It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2

Blood Covenant of God!

We must speak honestly and frankly about God’s purpose, because it is the truth that will set us free from the lies of this world. We should not live in the darkness and with the lies the enemy has told us about ourselves and God. God said His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

The world walks and lives in darkness but God’s people should walk in the light of His word. So many people perish because they do not know who they are or their created purpose. Too many have allowed the world to define their purpose and pursuits. They have fallen into the same trap as the world because they live like the world and not like children of The Most High God and according to His Kingdom.
This world system is going after the minds and hearts of the children and at a staggeringly young age. In earlier years we would read books and see movies about adults in their 30s learning about love and making life choices. Then times changed and they were having young teens learning of love and making life choices. Now we will see very young children being shown in movies and on media screens engaging in language and activities related to intimate relationships.
These tactics are tools used to ensnare the minds of these children before they are capable of understanding the impact and consequences of their actions. Close intimate acts and decisions are too heavy for these young children to shoulder without grave consequences to their own psychological and mental health. Many mature adults have difficulties navigating breakups of relationships that are physical and have mental soul ties and life’s rejections. How much more devastating for teens and young children engaging in such activities without the help of truth and sound counseling?

Many people fail to understand that an intimacy is more than a onetime act but has life impacting repercussions. Intimacy is not something that should be taken lightly and there is much to be said on this covenant that occurs between a man and a woman which is so important to God.

We must teach our children their value as children of the Most High King. They need to know they are in Christ and they are vulnerable as targets of this world system. This world will try to get them to go after a fallen way and forsake God and His Kingdom principles on earth. People have said children do not come with a handbook, but they do. God has given us His word, the Bible, to teach and instruct us and our children in the ways we should go. So few of Christ followers seek after His word and His way that many ends up living like the world and the world has lost sight of God’s kingdom on earth.

Most people are not asking God to direct their path, their lives and for Him to lead them. They are not seeking His word. God tells us ask Him and keep on asking until it be given, to seek Him and keep on seeking until we find Him; to knock and keep on knocking until the door is opened. Faith keeps going until it has the victory. Yet this fallen world system is trying to trap the minds of our young people into giving up and believing there is no hope, there is no help and that there is no God.

We must live our lives as Disciples of Christ in such a way that people will see the God in us and that His kingdom culture is real. Our lives should be a testimony that God is real. That He is actively involved in the lives of those who trust Him and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. This is not to say we will not have challenges, problems and concerns but to know that God will be with us in it all.

God is a faithful God and we live in a The Blood Covenant of God that has been purchased by Jesus Christ. Jesus shed His blood and we are now joint heirs with Christ. Our lives should reflect God’s kingdom power, His joy, His peace and His mercy and His love for all mankind.

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The Bible is the one book of documented history that tells all, the good, the bad and the ugly. The Bible tells of the creation in the beginning of time of how God created the heavens and the earth and all that exists and He made time, space and matter. Life began as a beautiful love story of God the Creator and His love for His creation. Mankind was created in His image to reflect His love in the world He created and gave to them.

Life as it was created was destroyed by the deceiver and the authority of this world system was transferred to the deceiver, the father of lies, and the enemy of God. Evil began to reign over God’s creation and systems of lies, deceit and destruction became the method of operation in the world. Mankind lost their God given authority to rule and their ability to discern with spiritual wisdom. They no longer had the Spirit of God in them to show them God’s way. People were living in darkness and influenced by evil until Jesus came and brought God’s kingdom upon the earth.

We are now living in a time that measures most things by the measuring stick of economics, the ruling majority and social media. Society used to be concerned with truth and honor and about doing what was right morally with a standard of loyalty, commitment and honesty. These qualities have been replaced with getting ahead, making a profit, and with social and financial status. We can no longer trust people to heed to a code of conduct that will influence them to do the right thing. Most people will only have regard for the bottom line, revenue, status and influence.

We have allowed our children to sit before media screens or look at cell phones, which displays all types of deceitful lies about our world and who they should strive to be. This is a time when bullying is causing children and young people to take their lives and give up on the precious gift of the life God has given them. This is a sad state of affairs when strangers and people who have no vested interest in the lives of our children, can speak and influence them to a point of despair, so much so, that they are willing to take their own lives.

Parents have lost sight of their created purpose to train up their children in the way they should go. So when the world comes in and tries to steal, kill and destroy them, they do not have the truth of God’s word in them to dispel the lies of the enemy. In these times it seems even the parents fail to realize their primary role, purpose and function is to lead, guide and instill in their children the love, purpose and the design God has intended for them. Many people have allowed the norm of social media and the lies of this world to turn their focus on selfish, self-indulgences. They often do not take time to direct and esteem their children. Children have been labeled a financial burden to their parents or a nuisance by this world system and many people have fallen into that mindset; that trap of not recognizing and appreciating this wonderful gift from God.

This is why it is so important to understand and know where we get our information from, especially the information that tries to define us, our children and our communities. We can be trained by the lies of this world or the truth of God’s word.

Psalm 127: 3-5 Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates. NLT

God’s word is a stark difference from what the world system says about children. It is no wonder so many children do not have a good understanding of who they are or their purpose. The world is constantly telling them they are a bother to their family and worthless to society.

God has called children a gift and a reward from Him. If people valued their children as much as we value our 401K and our investment streams, we would take more time to instruct and lead them in the word of God and in the wisdom of God. When children are grounded and rooted in the love of God the enemy will not be successful in trying to kill and steal their lives. They can be like trees planted by the rivers of waters and not be moved by the storms. This is not to say they will not experience storms but like the house built on the Rock, they will weather the storm and will remain standing.

Jesus came to earth and payed all sin debt and through faith in Christ we are restored back into the family of God. Then we see the two world systems vying for our time, attention and obedience; the kingdom of God and this fallen world system of death and destruction. We must choose to believe God and trust His word. Then talk to our children about the love of God and choices they will face in life. We are to instruct them on how this world system will try to deceive them and tell them they are worthless but God has called them His Beloved, created in His Image for His glory. Let it be God our Creator, who defines us. Let God be the one who tells us who we are and tell our children they are a child of the Most High King, the apple of His eye and created in His love to be love.

Love is the most powerful force in the universe and the most misunderstood and distorted truth. If we want to know what is important to God, look at what His enemy has attacked relentlessly and ferociously. We will find mankind at the top of this list and their created purpose, which is to be and show the love of God in the earth.

When we grasp even a fraction of the depth of God’s love for us and His abundant Grace and Mercy we are able to rest in His love and that frees us to love others well. True love, God’s love thrust us into a life that gives and serves others. The spirit of Love is a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness for all we have received from God because of Jesus and for who He is and for all He has done for us. Love overflows and spills out with joy and delight from our inner spirit, the Holy Spirit, to those around us. Love transforms a life; love renews a life to see things differently, to think differently and to act differently. True love, the love of God gives of itself. God so loved the world that He gave, His best for the ones He loved. God gave Jesus the Son whom He loves to save creation which, He loved and had lost in a rebellious act of sin.

Love is patient; God sent Jesus thousands of years after the fall of mankind, at God’s appointed time, to save the world. God’s plan of salvation is offered to all who believe and accept Christ by faith. God did not fly off the handle in a whirlwind of emotions at the fall of mankind or first sign of trouble, as we tend to do. Love waited and gave all mankind an opportunity to repent, to change their mindset and the way they were thinking so to turn from the rebellious direction they were going.

God’s love and grace towards us is what drives us to love and serve others. With such an awesome display of love and grace displayed by God toward us this empowers us to show His Amazing love and grace to others. Love is something we have within but will inevitably spill out and overflow to those around us. That is the power of love, it cannot be contained.

