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You are Forgiven! Don’t Hang on to your Faults or Past Mistakes!

Golden Nugget:

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Hebrews 10:17 “An their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.”

If Jesus can forgive us that easily then we should too. Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is ourselves. The devil always like to hang our faults or mistakes over our heads like a dark cloud, but once we realize and believe that God forgave us he can’t do that anymore.

Do you realize how many people have said to me, “I have made so many mistakes, I just can’t seem to do anything right.”

My answer to them is, “You need to let go of all of your past mistakes. God doesn’t keep record of all of your faults and mistakes and wrong doings. Satan is the one who keeps bringing it back because he is only there to destroy you.” If you have asked for forgiveness, then all that you have done has been erased,  destroyed, never again to be remembered. In knowing that, why is it so hard for us to forgive ourselves or others?

It says in Micah 7:19 “AMP He will again have compassion on us; He will subdue and tread underfoot our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. (could talk about Jonah)

(take a piece of paper, write something down that you did wrong, put it in water and give an example of being able to read it) Can this paper be read? Why not, because it is all wet, it has been destroyed, even the ink has run and you cannot tell what it says. When we ask for forgiveness, it is just like God ripping our sins out of our history book that he has and throwing it into the depths of the sea. Whatever gets thrown down there is destroyed and God doesn’t try to pull it back out later on to tell you what it says. It is Satan who keeps reminding us about our faults and mistakes, not God!

So what do we do when that happens? We tell that devil, “Get out of here Satan in Jesus Name! I already asked God to forgive me and I know I am forgiven, you have to go in Jesus Name and stop sending these lies to my head! You cannot hold my past sins against me anymore. I have been washed by the Blood of Jesus! I am Forgiven! In Jesus Name Amen!

Colossians 1:12-14 “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”

  1 John 2:12 “I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.”

God has delivered us from the power darkness (satan) and brought us into His light! God’s only Son Jesus died on the cross for us so that our sins could be forgiven. If it wasn’t for Jesus there would be no forgiveness. Jesus became our sin, he became our mistakes, he became our sickness, he became our disease, he became all of our troubles for us so we don’t have to have them. We just need to give it all over to God. He cares for us, loves us unconditionally. You Are Forgiven! Walk in God’s Forgiveness! If you don’t know how, come up here and I will pray with you. If you have need prayer for anything, I am here to pray for you.




Be a Believer!

Acts 12:1-18

Here we have a story once again where the disciples are being thrown into prison and being killed. Herod saw that it pleased the Jews when he killed one disciples so he was going to do the same to Peter.

We just heard that did not happen. The Christians were praying for Peter for God to deliver him somehow out of the hand of the king. God honored their prayers, but they did not believe. I see it all the time. People start praying because something is going on that requires us to pray earnestly. Maybe someone gets really sick or someone was in an accident or on death’s bed, or they hear of someone who got a report about cancer and they pray, pray, and pray. They want God to answer, but the situation is so bad that deep down inside they have their doubts. Later you find out that only a few people really believed that God would answer their prayers.

 Well, this one young girl Rhoda must have been believing that Peter was going to come out of prison because she was so excited that their prayers were answered that she forgot to let Peter in the house! The rest of those in that house obviously did not believe that Peter was really going to be delivered only Rhoda believed and even though she told everyone else they did not believe but tried to make her think she was crazy and hearing things but that did not change her mind. She was a believer!


In the mean time when she told the rest of those that were praying they said she was crazy and it was his angel or you could say ghost. When they finally saw Peter they were astonished and couldn’t believe that it was really him, but he told of how God sent an angel to bring him out of the prison and not long after that Herod had died!

God brought Peter out of prison and from the hand of Herod. We need to know that when we pray God will answer! Be a Believer!


I will not Bow!

Golden Nugget:

Daniel 3:17-18 “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning firey furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand O King. But if not, be it known unto thee O king that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

Just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego did not bow to their circumstances neither should we bow to the circumstances of the world. We need to stand up for Jesus and what He represents and not give in or bow to what the world wants to do. If you stand up like these three did, God will not let you down.

What about David when he went to feed his brothers food when they were at war? He quickly found out what was going on for the last 40 days! Saul and his army were hiding! They were scared of a 10 foot giant named Goliath. Yet, they were supposed to be a mighty army of God! David got there and he did not run and hide when Goliath came out, but instead he went and stood up to that giant and did not bow like the rest of the army was doing. The Philistines were making fun of God and his people and instead of believing in God they bowed to the circumstance of fear of the enemy! David went up there and stood up for God and his people and we all know that he defeated the giant with the Word of God and he used his slingshot and put his faith in God and by doing that God did not let him down. He caused that stone to sink in Goliath’s forehead and down went Goliath and God gave David supernatural strength to pick  up Goliath’s sword and cut his head off and took it to the king!

Daniel in the Lions’ Den. There was a law made that for 30 days you were not to pray or worship anything or anyone other than the king and did that stop Daniel from praying to God like he always did? No! Daniel did not bow to the circumstances even though he knew he that the law said if you did, the punishment was for anyone to be thrown into the den of lions. They purposely starved the lions so that when they did get whatever was thrown down in there, it would be instantly demolished. Those lions were trapped purposely in that hole with a huge stone over it so they couldn’t get out. As we know Daniel was thrown into that den of lions because he did not stop praying to God and what happened? God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths! That next day he was delivered out of there and promoted in the kingdom!

Paul and Silas were thrown into prison for preaching about Jesus! They were told to stop peaching or they would be thrown into prison. They did not bow to the circumstance, but they kept on doing the Lord’s work. Why? Because they knew the Lord their God would take care of everything and even in prison they did not stop to give God praise! They worshiped and praised God even though they got beaten and thrown into prison and bound with chains to a wall and God caused the earth to shake and everyone in the prison was set free, and the doors were opened! Not just Paul and Silas but everyone! The Jailer was so scared he was going to take his own life because if they got free, the king would have had him killed anyways but Paul stopped him and they preached to the jailer and lead the jailer and his family to the Lord. Why? Because when we do not bow, God will take care of us!



God wants YOU!

Acts 2:1-

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

People that were outside of the upper room heard all of these people speaking in tongues and thought they were drunk because they were speaking in tongues, but Peter set them all straight.

“Peter standing up with the eleven lifted up his voice and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you and hearken to my words; for these are not drunken as ye suppose seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass in the last days saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams and on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit and they shall prophesy and I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath blood and fire and vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before that great and notable day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

God needs you! He wants to use you! If God did not want to use children, He would not have put this in his Word!

As children, you can do much more than what you even think you can do. You can bring a message in tongues in church. You can prophesy in English, You can lay your hands on the sick and pray for them and they will recover.

We do not do anything in our own name. We do it all in the Name of Jesus Christ! You are no different than me. You are no different than Zane. You are no different than Samuel in the Bible! God wants to use you! Are you ready to let God use you?

“Keep on Building! Don’t Let the Satan Tear Down what you Build!”

Golden Nugget

John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

We need to keep on building on God’s Word so that satan cannot come to steal from you, and destroy you.

I know you have heard this story before, but I am going to show it in a different light. It is from Matthew 13:24-

“Another parable put he forth unto them saying, the Kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servant of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow only good seed in thy field? From whence then hath is tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.”

If we are continually building ourselves up on the Word of God, then we wouldn’t be considered sleeping.

 To be considered sleeping is when you get lazy, busy, and put your attention on other things and not putting your attention on God. If you don’t start out your day with the Word of God and prayer, or do it when you have a space of time to do it, then your day can get too busy and by the time the end of the day comes, you know you should read your Bible and pray and do the things you would do to have your time with God, but you are too exhausted to even keep your eyes open to read the Bible.

That is when you are not “Building” and the devil is coming in to sow the tares (the things you do not want) and he tries to steal, kill, or destroy you and what you have already built on the Word of God.

Proverbs (the book of Wisdom) 8:17 “I love them that love me; those that seek me early shall find me.” (AMP) “I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.”

We have to be diligent in seeking the Lord.

I am not going to tell you that the satan won’t try to get you down, won’t try and throw arrows at you while you are building your spiritual house on the Word of God because that would be a lie. He has hated you from the time of Adam and Eve! You are God’s creation and  he wants to do all he can to get you to stop building your spiritual house on God. He knows the more you build the less he is able to do. That is why it is so important to keep building.

He will try to tear you down, but you just keep on building! He can’t plant tares (things we do not want) when you are constantly awake (keeping in God’s Word and Prayer!) When he brings something your way, you use the Word of God to knock it down! God fights your battles for you because you are grounded in His Word and you are using it!

Keep on praying, reading the Bible, going to church, and keep doing the work of the Lord, and don’t take a day off!

So keep on building so satan can’t tear you down!



Are you a Servant or a Slave? Romans chapter 6

Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness?”

AMP “Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either (slaves) of sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?

What are you a slave/servant to? If you are constantly doing something that is wrong and you know it, then you are constantly giving yourself over to sin, you are a slave to sin.

If you are walking in obedience to God’s Word then you are a servant to righteousness, right standing with God.

Servant: a person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant.

Attendant, help, domestic worker, cleaning woman, helper, maid, butler, a devoted and helpful follower or supporter a tireless servant of God.

Slave: a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.

Toil, labor, grind, sweat, work one’s fingers to the bone, work day and night, work like a dog, keep ones nose to the grindstone,

Once you become a slave to sin, then it is like sin owning you. Then you feel like there is no way out.  And being a slave to sin will only lead to death.

People often times think that when they are continuous in sin, they might as well keep doing it because they think they are too far into sin to come out of sin.

The Great news is they can easily get out with God’s help and that is called forgiveness!

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Now it says if we are servant to obedience to God it leads to righteousness (right standing with God). Being a slave to obedience to God, leads to eternal life.

Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

When we are doing the will of God, being a servant to God, it is easy for us to obey God. It isn’t a chore. Sin isn’t easy to carry. Righteousness is easy to carry.

Be a Servant to Rightness, Not a Slave to Sin.



No Respect of Persons (No Favoritism)

God does not play favoritism and neither should we.

Acts 10:34 “Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:”

What God has done for one, He will do for another. If he has healed someone of something, he will heal you of that same thing. If He has blessed someone with money, He will bless you with money. A lot of times it is us stopping the things God wants to do for us and we have to deal with ourselves so we can get all that God has for us.

Romans 2:11 “For there is no respect of persons with God.”

Respect of persons goes both ways. If God were to punish Zane for taking a piece of candy that did not belong to him, He will punish Jubilee too if she did the same thing. If God is going to reward Jubilee for telling the truth or sharing with her friends, God will reward Zane for telling the truth or sharing with his friends.

Just because Jubilee is so cute and little, God does not favor Jubilee over Zane.

Ephesians 6:9 “And ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening knowing that your Master also is in heaven, neither is there respect of persons with him.” Verses 5-9

It doesn’t matter if you are free or a slave, we are to treat one another the same. If you are doing good, you will receive good. If you are doing something wrong or bad, you will receive the same back. You will not get rewarded by God if you are doing something wrong.

Colossians 3:25 “But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.” Verses 18-25

These verses talk about Wives, Husbands, Children, Servants, or non servants.

James 2:1-9

It doesn’t matter if someone is rich or poor, dresses nice or in rags, God sees the heart of man and that is what really counts. Take to thought, that if you wrong a rich person, most likely they will sue you. If you were to do wrong to a poor man most likely they will let it go. A rich man will get you for all you are worth.

Proverbs 24:23 “These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in Judgment.”

Proverbs 28:21 “To have respect of persons is not good; for a piece of bread that man will transgress.”

If we want to be wise we do not want to have respect of persons with each other.

