Knowing what is preached  and taught in scripture is very important. It tells us what dispensation we are under and to whom it is too.
In Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Up until John the Baptist, the Law and Prophets was taught to Israel. But then the Kingdom is preached.
John spoke,
Mat 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Then Jesus
Mat 4:17   From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
So at different times, different things were preached! Although many things are said under these names, the focus was either the Law and Prophets or the Kingdom message to Israel! 
"BUT NOW" a new message is preached by Paul.
Act 20:24  But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. 
The Gospel of the GRACE OF GOD! And that message is in the dispensation of grace and is called The MYSTERY!
Eph 3:1  For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
... 9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Rom 16:25   Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
Because it was hid from Satan, and the world and it was foretold before time began. It also gives us the complete understand of ALL the scriptures and closes the inspirational writings of the Word of God!
So understanding what God is wanting preached and proclaimed is being IN GOD'S WILL FOR THE DAY that it was to be proclaimed! 
BE in God's WILL Dear Saint, by understanding the dispensing of the Revelation and Fellowship of the Mystery being Preached today, GOD'S GOSPEL OF GRACE! 
Posted By: Howard King2/22/2020 11:52:43 AM

Beloved Brethren, BE...!
Here are 3 things Paul encourages us to BE!
 1 Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
   Because we have Victory in Christ and we give thanks unto God, we can BE
1. STEDFAST - Meaning be faithful, committed, and loyal to Christ!
2. UNMOVABLE-Meaning unwavering, unshaken and firm in Christ!
3. ABOUNDING- Meaning to keep growing and going as well as full and thrive in Christ! 
So think about these 3 things and BE loyal, firm and thriving in Christ today,
Beloved Brethren in Christ! 
Posted By: Howard King2/4/2020 10:55:36 AM

I will be praying for you all this NEW YEAR!!
HAPPY 2020!!!
Posted By: Howard King1/1/2020 9:42:36 AM

How to have a Great New Year in 2020!
2020 is almost here and I hope you had a great 2019. The best way to have a great New Year is to put everything in perspective. So many look at the earthly material things they want to accomplish. It might be a new years resolution to lose weight or make more money. Perhaps to build a new or existing business or church with more people and certainly those things can be goals, but really if you want to have a truly GREAT year try looking at what you already have. If you are a believer you have Christ, what more do you need!!! You have eternal security in Heaven! Your life is not here but in Christ in heaven Now! What can be better than that!!!! You have the Greatest LOVE of all, which no person can possibly give! So while setting goals is good don't get caught up in the external earthy things but look at what you have now internally and eternally and be grateful to have a GREAT GOD and LORD IN YOU!!!!!!!
Enjoy the rest of 2019 and look forward to 2020, and lets always give GOD THE GLORY! 
Posted By: Howard King12/28/2019 11:33:22 AM

    At this time of year it is good to remember and let us never forget that the true miracle is the great conception of Christ! Christ was conceived by God through the Holy Spirit to a virgin!!! His birth was normal and natural but His conception is Holy! No man's sinful flesh was involved in this great conception! It was God who did this not man and Jesus is Holy, righteous and sinless because of this. Don't forget this and even more so,... don't forget why Jesus came to begin with and that is to be Israel's King and to save His people. In turn God used unfaithful Israel's fall to extend grace to the gentile world and save ALL mankind by faith in the cross work of Christ alone!!!
     Luke 1:26  And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Posted By: Howard King12/24/2019 12:16:48 PM

Remember NOT just the "reason for the season" but the REASON!
 I often hear and in fact have said it myself "remember the reason for the season". Now the reason I said that was I was trying to get people to think about Christ more than the tree, gifts or even family. More than the food or seeing the kids open up their presents with such joy and fun on their faces.
BUT as I think more about it I am always trying to encourage people to remember the "REASON" Christ came to begin with. In a way it is not such a good thing, it is sort of a negative thing. He came as the King of Israel and was rejected. He then came as the risen Messiah and was rejected. He came and died on the cross for our sins and many will still reject Him! God extended grace to All but many will reject Him! 
BUT to those of us who have trusted "in" have put faith "in" His death  for our sins, and received and have eternal life in Him,
1Tim 2:3  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 
Posted By: Howard King12/21/2019 9:24:48 AM

