We Have Been Forgiven Much

So, why haven’t you forgiven them? I know this message is for someone out there because there are many who claim Christ, yet they still harbor unforgiveness. It is very easy to blame others for our hurt because their the very ones to have caused it or they look like the very ones to have caused it. However, do we have the right to hate or to harbor unforgivenesss and bitterness within ourselves, towards others? The answer is no. God forgave us in our sins, he loved us in our transgressions: he died for us. It was us that was supposed to be nailed to that cross. It was us that was supposed to be whipped. It was us that was guilty. It was us that was supposed to be humiliated in such a way that was beyond excruciating. Yet, Jesus Christ took it upon himself to carry his cross, and to bare our sins (the sins of the world), who knew no sin because he loved us. Praise God for his mercy endures forever!

Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Matthew 18:21-35 “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.”

God bless you and God loves you!

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Have you praised God today?

Acts 16:23-26 “And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

In the midst of the storm, trials and tribulation, do you praise God? Do you turn your worship music and sing unto the Lord God about how awesome He is and how grateful you are to have salvation through Jesus Christ, His Son, and His abundant blessings? I tell you by these verses alone, praising God in the midst of trial is something that could break and loosen strongholds because it shows that you are grateful to God. It shows that even when things aren’t going your way, that you God is still in control and you still know how good God is. You see, satan doesn’t understand that, because when you praise and worship God from your heart, even in heartbreak, that it is powerful and the Holy Spirit moves and heaven HEARS and God is pleased! Just as with Paul and Silas in prison, even being beaten and abused, they still praised God with songs!

What happened next was something amazing and a miracle! The chains were broken off and the doors that were shut now were opened by their heartfelt and genuine praises to God! Oh yes, God hears our praises and knows our worship! This event that happened to Paul and Silas is very symbolic in a way because what is holding you in bondage, what is bringing you down and hurting you in areas of your life? Well, don’t even give into that trap of lies from the evil one because you are not in bondage if you are living a righteous life because remember what Jesus said, that those whom the Son set free, is FREE indeed (John 8:36). Paul and Silas understood this a lot more than we do today. This is the breakthrough, it is right there in the word of God, even in midst of trials and tribulation, your breakthrough is in your praise. Your peace and your joy comes through by telling others and showing God how grateful you are for Him and how in your praise you exalt Him and focus on Him and not on your trial or tribulation.

Not only that but when they praise God and the shackles were loosed, others seen this, others were a witness to it who were in prison themselves and so was the soldier. By that event alone that soldier gave his life to Jesus Christ because of what he saw their praises to God did. So, there may people in your life whom don’t know Jesus, that may see you going through something difficult but they see that by your devotion to God, your obedience to God, your thankfulness and gratefulness that those troubles is not hindering you from praising God. But by living a righteous life, it is BLESSING you and they see that and by that they may want to know Jesus Christ too!

Hallelujah, in Jesus name! God will bring you out, oh yes, just praise Him! Keep your eyes on Jesus and not on the storm!

God bless you and God loves you!

Pray for Sutherland Springs, Texas

Proverbs 4:18 “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”

Matthew 5:14 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”

John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Ephesians 5:8 “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:”

Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.”

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Please pray for those who are suffering and in pain in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Those who have lost friends, family, neighbors, please keep them all in your prayers. Don’t give in and don’t give up because no matter how painful it is, God will meet you where you are. He has never left you and he will never forsake you. Greater is HE that is in us, then he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). Children of God, continue to trust in God and not in man. Pray unceasingly and comfort one another with scripture. Always be grateful for what God has blessed you with and never take it for granted. Be thankful, be content, and love one another as Jesus loves us. Be a light!

God bless you and God loves you!

What are the works of the flesh?

James 2:18-20 “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

What are the works of the flesh?

Galatians 5:13-21 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

What is the FRUIT of the Spirit?

Galatians 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Can a bad tree bare good fruit or can a good tree bare bad fruit? Ladies and Gentlemen, you will know whom belong to God, truly, by the fruit they bare.

James 3:12 “Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.”

Matthew 7:16-20 ” Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Can it get more simplier than that? It is pretty obvious and clear that those whom belong to God will operate in the Holy Spirit because they are filled with the Holy Spirit of God. Those whom do not belong to God will not operate in the Spirit of God because they do not belong to God but they are the children of satan. If you find people whom are among you operating in their FLESH, then give them the simple Gospel, the good news, that Jesus Christ died for us and rose on the third day for our sins. Thus, they must repent and turn away from their sins to obtain etnernal life through Jesus Christ because it is only by the blood of Jesus that our sins are washed away. It is only by the love of God and the grace of God that we can be saved when we believe in the truth of the Gospel. And if they ask you about the wages of sin, the Gospel truth is this: death, hell, lake of fire, eternity seperated from God. That is the truth and the truth shall set us all free because whom the Son (Jesus Christ) set free is FREE indeed.

God bless you and God loves you!

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Examination is a must!

A video that motivated me for self-examination…

Proverbs 27:19 “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”

2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?”

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. “

Are you siting on your sins? Perhaps this is why your heart is heavy, and you have no peace. It is not like God does not know about what’s going on with you but you are going to have to examine yourself and bring all matters to God. You know what it is that is keeping you from God. You know what it is that is drawing yourself away from God, it is a secret sin, it is a sin that you commit and you continue to do so because you think God can’t deliver you out it (doubting his power?) or you think know one knows?

God knows, God sees, God hears all things and all things are not kept hidden from him but is always before him: day and night. So please, stop wasting your time on those secret sins, stop letting them master over you, those committed rebellious actions that keep drawing you away from God’s presence and God’s love. God loves you, but you must accept that. God extends his grace towards us, but you must choose that grace over your own flesh! Repent of those sins (turn away), in Jesus name, give all honor and glory and PRAISE to God and let HIM lead you.

1 Peter 1:13 “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.”

Remember, God loves you and God bless you, always!

 

Pursue God

Psalm 34:14 “Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.”

Seeking good who is God (i.e. God is good) and doing good and not evil (i.e. opposite of God) is practicing the will of God. You obey his commandments you are practicing and in the will of God. You follow his voice and not the worlds or your own, you are in the will of God.

Romans 14:19 “So then, let us pursue what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”

Who is peace and whom should we pursue to have it?

Isaiah 9:6 “For to 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.”

Jesus is the peace, he is all the peace we need. Thus, if we stop pursuing our own truths/myths and our own understanding but start to lean on God and his word. That is when we start to obtain true peace (that passes all understanding) because we have God and we are pursuing Him only. Not pursing the world, not the ways of the world but the ways of Jesus Christ.

God bless you and God loves you!