Are You a Bold Believer? # 3649

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Chapter 13 in Proverbs for today: (Jan 13) (Living Bible)

13 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
    but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.

From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things,
    but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.

Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,
    but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
    but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

The righteous hate what is false,
    but the wicked make themselves a stench
    and bring shame on themselves.

Righteousness guards the person of integrity,
    but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
    another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

A person’s riches may ransom their life,
    but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.

The light of the righteous shines brightly,
    but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

10 Where there is strife, there is pride,
    but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

11 Dishonest money dwindles away,
    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
    but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it,
    but whoever respects a command is rewarded.

14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
    turning a person from the snares of death.

15 Good judgment wins favor,
    but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.[a]

16 All who are prudent act with[b] knowledge,
    but fools expose their folly.

17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
    but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.

18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,
    but whoever heeds correction is honored.

19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
    but fools detest turning from evil.

20 Walk with the wise and become wise,
    for a companion of fools suffers harm.

21 Trouble pursues the sinner,
    but the righteous are rewarded with good things.

22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,
    but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

23 An unplowed field produces food for the poor,
    but injustice sweeps it away.

24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
    but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
    but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 13:15 Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
  2. Proverbs 13:16 Or prudent protect themselves through

 

 

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Chapter 1 in (Genesis) for today: (January 13) (Living Bible)

When God began creating[a] the heavens and the earth, the earth was[b] a shapeless, chaotic mass,* with the Spirit of God brooding over the dark vapors.*

Then God said, “Let there be light.” And light appeared. 4-5 And God was pleased with it and divided the light from the darkness. He called the light “daytime,” and the darkness “nighttime.” Together they formed the first day.[c]

And God said, “Let the vapors separate[d] to form the sky above and the oceans below.” 7-8 So God made the sky, dividing the vapor above from the water below. This all happened on the second day.[e]

9-10 Then God said, “Let the water beneath the sky be gathered into oceans so that the dry land will emerge.” And so it was. Then God named the dry land “earth,” and the water “seas.” And God was pleased. 11-12 And he said, “Let the earth burst forth with every sort of grass and seed-bearing plant, and fruit trees with seeds inside the fruit, so that these seeds will produce the kinds of plants and fruits they came from.” And so it was, and God was pleased. 13 This all occurred on the third day.[f]

14-15 Then God said, “Let bright lights appear in the sky to give light to the earth and to identify the day and the night; they shall bring about the seasons on the earth, and mark the days and years.” And so it was. 16 For God had made two huge lights, the sun and moon, to shine down upon the earth—the larger one, the sun, to preside over the day and the smaller one, the moon, to preside through the night; he had also made the stars. 17 And God set them in the sky to light the earth, 18 and to preside over the day and night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God was pleased. 19 This all happened on the fourth day.[g]

20 Then God said, “Let the waters teem with fish and other life, and let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.” 21-22 So God created great sea animals, and every sort of fish and every kind of bird. And God looked at them with pleasure, and blessed them all. “Multiply and stock the oceans,” he told them, and to the birds he said, “Let your numbers increase. Fill the earth!” 23 That ended the fifth day.[h]

24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth every kind of animal—cattle and reptiles and wildlife of every kind.” And so it was. 25 God made all sorts of wild animals and cattle and reptiles. And God was pleased with what he had done.

26 Then God said, “Let us make a man[i]—someone like ourselves,* to be the master of all life upon the earth and in the skies and in the seas.”

27 So God made man like his Maker.
Like God did God make man;
Man and maid did he make them.

28 And God blessed them and told them, “Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; you are masters of the fish and birds and all the animals. 29 And look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I’ve given all the grass and plants to the animals and birds for their food.” 31 Then God looked over all that he had made, and it was excellent in every way. This ended the sixth day.[j]

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 1:1 When God began creating, or “In the beginning God created.”
  2. Genesis 1:2 the earth was, or “the earth became.” a shapeless, chaotic mass, or “shapeless and void.” over the dark vapors, or “over the cloud of darkness,” or “over the darkness and waters,” or “over the dark gaseous mass.” There is not one correct way to translate these words.
  3. Genesis 1:4 Together they formed the first day, literally, “And there was evening and there was morning, one day (or ‘period of time’).”
  4. Genesis 1:6 Let the vapors separate, literally, “Let there be a dome to divide the waters.”
  5. Genesis 1:7 This all happened on the second day, literally, “There was evening and there was morning, a second day (or ‘period of time’).”
  6. Genesis 1:13 This all occurred on the third day, literally, “And there was evening and there was morning, a third day (or ‘period of time’).”
  7. Genesis 1:19 This all happened on the fourth day, literally, “And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day (or ‘period of time’).”
  8. Genesis 1:23 That ended the fifth day, literally, “And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day (or ‘period of time’).”
  9. Genesis 1:26 a man, literally, “men.” someone like ourselves, literally, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.”
  10. Genesis 1:31 This ended the sixth day, literally, “And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day (or ‘period of time’).”

