Free Untouched Gifts

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It saddens me how people get extremely caught up in the Christmas holiday and make it all about giving and receiving gifts. Most people don’t even know where the idea of Christmas came from. Nowhere in the Bible does it says Christ was born on Christmas day. It gave a time reference to the approximate season of the year, but not the actual date. Most people never acknowledge it as His birth anyways.

Christmas is actually a pagan celebration, which has nothing to do with God. In Jeremiah 10: 3-4 is talking about idolatry. Sounds familiar doesn’t it (decorating the tree, etc)? Although the season is supposed to be about Jesus, why do people make it about everything else, other than, Jesus?

I can’t lie or deny; for many years I celebrated Christmas, but when I knew better I did better. I still enjoy the season, because a lot of people seem to be better people doing this time of the year. They turn into people they should be all year long.

I think about the hustle and bustle of people and how they are willing to go into debt or at least extend their budgets to purchase gifts. I want to remind all of the people who profess Christ in their lives the most important Gifts they could possess they can’t be bought with a price. In fact they are free, because Jesus paved the way and paid the price so that we may have these beautiful Gifts.

The Gifts I’m referencing are the Gifts of the Spirit. If you don’t know what they are, please take some time and study this for yourself and get in down in your hearts. These gifts are priceless. Many haven’t even attempted to tap into these Gifts. Therefore they are untouched. This is one reason people possess no spiritual power! They haven’t tapped into their Spiritual Gifts through the Holy Spirit.

Jesus gave us power of the Holy Spirit which is for all who believe and choose Him. We must pray and activate the gifts within us through the Holy Spirit. Tap into your Gifts of the spirit, unwrap them, and then activate the power Jesus has given you! People can’t do the work of God if they don’t possess the power they need. It is why we don’t see healings, rebuking of demons, working of miracles, etc. etc. Many don’t believe they can do these things when Jesus says we can.

This is simply a little food for thought. Be Blessed, keep on the complete Armor, keep your hearts and minds on Jesus, always be a Warrior for Christ, “walk by faith and NOT by sight,” and remember “faith without works is d-e-a-d.” Love ya!

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Stop Trying to Make God What He Isn’t

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Many people try to label Jesus everything other than what and who He really is to us. Jesus is the Son of God who was given to us by God the Father. He was God’s only begotten Son who died for our sins. He’s everything! He’s love, peace, and joy! He died for our sins so we don’t have to die, but unfortunately many are still on a road of death and damnation due to their choices.

There are many who try to make Him things He is not and has no part in or of. People want to do everything they want to do even when it’s wrong and still claim they are living for the Lord. He’s the Author of Peace not drama, chaos, or confusion. He’s love NOT hate, hate has no part of Him. He’s peace and joy NOT unhappiness, worry, doubt, etc. He’s everything that’s good and holy and acceptable to the Father. He’s not the many things some of us try to make Him to be to appease self.

In these days and times people want to label Jesus as things He’s simply not! They do things and throw the name Jesus in it and think by this it makes it right. Not so! People want to do any and everything out of order, yet they think by putting the name Jesus in the mix it gives them a pass. Not so! People think it’s okay to do whatever they want and then add a little Jesus in it to make it valid. It does not!

In my opinion it’s because people don’t want to give up their ways or the ways of this world. They want to pick and choose what they to consider as holy and righteous. They act this way in front of one person, that way in front of another, and so on. As I’ve written and said many times before this will get a person nowhere, but a ticket to hell.

If a person is going to be a true Saint of God, be a Saint. It’s either that or the other choice, those are the ONLY two options. The sometimes Saint won’t EVER get you into the “Glory land!” The sad part is if people die while they are in the midst of being “lukewarm” hell will be their eternal home.

One thing for sure is as true Saints we must keep our hearts and minds stayed on Jesus. We must walk daily by faith and NOT by sight! We must without a doubt believe Jesus is who He say He is and that He is the Son of God. We must decrease so He can increase in us. Until a person completely surrenders there is no place in Heaven for them! It sounds harsh, but it’s better to sound harsh now, receive it and change; then to die and live the realization of hell.

Standing on Your own Oftentimes Means Standing Alone

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I wanted to encourage someone this morning who may be going through their moments of feeling alone. I realize for some it seems like a lifetime, but I’m here to tell you you’re not alone, there are many people who feel like you. I’ve been there myself time and time again. However, for me I know who stands with me through it all. I know to the natural eye I look alone and if a person is caught up in that, they will feel alone. I know I’m never alone because spiritually I’m always surrounded my God’s love. I know the Holy Spirit is there as my comforter and my guide. It’s hard for a lot of people to comprehend and really I don’t expect them too, especially if they aren’t on that type of spiritual level.

