Sunday, December 29, 2019

The LORD's Best to You in 2020

I pray the LORD's blessings on you in this new year of 2020! Praise Him for all He's done: Philippians 4:19, "My GOD will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus!"

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Glory to GOD in the Highest

Luke 2:6-14, "While Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem, time came for the Baby to be born. She gave birth to her first son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.

"There were shepherds living out in the fields keeping watch over their flocks by night.

"An angel of the LORD appeared to them and the glory of the LORD shone around them and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the LORD. This is a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.

"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly hosts 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.'  "

Do you know the favor of Almighty GOD for your salvation in Jesus Christ. Humble yourself and believe He forgives you of your sins and He will show His favor upon you in His gift of salvation to you!

Acts 16:31, "Believe in the LORD Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household."

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Jesus Heals All Who Touch Him

Matthew 14:34-36, "When they crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. When the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country.

"People brought their sick to Him and begged Him to let the sick just touch the edge of His cloak, and all who touched Him were healed."

John 16:33, "I (Jesus) have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation. But take heart! I (Jesus) have overcome the world!"

As long as we live in this fallen world of sin, we will have troubles. But praise GOD, He knows and we can pray to Him for His will to be done for the plan He has for our life to be accomplished for His glory!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Power Not of This World

Matthew 14:22-33, "Immediately Jesus had the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowd.

"After He dismissed them, He went up on a mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone and the boat was at a considerable distance from land and buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it!

"During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the water!

"When the disciples saw Him walking on the water, they were terrified! 'It's a ghost,' they said, and cried out in fear! But Jesus immediately said to them, 'Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid.' Peter replied, 'Lord, if it's You, tell me to come to you on the water.' Jesus said, 'Come.' Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and began to sink! Crying out, Peter said, 'LORD, save me!'

"Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught Peter. 'You of little faith.' Jesus said, 'why did you doubt?' And when Peter climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped Him, 'Truly You are the Son of GOD.'  "

We start out with good intentions, sometimes our faith falters. This doesn't mean we have failed. When Peter failed, he reached out to Christ, the only One Who could help. When we are apprehended about the troubles around us and doubt, remember Christ's Presence and ability are there to help us if we reach out to Him.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Jesus Feeds Five Thousand From 5 loaves 2 fish

Matthew 14:13-21, "Jesus withdrew by boat to a solitary place. Hearing this, the crowds followed Him on foot from the towns. When Jesus saw the crowd, He had compassion on them and healed their sick.

"As evening approached, the disciples came to Him saying it was getting late and for Him to send the crowds away so they could go eat.

"Jesus replied, 'You give them something to eat.' They answered, 'We only have five loaves of bread and two fish.' Jesus said, 'Bring them here to Me.

"Jesus directed the people to sit in the grass.

"Taking the five loaves and two fish, looking to heaven, Jesus gave thanks and broke the loaves.

"The disciples gave to the people. When they all ate and were satisfied, the disciples picked up twelve baskets full of left overs.

"The number of those who ate (from the five loaves and two fish multiplied by Christ) were five thousand men, besides women and children!"

What blessings have you received from Jesus Christ, beginning with salvation? Have you ever thought that even taking a breath of air is a blessing from Him! Praise our Almighty GOD for His provisions! Persevere! One day we will no longer have the struggles of a fallen world. Our eternity belongs with our Savior GOD where there will be no more sorrow, sickness, tiredness, or death! For, the former things will have passed away. Hallelujah! 

Isaiah 65:17, "Behold, I (GOD) will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things (of this fallen universe) will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind!"

II Peter 3:13, "In keeping with His (GOD's) promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of the righteous."

Revelation 21:1-4, "I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had passed away. (II Peter 3:12, 'The destruction of the heavens by fire and the elements will melt in the heat.') Now the dwelling of GOD is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people and He will be their GOD. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be NO MORE DEATH or mourning, crying or pain, for the old order of things will have passed away!"

Are you a part of GOD's eternity? You can be! Jesus paid your penalty for sin upon the Cross. All you need do is humbly come to Him asking His forgiveness of your sins. When you do, His Holy Spirit will direct your path and you will be His child forever with the joy of heaven's blessings of eternity waiting for you! Praise His Holy Name! Hallelujah to our King!