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February 2018

POWER TO BECOME

But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name (Jon 1:12). Power/authority is needed to become anything worthwhile. The possibilities otherwise are nil! Even the more to Become and maintain God's, son's status! The power is in the Vine, and every branch must abide in the Vine in order to produce fruit in the mighty name of Jesus (Jon 15). 

Jesus no doubt showed why He is the Power source. No man takes (my life) it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to Lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. This (power) commandment have I received of my Father (Jon 12:18). And God, gave Him all power in Heaven and on Earth after He raised Jesus from the dead (Mat 28:18-20). Yes the all powerful Jesus is ready to empower all who come to Him with the "Power" To Become (Rm. 1:16).

Jesus promised to send the "Power" Ac 1: 8, and said when the Kingdom come, the Power will come (Mk 9:1). Both the Power and Kingdom, the Lord's Church; came on the First Pentecost, after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Thus, the Power to Become a Christian child of the most high God; began with about Three (3000) thousand souls added to the Apostles (Ac 2:36-47). They of course, reacted to the preached gospel of Christ; Gods Power to save (Mat 28:18-20; Mk 16:15-16; Rm 1:16). 

A. They heard and believed the word...

B. They Repented and Confessed Jesus to be the only begotten Son of God... Lord and Master ... and were:

C. Baptized for the remission of past sins; and the Lord added them to the Church (Jon 3:3,5; Ac 2:47; Gal 3:26- 27).

D. The Power To Become a Child of God demands obedient faith Heb 11:6. Lets Do It God's Way!

The Lord God not only provides the Power for us to become His children; He also provides the Power/Gifts for man to become good at whatever for Him and whoever for the better good of humanity! Good spouses, parents, grandparents, church and community leaders, professionals, etc., do not come by accident or by chance. God has always been, and will ever be the prime mover of that which is Good. He is not man, nor does He think like a man (Isa 55:8,9; Psa 37:23).

Unfortunately, too many both inside/outside the Kingdom of God don't know, they have been touched by the hand of God with special gifts/talents to serve humanity for Him. And many, too many to be exact; deny His Power, by which they did in fact, came to be; and not by an intelligent designer! 

Paul said: "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels  nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor heights nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rm 8:38,39). 

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed (Psa 37:25-26). Who are these people? They no doubt were God's people under the Law; who obeyed God's commands (Vs 23). Though (they) he fall, he (they) shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholds (them) him with His hand (Vs. 24). A good example of what it means to be Power Driven by the Lord God!

Oftentimes, we spend most of our lives trying to know everybody and everything, but ourselves!  It is very important to get to know ourselves and God first, as we move along the road of no return. He who learn to depend on God on the highway of life will be kept safe by the Hand of God; in spite the many rocky, rough, and potholes that be. GOD IS IN CONTROL!

Conclusion:

A. One cannot loose, nor be defeated who obeys God's Will and Way Mat 7: 20; Mk 9:23; Phil 4:13..

B. Seek God's Kingdom and Righteousness first and God will provide all good things (Mat 6:33).

~Djet

 

 

 



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GOD'S PEACE IS THE ANSWER...

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Phil 4:6,7).

  Man is forever crying Peace, Peace, Peace; and there is no real Peace! Only God's Peace works through the redeemed abiding in Jesus (Jon 15).

A. Find Peace with God...

B. Find God's Peace with yourself...

C. Promote God's Peace in family, friends, community, etc. (Gal 6:10).

D. Promote God's Peace as a child of the most high God and change the world (Mat 5:9; 28:19-29; Mk 16:15, 16). "When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him" (Pro 16:7).

Djet

 



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My Prayer To God:

May You Lord bless us with Your love, mercy and grace everyday,
 
May we find hope in every trial and hardship as we onward go;
And know to depend on Jesus who knows the way.
 
Keep us wrapped in obedient Faith, so the devil will see and know.
 
May You bless this country to move beyond the horrific sin and evil that be,
Bless governmental leaders to behave worthily the country need;
 
Bless all citizens and families to show good citizenship for developing ones to see,
 
O bless us Lord who love you to keep shining and planting the gospel Seed.
 
In the blessed and mighty name of the Lord, Jesus, Christ!  Amen! Amen!
 
Djet


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BEYOND COMPARISON...

Blessed be the Lord, that had given rest unto His people Israel, according to all He promised: there hath not failed one word of all His good promise, by the hand of Moses His servant (I Kg 8;56). Read: Josh 21:45! God's track record is unmatched by far... be encouraged to Trust and obey Him! We are blessed to have better promises under the Lord Jesus.
 
God has blessed us with a new High Priest; Jesus! "...He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also He is the mediator of a better covenant... established upon better promises (Heb 8:6). Pleased read chapter 8, for more details! 
 
Let us share Just a few promises of Jesus under the New Covenant, that are far beyound Moses and the Law:
 
A. The abundant life..  (Jon 10:10).
 
B. To never leave us... be with you always (Mat 28:20; Heb 13:5).
 
C. To build His Church (Mat 16:15- 18; Gal 3:26-27).
 
D. Became a spiritual and numerical reality in Jerusalem, as He and the prophets said it would (Isa 2:1-4; Zach 1:16; Dan 2:44; Mk 9:1; Ac 2).
 
