Saturday, August 13, 2016

HOW TO BEAR FRUIT FOR CHRIST

 Some Christians think that when they accepted Jesus Christ into their hearts their purpose was finished. They may not say it in so many words but I have heard people express their testimony," I gave my heart to the Lord 20 years ago" but their life is dry.
They don't do anything. These people should read the Bible and ask the Lord for help. I know it is not easy. Trust me I have been there and it is not fun.
When we have problems in our life serving the Lord is sometimes seen as, "Something extra." We don't have a whole lot of strength. When Jesus spoke to the seven churches and addressed Philadelphia He said, ..."For thou hast a little strength." Revelation 3:8.
  Those who don't want to do anything for God without their conscience bothering them probably never got saved through Jesus Christ to begin with but if you are saved and find yourself feeling that way please fall down on your face before God and plead with Him so you can be the profitable servant.
We don't want to find ourselves in this place. "His lord answered and said unto him, thou wicked and slothful servant"... Matthew 25:26.
  I know of a Christian who said  "I have two vices, I smoke and like one strong drink at lunchtime." She got saved years ago but was a little tipsy after lunch. She was a very nice person but wanted those two things. Before we are to hard on her we may want to look at our own life.
   I still have known sins that I struggle with and I'm sure there are a couple of unknown sins but I am always trying to get right with God. Jesus knows our transgressions but He sees our heart.
  I have seen churchgoers that were involved in everything when it came to programs. When we give so much service to God our relationship with Jesus Christ should be strong with love. When Jesus wrote to the seven churches in the book of Revelation He said to Ephesus, "Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love." Revelation 2:4.
  Jesus deeply cares about our personal relationship with Him and we must put Him first in our life. Anything including a problem we might have can cause our fellowship with God to go sour because it could be an idol in our life.
   I know because I have been there and it is a very deep valley. Try serving Jesus Christ in that state and see how effective you are for the kingdom of God.
  Many people today are pretty much like the Pharisees of the first century. They said a lot of repetitive prayers so they could be heard, they gave their money out of their abundance and took the front seats at important gatherings; however, Jesus knew their hearts and called them hypocrites.
   Praying to God is good, giving money for the work of the Lord is good or sitting in the house of God is good but it was their motive. It was not for God. They did it for themselves. Did you ever notice we get ourselves in so much trouble before God when self is on the throne of our heart?
  Here is one of the greatest problems I see in the world today. Most religions are corrupt because they are a buildup of works without Jesus Christ. They think that works in and of itself is bearing fruit for God. When we give an account of our life to Jesus Christ it is not going to be what we did for God but why we did what we did for God. The right motive with works in the Person of Jesus Christ is what is going to give us a passing grade. What if I'm off one day? Talk to God about it and let Him put you back on track.
  Works is good but it has to be with the motive of love for God and people. True fruit bearing is because we have the grace of God working through our hearts. 
  If good works could get us into heaven then Jesus Christ did not have to die on the cross. He died for sinners and took our place. The Bible says it is ... “Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:9.
  If a man knows his neighbor is in the hospital and does not go see him because he is painting the church then why can't he do a little bit of both? People get confused and that is understandable but we can't let it harden our heart. A widow with many needs is overlooked because the person is to busy fellowshipping with church members but why can't we do a little bit of both?
  Right in our neighborhood we can find people who need Jesus Christ but chances are nobody has really shared the gospel with them. They may have heard about the whole thing but did we really have a heart to heart with them? At the very least say something because their eternity is at stake.
  How can we know what fruits are pleasing to God? ” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, Goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23.
  None of the above has anything to do with works. When we look at these fruits we should strive to be more like Jesus and less of ourselves should be in our heart. This is hard because it is not easy for us to step outside of ourselves. 
  Being kind to people, helping somebody in need, listening to a person when they are down or sharing the gospel are a few examples of love. In my personal life I have had a need for almost fifteen years and nobody has ever been able to help me.
  Some just don't want to and some don't know how but I am an example. I will leave the content a mystery because this problem could be misunderstood. It is hard and lonely and if I'm not careful I could take it personal. “Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:8. When we were saved we were called to be disciples. We are followers of Jesus Christ.
  “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. "John 15:5.
  God is in the process of changing our old man into the new man. We become more like Jesus Christ Himself. A dramatic transformation takes place in our life. The Holy Spirit is living inside of us and working on us which can be very painful. In the middle of all the hurt we can not be the unprofitable servant. A weak vessel for Jesus Christ tends to be the most effective gift for someone else on the receiving end but the blessing comes back to us.
  We need to be like Peter who used his bad experience in denying Jesus Christ, feeling all the pain, repenting before God and reaching out to other people in service to Him. He used the bad in his life and turned it around to help a host of needy souls. If we hid our talents in fear because of the bad experiences we had/have in life then we are not obeying God.
  If Jesus Christ gave us a talent we can not hid it but give it away with the motive of loving God and helping other people even with all the pain we may have inside our hearts. This is how God designed the process of serving Him so the only wise response is to obey God in service to Him. Take a deep breath and move forward in the will of God.
  Then we will be the profitable servants and bear fruit for God because we are giving rather than hiding our talents. If we are doing this for Jesus Christ then less temptations of sin will come into our life and more of the fullness of the Holy Spirit will be in our hearts because we are obeying God. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your heart then I encourage you to do so, not only for your eternal salvation but for the purpose of bearing fruit for God. 
 BOB D.

