Love Rejected

He calls for a girl who he craved for from day one,
If she even gave him a smile he would climb the moon, and defeat the sun.
He saw her beauty before the world raised their spotlight.
If she was hurt her enemies would see one supremely hostile.
His eyes paved paths and made her crooked ways straight,
Before she could utter a word her desires were already made.
He spoiled and swooned her with gifts fit for a queen,
But, this love met its bitter end when world beckoned and screamed.

She then rejected his calls and blocked him at every place,
He searched deep within to find out if he had made a mistake.
She found new friends, desires and all sorts,
He knew he did all he could and like a gentleman showed no force.
She adapted new speech, behaviors, beliefs,
He reacted by seasonally reaching out but his love was out of reach.
She soon forgot all about him, he became a fleeting thought,
Even though he had unlimited power her love could not be bought.

She married a man great in stature with fame, he stood a king,
Yet, she felt like life was never about her when she spent time with him.
She did receive the rarest gifts and all she could every ask,
Yet, sometimes when he grew angry she would be the recipient of his wrath.
She felt powerless to escape and rested in her tears,
Yet, somehow her mind pondered of her first love as she peeled back the years.
She remembered he made a promise that he is only one call away,
And with that small call a mighty army descended as all her enemies lay slayed.

From that day to now she has made him the apple of her eye,
He is her King, her First Love, the one who doesn’t know how to lie.
Love rejected is the most suicidal way to live,
She learned it is better to stick to with His unfailing love – that the devil can never give.
A person today living without Jesus as the Savior of their life,
Is like a person wishing time would stop as a next second goes by.
Death is not a question of IF but the wonder of  WHEN;
For some, sin is too fun to give up for Holiness and Heaven.

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The Cure for H.I.V.

Scenario:

Imagine if you or someone you loved was diagnosed with H.I.V. One can imagine that this could be the worst news that most people would ever want to hear. However, I also want you to imagine that there was a cure for H.I.V but it was very expensive. Let’s say the cost was 2 million dollars. Would you be willing to pay for the cure or invest in it for your loved one? Most people I know would.

Lesson:
One of the worst diseases in this world is sin. It is the root cause of sickness, disease, pain, depression, death and so much more. So many people there be that suffer from this eternally catastrophic disease yet none seem excited for the cure of Jesus Christ. We seem to be more swayed by the fruits of sin than sin itself. This is not a surprise or mere coincidence.

The devil has deceived us into accepting sinful lifestyles as we slay the voice of our conscience and the Holy Spirit. This then allows us to feel free and at peace in sin but in the end it’s the greatest deception of all. Let us not wait for calamity when the wages of sin comes to fruition when we then come to our senses. I urge us all to mediate upon the disease of sin and appropriate the cure of Jesus Christ.

Limitless Life & Love

 

The God we serve is always growing, from everlasting to everlasting, from faith to faith, from strength to strength and from glory to glory. We are made in His image and the same is innate within us. There is always a hunger for more love, knowledge, power and so on.

God is love and He is able to increase us each day with more love towards Him. He is the source of all love and life so on my journey to limitless love and life who else would I turn to but Him. I believe the following prayer is one of the most powerful prayers one could ever pray and God will always answer it:

Lord Jesus, help me to love You the way You love me.
Help me to love myself the way You love me.
Help me to love each person the way You love me and finally;
Help me to love my enemies the way You love me.

I am a sincere believer that we may always ask the Lord to increase our love, increase our faith, give us grace to conquer our weaknesses, empower us with grace towards obedience and so forth. These prayers are simple, pure and selfless and as such is always guaranteed with an immediate answer from the Most High.

My prayer is that we seek to live a life in Christ filled with His life and love.

AMEN!!!

Know Your Enemy

Daily Dosage
Friday, July 14, 2017

Last night I spent about an hour tearing the tint off of the back glass in the my car, as it had started stripping. The Lord began asked if I had realized how much brighter the car had gotten as I got closer to completion. It was amazing, because even though it was at night the car had definitely gotten so much brighter, by removing the veil; I’m sorry the tint😉.

