YOU CAN HAVE SUPER NATURAL POWER

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I always speak from experience and I back it up with God’s Holy Word.
It is the truth, you can have super natural power to do great and wonderful things. You can have wisdom and be a blessing to others even if things don’t look so super for you at the moment.
Jesus said:
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
– John 14:26

How does it work?
Part of your growth as a Christian contains a major factor-“power”.
When you start your journey as a Christian, the first thing to do is to claim and believe in the sacrifice and teaching of Jesus. Most of you have done that, but there is a part that I sadly find missing in many cases and that is- give up control of all things in your life to God.
Many people hold onto something that they feel that they can control. Unfortunately it is “that” one thing that ends up taking control and keeping the person from having an intimate relationship with God. Thus robbing them the opportunity from experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit.
I always teach this to new Christians:
1) Pray to God and gain a relationship through conversation
2) Read the Word of God which will be God’s response to much of your concerns and cares.
3) Congregate and fellowship in worship with like minded Christians to learn more and sharpen each other through maturity
With these three things together the Holy Spirit will dwell in you and work through you.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
-2 Peter 1:3-4

Why would I want that kind of power and responsibility?
The thing is that the power and responsibility flow through you but it does not rest on you when you are properly matured. God still holds and wields the power. If you look closely to the scripture above, it says “so that you may participate in the divine nature”. You are a participant and are responsible for your place of obedience but you do not wield the power, God wields it through you.

So, what does this all mean? Can I just do my thing and use the power for myself and my own life?
Well THAT is the rub here!
The power of the Holy Spirit is for the Glory and Kingdom of God according to His will. We are commanded by Jesus to do for others and to be a constant example of Christ. We are meant to disciple, pray for, and lead others. The blessing of God falls on those that live in obedience to Him. We must consider others above ourselves.
For those of you that are saying to yourselves that you don’t have a ministry platform: if you have a job, that is a good place to start. Even your family and friends are a ministry start.

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
– Matthew 28:18-20

I have experienced the blessing and the power of the Holy Spirit through the miracle of many prayers from others as the Doctors were astounded by the reversal in my health these past 4 years. I have prayed fervently for friends that were told that their situation was not favorable and I witnessed reversal. I have seen strength that was not what I would call humanly possible. I have seen people cured of addiction by their reliance on the prayers and power of the Holy Spirit. None of this was possible by man but with God all things are possible according to His purpose and will.

Jesus included in His teaching:
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. – John 14:12-16

You are a Super Hero in training. Take this seriously and ask God for His heart and you will see and learn things that you never thought possible.

I hope this encourages you today. If you are a new Christian or you are still on the fence about this. I ask you to pray and ask God to reveal Himself to you. Also be patient, real patient as you go through the first years of understanding the terrain of your Christian journey.

May God Bless Your Day…Everyday! – Dennis

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WHAT DOES GOLD FEEL LIKE?

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You have seen the Olympics and have been bombarded with commercials about gold. But what does gold feel like?
There are two perspectives on this subject and I hope to encourage you in a manner that will steer you toward the proper pathway of gold.
The first perspective is that gold is pretty and shiny and most people like to adorn themselves with it. It is an adornment of wealth and success to many people. In many circles it defines the worth of a persons life. In the Olympics, gold signifies excellence.
But does gold really define someone or is it just an ornament of pride?

The second perspective has been proclaimed by some of the successful Olympiads. The treasure they seek is that which God has prepared for them through Christ Jesus. They give the glory of their success to God and proclaim that their gifts and talents are a blessing through Jesus.
Why do they feel this way and why give glory away like that?

You see, gold is precious and worth a lot of money. It is the best that the earth has to offer for numerous purposes. Have you ever considered that gold is mentioned in the Bible as refined and beautiful and has great worth among the nations. It is even proclaimed pure after refinement by fire.
BUT, what is it worth to the Kingdom seeker? What is gold worth to God? Do we really want gold to define us?

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
-Matthew 6:19-20

The easy answer is this:
The greatest prize and treasure on earth is gold and precious jewels. That is it! A bunch of dirt and rocks!
In the Scriptures it says that the streets of Heaven are paved with gold and the gates and walls are covered with earth’s precious stones. The truth is that when we get to Heaven, we will be walking on streets of gold and our surroundings will be covered in what we call precious. Have you ever considered the pavement and concrete that you walk on each day? Do you look at a painted wall and stare at its beauty after weeks have passed? Do you put much pride in the front gate of your home as a work of art? I would say at first when you decorate, it takes your pride up a notch, but as you look around day after day, you realize that it is just paint, pavement, cement, and wood or iron.
That is what gold feels like to God. It is just pavement mix or concrete mix and jewels are just paint. The greatest riches on earth are just simply dirt and rocks in heaven and the most precious of Heaven is beyond our thoughts and dreams.
You are worth much more than diamonds and gold.
If you are aiming for gold, you are being short-sighted. I encourage you to seek the Kingdom of God and live your life as Christ. The blessing you receive will truly define you as a child of God and the treasures you receive you could not even dream.
Jesus taught:
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 
Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest.  He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.  And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’  “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor.Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 
-Luke 12:13-34

Seek the Kingdom not for the treasure but because you realize the full spectrum of how much you are loved by God and how much He has done for you. Learn about the life and sacrifice of Jesus today and set your sights on the path that He walks. As you journey, you will see the pavement change and the value of who you are to God will be revealed.