Just remember, how you treat others is how God will end up treating you. You could even be a good person and help those in need, but if there are particular people that you have respect of persons with, God sees that too. They may not go out of their way to be mean to them physically, but it is more like secretively. I do know, that the ones it is happening to definitely know and God knows.

So, if you don’t want God to have respect of persons with you, don’t have respect of persons with others.


Take a Look! Don’t be a Slow Fade, Be Miracle Grow!

Romans 12:2, 3, 9 “And be not conformed to this world but be  ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think but to think soberly according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good.”

We need to be constantly looking at ourselves with the Word of God. We want to make sure that we are not fading away. We also have to make sure we are not putting ourselves above what we are.

You don’t want to have the “I’m better than everyone” attitude. It says to think soberly according to God’s word. Not to think of ourselves more highly than we should.

It is like being on a team. Even if you are the best player on the team, you can’t think of yourself as the savior of the team. If you were to miss a game and your team loses it is not because you were not there, it was simply because of other things that had happened. You don’t make up the team, but you are apart of the team. Everyone that is on the team adds their certain abilities that make the team a team.

If you start to think that you are the savior of the team, then you are thinking of yourself more highly than you should and eventually you will fall.

Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

Pride is a part of the world you do not want to have.

Luke 21:8 “And he said, “Take heed that ye be not deceived for many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ and the time draweth near, go ye not therefore after them.”

If we are slowly fading away from God, it won’t be hard to deceive us. We need to stay in the Word of God so we are not deceived.

James 1:19—25 “Wherefore my beloved brethren let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only deceiving your own selves.

For if any be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass.

For he beholdeth himself and goeth his way and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty and continueth therein he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”

Psalm 119:165-168  “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation and done thy commandments.

My soul hath kept thy testimonies and I love them exceedingly.

I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.”

Precepts: a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought. Principle, rule, doctrine, guideline, law, command, decree, instruction, commandment

God’s Word is our precepts! If you do not want to be a slow fade, you need to keep God’s precepts. Read, Hear, Speak, and Do God’s Word.

Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart of out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night., that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and then thou shalt have good success.

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whither soever thou goest.”

The book of the law is the BIBLE! We need to have it in our thoughts all the time. That is what it means when it says to meditate on it day and night. We are constantly thinking on God’s Word. This way we cannot be deceived, we won’t be a slow fade if we are constantly thinking on the Word of God. We won’t be drawn away by something that is not God’s Word.

The only way to think on God’s Word is to read God’s Word, Speak God’s Word, Hear God’s Word, and Do God’s Word.

Don’t be a Slow Fade!  Be Miracle Grow!


Agree with God!

The Golden Nugget is found in Amos 3:3 “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

This verse says it all! If you are not in agreement with someone, how can you work together? We cannot walk together if we are not in agreement with each other.

In order to walk with God, we need to agree with him.

How do we know what God wants so we can agree with Him?

Everything we need to know is in His Word, the Bible.

We can only walk with God if we are agreeing with Him. What does he say about us? What does he say about others? What does he say about living? What does it say about acting? We talked a couple weeks ago about how to treat our parents.

We know some ways how to agree with God, but to really get the fullness of how to agree with God you would have to study the Bible. Read it every day. Mark things down.

Amos 5:13-15 says this, “Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time: for it is an evil time.

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord the God of hosts shall be with you as ye have spoken.

Hate the evil and love the good and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.”

This is a good start in walking with agreement with God. We know we are living in an evil time and we need to seek those things that are good and not seeking after the things that are evil. It says to hate evil and love good. There is no easier way to explain these verses. It is very clear.

You know what is good and what is evil or bad. You are past the baby stages of learning those things. Not to mention, the Bible is clear on a lot of things.

Just reading the 10 commandments that he gave to Moses, is a start. But to get the true fullness how to agree with God, we need to be reading the Bible.

Ephesians 5:1-2 “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children: And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.”

Deuteronomy 7:6 “For thou art an holy people unto the Lord they God; The Lord they God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”

We are Special to God! If we cannot agree with that we cannot walk with Him.

Romans 8:37 “ Nay, In all these things we are more than conquerors though him that loved us.”

2 Thessalonians 2:16 “Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace.

Revelation 1:5 “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth unto him that loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood.”



Trust God Now! (Don’t wait until the last minute!)

The Golden Nugget is:

Psalm 18:30,  37:3-7, 55:22, 62, 71:5, 118:4-9, 14, 24

Proverbs 3:5-6

There are many, many more verses that talk about trusting God. If the heroes in the Bible did not trust in God, they would not be heroes. They might have had times of doubt or hardships but when they put their trust in God, He always brought them through.

Just think of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, they trusted in God and He brought them through the fire!

What about David and Goliath? If David never trusted in God, the giant would have never been slain.

The Red Sea would not have been parted. Fire wouldn’t have fallen from heaven for Elijah.

If Jesus never trusted in God, thousands of people would have gone hungry. He would have never died on the cross because He trusted in God to raise him from the dead.

All of the miracles would not have taken place.

We know that trusting in God brings us victory, so why do we wait until things get really bad or wait until the last minute when we are exhausted from trying to do things on our own to turn to God and say, “Lord I need you!”?

I always try to turn to God first in every situation. I know that by trying to do things on our own can cause hardship, cost a lot of money, cost us time we don’t want to use, frustration, and a bunch of negative things.

If we are fully trusting in God, we will become heroes too. It will save us a lot of sorrows if we trust in God.

The devil is going to send a bunch of nonsense our way, but if we are trusting in God, we know that everything will work out to our good. We just have to let it go and trust God. With the first sign of a dart that the devil tries to send, we need to give it to God and let him handle it and fully trust in God that He is taking care of it. It will give us peace, comfort and joy.

So, trust in God first! Don’t wait until the last minute or when you are exhausted!  Trusting in God is really not that hard. Sometimes I think people just like to have control because it makes them feel better, but really when they are struggling and nothing seems to be working, they break down and cry out to God and ask why things are not working. He simply replies, “Trust in Me” and as soon as people surrender to God, He is faithful and brings them through and changes things around.                        


Must Do! Not I Should Do, or Need To

Must: out to, should, have to, have got to, need to , be obliged to, be required to, be compelled to, be under an obligation to “I must go”

Deuteronomy 31:6-8 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them for the Lord they God he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. And Moses called unto Joshua and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage; for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. And the Lord he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee; fear not, neither be dismayed.”

It was time to go to the Promise Land and Moses was not going. The Lord had called Joshua to take the people into the Promise Land. It was a MUST for him to take the people. If he said, “I should do it or I need to do it” It would have not gotten done. Remember when they came to the wall of Jericho, they had to do what God said. If they didn’t they would have never made it to the promise land. God knew that Joshua would do it. Joshua was one of the spies that were sent to the land that came back and said let’s take the land but because of 8 other spies, that said they couldn’t do it, they were stuck in the dessert for 40 years! That is why it is a MUST to do what God tells us to do. There is no room for I Should or I need to.

 1 Chronicles 22:5,6 “And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be bulided for the Lord must be exceeding magnifical of fame and of glory throughout all countries, I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death. Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the Lord God of Israel.

These are some examples of a must. David was not able to build the House of the Lord, so he told his  son Solomon that it was a Must, and he did do it.


Matthew 16:21 “From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples how that he must go unto Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders and chief priest and scribes and be killed and be raised again the third day.”

(Matthew 24:4-27)

Luke 2:46-49 “And it came to pass, that after three days they found him to be in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him they were amazed; and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Jesus knew it was  a MUST for him to be in his Father’s house and to learn all he could about his Father God. It needs to be a MUST for us to be in God’s house and to read the Bible and to do all we can to follow God.

Luke 19:1-10 (Zacchaeus) v.5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make hast, and come down for today I must abide at thy house.”

Jesus didn’t say “I might come to your house” He said, I MUST go to your house”

Matthew 16:21 “From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples how that he must go unto Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders and chief priest and scribes and be killed and be raised again the third day.”

Luke 23:13-18 (Jesus before Pilate) v.17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast)

Luke 24:6-8 “He is not here, but is risen; remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words.”

It was a MUST for Jesus to die on the cross and rise again. He was our ultimate sacrifice so we could have eternal life!

John 3:1-24 (Nicodemus) v.7 “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

We MUST be born again to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. There is NO OTHER WAY to heaven. There is no, “I should get saved, I need to get saved,” Buts always come after, “But I will wait until morning, But I will wait until I do this one last thing, But I want to have fun first (worldly fun)” Later will never come!

John 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John’s writings)

Jesus MUST increase in us until that is all people see!

2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”

There is no getting away from the judgment seat! We MUST all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

We MUST believe!

1 Peter 4:17 “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God and if it first begin at us what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” Because of what this verse says, we MUST stay in the word of God, we MUST continue doing the work of the Lord, regardless of how long it seems before Jesus comes. There is no room for “I should read the Bible more, I need to read the Bible every day, I should go to church today” All of these come with a BUT, “But I don’t have time, But I have this thing to do today, But I just get so tired”

We don’t want to have an excuse, we want God to tell us “Well Done thou good and Faithful servant!”

We won’t hear that if we keep the should’s, need to’s. It has to be a MUST!


Not just Obey, Honour

Golden Nugget is from Ephesians 6:1-3

“Children, Obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right.

Honour thy father and mother which is the first commandment with promise;

That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”

Let’s find out what some of these words mean.

Obey: comply with the command, direction, or request of a person or law. Submit to authority. Carry out a command. Behave in accordance with a general principle or law. (syn. Do what someone says, take orders from, carry out and follow orders, dutiful, perform, act on, fulfill)

Honour: high respect, great esteem.  Adherence to what is right or to be conventional standard of conduct. (syn. Privilege, glory, tribute, fame, credit, importance, integrity, honorableness, honesty, uprightness, righteousness)

These 3 verses are very important, from a child to an adult they still apply.

Let’s take this first verse. It says, “Children to obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.” If you are living according to God’s Word, you will obey your parents. We can’t obey the Lord if we don’t obey our parents He has given us first. It says it is right.

James 4:17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

It says right here that if you know to do good (right) and you do not do it, it is sin to you. So… going back to the other verse, it says right here that to obey our parents in the Lord is RIGHT. That means, if we do not obey our parents then it is sin unto us, because of what James says. We know that  it is good (right) to obey our parents because of these verses.

The next verse says, “Honour thy father and mother which is the first commandment with promise.”

We know that honour means high respect. Even when you become an adult, you still have parents. Even if your parents die, you still can give  honour to them. What did your parents teach you? What did they stand for?

Have you heard other kids say, “When I turn 18 I am going to do whatever I want. My parents won’t be able to tell me what to do because I will be an adult.”

Would that be giving honour to your parents if you go against what they have taught you? No! To Honour your parents means that even when you get to make your own decisions, you need to honour whatever they stand for.

With people who have lost their parents and others see how their children are acting, you might hear someone say, “If your parents could see you, they would turn over in their grave.” That means that whatever you were doing was not how your parents raised you.

Most parents have at least 1 good standard that they taught you.

Let’s go on to the last verse. It says, “That it may be well with thee and thou mayest live long on the earth.”

If you are living according to these verses, here is the promise you will have, it will be well with you and you will live long on the earth.  It doesn’t just say live long on the earth, but that it will be well with you. A lot of people can have a long life, but it isn’t always well with them.

This well means: a good satisfactory way. In good health, free or recovered from illness. (syn. Skillful, expert, admirable, healthy, in good health, all right, fit, robust, strong, vigorous, blooming, thriving, bursting with health.)

That is a pretty good promise right there. Just by honouring and obeying our parents will give us a good, prosperous, healthy, long life.

That sounds great to me!

