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Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. – Song of Solomon 2:12
The Complete Written Works (Sermons, Poems, and Devotions)
of a Witness for Jesus :
Nate “Love” Knowles (Gospel Preacher and Gospel Singer)
It doesn’t matter how much you do for Christ, what matters most is that you love Jesus Christ.
Email me at: StNate@hotmail.com
***Dedicated To : Jesus and his bride, Anthony Priest, Sister Heather, Nora Lam, Allen and Rachel Hood, David and Debbie Hogan, Peter Loth, Aaron and Tammy McMullen, Joel Parker, Rev. Ralph Collins, Rev. John Cook, Mark Willis, Wendy Treat, James Dobson, Ann Hinnrichs, Nate and Michelle Wolf, Robert Stancik and this man : Brother Fred
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Gospel Messages : * It’s A Good Weird *It’s A Great Trap *The Trump Card *Steps *Christ’s Castle: A Message to the Muslim *Love Period. *Jesus This and Jesus That! *More ! ! ! *God Can Make You Laugh, No Joke! *God’s Got a Highlighter He Intends to Use It *What’s Most Important, The Heart! *Nothing at all is Priceless *The Purpose and the Substance *Now Faith is, Most Important *Righteousness : What does it mean *Need a Reason to Believe *Once is enough and Good things Keep Repeating themselves *Out of the Cell Block, All Promises Coming True *Jesus Most Wanted *Learning from Shane, Lessons from Shane *Within That Very Hour *Good Pharaoh – Bad Pharaoh *Out On One Open Runway *Connect The Dots *You can’t disagree with God *The British Our Coming, and So is the Lord Jesus *Presence of Heaven *The Vineyard Wine – A Message On Hope *Making the Psalms Your Song *Honey Pot!! *Really resurrected!!! (The stations of Christ Ascension) *Love is like a theme park, ride! *He Won’t Forget Us *Truth in Love, All of us Trust *Beyond Petroleum Jelly! That’s the Bridal Paradigm *Between Just Two Thieves *The Finalist *Healed to Enjoy *Prove It *Honest About Heaven He Was *A Captivated Mate, the Song of Solomon *Just Some Cool Dudes *Famous For Love *Making A Splash *O’ Yee Castaway, Spread Out the Net of Good News *God’s Got Groupies *Those Tears I Cry *Through An Open Door *Not In Our House *Love’s The Greatest Part, Love’s Worth Dying For *A New Mission Mandate: Great Penalty-An Even Greater Reward *Happy Days, Around the Clock! *True Discipleship -We all need to Submit to Jesus ( A Practical Lesson in Biblical Truth ) *Real Christianity -What the Bible Says and Doesn’t Say!? ( A Practical Lesson in Biblical Truth ) *Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make me a Match (From-Fiddler on the Roof) *Surprisingly Enough Never Quit Making Love! *Breaking the Ice, Take it or Leave It *God’s Most Favorite Sport *Paul’s Apartment *I Tried *Prayer with Pop *You will finish First with Jesus *Real Love is Really Worth it *Got Any References, Please! *Do you know your John 3 Sixteen’s? * It’s All About Jesus *Your the Man for a Gospel Moment *Jezebel went to Hell *Heart Matters Most *Gotta Get Into God’s Good Word *The Empire of Good *Within The Promiseland *The Whole of God *He said he would be there, and he will *The Truth – A Guide to Overcoming Hypocrisy *The Exception to the Rule (Greater then vs Less Than)
(Gospel Christian Poems) :
* Hill Calvary * Beautiful Price * One Love, One Life Forevermore * The Sparrow’s Song * Just A Few * Your Love
It’s a Good Weird :
Let’s be honest, how many of us want to get weird here? Actually, many people have found great ways to be different. In the bible it says, that the Descendants of Ishmael that they will be wild, but they are the ones, that actually come to the Lord when he returns as a mostly saved bunch that will bring him treasure and help coronet him as King of Kings. The bible says, he uses the foolish, things, in another words the weird things. After all, how King David got to get into the Philistine camp, to mess things up for the enemy was actually by acting weird. People get weird because they are bored or want to be really different then others, the reason many get there ear piercings and tattoos and in many weird places in the body and ones that really look weird also at the gaze. Now people do this for all sorts of reasons. To stand out from others, to get attention, may be some of them.
Now a good God, wants to save all as the bible says, if he be lifted up he shall draw all men unto him, that would include the weird. He has a way to bridge the gap, to that, and with the word, very word we preach and proclaim. Think of all the weird stories and weird characters in the bible, why are they there, why do they say the things they do. A story of a pony talking to a misguided prophet, that see’s and invisible angel that later appears in real life. How about Jesus walking on water, to get a man to leave a boat to do the very same thing only to start sinking, then a story of a whale that eats a man throws him up and then this man, like a magician make jack’s bean stalk grow in minutes by just talking to God asking it to be done. How about the stories, of Moses and Samson, the weird stuff that went on there, from sea’s splitting and turning into blood, from a blind man who has no strength to getting enough strength to cause an earthquake and by himself. What about Abraham, who felt like it was right and by God’s thinking to go out and kill or try to kill his son. This is all weird it is getting weird in here, in the bible, like singing the song of Nelly, it is getting hot in here. God’s word at least a third of it, is really really weird. Angels destroying armies, and so much more it goes on and on and on.
There is a saying that goes, birds of a feather flock together, it is like paul saying, to be all things to all people, it is God’s way of relating to the weird to reach the weird, so they are not alone. People feel weird for all sorts or reasons or things, maybe it is because of the way they look or what happened to them, maybe they were rapped by someone of the same sex, or they are really fat and can’t help it. Think of Jesus, he looked like a monster all beaten up on the cross he felt weird hanging up there naked, and then it was weird for this man to even forgive those people for doing that to him, like the weird things people do in life, whether it is sin, and that is strange to God, or doing something for Jesus, and the bible says, that is a weird thing to the world, why his children are either persecuted or have to roam like sheep among wolves in sheep skins, looking to caves even for shelter from the rain from this world’s wrath they are not worthy of.
If you’re the black sheep or ugly duckling he put the story of the prodigal son and the lost sheep in the bible for you. He flew to heaven, after he rose from the grave himself, because it is weird to fly without the use of a plane, it is weird perhaps to spend all day playing games online, there is a lot of weird, going on with you and with God, but it is to attract you, together, to give you something to relate together with. The bible says, Jesus didn’t come for the doctors but for the sick. Not the righteous but sinners. God already has his angels saved in heaven, and they don’t see death, but then he came a man to reach you, and then he went farther to even reach the weird groups of people as the bible says, He will go out to all 4 corners of the earth and reach all that will call upon the name of the Lord, meaning weird and not so weird alike. For there is a reason, he stated, he is not a respecter of persons, because to him people are people whether they are saved Tax Collectors or not, whether he is with a prostitute out in the street among others or with a woman who are pouring all their perfume on his head in their home.
The flood was weird, but those families inside the ark may not have been. Maybe the events to life are weird, but if God knows your name, that shouldn’t be so weird to us, that it would keep us afraid and in bondage, it should be the reason we fall in love, for opposites do attract. God is love and if he is love and put a banner over couples which is love, as in the book, Song of Songs, reality which this is, God being real and so are you, should be no strange thing. Not strange enough to keep us afraid or running away. Many people run away from what is weird because it is strange, but then Jesus said, many would fall away in the last days before he comes back. Could they not handle the weird. The parts of heaven coming to earth. Jesus flying in the sky with a horse and with angels and others saints flying in the air, splitting the clouds in half then the mount of olives in half just by their landing. It sounds weird. But the bible says, it is foolishness to those that are perishing. It is weird, but it is a good weird, and if your weird or you been labled that, and God accepts you for it, especially when all you have to offer most of the time is bad weird’s like most of the sin’s that happen in life. Then to realize that the bible says, God is Good, would be a good thing, a Good weird. He took all the weird bad things nailed them to the uglies of the cross. Of blood and water gushing out from his side, blood pouring down from thorns over his face. Robbing from a friend, that is weird, if he is your friend, hitting a spouse, is weird when you married them because you loved them. A lot of things is weird, your weird, when your not a computer plugged in yet your still standing here, breathing and listening. Let us Pray.
It’s a Great Trap :
I have seen a few films on Trapping, such as Grey Owl and Jeremiah Johnson, to name just a few, just two. Baiting the trap is all about getting something good, that will attract the critter your trying to catch. When he gets to the taiste that the smell has lead him to. The trap, will spring and he will soon be smothered, caught with no hope of escape, nailed and pin down. Like Jesus was to the cross. Think of it a nice block of cheese for the rat, for the mouse. Death comes next then burial. That is us, when the wages of our sin bring forth death like the bible says, when we are caught by the gaze of a beautiful savior that attracts God’s most favorite critter the one he left heaven, to go out and catch, and that is the human being he made from dirt, muddy and dusty. The Christian is attracted to the food, the the bait on the cross. Jesus after all said, his body was bread and blood was wine. The poor man the drunkard loves wine, the hungry man, is looking for something to eat, for bread, and here is bread, that can’t get away wine, you can drink, that isn’t helmed in a liquor shop. The trap gets sprung, when Jesus told us all, forgive them for they know not what they do. They want, heaven, eternal life and for the believer that means giving all to God, all their sin, so they can get in, so they can be forgiven. Now traps get pesty critters, creatures people don’t want or that are marvelously treasured, the bear, or the rodent, the beaver, or the mouse. That means every sort of human being, rich or poor, black or white, mean or not so mean, but very nice, indeed.
He told his disciples to fish for men, and to catch fish, you need bait, you need them to get in the trap, into the boat, and into the net. Traps are hidden or out in the open, to get you where your at, or to bring you out where your hidden. He will by no means leave anyone out, rodent or prize. Someday all will come to the Lord, and will have to bow, before him, all will either have to enter in or depart, from his presence forever.
If you’re a beaver, or bear, he may skin you and leave your skin on his floor, if you’re a fish, or worm, he may trap you in his shovel or net, just to use you as bait to get something better, maybe your friends and family for the bible says, he will save the entire household of the believer, that an unbelieving spouse is sanctified of can be one by the believing one. That those that believed their loved ones could be healed that were sick, like Jarius daughter or the centurions servant, can and will be healed, because they came to Christ, was attracted to Jesus, his words and presences, and that is how God got far enough into your home to answer your prayer request. It’s a Great Trap.
The word of God is sticky, the promise land is a land flowing with honey, fly’s get traped on sticky tape. Are you as annoying as a fly and nobody wants you around, well you’re the sort of person Jesus was to get stuck to. Are you a mad man or someone like that people think is living in the wilderness, well your hands will get sticky, because John the Baptist was one of those men and he looked for and loved honey and I am sure got stung many times, by that trap, that trap of goodness.
Some trap’s keep the critter alive, like those that will get raptured like Enoch, Elijah. Think of all the animals in the cages of the zoos, those men are in heaven now.
It’s a good trap, to loose your life, for Christ sake and find it forever more in the kingdom, will you get caught now, in God’s net of Goodness, his marvelous and amazing awesome love for you. Amen.
The Trump Card :
Now I am not speaking about Donald Trump here, although I am sure he is a good man.
Now with that out of the way, we can begin, the real message, now I used to live in Nevada, where they are casino’s everywhere, almost, like on most Indian Nation. There the games are mostly played with cards. The trump card is needed in order to win them, and to be sure to win, unless you break the rules and cheat, and aren’t really playing then to win, unless your real good at cheating and can get away with it of course, however that wouldn’t be right and is not fair play so I am not in support of that fact. In Spades it is the Queen of Spades, in blackjack it is the highest amount without going over, in Poker it is all Aces, all in, 7 card stud, I think.
Once I had a dream that God was using the planets as a group of shooting marbles he was playing with. No matter how hard he flicked poor little Pluto against big boy Venus, they just wouldn’t break, they were invisible to the blows, however they went for a ride in the sky by his big fingers and strong hands.
It was if God’s anger couldn’t destroy the marvelous parts of creation that his hands had made, after 7 days. Well we are only human after all, and God understands that we are weak and poor in spirit all the time if not for the most of it. Prone to weakness and sickness, even falling into temptation and sin, we do so with regret or with the best intentions, sometimes, either or, but they are things God understands, it is what made him human, also after all, but we need God to defeat it, To trump over all of that.
The bible says, it was God who took the keys to hell and death, from Satan, that means all of the devil’s armory, whole battle defenses, weapons of war, his armor and guns, everything he could do battle with us and with the Lord, or defend him from God’s attack and justice. The weapons of are warfare are not carnal but mighty to save. The whole armor of God the breast plate of righteousness, the shield of faith everything is a battle array against the devil that has none of those things and nothing at all for good measure. The bible even says when we give it will even be given back to us again pressed down and running over for good measure, that the devil will even will restore what you lost or the Lord will restore what you have lost from the devil and then give you a lot more, for sure. You face those things off one against the other, weigh them and what you got, what is left over? God who made strength to be awesome when Samson took down and army and Gideon and David nations with a group of mighty men, is going to win against him, that puny devil every time, it is a not contest, everything in God’s arsenal will trump over what satan gots or doesn’t have, on you at any time, in life. You can back up your poker face, if all you have is Jesus in another words and it wouldn’t make a load of difference is that was a smiley face or grin, it would bring doom to the devil, it would do him in.
Now if Donald Trump was going to run for president and he had God’s support, he would be God’s Trump Card to bring about his will if that was God’s will, I am only saying, I just had to slip that in.
Now back on track, the bible says, we are to carry our cross. The Cross is not the same as God Jesus, Jesus was not the cross, his scars show that to be right, because they don’t even hold the nails that kept him bound to it, when he was crucified, the bible says, when he comes back he will be riding a white horse, not be carrying a cross. This however should not let us loose it’s meaning. The cross for us should be the same as it was for him, the guilt, fear, doubts forgiveness, and failures, everything in our life that resembles it, however there should come the time that we will stop carrying it, when we are in the Kingdom of Heaven for sure, where every tear will be wiped from our eyes and that the reward the Lord brought with him for the saints is enjoyed. The cross should go for sure, just like every nail of sin that pin God’s Son to it’s back to bury them. The bible says, the Kingdom’s of this world will fail, because they have their roots in a fallen world where satan reigns, but when his time is up, God Trump’s that with his presence ruling the nations with an Iron Rod, that men will know no more war. His new way of life, Trumps sin. Do you know throughout the bible, the way to be saved in every book including John, states that we are to confess and to believe with our heart that Jesus is Lord, that Jesus is God, that he came in the flesh and loves us, for he is mighty to save, nowhere does it say that repentance is the way, you would think it would say this, however, but that is not easy and it is why Jesus left the Holy Spirit the helper to help us to do just that. The bible says in the first book of John, if we confess our sins he is faithful to forgive us from all our sins, and it is and should be a sin not to repent, he is willing to forgive us from all sins including that way. So the bible says, his truth shall set us free, so that Trump’s everything, the things we can’t or not willing to do unless we have the Lord’s help, like that lost sheep caught in the thicker bushes that just had to be found but needed the Good Shepherd’s help to ensnare us from the thorns, just like a lamb was needed to prevent little Issac from being made into butcher meat from his dad’s spear. The bible says, we can do nothing apart from him. So when we listen to demons speak, that is temptation, and when we do what they say, that is sin, and in the first book of John it states he will set us free from the temptations of sin, rebuking the demons from out of the mad man, that lived among the caves and near the pigs near the shore of the sea of galilee.
The bible says, death will be swallowed up by God’s mighty victory when he comes back that life here will be swallowed up by more life, he even throws the lake of fire into the lake of fire so it seems when death and hell is destroyed once and for all. So God is always Trumping our past, and this fallen world where satan is, with a future without satan and his causes of sin, with a future so bright with the results of a life lived in faith in and for Jesus Christ. The Cross is also the life that should be lived here but isn’t, because we are being tested and our faith tried by fire, here. When sin is no more, and eternal life in a Kingdom with Jesus the Lord over all the NEW Earth, then there are no more test, failures or crosses to bear, no more temptations, no more reasons to repent. It has been Trumped by the very love and awesome Jesus Christ.
The bible says, it is a salvation is a gift of God and not something we sent ourselves. It is Jesus that raises the dead and set the captives free. Think of it, Lazurus did not raise himself from the dead, Jesus came and did it because he loved him as a friend, it was God that set King Nebeccenzer free from his madness rolling around and eating grass, like a pig, like a cow, like a donkey. He conquered their unbelief with his mighty majestic power, their hopelessness. How can a dead man live, how can a madman, repent or come to reason right in order to believe to choose the way found to Paradise, in faith in Jesus Christ.
The bible says, he made a way where there was no way. He Trump a life without a path, giving us one that had one, the choice to choose the wide path or narrow way. To be a light along out path and a lamp to our feet. Where there was no light he brought it, he trumped darkness yet again with his presence.
Being a Trump card, means you’re the greatest thing the highest thing, nothing else can compete with it
The power is in the name, of Jesus, the blood of Jesus, his words and his love. The bible says, David and Gideon had a group of mighty men a much smaller army that defeated all their foes the much bigger army. Like Samson taking down the Philistines, God’s presence and power with him, was much stronger then the years of slavery that they had imposed upon him, same with the years Pharoh kept the Jews as slaves as Joseph. Every plague was stronger then every card Pharaoh tried to play against God and his buddy Moses, until the Trump cards where pulled out the angel of death and the great red sea miracle, being split in two then falling to drown and army, to final let Pharoh for sure, letting God’s people go. Even though at the beginning both sides had a small card at first just snakes 2 of hearts, and the 2 of spades, to use to compare, but God had the greater cards the greater hand to Trump, the devil in Egypt, side. The bible says, if God be for you who can be against you, that nothing is impossible with him. He is the royal straight, the royal flush the hand of all aces, you can play time and time again, with no embarrassment that will leave you winning the pot, all the gold, the loot every time. You would be the only champion and you will be invisible just as he is. The bible says, he will impute to us his righteousness and that he is our righteousness, that means, Christ in us the Hope of Glory that the Lion would be laying alongside the lamb, the bride with the bridegroom we would be one flesh as the bible says couples would be or would be pretty much looking the same, the same power and might God has, he would be sharing with us. If he conquered death, so do we, with him. The regrets that live their own guilt, among the poor and meek will be made rich and will inherit the earth, those weakness and stains will be removed, like the walls of Jericho from the shouts we shout for Joy for the Lord, Amen.
So love and forgiveness, over all sins, is done on purpose, for the bible said, forgive them for they know not what they do, and that verse and message was to everyone, as the bible says, if he should be lifted up he shall draw all men unto him. So are you willing to lay down and give the trump card a try? To win the prize, do you have your eyes set upon the prize as the bible says. It is what the Lord is bringing with him that he has in his right hand. He is just a winner with winnings, with your winnings. It is what he has been playing for and planed for. To have you, not the cross in his corner anymore. He left the cross for you to take away yours, to back you up to have you in his corner. The bible says, he will forgive the righteious man 7 times 77 in a day, and that he will deliver that man from all his troubles and worries, fears and doubts in another words that which causes them of course. As saint Paul said, run in such a way as to win the prize. So if satan slings mud and a thought of temptation you got Jesus, you got the Trump card, it is greater you win, if he does it again do the same thing, the same thing happens yet again, you win. You got Jesus. Jesus is King. Over and over and around you go. Every card he could play he will loose. Every temptation Satan took to the Lord in the wilderness the Lord never took, the bait to.
He is the messiah when he was asked by men in his life and it was the answer he gave to the question from men when given. It was not a lie. The Messiah Card, the Trump Card, God being God means something, means it is greater than any mountain, for faith in him can move every mountain the bible says. It’s peek is higher then them all why he has the mountains with thousands and thousands of cattle, we haven’t even seen yet, but will as believers in the Lord. So do you want this Trump card? Do you want to obtain this faith in Jesus Christ, the real prize. They are so many card games people play and they sometimes with and loose, but this is much better then cards, the bible says, this is the life, where the weapons of war will be burned or turned into farming equipment that land you didn’t buy or vineyards you didn’t plant will be yours, where mansions God’s own hands have made for your dwelling and very own habitation place, will you take it, will you take your seat at the marriage supper of the Lamb? Take his invitation to come to the wedding feast, accept God being your Trump card? Do it now, play the hand. It be game over if there is a nuclear attack.
A while back, their was a booklet called, “Steps to Peace with God.” It was a book I believe about how we make our first baby steps with God, after we
first come to believe that He loves us and exists for the purpose to do this, for us.
In the old testament of the bible, it speaks that they are steps that lead to God, when we have something to give to him. That means, our giving, takes us higher. Steps, go up, from the ground, unless it is to a basement. The bible says, when we give to the least of the people, the weak, the poor, the prisoner, that we give to God, so it is through giving that we get closer or feel closer to God, in another words. When we give God our faith, our worship and Praise, our prayers, and everything else, we have, that we want to give, like the wise men, who came to give God gifts at his marvelous birth.
In dancing, which is found in the cultures found in scripture, and in the Native Cultures, their is a dance called the two-step, in Swing Dancing. I have two steps that lead to where I live, the bible mentions in the new testament, that the Lord is a lamp unto our feet and a lamp unto our path, that He lays before us two paths, one that is narrow and one that is wide, so to God, our steps are the most important things we can take in our lives. Steps, take us where we want to go, or in the directions we need to be at. The bible says, the steps to being in the sweet presence of God, is by just praising God, since it says, He inhabits the praises of His People, and that where they are two or more gathered in His name, their is the Lord, also with them. Those are the two steps it takes, to do just that. Another two-step, to take. The scriptures says, God is love and that He is Spirit. Well in 1 Corinthians 13 and in Galatians chapter 5, it shows us on display the character and behavior of the Lord, with and among us. The steps that truly take us closer to him and that take him closer to us.
Imagine, Jacob, a real character in the Old Testament, laying on the ground sleeping on rocks, and he has a dream that night of a ladder, that angels, many mighty angels, take up and down from the earth to the throne room of heaven. What would those steps be, they must have been these ones, since they are spirit too, and Galatians says, these are fruits of the spirit, in another words they are the real steps to get real peace with God:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.
and 1 Corinthians 13 says this: 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres, about what we are speaking about.
The bible says, it is His Loving kindness that leads to repentance. So they are steps that lead to believing in God, things that God has to give to you, both love and kindness to you as gifts, He gives that you receive. Now what does he mean, what makes those things steps to Repentance, to faith in God, in Salvation that saves your life. First his love, is the death he died, on the cross, dying for you in your place, when it comes to sin, your sin, everybody’s sin, and the kindness, the way he rose from the Grave, to go to heaven, to bring his blood, so where He is, you will be, in a place he made for you to live forever, in everything good, in all the good, that will ever be, and that will never go away.
These steps are yours to take. Steps are not apart of you, they are just places your feet need to go, to go in a direction you want to go. I believe this is the way you want to go. The bible says, where are feet Go, God will be, if we Only Believe. They lead to repentance, like the steps in the Wizard of Oz, took Dorothy to go see the Wizard, like the steps on Charlemagne’s throne that took the king to the place he would sit, where people would go to bring him a gift. Steps are important, they must be taken in life. They are all sort of steps you take, because you have to and need to in life, ones to the dinner table when your hungry, ones that go to work, to support your family. If you take those steps so easy or so hard, but you do, what is the difference in taking these ones, just one or two, that get you from the problems and suffering in this world to a life on a new earth, without one to mention, ever. Where every tear is wiped from our eyes, where we will only know Joy.
Some steps are seen others are not, the steps we take with our heart, are not as easily seen to us, but God can’t miss anyone of them, the bible says. He knows our hearts, what direction will those steps take us, will we be attracted to love and kindness, to the throne of heaven, or we will live in our hurts, in hurting others, not giving, not forgiving, not being kind, not allowing the kindness of others enter into our lives? Steps that lead down, can only lead to hate, to unfulfilled lives, lives drunk with despair. Steps that let us keep on to hope, won’t disappoint, these steps will tear down every wall that separates us from God’s love for us, for a life lived in the lands of heaven, that God will grant to us to enjoy because we believe in the best, the best for us. God took the steps from his throne, that lead to a life lived with us, found in the scriptures of the word, of the Holy Bible. They were steps to heal and not discourage, steps to give blessing and not destruction, liberty from bondage, liberty that will indeed last forever. He took steps with his cross, he tooks steps out of the tomb, will you take your steps, the steps that praise the Lord, for the bible says, He is good, Do you like Good, do you want Good? A Good heart, a Good God, a good eternity? With Good neighbors, with good events, with good times?
Take these steps with God, receive his loving kindness into your life, Just believe, Jesus is King. In Jesus name, Amen.
I know the steps I will take someday, the steps this scripture shows:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
He is always taking his steps with you, for saving your life, as the bible says this about that:
in Mathew 28:20
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
My steps will lead me out of the locker room of a stadium to play pro-soccer, to the dance floors once again, to a great Penthouse in the middle of a great city all my own, to my dreams coming true, will yours? The time, is now to know, the truth, and let that truth set you free once and for all. To take real steps, with the Prince of Peace to a Peace that passes all understanding.
Let us conclude here, with two short gospel devotions as the last two steps of faith, we believe to be true with our hearts:
The Maker of Heaven’s joy is brilliant. It takes our living disaster’s and makes them his mud.
The bible says, he who knew no sin, became sin for us. How many of us, like or have loved
to sin, our sin’s of the past even kept them away hidden in the books in our closet’s?
It was his way to bring hopeless, people to him with courage, to embark on a journey of
love that we could only be overwhelmingly thankful for. We are jars of clay, he magnetizes
to his heart, his bosom, as his children, we can never in our right man leave care like that,
nor would we even begin to dream do so, because we have finally found the life our living
breathe finds, pleasure and comfort in, forgiveness and faith, where along with Jesus, today
will be in paradise with, with the father, with all of heaven.
Christ’s Castle : A Gospel Message to the Muslim :
When the Ottoman Empire came to an end in its expansion it did at the entry way of Castle’s standing in Europe. When are lives come to an end we will all face the drawbridge to God’s great kingdom Castle on top of his mountain. Will it come down and let us in with a welcome, or will it never come down for us, and we are taken to a place we don’t want to go? Listen, I more than wish, all men were healed from sickness and did not sin at all, and were blessed in life with every one of their desires, but that is not reality here, it is why the Lord had a prayer and had a prophecy that one day when our lives are over or when he comes to earth to defeat Satan once and for all, if we are still living here at that time, that then it can become a real reality for sure, for all that believe in the Lord, who don’t want the Love of God to separate them from the most loving of Kings, Jesus the King.
The bible says, there will be a day that the lame will walk and the blind will see, that they will be a day, when the wolf will lay beside the lamb and the lion will eat straw. When the Lord throws the beast into the pit, and that he brings his reward for the saints with him to give them. Was this supposed to be a surprise for you? Because it isn’t meant to be one, it is meant to be the truth, not hidden in a field, but brought out as a marvelous dish on a platter for you. God has invited you to be a part of the marriage supper of the Lamb, to share in communion with him.
I have been told in Islam, Christians and Jews are to be killed or destroyed, I don’t know if that is true or not. I have also been told that those that practice or believe in Islam believe in the first 5 books of the bible, which is what Christians and Jews believe and that Jesus is a prophet what Christians believe in also except they also believe him to be the one and true God, and only King of Kings. I have also been told that in Islam, a mark is given to those that convert or pay their tax to the Islamic Nation, but I do know for certain the bible says this in Revelation chapter 14:
6Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. 7He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”8A second angel followed and said, “ ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, ‘which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”9A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” 12This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.13Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. ”Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them. “Harvesting the Earth and Trampling the Winepress14I looked, and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.17Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, “Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine, because its grapes are ripe.” 19The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath. 20They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press…
Now let us Stop, for a moment. Have you heard of Stop, Drop and Roll? It is a thing we Americans learn in school when we are young. That when clothes are catch on fire we are to stop, then drop our bodies on the floor and make them roll around on the ground. Now I want you to do something similar here, stop for a moment and think. Are you also on fire, but on fire spiritually speaking and is this a good fire or a bad fire. Because bad fire will harm you, it will either leave you with severe burns that will hurt or cause your body to die, however there is good fire in life the fire that keeps a cold body warm in winter, well spiritually speaking we have good fire and bad fire too, and the bad fire needs to be put out, that could be in believing in what is wrong, so if that fire can get put out the same way, that you drop in God’s good word, that you read it, and well roll around in that Holy Bible of His, and start believe it and don’t stop tell you believe in the whole thing well it will put that bad fire out leaving you with only the good flames of the Lord’s presence in your life leaving you in bathing in the joy of the Lord. Baptized in the newness of life, with God’s love, free from the devil’s lies and hate for you for God’s marvelous creation.
So since you already believe in the first 5 books of the Christian and Jewish Bible, Holy Book let us read two portions from that to get you on your way from leaving the Muslim Religion for real true Christian faith, where indeed the Jew that believes in Jesus, is saved. Since they also believe in those books, but do not believe Jesus is the Messiah, not yet, a prophet, and indeed more than a prophet, Savior and Lord of our lives. So without making this complicated the whole purpose of this note, without making things complicated is that you will have a personal relationship with Jesus, that will save your soul, making one who is poor in spirit, good rich, or rich in the things of God that reward forever with real joy and with real goodness and beautiful greatness. God’s glory is to please you always in the things that would bring you what is both awesome to present to you and peaceful in gifts presented to you openly without infringement. If this becomes the reality and takes place in your life. Let us only pray and hope so, that it does, and as soon as possible of course. It is high time, to nip unbelief in the butt.
It is God’s great good will is to lift us up and carry us if we were the soldiers in the battle of the bulge on the beach of Normandy that lay waste to the waves, as dead men that in the Lord’s plan will come back to life, in the great resurrection of the dead. It would be him taking us to the emergency room where we will come back to life, by his power, by his hands, where those that have died and have gone to heaven have in that place, such as Dean Braxton or the boy in the recent film, Heaven is for Real, had. After all this is the place the Doctor puts a sick man back together, and since God is the real doctor, he won’t go wrong in surgery, just like Ben Carson didn’t, when he performed his miracle surgeries did also and he is a a believer in Jesus Christ, because he found Jesus, he quit pretending with the truth but got real with it, he has both real and true success, he is running to become the next us president. So let us now read and believe the bible, to complete the search for answers,
So let us start in : Duet 18:18 however, read and believe this whole chapter when you have time, “I will raise up for them a prophet like you, from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him, and 19, I myself will call to account anyone who doesn’t listen to my words, that prophet says in my name.
Now in : Exodus 23: 20-22, “See, I am sending you an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way, and to bring you to the place that I have prepared, pay attention to him and listen to what he says, do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my name is in him. If you listen carefully to what he says, and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies, and will oppose those that oppose you.
From Genesis to Revelation the good book, and that part that you keep or hold fast to shows this and puts this on display. That God is both our angel and that we are his that he is our messenger and that he shares this duty with us. It was God that brought to us his word, and brought it forth still among believers, and that this message is what makes a hero come forth, to both conquer and to cure. The bible says, we will become like the angels someday, and that with Christ in us that is our hope of Glory, that Jesus was a prophet when he foretell to others that he would die and even the time he would rise again.
Now the bible says, it is Faith that pleases God and that Faith works by love. So you must first believe that this Prophet and that this angel is God himself, Jesus Christ, the living Son of God, but that you must also believe that this is every man, alive that loves, and puts their trust in the grace and mercy of God’s love for them and for all men, to receive it, if it so happens, they so choose. The Sons of God that the bible says, will be revealed soon and that all of creation is yearning to see, because the Bride will be one with his bridegroom soon, as the bible says, a man and a wife, shall be one flesh. So it is the message they share the name they have. Obviously, God is God, and a man is a man, you are you and a bride is a woman. We worship Jesus, God’s name as believers and the Lord is with them , in our midst as believers in the center of his presence and will so he can receive the praise rendered unto his name, that makes us appear drunk with wine, fools in this world, because his loves is better than wine, his reward is exceedingly great. This is what it means to have a personal relationship with God, with the Lord Jesus.
He is bringing the believers reward with him at his appearing for those that will be caught up to greet him in the air, flying like angels and speaking as do prophets. Even Angels are messengers with flames of fire, and well fire is what lights a candle that is on top of the hill, the words God’s prophets share and not keep hidden to save lost weary travelers pilgrims in this world in this place, like lighthouses do with troubled ships. The bible says, Christ within us is the hope for Glory and apart from God we are nothing, you don’t want to be nothing, right? Castle’s have their King and Jesus the King of Kings has his, and since the bible also says, every believer will be a King and Priest forever, he is sharing with us the royalty, being apart of that royal family.
So will you both believe and share in God’s name and what it means, Salvation and Deliverance for you, help for your hurting and troubled soul, will this be the message you proclaim in praise with your mouth and believe is truth within your heart. That is how one believes, after all that is how we are to address others, singing pslams of praise, confessing with our mouth Jesus is Lord, that he came in the flesh, believing this with our heart, guarding this message with all diligence that comes in our whole heart, if this miracle happens and takes place, praise God. With the armour of God, the armour of praise. With Jesus face before us, and his living spirit, living within us. Giving us life and that is the light of real men.
The bible says, that Jesus asked that the cup of the Lord’s will be removed from him if at all possible, in the garden, at the top of the mt. of olives of all places, but it couldn’t, because the Lord’s wine, his blood is the motivation to every prayer of every saint that is filling up the bowl of his wrath to come, that will be poured out, but really those prayers are the love the saints have for you, for the salvation for your souls, that your lives will move from unbelief to faith in what Jesus did for you, that believing in him that you might find real life, eternal life in every and all forms of goodness you could ever ask for or dream about. What God poured out on the cross was his blood to wash you away from real sin, from real unbelief. That God would want you, and have forgiven you no matter what. Real life where you will never grow thirsty where the river that comes from his thrown is poured out as a river that will never flow dry, from drought, like the Euphrates river that is and that the bible said would, for such a time as this.
Pslams 23:5 it says, you prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anoints my head with oil; my cup runneth over. In Mathew 26:27 it speaks, And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you. In the US State of Arizona, they are two cities for example that have the most lush of golf courses, that any golfer would ever want to play and farms that seem to always be in season with the best and most ripe of produces, citrus or otherwise. This is an example of what the bible says, that he will make the desert bloom, put a fountain of living water in the midst of a dry place. It is all about Jesus being your this and that, becoming your King, your God, and your very best friend, and even adopted parent, forever and making it so. Jesus just meeting your needs, God the father protecting you because he loves you too. It is as simple as that. Your the best he ever created or made it doesn’t get any better, in God’s eyes and opinion you to need to know that, just sum of the extra make up needs to come off. Jesus the prince of peace and your always a prince before you are a king. The bible says, those that our heavy laden, that he will give them rest. Blessed are the peacemakers, this is the way to win in sports. To be a champion in life, Amen.
Love Period. :
Let’s start off with some of what the bible says. First it says, “ God is love,” simple as that. It doesn’t say, God is love and hate, or something else, like he is a donkey too, or Donkey Kong, itself, instead or bitterness and strife, something way out of line left in left field. It clearly is spoken for as love itself. Love Period, in another words.
Now the bible says, if you have the faith even to move mountains, it will profit you nothing if you don’t have love, even if you can sing like an angel. These are great character attributes, even spiritual gifts from God, but here it states those things that are made even by heaven and God’s hands themselves, are meaningless, if you don’t have love, real love, God’s love, once again, period over and out.
It is actually something you need and can’t hope to live without if you want to live at all, for the bible says, faith works by love, and faith is the substance of things that are hoped for what causes us to stay alive or fight for breathe to live in reality in the realms of this world here. Nothing else. So you need love, in order to be something for God, as well as be sustained by God, to find life, hope, meaning and purpose, in any thing you do or you strive to accomplish.
If a man gains the whole world but has not love, he looses his soul, this means he does not inherit or gain eternal life. The bible says, for God first loved us and for God so loved the world, it was with no other ropes or means he came in this world or made a way for salvation or gave us life or purpose, yet again, except with love and not with nothing else. Love is what you need. God didn’t first give us a donkey he gave us life, he didn’t grip us with hate, he reaches us with loving kindness, that the bible says, leads a man to repentance.
You can do the math, love just by itself is love, love plus love is more love or what I like to say as Love More, Love minus or plus 0 is still love, left there, so it is love period. The bible says, Love is what conquers all, not games, not drama, not excuses, love is what does it. It is on top of everything, it got on top praise God, on the top of Calvary, Praise God. This is a marvelous concept with intent with precious power, its strength is even stronger than any F-5 tornado, hurricane or airplane.
The bible says, “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer and has no eternal life abiding in him.” So it shows that the golden rule, to love God with your whole heart, and love your neighbor as yourself, is the ruler of measure to weigh your work day’s precious gains. So how does that go on to abolish the walls or hate, well with love, it conquers all because it is even stronger then death. It is why Jesus got the keys to hell and the grave, imagine, it was God who made hell for the fallen angels and demons. He has the blue prints, to the trap door and back door secret door, so that if you even died in your sins, but never heard the Gospel or got the precious chance to repent to put your living trust in him, he would come and find you and wouldn’t relent until that would happen. He himself preaching the gospel to all creation along with those disciples he gave that great commission to do so. He is no hypocrite about this, purpose and command, he got Saint Paul this way, a traitor to God. Think of David, here was a man who loved God as a little boy, but sinned breaking a ten commandment when he was older like it was nothing. Think of Samson, a man who loved God his whole life, yet betrayed the one he loved. Jonah, turned the other cheek to, not in the way we ought to although as believers, yet these men in our hearts were men of God, we know that God would love and not regret, forgive and not relent in doing so, until they were home in heaven with him. The bible says, he will forgive the righteous man, 7 times 77 in a day, and sin is trouble and the bible says, he will deliver the righteous man, out of all trouble. Amen to that. That is how it is done, or the actions to the able arms that embrace us with God’s intent and purpose for his life, to will and to make happen for his good pleasure, to bring us into his embrace where they are pleasures for every more, in his presence is the fullness of joy, the experience, the feelings, emotions, causes and effects to real love, in reality, done right. Not lacking any part of its meaning in any school of book of learning. Something as strong as the hate the devil has for you needs someone something to oppose and stand up to what it is doing. Love is God’s great good to do just that.
So you may think I have that is it that I have stated everything that has to do with it. Well now you need to know how truly special this is, don’t you think? This is a great amount of love. It doesn’t have a recession. It is not in the middle of bankruptcy or going through a foreclosure. It is the only thing that can bring tears to someone’s eyes; nothing else will do it, perhaps pain. It is quite humbling. Humility and humbleness is needed in order to grasp or understand it’s workmanship and grace, his love for you if you choose to accept it, is all the kingdom of God contains and is made of, if you choose to accept it.
Bob Marley, the late musician, sings a song I like to hear, it is called, “Could you be loved.” So the question is can you be loved, could you be loved, now, right now? Yes you can.
You see, satan uses fear and sickness to intimidate you, to mislead you from it, it is what he did while hiding in a tree, slithering and raspy whispering in secret to Adam and Eve, he had no other recourse to lie, but Jesus had no other recourse then to give life, a love life, a long life, a long love life, that is life, that is love period. Fear and Sickness is what blinds you, if you were left in a room, locked up and with pitch black darkness, all of a sudden it is open up and unlocked and the light gets let in, and your no longer claustophioc, and you realize the room is filled with a bunch of little crosses and dripping water faucets. Representing that Jesus was there with you and since he has all power wasn’t going to leave you lost and alone there, and since he is the water of life, that his river of life would not dry up leaving you thirsty but change your weltered way of living to a living life as a juicy fruit. The bible says, to be fruitful and multiply. This is what my dear college friend Jason Stone showed me. The Light the love God you out and broke in. You were the gold in the bank, and God broke in and got away with it, he is the Judge and the entire judicial system but he became the bank robber, he was willing to become a criminal to get you, he being God became a man, the bible says. He did what had to be done, and would do it any way, that it had to be, if it was the only way, for he is the way, and the life, he is God and the bible says, God is just love, as a reminder, so let it remind you every time so you don’t can’t forget, that who is faithful will keep his promise to you, to come true. To leave you singing a happy tune and not the blues.
Guilt is the side of sin and transgressions that comes from demons, it is their tools it’s their attacks, they are not your gifts wrap from god. They go around tempting us with their doo-doo and poo-poop. The repercussions of us being weak as lambs lead to the slaughter. The roots of sin, taint the pure water of God’s presence in our life, making it into murky icky goo, slim. It was because of the stains or guilt that Jesus really came, it is what tarnished all he made in creation. For he bore the shame, he didn’t despise it, for the joy that was set before him. He took upon the marvelous cross, our guilt maybe ours but not forever and not for long. Shame is the regret of not doing what is right, the guilt would have to die, not us, not our lives, he would give us a new body, raise us from the dead, heal us from all our diseases, and meet all our needs with his riches and glory.
