The medical definition of death is the irreversible cessation of all vital functions. Especially as indicated by permanent stoppage of the heart, respiration and brain activity. A doctor confirms death when listening to the heart and lungs of a patient. There is absence of heart beat and rise and fall of the chest.
Have you thought about death? How long you will be on this earth? Nobody knows how long they will be alive. One day you are here and the next minute you may die from a fatal accident. Do you know where you will go after dying? We all were created by our Creator God and he created you for a purpose and has numbered your days on this earth.
What meaning does life and death have? What if you worked your whole life just thinking of yourself, accumulating a bunch of “stuff” and then one day it was over.
What if you didn’t believe there was a God? OR believed in a false god? What if you placed your hope in nothing and didn’t believe in anyone or anything? What if you were wrong?
Well in Corinthians 4:4 it says:
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
You see there is a time and purpose for everyone and everything.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. (Ecclesiastes 3)
Your days on this earth are numbered. Your eyes saw my unformed substance, in your book were written everyone of them the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm 139:16)
Everyone’s days are determined by the Lord and appointed by him.
It doesn’t matter how much money you have, have gone to every doctor searching for a cure. God determines the length of days on the earth. Do you not know what tomorrow will bring? What is life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. (James 4:14)
Jesus took the sting of death and went to hell and took back the keys from the devil. ( 1Corinthians 15:55)
When you place your hope and trust in Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that he died for your sins, that he rose from the dead and gave you eternal life you are saved! When you cry to the Lord In your troubles he will deliver you. ( Psalm 107)
“Truly, Truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in him sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgement, but has passed from death to life” (John 5:24)
There are many people that are searching and seeking for truth, for meaning in life!
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? (Mark 8:36)
What if you placed your Hope in the devil, lived for yourself and did not believe in Jesus?
What if you are on your death bed and have denied Jesus your whole life? There is still hope if you turn to the ONE that saves. I pray that the veil will be removed and Jesus would show him self to you as the Way, the Truth and Life.
Prayer: Father God I’m sorry for doing things my own way. Take off the blinder that has been blinding me from knowing you. I ask for you to forgive me of my sins and cleanse them with your blood. I want to live eternally in heaven with you,when I leave this earth.Forgive me for my unbelief. I believe you have prepared a place for me in heaven. I ask you to come inside my heart and I want to live for you all the days of my life I believe you died on the cross for my sins and I believe you rose from the dead.You are the Resurrection! I pray this in Jesus name Amen️
STAND OUT We are called to “STAND OUT” As a born again believer in Christ Jesus we are called to stand out and BE separated from the world. We are to be separated in our thoughts, actions, and ways of the world. Are you aligning with God’s ways? I was thinking of many in the Bible Mary, Esther, David, Isaiah.. that were called out and walked with God. God doesn’t expect us to be perfect, we may stumble at times but he is calling each one of us that have proclaimed Jesus as our Lord and savior to be separated to him. James 4:4 You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is ... Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Wow! That’s pretty straight forward huh? Being called an adulteress? Think of a marriage if our spouse would cheat with another person? That is adulterous! Well God doesn’t push things under the rug, he has even said on one of the commandments “Do not have any other gods before me” By placing someone or something above God almighty is considered adultery in God’s eyes. You may be thinking, how on earth when I live on this planet can I live separate? Does that mean I hide in a cave or under a rock? Absolutely not! We are to shine our light brightly and not hide under a bushel in the midst of the darkness taking place in the world. If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light." — Luke 11:33– 36, ... Taken from GOT Questions? This explains below from scripture what it means to be separated and called out. Second Corinthians 6:17 says, “Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord; do not touch any unclean thing, and I will welcome you” (CSB). The clause come out from among them is a reference to a passage in Isaiah. Isaiah 52:11 speaks of the Israelites who are returning from exile in Egypt. (When Jerusalem fell, many of the people were carried away to Babylon, but some of the people fled to Egypt, thinking they would be safe there. Jeremiah warned them not to do this, but many of them went to Egypt anyway, and they took Jeremiah with them against his will. See Jeremiah 42 – 43.) In Isaiah 52, God is promising to call back to the Promised Land the descendants of those who went down to Egypt. The command to “come out from among them” is also an effective call. The people of Israel are commanded to forsake any idolatrous habits they may have picked up while in Egypt and to return to the Promised Land; at the same time, it is a promise that God will be the one to bring them back when the time is right. Peter said”You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. A people for his own possession that you may proclaim the excellences of him who called you out of darkness into the marvelous light” 1 Peter 2:9 How do we walk in the light and be called out and be separated from a world that is so full of sin? By submitting ourselves to God then we can resist the temptations of the enemy. James 4:7 We can surrender each day to Jesus and listen for the Holy Spirit to direct our steps each day. Recognize who are you listening to and what are you thinking? Who are you agreeing with each day? Who are you surrounding yourself with? 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good character." Who you choose to invite into your circle of life closely can either be an encouragement or bring you deception and evil. Choose today to weed out the ones that are not encouraging you and move toward the ones that steer you toward God’s ways. Renew your mind each day and don’t be conformed to the worlds ways. Romans 12:2 NIV - Do not conform to the pattern of this - Bible Gateway Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's. Take every thought captive and set your mind and things that are above . 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,(A) and we take captive every thought to make it obedient(B) to Christ. The devil would try to lie to us and place thoughts in our mind that aren’t good. As a believer in Christ we must recognize the schemes of the enemy and NOT be ignorant of his ways. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 Prayer: Father God we come to you today recognizing in of ourselves we are weak, but we are strong IN you. You said, your sheep hear your voice so help me to recognize your voice over the enemies voice. I surrender to your ways and take every thought captive and renew my mind to your ways. You have called me out to be separate and walk in your ways. I will shine brightly for you. Help me to resist temptation when it comes my way. I want to live for you all the days of my life. In Jesus name AMEN
What is life?
Life to so many people doesn’t even seem to matter! The shootings of innocent lives taking place, abortions on demand,euthanasia of a person suffering. Who do we think we are taking someone’s life like they are a piece of trash and has no meaning like they are worthless?
Whoever has the SON has life! Whoever does not have the SON of God does not have life.
I believe every thing starts in our hearts. Our hearts are deceitfully wicked, only God knows our hearts fully.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?
John 14:6 Jesus answered.”I am the way and the truth and the LIFE” No one comes to the Father except through me”
God is the Giver of LiFE!
As a believer in Christ, he is the one that holds my days in his hands.
Job 1:21 He said “Naked I come from my mother’s womb and naked shall I return.The Lord have and the Lord has taken away”
Life can be so fragile not knowing what can happen each day, a sudden car accident, life threatening illness can occur in a moments notice.
Psalm 139:16 declares our days are numbered.
All the days ordained for me are written in your book before one of them came to be.
Each person is important to God.
He is our creator and has a plan. A destiny planned for each of us.
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:16 NLT
Recently I was listening to the song”He knows my name” He knows my name and he knows me personally, my fingerprints, my laugh, my tears and my pain.
Such a sweet reminder of how we are seen and known by God.
The world has gotten so twisted in their believes of life and death. Swaying far left from the Bible.
Offering Abortion, Euthanasia like as items on a menu. We are truly in a time where many has fallen away from knowing God’s ways and doing what’s right in their own eyes.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.
It’s hard to believe that their are organized groups, one called “shout your abortion “ that encourage woman to share their abortion story like one that would share their birthing story! CRAZY!
What has happened to our moral structure of today that people think it’s ok to murder your baby.
Many in the media have twisted “abortion” to normalize it in society. I see NOTHING normal or happy about having your baby sucked out of your uterus and a metal instrument being used to break apart your baby. Or how about in a 3rd trimester abortion where the neck of the baby may be punctured to make sure they are not breathing when delivered.
Sorry about the graphics but there’s no easy way of saying the truth how these horrendous acts are done. Woman are not told or choose not to be told about these abortion procedures. The Truth needs to be continued to be told that this is a LIFE that was created for a purpose. LIFE involves a PERSON and a person is a person no matter how small!
If you are reading this and considering abortion today, please contact a local nonprofit pro-life pregnancy center today to learn the facts of your baby growing on your womb today! ️
In this world we will have tribulation, but be of good cheer HE(Jesus) has overcome the world! (John 16:33)
The kingdom of God suffered violence and the violent take it by force! (Matthew 11:12) ESV
God wants us to ARISE and not be wimps in the spirit, to know who you are and to whom you belong!
He has given us tools, weapons though PRAISE and PRAYER! To know who you are in Christ and to arise in the kingdom of God!
We are in a spiritual battle in this earth today between lightness and darkness. We are to stand and shine our lights brightly!
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5) NIV
I have seen in the spirit 2 swords crossing one another and a mighty battle taken place between lightness and darkness.
