Bite Sized Bible Encouragement
info_outline Faith Is Risky! 01/07/2021
Faith Is Risky! First Episode of 2021! Peter asked Jesus for the ability to step on to the water. Then fear started to drown him. He saw Jesus walking on water and he wanted to do it but his fear of the strong wind blocked his ability. We can ask Jesus to be more like Him. Increase our ability to do what He does. But the question is do we have enough faith to step on to the water? If you have been encouraged today, would you consider monthly support To shop with me, please visit Let's Connect on Social Media Hear Truth @gloribites Wear Truth @gloricreations -GB
info_outline Jesus-The Deliverer 12/04/2020
Jesus-The Deliverer The Bite: Romans 11:26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, The Deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. Digest: Jesus was the promised Deliverer. He would deliver Israel and that same deliverance would be offered to us. What was He going to rescue or deliver us from? 1. Ungodliness and sin 2. Terrors fo the coming judgment 3. The power of Satan in the right now Delivery takes items from one location to the next. You expect that delivery to arrive. The delivery has processing time. Jesus came to be the Ultimate Deliverer from this earth to eternity. God the Father awaits our arrival. The journey of life is our processing time. 1. Have you trusted in the Lord to deliver you from your sins for eternity? 2. Is there a situation that you need the Lord's deliverance?
info_outline Jesus-The Righteous Branch 12/01/2020
Jesus-The Righteous Branch New Christmas Series Bite: Jeremiah 33:15 “In those days and at that time I will cause a Righteous Branch to sprout up for David and he will administer justice and righteousness in the land.” The Lord promises David that he was going to raise up a descendant from his body and establish his (Jesus) Kingdom. It was going to be a forever Kingdom. It would be a father son relationship. The throne would be forever. Jesus was the descendant that would have that father son relationship and forever reign on the throne. Establishing the eternal kingdom for us. Righteous Branch- David's line had been stumped down but God and would make it have a new branch that would beautiful and glorious, that branch would bear fruit that benefits us today. Jesus administers and executes justice and righteousness. He would be the new growth that causes our New GROWTH. He would sprout a new way and route for our salvation. Digest: Even when our tree is stumped by sinful legacy or actions of our own. Jesus provides a new growth. The new branch that has the ability to affect generations. Jesus Is the Righteous Branch that sprouted out for righteousness and justice For ALL people. Where do you need to trust Jesus in a new way ? Are you from a stumped family of faithlessness / generational strongholds? Jesus was God's way to show us that when he makes a covenant...he keeps it. When he sees brokenness…. he repairs. Even at the lowest stump he can make something new. Chew: Allow the Righteous Branch to sprout something new in you.
info_outline Rapture Ready ! Share this ! 09/19/2020
Rapture Ready ! Share this ! Could this be it? There is a lot talk about the rapture Rapture 1 Thess 4:17-18 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words. This weekend is the Feast of the trumpets in Israel. I don't understand much of what is happening but there was a Abrahams Accord just signed by President Trump Resurrected Body 1 Corin 14:50-55 50 What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever. 51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. 54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” Matt 24-25 Go Read IT! Deception will be on the rise Sin will be rampant 17-18 Must not go back ! v.31 And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven. “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. 37 “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. 38 In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. 39 People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. 40 “Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left. 42 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. 43 Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. 44 You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected. How can you be saved ? Repent God created you He Loves you and he wants a relationship with you You are a sinner and you need a savior Jesus is the only way to the Father You respond by Faith Romans 10:9-10 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart you will be saved. You need to be saved John 1:12 Accept Jesus in your life Invite him in your life! Pray ! Dear Jesus, I know that my sin has seperated me from you. Thank you that Jesus Christ died in my place. I ask Jesus to forgive my sin and to come into my life. Please begin to direct my life. Thank you for giving me eternal life. In Jesus name , Amen
info_outline The Earth is in Birth: Prepare for the arrival of Jesus 08/09/2020
The Earth is in Birth: Prepare for the arrival of Jesus Mark 13... So I was awakened this morning by my bed shaking, tv shaking, and hearing my metal stamping and jewelry rattling. My first reaction was I must be trippin 😵 I looked out the window didn't see nothing So I grabbed my bible app and put in earthquakes! All I am saying y'all we better get our house in order because it seems to be that 2020 is putting us in labor for the return of our Savior. We are living in a time where nation against nation, a pandemic and now an earthquake that haven't hit North Carolina since the 1900s, the food shortage that we are still seeing.. Just like a woman goes into labor without any warning other than pain. I think we are in active labor in return. No one knows the time of his arrival but the Father. So according to the Word of God. Don't be alarmed The things must happen v7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Be on guard..because this is just the beginning? These pains should give us hope for a new birth! I must ask because I can't assume that all my followers/listeners know Jesus.. Are you ready if He was to return right now? If not I invite you..to pray.. Father God.. I'm in need of Savior. I'm a sinner. I realize that my sin separates from you and I need you to come into my life. Thank you for Jesus paying the price to save my life. In Jesus name Amen!
