Worldwide News: “FRUIT FILLING! Hmmm, Sounds Good!”

The Bible says, “That ye may approve things that are excellent: that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of CHRIST: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.”  (Philippians 1:10-11)  If you like fruit fillings in cakes, cookies, pies, and pastries, you will enjoy this Blog.  The Lord GOD has a special in-filling for all believers.  Read on…

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Honestly, there is a similarity between fruit fillings in pastries and the in-filling of the HOLY GHOST!  Give me one minute. There are various types of pastry fillings but there is only ONE Fruit of the Spirit of GOD!   As you know, there is a great difference between the two fillings – one comes out the bowels but the other stays with you for life and throughout all-eternity.  You can buy or make your pastries and choose your fillings;  but the “FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT”  is a free-gift from GOD!   You don’t eat  the Spirit of God – you receive It!  In other words, you cannot buy It, you cannot lay-It-away,  and you cannot make It!  When you receive Spiritual Baptism, you receive the HOLY GHOST  and It comes with FIRE!  In paraphrasing, Prophet Jeremiah said it was like “…fire shut up in my bones…” It will make you move, jump, shout, dance, rejoice, and above all, it will make you live righteously before the Lord GOD.  For this reason Apostle Paul said, “Be filled with the fruits of righteousness…unto the glory and praise of God.”

(1) We can eat pastries of our liking as we slurp down milk, coffee, or hot tea but (like all the things we eat), it comes out through our bowels. Maybe you like peach, chocolate, custard, vanilla, strawberry, or apple pastries but you don’t usually eat a pastry stuffed with all the various types of fillings (don’t forget to include raisins, nuts, or whatever).  I f you’re like most people, you eat  half of this and  half of that  (while licking your fingers) and you put the rest away. Within two hours  or at midnight, you go back to eat the leftovers.

(2) GOD’S “FRUIT FILLING” (a.k.a., the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT) includes nine ingredients: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22)  This ONE FRUIT contains all of the above ingredients and It is a gift to every believer. Again, there is no big or small personalities in CHRIST JESUS.  Oh yea!  You may be watching big-time preachers on the television but they will be standing in judgment aside you and I.  Yes Sir!  All the big-shots  (like the little shots) got to give an account for their activities to GOD! In fact, the Bible tells us that “Moses was a meek man…”  and he did not think highly of himself.  Which of these big time preachers can be compared to Prophet Moses?   I’ll bet some of the top T.V. preachers think they are better than several Biblical men.  Enoch (whom God kidnapped and took him to Heaven) was just a friend of God; but  Elijah (whom God sent His Chariot of Fire and Horses of Fire to transport him to Heaven) was a  prophet.  As you know, Enoch and Elijah are alive in Heaven!

(3) What are you filled with?  May I be honest with you? We all must work on our “Fruit Filling” because we all need help (including Constance). Some of us have wandered way off course to the Netherlands and  others are in deep, deep waters. We’re so far out to sea that we cannot see land and we’ve got man-eating sharks swimming around the boat.  If we try to bail out to swim back to the shore, the sharks will eat us alive!

We’ve got to be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove. Let the Lord GOD steer your boat back to land. While HE takes control over  the sails, you can work on yourself. Ask the LORD to take out everything that is not like HIM! If you are filled with hate – give it up for LOVE. If you are filled with depression – give it up for JOY. If you are filled with war – give it up for PEACE. If you are filled with inpatience – give it up for LONGSUFFERING. If you are filled with meanness, give it up for KINDNESS. If you are filled with evil, give it up for GOODNESS. If you are filled with unbelief, give it up for FAITHFULNESS . If you are filled with abruptness, give it up for GENTLENESS. If you are running wild, give it up for SELF-CONTROL

All of the above will require work on your part but, “FRUIT FILLING! Hmmm, Sounds Good!”

Have a Blessed Day!

 

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Worldwide News: “GET READY and GET SET!”

The Bible Says, “SEEING then that we have a great High Priest that is passed into the Heavens, JESUS the SON of GOD, let us hold fast our profession….let us COME BOLDLY unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and grace to help in time of need.”   (Hebrews 4:14-16)  Do you understand the word “…seeing?”  Well dig this,  there is a Great Somebody (JESUS CHRIST) who is alive and HE lives in Heaven and HE is looking down on you!   To the LORD,  you are as butt-naked as the day you came out of your Mother’s womb!   So,  “GET READY and GET SET!” 

