We Are All Hollow Without Love…

4 Apr

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1 Corinthians 13:1-2,”Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”

Love is the greatest force and character trait any man or woman can exhibit. Without it, we are nothing more than hollow people. The very characteristics of love are forgiveness, perseverance, leadership, kindness and so much more. It’s the defining attribute of YAH above, for He is love (1 John 4:7-22). Love promotes change in others, and positivity throughout the world.

It was love that overcame YAH to send His son Jesus to die for the sins of man, (John 3:16). Love makes everyone who has it relevant. Just think about what the power of love can do. Love can create through the relationship between a husband and wife, (Genesis 2:24). Love can edify broken men and women into resilient individuals, (Romans 14:19). Love can build powerful nations and kingdoms (John 18:36). Love also creates positive change in the World around us, (Matthew 5: 14-16).

Without love we cannot know YAH, 1 John 4:16 reads, “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” Without God abiding in us we are empty, heartless and hollow. Without love we have temptation, hate and sorrow. Sins that cannot be covered (1 Peter 4:8).

I pray for YAH to fill every hollow heart with the joy of love, and the true knowledge of Him. Shalom…

Satan, The god Of This World…

4 Mar

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2 Corinthians 4:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

The term “the god of this world” relates to Satan’s great influence in this world. This influence was handed over to Him during the fall of man in Genesis Chp. 3 when Adam and Eve sinned against YAH. This influence impacts the World’s Religion, Economy, and Politics and many different interest in this world not submitted to the authority of YAH. Let’s take a look at each.

Religion is commonly associated with Christianity however, this is not true. Being a Christian is based on our personal relationship with YAH as recorded in Acts 17:27, (NKJV) “So that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Religion is a series of works that many employ to satisfy the Lord. The Scriptures state that this is wrong. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV) reads, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

The Bible’s stance on politics and relating economy can be found in 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV), “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” All men and women not subjugated to the Lord, can sow seeds of discord for Satan if they are not in a relationship with God.

Though the “god of this world” may temp the unsaved, Ephesians 6:11 ( NKJV) reads, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” In Christ we have total protection from the authority handed over to Him. Though Satan has great influence in this world, YAH is still sovereign. Giving the “god of this world,” influence only over the non believing world. Hold onto the Word of God and pray for this world, and cling not to the “god of this world” but the one true God of this world and the world to come, Shalom…

Being called by Man vs being called by YAH…

3 Feb

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John 15:16, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you andappointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.”

Today, it is very important we recognize those who have a true calling from YAH as opposed to those appointed by man. Where God calls forward those to serve His purpose, man also calls forth individuals to serve theirs. John 15:16 states first that God calls man and not the other way. This is based on the person’s obedience and willingness to be used as a conduit of God to operate in the physical realm of Earth. A true affirmationof God is led by a spiritual movement and not a natural one,orchestrated by natural ideology.

I liken a true calling of YAH to that of Moses in the book of Exodus. Who being empowered by YAH, granted him courage, power and authority that resulted in the divine act of freeing the Israelites and receiving the Ten Commandments, and in modern times Martin Luther King Jr., who fathered the Civil Rights Movement. Each were called, equipped and then empowered by the Holy Spirit to work the will of God. So how do we recognize a true movement of YAH? By discernment…

Using discernment grants us the ability to see the real motive behind people’s action. Taking time to dissect people’s actions gives light to if they are of God or Man. Some key indicators can be If it benefits man mainly usually for profit or agenda, not in line with the scriptures we should condemn it. Now more than ever we as Believers must allow the full glory of God’s Word flow through us, unhindered by Man’s deceit. Shalom…

What Sins Did The Cross Of Christ Erase?

8 Dec

1 Peter 2:24, “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.”

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In Christ you are healed, Shalom…

Submit Unto YAH, And Continuously Live In His Will.

3 Dec

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James 4:7-8, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

After Sunday service, how many Believers can say they remain in YAH’s Spirit throughout the coming week? Work, society, friends and family bring a host of issues that can draw Christians away from the Lord. One answer, is to stay in the Bible and pray however, more needed to stay in His presence.

Reading the Holy scriptures along with prayer needs to be supplemented with submission. This submission is through our Will, Mind, Body, Time and Money. Our will must be His to own, as a Spiritual being YAH requires a physical body to manifest his will. A example of this is through Jesus. God created a body to manifest his physical nature to the world, and to express His divine plan for mankind.

Our will is submitted to the Father through focusing our mind on Him, through thought and meditation. Focusing our Spirit toward his divine purpose, which allows for our thinking to continuously stay on Him. Our Body, Time and Money should always be on His Kingdom and bringing it to this world. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise is key to staying healthy for the Lord’s will for us.

Time and money is also so precious to YAH. Time is the one resource that we can never get back. Be sure you focus on being positive, helping others and being a great ambassador for the Kingdom. Lastly, money needs to be submitted unto God. Money is not just tithes or offerings but also for our enjoyment and to help others. Donating to charities greatly pleases the Lord as well, Hebrews 13:16.

In order to remain in God’s complete submission of our lives is required. Only by doing this can we resist the Evil One and live our best lives in Him, Shalom…

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…