I have seen some old miserable people. I read an article about one lady who claimed it was God’s curse that she has lived as long as she did. She was around 120 years old and still living and she had claimed that she was miserable her whole life and it was God’s curse on her life to live old.

Maybe she never obeyed and honoured her parents. Even as a non-Christian they can have that promise without knowing about it, if they have lived their life obeying and honouring their parents.
So, if you want a wonderful, long life, just this one thing alone will be promised to you.

Don’t just Obey and Honour!


How to Be Rich!

Golden Nugget:

Colossians 3:16 “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (admonish: advise or urge someone earnestly. Advise, recommend, urge, warn, caution, counsel)

This says to let the Word of Christ to dwell in you richly. The best way to be rich is being rich in God’s Word.

The more rich we are in God’s Word, the more rich we become in wisdom and the things of God.

It also says to admonish one another in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace to your hearts to the Lord. We need to be able to give advice or counsel them. But we do not want to give them earthly wisdom or knowledge. In order to be able to give them the rich Word of God, we have to be rich in God’s Word. We cannot give them a Psalm if we do not know any. We can’t give a spiritual song if we are not rich in God’s Word. Only spiritual things can come from God’s Word, and we need to be rich in it!

1 Timothy 6:17-19 “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.

That they do good that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute willing to communicate,

Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

This says not to trust in uncertain riches (the riches of this world). God will give us richly all things to enjoy. So, we know that God doesn’t just give us the things we need, but also gives us richly all these other things to enjoy. We don’t want to work to be rich, otherwise that is all we are focusing on. God wants us to focus on him to be rich in His Word and he will take care of the rest. To be rich in God’s Word leads to salvation, but to be rich in this world will only lead to death.

Proverbs 14:24 “The crown of the wise is their riches but the foolishness of fools is folly.” (lack of good sense, foolishness, stupidity, idiocy, silliness)

In order to be wise, we have to read and study the Word of God and use it. It says the crown of wise is their riches.

Fools only give foolishness, stupidity, or idiotic advice. A fool is not rich in God’s Word, therefore only can give foolishness and not wisdom of God.

So, be rich in God’s Word! That is the true way to be fully rich.



Committed! What are you committed to?

Committed: feeling dedication and loyalty to a cause, activity, or job; wholeheartedly, dedicated

Synonyms: devoted, faithful, pledged, attached, bound

We see here that if you are really committed to something or someone, you put your whole heart into it.

You can put your whole heart into something good, or something bad. We see where Jesus put his whole heart into his ministry and doing whatever his Father God told him to.

Even unto dying on the cross. John 23:46 “And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father into thy hands I commend (present) my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.”

 He gave up everything for this world. Jesus was committed in being obedient to his Father God and committed to dying on the cross for all of our sins, sickness, infirmities, and to give us freedom.

Satan, on the other hand, was committed to taking over the kingdom of heaven. He is committed to destroy us. He is committed to sin. The only way he can destroy us, is if we allow him to.

Don’t forget, Satan has his reward coming. He got cast out of heaven and his reward is eternal life in hell fire, death.

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We do not want to be committed to sin but committed to the Lord. We need to be committed to doing the Word of God.

We need to know what we are committing to. Are we committing our lives to what the Lord’s desire is, or are we committing to everything but the Lord’s work?                                                                                                   

We need to commit our ways to the Lord.

Psalm 37: 1- “Fret not thyself because of evildoers neither be thou envous against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him; fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Commit : ( a verb, perform an action) act, carry out, do execute, perpetrate, violate, accomplish,  achieve, complete, contravene, effectuate, enact, offend, pull, scandalize, sin, transgress, trespass, wreak, go for broke, go in for, go out for, pull off

Commit: to give in trust or charge; consign to entrust, especially for safe keeping  

Romans 6:11- “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey in the lust thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”

1 John 3:8-9 “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning for this purpose the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”

We need to yield ourselves unto God and be God’s instruments of righteousness.

So what are you committed to? I am going to make sure I am only committed to God. Everything else will be after God.



I Want to be Different! What About You?

Here is the Golden Nugget for today.

Galatians 2:20 “ I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith (by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting) of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

When Paul said he was crucified with Christ, he was talking about spiritually, not physically. He didn’t actually go to the cross with Christ, but he put himself in the place where he only lived for Christ. He wanted to make sure that everything he did was for Jesus Christ. His thoughts, actions, and words were that of Jesus Christ.

Once we have accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts, He is in us. We need to let Jesus shine out of us so that the only thing people see in our lives is Jesus. That means we can be perfect just as Jesus was perfect and people will no longer see the sin, faults, or imperfections; but they will see Jesus.

This is why Paul was saying in this next verse that weather he lived or died he did it unto Christ and yet he knew that he needed to live, because if he were to die it would not help us. You can’t testify about Jesus Christ if you are dead, right? The only way we can tell others about the goodness of Jesus is by being alive and letting His light shine though us and being the example of Jesus.

Philippians 1:20-

“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what shall I choose I wot not.

For I am in the strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.

Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.”

Matthew 5:14-16

“Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before me, and that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

We are to be the Light to this broken world. We do not need to hid ourselves under a bushel or in a cave or under a blanket, but we need to shine for Jesus Christ. It is not our light that others see, but it is the light of Jesus Christ that is shining. We don’t want to hide Jesus, otherwise there would be no reason to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.

John 3:29-30

“He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom which standeth and hearth him rejoiceth greatly because of the bridgroom’s voice this is my joy therefore is fulfilled.

He must increase, but I must degrease.”

This is the perfect view of Jesus. He is the bridegroom waiting for us (His Church). When the time comes, the trumpet will sound and we will be with Jesus and he will show his Father God his bride!

This is why John wrote, “He must increase, but I must decrease” we need to have more and more of Jesus so that that is all people see is Jesus and not us.

I Choose to be Different! What about You?


God’s Power is in You!

Matthew 10:1 “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”

God has given us His power just like Jesus had power to give unto his disciples to do the work of the Lord. God gave Jesus His power to do miracles, cast out demons, and give salvation to those who need it.

Luke 5:17 “ And it came to pass on a certain day as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

If the Power of the Lord was present to heal then, that same power is here today in you! We have that same power of God in us!

Luke 10:19 “ Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

We have the power of God! Nothing can hurt us. There is no physical thing or spiritual thing (demon) that can hurt you. God’s power that he has given you is there for your protection. You have all power and authority over everything in the world and over satan and his demons!

Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witness unto me both in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

How do we receive this power? By being filled with the Holy Ghost! We need to ask Jesus into our hearts (salvation) and be filled with the Holy Ghost by someone praying for us to be filled or opening yourself to the Lord and ask Him to fill you with His spirit.

Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. (Ephesians 6:10-17 Armour of God)

We are to be strong in the Lord by keeping His Armour on and walking according to the Bible, God’s Word.

  Romans 8:11 “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus form the dead dwell in you he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

The same Spirit of power that raised up Jesus from the dead is in us! We can do everything Jesus did and more because Jesus went to his Father God in heaven on our behalf. You have God’s Power in you!

There is nothing impossible with God, and God gives you that ability and power to do all things which he has called you to do.

That is why you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you! Because, God’s Power is in YOU!


Love, Love, Love, and More Love

Luke 6:27-36

“But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies do good to them which hate you.

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other and him that taketh away thy cloak, for bid not to take they coat also.

Give to every man that asketh of thee and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

And as ye would that men should to you, do ye also to them likewise.

For if ye love them which love you what thank have ye? For sinners also do even the same.

And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

But love ye your enemies, and do good and lend hoping for nothing again and your reward shall be great and ye shall be the children of the Highest for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Be ye therefore merciful as your Father also is merciful.”

Romans 2:11 “For there is no respect of persons with God.”

There are so many different lessons to learn with love, but today this is what I want you to learn.

Is it easy to show kindness and love towards someone who goes out of their way to irritate you or cause trouble for you? No, but with God’s help we can.

That is why we are to pray for them. God can change their actions towards us and by praying for them, God is also able to work on your heart and it becomes easier to love them and not let the things they do to bother you.

If someone were to hit you, can you imagine what their reaction would be if you did nothing?

I don’t want you to take this the wrong way. If you need to defend yourself, then do so, but don’t get into a fight just because you think they are going to do something to you.

If someone was trying to take something from you, just give it to them.

It says if someone comes asking we should give to them what we can.

What others call the Golden Rule was written in the Bible. Do unto others as you would want them doing for you or unto you. You can’t take that wrong, by saying, “They did it to me first so that is what I do to them because that is what they want.” That is the wrong way of thinking. You need to be the one thinking, ‘If I say this or do this to them, would I want them to say and do this to me?”

Even if it is a simple joke, would you want someone to play that joke on you?

If we are just loving those that show love to us, we are no different than the sinners. Weather Christians or non-christians, you always see people treating others kindly by those who are kind to them and hating those who hate them. Always getting revenge or getting them back to what they did to you.

If we are only doing that, then we are no different than anyone else. That is why we love the way Jesus loved. There is no respect of persons with God and there shouldn’t be any respect of persons with us either.

God doesn’t treat one different than another, or look on one different than another. It doesn’t matter how they dress or how they act or how they talk, we need to treat them all the same way God would treat them.

So Remember to Love, Love, Love and More Love. The more we love the easier it gets to love.


God is Bigger than Anything


Bigger than all my problems, bigger than all my fears, God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see.

Bigger than all my questions, bigger than anything, God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see (Repeat)

*Bigger than all the shadows that fall across my path, God is bigger than an mountain that I can or cannot see.

Bigger than my confusion, bigger than anything, God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see.

*Bigger than all the giants of fear and unbelief, God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see.

Bigger than all my hangups bigger than anything, God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see.

God is bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see.


I like this song because it is simple and easy to learn. God is Bigger than Anything! It doesn’t matter what kind of problem you are facing, God will take care of you. You just have to come to realize that God is bigger than what you are dealing with and not try taking care of it yourself.

Matthew 6:25-34 (read)

If God can take care of things like birds and other animals, the Bible says we are more precious than those things and he will take care of us better than that.

Matthew 10:29-31

“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father?

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Fear ye not therefore ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

If God cared enough to number every single person’s hair on their head, then he cares about every little thing and big thing about each of us. It doesn’t matter what it is, God will take care of it. There is nothing God cannot do.

Mark 10:27 “And Jesus looking upon them saith, ‘With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible

Mark 9:23 “Jesus said unto him ‘If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.’”

Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.’”

So remember, God is Bigger than Anything!



Jesus Fills the Gap! Overfills Us!

The Golden Nugget is: Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled.”

God will fill us with everything we need and more abundantly.

Matthew 15:37 (Read verses 29-38)  “And they did all eat, and were filled; and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

No matter where Jesus went or what he was doing, he always did things in abundance. No one goes away hungry. We always talk about the 5,000 being fed, but Jesus did it more than once. For all we know he probably did it several times.

Mark 7:27 (Read verses 24-30) “But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled for it is not meet to take the children’s bread and to cast it unto the dogs.”

In the Bible times, dogs were not pets like you see today. They were just like any other animal and you did not feed the dogs from your table! Jesus was referring to this woman like a dog because she was not a Jew (Christian) but when she told Jesus that even the dogs lick the crumbs, it was proof that she was seeking the right thing. Of course Jesus already knew this, but it was for the others around him to see and hear. Jesus did not leave her wanting, he healed her daughter and that household was made perfect and filled to overflowing.

Luke 5:7 (Read verses1-11)“And they beckoned unto their partners which were in the other ship that they should come and help them. And they came and filled both the ships so that they began to sink.”

