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"YOU COULD BE THE ONE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-15

THE MORE I LISTEN TO THE NEWS MEDIA, THE MORE I WANT TO WRITE ON THIS SUBJECT.  WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET AT NIGHT AND SEE A BUNCH OF YOUNG KIDS COMING IN YOUR DIRECTION?  IT IS A SHAME BUT WE USUALLY  WANT TO CROSS THE STREET.  WHY IS THIS?  I THINK IT IS BECAUSE WE IMMEDIATELY THINK THEY ARE UP TO NO GOOD?  THIS IS ALL WE HEAR ON THE RADIO AND SEE ON TV.  ALL YOU EVER SEE IS HOW THE GANGS ARE ROAMING THE STREETS AND DOING BAD THINGS.  DON'T THEY KNOW THERE ARE GOOD GANGS OF KIDS OUT THERE IN THE STREETS DOING GOOD THINGS?


 

WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, IT WAS NOTHING TO SEE A GROUP OF US KIDS OUT AT NIGHT BUT NOTHING WAS EVER SAID ABOUT IT BECAUSE PEOPLE ASSUMED WE WERE OUT ON VISITATION NIGHT FOR THE CHURCH.  HOW THE THINKING OF AMERICA HAS CHANGED.  WE WERE KIDS GOING AROUND TELLING PEOPLE HOW MUCH JESUS LOVES THEM.  YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A LOT OF THOSE GOOD KIDS TODAY BUT YOU NEVER HEAR ABOUT THEM.  IT JUST DOESN'T SELL PAPERS OR SOUND GOOD ON THE NEWS TO REPORT SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  WHAT A SHAME.

 

I CHALLENGE ALL OF YOU KIDS, THAT MIGHT BE READING THIS, TO GET ON THIS INTERNET AND START YOUR OWN MINISTRY.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO ROAM THE STREETS AND YOU CAN REACH MANY MORE PEOPLE RIGHT FROM YOUR OWN BEDROOM.  YOU CAN TELL SO MANY PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS AND OTHER KIDS WILL LISTEN TO YOU.  YOU KNOW HOW TO TWEET, BLOG, TEXT AND DO ALL THOSE THINGS YOU YOUNG KIDS KNOW HOW TO DO A LOT BETTER THAN US OLD FOLKS.  WHAT A BLESSING YOU WOULD BE AND YOU COULD BRING SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE LORD.  YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR JESUS.

 

YOU MIGHT NOT THINK ANYONE WOULD LISTEN TO YOU BUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS OUT THERE THAT ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING. THEY ARE LOST AND THEY KNOW IT AND YOU COULD BE THE ONE THAT HELPS THEM FIND THE WAY.  JUST REMEMBER WHAT JESUS SAID IN JOHN 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me".  YOU COULD BE THE ONE TO DO THIS FOR JESUS.  

 

YOU COULD BE A GANG OF TWO...JESUS AND YOU.  NOW THAT WOULD BE A TEAM,  OR YOU COULD GET A GROUP OF YOUR FRIENDS AND DO THIS.  JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them".  DON'T PASS UP THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK JESUS FOR WHAT HE DID FOR YOU.  HE LOVES YOU AND HE LOVES ALL THOSE LOST KIDS OUT THERE.  DON'T LET THEM DOWN.    

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

"OUR LIFE IS NOT OUR OWN" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-15

Our Life Is Not Our Own




Luke 22:49 'When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?'





The Lordship of Jesus is one of the central themes of scripture. It is clear that many times the word 'Lord,' when referring to Jesus, is equivalent to the divine name 'Yahweh' or 'Jehovah.' To acknowledge Jesus as Lord is to acknowledge His deity (Jn. 20:28).

What it means to give Jesus Lordship in our lives, is to recognize His right to rule in our lives, by right of creation (Jn. 1:3) and right of redemption.

'For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's' (1 Cor. 6:20).

