“Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck.”

Hebrews 2:1-4 says: So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. For the message God delivered through angels has always stood firm, and every violation of the law and every act of disobedience was punished. So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak? And God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose.

Brothers and sisters, these scriptures were warning to the Hebrew people of the dangers of drifting away from the Word of God…from God. Drifting is very dangerous in that often times we don’t even notice that we are actually drifting away. Some of us are in the fast lane moving faster every day and yes I’m sure that some days we all could use a few more hours to accomplish our affairs. However, drifting starts out very subtle… one stops studying the Bible, praying or going to church…actually it can start in various ways. People start to drift when there are rumors going on about someone in the church or someone whom offended him or her.  The subtle drifting takes one into extreme trouble waters……When we are way out in in the deep waters it takes great effort to swim back. We need help getting back to shore.

Stop for a minute, then ask yourself, “Am I drifting?” If the answer is yes…then start swimming back now…Come back! Some of you may be asking how? How do I come back? Well, Peter, when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Shout unto the Lord and ask Him to save you from drifting farther away from Him. Say what David said in Psalm 69:1(NLT) …He said, “Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck.”

 

Faith that Shines

Have you ever claimed you have faith yet nothing you do proves this to be true?

You met a poor homeless fella and told him to go in peace, do whatever it is that you do.

Did you even bother to give him fuel for his journey, did you share the word of God, the Word of Truth?

Did you tell him about the power and authority given to him who believes?

Why haven’t you shared anything to strengthen him so he won’t be so sad and blue?

It could be that he really wants to receive.

Turn back around and love this person, don’t just leave.

Tell him the truth so he can be free!

Silver and gold, you may have none,

But go ahead, show forth the power, be who God made you to be.

Let Gods Kingdom Come and His will be done!

Steadfast, Immovable, Deeply Grounded

Heavenly Father, we are so grateful for the life, food, shelter, and for a sound mind. We praise and honor you for your blessings for there are many who are hurting, homeless, and hungry at this very moment…do not have a sound mind. We pray your grace surround them and supply all their needs. Father God, help us to always be grateful, and thankful, that according to Jeremiah 29:11, your plans for us are for good and not for disaster, to give us a future and a hope. Thank you for giving us the strength to hold on and be strong no matter how things may seem. And Lord, please give more strength to those who are weak and weary give them your joy in the name of Jesus we pray.

In 1 Corinthians 15:58 we are encouraged to be “steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” The Corinthian believers were listening to stories, ideas and beliefs that were different from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their faith was shaken, they were beginning to doubt what they were originally taught by Paul, the apostle.

Paul encouraged them to be steadfast and unmovable. He encouraged them to be spiritually strong and deeply rooted and grounded in the work and the word of the Lord. When we are steadfast, we know what we believe and nothing can persuade us otherwise. We are steadfast when we cannot be persuaded with false doctrine and every teaching we hear. Ephesians 4:14 says “We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.” You see brothers and sisters, we are in those day where deceitful false teachers are coming out of the woodwork in great numbers. Paul was very disappointed that the Corinthians happily put up with whatever anyone told them even if they preached a different Jesus and a different spirit. (see 2 Corinthians 11:4)

There are many who listen to what sounds good to the ears, however, those who do not study the Bible to seek the truth can easily be led astray. For this reason God wants us to study the Bible. The Bible is the most power spiritual weapon we can depend on to keep us from going down with the enemy. It is high time to take it very seriously as to be able to fight the good fight of faith. Go ahead, dust your Bible off, take it out of hiding, pull it off the shelf and begin the journey… learning truth you have never known. Don’t wait until we’re in the thick of the battle to pull out your Bible. Amen and Amen!

 

 

 

Now We Have Power to Overcome

We are always thinking about the things we do wrong and we fail to remember that anyone who have already accepted Jesus Christ into their lives are accounted as righteous in the eyes of God. Jesus took away the ability for sin to reign over a believer. Giving in to and agreeing with sin is actually rejecting the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus who died that we may be free. We are actually choosing to continue to be slaves to sin.

As a Christian, we do not practice being a sinner. We may unintentionally do wrong but when we are born again, we do not allow our guilt to make us feel un-worthy. Keep resisting until you finally conquer and make your flesh line up with the spirit person.  The only way for this to happen is through constant meditation on the Word of God and remembering that as a born again Christian Jesus died for all your sins; past, present and future. The Bible tells us in:

Hebrews 10:26-28  That….

If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left,  but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.  Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.