‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God’

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Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)

” But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

All these things…our dreams, hopes, desires and we can experience the blessings of God, because His hand is involved in what we do. Most of the time we don’t recieve what we ask for because we have within us selfish desires, but when we can see the hand of God in what we do and our foundation is steadfast in Christ Jesus our Lord…EVERYTHING that you do, touch and claim in Jesus name SHALL be blessed as long as we seek the Kingdom of Heaven and ALL its righteousness…those kingdom virtues that sets us apart from the rest of the world. My dear brothers and sisters…claim those kingdom virtues over your life today and your love ones and watch and see that our God is the same yesterday…today…and forever. May Our God and Father in heaven continue to bless each of you as you grow from faith to faith and glory to glory in Jesus name, Amen.

“FOLLOWING CHRIST IN THIS LIFE….”

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Requires one to have faith in He that dwells within us.

“And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23

Do we really know the ways of God? Do we really know how to keep in step with the Holy Spirit that dwells within us? The Word of God states that; There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12. The Holy Bible suppose to be our [B]asic [I]nstructions [B]efore [L]eaving [E]arth, however we tend to lean on our own understanding and begin to drift away from the truth of the Word and incorporate the things of the world; based on what we see, into our walk of faith, leaving us struggling within ourselves; flesh fighting against the Spirit and then we wonder why things aren’t working out according to the way we planned them. We receive many signals from the Spirit that tries to lead us, teach us, and guild us into all truth and the correct way to walk this walk of faith, but there always seems to be present with us this nature that keeps us from carrying out the things of God as we ought to…I’ve failed in this area many times in my life. God states that; “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9. And again the Apostle Paul states in Romans chapter 7:14-23; “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I…  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” The classic battle of the “flesh against the spirit.” As the Body of Christ…a spiritual church that is being built up in Christ, need to start realizing and claiming that identity in Christ and that authority given by Christ in this life and walk that walk of faith with such kingdom virtues that we begin to witness the power of the Holy Spirit just as if it were the yesterdays of our brothers and sisters that are now in that “Hall of Fame of Faith..” Hebrews chapter 11. Let us learn from them, for they were just as we are today, but with some exceptions…they believed; He said it…I believe it, should be our attitude when walking in faith…The Word said it, and I believe it. No room for doubt, confusion, discord, wavering or arguing amongst one another, but loving one another, praying for one another and speaking with the authority that has been given us from on high as men and women of God. Amen. Therefore, let us take on this attitude as we continue to walk in faith beholding before us the path many have already sacrificed to keep this torch, this flame of the Holy Spirit lit within us as children of the living God. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you, protect you, keep you and bless EVERYTHING you do and touch in Jesus name. Amen…God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

 

“SPIRITUAL DIVISION” WITHIN THE BODY OF CHRIST…

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DESTROYS THE BODY WORST THAN CANCER

“You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? 

This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?…”

