Google+ Badge

Monday, August 25, 2008


My Latest TheologyAug 15, 2008 9:00 PMCategory: Faith
This post has been selec for display on the Community Pages what's this?
Featured On: MyFoxNY
In Christ we want to know more better of the Father through revelation of the Son in the Holy Spirit. Scripture reveals Christ within as we read of the Gentle Savior and make the heart connection to commit and abandon all to follow this Risen Christ Jesus. Having confessed we are sinners and having been saved by grace thereafter we worship God giving all the glory to Him. Kingdom of God principles Jesus taught in the Parables give us cause to reflect and apply to our lives. We want ears that hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. By a new and living way we are drawing near to God through the Blood of Christ in the New Covenant. We have this hope as an anchor of the soul both sure and steadfast. His Body was Riven for us that we might be made whole complete.
Have you met this Friend in person? There is a song called, "I am the Friend of God,... He calls me Friend!!!!" ...It goes, "Who am I that You are thinking of Me, that you love me..." I'm sorry excuse me folks, but I get emotionally stirred when I think in awe how God can be my friend. And He is, for I'm born from above. In heaven I will never think a wrong thought and I'll be able to walk through walls and be completely free of this life's encumbrances. Can we make the Word more practical and list entanglements that tempt us to sin? Can we not say, "Following Jesus is no picnic but we know Eternal Life is a gift of God by faith through grace, to those who call on the Name of the Lord." The race must be won to the end (Greek Teleiosis for the end of the process - perfection) and that means follow Christ withersoever He goes. It's not He that ends with the most toys wins. It's living up to the Holy Standards of God's Holiness until Christ calls us home. Until that time of confirmed righteousness just look unto Jesus the Alpha and Omega and be holy as He is Holy. Be one and love others with God's compassion. God gave us life and counts on us to be reborn to an Abundant Life in His Son, the King of Kings, Christ Jesus. "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, a bulwark never failing, He our helper amidst the throes of mortal ills prevailing."
Dave Candel :-)
Bethel Assembly Of God Church<-link to click
Add a Comment

Edit Delete
The following and afore are all scriptures in Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes with the word "hope" in them for you (Romans 8:31; Hebrews 6:16-18 are for your building up.) God is saying when we are without hope or despairing, "I am the Resurection and the Life," and without desires, "I want you to know I made you an overcomer, more than a conquerer, so discover your position as a king and a priest." "When you were a baby still with an umbilical cord I carried you, I loved you." "I took your sins away with a covering."
Psalms 31:24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.
Psalms 33:17 A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.
Psalms 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness,
Psalms 38:15 For I hope in Thee, O LORD; Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.
Psalms 39:7 ¶ "And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in Thee.
Psalms 42:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.
Psalms 42:11 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance, and my God.
Psalms 43:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance, and my God.
Psalms 62:5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.
Psalms 62:10 Do not trust in oppression, And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
Psalms 71:5 For Thou art my hope; O Lord GOD, Thou art my confidence from my youth.
Psalms 71:14 ¶ But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise Thee yet more and more.
Psalms 119:49 ¶ Remember the word to Thy servant, In which Thou hast made me hope.
Psalms 119:116 ¶ Sustain me according to Thy word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
Psalms 119:166 ¶ I hope for Thy salvation, O LORD, And do Thy commandments.
Psalms 130:5 ¶ I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.
Psalms 130:7 O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is lovingkindness, And with Him is abundant redemption.
Psalms 131:3 O Israel, hope in the LORD From this time forth and forever.
Psalms 146:5 ¶ How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the LORD his God;
Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.
Proverbs 11:7 ¶ When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, And the hope of strong men perishes.
Proverbs 13:12 ¶ Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 19:18 ¶ Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.
Proverbs 23:18 Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 24:14 Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 26:12 ¶ Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 29:20 ¶ Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Ecclesiastes 9:4 ¶ For whoever is joined with all the living, there is hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion.
Add a Comment

Why Is God's Love Good News? It's Beneficial!Aug 7, 2008 12:11 AMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete
Do you know for sure you're going to heaven? God loves you! Yes He does. He sent you His Son, His only Begotten Son to die for you on Calvary's cross. You can go free on God's ticket of grace to be saved and being in Christ. Become the disciple of Christ. Man is inherently evil, totally depraved, and radially corrupt. You need not teach a baby to sin, they know it. The Bible says, "All have sinned and fallen short of God's glory." Romans 3:23; John 3:16, "All we like sheep (of the shepherd) have gone astray, we have together turned aside and the Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:6.
All men are on one side and God is on the other side. John 3:17 says by the way,"For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through Him.
God said "Paid in full" and "account settled" when you put your faith and trust in Christ's sacrifice of His body to give you His brand of rightness and in right standing with God and peace with God. Justification: "just-as-if-I've-never-sinned" can be yours too if ""you" respond to God's call to salvation. Do it now if you want to.
Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless, perfect life, suffered an unjust death even by going to the cross. His crucifixion was unique because He did it for others being the sinless Son of God. He laid His life down to show us the example God is looking for. He took captivity captive and in His innocent Blood took on God's wrath for our sins. No one took His life from Him. He gave it. "For He made Him to become sin for us who knew no sin that we might be made the Righteousness of God in Him." II Cor. 5:21 God took His hat off and bowed and called us 'friend.' I'll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross, the chorus goes. Jesus satisfied the Holy demands of God. We have opportunity to receive Him and know God. If that isn't love then the ocean is dry, there's no stars in the sky, but Praise God, it happened.
Now it's up to us to confess we're sinners and accept Jesus Christ in our heart and know God by conitinually following the Risen Savior Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is given us as a seal. Grace is enough. We can't earn it, we receive it, this gift of salvation and take it by faith, and live anew like you did. It involves being born again and living for God serving Him and daily praying, witnessing, looking into the eyes of Jesus all the time. I pray you make your busy decision.
Dave Candel
Add a Comment

