Staying Focused Among the Chaos

There is so much chaos all around us! From ISIS, to government, business, sports, and many other venues, many if not all seem to be spiraling out of control. In a world that has gone obscene, you and I need to focus on what really matters!

You may ask, what really does matter? The answer is simple: are you fulfilling what your Divine destiny is? You may say, what is that? And I would say, you are on this planet for a purpose! You are valuable! You are unique! The world needs you, but more important His Kingdom needs you.

You may say, but I am too old, or I am too young. No excuse will do. For He has made you in His likeness and image. You have been wonderfully anointed by Him to do a work here in the earth. It is your time, this is your season, the world awaits you!

Decide today to follow Him and let Him show you the most exciting and fulfilling life in the world! His plan for your life is a great! It is full of adventure and faith!  Say yes and launch out! You can do this!!!!!!

Jesus Is the Son

December 2020

Jesus is the Son of God!

No matter what anyone tells you, Jesus is, always has been, and always will be the Son of God! Every one of us, will some day stand before Him. For us believers, it will be a joyful occasion, as He greets us and shows us our rewards in Heaven based on what we did here in the earth to accomphlish His will for our lives. To the unbeliever, it will be a bitter day, as He talks to them about why they did not believe in Him. Their next home will not be Heaven, but will be hell.

Jesus came so that everybody could be saved! John 3:17, For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” But, not all people will be saved! Some have and will reject Him. We must do all we can, to be used by Him to reach people with the “good news” that Jesus is still alive! And that He loves them, died and was rasied from the dead for them!

Hearts are open right now, as the uncertainy in the world, has left many in fear! When tragedy happens, hearts open and need to be shown the love of God! Any heart that is exposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will say “yes” to Jesus! It is up to us this Christmas Season to harvest the souls of men, women, boys, and girls! This is our time to bring in the harvest!

A Miracle Birth that Changed the World

Jesus was born in a manger, to a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and had a destiny that was cemented in His Heavenly Father’s will. Though He was and is a carpenters son, He changed the world because of His Heavenly Father’s purpose, of redeeming back man-kind to Himself!

He is the Savior, Master, Lord, King of Kings, Alpha, Omega, & the Son of all mighty God! He is available to be your advocate, provider, healer, restorer, deliverer, counselor, prince of peace, and anything and everything, you need Him to be for you!

Look to Him to start you on the path, your Heavenly Father has mapped out for you! Look to Him to finish what He has started in your life!

Heaven is cheering you on! Run your race with patience, and with great expectation, that He is going to use you to expand His Kingdom here in the earth! Listen and obey what He says, and shows you to do! His anointings, blessings, and supernatural power await you! Step into His plan for your life, and just like His birth was miraculous, so will be your life! Surrender to Him, and watch Him take you on a great adventure!

Update on the N New Jersey Church

We continue to meet in Ringwood, NJ @ the Skyline Lakes Fire Dept. Christmas Day will mark exactly 2 months we have been holding Prayer/Interest Meetings and Church Services! Glory to God! We have a great “core group” that is growing, as God is assembling a strong group of people to launch a “brand new church” in the Wanaque/Ringwood, Pompton Lakes area of NJ.

Jesus is providing everything we need, as His resources are flowing to us, in a wonderful way! We have stepped into a wonderful flow of His Spirit, and we are seeing His presence so strongly in our services! People who attend are growing in their relationship with God, and are learning more information, as we preach God’s Word! Praise the name of Jesus!

This Sunday will be our last Sunday service in Staten Island, NY. As we close this chapter in our walk with God, we are so excited about the day we come back to Staten Island and NYC, for outreaches and planting churches!

For now, we are laying a strong foundation for a new church in N NJ! The people are excited, we are excited, and with much anticipation, we are expecting God to continue to bless all we are doing in this season of “preparation.”

We just had our first Christmas Luncheon this past  Sunday! It was well attended, and we all enjoyed spending more time together. The food was great, the fellowship was greater! No one wanted to leave! This is the start of something very “special” from the heart of God, that we are seeing expand and grow! He is providing all we need, as we continue to follow Him.

