Scripture Study- John 10:28

22 May

“No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

John 10:28 speaks to the power and authority given to Christ by the will of YAH. This same power and authority is given to us as followers as well, that when we go through hardships that obedience is key to overcome. Jesus was ordained to be the blood sacrifice for the sins of the world (Ephesians 1:3-5) and that by being chosen, YAH protected His son even in death to receive glory.

The same can be said for Us as Disciples, we all have a divine calling to align ourselves to YAH to bring about His divine will.  No matter the obstacles or circumstances even unto death, YAH is always in control of the situation which will bring about His glory and our glorification in Him. The power to “Take it again,” proves His sacrifice for our sins was good in the eyes of the Almighty by resurrecting Jesus back to life.

This very important scripture attests to the need to believe and received Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior as stated in John 14:6, Jesus said to Him “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me,” Shalom.

When YAH Says No To Our Prayer…

12 May

2 Corinthians 12: 7-9, “And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

The general consensus among Christians is that YAH always answers prayer. While this is true, it is always in accordance to His will. Many times, our will does not always align with His or in the Lord’s infinite wisdom He chooses not to for our own edification. In the above scripture Paul’s prayer was not answered pertaining to his “thorn in the flesh” with YAH using that to keep him humble during his ministry. 

In Matthew 26:36-56, Jesus prayed to YAH to “let this cup pass from me,” pertaining to the crucifixion but His prayer was not answered, as it was YAH’s will for Jesus to be the offering for the sins of the world. It is important for us all to learn from the trials that we are in. In times of tribulations we need to ask why we are here? What is the lesson to be learned? Will this situation being fixed strengthen me spiritually?

 Once we can answer these questions, we will receive console in either a yes or no answer from The Most High. Know that YAH is a spirit being with infinite wisdom outside of our own understanding. Even if the answer that YAH gives us is no, it is for the betterment for our spiritual walk, Shalom.

If God Is Real, Why Is There So Much Death In The World? 

11 Mar

1 John 5:19, “We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”

Many individuals with a casual understanding of YAH, continually ask this question. It is only from reading and understanding the scriptures, one can come to a correct understanding of why? And the answer is very simple, we still live in a fallen world influenced by Satan. Salvation is offered to all through Jesus Christ, however many reject this salvation and remain under the sway of Satan. Thus allowing the struggle between good and evil to continue.

This sway or sin nature not only affects mankind in our thoughts and actions but also our health, physical world, and natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes. One can reach this conclusion by knowing that through sin death entered the world (Romans 5: 12-19). Poor health or being caught in a natural disaster can result in an untimely death for believers and none believers alike. This is due to us all living in a sinful fallen world that will not be restored until Jesus Christ returns 1 Corinthians 15:26, “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”

This is why the Bible asks for all to put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20) to protect us from every evil. While under the blood of Christ we are cleansed of sin, death still exists for everyone until His return. We all will pass from this world through death as a result of the sin still inhabiting it; but those in Him will live again as stated in John 11:25, “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world,” Shalom…

Never Let Slander, Destroy Your Bright Future… 

3 Feb

Matt 13:54-55, “When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?”


Discreditation is one of the most powerful weapons the enemy has. Matthew 13:54-55 gives us an Biblical example, in how those in Christ own town of Nazareth refused his ministry based on his humble beginnings. The enemy caused doubt in Jesus, and gave them a reason to refuse the Gospel of Salvation that will in the end save the world. 


In our own lives, we have similar callings maybe not in the ministry, but to be doctors, lawyers or political figures to better this world for the glory of YAH, but are refuted based on our background. We must always remember that our walk is righteous in Jesus, such as He is righteous (1 John 3:7) and our faith will always overtake our fear of rejection allowing us to achieve greatness in His name.


During these times of trouble remember James 1:2-4, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” Shalom

Falling Away From Christ…

25 Jan


1 Timothy 4:1, “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons.”


One of the most disheartening things to see is when a believer falls away from the Faith. Though the Bible states such things will happen in the latter times, we as Disciples of Christ need to be diligent in strengthening those we know in the Faith. 

This strength needs to be rooted in sound doctrine, and Faith in YAH that all things are working together in our favor. Sound doctrine allows our Spirit to look beyond the bad, and see YAH working. This doctrine laid out in the scriptures says that trying times will always be a part of believing in Christ.


