Who Said So?

“I have observed over the years that way too often what people say is in the Bible is not recorded in any of the Bibles I have read. Then, when they promulgate that something is not biblical, I have found that it was written in the Bible, usually in more than one place. Similarly, when the Bible says it is perfectly fine to do something, they chime in and piously trumpet, Do not do that, unless you want to go to hell. Then even further, when they proclaim that the Bible says, Do not do something, the Bible actually gives one leave to go right ahead if it blesses you or your family.

Thankfully, when I finally came to the Word of God itself, I began realizing that walking with God was actually quite enjoyable. I further discovered that God’s will for His children was a thou shalt have rather than a thou shalt not have life; as Jesus said, I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly– John 10:10, and that Jesus Christ suffered so that I did not need to suffer, and to this biblical concept I could resolve to have a heartfelt commitment. I was completely released from so many unfounded half-truths that were shrouded in so-called religious doctrines.

Now I am so thankful just to know that God has blessed me (and you, too) with all spiritual blessings in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). I have seen that God works the same miracles of deliverance inside the hearts and lives of others that have also discovered Jesus Christ, The Golden Thread, within the Scriptures.” ~LMJ~

God Is Not Forgetful (The Longer Version)

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Having just returned from the grocery store and realizing that I forgot an item that my wife needed, I am sure that another trip to the store is forthcoming. However, and thankfully our God is not forgetful, He will always remember His promises to us.

Hebrews 6:10:   For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

The word saint in the Bible means a fellow believer and one who is saved, made holy, and sanctified by God. Our God will always remember the work His saints do in His name, which is to believe and then act on His Word. In Hebrews 6:10, God’s Word mentions our labor of love and please notice that this love has a direction toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints. When we serve another from the mindset that we are actually working for God, then the rewards will be pleasing to both God and the believer as Ephesians 6:8 promises, “Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord.”

To minister is to help one another, and whenever we believers help another and we do so out of love, then this brings glory to the name of our God. God Himself will never forget your labor of love or the glory your giving has given to His name. God most definitely will reward us throughout all eternity for anything and everything that we believers do for one another out of love.

Mark 9:41:  For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

Can you imagine giving only a cup of water to another human being will bring you a reward? God will not forget when you give in love, and He will reward you now and throughout eternity. These are promises from both God and from Jesus Christ! And do you know what else? The water we give in the name of Christ will taste better (for it will be “blessed”) when given in love, because God will indeed bless it.

Ye belong to Christ, is a wonderful concept as I Corinthians 6:20 witnesses, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” The price paid for our eternal redemption was given for us through the offering of the life of Jesus Christ, and therefore we are God’s, as we now belong to Christ, and we are to him, his reward! Jesus “received us to the glory of God” (Romans 15:7); we are his firstfruits to God, and therefore, because of our Savior’s offering of himself, and his receiving us up to the glory of God — our God will never forget us — ever.

You see, Jesus is the golden thread who delivers us up to our heavenly Father. Jesus reveals to us the abundant life and blessings we can receive from our faithful Creator Who will never forget what Jesus did to redeem us back to God. Ephesians 5:20 teaches us to reciprocate these blessings we have received and that is by, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Simply learning to be thankful in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ is a wonderful key that helps open up the true treasures of life that God in Christ provides, such as giving to us the ability to experience heavenly joy, peace, love, and light.

Colossians 3:17: And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

When we look for occasions to simply bless others for the sake of love, our Savior’s love for us, and we learn to be truly thankful for opportunities to be kind, good, and loving, and not just simply looking for and expecting the reward, the blissful rewards will be even more abundant. God is not forgetful; He remembers your labor of love. The Apostle Paul gave thanks to God in his prayers in the name of the Lord Jesus at every opportunity as he remembered the labor of love that the believers served to one another.

Paul wrote that the loving labors of believers were always “in the sight of God,” because He watches over and remembers our endeavors to be a blessing to our fellow man, and returns blessings to the giver more abundantly.

