Good News Message
- “Yet in ALL things we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us.” Romans 8:37
Hello, Beloveds of God.Life has problems that we have to deal with sometimes but, the truth is, we have no problems in this life that we have to deal with alone if we have asked Jesus into our Lives. For as He says in His Word, “Yet in ALL THINGS we are more than conquerors through HIM who loves us.” No matter what may present itself for us to handle, we are more than conquerors through Jesus, and we shall handle it with Christ, as we look to Him, and follow Him through it all.He says, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depths, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8: 38-39) That Love is in us and sees us through any and all situations.Remember this always, the Lord is with us. He tells us in His Word, “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man, and God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (1 Cor. 10:13)He says, “When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone…” (James 1:13)Let us always be aware that the enemy will try to use life affairs to tempt us in a multitude of ways. So, more importantly, we must also know that God is in us and will not allow us to fall into that which is wrong or bad for us if we keep Him in front with us – if we never forget that He is always IN us. It is when we want something we should not have, or when we just ignore that He is with us every step of the way that we make errors. Let there be no day when this happens. Instead, ask for wisdom to stay aligned with His purpose for our lives.You are so greatly Loved by Him.Poppa B.Continue reading →
- “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are Yes in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
Hello Beloveds of God,“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 a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)When we believe we have the same favor and blessings that our Lord Jesus has, a whole new world opens to us. A world where All of God’s promises are “Yes” and “Amen” in Christ Jesus. As His Word says through the great Apostle Paul:“But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No”… but in Christ Jesus it has always been “Yes.” For no matter how many promises God has made; they are “Yes” in Christ… Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come.” (2 Corinthians 1:18-21)Have a wonderful day in Christ Jesus, my Friends. Jesus said, “Everything is possible for Him who Believes,” (Mark 9:23). So when we Believe in Christ Jesus, the King of Kings, when we walk in Faith in Him that ALL things are possible by Him; we are highly favored, greatly blessed, and deeply loved by our Lord. Expect only the best as you walk with Him side by side as we journey on. “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are Yes in Christ.” He has great and wonderful plans for you.Poppa B.Continue reading →
- “These are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:10
Hello my Friends,The Apostle Paul was a man that came under the influence of our Lord in a true, and beautiful way. He was on the way to hunt and possibly put to death those who claimed Jesus was the true Messiah when he had a “time of revelation.” If you have not read it, or if it has been a while since you read it, please do so in the Book of Acts, chapters 9 and 13. What a tremendous story of a man called by our God of Love to bring us the “Good News.”As he says in his first letter to the Corinthians, “And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence of human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power; so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”So it is with us as we begin to tell others about the Love of Christ for them. We tell the “Good News” of His love for us in our words and in our actions inspired by Spirit.As Paul writes on, he tells of God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit. He writes, “We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” – the things God has prepared for those who love Him – these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.’The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own Spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” Paul goes on to say, “But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2: 1-16)The Word tells us we have the mind of Christ that comes into us when we accept Him as Lord and Savior. We do not have the full understanding of it, but we grow as we go. We do not try to instruct Spirit for we know He teaches us in loving kindness. We know His Holy Spirit is forever showing us ‘the way’ and, as we continue to follow it, we continue to grow and become in the process. Let us be fully aware of the fact that the mind of Christ is in us – teaching, showing the way to what is right, and helping us to think what we really want to as we bring forth the truth and love of our Lord to those in our life. Let us use this truth in all things and in all ways. How blessed we are to have this truth provided by Spirit.Poppa B.Continue reading →
- Jesus is the True Bread of Life from Heaven. Jesus is the Completed work of our Father of Love for us. John 6Hello Loves,As we see recorded in the Gospels, Jesus fed thousands with five small barley loaves, and two small fish. I love the faith He exhibited to His Disciples as one of His Disciples, Andrew, told him the 5 small loaves, and 2 small fish was the only food available since they were far out into the country. He said unto His Team, “Have the people sit down.” He intended to feed them with what He had, and this He did. The Word says there was over 5,000 men, plus their families, on that occasion. There may have been over 10,000 total people to feed, but He said, “Have them sit down” and He fed them all to the point they wanted no more. There were baskets of food left over which the Lord had them collect for later because there was so much.After the supper of miracles that night His Disciples crossed the lake to Capernaum. Jesus was not with them, but they witnessed the Lord walking on the water toward them as they rowed in a boat to cross the lake. As He walked on the waves of water, He showed Himself to be totally above the natural needs of mankind.After the thousands had been fed they realized Jesus and His Team had left and gone to Capernaum. Many followed them. As they came to Him He said, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for Me not because you saw the signs I performed, but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life which the Son of Man will give you. For on Him God has placed His seal of approval.” Then they asked Him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent.” (John 6:28-29)Father God has completed the work of Salvation in and through Christ Jesus and with everything He did for us. In Christ He has sent us the True Bread on which to live and live abundantly. A blessed and abundant life is ours as we Believe in the One our Father God of Love has sent. The Bible is full of the promises that are ours as we Believe and Receive into our hearts the True Gift of Jesus our Messiah. Let us live the Abundant Life of Love in that truth. When time permits, look up Deuteronomy 28:1-14 to see a vast list of those promises.Poppa B.Continue reading →
