Thursday, December 31, 2015

Accept God’s Gracious Blessings

"Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing:

"May the LORD bless you and protect you.   May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.  May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.’   

Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.”
(Numbers 6:22-27 NLT)

May our gracious Father make His face  shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you and your family every single day in 2016. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What return shall I render to God for all His blessings in 2015?

December 31:  Recall God's blessings in 2015 and thank God with all your heart ♥.

"Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come.  These people left our churches, but they never really belonged with us; otherwise they would have stayed with us. When they left, it proved that they did not belong with us."
(1John 2:18-19 NLT)

"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."
(John 10:27 NIV)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Whoever does the will of God remains forever!

The more we crave for the world and its goodies the less we love God.

"Don't love the world's ways. Don't love the world's goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world — wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important —has  nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him.

The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out— but  whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
(1 John 2:15 -  17  MSG)

This world is not our home 🏡.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Simeon took Jesus in his hands and blessed Him.

Are you actively waiting for the consolation of the Church?

"Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
This man was righteous and devout,  awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him."  (Luke 2:  5 RM)

"Lord, now let your servant go in peace; your word has been fulfilled: my own eyes have seen the salvation which you prepared in the sight of every people, a light to reveal you to the nations,
and the glory of your people Israel.”   (Luke 2: 29 - 32 RM)

The pure joy of answered prayer is unbelievable!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mary, Joseph and Jesus as migrants in Egypt

Mary, Joseph and Jesus flee to Egypt as refugees.  Welcome the stranger.

"After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”   (Matthew 2:13 NLT)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Holy Spirit in our hearts confirm who we are.

"Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence.  And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him.   

And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us.

Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us."   (1John 3:21-24 NLT)

Friday, December 25, 2015

Into Your hands I commend my spirit.

 “When you are arrested, don’t worry about what to say at your trial, for you will be given the right words at the right time.  For it won’t be you doing the talking — it will be the Spirit of your heavenly Father speaking through you!"  (Matthew 10: 19-20 TLB)

"Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people.  But one day some men from the Synagogue of Freed Slaves, as it was called, started to debate with him.  None of them could stand against the wisdom and the Spirit with which Stephen spoke."   (Acts 6:8-10 NLT)

"As they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”  (Acts 7: 59 NABRE)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Today is born our Savior, Christ Jesus our Lord.

"God was incomprehensible, unapproachable, invisible, and hard to imagine.  He became man, came close to us in a manger, so that we could see and understand him."
(St.  Bernard of Clairvaux)

"Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people."
(Luke 2:10 AMP)

Glory to God in the highest and Merry Christmas 🎄 to you, family.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I will give you rest from all your enemies.

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal, sun of justice:  come and shine on those who dwell in the darkness and in the shadow of death.

"The LORD said, “I have made a covenant with David, my chosen servant. I have sworn this oath to him:   ‘I will establish your descendants as kings forever; they will sit on your throne from now until eternity."

"My faithfulness and unfailing love will be with him, and by my authority he will grow in power.

"And he will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation."
(Psalm 89: 3-4, 24, 26 NLT)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I stand at the door and knock.

O King of all nations and keystone of the Church: come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!

"He will sit like a refiner of silver, burning away the dross. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, so that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the LORD."
(Malachi 3:3 NLT)

"Make known to me your ways, Lord; teach me your paths.
Guide me by your fidelity and teach me, for you are God my savior, for you I wait all the day long."  (Psalm 25: 4-5 NABRE)

Monday, December 21, 2015

My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

O King of all nations and keystone of the Church; come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!

“Sir, do you remember me?” Hannah asked. “I am the woman who stood here several years ago praying to the LORD.  I asked the LORD to give me this boy, and he has granted my request."   (1 Samuel 1:26-27 NLT)

"She who had no children has become the mother of seven; and she who had a family is wasted with sorrow."   (1 Samuel 2:5 BBE)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law ; come to save us, Lord our God.

"The Lord and Ruler will be coming soon, and His name will be called Emmanuel, because He will be God-with-us."  (Cf Isaiah 7:14; 8:10 RM)

"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”  (Luke 1:45 NIV)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christ Jesus came into the world to do the will of the Father.

"That is why, when Christ came into the world, he said to God, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings. But you have given me a body to offer.   You were not pleased with burnt offerings or other offerings for sin.

Then I said, ‘Look, I have come to do your will, O God— as is written about me in the Scriptures.’”
(Hebrews 10:5-7 NLT)

Friday, December 18, 2015

O Root of Jesse's stem, Come and save us without delay!