Please pray for us, as we move ahead with God in this exciting time in our ministry’s life! God is and has been so good to us! All of the honor, praise, and glory goes to Him! Jesus is Lord over N NJ!

For Such A Time As This

November 2020

We are in a season of uncertainty, that brings with it the challenge to the Body of Christ, of showing an anti-God world, the love of Jesus Christ! I am praying that you seize the opportunity to “share” your faith, with those who do not believe like you do.

Who else is going to reach “them” if we don’t? God has put us on this planet, for “such a time as this,” in order to change the Divine destiny of people. Be open to “new opportunities that He gives you to reach the unreachable, to change the beliefs of the unbelievable, and to save those who looked to be unsavable.

Update on the North Jersey Services

Since our last newsletter, we have had two Prayer/Interest Meetings in the Wanaque/Ringwood area of north NJ! Our first meeting went extremely well. We had 17 people attend, who are excited about a “new church” in that area!

They were active in asking questions, and listened intently to our speaking about the vision, mission, and purpose of the “new church.” Collectively as a group, we prayed for North Jersey, and the surrounding area! It was a powerful time of declaring God’s will and standing on His Word for a “great move of His Spirit” in the region.

We were extremely excited about the offering that came in this “initial” meeting! We believe that “where God guides He provides.” Seeing this happen in this first meeting, was a real encouragement to us!

Last week we had our second Prayer/Interest Meeting in the same facility in the Ringwood area! Again, we had a wonderful turn out, with 13 attending (we know of 5 who were unable to attend). As we worshiped God, prayed, and listened to a prophetic word that came forth, God’s anointing came in to the room in such a strong way! I preached on “It’s a New Season.”

People were ministered to, and healing came for those who needed it! Praise God! How wonderful and sweet was His presence! Once, again, the offering was really good, and we have even seen people who live in other states, give towards this “new work,” in north NJ.

Our next Church Service in North NJ will be tomorrow morning @ 10:00 am, @ Skyline Lakes Fire Dept. If you are in the area, we would love to see you! If you are not in the region, please pray for us, and consider giving a financial seed towards this wonderful new work God is doing at this time!

You may be wondering, what we will do with our Staten Island meetings? We have one meeting on Nov. 22nd, and two in Dec. on the 6th & 20th. The Dec. 20th meeting will be our last in Staten Island for this season. We will be announcing this, at the Nov. 22nd Staten Island meeting.

We are so “thankful” for all that God has done in Staten Island over the past several years. We have seen people saved, healed, restored, and delivered by the power & presence of God! We rejoice and believe, that His fruit will remain. Please pray for our Staten Island friends! God will take them from here and to the place He has for them in the future.

The “new” church in North NJ, once it is established, will go back into Staten Island and NYC as a part of our “outreach” ministry! So, we will not forget about the people there. We will go back and minister once again to them.

A New Assignment From God

October 2020

Ever since I gave my heart to the Lord (Feb. 4th, 1979) I have endeavored to obey God and His direction for my life! I have made a few mistakes along the way, but I have never made a mistake in regards to His assignments He has given me over the years.

Is that because I am so great? Absolutely not! It is because the Holy Spirit is great and He never makes a mistake! As long as we follow Him, He directs us in the way we are to go!

I followed His direction in leaving being a college baseball coach and attending Rhema Bible Training Center in 1983-1984. I followed His direction to work at Oral Robert’s University for two years (1984-1985). I followed Him to work at Victory Christian Center from 1985-2013. I then was directed to move to NJ and start holding meetings in Staten Island, which we have done for several years.

With that being said, God spoke to me 3 years ago, about being the next Pastor at a certain church in northern NJ in the Wanaque/Ringwood area! I was shocked when I heard that word from God, and told Him I would not try to make that happen, but He would have to bring it to pass!

I only told my wife Kim, what God had spoken! I continued to honor the Pastors in that area, as well as their staff! Finally, last month the Pastor called me and we discussed what God had spoken to me about possibly taking over that church.

