Prosperity Gospel “Name it & Claim it”

Contentment 

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. (Philippians 4:11, ESV)

Be alert for false Prophets and Teachers

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” 2 Peter 2:1-3 (ESV)

“False teachings and teachers lead people toward disillusion” Ron Moore Also, they teach us “To get rich or die trying” and “Keeping up with the Jones”.

Serving Two Masters Will Cost us

God’s word tells us “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Luke 12:13 (ESV) The bible also says “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Prosperity Gospel teachers promise health, wealth, happy and peaceful life. They use many out of context scriptures and adopt small parts of the sacred Bible messages to falsely present them in ways that will only serve the benefits of their entrepreneur and exalt their self-image, not only that but also they use them to manipulate people, by targeting the poor in spirit and the ones who are struggling financially promising that God will provide and God will only heal if they just strengthen their Faith and donate to support what happens to be called “God’s ministry”. We do not see this present in the Bible anywhere. For Jesus said “13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13 (ESV)

Prosperity Gospel doctrine masks the truth, hiding the true message of the gospel and these teachers do this intentionally and do not care about correcting it. We do live in a sinful world even through strong and well founded Faith we will face hardships, suffer facing tribulation, Jesus said “33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. He never once said this life is going to be simple and relaxing like a walk in the park.. We can confirm this truth by using the many testimonies that Jesus, His disciples and the early Church followers went through.. 

We are commanded to live a Holy life founded on His Word (in this world but not from it) and the fulfilling to His purpose not ours and to write and share “His Life Story” and be His instruments and His hands and feet, not to write our own worldly story. This Holy life must be lived through full obedience living as “Holy followers”, literally the most basic meaning of the word “Holy” is to be “set apart” or “dedicated” to God—to belong to God. The Father said “12 And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people.” Leviticus 26:12 (ESV). This is must be the centerpiece of the Church’s main teaching.

The Whole Armor of God

One must wait and remember that the Father gave us His whole armor for a reason, to fight using the sword (His word) and the other parts of this armor to protect us from the attacks, lies and schemes of the common enemy, satan the ruler of this “cosmos”.

We are called to teach and preach the Bible and make disciples of all nations – “21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,” ACT 14:21 (ESV). We are commanded to know, live and only share His true and Holy words and to GO be productive vassals preparing the way for His second Kingdom not harvesting for our own worldly benefits, rather “Occupy until He comes“. Jesus last commandment on earth to His disciples and us is “18 Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Paul said “20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. We live only for Him and to serve Him as our King and the Lord of our lives, without Him we are nothing, weak and needy (He is in need of NOTHING) with Him we can conquer and overcome this world and have eternal life and have it abundantly. As someone once said “This life is a spiritual battlefield not a playground”.

Our Identity

How we define ourselves dictates our identity, if we believe in our true identity, only then this true identity becomes reflection of the way we live during the ups and downs of this life. We are commanded to worship the Father in Spirit and Truth have faith like children, deny ourselves and carry our cross daily and follow Him. Being rich financially over spiritually does not defile a person the purity of our hearts does -it is always the heart- and our lifestyle or how we live matters much more, do we live to store up and prosper for this life, and to promote this doctrine and justify the Bible of accommodation.

Call to action: Fight the good fight of the faith

11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

 

17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 

The Love of this world over God

“15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17 (ESV)

In conclusion, will we be content

But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 1 Timothy 6:8-16 (ESV)

We live for the purpose of constantly pursuing hard God’s heart, and this is designed by the Father to only build and mold our character. We are already saved by grace through faith, but this faith cant be put to use with the wrong motives in mind and this faith is all what we need to use to live and survive this spiritual warfare not to falsely use it to prosper and store the riches of this world up, instead of investing it back according to His will by expanding God’s kingdom on this earth..trust, whoever has more money is hold to a much higher standards and is under greater obligation before the Father to share these God’s given gifts wisely. This is “Why the Father doesn’t trust many with too much money”.

God’s Given Grace

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

When all the natural fails and all that is left for us is to reach out to the supernatural and seek God’s free gift of Grace; the real challenge becomes then, do we just seek it to capture it, never maintain it, or share it? Or do we need this grace just to get through the current season?

