Goodness and Greatness is Your Portion, in the Name of Jesus Christ

Walk. Walk, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Dear reader: I have a message for you today. It is time for you to walk. It is your time to rise and it is your time to shine for the Son of God’s sake, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”For we walk by faith, not by sight.”~2 Corinthians 5:7, English Standard Version~

~”Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”~Proverbs 3:5-6, English Standard Version~

Dear reader: In order for your light to shine for the King of Kings and Almighty God, you must be ready to surrender to Him, in the Name of Jesus Christ, in your current state of brokenness. The question is, are you ready to surrender? Will you trust God in the process?

Dear reader: God cannot use you if you are not broken. You must allow for the Spirit of God to break you so that the ministry that He uses you in is most effective and brings the most glory to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.

~”But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”~Matthew 6:33, King James Version~

~”For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”~Romans 14:17, English Standard Version~

Do you want to know of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ or do you want to know the Kingdom of Jesus Christ? 

The Kingdom of God that is found in Jesus Christ is life. The Kingdom of God that is found in Jesus Christ is peace. The Kingdom of God that is found in Jesus Christ is joy. The Kingdom of God that is found in Jesus Christ is all of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

~”For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”~Romans 8:6, King James Version~

These fruits of the Holy Spirit are pruned by God. These fruits of the Holy Spirit give birth to love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”~Galatians 5:22-23, New Living Translation~

Dear reader: Choose to give birth to love. Choose to give birth to joy. Choose to give birth to peace and all of the other fruits of the Holy Spirit of God, in the Name of Jesus Christ. The question is: Are you ready? Let us pray:

Dear God,

Thank You for each and every reader, who is reading this blog post. Thank You that each and every reader was ordered by their footsteps by Your hands so that he or she could read this Word of blessing. Speak to each reader about the purpose and plans that You have for his or her life. Guide each reader, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, into the destiny that You intended for each reader to attain and do not stop the birthing process of the destiny that You desire for he or she to walk into. Do not stop the birthing process until You say, “It is finished. Well done, my good and faithful servant!” I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you, dear reader! Grace and peace!

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This is the Father’s Love to Me, in the Name of Jesus Christ

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Dear reader: You may be reading this and wondering why I say, Amen. It is because God is good ALL OF THE TIME!! Amen.

God is good…..all of the time…..and Jesus is LORD!! Immanuel is my GOD and I give Him all of the glory, the honor, and the praise of which it is all due to Him. Amen.

You see, dear reader, if I did not praise God for who He is, then why should I be at peace? Why should I not believe in His resurrection power? Why should I not believe in the strength of Christ alone, my Cornerstone?

The strength of God is my strength. The peace of God is my peace. And His joy is mine. ALL MINE, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

I am His and He is mine, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

I have been through many MANY trials. From the aftermath of my parents’s divorce from childhood to losing friends to homelessness and gossip, God stood by me through it all. Through it all, His eyes were watching me. His hands were protecting me as well as angels.

~”No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue thatshall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”~Isaiah 54:17, King James Version~

Dear reader: God commands us to pray. God commands us to be watchful and vigilant too, because the devil is looking to steal your blessings.

~”The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”~John 10:10, English Standard Version~

For the past month, I have been out of a job. I called the prayer line for Joshua Media Ministries International (JMMI) and a kind prayer warrior prayed for me and for the LORD to provide for this need. God provided for me a job…..on the same day! Amen!

~”And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:19, New International Version~

I now work at a daycare. Serving the children is a joy and it brings me a great sigh of relief to be a wellspring of living waters and touch their lives with the love of Jesus Christ. Children need God. Children need Jesus. Children need to feel the rushing Wind of the Holy Spirit of God touch them with the Father’s love.

Yesterday, I did an art project with the children at the daycare. The project consisted of gluing tiny and colorful pieces of paper onto the shape of a cardboard person.

It was the bright colors of these tiny, pieces of paper that God used to speak to me. It made me think of the song, “Colors of the Wind,” a Disney song from my childhood days.

The colors of the Wind from the Holy Spirit of God spoke to me. This made me think to myself…..what a wonderful God that we serve!! Every child has an identity through every multifaceted color of the Holy Spirit’s rushing Wind. They fall afresh on them, like a dove, from His Holy Spirit. His Holy Spirit is pleased with these children!

