Month: September 2010

A New Chapter has opened by the Power of the Holy Ghost

My time is here; the turning I see…God will forever love me! Hope has arrived and is riding me out of this awful and costly mistake. Reality is set, the truth is now clear. After so many warnings, like the song of the fighter, “There’s no easy way out”. Today, in this new beginning, I find myself repenting for trying to make something out of something that should have never been.

Testimony: Escaping from the Trap of Adultery on a Rainy Friday Afternoon

The rain continued as I stopped at a gas station to fill up my car. Not even ten seconds after my last amen; while I was still wiping the tear out my eyes; a seemingly innocent woman approached me. She told me that she needed to get home to her kids, but her friend that was supposed to pick her up failed to do so. She added that she was just a few miles from the station and asked if I could give her a ride. Without thinking I say “Yes, no problem!” Within seconds of getting in my car, this woman was offering herself to me sexually; her demeanor totally changed. She touched my arm and my flesh cried out: “Glory!”

Facing ‘Dry-Bone’ Situations

Habitually, I did a devotional with my children and discussed with them the amazing story of Ezekiel and “The Valley of Dry Bones.” I told my children that I was feeling inspired to write a fictional story of a soldier that died and whose bones were also in that valley. I started working on the story with difficulty, but was able to write some things down. My son, Angelo; without my knowing, was also working on developing a similar story. I then asked Angelo, to put our materials together. We discussed the focus of the story and I am amazed by how similar our writing styles are! My son is the editor of many of my writings and I am very proud that God was so gracious to give us this fictional story together. I hope you enjoy the story and that you find yourself inspired and strengthened as you face your own valley of dry bones.

Men, It’s Time to Come Out of the Closet!

I feel as if there is nothing you can do to me that can even come close to the damage I have already caused to me, my family and the generations to come. These generational curses do get worst with every generation! But I am hopeful, very hopeful, that God will turn this thing around for good; because I know He is merciful, I know I love Him; and most importantly, I know He loves me and He wants the best for me and for you. Perhaps, He is already turning things around as I write these words.

Men, it is time to come out of the closet! This specific teaching is to all heterosexual men in the church, who are giving their secret place to sexual immorality.

You Are My Abba!

Thank you God, because when I am broken, you put me back together with your loving hands with a vision for my future. Thank you God, because in the cold and terrorizing nights of the desert you hide me under the shadow of your wings. Thank you God, because when the desperation from the heat of my tribulations consumed my will to continue, you pick me up and carry me through the seductive sands of giving-up. Thank you God, that your Living Word is greater than the words of death from my enemies.

The Most Dangerous False Prophet

The warning today is not to emphasis in being careful with the apostasy that is taking place out there; even as we should be indeed careful. My brother and my sister, the warning today is for us to be careful that we do not become our own false prophet by following the wickedness of our own hearts, even when our decisions appear harmless. It seems like when we follow our deceitful hearts, we become the most dangerous prophet of them all.

The Transforming Power of Salvation

The idea that there is another way to salvation, other than through Jesus Christ and that we can be saved today and continue business as usual tomorrow, can’t be further from truth. My concern, as it refers to our churches, is that they are watering down the truth of the Gospel trying to accommodate a more secular and less “offensive” approach.

The following twelve points should challenge all of us, as Christians and leaders, to review our own salvation and how we define and present the Gospel to a lost humanity. I should also add that the Holy Spirit play a center role in every step:

The Mystery of Suffering Part 3

As we close this three part series on The Mystery of Suffering, it is time now to explore the reasons why we suffer. God will never let us down; there is indeed light at the end of this long tunnel of pain. It is my prayer that these verses will speak to your soul and serve as weapons of encouragement for your spirit and as weapons of destruction to the enemies devises against you. The following are eight reasons for suffering in our lives: