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Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Commandments from Above (Part-5)

Monday, 1 Sept. 2014

WORD OF HOPE FOR TODAY by Bro. Rolly Custodio


The Commandments from Above (Part-5)
“You shall not commit adultery.”  Ex 20:14 NIV

Today’s Insight

The seventh commandment says, “You shall not commit adultery.” But Jesus takes it one step further by saying, “Anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery...in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better...to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell” (Mt 5:28-29 NIV). You’re not responsible for what you see, but you are responsible for what you continue to look at. Paul told Timothy, “Flee...youthful lusts” (2Ti 2:22); and James writes, “After desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death” (Jas 1:15 NIV). Immorality in practice or in thought can result in the death of your marriage, your self-respect, your influence, and your joy.

In The Door, theologian Mike Yaconelli writes: “Author Susan Howatch made a fortune writing block-buster novels...She had houses in several countries, drove a Porsche, and after divorcing had a number of ‘transient liaisons.’ But at age thirty, she said, ‘God seized me by the scruff of the neck and shook me until my teeth rattled.’ Now a Christian, she reflects: ‘I was promiscuous, but finally one morning I woke up and said, ‘What am I trying to prove, and to whom?’ I knew exactly what—that even though my marriage broke up I could still attract men. The fact that I could control men boosted my fractured ego.’ What was her conclusion? Promiscuity is a sign you’re not aligned right with God or yourself.”

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your Word today. Lord thank you for your forgiveness and letting me to start a new fresh life with you. Lord spare me from any lustful desire but give me desire to intently look yo your Word and obey it. Lord empowers me to walk in holiness and teaches me get away from wicked people. Lord as you have said in Isaiah 59:1-2 your arms are not too short that you can’t reach us but our iniquities are separated us from you that you can’t see us Lord. Lord helps me to overcome my lustful desire to this world so that I can walk blameless as I serve you for your glory In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Prayer for Salvation                  

Lord I admit I am a sinner I repent of all my sins and I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise in John 3:16 that if you trust His Son Jesus you will not die but you will have Eternal Life. Welcome to the family of God. In order to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars and make God first place in your life with your talents and finances 5. Lastly, witness Jesus to others that they may receive Eternal Life also.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Commandments from Above (Part-4)

Sunday, 31 August 2014

WORD OF HOPE FOR TODAY by Bro. Rolly Custodio


The Commandments from Above (Part-4)

“You shall not murder.”  Ex 20:13 NIV

Today’s Insight

The sixth commandment says, “You shall not murder.” Now, most of us don’t need a lecture on murder, so let’s address the real issue: the tongue, which kills by destroying a person’s self-worth and future hopes. Paul writes: “All the law is fulfilled in...this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!” (Gal 5:14-15 NKJV). Who can forget the1994 tabloid headline, “Killer bug ate my face”? The reporting was sensational, but the stories were based on factual cases of invasive strep bacteria found in Gloucestershire, England. When invasive Strep A (which isn’t the same as strep throat) takes hold, necrotizing fasciitis can begin, which causes the victim’s flesh to die at the rate of several inches per hour. Meanwhile toxic shock sets in, shutting down organs and causing death.

Dr. Jeffrey Crowley describes what happens after the deadly microbes take hold: “The bacteria multiply rapidly, producing toxins...For three days the patient may suffer swollen lymph nodes, rising fever, and excruciating pain at the site of infection. Penicillin can stop the attack at this stage, but by day four, infected tissues start dying. Bacteria saturate the bloodstream, destroying muscles and organs, sending the body into shock, and death can follow within hours... invasive strep is rare, but unforgiving.” You say, “That’s gruesome!” Yes, and so is gossip, and slander! They’re deadly. They make people feel worthless by destroying their self-esteem and undermining them to the point where life doesn’t seem worth living. Learn to guard your tongue and speak words that bring life, not death.

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your Word today. Lord thank you for teaching us to control our tongues because it poisons us and destroy others. Lord empowers me to learn to forgive and not to return evil from evil but doing good even others does evil. Lord allows my tongue to utter Word to encourage others for your glory In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Prayer for Salvation                  

Lord I admit I am a sinner I repent of all my sins and I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise in John 3:16 that if you trust His Son Jesus you will not die but you will have Eternal Life. Welcome to the family of God. In order to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars and make God first place in your life with your talents and finances 5. Lastly, witness Jesus to others that they may receive Eternal Life also.

