Wednesday
Mar192014

Faithfulness

Is it loyalty, devotion, patience, consistency, sacrifice, or all of the above? What makes one man faithful and another lacking? Some believe that people are just different. But if that were so, how could God command all of us to walk by faith? 

Hab 2:4 But the just shall live by his faith.

Who are the just and what does it mean to be justified in God's sight?

Just = dikaios - just, lawful, righteous (man).

How can I be a righteous man?

Romans 5:17 For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

Righteousness is a gift. Just by receiving the grace of God that is in Jesus Christ. To everyone who believes. Our response to this gift is to live by faith. Not by another's faith but our own.

Monday
Mar102014

Faith A Reaction

Does God respond to faith? There was a saying that I was taught years ago. "God does not respond to our tears, our crying or begging. He only responds to faith." All we have to do is believe and God will give you the desires of your heart. But is that true? Can I get God to do whatever I want him to do by just believing it? Let's look at that scripture in its entirety:

Psalms 37:4-5 4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. NKJV

It seems that God giving us the desires of our heart has some conditions attached.

1. Delighting ourselves in Him   2. Committing our ways to Him and   3. Trusting in Him.

This thinking that God answers prayers according to our whims is ludicrous. You might say  "pastor that is the Old Testament, in the New Testament He does give us whatever we want". Not according to this:

1 John 5:14-15 14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. NKJV

Before we believe God for something, let's find out what His will is first. Then we can be sure that we have the petitions that we ask for

God bless

Monday
Feb242014

Legalize Drugs?

The most destructive drugs are the drugs that seem to be harmless. Just good recreational fun. They deceive us into thinking that it is okay to take them. I'm not harming anyone. This thinking that I'm okay and you're okay is a doctrine of demons and goes against the very reality of our existence. I know it seems harsh to put it that way, but it is the truth. We all know the evil that men do, yet we have learned to rationalize it. We blame it on our upbringing or lack thereof.

We justify ourselves among ourselves, reveling in our abundance. Self deceived and deceiving others. Before we can understand God's love and grace, we must understand his justice. Every individual ever conceived is special in their own way, and they each have a personal appointment with the Judge of all the earth.

Rom 14:10-12 For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written: "As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.".12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. NKJV

Legalize drugs? No way. As the church if we won't stand for something we will fall for anything.

Friday
Feb212014

Now Faith Is

Everyday is a new day. Will you trust Him today. His promises are 'yes' and 'amen'. He is a God that cannot lie.

Thursday
Jan022014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our readers.  May this be your best year ever. Physically (I Peter 2:24), financially (Philippians 4:19), and spiritually (Romans 12:1,2).