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AAACHRIST

I have been given the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). I have been bought with a price; I am not my own; I belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

A GOD PRMISESSALVATION

Ephesians 1: 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every  way.

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Ephesians 3: 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

SALVATION

 

“In reply Jesus declared, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.'” (John 3:3, NIV)

I laugh when I hear born again believers say they are out of work.  You seem God has plenty of work for us to do.  In fact, He gave us a job of telling people about Christ and many think it’s something that we aren’t supposed tp do.  In fact, if your family or friends are anything like mine you will get the strongest reaction from them when you let them know that you are born again.  And that reaction most likely won’t be that great!   People who really like you realize that they don’t so much.  They just thought they did.  You are quietly ostracized mainly by Christians who feel you are a tad too serious.  It happens so much…that you get used to it.  You have two choices at this point…(cause its a test) because you can either scale it back (your zest and enthusiasm) or you can keep praying, keep staying before God…ignoring all of the people and their views…keep being you!   I do not have time to evaluate what others are doing…because the devil tries his best to get me off course…but Hod daily loads me with benefits!   And I’m so glad.  Stsy on course…remember why you’re here and complete your mission!

 

 

AAACHRIST

 

 

I have been given the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). I have been bought with a price; I am not my own; I belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

 

Matthew 3: 2 “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”    (From The Smith Wigglesworth Devotional

I do not have permission to copy this, but I encourage yopu to purchase this book.  Today’s message challenges us to focus not so much on love, love, love; but on repent, repent, repent.

You see Jesus came to end your suffering, but first you must repent or confess   to him (between you and him) your sins and that you are sorry, ask for forgiveness and ask for help and peace.

Then you must accept him as your LOrd and Savior and the master of your life.  Then you can be sure of the plan of God for your life and for change faster than you can imagine.

Find yourself a good church home where they teach the Word of God so that you can continue to thrive and move forward.

A Final Thought (from the book)    (I love this quote)  ”  Weeping is not repentance, sorrow is not repentance.  Repentance is turning away from sin and doing the work of righteousness and holiness.”  (Page 454)

Every Soldier must be saved!   Please pray for their peace, protection and salvation!

 

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Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my

 

I was so empty before I took God on.  You know, I’ll admit that I knew about Jesus as a child.   Nobody in my family was sold out for God; not even me…as a result…the fire never burned in me.  The emptiness took over.  Eventually whatever was there was pushed to the background.  I jumped back and forth between nothingness and being with God.  Nothingness won out for a long time.  Then, I got sick of it.  There had to be something better…so I ran to the light of God.  I re discovered the Christmas miracle.

 

I did not automatically get the fire.  Because of that, there really wasn’t too much to hold me.  I actually found the fire looking for something else from God!    All I can say is wowee!!!

MATT 7:21 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”

My prayer for you today is that when you receive the Gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ; the door to heaven…that you will ask for the fire!   God will give it to you..if you ask! 

 

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” —Romans 10:9-13

“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave His only begotten [unique] Son….” (John 3:16) Amplified Bible
COMMENT: For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a poor self-image. I guess it started when I was a youngster and was rebuked by guys my age because I was “athletically challenged”. (Can you imagine a Black  kid living in a ghetto and not knowing how to play basketball?) In school when sports teams were chosen, I was always the last person picked. In adulthood this led to some peculiar attitudes and resulting action, trying to hide my inferiority complex by putting on a superior facade.
There was a time when I would not use coupons at the food market because I didn’t want anyone to think that I was poor. For the same reason, I  would never look into my wallet while I was in the store because I didn’t want anyone to think that I was checking to see if I had enough cash to pay for my groceries. Every time Equitable, my company, would hold a convention I had to have a new outfit, something “they” had not seen before. Recently I came across a list of goals I had set in 1970; among other things it included the purchase of 8 new suits in 1971. Now why in the world would I need to purchase 8 new suits? The Cadillac automobile I leased was part of my stupid strategy. Now that I am a Christian, “I’ve got a new attitude.” Christ‘s death for man gives us God’s ultimate evaluation of the worth of man in His sight. Therefore, I am highly esteemed in God’s sight. It doesn’t matter what man thinks of me. I am confident in the steadfast love of my Heavenly Father. I’m His treasured possession and the apple of His eye. That works for me!
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Deut. 32:10, Luke 14:11 and 18:14
WISE SAYING: WE WOULDN’T WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF US IF WE KNEW HOW LITTLE THEY DID! 

I was in front of the casino downtown, on the steps actually.  I had just walked out the door.  I had all of my money back.  I had traveled to two casinos.  The first I left with less than ten dollars.    I had lost fifty dollars that I really needed at the first casino. For some “really stupid” reason I had thought that I could win when I wanted to. It had all become such a burden and to make matters worse; it was my birthday.


I needed to make a phone call.  That was the only one recourse for me…I said a prayer:  “Father, please take this off of my heart.”  I remember saying how sorry I was for making such a mess of my finances.

That was August of 2000. I had supposed that I’d have more control when I went back or that I would cool it for awhile.  Instead, I never went back again.  God was cleaning me up.  He had bigger plans for me.  It wouldn’t be long before I found a great Bible teaching church, developed a prayer life, started a prayer group with friends, began to write about God on the Internet and begin to do the work of the ministry.  My life did a total revolution all because of God’s mercy.

Today, I ask you to examine yourself.  Is there anything that you would like to have cleared out of your life.   This is a good day to say a prayer.  God is not a feeling.  If you do not have a connection to God; know this:  He’s just waiting to have  a connection with you.  He wants to meet your every need.  He wants to spend time with you.  He wants to take your burdens from you.  He wants you to be healed, to have peace, to be wise, to be safe, to have no fear.  He wants to protect you…there is no one, nothing that can want your life to be better.

We’ve all missed the mark or sinned; but we have to admit it, not to the world; but to God:

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23)

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12)

“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:10)

Jesus said: “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:5)

I know that God sent His son Jesus to atone for our sins:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

We must acknowledge Christ as the master of our lufe:

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

We invite Jesus into our hearts to be our personal savior:

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10)

We do this in prayer:

Salvation Prayer

My Dearest Father, I have sinned and I ask for  your forgiveness today. I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and that he died  for my sins,  and  made available unto me  redemption,  sanctification, wisdom and right standing with God.   He paid the price with His blood.  I invite the Lord Jesus into my heart right now and I accept him as the Lord of my life to be my personal savior.

What’s Next?

If you’re like me…you will need direction.  Develop a prayer life and get a good bible with a great reference section and start reading it.

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105)

If you do not have a church home that is teaching you ; pray and ask God to send you one.

Then…

pray about everything that comes up.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)

Always REmember:

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)

And most importantly:  Tell others about Christ:

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)