The fruit of the righteous is a tree of Life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)

Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


Thanks the Lord for the year that just had ended and lets Thank the Lord for the New Year to come.

Always give Thank, for things will not always go our way, but when we trust the Lord all things are possible. If things are bad, believe in the Lord and He will make them better.

The year 2009, it hasn't been a good year for a lot of us, personally I had seen many friends and family members going trough many trials.
I! personally had lost my job, I'd been unemployed since April this year. Not a single interview.
The enemy had been talking to me, telling me how useless I am, nobody thinks that I'm good enough for their company!!! Did I believe that?? Yes I did!!!

The good thing is that I'd never stop talking to God, He is my strength. I believe that He will provide for me what I need, so far I'd had everything I'd ever need it in this life.
God knows that I like to work, I like to have a job, I like to feel that I'm contributing to our home.
I realized that God's plans for me are:
1- For me to be a good wife to my husband.
2- To be a good mom to my children and
3- For me to be there, taking care of our home.
This is what I'd been doing all this time and I'd notice that my family is so happy, we have so much joy, and the love pours out of our hearts, more that ever before.
I thank God for letting me see that...Now I'm just waiting on Him. I'm exited to see what His plans are for me this coming year. I know that His plans are always perfect!!!

If any of you have lost any hope, please give God a chance. Let Him take that load from your shoulders, give all you problems and concerns to Him. He loves you, He knows you, He wants you to come to Him, with an open heart and humbleness in you heart.
Promise your self that this coming year God will be the #1 in your life.
If you let Him be the #1 in your life...You will experience His power and His grace in your life.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!




MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!!!
Lest celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. The One who gave his life for the world...and even so many didn't receiving Him, when He was among us.
Jesus came to this world to save us and to give us the hope that one day we can be with Him in Heaven.
But if you don't believe that, and you denied Him, He will denied you in Haven and you might be condemning your soul for eternal punishment.
Many will say that that is not fair, because after all God has giving us free will!! yes He had, but because of the free will, men are condemn to hell for their evil hearts.
Jesus came to save us from that condemnation and to makes free, from evil, from hard ship, from chains, from the sin of Adam and Eve.
If we are too proud to admit what the Bible tell us about the meaning of Christmas, we are missing the greatest opportunity that it had been giving to man kind.

Go and make peace with our peace maker Jesus Christ, and He will meet you wherever you are in your life, don't be afraid or ashamed, Jesus already already knows everything about you, and He is ready to forgive you, if you are ready to repent!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh Lord Jesus!!!

"God, Give us the grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed, Courage
to change the things which should be changed,
And the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."


Short and powerful prayer.
Every time I feel down for whatever reason, I remember this prayer. It is a great comfort to know that God is in charge.


So much is going on right now. Sorrow all around us.
Many people loosing their jobs. Others suffering from illness. Sanctity of Marriage been destroyed. Children loosing a parent. People getting in trouble with the law, Etc. 

Remember we have to pray for our brothers and sisters that are going trough trials right now.


Pray incessant for one another, the day it is at hand.


Zephaniah 1:7
Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD; For the day of the LORD [is] at hand, For the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has invited His guests.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Christ born of Mary



Luke2

1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife,[a] who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold,[b] an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
       14 “ Glory to God in the highest,
      And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”[c]

15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely[d] known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Give Thanks to the Lord

 
Philippians  4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.


Revelations 7:12

saying: "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, [Be] to our God forever and ever. Amen."

We need to give Thanks to God for everything, even for the air we breath and the water we drink.
But most of all Give Thanks for our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks for dieing on the cross for our sins.

Thank you Jesus for choosing me as your daughter, for getting me out the darkness to the light and for loving me even though I was dead in  my sins.

Thank you Jesus for this country that I love and the refuge for the persecuted.
 

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friendship on God's Eyes

As Christians, we have to constantly face temptations and the attacks of the world around us. Everything we see, read, do, hear, put in our bodies, etc., affects us somehow. That's why, to maintain a close relationship with God, we have to put aside our old ways of doing things—the things we watch on TV, old bad habits (excessive drinking, smoking, etc.), the activities we participate in, and the people we spend our time with. People are divided into only two categories, those who belong to the world and its ruler, Satan, and those who belong to God (Acts 26:18). These two groups of people are described in terms of opposites all through the Bible; e.g., those in darkness/those in the light; those with eternal life/those with eternal death; those who have peace with God/those who are at war with Him; those who believe the truth/those who believe the lies; those on the narrow path to salvation/those on the broad road to destruction, and many more. Clearly, the message of Scripture is that believers are completely different from nonbelievers, and it is from this perspective that we must discern what kind of friendships we can really have with unbelievers.

The book of Proverbs has a few wise verses on believers befriending non-believers: "The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray" (12:26). We should stay away from foolish people (13:20, 14:7), from people who lose their temper easily (22:24), and from the rebellious (24:21). All these things represent those who have not been saved. "Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14). First Corinthians 15:33 tells us that bad company corrupts good character. Unbelievers are slaves to sin (John 8:34), and Christians are slaves to God (1 Corinthians 7:22). If we become deeply involved (either by friendship or a romantic relationship) with non-Christians, we are setting ourselves up for turmoil. It can (and does often) cause the Christian to stumble in his walk, fall back into a sinful life, and also turn others away from God (by misrepresenting God and Christianity). Another detrimental effect of closeness with unbelievers is our tendency to water down the truths of Scripture so as to not offend them. There are difficult truths in the Word of God, truths such as judgment and hell. When we minimize or ignore these doctrines or try to “soft pedal” them, in essence we are calling God a liar for the sake of those already in the grasp of Satan. This is not evangelism.