Acts 9:16, states “for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.” As well as in Philippians 1:29, “For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” 
It is important to teach this message to our loved ones in Christ, so that when they do come they can remain strong in their Faith.

For every adversity that comes our way, YAH will make a way for all of us. Psalm 9:9-10, “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Shalom.

Avoiding Dissension In The Church…

22 Apr

Titus 3:9, “But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.”

The Gospel message, is one of the easiest theologies to place your Faith in. The Scripture states in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” A easy enough belief, however at times we come to have disputes over other aspects of the Bible.

Some of these petty differences are, the real day of the Sabbath, are we all still to be baptized by water,  or the exact time month of Jesus’s birth. While we can debate these topics, we should never allow them to divide us in our core belief in Jesus Christ to be saved. The aforementioned topics are secondary to the Gospel, and do not equate acceptance by YAH (God) for us to be saved.

I pray for friendly discussions on these topics, but we need to always return back to Jesus and Him crucified, Shalom…

Wrongfully Judging Others…

14 Apr

1 Corinthians 5:12-13, “ For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the  evil person.”


By judging others is one of the quickest ways for non-believers to despise the Gospel. I have seen many Christians try to “minister” the grace of Jesus  Christ by telling others first what they are doing wrong. In doing so, it is only natural for individuals to go on the defensive and respond in kind to the apparent hate. 

We Disciples must always engage with love (1 Corinthians 16:14) first then the Gospel message of Jesus Christ crucified for our sins (1 Corinthians 1:23). If the Spirit chooses and the individual is saved, then we can begin with assisting those with the purification of ones ways. Remember, we are only to correct Believers as stated in 1 Corinthians 5:12-13.”

Winning those to Christ is done with his nature in mind which is love (1 John 4:7), and not by the judgement of others, for only God can judge the world. Allow the Holy Spirit to use you to spread love to the world, and allow your kindness to convict others to learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Shalom.

Worldly Distractions; One Of Satan’s Greatest Weapons…

5 Feb

Galatians 5:16-17, “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.”

One of the most important statements of the Holy Bible, is to stay focused on the Spirit of YAH. This is during times of joy and at times of despair. Times of despair create distractions from the Spirit in which Satan uses to set snares for believers. 1 Peter 5:8 reads, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”


The world can be a very distracting at times but during times of financial hardships, ill health and others hold them up against the Word of YAH, and know that He will make a way to escape..


In times of financial hardship reference refer to Proverbs 13:18, “Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, but he who regards a rebuke will be honored. In times of ill health reference Proverbs 4:20-22, “My son, give attention to my words;Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.”


There is a scripture for every need. Study the Bible and look for those which will comfort your Spirit. Let the Word of YAH meet your worldly concern and leave you in His Spirit away from the serpent, Shalom…

Better Days Are Coming…

25 Jan

Psalms 34:4, “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.”

In dire times such as the one we are currently in, know that YAH is still in control. Through  pandemics, civil unrest and misplaced faith in man, our faith in Jesus Christ must always remain. In seeking God (YAH) through Christ Jesus shows Him our good Faith and trust in His promise for all mankind. 

Hebrews 11:6 reads, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Dire times come to always test our Faith. The question is who are you turning to? Man who is full of error or YAH The Living God? 

I know and believe the Lord always has a plan for everything, and placing our Faith in Him is all that He needs to truly bless our lives. I pray as we push forward to continue to believe in Him and our Faith remains strong, Shalom..

Is an Pandemic a Judgement from YAH? No…

9 Aug

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Revelations 16:1, “Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the bowl of the wrath of God on the Earth.”

During a pandemic many may question, if we are being judged by the Most High. Is this the end times that the book of Revelations was speaking of? While in the Old Testament YAH did judge people at times with plagues (Exodus Chapter’s 7-11) under the old covenant, it’s comforting to know that we now live under a new covenant in Christ Jesus.

This new covenant is that of love and mercy, under the grace of YAH in Jesus (Ephesians 4:7). Instead of acting, YAH is long suffering for all his children to repent and to know His son. This also is not part of the plagues transcribed in Revelations, as the arrival of the Anti-Christ is to precede the Revelations wrath of YAH.

So what is the cause of all this turmoil? This turmoil is due to living in a fallen sinful world. Where if something can go wrong, it will. Ephesians 6:10-12, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

During trying times we are to look to YAH for our salvation and lean on Him for strength. Romans 15:13, states “Now May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit,” Shalom.