What can Jesus Christ do? Well… He walks on the water… Gives sight to the blind… Heals paralytics… Casts out demons… Raises the dead… Speaks the universe into existence… Calls sinners to repentance… Directs the nations… Really upsets religious folks… Proclaims the acceptable year of the Lord… Offers His salvation to all… Cleanses lepers… Strengthens the weak… Exalts the humble… Opens prison doors… Heals the brokenhearted… Reassures the doubting… Helps the helpless… Lavishes everlasting encouragement… Comforts with His love… Fills with His Spirit… Banishes 5,000 demons with one word – He Resurrects marriages, dead hearts, dead lives, and young children – Brings prodigals home… Forgives sinners… He Died on the cross for our sins… Was buried in the rich man’s tomb (as it is written)… Rose again from the dead on the third according to the Scriptures… Justifies the ungodly by faith… Sanctifes believers with His Spirit… Was seen by the twelve… Was seen by over 500… Was seen by James… Was seen by Paul… And, at no point has He ever ceased to be LORD of ALL – who is, Himself: God, Savior, Priest, Captain, Lamb, Lion, Firstborn, Creator, Son of God, Son of Man, the Word, the Living Hope, the Good Shepherd, the Door, the Ladder, and THE long awaited KING who is coming and will come – the Messiah of Israel – the Son of David! (I BELIEVE IN HIM!) That pretty much sums it up…………….. for now:)
Look what God can do – He turned water into wine,
He gave sight to the blind,
He touched the untouchable leper and then healed him,
He walked upon the water and rescued Peter,
He set free the hopelessly possessed demoniac of Gadara and sent him to preach what great things God had done for him,
He loved the unlovable including His enemies,
He taught with authority and His doctrine was filled with invincible power,
He raised children and adults from the dead with the power of His Word…
He clothes the grass of the field and provides the sparrow its needs.
He walks upon the wings of wind and clouds are the dust of His feet.
What has He not done to prove to you that He loves you, dear reader.
Remember Him whose love reaches to the heavens and whose faithfulness surpasses the heights of the clouds.
Jesus Christ is alive, and He will take care of you if you put your heart’s trust in Him.
God bless you.
Where do we find hope?
Hope is not a wish or a dream.
Hope in the God of the Bible – the Lord God of Israel – is reality.
Jesus Christ is our “Living Hope.”
It is through our Lord Jesus Christ that we receive strength and courage to face the fearful signs and circumstances plaguing our nation and this world.
We are called to be in fellowship with one another and with our precious Lord Jesus by faith in Him. Seek Him, and you will find Him.
Keep asking, keep knocking, and keep seeking the One True and Living God who holds the future in His hands and has written out what is going to happen next in the wonderful pages of His eternal, immutable Word – the Bible.
Hope is not in a bottle, a pill, a vaccine, a politician, or even a close friend.
True Hope is a supernaturally produced expectation that God is true, that His Word is true, and that He loves you.
It this God of hope that produces hope in Him, in your heart, through the power of His gracious Holy Spirit.
There is nothing on this earth that can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord – nothing.
No matter how difficult life becomes, nothing will separate you from the love God and fellowship with Him if you are in Christ by faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is alive and well. All Hail the Power Jesus’ Name!
I shall never grow weary of declaring His Greatness, worshipping His Majesty, and falling on my face before Him.
We can lose everything except fellowship with Jesus Christ by faith in Him. He’s alive, and we are, too, because He lives.
Hope in Jesus Christ who is our Living Hope and lead others to Him.
“For the time has come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end bee of them that obey not the Gospel of God?” – 1 Peter 4:17
Judgment begins at the house of the LORD.
In Ezekiel, the glory of the Lord God of Israel is seen departing from the Temple before God destroys it and Jerusalem.
In 1 Samuel, Eli’s daughter-in-law called her newborn son Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel” – 4:21, because God had judged His people first, not the Philistines.
In Judges, the great deliverer, Samson, did not know that the Spirit of the Lord “had departed from him” – 16:20, because God judged Samson first, not Delilah.
