Saturday, December 25, 2021

The MINISTRY of JESUS

 


The WORDS of JESUS:

Luke 4:18-19

King James Version

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, 

because he hath anointed me 

to preach the gospel to the poor; 

he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, 

to preach deliverance to the captives, 

and recovering of sight to the blind, 

to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.


The SPIRIT of GOD anointed the LORD JESUS, for a DIVINE purpose.

In service to the forgotten people of God:

1. to preach the gospel to the poor

2. to heal the brokenhearted

3. to preach deliverance to the captives, and 

4. recovering of sight to the blind

5. to set at liberty them that are bruised,


Also:

Luke 5:32

King James Version

32 I came not to call the righteous, 

but sinners to repentance.


Matthew 15:24

King James Version

24 But he answered and said, 

I am not sent but unto the lost sheep 

of the house of Israel.


6. to call sinners to repentance.

7. unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.


You can see the HEART of GOD in those verses.

How He loved all of us, sending His only begotten SON, so we may all be saved from sin.

How JESUS -- the sinless one -- took on ALL of our sins, by His blood, so we may all be saved.

But people continue to sin to this day, and remain ungrateful.

JESUS died on the cross, to destroy the devil.

Hebrews 2:14

King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


That is also the reason for all my blogs.

To reveal the TREASURES of the BIBLE.

We need to humble ourselves before GOD, and start BELIEVING in JESUS, who gave His all.

We have been greatly deceived by the devil, and only by the GRACE of GOD can we all be saved now.

Read the BIBLE, for it tells of GOD's TRUTH.

More than at any time -- for these are perilous times -- we need to know, ONLY THROUGH JESUS can we be SAVED.

Romans 3:23-24

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;

24 Being justified freely by his grace 

through the redemption 

that is in Christ Jesus:


Romans 5:9

King James Version

9 Much more then, 

being now justified by his blood, 

we shall be saved from wrath 

through him.


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Sunday, November 7, 2021

JESUS gives us the STRENGTH we need

 

Philippians 4:13

King James Version

13 I can do all things through Christ 

which strengtheneth me.


The world may look like a dangerous place, but the LORD JESUS had already conquered death, and the devil, who had power over it.

Hebrews 2:14

King James Version

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


And in Jesus, we have everlasting life:

John 4:13-14

King James Version

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, 

Whosoever drinketh of this water 

shall thirst again:

14 But whosoever drinketh 

of the water that I shall give him 

shall never thirst; 

but the water that I shall give him 

shall be in him a well of water 

springing up into everlasting life.


Sure, the world can be extremely confusing, and challenging, but the LORD JESUS had already conquered it.

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


There is no need to fear those who intimidate us, for Jesus fights for us.

Deuteronomy 20:4

King James Version

4 For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, 

to fight for you against your enemies, 

to save you.


Jesus always intercedes in our behalf:

Hebrews 7:25

King James Version

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them 

to the uttermost 

that come unto God by him, 

seeing he ever liveth 

to make intercession for them.


We only need to believe in the greatness, and faithfulness, of the FATHER, and SON, for they are ONE.

John 10:28-30

King James Version

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them 

out of my hand.

29 My Father, 

which gave them me, 

is greater than all; 

and no man is able to pluck them 

out of my Father's hand.

30 I and my Father are one.


Thus, we must thank God, for giving us victory through Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:57

King James Version

57 But thanks be to God, 

which giveth us the victory 

through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Can we now see how precious, and loved, we are?

How strong we can become, through the power of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, if only we would believe in Him.

Despite our sinfulness?

And ingratitude?

Surely, we have no concept of how MUCH the LORD loves us, and fights for us!


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Why We MUST Love GOD's TRUTH Alone

 

Matthew 22:37-40

King James Version

37 Jesus said unto him, 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God 

with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments 

hang all the law and the prophets.


It's all been prophesied.

What scoffers, and unbelievers, are to expect about the near future.

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 

King James Version

11 And for this cause 

God shall send them strong delusion

that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned 

who believed not the truth, 

but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


What is GOD's TRUTH?

2 Thessalonians 2:13-15

King James Version

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, 

brethren beloved of the Lord, 

because God hath from the beginning 

chosen you to salvation 

through sanctification of the Spirit 

and belief of the truth:

14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, 

to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 Therefore, 

brethren, 

stand fast, 

and hold the traditions 

which ye have been taught, 

whether by word, 

or our epistle.


Why is BELIEVING the TRUTH urgent?

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 

King James Version

2 Now we beseech you, 

brethren, 

by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, 

or be troubled, 

neither by spirit, 

nor by word, 

nor by letter as from us, 

as that the day of Christ is at hand.


