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“Contending Faith” -Jude 1:3

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Jude 1:4

“For some godless people have slipped in unnoticed among us, persons who distort the message about the grace of our God in order to excuse their immoral ways, and who reject Jesus Christ, our only Master and Lord. Long ago the Scriptures predicted the condemnation they have received.”

Jude 1:6

“Remember the angels who did not stay within the limits of their proper authority, but abandoned their own dwelling place: they are bound with eternal chains, in the darkness below, where God is keeping them for that great Day on which they will be condemned.”

Jude 1:10-11

“But these people attack with insults anything they do not understand, and those things that they know by instinct, like wild animals, are the very things that destroy them. How terrible for them! They have followed the way that Cain took. For the sake of money they have given themselves over to the error that Balaam committed. They have rebelled as Korah rebelled, and like him they are destroyed.”

Jude 1:14-15

The Lord will come with many thousands of his holy angels to bring judgement on all, to condemn them all for the godless deeds they have performed and for all the terrible words that godless sinners have spoken against him!”

Jude 1:17-19

“But remember, my friends, what you were told in the past by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, ” When the last days come, people will appear who will make fun of you, people who cause divisions, who are controlled by their natural desires, who do not have the Spirit.”

Jude 1:20-21

“But you, my friends, keep on building yourselves up on your most sacred faith. Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit and keep yourselves, in the love of God, as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ in His Mercy to give you eternal life.”

Jude 1:22

“Show mercy to those who have doubts; save others by snatching them out of the fire; and to others show mercy mixed with fear, but hate their very clothes, stained by their sinful lusts.”

Psalm 139

Psalm 139

 

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.

You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,

even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”

even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!

Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you.

If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!

They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.

Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,     and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?

I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Global Christian Persecution-Grow Stronger in Faith

Hello Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ….

For the faith that we at times may take for granted, we must remember all those who have lost their lives, in the process of upholding it. We have many of our brothers and sisters in Jesus all over the world who die, for the sake of one thing, honoring our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Let us continue to pray, in the strengthening of our own faiths, so that if a time should arise, where we are in the same position, as these brothers and sisters, that we will have the same courage as they did, to stand up for Jesus Christ, just as Jesus Christ did for us, at the Cross on Calvary. And have the confidence that God will see us in His Eternal Paradise.

 

(Please follow the link below to YouTube. This is for educational purposes only.)

 

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A Quote from Thomas Kempis

“Love is a mighty power, a great and complete good; Love alone lightens every burden, and makes the rough places smooth. It bears every hardship as though it were nothing, and renders all bitterness sweet and acceptable. The love of Jesus is noble, and inspires us to great deeds; it moves us always to desire perfection. Love aspires to high things, and is held back by nothing base. Love longs to be free, a stranger to every worldly desire, lest its inner vision become dimmed, and lest worldly self-interest hinder it or ill-fortune cast it down. Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger, nothing higher, nothing wider, nothing more pleasant, nothing fuller or better in heaven or earth; for love is born of God, and can rest only in God, above all created things. Love flies, run, and leaps with joy; it is free and unrestrained. Love gives all for all, resting in the One who flows and proceeds. Love does not regard the gifts but turns to the Giver of all good gifts. Love knows no limits, but ardently transcends all bounds. Love feels no burden, takes no account of toil, attempts things beyond its strength; love sees nothing as impossible, for it feels able to achieve all things. Love therefore does great things; it is strange and effective; while he who lacks love faints and fails.”

Painting by Thomas Kinkade

Painting by Thomas Kinkade

Psalm 91

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1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

Hope is what Jesus Christ provided at the Cross

ISAIAH 53:10-12

Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the Lord makes[a] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

 

 

Hope is such a powerful thing.  Hope is what saves lives.  As human beings, this is what separates us from the rest of God‘s Creations.  We are able to analyze and see beyond the circumstances in front of us.  To forge ahead, with the HOPE of overcoming what is set in black and white (concretely) in front of us.  True liberation, is through hope and love, which is what Jesus Christ displayed on the Cross.

