the Sunday Loaf
Robert G. Harris
Sunday April 3, 2016
Eternal Father once again I come before for you in total adoration; Giving you all Honor, Glory and Praise for granting me another opportunity to speak your Word to your people GOD. It is in the name of Jesus that I ask to be forgiven of any iniquities and transgressions. Father restore me to the righteousness that is in your Son and my Savior Christ Jesus, and use me today for your Glory. Allow the truth to manifest itself from you through me for the edification of the people, and as always thank you LORD for your faith in me; In Jesus name, Amen.
"My sheep hear my voice and I know them, and they follow me: And I give them eternal life: and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." John 10:27-28
The words spoken by Christ Jesus in these verses of scripture are profound, powerful, and promising. Here we find Jesus answering the question posed to Him by the Jews while he was on the porch of Solomon's Temple. They were asking Him how long he was going to make them doubt him being the Christ, the Messiah that was prophesied in the Old Testament. Jesus answered them with such wisdom and authority that the Jews sought to stone Him and take Him captive, however Jesus escaped and went back to the Jordan river where He was baptized by John the Baptist.
Now, the question remains for us are we the Sheep that hear the voice of Jesus and follow Him or are we liken to the Jews and want to dismiss His true identity of being the Son of GOD and Our Lord and Savior. Jesus stated in the scripture "and I know them, and they follow me" Glory be to GOD for these powerful eight words spoken by Christ. This is a reason to pause reading right now and Praise GOD for knowing us personally. Glory Hallelujah, Glory Hallelujah:
How promising is it to know that in Jesus Christ there is life everlasting, and no man can take that away from us. We may lose all our worldly possessions, our friends and our family, but thank GOD for Jesus Christ and the benefit of hearing His voice and following Him. How refreshing it is to have GOD'S Insurance Plan, the one that will never be canceled. When we look at the way the world has changed and the instability of our society. We need to be able to hear from Christ and follow His direction, especially in this season.
I urge the Church to rest from their labor during this season, and listen for the voice of the LORD to lead. It is absolutely necessary that we become hearers of the WORD. 5"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart for evil." Proverbs 3:5-7 Resting from our labor does not mean to stop doing the necessary business of Ministry, what is being said is to place more emphasis on Studying the Word of GOD, Fasting, Praising GOD, Worshiping Him and most importantly Praying to the Lord GOD Almighty.
1"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." Psalm 1:1-2
Sunday March 27, 2016
Heavenly Father, as we humble ourselves in prayer today, Father we ask first and foremost Father that you forgive us of our sins and iniquities, and Father cleanse us of our transgressions, and from our trespasses; LORD remove from us those issues that hinder us from exercising true love toward your people GOD. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in our actions, and in every activity, let the words from our mouths be wholesome breathing life into those who hear them. Father as we submit our will to yours, our ways to your way and our thoughts to you GOD, administer the manifestation of your prominent power in our lives. Grant to us Father the ability to recognize those broken and lost souls, who so desperately need a word of healing; or who have natural needs that need to be met. Father allow us to meet their needs regardless the circumstances,it being in your will GOD. It is in the mighty name of Jesus that we petition you today, Father hear our prayer and move by the breath of your Spirit. We thank you in advance for what you are going to do through us this day GOD. For it is in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that we pray today GOD, we love you Lord, we adore you Father, we lift up the Holy name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Beloved, as we look at the life and times of Abraham the Father of many Nations as GOD has ordained it to be; let us recognize that although Abraham walked with GOD he did not always operate in the will of GOD. However, when Abraham made decisions without consulting GOD's blessings it seemed as though GOD would always rescue him from the potentially dangerous outcome.
Abraham is depicted in the scriptures as a man of great faith and we see this from various acts of him exercising this faith. When GOD first spoke to Abraham and told him to leave his father's home and to travel to the country the GOD would show him, Abraham was obedient to the call. Beloved, how many times have GOD ask us to do things and we question whether or not that we are hearing from GOD or is this just something that I made up in my own mind. Well let me try to help you out just a little, if we profess to have the Spirit of GOD in us then we ought to know the difference between the voice of the LORD and the voice of ourselves. The word of GOD says clearly; My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27) So that being said we need to recognize and discern the voice that we follow, brethren GOD would never put you in a position to fail.
Abraham was sent to rescue his nephew Lot from captivity when the five Kings took Sodom and Gomorrah in to captivity and made slaves of the people. GOD saw fit that Abraham did not lose one soul that suited up for the battle. The country was returned back to the King of Sodom, Lot was rescued and GOD was given all honor and glory by Abraham for their deliverance. Beloved, when we are in the will of GOD there is no weapon formed against us that shall prosper, we are more than conquerors as I paraphrase the word of GOD. We need to understand that even when we make a mistake of walking outside the will of GOD such as Abraham did with offering his Wife Sarah to Pharaoh saying that she was his sister; GOD stepped in and block Sarah from being defiled by Pharaoh sending plagues into his home. This was a great example of GOD protecting the sanctity of Holy Matrimony (marriage) between his chosen.
Beloved, we need to restore the principle of sanctity in our marriages in the body of Christ today. Men let us begin to value our wives in accordance to the word of GOD found in Ephesians where it says: Husbands love your wives as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it: That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. (Ephesians 5:25-26) We have to do a better job of witnessing to the lost world by walking upright and not talking righteous but living the righteous life, which is only found in Christ Jesus.
Abraham walked with GOD although he was not endowed with the Holy Spirit, his soul longed for a righteous lifestyle, and he had a love for humanity. Abraham displayed this when he was visited by the angels of the Lord during a time when his marriage to Sarah had not produced the promised Heir. He was a gracious host and treated them by offering his best as he feed them and made their stay as comfortable as possible. GOD sent them to reassure Abraham that His word is truth, and Sarah would conceive a child at the appointed time. GOD will always fulfill His promises, because of His sovereignty and that GOD just can not lie.
Beloved Abraham then barter with GOD to save the people of Sodom and Gomorrah in an effort to deliver his nephew Lot once again. This time GOD was tired of the way the people were living after He had rescued the country from the hand of the enemy. The people lived perverse and despicable lives, doing anything that pleased them regardless of the consequences. However, there behavior so angered GOD that he wanted to destroy them. But Abraham bargained with GOD, requesting that if he could find ten righteous souls that GOD would spare His wrath; however as the word reveals this was not to be and GOD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah after Lot and his family escape the danger. The sad part of this story is that Lot's wife did not exercise obedience to the word of GOD as she looked back at her previous life instead of looking forward to the new life and she lost her life. Our society's behavior is similar to that of Sodom and Gomor-rah and I am here to warn you that now is the time to get right with GOD before it's too late.
Our country is ripe for the wrath of GOD as in the days of Sodom. Look at what is going on in our own communities, in our places of employment, and in throughout this Nation. Beloved if you are reading these words from this site today, my prayer is that a conscience decision is made by you to seek the higher ground. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior today is the day, harden not your heart, but allow the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit into your heart. There is no special formula other than to say right now; GOD I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD that you sent him into the world to redeem mankind. That Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, that he was hung, bleed and died on the cross at Calvary, was buried and rose from the grave with all power. I accept you Jesus in my heart and as my personal Savior.
Now if you have said this and truly believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord, we shout Hallelujah and give GOD glory for your decision. We thank GOD for you and ask Him to bless and keep you all and may the love of Jesus Christ infiltrate your life today and always, Amen.
"God Bless You and Keep You Always"