SATAN’S PEARL HARBOR ATTACK OF TODAY

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:38

Just before 8:00 AM on Sunday morning December 7, 1941 the Japanese nation launched a massive attack against The United States Of America by attacking our Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu Hawaii. All 8 U.S. Battleships were badly damaged with 4 sunk. 188 U.S. Aircraft were destroyed, 2,403 Americans were killed & 1,178 were wounded.

Satan is now conducting a similar cowardly attack against all of humanity – Covid-19 virus is the name of this attack.

After Japan’s attack it was later said that The Sleeping Giant (The U.S.) had been awakened – indeed that was the case as Japan, Germany, & all nations fighting against The U.S. paid a severe price & ultimately suffered defeat & lost the war.

The fact is that this 21st Century version attack with Covid-19 attack – The Victory Has Already Been Won By Jesus Christ as I will illustrate below by God’s Word:

Deliverance from Bondage ] Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, Romans 8:1

But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. isaiah 53:5

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts. zechariah 4:6

and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. 1 peter 2:24

so it all comes down to this: the battle has already been won by the lord jesus and the victory is yours to have if you will receive it!?!

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. matthew 28:18

the victory is yours given by the lord jesus – believe it – receive it – live in god’s perfect peace!!!

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”

For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.

A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked.

For you have made the Lord, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.

“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.” “With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.” Psalms 91

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COME BOLDLY WITH EXPECTATION

“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
Hebrews 4:16

Many people are trying to earn God’s Goodness, trying to be good enough, trying to work hard enough, thinking that then maybe they will deserve God’s Blessings. That’s a slave mentality. You don’t have to earn God’s Love. You don’t have to work for His approval. You don’t have to pay God back for your mistakes. The Scripture tells us to come boldly to the throne of grace, not as a servant saying, “God, I know I don’t deserve it.” If you want to put a smile on God’s face, go to Him with boldness, go to Him like you know He is pleased with you, like you know you have a right to be there as a Child Of God, like you know He wants to be good to you. Ask Him for your dreams. Pray bold prayers. You’re not inconveniencing Him. Jesus says, “It is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” God is longing to be good to you.

A Prayer for Today

Precious ABBA Daddy, thank You that I can come boldly before You, knowing that as Your Child, this is my rightful place. Thank You that I don’t have to earn Your Favor or be good enough to come into Your Presence. I am coming to Pray bold prayers and to dream bold dreams. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.

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GOD IN US

“You’ll even walk unharmed among the fiercest powers of darkness, trampling every one of them beneath your feet! For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: ‘Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.’” Psalm 91:13-14

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THE MERCY OF GOD SHOWS UP

It was an utter complete failure — a sin that couldn’t have been predetermined, something he didn’t know he was even capable of doing. And afterward, the realization of his failure brought instant regret and bitter tears, but he couldn’t take it back. It was done and now it seemed he would have to live forever with the remorse.

I’m talking about the Apostle Peter and his rejection of Jesus.

Of all the disciples, Peter was the most outspoken — especially about following Jesus.

This is the same disciple who said, “Master, just where are you going?” Jesus answered, “You can’t now follow me where I’m going. You will follow later.” “Master,” said Peter, “why can’t I follow now? I’ll lay down my life for you!” (John 13:36-37,).

I believe Peter meant what he said. He had every intention of following Jesus always. Don’t we all? But in a pressure situation, sometimes our actions don’t follow our intentions.

Jesus responded: “Really? You’ll lay down your life for me? The truth is that before the rooster crows, you’ll deny me three times” (John 13:38).

I’m sure Peter thought, “No way… never.” And then he did it. He denied Jesus, not once, but three times just as Jesus predicted. And when he realized his failure, he wept bitterly, unable to see how this could ever be fixed.

I’ve been in Peter’s shoes before. The sin was different, but it doesn’t matter. Regret is an awful torment. Grief, repentance, and bitter tears. Yet, unable to reverse the wrong.

Until the mercy of God shows up…

In the last chapter of Mark’s gospel, we have the account of Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome approaching the tomb of Jesus in hopes to anoint His body. Instead, they find an angelic being sitting inside the open tomb — and no Jesus.

The angel said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples — and Peter — that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you” (Mark 16:6-7).

What a loving, merciful, and thoughtful God we serve. The angel could have easily said to the women, “Go tell the disciples…” But he obviously had specific instructions to single out Peter’s name in the announcement. Why? Because God sees our grief and repentance.

