Your Kingdom… Amen.

Praise:

English/Spanish/Chinese:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzY3MnQhbMU

 

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

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Devotionals for Tuesday February 16th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:      Is time speeding up? Are the Days longer when we are idle or shorter when we are busy?

There is an enormous interest on the subject of time speeding up and the expanding universe…

Scientists basing their assumptions of the Theory of Relevantly that Albert Einstein laid out. God did stopped time as we read…

 Joshua 10:13

So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. In Context | Full Chapter 

The text above in Joshua spoke of the Sun standing still, and this took place when the nation ‘vanquished’ their enemies. The compaction time for a day was probably caused by the quantum physic of God’s angels entering the scene at the speed of light that froze time as how Habakkuk related…

 Habakkuk 3:11

Sun and moon stood still in the heavens at the glint of your flying arrows, at the lightning of your flashing spear. In Context | Full Chapter |

God moves by His Divine Powers… some scientists in their study of time, say that at the end there will be no ‘Time’, and as we move closer to the speed of light time will be compressed. 

The Bible is much more than a History Book; it contains unexplained events that we mere mortals cannot comprehend.  We know where the Tectonic plates are, but we still have yet to learn more about ‘Inner-Space’ that causes Terra-Firma to be like liquid in an earthquake.   

Go to this and see the ‘liquefied movements of a small quake’ in Japan.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8hfCN6k3YE

Genesis 1: 1-7 New International Version (NIV)

The Beginning

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.”

Coming to The Lord… As we consider the wonders of God’s creation, let us focus on this…

Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. In Context | Full Chapter |

We must have faith as a Child….

Mark 10:14

When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.In Context | Full Chapter 

The complexity of Time-Space-Eternity and God’s Divine Creation will forever baffle the minds of humans and while they say earth is over a billion years old, to ponder the age of our Redeemer Jesus; He said He was before Abraham, and He was there at the beginning with the Father.  As we study the book of Revelation we can draw many conclusions that we are in the last days, and no one can prove this, but God’s Word will never past.

When you have been ‘enlightened’ by the Good News, the following text sets you apart, as in Christ you are a new creation, being a child of God.

1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. In Context | Full Chapter |

The Good News… Jesus died for our sins and He rose Triumphantly conquering death, and in Christ we have ever-lasting life.

John 3:16 [Full Chapter]

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Prayer: Father in Jesus our Lord and savior we come… Lord Jesus we thank You for Your Grace and we thank you for receiving us today.  Lord be with our Visitors and Lord let us come as a child trusting your Word and knowing that all things work together for good to all who loves You Lord.  We ask your Divine Providence to each as we go in faith knowing that we are set apart as we look to that day when we shall see You. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…  Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5ZhFN1DXk

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O9O93a1G9I&list=PLE929665F1FB010BE


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Devotionals for Monday February 15th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:    What is the most important item on your agenda today?

We read today about Saul (Paul) who had on his agenda going on the road to Damascus armed with warrants to arrest those who believed in Christ. This was Saul’s agenda, But God had an Agenda for Saul… so the question should be… ‘Lord what do You have on Your Agenda for me today?’ instead of my agenda.

While Saul had his own priority of persecuting Christians, God had His own agenda for Saul. So we will review the Text that demonstrates that God’s Agenda should be our priority.

Saul later known as Paul wrote 11 books in the New Testament… He was a chosen bearer of the Good News and as we read how Jesus chose this radical individual to be His Vessel, so He can choose any of us and you too.

Acts 9 New International Version (NIV)https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/niv/Acts.9

Saul’s Conversion

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.

10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”

“Yes, Lord,” he answered.

11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”

13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.”

15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”

17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength.

Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem

Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. 21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?” 22 Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.

Think on this:

Our world is filled with demands to keep our lives fulfilled putting much pressure on our daily agenda.  The need to maintain shelter, food, family and the daily requirements, so where do we have time to do what Paul did?  This leads us to what Jesus said… Matthew 6:33-34 (NIV)

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

Praising our Lord:

Psalm 25: 1-7   Of David.

1 In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.

2 I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.

5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.

7 Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.

Prayer:  Lord bless this day as we go in faith for this new week of opportunities to present You Lord as our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Father in Your Holy Trinity, Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your Peace and as we thank You Lord for Your Providence in meeting our needs as You know what we have need of even before we ask. Lord be with us as we serve You and enlarge our mission field for Your Glory. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: For I know my Redeemer lives…

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ase8ws4W8&list=RD10ase8ws4W8#t=3

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4639KXolik4&list=PL0F0A6DE156DE3C64

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Devotionals for Sunday February 14th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:    Remembering Jesus’ Mission of Mercy… He came only to save us, and He Paid-It-All… As we observe the time of Lent, we look to Easter the 2ndmost important event in the history of the world…

The invitation of our Lord is not like what we call an engraved gold printed a 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.

Matthew 25:22-24 (in Context) Matthew 25 (Whole Chapter) 

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.

Matthew 24:36-38 (in Context) Matthew 24 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Let’s all be in Faith and look forward to His statement of “welcome home good and faithful servants”

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.

John 15:14-16 NKJV (in Context) John 15 (Whole Chapter) 

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. Luke 12:3-5 (in Context) Luke 12 (Whole Chapter)

His Un-Conditional love for us…

Romans 5:8

New King James Version (NKJV)

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Seek our Lord Jesus while He may be found, for He said… Today is the day of Salvation. Come to him now, do not put off His calling as only He knows the future, an in Him you have a Future in a place of Splendor.  Go to our Green Pasture Page and accept our Lord and be assured of His Redemption.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, in Jesus we come. Lord we thank you for Your Graciousness and Your Redemption through Your Devine Crucifixion and Triumphant Resurrection. Lord it is only by Your Grace that we have hope and in You Lord Jesus we have victory over death by Your Sacrifice of atonement. Lord we receive by Faith Your forbearance of our sins. Lord we thank You for Your Covenant of Grace as we can say Justification comes only from You as we place our Faith in You Lord Jesus. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us Your Peace and Favors Lord. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English / Spanish /Chinese:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o04D280MkE

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

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Devotionals for Saturday February 13th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:   God said… I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.

TEXT: Isaiah 45:7

I form the light and create darkness, I make peace

and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.

In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary:  He Jesus is the Light and the Light overshadows the darkness, in Him we have Peace and a life without out Him is full of calamity. But one could say how about the ‘celebrities that are in the limelight without regards for God?  Do these people have Peace while they are in the limelight of the entertainment world?

They may have a ‘superficial’ peace and in most instances what we see is more like ‘fools-gold’ translating to all that glitter is not gold. On the other hands believers are faced with ‘Peace; and calamities too, because God the Almighty said He made ‘Peace and Calamity’ and believers will experience calamity because we undergo chastening when we falter and stray.  God loves us so that we are chasten when we falter just like a parent correcting a child.

Do not envy those living a life in the limelight as they may not be receiving the chastening of the Lord, because they have been given over to a reprobate mind as they are not considered a child of God. Therefore, they do not get corrected but they are actually dead while living. We are not judging anyone but history shows that the outcome of the hedonistic lifestyle usually ends in a dark state in calamity.

 

Matthew 5:16 New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Commentary:  The ‘good-works’ are from our Lord, unless we stand in His light all of our goodness is like a filthy rag; but when He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith, then we are justified by his Righteousness so that we can bring Him the Glory as only He is Holy.

Our Lord said we are all of a ‘Chosen-Generation’; therefore, you are called to His mission… to lead the way by His ‘Radiance’

During the Passover the bread had to be Unleavened (without Yeast) and this was a demonstration that in our lives we are to avoid the penetration of a little sin in what we do as it will take over our faith.  

Exodus 12:17

So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore, you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance.

Exodus 12:16-18 (in Context) Exodus 12 (Whole Chapter) 

Passover is April 22-30, Easter is: Easter Sunday falls on April 27, 2016 We are not governed by Legalism, we are governed by the Grace of our Lord Jesus.  

EVENING:

John 1 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Deity of Jesus Christ

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

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

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

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

Colossians 1: The Incomparable Christ

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

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

 

Conclusion:

The above verses are what Paul wrote to the Galatians, and Paul were being specific, that the ‘LAW’ could not justify anyone, and on in Jesus can anyone be ‘Justified’ (Saved) and not by the work of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.  Many of the Galatians were Jews, and Paul was telling that if righteousness could be gained through the law, then Christ died in vain.

Conclusion: Action/Coming to our Lord:

You are Complete in Christ” as Jesus Loves You and Paid It All for You to come and know Him, and by knowing Jesus as Lord of lords, all Things Are Possible… because in God’s eyes you are ‘Complete in Christ’ even as you are; but God wants to make you “PERFECT” in Him.

 You can be perfect this moment by coming to our Savior, and in Faith Pray…    Lord Jesus Christ, I accept in faith that You came and died for my sins and by Your Blood of Atonement offered for me, my Lord I accept You and by Your Grace I am saved knowing that it is only by Your Blood that my sins are washed away, and by Your Grace extended to me that I can look to You my Savior knowing that one day I shall see You and be brought into Your Kingdom where there shall be no more sin no more pain and be filled with the Joy of Your Holy presence my Lord and Savior.  I commit my life and my soul to You my Lord Jesus and expect to spend eternity with You my Lord, I accept Your divine saving Grace now and pray this in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, Amen.If you prayed this prayer His Holy Spirit will find you and growing in Christ is a daily walk with Jesus… 

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come… Lord Jesus be with us all today as we thank You Lord for our many Visitors, Lord let Your providence flow to each of us as we go in Faith. Lord we thank You for Your Divine Grace and we thank you Lord for Your Redemption as we declare Victory in You Lord Jesus… To You Jesus Messiah, be the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  Victory in Jesus…

English:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcIoFdSC-jA

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKqBC5c5_G8&list=PLCF5935E6A2E018F1

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAc8H86jToI&list=PL61D3E9CEE2CC6885

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

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Devotionals for Friday February 12th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:              You have heard it before…God told me this?  Not to be critical, but He did speak to Moses and He can as He is eternal.

Jesus was speaking to the Father on the night of His arrest:

Matthew 26:36-39 The Prayer in the Garden

36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.” 37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. 38 Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”

39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”

God doesn’t move mysteriously, He moves Divinely

Thoughts for the day: What is the most important thing on your mind today?

Text:  Matthew 22: (NKJV)

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Commentary: When I met my new neighbor a few years ago, the first thing he told me he was hearing impaired (Deaf) then he welcomed me, gave me warm greetings, then he told me he was 92 years old.  The next thing he asked” is there anything he could do for me”. Here is a person that is a fine example of a good neighbor, he conveyed neighborly love and is well respected by all the neighbors.

When asked, Jesus said, the most important of all commandments were…

Matthew 22: 35-40: 35 And one of their number, a lawyer, asked Him a question to test Him.

36 Teacher, which kind of commandment is great and important (the principal kind) in the Law? [Some commandments are light—which are heavy?]

37 And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).

38 This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.

39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.

40 These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.

Could the most important thing on your mind today be one of the following:

  1. Families
  2. Health
  3. Finances
  4. Work
  5. The Lord - Church
  6. Neighbor/Friends

If it is Neighbor, then you are on a good pathway, because you may be at peace with items 1 through 5, these being either well taken care of or at least under-control sufficient to the point to be able to consider your neighbor.  Then Thank our Lord for this. On the other hand, if any of the items 1 thru 5 needs tending to there is a source to get help and not just superficial help, but Divine help.  You may say… I need help and I have been praying and not getting any results. We like to say that God moves in a Divine way and not a mysterious way. Sometimes it appears that God is not hearing us, and we are not seeing any changes. 

Remember Jacob when he encountered problem while staying in Shechem? The first thing he told his family to do was to get rid of the foreign gods. This event is told in Genesis 34 and 35, as Jacob prayed The Lord re-assured him of the plan for him that he would inherit the land of his father and his offspring would be; a nation and a company of nations shall come from you.

In our own lives, the same applies, get rid of the foreign gods, an idol can be anything that we place more emphasis on in front of our Lord.  Could this be any of the items 1 thru 4? Certainly the Lord will not mind your focus on 5 & 6 as these are what Jesus said we were to have on our mind.

Principle: Whom God chose, regardless of what he does, God will Divinely place him on the right track.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:  Genesis 35: 1-4 Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.” So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments; and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.” So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was

EVENING:

Conclusion: Many statements are made saying… ‘Our God is a God of Second Chance’, ‘Chance’ is still a guessing game) We wish to affirm that our Lord is a God of ‘Destiny’ and when we come to Him and know Him, not just knowing of Him; but having a real relationship with Him personally, He will take care of us, as we are now children of the Most High.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Come to the Lord and surrender because…

Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him. - Psalm 115:3

You may wonder how can God know you an individual in a world with 7+ Billion people, how can Jesus know who I am and hear me as billions are praying simultaneously? This is probably the most troublesome question for non-believers and Atheist.  The answer is; God the Creator who said “Let us” create, spoke the world into existence, and just as He and His Son Jesus with His Holy Spirit being there from the beginning of it all, this same power of Creation is able to hear each of us, as the Divinity of God through His Holy Spirit is in each believer; and His Holy Spirit is Omniscient, Omnipresence and Omnipotent.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord the Scriptures said You will do whatever pleases You, Lord we also know that Your Love abounds in our lives and what You do will be Divinely done for our good.  Lord You said You came that we would have live and have it more abundantly, and we Praise you for Your Redemption of saving us by Your Grace. Lord we thank You and look to serve You as we are privileged to bring Your Good News to many. Lord bless our Visitors today and grants us all Your Favors. Lord we commit into Your holy hands the undertaking of this day, and Pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus for Yours is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

 English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4uIGoJtMd8

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQmsV6esWyo

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcWbZcRkUjs&list=PL3BC33650D10FCDBB

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Devotionals for Thursday February 11th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:    Achieving ‘self-satisfaction’ without any smugness, but knowing that it is all from the Creator is a good way.

Today is the beginning of Lent…

As we proceed through the days to the triumphant day of Victory over death; Resurrection Morning -Easter. These principles will nourish our mind…

  • God does not keep score. Your forgiven sins are removed as far as the east is from the west.
  • Our righteousness is like a filthy rag, but He made us Pure by His Blood…
  • Rituals are an abomination, but Worship by adoration and is pleasing to The Lord.
  • We were created with ‘Free-will’ and God wants you to freely love Him.
  • If you love the Lord you will do His will…
  • He came to redeem us as we are not able to go to the Father unless through Him…
  • He said… I come that you may have life and have it ‘More’ Abundantly
  • He is offering us a ‘double-portion’ that we will be with Him in a place of Splendor…
  • Remember Jesus said…” I am not of this world”
  • He said that He was going to prepare a place for you, but He also said ‘If’ He went He would come and receive you that where He is you would be also.

His caveat of ‘If’ is meant, addressing each of us individually, and He said if I go for ‘you’ and He meant if you did not trust Him, accepted him and know Him, therefore, He would not be preparing a place for you.  But if you knew Him and accepted Him, then you are included in His promise.

Think on this… In today’s hustle and bustle rushing to cope, pause and think on this, what will you be doing a year from today? Or even this summer? Remember life is just a vapor, so live each day going to the Lord and thanking Jesus for His sacrifice that provided a way for us all to have life-everlasting with Him in a place of splendor.

We can trust him as Jesus said… John 14:6 [Full Chapter]

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Resources:

Psalm 103:12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

In Context | Full Chapter 

Isaiah 64:6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. In Context | Full Chapter |

1 Chronicles 29:11-14 [Full Chapter]

Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. ...

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.

John 14:23

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. In Context | Full Chapter |

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 |

John 8:23

And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

In Context | Full Chapter |

John 14:2-4New King James Version (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.”

Coming to the Father…

Lord Jesus… as we face the challenges of this world we pause here to say ‘Thank your Lord’ and as we call on Your Holy Name Lord Jesus affirming that greater is You in us Lord Jesus than the tempter.  Lord as You shield us from the fiery darts of the evil force. Lord we thank You for conquering the evil one and as You have made us more than conquerors; we shall proceed knowing that in You Lord Jesus the best is yet to come.  We Praise You and make You preeminent in all knowing that all things work together for those who loves You, and Lord we love you and adore You by the free-will endowed to each of us. In your Holy Name we pray, Jesus Messiah… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43amkDkTnK0&list=RD43amkDkTnK0#t=0

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

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

 

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Devotionals for Wednesday February 10th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:   Geese when migrating they keep track of one another making a series of short honks. They listen and follow…

 

Today is the beginning of Lent… it is the 40 days before the 2nd most important event in the history of mankind. The Resurrection – Easter Morning. The First most important event of all time is the Birth of Jesus which marks our Calendar. It was 2016 years ago that Jesus was born in Bethlehem of a Virgin.  And Thirty-Three years after the Crucifixion took place.  Three days after that Friday Jesus Rose-Triumphantly marking the first Easter.

Many celebrate Lent by ‘Fasting’ and no extent of fasting can save you… It is as Jesus said, ‘Unless you are Born-Again.  Nicodemus a Jewish leader came to Jesus in the night to avoid his peers seeing him visiting with Jesus…

TEXT:     John 3 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Teaches Nicodemus

3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”

3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.