One of the most damaging attitudes of our time is the exaltation of self over others. Personal rights have been promoted at the expense of others. This is not good for society and it is certainly not the way God expects His body to operate.

As Christians, we need to develop a continual awareness that our lives are not our own. We do not have the liberty to do as we please. We should present our body as a living sacrifice unto God, recognizing that this is just our reasonable duty to the one who gave His life for us (Rom. 12:1).

The Lordship of Jesus should be the determining factor in every action of a Christian (Rom. 14:7-10). Every thought and action should pass the test, 'Is this what my Lord Jesus wants me to do or think?' If the answer is not a definite 'yes,' then it shouldn't be done. 'Whatsoever is not of faith is sin' (Rom. 14:23).


God Created Music! 


By Patricia Skinner, 2019-11-14
God Created Music! 

  God Created Music!  

All through the Bible you can read about it. God sent the musicians and the singers before the Israelites around the walls of Jericho.  The Book of Psalms is actually a book of songs.  When we are happy, we feel a “melody in our hearts.”

When we are perplexed or anxious, if we listen to soothing music or songs that have a positive message, we feel calm and uplifted. King Saul, when he was troubled with an evil spirit sent for A young man named David who could play skillfully on a harp. As David played his harp, the evil spirit departed from King Saul.


Down through the ages God has inspired men and women to write beautiful songs of praise to Him. These songs need a  voice,   especially today.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to sing.   Wherever I am: in my car, on the job, as I cradled my babies (and now my grand and great-grandbabies) I sing. I can’t help myself, it seems there is always a song or a medley in my heart and on my lips.

I am not an eloquent speaker, I get all tongue tied when I try to verbally express myself, but one day I discovered how easy it is to speak what is in my heart by the songs I sing. I may be singing someone else’s words, but the message comes from my heart.

Music and song in no way replaces the precious Word of God, but instead, compliments it and reinforces its message.


I want to use my  voice  as the instrument to share this message with those who are hurting or feeling lost or lonely; to show them through song the message of God’s love and Salvation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I also want to share with those who have a “melody in their hearts,” but don’t know the words to express their love for their Creator and Savior.
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"ARE YOU A NEW CREATURE?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-14

DID YOU KNOW THAT WHEN YOU ACCEPTED JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR YOU BECAME A NEW CREATURE?  WHEN I WAS JUST A NEW CHRISTIAN, IF SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME THAT, I WOULD HAVE TOLD THEM THEY WERE CRAZY.  I WAS STILL OVER WEIGHT, NOT GOOD LOOKING AT ALL AND WHEN I TALKED I STILL SOUNDED LIKE A HILLBILLY FROM TENNESSEE, WHICH I WAS.









 








NOW, AFTER GETTING INTO GOD'S WORD, I FOUND OUT THAT I REALLY AM A NEW CREATURE, IN MY BORN AGAIN SPIRIT.  (2ND CORINTHIANS 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.)  IT MADE A LOT MORE SENSE WHEN I REALIZED THIS.  ALSO, IN ROMANS 12:2 IT SAYS "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."  A LOT OF NEW CHRISTIANS DON'T KNOW MUCH TO BEGIN WITH AND THIS IS WHY THEY NEED OUR HELP.  THEY HAVE TO HAVE TIME TO RENEW THEIR MINDS SO SATAN CAN'T STEEL THE WORD FROM THEM.  WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN.




DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR SPIRIT IS SEALED AND IS RIGHT NOW THE SAME AS IT WILL BE THROUGHOUT ETERNITY.  I WILL GIVE YOU THREE VERSES THAT STATES THIS.  EPHESIANS 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  EPHESIANS 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.  2ND CORINTHIANS 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.  HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW THAT YOUR SPIRIT IS SEALED?




SO NOW, REJOICE AND THANK JESUS FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YOU.  TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE A NEW CREATURE.  LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY CAN BE ALSO AND TELL THEM WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PREACHER OR AN EVANGELIST TO TELL THEM OR EVEN LEAD THEM TO ACCEPTING JESUS.  THEY MIGHT NOT LISTEN TO A PREACHER OF AN EVANGELIST BUT THEY JUST MIGHT LISTEN TO YOU.  PLEASE TELL THEM TODAY BECAUSE TOMORROW MIGHT BE TOO LATE.  

