COMING TO GOD FOR THE RIGHT REASON…

Can God restore your marriage? Yes.

Can God restore your family? Yes.

Can He help touch the heart of your rebellious child? Of course.

Can the Lord help you overcome addiction? Yes.

Is God able to heal sickness and disease? For sure.

Can He rebuke the devourer for your sakes and restore your finances? Definitely.

Is God able to send you the spouse that was meant for you? Yes.

Can God turn around an impossible situation? With God all things are possible.

People ‘come to God’, ‘join church’, ‘take the preachers hand’, ‘get saved’ for innumerable reasons.

Sometimes they come to Christ because they want Him to change their life for the better.

Sometimes they come because their friends or cousins have come.

Sometimes they even come because their parents have pressured them to do so.

A relationship with God has definite benefits, but that’s not the reason we should come to Him.

Notice what Jesus told the crowd who followed Him after feeding over 5,000 people…

John 6:22-27 (NKJV)

 22 On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one which His disciples had entered,[c] and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone— 23 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks— 24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?”

26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”

Yeshua, Jesus Christ gave us a powerful lesson in why we should come to Him. For salvation FIRST!

Why did you come to Jesus? For who He is, or for what He can do?

1 Peter 1:8-9 (NKJV)

whom having not seen[a] you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

 BE BLESSTIFIED!

 

 

ARE OUR CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES LEADING TO CONVERSIONS?

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You see the flyers, promotions and announcements all the time…Conferences, Conventions and Revivals.

Let me be clear that I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with them, but I have a question.

Have we had enough Revivals, Conferences and Conventions?

Are all of our evangelism efforts focused on preaching to people who are already saved?

When when was the last time you witnessed to someone who was an unbeliver, or from another religion? Or, are we just encouraging one another?


If our CONFERENCES and CONVENTIONS aren’t leading to CONVERSIONS, are they just glorified parties or spiritual pep rallies?


Honestly, isn’t the word going forth with power every week be enough?

There’s not one Pastor that will tell you he is not being effective in His assignment.

If the word is going forth with power all year long…why do you need a revival?

If the word is going forth with power every week, aren’t we already, ‘equipped for the work of the ministry’?

Ephesians 4:11-12 (NKJV)

11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

There’s nothing wrong with Christians getting together for encouragement and even entertainment, but sometimes we must call it what it is.

The fact is that those of us who are diligent about attending church and studying our word…we are already equipped.

If you want to go to every spiritual PEP RALLY that’s fine…as long as you are actually GETTING IN THE GAME!

Come on Body of Christ…

It’s time to change the world!

BE BLESSTIFIED!

 

 

EVEN IF YOUR FATHER WASN’T WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN…

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God had Abraham send away Hagar and Ishmael…

Genesis 21:14 (NKJV)

14 So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water; and putting it on her shoulder, he gave it and the boy to Hagar, and sent her away. Then she departed and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba.

We all know that Isaac favored Esau, which means that Jacob had to notice.

Genesis 25:28 (NKJV)

28 And Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Even if your father wasn’t everything (or anything) he should have been…


He is still the man GOD CHOSE to bring YOU into the world!


Thank God for your father.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

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Do you ‘look’ like your father?

Do you have his eyes? nose? hair line? walk?

Sometimes people can walk up to you and quickly tell that you look JUST like your father. Sometimes a child can not look much like their father, but as they get older their appearance conforms MORE to his image. That is the perfect analogy to us and our Heavenly Father.

We were all created into his image (Genesis 1:27), but God is invisible, so that doesn’t mean that we ‘look like Him’. It means we are created to ‘be’ like Him…to have His character…to love like Him…to have His behavior, as He tells us to be holy because He is holy. When we walk in His Spirit, we ‘look like Him’. He sent His Son, Yeshua Jesus Christ, who is the living word, to be our example in the flesh, and in Romans 8:29, we are to be conformed into the image of His Son.

The more we grow spiritually, the more we look like Jesus. But, Jesus also told those who opposed Him, the religious leaders, that they ‘looked like’ their father the devil….

John 8:44-45 (KJV)

“44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

He told them this because they behaved like the devil and not God. They didn’t have God’s character, they had the devil’s.

Who’s your daddy today? Who do you look like spiritually? As you get older, whose image are you conforming more to? I hope it’s your Heavenly Father. Give God a Happy Father’s Day by committing to walk in His Spirit.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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