Part of our asking God to protect us, delivering us from the evil one is tied to some choices. Choices to flee, choices to stay vigilant, and choices to put on the armor God has prepared, described, and commanded us to wear. We Must Wear the Armor of GodEdward Gibbon (1737-1794) who wrote the 18th … Continue reading OUR CHOICES TO WITHSTAND THE EVIL DAYS: by Standing In God’s Armor As Satan Attacks
I am still growing to understand the Power of the Blood of God the Son. The Blood so powerful and highly Potent to Cleanse the Sins of all those Who would Confess Him as their Lord and Savior.The Blood is so strong as to cover the Sins of those who Would run into it for … Continue reading THE BLOOD OF GOD THE SONAND THE SIMPLICITY OF THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION
Before the judgment actually starts in Revelation 8:7, He waits a long time. Because we are a people of action, waiting is something that is hard for most of us. But God says that the greatest action that we can perform is being still before Him and praying. The half-hour of total silence before the … Continue reading God Waits: Time to Repent: Unlike us, God is patient.
This morning I was challenging my couple of hundred NextGeneration students from the Scriptures about the doctrine of SALVATION, Satan's attacks, and the ASSURANCE of our salvation that God has promised. here is a recap. How about you? Are you confident in what Christ has done once and for all times for YOUR ETERNAL SALVATION? … Continue reading HOW TO BE ASSURED OF ETERNAL SALVATION–The Helmet of Assurance
So we are hearing in Revelation 8 from God who has as one of His unchanging attributes the motivation and essential character that: God is Love God is eternally and forever revealed as possessing the attribute of love (1 Jn. 4:8). Yet, the same God of love, that created the world, flooded the world. His … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW: THE TRIBULATION PROVES THAT GOD THE SAVIOR DESIRES ALL TO HEAR THE GOSPEL?
And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.” (Mark 5: 21) That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today. Prior to our Focal Scripture, Jesus had come into the country of the Gadarenes where He … Continue reading HE’S COMING AGAIN
Jesus talked about such a strong flow of water in a spiritual sense. Let's turn there to John 7.37-38. Rivers of water is the way Jesus describes the normal life of believers, His children. Please stand and join me in reading these verses: On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood … Continue reading ARE YOU QUENCHED
A few months ago, Carl Sartor would have described himself as someone who hated God, but today the 35-year-old says he wants everyone to experience God's love. Carl's story of salvation is going viral on social media. Carl gave his life to Christ at Cross Church in Parkersburg, West Virginia, in November. The former meth … Continue reading From ‘Saved by Satan’ to Saved by Jesus: Ex-Satanist’s Story About Finding Christ Goes Viral
When you’re praying for a loved one to come to know the Lord, keep in mind that Satan who has blinded their eyes and darkened their understanding. So, your goal is to get their eyes opened, and that is something the Word of God will do. Try to get them under the sound of the … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: How do I pray for a loved one who doesn’t know Jesus?
When Christ's birth was announced, Jesus was the One who would save sinners from their sins, and be God with us. That is the message of Christ's Birth. Salvation Reaches: Blind Sinners in Darkness We were each born sitting in the darkness, heading towards the precipice of sin; but we didn’t even know it because … Continue reading IN REVELATION JESUS SAID TO REPENT: AS THE ONLY PATHWAY TO GOD’S BLESSINGS
DISCIPLESHIP IS EXPLAINING WHAT GOD HAS SAID Discipleship is all about explaining what God’s Word says about God’s desires for our lives as believers. Every generation needs those who will explain God's Word to the next generation. Not just the facts, but also the application. As the Great Commission puts it: “teaching them to observe … Continue reading THE DEADLY CONDITION OF EMPTY LIVING: IT’S THE BIGGEST TEMPTATION WE MUST AVOID DAILY
SALVATION IS: BELIEVING AND WORSHIPPING GOD MESSAGE SEVENTEEN (Paul): The next Gospel Presentation is in Acts 18:8-13 where salvation is described as believing, and being drawn by God to worship Him. Acts 18:8-13 (NKJV) Then Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, … Continue reading THE ETERNAL GOSPEL PRESENTED IN ACTS: GOD SUMMARIZES ALL THE ELEMENTS OF GENUINE SALVATION
Tesla Co-founder and CEO Elon Musk recently shared his thoughts about Jesus Christ and religion during an interview with the satire website, The Babylon Bee. While most of what the Bee does is for comedy, their interview with Musk took a turn into a serious subject of eternal significance - salvation through Jesus Christ. Throughout … Continue reading Tesla CEO, Elon Musk Says He Agrees With Teachings of Jesus
After salvation, if there is any gift you should be grateful for, that should be the gift of the "Holy Spirit." The Holy Spirit is the third person in Trinity who is not sent to us for decoration but for correction, inspiration, and instructing us. You won't know the worth of the Holy Spirit until … Continue reading THANK YOU, HOLYSPIRIT
Would God send His only Son to bear our sin, becoming sin itself, and then judge Him without mercy for that sin if His sacrifice wasn’t enough ? No! Yet, many Christians act as though it wasn’t enough and continue to believe God is withholding His blessing because of their sin. It’s time to learn … Continue reading Is Jesus Enough
Sometimes this year, the story of the convert of a pop singer went around. Chidinma was once a worldly artist who knew nothing about Christ, using her gifts to populate the devil's kingdom. She might have heard about Christ but didn't accept him. This year, Salvation came to her. Now, many souls are drawn to … Continue reading NOBODY IS BEYOND SALVATION
There has been much discussion about whether salvation is available to all mankind, or if it is only reserved for a special group of elect people whom God has already chosen to be born again. (This is commonly referred to as “predestination.”) But the simple answer is found in Acts 2:21: “Everyone who calls on … Continue reading QUESTION OF THE DAY: Has God pre-chosen who can be a Christian?
