The Joy Of The Lord Is My Strength- Genuinley

For the joy of the Lord is your strength-Nehemiah 8:10

This is one of the most inspirational scriptures in the bible. Reading this scripture will strengthen a believer very quickly. There must also be an understanding of the scripture as well. Nehemiah is a book of the old testament in which Nehemiah prayed to the Lord to rebuild the city of Jerusalem. The prayer was not answered overnight,but it was eventually answered which is a lesson in itself. God blessed Nehemiah to get this work done. This was not an easy task. Opposition was very strong and knowing God had answered his prayer had to let Nehemiah know ” the joy of the Lord is your strength. Anytime we pray something and notice that the prayer is being answered gives us joy and strength knowing God is with us. If you have ever had a prayer answered before you know exactly what I am talking about. Just because our Lord answers prayer does not mean the pathway is clear. You can bet your bottom dollar resistance will rise up against you. The entire book of Nehemiah is full of opposition and fear. Read the 6th chapter alone and you”ll see for yourself. Enemies of what Nehemiah was trying to get accomplished did their best to keep him and those working with him in fear. The Lord had blessed them to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem but they would have to overcome fear to get it done. I imagine the only thing that made that possible was the joy of the Lord being their strength.

Mans Arch Enemy-

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1st John 4:18. We overcame death and hell with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everybody should know that by now. One thing that we tend to overlook is that we overcame fear as well. Some things are okay to have a healthy fear of. Those things may be a matter of life and death. The fear I am referring to is the fear in the heart. Just as we read about Nehemiah, when God blesses you in a task or anything for that matter there is nothing the enemy would love more than to scare us away from it. I hate to say it but some of us are easily frightened in this regard. Fear ! fear! fear!. We have to be careful not to let fear in. Fear has many disguises but they all seek the same result.

Go all the way back to the garden of eden. One of the first results of Adam and Eve’s sin was they became fearful. The Lord called out to Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. Genesis 3:9-10. Alot of people overlook the seriousness of that scripture. Before sin came into the world there was no state of fearfulness whatsoever. It is possible to be delivered from sin and still have the condition of fear. This is the reason the joy of the Lord is your strength. Without the joy of the Lord we would all be in deep trouble. Knowing that Jesus has got your back goes a long way. There have been days and nights that I was so full of worry and fear. I remembered to call on the name of Jesus. Amazing is the only way I can describe what happens to the worry and fear in my mind at the calling of his name.


Obtaining The Joy-

The strength I am writing of is not just an inspirational work. This is genuine power. Jesus made it possible for everyone to have this power. Unfortunately not everyone takes advantage of it. People that are not saved obviously are not able to use it. Surprisingly, there are many saved people who don’t utilize this strength either. The joy of the Lord is always available. It is not one of those things you have to cry out to receive. The joy of the Lord is something that we come into possession of. Going to church brings forth this joy. Reading our bibles also gives us this joy. Studying our bibles as well. Praising the Lord is another way. Did I mention prayer? I also can not leave out doing the work of the Lord. Basically spending time with God is how we obtain the joy of the Lord. How can we have joy in something we know nothing about? The more time we spend with the Lord the more we believe that he is indeed with us. You can pretty much measure your joy with the amount of time spent with Our God. Have you ever been to church and just be overcome with joy unspeakable?

Ruled By Joy-

There are some people that I know that are hardly bothered by anything. Some people I know are as full of negative energy as is possible. When you know anyone of these two people described it becomes apparent quickly who has joy and who does not. Both of these attitudes give off energy. People who are full of joy are areal pleasure to be around most of the time. These full of joy people can change the mood of a person or atmosphere for the good. Personally I don’t like being around negative people for to long. They drain my spirit and if I am not careful I will be feeling as miserable as them. The thing I love about being ruled by joy is you don’t have to force it. You are either full of joy or you are not. Notice I did not say you have a great attitude or not. An attitude is something that you can actually force yourself to have whether good or bad. The difference with joy is that it is from the Spirit of God and you don’t turn it on and off. If there is joy in you then it will have to manifest itself. An attitude is something you control. Joy is something that controls and influences you.

Have Some Please-

Joy is free to us all. If we want to laugh, we can be around funny people or even pay for a comedy show. There is a difference between the two. They say laughter is good for the soul. I don’t know if that’s really true or not. Laughter is a result of an emotion. Joy on the other hand is a direct gift from the Lord himself. When you have joy laughter is not even necessary. We are happy on the inside and that’s what really matters. Joy is good for the body and the soul. People in the world today are so overwhelmed with stress when they don’t have to be. Joy gives us strength against all worry and stress no matter what the problem is. Joy will keep you together no matter what it is we are going through. Get yourself some joy and be happy. We do not have to go thru this life miserable. Our Father wants us to be happy. What father wants his child full of the worry this world offers? I encourage you to fill yourself up with the things of Christ and spend the rest of your life joyful. The joy of the Lord is our strength, so why would we not use it? I hope you enjoyed this article. As always this ministry is here to serve. Please connect with me personally by leaving a comment below. If this ministry can help you in any way please don’t hesitate to ask. It is my passion to do so.


