Self-Love? Hmmm

Self-love? Please. . . No! Self-love is dangerous without God. Without God, that love is based upon lies and death—the character of Satan. In every way, it puts self first. Without God, that self-love is the world’s love, based on their standards, not God’s Ten Commandments. God has demonstrated His love to us from GenesisContinue reading “Self-Love? Hmmm”

Are You Jealous?

Shocking—although it should not be so. I thought I would do a simple study on the word jealous. I should have guessed that I was being set up for something really amazing. My initial mild interest in studying the term for two reasons abruptly changed. I can just imagine the heavenly interest in my immediateContinue reading “Are You Jealous?”

Why will you die?

Christ is coming! He wants us to be ready to receive the crown of eternal life He has for the faithful. If we desire to be judged ”the faithful,” then in the name of His Son Jesus, we must simply ask Him to make us “the faithful.” Then we must trustingly believe that He hearsContinue reading “Why will you die?”

Hate evil, and love…

When we truly know God, we will love His law: The Ten Commandments, the law of liberty. In the person of His only Son, Jesus Christ, God’s love was literally nailed to the cross. God’s love—His character—is His Ten Commandments. Christ speaks the Word of His Father, “If you love me, keep my commandments, andContinue reading “Hate evil, and love…”

Handling the Hurt

In Matthew 5:44, Jesus reveals what to do when people hurt you. Pray for them. Release them to God. Entrust your well-being to Him, who rightfully measures vengeance and saves the repentant. When they accuse you, pray for them. When they insult you, pray for them. When you find they have used you, pray forContinue reading “Handling the Hurt”

Final Call: The door is closing!

Do not let death find you unready. Stop playing around. And stop playing on Satan’s ground, thinking he cannot overpower you. Without God, we are no match for Satan and his angels. Look into the mirror of God—His Ten Commandments—and examine yourself. Study them. Know that they are deep and broad. In fact, they touchContinue reading “Final Call: The door is closing!”

He says, “Come…”

God calls us to come to Him first. We are not to do anything else. Just come. It is after our complete surrender of self to Him that He re-creates us. Daily, we must choose to surrender self. Again and again—every day—we must be willing to die to self and to selfishness. God gives usContinue reading “He says, “Come…””

Forgiveness Granted, but Reconciliation?

In all relationships, as in marriage, including our marriage to Christ, forgiveness may be granted. Yet, without true repentance, there can be no reconciliation. While God is always ready to forgive, God requires true repentance for there to be peace between Him and the guilty: at-one-ment. There must be godly sorrow for sin—not sorrow forContinue reading “Forgiveness Granted, but Reconciliation?”

Love’s Pleasures

Love seeks to please in every possible way. Between lovers, the desire to satisfy and be satisfied is mutual. Frequently, lives are adjusted to some degree to accommodate the other, prayerfully without sacrificing principle, except to adopt the better one. So it is between God and mankind, the divine and the human. Jesus said thatContinue reading “Love’s Pleasures”

Love Heals

Healing begins with putting your faith in the power of God’s love for you. Go ahead. Test it. Try all the treatments you want. But until you add to your regimen that special ingredient—the prayer of faith—healing will not be complete. Instead, disease can stick around, even when symptoms have seemed to disappear only toContinue reading “Love Heals”

Here I Stand!

True love is God’s love. True love chastens. True love tells you the truth and does not simply tell you what you want to hear. True love gets a bad rap, because it is misunderstood in a world that has no concept of true love. Ultimately, God seeks to save. Since Day One, He madeContinue reading “Here I Stand!”

Truth in love reaches the heart…

Some say, “Christ is in every thing.” This is so not true. This is one of Satan’s lies to deceive the masses. God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. God made specific distinctions, separating light from darkness both physically and spiritually: clean from unclean, godly from ungodly, etc. He did notContinue reading “Truth in love reaches the heart…”

The Fruit Truth

Fruit will always show the truth. Identify the fruit and you will always reveal which tree it is rooted in. The same is true spiritually. Nothing done in darkness stays in the dark. Satan tempts to get one to fall. One person’s decision to do or not to do—to say or not to say—affects moreContinue reading “The Fruit Truth”

New Year! New Creature?

New year! New start! New creature? Will your life witness the God of salvation or that Satan is your father and master and god? Be who you choose to be: God’s or Satan’s. There is no neutral, no middle, no common ground, no gray area. You are either hot or cold, obedient to God orContinue reading “New Year! New Creature?”

We must be overcomers

We must overcome sin, which is the transgression of God’s Law. We must overcome as Christ overcame. How? By faith, God’s grace (Power). We are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). Our faith in the power of God to deliver us from sin becomes our salvation. It is a gift to anyone who willContinue reading “We must be overcomers”

Our walk, living is worship

Our walk, the way we live, is worship. But the question is this: Who are we worshiping? We worship the Creator God, our Heavenly Father, when our walk is in obedience to the Word of God: the Holy Bible. When we love God supremely and love one another as we love ourselves, we show ourContinue reading “Our walk, living is worship”

The Bottom Line

It really comes down to this: We have to truly love God with His love and have the faith of Christ. I was asked: But what do you do—how do you start over—when all your preparation of dry goods, canned goods, frozen goods are destroyed by fire or flood? I answered: According unto our faith…Continue reading “The Bottom Line”

God’s Salvation: What does it look like in the life?

