Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jesus made a new and living way

You see, all have sinned, and all their futile attempts to reach God in His glory fail. Yet they are now saved and set right by His free gift of grace through the redemption available only in Jesus the Anointed. Romans 3:23-24 VOICE

When people work, their pay is not given as a gift, but as something earned. But people cannot do any work that will make them right with God. So they must trust in him, who makes even evil people right in his sight. Then God accepts their faith, and that makes them right with him. Romans 4:4-5 NCV

  The revelation of the gospel of grace has flooded the hearts and minds of many in the Body of Christ. When any truth comes forth, questions may arise. One question critics bring up is what about sin? 

 How do you "hyper-grace" preachers deal with the subject of sin? The short answer, (not being smart) is we don't deal with sin. Jesus already dealt with it at the cross over 2,000 years ago! He paid the full price and sat down, signifying the work was complete, finished, done! We rejoice in His work not in our performance! 

 The longer more specific response? It is simple, really. It's running to God whenever we miss it not running from God. Let's coin a modern phrase for this. Hot pursuit! It means laying aside all other interferences, distractions, obstacles, anything vying for your attention.  When a Law enforcement official is in hot pursuit, they're not halting movement to view the pretty sunset. They're going forward until they apprehend their target.

 The application of this illustration is only in the sense of complete and total focus on the prize. You see we've already been apprehended by our Father's love! When we miss it He doesn't leave us. He hasn't broken fellowship. He said He would never leave us or forsake us. He didn't add a clause to that promise saying I will never leave you unless of course you break fellowship by sinning or doing your own thing. This doesn't infer that we live a lifestyle of carnality and fleshly pursuit either. Now what do we mean by running back to God when we sin?

 It means we don't shrink back from God. It means we should run to Him and remain in His presence regardless of our emotions of guilt and grief. When we shrink back we impede maturing in Him. You see we are already accepted in Him. We want to grow in the grace of God. It's realizing this is a relationship with God as our Father. It is not an employee and employer contractual agreement business partnership. 

 Let's see how Jesus dealt with the sin of one of His own. Did Jesus kick Peter to the curb when He blew it? 

 Peter's sin:

 So they arrested him and led him to the high priest’s home. And Peter followed at a distance.  The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there.  A servant girl noticed him in the firelight and began staring at him. Finally she said, “This man was one of Jesus’ followers!”
 But Peter denied it. “Woman,” he said, “I don’t even know him!”
 After a while someone else looked at him and said, “You must be one of them!”
“No, man, I’m not!” Peter retorted.
 About an hour later someone else insisted, “This must be one of them, because he is a Galilean, too.”
But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord’s words flashed through Peter’s mind:“Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”  And Peter left the courtyard, weeping bitterly. 
                                                     Luke 22:54-62

 Peter sinned by actually denying Jesus Christ! One translation even states he cursed and swore that he never knew Christ. Denying the Lord is pretty serious. So what did Jesus do about it?

Jesus' response given through an Angel:

Don't be alarmed,” he said. “  know you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is not here—he has been raised! Look, here is the place where he was placed.  Now go and give this message to his disciples, including Peter... Mark 16:6-7a

 Note that Jesus didn't charge the sin to Peter's account. He had paid for the sin debt and dealt with it. He considered Peter a disciple not a fallen sinner. By calling Peter a disciple Jesus effectively removed the shame attributed to Peter's failure. (Now I'm not implying a type of universalist view of salvation. Peter accepted this forgiveness). 

 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 
                                                       John 20:20-22

  Peter received the Lord and His salvation. This is the point in time where the disciples became born again Children of God. They believed on the Lord and received His gift of righteousness. After Peter was born again he received the forgiveness of his sin. Take note that Jesus never threw Peter's sin in his face. Also note that while Peter had been completely  forgiven, he still was not serving in ministry at this time. He had gone back to fishing. He needed ministerial restoration. 

