The Stone Rolled Away!


Hello Everybody! Happy Resurrection Sunday! He is Risen! 😀

I have missed blogging for a while. Honestly, the past few weeks have been challenging for me. I’ve been wanting to write but have been finding it really hard to for several reasons. It’s been insanely busy at work for me and I’ve had some ups and downs and I think the stress has affected me on an emotional and spiritual level that I battled many moments of depression, and moments where I felt high just dropped to serious lows. I also haven’t been sleeping all that well either with nightmares just piling up on me on top of all the stuff I’ve had to do. I’ve been drowning with negative thoughts and I know that what I’m facing is spiritual warfare and that I’m having mind battles with work and my ministry. I think only worship music gives me peace at such difficult times so I saturate my soul in worship.


Sometimes I wonder if I’m on the right track at all, but I know that this forces me to stay truly reliant towards God when I feel weak, tired and beat up with negative thoughts and emotions. I’m smiling on the outside but screaming on the inside. I call this battle fatigue. Sometimes, the strength one can only muster is increasing their faith in the One who can handle all these issues by casting your burdens unto the Lord. I feel like that is the only thing I can do to keep moving forward. I appreciate any prayers of intercession on my behalf and thank you all in advance, everybody 🙂 .


Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

My favourite scripture that keeps me moving forward is from Philippians 3:13-14 – 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.


God is still amazing to me and that’s why I have to trust Him more. On a positive note, I went and watched Batman vs Superman this weekend because I’m a superheros fan growing up reading DC/Marvel comics since I was in my diapers (ok I’m exaggerating here) but the movie was all out awesome! 😀 I thought I would be disappointed, but it was off the hook. I totally recommend y’all to watch it if you’re a fan like myself. 😀


So the movie got me thinking, people love the concept of a “Saviour” that saves people from evil and in this movie you have 3 characters that have the “Saviour” characteristics intertwined in their identity which are Batman, Superman and the introduction to the lovely Wonder Woman. *woot woot* 😀


Why do people love the concept of a Saviour? Although I love these superhero characters, they all have weaknesses. I won’t add spoilers to this blog post so do not worry, but what I will say is that Superman’s weakness is Kryptonite and Batman is a mortal that can die. They may have supernatural strength and abilities to do the impossible, but the truth is, they can all die. This brings me to my next point that I shared with the members in my church today; as amazing as these imaginary superheros are at playing the “Saviour” for mankind, they can all die. They cannot defeat death. They maybe able to evade it masterfully at times, but they cannot defeat death itself. They fight many super villains, but they still cannot conquer Death.


There is Good news though everybody! We serve a Saviour that defeated Death and His name is Jesus Christ. 🙂


resurrection-of-jesus_christ_.jpgJesus shows us that through His resurrection, that not even a stone can keep Him from rising up on the third day. The grave Stone rolled away shows us that death is symbolic of every situation, limitation, challenge that you face in your life. Certain dreams that you may have had are probably still buried inside of you due to discouragement, trauma, disappointment etc, but God is saying today, that: “Look at my Son, He can roll away every limitation, every disappointment, every discouragement, every dead dream or any dead thing that is in your life and resurrect it back to life with His power.”


The only thing you need to do is BELIEVE. 


John 3:16 [Full Chapter]

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

I can tell you that I have struggled to believe God in certain areas in my life and in some cases I still continue to struggle with those areas, but this revelation about the stone rolling away gave me hope to believe that those things that I’ve buried in my heart can resurrect and be brought back to life. Some of you may have many dormant dreams that have yet to be realized, but allow God to roll away the stone of discouragement, the stone that tries to keep all these promises that He has for you locked away in your heart from becoming a reality. Ask God to roll away this stone that is operating in your life from allowing a dream to become a true reality.


When Jesus was buried, many people thought that that was the end. Mary and Martha who were followers were discouraged to see the grave empty, but that was the true Victory of Jesus. Death had lost its power of all God’s people. Death had lost its sting.


“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”


So my encouragement to you who is reading is that Resurrection is not just about the fact that Jesus rose from the dead, but that He lives inside of you and you now know that the power that works inside of you is able to resurrect dead things back to life. You can now operate with unlimited potential and power to make any dream become a reality. Jesus is saying, that “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” This Way, this Truth and this Life is inside of you so you have everything you need to roll away any stone of limitation in your life to make what seemed impossible to become possible, Amen! 🙂


Jesus’ Resurrection is about making the impossible possible for all mankind. No Superhero has that power except Jesus Christ. That’s why we must give God the highest praise. He is an awesome God! 😀


Here is a song by Elevation Worship called Resurrecting.  I pray that it blesses your spirit today. God bless you everybody. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer for 2016 – The Year of Divine Restoration and Order


Hello everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I’ve decided to write up a prayer for the New Year of 2016 so that we start it off right. I was praying and this is the message that I was revealed to which I want to share with you all.


