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Righteous

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Who is right about eternity?

Those who believe that God is love,

And that He gave His only Son,

To open up heaven above.

When you accept Jesus as your Savior,

You have been made righteous and new.

You have been born again.

Your past sins have been marked through.

 

You are one with Jesus Christ,

And He is in your soul.

His Spirit never leaves you.

You are made well and whole.

You have been accepted in the family,

Because of your acceptance within.

You have been made righteous,

Because you have accepted Him.

 

You believe in His sacrifice.

Jesus is the only perfect One,

Who could satisfy the atonement,

For each and every setting sun.

Man has sinned since Adam.

The devil is the greatest thief.

He wants to convict you of crime,

And not give you any relief.

 

God provided the remedy.

It is faith in Jesus above.

He is preparing a place for you,

As He suffered for those He loved.

God loves his last creation.

He saw us a perfect in every way,

But Satan will try to claim you,

For hell, where he wants you to stay.

 

God stepped in and had the solution,

The only One that would ever do.

He gave His only begotten Son,

So that Jesus could pull you through.

God’s greatest promise is salvation,

If we believe His Son is true.

Jesus is God’s gift for mankind,

And His sacrifice was for me and you.

 

TRW 4-12-18

 

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

 

How hard can salvation be? For some, it seems impossible, because man is driven to rely on himself.  Lucifer (Satan) was a great angel but chose to rely on himself and he thought he could be as great as God Himself. Lucifer got one third of the angels to turn away from God, and to go out on their own, to follow Lucifer. Lucifer had great vocals and he uses his voice to get man to believe his lies. God made us free moral agents that have to make these decisions for ourselves. He wants us to love and serve Him because we want to. We also must do it in our spirit. It cannot just be lip-service. God has made promises to those who have been made righteous through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. He promises us joy and peace here on earth as well as in heaven for eternity.

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Love Can Bind the Wounds

 

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Love can bind the wounds.

It can make the hurt go away.

It can replace fear and pain.

God’s love can always stay.

 

God’s love can reach anywhere.

It can rise to the highest mountain.

God’s love can bring life to all.

It is the only living fountain.

 

Love can reach the deepest valley,

In every corner of the earth,

But there has to be a carrier,

To show every person their real worth.

 

Will you be the earnest carrier,

Of God’s most precious Word,

Or will you spread the wickedness,

Of Satan’s two edged sword?

 

Satan leaves the wounds,

That will take God’s love to bind.

The person that has been broken,

Will need someone who is kind.

 

Someone who will be open to,

Befriending those who are lost.

A person who has love to give.

For love there is no cost.

 

You can help bind the wounds,

Just as Jesus raised the dead.

You can erase the fears and tears,

Filling their hearts with hope instead.

 

TRW 4-11-18

Psalms 147:1-6

1Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. 2The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 3He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 4He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names5Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. 6The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

 

Matthew 28:19 

 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

 

 

There are many hurting people in this world and it is our job to cover them with the love of God. We have to be able to do that without enabling a person to continue to walk in sin. The purpose of showing them God’s love, is to give them hope and to show them that God is the hope which can cover all things. We can give to the missions of the world to help those who we do not know and can minister to those who live close to us by showing them respect and dignity. Do not look down on any person, whose quality of life is less than what it could be. Show them the Light in the world because God’s light of love can make a person feel comfort and feel self-worth. All people will not have the same goods and property that another has, but they can be given wealth in their spirit. They can walk in hope of a greater future and the knowledge that the end result of heaven can be theirs along with a person who may have great riches here on earth. Money is not all that matters here on earth. A person, who is rich in spirit, has more than money can buy. We can share God’s love with our neighbor and those who we do not know, by walking in the love of God. A smile or a nod of “hello” may pick up a person, who does not feel value in their life. When you can’t help a person financially, you can pray for them and their needs. When you can share, then you should share. It costs nothing to share God’s love with others, except the fear of rejection of that love. Satan is the creator of fear and he has no business in your business, so give away the love that God has given you.

Mistakes

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What is your destiny?

Where should you be?

Have you wandered away?

What did you see?

What do you lust after?

What is it that you seek?

Can you stand strong,

Or are you satisfied to be weak?

 

Why is sin so easy?

How can it creep onto life?

Sin will compromise your days,

And give you nights full of strife.

Sin will lead to more sin.

You will go deeper than you planned.

Satan will stalk and destroy you,

As you wander in this land.

 

You must keep your eyes focused,

On where God wants you to be.

God is the only source of peace.

He alone can set you free.

You can continue in your sin.

You have to make a choice.

You can change your life forever,

With your praise and with your voice.

 

Temptations will surround you,

But the choices are yours to make.

You do not need to be buried,

With your sins and your mistakes.

You can go to God , your Father,

And ask for forgiveness for all.

He can lift you up from the pit,

And keep you from the fall.

