Life and Death.

Life and death are two sides of the same coin. Yet man is so afraid of death, that he will do anything not to die. The bible says that the fear of death keeps man in bondage all of his life. When Jesus descended into hell, He took the keys of death and hell away from the devil. Then took captivity captive and ascended into heaven with the saints. Jesus talked about this in Matthew 16. If you follow Jesus, you must deny yourself or consider yourself dead. Because once you die to self, death isn’t important to you. What is important is following Jesus. As Jesus put it, you find life. Matt.16:20 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the world and lose his own soul?” (KJV).

Crain Blanchard.

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Lordship.

Jesus said it in the gospel of John, chapter 14, verse 6: “I am the Way, the Truth, and Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me.” Jesus is God Who came to us in the flesh of a man to live a sinless life, and be crucified, and then rise from the dead. He calls us to Him through repentance and faith. He is Lord. No one will see God without coming to Jesus.

John Hensley

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Free Will.

God wants us to stop playing games with him, to be on fire for Him, and to say no to sin!This is a wake up call for all of us! Jesus is coming back very soon! We need to make a chose, who we will serve! God or the devil! By not choosing we made a chose to serve the devil.
Let’s all examine ourselves and asked God to show us. Amen

Revelation 3:15 – “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other!
3:16 – But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!
3:17 – You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

E.J. Domingue.

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Faithfulness.

The act and ability of being faithful. It’s an old fashion word, that seems to have been lost in translation. We look for faithful people in this world. Because we know that we can trust them. Today in America, the divorce rate is about 50%. Where is the faithfulness? We look at Congress and we see a group that has broken faith with the American people. We want faithful people in our lives to feel secure. The bible says there is no one righteous, all have sinned and gone astray. Which means we can’t put our trust in any human being. Then who can we trust? There is only one we can trust with our heart. In 2 Timothy 2:13 “If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: Jesus cannot deny Himself.”

Crain Blanchard.

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Forgiveness, works both ways.

When ever Jesus taught the disciples to pray, He always taught forgiveness. People who have wronged us, we need to forgive. It’s not always easy, depending on what they did. But that’s not what God says. The disciples asked Jesus, how often do we forgive a person. The disciples said 7 times a day. Jesus said 70×7 in a day. God wants our hearts to be open to recieve from God and man. Jesus called the religious leaders hard hearted. They had closed their hearts and minds to the truth of God’s word. What God is looking for is an open heart to do His will on this earth. Right after Jesus taught the disciples to pray, He said forgive. So, that your heavenly Father can forgive you. Our forgiveness depends on us forgiving others. Then you can ask God for whatever. (Matthew 6).

Crain Blanchard.

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Connections.

In Genesis ch.11, is the story of the tower of Babel. At that time, the people spoke one language. They to build a city with in the middle of the Iraqi desert on the river Euphrates. The city was great. It was known as the hanging gardens of Babylon. They became so rich and powerful that they thought they didn’t need God. They build a tower to shoot an arrow at God. God changed all their language and scattered them abroad. The thing they feared came upon them. They had one thing right. They were of one mind and one accord. God said there was nothing to stop them because of it. When we are in one mind and one accord there is nothing to stop us from accomplishing the will of God on this earth. What is our common bond? His name is Jesus.

Crain Blanchard.

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Actual Prayer.

God has a way that we can get to Him. Ever since Adam, God has wanted man to walk with Him, as a father does. My sons are men and make up their own minds. But I want my sons and daughter in laws to be able to come and talk to me about anything. My wife and I had all the family over for Christmas, including the in laws. My house was full and we had gumbo and sides for dinner. We had presents for all, especially for my grandsons. They stayed until sundown. Everyone had a good time. We talked to each other about everything. This is what actually praying is. Talking with our Father and staying in His presence. Enjoying being with God and developing our relationship. Our Father wants us to walk with Him in the cool of the evening.

Crain Blanchard.

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Prayer as a Lifestyle.

I was looking at my Facebook page, on the page she was describing how muslims pray 5 times a day. Then she talked about the Jews praying 3 times a day. Then she asked how many times do you pray a day? She is right about it being a lifestyle. I have had many different lifestyles before I met Jesus. But, none of them was praying to God. Praying is talking to God. My conversations with my parents were sometimes stained, until we didn’t talk. But if my dad called my name from across the room, I knew his voice and answered. Do you answer when your heavenly Father calls your name? Can you even recognize His voice? The bible says that we must pursue God before He is found. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. When we seek Him, we begin to pray and talk to God. Then you can develop a relationship with our Father, God.

Crain Blanchard.

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Look at Australia.

Fires have burned 12 million acres, 1400 homes, and killed 480 million animals. The smoke has reached South America. In 2 Peter 3:3-7, it says, “that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lust, and saying, where is the promise of His coming…..But the heavens and earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of the ungodly men.” No one knows the day or time, but it is a sign of His coming. In Isaiah 24:1-7, it says, “behold the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof…..therefore hath the curse, devoureth the earth, they that dwell therein are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.” As it says in the bible, today is the day,now is the time of salvation. Give your heart to Jesus.

Crain Blanchard.

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The testimony of God.

The testimony of God is to know Jesus and Him crucified. Also to walk humbly before God and man. God will demonstrate through his Spirit who He is and His power. So, that our faith will stand in the power of God. For the wisdom of God is perfect. God-ordained His wisdom before He made the world. No man knows the wisdom of God. He has prepared all things for those that love Him. The Spirit of God reveals god’s wisdom to those that love Him. We have to receive the spirit of God to know those things that God freely gives us. The Spirit of God compares all of man’s wisdom against Spirit God’s. Man thinks that God’s testimony is foolishness, because they are spiritually discerned. God is the judge of all things. So, who can instruct God. But thank God we have the mind of Christ.

Crain Blanchard.

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