God said to “be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.” 1. Peter 2:12 NLT The way you live properly and behave honorably among your unbelieving neighbors, which also includes your so-called Christian brothers and sisters who do not believe in you, is that you are patient and kind. You are not jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. You do not demand your own way. You are not irritable and keep record of being wronged. You do not rejoice about injustice, but you rejoice whenever the truth wins out. You never give up or lose faith. You are always hopeful, and endure through every circumstance. (See 1. Corinthians 13:4-7) Your godly loving attitude will certainly have a silencing effect on those ignorant people who falsely and foolishly accuse you of doing wrong, as the Bible says; “It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish [...]
I give props to my beautiful wife, who is the reason for the man I am today! She always encourages me with questions like; what can I do for you or how can I help you? She thinks about ways to be a blessing to me, just like the scriptures say in 1. Corinthians 7:34 NLT: “But a married woman has to think about her earthly responsibilities and how to please her husband.” It pleases me as her husband to follow her loving example, as the Bible says that “a married man has to think about his earthly responsibilities and how to please his wife.” 1. Corinthians 7:33 NLT Yes, I am thinking; what can I do today to show my wife how much I love her?
You may ask yourself these questions; who would benefit from covering the real truth about the Benghazi terrorist attack on the American Embassy in Libya that killed four innocent americans on September 11, 2012 right before the presidential election in November 2012? Who would benefit from the Justice Department unlawfully snooping around in conservative journalists emails, or who would benefit from the IRS unjustly denying to approve non-profit status for conservative groups? The answer is too simple to be ignored; it’s President Barack Obama who had every reason to make sure that his conservative opponents would not stand in the way of his bid for reelection! But just like in the days of Noah, God does see the corruption (See Genesis 6:11) and this is a dangerous game to play, because God warns that “cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.” Revelation 21:8 NLT I believe God is urging us to pray for this president whom He wants saved and to [...]
There are tons of Christians who are absolutely clueless when it comes to the demonic spirit world, and they don’t understand that we as followers of Jesus Christ “are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 NLT These Christians call evil spirits in the heavenly places, like the Jezebel spirit, ridiculous and non existent. They are as the Bible says, the type people who are not spiritual and can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand and discern what the Spirit means. (See 1. Corinthians 2:14) These so-called Christians are easy prey for the Devil who will use them to scoff at things they don’t understand. (See Jude 1:11) They are the ones who will attack, discredit, and persecute the true spiritual Christians! “These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow [...]
How many times have I seen men on the “Maury Show” say they love their wives with all their hearts and that they would never ever cheat on them, only to find out that the lie detector test they took shows that they cheated on their wives with other women on multiple occasions? Men make the mistake in thinking that their wives would not know when they are cheating, but God has given women a specialbuilt-in ability to detect the lies and excuses of men.
I order to avoid being in a sexually tempting and compromising situation with another woman, men need to “stay away from every kind of evil” as the Bible says in 1. Thessalonians 5:22 NLT, and even the slightest appearance of it – meaning, never be alone with another woman! Men need to follow the example of Joseph, who, when he was being tempted and seduced by the wife of Potiphar to have sex with her, took of running. (See Genesis 39:6-12) For this exact reason, God says; “Run from sexual sin!” 1. Corinthians 6:18 [...]
Don’t you find it ironic when the prosperity preacher is teaching you how to enter into the anointing to obtain financial wealth, while he himself is begging you to give to his ministry – even to the point of instructing you what amount to give? Instead of entering into the anointing himself, the prosperity preacher is actually entering your wallet! Like Balaam, these greedy prosperity preachers and prophets deceive people for money. (See Jude 1:11) And, in order to do that, they pretend to be your friend and will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. (See 1. Thessalonians 2:5 and 2. Peter 2:3)
People be encouraged!
The apostle Paul said at one point; “Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom.” (2. Timothy 4:18 NLT) What Paul was talking about was that he has “been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food.” (2. Corinthians 6:5 NLT) He also testified that he serves God whether people honor him or despise him, whether they slander him or praise him, or whether they call him an imposter. (See 2. Corinthians 6:8)
Here is another powerful statement that Paul made: “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” (2. Corinthians 4:8-9 NLT)
This tells me that, “if God is for us, who can ever be against us?” (Romans 8:31 NLT) and indeed that “no weapon formed against you shall prosper,” (Isaiah 54:17 NKJV)
Yes, if God [...]
People be encouraged! The apostle Paul said at one point; “Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom.” (2. Timothy 4:18 NLT) What Paul was talking about was that he has “been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food.” (2. Corinthians 6:5 NLT) He also testified that he serves God whether people honor him or despise him, whether they slander him or praise him, or whether they call him an imposter. (See 2. Corinthians 6:8) Here is another powerful statement that Paul made: “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” (2. Corinthians 4:8-9 NLT) This tells me that, “if God is for us, who can ever be against us?” (Romans 8:31 NLT) and indeed that “no weapon formed against you shall prosper,” (Isaiah 54:17 [...]
From time to time, I run into rock musicians from back in the days. They were at one time good looking youthful stars who had the whole world at their feet. But now, especially because of the years of drugs and alcohol consumption, they have aged tremendously, even to the point of being unrecognizable and nobody seems to care a bit about them. Life has become a total meaningless event for them. You may ask yourself, where was it all good for? No wonder the Bible says; “Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor Him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.” Ecclesiastes 12:1 NLT