The Lord revealed to me just how the enemy uses tint (a veil, mind-blinding spirits) just like a pair of sunglasses, to prevent those who are in a sinful state from seeing God in His awesome splendor and majesty, lest we see who He really is and serve Him.

2 Corinthian 4:3-4 (Amplified Version)
But even if our gospel is [in some sense] hidden [behind a veil], it is hidden [only] to those who are perishing; among them the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving to prevent them from seeing the illuminating light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

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The sinful nature off our flesh which has only hatred for the things of God, coupled with the veil that has been pulled over our eyes are two devices that are largely the reason why so much people seem to find comfort in sin, see God’s goodness to some extent, but still continue to live sinfully.

The Lord will remove the veil from each of our eyes but He requires us to act obediently in faith believing and accept Jesus’ forgiveness of your sins and receive Him as your Lord & Savior. If He removes the veil first, then your choice to accept Him wouldn’t be on made in faith but because you would be able to see clearly the evilness of sin and the glory of God.

My prayer today is like Moses you take that first step in faith, he stretched forth his rod and the red sea parted. If he didn’t, he and all of the Israelites would have died by Pharaoh and his army. Our step is one that is tied to very serious implications to life in the hereafter as well.

AMEN!

FREEDOM IS FREE & YET, PRICELESS

Freedom can defined as liberation from slavery, restraint or another power.

Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice of giving Himself for our freedom from entrapment, entanglement, powerless living and a victimized lifestyle.

By His sinless life, suffering and death upon the cross paid for our eternal freedom along with dominion over all the sins that brought defeat, death and destruction.

Believe It Or Not:
⇒Belief in Jesus alone is not enough to experience salvation or freedom from the power of sin and the grave.
Evidence:
“You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.” James 2:24

⇒Even the devil and his demons believe in God; maybe even more than us, since they have seen Him.
Evidence:
“You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” James 2:19

⇒Belief Accompanied by Action brings not just freedom but victory over sin.
Evidence:
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor. 15:55-57)

Do You want to be Finally Be Free from sin Once & For All? If so, pray this prayer Today with all your heart and start reading your Bible.

Prayer for Today:
Dear Jesus, my Lord & Savior; I thank You for giving Your life that I would be free from sin, the grave and the devil. I confess today that I am a sinner. I repent here and now, of all my unrighteousness and ask You to come into my heart and be my Lord, Savior and Best Friend forevermore. I receive You now and thank You saving me, in Jesus’ Name! AMEN!!!🙌

IF YOU PRAYED THIS PRAYER TODAY, FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME AND LET ME KNOW. I WILL ALSO PRAY WITH YOU IF YOU WISH.🙌🙏

IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO AN UN-SAVED LOVED ONE.🙏

My Dad was My #1 Fan

So I was born to a Father who along with my mom paved the way for all three of my siblings and I to go to Mona Prep. At one point in time we were all there at the same time; must have been a serious sacrifice💰💲. In many a ways, my dad was like my number #1 fan. From the moment I started track & field at Mona in grade 1 all the way through to third form at Jamaica College, he was always there. This support was magnified when I then switched from tracks to football. He was always there on the sidelines as our team’s second coach. Then there was college, as I attended Judson College in Chicago on football and academic scholarship. Yet, he would take trips to visit, spend time and ensure I was okay, because I didn’t have much family members in the state of Illinois. His support through life made him the obvious choice of best man at my wedding and it remains one of the last happiest memories of my life with him. Was he perfect? Far from it, but what can you say about someone who was always there when you needed them the most. On Good Friday, 2000, when I went up to the altar to give the Lord my life, my dad somehow made it from over 50 feet away, playing with my little sister, to laying his arm around me and praying as a mighty man of God. I had never heard a man, much less my dad pray like this before. I was honored to be brought before God with both Jesus and my dad in my presence at the same time. When he left this earth it was like losing the grounding, the anchor that was always there; anger was present along with bitterness and fear. Though he died as a child of God I was angry with the Lord, and avoided speaking to Him and reading His Word. I had to learn months later to forgive myself and accept this fate; to forgive the Lord who would give understanding and increase my faith. Now I must press through this life as best as I can, to one day be reunited with my dad, my best man. Lord of infinite wisdom, God of everything; please give my dad a hug and kiss and let him know how much I miss him.