God Bless Your Day…Everyday!!!

WATCHING THE BLOSSOMS TURN INTO FRUIT

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When we serve others and put others first before ourselves a certain blossom grows
That blossom is trust and love with confidence and self esteem. With continued nurturing, nourishment, and pouring what you can into that life, the blossom will become fruit. That fruit will speak seed and more growth will occur.

The key to all of this is that the instruction and guidance comes from the Lord.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Ask God today to show you how, where, and when to serve another person. I assure you that the fruit will be plenty.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 says:
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
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Trust and obey, it’s the only way.
To be happy in Jesus and to trust and obey

Have a blessed and fruitful day my friends

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

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You give cheap grace. You don’t forgive. Your love is conditional. Your mercy needs work.
Your life is a mess!
You need to realize that the love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness that was given at the cross by Jesus is free for anyone who believes and follows Him. Hope and faith abide in these simple beliefs.
It all may be free from God but it becomes cheapened when we do not reflect and respond in like.
We are made in the image of God but are we reflecting a pale, blurred image that we paint with a dirty brush or are we a bright reflection of Christ?
Sacrifice of time and effort is a small cost to pay when you recognize how far God has brought you. Today is a good day to start paying a little forward. You never know the blessing you could be to someone or the blessing that could come from being the light of Christ today.
Spend a little pocket change or make a real investment. The choice is yours.
I have chosen to make an investment and Jesus promises a huge return.

GOD BLESS YOUR DAY…EVERYDAY!

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO LIVE AS CHRIST?

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Well, that’s easy! It is all right there in the Bible.

That’s why it is very important to read the Word of God:
It has pure instruction and Truth.

Now the hard part is living what you read (at least at first glance). But if you ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, and take control of the difficult decisions and actions in your life, it gets easier and easier as you delve deeper into the Word.

Fellowship with like-minded Christians is extremely important:
When I say like-minded Christians, I’m talking about those that read and live the Word of God. Not people that just attend the club meetings and say all the right things to sound good. Having relationships and good sound Fellowship with Christians of all maturity levels will sharpen you and give you encouragement as you edify them.

Prayer is equally important: 
Jesus came to teach us how to pray, how to live, how to worship, how to fellowship, how to work as a team, how to be accountable and so much more. Then He was sacrificed to wash us clean from all sin so that through His righteousness we could come to God as a child and become part of a relationship that would be full for all eternity. Our prayers are the opportunity to have complete conversation with our Creator -to ask questions, to give praise for the blessings, to seek help, to thank, to have simple chit-chats with. Prayer keeps us up to date with what God is doing in our lives.
Most of all, God’s will is to be in fellowship with us and He enjoys it (as long as you don’t just pester Him every time you call).

Jesus did all three of these things (knew the Word, had Fellowship, prayed constantly) and was willing to die for us.

At what extent are you willing to be like Christ?
Are there limits to your Christian walk?
Are there boundaries you have refused to cross on your journey?
Do you feel that it is a lot to ask of you?

I have asked these questions of myself in the past. I overcame by pressing harder into our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit gave me the ability to go further, plus the peace to understand why.

I am here to help. Please reach out if you need a hand.
May God Bless Your Day…Everyday!

True Power

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JUST A BIT OF TRUTH:
Positive energy or vibes don’t transcend space and time. In fact if a battery is not connected directly to the item needing power in the correct series or sequence, it won’t work.
Save your energy and expel it on things that will actually help others by doing.
Prayer through faith in God is the only unseen power that will make a difference in your life. Use your time in prayer if you want to help others. The only energy resonating from your body is simple radiation that can’t even power a light bulb without help from outside sources.

I HAVE BEEN CALLED SURVIVOR

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Many people come to me and exclaim that I am a survivor. It is true I am a survivor but not in the way that people isolate the word Survivor. You are a Survivor also. Those of us that call ourselves Christians are survivors of death.

Jesus says in John 5:24:
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

In Christ we can now look toward life. We are promised by Jesus an Abundant Life whether it be here on Earth or in the abundance of Heaven eternal. We can look forward to a seamless crossing over from our earthly life to eternity in the presence of Jesus.
I know that many of your testimonies contain a complete transformation from your old ways to this new life. A life of love, mercy , forgiveness, peace, and understanding. A life of new knowledge supported by wisdom. A life of giving and sharing.
Yes I am a survivor but the cancer is not the pathway to death. The pathway to death was a sinful life that Jesus sacrificed Himself and took upon Himself the punishment for my sins. He washed me clean so that I could have a relationship with the Almighty God, blameless and righteous.
He can and will do the same for you.
I praise God for the redemption of sin and the sacrifice that made me a true survivor eternal.
I had nothing to do with it but make a choice, repent, and obey. Jesus did the hard part.

Ephesians 2:1-9 says:
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

God Bless you my dear friends