Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jesus The Great Jewish Teacher

John 17:6-26 New International Version (NIV)

 Jesus Prays for His Disciples

 "I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.

I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.  

Jesus Prays for All Believers
 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—  I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.  I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

Jesus is Lord of Heaven and on Earth and God is Love 1John 4:16

Monday, January 27, 2014

Prayer for International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27, 2014

Prayer May  God comfort all the families around the world for the injustice of killing of  innocent people in
Auschwitz death camp in southwestern in Poland.

God is Love 1John 4:16 and Jesus is Lord of Heaven and on Earth.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

See The Day Of The Lord Is Coming

A prophecy against Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:
Raise a banner on a bare hilltop, shout to them; beckon to them to enter the gates of the nobles.
I have commanded those I prepared for battle; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath—
those who rejoice in my triumph.

Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude!
Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together!
The Lord Almighty is mustering an army for war.
They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens—the Lord and the weapons of his wrath—
to destroy the whole country. Wail, for the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.   Because of this, all hands will go limp, every heart will melt with fear.  Terror will seize them, pain and anguish will grip them; they will writhe like a woman in labor.  They will look aghast at each other, their faces aflame. 

See, the day of the Lord is coming—a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger—to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.
The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light.
The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins.
I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
I will make people scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.  Therefore I will make the heavens tremble; and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the Lord Almighty,  in the day of his burning anger. (Isaiah 13:1-14 New International Version (NIV)

God is Love and God is Good  1John 4:14 and Jesus is Lord of Heaven and on Earth. Jesus is the Savior of ALL Human Being Come to Jesus and Be Save.   

Friday, January 24, 2014

An Urgent Call for Men


Here is a collection of some of my favorite reflections on men’s discipleship that I’ve posted on Facebook:  

Why Reaching Men Is So Urgent: An Example:
 Recently, my father-in-law and I had lunch. Our waitress, Stephanie (disguised name), seemed a little down so I struck up a conversation. Her car wouldn’t start and, not having much money, she was overwhelmed. She is 26 years old, a single mom with 6- and 8-year-old boys, and has no family in Orlando. The father of her children isn’t in the picture—he’s a bad actor. So she’s left to raise two sons without a father figure by earning tips. She has a younger brother who, without a positive father figure, is on the cusp of becoming a bad actor too. So I told her about the work we do with men and gave her a copy of The Man in the Mirror for him.

When we said grace over lunch, I invited her to join us. She did, and I sensed that God encouraged her heart. What a perfect example of why God wants us to disciple men. Experiences like this are why we can never, and will never, tire or lose our passion to help evangelize and disciple men. The mission of “men’s discipleship” is for all of the broken people, like Stephanie and her sons, left in the wake of misguided men. Those men have no idea of the destructive forces they are setting in motion that will devastate multiple generations. That’s why we must urgently help every church disciple every man.  

Are We Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem?
The “men problem” has become a crisis that is virtually out of control. The collateral damage among families is staggering. Men under 40 are especially vulnerable to an alien worldview that is gutting the institutions of marriage and family. Our government agencies, social sector organizations and businesses are overrun trying to cope with the downstream damage of an increasingly fatherless, angry and dysfunctional generation.

By all means, let’s continue helping single moms, pregnant teenagers and fatherless boys. But we’ll never solve these “symptomatic” problems without treating the underlying disease—the cause—that men don’t understand biblical manhood. If you are trying to solve the wrong problem, you can only succeed by accident. Behind virtually every human tragedy, you will find the failure of a man. No problem we need to be working on is more important than men’s discipleship.

The Cure for Everything Starts With Men
When my mother was diagnosed with advanced stage 4 cancer, she decided to treat the pain but not the disease. In many ways, that’s what we’re doing with our mega-problems—like divorce, fatherlessness, domestic abuse, the explosion of pornography, metal detectors in schools, rampage shootings, Wall Street corruption and the normalization of sin on TV, to name a few. However, behind virtually every sad story, you will find the failure of a man—and he hates himself for it. Can you think of anything that has more potential to solve the problems we face than getting men right through discipleship?  

So Much Depends on Healthy Men  
  • If you want to restore healthy marriages, restore healthy men.
  • If you want to restore healthy families, restore healthy men.
  • If you want to restore healthy churches, restore healthy men. 
  • If you want to restore healthy communities, restore healthy men.
  • If you want to restore healthy men, take a man under your wing and disciple him into the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus. 

Make sure you and your church are treating the underlying disease, not just the pain it causes.

Anything Less Than Discipling All Your Men Is a Moral Failure:
  Along with my colleagues, I’ve spent 25 years studying how churches can disciple all their men—not just that small percentage who will participate in “men’s only” activities. Where did we ever get the idea that any more than a small fraction of men would ever be interested in joining a men’s only ministry? Perfectly executed, you might involve 25 percent of your men, tops. But what about men that are part of the worship team, teach middle school boys, park cars, drive the bus or usher? How do they become strong disciples?

Are they excluded because they’re not part of the men’s ministry? This is the big idea: However many men you have in your church, that’s the size of your ministry to men. We call it “all-inclusive ministry to men.”

How are men doing in your church? Do you need to shift your paradigm? Anything less than a plan to disciple all your men is a moral failure.  