Where do You Invest Your Treasure?

Scripture Reading:
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21

“…However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20

The problem of misplaced joy and thus misplaced priorities is one that repeats itself from generation after generation. It’s been said that a wise man learns from his mistakes but a wiser man learns from other’s mistakes. The scripture speaks to placing our joy in things that are not earthly, be it power over spirits, titles, positions, relationships etc.

Jesus even went further to give an example of how we should rejoice (bu say that we should rejoice that our names are written in heaven). Paul cautioned us that why we shouldn’t rejoice in things of this world; because they are temporal. That means they’re status is easily changeable and able to tampered with by the ‘good of this world.’

Placing our joy in the wrong things places crosshairs on them for the enemy to attack. He is on an endless tirade to attack and steal our joy, thus; finding joy in things here on earth will come under attack. It would be sad if like Job we made the same mistake and had later exclaimed, “the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me” (Job 3:25).

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For examples, if we place our joy in a job or a relationship, losing it will automatically become our greatest fear. And the reason the enemy desires so much to attack our joy is because the word of God states that, “the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). Thus, stealing our joy is equivalent to stealing our strength and the slippery slope to sadness, depression and anger may present itself.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters in Christ, let us rejoice in the following:

¤ Our names are written in Heaven
¤ Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus
¤ If God is for Us, then who can be against Us
¤ Greater is He that is in Us, than he that is in the world
¤ We are More than Conquerors through Christ Jesus
¤ All things work together for the good to them that love the Lord

The list goes on and on but you get the gist. We are rejoicing in promises, eternal.

Prayer for Today:
LORD, let our focus, treasure and strength be spent investing in the eternal things that further Your Kingdom here on earth. Cause us to find true joy only in Your unchangeable and eternal promises toward us. WE pray this in no other name, but in the name of the Lamb that was Slain, Jesus Christ. Amen!!!

Fight, Fright or Flight

Paul was someone who used to persecute and even put Christians to death yet, when God transformed him he did marvelous exploits, inclusive of writing 11 epistles within the New Testament. He fought through shipwrecks, public punishments inclusive of whippings, imprisonments and being in danger from several crowds of people in certain regions and a whole lot more. His faith to this day is above reproach.

Peter, however; as a disciple of Christ was told by Him that he would deny Him thrice before the cock crowed. He didn’t believe but when people began pointing him out from within the crowd, his fright got better of him.

There is also the story of Jonah; whose mission it was to warn Nineveh of their rebellion and if they never fasted and repented the Lord’s judgement would have been assured. He chose flight, and later endangered himself along with a ship of people who was soon about to be wrecked by a catastrophic storm sent by God because of Jonah’s disobedience.

Peter and Jonah’s sin was as a result of fear and pride.

I wonder how much times for fear of what our friends would think we like Peter, denied Christ too?

I wonder how much times in our self-righteousness we think ourselves better than others, and thus, pre-judge, criticize act selfishly or even wish for other person’s demise?

I wonder who is tired of living within normalcy and mere status quo? Who is going to be utterly sold-out for Christ, no reservation or hesitation; to be willing to lay down their lives for the gospel?

Fear and Pride are two powerful forces in which the adversary uses to cripple us from getting to know Christ or further deepening our relationship with Him.

My prayer today is that fear and pride will be gone from your life now and forevermore!

Prayer for Today:

PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT, I welcome you into my life today. You, Holy Spirit is the ONLY Spirit that I wish to remain in my life. I invite You into every are of my life even now; in every corner, facet & crevice. I ask in Jesus’ Name every kind of fear and pride will ne abolished NOW, from within me. I ask for Your grace Jesus, that I may love with Your compassion, power and humility. Empower within the inner-man that I may also slay all lusts and pride each day. I pray all these things in the matchless name of Jesus Christ! Amen!

