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Because I can not afford to pay for my book to be reviewed by the normal book crtitics who are paid to review and endorse books. I am asking that anybody who reads my book please rank and write a review about it rather its good or bad on Barnes and Noble or Amazon website. Thank you and God Bless. Faith Hope Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:08 AM
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We are living in the time of False Apostles, False Prophets and False Teachers of the Word of God. So you are not deceived and lead astray it is important for you to stay grounded in the Words of Jesus Christ. Put yourself under Jesus Christ and stay in the Word. If you do this the Holy Spirit will give you Spiritual discernment and you wont be deceived. Dont concern yourself with being under a certain leader. Just make sure you are under Jesus Christ. And God will put you under the leader that is best for your spiritual growth. The Holy Spirit will guide you to the church that is best for you. There is nobody better than Jesus Christ for you to be under. So put Him first in your life. Develop a personal relationship with him. If you do this the Holy Spirit will protect you from liars..And lead you to the truth..And Jesus replied.."I AM He"..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:08 AM
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"Come as you are" This is what all churches say to encourage people to join their church..However in order for a person to come as they are..The people in the church have to accept them as they are. Dont tell them to pull up their pants..Dont instruct them to take off their hat..Dont start spraying air freshener around them..Dont look at them like you are disgusted by them..Dont look at them like they dont belong..Dont talk about them..Instead say nice to have you here today please have a seat..In other words..If you can not show them the love of Jesus Christ..Keep your comments to your self and Move your judge mental Holier than thou self out of the way..So the person who is broken and reaching for Jesus Christ can receive the Love of God...Because when you were broken and lost somebody loved you like Jesus and got out of your way so God could save you..Let them "Come as they are" to Jesus Christ...And Jesus replied "I AM He" Faith..Hope..Love Matthew 11 28-30 28Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:08 AM
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It doesnt take much to be a positive impact in a persons life..The right conversation with the right person at the right time..Can help change and even save a life..Dont be selfish with your time..When they need you to talk..Talk..When they need you to listen..Listen...And in all things love them like Jesus..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:07 AM
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Everybody wants to hear about how much God loves them and what God can do for them..But if you are serious about changing and bringing down the walls of negativity and depression in your life. If you want to see the power of God..You need to put your love for God and your faith for God in Action and show Jesus you love him with your actions..Love Jesus enough to live for God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:07 AM
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Men Love does not have to be difficult..Its pretty simple..Love your woman like Jesus..Unconditionally...Love your woman the same way God loves you..And love your woman like you love yourself..In other words if its not good enough for you..Then its not good enough for your woman...And trust the Lord to give her the correct response to your love...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:06 AM
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If you fall asleep with negative thoughts you will wake up in a bad mood with negative emotions. And feeling like you dont have a purpose in life will slowly kill you mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. But you belong to God. You follow and love Jesus Christ. So be still and rest your mind. Lay down in peace. And know that you are here on purpose and you have a purpose because God Is...Faith...Hope...Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:06 AM
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As soon as you learn and recognize whatever it is God gave you to share with others..You will immediately become a blessing to those you share it with..You have something inside of you to give and God has somebody ready to receive it..So believe in Jesus Christ and inspire others to do the same..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:06 AM
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Your faith in Jesus Christ is limited without courage..Dont allow your lack of courage to put limits on what God can do for you..Be ready to speak..Be ready to go..Be ready to follow..Be ready to lead..Be ready to change..Have enough courage to believe and trust in God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:05 AM
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When you talk bad about or put down your wife or husband or even your boyfriend or girlfriend..You are talking bad about yourself..You belong to each other and represent each other..A Husband is a reflection of His Wifes love and A Wife is a reflection of Her Husbands Love..When you tear down your mate you are tearing down yourself. Build each other up and deposit seeds of Love and support. Cover each other with the love of Christ..Let nothing come between you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:05 AM
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You dont have to search for snakes..If you keep your grass cut..The serpent will reveal itself...So keep your mind and conscience clear with God..And you wont have to search for the problem..The Holy Spirit will reveal the problem to you..The serpent is always the one who is giving you advice or pulling you away from Gods Instruction,Plan or Will for your life. Telling you the opposite of What God told you..Planting those seeds of doubt in your Faith Garden..Make sure you keep your grass cut and water your Garden with the Words of Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:04 AM
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The first person you need to trust in life is Jesus..Your best friend should be Jesus..The first person you need to open your heart to is Jesus..The first person you need to have a relationship with is Jesus..The first person you need to be faithful to is Jesus..The first person you need to invite to your house is Jesus..The first person the church needs to open their doors to is Jesus..Keep the main thing..The main thing.. A relationship with Jesus Christ and God will take care of everything else..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:04 AM
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A big reason people dont go to church is not because they dont believe in God or because they disagree with the bible..Its because of the people in the church "church people"..Their attitude and Their Spirit...When you are apart of a church family either you are helping it grow or you are tearing it apart and driving people away..A lot of people are looking for encouragement through the Word Of God..A lot of people who dont go to church are still open to listening to the Word Of God..These people dont have a problem with God..They just have a hard time respecting "church people".. This is why it is important to have the love of Jesus in your heart. His love draws people in..Nobody ever stopped going to church because of Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:03 AM
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In the Bible the focus is on Making followers of Jesus Christ and Christian living with a clear conscience before God. There was one temple or church for each area or community. There where more Christians than churches. The Apostles and the other leaders took turns speaking. They were not in competition with each other. And spoke against division and kept the focus on One body in Christ Jesus Unified. Today there seems to be the exact opposite of this. We have more churches than Christians. Denominations represent division. Dont take my word for it just study the definition of the word "denomination". There also is an atmosphere of competition amongst Christians. All of these things weaken the Body Of Christ. We need to put the focus back on making followers of Jesus Christ and living for God. If we want the "world" to take us serious about our Faith. We need to act like it. There shouldnt be more churches than Christians. And our Spirit should be in agreement with each other because we all should have the "Holy Spirit" Gods Spirit. So there should be unity. Not competition or discord. If you can not fellowship with another Christian because of your church or their church then something is wrong. We cant expect the "world" to accept our testimony for Christ when we dont even accept it from each other. And we cant expect people to take us serious when we are Spiritually divided. The bible says that 2 or 3 in Christ can make a difference. So what does it say about us that we have churches stacked up on top of each other in the same communities all around the world and yet there is very few lives being changed and the impact is little to none. Of course the reply to this is "in my church we are making an impact"..But what people fail to understand is the attitude and spirit behind that reply is the problem..Its not about me or my church...Its not about you or your church..Its about Jesus Christ..And there is Power in Unity..We have to ask ourselves where is the power of the Holy Spirit..God has not changed..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:03 AM
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Dont focus so much on the "End Times"..Focus on living Right for Christ right now..Live right for God with your focus on pleasing Him and sharing the teachings and love of Jesus to help people..Then what happens in the end times wont matter to you because you will be with Jesus Christ..The only people who need to worry about the end are the ones who deny Jesus Christ in their hearts..And go against God..We know how the story ends..Victory belongs to God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:03 AM
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Satan wants to take you out and put your focus on problems and other peoples actions..If you give all your energy and attention to your problems..You are not giving God the Glory..Satan wants you to believe your problems and struggles are to much for you to handle..He wants you to believe that other people can destroy you...He wants you lay awake at night thinking and worrying about your circumstances and situation..He wants to attack your mind and body with stress...He wants you to focus on everything you are up against in life..But we have to be bold in our walk with Christ..Father God please give us peace as we endure our present times in life..Give us a heart of repentance and humility that we might recognize your will and your hand when doors open and when doors closed..Let our minds rest in Christ just as His mind rested in you..So we can give you the Glory..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:02 AM
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If you want to be popular and get a bunch of likes..Say what people want to hear..But if you want to be a positive impact and help somebody change their life..Simply say the Truth..When Tough Love is Sincere Love it works..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:02 AM
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Just because somebody says something to you does not mean you have to respond. Some things are not worth your time or attention. Often people say things to get a reaction or to get you roused up with their only intentions being to argue or to upset you. Its important to hold your tongue and keep your peace. Ask God what you should respond to and how to respond. The way you respond to others will determine and demonstrate how fast you are growing in Christ. Do your best to walk in Gods love and He will justify your actions and bring the truth to light..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:01 AM
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Dont mistake or confuse you being unhappy with yourself with people hating or disliking you..You are not the focus of everybody else's mind..People have their own trials and tribulations to go through...Be responsible for your mental and emotional state of mind..Before you point the finger stand in front of the mirror..Then ask God to help you make better choices and put your trust in the Lord. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:01 AM
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When you are in a relationship with the person God has chosen for you Love is easy and simple. It is a natural love without doubt or insecurity. In hard times your love will grow and mature. In every situation there is pleasure in loving your mate from God. Loving who God has for you is not hard. It is not a hassle or a chore. And with Christ as your foundation it is a love that will last forever protected from deception and evil. What God has for you is always worth the wait. Faith..Hope..Love Matthew 19: 6 6Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:01 AM
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Husband if you love your wife the way God instructed you too and intended you too. Nothing on earth will compare to the love she gives back to you in return. Love her like Jesus...Faith..Hope..Love Ephesians 5: 25 28 25For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 28In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:00 AM
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If you are complaining about your life more than you are thanking God for your life something is wrong. We all have storms in our life. But only one suffered, died and rose from the dead. And He did that so we could go through our storms and come out dry instead of soaking wet. Thank you God for Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:00 AM
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Often what we want and what is actually best for us are 2 different things. Receiving what is best for you takes faith, patience and self control. God gave you His best in Jesus Christ so dont give up and dont settle for anything other than what God has for you. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:59 AM
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Father God I thank you for your grace and mercy..Please give me the courage to deny myself and to come after your love and your will for my life..Fill my heart with your desires..Replace my hate with love..Forgive me for my unbelief..Humble me.. Show me your Glory....Open my mind to your Word..Accept my life as a sacrifice....Keep me in your presence...As I continue to reach for your Son Jesus Christ..God Im coming after you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:59 AM
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Like many of you I need encouragement..So I try to have as many Christians and Christian leaders as friends as possible..Because I need the Word of God more than anybody I know..And I know God has given some of my brothers and sisters in Christ a Word just for me...I dont want anybody following me..I want you to follow Jesus Christ..The one who saved me..Dont take my word as it is..But test it against the Teachings of Christ..Get to know God for yourself..We are servants chosen to teach and lead you to Jesus..Once you feel the Lord in your heart it is up to you to follow Him..Following me or any other man or woman wont get you to Heaven..If you follow me you will be disappointed..So take my advice..Follow Jesus Christ and put your trust in God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:58 AM
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The best way to give is out of love. Give without expectation and have faith in God for his rewards. Dont expect pay back..If you give this way God will honor you and take care of you. Faith..Hope..Love 34And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.35“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. 36You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. Luke 6: 34-36
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:58 AM
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A sign that you are maturing in Christ as well as maturing in love(The 2 go hand in hand)..Is how you relate or feel about a person you use to have a relationship with or a person who has hurt or rejected you..If you say you love someone and if you really do or did love that person..Do you want to see them succeed..Do you want to see them happy even if that means seeing them with somebody else.. Because you love them you want the best for them...Do you love them like Jesus Christ..This is real love..Christian Love from the Holy Spirit..Choosing to love regardless of the other persons choices.. Choosing to let somebody go or leaving them alone so they can be happy with somebody else is hard to do. But if you really love that person you will leave them alone and be happy for them because they are happy. So you are not bitter, hateful or jealous and you are at peace in your mind and heart..Trusting the Lord with your heartache and situation...As you grow in Christ the love inside your heart becomes more like Gods love for us...Faith..Hope..Love 4Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 13Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13 :4-7, 13
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:57 AM
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Sometimes we focus to much on trying to make things happen on our own and turn away from God..That loud voice telling you what to do is not God..But if you listen closely you can hear the voice of Jesus Christ..Gods voice is the whisper telling you to Pray, Repent,Praise, Worship, Trust, Forgive, Cry, Learn, Testify, Encourage, Believe and Be Still. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:56 AM
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Here is something to think about: Christians will fight the Government for the right to celebrate Christmas...Then Christians will fight against the Government for trying to give all people the right to have food and health care...But Jesus Christ never said to celebrate his birthday and no one knows the date of His birth..However Jesus Christ did say help heal the sick and help feed the poor...Christians lets beaware of Satan and his tricks and make sure what we fight for is inline with Gods Word and the Teachings of Jesus Christ. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:56 AM
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Men this is the Godly order of how the household is suppose to be structured. God The Father. Jesus Christ. Husband. Wife. Child. Now the best way to destroy this structure is by removing the Man from his Godly duty as the head of the house hold. We have way too many single parents in the Body Of Christ. Satan is attacking our families. Men we have to fight for our family. If your previous relationship is over, then fine. Learn and move forward and fight for your future wife and family when the time comes. Its time to Man up and accept our Godly role which also comes with Responsibility and Power. Women are not going to wait on us to be the Men God intended. They will simply adapt and move on. Women out number men in church, with one of the reasons being they are the target of false teachers. But also women are looking for somebody to lead them and support them spiritually. They are more likely to admit they need help and need God rather it be spiritual support or otherwise. Men we need to get Serious with God and get in the Word. So we can be the leaders our women need us to be. A man is suppose to provide that spiritual support and leadership in the house hold and in the Body Of Christ. Remember the wife is the helpmate. But in order for her to fulfill her role. The man has to give her something to be apart of. The man has to be there fulfilling his role. The man can not be absent. So Men lets make the effort to rise up and fulfill our Godly Duty. In the house and in the Body Of Christ. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:55 AM
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I dont understand why so many Christian leaders and Christians are wasting their time worrying about Israel and their Government. Its not biblical and it does nothing to help people develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. It does nothing to help people grow in Christ. It has nothing to do with telling people the good news about Jesus Christ. Whatever God has planned for Israel will come to pass. There is nothing that anybody can do about it. Jesus Christ never said for future generations to worry or to get involved with Israel in anyway. There is enough sin in the Body of Christ to hold your attention. If you want to get involved in something pick a sin and start your attack. But if your focus is on Israel you are being deceived by Satan. And you are living in sin because Christians are suppose to have their minds and hearts set on Christ. Christians are suppose to be focussed on winning Souls for Christ and doing the Will of God. Showing your neighbors, strangers and enemies the love of Jesus Christ. Right now Satan is happy that there are Christians ignoring sin in the church. Ignoring children in their own community. Ignoring the cry for help from people they see everyday. Only so they can post Old Testament Scriptures that they dont have spiritual understanding of to justify their worry and concern about Israel and a Government. Whatever happen to doing what Jesus Christ told us to do. Matthew 28: 19 19Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,b baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” John 13: 15-17 15I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. 16I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. 17Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them. John 14: 6 6Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14: 23-24 23Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. 24Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me. Wake up Christians. This is Spiritual War. And its all about winning souls for Jesus Christ. Its not about Israel. Its about loving and obeying Jesus Christ. Teaching and living the Message of Jesus Christ. Showing the world the love of Jesus Christ with your Words and with your Actions. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:55 AM
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If Christians would just do what Jesus Christ said for us to do. The World wouldnt be able to find fault or wrong in us. Remember at the trial of Jesus Christ.. They could find no fault or wrong in a just man. Faith..Hope..Love Luke 23: 4 4Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, “I find nothing wrong with this man!” NLT 4 So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no fault in this Man.” NKJV
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:54 AM
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The Spirit Of The Antichrist Satan is the Master of deception. And His Spirit is the Spirit of the Antichrist. 1 John 4: 3 3But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. The Antichrist Spirit attacks the name, character and identity of Jesus Christ. The purpose of the Antichrist Spirit is to destroy the name Jesus Christ. This Spirit tries to remove the title “Christ” from Jesus to discredit Jesus as the Son of God. Anyone who does not acknowledge Jesus as the Christ. Has the Spirit of the Antichrist. 1 John 2: 22 22And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. The Spirit of the Antichrist is not over whelming aggressive or violent. It does not announce itself and its purpose. Instead it seeks to blend in and go unnoticed by the people it is attacking. It is subtle and gentle. It is important that you are able to discern and recognize this Spirit. Christians and churches all over the world are being infected with the Antichrist Spirit. Most people dont realize it because they dont understand the purpose of The Antichrist Spirit. The Spirit is not anti God. The Spirit is Antichrist. The Spirit does not attack God. The Spirit is very specific and attacks the name and title of Jesus Christ. Because of this, the Antichrist Spirit has penetrated “The Church” The Body of Christ. For example We have Christian Singers and Song writers who dont say Jesus Christ in their songs. Instead they say “you” or “he”. We have Christian Clothing Lines that dont print Jesus Christ on their Clothes. We have Christian teachers and preachers who dont say the name Jesus Christ. We have Christians who dont use the name Jesus Christ. This is the result of the Spirit of the Antichrist. Talking about God is not the same as talking about Jesus Christ. All religions have a God. But Christians have Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament the Children of Israel referred to the God of Abraham as the Most High God. They understood that other religions had their own Gods. Today is no different, other religions still have their own Gods. So if you say God the question is which God. But if you say Jesus Christ there is nothing to question. The name Jesus Christ represents the Most High God. This is why the Spirit of the Antichrist is not anti God. The world does not hate God. The world hates Jesus Christ. Almost every name is accepted by the world to use in public but “Jesus Christ”. So Christian singers are signing contracts that dont permit them to say the name “Jesus Christ” in their songs. That is Antichrist. Christian clothes are not putting the name “Jesus Christ” on their products to appeal to more people. That is Antichrist. Preachers are speaking and teaching without using the name “Jesus Christ'. That is Antichrist. Being allowed to say “God” in a prayer in public and not Jesus Christ. That is Antichrist. Dont allow yourself to be deceived by the Spirit of the Antichrist. If somebody tells you to say God instead of Jesus Christ. No matter what their reason is or the situation dont do it. And if you are asked to say you follow God instead of Jesus Christ dont do it. The world will tell you its ok and doesnt matter. We just want everybody to feel comfortable or your music or shirts will sell more. But all of these things come from the Spirit of the Antichrist. Matthew 10: 32-33 32“Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven. I am a Christian..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:54 AM
