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Monday, May 29, 2017

Sowing & Reaping--Are you tithing?

Throughout the Word of God, I often find Bible verses pertaining to nature. You know… things like, 'sowing, reaping, harvests, fruits, seeds and soil' (to name a few). I understand that the Bible must be interpreted within it's context. There's different covenants, law and dispensations. Although, the principle of reaping & sowing is often repeated (in many ways). As I studied the Word, I realized that God had answered my prayer and given me wisdom and knowledge concerning all of this! :) 

As you may know about my book 'Bible Journey,' I have been set free by the truth of God's Word and I'm no longer in religious bondage. But I can remember how frustrated I was when it came to this thing. I just didn't understand it! I didn't understand why the Pastor got paid and why my grandmother would hand me $1 each Sunday to place into the offering basket. My grandparents would say things like, "we're blessed so we must give to God." Our church never taught the Word so I was always lost when I wasn't able to receive detailed answers. I later left that church and formed a personal relationship with God. What He taught me through His Word was life-changing. Up until then, I had never heard of a pastor who taught directly from the Bible. It's crazy right? But, I know I'm not the only one whose been in a lukewarm church. 


As a result of my new found relationship with the Bible (Jesus), I started to believe that there was no real church or ministry in this world that taught the truth. But God began to show me. A prophet named Elijah, too felt like He was the only one serving the Lord until God told him that it was many others. There may be many fakes but theres real Christian people alive today - even if it's a selected few (compared to the billion of lost souls)...


I prayed for God to direct me to a Bible-based church and He not only showed me one, but several others! These churches and ministries have helped me grow a lot in my faith through love and sound teaching. They fed my spirit. So in return I felt a tug on my heart that said it was time to 'SOW!' Ministry costs money so that's why pastors get paid. They dedicate their lives to serving people. Whatever you do for the Lord (for His glory) that requires support is going to cost. Realize that money is not evil. That's twisted scripture. 


The Bible says: "the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs" (1 Timothy 6:10).


So what does this mean? God gives us the power to get it (Deut. 8:18) and wants us to be responsible and use our money for His purposes. 



We're blessed to be a blessing to others! 


Whatever you reap, you will sow! 

When you bless others, you'll become blessed!

Sow seeds in good soil and expect to reap a harvest!

When you give to the people of God - you give to God! 

Sowing honors God and everything we have belongs to Him!

Your seed is your opportunity. Tithing is an Old Testament law that we don't have to do today. But what I learned from the OT is that those laws were morally perfect. The laws that blessed God can still work in our favor today. There's no longer condemnation to those who are saved and all that matters is making Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. However, there's so much more in this life that we can receive from God without having to wait to get to Heaven. The Bible is our guide to living an abundantly prosperous life with God's help. (see John 10:10)

The Bible says: "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it" Malachi 3:10.


God has given us free will to make our own choices. Everything is permissible in this life but not everything is beneficial (1 Corinthians 10:23). You can do what you want but there will always be consequences. God is calling for us to choose life. He's not going to push Himself on us or do things that He's already done. It's your chose to live by His Word or to live according to your own wisdom. However, it's more meaningful to be led by God because He knows best (Proverbs 3).


God is all-powerful. You can pray and beg God all day for such and such. But your prayers won't get answered if they don't line up with His Word. The Spirit will never contradict the Word. This is why I urge Christians to be Word-led through a Bible Journey. The world will say, "Why give away my money and have less?" But the Word says, "Give and more will be given to you!"


The Bible says: "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you" Luke 6:38.


Why? Because spiritual principles don't make sense to the natural mind. It's the wisdom of God. Trusting God with our finances is the baby step of faith. It's the LEAST that we could ever do for God.


The Bible says: "There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered" Proverbs 11:24-25.


The Bible says: "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much" Luke 16:10.



