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Our Primary Purpose in Life

Spirit-Lifting Thoughts for Today_150 x 150_jpg“The people living in darkness have seen a great light…” – Matthew 4:16

One may be a pastor, evangelist, deacon, missionary, or business person, but if we are not striving to lead others to the light of Jesus Christ we are not doing the primary work that God has called us to do.

Most people living in the world today are living in darkness because they don’t know God. They may believe in God, but they really don’t know Him. Until a person is spiritually  “born again” he or she is lost (whether they realize it or not). They need to be told about Jesus; that He was the Great Light that came into this world to die on the cross for our sins.

Won’t you let God use you today to pray for those you know who need Jesus? There is no greater work for us to do than to help lead others to Christ. We may think we’re just this tiny little candle burning in the midst of great darkness, but God can still use us in a mighty way, if we allow Him.

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, I thank you that You have brought me out of darkness and into Your kingdom of light through Jesus Christ. Help me to help others come to know Your salvation. Use me to shine the light of Jesus wherever I go and whatever I do. Amen.

– Luis Josephus

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Grateful to God in all things

Grace For Today“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”1 Thessalonians 5:16–18

An attitude of gratitude is a decision we must make every morning when we get out of bed – even when we don’t feel like it. Remember that each new day is a gift from God. The fact that we woke up at all is a blessing from God.

Even though you may have money troubles, physical ailments, rebellious children or other complaints, choose to give thanks to God in all circumstances. Don’t just thank Him for when things are going good in your life, but also for the things that are going wrong. Even our chastisements and corrections are a demonstrations of God’s love, and His design for our benefit. If we truly are trusting Jesus Christ as the Lord of our lives, then we should be confident that He is working ALL things out for our good (Romans 8:28).

Be careful not to quench the Holy Spirit by indulging in self-pity, resentment or bitterness. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus. As you do, He will reward you with His peace, joy, nearness and comfort. A truly victorious life in Christ is a life of constant joy.

FAITH STEP

Think of five things you are grateful for and concentrate on those today. Praise God for them and submit to His divine wisdom in allowing them into your life.

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, I praise You and thank You for everything in my life today – not only for the good, but also for any adversity I may be experiencing. I choose to have an attitude of gratitude, for I know you are working all things out for my good. I thank You especially for my salvation in Christ Jesus; for forgiving me of my sins and redeeming me with His precious blood. Amen.

– Pastor Luis Yosefus

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Time is Running Short for America

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I originally published this message in May of 2012. Since then, America has not repented; instead they have continued morally downhill and further rebelled against God. Therefore, more disaster is imminent – perhaps sooner than the year 2015, as Rabbi Cahn predicts in his book, The Harbinger. God’s people need to prepare for the worst economic meltdown ever seen in the history of the United States, as well as other calamities. Only those who seek refuge in God will have any hope. Read Psalms 91 and heed its admonitions. – Pastor Luis Yosefus

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“For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” – Isaiah 9:16

For quite a number of years now, God’s true prophets in the Christian church have been calling America to repent and turn back to God. Sadly, many of these genuine prophetic voices have been drowned out by spiritually adulterous pastors and preachers who falsely reassure God’s people that God is not mad at them. They are like the compromising spiritual leaders of Israel who promised God’s people “peace and blessing” when disaster was looming over the horizon. When the people began to fear God’s judgments, the false prophets and lying priests comforted them by flatterings, showing that God would send peace to them, and not war.

“They offer superficial treatments for my people’s mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the LORD.” – Jeremiah 6:14-15

One such prophet who is sounding the alarm today is Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. He has written an important book called The Harbinger which clearly illustrates the warning signs that God has been sending upon the United States of America. He likens these progressive warning judgments as Shemittahs (pronounced She-mee-tah in Hebrew) of seven-year cycles.

* The first Shemittah was the Terrorist Attack of 9/11/2001 on New York City’s Twin Towers.

* The second Shemittah was the Economic Collapse of 2008

* The third Shemittah will happen in the year 2015.

As these seven-year Shemittahs continue, God’s judgments will get progressively worse upon America. Unless America humbles herself, seeks God’s face, and turns from her wicked ways, God will not heal this nation from all her troubles (2 Chronicles 7:14). We have forsaken the LORD who once greatly blessed this nation. Therefore, because of America’s disobedience God is now sending curses upon America instead of blessing.

God says, “Do not listen to your arrogant leaders who cause you to err.”

After the first and second Shemittah judgments in 2001 and 2008, the arrogant American politicians declared:

“We will rebuild and emerge stronger than ever before!”

