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!
Not well hurting everywhere, won't be able to attend a church, please say a prayer for me, and I'm again starting my chemotherapy 25th. The mind can be a wandering adventure that misses a lot of things that go on close by. Nothing deserves more attention than the Words that help us discover the joy and wonder of our Father in heaven. Receiving of the Word consists of two parts: the attention of the mind and intention of the will. Now we have the privilege and the responsibility of pointing others to the bread of life. We can share Jesus in our neighborhood, in our workplace, in schools, in places of recreation. We can talk about Jesus in the waiting room, on a bus or on a train. We can take the good news to others through doors of friendship. I have been able to do it in hospital on my days of treatment-Jesus is the Bread of life. So let us tell everyone the good news 'go for it my sisters and brothers and let us rejoice Thank You Jesus !"

Paul recognized the power of Christians working together. In many of his letters to the early churches. He urged the Roman believers to accept each other the way Christ Jesus had accepted them and said " [May God] give you the same attitude of mind towards each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ "( ROMANS 15:5-6).
Let go of that tug of war Rope and meet in the center where JESUS is the center! For unity with other believers enables us to broadcast God's greatness and also helps us to endure persecution.( For it's here in many places and going to expand into a battle, this earth has never seen before and then Jesus will return ! ) . Knowing that the PHILIPPIANS would pay a price for their faith, ( We will pay a price for ours !) Paul encouraged them to strive together as one for the faith of the Gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you "Philippians 1::27-28).
Satan loves to divide and conquer, but his efforts fail, when with God's Help we make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace " ( EPHESIANS 4:3).
[ Come on Colchester Churches and Churches everywhere let's press on together being united and experience the blessing of being in unity, let's be reminded what we all have in common: - One Hope - One Faith- And One Lord ===JESUS CHRIST "!
Unity comes from our union with CHRIST !"
Love ya All Dennis

Romans 6:19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. (NLT)
Those living in the United States have only historic accounts of the bondage individuals faced in the early years of our nation - a slave was commanded to give up his will to his master. A slave had but one responsibility – absolute unconditional submission. Very few will admit to being a slave of choice to impurity and lawlessness – without any social or moral conscience; but most non-believers do not see their human nature as a weakness. When we are separated from God our human nature submits itself to our sin-nature – it is an unconscious slave to the spiritual lawlessness demanded by our sin-nature. The problem is; unless the connection is broken through humble repentance and acceptance of Christ’s cleansing blood it will only lead us deeper into sin. Forgiveness will remove our guilt and cleanse our conscience but we must willfully choose to transform our thinking and redirect our behavior. We must become a slave to righteous living – this requires fellowship with other believers, meditative study of God’s Word and prayer. We must have a slave mentality toward God, His Word and the Holy Spirit. Holiness is not an anointing – it is a passionate desire to separate ourselves from everything that contradicts what Jesus Christ has called us to. We are forgiven by faith – we pursue righteousness by choice – we become holy through obedience. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 23/ Luke 17:20-37; 2 Samuel 16-18


Sun, April 23, 2017
Praying Women
It might be a humbling experience for some of us men to be allowed to see just how much of lasting spiritual value is being done by the women of the churches. As in the days of His flesh, Christ still has devout women who follow Him gladly and minister unto Him. The masculine tendency to discount these “elect ladies” does not speak too well for the male members of the spiritual community. A little humility might better become us, and a bit of plain gratitude as well.

If prayer is (as we believe it is) an integral part of the total divine scheme of things and must be done if the will of God is to be done, then the prayers of the thousands of women who meet each week in our churches is of inestimable value to the kingdom of God. More power to them, and may their number increase tenfold.

Let us beware, as men, however, that we do not fall into the weak habit of depending upon the women of the church to do our praying for us. If our work prevents us, as it normally does, from having prayer meetings during the day, let us make up for it in some way and see to it that we pray as much as we should.

