Sunday, January 13, 2019

Forgiveness and Fasting

Matthew 6:14-18, "If you forgive men when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you don't forgive men, your Heavenly Father will not forgive you.

(Be joyful!) "When you fast, do not look sad as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

"When you fast, put oil on your head and...

"wash your face so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to...

"your Heavenly Father who is unseen; and your Father, Who sees what is done in secret will reward you."

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Solomon's Amazement of GOD's Animal Kingdom

Proverbs 30:29-32, "There are three things that are stately in their stride and move with stately bearing...A lion, mighty among beasts who retreats before nothing...

"A strutting rooster...

"He goats..."

Solomon was the wisest man in the world, yet there were many things about GOD's animal kingdom that totally amazed him. Just as there are differences in languages among mankind, there are just as many, if not more, communication systems in the animal kingdom! It appears that they have attitudes and dispositions they display in many manners as well!

Ecclesiastes 3:19-21, "Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As all go to the same place; all come from dust and to dust all will return. Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?" 

Only our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD has all knowledge. He has shared that all who have accepted Jesus Christ (Who is GOD in the Flesh) will be with Him for eternity! II Corinthians 5:8 reassures us, "To be absent from the body (death) is to be present with the LORD." Are you ready!!! 

Romans 8:21 tells us, "The creatures (animal kingdom) themselves will be liberated from death and decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the Children of GOD."

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Communicating with Almighty GOD

Jesus gave us the example in praying to Father GOD.  In Matthew 6:5-13 Jesus' Words are recorded: "When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites who love to stand on corners to be seen by man. Go in your room, close the door, and pray to your Father GOD Who is unseen.

"Your Father Who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Do not be like those who babble, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. This is how you should pray:

JOY - The letters in joy reveal  a truth: When you pray, remember Jesus first, Others next and then Yourself last.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Be Blessed in Giving to Those In Need

Matthew 6:1-4, "Be careful not to do acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. Do not announce it as the hypocrites do to be honored by men. When you give (to the needs of others) do it in secret. Then your Father which is in heaven will see what you do in secret and He will reward you."

Sunday, December 30, 2018

All Things New

I pray you have a most Happy New Year for 2019!

Jesus promises us:

Are you ready for all the New things our Almighty GOD has for you? In the New Year, 2019, I pray all His blessings upon you!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Love Those Who Hate You

Jesus was born to die for mankind's sins so whoever accepts Him will have eternal life with Him.

Matthew 5:43-48, "You have heard it said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you...If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? If you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not the pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

Luke 6:27-36, "But I tell you: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If one strikes your cheek, turn to him the other also. If he takes your coat, give him your cloak also. Do to others as you would have them do to you...Then your reward will be great and you will be the sons of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father in heaven is merciful."

One Day all sin and this fallen universe will melt with fervent heat. Sin will be no more. We see this in II Peter 3:10-13:

"The Day of the LORD will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be destroyed by fire and the earth and everything in it will be burnt up. Since everything will be destroyed in this manner, what kind of people ought you to be! Live holy and godly lives. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire and the elements will melt with fervent heat! But in keeping with His promise we (His Chosen through salvation) are looking for a New Heaven and a New Earth, the home of the righteous." Are you counted with the saved? Accept Jesus Christ as your savior, then make a New Year's resolution to love your enemies, do good to them who hate you.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Angelic Hosts Sing Praises at Christ's Birth

Luke 2:13-14, "Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising GOD and saying, 'Glory to GOD  in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests."

Does GOD's peace rest on you? It can! That's why He came to earth to redeem mankind of their sins. 

Angelic singing, wow! The words to the following song really gives the feeling of what that first Christmas must have been wlike.

"Angels We Have Heard on High"

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o're the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria, in excelsis deo!
Gloria, in excelsis deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?

Gloria, in excelsis deo!
Gloria, in excelsis deo!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the LORD, the newborn King.

Gloria, in excelsis deo!
Gloria, in excelsis deo!

See Him in a manger laid
Jesus LORD of heaven and earth;
Mary, Joseph lend your aid
With us sing our Savior's birth.

Gloria, in excelsis deo!
Gloria, in excelsis deo!