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So you are a Christian? But you are afraid to teach, preach, or speak the name Jesus Christ... You are a Christian Singer? But you replace the name Jesus Christ with "you" and "he"..You have a Christian Clothing line? But you dont use the word Christian or the name Jesus Christ on any of your clothes. So who exactly are you following? Who exactly are you representing?...All religions have a God...But Christians have Jesus Christ..I am a Christian..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:53 AM
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Change is not impossible and the other person is not always the problem..Sometimes the problem is you..The first step to changing your situation is Self Evaluation. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:52 AM
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There is more deception in the church than outside the church. Not every preacher is preaching CHRIST. Hearing a good sermon does not always mean you heard the Word of God. Hearing A feel good message does not always mean you heard the Word of God. The Good News is the Message of Jesus Christ. Christian Growth and Christian Maturity comes from hearing the Message of Jesus Christ. Faith comes from hearing the Message of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the only way. Satan is the Master of deception and not every preacher is preaching CHRIST. Christians know who and what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:52 AM
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The Highway to hell is very wide and easy traveled. You can drive slow or fast. You can walk or run. There are no rules or guidelines. There is no respect or appreciation for life. Every kind of character and behavior is accepted. It is the most popular way to go. It is man kinds favorite path. Anything goes on the highway to hell. But the road to Eternal life is Narrow. It is hard to find. It is bumpy and cannot be driven on. You cannot go fast. You cannot run. The only way to travel on the Narrow Road is to walk slowly by Faith. You will be hated. You will be mocked. You will be persecuted. It is not a popular way to go. It is not recommended by the world. It takes patience and endurance. But for those of us who find the path and stay on it. We will receive an eternal reward from God. "For many are called but few are chosen"..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:51 AM
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When you are a Christian..Its never about you and people..Its always about you and God..No matter what you feel or think..Or how hurt or angry you are over a situation...Let go of your emotions and try to learn whatever lesson God is teaching you..Try to see whatever God is showing you..Try to become whatever God is molding you to be..Trust whatever God is doing in you..Embrace the change and your future..People might seem to be ahead of you or getting the best of you..But if you trust the LORD and let Him finish the work He has started in you..God will humble your enemies and give you your hearts desires...You are the only person who can get in the way of what God has for you..Keep your mind on Jesus...Gods Will be done...Dont give up..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:51 AM
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In Christ Leaders are Servants. Before you can lead others you must first obey God and allow The Lord Jesus Christ to Lead you. “You know that in this world kings are tyrants and officials lord over the people beneath them. But, among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. For even I the Son of Man, came here not to be served, but to serve others and to give my life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10: 42-45 Beware of people who have a desire to lead. But they do not have a desire to serve. That is the opposite of what Jesus Christ taught. If a Christian leader is not willing to serve others He or she is not in Christ. Christians know who and what you are following. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:50 AM
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When it comes to life and decisions. There is nothing wrong with "free will" and having the right to choose. Having a choice is not a sin. But what you choose to do will determine rather or not you sin against God. The Bible does not change based on your decisions. The Word of God is Eternal. Rather you believe it or not.. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:50 AM
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Consider it a small victory in your life and spiritual battle. When you identify and recognize the different ways Satan uses people to attack you. May the peace of the Lord always be with you. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:50 AM
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Never give up..Use your pain and tears to help others and Glorify God in your trials and storms. Believe whatever God promised you about yourself and life. His Word is forever. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:49 AM
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A word of encouragement for you single Christian parents men and women..To help you understand and deal with some of the emotions and feelings you might be experiencing. First of all you need to know the closer you get to God the more you will desire your life to be in line with Gods Word. You will desire your family. You will want to raise your child with the other parent as a family like God intended. You might began to feel regret about your past mistakes that lead to your current situation. Love you thought and swear was gone will suddenly emerge again. You will have forgiveness for the other person. You will have a desire to be friends and have a close relationship. All these emotions and feelings are normal. Because you are growing in Christ you have a desire to do things Gods way. Unfortunately the other parent might not and probably wont feel the same way as you. Not only that they probably wont even respect you as a Christian or acknowledge you as a changed person. Just remember God is still in control. Your past failures and mistakes dont represent your future with God. And you can not change or control what another person thinks or feels. All you can do is do your best to show you are a new person in Christ. I am a single Christian dad experiencing all these things. I dont want my son building a relationship or even around another man period. But I can not control that. My sons mother does not see the change in me nor does she respect me as a Christian minister. But I can not control that either. For most of us the person we have a child with is usually the person that can get us off track with God. For me it is a personal and Spiritual let down when I fail to allow my sons mother to see the Christ in me. You have to pray and give your emotions and feelings to God. And ask God for peace and patience. Dont let anger get the better of you and cause you to say the wrong words or say the right words in the wrong way. Pray for self control. When you say something or do something rude or out of line apologize. Dont ignore the voice of the Holy Spirit. Demand your respect. But dont be disrespectful. Display your Christian character. And show the love of Jesus Christ. You have to understand that every time you fail to do this the enemy Satan will use that opportunity to attack you. For if a person you share a child with cannot see Christ in you. Satan will surely use this person to torment you. They will call you fake and a hypocrite. They will attack you as a Christian every chance they get. So its important that you maintain your Christian character. Do not allow anger to control how you respond. Remember the Lord Jesus Christ will be with you. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:49 AM
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There is a difference between the Holy Spirit dwelling in you and The Holy Spirit speaking to your conscience. A person can not continue to sin against God and at the same time be full of the Holy Spirit. If you are full of the Holy Spirit or if The Holy Spirit is dwelling in you or using you. You will not continue to live in sin. And when you do sin you will repent because you will feel conviction from the Holy Spirit. If you belong to God and you sin The Holy Spirit will speak to your conscience prompting you to repent..But you will not be full of the Holy Spirit..If you ignore the voice of the Holy Spirit you will continue to sin and move further away from God .At this point you will not be full of the Holy Spirit or have the Spirit of God dwelling in you. Repentance breaks the cycle of sin. Those who continue to live in sin and dont repent do not have the Spirit of God in them. God can not sin against Himself.. The Spirit of God left King David after David sinned.. Davids first sin was staying behind instead of going to war. This sin lead to him committing adultery and Davids unrepented sin lead to more sin. Then because God loved David He sent His prophet to speak to David. Now the Spirit of God was with the prophet. So when He spoke to King David. David felt conviction and repented for His sins. After He repented The Spirit of God was once again with David..Sin separates you from God. But Sin does not separate you from Gods love. Because God loves you He forgives you after you repent and confess your sins..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:48 AM
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When it comes to Worship and Serving God..Rather it be Preaching or Singing or any other Service for the Lord...God does not honor Talent..God honors a Sincere Heart and Spirit through Repentance..If your heart is not right and you are living in sin..When you Sing or Preach in the name of the Lord the Holy Spirit will not be with you..And if you continue to live in sin and then sin by doing things in the name of the Lord..God will uncover you and reveal your sin and reveal who you are to the public..God does not like hypocrisy..So dont brag or boast about being a great choir or preacher when you know your heart is wrong..You should be in mourning for your very soul.. REPENT before God uncovers you..Give your heart to Jesus Christ...Rededicate your life to God..Dont bring shame to the Cross and Sacrifice of Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:48 AM
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The bible says to do "all things" in the name of the LORD. "All things" does not include sin. When you do something in the name of Jesus Christ it has to be inline with the Word of God. You can not sin in the name of Jesus Christ. You can not support sin or anything that is not Christian or against Gods Word in the name of Jesus Christ. God can not go against Himself. So dont be deceived by people who claim they are doing something in the name of Jesus. If what they are doing or supporting goes against God and the teachings of Jesus Christ in anyway it is a sin. You are sinning against God when you lie and say you are doing something in Jesus Christ name when what you are doing or supporting is not Christian and against the teachings of Christ. Just because somebody quotes a scripture and tells you they are doing something in the name of God..Does not make them right or true..Christians know who and what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:47 AM
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Imagine what would happen if Christians studied the Bible and the Words of Jesus Christ..As much as they study politics and the words of politicians...There is only one Word that matters..And it comes from one person Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:38 AM
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The word “anoint” means “ to rub or smear with oil for protection or special purpose, rather it be for an office or religious service.” The origin of anointing comes from shepherds who poured oil on their sheep's wool to make it slippery to keep insects and other bugs from entering into the sheep's ears. Over time this practice became symbolic for protection and being blessed. In the Old Testament God would anoint His chosen leaders with oil as an outward expression of His approval. This also served as a shadow of the Anointing of Jesus as the Christ/Messiah. All of the prophets and leaders were anointed with oil. However Jesus was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit making Him the Christ/Messiah. The words Christ and Messiah both mean “Anointed or Anointed One.” Christ/Messiah is the title for Jesus. The word “Anointed” is translated as meaning “chosen one”. That is why Jesus Christ is the “chosen one”. He was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit. Luke 4: 18-19 18“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me,for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,that the blind will see,that the oppressed will be set free 19 and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.” The word “anointing” is a reference to the filling of the Holy Spirit in you and the call or purpose God has on your life as a follower of Jesus Christ. Everybody does not have the same anointing because everybody does not have the same purpose. But all who follow Jesus Christ and have the Holy Spirit in them have an anointing. All Christians have a purpose in Christ. Your anointing is not something that another person can take or steal from you. Your anointing has nothing to do with your spiritual gift or title. As long as you are obedient and remain in Gods will the Holy Spirit will guide you in your call and purpose. The Holy Spirit alone represents the anointing and empowers you to do whatever God has called you to do to fulfill your purpose in Christ. Jesus Christ alone was the “Anointed One” and all who follow Him have an anointing on their life. Christians know who and what you are following. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:38 AM
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Dont complain about Gods Word and what it says. For no one has ever did things Gods way and failed. Obedience to Jesus Christ is the Highest form of worship. You are a slave to whatever controls your heart. Either your heart belongs to the spirit of this world. Or your heart belongs to Jesus Christ...No matter what is going on in your life or what Spiritual season you think you are in. Repentance for your sins will determine your outcome...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:37 AM
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Christians suffer for 3 reasons: For disobeying Gods Commandments. Persecution for obeying Gods Commandments. Or you suffer so God can get the Glory. How many of us can say the situation we are in is because we obeyed The Word of God. How many of us can say we are being persecuted because we obeyed the Word of God. Ask yourself.. Why are you suffering child of God. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:36 AM
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Dont lie to yourself about how you feel about somebody or a situation...Dont deceive yourself...If you have to go out of your way or do extra stuff to prove to somebody else that you dont love or care about them..Chances are you still love and care about them..Self deception opens the door for all kinds of trouble..You bring harm to yourself...Once that door is open it is very hard to close..But there is no shame in being honest and truthful..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:36 AM
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Sometimes you have to be patient and Love from a distance..Keep that person lifted up in prayer and know that God is still in control..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:35 AM
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Be careful how your attitude is towards a person. Dont view another person as being beneath you. Rather you are prideful or over confident. Belittling somebody else or talking down on them. Announcing what you are going to accomplish or what the future holds for you. You dont know your own future. Today you have a job. Tomorrow you are unemployed. Today you are rich. Tomorrow you are poor. Today you have friends. Tomorrow they are dead. People who are sure and full of themselves slowly dig their own grave. They know everything and everybody but God. They think they have control over other people. When they cant even control their own emotions and actions. They cant speak without cursing. They cant break one single habit that is bad for them. They have everything but a relationship with God. So they have nothing that will last. They have nothing of value. They are fools..Here today and gone tomorrow. Pride always comes before the crash. But Wisdom begins with living your life in fear and respect for God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All who trust in Him. Trust in God. And all who trust in God Posses Wisdom. True wisdom comes from the Holy Spirit. Which is the Spirit of God. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:35 AM
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Faith Hope Love...All three are one with the same purpose...Like God The Father..God The Son(Jesus Christ) and God The Holy Spirit.. You can not have one without the other..And just like how Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit can not be forgiven..Anybody who does not Love does not know God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:35 AM
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If you are a Christian the "World" is suppose to hate you..And the "World" will hate you. Also people you know, respect and love will hate you. Your faith and the Holy Spirit will separate you from people. There is no such thing as a "popular worldly Christian"..Be satisfied with Gods approval..Dont seek approval from other men or the systems of the world..If you do you will fall off the narrow road..Keep your mind and hart on Jesus Christ and doing the Will of God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:34 AM
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You may say the right words..But if you say the right words with the wrong motives and the wrong Spirit..Your Words wont be received by the people who need to hear them..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:34 AM
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The best advice you can give a person you love..Who you see falling..Is tell them that God loves them and encourage them to give their heart to Jesus..Then pray and leave it to God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:33 AM
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Some people spend a whole lot of time talking about their so called "anointing". Reminding you over and over again that they are filled with the Holy Spirit and that God has called them to do something. Well thats all fine and dandy. However if your "anointing" is that strong stop talking about it and use it to help somebody. If you feel you are an Apostle fine..Go and heal somebody in the name of Jesus. If you feel you are a Prophet/Prophetess fine..Go and give somebody a Word from God..People who are really called by God dont have to waste time defending or reminding people that they are anointed. Instead you see the Christ in them.. In their Character, Words and Actions. Their actions show you that they are filled with the Holy Spirit. Their life is a light for Jesus Christ. They bare the fruit of The Holy Spirit. God always endorses His chosen. A person who is truly anointed and filled with the Spirit of God will walk in the footsteps of Christ and imitate Jesus. Self boasting and bragging is not from God..Christians know who and what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:33 AM
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Visiting Christian Dads..Dont let your childs mother disrespect you and talk down on you..Dont allow her to curse at you or belittle who you are..Demand respect as the father of your child..Any woman who disrespects the man who gave her the most important thing in her life is bitter and immature..These type of women define you as a man based on a few mistakes and a few bad memories..Then they spend the rest of their life trying to prove that they are happy and better off with out you..They blame everything that ever went wrong in their life on you..They slowly poison your childs spirit against you..Never let a woman down you in front of your child or turn your child against you..You are the man and you have to fight to be apart of your childs future..These women are out of fellowship with God..Men always take the heat for being the out of a childs life..When most of the time the woman is doing all she can all types of sneaky stuff in secret to make it hard on a man..All because she biiter and refuse to take responsibility for her feelings and emotions..Any woman that disrespects a Man of God will not have joy until she has repented for every word and action..You single parents dont teach your children to sin against God and break His Commandments by teaching them to dishonor their mother or father..Visting Dads stay encouraged and demand respect be there for your child..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:32 AM
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The test of Love is Forgiveness. True forgiveness means also forgetting. It is hard to forgive and forget. If somebody says they forgive you but still brings up stuff when they are angry then they have not really forgiven you. But if you love someone and they wrong you. The best thing you can do for yourself is forgive them rather you work it out or not. Because true love requires true forgiveness. A person who cannot forgive. Wont be able to love. God showed us this connection..He Loved Us So Much..That He Gave Us Jesus Christ..So That Our Sins Could Be Forgiven..Without Love there is no forgiveness and without forgiveness there is no love..Everybody will have a chance at both..One day you will have to forgive..And then one day you will have to be forgiven..One day you will have to love..And then one day you will need love..Remember Love does no wrong..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:32 AM
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We all are going to have hard times in life. You can go through the storm without Jesus. Or you can go through the storm with Jesus. You can cry without Jesus. Or you can cry with Jesus. You can face trouble without Jesus. Or you can face trouble with Jesus. You can face disappointment without Jesus. Or you can face disappointment with Jesus. You can mourn for love ones without Jesus. Or you can mourn for love ones with Jesus. You can have a heartache without Jesus. Or you can have a heartache with Jesus. You can go through a divorce without Jesus. Or you can go through a divorce with Jesus. You can be a single mom without Jesus. Or you can be a single mom with Jesus. You can be a visiting dad without Jesus. Or you can be a visiting dad with Jesus. You can try to beat an addiction without Jesus. Or you can try to beat an addiction with Jesus. You can be poor without Jesus. Or you can be poor with Jesus. You can battle sickness without Jesus. Or you can battle sickness with Jesus. You can deal with your thoughts and emotions without Jesus. Or you can deal with your thoughts and emotions with Jesus. You can be in a bad situation without Jesus. Or you can be in a bad situation with Jesus Christ.Remember the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and He will give you rest..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:31 AM