Minister Phil

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Todays Christian Music – Still Inspiring

What a relief it is-

In a world where just about every day is challenging, I’m so glad we have christian music. There are many days in my life where it made my day. Even after all these years it’s good to know that todays christian music is still inspiring. Counting the days that the christian music brought relief to my mind would be impossible. Sometimes we are not able to get to church or study as much as we would like. Todays christian music is enough to hold us over until we can get back on track. The music itself is underestimated in my opinion. All it takes is one song to turn someones life around. That is not always the case. Think of how many Godly inspired songs have led to someone giving their lives to Christ. I wonder just how many people grieving for the loss of a loved one heard a comforting christian song. That song probably made them feel closer to that one they lost for the rest of their life. Stress itself can be subdued by the spirit through Christian music. Trust me I know.

Closer To GOD-

I tell you what, you wanna have an intimate experience with the Almighty? Turn on some good christian music and you shall have exactly that. Alot of times we are just crying out on the inside for more of Jesus. Sometimes we just get into this place where we feel like we are missing something. Christian music can fill that void very quickly. There are times when I just spend time listening and singing gospel music. During those momements I feel as close to God as ever. This is especially true when it comes to songs that sing of his goodness and greatness. Some days a song can just pop into your mind and you know it’s the Lord speaking to you through that song.

Some people don’t know this, but praise is one of the most powerful weapons that we have in spiritual warfare. It is said that praise actually confuses the enemy. Being able to have a song on your heart while going through a test is very helpful. Sometimes we have a favorite song of ours. There are other times when you hear a new song that is right on time for what you are going thru. Funny how that works out. We spend alot of time worrying when were going thru something. I challenge you to take some of that worrying time and trade it for listening to christian music time and watch the results. The bible tells us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 98:4. There’s an easy scripture to obey. It is also a fun and fulfilling scripture to obey. There are countless benefits to enjoying christian music when it comes to our relationship with God.

Some of my favorites-

There are some songs that I have heard throughout my life that have just stuck with me. I’m sure the same has happened to you. Today it is no different. Some of my top christian songs and artist are as follows. Number one for me right now has got to be victory belongs to Jesus by Todd Dulaney. Everytime I hear this song it just stops me dead in my tracks. Not only are the lyrics great and true, but this is just one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. This guy really sings from the heart. Another one I love as an artist is Tamela Mann. You talk about an anointed woman of God. Whether it’s “take me to the king”, or ” God provides”, Mrs. Mann will have you feeling the presence of the Lord in no time. I defintley can not leave out Travis Green. His hit “made a way” is right on the money. He will quickly remind you how able God is to make a way no matter what. Another hit he had is called “intentional”. This is a song that I could jam to no matter where I am. There are far more artists that I love but believe me these are a great few to get the party started.

Surviving time-

Alot of music comes and goes. It is such a beautiful thing to know that Christian music has survived for over 2,000 years. That ought to let us know something right there. Actually it’s been around forever when you really think about it. Just think how many kinds of music have come and gone in our own lifetimes. No matter what happens in this world throughout history Christian music is always adapted and serve a purpose to each and every generation of people. I love some older artists that were before my time. The late Mahalia Jackson, as well as the late James Cleveland just to name a couple. They possessed really special gifts that left marks and continue to leave marks in peoples lives to this day. Most different kinds of music have a certain kind of culture to them that are not really true or good. The message in Christian music has always remained the same all the way down thru time. This is just amazing to me.

Continue to sing-

Imagine a world with no christian music. That would be a sad world. Todays christian music brings joy to the world just as it always has all thru history. It is important to the health of our souls that we keep a song on our hearts at all times. The song can be found throughout the bible. …… With my song I will praise him Psalm 28:7, …….. and they sung as it were a new song before the throne…… Rev14:3, Now therefore write this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. Deut 31:19. I will praise the name Of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanks giving Psalm 69:30. The song has been with Gods people from the very beginning. Whenever we are happy or sad christian music is there to serve a purpose and we would be foolish not to take advantage of it. The next time you are going thru some trials or test I encourage you to put on some of the todays christian music and enjoy the results. As always, I hoped you enjoyed this article.Please a comment and let me know some of your favorite artist and songs. I am here to serve,so please connect with this ministry for any help that you need us. If you would like to bless this ministry please click on the thankyou for being a blessing page above.


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Straight talk on depression by Joyce Meyer review- great choice Healing from the Holy Spirit-

           When it comes to reading books on a certain subject, who better to read it from than an expert. Joyce Meyer is a #1 selling author. I have been reading her materials and being inspired by her for over twenty years. I bought my first package from her when I was nineteen.I’m 41 today and highly recommend this book as a useful tool when battling depression from a spiritual perspective. Straight talk on depression by Joyce Meyers helps you understand where depression comes from. The book also gives you real options to battle depression that won’t leave you feeling like a zombie. You can not go wrong with this purchase.

Knowledge is power-

One of the great things about this work by Joyce is that she calls out depression and exposes it. She does that by helping you to see the enemy. This is hard for most people to do when they are depressed because they are so focused on the actual condition. The illumination of the enemy in this book gives you the motivation and the tools you need to combat the enemy in a very real and aggressive way. Knowledge gained in this book is good for an entire lifetime. Another benefit is that once you apply these strategies and see for yourself that they work, then you can be a blessing and help to someone else. Depression is a very real problem that effects alot of people. The knowledge gained here breaks alot of chains for you and others around you.

The author has suffered as well-

I don’t know if you have ever heard Joyce Meyers testimony before. It’s a painful one to listen to. What this woman went through as a young lady is enough to make me cry. She rose from the ashes of abuse and depression to become one of the most Spirit filled ministers of our generation. I would trust someone who can relate to my struggles and made it through to lead me out as well. There is nothing like working on something that helps someone. Add the fact you have the experience to write the work and you’ve got something special. The results she achieved are available to us to.