In my opinion, after we reap the benefits of this God’s given grace in our lives, it becomes not a choice to always put it before us whenever dealing with offenders.. “For those Who Love Much Have Been Forgiven Much”. Jesus said that the woman who washed His feet with her tears loved much, and, because of this, she was forgiven much. “Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47 

Sharing is required:

After reaping its benefits, it becomes an obligation to use it, maintain it and to share it with our offenders, even under pressure.. “To whom much is given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48). The main point here, After we are given much of (God’s grace) we become responsible towards glorifying God then we should always apply our brakes first remembering to give much by using this grace while dealing with others’ attacks..

Many are missing the point

It is His free gift of grace the reason why we (everyone of us) still alive, yet today so many are walking dead believing that they hold in their hands the card of entitlement, and they blow through this life acting like they literally own it..Surely, this will only last for a season..

He never forget:

But God our Father always gives many chances, He also forgives much and forsakes a little -in order to build our character up-, but above all else, He never forget..

 

Life In The Sense of Timelessness

Someone once said “God is always in control in what is in control”. Isaiah 45:5-7 (ESV) I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me, that people may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west, that there is none besides me; I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the Lord, who does all these things.”

I am avoiding the state of being negativity bias, nevertheless I believe that the one who has God’s calling his mind won’t stop wandering off seeking and sinking deeper, always in motion, always reviving and revolving around God’s preassigned and anointed designed purpose for Him.

Psalms 8:3-4 (ESV) “Then I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?”

I wonder, if it is truly sinful to live comfortably and safely content at the Home of here and now, but yet still walk through this life constantly fighting the feelings of being sick and tired of “Constantly Feeling Homesick” even much more? Even more so, often cannot help it but to keep on asking myself wondering how far is the distance between the place where we live today and the place we know deep inside our hearts is the true eternal HOME, final destination, last stop and our predestined destination.

HOME, where is it, how does it look like? The thought of how can one lives life without pursing it, living so distant from even trying to know what it means? Failing to prepare for it; rattles me. For without this pursuit; life will be raw, empty void and reality will be lifeless and harsh to bear. Only the true seekers have a real sense of this understanding. It takes very heavy toll to live life alone trying hard to stay standing tall and not to fall, no one to support, no one to walk this journey with, no one to prevent you from getting snatched and tore apart during the heavy storms of this spiritual warfare. Yet life keeps on moving forward, the clock of life still spinning clockwise counting down to our last day on this earth not really adding them up! It is vain to think that life will ever spin counterclockwise..the sky still turning and the earth and its seasons still re-birthing.

I wonder, if we are just a tiny dot inside the magnitude of life, have no control in what is in control in our lives? You can be standing still or you can be constantly on the run, it does not matter, life around you still moving faster than the speed of light and you are required to keep up with it, otherwise according to the values of this secular realm, your self-worth is equal to NOTHING, your wellbeing is irrelevant comparing to the many countless moving parts in this universe.

I wonder, what is it with the loud noisy thunder, and mighty striking lighting? Why is it that they keep on causing destruction to our path, the path to peace and calmness that we spend what feels like eternity to capture, maintain and always fighting to retain.

I wonder, how many more choices do we have to make still? While pressing forward restoring our lives on this earth. Facing the reality that many will choose to instead wander off God’s planned path and walk into the unknown wilderness of the dark side of life and into experiencing life in the sense of timelessness. Arguably, I question this saying that says “Sometimes we have to get lost before we can find ourselves”. But the real challenge becomes after we find ourselves are we willing to come out of this wilderness giving up the past letting go of our package and go into the new journey with a new heart, passion and mindset daring not to live this second chance by being negativity bias, rather daring greatly to pursue hard the Father’s heart.

Continue reading “Life In The Sense of Timelessness”

A NEW ORDER OF LIFE

So What is Salvation? Is it just redemption and forgiveness OR more?
 
“SALVATION IS NOT JUST FORGIVENESS, BUT A NEW ORDER OF LIFE” Dallas Willard
 
We are the Fallen people and we will continue sinning, constantly fighting and doing what our rebellious flesh wants us to do even though we do not want to do it. No one is perfect no one is righteous “Not Even One” but Jesus, we will have to deal with the consequences of our sins but the Lord calls us to a daily life of confession and repentance and constant worship because we are already forgiven..Should we then keep on sinning?
 
