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Spiritual Stimulus Package

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            For the past few years, we have seen the American economy take one of the biggest hits in decades. To combat this downward spiral, the government gave the American people a stimulus check, hoping to jump-start the economy. Well, spiritually, it seems that many Christians are experiencing spiritual recessions and are in need of a spiritual stimulus package from the Lord. Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? Psalms 85:6 (KJV)            T he psalmist asked God if He would revive His people that they could rejoice again. Have you felt the strain and stress of life recently? Is the joy of your salvation diminishing? Today, you can expect God to send you a stimulus package. The psalmist asked God two questions. The answer to these questions to you on this day is “Yes.” God’s stimulus package is being sent to you.              This package contains joy (which will be unspeakable and full of glory). It contains peace (which passes understanding – you

For All Have Sinned

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S IN is a taboo word in society and in the Church. To call someone’s actions a sin becomes an act of bigotry and hatred. However, Christians have to stand on the truth of God’s word that men have sinned and that there are certain activities, which are considered sin. Much of the controversy behind what is sin derived from how man handled sin. Some became critics, judges, and condemners, while others put no restraints on sinful activities. Yet, there is a balance. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 (KJV) Do not be afraid to identify certain deeds and actions as sin. When you see things as God sees them, you reveal your connection to Him. Besides God concluded all men as sinners, so that all could receive from Christ. Recognizing sin does not set an individual up for condemnation,  but  for  the mercy and grace of God to be received. Christ came into the world to save sinners. So, when people say that what they are doing is not wrong (when it is) t

Let God Be True

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  W hat is truth? Men have sought for the answer to this question throughout the ages. Christians, however, know the answer to this question. Truth is revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Though many do not believe on Him, it does not negate the truth of His existence and who He is. God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. Romans 3:4 (KJV) Paul faced the same challenges that Christians face today. Adherents to the Christian faith have differing doctrines concerning Christ and the work of God, while the world through its own reasoning and theorizing refutes the existence of God (which includes belief in His Son, Jesus Christ). Paul did not respond to all of the arguments, nor did he try to explain  everything. He challenged those at Rome to understand that those who are in unbelief do it through continual inner suppression of the truth. In additi

Spiritual Genocide

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In various parts of the world, we hear reports of genocide, where entire populations are exterminated in hopes of extinguishing a lineage, family, or race. Since its earliest days, Christianity has been the victim of spiritual genocide. Men and women bound by unbelief have tried to pervert the truth of Christ, and persecute adherents to the faith, which oftentimes has led to death. As Christians, we have to understand that there are things that come upon us daily to try to kill our personal faith, hope, and trust in God. If we do not remain focused, we will become victims of personal spiritual genocides, where no remembrance of Christ will be in us. Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem. Matt 2:16 (KJV) When Herod heard of Christ’s birth, he sent men out to kill children everywhere in hopes of eliminating Jesus. This scenario is happening today in the lives of Christians. In an a