Real Change 

Good morning.
Beautiful autumn morning .

Sunshine cool crisp air…. It’s gonna be a great day!
Have a statement released years ago that bares repeating this morning.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Unmerited favor undeserved mercy . Thank God for His Amazing Grace!!

I once was lost but now I’M found read was blind but now I see!!
I didn’t buy it I couldn’t earn it 

It was a gift! 

God Gave me that gift and no one else!!

It’s the Plan of Salvation in its simplicity. 

You can’t adjust it to suit your lifestyle and you can reject it but you will pay the consequences. 

God is HOLY. He won’t tolerate sinfulness. He will judge sin.
He created us in his likeness. His will is for us to live uprightly and do good works;

To walk in His righteousness.

It is revealed in His Word. 
Our stubborn will takes us into the bondage of sin. We cannot save ourselves from it.

Jesus is that only way we can be set free from our sin.

Are you free today?

Do you know the Lord Jesus ? 

A personal relationship with Him can change your life!

How bout it? Try Jesus for a real Change!!
Have a Heavenly Day.

fighting till my last!

Good morning.
Man did I need that rest last night. Thank you Lord so much.
Hard day yesterday, works came down and trials followed all the day long. 

Yes I have those kind of days .

The ol Devil Is relentless .

He’s all the time picking on me!

But as my dear ol bro often says, “I’m not gonna give him a saddle to ride me on!!”.lol.

No he’s gonna have a fight out of this ol boy.

The crowd tells me why don’t you give in or up or out?

Why not quit and be done with it .

Have in my lifetime had career op after op offered that would take me off the road. Oh you’d make a fortune the ol Devil adds.

Just don’t be so “religious”…

Turn your head at certain things.

Compromise and “let it go” as a popular term goes these days.
Sounds alluring doesn’t it?

But I recall From Gods Word something that makes that all smell to high heAven if you pardon my drift….
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭8:36-38‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Yep I knew it. All that other advice is just … Noise!!

Nope won’t go there. Not on my watch

I’m not givin up or in or out!!!

I’m fighting till I’ve drawn my last!!! And when the battles over we shall wear a crown in that new JERUSALEM!!!
Have a Heavenly Day.

Conscience

Good morning.
Well PTL for the rain the Good Lord sent our way. I forgot what it was like till it came reminding me yesterday afternoon.heehee
Just as the song says it was ” Right on Time.
The Bible says:

“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬
There’s an ad often used by vacation promos you’ve heard say ” What goes on in Vegas Stays in Vegas”. 

Well that’s just not true. The ol Devil lied again.

You can’t hide. Your secrets are open books to God . 

Oh the fun the ol rascal promotes…. Try it, who’s gonna know?
Many a shattered dream has started off with that advice.

You should listen to The Lord before you make your mind up to leap into sin.

God warns us ” Be sure your sin will find you out!” Num 32:23.

Yes neighbor your secrets are an open book to GOD.

He saw what you did. He heard he knows. You just can’t hide from God.
I’ve talked to many a sinner tears flowing like raindrops down at an old fashioned altar. Heart convicted, shame, guilt….what’s that?! You mean the ol Devil didn’t tell you about that? Well it’s not a surprise.

Yes indeed, sin brings that awful feeling of guilt, and shame….

It’s called a conscience. Something our Creator built inside us.

Now you don’t hear much about that today but it’s the soul speaking out … Conviction is horrible when you are under its grip but it’s a beautiful thing in the fact that it is honest with you . It doesn’t just pat you on the back and tell you your ok.

It reminds you over And over what you have done. Every detail. You will remember details that consciously you didn’t even know you were doing . But conscience will give a vivid replay over and over.

God uses conviction to disturb us about that sin.

So 6 – 12 weeks down the road there’s this little voice that rises up “remember that night in Vegas”??? ( And the Devil told you it all stayed in Vegas)
But praise God, Old time conviction will draw you to Christ Jesus, if seasoned with a little thoughtful prayer by caring saints of God that are on the mainline of heaven beckoning the Saviors hand upon another soul dying in sin!
Yes yes I remember tear filled eye after tearfilled eye repenting begging God to forgive …. And I’ve seen the joy rush into their hearts that would light their face up like a bright Sun shiny day after a stormy night.
This morning is a good time .

Turn that ol sin over to God. He knows the devil played you like a drum in a parade. 

He knows you’re heart and he sent that tug at your heart ..

So let Him have his way today. 

He will change yours.
Have a Heavenly Day.

Prayer 

Good morning.
Prayer…. Does it work or not?

Is it a waste of time?