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Chapter 1 in (Matthew) for today: (January 13) (Living Bible)

These are the ancestors of Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David and of Abraham:

Abraham was the father of Isaac; Isaac was the father of Jacob; Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.

Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (Tamar was their mother); Perez was the father of Hezron; Hezron was the father of Aram;

Aram was the father of Amminadab; Amminadab was the father of Nahshon; Nahshon was the father of Salmon;

Salmon was the father of Boaz (Rahab was his mother); Boaz was the father of Obed (Ruth was his mother); Obed was the father of Jesse;

Jesse was the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon (his mother was the widow of Uriah);

Solomon was the father of Rehoboam; Rehoboam was the father of Abijah; Abijah was the father of Asa;

Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat; Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram; Jehoram was the father of Uzziah;

Uzziah was the father of Jotham; Jotham was the father of Ahaz; Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah;

10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh; Manasseh was the father of Amos; Amos was the father of Josiah;

11 Josiah was the father of Jechoniah and his brothers (born at the time of the exile to Babylon).

12 After the exile: Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel; Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel;

13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud; Abiud was the father of Eliakim; Eliakim was the father of Azor;

14 Azor was the father of Zadok; Zadok was the father of Achim; Achim was the father of Eliud;

15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar; Eleazar was the father of Matthan; Matthan was the father of Jacob;

16 Jacob was the father of Joseph (who was the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ the Messiah).

17 These are fourteen[a] of the generations from Abraham to King David; and fourteen from King David’s time to the exile; and fourteen from the exile to Christ.

18 These are the facts concerning the birth of Jesus Christ: His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph, her fiancé,[b] being a man of stern principle,* decided to break the engagement but to do it quietly, as he didn’t want to publicly disgrace her.

20 As he lay awake[c] considering this, he fell into a dream, and saw an angel standing beside him. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “don’t hesitate to take Mary as your wife! For the child within her has been conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a Son, and you shall name him Jesus (meaning ‘Savior’), for he will save his people from their sins. 22 This will fulfill God’s message through his prophets—

23 ‘Listen! The virgin shall conceive a child! She shall give birth to a Son, and he shall be called “Emmanuel” (meaning “God is with us”).’”

24 When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel commanded and brought Mary home to be his wife, 25 but she remained a virgin until her Son was born; and Joseph named him “Jesus.”

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 1:17 These are fourteen, literally, “So all the generations from Abraham unto David are fourteen.”
  2. Matthew 1:19 her fiancé, literally, “her husband.” a man of stern principle, literally, “a just man.”
  3. Matthew 1:20 As he lay awake, implied in remainder of verse.

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January 13

Are You a Bold Believer?

PRAY OVER THIS:

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.”

(Acts 4:13)

PONDER THIS:

Are you a bold believer? Or are you a cowardly Christian? Do you want to be a bold believer? What is boldness in the first place? Boldness is not arrogance. It’s not the ability to put your finger in somebody’s face and to tell them off. Boldness is not being rude or crude. Some people think they are bold but they’re just arrogant, and they have bad manners. That’s not boldness. Those people turn more people away from Jesus than they bring to the Lord Jesus. We’re to be gentle, apt to teach, and not seeking to give offense. Don’t think that if you go around getting in people’s faces that you’re necessarily bold.

Rudeness is not boldness. Boldness is having the courage to stand for the Lord Jesus Christ in the face of opposition.

  • How might you have had a wrong view of boldness in the past?

  • What would it look like for you to display godly boldness?

PRACTICE THIS:

Make a list of people you know who are bold for Christ. Consider what makes them bold and how you might learn from and follow their example. In my opinion, it would be Bold of you to forward this blog to all of your contacts. You would be boldly witnessing to them and possible starting them on the road to Praying and Reading their Bible daily and who knows, they might even forward it to their contacts! That is how we have reached 175 Countries and 2,838 Cities around the world over the last 10 years, with the help of the Holy Spirit.