“God’s grace is not a license to sin, instead, it is a reason to pursue righteousness (and hard pursue His heart) Bad attitude, thoughtless actions, and unkind speech do not fit who we are as children of light, we are new creatures in Christ, bought for a price and set free to live of His grace” Dr. Charles Stanley
 
Salvation is the beginning of a new order of life based on the foundation of a relationship with our Father not a religion. What Jesus resurrection did is provided us with a new life, a rebirth and more so a new second chance to live in Jesus’s life, even though He died for the full forgiveness of our sins He rose conquering death to bring us this free gift and there is nothing we need to do to earn it for we are already have it by His grace; our past sins are forgiven therefore through our doubtless and constant faith and daily repentance, fighting the good fight and finishing the good race; we can maintain this new order of life from any obstructions.

Worship Him in the Splendor of His Holiness

We Praise His Holy Name & Raise it always, Praying this will awaken broken souls..it always does to me..it sums up the answers to many debates and doubts.. for He always reign..

“1 Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! 

2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 

3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! 

4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. 

5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 

6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 

7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! 

8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! 

9 Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth! 

10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.” 

11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; 

12 let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy 

13 before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.”

Psalm 96

Why did Jesus tell Peter to “Feed My Sheep” in John 21?

Answer: Jesus gave Peter a three-fold command to “feed my sheep” in John 21:15-17. Each time Jesus said, “Feed my sheep,” it was in response to Peter’s three-fold declaration of love for Jesus. The setting was one of the last of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances to His disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus prepared a breakfast of fish and bread for them, and then commissioned Peter with the task of feeding His sheep and tending His lambs.
The three commands, although often translated the same way, are subtly different. 

The first time, Jesus says it, the Greek means literally pasture (tend) the lambs” (v. 15). The Greek word for “pasture” is in the present tense, denoting a continual action of tending, feeding and caring for animals. Believers are referred to as sheep throughout Scripture. “For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care” (Psalm 95:7). Jesus is both our Good Shepherd (John 10:11) and the Door of the sheepfold (John 10:9). By describing His people as lambs, He is emphasizing their nature as immature and vulnerable and in need of tending and care.
The second time, the literal meaning is “tend My sheep” (v. 16). In this exchange, Jesus was emphasizing tending the sheep in a supervisory capacity, not only feeding but ruling over them. This expresses the full scope of pastoral oversight, both in Peter’s future and in all those who would follow him in pastoral ministry. Peter follows Jesus’ example and repeats this same Greek word poimaino in his first pastoral letter to the elders of the churches of Asia Minor: “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers” (1 Peter 5:2).
The third time, the literal translation is “pasture (tend) the sheep” (v. 17). Here Jesus combines the different Greek words to make clear the job of the shepherd of the flock of God. They are to tend, care for, and provide spiritual food for God’s people, from the youngest lambs to the full-grown sheep, in continual action to nourish and care for their souls, bringing them into the fullness of spiritual maturity. The totality of the task set before Peter, and all shepherds, is made clear by Jesus’ three-fold command and the words He chooses.
What is this food with which shepherds are to feed the flock of God? It can be no other than the Word of God. Peter declares that Christians are to desire the pure spiritual milk of the Word so that by it, we can mature in our salvation (1 Peter 2:2). As early as the book of Deuteronomy, we see the Lord describing His Word as food for His people who live not by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from His mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). Jesus reiterates this thought in His temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:4). The importance of the Word of God as food for our souls cannot be over-emphasized.
Clearly, the job of the shepherds of God’s people is to provide them with the pure milk of the Word of God so they can move on to the meat and solid food of the spiritually mature (Hebrews 5:12-14). Pastoral ministry should be primarily one of pastors feeding their people the Word of God. Only then can pastors declare, as Peter did, their love for the Lord Jesus.

God’s Joy 

Father what Your Joy means to me without divining into any mere aspect of one debate of doctorins nor theology.

