Encrypted

Another great blog from my son, J. Daryl Chesser:

 

What good can a few words do?  When we are suffering or worried or afraid, what help are words?

When the words come from our Father in heaven, the Creator and sustainer of all things, words can be very, very powerful.

For instance,

Psalm 107:19-20 says, 

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, AND HE SAVED THEM FROM THEIR DISTRESS.  HE SENT OUT HIS WORD AND HEALED THEM; he rescued them from the grave. 

 – you see, those simple words just encouraged you…he saved them and he healed them.  But it is much more than just comfort

A poem or sonnet can bring solace or comfort. The lyrics of a song can build you up or encourage you.  But the Words of the Lord God are nothing like the words of a poet or lyricist or philosopher.

The words of God, our Father in heaven, are actual CONTAINERS of His power and anointing!  YES, the words are simply the way the power of God is transferred from person to person.

No one is saved without HEARING WORDS that God can save and heal.  The Gospel, or Good News, is the message of God’s power and love to us through Christ Jesus and his finished work on the cross…and there is power to save anyone who hears those words about the Good News that God loves them.

When someone believes what he has heard about God and about his son Jesus, power is released from God to save and to heal and to redeem that person!!

You see in Genesis 1, that it was with words that God created the heavens and the earth.  God spoke and the Holy Spirit opened those words, those CREATION containers, and began to build this universe that we now see and feel!

These creation containers (words) are highly encrypted by God himself.  The encryption on these words can only be opened by the Holy Spirit.  They are encrypted to keep evil men and quite frankly, stupid people, who seemingly have no purpose but their own way bellies and desires, from opening and using the power of God for evil.

Many ‘theologians’, Rabbi’s, Shaman’s, writers and ‘prophets’, throughout history have claimed to have broken the encryption…but alas, they lied.

There is one, and only one unbreakable and secure password that will unlock the encryption and allow the Holy Spirit to build the plan of God in your life.  And that password is Jesus.

Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, the son of God, is the power of God revealed to mankind!  Once you receive Christ Jesus into your life, Jesus, this Eternal Password is embedded into your spirit so that it can never be hacked or stolen from you.

Do you remember what John said about Jesus?

John 1:1-5, 14 

In the beginning WAS THE WORD, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD. He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; WITHOUT HIM NOTHING WAS MADE THAT HAS BEEN MADE.

IN HIM WAS (and is) LIFE, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 

THE WORD (Jesus Christ) BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.

How about Jesus himself, what did he say about the word?

John 6:63 

The Spirit gives life; THE FLESH COUNTS FOR NOTHING.

THE WORDS I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU – THEY ARE FULL OF THE SPIRIT AND LIFE.

– when you read the Psalms, or the Gospels, or the Old Testament, you are reading containers of the Encrypted POWER OF GOD, hidden from selfish and evil men, but REVEALED TO YOU BY THE HOLY SPIRIT BECAUSE OF FAITH IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

This encryption is not to hide it FROM YOU, but to KEEP IT FOR YOU WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS ALONE.

Matthew 13:10-17 

The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” 

He replied, “Because the knowledge of THE SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU, BUT NOT TO THEM.

Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. 

Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 

This is why I speak to them in parables:

“Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” 

In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:

“You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.”

For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes.

Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’ 

BUT BLESSED ARE YOUR EYES BECAUSE THEY SEE, AND YOUR EARS BECAUSE THEY HEAR.

For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. 

 – today, when you read a simple Psalm, or passage of scripture and are encouraged, it is much more than that.  The Word is being unpacked in your spirit and the Words of Jesus are bringing life and healing and redemption. 

You are literally doing what Jesus told Satan in his temptation…

“man shall not live by bread (natural) alone, but by EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.”

Eat up. Jesus Christ is the Word, He is the BREAD that comes down from the Father in Heaven, and it is God’s love that feeds you everyday with the True Life.

 

 

 

 

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Do The Math

Another great writing by my son, J. Daryl Chesser!

12 men went on an adventure. They explored a beautiful land filled with fruitfulness and possibilities. But there were also a few negative things that would have to be factored into the final equation. What was the equation?

The equation that had to be solved to enter the Beautiful land was; are the hardships >/< (greater or less than) their abilities.

Would they enter into their possession or would they walk away. What was the answer to the equation for these 12 men?

Numbers 13:26-28, 30-33
They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community at Kadesh in the Desert of Paran.

There they reported to them and to the whole assembly and showed them the fruit of the land.

