Saturday, September 18, 2021

A BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE


 

As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother to get married, and he becomes like one person with his wife.” This is a great mystery, but I understand it to mean Christ and his church. So each husband should love his wife as much as he loves himself, and each wife should respect her husband.

Ephesians 5:31-33

Marriage is a great mystery. And we find the secret to the mystery in heaven. God created man, and He created woman. God designed a lifelong relationship between a man and a woman that speaks loudly about Jesus and those who belong to Him.

God did not create men and women to be the same. They are two pieces of the puzzle of life that when they come together, life goes on.

Of course, the Bible does not require that anyone marry. But if you do, you display the glory of Heaven to men and women on earth.

Men, when you love your wife you are stepping into the Stream of the joy of heaven. Women, when you respect your husband, you are learning a Secret from heaven.

So marriage is one of Satan's prime targets. He wants to destroy the most beautiful picture ever painted on earth!

A beautiful marriage makes the most beautiful sunset pale in comparison.

“Thank You, Jesus, for allowing us to experience being part of the picture of You and Your Bride. May Your Holy Name be praised now and forever. Amen.”


Thursday, September 16, 2021

Surrender to God


 

Surrender to God! Resist the devil, and he will run from you. Come near to God, and He will come near to you. Clean up your lives, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you people who can’t make up your mind.

James 4:7-8


Have you surrendered your life to God, and are you resisting the devil? Many people resist God and surrender to the devil.


When you come near to God, the devil will run away from you.The evil one doesn't mind being near you, but when you are near God he is afraid and he runs away. So the way to get rid of the devil in your life is to live close to God. Begin your day thinking about Jesus and reading the word of God while you meditate on what it says.


When your heart and mind are not focused on Jesus Christ you will find temptations coming from every direction. But when you think about Jesus and contemplate His role in your life, the steps you take and the path you walk will be far from Satan.


The truth is this: either you will be near to God or the devil will be near to you!


“Lord Jesus, help me to stay near You today so the devil will stay away. May Your holy name be praised now and forever Amen.”

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Believe It or Not


 


Christ was humble. He obeyed God and even died on a cross. Then God gave Christ the highest place and honored his name above all others. So at the name of Jesus everyone will bow down, those in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, and to the glory of God the Father everyone will openly agree, “Jesus Christ is Lord!”


Philippians 2:8-11


Even those without faith now will one day bow the knee and proclaim that Jesus is Lord!


Atheism is a temporary condition that will come to an abrupt end when we stand before the king of kings and Lord of lords on the day of judgment.


God gave mankind the ability to not believe that he exists. It may be hard to fathom but everyone in hell will know for certain that Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. Before they arrive in the fiery pits of eternal suffering all mankind will stand before him on the Day of judgment.


Let the turmoil you see around you in the world today prompt your action to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Don't worry about whether the prophecies are being fulfilled in your presence. It may be soon or it may yet be a while, but Jesus is coming and you need to be ready!


Today, bow your knees in prayer so you will be ready to bow your knees in praise when you come before the throne of Jesus on that day.


“Thank You Jesus for coming to pay the price for my sins. And thank You for coming again to get me and take me home with You forever. Amen.”





Sunday, August 15, 2021

Big Words About Jesus


 

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Christ did not send me to baptize. He sent me to tell the good news without using big words that would make the cross of Christ lose its power. The message about the cross doesn’t make any sense to lost people. But for those of us who are being saved, it is God’s power at work.

1 Corinthians 1:17-18 CEV

The message of Jesus Christ is not an intellectual, reasonable, and logical argument. It makes little sense to those who are on the road to Hell and have not already turned their attention toward God. But when a man or woman recognizes the desperate state of affairs of their own life, the Good News of Jesus Christ comes alive. 

The hope you need for the future is not an intellectual argument, no matter how logical it may be. What you must have is a person who will save you from sin and the deadly effects of rebellion against God.  

You can know and even understand all the theologies in the Bible and still not know Jesus! For Eternity, it is not what you know that matters. Who you know determines your eternal destiny. 

On the Day of Judgment, a solid grasp of all the Biblical doctrines will count for nothing if you don’t know Jesus as your Lord. But if you know Jesus, He will see that the wisdom of the world does not corrupt your understanding of truth.

“Thank You, Jesus, that I don’t need to know Big Words about You. All I need is to know You and I will have Forever to learn everything about You I don’t know now. Praise Your Holy Name now and always. Amen.”

