Wednesday, May 18, 2022

YOU must have been CHOSEN by GOD

 

John 7:37

King James Version

37 In the last day, 

that great day of the feast, 

Jesus stood and cried, 

saying, 

If any man thirst, 

let him come unto me, 

and drink.


You're not here by accident.

Surely, you thirst for something real?

Tired of the world's lies?

Don't know what to believe anymore?

Then you'll love what you'll find here.

For the HOLY SPIRIT wants to tell you important things.

As always, only SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE can guide you.

JESUS made sure of that.

It's time you knew these things.

SCRIPTURE is the BEST foundation.

That you may come to know GOD's TRUTH.


You were meant to be taught of GOD, through JESUS.

John 6:45

King James Version

45 It is written in the prophets, 

And they shall be all taught of God. 

Every man therefore that hath heard, 

and hath learned of the Father, 

cometh unto me.


GOD sent you to JESUS.

John 6:37

King James Version

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; 

and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.


For GOD doesn't want you to perish.

John 6:39

King James Version

39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, 

that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, 

but should raise it up again at the last day.


He wants you to have EVERLASTING LIFE.

John 6:40

King James Version

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, 

that every one which seeth the Son, 

and believeth on him, 

may have everlasting life: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.


That's why He drew you to His SON.

John 6:44

King James Version

44 No man can come to me, 

except the Father which hath sent me draw him

and I will raise him up at the last day.


JESUS chose you for a PARTICULAR purpose.

John 15:16

King James Version

16 Ye have not chosen me, 

but I have chosen you, 

and ordained you, 

that ye should go and bring forth fruit, 

and that your fruit should remain: 

that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, 

he may give it you.


In bearing much fruit, GOD is GLORIFIED.

John 15:8

King James Version

8 Herein is my Father glorified, 

that ye bear much fruit; 

so shall ye be my disciples.


When you believe in JESUS, you are given ETERNAL LIFE.

John 10:28

King James Version

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.


NO ONE could be greater than GOD.

John 10:29

King James Version

29 My Father, 

which gave them me, 

is greater than all; 

and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.


Never will you thirst again.

John 7:38

King James Version

38 He that believeth on me, 

as the scripture hath said, 

out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.


A born again will never thirst.

Ever again.

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


If GOD's WORD brings tears of happiness, and recognition, to your heart, then you know you've been chosen.

GOD gave you to His SON.

That you may be loved.

That you may be saved.

That you may be instructed.

That you may have eternal life.

JESUS tells you EVERYTHING He has heard from the FATHER.

John 15:15

King James Version

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; 

for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: 

but I have called you friends; 

for all things that I have heard of my Father 

I have made known unto you.


How can you bear to accept the world's lies?

Now that you know ABSOLUTE TRUTH?

John 1:17

King James Version

17 For the law was given by Moses, 

but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.


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Friday, April 1, 2022

Proper HUMILITY

 

The LORD  JESUS said:

Matthew 11:29

King James Version

29 Take my yoke upon you, 

and learn of me; 

for I am meek and lowly in heart: 

and ye shall find rest unto your souls.


How beautiful it is to be guided by the SPIRIT of GOD!

He makes you see, what you can't, on your own.

Such as responsibility for others.

Of how all our lives are linked.

And of how vital it is we be guided by the SPIRIT of GOD.

Realizing we all have a hand in how the world turned out to be.

That we are all responsible for each other's lives.

Whether we're dads, moms, siblings, grandparents, husbands, wives, children, uncles, aunts, friends, colleagues, superiors.

Do pain, wars, and misfortune happen in a vacuum?

SPIRIT told me otherwise.

This is what He made me see today:

When we allow, 

we participate.


When we are indifferent, 

we are still part of it.


When we don't caution people, 

we are responsible for what happens to them.


Why, then should we blame others solely?

We, too, are part of it.

We can't be like Pilate, who washed his hands off the whole thing.

And not taking responsibility for the life of JESUS.

Even as it had been prophesied the LORD would die on the CROSS.

Sure, nothing could have stopped that.

Scripture -- the WORD of GOD -- is ALWAYS fulfilled.

And yet, a singular effort to stop the proceedings, with no thought of self, or status, could have revealed the chance for LIGHT in Pilate's heart.

His wife did have a dream, but he ignored it.

Let us not be that way.

LOOK what GOD searches for:

Psalm 14:2

King James Version

2 The Lord looked down from heaven 

upon the children of men, 

to see if there were any that did understand, 

and seek God.


We cannot change the destiny of people.

