Worldwide News: “CONFESSING the NAKED TRUTH to the LORD GOD!”

The BIBLE states,  “GOD is a SPIRIT…they that worship Him must worship Him in SPIRIT and TRUTH.”   (John 4:24)  Our daily motto should be  “CONFESSING the NAKED TRUTH to the LORD GOD!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

The Naked Truth and Repentance is the gateway to CHRIST JESUS.  No liars or sinners shall tarry in His sight!  In the Fourth Chapter of St. John,  Jesus visited the City of Sychar in Samaria and the Bible states, “HE HAD A SPECIAL NEED TO GO THERE.”   Jesus intended a one-on-one interview with an unnamed Samaritan woman (who had a bad reputation) to let us know that He is an understanding and forgiving GOD.  No matter how terrible our deeds,  JESUS IS ABLE TO FORGIVE US!

Jesus asked this Samaritan woman for a drink of water.  No doubt she came to draw water at a time when “reputable” women and children did not use the well.  Most likely, she left her house and some unnamed man (who spent the night with her) was there in bed.  After her Interview with Jesus, she was a changed woman.  She no longer entertained male customers…she no longer ran the streets…she no longer hung out on street corners or in bars…and… she no longer filled her bed with spices and perfumes to seduce strange men. Instead, this Samaritan woman left her water pot at the well to herald the “Good News” throughout the city, “COME, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: IS NOT THIS THE CHRIST?”  (John 4:29)

WHAT DID THIS SAMARITAN WOMAN ADMIT TO CHRIST?   Well now,  the LORD said,  “Go call thy husband!” And, the woman answered,  “I HAVE NO HUSBAND!”   Then,  JESUS said,  “Thou hast well said, I have no husband.  For thou had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband : in that saidst thou truly.”   The Lord cut straight through the red tape and this woman “CONFESSED THE NAKED TRUTH TO HIM.”

DO YOU UNDERSTAND?   Like this sinful but honest Samaritan woman, you and I must continually confess our daily sins.  Don’t try to be something you are not…Don’t mimic the World as the wisdom of this World is FOOLISHNESS…Don’t pattern yourself after Hollywood as they destroy their man-made celebrities sending them into drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, utter confusion, split personalities, broken homes, suicide, and to early graves. IF YOU WANT TO BE GREAT, BE LIKE JESUS.  If you want a Royal Crown that’s worth something, LAY UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN!  Be honest with the LORD by  “REPENTING”  and  “CONFESSING the NAKED TRUTH to the LORD GOD!”   Let us do this every day.

 Have a Blessed Day!

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Worldwide News: “LIFT UP YOUR EYES!”

The BIBLE states,  “I WILL LIFT UP MINE EYES UNTO THE HILLS FROM WHENCE COMETH MY HELP…MY HELP COMETH FROM THE LORD, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.”   (Psalm 121:1-2)   So, LIFT UP YOUR EYES!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Unless you have the strength of Samson, you cannot carry a refrigerator into the house or apartment without a dolly and the help of a strong man. Don’t ask somebody with back problems or weak knees to help you wheel in a refrigerator as you may find yourself sliding down the steps and run over by the refrigerator. Don’t ask a scary cat to help you hunt mountain lions or tigers, because he just may freeze up, be unable to pull the trigger, and speed off in a truck leaving you behind.  WHAT-YA-GONNA-DO? 

You are not alone and the only one facing crisis and decisions in this sinful World.  We all have close encounters and face-to-face confrontations with that old devil.  The Psalmist writes,  “I WILL LIFT UP MINE EYES UNTO THE HILLS”  because that is the direction we all should be facing!  Ask me why?   “…OUR HELP COMETH FROM THE LORD…”   GOD IS THE POWER SOURCE FOR OUR LIVES AND DELIVERANCE  (not the president, not the prime minister, not the king or queen, not congress, not the governor, not the police department, and not the energy or utility company).  There is no sense looking down on the ground because the LORD GOD is up in Heaven!  Ain’t nothing on the ground but the dirt.