What are we to expect in these times?

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 

King James Version

3 Let no man deceive you by any means

for that day shall not come, 

except there come a falling away first

and that man of sin be revealed, 

the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself 

above all that is called God, 

or that is worshipped; 

so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, 

shewing himself that he is God.


2 Thessalonians 2:6-9 

King James Version

6 And now ye know what withholdeth 

that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: 

only he who now letteth will let, 

until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed

whom the Lord shall consume 

with the spirit of his mouth, 

and shall destroy 

with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, 

whose coming is after the working of Satan 

with all power and signs and lying wonders,


The future for those who LOVE GOD and BELIEVE in JESUS:

2 Thessalonians 2:10 

King James Version

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; 

because they received not the love of the truth, 

that they might be saved.


There is not much time to dilly-dally.

Make a stand now.

Are you for, or against GOD?

By your choice, will your future be certain.

It's all been prophesied.


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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

GOD's POWER

 


Romans 1:20

King James Version

20 For the invisible things of him 

from the creation of the world are clearly seen, 

being understood by the things that are made, 

even his eternal power and Godhead; 

so that they are without excuse:


Are you tired?

Lost?

Depleted?

Overwhelmed?

Searching for some real help?

JESUS -- the Word of God -- mercifully gives all the help we need, through the power of SCRIPTURE.

Holy Spirit led me early this morning to verses, which testify of the Lord's power.

You will find comfort in these verses:


God loves.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


God hears.

1 John 5:14

King James Version

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, 

that, 

if we ask any thing according to his will, 

he heareth us:


God guides.

Psalm 32:8

King James Version

8 I will instruct thee and teach thee 

in the way which thou shalt go: 

I will guide thee with mine eye.


God helps.

Isaiah 41:10

King James Version

10 Fear thou not; 

for I am with thee: 

be not dismayed; 

for I am thy God: 

I will strengthen thee; 

yea, I will help thee

yea, 

I will uphold thee 

with the right hand 

of my righteousness.


God heals.

Jeremiah 33:6

King James Version

6 Behold, 

I will bring it health and cure, 

and I will cure them

and will reveal unto them 

the abundance of peace 

and truth.


God creates.

Genesis 1:1

King James Version

1 In the beginning 

God created the heaven 

and the earth.


God destroys.

Matthew 10:28

King James Version

28 And fear not them which kill the body, 

but are not able to kill the soul: 

but rather fear him 

which is able to destroy 

both soul and body in hell.


God teaches.

2 Timothy 3:16

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 

and is profitable for doctrine, 

for reproof, 

for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:


God punishes.

Revelation 3:19

King James Version

19 As many as I love, 

I rebuke and chasten

be zealous therefore, 

and repent.


God commands.

John 15:10

King James Version

10 If ye keep my commandments, 

ye shall abide in my love

even as I have kept my Father's commandments, 

and abide in his love.


God fights.

Deuteronomy 3:22

King James Version

22 Ye shall not fear them: 

for the Lord your God 

he shall fight for you.


God confounds.

1 Corinthians 1:27

King James Version

27 But God hath chosen 

the foolish things of the world 

to confound the wise; 

and God hath chosen 

the weak things of the world 

to confound the things 

which are mighty;


God appoints.

Hebrews 1:1-2

King James Version

1 God, 

who at sundry times 

and in divers manners 

spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, 

whom he hath appointed heir of all things

by whom also he made the worlds;


God allows.

Job 1:12

King James Version

12 And the Lord said unto Satan, 

Behold, 

all that he hath is in thy power; 

only upon himself put not forth thine hand

So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.


God saves.

Ephesians 2:8

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:


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Friday, April 30, 2021

BEST prayer

 


Luke 11:1

King James Version

11 And it came to pass, that, 

as he was praying in a certain place, 

when he ceased, 

one of his disciples said unto him, 

Lord, teach us to pray

as John also taught his disciples.


What is the best prayer?

Pray to know God's will.

Apart from thanking God for all our blessings, known, unknown, seen, and unseen, this instruction from Jesus is the MOST challenging, and important prayer.

Luke 11:2

King James Version

2 And he said unto them, 

When ye pray, say, 

Our Father which art in heaven, 

Hallowed be thy name. 

Thy kingdom come. 

Thy will be done, 

as in heaven, 

so in earth.


When you pray to know God's WILL, you send out the message of obedience.

God will surely help you with whatever you need, according to His will.

Of course, we can't understand that will, unless we're born again.

