Hidden in Plain Sight

The man she wanted was filled with words of wisdom that stimulated her intellect and further established her confidence. He properly guided her to a success that she herself thought could never be possible.

His words were the honied-dew kind that would remove strength from knees. They were like a heated knife melting through butter; romantic and yet filled with respect that solidified her inner-beauty and self-worth.

He showed her who she really was, not the reflection in the mirror but the finished, refined and perfected product of who she could be and was made to be. It’s as if he parted the curtains of time of revealed who she would eventually become.

He was just a shadow of a greater Master, an Architect at work. He was a father reassuring her of his love. He was a mother, comforting her in her times of hurt. He was that best friend who could read her emotions beneath the smile. He was the spouse that was carved from all that would complete her and by which he too would be completed.

He was Jesus, reaching through every friend, family member and lover trying to get to you. Behind every good, every smile, every moment and even the pain;
Jesus was forever the lover who was behind the good that came.

All that she can and was ever made to be, could never be achieved, until to His love finally surrendered and bent the knee. His plan is perfect, pure and powerful and was designed even before her birth; the problem is that she now gives His praise to everything else which brings Him pure hurt.

 

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ALL or NOTHING

The Lord is not coming just for our:
¤ Tithe of 10%
¤ Day of Worship
¤ Few minutes of Prayer
¤ Random religious post
¤ Several respectable deeds

If we think He is, then we have been gravely deceived and immediate changes are recommended.

The Lord is coming for EVERYTHING!!!

He said to LOVE the LORD your GOD with ALL your HEART, ALL your SOUL & ALL your MIGHT; and finally, LOVE your NEIGHBOR as yourself (Luke 10:27).

He doesn’t want a portion, a day, an act, a moment. He wants ALL and in truth and in fact; deserves ALL.

That is:
¤ ALL our money
¤ ALL our energy
¤ ALL our talents
¤ ALL our focus
¤ ALL our attention
¤ ALL our affection
¤ ALL our minutes, days, weeks & years
¤ ALL our good, bad & ugly
¤ ALL our mess & messages
¤ ALL our sacrifices
¤ NO holding back
¤ NO reservation
¤ NO hesitation
¤ NO relenting

Then & ONLY then will we truly experience Ultimate Freedom & Victory in Jesus Christ.

Until that time, the devil will always have a bargaining chip; a tether by which he can reach us.

When we give it ALL up for Jesus, He will give it ALL up for us.

Competing Powers

In a world built on the need to be the best, the first, to be seen, to be known, to be liked and to be followed; the war of competing powers is one never to be engaged in, but simply ignored.

This ‘driven’ world is built on man-made, human-defined success that proves false, lacking and short-lived. As we assess the lives of the rich and the famous, we easily realize how much so many of them fail on even coming even close to achieving peace, security, deep-rooted happiness, lasting joy and true success.

Rather, we hear of sex scandals, DUI’s, drug-abuse, suicides, questionable deaths along with their being plagued by paparazzis, who withhold our basic desire for privacy. Yet, so many people rush in for the deception of wealth and fame, not knowing the ask that it requires is one that very few are truly willing to pay.

The most unfortunate thing is for the one’s who have paid the ultimate price and sacrificed what was necessary to get what they so needed from life and still find themselves wanting.

Man has no greater need for God, yet what he wants and hungers for is disguised in the glitter of this world. The sooner we realized this, the sooner we can resign from competing for attention, and recognize that we always had His attention.

He was always there. The God of the farthest galaxies and widest expanses is indelibly, indefinitely, passionately, unconditionally in love with you and that’s all that matters. No need to vie for the world when God the Creator of All desires to not only care for you but wants for to be with Him in Heaven.

Submit to Him today and allow His love to transform your life.

Paid for in Blood

Beaten and battered, panting in pain
The whip which ripped flesh, blood drips;
saturated in shame.
Oozes His blood, no flesh to retain –
Body marred beyond recognition, His condition met by evil untamed.

After the whips, battery, ridicule and torment,
The betrayal, denial, false accusations; the red carpet
Rolled out for Barabas the murderer they all said
That Jesus’ punishment was in no way halted.

His riddled back wriggled with the cross; blood trickled,
Strength departing from knees as he’d buckle they’d giggle.
Yet; he inched closer to our salvation each weakening step, little by little.
The King who became a curse and from defeat, victory He chiseled.

As nails driven among flesh, blood and bones breaking,
His screams bellowed ‘to the heavens; strength exasperating.
Lifted at Gilgal as the jeering never-ceasing,
The Devil prematurely started celebrating.

It was when Jesus looked to heavens with the last thoughts of YOU and me,
He knew these were His lasts breaths that would set His world free.
Yet, for the first time something happened that led him to His last plea;
“Father, Father; why hast thou forsaken me?”

Men’s words and reenactment of this event could never truly be captured.
Words fail, imagination fails, so the attempt of any actor.
The last words of Jesus as He ended that last chapter,
Tells the gravity of sin when a soul is truly captured.

