Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Contractual Obligations

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Contractual Obligations

And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28: 2

 Here is the question, do you expect to receive the blessing of the Lord? "IF" you obey the Lord do you expect Him to fulfill his promises?  

Let me give you my interpretation of this verse.  
I, God in a written contract, contractually obligate myself to fulfill the terms of this agreement. Stated as such; If you obey me, I will bless you in the following ways.   (The ways are written in Deuteronomy 28:1-14

If you are not being blessed by God, there is only one reason why not. You are not in obedience to God. This contract does not say you will be without trials and conflicts it says He will bless you if you obey Him.  
 
Do you not receive because you do not believe? Do you not receive because you do not trust Him? What is holding you back from receiving what he has contractually obligated Himself to do? Do you understand? "These blessing will overtake you." The way it is written is almost as if the writer is saying, these blessings are going to attack you.  

As for me, I want "all these blessings, " and all I have to do is "obey  the voice of the Lord."
I pledge from this day forward to open my ears that I may hear the voice of the lord. open my heart that I can receive everything he has for me. 

 

 
 

Leia Mais…

Monday, February 20, 2017

Something to think about.
If
2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28:2 

15 "But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you. Deuteronomy 28: 15

You will live out one of these two verses. You will be blessed or cursed depending on the "If." Notice it is not optional, blessings or curses will overtake you. You know people that have been blessed, and you know people who have been cursed. If you can look beyond the portrayed facade, you will find these verses lived out in astonishing clarity. 

Leia Mais…

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Seek the Lord

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 Seek the Lord

“Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7 NKJV

 God is calling to you. He is doing all He can short of taking away your free will. For you to turn from your wicked ways and be saved. The principal part of these verses is "while He may be found". If you turn from your wicked ways and repent, God will be gracious in mercy and forgive you.
 
There will come a time in your life when God will stop calling, wooing you. His call for you to repent is not life long. There is a moment when God will leave you to your own devices, leave you to your own righteousness. Then when your time comes to stand before God, you will only have your righteousness to justify yourself before a perfect God. He will judge you by His perfect standard, do you really want to do that?  

Leia Mais…

Friday, February 17, 2017

Glory and Honor

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Glory and Honor

“"Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."” Revelation 4:11 ESV

Glorify, honor, recognize and acknowledge God for what He has already done. What has He done? He created you He gave you life. The purpose of His creating you was and is so He can love you. By His will, everything in creation was created. He is worthy of glory, and honor and power just because He has always existed.  

Leia Mais…

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Isolated

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Isolated

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews13:5 
, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”Matthew 28:20

These along with other Bible verses assure us that God will be with us always that He will never leave us or abandon us.  Are you aware this only applies to believers?  The favor and presence of God do not accompany or commune with the unbeliever.  What we enjoy and sometimes take for granted is not something the rest of the world experiences.

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.1 John 4:4 (ESV)

The spirit of God only abides in those who are children of God. Do you remember the loneliness, emptiness,  and isolation you live with, without God?  Do you remember how hopeless you were when you faced the mountains of life in the isolation of self? If you are a Christian, celebrate the Spirit of God in you but recognize the utter aloneness that the world experiences without God's Spirit in them. People are empty, alone, and hopeless, and they don't even know it. They are as we were empty, isolated and secluded. "Feed my sheep" means to introduce them to Christ that they would invite the Spirit of the Lord to come into their lives, that they would be lonely no more. So, that they may overcome him who is in the world, and that they may be made complete in Christ. Let our former selves motivate us to share the new life that is in us with those who are lost, friendless and alone. 


Leia Mais…

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Certainty

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 Certainty 

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

When you're tired, spent, worried, weary when you are carrying the world on your shoulders.  When life seems to be and endless burden. When hopelessness is the rule of the day. When you are entirely alone. The love of God is still in full bloom over your life. The love of God will always be yours, there is no power or occurrence that can keep God from loving you. The knowledge of Gods love will carry you through any circumstance. God will never fail you. His love will sustain you when everything and or person has left you He will love you and uphold you. 

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Risen

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Risen

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew  28: 5-6 

"He is risen," spoken by an angel of God defines the destiny of humanity. This man Jesus died. Not an uncommon occurrence, as a matter of fact, is is a very common occurrence it will happen to everyone of us.  What is unique is that He was brought back to life. His resurrection and the power of God that resurrected Him sets Him apart from every other person that has ever lived.  His life and ministry took on a whole new meaning because He became the first to come into a new life. Do you understand, without the resurrection, Jesus would probably have been lost and forgotten in the pages of history? After his crucifixion, all of His apostles were in hiding in fear for their lives. Without the resurection, they all would have scattered and disappeared. Without this event, we would have nothing to believe in. But since it did happen it changes everything even our very lives. "He is Risen" are the most important words ever spoken.

Leia Mais…