Devotion of the Week – Show Someone you love them

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31

This week is all about showing our love for our fellow brothers and sisters. As the bible says, we should treat others as we want to be treated. If you are constantly treating people the way they treat you, how can you expect to get anywhere in a bad relationship. Now, all is fine in a good relationship, but on an unsteady ground, it is time for a change.

The Bible says:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away”
Corinthians 13:4-8

As you can see, the Bible clearly states love does not dishonor others. So your challenge this week is as follows: Do a good deed to someone who you are on bad terms with.

If you can’t think of anyone, then congratulations, this challenge is not for you. but I am sure most of us can think of at least one person. If you want a relationship to evolve past hate, someone must make the first steps toward peace. “(Love)… always protects, always trusts” Trust that your relationship with this person can evolve.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

When all passes away, and your body is nothing but dust, all that will remain of you in this world is the knowledge of others, and memories of your friends and enemies. The Bible states to do good to our enemies, because doing good is of Christ.

So do good, be good, and embrace love. With peace from me, Stephen.

Bible Verse of the Week 7/5/2017 – John 4:4

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” John 4:4

This message is a strong one; and if you are dealing with any rough spot in your life, this is probably one of the greater messages to take from the Bible. This is basically saying that because God had overcome the world, those who walk with Him will also overcome the world through Him. Not only did God create us, He gave us everything we need to ensure our enterance into Heaven; He didn’t forsake us and is with us always. That means this world can never defeat you, and death has no power over you.

Satan can take you, however he cannot take the one to whom you are joined, Jesus Christ. That is a profound statement that God will, and is, offering us protection from all of the evil forces of darkness currently at work in the world. He will not let you fall, He will forgive all sins (within reason) and never leave you alone to fight Satan and his demons alone.
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Satan in Revelation – what it means and why it matters

So I’m going to start this out by saying these are my beliefs. I don’t know them as facts, but if you’ll bear with me I will try to quote the Bible to back up my beliefs. Satan is mentioned in revelations several times, under several different names. He is mentioned as being the first beast, and he is also the second beast (I will get to that in a minute).

 

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Revelations 13:1

As you can see Satan is mentioned in the very first line in Revelations 13, and in fact the whole rest of the section is devoted to him since he is a very important figure in the Bible (being the god of demons; god not God). It says he has seven heads, when in fact his soul has six (his favorite number) and the seventh comes from the stolen body of the Anti-Christ. I will explain how I came to this realization when we get to the second beast.

 

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.  Revelation 13:2

The only part I could make out from this is “the mouth of a lion”. He is a very proud being, but that is not what this verse is signifying. It is that he is the father of Lies. Lion, Lying. Word play from our ancient friends.

 

 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 Revelation 13:12-16

As I said before his seventh head is his body. The second beast is Satans body, the first beast is his soul. Satan came into this world a very long time ago. Before you or I were even born. however he has yet to take a body for himself. I know this is rather confusing, but bear with me.

beast rise up out of the sea” -first beasts entrance

The first beast “rose up out of the sea”. Meaning he came from the center of the earth (which is how it works, if you are going to Hell, God makes Earth’s gravity affect you, so you are literally sucked into the center of the earth falling in every direction “see: bottomless pit” until you can break free) Side note: hell being a lake of fire signifies the molten lava at the center of the earth, however being on the physical plane and not the astral one, demons cannot feel it nor does it even touch them. I’d imagine it would be a very blinding light though.

coming out of the earth” -second beasts entrance

Meaning coming from the earth, being a part of. Word play again. The second beast is a body, which is made from the earthly materials.

So Satan will take a body one of these days and the second beast will appear. It will make people worship the first beast and will exercise all power of the first beast (being the first beast in a body). He will literally turn himself into a fake god ,and he will deceive many.

 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast

In other words the second beast is a body, which will give breath to Satan’s soul. He will be in a body breathing like you and I.

Thank you for reading, and God bless!
 

 

 

 

Why Have Faith? God and otherwise

I get asked this sometimes, “Why do you have faith in God? Why do you have faith in God when so much can be proved by science?” But the truth is science is even more proof of God. The fact that everything makes sense and everything has a purpose, allows you to realize that “Hey, this has to have a creator!” This world only had one chance to create itself, and if the universe really is infinite size, that means it had one chance to get everything right. The law of gravity, the size of the earth in comparison to creation, the distance of the Sun and moon from the Earth, Earths perfect rotation around the Sun, the law of attraction, how bonds either combine or reject based on negativity and positivity. 

