Faith & Feeling

Feeling relies on sensuality based on the things that are tangible whilst faith is founded on sensitivity and the knowledge of God’s Word.

¤ One relies on worldly knowledge, the other on divine knowledge.

¤ One relies on the flesh for leadership the other, on the Holy Spirit.

¤ On builds self, through self-satisfaction, self-gratification and all things self-centered. The other nourishes the spirit where God alone is glorified, flesh is crucified and service too all men is core.

¤ One leads to certain damnation as it is hostile towards the things of God whilst the other is assured of life in all its abundance as it utterly surrendered to Jesus Christ.

¤ One has an appetite that can never be filled. The rich are hell-bent on getting richer. The party-goer is always seeking the next party. He that is high is always seeking a higher high. None ever find what they are looking for.

The other has an unquenchable thirst for the fullness of God. Pouring yourself into others only leaves you empty and in need of a refill. Being filled, only makes you more thirsty. Being emptied, gives you an increase in the capacity in which you are filled.

I’ve done both, being filled with sin only left me more miserable, fearful and powerless as before. Being filled with God’s fullness is exhilarating each waking moment. You finally found the peace and long-term happiness (which is joy) that you were looking for. You not only gained liberty over your life along with the peace and the joy, but Jesus also gave us POWER. Enormous, supreme, world-changing power.

Leave the dark-side and come over to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. You will never be the same again!

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There are an average of 4 births per day for every second, which equals to about 360,000 new lives daily. Conversely, there are 2 deaths for every second, amounting to 151, 600 lives lost world-wide.

Truths:
¤ Life and death are at work each day.
¤ On the question of death it’s not a matter of if, or how, but when.
¤ As a child is birthed the countdown clock to our unknown end begins.

The above statements are reflective of a reality that we cannot escape. There are no evasive maneuvers or actions that can lengthen, prolong or foil the specific time that death comes knocking. In fact, it’s more of a kicking down of the door than a knock, if we are being blunt. It comes for all, ready or not, man, woman or child, good or bad, rich or poor, black or white and most times, when we least expect it.

The worst part of all of this is that most times there is no warning signal, just another day. Maybe you hear another person speaking about Jesus. Possibly you were challenged by a loved one to make things right with God, all in the middle of a busy day. Or perhaps, there was none of that, and death just comes.

We constantly are reminded of life and it’s fragility and in love, I also seek to warn you of eternity and it’s severity. The fragility of life must be weighed against the extreme severity of eternity. A gamble with your life’s wealth may see you rebounding some years after, but a gamble on Jesus has no re-corrective measures.

We seek insurance for this life? I better implore you to find assurance for the next. If God, Jesus, Satan, Heaven and Hell didn’t exist, then we all go to some random abyss or just die in the end. Christians may have been wrong but in the end nobody really loses. However, if we are right, and God did really send His only begotten Son for us, and we rejected? We would know the bed we would have eternally made.

My Question is this:

ARE YOU READY TO LIE IN IT?

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~7 Times 7 Challenge~

7 Life Building Declarations for Christians

:::::Declare these 7 verses aloud
:::::::::3 times for each verse (at least)
:::::::::::::For 7 days (or until you say STOP)

Words by themselves have power. The Words from God has godly power, that is; supernatural power. As such, I want you to join me for the next 7 days as we speak the Word of God over our lives.

2 Corinthians 10:5
I take captive of every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Psalms 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Romans 8:37
In all these things I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loved me.

1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Proverbs 18:21
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Job 22:28
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

Manifested Love

Love cannot be proven in word but manifested in deeds,
Perfect love casts out all fear, we are now free and free indeed.
The love we are called to freely give is from the love we have freely received,
If we love Him let’s obey Him – seek the lost and save the weak.

The harvest is ready but He said the workers are also few,
The world is so busy working while the Church seems out of view.
We have gotten so busy doing church things, whilst evangelism is refused.
We are like spiritually obese Christians filled with all ‘word’ and never being used.