We were doomed to fail right out of the gate, like a horse with a running a race with a broken leg. Those fears those sicknesses and all that guilt what blinds us, like Paul and John the Baptist dad Zacchaeus. Those naughty mistakes just dirt on the clothes, would be the majority of the miracles that Jesus would perform, healing and bringing sight to the blind. Even with those men, each one of them did. Those men the bible said God allowed to be blind but he healed them, he didn’t leave them blind and all the blind guys God came in contact with, he healed and left with sight, the bible shows they didn’t lose later on. He had the power to forgive sins and bring sight to the blind. The blindness went away, not the person, the guilt was gone or would disappear, and the wrong doings would go not on the individual, for he was bruised by our iniquities, and bruises happen when something hits you, and it it happened to be you, it is like your dad, your real big papa in the big blue skies, saying it is only an accident, here let me clean it up, like your mother if you had one, must have done a thousand times, carrying for you when you were little as your parent, parents help or clean up the mess, they are the not the correction officers that keep someone locked up in prison. So the only crime God will ever punish as Judge, is unbelief in him and in his beloved blessed forgiveness, but be afraid be very afraid in not believing that he will forgive you, or in not believing he exist in the first place. If for any reason it is for that purpose, and to get you into heaven and not keep you in hell.
So, He didn’t make them disappear, just their sin, what we do that we don’t do that we know is right or the rights we don’t know are wrong, because it is not our fault because we didn’t know or were deceived by a devil pretending he is an angel of light, the fault is on him, he is the one going to be thrown in hell, not God and not the believer. The bible says, Jesus said, to all of us, forgive them, for they know not what they do. So that means even if you did sin on purpose, it was really an accident, and you couldn’t help it. Powerful truth, they know not what they do. The bible says, sin is when we don’t do what we know is right. It is all about what you know, and a believer only knows Jesus, he keeps his eye on him, like God keeps even his eyes upon the sparrow. Not one falls without his knowing. Love is something you got to know, you got to live with. You can only know something if you spend time with it, get real cuddle and up close with it.
The bible says, his love will last and endure forever. That is the only thing he mentions for certain without casting any doubt upon it, that it won’t quit and it will always be there. It doesn’t mention that every piece of the armor of God or every portion and part of the fruits of the holy spirit will last that long, things that we think must have to, because the armor of God is so special and so is the character of the Holy Spirit, but just his love for sure, not adding any other of those other great qualities to it, like it would lesson it’s effect if it was mentioned in the same breathe and sentence imagine that. However, don’t get me wrong, the word is God, as mentioned in John, but remember, the bible says, God is love, and that is right more than right it is Love Period. It is real pie real nice. It is love that is not on a period, it is not bleeding on the cross anymore, it is not suffering or sick. Its been rescued and it’s got you, in good forever and a day, if you believe if you only believe. Jesus is King! That means Jesus is love, and he gots love for you period, for all your worth, whether your for free, for sale or not, like the prostitute, like Joseph, Samson, and real men, men and women that have worth, because the know, God first loved them just for what the bible has to say. That is what made the king David cry when he wept with wearing sackcloth and a heedful of ashes. It’s well worth it, it has a great finishing line and rising tide. How deep and how wide is the love of God, it is so fun for the surfer and for those that just want to have fun. He loves us that much, the bible says. So deep and so wide, is the love of God, for us.
Jesus this and Jesus That :
Do you know that if we got together with someone and didn’t ask them their name and just called them, human, every time we address them and spoke to them, that may be quite disrespectful. Imagine, someone comes up to you and ask you your name during a conversation or starting one out with you, and they say, “Hey, Human?” You tell them, well, I got a name and this is it, but they only ignore you time and time again, to tell you that your not named that, your only name is Human, human!
Well that is how so many people are with God, they say God, this and God that addressing the maker and creator, they are God’s in every religion and they are named just that, that would make Jesus no different then them, because his name is the same, his character and name is the same as God all other God’s for he is just God, not Jesus. Well Jesus did a lot so we would know his name, he became a human and did the most famous thing in history so we wouldn’t ever forget the name that is above all names.
Think of it this way, you need to plug in your power cord for a lamp or vacuum machine in the socket in the wall, but well you just ignore the electric socket time and time again and try to plug the dog gone thing into the dry wall where there is no plug and therefore no power.
Well you won’t get any power, you can only find power in the power socket where the adapter is, just like you can only find power in the name of Jesus to defeat the devil, like doing real clean up work with a vacuum cleaner.
Let’s Read this portion in Romans:
Romans 1 New International Version (NIV)
1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life[a] was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power[b] by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5 Through him we received grace and apostleship to call all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from[c] faith for his name’s sake. 6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
7 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul’s Longing to Visit Rome
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. 9 God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you 10 in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you.
11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters,[d] that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,[e] just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
Notice, he started out not by saying he is a servant of God, but of Jesus Christ, because, when we conclude with verse 16 he implies that the gospel is the power of God, which is Jesus Christ, why we see that name repeated more than God or just as much as the word God, here in this passage. He has a first middle and last name, you can say. Jesus God Christ. That he is equal to God, because he is God.
Now let us take a peak into this portion of scripture now: Hebrews 4 :
Jesus the Great High Priest
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[f] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Notice Paul wants to make it clear, we do not have a high priest that would not be able to relate with us, as he wants you to make sure you look at no other high priest, except Jesus, and he never served as a high priest on earth. Amazing huh, it is like Jesus is more important than a high priest even if he wasn’t one on earth when he was human before he died, yet that was so important to the Jews, it is like he wants to get every one’s attention away from God and high priest to Jesus and him being the son of God, he is so important, that him not being the father, but the son, is the faith we profess, we profess that, not God being the father, but Jesus is the son. The bible says, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and with the heart you believe that Jesus is Lord, it didn’t say, that God the father. The bible says, even the devils believe and tremble. I like to look at it this way, Jesus is not a mere statue. So many people think God is some plastic toy, when he is a real human, and real human have friends and he is to be one of them. Paul said, he is not ashamed of the Gospel, how many would doubt that he never entered heaven’s gates, even is Saint Peter who stands by them, well in the word might have shown he didn’t like him. He was fully persuaded that nothing can separate him from the Love of Christ, you may say God, but he definitely said Christ.
Jesus is the way the truth and the live, and that is just another example of that I am speaking of is truth, because the bible did not say, just God. Jesus is God. He is fully human and fully God, and we all know humans, have substance, they have blood, inside them. You need the substance, for this God, is a god of love and goodness. The other god’s are all missing that one. Let Us Pray.
More, is what you want. Are you surprised by this? We have heard so many times in the church, not to be selfish, like it is improper to have or want seconds. But the bible says, God is the one with ten thousand heads of cattle on one hill. So it would look like the one person who had one cattle, if that was him, sure God a lot more. The bible says, to him who has much, much will be given.
Think about it, it was Jesus who shared the parable of the talents and it was the ones that got more talents with their talents that were blessed by God, the only one that did not get more, was accursed.
Think about this even, when Jesus feed the 5,000 and 7,000 he didn’t just keep the lunch he had been given, no, he made more lunches out of that one, he wanted more. Just like he wanted more than just one of those miracles and like he wanted more than one basketful of crumbs left over for the birds.
Now the bible verse I want to use for this message is: John 10:10:
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Notice, it states here the two very different natures of the two kingdoms that exist in the universe, the one of Darkness and the one that belongs to Jesus who is King. The one doesn’t want you to have more, because of this, it will try to even steal what you got, but the other notes, you will get life, but then repeats it again with giving you more life and that you will have a great live that is abundant. That word means the same as more, so it reads more, more, a lot more. SO much more. That is why he tells you that you will have eternal life. Not just one day of life, but more and more life, eternal life, more life. The bible says, blessed is the man that leaves an inheritance for his kids and their kids, so blessed is the man who has a lot, so he has a lot to share, to give. The bible says, he will prosper us, in all our ways and make even our soul prosper, that is a lot of prosperity, it is more than just a little of it.
So, how do you get more. Well the bible states, that the Lord is like a river that never runs dry. In
Matthew 5:6, it reads, Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
So if we are thirsty we go to the Lord, because his well never runs dry and if a well does go dry and doesn’t have or produce water, how can you get more water, if you want it and need it. So, you get it from the Lord, do you know he is the Creator, meaning he creats everything we need. The Lord’s prayer states, we ask him or seek him for our Daily Bread, for he made all the ingredients, you can’t get anything to eat, unless you go first to a store or soup kitchen less say, you got to go to the source and guess what, Jesus is the source, and like what was stated before when Jesus feed the 5,000, he will give you your daily bread if you ask him, not your day bread, meaning you just have bread for one day, and then, God quits giving you bread, no that is not what he did while he took care of the Hebrews out in the wilderness, every day they got their manna from heaven, they got MORE, of it. More More More.
I like how my niece and nephew, when they were young asked for more, they would say it in sign language, it was so cute, and guess what they got it, because they were cute. God will give you more the same way, because he loves you. The bible says, his kids won’t have to beg for bread, because God will give them more and above that they could even imagine or think, the bible also says, that. It mentions the word more, more times than you would think, in the word of the Lord; for good reason. Because he wants you to have more and more, good things, the garden of Eden didn’t just have one tree with one piece of fruit the bible says, it had a lot of trees bearing a lot of fruit. Even in the Song of Solomon when he was comparing his woman’s breast to fruit he stated they were pomegranates, that mean’s more than one pomegranate, so there is more than that were that came from. Women do have more than one, for their husband to enjoy if we apply Proverbs Chapter 5 : 18:
A loving doe, a graceful deer—may her breasts satisfy you always,may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
So do you get the picture, it says, always, and not for one minute, but for always, that means a lot more time then just a brief amount of time, perhaps that is why King Solomon had more than one wife, well that subject we can speak on more during a Rainey day. I am not here to argue, to say polygamy is bad or one spouse is good, or even say heterosexual marriage is good and gay marriage is bad, however I only support forms of heterosexual marriage both in the animal kingdom and in life as seen in the story of Noah or in the bible, in such places as Lev. 18:22. The bible says, believers will get vineyards they did not plant, not just a vineyard but more than a vineyard many vineyards. My bible tells us that we will get more, so much more a lot more. More of him, since we will worship him forever, out on the crystal sea of glass, lit aflame by the love of the saints for their beloved their wonderful master. The mighty majestic miracle maker. Think of it, in Jesus ministry he didn’t just heal one lame sick dude, he healed them all, he wanted more miracles, he didn’t just raise Jairus daughter back to life, he raised Lazarus too. He wanted more miracles, and he made it happen, making God is absolutely amazing to me. Blessings.
Zechariah 13: 5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.We realize that the bible is full of stories of God’s good prophets, but now, even in the old testament, he wants them all to stop, stop from prophesying, he says this will cease, someday soon, besides that, in the new testament, and without skipping a beat look at what he says, after he wants them to call themselves a husbandman, when I don’t know how Elisha or Elijah, could when they were single. However they were prophets that were married of course, like Samuel and Hosea. For Man taught me to keep cattle from my youth, now what does this have to do with anything, it looks to me, that God was no English major in College like so many think he was, no where in scripture do we find God going to college, we find him, hanging out with kids, like a Sunday School Teacher which is great, like the boy that gave him fishes and loaves, like all the children that came up to him, that the disciples tried to stop, it looks here, like he spoke more of their language then they did of any fancy professor in college. They would say, this is an incomplete sentence. It would seem to me, Jesus was more like the preacher DL Moody who had nothing more than an 8th Grade education who started two bible schools and taught at them too, which is very funny, because in today’s world when does this happen, is beyond believable. Just some gibberish, baby talk. But like Kids, they say the funniest things. That was one of my favorite TV Shows, it was a Comedy show, by Billy Cosby a famous Comedian, where he would get about 4-7 children, on stools and ask them questions only to get the most funniest responses, Kids say the funniest things. It was right on queue! He calls all of his believers, kids, because I believe, God like Cosby, wants us to use the enemy as our footstool, as he does, only to proclaim the gospel in ways that would make us laugh and rejoice be both joyful and happy that the devil has been crushed and defeated and we get nothing more than to bath in the glory of God and celebrate the rewards of heaven, for it, forever.Like God saying, I don’t want you prophesying, and being a prophet I want you to be a comedian and do some stand up comedy.
If you know me, I love Melissa McCarthy movies, her films, make me laugh so hard, she is so so funny, and that brings nothing buy joy, the bible says, to think on things that bring you Joy that he came so our Joy could be made full, that he will wipe the tears away from our eyes, so we can remain always joyful with him, in his Kingdom of nothing but good, nothing but great stuff. A lot of you may think having a lot of stuff, isn’t cool, but if it is the stuff of the Kingdom, those riches can never put a hamper on your faith. It is the prosperity of heaven, that no devil on earth can stop. A river, that will meet ever need from here to the tip of eternity.I don’t want to twist the scriptures here, only magnify it a bit. Because if your husband was funny, as I am sure Mrs. Clause, Santa, St. Nick is, since he is always Jolly, you can see why he would be called, this. A belly full of Jelly, the man if he spoke would tell Jokes, and I am sure Jesus did include some in his good book, if they were good ones, and perhaps, this is one of them, catching God talking a bit like a little kid.
Kids say ridiculous things, but they are funny. It doesn’t come out as an A grade, when it comes out as a B-, it just comes across funny. The bible is perfect because it includes the happiness of man. That they get that happiness from Him and it is not the way the world gives, but the way God does. Not with proper speech that is structured by science, but comes across from a country hick, who just wants to spill the beans about something funny, to put a smile on your day. To minister to your spirit with joy. The way Jesus did. I am sure, Jesus smiled and laughed more than he prayed for the sick and preached. All you would have to do, is watch one of the Jesus Movies, The Gospel of Mathew to see Jesus pictured this way, laughing with fishermen, they must have been like the three stooges, laurel and hardy, the smother brothers, John Candy, Will Ferrel, Steve Carrel, Jerry Lewis, and any other person who you may think is funny. Because I believe those disciples personalities could have been just like that. In another words, it wasn’t only a requirement that you had to been a man to be picked to be a disciple, but you had to be a funny one too.The bible at its core uses this theme, here in: Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
And here in the KJV in Romans 14:7
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” Genesis 17:17 and…
I believe God waited just tell Abraham and Sarah were old to have a baby, when it was impossible, so they would not only have children, but also have a great time laughing. God wanted to bring them laughter, besides just a baby. This is how, he did it, just like some Comdian’s do impersonations to get laughs.
When he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out of a window and saw Isaac laughing with Rebekah his wife. Genesis 26:8
In the sweet word of God, about 50 or so maybe more, verses are repeated. When you read books, usually you will only find something said once and just like that once, never repeated, but the bible is unique in that, this book, mentions and likes to repeat the very same thing it said, already again and again. The bible says, that we need to mediate on the word of God, like a cow chewing it’s cud. That mean’s he eats and eats, nibbles and nibbles the same portion of food over and over again to make the digestion process, really good so the nutrients will be sure to be consumed within the body of the cow, and not washed through the intestinal track making waste of it’s healthy meal.Here are a few of these scriptures these phrases:He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.Isaiah 2:4Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!” Joel 3:10houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant–then when you eat and are satisfied,Deuteronomy 6:11So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.’ Joshua 24:13Pslams 67: 1May God be gracious to us and bless usand make his face to shine upon us, Selah2that your way may be known on earth,your saving power among all nations.3Let the peoples praise you, O God;let all the peoples praise you!Numbers 6: 24The Lord bless you and keep you;25the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;26the Lord lift up his countenance[a] upon you and give you peace.27 “So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”So God wants us to not to forget he wants us to be farmers, why he put the parable of the sower in the word I am sure, and spoke concerning the great salvation of souls, which he calls us all to partake in the great commission with him, in, as a field ripe for harvest.To not be at war, but to live in peace, since he is the Prince of Peace. That he wants to shine his presence in our life, to bless us, to give us the necessary fuel to live lives of worship, worshipping him.It says 3 different times in Scripture, that wives are to submit to their husbands and 4 different times that a man should leave his parents to go live with his wife. The very same thing is said in 4 different Bible Verses, like wives, submitting to your husband’s is 3 different times.Now, you can’t fool me, I know good and well, when a parent or boss, anyone emphasis and repeats something over and over again, they don’t want you to forget it, because it is really really important.
Think of the 4 gospels, the story of Jesus birth and death, resurrection and ascension, is told 4 different times, back to back to back, like a pro sports team that is a dynasty. That has been champion year after year, because they are so good, so unbeatable.
Think of this, that many times in the New Testament, like in the book of Jude, and some others, the saints, quote and speak of Old Testament Verses, even Jesus himself does this many times, once again putting in the good book, the very same bible verses, already written, now written again, in the word of God, like the red letters, something God doesn’t want us to miss and make sure he gets our full attention on.
The heart is the home of the Lord, in your life, in your soul. The bible speaks that the Lord looks too and fro over all the earth for a man who’s heart is set upon him. It also speaks that the devils if thrown into the desert look to come and find a home in someone’s heart or soul that is empty. So both the good guys and the bad guys are fighting this good fight, for your heart, as your fighting the good fight of faith yourself, to make sure your heart belongs to him, and that he never looses touch with that. That it is filled to the brim, with the ever flowing presence and promises of God and God’s sweet Holy Ghost.
The Purpose and the Substance :
We will use these two portions from the word of God as our main stay and right of way :
the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8
Hebrews 11 : 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
So, God early in the book stated, I am that I am. Like he was saying, “Here I am, to get everyone’s attention.” Then later on, his whole point to life, when he lead it to conclusion, was to show, Here I am, dying, Here I am living again. Here I am, Here I am. Here I am with your sin, Here I am going to Heaven, so you can be with me. Here I am, Here I am. It was Jesus, who died for our sins, it was he that rose from the Grave, he was in the middle of men, who were dying but not for anyone of us. He rose again, making those around the tomb Guarding it, fall as dead men, when he began truly living forever again.
So for this purpose, is that your purpose in life, is that God, can get your full attention that your purpose is Jesus, to follow Jesus, to believe in Jesus, that it is only Jesus, nothing more or less can bring you such excited contentment at every hour for all the seconds, that make it worth that much.
Now, this Jesus, can’t be a statue, he can’t be just a prophet like the Islmamists, think he is to be, he can’t be just someone Christians talk about as Jews believe, he has to be more than a photo, in a Christian’s pocket, or portrait on the wall at home. Because if the faith, that by definition can’t be seen, yet contains the substance you must look at God’s son being more real than just a photo that can’t talk and a statue that can’t see, you can just share him in a word, you have to share him with substance, so that your joy may be full, I came, and how long I have wanted to gather you as a hen does her chicks, as a living God, does with living beings, living beings have substance, it is not rock that can’t breathe, it is not with paint can’t hear. It is with blood that carries oxygen that can feel, it is with a spirit and a soul, that the heart can feel, pain or promise, goodness or sadness that comes with morning. If a statue does cry, it won’t talk, and it can’t get healed, it was only men, that Jesus walked by healing with his master’s touch. IT was with substance he lived, he said, go make Disciples, not whispers of all men. He spoke to Moses as a man would a friend, a living being. Jesus this and Jesus that, has to be told just the way the great good book describes it, God is love, God is Good. It is God, or it isn’t God God. Jesus is this great, King, who will replace every king that once lived. Jesus is that Great Shepard, that won’t leave his sheep and go find the 99 if they were lost at one time, just like one.
So if your life purpose is to know Jesus, then your life’s purpose is to know the one true living God, what makes him alive, what makes him see. Will you go and find out. So he won’t be a false Christ you would reject a presence you would remove out of your life or church. But the spirit, with the blood you would accept to cover your sins, to forgive your temptations, even if those were sins. Where we would cry out Abba, Father, a father being another living being, too and living being’s come with substance and not just skin, they come with a heart beat, whether wicked or not, needing the power of God’s purpose, his being and with his substance, to receive, to change the life from a basket or bread crumbs that can’t eat, into birds that have waited upon the Lord and have renewed their strength, and that God see’s whether on the ark or falling from their nest in life when it ends to renew its beginning as it never happened and was just a tear that fell from the eye, as the bible says, our life here is but a whisper, and gone tomorrow, but the man that Gets in God’s kingdom is more than that. It is saved, because it was a body saved, spirit and substance, and purpose and faith in all.
Now Faith Is, Most Important :
In the bible it says, the Just shall live by faith, as well it speaks of the prayer of faith. When a man gets saved, he must believe as well as call upon the name of the Lord, so it takes prayer, but it takes faith, for as the bible goes on to say a man must also be baptized, and faith alone pleases God. So when a man gets saved as well as baptized, for the bible speaks of being baptized also in order to be saved, it means he calls upon the name of the Lord, and when one is baptized by fire, that is just what he does, by the power and might of the sweet Holy Spirit, he is filled with the Lord’s presence from the inside, where one confesses Jesus as Lord, which the bible says, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, and where this is the source as deceitful and wicked with man, now it can be made pure with the help of the Holy Spirit, inside a man, who is God, making it true, that only a man can be saved when the blessed Father draws a man.
Now with that said, let us go on. It is not just by prayer, since false religions pray and it is not by many faiths, since you can’t believe in Buddha and also in Jesus, it is singular and not plural, just as the prayer of faith, is singular also and not plural, so faith and prayer here, are singular, you don’t have to keep praying and praying as if that will get you saved, and you don’t have to believe in many things as if that will get you saved. It is one faith a simple faith, as weak, as it could be represented by being as small as a mustard seed, and as weak as it doesn’t have to keep on praying in a flesh, that is full of sin, or the weeds of this world. For it is the sower the does the tilling and the watering, the removal of the weeds as well as making sure this seed gets water in the light of full sun, where the seed can’t, not being able to move nor having the arms to do it. Just sitting there still like the rocks, that it takes yet again, the sower to remove, the shepherd, to care for the lost sheep found in a baneful of blackberry barbed thickets.
So this would explain why the just shall live by faith, and that faith pleases God. Not that that the just shall live by prayers and that many prayers please God, or God would have gone on to have said that spoken so plainly.
God said, I am this, I am that. So you can imitate him and follow him and say, I am a child of God, I am a saint of the most high. Jesus is King, He is King of Kings. Not just be like he was here, in life, where he had no where to lay his head, but the way he is in heaven, where they are pleasures for evermore at his right hand to give to you, so now you can bring others pleasure, you can’t do that by coveting, why it is kept in the arrangement of the ten commandments, by being alone, no, why God is not alone in heaven, why he had to make homes for all those that believed. He is not alone in his own kingdom, because he must bring you pleasure, why he said, so your Joy may be full, why he died, and rose again. It is why you live a life that by his command is one that is life lead in abundance, that he makes sure is given to you, if your the believer. One that says, one of God’s witnesses or elders, sheep or disciples. Life more abundantly is his gift to you, for just believing. Now faith is…the substance, the bible says, and that is singular, the faith is, that part is the substance is too, but he said, many mansions, now that part is plural, your simple act of believing just one things results in many rewards, for he says, to lay up rewards, in heaven, now that is plural too. You get pleasures, forever more, which is plural also, all for one act, of courageous love. Like the boy with one lunch, that produced many with Jesus, one miracle that happened more than once with Jesus. Isn’t that awesome. When Jesus came to town, the whole town came to lay palms at his feet, no man could celebrate enternal life with Jesus in just one day, it would take many palms, forever to celebrate it with.
It is why they are Christians think they will be no marriage in heaven, such a heresy that is, they use a scripture, that says, during the resurrection day they will be no marriage, yeah, not in that day, because your like the angels in heaven, all spirit that can’t die but fly, you shoot forth from our from your grave clothes, to become a new man, a new creature. That is an event, just like being born, when a man is born, he is not getting married, he is a baby, just as well we celebrate that day of the Lord, by having the marriage supper of the Lamb, it is his wedding reception we are at, when it is yours, will go celebrate it. Your wedding day, is not the wedding day of some one elses, except n that case it is, since we are the bride of Christ, so if on the way to a wedding when we are driving to that destination so we can have it, the car drive there, is not the wedding nor the wedding reception, it may take a 30 minunte drive to get to or 24 hours that are in a day to get to it, doesn’t mean we won’t arrive there to have our celebration, the drive is not the wedding, just as the resurrection day, out of the grave our drive to glory, isn’t the marriage supper of the lamb itself, but our way to it. How can someone twist the truth, so much. It is because men like that need to learn this lesson too. When the bible says, the prayers of the righteous man availed much, it is telling you that the faith of a righteous man, availed completely, and wholly. That when nothing is impossible with God, that only Good things are possible with God for those that believe, because God is a God of love, not murder and death, for by Faith the bible says, Noah was saved from the flood, which is a good thing, not a bad thing his faith had lead to, and not because God brought wickedness to the earth, no, instead the bible says, it was man who brought destruction to the earth, that lead Noah and his family holding onto the lift raft of faith, that comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God, that they’re won’t be marriage in the day of the resurrection, but throughout the days of eternity they will be, since the bible says, he will give you the desires of your heart, and that they are pleasures at his right hand to give, to you forevermore, to experience, where you are bringing someone joy, like a mate does to their mate, since it is in such bonds of love pleasure and joy can be given and shared, why Jesus said, that your joy may be full, and why a man of faith a man of God, being Peter Marshall would say, “Marriage, is the halls of highest human happiness.” The bible says, the word was written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit, just as your life and faith is. Now faith is, read Hebrews 11, read it, the whole thing. Say, I am, a child of God, I am a believer. Just because Jesus said to come and follow me, to imitate him. He said, I am God, he told the Lord, his last words, to you God, I commit my spirit an what was the result, being magnetized to the very thrown room of the crowded and overwhelming mercy of heaven.
We think it was the faith of that of the people that came to God, or God came to them to be healed, but half of the healings Jesus did in the bible was by and from the caring member of someone’s family for them. That took this to heart, they know that when someone would get healed, they loved it would bring them joy as it would bring them pleasure, this happened 4 times, when Martha came to tell Jesus Lazarus died and we need your help to heal him, when Jaruis the father of his daughter, came running to Jesus to ask him to wake up his daughter, when the Centurion came to Jesus to ask him to heal a servant, when a mother, came to Jesus about her son who was sick, where his response is, you have faith, because you want the crumbs that fall from the masters table, joy and pleasure, just like in the baskets left from the miracles of the loaves and fishes, food that brought the birds pleasure, since he cares for you more so then them, yet takes care of them also and knows when they fall to the ground. I guess you can say this is a 5 story building really that is on Fire, on the fire of the Holy Ghost, when friends lowered the dead body of a man, to be healed by Jesus by his hands, at least his sick flesh, needing a new body a new faith, since he didn’t have none or could not be practiced by faiths, since that was the woman’s problem with the issue of blood, she sought out many remedies or all remedies, instead of just the one cure, that is the only cure. Jesus, and his strength, where the weak are made as strong as Samson or David, among Goliath or the Philistines. These sick family members were so weak, they couldn’t help themselves, no they needed a good Samaritan. They needed Jesus, because it was Samson’s prayer of faith, that Got his strength back to tear down those walls, one more time, God, he said. Just like David telling the philistine army, I come to you in the name of the Lord, because if he didn’t that rock would have missed and Goliath’s spear would have gotten passed a man with no armor. Samson would still be blind, and couldn’t even see the walls around him to grasp a hold of. Those robbers, needed a good Samaritan, Jarius daughter, needed her father, the servant needed a Good master, in order not to get killed or beaten. They needed a great family member, like we need a Greater God. It is a 5 alarm call, it is a shout of joy, where the clanging of cymbals and blowing of trumpets shout, like rocks crying out to worship other in habitated things, until the life of Christ is in them, like Jars of clay filled to the brim and running over with the living water of Gods mighty breath, and holy spirit.
1 John 5: 4 says,” And this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” and 1 Cor. 15: 55, speaks of death where is your victory and sting?” in another words Death, where is your prayer, your faith, your joy your reward, it has none to find. It is about Faith, the sole source of our one prayer, it is the pleasures of Jesus Christ, that brings us our Joy we feel and accept forever.
This now 6 story building, on fire, can’t be put out, it can just stay on fire, get on more fire. It is where we live in a new body for always, in the presence of God as long as eternity is. The building is budding with Joy, like Aaron’s rod, budded with a rose. It is like a rock that is spilling out water from the staff of moses, in the wilderness, as his a river flows from the throne of Jesus, that never runs dry.
Let us Pray.
Righteousness : What does it mean…
He didn’t have to go through 40 years of bad only to return to another 40 years of bad to go through those evils again. Nope, once was enough. Same with the prophet Jonah and St. Paul, one ship wreck, one time in the belly of a whale was enough. You didn’t hear of Samson, going blind twice, you didn’t see him being raised from the dead only to become a slave once again for the Philistines. No when it comes to all the wrongs in life, you can guarantee, that if you are a believer once will be enough.However, think of all the goodness in scripture, those things happen again and again, like that can’t nor won’t be stopped. First think of eternal life, it goes on forever, day after day, the good things don’t get tired and the people enjoying them, don’t get tired of enjoying them.
Think of the story, of the fishes and loaves getting multiplied, now that happened more than once, twice. Think about Jesus raising people from the dead, his family, like his cousin, Lazarus other people’s family members like Jarius daughter. It keeps happening, like Jesus healing the blind and the leper, it happens more than once, good things always do, time and time again. Think of the Israeli’s in the wilderness, for 40 years they got manna, free food every day it was a good thing for those that were starving, it didn’t happen once and then the folks died, no time and time again, tell they got to a land flowing with milk and honey.St. Paul was blinded once, but was raised from the dead 5 times. St. Peter denied the Lord during one period of his likfe, yet, was found fishing throughout his life more than once, and how many of you like to fish, it happened with him at the beginning and after his time with Jesus ended here in this world, God will make sure, you can always go fishing, it is fun for many. However, a bad thing like betrayal just happens once, Judas only betrayed Jesus once, because, yes you guessed it. Once was enough.So when it comes to the good, like worshipping Jesus, we should always live to do so, when it comes to sinning well let us be like King David in that matter, commit adultery once, because a bad thing like that should only happen once, if at all, no more. We should always be forgiven, now that is a good thing, as the bible says, God forgives, 7 times 77. I believe he does more so, than that, because he sent his holy spirit to help us, to set us free, from sin, and that should also be once is enough. He doesn’t take the mountain back and forth from the land to the depths of the sea. The bible says, whom the son has set free is free indeed. When it comes to the bad, once is enough, in our lives. He doesn’t want the bad to stick with us, like Daniel in the lion’s den or his friends thrown in the fiery furnace. He wants us like he did Joseph, out of slavery, and 2nd in command, when that happened it was for the rest of his life, he didn’t have to return to slavery, no instead, he grew old along with his free gift given, by the King and wonderful woman, that man a wonderful wife, for life, indeed.
In John 5: it says: 39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;
and following in 1 John 5: 11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. That the importance of this life is to find life in Christ and nothing else more assured. The two men, that never even saw death, were taken from this world not to live it anymore. So this can’t be eternal life, where sickness and death abounds. Two men, who died and even were raised from the Dead one being God, being Jesus and Lazarus, still left this planet, one in death I assume and Jesus by rocket flight. How can we lay treasures in heaven where rust doesn’t destroy the convertible cars, such as the chariot on fire. When all we want to do, is rebel against the way. He said take the narrow or wide path, you will have to choose one and each will have an end, and it won’t be the same as its beginning. The whole message to the 2nd greatest best seller ever, other than for the Bible, Pilgrim’s progress. The bible says, the first shall be last and the last be first, that no one is greater or less than John the babtist in the entire whole kingdom of God, Jesus the Lord. Our lives don’t matter, except if they be in eternity and God’s eternity. Being born again, he said, that is where life begins and we get a whole new start. You say that happens in this life, I say that happens with Jesus Christ. You say that happens when we find joy serving others here, I say that can be only found when we are with our Great Reward. He said friendship with this world is enmity towards him, he says to even separate yourself from people that would deny the power of God, the power of God that saves, is the blessed Hope, either it means a Rapture where we are taken from this world to the new kingdom of the new heaven and earth, or he comes here with all the saints and makes the kingdoms of the world all his, destroying even the ash of the remnant of his enemies the believers enemies, removing every tear that would ever fall from our eyes, that would even hint not to be joyful ones.
He told the 70 he sent out not to find a way to stay in a town that rejects you but leave at once removing the dust from your feet. Jonah, was never called to go to Nineveh more than once or to stay. And in both cases when he destroyed anything such as the earth or sodom and gomorrah, he got Noah as far as the surface of the earth could with water, over every mountain peak, and Lot as far as he could be feet, and commanded not even to look back. What do you say to that? Will you change scripture for your comfort, be like the Rich Young Ruler, and call the shots, for obedience to the master in the will of your life? Say, I can’t go, I can’t give. I can’t receive…or will you be like the disciple of Christ, the one that is saved, and follow him and stay with him, for the past 2,000 years, he has been on his throne, and I haven’t found one nation leader in that amount of time, that has gone by the name of Jesus here, or has been labeled a king, with that same name. When he comes back you will know, as his sheep will hear his voice. Like all those that bow and confess Jesus Christ as Lord, those are the sons of God, separated from the goats, prodigal sons that don’t go on living with pigs but got on out, never to go back, to go live in his father’s home, his home on high. Even a victim of a robbery gone bad, got the heck out of town, when he couldn’t when the Good Samaritan took him as far away from the crime scene to a glorious hotel that there was enough room for. Jesus is better than three wise men, he may have not been welcomed in the Inn here, but he will always be welcome where you should be. Everyone dies, and leaves this place; just join the beloved, that group, the one that is redeemed from the cell blocks of graves. So my commentary on some bible verses could be, when joint together: Death, oh you don’t have a sting anymore, he sent liberty to my life when it was held captive all those years, in bondage, for the joy that was set before him, he left the cross behind, to hold my hands with his nail scared wrists.
Jesus Most Wanted
(Please Note: This is the first draft and unedited, I believe Joel Parker gave the best evangelistic message on church record, please see the nations foundation video, where he said we are all the same hitler to billy graham, may this message just add to that. As Diedrich Bonniefier said, in the last days before the Lord’s return we need shocking language to bring about revolutionary peace with God, for the souls of men.)
Our you one of God’s most wanted, do people cringe at your name, not let you get by with anything… Murder is whenever a man kills someone. For the scriptures say, Thou Shalt Not Kill. Yet when the word is mentioned in scripture all the greats have this as a resume. The word of God is filled with such stories of such men, who were men of faith even men of the living God, that did this very sort of thing, imagine that, hope that is not a prerequisite. Moses killed an Eygptian, Saul Christians, Elijah, prophets of baal, Samson Philistines. David Goliath and Bathsheba’s first husband, and Cain, his brother Abel. As I am sure they have been others. Now, without love and forgiveness in and from, with and of Jesus Christ you being most wanted can land you behind bars, so don’t get me wrong, here and their, this life and eternal life. But the message and theme of this story is how many jobs and churches say you can work or minister if your one? Don’t know your or want to know your name? That they care for more of a background check or what the Judge has to say then what your baptism certificate states or what the real Judge God the father has to say about your wages, sin and death. Been blotted and washed away, now that sounds like God’s forgiveness, mentioned in the bible when he makes them kings and Elders of their nation and people in the past, wouldn’t you say?! So, would the number be none, now adays, you would think so, but nothing can separate us from his love, thank God neither then would something like time or a month. Yet the world would put you on their poster, milk carton, commercial or newspaper add. I am sure who are we to call something impure when Christ has called it pure, when he spoke of foods. The bible says, the capstone the builders have rejected has become the cornerstone, now that is just awesome stuff. The word of God doesn’t oppose righteousness, repentance and doesn’t disqualify any man from receiving it and doing it. Not forgiving can lead to bitterness, hatred. an unrighteous pride, that has no room anywhere in his kingdom. How many places say you can’t get a job if your a felon, how many seminaries say you have to have a clean record before we take you in? This is nonsense, hogwash, and what the flood of Noah washed away. What God’s son’s blood washed away. Now that is two against one, so the odd’s are in your favor, sinner. The thoughts and idea’s of man hating his brother, if you do in thought your a murderer, that describes not forgiving the Cain, besides the Cain who has killed an Abel for reals that went through with such a thing, unlike Abraham who didn’t with his son Issac. Since even taking the appearance of evil is wrong, besides the thoughts even. So would this make temptation now a sin, and all those things not mentioned in the ten commandments against the law as well? Hope not. Believe or not to believe in Jesus as Lord that is the question, to forgive and be forgiven, the icing on the cake, to those principles and ethics, the best ever most tried and true. We must make sure forgiveness is ready to be recieved and given. That letting God be God means we don’t reject or hate those that God loves and accepts. That they are souls he treasures and we should not think would perish in the flames of hell if they have chosen Jesus as their refuge as well. Right now, wicked men lay lying to do all sorts of evil things, their only chance as well as yours is the right to really choose the other life presented to us on the other side of heaven. To get well away from the sort of darkness that would throw soul and body into hell, and not be restored, with no hope for receiving a well done message, in welcome from the King. So are you one of Jesus most wanted. Has the world labeled you, the worst of the worst, are you appearing everywhere, your image. Because if the Lord be for you who can be against you. Are you roaming around hiding, either way your one of the best in God’s book, your name probably appears in the lamb’s book of life so the others may just be Jealous is that the case, if so let it be. Choose Jesus, no matter if your a mass murderer or even serial rapist. Jesus wants you, I don’t care who would disqualify you from this life, Jesus may let you be the Mathais that would take the place of Judas, a 24 elder, who knows perhaps a shoe in for something even better. We all have sinned the bible says, who is man to tell another man, that has chosen the love of Jesus and who Jesus has set free and redeemeed they can’t enter in God’s abode and be apart of his most wonderful indeed blossoming treasure. The impulse is their to be oe of God’s most wanted, to be his Greatest reward, so you must ask yourself, am I worth it, did he come into the world to really save me, if I was the only soul left at home, or that was the one sheep lost from the bunch, he went out to look for. So many men are idignant with this, the prodigual son’s older brother, the foolish virgins, even Judas, when the poor woman poured out all her ointment upon his feet, saying we should have given it to the poor, “Say What!?” You will be the prize and get the prize if you die or willing to die like Christ to say forgive them for they know not what they do for the sinner who never thought he sinned and for the one that knew he has. For the one that has repented and hasn’t yet, but will, before the last trumpet sounds, before the last woman or man, accepts the mark of the beast that does, before he comes back on horse back with the saints, tell the fat lady sings, and I believe we all have said that one before. His greatest Joy is to love you. If your a murderer even better, you don’t have to go out and shoot someone on purpose to do that, with all those school shootings, just asking Jesus to set your free from drug use, would work. Their is a saying it is the thought that counts. Right now the wicked go on prospering but be the man that makes his confession and profession stands. That Jesus is my God and he is more than a murderer, he is the one that was sinless and spotless, to give me a job and hire me for heaven. To make me more of just a bondservant and slave for their but prince and fellow ruler and power that will Judge even the angels and have a mansion so spotless as a name not blotted out from the book of Life, ever. Because Jesus knows my name, and he has forgiven me, so I can say, who the son has set free is free indeed. If like Saul before he was Paul, who killed even Christians, can be the next great apostle, who never went to Seminary either, and that God knows by name and is never ashamed to call friend, best friend, as well. Amen.
Learning from Shane, Lessons from Shane:
With all the goodness there is with God, there leaves no reason to deny any of its possibilities for you.
Genesis 28: 10-13 says:
In Jacob’s Dream
10 Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11 He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set ; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place. 12 He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven ; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac ; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.
So the scriptures and scriptures like these our the steps for that ladder, all the ones that speak truth and about truth. They are our angels that guide us up those steps help us take them to reach to God, to get to the top, to meet and be with Jesus, in the air, in heaven’s domain.
That is where the Christian pilgrim’s journey is dreamt and finished.
So now let us look kindly at those steps, those verses of truth that would get us there, when we walk out on faith like Christ to walk on water to meet him on his way to us, in this boat we are in, our life.
John 16:13 “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth ; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak ; and He will disclose to you the future.
John 17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth ; Your word is truth.
Read and Believe, See and Receive, the word made flesh, with Joy, Jesus who was crucified and brought right back to life.
John 18:37 “ Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king ?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Believe and Receive, just perceive the Joys of Jesus, eternal life in abundance and given.
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this who comes from Edom, With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah, This One who is majestic in His apparel, Marching in the greatness of His strength ? “It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”
Truth found in the life of Jesus is life fulfilled in us.
Pslams 94:13 That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.
And it follows in pslams 96:13 before the face of the Lord, because he cometh: because he cometh to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with justice, and the people with his truth.
Anyone that puts their sole hope and only all their trust in a removable Jesus, one that doesn’t worship statues, himself, but let’s those that love him worship him forever will never be disappointed. The bible says, friendship with this world makes you an enemy of God, like the antichrist. But there is a difference between him and those false christs or prophets that do find Jesus and that is they don’t let satan make a home in them, but repent of their sins and let Jesus have everything, fully surrendering their hearts and lives over to him, for a new start and for a redeeming end, that only leads to life’s real beginning. Where the sin that can so easily beset a man, and become a thorn in his side, the yeast of the Pharisee’s Self-Righteousness, that the lord himself told his disciples to be on guard from as he told us all to guard our heart from shame and evil things. Is tossed over board as rotten or bad fish, or the dust from the soles of the disciples feet when they left a town they were unwanted.