They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and IT DOES FLOW WITH MILK AND HONEY! Here is the fruit!!

BUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE ARE POWERFUL, and the cities are fortified and very large.

We even saw descendants of Anak there (giants). (gasp, murmur, murmur, gasp again)

Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “WE SHOULD GO UP AND TAKE POSSESSION OF THE LAND, FOR WE CAN CERTAINLY DO IT.

But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.”
And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored.

They said, “The land we explored DEVOURS THOSE LIVING IN IT.

All the people we saw there are of great size.
We saw the Nephilim there the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim (giants).

WE SEEMED LIKE GRASSHOPPERS IN OUR OWN EYES, and we looked the same to them.”

– take a moment and read that again…

There were 12 men that went into the land to explore, but two of the men came up with a different answer to the equation of entering into the beautiful land.

10 of the men had concluded that ‘their abilities’ were LESS than the hardships, the giants.
So their equation was, hardships > (greater than) their ability = do not enter the beautiful land.

They even showed us their work to come to that answer. They said there were giants in the land, in fact they said, ALL OF THEM were giants.

They said that the land devours its inhabitants…its own people living there in the land.

And finally they said that they, the 10 men and therefore the whole assembly, WERE LIKE GRASSHOPPERS in their own eyes.

Wow. They get points for showing their work to get to that answer, but God marked them with a “Bad Report”.

Why? Their work was sloppy and filled with wrong assumptions.
The land may devour some of its inhabitants, but certainly not all…assumption.
Not everyone was a giant…Hyperbole and assumption.
We looked like grasshoppers in their sight and certainly in their sight as well…big time assumption. These 10 men were projecting their own fear on to what the big folks might be thinking.

What about the other two spies, what did their math look like?

Numbers 14:2-9
All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt!
Or in this wilderness!

Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword?
Our wives and children will be taken as plunder.
Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?”
And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”

Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown in front of the whole Israelite assembly gathered there.

JOSHUA son of Nun and CALEB son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “THE LAND WE PASSED THROUGH AND EXPLORED IS EXCEEDINGLY GOOD. IF THE LORD IS PLEASED WITH US, HE WILL LEAD US INTO THAT LAND, A LAND FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY, AND WILL GIVE IT TO US.

Only do not rebel against the Lord.

AND DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND, BECAUSE WE WILL DEVOUR THEM.
THEIR PROTECTION IS GONE, BUT THE LORD IS WITH US.
Do not be afraid of them.”

I can not ever read this without wanting to stand up and shout and get packed for trip into the beautiful land!!

Joshua and Caleb’s math was different in only one value, entering the beautiful land= hardships <<<<<< (waaaaaay less than) GOD’S ABILITY with them.

The ten men had used the wrong value in their calculations. They had plugged into the equation ‘their ability’ instead of ‘God’s ability’. Obviously the Conclusions will be very different.

Now, the end result for all of them was not good. The Ten men didn’t live long at all. The two men who had used the right math, lived a very long time. Unfortunately, they had to wait another 38 years to walk into the beautiful land because the 10 had convinced the WHOLE CONGREGATION to walk away from their inheritance because of wrong assumptions.

The GOOD NEWS was that the two, along with a whole new generation of believers, walked in and took that land in the end. They, the two, and the “…wives and children will be taken as plunder” that the 10 were in fear about, were the very children that went in and took the land.
Ironic, no?

The truth is this, with God we can do all things.
If this value is not plugged into ALL OF YOUR EQUATIONS in life, you are going to make some very bad assumptions.

We in America have made a whole lot of very bad assumptions, with the ten, the multitude of politicians and leaders who have given us a bad report. WE CANT DO THIS, WE MUST RETREAT, WE MUST CHOOSE A LEADER WHO WILL LEAD US BACK INTO EGYPT, INTO SLAVERY.

We have been afraid of the people of the land, the giants that devour all of the inhabitants. They are too powerful, too many, too big, they live in walled cities, and we are too small IN OUR OWN EYES.

Well, I believe that we Americans, of every race, gender, faith and persuasion are entering a different calculus in this season. Washington is not too big, lobbyists are not too influential, special interests are not too powerful, big businesses are no longer indispensable, we are definitely no longer TOO SMALL IN OUR OWN EYES.

In fact I make a counter proposal to their math. They, the giants, will be food for us and our children.

With God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. Even on our currency we have inscribed the VALUES we use to calculate all of our victories…IN GOD WE TRUST.

