WHO IS GOD AND WHO AM I?

WHO IS GOD? He is the living God of the Universe. He’s Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end. There’s no one before Him and there will be no one after Him. He’s Lord over all lords and King over all kings. He is a theocracy and not a democracy. He’s the only true and living God. HE’S I AM THAT I AM AND HE’S I AM FOREVER! He is HOLY and absolutely set apart and separated from all that is sinful. I AM The Bible teaches us that God in His absolute Holiness and unfailing mercy has provided a way for us to be saved and to come to a full knowledge of the truth. Isaiah 6:3   3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. John 14:6   6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. WHO AM I? Without Christ you are a lost sinner; and your heart is evil and wicked.  You stand guilty before the righteous Judge of all the earth and you are under the wrath and condemnation of a Holy God. Psalm 51:5   5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Romans 3:23   23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; John 3:18 and vs. 36     18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.   36He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. 

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? In light of whom Christ is and what He has done for us on the cross, it is your responsibility to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.  This means I must come to Christ and receive Him as my  Lord and Personal Saviour, in believing the following scriptures: John 3:16 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  Romans 6:23    23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 1st John 1:9    9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Romans 10:8-10  image.8.changing.a.nation  8But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;  9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.   10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

  • The Lord Jesus is the only Saviour. There is no salvation apart from Him. (Acts 4:12 and John 10:9)
  • The Lord Jesus died and rose again for my salvation. (1 Thess. 4:14 and Romans10:9). You have to believe and confess Him as your Lord and Personal Saviour
  • The Lord Jesus is able and willing to save me. (Isaiah 59:1)
  • The Lord Jesus will save you if you trust Him and Him alone as your Saviour. Your spouse, your children, family members, job, and etc. cannot be your Saviour. They become an idol when you put them before the Lord. You have to trust Him and Him alone to be your Saviour.

HOW CAN I KNOW THAT I AM SAVED? Because God cannot lie. Salvation is total deliverance from the power and effect of sins.  Anything that goes against the Word of God is sin. There’s no true deliverance without Salvation.  Salvation is received by believing and confessing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Personal Saviour. (Titus 1:2)    2In hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began.

WHAT MUST I DO NOW THAT I AM SAVED? When you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour (Romans 10:9-10) it is your responsibility to grow and to keep on growing in the grace and knowledge of your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ so you can live a righteous and Holy life before the Lord. Here are some ways to maintain your salvation: (once save is always saved – not true – the bible says you must work out your own salvation) and you can do that by:  (Philippians 2:12)    12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.  (2nd Peter 3:18) But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

  • As a personal testimony of your new life in Christ; be baptized in obedience to Christ command.
  • Pray and read the Word of God on a daily basis.
  • Find you a local church so you can get understanding of the Word of God through the man of God.
  • Confess your sins to God (1st John 1:9).
  • Be willing to share Christ with others. In other word be a bold witness for Christ.
  • Be faithful to the Lord and speak God’s Words only.
  • Avoid gossiping that will cause strife and hatred. Be quick to forgive.
  • Always walk in the love of God.
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STAY FOCUSED ON THE MISSION