Joel Parker from Nations Foundation said, any man, from hitler to billy graham, are loved the same and have to take the same trip to heaven if they want to go there, and that is through Jesus, that Jesus also loves them the same, in his eyes they are the same, but Jesus is that way. For redemption, it is not grace we try to manufacture. It is not by keeping church doors closed or the door to your heart shut, but by opening them up to the word of God, and walking through the open door of the purpose of God’s book we get granted to us, marvelous rewards and spoils of victories, that we never won or fought but nevertheless get the glory for in Christ Jesus, when we win the race in this life, of loving Jesus with a whole heart, believing in him without shadows of uncertainty or doubt.
It is not by selling coffee or donuts, but letting Jesus give away holiday turkey’s day after day in a marriage supper of the lamb, a feast that lasts forever in it’s celebration, for it is a party with Jesus, where we are drunk on his love, joys given to us, that have transformed the very matter of our heart . Journey’s we can take, adventures we can embark on, forever, that are fun, places of enjoyment only Jesus could get us in, and in this world, would only turn us away, if we were poor, or indebted. Where forgiveness has the upper hand, and no longer blind guides. We can be children of God and share in the things he has to give, no matter if we were a former tyrant, like Paul killing Christians as saul, like King Saul, trying to kill little david for 15 years, and seeing a soothe saying witch, where King david himself, is not longer living in an imperfect out come that brings adultery and death, the breaking of most if not all of the ten commandments, where we no longer covet thing after thing we see our neighbors have. But the grace of God that is mighty to save. Man of woman, in love, in love with truth, because the bible says so, and we want it. Where it is the desire of our hearts and Christ put it there, it is his will and it will not be held back. Where the Elijah’s and Samson’s don’t have to kill any more prophets of baal or phillistines’s but like them and their enemies all have been transformed in Jesus name, Jew and Gentile, the lion laying down with the lamb. Those that have been forgiven and made the confession not to deny Christ gathering his children unto him, like a hen, like a shepherd his sheep in the pasture, and the lost one crying out, or the lost one that died being a sacrifice, we are all sinners, what separates those that will rise again, is that they want to be with the lord in paradise. So if this world has labeled you a crook, he died among thieves, they said crucify him, so if you’re a false prophet that you can find rest from your weary soul, for he came for the sick, their the ones in need of the great physician, for the prostitute, to go and sin no more, and telling such personally of that, in fact. Don’t call garbage what God calls treasure, don’t hog God, don’t reject Jesus not ever not never, here is your chance to start. Jesus is the Judge vengeance is his, he says. He wants men, lots of them in his kingdom. He is the truth, he can only bring real liberty to the slave held captive. When our sight is clear, then specks in others can be cleared. What we sow is what we reap, so it is better to give then receive as it says in Pslams 96:2 sing to the lord and praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
We will close with these two passages in Pslams:
16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory.
17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
18 Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the Lord:
19 “The Lord looked down from his sanctuary on high,
from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners
and release those condemned to death.”
21 So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zion
and his praise in Jerusalem
4 “I will record Rahab[a] and Babylon
among those who acknowledge me—
Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush[b]—
and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’”[c]
5 Indeed, of Zion it will be said,
“This one and that one were born in her,
and the Most High himself will establish her.”
6 The Lord will write in the register of the peoples:
“This one was born in Zion.”
Within that Very Hour : God is too Big, he is absoutley enroumus, for a reason. How else can he see that which is lost, like a satelitte does looking out for a little building here on earth, or a telescope a small planet. His posture, must be grand. God must be well able and excellently suited to find you if your lost, better than radar use. Where would all hope be, in finding you if the radar went out, because God doesn’t need sleep or slumbers, since the word of God says that. God told this father, this man, that his servant within the hour. He was roman, a Centerion. He said, if you would only just say the words. I know your in charge God. I know if you said it will be done so, it will be. Your the real master, yes I may be a roman, but I am not doctor God, and the ones on earth don’t have the cure. Your the one that would invent them all anyways, put into the hearts of men, all good, the only good’s. That with you nothing is impossible, that death here in life can be conquered only by your love by your blood. By the overwhelming sweet power and majesty of your might. So Jesus told the man in sweet reply the words he was waiting for, that is servant back at home would be healed. He knew it, because he was God’s servant, and he was well. That God would do for others as he would do for him. Only if you would say the words, imagine that. Within that very hour, the word of God says, that man’s butler was well. Within that very hour is the theme of scripture. Within an hour, the walls came tumbling down in Jericho, when the trumpets where played. When samson was brought before the king of the phillstines, he did not wait all day or even a week to bring his temple down and have his day of vegance, no within minutes man must say. When Christ was sitting with his diciples, he was just twinkling his toes, he streched out his hand toward, forward and on ward to rescue with might the request of a soldier that was in fright. He could have taken all night, but no way, his might can do in a minute what man would have to take all month or years in doing. He is the most marvlous man. He marvesouly took hold of death, by the throat, and tossed it all the way past the other coast, logding it in the very rocks of hell cementing it forever away from those that have chosen his path, that he has called, and those that have heard, the trumpets blairing and within a twinkling of an eye, that fast, there souls redeemed in the great resserection of the almighty. A rocket ship from the grave, passing every imaginable planet. Man can boast in a God that moves that fast, if we had to wait, doubt would slip in, and if we had to wait long enough, the ride may not show up. That what happens with man, who can falter unlike a God that is absloute majesty and perfection in glory. When a ride never shows up, you have been ditched, that doesn’t happen with God. He is coming with angels and horses, to come and get you, you can hop up on one of them. To get home to heaven. Elijah’s servants knew that the day God would bring a chariot of fire, he would be leaving. Within an hour of the day. Same with Lazurus, when Christ showed up, he did not have to wait another 4 days in the grave, but within the hour to walk out, to see a rock roll away. So he could do some rock and rolling, singing the songs of thanks and thanksgiving to an amazing name. Mighty to save, always. When Christ gots some loaves and fishes, no man had to wait all day once again to go hungry within the hour, they got full. The got baskets, of bread and fish, simply put, they got to eat. All he did was prayed and blessed it. Those are the real indgredients to get your miracle from the Lord within hours. Give thanks and give give give, like he did. He passed out those baskets, he taught us how to pray. That Lord’s prayer can be said in minutes, not days. They got some good grub. So many times throughout scripture, God did not wait, to put his love on display, you can’t hold off a good thing. Imagine just how a suprise planned birthday party works, you bring in the guest of honor into the room, and within minutes the light comes on, a yell then a scream and someone carries out to you a birthday cake. Somethings like the dentist happen real quick once you get seated in the chair, or when destruction came to the Jews, elijah told Ahab, there is going to be drought and within the hour it began, but Jesus can come and bring a cloud that starts out as the size of a man’s hand and just after a few minutes telling his servant he is going to make it rain, it pours. For the Lord. Peace be still to this storm, Jesus calmed the raging seas in minutes not hours, he took the legion of demons from out of the mad man, not in days, but in secounds. He said let there be light and so it was, not is months, in hours, just in one day, marveoulsy made. His attention is on you. You got his focus, he won’t let you go, but meet your daily needs, to his glory and with his majesty. He won’t wait all week or tell friday get’s here. He will do it now, he will say get up, rise up, and walk. So you can roll up your mat, as well and leap for joy as that leper did from your sickness. It is not yours afterall, he bore it all at the cross, where he said it was finished in less than a minute it was. His soul became one with the father, the earthquake shook the planet, the iron curtain ripped and fell. As far as the east is from the west, he has removed our transgressions from us, and guess what, at the rate of speed as fast as the speed of light, faster than sound. Within that very hour, that his blood hit the ground, he was made whole. He rose from the dead. After he annilated hell and took back all that was rightfully his, the right to be God, to be creator. To take all those from hell that were his that were waiting for life, and life from the dead, in trust that Jesus would do all he said, and was. The saviour of mankind, that no more time had to past by, for the promise of enternal life free from the sin, and the remnants of hate that live in a grave that chooses to reject love and all it does. Sometimes it may seem like days, as it must have took King Hezikaiah to pray for deliverance from being taken into captivity, but when God heard his prayer and answered; it only took minutes for a few angels to do, what it would take millions of man powererd hours to do, and wipe out an army of 500,000. Awsome. To tell the story, of men who got the same wage of those that worked all day, for what they did in hours, in the parables, we see that God says least can make bread rise, and when it bakes it takes only hours to do it. Water into wine, for supper, minutes not hours. You ask God, you make your request be made known to the lord, those that seek, shall find. Those that ask shall recieve. You may have to wait all day, to get a song on the radio, if you call in; but with jesus. You too can stick out your staff and see the salvation of the lord. Not in days or years but within that very hour in minutes. The waves rolled back, to the sea, and your enimies water not turned into wine, but to blood. His love is better than wine, his blood is that wine. Dine with him, be with him at the supper, don’t be one that doesn’t accept his inviation to the great supper. When the guests arrive, you know the master will be on time. He is not a fool in which he can lie. He can’t tell a lie, he won’t take all day. He will be there with you when you get down on your knees and pray he will never ever leave you or let you go astray. Within that very hour.
When Abraham had to take issac up on top of that mountain to carry out the command granted to him by the lord. God saw his heart, and gave him a ram, that was good it was a sign or more than a symbol it could have been for a bbq., because he had a heart that was good. It didn’t get away, it took the place of death. In this way his son’s life, could never take place. A precious father doesn’t loose out on raising his son, or let’s him die, but saves him, if there is another way, if there is only one way, and if there happens to be a way, he would surely be there. He wouldn’t miss it for the world, wouldn’t 2nd guess it or give it another question, he would just go out and do it, just as a firefighter would in minutes of the bell, slide down the poll and into the garage, to get out that bick brick of steel, and be on his way to save someone’s day from the disaster impending. The lamb of love, of mercy is the merit we need to believe in. That within the hour, christ will save those that have been risen, that have been the ones that all this time have believed, so if within this hour or in minutes, you too can put your trust where moth and rust, do not destroy, all your treasures and hopes, desires and all the most, will put you in an enternity with them, that leaves you smiling for joy, and free from the problems of pain. Amen.
Good Pharoh – Bad Pharoh : I have only worked for one Eygptian in my life, in the town, where I was born and grew up in. He was the only boss, to have ever ripped me off. Who did not pay me for some of the hours I worked, at one time, most of them. How could he do this, how could pharaoh put moses people the hebrew into enslavement, how could they eygptians put Joseph into prison? Are these people just all bad, are they the enimies of Israel for a reason? Can they be forgiven too, does Jesus love them as well?
Their is a battle a war going on, if you yet to believe it, between our lives having good character associate with it, vs. the dark lives lived in horrible bad character that reflects nothing best, but only what is dark and drewry. The late rev. martin luther king jr. said, “One day black man and white man, jew and gentile will join hands in singing, and that we should be judged not by the color that is out on our skin, but by the content of our character within in that appears there. Those that would be together singing peaceful in one accord at a church service or at a gospel concert would be displaying such character, that is riped for good. Those though however out doing no good like those beating up others in a gang, would not be displaying such lifestlyes of peace, that would be ripe for picking, prosperious things. There is a difference. First Jesus is the solution to this. He must be, for his whole life was lived, without sin. It was his character that was made for our reflection. It was important, so our lives would not be intrusted to rudeness, or boughts of anger, how can that get along with anything, but nothing.
Have you ever heard the saying, ” Good cop, bad cop?” I have, thought it to be the difference between a cop that gives you a warning to the one, that uses his tazer and gives you a ticket, and says be on your way. In the bible it says salvation is first for the jew, and then the gentile, that there is a line, and that the least shall be first and the first shall be last, that no one is greater than any other in the kingdom of heaven, from those that made it by the skin of their teeth from those that sit as 24 elders before the lord, on other thrones. Their is respect held highly for everyone there, the tribes, for the people, no matter if they are a Jew or Gentile, because they are all special because of their blessed faith in the messiah.
Matt Redman, sings a song, we must or may all know, which is, “Nothing But the Blood.” Nothing but the blood can make us as white as snow. Nothing can bring our character into reflecting his, Christ. On the cross or at any other time or place in his life or in ours. Nothing else can make us holy or righteous. Nothing but the blood of Christ, can make a bride ready for his arrival, making it free from stain and spot, wrinkle and damage, as requested. When you drop off your stuff at the drycleaner’s, you expect your clothes will get clean and on time, because they store, will perform their job, what you are paying for, the service you are requesting, because they know, what being honorable and respected really means. Good customer service, no less, is the tool and method, that must be used, to get the job done right and on time. While you hope and pray, that they will have the right character to not rip you off, to leave you pleased, not jiffed, or feeling ripped off, as if you came to pick up clothes not clean at all, but twice as dirty. As if they wore them as there own, and never washed there own clothes at all once in their life.
The Bible says, Jesus went about doing good. The devil wants you to live in fear and torment. Keeping secret what should be known to all about God, like a light set up on a hill. It is not dark, it’s character not weigned, by man’s flesh, and laziness to do nothing, nothing that is after good, that keeps the hopes high for all those that believe in God’s mighty majesty, his salvation given. He doesn’t oppress or impose, but pardon’s and freely gives. His character is different the character of the believer will be different. It will be like that candle lit on fire as a burning bush, like the one moses must have saw God, on. Not a bush in the dark, that has died with leaves, that dropped to the ground. No way! God’s fertilizer is incredible and better than miracle grow. It is righteous and to the core, of its very being, it gives forth life, wherever it goes. He left us being in love, and longing for it again and again. He gave us and the lepers both the dignity in dying and living. To be respected, to expect it. To create creatures a living hope in a God that loves him and in sisters and brothers that will do it to. This maturity in action must be certain. That is why it must find a hope down deep and rooted in the soul, in our character all the way deep into the bone, if it can do that, it must. It has to be for sure, as God’s love is. For they are one and the same. Real relationship will be the sharpener for the knife our character needs. The bible says, in Proverbs, as Iron Sharpen’s Iron, so does one man to another. That the word of God can divide bone from our marrow. To bring truth to where it is needed, immediatley. Does an ambulance take all day to respond to an emergency, of course not. If you have seen the movie, Fireproof, or ladder 49, you will know, that once the bell rings, the firemen, our off and running to put out the fire. There character is good, it has been sharpened, it cares for others, it cares for there lives, there homes. Those homes are not their own, but they are not an arsonest. They are something much different. They are like angels, sent to send good messages of glad tidings like Gaberial did with Daniel and Mary, by bringing good news for there life and the furture life of others, that will be lived out, in their fullness, in gladness. God’s word is goodness, because his character is even much sweeter. The source therefore is also good. When a river get’s to run all the way to the sea, it stays salt free, but if it has no outlet, it get’s all salty. Good character must be reproduced, it must be lived, it must be given and put on display, with respect, both ways. The bible says, we love because God first loved us. Apart from him we are nothing. So how can we love and be holy without him, the answer it is impossible we can’t. But what was impossible to man, is not impossible with God, for nothing is impossible with God, for those that ask him, receive. They recieve that gift of holy living, or righetous character. It is a gift more than it is, a practice. It is our very nature now, not our survial instinct just to survive a rainy day. It is not a rain check, it makes sure that we leave a tip for our waiter and a rather good one, even if we don’t want to right away. This world’s wrongs will have you on trial, and many times. Although the Lord’s forgiveness will forgive you every time you fall and a whole bunch more. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t may be how you feel, and not leaving you very good. How else can we be citizens of heaven, what would be the state of the kingdom, if we did not make the appeal to God to have his perfection be within us. Where he was sinless as that very lamb lead to the slaughter, that when he said your will be done, was done. When he said forgive them for they not know what they do, they did. They did receive that forgiveness, so as to take him down from that cross. Could that have been what really happened, is that what God is trying to tell us. Those soliders that gambled for his clothes, where there. Staring up straight at his unrivaled face, to the very stormy triggered sky. This must be the messiah, forwarned long ago, but we didn’t know, take him down, was the order, and at once, as it was given. Too late, no life, but not too late for God, who is that life. He rose just hours later really in reality. Those soliders guarding his tomb, may have just been waiting to see God, come out from the dead, like those first in line to get concert tickets to see there most favorite band. That is what must have happened! See the character of those that follow him, they follow, so do the diciples, so do the centurion’s that ask for others to be healed, that are not sick themselves, these men are not selfish, they are respected. They’re character demands it, not as a seargent forcing it by command when he tells his men, the other soldiers in his unit to stand at attention, but with dignity, in the face of adversity. Gift wrapped with distinction and red ribbon button on the box of honor. That makes you awe at such a wonder, like the airplanes in an airshow wizing by, or like humming birds buzzing by your face in a cooling down of a summer’s breezy day. Men shall not live by bread alone, you know. The kingdom is much more than food or drink, it is godly good and great character that is unrivaled and unmatched for anything else we will ever know. It makes up the bed rock of enterity’s cobblestones, laid in the path’s of righteousness that we will take our baby steps, into that blessed new world, undiscovered to us, but made in the fulness of the only God we could ever trust. Because God is Good. God is love. That is good character, where men are not slapped, for something they say that is stupid what so ever, not at all. The angels, don’t carry batawn’s or tazer guns, they just have wings, and bright halo’s over their heads, and have those things ever been known to hurt anyone here in life. Perhaps the enimies of God in the old testament, but that is it. Not his children, not those that wage war on the innocent.
The monster of hate, wants to cut of your head, one way or the other. Don’t give in. Don’t live the same way. The good pharoah, let Joseph marry, get out of prison and feed his family the rest of it during a seven year famine. The bad one that came along later, enslaved everyone of them, even moses, who was a prince in the kingdom. That pharoah, who’s heart was harden drowned in the same red sea, that the jews found there delieverance in from. When it split in two. Those where his holy people, unlike that pharoah, they were not chasing eygptians to enslave them, their character was difference. Life or death choose one, you will be either a vessel for the master’s good use, or made for destruction.
One Open Runway : Our you headed Out for One Open Runway Headed to Heaven to get on? Listen, when a plane takes off it has to go just one way, even if it was to go through a tail spin of circles, the nose is still out in front, going straight. Even when it crashes it can’t stop. It goes straight down tell it arrives all the way to the foot of a mountain or into a bundle of bushes when you finally arrive at the bottom. It is the same way to arrive at the highest heaven, or the worst of hells. Satan was given a one way ticket to that place he couldn’t stop it, he had to get there. It will be like that for the rich man that refuses Christ. You need to let God take it all away, your sin that is, he did on that day when the cross stood at the corner of Calvary. You can’t stop, until the plan stops you. You can’t turn a plane around and fly it by it’s tail. It is not the nose, you don’t fly it that way, if you do so, it will surely crash. When your life is over, will it be in a great crash, leaving you in the eternity of hells somewhere dark? You are on a one voyage to get their one trip that you can’t stop in time and you can’t start over and go back to being a baby again born right into that womb that you came out of. Perhaps your mother is dead, or man has still not made the time machine. These incredible inventions haven’t happened yet, maybe because they are incredible ridiculous because all Christ wants is for you to enter into your home in heaven, that should be your desire for time travel, to aboard, an airplane headed their into the real friendly skies. That plane will fly you somewhere, like sunny Honolulu. So you can do the lu lu. You don’t want your plane to stop and you don’t want it to crash. The loving savior that first loved us came here to save us, to take us home. You don’t want to reject it, and loose out on all an eternity in heaven has. Listen, dearly beloved. This is the message of God’s resurrection it was the message given to Phillip and those early disciples that followed after him. Where I go you will go, when Stephen was being stoned, angles showed up they couldn’t stop they had to get him to his God, that’s most wonderful. Same thing went for those angels going up and down Jacob’s ladder in Jacob’s dream. They were moving, going up and down, time did not stop, and it did not stop them. They were flying to God; they went in the direction God was going, or where he would surely be. The devil could not stop this from happening, it was no nightmare. May you ask the Lord today, save me from crashing, keep me from harm. Lord heal my broken body, what you do best. Every minute of your day you spend on me. This is all you do, this is all you are. Your the very love of God at its best. Coming true, your coming riding back on a horse as the king of kings, just for me. Go ahead remind the devil he’s the one that has been thrown out of heaven, no chance for coming back, but you, he can’t stop that trip, the trip that true salvation brings. An open highway, one that reaches the most holy place. He set the stars in their place and made night different then day; these things still happen, the stars still travel around the planet. You can’t change this. The stars still shine at midnight. God showed us that he went up as a rocket on terrific spaceship. To take his blood up so it could fall down like a refreshing rain pour to wash all our pain, away. Every heart beat of ours is sent to their proper place, to the center of the son of God’s grave. So we can find life by grace, plenty of it, all we need in his living name. May we run the race that wins, says Paul. A race must be finished by going one way, all the way. In a way we can’t stop until all the running is done. For Jesus sees his mercy and there is plenty enough of it, for you and me. Your out in front winning, so all of the crowd can see, Jesus has the victory. Cleansing, your soul from the world’s tyranny.
Connect the Dots : Have you ever put together a picture as a child, using dots. This was a fun game as a kid you played, if you have. It goes like this, imagine a big round circle, that would end up being a ball when it is finished looking like that, for you to fill in or color when it is done, making it look like a bright beach ball or a balloon even, being bright red perhaps, if that was the crayon you used; but in order to do so, you had to draw line first, using little tiny spots, or dots that were on the piece of paper going from one to the other, in order, using numbers, starting from one, and going from there to the last dot the last number posted by that little thing, so you would know. If it was the number 13, they be thirteen lines pretty much, not skipping a beat, if you did, the picture would not end up looking like a circle but more like a star, or picket fence.
That is how it is with a relationship that is going towards jesus, and is for jesus. Or how one can end up looking like you belong with the devil, and your all his property. That would suck, huh! I sure want no part of it, and won’t and you can too, but you got to connect the dots, you got to play that little kids game and get the picture looking right, by doing it right. What if I told you that God even did this game. That he connected the dots for man kind, for you even to have a real relationship with him, that would end up looking really good, pretty good. We are not talking about one dot, here, however, let us get that straight right from the start and get go, for sure.
You would think, one dot, is all you need, and if that dot, represented just salvation, meaning just believing in Jesus as God as he said he is; but that can’t hold much water here, you would think so, but God is love, and if God was a dot, and his love was the other, that is two dots, now, and not just one. Just like that one dot, in believing in Jesus is nothing, if it couldn’t get you to the other dot, to where you are going and that is to heaven for ever. Thank God it does, but you need both those dots, you need to be like one of those hobby collectors, that collects, trains, or has a collection of sports cars. Imagine, that the shepherd staff is a line drawn between two dots, to get the lost sheep to him. Those two dots, need to be together, that staff is that line that will get them to each other, that sheep out of the thicket bushes. It is all about being lost and found, two dots, once again, not just one, but two, for two is better than one and wherever they’re is two gathered in God’s good name there he is also. That now makes three dots, and a complete picture of what a real relationship with Jesus looks like, like when you see a husband with his bride, his beloved wife. Think of it, what lost dog would want to be all alone in the kennel’s cage whinning for it’s master. That pet would want to be found, not lost, it was not made to live in the absence of peace and prosperity. The bible says, that the devils even know God’s name, and they tremble, but that is not enough in their case, they curse God, and were thrown into the pigs, that went over the cliff. The bible says the man that does what God says, and follows his commands, will be his disciple and will flourish in the lord’s presence. Once again, it is plural, commands…dots, many dots, and when you follow them one right after the other, like, being baptized when your born again, then celebrating communion, regularly, praying and reading God’s word, those dots, bring healing, bring a hope that is realized as true, a dot that goes with honesty once more. Dots, are nice so are circles, it is because they are quit fancy, and as I said before, they sure are on nice dresses and curtains, if you like that sort of thing, like I do. Don’t be embarrassed, Jesus isn’t going to take the fun out of the club, he is going to put the fun right back into it, where your there with friends, with family. Whether it is a gymn or a place to dance, as long as you live for Jesus, in the lap of his kindness, you won’t go wrong, not even for a moment, you will triumph like never ever before, look out. You’ll be amazing with Christ. Absolutely awesome with the things that make heaven turn around and say hello.
That is why their is repentance, and forgiveness and all sorts of other great and spiritual things. That is why they are more than 1 gifts of the spirit, they are after all 9 fruits of the spirit, that means 9 dots, that form the picture of who the Holy Spirit is, and that is a must and important, those things of gentleness and kindness in order and with the other, linked to each other by a line, not independendent but co-dependendant. To just mention some. For example you see, forgivenes is not an emotion like Grace that can be felt by feelings that way, it is a fact, but the fact is, you need more to save you than that, you also need grace, those 2 dots, and more like repentance and being sanctified, baptized by water or by fire for the holy spirit at least. So many people say, that when the bible said, forgiveness means, to go on sinning forever, but you can be forgiven every time just if you say your sorry, that is what it means, and that is all you need to do, but that is of course incorrect. The bible doesn’t put it that way, however it says, if a righteous man falls 70 times to forgive him 70 times 7 times. That would mean 490 times and no more, if so your done, to hell you will go, because you used up all your frequent flyer miles in another words and he doesn’t allow sin in heaven, and that is what iniquity is, that was what was found in satan, and that means you sin so much, it is you, your made of it, and it is who you are. We all know, you can’t change your sex, and that would therefore define it, in your case, if that was so. With that comparison being made. Two dots, you got to think of is, do I want to go down the wide road or narrow path. Do I want to end up being totured forever in hell, and in depth, loosing my mind all the time, and crying in the most agonying pain, or end up in where pleasure made a name for itself and joy is super famous?
You got options, you got to end up connecting the dots, to your life here to your life lived and lasting in forever. The word of God is that piece of paper with all the dots you need to connect the lined to form the picture of your life with Christ. With God. He is the God of abraham, Issac and Jacob, three generations three dots, that show everyone, three lives of men that lived in the bonds of marriage, with an appetite to share their meals with their loved ones and family members, for generations it seemed, and was after all the case, how it ended up. That should be the dot of your life connecting you with them, with God, with your brothers in christ and a life lived well for jesus. He starts out with adam then eve, then he goes on to enoch, to moses to his wife and his brother aarons and his, then the next generation of hebrew men, and what God did for Joshua and Caleb and for their wife and kids, giving them land, a promised place. Time and time again, what he has done for one, he shall surely do for another, the good bible says. Amen, to that…praise God.
The dots our everywhere, they are numbered and in order. Starting from Genesis 1:1, all the way to Revelation chapter 22. God’s been connecting the dots this whole time, so go with him. When it was only one set of footprints in the sand, it was when Christ was holding you up, that famous proverb goes, and that is the truth, most certainly now, for you. The bible says, they will be many that fall away from the faith, that means they once had it, once just had one dot, just salvation for a day, but you need more, you got to keep going tell you reach all those dots, and form that pretty picture, God wants you to look at, even if it takes a key to get into and is a secret garden in reality, just over the hill top. The parable of the sower shows that one dot, one seed is not enough, if it is on rocky soil and doesn’t end up with water it just grows and dies, like that fig tree that withered with no fruit, after being cursed by Christ. You need to be a fig tree with fruits, you must be a picture with dots, connected to form that picture that christ see’s of you. You need to be formed and fashioned in your mothers womb with hands and fingers, you need to be born again, in order to see the kingdom of heaven. You need to be a seed with water, that grows up in good soil, so not to be just a lonely seed anymore, but a true picture of a tree with many mustard branches, as the bible says, what good is your faith, if it doesn’t move any mountains. You got to connect the dots, and the dots go to be there, before you, you got to see them, you must let the lord connect them together, to form your life, to make sure your name is in that Lamb’s great marvelous book of enternal life. It isn’t enough to have a ticket just to go somewhere, you got to get on the train that airplane, and ride it all the way where you are going. I have meet so many people in my travels that complain they never went to where they were going, either they were late to get to the departure time or place on time, or stopped at a certain place halfway on their ride and got off to never get back on and finish their journey, like some of pilgrim’s friends in the book, “Pilgrim’s Progress” they didn’t end up with that many dots, and didn’t do enough in getting those lines drawn in order so they life would be up being put together with the Good Lord’s, don’t we know.
One doubt should be worry here, the other should be let jesus do the work, so you don’t have to. Another dot here, should be you are forgiven from your sin, the other should be, that you must repent from your sin in order to be forgiven from the lord. That makes 4 not just one, and you need all 4 to connect four. That was another game by name and it was fun, if it helps you look at this as playing a fun game, but also look at it as doing your homework, and that must be done if you want to graduate from school. Remember, as long as you have life, you will get enternal life, you can’t ignore it. This game this activity, must be done it must be played. Most games at least have two contestants, it is you and God, that counts here. You will win, like missionary man david hogan and like Charlie Sheen says, keep on winning if you let God help you, let him put those pieces together really for you. For the bible says, it is not by might or by power but by his spirit we are saved through faith, and that not of ourselves. That he will withhold no good thing from those that love him, but that means they will have to be a you, and they will have to be the one God, and then the dot, of love, that connects you together with him with, and this umbilical cord can’t be cut, if you are to survive, unlike it is when you first come out of the den you spent your first 9 months incubating in like most little chickens, he longs to gather his chicks the bible says like a hen. So do it, captain.
Let God have permission to go to warp in your life, to engage all thrusters so you can go to him, all the way into outer space. So like he said, where he is, you will also be. Jabez did it right, he prayed and asked God to bless him indeed to enlarge his territory, you got to pray and ask…as well for the lord to do the same thing. Let your requests be known to God, in due time he will exalt you. That is what Lot’s wife got wrong and why Jesus said, in the new testament years after her life ended to remember her, because what if the rapture happened and while you were floating way high into the sky like a kite, you looked back, like her, only to get turned into salt, and to fall to the ground, the curtain would fall and life would end, no more saying amens. You see you need more than just one dot, and you need to see the dots connected together in concert. We worship the lord through song with tone, with notes, one after the other connected by lines by dots…worship should be your life, this should be no problem for you. Just ask for jesus, for jesus to be love, the love in your life, the love of your life. Loved for life, love for life. By God, and by you. It’s team work if you care. If your a teamster, it will prevent your contract from ending and for you to have to go on strike. Because you will realize that this only matters. Not how many times your computer breaks down or how many trips you have to go and pay for gas, but how much their is in the kingdom of God, how many rooms and nice windows you got in your mansion just right over the hill top. More than one dot, is what it takes. More than one step on that line that is your path, God is real big and that little line on that paper is what that may look to him, but that little dot to him, is a huge giant circle, and your it, your to get in it, and win. Up up and away in that hot air balloon, so you can have some heavenly hoop dreams playing the basketball games of your life, and having fun for all eternity on what a play ground, that isn’t just as dark as sin, or leaving you in a prison cage so small it is just like one dot, and not much breathing room, or you can get out of, you be dreaming and asking for one more dot, then, wishing you had left this little dot for all of heaven. And letting God build you that bridge to get you their, his death on the cross, and his being raised from the dead to save you from death to bring you to a life more abundantly mighty. It is a merry – go round, and they always have more than one seat, and it sure does move when the power is on.
You can’t disagree with God : Revelation 21:”22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” You can’t go your own way without God, it will only end in disaster and will lead you to a most unfulfilling life. God must win, he will, he has. He says that if someone is not for me, that he is against me. You can’t begin to disagree with God, if you do, you will find that you yourself can’t get away with it, and if so, surely for not very long. Why would you? You would be the most foolish. With all the promises they are and the blessings that abound in the storehouse of God, you wouldn’t dare disagree, if you truly knew any better. If you have fallen in love with jesus and here will be your chance, you would know this, from the very time you were born-again. He has known us and from our mother’s womb, whether we we would even be good or sad, or the times we would be said and glad. From the days he laid the very foundation of this world, even for darwin. He himself had parents that were believers and never lost out on God’s grace and you can’t either when you really repent, and become a true believer. With all the good in heaven, and on the way for that man, that humbled himself and prayed, did things God’s way, how could anyone ever miss what is coming to them, the goodness that would surely follow us all the rest of our lives as king dadvid said in the pslams, no one should ever have to loose out on any of it! You wouldn’t have to, don’t be like Jonah, the fact is, he couldn’t get along very long dissagreeing with God, he had to face the whale, being swallowed up whole for going against God, so did the demons when they came out of the mad man, they had to go where God sent them on there way, from harming the mad man anymore. Even if it was done by request; because it is up to the dj still to play it. Jonah knows what every caller on the line does, it is up to God to play the tune for our song, if he has the tape, he can play the song, and all day long if he wants to. The devil no longer leads worship and runs the great grand old opry house in the sky. He broke God’s rules, you can’t get away with it, with sin, it will have a conquence and its judegement day will come. Came right away by rightaway of passage to adam and eve. That was it! he said, get out with a shout, for you were not to touch that forbidden fruit. Just like any good boss he wants the job done, if his servant doesn’t do it right as a honable manager keeping the house in order as told and expected by the master of the house, as quick as lightning, and the way donald trump wold saying, your fired, mister. So you can’t dissagree, if so, you loose, so you choose. Why go back, from heaven. Why take steps backwards? Do those count, in most sports you must go forward to score a goal, in most if not all, such as in the case with hockey, soccer, lacrosse and football. You don’t win you don’t score points in football or basket ball if you do you score other points for the other team, that doesn’t lead to a team’s pleasent victory. So dont go back, before going back is too late, to grace, out from the muddy puddle you just got your foot from out of. What is better, popping pills, like that is doing the job, look at where it gets most in hollywood or reading your bible, all that do, don’t wind up there marriages in divorce. So there is good news for you. Sadness for gladness. It is a must to…take, as you would the coupons that are in the paper. To save some money, to save your life. It’s far better than an advertisement, and doesn’t spoil like a day old bottle of milk, does out in the sun. It is a preservitive. Where you lay your treasure up in heaven, where moth can’t wilt it away. So are you tired…of running, getting lost in a bunch of deserted ghost towns, son? Are you…carrying and hauling upon your brute, broken, and bruised back, a truck load of mistakes that will put a strain that will remain, unless you let it go at the foot of the cross. Those burdens you carry are not the reason you were made, for byy his stripes laid upon his back, we were healed not by mistake, but loved on very purposed. It is why there standing upon calvary is a cross, and is shapped the way it is, to block you from your sins that were nailed upon those logs, lodged there forever; instead on your body as the sores of sin, left unforgiven. The most twisted and wretched secret and heavy sins are there the loads we can’t bear, the burden’s we are not called to carry, even for a minute. He is such a marvsiously good shepherd to us, and always will. The one that won’t leave you dirty left without a bath, of your own. That will cleanse your soul as well as the body from head to toe. Soon he will seperate the sheep from the goats, some of you are sheep some goats left in the moat. Sheep for the pasture for living water. Goats for empty useless cans without any meat, to eat, that are rusty and rotting. His children hear his voice, they live in the truth, that sets them free. So you can’t be like the devil’s that shake and tremble at the name of jesus in fear, your not made for any other overall purpose than to be his child, not a child for wrath, to be a vessel of clay he uses not a vessel of destruction for the devil. One or the other will happen, there are two paths to travel, but one you must take, you must choose, you must take the steps and walk them out. If they are footprints in the sand. Then you should know jesus is with you. You can’t disagree with God when it comes to healing, imagine if the sick girl, or the sick guy, the blind or the leper refused God’s healing or Jesus did not happen to come and lay his hand on them. They would still be sick, you can’t disagree with God, being the best doctor in the world, no sick man would ever do that, who wants to be sick, hospitals are for reviving dead men, if they have them. It is not in us…we call 911 if we have to. We don’t hang up, we call right away. Lazurus come forth, he did when the rock rolled away to his grave. When the wolf came to blow the little pigs house down to the ground. His house was made of stray, a house made on the sand. God doesn’t want that for you man. He wants you blessed by every promise me made, that he is the only way, trust and obey. For every knee shall bow, and every tounge confess that he alone is Lord, almighty prince Jehovah, prince of Peace, the living father, king jesus. When Jesus told Noah it was going to flood, it did, Noah couldn’t disagree with it. Pharoh could, but only for a while, about letting God’s people go. He realized that he too couldn’t even disagree with God. So when it comes to bondage, he will free you. He did so many times with peter and paul, and with his very own son. Jesus told everyone, I will rise again, that this cup of my father’s will pass, this anger he has on sin, won’t keep me even unforgiven. All the sin in the world could not keep an innocent God in the grave, for more than 3 days. It was going to happen, Jesus couldn’t disagree with it, he said, if it is possible remove this cup, but it wasn’t. He had to be risen from the grave, jesus loved him to much, he had to tell mary magedelena and his mother sweet mary, he loved them from the first day from the grave, show thomas the hands, that I did this for you, I love you, my main man. For he does, thomas didn’t doubt anymore at this time, his disagreement with all the others that had seen him, already, had ended. The truth had set him free too, there in the room, was jesus, then back out on the mt. of olives with all the other disciples that followed…those 300-500 people, knew that when jesus said he would come back again, as he said he was making a promise and it would most certainly happen, and will come to pass. We can’t disagree with it, it will happen. The devil can’t tell God, I want to stay here, on earth and get away with that at will. No he doesn’t control his life, not anymore, when he brought sin into heaven and into this world. God only does with his most certain judgement, that he has only to look forward to the bottomless pit. Where he can’t harm a hair on anyone’s head that bears the name of Jesus on there heart as well as there lips. He was kicked out of heaven, out of Job’s life, out of peter, when he repented from ubbelief in the king. Consquences are agreements, that happen when we sin or when we get saved, they will be either ones of blessing and joy, or of suffering and lost. Ones enternal for good or for what would be enternally bad. Don’t get lost, don’t disagree, come around, from the influence to the influence of Joy, where your struggles no longer have to be more. You can’t disagree with a God that said, let there be light, no man has been able to turn off the sun, as if it were a lamp of light in the house you could. You must come around, to joy, and forever more. God’s way or the rest of the highway. In heaven cars don’t rust down there and the car and gas you get is yours to keep and for free, but here those things cost a handful of debt…they arn’t for free rust and end in the junkyard. When will you get in agreement with God for the good, when will you stop loving money, living in the root of all sin, and start loving jesus, and be in the center of your family’s attention. Your appreciation shouldn’t have to be from a city judge that descides that you must take anger management or AA group or classesd. You shouldn’t have to be strung out drunk with a baseball bat, that is not God’s will. His will be done, God’s will. Goodwill for your life. Where love is there in abundance, pleasures forever more…one after the other of abudant blessings that flow like a river or rich peace. You can’t dissagree with God, God answers prayer for the prayers of the righteous man, availith much. It is a guarantte, they avail much, those that pray those that are living in God’s light in his sight. You can’t change it. Try throwing a leaf in the air, and controlling it like a remote control car, you can’t. It first doesn’t run on batteries, and then wind blows it around because it knows it is very light. That is the law of nature, and this is the law of God, you can’t disagree with him. He will seperate the sheep from the goats, he will throw those that take the mark of the beast into the lake of fire, those that have there names written in the lamb’s book of life will be saved. He was and still is the light of the world, the light of all of the entire place of heaven so majestically great made. You can’t stop it, you can’t place the stars in the sky only his hands can hold them. There is nothing you can do, then to be children that rejoice in the truth, that God made you, to love you. That to come and follow him, all the way and into heaven. To live happily ever after, amen. Those that get saved, get healed, get risen from the grave, don’t disagree with God. Only those that do, don’t ever realize how good the good news is. So please be apart of it, don’t reject the promises, don’t take the pride of life as christ. Don’t go unforgiven, don’t live in unforgiveness, don’t let 777 sins way you down, let the Lord take your back back of books away to make you a real genuis today. It’s for free, it doesn’t cost as much as college does. Jesus is the way the truth and the life. John 14: 9; as that old hymn, says…”Trust and obey, there is no other way.”