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.






"LEARN THE WORD BY DOING IT" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-14

Learn The Word By Doing It




Matthew 26:55 'In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.'





The four gospels refer to Jesus teaching 43 times, preaching 19 times, and preaching and teaching in the same verse, six times. This indicates that Jesus spent twice as much time teaching as He did preaching. Teaching is the basic building block for making disciples. Jesus was making disciples, not just converts.

The Greek word for 'disciple' literally means 'a learner,' and indicates 'learning by endeavor' or what we would call 'on-the-job training.' Jesus said in John 8:31, 'If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.' Anyone who meets this criterion is Jesus' disciple.

'Jailhouse religion,' where a person is only sorry he got caught and is trying to get out of a bad situation, will not produce true discipleship. It takes a forsaking of all to be Jesus' disciple. Jesus wants us to 'count the cost.' It is definitely a commitment.

What the Lord has started in you, He will also continue and complete. That is not to say that your success will be automatic; we have to cooperate with what God is wanting to do in our lives. Our faithfulness may always be suspect, but God's faithfulness is never in question. It is always God's will to continue and complete the good work He began in us.


"CHOSE TO SERVE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-13

Chose To Serve




Matthew 26:51 'And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.'





In Romans chapter one, Paul calls himself a servant of Jesus Christ. Out of the six Greek words for 'servant' used in the New Testament, Paul used one of the most slavish terms possible. The word used in this passage is 'doulos' and comes from the root word 'deo' which means 'bind.' Paul literally speaks of himself as a bondman or slave of Jesus Christ - a slave by free choice; yet owned and purchased by Jesus Christ.

The idea of being a love-slave by choice comes from Old Testament passages such as Exodus 21:2-6 and Deuteronomy 15:12-17. If an Israelite bought a Hebrew slave, he must set him free in the seventh year. However, if the slave loved his master and said, 'I will not go away from thee,' then a hole was to be bored through the lobe of his ear pronouncing him a bond-slave forever.

Jesus is the supreme example of selflessness - He puts others ahead of Himself.

We see clearly from Jesus' example, that the way to exaltation in God's kingdom comes through humility and servanthood to others. Christ's humiliation, displayed in His coming to earth as a man, is not only a lesson in Christology but also an example to all believers of what greatness in God's kingdom entails. Let this attitude of heart, taken from the example of Jesus Christ, continue to motivate all true believers in Jesus Christ.

The Creator became the creation; the Lord became the servant; the Highest became the lowest. All of this was done because of God's great love for us.


"THE POWER OF THE MIND" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2019-11-13
HOW ARE YOU TEMPTED WITH SOMETHING BAD?  IS IT SOMETHING YOU SEE OR HEAR?  WHEN THAT TEMPTATION COMES, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT?  DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?  IF YOU START THINKING ABOUT IT, THAT IS YOUR FIRST PROBLEM.  TEMPTATION STARTS IN THE MIND.  IF YOU DWELL ON IT, IT WILL GROW AND SOMETIMES YOU WILL ACT ON IT AND THAT IS WHEN IT BECOMES SIN.  EVEN IF YOU DON'T PHYSICAL ACT ON IT, JESUS SAYS IN MATTHEW 5:28, "Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."  ALTHOUGH THIS IS ABOUT LUST, IT WOULD BE THE SAME FOR HATE, ENVY, ETC.