Remember, no matter what you’re going through do NOT lean to your own understanding. No matter what it look or feel like do NOT lean to your own understanding. Trust Jesus to be exactly who He say He is, and when the going gets tough; keep right on praying, trusting, and believing! We wasn’t put on this earth to have a peaches and cream day everyday. We are going to have some hard times. During those times hold fast and strong to your faith in God and in yourself!

I’ve been different all of my life, I’ve felt an outcast all of my life in many situations to include work, church, family, and friends. I love all people, but all people don’t love me. I honestly don’t care who it is I have NEVER ever allowed it to hinder me or cause me any form of stagnation. I haven’t always been as close to Jesus the Son and God the Father as I am now, but even when I wasn’t and was too immature to know it; He had me covered! He kept me time and time again! Through my darkness times, He was there for me, loving me, and keeping me strong EVEN when I didn’t know it was Him.

If I was the type of person who relied on others for my joy, peace, and happiness I would have given up a long time ago. Thank God Almighty He made me the way He did. I thank Him for given me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding even when I didn’t know what it was He had given me. I only sensed being different.

I’ve been around people from all walks of life both in country and out of country, yet I’ve never been one to conform to others to be a part of the group. If you like me fine, if you don’t fine. I don’t give anyone or anything the power to cause me pain and suffering. I know exactly how to let go and let God work it out for me. Trust and believe I’ve gone through enough to be angry and full of pain, but thank God Almighty at an early age I had this something inside of me that kept and made me strong.

To anyone who may need this on today, stand tall and know that NO MATTER what you’re going through you’re NEVER alone. If being alone is what you’re focused on and if it’s what’s always on your mind you will most definitely begin to feel some kind of negative way about it. It will cause other issues for you, issues you don’t need.

I think it’s VERY important people do not lean and depend on others to a point of breakdown if the support isn’t there. Individually we must learn to stand on our own and believe in self. There will be many let downs by others. There will be many days we aren’t supported by others. If we don’t allow others to dictate our happiness, joy, peace, then they certainly can’t take it from us!! Stand, EVEN IF IT SEEMS YOU’RE STANDING ALONE!

Mixing and Mingling

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I know lately I’ve been writing a lot about choosing death or hell as our eternal home. The reason I am constantly writing about this is because it is a personal choice and many people freely are choosing their eternal home as hell. No one has to make this choice yet millions are when they choose NOT to stop doing what they are doing.

As always many of my posts are about people who are professing to be true Saints of Gods and those who really are. If you don’t believe it is your choice, I’m really not here to convince anyone otherwise. I’m only trying to remind people of the way to the Father is through the Son. Those who are sincere in their walks understands the many posts I’ve been writing, because as a Saint of God it is our duty to keep trying to reach as many people who will receive. It is our duty to play our parts.

My greatest sorrow is to know people are losing their souls to gain the world when it has nothing to offer other than death. I know it seems fun and full of glitz and glamour, but at the end of the road there isn’t a rainbow; instead death awaits. Everyone chose what they choose, but most don’t understand the detrimental consequences of their choices. I’m not trying to frightened anyone, I’m simply telling you the truth according to the Word of God.

People constantly talk of being judged and of not being perfect, yet in the end neither will be used as a get out of hell free card. No sir, no madam; it doesn’t work that way. Every opportunity we get to live is another beautiful day to choose eternal life!

As true Saints of God we unequivocally can’t mix and mingle with the ways of the world and think it’s okay, it is NOT! The Bible tells us we must separate ourselves. All of this bringing the world into the churches of today to reach youngsters is a crock of lies! You talking about excuses that’s all it is, no way in the world is the mess going on in churches today alright or right period!! People are falling for any and everything, because they aren’t standing for nothing! They are as I always say; like leaves in the wind. They go with whatever sounds or feels right to them at the time.

There is so much mess in churches today, people aren’t understanding, because instead of seeking understanding they are too busy being a part of the mess going on! They would rather be a party to the mess rather than to stand against it. This is why it’s very important people read, know, understand, and live by the Word of God for self! People aren’t getting what they need in churches today, because too many of the churches have brought the world to their sanctuaries. People aren’t seeing any difference between the world and the churches. This isn’t the will of God. Jesus doesn’t conform to the ways of the world or to people. We are to conform to Jesus and His ways! No matter how much people proclaim Jesus or put His name to a song, in their sermons, etc, if you’re doing things against Him, then you’re against the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!

I don’t care how double minded a person is ANY day someone gets to see is a day to straighten up and get it right! If they continue to do what they do, they may very well lose their soul. This would be very sad!

We must be different, no way on this earth can we choose Jesus and live for Him yet be the same! No way, it’s impossible! We should become peculiar people, because we are supposed to be new creatures. When people willfully want to mix and mingle with the world it’s clear they aren’t sincere in their walk. They are strong in their talk, but weak in their walk! I don’t care how much they proclaim to be sincere they aren’t. People must want to change, when a person really wants to change they will. When a person really changes, their ways will change. Once you’re truly living for Jesus you don’t want any parts of the world any longer. If you do you must check yourself!!

