Friday, January 28, 2011

Upside Down and Turned Around

Have you ever felt as though your life is upside down and turned around? I know my life was that and a lot worse for approximately twenty eight years.
We think that our daily struggles here in America are great considering the economy and unemployment being so high, but to live in a nation where there is very little clean drinking water and medicine, and virtually no security for life or possessions as in many nations which are ruled by evil tyrants or dictators life would be a real struggle that most of us here in America could never imagine.

“Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.”

The following email message comes from a Brother in Christ.

Mike Bell Mike

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." (Psalm 55:23)

One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God at her heart. She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution but, the change in her was evident. As time went on she became a faithful member of the church. She eventually became involved in the ministry teaching young children.
It was not very long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye and heart of the pastor's son. The relationship grew and they began to make wedding plans.
This is when the problems began. You see, about one half of the church did not think that a woman with a past such as hers was suitable for a pastor's son. The church began to argue and fight about the matter. So they decided to have a meeting. As the people made their arguments and tensions increased, the meeting was getting completely out of hand.
The young woman became very upset about all the things being brought up about her past. As she began to cry the pastor's son stood to speak. He could not bear the pain it was causing his wife to be.
He began to speak and his statement was this: "My fiancees’s past is not what is on trial here. What you are questioning is the ability of the Blood of Jesus to wash away sin. Today you have put the Blood of Jesus on trial."

Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a weapon against our brothers and sisters. Forgiveness is a very foundational part of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood of Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely then it cannot cleanse us completely. If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of trouble.
What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus! End of case! This should challenge us to realize that the Saving Blood of Jesus was first packaged in a Baby in a Manger!

The Degree of Your Obedience
The Degree of Your Empowering



There is nothing - ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN ALL THE UNIVERSE - as awesome as the precious cleansing Blood of Christ Jesus.

Man can only believe in what he see, for what is seen is only temporary and that which is not seen is eternal. This is a hard thing to understand, man believes in gravity which is seen only through its effect on falling objects. We breathe in oxygen, yet oxygen is not seen and if the room that we are in lacks oxygen we quickly realize this as we struggle to breathe.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. True knowledge of spiritual things comes from accepting Jesus Christ as our LORD and SAVIOR and for greater growth in this spiritual knowledge we read the Holy Scriptures and with the help of the Holy Spirit we receive greater knowledge of a Sovereign God that would go to enormous limits to reach a harden heart.
God's promises are for real and if we confess our sins and accept Jesus as our LORD and SAVIOR we are cleansed by His precious Blood. Jesus says our sins are removed as far as the East is from the West and He promises to remember our sins no more.
The joy of knowing the truth of His great message of Salvation is beyond measure, for He sees us as a new creation in His eyes.

In other words, as with me, God will turn your life right side up and He can deliver you from the most difficult situations to experience true joy in your life even through troubling times.

Hallelujah, Thank You Jesus