Our Identity Is In Christ…

1 Nov

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1 Peter 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

As we begin our journey throughout this natural world, the Disciples of Christ must always keep their faith in the Cross and not in the things of this world. From the time we are born, we are conditioned to start planning for what profession we will work during our adult years. Whether this is a doctor, lawyer, police officer, we start to place ourselves in these professions as a make or break goal for our lives. While these goals are attainable by some, they are not always achieved which will cause heartache in people’s lives.

The number one goal for all individuals should always be to seek first the Kingdom of God, as the Creator is the only one who knows our true calling. By placing our Faith in the World we will always be unfulfilled because there is no true joy in having the perfect job, money or success, but only in being spiritually minded in the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:9, describes Believers as a chosen generation to impact this world. This chosen generation is to preach and bring the Kingdom of God into this fallen world through love, kindnessand generosity. This love and kindness is described in 2 Peter 1:5-9, “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.”

These will follow those in His Marvelous Light. While achieving worldly goals are satisfying, they will not satisfy our Spirit. Which is proven by some of the most successful people, who find depression and brokenness in their life without God. Our identity is in Jesus Christ. The one who brings light into our Spirit, and not the natural world which satisfies for the moment and not eternally. Shalom…

How will Christ Remember You?

6 Aug

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Luke 23:42-43New King James Version (NKJV)

“Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

How will Jesus Christ remember you is a important question. As we journey through this life the way we carry ourselves will have an impact on the Lord’s memory of us. Have we asked for repentance? Did we walk in love? Did we promote positivity in our communities?

Our first priority is repentance. This is what allows us to to walk in the Holy Spirit and turns our human nature into being godly. The blood of Christ covers our sins, and allows the Spirit to guide and empower us. This is what makes us Disciples and witnesses to the works of Jesus. The thief sought forgiveness next to Jesus above all, recognizing He was the only way to see the Father.

Repentance will lead to love. Love is the dominant characteristic of God, 1 John 4:8 “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Moving in love provides a light unto the world and testimony of what Jesus has done. Regardless of the worlds mistreatment, love will overcome it and drive out hate. Love is the most powerful force in the known world, because it is God.

Lastly, I wish Jesus will remember my positivity and charity. How I treated people, friend and enemy shows great character. How we help the homeless, or friends who fall on hard times, and we extended our hand. Promotes the Kingdom of God and will draw more into repentance.

Being repentant , love and positivity is how I want Jesus to remember. Being a light unto this world, for the gift of everlasting life trough the Blood of Jesus Christ, Shalom…

YAH, Will Restore Everything That You Lost…

21 Jun

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Deuteronomy 30:3-5 “God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he’ll have compassion on you; he’ll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places where you were scattered. No matter how far away you end up, God, your God, will get you out of there and bring you back to the land your ancestors once possessed. It will be yours again. He will give you a good life and make you more numerous than your ancestors.

The above scripture, speaks of the Hebrew Israelites who after escaping captivity lost their identity in the world. The Old Testament stories of them relate directly to the current spiritual state of man after the fall. A fall, that to this day we as YAH children struggle to overcome .

The Bible describes the fall of man as creating a broken relationship with YAH the father. Symbolically the fall of man created broken pieces in us (Psalm 51:17). This brokenness occurred at a time in our lives when we needed God the most. Whether in alcohol or drug abuse, or in sexual abuse, these unfortunate events fractured our Spirit throughout the course of our life.

Deuteronomy 30:3-5 states that no matter when, where or how, the Holy Spirit of God will find you and restore you. From a broken childhood or fractured upbringing, He will find you and get you Spiritually out of that place. This is accomplished through His Spiritual authority to operate in our lives, by the blood of Jesus.

