“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24

It's been a tough seven months dealing with Covid-19 and lost jobs, income. Just as hard is staying positive and keeping the faith. Jesus is watching over his flock and does not take breaks or vacations. This is the time to pray the most and to establish a deep one on one relationship with Father … Continue reading “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24

Needs or Wants?

And my God shall supply all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 God promises that all our needs will be supplied through his Son, Jesus. Needs differ from wants in that we need food, shelter and clothing plus money to survive. How about a fancy dinner or … Continue reading Needs or Wants?

Jeremiah

"For I know the plans I have for you." Declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 Sometimes no matter how much we try to improve our lives it still does not seem to be on the path we desire. The … Continue reading Jeremiah

Trust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverb 3:5-6 Who will you trust when times of uncertainty occur in your life? God does not automatically come to us, in fact its the opposite. … Continue reading Trust

Character

Put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him. - Colossians 3:10 Everyone who comes to Jesus receives a new character. Think of this as your new identity In Christ. These character traits reflect the nature of Jesus and are: compassion, kindness, … Continue reading Character

John Bunyan

OF SIN: Sin is the great block and bar to our happiness, the procurer of all miseries to man, both here and hereafter: take away sin and nothing can hurt us: for death, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, is the wages of it. Sin, and man for sin, is the object of the wrath of God. … Continue reading John Bunyan

A Greater Grace

James 4-6 "But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Explanation: If God makes heavy demands of his people, he supplies the grace to comply with the commands as the quotation from Proverbs 3:34 (quoted also in 1 Pet. 5:5) shows. The … Continue reading A Greater Grace

Do You Worry?

Matthew tells us that God commands us not to worry, here is why: Trust God’s Provision, Not Your Own (6:25–34) SUPPORTING IDEA: Jesus’ followers must be motivated by confidence in the Father’s provision for their basic needs. In this passage, we find the word worry or worrying six times. The word Therefore at the beginning … Continue reading Do You Worry?

Jesus First

"Dear Abba, strengthen my spirit with your encouragement today so that I can stay in the center of your will for my life today. Grant me greater strength than that of Samson, greater Love than David, greater wisdom than Solomon, greater courage than Job, greater leadership than Joshua and greater faith than Abraham"~ Pastor Ross … Continue reading Jesus First

True Love

We love, because he first loved us 1 John 4:19 A minister remarked: “When Mary and Martha sent to Jesus their message, it was not, ‘Lord, he loveth Thee,’ but, ‘Lord, he whom thou lovest is sick.’ ” It is not our imperfect love to Him that comforts us, but His perfect love to us.—Christian … Continue reading True Love

Materialism

Instead of asking the Lord for material things ask Him to keep you in the center of His will with guidance by His Spirit. Why? "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8-9 First Miracle from Jesus: The Wedding at Cana - The mother of … Continue reading Materialism

The Only Way

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6 Reconciliation, Illumination and Regeneration: Jesus reconciles us to Father God because we have been separated, along with Eve and Adam since the fall of mankind. Jesus is the truth. The … Continue reading The Only Way

PERSEVERANCE

Westminster Confession: They, whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved. (XVII.1) The doctrine declares that the regenerate are saved through persevering in faith and Christian … Continue reading PERSEVERANCE

Stay Humble

Whatever hinders us from receiving a blessing that God is willing to bestow upon us is not humility, but the mockery of it. A genuine humility will ever feel the need of the largest measures of grace, and will be perfected just in the degree in which that grace is bestowed. The truly humble man … Continue reading Stay Humble

No Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline" Life can be filled with trials, uncertainty and despair, but we know this already. The key is to trust the one who is 100% God/100% Human - Jesus! You can always be fully confident In … Continue reading No Fear

A Spiritual ABC

Ask the Father daily in prayer and He will answer. BELIEVE! Christ must be the center of your life. Dare to be a Disciple of Jesus. Even you can make a difference in the lives of others by acting out God’s will in your daily life.Friends are special gifts from God. Give to others cheerfully. … Continue reading A Spiritual ABC

Aimee Semple McPherson

The greatest female revivalist of the 20th Century was Aimee Semple McPherson who was Born October, 1890 and died on September, 1944 Aimee was the founder of the International Foursquare Gospel Church - 2 Million members in 30,000 Churches today. When she was 23 years old she had appendicitis and barely survived. After her ordeal … Continue reading Aimee Semple McPherson

Got Faith?

“The great achievers in history have been the men and women who could see the invisible and strive to reach it. Explorers, inventors, liberators, and pioneers in every field have always been characterized by the steady eye that sees the invisible and strives for the seemingly impossible. ”Warren W. Wiersbe Hebrews 11:6 "Without faith it … Continue reading Got Faith?

