Thursday, April 27, 2017

Romans 7:6 But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit. (NLT)
The power of the law is not what it requires – its power is the authority we willingly give to its ability to produce righteousness. The law may well define righteousness in our behavior but it has no power to produce it in our hearts. The power of the law demands the submission of our will regardless of our motive. Fear of consequences will inspire obedience to the law but it will not challenge our constant struggle to remain submissive. We do not die to the obligation to heed the moral, social and civil requirements of the law; but our new-birth changes our motive from struggling compliance to avoid consequences toward willing submission to enjoy intimate fellowship. The Holy Spirit guides us from demanding obligation toward willing obedience. The law no longer defines my righteousness – my righteousness is provided by the gracious merciful sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The law defines the chasm between my sin-nature and an infinitely holy God – Jesus Christ has not eliminated my compliance with what the Law commands; but He has provided the pure motive for my willingness to obey. The reverent fear of God allows the law to transform my thinking rather than simply control my behavior. The old way demanded precise obedience to every detail to avoid punishment and reveal the struggle of man’s rebellion – the new way uses humble devotion to transform my rebellion into willing compliance to experience intimate fellowship. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 27/ Luke 19:28-48; 1 Kings 1,2


Thu, April 27, 2017
Our Infinite Worth in Christ
No matter how insignificant he may have been before, a man becomes significant the moment he has had an encounter with the Son of God. When the Lord lays His hand upon a man, that man ceases at once to be ordinary. He immediately becomes extraordinary, and his life takes on cosmic significance. The angels in heaven take notice of him and go forth to become his ministers (Hebrews 1:14). Though the man had before been only one of the faceless multitude, a mere cipher in the universe, an invisible dust grain blown across endless wastes--now he gets a face and a name and a place in the scheme of meaningful things. Christ knows His own sheep “by name.”
A young preacher introduced himself to the pastor of a great metropolitan church with the words, “I am just the pastor of a small church upcountry.” “Son,” replied the wise minister, “there are no small churches.” And there are no unknown Christians, no insignificant sons of God. Each one signifies, each is a “sign” drawing the attention of
the Triune God day and night upon him. The faceless man has a face, the nameless man a name, when Jesus picks him out of the multitude and calls him to Himself.
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
Colossians 2:9-10
As de Molinos put it: "he that hath God, hath everything; and he what hath Him not, hath nothing." In Christ we have God. We have everything worthwhile!
O Lord, I am Yours and You are mine. What infinite worth!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

True repentance is always accompanied by sorrow.
Repentance is a deep, radical, fundamental, lasting change;
and you will find that, whenever you meet with it in Scripture,
it is always accompanied with sorrow for past sin. And rest assured of this fact - that the repentance which has no tear in its eye, and no mourning for sin in its heart, is a repentance which needs to be repented of.
I say again that we have need to stand in doubt of that repentance which is not accompanied with mourning for sin; and even when Christ is clearly seen by faith, and sin is pardoned, and the man knows that it is forgiven, he does not cease to mourn for sin.
Nay, brethren, his mourning becomes deeper as his knowledge of his guilt becomes greater; and his hatred of sin grows in proportion as he understands that love of Christ by which his sin is put away.
In true believers, mourning for sin is chastened and sweetened, and, in one sense, the fang of bitterness is taken out; but, in another sense, the more we realize our indebtedness to God’s grace, and the more we see of the sufferings of Christ in order to our redemption, the more do we hate sin and the more do we lament that we ever fell into it. I am sure it is so, and that every Christian’s experience will confirm what I say.
Charles Spurgeon

In Need of a New Heart
Would you know the reason why so many hear the Gospel year after year, and yet remain unmoved by it? Their minds seem like Bunyan’s “slough of despond.”
Cartloads of good instruction are poured into them without producing any good effect. Their reason is convinced. Their head assents to the truth. Their conscience is sometimes pricked. Their feelings are sometimes roused. Why then do they stick fast? Why do they tarry? It is their hearts which are in fault! Some secret idol chains them down to the earth, and keeps them tied hand and foot, so that they cannot move. They need a new heart. Their picture is drawn faithfully by Ezekiel, “They sit before you as my people, and they hear your words—but they will not do them—for with their mouth they show much love—but their heart goes after their covetousness.” (Ezek. 33:31.) ~ J.C. Ryle