There was also a prophetess, Anna, . . . She was very old; . . . a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.
Luke 2:36-37

Praying Anna! Was it the praying of a godly mother that God used to impact you? Why mothers and not fathers, women and not men? Men, too, may be faithful pray-ers.

Thank You, Lord, for those praying women who have faithfully prayed for me over the years.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

When we come to faith in Christ, Born again admitting our wrongdoing and our need for a savior, we immediately become saved. And many think they are there at the place we need to be !"(wrong!) Our spiritual information becomes a life long journey. As John, the disciple observed: " Now we are children of God, and what we will be, has yet not been made known. But when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we will see him as he is. Some sisters and brothers, like me, believe they have it all, and many Pastors and teachers think they have it All. But they must see themselves still growing in Christ, and not trusting in themselves or family or friends, but trusting totally in prayer and God and the guidance of The Holy Spirit! So let us be patient, faithful and persistent in our teachings, and walking in the footsteps of Jesus!

If we believe we are filled with the Holy Spirit and His loving kindness, let's believe, what we read about Him in the New Testament: He was approachable - He welcomed little children(MATHEW 19: 13-15).He was kind to an adulterous woman, in a desperate situation JOHN 81:11 ).
Compassion motivated Him to teach crowds -(MARK 6:34).
And at the same time, Jesus power was astounding.Heads turned and jaws dropped as He subdued demons, calmed violent storms and resurrected dead people ! (Mark 1:21-34;4:35-41;).JOHN 11).
The way we see Jesus determines how we relate to Him. If we focus only on His power, we may treat Him with detached worship, we'd give a comic book superhero. Yet if we over empathize His kindness, we risk treating Him too casually.
The truth is that Jesus is both at once - great enough to deserve our obedience, yet humble enough to call us friends.
WOW, As Christian believers and being guided by The Holy Spirit, we are the same to each other and with others!
Q)- Do we practice, Mercy, grace, and forgiveness and pray with each other personally! Love Father and Love All in Jesus Holy name AMEN and AMEN. ( Love ya all folks Den"

1 Samuel 12:15 "However, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
The ability to choose is simply God’s gift to create willing obedient worshipers motivated by desire rather than fearful obligation. To choose to follow God, the world or selfish ambition is simply the result of our glorious design finding its motive in our spiritual or carnal nature. God wants us to direct, mold and discipline our will that we may partake of His wondrous eternal plan and purpose. It is the defiant sinful will of man that lies at the core of his refusal to experience the fullness of reconciliation found only through Jesus Christ. Rebellion may only be a careless apathy that desires salvation without sanctification – blessing without Lordship – happiness without holiness. Many acknowledge the existence and sacrifice of Christ without ever experiencing the His intimate presence. Repentance must precede all desire to experience the fullness and obey His commands. It is through humble repentance we are provided, by grace and mercy, His righteousness and given the opportunity, through obedience and devotion, to experience the fullness of blessing promised in God’s Word. A lack of humble obedience is mankind’s fundamental barrier experienced in the promise and purpose of God – our Lord uses every means to break our willful defiance to enhance our spiritual hunger and desire. Because we are capable and prone toward independence does not give us the right to pursue it – it is the submitting of our will that God desires – that we might with humility, brokenness and contrition live lives in gratitude for what has been given and a driving hunger for what is promised. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 22/ Luke 17:1-19; 2 Samuel 14,15


Sat, April 22, 2017
Exaltation of the Humble
From Adam we inherit the instinct to meet our enemies head on, to try to win by direct assault, and it is only after many shocking failures that we learn that victories are not so won in the realm of the spiritual. The carnal approach usually does little more than to alienate the enemy still further from us and, worse than all, it puts us in a position where God cannot help us. The enemy never quite knows how to deal with a humble man; he is so used to dealing with proud, stubborn people that a meek man upsets his timetable. And furthermore, the man of true humility has God fighting on his side--who can win against God?

