Month: March 2016

Spiritual Deficiencies #1

We as believers are having Deficiencies and not of vitamins but of holiness and spirituality.
GOD’s Word Deficiency- leads to a lack of discernment because you cannot properly discern GOD’s Word if you haven’t read it and hid it in your heart. The Word of GOD has so many promises that are ours, the lists of gifts as well as fruit of the spirit, the history of the world, prophecies, commands, poems, prayers, etc….The Word of GOD stands firmly as the second form of communication from GOD, besides direct spoken words. We are directed to contend for the faith (Jude 1:3) but you cannot contend what you do not have proper knowledge of. GOD doesn’t want us to be ignorant but knowledgeable. GOD surely doesn’t want us making our own laws, but we are to accept his righteousness. (Romans 10:3). The preachers and teachers are told to study to shew thyself approved unto GOD. (2 Timothy 2:15), but digging deeper, we the saints have a royal priesthood and that comes with responsibility and authority (1 Peter 2:9), so GOD certainly wants us to read and study his Word. We should be devoted to the Word, because there is a time when GOD will go silent in your life (Amos 8:11) and you will need his Word to assist you as a reminder so it’s vital that you get the Word deep in your heart.

Accepting JESUS Christ as your personal savior is the greatest decision you’ll ever make.

Bible passages that are overlooked pt.4

“NOAH’S ARK HAD 7 SETS OF CLEAN ANIMALS AND 1 SET OF UNCLEAN???“

Genesis 7:2-3

GOD is now telling Noah to gather and bring all animals and fowl into the ark that he has built. GOD was so specific with his detailing of this ark and safety during this flood that he gave exact instructions. GOD said “v.2) Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts and that are not clean by two, the male and his female. v.3) Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Often times, we tend to stop reading and meditating at Ch.6 but Ch.7 is rich in information as well. Some theologians say the 7’s were for food for the animals and sacrifice for humans but I don’t know this to be factual. The 1 set of male and female unclean animals were for repopulating the earth. It’s been taught for generations by a lot of teachers with the number 7 left out. Often it’s taught that there was only 1 set; male and female of all the animals, but there were more. Be mindful to read the entire story for yourself and not what is accented. Trust GOD, and not man. JESUS is the only way.

Accepting JESUS Christ as your personal savior is the greatest decision you’ll ever make.

Bible passages that are overlooked pt.3

“A MAN VISITS PARADISE”

2 Corinthians 12:2-6

The Word tells us that a certain man actually visited the 3rd heaven, which is paradise, but he couldn’t tell if he was in body or not. He heard unspeakable words that are not possible for men to speak. Paul is most commonly recognized as being the person he was actually referring to when he wrote this, because v.7 speaks of him getting a thorn in the flesh so he wouldn’t be exalted beyond measure. GOD wants to show us remnants of his glory but when we are shown the remnants, we must be mindful not to boast. There are people today who say they have been to heaven and they’ve stated the things that they’ve seen. Me personally, I don’t believe all of them. I do believe the ones who say they’ve been and couldn’t speak of those things that they saw but the ones who proclaim the glory of Heaven, I honestly don’t believe them. If GOD didn’t allow Paul to speak of those heavenly things nor John to write about certain heavenly things (Revelations 10:4), what makes these people nowadays any better? When GOD wants something known, you don’t have to lie to reveal it, GOD reveals what he wants to reveal, during his time. Just think about the multitude of this experience that Paul had by being lifted to the 3rd heaven. There are certain revelations that GOD shows us on earth; like certain exotic sea creatures, land beasts, extraordinary scenery but it’s nothing compared to the glory of Heaven. JESUS is King and Lord of Lord.

