PERFECT BALANCE

Hello, brothers and sisters!

This is the first of what will be weekly bites of encouragement from Evangelism Minister Frank Mickens.

Take these as food to fuel your own ministry to the lost and broken.

I pray it will bless your soul!

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Proverbs 3:3

“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:”

This scripture from the book of Proverbs encourages us to tie mercy and truth around our necks and write them on our hearts.

What I’m getting from this scripture is this:

We have to always remember God has mercy and he is full of truth.

This is nutrition for us when we fail.

That means you always remember that he will not throw us away because we’re not perfect.

But it is also a reminder for us that God doesn’t take short cuts – that we are to take his word at face value and not add anything to it or take anything from it.

These principles provide safety for us and security and peace.

We’re not to live our lives like we’re tossing on waves. We are to be emotionally stable and secure in the arms of Christ.

The fact that the Bible tells us to write mercy and truth on our hearts indicates that we’re to have a perpetual connection to these principles. We can not afford to lose them.

That’s just how important they are!

Without revelation about God’s mercifulness, we can find ourselves depressed because we can’t get things right.

Without submitting to God’s truth we can find ourselves living in a way that does not give glory to God and in fact, is hurting us and the people that we love.

Evangelists are to live in purity or we can not be effective.

It’s vital that we allow God to convict us and turn away from sin.

It’s just as vital that we allow God to release us from our mistakes and that we don’t hold on to them.

We have to maintain a balance so that we can always seek God with our whole heart. You don’t want to hide from Him when you fail. We don’t want to run away from his truth.

We want to exalt his truth and share it with others!

Be encouraged today that you are a part of God’s perfect plan! And that mercy and truth are always available.

Our Father which art in heaven, my prayer is that we will always seek a perfect peace. And then we will live in the center of your love. So that we can experience that love in the fullness thereof and share it with people so that they might be transformed and renewed in their minds. Save us all God from ourselves. And show us how to help you save others.

In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

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YOU ARE WORTH DYING FOR!

WHAT IS TRUTH?

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The question was asked by the leader of the Romans who was looking Jesus Christ in the face.

“What is truth?” asked Pontius Pilate.

He was responding to the assertion by Jesus that he came to reveal the truth. Which is ironic, since Jesus IS the truth. He represents everything that is good and right. He separates fact from fiction.

Jesus came to set the captives free.

You see, we are all captives of our own sin. We can’t help but make mistakes that hurt people we care about and hurt ourselves.

What is the answer?

Jesus says he is “the Way the Truth and the Life!”

Choosing to have faith in Jesus represents a choice to live in God’s will.  And there is no other path to the TRUTH.

Jesus said in John 14:6, “no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Think about it.

Jesus is God’s only Son. He is God in the flesh.

If God came down HIMSELF to die on a cross and then be RESURRECTED – why do we need any other path.

Obviously, He has done all the work with that one MAJOR step that can not be surpassed.

Just as Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished.”

So back to the question, “WHAT IS TRUTH?”

Philosophers can bat this question around for eternity and never come to a conclusion.

That – IS WHY WE NEED GOD.

He eliminates confusion. By faith in Him, we can get all the assurance we need.

How do we know truth? And how does God present truth?

In his Word.

The bible says in John 17:17 – “your word is truth.”

That’s Jesus speaking and praying to God for … US!

He prayed for us to recognize that is only God’s word that brings truth. Outside the bible, we are confused and trying to gain answers ourselves.

Let’s put it this way…

Who knows the CREATION better than the CREATOR?

We can’t argue with God because He knows it all!

We all ask, why does God allow this? Why does God allow that?

Well, He’s not out to confuse us. It’s all in the bible.

Truth is communicated just like any other information. IT HAS TO BE COMMUNICATED FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE CREATION.

So God communicates through His word.

It’s insurmountable.

Undeniable.

It’s 100% accurate.

Search anywhere.

There are no inaccuracies. Zero!

God knows how to talk to us. I encourage you to get to know Him through His word.

And don’t be afraid of failure… What do you have to lose?

You know the way you’re going doesn’t work. So why not?

I can testify, you won’t be disappointed.

To follow Jesus, just say this prayer:

“Lord, I give you my life. I believe you are who you say you are. You did not lie. I’m in need of a Savior, because I can’t live a life free of sin without you. Your sacrifice did all the work. I give you my heart and I will serve you. I trust you Lord and I turn away from my old ways. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN!”

It’s that simple.

Romans 10:9 says if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is who he says he is, you are saved!

Now watch how he takes residence in your heart and changes your perspective on EVERYTHING!

I encourage you to join a church and follow the teachings of the Bible. God’s word is our food according to Matthew 4:4.

Get into the word. It will change your life and wipe away all the tears, fear, pain and disappointment.

Welcome to the family of God!

Bless you brother!

Bless you sister!

Salvation is HERE!

FM

GUILTY? ASHAMED? WHAT A GREAT TIME FOR A SAVIOR!

This video is not a video of condemnation.

The gospel is not a message of condemnation.

It’s a message of peace! It’s a message of joy!

Oh, the joy of a life with Christ Jesus!

He is the dayspring! He brings newness of life and a new perspective.

A life without guilt and condemnation, but continual growth and peace in Him.

Because He did all the work on the cross…

“It is finished.”

You can be part of the family with this simple prayer:

“Lord, I give you my life. I believe you are who you say you are. You did not lie. I’m in need of a Savior, because I can’t live a life free of sin without you. Your sacrifice did all the work. I give you my heart and I will serve you. I trust you Lord and I turn away from my old ways. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN!”

It’s that simple.

Romans 10:9 says if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is who he says he is, you are saved!

Now watch how he takes residence in your heart and changes your perspective on EVERYTHING!

I encourage you to join a church and follow the teachings of the Bible. God’s word is our food according to Matthew 4:4.

Get into the word. It will change your life and wipe away all the tears, fear, pain and disappointment.

Welcome to the family of God!

FM

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