Israel’s leaders gave the people the same false assurance: “They said, “We will replace the broken bricks of our ruins with finished stone, and replant the felled sycamore-fig trees with cedars.” (Isaiah 9:10)

But God has a different message for the American people. It is the same message He spoke to the rebellious nation of Israel:

“For after all this punishment, the people will still not repent. They will not seek the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. Therefore, in a single day the LORD will destroy both the head and the tail, the noble palm branch and the lowly reed. The leaders of Israel are the head, and the lying prophets are the tail.” – Isaiah 9:13-15

Unless America repents, God will send further calamities upon this nation which will reach all sorts of persons – both the prominent politicians and apostate church leaders to the lowliest persons that trusted in their lies. He will beat down their vain presumptions of peace and prosperity, by showing that these false prophets, which had fed their vain hopes, should perish, and their false prophecies with them.

Is there any hope for America?

Yes, of course. But only if the American people meet God’s conditions. America must respond to God’s progressive punishments by asking for His forgiveness and turn back to Him with all their hearts. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but ultimately desires that all will come to repentance.

“Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?– Ezekiel 18:23

God is a God of justice and righteousness and so He calls evil and sin what they are. He holds people accountable accordingly. But God is also a God of mercy and love, and desires that all people — even the most sinful and wicked among us — repent and “turn from their wicked ways.” However, when the wicked do not repent and turn, God has no choice but to afflict them with His justice, although He takes no pleasure when they ultimately experience the consequences of their wickedness in death.

So America is at a crossroads: Will she repent of her wickedness and turn back to God, thereby averting any further judgment? Or, will she ignore God’s warning judgments and further incur His wrath until the United States of America (as we know it) ceases to exist?

Desperate Prayer is Effective Prayer.

I believe God is calling His holy remnant to fervently pray and intercede for this nation as never before.

“The effective, FERVENT prayer of a righteous man avails much.” – James 5:16

The key to effective praying is fervency. Are you willing to be fervent in your intercession? Perhaps through the multitude of our desperate prayers for America we can help turn the tide and save this nation from ultimate ruin.

May God bless America once again.

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

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We recommend that you watch the following prophetic interview by Sid Roth regarding Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s predictions for America:

God’s Wake Up Call for the United States

http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=tv_&page=NewsArticle&id=10494&security=1041&news_iv_ctrl=1526


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Spiritual Fitness

Treadmill exercising at gym. Are you both spiritually fit & physically fit? By Pastor Luis Yosefus.

Are you both spiritually fit and physically fit?

Do you try to exercise every day? Perhaps you walk or ride a bike to keep your heart and body in good health. I go to the local gym in the morning and walk for half an hour on the treadmill while I watch the news on large TV screens and listen on my portable earphones that plug right into the treadmill machine. I also workout on a variety of machines that keep my other muscles fit. One of these machines is called “The Reformer.” It’s an exercise machine that has a seat that slides sideways. As you grab the handle and twist your sides, it helps keep your belly fat to a minimum.

However, before I go to the gym, I make sure that I spend quality time with God each morning in Bible study and prayer. This is the most important type of fitness I need – exercises to keep me “spiritually fit.”

This exercise machine called “The Reformer” reminded me that spiritually speaking, the Bible is a “reforming” machine. But just like the machine in the gym, it’s not much good if all you do is stare at it. The Spiritual Reformer, Scripture, is effective only when used. In fact that’s the only way it’s effective. According to the instructions for the exercise equipment, “The Reformer” is designed to:

STRENGTHEN … STRETCH … ARTICULATE … REDUCE

Scripture has these same goals. Scripture will strengthen us in every aspect of our lives. Scripture will also stretch our understanding of God and our faith. Scripture will also articulate the core truths of God’s will for our lives. Scripture also reduces so many unnecessary and harmful things in our lives, such as fear, anxiety, bitterness. Used properly, this equipment can keep us from doing what is wrong, and help us to do what is right.

The Bible is a reforming machine!

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. “ -2 Timothy 2:15

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

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comment_smComment from Cygnet: “You’re right. We need to keep physical and spiritual exercise in the right perspective. Although physical exercise has been known for centuries to create strong healthy bodies, it cannot compare to spiritual exercise. As it says in I Timothy 4:8: Bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of life that now is, and of that which is yet to come.”


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Happy Thanksgiving Day

“Always rejoice; continually pray; in every thing give thanks…” – 1Thessalonians 5:16-18

Although national Thanksgiving Day is not one of the Seven Biblical Feasts (or holidays) instituted by Yahovah God, I don’t believe that it is necessarily wrong for Christians to observe it. Unlike Christmas, Easter and Halloween which have pagan or occult origins, Thanksgiving Day originated with the Christian pilgrims giving thanks to God for their first successful harvest in America after migrating from England in 1621.