But anyway, back to my main point, why have faith? Well, everyone has faith because faith doesn’t just tie to religion. You can wake up one day and realize that you have faith (hope) that you will get a pay raise, or that the girl of your dreams will finally talk to you. You could have faith that your going to get that big screen HDTV you’ve always wanted. So you see, faith is almost an emotion, and it is imprinted in all of us. It is such a strong state of being that no one, not the homeless man down the street, or even your neighbors can honestly say they have never felt it. 
And since it is unavoidable and placed in all of us, what is the single greatest thing to have faith in? The answer is God! If there is a God, he gave us existence, and placed us in charge of this world. But he also wants us to be ourselves and prove ourselves. Prove that we are good beings, that we can have faith and wrap our minds around something more than this selfish world. When the time is right, our faith will be rewarded, and even most of those that don’t have faith will find out the truth. 

Have Faith in our Lord, and don’t forget the sacrifices He has made for us. He could’ve created anyone, but He chose you. Live in his will. God Bless! 

Devotion of the Week – Keeping a Calm Mind

I thought this might be fun for us to try; and not only that, but it will allow us to draw closer to God. Every week I will post a challenge for the community based around the Bible. It could be anything from help a random stranger, to telling someone you love them, but this week is all about staying calm and overcoming the temptation to yell or get angry.

The Bible says:

“My dear brothers and sisters, take not of this: everyone should become quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” James 1:19-20

So, the next time you feel yourself getting angry; whether its today, or any day in the next week, take a deep breath and remember that the situation may not be as bad as you first believe. In our anger we say things we don’t mean, and we become people we really aren’t. Just trust in God to handle your circumstances, and I have a feeling everything will work out fine.

God bless you!

Bible Talk 5/23 – What/Who is the Holy Spirit?

This question is not so obviously answered as you might have thought.  But when God created man, there was something hidden in him, a force even he couldn’t recognize or begin to fathom in life. It was his true self; it was his soul. Now God had created many souls before He created man. These were the first angels. In truth, before God created Man, the Holy Spirit existed in Heaven as one of these first angels. The angel form of God. 

Around 2000 years ago, when God created His body through Mary the virgin, the Holy Spirit itself was given as the Soul for the baby; who was to become Jesus Christ. So who is the Holy Spirit? The holy Spirit is literally Jesus Christ’s Soul.

Praise the holy trinity:

Jesus Christ (the body)

Holy Spirit (the soul)

Father (the creator of all)

This is something that a lot of followers of Christ/God don’t realize. All of those going to Heaven, that are currently on Earth, are angel souls in human bodies. We weren’t there in the beginning, but we will be in the kingdom of God forever and ever.

All the praise to God!

Prayer of the Week – A Symbolic prayer for the Holy Spirit

“As the grass hides in the winter, under a blanket of snow, 

Upon me I ask you to throw a white cloth God, a cloth that burns like a light in the darkness

White in intensity, and pure of nature, lest my troubles find me here.

Forget not my family, and all of Your children; both great and small.

For the littlest among us are in need of your greatness the most.

Let the cloth hide us from our enemies, and blind the devils wiles,

Let the cloth be like armor, both strong and flexible, 

Let it drown our sorrows, wipe away our sin, and make us whole again,

Let it give us a future, where none can be found without it,

Let it hold our memories, though we have forgotten, 

Holy Spirit, you are my Soul’s garments, you are my cloth.

You hide us from our enemies, so that we are safe in your embrace,

You are like armor, unmoving yet understanding of our sin,

You drown our sorrows in Holy waters, erasing all transgressions,

You give us a future, You give us a purpose,

You remember all, so you can never forget how much I love You.

Be peace and Glory to You!”

-Amen

The Difference between Loving Enemies and Loving Evil

The Bible has many quotes about loving your enemies, but it also mentions several times to hate evil and those that do it.

