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Praise God Jesus Has RISEN

Posted on April 3, 2021 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (16)

Because we had all gone astray as lost sheep Jesus was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4 KJV)

It is time for us to wake up out of our slumber and sleep to see that God is calling us today.  We need to humble ouselves, turn from our wicked ways, seek his face, and repent.  He has promised in his word that when we do this he will hear from heaven and he...

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There Is Hope During This Season of Coronavirus

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 12:43 PM Comments comments (2)
Praise God for mercy; He continues to call us out of this world and back into his grace.  It is during this season that we are finally realizing that we need God's mercy and grace to make it thru, and that we can not rely on our limited abilities.  Praise Jesus, He has sat the whole world still so they can hear him, and yet he still made provisions to meet our needs.  It is unfortunate that there are casualties during spiritual battles, but praise God we who are still alive have an opportunity to repent, turn back to our heavenly father, and seek his son, "Jesus",  for the true value of life.  Praise God that  we are not defined by man's eyes, but God's heart.  Let this season perform its perfect work; turn away from our wicked ways and back to Jesus.  In Jesus we have all that we need and more.

Matthew 6:33 (King James Version)

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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An Opportunity For Growth

Posted on April 18, 2020 at 5:04 PM Comments comments (0)
Praise God Everyone,

This pandemic is an opportunity to grow closer to the Lord. God has his way of sitting us still so that we can see and hear him as he makes His will known to us. Take this opportunity to examine your relationship with Him; to seek Him for understanding, direction, and rest. Rest knowing that he is in control of all things good and evil. He said he will never leave you nor forsake you, and that he will supply your every need according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. When you consider your life, all that you had, have, and will have comes from Jesus alone and not of yourselves. As we go thru, do so trusting and resting in Christ knowing that your life was bought by his blood on a tree he made his throne of grace. ALL FOR YOU.

Praise God for this opportunity to grow in Grace!!!!!
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Jesus Is The Only Answer To The Coronavirus

Posted on March 31, 2020 at 1:51 PM Comments comments (1)
If you are afraid, confused, or feel lost about where your life is at this moment, or where it is going due to the coronavirus.  Let me assure you that Jesus is the only answer to your concerns.   We have turned our backs on God, and have decided to live in the vanity of our minds.  Doing what we want, how we want, contrary to his word.  Romans 1:25 speaks specifically to how we got here.  If we really want to overcome the Coronavirus, we MUST do exactly what God commands in
2 Chronicles 7:14, repent, humble ourselves, and seek his face.  Then watch God move.

Romans 1
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

2 Chronicles
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

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Coronavirus Fears

Posted on March 13, 2020 at 11:46 AM Comments comments (0)
So many live in fear of the unknown, when instead they should seek after the one who knows all thing so that they may not live in fear.  The last response that should never enter the mind of Christians is to muffle the word of God by closing churches.  Instead scream to the ends of the earth the words of God in

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.

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God Where Are You

Posted on February 8, 2020 at 1:08 PM Comments comments (3)
To often when the trials come we tend to question if God is present with us, and if so why does he not save us from the trial or tribulation.  The fact is he is always with us.  He is the beauty in the madness that brings us peace and joy.  We need not to look upon the situation and ask God why are we here, instead we should ask what am I to learn from this experience so that I may grow in the knowledge and grace of God.  When we focus our eyes on Christ as the apostle Peter as he walked on the water, it is then we can be victorious and overcome.  Praise God he is not as man that he changes with the wind, but a strong tower that feels for us so deeply that his ears are open to our cries and he answers even when we are disobedient.  Praise him.
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Identity Series 1 Who We Are

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (7)
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Your Testimony - Help Someone By Sharing

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 4:38 PM Comments comments (4)
Please take this opportunity to help someone by proving an experience in your life where God's love was revealed to you.  Please provide as much detail of your experience as you feel comfortable giving.  God's word teaches us that we overcome our adversary the devil by the blood of the Lamb and our testimony.  Your testimony will help someone to overcome the trials of this life.

Revelations 12:10-11 (King James Version)
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
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Lord Please Help US

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 7:06 PM Comments comments (6)
Father in the name of Jesus, please hear our humble prayer.  By your design we are created in Love to love, and seek you for all things.  But we have gone astray to do our own will, which is to lust after flesh, gain material things of no true value, and lie to deceive and thereby steal that which belongs to another.  We strive for things having no honor.  By doing this we have turned your precious creation into something of disgust.  Father please forgive us our sins in the name of Jesus, because you deserve better from us, as you faithfully demonstrate your love toward us as we demonstrate a lack for love towards you.  Please Father, close my eyes and my ears so that I can only see and hear the truth that is in you, and run towards you.  I desire to be a vessel of use for your will.  Please turn me around and place my feet in the direction I should go. Amen.
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Fear Has No Place Here

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (14)
Who knows what will be of tomorrow when today offers death, destruction, and rumors of wars.  As you look around it appears that we are all prisoners of our own will and lusts, having no order or consciousness of right or wrong.   It's no wondering why we are so afraid.  God has not left us; we've chosen to serve a different master.  His name is Satin, and for this reason we should be afraid.  Our only hope is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14.  NOW is the time to run into the arms of our Father God and his Son Jesus, there we will find Love, Mercy, Grace, and Peace.

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."  

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