“Blessed”

 I hear so many people these days say; “Have a blessed day.” or “I feel blessed to be alive.” or “You are blessed.”  I have heard it so many times it would to go in one ear and out the other. But, as God guided me through Scripture through His Holy Spirit this word “blessed” took on a entirely different meaning. Especially, in Matthew 21:9 where it reads;

And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”  (ESV)

Who does Matthew say the crowd was talking about? Who does Matthew say is blessed? It Christ Jesus Himself!

The same Christ Jesus who less than a week later, after He rides a donkey into Jerusalem would endure a trial with much questioning and much horrific physical pain.

(Keep in mind He is called “blessed less than a week earlier.)

(Matthew 22)

  1. Jesus is questioned by the religious leaders about paying taxes.

(Matthew 22:15-22)

  1. Jesus is questioned about the resurrection.

(Matthew 22:23-33).

  1. Jesus is questioned about the great commandment.

(Matthew 22:34-40)

  1. Jesus ask the Pharisees questions (What do you think about the Christ?

and  “Whose Son is He?)

(Matthew 22:41-46)

  1. Jesus continues to do His Father’s will by teaching His followers.

(Matthew 23-25)

  1. Jesus is anointed with perfume; Judas agrees to betray Jesus, Jesus and His

disciples have the Last supper; Jesus tells Peter again that he will deny Him.

(Matthew 26:1-35)

  1. Jesus agonizes in the garden called Gethsemane in which Jesus tells His

disciples to stay awake and watch and pray with Him, yet three different

times Jesus finds them asleep.

(Matthew 26:36-46)

 

  1. Jesus is betrayed, arrested and all of His disciples forsook Him and fled.

(Matthew 26:47-50)

(Keep in mind He is called “blessed less than a week earlier.)

 

Note of importance!  Christ is now on His own, or so it appears. His close disciples have all fled! (God’s plan from the beginning!)

 

  1. Caiaphas questions Jesus, Caiaphas rips his clothing and accuses Jesus of

blasphemy. Then they spat in Jesus’ face, beat Him while others struck

Jesus with the palms of their hands while degrading Him by asking Him to

prophesy who is was that struck Him.

(Matthew 26:57-68)

  1. Peter denies Jesus 3 times as Jesus said he would.

(Matthew 26:69-75)

  1. Jesus is on trial before Pilate where he ask Jesus, “Are you the King of the

Jews?”  Jesus was silent and Pilate marveled greatly.

(Matthew 27:11-14)

  1. Jesus was handed over to be crucified and Pilate ask the crowd to choose

between Jesus and Barabbas as to he would let go. (They chose Barabbas

who was arrested for taking part in a rebellion against Rome.)

NOTE OF INTEREST – In is here in John 18:38 Pilate ask Jesu a very

interesting question. One we all should be asking! One we should be

seeking every second of every day, and that question is;

What is truth?

Jesus was scourged and delivered to be crucified.

(Matthew 27:15-26)

(Keep in mind He is called “blessed less than a week earlier.)

  1. A garrison of soldiers, about 200 men, stripped Jesus, clothed Him with a

scarlet robe and placed upon His head was a crown of thorns which the

soldiers twisted together, and He was led away to be crucified.

(Matthew 27:27-31)

(Keep in mind He is called “blessed less than a week earlier.)

  1. Jesus forced to carry His own crucifixion cross became physically unable

to carry it any farther due to the beating they had delivered to Him.

(Matthew 27:32-33)

  1. Jesus was nailed to the cross experiencing one of the most horrible ways to

die man has ever devised. Jesus’ garments were divided among them,

“They divided My garments among them,

And for My clothing they cast lots.”

(Matthew 27:35

(Yet He is called “blessed less than a week earlier in Matthew 27:9)

  1. Jesus hung on the cross in agonizing pain for (most believe) 6 hours before

He yielded up His spirit.