The British Our Coming, and So is the Lord Jesus : In the year 1775, and on the evening and well into the night of April 18th, came Paul Revere, one of the patriots we most revere, here in the usa, as he rode all the way from Charlestown, to Lexington. Telling all he could by shouts of alarm, and the clammer of sudden and rough midnight knocking that he gave to the doors he clobbered, after his horse blazed through the streets and up that trail. To warn others like Samuel, that British boats have made their homes at foreign ports. It was a warning, that we should not have to succumb to the same bondage of debtors prison, of imprisonment or death, do to our faith in not worshipping catholic stone statues, or a king of England that thinks he is God. That those that give as the bible says, and have been indebted to it, don’t have to suffer bondage but the blessings that are spoken in the bible for such living and acts of kindness. It is a warning, this message serves as a note to tell you that a certain danger is coming and this is how you are to prepare in order to be safe, to be saved, this message goes out with purpose, that those that hear and apply and receive the instruction, the message, put the pieces of its lesson together, to come to a viable end, a means that has a purpose so profound that it deflects the horrible occurrence from happening to them or to their people that may include their friends, your family, or both. Such is the case we found in scripture that supports this matter, let us please go together and read: 1 Thessalonians 3:13so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. And 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Notice it says in both scriptures that Jesus is Coming, that is the message the warning, and well the result should be as mentioned in both verses here, that your soul and heart, and body might be blameless without sin. So isn’t that the case here my friend, let us go to Ephesians 6: 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, which you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. So that nothing can go to rotten are heart, no dart of the devil to cause it to harden, as scripture says that the holy spirit comes in to make it soft to receive his word, the opposite of that, what the enemy does, not the side that fights the enemy. If you have ever seen the movie, the patriot you will see two sides fighting one that wears blue the other red. One that burns and kills kids and homes, the other that doesn’t but desires to run away and hide their kids away from those horrors. God’s warning is given so, well people may not take the mark of the beast, as mentioned in revelation, so they don’t have to go to hell. The warning happens first so that the good side the side that is humble that doesn’t seek to imprison but to be forgiven. The side that seeks to bring healing, and not break the ten commandment of killing someone, keeps the commandments of God the faith and goes to heaven. In advance, that won’t succumb to that. In scripture it says if it was possible even the very elect would be deceived, well it is not because the word of God is a whole entire book or warnings of a message that says and tells us all, to receive Jesus and be healed and go to heaven, or not, and go to the bottom of a bottomless pit, and where even hell gets thrown in to a lake of fire and worst when you thought couldn’t get worst, actually, really does, no joke. I liked how John The Baptist, warned people to repent that Jesus was coming to get baptized they were those that did, like Jesus when he came fulfilling that prophecy as he will in coming again. But all the while the Romans the Pharisees did not just like in the last days when the antichrist and his army and his followers the idol worshippers to his image as those that were for king nebcazzor that bowed before his image, did not, get baptized. Get saved, instead blasphemed the lord, took a tattoo that can’t come off. That marks you marks all the way into your heart. If your like one of those, well today be warned. This is just another warning to the truths in God’s word that will happen. And guess what, when Paul made that journey on horse back, those that took it up seriously got armed, and then went and ready to fight using the time they had tell they British came with the real fight not just the boxer ring announcers forecasting it, but the real thing happening after the bell has sounded, were ready. And won because of that, just like the saints win, in the end, when they are saved by Jesus blessed return, because they were told to put their trust in jesus, and did. As the Shofars sounded the alarm in Jericho, in advance and the walls came torned down, they had been warning the inhabatits living within Jericho within 7 days at the sounds of all the trumphets, that the walls would collapse, one got the message, rahab. Just like soon, the angels in heaven will come with trumphets like those, again, to make the walls of all the nations that did not serve or proclaim him, Jesus as our king, to fall as well, to the same similiar fate of a horrible destruction, to a memory that is no more. In advance, to warn that Jesus Reigns for always. So the devil couldn’t touch them, mark them, with a nuclear bomb, or by the mark of the beast, because how could that fire or permanent marker ball point pen, get through that armor Jesus christ gave them, gave us, as mentioned in Ephesians as we read, earlier on. It is impossible. They were the survivors, the ones that took the warning to heart and got ready to do something positive about it, getting a good result. Jesus is with us, as he was in the fire for those that did not bow, to that idol set up by Nebezzazor, that will be set up once again by the antichrist that even speaks in the coming last day, since we have robots and toys that can do so by plug in sockets to the walls or batteries built right in, their body frame. Don’t bow, you get Jesus in the fire, besides the armor that is more reason that you can’t fail. You won’t be defeated if you take the message the warning to heart. So it can be blameless, not scorched by fire that because you have guarded your heart as the bible says, where the well springs of life flow. Adam and eve, were warned, in the bible, that is a message a warning to us, that the British our coming, that the devil will try to come and enslave us to sin, but let us leave the British debtors prison, let us leave the tree of knowledge of life and death as Jesus said. So that the devil who may be able to destroy the body can’t destroy the soul, so Jesus knows that are names are in the lamb’s book of life, so we can get a new body one that is risen with him in the great resurrection day. Not one that goes to hell, where the devil and his beast had come from just to go back there again. Let their be a change, of heart not times. The beast comes to do that, but jesus our lives. If our lives are not changed the times in our lives wouldn’t matter. How could they be, when if bar after bar, scene we go, drunk as ever, but not going home, having a real change of scenery, in now we have a family to see, to be with. That is a real change the one the lord wants to take place. He doesn’t want us without a personal relationship of really knowing him, for who he is. He wants us to bow in prayer, in terrific praise, worship that just absolute loves him. For worthy is the lamb, as the elders go about singing along with the all the adorable angels in heaven. On the news every day, something is out there to warn us of a health epidemic like swine flu, (so we wouldn’t need to or have to get it, and the desire to, would be gone, by his might, his spirit that can do nothing other, while men’s strength may be a peril to their own detriment) or the socialistic agenda of the president failing and falling in the polls, and thank God, because let every man be called a liar, that denies the power of only the one Lord, Jehovah, our Jesus. Our heavenly father. It is because Jesus has set the captives free, he fought the good fight of faith so we would win and not be imprisoned, that the militia men, the revolutionary fighters that fought for the independence of a nation, would never be imprisoned also once again by the iron bars, of enslavement to debt to religious prejudice and strife. That is why the iron curtain was broken not only in the temple of God, when he died but after he rose, in the land of the former soviet union, that after a Stalin had slain thousands of innocent Christians, well freedom of worship rang out and reign truth. That death can’t overcome the good that the darkness must flee right out of the site of guaranteed granted day, given to us from the most high, on high from the sky, not on loan, but forever in the new city as the temple of his worth. So it is now time, for people to put on the armor of God, stand firm in the freedom they have received, to walk the path all the way to the end. To pick up their muskets and shoot, to be non violent in their protests, whether poor or rich, enemy of the state, or just of the good. Because the battle will soon be over, and your soul soon saved, from the choices you made. From being warned, again and again, with the surging surrounding base sounds coming from tilting drudging fog horns like those that rang off the coast of an invasion of an evasive army’s onslaught and hot pursuit of the enemy that dug itself into the trenches along the banks of sandy hill, called Normandy. That thought the day would never come that their oppression of innocent men, would be taken. And rightly so. Like a game that has ended, after the last level’s been beaten. Amen.
Presence of Heaven : In the Presence of heaven there is the absence of fear. It is our present. One we get to keep for all time, to cherish for all its worth.
Today, times are very fearful for many, but what happens when we go to God’s word to seek the real truth of the matter, not only for our entire life, but how it will be lived, in God’s sight. Will we be afraid or not? Jesus came to his disciples once, and said to them, “Do not be afraid” while he walked on water towards them, to stop the rumbling of a strong storm. For the weapons of our warfare our mighty to pulling down of strongholds, as st. paul put it. It is because we don’t use guns, those kill…the flesh…but Jesus heals it. When have you seen the rev. billy graham or any real caring Christian ever carrying a pistol and using it on someone, never ever, have I. It is because it is the certain proof we have nothing to fear anywhere…we go, with God. Nothing can separate us from the love of God, not the devil, and not time itself as we wait to see his beloved face. Dancing in the days of heaven…we will spend there, so soon, to great music and tunes. No not anything, can harm us, not the snakes or their deadly poison, st. paul was the proof of that when one bit him only to be thrown into the fire by day, by his hand, because Jesus was with him.
Listen, did moses, get shot with machine guns? No, they were not any of them, around, he was safe in his basket, as a baby, flowing down the river all the way to Pharaoh’s house…and he did not die from bullet wounds, the bible says.
Did david get nuked, by a barrage of ballistic nuclear carrying missiles? Of course not, he died of old age in his castle, with his wife and son, by his side.
Did, Abraham, Issac or Jacob, no where in scripture says they suffered a mortal, wound…or had to be healed from one, because they were always healed in God’s love, they walked in faith, not frustration, with the horrible pace of darkness, that fear causes us to run from, where was the ambulance then if that was the case? No where, no where in scripture, no where to be seen, because they had almighty God, on their behalf and out on the scene, protecting them.
Remember, this my friends, as times get tough, as we are lead to leaders to share our faith, or have those leaders call us by horrific names, today, for our faith in God.
Remember, Jesus will take us home, just like Lazarus, by raising us too from the dead to go straight up, and into heaven to live, most marvelously and wonderfully, as that is how we are too also made, as all good things in the precious sight of Christ.
The Vineyard Wine – A Message On Hope : Hope has its advantages, when it comes to caring for God’s time. When we sit back and see the beach, before us, if we are indeed on foot by its shore. We will see that jesus loves us around the clock, and so some of you, full time. It takes leaps and bounds into the quantum physics of time, forcing the roots of angry bites of both bitterness and despair, to fully surrender to the refugee that has fled lands both torn and ruined. To become an ambassador to every one of God’s strengths. Hope’s faithful targets, are the attributes to every kind gift a man receives, from God, they flourish with the nutrition that the gardener gives it, the one known as Christ, able to withstand every push that the enemy would bring beyond the door. Hope has a bridge, the one that carries the river’s waters through the arm and shoulders of the valley it is nested in-between by. Both hill sides see the water, in-between the valley ready to be farmed, so they may launch a tug boat that sings, and whistles bringing in the harvest grain from afar. Imagine a bridge that was not built across, a dam, bringing men along with peace right out into the wide open blue sea, as they have been traveling. Friend, a Bridge was used from the grave. Just for you, to wipe away all your troubled times from the past, pain in the midst of disease, he wipes this away, like tears with a broomstick. Because he absolutely, leaned into hope, took it in full stride, for all its worth, drove right straight into its path, and dove in, falling in on purpose to persuade you to the truth, that he is madly in love with you, crazy about you, with all kindness, and all forms and fashions of its goodness, held terrifically so, in your whereabouts, that you will be with him, for ever in heaven, he knows where you are, knows your soul, and that your whisper of repentance is more than ready to wipe away, all years spent in regret not following him. In Disputable Evidence, that reveals that the sword’s fires can’t quench love’s most tangible flame, that is distinguished by matchless furry. Rain, can’t soak far enough into its caverns. Every hour, needless as they may seem to be. Quiet dandelions, some may think to be weeds, may be by them, swaying near the base of the trees in the middle east. They linger on with hope, carried by children, the shephard’s sheep, that keep their smiles all along. God’s gift of hope was plunged into our tomorrows, so that they would be swell. Bringing in all the joys that use this as cord to get to its summit. Where the light shines brighter in the reality of things that no eye has seen or mind has imagined until now. To the very point, of truth, where disasters must go, and the deepest depression must all disappear. Linger no further, brother as it reads in: Job 27:8 about what happens to our enemies or bullies, that have seemed to prevent the rain or been providing the shame : For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off, when God takes away his life? This happens; because they’re nothing ever certain to them, hope had lost its advantages, meanings to the characters of his holiness, where no more, no restraint was placed upon the lad. Laid to keep this man from wasting his days in keeping with pagan rituals of no benefit in this life or the next of course. It would have been better for this man to play golf on one of those to have his nuce around his neck like the bible says. It is not too late, now, we must lay hold and proclaim that revival is what we want, for this man for his family, to lay down our life in prayer, as a servant, help nourish with a visit even at the hour of midnight, so that a most certain hope that has found the creature restored to where it lives well with the promises of God fulfilled. Cheers in jest, with no fears to bother us, in fact!
Making the Psalms Your Song : What impact are you making on perdition? Has Sin, been removed, where only love can be seen, in your life? Is it in your heart and not a mere fact of fiction? Jesus, has made the way, where their was no way, to make love the only possible route you can take to heavenly highways, ones you can drive in chariots of fires on, spotting sporty angel wings, to streams that you can fish with ease. When King David and Hezekiah, wrote the Psalms, they were not just lullabies, that would put babies to sleep, but would awaken the soul, bring it to light in God’s mind and in your eyes, that you were created for something special, for the purposes of enjoying more good things, indeed made for you, made for the kingdom of God, rejoicing. What whisper, is still here? all but have disappeared; because God wants you to sing a new song, to listen to his word in song, in the new testament the church sang this in speech, it is in our services it comes before our sermons, (after even sometimes too). What else would we do? In heaven we were created to sing and dance, to worship in a spirit and in truth, one that reveilles in truth, does what God’s says. It is the key to obedience. In scripture trumpets where used to help us dance, the lute and lire, used to thank the lord with a shout of our voice, for the good things he has done. The cymbals were used to praise God as the angels would proclaim one that was saved. Laughter and shouts dance for joy, praising his name, sharing the joy with Jesus, the glory that is ours and the 24 elders, those seated on thrones, bowing before the king of kings with palms and crowns laying them down, as the rocks in heaven our crying out. Holy Holy is the Lord almighty. In scripture their was even a place set up and built just for worship it was : Tabernacle of David — David established a worship ministry in which he set 4,000 musicians and 288 prophetic singers before the Ark of the Covenant (1 Chronicles 15:1; 16:1–6; 23:5; 25:7; 37–42). The “restoration of the Tabernacle of David” refers to Jesus establishing His Throne in Jerusalem at the Second Coming and ruling the Earth in context to prayer and worship (Amos 9:11–15; Isaiah 56:7) So it is of importance, as it was also important for victory in war as seen in: Joshua 6:4-5 4 Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat,  and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.” Or to get free from the bonds of cold bars in prison: In the book of Acts 16:25-26 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened. What are your dreams, are they to dance before the king, is it to watch what Moses saw, when he had to choose a wife, by the hand maidens of his father in law there in the desert of the midianites? Have you seen what I have seen, in the movie Ten Commandments, when Moses after seeing all his daughters dancing, had to choose one to marry, they seemed to all be pretty, was that the important part, or was it the worship with music and song, the heart full of gratitude that a man such as him, be chosen for such a great graceful gift of faith, received. Of course, because it was repeated time and time again when the Persian king had to choose Esther for queen, she surely danced, what won his affection, was it not the way Salome danced before king herod that gave him what she wanted. Of course, worship in dance, the way King David did in the nude, may not be what you had in mind. This was the picture however of what was on display and happening in the Garden of Eden. Picture what was surely missing in the garden of Eden, the proper way to explain, that if they’re was rejoicing there, eve may have not been so busy to eat of such rotten fruit, and have her husband join him in that. Dancing with the stars….or on the planet mars, with God, it is better than dancing with any rhythm at all. Be blessed as you make the Psalms your song, or praise, today.
Honey Pot!! : Have you ever seen a Honey pot? It jus sits there, being a glass, being an empty glass dish until you put something in it like Honey. And then guess what happens next, you go ahead and put a dipstick, in the jar. And it sits there to, just being a real dipstick in a jar. It doesn’t get removed until someone wants some honey on their toast. On top of the melting butter, someone had put their just a few minutes before, right there on top. It just sits, there if you put the whole can of it in your hand, that glass jar, it will just stay there, so you can stare at it, it is saying look at me please, doing nothing else, that dipstick wants you to take a bite of honey, a snack, perhaps for a meal for 4 or more. That pot wants nothing more than to be that honey, it was made for. The dipstick, the jar, and the honey all look as though they are one, and happy to be there all together, they are not kicking and screaming at each other, like some humans do. You don’t see the stick jump out of the jar on its own! Its sticky and its stuck to the jar to the honey. Like it likes it wants to always be there, and will only be removed until you move it. Now let us gather together and join up in reading: Matthew 3:4 Now John wore a garment of camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Mark 1:6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. Imagine john getting wild in the wilderness, a bit, grabbing and getting a stick, he would stir up all the buzzing bees with, at the hive, he had to take a dive to get in it, he liked it. He liked honey he matter of fact loved the stuff. Jesus made it, it wasn’t the tree in the Garden of Eden God said you couldn’t eat; this was what you put on the bread of life. This was something God made that was good to eat; it was sweet first off all. You didn’t see any security guards blocking the view. The hive may have had just a few bees, he got it, he got there, he got some of it. It was like gold, better than butter to him; it may have looked like gold, he just had to get some. The bible doesn’t say he got stung, because the Lord says do not fear, I am here. I am your protector, God protected his people in times of both bondage and war, in the Old Testament and now, John from the bees, he protected david from King saul and his sheep flock from the lions and bears in the mountains of the Jordan river valley hills. What will you get stuck with, what will you lick that is sweet, will it be honey, also. Will it be something you find in the bible, let’s read on together these scriptures that repeat themselves? Exodus 3:8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Exodus 3:17 and I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.”’ Exodus 13:5 And when the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep this service in this month. Exodus 33:3 Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.” Imagine, that it is like God, getting carried away with himself, he keeps telling us, his people there is a land flowing with milk and honey, you are my vessels my jars, I want to fill to the brim with my sweet holy spirit. I want to fill you overflowing reaping joy. He is telling us, there is a honey pot in our house in our kitchen, and to get carried off with it. He wants us to grab a stick and get messy with it. He wants us, sticky, he wants us to look at that honey jar, and think it is liquid gold, a real fine treasure. Get honey, its like milk get milk, and go ahead and drink it. Put them all together and see what you come up with, it is better than taking a college chemistry course. Use the scientific method, here. Put a stick in a jar, with honey, your that jar. Put honey on your toast, some slobber over the thought, some drip it onto their t-shirts, its ok, its honey, God made honey. God made you some honey. Hallelujah Amen. Winnie the pooh gots a jar of it, how about you?
Really Resurrected!!! (The stations of Christ Ascension) : St. Gregory the great, long time ago, did something for the Catholic Church, he came up with the stations of the cross, seen in every catholic church along the sides of its walls, today. They give you the real imagery of what the disciples and all the people saw, when Jesus was crucified, both Jew and roman, alike. They stand as statues, showing Christ’s time in pain and agony, without one rock crying out, without a palm being placed and layed before his feet as king. The pictures show herod and Pilate condemning him, or hearing his case. Then his whipping, to the crown of thorns being placed upon his head. To the time, he had to say it was finished when God took his spirit and both storm and earthquake came, to tear the iron curtain, all you see is what happened before he was placed into the grave. In these pictures of Christ, that the catholic church flaunts and shows off, like a God of death and suffering, one that the devil seems to have brought defeat is not what is really important here, but that our Lord was raised from the dead, just as he said. Right when he went to sleep the stone was rolled away by many mighty angels. He appeared to Mary Magdalena then as a Gardener, he appeared in the room of his followers showing Doubting Thomas his hands. Feel, here and their, for I am alive and what a thrill, no more did he carry the cross, he never would again or go back into the cave they called a tomb of death. He would make the saints awake and walk around town, for 50 days, he appeared to 500 or so people, before he ascended from the mount of olives, into the clouds to say he would come back again someday. Those are about 4-5 pictures of a risen cross half the amount the of the Stations of the Cross that show Christ struggling for breathe for the sanctity of life. His head not appearing on a platter, like his cousin’s John nor his fetus on a picture on a pro-life protestors sign, ugly and sick. No dear friend, he was risen, and he keeped it short and lived sweet simple. He did not make it complicated he just rose back from the dead told his friends he was going to heaven, all Like he said, and guess what, it all happened. He didn’t have another trial or another imprisonment after that, he went to the throne, as king of kings and lord of lords. He is the king of the jews. He is coming back to save you. He knows he loves you, with no doubt, with unquenchable joy. You’re his favorite. He has got the big toys waiting for you., he had gone all out for you. He has got rid of the cross for you, so you will find heaven, a great resurrection day in the way plan for you, that is the best holiday to ever celebrate. Will conclude with this portion of scripture it says, as it reads in: 1 Thessalonians 4 The Coming of the Lord 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord,  that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Love is like a theme park, ride! : First let me say, “Love is Fun” It is suppose to be. God is not bound to anything except his amazing love for us. So, now let us begin by reading,1 Corinthians 13 The Way of Love it says as you follow with me, now as we read together: 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,  but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;  6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. So, in God’s great amusement park of heaven, made for his kids, there is plenty of fun. They are a lot of different rides, to play with, to get up on. To see, if your tall enough to ride. Ones that buckle you in and keep you safe, if your riding on a roller coaster you won’t fall out of it and get crunched. Up on God’s mountain there is that roller coaster, that when it goes up, it goes up with Grace, not with envy, but with kindness you can boast about, not with any strife, that would leave you with a stomach ache, when it takes its fall, and goes much faster it does with the kindness of love, for there sitting next with you, is your date. Your both having fun, your both going in circles, both rejoicing yelling about it screaming, it tickles. You get off of that one to go walk to another one, and get off on that, to ride on that one, now, perhaps it is a merrily go- round, the merry go round of love and happiness. You get on a horse, called meekness, it take you up and down so gentle goes in circles back and forth, you’re their with your kids, your family, and added twist, for a good time. Their Your mom, may have given you a kiss on the cheek that made you blush, telling her to stop it, if you remembered. You get in for free you can stay all day, for love is patient and kind. It costs nothing to give or to get. You can afford it. You move to another ride, the great big giant slide or perhaps it is the big giant Ferris wheel facing you, you got enough extra tickets for this, to play donkey Kong to latter on. You win an elephant ear or a stuffed teddy bear, for your spouse. You’re at the fair. The love is sweet it is in the air. It is why your here. Having fun, all day long, for love is fun, because it is both kind and gentle, you don’t get beat up, you don’t leave the rides beat up and bruised. That would be no fun at all for me and you. That is not why we come. We come to have fun, to be swept off our feat about something, the way the rides make us feel. The way love does. We get on, we get a high, we get a adrenaline rush, we shout for joy, perhaps it’s too much, we don’t care, because it doesn’t hurt us. We are safe kept that way time and time again. A concert we hear is playing in the back ground music from Jars of clay or the newsboys. Rain Rain on my head, it hasn’t stopped raining for days, it is raining now, perhaps because there is a flood coming a storm was forecast that day, but love is there, we pray, and all those miserable things we see just vanish away. These rides were made from the plenty fruits of the spirit, we find in the book of Galatians. It is bumper cars. We get into them, with our friends; it is like the go kart races. Mike, David, Chris, are all their, we got our engines started, the cap gun shoots, we go, we are filled with the spirit, we are having fun, in the rides of heaven, in God’s kingdom there is fullness of joy, there is an amusement park of fun, of love. With your best friend, in the joy of the Holy Spirit. It is better than six flags, and it’s because you can afford it. Jesus is the ticket. He made it for you to have fun being with him. It is better than the one that Pinocchio had when he spent Christmas away from his conscience, away from his family, turning into a real donkey. It is where all the Disney characters come to life in Christ. Where we get new hope a blessed hope, that the rides won’t rust, and they won’t break down, the buckle won’t loose or fall off, to make us fall. It is where we going bungee jumping, Hallelujah….we are having fun, in love, in Christ, this is living the life, of real fun. Rides, slides, Water parks, full of splashes, smiles, in the fullness of days lived in God’s presence and might.
He Doesn’t Forget Us : He doesn’t forget about us, he doesn’t leave us in the gutter, all alone, lost and in the cold, away from the home of real warmth for the soul, made with shutters, so we won’t jitter, from the bitter frost of snow. When he appeared to all the disciples, to show them his nail scared hands. It was the proof Thomas, and all of them needed, that he kept his word. That the wonderful good that he did for them, was not forgotten. He said he would come to them again, and he did. Because he didn’t forget, his hands will always save them. He will never ever forget to arrive on time., on schedule, when he went to hell, when many before that should would, he came to grab the keys of death with the heart of his forgiveness, for those that may have sinned time and time again, but needed his holy spirit to free them from the such bonds of oppression and enslavement to sin. His mighty work, freed them. Setting the prison doors open, setting the captives free, to be free for all eternity indeed. He says he will come again, he embraces this, he relishes that day, it is the core and at the very center of his values. God won’t forget to. Time and time again, he put it in his word, on his calendar to mark his schedule that he won’t ever forget to come back, riding on a white horse, in the clouds. Some dads if not most, from one time or to another or perhaps again and again, have difficulty remembering what is important, to pick up their kids from school perhaps. So they wouldn’t have to walk home in the muddy and stormy, wet dirty streets. Or forget their cell phone to call the wife, from work, to say, that they love them, so sweet. But our Good God, has not fallen, as we have. He is not as human as our faults can carry us, time and time again, forgetting that he is a most wonderful God. He never forgets to take care of his kids. To trust them, with his blessings and care. He put it in his word, on his calendar. His word, so he won’t ever forget, he can’t. He won’t forget to spank the devil out of this earth and out of our lives, as he did out of heaven, and it’s blessed wonderful light in the love of eternal life. To the most farthest out reaches of hell. Where only the good shepherd can go, to gather the lost black sheep from the very midst of brier prickly bushes, from the brushes of death. To redeem the time, that was lost from our lives. To save the soul, from sin that had taken them away from the most holy heavenly place. The adversary has gone no longer hindering us, he may had come as a roaring lion to seek whom he may devour, but now running away as a cowardly crook, with his tail between his hind legs, he left heaven, so he will leave you. He got kicked out, and so will sin from your life, if you don’t ever let go from God’s glory. So, like when mother said, “don’t you worry!” He doesn’t ever forget to take out the trash, even if we do, in another words, leaving us all in some sort of smelly room, none of us would be amused. He didn’t forget to walk on water to get to his friends, so he won’t ever forget to bring peace as the prince of peace, right into your life, for those whose life of faith puts a smile on his face, and pleases his grace. He won’t forget to turn the tide, the page to our lives, so that the avanclache that may cave in, would have us doomed, that would fall, doesn’t leave us, from falling to the ground, or hurting us at all. Those that put their full and faithful trust in him.He doesn’t forget to keep his word, the stars from shining in there place. He didn’t forget about Noah, to keep his safe, or from flooding the world just as he said, to keep his word, to remove the flood of sins from staining grace. When parents have trouble remembering to pick up their child from baseball practice, time and time again, Christ will never forget from just showing up, to anyone of our tee-ball games on Sat. or from football games played on Sundays. He reminds us time and time again, he sure does love us, and with all his heart. He doesn’t forget his word, not never, he wrote it down for all to see. He spoke from the book of Isaiah in the old testament, because he came to be a fulfillment of what it said, that are sins our forgiven, he did it time and time again, in Mathew, Mark, Luke or in John. He will be a fulfillment again, when he comes back like he said he would, to catch us up into the air, in that blessed hope all that cherish his voice, have. When the trumpet sounds, and all that hear his voice, that know his voice, have kept his word in there hearts, are rescued by the word he kept, when he says, “Come Up Hither” In the twinkling of an eye, so fast no devil could ever gasp for air, or grab away, the man, that has put his trust, in the care and compassion of only his hands have. He won’t turnaround or make a u-turn, like a tornado does, on a war path of destruction, he comes instead to set up his merry big kingdom just for us, if so and when he does, it is to take us past the gates made of pearl. To the joyful jubilee of an arrival into blessed eternity, he is like superman, with a cape, as the son of a carpenter who would promise us a mansion built with doors of fine jasper, to rubies up from the ground floor, up for the better exchange for our sin, since the wages of sin is death, a life from the stinch of drugs like meth. We rejoice with all the praise God his name. With the trumpets from angels blowing with triumphant, that God has not forgotten us, not one of us, not never. Not ever. Amen, so be it, to that. When night is overtaken by the light of his marvelous day at the end of days, gloriously appearing on the last day. When the angels our dancing and rejoice with song, when they sing. That God has not forgotten to save the one that called upon his name, to be pleasantly saved. We won’t either forget, nor will we ever, for now where he is, so will we always be with him, and be reminded of the true stories, in his word, of the days when Jesus when he walked upon the earth, with our fellow man, that he to, also raised them from the tomb of the dead, just like with us, so with our friends, for he is not a respecter of persons, what he has done for them, he shall also do for us, as his word has said, do you remember? Remember, when Jesus, came and was told by Jarvis that his daughter laid dying, well in the days that were to past, he had not forgotten about that, that he would come, and lay his hand, on the poor child. To say she is awake, and she was only sleeping, to come to Lazarus laid coffin, in the marbleized rock along the broken hillside. To say come forth, your friends, have not forgotten you, they have not forgotten as well as I that, I am the one that health you. That we are your friends, and that I am your savior, that we love you, that your family cares, that you have a home, with us, here and tell you arrive to eternal life. He didn’t forget to raise the dead, then. And he won’t when he comes back again. Those that believe, those that come to ask him, too. Those that would wait, on the lord, or have forgotten. That Jesus won’t that, he will come just as he said he would, because he keeps every promise. He keeps every rose bud, from birth to bloom. That he brings the sun up in early morning, when we can’t or when we forget to turn out the lights to save on our energy bill at night, he won’t. He can’t. He is a God, which never ever will forget to be good to us, and repeat it over and over again, every time, when it matters, or matters the most to us. What we sow, we also shall reap, and he is the Lord of the harvest, and will make sure, that if we don’t remember to harvest the grain he will, at harvest time, to an abundant one. Such as was with all those that go before the Lord on that great day, when the Lord will say, welcome thy faithful servant into the place prepared for you, for I had not forgotten, that when you came to visit the prisoner, or come to help the sick or give the thirsty some water to drink, that you were doing it for me, I remember that, I haven’t forgotten, because you hadn’t forgotten to do what by word said, to cloth the naked to feed the hungry and starving widow, or orphaned. He said in his word, he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him, seek his face. For the soul winner, he said he will give him a crown, to where, up there. Because he didn’t forget to go about baptizing them in the name of Jesus, making disciples of all men, just as Jesus had said. He didn’t forget to cry, as Jesus didn’t forget to die, for the souls of men. As it says in scripture : 2 Timothy 4:8
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. And in: 1 Peter 5:4 (concludes with,)
And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. So God hadn’t forgotten to do with this mighty man like Gideon and this man, hadn’t forgotten to come and follow him, like st. paul or peter, when he was asked by the son of man, whether riding on a horse all the way to Damascus, or while lounging all around in his boat, out fishing for the day. He didn’t forget to save Germany from a tyrant’s fumes or nasty foggy tomb. He won’t ever forget you, too. He loves you. He remembers that everyday, with love. With trust, that you will too. Someday, you will be rescued, by a similar message if not with the same one, that he gave lot, by the angel Gabriel and his lot, that Sodom will fall, in days. Don’t forget, we will come back to remind, you. To take you away from this horrible place, of sin and homosexuality, to a promise land, perhaps to the valleys of Canaan or like to Alaska a great 50th state. Where I will be your God, and you my Child, a president or a power in this world may forget to do that, and often, but with God, nothing will separate us from his good love, that goes about doing the impossible, not forgetting that it is so, to bring the calm to the raging tides, blowing by, to take away all the read and itchy pieces of man made pride ,that is not anything like grandmothers wonderful baked cherry pie, from our dreary weary eyes. Where your daughters will be safe, and have the hope of living free from sin, from the shooting shocks of sulfur-ized brimstones from the terribly stormy skies of judgment and wrath, from the hail that fell like rain for pharaoh and Egypt, when they would not let his people, Go. Jesus had not forgotten, his Hebrew people their, he told Moses that, when he had asked. He kept on keeping his word and with it so, he will keep on loving you. So this tells you and me, that he doesn’t forget to let the light, shine, when the sun is out; that he won’t ever soon forget the numbers of the hairs on your head, to keep them all growing then. We will close with this, he didn’t forget to die, he sure didn’t forget to rise. He died for your sins, because he rose again, to take those that repent right into heaven. Amen.
Truth in Love, all of us Trust : Speaking the Truth in Love What does the bible really have to say about Us: Speaking the Truth in Love our theme’s passage is found in: Ephesians 4:15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, The truth must be said, it must be done, at all cost. It is with the mouth that we confess that Jesus is Lord, and out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Someday soon, as the bible has spoken with plain truth, every knee shall bow, in love, and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, of the truth. For he has been and always will be the way. A God of only perfected love that can only produce life’s most perfect peace. Love the truth. Love Love. For that is all he does, and all you will be doing, and Nothing else, Nothing more. The scriptures tell us that angels were made to be God’s messengers his flames of fire. That means they tell the truth in love. This happened when an angel was sent to tell Daniel, the truth about the future. That Jesus was going to save the nation of Israel someday because he loves his people. Heralder of Good news, when Gabriel appeared to both Mary and Joseph, telling them they were going to fall in love and were in for a treat, they were going to have a sweet baby Jesus. Who will be savior, and lord. It happened, because the angels were their telling the truth, from the mouths of babes, sort of speak; sharing words of caring, unhindered by caressing love, done with hugs, in action. When the angel of the Lord did this, sent to Abraham to tell him that he was going to have a son in old age, to add an addition to his big growing family, or servants, maidens, and so forth. To John the Baptist father that he would be born. To the shepherds, when they sang songs in an angelic choir the song, Joy to the world, the Lord has come, that was truth, too….that Jesus was being born in Bethlehem, in a stable in swaddling clothes. To Enemies: The Bible says to love our enemies, to give to them, mercy to clean and wash their feet, when we see them in need. To Children: To respect your elders, to honor your parents. To not let them despise you of your age, and provoke you to wrath. As Paul said to the young pastor timothy. To the Pharisee’s, they were hypocrites, when it would be best, for them, to tie a nuke around his neck then hinder the kids from entering into God’s delightful kingdom, of his full of precious heavenly mercy. What the bible has to say about us: -As Believers those that confess their sins, receive God’s forgiveness. The ones that confess with their mouth that Jesus is lord with their whole heart that Jesus is the only one that can save them from slavery to hell’s wants and needs. -As Neighbors: To love as ourselves, to meet their needs along with ours, that this is real community, that of those that gathered together for the 50 days leading to Pentecost, or from the days after Christ was risen to the days of his accession. Showing that he was alive, that there is no fear in dieing. Telling others that they will be with him soon. That he wasn’t going to loose them, that they were his sheep he was indeed their marvelous shepherd and the wolves will not harm them, they are all in his view. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Since he is the truth, then that tells us also that God is love, indeed both like he is both the begging and the end just like he said the real beginning to a happy end, that never could or would die. For it is the spice of life, the real nice car. You get when you turn 16 from mom or dad. When Job was married he had a home, and then lost it all to Satan, some may have lost the same things to alcoholism, to a real gambling addiction, but the devil is dead wrong, God gots the guts to get you back. It’s a blockbuster of a thriller, he tore into the devil, and he is the inventor of the double edged sword. Whether you your life cost you something, or his life was worth anything at all, in the first place. Judas betrayed for some silver coins that betrayed him and he threw all the way out to the floor, back into the pocket of who he thought were pals, into the bucket of nails, the Romans used to put his wrist in a splint. The Son of perdition, you were, but Jesus made a way and refused to give up, where their was no way, he made one, and no matter what he found what was lost. In the field within the gates on a hill or by the river with the shepherd, or in the thicker bushes like the ram. You be soon in the arms and slung over the shoulders of Christ through the gate way, sent away from the wolves. John 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. ”Since Jesus is the truth, and is God, and that God is love. He is both the truth, and the love that is in the truth; this flourishing truth is his fluorescent love. No matter what others may think or go on to say. This is it, as St. Paul put it, the gospel in a nutshell. Truth is every bit honest, he was the truth he said he was, when he said he was the only way to heaven, and believe him now. Welcome to his world, you’re in his world now; he has the whole world in his hands. It is full of the truth, for he came into this world to save you. He had to, he loves you, and certainly with all the days and nights he will make and bring forth eternal joys into better eternal life. For those fish, they bite the line. He threw out the nets he became a man. He brings the morning up from the dust, makes tomorrow all new for us. 1 Corinthians 13:6 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Rejoice, forever more. Praise his name. He loves you, he loves you with all he is, with all he gets, he is all good, and you’re all good to him. Need he say more? If so you need to say it, that you love him, too, and thank you don’t forget. You are loved you really, really are. Your not alone, your place is right by his throne. You won’t be missed, you will be right where real love like this is, and exist, is kissed all this time all along with forever. In absolutely amazing grace and in most marvelous ways. The truth of the matter will be this. You are loved like no other., in no other way. Your happy to be his. Like Joseph with a coat of stripes, by his stripes you were healed, by the rainbow after the flood it would never drown you out, again the rain. Out you came from the den of sin, to live with him at his table, where the banner over it, is love. Oh how sweet it is…memories that more then just reminisce experiences of the peace that truly passes all understanding, a peace that flows slow in a river…that never dries, or swells. So you get to see, the truth that sets you free. That repeats over and over again, your worth it remembers….you’re here, and never forgets to say I love you, and means it with absolute sincere serenity. Heaven its’ many cathedrals and all its palaces, it promises, its power, it blessings, it many mighty angels yours to judge, they clamp their hands rejoice that you arrived in time. You rule and reign with me, he layed down his crown so you would have yours, you share the Devine, after all. What the devil said was his in heaven, is now yours, because Jesus gave it to us. It wasn’t made for satan, nor his kingdom of hell, it is no kingdom after all, not worthy of pleasures. You’re his delight; your love life is made for your eternal life. Joy forever more, you’re his life of love, he is so thrilled to see you there as you will be, when your there. It will happen it will turn the tide of your life. It will flip over the last pancake on the grill so it’s done, and ready for the marriage feast of the great lamb who shed his blood for mercy.
Beyond Petroleum Jelly! (That’s the Bridal Paradigm) : When I was attending Bible school the rev. Allen Hood Came to speak to the student body one day during a chapel service. He spoke of the bridal paradigm, what Pastor SJ Hill, in his book, “Enjoying God” refers to what would captivate our wife’s heart, for us. A love so powerful it reaches over the vast ocean over all time and space just to grab us, to take us in to say no matter what we are not alone, we were made for glory just by him to enjoy everlasting hymns, to be surprised over and over, by the amazement and beauty of God, that it has us on the edge of our seats, as does a real good movie. Captivating us, moment by moment, bringing us the greatest feelings and emotions made to feel for a man. That God creates these wonders for every time with God is as different as a falling snowflake in the wintertime is. But the beauty is still there, holding us, holding us to where we belong, it doesn’t melt away. A Love like this is a bridal procession for a queen or when she is paraded upon a float from a nation’s great war victory, for all to see her majesty, on display her love for others, her nation. All the people show up for a good one, out in the rain holding hands, of those that they care for and care about them. Heaven and all its majesty was made just for her., the bride of God, the church. Please go with me if you would and let us turn to this passage of scripture, which is: 2 Corinthians 11:2 2 For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. Rev. 19: 6 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. 7 Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; 8 it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”—for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. 9 And the angel said  to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” That first proves what fact is. We are there to enjoy God, at a wedding reception, where it takes place even in front of the church in chapel, right where the pews point and the alter begins, a table there where communion is giving or received, but now, where a couple merges into one, rice gets thrown, and it is yours to eat, where Jesus comes into our hearts and lives. Just as our precious spouse for life, does, its for life, not for the hour, or by the hour, not counter clockwise, or at the great cost of even a mere dime… let’s continue in scripture shall we to the passage will see : Rev. 22:17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. The first man Adam, the first woman was eve, she left him, for an apple on an apple tree that she was told not to eat, the bible says in Ephesians that a wife is to follow her husband as that man Follows Jesus, that is how the rev. Billy graham actually said to his wife, before their 60 year marriage, 60 years that proved that is a life, for Christ. When scripture like the two shall become one flesh is repeated, over and over again, by gestures, by roses, by flowers, by birthday cards, Christmas gifts, done this way, to show to the one you love to the one that cares for you, like no one else, that you are in love and this proves it. No matter what it does nothing else but this then strikes a pose, for family pictures that makes you laugh, when he or she says cheese, and smiles, into the lens. That Jesus by his mercy was in fact saying to the entire body of Christ, no matter where you are my child you will have bread, you will be able to come to me unhindered, I will even tell my men that, he did as he told the disciples, to let those precious children come to him, when he was preaching….that the kingdom of God was theirs. They were going to have a wedding, grow up, and have a marriage in tact, one that wouldn’t conclude here but was going to go places. All the way to lovers lane, without running into a traffic jam out on the freeway, to a royal Caribbean cruise for two for honeymooners. In scripture it repeats this theme, here: Jeremiah 3:20 Surely, as a treacherous wife leaves her husband, so have you been treacherous to me, O house of Israel, declares the Lord.’” and yet in other places like this: Isaiah 62:5 5 For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. Lets now pick up this revelation in why this is the gasoline we need in our tanks to keep us going if you need gas for a car, you need a bridal message to fuel your heart. To where it needs to go, go home from the bar, to never go back, to take your kids out for a camping trip like did Moses and Noah, in the movies Evan Almighty the prince of Egypt or the Ten Commandments. Now, that was fun for the family, not like doing grueling errands. Have you seen the film Ghost, in it this spouse looses another spouse to a brutal killing. But when God shows up to show the spouses that wasn’t the end for them, that their indeed was this living heaven for them, that someday soon, their tears of sadness, caused by the thoughts of loneliness would eventually diminish be no more, cast into the farthest sea’s like death and hell and sin will be when it is burned up by the fire of the lake burning with it….that death would be swallowed up in victory that love has conquered it with is great glory. That Jesus, wants us holy, holding on to him, not to sin, but instead to our be-loved ones, not living in dead ends, by the hands of grave diggers, by ruthless men. He wants us whole and well, resting day and night in worship, still, in the bed with our treasured spouse, a real keepsake, meditating on the word, with her. Why she must have a jewelry box, real jewels just as the kingdom of God is adorned with them the new Jerusalem’s walls made of them, when it comes forth out from heaven for the saints of a living God, the pearl of great price, a field was bought for it. Now brought to the surface, as rare a ruby to find, priceless to open, as great, as the perfect gift. A toy for a child to enjoy. A real treasure a real wedding gift of grace, falling right to the place, where grace remains sufficient. Two slabs of wood came together to form the high beams of the cross, if it was a sky scraper for a high diver to fly, from. Then Jesus would take up his cross all the way, and have us follow him. So we intersected so we could come with him, to be together, for love and happiness, which would be splendor not like any we have seen before in this world. The doorway to it, we must enter. Heaven like he handed it to us, the way it was handed to him, back into a garden, back in the garden where he meet Mary mage Lena , and say with his heart…where incense and the fragrance of frankincense had been burning, passion. Where they would shower and perfume the air with a wonderful glow that was shown. In that boat on the bright and blue sea under death’s heaven’s great canopy, their agony must have been great gone out to work without their family for their family, those disciples. But when Jesus came out walking on water it was to say, let’s go ashore men, the storms are calm, now and they won’t make you afraid. Finally we conclude with this truth: Matthew 25 25:1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps  and went to meet the bridegroom.  2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. Eve didn’t have to leave Adam, she wasn’t suppose to, in doing so she left God, both men, for Jesus was one, she was in real relationship with her man and her God, but the devil was their evil had showed its ugly face of mustard. Instead of putting it on a hot dog with relish, she thought it was for a rotten tree. The bark, was fuel used for fires. She lost all track, was tacky about the precious things of God, what would bring her back to Adam, to God, not running away in rebellion all alone. She lost her appetite for her first love, her real obedience to God, to her sweet husband the two alone, the two made into one, and there is only one way that is done, in the sight of God. In a garden where love birds sing and are no ever closer to God, his heart his melody his sweet song, are there, notes just pleasant to hear, so sweet, were the pedals of roses. Where they sway like those that see them in rapture heavenly play, that way. Filled with the wind of the mighty Holy Spirit, filled with the presence of God’s, and brimming with mighty holy power. Thank God, Jesus made a way where their was no way, for God hates divorce and kept them intake with kids to carry on a tradition of promises, that Jesus would come, they would be Abraham and the Jews and all of his sons, like their was Rebecca for Isaac, when his father sent out a servant to find her to be his son’s bride. The royal line of king David, that a root of Jesse would be on the throne. Someday. That Mary and Joseph would be brought together in marriage for their king for their son, there savior their God, their mighty fortress, their strong tower, their God, their strong carpenter. Their house their home was built on a rock, by the rock that indeed cries out for living water, like living blood. A living life a living light, to all that lives, ascending to the blessed saints by Grace. Jesus with us, calling his name, Emanuel. In songs sung for every Christmas, Emanuel God is with us….Emmanuel, can we hear them, Jesus is showing up to shower us with wedding gifts that no man can get for pennies, proper enough to spend at any Wal-Mart, it is not a bargain you can make for this. We got God’s gaze, his stare, is on us, in his most brilliant birth rite, his inheritance was ours. To take us past the stars….all of mars. To live in a kingdom full of shining nights in romance made for pairs. Where Cinderella’s slipper would not fall off. Where prince charming indeed gets to dance way past curfew, past midnight with the one he most certainly loves, and is there, to share it all with the marble tables, the stain glass windows the palace, as Esther did the king, for such a time as this. Chosen to be queen to be royalty, to never miss a supper, with the risen king of kings in his most holy of holies. He won’t ever leave you or forsake you, he has came into his heart made you his temple, will dine and sup, let you in as a wise virgin. When your their at the door, he will open it, as the one who is knocking, as your spouse comes home from work or was lost or missing. Found, as a lost sheep, like Santa coming home from slay riding all giving all those gifts he made for that great Christmas day. Back to his Mrs. his mate, for every day, into just her arms so delicate and fine. Just fine with his valentine, for all time.