info_outline Don't Dwell on the Past 07/30/2020
Don't Dwell on the Past Bite: Isaiah 43:18 Right before God tells his people he was going to do a NEW thing. He instructed them to Forget the former and not to dwell on the past. God can’t take us to a NEW place,person or thing if we dwell on the past place, person or thing. What does it mean to dwell? To live!! Don’t live in the former. Move to the NEW! When you make a move in life. Somethings have to be boxed up and thrown out. You normally don’t pack something you will no longer use and bring to the new home. So purge the OLD things in your life. Make room because God is going to do a NEW thing. Connect with me @gloribites Shop with me @gloricreations
info_outline Jesus wants you unmasked! 07/14/2020
Jesus wants you unmasked! You cant hide nothing from Jesus! The Bite Luke 12:1-3 MSG By this time the crowd, unwieldy and stepping on each other’s toes, numbered into the thousands. But Jesus’ primary concern was his disciples. He said to them, “Watch yourselves carefully so you don’t get contaminated with Pharisee yeast, Pharisee phoniness. You can’t keep your true self hidden forever; before long you’ll be exposed. You can’t hide behind a religious mask forever; sooner or later the mask will slip and your true face will be known. You can’t whisper one thing in private and preach the opposite in public; the day’s coming when those whispers will be repeated all over town. Jesus was teaching in a packed out concert typesetting. There was no social distancing here. His concern was for his disciples. He warned them to Watch themselves carefully so that they would not be contaminated with Pharisee yeast and phoniness. You can't hide... your true self because you will one day be exposed. You can’t hide behind your religious mask forever..the mask will slip and your true face will be shown You can't whisper one thing in private and preach the opposite in public because one day your whispers will be repeated all over town. Jesus warned his disciples ….the followers of Christ...this bite is a reminder to us followers of Christ to watch yourself (thoughts, conversations, what's going in your ear) on this evil day. Stay guarded..those with large influence..search the Scripture for yourself!! The Digest You can't hide from God he knows ALL! with your mask on or off. Who is your true self ? Will Christ agree with you ? If you allowed your spiritual mask to slip right now who would Jesus see? What is he hearing in your whispering moments? If those same whispers become loud shouts from the rooftops, what would be said of you? The Chew: Reveal your True Self and True Face to Christ. Connect with me @gloribites on Facebook/Instagram Support/Shop with me @gloricreations www.gloricreations.com
info_outline Sin Entangles... Hot Topics/Holy Talk 07/12/2020
Sin Entangles... Hot Topics/Holy Talk Inspired by Jada &Will Red Table Talk If you are married, you can not be entangled with someone who is not your spouse You don't get seperated to help or heal someone who is not your spouse. You're no man's savior. Then Sin Entangles You get so wrapped up and cant get untangled until your mess gets out. Let's talk Holy Scriptures The Purpose of Marriage = ONE This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh. Both the man and his wife were naked, yet felt no shame. Genesis 2:24-25 5 But Jesus told them, “He wrote this command for you because of the hardness of your hearts. 6 But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. 7 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother 8 and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:5-8 The Basis of Separation=Reconciliation/Healing/Repentance To those who are already married my command, or rather, the Lord’s command, is that the wife should not leave her husband. But if she is separated from him she should either remain unattached or else be reconciled to her husband. A husband is not, in similar circumstances, to divorce his wife. 1 Corinthians 7:10-11phillips If anyone is ill he should send for the Church elders. They should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name. Believing prayer will save the sick man; the Lord will restore him and any sins that he has committed will be forgiven. You should get into the habit of admitting your sins to each other, and praying for each other, so that if sickness comes to you, you may be healed James 5:14-16 Entanglements (Adultery) Exodus 20:14 MSG No Adultery. David/Bathsheba 2 Sam 11 We see/We take 3 So David sent someone to inquire about her, and he said, “Isn’t this Bathsheba, daughter of Eliam and wife of Uriah the Hethite?” David sent messengers to get her, and when she came to him, he slept with her So David sends Uriah home from the frontline to try to get him to slept with his wife to pin the baby on him but Uriah didn't go home We Coverup 16 When Joab was besieging the city, he put Uriah in the place where he knew the best enemy soldiers were. 17 Then the men of the city came out and attacked Joab, and some of the men from David’s soldiers fell in battle; Uriah the Hethite also died. We