Although these close relationships are not recommended, it does not mean we turn our noses up and ignore unbelievers, either. Second Timothy 2:24-26 tells us that as servants of the Lord, we are to be kind to and not quarrel with anyone. We should gently teach those who oppose the truth, and be patient with difficult people. Matthew 5:16 tells us, “Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly father.” We should serve unbelievers so that they may see God through us and turn to Him in praise. James 5:16 says that there is great power in the prayer of a righteous person, so bring your concerns for unbelievers before God, and He will listen.

Many people have been saved because of the prayers and service of Christians, so don't turn your back on unbelievers, but having any kind of intimate relationship with an unbeliever can quickly and easily turn into something that is a hindrance to your walk with Christ. We are called to evangelize the lost, not be intimate with them. There is nothing wrong with building quality friendships with unbelievers – but the primary focus of such a relationship should be to win them to Christ by sharing the Gospel with them and demonstrating God’s saving power in our own lives.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

When Jesus walk with us. Part 1 of my testimonies.



I had my annual retreat last weekend, our church finally had a retreat after a few years of not having any.
I was ask by Pastor's wife, to give my testimony, so I did.
I saw how some people were touch by my testimony. They came later to asked me for more details.
So...I got the idea of posting parts of my testimony for everybody to read it and see how God had worked in my life without me knowing it. And for some others to understand why I am the way I am.

Part 1
I grew up Catholic, I went to a Catholic school, I participated in every event my church had.
I was one of those people who made the sign of the Cross every time they passed by a Catholic church. I use to kissed the Saint's feet or touched them and then the sign of the cross again.
Now looking back to all those rituals I did...I ask my self...What was the meaning of all of that? and Why we were so focus on the Saints and Mary? instead of learning, Why Jesus die on the cross?

The only thing I can say it made sense was, that my church and my mom took the time to put the fear of God in me.  They always said to how God will punished me if I did something bad (in a way that was good) I always thought of that "punishment" before I was about to do something stupid, that thought of God punishing me was enough to stopped me for making irresponsible decisions and that is why I didn't get into much trouble trough out my life.

When I was a teen, my country got into a civil war that started in 1977 and has never end.
Those were very dark days, people were dieing here and there. Life didn't mean anything to a lot of people, those days "life" didn't have any value.
I just started my high school when these events were taking place.
As a teen I was trying to live a normal life, but it was hard to live a normal life when you wake up every morning wondering if that day will be your last day on this earth!!
Everybody had that fear those days, it was nothing you couldn't done. If you didn't have enough money, you couldn't leave the country.

In those days I just started high school, my school was 1.5 hours or so away from home...to get to school I needed to take 2 different buses...one from my house to downtown and a second one from downtown to my school.
It was kind of adventure to travel in that kind of conditions. But I needed to go to school.

I started school at 8 am, lunch at 12 and off at 7 pm. high school in a Catholic school was different than the rest of the schools in the country...High school in El Salvador is different than the high schools in the US. In El Salvador you get your Bachelor's at the same time as you take the regular classes for high school. The teachers for my vocational classes were business men, they were professional men that work all day and after 5pm they came to school to teach their classes.

We always said the Rosary before we were dismissed. I knew that some of the nuns were worry about us traveling at night.
This particular night I left the school, took the buss to downtown, got off and started walking 1/2 of a mile or so, to the next buss stop. I always walked in a hurry, because I was always afraid to walk on those ugly streets.
At one point I saw 2 boys seating on a step door, they were dirty and I could see the evilness in their faces, (some of these boys have to still and hurt people to survive). We looked at each other and I instantly knew that I was in trouble...They let me passed, stud up and they started to follow me, I saw the entrance to an ally, I started to pray to the virgin Mary (that's all I knew at that point) and at the same time I knew that if they push me into the ally, I'll be robe and rape or worse kill.
At the same time I was praying and having all those though running trough my mind...I felt this WARM embrace covering my whole body...I immediately had this warm feeling of peace (I didn't stop walking fast) ....something told me "everything will be OK".
The boys were still behind me, they were whispering to each other, but I couldn't make up what they were saying...Finally I saw the buss stop and many people waiting for the buss, I walked faster and went to the first girl I saw, and I told her that those two boys were following me, she told me to stay with her to keep each other company. The buss came and everybody gather around the buss door and all of a sudden this woman screamed saying "those two boys just yanked my watch" and of curse the boys ran and nobody would dare run after them...that could be somebody's death sentence, because these boys never work alone.

Now looking back to that particular night...I cry every time I think that my Lord Jesus Christ was the One  with me that night,  the one who protected me...His mercy is so immense that even duh I was praying to the virgin Mary, He took petty on me and saved me from those two boys.
Now that I have a relationship with the Lord, I can see how much He loves us, He knows that we are sinners full of pride, but if we ask Him to come into our lives, He won't think it twice! He will rejoice as we come to Him.
I give all the glory to the Lord Jesus Christ, because He didn't save me once, but many, many times...at that time I didn't even know that He was walking with me, waiting for me to start walking with Him. 

Because of the testimonies I have, nobody can take Jesus away from me, He was, He is and He will be with me for ever and ever...Amen

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How strong is my walk...

I'd been thinking of how is it that some Christians loose faith in what they have once believe.
We are human beings, we are going to have battles in life, things won't always look pretty, bad times will come to us...but these things are facts of life.
For some people is very hard to have Faith in God when things start going down hill.
Many times we think that we are walking with the Lord, but all we are doing is going to church on Sunday, socialize with other Christians, and sometimes help pastor with the Homeless Ministry.
These are good things that we need to do as Christians...But what about your relationship with the Lord; what kind of relationship you and the Lord have?  How strong do think your relationship with the Lord is?

I love the Parable of the Sower, because it tells you where you stand with the Lord, if you are honest with yourself, you can see very clear if your relationship with the Lord is strong or weak.

Mark 4:3-20
3-"Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4-And it happened, as he sowed, [that] some [seed] fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air [fn] came and devoured it.5- Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. 6- But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away.7- And some [seed] fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. 8- But other [seed] fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirty fold, some sixty, and some a hundred." 9- And He said to them, [fn] "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" 10- But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable.11- And He said to them, "To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, 12- so that 'Seeing they may see and not perceive, And hearing they may hear and not understand; Lest they should turn, And [their] sins be forgiven them.' [fn] " 13- And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?14- The sower sows the word. 15- And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16- These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness;17- and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they stumble. 18- Now these are the ones sow n among thorns; [they are] the ones who hear the word,19- and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 20- But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept [it], and bear fruit: some thirty fold, some sixty, and some a hundred."

I pray that God will give us wisdom to understand, what this Parable is telling us, because we want to walk steady and not fall from the grace of God. Thanks you Jesus for loving us so much. AMEN

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Year 2012 (⊙.◎)

1 Corinthians 1:3
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I want to start today with the year 2012...so many people are disturbed with the "earth destruction" that is to come on December 12, 2012.
I believe only on what the Bible tells us about the last days. Noting else.


Satan is trying to take our focus off God, he twist God's word to manipulates and confuse people.
Now everybody is talking about the year "2012". The enemy knows that "man" in general is very weak when it comes to natural disasters. The first action is to sensationalize these acts through Hollywood, and after that panic takes over the world.


There is no doubt that these events will take place,  the Bible tell us very clear that these are God's plans... Jesus is coming for His people and at the same time He is coming to punish the sinners and because people have become corrupted and they have sin against God more than ever, God will destroyed the world.
In other words we the elects, the ones that walk with the Lord, will be taken before all these things take place.

Isaiah 13:9
Behold, the day of the LORD comes, Cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate; And He will destroy its sinners from it.


Isaiah 13:13
Therefore I will shake the heavens, And the earth will move out of her place, In the wrath of the LORD ofthe day of His fierce anger. 


I would like to ask you one thing...How is it that God tells us in the Bible that NOT even His Son knows the day or the hour of when all these things will take place.

Mark 13:32
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

If that's what the Bible tell us...how come people think that God had chosen the Mayas to disclosed that DAY (the Apocalypse) on their calendar????
I think that the Mayas ran out rock to keep curving their calendar!! That's all.
I'm a descended from the Maya race, I would like to think that God had chosen my ancestors to reveal the most important DAY (the Apocalypse). I don't think so!!!

The truth is, that that's not what the Bible (the word of God) tell us...

Matthew 25:13
"Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. 

Be vigilant...yes we are living in the last days, so don't waist your life, don't be doing things that displease God, because we don't know the day or the hour, so be prepared...you don't want to be here in this world, to suffer the "Wrath of the Lord"  


1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Thessalonians 4:17
Then we who are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

CAN'T WAIT TO MEET THE LORD IN THE CLOUDS  (◕‿◕✿)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

2nd Commandment

Matthew 12:31
And the second, like [it, is] this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." 

I had have people in my life that never liked me for one or another reason. I tried to stay away from those people, because they just brought pain and destruction into my life.
I'm not talking about my childhood or youth...I'm talking about right after I met my husband and after I became Christian.
You will think, that you are mature, married with children and most of all you are a new born Christian.
You have a new family, you are surrounded by grown up Christians...Life is good, right?....wrong!!!

Now that I'm a lot older and had gone through out many trials in my life, I realized that I'm not perfect...I will make mistakes or say the wrong thing to someone that I care about it. As a mature Christian, I know I have the love of God, and what ever I do wrong, I try to make it right, right away, before it gets too old.
What makes me different than some people I know is that, I learn from my mistakes.
God always gives me the vision of how my actions had displeased Him, and because I had chosen to walk with Him, I know right away what He is telling me. So I try to change what ever it is that I'm doing wrong.

God had always stop me on my track, it is up to me to obey Him or ignore Him...If I choose to ignore Him, I know on the back of my head (the spirit of wisdom) that my punishment is coming.
If you thought that God doesn't punish disobedient children...you're wrong!!!

For some reason some Christians don't think like that, they believe that after the had say the prayer of salvation they are save no matter what...they can go and still living the life they were living before they became Christians...it won't make a difference in their believes. They are wrong also!!!

I personally know these group of people that don't like me, but they put their smiling faces when we are together, but as soonest they can, they will try to make me look bad, stupid or ignorant in front of who ever is in the room (it seams that these actions are very important to them) they believe very deeply in their hearts that whatever gift God had giving them is because they deserve it. I'm not making this up, this has been going on in my life for many, many years already!!!

I'm still getting some of the sarcasms from some of them (Christians brothers and sisters) and the sad thing is that most of the time these bad judgments against  me, come from the males.
It is not because I'm a bad person but it is because I'm Hispanic and I speak with a heavy accent (this is good material for bad jokes and criticism) and some brothers/sisters can't tolerate  people like me, and for some of the brothers/sisters these are sings of "ignorance" so people like me don't deserve "respect" ether...
Who knows why some Christians choose to do things like this.?????

These problems haven't change my relationship with my Savior a bit...it has only make it stronger!!!

We Christians have the obligation of taking God's Commandments very seriously and apply them to our lives.
We don't want to take a chance of loosing Jesus in our lives, only because of our pride.!!

PLEASE,  LOVE ONE ANOTHER...

Monday, November 2, 2009

God the provider

Thanks God for all you blessings. Thanks for letting me know that "a job" is not everything in the life of a Christian.
You have showed me that You are the one in control. You will never forsake those who love You and trust You.
You are Who provides everything we need. I'm not in control of my life, You are!!
I pray that You will remind me of Your love, every time I feel down.
I pray that You will remind me of the purpose of my life in this world, every time I feel worthless.
Thanks You God for Mondays, thank You for these beautiful days in San Diego.

