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Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. 

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DAILY DEVOTIONALS

WEDNESDAY May 19, 2021

TOPIC: What will you do with the increases in your possessions?

Commentary

Are you a good custodian? can you be trusted?  A Custodian of what? Money, Your Faith, Your Freedom? The Providence of our Lord?

One of the most prized gifts that one could receive is what? Guess what, it isn’t money, it isn’t the big house or the big car, it is the Grace of God. The freedom from Sin is the most prized of all gifts…  This is confirmed in  the scripture text of:

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

Considering the ultimate Gift being Life-Everlasting, therefore make every provision to guard this prize knowing…our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3: 20 NKJV

Our Lord died once and was raised from the dead, He rose triumphantly, ascended to heaven, and sits on the throne of Righteousness. Just as when you come to Christ and receive Him, you received His Grace, His Grace is ‘Forever’ when you faithfully, Sincerely,  confess your sins and ask His to be Lord of your life; you will be forgiven and knowing Jesus you are now counted among the living.  Yet we are still sinners, but now under His Grace. Read Romans 6:15-23

Principle:

Live by His precepts as He said… Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6: 33 NKJV

Romans 5 Good News Translation (GNT)

Right with God

5 Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 He has brought us by faith into this experience of God's grace, in which we now live. And so, we boast of the hope we have of sharing God's glory! 3 We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, 4 endurance brings God's approval, and his approval creates hope. 5 This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift to us.

6 For when we were still helpless, Christ died for the wicked at the time that God chose. 7 It is a difficult thing for someone to die for a righteous person. It may even be that someone might dare to die for a good person. 8 But God has shown us how much he loves us—it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us! 9 By his blood we are now put right with God; how much more, then, will we be saved by him from God's anger! 10 We were God's enemies, but he made us his friends through the death of his Son. Now that we are God's friends, how much more will we be saved by Christ's life! 11 But that is not all; we rejoice because of what God has done through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has now made us God's friends.

Adam and Christ

12 Sin came into the world through one man, and his sin brought death with it. As a result, death has spread to the whole human race because everyone has sinned. 13 There was sin in the world before the Law was given; but where there is no law, no account is kept of sins. 14 But from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, death ruled over all human beings, even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam did when he disobeyed God's command.

Adam was a figure of the one who was to come. 15 But the two are not the same, because God's free gift is not like Adam's sin. It is true that many people died because of the sin of that one man. But God's grace is much greater, and so is his free gift to so many people through the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ. 16 And there is a difference between God's gift and the sin of one man. After the one sin, came the judgment of “Guilty”; but after so many sins, comes the undeserved gift of “Not guilty!” 17 It is true that through the sin of one-man death began to rule because of that one man. But how much greater is the result of what was done by the one man, Jesus Christ! All who receive God's abundant grace and are freely put right with him will rule in life through Christ.

18 So then, as the one sin condemned all people, in the same way the one righteous act sets all people free and gives them life. 19 And just as all people were made sinners as the result of the disobedience of one man, in the same way they will all be put right with God as the result of the obedience of the one man.

20 Law was introduced in order to increase wrongdoing; but where sin increased, God's grace increased much more. 21 So then, just as sin ruled by means of death, so also God's grace rules by means of righteousness, leading us to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come. Lord today as we go in faith trusting You and thanking You for Your Divine Grace Your Unconditional Love and Your Gift of Redemption. Lord be with our Visitors and grant each Your favors as we pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus and to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCfQ4Jp9Qy0


TUESDAY May 18, 2021

Note this…      We are all ‘displaced’ even a ‘True-Native’ is a foreigner, why? Being expelled from Eden…

Yesterday the semi-holiday was Columbus Day, this is a day that is supposed to celebrate Columbus discovery of the new world.  Discovery is defined… the act of finding or learning something for the first time: the act of discovering something. 

Columbus discovery was meant that he himself learned something new, he did not discover the land called America. He discovered that people already existed here before he came.

To say I have discovered gold is not a discovery, it is a finding.  So, in fact Columbus ‘Found’ that in 1492 his boat could have made it to the western hemisphere, he also met early settlers that were here before him. I wonder if Columbus asked the question of how did the settlers found the country and where were they from?

So, we declare Columbus Day a day of discovery of a country where someone else already found it and inhabited it.

Today we are all ‘Foreigners’ in a land farm from the ‘Home’ that God gave our fore-parents.  Eden the prefect place from which Adam and Eve were evicted. It was closed and hidden from sight. One day the new Eden will be revealed, and the Lord will declare this to be His Kingdom.

Are you going there? Ask yourself this.  On earth we have exclusive membership communities.  Heaven is also an ‘Exclusive’ membership place. But you do not have to be recommend by another member, or be sponsored by anyone. Your financial standing or other qualifications are not needed, just come as you are and become a ‘Joint-Heir’ to the Lord’s Kingdom.

