Staying with a Heart of Readiness for the Day of the Lord is Coming

The Lord’s Love toward us is so great and His Grace and Mercy is so pure, that He desires that no one should perish, but in fact He wants all to know who He is and desires for all to have a relationship with Him!

II Peter 3:9-10

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

There is no denying, Christ Jesus will return as it is written in II Peter 3:9-10, and for this very reason we must not delay in submitting our hearts to Him. When we do this, we do not become helpless, but we gain strength, boldness and courage to pursue the true purpose that God has created us for. We feel empowered to live as Holy and Righteous as the Lord desires before the world, for in due time when He returns, He is seeking to find us without spot and blameless as stated in II Peter 3:14. (14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.)

However, in order for us to fulfill the will of God, we must submit ourselves to Him denying our selfish desires, lust and wants, and exchanging the paths of wickedness for the paths of righteousness.

Allow God to make you over from head to toe, I promise His attire is more befitting and would look so good on you! Be ready, Be found being Faithful to God, Let no one and nothing take you from God’s will for your life!

God’s Will is for a Good Purpose

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John 9:1-3 (KJV)

1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

As we reflect on these scriptures we are able to see that we must change our perspective on how we view our circumstances of life. The world may see what many are faced with as a disadvantage or crippling moment. In all actuality, God is looking for us to view the current condition or state as an opportunity to witness the goodness of His Will in and through us. God desires to get the Glory out of every situation, just as we see with the Blind man. So, allow God to get the Glory out of you!

Reassured

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re·as·sure/ˌrēəˈSHo͝or/verb past tense: reassured; past participle: reassured

say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of (someone).

Joshua 1:5 (KJV)

There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

After Moses’ death, the Lord spoke to Joshua, commissioning him to lead the people of Israel to the promised land. There’s no question this was a tall task but the Lord reassured Joshua that he would be with him through this task, just as He was with Moses.

Naturally, we as humans analyze situations and tasks that we may be expected to complete or accomplish. When there is another person involved who was in the position that we are taking over, we may find ourselves trying to live up to the same performance or level in which that person operated. If we feel that we are not qualified to replace this person or if we think their shoes are too big to fill, fear and doubt may try to creep in and deter us from achieving what it is the Lord wants us to. I’m sure these same thoughts or feelings may have crossed Joshua’s mind but his confidence rested in knowing that the Lord Himself spoke to him and expressed that He would never leave nor forsake Him. Just as Moses had support, help and strength from the Lord, Joshua would have the same.

Let us take on every new task or challenge, knowing that as believers in Christ Jesus, He will be there to lead, guide, strengthen and encourage us to accomplish what has been set before us.

Obedience…is it worth it?

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1 Samuel 12

Samuel informed the people of Israel of their disobedience unto God. He identified their sin of idol worship and how they had forsaken God and His commandments. He made it known that in their hearts, they desired man’s voice and direction over God and this led them to operate in disobedience.

Samuel reminded Israel that God has always been faithful to deliver them, but it would require them to turn from their wicked ways and evilness. He let them know that their reconciliation with God would require their repentance and faithfulness to live in obedience to God.

1 Samuel 12:14-15 NIV

14 If you fear the Lord and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God—good! 15 But if you do not obey the Lord, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your ancestors.

God is not interested in us just hearing or reading His word, but He wants us to read, hear and follow His word.  It does not profit us to just read and hear the word, and be negligent in responding to what has been released. When we read God’s word, we can see that every time He spoke a word it was also followed by the manifestation of that in which He spoke.

Unfortunately, so many times we as people desire to hear good things about what God can do, but often find ourselves in a world of mess because of the inconsistency and lack of obedience to carry out that in which He has commanded of us.  When this happens, we will feel that the circumstances that arise have left us alone and without God, but this is not true. The truth is that when we position ourselves to only hear and read what God has said, we remain stagnant, without following through. Then we ourselves turn and forsake God in pursuit of selfish gain, idol worship, vanity of the mind and actions being fulfilled. It is our obedience to God that allows us to see the manifestation of His promises in our lives.

The great thing is that God’s promise is that He will never leave nor forsake us, even if we have turned away from Him. God is willing to forgive, restore, mend and increase us. However, this will require our participation of Acknowledging the fact that we have forsaken God and placed other things, thoughts and people in the way and now we must Repent. Our sincere Repentance is what positions us in the place for God to hear us and turn His face toward us, that we may receive His help. We need God’s help at every point in our lives to walk in Obedience. For our obedience is a Love song to the Lord our God that He delights in!

