Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A.D. 33 “The Year that Changed the World!”

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I remember one day in college during one of my Biblical studies classes, my teacher asked, "Why did Jesus come to the Earth?" Hands flew up all over the classroom, many said, "to heal, deliver, bless, preach, teach, make disciples, and so on." My teacher with the great frustration said, "People, He CAME To DIE!" Now, I did not raise my hand, but all the answers previously said were in my mind, but so was the paramount moment when my professor said, "HE CAME TO DIE!" Many of us come to do many things in life, but not to die, especially not to die for others so that they can live. That is why Christ came for you and me, He came to Die that we might Live and have Life more abundantly (John10:10).

Christ had a choice in the matter, but He chose to suffer a painful death (crucifixion) in order to give us a chance at life, redemption of sin, peace, joy, access to God, and eternal life.

"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.  6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way;
      And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all"
(Isaiah 53:5-6).

 

Christ allowed himself to endure all kinds of unspeakable pain in order that we might live. It is amazing that even though they tortured him, abused him, beat him, pierced him, and nailed him, but they did not break him, not one bone in His body was broken. NOT ONE BONE WAS BROKEN!

"For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, "Not one of His bones shall be broken" (John 19:36).

Christ allowed them to beat, pierce, and even nail Him, but not break Him… He has given us that same power and strength today! Life might beat you, pierce you, and even nail you, but it will not BREAK You, Not one Bone in your Body! I am so glad that Christ stayed on the Cross-until it was Finished! Until our destiny was signed, sealed, and delivered. But the greatest gift is that He is coming back for us! He has prepared a glorious home in Heaven with Him and the Father.  May you remember all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for you and remember that Life might bend you, but it will not Break you!


 
"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
 20 He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken"
(Psalms 34:19-20).

 


Monday, March 22, 2010

A New Season that will take You to the Next Level

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"Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth and ye shall not know it! I the Lord thy God will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert" (Isaiah 43:18-19).

 

In the span of one-week, we have shifted in time (springing forward one hour), and shifted into a new season (Springtime). Just as it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit. God has shifted you in time and in a new season, so you could move forward in life in order to obtain your destiny. This is the time and the season in which you will finally live out your dreams.

 

It is a good time to make a change in your life! It is time to Stop sitting down on your Destiny. It is time for you to Spring Forward. Keep Moving Forward, and stop looking back. Your life was never meant to be lived out in the rear-view mirror. There is more in store for you than what you have already gone through. The past is over and it is time for you to Begin!

 

There are 5 seasons that we as human beings experience in our lives.  There is Spring, when things begin to grow and blossom.  Then there is Summer, when we experience the heat and exhaustion of things. Fall season, when things begin to fall away and change that we don't need anymore.  In Winter, we learn how to tough out some things and learn how to survive.  Then there is DUE season, a time when harvest and promises must come to pass. This is the season that I want to talk about.  Due Season is all about the New Season that God is about to bring forth in your life. Remember, Due is all about the New!

 

Tell yourself it is time to Go!  If you never go or start then you will forfeit your new season and the next level God is calling you to.  It is time for you to GO! God is calling for us as saints of God to have the Go action! Many talk about Going, but few really get into motion and go. I know you have felt like you can't go because of the disorder of your past, your finances, your family, your age, your social standing, your weight, your children, your insecurities, your lack of knowledge, and whatever else you are dealing with, but I Declare to you as a woman of God that it is your season to Go! The word GO means to MOVE, TRAVEL, and PROCEED FORWARD and to PASS FROM ONE PLACE INTO ANOTHER PLACE! "Are you ready to go, move, travel, and proceed into another place?" The Lord has the word GO in Heaven with your name on it!

 

Access has been granted to you in this new season on a different level than you have ever experienced before. It is Your Time and This is Your Season.