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God Endorsed The Apostles Of Jesus Christ as His Chosen in public by giving them the power to perform miracles amongst the the people. Apostle is one chosen and taught personally by Jesus Christ. Who was with Jesus Christ from the start of His ministry on earth until His ascension into heaven. “So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus— from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus’ resurrection.”Acts 1: 21-22 With the only exception being the Apostle Paul(Saul). Whom Jesus Christ made an apostle to the gentiles after He had ascended. And then called him up to heaven to teach him. Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him. 1 Corinthians 15 7:8 I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know—only God knows. Yes, only God knows whether I was in my body or outside my body. But I do know that I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell. Corinthians 12 1-4 I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ. Galatians 1: 12 The other 12 apostles all were with Jesus Christ during his ministry on earth. Apostles are Mature Christians they live and teach the lifestyle and ways of Jesus Christ. They are filled with the Holy Spirit and experts on all things concerning Jesus Christ, Salvation and the law of God. “But I will send you the Counselor—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will tell you all about me. And you must also tell others about me because you have been with me from the beginning of my ministry. john 15:26-27 There is no limit to their power. They can heal by touching a person. A person can even be healed by touching a piece of cloth that belongs to them. Even their shadow casting over a sick person can bring healing. The apostles were performing many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers were meeting regularly at the Temple in the area known as Solomon’s Colonnade. But no one else dared to join them, even though all the people had high regard for them. Yet more and more people believed and were brought to the Lord—crowds of both men and women. As a result of the apostles’ work, sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter’s shadow might fall across some of them as he went by. Crowds came from the villages around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits, and they were all healed. Acts 5:12-16 When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled. Acts 19:12 Apostles can raise the dead,call out demons and curse evil people. But Peter asked them all to leave the room; then he knelt and prayed. Turning to the body he said, “Get up, Tabitha.” And she opened her eyes! When she saw Peter, she sat up! He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then he called in the widows and all the believers, and he presented her to them alive. Acts 9:40-41 Saul, also known as Paul, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and he looked the sorcerer in the eye. Then he said, “You son of the devil, full of every sort of deceit and fraud, and enemy of all that is good! Will you never stop perverting the true ways of the Lord? Watch now, for the Lord has laid his hand of punishment upon you, and you will be struck blind. You will not see the sunlight for some time.” Instantly mist and darkness came over the man’s eyes, and he began groping around begging for someone to take his hand and lead him. Acts13:9-12 This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her. Acts 16:18 Apostles are experts in all things concerning Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures. Apostles have all of the Spiritual Gifts from the Holy Spirit. Apostles explain the Word of God in detail. They are experts on the ways of Satan and Spiritual warfare. Apostles walk in the foot steps of Jesus Christ. Apostles represent Jesus Christ in all that they do with their words and actions. They were responsible for spreading the Good news and establishing the foundation of the church and its leadership. They were responsible for making disciples of all nations. Including writing Gods scriptures for the generations to come. Apostles were privileged to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God. He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not”Mathew13:11 Apostles have the mentality of Jesus Christ. They are always prepared and ready to suffer and die for God. An Apostle is not arrogant or selfish. They do not brag or bring attention to themselves by how they live. They do not bring attention to themselves by speaking about their anointing or wisdom from God. Apostles do not purposely target women with their message. They do not seek attention from the world or approval from man. Apostles have no interest in worldly things. They live on earth as foreigners and as citizens of Heaven. Their only concern is pleasing God, spreading the Good News and teaching about Jesus Christ. Their spiritual wisdom and discernment is unmatched and cannot be challenged with human wisdom. Christians dont be decieved by clever speech that appeal to your flesh and sinful nature or words that make you feel good.. Make sure you know who or what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:30 AM
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God Endorsed His Chosen Prophets in public by giving them the power to perform miracles amongst the people. A Prophet or Prophetess(female) is a Person chosen by God to be a Messenger for God. I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell the people everything I command him. (Deuteronomy 18:18). God uses Prophets to speak to the people who belong to Him. Indeed, the Sovereign LORD never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets. ( Amos 3:7. Prophets usually have a specific message for Gods people. For example the message might be “Repent and live Holy.” Prophets also teach Gods law to the people according to Gods Commands. Look, I now teach you these decrees and regulations just as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy.Deuteronomy 4:5 Prophets do not elaborate or explain the Word of God. They simply repeat what God said or they say what God told them to say or do what God told them to do. “ You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.”(Ezekiel A Prophets power and ability to perform miracles is limitless. God always protects and endorses His prophets in public with miraculous signs from heaven. But Elijah replied to the captain, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and destroy you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and killed them all.2Kings 1:10 God Himself gives them the ability to do whatever it is He has told them to do. Prophets can also lead people according to what God tells them to do. Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them. Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” Exodus 3:9-10 They also have the ability to write scripture and may also hold other titles or positions such as king or priest. Prophets are not selfish or arrogant. They do not brag or bring attention to themselves by how they live. They do not boast about being a Prophet or being filled with Gods Spirit. They do not bring attention to themselves by speaking about their anointing or wisdom from God. Prophets do not purposely target women with their message. They do not seek attention from the world or approval from man. All Prophets can Prophesy however not everybody who Prophesy is a Prophet. The gift of prophecy is a Spiritual gift from the Holy Spirit. At any given time anybody who is filled with the Spirit of God may be lead by the Spirit to prophesy. Likewise at anytime the Spirit of God can come over a individual and lead that person to prophecy to fulfill scripture or a promise from God. Christians dont be deceived by clever speech that appeal to your flesh and sinful nature or words that make you feel good.. Make sure you know who or what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:30 AM
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There is a huge gap between the old Christian Leaders and The new young Christian Leaders. Most of the old leaders are traditional and systematic unwilling to accept change. Concerned more about your educational back ground, denomination, and who you sit under or what gives you the right to speak on behalf of God. Because of this a lot of young Christian leaders are not receiving support or being accepted by the old leaders. (Sounds like politics right). Its unfortunate because We the young leaders are the future.. We dont care about your education or experience or denomination, your title or who you are connected too. All we want to do is introduce people to God, bring souls to Christ, Change peoples lives and spread the love of Jesus. There are a lot of timothys but there are few Pauls to help mentor. So I want to encourage all of the young leaders..Stay focussed and faithful to what God has called you to do. Dont be discouraged if you dont have the support from older leaders and preachers..God will provide the mentors you need. Just stay in the Word and remain in Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:29 AM
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I want to encourage my brothers and sisters who are working in Ministry..The devil would have you believe that if you are not making money that you are not accomplishing anything...But dont be deceived or discourage..Your fruit are the people whose lives you are changing and impacting daily...You never know who you are helping or who is being introduced to God through your words or works..So stay focussed and stay faithful to whatever God has called you to do..You work for God and serve people out of love and obedience in service to Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:28 AM
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Life is all about choices. Its your choice to pursue a relationship with God. Its your Choice to Love Jesus Christ. If you want to walk around with the Power that God promised to you in His Word. You must first make the choice to Get Serious With God. God is not going to force you to serve Him. Its up to you to make that decision for yourself. We say we love God. But Jesus Christ said “If you love me, obey my commandments.” Getting serious with God means choosing to make a conscience effort to obey Gods Commandments. Choosing to do all you can to align your lifestyle and heart with the Word of God. You can evaluate your relationship with God. You dont need to open your heart to another person or get counseling. If you want to know where you are with God. Go through the 10 commandments. See for yourself which commandments you are breaking. I assure you that everything that has ever slowed you down in life. Every time you found yourself moving backwards instead of forwards. Was the result of you disobeying Gods Commandments. When people obey Gods Commandments they grow and move forward. Even what appears to be bad works out for your good. Repent and Confess your sins. God forgives you. Then make a choice. Because Jesus Christ said if you love me obey my commandments. Lord I want to do better. Lord I need your grace. Lord I need your mercy. But most of all Lord I need you to know that I love you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:27 AM
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You have loved..You have lost..You have learned..You have matured...Now you will be a blessing to the wife or husband God places in your life..Remain Faithful to the promises of God..He knows your hearts desires..Jesus Christ Remembers you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:27 AM
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Dont judge or condemn other people because you dont like the way they choose to honor God. For example if a person gets a tatt on his body in honor of the LORD dont condemn that person. Because you dont know what is in his heart. Indeed in the Old Testament God told His people not to be like the pagans and mark up their bodies. In honor of false Gods. He told them this because God Himself knew what was in their hearts. But in these days because of Jesus Christ God has placed His Word and Spirit inside of the hearts of the people that belong to Him. So dont condemn another Christian. You can be sure if a man has 20 tatts on his body to honor this evil world. How many more tats will he have to honor the God who saved His very soul from this evil world. And do you really believe that God will condemn him for showing the world how much he loves Jesus Christ and how grateful he is for the love of God. Of course not. Because his heart belongs to God and his motives our pure. Only God knows a persons heart. Rather or not a person has a tatt or not has nothing to do with his Salvation. If his heart belongs to God He will have eternal life...If you wish to judge the motives of somebodys heart..Start by judging your own.. Dont discourage another believer...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:26 AM
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When your passions and desires become the same as Gods Will and plan for your life..You will have confidence and live your life by Faith and with purpose..Your heart will be filled with love and set on serving Jesus Christ.. You will have a impact and make a difference in somebody else life..Your Christian light will shine and the devil will know you are in it to win it..Have a safe Weekend God bless..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:26 AM
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If you belong to God and you are outside His Will...You wont feel good or have joy or peace...And if you hate somebody you love who you have in your heart..You wont feel good or have joy or peace.. Always Clear your conscience with God and settle your differences with the people you love even if they dont accept it just make sure they know your heart is open for forgiveness..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:25 AM
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The Holy Spirit convicts people of their sins against God not people..Christians should not be judging people,condemning people, or sending people to Hell with your words and attitude. Instead you should be Spreading the Gospel which is the story and love of Jesus Christ.. When you give somebody the Word of God if its done out of love the Holy Spirit will be with you and The Holy Spirit will bring that person to repentance..Not you telling them that they are going to Hell..Likewise before you tell somebody about Hell..You need to first tell them about Gods grace and love which they can receive when they repent and give their heart to Jesus Christ..Better yet show them Gods love and let your life be an example of what Gods grace can do..Jesus Christ showed love and mercy to all sinners..He told them to repent and did so out of love..But to the religious teachers who were self righteous and claimed to be Holy who were judgmental and condemned others..Jesus uncovered them as fakes because their hearts did not belong to God..So if you wish to warn people about hell start with the people in your own church and circle who claim to know Jesus..As for the unbelievers simply give them the Word of God out of love and show them the love of Jesus Christ..If you belong to God then you should reflect it by how you treat others or do you believe you can love your enemies and tell them they are going to hell at the same time..of course not..The Holy Spirit will Convict people of their sin and bring them to repentance..Only God can change a persons heart..Christians we need to focus on helping people and winning souls to Christ not sending people to hell...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:25 AM
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Giving yourself to God and trying to change your life and behavior is hard and takes courage. When you do start to change you are going to lose some friends. People will bring up your past and try to keep you from changing. These people dont love you. The people who love you will respect your decision and support you in giving your life to God. The road to eternal life is narrow..Once you find it dont let anybody put you on another road. And remember nothing happens overnite..If you know you are moving forward with God then keep going no matter how things look or seem..Even Jesus had a bad day but because he belong to God it ended with Glory..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:25 AM
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Repentance breaks the cycle of sin in your life...Unrepented sin will leave you in chains..So if you are stuck in a situation or need to break away from something or someone or maybe you need a flat out miracle in your life...Evaluate your heart and come clean to God..Confess your sins..Forgive others and ask God for forgiveness..And Jesus Christ will deliver you and break every chain holding you down..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:24 AM
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Satan has the power to bless those who serve him with money and material things.. But JOY..PEACE and ETERNAL LIFE comes from God and God alone..So dont be discouraged when evil people seem to prosper..How many of them will Drug over dose, Commit Suicide, or Live a Life Full of Heart Ache and Regret..There is a price to pay for serving Satan and going against God..But You belong to God..So put your trust in the Lord and turn up your praise..Because you have Joy, Peace, and Eternal Life..And nobody can take it from you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:24 AM
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Christians should represent Jesus Christ from the inside out. Your mind and heart should be set on Christ. Your home should be filled with the peace and joy that comes from Christ. Your attitude and personality should reflect the compassion that comes from Christ.. And you should interact with all people with the love and understanding that comes from Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:23 AM
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If you give your heart to Jesus Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to control you. You will automatically be in obedience with Gods law. Because God can not disobey Himself. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:23 AM
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If you want to take your Christian Growth to a higher level of Spiritual understanding..Soak in the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus Christ in the Gospels of the New Testament..And Gods Word will live in you..It will be on your mind and in your heart..And the Holy Spirit will invade your Conscience and give you wisdom..In the Old Testament the Prophets point to Jesus Christ..And in the New Testament Jesus Christ is revealed..And the best way to grow in Christ is to know Christ, His teachings and His lifestyle..If you dont know Jesus Christ the rest of the Bible will do you no good...Because He is the one the Prophets pointed to in the Old Testament, He is the one the Apostles preached about in the Epistles and He is the one whose life was shown to be the very will and Glory of God in the Gospels. He is Jesus Christ and He alone is the way.. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:22 AM
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The way you respond to people will determine how fast you grow in Christ..Dont worry about people who are sneaky and envious..Take advantage of every attack by Satan to display your faith..And God will elevate you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:21 AM
marcalan
As a Christian you are never done growing or maturing in Christ. But a Christian who is growing and maturing should began to develop the mentality of Jesus. There are things you start to understand when you are maturing in Christ. A mature Christian understands its not about what you want for yourself. It is not about your likes or dislikes. A mature Christian understands its about Gods plan and Gods will for your life. A mature Christian makes the effort to put God first in every aspect of life. You seek Gods will and you live to please God. You make a conscience effort to remain in Christ. A mature Christian makes a conscience effort to obey the 10 commandments. You pursue a Holy lifestyle but you understand you are not Holy. You do good deeds but you understand you are not good. You succeed in areas of life but you understand you are not successful. A mature Christian is humble, abandoning your own self identity and becoming a nobody. So in Christ you can help somebody and make a difference with God. Always giving God the praise and Glory. Remembering it is not you but God who is Holy and Good. And He alone is successful. This is Christian maturity. Denying yourself the sinful pleasures of the world. Making a conscience decision to avoid temptation and any situation that can separate you from God. This is Christian maturity. Understanding that there is no place in your heart for anger and bitterness. There is no place in your heart for envy and lust. There is no place in your heart for hate and vengeance. You have a Christ like mentality. Love first, Love all and Forgive first, Forgive all. You know longer worry about life or your circumstances. You live for Christ each day like it is your last day because you understand that the next day is not promised or guaranteed. This is Christian maturity. Making the choice to carry your cross. A mature Christian is ready and prepared to suffer for God. In Luke chapter 22: 42. Jesus Christ shows us the mentality a mature Christian should have. Jesus knows what he is about to go through. He knows the pain and suffering he is about to experience. But still as he prays and talks to God. He does not complain No. He does not question God No. He does not back down from His responsibility No. But instead He says Father God if you are willing , meaning if that is what you want to do. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will and not mine. Jesus Christ was ready and prepared to suffer for God. Even knowing the outcome. Jesus accepted and wanted the will of God. He wanted to do things Gods way according to Gods plan. That is Christian Maturity...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:20 AM
marcalan
If you are feeling down and thinking of giving up..Remember Somebody died yesturday..Somebody is going to die today..And somebody will die tomorrow..But right now you are alive and have a chance to to do something..Dont be a slave to your circumstances..God gave you His Word, Unique Gifts and Individual Talents so you could be prepared for the battle...Its up to you to use them..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:20 AM
marcalan
Often the people who dont appreciate your time will insist you spend it on them, they will become a distraction and drain you emotionally creating all kinds of problems in your walk with God..Like wise the people who do appreciate your time and need you..May never ask you for your help..Instead they will pray and ask God to place it on your heart to help them..Remember people only have control over you if you give them control by allowing them to influence your feelings and emotions..And a person who uses your feelings and emotions to control how you interact with them is not your friend..So why are you upset?.. Put your trust in Jesus Christ.. Believe God and not people..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:19 AM
marcalan
God dont keep His people or things that belong to Him dead..Jesus Christ defeated death..And Jesus Christ called Lazzerus out of death..And now Jesus Christ is calling you out of death...Anything in your life that is dead is not of God or from God..Dead End Friendships..Dead End Relationships..Dead End jobs..Dead End Lifestyle..These things are not from God..Right now Jesus Christ is calling somebody and knocking at the door of somebodys heart..Maybe it is you who needs to answer the call and come out of Emotional Bondage..Physical Bondage..Spiritual Bondage..Maybe its you who needs to come out of death and live your life with purpose..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:15 AM
marcalan
Repentance is where our deliverance begins! God has placed a prayer of repentence on my heart. Dear heavenly father, help me to always stay in a state of repentance. Search my heart and remove anything that is not pleasing in your sight . Help me to always be aware of my faults and failures and my need for repentance. Without you I am nothing! More than anything I want to have an effective pray life. I want to be able to pray for myself and others and see you move in a mighty way. I thank you for the awesome things that you have already done in my life. I thank you for my health and strength. Thank for for my family and friends. I even thank you for my enemies and trails and tribulations that have cause me to draw closer to you. I thank you for keeping me day by day. Keep me humble. Keep me ready to forgive othersas you have forgiven me others. Touch those who are hurting. Only you know what they need and how to meet that need. Use me in anyway that you see fit. Help me to be what you want me to be. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:14 AM
marcalan