God is saying: I can test a man's faith by the way he handles money. If he can't be trusted with a $1 then how can I trust him with the true riches of life (spiritual treasures)? God doesn't need our money. He's our Heavenly God and money is a worldly currency. God simply desires faith because man can't be trusted. Since money can easily and cunningly take His place in our lives, God says to honor Him with 10% to test our hearts and our faith.

When you sow into good soil (a Bible teaching and demonstrating ministry) expect to produce a harvest. The Word says a farmer expects a harvest and doesn't spend his time in bad soil because it'll produce bad crops. (Hence, you'll reap whatever you sow whether good or bad)!!

Tithing will give you a financial breakthrough. Once I studied all of the scriptures on sowing, God opened up my heart to began a new season of putting my knowledge to action. Remind you that I'm a homemaker/entrepreneur without a steady income. Most times, I was only able to give a few dollars and my heart became saddened about that because I wanted to give more but didn't have the financial resources. I prayed and prayed for help.

The Bible says: "The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" 2 Corinthians 9:6-7.

God is saying: If you cheat him like Abel did in (Genesis 4) then God will return to you what He sees fit. Sure, there's miracles and favors but blessings stay planted. We should be led by the Holy Spirit as to where to give and the amount. If you feel bad about it then don't do it. If you're willing then do it. And whatever you truthfully have to give, do so and be happy that you're able!

There was a poor woman in the Bible [Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21-1-4] who only gave two widow's mites (equal or less than 2 pennies). Jesus said that this woman gave more than all of the wealthy folks because she gave all she had and was thankful though she had very little. This inspired me because I knew that I had more than her financially though I don't have a job. I now consider myself rich because I'm filled with every spiritual blessing and I don't lack any good thing! I've made the Lord Jesus Christ my person savior and I'm Holy Spirit filled! I have an abundantly blessed life because the Father has set me free and revealed my true identity! I'm a child of God who has a Heavenly Father who continually supplies my every need! ALL IS WELL WITH ME!!


The Bible says: "One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, And He will repay him for his good deed" Proverbs 19:17.

Ever since I started to tithe a couple of years ago, I've never seen a broke day! I used to have $0.79-$7 in my bank account on average. I couldn't afford to pay attention! BUT GOD!! 

He led me to 'Hope Ministries Uganda: USA' where I became an advocate for the voiceless. Scriptures calls for us to vindicate the poor (Psalm 82:3) and demonstrate God's love to the world (Matthew 25:31-46). It all started with a couple of dollars and now my husband and I give hundreds! I desire to give thousands and even millions! Understand that God is going to bless you in the process. Think about it… How can you give BIG if you're broke? What is your lifestyle going to look like when you're well-off? I don't know about you but as for me, I want to live like a child of God in this life. I grew up in the hood and I came out of it. I've been in lack and now I have abundance. I refuse to continue to live a basic and pitiful life when God has provided the way out of 'Egypt' for His people into the 'Promised Land'!

The Bible says: "He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses" Proverbs 28:27.


**Jesus Christ broke ALL of the curses when He shed His innocent blood for us! As said before, tithing won't affect your salvation nor will it lo no longer bring upon curses. We must read each verse within it's context. Proverbs are Old Testament scriptures (before Christ). The blessings are still in affect but the curses are broken. Thanks be to God!**

The Word says that we reign as kings and queens on this earth and that our Father owns all of the cattle on a 1,000 hills! No, you don't have to receive all that God has for you. But those who speak life and claim their blessings will get them. If you don't act on the Word then you won't get it. It's not a magic trick and God doesn't show favoritism. Whoever asks will receive. God's people suffer from lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). If you don't know or believe what the Bible says then you won't be able to receive it by faith. God isn't mad at those who refuse to tithe or lack knowledge about it. Tithing won't affect your salvation. This is not a heaven or hell issue. Although, tithing will affect your finances and opportunities. It will open up the door for you to have more responsibility for God's Kingdom. If you don't tithe then you can't expect greater opportunities because you aren't faithful with smaller things. God wants you to take advantage of the full gospel of Christ. The more blessings you have, the better your life is and the more you have, the more you're able to give. Plain and simple, God will keeping giving you more if you're faithful with whatever you have because tithing is an act of faith that honors Him.