Strange as it may seem, we often win over our enemies only after we have first been soundly defeated by the Lord Himself. God often conquers our enemies by conquering us. He defeated Esau by defeating Jacob the night before on the bank of the Jabbok. The conquest of Esau took place in his brother Jacob. It is often so. When God foresees that we must meet a deadly opponent, he assures our victory by bringing us down in humbleness at His own feet. After that, everything is easy. We have put ourselves in a position where God can fight for us, and in a situation like that, the outcome is decided from eternity.

For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Matthew 23:12

Until we are convinced of our weakness, humility eludes us. Yet in utter humility we are candidates for the display of God's power and are not tempted to steal His glory.

Deliver me from pride, Lord, even if the means is crushing defeat.

Friday, April 21, 2017

We may not speak different languages. But know the Holy Spirit Equips us to connect with people in other ways, Amazingly we are Gods hands and feet -and mouth, to further His mission. Today how might-might we with the Holy Spirits help - reach out to others unlike us, let's remember love and kindness or languages of their own"! And God has reasons for all the instructions He gives each of us, to keep our affections on Him. Only by a daily awareness of His Loving presence can we resist the temptation to construct' our lives our own way, it's a great gift He's given us in His Word and presence, let's use them has we walk in the footsteps of Jesus "

James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
God never ceases from His desire to produce His holy nature into our lives. We must allow our Lord to refine and direct our careless behavior. Until we are glorified in Him; Christ and the Holy Spirit will continue to tweak and adjust our committed character. It is man’s tendency to revel in the forgiveness of sin and balk at the challenge to his sin-nature. We desire the spiritual banquet while longing for the carnal deserts. It is ‘fruitless’ to passionately believe and refuse to obey. Often the believer thinks that Christ’s finished work upon the cross eliminates personal responsibility – Christ’s finished the work of reconciliation to allow the Holy Spirit to begin the work sanctification. Christ removed the wall of separation, but we grow in our understanding and faith to experience His presence. It is our sin-nature that defies the Holy Spirit full reign in or lives – it is right and worthy to revel in what we have been given but only to the extent to passionately possess what we have been promised.
Read through the Bible in one year – April 21/ Luke 16; 2 Samuel 12,13


Fri, April 21, 2017
The Strength of Humility
In the kingdom of heaven, weak things become mighty and mighty things often prove to be useless. God seeth not as man seeth, and the things that are held in high esteem among men may be scorned by the Most High God, maker of heaven and earth.

That carnal courage so prized in the kingdom of Adam may be the direct cause of constant and humiliating defeat among Christians. God will not be under the necessity of using fleshly means to accomplish His spiritual ends. The bold “strength of character” which helps men to forge to the front, to get the best jobs, to overawe their opponents, may stand squarely in the way of all efforts to progress in the life of the Spirit. God still gives courage to the faint, and He knoweth the proud afar off.

But he gives more grace. That is why Scripture says: 'God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.'
James 4:6

Humility is a quality extremely counter to contemporary culture. Indeed, it is generally viewed as weakness. But genuine humility is strength and the result of God's grace.

Thank You, Lord, for those brothers and sisters who have modeled genuine humility to me. May I grow to know their strength.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Good morning sisters and brothers, may your day be blessed and you walk in the footsteps of Jesus "! I read this morning, life.God's work is usually done behind the scenes in the ordinary this life.As our text says," He will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear , but when we are tempted, He will also provide a way out " (1CORINTHIANS 10:13). Every day God is busy shielding us from devastating onslaughts of Satan that would otherwise leave us helplessly defeated . And when temptation hits . He makes exit routes for us so we can escape.
When we put our head on the pillow at night , we should thank God for the amazing things He has done for us during the day in the midst of our ordinary lives . So instead of longing for Him to do something spectacular for you , thank Him, He already has! I thank you Father for the Faithful ones who contact me and pray, who will be praying has I go for my pic line flushed and blood tests taken at 3:00 pm, bless each and everyone I pray in Jesus Holy name Amen ' Thank you, Al , it helps so much to take me through what I face and I have to see radiology tomorrow- Thank you, Jesus