John 3:3

King James Version

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Verily, verily, 

I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born again, 

he cannot see the kingdom of God.


We need to be born of water and of the Spirit,

John 3:5

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, 

I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.


so we may discern the will of God.

1 Corinthians 2:14

King James Version

14 But the natural man receiveth not 

the things of the Spirit of God: 

for they are foolishness unto him: 

neither can he know them, 

because they are spiritually discerned.


Spiritual discernment is essential, for God is a Spirit.

John 4:24

King James Version

24 God is a Spirit: 

and they that worship him 

must worship him 

in spirit and in truth.


I've said it often enough -- unless we are born again, we won't understand things of the Spirit.

We'll continue to doubt, challenge, be confused, and defy.

But once you're born again, your heart automatically turns to Scripture -- the WORD of GOD.

When you are drawn to the Bible, the Holy Spirit makes things crystal clear.

God's Spirit gives you right interpretation of His Word.

Then, and only then can you do the will of the Father -- unquestioned.

For you see His ways, His wisdom, and His love.

You love praying to know His will.

Before you think, speak, or act, you can be found praying that God's will "be done", as Jesus taught us.

Being born again, we become sealed by the Holy Spirit, and He helps us pray, the right way, so we may know the will of God.

Romans 8:26

King James Version

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: 

for we know not what we should pray for 

as we ought

but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us 

with groanings which cannot be uttered.


In short, only through Spirit can we know God's will.

If you're not born again, you will never be on target.

I can honestly vouch about that accuracy, for I am born again, and greatly desirous to know God's will EVERY moment.

Once you're born again, you will never want to think for yourself anymore.

Only God's will is upheld.

It's a lovely way to live, lived in certainty, founded on Jesus' life, and instructions.

He did go to the cross, as it was the Father's will, and also in fulfillment of Scripture, that we may be saved from the power of death, and of the devil.

It is actually a delight to do the Father's will, for by ourselves, what do we really know?

Do we see the whole picture?

Only God, who created the first man, heaven, and earth, can be counted on for guidance.

Through His Spirit, we would know His will.

By being born again, we will follow that will.

I believe even a child could understand this.

It's a systematic belief, a step-by-step process in following the will of God.

1. SEEK God with all your heart.

2. BECOME born again.

3. PRAY to know His will.

4. TRUST an answer is forthcoming.

5. HAVE faith in God's wisdom.

6. GIVE thanks for the answer.

7. OBEY whatever He asks you to do.


After that, keep doing STEPS 3-7 each time you have a question, or desire in your heart.

Clear your heart for God, for that will be His home.

Be not obsessed with the ways of the world.

Remain focused on God alone.

The more you read Scripture, the more you understand God.

His ways will become clear.

You will even find yourself thrilled at the ways of God, for He, too has humor, and delights to delight His children.

As born again, you will see humor in God's ways, for you have become child-like with God.

Matthew 18:3

King James Version

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, 

and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.


There is no going around what God's will is for us.

We are His children.

Father knows best.

Stop being the rebellious teen.

Waste of time, and energy.

Become a teachable child.

JESUS is the answer.

Follow His example.

He only cared to do the Father's will.


Friday, April 16, 2021

TRUE Inner PEACE

 

JESUS said:

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


Our only hope is in Jesus.

But He waits for us to welcome Him.

The day you surrender your will to God, is the day you've invited Jesus in.

On that day of your complete surrender, you will get to know the ways of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit will start teaching you.

That is the GREATEST honor, for this is the Spirit of God working with you.

Doubts will leave you.

Fear will leave you.

Peace, and happiness, will visit you.

How about prosperity?

Depends what your definition of prosperity is.

Is it aligned with God's definition of prosperity?

Matthew 6:19-20

King James Version

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth

where moth and rust doth corrupt, 

and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, 

where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, 

and where thieves do not break through nor steal:


But why do you worry so much?

God knows what you need.

Matthew 6:8

King James Version

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: 

for your Father knoweth 

what things ye have need of, 

before ye ask him.


Everything you need, you will have, if you are of His kingdom.

Matthew 6:33

King James Version

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, 

and his righteousness; 

and all these things 

shall be added unto you.


There is nothing like being born again, having contentment, knowing you are being watched over by Jesus, and being instructed by His Spirit.

Your thinking will shift.

Your priorities will shift.

Your needs will shift.

You will aspire to become a better person.

You will not want to fall from grace, ever again, now that you've found JESUS.

Only because you trust God, and have complete faith in Him.

He will definitely lead you to become born again.

There is no other way to understand His way, except if you are born of water and of the Spirit.