Be set free from the spirit of Mammon! It's satan who doesn't want you to give because he knows that your giving gives to God's Kingdom and not his.

I'm a member of World Changers Church International where Creflo Dollar teaches. This man is wealthy! He has churches on every continent. But what some fail to realize is that he teaches the WORD OF GOD, THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE THAT SETS MAN FREE!!! He tithes BIG and does so even before he pays his bills. I planted my seed and my butt right in that church because there's good soil there. But it wasn't easy. When I first heard of him I said, 'NO WAY!' This man is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a false prophet, a man of greed. But, I was basing my foolish opinions from religious traditions and didn't even know what the Word said. 

Prosperity is a biblical teaching that God wants His people to grab a hold of it! NO MORE LACK! You can't help anyone if you can barely help yourself. There's more to life than just helping yourself. Jesus serves us! He commanded us to the 'Great Commission' (Matthew 28:19-20;Matthew 10:8). And you know what? It costs money to travel and feed and provide for hungry people. Yes, prayer works! You can pray and ask God to help but He's going to tell you that He's already sent His Son Jesus as all the help we need. His victory over the cross has given us authority as believers to reign and rule in this life as soul winners and givers of love. Jesus taught us how to pray according to our Father's Will. LIVE OUT YOUR FAITH BECAUSE OTHERWISE IT'S DEAD! (James 2:14-26)

...And what's dead can never grow. Faithfully sow your seeds and watch God's favor take over your life! He did it in the OT, He does it today. He did it for them and He's done it for me. He will do the same for you because we serve a faithful, living, and awesome God! Sow where the Word of God is being taught correctly and where the people are flourishing. Partner with God and give because He first gave to us the best sacrifice of all; Jesus! 

Support great christian authors and businesses. Don't always expect free handouts because that's not support. There's people who have chosen to rise up for God's Kingdom and have devoted their lives to reaching you and others. We need your help! The body of Christ functions better when we work together. Tithing shows that you care for 'The Church' whom Christ sacrificed His life for. I hope that this blog post has helped. 


By the way, I sowed another seed yesterday after hearing amazing sermon by my Pastor and that same night my book 'Bible Journey' made Amazon's Best Seller's list in the Christian Faith category on Amazon Kindle! I also, received an opportunity where I will get support from a women's book club. Look at God. ALL OF THE GLORY BELONGS TO HIM!


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Blessings in Jesus' Name


Sunday, December 18, 2016

MY PROMISED LAND

GLORY be to God! The Quetant's are NEW 1st time home owners! It wasn't easy but ALL things are possible with God. 
This is a testimony!!!!!! If you can, please stay and read my story... 

Around this time, last year, God told me that we were buying a house next year (2016). I stood on His Word and declared that His Will would be done. Despite, what it looked like, God showed Himself faithful. I had to trust His timing. Though, it didn't happen when I thought it did, it still happened. It's mid-Dec and the year isn't finished so God wasn't finished with me yet! So, I will praise the Lord Jesus Christ!

This past summer in Orlando, FL, we were purchasing a 'fixer-upper' house. I spent almost everyday tiredly looking for new paint, carpet, tile, countertops, and balancing out all of the costs. We had chiesty realtors and contractors. We spent and LOST our money going through Escrow just to turn the house down. As much as we were ready to buy this house, I wasn't completely satisfied. Something didn't feel right...Out of no where, God told us to back out & move to ATL, GA! I'm like, "Huh!? Really, God? After all of this hard work & money spent! You expect us to move " Yet, I heard His voice gently & clearly.

He spoke to me through Genesis 12:1-3. God speaks to us through His Word! It's not magical or rocket science. God speaks to us through His Son Jesus Christ: the written Word.