(Matthew 27:50)

 

Try to comprehend the horrible pain and suffering our

Savior, Christ Jesus went through hanging upon that cross, naked, beaten to

a pulp, nails in His hands/wrist and feet/ankles, while people openly mocked

Him as they starred upon Him-our SAVIOR!

 

The word blessed takes on a whole new meaning for me, (and I pray for you as

well,) when God’s Scripture is examined and the God’s truth is what we are seeking. So, the next time someone uses the word  “blessed,” I pray that we all consider what our Heaven Father means to be “blessed,” and what our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus did to be called “blessed.”  Christ Jesus always did His Father’s

will, always.  It must be the same for us.  In peace and love.

“He must increase but I must decrease.”

John 3:30

 

 

 

 

 

The Truth about the Coexist Bumper Sticker!

The Truth about the Coexist Bumper Sticker

the C with the star is the crescent moon symbol for Islam, (Islam comes first of course)
the O is the symbol for peace,
the E is the symbol for males/females,
the X is the star of David, symbol for Judaism,
the I is dotted with a Wiccan Pentangle,
the S is the symbol for the yin-yang or Confucianism,
the T is the symbol for Christianity, (Christianity comes LAST of course)

What does the Bumper sticker mean?
These bumper stickers teach that you do not have to accept Jesus as your only Savior. They teach that you can and should accept witchcraft and Islam to be EQUAL to Christianity. It is another effort to get everyone to accept Islam, witchcraft and the mark of the beast! It’s an effort to get all people to GO ALONG, to NOT offend, to accept anything and everything, to do what’s right in one’s own eyes!
These stickers reflect the mindset (forehead and right hand) of the people who have the mark of the beast, which is the badge of servitude to Islam and other antichrist spirits.

What the Holy Scriptures Say:
John 10:1 Verily, verily, (Truly, Truly) I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
:8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.
:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Muhammad, Buddha and Allah NEVER laid down their own life for you! Only Jesus loved you enough to go to the cross for you! JESUS Loves You! And so do i. Please repent and accept Jesus as Your Only Savior Today!

                                                                                                      In CHRIST JESUS

JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.

JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.

In John 14:6 Jesus said to His apostles; “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”.  Notice Jesus is not just “The Way,” but He is also The Truth and The Life.  He came so those who follow His commandments would know The Truth and their Lives would be changed by this revelation. Christ’s birth, life, suffering, horrible death, and beautiful resurrection came at a heavy price; Christ made the ultimate sacrifice for you.  This sacrifice wasn’t so we could just go on living in and of this world, but so we would be “called-out” of this world into a personal intimate relationship with Him….no one or anything else.  Christ did not call anyone to build a place to meet nor did He call anyone to be the leader of these places.  Christ calls us to Him and here we will find perfect rest, peace and joy.  John 15:11 reads, “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”

This world is not “Christ-like” and it is not interested in you finding this perfect “Joy” Jesus speaks of.  This world teaches just the opposite of what Christ Jesus taught.  Christ’s life, death and resurrection were necessary so He could be your Redeemer. Only Christ Jesus can redeem you before our Holy and Righteous God.  Christ Jesus loves you so much and He wants you to experience this “Joy” in this life and for all eternity.

This is done by seeking Him.  Start with a prayer of repentance and God will be there for you.  It’s not about attending a building, joining an organization, doing group Bible study.  It is all about you getting right with your heavenly Father and doing His will.  It is a relationship God has called us into through His Son Christ Jesus. There is no other way!  Come to Jesus and experience the beautiful love He has for you.  Only through Christ Jesus can you begin to be “set free” and live your life through Him.

We pray that you seek Christ Jesus and the peace, freedom and Joy He brings to those who are obedient to Him.

As you experience God’s beautiful creation each and every day, please do not forget to worship God our Creator above His created.  We must not take our eyes, ears and hearts off of HIM, the GREAT “I AM” in this short life as we focus on HIS eternal promises through HIS SON CHRIST JESUS.