Do not put your assumptions or trust in any candidate. It is God who is with us, he alone is our King, our Father in heaven. Don’t elect a ‘giant’ of your own to fight the ‘giants’ who have tried to keep us in fear and division. You are using the wrong value in your equation…our abilities, the people, instead of God’s abilities.

In your own life today, everyday you are making ‘value’ judgments in your math. You feel like a grasshopper in the sight of all the giants. You are afraid because of what you see or feel. But hopefully TODAY you will see that the giants ARE FOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BECAUSE OF CHRIST JESUS AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.

The giants are above all things ‘mouthy’! Yap, yap, yap, yap yap. They will tell you how big they, are how great they are, what they can do to you, blah, blah, blah.

God comes to you gently and with grace and compassion and tells you what HE HAS ALREADY DONE TO THE GIANT, SATAN, And death, and sin, and sickness, and poverty at the cross of Christ Jesus!

Will you be one of the Two, or one of the Ten.

Matthew 18:18-20 (GW)
(Jesus speaks) I can guarantee this truth: Whatever you imprison, God will imprison.
And whatever you set free, God will set free.

“I can guarantee again that IF TWO OF YOU AGREE ON ANYTHING HERE ON EARTH, MY FATHER IN HEAVEN WILL ACCEPT IT.
Where two or three have come together in my name, I am there among them.”

Am I saying to go get a prayer partner or two? Of course that could never be a bad thing, however I believe Jesus was telling us that IF YOU AGREE WITH WHAT JESUS DID HERE ON EARTH AT THE CROSS, then God ACCEPTS IT AS DONE. The TWO are Jesus and you! Christ IN US the hope of glory!

Do the math.

You Will Face the Red Sea

My son, Daryl Chesser, sent this out, and I thought it was so good, I wanted to share it!

Exodus 13:17-18                                                                                                                                         When Pharaoh let the people go, GOD DID NOT LEAD THEM ON THE ROAD THROUGH PHILISTINE COUNTRY, THOUGH THAT WAS SHORTER.

For God said, “If they face war, THEY MIGHT CHANGE THEIR MINDS AND RETURN TO EGYPT (to slavery).”

So God led the people around BY THE DESERT ROAD toward the Red Sea.

The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle.

-Whoa, God took the long way to the Red Sea.  He did this because of His care for this fledgling nation, just born in travail and blood, Israel

If they had had to fight their way out of Egypt, and then through the Philistines just to get to a place of impossibility, cornered between the Red Sea and the Egyptian army, I think they certainly may have surrendered.

God still does this with us occasionally, He takes us the long way.  He is still taking us to eternal life with Him; He is still caring for us; He is still protecting us…He is just patiently moving at our pace.

But one thing I believe is very important for young people, and older people as well, is that WAR IS INEVITABLE.

You may go slow, or you may be moving quickly toward the promises of God, but one thing is for certain, at some point the enemy will not allow you to proceed any further without war.

Darkness is prepared to kill, destroy and steal anything and everything to have its way in this realm.  You and I included.  If babies are in the way…destroy them.

If good men and women are in the way…lie, cheat, steal, bribe, and kill them if  you must.

Servants of darkness do whatever they must to keep their perversions, their murder, their corruption, lust, and darkness unchecked.

I say all of this to simply tell you that WAR IS INEVITABLE.  Like the Children of Israel, God brought America out of servitude and into liberty 240 years ago.

We fought to be free.  We then fought again to remain free; we then fought each other to set all men free; we then fought the world to keep the hope of freedom alive; then we had to fight the world again when tyrants threatened everyone and everything.

We now face our Red Sea.

The darkness of perversion, socialism, tyranny, surrender to slavery again, wholesale destruction of babies, other nations invading our borders from every direction…The modern day self appointed prophets of society, the media, have sold out to the highest bidder and are complicit in our destruction.

Now, here is the good news.  So what?  What are we going to do?  The sea to our backs, and the zombie apocalypse in front of us…and nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

How is that Good News?

Because it was always God’s intent to bring the Children of Israel to this point…right there, with their backs to the sea.

God was looking for another opportunity to completely crush Pharaoh and his armies.  God had given Pharaoh 10 opportunities to release the people of God.  10.  Pharaoh finally relented afer the tenth plague…but God knew, Pharaoh was still not humbled.