Are there examples in the holy Scriptures to instruct us? 
To name a few:
Do you remember Elijah?

He prayed to God that it would not rain.

A request that apparently has been still answered in our area of late heehee.

Remember when he prayed at Mt Carmel? The 350 prophets of Baal?  

He made a challenge unto those prophets. 

“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”

‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭KJV‬‬
” Let the God who is the Lord answer with Fire” ! 

Man that’s putting your God on the line! 
What happened? Well you know. The Prophets of Baal cried into the afternoon. but there was no answer. No fire; no God!

Elijah mocked them and laughed… ” maybe your God is talking to Someone else, maybe he is on vacation and away , or perhaps he is asleep.
Finally it became apparent the God the Prophets served was no God at all!

Such is the case with many false religions today. 

There’s no doubt of the sincerity of many worshippers 

But the problem is that there’s just no God there to receive their urgent cry.

Is that happening to you?
Well, pay attention . Elijah rebuilt the altar torn down by the Foolish Prophets, and poured water all around the sacrifice he had laid upon the altar.

See, you don’t just phone in an order to GOD!!! 

You must come humbly and you must first prepare for prayer up rightly if you aim to get a successful hearing. 

So he called the people together then prayed. 
Altar rebuilt, a sacrifice prepared neatly upon the altar, 

Then strangely poured water all over the offering, the altar and all the trenches around it.( see that water represented the Holy Spirit!!! Without the Holy Spirit nothing ever gets done of value!! 

Then, in humility in prayer before a real honest to goodness Heavenly Father….

( Now That ll warm things up around your world!!!)…
Elijah prayed ….( Halleujah!!!)
And THE FIRE FELL DOWN FROM HEAVEN!!!

It consumed the offering,

 It consumed the water . 

God means business neighbor!!!

The GOD that was real showed up in Spades!!!!!

Man oh man what would our church be like today if the men and women of almighty GOD would offer up Prayer like ol Elijah did that day??? 

They’d forget the program’s, the playground, and the waterin down of the Gospel in the Church !!
Friend, GOD has been put to the test time and time again. 

He’s got his part down good….

The problem is we need to get our part down better.

Instead of Seminary, Our preachers need to go back to Knee- Bo University!! Our Congregation needs to change their opinion as Elijah called it!

We need the actors out of the Church and The Real God Of Heaven needs to be voted back in!!! PTL!!!

We wouldn’t need glitzy add campaigns to try to trick folks to return to the house of GOD, the Power of GOD would draw like a magnet!!! 
Remember what God demanded? 

If My People which are called by my name. Shall humble themselves and ….. PRAY!!!! 

Pray, Fervently!!! Repent then pray!!! The world would see a difference! And the Devil would have a heart attack!!! Heehee!
Real? Real?? Is prayer effective? Does it really Work? 

Well just ask those prophets of Baal!!! 

But you’ll never know …..

UNTIL YOU TRY IT YOURSELF!!!

GOD is no respecter of persons!

If he hears and answers Elijah , He will hear and answer you! 

If you come like ol Elijah did.
Then you’ll …
Have a Heavenly Day!!!!

2 Chronicles 7:14

Good morning.
It’s the Lords Day!

Praise God !!! How Great Thou Art!!! How Great Thou Art!!!
Is your soul singing this mornin?

Well if God is indeed your Savior, then praises should burst forth, uncontrollably even at times !

Paul was know to give a shout now and then. What was it they called it?…. Spontaneously!!

That happens when He truly is LORD OF LORDS in your life!

I want to thank GOD for the strength he gave me this week. He protected me and my family while the world is gettin more and more dangerous.

If you are reading this post this morning you should too be thankful you made it through this week as well.
Danger and violence and such everywhere. Our leaders seem in doubt Of what to do! 

We’ve seen that before.

Remember that old old song they used to sing? 

🎼Jesus take a hold and lead us through.!

It went like this:

It’s time a prayer was spoken from the heart of every man!

Yes can you amen that? 

Destruction seems to be the current trend….

My my we are reliving the dreadful 60’s where riots and killings and anger broke forth like water from a busted water main. 

People hating their brother and don’t even know why. 

While others are just hoping it will all go away before we destroy ourselves in the fray of it .

Dottie Rambo wrote in her ballad:

🎼When parents turn children away from their door ….

Blood flows like water today in the streets brothers fighting their brothers. No one knows what they’re fighting about. Not enough love for each other!

Outsiders are bussed in to stir up the situation. “Agitators” who are bent on overthrowing , destroying our country as we know it are everywhere. 

It’s clear that America is at war with itself.