Here's what resonated on my heart ♥ :

Now the Lord said to Abram,
“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
And I will make you a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

We weren't able to get to Georgia at that moment because of demonic hindrances. I had to command what was being held up to be released in Jesus' Name! I wasn't going to settle for anything less than God's BEST. So, I stayed in prayer constantly. It's a spiritual warfare. We must fight from Jesus' victory to get what we want. We have authority "the keys" to command things in heaven onto earth!

I wanted to give up. I was being fleshly, so I was like, "just forget it! It just isn't God's Will." But, then, I had to remember the Bible. God really DOES wants best for us. He gave the Promised Land to the Israelites as an inheritance so I knew He wanted the same for us! It IS HIS WILL that we enjoy life & live comfortably. So, I started looking up NEW houses in GA. I wasn't about to deal with another 'fixer upper.' (HGTV looks good on TV! However, it's hard work DIY in real-life LOL)... I found a NEW house online, printed it out & placed it on the refrigerator. Each time I thought of that house, I decreed & declared it in Jesus' Name!

Though, it physically looked impossible to get to GA, I trusted God to provide a way. And surely, where He guides, He provides! 6 mos later, we got the call. The same people who told us NO told us YES!  Relocation services are provided & $0 closing costs! Our landlord even canceled our lease! We will be moving into our NEW home exactly 1 month from today on our baby girl's 1st birthday. Look at God. If we would've moved into that house we would have to deal with all of that mess. And even worse, my husband's best friend passed away during this time and was buried just walking distance from that little house. Wow! God knows what He's doing! It's already hard enough letting go. It would be all the more harder on us having that cemetery not too far away(Genesis33:4)… WOW GOD was looking out! 

Let me be clear though! I don't deserve this because I pray, fast, attend church, sow, read the Bible & be a 'good ol Christian'. I do those things out of my love and PERSONAL revelation of Jesus Christ. These blessings aren't based on obedience because I fail sometimes. I'm not living under Moses' Law like the Israelites. It's called God's Grace/FAVOR! Although, we do have to decree & declare things to get what we want. But, Grace is simply available all because of God being moved by our FAITH! Just yesterday I planted another seed out of my sincerity for this particular ministry that's been spiritually feeding me. It wasn't much because I don't work but God can do BIG things with so very little (Zechariah 4:10). I wasn't expecting to receive anything in return. In less than 24hrs God flipped my seed hundredfold!! It's all about sacrificing things to express our total trust in God. He honors that. Giving is the baby step of faith. As hard as it is, it's actually the very least thing we could do for the Kingdom of God. Don't rob God from tithing. It's still necessary because ministry costs money ya know… And, it's a spiritual principle to give to God! You'll rob yourself from His favor. I'm telling you! Don't worry about where the money is going. It's God's not ours! Just thank God for it and honor Him with it. He sees everything… He will bless you for genuinely sowing into His Kingdom even if it that tithe didn't go where planned.

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Because of Jesus' shed blood we can have life abundantly (John 10:10). I learned to be patient & obey the Holy Spirit. Funny thing is, I asked God to help me receive His patience and to help me be more sensitive to His Holy Spirit and this is how He tested my faith! If I would've disobeyed, nothing would've changed. I want to encourage you to rest in God's Word. If you pray & believe Him for ANYTHING according to His Will, it will be done! Don't get caught up in the "how" & "why?" I literally had a vision of Jesus walking down a narrow path & telling me to follow Him & not look to the left & the right." (That's where my "Bible Journey" book cover idea came from…) You will sink like Peter did when he walked on water & took his eyes off of Jesus. Just look to Him & believe. You must have F A I T H! =)

And ANOTHER THING! DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR FINANCES!! As a matter of fact, don't you worry about A THING! Jesus said to cast ALL of our cares onto Him. Worrying about our bank accounts is a trick of the enemy. God isn't looking at your wallet. He's looking at your heart for faith. God provides for me. I'm able to tithe faithfully and not feel worrisome about where my next source of income will come from. He provides each and every time and right on time! No, gov't assistance or begging from others. God provides! (Phil 4:19)

I'm totally convinced that He IS the ONLY Way! I'm ready for this NEW season of NEW beginnings! God is good ya'll. If you don't totally agree, then I must inform you that it's YOU who needs to change NOT God.