 

THE DEVIL WILL PUT EVERY TYPE OF TEMPTATION IN FRONT OF YOU AND IT IS UP TO YOU TO REJECT IT.  IF AN EVIL THOUGHT ENTERS YOUR MIND, GET RID OF IT BEFORE IT MAKES YOU SIN.  IT IS LIKE SOMETHING YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTH.  IF IT IS NOT GOOD, YOU SPIT IT OUT.  TEMPTATION IS THE SAME WAY AND YOU MUST NOT TAKE IT ALL THE WAY IN.  THE DEVIL WILL ALSO LIE TO YOU AND MAKE YOU THINK IT IS OK.  IN JOHN 8:44, JESUS IS TALKING TO THE JEWS AND SAYS "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."  THIS PRETTY MUCH TELL YOU WHAT AND WHO SATAN IS.

 

ONE OTHER THING YOU MUST UNDERSTAND.  THE DEVIL IS THE TEMPTER NOT JESUS.  WHEN JESUS WAS BEING TEMPTED IN THE WILDERNESS, MATTHEW 4:3 SAYS "And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread."  IN FACT, JAMES PUTS IT ANOTHER WAY IN VERSES 1:13 & 14 WHEN HE SAYS  "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed."  IT IS EITHER THE DEVIL OR YOU LETTING IT HAPPEN.  YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT JESUS TEMPTING YOU.

 

I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS AND I KNOW YOU HAVE HEARD ME SAY IT MANY TIMES BUT IT IS TRUE, "YOU CAN'T BE TEMPTED BY SOMETHING YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT".   


 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

'Baba You Too Much’ By UG Frank Gushes Over The Goodness Of God


By Devine Jamz Gospel Network , 2019-11-12
'Baba You Too Much’ By UG Frank Gushes Over The Goodness Of God

MEET UG FRANK


Osarugue Egbon, better known as UG FRANK, is an undeniably blessed gospel artist, and fun fashionista from Benin City, Nigeria. Her single ‘ Baba You Too Much ’ gushes over the goodness of God. The song comes from her new 5-track set of world-class calming music, “ Surrounded .” The album was released October 22, 2019, and is available to stream now.  

UG FRANK , a master’s degree recipient, gave her life over to Christ in 2013, and has since served as worship leader at St. Josephs Chosen Church International, and Winners Chapel International Surrey. UG FRANK aims to transform the lives of God’s people through ministry, praise, & worship. With the release of “Surrounded,” she is more than happy to bless the souls of others. Moreover, God definitely works in mysterious ways. We are all gardeners in God’s garden, meant to manifest & maintain its glory. And in UG FRANK’s case, it was in an encounter with the Lord, that she received the call of duty- to create healing songs of, and for the spirit.

With that said, I’m going to tell you more about what makes this album so affective, and why a deep connection with God is even more.

30 Minutes of Tranquility


Though I like albums that carry a longer running time, there’s simply something special about “Surrounded.” The musical production on this album is versatile with blending genres such as gospel and jazz. Track one, the title track, oozes traditional gospel vibes with its repetitive, relieving lyrics. UG FRANK’s heartwarming vocals on this eight-minute song commands peace, acknowledging the powerful presence of God. It really encourages one to be still, and know that I Am.

Track two, ‘ Shekinnah Glory ,’ celebrates the holiness of God. The song sings “you are holy, holy, holy...” so passionately, and prayerfully. So, I sing along. ‘Shekinnah Glory,’ lyrically reminiscent of Micah Stampley’s ‘ He Loves Me ,’ and Mali Music’s ‘ The Glory of the Lamb ,’ truly affirms the goodness & purposefulness of God. Press play, and feel God’s covering increase. The upbeat melody is indicative of gratitude, and such gratitude carries over to the next track, ‘ Lost in Your Love .’ This song is lush, and it says the Lord’s presence is so warm and wonderful. UG FRANK croons of God’s kindness, and greatness, being all over her.

Which brings me to my favorite on “Surrounded,” the final track ‘ Baba You Too Much ,’ a stunning song about being overcome with the blessings of God, like music by Christine Storm . This song is filled with inspirational lyrics like “Everything I do is blessed. Everywhere I go is blessed.” It’s so beautifully clear, that when we believe, and tell ourselves this on a regular basis, we can’t help but to experience elation.

What Would Jesus Do?