God Loves You -- Jeremiah 29:11-13; III John 2; Zephaniah 3:17Jul 18, 2008 4:37 AMCategory: Faith
Report This Post This post has been selected for display on the Community Pages what's this?
Featured On: MyFoxNY
The Gospel is good news! Is your life telling a joyful though at times tragic-filled story of God's glory and victory? It can. God loves you. He has good plans for you. Plans to give you hope.
God is not the same man trying to make his way home on a bus (remember The Odd Couple TV comedy?) But what if He 'became' one of us? I mean really become a human and dwell with us mortals? He did. He moved in on our sinful condition with compassion. He intervened out of pity on us like a good Father. And He led, not like a CEO but like a Good Shepherd should. He led people to the fountain of life in His own strong and meek but humble way. He loved us in a way that liberated us to become 'our best self.' Not to live a selfish way of life but a totally radical call to follow Him and worship Him as a learner/follower/disciple. You may wonder why people sacrifice so much to serve this Christ Jesus when they can't see Him with the naked eye but discern and they begin to serve and live by faith toward God and Jesus as if they were possessed of another Spirit of His Kind, the Holy Spirit. Yes Jesus came, and in a way they didn't expect the first occurance although they know He would fulfill prophecy when He did come. Three hundred thirty three or so scripture verses point (literally foretold) to His coming in details not possible to make up, but 27 authors were born along of the Holy Spirit to write as God gave them the breath and the words. They looked forward, we look back. Praise God! There is more evidence for the life of Jesus Christ than of anyone in history than of this one solitary life. He came at the fullness of time. He says in the dramatic present, "Ask of Me, and I will give you the heathen as your inheritance." The early church had many Jewish believers in Jesus their Messiah and convinced many and Gentiles shared their faith as well. The Gospel was well believed because these things were not done "in a corner."
Jesus will come back a second time to liberate creation from the bondage of futility and corruption to the freedom of the children of God. Have you made it to right standing with this King of Kings, Jesus, Who is God?
Personally have you had a personal crisis and confessed you were wrong before your Creator God and asked for forgiveness and for a new spiritual start with faith now in the Son of God/Son of Man, Jesus Christ? Hebrews 11:1 talks about 'now' faith and John 3 about "entering" God's Kingdom. In order for God's love to truly penetrate the eighteen inch barrier between your head and your heart you need to want to follow Christ as Savior and Lord individually and with no strings attached and with all your heart, soul, mind, & strength. Obey God not man and pray to repent: live out your faith in God's Risen Son raised to a born again existence with the Holy Spirit commitment and love and become His follower with obedience to a raised life. "Against You only have I sinned," David penned in the Psalms (51.) God's Voice spoken in and through God's Word to you will be the Holy Spirit's prompts to change your heart & life. And seek the Christ daily through the Spirit as you read His Word daily with a mind to follow and obey His words. You will find in God's joy in loving God today a new motive to live because you find a supernatural love for your fellow man that is motivated in God's agape love and remaining at the cross of Christ. You will take up your cross and follow Christ. God does a work on you to inside you surgically slit your throat (it belongs to Him anyway now) continuously (like an underdog lamb) with His two-edged sword to bless, The Word Of God, according to Hebrews 4:12, and perform heart surgery on you giving you by His scalpel a new heart that doesn't sin. Or more precisely, one that will never want to sin. God will give you a mirror to throw up to look at of yourself of where to follow and where to change your heart, life, and conduct. God will give you victory inside you for adversity and for your mistake making. I John 1:9 will get you help and keep you in fellowship and good shape as you pray daily. You look forward to every revelation of Christ inside. Jesus is the only way, the only method of truth, the true abundant life. Jesus Christ is in fact the loving heart of God, the practical expression of the Father God and His heart. O how He loves you and me!
And when you stand before Him someday you will hear, "Come you, enter, good and faithful servant. For you did what I asked you to, to those who were the unfortunate, those who were widows and orphans: the rest, on My right hand," and you will welcome Him and He will say, "Enter," and escort you in.
This is in a one to one relationship with God. "There are pleasures at His right hand forevermore. In His Presence is fullness of joy." You'll want to talk with God moment by moment day by day. That's in prayer approaching Jesus and everyone (else) on your knees. Every day will have enough troubles of its own. So be it. That's what amen really means. Amen to this at all times incomprehensible God, who moved first and intervened be glory, honor.. I say incomprehensible because say for instance, isn't the theology of the Trinity difficult for our minds to grasp? Also, how difficult for minds to fathom how God had to kill Himself in human form to satisfy His justice!?! He did. That's not open to interpretation for it all through scripture, a truth to transform you.
A help to find a church, thru link.
Live as though salvation is a Gift of God today truly and growing in character with faith and patience and with your zeal and efforts to live for God and God's glory with gazelle intensity you will be blessed according to God fighting your battles and leading you to overwhelmingly triumph in Christ in every situation Hebrews 6:10-20; Romans 8:37; Ephesians 2:7,8,9 and Joshua 1:9 and Phillipians 1:6;1:21;3:10;4:7,8,19. God loves you and so do I.
Dave Candel - Viva La Vida En Jesus Christ
p.s. Christ is how God will be revealed to us even in eternity. Are you washed in the Blood? If God be for us who can be against us?
Add a Comment