The storms of life that we encounter in our lives from time-to-time are design to get us off focus and out of the will of God for our lives. It’s important to stay focus and be committed to the mission God has given each of us to fulfill in this earth. The enemy will use anything or anyone to get you off focus and throw all kinds of distractions at you to keep you from moving forth. It’s a hindering force to stop you, but you must press on and through it all. Stay focus on the mission. He has a purpose for the mission. No matter how big the storm or how low the valley stay focused on the mission. Your mind is all over the place when you lose focus of the mission. In addition, you have no strength to keep pushing it. Your desire to press on begins to fade away. You lose interest and your faith begins to fail. Let your strength continue to be strong so you won’t fall in the day of adversity. focus.1When you lose focus your mind begins to wander in all directions. You lose sight of the mission.  You lose sight of the vision because now you’re thinking about all the cares of the world and the issues of life surrounding you. It is design to choke the Word of God out of you where your strength becomes small.  Be determine to stay focused at all cause. Pray without ceasing and stay in the presence of the Lord. And read the Word of God every day to avoid distractions. And there may be times you never know the directions the storms are coming from which is why it’s so important to put on the “Whole Armour of God” so you’ll be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Because we’re not wrestling against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, rulers, the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places.  You have to put on the “Whole Armour of God so you’ll be able to stand in the evil day. And as you’re standing on the Word of God, make sure your lions are girted about with the truth of God’s Holy Word and the breastplate of righteousness so your feet will continue to be sharp with the preparation of the gospel of peace. And through it all take on the shield of faith so you’ll be able to quench every fiery darts that is thrown at you. Because it’s the enemy that wants you to lose focus of the mission. Continue to watch and pray in the spirit with all supplications. And pray for others saints that may be going through too. However, when that enemy comes at you like a flood, you put on the helmet of salvation and cover yourself with the Spirit of God’s Holy Word so you can remain steadfast and unmovable always abounding in the good works of the Lord.  Stay focus on the mission (Eph. 6:11-18, 1 Cor. 15:58). Jesus stayed focused on the mission. He came to seek and save that which was lost. (Luke 16:10).  He lived every day to fulfill His mission. He didn’t let anyone or anything distract Him from doing the Will of the Father. In spite of what others thought of Him He was determined to fulfill the Will of God for His life. And He fulfilled the mission that was set before him. He said Father, I have finished the work you have given me to do (John 17:4). Just like Jesus did, you and I have to continue to remain focus on the mission so we can reach our destiny in fulfilling God’s Divine Will for our lives. We cannot allow the cares of the world to come and choke the Word of God out of us. Worrying about things that’s beyond your control is a distraction. We cannot allow the opinions of other people to distract us from moving forward. Seek God in prayer and stay focus.  We all have a mission in expanding the Kingdom of God, and in order to stay focus in fulfilling that mission, we have to run with endurance the race that is set before us. And look only unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Stay focus on the mission and run the race that has been set before you.

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Being a Bold Witness for Christ

Acts 4:31, And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness. Webster Definition of Boldness is a willingness to take risks and act innovatively; confidence or courage. Showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit. The Prerequisite for being a bold witness for Christ is to have confidence in the word of God and the Power of the Holy Spirit. Knowing this is your confidence in Him, which will empower you to be a “bold” witness for the Kingdom of God! Confidence is define as to have an inward certainty, to be convinced, a trust.  An assurance that stands firm upon a foundation that has substance and or boldness. Proverbs 3:26 says, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught and 1 John 5:14 “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to Evangelizing the World Workshop.FlyerHis will he hears us”. It’s through confidence in our Helper, the Holy Spirit that when we come into contact with someone, He will give us the words we need to speak, “Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer for I (Christ) will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist”(Luke 21:14-15) And In Psalms 118:8 it says, “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man”, man includes the fleshly part of you.  This is how we overcome the fear of failure by trusting in the Lord with all thy heart and leaning not unto thy own understanding, but in all thy ways acknowledging Him and He will direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). We must remember that the Holy Spirit is on the inside of us. He is our helper. Call upon him to help you say the right things; he already knows what you are thinking.  Remember, the person may not receive salvation the moment you share the Word with them, have a farmer’s mentality like Paul.  He said in the book of 1 Corinthians 3:6, “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase”.  So confidence in Jesus and the Word must always outweigh what we feel.  You may feel like you didn’t get through to that individual, but God has a plan and our confidence must be in God’s plan concerning that person’s life. One of the ways you can walk in confidence it to start by knowing who you are in Christ Jesus.  A good example is David.  While visiting his brothers and the Israelite soldiers on the battlefield, David listened as Goliath, the Philistine giant demanded an opponent for battle.  It was then that David asked an important question in 1 Samuel 17:26, he asked, “for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God”?  Basically, David was saying, look we are the promised people of the living God.  How can this guy think he could defeat the people who are in covenant with the Almighty God?  So walking in confidence means you must know what God says about you.  Know the promises of God and trust in them.  Later David asked permission of King Saul to challenge Goliath.  The king himself doubted that David could defeat the giant.  But David explained in 1 Samuel 17:36-37 “that the Lord had delivered him out of the paw of the lion and the bear and that God would deliver him out of the hand of this Philistine”.  This shows the inward certainty that David had in God.  Confidence to overcome feelings, emotions and bad thoughts can be defeated by remembering other trials and tribulations God has brought you through.  He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. Remember God is the one in control. All we need do is yield to His leading and He will direct our steps.  For in Him we live, and move, and have our being.  (Acts 17:28, Galatians 1:16). The Greek word translated “boldness” means “outspokenness, frankness, plainness.” That word expresses the idea of “courage, confidence, and fearlessness.” Boldness does not mean bluntness, arrogant, or rudeness. It’s knowing who you are in Christ and His Power and Ability operating in you to move and speak boldly. While being bold, we also want to be peaceable with all. (Rom. 12:18) Also, as we minister the good news of God’s Kingdom know the difference between boldness and tactfulness (be considered and courtesy) so that you do not offend someone intentionally. This type of boldness does not come from within or from self-reliance. But this Holy Boldness comes from the Creator Himself as a result of us being rooted and grounded in the Word and filled with the Spirit of God. Matthew 10:20, “For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.  And because of the faith and hope we have in Christ Jesus We’re able to speak the word with boldness. 2 Corinthians 3:12