 

You must go with determination,

To not return to your sin.

You can triumph over Satan,

God’s Holy Spirit can help you win.

Spend your time with God.

In Him you can become strong.

Live each day with a purpose,

And stay where you belong.

TRW 4-10-18

 

2 Samuel 11:2

1 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.

5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I amwith child.

 

This is an example of how easy it is to fall into sin and that one sin will lead to the next and to the next. David was not where he should have been and used his time unwisely and from there it just went downhill, from one sin to another and finally into causing a death for his own satisfaction. David was a great king and loved God, but he strayed from God to satisfy his own desires. He eventually found his way back to God, but left a trail of mistakes behind him. He did not plan on his lust leading to so much sin, but it did. One sin had to cover up another and then another. God forgave David and David continued his life giving praise to his Father. He did not stay where he was at, but chose to go back to God and ask for forgiveness.

Refuse to Give Up

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I refuse to give up,

I will go forward each day.

I trust the One who leads me,

As I go to Him and pray.

 

I know I have a good future,

Because of the One who covers me.

I will not be bound by Satan,

Because my Jesus set me free.

 

Free to enjoy the treasures,

That my God has set apart.

For His wandering child,

God has lightened my heart.

 

He took me from the storms of life.

He cleared my new path.

He promises me good things,

And took away the wrath.

 

Jesus blotted out my sins,

And made me as white as the snow.

His Holy Word gives me guidance,

Of where I need to go.

 

I refuse to give up,

I’m as strong as I can be.

The light is before me now.

It is God’s Spirit that I see.

 

His light is everlasting.

It is the only thing of worth.

I am protected by the good Shepherd,

The one who gave me a re-birth.

 

TRW 4-09-18

Philippians 3:13-15

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

 

“I might as well give up”. “I Quit”. “I’ll never make it”.

These are defeatist attitudes that Satan wants us to feel. If we feel stricken down in life, Satan will use that attitude to draw us to the pit of despair. Just remember that Satan is a liar and a thief. He comes to kill and destroy, but Jesus came, to give us life and to give it to us more abundantly. Jesus did not want us to just get by in life, but He wants us to experience happiness and peace. When things seem to be negative, we must not give up, but we need to look forward to tomorrow and a better day, leaving behind all that is bad. We know that God has our tomorrows covered with good. Heaven is to gain and hell is to shun. Our goal is a prize that we cannot totally imagine, but we know by God’s Word that it is above and beyond anything we can experience in this world. Heaven is truly a prize that is promised to believers. Refuse to give up on God’s promises. Praise Him every day and keep focused on His promises and claim His promises over your life. When Satan starts his stuff with you, refuse to listen and go to your happy place with the peace of the Holy Spirit.

Darkness or Light

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Darkness is not the issue.

It is just the absence of light.

God has provided the way and means,

To make every day more bright.

 

Hate is not the issue.

It is just the absence of love.

God is pure joy ad peace,

That flows from heaven above.

 

When I  seek God first,

All other things will fall in line.

I will worship the Light of the World.

My God is perfect and sublime.

 

He is my main passion.

He is all that I need,

So I will submit myself to Him,

And let my God take the lead.

 

I am destined to be conformed,

To be just like Jesus, my Lord.

I am to spread His Holy Word.

To every part of this world.

 

I will be sincere in my worship,

I will be dedicated in this life.

He will continue to lift me up,

And relieve my burdens and strife.

 

I will not live in darkness,

But will be His light here.

I will keep my heart opened,

To the One that I hold dear.

 

TRW 4-08-18

Luke 16:13

 

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

 

Darkness and light are opposites, just as love is opposite of hate. We cannot live with opposition like this. We have to choose between darkness and light. We can choose Satan or Jesus Christ. We cannot let worldly things lead our lives or we will be lost. We have to keep our eyes focused on the light and stay away from things that even hint of the dark side. We must keep our eyes opened to know the difference in worldly goods and God’s goods. God wants us to live a comfortable life, but we cannot let worldly things be our main focus in life.

Escape

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Escape from the firey furnace,

Escape from the lion’s den,

Comes from a trust in Jesus,

Who is your dearest friend.

 

Avoid temptations of the devil

Avoid places of sin and lust.

Keep your eye on your Master.

Walk with the One you can trust.

 

Obey the laws of God.

Follow His ways of love.

Look for direction from the Bible.

Look for help from God above.

 

Partial obedience is disobedience.

Watch closely the direction you walk.

Walk in the guidance of the Spirit.

Represent God when you talk.

 

Represent your King and Father.

Be a warrior for your soul.

God is the way and the truth.

God’s direction will make you whole.

 

The ways of the world are weak,

And not the direction you should go.

Walk in step with your Father.

His compass will help you to grow.

 

Use the Bible as your compass.

It is the Word of God above.

He will save you from the fire,

And bestow on you, His perfect love.

