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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…

There is no separation, from the love of God…

3 Feb

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Romans 8:38-39

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The Apostle Paul in his address to the Roman Church, expressed the unconditional love of God through Jesus Christ. This love stems from Christ perfect sacrifice on the Cross. Through our belief in Jesus, God sees us as his Children (John 1:12-13), operating in an imperfect world.

The love of God is as deep as the ocean. This love transcends our own sinful nature, and worldly spiritual wickedness that will try to hinder our walk with Him. The Cross of Christ has overcome the world, John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Jesus is letting Believers know, that even though He is not present in the flesh He will be with them. In times of depression, sorrow, and hardships He is there. The Cross has overcome all and the only thing left is to believe and have Faith in The Word of God, Romans 3:28.

The principalities spoken of in Romans 3:38-39 represents Satan and His Fallen Angels. The “god,” of this world is rendered powerless in the presence of Cross of Christ knowing that He is s already been defeated by it, Revelations 17:14.

I pray in our dark hours that we know that God is still sovereign, giving those who know Jesus the power to overcome. Using his love (The Cross), as our crutch.

Shalom…

Waiting On the Lord…

13 Oct

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Waiting upon The Lord…

“Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

In releasing our Faith by the spoken Word of prayer, the Lord always hears our cries. God is ever present in the affairs of His children and provides intercession based on the Blood of Christ. However, the Lord is outside our jurisdiction of time and answers when He knows it is at our best interest. The wait can produce doubt, but rest assure God always answers prayer.

Though God does not answer prayer at our convenience at times, the wait that patience produces amounts to strength and character. I believe once we ask God, spiritually the answer is released to us. It is up to us at time to receive His answer in the natural realm.

This time can be thought of as a reflection of the event. We can think about what caused it and what correction if any is needed in our personal lives. To prevent future mistakes and provide spiritual edification. Isaiah 40:31 provided insight into what a Believer can expect when the spiritual answer arrives from our Lord.

Renewed strength is the first. Persecution strengthens the will of man. Allowing us to become stronger and more determined to correct mistakes and be strive for righteousness. Renewed strength solidifies the belief of the righteous path of God.

Mounting up with wings as Eagles defines a rise from the ashes, strong and beautiful. This scripture uses running and not fainting as a way of saying we will have more endurance to finish the race. God is always looking for ways to build up his children into powerful men and women. He uses every opportunity good or bad to do so.

Our patience produced in waiting on Him is no different. Strength, character and endurance come to help us finish the race set forth by our Lord and Savior. Remember to stay faithful knowing that the Spiritual answer from our Lord will naturally manifest soon.

Shalom…