There are Jesus’ invitation, and His Assurance of you coming into His Kingdom…

His Invitation: Philippians 3:14 [Full Chapter]

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

His Assurance:

Philippians 3:20-21

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

In Context | Full Chapter 

Verse 20-21:  20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

Good News: 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 4: 3

TEXT: 1 Peter 1:7

New King James Version (NKJV)

that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,

Come to our Lord Jesus and asked to be Saved by His Grace, Confess that you are a Sinner, as we are all sinners, and He will forgive you. Ask that His Holy Spirit be in you, as all Believers are made a ‘New Creation’ and the Power of God will resonate through you as you will experience His Gift of Life. Walk with our Lord Jesus, as all relationships must be nurtured, ask Jesus to lead you and to open your eyes and learn His WORD, Study the Bible, join a Bible Study* group, attend a Bible Based Church** and grow in His Grace. Read the Bible, gather the key principles of Jesus’ teaching, read, the Gospels, and if you need help call or write us and we will send you material that can help you with your walk; and growing in strength and victory in Christ Jesus.

Prayer:          Father in Heaven, in Jesus our Redeemer we come in Your Holy presence. We lift you up before all. Thank You Lord for opening the doors to bring hundreds of people to visit this site; Lord we are privileged to be Your messenger and Lord Jesus open our minds and grant us wisdom and let our readers grasp the Good News of Your Salvation. Lord as we bring Your message to many let the substance of what we present be from You our Lord. Lord, we thank You for our Visitors, Lord bless each and every one.  We pray in Your Holy name and give You the Glory and the Power now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUwXo0jgORI

Chinese:        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0roxsYZqYeU&list=RDp02zG9LOO1E

Spanish:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BS5TTQNAJk



MONDAY May 17, 2021

 Our journey through life… what does it take to have a fulfilled life? As said.

THE ONE WHO DIES WITH THE MOST TOYS WINS!

This bumper sticker appeared on the rear of an expensive European sports car. It seemed to be a perfect expression of how our culture values the acquisition of wealth and all the "toys" that wealth could buy.

Today’s discussion is not about wealth, it is about our Soul… As Jesus said,  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?

Answer without your soul while gaining the world will be a futile useless achievement, and there is not anything that we can give in exchange for our soul, so, either way it is a moot point.

The fact is… Jesus said: John 3:  Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

What is the use dying with the ‘most-toys’? fact is he is dead and do not need any of these toys.

Our life is a sojourn through our time here on earth. Just like Moses at age of 120 he was reaching the end of his journey, as God said to him that he will not enter the promised land. But Moses was taken to heaven, as we see that He and Elijah were present speaking with Christ at the Transfiguration of Jesus.

Matthew 17

Jesus Transfigured on the Mount

Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. ...

In Context | Full Chapter | 

You and I may not have the earth-shattering experience of leading millions of people like Moses, but Hod is His Infinite power has made us Saints…

1 Corinthians 6

Do Not Sue the Brethren

6 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? If then you have [a]judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!

15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

Today we can make the right choice as said… Colossians 3:24

knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

Prayer:

Lord it is a privilege to serve, and it is by Your grace that we prevail, Lord bless our Visitors and grant us all Your Divine Providence as we start this new week. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore…Amen.

Praise:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZjBJuHgXPE&list=RDMMLZjBJuHgXPE&start_radio=1



SUNDAY May 16, 2021

Bring your Bible to church, it is your familiar weapon of choice.

Practice becomes perfect… orchestras spend hours practicing.

Why is your doctor referred to a medical practitioner?

Are doctors practicing or are they trained?

The difference of being a MD versus a PhD,  both are doctors, but you would not go to a PhD to get medical treatment.

Your Bible is your textbook, it contains the teaching from the almighty, God’s commandments and it outlines the rewards and the penalty that He will hand out.

Knowing your Bible and where to find answers is essential as a child once said in Bible study, ‘Only God could write a book like this’

Bringing you own Bible is like taking your own gun to the range.

Hebrews 4:12

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

Principle: Romans 8: 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.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

To willfully sin, we will read below, that there will be no more Sacrifice for us, and the consequences are also written below.

Hebrews 10:25-27  (NASB)

25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

Christ or Judgment

26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins

27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.

The Bible also tells us… That our God is a God of Consuming Fire:

Hebrews 12:28-29   (NASB)

28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; 29 for our God is a consuming fire.

Action/Coming to our Lord:

Even though we are Sinners, our Lord came and through His Redemption we can have Victory, and in Him our Victory is forevermore…

Romans 8 (NASB)

Deliverance from Bondage

8 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, 

And: Romans 8: 37 Our Lord made us more than Conquerors…

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.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today we Praise You for Your Graciousness and to You Lord we look forward to that day when we shall see You Lord. Lord thank You for Your assurance that those in You Lord will not see condemnation as You have condemned sin in the flesh, Lord in humility we recognize that you who knew no sin bore our sins and substituted Yourself for us so that we could be saved by your Blood. We thank you for our Visitors and the privilege of serving You and we give you first place and to you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZjBJuHgXPE&list=RDLZjBJuHgXPE&start_radio=1&t=5

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

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP2ItPXtD2g



SATURDAY May 15, 2021

Coping with the anxieties of this world, today we have a HERO… and our Hero is our Sovereign God.

The Supremacy of God… a forgotten fact among many today since the beginning of history humans all over the world have sought to achieve greatness on their own. In recent times, we have seen the tyrants of the world, the exploiters of their own, and the persecutors of others and especially against Christians in certain parts of the world.

As the age of information came, so did the rise of the anxiety meter of most individuals, we are bombarded with news and reports of violence and constant conflicts among nations and an array of world events that are making the “Days of Noah” appear to be more like a simpler time… really? No, the human traits have not changed only more amplified and expanded to a greater extent.