 Did Jesus withhold restoration? Did Jesus simply forgive Peter but "sit him down" until he repaid the sin debt of denying Jesus? No! Jesus forgave Peter, and restored him into a more fruitful ministry. 

Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore.  The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore. When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread John 21:7-9

 Jesus appeared on the beach where Peter was fishing. When Peter heard that it was Jesus what was his response? He ran toward Jesus! He didn't shrink back and hide.  Five or so verses later in this same chapter we see Jesus actually restore Peter to the place of ministry the Lord had called him to. 

 So what is the "hyper grace" response to sin? It begins with the understanding that because of the finished work He isn't imputing our sins to our account. We have no ability to "pay" for our sins anyhow. Even if you sat down from ministry for a hundred years. You could never repay your sin debt. The next thing is repentance or changing our minds (our thinking) about any behavior contrary to Him or the Word. It's choosing right believing over wrong believing. It's confessing our right standing even in the midst of our worst behavior pattern. This is what produces real heart change not behavior modification. It's maturing into what we've been made on the inside already. Finally it is running to God. It is never running from Him or shrinking back. It is running to Him knowing He always has better for us, more than anything this World can offer. 

 Grace is the true answer for sin in this age. Not moral codes or lists of rules. Law demands but grace supplies! Praise the Lord! Thanks for reading. I appreciate your feedback. If this has blessed you feel free to share with your friends and loved ones.

Monday, February 24, 2014


For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to end all God’s anger against us. He used Christ’s blood and our faith as the means of saving us from his wrath. Romans 3:24 TLB

 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. John 21:15-17

  In John's gospel we have the reference where Jesus clearly instructs Peter to feed His sheep. In this beautiful passage of ministerial restoration we can discover Jesus' heart about how to minister to His Church.

 It is noteworthy that Jesus took the time to restore Peter. He not only restored the trust, He brought Peter back to a more fruitful relationship. He knew Peter didn't "feel" worthy any longer to be in His presence let alone minister the Word. Jesus lovingly restored Peter back to a place of fruitful ministry. 

 For all those who fight restoring ministers who fall, how do you react to this portion of the Word? Jesus didn't give up on Peter even though he had committed a far deeper transgression than a sexual sin. Now sexual sin has much to high a price tag to even go near it! Flee from that temptation! Peter though had actually denied Christ Jesus. Yet Jesus in His love redeemed a life and turned it around to a fruitful world changing ministry!

 In this passage of John we are given a glimpse of God's heart. His desire for ministers and leaders is to feed the sheep! He doesn't desire "leaders" who feel the urge constantly to "beat" the sheep! 

 We need to embrace the truth not try and change it to fit our mold. God's Word declares God is not angry and wrath filled! He is not continually disappointed with His Church! To many put yokes and burdens on the people of God that drains their joy and love for God!

 What are some of these yokes? Let's examine some of these.
 1.) Fear. Many leaders use fear to control and keep the sheep in line! "If you mess up just once your on your way to hell!" Or "if you don't give your under a curse"! Holding eternal damnation or curses over people is not going to allow them to grow! It breaks people down. Relinquish fear! You are loved! He bore the curse for you! He has you secure in His hand!
 2.) Disappointment. When leaders make folk feel like they're a disappointment to them or God it causes many to just quit. You can never perform well enough if you feel you are always letting God down. Rejoice knowing we aren't holding Him up. He is bigger than our performance! He performed perfect so you don't have to! Our job is to simply believe it and receive it and remain thankful for His finished work!
 3.) Condemnation. Condemnation kills, period! Continually sensing you are a failure doesn't make you run to God and enjoy His presence. It makes you flee! It motivates you to run and hide from Him. I can hear God say He wants to fellowship with His people. He wants His children to come and sit on His lap and just be loved by their Father! Religion puts up signs all around saying, "Hold it! You aren't welcome here!" Lay aside these lies. You are the righteousness of God in Christ. You are accepted! 

 To many religious leaders have erected a sign around the pulpit. It states "don't feed the Sheep"! We need to take the Word of God and the love of the Father and kick these signs down! Jesus wants to feed His Sheep! He wants us to know who we are in Him! 

