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Richly Blessed

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We are richly blessed to be called the sons and daughters of God. May we rejoice knowing our new identity in Christ. Let us be confident that He is forever by our side. Jesus tells us be anxious for nothing. So do not worry about a thing. For if you do you only feed the problem and it takes longer for that problem to be resolved. People say to you don’t worry about something that might never happen. I say instead that if you worry about something it may cause it to happen because what our faith believes shall happen
… will mostly like happen. When we worry we do not have a problem believing in our worries. We never doubt about how bad a problem might be in our lives. Sadly we too often believe in them. Instead let us have faith in God. Believe in Him instead. Whose report shall we believe? For He alone is trustworthy and faithful. He has positionally delivered us from all our worries and troubles and sicknesses. All we have to do is take hold of his truth and his kindness and Faithfulness and give him all our troubles. As the lady in the song shown in this post sings so beautifully…..

“Holy Father
Holy Son
Holy Spirit”

………..

If you have allowed Jesus in to your heart and confess Him as your Lord and believe that He was raised from the dead…. You are blessed indeed!

Psalms 34:7-10,13-18
[7]The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.
[8]O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
[9]O fear the Lord, you His saints; For to those who fear Him there is no want.
[10]The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.
[13]Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.
[14]Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
[15]The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.
[16]The face of the Lord is against evildoers, To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
[17]The righteous cry, and the Lord hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.
[18]The Lord is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Lord You are good. Thank you for all you have done and all you continue to do in our lives. You are a rewarder of those who diligently seek you.

As you are so are your sons and daughters in this world.

Pastor Marc

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The Last Bus Home

You hear it’s the final hour. It’s late at night. Someone earlier in the day talked to you about the bus schedule. You believed in the bus company so you catch the last bus home.

Others were not successful in catching the bus and you are anxious for what will happen to them overnight. 

Every soul that God has created is precious to Him. He has paid for the free bus ride home for all creation. That bus being Jesus. John 3:16. 

Jesus is Our Savior…  Once…  and then should be our Lord daily.

Once in Heaven, we don’t know if we will be able to wonder about those who didn’t make the Last Bus. What if we are able to wonder if we could have done more and reached more souls but were afraid of rejection?

Of course the Bible says there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ and walk according to the Spirit. So is walking according to the Spirit of God walking AWAY from telling friends and strangers about Jesus? I don’t believe so. Walking according to the Spirit would be doing as God wants us to do. That includes the Great Commission. See Mark 16 and Matthew 28. 

God has not given the angels charge to minister the Gospel of Jesus the Christ. He has given it to you and I. Let us be bold. May it never be that you be in fear of rejection!  For it is not us who are alive anyway. Gal 2:20. It is Christ who lives through us….. Or perhaps better stated, He is able to live through us to the degree that we allow Him to which evidenced by the fruit of the average believer is sadly not much at all. 

It is not going to be possible to save souls from Heaven. The only time is while here. And that time here is but a vapor.  It’s very short!  Let’s seize this opportunity. Lets not allow the devil to take one more soul! Get others to know about Jesus before it’s too late. The last bus is about to leave town. Let’s shout to all around us about the goodness and love of Jesus and his, payment for healing and all of their sins and allow others to experience His Kingdom. Demonstrate it with love but also with power. Be a fisher of men. Tell them about Jesus. He is the only bus, and therefore, The Last Bus Home. 

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The Cry of the Desperate

desperatemanA letter from an abandoned soul says:

“God, give me a reason to live, a place to fit in. No one cares if I live or die. Where are your people from the bible?

Your Word says in John 13:35:
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

So many places have people who stare at me because of how I look or smell. There are people who stay together and do not let me into their groups. It is actually worse than the world. There is still jealousy, back biting, and competition. There are some who speak but if I miss service one day I am criticized in some places. If I don’t fit in, the friends I made while there, no longer speak to me if I leave. It’s like being banished. I could be trapped in my house sick. If I’m not in service for two weeks it’s like no one knows I’m missing. How can this be the remnant of God’s people? Where is the love of Jesus if the tithes are more important than the people? Why do building repairs get talked about more than the hopeless, homeless, depressed, suicidal and abused …etc? What happened to “feed my sheep”?
What hope is there for the lost or new believers to survive? This isn’t every church, but it’s the majority. If this is what the christian menu is serving, it’s understandable why people are lost.
This to some might offend, to others an eye opener, and to some a reality. Which of these represent you?  Have any of these situations occurred in your life? What I do know is that the Truth shall set you free.
God, I feel abandoned by today’s church and confused about the unspoken message being put out by church institutions. For now, I will stay in my home and pray. God, I will seek your face in the secret place. Lord, continue to direct my path.

Signed: Desperately seeking a church with Tongue talking unafraid Jesus followers.”

