Good News Message
- “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.
- Good FridayHello Brothers and Sisters in the Lord.Today is Good Friday. It is the Friday we celebrate the great Love our Lord Jesus showed unto us as He allowed Himself to be put on a Cross for us and die for us.He sacrificed Himself, He took our place on that Cross that Friday allowing our Father God of Love, to place all of our sins and shortcomings upon Him. He died on that cross and took all of our sins, past present and future to hades where Satan thought victory was his.Sometimes things look like we are done. When the Disciples of Jesus saw Him die, they thought everything He had said was over. They saw Him perform mighty miracles as He fed thousands of people from five small loaves and fishes, as He raised people from the dead, as He stopped storms with words of command, and so many more, yet He was now dead and all that He said and did was now gone they thought.Here is Truth. We can ALWAYS Trust our Almighty God of Love to Always be thinking, and doing, what is for Our Good. It may not seem to be going that way; even Jesus, when He was on the Cross dying for us, when He became all man and had taken all of our sins upon Himself said unto the Holy Father, “My God, my God why have You forsaken me?”, (Matthew 27:46), but we know this was just to show the fear He felt at the moment as a normal man without God, and to show clearly that what He was doing was complete. The Word tells us that all of His fear was removed as the sins of man were burned away from Him, and He went to work where He was in death. He took back the keys of the kingdom that had been stolen from Adam and Eve, He set the captives free, He put Grace to work. As Ephesians says, “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says, “When He ascended on high, He took many captives and gave gifts to His people.” (What does “He ascended mean except that He also descended to the lower earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens in order to fill the whole universe.) Ephesians 4:7-10We know that as they thought Jesus was dead and in the grave, and He was, they did not know He would be working for us while there. As the Almighty went to Him, and gave Him life, He turned hell upside down, took back the keys of the kingdom, set captives free, and went back to Heaven before coming back to earth to turn His dead body into a new and beautiful being. Things looked bad for us on the surface on that Friday, but as the plan evolved on the following Sunday, as Jesus was transformed in body, and position, and displayed Himself to us, and brought all that He brought to ALL of us who believe, I know you will agree it actually was a very Good Friday, as every day is a very Good Day as we live it in our Lord of Love.Happy Easter, Sweet Family. Let us live it in the Truth of what it is. Let us celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior, and rejoice in His Love, and what He has done, and does for us.In His Love,Poppa B.
- “A new command I give you: Love one another.” John 13:34
Hello Beloveds of God.The Lord had been leading and teaching His disciples for several years at the time of this particularly special Passover Festival. They did not know it would be their last time together; that it would later be spoken of as “the Last Supper,” but He was giving them things they would need to know and do, and teaching them non-stop at the Celebration. In John 13:4-17, we are told of Him washing their feet, and encouraging us to do the same so we see that no one is greater than anyone else. He said, “I am who I am. Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts Me, and whoever accepts Me accepts the One who sent Me.” We are never to think, or act as if anyone is beneath or above us. We are to Love each other regardless of stature, or being. As He said, “I Am who I Am,” Jesus put Himself at the Spiritual level of the Holy Father, and the Holy Spirit. We are to Love each other as He loves each of us, putting ourselves on the same level as everyone in the world we are in.Continue reading →Christ spoke much at this last Supper, and He was very specific since time was short for Him. He said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my Disciples; if you love one another.” John 13:34-35.There are several meanings to the one word – LOVE. Much of the Bible was ancient Greek. The Greeks used the word ‘Love’ as “Philia,” meaning friendship Love. They used it as “Eros,” meaning sexual and erotica Love. They used it as “Pragma,” meaning committed, married Love. They used it as “Philautia,” meaning self-Love. They used it as “Stergo,” meaning the Love a parent has for their children, or the Love husbands and wives have for each other. They used the word “Agape,” as God’s Love. They taught and believed “Agape” Love is a Word produced by God. It means it is a Love that creates concern for another’s welfare. It is a sacrificial, unconditional Love. “Agape” is how we are loved by Him, spiritually speaking.Jesus commanded us to “Agape” one another. He said when we do this, everyone will know we are His. When we show concern for another’s welfare, when we display a sacrificial act for someone else, we are showing “Agape” Love. God’s spoken and shown Love for us. Let us live in this Command daily. As we begin our day let us be aware of who we are, and who we represent as we follow His Command at every opportunity.Blessings and Love upon you and all those who are a part of your life each day, Beloveds of God. Let us think, speak, encourage, and display who we are in Agape Love as we live for Him.Poppa B.
- May we ever see and walk in The Path of Life and Joy.
Hello Sweet Children of our Lord of Love.Many things are going on right now, some good and some very bad as we walk in the effects of this horrible virus. It has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands, and while we have healing and relief coming, it continues to wreak horrible things at this time. It is very important that we do the best we can to protect ourselves, and others, as best as we know how, and how we are taught as we travel on. The Most important thing for us to do daily, is to walk closely with our Lord of Love on and in the path of “Life” and Joy. We must maintain our faith and peace in Him daily and fully for ourselves, and to share with others as we journey on. We do this in the Joy and Truth of His Word. We do this in reading and believing, and speaking His Words. We do this as we declare and show who we are in Him. We are the “Apple of His eye.” He delights in us. Let us ever delight in HIM through, and in, His Promises. One of His beautiful promises that I love was spoken and penned by King David. It says:“Lord, You have assigned me my position and my cup; You have made my lot secure. The Boundary Lines have fallen for me in pleasant places: surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me.” (Psalm 16: 5-8)Words of Promise as to who the Lord is and what He does for us every day brings us Peace as we believe. It keeps us on the path of Life and Joy. Let us be ever mindful to put His Word into our mind and heart daily in Some Way. This is where our abundant power flows from. As His Word says in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us Power, and Love, and Self Discipline” This is who we have, this is who we are in HIM. Let us be constantly aware of what our Lord of Love is doing for us with every breath. How greatly Blessed we are.Have a wonderful day in every way, Beloveds of God.. Bring abundant Life and Joy as you live the Word in His grace, and mercy. We will not be perfect, but His Love will be.Love you so very much.Poppa BContinue reading →
- “GOD IS LOVE.” 1 John 4:16Hello Beloveds of our God of Love.