get over quickly 26 When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband, Uriah, had died, she mourned for him. 27 When the time of mourning ended, David had her brought to his house. She became his wife and bore him a son. However, the Lord considered what David had done to be evil. Don't Judge Jada Cast the first stone The religion scholars and Pharisees led in a woman who had been caught in an act of adultery. They stood her in plain sight of everyone and said, “Teacher, this woman was caught red-handed in the act of adultery. Moses, in the Law, gives orders to stone such persons. What do you say?” They were trying to trap him into saying something incriminating so they could bring charges against him. 6-8 Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger in the dirt. They kept at him, badgering him. He straightened up and said, “The sinless one among you, go first: Throw the stone.” Bending down again, he wrote some more in the dirt. 9-10 Hearing that, they walked away, one after another, beginning with the oldest. The woman was left alone. Jesus stood up and spoke to her. “Woman, where are they? Does no one condemn you?” 11 “No one, Master.” “Neither do I,” said Jesus. “Go on your way. From now on, don’t sin.” Digest Where do you need to reconcile first to Christ and then to others? Marriage? What entangles you? If you are in a hard marriage seek out your spiritual leaders to help come alongside you for reconciliation stay unattached from relationship of the opposite sex. Don't put yourself in situations where you see and then want to take Where have you had to cover up sin ? Do you move on quickly after you have sinned against the Lord forgetting to repent? Remember we have no right to judge when we all are deserving to be stoned right now but by the grace of God we can be free Chew From now on don’t sin
info_outline A little chat about Injustice 06/17/2020
A little chat about Injustice This episode is just sharing my notes and thoughts after the death of a George Floyd and seeing what the Word says about injustice. Scriptures mentioned: Ecclesiastes 3:14-17, 12:13-14 Matthew 5:43-45 Resources mentioned: Tony Evans Study Bible/Commentary Where to Find it in the Bible A-Z topic : Racism Hear Truth @ gloribites Wear Truth @gloricreations Support by shopping
info_outline Inward or Outward Beauty 06/17/2020
Inward or Outward Beauty Prov. 31: 30 charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the LORD will be ( praised ) -shine charm and beauty don't last Pro 1:7The fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge Fear of God in a woman is praiseworthy . Prov 8:13 The fear of the lord is to hate evil A woman who fears God will shine ! Something is different charm and beauty are outward. Fear and reverence for God is inward Proverbs 22:4 The reward of humility is the fear of Yahweh = wealth and honor and life -reverently worshipping, obeying, serving Trusting Him with awe filled respect Is your focus on inner or outer beatty? Previously recorded. Hear Truth @gloribites Wear Truth @gloricreations Support by shopping
info_outline She Works With Willing Hands! 05/23/2020
She Works With Willing Hands! “She selects wool and flax and works with willing hands.” Proverbs 31:13 CSB She evaluates a field and buys it . She plants a vineyard with her earnings She draws on her strength and reveals that her arms are strong, (Spiritually, mental and physical for the task God has given her) She sees that her profits are good She extends her hands to the spinning staff and the needy She making, selling and delivering v. 24 She knows how to get her bag! She use the fruit of her actions to plant more (grow up increase more) She a hard worker She is healthy / strong ( physically - works out) She tastes and see - make sure her work is good She is willing to put her hands to WORK She is not selfish but shares with the needy Digest Where do I need to evaluate my work/ ministry? What fruit do I see in my work ministry? How can I increase my fruit? what steps do I need to take? Chew Work willing for the Lord Wear Truth @gloricreations www.gloricreations.com
info_outline She runs a wise house & a wise mouth 05/21/2020
She runs a wise house & a wise mouth The Bite: “When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.” Proverbs 31:26-27 NLT The Digest S speaks words that are wise and loving Her words are kind Her words are the law ( God's WORD ) Not just a housewife she tends to the house and she tends to her mouth No gossip , Slander , idle talk . minister to her listeners she delights to talk about the law of God to her children servants She makes sure the family is well fed, clothed and protected Organized Busy not idle on insta She can handle challenges She is a faithful guardian of her house Observant of her family and their needs Digest How has my talk been lately ? Especially doing this COVID and this divorce ? Are my words wise, kind, loving and Full of God's WORD? Does this listener of my words feel ministered to? How organized are you ? with menu planning chore making, etc Do you keep watch over what goes on in the home ?