Every child is special. Every child is precious in the eyes of God. He loves them VERY much!

~”Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”~Matthew 19:14, New International Version~

I now want to pray for children to know Jesus. Let us pray!:

Dear God,

Thank You that Your hands created children. Thank You for their precious heart beats. Thank You that You desire for every child to come into Your Kingdom and that You will not stop until You say, “It is finished!” I pray that any child, who is reading this blog post, will be encouraged to want to know more about Jesus. I pray that if the child does not have parents, who he or she can talk to about Jesus, that he or she will ask a trustworthy adult for the Truth because Your Word is the Truth. I pray that every parent, who is reading this blog post, will tell their children about the Gospel of Your beloved Son. May the child’s parents become God-fearing and God-honoring as they serve You humbly and wholeheartedly. I pray that every reader, whether he or she is a child or not, will enter into what is most important: You. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you, dear reader!

 

 

My Will is to Do His Will, in the Name of Jesus Christ

God bless you, dear reader!

As I am writing this article on my day off from work, I want to say this one simple word of encouragement to you: Amen.

That’s right. Amen. You may be reading this article and wondering why I say, Amen? It is because I wish to bless you and keep you. Amen. I wish for the Face of the LORD Jesus Christ to shine upon you, face to face. Amen. I wish for the hands of Abba Daddy to comfort you, in the midst of such grieving and troubling times.

“‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you;the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ‘~Numbers 6:24-26, New International Version~

I say, Amen, because it is a sign of grace. I say, Amen, because it brings me a great sigh of relief in this dark age. I say, Amen, because it brings the multitudes together. And I say, Amen because the Word of God is Power and it brings power to the weak so that the weak can say, “I can do all things, in the Name of Jesus Christ.”

Amen is a cry from the heart. Amen is from the deepest part of the soul that needs the healing fingerprints of God Almighty to touch its cracked and broken parts. Amen, dear reader, is the Word of encouragement that I wish to give you from the LORD today. 

Amen, dear reader is a sign. Amen is a sign of your deepest need for Jesus. 🙂

~”All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.”~Acts 2:42, New Living Translation~

Amen unifies. Amen blesses. Amen keeps you shining your light so that it keeps pressing on, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen brings you through the darkest storm of your life and into the rays of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus wants to heal you. Jesus wants to touch you. Jesus wants to to be in fellowship with His Heavenly Father: Do you want Jesus? 

Think about it. Jesus is the Center of the Message that the Gospel brings. Jesus is the Bread of Life that spreads multitudes of manna to empty hands. Amen.

~”Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”~John 6:35, New International Version~

Jesus is the Cup of Your portion that brings you healing, if you choose to drink from His Cup. If you drink from His cup, you get a wellspring of life that never ends. Amen.

Do you want a cup or do you want the Cup that ultimately satisfies? The choice is yours, although He freely gives of His Himself to you, dear reader.

Dear reader: Do you see past the tidal waves? Are you willing to walk on water with faith and trust that they won’t hurt you?

His will is for you to know Him. Walk on water. Keep your focus on His gaze and the tidal waves won’t even hurt you. Amen.

~”I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 3:14, New International Version~

Amen: Once you see God as He is and open up yourself and the blinders from the veil that keep you from seeing the Truth, then you have Jesus.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”~John 14:1-4, English Standard Version~

Jesus wants you. All of you, dear reader. Are you ready to prepare yourself a home for the habitation of His Holy Spirit within you?

Dear reader: Open up your heart. Open up your mind. Choose to surrender. 

As for me, my will is to do His will, in the Name of Jesus Christ. It is yours too, dear reader? 

Dear reader: Stay encouraged and press on. God bless you! 

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I Am Free Indeed, in the Name of Jesus Christ

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Thank You God. Thank You God for saving me, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

You may be wondering why I tell God, “Thank You!” It is because His Holy Spirit delivered me on New Year’s Eve 2018 up until New Year’s Day 2019.