Father I find my joy by bringing You praise; Lord I pray and I pray, pray and I know that You know and I know what’s in my heart. Break it Lord and then restore it Father to be like Yours. Then give me the strength and courage, wisdom to stand up once again on my feet and You push me to Go raising praising Your name every second of everyday. Then I pray again asking that You may Preserve me Lord for a part from You I have no life, no hope.. in Your Holy presence there always will be fullness and Joy!!

Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

God Does Not Need You

Most people, including professing Christians, have the wrong understanding about the true foundation of our relationship with God the Father.. Wake up!!

God is need of “NOTHING” Not-A-One-Thing! We are perishable being the Father gives us our breath and He who takes it away. Throughout history when people boasted because they “felt” special or mighty; God did not cry or mourn.. instead He said “Who’s Next let’s go”. When we try to take credit for following Him and doing His good deeds, He reminds us that we ought to serve the least of these first…He is the almighty, the I AM that I AM.. the Creator of “ALL”. He is completely self-sufficient and does not depend nor need us or anyone else..He is self-existent One.

Acts 17:24-25

24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

But, since He is “LOVE”; He loves “All” mankind unconditionally regardless of our tribe, race, color, or tongue..We need Him for everything and in all things here on earth as it is in heaven..there is no true life without Him, through unconditional trust and Faith no one can separate us from His Love, His mercy and His grace and can even deny us the right to accept His free gift of salvation.

Romans 8:38-39

8 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God does not need you, He wants you

You can have it “All”

You can have it “All” Lord is easy said than done. Some pray Lord you can have it all..but do they really have the courage to fully surrender and totally submit? 

The early disciples couldn’t comprehend this commitment rather wanted the glory by letting everyone know that they were the disciples of Jesus when things were good and calm but when Jesus asked them to give up everything, fully surrender they said this is too hard who is going to listen nor obey these commands and left Him..but the 12 they said through Peter who else are we to follow?! We know that you’re the Holy One..

Can He have it all, now? I ask myself every second of everyday if I am fit to call myself a true follower who doesn’t follow all the time..truth if it matters!!
#followthetruelife

Disciples

It has been two years since my wife and I have started doing Altar Ministry at our Family Church The Freedom Center and it has been very inspiring, deeply fulfilling and many times heartbreaking and transforming to us more so than the people we minister to, making us closer to the Father, making us wiser, stronger in our Faith and better in knowing who God is and what we are commanded to do ..we are getting re-molded from the inside out in the process.. truth!!

Today, was another amazing and blessed day for my wife and I; as we got to meet Eric he is from Africa very nice person. Eric, was looking for us to encourage him through true prayers sharing the Word of the Father with him asking for Stronger Faith & Doubtless Trust in the Father. Eric still is very concern and hurt for his people back in his home country and wants to make a difference by inviting more people to come and know Jesus. He knows, it all starts with him by strengthen his relationship with the Father first. We prayed together asking for this stronger and deeper Faith and Trust in the Lord, and for better relationship with both fathers, his supernatural heavenly Father and his natural father back home in Africa. Also, we prayed for mercy and blessings for his uncle’s soul who just passed away and for the entire family to find peace and comfort dealing with the feelings of his departure. 

Jacob Albrecht – joined us today, he always is an amazing and inspiring to all of us Thank you! He is a young man who is full of the Holy Spirit; the Lord has a great ministry line up for him, he will be used to change nations. We pray that he will keep on pursuing hard His heart..for the Lord is with him.

We have seen and witnessed testimonies, many answered prayers and profound miracles, through the lives of the people who we have been able to ministry to we are truly blessed to be there to have them share and open their hearts with us, cry with us, laugh and pray with us and worship the Father with us giving Him the highest praises. What a blessing to be all ears to hear, restoring hope and living life together.

This ministry is so honoring and glorifying to the One and only who is worthy “Jesus” which always is in the center and is the reason of it All. For as the Father tells us it is more blessing to give than to receive and life is much more stable and powerful whenever we stand on the ROCK of our everlasting God, our Yahweh who is forever the same, always near asking all of us for much Stronger Faith & Doubtless Trust.

Acts 20:35 (ESV)  “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

The Windy City

Almost 3:00 am here in the Windy City our room on the 37th floor blessed by His grace to sleep much closer tonight to the Father than normal.. you know what I mean!

In awe, full of great reverence while staring at the miles and miles of the beauty of His creations; deeply grasping how much more He the creator even more divinely beautiful.