Much like UG FRANK, in good times and bad times, she praises the Lord and all His goodness. She knows, already, what God is capable of. She knows that her life has meaning, and despite any adversity, she must continue on living, like Christ. This new album “Surrounded” is perfectly titled, for God is surrounding me as I dance with joy and appreciation.

Highly Recommended....


We all have precious gifts that make this world a better place. Some teachers, some preachers, some doctors, some cleaners. We’re all witnesses to God’s mighty plan to save souls.

So, of course I’m highly recommending you listen to “ Surrounded ,” and specifically, ‘ Baba You Too Much .’ Be inspired to run this race. Constantly  seek the Lord, and watch his blessing reign down.

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I KNOW THIS IS NOT A PLEASANT SUBJECT TO THINK ABOUT BUT SOMETIMES WE NEED A LITTLE REMINDER ABOUT IMPORTANT THINGS.  IF YOU KNEW YOU HAD ONLY ONE WEEK TO LIVE, WHAT WOULD YOUR LAST WEEK BE LIKE?  WOULD YOU KEEP DOING THE SAME THING AS YOU HAVE BEEN DOING IN THE PAST?  THIS IS NOT A TOO FAR OUT QUESTION.  ACTUALLY WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER WE EVEN HAVE A WEEK.













I THINK THE FIRST THING THAT, I HOPE, MOST PEOPLE WOULD DO IS TO GET RIGHT WITH JESUS.  WE ALL SHOULD ALREADY BE RIGHT WITH HIM BUT IN CASE YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS, I WOULD MAKE SURE.  THE NEXT THING WOULD BE TO TRY TO MAKE SURE OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE RIGHT WITH HIM.  THIS IS ANOTHER THING THAT WE SHOULD ALREADY BE DOING.





1ST THESSALONIANS 5:2 SAYS "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night."  TO ME, DEATH IS A THIEF BECAUSE IT ROBS US OF THE REST OF YOUR LIVES.  PAUL HAD THE RIGHT IDEA WHEN HE SAID IN PHILIPPIANS 1:21 "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."  IF FOR US TO LIVE IS CHRIST, WE SHOULD BE PROCLAIMING HIM WITH EVERY BREATH WE TAKE.  I PRAY THAT I NEVER MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MENTION JESUS TO SOMEONE THAT MIGHT NOT KNOW HIM.



SO, WITH NOT KNOWING WHAT THIS NEXT WEEK WILL BRING, WE SHOULD ALL MAKE A REAL EFFORT TO TELL AS MANY OF OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ABOUT JESUS AS POSSIBLE.  WE MIGHT NOT HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE.  DON'T LET THEM DOWN.



GOD BLESS YOU ALL.




Receive The Ministry Of The Angels




Luke 22:43 'And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.'





We have angels assigned to us. Hebrews 1:14 further reveals that their purpose is to minister to us, on our behalf. In the Old Testament, Psalm 91 teaches on the ministry of angels to God's people.

Some people who have realized this truth have taken it as far as to say that we are suppose to speak to our angels and they will obey our commands. There is no instruction in scripture to do this nor is there any example of that being done. We don't have the intelligence to administer all of the angels.

Many of the angels' protective duties described in Psalm 91 are preventative, and we certainly could not effectively command these activities.

Rather, these angels are dispatched exactly as this verse describes - by looking at the Father's face (Mat. 18:10). God Almighty controls them for us; however, we do have a part to play. Psalm 91 prefaces all of these promises about angels as being for those who dwell in the secret place of the most High. Verse 2 further instructs us to say that the Lord is our refuge and fortress and in Him we trust.

It is the combination of our faith in God and His faithfulness to us that releases the angels on our behalf. If it was solely up to God, His provision would be the same for everyone because of His mercy and grace. However, we have to receive God's grace by faith (Eph. 2:8). As we seek the Lord, become aware of His ministering spirits which were created to minister to us, and speak forth our faith in this area, He will send forth His angels on our behalf.


 
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