 Who are we? We are the accepted, the loved, the righteous, the healed, the prosperous. We are His kids! If you have accepted Jesus Christ all these are yours. If you haven't accepted Him. Know He isn't holding ANY sin to your account! He isn't mad at you! He just asks that you simply receive Him. You'll never be the same again! 
 It is really simple to receive Him. All you need do is say from your heart
    " Jesus died for me, He arose from the dead for me, He paid the complete price for me. I receive you Lord Jesus. I thank you for making me a new creation in you! I am now saved, delivered, healed and whole!"
 Its that simple! Thanks for reading leave any feedback I appreciate it! If you made this commitment definitely leave me feedback. Blessings.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Radical grace!

Since we have been acquitted and made right through faith, we are able to experience true and lasting peace with God through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, the Liberating King.  Jesus leads us into a place of radical grace where we are able to celebrate the hope of experiencing God’s glory. Romans 5:1-2 Voice

   The grace revolution began several years ago. Since then I’ve heard a phrase synonymous to this move of God used over and over. This phrase was radical grace. May I make an honest confession? I didn’t really like the phrase.
 Before you stop reading my post let me at least clarify my words. Thank you. I had my heart stirred hearing a beautiful gospel message of the finished work in 2009. A great man of God from Singapore brought healthy balanced much needed truth to this “tired” soul! I rejoiced in the knowledge that my striving and self-efforts were futile. I could actually rest in what my Savior did for me.
 Yet with any truth from God, inevitably our traditions, our stinking thinking, our sacred cows block further revelation. God is endeavoring to get further revealed knowledge to us sourced from the Word. Yet, we refuse that information through the channels of tradition; I’ve never heard that before, that’s just too good to be true or finding faults.
 To be honest my theology wouldn’t allow me to embrace fully this message of Grace. So because of this I concluded that the phrase radical grace was merely a buzz word trying to capture the hype off the man of God from Singapore.
 After much prayer and study and persistent truth coming from this great man of God I opened the floodgates of my mind. I relinquished the shallow understandings I had of Christ’s work on the cross. I moved more fully in my love for Him, thus realizing how much I had actually been forgiven!
 I fully embraced this message of grace! I finally understood pure grace. I must tell you it is in fact radical! His work is not meant to be continued or completed by our efforts and strivings. He has completely forgiven us! He forever sanctified us. He totally loves us.
 Best of all this revelation passed the ultimate test for truth. It is completely Biblical truth! It is not some foolish man made ideology designed to comfort us in our wayward state. It is not an outlet to pursue ungodly perversions and licentiousness. It is motivation for more devotion!
  Embrace His grace. It is radical! It is life changing! It propels you past every lie of satan and his defeated minions! It has turned my heart toward my Father like never before. Truly to whom much is forgiven the same loveth much!
 Thanks for taking the time to read these posts. Leave feedback I appreciate your comments. Blessings.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ten Proofs of God's Goodness 7

10. How God actually "corrects" or teaches the Church. It is always with His Word. Be it the through a minister or in our devotion times.
  All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

   And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets;        and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13