2 Samuel 22:3
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: [he is] my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

Friday, October 30, 2009

What can we say about Halloween?




Halloween is a pagan holiday promoting Satanism, idolatry, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, and the occult. None of these things should exist in the life of a Christian! They are spiritually dangerous, and should be avoided at all costs. What does the Bible have to say about the idea of Halloween, and the activities often associated with this pagan festival? I refer you to Deuteronomy 18:9-13:

Deuteronomy 18:9-13 - "When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations (idolatry) of those nations (pagans). There shall NOT be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer (those who talk with the spirits of the dead). For ALL that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be upright with the LORD thy God."

Final note: Did you know that October 31st is considered by Satanists to be one of their most important days of the year? It’s true!
So please don't give glory to the Devil by actively participating in this pagan festival. Give Glory to God Alone through Jesus Christ!
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What makes a Christian celebrate Halloween like any other holiday?
Personally I know some Christians that are comfortable participating in these kind of events.
I know that it is not easy to get rid of traditions and customs, but when the Word of God is in us...there will not be room for traditions like this one.

Father give us the gift of the Holy Spirit to reveal to us the things we don't understand. AMEN

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's never too late!

I just want to share some of the good works God is doing in my family....
I finilly got to talk to my brother last week. I haven't heard from him in such a long time, the only news I hear from him are trough my mom.
All of the sudden I had this desire of emailing him and finally I did and for my surprise he email me back right away saying that he wanted to talk to me on the phone and I answer back saying that I would like to do that.
Mean while I started thinking of how to start the conversation about God (he is not Christian, yet!!) and I wasn't sure of what he thought of God and Jesus. Sometimes it is easier to talk about God to an unbeliever than talk about Jesus, sometimes unbelievers tent to get offense when it comes to Jesus. So I pray that God will give me the right words to say without scaring him. My goal is to bring him to God, not to scare him away and because I know my brother and I know what he had been trough, I have to be slow and loving.

About my brother...He is a very nice guy, we were born in El Salvador, this is a country were men grow up thinking that they can do what ever they want because they are "machos", that is way my brother do the things he does, he's over 50 yrs. old and still thinking the wrong way, he use to drink a lot, party all the time, dating many women at the same time, having children here and there, and I can say that the worse of all, is that he couldn't deal with our younger brother's death.
Well, he still doing some of these things in a lower scale, his health is not the best these days.

I'm happy to say that our conversation went fine, because we talked about everything and then he brought up God's name into our conversation...that's all I was waiting for, and then I jumped in, I took over and I told him some of the benefits of having God in our lives and how God listens to our prayers through Jesus.
I'm very happy and exited to say, that my brother had an open heart and mind about everything I was telling him...he told me that he had seen God's hand in his life, for quite some time already. I know that he wants to know more about Jesus and I'm helping him to have the tools he needs to start with.

I believe that as longer we are alive there is hope for us to come to know Jesus, and this is my hope, that my brother will get to know Him one day...Please pray for him that he might start a relation ship with Jesus before is to late.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Lord has spoken to me!

Ephesians 1:2
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

How do you know when the Lord speaks to you?
We need to be very careful, when we believe God had spoken to us.
God doesn't come to you unless you aloud Him.
I have known many Christians that have taken drastic decisions in their lives, believing that God had tell them to do something, that most of the time they've already decided to do anyways, they just need to convince themselves that if it is from God it might be OK to do it, just to find themselves in trouble.
When we take action on these things, the results might be the destruction of ourselves or the destruction of others.
That is way we need to stay in the word of God and walk with God all the days of our lives, that way when Satan comes with his lies, we won't be an easy target for him.

1Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because [fn] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

-I believe that God will never tell a wife/husband to go get and divorce the spouse, unless there is a life threat, proven infidelity, verbal or physical abuse, drugs or alcohol abuse. (these are some of the good reasons for divorce)
-I believe that God will never tell someone to pray for somebody's else misfortune. (I'd heard of people doing this)
-I believe that God will never say go here, go there without a plan. (people go around the world looking for that place they believe God had spoken of.)
-I believe that God will never tell a parent...go leave your wife/husband and children to marry "your soul mate" believing that that's the real wife/husband God has for you.
-I believe that God will never tell us not to punish our children, when the Bible tell us very clear to do it.

Proverbs 13:24
He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. 
Proverbs 19:18
Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction.
Proverbs 22:15
Foolishness [is] bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him. 
There are many more...

There are many things, that can deceive us when we are not walking with the Lord, we might not do it out of evilness, but we might do it out of ignorance, missing the point of God in our lives.
God will never tempts us,  God has given us grace instead, and He loves us so much, that He gave His only son to be kill for our sins.
Stay in the Word of God and you will have the gift of the Holy Spirit to help you to interpret your dreams and to interpret when God speaks into your ears and into your hearts.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Truth

Hello everybody,
2 Peter 1:2  
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

I'm a fan of Paul Washer and Bill Wiesel, they both teach God's word with out sugar coating the truth, they believe God's word is the same today as it was in the beginning and they both talk about hell, the reality of hell!!!!
Well, me too. I believe that we Christians need to take God's word to heart, play time is over!! or you are on God's side or you are on Satan's side, there is not a gray area.
People that don't believe in hell, they've been condemned to it already. Jesus spoke of hell many, many times.
So if someone said "hell doesn't exist" he/she is actually making Jesus a lair.
Another issue is that Christians are taking Christianity too casual, they think that after they have said the "sinners prayers" they have a free pass to Heaven, but they don't realized that the "sinners prayers" is just the beginning of the narrow walk to Jesus.