The Pastor shared with me his ideas, and then a few days later, he told his members that it was time for them to go find another church, as they were going to shut down the current church, and sale the building. Through a process of time, it was obvious that taking over the current church was not going to work out.

But God knew the direction He had for me and Kim! He reminded us that the church is not a building but it is “the people.” We have been very diligent is walking in integrity and doing things right morally, ethically, and Biblically!

My spiritual advisors agreed, that based on the Word God had spoken to me and the Pastor’s actions,  we were free to proceed with starting the process of pioneering a brand-new church in the Wanaque/Ringwood area of northern NJ.

So, today I am announcing that Kim and I are having our first Prayer/Interest Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 25th, at the Skyline Lakes Fire Dept., 67 Edgewood Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456, at 4:00 pm.

If you are in the area, we would love to meet you and share the vision, purpose, mission, of this brand-new, life giving church. We will discuss the role of the future members of the church, the role of the future Pastoral Staff, and our roles as the Pastors!

We will worship, pray, and hear what God is saying in regards to this new church! It will be exciting to be right in the middle of what God wants to do in the Wanaque/Ringwood NJ area!

This new church, will reach the community, the nation, and the nations with the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! In these unusual times, we believe God is raising up the local church to bring salvation, healing, restoration, and deliverance to His people in the earth!

If you do not live in the area, we would ask you to pray in regards to this “new church plant.” And please consider planting a financial seed towards this new, life-giving church.

Kim and I are excited about this new direction in our ministry life that is now unfolding. Let me encourage you, God has a plan for your life as well. Spend time talking and listening to God! He will direct your steps and lead you to the place of destiny for your life! You can trust Him!

I have attached a flyer to this email! Feel free to pass it on to your friends, family, and others who may live in the Wanaque/Ringwood area! We appreciate you standing with us, as we continue to follow God’s direction for our lives!

Change

September 2020

This little word is powerful! By itself, it has changed nations, cities, country sides, people, governments, and so much more. The word itself according to Webster means, “to make different in some particular; to make radically different; to give a different position, course, or direction.”

What is God talking to you about in your life that needs to change? Whatever that is, obey Him! When God asks us to change, it is for our benefit! We will get better, as we follow Him! Our life, will reap greater blessings, as we follow Jesus!

There are times in our lives, when God wants us to start something new! In order to start something new, you may have to cut off the old! Cutting off the old can be difficult. Many times our emotions are tied to the old. When we drag our old emotions into the new, it becomes “baggage.” No one likes to have baggage hanging around. So, let go of the old, and go to the “new” change that God is speaking to you about!

Victory Through Change

Many times, when we are facing adversity, the Word of God gives us a way to bring about the change we need! When the doctor gives you a report that is not good, God’s Word says you are healed by the stripes of Jesus. Then you have to make a decision, who are you going to believe, the doctor or God?

Your decision can mean the difference of life or death! Remember, God has given the medical profession the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding on many things that will help keep our bodies healthy. But there can come a time, when you have to fully stand on His Word and follow Him with your faith!

The key, is to make sure God is part of the change, He is asking you to make. If He is, then He will lead you to victory through the change! Remember, following God is always a blessing! Be determined to hear His voice, and to obey His directives for your life! He sees what you do not see!

He will never lead you to a place of torment, but He may lead you to places that can be challenging! But through the challenges, He will bring you out into a place of provision, fulfillment, and you will help expand the Kingdom of God! Be willing to say “yes” to any change God is asking you to make! You and the world will benefit from it!

God Wants You to Increase

August 2020

God’s will for your life is to see every area increase, with the presence and power of God! Whatever God is involved with, grows, and has life in it. If you have an area in your life that is not growing, it’s time to make some adjustments and get back in giving some attention to that area. Apply the Word of God, and watch the change and growth that occurs.

As you are increased by God, look to bless other people by planting seed into their lives. As you step into an expectancy to God bringing His increase to you, you will be able to bless others and testify to His goodness.