This year is a year where there will be Divine Restoration and Order. This means we have to do something right in order for these things to take place. WORSHIP will have a huge part to play this year. Whatever you put first in your life is based on what you worship. Restoration will only come if your worship is in the right place. If what you worship isn’t God-centered, then something in your life is out of order. This means you have to seriously think about setting yourself apart for what God wants to do in your life. You have to pursue HIM FIRST in ALL THINGS! You have to decide for yourself to be sanctified. When you make this decision, you will start to see things being restored in your life this year. All those things that were missing and broken, God will start to divinely restore these things once you place HIM FIRST this year. I know personally that I’m going to do a 21 Day Fast to get this year started right. I totally recommend for all of you to participate, however, this is a personal decision you have to make of your own. How you begin this year is how you will want to end it. I want to begin the Year with God and end it with God. There is so much that I require from Him so I don’t know about you, but I know I need more of God in my life more than ever before.  Never stop pursuing him no matter where you find yourself. Let me just say that your past mistakes mean nothing at this point…you can start afresh by fixing your eyes on Jesus. Your mistakes are not so powerful enough to take you away from the love of God. So seek Him diligently this year. is my prayer for you and for myself. God’s hand is extended to all those who choose Him first in this Year so make it a point to refocus your focus off of your distractions and move closer to God this year. He is saying “I WILL BE YOUR GOD AND YOU WILL BE MY PEOPLE” (Leviticus 26:12Jeremiah 32:38Ezekiel 11:20Ezekiel 14:11Ezekiel 37:23Ezekiel 37:27).  Righteousness will be RESTORED.


4552329_origMy prayer is going to be a little different this year but I will start it the same. The focus of the prayer will come from 2 Chronicles 29:3-19 where Hezekiah cleanses the Temple:

In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of the Lord and repaired them. Then he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them in the East Square, and said to them: “Hear me, Levites! Now sanctify yourselves, sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry out the rubbish from the holy place. For our fathers have trespassed and done evil in the eyes of the Lord our God; they have forsaken Him, have turned their faces away from the dwelling place of the Lord, and turned their backs on Him. They have also shut up the doors of the vestibule, put out the lamps, and have not burned incense or offered burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel. Therefore the wrath of theLord fell upon Judah and Jerusalem, and He has given them up to trouble, to desolation, and to jeering, as you see with your eyes. For indeed, because of this our fathers have fallen by the sword; and our sons, our daughters, and our wives are in captivity.

10 “Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with the Lord God of Israel, that His fierce wrath may turn away from us. 11 My sons, do not be negligent now, for the Lord has chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him, and that you should minister to Him and burn incense.”

12 Then these Levites arose: Mahath the son of Amasai and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah and Eden the son of Joah; 13 of the sons of Elizaphan, Shimri and Jeiel; of the sons of Asaph, Zechariah and Mattaniah; 14 of the sons of Heman, Jehiel and Shimei; and of the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel.

15 And they gathered their brethren, sanctified themselves, and went according to the commandment of the king, at the words of the Lord, to cleanse the house of the Lord. 16 Then the priests went into the inner part of the house of the Lord to cleanse it, and brought out all the debris that they found in the temple of the Lord to the court of the house of the Lord. And the Levites took it out and carried it to the Brook Kidron.

17 Now they began to sanctify on the first day of the first month, and on the eighth day of the month they came to the vestibule of the Lord. So they sanctified the house of the Lord in eight days, and on the sixteenth day of the first month they finished.

18 Then they went in to King Hezekiah and said, “We have cleansed all the house of the Lord, the altar of burnt offerings with all its articles, and the table of the showbread with all its articles. 19 Moreover all the articles which King Ahaz in his reign had cast aside in his transgression we have prepared and sanctified; and there they are, before the altar of the Lord.”


When you read these verses, think of yourself as the temple that needs to be cleansed…this is what you must do for yourself in order for God to start working His Divine Restoration and Order in your life, AMEN.

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Father God,

I lift up my family, my blogger friends, my real friends and others serving faithfully in Your Name to the throne of God.

For the Year 2016, cover us all under the Blood of Jesus (1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 5:6;Revelation 1:5).

Walk with all of us like a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night (Exodus 13:21), Cover us with the full armor of God  as it says in your Word:

Ephesians 6: 10-20

The Whole Armor of Godrighteousness-restored

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

May this year be the year of DIVINE RESTORATION AND ORDER. May your people who turned their backs to you in 2015  turn themselves around to face you again this year as they set down their pride and arrogance to humble themselves and put away the rubbish as described in the temple that King Hezekiah sought to be cleansed in the book of 2 Chronicles 29. May your people come to sanctify themselves towards the heart of the father so that they may be vessels of honor before God who will be equipped for every good work as it says in:


2 Timothy 3:16-17 [Full Chapter]

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.