Still, the sirens are going off every 5 minutes screaming throughout the city, still this city not totally asleep 💤 wondering if it will ever get to be..

God Father I call unto You to hear my prayers 🙏🏻 proclaiming Your mighty name to be victorious over this City..come and have it Your way, come bring Your Rushing Wind to refresh in peace and love ❤️ this Windy City.. pray like Jesus, hope like Jesus for “everyone” without any conditions without any selfish expectations..it is simply the right thing to do..why waste another day..I know the One who gives Freedom and blesses who calls the Wind and calms the seas and moves the mountains..my King and savior, redeemer..Emmanuel my God forever and ever will be in control in who is in control. Amen!

Highest Praise

Was feeling unworthy, unqualified and undeserved, isolated within the walls of my own deep spiritual dryness. Now, I am very blessed to be blessed by the One and only who is worthy of my constant worship, who restored and renewed me – the One who was before Genesis and will be after end of revelation – His name is Jesus.

What a long night last night was; the anticipation and the waiting for the daylight to breakthrough declaring that it is officially Sunday November 27, 2016. The truth is, about 10 years ago I was dechurched running away from facing the undeniable facts that we are created by the creator for the creator’s fellowship, pleasure, worship and most of all to have a Father Children relationship. I was rushing away from my reality drifted and so terrified from facing life itself after all the bad hurts, the deep disappointments, the back stabbing and extreme hardships; I was literally running away from God, but today I know He made me whole and new; and as of the last 4 years I have been running toward Him instead pursuing hard His heart..

Today, I was blessed by His grace and will never be the same, I was forever changed. It was Baptism Sunday at my Family Church The Freedom Center and as part of my ministry credentials requirements I must undergo 6-12 months internship; and must have a Senior Pastor sponsor and mentor me, Pastor Jim Wiegand accepted (the challenge) to be the one who will walk me through this amazing and humble journey. Today, he allowed me to baptize a few people from the congregation and so it was, it is by far like nothing else to have the honor to immerse people and baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. What an honor and awesome privilege to give Him the Highest Praise and to declare not all rather the highest glory for His glory.

So Thankful and overwhelmed for the transformation the Father has made so far in my life, He has chosen someone like me to give Him the highest praise..cover us LORD of hosts and preserve us ever be our God , our Guards and Guide, until we meet.

 
 

Pursuing Hard His Heart 

I CAN’T BELIEVE the price you have paid for me, I can’t believe you choose someone like me, You came and lived among mankind, dead on the cross and paid the price in Full for someone like me.. Destroyed the temple to make me Your temple..All the Glory to You alone..

Then I forgot, How Worthy You are? Instead deviated from what is righteous to pursuing the lifetime cycle of this earthly race.. And forgot Your Holy race and heavenly prize. I took cover and tried to take control (forgot that You’re always in control in what’s in control) and kept pushing and pushing pursing more and more and mistakenly believing that the things from this world are more worthy; Dehumanized my heart and neglected Your identity and mine in the process, lost sight of what my purpose is and what I was created to do. And..Looked around me to find out that we “mankind” keep on Pursing the shadows of this deceptive world from the day we are born into it until we turn 80 years old or older .. (Rather than pursing our everlasting eternity).. And when time comes, we immerse back into what we were made out of  “Dust” and our body will turn from full of life to nothing more than desolated, our Spirit sacredly will  depart its fleshly host to be immersed with the One and only Life leaving behind the house, the cars and all the cash. Then alone we stand in His Holy  presence face to face waiting for Him to say either “Depart from me I never knew you OR Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Preserve me my LORD, apart from You I have No Life; for Your mercy reigns, Only LORD of all the hosts forever, You alone!

The Ancient & Modern “Elite”, But Love?

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Cor. 12:8-9)

So Paul realized that he was spiritually attacked and started losing sight of God’s purpose for him through satan’s deceptions of feeling puffed up “Preeminence” because of his ministry, in the same way the “Elite” Pharisees and Sadducees lived, and satan convinced them to only focus on the knowledge of the Old Testament and perform outwards ceremonies, uphold an elite self-image and strictly enforcing the laws of Moses. To overcome this attack; Paul sought the Father Jesus’ ways of growing and maturing to be complete in more inward ways through deep and constant relationship -with God the Father- proved that he is a faithful follower.