 

  

 

Friday, August 13, 2021

God Has No Unemployment Plan





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We also gave you the rule that if you don’t work, you don’t eat. Now we learn that some of you just loaf around and won’t do any work, except the work of a busybody. So, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ask and beg these people to settle down and start working for a living.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 CEV

Are you one of those refusing to go back to work in the wake of the Covid Pandemic? When thousands of people were dying every day from the disease, and no one knew what treatment worked, the entire world went into “lock-down.” Computers and the internet enabled many to continue to work from the safety of their homes. And many of those who stayed home without the ability to continue work received more than adequate unemployment checks from their government.

Now, the problem in the United States is: The Government is paying lots of people more money not to work than those same people would receive if they went back to their jobs. It stalled the most amazing and prosperous economy in the world for lack of workers.

Did you know that there is no unemployment plan for followers of Jesus Christ? Jesus has employment for you today and it includes nothing beyond your ability. His Spirit will direct you to the opportunities to work for Him and bring His blessings to those you encounter. If all you can do is pray for those in need, you are doing the greatest work of all!

Pandemic survivors who sit at home and refuse to work are like Christians who “go to church once a week” to get spiritual food from the pastor and only study the Bible to confirm that they are saved. There is no blessing from God for refusing to hear the call of the Holy Spirit to work for Him. 

“Lord Jesus, take away my fear of responding to Your call on my life today. Open my ears to hear Your plan for this day. Give me the courage to step onto the stormy seas of walking with You! Praise Your Holy Name now and forever. Amen.”


 


Sunday, August 8, 2021

Favorite Place for Me in Heaven


 

 


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Jesus said to his disciples, “Don’t be worried! Have faith in God and have faith in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house. I wouldn’t tell you this, unless it was true. I am going there to prepare a place for each of you. After I have done this, I will come back and take you with me. Then we will be together.”

John 14:1-3 CEV

God’s house has many rooms, and as a follower of Jesus, your name is written above the door of one of them. For over 2000 years, Jesus has worked on places for all of His disciples, including you!

Reality TV shows that remodel houses often conclude the show with an almost life-size picture of the old house pulled out of the way to reveal the new creation. Many times, the new owners call on the Name of God in their joy and utter amazement.

The place that Jesus is preparing for you will shock you to your very core. The One who designed every beautiful sunset and glorious Spring flower is decorating a place in God’s house for you.  

Here on earth, I certainly like the city, town, or area in which I live, but my home is the best. My home is my favorite place to be. Jesus is preparing a Favorite Place for Me in Heaven. It will be better than I have ever dreamed.

When Jesus finishes the place for me, He will come back and take me to be with Him forever.

“Lord Jesus, I want to imagine the glory of the place You are preparing for me. As I look around here on earth and see all the suffering and pain, sin and death, and all the other things that came upon us because of our rebellion against You, give me a glimpse of what I will see on the day of my departure from this earth. May all men fall down and worship You and praise Your Holy Name. Amen.”

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

JESUS LOVES YOU MORE THAN LIFE

 



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The Lord says, “If you love me and truly know who I am, I will rescue you and keep you safe. When you are in trouble, call out to me. I will answer and be there to protect and honor you. You will live a long life and see my saving power.”

Psalm 91:14-16 CEV

Real love is always a two way street.  When you love someone who doesn't love you, there is usually a sad ending to the story. But when you discover that the one you love also loves you, there is a rush of joy and peace that fills your heart and mind!

When you write the first lines of your love story with Jesus, the Devil always jumps in to say that you are not worthy to be loved by Jesus! As a frail and flawed human being why would the Creator of all there is love you? 

Jesus loves you, not because of who you are or what you have done, but because of who He is and what He has done! You see, every sinner on planet earth, even at the depths of his or her sin and shame is loved by Jesus with the full extent of His love!

Every love story has a beginning when one of the two, steps into the pool of love and sinks deep into a permanent place of caring! Jesus did that for all people when He allowed Himself to be lifted high on the Cross! Every being in all of Eternity must have heard the voice of Jesus screaming "I love you" for all mankind to hear!

The message of the Holy Bible is this: Jesus Loves You! 

The choice you have is simple: Step into the Love Story of Loving Jesus or say "no" to the One who loves you more than He loved His own life on earth!

"Lord Jesus, I want to walk in a loving relationship with You, today, tomorrow and forever! Praise Your Holy Name always! Amen."