Seated on the third row bench of the main church auditorium, the Guest minister voice rings to my ear, "Come out if you want to dedicate your life to God, You've been a church goer; you've been coming to church but you know within yourself that you don't have a living relationship with God, He … Continue reading My Shameless Experience
Matthew 7:13-14  "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. <!-- -->  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. … Continue reading “THE NARROW WAY IS STILL NARROW”
It is a powerful strategy that you approach God praying for souls, ministries and the kingdom... It is true faith to leave your needs and pray for others.. If you want to get God 's attention, look for where his heart is and focus there too.. Pray for people to be saved.. Pray for ministers... … Continue reading HOW TO GET GOD’S ATTENTION – Apostle Joshua Selman
I once had an employee ask me what my most important teaching was. I didn’t know how to answer. I think they’re all important. Everything the Lord has shown me works together with other truths to make a whole. I said I couldn’t single out just one. This man had been miraculously saved from a … Continue reading Eternal Life There’s More to It Than You Think
Last month, about 2,167 people made professions of faith during a concert tour with evangelist Nick Hall and Christian music artists Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe and Bethel Music. Hall, the founder of Pulse Ministry, shared his tour experience with CBN News. The tour took place from August 13-23. "Being a part of this tour and … Continue reading 2,000 Surrender to Christ During a Concert Tour
Choosing to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is the most important decision you’ll ever make! By His grace, God has already done everything to provide salvation. Your part is simply to believe and receive. Pray out loud, Jesus, I confess that You are my Lord and Savior. I believe in my heart … Continue reading Choose LIFE!
To our dear small groupers, here is this week's class. Bonnie & I are in the midst of teaching classes each day on how to correctly understand and apply the Scriptures.Thanks for your faithful prayers that uphold us. We heard from a student this week that told us that after all these years of "going … Continue reading JESUS, PARABLES, SALVATION and JUDGMENT
A million Bibles is hard to imagine. You might be able to picture a hundred Bibles, or even a thousand – but a million is an extraordinary amount. That’s how many Bibles a team of Open Doors workers delivered to a Chinese beach in one night, 40 years ago. Here’s the extraordinary story of that … Continue reading 40 years ago, One Million Bibles were Smuggled to China in one Night
Witnessing is telling others about the forgiveness, love, deliverance, empowering, fruitful life and ministry, etc., that you have found in Jesus. Jesus’ last instructions to His disciples before He ascended to His Father were in relation to witnessing. He commissioned them to make disciples as they went into all the world, and to baptize and … Continue reading What the Bible Says About Witnessing
We have come this morning to the next doctrine in Revelation 6. We have come to the Day of the Lord and Christ's Centrality to Everything. All of human history, all of God's Word the Bible, and the entire universe in which we live: centers upon Jesus Christ, God the Son. Paul overflowed in wonder … Continue reading THE DAY OF THE LORD: When The Creator Returns And Earth Melts
A high-ranking official in a Kenyan atheist organization said Saturday he had accepted Christ and resigned from his position because he no longer wanted to promote atheism in the country. Seth Mahiga was the secretary for Atheists in Kenya Society, an organization founded in 2016 to advocate for secularism, non-religion, and the belief that “the … Continue reading High-ranking Atheist Official Accept Christ, Resign from Position
Matthew 7:13-14  "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. If you … Continue reading “THE NARROW WAY IS STILL NARROW STILL”
2 Samuel 19:12, 43 NKJV  You are my brethren, you are my bone and my flesh. Why then are you the last to bring back the king?' <!--more -->  And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, "We have ten shares in the king;.....were we not the first to … Continue reading “BRING BACK OUR KING”