We cannot out-give God, He encourages His children to bless and love others (this is how we give to Him), and He will not just remember, but He will send delightful rewards.

I Thessalonians 1:2-3:
-2: We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
-3: Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.

Our God is so awesomely wonderful in what He chooses to remember or not remember. He will remember our helping fellow saints, our labor of love, and how we bless and reach out in love to others in our communities where we live (Galatians 6:10), but He promises, “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17). So if God will not remember our faults and shortcomings, why in the world do we so often dwell on them? Why do we allow sin consciousness to beat us down so often?

The true antidote to sin consciousness is to be a blessing to those whom we can inspire in Christ’s name, for this God remembers and He will not forget. So Praise the Lord!

So when the opportunity arises to help someone out in one way or another, please do so out of your personal love and devotion to God and to your Savior who paid the price of your redemption. Please remember that your labor of love will not be wasted (even if someone else does not thank you), for our God will reward you richly because God Is Not Forgetful.

Psalms 37:3-6:
-3: Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
-4: Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
-5: Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it {the desire of your heart} to pass.
-6: And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment {justification} as the noonday.

“Sometimes we hold on to our possessions because we fear we might run out — life seems scarce. But when we believe that giving is the way to live, we will produce more in the future — life seems abundant.” ~John C. Maxwell~

“The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.” ~Walt Whitman~

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ~Maya Angelou~

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ~Lao-Tzu~

God’s Messenger

“We can track God’s messenger, Jesus Christ through the Word of God, for he is the golden thread that runs through the millennia of time in Scripture revealing himself as man’s complete Savior. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name {Jesus Christ} under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved– Acts 4:12.” ~LMJ~

Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Her Terrible Pain of Loss!

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

It was a dark day for the Christian world to hear and realize that Mother Teresa actually wrote of her doubts about the existence of God.

She wrote: “I am told God lives in me — and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul.”
“I want God with all the power of my soul — and yet between us there is terrible separation.”
“I feel just that terrible pain of loss, of God not wanting me, of God not being God, of God not really existing.”

The above quotations and many others are from newly released letters and are currently riding across the airwaves in news stories and commentaries from her personal thoughts that have been compiled in a new book titled, “Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light.” Mother Teresa was without a doubt a great person and saintly women of God who helped inspire and led many people towards the light, yet she was somewhat tormented from within her heart as she wanted to see and believe more than she saw. She was unable to reach her personal goals of realizing God in her, just as all too many professing Christians think, believe, and come face-to-face with similar letdowns while still hoping and searching for God.

In our eBooklet series titled: The Golden Thread, you will learn that Jesus Christ is the link to God Himself; as Jesus confessed “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” When Christ touches your soul, when you begin seeing him, not only throughout God’s Word but also in your own life, then the darkness and coldness and emptiness, and as well the terrible separation between a Christian believer and his or her God will completely subside. The light of God Himself can illuminate your inner soul through Christ and restore the terrible pain of loss; this is the underlying theme of The Golden Thread series. Through this new and inspiring series, you will find the principles that allow Jesus Christ to show you that God wants you, that He does live in you, and as you learn from this series to increase your faith in Jesus Christ, you will come to experience the certainty of God really existing in your life!

When we look at a good person such as Mother Teresa, for an example, who searched a lifetime and looked for clearcut, heartfelt proofs without ever really knowing whether God is truly real; this story causes one to be saddened for her, especially knowing how kind and giving she was towards even less fortunate souls. Imagine how much more her giving could have meant to her, personally, if she could have realized in her heart the existence of God — greater miracles would have abounded! Now we could also take another person (like you for example) who may be struggling over these same basic issues of looking for God and not knowing how to recognize His voice. If you are still searching, then we would ask you to simply read The Golden Thread series in your quest for God, the reason being is that you would discover Jesus and his continued mission which is to reveal the realities of God in your personal life. We further believe that you will experience your heavenly Father’s acceptance of you from His Word and from within your own heart!

