1 John 4:4-8

 

 

1 John 4:8 (NKJV) “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.  We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

God bless you and God loves you!

 

Do not believe in lies

1 John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world”.

There are many in the world today that are saying right is wrong and wrong is right. Not only that but they are many in the world today that have a FORM of godliness but DENIES the power thereof (the power that belongs to God). There is division among us but we know those tares were sown by the evil one (the devil) who came only to steal, kill and destroy. We know that this world is passing away like God said it would but HIS words will never pass away (Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away“).  We know that God’s word will not return to him void (Isaiah 55:11 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it“).

How does one try the spirits? By reading the word of God. By knowing the word of God. By not just being hearers of the word of God but doers of the word of God (James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves“). By having a relationship with Christ! There are many voices and spirits in this world that can say “right things” to itchy ears but what is really in their hearts? They can have a form of what is “right” to many but is what they are saying and doing in their life aligning with the word of God? Can you see that in their life, by what they speak and HOW they speak it. None is perfect and we will never reach perfection HERE in this world but we can always try to reach it. For God said to be holy as he is holy (1 Peter 1:16 “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy”).

If the world says it is fine to commit sexual immorality, lust and greed. Yet, those who are OF the world profess to be Christian and still do these things. What we should do is take a step back and ask ourselves, what did God say about these things? What does God say about sexual immorality, lust or greed?  1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body”; Ephesians 5:3 “But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;”; Collosians 3:5 “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:”. When the world says it is okay to practice homosexuality among other sins, what does the word of God say about practicing such things? 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God”.

The world says it is human nature to do and think these things, yes, but it is our flesh that do them. It is our sinful nature to do or think these things. But if we are to claim ourselves to be children of God and real orthodox Christians, and the word of God is telling us to flee and escape these sins that go against God. Then that is EXACTLY what God meant for us to do when he called out us OUT of the world to Passover from death to life. Yes, Jesus is that bridge that anyone can Passover from death to life, from hell to heaven, misery to joy, hate to peace, indifference to LOVE; once you repent of your sins and accept him into your life and make him your Lord and savior!

Let us not forget what the word says when we are up against those voices that tell us THESE things are okay. When we know in our hearts and in our spirit that they are not. So, if and when you find yourself in that spot. Where you will have to profess and confess what and why you believe in what you do and people won’t like it because they don’t understand. Then remember what the word of God says about those who seek to please and obey God and seek the Kingdom of God first in their lives.

Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you”.

Matthew 6:33 “But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”.

Romans 8:31 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

God bless you and God loves you!

As milk and honey (poem)

Here I pitch my tent

In the wilderness

The rivers of ground

Dry, running through my fingers.

I hear the wind, she sings

High, caressing my face

Kissing my eyes.

 

Oh God, are there rivers

Wet, to moist the dry ground?

I hear something above the winds,

Waters flowing, there is no end.

Living, life, sweet

As milk and honey.

 

Carry me God

To the rivers, Then

I can build my

House on the rock

Thus it shall stand

On the rock near

Living waters.

 

Just now, I lift my tent,

Strength of God is mine.

I walk to the sounds

Rivers flowing

Living, life, sweet

As milk and honey.

 

 

Quote and Scripture of the Day

“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and we hear the sound thereof, but cannot tell where it cometh, nor whither it goeth. Now till the Spirit of God is felt on our souls as the wind on our bodies, indeed, my dear brethren, you have no interest in him: religion consists not in external performance, it must be in the heart, or else it is only a name”.

~ George Whitefield

John 3:8 “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit”.

Keep God first place in your life, in your heart. Don’t be angry. Don’t hold a grudge. Don’t take the time to debate people you don’t know. Just show the Holy Spirit. Give what everyone longs for. God, even when they don’t know it. Give them love. God is love (1 John 4:8 “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love”). Show kindness. Respect all people. Love. That is what the world need more of. Test the spirits. Read the bible. Talk to God. Love all and forgive.

God bless you and God loves you!

God is on the move

This year has been a time of uncertainty, with trials, test and issues of life. For me, this year has been all of the above. I haven’t been perfect, nor will we be on this earth. However, even with all the tests, the trials, and issues of life that happen throughout this age. No matter how hard it can get. How easy it is for us to forget about all the good that’s happen and to only remember the bad and the ugly. There is hope. There is strength. There is mercy. There is forgiveness. There is LOVE. All these good and wonderful things are found in one person, complete and pure, untarnished and holy: Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever and ever.

Whatever is held you back from God’s best this year, don’t let it the year coming. If it be bitterness, let it go and Let God. If it be unforgiveness, let it go, forgive and Let God. If it be anger, let it go and Let God. The word says that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”). When the New Year comes along, don’t forget all the many blessings that God has blessed you with. Though the world around us have been in disarray. God is still on the throne. He is good, always. Though we go through tests and trials. God has the strength and power to get us through. He loves us so much. More than we can possibly comprehend.