Take back what the enemy has stolen! For you are a child of God and a joint heir with Christ Jesus!
For I went to the enemy camp and I took back what he stole from me!
Singing that old time song! Believe it saints and watch how things shift in the spirit!
Prayer: Father forgive me for forgetting who I am and whose I belong to! I am a child of God and you are my ABBA Father! I ask that you would give me the strength to stand on your Word and to not be moved by circumstances for greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world! I will praise and pray violently for the kingdom of God knowing that I have the VICTORY in you Jesus! Amen
During a time of prayer, I saw a file cabinet with neatly organized files. Each file was being ripped open and becoming shattered.
The people in the vision had neatly organized their lives to put God, ministry, family etc into an individual file.
I heard the Father saying, “I want to invade each one of your files with the FIRE of my presence consuming up every thought, action, idea, fear and doubt. I want to set you on FIRE with my presence and my love.My kingdom purposes are greater than he that is in the world. You have everything that pertains to life and Godliness. In me,you will Live, Breathe and have my being! Keep your fire burning day and night, worship freely and give out what I have given you LOVE of my son is MORE than enough. No more holding back, you are ready! Listen to my voice and do what I have called you to do. You’re at the starting gate. Get ready!”
Prayer: Father forgive me for doing things my way,I surrender to your ways. Fill me fresh with your spirit and baptize me fresh with your love and presence! I want to walk in your ways for they are higher than mine! I don’t want to hold back any longer but I want ya walk FULLY with you alone. In Jesus name I pray AMEN
Imagine walking into a room, you feel immediately whether the temperature is hot or cold. You can begin to change the temperature by adjusting the thermostat to becoming warmer or colder, by a turn of the knob.
If the air conditioner or heater wasn’t working,we would immediately replace it with a new one or with one that was working.
I am very grateful to the Lord, to be living in a home, that has an air conditioner to cool off,when I am hot and to be able to turn on a heater to get warm in the colder months.
Some states are warm and more humid, while others may be drier and/or colder. Thank the Lord, that we have the freedom in the USA to be able to travel and/or move to a preferred state of our liking. We may adapt to the climate and not paying much attention to the temperatures on a daily basis.
Spiritually, God changes the atmosphere.
In Isaiah 45:18 says:
For this says the Lord,who created the heavens, who formed the earth and made it, he establishes it, he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited; I am the Lord and there is no other.God spoke and therefore it was! We can begin to agree with what God says by agreeing with the WORD of God and speak it forth!
We are to be imitators of God.
Throughout the Bible, Jesus shifted atmospheres, wherever he went. In the song, by Bryan and Katie Torwalt they sing about “When he walks in the room, everything changes”
Things shift and change with the presence of Jesus!
Imagine Jesus walking into the temple of God, he discerned the idolatry, pride and freedom of man. He was not pleased with the money changers selling doves in the temple environment. He began to change the atmosphere as he felt a righteous indignation arising inside of him. He turned the tables over and spoke into the atmosphere his displeasure of the place not being a house of prayer, but instead being a den of thieves.
Jesus had a mission to fulfill on the earth and to destroy the works of darkness. He came to heal, save and deliver those that were sick and needed healing. Many times the atmosphere prevented him from moving due to the heavy unbelief. The Word of God says, that without faith it is impossible to please the Lord.
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. (Matthew 13:58)
CHANGING the atmosphere starts with YOU!
The thoughts you have MATTER into bringing changes into the atmosphere. Think about how you wake up in the morning? What are your thoughts? What are you speaking? What are you agreeing with? Commit the day to the Lord and your plans will succeed! Begin to take every thought captive, bringing it into the obedience of Christ and declaring you have the mind of Christ! Think on the things that are lovely, pure and a good report! (Philippians 4:8)
Speak Romans 12:2 over yourself
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good,acceptable and perfect.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive me for agreeing with negativity, darkness or sins of the eyes, flesh or pride. Fill me with your presence and help me to me an atmosphere changer for the good and for your Glory! Help me to think on the things that are lovely, pure and a good report. I ask for discernment of the temperature of the atmosphere and for your spirit to move through me to begin to shift things for good! Thank you Jesus for working in me your will and for your good pleasure! Amen!
The dictionary definition of Gentleness is the quality of being kind, soft spoken or mild mannered or a softness of action or effect.
