New Creation

Written by admin on March 14th, 2017

Therefore, if anyone [is] in Christ, [he is] a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Cor. 5:17 NKJV)

Everyone who is “in Christ” through faith in His name is a “new creation”. We are new people. We are no longer who we were before we put our trust in the Lord Jesus. We are not the “old man” reformed or improved. We are a “new creation”. Yes, we have the same bodies, but they are mere tents in which we dwell. Someday in glory. we will trade these temporal, earthly tents for eternal heavenly ones.

Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus

 

All Sufficiency In All Things

Written by admin on March 30th, 2014

And God [is] able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may have an abundance for every good work. (2 Cor. 9:8)

When considering the connection between grace and good works, God’s ability is the priority issue. “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you.” The Lord intends for us to be the objects of His ever flowing grace. Our God is fully capable of accomplishing such an outpouring of His grace. The Lord desires to “make all grace abound toward you”. He wants to impact our lives with every aspect of His grace (all grace”). He has grace available in every category that we will ever need. He is ready to flood our lives with such grace (abound toward you”). This term (“abound) could be illustrated by compelling waves consistently rolling up on the seashore leaving their inevitable imprint. Whenever we place our dependence in the Lord, He supplies everything that is necessary (all sufficiency”) for everything He would have us to do (“in all things”).

 

Strong In Faith

Written by admin on March 22nd, 2014

He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God (Rom 4:20 NKJV)

Abraham praised and thanked God before Sarah ever got pregnant. You see, true faith gives glory to God before the answer ever comes. Why? “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1 NKJV) Faith causes us to see things as God sees them. How does God see them? As though they already exist! Abraham gave glory to God for 13 years; it was 13 years between when Abraham receiving the promise and Sarah actually becoming pregnant. You see giving God the glory does something in the believer’s life; it gets our eyes off of the situation and the circumstances and on to God and His Word. It’s a way of getting our focus right. Abraham was strong in faith because he kept looking at God.

 

Twilight Of The Second Day

Written by admin on February 18th, 2014

[Hosea 6:1-3 NKJV] 1 Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. 2 After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight. 3 Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter [and] former rain to inter the earth.

This is very interesting prophecy in light of what Peter says in 2 Peter 3:8 – there he said, But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day [is] as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. You see there’s a sense in which Jesus has been gone for only two days instead of 2000 years. If that’s the case, then we’re in the twilight of that second day. And as God said through the prophet Hosea, On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight. Praise the Lord!

 

Everybody Is Living For Somebody

Written by admin on February 2nd, 2014

“And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15

Everybody is living for somebody. We’re either living for self, living for the devil, or we’re living for the Lord. Those who “live” in the above verse are those who have received Jesus and what He did on the cross where He took our place under God’s judgment and wrath. If that describes you, then Jesus died and rose again so that you might live for Him not for yourself or for the devil.

 

Only The Word

Written by admin on January 18th, 2014

 I charge [you] therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season [and] out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 2Tim. 4:1-2 NKJV

Paul is clear in this instructions to Timothy; it is the Scriptures that equip us for every good work (2 Tim. 3:16-17). So, we are not surprised to find that the immediate charge to Timothy is to teach and preach the Word. Nothing else will accomplish the task. We can tell inspiring stories, sing beautiful or peppy music, fill our calendars full of social events, create elaborate programs, and provide small groups for every conceivable interest. However, if the Scripture is not diligently, systematically, and correctly taught, programs, drama, and entertainment may amuse, soothe, inspire, and stir the emotions, but they will not build Christians. Only the Word of God can do that.

 

I Will Never Leave

Written by admin on January 18th, 2014

“And the LORD, He [is] the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deut 31:8 NKJV

As we start this New Year, remember whatever comes our way or whatever the Lord brings into our life He is with us and He will provide everything we need to face it. The Lord said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Heb. 13:5 NKJV. THANK YOU JESUS!

 

Perfect Peace

Written by admin on December 29th, 2013

So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass which the Lord has made known to us.” And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in the manager…Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them. Luke 2:15-20

What we see and hear has a direct impact upon our heart and mind. When these shepherds heard the message from the angels and then saw Jesus, they were forever changed. So much so that is caused them to worship God! What have we been filling our hearts and minds with this past year? Are we focusing on the things the Lord says and the things He’s done in our lives? Or are we focusing on the things of this world?

Isaiah the prophet said, “Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusts in Thee.”

 

Going fishing

Written by admin on December 29th, 2013

Jesus said, “…follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

As we follow Jesus making Jesus the number one pursuit of our life and seeking Him with all our heart, He said, “I will make you fishers of men.” In other words, He will be the One who gives us the desire and the ability to tell others about Him. In the Greek, the word for make is poieo which means to provide a person or thing with a certain quality. In a causative sense, it speaks of causing to do or to be. In Matthew 4:19, the object, the followers of Jesus, is not the source of the provision or ability. Jesus is! Jesus is the One who makes us fishers of men. It’s not something we can work up within ourselves. It’s a work of God in my life. As I follow the Lord pursuing Him with all of my heart, He in turn gives me a compassion for those that don’t know Him and a passion to tell them about Him.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Written by admin on May 12th, 2013

When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwell first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 2 Timothy 1:5-6

Mothers and grandmothers have a tremendous and awesome responsibility. God has called every mother and grandmother to be a woman of faith and to pass that faith on to their children and grandchildren. We pray that as a mom you will seek the Lord with all of your heart and that you will be able to share your faith and your relationship with Jesus Christ with your children and your children’s children.