~”The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”~2 Corinthians 10:4, New International Version~

For several years, I had been dealing with a mental stronghold. It is not my place to share what that mental stronghold was, but by the power of the Holy Spirit of God, the blood of Jesus Christ, and the mighty hands of Jehovah God, I am NOW free. I am free from this mental stronghold and it no longer holds me captive, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

By the stripes of the blood of Christ, I am free. By the wounds of Jesus, I am healed. My transgressions are forgiven and I am free. The, “old Sarah,” is in the past. The, “new Sarah,” has come into creation. I have given birth to goodness and mercy. Goodness and mercy are my double portion, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I am NOT condemned. I am free for whom MY DELIVERER has set me free is free indeed. I am free indeed, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”~John 8:36, New International Version~

~”But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”~Isaiah 53:5, King James Version~

~”Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.~Psalm 23:6, English Standard Version~

~”There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”~Romans 8:1, King James Version~

I took a leap of faith and went to the, “One Night with the King,” event at the end of December 2018. As the Holy Spirit of God was leading me, I did not feel led to tell anyone at first that I was going to the, “One Night with the King,” service because of the amount of persecution that I would have received before going to the service. I kept this a secret: between God the Father and myself, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I prayed and prayed and prayed and asked God, “Why LORD?” God told me to trust Him and go by faith and have no fear, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

And now, I write this blog post in order to testify of God’s goodness and mercy. I praise Him, in Jesus’ Name. I pray that this blog post blesses you and encourages you, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

At the services, I felt the power of the Holy Ghost rain latter rain and fire on me. I felt a new me emerging and my old self being disarmed. I FINALLY died to myself and the old me was crucified. I received healing and deliverance and I now have peace of God.

~”For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”~Philippians 1:21, New International Version~

I have been crucified in Christ, in the Name of Jesus Christ. The new has come and the old has gone. It is finished, in the Name of Jesus Christ. By His blood, I am healed.

~”I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”~Galatians 2:20, New International Version~

~”This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”~2 Corinthians 5:17, New Living Translation~

It was at the end of December and leading up to the New Year 2019 that God set me free. And by His goodness, I celebrated. On January 1, 2019, I celebrated and thanked for God for removing this mental stronghold from my life. I thanked God for going before me and sending His angels to move mountains on my behalf. Thank You God, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”~Matthew 17:20, English Standard Version~

I have more love. I have more power. And most importantly, I have a sound mind, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I am restored by the blood and stripes of Jesus Christ. By HIS STRIPES, I am healed.

2019 is going to be a different year. I believe this because every word from God never fails. I am a new creation in Christ. I walk in positivity and rebuke every word of negativity, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Negativity shall not have a portion over my life. I walk in the goodness and mercy that my Heavenly Father gave me and intended for me to walk, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”For no word from God will ever fail.”~Luke 1:37, New International Version~

I am received by Jehovah God. Immanuel is MY ALL, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

And that is why I thank God, in the Name of Jesus Christ. God bless you, dear reader. Thank you for reading my testimony!

~”For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”~2 Timothy 1:7, King James Version~

Walk on Water, in the Name of Jesus Christ

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Are you on the path of holiness? Are you on paths of righteousness, in the Name of Jesus Christ? Are you being led by the Holy Spirit of God to walk on the waters for His Name’s sake?

I can certainly say that while I am not perfect that I am holy because I strive towards holiness every day. I want to be holy like Christ. This is because I want to remain One with Christ just as Jesus and the Father are One, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”~1 Peter 1:16, New International Version~

For many months, I had been planning to come to Apostle David E. Taylor’s event, “One Night with the King,” in Michigan. This is because I was trusting, and praying, and believing in God for my miracle.

For the past several months, I faced spiritual warfare prior to coming to the event. Most of the spiritual warfare included financial limitations and lies from the enemy, Satan himself. 

Satan tried to convince me that I will not get my miracle. As I prayed, I was able to shut the mouth of the devil, in Jesus’ Name, and step out on faith and come to Michigan. I came to Michigan from Georgia by taking a leap of faith. It was by faith and not what was in front of me (the financial limitations and lies from Satan) that I was able to come to Michigan. I am here now, in the Name of Jesus Christ!….And ALL by His grace! 

~”for we walk by faith, not by sight.”~2 Corinthians 5:7, English Standard Version~

 I bought a plane ticket for this event the VERY last minute (like one month before the dates of the event—–November). I prayed. And prayed. And even called the prayer line for the ministry that is hosting the even (Joshua Media Ministries) MANY times. I even fasted during my long days at work during lunch. 

