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GRACE AND TRUTH

Grace and truth - God’s grace and God’s truth - came to us through Jesus our Savior and Lord.  The fullness of the gift of Jesus is ours to receive.  John 1:16-17 KJV

And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

ARMOR

Do you have armor?  Do you need some armor?  The answer is yes and yes! We have the armor of God.  We must wear it!  Ephesians 6, says that we must put on the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the gospel on our feet, the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.    This is the armor of God which we must wear.  You may be thinking: I don’t know what to do with it.  In order for us to be able to use this armor effectively, we must then pray and ask God for directions.  He will give them to us.  Remember to keep the armor on, so that you will be able to stand and not fall.

STAND UP

Having the wisdom of God is necessary and having God’s understanding is just as important.  According to Hebrews, we who have chosen Jesus are all members of the church of the first born and our names are written in heaven.  We go to different churches, but our goal must be the same: Stand Up For Jesus!  Let us not any longer be passive and say whatever will be, will be!  We have been given a commission by Jesus to live as His ambassadors in this world.  Therefore, we should walk in love with others, but we should stand strong for JESUS.  No more wimping out.  We must stand up.  God is watching and He is for us - not against us!

GOD BLESS AMERICA

May God bless America.  May YOU, FATHER, stand beside us and guide us with Your light from heaven as we walk through these days.  May we, the people of the USA return to the God of our fathers and walk in Your ways.  May we as the children of God be determined to have no other gods before YOU.  May we as your children, become single minded in our lives to the point that if YOU Father God are not #1 in ALL that we do or say, we will repent and return to you, Father,  because it is from You that all blessings flow! 

WISDOM

We have just celebrated Independence Day.  Many do not understand the price that was paid for our freedom.  Our forefathers came to the new world so that they could freely worship God and to escape tyranny.  Today we have much to be thankful for, therefore we need to count our blessings and praise God for His goodness.  We also need to see the difficulties surrounding us and be determined to take a stand for GOD in the days ahead.  Psalm 90 says that we are to allow God to teach us to number our days, so that we may come to understand God’s wisdom.  In our world today, we must have the wisdom of God!

ETERNAL LIFE AND LIGHT

Jesus was in the beginning with God.  Jesus came to earth to be our life and our light.  Jesus is our eternal life and light.  John 1:1-2;4;14 KJV

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God. In him was life and the life was the light of men.  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

SALT OF THE EARTH

We are to be the salt of the earth.  We are to diligently“season” our lives with the ways of God so that others will see Jesus in us.  Matthew 5:13 KJV

YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH:(My emphasis) but if the salt have lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

EARNEST EXPECTATION

Hope.  What is hope?  Many people say “I am just hopin’ and prayin’ for something” That mind set will get you nowhere.  The hope that the Bible speaks of is the earnest expectation of receiving what we ask for from God.  The question is: Do you really earnestly expect the receive it? Or are you just hoping without expectation of receiving?  When we pray and ask our Father, God for something do we really EXPECT that we will receive it.  If we based our requested on what God’s Word says we can have, then we should have our “expecters” and our “receivers” in operation. You can’t catch rain water unless you have your bucket outside when it rains.  The same is true spiritually.  We must be in the receiving mode when we ask our Father, for something!

THE ARM OF FLESH

When we trust in man, many times we get very disappointed, because according to the Bible, the arm of flesh will fail us.  What does that mean?  It means that when we trust in and depend on anything that a human declares, we very well may find that  person is unable or unwilling to produce the thing that was promised.  God, however, never fails in His promises.  He is willing and able to abundantly bless us with things that are over and above what we can even ask or think, but we must believe that His Word is true and receive as a gift those things that He has promised.  May we be people that trust and receive from God today.

WORD AND DEED

All that we do in word or deed should be done as unto the Lord.  Sometimes that is not very easy because we are often called on to do things that are difficult or seemingly a waste of time.  What should be our response?  We have to look at the situation and decide if we will do this as if we were doing it for Jesus or if we are going to do what we have to do while we complain the whole way.  With joy in our hearts because we have Jesus in our lives, we will be able to cheerfully do things for others that inconvenience us.  Our Father is watching all of His children and our desire must be to please Him in all things.