Ephesians 3:1

Today there is a grand problem that is destroying Believers all over the world; divisions and different denominations. It appears to have Christian Believers jumping from one foot to the next in seek of something firm to stand on by the Preaching of many Pastoral Leaders, Teachers and Ministers that have seem to have lost their way themselves. Denominations are nothing more than a disagreement on Scripture based doctrine that for some reason appears to be difficult for “Mature Christians” to come into agreement with. Our God is NOT a God of confusion, but a God of order that makes His Word very clear, even to babes in Christ, therefore leaving us to believe that our supposedly walk of faith is based on a spirit of pride or being puffed up in knowledge, or worst…a form of Godliness, but denying its power…this should not be. There is only One Spirit…One God…One Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and why then has the Gospel of our Lord been watered down and The Body of Christ weakened? “The World” stands on the outside watching the Body of Believers in this disarray and uses this to expose our lack of unity and purpose and our strength of one mind, one heart and one Spirit against us for the dissecting by the enemies of God. I personally believe that this is one of the reasons we have become weak, sick and with the demonstrating power of the Holy Spirit evident in our walk of faith today…lack of unity, therefore leaving us divided walking without faith; my opinion of course. Many then turn and walk away from the loving and open arms of our Lord to seek elsewhere for what their congregation lack and non-believers see this as a reason NOT to come to our Lord because it seems as though the household of God needs cleaning first; “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5. There were those who thought that they should follow Paul and those who thought they should follow the teaching of Apollos,1 Corinthians 1:12, “What I am saying is this: each of you says, “I’m with Paul,” or “I’m with Apollos,” or “I’m with Cephas,” or “I’m with Christ.” This alone should tell you what Paul thought of denominations or anything else that separates and divides the body. But let’s look further; in verse 13, Paul asks very pointed questions, “Is Christ divided? Was it Paul who was crucified for you? Or were you baptized in Paul’s name?” This makes clear how Paul feels, he (Paul) is not the Christ, he is not the one crucified and his message has never been one that divides the church or would lead someone to worship Paul instead of Christ. Obviously, according to Paul, there is only one church and one body of believers and anything that is different weakens and destroys the church (see verse 17. He makes this point stronger in 3:4 by saying that anyone who says they are of Paul or of Apollos is carnal. “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”1 Corinthians 3:11… “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” 2 Corinthians 11:4. Therefore, where is our faith? That faith we held when we first believed in Christ as Lord and Savior? That amazing grace faith that boldly proclaimed…His Word said it…I Believe It!!! Amen. Now let us therefore return to the days of old, where unity ushered in the Holy Spirit’s presence and power to work amongst us as a unified Body of Believers that hasn’t been given a spirit that shrinks back, but one that cries out ABBA Father. For we are the children of the living and Holy God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…joint heir Kings and Queens with our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore let us walk as such and God willing as we pray and confess our sins will heal us and strengthen us for what lay ahead during our walk in faith in this valley of the shadow of death. Give the enemy NO MORE footholds that will separate us; “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. Hebrews 5:12. May God the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ shine His light within our hearts and protect every work that you may do and touch in Jesus Name. Amen.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“OUT OF DARKNESS HE CALLED ME…”

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WITH THE LOVE HE DISPLAYED FOR ME.

Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends.”John 15:13.

My family in Christ…Believers…, can you imagine what love the Father has for us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? I mean, have you really given it much thought? Not only a love [that] a Holy and the all powerful God of creation would even consider us as a thought, but a love that’s so powerful and inseparable that He would ultimately send His one and only Son to die to save us all and all of creation by that same love, because of His great love for us? Have you meditated on that thought? Or even considered what our Lord had to go through in that hour, being found without sin carrying the sins of the world upon Him? What a terrifying dark hour that moment had to be. I couldn’t fathom the thought, though I have tried, which had led me to a mess of tears, because I couldn’t contain the emotions that accompanied the thought. During this process of growth, falling, getting up and trying again, repenting and pressing forward, struggling, yet holding on to that mustard seed faith even while the enemy taunted me, attacked me…He has always been right there never leaving my side because of that love He has for us. That alone humbles me, because I know I’ve felt I’m not worthy of such a great love and amazing grace. But He continues to remind me that; “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6. He called me out of darkness and what a darkness it was. A life of self destruction, a life that had became incorporated with the world of things. Chasing after endless illusions the enemy would lay before me without realizing while all the time heavens eyes were upon me and at the proper time…He called me, He introduced Himself to me and this not with words only, but by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to let me know HE…is alive, that HE…does exist and that HE…has a love for us that no mind could possibly conceive. Amen. I‘ve heard some ask the question that if indeed a person be saved, why does so many continue to fall during their walk of faith? It would leave some to believe that a Christian/Believer’s conversion is not authentic if one continue to fall into sin, which however leaves us with those that point the finger, accuse, judge, and make comments like; “That’s why I don’t trust churches, or Pastors”…etc…, right? In my times of failures, it would crush me literally, because I knew I loved God, my Lord, and His Word, but I couldn’t for the life of me understand why after all I’ve seen and witnessed (spiritually) why I continued to repeat the same actions, habits as before after accepting Christ, which left me feeling as the lease of God’s household. Then witnessing the struggle of the Apostle Paul…; For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.…”  Romans 7:14-23 (please read) …began to shine light on the fact that even though being born again caught up with Christ spiritually in positioning, physically, mentally and emotionally we’re going through this process of change to become more like our Lord to continue this great commission and walk of faith, however by no means does this permit one to continue in the sinful nature you were once called out of, but to resist, and to fight to make that calling sure as we press forward in faith and love. Amen. This is what such a display of God’s love compels one to do…fight for that positioning in the Kingdom of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ in which we stand united as the Body…Praise God. Therefore, may this great display of God’s love compel us into action to stand up in faith as a spiritual house, a spiritual family in Christ Jesus our Lord unwavering and uncompromising with the enemy as we continue in the great work set before us. May all power, honor and glory be given to such an awesome God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and may the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob continue to watch over, protect, and bless everything you do and touch in Jesus name. Amen.

