Saturday, December 31, 2005

Another Day... Another Year...

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalm 23:6

There is nothing so wonderful than allowing the Scripture to speak to our hearts. It are God's personal words which reach out to us.

His love towards us is everlasting, which we'll never comprehend. It will never change. It will be the same from day to day, from year to year.

For Your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. Hosea 6:4

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him. Nahum 1:7

Wonderful to know that we can depend on Him, as we surrender our all. Each day is a new beginning. Each year is a fresh start. He listens to our cries and He hears our praises. Come let us reason, says the Lord.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17

Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 106:1

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him. Revelation 19:7

Let us lift up our hands together in worship. Let us hold hands together and form a mighty force for the Kingdom of God. Together, let us storm the gates of heaven.

Unto God is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory for ever. AMEN!

Receive His blessings upon your search for a deeper walk with God, and a more intense longing to do His will, I pray.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Glory of God Declared

Truly the Heavens declare the glory of God!

Sunset at the North Pole

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.

Psalm 50:6 Let the heavens declare His righteousness, for God Himself is Judge. Selah

Psalm 97:6 The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory.

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the LORD has spoken:"I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me;

John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Acts 4:24b Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

Acts 7:50 Hath not My hand made all these things?

Colossians 1:16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible

Hebrews 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

Even the heathen can know that God is. I don't need to add anything more.
Whoever believes that the creation just "happened", or came about through evolution is blind as a bat. God's word says that such people are fools.
I tell you right now, that I did not come from a monkey, but through the hand of God. If we all did come from monkeys how come there are still monkeys?
We are all unique. There is no human being who is exactly like me. God didn't create duplicates.
Psalm 14:1-3
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Magnify the Lord!

And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For He hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is His name. And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation.

He hath shewed strength with His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. Luke 1:46-52

They that know the Lord God are able to magnify Him in the same manner as Mary did in the above scriptures. Because within us Christ is born. He has settled in our hearts and lives, if we have surrendered completely to His will. You can experience the same joy and happiness as Mary did, for unto you is born the Savior. What a BLESSING He has bestowed upon His children.

He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away. He hath holpen His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy; As He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. Luke 1:53-55

God knows exactly what you need and He will do accordingly, as you may read in the scripture above. Therefore, leave your cares with Him and put your soul in the PRAISE mode.
Don't look on the waves, but focus on the Savior, Jesus Christ

Have a blessed celebration... you and Jesus ...

the LIGHT of the world

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Fear NOT!

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:8-11

God's word states many times for us NOT to fear. Fear is crippling and destroys faith.

Therefore, FEAR NOT for God brings you Good Tidings of Great Joy, in whatever situation you may be. You may rest your head upon His shoulder and be at peace, for He cares.

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32

Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36b

Thank you Lord.

Monday, December 19, 2005

No room for Jesus!

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2 :1-7

We are now more than 2000 years further, and there is still no room for Jesus.
Really, there even seems no "stable" left. Many countries outlaw Christianity, through their behavior and new "laws". Society has become rebellious against God, the Father of Abraham.

The "C" word is considered to be a dirty word, and may not be used in schools in several States of the USA, as well as in Belgium and perhaps other countries.

Bibles are taken out of public places because society is doing away with God more and more. God's word reminds them too much of their sin and they want to make their own rules and regulations, which allow all kind of abominable sins.

They think they don't need Jesus to wash away their sin, because their desire is to continue in it.

Nevertheless, many individuals open their heart for the Savior and call upon His name.

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Matthew 24:12,13

Friday, December 16, 2005


the whole story

This child just born, grew up a man

God's grace and mercy were His plan

He walked this road to bless us all

and came to save us from the fall

He spread His wings for our protection

and freed us thru His Death and Resurrection


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ask from God in Faith

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mark 11:24

Bringing your thoughts and needs in prayer to the Lord should not be a formal issue, but rather communicating a personal request to the Almighty Father.

There is a program in the schools which is called "Show and Tell". Kids bring whatever they wish and talk freely about it in front of the class. They tell it like it is. This is exactly what you need to do in talking to the Father.

Come as a child. Come as you are and speak out that which is on your heart. Don't be vaque about your petition. Never be afraid to be too definite in your prayers.

Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Matthew 6:8

God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
1 John 3:20

Nothing is hidden from God. Nevertheless, He desires to hear from you. Be very specific in what your needs are and what you desire God to do in your life. You may even repeat your needs a few times, just to make sure He has heard you (our human thinking).
This does not mean that your prayers should become mechanical, as in saying the "rosary".
Jesus warns for this. Our prayers must come from the heart, even if we repeat them.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do.
Matthew 6:7

Jesus repeated His prayer to the Father, but this was a sincere ernest repeat. It was at the time before His crucifiction, shortly before He carried sacrificially the heavy burden of our sins.

And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
Matthew 26:44

You may approach God's throne through the Savior, Jesus Christ, and ask freely from the Father.

Thank You JESUS for making the connection to the Heavenly Father.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mark 11:24

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Doing God's Work

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16,17

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4:2

You may say you are getting ready by studying and listening to teachers who teach the Word. There is a time to study, but it is WHILE you work.

PRAY + STUDY + DO = The will of God

When Jesus called His disciples, He called them for an immediate commitment to follow (accompany) Him. To leave all and to learn of Him as they went. Not to learn all and then go.
I am not talking to new Christians, (though they are the most likely ones to heed this call).

