The LORD takes care of his own

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I wasn’t expecting it until it happened and when it did, I was in a bit of shock. A couple months back  a co-worker had asked if I would return a key back to the boss’ office, thinking nothing of it, the next time I had gone on my security round I went on  ahead and dropped off the key.

As I placed the key on the desk, I happened to notice that there was a work schedule on the desk. the company was going through a transition and I had heard in the past couple of weeks what I believe was from the Holy Spirit “You are staying” so, when I looked down at the schedule i was kind of in a shock, when I noticed that my name was not on this list, I couldn’t believe it. I finished my patrol but, went back to the office to confirm what I had just read and sure enough I was not on this list, here I was the  most senior of all the staff working and by the looks of it, might be going elsewhere. I pondered it in my brain, that maybe the LORD had something better for me somewhere else, and then those words kept coming back “you are staying here”then there was that thought also, that the LORD had placed me there several years ago, why would he move me, I prayed about it and asked my church to pray for me also, it was going to be a couple of months before I would finally find out the true answer. that’s a long wait if you think about it. The final week of the month had arrived, I wondered what would happen,

Each day i would wonder if today was the day that I would receive that call, “Don’t bother coming into work today, or we want you to report to this address, that call never came. As I returned to work the middle of the week, I was told, that one of my co-workers had been asked if he would like to take a job down the street, he had worked there before and it was more money for him so, he had accepted the job. I am not saying it was not easy waiting on the LORD, I believe the LORD was trying to teach me how to be patient. as it says in the book of proverbs 3:5-6,

5Trust in the lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

God gets the Glory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Putting God First. Jesus Leads we follow, not the other way around. God Bless.

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Prayer

Last evening, when I got home, I checked on my computer. I had let it run while I was at work to do a complete computer recovery.  What this is Basically you are reinstalling the Operating system on the computer, like when you first buy a computer, some might call this a Factory Reset.

i was hoping for the best, Before I left I was having some issues, However, after restarting the computer, it seems the computer wasn’t working correctly, at all. So,  after speaking with a tech from DELL over the phone, it was decided that I should contact another department which wasn’t open until Monday. i unplugged the Ethernet plug from the computer, and had tried to get the computer to start.  I could only  get it to run  in  Safe Mode,
Safe Mode  is used when   you have a virus on your computer, in normal mode the virus is active, however in Safe Mode, the virus becomes inactive so it can be removed. Safe mode is also used in other circumstances, that I will not go into at the moment.

This is done by restarting the computer, then holding down the F-8 key,  then choosing the Safe Mode with Networking.

This Allows you to get access to the internet should you need to update the anti-virus program on your computer.

I woke up the next day feeling so depressed thinking about the computer. if it had worked I intended to watch Skip Heitzig, on Hischannel.com but, since I couldn’t I would probably end up watching it on my small Apple computer, instead of the large screen.

I believe the Holy Spirit was trying to get me, to pray about the situation, but, my thinking at the time was what could God do. I believe  we all get this way, when the Flesh part of us wants to take over. At the time I  felt like God was distant on solving this situation, I guess I was having a lack of faith because of the situation, I just wanted it to work.

That afternoon, I started praying explaining my situation, to God how the computer was not working and how I would have to wait until Monday to speak with someone at DELL, I confessed to the LORD, that I had to remember that this computer is only a machine. After finishing my prayer,  I went into the other room and decided to switch on the computer. I made sure to try the computer  in safe mode and see what could be done.

What I  hadn’t expected to see was the words that I could  “reinstall windows,  by restarting the computer, however not in Safe Mode, I quickly removed the plug from the speakers, the HDMI Cord and the USB for the Printer, and restarted the computer. After awhile the computer was running like normal as when I first opened the box. I guess I just had to have a little faith, like it says in the bible.

In the book of Luke chapter 17 starting at verse 6 it says The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it would obey you!

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

 

Thank you God, thank you  Jesus.

God Gets the Glory!!!!!

Hebrews 10

Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All
The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship. If they could have provided perfect cleansing, the sacrifices would have stopped, for the worshipers would have been purified once for all time, and their feelings of guilt would have disappeared.
But instead, those sacrifices actually reminded them of their sins year after year. For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. That is why, when Christ  came into the world, he said to God,
“You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings.
But you have given me a body to offer.
You were not pleased with burnt offerings
or other offerings for sin.
Then I said, ‘Look, I have come to do your will, O God—
as is written about me in the Scriptures.’”
First, Christ said, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings or burnt offerings or other offerings for sin, nor were you pleased with them” (though they are required by the law of Moses). Then he said, “Look, I have come to do your will.” He cancels the first covenant in order to put the second into effect. 10For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.
11 Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. 12 But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 13 There he waits until his enemies are humbled and made a footstool under his feet. 14 For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.
15And the Holy Spirit also testifies that this is so. For he says,
16“This is the new covenant I will make
with my people on that day,  says the lord:
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”
17 Then he says,
“I will never again remember
their sins and lawless deeds.”
18 And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices.
A Call to Persevere
19 And so, dear brothers and sisters,  we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20 By his death,  Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21 And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
26 Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins. 27 There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies. 28 For anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God, and have treated the blood of the covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained the Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us. 30 For we know the one who said,
“I will take revenge.
I will pay them back.”
He also said,
“The lord will judge his own people.”
31 It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32 Think back on those early days when you first learned about Christ.  Remember how you remained faithful even though it meant terrible suffering. 33 Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were beaten, and sometimes you helped others who were suffering the same things. 34 You suffered along with those who were thrown into jail, and when all you owned was taken from you, you accepted it with joy. You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever.
35 So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
37“For in just a little while,
the Coming One will come and not delay.
38 And my righteous ones will live by faith.
But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”
39 But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.