Thus let go of the world and all of its problems and grab hold to Jesus Christ. He is the answer to all. When the world let you down and disappoint you, which it always will. God will lift you up. Provide for you as He has always done the years before and he won’t stop. God never changes. He stays the same, forever. So we know that we can always look to him. We can always trust in him. We can always rely on him for all things. Yes, seek the Kingdom of God first and all thing will be added unto us. When uncertainty is amidst in the world. In our faith, there is certainty in Jesus Christ.  We know who He is and we know He is returning soon. Until then, we should always watch and as well as pray. Love others as we love ourselves and keep our eyes and mind on Jesus of Nazareth.

God bless you and God loves you!

Happy New Year!

Pure Religion

James 1:17 “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”                                                

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The scripture here is pretty understandable. It says what it means and it means what it says. It says that if we should have religion, it shouldn’t come from man’s imperfect doctrine but should align with the word of God, who (God) is perfect. This is what God calls us to do (the church), to visit the fatherless in their affliction. Those who do not have fathers, those who do not have shelter, those who do not have a place that they can be safe. To enter into those spaces and places where many, even to some Christians are not considered worthy to visit or safe to go. It is those places that need to see the light of Jesus Christ. Who is going to show them that right way, truth and life unless we, as Christians, show them which way they should go by telling them the PURE Gospel of Jesus Christ?

This scripture also says that we should visit the widows in their affliction. Those who have lost their significant other, lost those who they cherished and now are depressed, those who they loved and now feel lost, those who may have forgotten the goodness of God in their times of affliction. As Christians, we need to remind them that God is good, even though we may not always understand but through our limited understanding we KNOW (in heart) that we can trust God in all things. No matter what the world throws at us, we can remind those who may feel lonely that God has never left them nor forsook them. He loves them and he adores them, and wants them to LOVE and live an abundant life in HIM.

Then it goes on to say that we are to be unspotted from the world. What does that mean, unspotted? What do you see the world doing exactly? Not walking in the spirit but living according to the flesh. Having nothing to do with God or His word. Doing the exact opposite of what God wants us to do as children of God. What are the works of the flesh? Well, it says in Galatians 5:19-21 “Now the world of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanliness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, revellings and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in the time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”  I suggest you look up each word by their definition if you do not completely understand what they mean.

These are considered the works of the flesh and SUCH like these works of the flesh the WORLD does, day and night. Thus, he calls us (the church) out of the world (to be unspotted, to be clean). To become separate from these works of the flesh and for us, now as children of God, to become heirs with Christ Jesus who had and has the fruit of the Spirit. The same God calls us to live like Jesus Christ, to obtain the SAME fruits of the Spirit, to live by them, to practice them, day and night. What are the fruits of the Spirit? The bible says further in Galatians 5:22-24 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” Yes, we have! We have crucified the affections and the lusts of the world once we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior and lived according to His word. We see every single day on the News, on TV, in the movies, on shows, in the tabloids. These lusts and affections are everywhere but GREATER IS HE that is in US (the church) than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4).

I believe this is what the Lord means to keep unspotted (clean, righteous) from the world. There are important things he calls us to do in this ONE scripture. To do works which as we know can’t redeem us for we are not saved by our works but by the grace of God AND to be clean (unspotted) which is to live and walk in the fruits of the Spirit. He calls us to visit the fatherless and widows in their times of afflictions, to have love, compassion and mercy as Jesus had love, compassion and mercy but also to live by faith by separating ourselves from the world by doing and living in the fruits of the Spirit. To be unspotted, to be clean and to live as Christ Jesus lived on earth. Thus, we should ask ourselves are we living according to the flesh or keeping ourselves unspotted from the world? Are we living and walking in the Spirit or are we walking and living in the ways of the world? As we should know God wants every area of our lives. He doesn’t want just some of us but ALL of us. If you have done these things without repenting, then repent and ask for the Father’s forgiveness and start living according to the word of God. Right now because the time is now. Give no thought to the former things but recognize the many blessings that are ahead once we give all to Him and obey Him.

I hope this post edified you some way, God bless you and God loves you.

Give Thanks Unto The Lord

Hello blessed people,

I just wanted to wish you a beautiful, lovely and blessed thanksgiving! Yes, today we may fill ourselves with food but that is perishable. Let’s never forget that we should always fill ourselves with the Lord God, with his Word that is everlasting! Yes, fill yourself with the goodness of God and what he brought you out and brought you in to. The doors he opened but also the doors he closed. The times he hid you in his bosom and the times he placed you and raised you up by His Hands. The times that you felt weak but HE gave you strength! Thank God, the Lord of Lord’s and King of Kings! He is to be glorified and praised forever! Amen!

Psalm 34:8 ” O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”

Psalm 136:1 “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”

Psalm 107: 6-8 “Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”

Give Thanks Unto The Lord, for HE IS WORTHY to be PRAISED!

God bless you and God loves you!