TURKEY PARDONED!

IT HAS BECOME A JOKING TRADITION FOR THE U.S. PRESIDENT TO ‘PARDON’ A TURKEY EACH THANKSGIVING. THIS IS DONE WITH FULL MEDIA COVERAGE ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN. THE BIRD IS SET FREE AND ‘PARDONED’ FROM THE FATE OF BEING A ROASTED BIRD ON SOMEONE’S THANKSGIVING TABLE. HOWEVER, YOU CAN RIGHTFULLY ASSUME THE PRESIDENT AND THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ACROSS OUR NATION WILL SIT DOWN TO MILLIONS OF FULLY COOKED TURKEYS WHICH WERE NOT PARDONED THIS THANKSGIVING. HAVE YOU BEEN PARDONED? HAVE YOU BEEN FORGIVEN OF YOUR SINS TO LIVE ETERNALLY? IF NOT, ARE YOU PREPARED TO DIE AN ETERNAL DEATH IN SATAN’S OVEN? THERE IS NOT A THIRD OPTION. YOU HAVE ONE OF TWO CHOICES. JESUS DIED FOR YOU. HE WILL TAKE ON ALL YOUR SINS AND GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN. ISN’T IT TIME TO BE PARDONED OF ALL YOUR SINS? JESUS WILL PARDON YOU. ASK HIM. “LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAY AND THE EVIL MAN HIS THOUGHTS. LET HIM TURN TO THE LORD AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY ON HIM, AND TO OUR GOD, FOR HE WILL FREELY PARDON.” ISAIAH 55:7...

ARE YOU SETTLING FOR LESS THAN ALL?

I RECENTLY WAS GIVEN A FREE CANDY BAR FOR MAKING A GROCERY PURCHASE. IT WAS PROMOTED AS BEING ‘DIET’ CHOCOLATE CANDY. WELL, IT WAS CHOCOLATE…SO IT HAD TO BE GOOD. RIGHT? WHEN I OPENED THE PACKAGE IT WAS THIN…VERY THIN. I STARTED COMPARING IT TO OTHER CHOCOLATE CANDY BARS….REAL CANDY BARS…NOT PROMOTED AS ‘SKINNY’ OR ‘DIET’. THE ‘SKINNY’ CANDY BAR CONTAINED HALF THE CALORIES SIMPLY BECAUSE IT WAS HALF THE WEIGHT AND HALF THE VOLUME! THIS INTERNATIONAL CANDY COMPANY SIMPLY USES HYPE TO PROMOTE ITS CANDY. THE ONLY THING ‘SKINNY’ IS THE AMOUNT OF CANDY IN THE PACKAGE. HOW ABOUT YOUR SPIRITUAL WALK? DON’T SETTLE FOR AN IMITATION OR LESS THAN THE REAL THING. GOD WILL NEVER GIVE YOU HALF OF HIS LOVE, GUIDANCE OR FORGIVENESS. GOD GIVES YOU ALL HE PROMISES….HIS FULL MEASURE. GOD PROMISED THROUGHOUT THE OLD TESTAMENT TO SEND A SAVIOR FOR THE WORLD. GOD DELIVERED ON HIS PROMISES. ALL THE PROPHESIES OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS WERE DELIVERED IN JESUS. GIVE YOURSELF TO JESUS 100% AND YOU WILL GET 100% OF JESUS…NO HYPE OR HALF TRUTHS. JESUS….TRUE TODAY AND FOR ALL ETERNITY…YOU GET HIS FULL MEASURE! “I AM COMING TO YOU NOW, BUT I SAY THESE THINGS WHILE I AM STILL IN THE WORLD, SO THAT THEY MAY HAVE A FULL MEASURE OF MY JOY WITHIN THEM.” JOHN 17:13...

THE DIFFICULT WE DO IMMEDIATELY, THE IMPOSSIBLE MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER!