When I think of GENTLENESS a picture of handling a new born baby comes to mind. We tend to handle that baby with great care and softness. We speak to the baby in a soft voice and that shows love. We wouldn’t think of picking up the baby roughly or throwing the baby unless you were in some kind of deranged state of mind. Many people have no clue what GENTLENESS is because of the abuse they have reduced all their life. This is the opposite of gentleness one that is rough and unkind. When a baby is stroked with the mother’s fingers this shows GENTLENESS and love toward the baby.
God is a gentle God and will draw us to himself and show his kindness and gentleness in many ways. He speaks to us in a gentle way and wants us to speak to others gently and be sensitive to each person.
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 NIV
Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 NIV
Prayer: Father forgive me for being insensitive and harsh to myself, you and others. Tenderize my heart to become more gentle. I want to know you God as a gentle God, not one that is harsh or mad at me. Would you reveal yourself to me as a gentle God? In Jesus name AMEN.
Faithfulness is being loyal to someone or something.
We all have e a measure of that inside of us, it’s just who do you turn your faithfulness to?
Many are faithful to God or in their marriage, faithful to a job, faithful to a pet or even to a certain activity.
Being unfaithful to someone or something can stir up many emotions inside of us. A betrayal in a marriage of one of the partners unfaithfulness can cause a mountain of anger and distrust.
God is not looking for perfection or people who seem to have it all together. He is simply searching for those who will be committed and faithful. Faithfulness is being loyal, steadfast, and dependable.
Faithfulness is a characteristic that has not always been displayed to me. People have left me and not shown their care for me or unable to love me like I would want them to. I kind of look at faithfulness and trust as parallel.
After becoming a believer in Christ, I have grown to trust the Lord in many areas. I have learned that he is FAITHFUL and that he would never leave me or forsake me. He is loyal and trustworthy, FAITHFUL to his word.
1 Corinthians 1:9
God is FAITHFUL through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 John 1:9 He is FAITHFUL
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Prayer: Father I come to you now and forgive me when I have been unfaithful to you or others. Fill me with a desire to know you as a faithful God that never leaves me. Draw me into your heart so I will know you and your faithfulness.
In Jesus name AMEN.
What is goodness?
The definition of goodness is the quality of being morally good or virtuous."a belief in the basic goodness of mankind"
Everything in life there is opposites. We learn this as a preschooler. Good vs bad
Light vs dark, up vs down, etc...
In everything in life there is a polar opposites.
We know when someone is being good to us and we know when someone is being bad to us.
Well, let me tell you, God is GOOD and the devil is BAD! God loves us and the devil hates us because we are made in his image.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them Genesis 1:27
There are many things happening in the world and many are not good. We have to sometimes really look again and again to find the good .
God is good, the Bible talks about his GOODNESS and mercy will follow us all the days of our life.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is GOOD Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8
Every GOOD gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Prayer: Father God forgive me for looking at you wrongly, I want to see you as a GOOD God. Would you heal my spiritual eyesight so that I would see your goodness and who you are. Change my heart and my mindsets and help me to know you as a GOOD Father God. In Jesus name AMEN
What is kindness?
The dictionary describes kindness as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate or a kind act.
Have you heard about paying it forward? This is an act of kindness right. Do unto others as you would like done unto you.
The world would say “Karma” good or bad ,it will affect you. But the Bible calls it reaping and sowing. If you are kind to someone you may or may not revive it back from them but if you just keep on doing what is kind it will come back to you.
I feel that being kind to someone takes you out of your own world and helps you to think of others instead of just yourself all the time. I can be in the worst mood and then I choose to release kindness to others the atmosphere just changes and hearts change.
It is a choice right? We can choose to be kind or choose to be mean. I believe being kind will change your heart in the act of the kindness. Kindness is something we must be taught or shown. When I was child if I was doing something that wasn’t kind my mother would step and say “that wasn’t very kind”
The Bible has a lot to say about kindness, so I thought I would share a few verses with you.
"Whoever pursues righteousness and KINDNESS will find life, righteousness, and honor."
"A man who is KIND benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself."
1 Corinthians 13:4
"Love is patient and KIND love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant."
"Be KIND to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."
I love the Word of God because no matter what the topic is you can find truths that are timeless because Jesus is the way , the truth , and life .
Prayer: Father God forgive me for being unkind to myself, to you or others. I want to learn how to be kind and to think of others. Would you help me and change my heart to be kind ? I can’t do this alone. Show me ways and people to be kind to and to learn kindness each and every day. In Jesus name AMEN.