10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.

12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?

13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[e]

14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.

21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. (End of Text)

COMMENTARY:

So being ritualistically fasting is a show of respect, but the real meaning of ‘Lent’ should be that we are ‘Lending’ ourselves to Christ for His mission in our lives.

Just as Jesus said in the above verse 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”

Jesus was making reference to Him being lifted up on the Cross… it is only by the Blood of Christ, because there’s power in the Blood…

Fasting is a two-edged meaning… we are to fast (Abstain) from our sinful ways, look away from the things that distract us that are idols in our lives and do as Jesus said… Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”

Remembering that the snake in the wilderness…Numbers 21:8 New International Version (NIV)

The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”

His Faithfulness:

Are we listening and following Jesus…? Geese when migrating they keep track of one another making a series of short honks. They listen and follow…

Jesus our Savior does the same for each of us who believes and look to Him, and Jesus did this that we could have eternal-life in Him.

Victory:

1 John 5:3-4 New International Version (NIV)

In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Jesus said…Matthew 6:25-34 [Full Chapter]

Do Not Worry] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 

Prayer: Lord be with us today as we come and give You our Praises and Lord You have already overcome any challenges we may face, so Lord Jesus let us move ahead and implement Your Plans for the Expansion of Your Kingdom.  Lord let us lead in Your Holy Name so that others will be led to You Lord Jesus. We dedicate these websites to You for Your Glory and thank You for the many Visitors, bless each and everyone as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsgwfliQoqg&list=RDFsgwfliQoqg#t=15

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVUYgZFYAk&list=PL5D25C941F27C51C7

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faexCo8lTqk&list=RDfaexCo8lTqk#t=7

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

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Devotionals for Tuesday February 9th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  Spending quality time…Prayer is a two-way conversation with God, through Jesus our Mediator…

 

TEXT: 1 Timothy 2:4-6New King James Version (NKJV)

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,

 

Commentary:

 

Prayer is the pillar of our faith and we strengthen our resolve by coming to our Lord.  Knowing thatJesus our Sovereign Eternal God is One in His Holy Trinity of His father, our Creator and His Holy Spirit, will do miracles in our lives….

 

Prayer is a divine way of communicating with our Father, knowing that we pray to our Father our Creator through Jesus our Mediator who intercedes on our behalf as Jesus is our High Priest and as our Sovereign God in one of Father, Son and Holy Spirit; because HE said no one comes to the father unless through Him…. While we pray without any man-made device, this is a super-natural event that we can acknowledge by our Lord’s promise that He would send His Holy Spirit to be with us.  When we walk and seek our Lord, we are always guided through the shadow of the Valley of death, fear and turmoil of this world, knowing that His Shadow of Mercies is always close to those that seek our Lord.

 

We are to boldly come to our Lord knowing that He said we are to do this as He said…

 

John 14:6 (New King James Version (NKJV)

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

  As we read in John 14:16, (NKJV) 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—

Our Lord Jesus the Son of God; said He will intercede to His Father on our behalf… Jesus Son of God prays to His Father to send us another advocate (His Holy Spirit) The Holy Spirit He sends will be with us forever. 

We are also reminded in 1 Timothy 2 ‘Instructions on Worship’  

1. I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – 

2. for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

3. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 

4: who wants all people to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. 

5: For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 

6: who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.  

 

Therefore; ‘Let us hold unswervingly to the Hope we profess, for He who promised (Jesus) is Faithful. "I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee."  Isaiah 44:22 KJV

“Ask, Seek & Knock… >>>>>

Philippians 4:4-6 (21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

 4Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, "Rejoice!"  

5Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Fret not about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.

   

EVENING:

When we have received the Favor of our Lord as He is Faithful and will grant us our request when we ask in faith, we are to pray with Thanksgiving and to use His provisions for the purpose and not turn away when we have been delivered, you are to continue to seek Him and give Him the Glory.

When you have had great deliverances out of troubles and turmoil, remember to say…, "I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." And supplied all I have needed because our Lord is Faithful… Praise Our Lord Jesus who sits on the Throne of Righteousness.  www.goodnewsforever.org

 

Fact:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

 

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

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzY3MnQhbMU

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzY3MnQhbMU

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzY3MnQhbMU

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Devotionals for Monday February 8, 2016

MORNING:

Topic: Leadership by Serving… not leading from behind but forging ahead to victory.

Who can we depend on?  Which of these?  A) Ourselves, b) our employer, c) our parents, d) the government, or the Providence of our Lord?

Text:  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17 NKJV

Commentary:  Self-reliance is probably the inherent choice of mankind as we were born with a survivalist instinct. Even when a new born baby cries it is crying because of fear and this reflects the need for cuddling.  Our survivalist instinct leads us to excel in learning and a spirit of developing skills that lead us to a form of entrepreneuring or inventing. Or to put it less formal we would say improvising.

Just like the early days of man, they tried to ‘reinvent’ the order of God by trying to build a tower to heaven, (The Tower of Babel). Probably the least of all choices would be government.  ‘Free-Market’ system is the proof of our number one choice, why? Success never came to any countries that were under a totalitarian economy. In fact bustling economies have been turned from prosperity to poverty by curtailing free-markets, and once depressed economies turned into burgeoning vibrant marketplaces as democracy thrives.

The number one answer should be ‘The Providence of God’ and this should be by trusting our Lord, not just for earthly needs but for our future by serving Him to bring others to Him. Why? Because His two greatest commandments are:

 1) to have no other God and to…

 Luke 10:27

So he answered and said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’

 2) ‘your neighbor as yourself.’

The uniqueness of God is reflected in His Creation, the electron, the hydrogen atoms and the molecules forming the snowflakes make every snowflake unique. No two are alike in the billions ever made in history proven by Quantum physic.

But with 7+ Billion people on planet earth, you too are unique but God knows each of us individually. 

Principle: No one has ever seen God, except the Son… Jesus Son of God in the second Trinity is Supreme and Eternal.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

John 15: Love and Joy Perfected

9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 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.

EVENING: John 15:  16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you, that you love one another.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Psalm 55:22

New King James Version (NKJV)

22 Cast your burden on the Lord,

And He shall sustain you;

He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Conclusion: Today as we end the day we reflect on free enterprise system still blessed by the freedom of worship and the freedom of speech.  Our daily devotion written more like a blog stimulates the mind and addresses issues in out society, but one sure thing that we proclaim is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.

So today we lift our Lord on High, we Praise Him and we give Him first place and He is Pre-Eminent and is above all powers and; For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  (Hebrews 4: 15-14)

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord tonight as we declare our confidence that You who begun a good work in each of us, You will complete it until that day Lord, the Day when we shall see You as You are… Our Messiah, our Sovereign Eternal God, Lord bless our visitors and grants us all Your peace and Your Favors as we thank You Lord for Your Divine Redemption, In Your Precious Name Lord Jesus we pray, and to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: 
English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BApnUBy1GU4&list=RDBApnUBy1GU4#t=15

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIE6oCpyXmo&list=RDLIE6oCpyXmo#t=0 

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

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Devotionals for Sunday February 7th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  Don’t forget to say ‘Thank You’… they did it because we are worth it…. And Jesus did it because He loves us all…

Thanking our military servicemen and women is a show of appreciation and each time we say “Thank You” we need to show that we are worthy of being defended.

In the realms of our Lord, He defended us because He loved us even when we were not worthy to be defended. The Lord made us ‘Worthy’ through His Righteousness and it is only by the Grace of Jesus that we can be made worthy to be presented to the Father….

John 14:5-7 New King James Version (NKJV)

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”

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

The Father Revealed

“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”

Today as we attend churches around the world… Remember it is all about “Oneness in Christ” it is not a Religion, it is all about our Savior. So if you are a Catholic, a Presbyterians, Baptist or in any other religious group, it only one Faith One God & One Baptism…

Remember in heaved there will be no denomination, none of our cathedrals or what man is building here on earth as a monument will remain, it will be left bare… But there is a day when we shall all receive His promise of Splendor in a fully sanctified place where there will be no more politics, no national debts, no lying, no deceits and no medical pharmacy group that are taking many innocent lives.  So be of courage and know that God will make all right on that day.  That is a day the is known as the day of the Lord.

 

It will be a day of great tribulation for many and a day of great Joy for many.

2 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.

 

Remember what His Word said… 

Romans 8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Free from Indwelling Sin

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

 

EVENING: Conclusion:

Romans 8: 31- 39 God’s Everlasting Love

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” [c]

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

 

Coming to the Lord:

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Jesus said…Matthew 6:25-34 [Full Chapter]

Do Not Worry] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 

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

Praise:

Englishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8FumKT62s

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28X7gA6A_cI

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Devotionals for Saturday February 6th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:     You have a friend and it’s is not Toy story… It is real….

 

A generation of kids grew up watching PIXAR® Toy Story, the animated cartoon story of the life of Toys in a make believe world. The writers, producers brought life to the collection of toys that displayed brotherhood and love among this make believe community…

The lyrics of the theme song goes like this…

You've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

When the road looks rough ahead

And you're miles and miles

From your nice warm bed

You just remember what your old pal said

Boy, you've got a friend in me

Yeah, you've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

You've got troubles, and I've got 'em too

There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you

We stick together and can see it through

'Cause you've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

Some other folks might be

A little bit smarter than I am

Bigger and stronger too, maybe

But none of them will ever love you

The way I do, it's me and you, boy

And as the years go by

Our friendship will never die

You're gonna see it's our destiny

You've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me

You've got a friend in me…Songwriters RANDY NEWMAN

Today we want to say that we all got a friend Who can say…

No folks can be smarter than I am, bigger and stronger too, and none will ever love you the way I do. 

 I came to save you and to tell you about a magnificent kingdom to come. And through Me you can claim it today. (This is what Jesus did for us all)

Another short song that expressed unconditional love….

Amazing Grace… Will always be my song of praise? 
For it was grace, that brought me liberty, 
I do not know, just why He came to love me so. 
He looked beyond my faults and saw my need. 

I shall forever lift mine eyes to Calvary, 
To view the cross, where Jesus died for me 
How marvelous, His grace that caught my falling soul 
He Looked beyond my faults and saw my need. 

I shall forever lift mine eyes to Calvary, 
To view the cross, where Jesus died for me 
How marvelous, His grace that caught my falling soul 
He Looked beyond my faults and saw my needs, 
He Looked beyond my faults and saw my needs…
  By Dottie Rambo

The Love of Christ is most important in our daily lives… No one will ever meet your needs like the Lord. 

1 John 3:  New International Version

16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

 19 This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: 20 If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

His Promise:

Our God 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)

Timothy, said in… 1 Timothy 1:15
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world 
to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 1 Timothy 1:14-16 (in Context) 1 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter)

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

2 Corinthians 8:9 New International Version (NIV)

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

His Faithfulness:

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

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

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Romans 5:10 New International Version (NIV)

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

EVENING:

Let us thank our Lord for His mercies and His Unconditional love.  Let us claim Victory in Jesus our Messiah Who Redeemed us and by His Grace we are saved.

As we said, if man could work his way or buy his way to Heaven then it would not be a place that we would want to be. Thanks to our Lord Jesus that there will be no ‘Super-Christians’ no government, no president, no election, no commercial and guess what? No lies, no jails, no hospitals, and no one to steal anything.

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

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


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

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

Romans 8: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose

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

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

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

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

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d9XZcVxZcg&list=RD_d9XZcVxZcg#t=8

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

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Devotionals for Friday February 5th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:    No gimmicks, no special effects, it’s all real and it is free…

The revelation of the vision from God to Simon Peter in the text below would be considered a Vivid-Dream.

So what did you dream about last night? Most dreams are not remembered after we are awaken, do remember some.

As we think about the many visions experienced by people like Moses, Abram, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Amos, Micah and others. God revealing Himself to these men took many forms. For Moses it was God’s angel appearing as a burning bush (and the bush while burning did not get consumed) this is like a Hologram a virtual reality image that occurred.

Space and Time in the Heavenly realms can be a paradox… Paradox is defined as; a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.

The dream of Joseph (Joseph’s dream of greatness) was in reality telling him of what would take place in his later life.

Joseph the husband to be of Mary also experienced a dream that revealed the Immaculate-Conception of Jesus, telling him that Mary was a virgin.

It seems that each of us are placed here for a purpose.  What is your purpose?  This is what God promised you…Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. In Context | Full Chapter |

God chose each of us to be here…

John 15:16

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My Name He may give you. In Context | Full Chapter |

Acts 10: 9-16 (NKJV)

Peter’s Vision (Peter’s vision is more like an epic presentation in a High-Definition theatre setting). 

The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 13 And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”

14 But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”

15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” 16 This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.

Acts 10: 24-29 (Salvation comes to the Gentile)

Peter Meets Cornelius

24 And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.” 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. 28 Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 29 Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?”

30 So Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour[c] I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.’ 33 So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God.”

Background… A Centurion is a commander in the army that commands 100 men in his troop.  Caesarea was a seaside city built by Herod the Great.

Peter Preaching to Cornelius’ Household

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they[e] killed by hanging on a tree. 40 Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. 43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. 45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.

Peter baptized many in the household of Cornelius.

Then Peter answered, 47 “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.

 

The Power of God: The Lord spoke to Paul by a Vision- He empowered Paul…

Acts 18:8-10New King James Version (NKJV)

Then Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized.

Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.”

Just as how Paul received God’s mandate above, each of us are still of worth to our Lord… so be armed with…The armor of God… Ephesians 6:10-18  [Full Chapter]

The Whole Armor of God] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Jesus said this… John 15:15-17 New King James Version (NKJV)

   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. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My Name He may give you.17 These things I command you, that you love one another.

Prayer: Heavenly Father we pray in Jesus our Lord and Savior, and Lord because of your Righteousness we are privileged to say that You our Redeemer Lives. We thank You for our Visitors as we ask Your favors upon us all. To Your Lord is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

 Praise:

English:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRJHKzU_t1M

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXq0vl6rZe0&list=RDTXq0vl6rZe0#t=2

 Chinese:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_D3c_DeWHg&list=RDVui5mfFRsiw

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Devotionals for Thursday February 4th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:      Get secured today and forever… Your credit has been restored…

Focus: What is your credit score? The Fair-Isaac method ‘FICO’ is used to rate your credit, there is a better way to get ‘Instant’ Credit’ try it…

Luke 1:53
He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty.
Luke 1:52-54 (in Context) Luke 1 (Whole Chapter)

His Promise:

Being rich was not an abomination to the Lord, the text above cites the denunciation of the rich that ‘oppress’ the poor.   Just like in today’s society, you are rewarded for having a great credit score that let you enjoy lower interest rates and many privileges.  On the other hand, they apply higher interest charges to those with financial challenges and are in some way ‘oppressed’ by impacting their hardship by charging them more and giving them less.

Commentary:

The Power of Prayers… The Divine Grace of our Loving Savior…

Thoughts for today:          “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 

Text:      2 Kings 6:11-16

New King James Version (NKJV)

11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?”

12 And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”

13 So he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him.”

And it was told him, saying, “Surely he is in Dothan.”

14 Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. 15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”

16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 

18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Commentary:

The Power of Prayer of a Righteous man…. James 5:16
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
James 5:15-17 (in Context) James 5 (Whole Chapter)

His Faithfulness: & His Mercies abound to those that seek Him:

Psalm 103

New King James Version (NKJV)

Praise for the Lord’s Mercies-A Psalm of David.

103 Bless the Lord, O my soul; 
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Ephesians 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Unity of the Spirit… Written to the Ephesians by the Apostle Paul:

4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

Conclusion:

The event of what is documented above was in a time of around 550 BC… 2 Kings 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

In a more recent time a visitor came to one of the mission stations in Haiti and said “I came to raid the Mission camp last night, but I had to turn away as the entire camp was surrounded by security patrol”… after he told the story to the Relief crew, they told him that they had no security guards, and what he saw was the Angels of the Lord protecting the Camp.  This person was so moved that the God of the Christian Relief group was so powerful that he came to the Lord, and changed his ways.

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: It is my Father’s World...

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fwfdij6HGo&list=RD4Fwfdij6HGo#t=22

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrrh4zwa_BM&list=RDRrrh4zwa_BM#t=29

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Devotionals for Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  Your request is granted, you are approved, come and claim it…

 

Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. In Context | Full Chapter 

 

Claim the Grace of The Lord…  He has prepared what we can never conceive, it will be ‘over-the-top’

1 Corinthians 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

 

No matter what you face today… nothing is above what is said in His Word and this is addressed to you; Matthew 19:26

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” In Context | Full Chapter |

 

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. In Context | Full Chapter 

 

Devotion:

Hebrews 4:14

Our Compassionate High Priest] Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. In Context | Full Chapter |

 

 [ The Heavenly Sanctuary] But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.

