LOVE

If you look in the dictionary you may find the definition to “Love” in this manner “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Or maybe this “a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.

Love is a very complicated word that you seek and wait for, and when you find it you work trying to hold on to it, to the point of pain, sever heart-break and your life becomes a nightmare filled with unattainable dreams, wishes, satisfaction, and desires. It seems like there is no future happiness in life because the “Love” you found was not forever. So can you pick your self up and start again, or do you break into millions of pieces falling to the ground turning back into dirt from which you were created?

Let’s look at “Love” – We see perfect love is Loving God “thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.   (Matthew 22:37)

We see perfect love is Loving One Another “And the second commandment is like unto the first “thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.   (Matthew 22:39)

We see perfect love is Keeping God Word “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every “word” that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

We see perfect love is God Abiding In Us “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.   (John 15:7)

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  No man hath beheld God at any time.  If we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.  ( 1 John 4:11-12)

The first mark of a soul in whom the love of God is to be perfected is: Keep His Word.  The path of obedience, the loving obedience of the perfect heart, the obedience of a life wholly given up to God’s “Will”,  is the path the Son opened up into the presence and love of the Father.  It is the only path that leads to perfect love. The commandments of Christ are all included in the one word “Love”, because “Love is the fulfilling of the law.  “A new commandment I have given you, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.”  This is Christ’s word: he that keeps this word keeps all the commandments.  Love to the brethren is the second mark of a soul seeking to enter the life of Perfect Love.

In the very nature of how God created things, it cannot be otherwise.  Love seeketh not her own.  Love loses itself in going out to live in others.  Love is the death of self, where self still lives there can be no thought of perfect love.  Love is the very being and glory of God, it is His nature and property as God to give of His own life to all His creatures, to communicate His own goodness and blessedness.  The gift of His Son is the gift of Himself to be the life and joy of man.  When that love of God enters the heart it imparts its own nature – the desire to give itself to the very death for others.  “jewels of Nuggets” that is where the old saying come from “you have not lived or loved until you find something that you are willing to die for”.  That is why we work, love, forgive, and seek a relationship with our family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances, because we love, we want to see the good in others, rather than the bad.  So when love hurt us we can find it in our heart to forgive, and in this, we see the love of God.  When the heart wholly yields itself to be transformed into this nature and likeness of God, then love takes possession; there the love of God is perfected.

The question is often asked whether it be the love of God to us or our love to God, that is meant by perfect love.  The word includes both because it implies a great deal more.  The love of God is one, as God is one: His Life. His very Being.  Where that Love descends and enters, it retains its nature, it is ever the divine Life and Love within us. God’s love us, and our love to God and Christ, our love to the brethren and to all men-all these are but aspects of one and the same love.  Just as there is one Holy Spirit in God and in us, so it is one Divine Love, the Love of the Spirit, that dwells in God and in us.

To know this is a wonderful help to faith. it teaches us that to love God, or the brethren, or our enemies, is not a thing our efforts can attain.  We can only do it because the Divine Love is dwelling in us; only as far as we yield ourselves to the Divine Love as a Living power within, as a life that has been born into us, and that the Holy Spirit strengthens into action.  Our part is first of all to rest, to cease from the effort, to know that He is in us, and to give way to the love that dwells and works in us in a power that is from above.

How well John remembered the night when Jesus spoke so wonderfully of love in His parting words!  How impossible it appeared to the disciples indeed to love as He had loved!  How much there had been among them of pride, and envy, and selfishness; anything but love like His!  How it had broken out among them that very night at the supper table!  They never could love like the Master-it was impossible.

But what a change was wrought when the Risen One breathed on them, and said, “Receive the Holy Ghost!”  And how that change was consummated when the Holy Spirit came down from heaven, and out of that wonderful Love which there flowed in the Holy interchange between the Father and the Son, when they met again in glory, shed abroad in their hearts The Love Of God!  In the love of the day of Pentecost, the perfect Love celebrated its first great triumph in the hearts of men.