The Men God Wants Us to Engage
 You can see them sitting next to you at any traffic light in America. The pace has numbed their senses. They don’t get enough rest. They’re always on the fly. They rarely reflect. They do not often sense the presence of God.

Ironically, they spend decades getting what they want, only to find out it doesn’t make them happy. They have success but no peace, things but no pleasure, meaningful work but no gratitude for it, money but no vision to serve others, and relationships but no time to enjoy them. They are unbalanced—unstable, actually—and a high risk to themselves and their families. These are men Jesus had in mind when He said, “Go and make disciples.”

So, when you come across a man like this, reach out. I did this yesterday and offered a man a copy of Is Christianity for You?

He thanked me profusely and said, “You know, this is timely. Recently I’ve been thinking about my own mortality and what’s comes after. I really need this.” You just never know! God is right now preparing some of the men to whom you and I will speak to today. They are aching to find “the way.”
 
 We’ll Never Disciple Men if We Don’t Do This
Jesus modeled a foolproof way to bring men to spiritual maturity. It’s for already mature men to take men younger in their faith under their wings and show them the ropes. Not long ago, I mentored a young man in his late 20s. As with so many younger guys, he grew up in a dysfunctional home, so he’d never seen “normal.” On our fourth visit—long enough for him to size up whether or not he would trust me—he sat down and blurted out, “I have a mediocre business, a mediocre marriage and a mediocre relationship with God.”  

See why disciples cannot be mass-produced?
We can’t just enroll men in a class or get them to attend our event and expect them to “get it.” That’s a good start, but not enough to complete the mission. No, we’re also going to have to get our hands dirty—every mature guy. We’re going to have to spend personal time with these men, one at a time, until they no longer have to guess at what normal looks like. You’ll never actually make a mature disciple until you do this.

Patrick Morley is founder and CEO of Man in the Mirror. After building one of Florida’s 100 largest privately held companies, in 1991, he founded Man in the Mirror, a nonprofit organization to help men find meaning and purpose in life. Dr. Morley is the best-selling author of The Man in the Mirror, No Man Left Behind, Dad in the Mirror, and A Man’s Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

God Help the "United States of America"

                                                        God's Servant said "In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat.  The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all. (Isaiah 11:6 NLT)"

God is Love 1John 4:16 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wedding Prayer

Psalm 128 NRSV
Happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways.  You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall go well with you.  Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.  Thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.  The Lord bless you from Zion. May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.  May you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel!

Blessed is our Lord Jesus the Savior of all People. Jesus is Lord of Heaven and on Earth.
  

Monday, January 20, 2014

Revelation Chapter 7 Verse 9


God is Love 1John 4:16 Jesus is Lord of Heaven and on Earth The Multitude from Every Nation 9 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10 They cried out in a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 singing, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

A Man of God Fought for Equality

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1962 Speech in NYC

   

 God is Love 1John 4:16 and Jesus the Christ is Lord of Heaven and on Earth!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Prayers For Famliy, Husbands, Wives, and Children

Dear Father God hear our Prayers:
Protect the family homes everywhere. Protect the children, wives and the husbands from the evil one. 

 Pray then in this way:
Our Father in heaven,  hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.  Your will be done,  on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. In Jesus name AMEN!

Monday, January 13, 2014

God Sometime Brings A Storm To Get You to Listern

In Spanish and English Jonah Chapter 1:1-17

God is Love 1 John 4:16 and Jesus is Lord of Heaven and Earth. Amen!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Praise God for All His Creation

Peter Holme iii

Psalm 148 (CEV)  Come Praise the Lord

148 Shout praises to the Lord!   Shout the Lord’s praises in the highest heavens.   All of you angels,
and all who serve him above, come and offer praise.  Sun and moon, and all of you bright stars,  come and offer praise.
Highest heavens, and the water above the highest heavens, come and offer praise.  Let all things praise
the name of the Lord, because they were created at his command.  He made them to last forever, and nothing can change what he has done.  All creatures on earth,  you obey his commands, so come praise the Lord!

Sea monsters and the deep sea, fire and hail, snow and frost, and every stormy wind, come praise the Lord!
All mountains and hills, fruit trees and cedars,  every wild and tame animal, all reptiles and birds, come praise the Lord Every king and every ruler, all nations on earth,  every man and every woman, young people and old, come praise the Lord!

All creation, come praise the name of the Lord.  Praise his name alone. The glory of God is greater than heaven and earth.   Like a bull with mighty horns, the Lord protects his faithful nation Israel, because they belong to him.  Shout praises to the Lord!

God is Love 1John 4:16 and Jesus is Lord of Heaven and on Earth

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Peace To The State of Israel

Pray for Peace to the State of Israel
Psalm 122:6-9   6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.  Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.   For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.   Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

Blessed is my God because is Love 1John 4:16 and Jesus is Lord of Heaven and on Earth. Amen!   

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I Am About To Do A New Thing



 I  am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth,do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers  in the desert.  The wild animals will honor me,the jackals and the ostriches;for I give water in the wilderness,rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people,the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise. Isaiah 43:19-21 NRSV
God  is Love 1John 4:16  and  Jesus is Lord of Heaven and on Earth!  Amen

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Blessed New Year


Matthew 5:16 ESV In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Psalm 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

2 Peter 1:3-10 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

God is Love 1John 4:16 and Jesus is Lord of Heaven and on Earth