Matthew 7:14
Because narrow [is] the gate and difficult [is] the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Here Matthew is talking about us Christians, 'There are a few who find it' that means that the little prayer we said wasn't enough, the way is difficult and narrow. Many Christians are so use to getting off the narrow way that eventually they become convince that that is just part of been a Christian. OH!!! how wrong they are...God knows your hypocrite heart, God already knows your game (sin today because it feels good and repent tomorrow)
The only one we are fooling is our selves, nobody can fool God.
So...examine your selves, look at your selves on a mirror, ask your selves, how long do you think you can keep playing this game? and hope that while you're playing your little game you will not die, in the middle of it.  That will be disastrous, your soul will be condemned to hell for eternity.

James 4:7
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
James 4:8
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [you] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [you] double-minded.

GO AND DO THE RIGHT THING. HONOR THE ONE WHO GAVE HIS OWN LIFE FOR YOUR FILTHY GAMES (SIN) 

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Battle

The Battle

My mind is a raging fire, I'm convicted in my heart
I long to be a Christian Lord, but know not where to start
I hear my Savior knocking, He's standing at the door
And all the earthly worldly things aren't important anymore!

I make the great decision, I fall down on my knees
And ask my Lord to save me, enter my heart I plead
And I know that at that moment, my sin is cast away
I'm now a newborn child, a tender Christian babe!

The news spreads fast, and soon I learn, the enemy has heard
His plan is to attack, before I know the Word
For with the Word I have in me the Holy Spirit's power
He knows he must attack at once, he cannot wait an hour!

He gathers together all his demons and sets his battle plans
He must destroy this new child's faith, it must blow as drifting sands
The planning takes just minutes, they empty all the files
And then his army moves, armed with many trials!

The attack is fast and furious, and for a while I stumble
But in the end, I am quite sure, it is Satan who will bumble
I'm hit with many problems, they're coming by the score
And as my faith begins to slip, I fall down to the floor!

Satan now is laughing, he jumps around in glee
And then the smile fades from his face, as I struggle to one knee
He stares unto the battlefield, his face is filled with terror
With all the files they had on me, could he have made an error?

I'm beaten, battered, on one knee, as my lips begin to move
Satan is screaming at the top of his lungs, "What's he trying to prove?"
He sends out queries to the demons, "What is that he's saying?"
The answer comes like a shot in the night, "Oh Lucifer, he's praying!"

My strength ebbs back, and as I struggle, I gain the other knee
And when the demons see this, they turn from me and flee
Satan screams, "Stand and fight, he's only just a man!"
The answer comes loud and clear, "A man in the Savior's hand!"

The battle now is over, my faith as strong as steel
And in my heart, I know full well, the Lord Jesus is for real
For as I lay on the ground that day, something gently lifted me
Without that gentle lifting, I'd never have gained my knees!

The moral of this poem, is really very clear
Just call on the name of Jesus, when you're facing fear
For when you call on Jesus, Satan hasn't got a chance
The power that he thinks he has is fictional romance!

Jay L. Zumbrum 


When things don't look right and you are fighting against all odds, don't be discourage, Trust in the Lord, because the Battle belongs to the Lord and you will have the Victory over satan.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Are you a doer of the word?

Are you a doer of the word? or just a hearer?

Luke 6:46
"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?
Luke 6:47
Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:
Luke 6 :48
He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. [fn]
Luke 6:49
But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. [fn] And the ruin of that house was great."

When you are a new born again, you become a new person. The old you have passed away and all things had become new. Now that you are new, God dwells in you.
When you were save you became a child of God and the laws were giving to you.
Your priority now, is to read the word of God and follow His Commandments.
When God is in you, you will shine and everything around you will prosper (not an a worldly way, but in God's way)
Been a doer means that you will live a Godly life...how do you do that?
By living the word of God, lets see what God said to Joshua when he took over the leadership of Israel after Moises die...

Joshua 1:8
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

God will bless you aboundingly, when you follow His Commandments.
We are living in a sinner world, that everything that is wrong in God's eyes is right in the world's eyes. This is the reason why God wants us to be a doer of His word, because His word has power and is a shield that save us from the enemy's lies...most of us Christians fall short of God's grace, simply because the foundations of our house are not built on the rock but in soft ground.
I don't like when Christians give this lame excuse "I'm only human" this is not a good excuse  if you are a new born Christian. As we sin daily, we need to take responsibility of our actions, this is the only way we can get free of the chains of slavery that hold us against our Lord and Savior.
If we try to live the same way Jesus lived His life, we'll know for sure that God is please with us and no matter how strong the winds are, our houses won't come down.





Sunday, September 20, 2009

Beautiful Sunday

Hi everybody,
My family and I had visited a new church today "The Rock" is the biggest church in San Diego CA. pastor Miles is the founder and he is a very gifted pastor, he teaches very well and he is very energetic, I love when you have both in one.
The praise and worship is one of the best...The Word is alive in that church.
I'm going back to my little tiny church next Sunday, I love my family in my little church and I wouldn't change it for anything, God dwells in my tiny church also.
Thanks Lord for the great work You are doing in San Diego, CA. Thanks for all the churches in the world and thanks for the Freedom of this Country, where we can Pray and Worship for You as we please.


 The front of The Rock


 Main Sanctuary

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

God is my Hope

 
Isaiah 40:29
He gives power to the weak, And to [those who have] no might He increases strength. 
Isaiah 40:30
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 
Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew [their] strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
What a wonderful hope we have in our Lord and Father. No matter how dark our lives and future look, if we trust our Lord and Savior, nothing will stop us from the victory that God has giving us.
As longer we believe and put our trust in God nothing and no one can come against us. Some people might say; how come my life doesn't improve? what I say to that is...