Many people are uncertain about where God’s Son resides other than to think that he may be “upstairs” someplace. These are the great pursuits of the ages, and as well, these are unmistakably answered for the searching believer throughout our new study.

So often, many people are hesitant or even afraid to seek and come to God and see Him for Who He really is, which thankfully, He is known to us as being Love and Light. Take the challenge and do not allow doubts or worries to whelp up into fear that may prevent you from realizing our omnipresent God, but invite His graciousness into your life and heart, and enjoy His love and light. The Golden Thread series was written to help show you how to enjoy His peaceful grace and how to experience His awesome presence and how to receive His delightful presents!

The Golden Thread series offers anyone the chance of a lifetime to discover the heavenly Father in crystal clear, awe-inspiring revelations, and is available, is here, and is presented to you right now! Yes, we say, for you it is only a chance of a lifetime until you experience the definite reality of God residing in your own heart, and then you could never write or even imagine the nonexistence of God because you will have come to know and experience Him personally.

True, if our series is wrong and does not lead you to an unprecedented understanding of God, then you would have donated a little bit of your time to find your Savoir, and just maybe you will discover him living in your heart as a real presence. Now let us turn this around and propose the following. What if we are correct and our research is true, then you will have an abundant, eternal profit to gain from your loving, heavenly Father as you are drawn into an intimate relationship with Him whose desire is to cherish, to love, and to sustain you for all eternity! If you have never known this caring and loving God before, we are so very sorry, but in truth, in The Golden Thread series, you will find your way to the warmth and loving embrace of your heavenly Father!

Isaiah – Revealing Our Refuge

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

The greatest treasure hunt that we could ever undertake is to search for and discover Jesus Christ in the Scriptures, for he is the light of the world. The Book of Isaiah is filled with references to Jesus Christ. In Isaiah we can find Christ as the King who shall “reign in righteousness,” we see him as the one who was “despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief,” and also as the “rejected stone.”

Isaiah reveals Jesus Christ was “wounded for our transgressions, oppressed, afflicted, brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and cut off out of the land of the living.” He became these things for us so that we may find the true spiritual way to our refuge! Isaiah shows the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that shall be ours in an endless life.

Isaiah 25:4 – For thou {God} hast been a strength {a stronghold} to the poor {the meek and humble to the healing Word of God}, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Our God is our stronghold throughout the storms of this life, storms of fear, storms of doubts, and storms of worry because our God has given to us our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who became our substitute for the sin nature.

With Christ within, we have complete and total access to the stronghold and refuge God provides, and without Christ there is no genuine spiritual refuge.

Isaiah 40:29-31:
-29: He {God} giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
-30: Even the youths shall faint and be weary {without God}, and the young men shall utterly fall {without God}:
-31: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk {with God}, and not faint.

When we find our Savior in the Scriptures, he will reveal his heavenly Father to our minds and understanding, and the greater we can soar with spiritual strength and insight to build on our hopes and dreams, for our Savior continually helps us walk with God.

II Corinthians 10:4-5:
– 4:  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal {not of the five senses}, but are mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;
-5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every {biblical} thought to the obedience of Christ {bringing our spiritual thoughts to Christ};

“Bringing every thought to the obedience of Christ” literally means that we can bring every biblical concept and detail back to Jesus Christ because he is the subject of the Word. Verse 5 is a request, exhorting us to keep Christ at the forefront of our lives.

The more we discover Christ in the Scriptures the greater our walks with God can become.

“Pulling down of strong holds,” means that we can become more than conquerors in this life over the things that would normally pull us down and perhaps destroy us, because God can “renew our strength.”

From the Scriptures, Jesus Christ reveals our true refuge; his life’s work has always been to bring us (believers) to God so that we may be delivered and enjoy our true spiritual refuge from all the storms of this life.