 

TRW 4-08-18

Daniel 3:26

Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.

These young men talked about in the book of Daniel would honor the true God even with the threat of death in the fiery furnace. No man could survive such a thing as this, but their faith saved them from a cruel death. They came out without even the smell of smoke. Many of us put ourselves in the fiery furnace and then go to God. He will make you new again and will give you His Holy Spirit to help keep you out of that furnace again. It is easy to give into the ways of the world, but it can lead to destruction and death of your spirit. Satan wants you to slip up, just a little piece at a time, so that he can come in for the kill. He wants to get you so weak that you will deny that God exists. Keep yourself ready for the battle for your soul. Keep God’s Word in your heart and on your lips to fight all of Satan’s lies and escape the fiery furnace.

The Receiving End

We are at the receiving end,

Of everything that is good.

Our God supplies all our needs.

He supplies more than food.

 

He gives us the strength,

To overcome difficulties in life.

He created the peace here on earth,

And is not responsible for strife.

 

Respond to life with “Thank You”,

For the good that you can see.

Accept each and every gift,

That He has given to you and me.

 

His grace is more than sufficient.

His covering is always near.

We have no need for worry.

We have no reason for tears.

 

We must take the gifts,

That God has provided by grace.

God has covered all our needs.

He is helping us in our race.

 

We will cross the finish line,

With our heads up in the air.

We will see our loving Savior,

The One who always cared.

 

We can be happy and free,

To be at the receiving end.

As will claim Jesus victory,

For He is our truest friend.

 

TRW 4-06-18

2 Thessalonians 2:13

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

 

Faith is believing that something is true. We have to recognize that the Bible is the true Word of God, to be able to live with a strong assurance that God has got us covered. He never sleeps and He always cares. His eye is always on us. We must recognize all that He has given us. That is called grace. We do not deserve anything. We can be at the receiving end of God’s grace, but we must believe that what He says is true. Accept all that God has for you through your faith in His truth. He has joy for you. He has peace for you. He has healing for you. He has prosperity for you. He will protect you. He accepts you as His child and has a place prepared for you in heaven. You must believe that He is truth and pure love.   Faith gives you what God has provided for you. Your eyes can be opened to all that He is and all that He does.

Forgive Quickly

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Forgive others quickly,

To get it off of your mind.

If you carry un-forgiveness,

You will not be loving and kind.,

What if God got mad,

At our stupidity in life?

Our life would have turmoil,

And be filled with continual strife.

 

Our God not only forgives,

But He wipes our slate clean.

Love does not allow animosity,

Or give us a reason to be mean.

Pray for those who hurt you.

Love those who have been unkind.

Do not let hate darken your soul.

Do not let it infect your mind.

 

Hate can turn a peaceful life,

Into the worst kind of  mess,

So get rid of anger quickly,

Go to God and confess.

Confess the bad thoughts,

And turn bad into good.

Be like your heavenly Father,

Like you know that you should.

 

We cannot share our soul,

With love and with hate.

Forgive each other quickly,

Before it is too late.

Hate will fester like a boil.

It can infect the whole soul.

Go to God for His peace.

His love can make you whole.

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Matthew 6:14-15

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

 

1 John 3:14-18

14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

 

Life is not about quantity but is about quality. If you want quality in life, then you need to use your time in loving others instead of wasting any time hating them or being mad at them. God has a good reason to be mad at us for all that we have done to hurt Him after He sacrificed His only Son so that we could have life and have it more abundantly. It amazes me that He does not destroy the world for all that is ugly in it, but He will spare it for even a few good men. God does not let anger eat at Him. He forgives and forgets. That is perfect forgiveness. God just asks us to forgive and to continue with life and not dwell on the things that have upset us. There is turmoil in hate and it makes a person miserable. There is peace to be found in love and forgiveness.

All Who Come

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All who come to God,

Can have a joyful life.

God is the author of love.

He does not bring about strife.

 

Fear comes from Satan.

He is the author of pain.

Satan is the liar and thief,

And can cause a permanent stain.

 

God will not force His presence.

You have to go to Him.

He can remove the stains.

He can take away the sin.

 

Sin can make you hide.

It can make you ashamed.

You can forget who you are,

And for Whom you were named.

 

A Christian should have joy.

They have a future to tell about.

Their heart should be so full,

That they have to sing and shout.

 

A pure heart should smile.

A Christian should be flowing with love,

Because of the Spirit that is in you,

From Jesus and the Father up above.

 

All who come, shall find happiness.

God is the author of joy and peace.

Go to Him for your daily bread,

And He will give your fears release.

 

TRW 4-06-18

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.”

 

John 16:23-28

23  And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give ityou.

24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. 26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:

27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world and go to the Father.

 

John 17: 7-13

7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.

11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

 

To find joy, we must go to the Father through Jesus Christ. God the Father is love and to know Him is to know love and to feel contentment and joy.

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