What Mephibosheth Teaches About the Grace of God

There was a lad by the name of Mephibosheth who was extended mercy by David…

Because of the relationship that David had with his father Jonathan.

Amid the family members of the house of Saul he was the one that was permitted to be protected from the wrath of his enemies the Gibeonites…

All because of the relationship that David had with his dad.

Mephibosheth had nothing to do with the goodness that he received at the hand of David. Meals, protection, and the good life were all afforded to Mephibosheth because this man was Jonathan’s son.

That’s it. There was no work that earned him a seat in the palace. As a matter of fact, this man was lame in his feet and was somewhat disabled. This man was extended an entrance into David’s life because his Dad was best friends with the king.

Much like us. We are not extended special privileges because of what we do, but because of whose we are. Jesus is ours and we are accepted because of HIM.

Not because of us.

We had no strength to deliver ourselves.

It’s a good thing we didn’t have to. All we did was accept the grace so freely given and we too can eat with the king.

Mephibosheth…

Not bad for a man whose name means “out of my mouth proceeds reproach.”

However, out of God’s hand He received mercy.

What a Friend we have in Jesus!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Immanuel…FOREVER!!!

**Warning**

The following information that I am about to discuss is extremely Biblical and in line with the Godhead. Some might get offended at this. Viewer discretion advised:

When Jesus said the famous statement: “I am with you even until the end of the world…” there are some who try to refute this statement and add a condition.

However, when we add to the Word of God by our own reasoning or because we think God meant to say something else, we dilute what God is saying to us.

I believe what Jesus said even if it sounds radical.

When He said that He would be with me even unto the end of the world this means:

When I am up

When I am down

When I am doing right

If I sin…

Uh-oh. I just lost some of you there.

Yes, that’s right. God comforts us by His word and says to us:

IF you sin, you have an advocate with the Father…

Who is that ADVOCATE?

Jesus Christ the Righteous.

So we see that this wasn’t a license to sin. It was a comfort to let us know that God will not leave us just because we sin.

To God….sin is no big deal anyway. So it shouldn’t be a big deal to us either.

Jesus became sin so that we could become the righteousness of God…IN HIM!

So if you sin or do anything you don’t think God would approve of. DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT!

The Lord knows and loves you for you. Regardless of you! Period!

After all God’s goal is not to get you to live right.

It’s to be with you…FOREVER!!!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The wrath of God?

Amazing thoughts on the wrath of God. More in line with reality.

His Grace Is Enough


Thoughts about the wrath of God.

Dear friends,

There is a legal term which appears in contracts. It is usually under a section called “force majeure”.

It means,”chance occurrence, unavoidable accident”, is a common clause in contracts that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, or an event described by the legal term act of God (hurricane, flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc.), prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract.”

The term I want to pay attention to here is “act of God”.

This is a legal term to describe natural disasters.

This of course does not mean the natural disaster is a result of God acting. It is a term or a phrase describing natural disasters.

Again I stress this is a terminology. It has…

View original post 632 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

With Jesus You Can Do Everything

Many times I have heard the following Scripture quoted:

“Without me ye can do nothing”

Our Lord was the one who said this statement and this is a very true statement. Of course. However, what can we do “with” Jesus?

This is the question that needs to be answered. For too long we have settled as a people whose mantra was “without Him we are worms, without Him we are nothing”

WITHOUT WITHOUT WITHOUT….

Enough of that nonsense. We are not without Jesus anymore so it is high time we stop living our lives by a statement that is non-existent in the child of God’s life. We not only have Jesus “with” us, now we have Jesus IN us. Now we say:

In Him we can do all things…

In Him I am able…

In Him I am rich…

We no longer take the back seat to our circumstances. We have the power to change our future for the better. It is not because of our performance. It is because of His performance that we are found:

Worthy…

Spotless…

Blameless…

Holy…

In God’s sight. You were rapture ready the minute Jesus entered your heart….ACCORDING TO GOD.

Hallelujah and may the Lord God bless you real good!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ain’t Nothin To It…But To Let God Do It!

I heard a saying some time ago that went sort of like this:

Ain’t nothing to it but to do it.

This is good advice to give someone who is having a challenging time starting something and needs a little kick in the butt to get something going.

