BLESSED BY GOD.

“[BLESSED] is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance” (Psalm 33:12).

“BLESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful” (Psalm 1:1).

“BLESSED is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered” (Psalm 22:1).

“[BLESSED] is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is” (Jeremiah 17:7).

“[BLESSED] is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble” (Psalm 41:1).

JESUS, the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD says:

It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4).

“[BLESSED] are they that hear the word of God, and keep it” (Luke 11:28).

“[BLESSED] are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake” (Matthew 5:11).

“[BLESSED] are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10).

“[BLESSED] are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8-9).

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. [BLESSED ARE THEY THAT DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, THAT THEY MAY HAVE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE], and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:12-14).

“He which testifieth these things saith, [SURELY I COME QUICKLY]. Amen. [EVEN SO, COME], Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:20-21).

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RICH in FAITH or Riches of the world?

The disparity of peoples lives in this world is astounding. This is very apparent from the known statistic that since the 2008 financial crisis there have been more billionaires created than at anytime in this world. Yet, at the sametime, more and more people are falling into conditions of poverty while a select few are becoming more and more rich as evidence by a recent article boldly asking: “How much money you need to be part of the 1 percent worldwide?”

However, DO NOT BE DECEIVED because we live in a world of DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES (Mark 4:19).

Our Lord Jesus pointed out, saying: “Woe unto you that are rich; for ye have received your consolation” (Luke 6:24). “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the Kingdom of God” (Luke 18:24).

“Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).

Jesus also expressed that we must not “Let the cares of this world, and the [DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES], and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word and it becometh unfruitful” (Mark 4:19).

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, ‘[VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT A RICH MAN SHALL HARDLY ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN]’. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:23-24).
“[LAY NOT UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES UPON EARTH], where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But [LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN], where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).

James, the brother of Jesus asked: “Hath not God chosen the [POOR OF THIS WORLD RICH IN FAITH], and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?” (James 2:5).

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, [THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN]” (Hebrews 11:1).

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for [THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN ARE TEMPORAL]; but [THE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT SEEN ARE ETERNAL]” (2 Corinthians 4:18).

“[FOR SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD MEN HAVE NOT HEARD, NOR PERCEIVED BY THE EAR, NEITHER HATH THE EYE SEEN], O God, beside thee, what [HE HATH PREPARED FOR HIM THAT WAITETH FOR HIM]” (Isaiah 64:4).

“[OUR SOUL WAITETH] for the LORD: he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20). “It is good that a man should [BOTH HOPE AND QUIETLY WAIT] for the [SALVATION] of the LORD” (Lamentation 3:26).

“For ye are all the children of God by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]” (Galatians 3:24).
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The CROSS OF JESUS is the PASSAGE from death to LIFE (John 3:16-18).

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME]’” (Matthew 16:24). “And [HE THAT TAKETH NOT HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOWETH AFTER ME, IS NOT WORTHY OF ME]” (Matthew 10:38).

“[FEAR NONE OF THOSE THINGS WHICH THOU SHALT SUFFER]: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into [PRISON, THAT YE MAY BE TRIED; AND YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION TEN DAYS]: [BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH], and I will give thee a [CROWN OF LIFE]” (Revelation 2:10).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, [HE THAT HEARETH MY WORD, AND BELIEVETH ON HIM THAT SENT ME, HATH EVERLASTING LIFE], and [SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION; BUT IS PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE]” (John 5:21-24).

“I am the resurrection, and the life: [HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE]. And [WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE]. [BELIEVEST THOU THIS]?” (John 11:25-26).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, [IF A MAN KEEP MY SAYING, HE SHALL NEVER SEE DEATH] (John 8:51).

“[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” (Revelation 1:18).

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JESUS is the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, my Lord, Savior and King.

“[WHOSOEVER SHALL CONFESS THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD, GOD DWELLETH IN HIM, AND HE IN GOD]” (1 John 4:15).

JESUS says: [WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL [CONFESS ME BEFORE MEN, HIM WILL I CONFESS ALSO BEFORE MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN]. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:31-33).

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me’” (Matthew 16:24). “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38).

“The Lord knoweth them that are his” (2 Timothy 2:19).

“Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” (Romans 8:9).
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you?” (2 Corinthians 13:5).

“For ye are all the children of God by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:24-29).

“Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. [WHOSOEVER SHALL CONFESS THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD, GOD DWELLETH IN HIM, AND HE IN GOD]. 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” (1 John 4:13, 15-16).

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Philippians 4:23).

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Do you have JESUS in your lifetime?

Who is JESUS?

“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8) is “The Christ of God” (Luke 9:20); the Word of God; THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD (John 3:16-18), the Lamb, King of kings, and Lord of lords (Revelation 5:5-14, 6:16, 17:14, 19:11-16); the faithful and true witness of God from before the world was created (Proverbs 8:26–31).

“[NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).

“[FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR] between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).

“And this is the record, that God [HATH GIVEN TO US ETERNAL LIFE, AND THIS LIFE] is in his Son” (1 John 11).

“[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE]: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).

“These things have I written unto you that [BELIEVE ON THE NAME] of the Son of God; that ye may know [THAT YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE], and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:13).

“[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” (Revelation 1:18).