The Lord will bring Restoration and Order to all those that Reverentially Fear Him. He will return to His people that which was stolen, broken, taken and destroyed and will give you beauty from all the ashes of what was passed. He will redeem you and make you strong in the Year 2016 and you will reclaim all with strength that you find in the Lord.  The restoration He brings will be mighty to those who have chosen to become vessels of Honor for the Lord as it says in:

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.

righteousnessbyfaithYou will run and will not be weary, you shall not faint because you are strong in the Lord and in the power of His Might (Ephesians 6:10).  Though you may face trials, your victory is assured when you put your Trust in your Redeemer for our Redeemer is strong, The Lord of Hosts is His name (Jeremiah 50:34)  For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him (2 Chronicles 16:9In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge (Proverbs 14:26).


Therefore this is what the people of God will do this year as it says in:

Zechariah 10 (NKJV)

10 Ask the Lord for rain
In the time of the latter rain.[a]
The Lord will makeFLASHING clouds;
He will give them showers of rain,
Grass in the field for everyone.

For the idols[b] speak delusion;0d601c5e863ac8e0a4340bc892cb1d89
The diviners envision lies,
And tell false dreams;
They comfort in vain.
Therefore the people wend their way like sheep;
They are in trouble because there is no shepherd.

“My anger is kindled against the shepherds,
And I will punish the goatherds.
For the Lord of hosts will visit His flock,
The house of Judah,
And will make them as His royal horse in the battle.
From him comes the cornerstone,
From him the tent peg,
From him the battle bow,
From him every ruler[c] together.
They shall be like mighty men,
Who tread down their enemies
In the mire of the streets in the battle.
They shall fight because the Lord is with them,
And the riders on horses shall be put to shame.

6 “I will strengthen the house of Judah,
And I will save the house of Joseph.
I will bring them back,
Because I have mercy on them.
They shall be as though I had not cast them aside;
For I am the Lord their God,
And I will hear them.
Those of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man,
And their heart shall rejoice as if with wine.
Yes, their children shall see it and be glad;
Their heart shall rejoice in the Lord.
I will whistle for them and gather them,
For I will redeem them;
And they shall increase as they once increased.

“I will sow them among the peoples,
And they shall remember Me in far countries;
They shall live, together with their children,
And they shall return.
10 I will also bring them back from the land of Egypt,
And gather them from Assyria.
I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon,
Until no more room is found for them.
11 He shall pass through the sea with affliction,
And strike the waves of the sea:
All the depths of the River[d] shall dry up.
Then the pride of Assyria shall be brought down,
And the scepter of Egypt shall depart.

12 “So I will strengthen them in the Lord,
And they shall walk up and down in His name,”
Says the Lord.


And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

We ask for all this in Jesus precious and Holy Name we pray, Amen. 

God Bless you everybody. 🙂

Prayer for 2014 – The Year of Great Awakening


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Father God,

I lift up my family, my blogger friends, my real friends and others serving faithfully in Your Name to the throne of God.

For the Year 2014, cover us all under the Blood of Jesus (1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 5:6; Revelation 1:5).

Walk with all of us like a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night (Exodus 13:21), Cover us with the full armor of God  as it says in your Word:

Ephesians 6: 10-20

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

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Father God it is time for the Year of the “Great Awakening” of God’s people to rise up as Judges of Righteousness being restored. This Year will be a year of answered prayers and many suddenlies. What took years to happen will happen in a matter of days, hours, minutes and seconds. It says in your Word that “the Just shall live by Faith” (Habakkuk 2:2Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:26) for we are justified by the Faith that we have in You.

Romans 1:17

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
 
Hebrews 10:38

Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
 

I pray oh Lord that you will increase us with both wisdom and understanding and give us the tongue of the learned to spread the message of the Gospel in the Year 2014 as it says in  your Word:

Isaiah 50:4-5(NKJV)

The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.

This year is a year where many Houses of Prayer (Churches) will be established and built for Jesus is THE BRANCH and we are His Branches. Those that commit to the building of God’s people through the power of prayer and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit will be blessed in their comings, and in their goings, in the city and in the fields for those that keep the Word of the Lord from departing from their mouths for the Lord says:

1 Kings 6:12

Concerning this temple which you are building, if you walk in My statutes, execute My judgments, keep all My commandments, and walk in them, then I will perform My word with you, which I spoke to your father David.

Ezra 3:10-11(NKJV)

10 When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests stood[a] in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord, according to the ordinance of David king of Israel. 11 And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord:

“For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.”[b]

Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

The Lord will ignite spiritual giftings in the people of God that have laid dormant all this while for we shall be a people filled with the fire of Holy Spirit who will do mighty exploits to advance the message of the Kingdom from sea to sea from the North and to the South and from the East and to the West. For whatever the Lord has put together, let no man put it asunder (Mark 10:9).

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Zechariah 6:12-13 (NKJV)

12 Then speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, saying:

“Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH!
From His place He shall branch out,
And He shall build the temple of the Lord;
13 Yes, He shall build the temple of the Lord.
He shall bear the glory,
And shall sit and rule on His throne;
So He shall be a priest on His throne,
And the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”’

The Lord Jesus who is the Chief Cornerstone will establish a Holy Church through His People and spring forth Judges who shall tear down the workers of iniquity for the time has come for righteousness to be restored.  The apostates shall be judged this year for they are the sons of destruction.

