RSS

Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Writer ‘s Block

Amazing how the world defines success as climbing up.  There are many articles on statistics in one area or another of how to be successful.  In many cases you will see that of people who have a career (making the bucks) i.e Executives in all categories may have inherited their wealth some may have gotten this success from a good education while some may have had mentors or some who have been in the right place at the right time.  In essence someone who is successful has either come from humble beginnings or some by any means necessary to accomplished success in which the world sees.  There are a lot books on the market as well how someone may have come  from the bottom with humble beginnings and climb their way up the ladder.  There is also another side that many of us don’t know sometimes the struggle or maybe the hard work they put in to climb this latter in what we see as successful.  Ironically, this brings me to my perspective for 2018.  I’ve decided that not to make promises or resolutions for what I could remember I always in one way or another would do every  New Year. But this year I believe for the first time in my life I will knowingly wait and  let God tell me what I need to do for this new year.

For years, I’ve been told to write it down.  I have always been afraid of this gift that God has given me.  I’ve always asked the question “Why Me Lord” At an early age I have known that there was something peculiar about me. I can remember now profound it was for me to discover the verse  I Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:  I mean I owned this verse it explain to my understanding that this is how God sees me and this is why folks would look at me sometimes with envy sometimes with love. It’s not my fault or my doing when I receive favor and I seemed to always jump back when things don’t go well in my life.  Out of all the siblings in my family I was the different one.  Always and even today my siblings when they look at me there is always this look that they give me that there is something special about me (with Love) This is who we are in 1 Peter 2:9; that’s you too.

BLESSINGS

 

Just Saying….

God speaks to us when we think He has forgotten us I mean those who believe.  It’s doesn’t matter to the unbeliever because this thought doesn’t cross their minds. (so they think) How interested that over two thousands years ago (skeptics) that He knew that your thoughts would not be on Him so He sent Himself to be known as Jesus Christ.  If you truly believe who He is you would have to be changed in becoming a believer.  So how do I convince an unbeliever.  I’m not going to bash you I’m not going to scream nor am I going to send you an emoji or SMH symbol.  What I am going to do is to direct you to a few scripture of why Jesus came for the World and since you and I are in this World it applies to us both.

  1. Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.

    1 Timothy 1:15, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”

  2. Jesus Christ came into the world to call sinners to repentance.

    Mark 2:17, “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

  3. Jesus Christ came into the world to seek and save the lost.

    Luke 19:10, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

  4. Jesus came into the world to demonstrate the true purpose of life and give Himself a ransom.

    Matthew 20:28, “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

  5. Jesus Christ came into the world to be a King and bear witness to the truth.

    John 18:37, “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.”

  6. Jesus Christ came into the world to do the Will of His Father.

    John 6:38, “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

  7. Jesus Christ came into the world to be a Light in the world.

    John 12:46, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.”

  8. Jesus Christ came into the world that men might have the Abundant Life.

    John 10:10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

  9. Jesus Christ came into the world to Judge the world.

    John 9:39, “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.”

  10. Jesus Christ came into the world to Proclaim or preach the Good News about the Kingdom of God.

    Mark 1:38, “And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.”

  11. Jesus Christ came into the world to die on the cross.

    John 12:27, “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.”

  12. Jesus Christ came into the world to fulfil the law.

    Matthew 5:17, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”

  13. Jesus Christ came into the world to be a Divider of men.

    Matthew 10:34, 35, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”

    (Christ makes it necessary to choose between relatives and the truth. This choice often causes division.)

  14. Jesus Christ came into the world as a demonstration of God’s Love.

    1 John 4:10, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”

  15. Jesus Christ came into the world because the Father sent Him.

    John 20:21, “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

a. The Father SENT Jesus to be the Propitiation (atonement) for our sins.

1 John 4:10, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”

b. The Father SENT Jesus and gave Jesus as the Saviour of the world.

John 3:16-18, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

c. The Father SENT Jesus to bless us by turning us from our iniquities.

Acts 3:26, “Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.”

d. The Father SENT His Son to redeem us from the curse of the law.

Galatians 4:4-5, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”

e. God SENT His Son to make possible a new power in the hearts of men, a power to enable him to fulfil the righteousness of the law.

Romans 8:3,4, “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

BLESSINGS!

 

Life in the Master’s Hand

To God Be The Glory! It’s amazing how God either elevates or demotes ( although I’ve experience both) You know how it goes when you’re on top and everything is going well you become just a little self righteousness.  Oh my when the Lord bless you with favor in position or in finance; we become like MC Hammer famous song “Can touch this” LOL.  But this is real.   There are may examples throughout history of how God ordained prophets to do his will. I found an article which I don’t believe I heard before that Most of us are unaware that the first person who is named a prophet is Abraham. Abraham was named a prophet in Genesis 20:7. This took place during the time Abimelech was being instructed by God regarding Sarah, to return her to Abraham, and so God counseled Abimelech to do the following.

Genesis 20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not, know you that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.

Abraham is the first person directly named as a prophet, but he is chronologically not the first person the Bible shows prophesying. The first person the Bible shows actually prophesying is Enoch. It does not report on this until way back in the book of Jude

Jude 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints.

Here we have Enoch, before the flood, prophesying of the return of Jesus Christ, and His return with the saints. We have Abraham as the first named prophet, and we have Enoch, who was a prophet, and the first one actually shown prophesying, but it is not reported until all the way back in the book of Jude.

Many of us as a people want to have everything going our way. (I’m learning when things go too smooth a storm is surely coming)  and for those of us (believers) we know that this called a time of testing it you will whether you will still stand.  When this period comes I like to think of when Moses came down from the mountain and the people were in the mindset that man (Moses) was all that they needed he wasn’t with them for awhile and they immediately went back to their old way.  In other words they were out of Egypt physically but their mind was still in Egypt.  To see this you can look in today’s society where many have fallen.  Better yet, you can read about or experience where people of riches and frame become one of the most miserable people on the earth.  They experience depression and suicidal tendencies because they all seemed to have a missing void.  This is where I believe when God has given everyone a measure of himself in us and it’s up to us to find that measure.  That is when you connect with him you didn’t come on your own.  i.e. some believers thought that when they accepted Jesus as their Savior that they found Him on their own.  What they fail to believe that God had already called them out.  The best and simplest way I could explained for example is that  before you became a believer or accepted Him there had always been this feeling inside of us that prevented you from harm or to go really deep – Kept you from being killed or you just left a place where tragedy just so happen before or after you got there and in some cases you were in the midst of it.  The enemy would give us a thought  or it was just luck that you survive I really hate that saying “luck” when I receive and was taught how God was always there for every believer that accepted Him!

” .  I read several scriptures but the small faint whisper spoke to me to send Proverb 3: 5-6 (MSG) I like to believe He told me to send. Eugene’s version :

Proverbs 3:5-12The Message (MSG)

BBB5-12 Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
    Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
    your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
    give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
    your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
    don’t sulk under his loving correction.
It’s the child he loves that God corrects;
    a father’s delight is behind all this.

 BLESSINGS!

 
 
MAJESTIC LITERARY MINISTRY

"Publishing Words of Power Tailored for the Heart"

THE RIVER WALK

Daily Thoughts and Meditations as we journey together with our Lord.

Real as the Streets

Faithfully Authentic

TLP

Finding Clear and Simple Faith