GOD’S love for you through JESUS’ life cannot be overlooked. JESUS truly wants you to come to HIM and let HIM take care of the rest.  It is here, in CHRIST JESUS you will find the freedom that JESUS died for.  Not only does this affect the life you live now in this world, but your eternal resting place. Come to JESUS and be set free.

If you are still reading this, you are in our prayers and that this is no accident that you are being called to respond to GOD’S love that HE has for you through CHRIS JESUS!

Seek the LORD and HE will meet you in spirit and truth!

In CHRIST JESUS

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER!

Questions to Consider!

Brothers and Sisters in CHRIST,

I pray that your personal relationship with our FATHER is growing deeper and deeper each day through our LORD and SAVIOR CHRIST JESUS during these difficult times.

We have come to the truth that FATHER calls us out of this world and “man-made” ways to seek a personal relationship with HIM through HIS SON CHRIST JESUS.  It is not about going to a building, following the traditions of men, or following any man.  It is ALL about JESUS and JESUS ALONE.

Have you ever asked FATHER in prayer why HE created you and if you are living the life HE created you to live?

Are you worshipping FATHER in Heaven or the ruler of this fallen world?

We pray that you are not deceived as we once were. We beg you to please consider these most urgent questions. FATHER is not interested in our “good intentions!”  HE demands our obedience to HIM and HIM alone.

(2 Sam. 6:6-7 and 1Chron.13:10)

Jesus said in Luke 11:9-13,

And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly FATHER give the Holy Spirit to those who ask HIM!”

We cannot keep doing the things we have always done because our parents, grandparents and great grandparents always did them.  We are called to be obedient to GOD and not to man’s ways and traditions.

Jesus said in John 4:24,

“…you must worship in spirit and truth.”

Jesus also said in Mark 7:6-8,

“6 ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from ME.

7 And in vain they worship ME, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

8 For laying aside the commandment of GOD, you hold the tradition of men.”

Colossians 2:8 says,

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to CHRIST.”

If we do not seek the truth, we will live the lies of this fallen world.

 

In Luke 9:23 JESUS said,

 “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow ME.”

This is a serious demand that calls everyone who wants to follow JESUS to die to himself, be willing to die for CHRIST, and follow JESUS wherever and whenever the Holy Spirit calls.

You are in our prayers that you too will discover the freedom that JESUS promises in John 8:32 when HE said,

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

In John 14:6 JESUS said to Thomas,

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through ME.”  

May JESUS be your light in this dark and fallen world,

 

In CHRIST JESUS,

Abortion in the U.S.

While the recent loss  of life from the covid-19 virus has taken the lives of many people and will continue to cause havoc in our country as well as across the world let us not forget what else is taking place with a much greater number of us each and every day. Abortions, which are legal in our country, took the lives of an estimated 876,000 innocent souls. That is an average of 2,400 living babies each and every day! Let us not turn away from those suffering today and their families from this recent covid-19 virus, but let us also not forget about the thousands of helpless children who are slaughtered each and every day in our country. We must quit playing GOD!

 

 

ANNUAL ABORTION STATISTICS

  • Based on available state-level data, approximately 876,000 abortionstook place in the United States in 2018.
  • According to the Guttmacher Institute, an estimated 862,320 abortionstook place in the United States in 2017—down from 926,240 in 2014. Guttmacher’s selected annual abortion estimates for the last 20+ years are listed below:
2017 2014 2011 2008 2005 2002 2000 1996
862,320 926,240 1,060,000 1,210,000 1,210,000 1,290,000 1,310,000 1,360,000
  • Based on available state-level data, approximately 890,000 abortionstook place in the United States in 2016—down from approximately 913,000 abortions in 2015.
  • In 2017, approximately 18% of U.S. pregnancies (excluding spontaneous miscarriages) ended in abortion.1.

 

https://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/

 

Repent and seek to CHRIST JESUS!