Here we see expert fishermen who had been out all night trying to catch fish. They needed their nets to be filled with fish. It was their job and if they did not have fish, they would have nothing to sell to others and have no money for their families. Jesus did not leave them short. He did not just fill the net a little, but overfilled it so much that they did not have room to contain it, and they needed more help because their boat was sinking!

It doesn’t matter what needs filling, God will not only fill but over fill your need, want, or desire!

Act 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Acts 13:52 “And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Ghost.”

Romans 15:13 (Read verses 1-7) “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Romans 15:14 “And I myself also am persuaded of you my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.’

God wants us to be so blessed and filled to overflowing that we can help others. If we are on the low end, we cannot really help others. If we are not joyful, how are we supposed to uplift others and bring joy to them if we ourselves are in need of someone uplifting us? What about the rest of the fruit of the Spirit? What about money, food, clothes etc. God will bless us and fill us to overflowing with everything so we can bless others.

Ephesians 1:23 (Read verses 17-23) “Which in his body the fullness of him that filleth all in all.”

God wants to give you: the spirit of wisdom and revelation, eyes of your understanding being enlightened so you can know his calling, to know the riches of his glory of his inheritance, greatness of his power, power to put all things under your feet, his all in all.

Ephesians 3:19 (Read verses 14-21) “And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”

God wants us to be filled with everything that he is and that Jesus is. We have to know and understand who God and Jesus are by reading the Word of God. Everything that God is, is in His Word. God will fill us with everything that is missing even if we do not think we are missing anything, he will fill the gap and overflow us!

The best way to do that is by reading and eating God’s Word the Bible!





Tell the Devil Who’s Boss!

The Golden Nugget is: Psalm 8:6

Psalm 8:4-9 “What is man that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man that thou visitest him?

5) For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6) Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.

7) All sheep and oxen yea, and the beasts of the field;

8) The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9) O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”

Romans 16:20 “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you Amen.”

God has given you power and authority over everything. The devil has no power over you.

It says that the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. This word shortly is not talking about a space of time. It is talking about How God will bruise Satan not when.

Shortly: Abruptly, sharply, ungraciously, impolitely, rudely, uncivilized

These verses tell you that when the devil is throwing something at you, you have the right and authority to tell him who’s boss!

Don’t let the devil try and tell you how you are or what you have to deal with. All authority and power has been given unto you! You tell him how it is going to be!

Satan has a whole list of things to throw at you and you have to be the one that decides how to handle it.

You can either handle it with the Word of God (Tell Satan who is the Boss) and God will bruise Satan under your feet, or you go with the flow and let Satan do whatever it is he is trying to do.

It could simply be trying to get you into a bad mood so the rest of your day goes bad. Just because something doesn’t go right, or someone says or does something to irritate you, you don’t have to get in a bad mood.

You can say something like this: “Satan, get beneath my feet right now in Jesus Name! I am not going to allow you to get me in a bad mood! I have the joy of the Lord. The Joy of the Lord is my Strength. I am a child of God and as a child of God, I do not get in a bad mood!

It seems to be so easy to be in a bad mood, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in a bad mood. You can tell the devil who is boss and that you refuse to allow him to get you that way.

Another thing is sickness. Satan likes to throw sickness at people all the time. If someone is sick around them or in their families, they automatically want to stay away from them because if they don’t, they will get sick too.

Just because someone is sick around you does not mean that you have to get sick too. You might wake up with a sore throat, stuffy nose, cough, headache, stomach ache, or whatever; but that doesn’t mean that you have to accept what the devil is trying to give you.

You need to tell him who is the boss and rebuke any symptoms in Jesus Name and confess that you are healed in Jesus Name! Tell the devil to get out in Jesus Name, and you are not going to accept these lying things in Jesus Name! You live and walk in God’s Perfect health!

 If you start thinking and wondering if you are getting sick and then speak about how you think you are getting sick, you will be sick. By saying that you are allowing the devil rule.

It doesn’t matter what it is, God will bring peace by bruising Satan under your feet in a destructive way!

We have to know the Word of God, so we can speak the Word of God, and use the Word of God!

How else are we supposed to tell the devil who’s boss if we don’t know the Word of God to be able to speak it and use it in the right way?

Here are some more scripture to prove that Satan is under our feet along with everything on the earth and heaven.

(read) 1 Corinthians 15:23-28

(read) Ephesians 1:17-23

(read) Hebrews 2:7-9

So remember, tell the devil who’s boss! Don’t let him rule in any situation that you are in.


Let Go and Let God!

The Golden Nugget is from Isaiah 64:8

“But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; we all are the work of thy hand.”

“Hebrews 13:20-21

“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep through the blood of everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight through Jesus Christ to whom be glory for ever and ever Amen.”

James 1:4

“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him.

If we are going to be all God wants us to be, we need to let go and let God. He will give us the right characteristics. He knows how he wants us to be. He will make us and mold us and shape us into the perfect vessel that will be fit for the Master’s use.

2 Timothy 2:19-22 ‘Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal The Lord knoweth them that are his and let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity

But  in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver but also of wood and of earth and some honour and some to dishonor if a man therefore purge himself from these he shall be a vessel  unto honour sanctified and meet for the master’s use and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts; but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

We need to be able to look at ourselves and say, OK God what do you want to change in my life. God is always willing to work in us. If you allow God to make any changes that He desires, and step out of the way, it is effortless to change. We cannot make the change ourselves. It won’t work and we will always feel like we are failing. If you see something that you would like to change, tell God and let him change you, and he will take out the imperfections so you can be perfect unto Him.

Matthew 5:48 “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is heaven is perfect.”

A lot of people want to claim, “I am only human, I am not perfect no one is perfect!”

That is somewhat true, but we are perfect because we are born again. So really we do not want to confess that we are not perfect. I always thought that those that want to claim  that they are human and they are not perfect gives them an excuse to be the way they want to be and not allowing God to change them. They like to have that excuse. It always bothers me when I hear those who are supposed to be following God and yet claim how “Non perfect” they are.

This verse says here to BE Perfect even as your Father is perfect. It doesn’t say, try your best to close to perfect , it says to Be perfect.

God will make us perfect if we are allowing him to truly be the potter. We have to allow ourselves to be the clay, to be able to be molded and shaped by our Heavenly Father. The clay cannot shape itself. The Potter is the only one who can shape the clay into what he considers perfect. If an unlearned person were to come in and take over what the potter started, it would be a disaster! The Clay would be ruined and the potter would have to throw it away and start over.

Jesus is the perfect Potter. He learned from his Father the Master Potter. This is why we need to “Let Go and Let God”. We do not want to try and mold and shape ourselves because what we think is perfect is not perfect at all. God equips us with everything we need.

For a long time I had those (even family) that would tell me how I was snotty all the time. They would blame me for the way their children acted because I would babysit. They would say, “They act that way because that is how you are all the time.” That however, is true. Children act the way they do because they see and hear how we act towards others and towards them. Although they were putting all the blame on me, and not taking account for their own actions, it made me realize I didn’t want to be like that. Yes, I was hurt by their words, but I made a decision to allow God to change me. I prayed and asked God to help me. I didn’t want everyone calling me snotty and a brat. I can’t say it happened over night and I can’t say that people noticed. Even after a while when I had noticed a small difference, there would still be those that would refer back to when I had a snotty attitude and still get blamed as if I still was the same. The words always hurt, but when I went to the Lord, He would always help me.

I can truly look back and see how God has changed me and matured me. The worst thing I have heard is that I am rude, but I know the Lord has worked that out of me too, and those that have said it will not be able to continue to say it. I have learned to allow God to take out those things in me that he sees fit to take out. I always thank the Lord that I am perfect just as He is perfect. If someone points out something, it doesn’t offend me like it used to. I just go to the Lord in prayer and He takes care of it.

We are perfect because God is perfect!

Let Go and Let God!

You Can’t Reap what You Don’t Sow!

You always hear the phrase, “You reap what you sow!” and that is true, but what some forget is that you can’t reap what you don’t sow. Our whole life is like a huge, never ending garden. We are constantly planting things in our life. Sometimes we plant things we do not really want but forget to plant the things we do want. If you are holding onto a seed and never put it in dirt and take care of it, it will never grow. You will not get anything with that seed unless you do something with it. You can’t reap what you don’t sow.

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (Read)

God’s Word is our seed for everything we need in our garden (life). The more we read the Bible (the seeds), the more it can get into our hearts (Planting the seeds). You need to read the Word, Believe the Word, and Speak the Word so it can grow in our beautiful garden.

If you are not reading the Bible you cannot reap the blessings in the Bible. If you are not sowing seeds you cannot reap what you are not sowing.

Sometimes in a garden will get weeds. The devil is always looking for a way to come along and plant some weeds, but we can keep them out with the Word of God. We want to make sure that we are always planting good seed.

Speaking wrong things and acting wrong towards others and ourselves is planting bad seed and if we don’t change it and root it up, we will get those very things we didn’t really want. How do we change things? We ask God to forgive us for acting and speaking like we did and change it with the Word of God.

This is why it is very important about how we speak and act. If you have a goal in life, you need to speak and act accordingly. You can’t reap what you don’t sow. If you are sitting on the couch all the time and playing video games and watching TV and you say, “I’m going to read the Bible” and you just keep sitting there, are you going to read the Bible? No! Are you going to reap what is in the Bible if you don’t read it and sow it in your heart? No! If you want to be the best soccer player, are you going to reap being the best if you are being lazy? No! You have to train year round if you are going to be the best. It involves working out and doing soccer drills and pushing yourself better than what you are now. Sitting around doing nothing is not going to do anything for your soccer skills.

Galatians 6:7-10 “Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. For he that soeth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity let us do good unto all men especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”

Things take time to grow and it says to not be weary because in the right time, time of harvest, we will reap if we faint not.

When you are planting a flower seed, do you see it the next day? No! It takes about a week to even see a little green thing starting to poke out of the soil. Depending on the seed you sow, it can take several months to get your harvest of what you have planted. You don’t see the flower until it is time for the flower to be mature and for the flower to appear. Before the flower appears, you can see the signs leading up to it, but if you stop taking care of it, it will die before it is time for the flower.

Just like the Word of God, You can’t read it one day and not another. If you are not taking care of God’s Word, it will be rooted up and dried up and you will have to start over.

You have to be faithful continually until you see the results. But you can’t reap what you don’t sow, so make sure you sow what you want!




Prayer It’s how we Fight part 2. Don’t let the Devil Steamroll over you!


The Golden Nugget is: 1 John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.”

Greater is God that is in us than the devil and his demons that are in the world. If God is greater, than why let the devil steam roll over you? Stand up against the devil. Remember speaking God’s Word and Praying is how we fight.

1 Peter 5:6-11 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him for he careth for you. Be sober be vigilant, because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist stedfast in the faith knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus after that ye have suffered a while make you perfect stablish strengthen settle you to hi be glory and dominion for ever and ever Amen.”

We need to humble ourselves to God. He will take care of us and he will exalt us and lift us up in the perfect time. We need to cast all of our care upon the Lord so can be sober.

Sober: not drunk, clearheaded not affected by alcohol

I know you don’t drink alcohol, but when the devil is throwing problems at you, it is the same as a drunk person. They do and say things that they would not normally say and do. That is why when the devil is coming at you, you need to resist the devil and give God all of your cares and worries. Put everything on God because he can handle it. We were never made to carry burdens around.

The devil looks for those that he is troubling and getting drunk and weak with worry so he can pounce on them and devour them.

This is why we need to stand stedfast in the faith!

Stedfast: dutifully firm and unwavering. Loyal, faithful, committed, devoted, dedicated, dependable, reliable, steady, true, constant solid, determined, unchanging.

We cannot give up! Others are going through the same battle!