A Testimony from Today

Today, I was preaching on the “Anointing of Increase.” After the service, a man came up to me, and placed some money in my front shirt pocket. He said this was for us, to use to buy lunch with.

The pastor took us to lunch, with his wife and 3 other people, besides us. So, there were 7 of us at the table. We all enjoyed some great Mexican food. I told the waitress to bring me the bill. She went and totaled the bill and brought it to me. It came to $80 and some cents.

I gave her a $100 bill (which the man put in my pocket) and told her to keep the change for her tip (we found out she is a math teacher at the high school and works at the restaurant part time). She said, “are you sure?” I said yes, and then I said, here take my credit card and give yourself another $20 for a tip.

She looked stunned, but did it. When she brought me the credit card receipt, for the additional tip, she was thankful and in shock. She is not used to receiving a $40 tip on a $80 meal.

Why would I do that? Because God prompted me to! In order to be a believer who prospers, there are 3 things you need to do: tithe, give offerings, and give when the Holy Ghost prompts you to. My $40 tip, was directly by God’s Spirit, He wanted to bless her!

If He Can Get it Through You, He Can Get it To You!

God is looking for those He can trust with His resources, so He can distribute them to His people! That $100 the man gave me for lunch, was used exactly for what he desired it to be used for, every penny. Then I was prompted to add to it! See yourself as a distribution center!

God knows better than we do, what we need. By my allowing the $100 to pass from me, to the restaurant, to the waitress, I was able to bless 6 other people with a great lunch, and take care of the waitress.

Can God trust you with His finances and resources? Do you need more money for your life? In my obedience today, I have put our ministry in position to receive a large harvest from the seed we just planted! What have you planted lately?

You cannot out give God! But you can, put yourself in a position to receive a large harvest that repeats itself over and over again.

So, let me encourage you today. No matter where your life is at, think about planting more seed into the lives of people, God prompts you to give to. Tithe to your local church, give offerings to other ministries/individuals as He directs, and follow His promptings to give to others as He directs.

Obeying God in your giving, will open up God’s financial system to you, that will meet all of your needs, as you help meet the needs of other people. Obedience is better than sacrifice! Enjoy the life of being a “giver” and watch God prosper you above all you can ask or think. 

Rise Up America

July 2020

There is a battle raging for the soul of America! The devil has declared war on our nation! We (the Church) must rise up and defeat satan at every turn. We cannot allow him to take any part of our nation away from us!

When the church goes silent, satan advances his kingdom in our nation. We must come together, and unify in our spirits and in our works, to destroy the works of satan, just like Jesus did!

Acts 10:38, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him!”

God has anointed us with the same Spirit He anointed His Son Jesus Christ with! The anointing destroys the bondages of the enemy, and releases the power of God to once again permeate our nation!

We must remember, that God is with us! It is time for us to boldly declare that Jesus is Lord over America! That Jesus is the Saviour of America! That Jesus is God of America ! If we don’t do this, satan will steal our nation away from us.

Will you rise up with me and others in the Body of Christ, and allow God to be seen and heard in our nation? Will you confront the enemy and say “no” to socialist, Marxist ideas that are trying to permeate our nation? Enough is enough! Let God arise, and His enemies scatter.

God Always Wins

God has never lost a battle, scuffle, or war to satan. He has always, will always, and continues to defeat satan and the kingdom of darkness!

Watching professional athletes, movie stars, government officials, educators, the news media, voicing how America needs to be drastically changed, is an insult to all of us who call Jesus Lord! If it was so bad, why don’t these people move to Venezuela, where socialism has taken over and destroyed what was once one of the most prosperous nations in the world?

No, they will not move away from the nation that has made them rich! They just want to be heard, and create some verbiage that is popular today with a “few” people in order to “look” good! They are so ungrateful towards America! The nation that gave them the freedom to become wealthy, they want to destroy? Think again!

The Bible warned us of a day, when evil would be called good, and good would be called evil. We are now living in such a time!