Friday, August 12, 2016

FBI Confirms is at the border , White House in denial


NOTE: When writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus--the actual original names and the true nature and character of them. 
  
Friday, August 12, 2016

FBI confirms IS at the border, White House in denial
 
Despite constant denials from the "president" and his administration
 that the Islamic State is a threat, indications are quite the opposite.
 Beginning 18 months ago, The Daily Jot reported that IS operatives were
setting up camp just 8 miles south of El Paso, Texas. Several 
sources, including the watchdog group Judicial Watch, law enforcement
, and various state and government officials all confirmed that IS was
 operating in conjunction with the Juarez Cartel, a human and drug 
trafficking gang. Now Judicial Watch reports that the stories are confirmed 
by a captured IS operative in Ohio, even still the White House denies the
 presence of IS and its infiltration of the Southern US Border.
 
On April 15, 2015, The Daily Jot quoted Judicial Watch, "Mexican intelligence
 sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities
 in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also
 say that ISIS has "spotters" located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New 
Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist
 with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance 
of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities 
in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra
 and Chaparral, NM." Fast forward to today.
 
Amidst White House denials of IS at the border, there is an arrest in Ohio.
  35 year old Erick Jamal Hendricks was arrested last week and charged 
with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic state. The
 Department of Justice (DOJ) says in its complaint that Hendricks 
created a sleeper cell with at least ten members and that some of his 
jihadist "brothers" are just south of the US border in Mexico. The 
complaint says Hendricks tried to "recruit people to train together and conduct terrorist attacks in the United States." One of those recruits confirmed that IS had people across the border in Mexico and they were likely connected to the Garland, Texas terrorist attack in May 2015.
 
Some 18 days after Judicial Watch exposed, and The Daily Jot reported, that there was an IS terrorist cell 8 miles from the US border, the Garland, Texas attack occurred. Now a DOJ arrest and affadavit confirms a connection between IS in Mexico and this terrorist attack in the US. But the White House is still in denial. The "president" and the current Democratic candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, both are on the same page when it comes to immigration, border security and the Islamic State. Why are these leaders intent on denying that IS is using Mexico as a staging ground for attacks in the US? Will Clinton protect our national security? As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." 
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

THE MAGNIFICENCE Of GOD GRACE

  I am going to do my best to explain the magnificent grace of 
God that every Christian receives through Jesus Christ when 
we received salvation from our sins.

 
  We will never understand the grace of God in full until we are
 in Heaven with Him but even in Paradise it will be a progressive
 revelation. "That in the ages to come He might show the
 exceeding riches of His grace in His Kindness toward us
 through Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:7.  
 
  When we got saved God did all the work through our
 faith in Jesus Christ. We were dead in our sins,
 completely lost and on our way to Hell. Do you really
 think anybody in this condition is fit for the Kingdom
 of Heaven?
 
