Jesus Christ and his disciples went about performing signs
and wonders among non-believers of God.
Believers walk by
faith, believers walk in the word of God.Their faith is manifesting Gods word in their lives daily.By faith believers are healed, protected, supernaturally
strengthened and supplied with every need and desire.They don’t need proof, or signs and wonders
to believe in God’s power.They already
got it by faith!
I watched a little 2-3 year old girl running up
and down a hallway alone. When she would
get to the end of the hall way, she would jump up and down with tremendous joy
shouting “I win…I win.”
As I watched her, I thought to myself “that’s
cute, she isn't even racing against anybody.
She doesn't even understand life yet! You have to race against someone and
actually win to call your self a winner.”
But is that really true?
Astonishingly, she was already calling herself a
winner. She was doing this without the
validation of having another human being racing by her side. At least as far as I could see!
In my few years on this earth, I have been in
some of life’s most serious races and battles that have been so invisible to
the outside world. Even if someone close
to me looked at my life they would not have had a clue about what I was going
through. Sadly enough I did not always
come out at the end saying “I win…I win”
But being a winner really starts from the inside.
We do not need a stamp from another human being. God has already programmed us with a winning spirit. You might get knocked down or up a
bit, but just know that Jesus Christ is not Dead! With God we can still WIN!
Just believe you are a winner, and consistently say
this-no matter what you look like to the outside world. According to Mark 11:23 (Amplified Bible)
I tell you, whoever says
to this mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the sea! And does not doubt at
all in his heart but
believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him”
No one can take that from you. All that matters is what happens at the end
of the hallway. Are shouting “I win….I
made it out…..I win”
If its not done you can’t get the bad, hidden,
slowly destroying junk out of your teeth or mind.
Dentist recommend that flossing is
crucial for healthy teeth, gums, and breath.
If you do not-eventually,bacteria will slowly grow and DESTROY your teeth, gums, and breath. It
can even travel down to your heart!
Some may say that they brush their
teeth daily, even several times through the day. That is very good, but the Dentist
will still reiterate that nothing can take the place of daily flossing.
Some people may feel that isn't it
sufficient enough that we go to church every Sunday, assist with mid-week Bible
study, watch/listen to Pastors on TV/Internet and attend various church
conventions. It’s a blessing to do all
of these things. However, only spending time studying and reading your Bible daily will annihilate the
hidden bacteria in our minds, body and souls.
You can’t just floss one tooth or the side of your mouth you mostly
chew on; you have got to floss all of your teeth to get effective results. Many Christians just like to read their favorite Bible versus, instead of going through the whole Bible. We can't pick and choose what we think is best from God's word.
There are many countries all over the world where people do not
know about importance of flossing-much less can afford to go to a Dentist. There are global dental organizations and
charities that spread this message through partnerships and dental care programs. And we have many Christian organizations that spread the message of the Gospel through international partnerships and evangelism.
Many of us are born again, but our souls, which is made up of our
mind, will and emotions can not change if we do not commit PERSONAL time studying
Gods word. Our souls do not transform
instantly, it’s a process that takes place over time as our minds are strengthened
from the word of God.
We can never attain and enjoy on this earth all the benefits of the
blessings that BELONG to us as believers if we do not allow the word to seep
through the cracks of our souls. We can
have heaven on earth!
“So GET RID of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of
wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word
which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your
souls”(James 1.21, Amplified Bible).
Flossing your teeth is an act that needs motivation. It can be so boring and monotonous. But your teeth do feel better after it’s
done. Your dental visits are short and
and most importantly your teeth remain strong and healthy.
"I Would Not Be a
Minister and Financier of the Gospel today if it had not been For Islam."
Christians be weary of judging Muslims or people of different
religions. There are many roads that lead to Christ. A Virtuous woman of God who
is a believer and follower of Jesus Christ said she would not be a minister and
financier of the Gospel today if it had not been for Islam.
“My father came from a family that had a generational foundation in idol worshiping. They went to church but, continued to mix it
with family traditions of homage to idols.
My mother was a devout Muslim who made us pray 5 times a day. Although she knew she had to follow the head
of her household, she was determined to give us a good spiritual foundation in
As a Muslim one is supposed to believe in and have all
of Gods holy books. So that meant we had
a Bible, Torah and Quran. “My mother
believed in reading and knowing what Gods instruction says for you. She didn’t just want us to wait until Juma
service every Friday to open the Quran and read what God says. We had to learn about Abraham, Moses, Daniel,
David and many of the great men/women of God.”