God’s salvation means deliverance from sin. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation. It is the power of God to deliver us from the power of sin. Sin is the transgression of the law of God, which ends in death. Sadly, many fail to realize that they are choosing to yield to SatanContinue reading “God’s Salvation: What does it look like in the life?”

When you do not know…

Ask! When you do not know God, go to God in prayer. Give your whole self to Him. Exercise your faith when praying to God. Trust that when you ask Him to deliver you from sin in the name of Jesus, He will do it. When you pray for forgiveness, believe He will forgive you.Continue reading “When you do not know…”

Must you wait until you’re thirty to be baptized?

Christ was thirty years old when He was baptized. Since He is our example in all things, why are we baptizing children and babes? Where in the Word were young children and babes simply baptized? Nowhere! Christ commands us:“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and ofContinue reading “Must you wait until you’re thirty to be baptized?”

One Whose Heart Is Not Self-Willed

The one whose heart is not self-willed is one whose heart is lifted in a song of prayer and praise to God daily. The heart rises in meditation upon the Word of God. In it the heart is encouraged. In it the heart is strengthened. In it the heart knows the promised blessings of GodContinue reading “One Whose Heart Is Not Self-Willed”

Time is almost up!

Time is winding down or up, whichever way you prefer to say it. Probation is quickly closing, moment by moment. The probation of some ended at death. Some are still alive, but their probation has closed. For others, their probation will soon close. I am praying all that can be saved, will be saved. ButContinue reading “Time is almost up!”

Ruthless!

The ruthless disregard God. They disregard His Word. Yet, they still proclaim to be His and even saved of Him. Yes. The ruthless profess and proclaim to be God’s, while choosing to deny Him daily in their very lives. Miriam-Webster defines ruthless as having no pity: merciless, cruel, such as a ruthless tyrant. One withoutContinue reading “Ruthless!”

More Than Just a Day

Keeping the Sabbath holy, according to God’s commandment, requires a spiritual heart transplant. That means being born again. Being born again must involve thorough repentance and conversion. That means knowing that you did wrong, making the necessary efforts to rectify the wrong, and living so that you do not repeat the wrong. Yes. That typicallyContinue reading “More Than Just a Day”

Marriage 100

For now, let’s just stay on the surface. This is just the surface. Let’s have a look at marriage. Let’s see it as God and His Church. It is represented in the marriage of God with man and woman. Adultery against God—in both the spiritual and physical—begins in the mind. What mankind does against hisContinue reading “Marriage 100”

The Wise Don’t, Can’t Sell

Prayerfully read Matthew 25:6-13 (King James Version). 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.Continue reading “The Wise Don’t, Can’t Sell”

What Does Love Got to Do With It?

If all God’s created beings would just take Him at His word, like they take the word of man. Oh, what faith! The faith of Jesus is the faith we must have. But if we are not exercising the faith already given us of God, He will not increase it. If we do not desireContinue reading “What Does Love Got to Do With It?”

Take Heed, Let Nothing Slip

Be not deceived. Know God. Love God; for God is love. Only then can we truly love others and ourselves and be delivered from a life of bondage to Satan, which leads to death. Be encouraged by Him who is Love and the Life-Giver. Be encouraged in God, the Lifter-Up of our head. Christ becameContinue reading “Take Heed, Let Nothing Slip”

He Never Ceases to Amaze Me

God never ceases to amaze me! I do not worry. I am content with who and what I am and what I have. It is because I belong to God. Period. What God has given me, no one and nothing can take away: a clear and sound mind, His knowledge and wisdom and understanding, theContinue reading “He Never Ceases to Amaze Me”

The Eye Is The Light Of The Body…

The light of the body is the eye… What is your eye unto your body: light or darkness? What are you beholding with your eyes showing forth your whole body to be full of: light or darkness? Take your answer to God, not to me. Matthew 6:22-24 KJV[22] The light of the body is theContinue reading “The Eye Is The Light Of The Body…”

Be Mindful Of What Your Meat Is

John 4:31-34 KJV[31] In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. [32] But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. [33] Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? [34] Jesus saith unto them, My meat is toContinue reading “Be Mindful Of What Your Meat Is”

Love Heals

Healing begins with putting your faith in God’s love for you. Go ahead. Test it. Try all the treatments you want. But until you add to your regimen that special ingredient—the prayer of faith—healing will not be complete. Instead, disease can stick around or seem to disappear only to resurge just at what may seemContinue reading “Love Heals”