HATERS OF GOD’S WORD

Father God, indeed you are a good God! Thank you for another new day. Help us to make the most of this day by keeping our minds stayed on you. Your word tells us that you keep in perfect peace those whose minds are stayed on you. In the name of Jesus, we also ask for continued spiritual, mental, physical and financial healing for us, our families and loved ones. Thank you for your mercy and grace! Thank you for healing!

2 Chronicles 36:5-8 and vs. 15-16 (NIV) explains that “Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the LORD. He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath in God’s name. He became stiff-necked and hardened his heart and would not turn to the LORD, the God of Israel. Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful, following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the LORD, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.” The LORD, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.

The Bible gives strong warnings to those who despise and ignore God’s instructions. Proverbs 28:9 says that “If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.” Looking at this scripture, meditating on it, I cannot help but understand that the prayers of people who refuse to listen to the Lords instructions are despicable, disgraceful, shameful, appalling and even vile. These are strong words! People who are unfaithful to the word of God and follow the vile practices of the world, those who are stiff-necked and hardened in their hearts against the Lord, those who become uncomfortable, agitated or get a little angry or defensive and refuse to pay attention to anything having to do with God, the Bible, Jesus or Holy Spirit…these people must understand that their prayers will not be answered because they are despicable to the Lord according to Proverbs 28:9. Furthermore, once God’s wrath is aroused against those who despise His instructions…there will be NO REMEDY!

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Fallen Angels

 Oh most gracious Father, this is the day that you have made and we rejoice in it. Thank you for life, provisions, strength, and guidance and for all your benefits of Salvation through Jesus Christ. Thank you for your mercy and grace in giving us an opportunity to dwell with you forever and never know pain and suffering again. Praise and Honor to You dear Lord!

Revelation 12 says: “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”

In Mark 3:24, Jesus said “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” [1]Satan is not imaginary; he isn’t something people dreamed up just to try to explain the existence of evil. Satan is real, and the Bible makes it clear that he is a powerful (and evil) spiritual being who is absolutely opposed to God and His goodness.”

Devoted followers of Satan’s kingdom are the angels who fell during his rebellion, and the hearts of unregenerate men. The unregenerate men or women are those who reject God’s plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ. Satan’s domain or kingdom is the system that denies the Creator yet praises the things He created. Satan’s kingdom focuses upon hindering the plan of God and manipulating as many Souls as possible to Eternal separation from God.

John 1:12-13 explains, “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

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[1] https://billygraham.org/answer/who-is-satan-is-he-a-fallen-angel/

Delighting in the Lord

Lord God, for a brand new day, we are grateful and joyful to be alive! Psalm 4:7 says “You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.” Lord God, we thank you for joy even in the midst of storms. We know that as long as you are with us, we win. In the name of Jesus, embrace the lives of our unbelieving family members and draw them nearer to you. Father, we desire for our loved ones to go to heaven as well. Help us to be your instrument and to plant seeds in their lives so you can grow them in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Thank you for their salvation. Thank you for your joy which is our strength.

When I open my blinds to look outside, I cannot help but smile. I think: “My God, what an artist you are.” Passing people on the streets, noticing how different they are, I think to myself: “Lord, your handiwork in creating us is beyond awesome!” Brothers and sisters, the testimonies I just shared are only a few examples of delighting in the Lord. Delighting in the Lord is a joyful response to the things we know God can do. Delighting in the Lord is a joyful response to understanding the power, majesty, mercy, and grace God provides.
Isaiah 61:10 describes my feeling better than any words I can utter. Isaiah 61:10 says “I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! “For he has dressed me in the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.” Brothers and sisters, Psalm 37:4 KJV says “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” This scripture is always taken literally and out of context. Jeremiah 17:9 reminds us that The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? God does not grant evil desires. In John 15:7 Jesus said, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” Delighting in the Lord is abiding in the Lord. Therefore, when we abide or delight ourselves in the Lord, our desires become His desires. Therefore, God gives us the desires of His Heart!