O Root of Jesse's stem, sign of God's love for all His people: come to save us without delay.

"Behold, you are barren and have no children, but you shall become pregnant and bear a son."  (Judges 13:3 AMP)

"It is he who will begin to save Israel from the power of the Philistines." (Judges 13: 5 NABRE)

"The woman bore a son and named him Samson, and when the boy grew up the Lord blessed him."  (Judges 13: 24 NABRE)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

O Leader of the House of Israel, come and rescue us with your mighty power.

Our is with us.  He is always available.

"Behold, the virgin shall become pregnant and give birth to a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel—which, when translated, means, God with us."
(Matthew 1:23 AMP)

" Behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age.."
(Matthew 28:20 AMP)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Come O Desired of all the nations!

O Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge!

"Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones."
(Isaiah 49:13 NIV)

"He will bring justice to the poor of the people;
He will save the children of the needy,
And will break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear You
As long as the sun and moon endure,
Throughout all generations."
(Psalm 72:4-5 NKJV)

"Behold,  the Desired of all the nations will come, and the house of the Lord will be filled with glory."  (Haggai 2 : 7 RM)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Are you truly the Messiah?

“Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?”
(Luke 7:19 NLT)

"Then he told John’s disciples, “Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard — the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor."
(Luke 7:22 NLT)

"Therefore by their fruits you will know them."  (Matthew 7:20 NKJV)

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Lord hears the cry of the poor

Lord, make us a new creation and cleanse us from every stain of the old way of life.

“Then I will purify the speech of all people, so that everyone can worship the LORD together.   My scattered people who live beyond the rivers of Ethiopia will come to present their offerings."
(Zephaniah 3:9-10 NLT)

"In that day you shall not be shamed for any of your deeds
In which you transgress against Me."   (Zephaniah 3:11 NKJV)

"Look to him and be radiant,
and your faces may not blush for shame."  (Psalm 34: 6 NABRE)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Lead me, guide me and teach me, O Lord!

I teach you what is the best for you, says the Lord.

"Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. "Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You're not in the driver's seat I am. Don't run from suffering embrace it. Follow me and I'll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for?
(Matthew 16:24 -  26 MSG)

"Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk.  Lead me; teach me; for you are the God who gives me salvation. I have no hope except in you."  (Psalm 25: 4 - 5 TLB)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Rejoice in the Lord always!

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.  Indeed, the LORD is near."  (Philippians 4: 4, 5 NABRE)

"Jerusalem will be told:     "Don't be afraid. Dear Zion,  don't despair. Your God is present among you,     a strong Warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, he'll calm you with his love  and delight you with his songs."
(Zephaniah 3:16 -  17 MSG)

"See, God has come to save me! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord is my strength and song; he is my salvation.  Oh, the joy of drinking deeply from the Fountain of Salvation!”  (Isaiah 12: 2 - 3 TLB)

Friday, December 11, 2015

A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun.

To honor Mary is to honor Jesus, the Son of Mary.

“Blessed are you, daughter, by the Most High God, above all the women on earth; and blessed be the Lord God, the creator of heaven.

Your deed of hope will never be forgotten by those who recall the might of God."  (Judith 13: 18 - 19 NABRE)

"Sing and rejoice, daughter Zion! Now, I am coming to dwell in your midst — oracle of the Lord.  Many nations will bind themselves to the Lord on that day.   They  will be my people,  and I will dwell in your midst. Then you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you."  (Zechariah 2: 14 - 15 NABRE)

Happy Feast Day, Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Welcome trials as partner in progress.

The Lord teaches us through trials.

"This is what the LORD says
—  your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. 

If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.
(Isaiah 48:17-18 NIV)

"Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.   (James 1: 2 -  3 MSG)

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

I will help you, says the Lord your God.

Fear, worry and doubts are not from God.

"For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.  Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel."   (Isaiah 41:13-14 NIV)

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

God Never Fails!

"Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,     or, whine, Israel, saying, "God has lost track of me.     He doesn't care what happens to me"? Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening?

God doesn't come and go. God lasts.     He's Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath.     And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired,     gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out,     young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.     They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don't get tired,     they walk and don't lag behind."
(Is 40:27 -  31  MSG)

Monday, December 07, 2015

You shall name Him Jesus.

