Listen to Jesus!!!!!

People living in today’s society are not interested in what the bible has to say. They live their life according to their standards and what makes them feel good. The bible is the corrector of man kind. We can not just believe anything and everything and expect to make into heaven. There is one way and that is through Jesus. If we try to make it any other kind of way, we are a thief and a robber.

John 10:1 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

10 “Verily, verily I say unto you, he that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

There are people who  want to always be in charge, always be in control when truly they shouldn’t because they are serving their own self interests and not thinking of the welfare of others. During Jesus time these people were Scribes and Pharisees. They did not acknowledge Jesus nor listen to His teachings. Jesus was bothersome to them because He did things they way God wanted things done. Jesus had compassion for people that the Scribes and Pharisees cared nothing about. There was only a certain sect or clique of people they were concerned with and that was the wealthy. They were not concerned with people who were outside their social status or income bracket. The Scribes and the Pharisees made sure they wealthy were taken care of while others had to fend for themselves.

Today, really this what the world does. There is a saying that if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. All this means is that that if they help you, you will help them. 

This is worldly thinking. God wants us to help if we have the ability to help someone. We should never look to get help back from the person we helped. God will reward us for what we do.

Colossians 3:23-24 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men,

24 knowing that from the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance, for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Externally the Scribes and Pharisees were extremely holy but inwardly they were carnal sinful people.  True Christians are not concerned with getting approval from people. There are those who are always concerned about how they are perceived by other people. People may say they are good when actually they are terrible and rotten to the core. God sees what man can not. There are those who know all the pretense of acting holy without actually being holy. Then there are those who obey and do what the Lord says. The bible has top priority in their lives and it is seen in their lives. In today’s world people will be ostracized, talked about, and laughed at for listening to Jesus but God tells great is our reward in heaven.

Matthew 5:11-12 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

11 Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for My sake.

12 Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in Heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Really we should smile when this happens because that means we are doing something right. They would not be talking about us so badly if our life was not having an real impact on the world and on those who are living around us. Continue to listen to Jesus. Continue to listen to His words. There is life with Jesus; without Him there is only death.

 

Prayer:  Father thank you for your Son Jesus who came to this earth doing what you asked Him; destroying the works of the devil. Father help your church to not be intimidated or afraid to listen your Son Jesus words and to act upon His Words. When we move when you tell us to move and say what you tell us to say a difference is seen and known. There are people Lord who are hurting and have no way out but Jesus. It’s Jesus or nothing. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).  He is the same Lord that made a path through the Red Sea and the children of Israel walked on dry ground. He is the same Lord that made the manna fall from the sky so the children of Israel would have food to eat. He is the same Lord that made the walls of Jericho fall down. Nothing is too hard for God and nothing is impossible with God. Father God (Yahweh) help people to turn to Jesus. Help them turn from doing things there way to your way. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). Amen!!!!!!

 

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Lord Jesus, Keep Our Mind

Hello everyone and welcome to my website. Today I want to talk on our mind. Our mind plays a very major role in our lives. The mind permeates every cell of the human body. The mind is a set of  cognitive faculties including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, and memory. It is usually defined as the faculty of an entity’s thoughts and consciousness. It holds the power of imagination, recognition, and appreciation, and is responsible for processing feelings and emotions, resulting in attitudes and actions. The mind is different from our brain. The brain is an organ in the body that controls all vital human function. Physiologically, the function of the brain is to exert centralized control over the other organs of the body. The mind ultimately has dominion over the brain. The way we think has control over our brain and body. The mind is powerful. If the devil can get our mind, then he has us. This is why it is important to keep our minds meditating on scriptures so our brain and body will be submission to Jesus.

The bible tells us not to fear. Whatever we may encounter in life we are not to be afraid of it. The bible teaches us to face things that fear us and have faith that God will be with us through the storms of life.

Matthew 7:25 King James Version (KJV)

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

We do not have to fear. Anything that comes our way while living here on earth God has given us the ability, knowledge, and understanding to handle it. People of God keep your minds wrapped around the word of God. Let not the devil plant seeds of doubt in your mind. GOD needs people who know HIM and know what HE can do.