If you are having problems in your prayer life and feel like your prayers are not being herd by God..Try this approach.. Before you pray and talk to God.. first repent and clear your conscience with God..Forgive anybody you have a problem with..Dont have anything in your heart against another person..If you want a healthy prayer life you must come to God with a sincere heart..You also need an attitude of appreciation, love and thanksgiving. Pray with expectation in your heart..The expectation that you should have in your heart is the fulfillment and confidence that God will satisfy your every need because of your love for Jesus Christ...Live with that emotion inside of you..And after you have prayed you need to live everyday like your prayer has already been answered...Continue to praise and worship God..And have faith He will answer your prayer..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:14 AM
marcalan
My heart goals out to our youth because satan is attacking them from the womb! He is attacking all of us! He is out to kill, steal, and destroy by any means. He is attacking the mind, body, and soul with alcohol, drugs, sexual sins, violent crimes, mental illness and all manner of diseases! We must put on the whole armor of God! We must stop letting satan have his way and fight back! The bible says that we can overcome evil by doing good; we can overcome hate with love; and we put out darkness by shining the light of the word! Those of you who love Jesus and want to live for him; we have work to do!! Lets combind forces and put our love for Jesus in action. Lets stop fighting each other. Our target is sin and the evil in this world. But, we must start with the sin that is still within us! In order to put on the armor of God you must first "take off" sin..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:12 AM
marcalan
Remember and understand that no church or church leader is perfect..A church is only as Holy and loving as the people who go there..The people are the church..That is why it is important that you focus on your walk with God and spiritual growth...Do all you can to keep your heart filled with the love of Jesus Christ..So that people can see the love of God in you..And you can share that love with them..One by one the members can make the church a place for the sick and the hurting..Open your heart to Jesus before you open your to people..And Jesus will greet the people you open your heart too..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:11 AM
marcalan
Stop looking at other people and comparing your life to theirs..You are unique and special in the eyes of God.. We are all different..Put your trust in God not church people or the world..And start being productive in Christ...When you leave here the only thing you can take with you is your own personal relationship with God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:10 AM
marcalan
We can not make the mistake of underestimating the enemy Satan...It is important to understand when Satan attacks you his preparation is careful...He scouts your surroundings...He studies your strengths and weaknesses...He puts your life under a microscope...He studies your habits and routines...He studies your relationships with friends and family...Then he puts together a strategy and sends out his attack...Satan tempts your "flesh" to get you to sin against God...He knows the best way to attack you is by influencing your feelings and emotions..So he uses situations and people who are close to you both family and friends to attack you...So dont become discouraged when the people you love appear to be your enemy..Instead put your trust in God and pray for them..Or else you to will end up fighting with them..And that is exactly what Satan wants...His job is to separate you from Jesus Christ and the Grace of God...Never underestimate the enemy...This is Spiritual War..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:09 AM
marcalan
I am not a democrat or republican and I am not a Obama supporter..I am a Christian and I support, represent and follow Jesus Christ.. And it sickens me when people who consider themselves Christians use the bible to justify their hate and political views. When they do this they are bringing shame to the entire Body of Christ and the Cross of Jesus..You are not a Christian if you have a hateful Spirit..And other than the fact that President Obama is half black what is the difference between President Obama and the other Presidents before him that makes him the child of the devil or the anti Christ..What Commandments has he broken against God that the other Presidents have not broken...This land has been defiled ever since the Europeans came over and stole it from the Indians and then of course there was the whole slavery thing and all other kinds of acts of sin against God that has lead us to our present time in history..Or do you really believe Obama is the blame for our nations problems because of course the USA was a God fearing Christian Nation before Barack Obama became president. Seriously.. Do you really believe God is going to honor your hate..If you are a racist at heart and full of hate you dont know Jesus Christ and it is shameful to hide behind a Bible and your Religion to justify your hate towards the President...Gods love and Racism dont mix or go together..Since the Holy Spirit is not with you..The hate in your heart is uncovered and everybody will see you for what you are..A unhappy bitter hateful person..Christians read your Bible and be lead by the love of God,the Grace of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit...Not everybody who post and quote scriptures belong to God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:09 AM
marcalan
Dont be deceived and believe that you can feed your mind and heart anything and than jump into praising and worshiping God..Praise and Worship starts on the inside..What you put in your mind evolves and grows in your heart and comes out in your Spirit..Keep your thoughts focussed on pleasing God and He will honor your praise and worship..Clear Conscience and a Sincere Heart through Repentance ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:08 AM
marcalan
With so many people complaining, mostly females about not being able to find a mate or real man as most put it.. listen if you want a different kind of man..Pick your man out of a different kind of category or else you will just end up repeating yourself with the same kind of relationships...new names, new faces but same characteristics...This same advice applies to men who are tired of the women they been involved with.. And remember you have to be the kind of person you want to be with..So if you want Real,Honesty,Loving,Reliable, and anything else that is important to you in a relationship..You yourself have to also be and have those same qualities..And of course it starts with a personal relationship with God..Work on yourself before you demand perfection from others..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:08 AM
marcalan
Because of some recent events and unfortunate acts by people who were sick mentally or just plain evil.. Many people are going to allow fear and doubt to settle into their minds and hearts..Let us remember that the devil uses fear to get us off track and to keep us unstable in our life..Pray for the families who have suffered tragedy..Defeat fear with your faith in God..Have enough faith to share with your neighbor..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:07 AM
marcalan
When you are Saved and your heart belongs to Jesus Christ..You have a desire to Worship God and you seek the presence of the Lord..If you do not worship or have a desire to Worship God..You are not Saved..Once you experience the presence of God through Worship you will desire more and more of Gods love and your heart will be filled with the love of Jesus Christ..You might save another persons life and bring them to Christ if they witness you worshipping God through your trials and tribulations and living your life through the power of the Holy Spirit by faith because of Gods Grace and Mercy.. We need to show the world what a Saved and Changed Heart produces and what a Life in Christ looks like..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:06 AM
marcalan
The first message of correction you recieve from God will be meant for you to apply to yourself..The Holy Spirit always reveals to you your own sin and what you need to change in your own life first before He gives you a message for other people..So check and humble yourself.. Repent and pray before you speak, counsel or advise others..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:06 AM
marcalan
There is no shame in being honest and truthful..Only deliverance..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:05 AM
marcalan
Men set the tone for the house hold and relationship..If we had men who love Jesus Christ and put God first..Then we would have better men,better women and better kids..Men need to love women the way God instructed..A woman is made to respond according to the love she is recieving..Its up to the man to give her the correct love and love her the way God intended..And she will respond with even more love and the man will have his wife..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:05 AM
marcalan
God the Father loves you so much that He gave you His son Jesus Christ..Jesus Christ loves you so much that He died for you and sent The Holy Spirit..The Holy Spirit loves you so much that He refuses to leave you alone..So dont worry and dont live in fear..Put your trust in the Lord..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:04 AM
marcalan
If you continue to fight and argue with the people you love...Eventually the stress and pressure will kill you...Nobody wants to fight forever...Sometimes its best to wave your flag forgive forget and show them how you really feel...And love them with your words and actions...We are not going to live forever and why waste time fighting with the people you love...One day you wont have that person to fight with, to forgive or to love...All you will have are tears and regret.. Tomorrow is not promised to us..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:03 AM
marcalan
People who can not control their own emotions and who dont know their own feelings are a danger too themselves as well as others...But God through the power of His Holy Spirit gives all who believe in Jesus Christ peace of mind..Dont waiver between thoughts or allow your heart to be deceived by the moment...Instead ask God for a clear understanding...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:03 AM
marcalan
Holy is the Identity of God and Holy should be our Christian identity..In the bible Holy is the word used to describe God and His property... Love is not our Christian identity... Even people who dont believe in God have something or someone that they love...You can be a loving sinner but you can not be a Holy sinner...Human Worldly love is not the same as Godly Christian love..And Godly love comes from the Holy Spirit..We have to repent and allow the Holy Spirit to live in us so we can pursue Holiness and live Holy lifestyles as witnesses of Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:02 AM
marcalan
If you hate your brother or sister and walk around with hate in your heart towards other people...You dont know Jesus Christ...Compare your love to the love of Jesus..We have to represent Christ and maintain our Christian character with all people...Never let it be said you wasnt willing to help your brother or make a difference in somebodys life when you were able..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:01 AM
marcalan
I want to encourage you to rise above the drama...You can not control what people say about you..You can not control what people do..God knows your heart and God knows your intentions.. Give your feelings and emotions to God..Whatever you are a prisoner of rather it be people or things or circumstances..Let it go remove yourself from anything or anyone who is negative in your life...Surround yourself with people who genuinely care about you and love you..Keep your head up..Everything will work out for you and be alright.. Remember You are forgiven and you are loved..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:00 AM
marcalan
We can not choose our race or gender..But we can choose rather or not to live in sin against God. God sees our choices...We punish ourselves with the decisions we make and the lifestyles we choose to live..Because God loves us He gave us free will and because He loves us and wants us all to be saved He gave us Jesus Christ...God is Love...But God hates sin...And because God loves all people He offers as a gift His Holy Spirit to give us the power to walk away from our sin and struggles...But its still our choice...Gods Love, Mercy and Grace is free for everyone who accepts it..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:59 PM
marcalan
The words you say plant seeds if you cannot handle the crop you are planting then you need to keep your mouth shut and watch what you say to people.. You reap what you sow. We need to respect ourselves and respect other people...Lets keep each other lifted up in prayer..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:58 PM
marcalan
Monday April 29, 2013 11:58 PM
marcalan
Satan's job is to separate you from Jesus Christ and to keep you from spreading the Word of God..He achieves this through deception and temptation and he attacks you from everywhere physically mentally and emotionally..He keeps you confused and unstable and in the dark..But if you seek the truth believe and trust the Word of God you wont be deceived by Satan...You are the only person that can keep you from having a relationship with Jesus Christ..You are the only person that can keep you from being used by God..You dont have to be perfect for God to use you..You have to be Faithful Available and Willing..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:57 PM
marcalan
The Christian you portray yourself to be at church..That is for the eyes of man..The Christian you are when you are alone and by yourself..That is the Christian God sees...What you do in the dark when no one is looking...That is the Christian God sees..What you do in your private life and the privacy of your home..That is the Christian God sees..What you think about..What you desire..What is in your heart..What your intentions are...What your secrets are..That is the Christian God sees...A life in Christ..Christian maturity..Spiritual growth..Holiness..A strong personal relationship with God..Pursue all of these daily when you are alone.. The body of Christ and church families wont grow unless the people and members pursue Christ in their private lives..When its just you and God..Who are you ? Who does God see..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:56 PM
marcalan
This is the Message and the Good News...The Birth...The Death...The Resurrection. Repentance...Grace...Salvation. Love...Forgiveness...Obedience. You may not know much..But if you know Jesus..You still know enough to get you from Point A to Point Z...Carry your Cross and Keep your trust in God...Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:55 PM
marcalan
This is the Message and the Good News...The Birth...The Death...The Resurrection Repentance...Grace...Salvation Love...Forgiveness...Obedience
Monday April 29, 2013 11:54 PM
marcalan
When you pray and talk to God..Talk like this..First Repent and ask for forgiveness..Then say I love you and thank God because you are alive..And remember it was God's Son Jesus not you who suffered and died on the cross so that you and I can be saved..Speak your heart to God..Ask Him to remove the darkness from your mind..Ask Him to give you the strength to deal with the people you have trouble with..Ask Him for Spiritual Wisdom,Understanding and Self-Control so you can avoid temptation..Give God your feelings and emotions..Declare your dependancy on Him..Pray for the Poor, Sick,Strangers and Anybody you know who is in need.. Don't repeat bless me Lord bless me because God already knows what you want but even more important God Knows what you need and what is best for you..Ask God to give you the power of obedience to Him so you can accept His Will for your life..Ask God to show you how to live your life and use your gifts to bring Him Glory..Pray this way and you will remain in the presence of God..Remember every body wants the blessings that come with The Cross..But who wants the responsibility of carrying it..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:54 PM
marcalan
Love..Hope..Faithfulness..Kindness..Patience..Self-Control..Repentence..Humility..Forgiveness..Gentleness..Peace..Joy..Wisdom..All Grow from the Seed of Christ and Fall from the same Tree...What are you producing in your life..What kind of tree are you..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:51 PM
marcalan
Don't waste time worrying and let financial set backs keep you down...Time is more important than money..Use your time wisely for God...And He will take care of your finances and open doors..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:51 PM
marcalan
When you have a Clear Conscience with God..The enemy has nothing to threaten you with..Nothing to hold over you..No power to harm you..The enemy is never in control..You walk with Christ and without fear..You look the serpent in the eye..And you tell the enemy to bring it on give it your best shot...Im in Gods Will and Im ready...Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:50 PM
marcalan
Humility starts with Repentance..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:49 PM
marcalan
Pride and fear of rejection..Can keep you mentally stuck..Open doors for depression..And keep you from moving forward in life...If you are in love with a person...Tell them how you feel...Hold nothing back...And no matter the outcome rejoice and thank God..For if they feel the same way God has blessed you with a mate...And if they reject you God has blessed you with a peace of mind and you can move forward with no regrets because God has someone else just for you...And remember just like how pride can keep you from having a relationship with God...Pride can also keep you from having a relationship with the person you love..So apologize, forgive, and tell them how you feel...If you are a new Christian..Prepare for the fight of your life..Some of your friends will abandon you..Satan will tempt you..And the world will attack you..Don't build your faith on what God can do for you and how much God is going to bless you with...Instead study the Bible..Seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and focus on living your life for God..Remember God is always faithful..He has nothing to prove to us..For the proof of Gods Love is all around us and has been since the beginning of time...If you are a baby Christian wavering back and fourth, backsliding and struggling with your faith still living off the prayers of Grandma..Let this be the year you rededicate yourself to Christ and start taking your walk with God seriously..You are responsible for your own relationship with God..A lot of churches are stuck full of baby Christians unable to grow and mature spiritually..In order for the Holy Spirit to dwell in the House Of The Lord (your church) the people who make up the church have to study and live off the Word 7 days a week in their private lives allowing the Holy Spirit to live in them..And then you can expect Spiritual Growth and Maturity in your church...Always Repent and keep a clear conscience before God..Church leaders..I encourage you to Love and tell the Truth to the people God has entrusted you with..Dont cheat them by telling them what they want to hear and dont worry about hurting their feelings or a decline in your membership...Instead trust the message God has given you and deliver it unapologetically..You cant avoid conviction..That is not up to you or your job...And before there can be a renewal of the Spirit and Mind there has to be conviction..The Holy Spirit convicts..Your job is to give the people the Word of God...God will take care of everything else..If you have been walking with God full joy with your mind and heart set on Jesus and doing Gods Will for your life..I urge you to bless others..Remain prayerful..And worship and praise God because it gets better...The best is yet to come..Remember Spiritual Wisdom is greater and more valuable than human knowledge...Happy New Year..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:49 PM
marcalan
To be Holy you must first acknowledge you are not good or better than anybody else and humble yourself before the Lord..The people who believe themselves to be Holy are already being deceived by Satan and their hearts are fiiled with pride(like the pharisees)...They discourage people from joining the Body of Christ and they cause baby Christians to stumble...Even Jesus said "No one is good but one, that is God."..In order for us to pursue Holiness and be Holy like God..We have to have the humble attitude of a servant like Christ...Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:48 PM
marcalan
Father God please tell me what kind of Christian am I...How much do I love Jesus...How much time do I give to You...Do I seek Your Will in every aspect of my life...Am I sincere in my spirit..Do I fight for the helpless..Do I feed those who are hungry...Do I care for the sick..What is the motivation for my actions..Is it to please You..Or is it to satisfy my ego..If you uncover me what will people see..Will they see the love of Christ...Or will they see a selfish individual...Do I love my neighbor..Or do i envy his life...What secrets do I have buried inside me..When I am all alone where does my mind take me...Is it lust..Is it deception...Do I desire the things of this world..Am I filled with pride and arrogance...Am I humble..Am I thankful..Am I grateful..Do I really want to praise you...Is your Word apart of my heart..Is your Holy Spirit inside of me...Please Lord tell me what kind of Christian am I...Father God You and You alone know my heart...That is why every night I rededicate myself to you..I seek you with a clear conscience in the name of Jesus..I come to you in humility and in the state of Repentance because without your forgiveness,grace and mercy...I would not be a Christian at all..All praises belong to God through Jesus Christ who Reigns and Lives Forever...Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:47 PM
marcalan
MY TESTIMONY Minister MarcAlan: I was not a good person....I lived a lifestyle against God..I lived in Sin..I made music that promoted Sin..My lyrics encouraged and glorified everything that is wrong with our culture particularly the black community...I lived to please myself and to be a part of the world...I was not a good man to the woman God gave me...I was selfish, arrogant and inconsiderate...My attitude cost me my family and made me a visiting dad..I was depressed for a year and my mind was in a dark place..Then one day JESUS revealed himself to me..He dusted me off and began chipping away and molding me from the inside...He removed the darkness from my mind and changed my heart..He showed me the correct way to love...Gods Holy Spirit consumed me...During that time of conversion Jesus showed me how he was with me through it all waiting for me to reach out to him...He forgave me for all the things I said and did...He planted a seed in my heart and He lit a fire in my soul.. Now I know that there is nothing Greater than Gods Love..The things we count as important or special...money,cars, jewlry,homes,clothes,..Mean Nothing..And the time we waste on hating, fighting,and bringing each other down..Is All For Nothing..For when We Die..We Leave Only With Our Own Personal Relationship With God.. God Saved my life..I cannot change my past..But I can live for God today and tomorrow..I can be a positive influence and impact the lives of others..I encourage you please SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY AND LOVE FOR JESUS especially preachers and other people working in ministry..We all are going to make mistakes and fall short..But you can go through the storm without JESUS or you can use your umbrella and go through the storm with JESUS..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:46 PM
marcalan
Can somebody please tell me the Scripture...Where JESUS DIVIDES his DISCIPLES into DENOMINATIONS and instructs them to Argue, Cheat and Mistreat People, Judge The Poor, Break Communities Up and Promote Hate and Division In The Kingdom of God. I cant seem to find that verse in my Bible because it doesnt exist..Christians we have to show people the love of Jesus Christ and be united in Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:45 PM
marcalan
Dont Be A In The Closet Self Righteous Christian: The reason people DONT BELIEVE..Is because people who DO BELIEVE DONT LOVE..People Are Hurting...Everyday on FB people are crying out for help..Depression,Physical Illness,Mental Illness,Drug/Alcohol Addiction all are evident..Take the time to MESSAGE them and ENCOURAGE them..Show them LOVE through your WORDS and ACTIONS..RISE UP AND HELP SOMEBODY..MAKE IT PERSONAL..LOVE THEM LIKE JESUS...Faith,Hope,Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:42 PM
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Thursday September 27, 2012 1:21 PM
matt
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Tuesday June 5, 2012 5:49 PM
What's on your mind?