I hope this blog finds you all doing well and resting in the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I want to share so many things with you but sometimes can not wrap my mind around the words to write. I have had a good year sharing and teaching the word of God but see such a need for more. I have seen some of you that I meet with grow so much and this is so exciting to me. I still get just as excited today as when I first started, when I see some one grow and that light bulb goes on when they understand that they are completely forgiven in Christ and realize the freedom of God's love and acceptance.
Some still struggle and need help and this takes time and work. This is just how life works and we all must face it. And just as we all must face this life we all have to deal with financial issues in order to eat and put a roof over our heads.
With that said let me share some things, so you can prayerfully consider.
The counseling ministry is different than other ministries in the way that it functions daily. It takes up a lot of time that other ministries do not take up. A pulpit ministry which is always important and needed but usually last only a hour. A counseling ministry is 1-2 hours per person or couples and last all day with several sessions. This is why most lead pastors do not do counseling as it takes up hours of study time and may last for months. The pulpit ministry is mostly study time and on the pastor's personal time per say, but the counseling ministry is face to face every time. The pulpit/teaching ministry reaches more people in a general way while the counseling ministry is one on one and very specific and personal. The pulpit ministry gets lots of attention and therefore a lot more financial support, while the counseling ministry gets little attention and much less financial support.
So what is the point I am getting at is this, that our financial support is down and we need your help. We have seen in the last few months especially many of our regular supporters not giving or giving much less! Please prayerfully consider a end of year donation and coming on as monthly support for next year.
Thank you and always in God's grace, 
Posted By: Howard King12/14/2019 9:43:27 AM

Why do bad things happend to good people?
Since this is my blog page and not a devotional I sometimes just give my thoughts, yet I hope they do the same thing as my devotionals and that is to encourage you to depend on and rest in Christ!

The question "why do bad things happened to good people" has been asked for centuries and everyone of us has pondered that at some point, in some way. The answer to that is simple yet most people do not believe or dismiss it and look for some sort of psychological deep answer!

The answer is sin. I know, I know, what you are saying "it seems that everything you say is sin, Howard"!! BUT think about it, when a drunk driver hits a innocent person isn't it sin to be drunk and driving to begin with! Or when a person dies of cancer, isn't cancer a natural sin from the fall of man, not to mention the sin of smoking, drinking or abusing the body! You see everything in life has a Spiritual context and place! Our day to day decisions are spiritual. The neighbor, family or societies actions are all part of a sinful world and therefore we in a fallen world! Yes the person who is depressed or anxious or takes advantage of another and hurts, beats or rejects them in some way has some problems but those problems are called sin! ALL mental disease is sin, this is why it is called dis-ease!!! Now it can lead to physical changes in the brain and body, and we can try to fix the physical part by human ways but it began as sin and still is sin that has not been dealt with.

IF we call sin, Sin, then we can deal with it in the proper way and that is through Christ, who has already dealt with it! IF we call sin some thing else then WE must fix it and WE will not be able to do so! IF we choose to medicate our selves as the so called professionals want then we are just putting a band aid on a very deep wound and you will bleed to death eventually! Lets fix the fix that has already been fixed by Christ! Bad things happened to ALL of us because of our choices, not God punishing us! By the way that is a form of Calvinism. Meaning the thinking that God did this to me and God did that to me! God is the one who loves you and sent the one who gives you life! Stop blaming God, like Adam did and start taking responsibility for your actions, thoughts and feelings and you will be on your way to that abundant life in CHRIST!
Posted By: Howard King12/7/2019 12:01:37 PM

It seems that the holiday season is upon us and for some it gets even more hectic. For some it is a time of depression and for others it is a fun and a joyous time! Some love to have family over with lots of food and gifts exchanged. Others are sad, lonely and without food or shelter. Many have shelter, food and family yet feel down and sad too. Some have happy memories and others sad ones. Most remember their parents and what Christmas was like when they were young and for some reason it is always better then, than today!

BUT if we really take a look at things and wanted to be faithful to God we would see that it is "ALL" a façade. Think about it, if we say we want to be faithful to God and His Word yet we celebrate Christ birth 3 months after He was really born. We turn that time into a gift giving, Santa, tree and light show, that has nothing to do with God and what He has done for us. And even though many of us say we want to celebrate Christ the part we enjoy most is still getting to open presents.