The Lord is all over this work by Joyce. One thing I can appreciate is the Spirit being involved as you read and become empowered over the real enemy. This book adds a whole new meaning to the phrase ” let the Lord fight your battles”. As you read each page and chapter you can sense the presence of the Lord comforting and healing you. The anointing will break the yoke. Soon the bondage of the enemy is replaced by the mind of Christ. It quickly becomes apparent what you have to do to keep the enemy away from you. I believe all you have to read the book and the anointing will take care of the rest.

You owe this one to yourself-

Enough is enough. I can not stress to you enough how bad I wish every person who is directly affected by depression could read this book. Take some time out of your busy schedule and get this. The struggle is real. So is the solution to the struggle. Here is real help for a real condition. Try it for yourself don’t just take my word for it. The time has come to kick depression out of our lives for good. I truly believe straight talk on depression is a powerful tool in accomplishing that.

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Bible verses- Gods blessing

God can bless anyone at any time-

Many of us search the bible for that one scripture that is going to change everything. There are scriptures that can set us on fire and motivate us. Preaching or teaching on a certain scripture can have us absolutely addicted when we hear it. The gospel is called the good news after all. The fact of the matter is that the Lord does not need us to know a certain scripture to give us a certain kind of blessing. Truth be told it is the words of the bible as a whole that cause us to abound in blessings. Being so full of the word of God attracts blessings to us. The bible tells us to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. Romans12:2. That same scripture reminds us that once our minds are renewed, we will prove what that good and acceptable will of God is all about. You see, then the Lord constantly pours out not only a blessing, but the blessing out on us. What does blessing mean? It means Gods favor and protection. This is what we have always when we have the mind of Christ. Here are a few more bible verses for Gods blessing.

Abide in me and I in you-

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch can not bear fruit in itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except you abide in me. John 15:4. Magic scriptures do not exist. We can use the scripture to stand against the enemy. We can also use them to exercise our faith. You can not get me to believe I can quote a bible verse and wala,I got what I want. The only way any of this works is to be connected to the source of the blessing. If you want the Lord to move on your behalf then you had better make sure you and he are linked up. we can’t expect anything to happen and not be spending time in prayer, reading, studying, worship etc. To me this is one if of the most important bible verses when you start talking about Godsblessing.


And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13) Do you know how to pray? I hope you do. If you do not it’s ok. Praying is not as complicated as alot of people try to make it. Praying is also far more productive than quoting your favorite verse all day long. You start by entering into his courts with thanksgiving and praise. This means you don’t just start by saying Jesus help me and give me this. You start by basically reminding God of how awesome he is. You may thank him for his mercy and grace. Whatever you decide to say, make sure you say something nice and do it for a while before requesting anything from Jesus. Once you do finally begin to pray to the Lord for what you want or need speak from the heart. We spend so much time searching thru the bible for that magic scripture we don’t even realize all we had to do was pray about it. One thing some of us find frustrating about prayer is how long the answer takes. Sometimes it can take a really long time. Being connected to God like we should be gives us all the confidence we need to know our prayers were heard.

Study to show thyself approved 2ndTimothy 2:15-

Really being blessed by God is simple. Study the word of God and you will be so blessed. I am talking about the kind of blessing that you don’t even think about being blessed anymore, you just are. What field of study is there that you don’t need to study it to apply it. People are always looking for a shortcut instead of putting in the work. What is unique about studying the word of God is that you don’t have to memorize a particular scripture to reap the blessing. It is the time out taken to study that gives us the favor of God. When we study,scripture becomes second nature to us. The moment you stand in need the voice of the Lord will begin talking to you about it. This is a direct result of studying. You won’t need to search for a scripture because you will have it already. I tell you the truth, if you have never taken some real time to study the word you are missing out big time. The state of mind it leaves you concerned about deeper things than being blessed. Gods blessing just comes with the territory. You don’t have to study a certain part either. It can be as simple as going over your church notes day after day. When you tell your brain something over and over it tends to understand it as the truth. So then, when I began to say to my mind every day that all things are possible with God that’s what I believe. I no longer have to force myself to believe it I just do.

Joshua 1:8-

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do all that is written therein: for then thou shall make thy way prosperous, and thou shall have good success.(Joshua1:8) There you have it. The blessing of God does not need to be searched for. It is in every word of the bible. You can also find it by going to church. Put in some work for Jesus and you will find the blessing there as well. All these things accumulate to us keeping our minds constantly on the word of God. Day after day, night after night. In order to receive the blessing of God all we have to do is be in tuned with him. I know for a fact that the blessing we receive in this meditated state of mind is nothing compared to what the Lord will allow you to know and see.

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Do you know your saved ?

First off are you running over-

You know sometimes its easy to forget just how much of the Lord we need in our daily lives. Not spending enough time in the word and prayer can often lead to doubt. I have a quick question for you. Do you know your saved? There have been times in my own life when I was unsure. Many times we equate our good and not so good deeds with whether or not we are saved. Here is something you may or may not know. There is no good or bad that can separate you from Christ once you make the decision to give your life to him. Nor height, nor depth ,nor any other creature , shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans8:39. Before you read any further ,ask yourself how much time do you spend with Jesus? As soon as we get ourselves into a mess we are knee deep in Jesus. I believe the missing ingredient in most of our Christian walks is that knee deep mentality. If we would spend as much time in the Lord as we do when we are in a jam all the time, we would never doubt if we are saved or not. The reason being that what we are filling our inside up with will begin to manifest itself in every area of our lives.