However, when it comes to situations which are out of our control that is when it is time to let God do it.

Jesus does more for us in one nanosecond than we spend our whole lifetime trying to accomplish.

If we would just relax in His grace and sit on the throne that we have generously been given by the Father we would find that our problem that we thought was so huge magically becomes small.

This is the right perspective.

There is a reason things look small from the sky.

From the throne you gain the right perspective on how to live life.

There is a story of a famous king named Jehoshaphat and he was tasked with fighting 3 nations. He was outnumbered and out muscled. However, he still had hope in God. He sought counsel of the Lord and there was this voice that said these words:

“this battle is not yours….it’s the Lord’s”

Now it was up to him to believe that. And believe it he did. As a matter of fact, he believed it so much that instead of equipping his army with weapons, he put a choir out front to sing praises to God. And as they sung, the enemy was defeated. The enemy actually turned and fought themselves.

The Lord had won the battle. Because someone let Him fight it.

You want to win every battle you go through?

Give up! And let the Lord fight your battle.

May the Lord shine His face upon you and give you peace.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I Was Free Born

There is an interesting story in the book of Acts where Paul alludes to the fact that he was born a Roman citizen. Roman citizens had a lot of privileges that were not afforded to just anyone.

Paul was brought before the chief captain and was sentenced to beatings so that they could get to the bottom of what all this commotion about Jesus was.

But before the beatings, Paul spoke up and said, “is it lawful to you to scourge a man who is a Roman citizen and uncondemned?”

At that saying the one holding Paul was scared and told the chief captain. Then the chief captain came to Paul and said, “with a great sum I obtained this freedom” But Paul said the most precious words that apply to God’s people today:

BUT I WAS FREE BORN!!!

Three things we want to point out:

  1. Paul alluded to his citizenship and added that he was uncondemned
  2. The chief captain worked hard for his citizenship
  3. But Paul didn’t work at all to obtain His

First, when anyone tries to place us under condemnation and shoot arrows of our past at us we can allude to our citizenship in Heaven and add: “We are uncondemned”

Second, the chief captain worked hard for his citizenship and obtained it. You can work hard for your citizenship into Heaven all you want….YOU’LL NEVER OBTAIN IT BY WORKS. I have even heard one sister say, “I can do that I want to make it to Heaven.” I have good news sister….YOU ARE ALREADY THERE…IN CHRIST JESUS!

How is this possible?

Remember our last point says that Paul did not work at all to obtain His citizenship. But was born a Roman citizen. Which means that He was born free.

And it’s the same with us Brothers and Sisters, our birth into the Kingdom of God is what makes us free…NOT OUR WORKS. We can’t do anything for God to love us more. And we can’t do anything for God to love us less. Love is His nature!

And He loves us without conditions!

No weapon formed against you shall prosper and any tongue that wags against you, you shall condemn.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

And Gallio Cared For None Of Those Things

Have you ever heard of this saying, “you can learn a lot from a dummy!”

Well, I am not calling any one names because the truth of the matter is that you can learn a lot from anyone. However, I do want to call attention to a certain judge who can teach us a lot in the area of being carefree.

When Paul was brought before Gallio the judge, His accusers said that according to Jewish Law that he should be sentenced to death. And just when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio interrupted and said. If it’s according to the Jewish Law then I don’t want anything to do with it. In order words:

That’s out of my Jurisdiction and none of my business. Boy, wouldn’t that be great if judges knew what cases belonged to them and what cases didn’t?

Anyway, after he drove the Jews away there was a case in which some thugs were beating down the ruler of the Synagogue right in front of the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.

Now how can we learn from that? Easy.

  1. Only be concerned about things that you can handle
    1. Gallio was brought a case that he had no jurisdiction to call a shot on. And since that was the situation he ran them from judgment seat.
  2. Mind Your Own Business
    1. Sosthenes getting the snot beat out of him was something that a group of criminals were doing. Again since it involved a breaking of Jewish tradition. Gallio didn’t allow himself to be pulled in that direction.

We are reminded time and time again in the Scriptures that we are live carefree Christian lives. Carefree meaning having no worries. Because all things work for the good to them who love God and are the called according to His purpose.

You love God and are the called according to His Purpose.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment