And Jesus Said…Day 2

“I am the Light of the world.  If you follow Me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12 NLT)

“Then Jesus said, “I am light to the world and those who embrace Me will experience life-giving light, and they will never walk in darkness.” (John 8:12 TPT)


Since the fall of man in the garden incident, the whole world was plunged into spiritual darkness.  Then once again God said “let light come to Earth!”  Jesus came and brought the light of God’s Kingdom to the earth for “whosoever” will accept Him and embrace His ways.

Anyone who has come out of the darkness into the marvelous light of God through Jesus Christ can tell you how wonderful it is to be in the palm of His hand.  It’s like walking through a very creepy forest and coming suddenly into a meadow full of sunshine and flowers.  He makes you glad to be alive!

Do all your problems suddenly vanish?  No, but He has the path out of the messiest of messes.  He has the path out of drug addiction, alcoholism, abusive relationships, and financial hardships.  Sometimes its a process, but if you take His hand and let Him lead you out, He WILL lead you out!

Imagine being out in the woods after dark with no light.  Animals around who can see in the dark while you can’t.  If someone came along with a gun and a flashlight, wouldn’t you jump at the chance to let them lead you out of the woods?  Jesus is the light that can lead you out of the darkest of places.  All it takes is a whisper “Jesus, save me…”  And He will come to you.

Don’t know Him?

Meet Jesus Here…

Blessings everyone…

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And Jesus said…Day 1

This is the beginning of a new daily devotional on what Jesus said during His earthly ministry.  These scriptures are taken from the book “And Jesus said…” by Trinity Broadcasting Network.  I was going through all my books and found this treasure.  I’m not even sure when I got it or where I got it.  It is my prayer that as we go through this little book, we can all find a deeper and more intimate relationship with Jesus, Who is the Author and the Finisher of our faith.

“I am the bread of life.  No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry again.  Those who believe in Me will never thirst.  But you haven’t believed in Me even though you have seen Me.  However, those the Father has given Me will come to Me, and I will never reject them.  For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God Who sent Me, not to do what I want.  And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those He has given Me, but that I should raise them to eternal life at the last day.  For it is My Father’s will that all who see His Son and believe in Him should have eternal life–that I should raise them at the last day.” (John 6:35-40 NLT)

“Jesus said to them, “I am the Bread of Life.  Come every day to Me and you will never be hungry.  Believe in Me and you will never be thirsty.  Yet I’ve told you that even though you’ve seen Me, you still don’t believe in Me.  But everyone My Father has given to Me, they will come.  And all who come to Me, I will embrace and will never turn them away.  And I have come out of heaven not for My own desires, but for the satisfaction of My Father who sent Me.  My Father who sent Me has determined that I will not lose even one of those He has given to Me, and I will raise them up in the last day.  For the longing of My Father is that everyone who embraces the Son and believes in Him will experience eternal life and I will raise them up in the last day!” (John 6:35-40 TPT)


Jesus said that He is the Bread of Life and to come EVERY DAY.  Bread is eaten every day, not just on Sunday or Wednesday.  It is the daily intimate relationship that the Father is seeking from all who call Him Lord.

Jesus said to some “even though you’ve seen Me, you still don’t believe.”  People who don’t want to believe can actually see His mighty work and choose to write it off to chance or a fluke.  God knows the end from the beginning, so He knows who want Him and those who don’t.  His Spirit will draw everyone, but not everyone will accept.  Those who do are given to Jesus, Who will keep us and raise us up at the last day.

Jesus said that His Father, OUR Father, longs for EVERYONE to embrace His Son and receive the gift of eternal life.  That is His perfect will for everyone from Adam until today.  Does everyone accept?  No, and there are millions of souls in Hell that can attest to that.  It’s like in America, where everyone has the opportunity to pursue his or her dreams, but does everyone do that?  No.  So they live their lives missing out on what could have been.

A life lived with Jesus every day is a life that is full.  It is full peace, joy and purpose.  Are there difficulties and problems?  Sure there are.  Are their persecutions? Yes, definitely.  But life in the Kingdom with Jesus Christ, there is always victory and hope.  And most of all there is peace in the midst of the most violent of storms.