I’m sure in the mind of Peter, he thinks the death of Jesus is possibly his fault. He knows for sure he didn’t help. But God saw His regret and wanted to make sure he knew Jesus had risen from the dead.

Two small words carrying so much love: “…and Peter…” Make sure you tell Peter too.

Regrets may be inevitable but they are not invisible to God. His heart is often moved with compassion for broken people. From initially sending Jesus to the world, to seeing the multitudes with no shepherd, to an angel specifically naming Peter in a triumphant announcement, God’s love and compassion are clearly seen.

So the next time you feel buried under regret, remember He sees and He is the same yesterday, today, and always. God is not mad at your mistake. His mercy endures forever.

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OUR CONFIDENCE IS IN THE LORD

OUR HOPE AND CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD GOD

In times of turmoil, we anchor our hope and confidence in God and in His Word. Here are just a few of the promises for times such as these:

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. … Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence (Psalm 91:1, 3).

You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance (Psalm 32:7).

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord (Isaiah 54:17).

I believe we have an opportunity to show a fearful world the calm confidence that comes from being children of God. Now more than ever, the world needs to hear the truth of Jesus’ love, hope, and grace.

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The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders

Passage: Matthew 7:24–27, Luke 6:47–49
Audience: A great crowd
Context: The sermon on the mount
Key Verse: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7:24).

Hearing Jesus’s words and putting them into practice is like building your home on a solid and trustworthy foundation that can withstand life’s storms. Jesus contrasts that to the dangers of ignoring His words, which He compares to building one’s life on sand.

This would have been a shocking statement to people listening to Christ’s sermon because they believed the Torah was the most reliable foundation to build one’s life

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The Parable of the Lamp Stand

Passage: Matthew 5:14–16, Mark 4:21–22, Luke 8:16
Audience: A great crowd
Context: The sermon on the mount
Key Verse: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

First-century homes in Palestine were modest, and it didn’t take much light to illuminate them. People used very small oil lamps which could easily fit under a small bowl. But the idea of lighting a lamp and putting it under a bowl is absurd. Not only would it be a waste of light, but it would also be a waste of oil.

Like a lamp, followers of Jesus should be put in a place of prominence where the light within them can be seen clearly.

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THE PARABLES OF JESUS

When people talk about the ministry of Jesus, it’s easy to focus on his miracles. Jesus performed some amazing feats that the world had never seen (and hasn’t seen since). But one of the most exciting things about His ministry was His teaching style.

Jesus taught using parables—simple stories intended to impart a spiritual lesson. He’s so identified with this teaching style that Mark’s Gospel tells us that “He did not say anything to them without using a parable” (Mark 4:34a).

We have collected all of Jesus’s parables from the Gospels of: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. With each parable, you’ll discover:

  • Where it is located in Scripture
  • Who was present for this teaching
  • Why it was given
  • What is the key verse

The parables from Matthew

Matthew was particularly focused on convincing the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. One way that he accomplished that goal was by centering his message around Jesus’ teachings and how they intersected with Jewish faith and tradition. That’s why we find so many parables that are unique to Matthew, like The Unmerciful Servant, The Workers in the Vineyard, and The Ten Virgins.

1. The Parables of New Cloth and New Wineskins

Passage: Matthew 9:16–17, Mark 2:21–22, Luke 5:36–38
Audience: John the Baptist’s disciples
Context: John’s disciples ask Jesus why the Pharisees fast, but His disciples do not.
Key verse:  “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse” (Matthew 9:16).

The first-century religious establishment had expectations for the Messiah. In their understanding, He would come and build upon the traditions and practices of Judaism. Even John the Baptist’s disciples didn’t know how to understand why Jesus wasn’t adhering to common Jewish observances.

Jesus tells them that any attempt to patch up what was lacking in Judaism’s traditional expressions of righteousness would only make everything worse. Like a piece of unshrunk cloth sewn into an old garment or a new wine in an old wineskin, Jesus was bringing something that wouldn’t fit into the religious traditions of the time.

I will add additional parables of Jesus in future posts, so check back for more posts daily.

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The Corona Virus

renew your mind by the word of god, the bible and begin learning to live in peace!!!

THE CORONA VIRUS IS REAL FOR CERTAIN – SO ARE MANY, MANY OTHER THREATS WORLDWIDE – EVEN SO I AM GOING 100% WITH THE WORD OF GOD IN PSALM 91 – I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THE SAME.
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“I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”
For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you.”

keep looking to jesus!!!

GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU