Thursday, 4 January 2018

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS




Love and do God Almighty’s will
We are commanded to love and to do the will of God Almighty not only for a year but throughout our lives.
 
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 22:37-39(KJV)
 
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:15(KJV)
 
Prayer
Prayer is important in the Christian life. It must line up with God Almighty’s will. It leads us in a closer intimate relationship to our Creator. We can pour our hearts out to God in prayer.
 
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:6(KJV)
 
Pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:17(KJV)
 
Worship
We can acknowledge God Almighty through worship, giving Him reverent
honour.
 
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Psalm 95:6(KJV)
 
 
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 150:6(KJV)
 
Bible reading everyday
It is very important to read the Holy Bible everyday. The only manual instruction for life and it will help us to grow spiritually.
 
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17(KJV)
 
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105(KJV)
 
Fasting
Helps you draw closer to God.
 
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 6:18(KJV)
 
New Year’s resolutions have a chance to succeed depending on your commitment but most importantly include our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the resolution.
 
With Blessing in Christ,
 
David & Gay




Monday, 18 December 2017

WHAT IS THE CHRISTMAS STORY ALL ABOUT?




Photo taken from Peasedown St John Bypass All Glory to God!

 

It’s not all about shepherd’s, it’s not all about manger scenes as we will call them. It’s all about God’s love. For you to celebrate Christmas honestly, you’ve got to deal with Jesus. That’s what this is all about!

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16(KJV)

 

You can buy all the presents you want to buy, give to all the people you want to buy for. The question is “Did you really celebrate Christmas or did you celebrate a holiday?” It is any wonder the world wants to call it a holiday? We’ll tell you why? Because deep down inside they know it has nothing to do with Jesus on their part. It has to do with money, materialism, food, pleasure, parties, commercialised festival and paganism.

 

Christmas is all about God coming to earth in the person of His Son Jesus Christ, living among men, dying on a cross, rising from the grave, ascended to the Father, seated at His right hand to hear the cries and pleas of His people and the sinners asking for forgiveness of their sin. That’s what this is all about!

 

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:3-4(KJV)

 

When you read or hear the Bible story next time, remember a lot of things where behind the scenes but significantly in the eyes of God. If you are one of those persons you would have to say today “Well you know I’ve never trusted Jesus, I have read or heard the story a few times, my mother and father they’ve read it or heard it too, but I didn’t really think it had very much significance for me”.

 

Let us tell you how significant it really is, if you ignore it you will die and be eternally separated from God Almighty period! No more hope, No second chance, eternally separated from God. That’s how significant it is. It’s not a holiday, It is a moment of time when you have the privilege of asking Christ into your life. That’s what we pray you will do. You say “What do I say?” You just say something like this to Him….... God, I’m a sinner, I’ve blown it bad Lord, but I believe what I just read and I’m asking you to forgive me of my sins. I don’t deserve it, there’s nothing I know I can do. I’m asking you to forgive me because you promised that, and at this moment I receive Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour to follow Him from this day forward. If you tell Him that, God will forgive you. No matter what you have done, where you have been, where you are now. He will transform your life and take you to heaven.

 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9(KJV)

 

For all of us who are believers we would ask again, how could you ever keep this message to yourself?

When you have a relationship with Jesus, you can have access to God and enjoy all the benefits of His promises.


With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay

Saturday, 25 November 2017

WHAT HINDERS GOD'S LOVE?



Heart found deep inside a pepper in our kitchen.


 

Our hearts are like windows on a house that allow the light of well lit rooms to shine out into the darkness of a surrounding night. Our hearts allow the love of our heavenly Father to shine out to Him and others.

But just as the windows on a house can become covered with dirt or by curtains, our hearts can also be covered by spiritual dirt and spiritual curtains. When our hearts are covered it hinders the light of God’s love from being released.

 

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:8(KJV)

 

1.Sin

Sin causes the love in our hearts to grow cold.

 

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Matthew 24:12(KJV)

 

We must guard our hearts from the deceptiveness of sin, lest we lose our sensitivity to the love of God.

 

2. Not responding to the needs of others.

Love can be shut off in our hearts when we purposely close ourselves off from others needs. When we see a need and we do not respond, our hearts become closed off to the love of God.

 

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

1 John 3:17(KJV)

 

3. Guilt

Our remorse over sinful behaviour can subtly convince us that we are unworthy of God’s love. This is a trap of the devil. We have the assurance of Scripture that the Father loves us completely.

 

That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

Colossians 2:2(KJV)

 

4. Lack of Knowledge

Our love needs knowledge and discernment. If our love does not have knowledge and discernment we will approve things that will condemn us.

 

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.