Only GOD has the power over our lives.

According to His WILL and WAYS.

But we sure can reveal GOD's LIGHT from our hearts.

We can reveal the PRESENCE of CHRIST in our hearts.

By our works we shall be judged.

Psalm 62:12

King James Version

12 Also unto thee, 

O Lord, 

belongeth mercy: 

for thou renderest to every man 

according to his work.


Next time we criticize others for their failings, we must look at our own failings first.

Where have we failed Christ?

Where have we failed others?

Where have we failed ourselves?

Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


JESUS very aptly reminds us:

Matthew 7:3

King James Version

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, 

but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?


Let's pray to be awakened by CHRIST, that we may SEE as HE SEES.

Better yet, be born again in CHRIST, that SPIRIT may show you many wonderful things!

And make everything clear, and simple, Scripture-wise.

GOD's TRUTH keeps us humble.

Only then can we be teachable, and effective.

Only then can we be a blessing to others.

Without TRUE humility, we are not CHRIST's.


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Sunday, March 20, 2022

When you don't TRUST GOD

 

For the anxious:

Proverbs 3:5-6

King James Version

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, 

and he shall direct thy paths.


SPIRIT's funny.

Just when we finished the TRUSTING GOD article, He prodded I write the NOT trusting GOD article.

So here goes.

What happens when you DON'T trust GOD?

What happens when you rely on your own wisdom?

What happens when you don't listen to GOD?

What happens when you don't KNOW God?

Oh boy, here's a short list:

You stumble.

You fall.

You fail.

You're a mess.

You're a wreck.

You fall all over yourself.

You cause danger to yourself.

You cause danger to others.

You'll be a bunch of nerves.

You'll go bald.

You'll go broke.

You lose your grace.

You get physically sick.

You get headaches.

Your tummy turns.

You get the runs.

You get wasted.


Want more?

There's chaos in life, work, relationships.

Because there's no GOD.

Because you don't listen.

Because you don't care for Him.

Because you don't believe in Him.

Because you think you know better.

But watch what happens when you SURRENDER to GOD.

It will be the BEST thing that can EVER happen in your life.

And I'm living proof of it.

I used to have everything.

Then I had nothing.

Because GOD was not my FOCUS.

I relied on my limited thinking power.

Until GOD thought better.

Humility hour came.

The day I held up the white flag, GOD came to my rescue.

STRAIGHT away!

He lifted me from my bootstraps, dusted me from all my mire, and made be BORN AGAIN.

Now, I have EVERYTHING.

Now, SPIRIT and I have 39 blogs and 24 books to tell you all about GOD's GLORY, MAGNIFICENCE, and POWER.

"Yeah, but that won't feed my family," you say.

See that, see that.

That's the answer that got you in the pit the first place.

Humans DON'T have the answers.

GOD is the ANSWER.

Luke 12:22-31

King James Version

22 And he said unto his disciples, 

Therefore I say unto you, 

Take no thought for your life, 

what ye shall eat; 

neither for the body, 

what ye shall put on.

23 The life is more than meat, 

and the body is more than raiment.

24 Consider the ravens: 

for they neither sow nor reap; 

which neither have storehouse nor barn; 

and God feedeth them: 

how much more are ye better than the fowls?

25 And which of you with taking thought 

can add to his stature one cubit?

26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, 

why take ye thought for the rest?

27 Consider the lilies how they grow: 

they toil not, 

they spin not; 

and yet I say unto you, 

that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

28 If then God so clothe the grass, 

which is to day in the field, 

and to morrow is cast into the oven; 

how much more will he clothe you, 

O ye of little faith?

29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, 

or what ye shall drink, 

neither be ye of doubtful mind.

30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: 

and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; 

and all these things shall be added unto you.


Further, JESUS reminds us:

John 6:35

King James Version

35 And Jesus said unto them, 

I am the bread of life: 

he that cometh to me shall never hunger; 

and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.


TIME to FEED ourselves, our family, and our friends, the WORD of GOD.

For we are all in DEEP spiritual HUNGER.

Only the WORD of GOD can feed us right.

For our bodies are the TEMPLE of GOD's SPIRIT.

Flesh will decay.

Minds will go.

Wealth will dissolve.

But the WORD of GOD stays.

After all, the WORD created the WORLD.

But that's for another story.

Isaiah 40:8

King James Version

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: 

but the word of our God shall stand for ever.