info_outline A Good Woman is Hard to Find.. 05/13/2020
A Good Woman is Hard to Find.. . “An excellent woman [one who is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous], who is he who can find her? Her value is more precious than jewels and her worth is far above rubies or pearls.” Proverbs 31:10 AMP . She is valuable . She is worthy . She is strong . She is far from cheap and someone who must go the distance to get her . She is full of mental energy . Her greatest strength is her trust in the Lord . Her value is greater than what she does. . Digest ? . How do you view yourself as a woman? Don’t settle for anything less than what you are worth. . You more than diamond 💎 sis!
info_outline Don’t Despise Small Beginnings 05/06/2020
Don’t Despise Small Beginnings The Bite “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (The seven lamps represent the eyes of the Lord that search all around the world.)” Zechariah 4:10 NLT The Digest Zerubbabel would need supernatural strength from the Spirit. The Foundation was laid and it would be completed Zechariah was given a vision that he couldn't understand. So he asked for an explanation. Zerubbabel was a civic leader responsible to finish the work of rebuilding the temple, he needed encouragement. God's work needs might and power...collectively & individually Our most valuable resource is the Holy Spirit Maybe small in man's eyes, but BIG with God God wanted Zerubbabel to know the Spirit would give him what he needed . small - young, insignificant, unimportant. He gives the resources to began and finish the WORK Look at the mustard seed Matthew 13:31 God uses the small things! Don’t despise them. They will be used for greater! Satan fears the small things because he knows God is up to something BIG in you. Keep doing your little work,sis ! God wants His supply and reliance in the Holy Spirit to be continual in us. God gets the glory & gives grace because the work was done by His spirit. The Chew What in your life seems small or little? Where do you need to begin that small thing ? GloriBites is a small ministry. BUT GOD! Shop with me! Wear Truth @gloricreations Connect with me! @gloribites
info_outline Jesus! HE CONQUERED 04/27/2020
Jesus! HE CONQUERED THE BITE :JOHN 16:33 “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”” John 16:33 CSB . THE DIGEST Your faith includes loving Jesus and believing that He came from God Jesus told these things so that in Him we would have peace in HIM Suffering is going to happen. But when it does, He tells us to Be courageous. ”Pain has profit” What can you gain from the trial that you are going thru? “Peace is found in having contact with Jesus.” “You don’t know peace until you have a conflict.” ”Jesus over your sins, stress, and sufferings.” NO JESUS NO PEACE KNOW JESUS KNOW PEACE Fellowship with God enables victory over Satan Evil has agents. Don’t team with them DIGEST QUESTIONS What is stopping my belief in Jesus? How long will it take me to realized Jesus is WHO HE says HE IS? Do you currently have the peace of Christ right now ? What have you overcome ? Recently or in the past? Since Coronavirus? Do you suffer and sulk ? Or Conquer and have courage ? THE CHEW “YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH SOMETHING IN ORDER TO GROW THROUGH SOMETHING” “TEARS WATER THE SOUL TO MAKE THE BROKEN WHOLE”
info_outline The Walk and Talk with Jesus After the Resurrection 04/18/2020
The Walk and Talk with Jesus After the Resurrection The Bite “They said to each other, “Weren’t our hearts burning within us while he was talking with us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us?”” Luke 24:32 CSB Two men traveling after the resurrection were discussing and arguing about all that had taken place. Jesus comes near and starts to walk with them. They are prevented from recognizing him. Jesus inquires about their conversation. They ask Jesus if he did not know what had just happened three days prior. They described to Jesus the crucifixion. They had hoped that the Messiah would be coming because it was the third day, and they hadn't seen him. Jesus stated that they were foolish and slow to believe. He explained that the crucifixion was necessary. They invited Jesus to stay with them. When Jesus became their host, and broke the bread. It was then they recognized Him. But Jesus was gone. Their hearts were burning within them while He was talking and explaining the Scriptures to them. On this walk, Jesus Allowed them to question the resurrection He let them chatter about the events. He checked them on the belief. V26 He explained the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures He was invited but became the host The breaking of bread was the eye opener By the time they recognized Him. He was gone They realized the road was different when walking with Jesus. Digest Walk and talk with Jesus. You will feel the burn when you understand the Scriptures. God gave us the Holy Spirit to help us understand the Word. Don't wait until it's too late to recognize Jesus. He will come and disappear with those that are His. Are you walking the road of life with Jesus? Are you still “waiting on the messiah” of material things” ? When you read the Word, do you get a fresh “burn” ? conviction, praise,excitement … Can Jesus become the host in your house? (your temple) Chew Walk and talk with Jesus