The Love of God still reigns.  The Spirit of God still waits to take possession of hearts where He has hitherto had too scanty room.  He had been in the disciples all the time, but they had not known of what manner of spirit they were.  He had come upon them on that evening when the Holy Spirit One breathed upon them.  But it was on Pentecost He filled them so that Love Divine Prevailed and overflowed, and they were perfected in Love.  Let every effort we make to love, and every experience of how feeble our love is, lead us and draw us on to Jesus on the Throne.  In Him, the Love of God is revealed and glorified and rendered accessible to us.  Let us believe that the Love of God can come down as a fire that will consume and destroy self, and make love to one another, fervent perfect love, the one mark of discipleship.  Let us believe that this Love of God, perfect Love, can be shed abroad in our hearts, in measure to us hitherto unknown, by the Holy Ghost give to us.  Our tongues and lives, our homes and churches, will then prove to sinful, perishing fellow-men that there still are children of God in whom the Love of God is perfected.

Even as the whole Christian life, so love too has its two stages.  There is love seeking, struggling, and doing its best to obey, and ever failing.  And there is love finding, resting, rejoicing, and ever triumphing.  This takes place when self and its efforts have been given into the grave of Jesus, and His life perfect love has taken their place.  The birth of heavenly love in the soul has come, in the power of heavenly life, to love is natural and easy, Christ dwells in the heart, now we are rooted and grounded in love and know the love that passeth knowledge and understanding.

Well, another Jewels of Nuggets for the Soul.  Praise the Lord!

 

THE SUFFERING SERVANT

THE SUFFERING SERVANT: “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaias the prophet, saying,” “Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles”. (Matthew 12:17-18). For sure these verses are to be understood of Christ. For the Evangelist tells us expressly this prophecy was fulfilled, Matthew 12:17-21. Behold with an eye of faith, behold and observe, Behold and admire, My Servant, whom I uphold

What must we Behold of the Suffering Servant: 1. The Father’s concern for him and relations to him, the confidence he put and the complacency he took in him. This put honor upon him, and made him remarkable, above all other circumstances, as we read and understand: Isaiah 42:1 I. God owns him as one employed for him: He is my Servant. Though he was a Son, and also God’s mediator, he took upon Him the form of a Servant, learned obedience to the Will of God and practiced it, and laid out the plan himself as wisdom spoke to wisdom to advance the Kingdom of God and so He was God ‘s Servant. 2. As one chosen by God: he is God’s elect. He did not thrust himself into the service, but was called of God, and pitched upon as the fittest person for it. Infinite wisdom made the choice and then allowed it. 3. Jesus was the one God put confidence in: He is my Servant on whom I lean. The Father put confidence in Him that would go through with his undertaking, and, in that confidence, brought many sons to glory. it was a great trust which the Father reposed in the Son, but he knew him to be equal to it, both able and faithful. 4. God the Father took care of Jesus: He is my servant in whom I uphold. The Father bore him up, and bore him out, in his upholding Him; he stood by him and strengthened Him. 5. As one whom God took an entire complacency in. My elect, in whom my soul delights. His delight was in him from eternity, when he was by him as one brought up with him, (Prov. 8:30). He had a particular satisfaction in his undertaking: He declared himself well pleased (Matt. 3:17, 17:5), and therefore loved Him because he laid down His life for the sheep. Let our souls delight in Christ, rely on Him; and rejoice in Him and thus let us be united to Him, and then, for His sake, the Father will be pleased with us.

II. The qualification of Jesus for this office: I have put my Spirit upon Him, to enable Him to go through His undertaking (Isa. 61:1). The Spirit did not only come, but rest, upon him (Isa. 11:2) not by measure, as on other of God’s servants, but without measure. Those whom God employs as His servants; as he will uphold them and be well pleased with them, so he will put His Spirit upon them.