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9

So you can see how it could be confusing. What if our enemies are evil? Do we love them? The answer is a mixed bag. We should completely love our enemies, even if they make mistakes because we all do. Enemies, in that sense, being people who have yet to be judged by God. They make mistakes and sometimes it’s not always obvious how much they regret them (even if their sin is directed at you). Regret is not always instant either. Your worst enemy today, may in fact be your friend three years later. I’m sure we’ve all had bad experiences with first encounters.

But there are those out there who consider God an enemy and instead of choosing to love good, they love evil. These are the ones who you should not love at all. For their King is not the God of Heaven, it is the king of pride. These defilers lust after the flesh, love deception, and above all want to enslave mankind and ruin the children of God. 

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth.” Corinthians 13:4-6

That tells us right there; that’s what we were looking for. If your enemy delights in evil, and never regrets, then for them, no love should be found in you. But if there is hope that they may one day come to repentance, you should try to show them love in hopes that it helps them see the error in their ways. Nothing good comes from crushing the chance of someone’s repentance, by withholding a caring act that could’ve changed that persons perspective of you.

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Bible Verse of the Week- Mark 7:15

“There is nothing from without a man, that entering him can defile him: rather the things coming out of a man are the things which defile him.”

We must remember that no matter what we are going through we must remain vigilant. Things can, and are going to go wrong eventually as no one lives a perfect life, and we don’t live in a perfect world. But when they do go wrong, and something bad happens to you, it is necessary that you stay on your guard so that nothing coming out of you ruins your good name in the grace of God. 

God loves when we are tested in tribulation and overcome; we overcome, especially in situations where the outcome is beyond our control, by watching what we say, think, and do in response to suffering or trial. In any situation there are only two things you can do in response if you are unhappy with it: change it, or accept it. The things we change, we then have to live with those choices. The things we accept, we have to believe it is God’s gift; that we are stuck with this situation because it will allow us to become better people, or will allow us to evolve for the better in some way.

But the things that come out of us will surely change the world in a positive or negative way. If we want this world to be a better place, we must make sure we are not outputting a bunch of negative. We must control our emotions and have patience because God is in complete control. We will see lost loved ones again, be given more than was ever stollen from us, and all of our good actions will not go unnoticed in God’s eyes.

God Bless you for reading this, our verse of the week. For more, follow me both here and on twitter. @WordofGodWrite

John 3:16 – What it Means and Why it Matters

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. -John 3:16

This seems to be possibly the most famous Bible verse ever. Wrongfully so too, because it is a message that can be muddled and twist the very foundations upon which the Bible stands. Let’s look  at the first words:

“For God so loved the world…” 

Can you see how this statement can be misconstrued? Not yet? Well, let’s dive deeper. Firstly, God is not saying he loves the world in that verse, rather that He loves the people “OF” the world.

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.

For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. -John 2:15-17


As you can see, God clearly discourages loving this world because it is full of all sorts of Evil; the lusts, rage, theft, ect. What God is trying to say with that statement is that He loves both you and me (our Souls), not the inanimate objects, and certainly not any foul thing from the body. How can a Man who gave up the entire world when offered it by Satan, love it so…

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Matthew 4:8-9


..And God declined because He knew that his kingdom is in Heaven and this world serves only as his footstool. -Isaiah 66:1

Now let’s look at the second line:

“that he gave his only Son…

The Bible teaches us that we are all sons and daughters of God. He created us the same way he created the Holy Spirit, which is in Jesus Christ. We must remember that Jesus Christ is truely his only Begotten Son, meaning he was brought forth through reproduction directly because of Gods actions; and is the only one who can ever claim this. But it doesn’t change the fact that we are all God’s children.

Let’s look at the rest of it, as this part is mainly what inspired me to write this blog:

“that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Does this mean that believing Jesus Christ is God, just believing in Him is enough? The answer is a resounding NO! For certainly every demon and even Satan himself have proof that Christ is God. Do you think they will be saved come judgement day? They believe in God, don’t they? In fact they have more proof of God than you or I. No, what that verse is really trying to say is that if you choose to believe in him, it might inspire you to try to live your life as best as possible and follow the words of the Bible.

So this is a message to all those out there who think they can do whatever they want because they “just” believe, or even that they are going to believe because they have nothing to lose by choosing to; and yet don’t try to build that relationship with God. You are doing it wrong!

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