In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

Luke 23:44-46 New King James Version (NKJV)

Jesus Dies on the Cross

44 Now it was[a] about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.” Having said this, He breathed His last

 

Matthew 28 New King James Version (NKJV)

He Is Risen

28 Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, [a] and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

 

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

Hebrews 10:21 (NKJV)

20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

In Context | Full Chapter |

 

Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

 

His Saving Grace:

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

 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord Jesus because you said no one comes to the Father unless through You, Lord we thank You for this privilege of being able to come in Your Holy presence.  Lord we come in Faith and we in Faith accept Your Grace and by Your Holy Spirit we are renewed, and Re-admitted as Joint Heirs. Lord bless our visitors and let Your messages be clear and that Your Word will reach many for Your Glory Lord. Lord we pray that all that seek solace and peace may find You and that they will come and be children of Yours. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You are the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM7vodGhOaE

Spanish:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzjOr99u-Co&list=PL737A2F9B0A7FB096

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idu5YmzzIiI&list=PL40AB8BF30C2DC0AB&index=2

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Devotionals for Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  No one is above the Law

Not even the devil is above the LAW OF God… there is a day that all evil will be banished…

Commentary:

Today’s article could fit in the ‘Fire & Brimstone’ category of sermons… but the facts are factual…

And it is important that the events in Revelation be reviewed as they are extreme.  In motion pictures science-fiction writers could not conceive what John wrote.  Why? The script-writer is Jesus who told John to write of what he saw and was told.

TEXT: Revelation 20 New International Version (NIV)

The Thousand Years

20 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They[a] had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

The Judgment of Satan

7 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

The Judgment of the Dead

11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

Jesus said as in the day of Noah, Matthew 24:36-38New International Version (NIV)

The Day and Hour Unknown

36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;

The Grace of God… Through Jesus our Redeemer:

2 Corinthians 8:9

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

John 1:16-18New International Version (NIV)

16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

EVENING:

Galatians 2:20-21New King James Version (NKJV)

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Jesus said…Matthew 6:25-34 [Full Chapter]

Do Not Worry] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 

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

Praise:

English / Spanish / Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzY3MnQhbMU

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Devotionals for Monday February 1st, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:    Help is on the way; I will make things better…sounds familiar? It’s the season of making political promises…

Selling ‘Fantasy land’….

Think back on the promises by your politicians… did they fulfill their promises? Well it is that time of the year that we have a blitz of campaign messages.  There are two premises of what you will get from party ‘A’ and another from party ‘B”.  Party “A” is touting the mentality of everything will be free and ‘I will be raising taxes, the other is telling how he can rebuild the economy and build prosperity. 

Maybe Party ‘A” leader should recall the story of ‘killing the goose that lays the golden egg’ if he attended kindergarten school…

The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg… an Aesop Fable

       A man and his wife owned a very special goose. Every day the goose would lay a golden egg, which made the couple very rich.

      "Just think," said the man's wife, "If we could have all the golden eggs that are inside the goose, we could be richer much faster."

       "You're right," said her husband, "We wouldn't have to wait for the goose to lay her egg every day."

       So, the couple killed the goose and cut her open, only to find that she was just like every other goose. She had no golden eggs inside of her at all, and they had no more golden eggs.

A famous Prime Minister once said… The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money… by Margaret Thatcher

Our writing for today is more like a blog that needs to be told as the world is littered with social ills of politicians making promises just to be elected, and we can see result of the ‘everything-free’ society that always end with a nation of poverty and just one person owning and controlling the wealth.

Presenting the “Living Word”

Jesus made many promises and He provided a way for us to attain what he said He would provide….

Text:  Matthew 11:25

The Father Revealed in the Son] At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

In Context | Full Chapter 

The text above quoting Jesus’ statement… “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

 

In context the factor is ‘Little Children’ meaning that a child believes with sincerity and being wise we sometimes become fools.  

Romans 1:22 New International Version (NIV)

22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools

1 Corinthians 3:18 New International Version (NIV)

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.

Commentary:

When Jesus said…” will never leave you nor forsake you” … Hebrews 13:5

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” In Context | Full Chapter 

His Faithfulness:

John 14:18

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

Accepting His Peace:

John 14:27

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

 

So trust in Jesus who is God incarnate know that by Him all things were created and He holds it all together: 

The Supremacy of the Son of God:

Colossians 1:

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

 

Matthew 19:14

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” In Context | Full Chapter | 

EVENING:

The Lord is close to you and through Him all things are possible, so come and seek Him today…

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

In Context | Full Chapter | 

Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

Good News -His Faithfulness: Jesus said…Matthew 6:25-34 [Full Chapter]

Do Not Worry] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?  †

Take courage as the week will be passing just like the month of January that slid by in a rush… So look to the Lord as He will guide you and meet all your needs as He said in the preceding text.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus our lord and Savior we come… Lord Jesus today as we face a new week we can boldly say… I will not fear and because You Lord is greater than those in the world, and with You Lord Jesus all things are possible.  In Faith we look to You and we seek Your Divine blessings on our Visitors as Your favors are granted to us all. We thank you Lord Jesus and to You Lord is the Power and the Glory as we pray in Your Majestic Name Jesus Messiah, Come soon. Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzfPHnoT0-0&list=PL5F760E66378027F3

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

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpUfEwHxjzs&list=RDdpUfEwHxjzs#t=6

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Devotionals for Sunday January 31st, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:    Do not fear…” Wormwood” is one the way, but you are safe. Get in the right line that leads to safety, now!

 The was a recent article that said… Planet Earth Isn't in Danger from Planet X-Nibiru-Hercolubus-Tyche. However, Astronomers may have found Planet X lurking somewhere out there. In fact, some astronomers are seeing an illuminated object like a ‘second sun’ and this phenomenon is in focus recently.

Studying Revelation, we read about a great star, a blazing torch falling to earth and the name is Wormwood. 

Revelation 8:10-12 New International Version (NIV)

10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood.  A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

12 The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.

While the speculation goes on, the Word of God does refer to a Wormwood… But there is Good News as those in Christ will be spared, these are the words spoken by Jesus Himself… Matthew 24:21-23 New International Version (NIV)

21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 

 

Revelation 21 New International Version (NIV)

A New Heaven and a New Earth

21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

The New Jerusalem, the Bride of the Lamb

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. 11 It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. 13 There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

15 The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16 The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia[c] in length, and as wide and high as it is long. 17 The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits[d] thick.[e] 18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.

22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

 

EVENING:

We have His Assurance….

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Conclusion:

We can come to our Lord Jesus right where we are and he will receive us, and we can have His assurance that we will be saved by His Blood.

 

Romans 5:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus I come, Lord Jesus as we go forward knowing that all things that are seen are temporary, and that You have described Your kingdom as paradise, Lord Your Word holds true and You Lord Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Lord in You we trust knowing that we Praise You our Redeemer that intercedes for us to The Father. Lord Jesus be with us all and bless our Visitors, grant to each Your Divine Providence as we thank you for Your Unconditional love. 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=jcjifzaV1Us&list=RDjcjifzaV1Us#t=4

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqa9JqRPwVo&list=RDfqa9JqRPwVo#t=11

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzihEvsJnxY&list=RD18uZehdTXbE&index=0

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

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Devotionals for Saturday January 30th, 2016

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MORNING: 

TOPIC:   Nothing new today, what is reported in the news are repeats, there is only one Good News… “The best is yet to come” …

 

Topic:             He is not fixing earth He is fixing us…

                        He Created it all… but man has tarnished the brilliance.

Text:               Ezekiel 36: 5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In my burning zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession so that they might plunder its pastureland.

Commentary:

Mankind did a poor job of respecting the wonderful creation of one of God’s masterpieces. What is the other masterpiece…? US! He made us in His likeness, but he gave us free will, so our ‘free will’ became our own impediment to having a close relationship with our Creator. 

So why are we saying God is not fixing Earth? Because it is a futile waste of His time, so He took the route of fixing us and correcting us of our self-inflicted wounds… wounds that are derived by following the things of man, not the things of God.

While our Lord is correcting us we must listen and learn as our Lord is not a dictator, He is a loving God that offers His love, but like an infant, while the mother loves the child, the child will be cranky, and when as a toddler, they will do things that are detrimental to their wellbeing… such as crawling into the pool, tipping over a hot pot, crawl out the front door into harm’s way… does this describe ourselves? In our adult life we pretty much behave like the toddler; except our undertaking are more earth shattering…. Needless to review our flaws, our infractions, our major wrongs (if any) and our daily sins, some that we consider to be ‘Minor’ sins, factually, there are no ‘minor’ sins, because all are under one category – Sin…Does this mean that we are all sinners? The clear answer is Yes! So our Creator provided a way for us to return to the original intent of what His creation should be… To be like Him.

How can we a perpetual sinner be like our Creator?  Yes, we can; not by our own accomplishment, but by a Divine Super-Natural gift given to us.  This ‘Priceless’ Gift is offered to all, we can receive it right now, it is through another ‘Super-Natural’ process called ‘Faith’ and by having Faith in His Son, Jesus the Messiah that He sent, and through Jesus’ Crucifixion and His Blood of Atonement (Atonement means to; Repent and be Forgiven) we are ‘Redeemed’ by His Blood.

In the Temple there is an inner Holy sanctum that the Priest is cleansed by Blood before coming to God, Jesus at the Crucifixion made a New Covenant that was done when He said…” It is Finished” at that moment the Divider (The Veil) of the inner Sanctum was torn, this revealed Him our Lord Jesus who became our High Priest removing the barrier of how we can be saved.  Therefore, by His Blood we in Faith accept His ‘Pardon’ for our sins.

Why was the Crucifixion necessary? Because without the ‘Shedding of Blood’ there is no Remission (Remission is to erase, to remove and to cancel) of Sin.  The main reason why Jesus came to Redeem us, is that God will not tolerate Sin, and as a sinner you or I cannot come before our Creator our Father, why: Because Jesus said no one comes to the Father except through Him…

So today we have an opportunity of coming to Jesus and receiving His ‘Priceless Gift’ but His offer will not be forever, as there are three events that we will face… One is Death of our physical bodies, Two; is those that have not taken Him up on His offer will face Death-2 which is not really death, but being separated from Him forever in a place that He (Jesus) described as a place of eternal damnation (Hell).

What do we mean by being separated from our Lord forever? Right now you are not separated from our Lord, only that you are probably ignoring Him and not in communication with Him, but He is there waiting and you are presently ‘Not Separated’ from the Lord, if you are not a Christian you are probably just going along not knowing He is there or just not wanting to recognize Him, when you come to Him, this doesn’t mean your life will be boring, and the pleasures that you live in that are sin, you will no longer want to do them as His Holy Spirit will guide you and give you a more ‘Abundant-Life’ as you will live in Victory knowing that you are destined to be in a place that Jesus described as we can never imagine a place of such splendor.

His Promise: "The Good News"

Ephesians 1:13-14

New International Version (NIV)

13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

His Faithfulness:

Titus 3:5-6

New International Version (NIV)

he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,

Conclusion:

Who could be considered an ideal Christian? … this is a tough question but there is an easy answer, there are no ‘Ideal-Christian’ in the eyes of our Lord I believe we are either Saved by His Grace or a lost sinner. So being born into a Christian family does not make you a Christian, you are considered a person born to parents that are Christian, (If they knew the Lord) Now, we have been telling of the difference of ‘Knowing of the Lord, versus ‘Knowing’ our Lord… This is where the rubber meets the road… Knowing Jesus is what it’s all about when we are duly known as Christians.  Knowing of a great surgeon that can perform your surgery but you have never met him nor contacted him, then he is as good to you as a counterfeit dollar bill. 

Action/Coming to our Lord:

So we recommend that that you find the bonafide true God, come to His Son Jesus, and we need to let everyone know that Jesus is the incarnate God and is God in One. Therefore, knowing Jesus, you have communion with the Father through Jesus our Lord and Savior. He is Supreme and Eternal… Go to our Green Pasture Page and come to Christ today.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father we come in Your Holy presence knowing that through Jesus of Sovereign Eternal God in One of You our Father, and by Your Holy Spirit we are blest and highly favored in Your sight. Lord. We thank You for the privilege of serving You and being a Vessel bearing Your Word. Lord use this ministry of Good News Forever to bring others to you Lord and let it be for Your Glory. Father we thank You and seek Your divine blessings on our visitors seeking Your Peace and through You our Holy Anointed Jesus, Messiah, The Christ, who we serve, we give You our Praises and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5ZhFN1DXk&list=RDFG5ZhFN1DXk#t=7

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSBMyQ5ppk&list=RDhXSBMyQ5ppk#t=0

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faexCo8lTqk&list=RDfaexCo8lTqk#t=0


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Devotionals for Friday January 29th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:   The proud will be humbled, arrogance is usually displaced and replaced by a worthy successor…

Remember Pride comes before destruction…  Pride is an ‘over the top’ feeling of being ‘proud’, You could say that your kids are your ‘Pride & Joy’ and this could be acceptable, but on the other hand to exalt yourself and be like a ‘peacock’ with his plume fully spread is like a ‘show-off’.

Being proud with moderation could be an acceptable standard as when we can ‘boldly’ say “with Christ all things are possible”, it is a resounding statement that we must convey to all, as stated…

One of the best events that demonstrated the downfall of self-exaltation is in the book of Esther:

Esther 3: Haman’s Plot to Destroy the Jews

Chapter 3 After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles. All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor.

Then the royal officials at the king’s gate asked Mordecai, “Why do you disobey the king’s command?” Day after day they spoke to him but he refused to comply. Therefore, they told Haman about it to see whether Mordecai’s behavior would be tolerated, for he had told them he was a Jew.

When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged. Yet having learned who Mordecai’s people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. Instead Haman looked for a way to destroy all Mordecai’s people, the Jews, throughout the whole kingdom of Xerxes.

Mordecai’s seeking the help of Esther…

Esther's plea to the King and Esther’s request…

So the king and Haman went to the banquet Esther had prepared. As they were drinking wine, the king again asked Esther, “Now what is your petition? It will be given you. And what is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.”

Esther replied, “My petition and my request is this: If the king regards me with favor and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for them. Then I will answer the king’s question.”

Haman Impaled

Esther Chapter 7:

So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet, and as they were drinking wine on the second day, the king again asked, “Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.”

Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request. For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king. [a]

King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, “Who is he? Where is he—the man who has dared to do such a thing?”

Esther said, “An adversary and enemy! This vile Haman!”

Then Haman was terrified before the king and queen. The king got up in a rage, left his wine and went out into the palace garden. But Haman, realizing that the king had already decided his fate, stayed behind to beg Queen Esther for his life.

Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was reclining.

The king exclaimed, “Will he even molest the queen while she is with me in the house?”

As soon as the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A pole reaching to a height of fifty cubits[b] stands by Haman’s house. He had it set up for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.”

The king said, “Impale him on it!” 10 So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.

Think on this…. A Deluge starts with a small leak… stop the thoughts of sin by the Word of God

Text: 1 Timothy 2:5-6

New International Version (NIV)

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

Commentary:

We can imagine the gnash in the hull of the Titanic was just a split in the seam of the metal plates where the Rivets separated.  The force of Water is more powerful that we think, water is used as a cutting tool, water is life as we cannot survive without this life-giving fluid.

While we refer to life as… ‘re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic’ in reality this is what most of us are doing in our daily lives.  If you were on the Titanic at this very moment, would you be seeking a life boat?  Guess what? This earth is one ‘Super-colossal TITANIC’   Now that we have defined the eminent domain name “Titanic’ as the icon of disaster, are we still listening to the music coming from the ballroom? Or are we seeking an exit to safety. 

While we can pour on the bad news of world events, this is not what we do here at Good News Forever, we prefer to bring the positive message that God Loves You and he wants to give you His best.

The GOOD NEWS:

His Promise: Romans 5:8 (NIV)

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

His Faithfulness:

Prayer: Heavenly Father, in Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity we come.  Lord Jesus as you ascended to the Throne of Righteousness as our Lord and Savior, Lord we thank You as through You Lord we were made Joint-Heir to Your Kingdom. Lord we are privileged to be called a Royal Priesthood by Your Redemption, and only by Your Divine Resurrection we can have Victory in You Lord.  Lord we are privileged and Blessed and we Praise you and give You first place in all our lives. Lord, thank You for the many Visitors coming to hear Your Good News today and Lord bless our Visitors and grants us all Your Favors. 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=3jRnL6fRdcc

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK8rp4aRiMw&list=RDnK8rp4aRiMw#t=0

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3ovWgUvimE&list=PLEF7025E7FCCE6570

 

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Devotionals for Thursday January 28th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:    There will be no remorse, no regrets, nothing you left behind will be missed, just perfect Joy and Splendor…

J-O-Y: Jesus First, Others second, Yourself last

Text:   Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] ...” Romans 13:14, (AMP)

Commentary:

John 18:36 New International Version (NIV)

 36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

How Can Jesus Be Called "King"?

Today's reading: Ezekiel 37:15-28

God promised in Ezekiel 37:24 that the chosen descendant of David, the Messiah, would be king over the newly reunited northern and southern kingdoms. Why do Christians relate this prophecy to Jesus, despite the fact that he never held this earthly title of authority?

Jesus never aspired to be an earthly king. In fact, when a throng of Jews wanted to make Jesus such a king by force, he withdrew to a mountain by himself to avoid them (see John 6:15). Jesus clearly said, "My kingdom is not of this world ... my kingdom is from another place" (John 18:36). It is in this heavenly kingdom-a place where every believer will one day reside, a place where God's laws will finally be perfectly enforced-that Jesus reigns. Jesus knew that after his life on Earth, he would return to heaven to sit at God's right hand, where he would reign eternally as the unchallenged King (see Matthew 26:64Acts 2:32-35).