James 1:5-8 King James Version (KJV)

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

GOD need people who know that GOD can do all things. As a person thinks so he does. Our thoughts lead to action. God’s words lead us to Godly action.

Mark 5:1-8 New  International Version (NIV)

Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

Jesus did not fear the man or the impure spirits but faced the man and the spirits and cast them out. The GOD who is with us is mightier than anything you may face. We have got to believe this.

No one knows how this man got like this. In today’s society, someone may suspect he was on drugs or bipolar. People pay all this money going to psychiatrists or psychologists. Jesus is the best psychiatrist there is. Not meaning to put down this profession but sometimes going to the psychiatrist is not the best thing. Psychotropic drugs are not the answer or solution for everyone. Instead of prescription medication helping people, all it does is create another problem. Now the people may form an addiction to this medication.

Jesus cast the spirits out of the demoniac and that was the end of that.

Mark 5:9-13 New International Version (NIV)

Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

Another person in the bible I would like to mention who had some mental synapse problems (what I call it) was Nebuchadnezzar. Talk about someone flipping out. This man people was a king of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and could not determine what it meant. Daniel with God’s help gave the correct interpretation.

Daniel 4:25 King James Version (KJV)

25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

GOD let Nebuchadnezzar know that the most High (God; Yahweh) ruled, not Him and HE can give the kingdom to whomsoever HE desired. This must have been a humbling experience for Nebuchadnezzar. A king made to eat grass like an animal for seven years.

Sometimes GOD has to humble his people when we forget to seek HIM for what HE desires. A lot of the time it is what the people want. Church leaders give in to the people. GOD is separate from the world and separate from the culture. God (Yahweh) is a holy God. Nothing profanes His Holy name. HE is holy and separate from the wickedness of this world.

2 Corinthians 6:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Nebuchadnezzar learned from his experience. After seven years of acting like an animal, he got his mind and understanding back.

Daniel 4:34 King James Version (KJV)

34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:

When he got his sense back, he started praising GOD. God will teach us. HE is GOD and besides HIM there is no other. We need to learn this lesson today. HE rules the heaven, the earth, the seas, and everything in them. Nebuchadnezzar learned that GOD ruled him.

Daniel 4:37 King James Version (KJV)

37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Proverbs 11:2 King James Version (KJV)

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 29:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

The humble depend on GOD and do not boast on their abilities or talents. Everything belongs to GOD and He has allowed us to care for what is His.

The last person I want to talk about today is  Daniel. Daniel was a praying man. He prayed three times a day. His enemies found out about this and tried to use it against him. They asked the king to issue an edict and enforce the decree.

Daniel 6:6-9 New International Version (NIV)

So these administrators and satraps went as a group to the king and said: “May King Darius live forever! The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den.Now, Your Majesty, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.” So King Darius put the decree in writing.

This did not stop Daniel from praying. Daniel did not fear the people or anything. He kept his mind focused on God (Yahweh) and did those things that were pleasing to His Father in heaven.  He did not fear the king and his decree. His mind stayed firmly fixed on continuing to pray.

Daniel 6:10-12 New International Version (NIV)

10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened towardJerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.11 Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. 12 So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human being except to you, Your Majesty, would be thrown into the lions’ den?”

The king answered, “The decree stands—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.”

Daniel’s enemies were setting up things against Him now. His enemies knew that Daniel would not stop praying.

Daniel 6:13-14 New International Version (NIV)

13 Then they said to the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, Your Majesty, or to the decree you put in writing. He still prays three times a day.” 14 When the king heard this, he was greatly distressed; he was determined to rescue Daniel and made every effort until sundown to save him.

The king had become distressed, because he really cared for Daniel and was trying to figure out a way to save him. Daniel put his faith, his trust, and his life in the hands of God. There are times in our lives when we do not back down. Daniel prayed because God asks us to pray without ceasing. It is important to have contact with God (Yahweh) so that we will continue to live a life that is pleasing in His sight and not live in our flesh. God desires to have fellowship with his creation and does so through prayer. Daniel was not backing down.