~”But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”~Matthew 6:17-18, New International Version~

My sacrifice unto the LORD God in prayer and fasting was not in vain. He saw my sacrifice as I made myself an offering unto Him, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.”~Romans 12:1, New Living Translation~

And God will also reward me for the multiple times that I fasted and prayed unto the LORD God in secret. This I know to be true because it says so in His Word.

~”That your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”~Matthew 6:18, English Standard Version~

So now it is that I am in Michigan. I return to Georgia at the beginning of the new year in 2019. I can’t wait to see the miracle that the LORD gives me at the, “One Night With the King,” event and to meet Apostle David E. Taylor! God is so good!! I praise Him right now that His Holy Spirit got me here, in the Name of Jesus Christ! 

I now want to pray for you, dear reader. What miracle are you hoping that the LORD will give you at the end of 2018? Let us pray!:

Dear God,

I want to thank You for your Son, Jesus Christ, I thank You that He died and shed His blood for each and every reader, who is reading this blog post. Thank You, O LORD God, for the miracle that You have predestined for each reader to receive. I pray that each reader will take a leap of faith that is ONLY found in Jesus Christ to receive their miracle. I pray that each reader will be blessed by the close of 2018 and that he or she will come enter into his or her Promised Land of miracles Spirit-filled with your goodness and your mercy. You are a good, good Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ. May each reader also walk on water like Peter did in the Bible when Jesus wanted him to trust in Him. I pray that every reader will have faith the size of a mustard seed so that he or she will know for sure that he or she will receive his or her miracle. I give you all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you!

The Inn of my Heart is Reserved for my Prince of Peace, in the Name of Jesus Christ

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

Dear reader: When you think of  Jesus Christ, what do you think of? Do you think of Him as the King of Kings? Do you think of Him as the LORD of LORDs

What other names come into your mind when you think of Jesus? For me, He is my Prince of Peace, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”~Isaiah 9:6, New Living Translation~

One of the reasons I call Jesus my Prince of Peace is because of the promise that He made to His disciples: He told them, “My peace I give you!”

~”Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”~John 14:27, New International Version~

The peace that Jesus Christ gave to His disciples was a gift from Him to them. He wanted them to have peace in Him. He wanted them to have peace through the Holy Spirit. They wanted them to have peace with Father God, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Peace in Jesus Christ allows me to cast all of my anxieties away. Peace in Jesus Christ allows me to fix my gaze on heavenly things. Peace in Jesus Christ allows me to have peace of God as I bow down the my Prince of Peace, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”~Philippians 2:10, 11, New Living Translation~

I bow down to my Prince of Peace. I love my Prince of Peace. I surrender all of my Prince of Peace, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

I let my Prince of Peace rule over my life. I let Him come in. I let Him enter into my heart, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

The inn of my heart is reserved for my Prince of Peace, in the Name of Jesus Christ. That is because there is room for Jesus to enter into the inn of my heart. I let Him come.

~”Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 4:6-7, New International Version~

As I let Him come in, anxiety flees. As I let Him come in, anger ceases. The war of my flesh gives into the Prince of Peace as I yield to His direction for my life.

And it is everyday that I die to myself and surrender all of my Prince of Peace. Do you?

Let us pray:

 

Dear God,
Thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You that You sent Jesus Christ to die for me on the cross of Calvary. Thank You that He is my Prince of Peace. I pray that every reader will trust in Jesus Christ to be their Prince of Peace today. I pray that they will surrender to the leading of Your Holy Spirit. I pray that they will develop such a love for Your Son, Jesus Christ, that they will call Him their Prince of Peace. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

God bless you, dear reader!

Heaven’s Heartbeat is Immanuel (“God With Us”), in the Name of Jesus Christ

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“God is Us,” is My Hope, in the Name of Jesus Christ

Immanuel——-“God with Us.”

Dear reader: Do you believe in, “Immanuel?” Do you believe that, “God with Us,” is, “God with Us?”

As the month of December comes to a close, consider the following: How close are you to God? Did you know that God is always with us?

Yes, dear reader. God is for you and was, is, and is to come: Immanuel!