All of what we read, see, and hear of the conflicts and events are all ‘Self-inflicted’ why? if we were to turn from all our wicked ways and come to God and adopt His teaching and apply it to our neighbors, then there would be brotherly love and peace would prevail among all, then why not just do this, and let us experience peace? This is a tall order and almost impossible to achieve on our own. Remember the event of Cain & Abel, the first recorded murder?

Can we ever achieve real harmony? If the answer is no, then there is virtually no hope for a peaceful life, but we can attain real harmony, but can it be sustained? Yes and no, please do not be confused by this paradox of yes and no.  No because all events are subject to the interference of the devil that intervenes, and Yes, we can have harmony, if we have the armor of God to protect us from such interferences of the evil one.  

In life we can choose to be the victor or the victim, and the choice to this is simple, we all would choose to be ‘Victors’ It is amazing why more of us are not choosing to be victors and continuing to allow ourselves to face the lack of Harmony in our life. 

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.

  • The Veil is Removed
  • Our Lord is no longer ‘Hidden.’
  • He is Sovereign, HE is Supreme
  • He Redeemed us and He Paid-it-all
  • And ONLY Through Jesus we can have a future life in a place of Splendor.

Jesus our Divine Eternal God Came, Died, Rose and Ascended and sits on the Throne of Righteousness and HE is our Advocate.

We also need to know that Jesus is not just ‘His Son’… He is God in one as you read in:

John 1, Hebrews 1, and Colossians 1

Jesus is the Anointed Son, we were taught in Sunday’s school that Jesus is the Son of God, then even right now. He spoke to us using Metaphor or narrated His message using simple analogy to convey the scope of His thinking to us whom He created.

In the Bible there are many Parables and description of His Messages, example, the Vine and the Branches, The Lamb of God, and many others, but one of His most profound statements made publicly was when Jesus said in His Kingdom there are many Mansion, and: “IF” He go and prepare a place for “YOU” He will come and get you so that where He is You can also be… This is oftentimes taken as a ‘Security-Blanket’ and this is to be translated by the Context of “IF & “YOU”, why, because His statement was a conditional statement with a Caveat that IF You received Him and trusted in Faith, He would go and YOU would be a Beneficiary, on the flip side if you did not believe then He was not going on your behalf.  We need to know that we cannot go to God unless through Jesus, why” because He is the Gatekeeper, and He is our Advocate (for those that know him). So, if we do not know Him or turned away like the tribe of Judah when they were taken captive, the worshipped Idols, anything, person or whatsoever other that Jesus is consider above Jesus Christ, will be considered as idols.

The Bible teaches that when we receive Him (Jesus Christ) we are saved, and we will never be lost.

 2 Timothy 1:7

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

Prayer: Lord Jesus thank You for being our Mediator, our Redeemer and as God in One with the Father. Today, we Praise You and seek Your Divine blessings on our Visitors and us all. To You Lord Jesus is the power and the glory now and forevermore… Amen.

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



FRIDAY May 14, 2021

God’s Providence is on display… find it and receive your share…

The Providence of the Lord is on display, it is not in showrooms like a new car, or on shelves like in the food stores. But it can be seen all around.

Sometimes you may wonder about the person driving the shiny new sport car and living in a mansion, and yet, he has a reputation of being an unscrupulous businessman.

Do not envy that person, because his comfort in his ill-begotten wealth is only temporary.

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better

than silver or gold.

We all know the plight of Job who lost his family, his wealth and even his health, yet, in his plight, he said…

Job 19:25

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

Job 10:12

You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.

Commentary

Remember, when we suffer losses because of being plundered, the Lord replaces your losses with an abundant helping of His glorious providence.

This is the Grace of God…

Ephesians 2:8-9New 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.

Can you imagine that when you arrive in Heaven you meet this fellow who said…’Let me tell you how I got here’ I made it on my own, because I am the greatest.   Mohammed Ali once said:” I am the Greatest” but remembering that we are mere humans, created in the Likeness of God… but we are born with a blemish.  This blemish is ‘sin’ as by one made sin entered into the world, and by One Redeemer we are saved.

Therefore, being redeemed by the Blood…

Romans 3:25

whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His

forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

Romans 5:9

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

Remember, we are being Saved from the wrath of God through Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:20

and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Romans 8:28

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.

His Faithfulness and His Eternal Promise…

Ephesians 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

So, whatever situation that you may be facing, remember to…

1 Thessalonians 5:18 [Full Chapter]

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your loving kindness and by Jesus our Redeemer we are privileged to come into Your Holy Presence. Lord bless our Visitors and Lord let this endeavor spread life a wildfire proclaiming You as Lord of lords as we pray in Your Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forever…Amen.

Praise:

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUwXo0jgORI&list=RDAUwXo0jgORI&start_radio=1&t=7 

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_aqqU5kUZw

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yod-VoVC0-U





THURSDAY May 13, 2021

My Wish List…The Source(s) And why should I receive my desires. Because the Lord is my Source, and He is Faithful.

Fact: He knows my needs even before I think of it…

The difference of ‘Needs’ versus ‘Wants’  In filling up your car for a journey of 150 miles, all you need is about a full tank of gas, you may want more, but the tank’s capacity can only hold what it will take. Today’s new cars we are told not to top off the filling.  Why? there is a need to have some room for the Vapor to escape, so that there will be no ‘Vapor-lock’ that sends you a ‘Check engine’ light.