According to these passages God has given us His Word and His ministry gifts. These are what He gave us in order to perfect the saints. The Word instructs and mature the saints. The Word taught and studied is what truly brings correction and heart change.
This proves sickness, testings, and hardships and tragedies are not God's instruction methods. Disaster and death are not the training  methods God uses for His children! In our own lives at times it appears that God is in fact against us.
 When we miss it or are simply not maturing quickly in an area we tend to interpret every circumstance that comes our way. Usually it is always in the negative. We have the capacity to believe God is "punishing" us for losing our temper with our family or some other goofy mistake we make.
 Why do we always tend to "default" to this mindset? Because we have had a sin conscience drilled into us since receiving Christ as Savior and Lord. Instead of concentrating on His Word and, promise that our sins and iniquities He will remember no more, we keep remembering what we have done. We keep telling God what we've done. So any circumstance that comes tends to be interpreted that God is "getting" us. 
 God is not sending cosmic volts of wrath upon you! He is not sitting on the throne saying, "You filthy sinner!" "You missed it again!" "Angels quick get me that vial of cancer!" This is not the scene in Heaven today! 
 When Jesus walked the Earth He had some misfits for disciples. Now they were successful in their professions (fishermen, Tax collecting), but they still made errors while growing in the teachings of Jesus. Do a study for yourself. See how often Jesus had to say this to the disciples.
 "Again I say to you."
 You will be surprised how often He states this. The point though is Jesus was long-suffering. Jesus never told them, "This is the last time I tell you this!" "If you don't get this, you're gonna get it!"
 Jesus and the Father have healing in their hands not cursing! God is not bringing financial ruin or disease or job loss to "better" you.
He loves you with an everlasting love! Even when you miss it. He loves you back onto the right path. He is so good.
 In recap, these are the ten proofs God is always good. These ten proofs are ALL found in the Word. The Word reveals the Godhead is good, Jesus was God's will revealed. Jesus went about always doing good healing, never bringing disease. He is the same forever. He never changes if He was good when He walked the sandy shores of Galilee then He is still good. He is never sending hardships or evil your way. Two opposite streams cannot come from the same source. God is good never bad. He is not part of a divided Kingdom. His Word is all we need to grow, not affliction!
 There you have it. Thanks for taking the time to discover how good God is. Please leave feedback if this has blessed you. Blessings to you. 

Ten Proofs of God's goodness 6

9. A divided kingdom will fall not stand.

  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? Matthew 12:25-26  

If Father God “sent" evil and Jesus the Son stopped it that would  reveal a divided kingdom. For instance,  If Father God sent the storm in Mark 4 and Jesus rebuked the storm, stilling it He effectually worked against Father God. 

On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.  But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” Mark 4:35-41


Look closely at what is occurring in Jesus ministry. He along with His disciples are going into a ship and crossing onto the other side. This is His plan. He has a purpose. How do I know for sure that Jesus had a purpose? If you will continue reading into the fifth chapter of Mark you will see Jesus bringing deliverance to a man possessed with many demons. He needed to cross to the other side to bring deliverance to the captives!

 It would be counter productive for the Father in Heaven to send a storm to hinder Jesus' journey. God is a good God He was not sending trouble or turmoil to hinder the work of Jesus. Neither is He sending tribulation your way to hinder your purposes and plans.

 Think about this. If Father God sent sickness for His glory and Jesus, healed all manner of sickness wouldn’t that be robbing God from receiving glory? Obviously God didn’t send sickness then and He doesn’t now! 

God the Father and Jesus worked in unison destroying the works of satan
  For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil1 John 3:8

 We don't serve in a divided house! We have unity with the Father, Son and Holy Ghost! God is One! God is good!

 Therefore let us lay aside the false philosophies of men. Let us renew our minds from traditions of men to God's Word. We need no longer to entertain these ideas that God is putting hardships on us so Jesus can remove the burden thus receiving glory! 
 God the Father is not in Heaven creating some new form of illness, malady, infirmity or crippling disease to place on His Children so He can bring Jesus around to remove the illness and get some praise. God is not a narcissist! He is not in such need of attention that He creates disaster only to then cause it to be averted at the last moment thus receiving glory and attention! 

 The enemy (who is defeated), and a fallen sin cursed planet is what is truly at root for all negative circumstance. God is not the source of trouble but the solution to trouble. God is always good! 

 Thanks again for reading these posts. I appreciate always any feedback. Blessings in Him. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Ten proofs of God's goodness 5

8. According to James 3:10-12 Blessing and cursing and good and evil cannot come from the same source. 
Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.  Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh. James 3:10-12

1 John 1:5 reveals there is no darkness with God. 
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.1 John 1:5

John 1:4 In Him is life! God cannot simultaneously have healing and sickness flowing from Him!
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. John 1:4 

This is another astounding proof of How good God is! Two opposite and counter productive "streams" cannot flow from the same source. God doesn't have a little healing to give but, also a little disease to teach you. 