 

One day all will acknowledge his supremacy, all will submit to his authority, all will acknowledge him as Lord (see Philippians 2:9-11). Indeed, he already rules and reigns as a royal king over countless millions of people from every nation under the sun who have given him their total allegiance and loyalty.

 

His Faithfulness:

Philippians 2:9-11

New International Version (NIV)

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

 

Conclusion: Today by His Grace and by the Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus and by His Divine Resurrection, we can Trust in His Assurance that he came to Redeem us, and again we need to be reminded that we Need His Redemption as ‘We are all Sinners” and the most important thing of all we are created in His Likeness, and as such; we will live forever.  This is the reason when we all need His Redemption, if Death was the end and we knew no more upon dying, this could be an easy way out, but The Bible said, after our earthly death there is a Judgment and then we will be given what we due.

 

For those that have not received Jesus and His Blood of Atonement, they will be destined to a place of eternal damnation where it is like dying but never really dead, for those that have come to Him and accepted His Salvation by Accepting His Redemption and in Faith trust Him and confessed that “I am a Sinner” there will be NO condemnation, and in fact we will not even face the Judgment, as we are already in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Romans 8: 1-4

New International Version (NIV)

Life Through the Spirit

8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Come to Christ today and receive His Redemption, go to our Green Pasture Page and learn to know Him more…

EVENING: Action/Coming to our Lord:

ISAIAH 55:

6 Seek the LORD while he may be found;

   call on him while he is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake their ways

   and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them,

   and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

Prayer: Father we thank You for Your Graciousness and through Jesus our Redeemer our Savior and God in One of Your Holy Trinity, today we know in whom we have believed and am able to say by Grace we are saved and not of anything that we do, and only by Your Atoning Blood we are marked with the Seal of Your Divine Redemption.  Lord we thank you for our Visitors and we seek Your blessings on us all. Lord we thank You for Your Saving Grace and we give You our Praises and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoPyLcY6Zv4&list=RDyoPyLcY6Zv4#t=3

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh0T_VdYcyg&list=RDwh0T_VdYcyg#t=3

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_2L3rGyBsI&list=RD1_2L3rGyBsI#t=2

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Devotionals for Wednesday January 27th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:    We all are given a privilege that we can never earn or gain on our own… but it is available right now!

First let us state that none of us asked to be born… we are here because God created you and I. Our parents came together and out of the wedlock we are their offspring.  Even those born out of wedlock are equally created in the sight of God.

William the Conqueror, Leonard De Vinci and even Marilyn Monroe, Steve Jobs of Apple and other including;

Oprah Winfrey, Fidel Castro, Sophia Loren. Being adopted doesn’t say that one is an illegitimate child, so there is always a question of parenthood. However, those mentioned made their mark on society. Some for good and some for ill-begotten gain.

Many of us are familiar with the three last wishes of Alexander the Great, and one of his wish was that his hands would be left dangling to show that he could not take anything with him.  After accumulating great wealth, he realized that he came empty handed and is leaving empty handed.  This sort of endorses the statements in Ecclesiastes and in Job… Job 1:21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” In Context | Full Chapter |

These are the references to wealth in the Ecclesiastes…

Ecclesiastes 2:26

To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless— a miserable business! In Context | Full Chapter | Other

Ecclesiastes 5:10

Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Ecclesiastes 5:13

I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners, In Context | Full Chapter | 

Ecclesiastes 5:14

or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when they have children there is nothing left for them to inherit.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Ecclesiastes 6:2

God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.

In Context | Full Chapter 

Devotional: 

Today by His Grace and by the Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus and by His Divine Resurrection, we can Trust in His Assurance that he came to Redeem us, and again we need to be reminded that we Need His Redemption as ‘We are all Sinners” and the most important thing of all we are created in His Likeness, and as such; we will live forever.  This is the reason when we all need His Redemption, if Death was the end and we knew no more upon dying, this could be an easy way out, but The Bible said, after our earthly death there is a Judgment and then we will be given what we due.

For those that have not received Jesus and His Blood of Atonement, they will be destined to a place of eternal damnation where it is like dying but never really dead, for those that have come to Him and accepted His Salvation by Accepting His Redemption and in Faith trust Him and confessed that “I am a Sinner” there will be NO condemnation, and in fact we will not even face the Judgment, as we are already in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Romans 8: 1-4

New International Version (NIV)

Life Through the Spirit

8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Prayer:

Father in Jesus we come knowing that our Lord Jesus rose triumphantly and You Lord Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and by Your Blood of Atonement we are saved. Your Divine Grace and Your Eminence and Sovereignty was revealed to man over 700 Years before You came to Redeem us. Lord we acknowledge that You were there at the beginning as You were the Light declared by the Father…” Let there be Light”, Lord Jesus today in Faith we seek You and open our hearts to you so that your Holy Spirit will come upon our Visitors and us all, and by Your Grace we will be Sealed with Your Blood of Atonement, looking to that day Lord when we shall see You as You are.  In Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, we pray and give You the Power and the Glory, now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpHwwf61qSU&list=RDBpHwwf61qSU#t=23

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

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfZjmHkL96U&list=RDvfZjmHkL96U#t=62

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

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Devotionals for Tuesday January 26th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:      Staying the course, trusting your instruments and make a perfect landing…

 

Pilots can experience ‘Vertigo’ and start to fly by their own instinct ignoring the instruments. Spatial disorientation occurs due to the lack of an external vision of the horizon which is a serious state. 

Non pilots will get a syndrome like Spatial disorientation as we sometimes may be praying and not getting an answer as quickly as we want…. Just like what Jesus said we are to do, and we try it but the challenges of daily life can cause the same spatial-disorientation as we may get flustered in coping with the demands of the day.

We recommend staying the course along the planned route to your destination.  But sometimes we start out without instructions, and this is like starting to assemble the furniture kit and just when you thought you knew how, things do not fit in the right place, so this is when to stop and read the instruction that said, ‘Read this first’ … So let us follow Jesus’ instruction and avoid a do-over.

Jesus said…Matthew 6:25-34 [Full Chapter]

Do Not Worry] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 

Devotional: 

Staying the course require full faith to continue in the face of challenges…  As we ponder the grandeur and the majesty of God’s creation, we should enjoy the short video of the Panda playing in the snow in the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington, DC.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g75lrBKi55E

The Panda is an example of what Jesus said… “Look at the Birds of the air” and we are showing the Panda that falls right in this category of whom God has provided all their needs, Jesus said…” Are you not much more valuable than they?”  The answer is yes… because he came and died for us so that through Him we can live forever.

Living forever is a fact as we are all created in His Likeness, and therefore we will last forever.  Considering the stamen made to the repentant thief on the cross at Calvary, Jesus said to him…

Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” In Context | Full Chapter 

The Apostle Paul who was made a messenger of God speaking of a man that…

was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell.   2 Corinthians 12:4  In Context | Full Chapter | Here he was telling of his experience when he was blinded by a flash of light and Jesus said… “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.  Acts 9 New International Version (NIV)

EVENING:

Commentary:

So are we having a case of Vertigo or Spatial disorientation by ignoring God’s instructions? Focus on what Jesus said to Paul… “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

Jesus is calling and it is not an audible voice… but His Holy Spirit will reveal His answers… Look in His Word, read the Bible… and a clear example is from this:

 Revelation 2:7

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. In Context | Full Chapter |

Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

 

Coming to the Lord:

In the heavenly realms, we do not have to ‘qualify’ or possess skills that will enable us to gain access to God’s Kingdom…  The thief on the cross did not have to show his skills, all he had to do was to have a repentant heart.

So reflecting on our destination, let’s make it to a place of splendor, a place that He described as Paradise.

Come to Christ today… Accept His ‘Priceless-Gift’ and repent of your sins by asking Him to come into your heart and follow Him.

In the Eyes of God, all believers are equal; no one is greater than any other. Our Lord shows no preference.  You are equally bought with His Blood of Atonement.  You have His Grace and you are an Heir with Jesus to His Kingdom.  Yes, all those that know Him can claim this in His Holy Name. What a Privilege He gave us.

Beware that there will be no ‘Coach’ passengers, all in Christ are all ‘First-Class ‘there are no class system, there will be no Catholics, Presbyterians, Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans or others, only one class… Born-Again just as how Jesus told Nicodemus “You must be born-again”.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity we come. Lord Jesus as we stand before the empty Cross Lord, we acknowledge that You are on the Throne of Righteousness and Interceding for us Lord. Thank You Lord Jesus for Your Grace and Your Priceless Gift of Redemption.  Thank You Lord for the opportunity of serving You Lord; and thank You for our Visitors, grants us all Your blessings this day and let it be a day filled with your Peace as we ask Your favors to our Visitors. Lord Jesus to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:   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

 

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Devotionals for Monday January 25nd, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  Why are we here? What is your real purpose in life? Is your life fulfilled? Yes, fulfillment is achievable…     

This is a question that is widely asked, and the next is… How did we get here?  Scientists are able to give their mathematical calculations and assumptions of the Cosmos, but they are baffled by ‘How it all began’ The Big-Bang theory is widely acknowledged and the Black-hole facts are also acknowledged. 

 

Scientists are concluding that the beginning does have an ending by the Black-hole that will be the ultimate demise of the galaxy.


So why are we here, are we just passing through? Are we in a place that is a global campus where each of us are on a ‘Treasure-hunt’? Is our quest for success or is it a mere survival of the fittest? Can we depend on our own instinct? Are we operating like the birds of prey or are we like the Panda Bears that are dependent on the availability of Bamboo as their main diet? We are dependent on Air, Water, Food and shelter.

While we ponder the real purpose, mankind’s instinct is to exploit and we have turn this exploitation unto others causing a global state of unrest.  It is time that we get to the core reason for conflicts, and this is the lack of trust for our fellow being.  On the other hand, there are certain groups that will never be at peace as their religion will not tolerate anyone that is not of their belief.

Yet we are here not by accident, we are here for a purpose, and fulfillment is achievable. Jesus said it all when He said…

TEXT: Mathew 6: Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?

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.

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

EVENING:

Matthew 8: The Cost of Following Jesus

18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. 19 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

21 Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

22 But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

We can think of those that dedicated their lives knowing the cost of Following Christ… and the principle of following Him is wrapped up in Matthew 6: 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.

Men like Dwight Moody, Hudson Taylor, Bill Bright, Billy Graham and many others that their missions were built on the key principle of:

2 Corinthians 5:18-21 New International Version (NIV)18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

So looking for a fulfilled life, surely, men like Moody, Taylor, Bright and Dr. Graham we can say their lives were and are fulfilled living and following Christ.

We surely do not think that all of us are called to be like any of the above, but certainly Christ called us and gave us all His great commission as said by Paul to the Colossians… Colossians 1:25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— In Context | Full Chapter 

Acts 13:47

For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” In Context | Full Chapter |

Stop focusing on how good you can be, start focusing on Christ… Because it is only through him that we can be good enough to be presented to The Father.

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, In Context | Full Chapter 

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

Good News-Coming to the Lord:

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

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

Praise:

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

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSBMyQ5ppk

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q444bzsehU&list=RD0Q444bzsehU#t=15

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Devotionals for Sunday January 24nd, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:           Can you imagine living in a city that the streets are paved with gold? 

Precious metal will become everyday building material

Topic:  Gold is selling @$1,097 per Troy Oz.  Just think the street in Heaven lined with Gold…  but getting there we have many challenges; only by the Grace of our Lord we can reach our final destination of Splendor.

 

Text:  Ephesians 2:8-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

 

Commentary: 

Precious metal will be building material in God’s Kingdom.

Revelations 21: GNT

18 The wall was made of jasper, and the city itself was made of pure gold, as clear as glass. 19 The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation stone was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh yellow quartz, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chalcedony, the eleventh turquoise, the twelfth amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls; each gate was made from a single pearl. The street of the city was of pure gold, transparent as glass.

Many religious broadcasters preach that have you must have faith… and ‘Faith’ becomes the saving factor.  Why comment on this? Faith is good, but if not knowing that it is the ‘Grace’ of God that saves, not your faith, then the message is lost.

Faith is a belief in something unseen, or having faith that we can receive the power or God’s Divine Gift, which is by the Blood of Jesus.  Grace as defined by your insurance company that the premium is due on the 10th but the last day before the policy is cancelled is the 15th, this ‘Grace’ by man was instituted to allow for the late delivery of the mail before they cancel your coverage. In God’s schedule, His Grace is the ‘Gap’ between your acceptance of Him as Your Savior and the time when you enter His Kingdom at which time you will be fully sanctified and free from sin forever.

Now His Grace period the ‘Gap’ when you are saved and have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, we are still sinners but under Grace, and now that you are saved, Jesus will be your Intercessor, as we now have an advocate with Jesus.  So as an enlightened sinner now redeemed, we are like a ‘recovering alcoholic’ that lives by each day to remain sober, so we as an enlightened sinner will do the same, but we have the Holy Spirit that is now with us. 

By studying His word, we will find that His Word is like a lamp to our pathway that guides us to maintain the straight and narrow pathway leading us to Him.

As the Scripture Text said, we are saved by Grace, and not of anything we do.  Therefore, we need to also know that no one comes to the Father unless through Jesus Christ.  And that there is no other name by which we must be saved…

John 14:6

Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.John 14:5-7 (in Context) John 14 (Whole Chapter)

Acts 4:12

And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-13 (in Context) Acts 4 (Whole Chapter)

 

Principle: For where two or three are gathered together in His name, He is in the midst… (Matthew 18: 20)

The great commission from our Lord, is to spread the Gospel, and the Gospel is the ‘Good-News’ The following Text outlines the treasure in ‘earthen vessels’ and the greatness of His treasure will demonstrate great power from Him (God) and not from ourselves.  The Text also point out that we are to showcase Him and not have Him hidden I the Earthen Vessels. Remember the Dead-Sea Scrolls found by the shepherd boy? What a revelation that authenticated the Scriptures in many ways.

When we look at how God’s subtle ways of revealing His Truth, we must also remember that Jesus was there at the beginning of it all, and He was before Abraham, known as the ‘Father of many’.

 

Jesus who was prophesized 700+ years before He was born to be crucified and suffer for our sins, Isaiah 53, His birth in Bethlehem was to come among us so that we could accept Him by coming as a Man.

 

2 Corinthians 4:7-12 (NASB) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death works in us, but life in you.

Come to Christ and receive His Redemption, in Faith to receive Him… Pray: Lord Jesus I am a Sinner, I come and repent of my sin by receiving Your Priceless Gift through Your Blood of Atonement, I invite You Lord to come into my heart and make me a new creation by your Grace. Lord I commit myself to You Lord and ask Your Holy Spirit to be with me from henceforth, To You Lord is the Power and the Glory forevermore… Amen

 

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

James 1:5

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

 

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Come to Jesus and receive His Assurance today, go to our Green pastures page and receive Him and we Praise our Lord for everyone that comes to the Cross and accept our Lord Jesus as their personal Savior.

Prayer: 

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord today as we acknowledge that Your Truth is no longer hidden in Earthen Vessels, we bring You to all and Praise You as we thank You for our Visitors and this privilege of serving You Lord.  Lord bless each of our Visitors and we thank you for Your Favors and we know that all things work for the good to those that loves You Lord. Lord grant us safety as we stand up for You Lord knowing that we will never be ashamed in placing You first, as we pray to you Lord Jesus our Redeemer and our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Father, to You is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

 

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_-flIpeAsc&list=RDx_-flIpeAsc#t=12

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

Mandarin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2GOu4ucg6Q&index=2&list=RDbGm015PH294


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Devotionals for Saturday January 23rd, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC: Caesarea as a city built by Herod the great was a place of grandeur, but like all manmade castles they all disintegrate.

What is the American Dream? (Credit: Source Library of Congress)

James Truslow Adams, in his book The Epic of America, which was written in 1931, stated that the American dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position." (p.214-215)

The authors of the United States’ Declaration of Independence held certain truths to be self-evident: that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Might this sentiment be considered the foundation of the American Dream?

The relics of man-made structures… Herod the Great built not just a castle but an entire city…Caesarea was built by Herod the Great on a coastal region.  Caesarea is a town in Israel located mid-way between Tel Aviv and Haifa, on the Israeli coastal plain near the city of Hadera. Modern Caesarea as of December 2007 had a population of 4,500 people

http://emp.byui.edu/satterfieldb/caesarea/CaesareaPainting.jpg

Image of Caesarea during Jesus' Ministry.  The image above shows the Grandeur.  

Herod built the city between 22 - 10 BCE. These magnificent structures are now

Relics of former structures as Historical sites.

Jesus was born in Bethlehem which is 29 miles from Caesarea  

The significance of John the Baptist and the birth of Jesus…

Luke 1: 19 The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. 20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”

21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. 22 When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.

23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion.25 “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month.37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

The Transfiguration

TEXT: Matthew 17New International Version (NIV)

17 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

1 Timothy 1:15

New International Version (NIV)

15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners —of whom I am the worst.