Love; the true gospel of God transforms us internally so that we are at peace with our past, our struggles and those around us. Love enables us to turn from the idols that we made in our own hearts. The love of God, the gospel of God allows us to love and engage those who are different. We become no longer self-centered but God focused. God’s love gives us the power to die to self and propels us into action for the kingdom‘s sake and we are no longer satisfied with this carnal life of self-gratification that engulfs this fallen world system.

We are transformed into the Kingdom of God by the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s original purpose for all mankind is reborn within us. That is the gospel, dying to the old selfish self and being born again in the newness and likeness of Christ. Though we are born as babes with all the failings of a child we mature into adults, the Image of Christ. This is when we begin to make disciples and pray God’s will be done in us, in our home, family, community and society. Knowing His will is far greater than our own will and desires.

When we pray for God’s kingdom to come and His will be done we are acknowledging Jesus as our Sovereign Lord and for Him to reign in our hearts and of those around us. And that we live in accordance to God’s heavenly principles on earth. We are not just waiting to go to heaven when we die, we are living in God’s kingdom and bringing the light of God’s love, Grace and Mercy on earth where we live. We can begin loving our neighbors because the love of God in us compels us to die to our selfishness and to be concerned for others and to want the best for them.

The power of God’s love impels us to serve others and it is no longer a duty or drudgery. It becomes a natural outpouring of the love that is inside us. If love is not flowing naturally from us we must examine our hearts and seek The One who is love and ask Him to let His love flow through us. His love allows us to get our eyes off self and seek God’s will to be done in us so that Jesus will be glorified in our lives and in our actions. The love of God renews our heart but it will also change our desires to seek the best for others and their relationship with Jesus as their Saviour and Lord.

To demonstrate the love of God we must know the love of God and this is revealed in His word. We must know scripture so that we are able to interpret life through God’s truth and make application based on His word and not our experiences. Without knowing the word of God people will give advice and speak useless rhetoric from what they have been taught through life in this fallen world system. People will spew out the venom of what their society and life has taught them, rather than the truth of God’s word. It is only in God’s word that we can truly have life. God’s word is truth and it is life.

Jesus came and was our example. He showed us how to live a life with family and friends and before God. Jesus showed his disciples the way to live by living with them and by being the person and living the life He wanted them to live. It was not enough for Jesus to speak spiritual things to those around Him He had to live the life of a God centered person in a fallen world, with fallen people. Jesus knows our actions define who we are. We live by what we do daily and what we do every day is who we are and who we will become.

Jesus demonstrated a life of prayer. He often prayed before His disciples allowing them to see Him talk with God, His Father. The disciples were able to see where Jesus received His strength and comfort and that prayer was the secret to Jesus’ success and power. Jesus did not force His disciples to pray He kept praying before them until they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Jesus then gave them in a very elementary way what to say and how to pray. Sometimes it is necessary to give people small and very specific steps to take. We may think because a person has been in church for years or because they are elderly, they have certain knowledge but this is not so. Jesus gave these disciples, these grown men exactly what to say. Jesus wanted the disciples to grasp the importance and the meaning of prayer; because it is only through prayer things are changed.

We have the Holy Spirit living in us to bring to our remembrance the word of God. Therefore, it is necessary to know God’s word in order to remember it. Some people want to just regurgitate what they have heard others say in a sermon or a talk. Reading and knowing God’s word with a personal interaction between us and God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, is how we know truth. We read scriptures which, reflects to us the image of God and who we are in Him. When we know the word of God then it can become the authority of what we say and pronounce about life and ourselves. We will know the truth by the word of God and the confirmation of the Holy Spirit in us.

Jesus demonstrated that our ultimate concern should be for the souls of mankind. The ultimate purpose or the original purpose of God has not changed; that mankind would replenish the earth with life that reflects the Glory of God on the earth. Our lives must reveal the spiritual truth of God’s word and show that we can live a life in God’s love. It is only by the love we have for others, even at the cost of self, that we can demonstrate God’s kingdom reigns on earth and in our hearts, in our lives, in our homes and in our communities. If the things of this world, money, riches, or self-preservation, take precedent over the love of God for the lost, then Jesus is not Lord of that life.