1) Look at what kind of stuff you let into your life, that can be...trough tv, abuse of your own body (smoking,drinking alcohol, bad piercing, bad tattoos, the use of your tongue, no respect for others, etc.),  it can come from the way you let your kids behave, dress, talk to others etc.
2)If you live according to your own standards, you will never walk with God.
3)If you are trying to "keep up with the Joneses" you will never be happy and God won't be in your life.
4)God wants us to leave according to His Commandments...We all know that times have changed, peoples behavior have changed also, but God's Commandments don't change, we like it or not the Commandments still have the same meaning today as the days of  Moises. God never changes and His law has never changed.

We are not perfect, we are going to sin, we are not discussing that...what we are saying here is that if you know God, you will be more familiar with what God requires from us. We need to change from inside out, we need to take the Commandments to heart, never have the excuse "everybody else is doing it" because when the time of judgment comes "everybody else" won't be there to intermediate for you.

Be wise and try to do the things that pleases God, no this world.
When you come to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, worldly things won't change, they are here to stay...but you are the one who's going to change, you are the one who has to make better decisions that will please God. You will have to start with your heart, then your mind and with that your walk with God will come easy.

This is the hope I have in the Lord...it doesn't matter how bad our path looks like, God will always be there to comfort us.He will never abandon us.

I PRAY THAT GOD WILL WORK IN YOUR HEART TODAY. AMEN

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remebering 9/11

 
How can we forget that horrible day?
8 years had passed and it feels like if it was yesterday. The country mourn the dead and hopes that this will never happen again.
The truth is that it is only a matter of time...we don't know when, where, how many people will die next time this happen again.
Do not worry about all these un-certainties, we all know that satan never takes a break, he is working on preparing more attacks on us, to our great country.
You should worry about your soul, about where you want to go, if you are the next victim.
How prepare are you? What have you done to be ready, if you are the next victim of another attack?  How prepare are you to be face to face with your Creator? 
It is very important that you must think where you want to spend eternity.
I'm not here to debate if Heaven and hell are real, all I can say is that you might not have time to decide, death can come to anybody at anytime, like to those who perished in the twin tower, Pentagon and fly 93. 
Many people might be asking themselves of what had happened to the souls of all the victims...Many might believe that their death was so violent, that they deserve to be in Heaven with the Father and the Son-Jesus Christ, but the truth is that only God knows. God is the only one who knows each of the victims since the day they were born. 
For us the only way we can know is by reading the word of God, the Bible is very clear about what is it that we need to do, if we want to go to the Father in Heaven.
Read the word and be prepare, just in case you are the next victim.
John 10:7
Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 
  John 10:9
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
  John 11:9
Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
   John 11:25
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 
  John 11:26
And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" 
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Wages of Sin


As far as I concerned we are all sinners, one way or another we had fallen short of God's grace.
Sin is like a heavy load of dirty laundry we carried around everywhere we go, sin can blind us and harden our hearts, sin can drive us to the bottom of the pit, by the time we realize we are at the bottom we had already build a big wall between God and us. Sin separated us from God.
Sin can separate us from people we care and love, sometimes that can be for ever...
Sometimes my husband and I get into some nonsense arguments and I get so angry at my husband (we know anger is a sin) that I can't think and I start sinning with my mouth and thoughts...all of the sudden I become self righteous (self righteousness is a sin) I start thinking that he has to come an apologize first...he is the one who's wrong not me (pride is a sin) after all I'm the one who's always right, I'm the one who God's loves the most, I'm the one who reads the Bible everyday (self righteousness is a sin) it is nothing wrong with me, my husband is the one who doesn't understands me, so that makes it his fault" this is so typical of me.
Thanks God the Holy  Spirit always convict me right away! I come to God and repent of all those horrible thoughts that I just had. I always pray that God will forgive me for offending the man He has giving me for a husband. I love my husband so much.
When people sin against us we have to forgive them, even if they don't repent of what they have done to us, we have to trust in the Lord that He will deal with them, and for us...we don't want to carry any load that separate us from God, so the best thing to do is forgive others, being angry at others is a sin.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin [is] death, but the gift of God [is] eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 7:28
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed [me].

1John  1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1John 2:1
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day of school

Thanks Father for giving me another day of life, another opportunity to be with my children and for one more advise I can give them. Thanks God for my blog readers, I pray for a wonderful day for all of them...I pray all this in Jesus mighty name Amen!
Today is the first day of school for my children, after a nice Summer brake it is hard to go back to the routine. I thanks my God for providing after I lost my job, He is the reason I was able to stay home with my children for this Summer...I'm so glad we did a lot of activities and for the hot days, we just stayed home.
God is so good...He even gave us a new car, witch we enjoyed so much!!
My husband is been such a great husband, he spend so many hours looking for the right car and the right price, I thank my God for giving me such a caring husband.
Now it is time for me to start looking for a new job. I know for sure that God has one for me already, I just need to do my part, I think I'm ready...if not please pray for me.
Everything for the Glory of God!!!

2SAMUEL 22:50
Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.

1CHRONICALS 16:34
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for [He is] good! For His mercy [endures] forever.

1CORINTHIANS 15:57
But thanks [be] to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Going back to God

I love to see people coming back to the Lord.
Some times, I wonder what make people go back to their old ways. After knowing the love of God and the eternal salvation that comes from the Son! what make them draft away. 
This verse can explain why many Christians go through these trials...


Matthew 13:22
Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
 
The enemy doesn't want us to built a relationship with our Savior, when the enemy realize that he has lost another soul to God, he gets angry and he starts lying to us he tried to convince people that Christianity is the wrong way to go. 
This is how we find out if the word of God is like the seed the fell in good ground.