The great healer ---For a reason known only to God. He appointed humans to be His partners in the work of caring for creation ( Genesis 2:15 ), and doctored are amongst them. Doctors study medical science and learned how Got designed the body. They used this knowledge to help restore to a healthy condition. But the only reason doctors can do anything to make us better is that God created us with. the ability to heal. Surgeons would be useless if incisions didn't heal.
Scientists can learn how God created our bodies to function, and they devise therapies to help restore or cure us .but they are not healers God is ( EXODUS 15:26 ).Doctors simply cooperate with God's original intent and design.
So I am grateful for science and doctors and so our much much more, and our thanksgiving goes to God, who designed an orderly universe and us with minds that can discover how it works. I believe, and so should All, therefore, that all healing is Devine because no healing takes place apart from God!
We should say to God, you are the healer the great doctor above all doctors, and I ask for healing, whether mind, body, spirit or in all of these. I believe You give what is best for us. Thank You for Your goodness, kindness, and Love In All Things. In all things that are of Good We give praise and Give you thanks, O Father, in Jesus Precious Holy Loving Name Amen!
Be healed my family, friends, and sister and brothers around the earth, AMEN

God is. And we can focus on Him .often we need to remind Ourselves. We focus on the difficulties of life and how to get through each day.And where is the Love? But if we pause and consider all that God has done for us, we remember how much we are loved by God, who is Love (1 JOHN:4:8-10).
Have the List in our minds the benefits GOD showers on us In Love | He Forgives our Sins (v3).He satisfies us with good things (v5)and executes righteousness and Justice (v6).He is slow to anger and abounds in mercy (v8). He does not deal with us our sins Deserve (v10). And has removed our sins as far as the east is from the West(v12).He has not forgotten us! God is love, that's what He is Love, and He's pouring out that Love on you and me! ( Our God is God - He's Love remains each day the Same - He's faithful to His matchless name - For God is God - He does not change - let us Stay tight with Him and do not change. The death of Christ is the full measure of Gods Love for All!
Power in Praise, whether we're facing a battle of any kind or feeling trapped, we can glorify our God in our hearts and song. Truly - " The Lord is great and greatly to be praised " Past 96:40 ")
Dear God you are Holy and Good. I worship you each day, like many other brothers and sisters do, despite that cloud which clouds some our visions of you. Let our souls tell of your Glory Forever! Thank you, Father fo our numerous blessings, in Jesus name Amen! Love you and Love all Dennis 
Matthew 4:19-20 Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
If our primary motive of faith is personal ambition or gain through our devotion or service we waste the resources and reject the true purpose of His sacrifice. The Word clearly declares that Jesus Christ is the source of our promise and process. Jesus makes us effective ‘fishers of men’ by using circumstances and others to refine and mature our faith. How easy it is to blame the church or our leadership for our failure to grow spiritually – we resists the hand of God that disciplines and matures us through disagreement and disappointment of our expectations. The problem of speck vs. beam often inhibits spiritual maturity in our own lives. If we look to others for the character of Christ we will often be disappointed – even more, we may find ourselves doubting the hand of God within ourselves. ‘Follow Me’ has more to do with emulating Christ’s character and faith than duplicating His works. Discipline is not defined by what I see needs to be done – it is the willingness to accept what needs to be done in me. To follow Christ is to abandon all personal ambition and desire His will alone, in our lives. To passionately desire the guidance and humbly accept the discipline of the Holy Spirit.
Read through the Bible in one year – April 26/ Luke 19:1-27; 2 Samuel 23,24


Wed, April 26, 2017
Ennobled in Christ
One of the heaviest thoughts that can visit the human heart is the insignificance of the average man. Seen against the long procession of the ages and the countless multitudes of people who have inhabited the earth, we are each one no more than a grain of sand on the wide seashore.

It takes some reflection to make this appear to our minds as it really is. The human ego may be counted upon to accent our individual worth and to give a false permanence to what is anything but permanent. A man in his pride may feel himself to be so important that it is hard for him to visualize the world as continuing to endure after he is removed from the scene; but all we need to do is to wait. Time will grind him to dust and toss him to the winds; his friends will disappear one by one from their old familiar haunts, and there will be no one left to remember him. The passing generations will sift over him layer upon layer of forgetfulness, and he will no longer have any earthly meaning. He will cease to be a name and will become merely a statistic.

This consideration, if no other, should dispose us to embrace the message of Christ. That message is so full and so comprehensive that it is never possible to state in one paragraph or one page or one volume all that it is. It is doubtful, in fact, whether all the world could contain the books if the whole wonder of the gospel were to be written. But not the least among the benefits of the Cross is its dignification of the individual.

Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba, Father.' So you are no longer a slave, but a son; aand since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
Galatians 4::6-7

In ourselves we are a nothing. In Christ we have worth--eternal worth. Through faith in Him we become children of God.