Revelation 22:3-4 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.
The hope of our eternal promise should be our most powerful motivation to remain humbly obedient. Learning to serve my Lord in this life prepares me for my eternal habitation – the fullness of my relationship and contentment, with Christ, comes from my willing obedience to all He has commanded. May Jesus help me to stay focused upon experiencing His presence. It is so easy to substitute function and persistence for the indescribable presence of Christ. We have been called to glorify God and enjoy fellowship with Him forever. The Mary/Martha dilemma is a constant challenge – blending well intended service with pure spiritual devotion. We can neither neglect God’s call to service nor His desire for our worship and devotion. The transformation of our hearts demands the transformation of our will. My ability to see my Lord is hindered by my human nature – thank God He allows glimpses and provides promise, into His realm, to keep us focused and motivated in our faithful pursuit. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 20/ Luke 15:11-32; 2 Samuel 9-11


Thu, April 20, 2017
After Winter the Eternal Tomorrow
To the man out of Christ, the fall of the year, in spite of its many charms, must surely bring with it a deep and hidden terror. For it speaks of the approaching end, the time when it may be said, “The summer is ended, and we are not saved.” It would be good indeed if the autumn winds could preach to the lost soul of the brevity of life and the long winter ahead.

The true Christian will not be saddened by the winds that herald the approach of winter. Like the wise ant he has made his preparation, and while the gusty tempest howls over him, he will sleep sweet in Christ while the circle of the heavens moves on toward the consummation of all things of which Moses and the prophets have spoken.

Happy man who knows that everything is well with him and that he will be among the blessed in that day when the breath of Jesus, like a breeze of spring, shall stir the sleeping dead to life again after the long night.

After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.
First Thessalonians 4:17-18

Each day we draw closer to the fall and winter of life. All of which point to the golden tomorrow. May we live today in the expectation of that tomorrow.

Lord, may I live today in the glow of the eternal tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Yet in the darkest hour Jeremiah considered Gods unfailingly love and wrote " through the Lords mercies we are not consumed because His compassions fail not, they are new ever morning; great is Your faithfulness. ' The Lord is my portion says my soul, sure .therefore I hope in Him '" LAMENTATIONS 3:22-24). A person may vow to love us forever yet fail to keep that promise, but God's love remains steadfast sure." He is the one who goes with you . He will not leave you nor forsake you " ( DEUTERONOMY31:6). That's a love we can trust !"
O love that will not let me go 
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe, 
That in Thine ocean depths its flow 
May richer , fuller be --Matheson
GOD'S LOVE NEVER FAILS ( My love for All has never left me, I been hurt by it many times, but it remains and I carry it home, that day He Calls me Home ' Thank you Father ' I pray for All in Jesus loving name AMEN!"

The Unfathomable Mercy of God | World Challenge

The Unfathomable Mercy of God | World Challenge


David Wilkerson
April 18, 2017
The scene at Calvary did not look like a victory. But that day something was at work that Satan did not know about. It was something he will never understand about our blessed Savior. I’m talking about the unfathomable mercy of God in Christ!
Something incredible happens when a person receives Jesus as Lord. Once they forsake the world and follow Him, they are forever bound to the Lord with unbreakable cords of love. Consider Paul’s description of this deep, unknowable mercy:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? . . . Neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35, 38–39).
Despite the disciples’ shameful failure, God’s mercy was fully at work in them through the Holy Spirit. And that mercy determined their victory after the dark day of the cross. A seed of faith had been implanted in Jesus’ followers, and their houses had been built on a rock. Their houses were shaken, of course, as satanic storms beat upon the walls and powerful waves pounded the foundations. But when the storms passed, it was obvious that those houses had stood the test.