In reading the Quran we learned of those that follow
Jesus Christ. Muslims who consistently
read their Quran will know that there are and will be followers of Jesus
(Surah 3:55-A. Yussuf Ali
translation) says “Behold! God said: ‘O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee
to myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who
Another translation (Surah
57:27-King Fahd Cmplx translation) says “Then, we went after them our
messengers, and we sent ‘Isa (Jesus)-son of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Injeel
(Gospel). And we ordained in the hearts of those who followed him compassion and
“It was the early morning prayers between 5-6am that
we despised the most. I didn’t
understand the importance of seeking God’s face early in the morning. Jesus did it often. The
irony is that now I can’t start my day with out hearing from and sharing with
God at 5am.”
Religion can become so routine, conventional, ceremonial,
habitual, ritual or even traditional. I
have seen it in Christianity and Islam. If
most people read the word of God daily they would know that when God anointed
Jesus and sent him to us-it was not to create another religion, but to give us ABUNDANT LIFE.
Evangelism should always be
the focus-Jesus went to the world. Christians who actively
read the Bible can gain more understanding of what Paul expressed. They would be able to decipher between
Muslims who truly know the word and the opinions of uniformed Muslims. Christians would also have some insight into
the disparity between Arab culture and the actual practice of Islam.
In a letter that Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, he discussed a
wide variety of subjects-especially party strife within the church. Out side of
the church he states that his actions are focused on the gain of more for
Christ. 1Corinthians 9:19-23; is a great display of the mind set that we should
have towards those outside of the church.
9:19-23(Amplified)Paul states that “ For although
I am free in every way from anyone’s control, I have made myself a bond servant
to everyone, so that I might gain the more [for Christ]…..To the Jews, I became
a Jew…….To those without(outside)law…..To the weak……And I do this for the sake
of the good news(the Gospel)in order that I may become a participator in it and
share in its [blessings along with you].”
“Even though, my family has had many spiritual attacks
since I chose to give my life to Jesus Christ to the glory of God, I am able to
share with my mom about the love of God through the Gospel-beyond
“The unconditional love of Christ enables me to share
Gods Biblical financial principles of prosperity-some even exist in the Quran. I show my mother the joy and victory in
kingdom living-God gave us the
keys! The Quran even tells
Muslims that God has keys to his kingdom and his righteous will inherit the
Islam means the submission to
the Will of God. This implies faith,
doing right, being an example to others to do right and having the power to see
that the right prevails, eschewing wrong, being an example to others to eschew
wrong, and having power to see that wrong and injustice are defeated.
“The Gospel enabled me to know what it means to be
believer who walks by faith. If it had
not been for the grace of God on my mothers life to be persistent in prayers
and reading of the Quran; I wonder where we would be.”
I hope this will be a blessing to many people all over the world-Thank you.
Ecclesiastes chapter 5:9 states that “the profit of the
earth is for all.” However not all will
enjoy the profit of the earth and not all that profit will enjoy the earth.
According to Ecclesiastes 5:19, it is a gift of God for us
to be given riches, possessions, the power to ENJOY those riches and
possessions; the ability to accept your appointed lot (share, fortune, or
ration); and then finally to have the ability to rejoice in your toil (work).
It does not seem to make sense that it takes a gift from God
to be able to take pleasure in your riches and possessions, or to accept your
portion or to enjoy your work. Society
tells us we will be so much happier once we get the great job or contract,
house, cars, clothes, gadgets, husband, wife, kids, vacations, etc.
But when you watch television programs that describe the personal challenges of lottery
winners, successful entrepreneurs/corporate employees, Pastors, wealthy house
wives, or the tribulations of the “haves & have
nots” of the world-the immense need for Gods gift clearly becomes evident.
There are many people who eat and drink everyday without rejoicing. The thought of enjoying ones labor or the
source that provides their lifestyle is inconceivable. In
fact their escape from their source of wealth or work is eating and drinking.
Ecclesiastes 5:17 describes how there are people that eat in
darkness (cheerlessly, with no sweetness and light in them), they have much
sorrow, sickness and wrath (anger) in them.
This can cause depression and disease of the body over time; the body
can become a breeding ground for cancers to grow, this can also make the body
turn on itself.
Most people do not even realize when this is happening or that they are in denial that it is.
KEEP YOUR foot grounded in God, it’s the only way to get and maintain the GIFT.