Please stop playing games with your lives before it’s too late!!

To be a new Creature you Must let Things go

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There is absolutely no way around it. To become new in Christ, you must be willing to give up this world. The first step is accepting Jesus as your personal Savior (Romans 10:9), then you must seek Him in all you do and allow the Holy Spirit to lead so you can grow. We must seek after Him day and night. Our minds and hearts must be renewed daily.

Many people want to profess and proclaim they are about Jesus the Son and God the Father. However, their walk tells the whole truth. No one and I do mean no one can serve both Jesus and the adversary, the devil. The problem is many are trying to do this very thing! They turn on their holiness when they know certain people are watching or when they’re around certain people (church, etc), yet outside of it they live any kind of way. They still party, curse like they know no other way to speak, addicted to all kinds of sins of the flesh (sex, drugs, alcohols, etc), fornicating, committing adultery, killing, stealing, etc. They do all of these things and a host of others. Yet they pretend to be in love with Jesus. According to the Word of God, it’s impossible to love Him if you’re doing these things!

When you’re truly in love with Jesus you will live what you profess. Everyday of a person’s life, if they love Jesus they will strive daily to walk in holiness. It’s not about us, it’s all about allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in the way we should go. It’s all about submitting and committing to Jesus.

Those of us who are truly living for Jesus Christ become new creatures. Everything about us changes. When the devil try to attack we know through the Holy Spirit how to stand firm and tall against his tricks. We get flashes of our pasts even though we are forgiven. I believe it’s a reminder of what we came from and not to go back to. We get thoughts, but we know any thought against the flesh is against Jesus the Son, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, therefore we quickly put away any foolishness.

I say these things because we are still flesh and bone. If I say nothing ever rises against our flesh, I would be lying. It does, but the difference is as a true Saint of God we dismiss those things. We do not fall subject to those things. Although we are human flesh and bones in this natural body, we have to walk with and in the Spirit, there’s no other way we can make it. Living for Jesus is as easy as anything else. The deeper you go, the stronger and more powerful you become. Jesus gave us power to do things, we must believe it and activate the power within us through the Holy Spirit. This walk isn’t something you pick up and put down at will. You must walk it every single day, all day. Your mind and heart must be about the business of Jesus the Son and God the Father.

We can’t be double minded, because there is no place in God’s Kingdom for double minded people. We must give up our old ways and become new in all of our ways. This sometimes mean letting go of certain people in our lives. I’m not saying we don’t love, but I am saying, if they choose the world, we can’t put ourselves in predicaments causing us to falter or fall. Therefore we have to let them go so they don’t put stumbling blocks and obstacles in our way.

As true Saints of God, the irrefutable truth is we must let go the things of the world. In these times people will love the world more than they do God. The Bible says we shouldn’t love the things of the world. This is why it’s so hard for people to submit and commit to Jesus. They are lovers of this world. No matter if the consequences are death, many still choose the ways of the world. Honestly, my belief is if people TRULY believed they would choose Jesus. They wouldn’t play or pretend, they would undoubtedly choose Jesus. If they really believed in Heaven and hell, they would choose Jesus.

It’s all about choices, people will choose what they love the most. No matter in their minds if they believe they love Jesus, if they flip flop, then they DON’T really love Jesus. Don’t be mad at me, be mad at yourself for your choices. I didn’t make it up, it’s in the Word. You’re either for Him or against Him, there’s no in between. There’s no I’m for Him today, but later on this afternoon, I’m doing me. No it doesn’t work this way. This is a flip flopper, a double minded person. Bottom line, these types of people don’t REALLY love Jesus and they certainly aren’t living for Him. I’m not trying to judge anyone, I’m trying to help people with the unadulterated truth. Time out for watering down and sugarcoating!

Something I saw on social media yesterday I want to write about. There was a picture of people in church and then a picture of people doing other things. The caption said; it’s going to be something when the ones you think will be in Heaven will be in hell and those you think will be in Hell will be in Heaven. This is my opinion; man is looking through the natural eye. They see what people portray to them and they take it as gospel. Although a person may sit in church Sunday after Sunday, may be some form of a church leader, or whatever they claim, etc, etc, it means absolutely nothing. They may or may not living the life. They know if they are and they know if they aren’t; it isn’t a surprise to them. Those who truly are living according to God’s Word will make it others will not. Acting Holy and living true Holiness are two different things. Those who were doing worldly things (whether they go to church or not), will absolutely go to hell IF they do not change their ways. The choice is ours to make, point blank, and the end!!!