The power of the blood of Christ, will overcome the ills of this world (John 16:33). In Christ we will overcome all pain and suffering, and enjoy the security that comes in the Father. I ask that we do not let the people, places and situations when we may have been taken advantage of and lost our innocence destroy us, but allow Jesus to take that situation and make us stronger. Shalom…

The Great Gift of God…

12 Feb

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Roman 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

The true glory of YAH (God) is revealed in His son, Jesus Christ. Christ is the security blanket of those who believe, to maneuver throughout this life’s hardships. YAH knows of all the shortcomings that the sin nature of man presents, the torment and distortion of the communion we strive for with Him.

Christ justifies and glorifies those who he has predestined to be conformed into the image of Christ, Romans 8:29-30. This justification is the right to live by God, the right to operate by the Holy Spirit, to do the will of God. This will create a direct conflict with the World, as the true Word of God calls for repentance from the sin nature of man.

In our actions we are glorified by God, Romans 8:28-34. This glorification is by knowing and abiding by His Word. This Word will keep and protect our Spirits, for we are operating in Him with no condemnation. In times the World will hate us, but the great gift of God will continually provide our justification in Him, Shalom…

The Message, greater than the Messenger.

5 Sep

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As human beings we at times have the tendency to base information off of a persons character, rather than the importance of that knowledge. For example, we are more prone to believe a Police Officer than maybe someone who is just passing us by on the street.

In some cases this can be true, but when it relates to the Word of God we should take heed with discernment. The Bible states that we are all corrupted and fall short of His glory Romans 3:23. This means even the most pristine man or woman is susceptible to corruption, in this we must discern ALL people in correct teachings.

We forget that the Lord uses the broken and fallen to bring Himself glory. 1 Corinthians 1:27, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”

Proof of this is found in the Apostle Paul who persecuted many Christians until the Lord made Himself known to him. Imagine the people of that time listening to God’s plan for redemption from him. Then imagine those who turned away from knowing Jesus based off of Paul’s past life. This is why we take heed to the Word, and base it off of truth of the Bible and not the person.

Trust in the Word and discern it, no matter who is speaking it. Remember many also dismissed Jesus at one time Matthew 13:55-56, “Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?” Shalom

The Gray Area of Sin…

4 Jul

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John 1 3:4 “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”

I have heard arguments, that sins not directly addressed in the Bible are actually permissible. For instance some aspects of sexual sin were not directly addressed by Christ, so it becomes ok. This framework of thinking has crept into the minds of Believers in a way to justify sinning.

While the Bible does not address all sin, it address what constitutes as sin. That being transgressing the Law. The Law of God from the Ten Commandments to the Levitical Law (Deuteronomy 18) outlined numerous sins which short stated anything short of perfection is sin. As being created by a perfect God we should in turn be perfect. While achieving perfection is impossible in the flesh, through Christ sacrifice for out sins we are able to live justly in the eyes of God (John 3:16).

Now while Jesus or the Bible did not address every sin, which would made the scriptures so encompassing it is laid out we are to live as Christ and die to the flesh (Philippians 1:21). As followers we must discern what being in Christ and Holiness pertains to. Are living to please ourselves or God who is holy? Are the thoughts and our actions in alignment with The Lord’d original plan for mankind?

If not we must reassess and bring our actions and thinking unto submission of our Holy God. I pray we all take heed and submit accordingly until the Word of God, Shalom…

No peace, until the Prince of Peace returns.

5 Apr

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Isaiah 9:6,”For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

The Bible states that their will be no world peace, until the Prince of Peace returns! Despite the promise of men and women to make things better under a prescribed leadership, the world will continue to be in disarray. This is due to the world operating under the dictation of people and not God’s Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit of God is the only to live on the “shoulder,” of God as stated in Isaiah 9:6. The Spirit, once we have accepted the sacrifice of Christ at the cross comes to provide the comfort and values the Lord ordained for us to live by 2 Peter 1:3-4. This provides us the insight to bring God’s will into this world.

As we pray for our leaders in this world, lets all pray they turn to God. This will provide them clear insight into what God has planned as we look to the Heavens for the return of the one true Prince of Peace…

Shalom…