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Pray For The People of Charleston During This Difficult Time

Please pray for the people of Charleston and the members of Emanuel AME Church and the families who lost their love ones who were  simply praying and coming together to pray at bible study.

May the families of the victims take solace in knowing that God is with them in this difficult and unexplainable time. May God bless and  keep us all in His hand during this unimaginable time. God bless all  who are struggling for answers as we all  try to understand and heal through this ordeal. God Bless us all!

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The Deal-Agenda

Everyone has an agenda. You can’t hide it, in fact you wear it like a badge of honor even though you believe it is unseen. What a frightening thought, your premier, seemingly passive agenda can be , will be discovered in the blink of an eye. Suddenly your juvenile thoughts are simply that simple minded and without imagination.

Yet you’re all caught up in your own own self brilliance and perceived awareness that you lose sight of the fact that you are not all that. The charade is up and the disappointment is there with you already.

The takeaway is the fact that nothing in this world is so easy to understand, present, or accomplish that our limited mind, our limited scope can figure it out. If your goal is to impress you should know this…..chill out and stop the show, the second showing is cancelled until further notice.

The Deal-Direction

 

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We are at times misinformed, filled with confusion as to our direction in life and challenged mightily to know the difference. This is our condition in life! Where do we go for direction? To the WORD, God’s word. The Bible includes a wealth of information, encouragement, and direction that is designed to lead you, guide you and comfort you.

When you are confused and challenged by life situations reach for God’s WORD included in the BIble. The WORD is our Guide and our shield.

 

The Deal- Knowing God, Knowing Jesus Christ

We are all a work in progress…..Continually learning who we are in Christ!

I want to talk about God and His Son Jesus Christ today. Most people do not understand God because they do not reach out and make the effort. They do not love and embrace His Son Jesus Christ. Why because they listen to the world. They listen to a world that does not love you. They listen to a world that cares nothing about you.

I am not here to tell you what to do. But if you seek eternal life then here’s a good chance to turn your life around. Most secular people think that’s Christians, always preaching about Jesus Christ and preaching hate. Yes we preach about Jesus Christ, but a true christian does not preach hate. If they do, they are not christians. Jesus life was all about love, not money, love. Yes some christians cross the line, maybe some are not good people. This world is filled with imperfect people. There is a reason for that- they are human and they are walking within their own way and own thoughts, not the thoughts of God. God gave us all freewill to do what we want, go where we want, be who we want, live how we want to live, worship who we want, try anything we want. That is the will of God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. You have free will. But that does not mean God or Jesus approves. He will never approve sin. But he readily forgives your sins over and over again because He is a loving God and is always there for you. God is not about Government. He is not about Government regulation. He wants us to respect Government and The Leaders He has put in place. But He gives YOU the right to choose.

You see no one comes to the Father God, accept through the Son, Jesus Christ.

If you don’t believe that , think about the choices you make everyday. They are 100% up to you, did the government approve those choices, did you ask God can I do this? No. Because He gave you free will. He is the way, the truth and the light. You must make the decision to ask His son Jesus Christ to come into your life and confess and forgive your sins. It is a simple decision like deciding to go to a playoff game or deciding to go on a vacation, deciding not to open the bible, deciding not to be a provider to your family. God is hands off. That is why all this turmoil goes on in this earth, because we make the turmoil with our own actions. We shape this world and everything that’s wrong with it is because of us. No it is is not because of God, it is because of us. We are in control and God will never withdraw that freedom from you. Know this we’ve lived in a fallen world because Adam and Eve disobeyed God a long time ago,we inherited sin from them.

Because we disobeyed God a long time ago, I am refering to Adam and Eve, he gave us all free will. It is a simple story, you probably know it. Pick up your family bible if you have one or go online to gotquestions.org. They have all the answers about God and His son Jesus Christ. You have the free will to do it. You can do what you want to do. God is not going to twist your arm. He’s not going to tell you to stop. He will tell you if you ask, because he loves you. It will come in the way that God sees fit. Not in a conversation. I can’t tell you how, because he talks to us all differently, thru His written word, through one of your friends, through me and this blog, through a tv show or hundreds of other ways. God can show up anywhere through all the things that we humans created and did not create (the things created by God). He probably want come to you like he spoke to Moses. Although we can’t rule that option out. But that is up to God.

So if you’re not believing any of this, all I can tell you is that God is real! What I am telling you is real!

If you are not believing in Jesus Christ, if you want to be in God’s kingdom you must accept Jesus as your Savior. You can do what you want. Keep on living that sinful life. All of us do sin. But are you willing to take a chance to really know Him? You might say all of us will die and that will be the end of it. No it want be the end of it. We will all be subject to God’s judgement. Ask Jesus to come into your life!

It’s up to you my friend. It entirely up to you. You’re in the voting booth and can pull that lever, you have many choices, you know that they are real. If I were you I would vote for Jesus Christ. You have choices, many of them. God is not debating and will not debate with you. He gave you free will. You’re debating with yourself. There is only one God and He gave His Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for our sins. There is only one way to God, it is thru His Son and our Savior Jesus Christ.

Ask someone you know that is a Christian about these things, if they know Jesus they are more than happy to tell you. If you decide to know Jesus, it is a lifelong learning process. I am still learning, But the Holy Spirit compels me to put it out here so others will know. So you have free will and it is a beautiful thing! Vote for Jesus, confess and ask Him to come into your life. Then go to gotquestions.org, so that you can learn more about Him. The thing about this is it does not cost a thing. Just an open mind. But remember you must come to Jesus Christ alone, only you, not a friend, not your wife or husband, you must ask Him yourself, it is very simple. The benefit? You will have eternal life in Christ and live with Him in heaven. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, confess that you have sinned and accept that Jesus died on the cross to give you this opportunity.

