So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
-'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (NIV)
- Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer
Romans 12: 12 ( NIV )
-The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.'
Exodus 14: 13 ( NIV )
-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this World, against spiritual
wickedness in the high places.
Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4: 13 ( NIV )
-This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that
God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
1 John: 5
-What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Matthew 16:26 (NIV)
1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.
3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.
4. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
~2 Timothy 3 - 5 - King James Version (KJV) ~
-Read: Matthew 24: 1-50
- HOW TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR -
A salvation prayer, known by many Christians as a 'Sinners Prayer,' is a prayer one would say to repent from sin, ask God for forgiveness, confess belief in Jesus Christ, and accept him as Lord and Savior. Saying a salvation prayer is the first step in your personal relationship with God.
If you believe the Bible offers truth about the way of salvation, but you have not taken the step to become a Christian, it's as simple as praying this prayer. You can pray by yourself, using your own words. There is no special formula. Just pray from your heart to God, and he will save you. If you feel lost and don't know what to pray, here's a salvation prayer that you can follow:
I admit that I am a sinner. I have done many things that don't please you. I have lived my life for myself only. I am sorry, and I repent. I ask You to forgive me.
I believe that You died on the cross for me to save me. You did what I could not do for myself. I come to You now and ask you to take control of my life; I give it to You. From this day forward, help me to live every day for You and in a way that pleases You.
I love you, Lord, and I thank You that I will spend all eternity with You.
If you have just prayed this prayer, congratulations!:))
You have received Christ as your Savior and have made the best decision you will ever make—one that will change your life forever!
Some churches today avoid using biblical language to describe what it means to be saved, because the terms can be confusing. However, since God chose these words to convey the greatness of our salvation, we should not overlook them. In order to understand grace, it is essential that we grasp the following concepts:
• Redemption refers to Christ's payment for sin—in other words, His death purchased us for God.
• Regeneration is a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit, in which He gives us divine life and makes us into new creatures.
• Justification is God's declaration that through our faith in Christ, we are righteous and acquitted of guilt for sin.
• Forgiveness is the removal of our guilt; to accomplish this, Jesus went to the cross in our place and bore our sins (1 Peter 2:24).
• Reconciliation is the restoration of a right relationship with God. No longer His enemies, we're now His beloved children.
• Sanctification means to be set apart for God. It's the process by which we grow in holiness and obedience.
The more you understand the depths of your salvation, the greater your awe, gratitude, and love for Jesus will be. So meditate on these truths and the fullness of your salvation, and let them fill your mind and heart today.
-He who dwells in the secret place
of the most High shall abide
under the shadow of the Almighty.
Someone has said that the only certainty in life is uncertainty- and it is true.
Governments collapse, stock markets plummet, wars destroy, disaster strike,
relationships end. As the writer of Hebrews put it," Here we have no continuing
city" ( Hebrews. 13:14).
Yet deep in the human heart is a yearning for security- a yearning that will not
go away. We know we need a solid foundation in life, a foundation that can not be
shaken. Where will it be found?
Only God never changes. His LOVE DOES NOT CHANGE, and NEITHER DO HIS PROMISES. That's
why we can look to Him for the Security and Stability we all seek. King David knew the
secret: He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow
of the Almighty."
Salvation is not an occasional, vague feeling of God's presence. It is actually dwelling
with God, secured in His presence forever. Is your Security In CHRIST?
To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout.
When young children want something they can't have immediately, it often becomes their unrelenting focus. They persistently ask for new toys, experiences, or additional treats, perhaps even throwing a tantrum when their request is denied. If we're honest, there are times we behave like that with God.
During the early days of the church, the word passion referred to these persistent, uncontrolled desires of the flesh that draw us away from God. When Paul wrote to the Galatians, this is exactly what he wanted them to remember—that to belong to Jesus means that these passions have been crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20; Gal. 5:24).
We deal with harmful desires by taking slow, measured steps away from them and toward the Lord. It's only as we relinquish our passions and retrain our focus that we'll realize our fulfillment comes from Christ alone. But remember, you don't have to get there all at once. It takes patience to surrender your passions and actively seek the Lord.
Think about it
• Throughout the day, notice what things you're attached to by asking, What holds my attention most of the time? Consider writing them down or discussing them with a trusted friend.
Contention can cause painful injury, especially when we feel misunderstood or wrongly accused. If someone speaks untruths about us, it seems as though salt is being poured into the wound. A typical first reaction is self-defense and an attempt to claim our rights, yet God's Word teaches a different approach.
Contrary to our natural inclinations, the proper response to criticism and conflict is humility. In Psalm 7, David laments being persecuted but immediately asks the Lord to test his own heart and reveal if he has done anything wrong. Then, instead of taking matters into his own hands, he asks the Lord to vindicate him.
Romans 12:19 reminds us never to take our own revenge, but rather to leave vengeance to God. As Romans 12:21 tells us, "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." In other words, we must leave the situation with God and trust Him to vindicate us in His time and way.
We should ask ourselves, Am I willing to check my own motives before pointing a finger or becoming defensive? Jesus said we're to bless those who curse us (Luke 6:28). So let's ask Him for the grace and humility to examine our own heart and trust Him to be our defender.
By Dr. Charles F. Stanley
-Reflect & Pray -
There's no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to
do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
-1 John 4: 18
When do you find yourself feeling pressured to believe fear is greater than love? How might your relationships with others change if you believed you don't need to be afraid?
Loving God, thank You for Your Love. Help us to trust in and follow Your Light and Love even when the way gets dark.
-Lord Jesus, as You sat looking over Jerusalem, You wept.
Give me the same compassion for those who have not accepted Your remedy and been BORN AGAIN.
-SALVATION IS FOR TODAY,SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND.NO ONE IS PROMISED TOMORROW.
- Bless is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
- Abraham Lincoln -
-May God bring great comfort and healing to all of you who have lost a loved one, be a family member, a very dear friend, someone, to the COVID- 19.All my heartfelt prayers are also for
all my very dear friends, family members each and all, and the whole wide world, each and everybody. Wish you each and all the very best in everything n' all you do!BE STRONG N' POSITIVE! PLEASE STAY HEALTHY, WELL, AND SAFE!!! God bless you always!
Lots of Love, Hugs, and Prayers surely, Everyday, Always, from the U.S.A.! D .