Breaking Bread with Bishop Houston
2 Timothy 2:3
Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus..
Praise the Lord Beloved!!! 😀
You know, we all have had our share of suffering, it’s unavoidable.As long as you’re alive you’ll come face to face with suffering. Sure, we’ve been transformed from our old immoral character, and there’s nothing Satan can do to reverse that, but he “IS’ going to challenge you on it every chance he gets.
So Beloved, don’t be surprised when things get rough. There’ll be times when you must stand firmly on your faith, when you’ll have to speak and act as though what God says is true even when you can’t feel it or see it happening around you. There’ll be times when everything looks awful. That’s when you must endure suffering as a good soldier.
You know Beloved, there are so many people who hear about the word of faith, about healing or prosperity and they think, Hey!!! I’m going to try that!!! Then when the suffering or hard times come, they give up and give in
Beloved, let me caution you, living by faith “IS NOT” something you try. It’s a lifestyle!!! You do it when things get tough. You do it when it’s easy. You do it all the time because you’re not doing it just to get in on the benefits. You’re doing it because you believe what Hebrews11:6 says.
Beloved, things may get a little rough at times somebody may say or do something you don’t like, but I guarantee you, you’ll always come out on top if you endure suffering as a good soldier. If you refuse to get weak and fall off, “YOU WILL” have the victory!!! 😀
Beloved, the only defeated Christian is the one who quits!!!
“To God Be the Glory”
Beloved, many have lost their focus on the real reason for the season.
Have you? Today’s Message is a 2 part series entitled: Jesus Is The Reason For The Season, or Is He? Part 1″
Praise the Lord Beloved!!! 😀
It is Friday and another weekend is upon us.
Praise the Lord Beloved!!!
What a beautiful day to serve the Lord.
Today’s Scripture Reading: (Gal. 2:20)
Beloved many Christians are misled because of uneducated teachings or myths.
Jesus died so that you and I might live.
But the question that stands at hand is:
what does it mean “to live”?
Some people have taught that Jesus died for us so that we could enjoy “the good life.” I’m speaking of the American dream of having peace, prosperity, and a healthy family. But that’s not why Jesus offered up his life for you.
Other people believe that “living for Jesus” means being a good, moral person. You keep your nose clean, stay out of trouble, and obey the laws of the land. While those may be good things, they aren’t the reason Jesus came to die. Jesus died and rose again so that you and I would, in the power of the Spirit, be able to deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow Him.
Beloved, there are people that believe pretending that everything is OK when it’s not, is right because they don’t bother God.
Some have been taught that Jesus died for us so that we would try our best to deny ourselves and “live for Jesus” in order to earn His love.
Then there are others who believe that they must “live for Jesus” in order to pay Him back for what He has done. They say, “Okay Jesus, You died for me. I’m going to live for You. Then we’ll be even.”
Let me tell you Beloved, our misled processed thoughts completely offend God because it makes a mockery of His love. It’s like saying that God is the kind of person who will only love those who earn it.
Beloved, what kind of love is that?
Beloved, that would be like telling your spouse or partner that you’ll pay them back for every act of love or kindness they show to you. Can you imagine how offended they would be if you tried to do that? (Not to mention the fact that your acts of kindness that you try to pay God back with are like trying to pay off debts with Monopoly money.)
Beloved, Jesus’ death and resurrection were not about providing us with an escape from this world. They were about transforming us into the kind of people who will enjoy eternity with God—just as we were meant to do in the first place.
This is why Paul writes in 2 Cor. 5:15, “Jesus died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who died and was raised for their sake.”
“Have a blessed Wednesday Everyone!!!”