This Holiday season try slowing down and maybe even better don't celebrate the traditional Christmas stuff but rather celebrate the everlasting Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST!
Posted By: Howard King11/30/2019 8:53:55 AM

2 Cor 10:7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance?....

...and react in some way. We tend to not think but just react on our feelings regardless of the situations. It is easy to be controlled by our emotions and sinful flesh.

But we are told to "THINK" in scripture and take our thoughts captive. Paul tells us in 2 Cor 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
We are to take "EVERY" thought captive. EVERY means EVERY! Now I know some of you are saying NO one can do that and then just dismiss this and do nothing. It is easy to dismiss and do nothing because that's what we want to do to begin with. NOTHING! BUT by doing nothing you will walk after the flesh and sin and sin brings death, both to you and to those you love. So don't dismiss this.

While you are right no one will take every thought captive, we can grow in taking 1 thought, than 2, than 3 and so on! Until we are taking 80-90% of our thoughts captive and walking in victory and bringing them to obedience in Christ.

Now what does that look like... well most of us "feel" things before we even know what we are thinking. When you feel sad, depressed, or down,... stop and think about why. If you are feeling anxious about something, say to your self what is it I am scared of or fearful about. If you just feel crummy or a death like way ask your self why! If you feel hurt, unloved or rejected by someone, past or present just admit it and realize that you are thinking fleshly sinful thoughts.

Why do I say sinful, because that is not what God has given you and is not of FAITH! God has given you life and accepted you, and loves you and you feel rejected and sad, than that is not Godly righteous or faithful so bring those thoughts in line with what God has said and done for you...and renew your mind in truth until your emotions are showing you that your thinking is right! Our emotions are not to be controlling us and we are not to be catering or nursing them. Are emotions are to be used to tell us what we are thinking as well as using them to worship God!
So STOP and THINK and take EVERY thought captive and tell yourself the truth! That you are child of God who is deeply loved, totally accepted and completely forgiven in Christ! Make it a habit of "THINKING" about what you are "THINKING ABOUT"!
as always in Christ love.
Posted By: Howard King11/23/2019 6:39:58 PM

The Old Testament was by Faith too!
The Old Testament was written and given to Israel! The Old Testament contains the Laws and ordinances that bring about a Holy communion with God and others. Israel was to follow these laws which would tell them of their sin so that they would turn in faith to God! They were to walk by faith and to show that faith by their works.

But Israel over time forsook God and began to worship other gods as well as make everything into a religion. Now religion is "just going through" and doing the laws or standards that are necessary without faith!

We can do that too can't we! We can go to church, maybe read our bible occasionally or say something spiritual without any faith at all! We can say we are Christians based on our family background or our parent's beliefs but never commit ourselves. Sometimes I hear of people who "ONLY" want the benefits of being "good" or trying to do what is right so that they will "feel" better about themselves or have a good marriage or a good life! BUT God sees the heart, the devotion, the true belief and desire for Him!

Don't just go through the motions saints! Don't just say you are a Christian and do whatever you want as religion does. Give WHOLEHEARTEDLY to JESUS for HE has already given you HIS LIFE!
Posted By: Howard King11/16/2019 11:08:41 AM

I recently read a blog post by a minister. He said that he was tired and wanted to take a sabbatical ( a rest or break) from ministry because he had given so much. He said he had many say that his counseling and teaching ministry had helped them and that they thought it was so needed in the Body today! That they do not know what they would have done without his ministry. YET he went on to say that while many regarded his ministry as what reconciled them to God and their marriage or family many did not support financially! He said that he thought many just believe and say " the ministry will get by without them giving because God will take of him"!

Now I can relate to that in many ways because I hear the same thing from those I help too! So many want help but refuse to give to help the ministry help others. YET as Paul said that Jesus said: " it is better to give than to receive"!
God never promised you or me financially anything for being in the ministry or for sharing the gospel in any way! What he did say was share with a grateful, thankful, loving heart!

1Cor 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! 17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. 18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. 19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
Posted By: Howard King11/9/2019 9:06:51 AM

Fear of Failure!
Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

If you have followed or heard me teach you would know that I use the Genesis 3 passage a lot! It is after all were we are introduced to the problem man has today, SIN! Now we all sin, but today I want to touch on one particular sin! One that affects us all in some form and that is the Fear of Failure!

Since we all sin we are all guilty! God says in Rom 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God",...! AND since we all fall short and are guilty we have FAILED!!! We all are failures in some form, no matter how successful we are in anything! And because of pride we hate to fail and work hard to succeed, only to fear failure and punishment from others, ourselves or God! We try to not fail and then turn around and do it again and again! So just face it you are going to fail! You are going to sin!