Having A Form Of Godliness...But..Jul 1, 2008 1:07 AMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete
When Jesus introduced the Kingdom of God He told us the truth about ourselves. We were to not sin and never to be like the Pharisees, Saducees, lawyers, and scribes in their indifference to compassionate behavior. We know God doesn't like hypocrites like they were which can mean a mask-wearer, someone not real, so live out your faith out loud with a sense of realism and gusto. Hypocrite comes from a word that means wearer of the paint. God loves you. You don't need the paint job.. Isn't His practical way He shows up in situations a real kick? I mean we know He's doing a work in people's hearts. Anybody who comes to God must believe that He is, and is a rewarder of them that do their do diligence to seek Him: they find Him. Our God says, "Choose you this day Whom you will serve.." People make mud out of money greediness but God keeps accurate records and wants us to know light can't dwell with darkness and so God can't stay under divided allegience. Will you serve God or money? Will you become His disciple today rather than the two masters? I have (I was four years old at the time,) I came to Christ and it's been the best decision I have ever made. It's more than fire insurance; It's an abundant life in Christ. He's much more than pictures of pasture in a children's Bible. I know Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father God but by Him. If your on this train bound for glory give a holler; It bears eternal results, to belong to God. How about sharing some comments and a bit about yourself for prayer purposes. I love you and I care about you. I'm open for God to do wonderful and great things but first to do whatever He has to do to get our attention. But I'll settle for revival like Ninevah had, thank you very much. How about the results? Out of this world! God wants your heart. He's already got your back as far as His part played at Christ's Death.
Bless be God. Continue to live by continually following the Lord Jesus Christ Who Died for your salvation and Is Risen to justify or validate your salvation into a newness of life, awareness of the Power of God to grab hold of, born again walk with God. This is after telling and confessing to God you mess up, because we all do (we've failed the Ten Commandments, lying, thieving, hating, and lusting.) We are sinners who need a Savior, Christ Jesus. He who calmed the storm with His word asks entrance to your heart. When you feel the urge to complain, and submit to earthly fears, just bow your head, and praise Him. He can work through those that praise Him. Praise the Lord. Follow the Raised, Risen Savior. It takes guts to live for God in a relationship because we are "in" the world, not "of" it. To not go by rules and regulations but to lead into the unknown just hanging on to grace and lips that speak grace, and mercy, kindness. Because it's not about rules and regulations though keeping boundaries is good nor is it about religion but it is relieving the oppressed and carrying equal balances and caring for widows and orphans Isaiah 58; Psalm 139 & Psalm 145 can help you in showing you the tenderness of our God, El-hoim which in Hebrew is a plural.
A haven of rest in Church as churches can be.<-link Dave Candel 4 Comments Add a Comment

Are ya Living or just existin' -- Zao, is God's kind of life Jun 13, 2008 5:12 PMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete

God loves you. He really does. Jesus is Risen. He is not here, He arose. Believe in the God who believes in you. Accept Christ as Savior and Lord. God is offering you a chance. God is offering you a narrow way but at times smooth and plain path to heaven and salvation. Every good person needs Jesus. We as believers even have to repent of our pharisaism and churchianity and religiousity lest we become as the scriptural Pharisees were (indifferent to people's needs.) But if God does not know you if you do not multiply your light and see Jesus Christ is the way to God so you obey Him then that life in the end, it was a life in vain lived.
That is why we need to read the Bible to know if it is God and God's way. The Bible is true to the one looking to know God in its portrayal of a Holy good God who hates evil and is wrathful. God is good above our highest known or unknown concept of goodness. God is not unjust to love you nor unrighteous to love you to cleanse you and to remember to give you space to repent Heb. 6:10; I John 1:9. Oh to know His goodness!
We all need to repent. God looks for the first sign of our change of mind. In some ways we can repent before God for our whole nation, America, who used to be great for the stand she took for God. But this is after you're saved in intercession. Save yourself from this untoward generation and understand that life is short. A short work God will make on the earth Romans 9. Life is short, fleetingly difficult to obtain in quailty, abundance, but God is good. He asks us what do we want in heaven and opened an ear and held out His arms to welcome man, and we crucified Him nailing Him to a tree cross because of our sin. Bible says, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree," Galations four. What more can God do for you than He has already done? He became sin Who knew no sin that we might become the Righteousness of God in Him II Corinthians 5:21. But He patiently waits for a response when He did everything in Jesus in His Blood shed for you to save you by the cross, if you would only react by getting salvation? Jesus is our Mediator to get to God. Even in love and thanksgiving living your rest of life by faith for Him through grace on a kneel in unceasing prayer and praise, and worship will only help if you know God. "For it is by grace through faith, the gift of God to be saved, not of yourselves, not of works, lest any man should boast." Eph. 2:7,8,9 How about it? Your sins exchanged for Christ's Righteousness. Then if you will salvation ensues. But it's no magic wave of a wand. This is your Creator unconditionally picking you up in your uncleanliness and holding you like a baby! With fear and trembling in fact we say gratefully "thank you" by donating our lives to a relationship with God. It's a relationship that's alive and makes one want to dance, weep, and bear other's burdens! You get filled up on different stuff and bring God into it. You worship before you do anything else. Sounds inviting? You bet it is.
The choice remains viable and open to hearts until you see the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ! Until then we are ambassadors for God's glory. II Cor. 4. We who are compelling you try to be servants who take the lowest rung of the ladder of service or lowest place in the galley of under-rowers of the belly of the ship. We are matadors (pointing others to Christ while we get out of the( Mexican Bullfighters) way.)
I was only a small child when I gave my heart to the Lord but I knew I had the goods. Jesus was the stuff and I knew I NEEDED Him. I surrendered my life, my whole future to lay them at His feet. At an altar with God I found the Lord's Presence near me. From closeness to Him, then on (age eight) I HAVE READ MY BIBLE DAILY, PRAYED TO GOD OBEDIENTLY, AND LOVED GOD AND MY FELLOW MAN. But it is by grace to be saved, the Gift of God and I know Jesus's Blood has saved my soul. But, my life is not in a state of heaven yet so my life becomes a thankyou letter to God by bearing fruit (Galations 5:22,23) and that is why by faith I have vision!! to live FROM Jesus Christ within! AND throughout eternity I'm going to praise Him. The Bible is Father's Love letter. Daddy's arms await to go about you...
And I'll live and reign with Him for all eternity. When Christ, Who is our life appears, then shall we also appear with Him in glory. As you have received Christ, so live in Him and walk in Him. May Jesus Christ be praised. Well, will you join God's family and repent just now? Talk it through with God aloud in prayer. We remember better when we say things aloud.
God hears the prayful righteous talk of a sinner who repents. You must confess you're a sinner and come up out the other side: a saint. A saint is one in God's Family who has said "yes" to God's salvation. You know what you must do. What must I do to be saved? "Believe on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ."
As living in the God kind of life, Zao, or Zoe, now, after repenting and becoming saved, we recognize Christ within and so being "in Christ" as of utmost importance to the standard of living as laid out in the Gospels and as Paul in the New Testament said to become and live up to more constantly and consistently. You will find the mind of God and Will of God for you in reading the Bible and you will begin to see people through His eyes. This is a good thing by giving you a new reason to live (born again?) like gaining a new motor in your car, stronger, faster, and trophy: His heart for others, His way of seeing with discernment them with compassion. Continue by following the Lord Jesus Christ Who Is Risen! The heart of God is for the hurting! Dave Candel
My church link
4 Comments Add a Comment

A Song: How Great Is Our God! & His Love!Jun 10, 2008 11:50 PMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete
A Song from Keith Green
My son, My son, why are you striving
You can't add one thing to what's been done for you
I did it all while I was dying
Rest in your faith, my peace will come to you
For when I hear the praises start
I want to rain upon you
Blessings that will fill your heart
I see no stain upon you
Because you are my child and you know me
To Me you're only holy
Nothing that you've done remains
Only what you do for Me
suggested by Davvvyc from beloved RC