marcalan
Because I can not afford to pay for my book to be reviewed by the normal book crtitics who are paid to review and endorse books. I am asking that anybody who reads my book please rank and write a review about it rather its good or bad on Barnes and Noble or Amazon website. Thank you and God Bless. Faith Hope Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:08 AM
marcalan
We are living in the time of False Apostles, False Prophets and False Teachers of the Word of God. So you are not deceived and lead astray it is important for you to stay grounded in the Words of Jesus Christ. Put yourself under Jesus Christ and stay in the Word. If you do this the Holy Spirit will give you Spiritual discernment and you wont be deceived. Dont concern yourself with being under a certain leader. Just make sure you are under Jesus Christ. And God will put you under the leader that is best for your spiritual growth. The Holy Spirit will guide you to the church that is best for you. There is nobody better than Jesus Christ for you to be under. So put Him first in your life. Develop a personal relationship with him. If you do this the Holy Spirit will protect you from liars..And lead you to the truth..And Jesus replied.."I AM He"..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:08 AM
marcalan
"Come as you are" This is what all churches say to encourage people to join their church..However in order for a person to come as they are..The people in the church have to accept them as they are. Dont tell them to pull up their pants..Dont instruct them to take off their hat..Dont start spraying air freshener around them..Dont look at them like you are disgusted by them..Dont look at them like they dont belong..Dont talk about them..Instead say nice to have you here today please have a seat..In other words..If you can not show them the love of Jesus Christ..Keep your comments to your self and Move your judge mental Holier than thou self out of the way..So the person who is broken and reaching for Jesus Christ can receive the Love of God...Because when you were broken and lost somebody loved you like Jesus and got out of your way so God could save you..Let them "Come as they are" to Jesus Christ...And Jesus replied "I AM He" Faith..Hope..Love Matthew 11 28-30 28Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:08 AM
marcalan
Everybody wants to hear about how much God loves them and what God can do for them..But if you are serious about changing and bringing down the walls of negativity and depression in your life. If you want to see the power of God..You need to put your love for God and your faith for God in Action and show Jesus you love him with your actions..Love Jesus enough to live for God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:07 AM
marcalan
You dont have to search for snakes..If you keep your grass cut..The serpent will reveal itself...So keep your mind and conscience clear with God..And you wont have to search for the problem..The Holy Spirit will reveal the problem to you..The serpent is always the one who is giving you advice or pulling you away from Gods Instruction,Plan or Will for your life. Telling you the opposite of What God told you..Planting those seeds of doubt in your Faith Garden..Make sure you keep your grass cut and water your Garden with the Words of Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:04 AM
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A big reason people dont go to church is not because they dont believe in God or because they disagree with the bible..Its because of the people in the church "church people"..Their attitude and Their Spirit...When you are apart of a church family either you are helping it grow or you are tearing it apart and driving people away..A lot of people are looking for encouragement through the Word Of God..A lot of people who dont go to church are still open to listening to the Word Of God..These people dont have a problem with God..They just have a hard time respecting "church people".. This is why it is important to have the love of Jesus in your heart. His love draws people in..Nobody ever stopped going to church because of Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:03 AM
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In the Bible the focus is on Making followers of Jesus Christ and Christian living with a clear conscience before God. There was one temple or church for each area or community. There where more Christians than churches. The Apostles and the other leaders took turns speaking. They were not in competition with each other. And spoke against division and kept the focus on One body in Christ Jesus Unified. Today there seems to be the exact opposite of this. We have more churches than Christians. Denominations represent division. Dont take my word for it just study the definition of the word "denomination". There also is an atmosphere of competition amongst Christians. All of these things weaken the Body Of Christ. We need to put the focus back on making followers of Jesus Christ and living for God. If we want the "world" to take us serious about our Faith. We need to act like it. There shouldnt be more churches than Christians. And our Spirit should be in agreement with each other because we all should have the "Holy Spirit" Gods Spirit. So there should be unity. Not competition or discord. If you can not fellowship with another Christian because of your church or their church then something is wrong. We cant expect the "world" to accept our testimony for Christ when we dont even accept it from each other. And we cant expect people to take us serious when we are Spiritually divided. The bible says that 2 or 3 in Christ can make a difference. So what does it say about us that we have churches stacked up on top of each other in the same communities all around the world and yet there is very few lives being changed and the impact is little to none. Of course the reply to this is "in my church we are making an impact"..But what people fail to understand is the attitude and spirit behind that reply is the problem..Its not about me or my church...Its not about you or your church..Its about Jesus Christ..And there is Power in Unity..We have to ask ourselves where is the power of the Holy Spirit..God has not changed..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:03 AM
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If you want to be popular and get a bunch of likes..Say what people want to hear..But if you want to be a positive impact and help somebody change their life..Simply say the Truth..When Tough Love is Sincere Love it works..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:02 AM
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Just because somebody says something to you does not mean you have to respond. Some things are not worth your time or attention. Often people say things to get a reaction or to get you roused up with their only intentions being to argue or to upset you. Its important to hold your tongue and keep your peace. Ask God what you should respond to and how to respond. The way you respond to others will determine and demonstrate how fast you are growing in Christ. Do your best to walk in Gods love and He will justify your actions and bring the truth to light..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:01 AM
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Dont mistake or confuse you being unhappy with yourself with people hating or disliking you..You are not the focus of everybody else's mind..People have their own trials and tribulations to go through...Be responsible for your mental and emotional state of mind..Before you point the finger stand in front of the mirror..Then ask God to help you make better choices and put your trust in the Lord. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:01 AM
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If you are complaining about your life more than you are thanking God for your life something is wrong. We all have storms in our life. But only one suffered, died and rose from the dead. And He did that so we could go through our storms and come out dry instead of soaking wet. Thank you God for Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:00 AM
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Often what we want and what is actually best for us are 2 different things. Receiving what is best for you takes faith, patience and self control. God gave you His best in Jesus Christ so dont give up and dont settle for anything other than what God has for you. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:59 AM
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Father God I thank you for your grace and mercy..Please give me the courage to deny myself and to come after your love and your will for my life..Fill my heart with your desires..Replace my hate with love..Forgive me for my unbelief..Humble me.. Show me your Glory....Open my mind to your Word..Accept my life as a sacrifice....Keep me in your presence...As I continue to reach for your Son Jesus Christ..God Im coming after you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:59 AM
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The best way to give is out of love. Give without expectation and have faith in God for his rewards. Dont expect pay back..If you give this way God will honor you and take care of you. Faith..Hope..Love 34And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.35“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. 36You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. Luke 6: 34-36
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:58 AM
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Here is something to think about: Christians will fight the Government for the right to celebrate Christmas...Then Christians will fight against the Government for trying to give all people the right to have food and health care...But Jesus Christ never said to celebrate his birthday and no one knows the date of His birth..However Jesus Christ did say help heal the sick and help feed the poor...Christians lets beaware of Satan and his tricks and make sure what we fight for is inline with Gods Word and the Teachings of Jesus Christ. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:56 AM
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I dont understand why so many Christian leaders and Christians are wasting their time worrying about Israel and their Government. Its not biblical and it does nothing to help people develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. It does nothing to help people grow in Christ. It has nothing to do with telling people the good news about Jesus Christ. Whatever God has planned for Israel will come to pass. There is nothing that anybody can do about it. Jesus Christ never said for future generations to worry or to get involved with Israel in anyway. There is enough sin in the Body of Christ to hold your attention. If you want to get involved in something pick a sin and start your attack. But if your focus is on Israel you are being deceived by Satan. And you are living in sin because Christians are suppose to have their minds and hearts set on Christ. Christians are suppose to be focussed on winning Souls for Christ and doing the Will of God. Showing your neighbors, strangers and enemies the love of Jesus Christ. Right now Satan is happy that there are Christians ignoring sin in the church. Ignoring children in their own community. Ignoring the cry for help from people they see everyday. Only so they can post Old Testament Scriptures that they dont have spiritual understanding of to justify their worry and concern about Israel and a Government. Whatever happen to doing what Jesus Christ told us to do. Matthew 28: 19 19Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,b baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” John 13: 15-17 15I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. 16I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. 17Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them. John 14: 6 6Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14: 23-24 23Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. 24Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me. Wake up Christians. This is Spiritual War. And its all about winning souls for Jesus Christ. Its not about Israel. Its about loving and obeying Jesus Christ. Teaching and living the Message of Jesus Christ. Showing the world the love of Jesus Christ with your Words and with your Actions. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:55 AM
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If Christians would just do what Jesus Christ said for us to do. The World wouldnt be able to find fault or wrong in us. Remember at the trial of Jesus Christ.. They could find no fault or wrong in a just man. Faith..Hope..Love Luke 23: 4 4Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, “I find nothing wrong with this man!” NLT 4 So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, “I find no fault in this Man.” NKJV
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:54 AM
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The Spirit Of The Antichrist Satan is the Master of deception. And His Spirit is the Spirit of the Antichrist. 1 John 4: 3 3But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here. The Antichrist Spirit attacks the name, character and identity of Jesus Christ. The purpose of the Antichrist Spirit is to destroy the name Jesus Christ. This Spirit tries to remove the title “Christ” from Jesus to discredit Jesus as the Son of God. Anyone who does not acknowledge Jesus as the Christ. Has the Spirit of the Antichrist. 1 John 2: 22 22And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. The Spirit of the Antichrist is not over whelming aggressive or violent. It does not announce itself and its purpose. Instead it seeks to blend in and go unnoticed by the people it is attacking. It is subtle and gentle. It is important that you are able to discern and recognize this Spirit. Christians and churches all over the world are being infected with the Antichrist Spirit. Most people dont realize it because they dont understand the purpose of The Antichrist Spirit. The Spirit is not anti God. The Spirit is Antichrist. The Spirit does not attack God. The Spirit is very specific and attacks the name and title of Jesus Christ. Because of this, the Antichrist Spirit has penetrated “The Church” The Body of Christ. For example We have Christian Singers and Song writers who dont say Jesus Christ in their songs. Instead they say “you” or “he”. We have Christian Clothing Lines that dont print Jesus Christ on their Clothes. We have Christian teachers and preachers who dont say the name Jesus Christ. We have Christians who dont use the name Jesus Christ. This is the result of the Spirit of the Antichrist. Talking about God is not the same as talking about Jesus Christ. All religions have a God. But Christians have Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament the Children of Israel referred to the God of Abraham as the Most High God. They understood that other religions had their own Gods. Today is no different, other religions still have their own Gods. So if you say God the question is which God. But if you say Jesus Christ there is nothing to question. The name Jesus Christ represents the Most High God. This is why the Spirit of the Antichrist is not anti God. The world does not hate God. The world hates Jesus Christ. Almost every name is accepted by the world to use in public but “Jesus Christ”. So Christian singers are signing contracts that dont permit them to say the name “Jesus Christ” in their songs. That is Antichrist. Christian clothes are not putting the name “Jesus Christ” on their products to appeal to more people. That is Antichrist. Preachers are speaking and teaching without using the name “Jesus Christ'. That is Antichrist. Being allowed to say “God” in a prayer in public and not Jesus Christ. That is Antichrist. Dont allow yourself to be deceived by the Spirit of the Antichrist. If somebody tells you to say God instead of Jesus Christ. No matter what their reason is or the situation dont do it. And if you are asked to say you follow God instead of Jesus Christ dont do it. The world will tell you its ok and doesnt matter. We just want everybody to feel comfortable or your music or shirts will sell more. But all of these things come from the Spirit of the Antichrist. Matthew 10: 32-33 32“Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven. I am a Christian..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:54 AM
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So you are a Christian? But you are afraid to teach, preach, or speak the name Jesus Christ... You are a Christian Singer? But you replace the name Jesus Christ with "you" and "he"..You have a Christian Clothing line? But you dont use the word Christian or the name Jesus Christ on any of your clothes. So who exactly are you following? Who exactly are you representing?...All religions have a God...But Christians have Jesus Christ..I am a Christian..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:53 AM
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There is more deception in the church than outside the church. Not every preacher is preaching CHRIST. Hearing a good sermon does not always mean you heard the Word of God. Hearing A feel good message does not always mean you heard the Word of God. The Good News is the Message of Jesus Christ. Christian Growth and Christian Maturity comes from hearing the Message of Jesus Christ. Faith comes from hearing the Message of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the only way. Satan is the Master of deception and not every preacher is preaching CHRIST. Christians know who and what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:52 AM
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In Christ Leaders are Servants. Before you can lead others you must first obey God and allow The Lord Jesus Christ to Lead you. “You know that in this world kings are tyrants and officials lord over the people beneath them. But, among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. For even I the Son of Man, came here not to be served, but to serve others and to give my life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10: 42-45 Beware of people who have a desire to lead. But they do not have a desire to serve. That is the opposite of what Jesus Christ taught. If a Christian leader is not willing to serve others He or she is not in Christ. Christians know who and what you are following. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:50 AM
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Imagine what would happen if Christians studied the Bible and the Words of Jesus Christ..As much as they study politics and the words of politicians...There is only one Word that matters..And it comes from one person Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:38 AM
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The word “anoint” means “ to rub or smear with oil for protection or special purpose, rather it be for an office or religious service.” The origin of anointing comes from shepherds who poured oil on their sheep's wool to make it slippery to keep insects and other bugs from entering into the sheep's ears. Over time this practice became symbolic for protection and being blessed. In the Old Testament God would anoint His chosen leaders with oil as an outward expression of His approval. This also served as a shadow of the Anointing of Jesus as the Christ/Messiah. All of the prophets and leaders were anointed with oil. However Jesus was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit making Him the Christ/Messiah. The words Christ and Messiah both mean “Anointed or Anointed One.” Christ/Messiah is the title for Jesus. The word “Anointed” is translated as meaning “chosen one”. That is why Jesus Christ is the “chosen one”. He was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit. Luke 4: 18-19 18“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me,for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,that the blind will see,that the oppressed will be set free 19 and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.” The word “anointing” is a reference to the filling of the Holy Spirit in you and the call or purpose God has on your life as a follower of Jesus Christ. Everybody does not have the same anointing because everybody does not have the same purpose. But all who follow Jesus Christ and have the Holy Spirit in them have an anointing. All Christians have a purpose in Christ. Your anointing is not something that another person can take or steal from you. Your anointing has nothing to do with your spiritual gift or title. As long as you are obedient and remain in Gods will the Holy Spirit will guide you in your call and purpose. The Holy Spirit alone represents the anointing and empowers you to do whatever God has called you to do to fulfill your purpose in Christ. Jesus Christ alone was the “Anointed One” and all who follow Him have an anointing on their life. Christians know who and what you are following. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:38 AM
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Christians suffer for 3 reasons: For disobeying Gods Commandments. Persecution for obeying Gods Commandments. Or you suffer so God can get the Glory. How many of us can say the situation we are in is because we obeyed The Word of God. How many of us can say we are being persecuted because we obeyed the Word of God. Ask yourself.. Why are you suffering child of God. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:36 AM
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Be careful how your attitude is towards a person. Dont view another person as being beneath you. Rather you are prideful or over confident. Belittling somebody else or talking down on them. Announcing what you are going to accomplish or what the future holds for you. You dont know your own future. Today you have a job. Tomorrow you are unemployed. Today you are rich. Tomorrow you are poor. Today you have friends. Tomorrow they are dead. People who are sure and full of themselves slowly dig their own grave. They know everything and everybody but God. They think they have control over other people. When they cant even control their own emotions and actions. They cant speak without cursing. They cant break one single habit that is bad for them. They have everything but a relationship with God. So they have nothing that will last. They have nothing of value. They are fools..Here today and gone tomorrow. Pride always comes before the crash. But Wisdom begins with living your life in fear and respect for God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All who trust in Him. Trust in God. And all who trust in God Posses Wisdom. True wisdom comes from the Holy Spirit. Which is the Spirit of God. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:35 AM
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Faith Hope Love...All three are one with the same purpose...Like God The Father..God The Son(Jesus Christ) and God The Holy Spirit.. You can not have one without the other..And just like how Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit can not be forgiven..Anybody who does not Love does not know God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:35 AM
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If you are a Christian the "World" is suppose to hate you..And the "World" will hate you. Also people you know, respect and love will hate you. Your faith and the Holy Spirit will separate you from people. There is no such thing as a "popular worldly Christian"..Be satisfied with Gods approval..Dont seek approval from other men or the systems of the world..If you do you will fall off the narrow road..Keep your mind and hart on Jesus Christ and doing the Will of God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:34 AM
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You may say the right words..But if you say the right words with the wrong motives and the wrong Spirit..Your Words wont be received by the people who need to hear them..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:34 AM
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Some people spend a whole lot of time talking about their so called "anointing". Reminding you over and over again that they are filled with the Holy Spirit and that God has called them to do something. Well thats all fine and dandy. However if your "anointing" is that strong stop talking about it and use it to help somebody. If you feel you are an Apostle fine..Go and heal somebody in the name of Jesus. If you feel you are a Prophet/Prophetess fine..Go and give somebody a Word from God..People who are really called by God dont have to waste time defending or reminding people that they are anointed. Instead you see the Christ in them.. In their Character, Words and Actions. Their actions show you that they are filled with the Holy Spirit. Their life is a light for Jesus Christ. They bare the fruit of The Holy Spirit. God always endorses His chosen. A person who is truly anointed and filled with the Spirit of God will walk in the footsteps of Christ and imitate Jesus. Self boasting and bragging is not from God..Christians know who and what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:33 AM