"I rejoice heartily in the Lord,
in my God is the joy of my soul;
for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation, and wrapped me in a mantle of justice,
like a bride adorned with her jewels." (Isaiah 61: 10 NABRE)

"Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name  Him Jesus.  He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father."  (Luke 1: 31 - 32 NABRE)

Glorious things are spoken of you, O Mary, for from you arose the sun of justice,  Christ our Lord.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Tired of the Journey?

Do you feel stressed out by long and often arduous journey of faith?
Receive the word of God with faith:

"With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees.  Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.”   (Isaiah 35:3-4 NLT)

Great exploits are promised only to those who know their God and know how He works.  Think of the clouds of witnesses Up There

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Prepare for your celebration!

Do you have any unfulfilled desire in your heart?  Share it with your prayer partner.  You may be standing at the edge of your Promised Land.

"It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when God returned Zion's exiles.   We laughed, we sang,        we couldn't believe our good fortune.   We were the talk of the nation's  —  "God was wonderful to them!"  God was wonderful to us        we are one happy people.

And now, God, do it again  —  bring rains to our  drought-stricken  lives  So those who planted their crops in despair  will shout hurrahs at the harvest,  So those who went off with heavy hearts  will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.   (Psalm 126:  1- 6  MSG)

"And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns."  (Philippians 1: 6 TLB)

Friday, December 04, 2015

Blessed are you when you wait for the Lord.

The Merciful One will show you mercy when you cry out.

"The Lord will be most gracious to you when you cry out; as soon as he hears he will answer you.
The Lord will give you bread in adversity and water in affliction.
No longer will your Teacher hide himself, but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher,
And your ears shall hear a word behind you: “This is the way; walk in it,” when you would turn to the right or the left."  (Isaiah 30: 19-21 NABRE )

The Lord knows exactly what you need.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Friday December 4th - First Friday.

9. I will bless the homes in which the image of My Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honored.

10. I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts.

11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their name written in My Heart, and it shall never be effaced.

12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under My displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.

Do not let your hearts be troubled.

If the Lord Jesus is your light and your salvation, why is your heart ♥ troubled?

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
   whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
   of whom should I be afraid?

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

One thing I ask of the LORD;
   this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
   all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
   and contemplate his temple.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
   in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
   be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.     (Psalm 27: 1, 4, 13-14)

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in people.

Are you of firm purpose? Do you trust in Jesus more than you trust in human beings?  Then you should enjoy unlimited peace constantly 
Listen to the infallible word of God:

"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!   Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock."
(Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT)

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb!

"Give us today the food we need."
(Matthew 6:11 NLT)

"On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged  wine —  the best of meats and the finest of wines."
(Isaiah 25:6 NIV)

 "Say there! Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink — even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine and milk — it’s all free!"  (Isaiah 55 : 1  TLB)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Jesus Himself teaches simple little children.

Sit down at the feet of Jesus like a little child.  Forget your titles.

"In that same hour Jesus rejoiced and gloried in the Holy Spirit and said, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have concealed these things [relating to salvation] from the wise and understanding and learned, and revealed them to babes (the childish, unskilled, and untaught). Yes, Father, for such was Your gracious will and choice and good pleasure."   (Luke 10:21 AMP)

"You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you."   (Psalm 8:2 NLT)

Jesus Himself taught St Therese, Doctor of the Church.  She died at the age of 24.