Second is that it is already done-

You know Jesus didn’t just pay the ultimate price for us to toggle back and forth wondering if we are saved or not. Lets be real about it. Do you remember when you received the invite from the Lord to be reconciled to him. He promised us all that he would never leave us or forsake us. For he has said, I will never leave thee or forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5. The promise our God made to us was not one to trick us into saying a repentance prayer. All you have to do is look over your life and you will find Jesus there even when we did not deserve him to be. There are many in the world who argue if you can lose your salvation or not. I sure hope not . I do know this that the Lord will do his best to hold us close. The bible says in Romans 1:28 that “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” Even if we are given over to that mind God still allows us to repent and come back to him. It is never to late until your last breath.

Third of all ,Why risk it-

On that glorious day when Jesus returns I imagine there will be some sad people who did not get saved in life. You know whats worse than going to hell? Worse is if you were saved and then turned your back on God and lived your own life. I can not imagine being in hell knowing at one time you were saved. Now I do not know if that’s possible, but if it is, then why take the chance? Why take any chance with our salvation. Salvation is the most precious thing we posses in this vain life. It is the key to the next life which is eternal life. Let us not waste our life away in sin that leads to damnation. We need to be vigilant when it comes to our souls. Do you know if your saved? Your answer may be no. If that is you then repent right now. Have no doubt at this moment you are indeed is here for you. The goal of this ministry is for people to have access to the church anytime they need it. If you need prayer, understanding, encouragement or even just a conversation about the Lord please leave a comment below and connect with us. Please feel free to bless this ministry by clicking onto our Thanks for blessing this ministry page. God bless you. Don’t doubt.Be or get saved.

When you can not find God

Where is he?

Alot of us get empty on the inside. From time to time it happens. Sometimes we just don’t feel like God is there. Honestly sometimes it feels like he has abandoned us. Being holy is a lifestyle and when we can not see or hear God, well lets just say we begin to ponder. I can’t began to tell you how many times I wondered if The Lord was angry with me. Many of you may remember the story about the footsteps in the sand. That story used to pop up around every corner when I was younger. These days you don’t see it as much. Stories like that tend to stick with us for years after we hear it.

It is at those times

I can tell you from my life experience that when God can’t be found he is very close. Life is so sweet when we hear the voice of the Lord clearly. Great is the feeling of his presence all over and in us. The Lord wants us all to know today that he will never leave us or forsake us. Hebrews 13:5. Life can get hard sometimes. Just when you think you have it all figured out then boom. Dare I say this is testing time? In a perfect world we would have wealth and happiness all the time. We often forget the one we serve is not of this world. John17:14. Neither are we of this world. John15:19. The world hates us. There comes times in this life that our real purpose must be manifested. What do we all fear? Yep, the day when the Lord comes to try our faith. When those times come, then it is time to show him our faith.

As it is written, The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:17. As long as we have our houses,cars, and good jobs it is all good. Let those things be taken away and we will see what we are made of. Do we have faith? Sometimes feeling empty will be a good indicator of if we do or not. Remember we are not of this world. We are not here to basque in the beauty of a cadillac. We are here to be witnesses to others of the glory of God. This task can not be done without faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please him. Hebrews11:6. Next time you are feeling a little on the empty side, exercise a little faith.

Being overwhelmed

Most young people think that once they get old they will be all set. That only works in the movies. Life can be very perplexing at times. The older I get the wiser I get. That is not because of my education, but instead after going through so much. I have had some hard times in my life. My faith in The Lord is what got me through. You would think after going through the hardest time in your life that everything else should be a breeze. Truth be told it gets alot harder. Our faith is increased from the last time we went through the fire. After being tried you have more faith to go through the next test. There are a few people I know who have been through something so bad they became angry with God. That is not the way it is supposed to work. Don’t get me wrong I understand. Losing a child or any loved one for that matter can be devastating. Circumstances and situations arise in life that can just about drive us insane. That is what this world offers. This is especially true for Christians. As long as we are living the way the world does the devil leaves us alone being content on us destroying ourselves.

We have to be careful when we get upset with the Lord. There could be a time when we get so upset that we completely block him out. During those times trouble can get even harder because the enemy does not want us to turn again to God. One thing to remember also is that though we get upset and turn away is that Jesus will always be right there waiting. Once you make your mind up to come back you will find that it could take a while to be filled. Some people when times get hard, they realize that it is time to go back to God. They can often get discouraged because they have to make the changes and sacrifices necessary to get their mind right. After we have turned away from God for so long that is not so easy. The bible says that God rains on the just and the unjust. That means everyone is going to have troubles along the way. The difference with a believer is that we believe Jesus will see us through. People who are not saved do not have that luxury. They must rely on their own mind or become dependent on man to see them thru. The reality is that life is full of things that try to make you go crazy and doubt God. The question is will we allow that to happen or not.