- Jesus said, “Everything is possible for One who Believes.” Mark 9:23
Hello Beloveds of GodRecently I have been reading a chapter a night in the Gospels again. Having read them several times over the years since giving my heart to Jesus, our Savior and Messiah, in 1969, I never cease to be amazed at all of the beautiful miracles our Lord performed in the short time He walked as a man here on earth. He made the statement that “Everything is possible for One who Believes”, and illustrated it time and time again.Changing water into aged wine was beautiful, but minor as we read about the many things He did after that. Feeding over 5,000 men plus their families who were with them with 5 small loaves, and 2 small fish was huge in terms of the number of people touched, but small when compared to raising a person from the dead who had been dead several days. He gave sight to blind people who had been born blind, delivered others from evil ones who possessed them, and the list goes on and on. He proved again and again that when He said, “Everything is possible for One who believes,” this is exactly what He meant. Just as when He said, “Don’t be afraid, just Believe” (Mark 5:36), this is exactly what He meant. When we are faced with something we don’t understand, He asks us to not be afraid, “Just Believe.” Believe that the One who is in you, and over all things, and all people, has the power and the authority to do what must be done for us to live the life we are called here to live. As we believe His Word, and believe in His Love, we will find ourselves doing things we never dreamed we would do or see. We shall find ourselves calling out for things it will take a miracle of Jehovah to bring forth; some of it He will do through us.Someone said, “When we Believe in the King of Kings; when we walk in faith in Him that ALL things are possible by Him, we become highly favored, greatly blessed, and deeply loved and begin to ask for great things to come into our lives to share with others that before we gave no thought to. He said ASK; He said BELIEVE; He said RECEIVE. And these things shall be done for you. You are the vessel with which He can, and will, bless the many in your life as you Believe. You are blessed to be a blessing. Let it be so.Poppa B.Continue reading →
- “Give, and it will be given to you.” Luke 6:38
Hello Beloveds of God.Jesus taught us about life, and about living it abundantly – to the Full. (John 10:10) One of the things He taught was to be open with what we have been given in life. To be blessed by what we are given, and be a blessing to others as we share that blessing. We must always remember that we do not earn anything to keep, and to bless others wherever we can, with what we are given, brings a joy beyond description into our lives.Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)The Lord is teaching us that as we give something to others, and to situations, and issues with the right motivation – and that motivation is the Love we have received from our God of Love – that whatever we give will come back to us. Not only will it come back, but it will come back “running over” into our laps, into our lives. That which we give may be something material, or spiritual. Something of the flesh, something of the Spirit. The Lord did not say what to give to, He simply said, “Give, and it will be given to you.”It is clear our God of Love is a Giver. The Word says in (John 3:16) “For God so loved the world that He Gave His only begotten Son that whosoever shall believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” He gave us His greatest treasure to believe in, to invite into our lives, and live life abundantly in. He wants for us the greatest of all things. He wants for us to live in the greatest of all Love: the Love of Jesus Christ, of our Abba Father, and the Amazing Holy Spirit. He wants for us to Give Him all that we are in return; a fair trade. He said, “Give, and it will be given to you.” He is a Giver. He wants us to be as He is.As we give, lives are touched, beginning with ours. Our Lord does not tell us what to give, or how much to give. He has simply asked us to give, and gave us a promise of what He would do and give as we give. A wonderful promise of Love from our God of Love. Let us live abundantly each day in that Love , as we share it joyfully.Poppa B.Continue reading →
- “His faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:5
Hello Beloveds of God.As we open our eyes and begin each day, how wonderful it is to know “who we are” when we have asked Christ Jesus into our hearts, and lives.When we were children, how exciting it was to wake up to a very special day like Christmas. We were excited, because we were expecting some nice things to happen, and some wonderful surprises to come. We knew that those who cared for us always wanted a great day for us, and would have a wonderful day planned to make that happen. It is still the same for those who love the Lord, and trust Him to make every day a great day. He wants every day to be filled with good things, for that is who He is. That is His name.I believe Psalm 100 brings the truth of wonderful thoughts as we awake each day. It says:“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness, come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God, it is He who made us, and we are His; we are HIs people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and HIs courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is GOOD, and His Love endures forever, His faithfulness continues through all generations.”It is normal to go to bed with things on our mind that bother us, and then wake up with those ‘bothering things’ still hanging around our mind. But that is not how the Lord wants us to live. He tells again, and again, “not to worry.” He tells us to expect Good Things to come into our lives each day because each day is special. He is with our every breath, and our every step, and has prepared the day for our fellowship, and growth. His faithfulness continues through all generations, and through each wonderful day as we live in His beautiful Love. So let us roll out of bed each day expecting wonderful things as we journey with Him in His Goodness, just like Christmas morning.You are Abundantly Loved, sweet children of God Almighty, God of Love. Live in His Divine Love and share it as the opportunities come.Poppa BContinue reading →