Ephesians 2:19-22 (NKJV)

Christ Our Cornerstone

19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Isaiah 55:11

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
 

Everything will be done in divine perfection to God’s Will and perfect timing and for those who have struggled, you will receive double for your trouble and double the perfection of God’s will for your life this year. Trust Him and Draw Near to God and He will Draw near to You.

James 4:8
Draw near to God and He will draw nearto you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

God will crush the works of the enemy in your life and you shall be victorious and shall sing songs of DELIVERANCE for His Name sake and Give Glory due His name to Him who sits on the throne (Psalm 32:6-8). This will be a year where Righteous Judges will rise up and those who practice evil shall be exposed. God’s Will will be established as His Word will not return Void.

 

Jude 1:16-25(NKJV)

Apostates Predicted

16 These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. 17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: 18 how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. 19 These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.

Maintain Your Life with God

20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction;[a] 23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire,[b] hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

Glory to God

24 Now to Him who is able to keep you[c] from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
25 To God our Savior,[d]
Who alone is wise,[e]
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,[f]
Both now and forever.
Amen.

Previous Prayers:

Prayer for 2013 – “I Will Expand Your Borders”

Prayer for 2012 – The Voice that cries out in the Wilderness

 

Catch Me Lord for there’s Nobody Greater than You


Hi Everybody!

Hope you are having an amazing weekend! Today I have a song that’s by Mary Mary called Catch Me and another song called  Nobody Greater by VaShawn. They are such an inspirational songs. They talk about how we can sometimes fall and fail but God is always there to Catch us when we fall because our God is a great forgiving God. Just like the Prodigal son was restored in the hands of his father after spending his inheritance in a life filled with foolish pleasures, he came back with a repentant heart not expecting forgiveness for his foolishness and still his father loved him and welcomed him home with open arms loving him and forgiving him even if it was undeserving. God’s love for us is the same way as this father and it is that amazing. He loves us even when we make dumb mistakes or fail to walk in His will by choosing to do things “our way or the highway” in our arrogance. God’s ways are not our ways and despite that, He is still willing to forgive us when we come back realizing that we truly need our Father’s love and guidance as he teaches us how we truly need to walk in His will so that we fulfill the call in our lives.

So today think about restoring your relationship back to the heart of the Father and seek forgiveness in areas that you have failed to please Him. God is merciful because His love and mercy endures forever (Psalm 136:3Psalm 136:2) and His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-24). Allow God to catch you and embrace you back into His bosom as you seek God’s face to forgive you of your past mistakes and failures. We are all the works of God’s hands being perfected to do His will. Seek His will for your life today because there’s nobody Greater than our God, AMEN! Praise and worship Him today as you think about His Goodness in your life. Praise is your weapon and it is also your love song to sing to the Lord with thanksgiving so that blessings rain in your life, Amen. Worship Him today and everyday as you rejoice in God’s Forgiving Power in your life, AMEN! God bless you everybody and have a fantastic weekend!

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Scriptures to Meditate

1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:41
and with them Heman and Jeduthun and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His mercy endures forever;

2 Chronicles 5:12-14

12 and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets— 13 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:

For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever,[a]

that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 7:3
When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever.”

2 Chronicles 7:6
And the priests attended to their services; the Levites also with instruments of the music of the LORD, which King David had made to praise the LORD, saying, “For His mercy endures forever,” whenever David offered praise by their ministry. The priests sounded trumpets opposite them, while all Israel stood.

2 Chronicles 20:21
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”

Ezra 3:11
And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.” Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 118:4
Let those who fear the LORD now say, “His mercy endures forever.

Jeremiah 33:11
the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: “Praise the LORD of hosts, For the LORD is good, For His mercy endures forever”— and of those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the LORD.

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Regrets


Hi Everybody,

Happy FRIDAY! Wow it’s already the third day of Summer and as you noticed I reblogged my summer survival kit for all those who need a few pointers to survive the heat. Keep cool and drink lots and lots of water. Don’t regret anything.

 Todays devotional is about regrets. I know that I’ve done many things I regret but at the same time I have learned that it is more important to consider what I should have done differently had I a chance to turn things around. We shouldn’t mill around in self-pity when God can turn what was meant for evil for good when we choose to lean on His divine wisdom to get out of this mess. One thing we should never do is end up being in denial of the mess we make. It’s not a good thing to be in-denial of our own problems because that’s an area of pride that refuses to take responsibility for actions. I agree that some things are beyond our control and some things are based on irresponsible decisions that we make, but despite all of this we have the Holy Spirit in us to develop self-control. When we take ownership for our actions it is easier to reconcile with the Father when we come to Him with a contrite spirit that seeks forgiveness and assistance to set things back on course. Offence can derail us and self-condemnation arrests us, so it is important to seek God and repent of any area of weakness, failures and mistakes with honesty and with humility. 