Daniel 6:13-18 New International Version (NIV)

13 Then they said to the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, Your Majesty, or to the decree you put in writing. He still prays three times a day.” 14 When the king heard this, he was greatly distressed; he was determined to rescue Daniel and made every effort until sundown to save him.

15 Then the men went as a group to King Darius and said to him, “Remember, Your Majesty, that according to the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or edict that the king issues can be changed.”

16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

17 A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed. 18 Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.

So the edict was fulfilled. Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den for praying continually to His God. I wonder what was going through His mind in the lion’s den. Perhaps different scriptures that he had hidden in his heart. Perhaps even he was praying in the lion’s den. We do not really know what he did. All we know is that he went in alive and came out alive. Praise be God (Yahweh) in heaven!!!!!!!!! God will bring us out!!!!!!!!

Daniel 6:19-23 New International Version (NIV)

19 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. 20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”

21 Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! 22 My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”

23 The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.

Now those who set Daniel up and tried to get him killed for praying were not as fortunate.

Daniel 6:24 New International Version (NIV)

24 At the king’s command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions’ den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

Prayers will make you feel so secure that your enemies can not defeat or harm you.

Lord Jesus Keep Our Mind

Prayer: Lord let us keep our mind around God and the things of God. Let not the devil plant seeds of doubt, lust, pride, and manipulation in our minds but Lord let our meditation be sweet and pleasing unto you. Whatever thoughts come to us Lord, this is what we desire to do. Thoughts lead to action. Lord, keep our mind on scripture so that our actions will be godly actions. Help us to reveal Jesus everyday in our words and actions. Amen!!!!!! 

 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Are Christ’s Ambassadors

2 Corinthians 5:20 New International Version (NIV)

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.

God has made reconciliation through Christ.

Colossians 1:20 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

20 and through him to reconcile
everything to himself,
whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peace
through his blood, shed on the cross.

God brought everything and everybody back to Him by the blood Jesus shed on the cross. The whole was alienated from Him. God desired fellowship with His creation and everything that he made but because of sin there was separation. Now fellowship can take place again if people receive the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. The word of reconciliation has been committed to the ambassadors.  The word (the scripture) has been entrusted to faithful and committed people who make every effort to make known God’s love and forgiveness of sins.

God the offended party is seeking reconciliation not the ones who did the offending. It was the love for his enemies that God sought them. God’s love is tremendous. HE wants everyone who will to receive this gospel. The gospel is a life jacket to a drowning person. This world with all its corruption and filth has nothing to offer. The world may try to make sin appealing but in the end it all leads to death. Death for an unbeliever is eternal separation from GOD which is what GOD does not want.

 

Romans 8:7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The mind-set of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit to God’s law. Indeed, it is unable to do so.

James 4:4 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

You adulterous people! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the friend of the world becomes the enemy of God.

1 John 2:15 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

A Warning about the World

15 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.

Jesus in his High Priest role is praying and interceding for people who have not received Him as Lord and Savior.  We are all under God’s control and care even if we do not want admit it. The world and the entire universe belongs to God.  We are small, weak and frail compared to our GOD. Yet HE is still patient with us. He is giving us chance after chance to receive Him.

Luke 23:34 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.”

He is still praying for us even when people lied on Him and had Him crucified for doing what pleased GOD. God’s will was important Jesus and He made sure to do it. He wasn’t worried so much about it fitting in with what the Pharisees and Sadducees did.  They were more concerned with position, looking good in front of others, greed and lusting for money. These things were far from Jesus mind. God’s will for Jesus was Him dying on the cross for the sins of people. Jesus paid for sin with His blood. If people receive this, they can have fellowship and be reconciled to the Father which is what Father God wants.

2 Corinthians 5:21 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

21 He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Now GOD desires for the world to come to Him. He desires for them to release, turn loose, and repent of sin. He desires his people to made new creatures in Christ Jesus, old things are passed away ( 2 Corinthians 5:17). We are now created in Christ Jesus for good works. Lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life are not things that we pursue anymore. We are looking for that new heaven and that new earth God promised us.