Pharaoh still believed he could make his own destiny, live his own way, treat people anyway he wanted, defy God and His people, and still stand strong.  But God baited a little trap for Pharaoh.  The Red Sea.  Pharaoh took the bait and of his own free will marched to his destruction.

When the sea opened and the Children of Israel went through to safety, the Egyptian armies followed, and then, suddenly, on the eleventh time Pharaoh had resisted God, Egypt was destroyed.  Their armies drowned in the sea, their nation ruined.  Pharaoh had been completely discredited and humiliated.

You see, darkness always overplays its hand.  God is still on the throne; God is still leading us and guiding us.  He is still eternal, invincible, and the Lord of the Hosts (Armies) of Heaven.

As Joseph said to his brothers after their betrayal…you (darkness) meant it for evil, but GOD MEANT IT FOR OUR GOOD, and the good of the whole world.

We are facing huge battles.  War is all around us, with accusations, and lies and deceit.  Perversion is called a human right, men, with all their man equipment, want to use the ladies’ room…and that is somehow noble?!  A first grader knows the difference.

The enemy is not these people, the enemy is the darkness that has enslaved them, that has deceived them, and that is destroying, killing and stealing everything good and decent.

Again, the Good News is this; God brought us here at the right place and the right time.  Our Red Sea.

Sooner or later in your life, you will face the impossible.  Your Red Sea.  War is coming.  You can’t be nice enough, enlightened enough, spiritual enough, educated enough, rich enough or even keep you head low enough to escape it.

The darkness will not relent.  There can be no quarter.  There can be no peace.  Like Pharaoh, darkness has had warning after warning, yet refuses to relent.  But God has number 11 on His agenda today…to destroy the works of darkness in that Red Sea.

God is  your SHEILD, your strength, your great reward, when you are in Christ Jesus.  He will never leave you nor forsake you.  The second you received Christ Jesus into your heart, you received the invitation to this Red Sea Show!

From the shore on the other side of the Red Sea (the blood of Jesus), you will watch and see the destruction of the darkness and sadly, those who choose to stay with the darkness.

Good News!  Jesus won the victory over Satan and darkness at the cross!  It is not coming, it has already happened!

Now the enemy is trying to make you believe that he can hurt you or destroy you from the other side of the Red Sea (the blood of Christ).  You see war all around you, death, sadness, destruction…yes you will and are seeing it with your eyes, but it is not your war…

Psalm 91:1-10, 14-16 (NLT)

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

This I declare about the Lord:

He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him.

For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.

He will cover you with His feathers.

He will shelter you with His wings.

His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.

Do not dread the disease that stalks in the darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.

Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.

If you make the Lord your refuge, if  you make the Most High you shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.

I will protect those who trust in my name.

When they call on me, I will answer;

I will be with them in trouble.

I will rescue and honor them.

I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”

-don’t surrender to fear, to insults or lies.  The war is already over for you who are in the blood of Christ Jesus.

Daryl Chesser

www.darylchesser.com                                                                                                   www.clifeministries.org

 

Could THIS be the MAN?

“SO I SOUGHT FOR A MAN AMONG THEM WHO WOULD MAKE A WALL, AND STAND IN THE GAP BEFORE ME ON BEHALF OF THE LAND, THAT I SHOULD NOT DESTROY IT, BUT I FOUND NO ONE.”

Ezekiel 22:30 NKJV

More than 2,000 years ago, a Virgin conceived a little Baby Boy by the Holy Spirit.

“Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.”

Luke :30-32 NKJV

That little Baby Boy was born in the little town of Bethlehem.

“Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.  So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

Luke 2:4-7 NKJV

That Child, at 12 years of age, astonished the teachers, listening to them and asking questions.

“Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.”

Luke 2:46 NKJV

That Baby Boy grew up and became a Man, causing the blind to see, causing the lame to walk, cleansing the lepers, causing the deaf to hear, raising the dead to life, and preaching the gospel to the poor.

“Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.”

Luke 7:22  NKJV

For that, this Baby Boy, who became The Man, was apprehended and taken captive by the religious society.  He was beaten until hardly recognizable with stripes on His back, crown of thorns on His Head, and His clothes being gambled away on that fateful day.

“So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him.  And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe  Then they said, “Hail, King of the Jews!”  And they struck Him with their hands.”