Ephesians 4:27-

“Neither give place to the devil.

Let him that stole steal no more but rather let him labour working with his hands the thing which is good….

John 10:10 “The thief cometh not but for to steal and to kill and to destroy I am come that they might have life and that they might have it ore abundantly.”

The devil is trying to steamroll over you! Don’t let him do it! You know how you are feeling and it isn’t God that makes you feel that way. It is the devil! Don’t let him treat you like that.

Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him whom we have to do.”

Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not my word like as a fire? Saith the Lord, and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”

There is nothing hidden with God. All things are open and God shows us all things. We need to come boldly to the throne of grace.

Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldy unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Every time we go to the Lord in prayer, he takes his big flaming hammer and breaks the works (rocks) of the devil into ashes! God tells us to go boldly unto the throne. Not like a scared kid who doesn’t want to ask his parents for things because they always say no, but go boldly knowing that God’s answer is yes! He will take care of everything!

God’s Word (sword) is sharper than the two-edged sword that pierces through all of the strongholds of the enemy. It cuts us loose from the devil’s traps!

So don’t let the devil Steamroll over you! Hit him with the mighty flaming hammer of God’s Word in prayer and use the Sword of the spirit to cut you free from the attacks of Satan!


Prayer, It’s How we Fight!

Our Golden Nugget is found in:

Ephesians 6:12, 18 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

18) “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

Perseverance: Not giving up even in your hardest moment or struggle.

Supplication: The action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly

*Read Ephesians 6:10-18

Everything is in the Spiritual realm. That is why we always need to be in prayer. When people don’t treat us right, or when we are battling sickness, financial problems, physical problems, or anything we need to be praying and fighting the spiritual war and not the physical war.

We always pray and use the name of Jesus. If we are not praying and using the name of Jesus, our prayers are not effective. There is power just in Jesus’ Name!

When someone is coming against us, we don’t fight it in the physical realm with nasty words or actions, we go home and pray and God does the fighting for us. He will change everything around.

The devil is always out there to try to destroy us in any way he can. He will use your friends, family, and strangers to try and get you down. If we are constant in prayer, God is doing the fighting. That is why is says, we do not war against flesh and blood.

If you have been sick, fight it off with prayer. Speak God’s Word and He will do the rest. Don’t wait until the sickness gets to its worst point before going to prayer. The first moment you don’t feel 100% start fighting with prayer. You don’t have to wait for yourself to feel sick either. There are verses in the Bible on how to stay healthy. Here are a couple from Proverbs that I like:



Proverbs 4:20-22

“My son attend to my words: incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.”

When it is talking about “my words” I believe it is talking about the Bible and everything in it. God’s Word is life unto those that find them and health to all their flesh. In order to find God’s Word, you have to open it up and read it!

Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant Words are as an honey comb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

What kind of words are coming out of your mouth? If we are always speaking pleasant Words, it is health to us.

Proverbs 3:5-8 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.”

If we are putting our trust in the Lord and letting Him direct our paths. It says to acknowledge the Lord, be not wise in our own eyes, fear the Lord, and depart from evil. Doing that will be health unto us and marrow to thy bones.


Is your family in need of more money to pay bills, put food on the table, or something you need or even want, go to God in prayer. He will take care of everything.

Deuteronomy chapter 28 is a big chapter, but the first 14 verses tell us of the blessings of God. I would, encourage you to read the whole chapter so you get the full idea of what the devil likes to bring upon people. If we are walking with the Lord none of those curses can come on us.

This is why we have to fight the devil and everything he tries to do with prayer. We can’t physically punch him in the mouth or kick his head off, but we do that with prayer. Every time we speak God’s Word against a situation it is taking the devils own dart that he tried to throw at us and it turns around and stabs right into him.

We need to get serious about praying and speaking God’s Word in our lives and for the lives of others. We need to get to the place where we are tearing the devil and his whole kingdom apart!

Prayer isn’t just a “Thank you God for this food”. It is way more than that. Most of the time that is the only thing people know how to pray about. If they really learn how to pray, they would constantly be in prayer and the devil’s kingdom would be run down.

Don’t let the devil get a little crack in the door, shut that door at the very first sight of an opening. Better yet, keep the door closed to the devil and lock it tight.  He will always come with something. He has his army telling them what to do and they go and do it, but the moment they hear “in Jesus Name” they can’t do what they were sent out to do but have to return to who sent them.

We are not helpless as most feel like they are. They just do not realize how much power and authority God has given them to use.  He has given us all power and authority over the devil and his kingdom in Jesus Name! So Use it!

Prayer, It’s How We Fight!



What is Your Duty? (Call of Duty)

We are starting with this Golden Nugget:

Hebrews 6:10-15 “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love which ye have shown toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints and do minister.

And we desire that everyone of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

That ye be not slothful but followers of them through faith and patience inherit the promises.

For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

Saying, ‘Surley blessing, I will bless thee and multiplying I will multiply thee.’

And so after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.”

These verses tell us that we need to be diligent in the Duty that God has given to us. We are not to be slothful but to keep on going until our Duty is done. We need to be patient like Abraham was.

Slothful means: Lazy, idle, inactive, doing nothing

We want to be able to obtain the promises that God has promised us. He gives us promises in the Bible that are for everyone, and personal promises.

Here is everyone’s “Duty”

Mark 16:15-18 “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My Name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues, They will take up sepents and if they drink anything deadly it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.’”

You see, we are all called to preach the gospel (basically tell those we see either stranger or not about Jesus and what He has done for us, for them and lead them to salvation). It says to lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.

John 15:16-17 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain that whatsoever you ask the Father in My Name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.”

No matter what we want to say or think, God has chosen us! We all have a job to do. Even as children you have a job to do.  Others may have a particular job to be an apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher but they are all doing the same thing and that is preaching the gospel.

Mathew 28:16-20 “Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. God therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’”

We are to be followers of Christ and make followers of Christ. He will be with us every step of the way. All the way to the end. Jesus will always be faithful to the end (Rapture) and we need to be faithful until the end.

All the commands that are in the Bible, we are to do also. That is why I say the Bible is our guide book. It shows us what we need to be doing and how we need to do it. Without the Bible, we wouldn’t really know what our “Duty” is.

Revelations 2:10 “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

There might be times when we are put in a situation where we will be asked the question, “Do you believe in Jesus Christ?” and we will want to answer yes, even if it means to die. When we are faithful, Jesus will give us a crown of life. Just because you might hear that you will die if you answer yes, doesn’t mean you will actually die. Most people get scared like Peter and deny Jesus. Then they are miserable and live with the guilt that they didn’t love Jesus enough to say they were His. (Give examples of Shadrack, Meshac, and Abednego)


Time to Take Out the Trash!

The Golden Nugget is:

1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child I spake like a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man I put away childish things.”

What would happen if you never took out the trash in your house for a whole year? It would be terrible! It would stink, overflow from the trash can to the floor and all over. There would be no floor, to walk on because you would be walking on top of trash!

There would be a lot of different bugs, maggots, flies, and who knows what else would be hiding in the trash.

When you take out the trash, you take out all the old, nasty, smelly, broken things, and all the things you no longer need.

It is the same with your mind, soul, and body! Like 1 Corinthians says, we need to put away childish things. We need to let go of old habits and things that are not good for us and let God continue to do His work in us all the time so we can mature.

We are growing up physically and spiritually and every year we are getting older, smarter, and growing bigger.

Physically, we don’t wear the same clothes we did when we were toddlers, because they wouldn’t fit.

We don’t talk the same as we were when we were a baby.

You don’t act the same as when you were baby.

Why is that, because you have put away those childish ways. You cleaned up and threw away the trash!

As you are growing up and maturing, you learn more things that are right and wrong. What to say and what not to say.

The more you get in to God’s Word, the more he will clean you spiritually and keep the trash out of your life. He will throw out the things that are not good and fill it with His things.

If we are letting God clean out what is not needed, and fill it with his things: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience (Long - suffering), Kindness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance, Self Control, etc. it isn’t so difficult. The change will happen automatically when you are diligent in getting in getting into the Word of God and letting Him do the work.

How do we do that?

Colossians 3:1-2, 8-10 12-17

“If ye be then risen with Christ seek those things which are above where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

But now ye also put off all these: anger wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Lie not one to another seeing ye have put off the old man with his deeds.

And have put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.

Put on therefore as the elect of God holy and beloved bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.

Forbearing one another and forgiving one another if any man have a quarrel against any even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

And above all these things put on charity which is the bond of perfectness.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts to the which also ye are called in one body and be ye thankful.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”

These verses tell us what to throw out in the dumpster: Anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication (Language), lying, and other things.

Those things are garbage! You only want to keep the treasures: holy and beloved bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering, forbearing one another, forgiving one another.

Romans 12:1-2, 9-12, 14-21, Ephesians 4:23

So remember, keep out the trash and keep in the treasures of God’s Word! Take Out the Trash! Keep the Treasure!


We have a Spirit-man Transplant!

The Golden nuggets are going to be: 1 Corinthians 3:16, 23, 6:17, 19, 20;

1 John 3:24, John 14:17, Romans 8:11, (Read 1 Corinthians 2:6-16)

1 Corinthians 2:12, 16 “Now we have received not the spirit of the world but the spirit which is of God that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

For who hath known the mind of the Lord that we may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

1 Corinthians 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

23) And ye are Christ’s and Christ is God’s”

6:17, 19-20 “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you which ye have of God and ye are not your own.

For ye are bought with a price therefore Glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God’s”

1 John 3:24 “And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.”

John 14:17 “Even the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him but ye know him for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you.”

Romans 8:11, 14-17 “But if the Spirit of him that raised of Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry Abba Father.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God, and joint-heirs with Christ if so be that we suffer with him that we may be also glorified together.”

We are one with God! God’s Spirit is in us! The same Spirit that was in Jesus is in us! God’s Spirit has been transplanted into us! It is no longer us but God! We have a Spirit-man Transplant!

When we get filled with the Holy Spirit, God places His Spirit inside of us and that is how we get to know the things of God. We can’t know the mind of the Lord unless we are filled with the Spirit! He tells us things by His Spirit!

It is like when you have a best friend and you get so close to that friend that you share secrets with each other. God wants to be able to share his secrets with us, and the only way for him to do that is by His Spirit. If we do not have His Spirit we can’t know his secrets.

When we get God’s Spirit, we become a part of Him. We are his children, the temple He dwells in, and we are his joint heir! Everything he has belongs to us. Only God doesn’t die in order to give it to us, it is ours now! God shares everything he has with us. He does not hide anything from us but reveals it to us through his spirit.

For me, it is like being married. Me and my husband may have 2 individual bodies, but we are always connected. Sometimes we joke to each other and say, “You stole my brain waves!” When we say the same thing or one of us says it before the other. If one of us isn’t happy we sense it and don’t have to wait for them to tell us. We are one, just like God is one with us when we have his spirit in us.

That is how it is with the Holy Spirit. It is God’s Spirit in us and the more we read the Bible, the more the Spirit can show us things, the more we get close, the more we will be walking and talking and thinking like God does. That is how we have the mind of Christ, and we cannot know the things of God unless we have His Spirit. We can’t do the things of God unless we have His Spirit in us. The moment we are filled with the Holy Spirit, God transplants His Spirit into us! We have a spirit-man transplant!



Faith – What you cannot See!

The Golden Nuggets  are:

Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that you receive them and ye shall have them.”

Hebrews 11:1 “Now Faith is the substance of thins hoped for the evidence of things not seen.””