When you believe in God who says His Ways are beyond any logic on this earth; that is how HOPE arises.  You FEEL and BELIEVE in a logic that only Divinity can inspire.  People believe we are fighting wars that are in this physical realm….but there is a bigger war that we are ALL a part of, and that is within the Spiritual Realm.  Jesus Christ, through the example of how He led His Life, gave us all of the tools and teachings to the foundation we needed to fight this spiritual war.  And by dying on the Cross, He unshackled us from Evil‘s grips.  God loved us that much as His Children….that He sent His Son, from Heaven, to live amongst us….to endure everyday struggles and trials…..and to even endure the tortuous death that He did….to go to that extent to show us, how much He loves us…..to show us how much He understands what we go through, based on evil’s plans….to show us that despite all of the wrongs we commit, we have the opportunity make things right in front of Him…and come back home to Him.  Jesus dying on the Cross, did so, out of Love.  Not because of any deal or cause.  Just simply…out of Love, to become the shockabsorber of our sins (which my Dad has often told me, in so many ways).

God has given us the CHOICE….to choose to live in His Ways.  Unlike evil, God does not force us into servitude, in exchange of His Love and Acceptance.   Once you have tasted Yahweh‘s Love, it becomes something you yearn to feel forever.  He doesn’t force you…you just CHOOSE to want it more and more.  Evil wants you to believe we serve such an unjust God, that is hypocritical and mean.  However, Jesus Christ showed us on the Cross, that His Love for us is so endless, that He sacrifices all, for the sake of bringing us back home to Him. , to the point of sacrificing His Son at the Cross.  Jesus Christ, though being the King of Kings….He did not die in a noble way.  In fact, He died alongside 2 criminals…..because that is the extent that God was telling us…that HE WILL FORGIVE, NO MATTER THE SIN.  We just have to go back to Him….and ask to be forgiven.  There is only one thing that can prevent us in going back to Him and asking for that forgiveness, and that is ONE OF THE 7 DEADLY SINS:  PRIDE.  In fact this sin is what drives evil’s agenda, to take away as many souls possible from God…….it is what got Lucifer kicked out of Heaven…..

Jesus Christ died on the Cross…..to show us ALL, that there is HOPE.  Hope that God’s Goodness will rule again.  Hope that evil’s rule is over.  The final countdown for evil’s rule, began upon Jesus dying on the Cross.  Jesus Christ came down from Heaven to be the example of what a life living in complete obedience to God, requires.  IF God says He is not of the ways of this world, we must not live in ways that conform to this world; but in ways that Jesus did, out of SELFLESS, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.   Yeshuay showed that Yahweh’s ways are not hypocritical…but merciful.  HOPE is so power….it is the spring board to Love…….

Just as Jesus did, endure the trials….because it is evil trying to kill the hope in you.

Just as Jesus did, endure the heartache…because evil wants to make you not be able to love UNCONDITIONALLY…but only love CONDITIONALLY.  Jesus DIED FOR ALL…..He told us to love not only those that love us…but those that hate us….for those who wrong us….for those that we know and don’t know.  That is what He demonstrated at the Cross.  His Love was for all of Mankind.

Jesus died for the sake of giving us hope, that we can return back to the Father in Heaven….the Father of all Creation. 

All of God’s Children Seek Him

No matter what paths we have travelled in our lifetimes;

There comes a time in all of us, that we reach our spiritual primes.

Where there is a moment that we see all earthly logic has failed us;

And we are left in those moments to guess.

Because we were all created from the Father Up Above;

We look for answers from a source that soars heights like doves.

It is in these moments that we are given glimpses of God‘s Unconditional Love;

And in these moments give evil harsh shoves.

For it is in these moments, that evil realizes that their plans have fell short;

However, it is not willing from its plans, to abort.

Because all of Mankind was created from the God the Father;

They will constantly go back in trying to find Him, and of evil’s fears and doubts to smother.

There will come a time where all of God’s Chldren will seek Him;

And based on their heart’s transformation, they can find Him; and their fates will not be dim.

Love is always sought by everyone Human Heart;

But a heart transformed, knows that a fulfilling type of Love only comes from the Father Up Above, to start.

All of God’s Children seek Him, without end;

Whether knowingly or unknowingly, He can of any pain or wound mend.

For He knows all of weaknesses and strengths;

However, still loves as if in His Eyes, we did not have flaws, and shows us this Love at such great lengths.

For Jesus died for us all on the Cross;

To set us free from our shackles, so of evil God can conquer, and for eternity, toss.