Add a Comment
With reckless abandon they came to Jesus ChristMay 25, 2008 6:26 PMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete
God is love. God's love was such that He gave us life (for it is about life not existence) to test us to see if we would inch our way to Him to lay hold of Him even if there were distractions, divided hearts, cares of the world, or divided attentions spans. In spite of the crowds who wanted to share in Jesus (and there will always be crowds who want to do that) there were relatively few in number that wanted to be His followers/disciples at such a time as when Jesus could begin talking about following and discipleship after performing miracles.
Jesus' statements and mention of counting the cost, forsaking all, to follow Him, to be able to believe Him to be the Messiah, Son of Man, who is servant to man and minister to all, etc. all were irritating, to following Him. Jesus gave the positives of the Law in the sermon on the Mount. People found them hard statements to live especially if they had not been softened first by His goodness enough. To Jesus, miracles were a side issue to the heart matters when the temporal need was not immediate as much as He saw fit the eternal need. Jesus did not like to be called Master/Messiah for this reason.
He would go to the cross and rise from the dead in the Will of God to be seated in Heaven at God's right hand to go to that great length in the same direction of obedience to reveal His Sovereign but Risen purpose to obtain true Disciples of God in this grace age, and the preceding Covenants.
And when He arose from the dead over five hundred brethren (see I Corinthians 15) observed Him ascend to Heaven but where were they ten days later? Only one hundred twenty were in the upper room to be commissioned by our Lord and to wait for the Promise of His Father: The Holy Spirit which our Lord said was to come. (Jesus said, "I must go away, so that the Comforter, The Holy Spirit may come John 14-17.") Do you want more of the Holy Spirit? Ask God.
God wants us to go beyond the bread and the fishes of His provision and the tingling of the ears of hearing His sermons and allow Jesus Himself be the "first love of our life" and to embark on a journey of leaving the past behind for our Great Adventure of being born from above and following Jesus in a love life with God. And simply if we would go after Jesus's Gift for us with reckless abandon for Him and the calling from God, and pursue His cause, leaving sin and sinful things behind on a permanent basis behind and obtaining forgiveness from God (yeah! a benefit), they could have '"church" with their heavenly Father God, begin a new start, and fellowship with one another consistently so they could find in time fellowship and find the simple relationship God is after with them. Then they would too be reciprocating of what would fulfill them the most (their God-man relationship!) Jesus saves, keeps, and satisfies! It is so! Jesus promises to never leave you nor forsake you!
God is reaching out to you and if you will hear His Voice, don't harden your hearts (while it is still called Today,) but come to Jesus Christ Hebrews 3:15; John 3:16,17! His love is unfailing! His Chesed abounding! He has lovingkindness toward you. He will not fail you (to not accept you) in any way at all but He will throw the biggest party for you you've ever known for you this side of heaven or in a way life has ever been for you yet! Accept Him as Savior/Lord and live for Him and you can be His born crucified yet risen child Gal 2:20;Col 3:1 (there is a book, "Born Crucified" by L.E. Maxwell, a good fast, feast read.) God will put you right with Him. You will be blessed thorougly in your socks having known the way and not departing.
All of heaven rejoices when one sinner repents. And there is more eternal joy in heaven over one sinner who's repenting than over ninety nine just persons who need no repentance!
When a man found a treasure in a field He hid it in the ground and sold all he had to buy that field. Jesus said, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things will be added unto you" Mat.6:33. This is what that Kingdom treasure we can lay up in heaven can seem like. Nothing, no thing can corrupt it. It starts w/ love, joy, peace, (in God's forgiveness and from other's) and longsuffering (forbearance for others) that results in healing (Healing is Therapuo sounds like therapy in Grk?)
Jesus Christ will listen to you with meekness of heart and become your rest as you focus on His will & find your completeness (Hebrews 4:1ff.) and cause you to find Him if you look dilligently, the Savior and Lord of your soul, Jesus for your soul, real refreshment! Talk it over with Him. We're not selling the Gospel softsell nor talking about a never a bad thing happening to you so-called life but a well-balanced Christ - in - you, the hope of glory, life abundant Col 1:27; Phil 1:21;2:12,13. A more than a conqueror love from God sent to you from God Himself to firm up your spirit in Christ in victory will be yours also always as you're triumphing in Christ in every situation Roman 8:29-38. (This of course, for believers.)
These steps are to real peace with God in prayer, praise, worship, and driven purpose Rom. 5:1. Read Matthew 8:1-22 for Jesus's miracles' evidence. Even read, "The Pursuit Of God," by A.W. Tozer.
Jesus gave the signs of the Kingdom and then the calling to the Kingdom. His miracles were just a preview of the Kingdom. But right in the middle of all this power...Jesus thought... of as important: calling children to Himself for the blessing and the basics for disciples.
PEOPLE are Drawn to Jesus. The great PASSION of God is the unsaved. Jesus was sent to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10.) Jesus sees the crowd - He has compassion. The "crowds" come because of their needs. It is all about what they can get out of Jesus (Jn 6:26.) This is the major problem with the "Seeker Sensitive." People will always be drawn to those who will help. But, they will not stay when they don't get what they want!
Jesus knew it was time to leave! In the middle of the miraculous, God gets tough! He will use the blessing as a call to commitment. It is still here but are we increasing it? Jesus went from town to town and went asking for our hearts (today in the dramatic present...,) We can do this! We can come and abandon all, commit it all to His Hand... and forsaking all, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him. He arose!
Signs and wonders are part of LIFE in Christ. They follow obedience and preaching the word. Jesus can touch anyone...leper, Roman, even a man legion! Jesus had all authority to heal sickness!
It's not about the disease, but it's about the WORD! Jesus takes and carries them... Disciples learned: The heart of ministry to the hurting is Jesus. The Passion of the Heart of God is LIFE. Our ministry awaits..."
Paul said, "Follow me as I follow Christ." And, "Be imitators of Me."
Following Hard after God, tenaciously praying interceeding for you, your salvation... I am His servant, Dave Candel w/ help from beloved RC
Add a Comment