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FATHER GOD WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE SOVEREIGN KING OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE AND BEYOND, THANK YOU FOR YOUR MERCY AND GRACE OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO WHEN YOU SENT YOUR ONLY BEGOTTEN SON TO THIS EARTH TO DIE ON THE CROSS OF HIS OWN VOLITION AS PAYMENT FOR ALL OF OUR SINS IF WE WOULD ONLY BELIEVE ON HIM, REPENT OF OUR SINS AND GIVE HIM TOTAL CONTROL OF OUR LIVES.

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The Greatest Thing…

The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”

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Question: Who is this Jesus everyone is talking about?

Why is He so important in terms of what happens to my Soul, which resides in my body, until my body dies?
First, let me tell you that the Creator of the Universe, God the Father, truly Loves you and every member of the Human Race which He also created.
He also wants you and every human’s soul  to be in Heaven with Him when your body dies here on earth. The part of you that goes to Heaven when you die is your soul.
Everyone has a soul that merely resides within your body as a tenant; the soul NEVER dies. Again, Father God Loves every human that has ever been born since Adam and Eve, 6,000 years ago, and He WANTS your soul to live for Eternity, to which there is NO END, with Him! BUT there is a problem:
Ever since Adam and Eve the ENTIRE Human Race has been infected with a DISEASE and there is only ONE CURE for it! Please remember that God created the Universe AND the Human Race, making Him the Sovereign King of the Universe, in other words:
HE SETS THE RULES!
The disease that we all have, as soon as we are conceived in our Mother’s Womb, is SIN! Adam and Eve broke God’s only Commandment at the time while they were in the Garden of Eden: “Don’t eat of the fruit of the forbidden tree!”
When they disobeyed that one Commandment, they SINNED! They were no longer HOLY and God threw them out of the Garden and, as He had told them: Their bodies would eventually die BUT their souls would live on for Eternity.
2,000 years later, God gave Moses the 10 Commandments for the people to live by. He set the Rule that if anyone broke one of those Commandments they were to sacrifice an unblemished lamb to God and God seeing the blood of that lamb, would forgive that person’s sins.
2,000 years after that, which brings us to 2,000 years ago, Father God showed His Mercy and Grace upon the entire human race by sending His Only Begotten Son: Jesus, to this earth, as Prophesied hundreds of years earlier in the Old Testament (Isaiah 7:14), as a human baby, born of a Virgin named Mary in the City of Bethlehem of Judea!

THIS is the Jesus everyone is talking about today!

He lived a perfectly SINLESS life, performed thousands of miracles during the 3 years that He Ministered from the age of 30 until He was 33. His last miracle was raising a good friend of His, named Lazarus, from the dead after he had been dead and in a tomb in Bethany for FOUR DAYS!

