Worldwide News: “Peter said, Depart From Me For I Am A Sinful Man, O LORD!”

The Bible says, “When Simon Peter saw it […nevertheless at THY word I will let down the net…and when they had this done, they  enclosed a great multitude of fishes and their net brake…] he fell down at JESUS’ knees saying, Depart from me for I am a sinful man, O LORD.” (Luke 5:5b-8)  “PETER SAID, DEPART FROM ME FOR I AM A SINFUL MAN, O LORD!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

If Peter was cussing like a sailor, drinking, smoking, and away from home on extended fishing trips, what else was Peter doing out there?   In other words, Peter was doing his thang! While Peter was out all day and all night fishing, the little wife was home washing, cleaning, cooking, beating the dust from the carpets, chit-chatting with her neighbors, looking after the kids, and taking care of her sick Mother.

Don’t forget, JESUS visited Peter’s home and found Peter’s Mother-in-Law sick in bed with a very high fever – probably the Hong Kong flu. As a compassionate Savior, JESUS just touched the woman’s hand and immediately she was healed. In fact, she got up and waited on the LORD! (read: Matthew 8:14-15; Luke 4:38-41; Mark 1:29-31)

Not one time do we find Peter doing domestic chores because he was out earning a living.  When Peter returned  home, he probably laid around. Like many wives, Peter’s wife was stuck at home with all the chores as we never read that she accompanied Peter on his fishing trips (but his sons did).

Generally, the wife is type cast in a permanent role. When the good husband arrives home, the wife waits on him hand and foot. Of course, this is after the little woman has worked her hands to the skin and bone.

However, we read that Peter did this and Peter did that, etc.  On the contrary, Peter’s wife is given little significance as we are not given her name and/or the name of her Mother!  Yet, Peter’s wife is mentioned in the Bible as Peter’s wife. I sure hope/pray that Peter’s wife and Peter’s Mother-in-Law made it to Heaven.

Sometimes, praise and glory is withheld from many wives because husbands take their wives for granted until she gets sick and the husband takes over the wife’s role. That’s about the time, the husband learns to speak professional Chinese after juggling the cooking, washing, cleaning, making up the beds, and managing the kids. The poor little wife is the last one to rest her head in bed and the first one up in the morning! Amen!

Back to the lesson.  The LORD is calling all sinners to repentance.  Peter said, “…depart from me for I am a sinful man, O Lord…”   Truly, Peter was sincerely and sinfully correct.  The Bible doesn’t go into detail about Peter’s sinful life but the flies on the wall knew everything!

Like the unsaved Peter, you may be thinking,  “I’m a very, very sinful person. I’ve done things and gone places which are so shameful that I cannot tell others. I’m afraid that people will judge me and dislike me!”

Honey, let me tell you that all SIN IS SIN! Here is a side note for you. There is only one unforgiveable sin and that is blasphemy against the HOLY GHOST!  Jesus told the Pharisees (who condemned His powers to cast out demons, devils, and to heal all manner of sicknesses/diseases as one operating through the powers of Beelzebub/Satan),

“Wherefore I say unto you all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” (Matthew 12:31-32)

So, don’t make the mistake denying the Executive Power of the Holy Ghost for miracles and wonders by giving the credit to the dEVIL!   Come to the LORD, all ye that are heavy laden and full of sinful memories which haunt you day and night. The dEVIL will never leave you alone as one minute you may feel great and the next minute the enemy whispers in your ears about your errors and faults.

Shake a leg and tell that dEVIL, “I rebuke you in the name of JESUS CHRIST!”   Just repent and you will never have to say, “DEPART FROM ME FOR I AM A SINFUL MAN, O LORD!” Instead, you will start rejoicing and praising the Lord in the victory dance!

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “Don’t HATE – Just Despise the Shame!”

The Bible says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith: who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.”  (Hebrews 12:2-3)  Remember,   “Don’t HATE – Just Despise the Shame!” 

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, there isn’t one of us who has not been mocked — looked down upon, made fun of, talked about, lied on, pushed aside, stepped over for promotions, and plenty more because of our faith in the LORD! 

None of us (living) have hung on a tree with nails pounded through our hands, wrists, or feet. I do recall a man who carried his cross all over the world and a person(s) who actually did hang on a cross with the nails driven through his hands and feet – please search the Internet for the names of these individuals.  And, there are many souls (from the Biblical days unto the present) under the Lord’s altar who are awaiting vindication. One day, the whole story will be revealed to the living and the dead. You think the series of the TV show “Walking Dead” got something on GOD’S JUDGMENT!  Honey, just hold on to your britches because you ain’t seen nothing yet!

We all know about JESUS’ Crucifixion! Can you imagine? The LORD died for the sins of the world including those not born throughout the years to come. The soldiers dragged Jesus from judgment hall to judgment hall, spit upon Him, shamefully beat Him, stripped Him down to nothing, lied upon Him, they humiliated Him, and cast lots for His clothing.

THE LORD JESUS WAS NOT GUILTY OF ANY SIN!   Yet, “…for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame…”   He hung there as they stretched Him wide and pierced His side, bled, and died! If the death the Lord faced was left up to you and I, we’d be squealing like little baby pigs and begging for mercy! No body else qualified for the death JESUS faced for the sins of the World!

My question is “What JOY?”   Where is the joy in being persecuted?   The Book of Psalms 40:8-10 states, “I delight to do Thy will, O my GOD, yea, Thy law is within my heart. I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo,  I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest. I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation: I have not concealed Thy lovingkindness and Thy truth from the great congregation.”