info_outline Lord, Order My Steps 04/17/2020
Lord, Order My Steps Today’s Episode The Bite: “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.” Psalms 119:133-134 KJV The psalmist asked God to bless commitment to the Word He sought mercy to forgive sin and grace to deliver from sin Our steps are ordered by the Word of God. We direct our steps towards other paths, such as feelings, lusts, friends, family, circumstances, and comfort The Digest ❔Are your steps misguided by your own plans,desires? ❔Have you asked God to order your steps? ❔Where have you allowed iniquity to rule over your life? The Chew Stop sin walking and faith walk
info_outline Words on the cross: “It is finished” 04/10/2020
Words on the cross: “It is finished” “After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now finished that the Scripture might be fulfilled, he said, “I’m thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was sitting there; so they fixed a sponge full of sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it up to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then bowing his head, he gave up his spirit.” John 19:28-30 CSB . The sour wine was what the soldiers drank while they were waiting for the person to die. . Jesus receiving the sour wine fulfilled scripture. . “My strength is dried up like baked clay; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You put me into the dust of death.” Psalms 22:15 CSB . Finished -Before Jesus there had to be a priest to atone for the sin. Jesus was the final atonement for all of our sins. The system ended with Jesus. He paid in FULL. The full penalty for our sins which was death. The veil was torn giving us access to him both now and forever. . He bowed- He humbled himself to the point of death. Laid down his life on His own. . “No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have the right to lay it down, and I have the right to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”” John 10:18 CSB . Laid it down for His friends- “No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 CSB . He gave up His spirit- submitted himself to death willingly?. . “Therefore I will give him the many as a portion, and he will receive the mighty as spoil, because he willingly submitted to death, and was counted among the rebels; yet he bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels.” Isaiah 53:12 CSB . He entrusted Himself to the father. . “Into your hand I entrust my spirit; you have redeemed me, Lord, God of truth.” Psalms 31:5 CSB . Digest ? Have you accepted Jesus? Do you realize the price He paid so that you can be free and live in eternity? Have you entrusted your spirit to the Lord? . Subscribe.Share.Support Shop @gloricreations www.gloricreations.com
info_outline Words on the cross: “Today, you will be in paradise” 04/09/2020
Words on the cross: “Today, you will be in paradise” “And he said to him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”” Luke 23:43 CSB . Truly-firm,faithful,surely, absolute trust,confidence . Jesus said “Truly, I tell you” many times in the gospels. . Paul in 2 Corinthians spoke about being caught up to the third heaven-which is the dwelling place of God. He called it paradise . “was caught up into paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a human being is not allowed to speak.” 2 Corinthians 12:4 CSB . “Then we who are still alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17 CSB . What is paradise? The king’s garden. A place of happiness and rest. The place of the glorified spirits. The place where God lives. . How do we get to Paradise? . Be like the criminal. Respect God. Know Jesus. Confess your sin. Call upon the name of the Lord. Believe and Ask Jesus into your life. . There was a deathbed conversion. It’s never too late until it’s too late. . The reward for him was heaven and it was immediate. Jesus said “Today” . The criminal said “Remember me”...Jesus said “You will be with me” The criminal knew the awaited kingdom..Jesus promised him paradise. . Jesus gives paradise. Jesus is the only way to get to paradise. ““Let anyone who has ears to hear listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7 CSB . If you haven’t confessed and gave your life to Jesus..be like the criminal ask Him!