The Grace and Love of our Lord

His Sovereignty, His Majesty, His Love, His Redemption….

His Omniscient… Jesus is with us always, even to the ends of the age:  

Matthew 28:20  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (in Context) Matthew 28 (Whole Chapter) Mark 14:7

HE is Omnipotent:  From Jesus our Eternal God, we receive His Power through His Holy Spirit:

2 Peter 1:3 [Confirming One’s Calling and Election] His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:2-4 (in Context) 2 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter)

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

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

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

His Divine Providence

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

His Saving Grace:

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

Conclusion:  Answer: The American Dream is getting out of focus and the challenges are mounting as America look away and are becoming a 'Luke-warm' nation. 

Prayer… Lord let me be humble and by brotherly love not pre-judge anyone. Today Lord instill in me the presence of Your Holy Spirit and capture my ways, my thoughts, my all and let me shine as a beacon for You.  leading others to You my Lord, as You said let it be done on Earth as it is in Heaven therefore; Lord use me and let Your Kingdom be broadening and grant our Visitors seeking You Lord Your 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.

Praise:

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

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

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

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. †††

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

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Devotionals for Friday January 22nd, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:           Your GPS navigation system is wrong, get the right one that knows the way.

While it is stated on this website that it is not intended to ‘Preach’ it is intended solely as guide, and to provide the function of a virtual GPS, only that “GPS” stands for “God’s Positive Salvation” it could be just as well be. ‘God’s Positive Solution’ but sometimes ‘Solution’ can be temporary… so we will explore the meaning of HIS ‘Salvation’… It means that God forgives our Sins when we accept the Priceless Gift and it is Permanent; it cannot be taken away, nor can we lose it.  Because God knows that we are Sinners and we can’t help ourselves. You say that it can never be taken away nor can we lose it, how about when a recipient continues in his sinful way. 

Here is what to expect, when we come and accept The Priceless Gift by acknowledging Him as our Redeemer, we are made in a new person, you say, I do not want to be any other person but myself, this is a choice, but   by coming to HIM, there will be a spiritual change that will remove the scales from our eyes and to allow us to see and receive the Blessings.

This is great news, that such a Priceless Gift is made available to everyone, but there’s also a time limit, as we are under HIS Grace, and Grace is something un-earned and can be pulled at any time. This is why the Lord said; ‘Today is the day of salvation’ now the bad news… if we do not accept this the future will be without that Life-everlasting that Jesus paid for at Calvary…

The time limit is clearly stated in the Bible… No one knows the time of our Lord’s return, only the Father, because our Lord Jesus is the ‘GREAT I AM’ and HE loved us so much that He sent His Son to die for us, as said in John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 

God’s word above refers to the World, but in Verse 18, we will observe that the theme here was “Whoever”

 John 3:18: Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Because He said that all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God, this is why His Redemption is a Priceless Gift, and cannot be purchased or earned.  It is also noted that the key word in the foregoing statement, was “ALL” therefore it means that no one can meet HIS Criterion of being Sinless…. To make us eligible to be redeemed, He died in our place and rose triumphantly, and by this we became eligible though HIS resurrection and He offers this today as His Priceless Gift of Salvation.

The Good NEWS!

His Promise:

Matthew 6: 25 – 27

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 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?’

His Faithfulness:

Hebrews 13:5 (New International Version, ©2010)

5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Philippians 4: 6: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 13 I can do all things through Christ[b] who strengthens me. Philippians 4: 19 & 20.  And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

John 5:24New International Version (NIV)

24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. New International Version (NIV)

As we also read in…. II Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Today there is this ‘Priceless Gift” that money cannot buy, and it is freely given… Come to Christ today and you will have His assurance of being able to say… I will see you again.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come. Lord Jesus our Sovereign Eternal God in Your Holy Trinity we come to Praise You and to give You first place in our lives.  Lord we are privileged to bring this ministry of the Good News Forever to many for Your Glory Lord. We thank You and ask Your Divine Blessings on our Visitors and to grant us all Your Favors. Lord, bless this day as we go in Faith and as You said without Faith we cannot please You Lord.  We thank You for Your Grace as Your Grace is all we need.  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=pILU40RtuOs&list=RDpILU40RtuOs#t=30

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSBMyQ5ppk

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw20DtPhJpw&list=PL3647BC6ACA64B865

 

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Devotionals for Thursday January 21th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  The ‘First-Fruit’… The guest of honor gets the eye of the fish, and he is served first, God deserve this and more…

In China the customs at dining the guest is seated in a prominent place and the host usually offer to the guest the eye of the fish. Fish is featured as a main course and fish has a significance of nutrient and it is an honor from the host.

In Christ we are His ‘Guest,’ in our lives Jesus is the ‘Guest of Honor’ and to Him He gets the First-Fruit.

Too often we bring to the Lord the ‘left-overs’ We can never out-give our Lord as His abundance is providential and it flows with His blessings.

Commentary:

 What is life’s incentive? Work hard and be rewarded, or work smart and be successful? Self-Reliance is not a strategic plan but it is the root of what is sown in our mind, there are some root-stock that are bad and cannot bear good-fruit, so we must use caution of what we sow in our mind that the root-stock will be good and the fruit that we produce will be worthy of a good harvest.  So reliance on God is the pathway to successful, because our Lord gave us the best ‘Incentive’ but this is most often over-looked or ignored.

TEXT: Genesis 1:29

And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. (end of Text)

We are all provided Natural healing from great tasting fruits from our Lord.  The side effects of some pharmaceutical medicine can cause you more harm than good.

Have you ever stopped to think why God placed man in a Garden with Fruit trees?  While Scriptures said all things provided by our Lord are edible, the emphasis was on Fruit. Even the cakes baked with Figs etc. were prized more than meat, but meat was part of the diet as planned by our Creator.

The ‘Practicing’ medical profession is driven by giant pharmaceutical companies that are driven by Wall Street.  The driving force of today’s medicine is to generate revenue and create stock value based on earnings. Yet there are still a few meaningful institutions seeking to provide true therapy for a cure rather than financial gain. 

A Wellness Newsletter that I subscribe to said… Eating Blue Berries, Fish, Leafy Green-Vegetables, walking and no sugar and less red meat can reverse plaque buildup in your arteries. (Do not use this as a Medical advice); it is just a quote from a Wellness letter) and doing this may add years to your life. 

EVENING:

Principle: Galatians 5:22

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

His Promise / His Faithfulness:  Proverbs 8:19

My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. (The Word of God)

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Our notion of what constitutes Victory must be guided by the will and the Word of God. Why? Because only what’s built by Him will last, without Christ all is for nothing… Our endeavor is as strong as the weakest link. So seek Him and His Eternal Link; because Jesus is the strongest link to the Father...

Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired nor will it ever expire. What he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

Coming to the Lord:

The Divine Powers of our Most-High, Jesus Christ is also clearly defined, all things were made through Him.  Without Him there was nothing made, and this includes us humans.  John 1:3

 

All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. John 1:2-4 (in Context) John 1 (Whole Chapter) 

Many of us are perplexed and troubled by the challenges of life, life is not the challenge, it is man that made the challenges, but our Lord gave us Solutions, maybe because we think is just cannot be that simple… Seek Him First and His Righteousness and all these thing shall be added unto to you (Mathew 6:33)

Principle: Romans 8:28

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

Romans 8:27-29 (in Context) Romans 8 (Whole Chapter)

 

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Mark 10:27

Jesus glanced around at them and said, With men [it is] impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God. Mark 10:26-28 (in Context) Mark 10 (Whole Chapter)

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

Praise:

Praise: English - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRajjFaVtj8

Praise: Chinese -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o_BIdAy6A&list=PLBABA0CA7858D8800

Praise: Spanish-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH_kVTgptpU&list=PL7C6CCF9FA3E7DB37

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Devotionals for Wednesday January 20th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  Our Experience is PROOF of how Earnest we are, because we reap what we sow…

Galatians 6:7

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

2 Corinthians 9:6

Generosity Encouraged] Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. In Context | Full Chapter |

Galatians 6:8

Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. In Context | Full Chapter |

Commentary:

Thoughts for the day:       Self-denial, who or what are you living for?

Topic:                     Born to reproduce, this is what god said; be fruitful and multiply.

TEXT: Genesis 1:28

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:27-29 (in Context) Genesis 1 (Whole Chapter)

Self-preservation is the human instinct, and sometimes it is driven by fear, or lack of faith…

What was Peter thinking when Jesus said come, and he stepped into the water and started to walk, he did make a few steps, but his fear overcame him and he started to sink... then the self-preservation factor came into play, but he needed help so help yelled ‘help me Lord!’

Do you believe the statement of Jesus? … But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6: 33

I you do not believe the above, then you are like the farmer described below…

“Any fear associated with giving to God's kingdom is irrational. It's on par with a farmer who, out of fear of losing his seed, refuses to plant his fields.”

― Andy Stanley, Fields of Gold

So if we do not sow the seeds, then there will be no reproduction, then we will have to yell “Help me Lord!”

Did you know that on board an airplane when there is a decompression, the oxygen masks will deploy, you are told to first put yours on before helping others.  So by not planting the seeds you cannot help others, but in this case you yourself will need help.

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 15:36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

In Context | Full Chapter 

The Providence of our Lord – His Mercies

Topic:  You shall have the Providence of our Lord, even living in a land where God’s Wrath on the Unrighteous ones.

TEXT: Jesus said… “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” Hebrews 13: 5

Devotionals:

Romans 1: 16-32

 The Just Live by Faith

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

EVENING:

You shall have the Providence of our Lord, even living in a land where God’s Wrath on the Unrighteous ones. Today’s message is not to point a finger on anyone, but living in a country that promotes, same-sex marriages, abortions and restricts the Bible and prayers in the name of Jesus; we are still individually blessed by living by Faith.

The providence of our Lord goes far beyond our earthly needs, while He said He would supply all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus, there is more… as we oftentimes say; ‘The Best-Is-Yet-to come” because He said He went to prepare a place for each of us.

Good News -His Faithfulness:

What a privilege our Lord gave us… The fact that Jesus took the time to Teach about His Return, and the foretelling of the future days of Tribulation, let us look to be in the Rapture… Because he said those that are still alive will be caught up in the Air, and the question if we will recognize our loved ones, this was answered as The Bible said all those that went ahead will return with HIM.

Let us spread the Joy of His Good News for His Glory… Praise our Lord Jesus.


Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord we thank You for Your Grace Your Divine Redemption and Your Unconditional love. Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your Favors as we go in Faith knowing that on that day we shall all see You Lord 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=yoPyLcY6Zv4&list=RDyoPyLcY6Zv4#t=0

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCyjarRegig&list=PL2Llw1d6S7KdcXRGOwTtlCj_2fZL6sZ_4

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjvJFvtqbn8&list=PLFA4E59308FC62FB6

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Devotionals for Tuesday January 19th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC: Where is Buddha, Mohammed, or Jesus? How did they leave earth? We have the answer for Jesus…

 

Answer: Jesus who resurrected from the dead, spent 40 days with His disciples and then ascended to THE Father…

 

WHO IS JESUS?  (All Scripture texts from the NIV Bible)

Hebrews 1: 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

 

The Anointing of Jesus as The Christ; which is Prophecy fulfilled)

 Hebrews 6: 1 Verse 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory,  

Hebrews 1: verse 3. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in Heaven.

 

Isaiah 61: 1, 3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me.... (This refers to Jesus being endowed by The Father to come and be our Redeemer, written over 700 years before Christ came born of a Virgin) Hebrews 8 and Psalm 45: 6&7 are identical and all affirmed the supremacy of Jesus Messiah.

 

John 3:18: Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son

Because He said that all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God, this is why His Redemption is a Priceless Gift, and cannot be purchased or earned.  It is also noted that the key word in the foregoing statement, was “ALL” therefore it means that no one can meet HIS Criterion of being Sinless…. To make us eligible to be redeemed, He died in our place and rose triumphantly, and by this we became eligible though HIS resurrection and He offers this today as His Priceless Gift of Salvation.

 

Hebrews 6: 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Hebrews 6: 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie. 

 

Faith is one of the most intangible elements… but Jesus said; ‘If we have Faith like a Mustard Seed, we can move mountains…

 Matthew 17:20

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:19-21 (in Context) Matthew 17 (Whole Chapter)

 

Imagine that our Lord said, if we have Faith as a Mustard seed, nothing will be impossible.  Just think if man knew how to apply the full power of Faith as described by Jesus, man would not be able to contain this power against his fellow men… but our Lord did make the power of Faith available to each of us, this is the Faith “in-HIM’ and as we trust in Him, and His Word said we will have Life-Everlasting, then at the right time, when life ceases on earth for us, the power of Faith is super-naturally released allowing all believers to transition to Him in the twinkling of an eye. 

 

Keynote: 

Ephesians 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace…

 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus as we acknowledge your Sovereignty and Your Eminence on the Throne of Righteousness, we seek Your Divine mediation to the Father on our behalf. Lord, Your Word said, that You Lord Jesus is the only Mediator between man and the Father.  Lord we thank You for receiving us as we give you our praises. Lord, bless what is presented for Your Glory Lord, and we extend Your invitation by revealing the Good News of Your Salvation. Bless our Visitors, and let Your Grace be upon each one as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

 

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GKhDCsLrUg&list=RD3GKhDCsLrUg#t=17

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcc4IcEfutk&list=RDlcc4IcEfutk#t=4

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxiTGInMbmA&list=PLE93B02C12C397F76


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Devotionals for Monday January 18th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC: Faith, Hope, Grace, Salvation, Redemption, Holiness and Trinity. These words are useless to certain groups,

If you are an atheist agnostic or a Nones… then these word will be meaningless.  If so, are their lives hopeless? can an atheist, make a ‘wish’?  an assumption that an Atheist would make a poor farmer, why… Farming is a lot of science but a lot of dependence on atmospheric conditions, Drought, Hail storms and many elements destroying the crop, not to mention the locusts.   The question is… where do an atheist places his hope on?  Since to be an atheist there is no Providence from God, no trinity, and no one to ask for blessing, then it seems that all of the logic by atheism is from a test tube.  I would like to be side by side with an avid atheist in a 6.0 Earthquake just to see his expression and what he would do.

TEXT: Proverbs 17:21 To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool. In Context | Full Chapter |

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.In Context | Full Chapter 

Commentary:

Fear is fed by lack of hope… Hope is fed by Faith, and Faith in Jesus and His Grace is all we need

TEXT:     Matthew 10: Jesus Teaches the Fear of God

27 “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. 28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Confess Christ Before Men

32 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

Focus:    The top 10 things we fear most…

  1. Speaking before a Group
  2. Heights
  3. Insects and bugs
  4. Financial problems
  5. Deep water
  6. Sickness
  7. Death
  8. Flying
  9. Loneliness
  10. Dogs

Actually the thing that we should fear the most is not mentioned on the list… Matthew 10:28

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. In Context | Full Chapter 

At some time or the other all of us may have some fear of ever experiencing any of the top 10 listed. We can overcome the fear factor of most of the top ten things. Except for the non-elective items of No. 6 and 7 we can by some means learn to cope or avoid the other factors.

The old adage of ‘Knowledge is Power’ and being a part of today’s new-found knowledge-based society we can overcome the fear of Public speaking, Heights, Deep-water, flying, and dogs, but Insects and bugs, financial problems we can also conquer, yet we cannot avoid sickness, death and loneliness.

However, Hope in Christ can conquer the three non-elective factors of sickness, death and Loneliness…

Devotional: 

The Divine Providence of our Lord can conquer not just the fear of sickness, death and loneliness, His Providence can provide a Peace that is unexplainable, because He said: John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. In Context | Full Chapter |

Coming to the Lord:

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

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Ephesians 6:10-18 [Full Chapter]

[The Whole Armor of God]

 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. ...

EVENING:

It is up to us… God made us free-thinkers, so make the right choices.

  1. Do not give permission to the evil one. Did you know the devil cannot use you unless you grant your permission to allow him?
  2. Why the devil does want your soul? Because you are worth a lot to Jesus
  3. The Power of Prayer

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

His Warning: Be aware of Jesus’ statement, He said ‘If”; why? Because while He was going, He would only build a place for those that are in Faith and the unbelievers would not be an heir to His Kingdom. (Therefore Voltaire the Atheist could not sell what he did not have the rights to.) Many of us read this and presumed that Jesus’ statement of Him going meant that ‘everyone’ would receive a ‘place’, there is no entitlement by default, and Jesus statement of “IF” was very specific to believers in Faith.

Only He (our Lord) knows the future…James 4: 14 

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

Conclusion:

Important factor: Our Lord is not against you being rich, but all of what he has provided are to be used to honor our Lord, and He must receive the ‘First-Fruit’ He will not tolerate being offered the left-over. 