E. Heaven; on the other side (Jon 14: 1-6; Mat 25:31-46; Rev 2:10).
 
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SHOW ME IS ENOUGH...

If ye Love me, keep my commandments... if a man Love me he will keep my words: and my Father will Love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me (Jon 14:15, 23, 24). In short the Lord said: I am not impressed with rituals/lip service... show me in obedient faith... doers of the Word, not hearers only

   I recall a woman in disgust with her man years ago saying: "talk is cheap and I've got to live man; so show me you Love me is all I want; or you just hit the door". As I recall, he got the message Loud and Clear... Amen!

  I hope many will get the message from Jesus: Show Me Is Enough! This thing we call Love: enables, empowers,  and demand unrelenting  Faith and sacrifice in all have it in the Lord God; who showed us the power of Divine Love (Jon 3:16,17; 15:12-14). 

 The text (Jon 14:15, 23,24) remain in part II, and beyond on the caption above! In layman's terms the Lord is saying: a born again child of God look's like it, talks, walk's, and lives like a Child of God. Perhaps you remember the old saying: Something that looks like a duck, walks, flies, and sounds like a duck; is a Duck! The Lord in fact is saying: be real and show me you Love Me in Christian obedience!  Show Me, That's Enough!

  The Lord is waiting for you and me to show we Love Him:

1.  By not being ashamed to Confess before men, He is the only begotten Son of God Mk 8:38; Lk 9:26).

2.  BY denying ourselves to follow Him by undaunted Faith (Mat 16:24; Mk 8:34; Heb 11:6).

3.  By presenting our bodies a living sacrifice (Rm 12:1-3).

4.  By permitting God, His Kingdom, and Righteousness to come first in our lives (Mat 6:33).

5.  BY standing up for Jesus... "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad"

  All through life we are showing or proving our love and loyalties to somebody or something. It all begins with family, learning institutions, religion, employers, employment, and other fields of importance. Life has no meaning and purpose otherwise! Those who do not adapt accordingly, will find misery and woe just like that.

  Thank God for Jesus who by God's love mercy and grace provides hope for the world (Jon 3:16-17; Mat 11:28 -29). All who submit to His will and way, will be blessed here, now, and beyond (Mat 5:3-12; Jon 14:1-6; Rev 2:10).

Conclusion:

A. The Church is God's Spiritual family on earth (Gal 3:26-29; Eph 5:21-30).

C. Jesus is the head and founder of the Spiritual Family (Mat 16:15-20; Eph 1:21; 4:1-6).

D. The Family honors His name on demand Ac 4:11-12; Col 3:17).

E. His outreach has no walls...to every nation... every creature in the world is invited to come to Him, and "Show Him" accordingly!

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A Life-time of Adding To Faith

N.T. Text: II Pet 1:5-8:
5. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6. And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7. And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
8. For if these things be in you, and abound...ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

  • This ever impressive text is all about pressing forward, toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God Phil 3:12-15.
  • Jesus was clear and concise when He said: "ye must be born again" Jon 3:3,5. New borns must grow from infants to maturity spiritually. Otherwise, something abnormal occurred...carnal minds, division, etc. Read: I Cor 3!
  • At best, we will spend a life-time adding or reaching new/different levels of Grace in Christ Jesus.
  • We are not in war against one another in winning the prize; but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness in the world and  spiritual wickedness in important places Eph 6:10-18.

Soul-saving Faith, enables finite creatures to see, believe, and connect with infinity, God! Only through the power of the Word can this be achieved Rm 10:17. It is an impossible venture otherwise to know and please God Heb11:6.  

Connecting with God occurs in the New Birth process Jon 3:3,5; Ac 2; Rm 6:1-6; 2 Cor 5:17. This please know is only the beginning of a life-time of adding to one's  Faith; the seven (7) levels of grace (Text). But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only Jas 1:22.  ...be thou faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life Rev 2:10.

During the early stage of Paul's life as a Christian; he experienced certain challenges common to many Christians. Please read: Rm 7:14 -25. However, he maintained faithfulness until the end!  And near the end he said: For I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith... there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me in that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing 2 Tim 4:7-8. We too, must hold on a life-time adding to the Faith that saves, to become mature.

Unfortunately, too many are falling of the Wagon because of unfaithfulness; not to mention the large numbers refusing to get close to the way of salvation in Jesus Jon 14:1-6.  Both of course, share the same in common, the tragedy of unbelief. Unbelief ties the hand of God, preventing Him from doing mighty things, less we forget Mat 13:57-58; Heb 11:6.

