Once again, we are at the start of a new year; as always, we are looking to God for guidance and direction, because we cannot operate without Him.
For the Body of Christ, we have renewed hope, knowing that the time is at hand, and we must continue to represent Him in all holiness and righteousness as never before.
So much is happening so very quickly in the world today, as the scriptures are being fullfilled right before us. The Word of God speaks of a great falling away before the return of Christ, and this is being played out daily in the scheme of things on this earth. Mankind have distanced themselves from the God of the Bible, and have began to serve gods of their own making. It is time for the true people of God to make our calling and election sure.
God in His great love for us has given us free will, but many have used this free will to go following after strange gods, and strange doctrines, even as they continue to name the name of God.
This folly has crept into the church, even as it did in the times of the church...
It seems as if so many changes are taking place in such a little time, that we feel as if we are trying to play catch up more, and more each day. I find myself wondering where has time gone.
And as time goes by, I am also seing the Words of God coming to pass daily, and I am reminded that we are in the end times. We hear of so many wars, and rumors of war, that people seem to have become desensitized to it, as long as it is no in their backyard.
Crime, and immorality are on the increase, to the point that it has become the norm. Children are no longer safe even in their own homes.
Yet in spite of all this, God is still in control of all things, and will continue to let, until the enemy of our souls is taken away 2 Th. 2:7.
Our peace comes through Jesus Christ, and even in the midst of adversity, trials or tribulation, we can trust His promise to never leave us, nor forsake us. For it is the same Jesus that saves us, who's job it is to present us before the...
The Christmas Holidays have come and gone, and once again we come to the close of another year, and the beginning of yet another. As usual, I find myself taking self inventory, as I reflect on the goals I've accomplished, and those yet unfulfilled. It has been sometime now, that I stopped making "new year's resolutions", but instead, I have found that what works for me, is making a set of goals I would like to achieve for the new year. All year round, I check my goals, sometimes checking off the ones that I have accomplished, and sometimes adding new ones as they come up, and at year's end, I can see what I've accomplished, and where I need more work to be done.
Last year was a very trying time for me and my little family, and at the same we learned to make it through adversities. One of the major things we learned, was the value of very strong family ties. We found out that indeed, a many stranded cord is not very easily broken, and the family that prays together, and pulls together during the storm, will remain together after the storm is over. ...
Once again, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day in just a very short time. At the same time, we find ourselves living in an economy that has not been friendly to anyone the whole world over. There is trouble and turmoil on every hand, natural disasters in diverse places, new sickness, and diseases cropping up everywhere. There hardly seems to be anyone, or any country who has not been affected in some way.
Nevertheless, in the midst of all of this, there is Jesus, and for those of us who are called by His great name, there is peace, hope, and joy. His words, which are recorded in the Holy Scriptures (Bible), are life and strength to the believer, and while these are very trying times, we find that we still have a lot to be very thankful for. In the middle of a troubled world, there is still victory in Christ Jesus.
Personally, I am thankful for my health, and the health of my children, I am also thankful for those who have been a blessing to us in times of need. I am thankful to God for this country, the United Stated of...
Once again, we are celebrating the death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This Sunday, is Easter Sunday; a time when we as Christians remember the passion of Jesus Christ. We reflect on His suffering, death, and His resurrection from the dead. This is time of victory for the children of God. In so doing, He has vanquished death, and has purchased our full pardon, as he paid the ultimate price for our freedom, and reconcilliation back to the Father.
In that He rose from the dead, He has also given us power over death and the grave. He died, He rose from the dead, and he is coming again. This is what our salvation is all about, and what separates us Christians from any other religion of the world. Our God has done it all for us, and only require of us that we acknowledge what he has done for us, then follow His wonderful plan of salvation set forth for us in His holy Word, the Bible. No other God has done this, and no other God gives freely. He paid the penalty for our sins, and fulfilled His own righteous requirements on our behalf. He suffered,...
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isa. 9:6.
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us." Mat. 1:23.
"And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galillee, named Nazareth,
To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
And the angel said unto her, fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.
And behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call His name Jesus.
In view of the current world crisis situation, and the overall economic crunch both this country, and the whole world seems to be experiencing; we cannot loose site as people of God, as to the instructions God has left us in His Word. I can imagine that the presidency must be one of the loneliest places to be in todays world. So much is expected of you, and there is seldom any encouragement, the more things seems to go wrong.
Nevertheless, the Bible tells us that we must pray for our leaders, and heads of government, in order for us to live peacebly in this present world. Whether the president was our candidate of choise on not, the elections have long been over, and we as a nation need to support him, and do our part in keeping America the Land of the free, and the home of the Braves. I marvel at how even the people of God have forgotten that we are the Salt of the world. We are not supposed to get caught up in this world's political agenda, but rather, we should realize that we indeed are Embasadors of Christ, for our short sojourn on this...
Todayisthe4thof July, the nation's Independence Day. It is the day that the United States celebrate Their new freedom from the tirany from Great Britain. This happened many years ago, and still yearly, this event is celebrated with great pomp and ceremony, as it happens in any nation that has had to break free from under bondage to another.
This brings to mind that the whole world lies in bondage of sin, and in like manner, God, because of the great love He has for us, made a way for us to be set free. We receive our independence from sin and satan's power, by receiving Jesus Christ as our only Lord and Savior.
You see, He payed the penalty for sin on our behalf, in order to fulfill the righteous demands of a Holy God who said that: "the soul that sin, it shall die" Ezekiel 18:4. Jesus fulfilled this, as He died, a human sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. We are free from sin and satan's power, when we accept this complete offering for sin. Yes, there...
we would like to take this special time to wish every Mom a very happy ane blessed Mothers Day. It is a blessing for those of us to whom God has entrusted the task of being mothers. And what a learning experience it is, not for just the young child to who we have been assigned, but to us moms also. Nevertheless, God has left His word to follow, even for the raising of our children, and the Holy Spirit to be our guide, and divine instructor.
We need not feel as if we are alone, but we need instead to use the tools that God has made readily available for us to use. I had to learn early in my experience of being a mother, that even in this, we can call upon our Heavenly Father for help. So many people do not realize that the Holy Spirit will teach us how to raise our children as unto God. Ever heard the saying that children do not come with an instruction manual? well, I found out that this is not quite true. They do come with an instruction manual: The Holy Spirit, and the Word of God. The...
Today marks the end of the year 2008, and we find ourselves facing a brand new year. Last year was one filled with many challenges, and unrest all over the world, including a large number of natural disaters everywhere. For this cause so many of us are looking to the new year as one that will bring forth changes for the better.
Many of us are looking forward to a time of new beginings, and a deeper commitment to the things that matters most. It is a time when we can resolve to be all that we can be for the Lord.
For those of us who are called by the name of Christ, we are reminded that we are indeed the salt of the Earth. Therefore, let us be mindful of our real purpose in being here, and allow ourselves to be used of our Heavenly Father to do His most holy will.
We here at Christ Messenger Ministries, wish you and yours a very blessed new year, and may God be with you to give you guidance and direction thru the coming year. May the Lord ever bless and keep you is our prayer.