 

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“A BROKEN SPIRIT AND A CONTRITE HEART…”

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IS WHAT GOD DESIRES TO HEAL OUR CONDITION.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:

 Who can know it?”Jerimiah 17:9

No other person in Biblical history can better share this example of a broken heart and contrite spirit better than the one who understood the sin he committed and tried to hide within his heart other than King David when he felt the hand of God pressing upon him…”the man after God’s own heart”…when he wrote in PSALMS 51; Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” (Please read the rest). Psalm 51 is marked by true characteristics of repentance such as:

  • Appeal to the mercy of God
  • Honesty
  • Understanding of the severity of sinning against God
  • No excuses or justification
  • Desire to reform
  • Recognition that forgiveness is not deserved but by grace alone

So we see here that giving more in church, more community work or volunteering our time, IS NOT what God requires of us as though it was by our deeds, (as the enemy would have us to believe, but God’s grace.) We tend to think if we just repent and move on as though it’s ok, we’re safe and right with God again, but warning against such thought, (one could be easily influenced by Satan to think all is fine, besides others do the same, right?) because the Word of God does states; But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” 1 John 1:9… this stands true however, the kind of repentance we offer is something else. (The enemy fails to mention this part.) The Apostle Paul confirms that; For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.”2 Corinthians 7:10. What did it say…? There’s no regret. Amen. Meaning now, you are of a clear conscience before God, and Satan cannot use this “sin” to continue to accuse us or make us feel guilty for falling, if indeed there are some of us unsure about what we have done and just for some reason can’t find “peace of mind” with it, this may be the reason. It need to be laid bare before God in all honesty and poured out…then we can tell those demons; “Silence! I’m already forgiven for that by the cleansing of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by the washing of His blood.” Amen. The Kingdom of our Lord’s has an order and we as children of the living God live by that order; to worship our Father through our Lord and Savior in “Spirit and in Truth” and there is no other way…that’s law. My point in sharing is that we are merely passing through completing a work given unto us, and therefore we are living sacrifices, living by kingdom standards (spiritual) while in the flesh of our bodies (physical) our minds are still trying to grasps the depths of God’s wisdom as we grow from faith to faith and glory to glory. There is a difference between “I’m so sorry for sinning against you and my God…forgive me (from the heart), than “I’m sorry…for getting caught”, kind of attitude as we all know. We will stumble, fall, bump our heads, etc…, but what better way to practice such a repentance and grow up in spiritual maturity now, than to continue to get knock around by the world from lack of Knowledge and destroyed by the enemy because of spiritual ignorance of who we are in Christ and the requirements of our Lord and God in heaven? Therefore let us be reminded of whom we serve; the ALL knowing, ALL powerful, King of Kings and Lord of Lords…the first and the last, the same God yesterday, today and forever, be ALL  glory and praise and honor. Amen. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you, protect you and keep you and your household from ALL seen and unseen danger and continue to bless EVERYTHING you may do and touch in this life. Amen. God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“STIR UP YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS…”

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BECAUSE THE TIMES DRAW NIGH.