 God is not blessing a believer's business and simultaneously "working" to bankrupt another. He is not the source of opposition. He is the One interested in your prosperity not in demise or failure.

If the Church could finally understand how much He love us we wouldn't have so many confused believers. So many running to God trying to be "better" sons and asking Daddy to remove the hindrance on their business or marriage or finances or health. 

You can hear some crying out, "God I will try and do better if you could just remove this opposition you have upon me". Many are trying to "do better" or do more to get God to bless and not "curse" them. It is so sad seeing God's Family accusing the Father as the source of evil or contrary circumstances.

 Listen to the glad news! God is for you not against you! He isn't causing bankruptcy or sending financial ruin to you.   He isn't obstructing you in anyway from receiving from Him. Whether it's healing, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost, financial blessings or family restoration He is not withholding anything! 

 God so loves you. He is the source of blessing and not cursing. He has in Him goodness not badness. You can trust Him totally! He has your best in His purpose and plan for your life!

 God bless you. Thanks for stopping by and discovering God's true nature and character. I pray this post strengthens you. Leave feedback I appreciate any comments. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ten proofs of God's goodness 4

6. According to Hebrews 13:8 Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
 For I am the Lord, I change not Malachi 3:6

Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow James 1:17

God does not change! He is always the same. If He was good then He is still good today, and always will be! Jesus is the same amen!

 Why do so many believe that this Perfect Lord, who walked the Earth; healed, wrought miracles, brought forth provision for His people is now different? Has He had a change of heart when it comes to healing all who call upon Him? Because Jesus ascended to Heaven and is seated does this mean He no longer works miracles through His Church? If so when did He change? I never got that memo!

 One area many scholars and theologians get wrong is the motive Jesus had in bringing deliverance and healing to the masses. Some "teachers" make the assumption that Jesus worked miracles only to prove He was God in the flesh, the   Messiah.   So because Jesus' Healing power was to simply identify Him as the One now that He is in Heaven He no longer works miracles. I can see how they come to this conclusion. I believe it is lacking full truth though.

 The reality is this line of thinking negates the truth that the true heart motive of Jesus to heal and deliver and to provide is because He so loved them! His love and compassion is the full motive He brought help to so many! For God is love. No, it's not that He possess love but He is love! Beloved His compassion hasn't ceased. His love is still working miracles and bringing life and healing to all who call upon Him! 

 He changes not. This is another proof that He is good, forever good! 

7. In His Word He reveals He isn’t the One sending evil in our lives. 
  In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. Isaiah 54:14-15 

Evil may try and gather against us but, God says NOT by me! (note in Acts 10:38 oppression is connected with physical sickness. Jesus healed ALL from sickness and oppression. God says here oppression come NOT from Him. So God reveals He is not the One gathering sickness or disease against mankind. Sickness and disease therefore do not come from Him!) Evil doesn't come from His hands!

God has no evil to give His Church! Have you ever read Ephesians 5, the portion about the Christian family?
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.
                                                   Ephesians 5:29
 Notices what the Word clearly states here. The Lord nourishes and cherishes His Church. Tradition and religion interpret this Scripture as the Lord punishes, and scourges, and places sickness and the curse on the Church, to grow the Church! Thank God this is not truth! 
 God is good. He has no evil or wrath or destruction to give you. He has love, goodness and mercy for you! God is gracious! 