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him for he that cometh to God must believe that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

(read Jesus and the Fig Tree Matthew 21:18-22, Mark 11:12-14, 20, 21)

In the story of Jesus and the “Fig Tree”, Jesus  knew when he did that it was done, even though you couldn’t see it. That is Faith, what you cannot see! The disciples didn’t have faith because when they came the next day they were surprised to see it was withered away from the roots! If they would have been able to see the roots they wouldn’t have need of their faith.

Faith - what you cannot see!

If you keep that fig tree in mind, it will help you to use your faith. What part of the plant do you see? You see the leaves, Branches, vines, flowers, and the fruit. What part of the plant don’t you see? The Roots! That is how faith works! It goes to the roots of what you are believing for.

Here are two examples:

1.    Zane was experiencing a problem with rashes. He had a rash behind his knees and pert of a rash under his arms. We prayed for him and cursed the rash at the roots in Jesus Name! It was about a week that went by. In that week, did it look better after the first day or two? Not really. Did it feel better? Not really. But by faith it was already dried up and gone. By the end of the week it was physically better and you could see the results, and the effects of it all dried up. No longer needed faith because we could see the results. Before we used our faith in knowing that he was already healed.

2.    On the money end, believing for extra money, Me and my husband have been thanking God for extra money to come in to have for Christmas gifts, car maintenance, and other extra things we would need to pay for.

One day, God impressed on Randy to pray for our finances in a certain way. To bind up Satan and his demons from holding back and squeezing our finances and any money had to be released in Jesus Name! We were not only praying for ourselves but for the church and God’s people.

That same minute we finished praying, God caused it to rain an good heavy rain right over the property showing us He is raining his blessings down on us and His people. A couple days went by and by faith we knew God was taking care of our situation from the moment we prayed. On the fourth day after we prayed we received a check in the mail for $1,000! The check was dated on September 26, 2017. It was September 26, 2018 when we got the check! The money had been held up for a year! My husband’s step-mother had it the whole time and we never knew it! The devil was using her to hold on to it. She never once told us she had it! It was from his Grandma and Grandpa Johns who have passed away. Sometimes people don’t even realize they are being used by Satan. By faith we had that money we couldn’t see it but it was there! When we got it, we didn’t need to use faith any more to know we had it.

Faith – what you cannot see!

We need to have faith to believe God exists until the one day we meet him face to face in heaven! If we didn’t have faith and believe in God, then we would have nothing. When we pray, nothing would happen. It would be a plea in open air. Since we have faith in knowing that God is true, we can pray and know he is doing something about the things we have prayed for.

So use your faith for things you have prayed and asked God for until it is able to be seen!

AMP Philippians 4:6 “Do not fret or have anxiety about anything but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition (definite request) with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God.”

By faith we have what we asked God for and we continue to Thank the Lord for what we ask for (Faith) until we have it! (No longer need faith) Keep believing by faith! You have it!

Jesus is your Immunity Shot!

The Golden Nugget is found in John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”

Provers 4:20-22, Psalm 91:10

“My Son attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Let them not depart form thine eyes, keep them in the midst of thine heart,

For they are life unto those that find them and health to all their flesh.”

These verses are saying that we need to keep God’s Word in front of us and listen to what they say. It says God’s Word is life unto those that find it and health to all of their flesh. Your whole body is healed! Your whole family is healed because they are your Flesh and blood!

Psalm 91:10 “There shall no evil befall thee neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.”

When sickness is trying to go around, this verse says that no evil can befall us and no plague can come close to us or our dwelling. I don’t care of your whole family got sick with the same thing, if you are standing on God’s Word and speaking it concerning what is going on you won’t experience those things.

Jeremiah 33:6 “Behold I will bring it health and cure and I will cure them and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.”

Jeremiah 30:17 “For I will restore health unto thee and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord…”

If you or someone you know has been sick and can’t seem to get over it, start standing on God’s Word! The Lord will bring you health and a cure and bring you an abundance of peace and truth knowing He has taken care of you. God will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds. So it goes even further than just being sick. If you have a wound of some sort, God will heal your wounds too.

Isaiah 58:8 “Then shall thy light break forth as the morning and thine health shall spring forth speedily and thy righteousness shall go before thee, the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward.”

This verse says just as quickly as the sun shines for the morning our healing will spring forth speedily. Quickly! Not slowly!

(1 Peter 2:22-24 Read)  24 “Who his own self bare our sins and his own body on the tree that we being dead to sin should live unto righteousness by whose stripes ye were healed!”

Jesus has already taken away ever sickness and disease from us when he took all the beatings when he was being put to death on the cross. We just have to believe it and know it!

Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded four our transgressions he was bruised for our iniquities the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed.”

Jesus is our immunity shot! He already paid the price for it! He took all the pain for it, so we could live in perfect health! From Old Testament to the New Testament it talks about health and healing and being healed. That is why God’s Word is Life unto us that find it and health to all our flesh! And your flesh is not just your own body but also for you family! Your Flesh and blood! So Remember, Jesus is the best immunization shot you could ever get and it doesn’t hurt and no needles involved. Is all you have to do is speak the Word!



Jesus is the Ticket!

The Golden Nugget is John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”

Read John 14:1-14

John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth (Jesus) and the truth shall make you free.”

John 11:25, 26 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live:

And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?”

Jesus is the only way to heaven and He has already paid the price for our way!

Jesus is the truth! He will set you free!

Jesus is the Life! He rose from the dead to prove He is life. He gives us the everlasting life!

(John 11:17-27, 32-44) Lazarus

Not only did He give us eternal life, but physical life. Lazarus was dead 4 days and Jesus gave him life.

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

It is important to choose Jesus! He is the only way, the only truth, and the only life!

It is more than just asking Jesus into your heart, but continuing to live for Him. When you do something wrong, make sure to make it right with God by asking for forgiveness. Jesus loves you! He is always forgiving and never holds a grudge!

Sing song, John 3:16, read lyrics from Jesus is the Ticket to Heaven.


Easter Sunday!


Today, we are going to talk to you about Easter and why we have Easter.

Most people have what we call, Easter Dinner. We make a special meal just for Easter and have family that get together.

Jesus had his Easter dinner with his disciples before he died on the cross for us. He told Peter and John to “Go and prepare us (Jesus and all his disciples) the Passover that we may eat.” Luke 22:15 says,” And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” He also knew he was going to be betrayed and who it was. He said, “And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, one of you which eateth with me shall betray me.” (Mark 14:18)

All of the disciples were wondering who it was, but Jesus knew!

Jesus knew this would be his last time eating with his disciples. He knew he was going to go through a lot of suffering. After dinner Jesus and his disciples went to the mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. He had asked his disciples to pray with him for 1 hour.

While Jesus was praying, he was in great agony (distress, anguish, suffering) Luke 22:44 says, “And being in agony he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” When Jesus had gotten up from praying, he saw his disciples sleeping! He only asked that they would pray with him for 1 Hour. Jesus went back to praying, and this happened 3 times. 3 times he went to pray and 3 times he found his disciples sleeping.

Now the time came where he knew Judas was going to give him that kiss of betrayal. He knew that when Judas was coming, he wasn’t alone. “Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.” (John 18:3) “And while he (Jesus) yet spake (with his disciples) behold a multitude and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?” (Luke 22:47, 48

After Jesus got arrested, he was beaten, scourged, had a crown of thorns pounded on his head, people blindfolded him and spit on him and hit them with their hands and clubs, he was whipped till he could barely stand. Then he had to drag his cross to Mount Calvary only he was so beat up he couldn’t carry the cross without help. A man named Simon of Cyrene helped him. When they got to Mount Calvary, there they nailed Jesus to the cross and before he died he said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34) Jesus said he was thirsty and they had put a sponge in vinegar and put it up to him to his mouth and “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said “It is finished” and he bowed his head and gave up the ghost (he died).” (John19:20)

Now we get to the good part! All the things Jesus had to suffer was for us! The best part is yet to come because Jesus didn’t stay dead and that is why we celebrate Easter! Mark 16:2, 4 “And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they (Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James) came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun.

 (Matthew 28:2-4) And behold there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning and his raiment white as snow. And for fear of him the keepers did shake and became as dead men.

4) And when they looked they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.” 28:5-7 “And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not for I know that ye seek Jesus which was crucified. He is not here for He is risen as he said, come see the place where the Lord lay and go quickly and tell His disciples that he is risen from the dead and behold he goeth before you into Galilee there shall ye see him lo, I have told you.”

So See? Jesus didn’t stay dead, but he came back to life! He is risen! That is why we celebrate Easter! Jesus is alive not dead! If Jesus stayed dead, we wouldn’t be promised eternal life. He rose from the dead to give us life and hope and a future! If Jesus stayed dead, we wouldn’t have hope, nothing to look forward to. Jesus conquered death and the grave!



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Don’t Take the Bait!

The Golden Nugget is: James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you!

10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up.”

Read James 1:12-17

Satan likes to be a fisherman. He thinks he is good at it and seems to have an endless amount of bait. It is time to stop taking the bait!

We have talked about resisting the devil, but this is a whole new level!

What bait is satan throwing at you? Anger, hurt, frustration, video games, TV, guilt, swear words, bad attitudes, stealing, gossip, skipping church, lying, getting even, spending money, being mean, picking on someone, putting other things before God, arguing, etc.…

1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man but God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able but will with the temptation also make  a way to escape that ye may be able to bear it.”

God always makes a way to escape temptation!

We don’t have to take satan’s bait of temptation. Even if for some reason we do take the bait that doesn’t mean we are done for.

Have you ever been fishing and you start reeling in that fish and something happens that the fish gets away? Why? Because the fish realizes he bit on to something that he shouldn’t have and he is fighting like mad to get free. Sometimes the line snaps, the hook rips through its mouth, or your pole breaks!

Once we realize we have fallen into temptation we can still get out. That is why it says that God is faithful and will make a way of escape for you. His way is forgiveness! We ask God for help and we ask Him for forgiveness. After we ask for forgiveness we sometimes still have to fight like mad to stay out of that temptation! God is always there to help us. He will help us to resist the devil. We need to be smarter than the fish! A fish keeps going back to the bait because it is something he likes. You would think that after the first time of getting a hook in him he would not come back. The same fish can come back 10 times just because he hasn’t learned and is still taking the bait. The devil thinks it is funny when people keep taking his bait, but we have to turn the tables and laugh at him and make him look like he is a fool for trying.  He likes to sit there and laugh and say, “Watch this, he keeps taking the same bait over and over!” We need to be the ones that say, look the devil is trying to bait me, and he can’t do it ha ha ha!

1Peter 5:8 “Be sober be vigilant because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour.”

That is why satan goes around looking and seeking for the ones he may devour because not every takes the bait! Or they have learned to refuse it!

9) Whom (the devil) resist (the one we don’t listen to) but be steadfast in the faith knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your breather that are in the world,

10) But the God of all grace who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus after that ye suffered make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, and settle you.

11) To Him be the glory and dominion for ever and ever Amen!”

Jesus went through it all for us when he died on the cross. It says we have all had the same afflictions in the world. Not one of us has a special affliction or have been tempted different than others. God will strengthen you, settle you, and make you perfect by his grace.

This is why we need to understand not to take the bait and make sure to give God all the glory because he made a way out with every piece of bait the devil has to offer!

So…”Don’t Take the Bait!” Help others by telling them not to take the bait. When you see someone getting ready to “Take the Bait” tell them! Say, “Don’t take the Bait! Resist the devil” Even little Jubilee goes around and says, God says don’t take the bait!”

Ever since God gave this to me, I have used it a lot in my own life and helping others. I say, “Not Devil! I am not taking your bait so get out of here in Jesus Name! I refuse to take it!” So Don’t take the bait!