  It is like a person on drugs who says he or she can
 stop anytime without any help but that is a small 
example compared to what Jesus Christ did for the
 lost when He saved us from our sins. I don't know
 all the things God delivered me from when I received
 the good news of the Gospel. 
 
  The Holy Spirit opened up our spirit by taking the
 blinders off our eyes and then we accepted Jesus Christ
 into our hearts as our Savior and Lord. 
 
   Unfortunately, most people reject Jesus Christ 
because the world loves darkness rather than Light
. "(19) And this is the condemnation, that light is 
come into the world, and men loved darkness rather 
than light, because their deeds were evil. (20) For 

every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither
 cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
 (21) But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that

 his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought
 in God. John 3:19-21.
 
   When a person receives Jesus Christ into his/her heart
 a powerful change takes place. That person is regenerated
 by the Holy Sprit. This is where the grace of God transform
s hearts, lives, responses, the way we think, the way we treat
 each other and so many other virtues that come out of us
 because of the grace of God.
 
  This principle does not just apply to our friends but our
 enemies
 (people that just don't like us and want to inflict injury). 
God will
 give supernatural assistance (Grace) to us in all these 
situations including our relationship with Him.
 
  Does this mean that our troubles are over and life will 
be good? The answer to that question is no. There is
 something about life and trouble that go hand in hand.
 In this day in age life is very rarely good but we have the
 grace of God through His Son Jesus Christ. God works in
 our life to refine us but at the beginning, middle and end
os His wonderful Grace. 

 
  We will have trials and tribulations but God has a reason
 for everything if you are His child.
 
By the grace of God we are able to fight the evils in our life
 because without the love of God we would just go deeper 
into sin. Do you see why the grace of God makes a difference
 as opposed to us going our own way in life?
 
  Life is not fair and neither is eternity. You may ask
, "What do you mean by that statement? If we go to
 heaven it is only because of the grace of God though
our faith in Jesus Christ. If we go to Hell justice is being
 executed.
 
  There is a difference between the words justice and
 fairness. Don't seek fairness, search for Jesus Christ 
who sees everything, knows our lives perfect and is 
willing to impart His grace in our hearts.
 
  This world is run by Satan. "In whom the god of this
 world hath blinded the minds of them which believe
 not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who 
is the image of God, should shine unto them
." 2 Corinthians 4:4.
 
  The poor are unjustly treated, jobs are being taken
 from the middle class and the list could go on and on
(the rapture of the Church) and the grace of God keeps
 us until that wonderful day when we will be with Jesus
 Christ forever. We are called to occupy until He comes 
but that can only be done through His indwelling grace.
 
  If a man severely breaks his leg and goes to the hospital 
he might need several weeks of rehabilitation and rest.
 There will be people trained in that field to help him
 recover and get back on his feet. God works in a simila
r way. Jesus saved us past tense but is still saving us in 
the present tense. We need His sustaining grace everyday.
 
  He comforts our hearts with His grace and then guides
 us through life to bring His children to a level that is His
 will but contrary to what most people think there is 
usually pain involved in this process because we have to grow.     
 
  Our Lord Jesus Christ is perfect and He does not make any mistakes.
 I know I do and am still paying the price for them but we can be at peace
 knowing that we serve a God who understands everything about us 
with love.
 
" And we know that all things work together for good to them that love
 God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28.
 I know this verse involves the ability of God which is flawless but it is
 always accomplished through His grace. 
 
  Trying to live in the will of God is difficult because this is an evil world and
 sometimes we are persecuted on all sides. All to often it is not easy for us but 
isn't it comforting to know we have the grace of God working through us in ou
r daily living? Ask God for His love everyday.
 
  Paul was an Apostle. He was chosen by God to do a ministry. He did not hav
e a easy time but was on fire for the Lord. How could anybody say this was not
 one of the greatest conversions of the grace of God through Jesus Christ?
 
When Paul was converted to Jesus Christ he was filled with the Holy Spirit 
by the grace of God as opposed to hating Christians. His testimony was changed 
and people including Christians were amazed at what God did in the life of this
 man. This is the grace of God.
 

  "But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed
 upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not
 I, but the grace of 
God which was with me." 1 Corinthians 15:10.
 