You see after God opened Paul’s heart to know the difference -between being worldly strongly rooted in vs being heavenly strongly led- Paul had to face his boosting, pride and fought satan back; then made a point to warn the Church in Corinth and all of us regards the danger of self boasting about our knowledge of the Word without living it through thick and thin and actively pursuing His eternity.

Yes, we all face strong spiritual times and face weak and dry spiritual ones as well (full of doubts) Therefore, we must be ready to reload, daily equipped to fight the good fight and aim to Finish the race..always be alert for the schemes and deceptions and lies of the common enemy and stay focused on the “Big Prize” the heavenly one, none of us is immuned from facing these spiritual warfares schemes and attacks, let’s continually wear and use His Full Armor as the Father commands..

Paul last words to Timothy “7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course (race), I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7

But “True Faith” is revealed when it is seen in action. Before ascending  Jesus announced that He gave one very simple and profound commandment “Love one another.” But we crave it, we believe that love is one of the main requirement of Jesus’ true followers.

Jesus explained, in John 13:34-36  

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” 36 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later.

Jesus kept it simple. He taught and demonstrated that love is an action Not just in words and body language. As John explains, “Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18).

Staying In Good Shape & Healthy 

Why I try hard to stay in good shape & healthy?!

I try very hard to stay in good shape and healthy based on the motivation that I must be in good shape and healthy to be able to pursue the Father’s heart continually and through Faith I will be able to serve Him and be fruitful worker in His vine by doing His preassigned good works for me toward His peoples and become transformed to be like Him in the process.

I try hard to stay in good shape and healthy to honor and to respect His temple and image and to prepare for His Holy Spirit who is always ready for much deeper indwelling in me.

I try to stay in good shape and healthy so I can stay tuned in and in constant connection with the Father, raising and praising His Holy name “Elohim” which is above all names.

I try to stay in good shape and healthy to keep my heart alive and a true source of the springs of life.. for Jesus says “23 (Above all), watch (guard) over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23

I try hard to stay in good shape and healthy to be able to stay humble and hungry and strong and courageous and never be dismayed; preparing for His second kingdom to come for the Lord says “Yes, I am coming quickly” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. Rev. 22:20

Not Always Smooth Pavent

Broke my heart to see so many of these on the side of the roads. To all who is heavy hearted out there – it is heavy life agree but using all of these fake drugs to hide and mask the pains, hurts and disappointments is not more than an escape to nowhere. 

Physically didn’t feel good running this morning, but spiritually felt good and awakening. Holy Spirit this morning Has showed me that our journey will not always be like running on a smooth pavement, sometimes God commands us to move aside and run on rough gravel and through nasty mud puddles to let danger pass us by, then go back on track much stronger, much matured and steadily prepared to the challenges that lies ahead.

Believe, have Faith rooted in repentance, obey and trust, and walk the talk and do not rust..it is always a choice, isn’t it?

Thank You Jesus.

Be Whole, Be Strong and Courageous 

Men!!!
“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but “YOU” shall be the miracle.” Phillips Brooks – US Episcopal bishop (1835 – 1893)  

Be whole, be strong & courageous for He carried the cross in complete agony, but voluntary died in our behalf. “Nothing” – Absolutely Nothing, is compared to you God. Who always  collects our broken pieces and make us whole once again, who heals our bleeding hearts and cleanse them to make them white as snow once again.

Carry your cross like Jesus did, Be Glories and victories, humble men of honor – men of God like a child honoring his own Father through worshiping, continually without ceasing raising and praising His Holy name by (Spirit & Truth).

For we are so privileged to have been created by Him and for Him; For through this knowledge comes responsibilities and accountability; to live a life sharing the words and fighting the wars for the benefit and the welfare of His upcoming Kingdom-ship..  

How deeply more wonderful can it be, how more humbling will it feel to believe that we are created to be His Sons and daughters and when we love Him supremely, have faith, trust and complete obedience we make our heavenly Father smile and these acts do delight Him so much, even when “We Feel”  He is a million mile away!