Between Just Two Thieves : When jesus was put upon the cross, to hang. He hung between two thieves. Why did this happen the way it did, is the answer we must know. Because the reason why jesus did this, is the most important thing we all need to know, since it is the basis for our freedom, for it to reach the pinnacle of our faith. The reason we go home, to heaven, after we first come to believe, in him, in his life, lived out for us, and for our very salvation. It comes after realizing only what the word of God has to say, let us begin to look now on scripture for the truths that lay out the answers to this difficult question that some want hush hush, but can’t, and amen to that. First let us look to what scripture says in:1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. For the love of money is the root of all evil…This is the case, because money is not what belongs to us, rather love and the enjoyment of having it, is what was made for us, from the hands and very thoughts of God. Not the forbidden fruit in the garden but all the other plenty fruits in the garden, was for adam and eve to eat. Thieves, go to jail, most prisons are full of just these types of criminals and nothing else, that is why they were on the two crosses besides the one of Christ. Then you would have to belive that jesus took the place of just another thief, that three had to die that day, for crimes, the crime of stealing that was committed, for in the ten commandments it says though shall not steal, and since that was now a sin, classified so by God, he had to take a magnet to that metal to take it away by such great suction, such great force, as a vacumm cleaner in use, takes away all the dirt from the floor. In Romans 8:21 it reads:
that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. And also in : 2 Corinthians 3:17 it say’s: Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So we now know that Jesus came for sinners, he came for the sick, he came to heal them to set them free from jail, from prison. When he was in the middle of those two thieves, he was saying I am guilty, of it all, the crimes, that you committed. He was saying if anyone should be judged or found guilty it should be I, for stealing your hopes and dreams, and making them mine. For I bought you with a price. For you are no longer slaves to sin, but servants now of Me. He stole our hearts to show them grace, he stole our lives to make them enternal, after deaths’ sting would finally loose their grip on everything. Our lives, would no longer be in the grave, the lord was first tomb raider, taking lazuras out from the tomb, He stole his life from the bonds of death, he belonged to hades, but now to God, because God stole the keys took them back from the real thief who stole them away in the first place, the devil who comes to really steal, real life. When he went to hell, to take them back, they were his, and now his again. This time for keeps, he told that thief beside him, today you shall be with me in paradise. It was true, he died for you too. Any one who would try, and child in fact, that put his hand in the cookie jar, once or too many times, was his child, why they were called children, his children, his mercy, didn’t say it was a crime, but why God said they were forgiven, and would give them even a round of seconds to that hungry one, who was hungry for food. Johnny Cash, sings some great songs, and one of them say, he wore black for the prisoner, just in the same way, jesus took the cross for the thief, he did it, so one extra thief one morel lonely criminal, would not have to suffer the consequences, in this world, of a lack of freedom that this earth would not posses. Would not give, to the man, God judged as free, marvelously in love, not just a hope of mercy that mere man, could try to grant, but hadn’t, by placing on someone, of that stat, the cold prison bars, of oppression, that no place in heaven, ever has as a home. God did not say they were prisons in heaven, but mansions awaiting those that believe, the ones that were thieves. For he said to the thief and only him, you would be with me in paradise, in that place after you and I both die, here today, and did, in calvary’s blockade. He came for the sick, the sinner, and those are the people that are politely called that way, today. The thief, the man like Jesse James or Johnny Dillienger, that Hollywood has made films of today, that by some are even called heros, by the ones that jesus loves. For jesus loves them, so they know that no man’s hate or the bad words they may say, will ever steal, their hopes from having God’s great forgiveness come their way. Like when a train that arrives at its station must stop in order to take on its passagengers, so do does the luggage they posses, get on for the ride, so does jesus with every man who repents, who says I believe you say what you are, you are God, and you love me, with a bucket load of tears or just a few ones that dry up in the hot texas or Arizona suns, from horse thieves like the apaches so long ago.They are his, not the devils kids, they are not yours to hate, but for Jesus to love. They find real freedom in a ton of forgiveness, that no cargo ship has enough room to fill.
The Finalist : Shall we gather at the river, where bright angel feet have trod, with its crystal tide forever flowing by the throne of God? Refrain: Yes, we’ll gather at the river, the beautiful, the beautiful river; gather with the saints at the river that flows by the throne of God. Those our beloved lyrics to a line in the most famous gospel hymn titled that way. Shall we, will we, we will! Jonah got swallowed up whole, by that big Giant squid that huge whale of a fish. Just like Jesus who was baptized by his cousin John, when fully dunked in water from the Jordan River banks. We Shall Overcome, was the theme of the civil rights movement, and still is today of the same grace found in a most loving savior. The scripture pours forth from its vessel these words, passages from the great jar of clay, that all include the word SHALL. Which means Beloved: “An event will soon take place. It will come to pass, but not after it begins with a small start, not dismissing the day of small beginnings, with some anxiety and doubt. We Shall Not Fear, like Joshua and Caleb when they were sent out as spies, to bring back a good report. Like King Hezekiah, when his kingdom was being invaded by an army with 500,000 mighty men, furious at the Hebrew crew. He got down on his knees sought the Lord and prayed, and an angel from heaven was sent for them, to conquer the enemies, all without a moments notice, but friend, indeed it happened. What he has done for another, surely he shall do for you. David did not fear going against Goliath, nor Saul’s spear. Daniel did not fear the lions. Neither did Paul the serpent, or the shipwreck, he was in. Nor saint Stephen the stones, being thrown. Exodus 20:3-5 3 “You shall have no other gods before  me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, In the old testament what fills it pages are mostly the stories of temples filled with idols, like the golden calf. Jesus wants us to serve him and him only, not a statue made with our hands. Our family, those that are really living and in need of real love and real help and care. In God’s word it says: *His word Shall Not Pass away, shall not bring back void. They shall be saved: John 3:16 says, what Joel 2:32 puts this way, “And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls. Acts 2:21 and it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. What God has joined together, no man shall separate, the two shall become one Flesh. When Jesus was sleeping on the fishing boat with the disciples, or when he went to them walking on water, the disciples where out busy rowing their boat among roaring waves, into a windy stormy sea. Like a raging wild fire campers would pack up all their baggage and belongings just to leave. Finally they got around to it, to asking Jesus for help. Instead, of just asking the fishes to do something. Like they could calm the storm, only when Jesus says the word will we be healed, when Jesus speaks, peace. The storms rage, will be put still. Finally they woke him up. Finally Jesus got up to the boat, and guess what, peace be still, he said and the clouds went away and finally everything became ok. Only Jesus can finally move our prayers to answers. Let’s begin to ask him, begin to finally pray. Finally Moses, got out of his baby basket, finally, Moses found a well in the desert after days of wandering, finally Samson, tore down the walls of the philistines. Finally, it shall happen. Jesus said David would be king, and so it happened. He told King Saul to and with words from the prophet Samuel. As king David told his boy Solomon he be anointed king. It happened, just as it will for you. So it will. So shall it be written so shall it be done, were the words of Pharaoh, in the film, ‘The Ten Commandments, my dad’s favorite, and those are the same words our God tells us, out of his kindness, caring compassionate love. In: 2 Timothy 3:7 always learning and never able to arrive at the knowledge of the truth. We need to be like those that have finally arrived to the saving knowledge of a real Christ. Finally a real love, for real love, nothing more and nothing else, or less then the very best of that, would compare to the desire. I know what it is like to be a finalist for something, from personal experience, like most of us here can say. I was engaged 30 times or so, to a woman, only to see her leave to the last man, that would be the one that would have her hand in holy matrimony. I know what it is like to have lost a job to the last one being interviewed. To have finished a close second in a race, just seconds behind winning the whole thing. Could have had the girl had the job, but missed it. But if we have Jesus we won’t miss out, miss the eternal bliss, promised us. Jesus finally came to man, after years way past and gone from when adam and father abraham had lived, to save the day. To bring back Job finally to his wife, and kids, Jacob and his sons to his brother and son, Joseph, in Egypt saving them from famine and drought. Finally, it shall come to pass, that all the lord’s words be fulfilled that we arrive into a new eternal life in a new earth with a new body into a new heaven, with a new name, with new days. In New ways that turn us on, not off. That gives us joys that come with everlasting hallelujahs of praise. Amen.
Healed to Enjoy : Healed to Enjoy it, Healed to enjoy love, that is the reason we are healed by the hands of God. That is it, nothing else. Let us get this clear in our mind. Why we gather for worship. To praise God. Because we are alive, not dead. Made whole, with living claps of praise with so much joyful thanks. With hands raised high, with palms, waving people praising, on sabbath sundays or holiday easters. As it says in this passage let us begin with: Acts 3:1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.  2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. 3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. 4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” 7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. 8 And leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God, That is right, our reason for hope, our one true believe worth it all, to believe in. The reason we have life and life more abudantly, why death as been swallowed up by victory.
Jesus never went around building buidlings, he went around building people’s lives.
He went around healing the hearts, warly wounded, and painfully breath takingly broken.
Bodlily healing, should be instant, and forever. That is God’s plan for man. The works of his hands last. This is our blessed hope, the hope for Glory, because jesus is more than just a friend, he is the best blessing. This would be it, for faith is believing with your whole being or as much as it would take, to see jesus become real and more real than ever, in your life, that the healing you need to your mortal body, that keeps you imprisoned with bodily suffering, will happen, and happen as soon as right now.
Only pagans, put a bunch of stuff into God’s temple’s statues etc. that they worship, everything instead of the one God. Leaving later to leave on destruction because they have to leave such a place, because they weren’t there to worship at all or right the first place, to worship jesus, in joy, in his spirit, and with others made whole, or believe by One all suffecient Grace, in one God, not made with human ittelect or hands. They do it with haunts, with long boring ceremonies, with mourning, so lousy screams. If you look in the old testament, time and time again, when israel was taken, by her enimies this happened, the people stopped praising and worshipping God, got sick and defeated, overcomed, the fun had gone out of freedom, from some reason, now the oppression of false religion in a belief of many Gods, in the forbidden fruit the God of this world, took hold. Was choking like smoke. Then God’s temple would be ruin and fall in to rubble, for the pagan’s worship would destroy it, God’s presence would leave and so would the people into a pagan captivity, or from the land, like it was with Esther, and Jeremiah. The Pagan people lost there captive treasures, they lost there lives to sickness, they got real sick, instead of getting real well, real wealth. They were worshipping there many idols, instead of the true one God. This lead them from the footsteps of heaven, to the deepest depths in the caverns of hell. Why does God heal, the answer is so simple, really. Why we would leap for joy, and keep on leeping, until we hit the very tops of evergreen trees. Here, because man isn’t sick anymore. Sick men, can’t praise God, can you, when your in so much pain? Naturally, we can when we are whole, made completely well, that is for certain. That is how all of us feel. So Jesus quite remarkably knew that. God makes rooms, homes for the homeless, he did not pass up the sick, but healed them and cured them from all there disease. He did not walk by doing nothing, like others, like us at times. Because we can’t without jesus, just like we can’t worship jesus without being made whole. By his stripes we are healed. He healed the blind man, so he could dance, have fun the way he was made to with family and friends. He was healed to dance with the holy spirit, healed for romance with his spouse. Pagans can’t do this, it only gets worse for them, they don’t make it to heaven to praise God, they follow there father the devil and his fall, from Grace, from the marveouls place were all praise God, to the bottoms of a bottomless pit, to the grounds of hell to incurable sickness. As it reads in: Revelation : 9:1 And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.  2 He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. 3 Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. 6 And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them. Hope for the sick though for those that put there trust in jesus, are then healed to enjoy it all. all that was so amzingly was made by the most mareously treasured blessed wonderful saviour. That loves us no matter what, without having to hear it from a secound opionion. Like a doctor, if there isn’t one, where we are in the prairie, or we couldn’t afford it, if we had to be seen. In Pslams 91, says: 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say  to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge —
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. 14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
For we our all Healed to enjoy the blessings that are in his presence, after all and for no other reason that exists.
Prove It : Allot of you are here wondering, why you don’t have any proof to your pudding. Meaning, you need some cake with the frosting. So it can have a great kick to its tastes. It shouldn’t be plain or ordinary or dry. For faith is the evidence of things not seen and the substance of things hoped for. It says in Jeremiah 22:13:13 “Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages, So we want our house built on the rock and not sand, we need the rocks in order to build the house well, so it gets stuck to a stable foundation. One that won’t topple and fall into a heap of rubble ruins. We want our Good Samaritan to come and rescue us, and help us with those we try to rescue too. Those that were robbed and left for dead, bloody from the top of our head to the soles of our feet. Noah Needed God to prove it, and that is exactly what he did. By flooding the earth he needed to move the clouds further down, moving the rain to the ground, like he moved the boat when it began to float, moving the creatures inside the ark, moving the members of Noah’s family’s hearts into the care of the many dens of the ark. To keep them cared for, keeping the safe from all harm and danger, as my mother used to say when I was younger in her prayer. Hours of torrential drenching rain. They were inside and safe. Gideon needed proof, when he asked God to fill his fleece with dew. To make sure God was with his army before they marched off into war. Towed to town, with God, they had the faith, to win it all, with no questions asked, in fact. The prophet Samuel needed proof to, when he asked Jesse to let him see all his sons, the youngest one to the oldest, for he was looking for Israel’s future king. He was to be anointed, he needed the man, he needed proof of his whereabouts, to his existence. He would be God’s friend, he had to be alive and was real, now show me the boy, show me the way, he said. In order that God’s will may be done, for he keeps his commandments, when they are said. Moses, needed proof when he had to get a little closer to the burning bush from just being below the mountain seeing it from afar, he needed to see it with a magnifying glass if he had too, he would, too. He needed to climb the mountains edges after going all over those hills before he took of his sandals to get the thrill of his life. To see the almighty thrilling God say I am that I am. The one and true God full of light, full of might. He may have doubted that he could deliver God’s people, but God was more real now, and would help him with the words he needed to say, with a brother named Aaron, that would help him perform the miracles in absolute power. God said let me prove it to you that I will; I will do what I say, for I am mighty to save. I will be with you never leaving you, nor forsake you, and never let your foot hit the stone, so you will not stumble. Not with me I will split the mighty red seas. I will prove it. I will prove it I will do what I say I will prove to you who I am, the one living god, the one full of the hope of Glory for all who wait for their arrival into glory to share in God’s wonderful amounts of sweet redeeming grace. We need to see the light switch first in order to flip it on, to turn on the light beams that will flood the room full of the light we need to see. A doubting Thomas needed to see the wounds that pierced the hands of his savior’s hand’s.; and both Jesus and the captives that he set free needed, the blind to see. So they could see their master and walk with him, all the way towards Calvary to save their souls, from the plagues of Egypt’s, from all sorts. That is why God made for us bodies new bodies, when we are truly born again, ones that can feel and are not empty, without anything. We are not called to live alone but to be all his very own. Filled with his spirit, with large, splendid amounts of joy, sincerely a spectacular thing to see for all those that but just take a peak. Prove it, you ask, he will do it, it is ok and more than alright, for he didn’t smack Thomas over the head for saying what he did, no he said it will be better for those that haven’t seen and still believe because they will still ask me to come into their hearts to show them the way, the proof they need, in order to believe. To light their lamp unto their feet, for the trail they trod, into their hiding places within a troubled heart. To be their shelter underneath big bright heavenly angel wings, underneath his arms in an embrace that no man can take us away, from. A Thomas that goes around about doubting needs the proof he needs in order to illustrate heaven. For the bible also says that his people perish do to lack of knowledge. What Knowledge? The amounts of terrific truth that you need to carry with you. In order to know where you are going like a map that a delivery driver has, a Thomas Guide. That is real and it is suppose to be, something you would want to touch and feel. Like Thomas who wanted, more less, just hold his saviors hand, he wants you to be more than a good kept secret he wants everyone to know about you, that he alone loves you, loves you the most, loves you the best, with endless amounts of mercy of extended kindness, gentleness with the favor he has for you in mind all the time. With no questions asked. He wants to show you around his heavenly town, your one of his most beloved children. He told all the kids that they had to come and meet you, that you are terrific. He said in order to enter the kingdom of God you must become like a child they needed proof they need there parents permission just like it is with any babysitter, like they need there mothers milk, milk from momma , not just a coupon for it, not just a taste test, when hungry, with a sore stomach growling. Nothing but the real thing, baby, the very slogan for coca-cola. Not just hype or chat, but a waiter in action that came to serve like Christ. Who said it is better to serve. Those that serve are the greatest in the kingdom of heaven because they see real people as real persons; they mean the world to him. Their lives mean something and are so very special also. They have to be because there is a real beating heart in side, everyone, that knows it holds God’s best, nothing else but God’s real love. It is all we ever wanted God’s attention and now we most certainly have it, we have a God that meets our needs with all his wonderful true riches and treasures in Glory. Praise the Lord.
Honest About Heaven He Was : In his word, and certainly about his two kings, David and son Solomon, about their blessings they received for having a heart after god, having the wisdom for it leading them through a victorious prayer life. In abundance and time and time again, brought them blessings of all sorts, he never condemned them to have, such as many wives, a big house, many servants, good food on a good table to enjoy with precious family and friends, even in the valley or in the presence of enemies. Just for telling the truth, because this is what honesty is about. And that he was, with them, they were about him, calling him Lord. They were being truthful to what matters, God’s trust, simply because they loved him, with all they got. He told the people right where they stood , where they were with God. When Jesus was with the Pharisees he told them they were sons of Satan , when he was with Nicodimous, the way to salvation, from hell. Told the blind man he would see and he did, the leper he could walk and he would. Told us about a lady who he raise from the dead, in advance to that, event. To peter would deny him three times, and that he would be killed, by the betrayal from the lips of a kiss from Judas. Every time he spoke, it was with truth, he came to tell us about this place called heaven time and time again. In the Lord’s prayer and in most of every parable he had mentioned to his followers and every man he meet. Nobody knew about of any greater God or more then this man becoming God, named Jesus. About a God who had a son, nothing before was ever said more about the truth, then this was. He came to tell people, everywhere, where they go, he goes he goes to prepare a place for those who love him, that tell his story, that tell the truth too, in love, with no shadow of a doubt. That when you see me you see God the father also; that this is the truth, the words of truth. In John it says, And the truth shall set you free, and he came to free the captives, to tell them in captivity, the truth, to take it captive by the tail. He loved them, no doubt, and was going to come again after them to save them their lives from all ruin. For passion, for a life that will truly never end. Time and Time again. The bible says, He is perfect that he can’t tell a lie, the devil does that, he is the liar. And if we say other wise that the truth is not in us. Because he is the only God of love is love and never anything else. That he threw out all of the sin found in the garden and in Satan from heaven and from the hearts of his little children. Even if the antichrist is filled to the brim with what seems to be white lies, of peace, or with the extraordinary. He never forgot to tell the lady caught in adultery, you must go and sin no more, and she must follow him, to be forgiven to be free from bondage. Follow him, Mary Magelena, did, she asked him, will they stone me, but again Jesus told her the truth where are your accusers where are the thrones. They were no longer their, her judge went away threw out the case, the stones were dropped. Will the charges be dropped with you, looming over you dooming you to failure, not spoken. They are not coming they are not here. I am here with you, you been forgiven, I forgive you, when you did not know what you were doing, lying, now free to be honest, with the risen king. I am taking you to heaven for believing in me. It is the truth of that matter, the banner over our heads waving which is love, right there even now, he is with you, don’t even have to think about taking another wrong turn, he is here with you now. Helping you avoid all doubt, all the darkness of the day. Saying you won’t make it anyway. Now that is another lie. Make up your mind…..choose Christ. This time, your next in line, your right where you got to be. Your right with God, up on your feet, he says. He said, “is it easier for a man to forgive sins or to say that you are healed. If only Jesus says the word, I would be healed, and that you are from a broken body it was simply easy for him to do. For he loves people and not sins. He rather take a broken leg and make it well, just made whole. Honest Abe and Honest Abel. Both were men that loved God who told the truth about the slaves being free, one that sacrificed better then a murderous brother cain.
A Captivated Mate, the Song of Solomon : Zack Hensly said, that most spectacular preachers such as the late great British Pastor Charles Spurgeon or Cathlioc Monk, have written 60-80 messages about this book of the bible. So that gave me the inspiration to write this one, thinking it only proper to do so. With that being said, let us dive right in and begin…will you turn with me, to the Song of Solomon….in your bibles and we will read together, just follow along…. Song of Songs Chapter 7: 11-13 The Bride Gives Her Love 11 Come, my beloved, let us go out into the fields and lodge in the villages;  12 let us go out early to the vineyards and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love. 13 The mandrakes give forth fragrance, and beside our doors are all choice fruits, new as well as old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved. We all fall into different groups. Like different street gangs that have different members, like bloods or crypts, names of some of them. Like Moses and the Hebrew nation and those of Pharaoh and the people in Egypt. We all are apart of a nation and its creed. The bible says, to Honor God with your whole heart, to Honor marriage above all. To Honor those in leadership, servants their masters. Honor, is indeed in a place held high, so we can in turn look to it and see, god’s marvelous face before us, with its perfect smile, delighting us, with life. With good light, that can indeed not comprehend the darkness, but vanquish it from the room we are in, forever. A light not hid under a bush, but on a hill. A burning bush, on top of the hill known as our Calvary. Song of Songs Chapter 8: 5-7 5 Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in labor with you; there she who bore you was in labor. 6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy  is fierce as the grave.  Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house,he  would be utterly despised. Family, is so important now, because it has been lost to a nation and its culture in a day, Shopping malls, replaced the camping trip, the products, has replaced the spouse. This is the fast road that will lead to hell. Because it leaves you without excuse that your life has gone in the wrong direction, has gone too far without God. You have been the one yelling crucify him, on the cross, not just a Jew, or roman if it would better suffice, or were one of those that had been following the savior, for a while, now have turned away, no longer to follow and to have betrayed Jesus just as Judas has for a mere 30 pieces of silver, you got from social security, and you spent on drugs, instead of on love. Through out scripture, King David had his homes, his wife, his kids, those that make a up a family, his soldiers not those of another nation, not Goliath and his philistines, but his brothers he brought cheese for, not his enemies. He was in the same camp as his best friend Jonathan, a Jew, too. One that believed in God like he did, that what makes up a family. In the film tombstone, starring Kevin Costner I do believe, was a quote from Doc Holliday that famous gunslinger his friend, in a scene of both of them dining at a bar, doc said to him, his friend, the Marshall Wyatt, “This world is just not made for some, no matter what this world isn’t right to them for them, and that is why they leave it, by the soonest train leaving the station.” I do believe it was, as I recall. To me that is meaningful, why, because Wyatt would go on to live a long life up to 80 years or so, and for more than half of that was spent with a woman, a wife, a spouse he was married to. That gave proof, that if you live long and with love, you won’t find life gruesome, like a cruel gunslinger does. To live it out. Most suicides, doctors say, happen because of lack of love, there is no one in that person life that loves them back, when they first begin to love them too. So my friends, remember, that if we will live long and prosper as spock would say in star trek the tv show, that wearisome loads to heavy to carry, our the ones we should be packing away with and loading with love. Let us put the blankets over the shadows of life, and have a picnic, in a park, on top. With the music of the lark, or that is being played by the organ grinder, compel us to sit with our lover, for hours on end, in the miracle hands that make them. Romance, and intimacy with the one you care about. For Jesus was not ashamed of us, when he took up the cross, from the steps that lead from the garden of Gethsemane. Abraham was with his wife Sarah and her servant Hagar, his son Isaac, Jacob with his 12 sons and Rachel and leah his wives, he was not with laban’s wife, that would be committing adultery that would mean that woman, would not be apart of his family. Therefore since he believed in god, he didn’t choose to live his life in Canaan in a tent with her, he did my friend with the woman, before mentioned. For life, as Jesus says, will spend eternity with his sheep his children his saints, not with goats, not with the devil’s legion of demons, of course not, but only those of his blood, his family. Because they are The pigs went over a cliff…they were not apart of god’s flock they weren’t his pigs, just as the prodigal son’s life was not with the pigs in their pen, they were not human, they were not his dad and his brother and mother, he would soon return to them. A Wise king waits for the wise virgins, his wives, ones with keys ones that get in, the house. Not like Foolish virgins, that walk away, not providing light for the house, as it says about the woman of Proverbs 31 the woman who has a family, lives her life in a home with them. Moses shared his home with his mother, his sister, his brother, family, not strangers, not pharaoh, at least not anymore, like the days he lived in the palace, unknown of who his real family where. Times change people Change. Today, may you live with your family, return to them willing, out or a grateful and graceful heart.
Just Some Cool Dudes : Scripture Reference : Daniel 3:8-26 and Chapter 16 : 16-28 Do you know the story about a bunch of friends, those 4 single men, Daniel and Shadrach and Mescach and Abendego? About how one was thrown into the den of lions without mercy and the others, into a storehouse of fire without a federal warrant for their arrest. These men where innocent in the eyes of God; but guilty by the state’s of men. These men were in the kingdom of Babylon, whether invited or not, these men ate at the kings table yet were single, and made their homes, where it used to not be. These men of faith, listen to worship songs, and pray 3 times a day. Like the ones we do today, such as, Child of God, or How Great thou Art. The songs that are on the lips of heaven’s angels, and were honored when mentioned. Placed in a pit, caged with lions, not with something imagined like a tooth ferry. All alone with no other big and strong Joe, to protect them, in the fiery furnace all the other three men went. They did not bow to the golden image, they did not stop praying to Jehovah who was God. Real Refuge for the ruffed up soul, rigged in manner, weak in seeking for good things found. We perhaps may wonder why they had to suffer, but it was not for long. When just before he left the world that he had just arrived. Showing his nail scared hands to Thomas, and all of them, his princes, his mighty praying men, out of the bondages of handcuffs, and the bandages of scars that left the marks, that their battered lives were all that had remained. Our God was with them and just as cool when he walked on water to his friends not drowning like peter when what he was doing a black flip dive off one side of the boat, to get in the wet water with Jesus. To walk away their boarded of their fishing boat, to their captain Christ the life, Jesus. Jesus the fourth man in that fiery den, and he saved them, and then that furnace with flames, or when Daniel was left alone in his cage of wild ravaged rage that come from the drought of a lions temperament in the big bin, was Left in all possible doubt. For his success, his salvation would have to rest in God taking the test from leaving the grave for the blue sky. From turning a dirty night into the brightest seen day. Cool, they must had to have been, cool, not anxious at stormy thunder in the skies. They walked with character, not in a way would a man would when he had been rejected. They were not the ones building the fire, not a solider at work putting in hot coals for the smoke to choke another. No these were the ones, in line with Christ that had fellowship with their savior, my friend for he was again their in their midst. Like when God bonded those mighty hungry lions mouths close. It was like the days of Pentecost, a place where angels stood and in Peter’s presence as he was preaching came a rich of a mighty wind., one that brought the fire of heaven, into that place, all day. It can’t burn the skin, only the dross. It stood on top of everyone’s head as a candle wick. To say that the passion for the savior has risen within your hearts, today, to carry the light of the son of man to every nation and kingdom. Just Some cool dudes wouldn’t you say, they were so, and in need of some cool ladies like those women that read their bibles daily, and pray like Hannah did for sons, that followed Christ with their whole heart with their entire lives. Like mother Mary, Joanna, Martha, Mary Magellan and others. Despised and rejected were these men but not by Christ, the disciples did loose their jobs, but not their lives in Christ, in the blessings that would come and be their forever. Where are these men, now, where are good woman, to be found today? In the stories found in the bible, in homes with their family members, all around, surrounding the sounds of play. God rescue you in the fire. Are you alone, if so, you are only but all alone with God. Will the fire burn you or just burn the devil! God’s plan is not harm you, but to free you from pain. Like he did for Jabez in the book of Chronicles. Being happily married and for always, not just for a day. May you reach for Jesus, may you reach for the happiness that is only found in God that healeth thee, by his stripes we are healed. They are in heaven rejoicing will you be too, will you be a cool dude? Let the Good news come in your heart, like a river rushing forth to pour all its might, right for you. Let God get in you today, let him redeem the time, and restore what the cankerworm has stolen. Restore house and home a hope for the future. Let us pray. Will you join me? Father…..God, we beseech thee, we arrive to the Glory that is who you are. Precious and full of delight, you care for our good pleasure, you make all the pleasures of life satisfying for just beyond the grave are ones that are forevermore, in heaven that are heavenly good by design won’t fail or wither. We thank thee that ye are a good God. And you are faithful to take care of us. We put our trust in you now, walking with us and never letting go. In your sons name we pray. Amen.
Famous For Love : Famous for love, that Jesus was, into that terrific joy, he went. We all certainly need to be inspired to go. Are you famous for loving, or are you the cause of miserable misery. Not washed by the blood, been a bully that has galloped on others, how about you change your ways, and head for the beautiful Cape of Maine. Those angels we have heard on high, were seen as promised. Rejoicing over you, over the message of Good news, that God saved you. Move up now, to as far as high up above, can go. It is the good idea that God has planned for you. With compassion to arrive into his jubilant joy for years. An invasion into that holy glorious city, marching forth as one of his soldiers coming home from war, as they do in a mighty victorious, campaign or parade. Have you seen the film, “Schindler’s list” In the midst of irony, from depressed times, those that were saved from Hitler’s hours of tyranny, triumphed with smiles, as they were told that if they would only sign this list, they would be saved, from death, that the angel of death from the days of their ancestors of the days of Moses would pass. And not hurt any Hebrew first born, anymore. Thank God they heard their lord, they heard his voice. Their god knew them; they were his sheep, they would be saved by Lamb’s blood, the very lamb’s blood of Christ. For now on, just be famous for living it, up with Jesus. He let you live, when the devil had you pinned for dead. He gave you a life worth trying out, worth living for. All the blessings were yours and they came from him. Think of it. When no one would come to the rescue, he did. That is what happen with the Good Samaritan he rescued, the man that was a victim of a robber’s ruthless clobbering club, he fell he was bruised as a result and the bleeding that came from the beating was very bad as well. It was the same for the prodigal son, who came back from those awful smells from the pig pen, to a father who just was happy to see him, who didn’t reject him, but came out running to greet him, to say to that boy, I love you son. He paid the way. He gave a feast fit for kings. In the presence of our enemies, with a banner over it as love. Hebrews 11 is a famous portion of scripture because it contains the name of those men, job, Noah and father Abraham, which made it to the hall of fame for their game, for their sport, for their faith, faith in believing the promises of God. Even the angels That kicked Satan out of heaven or sent the message to mother Mary about the messiah’s soon coming birth were the only angels to get names Michael and Gabriel, because they were special for their heroics not once but twice, with Michael getting the body of his prophet Moses away from the devil or Gabriel going to Daniel with another great prophecy for the last days. They went out of there way to go to work for the god most high. They got famous, we know who they are their stories are in the good book, their heroes more importantly because they were doing the right thing, therefore be famous to love, famous for it, with out strings attached or taking the love God for granted. When God gives those 24 elders there crowns these old men, our spotless. They will be kids at heart. Were elders in the church, that married one wife, loved them, and the families that went with them. Like the prisoner guard who went back home to tell his family about Jesus, the Lord that St. Paul was speaking about. Well, this is their reward to sit on the right of Christ on thrones. To peter, I will build my church upon you, since, you left going fishing for me, to spend your day being my friend. That is what we need to be famous for brethren. Nothing except for the very love of God which is so absolutely amazing to me, beloved.
Making A Splash : Making a splash, is what babies do quite well, when taking their bath, because it doesn’t require having great tremoudous math skills. It is after-all, how all of us come into this world for the very first time, when the dam breaks, like a tsunami’s tide does over the sea shore, leaving us with just a cord to hold on to, from our mother’s womb. Just babes in our faith, through God’s great grace, but we grow up, with use of some milk and meat, and some cherries on top some bowls of ice cream we eat. Into the kingdom come, Jesus say’s with pride your mine like a man when he say’s to his girl your my valentine. He called us to be fisher’s of men. Have you ever thrown bait into the water; it makes a splash before any fish can get to it. It has to get noticed first. That hook flirts with that fish, bobbing around like the bobbin does, to let that fish know it is interested. To yell at is saying, here I am, I am in the water. That fish when it is caught does the same thing, it goes about splashing around with its fin, it’s making a splash in the water. Just like that. Our God wants to roll out the red carpet before us, telling others the reason why we are here, in heaven, on earth. He loves us no matter what. He blows the trumpets every where in Zion, in his king’s kingdom. Jonah made a splash on his way to preach in Nineveh and Paul did on his way to Rome, before he preached to ceaser. One was tossed overboard the other was in a shipwreck, but no matter what God will be their all the time, by our side. To come and rescue us, when we perhaps have gone overboard, flapping our fins. He will say this is it; this whom I have chosen this is the one who will save the day. Jesus did that when he got into his friend’s fishing boat, whether he was walking on water or just telling his disciples just push me out a litter further let me tell you, the gospel, my people I can catch fish, we can all make a splash, God’s love can fill out over abroad our hearts and overflow with blessings. Remember when Noah’s big boat was thrown into the flood, tossed to and fro, making splashes, as well as here comes some splashes on us. Like a big April fool’s joke, that must been how they must have felt, sea sick, the victim of a bad prank. But Jesus made the day bright, and told that rain to stop splashing once was enough. We are baptized like that aren’t we. We give our lives to Christ to go to heaven, someday, soon. In CS Lewis book, the magician’s nephew, pools of water, a bunch of little ponds, were what were used for traveling to different worlds. One pool, was used in one way to travel to God’s world and that is to take a Dive, right into it. Sinking to the bottom, like the Steven Curtis Chapman song, we are to take a dive right in, not looking back, even if it is a stomach flop, with a stomach ache. Because it just so happens it may be at one of your friends pool parties and you’re too big but you want to make an impression. You run you jump you may even smile God’s see’s you maybe even a girl, is watching. But no matter what to get wet you must get into the water. And even if people are laughing, it is all good by the end of the day, because you are right where you are suppose to be in the liquid love of God. You have been washed in his blood and now whiter than snow free from sin, and you are going right to the big top, in the best room, in his inn, motel 6. Born for fun, born to be a child of God.
O’ Yee Castaway, Spread Out the Net of Good News : O Yee of little faith, God gave us more to move those mountains, how many of you know that the Lord, our God, Jesus Christ, was a giver. Seriously, with no doubts. Listen, dear friends, what is absolutely amazing to me is, that he gave his disciples what seemed to almost be a bubble bath, when on the day before his death, instead of making sure all their hands were washed before breaking bread, he chose instead to wash all their feet, making them real clean. They must have been smelly, but he did it anyway, out of all the men, it was Jesus who gave, it wasn’t one of the disciples that broke bread and gave it away at the last supper, it was God, and him alone, for he was the God who invented supper, who invented giving. Who gave his only son. Who gave an eternity of the things of heaven to enjoy for all those that believe. He was not just the only one that gave, but gave in more ways then one, and kept on doing so, imagine all the times he healed a dead person, it wasn’t just once, he healed Jarius daughter and then Lazarus, and again it was only him, only God. It wasn’t peter or Paul or any other one of God’s disciples it was just Jesus, just showing others the path to truth that he is the one that gives life, gives good. Go to him, to learn how to give, for he will show you…how it is done. And how about the time, Christ showed us how to give money away, when he said render to ceasers what is ceaser’s and then had peter go catch a fish with the only coin in it, to be given away for that purpose to give to ceaser for taxes, and not kept in his pocket or even in the belly of Jonah’s or moby dick’s big white whale. He gave the only lunch he was given, from a litte boy, when he was hungry to the masses when they were hungry and none left empty handed or crying from a belly that hit rock bottom. He gave the birds the crumbs. He was the only one to give sight to the blind on the Sabbath, no one else did, no Pharisee. No scribe, no herod, or roman solider at the time. It was just Christ. The only one that heals, the only one that lets miracles happen for all to see. To praise his name, always, as the only one, living lord that could do it. Do something special, so terrific as that. He gave his time, to turn water into wine, no one else did that, at the wedding ceremony for friends. His mother asked him, to do a household chore, and to the Lord those were mighty miraculous, he would settle for nothing less, and see to it, that is was finished. When he was done giving his life for a ransom for many, he said it was finished, for he had given all, his life, for exchange to eternal life, the best gift he could ever give to those that put their trust in him, and followed him, with their lives. A tremendous feat of mercy, diligently carried out, to the tee. His blood flowed down from Calvary very carefully, to make sure it was a gift that no one would renounce or reject. That no greater love like this the bible says, is better, or best then a man, lay down his life, give it away for his friends. He did it, He gave, he was the only one the first one, he gave life into adam, he gave him all sorts of fruits to eat as food in the garden, he gave Noah, an ark, and Abraham and Joshua free land. He gave his kings power, he gave them their enemies to conquer. Let’s us close in prayer….
