Thursday, February 9, 2017
Please click---It's time to be joyful. - LiteracyBase: ” …The joy of the Lord is your strength(Neh 8:10) ” What is joy? Some would say being happy. Happiness can be associated with joy but it goes beyond that. Joy denotes festive gaiety. Sometimes, laughter can be involved with joy. We see an example in Psalms 2:1-4, where the Lord is laughing at …(For more, click on the title link above --It's time to be joyful )
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Greetings. I have a word from the Lord that will help you to overcome life's toughest problems, especially in the area of finances. Are you looking for answers? Seek wisdom! Many Christians are hitting their heads against a wall.
Kingdom principles will help you. Tests and trials will come but God has a promise for us. He has made us more than conquerors. His spirit lives in us so we need not despair. We have a genius on the inside of us. The mind of Christ is available to us but we need to learn how to tap into it. God has designed us to be problem solvers instead of ending in despair and letting circumstances get the best of us.
Make a decision today that you are going to be a problem solver. Christ lives inside of you and is waiting through the Holy Spirit to show you the way out! Click on the link below to find out how God delivered Jesus from a tax bill. Yes, friends, Jesus had bills just like you and I. Wisdom is the principal thing---God bless.
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Monday, October 31, 2016
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (2 Cor 6:16)
I am about to share some very important facts about communion. At the risk of being called a legalist, I want to sound the alarm. There is mixture in the body especially in the celebration of communion. If you are a Pastor of a church, this is for you. The round communion wafer which came from the Catholic church has its roots in Paganism. Now, hear my heart, I realize that there are many Catholic brethren who are, truly, born again and love Jesus. I, also, realize that tradition and error are in every church in some measure or another, but this theme is so serious that I needed to share what the Lord placed in my heart.
Idolatry has crept into the body of Christ. Every Sunday, we celebrate the communion elements with a round wafer. This is wrong and I will share some main points with you about this. First, it is, clearly, written that when Jesus celebrated communion with his disciples, he broke the bread-
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matt 16:18)
For this Bible study, let's focus on Peter. His original name was Simon but Jesus changed his name. Why? Because he wanted to speak some things into existence in Simon's life. Up to now, Peter was shaky in his faith. He was a tough guy, no doubt about it. Fishermen in those days were a tough breed, braving storms and going days without sleeping trying to catch fish but Jesus wanted to speak spiritual strength and firmness in Simon's life.
The name Peter means "Petros" or a Stone. Some theologians believe that it may have included the name Rocky. Whether this is true or not, I like to think of Peter as the original Rocky. Think about it, Peter had a quick temper and was a tough guy. He was the first to try to walk on water but he failed. He got rebuked by Jesus by talking without thinking. He, even, denied Jesus, backslid and went back fishing, but Jesus did not give up on him.
Thank God for grace. When Jesus rose from the dead, he went after Peter. He did not give up on him. Look at the words that he spoke to him below as he ministered to him---
Notice something peculiar? He called him Simon. Why? Because he forgotten that he was Peter(Rocky). He was allowing his flesh to control him that is why Jesus called him Simon. Jesus wanted him to recognize his present situation. Peter, also, had a hard time forgiving himself for having denied Jesus. Therefore, he was not working in love. The word says faith worketh by love. (Gal 5:6)
Not working in love towards yourself or others can hinder your faith. I have talked to many Christians who are beating themselves over a sin that they have confessed. They have had a hard time forgiving themselves. One point to remember is that Peter wept bitterly. (Luke 22:62) Thank God for grace! Thank God for the love of God. Jesus had told him that his faith was not going to fail. There was healing of a broken heart, restoration and conversion. Hallelujah! God is a good God.
We, too, have a Rocky spirit. Let us learn from Peter's example that no matter how hard you have fallen, you can come back and move mountains with your faith. Instead of saying--"Yo', Adrian, I did it", We can say---I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. God bless.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
A Palm tree near a beach (*)
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the shall flourish in the courts of our God.They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; (Psalms 92:12-14) (**)
Do you have a tree mentality? You should. As I read these verses, I did a research on the Palm and the Cedar tree of Lebanon. Both are unique in their characteristics and it speaks to us today. The Palm tree, when it is planted in the desert, it reaches deep into the ground for water.
Did you know that in some places, the desert has water underneath? Parts of Israel were desert until the Jews came into the land.(Psalms 35:1-2 NIV) (1) They developed tremendous technology to irrigate the waters from the desert to transform it into an oasis. Likewise, when we are in a "desert", we can reach down deep into the Spirit-man and water ourselves with the joy of the Lord! As we do that, circumstances will change and we will see miracles happen.
A point to remember is that these trees (Cedar and Palm trees) in Psalms 92:12-14 were planted in the courts of the Lord. The word says to come into his courts with praise. (Ps 100:4) No matter how intense your testing may be---Praise him! He will turn your testing into a testimony. Now, let's look at the Cedar tree in Lebanon and it's characteristics. I want to emphasis two main points. First, it grows upward symbolizing spiritual growth.
The second point is that it would last up to 1,000 years. Let's be real, unless we are living in the Millennium, we will not last 1,000 years. This symbolizes the legacy of our impact for Christ. What impact will you leave your loved ones, community or even your nation that will last 1,000 years? Folks, it is time to develop a tree mentality. Even our Lord Jesus is compared to a tree of life! So, bearing this in mind, let's apply these principles in our lives and move onto victory. God bless.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
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