Do you call yourself a Christian? -Christlike disciple.

Do you call yourself a Christian? -Christlike disciple.

As a Pastor now for many years and someone who has tried to become Christlike in my llife spending time in prayer the last year or so I have felt God calling the church to closeness, to relationatiion with Him.  The church is not the building, it is but a gathering place, the church is in our hearts.  The resurection power of Jesus Christ lives within our lives.

Where is the evendence of that power of the Reserection in our lives?

 Where is the Holy Spirit activily living in our hearts with the evendence as in the early church of Acts?

Are we trying to be like the world or like Christ?  Are we trusting in only people or first in God?

As we draw close, humble ourselves, fast, pray, worship out of a true and prue heart God will meet us.

We have direct access to the Father through Jesus and the cross, forgiveness, and power. God still heals, God is still all powerfful, God is still allknowing, God is in control.

The scripture is coming to me so strongly this week. Now is the time for us to repent, pray, humble, and breakthrough. We have power to stand in these times, we are not powerless. I believe God wants to give us a breakthough this weekend in our hearts, souls, and in our country. Revival in so many hearts including mine. We all can become more like Christ, stronger, faithful, love like Jesus believing God will do something great, God will give us a breakthough. We know God uses man, we use wisdom, after we do what we can we stand in prayer, in faith believing God will make a way. Knowing God will bring us through cursing the sickness, standing agains sin, and turning from our sinful nature to serve God. Jesus died on the cross to reconcile us back to the creator, He shed his blood for the forgiveness of our sins, healing, and there is great power in the that blood.

This weekend let us breakthough, let us pray, seek God we are His children.

“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14

The call of Fasting, prayer, it’s not time to be passive in our response as Christians but to use our weapons.

The call of Fasting, prayer, it’s not time to be passive in our response as Christians but to use our weapons.

2 Chronicles 7:14

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.

Today the Son is Shining in hearts throughout America. People are talking more maybe today on the internet about Jesus and praying for Gods help.  I pray we do not miss the facts that in life we can get busy, distracted by the world and lose sight of what is truly important.

Spending quality time with our Father in Heaven

Reading the bible

Repenting of our sins, searching our hearts

Turning from areas making changes God puts on our hearts to change.

Some people look to Doctors, Governments, others for all the answers in their lives but God has the answers.  God uses all these wonderful people to help us, but the answers come from God.

Humbling ourselves is a sign of powerful people. Those who see humbling as weak truly do not understand what it means or the significance of it. Humbling is a process of surrender to God, his authority, love, power, moving in our lives. It provides clarity for us, focus on what is important and strength for our everyday lives.

The bible teaches us in Proverbs the start of all wisdom is in the Fear or Respect of the Lord.

Christians today are not powerless but powerful and its time we follow scriptures we should be in a time of fasting and prayer for our people, country, leaders, and those around the world. This is not a time for division but unity, strength, love, prayer, fasting, and following scriptures. It is time for many around our great country to stand together crying out to God from our hearts for healing, God still heals, still delivers, defends, protects, God is the same today, yesterday and forever.

Ephesians 6 read this chapter

Tips for today, living without panic or fear

98% of what we fear happening never happens

People get panicked so easily when their trust is in everything else.  The truth is that markets will go up and down, diseases will come and go, if we focus on all of that then we would be on a rollercoaster of emotions and fear.  We need proper perspective understanding that if our hope is in God, we have a future that is secure no matter what is happening in the world around us.

Here are some biblical tips to help us today:

Proverbs tells us to diversify our investment into many areas.

We are to love others and look out for them not being selfish

Giving is a key to our success in life. We should always put back a portion for saving after giving a portion and then living off the rest here is a formula, we use that might help.

10% giving

10% savings

80% living off for normal expenses.  Keeping our mortgage or rent below 30% of income is also a great idea.

Proverbs is full of these tips as well which reinforce what I am saying.

Understand interest good and bad- divide your interest in saving or investing into 72 it tells you how often your money can double or compound.  Also understand it works the opposite on loans and Credit cards.

Our home is not as much of an investment as it does not generate income so remember it’s great to have a home we all need a place to live but if possible to buy one with an apartment or shared living can add more value to make it an investment instead of a liability only.

Ok now let’s look at our attitudes.

Living by faith is important

Loving others, being kind, and giving

We have things happen in our world and wisdom is far more important than fear.

Example: Covet 19

We must live wisely by keeping distance too and taking great measures to keep from getting sick or spreading it to others.  Taking great care of those who are at high risk is important, but this already should be what we are doing with the Flu and other viruses as well.

Praying for each other, our leaders, and those who are sick are important.

Giving thanks for what we have is very important

Taking time to be with our families and remember how important people are to us is important.

If we do not panic our lives will go back to normal in many ways, the markets will go back up again they always do, and if we are ready spiritually having things right with God knowing Jesus as our savior we are ready for eternity.  Life here is temporary anyway but eternity is forever.

Isaiah 41:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

There is much more that can be added but I hope these few tips will help us focus better today.

Pray, Repent, and seek Gods healing power for our heart, soul, and body.

Pray, Repent, and seek Gods healing power for our heart, soul, and body. 

It is time to come together we unite in unity.

Fear not but have faith.

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.

Today I bring a powerful message, a reminder for us to humble ourselves.

God created us in His likeness and gave us all the opportunity to serve and love Him. Fear can be overcome with God, death has no victory with God, we can stand strong knowing whatever happens to us today, tomorrow, or 10 years from now Heaven awaits.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life John 3:16

If we repent of our sins, humbling ourselves God Is faith to forgive us and to save our souls and heal our land. It is time to cry out to God ask forgiveness, pray, accept Christ into our hearts turning from our wicked ways so God can heal our land.

Christians today should stand in faith believing knowing God is able to deliver us out of every situation. God can give wisdom to the doctors, workers, leaders, and all of us today for this time and those to come. Fear not, God is still the same today yesterday, today, and forever.

Today I want to remind you I am available to pray with you.

Revronbennett@yahoo.com

We can set up time to talk.

Faith overcomes Fear and Panic

Now is not the time for fear but for faith. Stand strong in faith believing God is able to take away these challenges. Pray these scriptures and remind yourself that Faith overcomes fear.

Scriptures of faith and not fear

Isaiah 35:4

4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Joshua 1:9

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Matthew 6:34

34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Psalm 23:4

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 34:4

4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 94:19

19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 27:1

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

1 Peter 5:6-7

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Psalm 118:6

6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

2 Timothy 1:7

7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Psalm 115:11

  1. You who fear him, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.

Psalm 103:17

17 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—

Psalm 112:1

1 Praise the LORD.Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.

Deuteronomy 31:6

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Chronicles 28:20

20 David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.

Psalm 56:3-4

3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Isaiah 41:10

10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:13

13 For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Isaiah 54:4

4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

Matthew 10:28

28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Romans 8:15

15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

1 Corinthians 16:13

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Hebrews 13:5-6

5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

1 Peter 3:13-14

13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”

1 John 4:18

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

Time to Get healthy

When life gives us lemons it is time to make lemonade. Follow me on my journey and ask me how to come with me on a journey for yourself as well.

I am losing weight, growing as a person, and in all ways. I will share many ideas with you and we can do it together. I am working to loose up to 30 lbs in my first 30 days. Impossible well let us see.

I am eating lots of great foods