God’s Got Groupies : Make love with your marriage, make allot of it happen to your wedding day, and far into your honeymoon, as buzz light year would say in the film, “Toy Story” to infinity and beyond. In Mark Chapter 9, verse 8 it says, “…they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only.” For followers of Christ, groupies as another way they are called, they only follow Jesus, not a CEO of a major 500 fortune company as if they are relying on him to give them a raise, or a movie star, a celebrity, or any one that has prestige in other different places, they only want Jesus the way he is, come as you are. They are in love they are on fire, inflated with and infatuation that isn’t a wrong one to have. They have real passion a weighty desire, to get to the hope of hopes, to the joy of all joys. Angels, came to feed him when his 40 days in the desert came to an end. Only loved by god, that he was. Only his father’s love could carry him this far. The rev. Allen hood once said in one of his most beloved messages, ” A Dove came to herald him forth, we get fire”, Because he was in complete right relationship with him, with God, he went on to say, and so We got stuck with fire on top of our heads at Pentecost. We should be his biggest fan, we are, when we give our whole hearts to him. With no if’s an’s or butt’s, about it. In the nick of time, for some of you, perhaps. The bible speaks of this ministry of helps, those that God welcome home into his kingdom for serving him breathlessly, in breathtaking ways. Such as visiting the prisoner, for giving the thirsty a cup of water. The poor become rich, when they are famous for love. Being famous for love, somebody should be, and he was for us. To gain our trust. He first loved us. He fan’s every flame of hell away, he is our fan for seeing our romance blossom, to spend an entire eternity in his presence, by his promise. When a man goes to a ball game or gets season tickets to attend the matches being played by his favorite team. He goes to watch history happen. Those that his heroes carry out for victory, perhaps because they care for him, the spectator just as much. I have seen the film Gladiator, and Maxim us won the crowd of people with his fights with heroics, just as they were. They brought smiles to faces, that were the day before perhaps, indeed very sad. His face and warm heart won them over, with hours of great fun. Who else would do that, would his family? Does this man have a family? Should he should they bring gifts instead? Yes, Yes….it is why revival has to happen it is what real revival is…it is when the drink you get at the bar, can’t warm your heart like the spouse God gave you back at the home, can. It is better than any rat race at the race track you can spend enough nickels and dimes on that to make you happy, enough, like that can. My man. Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead and he can do the same with you, for it is the truth. The resurrection from the dead from every day you spent with failure when all he wanted you to do, was you to spend it with it all with him, in happiness, the way Adam and eve, did at the start of creation. He is your biggest fan, he is your number one. Like captain Kirk looking for spock he is your friend for all the good times, he is the one that supplies your need’s like he did with Adam giving him eve to marry. Job, knew that even if his wife and kids would leave him, and when sickness would come to try to ruin all that what was left, that Jesus wouldn’t it, he wouldn’t let moth rust and rust destroy what was given to him by heaven. Hebrews 9:24 says, “For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.” He came only into the heart for our best benefit, to occur. An event that can’t copy dark days live, or repeat evil days spent. He knew the Lord’s prayer before the Lord even spoke the words from his mouth , he had it memorized bit by bit, and every stanza that would be said. God put them in his heart from the start. They were best friends, Jesus put his story in the hall of faith in Hebrews 11 because, he was a man like David, after his own heart, he was his hero because of the fact, this man was his fan. Famous for love, for he was the only one that came to the rescue and saved the day, when no one else would or could. Jesus can do the same for you come into your heart right now, give you life, you couldn’t and can’t give to yourself. If you want this life, he will give it to you, heaven, in all it’s grandeur, and handiwork. Giving you resurrection. Giving you real life. Palm Sunday happened for him, let me end with this, by saying in his word, that all of the angels in heaven rejoice when one is saved, let that person be you here, today.
Those Tears I Cry : In the Bible, Joseph was rejected, taken and took to a pit, by his brothers, then into prison, by his Egyptian masters. Samson, was not stoned, but came close, rejected by his wife and her people. David was rejected by King Saul, sought out by spear, by agents of death. Cain’s sacrifice was too, and so were the false prophets of Baal. In the Psalms is speaks of in 118:22 ” the stone that the builders had rejected, became the corner stone” for it says also in Isaiah 53:3 ” He was despised and rejected of men” Psalms 11:19-20 Gives us hope though as it continues on to go and say, “Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them, and give thanks, for this is the gate the righteous enter through” This is the way our prayer should also be. In those wonderful stories, Joseph was made king of his neighboring empire, that wasn’t even his own. Samson tore down the philistine’s city walls. King David became the king, of Israel. Cain got a city that came with a beautiful wife just for him. And the children of Israel where free from the bondage of Ahab’ and Jezebel’s Eunuch devil’s. An Eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, if you reject Christ as lord and savior he will reject you. He will most certainly say, depart from me, I never knew you. You never took the truth I gave you, in love. You choose to take him, you choose to rejoice for every more. No longer crying tears of sadness but hopping around with the most precious sought after and celebrated joys. Pleasure for evermore, even on the right and the left of him. He will not even try to put a stop to the over flowing flood of love that comes from the pearly gates of his glorious treasured heaven. Their yours, forever more, to keep to have for yourself. Please choose to no longer mourn for this blessed risen savior. Don’t reject what his love could never reject, and that is you. Your heart full of gladness. Your heart for praising him.
Through An Open Door : Go through it, the wise virgins did, they were knocking and Jesus opened it. The gates were opened wide. Do you know that God has a 0 tolerance policy and do you know what it is? First, let me tell you what an Zero Tolerance policy is, it is like the three strikes and your out rule. It goes like this, if you happen to do something wrong, you are gone, to jail or worse, locked up. For example when I was at Centennial Job Corps in Idaho. If someone was caught doing drugs they immediately had to leave the campus and could not come back. They lost their opportunity and chance to learn their trade or go to work on a job someday. In Malachi 3:10 it says : Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. Our Great Good God brings the means, which you can’t shut out anymore, it is the goodness of God from coming into your life. It so happens to be a fact, Jack, and that is that. I like what Jesus said in his word. Love your God with all your heart, as you are to love your wife. This is it, this is his policy, it has to be the golden rule, we all must abide by, in society, that is how you make sure you get to keep your treasure with you and not taken away with the thief that may have broken in and tried to steal it away. You can’t break it. Jesus has zero tolerance for anything even remotely evil, you can’t change it, and he won’t. He say’s he can’t and he is not able to, when saint Paul said he was even convinced of this; that neither death, nor angel, nor any principality can separate us from the love for God. It was an impossible fact; it is God doing the impossible, for us. Doing the thing we needed the most and yet someone had to perform it, it was loving us. As a missionary, we go to other places to other countries, not to do what they do here in America by building after tall building, or something else in the city. They lock it up, as if it is a bank’s vault or something. Leaving mere men, out in the cold frigid air, while some material thing gets a free ride…like stuffy office equipment, instead of the joy of real human beings in home, with family. In Isaiah 60:11 it reads, “ 11 Your gates shall be open continually; day and night they shall not be shut, that people may bring to you the wealth of the nations, with their kings led in procession. Robert Moffat, the first missionary to Africa, built an entire theater, a gymnasium without walls so that the native’s there could wine and dine with their country men, as if the last supper never ended, and had turned right into the marriage supper of the lamb, with no gaps in entertainment, like water into wine, that Christ provided for the newly wedded couple. Men can’t wine and dine with the hot sun beating upon their bare backs. He and his wife and their ten kids and the missionary David Livingstone, built this because, they were servants God’s servants were there to bring liberty to the captives, not to build a prison for their human hearts. This is what Jesus wants to do with us to keep us free, taking off the locks of misery to our past, taking away the keys to our misfortune. I always like the part in my dad’s favorite Dickens’s story the Christmas Carol, when Jacob one of the old misers lost friends, come back from the dead in chains, telling him, this is not how God wants you to live. Locked in chains, he wants you free; free from greed or the love of money or something, worse, bound in an eternity in hell that was never meet for you and me. Mary, Mary a gospel band sings a song that I love called, “break those shackles of my feet so I can dance” This has to happen it is what God is planning to do for you. You can’t tell God to stop it, he is not a microwave, you can shut off, after cooking. He is too Big for you, he is the giant that took down goliath that helped David cast his stones. You can never slay him, down to the ground. You can’t lock your life out to God, it won’t happen, he is too big, just look up look in the sky. The arrow that fly’s by day or the sword that is flung around at war well into the night No weapon formed against you is going to prosper, for he will heal you. He is Jehovah raifa, the god that heals. Come to him today for he says his burden is light. Those that are thirsty come to him, those that are tired, he will give rest. For he has a living water, that when at once when you come to drink it, you will never ever go thirsty again. Ready to hop around, you will, and it will be a thrill in the hope of a most blessed glory. Where Moses goes to climb to Christ on the highest mountain. Full of youth and vigor. When Abraham and Sarah may have been to old, God was yet still to young. Giving them a child, more life to live, giving. Those that rejoice so wonderful in the truth. Will clap their hands. Amen to that, my brethren. We are after all healed to enjoy his love, the promises of God. Never get sick again, given a new body in a moment, in a twinkle of an eye, we can use to fly. Like Jesus did when he ascended off into heaven in front of all his mighty men. As Phillip did, in the wilderness after he left the eunuch he had just baptized. Not bound by lock and key but given a zero tolerance policy, that can’t be broken, your good enough to be forgiven. To spend and eternity with your Queen if you were the king. For he is called the king of Kings for he is mighty able to save. All that are weary and heavy laden. He will give his peace, keep his covenant with thee. God wants us to go through it now, into that open door, not like foolish virgins, sheep that have gone astray. Cleansed is what happened to us, before time began. God made us able to trust him, in those wonderful promises, which never cease or sleep from being.
Not In Our House : Not in our own house, was the motto when I was a teenager that the Seattle Supersonics Pro- Basketball team had, when they happen to make it to the NBA finals that year, meeting with Michael Jordan’s high flying circus show, the Chicago bulls. The fans that year came up with this theme, a motto for their mojo. Not in Our House, maybe in yours. But not in our own! My mother had a similar one posted up, on a sign in our bathroom that every guest had to have seen. They couldn’t miss it, right over the counter and in front of the door. It was that bible verse found in the book of Joshua, that reads, “As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord” It made trouble for the devil as I was soon to find out growing up. I couldn’t get away with calling my sister a name or I would find out what a real whipping’s was. I can remember sitting their in one of those wooden dinner room chairs, with my sister sitting across from me. Right there by mom laughing, your going to get it, shouldn’t have called me a bad name. We must not do harm, whether they are one of the 7 deadly sins or not. An unreceptive heart, We are not called to be a bully or to be bullied, even if it is for a moment, it is not his will, he calls us to be his friends, to be one of his beloved children. You got to be ready for the sower to come to the farm, or when the master comes back to see his servant caring out his commands. Has he cleared the soil, from stones from weeds, in your heart. Has he been allowed to do the roto-tilling. Getting ready for the coming harvest that is being planted this spring. While today is still yet, called today. Call me crazy or call me cupid. One or the other, but something is going to happen. Your sins can’t be tolerated with him, as it says in revelation, the sinners can’t make it to heaven. The prostitutes, the witches. None that reject him, or his beloved promises, of redemption, for he is righteous. You can’t give one good excuse that God would accept to keep you sitting in your sinful remains, dirty stains. He has bleach in his baptismal pool. He will remove every wrinkle from the garment you have. He told Adam and eve to cover up after they had to leave, leaving their shame of bringing sin into the garden of Eden. God, wonderfully had made for them, to enjoy. But someday soon God will bring forth a new heaven where moth and rust can’t destroy it. Where the devil and his legions can’t be found, can’t hound, and bother the brother. The man that calls upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved. Saved from what? A life spent doing drugs, or living in the depths of death, voided of every morsel of light in pitch darkness. It wasn’t made for man, he said that. So, saved from all of it. He is perfect, we are not, for he is God and we are not. We need his perfect love to cast out all fear, all of it, this perfect love, which does the work. Perfect love…takes away all doubts, that try to lay claim to us. Leaving us in shadows of doubt, in our believing. He is the author and finisher of our great faith. Even, if it is as little as a mustard seed, that seed would grow out into a big mustard tree, that little shell was not a home for future relish or ketchup. The Newsboys, sing a song titled, Reality, in one of the verses it says that, reality comes from above. He told the Pharisees they were from beneath from below. That a kingdom divided can not stand. Two men built homes he said, one on the certainty of sand, the other on the rock of our redeemer’s grace. What will your house be built with branches or filled with sand? Will you be like the prodigal son who’s home is a filthy place spent drowning in the dung of pigs. Or will yours be brought out into the kingdom of a father, who loves it when his son comes home to him. Who made a mansion in heaven for those that love him. His grace is the place you want to remain, in a bed full of wonderful colored satins. What king that you know would want marble to be manure. Before you enter in, as a guest, your host, must wash your feet, before you walk any further. As when Jesus told peter who would build his church, I must wash your feet, as he said know my whole body, well do it then. He told Satan to leave him alone, get back satan, I have come to serve. To wash and cleanse those that have been left in bandages of sickness. In the ruins of yesterday. God is rebuilding the temple, he is coming again. Put your delight in him. Just Praise him. Get up, rise up, he said to the amputee, the leper, he leaped up for joy. He no longer was blind and unable to move, but like others that can walk was able to go back to his family to tell them about the one who was able to heal and to save, and deliver. Jesus, Jesus, his name will deliver you. Will you call on it. He is the deliverer the only, put your trust in him to clean your home, put together your family to free you from the bonds of alcohol. He has a home better one waiting. Will you ride with the savior as our Lord traveled to Egypt with his mom and dad, Mary and Joseph to flee wickedness, death from the spear of king herod. Or will you be like Pharaoh left with your heart harden after your first born has been lost, do to the wickedness of your own heart from the plagues you brought into your own home that have brought nothing more, but ruin and despair. Your sins are behind you, out on the ocean floor they can’t rejoin you. For it was the child that was brought back to life for Japheth and to the widow. A real person, one like you, your most wonderful to him, more wonderful than joy. To him your the best part in the high school musical play. Your his most precious part of the treasure, that he has dug up and found. You’re his marvelous most favorite show- in- tale. He went out of his way, to the bed of hell just to get you. To rescue you and take you all the way to the best place where you finish first. You could spend all day, and eternity with him. Enjoying the bliss of the things so special they are still indescribable to say, He will do this today if you ask him.- Let’s us pray.
Love’s The Greatest Part, Love’s Worth Dying For : Fabulous Joy was brought to us from the grave. For a rich man, no one would dare to die, but Christ did just that for us, for the poor. When just before he died, Jesus, had but one last prayer to say, that we would all be his little kids. Imagine, that all the people in the world heading to homes in Heaven because of the love which is the life of a wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ. He was more than a simply marvelous man, a super hero with a cape; he is our captain wearing a garment of praise, an Armor of light. He was the maker of the crown we will wear, there. For the prince of peace that had washed all of our feet. His disciples saw the light, we follow it, as a lamp that is used on our trail. Those that take the narrow road, Safe and sound, from all alarm. May we all walk with Jesus even if it is on foot, in his hands. May we ride to those heavenly skies on highways made for chariots of fire, on fire too, with passion for Jesus. With passion of his sweet holy spirit, giving eternal life its meaning. Where real joy, is ours forever more. So what Qualifies you for God, what Qualifications do you have for being in heaven? The answer is simple. Run in such a way as to win the prize. For he said it was better to marry than to burn with passion, better to be single, first, because only single people can get married. It takes two to have the lord’s presence with you, the bible says. This means that if you’re a sinner, a doubter and unbeliever, if you’re an atheist, anyone who is gay in the wrong way, you are the next hopefully candidate to win the presidency if you run, you need God’s company with you. To head in the right directions.
A New Mission Mandate : Great Penalty, An Even Greater Reward : Once upon the time in the past, I wrote a mission mandate called, “The 13 Articles of the Faith” The Lawrence Reform. It was a much shorter and smaller version of Martin Luther’s 95 theses. That can fit on one page, and I sent it out by email, as Luther passed out his by hand from the printing press their in Wittenberg, Germany, so long ago. It revealed what is important about the church, and what the body of Christ should be doing today, in practice and in deeds (acts of charity, grace, and sufficient mercy). In another words, putting God’s goals before our own. His goals are for our best benefit. Today, I want to encourage the church, to read the bible. The bible, God’s word will never pass away, that means that the words that the devil says, will. We need to help God with this. We need in turn God’s help for all sorts of things, like how to wash are cars, how to keep the bathtub clean and spotless, the kitchen, even in our household duties, when our kids are told to do there chores, around the house. We need God’s Fire to burn away every bit of the devil’s garbage and trash, before this nation is lost without hope, without ever finding it again. We need to be men of Faith. To see this nation returned to Jesus. This will help the situation will full the fire of a sweeping revival’s blaze. Jesus had to suffer the death of a great penalty, of death that was place upon his innocence. The man on the cross beside him, was not, and was not Jesus, but an angry man, that sometimes we confuse with God. Because he was placed upon a cross too, because he gets angry at this people to, the Hebrews the Jews, for there pagan practice of Idolatry. Those that called upon Jesus, heard him say, “forgive them for they know not what they do” and related with that, as if God was just speaking to him. Reading the scriptures without Jesus we are left without life, we are just but also nothing more than a group of angry people. Robbers, real robbers, criminals, with great penalties, but what happened to Jesus, he rose from the dead, and what happen to one of those other men on the cross, beside him, he was forgiven, of his trespasses. He went straight to paradise, too. These robbers were the poor men become rich, only poor men steal. Only poor men become rich. It is why Jesus forgives. He spoke out the now most famous words that are seen in the message on the mount the sermon of beatitudes, this way. He spelled it out for the little kids, so they too would understand, when the our growing up, they grow up not alone but in the presence of Christ. The prayers of the saints, the blessed incense that goes all the way up, is for the people, his children, those ones, yet to be saved, but will be and go all the way up to the top, because they too have a precious lord. One that loves them too despite a life that may have been lived full in iniquities and sin, with such a precious lord, longing to forgive them. The results from the power of prayer, an our lord, will grab them by the hand, holding on to them. Making sure they are delivered like those that believe, Halleluiah, amen, that is good news for you. That is the process that is how his system of faith really works. By his spirit, by his might, done his way. You only steal if you have nothing to eat, and Jesus came to feed his sheep, to give life and life more abundantly, feeding the hungry, even giving the dogs at the tables crumbs, and all the birds and sparrows, and he gave fishes and loaves to the 5,000, in the dozens, in droves. If you have robbed some one of crime that puts you on death row, your right their with Christ, if you had no where to lay your head, because you had a long rap sheet, a record of felonies, and can’t get a job and a place to live, your just like the many disciples that chose to follow Jesus town from town, and then all the way to Calvary’s cross. You would rise again, like he did, if you put your faith in him. Jesus, spoke of a great resurrection day, and your apart of it. You qualify if you are alive, if you have either doubt or sin, you can believe you can repent. Let’s say you sinned on purposes even, well Jesus rose from his grave on purpose too. He did that so he could come into your heart and on purpose to, have you believing in a greater reward, one of eternal life, one that brought no punishment, but every thoughtful joy that arrives with a hope, in a gift, a attached to blessings. You probably sinned, when your penalty resulted in an act of rage, that you performed. your heart filled with murder as to murder also your brother as Cain, who did so with his brother abel. Then that day, you would rise to heaven with Jesus, forgiven. Everyone counted you out, except Jesus, and he said your safe you made your slide into 2nd base, and you’re in. Home Run. No more second chances, because it turned out that he gave you one, without bondage to sin, free from its great punishment of pain. Where the world gives us its three strike rule and your out rule. Jesus does even better by saying. Forgive them for they know not what they do, they messed up, yes, but I don’t take a picture of that, I only take their picture with me, in heaven. This Great Penalty was your great reward, the prison warden says to some it’s your turn to die, your on death row, let’s suppose. And here comes Jesus Christ as Lord the maker of heaven and earth and he shows up in cell block and takes you from hell to heaven, like He did Enoch from earth, he hadn’t need to see death’s sting. He is not a respecter of person’s. When he was just walking and talking with God, perhaps, so were you, here and now, asking the Lord to hear your prayer, for mercy, falling in the arms with all in a blessed God you can always trust. That is you, here today. Perhaps you may have murder, but that is in the past all over now, and your headed this way, to a home on high. One where the thoughts of murdering your brother will all be gone, and all you have thoughts of all you do in return, is just have fun, in the nice things of Christ. That is the truth in love, beloved. You have been walking and talking with God, but didn’t even know it, because he has been talking to you, be still, know that I am God, know that if you’re even the righteous man that falls time and time again, I will forgive you 7 times 77. You’re my friend, your blessed my man, he says. You’re the one going all the way to the throne, to meet him in the air. When he calls out your name, comes back blowing the clouds in the skies away just to see you , where you are to come and take you back with him, where he has always been, seated in heaven. To get home, to eternal life. Riches, beyond worth. Pleasures for evermore, and not the ones found in a woman’s purse. For all the men I know, don’t want the dollar they want to holler. They want a reason to dance for joy. Even if Joseph had raped pontifar’s wife, he would still go to prison, and he would still gotten out. Jesus never forgets to rescue his own, he did so for David, when he murdered a man. Your eternal life, is in God’s might. For he is mighty to save, always. Put your trust, in him. Whether guilty with stains or whether you have never ever done a bad thing. Because they are some things that go up and never come down, and all along we have been saying if that ball goes up it most certainly has to come down, well not any more, Lassie, not any more.
Happy Days, Around the Clock ! ! : Love is not as blind as you may think, for it has eyes that can see your destiny. Not lived in clutter, or locked in a shack made of old wooden shutters. God’s love can see you, and pours forth all sorts of endless joy, right out to where you are. Dear beloved Friend, of his, he mends your path to make it straight leading you through those pearly white gates, leading you into heaven an everlasting inferno of passion. He rolls out the red, wide carpet right to where you are so you can walk like royalty. From your car…straight to the fountain of refreshing water, that lives. One that when lepers drink; leap at once in victory. From their feet, free from pain, praising him, in his name. Vivaciously, healed by that name, that soothes the soul when said. This Love lets the one blind, see. Lame hearts, torched by the flame that is without blemish. You can’t measure it in a fraction, but it can be seen in a swirl. It’s treasure exceeds far beyond its worth. In creation, where it speaks of truth, the human heart is handsome, made clean, filled with love to where the whole body has it all. What you got, you got from him, our one and only great, good God, a very soft touch, a gentle pliable squeezed is what saved, your life from going astray. He took his hand and your every heart beat, so you could breathe. Take in the grace, fresh air, to smell the rose. Where heartaches would all disappear, headaches die. No more having to wonder when forever will be. The bible is God’s great sunshine to man, massive in content, to gain the trust, of grace that is all too sufficient for us, boldly proclaiming the truth that kindness, rules our plenty good deeds, with an everlasting finish because he lead the rescue, to our hearts for peace and prosperity. Running into our home to salvage, the lost parts of mercy, the door that lies on hinges opening the door only for those that follow him. The truth of the matter really is: That Jesus is the Resurrection and the life. He did not say he was the roman cross, made out of metal, a roman numeral, seen around most people’s necks. Or the one held upside down, for st. peter. He did not tell his friend the apostle Thomas, look I’m still bleeding, I still have your sin. No dear friend he took them away from him, and you for that matter, as well. He is a God that heals, he healed his with his own hands, he rose from his own grave. He said he would remove every stain, he has. He is not death from a cross but a life lived forever on big white throne. Jesus left his cross, will you leave yours? Jesus is alive and well in heaven when will you be? Will you be dressed in the light, in his sight. There is no longer a jagged spear hiding in his side and held in his belly. He was made completely whole and so shall you be. He wants you to live and live very well, only go there. Go there today, to the place you find that Jesus is no longer, wanted dead, but much more better alive in your life, today. To the place Christ no longer hangs on a rusty nails on a old wooden cross. But alive to keep you living for hope and glory, love and real life most cherished things.
True Discipleship -We all Need to Submit to Jesus ( A Practical Lesson in Biblical Truth ) : Today we have a lot of King Sauls, going about slinging spears, at young lion cub’s like future king David’s. We also have a lot of little boys like the shepherd boy David throwing rocks at great big Giant Goliaths. All this has to stop, the bible says. That one day the lion will lay down by the lamb, that war will cease, leaving with us a trail of peace. One that blossoms with what’s bright about God, lasting throughout eternity. He has things that will blight our day from sorrows, if we only dare to trust him. Turning from our wicked ways, finally really believing in him. He has removed the stains from those that believe, that will keep no other God’s before him. Nothing shall get between you and the truth. Those dry bones that our told to come alive. The wise virgins had oil for their lamp so when they saw the door opened for them. They knew their masters voice, they knew the master was their Lord, of the house. They weren’t just servants but also wives. Jesus called disciples to follow him, and they did, not a pharaoh, not wicked king Herod. They even left john the Baptist, when indeed a greater one than he had came. Jesus is the greatest, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, his marvelous majesty. It is on the sash he wears when he comes back; riding on a great white big horse. A Set of Clid dales, for sure so you could see, him riding, not some other jocky, joe moe. The lord does not run out of living water for those that get thirsty if you need a drink, he won’t run out of it, he will run and go get it just for you, without spilling even a pin drop, of the stuff. Jesus is Lord. Not Moses, not any other angel. Even St. Paul said that any angel that came preaching another gospel that says that Jesus is not lord, you shall call accursed. Even Michael didn’t fight over the body of Satan he said Jesus is in charge he will make those decisions the final call. When the trumpets sound; it is for Jesus return, not any other Quaker or Amish man, not even the prophet Elijah Muhammad or the sultan of Sudan. Look at all the scriptures that give this point of perspective: Isaiah 50:10 Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God. (And this one too:) 1 Peter 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. (And yet here is another 🙂 Romans 14:11 for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to > me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” > Or shall give praise (And another one, will close with this:) John 5:19 > The Authority of the Son > So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do > nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For > whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. So scripture is given under the divine inspiration of God, in John it says God is the word. No one else would we follow or go to for deliverance, we seek it, and so we shall find it. The Truth, real truth. God’s people perish for lack of knowledge for not desiring a real personal relationship with God, like having real intimacy with one loving spouse. One wife, when you’re a nice guy. For it is by giving we receive. For by Grace we were made. The swallows nest is made of the spirit’s meekness The Doves of God’s divine sweetness. For love is the reason we have eternal life Heaven is for the joy, that believe, with all their being.
Real Christianity -What the Bible says and doesn’t Say ( A Practical Lesson in Biblical Truth ) : When you open up the good book, the bible and believe it. What it says. You will notice that Father Abraham did not bring out a baseball bat, beat his kids over the head with it, or his wife, didn’t do that to him, causing damage beyond repair. No, but what you do see however is, a man that lived to ripe old age, raised a couple kids, and had a loving family. He had a wife that loved with him lived with him, and followed him wherever he went, as he was lead by the Lord. You see that this man was a man of Faith, in God. He didn’t practice voodoo, wasn’t the white witch you see in the wizard of oz, he certainly was not the tooth fairy. After all he did not sacrifice his son Issac, but instead used a ram, in his place. He was not a man of suffering from sickness or disease, if that was the case, the bible would have said so. He then would have died from the measles, or something, but he had God’s mercy, plenty enough off it, that it had then turned into a quite remarkable grace. You would never have read on, about the part of his story when him and Sarah had their son Isaac in there old age. He was healed, for Jesus heals, he was blessed, he didn’t starve to death, he had sheep in his pasture, food to eat, he probably did the butchering and his wife and servants cooked it all, for their kids, for lot and his daughters. You see blessings, you see them having parties, you don’t see them strung out on cocaine, dieing from an overdose; you don’t see an ambulance called. No one had happen to dial the telephone number of 911, they didn’t they didn’t have to. He wasn’t in trouble, for God was protecting him, and his family, keeping them healthy and safe from all harm. Now let’s take the bible story of Joseph, for our next example, the bible doesn’t say, he didn’t exist, that he was a man with no name, no, it says he was a Jew, that believed in Jesus. He believed in God, God gave him dreams that would come true; they were good news. It doesn’t say he wasn’t ever betrayed by his brothers or that he was like Judas who betrayed Jesus. It doesn’t say that he died in the pit, in jail, that he was killed for being charged with a crime. Instead it says he got out. Oh Thank God. There is proof, here in scripture it says: Genesis 41:45 And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphenath-paneah. And he gave him in marriage Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On. So Joseph went out over the land of Egypt. What a wonderful Christmas gift that was. Must have hit the spot. It doesn’t say, he went to McDonalds to eat, even though he very well could have. Maybe he had a time machine, maybe he didn’t but the bible doesn’t say those things what it does say, again, however that his brothers came to him, they needed his help with food, in the time of a great famine, so he forgave them, gave them homes in Goshen. That is what my bible says. So many people that don’t believe like those Pharisee’s did, never got healed of Blindness, do to doubt. They never read, that God heals in his word, even now. They don’t believe because they don’t take what the bible says, as real truth. They want to read another book perhaps harry potter that needs to go down the pot. They want to crucify Christ, instead of believing he is risen. They don’t believe that he did, they don’t believe in what the bible says. They want to believe in all the things it doesn’t say. They want to make up their own story, full of trash. That is what satan tried to do, by trying to take the kingdom of heaven from God that was free from every sickness, into something that was dirty, full of twisted iniquities. Jesus sent us free from the curse of doubt and disbelieving. He wants us to believe in what the bible says. By his stripes we are healed, whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. That is why his word and the things in it, that contain the promises of God, are worth it. You see, please read with me, Acts Chapter 19: and verses 19-20, “19 And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.” Now that is bringing real and refreshing revival, that is sweeping to the forefront; where it lays right out in front of us. If God is a stumbling block or a cornerstone that was rejected it better make us trip up, we better fall down upon it, to see it should be the capstone, we lay to the foundation, we build, for revival, a real redemptive one, in the church. Holy is our Lord, God Almighty, who is to come. The bible says, the devil isn’t invited and won’t be their at the marriage supper of the lamb. The bible says, you can be, however, after your turn at the Judgment seat, when he will say , well done and good and faithful servant enter into the joy of the Lord that has been prepared, that has been waiting for your arrival, enjoy it. Says that so positively clear, even says how, gives you detailed instructions, easy ones, just believe, just look into your heart, and hear. The sweet words that Jesus speaks and always tells, the ones ears that hear or can’t can. Because Jesus heals the wounded one, the deaf ear, because he brings life, and not death into the deepth’s of a man’s soul. For it is by hearing you receive faith and he is our author and finisher for it, so why die, when we have a risen God, that says, he gives you life and life more abundantly for those that turn away and repent of their sin, one that when he says the word, you don’t ever have to, and go on living free in pleasant peace, and prosperity. It says Jesus is Lord, and came to serve. It doesn’t say, that Jesus wouldn’t didn’t or would ever desert his beloved children the saints.
Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make me a Match (From-Fiddler on the Roof) : In chapter Genesis 24 of the bible, Abraham sends out his servant to find a wife. Similar to what the Philistines did by sending Delilah to marry Samson. Similar to what Naomi did for Ruth, when she told her to hook-up and to marry Boaz, it is what Our Heavenly Father told his angel Gabriel to do, when he sent him, to both Mary and Joseph, telling them, he wanted for those two, too get together, and become his sweet only son’s parents. These were matches made in heaven which is what they were. Even, Esther’s cousin Mordecai, encouraged Esther to marry the Persian King to save their people from certain Death, for a such a time as this. Time and time again, God is using someone to play the role as matchmaker, to get two people both a boy and a girl hooked up into holy matrimony. God is not wasting his time kicking the devil out from heaven, or the can, he has already done it. Once was enough for that, you don’t see God repeating history sending his son to die again, on the cross the first time, was enough to cover our sins, once and for all, for all of us, remember that. But time and time again, every time, he makes a child of God, a child of the king, beloved. God is going to play matchmaker, he is going to use somebody. He used a rib out of Adam’s side to hook him up with Eve. A rib, as a matchmaker….maybe it was just Cupid’s bow and arrow, maybe it was a rope. That Cupid used to tie those two together. For God says two are better than one, where there is two, he is there in the midst. You don’t want to get hooked up with the devil, if you do you die, if you do you go to hell with no running well water to drink the kind flowing from brooks and springs. Recently I received a letter from my dear friend and brother In Christ that I went to Bible School with at Bethany College of Missions, the founder of Africa For Jesus Mission and Ministry, Ryan Chappelar, his letter is posted right here for all to read and see: [ hi nate. yeah, that would be cool for mormons to get saved. are you trying to reach mormons? Mike clay is doing well. he’s gettin married here in the next couple weeks, so he’s excited about that. Things are going well in Africa…seeing many coming to Christ and have reached many new villages for Jesus. how are things for you? Ryan ] This letter goes to show you that when Jesus told his disciples to go and make disciples of all men. He wasn’t kidding. That they our men like Ryan, like them, still sharing the gospel of God’s goodness to others today to give them the very hook-up with the very love of God, matching them with Jesus. A lasting bond meant to spend forever and a day. In blessings coming right after the other one, causing a deluge, hustle to it, now. With a wow, pow, Big Bam, thank you ma’am. Making their close encounter with the God kind. Giving them the run down on the lowdown to, how to be saved, by Grace. Getting hooked up with Jesus, the one that loves you and can save them, from the very the misery of toil. From spending years in miserable fear. He is the God that health thee, that says do not fear, he will get you. No doubt, don’t you worry, about it. Come to me all that are weary and heavy laden and I will give thee plenty of rest, he say’s.
Surprisingly Enough, Never Quit Making Love!! : When Jesus sent out the 70, many were rejected, because, the world knew them not. The world does not want Jesus, that is why Jesus came into the world to save those that were all his, those desiring such a great and most remarkable salvation. Those, that didn’t know they needed it, need it now, that must be you, because nevertheless you had to have it, if it was, a whole life eternal to gain and not to loose. Our God came to love those rejects those that the world despises. Those that the devil would tease, or trick into leaving God’s mercy out for other things, other than the glorious kingdom of God. God’s love, is his kingdom, and whether we get their on foot or by riding there on horseback, his children will never be misunderstood or rejected there, never again by another family member, we must not forget that their family is in Christ, now, by those that love Jesus too. We were born to know him, born for the blessings of a greater kingdom come. Those that say, your will be done. Yes Lord, fill me with it, treat me like you did Adam and eve, and put me in a garden of Good and plenty. Yes Lord, put me in an ark to save me from the coming flood. Yes Lord, take me out of Sodom out from under all falling fiery brimstone. Jesus rejected the storm from raging the boat of his fishermen. He rejected the devil, sin and sickness, from bringing ruin to heaven. Jesus takes the rejects those tempted by sin, that fell into the snare of the devil, and made them his followers. Children of God, children of the light, never loose God’s sight, they don’t ever think of rejecting amazing love, pushing out amazing grace, from entering into your life. They keep their eye on the prize, they run in such away as to win it, these men, where rejected by others for being different for not wanting to cause pain. They did not want to be known for committing murder but to know such an innocent man that bore his life on a cross. They left the gang to join God’s big bang. These rejects, don’t want violence or be harmed by it, they want to live in the land of peace as men that are prospering. I never ever really forget that Jesus is for me, so the devil can’t hurt me, but what I will get isn’t money, what I will receive, is far more precious than precious pearls and rubies. It is the love of God, where I will spend enjoying it’s care and compassion, on mountains that you can slide down on and glide down rivers, having fun, like you had one of those all day passes for a theme park. Where I can go home to my heavenly mansion that is awaiting me, and sore like and eagle on high. Now that is my valentine card from God, you bet, you better believe it. I wouldn’t have to get pinched or keep pinching myself to know that it is real, don’t even have to fear the pain, from a scratch or little paper cut, in fact. Jesus is mine. I am his beloved child. We both are not rejects, not rejects from heaven, that is the most important part, take notice this may be a miserable world yes, but of that marvelous one, that place in fact no not never ever, can’t, no, not Nada.
Breaking the Ice, Take it or Leave It : “Welcome, You Got Mail…we were all on death row, but by his stripes we are healed.” Enough said, because it was simply put by the words of Christ that came true, he broke the ice, he stomped on it, hard. Made it into ice cream, so good enough to eat. He took the titanic steamer this time around and broke into that big iceberg blocking you from heaven. Those that were trapped in hell, until it freezes over. Some may say, no way, but that doesn’t matter now. For Jesus and his fiery love is the way by his blood he showed his love, his fire, burn’t every crisp of sin. Melted it all away, just to get to those that can’t handle the heat into that ever present burning of true love, to sweet undying passion. Those that wanted to split, but couldn’t, those that didn’t have a friend, or ever had a chance of receiving a helping hand, have one now, with Jesus, the miracle master. His love wouldn’t keep you away, it just had to have you, like a kid hungry for smores. He knew they were those crying out, rich and poor those that made mistakes, countless of times. One by one like countless lost sheep. He is the only one to say he was going to hell, and to break into a place he was unwanted, to go. To save lost souls that wanted another home, one not bound in chains. Those that can’t handle the sores of pain. If you love taking nice camping trips to the park, to the hills, to the mountains of God now is your chance, for you will do so in heaven. Never went on a hunting trip with your dad, he wasn’t their for you, now you can, it is planned for you, with Jesus. You will never have to look back or wonder why with sorrow. He is not sorry that he loves you he won’t take it back. He said that, he went on one hunting trip, that was it to catch you, to tell you when you see him, you see the father also, where he will be, you will be also, out from bad luck, and misery. He took a chance not on you, he went for it. He died and went to hell broke in stole the keys to death so you wouldn’t have to constantly be dieing throughout eternity in agony you were not made for. Only for his glory, of course. He knew it would appeal to you, it would be the truth you had always been seeking. He got excited, so did you. He saved your soul from doom. Hallelujah. Jesus Heals, and that is all you want. He gives you all the love, they’re would ever be, and gave it to you. When their was only one set of footprints in the sand, they were his, when he was carrying you in beloved. The prayer of Jabez, is about a man asking God for him to bless him. By having a free ranch farm land for life, was your right, with hand maidens. It was his and now your gift from God, in his word. He didn’t send Moses to Egypt, not to save his Hebrew sons. He sent his only son Jesus, to rescue your soul, what was impossible for you was nothing with Jesus. He said let their be light let their be you, he said it was good, he counted the hairs of your head, for your priceless. Your better than butter in the cupboard. Your everything special to God in fact. Not doubt. Saved by the blood living blood, by a God that never sleeps or slumbers never tarries, or is dead, but living you’re a life in Christ. Jesus turned water in today, made night separate from the day. Took the 40 lashes the whip of 9 cat tails, for our bodies to be healed. When we put our trust in Jesus, the thorny crowns begin to smell of roses. This is a present not a price. This is a gift not a ticket to another movie. This is healing for our bruised souls, for our broken bodies. In God’s eyes, we have a new body to the world we are a living corpse. In God’s kingdom we move and breathe and have our being. In this world and the next. We are a lamb to the slaughter of satan’s onslaught against God. He can’t win. He won’t. Heavenly host, took Jesus from the grave. The risen king and his angels are seen by those captivated by the Love of Christ. Such as Jacob was, when he saw them go down and come forth from Jacob’s ladder, triumphantly. To speak of a new world with everlasting peace, not peril. Where the sick our healed; where you can believe with out a shadow of doubt in God’s promises, and just go on believing and receiving, because they are no shadows of doubt to speak of; where the truth would set you free, indeed. Jesus healed men, not by war or famine, but by peace and love, and joy in the holy ghost. For that is the kingdom of God. He is much of his kingdom as it is of him. He plays both, savior and Lord. He build his house on the rock, and put rock where there was sand to build ours. He rot till ed the the ground, got rid of the rocks, on that lot. Took the weeds, and threw them away. There is no rocky soil in Christ Garden. No weeds to pull. He is the bread of Life, he already turned that wheat into bread already put it through the grinding press, to say “it is finish.” Such were the last words spoken from the cross of christ. He put the rest into the Sabbath day. For he is Lord of the Sabbath, he healed on the Sabbath day, and when the Pharisee’s said he couldn’t, He say’s this is what I do all day and all night with all my might. For those that put their sight in God’s light. His heart has a handout, that man’s hands can’t give. That life is swallowed up by life more abundant. For to die is gain and he bid’s us to come, and dine with him. With wine of a lovely supper, that is desert. Come and follow me, he says. Let’s all follow this Jesus after Jesus. The one who made Heaven with all of its trimmings and handiwork. I was crucified with Christ, never the less I live, for he set the captives free, set sight to blind eyes. Good news to those, that seek first the kingdom of God, with their whole heart, not just their nose, or with no nose at all. Thirst after his righteousness, and you will find he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek his face, seek him. Because he so loved us while we were yet, just standing all alone at first base.