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

Psalm 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise

Isaiah 57:15
For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

God is so good in that even though we make many mistakes, He is still willing to work with us when we humble ourselves and recognize that “Oops…I made a mess of things. Please help me” because His love endures forever (Psalm 136 ). Ask for God’s help today and you’ll see turn arounds when you yield to His infinite wisdom. I know that for me some mistakes can’t be easily repaired overnight and somethings take time to heal but with whatever is impossible with us, with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). It is true that some things may end up as wounds, but God is able to heal the deepest crevices of our hearts even when they are broken. So today, Lean on God’s Love and ask Him for a divine turn around in your situation. God loves it when we ask Him for His help because He comes to us with open arms just like the father that greeted his prodigal son that sqwandered his inheritance and came back seeking his fathers forgiveness. In the same way, Let God greet you with Open arms as you return to Him in HUMILITY.He will robe you in His righteousness as you seek to connect with him and remain in right standing together with the Lord as your covering. May this video bless you Everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Genesis 50:20
But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

Job 42:10 (NKJV)

10 And the Lord restored Job’s losses[a] when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Luke 15:10-32 (NKJV)

10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

The Parable of the Lost Son

1Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. 14 But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. 15 Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.

17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19 and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”’

20 “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring[a] out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; 24 for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.

25 “Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.’

28 “But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. 29 So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’

31 “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. 32 It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’”

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EX-Porn Star Danielle’s Story: How I Got out of the Porn Industry


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Again, I’m putting another disclaimer for this post. It’s quite heavy and yet mind-blowing. It is definitely for an 18+ audience with graphic details so please watch at your discretion. It is mature subject matter and yet I feel for those that struggle with watching Porn, this video testimony might enlighten you, for those that know of anyone thinking of going into this industry or are in it, know that you can get out of it and that you don’t have to stay there, whether you’re a guy or girl.

Danielle William’s Story

When I first watched Danielle’s story, I was heart-broken and yet sobered up by the realities of other peoples struggles. Her testimony sheds light on how women see themselves, what addictions are and how such places as the Porn industry work to ruin lives of those who watch it and also those engaged in the industry. The Devil is real people. What I found interesting in her testimony is how many people who participated in watching porn were also the very same who would pay to have porn-stars like Danielle and or prostitutes as their personal escort were also “Christian” men in the Church. Now, I know we have a lot of people in the world who struggle with Porn, but we can’t act like it’s not in our back yard. What I also love about her testimony is that she explains how she still felt she was a Christian even though she wasn’t living up to the standards of her beliefs. God revealed to her the truth of what she was living through and how “Money” played a big role in her continuing to be a Porn Star. Money became her God and this led her to be trapped for a time in this dangerous and risky business. She explains the role that STD’s and AIDS plays out in the industry and she also explains how much women make versus what men make in the industry.

Watch her video

After watching it, I thought to myself that Pornography is definitely the devil’s play ground. Although I was exposed to it at the age of 5, I felt that the pictures were rather degrading and evil. Women are not creatures with insatiable desires as these pictures depict and it is no wonder why some young ladies dress up scantily clad trying to imitate these pictures just to get a guy to “notice” them. Their self image in these pictures and videos sell an idea that assumes you have to do these things to get noticed, to get appreciated to get validated as an attractive woman and to get “loved”. These are definitely lies from the pits of hell being fed into especially young minds of young girls and boys that need to be dismantled. Ladies, I’m here to tell you that God didn’t design you to be this way.God created every person to be fearfully and wonderfully made.

Psalm 139:14
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

Virtue should be your mantle and not these scandalous and dangerous activities. It is easy to land in these places and you’ve got to wonder, is it such a mystery as to why some men and women struggle with bulimia, anorexia nervosa, self-injury, suicidal thoughts, drugs, alcohol etc  to numb the pain when they are bombarded with magazines,  television, advertisements in different forms of social media that depict images of what an ideal man or woman should be by the world’s standards? No, it is not a mystery and yet things like Pornography which is a mutli-billion making industry fuel these ideas by those fueled by greed, money and lust at the expense of our generations losing their self-worth and identity. We are losing generations folks, to perversion and violence and the more we hide it under the rug, the more we allow for this culture of genocide to continue. That’s right, you read correctly when I said a “Culture of genocide”. I know using the term genocide sounds strong, but generations are dying because of how we have allowed for such things to control our society, our families and our children.

We feed addictions at the cost of people’s lives and I find this all to be rather really sad and it grieves my spirit to know that young people can’t talk about this stuff freely because of ridicule and condemnation, especially those that are in the church. It is yet another hush hush topic and some are afraid of being judged in a Christian circle because of the high standard expected of young people. The ‘I’m a Christian and yet I struggle with watching porn” isn’t something someone wants to testify let alone admit to because of the thought of, “What’s wrong with me?…I know that it’s wrong but I can’t seem to stop”.

People, it’s a serious stronghold that needs to be broken with much deliverance and healing and EDUCATION.