Stop looking and get to work-

Some people recognize they are running on empty and stress themselves trying to find God. People get some advice to try something new. Just because you do something you have never done before does not mean that you will find God any quicker. Here is the real scoop. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah29:13. God is always there. Sometimes we make things way to over complicated. When you are having a hard time finding the Lord a good place to start is where he is. You can bet your bottom dollar you will find Jesus in the word of God. Have you ever started a new workout that has you feeling great? One week later you can’t even bring yourself to continue that workout because it seems like too much work. Our physical bodies hate doing things that benefit us. Reading the word is like that. We can start off reading for a day or two and then stop. Searching for the Lord with all our hearts means spending alot of time with him. The word of God is to our souls what food and water are to our bodies. We can’t survive without it. Spiritually that is.

Call his name-

The name of Jesus is more powerful than we even realize. If your child has wandered off somewhere the first thing we do is call out for them. That happens with every species on Earth. Calling out for the name of Jesus has powerful results. No matter the time of day or the situation. We are the children of God. Add the name of Jesus to anything and you have added help. Alot of us go days or even months without calling his name. It amazes me when something happens we don’t like one of the first things we say is “Jesus”. We say it out of frustration over a certain situation. When we are feeling like the Lord is not with us we should call his name as well. God is our father. He is our sheppard. Sometimes we like lost sheep need to call out so the good sheppard can come and get us. I can not stress to you enough how powerful the name of Jesus is. Call on the name of Jesus when you feel he is not there and watch what happens.

Open your eyes-

The next time you are feeling like Jesus has abandoned you take a look around. This guy is everywhere. He is in your refrigerator. He is in your breath. Jesus is in your health and strength. The Lord is on your job. He is in your car. He is in the house you live in. Take some time to count your blessings today and you will find Jesus is closer than he has ever been. Most of the time when we feel like he is not there we are focused on what we want and not what we need. Everything we want is not good for us to have. Alot of times when we get what we want it turns into a distraction. There is so much to be thankful for today. Remember that there is always someone worse off than you. The difference is you have faith to get thru your situation. Open your eyes he is right there.

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Minister Phil

Parables Jesus Quiz- What I believe

He who has ears to hear let him hear-                    

The bible makes it clear that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation. 2nd Peter 1:20. Many people have taken that scripture and taught that all scripture means the same to everyone. Jesus made it clear in John 6:63 that the words he spoke were spirit. The Lord has a way of dropping a word in your spirit that will give life to your spirit. Have there ever been times that you were dealing with a certain situation and Jesus dropped a parable inside you that changed your whole attitude and outlook on that situation. The word of God is life. It is marrow to the bones. There have been plenty of times the word of God changed the course of my thoughts on a situation. I’m so glad he did. Here are some parables that changed my life. Here is a parables Jesus Quiz and what I believe. Tell me if you agree or disagree.

Matthew 22: 1-14. Parable of the wedding feast.-        

To me this is pertaining to the Jews at first. The Jews were Gods chosen people and blessed among all the people. The bible makes it clear throughout that the Lord held them very dear to him. They were the special guest to the wedding. In the parable, people ignored the invite of the king. They chose to tend to business as usual. These people cared more about their own desires in life than the invitation of the king. The result was that the king became furious and decided to kill them and burn their cities. People today should be made more aware of this part of the parable. How many times has the Lord called us to some work or repentance? Sometimes we ignore that call and find ourselves in a world of trouble as a result.

The next half of this parable is very teachable. Here is a Jesus parable quiz. Do you know what the second half is about? Can you say us? Since the chosen guest did not want to come to the wedding feast, the king invited everyone he could find that would come. Good and bad people were invited. This tells me that when Gods chosen people rejected him, the door was open to anyone who would come. Halejuha!!!. There may be someone out there who does not believe in the Lord. One of the main arguments is “it’s not our fault Adam and Eve sinned”. That is no longer a valid argument. The reason is that God made it right by allowing us all the opportunity to get into heaven. We have the same choice in the end as his chosen people. Do we receive the invitation or reject it?                     

This parable concludes with one of the guest not coming to the wedding dressed properly. The king asked him how he came to the wedding without a wedding garment. The bible says he was speechless. This poor guy was punished. That is putting it mildly. The parable closes by stating that many are called but few are chosen. The point here is that we were offered a great deal of grace by being offered the invitation. Some of us don’t value that invitation. We would rather show up for the benefits without conducting ourselves accordingly. If the king killed the original people he invited, how much more will he punish those shown grace who don’t appreciate it?

Matthew 13:3-9.- Parable of the sower.            

This is by far one of my favorite parables in the bible. Everyone on Earth should be able to understand it. Jesus broke it down himself. It starts off talking about a man who went out to sow seeds into the ground. First he sewed some by the wayside and the birds came and ate it up. The seed is in reference to the word of God sown in our hearts. The seed that fell by the wayside was the word sown in someones heart who had no understanding. Fowls are in reference to the devil who comes and takes that word away as soon as it is gotten.               

The next batch of seed fell into stony ground. This stony ground is in reference to a place where the word can actually grow. Just because it grows does not mean it will take root. Jesus said when the sun came up the plant was scorched. Since the plant was not rooted it withered away. Some of us receive the word and set out to do good with it. We can get by for a while. The moment trouble arises for what we believe in, we can’t stand because we are not deeply rooted in Christ. I have dealt with both of these parables in my lifetime. This one is particularly frustrating . Many times in life I have been delivered and overcame obstacles in my life. Just as the parable says, when trouble arose for the good in my life I often ran back to things .                              