~”Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”~Hebrews 13:5, New International Version~

Dear reader: Did you know that God put you into the world for a reason? For such a time is this that you are now reading this blog post. You are truly blessed, dear reader!

Dear reader: Do you believe that Jesus Christ is Immanuel? Do you believe that Jesus is God? Do you believe that Jesus is, “God with Us?”

These are all questions to ponder. The virgin, Mary pondered in her heart what the angel, Gabriel, showed her shortly before the birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

~”But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”~Luke 2:19, King James Version~

Dear reader: Do you ponder on the heavenly things of God? Do you have those moments in which you close your eyes and think of the deep, mysterious, and hidden things of God. Do you ponder them?

Dear reader: Jesus is God. Jesus is LORD. Jesus is Immanuel. Jesus is, “God with Us.”

I know that I can definitely say that Jesus is with me. That is because He is for me, as His chosen and beloved daughter.

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~”What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”~Romans 8:31, New International Version~

How can God not be with us? That is because, “God with Us,” is always with us, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

Dear reader, it does not matter what type of storm that you are going through: The hands of God that are the hands of Jesus will see you through your storm. All that you have to do is trust and obey in God: all of the time, for such a time is this.

~”Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.”~Dr. Charles Stanley, Life Principle Two~

For such a time is this for the Holy Spirit to lead you, by His feet, into the arms of Jesus. For such a time is this for Jesus to show you who is Father is. For such a time is this, for Father God to make things known unto you, dear reader, just as His Begotten Son, Jesus Christ makes the Father known unto you!

~””My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”~Matthew 11:27, New Living Translation~

Dear reader: Do you see what Jesus sees? Do you see through the eyes of Father God? Do you see through the eyes of Heaven’s Gates? Many are called, but few are chosen to be a people for, “God with Us,” is such a time is this.

~”But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”~Matthew 7:14, New International Version~

Dear reader: Are you ready to trust in Immanuel? Do you believe in, “God with Us?” Let us pray:

Dear God,

I know that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus Christ died for me on the cross of Calvary. I confess my sins to You and am ready for Your Son, Jesus Christ, to lead me for all of my days. Come into my heart and I will follow you forever.

Amen!

God bless you! 

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God is my Hope, in the Name of Jesus Christ

 

I Am Forgiven and I Am Loved by God, in the Name of Jesus Christ

“I forgive you.”~Me.

Dear reader: Have you ever forgiven someone? Did it take a lot of courage to do? Were you hesitant in taking this next step? I sure was when I was in the process of forgiving my ex-best friends from college.

~”For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”~Matthew 6:14-15, New International Version~

 Forgiveness is the heart of who my Heavenly Father is because He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus, to die for me on a cross. Forgiveness is the heart of who Jesus is because it is what He put on display at the cross. Forgiveness is evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit in and through me because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from a tomb. 

He is risen! Therefore, I can say these words: I am forgiven and I am loved by Almighty God.

I still remember that day. Me and my two ex-best friends got into an argument and I said a lot of things that were mean and hurtful to them of which I cannot take back. In return, they did a lot of mean and hurtful things back to me. There were moments in which I cried. I felt anger and I became VERY bitter. 

These feelings that I experienced were not of the Holy Spirit of God. I asked God to take them away from me.

~”And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”~Luke 22:41-42, King James Version~

I did not understand why I felt so sad. It is because God led me to a state of brokenness. This led me to repent. This was a process because I had to grieve the friendships that God took away from me. I had to trust this as a part of His greater plan for me.

~”Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”~2 Corinthians 7:10, New International Version~

About two months after the argument, I received a Birthday card in the mail from one of the ex-friends (not both of them). She made the words that were written in the card short and simple:

~”You are forgiven. You are loved.”~

I asked one of my friends, who God put in my life for a season, what she could have meant when she said that I am forgiven and loved? She told me that those were the words that Jesus told her to tell me.

Even Jesus said these words in the LORD’s Prayer:

~”and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.”~Matthew 6:12, New Living Translation~

A couple of months later, I returned from my missions trip to Japan. I let the will of God take control of my life as I was in a process of brokenness and surrender out of my pain.

My ex-friend from college sent me an email and apologized for what she did that hurt me. She told me that as God was leading her that we were only meant to be friends for a season and wished me well.