Philippians 1:9-10(KJV)

 

But now that we have salvation through Jesus Christ, the power of His resurrection, and the Holy Spirit who heals our hearts of the brokenness of the past. Because Jesus came to heal the broken hearted, we can love freely with the love that God has poured out into our hearts.

The good news for us is that Jesus came to bear our sins, failures and sorrows so that we could freely allow the love that He has placed in our hearts to flow out to God and to others.

 

With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay

Monday, 30 October 2017

WOULD YOU LIKE A ‘TREAT OR A TREAT’?




No one likes to be tricked! But did you know that there is someone who wants to trick you? The devil is a liar.
 
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:44(KJV)
 
 
He wants you to believe that you don't need to think about where you will go when you die. But the truth is that "It is appointed unto every man once to die and after the judgement. You never know when to face God. It could be this very day! Are you ready to meet Him?
 
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Hebrews 9:27(KJV)
 
 
The devil also wants you to believe that you will go to heaven as long as you are a good person. This is also a trick! The truth is that " There is none righteous"!
 
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 3:10(KJV)
 
The Bible tells us that if we have broken even one of God's commandments, we are guilty of breaking all His laws.

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
James 2:10(KJV)
 
 
God's standard is perfection and no human has ever met up to that requirement. For all have sinned.
 
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:23(KJV)
 
This is where the treat comes in! Even though God cannot allow sin in His presence and we can never measure up to His standard and He was willing to take the punishment that we deserved. For He (God) hath made (Jesus) to be sin for us.
 
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV)
 
Jesus, God's perfect son, took your sins upon Himself. He allowed Himself to be crucified. God judged your sin through the death of His Son.
 
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:16-17(KJV)
 
Jesus died and three days He rose again from the grave, proving that He is God and that He has the power to save from sin. He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.
 
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
John 11:25(KJV)
 
 
The Bible says:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:9(KJV)
 
Wouldn’t you rather reject the tricks the devil is trying to play on you or accept the free gift of eternal salvation that Jesus offers to you instead?
 
You simply need to:
1. Admit you are a sinner. Tell God that you have broken His commandments.
2. Believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven. He died to take the punishment of your sins and rose again to give you eternal life with Him.
3. Call on Jesus and ask Him to forgive your sins and give you the eternal life that He offers freely.
 
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:13(KJV)
 
With Blessing in Christ,
 
David & Gay
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Friday, 22 September 2017

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Monday, 28 August 2017

THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST





 
The Holy Bible tells us about the blood from Genesis to Revelation and many people wonder why God demands blood. Blood stands for life. When blood leaves your body that means life is gone.
 
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Leviticus 17:11(KJV)

From the third chapter of Genesis, when man was in the Garden of Eden and he broke God’s Law, he rebelled against God and he found out that he was naked and God went out into the field and slew some animals and shed some blood in order to take the skin and cover their nakedness. From that moment on blood has been shed as a symbol of our salvation.
Cain and Abel had apparently been instructed how to worship God and Cain paid no attention, he brought some vegetables to God as an offering, God rejected it. Abel brought a blood sacrifice a calf and offered it to the Lord and God accepted it. Cain grew very angry and very jealous of his brother and slew him. That was the first murder and blood again was slain, shed in anger and war has been going on between brothers and the human race ever since. Jesus said there will be wars and rumours of wars till the end of time.
When Moses was down in Egypt, trying to get the people out of Egypt, trying to get them into the promise land. He was having this debate with Pharaoh .God said and you remember alright tell them I’m going to kill the first born in all of Egypt tonight. Tell the Jewish people to go out and slay a lamb without blemish and put the blood on the door post. When I see the blood I will Passover, not when I see the good works and that was the beginning of the Passover. God said when I see the blood I will Passover you.

And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

Exodus 12:13(KJV)

 There are several great words on the power and the value of the blood.

1. Redemption (which means deliverance)

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1 Peter 1:18-19(KJV)

 

The Bible teaches that we as a human race are in the pawnshop of the devil and by disobedience we’re enslaved spiritually under his authority. Unable to redeem ourselves, and Christ died on the cross and paid the price for our salvation and redeemed us by the giving of His own blood. He gave His blood to pay for our sins to redeem us and if you’re not under the blood you’re not going to heaven. You must be under the blood. Are you sure that, that experience has been yours? You have to repent of sin and receive Christ into your own heart.
 
2. Remission (which means forgiveness)

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Matthew 26:28(KJV)

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Hebrews 9:22(KJV)

 The blood you see is a shadow and the type in the Old Testament and it was sprinkled on the tabernacle, the vessels, the book, and the congregations annually and this action enabled God to forgive sins. Divine justice was satisfied and Divine mercy extended through the types of blood. And Jesus in His death on the cross made possible the forgiveness of sins through His blood. This is the heart of the gospel. There is no gospel but this.