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Don’t you get it?  The LORD JESUS is our High Priest and HE is doing great, great, great things for all believers. Go see the new picture, “Heaven is Real!”   You will be encouraged by the spiritual message and you will fall in love with the cutest little 4 year old boy!  By the way, he stole the picture  especially when he asked his family to sing, “Rock Me!”     Like the movie, there is humor and tragedy in our lives.  However, at the end of the movie, there is a message to the audience.  As a matter of fact, the LORD is showing us bits and pieces of Heaven and He is strengthening His sheep.  Are you one of the Lord’s sheep?  If not, Honey, you’d better hurry up and get youse covering because the Lord is getting us ready.  JESUS said, “My sheep know my voice and a stranger’s voice they will not follow!”   As one of His sheep (and this is an assumption), you ain’t gonna follow a fool!  I say this because there are plenty of fools  out there doing their own thang! They ain’t-a-caring what they do…how they act…or where they go…but we know they are on the road to destruction (and that road is very long and very broad).  Stay out of their way! When you see a fool, tell them, “…howdy…step around them…keep-a-moving…and don’t look back!” Why? Because you are living for the Lord…youse got somewhere to get…and you don’t have time to mess around with somebody who ain’t trying to live or do right!  Most of these people will tie you up on the phone with stupid stuff and mess-up your mind (because their mind is jacked-up with pills, drugs, and alcohol).  If you have a caller-ID, don’t answer the phone! 

The LORD ain’t gonna konk you on the head every time you do something wrong!  If HE konked us on the head, there wouldn’t be a soul left on earth to tell the story!  All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of GOD!

(1)   The Lord GOD is faithful, compassionate, righteous, and merciful because HE is our HIGH PRIEST!  Most of all, HE IS FORGIVING!  After Jesus was arrested,  Apostle Peter denied Him three times to people but the Lord forgave him. If Judas Iscariot wanted forgiveness, he should have thrown himself down at the feet of Jesus. Unfortunately, Judas Iscariot did not ask for forgiveness and he committed suicide.  Many of us are guilty of  “spiritual suicide” because we are too vain to admit our guilt and shame!  Don’t be like Judas Iscariot because you may run out of time!   

(2) The LORD is greatly touched by our infirmities and HE knows, feels, and sees all of our circumstances, troubles, attitudes, desires, expectations, needs, wants, let-downs, and triumphs.  You may not be willing to share your intimate feelings with others because you don’t want them to know your anxieties.  But you have a HIGH PRIEST in Heaven who loves you.  Truly, Jesus is concerned about the smallest particle in your life – no matter how trivial it is.  HE CARES FOR YOU!   He made you!

(3) Remember, JESUS walked this earth and ministered to lots of people!  Allow me to say that we are no different from the people JESUS ministered to! They just lived in a different time zone but their problems were quite the same as ours! Perhaps, there was no such thing as equal opportunity for men, women, boys, and girls; but as humans, they all needed something and the basic necessities just like us! There ain’t nothing and nobody who can escape JESUS!

(4) JESUS is still walking and talking too and fro in the earth!  He may not manifest Himself to you as He does to others (like the little boy in the movie, “Heaven is Real!” ) but you will know and hear HIS voice as the HOLY SPIRIT reveals HIM to you!  If you are rooted and grounded in the Lord GOD, no body will be able to dissuade you this way or that way.    

(5)  Let us  COME BOLDLY unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and grace to help in time of need.  Your age does not matter to the Lord GOD as He is pouring out His Spirit upon all flesh.  Going back to the movie (“Heaven is Real”)  –  if a little four year old boy can “hold fast” to his belief, you can carry your cross for the Lord!  Do you want a crown?

Just  “GET READY and GET SET!”   because the Lord GOD has work for you to do!

Have a Blessed Day!

Worldwide News: “THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!”

JESUS said, “COME unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I WILL GIVE YOU REST.  TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU AND LEARN OF ME: for I am meek and lowly in heart:  and YE SHALL FIND REST UNTO YOUR SOULS.  FOR MY YOKE IS EASY AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT.”  (Matthew 11:28-30)  I ain’t talking about groceries, chicken, BBQ ribs, cars, or furniture!  This message is for all weary souls and the sin-sick!  There ain’t no hospital you can check into for complete mental, spiritual, emotional, or physical healing except the HOUSE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!   In fact, you are the temple (house) in which the HOLY SPIRIT should be living in! You are wonderfully made in the image of the LORD JESUS!  You know what? The LORD don’t care diddly-dang-dong nothing about your race, color, creed, height, weight, heritage, poverty or riches!  WHY?  EVERYTHING BELONGS TO HIM (including you) ! Why not come and get, “THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!”   It is free!!!

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

(1) WHERE IN THE WORLD CAN YOU FIND PEACE THESE DAYS? There is so much hell in the church…in the home….in the government…in the White House…in the military…on the job…at school…between friends…between husbands and wives…sisters against sisters…brothers against brothers…brothers against sisters (vice versa)…cousins against cousins…amongst relatives (including grandparents)…gardeners against gardeners…stores against stores…and so on!

