Yesterday and today I’ve taken time to really go over the message Bro. Caleb spoke on yesterday. So many times we go through things and want to know how the outcome will be… And I finally realize that, all this time, the answer was right “at the back of the Book.” My heart is so overjoyed and my spirit is lifted. It’s not only the fact of the battle being over, it’s knowing that I am free! For so long the devil has created an illusion in my life. And what is an illusion? It’s when you think you see something that isn’t really there. Well, today I stand and say, “Devil, I dont know what you THOUGHT you saw in me, but I can tell you who I really am. I am a daughter of God.” Like we tell people sometimes, “You don’t know me!” Now I can say that to the devil. I’m going to press on and on with all I know! The world has nothing to offer me! The world has nothing to offer you, young people. We are striving for a rapture. Revelation 20:10 is the devil’s ending… Don’t let that be your testimony, too. Come to Jesus.
What a powerful thought we heard today on the Revelation of our enemy. We should not let these things slip as God brings them to our hearts. All the devil knows, is that he is the devil. All we should know, is that we are sons and daughters of God. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. I am looking in the back of the book as encouraged to see and tell Satan, you gone get it, you gone get it, you gone get it. Bro. Caleb told us we could find it in Revelation 20:10 or “Revelation 2010”. Praise God, I am a winner.
While in morning devotions today I came across a little devotion that I thought was pretty profound. It speaks so eloquently of the importance of honesty in our christian walk.
This also puts greater emphasis on the quote shared in an earlier post by Bro. Jack “Striking at the women and men both last night, and seeing them, in respect to the Word, stand up and admit they’re wrong, want God’s forgiveness, and to go on… This is the place to have a revival. If there’d be any revival I know of, it’d happen right along here, where honest hearts.”
– William Branham.
So, if you don’t mind I would love to share it with you. This comes from “Our Daily Bread”:
Today is National Honesty Day in the United States. It is a little-known designation for April 30, but an important one nonetheless.
Author M. Hirsh Goldberg established National Honesty Day in the early 1990s as a way to honor the honorable and encourage honesty. He said that April 30 was selected because “April begins with a day dedicated to lying [April Fool’s Day] and should end on a higher moral note.”
Honesty Day would be a good time to review the value of this trait according to God’s Word. Honesty is not as easy as it seems—but we please God by striving for it.
An understanding of honesty begins with recognizing that God—our ultimate example—is truth (Deut. 32:4) and that He cannot lie (Num. 23:19; Heb. 6:18). Also, He hates falsehood (Prov. 6:16-19). Beyond that, all lies have as their originator Satan himself (John 8:44).
For our part, we can use these Scriptures as our guide: “A righteous man hates lying” (Prov. 13:5); love rejoices in truth (1 Cor. 13:6); lying is part of the old nature (Col. 3:9); growth means setting aside deceit (1 Peter 2:1); and speaking truth declares righteousness (Prov. 12:17).
Let’s make every day Honesty Day.
Help me, dear Lord, to be honest and true
In all that I say and all that I do;
Give me the courage to do what is right,
To bring to the world a glimpse of Your light. —Fasick
People who trust God’s Word should be people whose word can be trusted.
When things get hard and you are ready to let go of yourself, remember, you aren’t the one holding it together in the first place; so, you aren’t the one to decided when to hold on and when to let go. Don’t give up! Psalms 37:25 says, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread.” God will not forsake you in the time of need. On the way up to calvary a tired Jesus fell to the ground unable to move forward. He had all power in His hand to turn the situation around… Yet, He never said a mumbling word… He looked 2,000 years down the road and saw you and me. He got up. Not because He wanted to, but because He had to! He didn’t give up on you so don’t you give up on Him! Jesus told Peter the devil desired to sift Him as wheat. Then He said, “But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” (Luke 22:32) God knows just how much you can bare! He has a prayer, a promise, looming over your life. When you are converted, brought to a change, have a shifting of mindset or beliefs, you may strengthen your brethren. This situation has to do with you but it’s not entirely about you. You may be going through for someone else. God knew you could take it and they couldn’t. So He allows you to go through it so you can lead them in the right direction when they come up to the same trial. God doesn’t enjoy listening to you murmur and complain. He doesn’t find glory out of that! He hates it just as much as you hate your trial. Yet, He puts up with you so you put up with your trial. Before the beginning of time God knew you and formed all your footsteps. He saw your high moments and your lowest of lows. He saw you for your past, present, and future. He saw you cry and He counted the tears. He knew how many you would cry before your trial was up. He counted your headaches and weighed their severity. He knew how much pain you could take before the trial was up. He measured your confusion knowing the perfect amount you would needed before you came to realize it’s not about you; but, it’s all about Him. He played each trial and circumstance out for you in His mind. And then, after it was all done, He formed you. He put every ability to overcome in you. He made you the ruler of your circumstances. You were created to master everything you go through. God’s thoughts are as real as you yourself are. That means the trials He thought for you were real. In His mind you REALLY had a trial; and, in His mind you REALLY overcame. God is more than able to help you in your trials. He is faithful and keeps ALL His promises!