John 19:1-3 NKJV

“Behold, My Servant (JESUS) shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.  Just as many were astonished at you, so HIS VISAGE (HIS FACE) WAS MARRED MORE THAN ANY MAN, AND HIS FORM MORE THAN THE SONS OF MEN.,”

Isaiah 52:13-14 NKJV

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed,”

Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

“Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by Whose stripes you were healed.”

I Peter 2:24 NKJV

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as HIS DIVINE POWER HAS GIVEN TO US ALL THINGS THAT PERTAIN TO LIFE AND GODLINESS, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue. by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

II Peter 1:2-4 NKJV

THE MAN was then taken out of the city, bearing a cross, (Until Simon stepped in and carried it the rest of the way).  THE MAN was nailed to that cross, his wrists and ankles had spikes driven through them, and with a THUD … THIS MAN WAS HUNG ON THAT CROSS BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH … FOR YOU – FOR ME!

Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.”

Matthew 27:28-29 NKJV

In the last moments of THIS MAN on earth, He said, “I THIRST”, and a sponge full of sour wine was put to His mouth.

“After this, JESUS knowing that ALL things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”  Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.”

John 19:28 NKJV

THAT MAN, JESUS, THEN CRIED OUT, “IT . IS . FINISHED”!  AND EVERYTHING FOR WICH THE MAN HAD BEEN BORN – FOR WHICH HE HAD LIVED HIS LIFE – WAS COMPLETELY ACCOMPLISHED AND THE DIVINE EXCHANGE WAS COMPLETED BETWEEN JESUS AND EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE!

SOZO (SALVATION) WAS ACCOMPLISHED:  SALVATION – HEALIING – DELIVERANCE – PROSPERING (TO DO WELL IN ALL THINGS) – PRESERVATION – PROTECTION – BEING MADE WHOLE!

“So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “IT IS FINISHED!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.

John 19:30, 34

THE BODY OF THE MAN was then bound in strips of linen with spices and taken to a new tomb in the garden where He was crucified!

“Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury,  Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.  So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby,”

John 19:40-42

BUT THE STORY ISN’T YET COMPLETED!

    On the THIRD DAY, several of the women visited His grave, only to find the stone rolled away and an EMPTY TOMB!

“Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.  But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.  Then they went in and DID NOT FIND THE BODY OF THE LORD JESUS.  And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.

“HE IS NOT HERE, BUT IS RISEN!  Remember how He spoke to you when He was still iin Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'”  And they remembered His words.

Luke 24:1-4

And these women became the first ministers of the gospel as they ran to tell the disciples, “JESUS, THE MAN, IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD!  HIS GRAVE IS EMPTY!”

“Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.  It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles.  And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.”

Luke 24:6-11

“BUT THIS MAN (JESUS), AFTER HE HAD OFFERED ONE SACRIFICE FOR SINS FOREVER, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.”

Hebrews 10:12 NKJV

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His  shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever.  The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”

Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV

“FOR THERE IS ONE GOD AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS!!”

I Timothy 2:5 NKJV

I now ask you –

COULD THIS BE THE MAN GOD WAS LOOKING FOR

TO  MAKE A WALL

AND STAND IN THE GAP? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOES IT SEEM LIKE EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE IS BEING SHAKEN?

We are living in a day when it seems that everything all around us is shaking!  Families, Churches, Jobs, Relationships, certainly Politics, etc.  The list could go on and on and on.

We have already been told this in the Word of God.  EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE SHAKEN WILL BE SHAKEN!  It certainly seems to be the last of the last days.

JESUS is the only One NOT being shaken.  We can run to Him and hide in Him!

JESUS is our Rock, our Messiah, our Savior, our Healer, our Provider, our Sword, our Shield, our Comfort, our Joy, our Peace, our EVERLASTING FATHER, our Rose of Sharon, our Great and Morning Star, our Lily of the Valley, our Great Shepherd and the list could continue throughout this day.

Bottom line, JESUS IS ‘I AM’!  Always Present Tense!  Whatever you can name, JESUS IS!  He IS in your day today!  Whatever is shaking your world today, ‘I AM’ has already been there!

‘I AM’ – JESUS – is standing there with arms open wide to receive you and be with you.

If you do not know nor have this Great Stabilizer – JESUS – in your life today, all you have to do is confess that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God, our Father, has raised Him from the dead, and you are in the family of the Great ‘I AM’!

WELCOME to the family of God!

 “See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.”

Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.”

Hebrews 12:25-29 NKJV


			

ARISE, SHINE!

