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Bad News, but Not Defeated


There are times in a believers life that outcomes of life are bleak. You hear the sound of the bad news entering your body and that gut wrenching feeling immediately arrests you and you are broken. Driven to your knees and hanging over. This is it. I cannot take another blow or another defeat. I am done.

It is at this moment when the sorrow begins to climax that you begin to pray. The character of God should immediately come to the surface that he is loving, compassionate, not desiring that any should perish and is all powerful. You should recall that he gives peace to those whose minds are on him and that when you’re affections are set on him there are words of encouragement to be received.

You should recall that you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. You may be pressed, but with God all things are possible. No weapon formed against you will prosper. He gives his angels charge over you. You are blessed and have a future.

It is important to recall the truth about your situation. That in God the victory is yours. That in Christ you have a bright light future. Never forget your future in Christ.

Love will not Save you from Persecution

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Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets (Luke 6:26). We are approaching an hour in the US where the wheat and tares are becoming more and more visible. The false prophets have infiltrated the church and are preaching doctrines of demons. Other prophets and preachers are so lukewarm, they are useless for extending the Kingdom of Light and will fall under the mighty hand of the devil.

It is time for the believer in Christ to recognize the writing on the wall. Television shows are filled with blatant blasphemy against God and many Christians are so intertwined in the world they live in fear. Boldness comes from knowing and LOVING God with all of your strength.

Jesus said, whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 10:33). Will you be able to stand when your livelihood is on the line? The mark of the beast will be required to buy and sell. The fashion of the US in which we currently live will fade away. It’s easy to stand for Jesus when your bills are paid and your daily meals are secure, but what happens when that is no longer the case? Will you stand?

Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt when fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah, because she loved the present world and not God. She lived in close proximity to a righteous man and that did not save her. You will need a personal relationship with Jesus. The day is coming and for some families already here. Your enemies are in your own house. Your enemies are your own church family. Your enemies are those who say they have your back. When persecution comes because of the words of Jesus you will begin to see who your brother and sisters are.

Jesus gives you knowledge early if you seek him. He will identify for you, the Judas in your midst. Remember, just because you know your Judas it does not mean his mission to harm you will not be successful. The knowledge is so that you may be prepared when the time of betrayal comes.

Christian: Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD (Lamentations 3:40). Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves (2 Corinthians 13:5). Do you know this man Jesus? Do you love him? Is he in your heart and do you daily serve and worship him?

Do not put your confidence in the rapture as some Christians are doing. Christians in the Bible died for their faith and even the present day they are being killed. Are you ready to die for your faith? If not, then you are lukewarm and God will spit you out of his mouth and you will enter hell with the demons and soon to be fallen angels.

“Save yourselves from this corrupt generation (Acts 2:4).”

The children have something to say. Listen to the children



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Replace Lust with Love

You may have seen the revelon commercial #loveison with the glimmering lips and seductive music while the word used is love, but is this love or lust? Are you addicted to love or lust? When you see someone use the heart sign is it love or lust?

What does it mean to love?

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).

The world is clearly confused about love. You have shows like millionaire matchmaker to find love or lust? The bachelor with his buffet of women to find love or lust? The bachelorette with her buffet of men to find love or lust?

If your relationships are failing, it is because you have been deceived by lust. Notice above that love never fails. Lust is never faithful, it moves with the trends. Right now big booty girls are in. More and more women getting booty implants. Why? Love or Lust?

Lust is deceptive and the world will always be deceived because they reject God. Follow the Lord Jesus Christ and his Word and watch him give you the love found in his Word and not the temporary fake love/lust found in the world.




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For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:12-13).