God’s Most Favorite Sport : Signs and Wonders, very special something’s, that come following. When soccer balls go into the air, flying from a splendid kick, it is sent sailing into the wide blue sky. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world seen by many. Flashy plays, by its stars, do wonders for the fan’s that sit in their stadium seats, pounding there feet, to roar for more. You must get right off the bench, if the coach makes the call to put you in, at crunch time, for your assistance, if you’re the substitute, putting you in the game, mean’s your the team’s favorite sub. In Galatians 5:1 “ 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. In this sport God’s game now comes first, for he is the star the playmaker. In soccer this post is the center mid’s position, in the match he distributes the balls to the rest of the players. So they can be the stars and score the golden goal or make that lasting incredible assist to it. En route to a wonderful win, those passes, all sorts of them are made, they have to be consisting of chips (like golf shots off the tee in the green), wall passes, and all other sorts. Crosses, from a corner kick all can be deadly, all that is needed to win the game and put the ball into the back of the net to rest, like the way god takes us to the historic end on the heavenly highway with him. Galatians continues to read, from Chapter 5 starting with verse 16 and ending with the last verse in the chapter, “Walk by the Spirit 16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy,  drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Being a good sport, CS Lewis said of death, “ That our lives, here on earth are to us like the root to the flower that goes from out of the ground all the way through the dirt to the sky to bloom and sprout., filling with the sky with fragrance, and after this story of our lives here on earth is finished, the pages to it being read, begins the first chapter to a book a better one, the absolute best, that we have ever needed to read. Yet gets better by every page we turn by every chapter we see. On the efeataths of this couple’s gravestones, the tomb’s of both CS Lewis and his wife Joy, it reads, conjointly, “Men Must Endure their Going Hence, Here the whole world is, like reflected by the stars, They cast off their clothes, left behind in the ashes, yet with hope, that she would be reborn, from holy poverty, that here after the soon coming may, resume her happy life on Easter day. Death swallowed up by victory the Jesus won for us at the cross with his joust that took away all doubt. That the summit of his love was never ever left any higher than it is, because death stood on one lousy hinge and was therefore Castro lily defeated. That death was dead, defeated and left to the wilderness to die. We would not longer need to wander, to howl are way like a wolf back or to o safety. That it is was all burnt up all of it inch by inch. Including all its muddy ditches so we wouldn’t have to swallow the cold. The Good fight he won it, it was his game that he played perfect and just right. Making the pass of gentleness to his kindness and then off to his mercy and care. With others in the game like father Abraham and his family of faith, on the playing field and not afar off. They were put in God’s word his playbook of most marvelous plays. So we can see how his gentleness the gentleness of God would defeat the doubt. Take away the tears and bring about the joy. Reoccurring several times as one of those dashing bicycle kicks when a player jumps into the sky to reach a soaring ball that you can only really get to, in no other way or fashioned deemed appropriate but with your head now underneath your legs reaching even farther below, to hit that ball with the foot of your shoe’s sole, and jumping right into its path, heading higher with your breathe, extolled, leaving us the fans, with watching, breathless, amen.
Paul’s Apartment : Have you ever wondered what it would be like for you to be a homeowner? One of those that have the key to your very own place, the bible says they are keys to the kingdom that God would like everyone to have, to a mansion, a heavenly home, on top of the big top where the gold is bright and shiny, and the marble makes up all the streets. Saint Paul got a place where he could go and pray in Ephesus and in so many others like in Rome or elsewhere where he could have the lame the crippled the sick, to meet him for dinner. To be healed by his prayers of faith that is worth having, and believing in God for. The bible says the poor become rich that that poor man Lazarus has a home with Abraham in heaven, in his bosom. Where the rich man here on earth wouldn’t even offer him dinner, there He is full, with baskets of fish that God put together for him even with a dip of tartar sauce, now that would hit the spot. A home is a very special place it is where the heart is, it must be a place for the family and not for materialistic gifts. For a gift basket can never replace a person, remember how precious the basket was that held the sweet baby Moses. It was precious because it had their deliver in it, for the Hebrew people. Moses and then Solomon made a place for God to dwell in the ark of the covenant in the temple. And David a tent for the tabernacle of worship, and for his Hiram, his many wives, without price. Their is a gospel song called, ‘Big House” telling the story of a big house with many rooms and a big yard perhaps you have heard of it. A home is where the heart is it is a very special place the only way you could go to sleep on a bed like king David to sing the psalms and not the blues from out side in the wet cold, and in the wet winter rain. That would rain out any baseball game. Even a cave was a place for people, for Saul, for Elijah, for David, for Gideon, where you would here God speak in a still small voice, preparing you for your journey. Turtles got shells, and so do sea snails, just like some people do, as they live in their cars, but when you get your dream home, make sure it is not built on just sand if you do make sure it is built upon the rock of God’s word first. It takes some time, though for others to get home, like Job and the prodigal son, when they were reunited back with their families. In the scriptures it says the birds have nests but the son of man has no where to lay his head, how about you share him the room in your heart, with him, here and now. For he is faithful and just to heal you and forgive you from all your sins. The foolish virgins missed it, they did not enter into the masters house they ran out of their light they ran out of all of the olive oil needed to spend the nights up waiting for the door to open. There are women now without a home without a family of their own, because like them they are foolish, like the rich man who now has his home in the bed of hell for he could not give his neighbor who had no home in his heart to share at least some pleasant drips of water, to cool the tongue. Is your house to big? God’s ready to forgive, he took that poor man Lazarus to live in heaven with father Abraham, he will take you whether your as rich as Mathew the tax collector he will come to your house like he did his, to see you give away all you have to follow him, as he told the rich man to do, when he was with him. Jesus has a home in heaven, and he has made one for you. Will you go to him, walk on water at least get out the boat get, for he built his church on faith. He gave even the fish he caught a place in the net and inside the boat, a home. For a moment, but will yours be for all eternity. A home is a place for good cooking, for frying fish, at st. Peters house. A place made with carpenter hands, crafted for keeps. For the means that 24 elders would see Glad tidings and the Three kings singing of his wonderful mercy, by his blood. By baptizing the souls of the men that had dirty feet. Disciples from Nazareth and Galilee that went all the way to Calvary. That came to celebrate his last suppers’ feast. There is a list of men, that had a home and shared it with others in need you can join them, they are as follows, Smith Wiggles worth and his Bradford mission in Britain, Robert raikes and his first Sunday school out of his house, George Williams and his first ever YMCA, in London and in London when William Booth took, a market, and carved out a home from it for the meek, it was free from disease and never got expensive like what Francis and Edith Schaffer’s labri in Switzerland and Hudson Taylor’s Chinese Inland mission, all places for the sick the unwanted the poor, for refuge for the believers in the Lord.
I Tried : In the book of Daniel two kings tried to kill two Jewish Boys, goners for certain, but with God intervening on their behalf, the plan was thwarted, going unsuccessful. When God gives a tug, he gives forth the best effort, in the world, being truly successful, saving his best friends, from death. When king David was little and so was Samson the Nasserite, they killed ferocious lions, giants, and bears, because God had been with them. You see you need Jesus when you try, try putting forth the best effort you need to do something to win at something, you need to try as the bible says faith without works is dead, for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God so it is necessary for both ears to try to hear. You need to try. The rich man tries to drink water in hell but is unsuccessful, because angels tried to give him God’s word but this man, did not try getting Christ first, you must first try to get God, get good, get better, by first getting the best. It may not be so important for you to try passing a school test, as it would be to enter into God’s rest, even with the skin of your teeth as the bible says, for the Lord knows all the numbers of hairs that are on you head, he rather get to know you, first try that friends, by getting to know him. The Hebrews tried, to free their lands from the ruins, from idols and from nasty foreigners and thieves. They would take their mind from restful ease to certain sieges of misery, pledged to take away all their harvest at best. Leaving the land in thorn bushes an utter barren wilderness, this was the plan of the philistines, and of the pharaoh’s of Egypt. Listen, Joseph tried to help his people, so God was willing to do the rest, feed them in times of wicked famine, God freed from his time in oppression. He tried to pray as a prisoner, it was spoken as if it was just only a whisper as, with at last a sad cry. And the Lord heard his faithful speak he turn the tide and brought this man from prison to his feet to stand before the king. How about the woman with the infirmity with bleeding, who tried to grasp the miracle master’s most graceful touch. She tried so many times before and all over again, like humpty dumpty who had a great fall to be out back together again, that had not worked, and she was falling all over the ground, flat I am sure, following after the crowd in shambles trying to get before the Lord, to have him, but only say the words and I would be healed. Healed after years of fever and doubts, bouts with cancer perhaps for you. This hour, all you that are heavy laden just try to give the lord, but a cry, and he will say rise up and walk, so you can say, with no doubt, that I was blind but now I can surely see. Shout, for his glory has made you whole, and washed clean. From all the sores, of torn times from the wounds of mines. Your not a worm, you’re a real you. Jesus is the one that heals you. He doesn’t have to try he just does it, for you. He loves you. You may have to try but he doesn’t have to, for he already has and always will put forth the best effort. That a man could ever dream or could, for all of you, our treasures of his life, of his hearts most precious pieces. You first and you second, for heaps, for pounds of love, that when you walk you don’t have to frown, or stumble around in the hay and fall on your face into rocky ground. This narrow path we follow by the narrow gate we enter, is where the master is trying to get you to see that it is by faith, if all your faith was just as small as a mustard seed you would not have to worry, not worry about tomorrow’s. Jesus takes care of the birds, and he will so of you. Up and into the tips of the branches, providing for your needs for rice to eat, for nice things to wear. Now that is Kentucky fried Chickens original recipe.
Prayer with Pop : In the catholic covenant, the cardinals pray for a new Pope. This tradition came from scripture as mention here in Acts 1: 24 Lets read that: 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen The point that I want to make here is that they prayed, but they prayed without faith not getting the answer they wanted lead them to throw lots to pick the new disciple Matthias that would be used to substitute for Judas. They needed power put back in their prayers, They had seen Jesus teach them to pray they were with them when he prayed over the food saying grace blessing the baskets of Crumbs they had seen God answer by multiplying with a few fishes and loaves, when the people had moan and their hungry tummies had groaned. We all are sheep that have gone astray, so God came to those that need new wineskins, I can turn your water into wine as he did with his mother’s guest at a wedding feast.. We have not because we ask not, the bible says as it also says we need to ask in order to receive. The baskets of figs the baskets filled with olives picked from twigs, these baskets need to be filled with our prayers as the incense is poured out and perfumed before the throne those of the prayers of saints. Who’s loving worship was heard as by those, like Enoch that always walked and talked with God. Who put their whole trust in him. Who never doubted where all shadows of doubt cease to exist. They prayed for a home eternal in heaven and got it. Three strands chords in this rope better than one, not so easily broken, when twisted together, where two or more are gathered their is God in the midst of them. Hearing their prayer, for faith; comes by hearing and hearing by the very words of God. As Jesus says I live for the words spoken by the father the words of God. I do what he says for I hear what he tells me. For I stop to listen, I can hear him speak these great things to me, things about his kingdom to come, about his forgiveness. His answers to prayer many times remind me of the things I can be so thankful for. And can lead to repentance to remember to give thanks for his faithfulness coming through. Showing me the way, the way home the way to the clothing for my nakedness. The way to his throne. The Lord’s Prayer came true in his day, and is coming true to day it remains free from harmful things. It is full of sufficient grace. He is the same yesterday today and always. Need something ask him for it. Is it coke a cola you can have it. Get it from God, Get it for free. Keep it, its yours. A river of life, a fountain of joy. You want some jazz to your song and step or some tunes for your ipod. Hip Hop is blessed. Missing a flute he will find it for you. Your notes missing good news. Your jokes missing the muse, he will answer your prayers. For you. Pray for Pop, just pray with some pop. Pray to Jesus, for he is Lord, He cares for you. The bible says. When someone is hungry, Christ will give you meat from the thousands of cattle, he owns that are grazing on his hill. He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him, seek first the kingdom of God and he will give you the desires of your heart, all of them and so much more. You will get, what you need, a life more abundantly. That is why he came and said, Fear Not, for I am with you. Lo to the very end of the age, that I will send my spirit, as you go about all the earth making disciples of all men. He sent his spirit he sent healing from every disease. He refuses no one, it says in the great good book, for he desires that all men might be saved. That every knee shall bow and tongues confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. For he is who he says he is King of Kings, Call upon his name. The disciples needed fish for their nets The Lord heard their plea, for mercy God filled their boat, when the seas were raging and roaring, they asked Jesus for help and right when they did not a moment to soon, but right after, Jesus calmed the waters made still the waves. He answers prayer, still today. He will heal your broken body, just ask him. That is the faith that pleases God. When you speak, let it be said, Holy, Holy are you Lord almighty, that is what the angels say, like the 24 elders while they are in the throne room, of God in heaven. With a loud voice of the archangel, with loud trumpets he will come, Call out to him to day and he will. God will bless you. So Let us pray.
You will finish First with Jesus : Love Never Fails, He will never leave you nor forsake you, Nothing, no not a thang, will separate you from the very love of God. That is absolutely amazing; it catapults you to the promises of God, to the care of companionship, the true and genuine kind. Not like the kind, when Delilah had when she left the company of her husband Samson for the many men of philistines. Divorce was not optionally, it didn’t come close in loosing a case, over a jobloss, for it was a different matter all together, one that would not take place ever in the life of a saint in a life lived in God’s grace. Got hates divorce, and he hates adultery to. The truth makes two offenses that go on defending it, that both abominations that keep you out of the pearly gates, when you don’t repent, the one truth doesn’t divorce your spouse. The other truth carries, the loving fruitful kind the stuff God loves, and never condemns. How could he, he was the one that put Adam and eve in the garden and Noah and his wife, and their sons and their wives into the ark, to be saved from the flood. This was companionship, this was real relationship with God, it was real relationship with him. For God had made it, ordained it, made a covenant with man, that this was the relationship he would have with them, the way he would save them, and help them to keep their marriage vows. Make their bed be undefiled in the world before Christ. As a lamp on a hill. You will always finish first with Jesus you always will. That is the thrill…being first, not arriving at all, is bad. You miss all of the good things that come with being the winner, all of that. The treasures stored up in heaven the many crowns, a soul winner carries. Now bad companiship is when you are with or have a big bully in your life, when the child of the lord is with these folks. Satan was kicked out of heaven for what he did, by inventing the sin that so easily besets us. He doesn’t even have a throne for that demon, they all go to hell, like the pigs that were plunged into the grave parts of the sea. Elijah was another example he didn’t even live with Ahab or jezebel like some other prophets of the false prophets of Baal, he told them they would go to hell for their lack of loving one another, for their murderous lives of Greed. Getting rid of farmers and their villages and burning up the vineyards that belong to the men of Israel to enjoy, to share. They had to go, he had to leave, and they were bullies. Even David had to flew from Saul when he flung a spear in his direction when he tried to kill him, David didn’t mind playing his harp, now that was alright real companionship the type you keep with your friends, have with your dad. But when it came to being bullied he had to go, he had to flee sin. Goliath even got this message you leave my brothers and I alone he said, you philistines are bullies. Today, many churches have the wrong idea of companionship, instead of reading the bible they are reading harry potter, instead of going to church with their wives, they are going to church to hear a lesbian say the devil is the way. Let me say, they will all go to hell if they don’t get their act together, this day, with the great companion we have in Jesus, with love, not hate, if you want to be a bully, well then Heaven is not for you, it is where all are precious in God site. Where more than one man sits on throne and he sits with his other friends, God companions too like the 24 elders or the 144,000 witnesses….not gay folk, not devils, not a tyrant of evil doing what he likes. But a servant king serving with majesty, all many and mighty precious things, such as peace, humility, kindness and gentleness, ones who sword is the word of God, and not made of hard piece of medal. God’s word brings live not death for he raised the dead, his friend Lazarus, Jarious daughter . He wanted good company, pleasant company to keep, those were living, alive and well, and you can’t keep company with dead men, in heaven. We need to be companions to the truth, to joy, with compassion to the promises of God. So knock it off, or got to hell, if you don’t choose to spend your life with the greatest God, there was ever, then you will go there even quicker, and be considered like dung. I rather get healed, not be any sicker. Not be a belly itcher, but be my spouses belly dancer, be her back rubber. For all that are feeling blue, Jesus is the way for you to the truth. Daniel did not keep company with those hungry lions for long. He got out of that dark den. Batman may want to hang out all day with bats, but our God wants to hang out with you , your loving spouse, your friends, your family, heaven is full of them, since it is full of houses, and houses are full with all of that great stuff. Better than a fruit basket with spoiled rotten figs, get the wolf out from the sheep flock, shepherd. Get out the goats, separate them too…for samson and david would kill bears and lions for trying to take a bite out of their lamb’s leg. My friends hold the Lords hand. In his presence their is fullness of joy, no bruises from the punches of bullies will be their no longer will you loose your lunch. To them, they will all be gone, good companions will you have, those free from the rage of anger and strife, those angels that come to serve men, bring great messages with them. That darkness will flight in fright from the light, for what fellowship does the night have with day, Christ being the way, his love being the tune. Safe in his arms safe from sin, removed from you as far as the west is from the east. To meet, and greet those that flock to clean you feet, as Jesus did his men, when he washed them. He didn’t cut of their hands for sinning, but washed them clean for their is a better way, one that loves it neighbors as he loves himself. NO greater love would a man have to lay his life down for his friends, the factor of favor. Where you have a family, like adam had eve, all your own, not just a garden with one fig tree that won’t bloom. That Christ would curse, if he walked by it, don’t stumble don’t fall on the rock it will crush you don’t keep your companionship with them, make your enemies your footstool to, build your house upon the rocks. They don’t turn into real bread they didn’t cry out to worship God, his saints did, those that came with palms to rejoice that the king of Kings was arriving to the throne. He alone with his many men, his mighty men, his companions his friends. Decide to be by the side of Jesus, be one of those dear men he would call his friend, today, Amen. Let us pray.
Real Love is Really Worth It : Real love is really, really absolutely worth it, worth having with you, everyday. It doesn’t disappear, it doesn’t dispatch the police. It doesn’t cast a shadow flying through the air, it doesn’t blind you and you can really touch it. And is more precious to eat then a sack lunch your mom gave you to munch. It is like a rock, those little pieces of sand that God use to make man. He took a breath and swept away all the enemies that made a step stool for his feet.. He made sand, then a rich man, he made them. Go outside, your door, you will see and meet real rich folk, real people, some really poor. Things are real, they are not for pretend. You don’t pretend to dance when you do, you really boogie. Music makes you rock, music may make you roll. When people get on fire, they really know how to stop drop and roll. No joke, people really choke, when they got something stuck in their windpipe, so they need real help. They don’t see some illusion something imaginary, this isn’t brail. It is a real event that happens in real life. There was once a real man named CS Lewis that had to give a real debate to someone who really didn’t believe their was a God. He gave the real truth, that their is a real God, a man named Jesus that came to really save all that were lost, to the very dust from the heap of ashes that lay in their grave. God’s real grace will give them a chance, a real body that won’t fade away, won’t ever get sick, it wasn’t a trick. It was real truth, for some it was really hard to swallow, for others it was real easy, to receive. Let me say, today, a real risen savior, will take all your sin away, taking all your real problems away. One that really, really loves, you, those that have happened to stray. He cares for you always, whether others do or not, to give you a real family, a real home, that is more precious then real hope because it is now real revealed love. If there was ever hope, then this is what it was hoping for. For a real you, your real, the things around you, are real, they are real neighbors, living next door, real soldiers at war, real winners in real time. A Real God to put real trust in. That the king of Kings and lord of lords in on the throne, one we really can’t see now, but we know won’t ever pass away, all these other ones, will. God made light shine into something, he made Adam and eve, and said about his creation it was really good their naked and unashamed, in the garden of nuts and fruits to choose from. A real bible to read, with real words of beloved mercy for those that are thirsty, to heal your soul. Broken, and torn, then get back to real redemption, by real forgiveness, by real repentance. For Jesus had a real cousin, one that he grew up with, who was really hairy, who was really homeless, like Jesus was as well. With no where to lay his head in the wilderness, like the son of man in the whole nation of Israel, but they both have a real home now, in a real forever, in a real heaven, in real majesty. That pours forth endless real glory, for those that can really, really see with their heart, with their being. Samson’s eyes where really plucked out, but he also really got married, he really killed all his enemies the philistines, and God really gave him the strength to do it. He has real hands, to hold you; he has real compassion that cares. Real tears, he cried, for he had but only all the real joy, to give for those, in need. A real chance to get right back on track, he has to give you. A real treasure that contains real flowers, real pearls, and real daisy’s in bloom, on real islands with dunes. Real God, among all other false Christ’s. Their is real pain, but real promises to gain, their is real life, and a real love sent to be with you, that is stronger than death it takes away every real sting of the grave, being a sad and forbidden place that no man would want to spend their days. There is a real good God, one that really loves you, with no doubts, made for those that really believe beyond a shadow of a doubt. Be real to the truth, today, it was real honest with you, be in real love, today. It is real worth it, for all its worth. Because it is the truth, no doubt, the one worth repeating, over and over, and all over again. It’s the truth no doubt.
Got Any References, Please! : In this world, and in the life we have been given here, by the hand of God, we will have to use references, for one thing or the other, perhaps to get a job, or to enter into some very elite school. We want or would like to go to. Maybe we find out however later on, that we did not get the job, or get into that school, perhaps, because of one of those references, perhaps the person, we knew betrayed us, as did Judas with Jesus, did with a kiss. Who we put down on that list as a good one, but because that person was man, had sin. Therefore crashing our dream, because our personal reference was bad, and we were surprised to know it. Maybe they knew something about us, a sin perhaps kept out of the clothing that was keeping it hidden in the closet, we had covered from that experience, a bloody shirt, or the dice that was used by roman guards to gamble away his cloak in their pockets, or so we thought. This man is not able to forgive us like God, perhaps, giving us the only reason in life, to change our reference, updating them, now. Perhaps, because that reference, has moved, or died, or has changed address, and we have lost contact with them, therefore not allowing us a good contact reference, one that is current that we would need. Someone who has known us over the past year, or years. But let me suggest that this may be the reason, that we should only desire, and only need one reference, as a Christian, and that be that we find Jesus, the son of God to be our only reference. The only reference we would use to get a job, a wife, a home, and so forth, with the banker, mortgage broker, the boss, and with the Human Resources, Dept. In Scripture Jesus, our Lord God, is the one that only gives us life, that moves the mountains that are in our way, that gives us hope by his spirit and eternal life, at the end of the road. In scripture it says. “Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. And also in Psalm 59:17 we read: O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love. And concluding with this scripture: Psalm 73:1 God Is My Strength and Portion Forever. In the song sung by former American idol winner, Carrie Underwood, titled , “Jesus you take the wheel” we realize that we need Jesus for everything, and only him, as a driver, if we have been driving under the influence perhaps, when no body is around or will help us, home. So he can send the angels of the lord to do so, or provide a way where there is no way, to get us home safe and sound, to deliver us from drunkenness, and to forgive us from the sins, that may have been cost from such a trip, if it lead us to hit our spouse, or get into a car wreck. Only Jesus can forgive us from such wounds, and heal us from the bruises that come with such accidents, under the influence of beer, or other drugs. Perhaps, you don’t fall into that category or ever been a drug user or have ever drank in your life, but Jesus, needed a reference, and only the most important one, that he would ever need. In the word of God, Jesus cried out that God would pass the cup of death from him, in the garden of Gethsemane, and then cried aloud on the cross, that he would commit his spirit, to him alone. Proving, that Jesus used this reference, this only one, of God the father, to avoid death or to help rescue him from it, after the fact. We need the same reference, we need to do the same thing, only calling out to God our heavenly father, also to save us from death to remove the cup of sin, from us. He can only answer that prayer for us. No former boss, no former friend, would ever do that, if we have been using other references, well try this one, if they haven’t been working, tell people that Jesus, is your maker, knitted you together in your mother’s womb that has written you in the lamb’s book of precious life. Ask him to, to be your lord and savior now, if you haven’t ever before. To be your lord, to be your reference for life everlasting, to bring you to the spring of living waters, where you will never go thirsty again. As the good shepherd does with his lambs. You will be victorious, you will become more than a conqueror, you will get that job, you will see the walls of Jericho fall down as Joshua did in his life, when he blew the trumpets of the Lord in zion, at the command of God. Giving God the glory, trusting in only the Glorious Hebrew God, the only one way to what is truly only wonderful, great master. Moses did the same thing again, and again, to make sure that pharaoh, let his people go, he went to God, in prayer, he heard from God when he went to be still and listen, to hear the word from the Lord, his voice, his only shepherd, the Lord’s actions his only reference, to go, to be lead, forward, and not astray, by the Egyptian pagan God’s, as did pharaoh. Those that call upon the Lord, will be saved, it says, it the word of God. Proving, that the wise men, will go to jesus, as they did on the day of his birth, that only those that put their trust in knowing jesus will be rest assured that they will be healed, rescued in a day of famine. Jesus was the one given fish, and that received the loaves of bread from a boy, not I, to give out to those that need it, this includes us. We are in that boat with God, as the disciples where, when jesus said, cast your net here, to get a boat loaded with them. That I am your fisherman, I am the one that supplies your needs. I am your reference, peter to get your taxes paid, from the belly of a fish, when I tell you where to go and when, as it was for Jonah, when Jonah told God, he would go, and he told him he would, well then, that reference turned out to be the good one right, the one he needed, it was the best personal one we could ever get and that would surly work, to get that lad, out from the belly of the whale, and us thrown out onto shore away from our sins. God told that whale to do that, by his command not Jonah’s, a reference won’t work if it is not done by someone other than our self, and it has to be God, and no one else, for it to really work and be the good one that we need. As it says, in: Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. So he will be my only reference, for more, for love, for life, will he be yours. The only source of Gain and what treasures you get into this life, and far into the next? Let it be so.
Do you know your John 3 Sixteen’s ? : Do you know your abc’s? Do you know that in the bible there are more than 16 bible verses of the Chapter 3:16. Did you get raised in a home, where you would get the chance to read them all! Where family devotions where apart of the meal? Do you now have a bible, which you read daily. If that wasn’t the case back then, will you now, more than ever begin to listen to God’s word being shared? If so, you will know that the bible is filled with a bunch of abc, letters that form words when put together, in fact every letter in the alphabet, is in God’s picture book, the bible, since God is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. Today, we will mention three of these passages of scripture, and focus on the abilities of each one to transform your life, as we know it with God. For your best benefit, and the benefit of others. First let us find the chapter and verse of: Luke 3:16 (it says; 16 John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Beloved, of God, children, of the most high: this passage of scripture refers to the friendship, that God has with us, one that is lived with everlasting, one filled with promise, a hope measured with love. You can’t count enough of it, before you get lost with the amounts that no man immortal can bound. His compassion for you is steaming, always simmering ready to be used, to bless you. To bring rain for your dried out and thirsty crops. If you’re a farmer, you will know that some seasons are bleaker then others, with less of a turnout for plush ripe rosy red and purple turnips, to pick and pluck. You loose a sale at the farmers market and the buyer looses more than his appetite. No where else, do we find, that Jesus is who we need as Savoir then here, for the first time. His mercy, replenishes the time. Takes us on better strolls in the park, with loved ones, smelling better, missing those stinky feet, no one ever wants to be smelling, indeed. So is the reason he baptized his disciples, feet. Second is the passage we find here as we read, together if you will: John 3:16 For God So Loved the World 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. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, were the words Jesus spoke on the cross before it was finished. Was this a test, among the rest. That no man could pass but God, and if so, why would others have to die. Is it an issue of trust? The truth spoken in love, yes, why of course. Because sin, was prevalent. It was on the golf course, seen in the rose, when summer would turn to fall and those nice pleasant leaves were left leaving green for feeling blue and falling to the ground and out of view, in brown robes and decapitated shadows. Sin, left its mark, which no man, would want to be the target for. The very wrath of God was against it. Eve, knew it so well, so did her son Cain, a murderer that blundered the other with the adultery of disobedience. These stains left pain, regretful recourse of ruined days, all which remain. We needed summer back where winter was, so winter can never ever be again, cold leaving you frozen and alone. No more cold days with a frozen heart among us that was hard. A place where song birds our singing and chirping. Beside the lion and the lambs. Jesus, making a way, where there was not one before, a way for man, to reach him, where he was. Last but not least is the passage that I find to be my favorite and most easy one to read, let’s go there together, shall we: Genesis 3:16 16 To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for  your husband, and he shall rule over you.” This is a most practical explanation to why couples shouldn’t have kids, so they are not tempted to sin, either by aborting their baby, or to get angry with them, since that is in God’s word as being against his laws. If we never ever stumble, it means we have removed all the stones from our stony hearts, and the narrow way, the path that leads to the home, isn’t that narrow anymore. One that leads us home at last, without tears, in the emergency room. One, that is filled with love for our spouse, why there is a heavenly mansion to enjoy that love match, made in heaven, awaiting us. Lord have mercy, I am sure most of you women have said that, while shopping. When will this end. When you finally have your husband be the ruler of your home or apartment. Amen.
It’s All About Jesus : Have you ever read about the parable of the sower, as he was throwing seeds on different grounds, some just on to plain dirt, some into a bunch of rocks. Where the seeds on good soil would grow, and the seeds on the stones would not.
It is like that other parable, about the good samaritian, when some past up the victim to a horrible robbery that left the man almost stabbed to death. He did not, like all the others did. Well it is like the way we listen to god’s voice, when he speaks. If we hear him and obey, we won’t pass up that wounded bloody samaritian if he was the one that was wounded too. We would plant seeds in the right soil, too, that would be the truth, if we were a farmer wanting a good harvest for winter. We would listen and learn. To our teacher, when he taught us how to farm earlier on. We would lay ahold grab on to the voice of instruction. The voice of our teacher, like as christians we are suppose to hear the voice of god, and trust and obey, for there is no other way, as one of the most elegant gospel hymns, puts it. We must hear his voice, listen, trust and obey. We must rely on it, let his speech, his talks to us, and what he is trying to say to us, be of most important to us, like the message from a bike courier getting to a Secret Service Agent. There we must get our advice, our lessons in life. What we need to know, should come from him, from the songs by the throne. King Solomon got Proverbs, as well as every man of god who helped write the word by listening to the holy spirit, only to what he had to say, as if it was every drop of honey for a man, that had nothing to drink or even eat in days. It was his pleasant speech, by his words, the word of God was established here and all the way up to the top of the heavens. In Genesis 24:7 it reads:
(7 The Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke to me and swore to me, ‘To your offspring I will give this land,’ he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.) We need to listen and obey and example to that, would be a commader of a ship. Listening to the warnings given over the radio, if he would not listen, he would be like the titannic ship or the Valdez in alaska that sank, or lost all its oil in a spill, that they could advoided if they would only have listen to God’s voice, to those that were given them good messages to advoid such a trajic disaster in the ocean, at sea. It says in: Exodus 33:11 (Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses turned again into the camp, his assistant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.) Imagine that, as a man would speak to a friend, so personal, as in a personal relationship with jesus. So many, think this is a joke, how can Jesus be in the same room with us, he is invisible, or he is like somewhere else on the throne, talking to elders or old testament saints, at this time instead. Not true, he is a much bigger God then that, his voice also had to be loud enough to make all the rocks in this earth and around the moon, the astroids too…think about. He can speak a word as in a whisper and it can create something as large as that God can speak, and you can hear it all the way from light years zipped so far away in time. In 2 Samuel 2:1 God tells David something, that he can hear: David Anointed King of Judah2:1 (After this David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah?” And the Lord said to him, “Go up.” David said, “To which shall I go up?” And he said, “To Hebron.”) In the movie the perfect storm, again a warning went out some listen and did not obey but others did, the captain’s of fishing flagships, that listened to the warning of a great storm that was coming, advoided disaster they went back to inland to the cape. They were safe, in Psalm 95:7-8 it says: 7 For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
Today, if you hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, and in: Isaiah 50:4 (4 The Lord God has given me
the tongue of those who are taught,
that I may know how to sustain with a word
him who is weary.
Morning by morning he awakens;
he awakens my ear
to hear as those who are taught.) We must be ones that hear and obey. That is what God’s word is there for not for the devil to get it, to steal it from us, to steal our joy to, and the way to it, and then only have that be thrown away like sin is from God, when he comes into our lives. We need to keep the joy, the word. Loose our sins, but nothing else, not enternal life, by listening to Jesus speaking to us, leading us there, the whole way, like pilgrim, like Christian was in the book A Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan. He listened to God’s voice when he spoke real quiet and gentle like, to hearing his voice in the thunder in the clouds warning him of woods perhaps, that he should not go in, to get lost, from life, from the rewards that were made for him, soon to be seen sent to him, in sight. What if the light in the lighthouse went out and your ship needed to be saved from jagged edges from the cliffs of shore, would you listen to the sould of buoy bells, to the bells there ringing in the fog the fog horns, warning of land. Would you then put your anchor down, and wait for day. Or will you do ahead and only listen to yourself your own way, and get lost, and crash your ship, into hard clay. In John 10:2-4 (2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.) and concluding in the book of John with what it says here: John 10:14-16 14 (I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.) Abraham heard God tell him, take Issac to the altar, and kill him there, but he also heard God say, save his life, get that ram in the thicket of bushes and bring it here, kill that thing, eat it, not your boy. Praise god, for that. He listen, he heard, he trusted, he did it. He followed God. That is how we should live. He isn’t nothing our God, he is a man, they speak, you speak. He is God, we as christians, are his children, kids listen to there parents, do yours? Do you have them? There was real people, a real place, for a real God to really save, and really speak to us. He gave us both ears and a mouth, he made us in his image he has those things to, is what that means, he made us for friends, for fellowship, that includes talking, and listening, so listen to God talk, start trying to do that today. It will save you from many mistakes, from many harmful places. If toads would listen, to God, I am sure they wouldn’t take the busy road and gets squashed. Those that have ears to hear, let him hear the bible says, eat squash, and not frogs, that is a good message to begin listening to, a good moral to the story, value in this lesson, learn do you believe it, praise the Lord, if you do,…let us end with this verse in the book of: Revelation 3:20 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Amen, Let us pray.
Your the Man for A Gospel Moment : Recently, my brother in Christ shared with me this verse in the bible: 2 Samuel 12:7 Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. When Tony told me that, he was saying, in another words, that any man, like King David who puts God first, and makes him the lord of their life, in order that they might be saved and truly find real life, will never fail. You are never ever closer to God, than when he gives you the breath of life.” Your friends will notice this to, that when you have a pure heart before Christ, and follow after God’s will and bring God’s deep love into your life, in the very precious sight of Christ. He will look at you when he smiles and be happy. For we our not called to live in sin, kept living in Darkness. May these be your deeds, today, may you be the man, or the woman, God loves to cherish, moment by moment, and be one that he invites to fellowship with in heaven, without end. Amen.
Jezebel Went to Hell : There is a movie called, Drag Me to Hell, about a Single Woman, who is taken to hell while still being alive after she participated in an evil ceremony. Well, there is found in scripture the story of a woman, who really went and she wasn’t single at the time. But in many ways she was, for she was without God. She put herself out of real reach of him, when she decided to do what was not best. And commit murder, as well as grand theft, instead of loving her husband and keep on keeping on doing that. That was her life’s work and calling, not bringing death to one of her neighbors households. As satan, tried to take the place of God, she tried to take the place of satan, and where satan could not succeed in taking God’s throne, Jezebel succeeded in being just like the evil one, who brings nothing more that death and destruction, after he steals the souls of those bound to hell. Those that are, are in real need, and need a real savior. First you must realize you are not God, your not made to be left alone either without him in your life. You need to realize you never died on the cross, but he did as well as was raised from death. Jezebel, probably was like many women, who wear a cross, as jewelry around their neck but nevertheless are missing the love that comes from only him within their hearts. If you compare Jezebel to a woman of faith, who is found in heaven to this day, Sarah, Father Abraham’s wife, you will see that the sins she committed are not found within her life’s story, no prophet of God was sent to her to warn her, or to tell her that death would be found at her door, for her soul was not lost, it was put in Christ, just as her husband’s was. She did not murder any servant of hers, but raised up her kids in love, unlike that other woman. She did not steal her servants riches, but gave them what they earned from working from what she had, from what she had earned and worked for, what she was blessed by God to give. You can say, and be safe to say so, that if you put your trust, not in stealing or killing a man for a vineyard if you are a woman or a man, whether married or single, that you have no other hope, no other way to live, then to put your trust in God. You must put it into something, you must realize that you never died and rose again, that you can’t be like that anti-christ that says, He is God, when he is not. When faith works by love, as the bible says, this belief in the need for a real savior, becomes real for your real life. You need a real God that brings the rescue train to you, not just blowing by whistles near your house. You must take faith and now, let it go for yet more from God, a true and greater gift of love, for this real relationship that is not built and based on emptiness, or a fortified bitterness. That in your heart, and in your home, has been not what the Lord has wanted to find, and that you know have to be his treasure. That you must find real worth in not being alone in excuses or in guilt, in shame or in treachery, that if you deny or keep it all to yourself, as if it had worth, that, will only drag you to hell, don’t do it, if you have the good in you, don’t do it, if you see above and beyond the horizon that you are one of those woman, not like Jezebel that don’t live like her anymore, but like Sarah, who can have her husband of more than 50 years first born child 50 years beyond the age of 50. That, is that the way you live, and nothing more, that you don’t want to empty, empty trash, but throw it all out, when it is time. That when the trash man comes, you are not found keeping stinky feet, that, is not what you want, all the garbage in the world isn’t yours it’s the devils. Your meant to be a beautiful bead in God’s necklace strand of pearls. Your a prince or princess in the world that comes next, that is lasting forever, in a kingdom not with murder or rust, where you can’t kill, because there is no more death. Notice your need of change, now, do what is best, be a good kid, be one that makes Jesus proud and that is not proud to be all alone in the darkish dungeon, of sin. But in the kingdom of mercy’s forgiveness, when Grace becomes something more than a fortitude fine attitude, but the keeper of all the promises of the pleasures of joy. Your Brain should not be on drugs, you should be having your whole heart, life and soul going to heaven. Get healed, get blessed by the truth, and nothing more, will befall you. He takes trouble away, for the rest of the way, beyond all death and into all life that is loved. Like yours, he wants you well, and not in hell. The sooner you accept it, the soon it can be yours. The sooner, you realize your free from the bonds of prison, you won’t be a prisoner, for the wicked ones disease. Be disease free out of the bonds of misery, in Jesus name.
Heart Matters Most : Miraculous Hope is for all the inspiring moments in our lives, when God looks to find where all the good men are at, to supply them with the fruits of the blessings that are never to be taken out from there lives. Where good is good, when he left created creation breathtakingly breathless. When he said it was good, and that was it. Now in these times, he is looking for a heart that is after him, like David’s one that is after, that is made by the very promises of God. That is his heart that has it clearly, within him. Where his spirit flows, like a river and fills it up like a full tank of Gatorade. The Holy spirit supplies his grip into our lives in matters of the heart. Where out flows the springs of life, where out of this abundance the mouth speaks. Our very own heart has its very own trumpet. To Blair, to keep playing the tune, of Jazzy kindness, of bass beats of gentleness. Where this flamboyant behavior is what is popular now, the craze, not the dumping noise of rotten eggs, a heart that has been attacked, with wickedness, or slumber. But is indeed live and well. Where are all the good men at, in the bible, what did they do with their lives, what was in their heart what had it in them, not to ever divorce their wives. What heart was in there wives, that no where in scripture do you see Rebecca leaving Issac? The heart is where it counts, you can’t have life, or a living one without it. You can have a dead one, with one that is dead, but that will rot and decay and all go away. To dust and ashes. Bugs and moths, eat cloths and cauliflower. But a man who’s heart is on God is steadfast, can’t be shaken, the truth, is in him, and he will not be removed or swayed. The Glory of God, is shared, he is covered, he is brimming with the light that can’t decay, can’t be shut off like water from a faucet. It is summer time, in God’s garden of greatness, and there is no shortage, no drought. His heart keeps creating, his heart keeps shaping our real lives into a loving pool, in the very apple of his eyes, in the midst of a dry desert. It is an oasis, not of fear, but of crystal clear happiness. I recently saw, the movie, Pursuit of Happyness, when a man who had it in him, in his heart to care for his boy after his wife had left them both, took moment by moment in prayer in faith in hope, in love, not deserted. To win the award of the top of his class, to get the job at Dean Witter a brokerage firm, so he and his child would not have to lock the toilet room, in a deep subway, but have the keys to a bold and beautiful home on top of rolling hills overlooking the bay to Sunny San Francisco. A town, where before many settlers who had the heart of courage took their journey’s to find their gold rush, in the midst of a depressions wake of disaster that was thrown at them, just early before, but the months of waiting where over, where in God’s time, by the moving of his heart that holds his hands, that gives them its function, brought deliverance, where the poor become rich, what was impossible for man, is now possible with God.
