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  1. Thanks everyone for sharing your solid faith in Christ. Yes, we are in times when persecution of Christ is gaining steam. Taking down statutes of Jesus doesn't change God's New Covenant. When Christ walked on the earth He was a Jew. This current actions to remove Him are works done by Satan's followers. Over the last two decades the western world has doubled down on rejecting God's authority. And the last 5 years Romans 1:18-32 gives truth to the heart of men. I'm grateful Christ crossed our paths. Peace and love be with you all.
  2. One of the greatest experiences in life is love. Everyone seeks love for it, comforts the heart and soothe the soul. Yet, hate exists and some folks enjoy inflicting its venomous poison onto others. Hate is troublesome because of its negative impact on the human spirit. Why is that? Because it’s an effective sin, Satan uses to turn humans away from God. Remember, God removed Lucifer from heaven (Isaiah 14:12-13) and he uses hate to avenge his judgement. I think you’ll agree with me when I say the devil’s clever ways; he uses hate are cunning. For example, Satan uses racism to manifest hate between ethnic groups. The devil creates a hostile environment between cultures leading to death and destruction. Other illustrations of hate are envy, abortion, and self-hatred. Those sinful actions corrupt the soul, harden the heart, and lead to a life headed for eternal damnation. Some people commit suicide to stop the constant internal strife they experience. Both the New and Old Testament heightens God’s opposition to hates unfavorable existence. And when Christ roamed the earth, He exposed the world’s hate towards God (John 15:18-25). I can almost hear you thinking nothing good comes from hate. Yes, hate breeds resentment, bitterness and causes physical harm to others. It’s a way evil doer provoke wicked action. A point often overlooked is hate leaves behind a trail of physical, mental devastation. With this in mind, the devil works hard to twist the reality of Christ and he can’t tolerate us embracing God’s love (James 4:6). How do I know? From personal experience. Before God saved me, I was a drunkard and full of self-hatred. I wanted to die. As a matter of fact, I attempted suicide but the Lord protected me from physical death. His love for me stopped the devil’s plan to kill me. And for that I’m forever grateful for His affection. As shown above hate separates us from Jesus Deity. What’s the solution? God’s love! Here’s something we both can agree on is nothing the world offers matches our Father’s love. His love gave Adam and Eve a second chance (Genesis 3:22). And because He loved them His grace is extended to us today. How exceptional is that? As if that’s not enough He sacrificed His Son Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin. This selfless display of His love shows He wants to save humanity from the evil one. Amazing isn’t it? In fact, love is God’s greatest commandment to mankind (Matthew 22:37-38). Love comes from God. Once a person receives His affection a spiritual transformation takes root and the individual’s heart purifies. This supernatural conversion leads a person to extend this incredible love to others. For, loving others is God’s second greatest commandment (Matthew 22:39). Here’s the interesting part God’s love radiates through us showing those around us His powerful presence. As the result of His comfort we are able to love our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48). The best part is love prevails over sin (1 Peter 4:8). Given these points we know our Father’s love is divine, pure with an eternal destination of heaven! How do you love?
  3. Yes Debe dedication to God through Christ is the answer to all needs. Thanks for your truthful words.
  4. Building stronger faith through living in Christ.
  5. I know you’re with me on this one. Hope in times of despair sounds impossible. Yes, when life terms are unbearable, emotional turmoil is a constant struggle. This unwanted distress brings forth problems reserved for Christ’s intervention. Today, many people are protesting for several reasons. Most of their actions are peaceful, but others use violence to incite riots. And using physical force for victims of injustice frighten others causing an atmosphere of despair. Other circumstances leading to discouragement are death of a loved one, financial hardship, unemployment, homelessness, and chronic illness. Those create a mindset of impending doom. What is hope? In the carnal world its approach to every life crisis is temporary and the future holds a brighter outcome. But in God’s kingdom it’s knowing in Christ our place in eternity is heaven (John 14:2). This places our focus on God and not here on earth. I think you’ll agree with me when I say people who disbelieve God live in hopelessness. But they’re blinded to their eternal anguish and rely on their individual strength to move pass despair. Because they reject Christ, their resolutions are short-lived. Here’s something we both can agree on is Christ’s hope isn’t from this world but of heaven. Yes, Jesus promises an everlasting hope to God’s chosen people. Amid a world entangled with wickedness, this spiritual truth makes our lives worth living. Remember, we live for Christ and God designed hope as an assurance for our eternal future (Jeremiah 29:11). The interesting part of Jesus’s hope is its power over despair. Tapping into Christ’s strength overtakes the hardship caused by original sin (Genesis 3:16-19) but sometimes it takes perseverance to discover God’s hope. The key that unlocks Christian hope is prayer. Here’s why that’s important. Because prayer is the backbone to Christian faith. It’s the way I connect with God and the powerful impact it has in changing my spirit. As the result of prayer, I find solutions to my problems. As seen, finding hope in times of despair is possible with the Holy Spirit. I encourage you to continue seeking God. Believe me, it’s worth the effort. Trust in God and you’ll find an abundance of spiritual confidence. How do you find hope?