Superiority of the Gospel

Today, we are in the book of Galatians, chapter 3:

As I read the chapters below, the Holy Spirit spoke to me, I  have in the past done these same things, always trying to do this on my own, trying to do by my own human efforts and nothing was working, and I couldn’t figure out why.

 

In the past, i was really having some time with sexual sin, it wasn’t until, I went to the altar, that the Lord removed it from my life, this whole chapter just speaks to me and maybe, it will speak to you also. For months I was  always wondering why the Holy Spirit would have me either around this chapter or why I would come across this chapter time after time.   Now,  I know why.

 

Just like it says in the book of Zechariah 4:6

6Then he said to me, “This is what the lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the lord of Heaven’s Armies.

Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of his death on the cross. Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ. How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Have you experienced  so much for nothing? Surely it was not in vain, was it?

I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ.

In the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”  The real children of Abraham, then, are those who put their faith in God.
What’s more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would declare the Gentiles to be righteous because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, “All nations will be blessed through you.”  So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith.
10 But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”  11 So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”  12 This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, “It is through obeying the law that a person has life.”

13 But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”  14 Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised  Holy Spirit through faith.

The Law and God’s Promise

15 Dear brothers and sisters,  here’s an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case. 16 God gave the promises to Abraham and his child.  And notice that the Scripture doesn’t say “to his children, ” as if it meant many descendants. Rather, it says “to his child”—and that, of course, means Christ. 17 This is what I am trying to say: The agreement God made with Abraham could not be canceled 430 years later when God gave the law to Moses. God would be breaking his promise. 18 For if the inheritance could be received by keeping the law, then it would not be the result of accepting God’s promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham as a promise.
19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people. 20 Now a mediator is helpful if more than one party must reach an agreement. But God, who is one, did not use a mediator when he gave his promise to Abraham.

21 Is there a conflict, then, between God’s law and God’s promises? Absolutely not! If the law could give us new life, we could be made right with God by obeying it. 22 But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ.

God’s Children through Faith

23 Before the way of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law. We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the way of faith was revealed.
24 Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. 25 And now that the way of faith has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian.
26 For you are all children  of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.  28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile,  slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children  of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you. 

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

God Gets the Glory!!!!

Putting God First!!!!

The Banquet

 

 

The Lord I believe spoke to me, awhile back, telling me not to worry about those that refuse to go  to the banquet for there are others out there that wish to go , I wasn’t sure what he meant by this so, I looked it up  on the internet and I hound this in the book of Matthew 23: 1-4. I believe the Lord was trying to tell me to move on to others that maybe more interested!

I have been quite concerned of a  family member giving them these bible tracts and still they didn’t  seem to respond but, in retrospect I have to remember it took me a long time  before,  I accepted Jesus Christ, I guess we have to be patient,

 in 1st Corinthians 3:6 it says
 I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.

The parable that I believe the Lord was speaking of was from the book of Matthew 22: 1-4

Jesus also told them other parables. He said, 2“The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. But they all refused to come!

4“So he sent other servants to tell them, ‘The feast has been prepared. The bulls and fattened cattle have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the banquet!’ 5But the guests he had invited ignored them and went their own way, one to his farm, another to his business. Others seized his messengers and insulted them and killed them.

 

I know my interpretation maybe a little different from what I have read in earlier commentaries but, as I read it seems to make sense.

Putting God first!!!! Merry Christmas!!! God Bless!!!

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

 

Where God Gets the Glory!!!!

inward man is being renewed day by day.

So, one evening I was reading this verse on a set of bible verse cards I had made for myself, it was the NKJV, version.  I must have read this a few times, but, the Holy Spirit, pointed out something to me, on this particular day  it was like someone had switched on a light, and I learned we have an inner man, so I began to listen to a series from Chuck Missler, called the Bible in 24 hours, I was getting so tired of the flesh always winning and I figured it was the fastest way to get my spirit man stronger.

The verse is from the 2nd book of Corinthians, Chapter 4:16

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

“Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

God gets the Glory!!!!

I believe we should all strengthen our inner man and so the flesh or old man will become weaker. God bless.

 

 

Persecuted Family

Last evening I was listening to James Kennedy.  I believe the Holy Spirit was working on my heart, as James mentions about the Christians that are being persecuted throughout the world, I began to research, and found just how horrible this really was and found a few websites that I could support. I will post them below along with the sermon from James Kennedy called “Teach us to Pray”.

open-doors

https://www.opendoorsusa.org/

 

the-voice-of-the-martyrs

 

https://www.persecution.com/

 

kennedy-classics

http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/kennedy-classics/listen//lord-teach-us-to-pray-562428.html

God gets the Glory!!!  Putting God First!!!