Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hannah's Prayer

1 Samuel 2:1-10

And Hannah prayed and said:
"My heart rejoices in the Lord;
My horn is exalted in the Lord.
I smile at my enemies,
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
No one is holy like the Lord,
For there is none besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly;
Let no arrogance come from your mouth,
For the Lord is the God of knowledge;
And by Him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty men are broken,
And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
And the hungry have ceased to hunger.
Even the barren has borne seven,
And she who has many children has become feeble.
The Lord kills and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and brings up.
7 The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
He brings low and lifts up.
8 He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
To set them among princes
And make them inherit the throne of glory.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lords,
And He has set the world upon them.
9 He will guard the feet of His saints,
But the wicked shall be silent in darkness.
"For by strength no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces;
From heaven He will thunder against them.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth.
He will give strength to His king,
And exalt the horn of His anointed.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Proverbs 31:1-7

31 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?
Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

First Novel

Please forgive my absence. I have been writing and editing my very first novel! Excuse my hiatus but it is for a very good cause! 

Keep praying for me as I pray for you!!! I will continue to share the word! No writing can outdo what God has already written anyway! Lol!

God Bless! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Love Required

The Loveless Church

Revelations 2

"To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,
‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”’

Friday, December 20, 2013

Job 35 (TLB)

2-3 “Do you think it is right for you to claim, ‘I haven’t sinned, but I’m no better off before God than if I had’?

“I will answer you and all your friends too. Look up there into the sky, high above you. If you sin, does that shake the heavens and knock God from his throne? Even if you sin again and again, what effect will it have upon him? Or if you are good, is this some great gift to Him? Your sins may hurt another man, or your good deeds may profit him. 9-10 The oppressed may shriek beneath their wrongs and groan beneath the power of the rich; yet none of them cry to God, asking, ‘Where is God my Maker who gives songs in the night 11 and makes us a little wiser than the animals and birds?’

12 “But when anyone does cry out this question to Him, He never replies by instant punishment of the tyrants. 13 But it is false to say He doesn’t hear those cries; 14-15 and it is even more false to say that He doesn’t see what is going on. He does bring about justice at last if you will only wait. But do you cry out against Him because He does not instantly respond in anger? 16 Job, you have spoken like a fool.”

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Psalms 39

I said, “I will guard my ways,
Lest I sin with my tongue;
I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle,
While the wicked are before me.”
I was mute with silence,
I held my peace even from good;
And my sorrow was stirred up.
My heart was hot within me;
While I was musing, the fire burned.
Then I spoke with my tongue:
Lord, make me to know my end,
And what is the measure of my days,
That I may know how frail I am.
Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my age is as nothing before You;
Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor.Selah
Surely every man walks about like a shadow;
Surely they busy themselves in vain;
He heaps up riches,
And does not know who will gather them.
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for?
My hope is in You.
Deliver me from all my transgressions;
Do not make me the reproach of the foolish.
I was mute, I did not open my mouth,
Because it was You who did it.
10 Remove Your plague from me;
I am consumed by the blow of Your hand.
11 When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity,
You make his beauty melt away like a moth;
Surely every man is vapor. Selah
12 “Hear my prayer, O Lord,
And give ear to my cry;
Do not be silent at my tears;
For I am a stranger with You,
A sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength,
Before I go away and am no more.”

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Deathbed Salvation

Deathbed Salvation

Luke 23:32-50

32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, This Is The King Of The Jews.

39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

The Word of God is pure. Every single word written has purpose, meaning, and power. I often ask, "Why did God use a criminal being punished for his crimes as an example."  Well, it certainly proves salvation is the gift of God, not by works, lest anyone should boast! (Ephesians 2:8-9) But let's truly understand this deceitful deathbed salvation that many have been deceived into believing. Everyone talks of the criminal who got into heaven but the one that did not make it into heaven is just as important as the other!  Remember, I just said every single word in God's word has a purpose. The criminal who did not receive Jesus, but railed or complained about Jesus, represent the people who believe they can live as they please, never acknowledge Jesus as Savior and Lord, have no desire to learn of God or repent but simply tell God what to do or complain about what He's not doing, yet still get in heaven! What a wicked spirit to tell Jesus who IS God, "If you are who you say you are save yourself and us!" And this is how the masses act and talk all day against salvation. God finished His work in six days. God does not need the bible. He created the bible for us to have and learn His ways and what He requires that we may live forever in paradise with Him.

Now let's look at the criminal who Jesus acknowledged. Jesus tells us if you stand up for me I'll stand up for you before my Father in heaven, but if you deny me, I'll deny you before My Father in heaven!" (Matthew 10:32-33) So once the unbelieving one mocked Jesus, the believing one rebuked him and said "Don't you fear God?" This criminal was caught and being punished but obviously he knew who Jesus was unlike the other criminal. He confessed he deserved to be punished for his wrong deeds and then he called Jesus, Lord, and then he said, "When You come into Your kingdom remember me!" Now a person who does not serve The Lord knows nothing about Him or His Kingdom, let alone rebuke another person, who he is sharing the same punishment for his crimes with! Most people are too cowardly and would say, "Who is he to judge him? They are being killed for the same thing!" Lol! This story was not written to say: Sin till your dying day then repent or make your peace with God or "the man upstairs" and you'll be okay. Now doesn't that just sound ignorant when you read that last statement? But here's another very important component to this story. The believing criminal DID NOT REPENT THERE! All through Jesus' ministry before He healed, etc., He FIRST forgave their sins! This criminal was already forgiven, his belief was accounted to him as righteousness! (Genesis 15:6) he had already repented and began to follow Christ! Only a follower of Christ can see Him for who He is EVEN IF THEY ARE BEING KILLED! This man is being killed and still knew God was God! Jesus was beaten the worst and in the same predicament as this guy yet he asked God to remember Him when He comes into His kingdom! Lol! Wow! Now be true to yourself, if you were in agonizing pain, being killed, then hung next to a guy they had beaten till he was unrecognizable as a man, moaning in pain just as you, would you acknowledge Him as the son of God? Only if you already knew and believed Him!

This story was not for you to think you can be saved just before you die. It was written to show the love of God. Despite this criminal's wrongdoing he confessed he had done wrong and lived his life believing Jesus was the Son of God and despite his circumstance he was elated to be next to Jesus and ask Him to please remember His servant! This is about God's love and the follower of Christ's true love toward God! Circumstances do not cause us not to obey and love God. There is NO deathbed salvation. You MUST know God before that day or you will be like the second criminal, the guy telling God if He is God, save me!