Christian or no Christian, Porn has it’s own demons and it doesn’t discriminate on who its victims are…you can be a Christian and watch it and you can be a Non-believer and watch it, but the effects of Porn remains the same. It breaks people’s spirits, it breaks relationships and peoples marriages. Let me just say that men aren’t the only participants who watch it, young girls do too from the ones I’ve talked too, but they are ashamed to reveal that because of the social stigma that places women at a higher standard than men to be participating in these activities. I’m here to tell you that women watch Pornography just as much as men do, but many books always focus on men’s issues regarding it because we know it’s an obvious area that targets men, but trust me when I say that there are a lot of closet women who do watch it too and it is no wonder why there is a rise in pre-marital sex, there is a rise of single-mothers all because Sex has been perverted by this industry (as a factor but not the only reason) that thrives to drive people away from what God intended sex to be for which is for the sacred institution of Marriage with One Man and One Woman – just to make that clear.

My abuser obviously had a problem with Porn and she was a woman…a “Christian” one at that… so don’t assume that I’m only talking to men who watch it because women do too and for different reasons. For men it maybe more for physical release whereas for women it maybe more for emotional release.  I won’t profess to be an expert on this topic, but I’m just laying out my opinions. I’d be very interested to hear other people’s feed back on this so please by all means comment below and let’s have a discussion.

For the men that watch it, I’m not here to condemn you at all about those that watch it, but understand how you viewing it continues the violence that these young women experience. There has been research to support that most sexual offenders imitate what they have seen in Porn videos and afflict the same activities on their victims. Sex Trafficking is a major issue in foreign countries and it is also happening in our back yards which is also another arm to fuel the Porn industry. Men…you have to break the cycle if you want to be serious. You must believe that you can overcome the temptation of it all by admitting that you may have a problem and you need some accountability for it. Seek support groups and do what you have to do in order to be set free from the addiction of watching Porn. God want’s you to know that we all have the ability to have self-control and you need to embrace that truth.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and selfcontrol.

Titus 2:12
It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, selfcontrolled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,

2 Peter 1:6
And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] selfcontrol, and in [exercising] selfcontrol [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety),

Suffer no delusions and wake up people! You are a victim if you watch it and/or participate in it, but God wants to break these addictions and the only way to be free from them is by confessing it for what it is (Repentance) and then seeking some Godly counsel or some effective support groups to help deal with these issues before they spiral out of control.

Porn effects both men and women, young or old in respect to their self-image.

Remember Danielle’s testimony and realize that this industry affects how we view ourselves for those  of us who are in the Body of Christ. I encourage everybody to do some serious soul searching and some real-talk about this issue with some support system and accountability partners so that we break the cycle of self-abuse and continual abuse-by-proxy by continuing to watch Porn that affect the people who participate in the industry. Spread the word and feel free to share this post if you think it will help somebody.

Danielle is an amazing conqueror and overcomer as an EX-Porn star that has battled her demons in this evil industry and she is a living testimony that you can be set free from the stronghold of the Porn industry and from Pornography.

The glamor of it all is false and it’s amazing how young ladies are suckered into this place driven by lust and money. Guard your children parents! Vigilance is key here especially in their formative years. Consider that Men, if you don’t show the proper respect you have for your wives and daughters…your children will look elsewhere for some validation. God forbid if they land in this industry that may cater to their emotional needs not being met or other perverse avenues. Mothers, your sons need to be taught how to respect women by you being an example that is attractive to follow. A women of virtue is definitely a Proverbs 31 woman. They need to respect you at home and Fathers need to train men in the way they should go so that they don’t depart from your wisdom.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Do not judge your children harshly if you find out that they do in fact struggle with Porn or drugs or whatever addiction. The last thing a child wants to hear after they confess their issues is utter condemnation from their parents…this continues to facilitate their silence. Be open and discuss openly rather than fueling their silence to their struggles with your criticism. Ask yourself how would Jesus address the issue, with Love? or Condemnation? You play such a vital role in a Child’s life and freedom comes in an environment where love surrounds them and cultivates a safety net where they are free to express themselves without fear of condemnation. You can shut a child down by condemning words rather than with compassion.

Well that’s all I have to say  on this topic so I hope this post blesses somebody today and may Truth break the silence.

I recommend Sister Res’s blog for more information regarding information on the topic of sexual abuse. She has amazing posts that have ministered to my spirit. I totally recommend them.

Articles of interest from her blog are:

Sex Trafficking from the 13th Floor

The Bible and Child Sexual Abuse I

The Bible and Child Sexual Abuse II

I also Recommend these Resources via http://therproject.org/wp/cornerstone-church/fighting-for-purity/:

ONLINE RESOURCES

X3 watch – FREE. X3 watch sends fortnightly reports to 2 email buddies with questionable sites visited. It also says when the system has been turned off. (works on computer and even handheld devices!)

Covenant Eyes – Covenant Eyes Software provides Internet Integrity with accountability reports.

XXXchurch.com Don’t let the name put you off! This site is doing a great job at fighting for purity online. Very good advice for parents + links to some more helpful sites.

FREE EBOOKS

Porn Again Christian – Mark Driscoll

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker

Sex is Not the Problem, Lust Is by Joshua Harris

Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who are Sick of Porn by Tim Challies

To Finish off, I also have a Song from J.R. called Temptations. May this song Minister to you today.

