John 5:19-25

John 5:19-25 NASB
Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

Notes — Today please just read over this beautiful passage of Scripture and allow it to soak in. For tomorrow we will begin to digest this passage. May God Bless the reading of His Word both now and forever more. Amen.

Blessings,
Pastor G

Genesis 6:8

8-But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Notes verse 8 — If God had not found favor with Noah. We would never exist. If God were to base this same decision upon your life, would we still be here? May God find favor in His people just as He did with Noah. Save us Lord, save us.

Blessings,

Pastor G

Genesis 6:7

7-The Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.”

Notes verse 7 — God had enough. He was ready to erase from history mankind and even the animals. God said, ” for I am sorry that I have made them.” I can not imagine the pain He must have felt when He said those justified words. The longer I ponder on this thought the more thankful I am that He changed His mind.

Blessings,

Pastor G

Genesis 6:5

5-Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Notes verse 5 — When sin entered the world it infected us to our core. It struck our heart and mind with evil. In doing this we became a great disappointment to God who is always watching us. This verse begins with the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth. When I think about this statement from God I become increasingly curious as to how today’s society compares to that point in time. God saw only evil continually. I wonder what He sees now when He looks at us. I thank God He gave us His Son Jesus as our advocate. What does God see when He looks at you? Jesus or evil. I challenge you to spend some time thinking and praying about your own life and walk in this life.

Blessings,

Pastor G

Genesis 6:5-8 From Anger to Grace

Genesis 6:5-8 (NASB)

5-Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6-The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7-The Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8-But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Read and pray over these few verses today.

Blessings,

Pastor G

Joshua 1:9

9-Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Notes verse 9 — We will never have to fear the things of this world. Jesus Christ has already overcome the world. We are promised yet again that God is with us no matter where we go. Knowing this truth will help us to be strong when we feel weak. This truth will bring us courage in times of uncertainty. When God commands, He also brings promise that anything is possible with Him. Praise be to God our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen.

Blessings,

Pastor G

Joshua 1:8

8-This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

Notes verse 8 — This has become one of my all time favorite verses in the Word of God. We are commanded by God to keep His Word always within us. The word meditate here means to murmur. Murmur means to talk about or gossip about the Word all the time. Why should we do this? First, God commanded it. Second, it will help you remember the Word of God. We will learn how to live the way God intended if we are careful to follow what the Word says to do. If we do these things, then we can receive the promise from God that our lives will be prosperous and successful in the eyes of God. How often do you talk about the Word of God? How much time do you invest in learning the Word of God? How would you define a successful life in the eyes of God? Spend time today evaluating your walk with God and be honest with yourself. God wants you to be what He called you to be.

Blessings,

Pastor G

Joshua 1:7

7-Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.

Notes verse 7 — Be strong here means to stand firm and not give up. The very courageous portion means that he will experience opposition in its various forms. Therefore he needs to be prepared to face the challenges that are ahead. The law of God was being passed down to Joshua from Moses who received it straight from God. God was reminding Joshua that as long as he stayed the course and followed the Laws of God he would be successful. I love how God puts it out there as turning from it, it being the law. Meaning there is only one way, one direction that must be followed. There must not be any veering off course. No right or left, but straight ahead. If you find yourself veering off course and hanging out in a shady area instead of in the light. Repent and ask God to help you stay on track.

Blessings,

Pastor G

Joshua 1:5-6

5-No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. 6-Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

Notes verses 5-6 — God said, “I will”. This is a promise that still rings true today just as much as it did the moment He said it to Joshua. “I will be with you.” “I will not fail you.” “I will not forsake you.” “No man will be able to stand before you.” “You shall give this people.” “God swore to their fathers to give them.” “Be strong.” “Be courageous.” God gave Joshua eight statements of instruction and promise. We sometimes forget that we are serving and worshiping the same God that spoke these powerful words to Joshua. God was in a way giving Joshua a pep talk. He was encouraging him and assuring him that he was not alone. Remember Joshua was a simple stone cutter before he became the leader of epic proportions. Everyday God speaks to us. Even though we may not get a burning bush or talking donkey moment. He still speaks. I have gone through times in which I felt that God had abandoned me. I thought He had failed to keep His promises. What I did not realize at the time was that God was allowing me to experience what He feels when I abandoned or forget about Him. God had never left my side and He had not failed me. It was simply a time of refinement in my life. This experience became a painful, depressing, and glorious moment. With each stage of the experience I would find myself questioning why me. Then it hit me that God had counted me worthy enough to go through the refinement process. God had chosen me to be refined. This verse brought me great comfort and assurance that the “I Am” would follow through with His “I Will”. Knowing this information did not bring me comfort, but Believing what I knew brought me through. What do you believe?

Blessings,

Pastor G