Let no one but God defiles you or shortchange you from knowing the true promises in God’s inspired and breathed words (The Holy Bible) by editing and sugarcoating these inspired words to inrich their earthly ministery; rather study, meditate, be inspired and get transformed by the powers of the Holiness of All these breathed words. Let no daylight end without declaring from all of your heart, all of your soul, mind and strength your pure love to Him and others specially he family members of His Faith.

Be Joshua 1:9 
(God repeatedly commanded Joshua by saying ) “Have I not COMMANDED YOU? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

“Do not bring the Word of God down to the level of your ministry (whatever it is), rather be strong and courageous to bring your ministry up to God’s inspired words, which is what we are called to do and what honors and pleases the Father.” – Pastor Crawford Loritts The call to courage

A Follower who does not follow

Why do we ask others to do something we won’t do?

Before we ask others to invite Jesus and His Holy Spirit to be the center of their Households, we ought to apply the same in our own households as a starter, and do it even when no one is watching..

Are you a Christian Consumer or Christian Multiplier? Christ gave us the free gift of salvation by walking across the path from life to death and back. Then He granted us the Mighty Power of the Holy Spirit through His love to guide, teach and protect us, while we are building His Kingdom (occupy until He comes) descending once again to claim His second and eternal kingdom.

Access to the Father (Fatherhood, love, mercy, blessings, Kingship and spending many days in deep talks..) After this pure ultimate sacrifice, we have been able to stay connected to Him and stay in His presence all the time not just once a year and only through the highest priests while behind closed doors (Holy of Holies) and we don’t need anymore burnt offerings by shedding a blood of an animal sacrifice to have access to Him.

Because of this free gift which He himself paid in full in our behalf; we are called to be His stewards, servants, we are called to proclaim The Father Jesus Christ as our Lord and teach His Good News “CLEARLY” to all nations.

True Godly leaders, have naked, undivided, unshaken, burning feelings, are humble concerning the spiritual welfare of Christians everywhere. Earnestly and constantly praying while heartbroken, longing for all Christians and Non Christians to understand God’s will and purpose for their lives and to live in a way that will only honor and please the Father, then at the end be among the reapers of His great harvest.

We are obligated and must be unashamed (like Paul was) to support the existence and the continuation efforts to the healthy growth of the Christian revival movement, but most importantly we are also called to nourish our local and global church. The church is a great source to build saints and evangelists who are not only to be complete in Christ, but also are well equipped with the full armor and empowerment of the Holy Spirit to Go and fulfill Jesus’s great commission. Remember He is alive and we do worship a God who is alive who defeated death; We are called by design to be no less than authentic children of Light not by any means children of the dark.

We must be true followers who follow while filled up with zeal to follow and die to ourselves daily before preaching and teaching the Word, be true revival ambassadors to Jesus’s ministry, humble and hungry for reaching every tribe, every tongue, every race in every corner of this sinful and broken world.

Is your heart in pieces, or is it just overwhelmed can’t see beyond the fog ahead. What’s your calling, are you applying God’s ways or satan ways? For the day of judgement is no hidden secret, rather it is very inevitable and surely is set to come..

It is grace

During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what belief, if any, was unique to Christianity. 
They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods appearing in human form. Resurrection? Again, other religions had accounts of return from death. 
This debate went on for some time until C.S. Lewis wandered into the room. “What’s the rumpus about?” 
he asked, and heard in reply that his colleagues were discussing Christianity’s unique contribution among world religions. Lewis responded, “Oh, that’s easy. It’s grace” (Yancey 1997, 11).

Salvation: Describes how God takes guilty sinners and declares them righteous because of what Jesus has done for them. 
Grace: Is God’s unmerited favor toward us because we are in Christ. Completely apart from anything we do to try merit it, God gives salvation as a gift to those who receive it by faith
Ephesians 2:5-9 (NASB)
“5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together [b]with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Paul wrote this to remind the Christians in Ephesus of the salvation they already had in Christ. In fact, as the tense of the Greek verb used here indicates, they were written to remind believers of how to (stay saved). That salvation was being sustained by grace. 
Salvation is God’s free gift which was given to us (by grace) through Faith, not by works, from beginning to end.
So when someone asks us what is so special about Christianity – the answer is 
“It is God’s grace”.