The truth about Boko Haram revealed


The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, says terrorism in Nigeria was indirectly created by northern leaders, who used religion to deceive poor Muslims. Kukah said this in his keynote address at a conference organised by the Islamic Welfare Foundation at the Fountain University, Osogbo. At the event titled, ‘The Muslim agenda for Nigeria: Challenges of development and good governance’, the cleric said the fresh agitation for an Islamic state by Boko Haram could be traced to the promise made by northern leaders to ensure the total implementation of Sharia law. He said, “A hypocritical elite continues to believe that it can claim the benefits of democracy but use it only to consolidate its hold on power. This is what has laid the foundation for what is now Boko Haram. “We must locate the current crisis of Boko Haram within the context of the inability of the northern Muslim elite to live by their own dubious creed of being Muslims. They preached Sharia Law but only for the poor. They preach a religion that encourages education, yet their own people are held in the bondage of ignorance. “They came to power on the basis of a democratic society but they turned around and declared Sharia to generate a false consciousness among the poor that they want a theocracy. “They did not wish to live by the same standards, so they decided to live their own Islam in the capitals of the world away from the prying eyes of their own people. Boko Haram began as a revolt against this mendacity, subterfuge and hypocrisy.” Kukah said northern leaders failed to explain to the poor masses that Sharia law and democracy could not co-exist. The cleric stated that the normal argument that Boko Haram was not a Muslim group was nonsensical because Boko Haram’s aim was the total implementation of Sharia law, which Muslim leaders had promised them in the past. Kukah added, “Now, I hear Muslims in northern Nigeria hiding under the cover of the facts by saying: ‘These Boko Haram people are not Muslims. They do not represent us’. Well, first, they are your own children. You must take responsibility for what has made them what they are today and to the rest of society. “They claim they have been inspired by the Quran and no other holy book. They say they want to build an Islamic state. So, they are Muslims. After all, from the debates of the Constituent Assemblies of 1979, 1988, and 1995 and beyond, did their fathers and grandfathers not stage walkouts, demanding Sharia Law? Was it not to tame them that President Ibrahim Babangida declared what he called ‘no-go areas’ in the debates about our constitution?” The cleric noted that the kidnapping of the Chibok girls and the use of girls as sex slaves in the North were in line with the ideology that a girl, who is still an adolescent, could be married off to an older man. He said, “The promise to institute Sharia has become the most potent tool for political mobilisation and organisation. Till date, the tactics may have changed, but the essence has not. Rather than face the tough questions of how and why over 15 million children in the northern states are on the streets; how and why the northern states are falling behind on almost every index of development, the northern Muslim elite continues to live for just the moment, with no plans for tomorrow. “Should we pretend that a society that allows the forced marriages of its young daughters could frown on the idea of a group kidnapping and forcing young girls into sexual slavery? Islam must have an honest look at the mirror and have an internal discussion.” The Catholic bishop urged northern leaders to stop pretending as if they did not know the root cause of Boko Haram. He said they should ask themselves why Boko Haram was headquartered in the North and not in other zones of the country. Kukah added, “Although we all seem to pretend that Boko Haram has caught us unawares, the worst thing is that we continue to hide our heads in the sands of self-deception by further denying the roots of this ugly side of our humanity. “That Boko Haram, its disciples and victims are localised to northern Nigeria, should be instructive. What this calls for is an honest review of the root causes. We need to ask what it is about the past or the present that has led us to this ugly and deadly path. “It is my considered view that northern Islam has to confront the realities of taking its religion into the modern world of democracy seriously. Muslims in northern Nigeria cannot accept democracy and reject the inclusive nature of its philosophy as it is the case today.” Punch


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Your faith grows as you listen more and more to Jesus in the Gospel

No one who believes in Jesus will be put to shame.

"Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ."  (Romans 10: 17 NABRE)

"Yet faith comes from listening to this Good News — the Good News about Christ."  (Romans 10: 17 TLB)

"How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news." (Isaiah 52: 7)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

For You my God I wait all the day!

Advent is here: a time of Joyful Waiting!

"Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the good promise I have made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah."  (Jeremiah 33:14 AMP)

Abba Father fulfills His Precious Promises in the fullness of time.
God Never Fails!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Don't allow that day to spring on you like a trap!

Avoid too much eating, drinking, partying and shopping.

“Watch out! Don’t let my sudden coming catch you unawares; don’t let me find you living in careless ease, carousing and drinking, and occupied with the problems of this life, like all the rest of the world.    Keep a constant watch. And pray that if possible you may arrive in my presence without having to experience these  horrors.”    (Luke 21: 34 -  36 TLB)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

What are you doing about the signs of the times?

Learn a lesson from the fig tree.

"Jesus told them a story. "Look at a fig tree. Any tree for that matter. When the leaves begin to show, one look tells you that summer is right around the corner. The same here  —when you see these things happen, you know God's kingdom is about here.

Don't brush this off: I'm not just saying this for some future generation, but for this one, too  —these things will happen. Sky and earth will wear out my words won't wear out."
(Luke 21:29 -  33  MSG)

Jesus will come in a little while and will not delay.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Our God is an Awesome God!

The God who answers by fire 🔥 is our God.

"Then King Darius sent this message to the people of every race and nation and language throughout the world:

“Peace and prosperity to you!  “I decree that everyone throughout my kingdom should tremble with fear before the God of Daniel. For he is the living God, and he will endure forever. His kingdom will never be destroyed, and his rule will never end.

He rescues and saves his people; he performs miraculous signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the  lions.”
(Daniel 6:25-27 NLT)

"May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love."
(Jude 1:2 NLT)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Let your strength rest in trust and confidence

The golden opportunity to bear witness may come unexpectedly.

