Pastor JD Farag
May God continue moving across ALL nations and ALL peoples! I pray God opens the eyes if those who have been deceived by false gods and idols.
Thank You Jesus Christ for coming and going to the cross for the sins of the world. I pray that all will accept the gift of salvation that only comes from believing and receiving the truth that You speak of in the Holy Bible. The word of God. John 14:6. Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me
Do you know Jesus Christ?
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
I was going through some refinance documents last night and noticed something on the bottom of a page from our insurance company. They were asked to fax over current information. You know, just normal needed paperwork for a refinance. This company is a big name and we have used them for years and I was in shock at the unprofessional notation.
On the fax request the mortgage company had sent over to the insurance company, well, it was clear the person didn’t want to fill in a few blanks. They scribbled answers next to questions and then at the bottom wrote out…THIS WAS ON THE DEC PAPERWORK. ….THIS IS A WASTE OF TIME!
Oh, my blood pressure went sky high! I wanted to know who thought that was ok to put on the bottom of a document that many will see? I mean this us in my binding paperwork. Deal is done and finished. I felt embarrassed by having them represent me . I had a million things in my mind from calling them or better yet going to the office and letting them know just what I thought of the ridiculous childish comment.
As theevening went on I began to lighten up a little. Thoughts of “they would probably just laugh at me when I left. ”
Today I feel so over it. I still think it was unprofessional but I need to be above that . I don’t need to have a fit by telling them how bad they were and in the end probably coming across in the same way. It wouldn’t change anything except I wouldn’t be the compassionate person I desire to be. It would still be on my paperwork. I honestly don’t want to be the reason someone gets in trouble or loses their job. I don’t know what they might personally be going through. I am thankful that the Lord took me by the hand and led me to focus on something more important, like worshipping Him!
Anyone out there relate to this?
1 Peter 3:8-9
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
In Christ we are all family. The body of Christ is like any other family, and is not immune to disagreements, differences of opinion, and sometimes just bad timing. Yet, there is great power at the disposal of a Christian family that can get them through anything together. This great mystery and surprising power belongs to forgiveness. Along with speaking the truth in love, forgiveness is able to overcome any obstacle or difference. It is this same forgiveness that allows us to love our enemies, and respond with kindness and blessing to those who would do us harm.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Message from brother Chad!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
This is for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. If you don’t know the Lord, call upon His name! The last of the Gentiles has not come in and therefore you still have today!
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
1 Peter 2:9-10
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;
They have provoked me to anger with their vanities:
And I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people;
I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
p class=”text” style=”color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:medium;line-height:normal;”>Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
I pray with the help and guidance of the Lord God that I walk humbly before my God. He requires us to be humble.
What does it mean to be humble? Simple Webster definition is: Not to think of oneself as being better than anyone else. Not to have an attitude of being better or more deserving of anything.
In Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar found out the hard way. He was king, he had a dream and Daniel explained that dream to him. We read that he soon forgot about what Daniel warned him about and was found boasting about how he made all of this ….I this, I that! He thought pretty well of himself and we read that IMMEDIATELY there was a voice from Heaven. What happened? He was humbled! This is only Daniel verses 4:34-35 so you get the full picture go and read all of chapter 4 if you haven’t already.
I think that the Lord God made His point to this King of Babylon. After, the king sang praises to the One True King of Kings!
p class=”text” style=”color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:medium;line-height:normal;”>And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
Pastor JD Farag