III. The work to which Jesus is appointed; it is to bring forth judgment to the Gentiles, that is, in infinite wisdom, holiness, and equity, to set up a religion in the world under the bonds of which the Gentiles should come and the blessing of which they should enjoy. The judgment of the Lord, which had been hidden from the Gentiles (Ps.147:20) He came to bring forth to the Gentiles, for he was to be a light that lightens them. Jewels of Nuggets “He was the Suffering Servant” who came to bring the light of Salvation to All Gentiles”.

IV. The mildness and tenderness with which Jesus should pursue His undertaking (Isa. 42:2,3) He shall carry it on, 1. In silence, and without noise: He shall not strive nor cry. It shall not be proclaimed Hey, here, is Christ or Hey, He is there; as when great princes ride in progress or make a public entrance. He shall have no trumpet sound before Him, nor any noisy retinue of people to follow Him. The opposition He meets with he shall not strive against, but patiently endure the contradiction of Sinners against Him. His Kingdom is Spiritual, and therefore its weapons are not carnal, nor is His appearance pompous; it comes not with observation. 2. Gently, and without rigor. Those that are wicked he will be patient with when he has begun to crush them so that they are as bruised reeds, He will give them space to repent and not immediately break them; though they are very offensive, as smoking flax (Isa.65:5), yet He will bear with them, as He did with Jerusalem. Those that are weak He will be tender of; those that have but a little life, a little heat, that are weak as a reed, oppressed with doubts and fears, as a bruised reed, that are as smoking flax, as the wick of a candle newly lighted, which is ready to go out again, he will not despise them, will not plead against them with His great power, nor lay upon them more work or more suffering than they can bear, which would break and quench them but will graciously consider their frame. Consider this, He will not break the bruised reed, but will strengthen it, that it may become a Cedar in the Courts of our God. He will not quench the smoking flax, but blow it up into a flame. Jewels of Nuggets “Jesus Christ is very tender toward those who have true grace, even though they may have little Faith, and may be weak in it, He will accept the willingness of the Spirit, pardoning and passing by the weakness of the flesh

Isaiah 42:1-4

BEHOLD MY servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighted; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 2. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. 3. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. 4. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

Well, another Jewels of Nuggets of the Soul.  Praise the Lord.

THE WORD BECAME FLESH:

John 1:1-5

1. IN THE beginning, was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2. He was with God in the beginning.

3. Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made.

4. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

5. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

In the beginning, was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God.  Jesus was with God in the beginning.  Through Jesus all things were made; without Jesus, nothing was made that has been made.  Jesus was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  (Psalms 36:9) says “For with thee is the fountain of life:  in thy light shall we see light”.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  And God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light.  God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light “day” and darkness he called “night”.  And there was evening, and there was morning ____ the first day.

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.  By the Word, God spoke everything into existence.  “God said, let there be light, and there was light, and God saw the light, that it was Good:”  Everything that God created, he said, It is good.  God spoke the Word and it went forth with power, creating a world that only a mighty and Holy God would give to mankind, for He created a man for His glory, in His own image.  God gave man dominion over the world.  He gave Moses the privilege of naming all the animals that were on the ark after the flood fall of mankind.

The Word became Flesh and came down from heaven to earth.  The Word walked among man, he spoke what thus said God, for it was in the womb of a Virgin that Jesus was born into the world.  Jewels of Nuggets “The grass withered, the flower fadeth but the Word of our God shall stand forever”.

30.  “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.

31.  “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

Jesus, The Only Begotten Son of God was sent from heaven to earth to save guilty man from his sins who was on his way to hell, without a Savior.  Jesus was The Lamb of God who was righteous and sinless took man sins upon him at the cross. ” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

John 1:4

“In him was life, and the life was the light of men”.

Jesus was the light sent to bare witness to darkness.  “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined”.