  6. In the spring of 1985, I found myself at the doorstep of mom’s house. She was expecting me, but unprepared for the shock of her life. I had called to inform her that I was coming back home. I hopped into my car and drove the four and half hour trip. I was a physical wreck for it took every bit of strength I could muster up to complete the journey. I had the shakes and a severe hangover from the previous night. I cannot remember the last time I had taken a sober breath. I pulled into the childhood driveway, threw the transmission into park, and walked up to the front door. With my right hand, I reached for the doorknob, twisted it, and walk through the threshold. I was embraced with a loving hug followed by sobbing. The tears falling down the cheeks of her face were not joyful but terror. She did not recognize her youngest son because she remembered her boy being full of life. Bewilderment radiated through her expression, and she was devastated. I was one hundred and ten pounds and the skin on my face was sunken inward, giving the appearance of a sick and frail young man. I was speechless, hopeless, and desperate. I was only away from home for three years. I never thought it would end up like this. I was full of ambition, ready to take life by the horns. I had visions of prestige by planning to make a name for myself. I had a lot of good intentions. These should have been achievable goals, but the demons inside myself stripped away anything worthwhile. I was baffled, ashamed, and did not know where to turn. My parents agreed to provide me a place to stay under the condition I would seek help. I was willing and took them up on their offer. Mom knew of a counselor who specialized in alcohol addiction. So I contacted him. After the first face to face session with Mr. Barfield and just before leaving his office, he handed me a flyer with a list of twelve-step programs. He highly suggested I start attending meetings. I decided to choose one and did not know what to expect from the twelve-step program. I was scared. I cannot recall the topic at my first meeting. I continued attending and began to identify with the medical description of alcoholism. The way they laid it out made perfect sense because for the first time concerning my drunkenness there was a logical explanation. It spoke volumes, and as I looked back at the past, there was concrete evidence staring me between the eyes. Then came their hook, line, and sinker that would be the only solution to my predicament. God! That presented me with a major stumbling block because I was agnostic. There could be no God in this world riddled with evilness. I was highly offended by their seemingly shallow outlook. How could God do anything for me? Well, they said to me, just hang in there a little longer. Don’t give up before the miracle happens is a frequent slogan. Things did change. God began to work on me, and I gradually found faith. As a result, from seeking God a transformation began taking root, and I learned a lot about how He works. I came to understand that through trusting Him everything will be taken care of regardless of the current situation. The power I received from His strength allowed me to make amends for my wrongdoings as well as healing my heart. Even though I found the effect of God, I failed to maintain it and became complacent. I was content with the way my spiritual life was and started to slack off in my devotion. I did not realize the danger this type of view would bring. This blindness cost me dearly and after eighteen years of sobriety, I got drunk. I remember the moment I started using alcohol again was not wise. Everything God had done for me was tossed aside because I decided to get drunk. The insanity of alcoholism returned with a fury taking me places of degradation. I was in the grip of wickedness unlike any I had known. I was dying a slow and miserable death. God did not give up on me and continued calling me back. I finally heard Him after eight years of misery. He opened His arms, and I embraced Him. God picked up where He had left off and quickly showed me the light at the end of the tunnel. As I walked down God’s tunnel, He delivered me to His Son Jesus Christ and into salvation. I now know the Light at the end of God’s tunnel is Heaven.