HOMEWORK FOR ALL!

HOMEWORK FOR ALL!

Every high school history/civil teacher in the United States should require their students to read the U.S. government’s almost 900 page stimulus package in response to coronavirus pandemic for homework while on this little hiatus. Those of you at home should read it as well. It is here we see where the men and women of this corrupt government’s concerns are, taking care of themselves. Wake-up America and see that this corruption has slowly corroded our morals and values and we are no more a “Christian” country than any other country in this fallen world.

Repent and seek CHRIST JESUS!  It is here and only here you will find the truth, peace and joy.

2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

WHERE IS YOUR FOCUS?

WHERE IS YOUR FOCUS?

A little less than a year ago our region (SW Ohio) was devastated by a category 4 tornado that had us huddled in our basements taking cover as the sirens screamed. Few lives were lost, but in many, the emotional damage still lingers and the physical damage is still very evident.

Here we are less than 10 months later and something far worse has hit not only our area but the entire world. Something invisible! Something no one can see with the naked eye and something far worse than anything most of us living have never experienced before. An invisible virus that has most of the world hunkered down in their homes in an attempt to slow down the spread of this devastating evil. That’s right – evil, straight from Satan himself!

Satan has the masses in a defensive mode, while CHRIST JESUS calls us to be on the offensive! Satan has millions in fear, while CHRIST JESUS says, “fear not. ”This current situation is just that, current! There are more devastating events to come! With this in mind, the big question is; how are you as an individual reacting to this current situation?

Question? Where is your focus? Is it on the here and now, or on your eternal destination? I would venture to say that the majority of the world’s population will make it through this current devastating situation. Many, after this current situation will go on with their lives as if nothing happened. But, my friend more is coming sooner than later and you can be sure that what is to come will not be pleasant by any means of one’s imagination.

The truth of the matter is that we all are going to leave this physical world and return to our Heavenly FATHER one day. (Job 1:21) It is not about our “physical” being, but about our “spiritual” being that will live for an eternity. Are you putting your trust in our Heavenly FATHER during these times or do you trust that our man-made government is going to save you? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no government made-up of men and women, who are not seeking FATHER’S will, is going to lead you toward our Heavenly FATHER.

Only CHRIST JESUS can and will save you from the spiritual decay we have been experiencing since CHRIST JESUS walked this earth. Any fix any government comes up with is only a temporary fix. What about the next disaster if you make it through this one? (I will not go into the devastation this is going to have on our economy for years to come as our debt continues to sky-rocket out of control.) Our “man-made” government is not going to continue as it is currently operating! No amount of stored food, or money or how much toilet paper you have in reserves is going to save you from what is to come.

Only CHRIST JESUS can get you through this and HE is only a prayer away! Drop upon your knees, repent and seek HIM!

CHRIST JESUS lived, died a horrible death, and was resurrected from the grave so you and I could trust in HIM in this fallen world, not worry about current situations, and so we could spend an eternity with HIM. Seek a relationship with HIM and HE will comfort you in these perilous times. CHRIST JESUS defeated death and has promised HIS followers peace and joy. It is through CHRIST JESUS that we begin to see this physical world as it really is. It is through CHRIST JESUS that we begin to see the truth in a physical world that is full of lies and deceit. It is through CHRIST JESUS that we are blessed with HIS own HOLY SPIRIT. The same HOLY SPIRIT that HE promised and breathed into HIS disciples after HIS resurrection. (John 20: 21-23)

I pray you will consider the importance of your relationship with CHRIST JESUS and turn to HIM before it is too late. CHRIST loves you and is coming back for HIS own people. What a beautiful and glorious day this will be.

 

“Do not fear”

 

P.S. It is not about attending a building, saying a prayer, or giving your money away. It is about developing a “personal” relationship with our Heavenly FATHER through CHRIST JESUS! Let go and let CHRIST take care of you.

In peace and love,

in CHRIST JESUS