After I read the email, I felt sad and even cried. This was an email that I received just as I was in the process of transitioning from a two month missions trip from Japan and I felt deeply grieved. 

I then had a choice that I could make (this took many, many months for me to deal with.—–God got me through it). I could let go of this person, who I had no control over her decisions, or I could remain stuck in the past. I chose to let her go and let God (after many months later) and it felt good to yield to the will of God. I grieved the friendship that God allowed for me to loose as I trusted in His great plans for my life. 

I had to choose to live forgiven. I had to choose to live loved. I am forgiven and I am loved, by God’s grace. It was a choice that I had to make.

I eventually heard back from my other ex-friend too, and she told me in a text message that she wanted me to stop contacting her and told me that she would be the one who contacts me.

While I have not heard from this ex-friend since she told me this, I have decided to let her go too and let God even though it comes across to me that she lied to me and has not contacted me since then. I had to grieve this friendship that God allowed for me to loose and trust in His great plans of my life.

I even had to forgive them…..yep, forgive them because it is was Jesus did for me. But, I had to forgive myself first so that I can show others the forgiveness of Christ first. I laid my sins down at the foot of the cross.

 Knowing that I am forgiven and loved encourages me to press on. Knowing that I am forgiven and loved allows me to fix my gaze on the King of Kings and not on people (in this case, my ex-friends from college). Knowing that I am forgiven and loved frees me from the approval of others and allows me to enter into the Father’s love.

~”And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”~1 Corinthians 13:13, New International Version~

I am commanded by Jesus to love my ex-friends. Yes, I have to love them because it is what the King of my heart did for me. Jesus loved everybody: EVERYBODY. And all of us are sinners in need of the love of God.

~”We love because he first loved us.”~1 John 4:19, New International Version~

Now, just because I have forgiven and love my ex-friends from college, that does not mean that I agree with how they have treated me (their sins). In fact, I have let them go as I have forgiven and loved them where they are at. I know that Jesus loves them more and even better than I do.

I am forgiven. I am loved by my Savior.  And it does not matter what they think of me because He forgave me and loved me despite my past sins. I live by this Truth everyday.

Let us pray:

Dear God,

Thank You for the readers, who chose to read this blog post. I pray that it will free a reader, who is struggling with living forgiven and loved today. Let each reader know that he/she is forgiven and that he/she is loved by Jesus Christ today. I pray that each reader will remember the death and resurrection of Jesus as a daily reminder of who they are in Him. Let these three remain in each reader today: Your Faith, Your Hope, and Your Love. Your gift of salvation is the greatest gift of love that any human being can receive. I praise You for this truth and give You all of the glory, the honor,and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

God bless you!

 

God is My Oxygen (the Air I Breathe), in the Name of Jesus Christ

Father, Son, Holy Spirit: You are my Oxygen.

Dear reader: You may be reading this and wondering why I tell the Trinity (Three Persons in One) is my Oxygen? God is the Air that I breathe. Jesus provides me this Air that He wants me to breathe. After Jesus gives me His Oxygen, I breathe the Holy Spirit in and out.

~”So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”~Zechariah 4:6, New International Version~

Dear reader: Do you trust in Jesus Christ to be your Oxygen? He is like Oxygen in that He is the Divine Connection between God the Father and the Holy Spirit. In other words, Jesus is the Link between Abba Father and the Holy Spirit and He Alone is Oxygen.

He is my Oxygen, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I was listening to a song by the Christian group, Avalon, called, “Oxygen.” This song is what inspired me to write this blog post. One of the band members says this in reference to Jesus Christ in the song, “Oxygen”:

~”You are my oxygen

I breathe You in I breathe You out

You are my oxygen

You are my love You are what life’s about”~Avalon, Oxygen~

When one thinks about it, these lyrics are powerful. God is like Oxygen. Jesus is like Oxygen. The Holy Spirit is like Oxygen too. 

The Trinity is like Oxygen in that when one trusts in Jesus Christ to be His or her LORD and Savior, he or she begins breathing in Clean Air. This Clean Air is Pure Oxygen in that is the link between a follower of Christ’s relationship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit of God. You breathe in this Clean Air when you trust in Jesus Christ to be Your personal LORD and Savior. 

Dear reader: All that you have to do is call upon the Name of Jesus and you too will be saved.