People Need The LordMay 14, 2008 4:05 PMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete
God likes you. He loves you but He also likes you! Isn't that great? He made us kings and priests unto God it says in Revelation. God created each one of us with a purpose. Happy is the man who knows his purpose and whom the Lord knows and to be envied above others. Psalm 139 says we were made fearfully and wonderfully. That is, by intelligent design. God loved us so much He sent His only Son to earth. He promised before He left earth for heaven again, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." In Isaiah He says, "I will uphold you with My victorious right hand."
His peace is not like this world's peace. Jesus said, "My peace I give unto you not as the world gives, give I unto you; let not your hearts be troubled neither let them be afraid."
Jesus went to prepare a place for us for where He is we can be also. This is John 14:1-4. He's been doing this for 2000 years. While patiently He is working He is in a harvest in need of willing workers. Jesus likes us to ask for specific items from Him to join His work and put a name on what we ask for. As laymen God love to do things for people. He delights in us and rejoices over us with singing. He will quiet us in His love and rejoice again over us with singing in His love and shouts of joy over us Zephaniah 3:17.
The preaching of the Gospel causes people to be freed from sin. If you need help and want a new beginning come to Jesus Christ and He will be your answer and fill your life with His Presence. His anointing breaks the yoke of bondage. This is where its at.
"I will worship with You all of my heart. I will praise You with all of my life. I will love You all of my days. You alone are worthy of all my praise." There is healing power in the Name of Jesus. Just at the mention of that Name you can fell a lot of problems.
Come to Christ and ask God for the forgiveness of your sins. You can be saved. Confess you're a sinner and ask God for repentence. Contrition is being sorry for what you do wrong before God. It's being sorry before God alone and how that is expressed to others. God will hear and forgive but surrender all. All who call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved. God will heal you if you need healing. If you have fear God will give you love. He will give hope with assurances (promises based on His Character, His Oath, and His Word.)
Love destroys fear because we know God loves us and His love does not disappoint us. God is love. He is being intimate. Intimacy with God is worth all the price of the tea in China. Come close God is saying through His Son ('s obedience.) "For if One died we know that He died for all that henceforth we should not live unto ourselves but unto God" (through Jesus.) If you want to know God personally bow your head and pray and ask God for forgiveness. Confess saying to God, "I'm a sinner," "I need a savior." And begin to trust in the Name of God's only Son Jesus for that covering from God of forgiveness. My Father's love letter will comfort (that's the Bible.) Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God Romans 10:17. Eternal Salvation is of God alone. All who call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.
Salvation be unto our God forever and ever. Amen. Be and do what the Son and the Holy Spirit tell you "in Christ" and Christ in you and in the Father where they list you (like a wind to a sail) (or a rudder and navigation GPS to a ship) and go on to discipleship to follow Jesus Christ. You must live a krinkly egg on you spotless clean but Risen life in Christ to God for the glory of God and the pure purpose to enjoy Him forever! This is right, true.
When your're saved you're in Him and raised to newness of life. Just as the same Spirit that raised Christ up from the dead by the glory of the Father (Romans 6:5), He by God's Power (Dunimus, sounds in Greek like the word for dynamite) will quicken or enliven or animate your lives to be complete and heal you progressvely to be Risen in Christ whole. Light like you've never known will flood your body and mind. Your heart will become spiritually discerning as you follow the Light, King Jesus!
2 Comments Add a Comment

Giving Expecting Specificly, but not generally: How?May 8, 2008 2:27 AMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete
God can only bless us as we totally surrender allegience to Him by obeying or doing what God in His Word tells us. The will of God is not always happiness but joy along the way. It's not just about money nor prosperity as some say this on TV mistakenly by Christian TV Preachers.We think of giving with expecting something when we think outside the box of obedience to His will. God has a usual way of working and we call this His way or better, His principle. When we honor by obedience to principle and specific do it we are rewarded "in the relationship" and that is first spiritually and if God wills, materially. It is not an option not to be givers nor obeyers but focus and concentration when life becomes bitter and we don't see the answers come (the way we want them,) becomes necessary. God has you and me in mind all the time because He loves you and me all the time: He's trying to get you in conformity with the image of His Son, Christ. So God may allow troubles and afflictions if it means a greater vessel for His use and a greater joy in heaven for you by deepening your character through suffering. Christ is going to take a stand for you but down on this earth you will be persecuted for doing right things. Jesus says we can make it because He overcame this world. He will live through you. You will recognize Him in your hearts. Just be sure you have identified with the Risen Christ in a relationship daily, by obeying, giving, trusting. By grace you are saved, not works however. Phil 3:10;I Peter 4:13,14; Col. 1:24; 2 Cor 9, 10.
"If you abide in Me (Jesus) and My words abide you, you will ask whatever you wish and it shall be done for you by My Father, so proving you to be My disciples." John 15
3 Comments Add a Comment