The LORD is a constant help.  JESUS may not come on that particular day or night, but HE IS ALWAYS ON TIME!  Late in the mid-night hour and just before the break of day, the LORD COMES THROUGH.  Sometimes you  feel alone, depressed (wondering  if anybody really cares for you), speechless, and unable to share the agony in your heart.   HONEY, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

The Psalmist writes,  “HE WILL NOT SUFFER THY FOOT TO BE MOVED;  HE THAT KEEPETH THEE WILL NOT SLUMBER.”  (Psalm 121:3)   As you sleep, the LORD is AWAKE   24/7  (throughout all eternity)  and nothing escapes HIS eyes.   Don’t look to YO Mama, YO Daddy, YO homeboy or girl, or anybody else to rescue you because they do not have the power or the ability to deliver themselves.  Keep your eyes focused on the mark (the High calling)  and  “LIFT UP YOUR EYES” unto GOD!

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Worldwide News: “GET READY to L-O-O-S-E YOUR FAITH & FLY!”

The LORD GOD told Abraham, “…I WILL BLESS THEE…BECAUSE THOU HAST OBEYED MY VOICE.”  (Genesis 22:18)    Therefore, “GET  READY  to  L-O-O-S-E  YOUR  FAITH  & FLY!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Did the LORD GOD test Abraham?  Lets look at Genesis 22:1-2, “GOD DID TEMPT ABRAHAM and said unto him, Take now thy son, thine only son ISAAC, whom thou LOVEST, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and OFFER him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.”   We all know the story that Abraham was 100 years old at Isaac’s birth and Sarah was about 90 years old.  The Bible tells us that Abraham fathered other children (a son with Sarah’s handmaid, Hagar,  and  six sons with Keturah),  but GOD’S COVENANT WAS EXTENDED TO ISAAC AND JACOB.

WHY DID GOD TEMPT ABRAHAM?  GOD wanted to see if Abraham really loved HIM more than he did little Isaac (his promised son).  So, we see this old, old man asked to give up something he has waited for all of his life!  When GOD asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, I’m sure Abraham was devastated but he was obedient.  Although Isaac was a young lad, he wasn’t stupid as he said,  “My father…behold the fire and the wood but WHERE IS THE LAMB for a burnt offering?”    [Food for thought: Does this story remind you of another Biblical story about our Savior’s sacrifice and His Father‘s love for us?]   And Abraham answered,  “MY SON, GOD WILL PROVIDE HIMSELF A LAMB…”   

Without question (in our Society of 2012),  Abraham would be arrested for attempted murder, child abuse, and endangerment!  Law officers would put good old Abe in chains and up under the jail house! Contrary to our Society, this historical event happened in the Old Testament (before the Mosaic Law) and most men did, as they believed. Thus, Abraham’s behavior is justified as proven by Scripture,  “And the Angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven and said, Abraham, Abraham…LAY NOT THINE HAND UPON THE LAD neither do thou any thing unto him:  FOR NOW I KNOW THAT THOU FEAREST GOD,  seeing thou hast not with held thy son, thine only son from me.”   (Genesis 22:11-12)

WHY DO WE TEMPT THE  LORD?  Right now, you are asking the LORD for someone or something (you name it). Vice versa,  THE LORD IS TESTING YOU!   Be sure to pass these next few tests!  GET READY TO LOOSE YOUR FAITH & FLY! The sky is the limit!  Just remember, the LORD will test you to see if your love for the GIFT is greater than your love for the GIVER!   Do you follow me?  BEWARE:  GOD is a JEALOUS GOD,   “Thou shalt have no other gods before me…”   Put nothing  and nobody before the Lord!

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “YOUR FEET SHOD WITH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE!”

The BIBLE states,  “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with the truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; AND YOU FEET SHOD WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE…”  (Ephesians 6:13-16)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

If you think your personal constitution alone can fight the invisible enemy, YOU ARE OVERLY MISTAKEN!  Just think about this for one moment.  Perhaps, you pay bills on time but unforeseeable things happen.  For example, a family member or friend calls you and they are crying about the rent that’s due. Now, you’ve loaned out $1,000 bucks which may or may not be returned to you in a timely manner. THEN, your washing machine breaks down AND your car needs four (4) new tires AND new brakes!  ON TOP OF ALL THAT, your teenage son or daughter wants a new wardrobe, the new Apple phone, and starts acting up.  The little boy or little girl that charmed you is now a MONSTER!  Unfortunately, you cannot fly to the moon because they are not taking reservations.

There are times you feel like taking the lawn mower and cutting a Mohawk track on your own head because of the trouble the devil brings your way!  Do you ever feel like  Prophet JOB (who was tortured by the devil) or talking crazy like his wife?   For certain, there are days you don’t want to look at yourself in the mirror.  ARE YOU LISTENING?  There are days, you wonder is GOD fixing to take me home to Heaven?