info_outline Words From The Cross: Father, Forgive Them 04/07/2020
Words From The Cross: Father, Forgive Them The Prayer Request “Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided his clothes and cast lots.” Luke 23:34 CSB . Jesus is already on the cross with the 2 criminals beside him. He asks the Father to forgive his murderers. They were busy dividing his clothes and casting lots. He was interceding for them that they might be saved. . Forgive-to send away, to let go, depart Jesus prayed out loud- Do you struggle with praying out loud? There was no quiet place, no away spot . His intercession was a fulfillment of scripture “Therefore I will give him the many as a portion, and he will receive the mighty as spoil, because he willingly submitted to death, and was counted among the rebels; yet he bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels.” Isaiah 53:12 CSB . He knew that His enemies were blind. He prayed for their twisted ignorant minds. . “A man is praised for his insight, but a twisted mind is despised.” Proverbs 12:8 CSB “Come to your senses and stop sinning; for some people are ignorant about God. I say this to your shame.” 1 Corinthians 15:34 CSB . Forgiveness is the beginning of the life of the soul with God. . The Answered Prayer . God answered the prayer because through the death of Jesus was the wash of forgiveness of sin and salvation to His murders and the whole world. . The centurion eyes and mind was open. . “So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand people were added to them.” Acts 2:41 CSB . “But many of those who heard the message believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.” Acts 4:4 CSB . Rescued from Wrath “and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead — Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.” 1 Thessalonians 1:10 CSB . Hope for Eternal life “so that, having been justified by his grace, we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:7 CSB The Example He interceded while dying, in suffering, in pain. Nothing should keep us from praying not even impending death . The Command Forgive and Pray . “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:44 CSB . “bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High. For he is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.” Luke 6:28, 35 CSB . “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Give careful thought to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes.” Romans 12:17 CSB . Digest questions ? . Who is it that I see as the murders in my life? The people that I feel don’t deserve my prayer time/ How is my prayer life? How often am I interceding selfless prayer? What has today’s message taught me about my response to pain, agony and trials? Where do I need to seek forgiveness from the Father for my ignorance?
info_outline Wash your hands, sinner. 04/01/2020
Wash your hands, sinner. “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” James 4:7-10 NLT “So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.” James 4:7-10 MSG Before your worship, your must wash. “Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place?” Psalms 24:3 NLT “Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.” Psalms 24:4 NLT It’s my hands... what have I done ? The sin on our hands keeps us a distance from a God. Are you and God social distancing? Drawing near brings conviction Washing your hands reminds you to remove evil from your heart. You wash by repentance “When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look. Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen, for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims. Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways. Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.” Isaiah 1:15-17 NLT “Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1 NLT Share, subscribe connect @gloribites Shop www.gloricreations.com
info_outline God Accepts Returns 03/29/2020
God Accepts Returns God will take you back. . “If you return to the Almighty, you will be renewed. If you banish injustice from your tent” Job 22:23 CSB . The parable of the lost son teaches us that God wants a relationship with us. He wants us to have eternal wealth. . “The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.” v.12 We like the son in this parable are wasteful. We are in a time of famine and chaos in our land and it's time to stop starving for attention, money and power, success relationships etc . He got so hungry that pig food looked good. We can't keep looking at what is pleasing to the eyes and the stomach. Even when it's something we know we shouldn’t have. What sin is looking good to you right now? and you know its pig food? We must come to our senses v17 He remembers that there was an abundance back at the house. We can go to the Father knowing the he promises blessing from obedience and there is no lack with God Humility is necessary. He recognized his sin and wanted to be a servant. He wanted a position in the house of God. Do you want a position in the kingdom of God V20. He returned back to his father after he decided that he was ready to admit his wrong v18 And the Father was waiting and watching He saw him coming The father was filled with love and compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. V21 The son did what he had determined in his heart to do The father responds with a party You must see something is wrong Romans 3:23 “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23 NLT . “It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.” Isaiah 59:2 NLT . Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NLT Salvation guaranteed Jesus is the only way John 14:6 “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NLT . Confess and respond Romans 10:9-10 . “If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” Romans 10:9-10 NLT . John 1:12 . “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12 NLT Share, Subscribe, Support @gloribites on Instagram/FB Shop with me www.gloricreations.com
info_outline Blessed are the persecuted 03/26/2020
Blessed are the persecuted “God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers.” Matthew 5:10-11 NLT . Persecuted-drive away, run after, press on, in anyway whatsoever to harass, trouble, to be mistreated, on the account of something . The persecuted are blessed for doing right. . “But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.” 1 Peter 3:14 NLT . Being who you ought to be, condition that is acceptable to God, correctness of thinking, feeling and acting . Makarios-When a person is blessed by God, he is approved by God. The opposite is “woe” not approved and submit to judgement The spirit of God rest on the persecuted . “If you are insulted because you bear the name of Christ, you will be blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.” 1 Peter 4:14 NLT . The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to the persecuted . the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. V10 . It belongs to the righteous alone. . The persecuted will be mocked, lied on, have evil spoken of them. . Mock-reproach (disapproval,disappointed ) Upbraid-(find fault) Revile-(verbal abuse-forcefully critically, insult, denounce Lie-to speak deliberate falsehood, to deceive -Jesus lets us know the this persecution can and will either be physical,verbal,violet . The persecuted must pray for those who persecute them . “But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!” Matthew 5:44 NLT . The persecuted will suffer for the Godly life. . “Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” 2 Timothy 3:12 NLT Digest? How have you been persecuted? Whom do you need to pray for that has persecuted you? Have you been the persecutor and need to seek repentance ? . Chew: Living a Godly life leads to persecution.