For those reading this message in other countries (other than the USA) – who are not familiar with this American holiday, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each November. Traditionally, families and friends come together on this holiday to enjoy a day of rest and partake of a delicious banquet of homemade turkey, gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Before eating, prayer is made by the head of the family (usually the host father) and collective thanks are given to God for the meal and for His merciful provision throughout the entire year. A typical prayer might include the following:

“Dear merciful and Gracious Father, we thank you for this delicious bounty we are about to eat, for we recognize that every good and perfect gift comes from You alone, and that You are always faithful to supply all of our needs, according to Your riches in glory.

We are so grateful to You for every blessing You have bestowed upon us throughout this year, especially the greatest blessing of all, that You gave Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ the Messiah, to die in our place for the forgiveness of our sins and the redemption of our lives.

Thank you for this precious time of fellowship and love we are enjoying today with our family and friends. We pray that everything that we do and say on this national holiday will bring You praise, glory and honor. Amen.”

Here at Real Jesus Ministries, it is our desire and prayer, that you and your family have a blessed harvest holiday by spending it in the spirit of thanksgiving and adoration to our God and Savior Jesus Christ [ Messiah].

Grace and peace be unto you. In Jesus’ name,

Pastor Luis Yosefus

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Is it now lawful to eat all types of meats?

Yes. Under the New Covenant that Jesus instituted, all dietary prohibitions against unclean meats have been removed. However, it is important that all foods should be received with thanksgiving and prayer. The apostle Paul declared that all creatures were created by God to be received with thanksgiving of them that believe and know the truth.

“For every creature of God is good, and not to be rejected, if it be received with gratitude: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.” – I Timothy 4:4-5

First of all, we must give thanks to God for every meal we partake each day, recognizing that without our heavenly Father’s loving provision of health, work and finances, we could not survive or provide for our families. Secondly, through prayer, any harmful chemicals, bacteria or toxins that our food might contain is eliminated.

A proper prayer over our meals might include, “LORD, we thank you for providing this meal we are about to eat. We ask that you purify it and sanctify it, make it nourishing to our bodies, In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”

Also, it is important to consider that our Christian liberty is never license for failing to maintain certain health precautions. Common sense and wisdom, as well as modern scientific evidence dictates that we follow the following guidelines:

  • Eat a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as meats.
  • Cook foods properly.
  • Avoid overeating and gluttony.
  • Eliminate high fat and sugar intake.
  • Do not abuse drugs or alcohol.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain good habits of cleanliness and hygiene.
  • Allow for ample rest.

If you observe the above guidelines as well as praying over each meal with thanksgiving, you shall do well. God desires that all His faithful children should be in good health and prosper, as well as live long lives.

–         Pastor Luis Yosefus

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FOR FURTHER STUDY:

Jesus said that what defiles a man is not what he eats, but what comes out of his heart.
Mark 7:18-19

What God has cleansed, let no man call unclean or common.
Acts 10:15

Let no man judge you in food or in drink.
Colossians 2:16

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Comment from Cygnet: “Exactly! I think that people who try to follow the old covenant are people much like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day. They were prideful that their actions were to the letter of the law than they were receptive to God’s love. Salvation is not contingent upon what I do, but upon what He [Jesus] has already done for each of us. Praise God for His Grace!”


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Will Jesus answer all my prayers?

Jesus promised that “Whatsoever you shall ask in My name, that will I do, that [God] the Father may be glorified in the Son.” – John 14:13

Whenever we pray in harmony with Jesus’ nature, character and will, we should expect to receive an answer, no matter how challenging the request may be. Our faith in prayer should not be hindered by the impossibilities or circumstances we perceive, but on the sure promises of God’s Word.

There is no limit to the power of prayer if prayed in the name of Jesus according to His will in unswerving faith.

Jesus will answer any prayer that He would have prayed Himself.

Just before His crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus promised us: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on Me, the works that I do shall you do, because I go unto my Father.” – John 14:12.

When Jesus resurrected from the dead and went to be with God the Father, He sent forth the power of the Holy Spirit to fill us and enable us to do “greater works” than even He did while He walked upon the earth in human form. Through prayer, it is Jesus’ desire that we convert the lost, heal the sick, cast out devils and perform all manner of miracles.

– Pastor Luis Yosefus

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Comment from Donna: “This article reminds me of WWJD bracelets that people used to wear reminding them that we are supposed to follow Jesus Christ’s example in our day-to-day walk. I have seen miracles in my life because I continue to learn to follow in His footsteps. I continue seeking after the greater works that He did in His ministry, because to quote the apostle John, “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.” (I John 4:4)