YET, God has given us a way to be a success and successful and that is by a judicial act on God's part!
Rom 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
God has justified us through Christ blood!
Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Justified means in short to be made "RIGHT"! You are Ok, accepted and in good standing with God! He delights in giving you life, love and liberty through His Son, Jesus! He enjoys being with you!

So since we have been justified through grace by faith in Christ sacrificial death and blood! So ALL our sin and guilt is on that cross! WE No longer NEED TO FEAR FAILURE!
So we are a success even if we do not "perform" well! We are in Christ and Christ is in us! And CHRIST IS SUCCESS!!! Failing and failure is NOT WHO YOU ARE, but WHO YOU ARE IS A SUCCESS BY CHRIST!
Stop trying to "BE" good enough and a success on your own and without God! Just realize WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST ALREADY! SLOW DOWN, and learn to be CONTENT IN CHRIST!
Posted By: Howard King11/2/2019 1:06:25 PM

Sinners or Saints?
Some one asked me this week how should Christians think of themselves? Sadly most Christians read and see them selves as the Old covenant describes Israel! They see how God constantly rebuked and how they rebelled against God! They see themselves how Jesus described the Pharisees and then say they are not any better then they! They think of them selves as Paul described "EVERYONE" in Romans 3 as always "...come short..." and "dirty rotten sinners", like the "worm" in the Old Test!

Now when a person see's themselves like that and says that over and over that tells you/us what they believe! AND THAT is THAT they do not understand this "NEW CREATURE" THAT THEY ARE!! That do not know really what Christ did on the cross for them! That He has made them righteous and that God "delights" in His children now! That He delights in giving life and love to them!! That it is HIS pleasure to be with and want to spend time with them!!! He has made us NEW and HOLY and RIGHTEOUS!!! JUST as RIGHTEOUS as HIS OWN SON!!!
Sadly the person that still sees themselves as the lowly worm and sinner is STILL SELF RIGHTEOUS!!! You are not a sinner because you sin, you are a sinner because you were born that way, so you sin!!!! BUT NOW you are a holy, righteous SAINT IN CHRIST! To think different is sin and self righteous based on your works not HIS!!!
STOP beating your self up and trying to be "sinless" and "good enough" for God! After all you CAN'T do it and 2 HE has already done the work for you!!!
Walk as a SAINT and not a sinner and give to others instead of being self focused on being "good enough"!!!
Posted By: Howard King10/26/2019 10:37:58 AM

3 things to help you study the bible!
Hope you all are doing well today!

Here are 3 things you can to help you study the bible! When reading and studying the bible always,
1. take the bible literally! Meaning that what it says it what it means! (there are only a few verse that you don't take that way! For instance when it says to cut off your hand or poke your eye out! DON'T DO THAT!!!
But for the most part take what it says "FOR WHAT IT SAYS"!!!
2.Always compare verses to other verses! Most verses have other verses that back up or shed light on other verses! If you don't understand a verse find a concordance and compare it to another and it will usually bring clarity!
3. Be sure and be dispensational!!!!! This is the number one thing that will bring clarity to the scripture and clear up confusion! What is written to and for Israel is different then what is to and for the Body of Christ and gentiles today! Don't mix the two! 80% of the bible is written to and for Israel but that 20% left over is of GREAT IMPORTANCE TO YOU!!!!

Get help when you need to and ask questions of one another! Don't take the standard church answers until there is clear understanding! The bible is laid out for us as it is written!!!!
as always in grace,
Posted By: Howard King10/19/2019 2:59:57 PM

Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

It is sad to me when I hear pastors and teachers that are afraid to be BOLD in their sermons! When I hear them back down from making a stance against immoral, sinful behavior! They may say that it is not good for you but do not say it is sin! They may say we need to befriend them and tell them we love them YET we still do not share the gospel with them...THATS NOT LOVE!!! When things like homosexuality is running throughout the church yet without any restraint by the leadership...in fact in many of the "so called" church's, the orthodox or protestant church's, their are homosexuals pastors!!!