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The test of Love is Forgiveness. True forgiveness means also forgetting. It is hard to forgive and forget. If somebody says they forgive you but still brings up stuff when they are angry then they have not really forgiven you. But if you love someone and they wrong you. The best thing you can do for yourself is forgive them rather you work it out or not. Because true love requires true forgiveness. A person who cannot forgive. Wont be able to love. God showed us this connection..He Loved Us So Much..That He Gave Us Jesus Christ..So That Our Sins Could Be Forgiven..Without Love there is no forgiveness and without forgiveness there is no love..Everybody will have a chance at both..One day you will have to forgive..And then one day you will have to be forgiven..One day you will have to love..And then one day you will need love..Remember Love does no wrong..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:32 AM
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God Endorsed The Apostles Of Jesus Christ as His Chosen in public by giving them the power to perform miracles amongst the the people. Apostle is one chosen and taught personally by Jesus Christ. Who was with Jesus Christ from the start of His ministry on earth until His ascension into heaven. “So now we must choose a replacement for Judas from among the men who were with us the entire time we were traveling with the Lord Jesus— from the time he was baptized by John until the day he was taken from us. Whoever is chosen will join us as a witness of Jesus’ resurrection.”Acts 1: 21-22 With the only exception being the Apostle Paul(Saul). Whom Jesus Christ made an apostle to the gentiles after He had ascended. And then called him up to heaven to teach him. Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him. 1 Corinthians 15 7:8 I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know—only God knows. Yes, only God knows whether I was in my body or outside my body. But I do know that I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell. Corinthians 12 1-4 I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ. Galatians 1: 12 The other 12 apostles all were with Jesus Christ during his ministry on earth. Apostles are Mature Christians they live and teach the lifestyle and ways of Jesus Christ. They are filled with the Holy Spirit and experts on all things concerning Jesus Christ, Salvation and the law of God. “But I will send you the Counselor—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will tell you all about me. And you must also tell others about me because you have been with me from the beginning of my ministry. john 15:26-27 There is no limit to their power. They can heal by touching a person. A person can even be healed by touching a piece of cloth that belongs to them. Even their shadow casting over a sick person can bring healing. The apostles were performing many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers were meeting regularly at the Temple in the area known as Solomon’s Colonnade. But no one else dared to join them, even though all the people had high regard for them. Yet more and more people believed and were brought to the Lord—crowds of both men and women. As a result of the apostles’ work, sick people were brought out into the streets on beds and mats so that Peter’s shadow might fall across some of them as he went by. Crowds came from the villages around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those possessed by evil spirits, and they were all healed. Acts 5:12-16 When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled. Acts 19:12 Apostles can raise the dead,call out demons and curse evil people. But Peter asked them all to leave the room; then he knelt and prayed. Turning to the body he said, “Get up, Tabitha.” And she opened her eyes! When she saw Peter, she sat up! He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then he called in the widows and all the believers, and he presented her to them alive. Acts 9:40-41 Saul, also known as Paul, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and he looked the sorcerer in the eye. Then he said, “You son of the devil, full of every sort of deceit and fraud, and enemy of all that is good! Will you never stop perverting the true ways of the Lord? Watch now, for the Lord has laid his hand of punishment upon you, and you will be struck blind. You will not see the sunlight for some time.” Instantly mist and darkness came over the man’s eyes, and he began groping around begging for someone to take his hand and lead him. Acts13:9-12 This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her. Acts 16:18 Apostles are experts in all things concerning Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures. Apostles have all of the Spiritual Gifts from the Holy Spirit. Apostles explain the Word of God in detail. They are experts on the ways of Satan and Spiritual warfare. Apostles walk in the foot steps of Jesus Christ. Apostles represent Jesus Christ in all that they do with their words and actions. They were responsible for spreading the Good news and establishing the foundation of the church and its leadership. They were responsible for making disciples of all nations. Including writing Gods scriptures for the generations to come. Apostles were privileged to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God. He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven, but others are not”Mathew13:11 Apostles have the mentality of Jesus Christ. They are always prepared and ready to suffer and die for God. An Apostle is not arrogant or selfish. They do not brag or bring attention to themselves by how they live. They do not bring attention to themselves by speaking about their anointing or wisdom from God. Apostles do not purposely target women with their message. They do not seek attention from the world or approval from man. Apostles have no interest in worldly things. They live on earth as foreigners and as citizens of Heaven. Their only concern is pleasing God, spreading the Good News and teaching about Jesus Christ. Their spiritual wisdom and discernment is unmatched and cannot be challenged with human wisdom. Christians dont be decieved by clever speech that appeal to your flesh and sinful nature or words that make you feel good.. Make sure you know who or what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:30 AM
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God Endorsed His Chosen Prophets in public by giving them the power to perform miracles amongst the people. A Prophet or Prophetess(female) is a Person chosen by God to be a Messenger for God. I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell the people everything I command him. (Deuteronomy 18:18). God uses Prophets to speak to the people who belong to Him. Indeed, the Sovereign LORD never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets. ( Amos 3:7. Prophets usually have a specific message for Gods people. For example the message might be “Repent and live Holy.” Prophets also teach Gods law to the people according to Gods Commands. Look, I now teach you these decrees and regulations just as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy.Deuteronomy 4:5 Prophets do not elaborate or explain the Word of God. They simply repeat what God said or they say what God told them to say or do what God told them to do. “ You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.”(Ezekiel A Prophets power and ability to perform miracles is limitless. God always protects and endorses His prophets in public with miraculous signs from heaven. But Elijah replied to the captain, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and destroy you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and killed them all.2Kings 1:10 God Himself gives them the ability to do whatever it is He has told them to do. Prophets can also lead people according to what God tells them to do. Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them. Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” Exodus 3:9-10 They also have the ability to write scripture and may also hold other titles or positions such as king or priest. Prophets are not selfish or arrogant. They do not brag or bring attention to themselves by how they live. They do not boast about being a Prophet or being filled with Gods Spirit. They do not bring attention to themselves by speaking about their anointing or wisdom from God. Prophets do not purposely target women with their message. They do not seek attention from the world or approval from man. All Prophets can Prophesy however not everybody who Prophesy is a Prophet. The gift of prophecy is a Spiritual gift from the Holy Spirit. At any given time anybody who is filled with the Spirit of God may be lead by the Spirit to prophesy. Likewise at anytime the Spirit of God can come over a individual and lead that person to prophecy to fulfill scripture or a promise from God. Christians dont be deceived by clever speech that appeal to your flesh and sinful nature or words that make you feel good.. Make sure you know who or what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:30 AM
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There is a huge gap between the old Christian Leaders and The new young Christian Leaders. Most of the old leaders are traditional and systematic unwilling to accept change. Concerned more about your educational back ground, denomination, and who you sit under or what gives you the right to speak on behalf of God. Because of this a lot of young Christian leaders are not receiving support or being accepted by the old leaders. (Sounds like politics right). Its unfortunate because We the young leaders are the future.. We dont care about your education or experience or denomination, your title or who you are connected too. All we want to do is introduce people to God, bring souls to Christ, Change peoples lives and spread the love of Jesus. There are a lot of timothys but there are few Pauls to help mentor. So I want to encourage all of the young leaders..Stay focussed and faithful to what God has called you to do. Dont be discouraged if you dont have the support from older leaders and preachers..God will provide the mentors you need. Just stay in the Word and remain in Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:29 AM
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Dont judge or condemn other people because you dont like the way they choose to honor God. For example if a person gets a tatt on his body in honor of the LORD dont condemn that person. Because you dont know what is in his heart. Indeed in the Old Testament God told His people not to be like the pagans and mark up their bodies. In honor of false Gods. He told them this because God Himself knew what was in their hearts. But in these days because of Jesus Christ God has placed His Word and Spirit inside of the hearts of the people that belong to Him. So dont condemn another Christian. You can be sure if a man has 20 tatts on his body to honor this evil world. How many more tats will he have to honor the God who saved His very soul from this evil world. And do you really believe that God will condemn him for showing the world how much he loves Jesus Christ and how grateful he is for the love of God. Of course not. Because his heart belongs to God and his motives our pure. Only God knows a persons heart. Rather or not a person has a tatt or not has nothing to do with his Salvation. If his heart belongs to God He will have eternal life...If you wish to judge the motives of somebodys heart..Start by judging your own.. Dont discourage another believer...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:26 AM
marcalan
If you belong to God and you are outside His Will...You wont feel good or have joy or peace...And if you hate somebody you love who you have in your heart..You wont feel good or have joy or peace.. Always Clear your conscience with God and settle your differences with the people you love even if they dont accept it just make sure they know your heart is open for forgiveness..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:25 AM
marcalan
The Holy Spirit convicts people of their sins against God not people..Christians should not be judging people,condemning people, or sending people to Hell with your words and attitude. Instead you should be Spreading the Gospel which is the story and love of Jesus Christ.. When you give somebody the Word of God if its done out of love the Holy Spirit will be with you and The Holy Spirit will bring that person to repentance..Not you telling them that they are going to Hell..Likewise before you tell somebody about Hell..You need to first tell them about Gods grace and love which they can receive when they repent and give their heart to Jesus Christ..Better yet show them Gods love and let your life be an example of what Gods grace can do..Jesus Christ showed love and mercy to all sinners..He told them to repent and did so out of love..But to the religious teachers who were self righteous and claimed to be Holy who were judgmental and condemned others..Jesus uncovered them as fakes because their hearts did not belong to God..So if you wish to warn people about hell start with the people in your own church and circle who claim to know Jesus..As for the unbelievers simply give them the Word of God out of love and show them the love of Jesus Christ..If you belong to God then you should reflect it by how you treat others or do you believe you can love your enemies and tell them they are going to hell at the same time..of course not..The Holy Spirit will Convict people of their sin and bring them to repentance..Only God can change a persons heart..Christians we need to focus on helping people and winning souls to Christ not sending people to hell...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:25 AM
marcalan
Repentance breaks the cycle of sin in your life...Unrepented sin will leave you in chains..So if you are stuck in a situation or need to break away from something or someone or maybe you need a flat out miracle in your life...Evaluate your heart and come clean to God..Confess your sins..Forgive others and ask God for forgiveness..And Jesus Christ will deliver you and break every chain holding you down..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:24 AM
marcalan
Satan has the power to bless those who serve him with money and material things.. But JOY..PEACE and ETERNAL LIFE comes from God and God alone..So dont be discouraged when evil people seem to prosper..How many of them will Drug over dose, Commit Suicide, or Live a Life Full of Heart Ache and Regret..There is a price to pay for serving Satan and going against God..But You belong to God..So put your trust in the Lord and turn up your praise..Because you have Joy, Peace, and Eternal Life..And nobody can take it from you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:24 AM
marcalan
Christians should represent Jesus Christ from the inside out. Your mind and heart should be set on Christ. Your home should be filled with the peace and joy that comes from Christ. Your attitude and personality should reflect the compassion that comes from Christ.. And you should interact with all people with the love and understanding that comes from Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:23 AM
marcalan
If you give your heart to Jesus Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to control you. You will automatically be in obedience with Gods law. Because God can not disobey Himself. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:23 AM
marcalan
If you want to take your Christian Growth to a higher level of Spiritual understanding..Soak in the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus Christ in the Gospels of the New Testament..And Gods Word will live in you..It will be on your mind and in your heart..And the Holy Spirit will invade your Conscience and give you wisdom..In the Old Testament the Prophets point to Jesus Christ..And in the New Testament Jesus Christ is revealed..And the best way to grow in Christ is to know Christ, His teachings and His lifestyle..If you dont know Jesus Christ the rest of the Bible will do you no good...Because He is the one the Prophets pointed to in the Old Testament, He is the one the Apostles preached about in the Epistles and He is the one whose life was shown to be the very will and Glory of God in the Gospels. He is Jesus Christ and He alone is the way.. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:22 AM
marcalan
The way you respond to people will determine how fast you grow in Christ..Dont worry about people who are sneaky and envious..Take advantage of every attack by Satan to display your faith..And God will elevate you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:21 AM
marcalan
Often the people who dont appreciate your time will insist you spend it on them, they will become a distraction and drain you emotionally creating all kinds of problems in your walk with God..Like wise the people who do appreciate your time and need you..May never ask you for your help..Instead they will pray and ask God to place it on your heart to help them..Remember people only have control over you if you give them control by allowing them to influence your feelings and emotions..And a person who uses your feelings and emotions to control how you interact with them is not your friend..So why are you upset?.. Put your trust in Jesus Christ.. Believe God and not people..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:19 AM
marcalan
My heart goals out to our youth because satan is attacking them from the womb! He is attacking all of us! He is out to kill, steal, and destroy by any means. He is attacking the mind, body, and soul with alcohol, drugs, sexual sins, violent crimes, mental illness and all manner of diseases! We must put on the whole armor of God! We must stop letting satan have his way and fight back! The bible says that we can overcome evil by doing good; we can overcome hate with love; and we put out darkness by shining the light of the word! Those of you who love Jesus and want to live for him; we have work to do!! Lets combind forces and put our love for Jesus in action. Lets stop fighting each other. Our target is sin and the evil in this world. But, we must start with the sin that is still within us! In order to put on the armor of God you must first "take off" sin..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:12 AM
marcalan
Remember and understand that no church or church leader is perfect..A church is only as Holy and loving as the people who go there..The people are the church..That is why it is important that you focus on your walk with God and spiritual growth...Do all you can to keep your heart filled with the love of Jesus Christ..So that people can see the love of God in you..And you can share that love with them..One by one the members can make the church a place for the sick and the hurting..Open your heart to Jesus before you open your to people..And Jesus will greet the people you open your heart too..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:11 AM
marcalan
We can not make the mistake of underestimating the enemy Satan...It is important to understand when Satan attacks you his preparation is careful...He scouts your surroundings...He studies your strengths and weaknesses...He puts your life under a microscope...He studies your habits and routines...He studies your relationships with friends and family...Then he puts together a strategy and sends out his attack...Satan tempts your "flesh" to get you to sin against God...He knows the best way to attack you is by influencing your feelings and emotions..So he uses situations and people who are close to you both family and friends to attack you...So dont become discouraged when the people you love appear to be your enemy..Instead put your trust in God and pray for them..Or else you to will end up fighting with them..And that is exactly what Satan wants...His job is to separate you from Jesus Christ and the Grace of God...Never underestimate the enemy...This is Spiritual War..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:09 AM
marcalan
I am not a democrat or republican and I am not a Obama supporter..I am a Christian and I support, represent and follow Jesus Christ.. And it sickens me when people who consider themselves Christians use the bible to justify their hate and political views. When they do this they are bringing shame to the entire Body of Christ and the Cross of Jesus..You are not a Christian if you have a hateful Spirit..And other than the fact that President Obama is half black what is the difference between President Obama and the other Presidents before him that makes him the child of the devil or the anti Christ..What Commandments has he broken against God that the other Presidents have not broken...This land has been defiled ever since the Europeans came over and stole it from the Indians and then of course there was the whole slavery thing and all other kinds of acts of sin against God that has lead us to our present time in history..Or do you really believe Obama is the blame for our nations problems because of course the USA was a God fearing Christian Nation before Barack Obama became president. Seriously.. Do you really believe God is going to honor your hate..If you are a racist at heart and full of hate you dont know Jesus Christ and it is shameful to hide behind a Bible and your Religion to justify your hate towards the President...Gods love and Racism dont mix or go together..Since the Holy Spirit is not with you..The hate in your heart is uncovered and everybody will see you for what you are..A unhappy bitter hateful person..Christians read your Bible and be lead by the love of God,the Grace of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit...Not everybody who post and quote scriptures belong to God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:09 AM
marcalan
Dont be deceived and believe that you can feed your mind and heart anything and than jump into praising and worshiping God..Praise and Worship starts on the inside..What you put in your mind evolves and grows in your heart and comes out in your Spirit..Keep your thoughts focussed on pleasing God and He will honor your praise and worship..Clear Conscience and a Sincere Heart through Repentance ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:08 AM
marcalan
With so many people complaining, mostly females about not being able to find a mate or real man as most put it.. listen if you want a different kind of man..Pick your man out of a different kind of category or else you will just end up repeating yourself with the same kind of relationships...new names, new faces but same characteristics...This same advice applies to men who are tired of the women they been involved with.. And remember you have to be the kind of person you want to be with..So if you want Real,Honesty,Loving,Reliable, and anything else that is important to you in a relationship..You yourself have to also be and have those same qualities..And of course it starts with a personal relationship with God..Work on yourself before you demand perfection from others..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:08 AM
marcalan
The first message of correction you recieve from God will be meant for you to apply to yourself..The Holy Spirit always reveals to you your own sin and what you need to change in your own life first before He gives you a message for other people..So check and humble yourself.. Repent and pray before you speak, counsel or advise others..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:06 AM
marcalan
There is no shame in being honest and truthful..Only deliverance..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:05 AM
marcalan
Men set the tone for the house hold and relationship..If we had men who love Jesus Christ and put God first..Then we would have better men,better women and better kids..Men need to love women the way God instructed..A woman is made to respond according to the love she is recieving..Its up to the man to give her the correct love and love her the way God intended..And she will respond with even more love and the man will have his wife..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:05 AM
marcalan