Have faith, take action & be patient. Better is coming in due time! Don't give up!! Change your mindset. Always pray and DAILY renew your mind to His promises and rest in Him.

Blessings,

Today's sermon was by: Kenneth Terry of WCCI. The link will be up tomorrow. Here's where it will be posted. It was AWESOME!! You don't want to miss this. Check back for the playback!
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♥ Ephesians 1:3 & Colossians 3:1-17 


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

BORN-AGAIN (John 3 Bible Study)



Today, God placed on my heart JOHN 3. In this chapter, we learn the importance of being born-again. When I was a baby in Christ, I didn't know the significance & what Jesus meant when He said that we can't go to Heaven w/o being BORN AGAIN. Most people, think that Jesus solely meant water baptism. This is far from the truth. We have to consider all facts: timing is everything! (Consider dispensations: my next blog post…) The customs were a whole lot different. And, Jesus had not gone to the cross yet. In fact, one of the guys on the cross who died beside Him, was a sinner saved by GRACE! He did not have time for a water baptism. All he had was faith. And that's all we can do to get God to move on our behalf: FAITH! So let's get started… I'm reading from my NKJV Bible. I have lots of highlighters on hand, including a notepad & pen. The book of John is a beautifully written story of Jesus Christ. (The Gospel)


John 3New King James Version (NKJV)

The New Birth

1There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 
This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Why did this man come to Jesus by night? Could it be because he was a religious Pharisee and didn't want to lose his popular reputation? Very likely. He knew Jesus was The Truth but he was ashamed. In the dark, he wouldn't be exposed. I think this is really wise how this story played out. It's perfectly fitting for the central message of this chapter.
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Because man fell in the Garden of Eden, we must be born-again of incorruptible seed. We cannot go into Heaven (entering into God's presence) in sin. We need a mediator (JESUS) standing in the gap. God is an-all consuming fire. We feel His wrath (fire) w/o being covered in Jesus' blood!
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” This guy was oblivious & spiritually blind.
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Jesus is the water of life! He has the Holy Spirit.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Man gives birth to man. But only the Spirit can give birth to a Spirit. We become NEW CREATIONS when we accept Jesus as our personal Lord & Savior. The Holy Spirit then, activates our SPIRIT-man & we become alive in Christ. 
Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”
10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? This religious teacher, was teaching doctrines of men & condemning people because of the Law. Not teaching spiritual heavenly things because he had no knowledge of them.
11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 
12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? We can not even fathom heavenly things with our finite minds without the help of the Holy Spirit (our unseen partner).
13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. Our loved ones who died in faith are resting until His return. Because Jesus resurrected from the dead after dying for our sins, we too will rise again!
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, The Israelites were in the wilderness being disobedient. They were being bitten and poisoned by snakes. So Moses was told by God to lift up a bronze snake. All that looked up at that bronze serpent was Saved.
15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. Likewise, all that look up to Jesus' finished work on the cross at calvary will be Saved!
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. **LIFE VERSE!** This is the point of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Only Way for salvation is through Jesus Christ. He is the Only One good. And, the only One who has seen the Father. Because, of His sacrifice, we too can know The Father! Everlasting life is not just escaping eternal spiritual death. It's being able to have a relationship with God. That's what Jesus died for! We were separated from Him because of sin. W/o Jesus' sacrifice we would be forever lost. But, thanks be to God for sending us His Son so that we can be reconciled to Him even better than before in the beginning.
17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Jesus didn't come to judge us. Only God, THE FATHER judges. Jesus came to give us abundant life on earth into eternity.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. There's no condemnation in Christ. Just because we make mistakes, doesn't mean that we are sinners. We are more than just saved by grace. The Bible says that we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ. We are the righteousness of God. God sees Jesus when He looks at us. He isn't mad at us. He love His children! Be free! The Father has set us free! Grace isn't a license to sin but abounds much to help us dominate sin. Amen! HOWEVER, those who refuse to accept Jesus as Lord (not those who sin because Jesus died for everyone) but those who REJECT THE GOSPEL already stand condemned. They're children of the evil one, wailing in sin, on their way to hell with the wrath of God on them because they reject love. They reject having a relationship with God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Judgement is on those who rather not know God. They rather be slaves to sin & be filled with things of this world.
20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 
21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” Those who love God will reflect His character. Our good deeds are fruits of our relationship with God that bring others to Him and give Him glory. Our good deeds aren't for approval from God because Jesus is the only giver of salvation. 

