Happy hour or Happy life

snoopyhappydance Ok, it’s coming to that time in the day when work is about to wind up and you look at the clock thinking happy hour. 

Then another day; the same routine and the same thought; happy hour; my question is why are so many people living for the happy hour when there is so much to live for in the happy life? 

I remember having a conversation with someone who shared with me that as a child their dad would take him to church every Sunday. Then it stopped and he continued then he stopped simple because he did not understand why he was attending church. In essence what was the point and this maybe the same story many of you can relate to as well or not.  

However, every one of us gets the attendance of worship service incorrect; none of us can attend church because church is supposed to be within us. The only way church can truly be within us is that JESUS must reside within us. What it is that we are doing is attending a fellowship with believers in JESUS CHRIST. Let us not keep from fellowshipping with one another; Heb. 10:20-25. We are to collectively meet together with one mind and heart in CHRIST JESUS praising JESUS and reading scriptures as we listen and learn how to apply the Word of GOD to our lives. As well as find out or be reminded as to who we are in CHRIST JESUS. 

So when we come to JESUS CHRIST we become the church and we begin to forgive because JESUS is a forgiver, Mt. 9:5 and we begin to love because JESUS loves, Mt. 22:37. When we are a part of the body 1 Cor. 12:27 we have the ability to love our enemies as well as pray not prey but pray for those who come against us but also pray for GOD to develop us so that we can see ourselves as we need to be seen and to hear ourselves as we need to be heard as CHRISTians. 

Many of us live in a fantasy world thinking that we are sinless, that nothing is wrong with us, that we don’t require a grooming and polishing from the Word of GOD. Some of us don’t realize that we are legalistic and this pushes people away; every time you are around it’s Don’t. There are some of us who are critical not realizing that everything you say and do is perfect. Grace is nowhere to be found in our relationship with JESUS and we wonder why we can’t get people in our family to come to church with us or want to know JESUS. 

People have heavy hearts for various reasons and GOD has in place people who know just how to touch those people. If you are not one of them; the best thing you can do is be loving and kind.  

Stop working to please JESUS because the very best work we can do is rest in JESUS. Matthew 11:28 instructs us to come to JESUS; this involves motion, we must move towards HIM. The next thing is that you must be a worker and tired; you are religious; stop it, you can’t work enough charities, you can’t run to every conference or event, ministry meeting and such. All these self efforts will get us nowhere; JESUS desires for us to rest and trust in HIM. If you don’t attend every conference or event you will not lose your place in heaven; once you come to JESUS you are sealed.

Our life must be balanced in CHRIST JESUS; we are renewed in CHRIST JESUS. In HIM we are new creations, our old nature is dead and gone, and you have new passions, 2 Cor. 5:17. But if you don’t know this then you will live the same old dead tired life looking for the next happy hour. 

You must allow JESUS to come inside of you and live so that you may live a happy life; better yet, a life full of abundant joy; Ps. 16:11.

 

We must come to JESUS because JESUS is coming to us and in HIS coming to us; HE cleanses us from all our sins. HE cleanse us whiter than snow and becomes our LORD and Savior; John 6:37 and Is. 1:18.  

I believe the time has come for some to exchange the happy hour of the devil for the happy life in JESUS.

Accept and Believe

We bebop along in this life for a short time without a care in this world. Then peer pressure begins to surface in our intimate world. It can begin as early as day care or pre-school years. We do what we are not sure that we should be doing or what we know not to do. All for the sake of being liked or fitting in.

We accept and believe what we are told by our peers over what we have been taught in a home where hopefully there is some wholesome structure.

Then…bam, bang and boom; we begin to get caught up in a lifestyle that has overtaken us. We are drowning in everything that we trusted that had been told to us by our peers. We are overcome by disobedience; thinking you knew it all; having all the answers.

Knowing that if you could; you would run as far away from this despair. That you would never do what you are caught up in ever again if you could only get free from the trap that you are in.

Well it all comes down to the continuation of trusting in yourself, your cohorts, your lifestyle or JESUS CHRIST. You see the Only person you can Truly Trust is TRUTH HIMself and that’s JESUS The CHRIST.

For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whosoever believeth in HIM will not perish, but have everlasting life. Do you want to be that whosoever?

JESUS is whom GOD exalted with HIS right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins.

JESUS is being preached to you so that you will know the forgiveness of sins.

To open your eyes and to turn you from darkness to light, and from the power of satan unto GOD, that you may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith that is in JESUS.

In JESUS we have redemption through HIS blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of HIS grace.

Reference Scripture:

John 3:16; Acts 5:31, 13:38, 26:18; Ephesians 1:7

 

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In need of Love?

Some of us are born into unloving families.

Some of us enter into unloving relationships.

Some of us have unloving marriages.