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Ten proofs of God's goodness 3

 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Acts 10:38

 5.  According to this passage Jesus only went around doing good. As we shared in the last point Jesus is God's will in action. Jesus demonstrated God’s heart and will while on Earth by doing only good. Jesus and The Father weren't acting contrary to the other.
  If God’s will and His “acts” are to bring tragedy, death, bankruptcy, famine, illness and hardships to teach mankind why didn’t Jesus demonstrate this while on Earth? He had plenty of opportunity. He had imperfect men following Him.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1Timothy 3:16

Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh. Yet we have no record of Him breaking anyone’s legs or bringing poverty to anyone. We never see Him bring sickness and disease to anyone to teach them patience or some other lesson. We have zero accounts of Him putting illness on someone to “better” them or to get their attention. 
   He never set His hands forth to bring pestilence and destruction to draw men close to Him. Contrary to religious tradition Jesus never put someone "flat on their backs so they could look up." The truth is Jesus never once caused any of these negative things. He never once sent anything but wholeness while walking as a direct representation of Father God on Earth. This proves beyond doubt it is not God’s will for these things to be in our live in any way or shape or form! God is all the time good. 
Much blessings and thanks to you for stopping by and reading this blog. Leave a comment if this has blessed you or even if you strongly disagree. Blessings.

Ten proof of God's goodness 2

4. Jesus is God’s will revealed to mankind. In other words He is the will of God in action. Examine these passages closely. This isn't my opinion. It is clearly revealed to us in the Word. When we see Jesus we see how life is done in Heaven.                                                                        
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power…                                                                                                     
John 4:34  Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.                                                      
John 5:19  Then answered Jesus and said into them, truly, truly I say unto you the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees The Father do: for what things soever He does, the Son does likewise.
John 5:30 I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.                                                                                                  
John 6:38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.                                                     
John 14:9 Jesus said if you have seen me you have seen the Father.                     
If you see Jesus you see Father God. You see God’s will personified. Jesus demonstrated goodness all His life while He walked on Earth. Jesus and the Father are on the same page if you will. If you can trust in Jesus finished work you can trust in the goodness of our Father! Study these passages for yourself. Go over them. Get the true image of God painted on the canvas of your heart. Relinquish the image expressed in your mind and thoughts that was implanted by wrong belief systems and traditions of men. He is always good! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out this post. Blessings, leave a comment if it blessed you. Even you disagree I appreciate feedback blessings!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Resting in His Victory!

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. John 10:26-27

The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages. [To all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed.] And no one is able to snatch them out of My hand. John 10:26-27 AMP

  With much research and study it is conclusive that these words of our Lord were revealing the absolute truth of our eternally secure redemption in Him. That in and of itself is worth rejoicing over. As I was researching this word perish in the original Greek language one aspect of the word stuck out to me.

 The word used for perish in Greek is the word apollumi. Thayer's Greek dictionary defines it as to destroy, to put out of the way entirely, render useless. Metaphorically to devote or to give over to eternal misery in hell. To perish, to be lost or ruined. One other aspect of the word was defined as to lose.
 Obviously this word proves we are eternally secure beyond doubt. Jesus declared when we truly believe we will never perish or be given over to eternal hell or to be lost. True as that is, I focused momentarily on that last part. To lose. Is it possible one aspect of His redemption is we don't have to lose? Could it mean we win?

 I submit to you emphatically YES! We are winners because of Christ. Look at these verses promising victory

Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, 2 Corinthians 2:14a

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

   I had a visitation from the Lord Jesus Christ one time years ago. In that time of deep prayer and fellowship with Jesus He revealed to me that we win! There is no loss for the Christian! Even in death we get to spend eternity with Him. How is that a loss? We win! We can win in this life! 
 Trust in Him for complete total victory! He is the God of the turn around. He can turn any negative circumstance around for the good! Don't lose heart or quit. He is our victory. Read the back of the book we win! Celebrate!  
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ten proof of God's goodness


Allow me to introduce God to you. I am going to be sharing over the next few posts on How good God is. I compiled ten proofs from God's Word that will prove beyond doubt how good He is. I realize that our present circumstances or past experiences may not reflect to our senses how good He is. I have a future post that will discuss some of those issues. If God is so good what about....? I will address some tough question at that time. For now let me introduce God to you. Here is the first three proofs that God is good.