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We are His Workmanship

The Golden Nuggets are:

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Walk in the good works)

Workmanship: the product or result of labor and skill

Synonyms: handiwork, expertise, know-how, design, skill, artwork

Genesis 1:26-28, 31, 2:7

“And God said, Let us make man in our image after our likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him male and female created he them.

And god blessed them and God said unto them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth on the earth.’

And God saw ever thing that he had made and behold it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

And the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the BREATH of LIFE and man became a LIVING SOUL.”

Soul: breath of life, recesses of heart, secret self, spiritual being

Def: the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part. The spiritual part of humans regarded in its mortal aspect or as believed to survive death and subject to happiness or misery in a life to come (Heaven or hell!)

James 1:18 “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.”

Acts 17:28 “In Him we live and move and have our being as certain also of your own poets have said, For we also are his offspring.”

Offspring: child, children, heir, descendant

What else can I say? We are his workmanship!

His final piece of artwork and the result of his labor before he rested! We are God’s image!

His breath of life! God’s living soul!

The final touch of His masterpiece! That is why we are so precious to God. If you can’t understand it now, I hope you will get an understanding of it soon.

It doesn’t matter how we grew up or how we were treated we can never use it as an excuse to reject God’s love.

Sometimes even when we are treated right most of our lives, when someone treats us wrongly or something bad happens, we start rejecting others and God. I have witnessed it both ways.

Once there was one who grew up Christian home and treated good their whole life and had Jesus in their heart. One time something happened and a close friend of theirs had hurt them and they closed everyone out, God and family. They could have chosen to turn to God and family for comfort.

Another example is someone who grew up in a home without the love of an earthly father, and couldn’t even let it go even though their father died.  They blamed their growing up for the way they were.  How could God or anyone love them because their own father couldn’t love them? They couldn’t accept the love of God for most of their life. They even claimed to be a Christian, going to church and yet it was only until a week before they died that they actually asked Jesus in to their heart. They could have replaced God’s love for the love they didn’t receive from their earthly father.

This is why we need to know that God loves us unconditionally.  We need to be able to accept God’s love and let the other things go. God knows things are not perfect in life that is why he is there to pick us up and hold us in his arms and love us. We just have to allow him to do that. He is real. His love is real, we are the only thing that has his soul, his breath of life, and his son Jesus that died for us. We are His Masterpiece!

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Walk in the good works)


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Rejoice Not when Your Enemy Falls

Here is the Golden Nugget:

Proverbs 24:17-18

“Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth.

Lest the Lord see it and it displease Him and He turn away His wrath from him.”

A lot of times when someone is not being nice to us and we see them get into trouble we are happy about it and say things like, “Good they deserve it” or “They are getting what they deserve.” Sometimes if they get hurt we laugh and say something like: “That’s how it feels!”

The Bible clearly tells us not to be glad or rejoice when punishment or bad things happen to our enemy (those who are not nice to us). Did they deserve it? Probably, but it isn’t pleasing to God if we are rejoicing over it. God will handle things, but if we are rejoicing over the Fact of their punishment then God will turn away his anger from them.

When Jesus was getting arrested, Peter had cut off Malchus’ ear but Jesus didn’t laugh instead he sounded displeased that Peter did that.

 Read John 18:1-12

18 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none. 10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? 12 Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,

So if Jesus didn’t rejoice over his enemy’s fall neither should we. Jesus always had compassion!

Jesus is our greatest example in life and we need to remember what would Jesus do or how would Jesus react to this situation.


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*Pleasant Words!

The Golden Nuggets are:

Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb sweet to the soul and health to the bones.”

Psalm 141:3 “Set a watch O Lord before my mouth keep the door of my lips.”

God talks a lot about our mouth. We talked about death and life being in the power of our tongue, but now we are learning that pleasant words are sweet to the soul and health to our bones.

With this promise here, if we are speaking only pleasant things, it is sweet to our soul and health to our bones. In order to walk in perfect health we need to keep speaking good things.

If we have a problem with how we talk, we can ask God to keep the door of our mouth.

God can cause that to happen in different ways. He might just prevent us from talking or he might appoint someone to get on our case every time we say something negative. They would say something like this: “Hey, don’t be saying that!” “That’s a negative confession” “That isn’t a good thing to say.” “Do you really want that to happen?”

The Bible says “pleasant words” are as the honeycomb not the negative, harsh, sour, or hurting words.

Those that are having health problems, or bone problems need to change what they are saying. Are they speaking good things or bad things? Are they constantly talking about the circumstances or are they speaking God’s Word concerning the situation?

Maybe they do not have anything good to say about anyone or anything. It says pleasant words not just concerning yourself but towards others.

Here is what pleasant means.

Pleasant: acceptable, friendly, agreeable, cheerful, polite, pleasing, lovely, delightful, refreshing, nice, sympathetic, pleasurable, etc.

With this definition, we can clearly see the kind of words we need to be speaking. These words are not just for speaking about yourself, but what we are speaking about or towards others.

If the words you are speaking are not part of the description, then it shouldn’t be coming out of your mouth.
We need to really learn how to think before we speak. Keep our mouths shut unless it is pleasant.

You can’t take back the things that you have said, you can ask for forgiveness, but you can’t take it back.

So Remember PLEASANT WORDS! Don’t forget to ask God to set a guard (watch) at our mouths and to keep the door of your lips so you don’t say things that you shouldn’t say.

Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb sweet to the soul and health to the bones.”


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No Stumbling!

The Golden Nugget is…

Proverbs 4:12 “When thou goest thy steps shall not be straitened and when thou runnest thou shalt not stumble.”

This verse is so amazing in different ways! First off, do you know what it talks about when it says, “…thy steps shall not be straitened”?

This word straitened means: confine, hinder, restrict, to put into difficulties (especially financial).

Stumble means: to strike your foot against something, slip, stagger, hesitate, tilt, or wobble.

Every time I read the Bible and come across a word I don’t quite understand or I think I know what it means, but want a greater understanding on it, I mark the word in my Bible and I can go back to it and look it up to find out what it means.

Before I looked of the word straitened, every time I read this verse I always stopped and wondered what this word straitened really meant. When I finally looked it up, I also decided to look up the word stumble to see what it said.

I was so glad when I finally decided to take the time to look up these words. Often times I would use this verse for stumbling, because I knew what that meant. “When thou runnest thou shalt not stumble.” I had some trouble stumbling, especially if I started running and trip over my feet or my feet caught in the grass or something would get me off balance and I would stumble and fall.

Especially in baseball or softball, I would hit the ball and go to run and %50 of the time stumble trying to get to the base. Sometimes in the outfield when going after a ball that would happen too!

When I found this verse I started using it right away, but now I can use it more powerfully because I can use it better now that I took the time to look up the words.

Now it helps even more, not just for running but also for our spiritual walk with the Lord. If we are reading the Bible, going to church, and doing the things of the Lord, it says,  “when we go our steps shall not be straitened (confine, hinder, restrict or put into difficulties especially financial) and when thou runnest thou shalt not stumble (strike your foot against something, slip, stagger, hesitate, tilt, wobble)”

The devil likes to throw difficulties our way to hinder us from reading the Bible, or hinder us from going to church.  The devil likes to try and make us stumble spiritually (sin) and make us feel like it isn’t worth being a Christian because of sin. That is why we have the power of forgiveness!

When we do something wrong we ask for forgiveness and God forgives us!

Satan also likes to try and make us feel constricted in our finances so we might make the choice to Not Give in the offerings at church.

This Verse tells us that when we are serving the Lord our steps we take will not have financial difficulties! God will supply everything we have need of!

That is why we have God’s Word the Bible, to tell us these things so we can trust in the Lord in everything we do. 

We have this verse here to back it up: Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

God will take care of us! So you see these verses are not only for physical needs but also to help us spiritually so we can continue to walk with the Lord. We need to push through those obstacles that the devil likes to throw at us by using the Word of God. It is just like when the football players on the offence push against that line of players on the defense so the runner can go through to the touch down!

We need to push through the devil to run the touch down to heaven!

Here is that verse again, “Proverbs 4:12 “When thou goest thy steps shall not be straitened and when thou runnest thou shalt not stumble.”


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Greater Works!

The Golden Nugget is found from John 14:12

“Verily, Verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me the works that I do shall he do also and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto my Father.”

Here is a story about Jesus and something he did for an example for us.

John 6:2-14, Matthew 14:13-14, 21 Mark 6:40

Jesus fed the 5,000 right after his cousin, John the Baptist, was be-headed. I think at first, Jesus and his disciples wanted to be alone, but Jesus had compassion on the multitude of people that were following him. He healed them and fed them both spiritually and physically.

Imagine this whole property filled with people who are following you. There is no way to cook for all of those people or even go out and buy enough food for them!

Jesus had them sit down in groups of 50 and 100. If you divided just the 5,000 men by 100 that would be 50 groups of just men. There were also women and children that were not counted in these figures!

After they were sitting down, Jesus prayed and blessed the food they had collected from the people and only a boy with a small lunch had food, 5 loaves and 2 fish. When Jesus prayed the food multiplied, and when everyone was done, they did not waste the left-overs! The disciples were taking food to the people and then collecting what was not eaten and they had gathered 12 baskets of food left over. One for each disciple.

I just think of how fun it is for the cooks to cook for the ones we have at Camp Meeting and then for people wait in line to get food is fun!

I know that what Jesus did was not only a miracle, but an example. It says greater works shall we do! Feeding the multitude was a huge thing! Not only was Jesus feeding them physically, he was preaching to them also.

So remember that is says that Greater Works we will do! It doesn’t matter if you are praying for your food or for someone to get a miracle, God will answer and Greater Works will you do! Just believe it!



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Our Golden Nugget!

Romans 8:35, 38, 39

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine (hunger) or nakedness or peril or sword.

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things to come

Nor height nor depth nor any other creature (anything else in creation) shall be able to separate us from the love of God which Christ Jesus our Lord.”

So, what is the main point? Nothing can separate you from God’s Love! There is NOTHING in all of God’s creation that can block you or separate you from the love of God! He loves you! You can’t pretend his love isn’t there. It is all around us!

Think of it this way: Just because you are at school, does that mean your parents don’t love you, or that you are too far away that their love is blocked from you?

No! It doesn’t matter if you are at your friend’s house, at the store, a school trip, or even if your parents have a business trip to go on and you can’t go with; your parents love is always there and will never change just because you are apart.

God’s love is greater than that! What about getting sick? A Storm? Going on Vacation? On top of the tallest mountain? In the deepest part of the Ocean? Outer Space?

None of those things can separate you from God’s love!  We still don’t know how deep the deepest part of the ocean is, but God knows! There are places out in space they can’t go either!

There is Absolutely NOTHING that can separate us from God’s love! The only thing in the deepest part of all water are sins! It says that when we ask for forgiveness, God casts it into the deepest part of the Sea (all bodies of water).

So, Who can separate you from God and his love? No one!

What can separate you from God and his love? Nothing!

These verses are very clear that absolutely nothing or no one can take you, separate, block, or hinder you from the love of God.

So the next time you are feeling down and that nobody loves you, remember, God does and nothing can separate you from that. The only reason you feel that way is because the devil only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He wasn’t to destroy you and make you turn from God, so if he can make you feel lonely and depressed and unloved, then he can make you feel that God doesn’t love you.

You need to stand up and tell the devil that nothing can separate you from God’s love and tell the devil he is a liar and to get out and leave you alone in Jesus Name!

Romans 8:35, 38, 39

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress or persecution or famine (hunger) or nakedness or peril or sword.

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things to come

Nor height nor depth nor any other creature (anything else in creation) shall be able to separate us from the love of God which Christ Jesus our Lord.”