Some of us are ashamed to seek out the love we once had because of our life choices that has brought us great shame. So we find ourselves in strange and lonely places where there is no love and it’s a cold, hard place.

 I don’t need to go into detail about the abuse you have been victimized by. I don’t need to go into detail about the abuse you have put yourself through just to escape the frustration and pain. You’ll do anything to forget and feel for a tiny moment in time just a simple ounce of love or what you think is love from others. Just so you can have that closeness; a connection but you know in your heart of hearts that yet again you are being victimized or you are victimizing. You have become angry, bitter, cold, distant and hard. These are your tools of survival in a world that is the throne of satan to you unaware.

 However, I have some Good News; Somebody does actually Love you. Somebody has been looking just for you. Somebody has spoken to you before and you may have turned a deaf ear to HIM. None the less HE’s still after you. HE’s not given up on you because you are worth coming after.

 JESUS is HIS name and HE loves you! HE has people in place willing to help you who will love you also. They will not condemn you. They will show you a Love letter JESUS wrote just to you with your name literally written. They will also show you scriptures of promises to you; who you are to JESUS; who you can be in JESUS.

 All JESUS asks is that you trust in HIM. If and when you trust in JESUS you will find your life transforming all because of love. Trust causes one to love and love causes one to trust more.

Trust in The LORD GOD with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge HIM; then HE will give you direction. Proverbs 3:5-6

For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in HIM may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed. John 3:16

Yes, this is the will of MY FATHER: that all who see the Son and trust in HIM will have eternal life, and that I will raise them up on the Last Day.” John 6:40

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in GOD, believe also in ME. I will come again and receive you to MYyself; that where I am, there you may be also. JESUS said to him, “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life. No one comes to the FATHER except through ME. John 14:1, 3, 6

The MESSIAH may live in your hearts through your trusting. Also I pray that you will be rooted and founded in HIS love. Ephesians 3:17

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Hitler vs You

Since the resetting of the clock on Calvary; there has been no other man known to man that we can all consider greater in wickedness other than Hitler. The second in the running is maybe Charles Manson or maybe he is considered the craziest. I don’t know.

However, the picture I want to paint here; is that these two men in their depravity was and is really no different from you and I. Hitler was a sinner and Charles Manson is a sinner. I don’t know if Hitler died in his sin but if he did I assure you he is burning in hells fire. Charles Manson still has a chance just as you do.

These should be sobering thoughts to you. You see; it’s not your drinking, drugging and smoking that makes you a sinner. It’s sin that makes you a sinner. Sin causes us to do all and everything that we should not do.

Our beautiful bodies do not belong to us; well especially those of us who belong to JESUS. “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from GOD, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify GOD in your body and in your spirit, which are GOD’s,” 1 Cor. 6:19-20.

Understand this; we condemn our bodies with the abuse of alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, food and sexual immorality. The abuse of alcohol causes us to become alcoholics and the abuse of drugs cause us become drug addicts. However the scriptures tell us the following.

  • When you are drunk / inebriated / intoxicated; you become uncovered
  • When you are drunk / inebriated / intoxicated; you are stubborn, rebellious and disobedient
  • When you are drunk / inebriated / intoxicated; you stagger in your own vomit; lean; fall; reel backward and forward
  • When you are drunk / inebriated / intoxicated; will come to lose everything; sleep anywhere; dress in rags; filled with sorrow, horror and desolation
  • When you are drunk / inebriated / intoxicated; you are a fool; your beauty fades
  • When you over eat you can eat yourself into poverty
  • When you over eat you are stubborn, rebellious and disobedient
  • When you over eat you bring shame
  • When you over eat you become lazy
  • Sexual Immorality [you can read for yourselves]; get angry with JESUS because I did not say so.

No person in their right mind would willingly corrupt the house of GOD. We prove to ourselves how much love and respect we have for ourselves just by doing this to our own bodies. We are to love ourselves greatly. If we abuse ourselves how can we truly love others?

Now back to Hitler or Manson; GOD did not want to see Hitler go to hell if that’s where he went because I don’t know and neither do you. GOD does not want to see Manson go to hell any more than HE wants to see you go to hell. Manson still has a chance to get it right with CHRIST JESUS and be forgiven of all his sins and enter into heaven. I want that every CHRISTian should want that because JESUS wants that. As for you there is something that you can do right where you are and that is to trust in J-E-S-U-S.

JESUS will save you right where you are. JESUS will forgive you right where you are. JESUS doesn’t care about what you have done all HE cares about is you.

Look JESUS has seen you before HE created the very first angel; planets; vegetation, animals, anything and everything. JESUS saw you; nothing you think, say or do surprises HIM. HE is not shocked by what you have done or what you will do.

JESUS loves you and wants to heal you; JESUS wants to deliver you from sin, hell and yourself. Won’t you trust in HIM today?