- Wisdom. Know there are Two Kinds of Wisdom. (James 3)
Hello Precious Beloveds of our God of Love.We are all on an exciting journey. Each day is special. Each day has purpose. As The Word says in Acts 17: 24-31, we are alive right now because this is our appointed time to live in this world. We are living exactly where our Lord wants us to live because He has specific things He wants us to do. Again, each day is very special, each day has purpose. The Word tells us in these verses that we are His Offspring. We represent Him to those in the world as we are journeying through.To live as The Lord wants us to, and show His Love to all, we must seek, and be very open to His leading and His beautiful Wisdom at all times. As the Holy Spirit said in James 3,“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from Wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the Wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.” (James 3: 13-18)To have and use the Wisdom that comes from heaven, is to seek it, speak it, and walk in it daily. As we seek it, speak it, walk in it, and apply it, Wisdom becomes one with us. There are indeed two kinds of wisdom, but we become the Wisdom that comes from heaven as we receive it, and share it daily. Wisdom from heaven will change hearts and minds and direct this journey in the right way to a harvest of righteousness for us and for those in our lives.Let us have a wonderful day every day as we receive and share heavenly wisdom. It is ours as we Ask for it. Ask and receive. Love you So, Brothers and Sisters.Poppa BContinue reading →
- “From the Fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled.” Proverbs 18: 20-21
Greetings of Love to you, Brothers and Sisters in our Lord of Love. We all know there is a time of sowing, and a time to reap what we have sown. Are we sowing Good Seed?Growing up on the farm gave me an opportunity to understand sowing, and reaping, and what needed to be done between the two. First we had to have good seed to plant. We planted, but we did not just wait until the crop was ready to be harvested, and then go do it. We worked the needs of the crop. That involved weeding, or plowing the land, or putting out things that would protect the crop, always doing whatever was necessary until it was time to enjoy the harvest. A great lesson of life to always remember. We must always protect what we sow to make it into something very good to reap. That is product, words, wisdom, action, all important things.Our Pearl of Wisdom today, Proverbs 18, talks about WORDS, and the abundant harvest that can come if words are spoken properly. Good words are good seeds to sow. The Word says: “From the fruit of their mouth, a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest from their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18: 20-21There is ‘power’ in the tongue. Remember, The Lord is the spoken Word. He has put amazing and wonderful power in our tongue as we speak. It can turn things to good, or it can turn things to not good. Just as we always knew there was the potential for a great crop when we planted, we knew we had to be on top of what needed to be done to have the crop we desired. So it is with the tongue – the fruit of the mouth comes from the tongue, and we have to always be careful to use it wisely. When we do, and as we do, good shall come. This takes planning, and thinking, and looking at needs, and lots of prayer. If bad rains came, or if the right amount came, or if little rain came, each presented a different need. So it is with the tongue, we must meet different needs as we see them come. We must gauge circumstances and always be aware of the power of life and death that is in us, and use it in words of love as we speak in attempts to help. As we do, great and wonderful things are produced from those words. We are filled within by the divine Love that is produced, and those to whom we speak are filled with it as well. As the Word says, “From their mouth a person’s stomach is filled, and SATISFIED.” So is the one to whom we speak. What a marvelous gift we are given to use every day.Blessings and Love upon you, and all those in your life, precious Brothers and Sisters. Let us bring forth satisfying fruit to those in our lives every day with good words.Love you So.Poppa B.
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
Hello, my Brothers and Sisters. May you always remember who you are in Christ Jesus; and that you are dearly, and unconditionally loved, God’s Beloveds.When we trust someone, we may not always understand what they are doing, but we know without question, we can trust them for they have proven themselves. So it is with our Lord of Love. We know He is trustworthy, and that He loves us unconditionally, we can therefore trust in Him with all our heart whether we understand what is happening or not.Continue reading →As for instance: we received the message yesterday that our Grand Son’s Fiance has tested positive for the Covid Virus. She went to a Girlfriend’s “get together” on Friday, was with our Grandson Dace on Saturday; he was with us on Easter Sunday, and then back to her house on Sunday night, and Monday. She was confirmed positive on Monday. Obviously, with the history of the Virus as we know it, she could be positive or negative on the next test. In the meantime, we are all going through the steps necessary when there has been a positive test result. Therefore, we are asking for Your prayers for complete healing and for us to have the wisdom to do what needs to be done.The Lord is always with us as we Believe in Him, Trust in Him, and Love Him unconditionally, and ASK for what we need. The Word says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; revere the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” Proverbs 3: 5-8So, we Trust the Word of our Lord with all our heart, we Ask Him for all of our needs to be met, and walk in Expectation that they will be met as we live and do our best for Him. Sometimes our prayer requests are answered as we would want, and sometimes they are answered in ways we do not understand. But this we can always trust in – they WILL be answered, and they will be answered in ways that will bring what we need in our lives. On this truth we can rely, in Peace.Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your Love. We are praying for each of you, and those who are in your life for your every need. May there be the Peace in your life that only His Presence and your trust in Him can bring.Poppa B.
May you be “Encouraged, and “Strengthened”, and “United”, God’s Beloveds, as we Lift up Christ Jesus, Glorify the Father, and Magnify the Holy Spirit.