info_outline Blessed are the Peacemakers 03/25/2020
Blessed are the Peacemakers “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9 CSB . A peacemaker is a mediator, promotes harmony, resolves conflict between estranged parties . A peacemaker identifies truth, addresses sin, and constructs a bridge between two parties. . A peacemaker is a son of God because He is the Peacemaker, who sent His son to identify the truth, address our sin and construct a bridge for us to God to make peace with Him. . Peacemakers must have peace with God No one can make peace until he has found peace ..Peace with God. . First you must have a pure heart in order to promote peace. How can you not be right with God and promote peace? Peacemakers are led by God’s Spirit . “For all those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons.” Romans 8:14 CSB Peacemakers want peace with all men. . “If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 CSB . “so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. For he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:45 CSB . “But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High. For he is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.” Luke 6:35 CSB . . Peacemakers cultivate peace . “And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.” James 3:18 CSB . “And the seed whose fruit is righteousness (spiritual maturity) is sown in peace by those who make peace [by actively encouraging goodwill between individuals].” James 3:18 AMP . . Peace maker or peace breaker? Peace receiver becomes a peace diffuser Throw some peace up in the atmosphere. Diffuse it, Sis! . Share, Subscribe, Submit a review Connect @gloribites Shop www.gloricreations.com
info_outline Blessed are the pure in heart 03/24/2020
Blessed are the pure in heart “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 CSB . Purity starts in the heart. Your mind and heart must be right to be in the right relationship with God. . Only those whose hearts are right have access to God. . “Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.” Psalms 24:3-4 NLT . Those with pure hearts will see Him for who He really is. . “Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.” 1 John 3:2-3 NLT . Because we expect to see Him, we must keep ourselves pure . To keep pure means to keep morally straight, free from the corruption of sin . Sin blinds! . Peace, Purity, and Holiness “Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14 NLT . If you want to see God you have get rid of sin and obey God. . A pure heart endures to the end. He promises we will see His face. . “And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads.” Revelation 22:4 NLT . Digest? Where is sin blocking my blessing of seeing God? What do I need to clean from my hands and my heart? How am I pursuing peace in my relationship with others? Do I keep it holy? . Chew: Purity starts in the Heart Connect @gloribites Share & Subscribe Shop and support @gloricreations www.gloricreations.com
info_outline Blessed are the Merciful 03/22/2020
Blessed are the Merciful “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 CSB . . Blessed are the merciful...it’s something you have already received . Content, sheltered by God’s promises. . Forgiving and compassionate spirit . Imitate God’s goodness and mercy. . To receive mercy is to get what you deserve, to receive pity instead of just condemnation. . When you are guilty, mercy removes the misery you ought to receive. . “Shouldn’t you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’” Matthew 18:33 CSB . You fellow servant, owes you little compared to what you owe God? . If you fail to give mercy you will fail to receive mercy from God? . “For judgment is without mercy to the one who has not shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13 CSB Digest ? Where have you failed to extend mercy? Chew If you want mercy from God, you have to be merciful to others. Connect @gloribites Share & Subscribe Shop and support @gloricreations www.gloricreations.com