Let’s get real; you’ve tried everything else; it’s time to stop trying and just surrender to CHRIST and allow HIM to handle life for you. I’m not promising a rose garden what I’m promising you is the promises JESUS has been offering for two thousand and four-teen years. And none of HIS promises have ever failed; no one who has ever given their entire heart to JESUS has every walked away from HIM. Many have left lifestyles, cults and addictions for JESUS. You can be one also.

JESUS is patiently waiting on you and so am I. I will be blogging and publishing magazines until JESUS return or until I join JESUS. Because I want to tell you about JESUS.

Ref. Scriptures:

Gen. 9:21; Deut. 21:20; Job 12:25; Prvbs. 23:21; 26:9; 28:7; Is. 19:14; 24:20; 28:1; Ez. 23:33; Tit. 1:12 {sex: Mt. 5:32, 19:9; Acts 15:20,29; 21:25; Rom. 1:29; 1 Cor. 5:1-9; 6:13-18; 7:2; 10:8; 1 Thess. 4:3; Jude 7; Rev. 2:14, 20-21; 9:21}

Are you really sure?

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How many of you believe you are going to heaven just because you believe you are a good person?

Well, I’m here to tell you the truth; it’s a lie that we’ve been told and that we believed. No person will ever enter into heaven on the merits of being a good person for this simple reason.

JESUS said in Lk.18:19 “Why do you call ME good? No one is good but ONE; that is GOD.” So unless we are the Most High GOD and we are not there is nothing good about us.

What if GOD HIMself asked us individually why HE should allow us into heaven? What would we say? Could any of us answer without hesitation or uncertainty for just a second of a moment? Be honest with yourself.

The thing is the answer is in the Bible and people like myself spend their lives telling others about the Good News about how to be sure that we get into heaven and how to enjoy all that heaven has for us right here on earth before we leave earth. We don’t have to wait for any great bye and bye; what the heck is that anyway?

I want and you should  want too all that GOD has to offer us right here and now. And did you know that’s just what GOD wants to give us? Yes, JESUS came to give us the abundance of life; HE is our Great Overcomer so we can be called Overcomers as well.

Let me tell you something; the flesh is temporary; when we die its going back to the dust regardless of how it’s gotten rid of through burial or cremation. The soul is what needs an eternal home and we are the ones who are responsible for providing a home for our souls. If we don’t trust in JESUS our soul will be tormented forever in hell. Then there is the spirit which is eternal; this will live regardless. We are a tri-part being flesh (dust of the ground); soul (mind, will and emotional) and spirit (GOD breathed).

1John 5:13 tells us that we do have eternal life.

Salvation is our free gift; we can’t earn it and we don’t deserve it. No amount of personal effort in works we put forth will matter to GOD. Religiosity is a cult but a personal relationship with the SON of GOD who is The CHRIST; JESUS is HIS name is what matters to GOD.

Every single human born on the planet with the exception of JESUS was born a sinner. Romans 3:23 tells us that all have sinned and we have all fallen short of the glory of GOD.

We can’t change ourselves totally I don’t care how many self-help books we read; classes we attend; programs we watch or self effort we attempt cold turkey. There is only so much change we can accomplish outwardly. A true and complete change comes from the inward man and that requires someone greater than us. The qualifications to change ourselves is as follows; Matthew 5:48, you must be perfect, just as your FATHER in heaven is perfect. James 2:10, Whoever will keep the whole law/commandments (800+) and breaks just one; is guilty of breaking them all. Now most of us are unaware that in the Old Testament there are so many commandments; most of us know that there are only 10 Commandments. And guess what; no one keeps just (1) one of those ten.

But there is such great hope for us; GOD has such a great love for us. This is why HE sent us HIS precious beloved SON JESUS. GOD is merciful, HE doesn’t want to punish us; HE doesn’t want to see us go to hell. That place was not designed with us in mind and we should not want to go there.

GOD loves _____, 1 John 4:8; put your name in the blank space. I have loved _____with an everlasting love, Jeremiah 31:3.

However, although the bible is a love letter to those who trust in JESUS; it’s also a warning to those who refuse to trust in JESUS. GOD said that HE will not clear the guilty; Exodus 34:7. The soul who sins will die; Ezekiel 18:4.

Now dear ones GOD solved this sin problem for us all we have to do is believe what the bible is telling us is true. Believe what people like me is telling you is true.

Let me introduce my beloved big brother to you.

This is JESUS the GOD-Man! In the beginning JESUS was the WORD and the WORD was with GOD and the WORD became flesh and was named JESUS and lived here on earth. John 1:1-14

Now let me tell you some of the things HE did while HE was here on the earth. JESUS died on the cross for you and me; in doing this HE alone paid the full penalty for our sins and then three days later HE rose from the grave in complete in victory.