We’ve already seen one bloody civil war in this country. Another is looming.

Government Corruption , judges armed with agendas instead of Constitutions owning their allegiance , all make this powder keg we call the USA MORE EXPLOSIVE THAN EVER.

What does the future hold? 

Hillary and Donald are running for the highest office in the land.

And half the country doesn’t want either one. Anarchy is near.

You’ve heard this ol preacher say it before, time and time again. 

But I still believe 2 Chronicles 7:14.:

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬
And yes I do believe there are thousands of us all doing just that every day. Praying, seeking ,turning to God….

I believe I’ve seen and heard of more revivals cropping up everywhere I turn today than I’ve seen in years. PTL!!! It s the only way GOD said!

It’s slow, its methodical and its Scriptural. PRAY STILL CHANGES THINGS!

I believe it is why America has not totally destroyed itself already. 
🎼 And When the battles over we shall wear a crown in that New Jerusalem!!
Going to hear MeadowLane this

Morning at Gamble Rd Baptist Church.

It’s Homecoming and Pastor Josh Cornelius invites the whole country to come worship and praise our Heavenly Father together today.

If not there then at the church of your choice where ever you may be!

May God bless you today.

Have a Heavenly Day.
 

Saints 

Good morning. 
The Bible says:

“And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭10:44-45‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Saint of God.

My, that sounds like a lofty title doesn’t it. 
And yes I’m aware that the Apostle Paul in the Holy Scriptures teaches about the “Born Again in Christ Jesus and sometimes refers to them as “Saints”.

But I cannot help but feel like that lowly publican , on his knees in that synagogue along beside that Lofty thinkin Pharisee who was so impressed with with himself, yet that poor ol Publican wept and begged God to forgive him of his sin and tearfully, smote his breast.

Oh, Yes Bro, I do know how you feel.

Unworthy, unfit to be a child Of God. And am so, only because of the Grace and Mercy of God Almighty!

But PTL I am !!!

You know I feel like shoutin a bit!!!

Hallelujah PTL!!!!

Devil, hope you have a heart attack!!! Heehee!

And yet still again we receive the instruction that Heaven sent down into the pen and Heart of Ol Mark, to illustrate the purpose of A Child of The King!!

His is not to strut our stuff and act like we have arrived!!

It’s to minister, and be a servant.

Do you hear that folks? 

No showboating for the Christian!! No I’m better than you’s…. Because it’s plain to see that we’re not any better than the lowest of Sinners.

Helping the hurting, and suffering….. That’s our mission! That’s our call church!! Not sanctimony. Not glitz and glamor. Not glory seeking. And definitely no judging others.

Mercy is what we got when we deserved justice.And that same mercy is what we are to serve to our fellow man.
Grace is what delivered us from the eternal destiny of Hell , not by our righteousness but by His!

All our righteousnesses are as filthy Rags Isa 64:6.
That’s not to say that we are not truly Saints of God….

It’s just to remind us that we are so because of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ who died to save us from our sins!

And like He told that poor poor woman one day Your Faith hath made thee whole!! Hallelujah!!
Neighbor, when you get to the end of the way, you will stand before God . Judgement day is coming and every knee shall bow and every deed will be given account. 

Pointing your finger at misbehaving Christians might be justified in some cases, but will not be enough to gain passage to the Heavenly Shore nor keep you from the Eternal flames of that Lake of Fire ( Rev 19:15).

But woe unto the ” Saintly “‘that misbehaved and treated the Gospel disrespectfully in word and deed. Such loss they will suffer.( 1 Cor 3:15)
Your servant, in the name of Jesus, 
Have a Heavenly Day.

Questions we can’t answer 

Good evening. 
What are your vitals? 

Do you know your blood pressure? 

What about you Cholesterol #’s.

How about your IQ? Do you know your blood type. 

Could you explain your DNA??

Your fingerprint…. Could you tell it from someone else’s? 

If you’ve researched it this one might be easy but I bet most of you haven’t so What is the Name of Your Great grand fathers grandpa? 

There are … guess how many hairs in your head.

Are you sure of who you are ? These questions are getting annoying aren’t they? Lol!

Important info about ourselves and we don’t know ….don’t that make you want to scream???

Upsetting when we don’t know the answers . And still life is full of questions. 
The Bible says: 
“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭29:29‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Secrets of men.
Somethings only God knows….

And that’s fine with me.

But I’ d still love to know what He wrote in that dirt that day!
Good night.

I noticed 

Good evening.
🎼What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

What can make me whole again nothing but the blood of Jesus.🎶

🎼Oh Precious is thy flow that makes me white as snow!