Matthew 13:23
But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands [it], who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
What kind of seed are you? How is your relationship with God?
Do not waist time trying to find out if this church is bigger or smaller, or what denomination is better, these things are man made...our time here in this earth is short, don't be confuse with something so shallow and unimportant. If your heart is in the right place God will give you the Holly Spirit for you to have wisdom and nothing in this world will hinder your salvation.
Be like the prodigious son who repented of his sins, who came back to the Father with a humble heart.
God will through a party in Heaven and the Angels will rejoice when you are ready to come back. The Lord is waiting on you...
Luke 15:21
And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

Luke 15:22
"But the father said to his servants, 'Bring [fn] out the best robe and put [it] on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on [his] feet.

Luke 15:24
for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

How to Walk with the Lord


I would like to talk a little bit about my walking with the Lord.
I'd been walking with the Lord for the past 16 years. I'd never stop believing in His promises.
He had been there for me, in the worse times of my life. He had take care of my enemies, one at the time. It is so amazing how God protect us and take our enemies away from our path. I have a great testimony about that particular case, where God showed me that He was there with me and He'd promised me that He will take care of it, not because I'm so special to Him, but because I had great faith in Him.
Nobody is more special to God...we are all on the same level at the foot of the Cross!!! the difference is of how much you trust Him, how much faith you have in Him, how much you love Him, how much time you spend with Him and how much time you spend in His word.
Do not consume your time doing worldly things, those things won't take you far.
REMEMBER...THE LORD SHOULD BE #1 IN YOUR DAILY LIFE...MEDITATE ON HIS WORD DAY AND NIGHT.

Acts 20:30
"So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

James 1:23
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror.

1John 1:10
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

1John 2:5
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

Revelations 19:13
He [was] clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

Revelations 20:4
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then [I saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received [his] mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

2 Peter 2:20
For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
2 Peter 2:21
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
2 Peter 2:22
But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A dog returns to his own vomit," [fn] and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire."

Ooh!!!! these are very harsh words from Peter to all of us, but very true...We Christian believed that as soon as we say the "Prayer of salvation" we are in God's side and we can go on living the same way before we came to Christ.
We don't understand that coming to Jesus was only the beginning...after coming to Jesus we need to get to know Him...How do we do that? By reading His word every day (Bible) and changing your heart, humbling your self and putting away the old you.
"For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness" If we know the truth about Jesus and we ignore His Commandments is like saying "I know you but I don't care about you", "thanks but no thanks" I don't want to know what God will do about people like that. The day of judgment is at hand and we don't want to be left behind and cast to the lake of fire. You want to believed it or not, hell is as real as Heaven.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The End is Near

I'm reading the book of "2 Peter" here we can learn some of the teaching of Peter before he was kill, he wants us to be aware of the end of times, he wants us to know how God will destroy the sinners. God wants His people (us) to be vigilant for Jesus coming. I will encourage everyone to read this book, just to have an idea of how God wants us to live our lives. He wants us to know of what's going on in this world, it had been already written in the Bible. This way we can prepare our selves.
For the ones that don't know Jesus, they are welcome into His life at any time and as you are, there is not a lie in Jesus mighty name, as you learn more about Him, you will be more prepare for the end of times, you will understand "the global warming" "wars" "natural disasters" I assure you that you won't wonder anymore, you will know for sure why these things are happening.

2Peter 2:1-10

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.
By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does [fn] not slumber.
For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast [them] down to hell and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, [one of] eight [people], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned [them] to destruction, making [them] an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;
and delivered righteous Lot, [who was] oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked
for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented [his] righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing [their] lawless deeds)--
[then] the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,
and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. [They are] presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,

2Peter 2:22
For when they speak great swelling [words] of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped [fn] from those who live in error.
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A dog returns to his own vomit," [fn] and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.

THESE ARE ONLY A FEW VERSES OF CHAPTER 2.






















Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What God tells us about "Patience"

My daily routine had changed in the last month, I have my nephew living with us, he needs our help for now, he is in between decisions about his future. I'm glad I have a blood relative living with us.
I know how important it is to help one another. I know my heart is in the right place and that is why I'm glad I can help people, the most important reason is that this is what Jesus had commanded us to do. For every step I take to help others, I need to be "Patient" things might not go the way I want to... this is where my mistake is... I want to see the results as soon as possible, I forget that it is God's timing and not mine. I'm just a tool that God is using to do His will in others.
If you are going to help others be "Patient" don't be anxious for the results you want to see, those results might not be what you want them to be, they might be "God's results".
Do not help others for your own gain and don't do it for recognition or for attention, that will not please God!! We need to help others with a humble heart.

Romans 15:4
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

Romans 15:5
Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus

James 1:4
But let patience have [its] perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'm back!!!

Hello everybody!!!
My lap top doesn't work right now, that is the main reason I haven't post anything.
Now I'm using my son's computer, he is so sweet to let me use it.
I'm still with out work, only the Lord knows the time!! that is why I don't worry. The Lord had bless my husband with a good job, so we all are doing OK. Now I have more time to spend with my two children before they go back to school, not only that, but now I have more time to participate in some activities at church, right now I'm busy doing some craft for my church garage sale, we need the money for our Women Retreat in November.
The Lord still working miracles in our lives. I'm so thankful for His blessings.
GOD IS GOOD....

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I had decided to post my Day by Day Grace "Blue Bible"
because I like everyone to learn about Faith, some times we are so consume by the lies of this world, that there is not room for faith, but we need to have the spirit of discernment to block the enemy lies and trust God's promises.

Day By Day By Grace
Bob Hoekstra
August 8, 2009
Responding Properly to God's Promises
By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. (Hebrews 11:11
)

Before we proceed in our consideration of God's promises, let's look at some examples of those who responded properly to His promises.. This will assist us in the path of living daily by the grace of God. Remember, living by God's grace and depending upon His promises are two perspectives concerning the same reality. Both speak of God working in and through the lives of His people.