Arise, shine; For your light has come!  And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

For behold, THE DARKNESS SHALL COVER THE EARTH, AND DEEP DARKNESS THE PEOPLE;

BUT, the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you! (Isaiah 60:1-2)

Praise God for HIS WORD that gives us the understanding that it is DARKNESS upon our land and upon the people that causes a mayor and 7 of 11 city council members to pass such a resolution as was passed in Charlotte, NC last night, February 21, 2016.

They call it the ‘Non-Discrimination Ordinance’, which includes that regardless of your sex, you may use the bathroom for whichever sex you ‘feel’ you are.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

THIS IS NOT A ‘BLADDER’ PROBLEM!

Other bathrooms have been offered that anyone may use, but they are usually just for one person at a time, and are not ‘acceptable’ for this agenda.

THIS IS A CONTROL PROBLEM!

Our Father in heaven took note of what happened here in Charlotte last night, and in spite of such ‘darkness’, and lack of even common sense, God still loves these people!

God loves them (and us) so much, He sent His only begotten Son, JESUS CHRIST, to this earth for all of us. (John 3:16)

This same JESUS was beaten to a pulp, and He paid the price for any/all things that pertain to us this side of heaven.  (Sickness, Disease, Mental/Emotional Problems, etc., Financial)

Then JESUS was hung on an old rugged cross and paid the ultimate sacrifice through the shedding of His blood for all mankind, to WASH away ALL the sin of the world – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE!!

JESUS was buried, and three days later, GOD RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD, and today there is an empty tomb where He was laid to rest! (Matthew 28)

JESUS ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God, our Father!      (Mark 16:19)

AND THIS SAME JESUS CONTINUES TO LOVE TO THE UTTERMOST – AND, WITH HIS HOLY SPIRIT, HE DRAWS US TO HIM!  (John 6:44)

The choice is now in our court – will we receive JESUS?  Will we confess, ‘JESUS IS LORD’?  Will we believe in our heart that GOD HAS RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD?  (Romans 10:9)

As we do this, we receive that DIVINE EXCHANGE!

JESUS BECAME ALL WE WERE/ARE/WILL BE BY BEARING ALL OUR SINS AT THE CROSS THAT DAY – AND:

WE BECOME ALL THAT HE WAS AND IS!   JESUS CLOTHED US WITH HIS ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSENSS AND WE BECOME THE ‘RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS’!    (II Corinthians 5:21)

The WORD then goes on to tell us, we are in the position to see the GLORY OF THE LORD as never before!!

PRAISE GOD!

We now can sing:

I’m redeemed by Love Divine!

Glory, Glory, Christ is mine!

All to Him, I now resign!

I have been – I have been – REDEEMED!!

(I could not find the composer)

 AND:

LET THE GLORY OF THE LORD RISE AMONG US!

LET THE GLORY OF THE LORD RISE AMONG US!

LET THE PRAISES OF OUR KING RISE AMONG US!

LET IT RISE!

OH LET IT RISE!

(William Murphy)

Until next time, God bless  you, keep you and cause His Face to shine upon you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Psalm 127 (KJV)

1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

 Psalm 33:12 (KJV)

12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

 

During WWII, Irving Berlin penned a prayer, put it to music, and it reverberated across our nation!

 Kate Smith belted it out so beautifully, “GOD BLESS AMERICA”.

 As I was growing up, that was a song we sang in church, in school, at play, and anywhere and everywhere we went.  It was a time when we were so proud of our nation.  

We believed we had a big enemy, but we also believed in our great God Who was with us.  We didn’t have our nation divided as it is today.   

In all my 81 years, I have never seen nor ‘felt’ the divisions in our nation as they are today in February, 2016!  

Everyone and everything that can be divided seemingly has successfully been done by people who have an agenda and know exactly what they are doing!  

The election coming up is one of the most important – if not THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION – of my lifetime!  

We are at a great precipice and need God in our nation as much as we have ever needed Him!  

If you ever prayed, found out about the candidates, sought God regarding your vote, and VOTED, 2016 is certainly the year to do so!  

GOD BLESS AMERICA!  The ‘storm clouds’ are now across our land!

“While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,

Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free.  

Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, 

As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer….

God Bless America, Land that I love!  

Stand beside her, and guide her, 

Through the night with the LIGHT from above.  

From the mountains to the prairies, 

To the oceans white with foam!  

 GOD BLESS AMERICA, MY HOME SWEET HOME!

  GOD BLESS AMERICA, MY HOME SWEET HOME!”