In life our capacity is much like the tank of the vehicle.  We consume three meals, or the equivalent to a good intake of a balanced diet. But over-eating is dangerous to our health. And as it is said, ‘everything in moderation’ Too much of one thing can be good for nothing… meaning we cancel the benefits by overindulging.  Therefore, our Needs are what the Lord will provide, our Wants may be too lofty, and getting it can be harmful.

Reading of a corporate executive that became successful, he purchased a corporate jet, and while flying his friends on a leisurely Sunday afternoon they crashed. Maybe his needs were over-powered by his ‘Wants’ but he needed was a professional pilot to handle flying. In context, we are saying… God will give us what we can handle.

We wrote about the couple that were faith church-goers, the husband got a high-paying job and they quit church, the pastor went to see them before the Sunday service, only to meet them getting read to leave the house. Pastor said, we miss you at church, the answer was, sorry, we are late for our golf game,

It is like the priest, that called in sick that he could not conduct the Sunday mass, but he drove out to the country club, on his first drive he made a long distance Hole-in-One, unfortunately, he could not tell anyone about his amazing experience.

 A humorous story… An atheist was walking through the woods. "What majestic trees! What powerful rivers! What beautiful animals!" he said to himself.

As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.

He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing in on him.

He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer.

He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him.

At that instant the Atheist cried out, "Oh my God!"

Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent.

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky.

"You deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to cosmic accident."

"Do you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer?"

The atheist looked directly into the light, "It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the BEAR a Christian?"

"Very well," said the voice.

The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed.

And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head and spoke:

"Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen."

As we strive to be more productive, let us remember the message from:

Philippians 4:11

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. In Context

 Philippians 4:12

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. In Context 

Going to the Lord…

Father in Heaven, in Jesus we come… You have said whatever we ask in Your Name, we should believe that we have received it. Lord we thank You for our Needs, and Lord let us define our ‘Wants’ as they should be to have a zeal to serve You. Lord we gather here in Your Holy Presence with our Visitors as we thank You for Your Divine Providence upon us all. We pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus… Amen

Praise:

English: http://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



WEDNESDAY May 12, 2021

Who is in charge? When the government of China demands that all churches be registered and be regulated by government policies, are they trying to preempt the gospel?

Missionaries are still officially forbidden in China, and proselytizing is technically illegal. Nonetheless, more Christian activists are entering China openly. By some estimates, 10,000 foreign Christian workers now live in the country, more than half of them Americans.

We need to be reminded that…

Matthew 28:16-20

New International Version

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always , to the very end of the age.”

Jesus said He would be with you always to the very end of the age.

For countries that are against Christianity, what Amos did over 2,700 years ago, he was rejected and the consequences of suppression took place.  No country is immune to the warning of God, here’s Amos’ warning…

A Brief Bio of Amos:  Amos was a contemporary of Hosea and Jonah. He lived in the town of Judah, close to Bethlehem and about 11 miles from Jerusalem. His writing is dated around 760-750 BC. This makes his statement below approximately 2,760 years in history. We read of the coming ‘Famine” of not a famine of food, but a famine of the words of the Lord.

The news item below is like a trickle that turns into a tidal wave and eventually a Tsunami, just like a ‘Spark’ that kindles into a forest fire, so will the suppression of the Gospel and the word of God be targeted.

Text:  Amos 8: 11
11 
“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord,
  “when I will send a famine through the land—
not a famine of food or a thirst for water,
    but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. 
12 People will stagger from sea to sea
    and wander from north to east,
searching for the word of the Lord,
    but they will not find it.

This is how they reacted to Amos…

Amos 7: 12-15

12 Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Get out, you seer! Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there. 13 Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom.”

14 Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. 15 But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’ 

Commentary:

Human philosophy tries to answer questions as: “How did man develop into what he is at present? Or: “How did social conditions develop into their present state?” God’s word gives us the true answers. The present condition of the world system finds its real explanation in the corruption of human nature.

If man could be transformed back into a “Good” being, evil would cease to exist. But this is what the Bible said…Matthew 15:18
But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

His Promise:  Our Lord said there will be wars, and rumors of wars, nation will rise up against each other. Knowledge will increase, and people will be moving to and from… Historically we had wars in Syria, and today we have a civil war in this same place, why because of the one factor… Mankind, really nothing has changed as the behavior of the human race continues with the principle of an inherent factor… Sin

His Faithfulness: God loves us all, regardless of our background, and this is the Good News to all, Jesus came to save Sinners, and regardless of us being: a Moslem, an Atheist, Jewish of a non-believer, Christ died for the sins of all, you may notice that Christian was not among the mix, why we are called Christians only after one has come to the Lord, being born in a so-called Christian society do not make one a Christian. 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come to Praise You Father. Lord Jesus we acknowledge that you are interceding for us, and as our Sovereign Eternal God in One of the Father we seek You Lord and seek a close walk with You. Lord bless our Visitors and lead us to Green Pastures and Still Waters in this life as the challenges are plenty. Lord we look to that day when we shall see You as You are, Lord we Pray in Your Name, and to you Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and Forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

 English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZTGk_NvcBM&list=RDtZTGk_NvcBM&start_radio=1&t=6

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSBMyQ5ppk

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zxFKUfuDfs



TUESDAY May 11, 2021

Herod the ‘great’ was not so great, as the Wisemen outsmarted him.  God could have stopped him, but Jesus was born to be like us, and experienced even death, which He conquered.  