Choose this day, who you will serve? Will you serve God, or serve satan? Will you stand boldly with and for Jesus, or will you bow your knee to the oppressor? Will you stand strong in and with God, or will you cowardly bow to the pressures of the 2 percent? What side will you stand on?

But God!

April 2020

Let me be the first to say, that we need to use God’s wisdom in these unusual times. But using God’s wisdom, is not operating in fear! Instead, it is being led by His Spirit and His Word! These two forces, will never lead you into danger, and will never take you to a place of sickness or disease! Never! That’s good news!

Proverbs 3:1-6, “My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; 2 For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, 4 And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”

Notice, it says that we will live long on the earth and we will live in peace! It also says, we will live in the favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. When we walk fearlessly with the Lord, the world notices. All of this comes by keeping His direction, or His written and spoken Word to us.

As we trust God during these trying times, and don’t try to figure things out ourselves, but acknowledge Jesus, He will direct our steps! In other words, listen to, obey the commands of Jesus, and we will navigate through difficult times in a way that brings honor to God!

The coronavirus does not lead us! The virus does not direct our lives. The Spirit and Word of God continue to do that for us!

Life Has Changed but Jesus Has Not

Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today and forever.” Jesus never does change but we do! We can change each and every day, and become more like Him! What would Jesus do today, if He lived in our world? Would He shelter in place and never go out? Would He keep His mouth shut, and leave people alone? Would He go into hiding to protect Himself?

Of course not, He would be moving in the world, telling people about His Heavenly Father and demonstrating His love, grace, and mercy to a frightened world! His assignment would not have changed, but His audience would have. Many frightened, worried, and terrorized people, would find hope, faith, and encouragement by His Words!

This is what we should be doing today, as His Church! We are the Body of Christ! It is time for us to stand up and declare His love, grace, and mercy to an unbelieving world! Our assignment has not changed, only our methods. We must reach the people during these unusual times with the Word and Spirit of almighty God!!

Not Much has Changed for the Believer (Us)

You know, for the believer, who is full of the Spirit and Word of God, not much has changed for us! We are still praying, believing, being led by His Spirit and Word, preaching, teaching, and healing the sick!

We are still going into the world as He leads us. He still is going before us. He is still watching over us! He is still protecting us and providing for us. He is still bringing the miracles, signs, and wonders into our lives when we need them. Not much has changed for us!

My wife and I are not living in lack! God is and has provided everything we need! When we need toilet paper, He leads us to it! When we need bottled water, He leads us to it! When we need food, it is provided for us! When we need favor with man, we have it! When we need to see loved ones, He makes a way!

So, be encouraged! God has not changed! There is no reason for you to live in fear! There is no reason for you to stay a prisoner in your own home! There is no reason for you to live in lack! There is no reason for you to go without!

Why? Because Jesus is still Alive! He is Risen! He loves you! Receive His love today, and walk fearlessly with Him in a world that is in fear!

Remember 2 Timothy 1:7, “for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” You have a sound mind! Say that to yourself until you believe it! You do not operate in fear, but in the power of your faith in God! You operate in the love of God, that never fails!

God is for you, who can be against you? No, not ever the coronavirus!

You have the victory over the coronavirus because 1 John 4:4 is true, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

2020 The Year to Plant Seed

January 2020

2020 The Year to Plant Seed

The Lord dropped this into my spirit as the Word for 2020 for me and I believe the Body of Christ! It is such an exciting Word! Whenever God says to plant seed, that means there will follow a watering season that brings a season of harvest! Wow! This year, purpose to plant your seed for whatever you need!

God created the first seed! Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Why did He do that? He planted a seed to create the Heavens and the Earth because He wanted fellowship! In other words, God was lonely! Can you believe that, God can get lonely!

So, when He created the Heavens and the Earth, he knew we were coming! He knew you and I would be alive today! He knew, we would need food, shelter, oxygen, clothing, transportation, and money!