1 Corinthians 15:34 Think carefully about what is right, and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don’t know God at all. (NLT)
The Corinthian church was relatively comfortable in their religious endeavors, but Paul’s letter clearly reprimanded them for their misguided priorities. Paul reminded them to go back to the foundation of their faith (Jesus Christ) to determine what was right. The Corinthians were not wicked people – they were simply selfish well intended sinners. Forgiveness does not validate or excuse our willing neglect to apply God’s truth to every aspect of our lives. There are countless religious well-intended individuals who can quote scriptural principles; but have never truly sought the precious presence of our Lord and Savior. The Corinthian letter should be a warning to all of us that the primary purpose of our faith is to humbly know and obey our Lord. Pride and pious faith had caused division and conflict among the Corinthians leading to a number of misguided choices addressed by Paul. We must not allow our emotional desires to overwhelm our humble willingness to personally obey God’s Word. We cannot think about what is right if we fail to devote ourselves to the study of God’s Word to discover what our Lord declares is right. If there is not a constant introspection and humble self-examination regarding our own holiness we probably do not know God at all. Our faith must ever be applied to our own choices before it is of any value to our Lord or others. The presence of our Lord is not simply granted to those who want it – it is given to those who have humbly acknowledged their unmerited right to receive it and are willing to gratefully and passionately live by what it requires. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 19/ Luke 15:1-10; 2 Samuel 6-8

If one claims to be a Christian a true follower of Christ Jesus. Then you must be full of Grace, The Word grace comes from the word gracious and they can mean an act kindness or courtesy. But it has an even deeper meaning to true followers of Christ-
. We are recipients of the incredible free unmerited favour-grace - that God has provided through His Son Jesus-( EPHESIANS 2:8). Because we have received grace, WE ARE TO SHOW IT IN THE WAY we treat OTHERS! - for example, in the way we speak to them: "The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious " ( ECCLESIASTES 10:12).
Grace as Christians in our hearts should pour out in our words and our deeds "? -COLOSSIANS 3:16-17).
Learning to extend to extend the Grace in our Hearts towards others is a by-product of The of a spirit-filled follower of Christ Jesus- the greatest of Grace givers.
God's grace in the heart brings out good deeds in the life!


Wed, April 19, 2017
Seasons of Life
Autumn winds are blowing again.

The fall of the year brings with it a world of emotions as rich and varied as the notes of an organ. The spring is more stimulating and fuller of expectation, but there is about the fall a quiet strength which the spring lacks. It is not a wonder that so many serious-minded people love the fall,

. . .

We are not much given to moralizing on natural objects, but who can fail to notice the parallel between God’s great lovely world and the little tribes of flesh and blood who inhabit it? Is it not plain that every human being runs through the same stages as the seasons? Spring, the time of childhood and youth when all the world is big with promise, a promise which the later years invariably fail to keep. Summer, the period of full power when life multiplies and it is hard to believe that it can ever end. Autumn, with its repose after toil, a gracious tapering off of our fuller powers, a kindly preparation for our longer rest. Winter, when the leaves have dropped away and the last sign of life has disappeared. Then only faith remains to assure us that there will be for us a bright tomorrow.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die . . .
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a

As certain as the seasons of life and of nature we experience, so certain is the brightest, most glorious season of all. By faith we know it shall surely dawn in our eternal tomorrow.

Great is Your faithfulness, O God. I trust You for all the tomorrows.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Outrage Over United Airlines and Sean Spicer but Not Slaughtered Christians?

Outrage Over United Airlines and Sean Spicer but Not Slaughtered Christians?

The Devil and His Duties in Church
The devil, no doubt, is everywhere. That malicious spirit is unwearied in his efforts to do us harm. He is ever watching for our halting, and seeking occasion to destroy our souls. But nowhere perhaps is the devil so active as in a congregation of Gospel-hearers.
Nowhere does he labor so hard to stop the progress of that which is good, and to prevent men and women being saved. From him come wandering thoughts and roving imaginations–listless minds and dull memories–sleepy eyes and fidgety nerves–weary ears and distracted attention. In all these things Satan has a great hand. People wonder where these things come from, and marvel how it is that they find sermons so dull, and remember them so badly! They forget the parable of the sower. They forget the devil. ~ J.C. Ryle