In myself I am a nothing. But in You I have eternal worth. Thank You, in Jesus' name.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Taking Root-----Jesus talked about seed and soils. In a parable in MATHEW 13, about what happens when the seeds of the Gospel is sown on various kinds of ground. He said that seeds that land on stones and "not much earth, grow quickly but then die in the sun ( vv5-6). He is speaking of a person who has heard and received the Gospel, but in whose life the message does not take root. When trouble comes, this person- who is not a genuine believer falls away!
How grateful we can be for JESUS ' words that conclude this parable ." He who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the Word and understands it, who indeed bears Fruit "(v23).What a reminder of both the privilege and the responsibility that accompanies our Salvation.
Praise GOD for the seed of the Gospel and the soil of spiritual growth, Lord I will be the soil, in which you plant your Word with its promise of fruit, I want to be open hearted to You each and every day, so what you have planted in me will take Root!
[ A heart open to God is Soil in which,
You can plant your Word, with its
Promise of Fruit "; I want to be open,
To You every day, so what you have
Planted takes root!
A heart open to God is soil in which, the seed of His Word can flourish: Thank you, Father, put people in my life today, seed, who have seed, and I give you thanks , and I pray for All in Jesus Holy Name !
Lead me guide me steer me! Love You and Love All DENNIS ". AMEN "!
Matthew 11:1 ¶ Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.
Waiting upon God with expectant hope is to place our lives under the sovereign care of our Lord – God is not looking for creative energy; He is looking for those who will listen, learn, obey and serve His purpose and plan. The commands of Christ have been delivered to all believers – our only reason for disregard is our neglect of Bible study. Christ left us with clear instruction based upon our faith in His redemption – we have been purchased by His precious blood to serve the eternal plan of the Father and we are obligated to be salt and light to a world facing His justice. Christ exhibited one passion during His brief earthly ministry; to share the Father’s eternal plan and purpose with mankind – the torch has been passed. We are not redeemed to simply exist in our churches until he returns to claim His own – our churches must be a place of instruction, correction, growth and resource for spiritual maturity and service, not a refuge to escape our duties of stewardship. Individually, we have been gifted by His Spirit to declare the gospel to the world. Some are called to give up everything to serve our Lord, but everyone is called to give up something to accept His call to service. We are stewards of our time, talents and resources to simply use them to expand His kingdom. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 25/ Luke 18:24-43; 2 Samuel 21,22


Tue, April 25, 2017
Ministry Qualifications
Leadership requires vision, and whence will vision come except from hours spent in the presence of God in humble and fervent prayer? All things else being equal, a praying woman will know the will of God for the church far better than a prayerless man.

We do not here advocate the turning of the churches over to the women, but we do advocate a recognition of proper spiritual qualifications for leadership among the men if they are to continue to decide the direction the churches shall take. The accident of being a man is not enough. Spiritual manhood alone qualifies.

“Choose seven men from among you,” commanded the apostles, “who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them” (Acts 6:3). The men chosen as a consequence of this directive became the first deacons of the church. Thus the direction of certain church affairs was put into the hands of men spiritually qualified. Should we not maintain the same standards today?

Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and widom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.
Acts 6:3-4

Interesting, isn't it, and strikingly significant that both the ministry of the word and the ministry of table-waiting in the church required men full of the Spirit and wisdom. Stephen began as a table-server.

Any service for You, Lord, requires the fullness of Your Spirit in the servers. May I remember that its value does not depend upon human recognition and status.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Process of Holiness
We ask that God would make us holy. It is a good request indeed. But are we prepared to be sanctified by any process that God in His wisdom may call on us to pass through?
Are we ready to be purified by affliction, weaned from the world by bereavements, drawn nearer to God by losses, sicknesses and sorrow? Alas! these are hard questions. But if we are not, our Lord might well say to us, “You don’t know what you are asking.”
~ J.C. Ryle

The J.C. Ryle Archive : The Process of Holiness

The J.C. Ryle Archive : The Process of Holiness

The J.C. Ryle Archive : Christ is a Complete Savior

The J.C. Ryle Archive : Christ is a Complete Savior

Jesus the Christ - Everyone including His disciples, thought that Jesus crucifixion spelled the end of the One who had dared to defy the established religious order of His day. However when Jesus Christ rose from the dead. He demonstrated mightily God's incomparable Power and Glory!
The day is coming when our beloved Jesus will return in Glory, to Rule - What Is Rightfully HIS! On that day every knee will bow before Him and say " Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and Glory and blessings !" Read -REVELATION 5:12). Jesus the Lamb who is also the Lion. Deserves our Praise- To honour'Our KING". His praises we sing !" Every knee in heaven is bending- To the Lamb for sinners Slain; Every voice and harp is Swelling- " Worthy is the Lamb to reign !"
To Honour our KING, His Praises we Sing !, We are of real great value to our Loving beyond description. Those who don't know Him are lost in their sins. Christ paid the ultimate price by His sacrifice for All who accept, Him as Lord and savior. Those we know who are lost, Let us come to Lord in prayer and Ask Him to give us opportunities to share the Good News with them so they can repent of their sins and be found by Our gracious GOD. !The Lord has come to seek and save
The World that is lost in sin;
And everyone who comes to Him
Will be restored and changed within --Sper"
Admit you are lost, and you definitely be Found!
Thank you, Father, in Jesus holy Name, I love and pray for All AMEN

