The Power of God Almighty

We need to give the world a better Christian!!!

The world sees a Christian that’s no better with sin than those people who are unbelievers. I’m not advocating that we will be perfect I’m just saying we can give them a better class of Christian than what they have been seeing.
In order to give the world a better class of Christian God will have to allow us to go through trials, tribulations and persecutions. We will experience the testing of our faith and at times we will fail but it will produce a steadfastness in us that will bring about a maturity thereby perfecting and completing us.
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4 ESV)

We are only as powerful over sin as we think we are; knowing the truth gives us that power to succeed, to overcome, and to conquer. Know God’s truth and become a power house for Jesus Christ.
“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.”(Ephesians 1:19-23 NLT)

Jesus came to earth not only to give us a personal intimate demonstration of the reality of who He is as the Son of the Living God of heaven. He not only came to reveal to us the truth of the mysteries of God but to show us by example that through the grace of God we too can conquer over sins destruction in our lives.

Sins ultimate and permanent goal is separation, not only from all those you love because of your extreme selfishness to gratify your lustful desires but from the God of heaven in the lake of fire, which is the second death and second death meaning a complete permanent separation from all of Gods goodness (Rev. 20:12-15). A separation from God’s goodness is an unimaginable torment of all your senses.

As Christians all across the known world we often make excuses to sin and as to why we keep committing acts that keeps us weak as Christians as well as robbing us of all peace, joy and abundant life.

Paul strongly tells us what place sin should be in our lives.

“Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” (Romans 6:12-18 NKJV)
So who is your true master is it Satan or is it God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ?

Keep in mind what the Apostle John tells us ……………. “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (I John 3:8 NKJV)

So if Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil, how much more should we keep sin out of our lives and quit making excuses that its just our nature. Jesus destroyed the works of satan on the cross and his resurrection so therefore he has given us the power to overcome.
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (I Corinthians 10:13 NKJV)

He has given us everything we need to be Victorious in todays battle for our souls.
“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” (Romans 8:37 NLT)
Let us stand tall in the face of adversity constantly reading, studying and ruminating of His word along with worshiping Christ through praises and thanksgivings all throughout each and every day.
Intimacy With Christ is a must!!!
“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” (Matthew 7:13, 14 NLT)
Please do not come to the end of your life only to stand before God to hear him say, I’m sorry but I never knew you!

Love and Prayers
Richard

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New Years Resolution To Life Changing

If I don’t get this weight off it’s going to kill me. My marriage is falling apart. My children hate me and my spouse doesn’t know what to do with me. My addictions is destroying my family and my health. My bad habits are eating me up inside I can’t take it anymore.

So at the beginning of each year we make a grand effort and to stop our bad habits, to put it end to hurting others.

We may do good for a month before our desires get the better of us. We are determined and desperate to make this happen, so what went wrong? The problem to our New Year’s Resolution is we tried doing it in our own strength.
That’s why change never works unless you give your heart to Christ. Oh I know what your thinking!

Oh, no not this again! Why do people keep pushing this down my throat! I’m so sick of the same story over and over and over. I’ve seen many people in church no different than me.

Do you want a solution to the pain that you are causing yourself and to others?

Then just bare with me for a few minutes, just enough time to get you to rethinking your way of life in how that your way is not working for you and time to change your life forever now as well as in eternity. Whether you are not born-again or whether you are frustrated with your walk with Christ. It is time to make a change now it is time. Now is your time.
What some people fail to tell you about serving Christ is that following Christ and doing what he commands frees you from the lifestyle that is not working for you but against you at every turn. You must realize that the truths written in His word will help you to be satisfied with what you have. Will help you to master your desires so your desires do not master you. That through His word will teach you what is truly right and what is terribly wrong.

When you get to the place that you admit that you are wrong and He is right that you are weak and helpless thereby surrendering your all into His care. Then He will give you the power through His grace to help you to being a better person.

He will allow you to go through situations and circumstances that will open your eyes that His word is the truth.

He will place people in your life that will have the same desires and bad habits that you now have in order to open your eyes to how destructive your addiction truly is. He not only shows his truth within his word but also demonstrates it through life situations that you encounter through the people that are in your life for a life lesson. He will use life examples with other people to teach you so that you will say, wow, am I really that bad.

The changes come through disciplining your mind to think differently by focusing on the truths of God by Daily reading His word, praying and praising often throughout your day will keep you focused on Him and His commands.

For he said himself “my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” “I’ve come to give you life more abundantly.” “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

He changed me inside and out through people, circumstances, situations, trials and heartache. If He can change me TRUST ME HE CAN AND WILL CHANGE YOU!!!

Intimacy With Christ my dear friends
Richard

I’m Afraid What Can I Do

I was watching a movie the other day and in this scene I saw a woman who was really afraid and scared. My heart just broke at what I saw realizing that in my past the times when I was afraid, scared and all alone. Then I thought of all the people in the world who are scared afraid and all alone.
So if your are afraid of what the new year holds for you? My heart breaks for you and know that you’re not alone in this. For number one God is always with you and never leave you or forsake you. Number two I am here with you as well. I have gained faith and hope from my fears as well as my future within the word of God’s promises within His truth, enlightened me to what is in store for me if I choose the His path.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:29, 30 ESV)
I now have a peace that passes all understanding and an inner strength from God through His Son Jesus Christ.
If you want hope and encouragement from your fears email me at the address below I do not have all the answers all I can give you is hope and insight from my own private experiences at findintimacywithchrist@gmail.com
Find friends or loved ones who are positive influences in your life and surround yourself with them. You need love and support, if you have no friends or relatives who are positive find a church nearby that can help you during this time. My best advice is to surrender your life into the hands of Jesus Christ!!!
““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:16, 17 ESV)
With the Holy Spirit living inside of you he will give you a new purpose and he will give you hope for your future.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 ESV)
Fear comes upon us for lack of knowledge because our lack in knowing the truth.
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:18, 19 ESV)
Having the knowledge that God loves us will calm your fears and give you peace and joy and a future.
“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith” (Philippians 3:7-9 ESV)
I know what it’s like to be emotionally abused, to be unloved, disrespected and mistreated. You deserve better than this!!! God has brought healing to my mental well-being and spiritual well-being as he will do just for you. I leave you with my love and a final scripture to give you hope and encouragement.
“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)

Love and Prayers,
Richard
Intimacy With Christ