Apr 12, 2020

Solution to COVID 19

The Solution to COVID 19


Jesus knew that his disciples were going to need more than just His teachings to help them to endure the troubling days ahead in which they would be facing.   He told them "Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”  Luke 24:48-50

What was this promise ?  It was the promise of the Holy Spirit. 

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."   John 14:25-27    The Holy Spirit was sent to guard their hearts and give them the strength and endurance they would need.  Where they were weak He made them strong.  Where they lacked He brought them sufficiency.  

So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit."  John 20:21-23   

"You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." Acts1:7-9  

When Jesus calls you into ministry He wants to endue you with power.  

Jesus set an example for us of what true ministry was all about. " Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people." Matt 9:35  Jesus used His power to heal every sickness and disease among the people and he gave this same power to his disciples.  

" And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease."  Matt 10:1  "Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons." Mark 3:14-16 

Jesus gave them this power to heal the sick because he called them to preach the message of the cross.  He knew that without the power the miraculous signs, miracles and wonders would not happen and what they were preaching would simply be words that people would hear and then forget but people do not easily forget a miracle, sign or wonder.  Someone being raised from a sickness unto death is not easily forgotten.  " And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give." Matt 10:7-9   He expected them to freely give this power to others because HE gave it to them freely.  

If we are his disciples and Jesus has called us into ministry then its time we use the power that HE has given us to manifest the solution to this crisis!  

Jesus promised us that if we are believers then we shall do greater works than he did.  “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father." John 14:12  He promised that as we serve HIM He will keep us safe from sickness.  "So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you." Exodus 23:24-26  " And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you." Deut 7:15 

Apr 19, 2018

House of God


The House of God 

" The glory of this latter House shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts." Haggai 2:9    
What was God referring to in this scripture?  The purpose of the temple in the Old Testament was so that God could dwell among men.   It was important that He could have fellowship with His people. 
"Let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them." Exodus 25:8  "There I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat" Verse 22  
  This temple which he directed them to build gave God an opportunity to dwell with and speak to His creation as he used to do with Adam in the garden before he fell.  In the Garden it talks about how God would come down and fellowship with Adam and Eve.  " And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day" Genesis 3:8  God's desire has always been to be with us.  When Moses had completed the construction of the first Temple God came down and was once again able to fellowship with man in the form of a cloud.  God said, " I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the Lord their God. "  Exodus 29:45-46 
" Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.  And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle."  Exodus 40:34-35   Moses could not enter into the tabernacle because the Glory of the Lord was filling it.  This was the tangible presence of God.  It had a substance in which our flesh could not withstand so He would come down to Moses in the form of a cloudy pillar.  "And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses." Exodus 33:9  Moses sought to have a deeper relationship with the Lord.  He hungered for more so he said, " I beseech thee, show me your Glory." and God answered him and said "You cannot see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live"  Exodus 33:18-20   God knew that our flesh could not handle exposure to the full power of His Glory it would mean certain death to us so He warned Moses that He would only be able to view His back parts but not His face.  " The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain" Exodus 24:17
 It is true that no one has ever seen God at any time. Yet the divine and only Son, who lives in the closest intimacy with the Father, has made him known to us.  Moses built the first tabernacle and "David found favor in God's sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. "But it was Solomon who built a house for Him"  Acts 7:46:47   Solomon's Temple was glorious and beautiful. " It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD. Then Solomon said, "The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud. I have surely built You a lofty house, A place for Your dwelling forever." 1 Kings 8:10-13   It was built that God would be able to dwell with man perpetually but man continued to rebel and sin against Him so he knew that there had to be another way in which He would be able to fellowship with man.  He knew that He could no longer dwell in a temple made with human hands and bring the restoration that was needed that had been lost in the garden with Adam. 
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. "  John 1:1-3,14  
God chose to reveal his glory to man through his only begotten son.  Jesus said, " The Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me." John 5:37  The Father is revealed in and through Jesus when he said, "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.  He who has seen Me has seen the Father " John 14:7,9   Jesus was sent to restore the fellowship with the Father and build him a House not made with human hands.  This would be a House created through faith that would bring everlasting life to everyone that believed in His only begotten Son. "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”  Gal 3:26; 4:6 
Jesus knew that he was going away and the House was not yet built and it was going to require the work of the Holy Spirit to complete it.
He knew that we would need someone living on the inside of us who would lead us and teach us the truth.  Jesus said,"It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you: but if I depart, I will send HIM to you.  And when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement:"  John 16:7-8    As Christians its not our job to judge or reprove others of their sins.   We need to learn to leave this job up to the Holy Spirit. He will convict if conviction is needed.  The goodness of God will lead them to repentance.  Paul talks about what the Holy Spirit does within us "Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,  who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee." 2 Cor 1:21-22  We have a guarantee of our inheritance in Christ. "God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Colossians 1:27 
The Holy Spirit is actively at work in the hearts of everyone who has been born again today building a House of God in which we are all significant contributing members. 
This house is the Body of Christ worldwide.  This is why the glory of the Latter House is greater !  We are all members of the same body of believers.  " Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith." Gal 6:10 " Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.  For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house.  For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.  And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward,  but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end." Hebrews 3:1-6  "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.  For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.  Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,  having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Ephes 2:13-22
Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,  as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,“Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”
Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected  has become the chief cornerstone,”and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense.”
They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 2:1-10

Dec 17, 2017



“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”  So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”  
Luke 2:14-15

Behold, a Virgin shall conceive, and bear a son,and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
And she shall bring forth a son, and you shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matt 1:21 

He came for our salvation.  He came to be with us and to dwell among us. He was given unto us as a gift from our Heavenly Father.  

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.   John 1:14    The Heavenly Father sacrificed his own son that HE might reconcile us unto Him.  He made the determination that HE was going restore the relationship that was lost with mankind when Adam and Eve sinned in the garden.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes 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. John 3:16-17  God was in Christ thus His name is called Immanuel.  God is with us!  

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 2 Cor 5:19  
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1 Timothy 3:16 

Our Heavenly Father established for us a new form of government.  No longer were we to be trodden under foot as is the case with every form of government that His people had been encountering.  But instead, we are to be carried upon Jesus's shoulders just like a true shepherd carries his sheep.  For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6  

And I will clothe him with my robe, and strengthen him with my girdle, and I will commit my government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. Isaiah 22: 21-22
His form of government is "Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church"  Ephes 1:21-22 
Jesus took all of our sins and offense upon his shoulders and imparted his righteousness unto us. Jesus knew that HE had been given this power to rule and reign in Heaven and in earth and yet HE chose to die on the cross for our sins. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Matt 28:18  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom 5:21  He said, "All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him." Matt 11:27  Thank God for His government!   

Jesus is our wonderful counselor our Prince of Peace!  The Priests of Israel were expected to bring peace offerings for an atonement of Israel's sins that they might receive forgiveness. Jesus made the supreme peace offering for us.  This is why HE is our Prince of Peace.  Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.   Hebrews 2:17   For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

Jul 2, 2017

What Moves You?


Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.   But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.   Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”   Matthew 9:35-38   

Jesus had a genuine sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings and misfortunes of these people.  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

These people were exhausted and there was discord and division among them.  He attributed this to the fact that he did not have enough laborers to reach out to these people and so they were suffering.  

We see the same thing happening world-wide today.   People are suffering because we do not have enough laborers to attend to their needs.  The type of laborers that are needed are those who are moved by the compassion in their hearts to do something that is not going to be easy to do.  God needs those who will labor in love until HIS work can be accomplished in this earth.  Are you that person?  What needs to you see happening all around you?   What are you going to do about it?  

Jesus was moved with compassion and it caused him to do something.  What is that something that only you can do?  God needs your hands.  He needs your feet.  He needs your voice to bring about a change in people's lives!  Are you ready to be that laborer that He needs in this end time hour ?  What is it that HE is speaking to your heart that you need to be doing?  Its time to step out and do it my friend the world needs you to bring about the change that only you can bring about.  There are people suffering that need your help.  Please obey the Holy Spirit today. 