Some seed fell among thorns. This is what I like to call level three in my walk. By level three, we almost got it. The word is sown, and even takes root. We begin to see fruit. There is evidence of breakthrough. We are probably doing some work in the name of Jesus by now. That’s when the thorns start to grow. Jesus said that the thorns choked out the fruit. Here is truth if I have ever seen it. How many times has a new job come along to put an end to time spent with God? All of a sudden we just can’t seem to get back to church. We are too tired to read and study. It just amazes me how a parable from 2,000 years ago can be so  be so oago can be so  be so on point today.                                                           

Oh yeah- The good ground.

Lucky for us who stay at it, some seed falls into good ground. We have to remember that the seed is the word of God. I tell people all the time to just keep on reading and studying. There is no way the word of God won’t change your life for the better. Jesus said that some seed fell into good ground and brought forth fruit. Some brought 30 fold,60,fold, even 100 fold. Fruit does come forth. Some may be in your family. Some may be on your job. There could even be fruit in your brain. Fruit, fruit and more fruit in all areas of your life. I believe that in order to get this fruit you have to sew it first. A little seed may fall by the ways side, but eventually some will fall into good ground. 


Parables of Jesus are fact-

We live in the very last days. Some people still do not believe Jesus Christ is the son of God. There is so much that he gave to this world. Even if you don’t believe in him, there is no denying the wisdom he left us. These are truths that make us wiser and better prepared today. The day is coming when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is indeed the son of the living God. In the meantime I will be right here applying these parables in my life. I hope that you will to. I would love to hear what you think of these parables. Let me know if I missed anything. Please let me know how these parables have affected your own life. Leave a comment below and as always is here to serve. If you need prayer or just need to talk Jesus one on one I am always available. God bless you. 



REDEEMING  Doing something that compensates for poor past     performance or behavior.             

I tell you the truth. Where in the world would we be if not for the redeeming power of Jesus? My life alone couldn’t even imagine. Some people do not comprehend this aspect of the power of God. Many of us focus on the future of heaven. Some of us run after the peace of God. Some of us turn to the Lord when we want or need something. All of those things are available from Jesus. I find it a little interesting that people have so much faith in the Lord for all these things, however when we make a bad choice or mistake that pulls us down we have no clue how to get back up. During life so long on Earth most of us who walk with the Lord know where to find our answer. Some people just can not figure out how to get back up.

Jesus died on the cross at Calvary in case you did not know. One of the biggest reasons and results was the redemption of our souls. Jesus redeemed us that day. He did it in more ways than one. First and foremost Jesus redeemed our souls from the penalty of sin. God also gave us the power to believe in him to pick us up when we fall. The redemption of our lives here on Earth is a big part of our salvation. Sometimes we really go thru it. During those times our minds go in all kinds of directions. Remember that Jesus redeemed us on Calvary that day. This is not a fairy tale. This is the real deal.

The power is in us-         

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; John14:16. The comforter is the Holy Spirit. This Holy Spirit that lives on the inside of believers packs a mean punch. There was a time in my personal life when it was really tough. A couple of poor decisions really backed me into a corner. During that time I can’t help but to remember the mental strain. My mind was going a million miles an hour. All the thinking and worrying in the world did not result in any answers. Peace was also not coming my way. There was a moment one day during that time a voice from within me spoke. The voice asked me a question. ” What about me “? That was the question. Once that question was asked, my mind began to think again. This time my mind began to think about how Jesus redeemed me in the past. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to you remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26. From that moment on I began to get in my word and pray. Things did not change overnight but they did change. The first thing that changed was the peace I now had on the inside. Having peace about any situation you going thru is huge. The peace brings a balance between the problem and the mind. Problems plus worry equals overwhelming. Peace plus problems equals things will be fine in due time. Our minds appreciate peace. Once peace is in you, the Prince of Peace can do his thing.

Use the tools!!!!                      

Oh what needless pain we bear. The fact that we know we have been redeemed is not enough. Everytime we fall we need to roll our sleeves up and get to work. The quicker we stop worrying and start worshiping the quicker we can get back up. Let’s say my car needs fixing. In order to fix it I need a socket wrench. Instead of the socket wrench I use a flat head screwdriver. That is the wrong tool, and the job is going to be next to impossible to get done. Worrying about our fall from grace is the same thing. We waste so much time stressing in our minds that we can’t find the answer. When you have lost you job, been evicted, or even abandoned its go time. Immediately get on you knees and cry out for the Lord to redeem you. Simply tell him what’s going on. Be sure to end you prayer in the name of Jesus. Once you are done praying, listen to you favorite gospel hits. Praising God in the midst of our struggles really touches our Fathers heart. When the music is finished, read some scripture. Don’t forget to go to church. It may be bible study, prayer night, or even Sunday morning. Focus on doing these things and you redemption will be here before you know what hit you. Even from the days of you fathers ye are gone away from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Malachi 3:7

Redemption of the soul-        

There are alot of people out there today who are not sure if they will make it in. These include believers and nonbelievers as well. Living a life will guarantee we will all sin at some point. Being blessed to live a long life is great. That blessing also gives you more chances to get wrapped up in alot more mess. I met a guy once who had a teardrop tattooed under his eye. He told me that he could never make it to heaven because he had killed someone and it was too late for him. That guy had the most surprised look on his face when I told him that was not true. The truth is all sin under heaven is able be forgiven with one exception. Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: But the blasphemy against the HolyGhost shall not be forgiven unto men. Matthew 12:31.