I am talking to you Christians who fall into the category of Hebrews 5:12,13 : "For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use (practise) have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:14

The Spirit of God is saying through Paul, that if you are knowledgeable about how to use the Word accurately, then you are a baby, but if you can discern between what is of God and what is of the devil, then you are mature (of full age), and ready to go to work in the Kingdom.

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. Hebrews 6:1,2

Paul talks about going on to perfection or maturity and completeness. He says that once you get a good understanding of the basic doctrines, it is time to go on to perfection. What is perfection? Read Matthew 19:21.

To be perfect, you have to reach a point where you would walk away from all security and learn to trust God alone. That is perfection as Jesus explained to the rich young man in Matthew.

You have got all the principles down, now step out and learn to apply them in your life and in the lives of others. There is much work to be done.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Peace of God

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings,
that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Isaiah 52:7

When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7

How blessed you are when you present God's plan of salvation to others. There is power in bringing God's truth, for the one who brings it and the one who receives it.

What a privilege we have to become His servant. Really, it is not even through our effort, but through His Holy Spirit that we have the strength and wisdom to touch lives of others.

Let therefore the peace of God reign in our lives and saturate us completely. Only then will we truly be His representatives.
Glory to God!

Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
Proverbs 12:20

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
Colosians 3:15-17

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Seek His Kingdom!

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
Luke 12:29-33

May we focus more on God and His Kingdom, and let the world go by.
One may have discovered that which was so important at one time has lost its value and attraction.
You may have houses and cars, but what would it matter if you were crippled?
You may have all the riches of this world, but if you have no joy you will still be miserable.
If you have everything you desire and don't have the peace of God in your heart, you are empty and there is nothing which will satisfy your soul.

Cling unto the Lord and allow Him to meet all of your needs.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Have Faith!

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Matthew 7:7,8.

Claim the scriptures. The Bible is not written to be read as a fairy tale, but to meditate upon and to experience the goodness of the Lord!

He wants you to ask... and He will give, knock and it SHALL be opened unto you.
Don't start doubting now. Look forward with great expectation, because your redemption draweth nigh. It is the devil who is trying to discourage you and your loved ones. Do not let him!

Look beyond the impossible through faith.
Constantly repeat the word of God, the scriptures which strengthen your faith. David said: "With the Lord I jump over mountains." This means, getting over impossible situations.

You don't have to do anything and you do not have to fear anything. When you walk in obedience, God is with you. Meditate upon His word and don't let anybody tell you any different.
Gods' will for you is clear and it is in the scriptures. Our personal experiences may not be the same, but the answers for all are the same; God's Word.

When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, "I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel." And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick. Luke 7:9-10

Monday, December 05, 2005

We have become His children

Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Galatians 3:7

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.
John 3:16

God will work out His promises to Abraham and fulfill the calling of the Jews. But they have to listen to God's voice and accept His Son. This unwillingness of the Jews has caused much pain and suffering. God's will be done even if He has to wait. This shows only His great Love for His people.

Jew or gentile, we have nothing to boast about, we were all like filthy rags, according to the scriptures. Only through the Blood of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) we have found mercy and grace. Through His sacrifice we are now the children of God and the seed of Abraham, no matter our background or our where-abouts.

Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. 1 Corinthians 7:19

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:28,29

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Our Wonderful God and Father

We serve a wonderful God, whose strength is immeasurable. No matter what we face He is able and willing to support us and get us through.

Just observe the firmament; watch the clouds move or the rain come down. This is our Father who put this all in place. We never need to feel hopeless or helpless when He walks beside us.

His rod and His staff comfort me. I rejoice in the God of my salvation.
Glory to our God and Father!

Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
Thou art the God that doest wonders: Thou hast declared Thy strength among the people.
Thou hast with Thine arm redeemed Thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
The waters saw Thee, O God, the waters saw Thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.
The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: Thine arrows also went abroad.
The voice of Thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
Thy way is in the sea, and Thy path in the great waters, and Thy footsteps are not known.
Psalm 77:13-19

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Grocery List

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food.

John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once. Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir, I'll bring you the money just as soon as I can."
John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store.

Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a very reluctant voice,"Do you have a grocery list?" Louise replied, "Yes sir.""Okay" he said, "put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries."

Louise hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.
The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down.The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't believe it."

The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer stood there in utter disgust.

Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said: "Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands."

The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence. Louise thanked him and left the store. The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said; "It was worth every penny of it. Only God knows how much a prayer weighs."

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Ponder on this!

If you want to be distressed -- look within.
If you want to be defeated -- look back.
If you want to be distracted -- look around.
If you want to be dismayed -- look ahead.
If you want to be delivered -- look up!

We can hold on to sorrow, hold on to pain.
We can hold on to anger, when there is nothing to gain.
We can hold on to a thread, at the end of a rope.
But if we hold on to Jesus, we are holding on to hope.


A real Christian is an odd number anyway:
he feels supreme love for One who he has never seen;
talks familiarly every day to Someone he cannot see;
expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another;
empties himself in order to be full;
admits he is wrong so he can be declared right;
goes down in order to get up;
is strongest when he is weakest;
richest when he is poorest and happiest when he feels the worst.
he dies so he can live; forsakes in order to have;
gives away so he can keep; sees the invisible, hears the inaudible.