Keep The Faith Saints!
God Bless You,
oh my my my, sis Alex u just nailed it to the bone. its amazing how many of us young people have so much energy for the world but none for the Word. If only we could really think deep about what ‘Calvary’ really means, and God opens our eyes, we would give everything we have to just say thank you for another day. God went all the way to pay the price and got a receipt for it too, just so we could live, and we can’t give all we have just to say thank you to a finished work? He was shamed in public and yet He never said a word, He still went all the way, but we find it hard to raise one hand to say THANK YOU LORD? And this is not because of people who would give their lives for u, but because of what they think about us. What does God think about that then?
We oughta praise Him all day long. Praise the Lord at all times and let His praises be continually in your mouth. Let everything that hath breath Praise Him, not some, but all. We are here to Worship God, so we should do it with everything.
I back you up a 100%. People go through their daily lives shouting at what happens around them. But when it comes to God, they are shy – and it isn’t right. Jesus deserves to have all the shouts and praises because if it weren’t for the message, we would have been lost. As this song says, ‘shine the light, show the world Jesus is the answer’. And it’s true He is.
Do what’s in Your Heart!
‘ello there 🙂
Well, this is my very first post on our church’s website. So (of course), I had a hard time trying to decide what to say with out sounding…Well, like I know the Message inside and out. So with that, I decided to write on a topic that has been somewhat, if you will, “burning within me”..’Do What’s in Your Heart’… So now, I suppose that saying can mean many different things…and there’s just so many channels it can flow through. However personally for me, this is how it touched me: Now, I guess when we are young adults in Christ going to church, it (for some odd reason) sees to be very “abnormal” to raise our hands, jump around, or say amen – loudly. Yet for the longest time, I always tried to figure out why in the world is it just so difficult? Of course, you have those who are skeptics and are very critical. Or you have those that joke around after service is over. Not because they’re your brother and are happy that you felt God’s presence, but rather to crush your experience and make fun. However, its like we think more eyes are watching us than we could ever imagine….Whereas in reality, none really are. When Bro. Diggs preached in Okeechobee (back in 2008)said “Do what’s in Your heart”, I could’ve screamed…But, I didn’t because the whole church was quiet..haha. Yet anyways, that made me see that there’s so much worship and so much love for God in my heart, but I’m slow to express it. I think that we’re too afraid to give God our all and our best. Its funny how we can scream and shout during a football game or a round of UNO, but when it comes to God, we’re as quiet as we can be. OR! We go to Youth meetings, where ever they may be, and express ourselves so freely. Yet when we’re back home at church, some of us act as if nothing ever happened to begin with. Isn’t that so sad? 🙁 Its easy to say “The Lord said, ‘Whether two or three are gathered in My Name’….” or “Let my lick of fire touch your lick of fire”…But..you know, there’s SO much more to that. There’s a bigger picture that you and I cannot see because we hinder ourselves because we, as young adults, desire to be “normal like the others” than like Him. I suppose this can correlate with Come Up Higher. We’ve ALL been invited, but its up to you to come on up. Oh but wait, first you have to come out, then come up. So I say to you my young friend, don’t be of a slothful spirit and not give God the praise that He so richly deserves. Do whatever is in YOUR heart 🙂
Okay dokey, peace be with you..Or in other words, Shalom 🙂
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