“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 )
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
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 ?
Living a Godly life leads to persecution.
On Today’s Episode :
A woman is healed on the Sabbath Day from a disabling spirit.
She could not stand up straight.
She was bent from pain.
The enemy had her bound for over 18 years.
BUT, JESUS restores and heals her. He set her free!
She was able to praise God and People were able to see glorious work.
October is Domestic Violence Month.
My journey with abuse has been hidden for 20 years. No more silence!
Abuse is not just physical. Inform yourself. Get Out! Speak out!
Move from Pain to Peace
Jesus went to the cross to overturn the power of sin in your temple.
What do you need Jesus to drive out and overturn in your life today?
Joseph had a place to weep
His place was private
Sis, do you have a place to weep and give your cry to Jesus?
When was the last time you had a good gut wretching cry?
We can give it to Jesus and wait for Him to respond
Weeping is only for a moment. Joy is on the way.
In order to pour, the seal must be broken.
The women with the alabaster jar had to break the jar to pour the oil onto Jesus to prepare Him for burial.
They thought that she been wasteful.
She was WORSHIPPING!
They wanted to GAIN
She wanted to GIVE!
No one saw her like Jesus! He stood up for her. He honored her as noble!
She gave what she could!
Sis, Give Him what you can.
What is covering or closing your worship?
In order to pour Sis, You have to be broken and filled with the sweet aroma of Jesus. The finest perfume ever! So that you can pour and anoint others!
Americans spend $20.7 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day. Jesus spent a day on the Cross costing him his very life to purchase you the best Valentine’s gift: Eternal Life!
You get to choose your spouse or boyfriend. You also get to choose to surrender to Jesus.
Have you accepted the offer from the greatest Sweetheart to Be His!
Happy Valentine’s Day, Sis!
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
ROMANS 6:23 AMP
Are you reaping life or death? Slave of God or sin?
Warning: long but necessary
Love you sister!
For unto us a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us…… Sister, He came for you and He gives Himself to you! Will you give yourself to Him this Christmas?
Today’s Episode: Isaiah 9:6
Are you looking for The Star or glancing at little twinkle lights of the world?
In this episode, I share from Matthew 2:7-11.
- God sent the Star to guide us
- We must search carefully for the Star
- Rejoice and Worship the Star
- Give the Star your life
Jesus is the BRIGHT Morning Star!
Merry Christmas From GloriBites
We see the power he has over the elements
Romans 1:20 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
20 For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse.
- God directs the snow
Job 37: 6-7 “He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down. Then everyone stops working so they can watch his power.
Psalm 147:16 New Living Translation (NLT)
16 He sends the snow like white wool;
he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes.
- He stores it in His storehouses
Job 38:22 New Living Translation (NLT)
22 “Have you visited the storehouses of the snow
or seen the storehouses of hail?
- Shows us the purity of white and a picture of what He does to our red sin
Psalm 51:7 New Living Translation (NLT)
7 Purify me from my sins,[a] and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Isaiah 1:18 New Living Translation (NLT)
18 “Come now, let’s settle this,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
I will make them as white as wool.
- Snow is a provision, a watering source for food and causes growth for the farmer.
Isaiah 55:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
10 “The rain and snow come down from the heavens
and stay on the ground to water the earth.
They cause the grain to grow,
producing seed for the farmer
and bread for the hungry.
- Jesus appearance is likened to snow his clothes his hair
Revelation 1:14 New Living Translation (NLT)
14 His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire.
Matthew 28:3 New Living Translation (NLT)
3 His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.
Psalm 46:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
The Message Translation states He has snow and hail stockpiled for times of trouble.
Have you ever traveled to where snow is made,
seen the vault where hail is stockpiled,
The arsenals of hail and snow that I keep in readiness
for times of trouble and battle and war?
We also build our “stockpiles” for times of trouble. Bring on the bread and milk? What if God is using the snow to show us something needs purifying in us? What if he wants us to see his Power and show our need for Him in time of trouble?
His warnings are apparent.
Snow is symbolic for cleansing Isaiah 1:18
He cleans us white as snow.
He wants to settle with you Sister and clean you as pure and beautiful as the snow you see today in the Carolina’s. He is saying Come. I will make (insert your name) as white as snow.
We need purification
We need his power
We need his provision
We need to pause and Consider Him