THESE WORDS WERE ON A SIGN OF AN AUTOMOBILE REPAIR SHOP. WHAT A TESTAMENT TO THEIR WORK ETHICS! IN A TIME OF SEEING LESS QUALITY AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN OUR SOCIETY, THIS PROCLAMATION STANDS OUT. DO YOU DO THE DIFFICULT IMMEDIATELY? DO YOU TAKE ON THAT ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ TASK AND FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE? MAYBE, YOU JUST GIVE UP, CLAIMING IT IS JUST TOO DIFFICULT…OR…YOU HAVE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE? WHAT ABOUT THE MAJOR CHALLENGES THAT HAD NEVER BEEN DONE…THE FIRST BOAT TO FLOAT, THE FIRST AIRPLANE, THE FIRST AUTOMOBILE, THE FIRST SPACESHIP, THE FIRST SURGERY, THE FIRST VACCINE, THE FIRST BOOK WRITTEN, OR THE FIRST ELECTRIC LIGHT? ALL WERE CONSIDERED IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL SOMEONE DID THEM! SO, WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT COMPLETING A SIMPLE TASK? YOU CAN! ABRAHAM DUG WATER WELLS WITH NO MODERN EQUIPMENT, GOD’S CHOSEN WALKED THROUGH A PARTED SEA TO ESCAPE FROM EGYPT, THEN GOD’S PEOPLE CARRIED AND ASSEMBLED PIECE BY PIECE, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AN ENTIRE TEMPLE WHILE IN THE DESERT FOR OVER 40 YEARS. DO YOU KNOW OF A SCRIPTURE WITH GOD GIVING AN INSTRUCTION FOLLOWED WITH; “WHEN YOU GET AROUND TO IT.” OR “IF IT IS NOT TOO DIFFICULT FOR YOU.” WHATEVER THE TASK, YOU CAN DO IT! YOU CAN DO THE DIFFICULT IMMEDIATELY. YOUR IMPOSSIBLE TASK MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER. ‘HE REPLIED, “BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO LITTLE FAITH, TRULY I TELL YOU, IF YOU HAVE FAITH AS SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED, YOU CAN SAY TO THIS MOUNTAIN, ‘MOVE FROM HERE TO THERE’, AND IT WILL MOVE. NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU.”‘ MATTHEW 17:20...

I NEED MORE PATIENCE . . . I WANT IT RIGHT NOW!

DO YOU RELY ON AN INSTANT ENERGY DRINK? HOW ABOUT INSTANT COFFEE, OR INSTANT MASHED POTATOES? THERE IS EVEN AN INSTANT CALMING DRINK. DO YOU WANT INSTANT SUCCESS, INSTANT RICHES OR INSTANT HAPPINESS? SCRIPTURE TELLS US OF ABRAHAM AND SARAH WAITING UNTIL THEY WERE ALMOST 100 YEARS OLD FOR A SON. MOSES LED HIS PEOPLE FOR 40 YEARS IN GOD’S TIMING TO ENTER THE PROMISED LAND. EVEN IN THEIR IMPATIENCE, THEY WERE MORE PATIENT THAN MOST OF US. GOD’S BEST IS WORTH WAITING FOR. WHEN JESUS CAME AND FULFILLED ANCIENT PROPHESY, MOST REJECTED HIM. GOD SENT THE KING OF KINGS, BUT THEY WANTED A HUMANLY KING TO RULE FOR A FEW DECADES. GOD HAD SENT THE KING OF ETERNITY. TWO THOUSAND YEARS LATER AND OUR SOCIETY IS STILL ABOUT HOW QUICK WE CAN HAVE OUR INSTANT DESIRES. WE WAIT FOR JESUS TO RETURN….HE IS WORTH THE WAIT. WE NEED TO LIVE OUR LIVES IN PATIENCE AND HARMONY; DESERVING OF HIS LOVE. EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH THE PATIENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND TREASURE THE WAIT. ETERNITY IS YOUR REWARD. THE LORD IS NOT SLOW IN KEEPING HIS PROMISE, AS SOME UNDERSTAND SLOWNESS. INSTEAD HE IS PATIENT WITH YOU, NOT WANTING ANYONE TO PERISH, BUT EVERYONE TO COME TO REPENTANCE. 2 PETER 3:9...