There are people walking in darkness today, right now in the world.  They are in the world with no relationship with God. They are in a world walking with no God in their life,  in the shadow of death, with a heart turned from God.  Come to Jesus, and make Him your Lord, for the Father and Son are One.  Jesus is the light of the world, all thing will be revealed to you by the Holy Spirit, for the truth will set you free.  The Holy Spirit is the witness of what is true.  Jesus said if you have seen me, you have seen the Father.  Mankind needs a savior.  When man Believe that Jesus is the Son of God,  Believe he died on the cross,  Believe God raised him up from the dead,  Accept Jesus into his heart, Confess that he is a sinner and repent of all his sins, and choose to walk righteously before God, then and only then will man have a mind to know God.

John 10:30  “I and my Father are one”.

John 8:12  “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”.

John 16:13  “How be it when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but what so ever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come”.

Jewels of Nuggets “The Holy Spirit will guide, teach and show you all thing that is true, and all that He speaks will be of the Father, for no man can come unto the Father, but by Jesus Christ.”

Well, another Jewels of Nuggets for the soul.  Praise the Lord!

 

 

 

 

 

 

LORDSHIP OVER LIFE

Salvation and Lordship in your life take total commitment to God. In case you don’t know what the word “Commitment” is, I will tell you, it is “the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.”  We have a moral obligation to God when we promise to accept Him in our heart in the person of Jesus Christ. When you pledge to live according to His Holy Words and obey His commandments, you are making progress to becoming conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.  (Romans 8:29-30)

verse 29: For whom he did fore-know, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

verse 30: Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

When you accept God’s gift of salvation by Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit works to conform you to the image of his son.

This transformation requires submission to Christ’s lordship. He paid the price for your sins, and the debt you owe it to him. “Jewels of Nuggets” Salvation is free, but we work because we are saved, and free, and we love. We do not work to be saved, for salvation is free, it is the gift of God.

A beautiful word “Lordship” the Lord over my life, Jesus is Lord.  “for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called and chosen, and faithful”  (Rev. 17:14).  Salvation comes by Jesus Christ when He was obedient to the Father even unto death, for upon the cross was the blood of Jesus shed.  For it was in the Garden of Eden where that old serpent beguiled Adam and Eve; and brought them down into temptation, sin, and death.  For we know the penalty for sin is death.  After Adam and Eve gave God’s perfectly created world of peace over to Satan, they were forever lost and in a state of death. The garden of Eden that God made so beautifully and peacefully to placed man and woman there was closed to mankind and Cherubims, and a flaming sword was placed in their place to guard the tree of life.  Mankind had fallen from grace and now was forever separated from God.  Man soul was lost. He needed a way out.  He needed a Savior.  But one thing for sure God had a plan.  So I can imagine with my spiritual eyes, as the Father and Son so sweetly abided in heaven far above the earth, Jesus said to the Father, daddy send me, I will go down to earth and redeem mankind, make me a body.  Make me a body Father, I will go.  Lordship and Salvation are found in Jesus Christ.  Jesus is Lord over it all.  “Lordship” the state or dignity of a Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ who came all the way from heaven to earth to give mankind a way out of sin. By the authority and power of God. The Lord Jesus Christ is given power in heaven and earth by the Father, to reign over the earth domain. The Almighty God has the power to give dominion of the earth to mankind, God still has dominion over all heaven and earth, He is the single ruler in the realms of this creation. Jesus is the Lord over my life, I have invited Jesus into my heart to reign and rule over my life, by faith in the Word of God as written in the Bible, He is Lordship over my life.  There is no other person on the earth, under the earth, or in heaven who is worthy to have Lordship over mankind.  “Jewels of Nuggets” you need Jesus, you need a savior, you need a true friend.  Jesus has paid the price to be all that we need.  He has pleased the Father in Heaven. He has taken the guilt of sin away from mankind by shedding his innocent blood for man’s guilty sins.  He paid the price for man sins with His blood, so man has been bought for a price and now we belong to Jesus. Amen! Our moral and reasonable duty is to walk in Jesus Christ and let Him rule our life, (life will be much better).  As you walk in Jesus Christ let Him have complete control over every part of your life, every decision, act, word, motive, attitude, and thought, give Him Lordship over your life. As I write this blog, I realize that there are many people who will never give God Lordship over their lives for many different reasons, such as they can’t commit, they don’t believe in God, they don’t believe in Jesus, they want to be in control of their life, afraid their life will no longer be fun, afraid they will just have to stop living a fulfilled life. they don’t believe in the here and after, they don’t believe in heaven or hell.  But I pray that they will accept God’s gift of life who is Jesus Christ someday. (2 Corinthians 6:2:)  says it this way (for he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation).  Today is the day to believe in God and accept Jesus Christ and make Him Lordship over your life. Here on this earth I have a Savior who loves me, who cares for me, to walk with me, to talk with me, I can call Him when I am sad, lonely, hurting, sick, afraid, worried, when I am in need of comfort, and in need of a friend, the Lord Jesus Christ is always available.  There is not a Friend anywhere that you can find, that will listen to you like the Lord Jesus Christ.  Prayer is our key when our life is stormy and we know not what to do.  Thank God for his Grace and mercy.  When work is done here on this earth, the Bible says there is a mansion prepared for us by Jesus himself, waiting for us in heaven, what a time, what a time that will be, to see the Lord Jesus in all His glory, just to see Him, the one who died for me upon that cross, to forgive me of all my sins,  past,  present, and future.  Thank you, Jesus.