He created the plant and herb kingdom. He created the animal kingdom. He created the waters and all the living creatures of the water. He created the birds. He then created man to have dominion, to replenish, to guard, to take care of, and to watch over the Garden of Eden.

He created light for day and darkness for night! He created the stars, planets, and wonders! In other words, He created our calendar! He knew we would need to order our day, by using time! Creating time was for us, since God does not operate in time! He operates in eternity, where there is no time!   

How did He create? By speaking! We too can create by speaking God’s Word into and over our lives! Nothing is impossible with us, because we serve a miracle working God! All of His creation, He commanded to be fruitful and multiply for us.

He demonstrated how to create seed, plant seed, water seed, and harvest seed! When we follow His example, we too can create! This is probably the greatest gift He has ever given us, next to the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus!

Notice in Genesis, every seed produces after its own kind! An apple does not become a orange. A dog does not become a cat. Everything in God produces after its own kind, including man.

A man and woman must come together to produce another human being. Two men cannot produce a baby. Two women cannot produce a baby. But a man and a woman can!!

God’s Five Commandments to Us

In Genesis 1:26-30, “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so.”

God told us to do 5 things;

  1. Take dominion over all of His creation
  2. Be fruitful
  3. Multiply
  4. Fill the earth
  5. Subdue the earth

Let me encourage you, take the authority He has given you, plant seed, water seed, and harvest seed! Since He said to me, “This year plant seed,” that means He has a great harvest in store for you!

If you need more love, plant a seed of love in someone else’s life! If you need more time, plant some of your time in someone else’s life. If you need money/resources, plant money/resources in someone else’s life. Whatever you need, plant that seed in someone else’s life and watch your life soar!! If you need to be healed, pray and plant seeds of healing in someone else’s life! It will return to you every time! All you have to do is BELIEVE!!

You cannot out give God! Everything God creates grows! Grow your faith by planting seeds of faith, expecting God to bring you the increase! You are destined for abundance! Believe that God is a life-giver and watch your life increase now!

Who Do We Follow?

June 2020

Life right now is full of surprises! These unusual times we are living in, is giving us an opportunity to decide who are we going to follow? Do we follow the words and actions of a younger generation? Do we follow the traditions of the past in our nation? Do we forge to a new way of living? Do we go back to the way of life before the virus came? Do we follow the news media? Do we follow the Supreme Court?

These and many more questions are coming to us today! The world is trying to tell us how to act, speak, who to interact with, and what is right or wrong. With people occupying parts of cities, trying to intimidate city governments, defacing our historical sites and statues, looting, rioting, and hating anyone who disagrees with them, now is the time for us, the true believers, to stand up and witness to a lost and dying world, the love of God!

God’s Love Never Fails

1 Corinthians 13:8, “Love never fails.” That’s right. The love of God never fails. So, in the midst of ungodly people doing ungodly things, we need to show them, the true love of God! That does not mean we roll over for them and act like what they are doing is right! We do not coward down to them. But when we encounter them, we give them the facts about God and what He desires for them to do.

Remember 1 John 4:4, “…greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” The greater One lives on the inside of you! So, let the greater One be seen by an unbelieving world.

I John 4:5-8, “They are of the world: therefore, speak they of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

So those who are going/doing things against the will of God, the world (news media, unbelievers) hears them. The world pays attention to them. The world tells us Christians to bow out knees to them! The world tries to take our rights to worship away from us, while they do not obey their own biased rules and regulations. The world tries to impose their lifestyles on us!

Since we are of God, because God is in us, those who have God in them, hear us. Our words resonate with each other as believers. But those who are not believers, who are not born-again, do not hear us. Because of the greater One who lives inside of us, we know the difference between truth and error, they do not!

The Enemy’s Weapon is Fear

1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” Those who are full of fear, cannot operate in the love of God, while they are in fear. So, they cannot distinguish between truth and error. They are deceived into thinking, that they are right, and the rest of the world that does not believe like them is wrong. Their tactic to change the minds of others is intimidation!