Bible passages that are overlooked pt.2

“AN UNUSUAL AMPUTATION”

Judges 1:1-7

As recorded in scripture, Joshua has died being 110 yrs old (Joshua 24:29) as the leader of the Israelites after moses’ death. Moses trained Joshua very well to be a capable leader, but now the children of Israel are asking GOD, Who will fight for/lead us against the Canaanites? The Lord tells them, Judah. The Lord then says I have delivered the land into his hand. I’m reminded that once the Lord says that you’re a conqueror, you don’t have to know the process, because your destiny has already been revealed. Often times we as people worry about the process but our destiny is what’s important. The Lord has already told us that we are more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37). So let us stop worrying about the day by day process when our destiny is already prepared if we only believe that JESUS is our Salvation, Redeemer, Hope, etc..JESUS is…..So the story goes on as Judah goes up, the Lord comes through with his Word and delivers the Canaanites and the perizzites into their hands and they killed around 10,000 men in bezek. Adonibezek who was the king, which translates to King of bezek (Palestine), ran and the children of Israel chased and caught him and cut off his thumbs and both big toes. Adonibezek then says to them I have cut off 70 kings thumbs and big toes and put them under my table. This is quite strange to me that Adonibezek thumbs and big toes would be cut off just like he did to 70 kings. My thought is maybe just maybe that evil deed that you’re doing will soon come to life upon you. We often lie, steal, commit adultery, murder, etc..to others but when what we’re comfortable doing is plotted against us, we can’t handle it. Just turn from your wicked ways and lean fully on the Holy spirit to be your guide and not your sinful flesh. JESUS is the only one who can take a sinner and turn them into a saint. We have no saving power nor power to remove our sins, only JESUS. So today, accept him as your personal Savior and you won’t ever regret your decision.

Bible passages that are overlooked! Pt.1

“JESUS FEEDS 4,000+”

Mark 8:1-10

  • This story is so amazing, yet it takes a backseat to the story of JESUS feeding the 5,000 men; not including the women and children. JESUS did indeed feed the great multitude (Mark 6:30-44) but his feeding the multitude of 4,000 men; not including the women and children is just as important and just as miraculous. At that time the multitude had grown to great numbers and JESUS called his disciples to tell them that he had compassion on them because they’d traveled with him for 3 days without food. JESUS said if I send them away fasting to their own house, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far (Mark 8:3). A good point to point out is the fact that a great leader cares about your well being: spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally. So now for food JESUS asks How many loaves do you have? He wasn’t asking because he didn’t know, because JESUS is all knowing. The disciples answered and said 7 loaves and JESUS then said to them to tell the multitude to sit on the ground. JESUS then took the bread and gave thanks, broke it and gave to the disciples to give to them. They also had a few small fish and JESUS gave thanks for the fish and told the disciples to pass them out. This scenario really speaks to me because JESUS being who he is could’ve just spoke and a multitude of food would have appeared but he chose to use the disciples as a vessel to administer the food to the multitude. It’s just like today, JESUS wants to use you to feed others, clothe others, teach others, spread the gospel, admonish others, edify, and encourage each other; but are we doing these things? We shouldn’t be told to do something that the Word has already said to do, the guideline has already been set in place, it’s up to us to follow it. Are you willing to allow GOD to use you or will you be too stubborn and quench the spirit? Also, we have to remember that we can’t limit the ability of JESUS because like I stated earlier; he could’ve given an overflow like he did to Simon Peter and Andrew (Luke 4-7) but instead JESUS just broke bread from bread and fish from fish just to fill them. Sometimes an overflow blessing isn’t needed and JESUS supplies you only with what you need to be filled. Since the multitude around him were all filled, there was no need of an abundance of food. JESUS knew exactly what he was doing by miraculously feeding 4,000+ individuals with 7 loaves of bread and a few fish, and JESUS did receive glory. The story goes on to say that the entire multitude was filled and they even took up 7 baskets of fragments. What a mighty GOD I serve. Yes it’s personal, just like your relationship with him. I invite all of my readers to come to the body of Christ where there is everything you need and you can be freed from any demonic spirit pressing against you. There is room in Christ, just believe in Jesus as the Savior of the world.