Remember, Jesus showed us how to become the message and to do what needed to be done. Jesus recognized the need in every person to know God, because they were created by Him and for Him. It is love that draws people to God and love can only be displayed through faith. It is faith in God that causes us to love others even when it is against our own nature to do so. Love inspires people to be open to salvation. When people see true acts of love and kindness in the face of hate and diversity, people will know there is a difference in the world’s way and God’s people. It is this difference that will cause others to decide that they want their lives to be transformed into people for God’s kingdom of life and love.

Jesus was always before His disciples and the people teaching them about God and His kingdom by the life He lived. The things we say and do daily demonstrate what we believe about Christ. Jesus told the disciples many would say Jesus was Lord but only the true believers will take action to show He is Lord in their daily walk. Those who feed the hungry, visit the sick, those in jail and help the poor, they will demonstrate Jesus as Lord.
Jesus demonstrated with His life just as we must demonstrate with our lives the word of God works. It is relevant to life today.

Remember, we are constantly demonstrating to our children and those around us about our faith, trust and love for God by how we treat others. Jesus lived as an example and may we live as an example for others. We are learning and teaching everyday by the things we do and say. We may not be perfect but when we learn better, we should do better. Our lives are a reflection of who God is in us; follow me as I follow Christ. We are God’s exhibit.

God’s love for us is greater than we could ever imagine. It is hard for us to believe that God who is so great, so awesome and so holy could love us in our depraved and fallen state. No matter how much we try to clean ourselves or make ourselves good on the outside, we all remember who we were before God saved us. Our past choices which lead to disappointments, failures and disgraces are things we regret and yet God knows them all and He still loves us.
We sometimes find it hard to forgive ourselves so we think it is impossible for God to forgive us and love us. Yet, God does, He loves us so much that He gave His most treasured possession, His Son Jesus, to redeem us and place us back into the family of God. No greater love can anyone have than a love that gives its life for a loved one. This is a love that is so rarely understood in this day and age because we have been taught and trained that love is about self. We tend to become self-absorbed and self-centered.

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend. NIV

There was a time when people took their commitment to their families and friends seriously, because the Bible was taught to them in their schools, homes, churches and community. Now the moral compass of most societies has lost its sense of true north or the true meaning of truth, love and commitment. It has been replaced with a self-preservation mentality, the thought of getting all one can get because everyone is for themselves.

Love is the highest command we have been given. It is also the most valued possession we have to give, the gift of love. Jesus is love personified, incarnate, and living in the flesh. There is no greater love than a love that will lay down its life for the one they love. This is the love Jesus expressed and set as an example for us to follow, to love others as He has loved us. Love transforms us from being preoccupied with self, being self-centered and self-focused, to being concerned for others. Love allows us to die to self and become focused on the one we love. True love or God like love causes us to be willing to sacrifice our self for the good of others.

We live in a time where the true meaning of love has been usurped, misappropriated and stolen by this world system to be associated with a temporary feeling of self-gratification or a fuzzy emotion that can be turned on and off at will. Loves’ true meaning is obedience to the supreme call of God to love others well no matter the cost to us. This is a true self-sacrifice. God so loved every person that would be born into this world that God gave His best, His Beloved Son, to redeem us and bring us back to Himself. While we were still in the rebellious act of treason against God and in the very state of sin, God’s love for us would not leave us in our depravity.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. NIV

Jesus became the Supreme Sacrifice for all mankind forever so that we may have access to the love of God as an act of our will through faith in the completed work of Christ Jesus. God’s love saw our need for a Saviour and knew we could not do it on our own so He sent Jesus to save us from ourselves and this fallen world system. God’s love for us as created individuals would still give us the choice to come to Him or reject Him. Forced obedience is not true love. God could have made us robots and demanded our obedience but true love allows the freedom of choice. This is God’s love magnified, in allowing us to choose to love Him or walk away. Though His love is forever and His hand is out stretched to receive us it is our choice and God will respect our individual will.