Here we see one of the biggest lies ever told by Herod...


Matthew 2:8 

New International Version
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

Herod said…” so that I too may go and worship him."

The wisemen were truly wise, but they were warned; 12. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they withdrew to their country by another route.

But we know it was not Herod’s intention to come and worship Jesus. this was not his intention, as Prophesied in (Jeremiah 31:1-30)

16. When Herod saw that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was filled with rage. Sending orders, he put to death all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, according to the time he had learned from the Magi. 17. Then what was spoken through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

18. “A voice is heard in Ramah,

weeping and great mourning,

Rachel weeping for her children,

and refusing to be comforted,

because they are no more.”

We affirm that...

The Birth of Jesus was not a ‘staged’ event; He was Predestined by The Creator, to be our Redeemer.

Isaiah 9: 8
Written 700+ Years before Jesus was born…

For unto us a child is Born, to us a Son is given,
and the government will be on His shoulders.
And He will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace,
(New international Version © 2010) 

Here’s why Jesus came…

Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

You can come to Christ today…
Romans 5:8-10 (in Context) Romans 5 (Whole Chapter)

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.

Come to Christ today and receive His Assurance that you are in the Lamb’s book of Life. Be privileged to be called a Child of the Highest. He loves you and He will give you His Holy Spirit to guide you.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus our Redeemer we come. Lord Jesus as we thank you for coming so that we may be saved by Your Grace. Lord Your Divine Holiness and Righteousness we acknowledge, and it is only by Your Grace that we can say… You our Redeemer lives, and we shall see you as You are. To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore.  Amen.

Praise:

English:   Phil Wickham - Living Hope (Official Music Video) - YouTube

Spanish:  Mi Esperanza Esta En Jesus (Living Hope) - Bethany Wohrle | Bethel Music En Espanol - YouTube

Chinese: 我的盼望 Living Hope // HTBB 敬拜 // Featuring Wendy Liew - YouTube



Monday May 10, 2021

Beginning this week… Let us turn to the Lord and ask that His Divine providence be upon us. What is ‘Providence’, the protective care of God as a spiritual power. "we place our trust in divine providence to be a source of comfort."

Let it be clear: The Holy Spirit descended at the day of Pentecost, this His ‘Comforter’ indwelling is us. Because of His Indwelling Holy Spirit, there is no one-on-one prayers, as Jesus is always present, as said… Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

So, ending your prayer abruptly by said ‘In Jesus Name we pray, let us ne reminded that He is in our midst, so, do not address the Lord as a ‘Third-party’, because He is already present, so, address Him by saying. IN-Your Name we Pray.

The Power of Prayer… Prayer is the source of Power given to us by our Lord to seek HIM.

Matthew 6: 7-8

Jesus taught us how to pray.

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

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

Philippians 4: 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. We need to focus on the positive more and still remember the negative results of sins.

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

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

Hebrews 10:23 (NIV) 

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

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in Jesus we come. Lord Jesus today as we are gathered in Your Holy Presence, you said You are in our midst… Lord let Your presence be felt.  Lord Jesus, we give You the Glory as we seek Your blessings on us all, bless our visitors as we thank You for the privilege of serving You. We commit all to You, and Pray in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus, to You is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8TkUMJtK5k&list=RDf8TkUMJtK5k

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXSBMyQ5ppk

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcOVTGTcX3c&list=RDKcOVTGTcX3c#t=0

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SUNDAY May 9, 2021

It is Mother’s Day…

On Mother’s Day we should remember our Mothers by not just sending roses, chocolate, or a gift, but to remember to thank her for her Faith in God that brought us up in the Light of our Lord.

A Christian Mother is one of the greatest influences in our lives…

Did you know the founder of Mother’s Day was childless her entire life? The official Mother’s Day holiday started in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis to honor her mom’s passing.  In May 1908 she organized the first official Mother’s Day celebration at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.

For those of us that are blessed with a Christian Mother we can truly thank our Lord for His Grace through our maternal Mom.

Nothing replaces the love of our Mom; a Mother is a Blessed person to bear a living being and to nurture and bring up her child under the guidance of our Lord.

Only the presence of our Lord in the homes of our mother brought the Grace that blossomed into the love of a Christian mother. 

History gave us mothers with a difference, our Christian Moms were loving, and caring, but there were mothers that were off the chart, like Nero’s mother that history said was a murderess. So, thank our Lord for Christian Moms, and remember that it is by the Grace of our Lord that she is saved and so are we.

Ephesians 2:1-10

New International Version (NIV)

Made Alive in Christ

 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Prayer…

Lord, we thank You for all the Mothers and especially the Christian Moms around the world and ask your continued blessings on all as they continue to bring their families to You Lord.

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

Praise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hce-QXsbeEY&list=RDGMEMMib4QpREwENw3_jAc0YgNwVMhce-QXsbeEY&start_radio=1





Saturday May 8th,2021

          Ending the Week, what a relief from the challenges, but in our quiet-time be on guard, of what?

Thank You Lord for ending another week as we look to gather in Your House of Worship to Praise You and to give You the Glory. 

Because of His faithfulness we have nothing to fear as His Word said…

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.

Claim Victory that is eternal, it is endowed to those who ask for it…

Focus:  Can you imagine that you can ‘Claim’ Victory, and not even earning it?  Victory is gained by ‘Winning’ and in Christ you have already won… Just Ask.