Prayer: Our Father in Heaven in Jesus we come. Thank You Lord Jesus that through You our Savior we are made Joint-Heirs to Your Kingdom. Today we bring Your Salvation to the global community by Your will and are privileged to serve You Lord Jesus through this Good News network, Lord we pray that our Visitors will be guided by Your Good News and that they will be brought to You Lord; as the angels will celebrate for every sinner that repents, Lord bless this day as we go forward in Faith and knowing that all our needs are provided and we give You thanks knowing that Your faithfulness and Your Covenant will never change. Lord Jesus we pray in Your Holy name and to You Jesus our Sovereign God in One of our Father and Creator, to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory, Now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise: ‘One Day at a Time Sweet Jesus’ 

English:  http://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0

Spanish:http://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0

Chinese:http://www.youtube.com/embed/OvN1jTkzXbY?rel=0

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Devotionals for Sunday January 17th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  Oneness in Christ is all we need, and in Heaven He will be One God, because it is One Faith, One Hope and One God

Branding is a way to set your product or service apart from the other provider.  Today world Christianity consists of 6 major ecclesiastico-cultural blocs, divided into 300 major ecclesiastical traditions, composed of over 33,000 distinct denominations in 238 countries.

The story of a passerby who stopped at a construction site where the builder was building, it looked like a church, he asked…what denomination is it? The builder said, I am building it on spec.  This may be humorous, but today many independent churches are building mega worship centers, and the ‘Fund-raising’ is a bigger campaign that the message of Oneness in Christ.

Branding is a way to get your product or service recognized.  With 33,000 distinct denominations in 238 countries, are we reaching others for Christ?   The saying of Jesus should be echoed in the canyon of the churches of these multi-branded bearers of the message, and the message should be ‘ONENESS IN CHRSIT’

TEXT: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 New International Version (NIV)

18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 

20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become

the righteousness of God.

Commentary:

Matthew 16:26

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? In Context | Full Chapter |

The Sheep and the Goats

Matthew 25: 31-46

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

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. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Matthew 7:21-23New International Version (NIV)

True and False Disciples

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

EVENING:

 

In Him we have Victory…  Praise Him, come to Him and know our Jesus for He is Mighty to save and he loves you and is waiting to place His Grace on you. Accept His Priceless Gift, this will never be repeated as he died Once, and it is appointed unto man… Once to Die but thereafter we must face His judgment, so if we will be around after we die to face the judgment, then we really never die.  So accept His and having His Assurance of Life-Everlasting as He Lives and so will us all in Christ. 

 

Prayer: Father Words cannot express what Jesus our Redeemer, our Sovereign Eternal God in One of Your Holy Trinity did for us. Lord today as we Praise You and know that You are on the Throne of Righteousness, Your unconditional love for us overwhelms us as You Paid-It-All… Lord we receive Your Divine Grace and place all in Your Holy hands, Lord we dedicate ourselves to You Lord that You will increase and we shall decrease as You Are Pre-Eminent and all things are held together by You and without You Lord Jesus nothing was made. We commit this day to you Lord. Be with us and especially our Visitors that Your Priceless Gift will be received by many. 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=0sKzUk8tfRc&list=RD0sKzUk8tfRc

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2x_DII3W0&list=PLteB-AORN8o3UDMKCx2EJ4I6hyDgKDlWk

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg4gnUTZPmk&list=PLaJECDKAK5kvYxe760m5hN8p47rLwW01A

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Devotionals for Saturday January 16th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  God is still right where He was hearing Abraham, David, Jesus, you and me. He is still listening and ready to help.

Through Jesus our Redeemer we have a direct channel to be in the presence of God. Because of what Jesus did we are made complete in Him.

 

Focus:   Jesus’ 40 days after His Resurrection, spent with His disciples in love and Fellowship.

Thoughts for the day: He loved His disciples so much, He fellowshipped with them for 40 days before going Home to His Kingdom.

TEXT:  John 3: 12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: The Son of Man. 14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.

Genesis 1: Verse 26, NKJV: When God said…  Then God said, “Let US make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Commentary: Christians all over the world will celebrate Easter-Resurrection DAY…

As we reflect back on the events leading to Christ’s Crucifixion and His Triumphant Resurrection, we are all so blessed to have the three major events that made more impact on humanity than any other known events of world history. Yet there is to come the most powerful event which is the return of our Lord Jesus.

                 

The Birth of Jesus is one event that has influenced how we live daily, governed by the daily calendar of the year AD 2014 (A.D. An abbreviation used with a date, indicating how many years have passed since the birth of Jesus. The abbreviation may appear before the date… A.D. 2016), The birth of Jesus dictates our calendar and yet many have never heard of Jesus.  We are privileged to bring to the Worldwide Web the Good News of Jesus Christ coming to this planet born of a Virgin, who super-naturally rose from the dead, which leads us to the 2ndmost important event of mankind.

What is the 2nd most important? The Crucifixion of Jesus, why? He was not just a man, He was God, Jesus as we see shook the elements at his crucifixion by a major earthquake, the sun went dark for three (3) hours, Midday to 3 PM, and the Curtain of the Temple was torn. The Power of His Holy Spirit from His father descended on earth.

The Third most important event known to man is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. As we declare “HE IS RISEN” His Resurrection from death as seen by thousands witnessed by the Disciples. Jesus’ Resurrection is a Divine gift to us that completed His Redemption of our Soul, His Blood of Atonement was shed for our sin, His Priceless Gift of Life-Everlasting is offered to each of us, but to receive HIS SEAL we must Accept His Gift that we cannot purchase with all the gold in the world.

How do we receive this priceless gift? We must in Faith come to Jesus in Prayer and confess with our mouth that He is God, and ask that our sins be forgiven, and in Faith ask Jesus to be our Lord and Savior, and He will send His Holy Spirit that will guide you and you will be a Child of God. What a privilege granted to us by our Lord Jesus.

Remember what Jesus said to the thief that was crucified, this person asked Jesus “Lord remember me when you get to your kingdom” and Jesus replied… “Today you shall be with me in Paradise”.

Jesus knew that this thief repented and sought Him, and Jesus gave him His pardon, just like this action in Faith and the immediate response of Jesus is available to each of us right now, as Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow…  but His Grace will cease on the “Day of the Lord” as the period of Grace will expire, as He said ‘Today is the day of Salvation” Let us have Victory in Jesus Christ as we look to be in His Kingdom by His own words, Jesus described it as ‘Paradise’

Beloved, Easter is the event that occurred in the year AD 0033 and as the Bible said… This same Jesus will return:

The Fourth event was the Ascension of Jesus to Heaven where He sits on the Throne of Righteousness where He intercedes for us.

We want to publish our selected Bible Text covering the Betrayal, Crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus our Redeemer. This is suitable for reading during Easter, these events reflect back to the event of our Lord Being Betrayed, Crucified and Rising Triumphantly and His Ascension into Heaven, where He sits on the Throne of Righteousness.

EVENING:  Jesus is the Son of God, fact is, and no one has ever seen God, only Jesus.

There will be a fifth and final event… The Day of our Lord…. What a day it will be! Because the King is Coming…

2 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.

What is the Day of the Lord? This is the day when His Grace ends, what do we mean by this? Before answering this, let’s first look at the meaning of Grace; a: unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification

b: a virtue coming from God, c: a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace. (From the Merriam-Webster)

We see that His Grace is undeserved by us, why do we need His Grace? Because we are all sinners. Why am I called a sinner? Because we are all descendants of Adam, and when Adam & Eve sinned, God evicted them from the Garden of Eden. But God made a way for us to be Redeemed by His Son, Jesus (Read more about the supremacy of Jesus in John 1, Hebrews 1 & Ephesians 1), as He is God in One of our Father) Now His Grace granted to allow us to receive Him exists at this time, but the expiration date will be by one of two means.  One way if you die before accepting Him, and secondly, when He Returns which is known as the Day of the Lord.

Come to Christ today... Pray this to The Lord… Lord Jesus accept me a sinner as I come and accept You this moment knowing that all who calls upon Your Holy Name Lord Jesus shall be saved. I thank you Lord Jesus as I seek to be filled with your Holy Spirt and to follow You my Lord. I pray this in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus my Messiah… Amen.

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 and our Visitors and all who are calling on Your Holy Name Lord Jesus.  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=GO67xEESp1M&list=RD02PtmZcuPCXo4

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwt0OorkGKY

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FORYHGSKsiQ&list=PLAE74BDA125E37E91

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

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Devotionals for Friday January 15th, 2016

MORNING: 

             

Focus:  Someone said if you want to make God laughs tell Him about your plans…

Our plans are mere conjectures, meaning they are guesses, speculations and most often without the equation of God’s role.

God doesn’t need our help… He came to help us, and in helping He allowed us to participate in spreading His Good News.  We are to lead others to Him which will be part of His Kingdom.  His Kingdom which is to come as the new Heaven and Earth will not be made by human’s hands and it will never be shaken.

The example of the Tortoise and the Hare sets the tone for our behavior, why? Because we believe we can ‘cruise’ through life thinking that God is not looking at what we do.  

Remember the two greatest commandment described by Jesus…

Matthew 22: 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[c] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[d] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Hypocrisy is probably the most hated trait of many… cynicism, and other behavior often lead to a life as a scoffer. While we believe we can be self-confident acting our own instincts, most often our assumptions are totally off course leading to failures.  What is the alternative? Bring everything to the Lord, seek His guidance, make your desire known and by His Grace he will direct your pathway.

 We are not alone –

We lack nothing when we love our Lord Jesus, because in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead

TEXT:  Psalm 34:7-9

New King James Version (NKJV)

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

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; 
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.

Commentary: The apostle Paul wrote, "Being confident of this, that He (God) who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6). 

By HIS New Covenant, as Jesus was dying on the Cross of Calvary where His Blood was shed for our Atonement, He said…” It is Finished” The Bible said; the Veil of the Temple was torn, this was the Revelation of the New Covenant, at that very moment we passed from the “LAW” to ‘GRACE” as He granted HIS Grace.

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 considered above Jesus Christ, will be considered as idols.

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

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

 2 Timothy 1:7 New International Version (NIV)

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

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

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

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

Praise:

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

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8cyR87tihM

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Devotionals for Thursday January 14th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC: Today’s Hyper Cars top speed is 270 MPH.  The speed of light? 186,282 miles per second about 670,616,629 MPH

Focus:  Man’s quest to go faster and faster are still primitive in comparison to the law of Physics…  The fastest civilian airplane could be the Citation X+ at 717 MPH and will set you back by around $22 Million.

While the speed of light is not considered highly possible for travels, it is already in use by for those transitioning to the Lord…

1 Corinthians 15:52

in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. In Context | Full Chapter 

TEXT: 2 Corinthians 5 [Full Chapter]

Awaiting the New Body] For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. ...

Commentary:

As we address the remainder of the week, we need to pause and reflect on what’s ahead and bring the challenges to our Lord.  Some may say… I do not have any challenge, but the challenges of our brothers’ and sisters’ are also ours. 

We address the global offensive taken against our Christian brothers, sisters and families, and the need to strengthen our faith in Fellowship through Oneness in Christ. The fiery darts of the forces are real and we must take up the armor of the Lord.

Stop to communicate with families, know the root cause of what leads to problems, prevent wrong ‘imprinting’ and go to the imprinting inspired by the Lord.

Chronic Stress Can Prematurely Age Your Brain

“There’s always going to be stress in the environment,” says Howard Fillit, MD, clinical professor of geriatrics and medicine at New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine and executive director of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. “But what’s damaging is the distress we feel internally in response to it.”

Fillit’s distinction points to the body wide reaction our bodies experience when we routinely respond to stress by going into fight-or-flight mode. In our brains, the stress response can cause memory and other aspects of cognition to become impaired, which is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and accelerated memory loss with aging. One thing that can happen is you can start feeling a lot older, mentally, than you are.

“Patients come in complaining of faulty memory and wonder if they’re beginning to get Alzheimer’s,” says Roberta Lee, MD, vice-chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center and author of The Super stress Solution (Random House, 2010). “Their workups and MRI scans look normal. In the interview, I ask them about their lifestyle and almost invariably they have compounded stress.”

To protect the brain from cortisol-related premature aging, Lee suggests building stress disruptors into your regular routine: “A five-minute period in the middle of every day during which you do absolutely nothing — nothing! — can help a lot, especially if you are consistent about it,” she says.

Her other recommendations include eating breakfast every day — complex carbohydrates (whole grains, veggies) and some protein. “Breakfast helps your metabolism feel like it won’t be stressed — caught up in a starvation-gluttony pattern,” she explains.

And when anxiety does strike, a good way to initiate the relaxation response is her “four-five breath” routine: breathing in through the nose to a count of four, then out through the mouth to a count of five. “Repeat it four times and you’ll feel the relaxation,” she says. “Best of all, do the four breaths twice daily, at the beginning and end of the day.”

Jesus said… Not to worry.  Do you think He was telling us something here?

Matthew 6:25-34 [Full Chapter]

Do Not Worry] “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 

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

EVENING:

Text:      Romans 8: 28-39

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

Good News -His Faithfulness:

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one, Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.    Romans 8: 31-3

           

Coming to the Lord:

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus we come… Lord Jesus be with us all today as we thank You Lord for our many Visitors, Lord let Your providence flow to each of us as we go min Faith. Lord we thank You for Your Divine Grace and we thank you Lord for Your Redemption as we declare Victory in You Lord Jesus… To You Jesus Messiah, be the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

 Victory in Jesus…

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5ZhFN1DXk&list=RDFG5ZhFN1DXk#t=8

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKqBC5c5_G8&list=PLCF5935E6A2E018F1

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFJT8hCvqiw&list=RDOFJT8hCvqiw#t=22

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

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Devotionals for Wednesday January 13th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:   Ray guns, Lightsaber®, Blasters, etc., all featured in the StarWars® movie, all obsolete according to Revelation.

This is a Good News site, but we must first know the things that are coming and then we have the Good News of how God is Merciful and He has set us all apart through his Blood.

In Revelation the power of The Lord is more than symbolism… the description of what to come were already proven…

TEXT: Revelation 8 (NASB)

And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them.

The first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.

The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.

10 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. 11 The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

12 The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way.

13 Then I looked, and I heard an eagle flying in mid heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!”

Commentary:

While many new weapon systems are not yet revealed, the arsenal of man’s advance weapon systems that can render severe damage such as what President Reagan described as ‘Star-wars’ are now deployed, these are still like firecrackers when compared to the Power of the Lord.  Even the downing of the walls of Jericho back 1,390 Years before the Birth of Christ displayed the power of God.

John wrote the Revelation in the year AD 95 which places John’s compilation of what he saw and wrote down as Jesus instructed him over a 62-year time span.

John’s depiction of what to come are not ‘Plague’ rather these are ‘events’ that will take place.  Except for the period of five months, as described…

Revelation 9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Fifth Trumpet—the Bottomless Pit

Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key of the bottomless pit was given to him. He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit.Then out of the smoke came locusts upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it [f]stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.

The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. 10 They have tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men for five months. 11 They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.

12 The first woe is past; behold, two woes are still coming after these things.

EVENING:

Devotional: 

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Deliverance from Bondage….

While the events of Revelation are foretold, the Mercy of the Lord prevails, and through Jesus our Redeemer we have His assurance…

Romans 8: 1-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His Own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 

Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

Conclusion:

Coming to the Lord:

Jesus is calling us to repent, and to be added to the Lamb’s Book of Life.  He said we are to hold unto what He has given us…

 Revelation 3:10-12 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.

Prayer:  Thank You Lord as Your Divine promise and command that we must persevere and hold unto to You Lord so that we will be kept from the hour of trial that will come upon the whole world. Lord we ask that our Visitors will call upon Your Name Lord Jesus and as You will write Your Holy Name upon us all. Father in Heaven today we affirm that in Jesus our Lord and Savior we go in Faith, and Lord Jesus we thank you for Your Graciousness and for Your Divine Redemption. In Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, we pay and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… amen.

Praise:   

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Yj7H-eSjM&list=RD01Yj7H-eSjM#t=4

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gppIwdmFuKw&list=RDgppIwdmFuKw#t=2

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T0sQGmH3iQ&list=RD2T0sQGmH3iQ#t=13

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Devotionals for Tuesday January 12th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:   Your credit is @ a Thousand score with The Lord. You are redeemed and fully Paid for, you owe nothing…

 

TEXT: The Power of Prayer of a Righteous man…. James 5:16
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 
James 5:15-17 (in Context) James 5 (Whole Chapter)

Commentary:

His Promise:

Being rich was not an abomination to the Lord, the text below cites the denunciation of the rich that ‘oppress’ the poor.   Just like in today’s society, you are rewarded for having a great credit score that let you enjoy lower interest rates and many privileges.  On the other hand, they apply higher interest charges to those with financial challenges and are in some way ‘oppressed’ by impacting their hardship by charging them more and giving them less.

Luke 1:53
He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty.
Luke 1:52-54 (in Context) Luke 1 (Whole Chapter)

His Faithfulness: & His Mercies abound to those that seek Him:

Psalm 103 New King James Version (NKJV)

Praise for the Lord’s Mercies

A Psalm of David.

103 Bless the Lord, O my soul; 
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

EVENING:

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Ephesians 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Unity of the Spirit… Written to the Ephesians by the Apostle Paul:

4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

Conclusion:

The event of what is documented above was in a time of around 550 BC… 2 Kings 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

In a more recent time a visitor came to one of the mission stations in Haiti and said “I came to raid the Mission camp last night, but I had to turn away as the entire camp was surrounded by security patrol… after he told the story to the Relief crew, they told him that they had no security guards, and what he saw was the Angels of the Lord protecting the Camp.  This person was so moved that the God of the Christian Relief group was so powerful that he came to the Lord, and changed his ways.