Sarah responded properly to God's promises.. It is true that she tried to fulfill God's promise of a son by her own ingenuity. "So Sarai said to Abram, 'See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her'" (Genesis 16:2

). It is true that she later laughed with incredulity, when the promise was repeated. "And He said, 'I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.' And Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him…Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, 'After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also'?" (Genesis 18:10
, 12
). Nevertheless, she eventually responded properly to what God had promised to do. "By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed." The proper response to God's promises is to believe them. All who trust in the Lord to do what He has promised will experience God at work in their lives. Sarah trusted God's promise of a son, and God enabled her to conceive and birth that son. "By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age."

Isaac was born in spite of the fact that Sarah did not have the natural biological capacity to conceive anymore. Isaac was born by means of Sarah's exercising faith in the promises of God. Note, however, that Sarah's faith was not merely some act of the human will (like "mind over matter" or "power of positive thinking"). Her faith was based upon the faithfulness of God. "She judged Him faithful who had promised." She considered what God had revealed to her about Himself and concluded that He was reliable, so she relied upon Him.


Friday, July 31, 2009

The way of wisdom

"Without God all is vanity"

Godless learning-----------cynicism (Ecc. 1:7-8)
Godless greatness--------- sorrow (Ecc.1:16-18)
Godless pleasure---------- disappointment (Ecc.2:1-2)
Godless labor--------------hatred of life (Ecc.2:17)
Godless philosophy--------emptiness (Ecc. 3:1-9)
Godless eternity-----------unfulfillment (Ecc.3:11)
Godless life----------------depression (Ecc.4:2-3)
Godless religion-----------dread (Ecc.5:7)
Godless wealth------------trouble (Ecc.5:12)
Godless existences--------frustration (Ecc.6:12)
Godless wisdom-----------despair (Ecc.11:1-8)

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God, a deeply serious attitude towards the commands of God .

GODLY FEAR --------------FULFILLMENT (Ecc.12:13-14)

YOU DECIDE !!!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vanity and God

To start with...I want you to know what "Vanity" means according to "Dictionary.com"
-excessive pride in one's appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc.; character or quality of being vain.
-lack of real value; hollowness; worthlessness

The book of Ecclesiastics focus in "Vanity" it teach us all kind of vanities the human being can have and how easy it is to fall into.
I personally know people who are so proud of them self, they think that they are smart, good looking, to the point that nothing or no one can be at their level, they always point their fingers to show people how wrong they are or how stupid they are, did I forget to say that they are Christians :( yes they are!!!
Vanity is so rooted in people witch make them blind and that is the reason why they believe that they are always right. So how can you help people like that? when they think that you are not enlighten by God, the same way they are.
What I'm trying to tell is, that the meaning of life will not be found in knowledge, money, pleasure, work, or popularity (all this is vanity). True satisfaction comes from knowing that what we are doing is part of God’s purpose for our lives.
Nothing is eternal, the things that really matter are those things that we carry with us throughout eternity.
John 4:13
Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
John 4:14
but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

Beauty will pass away, accumulated treasures can be lost in matter of seconds, popularity is a mirage, sacrificing time with your family for work is an abomination.
God can reveal what kind of vanity we have within our selves (we all have some kind of vanity) we need to ask the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and strength to change from the bottom of our hearts.

Ecclesiastes 6:9
Better [is] the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire. This also [is] vanity and grasping for the wind.

Ecclesiastes 8:14
There is a vanity which occurs on earth, that there are just [men] to whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again, there are wicked [men] to whom it happens according to the work of the righteous. I said that this also [is] vanity.

PLEASE LETS TRY TO DO THE RIGHT THING!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The way of the Master

I have been taking "The Way of the Master" group class at church. I want to become a better witness to others. These are series of videos, teach by Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort.
I will encourage everybody to watch some of these videos in YouTube, you can type "The way of the Master or Ray Comfort" or visit their web site, they are very educational.

I'm personally get overwhelm to see how many people out there hate God or they simple don't believe in Him.
It is so sad to see how satan has much control over many, many people in this world. These atheist people are full of hate, they hate everything that has to do with God (you and me).
We can see the work of satan when Ray talks to some of these atheists, most of them are so confused and angry. This is exactly satan's goal...confuse this generation, starting with their sexual identity, anorexia, depression, marriage desegregation, etc. They are very angry because they are so narrow minded, that when they don't comprehend something and they don't want to look like fools, they react with anger, they refuse to accept the truth of Jesus Christ.

I need everybody to understand that this is what I perceive when I watch these videos. Let me know if you don't agree with me or you might have more to add. THANKS



THIS WOMAN IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF ATHEISM IN AMERICA. HER REACTION IS "ANGER"

Jeremiah 31:34
No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."

Luke 23:34
Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." [fn] And they divided His garments and cast lots

Friday, July 24, 2009

Luke 16:19-31

Luke 16:19-31 "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' "But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.' "He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.' "'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' "He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"
(This is a parable, an example from Jesus to His disciples, now lets not concentrate in the parable but in the massage that Jesus is trying to deliver)

Hell exist, not only for the rich who doesn’t have pity for his fellow men, but for the rest of the wicked world too…Many people don’t believe in hell, because they have created a god who suits their wickedness (Exodus 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before Me) Jesus is giving us this Parable to make us aware that hell is real as Heaven is…Jesus wants us to avoid eternal condemnation.

If we care for the lost souls out there, we need to start been more open about “hell” we need to make people aware that their souls are in danger…and that the only way out is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, [And] all the nations that forget God.

Matthew 10:28
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.