No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus!🎶
Sweet sweet songs. Sweet sweet singing. Telling the Good News of Jesus Christ!
Went to a local healthcare facility today. The Lord sure surprised me as I walked up to the entrance door where I met for the first time an elderly man sitting out on the portico at the entrance door. 

The Beautiful day outside had led him to sit in an available rocker overlooking a gloriously blue crystal clear sky .

The breeze in the air made the morning a joy to behold, and though old and unable to get up and go like he once could , he still had this infectious smile and a joy that was so uplifting. 

It reminded me of the smile that Jesus might have had when sitting down to play with the little children of his day.

A child can laugh when few others can. They don’t understand serious stuff yet. And the stress life brings sometimes is not an issue for a little child.

This old gentleman had a testimony! He never hesitated .

“How are you today?” I asked.

He began to promote The blessings of God and how he had so much to thank the Lord for!! 

Man oh man was he convincing!!it was obvious that this gentleman had done this a time or two.

We were about to have a runnin spell together and He still might be contemplating it right now!

But as I entered the facility I did so to a special new anointing .

The joy of The Lord was overflowing. 

As I walked up to the desk at the reception area I noticed again that I was met with smiling face as the receptionist,( another born again!!) greeted me with a huge smile that came right out of Heaven.

By now I thought I’d have one of those spells !!!

Then I heard singing. No not the intercom it was coming from the Cafeteria or lunch hall. 

There a room Full of residents sat eating lunch and listening to a group of faithful “Barnabus’ “as they sang song after song.

These are not paid performers 

They were volunteers who free of charge take a little time out of their busy life each week to give back. That’s right, to give back to the community and to humanity. 

They sing though not professionals still faithfully week after week with nothing in return than the awareness they are touching hearts and lives. They are addicted to smiling faces folks who have no where else to go who have nothing left in life to give other than a smile and a song. 

No expectations no demands just a humble heart with a little love to share.

Did you know that you walk by someone like this probably every day and may not know it.

But today, I did. I saw people with little to be thankful about being thankful … Thankful enough to share it with less fortunate fellow man.

To each of you…. You got noticed today! 

Thank God for you all!!
Good night.

Pointing to Jesus

Good morning. 

The Lord declares:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

‭‭John‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Are you lost? Jesus is the way.

Tired of being lied to? 

Jesus will never lie (Titus 1:2).

Feeling lifeless this morning? 

Jesus , in Him is LIFE. And His Life is the light of men.( John 1:4).
So if a man is lost, if he is lead astray, if he is dead In sins and trespasses…. Then He hasn’t found Jesus. 

Let’s all listen and watch for precious sinners like that. After all that’s why we are still here. 

To tell the world about Jesus!!

Pointing the way,

Sharing the truth,

And bringing new life where all was dead !! PTL!!! 

Jesus got a hold on me one night! It’s the best hold I’ve ever had!!!

Now I’m trying to help others find the way!

Won’t you help me today? Let’s tell the world about Jesus. 

Remember , your actions speak louder than your words.
Have A Heavenly Day.

Talked to God Today?

Good morning.
 After a restful night we arise and step into a brand new day. 

Thank God for the strength he has given us. The food on our table, the roof over our heads , the friends we have… PTL!! 

Yes GOD IS SO good!!! Sing his praises!!!

A song that’s been on my heart and mind all week has a question ….

“Did you talk to God today?”.

Not everyone could answer that in a positive way this morning. And it’s ironic that they will be the first in line to complain about their circumstances.

I can remember my ol timey pastor years ago say they won’t ever show up for church until votin time comes! Heehee. Then they’ll be on the front bench tellin us how we should run the church. 

Well, that s not too far from the truth today.

The Israelites murmured and complained time and time again. And what did it get them? Another 40 yrs in the wilderness! Lol! 

Complaining never fixed anything. 

But takin to God sure does! 

Tell him what you need as one song reports. Tell him about your struggles your heartaches

And fears. 

Bother Him? Now why would a child of God , in obedience to God who said “ask and ye shall receive,” be a bother to Him?

No I believe the ol Devil uses all kinds of tactics to discourage us from calling on The Lord for help in time of need. 

Why would the Devil be against praying ? Because when you pray you are believing in a God that can help you. And you are trusting him instead yourself and going it alone. 
So This morning on bended knee, ( It speaks of humility) we can make our requests known into God. 

The result?:
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Ahhhhh, I feel another good, good day a comin on. 

Dear Lord, I praise you in advance for it!!
Have a Heavenly Day.