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God's Will, Will Be Done

07/04/2020 21:38

Friend, these times are very trying for many, but for Christians, they have a peace that passes understanding, within their core, their heart, when times like these come to their door.

We are told in His Holy Word, to pray when we don't have understanding of what God is doing, but when all is said and done, God will use any calamity to His Benefit.

And, His Benefit is winning souls; claiming His own from the clutches of fear which is satanic.

Yes, in these times of attack from the evil one, God will reveal Himself to anyone who calls upon His Name for Holy Forgiveness.

He is in the Forgiveness business. He is open 24/7 until He comes again. 

Not one second after His Second Coming, when all on earth who are living, will see Him, will He Forgive and Save anyone else; because all who would come to Him for Forgiveness, will have done so, and those still living will rise up to the sky, to meet Him!

Jesus knows when that last person will repent and receive Him as Saviour.

There will be humans left behind on earth, and all but 144,000 of them will not have believed in God; accepted Jesus as Saviour, repented of sins or be willing to give up evil ways.

The next earth age period is called the Tribulation when one person will govern all the nations.

The Book of Revelation has more to read about that era, but one needs Holy Spirit inspiration to receive all that Jesus has told the Disciple John.

Prayer.  Almighty God, I praise your Holy Name. Thank You for the work of Your Son at Calvary for me to have a Way approved by You, to be reconciled with You in Your Kingdom. Thank You for Forgiveness of my sins and I ask You to help me every waking hour to be faithful to You and strengthen me so I may be strong in faith and not grow weary in this troubled world. I ask for the Holy Spirit's Guidance and Teaching when I read Your Holy Word. Reveal to me what You desire every time I am exposed to Your Word in whatever form it may be. I desire to know You more. In the Mighty Name of Your Precious Son, Jesus's Name. Amen.

Revelation Chapter 6

 

1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

2And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

3And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

4And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

5And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

9And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

10And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

11And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

12And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

13And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

14And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

16And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

 

 

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Life After Death

03/04/2020 12:33

 

 

Friend, this is a time when humans do a lot of thinking about what would happen to them, family and friends, should they die from the Corona Virus or any other disaster.

 

It is a time when we lose people close to us or people we know even casually and wonder about life and death.

 

On social media we see many people posting their need for prayer.

 

Some are scared and anxious, others worried for loved ones.

 

Many are not believers in any God, but ask Christians for prayer, for themselves or loved ones when they are struck with the virus.

 

Is there an inherent inner knowledge that the God of the Christians listens to His people and acts?

 

Have they heard of healings, and miracles for believers in The Almighty God?

 

Do they know someone who once was an unbeliever and now is a believer they have seen change into a kind, decent, human being?

 

Have they heard prayers lifted up to the Saviour Jesus and been moved in their spirit?

 

Do the songs of praise to God speak to their souls?

 

Some or many of these things may be one of the causes, but the Word of God, Jesus Himself, tells us that there is a place in each of us that is His Throne; where He is waiting for us to invite Him to take up His Rightful place from where He guides and directs us onto the Righteous Path to Eternal Life.

 

It’s our choice.

 

We can choose Him or not.

 

He gives us the Gift of Free Will, so no entity ever will be able to say that He is a Dictator.

 

No, He is a Benevolent God; Just in all His ways and Holy, Pure and Intelligent above all others; full of Love, and He is Beautiful beyond our imaginations.

 

Any person, man, woman, child, aged, infirm; all people have this Right to choose Jesus.

 

Choose ye whom ye shall serve!

 

No matter your belief system; you have the Right to choose.

 

Do not be held for ransom willingly by evil!

 

He will not rescue you if you do not want to be rescued.

 

At any moment the mind can follow the heart and you can know Jesus.

 

Just speak to Him.

 

The Great Gift of Eternal Life is awaiting you!

 

You may have years yet to get to know Jesus or you may have seconds.

 

None of us know!

 

But Apostle Paul told us: 

 

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with The Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 

 

Paul states here to the believers, that when we are absent from our body we will be present with the Lord. 

 

These are Holy Spirit inspired words. Paul is confident when he states this. It is a fact!

 

Life after death exists.

 

It is a Great Mystery what happens to us after we die, but the Bible is firm in telling us that we live in a different body type, and we are a citizen of The Kingdom of God.

 

This means our soul lives on and we also realise that the Kingdom of God is all that we see and all that we do not see now in this body.

 

It’s all about choosing, friend.

 

We must act.

 

Jesus acted when He chose to make a Way for us to not receive the punishment of eternal death for our sins; which all are against God & Law.

 

He acted when He knew we were sinners through and through.

 

He knows all He has created.

 

He could have said while suffering on the Cross, “Not her (me). I do this for all others but not that one.”

 

I certainly deserve that.

 

But He didn’t.

 

 

He died in the flesh to pay the price for our sins!

 

He took on every punishment for all your sins, past, present and even future

 

Not His; He is sinless.

 

He included me and He included you.

 

Now, will you choose Him because He chose you?

 

Or are you going to continue denying Him to your last breath?

 

Life with Him after this life is going to be amazing no matter what He has waiting for us.

 

Its that simple.

 

We must have faith that He is a Good God, because He has proven Himself to us.

 

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Cast Out The Demonic Spirit Within

30/03/2020 14:48

Friend, this world offers us many enticements to sin, to live for self, to choose paths we were warned against.

The sad fact is that, all of those choices are not free and clean, or pure.

No, those choices have demonic spirits attached to them.

Those spirits live vicariously through our body, through sin, while here on earth.

They take up residence and settle in, for a "great" time.

And, they invite other demons in to play and have fun as well.

We choose the sin and the demons choose us.

That's how they enter our mind and body.

For a while we carry on thinking that we have control of the "ship," but in reality as time moved on, we lost complete control!

We even become sick and get close to death, because of what the demons entice us into doing!

Do the demons care?

No, they want us to die with them at the helm.

They love that.

Nothing much changes for them. They move on delirious in their "win" of our soul.

They keep us from choosing Jesus by keeping us busy with the sins we choose!

They roam around like roaring lions and find another whom they may devour as soon as we die.

Killing us in sin was their mission and they accomplished what they were mandated to do to us.

But, God is calling you. Always has.

Won't you listen?

Do you wish to have Peace that passes the understanding of man?

Do you wish to be Loved in the most complete and healthy way?

Do you wish to be rid of the addictions?

Can you rid yourself of swearing, anger, hate and violence, drugs and alcohol, cigarettes and gluttony, sloth and envy, jealousy and covetness, pride, lust and greed?

It can be guaranteed that a human cannot rid themselves of a legion of demonic spirits within.

Only with the help of Father, Son and Spirit can a person be allievated of these demons.

A man can do so much, but the demon has just changed it's profile for a season, fooling us into thinking it has gone. It has not been outed and replaced with the Goodness of God in your soul and spirit.

But, God is able to rebuke the demonic forces and cast them away from you, In return you must walk closely with Him and when those demons try to return; call on Him.

After a while those demons see that you are filled with the Spirit of God, and they will flee far from you.

There must be a willingness from our soul and spirit; mind, body, spirit, to lay down all ungodly ways in us, and to be filled with Godliness, willing to be guided by Jesus into The Word and prayer.

Once we allow Jesus to take up His Rightful Place within us (our temple,) life becomes new. 

We see through His eyes, we feel by His Spirit, and He gives us a gentle touch.

We learn that we, with the Power of Jesus, are able to rebuke any demon and they will flee.

We are strong in His Mighty Power.

We become partakers of the verse " No weapon formed against me, shall prosper."

Isaiah 54:17

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the LORD.

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First Public Miracle/Jesus

25/03/2020 16:23

Friend, are you aware of the first public miracle ever performed by Jesus?

It was at a wedding; to which He obviously had been invited.

He was around 30 years old at this time.

His Mother, Mary was in attendance and may have had some hand in helping with the food and beverage preparation.

Mary realized after some time that the wine was not going to last.

There was not enough for everyone who had come.

In those days people travelled far, and many times the host was not sure if all the people he had invited would appear, but always had to make sure enough victuals were supplied for everyone invited.

Mary, Jesus's Mother knew exactly Who to speak to about the lack of wine.

This is the Child Who she had raised from an infant; the Child she had nurtured and cared for; the Child whose touch cured an animal; the Child Whose Presence meant the family never lacked; the Child whose chores and duties were carried out to Perfection.

He was always God and man. 

Mary knew, as Mothers do the abilities of her son; but she loved her God and only followed His Will. She had not been told to speak of these things.

She approached Jesus and told Him of the nearly empty wine barrels.

Jesus rebuked her at first.

He told her His time had not come. (Public miracles)

Mary was adamant; saying the host would be shamed with the implication that she too would be shamed.

Mary gathered the servants and told them to do whatever Jesus instructed them.

Jesus then asked, for the stone ceremonial vessels of water, that were used to get water from for washing of hands and feet  and which were almost empty, to be filled with clean water.

When this task was completed, He told the servants to dip the serving ladles in, and take the first cup to the master of ceremonies for his approval before it be served to the guests.

When the master of ceremonies tasted it, knowing the barrels were almost empty and having tasted it before was first served, he exclaimed, "This is extremely good wine! You have served the best last! Usually it is served first!"

The Disciples who were there with Him, were amazed and believed in Him as Messiah all the more.

Water was turned into magnificent wine! 

A miracle before their eyes!

This Miracle at Cana was His first "Public Demonstration" of Heavenly Power.

Water to Wine.

Our Lord cared about the common folk having a nice time celebrating a wedding!

And He cared about His mother. He answered her request of Him because she believed in Him.

Friend, He will answer yours!

 

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The Parable Of The Vineyard Workers

22/03/2020 09:33

Matthew 20:1-16


1For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

4And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

7They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

8So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

10But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.

11And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,

12Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

14Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.

15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

 

 

Friend, these are Words spoken by Jesus to His Disciples.

 

As a means of Teaching, He uses a parable, a story.

 

Here He is teaching them, that even though they believe now, and will receive recognition in Heaven from the Father for gathering in the harvest of souls; those who come after them, those they testify to and teach after they have gone from this earth, will have the same recognition in Heaven that they have, even though they laboured long and hard for the Kingdom while on earth and the newer group of disciples and testifiers may not work as long.

 

Isn’t this good to know?

 

God has made a Way for all to receive recognition as His children in Heaven if we make the choice to receive His Son into our hearts.

 

Here Jesus also teaches us that it is God ( The Owner of the Vineyard) who decides what the wages will be; who will be paid what amount, for this task. (our treasure in Heaven)

 

It is not up for negotiation with God.

 

He sets the rules and we, who are tainted by evil would have our brother or sister not receive the same wages because we worked “harder” and perhaps longer in tending to and gathering the harvest of souls.

 

To many this will seem unfair.

 

But to God it shows our heart.

 

Are we satisfied with God’s Judgement, or will we call Him the unfair Judge?

 

Will we demand of Him that He change His Will/Law to make an exception for us?

 

Will we not "work" for God if we are not heavily compensated, even more than our brothers and sisters?

 

When we are not compensated as we think we should be; will we quit working in the vineyard of souls?

 

God desires willing labourers, selfless and committed, repentant and humble, joyful and kind, helpful teachers and testifiers.

 

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Doubting Thomases

14/03/2020 13:43

Friend, there are many among us who are what we call "Doubting Thomases."

What is a "doubting Thomas" to you?