Well, another Jewels of Nuggets for the Soul.  Praise the Lord!

HAVING A PASSION FOR GOD

“FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.  (John 3:16)

Is God your priority in 2018? What do you want to accomplish in 2018?  What do you need, look at where you are and see your expectation for your life, “right here and right now where do you want to be in life.  If you are distressed lean on God.  If you need deliverance lean on God.  Jewels of Nugget: “Jehovah God has what you need”.  We are not alone, there is no need to carry every weight and struggle upon your shoulder.  God is here for us.  He walks right beside you, and the amazing thing is he walks with all the people over the four corners of the world if you are a born again believer God walks with us one on one at the same time.  You don’t have to wait for God to finish with someone over there before he comes to see about you. “Hallelujah” praise ye the Lord”  Jewels of Nugget: “I am thankful for the joy of the Lord. Just to know that I am not alone in this thing call Life make me shout for joy”.  Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding”.  So don’t try to fix your life situations alone and carry your burdens on your should, God is Sovereign and He knows how to take care of you.  “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved”.  (Psalm 55:22)  This is a Psalm of King David, now the King had struggles in his life but one thing David knew to do was trust and lean on God, he worn battle after battle by prayerful trusting in God.  Let 2018 be a year of Passion for God.  Draw on God deeper in His Holy Word.  Draw on God deeper for Love like the Father has.  Draw on God deeper for forgiveness like Jesus forgave upon the Cross at Calvary, he stopped dying long enough to say “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.  Draw on God deeper for prayer in your life to pray for all thing, at all time and cease not in prayer.  Jewels of Nuggets: “God is gracious, He is allowing us to walk into a new year. My passion is to grow deeper in God knowing how to disciple His Holy Word with wisdom and truth. When I seek God and the ways of God all of my needs and desires will be met.  All that I need is in God because he is the creator of the universe ” the earth and the fullness thereof belongs to the Lord”.  Material things and money are by God, therefore I trust God for all things.  

Deuteronomy 8:17-18

17.  And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

18.  But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy father, as it is this day.

Well, another Jewels of Nuggets for the Soul.  Praise the Lord!

