Acts 1:12-26 “The Bible, Fellowship and Prayer” – April 27, 2014 – CD # 1504

THE DISCIPLES were in the upper room together in fellowship & with one accord, their differences were still there but their Love for Jesus was greater than any differences. (Acts 1) They all prayed together, a serious, even desperate prayer. (Acts 1) After prayer, they take up the Holy Scripture to read. The disciples had confidence in the Scriptures. They knew that because God said it, it had to happen! They also recognized that the Scriptures were inspired by the Holy Spirit, “which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David.”
True Christians believe that the Bible is inspired by God, and without error. These are two important fundamental beliefs we must have concerning the Word of God.

1 Corinthians 15 “The Good News” April 20, 2014 # Easter2014

THE GOOD NEWS IS; first of all, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures. Jesus took our sins on Himself and died in our placed. This had been prophesied in Isaiah 53:6: “The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” The second part of the Good news is that He died and was buried. Isaiah 53:9 “They made His grave with the wicked, in a rich man’s grave at His death”. The third part is that He rose again on the third day and was seen by many witnesses, including the apostle Paul. This is great news for us. And as Paul made the declaration of this Gospel message the sole purpose of his life, we too should take every opportunity to declare the Good News to those around us.

Acts 1 “The Spirit In The Bride” – 4/13/14 – SM# 1503

THE SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE FINISHED THE BOOK OF REVELATION SAYING; “COME!” (Rev.22:17) This has been the desire of the Holy Spirit & the Bride from the beginning of the church age. The apostles in the upper room were baptized (immersed) with Holy Spirit power as they waited for Him. (Acts 1) They had already been baptized in water, but Christ promised a 2nd baptism to give them power from on high. (Luke 24:49)
The Samaritan believers experienced the 2nd baptism. (Ac.8) The Ephesian believers had not even heard of the Holy Spirit, but God baptized them (Ac 19). When Peter taught at Cornelius’ house the Holy Spirit baptized them even while he was teaching. There was no laying on of hands, nor teaching on gifts. The church simply longed for a touch from her Lord! Do you long for His touch today? “The Father will give the Holy Spirit to those who ask…” (Luke 11:9-13)

Revelation 22 – “God’s Invitation to All” – 4/6/14 – # SM1502

GOD’S SPIRIT GIVE THE INVITATION FOR ALL TO COME TO JESUS AND RECEIVE FORGIVENESS AND CLEANSING. . It is His last call to come to Jesus! Come and receive God’s Love. Come and be made a child of God. Come and be blessed as an heir of God, a joint heir through Jesus Christ. His offer is open to all! God has not closed the door on anyone. He says “whoever desires”. God created mankind with the ability to choose. You can determine your future by exercising your free will to come to Christ. It can’t be easier than that! People have no excuse for rejecting His offer of salvation. Take the water of life and the love of God freely! Come to Jesus Christ today!

Revelation 22 “I Am Coming Quickly” 3/30/2014 – # SM 1501

THE WORD “QUICKLY” HERE IN REV. 22:12 DOES NOT MEAN “SHORTLY” OR “IMMEDIATELY”.“ There are many scoffers who say “Jesus said He would come quickly, but it has been two thousand years and He still hasn’t come.”
However, the idea here is that when Jesus comes, everything will happen quickly. Paul said that it will happen “in a moment, I the twinkling of an eye” (1 Cor.15:52). When the time is right, things will happen quickly. It will be an instantaneous transformation.

Revelation 21 “The Holy City” – 3/23/14 # SM 1500

THE NEW JERUSALEM WILL BE A 1500 MILE SQUARE, OR 2.25 MILLION SQUARE MILES. The interesting thing is that it is a 1500 mile three dimensional cube. Its length, breadth, and height are equal.
So if you think of it as a skyscraper that is 1500 miles high and 1500 miles square, you might get the feel for how big it really will be. Even if each floor is a half-mile high, the total surface area is larger than the landmass of the entire planet. And who needs half-mile high ceilings; our new bodies?
The point is, it will be big enough, and there is plenty of room for YOU to enter in, IF you will.

1 Timothy 6 “The Living God” 3/16/14 – SM.Mike

THE PERSON WHO SERVES THE LIVING GOD should always run away from materialism, and run after the things of the Kingdom of Heaven; Righteousness Peace and Joy in the Spirit.”
It isn’t easy, but Christians must fight the good fight of faith, and take hold of eternal life and keep the eternal perspective! When we follow after money, or material things, we are fighting the wrong battle. Christians need to fight the good fight of faith, which means the battle should always focus on eternal treasures, never temporal ones.

Revelation 21 “His Word is True and Faithful” #1499 – 3/9/2014

WHEN JESUS ESTABLISHES THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH “God will wipe away every tear; there shall be no more death, or sorrow, or crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
That sounds like the most beautiful dream you could ever imagine! It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it is true! I believe that is why God says again and again that “these words are true and faithful.” You can trust in everything He says. This is really going to happen!

Revelation 20:7-15 “THE LAST JUDGMENT” #1498 – 3/2/2014

“ANYONE NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE WAS CAST INTO THE LADKE OF FIRE. ”(Rev.20:15) Our first priority should be to make sure our name is in the Book of Life; and the names of our loved ones. Our name is written in when we confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. And it isn’t just calling Jesus “Lord”. Many people call Him Lord, but never really know Him (Matt.7:23). It is about enjoying a relationship with Jesus, as Lord and Savior of your life.
If you have not done that, this would be a great day to do it. Humble yourself, ask Christ to forgive you of your sins, repent, and walk away from those sins. Believe that Jesus died for you and rose from the dead. Surrender your life to Jesus and you will know that your name is written in the Book of Life.

Revelation 20 “God’s Kingdom Come” #1497 – 2/23/2014

JESUS HAS A PURPOSE FOR SATAN AND THE WORLD SYSTEM. He wants to test our love for Him; and to do that, He sometimes allows Satan to test us. The story of Job is the classic example for us. Christ doesn’t want us to be robots. He wants our choice to be a real choice; and in order for it to be real, there has to be an attractive alternative. That is where Satan and the world system comes in. as the father of lies, Satan specializes in making rebellion against God look good. This gives people an opportunity to actually choose God’s ways and to Love Him, and not by constraint but from the heart. We wouldn’t have a real relationship with the Living God unless we had a choice not to, and Satan and the world system provides that option.