Honey, you’ve got to put on the WHOLE ARMOR of GOD in order to stand.  If you don’t, you just might be on CNN tonight because that old dragon will rise up in you and you might take the whole neighborhood hostage!   The older Saints use to say, “You don’t want to see my other side!”   To avoid smoking bombs on the soles of your feet, “YOUR FEET MUST BE SHOD WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE…”    WE ALL NEED THE LORD JESUS!   What’s on the bottom of your feet?  Do you carry peace into the workplace, church, restaurants, and to the homes of your family and friends?  ARE YOU ACTING IN NAME ONLY AS A CHRISTIAN?  On the other hand, are you the one who brings hell into the atmosphere of others?   This Blog (as all of my messages) is applicable to all of us, especially to Constance Lee!

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Worldwide News: “YOU CAN ENDURE HARDSHIPS!”

The BIBLE states,  (A) “…the race is not given to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill….”  (Ecclesiastes 9:11); (B) “Blessed is the man that trusts and whose hope is in the LORD…For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters that spreads out her roots by the river …”  (Jeremiah 17:7)   There is ONLY one way  “YOU CAN ENDURE HARDSHIPS,” you must TRUST in the LORD!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

ARE YOU SUFFERING?  Whether large or small, everyone is under some sort of physical, emotional, psychological distress, or satanic attack as the devil is the prince of this world.  In fact, little babies cry (not able to express their needs in words) because they want immediate attention to be held, bottle-fed, or diaper changed.  Certainly, little babies trust in their Mommies, Daddies, and care takers but WHO ARE YOU TRUSTING IN?   In paraphrasing, the WORD of GOD says…you can be the fastest runner in the World, the best gunman in the World, the strongest man in the World, the wisest man in the World, the richest woman in the World, or the most skillful person in the World, but YOU’VE STILL  GOT TO TRUST IN THE LORD because THE LORD GOD  (WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH)  IS YOUR ONLY HOPE!

GOOD NEWS:  (1)   If you trust in the Lord, “YOU CAN ENDURE HARDSHIPS”  (including the difficulties you bring on yourself). There is no one on Earth who suffered more than JESUS CHRIST who paved the way for us.  JESUS walked HIS talk!    Furthermore, HE hung on the cross and died, preached to the souls in Paradise before taking them to Heaven, arose from the grave (leading captivity captive), ascended to Heaven, and returned to Earth making appearances to His disciples and others.  Also  the  LORD continues to make appearances to people on Earth. Beware, you may be entertaining the LORD or one of His angels!

(2)   Well somebody is saying, I don’t have the same will power as GOD’S Superstar (born from above), JESUS CHRIST.  May I remind you about another man (born from below)?  Listen to king David’s prayer for healing, “MAKE HASTE TO HELP ME, O LORD, MY SALVATION…”   Why did David say this?  Answer:  BECAUSE, DAVID WAS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY SICK!   He said, “My loins are FILLED with a LOATHSOME DISEASE [venereal disease]…My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my SORE; and my kinsmen stand afar off.”  (Psalm 38:7-11)

(3)  Like king David, we must repent and trust in the Lord. SIN IS SIN! There is no big or little sin!  Stop using your mistakes as evasions of responsibility.  FYI:  Every excuse was nailed to the Cross!  Admittedly, David said, “For mine iniquities are gone over mine head as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me…O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure for thine arrows stick fast in me and thy hand presseth me sore.”   You may have 12,000 mistakes on the books but the LORD is faithful, compassionate, just, and full of mercy to forgive! 

LOOKING UPWARD:   There is only one way for your roots to spread (as a tree planted by Living Waters) … there is only one way  “YOU CAN ENDURE  HARDSHIPS”  of storms, depression, sickness, failures, and so forth…TRUST in the  LORD!

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “THE GROUND BENEATH YOUR FEET IS HOLY GROUND!”