Separate: apart, by itself, cause to move or be apart, divide, unconnected, disjoined, set apart, isolate, remove


God's Treasure Chest (Finding Golden Nuggets in the Bible part 24) 


Time to Study! The Golden Nugget is…

2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.”

We need to study and be eager and do our utmost best especially with God’s Word. This verse will also help us with our school work. If we are studying and doing our utmost best we won’t be ashamed because we know we did our utmost best and we studied.

Here is another verse about studying. 1 Thessalonians 4:11 “And that ye study to be quiet and to do your own business and to work with your own hands as we commanded you.”

John 14:26 “But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost whom the Father will send in my name he shall teach you all things and bring all things back to your remembrance whatsoever I have said to you.” Psalm 48:14 “For this God is our God for ever and ever He will be our guide even unto death.”

How can God guide us? By His Spirit! Here are seven things to remember:

1.    Study!

2.    Be quiet!

3.    Stay in your own business!

4.    Be filled with the Spirit.

5.    Ask the Holy Ghost to teach you before reading the Bible and doing your school work.

6.    Before answering questions, ask the Holy Ghost to bring back all things to your remembrance the things you need remembering.

7.    Trust God! He will lead you every step of the way!

All of these verses are here to help you in school and with God’s Word. If you are filled with the Spirit, and you have asked him to be your teacher and guide, he will guide you in all things.

Remember it is God’s Spirit inside you and He knows all things from beginning to end. God knows how to do your school work too!

This is why being filled with the Spirit is so important! There are so many things we need guidance in and God is the only one who knows the right direction to take. If we are Trusting in God, He will lead us by his Spirit every step of the way.

We need God’s Spirit to guide us though His Word, in school, and in life. (on the job, in college, driving, sports, everything)

You are constantly learning and studying even when you don’t think you are. There is always something you are learning. If you are letting God and his Spirit help you, the Holy Spirit is your teacher as well as your reminder and guide. He will be there every step of the way.

How do we study? By being quiet and only concentrating on what you are learning. If you are letting other people’s business distract you, then you aren’t really getting anything out of what you are studying.

That is why it says to do your own business and not get into someone else’s. That alone is hard to do sometimes, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, he will lead us and guide us in everything we do!

Before I read the Bible, I always say this, “I thank you Lord that the Holy Spirit is my teacher and my guide. I understand all things and faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.  I thank you Lord that the Holy Spirit will also bring all things back to my remembrance the things I have need of in Jesus Name Amen.”

When I was in school and studying and taking tests I would pray basically the same way. Sometimes I would even get stuck on a question and ask the Holy Spirit to help me and I would skip that question and go back to it so I didn’t waste time thinking on it.

If you are being diligent in studying the Bible, school work, or anything the Holy Spirit is there to bring it back. But if you aren’t studying there won’t be anything there to bring back to you. So, remember that!

2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.”


God's Treasure Chest (Finding Golden Nuggets in the Bible part 23) 

*Here is your Golden Nugget:

Children are Special to Jesus!

Psalm 127:3 “Lo, Children are an heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”

Luke 18:6 (18:15-17)

“But Jesus called them  (the children) unto him and aid, “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of God’”

Read Matthew 18:1-6 Luke 9:46-48

God’s Word tells us a lot about children. It says we are an heritage of the Lord and his reward! Never once did Jesus push a child away! In fact when the disciples tried to take the children away Jesus stopped them. The parents were binging even babies to Jesus so he could touch them and the disciples rebuked them. Jesus told the parents to let the children come!

Basically saying, “Here let me hold them.” (AMP) “But Jesus called to them (the parents) to Him saying, ‘Allow the little children to come to Me and do not hinder them, for such as these belong to the kingdom of God.” He went on to say, “Whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the kingdom of God like a little child does shall not in any way enter it at all.”

If we can’t accept children we can’t accept the kingdom of God! Just like when the children and babies were crying out “Hosanna to the son of David!” the chief priests and scribes got upset told them they need to “Shut-up”! Jesus had a come-back! He said, “Yea; have ye never read, out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou has perfected praise?”

Why is that? Because children aren’t afraid of their emotions! Children cry, yell, cheer, laugh, sing, and dance. They do it at home, in stores, at church or whenever and they don’t think of where they are at or if it is the right place to do such a thing. They don’t know or understand where or when to do those things. Children don’t really get embraced about things like we do.

This is why the Bible says we need to become like little children because adults think too much. Children don’t stop to think before they shout out for joy in the middle of the library when they get excited about something. Adults know that in a library it doesn’t matter how excited you get, you have to contain your excitement and be quiet. We all know that when something excites you, you want to rejoice now and not wait until later. You have that excitement now!

We need to learn to be excited about church, what God is doing, and about what we read in His Word.

That is why children don’t bother me when they are loud while they are singing the songs in church or if they get dancing before the Lord, or help with offering , or singing a special in church even if they can’t remember all the words. It doesn’t bother me when kids want to step out and give a Word from the Lord or give a message in tongues. Why? Because they are only glorifying God in the only way they know how.

Even Babies when they all of a sudden make a noise in church when it is quiet, I smile knowing that they are praising the Lord, they get quieted by their parents, but really there is no need for that.

Zane is loud, but when he gets into singing and worshiping the Lord, he can get even louder and some have said that he needs to be quieter because he is being a disturbance, but I remind him, that Jesus loves children and loves to hear our praises! I am always full of joy when I see and hear young people, children, and babies, praising the Lord.

Most adults (sad to say) think that children should not be heard or barely seen. I look through God’s eyes and know that He loves the children and understands that they are young.

You need to look through God’s eyes too and realize just how special you are!


God's Treasure Chest (Finding Golden Nuggets in the Bible part 22)


The Golden Nugget is: God to the Rescue! Who would Dare Stand against God?


Romans 8:31 “What shall we then say to these things, if God be for us who can be against us?”

Romans 12:19 AMP says this

“Beloved never avenge yourselves but leave the way open for God’s wrath for it is written Vengeance is mine I will repay says the Lord.”

Psalm 37:39-40 “But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord He is their strength in time of trouble, and the Lord shall help them and deliver them from the wicked and save them because they trust in Him.”

Salvation means the act of saving, protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc.… deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption (rescue, deliverance, escape, exemption, life line, release, restoration, safe keeping)

Is there anyone, even the devil himself that would dare to start a fight against God? Remember, the devil and all his demon friends already tried fighting Jesus and they all got whipped, beaten, and defeated by Jesus and he is God’s Son! They wouldn’t even dare come to God and say, “You want to fight, I can beat your but!”

Who would win? God would! This is why we need to step out of the way and let God do all the work! That is why God’s Word says if our enemy is hungry to feed him, if he is thirsty give him something to drink, if he is naked give him clothes to wear! Romans 13:8 “Owe no man anything but to love one another for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Bless them which persecute you bless and curse not. (12:14) Don’t let evil overcome you, but overcome evil with Good! Romans 12:21


God will take care of them! There is no reason to get revenge! No reason to get them back! That is what our enemy would be expecting, but they never expect you to be nice to them.

Why not give them something they do not expect and blow their pants off!

Remember Salvation is from the Lord and he is your strength in time of trouble. (go over again what Salvation is)

We just need to keep out of God’s way and let Him handle every situation. When that happens, they see God instead of us! And who will dare to come against God? No one! And they won’t come against us because we are God’s children, and God is be for us (before) Get it, if God be for us who can be against us! He is out in front of us, fighting every battle. He is indestructible! Always the winner!

Let’s go over our first verse again:

“Romans 8:31 “What shall we then say to these things, if God be for us who can be against us?”


God's Treasure Chest (Finding Golden Nuggets in the Bible part 21)


The Golden Nugget is…

Hebrews 4:12 “For the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and intents of the heart.”

Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not my word like as a fire? Saith the Lord, and like a hammer that breaketh the rock into pieces?

How many of you have tried to smash a rock? I use to take a hammer and pound on little stones just to see if I could break them. After the rock would break, I would look for a bigger one and try it.

That is how God’s word is to our problems. When we speak the Word of God in Jesus Name, our problems and circumstances bust into many pieces. There is no rock (obstacle) that God can’t break!

Philippians 2:10-11

“That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow of those in heaven and of those on earth and of those under the earth and that everyone should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

It doesn’t matter what the situation, every knee will bow in the name of Jesus Christ!

This is just one example Matthew 8:23-27

“And when he was entered into a ship his disciples followed him. And behold there arose a great tempest in the sea insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him and awoke him saying, Lord save us we perish! And he saith unto them, “Why are ye fearful O ye of little faith?” Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea and there was a great calm. But the men marveled saying, “What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!”

You mean to tell me that even the winds and waters have to obey God’s Word?

That’s right! Anything in heaven and of earth has to bow to the Name of Jesus Christ! When Jesus spoke to the winds and the sea, they obeyed him and it happened quickly.

 There was power in the words Jesus spoke and we have that same power when we speak the Word of God in Jesus Name!

Hebrews 4:12 “For the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and intents of the heart.”



God's Treasure Chest (Finding Golden Nuggets in the Bible part 20)


Our Golden Nugget is found in James 1:5

“If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not and it shall be given him.”

Psalm 119:105 “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

Remember the last time we talked about having more understanding than our teachers, enemies, and ancients?

These verses kind of go along with it. In the first verse that is given, it says if you lack wisdom to ask and God will give it to you. If there is something we do not understand either in school, work, in putting something together, taking something apart to fix it or whatever it is, ask God to give you the wisdom in how to do it!

Maybe you are faced with a decision to make and you don’t know what to choose, just ask God for wisdom! It says in the second verse that was given that His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light onto our path. When we turn to God and His Word for the answers it will be like a light shining on the right choice to make and you will have peace knowing it is the right choice.

Let’s look at King Solomon:

1 Kings 3:5-15

In this passage The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night and God said to Solomon, “Ask what I shall give thee.”

Solomon told God how he showed great mercy to his father David and how he had given David a son to take over the throne and that son being him (Solomon). Solomon said, “ O Lord my God thou has made thy servant king instead of David my father and I am but a little child, I know not how to go out or come in. Thy servant is in the midst of thy people that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people that I may discern between good and bad for who is able to judge this thy so great a people.”

It says that it pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked for understanding and wisdom and to know between good and bad.

God told Solomon, “Because thou has asked this thing and has not asked for thyself long life, neither has asked for riches for thyself, nor has asked the life of thine enemies but asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment, I have done according to thy words and lo, I have given thee a wise and understanding heart so that there was none like thee before thee neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. I have also given thee that which thou has not asked both riches and honour so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. If you walk in my ways to keep my statutes and my commandments as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.”

After that, Solomon woke up and offered offerings unto the Lord.

It wasn’t long after that time that two women fighting over a baby, came to Solomon, and God proved to Solomon that He had given him what he asked for, wisdom and knowledge.

In the natural, Solomon wouldn’t have known who that baby belonged to because they both pleaded for the baby and both claimed it to be their own child. They didn’t have the DNA tests that we have today. It was each woman’s word against each other. There were no other witnesses, video cameras or DNA to bring out the truth!

 God gave Solomon the wisdom and knowledge that he had asked for and because of it, he was able to make the right decision. From that point on Solomon had several people from near and far come to seek the wisdom that God gave him and they didn’t come for a free show, they paid Solomon just to hear what he had to say about their situation. Even the Queen of Sheba came to see King Solomon to seek out his wisdom. She had to come for herself to see everything! He was already rich by then, but she gave him even more riches! She wasn’t the last person to visit him either, many more came.

I encourage each of you to read 1 Kings Chapters 3 though chapter 10. I think you will enjoy it.

Let’s say these verses again: James 1:5“If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not and it shall be given him.”

Psalm 119:105 “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”



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