Thursday, November 24, 2016

How To Show Your Love To Our Heavenly Father

Today is Thanksgiving Day and I found two very interesting YouTube videos I feel impress to share with you today.  I feel these two videos are in perfect timing as they teach us how to show our Love to our Heaven Father for all the wonderful love He gives to us.

The one teaches us how we can Kiss the Lord and the second one teaches how and why we are to give the Lord thanks for everything - even the simple small things that our loving Father gives us. He gives us many good, but yet little things, we sometimes hardly notice. Why does He do that? Because He is a loving Father that loves bless us. He also loves it when we take the time to love Him back with a kiss.

"What is God telling you to do that you are not doing - That could release a miracle in your life?"

If you have been blessed by these videos please share it with your family and friends. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't forget to give the Lord a kiss as you give Him thanks.

How To Show Your Love To Our Heavenly Father

Today is Thanksgiving Day and I found two very interesting YouTube videos I feel impress to share with you today.  I feel these two videos are in perfect timing as they teach us how to show our Love to our Heaven Father for all the wonderful love He gives to us.

The one teaches us how we can Kiss the Lord and the second one teaches how and why we are to give the Lord thanks for everything - even the simple small things that our loving Father gives us. He gives us many good, but yet little things, we sometimes hardly notice. Why does He do that? Because He is a loving Father that loves bless us. He also loves it when we take the time to love Him back with a kiss.

If you have been blessed by these videos please share it with your family and friends. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't forget to give the Lord a kiss as you give Him thanks.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10b NKJV

In Matthew 4:23 the Scripture says that Jesus went about teaching, preaching and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Have you ever wondered why there were so many sick people in Jesus' day? I had never thought of these until I woke up this morning. You know, things haven't changed much in 2000-plus years.  Even with all the advances in medicine, every three our of four Americans are sick.  Why?

Every where Jesus went He healed all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Notice the word disease is the word "ease" with a "dis" in front of it, which makes the word mean uneasy or the state of being opposite of being at ease. A person that is not at ease is troubled with worries. As I was meditation on this scripture the thought came to me that stress and worry is the root cause for the various health condition we Americans have.   

Jesus said, "In the world you will have tribulation . . ."  The word tribulation means stress.  In the latter part of that verse Jesus went on to say: " . . . Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."  Jesus tells us relax and to give our cares and our worries to Him and let Him go to work in our behalf.  1 Peter 5:7. 

Jesus says He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly. We Americans has mis-interpreted the abundant part as meaning abundant wealth instead of abundant health. I as guilty as anyone as I too have sacrificed my health in order to earn more money. I was unknowingly serving the god of Mammon.

Jesus warned - "DO NOT WORRY!", but we do it anyway because we have our priorities mixed up. To be a success is not based on how much money we have, how big our house is, what kind of car we drive, or how much stuff we have. All of these things I just mentioned are foolishness in God's eyes.

What did Jesus mean by "having life and having it more abundantly". He's talking about of a live of peace (ease) and happiness that can only be found in a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Through Jesus we are adopted into the family of God. True peace and happiness is enjoying your life in the blessings of Jesus and the love of family and friends. All that other stuff is just stuff that does not have any real value.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

John 2

Key words and phrases from John Chapter 2

John 2 New King James Version (NKJV)

On the third day - John 2:1a. - This phrase is mentioned 31-times in the Old Testament and 5-times in the New Testament.

. . . and the mother of Jesus was there . . .  - John 2:1b - This phrase or parts of this phrase is mentioned 5-times in the New Testament.

It has been said that the wedding feast that Jesus, His mother and his disciples are attending is that of the disciple John.  I don't have any real evidence to back it up, but I think the reason it is mentioned here is because the author is John, also known as "the disciple whom Jesus loved".

“They have no wine.” - John 2:3

“Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” - John 2:4

“Whatever He says to you, do it.” - John 2:5 - This is a key phrase to remember because obedience to Christ is to do what He says for us to do.

This beginning of signs . . . manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him. - John 2:11

My Father’s house - John 2:16 - This phrase or parts of this phrase is mentioned 19-times in the Old Testament and 3-times in the New Testament.

“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” - John 2:19 - This phrase is also repeated in verse 20.

“It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” John 2:20 - The phrase "in three days" is mentioned in verses 19 and 20.

But He was speaking of the temple of His body. 22 Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them;[c] and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.  - John 2:21-22

. . . many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did. - John 2:23

But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, . . . - John 2:24 - Jesus did not commit Himself to them because He did not trust them.  He knew these believers were weak and wishy washy.  He knew they did not take Him serious and He knew they were not committed to Him.

Key thought from this Chapter is this; Can Jesus trust me.  The believer says he trusts in Jesus, but does Jesus trust us.  How can we know if He trusts us?  Jesus said, "Well Done my good and faithful servant - if we have been faithful in managing even in a few things on earth then Jesus will trust us with management of many things in our eternal future. 

What is the Holy Spirit says to you?

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Book Of John

As I've stated in earlier posts I have been reading through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  I started with the New Testament first and after finishing it I felt the Lord wanted me to read all of the Old Testament as well.  I am so glad I did as I discovered things from the Old Testament that really cleared up a lot of things about the New.

The Lord opened my eyes with understanding like never before.  He began to speak to me through key phrases that almost jumped off the pages of as I was reading the Scriptures.  He let me see His heart and His desire to have an intimate relationship with each and every one of us on an individual bases.

When I finished the Old Testament the Lord impressed upon me to re-read the New Testament again. I was so surprised at how the Lord was speaking to me and revealing to me so many things I did not see or understand the first time I read through.

As of today I am almost finished reading the Book of John and the Lord has impressed upon me to slow down now and highlight some key words and phrases for my readers.  He is impressing upon me that He want to speak to the hearts of some specific people that will read one of more of the posts.

Todays key words and phrases are from John Chapter 1 are highlighted in yellow.  My comments are typed in green.

The Eternal Word

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it.

John’s Witness: The True Light

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.[b]

(My Personal Notes: To believe does not mean to think or to have an opinion.  To believe here means to completely trust - this is what it means to have faith in Jesus.  This must take place for a person to receive the gift of eternal life.)

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,[c] and His own[d] did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

(My Personal Note: By believing in His name we believe and understand who Jesus is.  The believer has the right to trust that he/she had the legitimate entitlement to the position as a child of God and being born again from death into new life in Christ.

Each person must individually trust Jesus Christ for eternal life.  It is a free gift to be received by faith and not a reward for achievement through any human effort.)

The Word Becomes Flesh

14 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.

15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’”

16 And[e] of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,[f] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

A Voice in the Wilderness

19 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”

20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”

21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?”

He said, “I am not.”

“Are you the Prophet?”

And he answered, “No.”

22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”

23 He said: “I am

‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“Make straight the way of the Lord,”’[g]
as the prophet Isaiah said.”

24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”

26 John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know. 27 It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”

28 These things were done in Bethabara[h] beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

The Lamb of God

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ 31 I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.”

32 And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.”

The First Disciples

35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”

They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”

39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.

Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah.[i] You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).

Philip and Nathanael

43 The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46 And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”

Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!”

48 Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”

49 Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”

50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter[j] you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Help Lord - The Devil Wants Me Dead! But, Jesus Wants Me To Live Life Abundantly!

You haven't heard from me since last month because I've been working on my new BLOG titled; "Help Lord - The Devil Wants Me Dead!  But, Jesus Wants Me To Live Life Abundantly!"  from John 10:10.   I've been studying the book of John and I love reading John because he really explains the heart of Jesus.

My interpretation of this verse, and the entire book if John, is Jesus' desire for His believers is to live our lives more abundantly and full of His joy.  Now some of you may be thinking I'm talking about financial prosperity and that is not it at all.

Jesus' earthly ministry was focused around teaching the people lessons on the kingdom of God and healing the sick.  In today's world so many of us are fat, sick and dying from heart attacks, stroke, cancer and many other illnesses.  Many of these diseases are self-inflicted poor nutrition and lack of exercise.

Now I am not judging anyone except myself.  I have unconsciously self-inflicted myself with various diseases because of my lifestyle.  Doctors have given me medications to treat the symptoms, but have not cured the cause.  If you watch TV at all today you have been exposed to all the many TV commercials for medications.  One thing that really stands out in those commercials is the warnings about the possible side effects.  After hearing all these dangers who in their right minds would go to their doctor and asked for his/her doctor to add these dangerous drugs to their long list of other meds they are already taking. 

The reason I created the new BLOG is because I have been doing a lot of online research for safe and natural alternative treatments that will treat the cause of the sickness that I'm plagued with.  The doctors are telling me if I will just exercise and lose weight I will feel much better.  Has your doctor told you that?  My doctors have also told me that I will have to be on these meds for the rest of my life.  This really made me angry so I started my research journey because I am determined to not be in bondage to meds for the rest of my life.

As a result of my research I've done some dietary changes and lost a few pounds, but the weight loss has stopped.  I eliminated the unhealthy foods and exercising more, and I am feeling somewhat better, but there is still something I'm missing.

Another thing that I found out in my research is that the meds I'm taking can cause weight gain, dizziness, elevated blood glucose A1C, sleep problems and joint problems.  Now you tell, me how will I be able to lose weight if the meds are keeping me from losing weight.

In my BLOG "Help Lord - The Devil Wants Me Dead!" I post YouTube videos by doctors and other health care professions that helped me to better understand how I can take better control of my health through education of the safe and natural healing methods that God has already provided for us all.  I have started implementing some additional changes and I will keep you informed of my progress if you subscribe to my BLOG.

A legal word of caution though.  I am not a doctor therefore I cannot give you any particular medical advise.  The only advise I can give is before beginning any diet or exercise program you must be under the supervision of a doctor.  If you doctor is not training in nutrition or does not believe in natural healing methods then I suggest you search for a doctor that has experience in treating the cause and not just the symptoms.

Jesus does not want us fat, sick, and dying.  He wants us to live life and to live it in abundant health.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

In Me You May Have Peace

In Me You May Have Peace

"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world youwillhave tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 NKJV

You May Have Peace - What?  We are supposed to have peace during tribulations like we are experiencing today?  Yes, Jesus is telling us we can allow ourselves to experience peace in Him.

Yesterday I watched a YouTube video of a wonderful 105 year old lady that, I think, confirms what Jesus is saying to us.  Please watch the video below:

105 Year Old Lady Shares The Secret To Happiness

Have you noticed how photos and videos, like those above  open our minds in ways we are not even aware of?  Advertisers use this form of imagery everyday to sell their products.  

Jesus used visual imagery by using a teaching tool of story telling and parables. Let me know what the Holy Spirit is saying to you today.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I Love the Lord Because

Psalm 116:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)

Pictures with words paint images of inspiration to the viewer.  I think images, like this on and the images below,  causes the viewer's subconscious mind to think and evaluate a their own life.  I think this time of unconscious logic or reasoning is when the Holy Spirit is able to speak to our hearts.

Do you feel you have been inspired by any of these images?  If, so which one(s) inspire you the most?  What is the Holy Spirit saying to you?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

And Jesus Said to Them, I Am the Bread of Life. He Who Comes to Me Shall Never Hunger, and He Who Believes in Me Shall Never Thirst

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Verse of the day - October 25, 2015

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I really enjoy the App because it allows me to create multiple choices of photo images or graphic images.  And, it also allows me to locate the scripture any where I want it located.  I can also use one of my personal photos and place the text where ever I think it looks best.

Check out the photos on the right.  The first one is a YouVerson App photo and the second one was created using one of my personal photos shot with my iPhone.

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Another good thing I like about the YouVersion App is that it allows me to share the verse of the day using finished photos, provided by YouVersion and, like these shown below:

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Out of His Heart Will Flow Rivers of Living Water.

Verse of the day:  John 7:38 New King James Version (NKJV)
38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”