Paul says to pray for him so that he may speak BOLDLY!!! He says that pray for him to make known the Gospel of the mystery unto all and upon all peoples of this world! The mystery that Jesus Christ died and rose for your SINS! The first part and a very important part in being saved is that you know that you are a sinner who needs to be saved! A sinner who's deserves God's wrath and who has been extended grace through Christ cross!!!

So pastors and leaders please be BOLD and speak the truth so that those who are lost and in sin, even the sin of homosexuality may be saved and have victory in life!

AND YOU WHO are NOT in leadership remember this verse...
Phl 1:14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Posted By: Howard King10/12/2019 1:01:23 PM

Pray for our leaders!
I rarely ever say anything about politics because to me while they are important they are not the most important! Sharing and preaching the word of God is what is on my heart and is the only thing that will change men's heart anyway including our leaders!

SO in these turbulent times we often think we are in the worst of times and begin to fear or be angry at what is going on in Washington and around the world! BUT let me tell you that while these may seem hard and that there is a spiritual battle going on, there have been worst times in believers history!

Lets take Daniel for instance! Daniel was taken captive when he was 14 approx. and never saw freedom again! Now yes at times he was not in prison all those years but he also could never be free to leave or not be under a oppressive King either! YET Daniel was always faithful to God no matter what!

Paul too was beaten and in prison for his faith but never waivered and in fact told us, as well as practiced, praying for the leaders!

In 1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

AND IN Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

PETER says 1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
... 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. 19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

While I know it hard at times not to be mad or upset or even fear what may be going on today, just stay grounded in His Word! Don't get caught up in the world's politics but rather receive from God and give by praying for our leaders!

Remember regardless of what happens you are in Christ and He is in you!

give God the glory,
Posted By: Howard King10/5/2019 12:58:55 PM

We do sin, and there is life, but....
Judges 16:28 And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes. 29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left. 30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.

Most of us know the story of Samson, how he from childhood was chosen to be a Nazarite unto God. Now a Nazarite is one who has dedicated his life to God and one of the distinctive things is that He does not cut his hair! Now Samson is very courage's and was chosen by God to be a deliver of Israel from the Philistines! He fought lions and killed a thousand Philistines with a jawbone of an ass!

Now like any other man, he could be tempted and seduced by a women and sin! This women named Delilah was then offered 1100 pieces of silver to find out what the strength of Samson was and then tell the Philistines how to capture him. Sadly he told her and he was eventually captured! The Philistines mocked him and put out his eyes and said "see our god Dagon has delivered our enemy into our hands"!!

Now while Sampson sat in bondage eventually his hair grew back and he called out to God it says in Judges 16:28 And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes....30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines.

You see even in the Old test. God honors those who will humble themselves to be faithful and worship Him. Samson was lost for awhile but even from that God gave him victory! Sampson paid the price for his sin but Sampson went on to destroy the Philistines through the power of God and was WILLING TO LOSE EVERYTHING, EVEN HIS LIFE!!!

We must sometimes be willing to LOSE TO WIN!!! When we get to the point that we will lose everything for God then and really only then will we be saved and have Victory in life! Now by faith we saved, yes, yet so many believers live life on the fence, not really committed to God and with one foot on the wrong side! While being saved, but living a self centered life! Just like Samson loss what he had, he finally gained LIFE IN DEATH!
Are you willing to die to live?

for you in love,
Posted By: Howard King9/28/2019 12:59:23 PM

Dan 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Here in Daniel is a great example for us to understand and to grow in! Israel had been unfaithful and God allowed them to be taken captive, thus starting as Jesus said "the Times of the Gentiles"! Now the King of Babylon had made a image and commanded everyone to worship it! This image was really him and he had said that if anyone would not bow and worship it they would be burned in a fiery furnace! Now Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were Jews and would not bow down and worship the image and so the king was mad! They said our God will deliver us from the furnace or He won't but either way we will not worship any other God!

This is how you want to be! Regardless of your circumstances DO NOT COMPROMISE WHO YOU SERVE! Do not compromise WHO IS YOUR GOD!!! Now that does not mean you can't approach things in different ways. BUT it does mean that you will stay loyal and faithful despite any loss! Jesus lost His life in stating "I AM THE SON OF GOD"!


for God's glory,
Posted By: Howard King9/21/2019 9:41:00 AM

Breathe "CHRIST" in and out!
The bible says in Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

So God breathed into Adam and he became a living soul! A man who had life and could live as unto God! Sadly Adam chose not too and we have inherited that same nature! Now we too have a choice to breath in ever lasting LIFE through Christ! Now by faith we may receive life in Him!