This miracle, seen by many Priests and Rabbis and common people of Bethany, INFURIATED the Priests and Rabbis because all of the people were starting to follow Jesus instead of them! They then started to plan a way to get rid of Jesus!
After Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He and His 12 Disciples went on in to Jerusalem for the Passover to Commemorate God’s freeing the Nation of Israel from the Egyptians hundreds of years earlier.
While in Jerusalem preparing for the Passover Dinner, one of Jesus’ Disciples, a traitor named Judas Iscariot, secretly met with the Priests and Rabbis and accepted 30 pieces of silver to BETRAY Jesus to them during the Passover Celebration.
During the Passover Supper with His 12 Disciples, including Judas, Jesus revealed the NEW COVENANT to them. This New Covenant would require Jesus to shed His Sinless Blood as Payment to Father God for the sins of the ENTIRE HUMAN RACE!
Later that night, as Jesus and all of the Disciples, except Judas, were Praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas showed up with soldiers sent by the Priests and Rabbis to arrest Jesus.
Judas was leading them and walked up and kissed Jesus on the cheek identifying Him to the soldiers.
They arrested Him, took Him before the Priests and Rabbis, was given a mock trial and turned over to the Roman soldiers to be beaten, have a Crown of Thorns crushed down upon His Head and forced to carry His Own Cross through the streets of Jerusalem, out the gates to a place called Golgotha where they Nailed Jesus to the Cross He had been carrying and stood it up between two thieves.
Jesus COULD have called upon 72,000 Angels standing there with swords drawn ready to rescue Him, but He told them not to, that He had to Sacrifice His Life as Payment for the SINS of the entire Human Race.
After hanging on that Cross for 6 hours, as He was about to die, God the Father, supernaturally placed the SINS of the entire Human Race upon Him and then turned His Back upon His Only Begotten Son. Jesus saw His Father do this and shouted: “My God, My God, Why hast Thou forsaken Me?” And then dropped His Head, said “It is Finished” and died.
To make certain that He was dead, a Roman soldier forced a spear into His Side and Blood and Water spilled out.
Two followers of Jesus then went to the Roman authorites to obtain permission to remove Jesus’ Body from the Cross. They took His Body down, covered it with a long white sheet and carried it to a newly hewn grave where they laid His dead Body upon a pedestal and walked out.
Roman soldiers then rolled a large stone against the entrance, sealed it and stood guard.
On the morning of the third day, Father God, brought His Son Jesus BACK TO LIFE!
The stone was rolled away and Jesus made 10 appearances to 500 people after His Resurrection before ascending back into Heaven in front of His remaining Disciples commanding them to go to the entire world telling them about “My Death, Burial and Resurrection!”
So those are the FACTS concerning Jesus.
If, by Faith, you believe all of that to be true: That Jesus is the Son of God, that He died on that Cross for all of your sins, was Resurrected on the 3rd Day, we now call Easter and ascended back into Heaven to sit upon His Throne to the Right-Hand Side of God the Father and you can lift up a Prayer to God the Father Praying that you “Confess that you are a sinner and accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior by Faith, Repent of your sins and commit to trying to follow Him for the rest of your life, in Jesus’ Name.”
If you say that Prayer and really mean it, you will be Spiritually “Born Again”, your name will be Permanently written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and your Place in Heaven will be reserved in Heaven for ETERNITY!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Now go and tell the World about Jesus, the ONLY way into Heaven!
By the way, I must tell you that if you do NOT accept Jesus as your Personal Savior before you die, your soul will be eternally separated from God and on Judgment Day will be thrown into the Eternal Lake of Fire (Rev 20:15) with Satan.
It is your choice.

God Bless you,

Bob Lewis,Vietnam Vet,

Sinner saved by Grace

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GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN

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Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The most important verse in The Holy Bible is: Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have Everlasting Life!” John 3:16

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The Second Most Important Verse in the Bible:

The SECOND most important verse is: Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life: NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

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GET OUT OF THE BOAT!

I’m sure most of you know of the Story in the Holy Bible about Jesus sending all 12 of His Disciples off in a boat in the Sea of Galilee to go to the other side while He sent 5,000 men and their families home after feeding them, Miraculously, with only 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread (Please Google: Matthew 14:13-21).

Jesus then went up into the nearby mountain to Pray.

As the Disciples sailed to about the half-way point across the sea, a tremendous storm came up threatening to swamp the boat with water and drown all of them!

Suddenly, they looked out to sea and saw someone WALKING TOWARDS THEM ON THE WATER!

It was Jesus!

Peter recognized Him and yelled out to Him: “Lord, if it is You, Command me to come to You!”

Jesus answered “Yes, Come!”

And Peter, FULL OF FAITH AND COURAGE, kept his eyes upon Jesus and STEPPED OUT OF THE BOAT and started walking on the water towards Jesus (Please Google: Matthew 14:29).

Peter didn’t even think about what the OTHER 11 Disciples thought about him taking this step of Faith!

HE JUST DID IT!

Peter actually walked a short ways ON THE WATER toward Jesus while looking steadfastly upon Jesus!

Unfortunately, when he took his eyes OFF of Jesus and started looking at the wind and the waves HE STARTED SINKING!

He cried out to Jesus to save him, which Jesus did, of course, then they both got into the boat and Jesus shouted out to the wind and the sea: “Peace, be still!”

And the wind and sea immediately calmed down!

And ALL 12 Disciples finally realized that Jesus truly MUST be the Son of God! (Google: Matthew 28:14-22)

EVEN THOUGH these same 12 men had already seen Jesus perform literally THOUSANDS of Miracles, beginning with changing 5 30-gallon pots of water into Fine Wine at the Wedding Feast in Cana to the one they had just observed where He fed 5,000 men AND their families with only 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread, Jesus KNEW that their hearts were STILL hardened toward whether He was REALLY the SON OF GOD!