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The Commandments from Above (Part-3)

Saturday, 30 August 2014

WORD OF HOPE FOR TODAY by Bro. Rolly Custodio


The Commandments from Above (Part-3)

“Honor your father and your mother.” Ex 20:12 NIV

Today’s Insight

In the fifth commandment, God says, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” That means children must respect their parents, and parents must prove worthy of respect. Abraham and Lot were from the same family, but there was a big difference in their parenting styles. And it showed up dramatically at the destruction of Sodom. Concerning Abraham, God said, “I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him” (Ge 18:19 NIV). Before God destroyed Sodom, we read: “The two men (angels) said to Lot, ‘Do you have anyone else here...Get them out ...because we are going to destroy this place’...So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in- law...He said, ‘Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!’ But his sons-in-law thought he was joking” (Ge19:12-14 NIV). Do you have credibility with your children? Do they take you seriously? Here are two quotes from history every parent needs to think long and hard about. The first is from evangelist Billy Sunday: “The tragedy of my life is that although I’ve led thousands of people to Jesus Christ, my own sons are not saved.” The second is from Lord Houghton: “The Christian home is the Master’s workshop where the processes of character molding are silently, lovingly, faithfully, and successfully carried on.”

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your Word today. Lord thank you that we have a mother who is responsible and a supporter to our family. Lord thank you that it is the blessings that when we respect our or parents long life will follow us all the days of our life. Lord put in my heart to obey and respect our parents always for your glory In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Prayer for Salvation                  

Lord I admit I am a sinner I repent of all my sins and I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise in John 3:16 that if you trust His Son Jesus you will not die but you will have Eternal Life. Welcome to the family of God. In order to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars and make God first place in your life with your talents and finances 5. Lastly, witness Jesus to others that they may receive Eternal Life also.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Commandments from Above (Part-2)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

WORD OF HOPE FOR TODAY by Bro. Rolly Custodio


The Commandments from Above (Part-2)

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” Ex 20:8 NIV

Today’s Insight

The fourth commandment says, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” This commandment wasn’t meant to be interpreted in: 

(a) A legalistic way. In Jesus’ day there were over fifteen hundred things the law of Moses said you couldn’t do on the Sabbath, such as bathing, walking too far, or scratching a flea bite. 

(b) A loose way. The flip side of legalism is license. We go everywhere on Sunday except to church, then excuse ourselves by saying, “I’ll be there in spirit,” or “I feel closer to God on the golf course or the beach.” That doesn’t wash with God! 

(c) A limited way. You can’t attend church on Sunday and ignore God the rest of the week. He’s not just Lord of the Sabbath, He’s Lord of your life.

Here’s what the Sabbath was designed to be: 

(1) A day of rest. Restoration begins with rest. Somebody said, “When you love what you do, it’s not work.” That may be true, but that philosophy can lead to burnout and breakdown. David said, “He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul” (Ps 23:2-3 NKJV). Note the word “still.” Every seventh day God calls “time out.” 

(2) A day of restoration. Toward the end of his life, Bible commentator William Barclay said, “I’m old, and I’ve learned that there are very few things in life that really matter—but those few things matter intensely.” Worshipping with other believers matters because it highlights those things which are important to God,  like His Word, His will, His worship, His call, His grace, and His family.

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your Word today. Lord thank you for your commandments which gives me a definite way not only that I am sure of my way but it gives refreshing to my soul. Lord thank you for giving me "time out" for this very busy life to seek your beauty and being intimate with you. Lord attending in the Church is not losing my time but it gives us to the peak of our daily life to seek and met you through our singing and hearing your Word. Lord thank you as you have said in your Word …For you lead me in the right path and in your presence is fullness of joy in your right hand are pleasure forever more. Lord thank you that for watching me always and taking care of me and that you show your loving kindness to us by supplying all our needs as we serve you for your glory In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Prayer for Salvation                  

Lord I admit I am a sinner I repent of all my sins and I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise in John 3:16 that if you trust His Son Jesus you will not die but you will have Eternal Life. Welcome to the family of God. In order to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars and make God first place in your life with your talents and finances 5. Lastly, witness Jesus to others that they may receive Eternal Life also.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Commandments from Above (Part-1)

Monday, 25 August 2014

WORD OF HOPE FOR TODAY by Bro. Rolly Custodio
The Commandments from Above (Part-1)
“I have talked with you from heaven.” Ex 20:22 NKJV

Today’s Insight

When God gave the Ten Commandments to His people, He said, “I have talked with you from heaven.” In other words, you have “the Word from Above.” End of discussion. Just do it! That being said, let’s spend the next few days looking at how the Ten Commandments apply to you.

(1) “You shall have no other gods before me” (v. 3 NIV). Have you seen the new all-purpose greeting card? The front says, “Generic card,” and the inside reads, “Happy whatever!” The first commandment was designed to stop us from going through life doing whatever we feel like. It grabs us by the collar and says, “Hold on, Jesus is supposed to be Lord of your life so put Him first!” 

(2) “You shall not make for yourself an idol” (v. 4 NIV). Now, most of us wouldn’t dream of worshipping an idol. But how about your loyalty to things that have no eternal value, like pleasure, power, position, and possessions? Isn’t that idolatry too? Anything that comes before God is an idol. 

(3) “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God” (v. 7 NIV). But just because you don’t use profanity doesn’t mean you honor the name of the Lord. As a believer you must honor God in your speech, your conduct, and your attitude. The truth is, you are the only Bible many people will ever read. Paul writes, “Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This ‘letter’ is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God” (2Co 3:3 NLT).

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your Word today. Lord thank you for your commandments which guide us to be better person and direct our footsteps unto your will that we might not stumble as we walk by faith. Lord we love your Word because your Word is the lamp to our feet and guide to our path. Your commandment is pure and making us a simple. Lord helps us to love your Word so that we will be secure as we serve you for your glory In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Prayer for Salvation                  

Lord I admit I am a sinner I repent of all my sins and I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise in John 3:16 that if you trust His Son Jesus you will not die but you will have Eternal Life. Welcome to the family of God. In order to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars and make God first place in your life with your talents and finances 5. Lastly, witness Jesus to others that they may receive Eternal Life also.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Always be Ready

Monday, 18 August 2014

WORD OF HOPE FOR TODAY by Bro. Rolly Custodio


Always be Ready
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” Ps 37:23 NKJV

Today’s Insight

The Psalmist writes, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand” (vv. 23-24 NKJV). Observe:

(1) God delights in the fact that you’re willing to step out in faith and try. (2) He doesn’t guarantee that you won’t stumble, but that ultimately He won’t let you fail.
(3) When you feel like you can’t go on, He will uphold and strengthen you. What more could you ask for?

Now, God never changes, but life does. So you must be ready to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, is credited with having been a visionary leader. His dream was to provide value to customers in order to improve their lives. But he was notorious for changing plans and abandoning strategies that didn’t work. Sam’s son Jim Walton admitted, “We all sniggered at some writers who viewed Dad as a grand strategist who intuitively developed complex plans and implemented them with precision. Dad thrived on change, and no decision was ever sacred.” What good is a well-planned strategy if it doesn’t yield good results?

To quote Winston Churchill: “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” God is more committed to the vision He’s given you than you are. But when He leads you in a new direction, you must be ready to follow Him. Like Israel in the wilderness, when the guiding cloud moved they had to move with it. The same goes for you. So, be Always Ready.

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your Word today. Lord thank you that you encourage us to be ready in all unforeseen event for we knew Lord that you will put off your eyes on us.  Lord teach me to trust you in all trials for I believe you will turn this miss into message  and you will give me strength  and victory as I face every situation in my life. Lord thank you for teaching us to be ready always for service so that the vision which I am running with will be fulfilled for your glory In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Prayer for Salvation                  

Lord I admit I am a sinner I repent of all my sins and I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise in John 3:16 that if you trust His Son Jesus you will not die but you will have Eternal Life. Welcome to the family of God. In order to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars and make God first place in your life with your talents and finances 5. Lastly, witness Jesus to others that they may receive Eternal Life also.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Waiting

Sunday, 17 August 2014

WORD OF HOPE FOR TODAY by Bro. Rolly Custodio


Waiting

‘My times are in Your hand…’ Psalms 31:15

Today’s Insight

The Psalmist writes, ‘…I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand…’ (vv. 14-15 NKJV). As you walk with God you’ll find that you spend more time waiting than you do receiving. And when you receive what you’re waiting for, then you’ll begin waiting for something else! So if you don’t learn to wait with joy, you’ll live in frustration. Paul writes, ‘Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not’ (Galatians 6:9 KJV). ‘Due season’ is when God knows the time is right, not when you think it is. God has a set time for accomplishing things in your life, so you might as well settle down and wait because that’s when it will happen, and not before.

God knows what you need, when you need it, and how to get it to you. You ask, ‘And what am I supposed to do while I’m waiting?’ Trust Him! One Bible teacher writes: ‘God has taught me to keep living the life I now have while I’m waiting for the things that are in my heart to come to pass. We become so intent on trying to give birth to the next thing, that we neither enjoy nor take care of the things at hand. I had a vision from God ten years before I began to see it fulfilled. During those years I believe I missed a lot of joy by trying to give birth outside of God’s timing. Learn to enjoy where you are, while you are waiting to get to where you want to be.’

Parallel Verses:  Job 38-39, Matt 7:15-29, Ps 74:12-23, Pr 2:7-8

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, Thank you for your Word today. Lord thank you for teaching me on how to wait on you. Lord strengthens me to have patience on my need which I believe that you will give me a perfect answer. Lord helps me to learn to wait on my prayer request and put always in my heart to be patience while serving you and others and be faithful always in doing the ministry that you gave to me for your glory In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Prayer for Salvation                  

Lord I admit I am a sinner I repent of all my sins and I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior Amen. If you mean that prayer above from the bottom of your heart you are now saved. It is God’s Word promise in John 3:16 that if you trust His Son Jesus you will not die but you will have Eternal Life. Welcome to the family of God. In order to grow in your faith with God please do these consistently starting today; 1. Pray always 2. Read your Bible Daily 3. Attend Church Services Regularly 4. Attend Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Church Seminars and make God first place in your life with your talents and finances 5. Lastly, witness Jesus to others that they may receive Eternal Life also.

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