If you continue to fight and argue with the people you love...Eventually the stress and pressure will kill you...Nobody wants to fight forever...Sometimes its best to wave your flag forgive forget and show them how you really feel...And love them with your words and actions...We are not going to live forever and why waste time fighting with the people you love...One day you wont have that person to fight with, to forgive or to love...All you will have are tears and regret.. Tomorrow is not promised to us..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:03 AM
marcalan
People who can not control their own emotions and who dont know their own feelings are a danger too themselves as well as others...But God through the power of His Holy Spirit gives all who believe in Jesus Christ peace of mind..Dont waiver between thoughts or allow your heart to be deceived by the moment...Instead ask God for a clear understanding...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:03 AM
marcalan
Holy is the Identity of God and Holy should be our Christian identity..In the bible Holy is the word used to describe God and His property... Love is not our Christian identity... Even people who dont believe in God have something or someone that they love...You can be a loving sinner but you can not be a Holy sinner...Human Worldly love is not the same as Godly Christian love..And Godly love comes from the Holy Spirit..We have to repent and allow the Holy Spirit to live in us so we can pursue Holiness and live Holy lifestyles as witnesses of Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:02 AM
marcalan
If you hate your brother or sister and walk around with hate in your heart towards other people...You dont know Jesus Christ...Compare your love to the love of Jesus..We have to represent Christ and maintain our Christian character with all people...Never let it be said you wasnt willing to help your brother or make a difference in somebodys life when you were able..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:01 AM
marcalan
The words you say plant seeds if you cannot handle the crop you are planting then you need to keep your mouth shut and watch what you say to people.. You reap what you sow. We need to respect ourselves and respect other people...Lets keep each other lifted up in prayer..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:58 PM
marcalan
Monday April 29, 2013 11:58 PM
marcalan
Satan's job is to separate you from Jesus Christ and to keep you from spreading the Word of God..He achieves this through deception and temptation and he attacks you from everywhere physically mentally and emotionally..He keeps you confused and unstable and in the dark..But if you seek the truth believe and trust the Word of God you wont be deceived by Satan...You are the only person that can keep you from having a relationship with Jesus Christ..You are the only person that can keep you from being used by God..You dont have to be perfect for God to use you..You have to be Faithful Available and Willing..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:57 PM
marcalan
The Christian you portray yourself to be at church..That is for the eyes of man..The Christian you are when you are alone and by yourself..That is the Christian God sees...What you do in the dark when no one is looking...That is the Christian God sees..What you do in your private life and the privacy of your home..That is the Christian God sees..What you think about..What you desire..What is in your heart..What your intentions are...What your secrets are..That is the Christian God sees...A life in Christ..Christian maturity..Spiritual growth..Holiness..A strong personal relationship with God..Pursue all of these daily when you are alone.. The body of Christ and church families wont grow unless the people and members pursue Christ in their private lives..When its just you and God..Who are you ? Who does God see..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:56 PM
marcalan
This is the Message and the Good News...The Birth...The Death...The Resurrection. Repentance...Grace...Salvation. Love...Forgiveness...Obedience. You may not know much..But if you know Jesus..You still know enough to get you from Point A to Point Z...Carry your Cross and Keep your trust in God...Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:55 PM
marcalan
This is the Message and the Good News...The Birth...The Death...The Resurrection Repentance...Grace...Salvation Love...Forgiveness...Obedience
Monday April 29, 2013 11:54 PM
marcalan
When you pray and talk to God..Talk like this..First Repent and ask for forgiveness..Then say I love you and thank God because you are alive..And remember it was God's Son Jesus not you who suffered and died on the cross so that you and I can be saved..Speak your heart to God..Ask Him to remove the darkness from your mind..Ask Him to give you the strength to deal with the people you have trouble with..Ask Him for Spiritual Wisdom,Understanding and Self-Control so you can avoid temptation..Give God your feelings and emotions..Declare your dependancy on Him..Pray for the Poor, Sick,Strangers and Anybody you know who is in need.. Don't repeat bless me Lord bless me because God already knows what you want but even more important God Knows what you need and what is best for you..Ask God to give you the power of obedience to Him so you can accept His Will for your life..Ask God to show you how to live your life and use your gifts to bring Him Glory..Pray this way and you will remain in the presence of God..Remember every body wants the blessings that come with The Cross..But who wants the responsibility of carrying it..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:54 PM
marcalan
Love..Hope..Faithfulness..Kindness..Patience..Self-Control..Repentence..Humility..Forgiveness..Gentleness..Peace..Joy..Wisdom..All Grow from the Seed of Christ and Fall from the same Tree...What are you producing in your life..What kind of tree are you..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:51 PM
marcalan
Humility starts with Repentance..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:49 PM
marcalan
To be Holy you must first acknowledge you are not good or better than anybody else and humble yourself before the Lord..The people who believe themselves to be Holy are already being deceived by Satan and their hearts are fiiled with pride(like the pharisees)...They discourage people from joining the Body of Christ and they cause baby Christians to stumble...Even Jesus said "No one is good but one, that is God."..In order for us to pursue Holiness and be Holy like God..We have to have the humble attitude of a servant like Christ...Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:48 PM
marcalan
Father God please tell me what kind of Christian am I...How much do I love Jesus...How much time do I give to You...Do I seek Your Will in every aspect of my life...Am I sincere in my spirit..Do I fight for the helpless..Do I feed those who are hungry...Do I care for the sick..What is the motivation for my actions..Is it to please You..Or is it to satisfy my ego..If you uncover me what will people see..Will they see the love of Christ...Or will they see a selfish individual...Do I love my neighbor..Or do i envy his life...What secrets do I have buried inside me..When I am all alone where does my mind take me...Is it lust..Is it deception...Do I desire the things of this world..Am I filled with pride and arrogance...Am I humble..Am I thankful..Am I grateful..Do I really want to praise you...Is your Word apart of my heart..Is your Holy Spirit inside of me...Please Lord tell me what kind of Christian am I...Father God You and You alone know my heart...That is why every night I rededicate myself to you..I seek you with a clear conscience in the name of Jesus..I come to you in humility and in the state of Repentance because without your forgiveness,grace and mercy...I would not be a Christian at all..All praises belong to God through Jesus Christ who Reigns and Lives Forever...Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:47 PM
marcalan
Can somebody please tell me the Scripture...Where JESUS DIVIDES his DISCIPLES into DENOMINATIONS and instructs them to Argue, Cheat and Mistreat People, Judge The Poor, Break Communities Up and Promote Hate and Division In The Kingdom of God. I cant seem to find that verse in my Bible because it doesnt exist..Christians we have to show people the love of Jesus Christ and be united in Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:45 PM
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Tuesday June 5, 2012 5:49 PM
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marcalan
It doesnt take much to be a positive impact in a persons life..The right conversation with the right person at the right time..Can help change and even save a life..Dont be selfish with your time..When they need you to talk..Talk..When they need you to listen..Listen...And in all things love them like Jesus..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:07 AM
marcalan
Men Love does not have to be difficult..Its pretty simple..Love your woman like Jesus..Unconditionally...Love your woman the same way God loves you..And love your woman like you love yourself..In other words if its not good enough for you..Then its not good enough for your woman...And trust the Lord to give her the correct response to your love...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:06 AM
marcalan
If you fall asleep with negative thoughts you will wake up in a bad mood with negative emotions. And feeling like you dont have a purpose in life will slowly kill you mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. But you belong to God. You follow and love Jesus Christ. So be still and rest your mind. Lay down in peace. And know that you are here on purpose and you have a purpose because God Is...Faith...Hope...Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:06 AM
marcalan
As soon as you learn and recognize whatever it is God gave you to share with others..You will immediately become a blessing to those you share it with..You have something inside of you to give and God has somebody ready to receive it..So believe in Jesus Christ and inspire others to do the same..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:06 AM
marcalan
Your faith in Jesus Christ is limited without courage..Dont allow your lack of courage to put limits on what God can do for you..Be ready to speak..Be ready to go..Be ready to follow..Be ready to lead..Be ready to change..Have enough courage to believe and trust in God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:05 AM
marcalan
When you talk bad about or put down your wife or husband or even your boyfriend or girlfriend..You are talking bad about yourself..You belong to each other and represent each other..A Husband is a reflection of His Wifes love and A Wife is a reflection of Her Husbands Love..When you tear down your mate you are tearing down yourself. Build each other up and deposit seeds of Love and support. Cover each other with the love of Christ..Let nothing come between you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:05 AM
marcalan
The first person you need to trust in life is Jesus..Your best friend should be Jesus..The first person you need to open your heart to is Jesus..The first person you need to have a relationship with is Jesus..The first person you need to be faithful to is Jesus..The first person you need to invite to your house is Jesus..The first person the church needs to open their doors to is Jesus..Keep the main thing..The main thing.. A relationship with Jesus Christ and God will take care of everything else..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:04 AM
marcalan
Dont focus so much on the "End Times"..Focus on living Right for Christ right now..Live right for God with your focus on pleasing Him and sharing the teachings and love of Jesus to help people..Then what happens in the end times wont matter to you because you will be with Jesus Christ..The only people who need to worry about the end are the ones who deny Jesus Christ in their hearts..And go against God..We know how the story ends..Victory belongs to God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:03 AM
marcalan
Satan wants to take you out and put your focus on problems and other peoples actions..If you give all your energy and attention to your problems..You are not giving God the Glory..Satan wants you to believe your problems and struggles are to much for you to handle..He wants you to believe that other people can destroy you...He wants you lay awake at night thinking and worrying about your circumstances and situation..He wants to attack your mind and body with stress...He wants you to focus on everything you are up against in life..But we have to be bold in our walk with Christ..Father God please give us peace as we endure our present times in life..Give us a heart of repentance and humility that we might recognize your will and your hand when doors open and when doors closed..Let our minds rest in Christ just as His mind rested in you..So we can give you the Glory..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:02 AM
marcalan
When you are in a relationship with the person God has chosen for you Love is easy and simple. It is a natural love without doubt or insecurity. In hard times your love will grow and mature. In every situation there is pleasure in loving your mate from God. Loving who God has for you is not hard. It is not a hassle or a chore. And with Christ as your foundation it is a love that will last forever protected from deception and evil. What God has for you is always worth the wait. Faith..Hope..Love Matthew 19: 6 6Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:01 AM
marcalan
Husband if you love your wife the way God instructed you too and intended you too. Nothing on earth will compare to the love she gives back to you in return. Love her like Jesus...Faith..Hope..Love Ephesians 5: 25 28 25For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 28In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.
Tuesday April 30, 2013 1:00 AM
marcalan
Like many of you I need encouragement..So I try to have as many Christians and Christian leaders as friends as possible..Because I need the Word of God more than anybody I know..And I know God has given some of my brothers and sisters in Christ a Word just for me...I dont want anybody following me..I want you to follow Jesus Christ..The one who saved me..Dont take my word as it is..But test it against the Teachings of Christ..Get to know God for yourself..We are servants chosen to teach and lead you to Jesus..Once you feel the Lord in your heart it is up to you to follow Him..Following me or any other man or woman wont get you to Heaven..If you follow me you will be disappointed..So take my advice..Follow Jesus Christ and put your trust in God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:58 AM
marcalan
A sign that you are maturing in Christ as well as maturing in love(The 2 go hand in hand)..Is how you relate or feel about a person you use to have a relationship with or a person who has hurt or rejected you..If you say you love someone and if you really do or did love that person..Do you want to see them succeed..Do you want to see them happy even if that means seeing them with somebody else.. Because you love them you want the best for them...Do you love them like Jesus Christ..This is real love..Christian Love from the Holy Spirit..Choosing to love regardless of the other persons choices.. Choosing to let somebody go or leaving them alone so they can be happy with somebody else is hard to do. But if you really love that person you will leave them alone and be happy for them because they are happy. So you are not bitter, hateful or jealous and you are at peace in your mind and heart..Trusting the Lord with your heartache and situation...As you grow in Christ the love inside your heart becomes more like Gods love for us...Faith..Hope..Love 4Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 13Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13 :4-7, 13
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:57 AM
marcalan
Sometimes we focus to much on trying to make things happen on our own and turn away from God..That loud voice telling you what to do is not God..But if you listen closely you can hear the voice of Jesus Christ..Gods voice is the whisper telling you to Pray, Repent,Praise, Worship, Trust, Forgive, Cry, Learn, Testify, Encourage, Believe and Be Still. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:56 AM
marcalan
Men this is the Godly order of how the household is suppose to be structured. God The Father. Jesus Christ. Husband. Wife. Child. Now the best way to destroy this structure is by removing the Man from his Godly duty as the head of the house hold. We have way too many single parents in the Body Of Christ. Satan is attacking our families. Men we have to fight for our family. If your previous relationship is over, then fine. Learn and move forward and fight for your future wife and family when the time comes. Its time to Man up and accept our Godly role which also comes with Responsibility and Power. Women are not going to wait on us to be the Men God intended. They will simply adapt and move on. Women out number men in church, with one of the reasons being they are the target of false teachers. But also women are looking for somebody to lead them and support them spiritually. They are more likely to admit they need help and need God rather it be spiritual support or otherwise. Men we need to get Serious with God and get in the Word. So we can be the leaders our women need us to be. A man is suppose to provide that spiritual support and leadership in the house hold and in the Body Of Christ. Remember the wife is the helpmate. But in order for her to fulfill her role. The man has to give her something to be apart of. The man has to be there fulfilling his role. The man can not be absent. So Men lets make the effort to rise up and fulfill our Godly Duty. In the house and in the Body Of Christ. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:55 AM
marcalan
Change is not impossible and the other person is not always the problem..Sometimes the problem is you..The first step to changing your situation is Self Evaluation. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:52 AM
marcalan
The Highway to hell is very wide and easy traveled. You can drive slow or fast. You can walk or run. There are no rules or guidelines. There is no respect or appreciation for life. Every kind of character and behavior is accepted. It is the most popular way to go. It is man kinds favorite path. Anything goes on the highway to hell. But the road to Eternal life is Narrow. It is hard to find. It is bumpy and cannot be driven on. You cannot go fast. You cannot run. The only way to travel on the Narrow Road is to walk slowly by Faith. You will be hated. You will be mocked. You will be persecuted. It is not a popular way to go. It is not recommended by the world. It takes patience and endurance. But for those of us who find the path and stay on it. We will receive an eternal reward from God. "For many are called but few are chosen"..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:51 AM
marcalan
When you are a Christian..Its never about you and people..Its always about you and God..No matter what you feel or think..Or how hurt or angry you are over a situation...Let go of your emotions and try to learn whatever lesson God is teaching you..Try to see whatever God is showing you..Try to become whatever God is molding you to be..Trust whatever God is doing in you..Embrace the change and your future..People might seem to be ahead of you or getting the best of you..But if you trust the LORD and let Him finish the work He has started in you..God will humble your enemies and give you your hearts desires...You are the only person who can get in the way of what God has for you..Keep your mind on Jesus...Gods Will be done...Dont give up..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:51 AM
marcalan
When it comes to life and decisions. There is nothing wrong with "free will" and having the right to choose. Having a choice is not a sin. But what you choose to do will determine rather or not you sin against God. The Bible does not change based on your decisions. The Word of God is Eternal. Rather you believe it or not.. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:50 AM
marcalan
Consider it a small victory in your life and spiritual battle. When you identify and recognize the different ways Satan uses people to attack you. May the peace of the Lord always be with you. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:50 AM
marcalan
Never give up..Use your pain and tears to help others and Glorify God in your trials and storms. Believe whatever God promised you about yourself and life. His Word is forever. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:49 AM
marcalan
A word of encouragement for you single Christian parents men and women..To help you understand and deal with some of the emotions and feelings you might be experiencing. First of all you need to know the closer you get to God the more you will desire your life to be in line with Gods Word. You will desire your family. You will want to raise your child with the other parent as a family like God intended. You might began to feel regret about your past mistakes that lead to your current situation. Love you thought and swear was gone will suddenly emerge again. You will have forgiveness for the other person. You will have a desire to be friends and have a close relationship. All these emotions and feelings are normal. Because you are growing in Christ you have a desire to do things Gods way. Unfortunately the other parent might not and probably wont feel the same way as you. Not only that they probably wont even respect you as a Christian or acknowledge you as a changed person. Just remember God is still in control. Your past failures and mistakes dont represent your future with God. And you can not change or control what another person thinks or feels. All you can do is do your best to show you are a new person in Christ. I am a single Christian dad experiencing all these things. I dont want my son building a relationship or even around another man period. But I can not control that. My sons mother does not see the change in me nor does she respect me as a Christian minister. But I can not control that either. For most of us the person we have a child with is usually the person that can get us off track with God. For me it is a personal and Spiritual let down when I fail to allow my sons mother to see the Christ in me. You have to pray and give your emotions and feelings to God. And ask God for peace and patience. Dont let anger get the better of you and cause you to say the wrong words or say the right words in the wrong way. Pray for self control. When you say something or do something rude or out of line apologize. Dont ignore the voice of the Holy Spirit. Demand your respect. But dont be disrespectful. Display your Christian character. And show the love of Jesus Christ. You have to understand that every time you fail to do this the enemy Satan will use that opportunity to attack you. For if a person you share a child with cannot see Christ in you. Satan will surely use this person to torment you. They will call you fake and a hypocrite. They will attack you as a Christian every chance they get. So its important that you maintain your Christian character. Do not allow anger to control how you respond. Remember the Lord Jesus Christ will be with you. Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:49 AM
marcalan
There is a difference between the Holy Spirit dwelling in you and The Holy Spirit speaking to your conscience. A person can not continue to sin against God and at the same time be full of the Holy Spirit. If you are full of the Holy Spirit or if The Holy Spirit is dwelling in you or using you. You will not continue to live in sin. And when you do sin you will repent because you will feel conviction from the Holy Spirit. If you belong to God and you sin The Holy Spirit will speak to your conscience prompting you to repent..But you will not be full of the Holy Spirit..If you ignore the voice of the Holy Spirit you will continue to sin and move further away from God .At this point you will not be full of the Holy Spirit or have the Spirit of God dwelling in you. Repentance breaks the cycle of sin. Those who continue to live in sin and dont repent do not have the Spirit of God in them. God can not sin against Himself.. The Spirit of God left King David after David sinned.. Davids first sin was staying behind instead of going to war. This sin lead to him committing adultery and Davids unrepented sin lead to more sin. Then because God loved David He sent His prophet to speak to David. Now the Spirit of God was with the prophet. So when He spoke to King David. David felt conviction and repented for His sins. After He repented The Spirit of God was once again with David..Sin separates you from God. But Sin does not separate you from Gods love. Because God loves you He forgives you after you repent and confess your sins..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:48 AM