As Christians, we’ve got to fight every day as we are on the Battle Field for the Lord! It’s like driving a vehicle on the roadways or freeways…no matter where you live, folks come out of no where…or they may be miles away (via the rear view mirror)…suddenly a brainless driver is on your bumper pushing you like crazy…changing lanes…turning corners without signaling (as if you’re a genie).

Before you can bat an eye, you start speaking in Chinese! A few minutes before the intruding driver, you were praising the Lord about breakthroughs in your life. The next, minute you are cursing like a sailor! This ain’t right!   This is just one of the ways the dEVIL pounces upon Christians.  As you know, the enemy uses people (family and friends) to try you as well.

The Joy of the LORD is our strength! The world did not give us this joy and the world cannot take away our joy as the “Joy of the LORD is our strength!” Alone (i.e., without the LORD), we ain’t got no strength because the LORD wakes us up everyday and HE allows us to get up out of bed…wash ourselves…dress in our funny clothes…eat breakfast or drink a shake…get into our cars or ride the bus or take a taxi…eat lunch…go to work or school…attend meetings…get loud and say things we ought not say…etc. 

In spite of our ugly ways, the LORD JESUS still keeps on keeping and forgiving us. Our whole duty is to love one another, owe no man nothing, live, talk, walk, and eat, and have fun in righteousness within and without. All the tracking ground under your feet belongs to the LORD GOD and HIS testimony should be sitting on the tip of your tongue every day.

Do not conceal your testimonies.  Here is an example:  women and men wear make up to conceal blemishes!  We don’t want others to see our real faces because sometimes we don’t look so good!  Don’t get me wrong, there are many folk with perfect skin but they may be trying to conceal fat and there are no girdles strong enough to hide ruffles. None of us are perfect!

On the contrary, the LORD wants us to talk about His goodness as His goodness is always right in every situation!  Do not conceal the Holy Spirit of the Lord!  As HE speaks to you, you speak to others (in the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST). When someone ask, “How’s your day going!” Please answer him, “Well, the Lord is in control no matter what!” When someone ask, “Are you feeling depressed, down, and out?” Please answer her, “No, the Lord is my keeper, my helper, my fixer upper, and He will make a way out of no way!” Do you get what I mean?  The Lord is the author and finisher of your faith and no one else owns you, your soul, or your spirit!   Jesus paid for you with His blood!

Remember, “Don’t Hate Just Despise the Shame!”

Have a Blessed Day!

 

Worldwide News: “”The LORD JESUS has not FORGOTTEN YOU!”

The Bible says, “Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people and will have mercy on His afflicted. But Zion said, The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me. Can a woman forget her nursing child and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before me.” (Isaiah 49:14-16)

This Blog is for someone out there who thinks he/she is forgotten of the Lord. Perhaps, your family, your job, and even your best friends have failed you. Don’t you worry because the LORD is still there waiting on you to just call HIS name! Once again, “THE LORD JESUS HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU!”

BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:

Tonight, I was driving on a lonely dark road and an old Gospel song came into my spirit,

            “God Will Open Doors For You!”  This song was written by the late Walter Hawkins and I deeply encourage you to listen to this song. Paraphrasing the words, (lead soprano sings) “When you can’t see your way and you feel that you have gone astray doing all you know to do! God has not forgotten you. Hold your head up and be true for God will open doors for you.”  (choir sings) “You can fight on thru your darkest days. Even though you’re heavy laden and can’t see your way.” (lead soprano sings) “God will open doors.” (choir sings) “He will open doors.”

Today, the real enemy (the dEVIL) is on his job (robbing, killing, shooting innocent people, starting wars, crashing airplanes, etc.). In fact,  he is trying to take over the Kingdom of God by force. But the KINGDOM of GOD does not belong to the dEVIL as it belong to the ALMIGHTY LIVING GOD!

You can insert your name in the Scripture stating,  “But Zion said,  The Lord has forsake me and my Lord has forgotten me.”   Why do I say this?  Because many of us, feel gloomy and sad many days.  We feel the Lord has turned His back on us.  Perhaps, we turned our backs on Him!

Let me put it to you another way. You may have credit cards, bank loans, and mortgage payments but none of these creditors own you. They don’t want to look at you as they want to confiscate your assets to recover their losses.  Yet, they may own the note on your personal properties such as a boat, car, tractor, tools, et cetera. The bank, loan company, or private lender may own  your business,  home, townhome, or whatever. For sure, they do not own you! And you know what’s more? You show don’t own yourself!

If you are feeling low, depressed, suicidal, and the doctors have you sedated with several synthetic drugs, you need to wake up. Don’t be simple minded and fill up your body with drugs and alcohol because this stuff will never fulfill your true needs and you will never be delivered.  If you are waking up throughout the night (tossing, turning, and sleeping sideways), you need salvation and salvation is FREE. If you are finding the bedspread and pillow on the floor (in the mornings) and the sheets kicked aside because you wrestle the sheets and blankets throughout the night, you need to get down on your knees asking the LORD to deliver you. If you awake with beer cans and bottles thrown down by the bedside, you need deliverance from your demons who entice you to drink. You need physical, emotional, and spiritual rest!

You see, there is only but One with saving power, mercy, and grace – THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!  You are not alone but many of you are driving around at night in darkness and others of you are driving in the daylight (because you don’t drive at night) but you are still in darkness as there is no peace within your hearts. You can have a wonderful job, make good money, have a big savings account, and still be a miserable person. You may be the owner of the company, CEO, operations manager, supervisor, or just a worker but the dEVIL is tormenting you. Yep! You can be labeled the “Worker of the Month” or the “Best Salesperson of the Year” and you still are a miserable soul full of anxiety and desperation. Whatever the situation may be, “THE LORD JESUS HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU!”

Have a Blessed Day!