Revelation 21:1 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

The New Creation

21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

God makes all things new. This is why God is coming after the people that he created because he knows that this world is going to one day pass away and will not be here anymore.

I urge you today if you have not received the Lord Jesus today, change your mind before it is too late. Receive His salvation today. He will help us in this life and in the life to come. There is life after death with Jesus. There is eternal life which is the best life to have. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer for People Preaching During Depraved Times

Father in Jesus name, I come before you today LORD asking that you be with the people who are bringing forth the word during these wicked times. Father I pray that you give them boldness to witness for you. Let them speak freely and with liberty unashamedly what You have given them. Let them not fear.

Acts 4:29 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

29 And now, Lord, listen to what they are saying. They are trying to make us afraid. We are your servants. Help us to say what you want us to say without fear.

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Father let your preachers and your church be fearless. Let the people of the church be God pleasers and not people pleasers. If we are people pleasers then we care about the opinion of people and will be easily swayed to do things that look good in front of people. God pleasers are more concerned about how they look in front of God and want to be well pleasing to Him.

Father I pray give your preachers, church leaders, and church courage to do what our bible tells us. Father I pray let the preachers and church leaders move forward in the things of God. Father let them be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and move in the direction that God would have them to move in. Father help preachers, church leaders, and your church to follow you Lord no matter what; to surrender and exalt the name of our Lord everywhere we go.

Father help us to love even when we are not shown love. Jesus loves us and our response to the Lord should be to live like Him. The life of Jesus was declared “pleasing” in the sight of God by the Father himself.

 

Matthew 17:5 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

While Peter was talking, a bright cloud came over them. A voice came from the cloud and said, “This is my Son, the one I love. I am very pleased with him. Obey him!”

Jesus was always completely obedient to the Father. He knew the scripture and obeyed it. During Jesus time here on the earth He touched many lives.

1. Born to a virgin – Miracles of Jesus

2. Changing water into wine – Miracles of Jesus

3. Healing of the royal official’s son – Miracles of Jesus

4. Healing of the Capernaum demoniac – Miracles of Jesus

5. Healing of Peter’s mother-in-law – Miracles of Jesus

6. Healing the sick during the evening – Miracles of Jesus

7. Catching a large number of fish – Miracles of Jesus

8. Healing a leper – Miracles of Jesus

9. Miracle of healing a centurion’s servant – Miracles of Jesus

10. Healing a paralyzed man – Miracles of Jesus

11. Healing a withered hand – Miracles of Jesus

12. Raising a widow’s son – Miracles of Jesus

13. Calming the storm – Miracles of Jesus

14. Healing the Gerasene man possessed by demons – Miracles of Jesus

15. Healing a woman with internal bleeding – Miracles of Jesus

16. Raising Jairus’ daughter – Miracles of Jesus

17. Healing two blind men – Miracles of Jesus

18. Healing a mute demon-possessed man – Miracles of Jesus

19. Healing a 38 year invalid – Miracles of Jesus

20. Feeding 5000 men and their families – Miracles of Jesus

21. Walking on water – Miracles of Jesus

22. Miraculous healing of many people in Gennesaret

23. Healing a girl possessed by a demon – Miracles of Jesus

24. Healing a deaf man with a speech impediment – Miracles of Jesus

25. Feeding the 4,000 men and their families – Miracles of Jesus

26. Healing a blind man – Miracles of Jesus

27. Healing a man born blind – Miracles of Jesus

28. Healing a demon-possessed boy – Miracles of Jesus

29. Catching a fish with a coin in its mouth – Miracles of Jesus

30. Healing a blind and mute man who was demon-possessed – Miracles of Jesus

31. Healing a woman with an 18-year infirmity – Miracles of Jesus

32. Healing a man with dropsy – Miracles of Jesus

33. Healing 10 lepers – Miracles of Jesus

34. Raising of Lazarus – Miracles of Jesus

35. Healing Bartimaeus of blindness – Miracles of Jesus

36. Jesus curses the fig tree with no fruit – Miracles of Jesus

37. Restoring a severed ear – Miracles of Jesus

38. The resurrection of Jesus – Miracles of Jesus

39. Catching 153 fish – Miracles of Jesus

40. The ascension of Jesus – Miracles of Jesus

Father GOD as we feel you tugging on us to do something, let us be obedient to You so that You may move in the life of those who need you. Amen!!!!!!!!