As we know, and see in the Word, “God is Love.” As we know and see in the Word, “For God so loved the world, He gave His one and only Son that whoever Believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. John 3:16 – 17.Our God of Love, sent His Son to save us – His Beloveds. I believe Jesus came into the world in many ways, and in many forms, and for many reasons. We, who follow Him as Jesus, know and live in this Truth about Him, with Him. But there have been, and I believe will be to come, many different ways we shall see Him, hear Him, and be with Him as we go forth.As we look at some of the many ways our God of Love has shown Himself to us, we know how very BIG He is. He said, “I AM THAT I AM.” Let us look at some of the defining names He has given us that reveal this Truth.One of the most beautiful names we know is the name, JEHOVAH. It is God’s formal name. Jesus’ formal name was Yeshua in Hebrew, which translates in English to Joshua. So as we speak His name, be it Jehovah, or Jesus (which means Jehovah saves) in conversation, or request, we are on and in a first name friend to friend loving relationship. We can expect that kind of relationship regardless of the name we use to address Him. Every name always comes back to ‘Our God is Love. Love, true Love’. It is the Peace all of us need, and want, and will have in Him.JEHOVAH, GOD WHO IS WHO HE IS, though not a name most of us use frequently, should be a part of our language. He has given it to us to use in ways at certain times to be specific.Some of those ways are JEHOVAH ELOHIM – HE is the Lord. JEHOVAH JIREH, HE is my Provider. JEHOVAH RAPHA, HE is my Healer. JEHOVAH NISSI, HE is my Banner. JEHOVAH SHALOM, HE is my Peace. JEHOVAH SHAMMAH, the LORD is there – always. JEHOVAH EL SHADDAI, He is The LORD ALMIGHTY. JEHOVAH EL ELYON, HE is the MOST HIGH. Nothing missing, Nothing broken, All is Well.When we know the One who is the MOST HIGH, the LORD ALMIGHTY, who is always there to heal, provide, and to keep us in peace as we call upon Him, we will live in Victory. May we make it so without question as we travel on each day regardless of how it looks, or seems. Victory is ours. For He IS. We Are in Him. We are in His Love. How very blessed we, and all of those who know Him are.There are many more names our Lord of Love has been addressed by as the time and event called for. These are a few that we can learn and walk in faith in. He always wants only the Best for us.HE IS LOVE.Poppa BContinue reading →
- “I AM WHO I AM.” Exodus 3:14
Hello Beloveds of God,I pray you have had a wonderful week as we are putting things back together from the Winter Storm. It was bad, and a lot of people are still in the process of dealing with the results of it. But, it was beautiful for many who have not seen snow like that. Even though It was icy, and dangerous, and so very cold, it was a beautiful time of realizing how wonderful it is to have what we have, and to see the beautiful power of God Almighty. A time to remember that whatever is going on in our lives, the God of Love, the great I AM, is with us when we know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord in our heart. He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is always the Beautiful, and Wonderful I AM.In Exodus, we see our God of Love identify Himself. His people had been in slavery for many years, and of course you know where they were, and why they were in slavery. But they were calling out to God for deliverance even though they did not know Him personally. They had been taught that their God was the great God of Isaac, and of Jacob, and of Abraham, and they worshiped Him in their own way, but they did not have a personal relationship with Him. You know the story of Moses, and the fact that He was a great Prince, but was performing the task of a Shepherd of sheep. He was being prepared to do something that he never dreamed of. This is how it is for each of us.No one is in life at a certain time without reason. We must remember that fact each day; we must remember each of us are here to represent our Lord of Love. We do not know how that is sometimes, but as we keep our hearts open, the Lord will usually reveal it to us. There will be sometimes when we do not even realize what is happening until it happens. When we know Christ Jesus, when we walk in the power and Love of the Holy Spirit we will be blessed to be a blessing and not even realize it. There will be lives lived by those who do not know the Lord, but that He uses to do His work; for reasons they may be shown at a later time. Some of you may have had experiences like that.Always remember He IS WHO HE IS. He is LOVE. We see in Exodus 3:13, when Moses asked Him “what shall I tell them your name is,” He answered in 3:14, “I AM WHO I AM.” He said in 3:15, “This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” It is His announcement of the fact that He IS ALWAYS with us – regardless of the situation, regardless of what we are going through. He is ALWAYS with us in Love. Though we may find ourselves in a storm in the weather, or a storm in our job, or in a storm in our finances, or a storm in a relationship, just keep going, knowing The Lord is with us. Whatever we are going through on our life’s journey shall pass, but we will grow as we go as we trust Him in the process. He said, “I Am the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” As He was with Moses, so He shall be with each of us who ask Him to be. As we go forth in Him, we shall bring His Love to those in our lives. This is His desire. This is why we are here. Many other things will be given to us to do, but receiving and sharing His Love is #1.Blessings and Love upon each of you, and yours, children of God. He said, “I AM WHO I AM.” He is LOVE. Let us let Him make that who we are. Let us show that fact daily in every way.Poppa B.Continue reading →
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.