1. What God the Father declared about Himself in the Word:
 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. Nahum 1:7
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him Psalm 34:8
You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees. Psalms  119:68 (notice here he only does good).
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights…James 1:17
Father God reveals He is good and only works good works. God and His Word are in agreement. Our Father is good.
2. What Jesus said about Himself while here on Earth.                               
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly John 10:10 KJV
The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 NLT
For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them. And they went to another village Luke 9:56 NKJV
Jesus came to give life, a satisfying life. He came to save not destroy men’s lives (which would include health, family, business and relationship with God). Jesus revealed his will towards humanity, to bring life and deliverance.

3. What the Word says about the Holy Ghost. 
      Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; Your Spirit is 
      good.  Psalms 143:10
         You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them...Nehemiah 
      The Scriptures have revealed the Holy Ghost is good to. So 
      there is no questioning the character of any person in the Divine  

   These first three proofs are clearly strong revelations from God's Word. God our Father is good. He is not some cosmic tyrant in the sky as some have painted Him. The Son of God is the One who came as a Lamb slain to pay the price for all mankind. He is not a vengeful angry God or the One withholding blessings. 
  The Spirit of God is good. He is not the One bringing condemnation to you when you miss it. The Word reveals the Spirit of God testifies to your spirit that you are a child of God if you've been born again and adopted into the Family. He doesn't convict you of your sin. Many misunderstand John's gospel. Jesus never said the Spirit convicts us of sin. It states the Spirit convicts the World of the sin of unbelief. He convicts us of our right standing with God! 
 Now we can with great confidence approach God knowing He is good, only good! Trust in Him completely! He is good and has your best in mind!
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Whats your motivation?

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,  that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.  My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.  I and My Father are one.” John 10:27-30

And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life,[d] and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:11-13

 What motivates you? What is that driving force that propels you into new levels of growth in the various areas of your life? Is it a certain music group blasting on a radio that gets you fired up to go exercise? Is it a person you spoke to at work that birthed a desire to complete some work study courses to advance on your job? Is it a friend or relative that shared their feelings with you that made you pause and reflect how you might need to be more understanding?

 Nothing wrong with any of these motivations. These are positive forces that can challenge you to go for it! To reach for the prize. To be a better you, by increasing knowledge and know how. Many other sources I haven't mentioned could come to mind. Many influences we have around us motivate us to accomplish goals. What is one major motivation to me?

 One of the most powerful motivations I have in my life is Eternal redemption! You say what?! I mean it. The fact that He has paid the ultimate price for me is one of my biggest motivations. I see God's divine plan and how He finished it all and sat down at the right Hand of God. The finished work is so wonderful.

I rejoice seeing how through no efforts or achievements of my own I have received eternal salvation! I couldn't earn it. I couldn't work for it. I couldn't pay for my mistakes ever. I could do nothing but believe it and say thank you!

 Having received the truth of eternal security my life is been motivated to love my Father more. Many want to argue the validity of eternal redemption purchased for us in Him. They still fuss over the fact that we don't work or strive or try and achieve something. What is eternal redemption?

 Eternal redemption is that work whereby Jesus having paid the full complete price with His blood, (past, present and future sins) finished the work,(sat down) made a way for all who truly receive Him to never perish. Eternally secure. In simpler terms those who have truly received Christ Jesus in their heart and truly been born again they posses eternal life and will never lose it.

This eternal redemption is what motivates me! I serve a glad and good Father. He made a way for me! I can come boldly into his presence because I am secure in Him because of that blood. Wouldn't knowing you are saved and can't be lost make you want to go live like the devil? Why would I? I am translated! Translated you may wonder? Yes translated from the kingdom of darkness (devil's) to the kingdom of Light (Jesus). Why would I want to mess around on the devil's playground?! 

 This truth of eternal redemption is my heart motivation. It is not motivation for sin. It is truly a motivation for devotion to God! Amen! 
 Blessings and thanks for taking the time to read this post. If its blessed you please leave a comment, even if you disagree I appreciate your feedback.