John the Baptist Exalts Christ


22 After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them and baptized. 
23 Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized. Baptism was completely necessary. They didn't receive the Holy Spirit yet because Jesus had not yet went to the cross & ascend into Heaven. Remember: Jesus HAD to ascend into Heaven in order for the Holy spirit to descend into the hearts of all Believers.*
24 For John had not yet been thrown into prison.
25 Then there arose a dispute between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purification. 
26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified—behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him!”

27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. John was telling them that in order for anyone to do such things & for it to have affect, that man must be chosen by God. He knew that Jesus was the Messiah whom he had prepared The Way for. 
28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ 
29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. So beautiful!  John was not jealous of Jesus helping him do the job. John knew that his work was temporary & that he had done what God had told him. He was blessed by Jesus' help. He loved him and was satisfied.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease. MORE OF JESUS & LESS OF US! It's not about us, it's ALL about our LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!! ALL GLORY & HONOR BELONGS TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER! AMEN
31 He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. Jesus is the ONE. Jesus is the perfect One. Jesus is the better person. All credit belongs to Him.
32 And what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. 
33 He who has received His testimony has certified that God is true. He who believes the message of Grace (The Gospel of Jesus Christ) accepts Him as Lord (THE TRUTH!)
 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure. We know God's children by their fruits. And God doesn't anoint just a few of us. He anoints us all. His Holy Spirit lives within ALL BORN-AGAIN BELIEVERS. The only way to know & believe what we do is because of His Holy Spirit. God doesn't hold back His Spirit. If you ask in faith (in spirit & truth) God will freely give to you!
35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. Jesus is God's Beloved Son. He is God's only Begotten Son. We are His adopted sons & daughters. Jesus is everything. Therefore, we can do ALL things through Christ!
36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” Whoever believes that Jesus is the Son of God, who died for our sins, rose from the dead & is alive today IS SAVED! There is NO CONDEMNATION (IN CHRIST!) Anyone, who does not believe these things are automatically God's enemy. After all He has done for us, it's a horrific thing to reject LOVE. God is happy with His BORN-AGAIN children. However, He is far from the wicked. You have a choice. Your choice is either (A) ACCEPT or (B) reject. There is no second chances. Every knee will bow and confess Jesus as Lord. I want to encourage you to be grateful for Jesus & choose life while there's breath in your body.

Do you want to have a relationship with God. Do you want everlasting life? You must be BORN-AGAIN of incorruptible seed + filled with the Holy Spirit. All that requires is your faith!
With a sincere heart, open up your mouth and confess Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. Ask Him to forgive you from your sins & that you're sorry. Believe that He is the Son of God who died for your sins without having any of His own. Who rose from the dead and is alive today! That is all. You'll be saved. Grow in the grace & knowledge of your Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Get to know Him better by studying the Bible. Find a translation that you'll understand. I started with a children's Bible myself (NiRV)! Don't be ashamed. You will stand before God one day. You want to be rewarded greatly. Be the salt & light of this world. Tell others the good things that the Lord has done for you. Find a bible-teaching church, connect with other believers & always pray!

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"The Lord himself will give you a sign. The virgin is going to have a baby. She will give birth to a son. And he will be called Immanuel" Isaiah 7:14.

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Jesus loves you so much! XOXO

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