  7. Here’s something we both can agree on Christ is in control. Remember, God’s New Covenant is Jesus and without the Messiah, no one enters His kingdom (John 14:6). The current coronavirus is a pandemic creating sickness and death across the planet. This frightening reality brings forth panic. However, the world’s threat isn’t Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) but the unpardonable sin (Matthew 12:31-32). Yes, my friend, it’s all about God’s truth. And as the circumstances from this evil force continue unfolding, many people stay blinded from Christ’s presence. The reason for their downfall they focus on personal lusts (Romans 1:20). I’m sure you’ll with me on this one… this isn’t God’s first time exposing the wickedness of man. Over humanity’s history, many viruses and diseases occurred. Their common thread is man’s inability to solve problems reserved for Christ. This gives testimony to God’s mighty powers (Matthew 19:26). Believe me, it isn’t easy seeing the destruction of human life. It causes my heart discomfort and brings sorrow to my soul. But I understand God’s hand is in this outbreak of evilness. For this reason, I trust Christ, and let the Holy Spirit guide me through this tribulation (Proverbs 3:5-6). I think you’ll agree with me when I say God’s plan is tough to grasp. A point often overlooked; He finds no joy in watching the destruction of His creation (2 Peter 3:9). However, man isn’t blameless since He made Himself known to everyone (Romans 1:18-21). As shown above, the world’s rejection of Christ is disastrous. But God’s New Covenant prevails and replaces fear with an incredible inner-peace unlike any other known to humanity. This isn’t by mistake but from Jesus’s design for faithful living (John 14:27). Now that we see the pandemic as the devil’s satanic deed, our response must radiate a life anchored in Christ. This means living in His Spirit and show an unshakable faith in God. With this in mind, we become fearless. Remember, anxiety is a lack of faith (2 Corinthians 13:5). In the Old Testimony God made several covenants. The most famous was Noah’s (Genesis 9:17). This covenant sealed His promise not to destroy His creation through flooding the earth. After Noah’s death, He kept His word and used Prophets to communicate with humanity. But because His people wouldn’t heed to His word, He delivered Christ into the world. Here’s the interesting part of God’s New Covenant is anyone who accepts Christ finds salvation (John 3:16). Now this is important because it’s God’s last covenant with humanity. And this is where people run into trouble because they are lukewarm to His word. So what’s my point? It’s picking up my cross and abiding in Christ. It’s a daily preparation centered in Jesus meditating on God’s truth throughout the day.
  8. I think you’ll agree with me when I say finding courage in times of fear isn’t easy. Yes, fear is a powerful foe. It prevents me from living in faith and causes anxiety. I experience a loss of control and find myself alone. The coronavirus pandemic is an excellent example of how fear engulfs people’s mindset. This unfortunate virus outbreak created a social environment filled with uncertainty and full of unrealistic behaviors. The reason for society’s fearful response is its threat to human life. In fact, many governments across the globe took drastic measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. They imposed strict rules and jailed people for violation of those ordinances. Those well-intention efforts are fear-driven. This widespread sickness is but one illustration of how fear penetrates the mind and soul of individuals. Many other life circumstances stir up unwanted feelings based on self-centered fears. For example, when inadequacy surfaces then fear develops and strips me from self-confidence. Rejection from others causes me to experience unworthiness. And the fear of failure removes perseverance. Those are a few fears and how they control my spirit. So what’s the solution? Christ’s courage. Here’s something we both can agree on Jesus gives an inner-strength unlike any known to humanity. As the result of abiding in Christ, spiritual courage evaporates fear and we discover a Christian confidence to live in peace. When Judas betrayed Christ Jesus and turned Him over for His execution (Mark 14:43-46) the world bear witness to an exceptional display of fearlessness. Our Messiah showed a courage more powerful than any known to humanity. In fact, He took on every torturous act man inflicted with grace. The key that unlocks Christ’s courage is praying from the heart. Prayer opens up the door to God’s ear. When I pray with a humble spirit, then Christ takes my hand and strengthens my soul. In return, the Holy Spirit takes away the fear and replaces it with courage. It takes persistent communication with God to find courage. Remember, my friend, the Lord is listening. It’s easy to give up and allow impatience to take us away from Christ’s everlasting might. As shown above, we see how Christ crushes Satan’s attempts to use fear to keep us separated from God. This is important because without Jesus’s courage we stay defenseless against the devil’s wickedness. And the best part of living in Christ is eternal life. How do you overcome fear?
  9. Thanks, Lester for sharing your thoughts and for the truth. Hope all is well. Deeds are measured by the way we carry Christ's message. Jesus pointed out feeding, clothing, and providing shelter to those in need and all those are deeds. May God's Spirit continues to grow within you.
  10. In the Bible, James Epistle mentions faith without works is dead. Many people misunderstand the truth behind it. Why is that? Because it leads people to believe good deeds are the entry into heaven. What is James saying? He isn’t implying good deeds equals salvation. God is precise on the origin of heaven. He used Apostle Paul to convey salvation as His gift of grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). In fact, James is expanding on Apostle Paul message that faith produces works. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 ESV James reminds us to carry out good deeds not for receiving favoritism but to radiate Christ’s loving nature. Christian works are a byproduct of faith. It’s easy to take scripture out of context. The problem is when I do this I’m taking away from the full scope of the message. I’m not saying it’s wrong to use part of scriptures. But sometimes, to clarify its lesson the whole section requires attention. And a prime example is faith without works is dead. Here’s what I mean. Contained within James’ message is 13 scriptures. Each of them by themselves is helpful but when interwoven together they explain the reason behind his message. For instance, he begins with heightening the connection between faith and good deeds. He gives examples of the way they work together. And used Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac as an excellent illustration (James 2:21-23). Here’s the interesting part. James is sharing the same truth spoken by Christ. Jesus put it this way: 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ 37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing?39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’40 “ And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me! Matthew 25:35-40 NLT I think you’ll agree with me when I say Christ word is final. Here is Jesus’s blueprint for the way faith and good deeds work together. And with Christ as our guide, we can’t go wrong.