Many of us go desperately looking for love in all the wrong places trying to satisfy fallen and false perceptions of love. Love is not something we go looking for it is something we are. We are created to be the reflection of God’s love on the earth. It is not something we seek after it is who we are when we have the Holy Spirit living in us. The highest expression of love is giving one’s self away for the ones we love by putting others before self. Just as Jesus gave Himself as a ransom for many that we may experience the love of God and His abundant life. We too can be an expression of God’s love when we pray for others and experience His love.

True love does not ask what it will receive as an expression of love but seeks to give so to express its best to the one that is love. True love gives its best for the one they love. True love is an act of one’s will as a decision to spend one’s self for the one they love. Love is an act of kindness and generosity to those who are loved.

God knows the thought that He think toward us, thought of Peace and not evil, to give us hope in our latter end and that we will call upon God and pray to Him and He will listen. The truth of God’s word is the light that dispels darkness and the lies we have been told. Jesus came and His first public message was repent-change the way you think! We no longer have to live in bondage to the lies of this world system because Jesus brought a new way of living; the kingdom of God is now on earth.

Jeremiah 29:11 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 hope and a future. NIV

The strategy of this fallen world system has not changed from the beginning when mankind believed a lie rather and the truth of God their creator. When we hear the story of Adam and Eve it is puzzling that they would listen, believe and eventually act on the lies they were told. They had been walking with God, seeing the majestic world and all God had created in its unaltered state. How could they listen to the lies of a stranger and not obey God? Easy, if we listen to a lie long enough we will began to believe it and our hearts will turn from the truth.

The tongue is a pen of a ready writer that writes on the hearts of mankind. The whole world and all that ***exist was made with words, God’s words. The whole world fell with words, the words of Satan. Jesus came and redeems the lives of all mankind. We can now live by the power of the Holy Spirit which is given through the word of God. We write on our hearts and the hearts of our children with words and the stories of our lives. We speak of who we are and what we will accomplish all through the power of the words we speak and believe in our hearts.

Psalm 45:1 My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. NIV

We all have a choice, to believe God’s word or the words of this fallen world system. Jesus said the kingdom of God is here, He came that we might have life abundantly and that we are more than conquerors because we are kings and priests before God. But there is another word that comes from the father of lies and Jesus tells us he has come to kill, steal and destroy the people created in the image of God. There are two systems operating in the world, the kingdom of God and the lies of a fallen world system which is under the influence of sin.

Words are important, what we say about ourselves and others affect the way we think and influence our actions toward others. We must consider our thoughts and who we allow to speak into our lives and influence our belief system. This fallen world system has been rooted into the very fiber of all mankind. We are all born into it naturally and we are schooled in the culture and the belief that every person is for themselves. That self-preservation is man’s first principle and everything else is secondary. From the time we are born into this world we are set on the track of getting and doing for self and for some people at the expense of others no matter the cost. Unless we are born again into the kingdom of God, we will stay in the rat race of this fallen world system and if we die without Christ we will spend eternity without God.

The truth and the saving Grace of Jesus starts with God’s word, God so loved His people that God Himself came to save us. God came to seek and to save the lost, all mankind. We all have sinned, we all have gone astray from the truth of God and yet, God did not leave us to ourselves. Jesus came and exchanged His life for ours and brought with Him a new world system. The kingdom of God has come to earth is the foundation of our hope, belief and faith in God’s unfailing love for us.

We must choose to believe in a love that sacrifices all so that we would be saved. All our lives we were told we were worthless and insignificant and now the God of all creation shows His love at the cross of Jesus. God purchased those whom the world says are nothing and have no value, because He loves. Faith comes by hearing the word of God it appears to be odd and different because we had not heard it before. But God’s word is spirit and truth, it grows in the heart and soul of those who receive and believe it.

Not everyone who hears God’s word receives it as truth. This is the choice every person has as an act of their “will” to accept or reject the truth of God’s word. The seed of God’s word may be sown but it is the decision of that person as to whether they will receive the word of truth by faith.

