When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.
2 The more they called them, The more they went from them;
They kept sacrificing to the Baals And burning incense to idols.
3 Yet it is I who taught Ephraim to walk, I took them in My arms…
Our Lord yearns for you and me. He desire a true spiritual relationship with His children, (spiritual in this reference specifically means relationship with God). He is your closest relative, your best friend and most importantly your Savior. Your intimacy with God must be your highest priority.
How does your relationship with God affect what and how you hear from Him? Good question, our relationship with Him greatly affects what we hear and if we are hearing at all. You are the hearer and God is the speaker, you heard Him when He called you out of darkness and into the light. Why then is it so difficult to hear Him…
Is it truly challenging to hear from Him or have you stop seeking Him! Remember before you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior you could not hear. It is time to identify with Him again, and know that what happened to Christ at Calvary also happened to you. Gal 2:20.
We are starting a new series for 2016 called “Breathe”. A search for the word breathe states: take air into the lungs and then expel it, to inhale and exhale freely. I our year long series we will inspire, encourage and coach you to breathe 12 areas in your life as you would naturally breathe air. Keep and eye out for the blessing coming from this series…
35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Our Lord is the true and only Shepard that can heal all infirmities. As we grow in our faith in him we become healed from worrying, stress, health conditions and on and on and on… You get the picture. There isn’t anything on or in this earth that can cure you of everything. But Jesus the Christ! We all need this type of healing. The best part of this coverage is that it has been fully paid for and all you need to do, is come in for your checkup, the kingdom health center is always open and no waiting.
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. 9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
The secret to living is joy: A supernatural delight in the person, purpose, and people of God. The secret to joy is abiding and fruit bearing. The things that bring joy; winning Souls to Jesus, growing in Personal Holiness, a growing pattern of giving Financially, a deeper desire to love others expressing Godly Character, good works, and Sacrificial Worship.
God Is in control! God has a plan. The best that God has to offer us here on earth is joy.
Every word of God Is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His name, Lest He rebutted you, and you be found a liar.
The Bible in it’s 66 books is God’s divine revelation to man. God still speaks to people with insight and ideas, but these differ from revelation in that they are an “illumination” of what God has already spoken. The Bible is complete, completely trustworthy, and sufficient to completely answer anything we need to know for eternal salvation or practical wisdom concerning our relationships, morality, character or conduct. 2 Timothy 3:16.
“22 Then the Lord said, “Now that the man has become as we are, knowing good from bad, what if he eats the fruit of the Tree of Life and lives forever?” 23 So the Lord God banished him forever from the Garden of Eden, and sent him out to farm the ground from which he had been taken. 24 Thus God expelled him, and placed mighty angels at the east of the Garden of Eden, with a flaming sword to guard the entrance to the Tree of Life.”
Through disobedience man fell away from God and lost his right to rule earth. This also caused man to pursuit and submit to the serpent’s request. This cursed realm is now ruled be pure evil and the vile hearts of man. However God and His omniscience and omnipotence put in place a redemptive plan for man. His name is Jesus! And the only way back to the Father is through our faith in the Son. Believing in the sacrificial blood of the Lamb, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ can regain us entrance back into the kingdom of paradise that is here on earth as it is in Heaven.
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of the world is foolishness with God. For It is written “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”. And again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile”. Therefore let no one boast in men for all things are yours.
Believers are encouraged to avoid worldly wisdom because it’s simply will leave them on the wrong path. The world sees reality upside down, inside out, and we value things God despises, and despises the things God values. We say right is wrong, and wrong is right. Failure is success. and success is failure then, and we seek the things that a futile and love the things that are false.
The world’s Ideas conflict with the word God teaches. This worldly wisdom we are to reject. Godly wisdom teaches us we must spend time studying and understanding what God’s Word says in all areas of life.
Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in prosperity of His servants” And my tongue will speak of your righteousness And of Your praises all the day long.
God Is Pleased when His servants prosper, which means to be safe, happy, joyful, healthy, wealthy and at peace. God truly wants you to prosper in all things.