 3. Justification (which means to be free from blame, to be proven innocent.)

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8(KJV)

We cannot do it ourselves its impossible. You can work all your life and do good works and pay money to the church, but that won’t justify you. The only thing that will justify you in heaven, on earth or in hell is the blood of Jesus Christ, and justification means also just as though you’re never sinned. That’s the power of the blood.

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 3:24(KJV)

Notice His Grace, Grace is unmerited favour, something we don’t deserve. We don’t deserve our sins forgiven, we don’t deserve to go to heaven, we’ll be honest with you, we don’t deserve it, we deserve hell, but we received forgiveness and justification and our names written in the Book of Life, and we are going to receive heaven forever because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

 4. Cleansing

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 1:7(KJV)

When you come to the cross not only does He cleanse all the past sins, but that blood is available for any present or future sins. So that you stand before God justified and pure ready to go to heaven. That’s a marvellous thing to have happen to you. God can no longer see yours sins. We’re cleansed by the blood in the spiritual realm. The process is that of repentance and faith to all who will forsake sin, God offers a new chance. Wouldn’t that be wonderful a brand new start in life to be born from above, to be born anew, to start over and all the past sins forgiven, that’s what God offers you.

 5. Peace

And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Colossians 1:20(KJV)

 

Because of the blood of Jesus Christ we can have peace. There are 3 types of peace spoken in the Bible. First is peace with God. He makes peace at the cross. Then there’s the peace of God the Holy Spirit produces in you, when you come to Christ you have a peace that you have never known before. Think of the restlessness in the world today. Among so many of us, the pressures that we live under but to think of having peace in the midst of it all and then there is peace between nations and that’s going to happen someday when Jesus comes back again and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You can have that peace here and now.In the midst of the troubles and trials, and discouragements of life and the pressures of life you can have the peace of God which passeth all understanding.

If you have pardon from God you can stand before anything in this world with peace in your heart, because if you’re ready to die you’re ready to live. And you’ve already been pardoned because of Christ free pardon for sin, we’re not afraid of anything at the judgement because of the blood of Christ.

It was all done at the cross; it saves sinners like you and me. Is the blood of Jesus Christ sprinkled on the door of your heart? Will the judgement of God Passover you? Or are you gonna have to face the judgement of God? Which of it is it going to be?

 

With Blessing in Christ,
 
David & Gay


Sunday, 30 July 2017

OBSTACLES IN COMING TO CHRIST




Many of you would like to know Jesus and would like to get close to Jesus. You would like to have Jesus in your heart and you would like to have salvation but you face many obstacles.

 

What are they?

 
1. Pride

The Bible teaches that pride keeps more people from Christ than any other sin. The sin of pride. Pride is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and keeping it for ourselves. The Bible says God resisteth the proud but give grace to the humble.


But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

James 4:6(KJV)


Jesus said we are to become His little children to be converted.


And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:3(KJV)


2. Idolatry

Creating a god in our mind or anything that replaces God in our lives. It keeps us from Christ. Idolatry happens when we idolize ourselves, we idolize man, we idolize material things and all of these things become false gods. The Bible says these who commit idolatry shall have their part in the lake of fire.

 

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 21:8(KJV)


The Bible says thou shall have no other gods and shall not make any graven image nor bow down thyself to them.


Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Exodus 20:3-5(KJV)


 

3. Worldliness

The interest or pleasure of this world. There are many of us who are selling our soul for a little bit of this world. Suppose you have all the gold, oil, diamonds, and all the wealth of the whole world and all the degrees of education and lose your soul.

 

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Matthew 16:26(KJV)


The Bible says we need to give up the wrong things that are in the world, the lust, greed, hate, prejudice, and the materialism part of the world that’s wrong. We have to turn from those things when we come to Christ.

 

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John 2:15(KJV)


4. Secret sin

Our families and friends may not even know about our secret sins but we know. Most of all nothing is hid from God and He is speaking to us about our secret sin. Perhaps we have been battling with the hidden man of our hearts with the secret sins. Confess them to Christ, come to the cross and bring those secret sins before the Lord and surrender everything to Him.


In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.


Romans 2:16(KJV)

 

The Bible says God will judge every secret things whether good or evil.


Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14(KJV)


5. Self Righteousness

Is another thing that keeps people from Christ. They have a very good opinion of themselves and their own character and yet are not cleansed from their filthiness of their hearts.

 

There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Proverbs 30:12(KJV)


Saying we are good when we are bad. Saying we are good but actually we are sinning, breaking God’s law. Confident of one’s own righteousness.

 

For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Romans 10:3(KJV)

With Blessing in Christ,

David & Gay

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