In You

King of Kings, Lord of Lords, my hope is in your hands.
Here I am all committed in your word is where I stand.
Heart to heart, spirit to spirit, in you a failure I am not.
Now I am at the feet of the cross this is where my soul cries out.
God my savior, God my provider, in you is where my trust shall rest.
Through the trials and the storms I will remember this is just a test.

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The Truth,Will You Know it When it Stares You in The Face?

I go each day seeking the truth in all things. I live a life following Christ and my desire is to know and obey His will for my life. I am not a perfect Christian nor do I claim to be one. I do, however, long to know the truth and speak it through His spirit anytime possible. I don’t understand how someone can shut down true facts when it’s presented to them. When the truth is staring you straight in the face will you accept it? Would you be open to receive it? or would you reject it? or ignore it? I’m not just talking about the truth of God’s word, I am talking about all truth in general. Sometimes we want people to tickle our ears by telling us what we want to hear, but what good comes from that? how is that encouraging? in what way can that build us up? The truth can hurt at times and sometimes we accept it easily when it is poured out into our lives, but what about when the truth seems harsh or insensitive, then we don’t want to listen or accept it. Sometimes the truth is mistaken for judgment and people’s first reaction is “don’t judge me!” when in fact it isn’t judgment, but truth. I am saying this because I am coming to a point in my life that I am no longer going to tip toe around people who are not open to the truth. God has called all His children to follow and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, not lies and ear tickling. It is possible to speak truth out of love and not be a stumbling block to your brothers in sisters in Christ. As the body of Christ we are to hold each other accountable and be encouraging and uplifting in our walk. To many Christians go day by day without being honest with their fellow brothers and sisters because of the fear of upsetting them or angering them with the truth. May I ask why you would compromise the truth when you know what is better for their soul in the end? If you are not completely honest with someone then you are giving in to lies and deception no matter how small the matter is, truth always outweighs not being honest. I have not been open and honest in the past with loved ones because of being afraid of how it would affect their emotions over how it is affecting their souls and life. I have seen things that could have been prevented if I would have just spoken up, so I have learned the true importance of speaking the truth for the sake of someone’s soul! As a Christian it means to be Christ like. Christ always spoke the truth and in return some where angered, most persecuted him, he faced many trials and tribulation from the religious crowd. Living your life as a true Christian means to take up your cross and follow Him daily. He tells us that those who choose His life over this world and over the traditions of man will face persecution, trials, and tribulation, but the end is all worth it! The truth, will you know it when it stares you in the face?

The unsugar-coated truth

The gospel isn’t written to sugar coat and isn’t there to pat sin on the back. Sin is sin no matter how small the act may be to us. In GOD’s view all sin is the same, no act of sin is bigger than another. hatred is murder, lust is adultery, and so on. It is man who puts a “size” on the sin that we commit. Yes, we all sin and fall short of the glory of GOD and through HIS son we are forgiven by repenting, but what some leave out of their focus is what repentance truly means. To rent means to turn away from sin, did you get that? not to ask for forgiveness and then continue living in sin. His word tells us that if we know it is wrong and we chose to do it anyways, we are in sin… Thankfully Christ died on the cross for us to be saved. Not only did he die for our salvation, but for what the word salvation means, SOZO. Sozo is the Greek translation for salvation meaning- bring…safely (1), cured (1), ensure salvation (1), get (1), get well (2), made…well (6), made well (5), preserved (1), recover (1), restore (1), save (36), saved (50), saves (1), saving (1). So receiving salvation means we also receive all that salvation offer us; to be made well, to be restored, preserved, to recover through healing. Once forgiveness and salvation have taken place into our hearts GOD and HIS Spirit begins to work a change in our lives, conduct, way of thinking, heart, and so much more. Allowing GOD to purge you from sin and iniquity is saying you will choose to sin no more, yes we are humans so yes it will happen, but living for him is living a life sacrificed to pleasing GOD. Sin brings death, not only death physical, but also emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. If we have chosen to live a life pleasing to GOD and go sinning deliberately there no longer remains a sacrifice for sin. which means that if we say we follow Him, but we walk in the darkness of sin then we practice lies and not truth. But id we chose to walk in Him and His light and we truly follow Him then the blood of His son, Jesus, washes away all our sins through forgiveness. In the end sin is sin, no matter how big or small we may think it, it will lead to DEATH and destruction! GOD hates sin and does not condone ANY sinful acts. He loves everyone of His children and longs for them to come into His kingdom to serve and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth! If you are a sinner who has never accepted Christ or has fallen away from relationship with Him and you feel HIS Spirit tugging at you right now, then I want you to seek Him in prayer by receiving His son, Jesus as your Lord and Savior. All you need to do is call out to him and whole heartedly ask Him for forgiveness and confess, out loud, that He is your Savior. There is no need in reciting a sinners prayer bc GOD wants to hear YOUR heart cry out to him. However if you are lost for words and need some guidance here is a prayer…

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.

Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life. AMEN.

References:

http://biblehub.com/greek/4982.htm

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

James 4:17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

1 John 2:2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for yours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 3:8-10 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

Hebrews 10:26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.

1 John 1:6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

In YOU I put ALL my trust

This world has nothing to offer compared to your love. Many people rely on man and man alone for all of their provisions to be met, but GOD,I am here to say that no matter what this world throws at me, it is YOU that I will forever choose to put all my trust in. It is YOU that I will stand and say that all my provisions are met by. It is YOU that I will proclaim to all the earth of whom I rely on. It is YOU that supplies all my needs according to YOUR riches in glory by Christ Jesus! It is YOU. It is YOU. It is YOU and forever YOU alone in whom I trust!

Through all the years that I have chose to serve you, you have never once failed me. Man has let me down, but you, GOD, have always shown me the power that comes in trusting you with all my being. My path with you is not merely based on religion, but a relationship enthroned in you and in your son, Jesus Christ. It is you,that I stand firm in. It is your word,that I strive to live. It is through your Son,that I am saved. It is you,that your Spirit was made revealed. It is YOU. It is YOU. It is YOU and forever YOU alone in whom I trust!

You get what you speak

The darker this world gets from sin, the brighter GOD’s light and glory shines in those who obey His word whole heartedly and worships Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH! You hold the power of life and death in your tongue! If you keep speaking that we  live in a lost and dying world then don’t act so dumbfounded when all hell is breaking out in our  government and around us!!! Speak love, not hate. Speak hope, not hopelessness. Speak words of encouragement, not discouragement. Speak words filled with power to Change this world in a godly way, not words that tear down this world and the people in it….. If your not happy with what this world has come to then look deep within yourself…. What have you done to better it? How have you been an example of Christ to those around you? What words have you spoken against the  government, America, the president, etc..? Are you interceding for your county/state/country? Are you glorifying God for what he has done around you? Are you speaking into existence a world that is on fire for God????? Examine yourselves, not those around you who aren’t doing what you think they should be doing, but instead PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!!!!

P-pray fervently
R-renounce Satan
A-affirmation
Y-yoke together

do this and watch what happens!!!!