(2) WHERE IN THE WORLD CAN YOU RUN? There was a song entitled  “Sinner Man Where Can YOU Run To?”  and it was and it is still on target!  There ain’t no place to hide from GOD!  We are all sinners…some of us are saved by the Grace of God… some of us are just plain sinners (unwilling to admit the truth)…and rest are filthy sinners (on their way to hell and glad about it).  In truth,  all sinners are destined for the Lake of Fire.  There ain’t one person who can judge another because “…all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of GOD….”   If you find yourself (today, tomorrow, next week or next year) in trouble, perplexed, null and void, remembers the Lord’s Words,

COME unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I WILL GIVE YOU REST.”

Honey child, you show ain’t gonna find rest in the hospital, in drugs, in alcohol, in running too and fro, in other people (as the Bible says, “…DO NOT PUT YOUR TRUST IN MEN (including women) as they WILL SURELY FAIL YOU…”   Allow me to add, you can take that to the bank!  I am the first to admit that Constance need’s to run like Speedy-Gonzalez and slide into home base on her fat belly and stay right there at home plate under the Shadow of the Almighty GOD!  How about you.

Are you ready for the “THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!” It is free!!!

Have a Blessed EASTER!

Worldwide News: “STOMP ON: the devil’s neck!”

JESUS said,  “All power is given unto me in Heaven and in Earth!” (Matthew 28:18)   You can spam this Blog, but you cannot spam  KING JESUS, “All power is given unto me in Heaven and in Earth!”

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What R you waiting for?  Some of us are running too and fro, dipping and dodging, slipping and sliding, tricking and dicking about everything in our lives but there is only one way to, “STOMP ON:  the devil’s neck!”  Some of us seek voodoo queens, witches, and those with other demonic powers looking for ways out of our mess and/or looking for mumbo-jumbo! Guess what? If you have to pay for these services, you’re being ripped-off  and the same problems will re-surface. There is nobody on Earth to help you like KING JESUS!

Allow me to share this next song which I dedicate to my believing readers:

Carla Taylor (soloist) sings, “Take It All Back!”   Listen to her words (paraphrasing), “….everything that the devil stole, God’s giving it back to me….the devil can’t have my joy, my peace, my faith….I want everything back…”  Check it out dated October 7, 2008.

Do you want your blessings back?  

Some of us are too conservative to holler, stomp our feet, clap our hands, cry, jump up and down as we Praise the Lord!  But, JOY in the LORD is our strength!  LOOK AT IT LIKE THIS:   we act like nuts at sport events…we throw our hats up in the air, peanuts, beer, take off our shirts, paint our faces (silver, black, green, yellow white, red, or whatever the color the team sports). We dance in the isles and we jump up and down. Yet, we sit like blind, muted mice in church suffering from loss of hearing.   I’ll bet if someone whispers, “Do you want some candy?”  you’d be surprise how well we can hear! 

If you want divine satisfaction, you’ve got to call and believe on the LORD JESUS as HE said, All power is given unto me in Heaven and in Earth!”  The devil has no power over KING JESUS!  Trust me, the Lord’s got the devil’s number.  Thus, we’ve got to believe it and hide under the shadow of THE ALMIGHTY’s  wings!  There is no other hiding place on, in, or beneath the Earth from the devil!  Don’t you go out there to payback the devil because you don’t how to fight –  this is a spiritual battle.  You may hurt the wrong person!  

The Question is: How do we obtain the victory?  How do we get back what the devil stole?   In the name of CHRIST JESUS,  “Stomp on the devil’s neck!” 

Have a Blessed Day! 

 

Worldwide News: “Mick Jagger and Miley Cyrus AIN’T got nothing on THIS!”

The Bible says, “Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. PRAISE YE THE LORD!”  (Psalm 150:6)  As we approach Easter Celebration, please remember the Lord JESUS CHRIST who died for our sins (yours too) –  to reconcile us to GOD!   Is there anybody out there who is listening?  If so, this word is for YOU – ain’t youse still breathing?  If you ain’t breathing its too late.

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There are a lot of folks dancing and celebrating lots of things but I’d like you to check out a video collage of pastors, choirs, individuals, churches, and others Praising the LORD!  Mick Jagger and Miley Cyrus AIN’T got nothing on THIS!”   If you know them, please tell them to WATCH this video!

If you love the LORD JESUS CHRIST, please watch this video!  The title is:  “HOT PRAISE BREAK! – Tye Tribbett, Beverly Crawford, Ricky Dillard.”  It is about 16 videos of worshippers praising the Lord GOD.  I believe it was uploaded on or about April 21, 2013 (Momma’s House).  Please enjoy!

Grab your whole family and friends…get a cup of coffee…put on your dancing shoes because you fixing to have a Hallelujah time.  The Holy Ghost moves upon the old folks, the young,  and the handicap. In fact, the animals are praising God!  Check out the baby in the orange T-shirt, black pants, and barefoot!