Are you a "doubting Thomas?"

These are questions we all must ask of ourselves.

Firstly we must know who a "doubting Thomas" is.

A person who does not believe Jesus is God, is a "doubting Thomas." 

One of the Disciples who followed Jesus in His Ministry for three years was a man named Thomas, a Disciple of Jesus.

He walked miles to townships and villages with his Lord and Teacher, Jesus, lived communally with Him, and saw with his own eyes the miracles Jesus performed; listened to Him speaking about the Kingdom of God, being led in prayer by Him, and saw the Pureness and Love that emanated from Him.

Jesus told the Disciples that their bodies are temples for God to dwell in.

One of the things He told them, was His Temple will be knocked down, and three days later it will rise again.

There came the day when Jesus was arrested and tried and sentenced to death.

Matthew 20:17-19

17And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,

18Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death,

19And shall deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify Him: and the third day He shall rise again.

He was then expeditiously crucified by the word of the Pharisees and Pilate the Govenor on a Friday and laid to rest before sundown when by rabbinical law no-one should carry out physical work again until dawn.

He was laid to rest in a tomb that had a large heavy stone covering the entrance, and He laid there overnight from Friday evening to Sunday morning.

Jesus had women followers also and two, both named Mary, and another Salome, decided they wanted to prepare his body according to custom with embalming spices.

When they went to the tomb on the sunday morning, the guards were incapacitated by an earthquake and the stone had moved.

An angel of the Lord was sitting on the stone " whose face shone like lightning and clothes of brilliant white"  (according to one of the women) and the angel spoke to them.

"Don't be frightened. I know you are looking for Jesus Who was crucified, but He isnt here! For He has come back to life again, just as He said He would. Come see where He was laying. And now go quickly and tell His Disciples that He has Risen from the dead, and that He is going to Galilee and will meet them there."

The women went to where the Disciples always gathered and told the Disciples who were there, what they had experienced.

For one Mary had met Jesus in the garden by the tomb, and He advised her to "touch Me not. For I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go find My brothers (Disciples) and tell them that I ascend to My Father, and your Father, My God and your God."

Mary (Magdalene) found them and gave them this message. 

In the Book of John, New Testament, Chapter 20 Verse 19 it is reported by John, That evening the Disciples were meeting behind locked doors, in fear of the Jewish Leaders, when suddenly Jesus was standing there among them! After greeting them, He showed them His hands and side.

Verse 24 One of the Disciples Thomas (The Twin) was not there at the time with the others. 

Verse 25 When they kept telling him, " We have seen the Lord," he replied " I won't believe it unless I see the nail wounds in His hands and put my fingers into them, and place my hands into His side."

Verse 26 Eight days later the Disciples were together again; and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them and greeting them. 

Verse 27 and then He said to Thomas "Put your finger into My hands. Put your hand into My side. Don't be faithless any longer. Believe!"

Verse 28 "My Lord and My God" Thomas said.

Verse 29 Then Jesus told him, " you believe because you have seen Me. But blessed are those who haven't seen Me and believe anyway."

Verse 30 & 31 (Disciple John) Jesus's Disciples saw Him do many other miracles besides the ones told about in this book, but these are recorded so that you will believe that He is The Messiah. The Son of God, and that believing in Him you will have Life.

That's the story of The Doubter, Thomas a Disciple who was lacking in faith. Who could not believe that Jesus was alive when he knew Him to be dead since the Crucifixion. All the hearing and learning he received had not settled in his heart and mind. But Jesus saw an innocence in Thomas and since He died for all sins and He saw that Thomas loved Him, Thomas was Forgiven and now had a great testimony.

Faith is believing in a God we cannot see with our eyes but discerning and knowing Him with our spiritual eyes, heart and mind.

If you're a doubter, seek to know Him to prove without a doubt that He is Who He says He Is.