"But before any of this happens, they'll arrest you, hunt you down, and drag you to court and jail. It will go from bad to worse, dog-eat-dog, everyone at your throat because you carry my name. You'll end up on the witness stand, called to testify. Make up your mind right now not to worry about it. I'll give you the words and wisdom that will reduce all your accusers to stammers and stutters."  (Luke 21:12 MSG)

"By your endurance you will gain your lives."   (Luke 21 : 19 RSVCE)

Monday, November 23, 2015

You may endure many trials for a little while

These trials will show that your faith is genuine.

"Fear nothing that you are about to suffer. [Dismiss your dread and your fears!] Behold, the devil is indeed about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested and proved and critically appraised, and for ten days you will have affliction. Be loyally faithful unto death [even if you must die for it], and I will give you the crown of life." 
(Revelation 2:10 AMP)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

This poor widow gave everything

Do not be afraid.  We can Never Never outdo God in generosity!

"Just then Jesus looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate. Then he saw a poor widow put in two pennies.

He said, "The plain truth is that this widow has given by far the largest offering today. All these others made offerings that they'll never miss she gave extravagantly what she couldn't afford — she gave her all!"   (Luke 21:1 MSG)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jesus Christ is the King of Kings

The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.

"And from Jesus Christ who faithfully reveals all truth to us. He was the first to rise from death, to die no more.  He is far greater than any king in all the earth. All praise to him who always loves us and who set us free from our sins by pouring out his lifeblood for us.   He has gathered us into his Kingdom and made us priests of God his Father. Give to him everlasting glory! He rules forever! Amen!"

"See! He is arriving, surrounded by clouds; and every eye shall see hi m—  yes, and those who pierced him.  And the nations will weep in sorrow and in terror when he comes. Yes! Amen! Let it be so!"  (Revelation 1: 5-7 TLB)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Jesus Christ broke the power of death. Alleluia!

Belief in the Resurrection to new life is the ultimate test of a true Christian.  How will you describe your faith in the Resurrection?

“But as to your real  question —whether or not there is a   resurrection  —  why, even the writings of Moses himself prove this. For when he describes how God appeared to him in the burning bush, he speaks of God as ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of  Jacob.’  To say that the Lord is some person’s God means that person is alive, not dead! So from God’s point of view, all men are  living.”   (Luke 20: 37 - 38 TLB)

"Jesus Christ broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News."
(2 Timothy 1:10 NLT)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

All things are Your servants gracious Father!

Please note carefully the attributes of our gracious Abba Father:  He owns everything in the world.  He gives wealth, honor and power to whomever He likes.  Nobody can make it otherwise.

"Yours is the mighty power and glory and victory and majesty. Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom."

"We adore you as being in control of everything.  Riches and honor come from you alone, and you are the ruler of all mankind; your hand controls power and might, and it is at your discretion that men are made great and given strength.  (1 Chronicles 29: 11 - 12 TLB)

Doesn’t it give you joy and peace to know this?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

God feeds on thanksgiving and praise

Being thankful in all circumstances is a great sacrifice that truly honors God.

"What I want from you is your true thanks; I want your promises fulfilled.   I want you to trust me in your times of trouble, so I can rescue you and you can give me glory."  (Psalm 50: 14 - 15 TLB)

"If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts."  (Psalm 95: 8 RM)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Your seeds of good deeds will become a tree of life

Do not bury your talents in the ground.

"Then why didn’t you deposit the money in the bank so that I could at least get some interest on it?’" (Luke 19: 23 TLB)

"You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you."    (John 15:16 AMP)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Jesus wants to be your guest today.

Great Mercy and Radical Conversion.

"And when Jesus reached the place, He looked up and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today. So he hurried and came down, and he received and welcomed Him joyfully."   (Luke 19:5-6 AMP)

"Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!”   Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham."   (Luke 19:8-9 NLT)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Lord let me see please!

“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”    (Luke 18:38 NLT)

“What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord,” he said, “I want to see!”   (Luke 18:41 NLT)

Lord Jesus,  let me see myself as You see me.  Let me see my neighbor as You see him.  Let me see the world as You see it.

Friday, November 13, 2015

My portion and inheritance are utterly secure

You are my inheritance, O Lord!

"LORD, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.   The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritance! I will bless the LORD who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me."

You are my inheritance, O Lord!

"I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.   No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety."  (Psalm salm 16:5-9 NLT)