Unfortunately humans are like sheep; we are easily led astray; we have turned every one of us to our own way and the LORD has laid on HIMself the sin of us all. Isaiah 53:6

GOD hates our sins not us! Please get that through your heads; it’s our actions not us. Don’t you love or like people but don’t like what they do?

GOD hates our sins but because HE loves us so very much; HE placed each and every one of our sins on HIS beloved SON JESUS. CHRIST took them all; if you can name them JESUS took them and even those you can’t name. They were all nailed to HIS precious body on that cross for you and me.

So, now are you ready to take the gift GOD has for you? I would love for you to take the most expensive gift you will ever in your mortal life will ever receive. Are you ready to make the most important decision you will ever make in your entire life? Yes, no, maybe so? Well let me leave you with how to get the gift; what makes you eligible for this great precious gift?

Faith / Trust

This is the key that opens the door to heaven. Don’t use your intellect; meaning that you believe certain historical facts. The bible tells us that even the devil believes in GOD; did you know that he once lived in the heavens with GOD? This is why he believes in him Is.14:12-21. So your confessing GOD or believing in GOD is just not enough.

It’s not enough for us to have temporary faith; meaning we can’t keep crying out to GOD when things go wrong in our lives. When catastrophes in the world happen and so on and we don’t see answers the way we think they should be answered. Then we have no faith; then the next cry; I need money and so on. These are things we should have faith /trust in JESUS for.

So in order to get the correct faith / trust we have to trust in Saving Faith. GOD sent HIS SON JESUS to save us from our sins. JESUS alone is the only Way; Truth and Life; John 14:6.

Believe – Trust in the LORD JESUS CHRIST and you will be saved; Acts 16:31

Is Forgiveness Important?

redeemed-and-forgiven   My answer is a LOUD yes! It’s in the blood that JESUS poured out for me and this evil, sinful and wicked world for the forgiveness of sins. GOD the FATHER has promised and given JESUS to us the world to forgive us of our sinful ways.

In the trusting of JESUS; in the acceptance and belief of JESUS we get in full measure deliverance, we are saved from our spiritual enemy and our natural enemies who run after us and hate us. JESUS is truth and makes true and show us mercy, compassion and kindness. JESUS fulfills HIS covenant with us.

In the knowledge of JESUS forgiveness; we share with others the forgiveness and remission of sins. Because now we have a changed heart a forgiving heart that is filled with tender mercies and loving kindness.

JESUS the CHRIST suffered died and rose again on the third day for you and myself. HE did not do it for HIMself; HE was not sinful; JESUS had no sin even on the cross sin did not enter into HIS body. Sin was placed on top of HIS body that’s a huge difference.

JESUS said in (Mt. 4:17) “Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.” This work that was being accomplished for you and me is that repentance for the forgiveness of sins that we all must want to partake in. And that we all should want to tell other in the name of JESUS from nation to nation. Just living in America we don’t have to leave because we are going to meet and know people from other nations and that’s our way of speaking to other nations.

JESUS was exalted and HIS FATHER had JESUS to sit on HIS right hand side which is an acknowledgement of strength and power. The FATHER exalted JESUS to Prince, Leader, Savior, Deliverer and Preserver. JESUS grants order, repentance, forgiveness and releases mankind from sin if only mankind will trust HIM.

The prophets have testified and I do as well testify that if anyone; it does not matter what you have done; just be an anyone and believe, trust in JESUS; rely on JESUS; you will receive forgiveness all of them past, present and future sins through the name of JESUS. No person or thing other than JESUS can completely forgive like JESUS does. Only JESUS can wash away all the yucky filth that sin leaves in and on us. Sin provides condemnation and guilt. Forgiveness provides complete freedom.

The FATHER and JESUS will never judge us or remind us of our past so why will we continue to judge ourselves or remind ourselves of our past that has been taken away. And don’t allow others to do this to you either. Be forgiven!

Redemption is a debt paid; JESUS paid our debt of sin; we deserve hell none of us are good we may have nice personalities but we are not good. JESUS said in (Mk.10:18) “Why do you call ME good? No one is good but ONE, that is, GOD.” You are not GOD so you are not good but when you accept, believe and trust in JESUS you can become righteous in JESUS which makes you good in the sight of GOD. The redemption JESUS paid for us was with HIS precious sinless blood for our forgiveness of sins.

Now as I close my blog on forgiveness let me leave you with this. Absolute remission of sins means that we are forgiven, that our debt has been paid; it’s cancelled out; we no longer have a penalty against us; we are not guilty; we are not lawbreakers and we have no need to atone for anything. We have been set free in the blood of forgiveness in CHRIST JESUS.  

Ref. Scriptures:

Mt. 26:28; Lk. 1:69-78; 24:46-48; Acts 5:31; 10:43; 13:38; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; Heb.10:18

AMFBeM Magazine is online for September 2014

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Elder Shawn Briscoe