 

 

 

 

THE BEST GIFT EVER GIVEN

“JESUS” THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!   Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, BUT, it is nothing but a world of competition without Christ.  Christmas is a beautiful time of the year, with all its lights and glitter, christmas trees decorated with beautiful ornaments and lights, BUT their lights are so dem without the LIGHT that came all the way from Heaven to Earth to give light to man soul, Jesus Christ, He is the LIGHT that shines so brightly at Christmas.  “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”. (john 8:12)  So look at all of your Christmas gifts. Do you see “THE BEST GIFT EVER?” “Jewel of Nuggets”, if you can’t find “Jesus” among your gifts seek to find Him.  “If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever”. (1 chronicles 28:9b)   “Jewel of Nuggets,”  Jesus was born in a stable and laid in a manger because there were “no room, no room for Him in the inn.  People were busy with their lives, and did not realize the gift of life, the best gift ever given were being push away, this gift was special, it was the true and living gift that will give life to mans’ dead soul.

7.  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8.  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid:

10. And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Well, another Jewels of Nuggets for the Soul.  Praise the Lord!

 

THANKFUL

What a wonderful day to be Thankful today, but as I reminisce back to pass days, I was thankful from day-to-day.  I am especially thankful for this special day that is set aside to give thanks for the year’s blessing in life. Over a thousand years ago native American was brought to their innermost being that a Higher Being was making the land work for them and bringing crops to them, and because of that they could build houses and bring food to their tables. God is the source of all blessing in life, He started everything by creating a universe that is filled with so many astronomical events that man is forever visiting science methods of trying how to figure out the universe. But! the universe belongs to God, He is allowing the man to manage the world, but God, the Alpha, and Omega have the master plan to it, and all the keys are found in His hand of Wisdom. This what God said about His world, if he was hungry he would not tell you, because He is God, and He doesn’t need our help “If I was hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine and the fullness thereof. (Psalm 50:12). I was filled with joy this Thanksgiving Morning as I arose met the Love of God rushing into my heart filling me with the everlasting breath air of life, I said, Praise God another day To give thanks for life. As I stood there looking out of my windows, I see the beauty of God’s creation. There were tall strong trees some were green, others were standing with beautiful leave of brown, yellow and red on them some of the leaves had fallen to the ground. I looked and there were squirrels running up and down the trees, and across the street.  As I listen with my ears, I heard sounds of birds, people, also cars traveling to-and-forth. Then I suddenly realize that this is a day of blessing, I was standing with health and strength. Not forgetting one moment that the strength of the Lord is my portion. “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? (Psalm 27:1). Thanksgiving is a day to Stop! and recognize how blessed you are. To look at your life and the family and friends around you, and see how good God has been to you. Every day we should give Thanks to God, but on the day the world has set aside to recognize that during the year we all have been given the necessities of life, and sometimes life has given us a special bonus. It is a God of Mercy and Grace that have brought me through trials, over mountains, through sickness and death, but sometimes He let me walk up on the mountain top. Thankfulness comes naturally for me because I know there is nothing in life that I can accomplish without the Wisdom of God.  Jewel of Nugget “Thankfulness it all belongs to God.”

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MADE PERFECT IN CHRIST JESUS

In Jesus, we are made perfect in the Spirit as we bring the flesh into subjection by the Holy Spirit. For if you follow the Spirit you will not follow the desires of the flesh. For by the blood of Jesus we are made perfect and have received forgiveness of ALL sins, and therefore have received salvation for life. “I greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decked himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorned herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10)  “But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, he is not a part of this creation.”  He is of a heavenly tabernacle of God. “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. (Hebrews 9:12). Jesus Christ is our High priest, he is part of a more perfect tabernacle where He has entered in by His own righteousness and has obtained a much more perfect sacrifice than the blood of goats and calves. For Jesus Christ offered himself up for the sins of mankind to bring man heart to life by purging man consciousness of mind to the sin that is in his heart to repentance from dead works to serve God. For we are made perfect in Jesus Christ by his blood that was without spots or sin. He has entered In for once and has sat down on the right-hand side of the Father. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ was enough, never again will he have to enter In again. Never again will there be another sacrifice for the sins of mankind. ” For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Roman 10:13)