Please don’t think that it is too late for you. Life has a way of making you doubt a little as we get older. The longer you go on the more there is to look back on. Jesus paid the ultimate price on that cross for you redemption as well as mines. There is no sin that is bigger than another. There is hope for us all at the cross. All the Lord requires of us is to repent of our sins and believe on his name. That’s our part for the redemption of our souls. It’s a done deal. We just have to receive it. Jesus has done his part. The real question is will we do ours. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Hebrews 9:12.

 Victory is ours-         

Without this free gift of redemption I would have lost my mind a long time ago. Think about you own life as well. Do you remember when you called on the Name of the Lord in you darkest hour? Did he deliver or not? Jesus is still the same today and he is ready to redeem you again. Do you need redemption? Are you looking for a way out? Receive you victory today. Reach out to Jesus. Tell him all about it. No one else may want to care about what you going thru, but I can assure you Jesus does. The time for you to be redeemed is here. Wake up out of you slumber and stop stressing. Your victory can be found in the name of Jesus.
He sent redemption unto his people: he has commanded his covenant forever holy and reverend is his name. Psalms 111:9.  Please feel free to comment below and or contact us for prayer or assistance in anyway at


Christianity Yoga Conflict – No doubt.

I was amazed .

There are a few people I know who are into yoga. I always thought it was just a nice relaxing exercise that helped people relax. This is somewhat true. It was what else I found out in my research that absolutely blew me away. There is definitely good reason to believe that there is at least the possibility of a Christianity yoga conflict. I’m not one of those Christians who believes that everything that you do is bad if Jesus is not involved. However, if what I am into has possible spiritual consequences I will do my due diligence. There is more than one thing that amazed me. Perhaps two of the most mind blowing things were the amount of money the industry creates, and the amount of people involved. The demographic is eye-catching as well.

Spiritual Side –            

Most of the time when attending church I hear alot of talk about how other religions are not true. Something usually gets said like Buddha can’t do it or Muhammad is not alive etc. The people in attendance usually let out a strong amen which usually means they are in agreement. One word that continuously pops up in yoga research is Hinduism. Hinduism is arguably the oldest religion on Earth. While I certainly am not an expert on Hinduism, it does not take a genius to figure out that it is not Christianity. Knocking what someone else believes in is not my motive here. A world where everyone was saved would be great. That’s not the way the world works though. The point being made here is that these are two different religions or beliefs and that’s not something our Lord taught us to be a part of. The reality of yoga is that its origins and teachings are bases on Hinduism beliefs. Yoga may be very relaxing, but it conflicts with Christianity and that is a fact. Then said Jesus unto him, get the hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.Matt4:10.

The percentage of people involved with yoga-         

One of the most mind blowing realities I learned while researching this topic was the explosion of people involved with yoga from the early 80s until now. There were roughly about nine million or so people practicing yoga in the early 80s. Today there are almost 40 million people practicing it. A yoga businessman should be very happy. That number is almost certainly guaranteed to grow. The thing that really gets me is wondering just how many of those people are supposed to be born again believers. Even if it was only half that number, then 20 million people would be practicing Christianity and Hinduism at the same time. You should probably know that all the numbers given above are only referring to the United States of America. The number of people practicing yoga around the world could be even higher than 300 million. Again I am not here to knock what works for 300 million people. This is simply a few facts I feel the Lord our God would like to make you aware of. No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye can not serve God and mammon. Luke 16:13.

Let’s Talk Money-            

As of right now the American yoga industry accounts for over 10 billion dollars a year. This sounds like an incredible investment opportunity to me. Imagine how much it accounts for worldwide. These numbers are staggering. Four private 30 minute yoga sessions can run you about as much as two hundred dollars. Alot of the prices go up and down depending on what area you stay in. I can just picture some yoga addicted person dishing out about eight hundred a month for private sessions. This is a great opportunity to remind you that the charge of a private or public Jesus session is zero dollars. Some people probably would argue that they don’t mind spending the money because Jesus does not work for them. That is a reasonable argument. Try spending as much time and money in the name of Jesus as you do in yoga and you will probably change your mind. A beginners kit for a yoga student cost about twenty-six dollars. A beginners kit for Jesus cost zero dollars. The yoga mat you need when you go to your session will run you about ten dollars. The seat at church or wherever you decide to worship is free of charge. A walk in student at a yoga class will pay between twelve and fifteen dollars. Walk into any church or worship service absolutely free. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:freely ye have received, freely give. Matt 10:8.

The Demographic.              

The demographic was very interesting to me as well. The majority of people who are involved with yoga make over 70,000 dollars a year. Study shows that the majority of people who regularly practice yoga have a college degree. I couldn’t help but wonder how many of those people prayed to the Lord for their opportunity. When they got blessed they must have decided God was no longer enough for what they needed. Come unto me all, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28.

Many of us while we are believing in God to change our lives for the better do everything we need in order for him to bless us. After we have received the blessing we run off and seek other things to satisfy us. I personally believe the Lord is all we need. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for the: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2nd Corinthians 12:9. The amount of people age 65 and over is proven to be the biggest age group not represented as much in yoga participation. One has to believe and hope that they are probably set on what has gotten them thru all those years.

My Hope            

This is not an attempt to crush any positive energy you get from participating in yoga. I hope that my brothers and sisters out there who are born again believers will atleast give the possible Christianity and yoga conflict some thought. God has been so good to us. When we did not see a way he made one. While our bodies failed us he healed us. While our families were broken he fixed them. While we were worried to death he gave us perfect peace. The list goes on and on. What if Jesus favored our bad situations and problems more than us? What if he blessed our enemies to keep doing us wrong while giving us a little time now and then? 