 

http://www.aboutbibleprophecy.com/miracles.htm

 

 

Speak The Word

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Acts 5:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

The apostles of the new testament were doing the work of God as Jesus commanded before He ascended. People brought their sick unto them, those tormented by impure spirits, and all were healed. The high priest and his associates, who were members of the party the Sadducees were very jealous of the apostles. More and more men and women believed on the Lord and were added on to their number. The high priest and his associates had the Lord, Jesus, crucified, with a sign over his head the read Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews. The sign is suppose to represent or say the crime they committed. This is the reason they are being crucified. This did not make the high priest and his associates look good at all, crucifying their King. The apostles were not worried about how it made them look. Before Jesus ascended Peter and Jesus had a talk.

John 21:15-17 King James Version (KJV)

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Peter was feeding the sheep just like Jesus had asked him. Jesus asked him did he love Him three times. This was to remind Him of the three times he denied Jesus before His crucifixion. Peter was not going to mess up again. Peter had made a commitment to Jesus and he planned on keeping it.

The apostles spoke the all of the gospel. They did not leave certain parts out because it may offend a certain group. If people are truly preaching the gospel, it will offend some people because it will convict you of sin. The high priest and his associates were convicted by the truth of the apostles. They had an innocent man murdered because he went around preaching and teaching the gospel and doing good to all people. The high priest and their associates said Caesar was their King not God. Peter powerful sermon on the day of Pentecost cut the Jews to the heart about their shameful dealings with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Acts 2:22-23 King James Version (KJV)

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

The Jews, the high priest and his associates had been wicked. Wicked because they did not receive the truth and wicked because they tried to block others from receiving the truth. They were wicked to the apostles now during their time for having them thrown in jail for preaching the gospel. Nothing was going to stop these apostles from speaking the gospel. How many of us know that if God tells us to do something, He will make sure to move any obstacle or hindrance that gets in the way. We just have to persevere no matter how hard it gets. The apostles had been thrown in jail for doing what the Lord told them to do. This means that the Lord was going to have to get them out and that is exactly what He did.

Acts 5:19-20 New International Version (NIV)

19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”

God brought them out of jail and told them to go back to exactly what they were doing before, preaching the gospel.

Acts 5:25-32 New International Version (NIV)

25 Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.” 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.

27 The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”

29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

Don’t worry about what to say when you are brought up before councils, governors, or kings for Jesus sake. God will give you what to say.

Matthew 10:19 King James Version (KJV)

19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

Peter by the aid of the Holy Spirit spoke boldly to the Sanhedrin. Peter was determined to obey God. God is not teaching us to be unruly and not to disrespect the authorities of the earth but when it gets in the way of the gospel going forth, it is better to “obey God rather than man” (Acts 5:29).

God has asked his church to preach this gospel in season and out of season.

2 Timothy 4:2 King James Version (KJV)

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

Preach all, all of it, not part and not half, old testament and new testament.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 New International Version (NIV)

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

All scripture is good for teaching. Not one part of it is bad. If people think this about the scripture than their must be a sin that people are holding on to and not willing to let go. As Christians we may find ourselves in sin sometimes and will quickly seek repentance from God but we do not live a lifestyle of continual unrepentant sin.

1 John 3:7-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

If the scripture convicts us of sin, we need to seek repentance of God and make it right with Him.

There is a penalty for unrepentant sin.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 English Standard Version (ESV)

in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

John 3:15-18 English Standard Version (ESV)

15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

 

Speak the Word and let the Word of God draw those who will come to Him.