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Pursue God’s Will for Your Life!

We live in a day and time where there is no time to play church or even entertain the tricks of the enemy. The end of all things are at hand. Christ return is soon!  There is a great work to be done and a great harvest of “Souls” to be reaped. The world greatest “Soul Winning Revival” is about to break forth and we must prepare the “Souls” for His return.  It’s so important for you to be free from everything that is keeping you bound. That include past hurts, failures, strife, envy, confusion, discouragements, disappointments, and so forth. Those are just a few of the many things that will keep you bound and distract you. You have to avoid distractions at all cause. Don’t entertain it! It’s a big distraction. You have to let the past go if you’re going to reign with Christ and be a part of His Winning Kingdom. There are specifics things God has called you to do. His will is what enable you to get Him involved in His plan and purpose for your life. Jeremiah 1: 4-5, the Lord gave me a message.  He said, I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.  Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the World.  You see, God had already purposed a plan for Jeremiah life before he was even born, and just like He had purposed a plan for Jeremiah’s life He has purposed a plan for your life. And since we have been surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses (Moses, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Enoch, Isaac, Jacob, Abel, Joseph and etc.) to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down. Especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress.  The Will ImageAnd let us run with endurance the race God has set before us (Hebrews 12:1). You have a particular race that God has set before you to run.  It’s a race that has to do with the divine destiny God has already planned for you to fulfill. In other words, you are to fulfill God’s plan and purpose for your own individual life.  You are not to run someone else’s race or finish someone else’s course.  For God has set a different course for you. Jeremiah 29:11-13, says 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. God has set the purpose and plan for your life. He has set the race for you to run and it’s your responsibility to discover the race that has been set for you already. And you can discover that race by spending much time in God’s presence. When you’re in His presence He will begin to speak to you and show you the race you’re supposed to run. In addition, God has given you His Word so you can know His Will. Once you discover it! Run with it! That’s the Vision! It set the pace for the directions in your life, which is the unfolding of God’s Master Plan for your life. Once you discover the will of God for your life you can be a witness in the world, on your job, in your home, and with those you meet on a daily basis. Many people already know what God has called them to do but the excuses and procrastination gets in the way. You can’t be afraid to miss it in order to pursue it! God Plan will still come to pass one way or another even if He has to raise up someone else to do it!  He can raise up the next world changer overnight.  It will come to pass with or without you! God will not allow anyone to fight Him over His Plan.  He will move one out the way and bring in another. So if you choose not to do God’s Will He will raise up someone else that will say yes and obey Him! He already have a replacement. The Gifts and calling of God is without repentance. God doesn’t change His mind! People do! Many people have gone for their choices rather than God’s plan and purpose for their lives.  Whatever God has called you to do hold a future and will bring you the greatest fulfillment in life. You will love doing what God called you to do! It’s that unspeakable “Joy”! You’ll have a burning passion deep down on the inside of you!  In fact, you’re incomplete if you don’t do it!  That emptiness you may be feeling, it might be because you’re not pursuing His Will.  He call you to do something that demands your presence in the earth and will bring Him all the Glory! Everything God promise you is wrapped up in His Will! The “Will” comes first! That’s the way God planned it. Don’t procrastinate! Don’t postpone it! Rather jump on it! And do whatever God tells you to do!

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