Too many give up before learning much is required for one to grow and become mature in life, even the more in Christian living:

  • A Faithful Spiritual Diet on the Word...Worship, Bible study, and reconciliation ministry.
  • A Faithful Christian relationship with the spiritual leaders and fellowship with the saints an absolute!
  • A Faithful commitment to the Faith/Doctrine in the midst of adversity and storms as they come! They will come... Don't quit Gal 6:9
  • A Faithful commitment to the kingdom and it's righteousness come first Mat 6:33.
  • When you fall (we will) get up, repent up, confess up... prayer will be sent up... God is not willing for man to perish... all come to repentance 2 Pet 3:9; 1 Jon 2:1.
  • Somebody said, one can succeed at most things if one work hard enough, long enough! I believe if one be faithful to God unto death, the Crown of Life will be waiting Rev 2:10.

Please be reminded: For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor untruthful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (V. 8, Text)... what things? The (7) seven levels of grace that gives completeness to born again finite soul's, moving toward perfection in Jesus Heb 13:20-21; Jas 1:2-8. 

Be further reminded: ... he that lack these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins (V. 9 Text). In short, no hope for those refuse/reject the Word Jon 12:48; II Thes 1:6-8. All things are possible in Jesus!

Conclusion:

  • All who are adding the (7) seven levels of grace to their Faith; can look back at certain times along the way and see we have come from a mighty long ways:

1. We don't think and act the way we use to think and do.

2. We are more committed to the Faith, Worship, doctrine, fellowship and Ministry of Reconciliation.

  • Jesus invites all to come and He will give rest....

His yoke is easy, and burdens are light Mat 11:28-29. 

  • It's a life-time growth process Rev 2:10! 

Djet



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AN AWESOME REFLECTION:

If someone asks about your educational background, proclaim boldly that: Church is my college...
Heaven is my university... Father God is my counselor... Jesus is my principal... Holy Spirit is my teacher... Angels are my classmates. Bible is my textbook... Temptations are my exams... Overcoming Satan is my hobby... Winning souls for God is my assignment... Receiving eternity is my degree... Praise and Worship are my slogan.
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AN EPITAPH OF LOVE
The heart knows and remembers
    Precious times there were;
The soul retains the happiness
    That in the mind is a blur;
The heart knows and remembers
   The moments that were so dear;
The soul aches, yes, burns inside
   That they are no longer near.

The heart knows and remembers
   Joy that was exceedingly rare;
The soul, too, needs take pleasure
        For silent peace left there;
The heart knows and remembers
             God grant it to be so.
The soul's sanctity it's own reward
The trespassing within will never show.
                                Gladys L. Wilson
  "But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves" Jas 1:22. Only the faithful pleases God Rev 2:10. 

Djet



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Just Do The Right Thing!

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly... Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people - Pro 14:29, 34.
"One cannot loose doing what's Right; unless one try too hard and become wrong! Just do Right; Right will Prevail!" Doing The Right Thing is encouraged in all walks of life; even the more, regarding New Testament Christianity!

  • GOOD citizenship is achieved by doing what's right!
  • GOOD track records are earned by doing what's right!
  • GOOD marriages are are realized by couples doing what's right!
  • GOOD Christian behavior is realized in doing what's right according to God's will and way Mat 7:21-27;  Col 3:16-17; Jon 14:1-6.

Conclusion:

  • Doing what's right is not easy at times; but is always the  right thing to do... we cannot loose no matter who!
  •  Doing what's Right enhances inner love, joy, and peace of mind that's contagious! 

Djet

 



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Only God Can Fix Man's Thinking

O Lord I know the way of man is not in himself. It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. O Lord correct me, but with justice; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing Jer 10:23-24. In short: man does not have the innate ability of self-direction. The steps of good men are Divine--driven Psa 37:23. That accounts for David saying: Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me Psa 51:10.

The heart of man is out of focus no doubt today to the degree; only God can fix his heart or mind set. He can turn unsaved evil men, women, boys and girls; into saved souls with new vision by obedient Faith Jon 3:3-5; Ac 2:36-47; 2 Cor 5:17. 

Saved, godly, righteous, Christian folk have no time nor need ever; to be abusive in no shape, form, or fashion! Rather, time to be at peace with all men best as possible. God has us covered by His Love, Mercy, and sufficient grace 2 Cor 12:9. The Lord only need a few faithful folk with His love, power, sober minds without fear; to our lights shine in Him, and that will be enough to make a difference Mat 5:16; 2 Tim 1:7. 

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The Mark of Excellence

Is the goal and interest of firms and businesses large and small to achieve. Companies, organizations, and people here and world-wide are ever pressing to achieve "The Mark of Excellence" in job performance, products, ect. God's children must ever seek The Mark of Excellence for the Lord God the more!

Excellence, is an art won by training and habitation. We do not act right because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.  ---Aristotle 

Excellence is best described as doing right things right---selecting the most important things to be done and then do them 100 per cent correctly.    

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Excellence: Every job we perform is a selfie of who we are; therefore, be sure to sign your work with the mark of Excellence! We did our best, with no intent to hurt/harm, with a good self-image!

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Excellence in Jesus: But whoever keeps His Word, truly the Love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked I Jon 2:5-6, 7-11. Be faithful until death; that will be enough Rev 2:10. 

 



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