How can we have Christ within but never seek or save the lost?
How can we go to Church every weekend, but still struggle with the lust?
How can we have God who is love yet reaching out to sinners bring disgust?
How can a whole year can pass and we haven’t told one person of Jesus, His love and death on a cross for us?

Are we truly saved? Are we certain? Are we sure?
Maybe we should be ministering to each other and start to witness to our core.
Love accompanied with no action is only deception laid in store,
Many are called yet the chosen few, it’s the obedient that God looks for.

So I urge you my brother, my sister my friend,
Awaken from your slumber and be a witness of God’s love to the world’s end.
Let His love drive you to fulfilling your purpose and leading as much to heaven,
Seek every opportunity to show forth His love everyday, week, hour and second.

The life you save today maybe the one who saves a thousand tomorrow,
The life you ignore on the bus today may suffer for eternity in sorrow.
It is for this reason I implore you to move like your next minute is borrowed,
Leave nothing for later but do all that you can this very hour.

Guilty As Charged!!!

In Jamaica, when you are stopped by the police; let’s say, for speeding – you may get ticketed. The offence will be noted by the officer along with yourself, in which you will have to pay a fine for your
offence of driving over the required speed limit.

You have two options at this point:
1. To pay the ticket and be done with the matter, or
2. Not pay the ticket and challenge the charge in a court of law.

This is the same scenario that we are all in today. The Bible charges us by saying that, “We are born in sin and shaped in iniquity” (Psalm 51:5). It also states that no matter how we try to good deeds, “all our righteous acts are like filthy rags” (Is. 64:6). As such, we are not able to settle the charges levied against us by a Holy God, by working in our own strength.

This, therefor; is the breakdown:
1. We are charged with being sinners and in danger of judgement and hell fire.
2. The fine was to live holy and righteously.
3. We are unable to live sinless lives due to our sinful nature.
4. Jesus, the Lamb of God lived a sinless life and as a result, paid the fine for us.
5. In order to be free of all charges, we need to first of accept His pardon of forgiveness thus saving ourselves from the having to face the Court of law which is Judgement Day.
6. We now must pursue a life of holiness and righteousness, adhering to the teaching in His Word.

So the questions are:
Have you been charged with living sinfully?
Have you accepted Jesus’ payment of His life for you that you may be free from the power of sin, death and the grave?
If you have not yet been cleared of these charges, what are you waiting on? Or rather, on what have your time been wasted on?
If you have accepted Jesus’ sacrifice for you, how has it been now that you are a child of the Most High?

Who’s Your God?

As the sun rises to shine and moon gives light at night;
So I ponder, of what purpose have I?
As the trees produce fruit and ground blossoms life;
So I meditate on my being born in this time.
As that which is sown can be reaped and that which is given is received;
So I wonder on what function was given to me.
The sun, moon, trees and grounds knows their place, purpose and be;
Yet, I stand negligent of God’s need to glorify Himself through my being.

All the created things were made to bring glory to the Eternal Supreme Being;
From the waving grass on ground to the roaring seas.
All of creation sees the evidence of Your presence, yet some refuse to see –
The detail, the splendor and wonder in all the created things and Your Majesty.
So I, a minute creature in time and in Your hand I bring –
Only glory well deserved to you and this and more you deserve as KING of Kings.
If I had lived every day, from my birth to death with total obedience; a life without sin –
It would only be an insignificant fraction of the love that You have given.

Today, we seek the glory and approval as likes, follows, subscribers and more;
You made us in Your image and in our image we re-made You for sure.
We redesigned a religion that allows us to feel like we are saved;
So that we may feel free of guilt, as our conscience is enslaved.
We seek to gain glory from our fans, friends and all we depict fame, success, power;
Yet, in a fleeting moment all gained shall be lost when it’s our chosen hour.
And a life which was made to glorify our King Jesus was spent every moment honoring himself;
Then face the judgement and answer as to what they did with time – man’s true wealth.