“[NO MAN CAN COME TO ME], except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and [I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY]” (John 6:44).

“[I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE]: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

“I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).

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Come out of the Darkness into the LIGHT!

“[JESUS CHRIST] the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), says: “I am the [LIGHT] of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the [LIGHT OF LIFE]” (John 8:12).

“[FOR I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST: FOR IT IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION TO EVERY ONE THAT BELIEVETH]; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16).

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the [LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST], who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who [COMMANDED THE LIGHT TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS], hath shined in our hearts, [TO GIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST]” (2 Corinthians 4:3-6).

“And this is the condemnation, that [LIGHT IS COME INTO THE WORLD, AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN LIGHT], because their deeds were evil. [FOR EVERY ONE THAT DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT], neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But [HE THAT DOETH TRUTH COMETH TO THE LIGHT], that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God” (John 3:19-21).

“BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED, AND THY HOUSE: (Acts 16:31)

“[HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE]; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that [BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD; THAT YE MAY KNOW THAT YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE], and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:12-13).

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Philippians 4:23).

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Our FATHER in HEAVEN we thank you for giving us your ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS CHRIST for the promise of ETERNAL LIFE.

The Apostle Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles explained, said: “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to [PREACH THE GOSPEL]: not with wisdom of words, lest the [CROSS OF CHRIST’ should be made of none effect. For the [PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are [SAVED] it is the [POWER OF GOD].

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of [PREACHING TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE]” (1 Corinthians 1:17-21).

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:12-13).

“[NO MAN HATH SEEN] God at any time; [THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).

“For God so loved the world, that [HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be [SAVED]” (John 3:16-17).

JESUS, the only begotten Son says: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

“I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).

Our Lord Jesus explains doing the COMMANDMENTS OF GOD (Matthew 5:17-18, 18:23, 19:17, 22:34-40) (Revelation 22:13-14).

When our Lord Jesus was here on earth at many points in time the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees doubted that he was the Son of God, and often tried to discredit him. Notably a lawyer came to him asking:

‘Master, which is the great commandment in the law?’

Jesus said unto him, ‘[THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND].’

This is the [FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT]. And the second is like unto it, [THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF]. [ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS]” (Matthew 22:34-40).

Our Lord Jesus was very clear when he said: “¶ Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matthew 5:17-18).

Furthermore, when a young man wanted to know what he must do to inherit eternal life, Jesus answered: “[IF THOU WILT ENTER INTO LIFE, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS]” (Matthew 19:17). The young man then wanted to know which commandments.

“Jesus said, ‘[THOU SHALT DO NO MURDER, THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, THOU SHALT NOT STEAL, THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOUR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER: AND, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF]” (Matthew 18-23).

Our Lord Jesus Christ chose Paul, whose name was Saul to be the apostle to the Gentiles (Acts 9:1-15): “For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office” (Romans 11:13), echoed the keeping of these commandments hen he said:

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: [FOR HE THAT LOVETH ANOTHER HATH FULFILLED THE LAW].

For this, [THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, THOU SHALT NOT KILL, THOU SHALT NOT STEAL, THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, THOU SHALT NOT COVET]; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, [THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF].

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore [LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW]” (Romans 13:8-10).

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. [BLESSED ARE THEY THAT DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, THAT THEY MAY HAVE RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE, AND MAY ENTER IN THROUGH THE GATES INTO THE CITY]” (Revelation 22:13-14).

“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16).

“He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Revelation 22:20-21).
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We must PRAY DAILY to our FATHER in HEAVEN.

Our Lord Jesus, the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD says: “[WHEN YE PRAY, USE NOT VAIN REPETITIONS, AS THE HEATHEN DO[: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: [FOR YOUR FATHER KNOWETH WHAT THINGS YE HAVE NEED OF, BEFORE YE ASK HIM]” (Matthew 6:7-8).

“[AFTER THIS MANNER THEREFORE PRAY YE]: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

[GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD].

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matthew 6:9-13).
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Preaching of the CROSS or Prosperity Preaching?

“NOW the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and [DOCTRINES OF DEVILS]. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

Our Lord Jesus says: “[BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS], which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? [WHEREFORE BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM]” (Matthew 7:15-16, 20).

“[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 CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON]” (Luke 16:13).

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, ‘[VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THAT A RICH MAN SHALL HARDLY ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN]’. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:23-24).

“BELOVED, [BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TRY THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD]: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: [EVERY SPIRIT THAT CONFESSETH THAT JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH IS OF GOD]: And [EVERY SPIRIT THAT CONFESSETH NOT THAT JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH IS NOT OF GOD: AND THIS IS THAT SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST], whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world” (1 John 4:1-3).

“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist” (2 John 1:7).

“[FOR SUCH ARE FALSE APOSTLES, DECEITFUL WORKERS, TRANSFORMING THEMSELVES INTO THE APOSTLES OF CHRIST]. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; [WHOSE END SHALL BE ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS]” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).

“[TAKE HEED, AND BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS]: for [A MAN’S LIFE CONSISTETH NOT IN THE ABUNDANCE OF THE THINGS] which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).

“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:31).

“For ye are all the children of God by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]” (Galatians 3:24). “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the [POWER OF GOD]” (1 Corinthians 1:19).

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Romans 16:24).
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