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Loving with the Love of Jesus

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What was love? How do I know I have it? I only knew of what I was taught. A love based on my past and what I labeled love as. I needed to understand more of how to love. I asked the Lord for a deeper understanding of how to love my neighbor and myself.
One day my husband saw a cricket in our home. He quickly took it outside and set it free. I thought, how strange. What is he doing? Then one day we were going into a convenience store. There was a giant roach outside the store. The roach was laying on its back. Its legs where moving. At this time I was thoroughly disgusted. My husband stopped us to look at it. He went to go pick it up. I freaked out. I said loudly, “what are you doing?” He quietly said,” I am helping it turn over. The sun will kill it, if I don’t help.” I began to proclaim my disgust for this act of chivalry. I told him he was crazy. Roaches are meant to be killed. You see one and you kill it. That’s what you do. My beloved simply said to me, “This bug is simply looking for food. Why should he be killed for looking for food? Should you be killed for looking for food?” I stood in dismay. I imagined a giant shoe coming down and crushing me. The thought of it was such a new perspective for me. I didn’t want to be killed for being hungry. This sank into my soul. There was something here. Something God was showing about true unconditional love. Do I dare pick up the roach?
Uh! Hello, no way, but I no longer wanted to kill it. My husband said all of God’s creation deserves to live. Wow! I was forever ruined.
A couple of months had passed and I no longer thought of the symbolic roach. I was cleaning our house and I saw a lizard. I immediately grabbed a broom and wanted to get it out of the house. I went to swing at it and thought, I don’t want to hurt it. How can I get it out of the house? My reaction was to kill it but something changed. My mind had now renewed in that area but my physical reaction to crawly things needed renewal. I stopped and prayed to God. Lord, I really don’t want to hurt or kill this lizard. Lord, help me get this lizard to leave the house. God, if I open the door can you convince it to leave?
I opened the sliding door and immediately the lizard ran out. Wow! Either I’m the lizard whisperer or God heard my prayers. I am truly changed and see a new way of loving everything. Thank you God for showing me a piece of the love of Jesus. Just when you think human love is enough……there is more.

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We Don’t Deserve Anything from God

We Don’t Deserve Anything From God!

I have a lot to thank God for. Just one example is what he said (through another believer) to me on a couple of topics when I first received salvation through Jesus in 2009.

“It’s not about you. It’s about you being on the team.”

This is what the Lord spoke to me in 2009. Although it does not sound especially encouraging, I realize that if God does not keep directing my path and my heart then I am not going to effectively accomplish his will in my life, or for others by God using me, while on this earth. In Hebrews 12:6 it says that he disciplines those whom he loves. Don’t we ultimately want to grow and be pleasing to him? To be chastised or to receive direction like this from God is never a bad thing. We should welcome it however much our flesh doesn’t want it.

God had previously shown this other believer, who is a friend, a vision of my hands on fire. It was encouragement and a confirmation to what I had always wanted to do …. Lay hands on the sick for them to recover. God knew my heart better than me. I believe he saw that if he did not warn me to remain humble that if would end up agreeing with the thoughts of the devil … that all the healings I will experience will be because of me. That would then lead to a fall since God humbles those who exalt themselves. See 1 Peter 5:5 and James 4:6 as examples.

“Always remember that you didn’t create your heart. I did.”

God spoke this to me around the same time. In His amazing and infinite wisdom He warned me early on about this area too. This has always helped make sure that I would remember that the love and healings etc that happen in daily life do not come because of me but because of Jesus.

Indeed Jesus Himself spoke of giving glory to God the Father. See Philippians 2:11.

It really isn’t about me. In fact I deserve nothing but to die in sin without the Grace of God. I deserve no other way than the road to hell and destruction based on the disobedience of our fellow humans Adam and Eve back in the Garden of Eve. See Genesis 3:6.

But God’s tremendous love and Grace that He has for his Creation caused him to send His only begotten Son Jesus. See John 3:16.

And in Christ all believers are born again with a brand new heart. We received the ability to use the authority of the name of Jesus having become joint heirs with Him.

Oh friends we have inherited so much because of the grace of God….and all very much undeserved. We must thank Jesus and God the Father often for all of these precious promises and provisions.

Let’s spend time with our Lord daily, Amen? Let’s do what Jesus told us we should do. See Mark 16….Matthew 28…..Matthew 22:37-40.

It’s the least we can do … To be about our Father’s business.

You are already blessed.

Pastor Marc

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Love Your Neighbor

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Luke 10:27 in the bible says,” 27 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
For some people it is easier to pick out their neighbors. The selection process is often bias and the application process selective.
If we look at the end of the verse in Luke 10:27, it doesn’t seem to give choices. The verse simply states, ” Love your neighbor as yourself.”
If we break this down it can be viewed in a more helpful way.
The definition of neighbor is, (of a place or thing) to be situated next to or very near (another). Is it safe then to say that anyone near you is your neighbor? This being the case, God commands us to love our neighbor. If we are disciples of Jesus we must not just love those who likes us, but, those not the same, color, age, weight, income level, upbringing, and church. We must also love the lost, perverted, criminal, depressed, sinner and more. It is a process to adapt to for some. Especially if you have been taught to think differently. Loving someone can be a challenge but God says his goodness can cause people to turn away from a life without him. It’s never too late to forgive and love again. Give it a try.  God won’t forsake you.

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You Were Meant to be So Much More

Deep underneath the covering of darkness in a person, is a soul which longs to be loved and to know their Creator.  You carry their only lifeline.  The Light that is Jesus.  Catch people on fire today Thou Flammable one!  Speak the truth of the Gospel.  Show the light and love of Jesus to one person every day.

Pastors Marc and Catrice