God is going to judge His house, first. Judgment will begin with His people before He judges those “that obey not the Gospel of God.”
God is going to judge the church before He brings the judgment of the Tribulation Period on the lost world.
When you read the book of Revelation, the 7 churches of Asia Minor are judged. Two churches out of the seven are approved. Five of the seven churches are warned to repent and get right with the Lord. All of this precedes the judgment of Tribulation Period – Revelation 6-19.
During the 2020 elections, the Church stood strong politically but how about spiritually?
There were prayer meetings and national prayer gatherings in Washington D.C., but the prayers for revival across this nation have not been answered… yet!
The least attended meeting in our fellowship is the intercessory prayer meeting for our nation, state, and community. However, this prayer time is well attended by our youth, for which I praise God.
It behooves us not to look at our programs and services but at our intercessory prayer meetings.
The heart of prayer and intercession is lacking, and the nation suffers because the Church does not believe in God’s design for corporate prayer – Acts 2:42.
The first century Church believed in the power of praying to the Lord Jesus Christ and seeking Him as a corporate body – Acts 2:42.
Are we so carnal to believe that God does not work through corporate prayer? If we did believe in God’s design for prayer, wouldn’t we be running to the prayer meeting in our local fellowships?
In the 16th century God judged the Roman Catholic Church exposing its lies, hypocrisy, and corruption. The Holy Spirit used the reformers to protest this corruption and return to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. God didn’t judge the nations; He judged Rome, the papacy, and the Holy Roman clergy.
When our Lord Jesus Christ came riding upon the foal of a donkey, He entered Jerusalem, but He didn’t kick out the Roman governor or his legions from Israel’s eternal capitol. No, He made a whip of chords and drove out the money preachers, the “holy” business men exploiting God’s people, and “righteous” salesmen working for the compromised priests, scribes, and elders of Israel who later murdered Him though it was all according to God’s plan!
God does not play games. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows that shall he also reap.
God is seriously going to judge the Church, first – Greek “proton” – in sequence. Then, He will judge those who do not obey the Gospel of His grace in Christ.
Perhaps we are seeing a foreshadow of it, now. What impact does the Church have on the present state of affairs?
Judgment “must begin at the house of God.”
Where will you stand when it comes?
Will you stand in His grace, power, and love by faith in Christ and remain the obedient slave of our Lord Jesus?
Or, will you in carnal, selfish pride suffer the humiliation of faithlessness and self-reliance?
Judgment must begin at the house of the Lord.
Perhaps the apostate church predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 will be exposed at the same time of God’s judgment upon His House for each Scripture verse uses the same Greek word “proton” to communicate the word “first” or “in sequence.” It is very interesting.
If you find yourself in a state of lovelessness and prayerlessness, then please do the first works and repent. Go back to your first love – the Lord Jesus. Spend quality time in fellowship with Him, and He will change your heart.
May the Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father give us the grace to love Him, others, stand for His truth, and make disciples.
Judgement beings at the house of the Lord.
Satan is a liar. He lies to you.
He is behind fentanyl, he is behind gender confusion, he is behind the death and destruction of the human soul, and he is deceiving the nations.
He hates you.
He will do anything to destroy your life.
Political leaders worship him and serve him, deceived pastors in pulpits speak his words, but Jesus Christ will destroy him and all who follow him.
Jesus Christ is the real power of God.
Jesus Christ has risen from the dead, and He presently sits at the right hand of God the Father.
There is no other God but the God of the Bible.
There is no other Savior except the Lord Jesus Christ.
Look to the Lord by faith in Him.
Ask Him to fill you with His power – the power of the Holy Spirit.
You need the power of the Holy Spirit to live in this world for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ and to remain fearless of any and all who are opposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ: His death, His burial, and His resurrection are the truth – there is no other truth.
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ is the only hope for humanity.
Repent of your sins and believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and you will be saved from eternal damnation in hell and all of Satan’s schemes.
Spread the Gospel.
Do not be ashamed of Christ and His words.
Lose your life for His sake, and you will find life.