You want find an “if you act now” call to action in this post. No one will ask you to be in a pyramid scheme. Not one will ask for your credit card number and continually charge it. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain! The beauty is once you do it, you’re in God’s Kingdom and you will receive benefits, however you must strive to live your life the way God wants you to. You will slip and sin, God will forgive you. He only ask that you accept His Son Jesus Christ. Get a good study bible and start reading it, when you start you will not understand the interpretation. Lots of people misinterpret the bible. That’s  why you should get a good study bible, called a commentary bible. Get one and the Holy Spirit will give you understanding as you read.

For God So loved the world that He gave His only Son, who ever believes in Him shall have everlasting life.” John 3:16 .

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Suffering Servant- Our Savior Jesus Christ, Isaiah 55:3

4Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. 5But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. 6All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.…

A New Years Gift for 3.1 million Slaves in 1863-Emancipation Proclamation

From Wikipedia

The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as a war measure during the American Civil War, to all segments of the Executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states that were still in rebellion,[1] thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at the time. The Proclamation was based on the president's constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces;[2] it was not a law passed by Congress. The Proclamation also ordered that “suitable” persons among those freed could be enrolled into the paid service of United States' forces, and ordered the Union Army (and all segments of the Executive branch) to “recognize and maintain the freedom of” the ex-slaves. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not itself outlaw slavery, and did not make the ex-slaves (called freedmen) citizens. It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.[3]

Around 20,000 to 50,000 slaves in regions where rebellion had already been subdued were immediately emancipated. It could not be enforced in areas still under rebellion, but as the Union army took control of Confederate regions, the Proclamation provided the legal framework for freeing more than 3 million more slaves in those regions. Prior to the Proclamation, in accordance with the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, escaped slaves were either returned to their masters or held in camps as contraband for later return. The Proclamation only applied to slaves in Confederate held lands; it did not apply to those in the five slave states that were not in rebellion, nor to most regions already controlled by the Union army. Emancipation in those regions would come after separate state actions and/or the December 1865 ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, which made slavery illegal everywhere in the United States of America.

 

Aaron Rodgers Leads Packer to a Playoff Birth

 
Aaron Rodgers lead the Green Bay Packers to a playoff Birth by defeating the Chicago Bears, 33-28 with a virtual last second TD pass to Randell Cobb. This was Rodgers first game back from a collar bone injury. Rodger was able to come back, and because of his return the Packers are now in the playoffs, which promise to be a war, with the prize being the Super Bowl.

 

The Deal – On Prejudice

Listen to this, did you know that all of us are bias, prejudiced is some way? It is a facet of human nature. No one can deny that this is an area of life that we can't escape. Often we do not want to hear this because it makes us uncomfortable in our on skin. Yes it comes in many forms and there is no shortage of things that we do not like.

It hard to get away from prejudice beacuse it is ingrained in us, it has become our friend, and by being our friend it is also our enemy. What can you do to isolate this problem? The first thing is to admit it……. what a good idea! Admit it to your self and then write down things you can do to really eliminate it from your life. Let me know how you did. Send a comment. I know you're thinking about it.

 

 

The Deal- Adversity, Living above the Circumstance

Adversity…………………

  1. adverse fortune or fate; a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress: A friend will show his or her true colors in times of adversity.

Adversity sometimes finds the man or woman. It meets them at the very core of their circumstance. It is a circumstance the Lord allowed. How will you deal with it? It tests you like no other situation. It is plain and simple, a trial. Of course we do not want a trial in our lives. We'd prefer to be trouble free. That however is not God's plan. Because in the mist of the trial we have literally no where to turn but to The Lord. That is the nature of our circumstance. no one can help you but The Lord.


If you find yourself having a pity party in the mist of your circumstance, that means The Lord is sending a challenge that will confront you and build your resolve to meet the challenge through His word. Its a powerful weapon to fight the onslaught of the circumstance that has been placed in your path.


What will you do? How will you respond? I choose to give praise and honor to God right in the mist of the trial. God is good and His mercy endures forever through His Son Jesus Christ.


The Deal- God’s Lesson and God’s Way in Loss

God never gives us more than we can bear. That's certainly a beautiful thing. You know the feeling. If you live long enough you will experience grief from the loss of a love one. But God is always there to take hold of us and guide us and give us a profound hope in the face of loss. That is God's way, who miraculously leads us through the personal storm. Somehow he molds the situation into a triumph that guides us to feel and comprehend the spiritual meaning of the one we lost and loved.


God has a distinct purpose for all of our lives, and we learn more in our loss about the purpose of someones life than we can ever imagine. That's God's lesson, and most certainly that is God's way.

The Deal- On the Throwback

It's Throwback Time! I'm not talking about the typical throwback Jersey, The NFL Football Jersey that the Pittsburgh Steelers or whatever wore back in the Day. Yeah those were the days. But we can't by any means live in the past, no we must fight to focus not on the past, but right here, right now on in the here and now. Today, this moment, this second. Because this time is what really is important to Lord. You can rock your throwback jersey, yeah it's great. But your purpose is to remain in the word, right here, right now.

To get there we need to go to the Bible, the Ultimate “Throwback Book”. My friend, it is timeless, the words that were written thousand of years ago are still relevant. You don't need to tune in to the latest reality show. That's a worldly invention. No, we all need spiritual intervention that will move us closer to The Lord. Now that is Powerful. The Lord's Word is awesome and through His Word our steps are ordered by The Lord.