When we saturate our mind with God’s thoughts we can begin to see the vision God has for us. When we see ourselves as God sees us we can have visions of a better future and our plans will assist us in accomplishing the things God has placed in our hearts. The fight is won or lost in the mind and battle is for our thoughts to line up with the word of God. God has planted in every person a chance to win because we all were created in His image and our spirit comes from God. But the choice and the act of the will is the privilege of all mankind given by God.

We are to use our God given mind to think on the things of God and use our tongue to be the pen of a ready writer to write the love, hope and grace of God in our hearts. Only with the truth of God’s word can we dispel the lies the world says to us and about us. In faith of God’s unfailing love for us are we able to stand in the midst of adversity in hope and we realizing we have a future, because of the thoughts and plans God has for us.

Dreams, visions and imagination are God given tools of the soul that transcend us from the drudgery of our present reality and our everyday monotony, to having peace in our present situation and hope for our future. God has made us in three parts; body, soul and spirit. Most people tend to pay so much attention to the body, ensuring it has all it needs and wants that they sometimes lose sight of the needs of the soul and spirit. We become so engrossed in obtaining the basics, food, clothing and shelter for the body that we lose sight of and are remiss in the things of the soul and spirit.

Our soul is motivated by hope and the expectations we have in God’s purpose and plans for our lives. God’s purpose has never changed. We were created to have dominion over our circumstances and to replenish the earth with God’s glory. God’s glory is Who He is, God’s glory is love, and therefore our purpose is to reflect the love of God in all we do. With hope in God’s word we can change what we have been taught by this world system about who we are and how we live our lives. God’s word changes our thoughts and our expectations that we are no longer tethered to the shackles this world has placed on us. With hope we dare to believe we can live a different life than the one society, our families and this fallen world has assigned to us.

Romans 5: 1-5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

This fallen world system has sought to entrap all mankind; their body, through slavery and addictions, their soul through the lack of knowledge and the oppression of truth. Their spirit is dead and in darkness and ignorance to the light of Christ and His Salvation. When we allow our God given dreams and visions to inspire us and give us hope of a future, our imagination can take us to a place of belief that there is more, we can do more, we can be more, and this belief leads to faith. Faith believes that God can and He will do what He has promised in our lives.

Belief says God has done it before and He can do it again and faith says He will do it again, for me! Faith believes in the love God has for us. A love so strong that nothing we do can ever stop His love. A love so faithful He would never leave us alone. Though we may go through difficulties and hardships, we will survive because God is making a way. We may go through some troubles and struggles and yet, we will flourish if we do not faint, because He will never leave us nor forsake us.

We see the visible trials and look at the struggles but they are only temporary and God instructs us to look at the things that are not seen. Use your imagination to see what He says about us, to see what He has promised so that your hope will help you endure these temporary trials, which will only display your true beliefs. God has planted in us dreams and visions of the eternal life and His love for us.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

We are to use our God given imagination to see past the natural situation and with hope expect to see the undying, endless, never ceasing love that God has for us. Though we may sit in darkness and our life appears to have gone up in flames and ashes, our Hope is in the Almighty God. God is able to raise the dead and breathe life into what was once lost. Our Hope must be in God. He is faithful even when we are not.

We can dream and imagine our future with Hope and great expectation of what God is doing on our behalf based on His word and not in some vain folktale that was designed to keep people trapped. Though we may not understand it, our faith rises in knowing God is The Master Engineer, The Orchestrator. He is in every detail, situation and circumstance and He is working all things for our good and His glory.

We must keep our eyes on the hope of His calling and His love for us. Knowing the truth of His love for us enables us to stand in the time of trials and hardships. For example it is in the testing of a metal that proves its authenticity and worth. So it is in the testing of our faith, through trials and adversity that displays our true convictions and beliefs. We should understand the testing of our faith is imperative and necessary. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith is only displayed in this process of testing

Remember it is our God given hopes, dreams and visions of our future that we determine and create for ourselves that allows us to stand in faith and trust the love of God for us.

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