Monday, June 24, 2019

Be on Guard

Matthew 10:17-23, "Be on guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. On My account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and the Gentiles.

"When they arrest you, do not worry about what you will say or how to say it. At that time it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you."

If you are truly a born again Christian by the salvation of Jesus Christ, His Holy Spirit has become your Comforter and will lead, guide, and direct your path. Trust in Him!

Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path."

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sharing the Word of GOD

Matthew 9:35-38, "Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Good News of the Kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 

"When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the LORD of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into the harvest field.' "

Especially today there are more people than ever in the world. There are so many ways that we can share the message of the LORD's salvation! This blog is one way! Our lives in this fallen universe is but the blink of an eye compared to eternity! Where will you spend eternity; in the Loving perfection of our Holy GOD, or separated from Him for all eternity paying your own punishment for what Christ Jesus paid for if you will accept His free gift of salvation? Man cannot save himself. "All our 'good' works are as filthy rags before a Holy GOD." (Isaiah 64:6) Only the works of the Holy Spirit through us is the righteousness of Almighty GOD.  (John 14:6) Do you have the Holy Spirit in you? Upon the repentance of your sins in forgiveness by Jesus will you know His truth and not that of the world.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jesus Heals the Blind Man and Mute

Matthew 9:27-34, " Two blind men followed Jesus, calling out, 'Have mercy on us, Son of David!' When He had gone indoors, the blind men came to Him and He asked them, 'Do you believe that I Am able to do this?' They replied, 'Yes, LORD.'  Then He touched their eyes and said, 'According to your faith will it be done to you'; and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, 'See that no one knows about this.' But they went out and spread the news about Him all over that region.

"While they were going out, a man who was demon possessed and could not speak was brought to Jesus.

""And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute, spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, 'Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.' But the Pharisees said,

" ' It is done by the prince of demons that He drives out demons.' "

Jesus replies to this same accusation in Matthew 12:26, " 'A kingdom divided against itself will be ruined. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. By whom do you drive out them out? I drive out the demons by the Spirit of GOD, then the Kingdom of GOD has come upon you.' "

Jesus' Holy Spirit of GOD works through many today, Christian and non-Christian. Many prayers of the Saints are lifted for others and the LORD answers their prayers even using those who do not believe in Him. Do you know the power, strength, and wisdom of the Holy Spirit? You can! Accept you are a sinner and ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins. He will forgive you and you will receive His Holy Spirit to help lead, guide, and direct your path in the plan He has for your life!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Jesus Restores Lives

Matthew 9:18-26, "A ruler came before Jesus and said, 'My daughter has just died. Come and put Your hand on her and she will live.' Jesus and His disciples went with the ruler. Jesus went into the ruler's house seeing the flute players and the noisy crowd. He told them to go away that the girl was not dead but  asleep. But they laughed at Him.

"After the crowd was outside, He went in and took the girl by the hand and she got up!

"A woman who had an issue with bleeding for twelve years came up behind Jesus and touched His cloak thinking, 'If I could only touch His cloak, I will be healed.'

"Jesus turned and saw her. 'Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.' The woman was healed from that moment.

"News of this spread through that region!"

Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains! (Matthew 17:20) Is your faith placed in Christ Jesus? 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Religious Leaders Ask Jesus About Fasting

Matthew 9:14-17, "John's followers came and asked Jesus, 'How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?' "

(The disciples' fasting was a sign of mourning for sin and to prepare for the Messiah's coming. They didn't need to fast for Jesus WAS the Messiah.)

"Jesus answered, 'How can guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them?'"

(The arrival of the kingdom of heaven is like a wedding feast with Jesus as the Bridegroom, therefore the disciples were filled with joy!)

"This time will come when the Bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast."

(When Christ died on the cross for mankind's sins, the disciples realized this.)

"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment making the tear worse."

(Jesus did not come to patch up the old religious system with its rules and regulations. He brought something new though it had been prophesied for centuries. That being Jesus reconciling man to GOD through His sacrifice on the Cross for mankind's sins. We must be prepared to live the new life in Christ.)

"Neither do men pour new wine into old wine skins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wine skins will be ruined. No, new wine is poured into new wine skins and both will be preserved." 

When you accept Christ as your Savior you are admitting He paid the penalty for your sin and you become a NEW person. You are preserved in His Holy Spirit to do good works bringing others to His saving grace.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Jesus Eats With Sinners

Matthew 9:9-13, "Jesus saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. 'Follow Me,' He told him and Matthew got up and followed Him. 

"While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and 'sinners' came and ate with Him and His disciples.

"When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, 'Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?

"On hearing this, Jesus said, 'It is not the healthy that need a doctor, but the sick. Go and learn what this means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners (to repentance)."

When Jesus called you, did you abandon your sinful past and begin a new life in Him? We should not be afraid to reach out to the lost and guide them to Salvation in Jesus Christ. For He is the only Way, the only Truth and the only Life. (John 14:6)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Get Up and Walk

Matthew 9:1-8, "Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to His own town. Some men brought to Him a paralytic lying on a mat.

"When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, 'Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.' At this some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, 'This Man is blaspheming!' 

"Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, 'Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? Which is easier to say, Your sins are forgiven or get up and walk? So that you may know the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...' He then said to the paralytic, 'Get up, take your mat, and go home.' The man got up and went home!

"When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe and praised GOD Who had given such authority to men."

You may also know the power of Jesus Christ in the salvation He offers to all people! Have you received His Holy Spirit upon repenting of your sins and asking Jesus to be LORD of your life? Know GOD in this manner, trust Him and His miracles in your life will be seen!