The devil has been coming hard, hard, hard at me to stop me from writing and publishing. He is using certain tactics, and thanks be to the Lord I am aware of his methods and refusing to back down. That said, I’m pretty tired from it all and most assuredly would be thankful for some strong and serious prayer.
I would be most especially thankful to those who might be led to become ongoing prayer warriors for myself and this ministry including for my handicapped ministry doggies and all the people around the world the Lord is reaching through the ministry. I have been on the road for the Lord & ministry for over 3 years now, and knowing I am backed up by very strong prayer support is an enormous blessing!
Please find below FOUR MESSAGES.
These are the titles:
* Your Calling from God
* Did Your god Die for You?
* If It Is God’s Will
* Resisting God’s Love, Forgiveness & Goodness
Your calling FROM GOD
Please note the title of this message. It’s not your calling from other people. It’s YOUR CALLING FROM GOD. Sometimes people go down the pathway of what other people have told them they are good at, what other people say they should do, what other people desire for them, what other people have strong opinions about, and/or what other people pressure them to do. Never mind God almighty and that He created us to love, serve, worship, and glorify Him, and that He has a life calling for us, and that the pathway He sets before us is the one we are to walk down regardless of what others think or say about the matter.
Friend, when it comes to our life calling, no matter what other people think and say, no matter their opinions, no matter their responses to us or lack thereof, make certain that you pray to the Lord, you wait on Him, you hear Him, you obey Him, and you walk down the pathway He has ordained for your life. Not them. But Him. For He is God! And we are to live for the Lord! Our life calling is the one He chooses for us, and this is the one we are to fulfill!
Certainly the Lord might use other people to help us figure out His calling for us and to help and encourage us in pursuing it. But we need to make certain we have sought Him and we have clarity that what we choose to pursue as our calling is HIS WILL for us. HIS WILL for HIS GLORY, AMEN!
Seek the Lord, friend. Seek and follow Him forth!
Dear Father, thank you for this message! I am still astounded at the life’s calling you have given me given my background of brokenness and how very lost I was. I thank you Father that you made clear to me the calling you have given me and that you have brought more and more clarity and details over time as you lead me forth in your will for my life.
Dear Lord, please do the same with all who read this message. Help them to know your calling for their lives. Help them to be confident in you and to surrender all to you and to be fully committed to fulfill your will for their lives. Help them to not fear man and bow down to other people and their opinions concerning their life’s calling. Help them to humble themselves and bow down before you and pursue you and your will for them with all their hearts, AMEN!
Note in the verses below how clear the apostle Paul is about his calling FROM GOD.
“Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God” Romans 1:1
“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,…” Colossians 1:1
“Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),” Galatians 1:1
Did Your god Die for You?
Long ago I heard a truth I did not fully comprehend at the time. The Lord has brought this awesome truth back to me for closer observation and to share with you now. This world is filled with “gods” and the worship of them, but there is only one true God who loved the world He created so much He sent His only Son Jesus to the cross to die to pay our sin punishment and to be raised Him from the dead. Why? To save us from our sins so all who turn from them to Jesus Christ as Lord and believe in Him and in His death and resurrection are forgiven and given everlasting life we would not otherwise have. Every other “god” on this earth is a false god.
Not a single false god from Allah to Buddha to the Hindu gods to the Native American spirits to New Age crystals to the sun and moon which some people worship to every other false god is God almighty. Jesus is the only true God who sacrificed His very life for us. His death and resurrection pave the way to a forever relationship with God instead of forever in hell and the lake of fire in forever torment. Hell and the lake of fire are where we will all end up if we don’t turn to Jesus and commit our lives to Him and live for Him according to His ways.
Friend, I confess before God and you I got caught up in false religions for some time and loved all the false promises of them. I fell for it, and I fell hard. Only by the grace of God am I free from it all today. The Lord sent messengers with strong warnings along the way, and I rejected them. But the Lord did not leave me alone until I woke up, repented, and walked away from it all. Now I am entirely. His. The one true God. Jesus Christ! The only one who died on the cross and rose again to pave the way to everlasting life for all who turn their hearts and lives over to Jesus Christ as Lord forevermore, AMEN!
If you have placed your trust, faith, hope, confidence, and expectation in any god on this earth that is not the Lord Jesus Christ, forsake any and all false gods, walk away from any and all false religions, turn away from any and all false teachers, run away from any and all false teachings, and turn to Jesus Christ as Lord now and forevermore! Turn to Him, turn to Him, oh yes! AMEN!
Oh, God, set free any person who reads this message who is worshiping gods other than you! Lead them to repentance. Bring them into total surrender to you as Lord. Help them to see the truth. Take the blinders off. Help them to consecrate themselves fully to you, the one true God, hallelujah, AMEN!
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”” Acts 4:12
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18
If It is God’s Will…
All four sets of scriptures below from four different parts of the Bible all make one exceedingly important thing clear when it comes to the life of a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ:
We are to trust, seek, pray for, strive for, and live by the will of the Lord God almighty! We are not to live according to our will! We are to pray for and live according to His! We are to make decisions in our everyday lives based on IF IT IS GOD’S WILL! Not based on if it is our will!