“For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.…” 2Timothy 1:6

Has it really dawned on us the life and service we as children of the living God, the life we’ve been called to? The work and task that is at hand in Christ Jesus our Lord? If not, please allow me to remind you as well as myself. It is a life of servitude, sacrifice and of love. I often forget these things when I’m faced with worldly situations or just wanting to participate in certain things I see “the world” engaging in, as though I’m being left out of something very important, then in an instant I’m reminded of the Apostle Paul’s words; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),…”Ephesians 5:8, stings a bit, but it is the truth and I can do nothing against the truth only for the truth. Then he also goes on to state; “For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.…” Romans 6:21. Family, I believe this is where suffering as we see it, denying the flesh its desires and passions according to “the world” standards comes in. Though we are in “the world”, we are not of the world, we don’t “act” as the world, speak as the world speaks or even see as the world sees…by no means at all. We were bought at a very high price…the shedding of the Blood of Christ, our Lord and Savior and we belong to Him and one another, and as it is with our immediate family members, so it is at times with our spiritual family…we don’t all at times about the same things, but God has given us as a spiritual family a way to look beyond the physical barriers that separates many worldly families and that is the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ that works in all and through all to come to an agreement in love, and in patience and with wisdom and understanding, that we may mature spiritually and press forward in that higher calling that is found ONLY in our Lord and Savior. Amen. He has also equipped us with the proper talents and gifts to lean on one another in the hour of need that NONE shall be lacking anything for spiritual growth and maturity. Therefore, let us press forward in our faith, flaming into fire the precious talents and gifts bestowed upon us by glorious Father, being about His business which He has so graciously called us for in this life that we may not be disqualified by the cares and concerns of this world and its affairs. For our Lord knows ALL that we are in need of, and hears even the slightest whisper of our concerns, fears and doubts. So having said this, let’s move forward rekindled in our faith, hope, and love for one another and a renewed spirit that’s ready to give account for the faith that we share as part of His heavenly kingdom and for His glory. Amen. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob protect you from the evil one and watch over you and your household in Jesus name. God bless.

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels

“IF WE TRULY BELIEVED”…IN WHO WALKED BY OUR SIDE

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WE WOULD NEVER WALK IN FEAR OR DOUBT AGAIN.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

“Really…what causes us to fear? Is it the uncertainty of the unexpected in a world that appears to be falling apart before our eyes? Or perhaps the unknowing of what takes place around us spiritually? There could be a number of things which causes us to fear and doubt, whether it’s for family, job insecurities, our walk of faith being “lukewarm”, or just our unknown future. The fact is as children of the living God, sealed with the Holy Spirit and saved by His grace…what should we fear? The Lord stated that; “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 and again He states; But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.” If we indeed believe and have faith in our Lord who foreknew us, called us, predestined and redeemed us at the price of shedding His blood on the Cross…then whom shall we fear? “If God is for us, who can be against us?” We have to start really beholding our Lord and savior before us in ALL that we do in faith and in love until this reality becomes a routine habit of thinking. The time is now that we as the body of Christ stand in and on our faith, because this is how we overcome this world. No longer swaying to deceptive illusions and things that tickle our ears to please the flesh and its desires, but truly stand up and present ourselves before the Lord as one worthy of his / her calling. This flesh is very weak to the things that the eye sees and has become an easy target in which that the enemy no longer appear to be threaten by. Why is that? Because so many of us as “Believers” compromise with the enemy without even knowing…”My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6. I know being human has its flaws and without those flaws and defects we would have never needed a Savior…Praise God for my defects, because I am guilty more than I wish to recall and I consider myself unworthy even to be in the thought of God as one worth saving, but He showed me mercy and extended that amazing grace even unto me. Amen. How compassionate, kind, loving and generous a God we serve. Now brothers and sisters, it’s time for us to make that calling sure and realize who walks along side of us in this walk of faith, for He said; “Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them (the enemy). For it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will not leave you or forsake you.”  These are the words of an ALL powerful, All knowing, ALL seeing God who is not a man that He should lie, that keeps us as the apple of His eye. WOW! If you believe just one letter, one word in the Word of God…then claim these promises of God on your life this day and watch what Our God, our King and Lord can do through you with such a faith…my God…we would usher in the Kingdom of God before our eyes, because we would be more than ready for the appearing of our Lord and King, who is worthy to be praised and magnified. Amen. Having said that I will say this, let us not walk in fear any longer, or doubt that we may see the miracles of old right before our eyes as in those days. He is the same God yesterday, today and forever. We MUST return to that original faith as when we first believed in our Lord as Savior, as the days of the Apostles and our forefathers of faith…God said it…I believe it…that’s that. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1.  Only believe. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob keep you and watch over you and your love ones against ALL unseen hurt harm and danger. May He bless you in ALL you do and touch as we move from faith to faith and glory to glory. God bless.

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?  Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No  one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?  As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Roman 8:31-39. AMEN!!!!

 

REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.  

http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Angels-United-States-Slavery/dp/1491815663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380993713&sr=1-2&keywords=battlefield+of+angels