God bless you Everybody!

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A Situation of Faith – Staying Saved


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Today my meditation is a continuation of my last post regarding Job and how much we claim to “really love the Lord”. Now in this post I’m going to probably ruffle a few feathers as I speak some truth out here in this post. The truth isn’t intended to harm but to reveal that which remains hidden. We have to yield to the power that wisdom gives in keeping us from remaining vulnerable in ignorance when wisdom sheds light into a situation that produces the truth. We have to address difficult topics at times in order to remain humble and real with ourselves. So I am just stating that as a warning for the ones who may be offended with what I’m about to say when I’m speaking on the topic of Salvation.

Salvation – What is Salvation?

sal·va·tion  (sl-vshn)

n.

1. a. Preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty, or evil.
    b. A source, means, or cause of such preservation or deliverance.
2. Christianity

     a. Deliverance from the power or penalty of sin; redemption through JESUS CHRIST.
     b. The agent or means that brings about such deliverance.
 
Now let me just say that as followers of Christ as “Christians”, it is assumed that we follow in the footsteps of the One in Whom we Believe which is our Savior and LORD Jesus Christ. I also stated in my previous post How Much Do We Love God? – The Fear of the Lord that Satan has no reason to attack the already UNBELIEVING Christians since unbelief is enough to separate us from our God.
 
Yes, it is possible to be a Christian and yet be unbelieving. *shock* *gasp* –“Say it ain’t so Sherline!!!!!!” I’m sorry but it’s TRUE.
 
Some people start off believing after they get saved…but sometimes the adversities of life can shake a person’s faith and cause one to stumble. Some stumble for a short time in their wavering faith and some stumble greatly and permanently and at times don’t recover from the fall at all. Although we can stumble in our journey, I want you to know that we can stand back up again and return on the journey that is set before us, but some people when they get hit and smacked down, they stay down and some just completely divert from the path and turn away completely. This is an issue of backsliding and also an issue of wavering faith that leads to unbelief – The major killer of destiny. This also ties back to my other post regarding what type of SEED are you and what SOIL are you in?????
 
The path of a Christian isn’t a simple “walk in the park” friends, I’m sorry to say. In fact, I didn’t expect such trials in my life to enter after I found Jesus Christ at the age of 15 because I had already been through some heavy things prior to salvation that I did not expect an even heavier battle that lay ahead of me. I have found that in my own journey I have had a “Peter’s Denial of Jesus” experience and in many ways, I was shocked beyond belief that I was capable of doing so, but that’s because the things I was facing were soo mind-breaking and heart-breaking for me that I was almost losing my mind. At such points as Christians, we have to understand that the battles we face will cause us to answer this one but very important question that needs to always be  in our heart as we walk in the Spirit:
 
How far are you willing to go and stay with GOD and Stand with GOD? – seriously consider this question people. This isn’t the type of question that elicits a “spiritual answer“. Speak truthfully and really search deep before you answer…because your answer will be TESTED. Never forget that.
 
Adversities are there to shape our character even though they can be quite rough and soul-breaking. Our Spirit is strengthened when we go through the tests. Peter went through it when he denied his association with Jesus during the time of Jesus’ arrest before that day at Calvary.
 
Peter exemplifies that it is POSSIBLE to be a follower of Christ and yet Deny Him when Troubles come to Test our FAITHFULNESS. Peter believed in Jesus, but when he denied him three times in a crowd of witnesses, that was the Test of his Character that revealed an area of weakness in his level of Faith to remain COMMITTED even when faced with the threat of PERSECUTION.  I know that I’ve had my Peter moment and have discovered that wow…Faith in Jesus simply isn’t just following the Lord, it’s a question of standing and staying with HIM in the end. How far are we willing to GO?
 
There is HOPE folks.
 
Peter was redeemed and so can we. If you have ever encountered a “Peter moment” in your life, know that you can still be redeemed. The whole idea is to STAY SAVED. We may stumble along the way in our walk but GOD is saying, “I can redeem you no matter how many times you may stumble through my Son JESUS CHRIST”.
 
 
 
 
 
Peter was restored in John 21:15-19 Lets Read:

Jesus Restores Peter

15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah,[b] do you

love Me more than these?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”

He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”

16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah,[c] do you love Me?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”

He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”

17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah,[d] do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”

And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”

Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep. 18 Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.” 19 This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me.”

Here we see that Jesus is speaking to Peter addressing his personal commitment to remain with the Lord. Jesus didn’t just ask Peter once whether or not Peter loved Him. He asked him at least 3 times because it’s easy to claim that we “Love the Lord” so rashly, but do we really? Are we really committed to Him? I also think that the reason why Jesus asks Peter several times concerning whether or not he loves Jesus is so that Peter really hears what he is saying in his claim. He has to be sure of his love for the Lord since he was so rash earlier in his claim that he would never deny Jesus prior to His arrest  and yet he did deny Him 3 times  in the end in (Matthew 26:35) and (Mark 14:31).