Col 2:9-10 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
If God did not provide one more blessing or decided to end my earthly existence, the sweet perfume and comfort of the eternal hope and promise would keep me in His loving embrace. I must never allow my humble gratitude for His immeasurable grace and mercy to find its motivation in worldly expectation more than the richness of His presence – it is a priceless benefit to remember all the goodness of God and the boundless provision of His Holy Spirit. The sweetness of God is not the result of blessings; it is my growing awareness of His gracious care, merciful presence, and loving promise. The fullness of God is not found in our service to God, but our intimate devotion and hunger for God. My completeness is not measured by what I accomplish or my ability to walk in sinless perfection – it is my humble gratitude for what my Lord has given and my passionate desire to live by His commands. We will not experience the fullness of God until we have shed these earthen vessels with their sin-nature and are given our glorified bodies to experience all our Lord has promised. Jesus Christ walked this earth, died on the cross and was resurrected into His glory to reveal our potential and provide our access. The suffering of our Lord and His glorious resurrection were revealed to keep our focus upon the provision, plan, purpose and promise of our sovereign creator. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 24/ Luke 18:1-23; 2 Samuel 19,20

It was wonderful, believing and knowing that Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord helped me realize that because God created me in HIS image (Genes 1:7). I'm not stupid or anything else that worldly people often think, "but I'm fearfully and wonderfully made " Psalms 139:15 ). God, Himself declares that All He is "very Good". Genesis 1:31). And the psalms remind us that we are "skillfully wrought" Psalms 139:15).
The psalmist David described how God knows each one of us intimately: O Lord you have searched me and know me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; you understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my Path and lying down, and you're acquainted with all my ways ".
Not only are we wonderfully made but because of Christ's death on the cross and that precious blood, we can also be restored to a right relationship with God ." If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation--- All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ " ( 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 NIV). ).
In His image God created man
He formed his body from the dust of the earth;
But more than that, to All who are in Christ
He gives eternal life by second birth ._Hess
Each person is a unique expression,
Of God's loving design.


Mon, April 24, 2017
Men of Prayer
Prayer is not a work that can be allocated to one or another group in the church. it is everybody’s responsibility; it is everybody’s privilege. Prayer is the respiratory function of the church; without it we suffocate and die at last, like a living body deprived of the breath of life. Prayer knows no sex, for the soul has no sex, and it is the soul that must pray. Women can pray, and their prayers will be answered; but so can man, and so should men if they are to fill the place God has given them in the church.

Let us watch that we do not slide imperceptibly to a state where the women do the praying and the men run the churches. Men who do not pray have no right to direct church affairs. We believe in the leadership of men within the spiritual community of the saints, but that leadership should be won by spiritual worth.

Epaphras . . . is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully asssured.
Colossians 4:12-13

Prayer is never the least we can do, it is always the most! Epaphras, a man, was always wrestling in prayer for the Colossians that they might progress to full spiritual maturity. Would that every church had an Epaphras!

Make me an Epaphras, Lord.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The World is Watching the Christian
Let us often ask ourselves whether we are doing good or harm in the world. We cannot live to ourselves, if we are Christians.
The eyes of many will always be upon us. Men will judge by what they see, far more than by what they hear. If they see the Christian contradicting by his practice what he professes to believe, they are justly stumbled and offended. For the world’s sake, as well as for our own, let us labor to be eminently holy. Let us endeavor to make our religion beautiful in the eyes of men, and to adorn the doctrine of Christ in all things. ~ J.C. Ryle

The cross was the turning point for All who now trust Christ for salvation. And ever since the Crucifixion and the shedding of His blood, the tree or other term rugged cross which has become a remarkable symbol that represents the sacrificial death of the Son of God for our deliverance from sin and death. The Cross is the turning point for All who trust Christ for their salvation. And ever since the crucifixion, it has become a remarkable symbol that represents the sacrificial death of the Son of God for our deliverance from sin and death. The cross is the inexpressibly wonderful evidence of Gods love for us!
Lord may our hearts give you praise whenever we see the cross for you gave yourself for us in love.Christ gave His life on the tree for our salvation. Love you all sisters and brothers whoever and whatever you are, like Jesus loves ya!