Of a million likes, views, dollars or whatsoever measure of success you use;
Living for God’s glory is true success; be not fooled or confused!
Any glory gained from living outside of Jesus Christ,
Will only be destroyed at the cost paying an unfathomable price.
We may have lived the perfect life among men and garnered all their praise;
The soul that sins shall die and perish in hell for countless days.
Then we may ask, “For what purpose did I pursue this that life I lived?”
And be left only with the answer that you made yourself to be your god; your King.

My Brother’s Keeper

“Perhaps it would have been better if you had kept this truth and life to yourself. Why do you insist on sharing this Gospel of Jesus Christ when we have no interest in hearing it? Religion is just man’s way of getting us to conform. It is a lie from our forefathers and a deception. Why preach, why share, why post, why outreach?”

The truth is there are many of us that have become the ‘silently saved.’ We have given our lives to the Lord and are afraid to tell others of His love, His life and power, for sake of ridicule or embarrassment. Yet, we are commanded to do just that. In fact, the very God we serve was ridiculed, chastised and slaughtered even, so each of us can experience the liberty and authority we have today.

Yet, many have become imprisoned by fear; be it fear of failure or that which stems from pride – we then cower and hide the light of Christ under a bowl (Mark 4:21), selfishly keeping the gospel to ourselves like a policeman that is witness to a crime and does nothing but walks away. Ezekiel 33, gives a warning to us to warn our brothers and sisters from continuing to live in their sinful ways, but it also warns us who are saved as well.

If you do not warn your brother, sister, friend or neighbour, their blood will be on your shoulders (Ez. 33:4-6). We are called to be our brother’s keeper – to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. If I were unsaved I would want someone to pursue me with all the love and diligence in the world. We better believe that there are others in the world who are all hungering for this same truth. They may believe the solution is in the promotion, the influence, the power or the prosperity. It is our responsibility to show them that all they need can be found in Jesus Christ.

Amen!

This is the Year!!!

It’s the beginning of a New Year and we are filled with excitement and optimism. I myself am happy that we all made it through 2017; we are all a living testimony. Not only has the Lord brought us through some tough dilemmas but He has spared us from many an unforseen circumstances.

So, let us take this opportunity to express thanksgiving and praise to the Lord for His protection, provisions, His favor and mostly, His love. There are some who started their life of faith in 2017 and, sadly, there are maybe some that have drifted. 2018 is a year to stay on track and if you have ventured off; to get back on.

Let us approach all our dreams, aspirations and challenges being on the winning side with Jesus Christ. As we present our objectives to Him, He leads us to achieving those that are according to His will by empowering us by His grace. I encourage all who believe or don’t believe in Christ Jesus to give Him a chance this year. As for those that are already saved, I encourage us to walk passionately and with integrity.

I love you all and pray the Lord’s blessings and favor upon you, yours, your family and friends. A Most Amazing 2018 to You.

True Love Knows No End

If God does not do another miracle in your life would you still love Him?

If He never gave you the one thing you needed the most would you still serve Him?

What would it take for you to fall out of love for God.

Is it the scarcity of His presence?
The empowering feel of His love?
Is it the absence of His voice?
Or to never be able to see His face?

Surely, it must be something serious, so deep and so profound.

What would make me betray you?

LORD search my heart, purge the evil deep down.

Rid me of sin and the hold it has on me; break every stronghold that I may be free indeed.

Let me love you for who You are, for You first loved me unconditionally.

I desire for You to be my only desire, to fall endlessly in love with Thee.

For Your miracles, Your presence and benefits I am forever gracious.

Yet, it is Thy heart and not Thy hand that I love; Your confidence in me makes me greater.

Help me to see myself the way You see me that I may grow in faith.

Help me to love myself the way You love me that I may never waver.

If all the world’s a stage and we’re just a part of Your play;

Let me play the role that Your Son played and love like this was my last day.

I Love You Jesus, my Brother, My King, My Friend.

I Thank You for first loving me with a love that knows no end.