  11. I know what you are thinking. Another share on New Year’s resolutions. Yes, people express their thoughts on how to avoid breaking those self-made promises. They elaborate on solutions guaranteed for success. A point often overlooked is personal resolutions are self-centered. They rely on self-will. And this opens the door for failure. Because as humans we have limitations. Self-reliance causes me problems. Every time I use my resources it doesn’t turn out as planned. Most of the time an unforeseen circumstance alters or prevents me from achieving the goal. As a result of those circumstances frustration sets in and I procrastinate or abandon the project. So what’s the solution? God. Here’s the bottom line, when God brought me into the kingdom my priorities changed. It began with Christ. From that point forward I realized the most important action is picking up my cross and walking in Jesus’s footprints. Then I finally understood God’s eternal resolution—heaven. Let me clarify this spiritual awakening. God never fails to keep His promises and the biggest reality He delivers is a resolution from sin (Romans 5:12-21). This isn’t found anywhere else except in Christ. For me to receive this gift I must stay willing to live for Jesus.The best part is once I surrender to Christ then He makes me a new creation (2 Corinthians 5: 17). How awesome is that? God wants us new and gave Jesus the power to do so. But what is a new creation? And is it true? The measuring stick for becoming a new creation in God’s eyes is discovering an increase in holy living. This derives from building a one-on-one relationship with Christ. Spending quality time with God is crucial and takes discipline. It’s easy to let other responsibilities take me away from prayer and meditation. Here’s something we can both agree on is the Holy Spirit gives proof to our new and improved existence. God releases His Spirit inside our innermost self so we internalize Him. Nothing matches the soothing comfort He brings and this profound experience motivates me to keep devoting myself to Christ. Given these points, God’s unwavering resolutions make living an enjoyable and uplifting experience. Remember, when life’s terms cause problems turn to Christ and find peace. I know you can experience Christ’s impact because God wants to Father you.
  12. After Adam and Eve’s fall from God’s grace, He activated the human conscience (Genesis 3:9-10). Why is that? Because He uses this inner-awareness as a reminder of His presence and to experience the discomfort of disobeying His commands. The Human Conscience’s Reality On the positive side, experiencing this unfavorable behavior is an opportunity to draw closer to Christ. God calls us to recognize our infraction and take corrective actions. And the first step to making it right with Him is abandoning ourselves to Christ. Now, this is important because surrendering to Jesus without reservation captures God’s attention. Remember, God made Christ the conqueror over sin and without abiding in Him temptation engulfs our existence. On the negative side, ignoring the conscience is dangerous. We don’t have to look far to notice the destruction caused by a dead conscience. Evildoers are everywhere and the news media with the advancement in technology gives us instant access to wickedness. My Dead Conscience I know the outcome from a conscience gone dead. It’s not pleasant. Everything I anchored in selfishness. I wasn’t concerned with others. My tongue full of vulgar words causing others to turn away in disgust. This spiritual agony placed me at odds with God. In fact, it left me in the paralyzing grip of His enemy. Yes, Satan is real and because of his stronghold on my heart, it left me in ruins. The devil turned me away from God and led me to a life of alcoholism. And let me say, a belly full of booze coupled with a hardened heart brings loneliness. Another reality of my inactive conscience was the bitterness and resentments I carried inside my inner-spirit. But when I was in this mindset it stayed nonexistence keeping me in darkness. So what’s my point? It’s simple. To understand the way the human conscience connects with God’s Spirit. And to share with you this incredible gift from God. Now, the conscience is a small part of Christ’s eternal plan. To stop here isn’t enough. But I think you will agree with me when I say without a conscience our ability to recognize disobedience stays elusive.
  13. Thanks for expressing your thoughts on Christmas. I'm with you on the real meaning behind Christmas-Christ. Yes, without Him at the center of this holiday it becomes one anchored in individualism. But giving Christ praise our lives become connected with God and the Holy Spirit allows us to know the significance of His birth. GBY my friend. Merry Christmas. May Christ continue to shine brighter each day of your life.
  14. Chris, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you also.
  15. Thanks Christine for expressing your walk with God. It's incredible how Christ slows us down so we can absorb and cherish God's Spirit. Nothing is more comforting than to slow down and spend quality time with God. This is an uplifting and peaceful experience. Another thing I notice from taking this approach with Him is my ability to respond Christ-like to life's terms increases. In other words, I don't stress out over the demands of the world. Thanks for allowing me to witness your faith. May Christ's Spirit continues to grow in you, your families, and friends lives. Walt
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