~”If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”~Romans 10:9, New Living Translation~

Jesus becomes your Life when you become saved. This is because He is the Giver of abundant life. The Oxygen of Jesus Christ is the Giver and Provider of the abundant life that is found in having a relationship with God the Father.

The Holy Spirit of God is a Witness to one’s relationship with God the Father. He gives followers of Jesus Christ a Divine Connection to Jesus Christ and straight into Father God. He opens up your eyes and your ears to be attentive to His Word.

~”The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.”~Proverbs 20:12, English Standard Version~

God in Christ Jesus and through His Holy Spirit is Pure Oxygen. All you have to do, dear reader, is trust in Him and believe in His Holy Word.

Let us pray:

Dear God,

Thank You for each reader, who took the time to open up this blog post and read it. Thank You that Your hands are already opening up the eyes and ears of Your children to Your Word so that they can be more sensitive to what Your Holy Spirit is showing them and obey Your leading. I pray that each reader will trust and believe in Jesus Christ as their Oxygen. I pray that each reader will know and declare with conviction that He and You are One and that by the power of Your Holy Spirit that One can have a relationship with You. I pray that each reader will believe that You are God, in the Name of Jesus Christ. I speak blessings over each reader and good things to come ahead. I give You the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you, dear reader! May the LORD keep your face shining in Him today!

 

There is Power, in the Name of Jesus Christ

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In the beginning, there was You and You was there and You were always there.

O God: You was, and is, and is to come, since the beginning of time. I praise You for this amazing truth. You said in the beginning, “Let there be light,” and then, boom!! It happened. Thank You God for creating the earth, the heavens, the sun, the stars, and the moon, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

~”And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”~Genesis 1:3, New International Version~

Dear reader, it is amazing that God has always been since the beginning of time. You can call upon the name of the LORD in many different ways, such as King of Kings, Prince of Peace, Jehovah, Adonai, Yahweh, and many, many other names, and you will be saved!

~”If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”~Romans 10:9, New Living Translation~

Dear reader: all it takes is once. Yes. Once, and that’s all, as you call upon the name of the LORD Jesus to save you and your household. Jesus is mighty to save. There is power in the blood. There is power in the name of Jesus.

You are His, dear reader. You are His child. You are the apple of His eye. You are special in the eyes of Almighty God. You mean the MOST to Jehovah because Jehovah sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for your sins.

It was at the cross that Jesus Christ died for you, dear reader. It was at the hour that God forsake the face of Jesus Christ as He hung on the cross that His perfect plan for you, dear reader, was done. You can now say, “It is finished,” dear reader.

~”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”~John 3:16, King James Version~

It was at death that God knew that Victory was your outcome, dear reader. It was at His resurrection that you, dear reader, have a place in heaven and in the Lamb’s Book of Life with Your King of Kings.

 You are His Son. You are His Daughter. You are His witnesses, O Sons and Daughters.

~”All the nations gather together, and the peoples assemble. Who among them can declare this, and show us the former things? Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right, and let them hear and say, It is true. “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior. I declared and saved and proclaimed, when there was no strange god among you; and you are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and I am God.”~Isaiah 43:9-12, English Standard Version~

That’s right. You are His witnesses, dear readers. You are His most prized possessions. You are a chosen race. You are a holy nation. You are a royal priesthood. You are His, in the Name of Jesus Christ. 

~”But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”~1 Peter 2:9, English Standard Version~

You mean everything to God, dear reader. Let us pray!: 🙂 :

Dear God,

Thank You that You consider each reader to be special in Your eyes. Thank You that You have a plan for each reader and that it is great. I pray that the great plans that You have written in Your books will be fulfilled in the seen and temporal realm as each reader, who reads this blog post, places his or her trust in the unseen and eternal realm. Allow each reader to meditate and think upon Your goodness and mercy. Allow each reader to meditate and think upon whatsoever is just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise. Do not turn Your back or Your gaze away from each reader until Your hands complete the work that You ordained for each reader to achieve. May each reader claim this: that they are Sons and Daughters of You, O Most High God, and that there is power, in the Prince of Peace. Do not stop until You say, “It is finished! Well done, good and faithful servant!” I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen!

God bless you, dear reader. Praise the LORD right now!! 🙂