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father but by me. John 14:6 . I am sure there are plenty people who will agree and disagree with this article. Please feel free to leave your honest comments below and perhaps we can share our opinions with each other. I look forward to your feedback.

Is JESUS Real?- Of course.

My how times have changed –   

Is JESUS real ? If I would have walked the streets just twenty years ago and asked that question most people would have said yes. They would have probably looked at me like I must be crazy for asking that . I can remember being younger ( im now 41 ) and anywhere you mention the name of JESUS would just change everything for the better . If people noticed the spirit of GOD on you they had a certain respect for you . There was a time when you could use the word of the Lord to encourage and uplift just about anyone you came into contact with . I look back on those days now and see just how much the times have changed.

For me a life long believer , to be able to help someone using the spirit of GOD is a great feeling. However as I try to help people now days alot of them actually want to know , is JESUS real ? Even while Im ministering to some people they have this look on their face thats screaming out . They are screaming out , is JESUS real ? There are plenty of reasons for this question . Alot of people especially the younger ones have not come up as exposed to JESUS as we were . Alot of people these days just dont believe like people did just decades ago . We have to be careful these days . I can remember a time when speaking at school or work concerning JESUS bought alot of favour . These days you can get expelled and even fired from work for saying certain things . So lets answer the question , Is JESUS real ?

What did JESUS say ?    

Luke 24:23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. Even in the days that JESUS walked the Earth people still did not believe he was who he said . Even after all the healings . Even after all the miracles they still did not believe .Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death . The fact of the matter is that whether we believe or not JESUS is still very much alive . Some people just have a hard time believing that . I totally get it . We live in a time when seeing is believing . John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake .

Jesus said even if you dont believe that JESUS is who he claims to be then just look at his works . Even some 2,000 years after the physical death of JESUS his spirit still continues to do an abundant amount of amazing works . You can go on any continent in the world and find something JESUS is responsible for doing . Whoever he did it for may not even be aware of who it was that helped them . How many alcholics has the Lord delivered from the bottle ? How many drug addicts has the Lord JESUS delivered from that drug ? Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? Thats not even including the healings , near death expieriences , financial blessings and ways outta no ways he has made . All that said there are still many who dont believe and feel justified not to.

2ndpeter Chapter 3 : 3-8 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation . For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

What does man say     

One of the main reasons people dont believe as much as they used to is due to science . Now dont get me wrong science is responsible for many good things . Man today does not believe in something if it is not scientifically proven to be.Science is a systematic enterprise that creates, builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. Contemporary science is typically subdivided into the natural sciences which study the material world, the social sciences which study people and societies, and the formal sciences like mathematics. One thing I dont see in this definition is the testing of the spirit of JESUS . Science is great but its no replacement for the all knowing . Another belief of alot of people is atheism . People can certainly believe what they want . Thats one of the things that makes living in America so great . Atheist dont believe that there is A GOD period . For some people not believing in anything or any purpose is easier for them . More power to those who are atheist but with all due respect , of course you dont believe JESUS is real . In order to have a relationship with JESUS we must believe that he is . Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. One of the more common things I hear people ask these days is , if there is A GOD why is there so much suffering in the world . One thing people should always remember about the suffering in the world is that JESUS is the Pince of Peace . Satan however is the prince of this world . John 15:19.

What DO I SAY, Is he or no ?   

I know for a fact JESUS is real . Where should I began ? I could start with the many times the enemy has tried to end my life . During my first ever car wreck at the age of 14 I could have easily died . The driver of the car had lost control of the car and was headed straight for a light pole . The last thing I remember as I stared at the lightpole with no seatbelt on was looking at the back door and then blacking out . Later on I learned that I jumped out the car in mid air . Something or someone got me out of that car that day . Everyone else in the car suffered very substantial injuries . I was out the hospital a few hours later . JESUS certainly saved me that day . Should I tell you about the number of times I have called on JESUS to save me after situations that I got my ownself into ? I will give you a great example . When I was alot younger I got myself into some serious trouble with the law . I had to go away for almost two years . During this time I had virtually no contact with any family or friends . Having JESUS as all I had in my life forced me to spend a crazy amount of time in prayer ,reading , studying ,working and worshipping GOD . There were so many things JESUS gave and showed me during this time you wouldnt even have time to read it all . One of the things that amazed me during this time was the amount of favour people showed me . I would literrally have people walk up to me and give me things as I sat there thinking about the need or want for those things . There were also times when the spirit of the Lord would reveal things to me well in advance of them actually happening . When I got out of that situation it was amazing to watch the doors JESUS opened up to me even though these doors from a worldly prespective should have been slammed shut . Yes JESUS is definiteley real if you ask me .

Please See For Yourself

You may be one of those people who are at a crossrads . I have been there plenty of times . Fortunatley for me the Lord has done so much for me in my life I could not stop believing if I wanted to . You have probably had someone preach to you or encourage you . It may sound kind of appealing but your just not sure . If I could only tell you one truth it would be 1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him . In order to believe in something or someone we have to know what or who they are , and make no mistake about it JESUS is love . If your wondering if he is real or not spend some genuine time with him and watch what happens . AS always please leave your comments and or email below because we here at would love the oppurtunity to fellowship with you . I am personally always here to pray with you and anything else I can do in the name of our Lord JESUS CHRIST .