God Communicating Himself to Man

God communicating himself to man

Revelation is the act of God whereby he gives knowledge of Himself which man could not otherwise know. Therefore, there is a great difference between the revelation of God and the discovery of God. Discovery implies that man, by exploration or research, has found God, who was unknown or had hidden himself. Discovery further implies that God was inactive in the process and that man took the initiative in seeking after God. However, the opposite is true. God revealed himself because man could not have found God by searching for him. Man is spiritually limited, and man would not have sought for God, because a holy God condemns and punishes man, who is a sinner.

Theology for Today
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Who’s Pointing Fingers?

It seems to me that a man as intelligent as Tyler Perry knows that the Government know everything about everybody or can discover it if they so desire. It is really hard for me to believe that Tyler Perry is in this mess (The military lawsuit) all alone. I mean… what made Tyler Perry try to get over on the government? Just a thought, but, I imagine if enough movie stars got burned for trying to get over on the government, the United States could get out of the debt we are in. Now that’s just a thought that ran through my brains. However keep in mind, I am not suggesting anything but only thinking out loud. Lord knows I cannot go to jail, I have to take care of my mother. What’s really going on? I don’t have a clue.

One thing I do know is that no matter what, Tyler Perry is the man who gave the world a taste of what it is like to be a Christians even though we have issues just like everyone else. He bought hope not hell and damnation into homes. Tyler Perry bought love, joy and much laughter into the lives of many people. But guess what, the devil hates that and I am sure He is trying to do something about Tyler Perry as to try to shut him down. I pray for Tyler Perry to take all this mess and chalk it up as a trick of the enemy and keep pressing in to enemy lines. It’s good that Mr. Perry is not feeding into this trickery.  I also Pray that He will seek God in this matter and ask God to show Him how to gain the victory in every situation and circumstance.

It is only God who knows hearts and minds. We can only guess and speculate and even when we see things, this does not mean we saw the truth as to what is really going on. So, having said that, let us not start bad mouthing Mr. Perry…God is his judge, maker and whatever happened, God will deal with it righteously. Until then, let us all keep in mind that the Book of Proverbs 6:16-19 (New Living Translation) tells us:  There are six things the Lord hates— no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family. Furthermore, I leave you with Galatians 6:10-12 (NLT): A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.  For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Jesus said, he who is without sin, cast the first stone. ( paraphrased, John 8:7)

What Gets us To 101%

Mathematics never looked so beautiful as this. Some of you may have watched this video but it does not hurt to watch it again. Number systems like this are from God…He (not we) made the numerical system so perfect! So flawless! The person who God worked through and gave the secret of how to get to 101% is a highly anointed person.  Praise the Lord! He deserves all the praise and honor!

Surrender and Live!

 

Many humans believe that good works that will gain them entrance into heaven. This belief is due to a false perception of their identity. In our our own efforts we are incapable of being righteous. Psalm 51:5 says behold, I was shapened in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me. Until a person surrenders his or her life to the Lord, they are actually doing what they are supposed to do. Sinners SIN, and there is no reason to get angry at them and be judgmental.

 

Before a person becomes born again, they do not actually have a genuine love for God. Second Timothy 3:1-7 (NIV) states: But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred and they are without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God– having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.

 

Wow! These are sharp words coming from the Bible right? Brothers and sisters, when we willfully and continuously engage in the above activities, then we are still of the sinful and worldly mind. Notice I said if you willfully continuously engage in sin. This means premeditated sinning, this is not when we stumble and make honest mistakes on the journey of change. No one who does this has surrendered his or her life over to God so He can bring about that beautiful transformation to true his or her identity. The Bible tells us in Romans chapter 8 that if we are living like this, then we cannot please God. Romans 10:26 states: If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left; Jesus was on that cross once and for all the world and there are no more sacrifices for the remission of sins. We cannot stop sinning with divine intervention.

 

Overall, rejection of Jesus Christ is what sends us straight to Hell. Rejecting Jesus is the same as rejecting your only way of escaping from the wrath of God against sin (Mark 16:16). God would not be a righteous God if He did not punish sins. However, we should give praise and honor to God for He made a way out of this mess Adam and Eve put us in. God sent Jesus to save lost sinners (Matthew 18:11).Because God sees Jesus in us we are justified (Romans 3:24), sanctified, redeemed and no longer condemned.