The presence of God leaves, there is no fellowship between holiness and sin,
And living in sin is only a spit in the face of Jesus your King.
It’s the way we crucify Him for another day of doing our own thing,
But just as how God’s presence left Him, the soul that sins also lives without Him.

This is where His investment of holiness, pain and suffering fails,
When we hear of His gospel but in the presence of your sinfulness it pales.
You then turn from Him, the Messiah who weeps and wails,
His last breath was that you would live free with every breath exhaled.

So I beg of thee, Turn my brother, my sister walk not away!
The risk you take was the price that Jesus already paid.
There is a life of freedom and power in Jesus if you receive Him today;
Rejecting could become eternity. Is that a price that you’re willing to pay?

Self, Selfies & Selfishness

Let me get this catch light right,
My make-up’s on fleek.
Let me stand facing my right side,
It’s been the best look for all my selfies.

Click, click and then click,
I like these but lemme take some more;
So I can pick the best pic,
Filter, sharpen, soften and then store.

Double-clicks already at a thousand,
The comments are a blast.
Follow me like I’m chosen;
It’s like I get more likes for more ass.

100K followers is okay
But I wish I had more.
I’ll maybe go live today
Like I have my own reality show.

My feed, feeds into weaknesses,
The pride and the lust.
So I avoid Christ and His witnesses,
Struggling on my own is a must!

Affection to this world
Is seen as hatred toward God.
Sin makes self and the devil my lord,
I need to change this road I trod.

Every time I ponder Jesus,
I know I would have to leave this life behind.
Flesh and immoral sex my weakness,
I can’t get saved today, I need to sin one more time!

Yet, today, tomorrow, soon
Death comes one day for all.
And for my ungodliness I’ll have to atone,
Because I was too busy to answer mercy’s call.

Now, to eternal damnation I’m sent,
My life in hell just beginning.
I lived my life for myself –
Eternity in losses, for a short life of winning.

Isn’t it funny how I claimed that I loved Him,
But He didn’t see it as true?
Maybe it’s because I didn’t surrender everything;
I should have realized this truth.

Okay Lord send me back
To earth, I think I’m ready
I’ll serve You this time with all I got,
I’ll be holy, faithful and steady.

God, God, Jesus answer
My beckoning call!
This fire and torment give rise to anger
LORD please save my soul.

I know I was too busy, too busy;
Please take me from this place.
I’ll go back and warn my fans immediately,
To fight the good fight of faith.

I am sorry for not listening
To every moment someone shared the word.
I spent a life blinging and glistening,
And now this hell, is my world.

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.🙏

Two Wealthy Business Men

This is the story of two wealthy business men, who wanted to invest their riches.
The 1st business man brings all his money to a swindler, whose company only deals in short-term investment activities. The swindler invests all the business man’s cash for the purpose of immediate returns; with no long-term plans whatsoever. His business is named, Immediate Gratification with the slogan “Why Wait?” This caught the business man’s eye, because he was a man who lived in the ‘NOW’, and believed in working hard but partying even harder; so Immediate Gratification (I.G.) was the place for him.

The 2nd Business Man invested his wealth with an old-fashioned investment banker, whose business was named Rock Solid Investments, with a slogan “Yesterday, Today, Forevermore.” His company’s portfolio ranged from short to long-term investments along with a life-after-death facility, that allowed for one to spend paradise in a place that inspired all other paradises. The business man rested well, knowing the master investor would not only be able to strengthen his holdings, but guarantee his eternal future.

Business-men-slider

Today, we invest in motor vehicle insurance, just in case of an accident or theft, mainly. We invest in life insurance which does not do much for us personally, but mainly helps our loved ones when we pass on.
Business people are taught succession planning as we know that one day the younger generation will have to take over.

Nevertheless, many people today operate with total disregard to the risk of dying outside of Jesus and His holiness. They plan for their future and their family as it pertains to life here on earth. The strangest thing is that most people believe in a heaven and hell yet, they make no assurances that this is where they definitely have to go. They may have a desire or intention to make it there, but somehow there is never a right time for them to make the decision or have the relevant conversations. Most times, they are too busy with earthly matters and entanglements to make the most important decision of all.

This is not only unfortunate but a severe catastrophe. My prayer today, is that we all STOP whatever we believe is so important and guarantee our eternal salvation, because in the end –

The worse thought would be us being so busy working, going to school, looking about our business, family, friends and fun at the expense of neglecting Jesus; pass on from this life, and after we do, they decide to accept Jesus after. We would have given our world and eternity for them, but in the end, even a million prayers wouldn’t be able to pluck us out of an eternity in hell.

Prayer for Today:
LORD JESUS, help me to never be too busy to guarantee my eternal salvation. I ask You to take precedence over everything in my life that competes against my affection and dedication to You. I confess today that I am a sinner and I repent now and forevermore. Come into my heart Jesus and save me from myself from this day, to my last day; in Your Name I pray. AMEN!