When I was little, I remember the Saints getting up, testifying, and praising the Lord in song and dance. They didn’t care what people thought and they sure did Praise the Lord!   In fact, king David danced before the Ark of the Covenant! Seems like we are going back to the old time way of praising God! I’m really glad because “…the joy of the Lord is our strength…” When you get down and out, you can put on some gospel music to Praise the Lord!

Allow me to put it to you another way!  Look back over your past and just maybe it’s not that far back – last night or last week.  You got with some co-workers or friends to celebrate a birthday or the end of a hellish work week. Did you go dancing? If so, someone asked you to boogie-woogie! Some folks call it shake-that-thang baby!  After the night ended and downing a few drinks, you felt released from the pressures at work, school, or home; but Monday morning, you faced the same harassing situations (supervisors or managers were back in your face)!  I recall an old song by Tony, Toni & Tony, “Feels Good” in that w-h-a-t-e-v-e-r or rhythm feels good to you – do it!  Naturally, we all feels like acting up and we do what feels good, but we are accountable to a much, much, much higher SOURCE in HEAVEN!  Everything that feels good ain’t right for us!

If you are mad because of this Blog that’s good – you feel bad but it’s working for your good.  There is something special the Lord wants from you and you know what it is.  The Word of GOD says, “LET EVERYTHING THAT HATH BREATH PRAISE THE LORD.”  This invitation includes YOU! (Smile)

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “LOOKING FOR A GOOD DOCTOR?”

The Bible states, “Casting all your care upon HIM [the LORD GOD]; for HE careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil (as a roaring lion) walketh about seeking whom he may devour…”  (I Peter 7-8)  I dedicate the following songs to you who need encouragement. Don’t say that everything is alright because there are days you don’t want to get up or go outside!

In the Name of JESUS, you don’t have to take nothing the devil is dishing out to you!  Cast all your cares upon the Lord GOD for HE can do more for you than you can for yourself and HE WON’T CHEAT!

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Many mornings and late nights, I listen to various gospel artists and I get excited and encouraged. May I share some more music with you?  Perhaps, you will find the following soloists, choirs, directors, singers, and musicians to be outstanding. If not just pray for us!  Remember, they are worshipping the Lord GOD (who never sleeps nor slumbers)!

(A) Check out YouTube:

Mamma Mosie Burks sings, “I’m Not Tired Yet” (title of the song) .  She is performing with the Mississippi Mass ChoirAs soon as you hear the music, electrical guitarists, keyboards, drummers, and musicians, you’ll get up dancing! I found myself shouting at the gas pumps!  There was a white man who told me, “Go ahead Sister – shout for Jesus!” 

Mamma Burks is full of the Holy Ghost as she sings (paraphrasing), “I’ve been working for Jesus a long time (choir: I’m not tired yet)…I’ve been running for Jesus a long time (choir: I’m not tired yet)…. I’ve been running by day and praying by night (choir: No, I’m not tired yet)…It’s an uphill journey but I’m on my way (choir: I’m not tired yet) …”

She jumps into this song, shakes her head and body, the guitarists are spirited, the keyboardists’ fingers are tearing up the ivory keys, the choir is rocking and rolling, and the director is about to leap off the stage himself! Check out the audience who are about to come out of their shoes!

JUST WAIT!   The choir dances and shouts at the end of the video! Honey Child, get your shouting shoes on ’cause you fixing to break out! Walk through your apartment or house and Praise the Lord!  Do the chicken strut;  or the mash potatoes;  or put your hands on your hips and just walk; or you can just run for Jesus!  Listen to that keyboards, organs, guitars, and drums!  Look at the mass choir! They-are-all-up-in-it for JESUS!

(B) Check out YouTube:

Dorothy Norwood sings, “Shake the devil Off”  (title of the song).  Select the version of Ms. Norwood singing with a choir!  You’ll need a visual for this one too! Honey, she’s stepping on the devil’s head and neck,  “Put the devil under your feet!”   Why do you think God gives us these great artists? Besides HIS Word, the Lord wants us to get back the JOY in our lives as the “…Joy of the Lord is our strength…”    After a horrible day at work, school, medical issues, paying bills, dealing with difficult family (friends and  fools), you need something larger than life (JESUS) to pick you up.

It is one thing to read the Word,  “I am the Way….”  But,  it is another thing to see saints praising the Lord GOD! After the Holy Ghost hits the singer, director, choir, and musicians, the HOLY GHOST leaps into the audience and listeners!  If you let go, you will be shouting!  Honey, you will forget about your problems!  In the name of JESUS,  “Shake the devil Off!”  

“LOOKING FOR A GOOD DOCTOR?”  I think you’ve found HIM!

Have a Blessed Day!