Jesus Work!

1 John 3 v 8 Jesus destroys devils work

I love that verse!  What was the work of Jesus?  To destroy the devil’s work, that’s what!  You know, that evil work of sin and death the devil started way back in the Garden of Eden!

“We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.  We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true.  And we are in him who is true–even in his Son Jesus Christ.  He is the true God and eternal life.”

1 John 5:19-20

Yes, this whole world is under the control of the evil one, which is satan or lucifer (I refuse to capitalize his name).  But Jesus destroyed the devil’s work and He overcame the world!  Jesus is the true God and eternal life!  That is the best news ever in the whole world!

“He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning.  The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”

1 John 3:8

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”

Jesus speaking in John 16:33

Broken chain freedom

Guess what?  When you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you overcome the world too!  The evil one has no hold on you anymore and you are no longer under his control!  Jesus destroys the work of the devil in your life and gives you His new life in return!  I know what it is like to live under the control of the evil one, and all he ever tried to do was make me his slave and kill me!  I rebuke him in the Name of Jesus!  Hallelujah!!!

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Jesus speaking in John 10:10

So, what is the devil’s work?  To steal, kill, and destroy!  That is his mission 24/7 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays!  You can’t tell me you don’t feel it, right?  We can all sense and see his evil work wherever we live.  Terrorism, depression, suicide, murder, war, disease, suffering–pick one.  I have been on this earth for four decades, and I had enough of seeing the devil’s trail of destruction a long time ago!  I think in the times we are living in it is pretty obvious the evil one is real–he has his work running rampant in our streets and he is not hiding much anymore!  Yes, he is real!  We have an enemy and he is violent.  The devil wants our lives ruined, and he wants to destroy us all!  That is why he “prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).  That is his number one job!

Do not despair, I have great news!  The evil one has already been defeated by the Blood Jesus shed for the whole world when He died on that cross!  The evil one knows he is defeated.  That is why he is angry and he wants to take as many people as possible down with him.  Don’t let him!  Get the victory in Christ and be victorious in your life!  That freedom is right here at your finger tips every single day!  Grab it while you still have breath in your lungs!

Luke 23 v 42 43

Have you had enough of the devil’s work?!  Do you want to tell depression to go away?  Would you like to rebuke his dirty work away from your life and be free from it?!  Would you like some of that Jesus work in your life for having life and having it to the full?!  You can have all of that and more!  He can do that for you just like He did for me!

Jesus finished His work when He died for the forgiveness of the whole world.  When you know Him, the work of the devil in this world and the devil himself has no hold on you!  Jesus starts doing a new work in your life, so you can have life to the full!

“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.”  With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”

John 19:30

It is finished folks!  He paid for our sins in full and defeated the evil one at the cross.  Anyone who believes in Jesus has overcome the world and is no longer under the control of the evil one!  Before I accepted Christ, I thought the Bible was a joke.  Then in January of 1992 when I was in 8th grade my family moved into a house possessed by a demon, and I wasn’t laughing anymore.  We had to confront and live with real evil for four years and it was no joke!  Yes, the evil one is real!  So is Jesus and Jesus Christ rebuked that darkness out of our lives and I will forever praise Him for releasing me and my family from the grip of the evil one!  Jesus is Lord!  He is King of kings and Lord of lords, and He has set us free!

He is waiting for you with open arms!

Grace and peace to you!

Romans 116

P.S.

If you would like to learn more about the supernatural events I have lived through and how I came to know Jesus, I would love to send you a free copy of my eBook “One Man’s Very Strange Supernatural Life.”  Just contact me through my blog, and I will email you a free copy directly from Amazon!  God bless you all!

Do you want to know what happens to the evil one at the end of the Bible in Revelation.  Well, here is the short version:

White horse verse

 

 

Forgiveness for All

Ephesians 4 v 32 heart

I have great news for you today!  Jesus offers everyone in the whole world forgiveness for any and all sins we have committed!  That is a freedom you can truly rest in!  If you have not received His forgiveness yet, I pray you do that today!  Today is the day of salvation!  I also have a great TobyMac song for you on this fine Friday!  God bless you all!

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:9

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

2 Peter 3:9

“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.”

John 3:16

We all need forgiveness folks.  None of us are without sin, and if you are honest with yourself, then you know that is true.  Give those sins to Jesus in exchange for the free gift of eternal forgiveness today!  You do not need to carry those burdens any longer!

Romans 3 v 23 & 24

I hope you all receive that precious free gift from God!

Please enjoy one of my all time favorite TobyMac songs on this fine day the Lord has made!  He even features Lecrae on this song, which I love!  Enjoy!

Forgiveness

Grace, peace, and forgiveness to you all in the Name of Jesus!

TobyMac forgiveness quote

Acts 4 verse 12

Trash Day

No record of wrong

Today is Thursday, and that means trash day in our neighborhood.  I took out the trash this morning and I am glad it is gone!  I figured since today is trash day, it would be a good day to throw out all of our past regrets, mistakes, and sins too!  Many of us beat ourselves up over things we have done wrong in the past.  Myself included!  The Bible is clear that love keeps no record of wrongs in 1 Corinthians 13, so we should not be keeping a record of wrongs on ourselves either!  Repentance=forgiveness=freedom!

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails…”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Jesus cleans our past, so our sins are as white as snow.  Since we know God is love (1 John 4:16) and love keeps no record of wrongs, then God keeps no record of wrongs on those who have trusted in Jesus for their salvation!  We are clean in His eyes through Jesus, and that promise is for every person on earth!