marcalan
When it comes to Worship and Serving God..Rather it be Preaching or Singing or any other Service for the Lord...God does not honor Talent..God honors a Sincere Heart and Spirit through Repentance..If your heart is not right and you are living in sin..When you Sing or Preach in the name of the Lord the Holy Spirit will not be with you..And if you continue to live in sin and then sin by doing things in the name of the Lord..God will uncover you and reveal your sin and reveal who you are to the public..God does not like hypocrisy..So dont brag or boast about being a great choir or preacher when you know your heart is wrong..You should be in mourning for your very soul.. REPENT before God uncovers you..Give your heart to Jesus Christ...Rededicate your life to God..Dont bring shame to the Cross and Sacrifice of Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:48 AM
marcalan
The bible says to do "all things" in the name of the LORD. "All things" does not include sin. When you do something in the name of Jesus Christ it has to be inline with the Word of God. You can not sin in the name of Jesus Christ. You can not support sin or anything that is not Christian or against Gods Word in the name of Jesus Christ. God can not go against Himself. So dont be deceived by people who claim they are doing something in the name of Jesus. If what they are doing or supporting goes against God and the teachings of Jesus Christ in anyway it is a sin. You are sinning against God when you lie and say you are doing something in Jesus Christ name when what you are doing or supporting is not Christian and against the teachings of Christ. Just because somebody quotes a scripture and tells you they are doing something in the name of God..Does not make them right or true..Christians know who and what you are following..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:47 AM
marcalan
Dont complain about Gods Word and what it says. For no one has ever did things Gods way and failed. Obedience to Jesus Christ is the Highest form of worship. You are a slave to whatever controls your heart. Either your heart belongs to the spirit of this world. Or your heart belongs to Jesus Christ...No matter what is going on in your life or what Spiritual season you think you are in. Repentance for your sins will determine your outcome...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:37 AM
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Dont lie to yourself about how you feel about somebody or a situation...Dont deceive yourself...If you have to go out of your way or do extra stuff to prove to somebody else that you dont love or care about them..Chances are you still love and care about them..Self deception opens the door for all kinds of trouble..You bring harm to yourself...Once that door is open it is very hard to close..But there is no shame in being honest and truthful..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:36 AM
marcalan
Sometimes you have to be patient and Love from a distance..Keep that person lifted up in prayer and know that God is still in control..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:35 AM
marcalan
The best advice you can give a person you love..Who you see falling..Is tell them that God loves them and encourage them to give their heart to Jesus..Then pray and leave it to God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:33 AM
marcalan
Visiting Christian Dads..Dont let your childs mother disrespect you and talk down on you..Dont allow her to curse at you or belittle who you are..Demand respect as the father of your child..Any woman who disrespects the man who gave her the most important thing in her life is bitter and immature..These type of women define you as a man based on a few mistakes and a few bad memories..Then they spend the rest of their life trying to prove that they are happy and better off with out you..They blame everything that ever went wrong in their life on you..They slowly poison your childs spirit against you..Never let a woman down you in front of your child or turn your child against you..You are the man and you have to fight to be apart of your childs future..These women are out of fellowship with God..Men always take the heat for being the out of a childs life..When most of the time the woman is doing all she can all types of sneaky stuff in secret to make it hard on a man..All because she biiter and refuse to take responsibility for her feelings and emotions..Any woman that disrespects a Man of God will not have joy until she has repented for every word and action..You single parents dont teach your children to sin against God and break His Commandments by teaching them to dishonor their mother or father..Visting Dads stay encouraged and demand respect be there for your child..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:32 AM
marcalan
We all are going to have hard times in life. You can go through the storm without Jesus. Or you can go through the storm with Jesus. You can cry without Jesus. Or you can cry with Jesus. You can face trouble without Jesus. Or you can face trouble with Jesus. You can face disappointment without Jesus. Or you can face disappointment with Jesus. You can mourn for love ones without Jesus. Or you can mourn for love ones with Jesus. You can have a heartache without Jesus. Or you can have a heartache with Jesus. You can go through a divorce without Jesus. Or you can go through a divorce with Jesus. You can be a single mom without Jesus. Or you can be a single mom with Jesus. You can be a visiting dad without Jesus. Or you can be a visiting dad with Jesus. You can try to beat an addiction without Jesus. Or you can try to beat an addiction with Jesus. You can be poor without Jesus. Or you can be poor with Jesus. You can battle sickness without Jesus. Or you can battle sickness with Jesus. You can deal with your thoughts and emotions without Jesus. Or you can deal with your thoughts and emotions with Jesus. You can be in a bad situation without Jesus. Or you can be in a bad situation with Jesus Christ.Remember the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and He will give you rest..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:31 AM
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I want to encourage my brothers and sisters who are working in Ministry..The devil would have you believe that if you are not making money that you are not accomplishing anything...But dont be deceived or discourage..Your fruit are the people whose lives you are changing and impacting daily...You never know who you are helping or who is being introduced to God through your words or works..So stay focussed and stay faithful to whatever God has called you to do..You work for God and serve people out of love and obedience in service to Jesus Christ..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:28 AM
marcalan
Life is all about choices. Its your choice to pursue a relationship with God. Its your Choice to Love Jesus Christ. If you want to walk around with the Power that God promised to you in His Word. You must first make the choice to Get Serious With God. God is not going to force you to serve Him. Its up to you to make that decision for yourself. We say we love God. But Jesus Christ said “If you love me, obey my commandments.” Getting serious with God means choosing to make a conscience effort to obey Gods Commandments. Choosing to do all you can to align your lifestyle and heart with the Word of God. You can evaluate your relationship with God. You dont need to open your heart to another person or get counseling. If you want to know where you are with God. Go through the 10 commandments. See for yourself which commandments you are breaking. I assure you that everything that has ever slowed you down in life. Every time you found yourself moving backwards instead of forwards. Was the result of you disobeying Gods Commandments. When people obey Gods Commandments they grow and move forward. Even what appears to be bad works out for your good. Repent and Confess your sins. God forgives you. Then make a choice. Because Jesus Christ said if you love me obey my commandments. Lord I want to do better. Lord I need your grace. Lord I need your mercy. But most of all Lord I need you to know that I love you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:27 AM
marcalan
You have loved..You have lost..You have learned..You have matured...Now you will be a blessing to the wife or husband God places in your life..Remain Faithful to the promises of God..He knows your hearts desires..Jesus Christ Remembers you..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:27 AM
marcalan
When your passions and desires become the same as Gods Will and plan for your life..You will have confidence and live your life by Faith and with purpose..Your heart will be filled with love and set on serving Jesus Christ.. You will have a impact and make a difference in somebody else life..Your Christian light will shine and the devil will know you are in it to win it..Have a safe Weekend God bless..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:26 AM
marcalan
Giving yourself to God and trying to change your life and behavior is hard and takes courage. When you do start to change you are going to lose some friends. People will bring up your past and try to keep you from changing. These people dont love you. The people who love you will respect your decision and support you in giving your life to God. The road to eternal life is narrow..Once you find it dont let anybody put you on another road. And remember nothing happens overnite..If you know you are moving forward with God then keep going no matter how things look or seem..Even Jesus had a bad day but because he belong to God it ended with Glory..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:25 AM
marcalan
As a Christian you are never done growing or maturing in Christ. But a Christian who is growing and maturing should began to develop the mentality of Jesus. There are things you start to understand when you are maturing in Christ. A mature Christian understands its not about what you want for yourself. It is not about your likes or dislikes. A mature Christian understands its about Gods plan and Gods will for your life. A mature Christian makes the effort to put God first in every aspect of life. You seek Gods will and you live to please God. You make a conscience effort to remain in Christ. A mature Christian makes a conscience effort to obey the 10 commandments. You pursue a Holy lifestyle but you understand you are not Holy. You do good deeds but you understand you are not good. You succeed in areas of life but you understand you are not successful. A mature Christian is humble, abandoning your own self identity and becoming a nobody. So in Christ you can help somebody and make a difference with God. Always giving God the praise and Glory. Remembering it is not you but God who is Holy and Good. And He alone is successful. This is Christian maturity. Denying yourself the sinful pleasures of the world. Making a conscience decision to avoid temptation and any situation that can separate you from God. This is Christian maturity. Understanding that there is no place in your heart for anger and bitterness. There is no place in your heart for envy and lust. There is no place in your heart for hate and vengeance. You have a Christ like mentality. Love first, Love all and Forgive first, Forgive all. You know longer worry about life or your circumstances. You live for Christ each day like it is your last day because you understand that the next day is not promised or guaranteed. This is Christian maturity. Making the choice to carry your cross. A mature Christian is ready and prepared to suffer for God. In Luke chapter 22: 42. Jesus Christ shows us the mentality a mature Christian should have. Jesus knows what he is about to go through. He knows the pain and suffering he is about to experience. But still as he prays and talks to God. He does not complain No. He does not question God No. He does not back down from His responsibility No. But instead He says Father God if you are willing , meaning if that is what you want to do. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will and not mine. Jesus Christ was ready and prepared to suffer for God. Even knowing the outcome. Jesus accepted and wanted the will of God. He wanted to do things Gods way according to Gods plan. That is Christian Maturity...Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:20 AM
marcalan
If you are feeling down and thinking of giving up..Remember Somebody died yesturday..Somebody is going to die today..And somebody will die tomorrow..But right now you are alive and have a chance to to do something..Dont be a slave to your circumstances..God gave you His Word, Unique Gifts and Individual Talents so you could be prepared for the battle...Its up to you to use them..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:20 AM
marcalan
God dont keep His people or things that belong to Him dead..Jesus Christ defeated death..And Jesus Christ called Lazzerus out of death..And now Jesus Christ is calling you out of death...Anything in your life that is dead is not of God or from God..Dead End Friendships..Dead End Relationships..Dead End jobs..Dead End Lifestyle..These things are not from God..Right now Jesus Christ is calling somebody and knocking at the door of somebodys heart..Maybe it is you who needs to answer the call and come out of Emotional Bondage..Physical Bondage..Spiritual Bondage..Maybe its you who needs to come out of death and live your life with purpose..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:15 AM
marcalan
Repentance is where our deliverance begins! God has placed a prayer of repentence on my heart. Dear heavenly father, help me to always stay in a state of repentance. Search my heart and remove anything that is not pleasing in your sight . Help me to always be aware of my faults and failures and my need for repentance. Without you I am nothing! More than anything I want to have an effective pray life. I want to be able to pray for myself and others and see you move in a mighty way. I thank you for the awesome things that you have already done in my life. I thank you for my health and strength. Thank for for my family and friends. I even thank you for my enemies and trails and tribulations that have cause me to draw closer to you. I thank you for keeping me day by day. Keep me humble. Keep me ready to forgive othersas you have forgiven me others. Touch those who are hurting. Only you know what they need and how to meet that need. Use me in anyway that you see fit. Help me to be what you want me to be. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:14 AM
marcalan
If you are having problems in your prayer life and feel like your prayers are not being herd by God..Try this approach.. Before you pray and talk to God.. first repent and clear your conscience with God..Forgive anybody you have a problem with..Dont have anything in your heart against another person..If you want a healthy prayer life you must come to God with a sincere heart..You also need an attitude of appreciation, love and thanksgiving. Pray with expectation in your heart..The expectation that you should have in your heart is the fulfillment and confidence that God will satisfy your every need because of your love for Jesus Christ...Live with that emotion inside of you..And after you have prayed you need to live everyday like your prayer has already been answered...Continue to praise and worship God..And have faith He will answer your prayer..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:14 AM
marcalan
Stop looking at other people and comparing your life to theirs..You are unique and special in the eyes of God.. We are all different..Put your trust in God not church people or the world..And start being productive in Christ...When you leave here the only thing you can take with you is your own personal relationship with God..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:10 AM
marcalan
Because of some recent events and unfortunate acts by people who were sick mentally or just plain evil.. Many people are going to allow fear and doubt to settle into their minds and hearts..Let us remember that the devil uses fear to get us off track and to keep us unstable in our life..Pray for the families who have suffered tragedy..Defeat fear with your faith in God..Have enough faith to share with your neighbor..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:07 AM
marcalan
When you are Saved and your heart belongs to Jesus Christ..You have a desire to Worship God and you seek the presence of the Lord..If you do not worship or have a desire to Worship God..You are not Saved..Once you experience the presence of God through Worship you will desire more and more of Gods love and your heart will be filled with the love of Jesus Christ..You might save another persons life and bring them to Christ if they witness you worshipping God through your trials and tribulations and living your life through the power of the Holy Spirit by faith because of Gods Grace and Mercy.. We need to show the world what a Saved and Changed Heart produces and what a Life in Christ looks like..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:06 AM
marcalan
God the Father loves you so much that He gave you His son Jesus Christ..Jesus Christ loves you so much that He died for you and sent The Holy Spirit..The Holy Spirit loves you so much that He refuses to leave you alone..So dont worry and dont live in fear..Put your trust in the Lord..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:04 AM
marcalan
I want to encourage you to rise above the drama...You can not control what people say about you..You can not control what people do..God knows your heart and God knows your intentions.. Give your feelings and emotions to God..Whatever you are a prisoner of rather it be people or things or circumstances..Let it go remove yourself from anything or anyone who is negative in your life...Surround yourself with people who genuinely care about you and love you..Keep your head up..Everything will work out for you and be alright.. Remember You are forgiven and you are loved..Faith..Hope..Love
Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:00 AM
marcalan
We can not choose our race or gender..But we can choose rather or not to live in sin against God. God sees our choices...We punish ourselves with the decisions we make and the lifestyles we choose to live..Because God loves us He gave us free will and because He loves us and wants us all to be saved He gave us Jesus Christ...God is Love...But God hates sin...And because God loves all people He offers as a gift His Holy Spirit to give us the power to walk away from our sin and struggles...But its still our choice...Gods Love, Mercy and Grace is free for everyone who accepts it..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:59 PM
marcalan
Don't waste time worrying and let financial set backs keep you down...Time is more important than money..Use your time wisely for God...And He will take care of your finances and open doors..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:51 PM
marcalan
When you have a Clear Conscience with God..The enemy has nothing to threaten you with..Nothing to hold over you..No power to harm you..The enemy is never in control..You walk with Christ and without fear..You look the serpent in the eye..And you tell the enemy to bring it on give it your best shot...Im in Gods Will and Im ready...Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:50 PM
marcalan
Pride and fear of rejection..Can keep you mentally stuck..Open doors for depression..And keep you from moving forward in life...If you are in love with a person...Tell them how you feel...Hold nothing back...And no matter the outcome rejoice and thank God..For if they feel the same way God has blessed you with a mate...And if they reject you God has blessed you with a peace of mind and you can move forward with no regrets because God has someone else just for you...And remember just like how pride can keep you from having a relationship with God...Pride can also keep you from having a relationship with the person you love..So apologize, forgive, and tell them how you feel...If you are a new Christian..Prepare for the fight of your life..Some of your friends will abandon you..Satan will tempt you..And the world will attack you..Don't build your faith on what God can do for you and how much God is going to bless you with...Instead study the Bible..Seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and focus on living your life for God..Remember God is always faithful..He has nothing to prove to us..For the proof of Gods Love is all around us and has been since the beginning of time...If you are a baby Christian wavering back and fourth, backsliding and struggling with your faith still living off the prayers of Grandma..Let this be the year you rededicate yourself to Christ and start taking your walk with God seriously..You are responsible for your own relationship with God..A lot of churches are stuck full of baby Christians unable to grow and mature spiritually..In order for the Holy Spirit to dwell in the House Of The Lord (your church) the people who make up the church have to study and live off the Word 7 days a week in their private lives allowing the Holy Spirit to live in them..And then you can expect Spiritual Growth and Maturity in your church...Always Repent and keep a clear conscience before God..Church leaders..I encourage you to Love and tell the Truth to the people God has entrusted you with..Dont cheat them by telling them what they want to hear and dont worry about hurting their feelings or a decline in your membership...Instead trust the message God has given you and deliver it unapologetically..You cant avoid conviction..That is not up to you or your job...And before there can be a renewal of the Spirit and Mind there has to be conviction..The Holy Spirit convicts..Your job is to give the people the Word of God...God will take care of everything else..If you have been walking with God full joy with your mind and heart set on Jesus and doing Gods Will for your life..I urge you to bless others..Remain prayerful..And worship and praise God because it gets better...The best is yet to come..Remember Spiritual Wisdom is greater and more valuable than human knowledge...Happy New Year..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:49 PM
marcalan
Dont Be A In The Closet Self Righteous Christian: The reason people DONT BELIEVE..Is because people who DO BELIEVE DONT LOVE..People Are Hurting...Everyday on FB people are crying out for help..Depression,Physical Illness,Mental Illness,Drug/Alcohol Addiction all are evident..Take the time to MESSAGE them and ENCOURAGE them..Show them LOVE through your WORDS and ACTIONS..RISE UP AND HELP SOMEBODY..MAKE IT PERSONAL..LOVE THEM LIKE JESUS...Faith,Hope,Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:42 PM
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How did Jesus Christ enter into your heart
marcalan
MY TESTIMONY Minister MarcAlan: I was not a good person....I lived a lifestyle against God..I lived in Sin..I made music that promoted Sin..My lyrics encouraged and glorified everything that is wrong with our culture particularly the black community...I lived to please myself and to be a part of the world...I was not a good man to the woman God gave me...I was selfish, arrogant and inconsiderate...My attitude cost me my family and made me a visiting dad..I was depressed for a year and my mind was in a dark place..Then one day JESUS revealed himself to me..He dusted me off and began chipping away and molding me from the inside...He removed the darkness from my mind and changed my heart..He showed me the correct way to love...Gods Holy Spirit consumed me...During that time of conversion Jesus showed me how he was with me through it all waiting for me to reach out to him...He forgave me for all the things I said and did...He planted a seed in my heart and He lit a fire in my soul.. Now I know that there is nothing Greater than Gods Love..The things we count as important or special...money,cars, jewlry,homes,clothes,..Mean Nothing..And the time we waste on hating, fighting,and bringing each other down..Is All For Nothing..For when We Die..We Leave Only With Our Own Personal Relationship With God.. God Saved my life..I cannot change my past..But I can live for God today and tomorrow..I can be a positive influence and impact the lives of others..I encourage you please SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY AND LOVE FOR JESUS especially preachers and other people working in ministry..We all are going to make mistakes and fall short..But you can go through the storm without JESUS or you can use your umbrella and go through the storm with JESUS..Faith..Hope..Love
Monday April 29, 2013 11:46 PM

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