And that is just on the earth.  Consider the eternal rewards He has stored up for each of us!  I sure don’t want to miss out on the greatest party ever held: the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!  You don’t have to either.  RSVP today by asking Jesus to come into your heart and be your Savior, Lord and Master.

Meet Jesus Here…

Blessings everyone…

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The Effect of Righteousness

“And the effect of righteousness will be peace [internal peace and external peace], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever.  My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places.” (Isaiah 32:17-18)


The other morning in church, the Lord spoke Isaiah 32 to my spirit and these two verses jumped out at me.  What is righteousness?  It is the state of being in right standing with God.  In other words, you and God are at peace with one another.  There isn’t anything coming between you.  No open or hidden sins.  No unforgiveness towards anyone.  No anger or bitterness.  No compromise.  Your slate is clean with Him.  Your heart is pure before Him.  What a blessed state this is to be in!

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “cause and effect.”  For every effect there is a cause.  Something causes everything that happens.  The cause of righteousness has the effect of peace on every side.  What is peace?  Peace is the knowledge and confidence of safety and the ability to enjoy life to the fullest.  Peace is the comfort of resting in the palm of the Most High and enjoying unhindered fellowship with Him.  The peace of God goes with all His people and they leave it in their wake.

Recently, I visited some friends in Arkansas for a few days to minister to them and their friends.  The other day I was talking with my friend and as we were on the phone she walked into the room I had stayed in and she marveled and said she could feel the same peace in that room as when I was there with her.  Jesus told the disciples if they were rejected to take their peace with them.  So we, can leave our peace everywhere we go as a testament of His salvation.

Peace is the hallmark of the presence of God in our lives.  If we are believers, and there is nothing but chaos around us, then we need to get with God to find out the root problem and deal with it.  The effect of our righteousness is peace and safe places to dwell in.  Anything less is of the enemy.

The Bible tells us to guard our hearts, so we need to take a close look at the motives of our heart, our actions and words.  Do they line up with the Word of God or do they fall short of His glory?  The Bible is the standard we measure ourselves against.  If we see we have fallen short, just go to the Father and repent, ask for forgiveness and help in these areas.  He will father you because He is a good, good Father!

The children of God are the ONLY people who have God’s peace.  God’s peace passes all understanding.  It has the ability to be strong in the face of adversity.  There is a place in God, where we can actually be content in even the hardest of circumstances because of who He is.  When this peace is displayed to the world, they marvel.  It passes all understanding.  It defies logic.  That is God’s peace.

The world’s peace is based on emotions and circumstances, which can changes with the winds.  It isn’t firm.  It’s like building your house on the sand.  When a hurricane Harvey comes, it destroys everything.  God’s peace is built of the Rock of Ages and a Harvey can’t destroy it.

What kind of peace do you have?  Is it built on the sand or the Rock?  If you have no peace in your heart, come to the Rock of Ages: Jesus Christ and He will fill you with joy and peace that nobody can take from you.

Don’t know Him?  Meet Him here:

Meet Jesus Here…

Blessings everyone…

 

 

 

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“A Murderous Heart” Teaching

Hi everyone ~ I did a teaching on Matthew 5:21-26 about hatred and unforgiveness on the Stones of Fire Ministries web site.  Check it out!

https://wordpress.com/post/stonesoffireministries.wordpress.com/138

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Be Encouraged About Your Families! Word from Lana Vawser

Hi everyone, I get emails from Lana Vawser’s web site prophetic words and she is always encouraging and has hope in all her messages.  I have been receiving so many prayer requests for help and prayer with family members.  I’m sharing this great word as it has very much encouraged me!  Be blessed!

2018: The Year of the Family

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Announcement! New Teaching Added on Teachings Page!

Hi everyone, I have updated this teaching to include the prayer that goes along with the teaching.  It is a powerful prayer!

Blessings everyone…

https://fromtheheartogod.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/lordsprayerteaching-prayer.pdf

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Announcement! The Words Book is available in eBook format!

Hi everyone, please note the link below to find the free eBook of Words: The Power Behind Your Future.  God weighs our words carefully because as people created in His image, He has given us much power to create with our words.  Just as He is bound by His Word, we too must weigh our words carefully.

This book has Bible Study scripture lists as well as faith statements using the Word of God on a variety of subjects.  Check it out!

https://fromtheheartogod.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/wordsbook_ebook.pdf

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