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THE SINNERS PRAYER

GOD OUR FATHER.  I BELIEVE THAT OUT OF YOUR INFINITE LOVE YOU HAVE CREATED ME.  IN A THOUSAND WAYS I HAVE SHUNNED YOUR LOVE.  I REPENT OF EACH AND EVERY ONE 0F MY SINS.  PLEASE FORGIVE ME.  THANK YOU FOR SENDING YOUR SON TO DIE FOR ME, TO SAVE ME FROM ETERNAL DEATH.  I CHOOSE THIS DAY TO ENTER INTO COVENANT WITH YOU AND TO PLACE JESUS AT THE CENTER OF MY HEART.  I SURRENDER TO HIM AS LORD OVER MY WHOLE LIFE.  I ASK YOU NOW TO FLOOD MY SOUL WITH GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT SO THAT MY LIFE MAYBE TRANSFORMED.  GIVE ME THE GRACE AND COURAGE TO LIVE AS A DISCIPLE IN YOUR CHURCH FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS.  AMEN.  

 

 

 

 

ABIDING

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5

What are you Abiding in? I am Abiding in Jesus Christ! Jesus said “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you Abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”. (John 15:5). If you remain in Jesus as a branch remains on the vine you will bear much fruits as you are abiding in Him. But if you do not abide in Jesus, you are like a branch that is cut off from the Vine and thrown into the fire and burned. But if you remain in Jesus and his Word remains in you, you can ask whatever you wish, and the Father will give it unto you. Jesus is the vine and born again Christian is the branches, so therefore If you Abide in Him you can bear much “Fruits”. Now the fruits of the “Spirit” are like this: “Bring forth, therefore, fruits meet for repentance” (Matthew 3:8). Jewels of Nuggets “Believe, Confess, Repent and Walk in the Spirit”. When you abide in Jesus you will be led of the Spirit, and you will not yield to the works of the flesh. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; “adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (lustfulness, wanton or lewd), idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance (conflict or discrepancy), emulations (Jealous rivalry or obsolete), wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings” as such of these, and people who participate in such things, to the points out; shall not inherit the kingdom of God. “Now the works of the Spirit is as such; “love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance” against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:18-23). Jewels of Nuggets “those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh, and this means that you have killed the flesh of its passions and desires to sin and walk in the flesh. Jesus said “Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them (Matthew 7:20).

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“so, therefore, bring forth fruits that are worthy of repentance.” A beautiful Jewel of Nuggets to drop into the soul.

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A THORN FOR ME

Just like the apostle Paul, I asked God to remove my Thorn, but He said my Grace is sufficient. “I must boast, although it does not do any good. I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. I know a man in Christ. Fourteen years ago – whether in his body or outside of his body, I do not know, but God knows – that man was snatched away to the third heaven. I know that this man – whether in his body or outside of his body, I do not know, but God knows – was snatched away to Paradise and heard things that cannot be expressed in words, things that no human being has a right even to mention. I will boast about this man, but as for myself, I will boast only about my weaknesses. However, if I did want to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be telling the truth. But I am not going to do it in order to keep anyone from thinking more of me than what he sees and hears about me. To keep me from becoming conceited because of the exceptional nature of these revelations, a Thorn was given to me and placed in my body. It was Satan’s messenger to keep on tormenting me so that I would not become conceited. I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me, but he has told me, “My grace is all you need, for my power is perfected in weakness”. Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.(2 Corinthians 12:1-9)  A thorn in my flesh so I will not boast of myself, but that I may boast of Jesus Christ in my flesh, ” His Grace is sufficient.  A thorn so I may boast of the power of God to the Revelation of Jesus Christ at work in my spirit. “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”.

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