Paul wrote about winning the race…

1 Corinthians 9:24

Striving for a Crown] Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

2 Timothy 4:7

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. In Context | Full Chapter | 

 

Hebrews 12:1

The Race of FaithTherefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

In Context | Full Chapter |

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.

In Context | Full Chapter |

The road to Victory…  It is by Faith

Hebrews 12:1 [Full Chapter]

The Race of FaithTherefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Conclusion:

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

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

Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:47-48 (in Context) Matthew 5 (Whole Chapter).

Acts 3:19 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.

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.

Tonight, as we end the day we place it all in the hands of our Lord.  According to His will a new day will dawn as we boldly say … Lord it is Your will and not ours so in Him we rest.

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 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 ending this week, as we look for 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:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3xlq2L0hcs&list=RDD3xlq2L0hcs#t=12

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLEw-323FcY

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLvnEe8eLIE



 Friday 7th, 2021

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

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

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

“A staff,” he replied.

Exodus 4:3

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So be on the alert to watch and pray and to take the initiative following His lead.  We can play a minor role, but that minor role could be a major role in someone’s life. Share your ‘Great-Moments’ with the Lord, share it with others and see the outcome and changes that you could make.

So, today I want to share the Great-Moments I had, and this is coming to the Lord, and writing this piece to share God’s Power and His Love.

What God did in using Moses, He can and will use someone that we may know of, including yourself in fulfilling His prophecy, not that you or that someone will make any changes to the Will of the Lord, but to carry out His Will.

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. In Context | Full Chapter

James 4:15

Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” In Context 

1 Thessalonians 4:15

According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. In Context 

So, today it is all according to the Lord’s Will, and we stand ready to be sent…

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

Praise:

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

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

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





Thursday May 6, 2021

Belief is good, and when done in Faith, this is Divine. The adage by the Marxist would say ‘Belief is good, but control is better’. Karl Marx though he had control, but he lost it all. Yet ‘fools are following his dead-ended teaching.

Jesus said, “believe in me”, John 7:38

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

Water.  Most of us take it for granted.  But have you ever taken a moment to stop and think just how important water is to you?  For the human body, water is truly a vital resource.  You can go weeks without food but only 5-7 days without water.  When the water in your body is reduced by just 1 percent, you become thirsty.  At 5 percent, muscle strength and endurance decline significantly, and you become hot and tired.  When the loss reaches 10 percent, delirium and blurred vision occur.  A 20 percent reduction results in death.  
  
There is no more important nutrient for our bodies than water.  No other substance is as widely involved in the processes and make-up of the body.  A man's body is about 60 percent water, and a woman's is approximately 50 percent.  Did you know that the human brain is about 75 percent water?  
 

  
Every day, we lose 2-3 quarts of water through urination, sweating and breathing.  Since many of the processes within the body rely greatly on water, it is important we replace our fluids regularly to compensate for this loss.  

Here are a few quotes on the value if friendships…

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

― Helen Keller

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

― Abraham Lincoln

“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.” ― S.E. Hinton

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life--and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.”  ― Dean Koontz, Fear Nothing

“You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel.”

― Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran

The language of friendship is not words but meanings. – Henry David Thoreau

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends. – John Churton Collins

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)

Ephesians 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. In Context | Full Chapter |

Prayer:  Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come… Lord today as we gather together, we give You our Praises and we give You first-place in our lives. Lord, we thank you for being our Mediator and because of Your Righteousness Lord and Your Divine Redemption we are saved by Your Grace. We thank You Lord as we seek your blessings upon our Visitors and Your Divine Providence on us all.  To You Lord Jesus is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:

English:     https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=passion+-+my+beloved+%28feat.+crowder%29+

Spanish:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_aqqU5kUZw

Chinese:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yod-VoVC0-U

Tissue

Percent Water

Blood

83.0

Heart

79.2

Muscle

75.6

Brain

74.8

Skin

72.0

Bone

22.0



Philippians 4:13New International Version (NIV)

13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. †

We have so much to tell

May 5, 2021

Who is your best friend?  A Friend is one that does a favor without looking for a gain. Friends are gained when you extend your help and not seeking a gain in return.  Jesus said we are His Friend, and He is a true Friend as we have nothing to offer. Because He loves us, so we loved Him.

Love is natural, it is not staged, nor is it extended out of sympathy. Love is kind,  without envy and founded on brotherly admiration.

Do This… Try being gentle with humbleness, Jesus applied this throughout His time on earth…

Yes, we have what it takes to be ‘Proud full of Pride’… When you know Christ, you are a Chosen Generation a Royal-Priesthood. Should this set us apart? Certainly not. Jesus who came 2018 years ago, and during his 33 years with the latter 3 years being His ministry spent among the citizens of the towns and cities where He travelled, He never was full of Pride or exudes a superiority complex.

On the contrary, Jesus said to the centurion… why call me good? Matthew 19:17

So, He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” In Context | Full Chapter |

On another occasion Jesus did turn over the tables of the money-changer, this was not an act of arrogance, It was an act of correction.

Even when He was about to raise Lazarus from the dead, He did this with a somber and humble approach, by giving His Father the Glory.