It's a personal relationship you need to form with God.

He awaits your complete surrender to His will.

Once you do, all will be made clear.

You will experience peace, love, and happiness as defined by God.

All you're experiencing in the world now, is not of God.

There is only God, and the world.

Which one will you choose?

Which one will you trust?

It's such a no-brainer, I'm even wondering why people have to think about it.

One look at the news, you'd know.

One look  at confusing agenda, you'd know.

With God, it's completely clear.

You know exactly where you stand with Him.

Philippians 4:7

King James Version

7 And the peace of God, 

which passeth all understanding, 

shall keep your hearts and minds 

through Christ Jesus.


But people are proud.

They resist.

They rebel.

They think they know better.

They're afraid to lose what they think they've already built, or accumulated in this world.

They're afraid to let go of people, who cause them more harm, than good.

And yet when God says it's time for Jesus to return, do you think you can take anything material, or prestigious, with you?

When the faithful meet the Lord up in the air, our bodies will be changed.

We cannot take our corrupt souls and bodies to God.

The only thing that will remain is the WORD.

That's Jesus.

Steady.

Loving.

Consistent.

Reliable.

Hebrews 13:8

King James Version

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, 

and to day, 

and for ever.


A true born again never worries.

Our faith is in Jesus.

He calls the shots.

Man has no idea what the Lord is capable of, even as Scripture already testifies of it.

Even as the Lord has already ministered, suffered, died, was buried, and rose again on the third day.

And yet one proof of His power remains foremost on my mind.

Such as the power He gives one angel.

One angel, dear readers.

Just ONE angel.

2 Kings 19:35

King James Version

35 And it came to pass that night, 

that the angel of the Lord went out, 

and smote in the camp of the Assyrians 

an hundred fourscore and five thousand

and when they arose early in the morning, 

behold, 

they were all dead corpses.


By one order from God, the angel slays 185,000 enemies.

Here's an idea how many angels there may be, if it's possible to count that much.

Daniel 7:10

King James Version

10 A fiery stream issued 

and came forth from before him: 

thousand thousands ministered unto him, 

and ten thousand times ten thousand 

stood before him

the judgment was set, 

and the books were opened.


Jesus speaks of His power, too:

Matthew 26:53

King James Version

53 Thinkest thou 

that I cannot now pray to my Father, 

and he shall presently give me 

more than twelve legions of angels?


Now you see why a true born again focuses on Jesus only.

He's the only TRUE power.

He's the only One who can really teach us how to love.

He's the only One who commands heaven, and earth.

When you follow the only TRUE power, how can you not have PEACE?


Friday, April 2, 2021

Our HOPE in the BLOOD of CHRIST

 


1 John 1:7 (King James Version)

7 But if we walk in the light, 

as he is in the light, 

we have fellowship one with another, 

and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son 

cleanseth us from all sin.


We were once dead, in sin.

Until the Lord Jesus -- the Lamb of God -- offered His life for us, that we may be saved.

Death was the hold of the devil upon us.

The wages of sin, was death.

Romans 6:23 (KJV)

23 For the wages of sin is death; 

but the gift of God is eternal life 

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Jesus defeated the devil's hold on us, the day the LORD died on the cross.

Hebrews 2:14 (KJV)

14 Forasmuch then as the children 

are partakers of flesh and blood, 

he also himself likewise took part of the same; 

that through death 

he might destroy him 

that had the power of death, 

that is, the devil;


Let us run to the cross for healing.

Let the blood of Jesus cleanse us from our sins.

Ephesians 1:7 (KJV)

7 In whom we have redemption 

through his blood, 

the forgiveness of sins, 

according to the riches 

of his grace;


Through the cross, Jesus atoned for our sins.

He took on the weight of our sins.

It was the only way we could be saved.

1 John 2:1-2 (KJV)

2 My little children, 

these things write I unto you, 

that ye sin not

And if any man sin, 

we have an advocate with the Father, 

Jesus Christ the righteous:

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: 

and not for ours only, 

but also for the sins of the whole world.


Are we worth all that love?

God thought we were.

John 3:16 (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him 

should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.


The least we can do -- in deep gratitude, for the grace -- is to GLORIFY GOD.

1 Corinthians 6:20 (KJV)

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body, 

and in your spirit, 

which are God's.


And to BELIEVE in JESUS.

Acts 16:31 (KJV)

31 And they said, 

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, 

and thou shalt be saved, 

and thy house.


For we have been given the gift of grace.

The gift of forgiveness.

The gift of eternal life.

And the gift of the Holy Spirit.

How GOD loves us so!


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