   "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 
Most gladly will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may
 rest upon me." 2 Corinthians 12:9. 
 
   In these final days before the rapture of the Church true born again Christians
 can walk with God boldly and have no fear because we serve the one true God 
who will look after us with His amazing grace.

BOB D.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 29, 2016

JESUS CHRIST IS ON THE WAY

                                         JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY!




   Why is it that when it comes to the name of Jesus Christ the world rejects Him and as a result there are hundreds of religions, cults and false teachers that have their own God? If the name Jesus Christ is used it is usually said in a bad vain.
  There are millions of atheists in the world that do not believe there is a God. If educated people have read the Quran, Talmud and so on they do not even come close to the Bible because God wrote this book which is known as His Word. I feel in previous articles I did a pretty good job in proving that only God could have written the Bible.
  Although the Bible talks about judgment, when you read about the Person of Jesus Christ and His love there is no other Book that can even come close to this wonderful news for people in their life and destiny. His righteous mercy, compassion and salvation for sinners like us still has me perplexed but I know it is true.
So again I ask the question, why do so many reject Jesus as their Savior and Lord? God gave man a will to choose and He will never force us to do anything that we do not want to do unless God throws a trial in our life and applies the pressure if you know what I mean. If that is the case our choices become more limited.
  Jesus has His ways and He knows exactly how to make us wobble through life. If God chooses to give us a thorn in our flesh our choices will be more constricted. Suffering is a gift from God that nobody wants but He knows exactly what tool to use and how to apply it in our lives. I know because I have one in my own life. It has been over ten years and God has never removed a constant thorn from my flesh.
  Since we were born in sin people tend to do things their way. If we really stop and think about this it is pretty foolish to reject the Creator who is perfect and knows what is best for us. “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19.
  In 1 John 2:16 the Bible says, "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” This verse sums up all of the sins in the world and most people choose this way.
  Matthew 26:41 says, ”Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” This is not easy. I struggle with this everyday of my life. 
  It is a natural tendency for people that when things are going good to forget about God. There is no need to go to Him. The rich even struggle more because they have everything yet have nothing if Jesus Christ is not in their life.
  The pride of man gets puffed up and often times feel they have a hall pass to do anything they want without any regard for God. This goes back to the garden of Eden when the serpent said, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5.
  When Jesus was here on earth He performed many miracles, healed the sick, raised  the dead, casts out demons and much more. He plainly stated that He came to save sinners. Well then one must conclude that Jesus Christ is the "Way" To true salvation. 
  Jesus knew men and saw their hearts were hardened. Our Lord Jesus loves us all and it is His desire that all come to Him for salvation. People need to repent of their sins and truly come to accept Jesus Christ into their hearts as their very own Savior and Lord.
  Jesus is real and has manifested Himself in the lives of many
 Christian people when we put our faith in Him. Don't you just
 enjoy some of the testimonies you hear from various walks of
 life? I just said we need to put our faith in Him but after that He
 does all the work as we walk in obedience with Him.
  He will help us and meet our needs and desires as they come
 up in the course of life. Is there any other God that applies this
 on our journey down here while we are still on earth?
  All of the religions of this world pray to a god who does not 
exist or idols that are made of stone, wood, metal or whatever
 else is out there regarding the elements but in all due respect 
these gods (Notice I used a small "g") are dead and have no life
 in them.
  I like our main verse for this article. "Jesus saith unto him, I am 
the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, 
but by Me." John 14:6. People want to do their own thing. People
 don't like being told what to do even if it is for their own good, 
soul or eternity. They rather live in their sins and die in them as
 opposed to following Jesus Christ. There will be regret along 
with other sufferings because we can not live in our sins and 
expect to end up on the other side and not die in our sins.
  We have a choice. We should never underestimate the power
 of our own will. I can't call this a "Free" will because everything 
has a price tag but we need to pray to God for strength to make
 the right choices for life and the kingdom of God.
  We need to pray that the Holy Spirit moves within us because
 we will take the easy way out. That way has nothing to do with
 the kingdom of God. Our prayer will be answered by God and
 He will move in our hearts and life. May the blessings, comfort
and joy of the Holy Spirit be with you.