The Bible tells us in God's Word that the sweet Holy Spirit is promised to us if we ask Jesus into our heart. That same Holy Spirit descended like a dove and the heavens were opened when John was baptizing Jesus! Matthew 3:16 - “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:” Sweet Holy Spirit, thank You for being a comfort so many tim
Everyone has a story. Not everyone tells their story … and we don’t always ask. Some stories are still in-the-making, some are sad while others are happy. But all stories that end with a happy eternal ending, are the greatest stories and need to be shared! If your life would sing a song, what would the lyrics be? Romans 1:16 - “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the
When did Americans stop looking to God’s Word for direction? When did we stop standing for God’s truth? John 17:17 - “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” God gave us His Word (the Bible) for instruction, reproof and correction. Zechariah 8:16-17 – “These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour;
If you have been spiritually born into God's family, you are His child, which means you have Two Fathers – an earthly (biological/physical) and One Heavenly (spiritual). What a blessing! What an inheritance! Sometimes we are disappointed by our earthly fathers, or they are not present in our life (whether by death or other circumstances); it may be that another man fills that earthly role. Regardless, our heavenly Father is perfect and always there for us. Jesus Christ is the
Almighty God is our Authority and High Power. He established the government and appointed our founding fathers to write our country's laws ... based on Christian values. Our allegiance is first and foremost to God. Lord, in the face of all adversity, keep us united, free and strong. Romans 13:1-2 - "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth th
God has not promised us that walking with Him would be easy, but He does promise that our lives are in His hands. We can rest in the Hope of his Son, Jesus Christ, who paid the penalty for our sins in order that we could accept His gift and spend eternity with Him. (Tell me more) Job 12:7-10,13 – “But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: 8Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea sha
Arise! Can you feel the fire? Darkness goes away …the Light is getting brighter! Our Lord is coming back soon. Are you ready? When we hear the trumpet sound and the four winds blow, spiritually-born believers will be ready to go! In the twinkling of an eye, we will be raised high … every heart beating in time with Adonai.
1Corinthians 15:52- “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, an
Today is the day ... mid-term elections. Don't let this important opportunity to let your Christian voice be heard pass by! The Bible doesn’t say anything specifically about Christians voting for a government leader, but there are principles that can be applied toward the free will and responsibility of voting. God established rulers and government. His purpose for those in authority is to be the voice for the good of the people. Elected officials are to lead reflecting His c
Today’s message is a salute to couples who have been married and stayed married. Despite over a 50% divorce rate in the U.S. (churches included) today, there are those who have been faithful and remained together 'for better or worse.' Marriage is a covenant not only between a man and a woman, but also with God … a marital trinity. Marriage Takes Three. Ecclesiastes 5:4 - “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which t
When you hear the word ‘perfect’, what or who comes to mind? Webster’s dictionary defines ‘perfect’ as 'being entirely without fault or defect, flawless; satisfying all requirements, accurate.' The word ‘perfect’ (and derivatives of the word) appears in the Bible 123 times. As with all things, Christ-followers look to the Bible for answers. God is perfection personified (Jesus); He lived a perfect life. Matthew 5:48 - “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in
According to 2021 estimates, 63% of Americans claim to be ‘Christian,’ making the USA the largest Christian population in the world. The problem is, do Americans know what the Bible says a ‘Christian’ really is? Some people think being ‘Christian’ means being a moral person, someone who goes to church, or even that it’s a political view! You’ve heard it said, “Attending church service doesn’t make you a Christian any more than parking in a garage makes you a car.” The first t
Christ-follower, imagine receiving a letter from Almighty God! Perhaps it would say something like this: Child, you may not know Me, but I know everything about you … even the very hairs on your head are numbered. You were made in my image and I knew you even before you were conceived. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. I knit you together in your mother's womb and brought you forth on the day you were born. I have been misrepresented by those who don't know Me. I am not
Fill in the blank in the following sentence, using one of the vowels, A, E, I, O or U: “THE LAND OF __Z.” In the surveys conducted, 99% respond with O. Why do we say ‘THE LAND OF OZ’? Why do we know about the home of a WIZARD, that will, according to Leviticus 19:31, 20:5-6 and Deuteronomy 18:11-12, ‘defile’ our ‘family’? Why don’t we know about “the land of Uz,” the home of Job, who “was perfect and upright”?
Job 1:1 – “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job;
With the mid-term elections now less than a week away (Tuesday, Nov. 8), are you praying for our country? The world says we are a country divided … but God tells us to be of one accord and likeminded.
Philippians 2:2 - “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” Jesus saves whosoever …spiritually born believers of God are all ONE in Christ. Our country is hurting and we need leaders who will stand up for God’s Word and o
The world’s struggle between the gospel of life and the culture of death is contemptuous to true Christ-followers. There’s a popular slogan for the pro-life movement, “Choose Life”, but the gift of life is so much more than a ‘choice’. A decision or situation that creates life is a choice. Even in cases of non-consentual relations, a choice is made, as horrific as it is. Why exacerbate the situation with another bad choice to end a life that God created? There are alternative
Happy Halloween! Check out our recent Halloween post here. Today let’s focus on the great grace of God. What is grace? GRACE is the power of God, the riches of God, and it’s how you are able to get saved. Ephesians 2:8 - “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Here’s another easy-to-remember definition of grace: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense The word ‘grace’ appears in the Bible 159 times; ‘gracious’ appears 30 times an
Ever heard someone telling a story that involves you and something you said, and they repeat it differently than what you really said? Isn’t it frustrating? Changing just a word or two can change the whole truth of the matter! satan knows this trick. He has been changing God’s words since the Garden and he’s changing them now through what the world calls ‘versions’ of the Bible. Interested in what will happen in the end times? This is where to start ... with God’s Word. Study
What a revelation it is when a new believer in Jesus learns they can go straight to God and talk with Him about anything! God is your friend; He created you and loves you! Do you call God your friend? Some Christians look back at how they used to ask for the forgiveness of their sin through humans, who were presumed to be appointed by God to listen to the sinner’s sinful acts in order to judge and issue penance. They’d send the sinner off with an assignment of prayer or some
It is ‘Halloween’ weekend and like any ‘holiday’, how one chooses to celebrate is up to each person or family. The world traditionally celebrates ‘Halloween’ by dressing in costume and ‘trick-or-treating’or attending costume parties, carving pumpkins, delivering playful pranks or practical jokes, and sometimes lighting bonfires. Some take it further with scary stories about monsters, ghosts and evil spirits, and attending haunted houses. Read more about Halloween here 1John 1
What’s on your calendar for Tuesday, November 8, 2022? Hopefully you are planning to take time out of your busy schedule to go vote in the mid-term elections. Why vote? Christians should educate themselves on the inner workings of government and why they should exercise their right to vote. It is not about voting to secure personal comfort or gain, it is about defending our God-given rights and freedoms for our nation as a whole. The United States of America IS a Christian na