Glimpse of Heaven

"But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV) Wow! Can you imagine for a moment what this verse means? No one has seen what awaits those In Christ. Not … Continue reading Glimpse of Heaven

Just Ask God

If our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from Him anything we ask, because we obey His commands and do what pleases Him. (1 John 3:21, 22) The most important gifts from God are: 1) Jesus 2) Eternal life 3) Peace 4) Joy 5) Righteousness 6) The Holy Spirit … Continue reading Just Ask God

Trinity

The term trinity is never mentioned in the bible; however, it's scriptural. The best example I heard while attending seminary was from one of my favorite professors, Dr. Rick Durst. Dr. Durst said to me, "Think of the trinity this way, Father God is the begetter, Jesus is the begotten. Father God and Jesus are … Continue reading Trinity

WHO IS JESUS?

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God: John 1:1 The Triune God is a very difficult theological term associated with Father God, Holy Spirit and Jesus, but the bottom line is that Jesus … Continue reading WHO IS JESUS?

What Promises?

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you" Matthew 7:7 If you've counted on this verse to solve your problems, yet haven't received an answer from God, ask yourself: * Have I prayed in faith. *Is there sin in my life. … Continue reading What Promises?

Loving Jesus

Matthew 10:37-39 "How much do you love Jesus? The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Anyone finding … Continue reading Loving Jesus

Thoughts

Where does that voice in the back of our mind come from, the voice that whispers such things like; do not lie to this person, relations before marriage is wrong, abusing alcohol leads to ruin, stop thinking bad things about people? God will not force you to be obedient to His way of life In … Continue reading Thoughts

Be Perfect…

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE PERFECT? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Jesus said many things that were spoken to the ancient Judaic culture and peoples of his day. These sayings also apply to our lives as followers of Christ. Absolutely no one is perfect. Jesus is telling us that … Continue reading Be Perfect…

Grace

The term “grace” can be understood in two ways. First, as the character of God who loves and receives fallen mankind solely on the basis of His provisions and promises. It has been defined as the undeserved and unmerited love, acceptance, and forgiveness of God. (See footnote) Its synonym would be mercy. Second, it may … Continue reading Grace

Children

Generally people look upon youth as a part of our world that is inexperienced and filled with various struggles that must take place to gain a mature understanding of life. My view is that Jesus has brought about His craftsmanship and genius in creating what has the potential to shape our future. The issues that … Continue reading Children

Purity

Has God's Kingdom entered your soul? How do you know if your truly saved? There are always going to be true followers of Christ who are known by their fruit and the way in which they conduct their lives. There are always going to be what we refer to as, "Wolves in Sheep' Clothing". Those … Continue reading Purity

Temptation

“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man” (Jas. 1:13). If you feel tempted: "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what … Continue reading Temptation

Apart From Me…

"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing" John 15:5 Grace is really an amazing thing considering that it is a free gift from God and is something that people who deny Christ receive...for … Continue reading Apart From Me…

Share God’s Word!

The Great Commission is to go and make disciples or learners of Christ. We are to accomplish this in the authority of Jesus. Jesus spoke, healed, commanded, instructed and conquered Satan with authority. Lets imitate Jesus by being bold and confident as we share His life and times with those who wear the veil, who … Continue reading Share God’s Word!

Living For Christ

Everyone has been guilty at some point of the following: adultery in deed or thought, fornication or "sleeping around", drunkenness, anger that is not righteous, drug use other than for medication, filthy language or swearing, laziness or slacking off, gluttony or over eating. If you have never been involved in these sins you are an … Continue reading Living For Christ

Letting Go

I SURRENDER ALL , ALL TO JESUS...Some people carry burdens all to themselves. In doing so they suffer depression, anxiety, anger, loneliness, dissatisfaction, emotional pain and all sorts of unhappiness. There is a better way: Jesus said, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. "Take my … Continue reading Letting Go

Heaven or Hell

Job replied: Why do the wicked still live, Continue on, also become very powerful? Job 21:13 They spend their days in prosperity, And suddenly they go down to Sheol. Job 21:14 They say to God, 'Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways. Job 21:27 Behold, I know your thoughts, … Continue reading Heaven or Hell

Love Is Patient

1 Corinthians 13:4 If God were not patient with us he would not have provided mercy and grace, instead he would have punished us according to the way our sin deserved. We are to do the same by having patience toward each other and abstaining from vengeance, hatred and animosity towards those who wrong us. … Continue reading Love Is Patient

Wealth and Alcohol

Often I get asked questions about morals and what God says about them in regards to living a Christian life. One question is, can I drink alcohol? Another is, can you be rich as a Christian? There are many moral issues that raise debates on living the Christian life. The reality is that there is … Continue reading Wealth and Alcohol

New Believers

When I first met Jesus I was a teenager at age 19. The impact was powerful and my journey was not easy. God is very powerful and the transformation starts the second you believed that Jesus is the Son of God. Meeting other believers, attending Church services, reading the Bible, letting go of bad habits … Continue reading New Believers