Reviewing these actions of our Almighty Messiah, or Redeemer, we should remember to be like Him, use His privileged gifts to bestow the Glory to Jesus who provides all our needs.  One of the ‘Need’ may not even be visible to those observing you walk with Christ, what could this be?  The Gift of God’s Eternal-Life that He had given you.  So, make this known to as many that in Christ, because if you do, this will be your reward…

Matthew 10:32   (The Word of the Lord, spoken by Jesus Himself)

Confess Christ Before Men] “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. In Context  | Full Chapter  | Verse 33: stated the opposite…  33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

Jesus visited many cities, and some did not repent, He mentioned many and He said this of their future…” 24 But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”

Jesus; mission here was of Peace, Redemption and to assure us of His Grace that provides an Abundant life and a more Abundant life to come… through the following statement made by Jesus we should see His intent:

Matthew 11:

Jesus Gives True Rest

25 At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. 26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

His special invitation is extended to all even now… Why now? You see even today Jesus’ message is still as fresh as it was 1,985 years ago when he spoke these Words. Why, because God through Him sent His Holy Spirit to dwell among us.  And it is the Holy Spirit that guides each of His followers.

So, knowing that you are blest, set apart and made a Joint Heirs in Christ, this should make you Bold and to let other know of the Redeeming-Grace of Jesus.

As we enter this New Year, let this aim to… ‘Know Christ and to make Him Known’ We are given God’s mission to be fruitful and multiply. Because our Almighty God is a God of Restoration, and we are given His mission to reproduce in His Name.

His Promise / His Faithfulness:

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. †††

Prayer… Heavenly Father in Jesus we come, Lord let the city lights be dimmed in my view that I can see the glorious heavens that You have created by Your Divine Powers. Today Lord instill in me the presence of Your Holy Spirit and capture my ways, my thoughts, my all and let me shine as a beacon for You leading others to You my Lord, as You said let it be done on Earth as it is in Heaven therefore, Your Favor and your Divine Grace, be our Visitors and with each of us and grant us 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnKHrBj7JaA

Praise:

English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GKhDCsLrUg

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0z_ix8T6kk

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXWMZxhyhz4




Tuesday May 4, 2021

How can a donkey talk? Yes, he did… and therefore God said He would confuse many.

Numbers 22…

Balaam’s Donkey

21 Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the Moabite officials. 22 But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the Lord stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him. 23 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road.

24 Then the angel of the Lord stood in a narrow path through the vineyards, with walls on both sides. 25 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, it pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it. So he beat the donkey again.

26 Then the angel of the Lord moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn, either to the right or to the left. 27 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, it lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat it with his staff. 28 Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and it said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?”

29 Balaam answered the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.”

30 The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?”

“No,” he said.

31 Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.

32 The angel of the Lord asked him, “Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me.[a] 33 The donkey saw me and turned away from me these three times. If it had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared it.”

34 Balaam said to the angel of the Lord, “I have sinned. I did not realize you were standing in the road to oppose me. Now if you are displeased, I will go back.”

35 The angel of the Lord said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but speak only what I tell you.” So Balaam went with Balak’s officials.

36 When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the Moabite town on the Arnon border, at the edge of his territory. 37 Balak said to Balaam, “Did I not send you an urgent summons? Why didn’t you come to me? Am I really not able to reward you?”

38 “Well, I have come to you now,” Balaam replied. “But I can’t say whatever I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth.”

39 Then Balaam went with Balak to Kiriath Huzoth. 40 Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and gave some to Balaam and the officials who were with him. 41 The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, and from there he could see the outskirts of the Israelite camp.

Commentary:

Balak was hiring Balaam to put a curse on the Israelites, but God had other plans and stopped Balaam from doing this, this infuriated Balak. So, in the realms of God’s plan He used even the donkey to direct Balaam.

God will use anyone, as He used the Persian king Cyrus to bring the Israelites from Babylon.

So, He can also use any of us.

Today, I am praising our Lord Jesus and thanking Him for the privilege of serving. Dear Lord Jesus bless our Visitors and us all… to You be the glory now and forever… Amen.

Praise:

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3RRU25dpPg&list=RDlofNq0U2xk0&index=11

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

Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMMtka7PRc&list=RDTzMMtka7PRc#t=7



MONDAY

May 3, 2021

Integrity, Credibility and Goodwill are precious… A Tarnished image can be costly. Sometimes a giant industry falters for lack of not taking actions, and sometimes it is because of losing focus.

What is ‘GOODWILL’ it is an intangible asset. Sometimes the Goodwill Alpha Company can be affected by infringement and malicious defamation of slander and attack by a competitor. As blogs of lies and false contents posted by a competitor to undermine your personal Goodwill.

As in the case of the President of Whole Foods,

AUSTIN, Texas John Mackey, chairman and chief executive officer of Whole Foods Market while making his move to acquire Wild Oats… Using Pseudonym, Whole Foods CEO Bashes Wild Oats ...

https://www.supermarketnews.com › retail-amp-financial

During the years of Jesus’ ministry, all that the Sadducees and Pharisees did was to try and entrap Jesus.  They tried it with the woman caught in adultery, the healing of the blind and the miracles done on the Sabbath.

Jesus has all the Goodwill, and He did back it all up at the Cross.  The mockery and insults were all eliminated, what an amazing victory and the Resurrection from death.

Matthew 12:20

A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory.