Is Your Living in Vain

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Many people are claiming to love Jesus so much, yet clearly don’t have their priorities straight. As I’ve mentioned many times before, there is nothing wrong with material possessions as long as you’re not possessed and obsessed by those things. There is nothing wrong with material prosperity as long as your main focus is spiritual prosperity! Everything you obtain will mean nothing in the end. All of the treasures we lay up on this earth will be left and used by someone else.

People are so into trying to obtain fame and fortune, they forget the most important thing, which is putting God first. They are puffed up by their accomplishments. They get big headed and begin to make things about self. They become their own gods and gods to people.

God nor His Son Jesus are impressed by what you have, because if your life isn’t first about Jesus, nothing you have is worth a thing. You can have what the world considers as “having it all.” Yet, truth is you have nothing if you don’t have Jesus and are living for Him! There’s way more to the process of being a Saint of God than to simply say you have Jesus in your life. It’s vain talk if you’re not living it! Too many proudly talk it, but don’t walk it. Your living is in vain!

People foolishly seek after the worldly possessions, gaining the whole world ONLY to lose their souls in the end. They strive to be all of that in the eyes of man. The same people you’re trying to stand on a pedal stool for will be on bending knees same as you some day!

God surely isn’t pleased or impressed by what you have obtained. It’s great in the eyes of man and it’s great to you, but He’s not impressed! The Bible says ‘seek ye first the kingdom of God and it’s righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” We seek after things of the flesh, (those things pleasing in the eye sight of man), but God knows exactly what we need.

We are all getting older, no one is getting younger. People of the world are running amok. They are scattered about like leaves in the wind doing everything unpleasing in the sight of Jesus the Son and God the Father. The Holy Spirit can’t lead them, because they only proclaim Jesus from their lips, but as the Bible says “their hearts are from them.”

People must turn to Jesus before it’s too late! Time is running out!

He is Still on the Throne, Prayer Still Works

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I know in these days and times a lot of people are discouraged, but don’t be, because God is still in the business of answering prayers. The Bible says “faith without works is dead.” You must have faith that Jesus will do what He says He will do! Prayers aren’t always answered right away, matter of fact, most times they aren’t answered right away. However, He always answers our prayers in one way or another. It’s not always as we would like, but nevertheless He knows what’s best for us.

I encourage you my sisters and brothers in Christ to stay strong! Don’t look at your problems, rather look at your praise! No matter how hard, no matter what it is, keep giving Him the praise! In this life we will constantly go through our hills and valleys, but He’s the God of those hills and valleys. You’re not alone!

We all go through and we will do so until our time on this earth is over. People can grow as they go through or they can allow their struggles to defeat them. Everything we go through is a testimony of strength and endurance for other people. It is also a reminder to us to see where He has brought us through!

Nothing in life is easy, sometimes it seems harder when you’re living for Jesus the Son and God the Father. It’s because the devil is always looking for soldiers especially those who have given their lives to Jesus and are living for Him. Sometimes it makes you cry out, Lord, Lord. Sometimes it makes you feel as if you can’t make it, but trust me you can and you will! The devil is here to “steal, kill, and destroy.” Our God in Heaven is here to “give us life and life more abundantly.” Life can be hard, it can deal some heavy blows, YOU can take it and definitely make it, because you belong to the God who sits high and looks low!

Don’t allow doubt and discouragement to rob you of what God has for you! Jesus and our Father God wants us to stay strong and not be discouraged. We shouldn’t doubt either, we must believe He is who He say He is! The devil and his soldiers are doing everything they can to attack God’s children. They are going after our physical bodies, our mental states of minds, and our very souls. They want to destroy God’s children. My sisters and brothers the devil is a defeated foe under your feet. You have the power to give him a TKO in the name of Jesus!

If you don’t believe you have power you will act as if you don’t and ultimately render yourselves powerless against the tricks of the enemy. The Holy Spirit is here to lead and guide God’s people, but we must walk always by “faith and not by sight.” Don’t wait until you’re going through something to activate your power. Use the power Jesus gave us and allow the Holy spirit to work in you and through you. Seek Jesus in all you do. Stand strong against the attacks of the enemy. Be a true warrior for Jesus, because one day He’s coming back and He’s going to be ready for battle. Stand strong, stay strong, and continue to stay on the side of the Great and Mighty King Jesus. One day you will hear Him say “well done my good and faithful servant.” I don’t know about you, but that is what I want to hear Him tell me.

The Bible says “watch and pray.” We have to continue to stay prayed up! We must pray without cease. God is still on the throne and He’s still in charge and control. Don’t think otherwise, because if you do it’s a way the devil can get into your mind and try to take over. “Resist the devil and he will flee.” I won’t say he’s not coming back again and again, but I do say KEEP RIGHT ON RESISTING! Stay in the race and your reward will be great!! Keep holding on, keep believing, and keep trusting in Jesus!