 

Food for FAITH vs Food for FEAR

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Food for FAITH vs Food for FEAR

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

              ~Feed Your Faith~

¤ Reading the Bible
Reading the Word of God builds faith as the scripture states, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom.10:17).

¤ Mediating on God’s Word
Meditating on scripture further strengthens our understanding of His Word also allowing for powerful revelations.
“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and he meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers” (Psalm 1:2-3).

¤ Positive Declarations
Many studies have referenced benefits of speaking positively. Today, I urge you to take that one step further; declaring the Word of God over your life and the lives of others. Scripture states, “Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.” (Job 22:28).

¤ Studying Scripture
The Bible is also called the sword of the Spirit (Eph. 6:17) and studying will make you more effective when wielding it.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

¤ Asking
The Lord said “Ask and it shall be given to you” (Matt. 7:7). The simple process of asking (not according to selfish means) and receiving builds the muscle of faith.

¤ Praying in the Spirit
“Building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 1:20) sharpens and amplifies your spiritual senses such as your discernment, faith, hearing the voice of God.

¤ Fellowship with Others
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Prov. 27:17). Being around like-minded individuals will help to bolster your faith especially as testimonies are shared.

¤ Obedience
‘”Come!’ answered Jesus. So Peter got out of the boat and started walking on the water to Jesus” (Matt.14:29). Jesse Duplantis explained it like this, “Stay in the boat and you’ll meet disciples; walk on the water and you’ll meet Jesus.”

¤ Fasting
“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I” (Isa. 58:9). Fasting unlocks uncommon miracles, revivals and transformations. Jesus said “this one cometh not out but by prayer and fasting” in Matthew 17:21.

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              ~Starve Your Fears~

Horror Movies
Watching horror movies is one of the main door ways by which fear enters our lives.

Negative Speech
Speaking negatively does not produce faith and as the Bible states, “Whatever does not proceed from faith is sin” (Rom. 14:23). Additionally, Proverbs 18:21 which says, “Life and death is in the power of the tongue.” So, avoid all forms of negative speaking.

Negative Thinking
Worrying, being anxious, over thinking situations also produces fears, hence why the Bible commands; “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Phil. 4:6).

Exposure to Excessive Violence
One’s exposure to violence also has the tendency to produce uneasiness and fear if we allow our emotions to go unchecked.

Victim of Violent Crime
Being a victim of a violent crime can additionally be a means by which fear may have a grip on our lives.

Socialization
The way we are brought up can influence the level of faith we have in God and also the amount of fear we may have also. Scripture states that “Bad company ruins good character” (1 Cor. 15:33).

Lack of Knowledge
Ignorance is the source by which fear enters our lives and establishes strongholds. This is why the Bible advises to “be not ignorant of your enemies’ devices” (2 Cor. 2:11). Hosea 4:6 also states, “My people are destroyed by lack of knowledge.”
Curse

The primary verse above (that is, 2 Tim. 1:7) states the following:

1. Fear is a spirit &
2. God did not give us

Therefore, if anyone of us struggle with any kind of fear inclusive of fear of heights, insects, public speaking and so on; we have to get rid of it. What we do know is that God gave us 3 things:

1. Power
2. Love
3. Sound-mind/self-control

All we have to do is pray this prayer today and be rid of every kind of fear once and for all.

PRAYER
Lord Jesus, I confess today that I struggle with fear (state specifically the kind(s) of fear that you struggle with). I am your child and You never gave me this fear, but You gave me power, love and a sound mind. I ask for Your forgiveness for opening the doorway for this fear to have come into my life and I repent now! I ask you Lord Jesus, to expel from within me, every fear right now, in the Name of Jesus! Set me free by the power of Your Blood & demolish every stronghold in Jesus’ Name. I now receive power, love and self control now and forevermore in Jesus’ Name. Amen!!!