We in the flesh in our pride and selfishness like to conduct, control, and lord it over our little lives. This is WRONG! This is SIN AGAINST GOD! This must be GOTTEN RID OF! Now! This is true for ALL OF US! We are ALL to LIVE FOR CHRIST! HIS WILL not ours as He teaches us in THE BIBLE and as He speaks by His Holy Spirit to our hearts personally always in line with the Bible is to be our road map for living!
A believer in Jesus Christ as Lord is called to die to self and to live FOR HIM, to seek and fulfill HIS WILL for our lives, and to humble ourselves and yield ourselves to His lordship and sovereignty in our lives and on this earth!
Humble yourself! Strive to seek, know, and live according to His will each and every day for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN!
Father, I have been so very self-centered, prideful, and willful for so very much of my life! Thank you for your forgiveness and patience with me! I thought I knew what was best! How appallingly wrong I was! You know what is best, and you are Lord, dear Father! Help me, and help my precious readers, help us all to bow down before you and submit ourselves utterly to you! I wish we would do this once and perfectly and never have to do it again. But we in our fallibility most assuredly have our stumble and falls. Teach us, Lord, to surrender to you in each and every moment now and forever, and be merciful to us as we learn to follow you the way you desire. Surrendered to you! Surrendered to your will! Yes, oh Lord, AMEN!
“For I do not wish to see you now on the way; but I hope to stay a while with you, if the Lord permits.” 1 Corinthians 16:7 [the apostle Paul writing]
“Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10 [Jesus says this in teaching us to pray!]
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”” James 4:13-15 [how we are to live! Based on God’s will for us!]
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 [praying according to GOD’S WILL!] …
Resisting God’s Love, Forgiveness, & Goodness
Some of us have resisted God’s love, forgiveness, goodness, mercy, kindness, compassion, comfort, companionship, friendship, provision, generosity, etc. because we don’t believe we deserve it. Can you relate? In case you think I am about to pat you on the back as some will do and say, “Well, of course you deserve it all! You’re a good person! You deserve the Lord’s blessings!”, you’re wrong. Instead I must tell you the truth according to the Lord and the Bible.
NONE OF US deserves God’s love, goodness, and endless blessings! Not a single one of us! We are all sinners by nature who because of our sins and His holiness and righteousness deserve the curse He has placed on sinners of death, hell, and the lake of fire in everlasting torment apart from Him!
But He loves us so indescribably much He sent His only Son Jesus to the earth to live a perfect life, to the cross to die the most heinous death to pay for our sins, and raised Him from the dead! So all who turn from our sins and believe in Christ as Lord and in His death and resurrection, truly turning to God and His ways, are forgiven and given forever life with Him!
We can never measure up to God! We can never do enough to earn His love and forgiveness and all the rest of His blessings! We are nothing without Him! We are hopeless without Him! We don’t deserve anything good from God!
But God loves us so much He wants to love and bless us, to give to us and provide for us, and, most of all, for us to be in His forever and ever presence!
It is BY THE GRACE AND MERCY OF GOD and because of Jesus’ death and resurrection and through our faith in Him as Lord we can receive all the beautiful blessings the Lord has in store for us most importantly being in His forever fellowship!
Now some of us myself included have resisted the love and blessings the Lord wants to bestow upon us. Imagine sacrificing everything you have and love to buy someone you love beyond measure the most exceedingly wonderful gift only to discover the one you love throws the gift right back at you and refuses to receive it. Imagine how that would hurt and break your heart! After your big sacrifice!
When we refuse God’s love and forgiveness and salvation and all His other blessings after Jesus made the greatest sacrifice anyone in the universe has and will ever make in His death and resurrection, imagine how that must make Him feel! I can’t even imagine the heartache and heartbreak!
Doesn’t it bless you to bless others? Doesn’t it bless you to have your loved ones excited and thankful to receive what you sacrifice to give them? Imagine how we must bless God when instead of resisting and rejecting His love and other blessings, we gladly and joyfully and thankfully receive Him and them!
Friend, if you’re resisting the Lord and His goodness and greatness, it’s time to stop. Turn from your sins. Believe in Him as Lord. Believe in His death and resurrection. Make a wholesale commitment to God and His ways. Humble yourself before Him. Receive His love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, salvation, and the endless blessings He desires to bestow upon you! And receive, friend, with joy and thanksgiving! Not because you or I deserve the Lord and any of this! But because Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead to so beautifully bountifully blissfully unfathomably abundantly bless us in this way!
Oh, Lord, thank you for teaching me to receive your love and mercy and all you have for me after all the years of resisting you for the reasons I did! Thank you for teaching me how to receive all you have for me! I am hungry and thirsty for more of you and your will for me not to sit back and kick up my feet and enjoy the rest of my life in leisure and luxury, but so that I can be used by you to help people around the world to find and follow you and in the process to receive all you have for them through repentance and faith in and devotion to you, oh dear and most precious almighty Lord! AMEN!
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.” 1 John 3:1
“As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;” Romans 3:10
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
“”Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32