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: It is my Father’s World...

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fwfdij6HGo&list=RD4Fwfdij6HGo#t=22

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrrh4zwa_BM&list=RDRrrh4zwa_BM#t=29

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Devotionals for Monday January 11th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:   No pain-no gain… Hitting-bottom, facing doom & gloom, coming back from the edge and finding peace…

 

Thoughts for the day: Vapor is a like smoke with a mix of air…. Is this what we are?

Topic:  Many pharmaceutical drugs on sale should relieve you of what it was intended to do, but the side effects could kill you.

TEXT: James 4:14

Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. James 4:13-15 (in Context) James 4 (Whole Chapter)

Commentary: How would you like to have clear skin free of blemishes but while taking the medication you could develop cancer, and the manufacturers warned you that using this could result in even death. So consider the consequences of gaining the whole world but losing your soul.

Matthew 16:26

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:25-27 (in Context) Matthew 16 (Whole Chapter)

Giving Thanks to our Lord for His Grace and His Providence in our lives.

 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

New King James Version (NKJV)

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—

Our Lord came and Paid-It-All and by His Covenant, His ‘Priceless’ Gift sets us apart when we receive His Gift.

What is His Priceless Gift?  The season of Advent marked the Birth of our Lord Jesus, and we must know that Jesus came for one reason.  His coming was to be our Redeemer, and by His redemption we have His ‘Priceless Gift’ of Life-everlasting. 

The Season of Easter which is the celebration of Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Everyone needs His Priceless Gift, why, because ‘Life is a Vapor’ and even the ‘scoffers’ need the Lord and His Redemption, Why?  The Bible said… ‘It is appointed unto to man once to die, but after this there is the Judgment, therefore we really never die, our physical body expires but our Soul lives on. So this being said, everyone will be around to receive their ‘just’ rewards.

Jesus said… John 14:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 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.

The Bible said… There will be no condemnation to us all who are in Christ Jesus:

Romans 8 New King James Version (NKJV)

Free from Indwelling Sin

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 

Principle: Romans 8: 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Romans 8: 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Romans 8:29
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 
Romans 8:28-30 (in Context) Romans 8 (Whole Chapter)

Conclusion:

How can we ever be discouraged about the outlook of the future, the press constantly publish a perplexing anxiety driven news, why? Because ‘Bad-News’ sells paper.   Good News will probably sell more papers as people are hungry for good news…  but the human trait will apply the principle of apathy and ignore the Good News as it represent a good ‘status-quo’

The Good News is that Jesus is Sovereign, He is Eternal and He loves us! and above all Jesus died and Rose Triumphantly and conquered death by taking all of our Sins on the Cross.  Yes, He died for our Sins, and he Rose from the tomb, and He Ascended to Heaven and He is on the Throne of Righteousness, and one day he will return. We at Good News Forever would prefer to spread the Good News that God loves you, and He interceded for us to The Father.  At no time did our Lord ever leave us nor forsake us.

Are you ready for His return? Today His Grace abounds, and His Salvation is readily available to be received. So come to Him, and pray… Lord Jesus I am a Sinner, and I repent of my sin by accepting Your ‘Priceless-Gift, Lord Jesus Your Grace I receive and in You I place my trust. Lord direct my path as I seek a closer walk with you my Lord. I Pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, Amen.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord Jesus thank You for coming and Thank You for Your Divine Redemption. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and the privilege of serving You Lord, for Your Glory.  Lord we Praise You and we seek Your divine guidance as we go in Faith knowing that You will return Lord Jesus. In Your Holy name we Pray Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoxopsRSfdU&list=PL116ED8839543BD38

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPs-akTj_P0&list=RDYPs-akTj_P0#t=3              

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4639KXolik4&list=RDte30LW-fK4g

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Devotionals for Sunday January 10th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC: Can we imagine… God who created it all wants us to be His ‘Friend’


John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. In Context | Full Chapter | 

John 15:14

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

John 15:15

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

TEXT: Ephesians 4:5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, In Context | Full Chapter 

  J-O-Y: Jesus First, Others second, Yourself last

 

Text:  Clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] ...” Romans 13:14, (AMP)

Commentary:

John 18:36 New International Version (NIV)

 36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

How Can Jesus Be Called "King"?

 

Today's reading: Ezekiel 37:15-28

God promised in Ezekiel 37:24 that the chosen descendant of David, the Messiah, would be king over the newly reunited northern and southern kingdoms. Why do Christians relate this prophecy to Jesus, despite the fact that he never held this earthly title of authority?

 

Jesus never aspired to be an earthly king. In fact, when a throng of Jews wanted to make Jesus such a king by force, he withdrew to a mountain by himself to avoid them (see John 6:15). Jesus clearly said, "My kingdom is not of this world ... my kingdom is from another place" (John 18:36). It is in this heavenly kingdom-a place where every believer will one day reside, a place where God's laws will finally be perfectly enforced-that Jesus reigns. Jesus knew that after his life on Earth, he would return to heaven to sit at God's right hand, where he would reign eternally as the unchallenged King (see Matthew 26:64Acts 2:32-35). One day all will acknowledge his supremacy, all will submit to his authority, all will acknowledge him as Lord (see Philippians 2:9-11). Indeed, he already rules and reigns as a royal king over countless millions of people from every nation under the sun who have given him their total allegiance and loyalty.

 

His Promise:

Matthew 26:64 New International Version (NIV)

64 “You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

 

His Faithfulness:

Philippians 2:9-11

New International Version (NIV)

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

 

Action/Coming to our Lord:

ISAIAH 55:

6 Seek the LORD while he may be found;

   call on him while he is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake their ways

   and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them,

   and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

EVENING:

Conclusion:

Today by His Grace and by the Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus and by His Divine Resurrection, we can Trust in His Assurance that he came to Redeem us, and again we need to be reminded that we Need His Redemption as ‘We are all Sinners” and the most important thing of all we are created in His Likeness, and as such; we will live forever.  This is the reason when we all need His Redemption, if Death was the end and we knew no more upon dying, this could be an easy way out, but The Bible said, after our earthly death there is a Judgment and then we will be given what we due.

For those that have not received Jesus and His Blood of Atonement, they will be destined to a place of eternal damnation where it is like dying but never really dead, for those that have come to Him and accepted His Salvation by Accepting His Redemption and in Faith trust Him and confessed that “I am a Sinner” there will be NO condemnation, and in fact we will not even face the Judgment, as we are already in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Romans 8: 1-4

New International Version (NIV)

Life Through the Spirit

8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Prayer:

Father in Jesus we come knowing that You our Lord Jesus rose triumphantly and You Lord Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and by Your Blood of Atonement we are saved. Your Divine Grace and Your Eminence and Sovereignty was revealed to man over 700 Years before You came to Redeem us. Lord we acknowledge that You were there at the beginning as You were the Light declared by the Father…”Let there be Light” , Lord Jesus today in Faith we seek You and open our hearts to you so that your Holy Spirit will come and by Your Grace we will be Sealed with Your Blood of Atonement, looking to that day Lord when we shall see You as You are.  In Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, we pray and give You the Power and the Glory, now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0v35yVIL5Q

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

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

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Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

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Devotionals for Saturday January 9th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  Instruction #1: Know God and Him alone, # 2: love others, # 3: Be at peace

These are not complicated instructions and are well within our capabilities.  #3 is the result of adhering to first and second commandments.

When these instructions were given by Jesus He gave then more like ‘suggestions’ and not as a ‘mandate’. His kindness is most often taken for His Graciousness without thinking of the consequences of not following His directions.

The old adage that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ existed then and now. As mankind most often takes ‘kindness as weakness’… this is one of the flaw on mankind that usually undermines relationships.

Jesus spoke to the people around Him with clarity using narratives that were understandable by the crowd which the Bible described as ‘multitudes’.  In some instances, He spoke using parables to draw the parallel to the era dating back to the year 0030 AD.

TEXT: Matthew 22:  37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

Jesus used the verb ‘shall; He never said ‘must’ because we are expected to love God, and why did He not say ‘you must’ which is an obligation? Because God created us with ‘Free-will’ and if He demanded that we ‘Must’ love Him, then our love is an ‘Obligation’ and it is therefore not a true love coming from our heart.

Devotional: 

Lord Jesus today as we look to You knowing that You came and because of Your love for us Lord You paid the ultimate price to redeem us.  Thank you Lord and we adore You and by our own free-will we Love You Lord and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…Amen.

Good News -His Faithfulness:

1 John 4:18-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. 19 We love, because He first loved us. 20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

Coming to the Lord:

Coming to the Lord Jesus is a life-changing experience, the changes are not all ground-shaking such as when Saul was called by Jesus, but our lives will be changed as we begin to see the Grace of God in our lives.  The Bible will become more understandable, no more will we be confused by the Gospel and be aware of the Unconditional Love of our Lord, as Christ said, I do not condemn you because I was condemned for your sake.

Jesus said… you must be Born-Again, and through His Redemption we have this ‘New-Birth’ as we are now ‘Born’ into His family.  He said we are no longer slaves but His ‘Friends’

Coming to Jesus is an experience filled with His Peace and His Joy that we are assured that we are here as a ‘foreigner’ in this strange land… The World, most certainly is becoming a strange land as the days go by.

 

Conclusion:

 

Conclusion:

When Jesus said… “I am not of this world” did you ever wonder what kind of world He is from?  Revelation described the Kingdom of God glistening like Glass, made of pure gold.  Have we ever wondered how did Jesus ascended from earth?  Does the statement of Paul … ‘being absent from the body but present with the Lord’ ever puzzled you?

There are so many things that we do not have definitive answers to, so how do we address them. We must base our answers on Facts: Fact No: 1 Jesus came, Fact No. 2: Jesus died for our sins, Fact No: 3 Jesus rose from the dead, Fact No: 4 Jesus ascended into the heavens.  These facts are real, and His Words are real, and His Covenants are real. Jesus’ promise of returning is real.

Prayer: Prayer: Father in Heaven in Jesus we come.  Lord today as we reflect on Your humble servant Jabez, that sought Your blessings and enlargement of his territory with Your hands upon him, we do the same Lord and ask that we also be kept from evil and that what we do shall be for Your Glory Lord Jesus. Lord we seek to be equipped and that You will open the flood-gates that Your Word will flow as a deluge to wash away the sins of those coming to our sites bearing Your Good News. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we ask Your blessing to each one. Lord we pray that our nation and the world will humble ourselves and seek You Lord, and turn from our wicked ways, Lord You said You will hear us and by Your Faithfulness You will forgive us and heal our land. We pray this in Your Holy Name our Messiah Jesus; be with us as we give You first place in all things, to You Lord Jesus be the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vaar6Ij55ig&list=RDVaar6Ij55ig#t=2

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSBMyQ5ppk

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcEwLmR78jQ&list=UUMHV2k5FRC7ig8yaIcXNETA

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

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Devotionals for Friday January 8th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  When will we find out that ‘Getting there is half the fun’ For some it takes a lot of time…

Getting there can be half the journey, it can be a battle, or it can be fun. So which do you choose… Battle or Fun? If it is fun then it will not be like a journey, it will be more like an event.


Even the journey of the Israelites crossing the Red-Sea was an event filled with fear and realized in triumph.

For the Israelites the battle was fought for them by the Lord.  Right now our own battles are being fought by the Lord. So let us stop and think of what the Lord has done for us all today…

The question when will be find out that getting there was half the fun?  Why is it ‘half’? because the best is yet to come…

As we continue to say that the Core of our belief as Christians is to be followers of Christ.  Our suggested reading leading up to Christ’ journey here on earth to His Crucifixion and His Triumphant Resurrection, His teaching in John’s Gospel will give us much insight to Jesus’ mission.

Suggested reading the Gospel according to John… John the writer of this and also the Revelation.  John the Baptist is mentioned and John the apostle is not one in the same. The apostle John was one of Jesus’ disciple and known as the disciple that Jesus favored. 

John was the last surviving disciple, and in Revelation we see that he was told by Jesus to write everything down and John’s depiction of Revelation is all about the Majesty of Christ, we read of Christ’ calling us to repent, the Power of God, the Holiness of Christ as the only one Worthy, and it reveals the wrath of God and the Mercy of the Lord to those whose names are in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation is all about Christ and the end of earth as we know it and the new Kingdom in which Jesus will be King of kings…

This is the other half of the Journey… this is where the realization of the Best is yet to come.

TEXT: Revelation 21:3-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

Devotional: 

As we go in faith. We affirm that the Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired and what he did for Moses to lead His people to the promised land, He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

To condone sin, we are a participant, as we participate, or compromise we are giving power to the evil one.  Remember the devil cannot use you unless you allow him.  So stop him, send the signal to rebuff the fiery darts of the evil one. Use the Armor of our Lord and be shielded from the temptation. Remember the story of the little ‘leavening’ (Yeast) that penetrate the entire mix, so do not yield to even one ounce, one drop of temptation.  Remember being tempted is not a sin, but indulging is when you become a victim.  So be a Victor and thwart the temptation with the Sword of Truth.

Verse 14: Stand firm then, with: the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

17 Take the helmet of salvation And the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

You have just read the instruction manual enclosed in the box that contains the five essential all powerful armament ever delivered to mankind. Guess what? Money cannot buy it, so the enemies cannot own itonly those on the ‘Same’ side can be equipped, so the Forces of God’s Army are the most formidable Army, The word Army is derived from being Armed and be able to deploy the Arms. Yes we have these Powers given by our Loving God for our protection. But we have to be Inducted, Trained and be Equipped, lean how at the end of this presentation.

Prayer:

Prayer: Lord Jesus we come to You knowing that You are on the Throne of Righteousness and You intercedes for us, be with our Visitors and Lord, fill us all with Your Holy Spirit, direct our pathways as we seek to be led by Your divine guidance as the Author and Finisher of our Faith.  And by Faith we come and accept You Lord knowi9ng that all things work for good to those that love You, and in acknowledgement of Your Word, that You will never leave us nor forsake us, Lord we give You the Praise and to you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory, now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SLHWFpSlq4&list=RD2SLHWFpSlq4#t=3

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pbheiUaLJE&list=RD3pbheiUaLJE#t=3

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbcNUB5Gxgs&list=RDtbcNUB5Gxgs

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

 

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Devotionals for Thursday January 7th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC:  What would you consider to be a ‘Gift’ from God? Did you receive any? How are you using it?

 

We are provided with all the essentials of life… Air, Water, Oxygen and all life sustaining elements, and all that we need to support our life are also provided.  God gave us the perfect condition for us to produce food, ocean to fish, trees that not only bear fruits but heal our bodies. Are these Gifts enough? For the remaining years of our lives for each of us, are these sufficient?  And we all have received them and are presently them.  But there’s more…

 

TEXT: 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 

 

Because we are created in the likeness of God… our life here on earth will not be the end, and the ending without Jesus’ Redemption will not be a place where any of us will want to be.  For this reason, Christ our Redeemer came and He saved us. Because we are mere mortal that He came to make us immortal.

 

Jesus came and made us Joint-Heirs…

 

Titus 3:5-7 New King James Version (NKJV)

not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His Mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

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

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

 

Devotional: 

It is an amazing privilege that God gave us… He Jesus who is God among us came and assured us that His Grace by His Sacrifice has paid it all… As He said come and buy Gold without money.

 

As we thank our Lord for His Graciousness and His Divine Redemption we want to share this wonderful News of Jesus Priceless Gift that He offers to all.

 

Matthew 17:20

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. In Context | Full Chapter |

 

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

To win the Victory in Jesus, come to Him today and pray this pray…

Lord Jesus I come as a sinner into Your Holy Presence asking that You will be my Savior and by Your Righteous I am presented by You to the Father and Lord as my Redeemer, I repent of my sins and seek You and ask that your Holy Spirit be with me.  Lord be with me from here on as I seek to follow You my Lord and in You I shall have Victory as You have said this my Lord, and I accept You as my personal Savior. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayers. I pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus. Amen

 

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Romans 10:9

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

 

Romans 10:13

For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In Context | Full Chapter 

 

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 us and to each other’s that we interact with. 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 intercede 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 those in the pathway of conflict and harm, Lord be with our Visitors we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus to You is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  Lord I lift You up on High –Credit MercyMe

English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6I6orjM3NI

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuK3oi7-YoM&list=RDQ-wNMU4v2oc&index=0

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

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Devotionals for Wednesday January 6th, 2016

MORNING: 

TOPIC: What is your earliest experience you can recall? Where would you like to be in 10 years?

Reflecting on someone like Albert Einstein who did not speak until he was four years old. According to researcher we lose most of our early years’ memories when we turn seven.

At our current age, the question is where would you like to be in 10 years?  As a kid ten years is a like a ‘lifetime’ now ten years roll around so quickly, it is like the sands of time is slipping away faster than ever.

Time marches forward, never backward. Time lost can never be regained. Have fun ‘wasting’ time this is the best way to put a mark on time.