You Can't Out Give God - What A ProspectMay 3, 2008 5:05 PMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete
I believe in our giving we all could be more improved givers, more generous with our talent, treasure, and time for others and other's benefit, and the church of Jesus Christ. Are you ministering to God first? Are you familiar with Abraham's giving 10% to Melchizedek who was a type or foreshadowing of Christ Jesus, a priest with no beginning or ending the Bible says in Genesis? Abram paid tithes this way. Melchizedek means king of Righteousness and/or king of Peace (Salem). He had no beginning and no ending, an epiphany in the Old Testament of Jesus Christ in fact He is Hebrews 7:1-ff. Abraham the receiver of the promises worshipped and paid tithes to Melchizadek who blesses him, as scripture says, "the lesser is blessed by the greater." We hear in the Book of Malachi, God says, "you have robbed me," and we said, "where Lord?" "in tithes and offerings God says." There is a qualifier which means the act of robbing God was wrong but then the promise comes as promises do come with conditions visa vie.
"God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants," it says in Psalms if we put God first as Lord which means Master-King; Ruler, Master, and Reigner over all our decisions and thereby give 10% to our local church in obedience. Delight in Him and He shall give you the desires of your heart Psalm 37:4; God's desire is for you Hebrews 6:16-18. Jesus is God if you follow the Biblical revelation and the many internal proofs of it within the Bible itself. You can rest assured its throughout the Word of God.
This is God's spiritual principle in Malachi "Prove me now herewith says the Lord, if I will not open to you the windows of heaven and give you a blessing you cannot contain to overtake you and bless you." He only asks us to trust and obey and make Him Lord and obey Him (and there is where we need to do diligence.) Like Abraham found, God becomes provision to us like Gen. 22 Jehovah-Jireh.
I practice this in my life by principle by asking God squarely for what I want and need and live with the consequences of TRUSTING GOD with the results. (In whatever form Jehovah-Jireh might answer) I give and sow my tithes and offerings into His Kingdom (at His storehouse) and work (at my church, His Vineyard) and to the poor as unto God. I talk to God throughout the day as to what His will is and then do it. He knows my needs. Dialogue with God is important as intelligently dilligently I seek Him and He honors us as we honor His Presence. He is worthy of all Power and all Praise. Specific answers come.
As we give generously and sow bountifully giving portions to seven or eight and in direct proportion to that generous feeling usefully we reap bountifully as we follow through and give. And it is according as we're able and not according to what we don't have! But none of this is possible "in the Power of the Holy Spirit" unless one becomes born again new birth, born from above! We don't seek rewards but we gratefully serve however for the prvilege of dedication to Him. By relationship we enjoy God forever and this is the natural result See John 3, I Corinthians 15:-1-7; We consider Him who gave resistance to sin to the point of shedding blood and so faint not at well doing and so reap a harvest of bountiful blessings & fruit in accord with repentance Galations 6:9;5:22,23.
2 Comments Add a Comment

Life in Christ: No Bed Of RosesApr 29, 2008 12:05 AMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete
I want to add that the Christian Life is no bed of roses nor is it a feel good all the time prospect. It is also a life of blessing and great joy as we explore and discover Who God is within the crucified "rose" experienced blessing of God's forgiveness. Many have taken the Savior as their Lord and have this joy.
Of course no one can in the flesh muster enough stoicism to physically, emotionally nor intellectually stop sinning in themselves, but God says that if you've done it once, you've failed the entire law. Sin once, entire law broken in other words.
Christ gives a newness life. He says chuck the old brains and He will plant His new born again nature and all things will become new: new heart, new spirit, newness of life. Solomon said, "much study is a weariness to the flesh." So let's see if we can experience God's character rather than gather a bunch of facts. To know God you must read New Testament words and find Christ.
God knew man would do this (sin or fail) so He ordained faith and a substitution only He could provide (Christ's Death.) We call this salvation or being saved. Man will in his spirit acknowledge he/she is wrong before God and repent in this. Metanoia is the Greek for repent. It means to change the mind a hundred and eighty degrees about sin. To go about-face. To stop sinning.
God draws us and we come to Christ and turn the switch to believe and He gives faith to believe unto salvation which He Himself provided the way for, Jesus being God, being the way, the truth, and the life, God's propitiatory sacrifice Lamb. On the basis of one act by God we become His children and are saved. This is a seal in God's eyes. That act of sealership was Jesus's atoning Death on the cross. We must apply it to our life and then follow the Risen Christ. We must love God. Follow Christ. You can't lose for winning.
God lets those who believe claim His Right Living (a word for His Righteousness) for they "by His Power (Dunamus in Greek, and it sounds like dynamite) become God's children" in John 1:12 as they turn from all known behavior of sin and attitude to accept Christ inside as the Name above all names and personal to them. "Come let us reason," God says in Isaiah 1 to be saved, "Though your sins be as red as scarlet they shall be white like wool or whiter than the snow." God loves us but only in Christ being "in Christ" can we obtain victory over this world (and over sin) and be ready for the next life. Attend church for this more and more.
True there is great benefit to knowing God aright but you will see trouble and troubles like no one else has (unique and intimate to you.) It is truly right to follow Jesus. Being in His hand is blessing. Risen and following after the Holy Spirit you're being and doing right before God. This feeling is so great, so macro-cosmic (Hebrews 6:10-20) it is the wisest thing you can do for yourself and eternally satisfying to the mostest feeling of resurrection in Him. But getting to the crux of the Gospel Jesus is God and suffered in the flesh like you and me to the greatest extent humanly identifying humanly possible and without sin absolutely and positively right became a Perfect Savior (and Perfect High Priest), because He suffered rightly to follow God arightly and point men to God pleasing perfectly.
And He had the authority and power to do signs and miracles and wonders and healings which His disciples could do & emulate, and proving His Deity He became the Eternal Author of our salvation because He is and was God. And, He is Risen! The Tomb is empty! Jesus is alive.
He died righteously so indestructibly and unjustly as well having curiously & furiously determined to do God's will and go to the cross die an unjust death (watch The Passion of Christ movie, He gave up His Life: no one took it from Him) He became innocent of the charges made against Him crucified by others vicariously so we could be made whole and witness to His goodness and mercy as sons! Do you have Him inside of you? God is a reality we must deal with before we die. Hearts are in the balance.
We are misled when we follow the cynicism of the media and this world system & have unholy alliances and fail to gain eternal wisdom to follow Christ and so begin to see God's plan of the ages or blueprints in His Word with true discernment. You can open the morning paper and see the signs of the times right out of Matthew 24 and Revelation. May God open the eyes of our understanding of our heart to become the friend of God. May we turn from sin wholly and follow God. May we honor him to whom honor is due, Jesus, by committing our lives to Him, to live for Him. We were bought at a Price. Therefore glorify God. Count the cost to follow and pay it. Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.
"I AM SURE" is a song by Michael W. Smith and if we read to the "end of the Book...," another song same a disciple, follow Christ.
27 Comments Add a Comment