In this day and time, as a Christian, if you can be intimidated, you will be. I choose not to be intimidated! I choose to stand up to the devil, and speak the will of God, no matter what he is saying to me! I also choose to show this unbelieving world, what the true love of God looks like! How about you?

Fear brings torment with it! Those who are tormented are not walking in the love of God! Torment leads to unrest, which can lead to violence and destruction. The devil hates America and is trying to destroy our nation! Wake up all Christians! Our freedoms are at stake. Wake up, unite, and speak to this wave of evil and denounce it with the Word of God!

Show the destructors, that God’s love is greater than them! Tell them, that they are loved! Speak to them, that Jesus loves them, that He died for them, and that He was raised from the dead, so that their sins could be forgotten. That they could be redeemed back to God!

Let’s tell them and show them, that Jesus is Lord over America, the world, and desires for them to be a part of the family of God! If we do this God’s way, we will see God’s results.

Yes, our nation has some issues we need to deal with. But it is time for us as a nation, to be led by God, not evil people! Let God arise and every one of His enemies’ scatter!

Let me encourage you to follow God, which means to follow Jesus! Jesus will never disappoint you. Never forget, Jesus loves you!

Get Rid of the Grime/Dirt

May 2020

Recently, a friend of ours, who has a house here at the Jersey Shore, told me, that on his next visit he was going to bring his power washer to do some work around his house. I asked him if I could borrow his power washer when he was done, because I had some cleaning I wanted to do on our sidewalks, patio, and concrete walkway. He said sure and brought over the power washer. He also showed me how to use it.

I had never used a power washer before, so I started out very slowly. Soon, I really got the hang of it. I started up our sidewalk towards our patio, and wow what a difference the power washer was making. It completely cleaned the sidewalk and concrete down to the original color. The grime and dirt that came off of the concrete was black. And to think what we had been walking on was pretty gross.

When I started cleaning off the pavers Kim and I had installed ourselves for our patio furniture, again, we were amazed at how much grime came off and how clean the pavers now looked. There had been moss that had started growing between the pavers, and that powerful washer got rid of all of it. The back sidewalk had the same results. I even power washed our mats in front of our doors, and found the one for the back door had a bunch of moss growing on it, I had never seen before.

Everything looked so clean and bright. It was so hard to imagine, what the real concrete looked like after it was cleaned. So fresh looking! Amazing, is another word to describe the transformation our concrete and pavers went through.

The last step I had to take, once everything was finished, was to pour some polymeric sand, on the pavers (between the pieces) and in the cracks between the concrete pours. I had to use a broom, to make sure the sand went down into the cracks and filled up the space between each paver and each concrete pour.

Once that was done, all I had left to do was gently water in the sand. It did not take long to do that. The next day, when I checked the pavers and concrete, the sand had hardened, and now the job was done. It looked so wonderful, and to think, just a few hours earlier, it was so full of grime and dirt.

Your New Norm

I said all of that to say this, God has a new norm for you! Being stuck inside your house, during these unusual times, for some people, has been very difficult! For others, it has been refreshing! And for even others, it has been devastating! No matter how it has been for you, God has a new norm for your life now!

Allow His Spirit, to hover over you and your life! Allow Him to start blasting away at the grime/dirt that may have accumulated upon your life, even unknown to you! Allow Him to peel back that grime/dirt and clean you up with a mighty move of His Spirit and His Word!

We often hear, let God clean you up from the inside out, and that is good! But how about allowing Him to clean you up from the outside in. You may not see the grime/dirt that has collected in your life and upon you! But He does!

He will not only clean you up, but He will put all of the reinforcements that are needed, to fill the cracks that are in your life! And then, He will pour His anointing and water your life with His Spirit; so that the move of His Spirit, that has filled the cracks in your life, strengthens you, as He pulls together everything you need, to be successful in this life.

You will then be even in a better position, to accomplish His purposes for your life! Those purposes will be a blessing to other people as well. So, give Him free access to every area of your life, and watch your life become more beautiful than ever before. Others will notice, and be drawn to you, and then you will be able to tell them, about the great God that you serve!