We hope that each of us will have 750,000 hours or more during our lifetime (85+ Years) invest wisely, and let your Time be like a beacon sending the signal of ‘Life’.

Life is a cycle and we all have memories of yesterdays… and the Good News is; the Best is Yet to Come. As the events of the world unfold and the fear-factor rises because of threats from terrorists, we need to know that we have Victory through Christ…

TEXT: 1 John 4:4 New King James Version (NKJV)

 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 5:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV) 

VICTORY IN CHRIST

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Devotional: 

He said you will triumph in Him, Jesus the same Yesterday, today and forever, He is forever Faithful…

2 Corinthians 2:14 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

EVENING:

Coming to the Lord:

Light & Life…  Jesus is the ‘Light of the World’

The messages are…

For God so loved the World, the translators meant... For God so loved the People of the World, because the Bible said… Love not the world;

1 John 2:15

Do Not Love the World] Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. In Context | Full Chapter |

John 3:16-17 International Standard Version (ISV)

16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his uniquely existing Son so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.17 Because God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world would be saved through him.

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Life… 

Matthew 6:25

Stop Worrying] “That’s why I’m telling you to stop worrying about your life—what you will eat or what you will drink—or about your body—what you will wear. Life is more than food, isn’t it, and the body more than clothing?

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Matthew 6:27

Can any of you add a single hour to the length of your life by worrying? In Context | Full Chapter 

Conclusion:

Ask and it shall be given… Matthew 7:7-12 [Full Chapter]

Ask, Search, Knock] “Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you. Because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened. “There isn’t a person among you who would give his son a stone if he asked for bread, is there? ...

Devotional: 

Lord Jesus today we acknowledge You Lord as it is all about You our Redeemer…

Lord Jesus it is by Your Grade that I have Liberty and this Liberty is founded on you Lord as You have set me ‘Aside’ by Your Grace because of what You did at Calvary 1,983 years. Our prayers and our request to our Lord is to ask the Almighty to bring us all together in ‘Oneness in Christ’… Amen.

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

Praise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8FumKT62s

Praise: English - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRajjFaVtj8

Praise: Chinese -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o_BIdAy6A&list=PLBABA0CA7858D8800

Praise: Spanish-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH_kVTgptpU&list=PL7C6CCF9FA3E7DB37

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Devotionals for Tuesday January 5th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC: Is God still listening to us? What have you asked for lately? Are you deserving of receiving it?

Yes, He is still listening to us… There are many things that God has provided to each of us that we haven’t even asked for, example:

  • The air that we breathe
  • His Grace
  • His Love and His Care.

Ephesians 3:20 (NASB)

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, In Context | Full Chapter 

Here’s what we should ask of God… Ask Him to receive our gratitude thanking Him for His ‘Priceless’ gift of Life here and accepting His promise of a life more abundant than what we have here today.

Because our Lord Jesus said…

TEXT: John 10:10 (NKJV)

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 |

 

Jesus our Lord and Savior who is God in One of the Father through His Holy Spirit knows what we have need of, and we reflect on a favorite short hymn of praise… “He looked beyond my fault and saw my needs”

Amazing Grace... Will always be my song of praise. 
For it was grace, that brought me liberty, 
I do not know, just why He came to love me so. 
He looked beyond my faults and saw my need. 

I shall forever lift mine eyes to Calvary, 
To view the cross, where Jesus died for me 
How marvelous, His grace that caught my falling soul 
He Looked beyond my faults and saw my need. By Dottie Rambo

 

One of the most precious gifts from our Savior is His Divine Redemption… He came on a mission to tell us and to guide us to a place that he said where he is from… Jesus said “I am not of this World” and He also said, He went to prepare a place for us that where He is we too will also be with Him.

 

Today the population of the United States is made up of a diverse ethnic mix comprising the Millennials.

As of JUNE 25, 2015 (U.S.-Census Bureau) — Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population. Their size exceeds that of the 75.4 million baby boomers, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released June 25, 2015.

 

Is the Church or the parents failing or a combination of both? The statistics of the Millennial’s faith is what we are asking our Lord to grant this generation His Grace and let the scales fall from their eyes to see Him as their Redeemer…

 

Facts from the PEW Research… A high percentage of younger members of the Millennial generation – those who have entered adulthood in just the last several years – are religious “nones” (saying they are atheists or agnostics, or that their religion is “nothing in particular”). At the same time, anincreasing share of older Millennials also identify as “nones,” with more members of that group rejecting religious labels in recent years.

Overall, 35% of adult Millennials (Americans born between 1981 and 1996) are religiously unaffiliated. Far more Millennials say they have no religious affiliation compared with those who identify as evangelical Protestants (21%), Catholics (16%) or mainline Protestants (11%).

 

God made us all ‘Free-thinkers’ and today as we address the mix of: Catholics, Baptist, Presbyterians, Methodists, and all other denominations, this is probably the root cause of the Millennials identifying themselves as ‘Nones’.  We are all Followers of Christs, Jesus said we are to come to Him as a Child with Child-like faith trusting Him as we are mere mortal humans that he came to make us into Immortals through Him.

 

The ‘Branding’ of a product is done to differentiate one product from another, so by having the diverse denominations we have lost the ‘Core’ that it is all about Christ.  John the Baptist was a Super-Star that even Herod the Great wanted to meet.  John’s message was to prepare others for the coming of the Messiah.  In John’s era the whole town came out to see him.  John did not build a mega cathedral nor did he make himself to be the catalyst.  John made Christ the Catalyst.

 

Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired, what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

 

Devotional: 

Lord Jesus today we acknowledge You Lord as it is all about You our Redeemer…

Lord Jesus it is by Your Grade that I have Liberty and this Liberty is founded on you Lord as You have set me ‘Aside’ by Your Grace because of what You did at Calvary 1,983 years. Our prayers and our request to our Lord is to ask the Almighty to bring us all together in ‘Oneness in Christ’…

 

Good News -His Faithfulness:

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

Luke 15:2 New International Version (NIV)

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

2 Corinthians 8:9 New International Version (NIV)

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

His Faithfulness:

The Death of Jesus on the Cross:

Mark 15: 37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.

38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”

EVENING - Coming to the Lord:

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

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

Romans 5:10 New International Version (NIV)

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

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

Praise:

English:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0v35yVIL5Q

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH3Ew7ozWVI&list=RDuH3Ew7ozWVI#t=5

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQVEdOsz4mU


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Devotionals for Monday January 4th, 2016

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC: There are many Things we cannot explain… why did the Sun go dark for 3 hours at the Crucifixion?

 

Somehow our technical abilities have fallen short, things like these still remain unsolved. And some will remain unsolved…

  • Fire by night and smoke by day guiding the Israelites
  • Crossing the Red Sea safely, and Pharaoh chariot swallowed up by water.
  • The falling of the wall of Jericho
  • The Virgin Birth of Christ.
  • Feeding 5,000 from 5 loaves
  • Lazarus’ rising from death
  • The Shroud of Turin
  • The empty Tomb
  • Jesus’ Ascension

More to come…

The Return of Jesus; Revelation 22

 

Some may say these occurred in ancient times, there are many occurrences during our lifetime that are unexplainable.

 

But the most important statement ever said on earth is…” I am not of this world”

TEXT: John 8:23

And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.

In Context | Full Chapter |

 

Can you imagine someone coming to visit and announcing that… ” I am not of this world” I am here to tell you how to survive and live forever, and just to live but to have a wonderful life full of Splendor, Joy and be free from pain, never having to worry and be safe forever.   We would think that this person is ‘strange’ and he must be a con-man someone coming to deceive us.

 

But on the other hand if this person claiming these thing performed the miracles of what re read about and not only died but rose from the dead, then He must be truly the Son of God…

Matthew 27:54

Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” In Context | Full Chapter |

 

Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

 

Devotional: 

 

Coming of the Lord:

Could this be the year?   These are the Word of Jesus…

Matthew 24:30

And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

Mark 13:26

Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. In Context | Full Chapter |

 

 Luke 21:27

Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. In Context | Full Chapter |

 

EVENING:

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Facts:

  • God’s Promise is always a YES
  • His delay is not a NO
  • His Faithfulness is a Guarantee
  • Our waiting to receive is a TEST
  • Our Experience is PROOF of how Earnest we are
  • So Wait on The Lord and Trust Him because he said He will take care of you.

Acts 15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.”

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Romans 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Romans 5:10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Prayer: Father in Heaven in Jesus our Messiah we come knowing that You said that You will never leave us nor forsake us and because all You said are eternal and that on that day we shall see you Lord Jesus just as Stephen said… “Jesus receive my spirit”. Today we acknowledge that the very breath that we breathe is from you Lord and through Your Divine Grace many are coming to You Lord, we thank You for this privilege of serving You and we thank You for our Visitors, be with us all, to You Lord Jesus is the power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fMjgS4vu4o&list=RD9fMjgS4vu4o#t=0

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCaehh192cg&list=PL110722D477D615DB

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FinxnwONLBE&list=RDFinxnwONLBE#t=7

 

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

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Devotionals for Sunday January 3rd, 2016

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR…

It’s been 2016 years after the Birth of our Savior!

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC: “There something about a Sunday Morning” … This is a song by Johnny Cash, somewhat like a sinner’s song of one looking back to an earlier time of growing up in Sunday’s school…

 

This is a poignant setting being described by someone with a hangover looking at a Sunday Morning… for many this is not an unusual setting, so let’s find the way home and make this a New Sunday.

 

This Sunday let us all rejoice knowing that The Lord is our Defender and our Shield… His love is like Niagara Falls; it is a powerful perpetual flow.  His message is… Come, Come and Come, He is calling us to be in His Green-Pastures.  He created us to be at peace in a place that was surrounded with everything we needed.  Yet He is saying come and buy without money…

 

Text: Revelation 22: 17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.

Focus:  The Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

Devotional: 

  1. Lord we thank You for calling us to ‘Come’ and You have done this not just once and yet many are still lagging behind…. Lord let this be a ‘Sunday-Morning’ experience for many and Lord we are spreading the news that You are still calling us home to You.  Lord we cannot imagine the Peace and the Joy that you have in store for us all. Lord open our eyes and let us see the light, and You Lord is the “light’ of the world as You said…”Father let it be done on earth as it is in Heaven” so we affirm You as the Light of the world leading us to Glory in a place of splendor with Your Holy Presence.

Action / Coming to our Lord:

We were born in Sin and are still sinner till that day when we are sanctified in HIS KINGDOM, where Sin cannot enter as our Lord will not tolerate Sin, therefore sin cannot be in HIS presence.

The Solution is…. Hebrews 7:25

Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:24-26 (in Context) Hebrews 7 (Whole Chapter)

Conclusion:  Key note:  We are to add nothing to the Gospel, (No Pre-condition)

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

Faith & the Holy Spirit are the Keys and our anchor;Romans 12:9 [Behave Like a Christian]

 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Romans 12 (Whole Chapter)

Principles:  Any method of Salvation that departs from Faith is the basis for a perversion or it is no Gospel at all.

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)

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus we come knowing that You our Lord & Savior Jesus sits on the Throne of Righteousness and as You intercedes for us. Lord we thank You for this day that we are privileged to serve You Lord and to bring Your Good News to all. Lord let our visitors find Grace in You as Your Faithfulness is forever and those that call on You Lord will be Saved. We give You our Praises and we thank You for allowing us to be a Vessel for You Lord. We pray Lord Jesus our Eternal Sovereign God in One of the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klgLTp6lf4o&list=RDklgLTp6lf4o#t=5

Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtxsRqZfD_s

Chinese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_o_BIdAy6A&list=RDu_o_BIdAy6A

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

 

TOPIC:  The Tortoise and the Hare… We humans are much like the Hare. We underestimate God, we take Him for granted.

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Devotionals for Saturday January 2, 2016

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR…

It’s been 2016 years after the Birth of our Savior!

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC: Hope in time of despair, God turns a life of ‘despair’ to Hope… as He ‘repair’ our lives.

 

We wrote about…  ‘is the world getting smarter, safer or more volatile’?

 

This is a Good news media, but in order to have the Good-News we need to address the current conditions of the community you live in.

 

This is not the best subject to start the new year, but our brothers and sisters and families in Europe are threatened by terrorism and it is time that we address the only solution of turning the ‘disrepair’ of society by asking our Lord to render His ‘Repair’ and replace hatred with the Love from our Lord Jesus.

 

Rather than ‘smarter’ the question is it getting better for the society at large? Terrorism is simply what it is called, ‘Terror’ and the perpetuators of Terror are all cowards, as they want to remain behind the veil of ‘threats’.  While the threat is mostly real but sometimes they are just empty-threats.  A Faceless Terrorist makes a threat without ‘real-demand’ it is hard to comprehend, and the only summation is Hatred is their core belief.

 

So who wants to join a gang of thugs that their only core belief is Hatred? So we shall continue to celebrate a HAPPY NEW YEAR not ignoring the perpetuators but praying that the scales will fall from their eyes and they will see the Love of Christ and turn away from the threats of harm and repent of their sin by coming to know the Supreme Almighty Redeemer.

 

We want to send the message that our Lord has looked beyond our faults and He knew our needs… Our need is to love one another…

 

Devotional: 

TEXT: Matthew 22:36-40 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and [a]foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

 

The Best is Yet to Come…

Revelation 22:

The River and the Tree of Life

22 Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be anynight; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.

And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true”; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.

“And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.”

 

EVENING-Coming to the Lord:

Jesus said...

Revelation 22: 16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”

 

17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.

18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

 

Good News -His Faithfulness:

Remember the Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come.  Lord Jesus You have said, Come, Come and Come and here we are Lord Jesus. Lord You have made us children of the Almighty King and through You Jesus our Savior, we are able to say Your promise to those who call upon Your Name they will be in Your Holy Presence as affirmed by Your Word. Lord we thank You for our Visitors and we give You our praises and to You be the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

 

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0v35yVIL5Q

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

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

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

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Devotional for Friday January 1, 2016

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR…

It’s been 2016 years after the Birth of our Savior!

 

MORNING: 

TOPIC: A brand new kind of living, if you had one wish what would you hope for?

 

Wishing is just a desire and hoping, and many wishes are mostly unattainable…

A brand-new kind of living, which will be “New” and not just ‘improved’ but it will be the ‘Ultimate’ and it is not like your present house that you ‘own’ and after paying off your mortgage then there is a lifetime of payments called Taxes.

 

There will be no ‘Per-Diem’ charges, and for most of us we never stop to think of the cost per day of what it takes to just survive here in our present place of abode.  The estimated annual inflationary cost for Taxes and utilities will average 7-8% per year.

 

So there is no need to ‘wish upon a falling star’ or going to a ‘wishing-well’ … we have the ‘Ultimate’ place of abode already prepared, and the preparation is made by the Master-Architect/Builder, He is the Creators.

 

TEXT: John 14:3  (Jesus said)

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

 

Jesus said…. “if” why?  we all know our Lord acts in a ‘Decisive’ many as all his actions are never carried out with any second thought. He said “I go to prepare a Place’ So here He said I am going, but the question of ‘If’ which means if your name was in the Lamb’s book of life, then He would be preparing a place for you too.

 

Revelation 21:27 (Lamb’s Book of Life)

and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. In Context | Full Chapter |

 

2016 IS HERE... What is your New Year’s Resolution? The most common New Year’s resolution are:

 Promises, Promises

 

  • Lose Weight and Get Fit
  • Quit Smoking
  • Learn Something New
  • Eat Healthier and Diet
  • Get Out of Debt and Save Money
  • Spend More Time with Family
  • Travel to New Places
  • Be Less Stressed
  • Volunteer
  • Drink Less

 

Our answer to all of the above is everything in moderation, except for: smoking and drinking which should be eliminated entirely. 

 

So using that ‘One-Wish’ let it be to seek The Lord, and as we say when asked… Are you a Christian, the answer is “I am a follower of Christ” because he came to lead me Home to that Ultimate place that we can never purchase it, nor earn our way to Him.

 

Thanks to our Lord and Savior that it is….

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and [a]that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

 

We again remind ourselves that the Divine Super-Natural Power of God has not expired what he did for the Israelite in bringing down the wall of Jericho He can do for us.  He can level that mountain in our lives.

 

Coming to the Lord:

Brothers and Sisters, Friends let us come to Christ and in simple Faith like a Child that trust the parents, let us be still and know that Jesus our Redeemer is God, let us Praise Him for His Love, His Grace and His Redemption that gave us Life-everlasting.  Let us also know that Jesus is the same Yesterday and Today and He is eternal and we can come to Him boldly as He said… “Come unto me” as Children of the Most High, we can be wise and lay up treasures in Heaven, and build on the ROCK. Because He is the Solid Rock.

Prayer: Father in Heaven we thank You in Jesus our Lord and Savior our Redeemer. Thank You Lord that we can say our faith is founded on You the Solid Rock as all others are sinking ground... Lord today be with us and our Visitors and grant us Your Divine Grace as we go with Your Peace. Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness as we ask Your Blessings and Your Providence as we enter a new year, be with us all. In Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, we Pray and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoPyLcY6Zv4&list=UUjAC1YXOczttKTi5Nk_KLgQ

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh0T_VdYcyg&list=RDwh0T_VdYcyg#t=5

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m7tsb7JEgQ