 

 

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Perfect And Righteous

11/03/2020 21:25

Friend, we must ask ourselves if we are perfect and righteous in all we are, all we think, and all we do.

Walking along in this life it is impossible to be perfect and righteous all day, everyday; for just one day let alone more than one!

But there is Someone Who Is, and many humans do not know Him.

Yes, it's The Trinity, Father, Son and Spirit.

It's important that They are, Wholly Perfect and Wholly Righteous, for God must be, to have all the qualities a Pure and Righteous God must have.

The gods thought up by ancient cultures are figments of imaginations, borne from perceiving the things that Holy God has made.

These ancients such as the Australian Aboriginal, the American indians, the Eskimos and Aztecs and so forth could not grasp (would not grasp) that One Holy God created them and their surroundings. 

No, they made a god for the stars, moon, sun, water, plants, even individualizing animal gods, making up fantastical stories, of how the earth was created and so forth, and some even threw their babies into fire and water to appease the god after some earthshaking calamity, or to ask for succor of some kind.

Did God try to reveal His Character and Attributes to them?

Yes, everything God has made tells of His Perfection, His Love and Care for all that He created; not just the earth, but All That Is; all we can see and all we cannot see - the things beyond this world. 

For God is from everlasting to everlasting!

Granted there are things that seem to us, to be not Perfect. 

And that; the imperfection, the evil, is the work of the enemy of God. 

But God has made a Way even in the evil by which we are buffeted.

Yet, even in our turning away from God; all is provided for those who will avail themselves of the product of the land and sea.

Are not vegetables and fruit available in seasons changing as our diet needs them?

Does the grass grow from a tiny seed for the animals to survive?

Does the sun rise every morning to give sustenance?

Look how the animals reproduce!

See how the human body is formed!

The Heavens declare God's Glory!

The ocean is regulated by God.

Everything good that man is capable of making and designing, is something that has been first thought of by God.

We ruin things all by our free will selves - when we charge ahead with no thought to God. 

Yes, it is allowed, but it is not expedient for us to do so, because of consequences of The Law, and the fact that by running ahead of God, we are actually running with the devil; and we will stumble and fall, and the devil will stomp all over us, and God will not intervene as it has been our choice to do so.

He won't bring us out kicking and screaming for us to stop!

We can wallow in the mud as long as we like, but we'd better hope our death date does not happen while we're stuck in the mud enjoying ouselves.

God, in His Graciousness has given us Free Will; a Godly Gift to do good with; to stay within the confines of The Law.

The Ten Commandments are that Law.

Do we do good with that Gift? 

Most of us do not. We're greedy and grabby, jealous and selfish; we love evil.

We're far from Perfect and Righteous!

But when we come to know God and we willingly allow Him to grow us into the Kingdom, we begin to know how corrupted we have become, and we start shedding all the darkness and dirtiness off our body, soul and spirit by the leading of the Spirit of God.

We learn from His Word that His Son died for us.

Why? 

Because God loves those who love Him so He wrote into Law, a Way to extricate us from the Law that made us sinners and worthy of The Pit of Hell. 

This demanded One without sin, to pay the Way, for those who had sinned.

It was a New Covenant for those, who love God but who lived on earth and were born under the curse of sin, yet would repent and come to God humbly admitting they needed Him.

Is this you?

I admit I am a sinner saved by the Grace of God under the New Covenant. I recognise my Saviour as Jesus, The Son of God who is Wholly God; One of The Trinity. ( Father God, Jesus God, Holy Spirit God.) 

The Blood shed by the Holy One, Jesus, The Son of God, cleanses us of all unrighteousness. He took all our sins and died for us to have Eternal Life and to not receive the Judgement of Eternal Death.

Does The Blood of Jesus fall on you?

It has washed you clean of sin before the eyes of God!

You can receive it or deny it, toss it away!

Do you want it to fall on you?

Talk to Him.

He's waiting to hear from you, friend.

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