He Gave Me A Brand New LifeApr 15, 2008 12:25 AMCategory: Faith
Edit Delete
Have you ever wanted to start over? I mean, live on air and come out of the cocoon a butterfly instead of a meal worm? The Bible says, "All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned everyone to his own way and the Lord has laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53 I have been saved, that is, have a personal relationship, not religion, with my Savior, Jesus Christ and through Him to God.
You don't need a reformed life but we need a transformed life from the inside out. God loves you and you can be sure of Jesus dwelling inside if you agree (homologeo in Greek) with God in prayer that you are wrong before Him a sinner and have missed the mark.
Then agree with God His mercy and grace covers you takes away your sin and you are forgiven! Live your rest of your life a disciple of Jesus Christ and for God, knowing you are in the Kingdom of God here saved by accepting the substitute of Christ's Death as atonement for your sins. Just agree you're a sinful sinner wrong before God but He will bury your sins in the sea then(where no one can dig them up.)
God takes your word (about your faith in Him) and combines it with Jesus's promise to raise you up resurrected, a new person with a new heart, lifestyle, and new spirit in Him.
Just by faith believe God is right, Holy, good, but He needs to be wrathful against evil and sin and just as such, He is Righteous and Just to forgive you your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
You become a butterfly instantaneously God having separated what you do in sin from who you are being, loved unconditionally by Him now so you quit sinning. If you genuinely come to Christ to God this day you never have to go back to your former way of life again. Just jump the pond into God's arms. It's an about face from sin and then against the grain life, when you leave sinful ways, take up your cross and follow Christ, this life in the Son losing your life to find it in God's Kingdom of grace but you will bear fruit in keeping with repentance as you grow in the grace & knowledge of Christ & the truth. Who you are in Him, called, chosen, and promised promises to become in Him near, you stand in the mirror, God's Word the Bible, complete and near Col.2:9.
Tell someone else about what you have done if you prayed just now for salvation & share your experience of salvation so then you will be solidified in a root system in God established over time and you will begin to show love for God by showing evidence of God's mercy to you by doing in a love walk with Him justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with your God.
Jesus said through St. Paul, "There is now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus," for they leave the sinful life behind & "I am come that they may have life and have it more abundantly." Romans 8:1; John 10:9,10 People outside the faith are condemned already by their own consciences. They literally suppress knowledge of God to continue to practice sin.
"Wide is gate that leads to destruction but narrow is the way that leads to life and few there be that find it!" I have known the Lord since the age of four and have never looked back. I am blessed! He put a new man in my shoes. Yes there is a heaven and hell and you can be sure if you're on the right road. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! As partakers of His Divine Nature you do right things now because of being in right standing with God and this is rightness from God that will become naturally what you want to accomplish in His Standard (His will as laid forth in the Word of God,) He performing it through you every waking moment Romans 3:19,21;5:1; II Peter 1:1-6ff. Isaiah 26 says, "I (God) will perform and accomplish for you." Eph. 2:10 says,"you are His workmanship, (Greek word poema like the word, poem) and were ordained beforehand unto good works."
2 Comments Add a Comment

LET me introduce myself. I'm Dave C. from Franklin Square, N.Y. I'm a Blood-washed born again Child of God, believe in the Gift of Righteousness found in God's Son, take a stand for a new standard, Christ's righteousness & make no apologies for it. I attend church Services at an Assemblies Of God church: Bethel Assembly Of God Church from Franklin Square. I've accepted Christ as my personal Savior and Lord. I was four. Being all God wants me to be is a part of my all-calling I'm pursuing in God to be a minister and to minister to God first. As a minister of reconciliation as a layman I'm loving being single and agapetotes freed up love from God to 'laleo' (Greek word for to gossip or chirp) the Gospel to my family and church family. I Algebra tutor math to a twelve year old child next door to me. As well I'm a Gideon who distributes Bibles to many needy locations and peoples, am a substitute High School Teacher, and have a Bachelor of Science's in Chemistry. God's unconditional love is totally awesome. I rejoice evermore. I witness with all-joy to My Jesus My comfort, and shelter for he has taken my sins away! W/o Him we can do nothing. With Christ we can reign in God and in life to all possibilities from God's radical grace in Him Romans 5:17;8:1,28,37;12:1,2. What the Lord has done for me He can do for you. He has made something... beautiful... out of my life! Long live King Jesus! You are mercy to me! Godliness with contentment is great gain. Riches will fade away. My utmost for His highest. El Elyon is "God Most High," His title in the Old Testament. God gives us gold. silver, and precious stone! What must I do to be saved? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Then follow Christ.Edit

Member Since: 4/14/2008
Post a Comment