TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

What Man is Best For You

What Man Is Best For You

You deserve a man after God’s own heart, not just a boy who goes to church.

Women, don’t settle for anything but God’s best for your life. Wait patiently for a true man of God as a life partner. Be careful; good looks and feelings can be deceiving. Trust in God to bring the right person, at the right time. He loves you and know what man will bring you the greatest happiness and joy.

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and he will act. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” – Psalm 37:4-7

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CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

 

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TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

A Beautiful Soul

A Beautiful Soul

A beautiful face will age and a perfect body will change, but a beautiful soul will always be a beautiful soul.

“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7

The world focuses on what people look like on the outside. God focuses on what people look like on the inside. Do you put more time and effort into being attractive on the outside or the inside? While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look attractive to your mate, you need to make sure your priorities are in order. God would rather see us work on the inner man – on the inside – than only on our facade. Are you spending quality time with God everyday and allowing Him to transform you into the beautiful image of Christ?

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CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

VIDEO

Do Not Commit Adultery

Watch this 5 minute video from Prager University about why adultery is so devastating to the family unit and our society.

Why do the Ten Commandments single out adultery as particularly harmful? Because adultery can destroy the foundational unit of a society — the family. If exposed, adultery leads to sense of betrayal. If hidden, it forces the offending spouse to lie. Children are often the unintended victims. This may be one of the most difficult Biblical laws to follow, but it’s also one of the most important.

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VIDEO

Indescribable

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From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Incomprable, unchangeable,
You see the depths of my heart and you love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

 

HEALING

Health and Salvation by the Name of Jesus

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“It is his name—that is, by faith in his name—that this man was healed whom you see and know. Yes, the faith that comes through Jesus has given this man this perfect health in the presence of all of you all.” – Acts 3:16

After Pentecost, the paralytic man was healed through Peter and John at the gate of the temple. It was “in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth” that they said to him, “Rise up and walk,” and as soon as the people in their amazement ran together to them, Peter declared that it was the name of Jesus which had so completely healed the man.

As the result of this miracle and of Peter’s discourse, many people who had heard the Word believed. The following day, Peter repeated these words before the Sanhedrin, “By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth… does this man stand here before you whole”; and then he added, “There is none other name under heaven.., whereby we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12) This statement of Peter’s declares to us that the name of Jesus both heals and saves. We have here a teaching of the highest import for divine healing.

We see that healing and health form part of Christ’s salvation. In heaven even our bodies will have their part in salvation; salvation will not be complete for us until our bodies shall enjoy the full redemption of Christ. Why then should we not believe in this work of redemption here below? Even already here on earth, the health of our bodies is a fruit of the salvation which Jesus has acquired for us.

We see also that health as well as salvation is to be obtained by faith.

The tendency of man by nature is to bring about his salvation by his works. While for the body, he makes use of well-known remedies; why then should he seek for divine healing?
Happy is he who comes to understand that it is the will of God to heal; that God wills to manifest the power of Jesus, and also to reveal to us His Fatherly love; to exercise and to confirm our faith, and to make us prove the power of redemption in the body as well as in the soul. Oh, let us believe in the name of Jesus!

Wherever the Spirit acts with power, there He works divine healings. If divine healing is seen but rarely in our day, we can attribute it to the unbelief of worldlings and the want of zeal among believers. Let us pray earnestly for the Holy Spirit, let us place ourselves unreservedly under His direction, and let us seek to be firm in our faith in the name of Jesus, whether for preaching salvation or for the work of healing.

A prayer for healing

Dear heavenly Father, grant us healing today as in the days of Pentecost, so that we may glorify the name of Jesus. It is sad to see how little the power of His name is recognized today, how little it is the end of preaching and of prayer. Grant us the treasures of divine grace, of which Christians deprive themselves by their lack of faith and zeal, which are hidden in the name of Jesus. Awaken our consciences, and bring our hearts to obedience. We know, oh God, that you are ready to manifest the all-powerful healing of Your Son, and to do it in a striking way in body as well as in soul. Let us believe it for ourselves, let us believe it for others, for the circle of believers around us, and also for the Church in the whole world. Let us ask great things in Jesus’ name, counting on His promise, and we shall see You still do wonders by the name of Your holy Son.

I thank you, my Lord Jesus, that You are both the Savior of my soul and the healer of my body. Amen.


The following message is by Andrew Murray from the book “Prayers for Divine Healing.” It is edited by Luis Joseph Castle. © Copyright 2017 Chosen of God Ministries. To order, visit our bookstore at: https://chosenofgod1.wordpress.com/category/store/

TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE

The Dichotomy of Peter

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The apostle Peter is an example of how we, as born again Christians, often experience the dichotomy of living according to both the old carnal self and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. One minute we can be acting like the most godly people, but the next minute, we can be the most carnal and contemptible persons.

When Jesus asked His disciples what they thought of Him, one said this or that, but only Peter gave the right answer. He said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus said to Him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 16:14-17

One moment Peter was so full of God that he rightly declared that Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus was so impressed with his answer that He blessed Him among His other disciples. Yet, on another occassion, Peter was so full of the Devil that Christ had to rebuke him and say, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me.” – Matthew 16:23

Why does this happen to us too?

Because inside each of us are two natures: The old nature, and the new nature, which are opposed to each other. How we think and act depends on which nature we yield ourselves to. The apostle Paul admonished us to:

“…let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other…” – Galatians 5:16-17

Notice that he says, these two forces are constantly at war within us, trying to control our thoughts and behavior. That is why we struggle as Christians. Part of us wants to do good, but another part of us wants to do evil.

Who are you allowing to control your life? The old nature? Or, the new nature? Today, Make a conscious decision to permit the Holy Spirit, and not the sinful flesh, to be in control of your life. As you do, you will eventually live in harmony with God’s will and progressively be transformed into the image of Christ.

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CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES

 


 

EVENTS

Unwrapping God’s Gift To You

Happy HolidaysThis holiday season is characterized by joy, peace and goodwill towards others and the giving of gifts. It truly is a wonderful time of year for family and friends to get together and share the spirit of Christmas!

Yet, the greatest gift of all was given to us over 2,000 years ago when Jesus Christ, the Messiah, was born so that He could become the Savior of all who believe in Him.

“For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

The real reason for the Christmas season is to remind us – and others – about the Good News that God gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as a free gift to a lost and hurting humanity who needed salvation.

We unwrap this gift by placing our faith in the Son of God and receiving Him as the Lord and Savior of our life. This gift of pardon from our sins is available to all, regardless of where we’ve come from or what we’ve done in the past. Too many celebrate Christmas without accepting His free gift of salvation. God’s gift goes unwrapped year after year after year.

How about this year? A fresh new start is available to you today. Won’t you unwrap God’s free gift to you? Pray the following prayer right now and invite Jesus Christ into your life.

“Dear heavenly Father, I thank You for loving me and sending your only Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for my sins. Today, I humble myself before You and repent of my sinful ways. I ask for your forgiveness – for all the bad things I’ve done in the past. I invite Jesus Christ to become my Savior and Lord, and help me to become a better person from this day forth. Amen.”

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CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES


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