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

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)


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vanity and God

To start with...I want you to know what "Vanity" means according to ""
-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.


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


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.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I saw my heart!

I just want to share a little bit of what's going on with my health.
My doctor told me before, that she founded some irregularities with the beat of my heart, so after seeing two doctors, one of them said that I need it an ultra sound. I had a heart ultra sound at Kaiser yesterday. The technician who was doing the ultra sound let me see my heart in the monitor. I was amaze to see my heart for a first time!! I saw my heart beating and the blood flowing fast. I couldn't hold the tears, because I saw the wonders of God within my body. I saw how great God is. He gave us that small organ to keep us going and to store many different kind of feelings.
When I saw my heart at work, I was so overwhelm that my tears came out. I was thinking how many people take for granted the human body, not knowing that that is God's perfect work.
What ever the results are from this ultra sound, I thank God for my body, and I thank God for giving me the knowledge between abuse and care of my body.

God is perfect in what He does...
We are the ones who chooses to do drugs, to be an alcoholics, to fiscally abuse our bodies. The results of doing drugs or drinking alcohol can be disastrous, by doing drugs or alcohol we can change even the health of our own children for the rest of their lives (that is not God's plans)

Pray, ask God to reveal what kind of abuse you have done to your own body. Listen to what God has to tell you, think about it, and pray for strength that He might work in your life in a supernatural ways.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

I'm not of this world!

John 15:18
"If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before [it hated] you.
For sure this world hate us because we have chosen to follow Jesus, but what a privilege it is to know that people can tell that you are different. Getting to know Jesus is the best thing that happened in my life.

John 15:19
If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
This is the difference between a real Christian and self renounce Christian, this verse is very clear; if you are happy doing things that pleases this world and you easily blend in with non-Christians, what is that tell you? that you are not a real Christian.
When you start seen rejections from old "friends" because of your walk with the Lord, then be happy, you are reflecting Jesus, you are representing Jesus the right way, you are not of this world.

John 15:20
Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
We need to listen to Jesus words, if Jesus was persecuted, arrested and kill. We should expect the same thing, we might not get kill like Jesus did (at least in the US) but unfortunately many countries around the world are killing Christians. Here in the US and the rest of the American Continent what's happening is...that friends will turn against friends, family members will mock their Christians relatives, and some times those family members will walk away from you.
If this is what's happening to you, that only means that you are doing something right (you are walking with Jesus) what a privilege.

We need to pray and ministry to those that don't know Jesus or to the ones that know Jesus but they are not walking with Him.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Brother in Heaven

July 15 1980
It’s been 29 years since my brother Robert got kill. How you cope with a death of a love one?
My family and I had move on since that horrible day, but many questions still remain.
Since I’d become Christian, those questions had increased in a more spiritual meaning.
I always ask people if is possible for a non-Christian person to go to Heaven after death, no body has the answer I want to hear. My hope is that my brother made peace with our Creator before he died.
Our God is a loving God and justs to forgive.

My brother was a good 22 years old young guy,
He was one of my best friends.
He was always with me.
We always played together when we were little.
We were only two years apart, which is way we were good friends.
In a bad day we will argue or fist fight, but after a few hours we were friends again and everything was forgiven.
He never had the opportunity to get married.
He was a happy person.
He was a good friend to his friends.
He was a very hard working person.
He was a good son to my parents.

I pray that our Lord in Heaven had forgiven his trespasses.
I pray that my brother is enjoying the eternal life God has promised to us.


Monday, July 13, 2009

God and Family

I thank God for my family...
Family was God's idea when He created Adam, the He said “It is not good for man to be alone,” so He created a woman (Eve) then He blessed them and told them Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth Gen 2:28
Even after they sin, God continue with His plan for families and blessed them with children.
Right after the flood God continuous with His plans for families when He told Noah and his sons Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth Gen 9:1
This past weekend I'd visit my relatives and we had a blast, even dough we'd been separated by circumstances, we still love and support each others. I was so happy to see my little nephews and nieces, the family had grown so much.
I pray for blessings and protection for all of them. I know God is pouring His blessing upon them

My parents and their grand and great grand children.

My two sweet nephews, Carlos and Erick

My only sister Karen and I

My dad Mauricio (Papawi for grand children) and I

My mom Julia (Mamayu for grand children) and I