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.  And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”

2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Not counting men’s sins against them!  That is fantastic news!  I pray everyone in the whole world receives that precious gift from God!

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Hebrews 8:12

Remember them no more!  Take that record of wrongs and throw it in the trash today!  Thank you Jesus for the freedom you give us!  Hallelujah!

Grace and peace to you all!

Romans 5 v 8

 

 

Brothers Reconciled Quickly!

Proverbs 27 v 17 iron sharpens iron

I want to share some very good news!  The Lord has squashed the disagreement I had with my good brother in Christ, and we are reconciled in the love and forgiveness of Jesus!  Folks, that is how true brothers in Christ love each other.  I respect this brother very much and I am very happy and encouraged that we are okay now!  I love you brother, thank you for your kind words of encouragement!

It is okay to disagree with each other.  The Bible says we only become sharper through the friction of what I call “strong fellowship.”  I already feel sharper and better for it.  I am just really pumped that the evil one never has a hold on us and he can’t keep good brothers down!  We are victorious in the Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Hallelujah!!!

Hey, listen, we are real brothers and we had a pretty good brother fight!  It’s all good!  I have a younger sister, but my friends and I sure would go at it when we were kids!  I remember plenty times rolling around on the ground wrestling it out or hitting each other with sticks!  It got nuts sometimes!  Don’t worry, I won’t wrestle or hit any of you with sticks.  My point is that real trusted brothers disagree sometimes and sometimes we have to engage in strong fellowship to work it out, and that is okay…as long as we do what my brother and I did–forgive and move forward in love.  Boom!  Jesus is Lord and He reigns up in here!  That’s how real brothers in Christ do it!

I hope you read this tonight brother!  Grace and peace to you!  You will always be my brother!

Forgive and love each other folks!  Grace and peace to you all!

Ryan

Proverbs 27 v 5 & 6

I am not a prophet, & I don’t have any fancy titles or phrases

IMGP1429

I just want to make it very clear to everyone in the whole world that I have never in my life claimed to be a prophet and I don’t have any fancy titles and I don’t use fancy phrases.  I never went to seminary, and I am not a pastor.  I have served Jesus since October of 1996 and I’m just me.  I did receive four years of training in the Bible, discipleship, and evangelism through Campus Crusade for Christ when I was in college (’96-2000), and that solid foundation of training has been a blessing in preaching the Gospel and ministering to people in need.  I am currently medically unemployed due to Celiac Disease and I don’t pretend to be anybody.  I am nothing.  Just dust and breath.  A sinner saved by grace, and nothing more.  I don’t pretend to be anything.  I received salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  Freely I have received, freely I give.  If you would like to read my testimony, please click the link below.

Heart Poured Out

I have been open and honest about who I am and who I was before I knew Jesus.  I have never hidden my “true nature” from anyone.  I have been honest about my sinful nature and how God saved me.  From the day I started this blog, I have been straightforward about my life and my faith.  I have shared stories and pictures of my family.  I have shared my struggles.  I have preached the truth in love.  I don’t have to hide from anyone.  I am a redeemed child of God!  Be careful who you judge and the kind of judgments that come out of your mouth.  Calling someone a “false prophet” is very serious!  I don’t know any prophets and I’m sure not one!  I am just a man who God has called to preach the Gospel like He has with many Christians around the world.  That’s it.  I rebuke anyone in the Name of Jesus who calls me a prophet or false prophet!  I am neither of those titles and I never will be!

I have never given myself a fancy title and I never received one from God or man.  I don’t use fancy phrases.  I just write how I write.  If you feel that is fancy, well okay, I’m not trying to be.  This is just how the Spirit writes through me.  All the glory goes to God for everything that is written on this blog.

It is sad when Christians try to justify their sins and mistakes instead of repenting.  It is hurtful when brothers in Christ lash out in sinful anger.  For instance, cussing is cussing.  The D word, The S word, The F word–yes, all of those are cussing and considered “unwholesome talk” (Ephesians 4:29), and if you don’t know that or if you use those words and try to justify using them, then you have a lot more to learn.  As I said in my post titled Tongue of Fire, I struggled with bad language for a long time.  I do not judge anyone.  I leave that to the Lord and His Word.  His Word is convicting enough!  If you want to fight God over His Word, okay, enjoy that.  You are going to lose that fight.

I am just a sinner saved by grace striving to live out His Word, and I pray for the strength to do it victoriously.  Am I perfect?  No, but I keep moving forward in His grace, forgiveness, and love every day, and so should you.

Grace and peace to you all!

Galatians 6 v 14 boast in Christ

 

Jesus Doesn’t Change

Boulder weather change
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

There is an old saying here in Colorado, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes.”  The weather can change rapidly and viciously here.  Blizzards, lighting, and the notorious Colorado hail are among the worst.  I love my state, but we have to be prepared for the ever changing weather that comes down from the Rocky Mountains.

Do you know who doesn’t change though?  Jesus!  He doesn’t change like the finicky weather.  He is the same today as He was almost 2,000 years ago!

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Hebrews 13:8

That is great news folks!  That means His love for you remains the same.  He does not change like we do!  I love that stability from Jesus.  I can trust Him completely!

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.  I and the Father are one.”

Jesus speaking in John 10:27-30

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess his name.”

Hebrews 13:15

That is what I am going to do today.  I am going to focus on Jesus and praise Him for His love for me that never changes!  I love our ever changing weather here in Colorado, but I am very glad that is not how Jesus is.  He stays true to us forever, and no one can snatch us out of His hand!

You can trust in Jesus!  Salvation and Life are in His hands!

Grace and peace to you all!

James 1 v 17 perfect gift from above