1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 5:4

for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

For as long as mankind, including each of our own lives, the greatest ‘Event’ (Not a story) is all about Jesus, His Virgin Birth, His Crucifixion, and His Divine Resurrection. As we reflect-back on the beginning of this year through today, the time is fleeting-by, so what is a thousand or so years in the sight of God? So, let us not be complacent and postpone coming to Christ.

Jesus is coming again… and some may say I have been hearing of this for eons, we also have been hearing of wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, just like what Jesus said, He also said; when the gospel is preached throughout the world then shall the end comes.

We may be there, or almost there, and believe what Jesus said, as His Word will never go unfulfilled.

So much we do not know…

Commentary: Millions of eggs are laid daily and from these eggs baby chicks are hatched in incubators for the broiler-chicken farms daily.  The question today how was the first chicken born without an egg?  If any of our readers have this answer, please email us and we will share the answer.  

Just like the Egg, and many more ‘un-answered’ questions that are mysteries to mere men, we still do not know how the exact speed of rotation for Planet Earth was determined. Earth spins at the equator at 1,038 miles per hour (1,670 kph). The mid-latitudes of the U.S. and Europe speed along at 700 to 900 mph.  The mystery is if Earth is rotating why are we not ‘falling off the planet’? The gravitational pull may be part of the answer, so above all; these grand designs of our Creator provided the uniqueness of His Creation.  

Notice the precise speed of Earth’s rotation is 1,038 MPH not 1,039 or 1,040 MPH... but precisely at 1,038 MPH; MIT, Harvard, Princeton, or any other Institutes of Technology could not arrive at the proper equation even in a billion years.  Therefore, the Chicken and the egg dilemma is considered a challenge to all, believers, or atheists. 

The answer is… We are commanded to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth… 

The other mystery of Gods Providence… 

Romans 9:23 

What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory—  

Romans 5:9 

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 

Romans 11:33-36  (NIV) 

Doxology 

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

Following the Lord’s Providence, we must continue to know this… 

“For all is from him and through him and for him are all things”. To him be the glory forever! Amen. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in Jesus our Lord and Savior we come.  Lord Jesus today we thank You for Your Divine Providence. We thank You for Your Graciousness and loving mercies. Lord we acknowledge Your Word that we are not to be anxious about anything, and in Prayer we come, seeking Your blessings on our Visitors and grant us all Your favors. We go in Faith, and to You Lord Jesus is the Power and the  Glory now and forevermore. Amen. 

Praise: 

English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS9e0nxHP-w&list=RDgS9e0nxHP-w&t=19  

Spanish:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=152wm1dNqvM  

Chinese:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRa1EjO63Rk&list=RDmRa1EjO63Rk&t=2




SUNDAY

May 2, 2021

The Lord of Host is our Almighty God.  So, in the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, He invited us to come and Reason with Him,

The Word of God is not being rewritten here, it is an exercise to give clarity of the ‘HOLY SPIRIT’ which is Alive and is always present with us. Jesus in the Trinity of Father Son and Holy Ghost is Biblical correct as on the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended and as Jesus said, He would provide a comforter…

Jesus said, do you have any Fish? Why, Ghost do not eat.  He rose and our Father is alive as His Holy Spirit is alive.

Luke 24

New King James Version

36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” 37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”

40 [j]When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, “Have you any food here?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish [k]and some honeycomb. 43 And He took it and ate in their presence.

Jesus did this to prove that he was indeed alive as a spirit does not eat.

Text:  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being. - Ephesians 3:16

Commentary:

Before our Lord Jesus came by a Virgin Birth, Jesus was made ‘The Christ’, many may believe that ‘Christ’ represent Jesus’ last name.  Our Lord Jesus, The Christ, why? Because He was Anointed and Made the Incarnate of God by His Father, our Creator.  And Jesus was there from the beginning of it all, and 2,012 years ago He was born as our Messiah.

To think that from Genesis 1, all of what God and His Son Jesus created was for mankind.  This is a world mired in sin because of Adam and Eve disobedience to God.  So, Jesus The Christ was predestined by His Father to Redeem us.  Even the initial act of God’s killing the animal to clothe Adam and Eve; this was the fore telling of Christ’s Sacrifice on the cross at Calvary. In spite of their disobedience and going against His command of not to eat of the forbidden tree, our God continued to love mankind.

Our Lord has endowed us with His creation, and even beyond this, He has provided a way for us to have the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit that dwells in us, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith; and that we when rooted and grounded in love we will able to know the breadth and length and height and depth of His Love. Then we will know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge and understanding.

We have these three major events of all times in the history of mankind…

  1. The day was 0000, when Christ was born, it became 01-01 Day One of our Calendar
  2. Thirty-Three Years after the Crucifixion of Jesus which we call ‘Good-Friday’, and.
  3. Three days after His death when the sun went day at noon for three hours, we have His Triumphant Resurrection which is Easter
  4. There is one more monumental event yet to come… and this is “The Day of The Lord” Because He said, I shall return. 

John 16:9-10

of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more.

John 16:17

Then some of His disciples said among themselves, “What is this that He says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because I go to the Father’?”

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.

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 on each. Lord bless this day and let it be a day filled with your Peace as we ask Your blessing on us all and Your favors to our Visitors. Lord Jesus to you is the Power and the Glory now and forevermore… Amen.

Praise:  

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4N2ausO6Sw&list=RDV4x5QTMtVx4&index=4   

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

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









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