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Friday, January 21, 2022

The WIND that WALLOPED my back

 

1 Peter 5:10

King James Version

10 But the God of all grace, 

who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, 

after that ye have suffered a while, 

make you perfect, 

stablish, 

strengthen, 

settle you.


I once loved stuff.

Antiques.

Beautiful objects.

Collectibles.

I was once in business.

Selling these stuff.

Keeping a lot for myself, too.

I once kept moving house.

Moving from the small city, to the big city.

From the big city, to a tiny home in the province.

From the province, back to the big city.

All the while, keeping my favorite antiques.

Things that pleased me, but not the LORD.

He let me succeed for a while.

But one day, on a high unit above the street, God did something.

Of course, then, I thought it wasn't God who did that.

That day, sitting with my back to the window, I got a wallop.

Yup, my long Indian material, fashioned as a curtain, suddenly hit me right smack on the left side of my back.

As if an invisible hand wielded it.

The shock to my system, caused me pain.

For a WHOLE month.


How could that have happened?

How could a wind have appeared from nowhere?

How could a wind appear in an airless air well?

You see, my rented cubicle (more that, than an apartment), faced an air well.

It rose a third of the way up, for it was a 20 or 27-storey building.

That curtain whipped against that side of my back, and I was in pain for a month.

There was no wind that day.

Or ever.

As far back as I can remember.

I blamed it on the enemy.

A dear friend took pity on me one day.

She was an energy healer.

She's seen me through my many adventures, and travails.

One morning, she decided to help me, as I worked in the open air, selling my usual antiques.

"Looking" with her heart, she murmured something about my not having "love" in my heart -- thus, the pain in that area.

Her hand felt warm on my back, as she stood behind me, while I continued to sell at my table at the organic market.

It must have taken a lot from her, judging by the beads of perspiration she had on her upper lip.

All I know is that for the FIRST time in a MONTH, I was FREE of pain.

Oh, to be FREE of pain!

What I was not to know -- just yet -- is that GOD was alerting me to something.

Surely, many things.

Now that I've been His for the past 28 months, as born again, as student of SPIRIT, as workman, I've come to know why the wind walloped my back that day.

To wake me up to the fact that:

1. I was ensconced in the material world.

2. I was not living up to His will.

3. I needed to wake up to His truth.

4. I needed to wake up from my wickedness.

5. I needed to plain WAKE up.


It took another three years (slow learner that I am), to REALLY WAKE UP.

By that time, I had nothing.

I still wanted to remain in the big city, giving it another shot.

Thing is, GOD had shot down all my puny plans.

He had a plan for me.

So, He sent me dreams.

I even dreamt my late father was in a red top-down Cadillac, intent on picking me up from my last abode, with the objective of bringing me back home.

Where was home?

My earth home was the small city I grew up in.

I resisted the dream with all my might.

As if that had any effect upon GOD.

Within that same year, in 2001, I found myself back home.

What does one do, when one has nothing left?

You go back home.

Back to your folks.

Humbling, but it had to be done.

That's GOD's way.

No amount of resistance, can stop the LORD.

Jeremiah 29:11-12

King James Version

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, 

saith the Lord, 

thoughts of peace, 

and not of evil, 

to give you an expected end.

12 Then shall ye call upon me, 

and ye shall go and pray unto me, 

and I will hearken unto you.


SPIRIT gave me that necessary wallop.

Without which, I'd have thought I was invincible.

There was a time, everything I touched, seemed to turn to "gold".

I'm able to sell easily.

I'm able to make money easily.

Until God took away all that.

And directed me to His purpose.

To come home, be with family, and work for Him.

I can't complain I haven't tasted earthly comforts, even as heavenly things needed to be attended to.

When He made me born again, JESUS began instructing me, through the HOLY SPIRIT.

I began to see THEIR connection.

I began to really see things.

I began to understand all the dreams, images, and prompts, from decades past, through SCRIPTURE.

Everything was now based on the WORD of GOD.

And I understood WHO the wind was.

The ONE that walloped my back.

Waking me up.

To the truth of GOD.

To the truth of my being.

To the work that needed to be done.

To the teachings of JESUS.

To the power of the HOLY SPIRIT.

It's all GOD.

Nahum 1:3

King James Version

3 The Lord is slow to anger, 

and great in power, 

and will not at all acquit the wicked: 

the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, 

and the clouds are the dust of his feet.


Oh, how I LOVE the LORD!


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YOU must have been CHOSEN by GOD

  John 7:37 King James Version 37 In the last day,  that great day of the feast,  Jesus stood and cried,  saying,  If any man thirst,  let h...