It is never too late to acknowledge our sin, repent and turn to God. God is waiting and willing, but we must humble ourselves in obedience to His word and desires for our lives. This is the only way that we will receive and live in the promises of God! We can do it! 

Made Alive Through Christ

Christ Jesus died for ALL, therefore before His death ALL were dead.

2 Corinthians 5:15 (KJV)

And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

We are made the righteousness of God only through one and that is Christ Jesus. We are not self sufficient, but do need the help of our Savior. It is only with God that ALL things are possible. It is only with Jesus that it is possible to enter into eternal rest and the everlasting Kingdom of God.

Your salvation is vital and we pray that you will open your heart to receive this truth and accept the free gift from God to you, made possible through His son Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:9-10 (KJV)

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.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Loving Correction

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Proverbs 3:11-12 NIV

11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke

12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

In this scripture Solomon is speaking to his son about God’s discipline. He states that the Lord disciplines those he loves, to sum it up correction is an act of love. We have to understand this because we might not want to receive the correction or discipline that is given to us.

Also, this goes with our parents because they correct us too. They do this in love because they do not want us children to go down the wrong path and that’s what they are supposed to do. So, I hope you receive this message and remember that discipline and correction come out of love.

Think on Good Things

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

In current times, it is extremely easy to be involved in or exposed to things that are the opposite of honest, just, pure, lovely and of a good report. Honestly, everywhere we turn these contraries are present in our everyday life. Daily we encounter people who are not honest, we witness acts that are unjust and there is a very high percentage of reports we are exposed to through media that are focused on the negative of this world.

We must make up our minds to place emphasis on the positive things while refraining from the negative. The negative things always seem to be the most entertaining and interesting. This is where the trick lies. The enemy wants us to believe that we can engage and entangle ourselves within these negative things and still remain focused on God at the same time. The elusiveness of this is very subtle in nature and may have us astray and out of the true will and plan of God for our lives.

So, focus on the positive things, those things which come from above and that are described to us in His word.

Extreme Faith

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Genesis 21:1-2 NIV

1 Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.

In this scripture we see that Abraham and Sarah wanted a son but they had to wait to get their child that they wanted. In order for them to wait they had to have faith that God would fulfill his promise and give them a son. So, that’s what they did. This is a great example for us because God may promise us something but we might have to wait for a long time and we have to have that faith. So, I hoped you received this message to have faith with what God is going to do, no matter how long it may take.

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There is Only One

1 Timothy 2:5-6

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

John 15:13

13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:16

16 You have not chosen me but I have chosen you and ordained (appointed) you, that you should go and bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain that whatsoever you ask of the Father in my name, He may give it you.

Jesus is the one and we should be eternally grateful. If it were not for the love of God toward us then we would have never had a chance of redemption through Christ Jesus. We are chosen by God and made Holy and Righteous through His son Jesus. We are sanctified and covered through the blood of Jesus and made worthy, all through His sacrifice for us!

Jesus has made it possible for us to bear good and acceptable fruit through His indwelling in us. When we abide in Him, He will abide in us, making it possible through our submission unto Him to bear the fruit in which He manifested while on earth. For God’s word has made it clear that we are identified through the fruit that we bear.

We desperately need Jesus for He alone is the only one that can present us as faultless before the throne of God. Believe in this truth and not that in which the world presents. There is only one able to redeem, there is only one that is your direct access to God the Father and it is Jesus Christ the son of man, our salvation!

Make sure that you commit your life, ways and motives to the one, Jesus Christ, then shall you ask and it will be given unto you!

His Last Words

Acts 1:8

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

The last words spoken to us by a person before their departure, whether temporarily or permanently (death), are usually the words or phrases that we remember first or the best. In the book of Acts, Jesus’ last words prior to his ascent into heaven, gives us a clear understanding of the purpose of His chosen apostles. “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (From Acts 1:8). The disciples, now apostles, were given clear instructions to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, by witnessing to the masses across the land.

This statement is significant in doing our part as Christians and is the last thing Jesus spoke prior to His departure to heaven from this earth. In his last statement, He provided the apostles with encouragement with the promise of power through the Holy Spirit, and the task at hand for them as His followers. In these current times, we too must remember and hold on to Jesus’ last words spoken. We have work to do as His believers and followers of Christ, serving as His witnesses until the day He returns. So, let your light so shine that the world may see and hear the goodness of the Lord to the ends of the earth. What has He done in your life? Tell it! What have you seen Him do in someone else’s life and circumstances? Tell it! The Holy Spirit was given to us to strengthen, lead and guide us as witnesses to this world about the gospel of Jesus Christ.