Apr 30, 2017

Jesus Carried our Sorrows


Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.      Isaiah 53:4 

If you are like me you have heard this scripture all your life and in sermons and even studied it but have you ever pondered the true meaning of it ?   The Hebrew word for grief is Chala which means both physical sickness and pain as well as mental anguish.   

Jesus took upon himself our sicknesses and our sorrows on the cross.  The Hebrew word for borne is nasa which is used to give us the idea of bearing or to carry away.   He knew that the healing that we needed was not only physical in our bodies but it was also emotional. 

There are many Christians today who are suffering physically and emotionally.  They have lost their jobs ,their medical insurance, their homes and their spouses.    Its one thing to suffer sickness or grief as a result of some foolish decision that you make but yet another when you make the right decision and yet still suffer for doing what is good?    There were circumstances that happened beyond their control and they were not at fault.  These things did not happen because God was judging them as being wicked or evil.   Just as God honored and exalted Job because of the suffering that he endured he will honor you.  

Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.  He also had seven sons and three daughters.   In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father
gave them an inheritance among their brothers.   After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations.  So Job died, old and full of days.  Job 42:12-17

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  2 Cor 1:2-4

No one enjoys experiencing emotional, physical, or spiritual afflictions but sometimes we must go through these sufferings that we might be a blessing to someone else in the future who is going through the same thing.  Jesus never promised us that things were always going to be easy for us.  Sometimes we will suffer for God's Glory. 

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;  but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.  If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.  On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 1 Peter 4:12-14 

 And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?  But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;  having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.  1 Peter 3:13-18

Look at Apostle Paul. He knew the reason why he was suffering.  It wasn't because of anything that he did.  He was doing sacrificial service to Christ Jesus.  

He said,  But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.  Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ  and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law,
but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;  that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Phil 3:7-11   I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,  of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God.  Col 1:24-25

Heartache and sorrows will come into our lives but Jesus made a way of escape for us. When he died on the cross he carried our sorrows.  The Hebrew word for carry is saval.  This word describes how Jesus acted as a porter would at a hotel carrying your heavy baggage to your room.   This baggage didn't belong to Jesus but he determined to carry it for you even though he didn't own it.  
Do you have a deep inner pain or burden that you are carrying today?  Why not try giving it to Jesus ?  Jesus never intended for us to live in heartache and sorrow. Its time that you let go and give it to God.   

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:6-8
I know its hard but unless you give it to Him that deep inner pain and burden will continue to bring you fear and keep you from entering into the peace of God.  Once you give your burden and sorrows to God don't go back and pick it back up.  Leave it in God's hands and He will work all things together for your good!  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 

Jesus is saying to you  Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30

 And the Lord said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.  Exodus 3:7    

God knows your sorrow and your heartache so give it to Him today ! 

Jan 13, 2017

We are Made for God


Have you ever contemplated that the God who made the world and everything in it created us to seek Him.   
He desired that we might feel after him within the inward depths of our heart and soul. 
"Take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul." Joshua 22:5 

" If you will only heed his every commandment that I am commanding you today—loving the Lord your God, and serving him with all your heart and with all your soul— then he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, and you will gather in your grain, your wine, and your oil; "  
Deut 11:13-14

When we earnestly search for Him in hope we find Him for He is not far from us but closer to us than the air that we breathe. 

" The most high does not live in man-made houses. As the prophet says, ‘Heaven is my throne. and earth is my footstool. What house will you build for me? says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? Has my hand not made all these things?’ " Acts 7:48-50

He desires to live within us.  He wants to make us His habitation.  

" You are no longer outsiders or aliens, but fellow-citizens with every other Christian—you belong now to the household of God. Firmly beneath you in the foundation, God’s messengers and prophets, the actual foundation-stone being Jesus Christ himself. In him each separate piece of the building, properly fitting into its neighbor, grows together into a temple consecrated to God. You are all part of this building in which God himself lives by his spirit." Ephes 2:21-22
"It is in him that we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28  

When we live in Him we are able to walk in love towards our fellow Christians in the Body of Christ and we grow together into that temple.  

"Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. " Matt 18:19-20