Saturday, March 17, 2012

In the Storm

Storms come into each of our lives. The trick is to know where they come from. Storms may be a trial that we are going through that the Lord is wanting to teach us something. At other times storms may be something that we brought upon ourselves and yet at other times it could mean the enemy is out to snare us.
    If the storm you are facing is one of your own making, take heart to know that God will not let you flounder in the storm. He is there to guide you to the port He wants you in. Circumstances of our choosing gets us in all sorts of trouble. When that happens...IF you are a child of God...then He will  help you thru it. But only if you ask for help. You see God is not going to pull you out of something that is your fault just because He can. he wants you to ask for His help. He wants to help you get thru whatever it is. Sometimes we have to live through the storm knowing that God is in control no matter what.
   If the storm is something that the Lord is wanting to teach you, the best thing to do is wait it out. He will not let you sink. He wants to teach you something valuable, something that he wants you to understand. Not every storm comes from the enemy. Like I said last time....Satan cannnot be everywhere at once. God has plans for us, He tells us that. He has plans to make us prosper. Plans that sometimes we don't know anything about. If that is the kind of storm you are going through, let Him guide you. Don't try to do it all by yourself. He wants you to grab hold of Him and let Him be your teacher.
   If the storm is something that the enemy has thrown at you, that is the time you need to call on Jesus to help you. The only way you are going to defeat the Devil is by the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST. Period. Jesus paid the price for our sins. He paid the price for our victory. he paid the price for us to trod upon the enemy. Jesus is the only way you are EVER going to beat the enemy. Stop trying to do it all on your own. We cannot win this war for souls...and our own in particular...without the strength of Jesus to back us up. The Devil will just laugh at us like he did when soome men were trying to cast out demons...the demon said..."Jesus we know and Paul we know but who are you?" The enemy is not scared of you if you do not have Jesus Christ in your life.
   Dear friend...if you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior I ask you ask Him to forgive you of your sin and ask Him into your life as your Savior and Friend. HE will come in and give you life like you ahve never known before. Remember the storms of life are going to you want to face them all alone, or do you want the Lord to help you through them? you decide.

Monday, March 12, 2012

To Tell or not to tell

When is it right to NOT tell someone that they are really ill? Are you trying to protect them or are you trying to control them? Is it really ok not to tell someone that they have cancer? Then the next question should be WHEN do you tell them?
  I believe that the person who has Cancer should be told as soon as possible so they wil have a fighting chance. I wonder sometimes if people are scared of what might happen. Do they think that their loved one will not want to live? Do they think that their loved one might kill themself? I believe that all of those thougths cross peoples minds and more than once or twice.
   How can God get the glory of HEALING someone with cancer if they are not diagnoised and treatment started? ONLY God can heal. he heals through Doctors and Surgeons, but it is really God who heals.
  Let the Lord heal your soul. Sin is like cancer. It will eat away your soul if you do not cut it out of your life. The only way to cut it out of your life is to ask Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sin and to cleanse you as white as snow.
  It is truely something where you can take something RED to change the color of something BLACK to WHITE. That is what happens when Jesus cleans you. It is by His Blood that you are made whole. Don't let the sin eat away your soul. Go to the Great Physician Jesus Christ.... your appointment is now...the Holy Ghost is calling your name, waiting for you to answer "Here am I"

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Like Roaring Lion...BEWARE!

March sure has come in like a lion. The Word tells us that satan is like a roaring lion who is walking about the earth looking for people he can destroy with sin. Satan's "life"s mission is to take with him as many people as he can to hell.When God asked him what he had been up to he replied...."Walking up and down the earth". This means that he CANNOT be everywhere at the same time like God can. Satan is a CREATED being. He was brought into being by God the Father. He was the most beautiful angel ever made. His name even means "Morning Light". This beautifulness became sinfulness for Lucifer. He let pride into his ...for a lack of a better word....into his life. That pride developed into hatred for his creator God. He wanted everything that was given to God. he wanted the praise, the worship and the power of God and he intended to take it from God.
   We are told that God cast Satan and his followers from heaven down to the earth. here is where they live. Contrary to a lot of belief , they are NOT in hell yet. Because Satan said theat he was "walking to and fro uoin the face of the earth." I believe that there is a place that he has carved out as his lair, but it is not hell yet as we would think of it as hell.
  Hell was never intended for human beings. God made hell for Lucifer and his followers as a punishment for their rebellion. The old devil does not want to live there eternally, even though he knows what will happen in the end. He is fighting with all he has to take as many people with him.
   Children of God are his enemies. We are the ones who stand in the gap for our lost loved ones. We are the ones who know how to get ahold of God when we go before Him and pray. It maybe our prayers that keep someone from falling. The devil uses all kinds of things against us...why just Christians....or whay does it seem like it is only Christians who the devil bothers? it is because non-Christian's BELONG to him already. Why would he bother someone who he already has under control?
   Our ONLY hope lies in Jesus Christ. He is our LIGHT, our SALVATION, our HELP in a time of need.  Jesus has conquered the grave. He has broken the chains of darkness that bound us in our sinful nature. Once we give our lives to Jesus, and live for Him, the enemy tries to come in like a flood and destroy what Jesus has given to us. Peace. Life everlasting. A grand inheritance.
  Oh soul, do you know Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior? If you do not, now is the time to ask Him into your life, Ask Him to forgive you of your sin...ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.... Live as if He is coming back in the next breath you take because He just might come back then. We are to look up for His returning at all times.

Monday, February 20, 2012

God is in matter WHAT!

When things look bleak and dark, that is the time to remember WHO your help is. My church family is going through a lot of trials and tribulations. It seems like one problem is solved and the enemy throws another one at us.
  GOD is in CONTROL! No matter what the enemy tells you. He will keep things messed up if he only gets a chance. BUT I know this one thing. My God is in control.