Peter’s words were TESTED and so shall our words be if we make such claims in our “Love for the Lord”. Peter did fail in that test but even though he failed, Jesus still had the compassion to redeem him after he resurrected from the grave, hence these questions of Peter’s Love were to address his level of Faith and commitment to the Lord after the fact.

Notice that:

1. Peter denied Jesus 3 times (Matthew 26:34, Matthew 26:75; Mark 14:30; Mark 14:72; Luke 22:34;Luke 22:61)

2. Jesus asked Peter whether or not he loved Him 3 times;

3. Peter affirmed his love for the Lord Jesus 3 times;

4. Jesus restores Peter by giving him 3 Instructions to tend to the flock and redeems him by grace in order for Peter to answer to the call in his life to build the church in  (Matthew 16:18).

What can you learn from this?

For every time we fail, God takes each failure into account and leaves no room for Satan to accuse us on the same failure as he addresses each failure one by one in order to restore us in right standing.

The Last instruction Jesus gives – “FOLLOW ME” completes Peter’s redemption to walk again as a BELIEVER of Christ and as a son of God, as he later operates in the freedom that Salvation in Christ brings with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah! Can you imagine what would have happened if Peter was not restored by the forgiving grace of Jesus?????? I praise God that Peter was restored because he is one disciple-turned -to- Apostle that knew how to equip the Church for Spiritual Warfare when persecution became the threat to the rise of Gods Kingdom being established on earth by the rise of  the Church of God; the rise of the Christ-believers;  the rise of the Christians.

Friends, I believe that God is always going to Test us in our level of Faith and Commitment to Him in our walk. We will encounter what I call the “PETER TEST of Faith” in our walk at some point in our journey because the Devil is always seeking to sift us as wheat (Luke 22:31). The great thing about the Peter Test is that we also discover our weaknesses early enough in our walk in order to work on strengthening our Faith so that we can be restored in right standing with our Lord. The key term is RIGHT STANDING. We have to stand up again no matter how many times we fail. The devil would rather you stay down or not return on the path of Salvation but Jesus wants us to live a life of abundance so don’t beat yourself up and cause yourself to remain grounded when GOD is commanding you to GET UP AGAIN!

Peter was called the ROCK that would build the Church (Matthew 16:18). When Jesus came to restore Peter, He gave him instructions:

1. “Feed my Lambs” (John 21:15)- basically work with the young believers in Christ (the born again Christians) that need the WORD of GOD and teach them the basics  in order to lead them in their journey to spiritual maturity as they GROW in FAITH in the WORD of GOD.

2.”Tend my Sheep” (John 21:16)- Work with the mature Christians believers and guide them in their journeys to follow the WORD of GOD as they also will encounter similar experiences as you once did and tribulations that will test their level and measure of faith in the WORD of GOD.

3. Feed my Sheep” (John 21:17) – the Mature Christians still need to work with BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES so preach the WORD of GOD to them so that they can continue in their Spiritual Growth and gain more knowledge, understanding and wisdom as they go from strength to strength and glory to glory knowing who they are in Christ.

4. “Follow me” (John 21:19) – Never forget in Whom you believe and remember that the Lord Jesus Christ is always with you in your Journey as you continue to walk with Him through tests and trials and tribulations.

I believe that these instructions that Jesus gave to Peter strengthened his spirit as he acknowledged that Jesus didn’t condemn him in his weakness, He merely pointed out the areas of  Peter’s weakness that he needed to deal with so that he could work on it as he continues to grow in his journey as a FOLLOWER of CHRIST.

My message today is that God is saying,  “I want to REDEEM you ALL who have fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

You can be redeemed if you fix your eyes on Jesus and learn to stand up again from your trials and times of testing. Recognize your weaknesses, accept the forgiveness of our Lord Jesus and learn to understand that Jesus knows your weaknesses before you make them, but He doesn’t want you to be destroyed by self-condemnation as is the devil’s plan is in our lives. He wants to restore you back on the road and FOLLOW HIM just like he commanded Peter. Peter equipped the CHURCH as he rose to answer the Call in His life after Jesus restored Him through forgiveness, so God wants us to equip ourselves and be restored in RIGHT STANDING with HIM by accepting His Forgiveness to you TODAY.

Don’t let the devil take you away from the LOVE of the LORD. Remember that the devil is an ACCUSER of the Brethren (Revelation 12:10)…but God is our kinsman REDEEMER!  BE REDEEMED TODAY and let all of the REDEEMED SAY SO!

To end this meditation, I have this amazing song from Canton Jones and it’s a song called Stay Saved. It’s a great song with a theatrical characterization of how we walk each day when people try to offend us and get us stirred to do the wrong thing in our daily lives. I found the video rather entertaining. Enjoy everybody and Stay blessed because GOD LOVES YOU!

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Scriptures to Meditate

 Romans 5:2-4 (NKJV)

through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Matthew 16:18
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Ephesians 3:13
Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Proverbs 24:16
For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.

Psalm 107:2
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

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