 

Prayer: Father in your Son Jesus name I ask Lord that those who do not know you reading this letter would receive what you so graciously give; eternal life. Father let them realize that the gospel is the truth and God is telling them the Word because He loves them. Father let them know that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23). There is a penalty for unrepentant sin. Jesus paid this penalty when he died on the cross for our sins. Just receive Jesus payment for sin and begin a new life in Christ today. Just receive and accept Jesus today as Lord and be made a part of his wonderful glorious family.

Amen

 

 

Tuesday Morning Prayer

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O Lord My God, My Majestic Savior I come before you yielded Lord to do what you would have me to do and to say Lord what you would have me to say. Lord have your way in my life today and have your way in the world. Lord where people try to censor you and keep you out, I pray Lord that you are able to enter and make yourself known again. I pray Lord that people of different cultures and ethnicities are exposed to the gospel and its truth begins to be buried in their heart. Let the gospel begin to be received today. Let that hard heart be softened. Let where there was resistance before, let their be openness to receive the Words of Truth. Let their be a hunger for the truth of the gospel. Let only God’s Word satisfy that hunger and deep longing that people have. Let people know that there can not be true advancement without the gospel. People can not maneuver around the gospel in education and science. The bible is a historical document. It is filled with places and events that can proved. This is not a book a few men sat down one day and decided to write. The bible is the inspired Word of God.

2 Timothy 3:16 Common English Bible (CEB)

16 Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character,

Where scripture is not allowed or taught people cast off restraint.

Proverbs 29:18 New International Version (NIV)

18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

This is what society wants, “anything goes; anything allowed atmosphere”. “Who is to say what we do, say, or think is wrong”.  God who made the universe and everything in it including ourselves has the right to tell us what we say, do, or think is wrong.

Lord let us become concerned about what we say, do, or think in front of you. Let us have a mind to want to pleasing before you. Help us to lead people to you and not make them stumble or lead them astray. This I pray to you Lord today. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Monday Morning Prayer

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Father I come before you in Jesus name today asking you LORD to help the United States government. Father YOU are over Presidents and Kings and Prime Ministers. Everything and everybody comes under your great power. Father you have people under your beckon call. You call people and they come unto thee. You make yourself known unto them. You show them your ways and people gladly follow. Father I pray call people out of darkness into the marvelous light. Father help people to realize that they need You. Help them to realize that the life they are living separate from you is not fulfilling. Help them to realize that they need a Savior. Help them to realize that Jesus wants to deliver them from this cold dark world into a place where they are loved and saved. Help them to realize that this world’s way of living is going to one day end. Life as they know it will cease. That what Jesus gives us can never be taken from us. Help the people to see LORD that Jesus life is better and it is forever. You will always be with us LORD through every circumstance and every situation that we face in this life. You are our advocate. You are a strong tower. You are our refuge. You are our everything LORD. We look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). Through Jesus we can do everything. Nothing is too hard and nothing is impossible. The world would have you to believe that GOD makes things too hard. This not true. In fact it is the exact opposite. GOD lightens our load.

Psalm 55:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

1 Peter 5:6 King James Version (KJV)

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Psalm 34:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

 

Always remember the Lord will never let you down. This is the way the world operates. It makes things look legal and legitimate. It tries to bait you and lure you into something, fake, false and unreal. It will dress it up to look good; to appeal to the eyes; lust of the eyes. Beware church of such things. Always listen to what they are sawing. Never get distracted by the attractiveness of their clothes or appearance.

Matthew 7:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

These kind want to get close to us to drain us of what GOD has given us to serve and worship HIM for their own personal use. The world cannot have what the believers of Christ have. The world cannot steal, rob, plot or scheme to take from the children of GOD. It just wont work.

Isaiah 54:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.

Father help the church not to be afraid of the arrows by day of the enemy. Help the church to have those shields of faith up. Let those arrows of the enemy bounce off the shields of faith. The snares the enemy has set wont work. GOD will do what He says He will do. GOD is not a man that He should lie. His word will come to pass. Father let the church not worry or be anxious. Let us be ready to move into action as you give the command. The church believes and waits for the confirmation of His Word.  AMEN!!!!!!