John 14:6

...Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Ultimate "Bailout Package"...

All we hear lately is about some corporation getting bailed out by the government. AIG, Citibank, GM, and many others needed President Obama's administration to bail them out from the mountain of debt that they have accumulated over the lifetime of the company. Years and years of mismanagement have caused this. Indifference caused this. Greed caused this. I could go on and on...

Think about this: These huge corporations have debts they cannot pay. Most, if not all of them beg the government for a bailout, for their debts to be paid. The government bails them out-not once, but twice. Their debt is still not paid. The people who run these companies show no remorse about how they are run. They will not admit their wrongdoings (sins). They even continue in sin by throwing lavish parties, going on "retreats", and rewarding their employees with "bonuses" when the companies are bleeding cash. SOUND FAMILIAR?

Around 2000 years ago, God decided to bail out mankind. He sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ to pay a debt that we could not pay. We were greedy, indifferent, and through years of abuse, we let our debt of sin accumulate. The load was so heavy, that we had to cry out - HELP US! This offer was a one-time offer. It would not be repeated again.

Unlike the greedy mega-conglomerates that are keeping their head above water with the help of the government, (and us, our children & grandchildren) we realized that we were truly sinners. God's Word tells us that:

-"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.", Rom.3:23 .


"And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.", Hebrews 9:22

Back in the days of Moses, God taught the children of Israel that the way that they needed to have their sins (their DEBT) forgiven was to bring a sacrifice to the temple, and have the High Priest kill it on the altar. The blood was applied to the altar, and sprinkled on the Mercy Seat inside the Holy of Holies. Once this was completed, the High Priest would complete atonement for that person, and their sins would be forgiven. Their debt was then paid.

-"And His is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD." , 1John 2:2

The Greek word "propitiation" means: "appeased", or "satisfied". Other religious sources say that it means " payed in full", as in having a debt forgiven. That is what Jesus did for us when He died on the Cross! Jesus paid our debt because we couldn't. God loved us so much, that He offered a bailout package to the whole planet:

"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

Jesus was the propitiation for our sin. The shedding of His Blood at Calvary made atonement for us, and our debt was paid. The great thing is that not only were our past sins forgiven, but present and future ones as well.

The great thing is that we never have to pay it back. God only asks that we worship Him, and Him alone. We need to recognize that without this bailout, we would be "out of business". Satan would buy up our outstanding debt, then own our souls, and us.

Now, keep in mind: Obama didn't offer you this bailout package. Congress will not offer this to you. The European Union won't offer this to you. AIG won't offer to pay this debt for you. Your employer cannot pay this debt for you. ONLY the atoning act of the Son of God, Jesus Christ dying on that Cross at Calvary has paid that debt for you. Your slate has been wiped clean!! HALLELUJAH!!!!

We need to keep telling everyone about God's free gift, this "bailout package", that has no cost to it. We never have to pay it back-it's free. All someone needs to do is ask.

Tell somebody about the ultimate "bailout package" today!!!

Can somebody PLEASE shout AMEN???!!!!!

Today's Word-March 30, 2009

Psalm 147:3-5

He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Today's Word-March 27, 2009

Psalm 62:7

In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Today's Word-March 26, 2009

Philippians 1:29

For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Today's Word-March 25, 2009

John 14:1-3

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions;if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Today's Word-March 23, 2009

James 1:12

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Today's Word-March 20, 2009

Psalm 27

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes,
came upon me to eat up my flesh,
they stumbled and fell.

Though a host should encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear:
though war should rise against me,
in this will I be confident.

One thing have I desired of the LORD,
that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to inquire in his temple.

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion:
in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me;
he shall set me up upon a rock.

And now shall mine head be lifted up
above mine enemies round about me:
therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.

Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice:
have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face;
my heart said unto thee,
Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

Hide not thy face far from me;
put not thy servant away in anger:
thou hast been my help;
leave me not, neither forsake me,
O God of my salvation.

When my father and my mother forsake me,
then the LORD will take me up.

Teach me thy way, O LORD,
and lead me in a plain path,
because of mine enemies.

Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies:
for false witnesses are risen up against me,
and such as breathe out cruelty.
I had fainted, unless I had believed
to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Wait on the LORD:
be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Today's Word-March 19, 2009

Exodus 12:21-23

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Today's Word-March 18, 2009

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Today's Word-March 17, 2009

Psalm 23:1-3

The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Today's Word-March 16, 2009

Hebrews 13:5

"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Today's Word-March 11, 2009

Deuteronomy 7:9

"Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;"

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Today's Word-March 10, 2009

Romans 13:12-14

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Today's Word-March 8, 2009

Psalm 118:24

This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

-It doesn't matter what battles or trials you may be in-you need to REJOICE!!! The scripture says: "We WILL REJOICE"!!!


Sunday, March 08, 2009

Today's Word-March 8, 2009 ---I Can't Help Myself-I'm Preaching Again!

Today, I just want to give God ALL the praise, honor, & glory!

I woke up this morning in extreme pain-my back was killing me. It took me a while to get out of bed, and I even contemplated staying home from Church today. I took some ibuprofen, left for Church, and dealt with it.

In my heart, I knew that I needed to go up for prayer today. I couldn't sit down for more than a few minutes because of the pain, so I found myself Ushering so I could stand during the service.

When the prayer line started, I went and got my wife Jenny, and daughter Amanda. They each needed to go up for prayer as well-so we all went up together. I got annointed with oil and prayed for, and by the time I walked back to the rear of the Church to resume ushering, the pain was almost gone! A few minutes later, I knew I was healed! PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!! Jesus healed me!!! HALLELUJAH!!!

If you're struggling with certiain issues, I must encourage you-take it to The Lord Jesus in prayer. Have the Elders of your Church lay hands on you and annoint you with oil & pray for your needs! James 5:13-15. If you cannot get to Church, have a brother or sister in Christ pray for you!

Times are tough. People are struggling with finances, jobs, health issues, school, and various sins & bondage. BUT I HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS!!!

If you're struggling with finances, who can provide for ALL your needs, according to His riches in Glory?
- JESUS!!!

If you're having a hard time at work, struggling with the economy, possible loss of a job, or maybe even working two jobs, or if you have no job and wonder how you will get by: Who can be your Provider, who can give you peace, who can give you joy during the trial, and who can deliver you?

If you're dealing with marriage issues, who can restore what the locusts have eaten?

If you're dealing with health issues, who can heal your affliction? Who will let you touch the hem of His garment? Who can speak the Word so you can be healed?

If you're struggling with bondage-it may be idolatry, withcraft, pornography, or adultry: Who can set you free?

If you're getting too comfortable with the world, and are drifting away from God-who can reel you back in to a closer walk?

Jesus is so many things to all who belive in His Name!

He is:

El Shaddai:“God Almighty.”
El Elyon: “The Most High God.”
El Olam: “The Everlasting God.”

Here are some other Names of The Lord:

Yahweh (YHWH): Comes from a verb which means “to exist, be.” This, plus its usage, shows that this name stresses God as the independent and self-existent God of revelation and redemption.

Jehovah is the other commonly-used name for God-sometimes used interchangably with Yahweh.

Compounds of Yahweh/Jehovah: Strictly speaking, these compounds are designations or titles which reveal additional facts about God’s character.

Yahweh/Jehovah Jireh: (Yireh): “The Lord will provide.”
Yahweh/Jehovah Rophe: “The Lord Heals”
Yahweh/Jehovah Nissi:“The Lord is my Banner.”
Yahweh/Jehovah Shalom:“The Lord is Peace.”
Yahweh/Jehovah Sabbaoth:“The Lord of Hosts.”
Yahweh/Jehovah Maccaddeshcem: “The Lord your Sanctifier.”
Yahweh/Jehovah Ro’i: “The Lord my Shepherd.”
Yahweh/Jehovah Tsidkenu: “The Lord our Righteousness.”
Yahweh/Jehovah Shammah: “The Lord is there.”
Yahweh/Jehovah Elohim Israel: “The Lord, the God of Israel.”

Adonai: Like Elohim, this too is a plural of majesty. The singular form means “master, owner.”

Here is a link for some of the other "names of God" and their accompanying scriptures. The list is just too big to include here:

Be encouraged!

Trust in God, and not in yourselves, or in other people. Lay your cares and concerns at the foot of the Cross. Surrender ALL to Jesus! There is NOTHING that Jesus cannot do!

Mark 10:27
"But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible."

Can somebody PLEASE shout AMEN?

Friday, March 06, 2009

Today's Word-March 6, 2009

1 Kings 19:18

"Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him."

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Today's Word-March 5, 2009

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Today's Word-March 4, 2009

Matthew 9:27-31

When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it. ” But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country.