The LORD told Moses,  “Put off thy shoes from thy feet for the place where thou standest is HOLY GROUND!”   (Exodus 3:1-5; Acts 7:33)   Likewise,  THE GROUND BENEATH YOUR FEET IS HOLY  because   THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET IS HOLY!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

MOSES (chosen by GOD to lead the Children of Israel out of Egypt) was called and commissioned by the LORD GOD.  Moses saw a peculiar thing  “…the Angel of the LORD [JESUS] was in the flame of fire in the burning bush…” but the bush WAS NOT consumed.   Next, Moses took action because   “…he wondered at the sight and got closer…”   As Moses approached the bush,  “…the voice of the LORD came unto him saying,  I AM THE GOD OF THY FATHERS, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”   Naturally,  Moses was trembling and probably he came close to wetting his pants.  Then,  the LORD said,   “Put off thy shoes from thy feet for the place where thou standest is HOLY GROUND!”

Throughout our lives, we travel hundreds of miles (in circles) and to many places by foot.  We go throughout all the rooms in our residence.. make hundreds of trips to the refrigerator, kitchen, and bathroom…from the apartment or house to the car…schools, colleges, and universities…Malls…movie theaters…parties…sport events…work places…churches…parks…beaches… vacations… airports…bus and train stations, and so forth.   Most of the time,  we wear tennis shoes, casual shoes, sandals, boots, but rarely (within the USA) we go barefoot (unless we are at the beach or lounging at home).

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WHEREVER YOU ARE THE GROUND YOU ’RE STANDING ON IS HOLY GROUND.  Whether or not you are a Christian, the ground you are standing on belongs to the One True, HOLY GOD as He made all things visible and invisible!  If you are a CHRISTIAN, every ground you tread upon is HOLY because you are walking in the footprints of JESUS CHRIST.  Thus, you take the LORD with you everywhere you go.  In other words, the soles of your feet is HOLY GROUND.  Everywhere you go, your Holy feet go with you!  There are places and businesses you enter where the LORD is not welcome (neither are you) but the Light of Christ shines through you, anyhow!  CARRY YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.  Keep this in mind because some people will NEVER see the LIGHT without the Spirit of the Living God within YOU!   Some people cannot accept you because they hate the Light of Christ!  Do NOT let this stop you from SHINING!

SHINE ON WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE!   In fact, TURN UP THE VOLUME!  If you’re having a bad day or going through trials, TURN UP THE LIGHT of CHRIST  because  THE GROUND BENEATH YOUR FEET IS HOLY GROUND! 

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: “GOD IS WITH YOU!”

The BIBLE states,  “COME CLOSER  and  HEAR the WORDS  of  the  LORD your GOD.  And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living GOD is among you  [GOD IS WITH YOU],  and that HE WILL WITHOUT FAIL DRIVE OUT  your enemies (the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, the Amorites, the Jebusites…).   (Joshua 3:9-10)

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

You all know the story of Joshua (Moses’ successor), the Children of Israel, their failures and successful campaigns in the Promise Land.   But I don’t know you  (and likewise)  and we don’t know everyone else in the World (and likewise). As CHRISTIANS,  we have one thing in common:  JESUS CHRIST IS LORD and we all want to make it to HEAVEN.

(1)   COME CLOSER!   The Lord GOD has not forgotten you as He has special thoughts, goals, and an extraordinary purpose(s) for your life.  Do you believe this?  When you want to examine something, you get real close to it.  If you’re window-shopping at a store, you go inside asking for that particular merchandise.  Before you buy it, you want to see it, try it on, or thoroughly examine it! Well, salvation is not for sale! But the LORD says, “Come NOW [not tomorrow or next week] and  let us REASON together,  though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow…though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”  (Isaiah 1:18)

(2)   HEAR and OBEY THE WORDS OF THE LORD!   Open up you hearing and understanding, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land. But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword for the mouth of the Lord hath spoke it.”  (Isaiah 1:19-20)  Stop living in the past, making hasty decisions, holding grudges, and reliving old dilemmas and mistakes.  In order to go forward, you have to shed old skin.  Once you hear the WORD, changes takes place within such as deep conviction, sincere repentance, self-examination, turning from sin, the Holy Spirit lives within you, and new life begins.  You are a new man or woman in CHRIST JESUS because GOD IS WITH YOU!

(3)   GOD FIGHTS YOUR BATTLES!   Now you can lists your short comings and plug-in the names of your enemies. “HE WILL WITHOUT FAIL DRIVE OUT your enemies…”   (Instead of listing the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, the Amorites, the Jebusites, you can write down EVERYTHING that bothers you including sicknesses and certain people).  Go ahead, this is an exercise just for you and put the list in your study Bible because you will be checking off things and people one by one.  Remember, the Word says, “HE  WILL  WITHOUT  FAIL…”

Have a Blessed Day!