Gotta Get Into God’s Good Word : In the bible, in every page, where a man stood, was God’s foot, treading the path for to the wine press. Traveling by the light of his life, that lit the path, where rocks stood, to trip us up. God’s words stood. The light took them out of the way, out from the gravel road, for bare feet. Those lives we read, inside, of men who wore just leather sandals in the desert, to find greatness in only the courage it took to live better well, in most difficult times. When the story or Mary and Joseph, takes on a week after week sunset in blistering summer months traveling to Egypt, a land where they must not have known the language the way to talk, to neighbors. How could they know he was a carpenter, have they ever been to Nazareth. Those that read his word have, and in any language now, this word speaks. The pages our his set of footprints in the sand, turn them and you can see the days that went by when the prince of life, took on and took out the prince of darkness of this world of fallen man. In the beginning was man after all, alone and naked and in love. Adam with eve. Hypocrites, do not hold on to the block of leather that keeps this pages bound together, as scripture says there are those that deny God’s power, and from such turn away from. They turn away from its pages, but you, with Faith, with all but only faith in God, shall find it. After seeking it for wisdom as spoken from its proverbs, from knocking on the door that shall be open, the book of Psalms, of songs that have the beat to every bongo drum, ringing in the Marshall Islands. In these letters stand, real romance, real healing, where you can look back and farther than any history book can go or any college professor can tell you, man can learn its beggingings, begginging with God, with destiny for the way of salvation. Where the first stories of finding food, gathering for a home, our understood and taught to us well. You can’t find these stories elsewhere, of how marriage with a mate began, where, man rode its first bike, along side with his brother on a camel’s back, perhaps. Where imagination of a child is real, where the laughs from dad, can go from lofty to mighty perplex. Not in the candy store, can you find this sugar so tasting. It’s free samples however of love granted so sweet not taken back, and for keeps and not lost, our there. Still there, the pastries, a king of Israel would eat, the dates, that Esther had received from her majesty, her husband the Persian king. This isn’t a cheap book you can get of gossip from the store, this isn’t sports illustrated; however it does come close with the many mentions of grand wars. Real healing, where the blind see, and those that our blind, now can see, can’t get their eyes wide open wide, to read all about their mighty saviour and lord. These pages are as real to touch as the lives inside touch our very own. Appealing to the heart, appealing to the touch that grasps, our souls within our spirit, to take us to uncommon ground upon Solomon’s porch. To look out over the hills of Hebron to the sea of Galilee. To hear John the Baptist, still preaching, echoes from the cords of brilliance playing in the background by the angel choirs that were overlooking the cradle of the saviors birth in Bethlehem. This is the hour, that the man who has never ever seen or read, or heard the words from forth of its pages, take up their mat, and walk and worship God. Go on reading and telling others of these stories that seen the nights before their was man. Jesus walking hand with hand with us, in love with us.
The Empire of Good : Yield to the Light, and find it most impressively appealing. In the Empire of God, within its blistering light of love sparks the motivation not only to live holy, but to live within the glory that surrounds the righteous. Those proud only to be in the favor of God, everything they put first is nothing else but Jesus. This doesn’t strike them dumb, it brings the dumb into life living light, that does nothing else, but bless. The sunset never dawns here, mounting mountains of grace upon the sweet breasts place of righteousness that every one here wears, in the glorious garments of praise. With his power you can glance at the rocks that wouldn’t praise them and they would begin to shout, with his authority, you too could walk on water past a big lagoon to get to your family, if left abandon on an isle in a flood, for whatever reason, they’re wouldn’t be one good excuse. You must go, you must see Jesus split the red seas for you in the sight of your sore eyes, in pleasant mercy. Where miracles, are every minute, common. Not one speck of dust is in his eye, but the Lord took every piece of gold dust from the streams, to tell the truth before your eyes, that what he is building with it, is a home he made. Made by God. With Power and all Authority. Pure Gold, that is. When Jesus speaks, it happens, what he says lives, is alive. He said let their be light and their was, he told the lame to walk and the blind see, and sure enough they did. Now that is power, he came with the authority, of Heaven. He said he would die and in three days live. He did it, no man build his grave, but he gave abundant grace towards being risen again, and his way worked. With power with all authority. Is God’s power up for grabs, is his authority, able to be shared, can you grasp it. Is it something you can share with someone? You can’t be going around pretending you’re a goat when you’re a sheep. The devil goes around roaring as a lion, but he is no lion at all, but only the father of Lies. But our lion of Judah, now he is a lion, he put them in the fields, he protects his lambs from their fierceness. He is apart of the tribe. Jesus was not lieing, when he said in the book of Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. And His father, wasn’t either, when he put it in: 1 Peter 1:5
who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. We can only find protection by God, his healing is a result of this put to work, his abundant power, off loads to us. That is protection, it doesn’t leave us as a lame duck, or a deer, that has just been shot from off a hunt. Only the devil comes to oppose this matter, he does it with the only unsuccessful weapon he has, and has to use against God’s saints and that is found here in scripture : John 8:44
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.So when we use our ears to hear as mentioned now in the book :Romans 10:17
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Faith is prayer, for faith is enough, it is what pleases God. When abraham believed that God would provide a rescue for lot and his son, angels came and so did a ram, to bring salvation and the whole time, he was breathing, he was praying without ceasing. To the sweet stratisphere of love, we make our rondevio with wonderful worship, to glorify absoutely, the amazing risen, king of kings. Love is never hate, but it is hate for the devil and his things. We don’t hear those roaring lies, any more, and the devil can’t hurt us at all, he can’t…because the shield to our warfare is faith and as it says in the book : Isaiah 54: 17 no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” That is power, that is done by the blood the blood of the lamb this is no lie, it doesn’t come from the blood of Buddha, or a Muslim, it doesn’t come by the way of the broad path so many take to get to the devil, it is found in the narrow path, that only when with the help of Jesus alone we can walk and tread. He by his mighty right hand took Moses to Egypt and then to the brink of the Jordan the door wide open to the promise land, and with the same one, if not with his left, brought his son out of the tomb, so man would be amused and more so, in fright, and in Joy, in love with hope for more, sparks, more fresh fireworks on the forth, that Jesus will come again, to bring them through the skies past the moon and the stars, into the kingdom of greatness, where nothing is disregarded or discarded nothing is trash, no shadows lay. Power all power, fuelled by even a greater authority, one that speaks for the poor, one that relies on the underdogs. This is not a moon walk, in a suit, where you have to go back, to earth. This is where all oxygen tubes are pulled and you can still be breathing, life support, is on God’s good. Nothing else, nothing but the holiness of love, the glory of Good. Jesus walking where no devil can put the squeeze on his righteousness to the east or that goes so far as to out last the farthest parts of the west. Where no man can put a disciple of him who loves him, on the cross, none are on the hill, for that hill was climbed, and the summit to its peak reached. The gold medal to the throne, was the throne, made out of tons of Gold medals of the purest refined gold ever made and ever melted to be more than a plate, but where God could bask in the greatness of his power alone, to see you smile, to see you withstand happy, to the breaking point where you don’t die in joy, but are made so much alive within in it’s power. That being happy won’t kill you, it is accepted everywhere, here in this place.
Within The Promiseland : Within the Promise land, is every promise made good fulfilled. Like a battleship that left its port, one made with men made in the very image and likeness of God, on its bow, and port. To head off with a full platoon, and steam running the engines to this great machine. God’s majesty every one of the fruits of the spirit are the weapons this boat for battle fights with in God’s kingdom, it sets sail to plunder and rum mish, the outer darkness so it decays away from the face of all God’s children, and made man, saved. Darkness is the plague, but the love is the light, the trinity has God the father with his son, then he sent his comforter the holy spirit to be one in the hearts of his hearers. The doers of the word. That hear by faith that he will wipe away every tear, from their eyes, and from their cheeks before they ever would fall and hit the ground below. But now he adds, his gift the kingdom of God, his kingdom of heaven, for he is one with it. He lives and resides in it, his living life that is shone from his face, shines all the more brighter to every nook and cranny of that most wonderful treasured place, of rescue where the victim is saved, and the one that gave his life so another would live, here is where his home is laid. NO greater love than this, than a man lay down his life. And now Jesus had picked it up, like his God, his sweet and most heavenly father, our God, as well, picked him up from the wicked black spots of hell. He is his treasure, he is one, with the place we will live, for his church his bride, is one with him. One church, One God, One Bride, One home, One eternally made living life. He annihilated the doubt, the judgment is gone, been vanquished sent out running and packing through the pearly white door. When he threw satan out, he through out all the old and rotten smelly mustard. The condemnation he took means only Glad tidings of great joy, be brought to you, accept it, take it. When a man wants something he goes out and gets it, whether he has the money to do it at the store, or if he has to go out to the field he farms late and night all alone to grab a blueberry or mulberry from the tree within the yard. He does it, because his hungry, and not good thing will he withhold from that man who believes. Within in the promiseland, no curtain is called nor can cover the sounds, that vibrate and echo on its majstic and glorious marble. Heaven is home, heaven is longing to be there for you. All of it. Every piece….marvels and is wonderfully made. It is not left up to chance or guest, but to every promise, every romance. Every fear gone, least you be at all a little bit afraid. It is more real than you, God came up with the concept of your life to appeal to him, for this. He made you with breathe, to breathe in light, from this place. Not from the bulb that goes out at night on the cold cobblestone streets of London out in the ferry’s fog. No this was no lie, no cherry tree that was cut down. The cherry tree’s there are rosy red, ripe, and drip with the moisture of his presence. The fears that captivated man here with death, do not succeed. He told those that were in fear of death, who can cure us from this sickness and dread, that it is all gone, removed as far as the debtors dungeon in the west is from the maximum prison of Gitmo in the East. Its true. In that day, man realizes God’s random act of kindness, was more marvelously better, than doubt in not the creation of heaven’s eternal life, God’s crown, the throne, he wears while he sits in the costume of forgiveness. Because all reminders of sin, now gone so you can just know him. He who knew no sin, became that way for us. He came for the sinner, to put him in a robe of all white. In the sight of angels singing loud rock lullabies, that you can dance to, before could only sigh with a deep whistle from the bottom of your belly through an even deeper breathe you must had to took. Walk no more to nowhere, count your blessings, as dollars, count them as snow flakes that don’t melt ever away, count them in your hands so you can see that they are their and they don’t have the holes of the cross, that Jesus had to hold, had to carry, to Golgotha, there. The place of the sulky skull. Jesus said hell was outer darkness and it is, it is behind the cold jail bars of loneliness, now they don’t matter, only love and it filling up for an eternal lifetime, can keep up with you, Can keep up with life that flows from his heart, his spirit, his care, his kindness for every part and piece of you. Enjoy, as the waiter says, while he leaves you at the table, before you get up and leave latter on, enjoying that dinner on the table on the menu that was prepared for you. It’s on order and its yours. He went to prepare the place, his dad was after all more than a carpenter, he was a fine good one. With no blemishes left on a table man would make as a mistake.
The Whole of God : At Pentecost, all the men, and women that were they’re all lit up with flames of fire standing on there heads, it was not just for one and two, it was for all of them in the room. When God does something, he covers all the bases. He leaves no room for lasting and troubling doubt. Broken plates that could not hold anything, and be of no good use to anyone in the dining room. God’s not a puzzling puzzle, put into picies, so you can’t discover its theme. Imagine how special a child’s birthday would be, before the child gets to even blow out the candles it has been waiting for, the cake arrives already cut in half, split in two, it would be spoiled and would take out the part that would make his belly warm in the suprise. The child wouldn’t even get to read the scribble that now spells out his name. Would that be how you would feel, has this sort of thing happened to you before? This would not be appreciated to well I bet, by anyone of us. You see, God isn’t just his foot, that canniabals would like to see if they were hungry, he is not just a portion of body parts, not a frog you could disect in science class, way back in the day. No way, he is not split up that way so you could pick your favorite piece, if it was a thigh or leg that happend to be your tasty favorite. Those that would say humm, would say yuck. In scripture paul says the body is made up of the whole body, that the foot can’t say it is not in need of the hand, for both need one another to live and to help sustain life for one another, that they are incomplete without one another. This is why God promises a new body, for those that believe, that are free from sickness and disease, that are not imparied by a missing leg that was amputated from results of a war or so forth. The spear that was shoved into the Lord’s side is gone. The blood is no longer leaving the lord, but is one with his flesh and spirit. No bone of his was broken, he is complete. Even the scars in his hand say I can be seperated from the rememberance of my death on the cross. Because I can’t ever be seperated from the love that my salvation brought for all those that trust me and believe. That I am incomplete without the reminder even of the greatest event of my life, when my children were redeemed and I was raised again, so that my father and all those that are beloved by him, can live with me in the realms and depths of enternity. Into the promises and blessings of what can only forever bring in me, from out my springs of river living waters of peace and real prosperity. That in heaven, there is a tree of life, that isn’t only a leaf or a fig, but as whole and complete as I that can bring healing for the entire person. That where the marriage supper of the Lamb happens for every one of the disciples and for the saviour, not just for the bride and not the groom or for one apostle and not the other. They are no missing pieces here, nothing birthed brittle here, that can break when the fingers reach the glass jug’s handle before the hand can bring the cup to the face, to drink. No sir, watchman nee once said, “God is made up of one church in many cities.” In this earth. That he is adding to the church daily those that are being saved. That the church is the fellowship and gathering together of every believer, here and in the air. That the great cloud of witness, makes up every saint riding back here with the redemmeer, to the glorious victory of the King of Kings over satan and his army. That they were raptured for this, that from the grave where they’re perhaps martyered blood was stained, that they’re prayers for redemeption where heard and answered before the whole throne. That all 24 elders are there, not just one or two, that three kings came to herald the good news just like that at his birth, not one was tardy, not one called into work that day sick. Why would you miss it. God in all his glory, with all his mighty angels. He says he is not coming in darkness, how could you see him, or with just a few of his angels with him, no he realizes that his love covers all of heaven, all it’s thrones and mansions, not just one or two, one for him or gaberial, but also for his sweet mother and yours, if she was a believer. Jesus said, no one in the kingdom is greater or less than john the baptist, that those that finish first finish last. For all our precious in his site. That what shephard would not go out to find that one lost missing sheep, if it had gotten stuck in the bushes. His flock would not be made whole, or complete. The lost coin, would make the woman of the house fall short to pay her way for what her household needs, and God does not keep his children in debt, for he has a heard of cattle on a thousand hills. For he leads the deer to water, for he restores are soul, he prepares a table before our enimies, he makes his eminies footstool before him, he guides us to clear pastures. He tore down all of jericho, and saved every believer. He covered the world with a full flood, to get his children onto soil that could grow, not be destoryed by wicked men that wanted all to be made up of the odigual son’s pig pin slop and mud. Sin and it’s tolerance no more in memory or put to practice, iniquities shattered, sinners forgiven, now called Christians. Jesus broke bread and said, this is my body, for every one there that day at the great Lord’s supper, he didn’t leave anyone hungery when he feed the mighty 5 thousand, all were full and well feed. Jesus had leftover for all the birds, just as he had food for all the animals to survive 40 days well on an ark that was floating quite rough on waves that would break most sea worthy vessels today. You must take God at his word, his whole word. He is not just the right hand or the left that doesn’t know what it is doing. He isn’t like a thief that would steal all your cookies, no he is the great supplier that would supply you with them and for free. He said ask and you shall recieve. He that does not doubt, who believes just as big as a whole mustard seed, will get that mountain removed and thrown into the sea, the whole mountain, you will therefore get a whole cookie, not just crumbs, so you won’t just be known as your thumb. He will not leave you incomplete without your family, without a mrs. if you happen to be a bachelor. The two shall become one. There is only one way that is done. God says to us today, that I love you, and it will show, for I have no problem doing so. He first loved us, so let us today love and worship him, for all its worth, for it is more than worth it. We are nothing without the air we breathe as heaven is nothing without God’s children playing and living there, well and in fun. God bless you everyone.
He said he would be there, and he will :
God you said you would be there, to never leave us or forsake us, when we are in trouble, to call upon your name. You will be there, ready to forgive us, when we repent. Removing the stains from our slick sheets, and the troubled water from the salty seas. Jesus was sent to save us, to be in our place for the penalty of sins, we are along with him, been risen and no longer there, in strife. All our tears wiped finally away, praise God, no longer any dirty garments, but ones made white as snow, hallelujah. Our gorgeous gardens made green again. You won’t be flogged who won’t be left in the fog. It is impossible to please God, without having good faith, as well as it won’t profit any man nothing, unless he has the love of God, shed abroad and all over his heart. If peter hadn’t stopped walking on water, with Jesus, he could have never stopped, but kept on right going, just like that party at Pentecost, that he help start, he could have still been preaching, rocking the block, around the clock. He could still be leading a service praising God with so many others, all the way tell now, tell Jesus comes back, in the presence of the mighty power of God, and in the sweet holy spirit’s presence. So many churches and men, like hireling shepherd’s or ones that lock up there den, grieve the spirit then. Don’t give the church any room to be a house, a place where God comes to dwell, with men. Where he can live with them, and they can see his most pleasant and abiding face. They just leave the sheep, they leave, the field. A Shepherd must be with the sheep, that is why after all he is the shepard. But so many places keep both locked up or one away from the other, for long periods of time, if permanently. This shouldn’t be so. A field should be shared by both, it was in bible times, by the shepherd’s with there flock by night, when mary had our blessed savior her little baby boy. His bed was right there with the shepherds and with the sheep in a stable, that made up the Christmas nativity scene. I like in the bible where the shepherd was by the gate bringing his sheep in, counting them making sure they were there. How can God no every hair on our head, if he is not allowed to count, to come into our home our house, our church, to stay, it is his place, the sheep are for the shepherd, and the shepherd for the sheep. Many police k-9 units officers are not only their dogs, the German shepherds’ master, but they include that pet, as apart of there family, the just not only get to ride alone in the squad car, but go home and get to live inside, as one of his children, or just like them. In the word of God, I am reminded of what happen to several mighty men of God. One was Elijah, he took out by fire falling from heaven some pagan priests of baal, by fire, similar to what a pagan king, called nebecazzor tried to do, by throwing three Hebrew men in a fiery furnace, with no luck, because those men, could not die by fire, Christians can’t. They can only live, live and not die, live in it, live in the stuff. Saint Patrick once did a trial by fire, when he challenged a celtic druid warlock to a deathly duel of sorts. His monk and that pagan priest would go in the fire the one who lived and not died, representing the truth about God, because they had the right faith, faith in Christ or faith in poison. Since the druids, tried to poison Patrick so many times, and alone, when Patrick just gave them the word of God that brings healing and nothing else. Well you guess it, the pagan died in the fire, just like those priests of baal, sure did. The difference in making your bed in hell without God and one purpose, means you burn in hell forever with your whole body, instead of just getting a finger cringed on the top of a kitchen stove. Jesus is there to get you out with power, if you mean it. If you never had wanted to make hell your home, your own, unlike the rich man, who is still there all alone, without water and without praising God. The bountiful baskets of blessings, gathered in from a ripe right plentifully harvest are for those bodies of love, gift wrapped all over with the very things of heaven. That rich man had no company of God, but an angel that was there only to deliver a message but once and leave. To tell them there was no hope for him, and for his family too, if they would not receive the word of God, that is available to them in life as well to. Not to reject it my friend. You read it, it comes in through your eyes, and should reach and root in your heart, not leave immediately because you let the devil take it away from you. You keep those treasures you find. The widow that lost her dime went looking for it. Look for God until you find it, and keep him in your heart like she did all her dimes on her necklace. You be there, said you would, the bible says. The Lord God said in over 100 prohecies that Jesus would come and he did, just as his father spoke it. Jesus said he would come back and again and so he will. He keeps his word. He said he would calm the waters and he did, he said he is the only one able to heal the sick, and so it was, people were raised from the dead by him and in his very name still. King david said, “If I make my bed in hell, you will be there.”
A House divided can’t stand, why the lost sheep must be found and the prodigual son, must come home.
John welsy said the world was his parish, ct studd said, I rather run a rescue mission outside the gates of hell, they didn’t say this about the church, that the church was or that the mission was right there. When jesus was 12 he was at the temple, when his parents went out looking for him when he got lost, he said, I am doing what my father has called me, going about doing his business just as the lord told you was my purpose before I was ever born. He said he would rise again, and he did, he said he would bring his spirit to the upper room and he did. Only the Lord jesus can do that. Amen. Let us Pray.
The Truth – A Guide to Overcoming Hypocrisy : Jesus said, beware of the yeast of the Pharisees; for a little leven, levens the whole bunch, the entire piece of bread. His goal was to get us to, live by way of truth, where the wrongs of doubt would not interfere. Where we would not be buckled or barried in by fear, bothered by it. Their is an impending onslaught against the legion of God’s foes. Which is no kingdom at all. Where God will use every inch of his whole battle ready battalion to wipeout and anihilate the devil once and for all. Clearly, God insists that his children get and receive the kingdom. All of it, no matter what. Rest assured in the peace that comes with true prosperity, where the spirit is managed by the fruits of God’s gifts. The pharisee’s were hypocrites. They had no power. Christ had all the power, he went about doing good healing all those that were dead or alive. With blind eyes, or crinkled toes. They had no power, because they did not have all of God. You see God is good, and that means he is just good. He is not a white-washed tomb, meaning he is both good and bad. He doesn’t go back and forth like that, like some sort of children’s play ground toy, that does do that. Is not like man, as to lie. He was sinless all the way to the cross. He ask us to follow, to choose to live in the light. To be holy, to live in his full glory. It begins with God’s word, how direct it is. It goes to the heart, it can pierce bone from marrow, the bible says. It is direct, it get’s to the point. It doesn’t hide anything. The gift of prophecy works that way, everytime God spoke to his prophet, to his man, to his friend, it was the truth. It came to pass. In the pslams, he spoke to david about his first coming, being born in a manger, at is says it Isaiah, and that he would die, stated in other places in the old testament. The bible, isn’t any other book or is another book. It isn’t your math book for certain, it doesn’t say Algerbra on it’s cover. We must first realize that before we move any further or go onward from here.
Washing water with the word. We must be babtized. We must affirm our faith it must take root and be grounded in our character. It must fulfill and complete are lives to the bitter end, to the very finger tips of our faith and to the very fullness of our lives lived by the holy spirit. We must incoprate God’s being with ours. It must be our might and our mother. God living by every word of the father, got him out from the trouble in Golgotha, he died right before the storm, he got out of the grave and from the earth before the pharisee’s tried to spread another lie, or tried to put him upon a cross again. The scriptures say, not to put christ back up as a sacrafice, meaning we can’t keep seeing God as dead, just because he died, but alive, because he was the first and the last to be raised from the dead, because any others that do, get raised it will be because of him. Just as it was for lazurus. It is by his spirit we are redeemed and we can see. He is the reason we can live lives in peace and in prosperity. It is not a question of finding some other sourse, or another special someone. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways, by grace we realize we want God to remove all our sins, not just a many mention of them. As far as the east really is from the west. We don’t want to hang on, any more to this filth, that has kept us at odds and indifferent to christ calling, and his coming. Our lives, are important, because he thinks we are a complete and whole treasure his treasure. We would be nothing again, if we are not a whole body. With arms and legs in working tip top condition, to be his. We can’t serve to masters, the bible says we will either love the one or hate the other. We can’t both serve God and mammon, that the kingdom of God is not just food and drink although, here we are to eat and drink and be merry, but it is with Christ, like the disciples did, everytime they were with him and at the marriage supper of the lamb. Our lives are not to be lived much father away to christ, then when we first began, but to be closer to him, as we take and travel that narrow path, it leads to somewhere, after we begin walking when we first enter into the gate. He is a lamp unto are feet and a light unto our path. He is not just a light, and then says someone else, like the devil with be the lamp. He is it, he is all of it. All the matters, because he brings joy…into our innermost parts. So to be free from hypocrisy in our life, is to be worthy, to be called his. To have him know us by name. To know that are name is completely written in the lamb’s book of life, because we gave it to him, and never have forgotten. That this truth has not turned to spoil and has rotten to the root to the nose. To be free from hypocrisy, is to be free from the evil one in our lives. For he appears as an angel of light, but he is only the dark messanger, in reality. We want to live in the light, because we have light in us, and surrounding us completely with jesus, because that is jesus. no doubt. We are not goats, in the devil’s abode, but sheep in the Lord’s home, in front of the throne. We should throng to him, not sing the songs of hell. That is an example of not having God completely, when we listen to the world’s lines, instead of the hymns of faith, and grace. Those matter most to the heavenly host. That is what the angels sing, and they rejoice when one gets saved. They sing, worthy worthy is the lamb. Not someone else, just God. He is the one that just got you in love. Give him the credit. He is love. Not the devil. When a man get’s something good you know it is not the devil that gave it. Look at how it all got started, when Eve got an apple, it made her sick, it wasn’t a gift at all, it wasn’t good for the soul. The devil comes to steal kill and do away with. He wants you taken out. God wants you in that heavenly inn. They was no room in the inn for christ here, this is not his home, he said it. If it was, his kingdom would not put it’s king to death, for then it would not be a kingdom at all, ruler less. He is not ruthless. He is not a tiger, he is the lion of the tribe of Judah. He is not this or that, for he changes not, certainly. When he does a new thing, it is to give us a new good. One we haven’t ever seen before, just like every snow flake is different, yet is still snow, when it falls from the sky. Snow doesn’t come from the ground year after year that way.
We must realize that God is nice, that is no way the devil. He did not harm job, he may have permitted it, but he never cussed him out. He never came up with the idea to smite him. He saved him, he gave what he had in the first place to him. The devil had his way, God has his, God heals men, he doesn’t hurt them. Men can choose, hell or heaven. They can be like the rich man, that went to hell, because they gave not, or be like those that give there ten percent or more like the widow, like the wise men, and be blessed by the entire pride of heaven. Where good exists, is established, is the way of life, not to mention the economy. Pentecostals have a saying, “god is good and all the time, and all the time god is good.” that free’s us from hypocrisy. When truth rings as loud as freedom does. When his burden breaks the yoke of bondage, and lets us out. Where God visits us, the prisoner, to take captivity captive, to bring liberty not another day of darkness, plunged into despair. His Love is Legendary, because it is after you. It is timeless and matchless. His love leaves a legacy of promises kept, hopes fulfilled, and prayers answered. Let us get out of the cold, and into his mold. Hopes are not dashed, they are realized. His love contains the many wonders of truth. He is Fearless with fury to find you in this world, that he has no other ambition in. You have his full attention. He must have your heart’s desire, to grasp you away from the bad, and carry you into all the good. To find you in his kingdom, understood. Is love is for sure. This sheer love is his hands stretched out ward and on fire for you. To burn away the wickedness, like a candle that is lit lights up the wick. He is the answer to the questions we need. He is pleasant, his burden is light, because we are free from it, as Christian was, in the story by Bunyan, titled, “Pilgrim’s Progess” most christians now know. He no longer had that wait to bear him down to keep him in inquity and slaved to sins. He was more than a conquer through Christ, whom loves us. Let’s trust in that, and not in selling out our temple, to the markets in the square. Let us not serve two masters. God and mammon, diaster and calm tides and sea’s. Twister’s may be nice to watch, but they leave a path of destruction. We must look to christ, who is not a golden image, it may put us in a fiery furnace, but as long as we are not hypocrites about it, and place other God’s before him, we won’t get smoky, no smoke smell will be on our coats, and found in our abode. Let the whole world know your his, and remember not to forget to know that yourself. We are in the world but not of it. We are his children, God isn’t our child. He is our dad, rememember that. You won’t go wrongl don’t get me wrong, however he sure does like play as a kid. Point well said. Let us pray.
The Exception to the Rule (Greater then vs Less Than) :
I have been carried away and almost living in obsession over the thought that they are such things as Governor Pardons, it is when the leader of the state, lets a man off or out of prison for the crime that he committed and was convicted of. This happened after Bill Clinton left the white house doing over a 100 of them presidentially, and when one of the last Arkansas Governor’s left office as well the same amount. This got some people so upset, but to the convict it gave him freedom as well as smiles.
Someone’s trash is another man’s treasure, or really it comes down to someone’s hate will be overruled by the love and forgiveness of God, another man’s jealousy or rage another man’s peace and prosperity, why the law may exist in the first place, though shalt not covet was one of those laws, coveting someone else’s freedom when your in need of your own, real freedom, perhaps even as deep as spiritually speaking here.
Now the bible says, Jesus became the complete propagation of our sins, it means he not only became sin for us, but the one who the sin was imposed or the crime had been committed by, in God’s eyes, he was the sinner, not you or me, when he died on the cross and that goes for all sins, sins not forgiven and repented off and the ones that have and will be. Imagine that, so many Christians say, no God didn’t sin, it is like saying he didn’t die on a cross and that would be a lie, he was sinless the bible says, until that point, like God was looking the other way the whole time or made an exception with his son Jesus, and what lead him to be free until he was Judged and then killed and then sent to hell, for our sins, yes, but in God’s eyes they were his whether we gave those sins to God or not, or will believe in Jesus and not die in our sins ourselves, or someone who doesn’t believe in Jesus and dies going to hell with them.
He is the great exception and to the believer every wonder of the 7 wonders on heaven or in earth.
So in reality and using it, there are laws, but then by leader’s power they are exceptions, they are both in existence and both seem to have power, however the exception is always greater then, the law.
He said, though shalt not kill, but then he told his people, do not let a witch live. He said though shall not commit adultery but King David was never killed or imprisoned or lost his crown because of that, his faith in Jesus ruled over and made the exception to any sin he would ever commit. God’s love for him was greater than the wages of sin could ever bring forth. In math, like the way the universe was made by being supported by calculus and mathematic theories proving true, that math has made an input to this debate, there is what is called, Greater then or less then. It is a V turned side ways, like a t, turned sideways makes an x. What the cross is. The t represents top, like God is the top dog on top and then the x which is what the cross looked like before it was posted up and being dragged by the men that brought it to Golgotha, stands for eXtra, so he is extra topping, extra extra read all about it in the Good news of the bible, lol. The greater then in the bible always wins, the bible says, God lays before us life and death and to choose one and he has in the bible showing that when we sin the devil will be at war with us, like in the old testament life of David, but when we allow Jesus to forgive us our sins in the new testament, if we are sick, we are healed and forgiven in life and body, by God’s power if we have them, when in his presence, and he comes to them, as the bible says, he didn’t not come for the righteous but for the sick for they are in need of a doctor, really what that means is heal is the doctor for those that can’t afford or have medical care, because if the others that were well are well because they have a doctor well that is one that charged for his services, where the poor like Lazarus could not afford, and Jesus came to make the poor rich, and the meek to inherit the earth, meekness means someone who would give their job or money to another if they asked them or if someone else needed it or wanted it. God loves being a doctor for them meeting their needs like he does for the sparrows. I know, they steal from our goat, and I don’t see any one of them going to jail or be prosecuted for it. So the what the law can’t do God can, when it only exposes death and captivity the spirit exposes his grace and liberty it brings to the captives. What is impossible with man is not impossible with God. The Greater then wins out, even though the less then measures are still there, it is the boxer than doesn’t get knocked down or wins the fight that is greater then his opponent that becomes champion and has the belt, the power, and the belt in the bible means Truth, he has the Truth it set’s you free, it lets you win against the enemy the devil you have been fighting with tell then, sickness looses, Jesus reigns you no longer have to beg for food or can’t see, now you can see and you can work for it. You can spend your time worshiping Jesus and not scraping your sores, look at the life of Lazurus or Job, they spent their time begging and scraping their sores with pottery until they were healed, then they had a lot of cattle to fix for dinner and a wife they got back to enjoy. A heaven in paradise to enjoy where they were not thirsty for a drop of water they couldn’t get like those that didn’t receive the Grace of God or believed in the wonderful name of all names that saves, because his blood could do what our unbelief and doubt position in life or sin couldn’t. There is a difference between the winner and loser the less then and greater then, like there is with man and God, another great divide, but he is living water where we don’t have to be thirsty like the souls God came to preach to when he descended to hell when he died to lead those that believed back to a 2nd life, of being born again where a 2nd death can’t ever harm them again. Since the bible says, there is no redemption for those that die 2 times, only in those that been born again. Meaning even if they died, they believed in Jesus, the only hope of Glory our blessed hope, and our very hope of sharing in Glory, all glory. People say that have had a near death experience saw their life pass before them with all their sins, but the Love of God, and if they were in heaven, it was their faith in God that took away there away sin, it was Jesus that did, in another words, and something not of ourselves. The bible says, that not of us, but that it is a gift of God. The bible says, no not one is righteous but that in the Kingdom of heaven, they will say, The Lord, he is our righteousness. He took it all at the cross and became all, he became savior and sinner, or our life, be became our creator, the creator is fully responsible for what he made. Think about it, it is why you have a warrantee when you buy something at the store or there is a product recall if something has gone massively wrong, you get your money back the bad product goes back to the manufacturer, you don’t get to keep it, unless you don’t want to turn it back in or not return it. It is your choice, then. The blemish the mistake is the Lords to fix it is the company’s problem or they get sued, and guess what God did, when he died, when he had to pay the price for our lives. That is what redemption is. As Paul states, it is no longer I that lives, but Christ that lives in me, it is no longer me sinning in this world, but Jesus living life in me for his is the breathe of life, full of all the fruits of the Holy Spirit as seen in the book of Galatians or the meanings of what Love does and is, in 1 Cor. 13, for his is Love for he is the great and wonderful sweet spirit of his. I must decrease he must increase the bible says, the bible says, God is the Great I am, I am this I am that you could say, the alpha and omega the beginning and the end, he is the one that became sin for us and was Judged for it and he is also are liberator and forgiver because of it. He made Lucifer but did not make sin, for he is the truth the bible says and that is truth, he says, for he is his word. Sin and its source is going to hell forever, but not the believer for he has no connection with the source of sin nor is the source sin himself, he is just a child and saint of the King, a man or woman that lives to worship and serve the Great Risen One, Jesus the Mighty Majestic Miracle Maker.
The bible says, he is the sinless lamb, and but because of his death he made us innocent once again, he made us born again. That is what that means, once we were born in sins, the knowledge of them, everything about them, but when we were born again we were born into the Kingdom of heaven, now made cleaned by the blood of Jesus that washed them away, and now where there is no sin, there is just worship and praise, forgiveness and peace, the word of God is our knowledge now, not a tree of the knowledge of Good and evil in the garden of eden, to take of its fruits.
So lets take this in, the truth shall set us free, not our sin or our sin repented off, it is our faith and belief in Jesus, believing in what he said he would do and who he is, that is the only way to make that other stuff count or would give it meaning. The law could not do what the grace of God accomplished, the exception makes the guilty innocent, and there are no longer consequences, when a leader does this, it is by the love and display of God, washed abroad in his heart, where forgiveness and love abound and have the power, exceptions are rare, they are more people going to jail and staying their then those that get the exception, but with believers the exception will always be made, for when Jesus comes back again it says, all that died believing in God, would be raised on the last day, during the last resurrection and that all of Israel will be saved, when the see whom they have pierced and would believe in as the Messiah, their belief is repentance their faith makes the room for the exception to be made, by the power of the Lord, the Governor, God the father, and Sweet Jesus the Maker. When you state it is your sins and not the Lord’s you have not fully surrendered you must let Jesus take all your sins, tell him, these are not mine, they don’t belong to me, they are yours, I don’t want them. As long as we say we are sinners instead of children of God, we allow sin to have a source, cut it off, cut it out. The law was made for sin and the exception is greater then the law. When we put the forgiveness of God, over all our sins, the law as well as sin has no power and lost all power it ever thought it had.
Captivated by the beauty of Jesus, we worship him with thanks not sins, we don’t sing songs of evil we sings songs of love and joy rejoicing, to the King of Kings. I have never seen people in church singing songs naming every one of their sins or the sins that exist most talk about what Jesus did and what heaven is all about. The truth shall set you free, that Satan invented sin, that is what it means when the bible says, iniquity was found in him and then Jesus died for them, becoming the second Adam making a link only between the first Adam and him when it came to the issue of sin in man and in man kind. He will throw death and hades, and the antichrist devil and his false prophet into the pit the lake of fire, not the believer, what does the believer have to do at all with those things when the bible says, believers will be ruling and reigning with Christ here for a thousand years and forever in the universe after that.
A Mustard seed produces a mustard tree, a corn seed a corn stalk, a tree will be judged by its fruit what kind of fruit will decide what kind of tree and it if is alive it will bear it, if not, it will be none excepting branches and leaves that wither and die, is the truth your source, is Jesus your radical righteous king? Did he really take your sins, or do you still keep them, because they belong to you and not him. Did you get born again? Did God become sin for you, or do you think your greater then God and could die on the cross he lived to save you on? He became sin, and sin could not keep him in hell, he was the great exception to the penalty of the law, when it comes to doing wrong, 3 days later, the grave spit him out like the great big whale did with Jonah. His disobedience, could not keep him from going in the right direction to Nineveh. God will set you free indeed the bible says, his sheep hear his voice, and Jonah heard the Lord’s voice, he was one of his sheep they get the exception only the Governor gives pardons to who he desires to, he has the power, he doesn’t use it on everyone and not the majority but he will use it on the few, that find the narrow way that will lead to real life. Let Us Pray, Amen.
– – — A series of Christian poems :
Hill Calvary : On Calvary’s Hill Just as promised, Marched in beloved grace. His name appearing above, his head on a slate. Pan with colors, Beaming with crimson stain red. Mercy released, his kindness relished For those out from the shed, that been left for dead. Rose on Purpose, Ascended from Rocks, among his Shepherd flock. Stood foots in fear, of the God man soon to disappear, Going away from the darts that fly by day. An empty cave, where the master had been laid.
Beautiful Price : Blooming Pearls Christ Paid the Price Beautiful Beads, of his most treasured mercy. Dust abrubts, from traveling for months. The tall tales the winding trails, Of preaching the gospel like Jonah, Of that big fat whale. Pure Beautiful indeed, is this loving God of triumph. God is carrying, for those, The burden they could not carry an inch by themselves. Tomorrow, so soon, you will be home in heaven. To count the blessings that was given. Soon you will reach the beach, spoken of by the great teacher, When his words, were but, Gentle whistles and blowing whispers.
One Love, One Life Forevermore : There is One Way, with One with One Resurrection Day That it takes for a man to be saved for always. One Life, One choice, to the way you live. One way to lose, one way to the truth, one Jesus, one Lord. With One Word, One open book the Bible, to take one look that one love is in action and is a verb. One of you, one devil, one hell, one born again believing trail. One path to take, with one narrow way, all along the way. With One set of pearly white gates to Get through into heaven someday. One home, one heavenly mansion, made for all those Beloved children, in his grace. One sin gone unforgiven, can make you fall from grace. One prodigal son, one lost sheep, good enough to eat, one shepherd that was one good Samaritan, that found one room for a victim of a villain, in an inn. With one special banquet, the marriage supper of the lamb. One good master, that gave all the same wage, to his Servants. One thicker bush for one ram that was caught to be a sacrifice for Isaac, and to save man, his father, beloved, Abraham. One King one Queen, One Esther one by one came all the books of the bible. One by one, is how all the names written in the lambs book of life are written for those that see the light, those that will be risen, with Christ. One flute to sing, one bag of rocks in a sling, for David, the young king, one Samson, against all the many philistines. One day, will we be in heaven to proclaim, That our One God, made one lifetime to last for all eternity to past. For the goodness of one heart, in one body to say, that Jesus is the way. That One death on the cross was enough for all of us, to be bought, to lead us from sinning, and start rejoicing, dancing. One race, ran in such a way, that one obtains the prize.
The Sparrow’s Song : In The Sparrow’s Nest, God surely takes care of them, helps them lays every branch of hay they knit tightly together, by the sea’s bay. Near the harbor, is a home, a haven, a place for perhaps seven. Made with feathers that flutter, colored with bright brown patches Sparrows seen prancing in the sun, swallowed by heaven. They know God’s name, they play their guitars, because they are saved every day, from prison bars. He meets their needs; he hears their every chirp’s cheerful prayer from their little beaks. Leaves of death fade away at the hour they loose their grip to power. Branches from the olive trees may have been the perches of the patient Nicodemous. When he meet Jesus, and said come down, for I shall dine at your house tonight. Solomon’s splendor was adorned for more, for whom the lilies in the valley, blow there trumpets for. Jesus will be coming soon, risen king of mercy too. Triumphantly, praise his name, all that seek their days to be full of pleasantly planted mustard seeds of faithfulness and grace.
Just a Few : Just a few, receive salvation first, like it says in scripture first for the Jew, Just a few, friends is all we need when we are troubled, within to find comfort in, just a few, only trusted, just a few only believe in his riches and mercy, Just a few smell the roses in bloom, what a perfume, just for a few waiting virgins. Just a few, took gold to the saviors cradle, just a few shepherds brought hay, where the baby boy was laid. Just a few, wise men, took their time, searching for him. Just a few, fishermen followed him into heaven. Just a few, rescued by his blood, just a few lack nothing of. Just a few, feed the 5,000 just a few, made the flight from Egypt, just a few visited the garden tomb. Just a simple few, in God’s handful to view, you and me two by two, as the animals went to the ark away from flood.
Your Love : Your love is Kind Your love is fortified Your love is fire Your love’s the fire of the sweet Holy Ghost Your love is given
Your love is forgiving Your love’s absolute power Your love is heaven Your love is from Heaven Your love is on fire with passion
Your love kept promises Your love’s peace Your love is your mighty fury Your love is seen Your love is gentle touch Your love cares
Your love is neat Your love is real good Your love’s great. Your Love is the smile that’s on Jesus Face.
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