His life is the light of your life.
Follow Jesus Christ.
Love Jesus Christ.
Believe in Jesus Christ.
Seek the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will find Him.
Jesus Christ never loses!
The Feast of Firstfruits is significant because it always occurs on Sunday of Passover week, and it always thanks God for the harvest that is yet to come!
Maybe you are one who thinks you have nothing to look forward to or that your life is not worth anything, but that’s not true. Perhaps you feel alone and empty inside, and you actually think your life has no value. Or, your feelings tell you that you are not worth anything to God, but that is not true. Anyone who repents of their sins and believes in Jesus Christ has so much of God’s goodness to look forward to:
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept” – 1 Cor. 15:20
Christ, Himself is the Firstfruits of “them that slept” or of those who died fully believing in His death and resurrection. These will live again.
You and I, and all that are in Christ, have so much to look forward to.
“But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming” – 1 Cor. 15:23
By way of biblical typology, the first ripe sheaf of the Kingdom of Heaven is Jesus Christ, and He is looking forward to many, many more sheaves! He is the Firstfruits of them that sleep, and according to the Word of God, all that are Christ’s shall be resurrected at His coming in the rapture of His church:
“16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” – 1 Thess. 4:16-18.
The Hope of Firstfruits is the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is alive. He is risen from the dead!
Happy Resurrection Sunday.
Here is a link to our message: The Hope of Firstfruits.
Good Friday is “Good” because Jesus Christ is God, and the Bible says that there is “no one good, no not one” except Him because “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” “Only God is good” and mankind’s heart is “deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” Because no one can save himself or herself or “keep alive his own soul,” God’s “goodness” “leads us to repentance” of our sins and faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is good because the Gospel is the “Good News.”
God the Father sent God the Son to die on the cross for our sins to give us His grace by faith in Christ which is “according to His good pleasure.” Jesus Christ rose again from the dead on the third day according to the “good Word of God.” He is risen. He is alive. He has proved that everything He has said about Himself is true. God the Father is good, for “there has not failed one Word of His good promise” because “good is the Word of the LORD.” God’s “good Word toward you” is “Jesus Christ and Him crucified” – “hear Him.” He is the Living, Incarnate Word.
Let us be those who “receive seed on the good ground” and are “such as hear the Word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit with patience.” If you believe, God will “comfort your hearts and establish you in every good work,” and if you “have tasted the good Word of God,” then you will know “that the Lord is good.” You will believe that Christ’s death on the cross on “good Friday” proves what God declares about Himself: “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth” – Exodus 34:6. It is He who sacrificed His Son on the cross for our sins, so we could be forgiven of our sins, be granted the gift of eternal life, receive the promise of the Holy Spirit, and be conformed into the image of His Son. Why does He do this? It is because He is God “and His “Words are true,” and He “has promised this goodness” to all who will call upon Him in truth and believe that the “goodness of God endures continually.”
“Behold, therefore, the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness: otherwise you also shall be cut off” – Rom. 11:22.
Happy, Good Friday. Christ died for you and rose again form the dead. He is alive. Repent and believe the Gospel.
Passover is a 3,500 year-old Jewish tradition commanded by God to commemorate God’s gracious intervention when He chose to deliver and redeem Israel through the blood of the lamb. By God’s gracious hand, the Jewish people are still celebrating this great work of God. Israel has survived the Pharaohs, the Hamans, the Hitlers, and the Ayatollahs of this World. God has preserved His chosen people throughout all generations.
Yet, Passover is not only about the prince, shepherd, and a mere human redeemer called Moses and the lambs that were slain to save Israel from the judgment of God upon Egypt and all of her gods, but the Jewish Passover is also about the Messiah the Prince of Israel and the King of the Jews. The Passover is about the Good Shepherd who gives His life for the sheep and the Redeemer who redeems His brethren from their hopelessness, tears, pain, slavery, and bondage to sin, Satan, and the world. The Passover reveals the One Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world – Yeshua of Nazareth who is the Messiah of Israel. Happy Passover! Yeshua of is ALIVE!:)