THIS MIRACLE CONVINCED THEM!

My point today goes back to where PETER SAW JESUS WALKING ON THE WATER and asked Him to COMMAND him to walk upon the water TO HIM!

HE GOT OUT OF THE BOAT, keeping his eyes upon Jesus, WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT WHAT THE OTHERS IN THE BOAT THOUGHT ABOUT THIS!

I Repeat: WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT WHAT THE OTHERS IN THE BOAT THOUGHT ABOUT THIS!

My question is this: Are YOU afraid to “Step out of the Boat” and start TRULY WITNESSING FOR JESUS, telling the world about Him being the ONLY way to be Born-Again, like you were when you were really FIRST BORN AT YOUR BIRTH, when your Soul’s Name was already written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Google Rev 20:15) when you were conceived in your precious Mother’s womb and REMOVED when you committed your first SIN after reaching the age of accountability and knew the difference between right and wrong!

At that moment, your name was BLOTTED out of the Book of Life!

2,000 years ago our Father God, in His Mercy and Grace, provided a way that ALL members (Souls) of the entire Human Race could get their names Re-Written into the Lamb’s Book of Life and be “Born-Again” when He sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth as a little Baby, Born of the Virgin Mary, with a Primary Purpose of Shedding His Blood on a Cross at Calvary as Payment for ALL OF THE SINS OF THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE, WHICH HE DID,  IF they would only Believe that:

  • Jesus was and is the Son of God;

  • He died upon that Cross for their sins;

  • He was buried in a borrowed tomb and

  • Rose from the dead on the 3rd Day called Easter;

  • He made at least 10 appearances to over 500 people afterwards;

  • He Ascended back into Heaven 40-days later on a cloud in front of the Galileans;

  • He is now sitting on His Throne at the Right-Hand of His Father, our Sovereign King and Creator of the entire Universe and Beyond, as our: High Priest, Advocate, Lord and Savior!

  • The Father will one day send His Son BACK to earth, at the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:17), when the SOULS of ALL Born-Again Human Beings, whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, will take on their Heavenly Bodies and RISE to meet Him in the sky and enter Heaven to live FOREVER (Eternity with no end).

  • Those that are NOT Born-Again will be left behind and have to endure what will be called The Tribulation Period for seven (7) years (Revelation 7:14, and Matthew 24:21-29). Those who become Christians AFTER the Rapture will live through (or perish during) the Tribulation.

  • After the Tribulation, Christ will return to establish his Kingdom on earth for 1,000 years during which time, Satan will be bound.

  • At the END of Christ’s 1,000 year Reign, Satan will be released, will assemble a large contingent and try to attack Christ’s Earthly Kingdom! He will be destroyed by God, the Father, with fire and Satan will be thrown into the Lake of Fire for Eternity!

  • The next event will be the Great White Throne Judgment when ALL Souls that have NOT accepted Christ as their Personal Savior by Faith, Repented of their sins and given Christ Complete control of their lives prior to that Judgment Day, meaning that they DID NOT accept Christ’s Death on the Cross as Payment for all of their sins, will have to defend THEMSELVES for all of their sins before God: THERE WILL BE NO DEFENSE and ALL of them will be taken by Angels and thrown into the Lake of Fire with Satan and all of his demons FOR ETERNITY. (Revelation 20:15)

  • Those Souls that HAVE been Born-Again and have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THAT JUDGMENT, they will have their Eternal Bodies and live for Eternity in Heaven.

At the end of ALL FOUR GOSPELS, Jesus admonished us to “Get out of the Boat” without worrying what others will say or think about your Actions and TELL THE WORLD ABOUT OUR LORD AND SAVIOR: JESUS THE CHRIST!

I challenge you to have the Courage to do it!

My Christian Blog, which I have spoken and written every night since 2011, has reached 175 Countries and over 2,838 Cities within those Countries. There are still 31 Countries that we have NOT reached.

There are over 6 Billion People around the world WHO HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD TH NAME OF JESUS!

At least, have the courage to forward or COPY and forward this message to all of your Social Media and email Contacts as I do every night.

Please don’t be ashamed of Him!

If you are ashamed of Him on earth, He will be ashamed of you in front of the Father!

In His Service,

Bob Lewis

Vietnam Vet

UpperRoom101.org


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