In the movie the Karate Kid, the older man says to the younger when he was going though some problem to always return to the basic of life, breathing! He says to him, "NO BREATHE NO LIFE"! "Breathe in nose and blow out mouth " he tells him!

SO breathing is a 2 step process we breathe in and breathe out! We need to breathe in Christ and receive life daily! We need to breathe in through our nose, illustrating life from the one source Christ and breathe out our mouths to another source, people!!!!

NOW we can breath out other things as it says here in Psalm 27:12 IT SAYS Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
We can breathe out cruelty, hate and vengeance! We can breathe out bitterness and self centeredness! We can breathe in the stench of self protection and rejection and breathe out fear, shame and guilt!

Lets not do that!
Go back to the basics of "LIFE",

to God be the glory,
Posted By: Howard King9/14/2019 10:23:10 AM

Helping you grow in your faith!
1Thes 3:10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

I find myself praying and thinking about you all more and more! I ask myself how can I help build your faith? How can I minister to you what may be lacking in your faith? I often find that saints don't know the scriptures very well but they do know that Christ died for them and that is all they know and so live in shame, guilt and fear most of the time! NOW knowing that He died for them is good but it is not all and even that may be built on wrong doctrine or beliefs handed down through religion or even our parents!

AND so I want to help you and others as much as possible with good sound doctrine! Good sound words of truth!
Paul told Titus in
Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

So if you have questions you would liked answered or know others that might like or need these devotionals tell them about how to sign up or add them to our list so that we may minister to them.

The point is to help you and others live the Victorious Christian Life in Christ and that comes from through faith in sound doctrine!

Let me hear from you,
for God's Glory,

Posted By: Howard King9/7/2019 12:44:38 PM

Prayer and the Mystery of the Gospel!
Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Paul had a regular prayer life! He prayed constantly for the church! He wanted them to have the freedom and salvation that he knew only comes through Jesus Christ! So he prayed for the Saints!

He also asked for prayer! You see while we pray for others it is ok to ask for prayer for ourselves too! Now some saints ONLY pray for themselves and ONLY ask for prayer for themselves! Sadly this is one sided! In everything we do there should be a giving and receiving! We should pray for others and ask for prayer!

BUT here in Ephesians Paul asked for specific prayer! He asked that he saints pray for him to open his mouth boldly to make this mystery known! He wanted to tell others about this mystery in Christ! The mystery that had been hidden in Christ from the foundation of time! The mystery that Christ died on the cross and rose again, and that by faith we may have eternal life! We gentiles today may receive this salvation based solely on God's grace and by faith! That we would be justified and made right before God based on Jesus Christ faithfulness to His Father and to us! That we need not "DO" anything more to receive His love and forgiveness! That we need not work harder to be in God's good grace, but simple receive His great gift of LIFE through Jesus!

God's gift to man was through the cross of Christ! So Paul asked for prayer so that he may be that ambassador who speaks boldly!

I pray that you too would speak boldly about this great mystery in Christ! That you would share your testimony and your experience of life in Christ! That you would share the "Good News' of Christ death, burial and resurrection for our sins and that others may come to Christ by faith!

Please pray for me to do the same and to never ever stop! That this ministry would proclaim, persevere and prosper even more in teaching others how to live in Christ! That we would reach, teach and preach the Gospel of Christ according to the mystery given to Paul by Jesus Christ Himself!!

grace be with you,
Posted By: Howard King8/31/2019 10:05:09 AM

The Word of God "IS" God!
2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

I want to encourage you to read the Word daily! The Word of God "IS" God!! By the revelation of God the "words" are inspired and given to and through authors! NOW it is vitally important to know that the verse says the "scriptures" are inspired, not the men who wrote it! Sometimes in scripture God spoke to unfaithful, gentile men to say things for His purpose...! The words are inspired even if the author is not!

READ the WORD as if they are GOD because they ARE!!!

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. ...

The WORD is JESUS too! Notice He says in
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Speaking about Jesus!!!So Jesus is the WORD!!!

1John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
IT says the Holy Ghost is also the WORD as being ONE with God and Jesus!

So read your bible just as you would be hearing from and talking to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit!!!

Go fellowship with the Body and have a great weekend!

in Christ,

Posted By: Howard King8/24/2019 1:10:12 PM

Rest your soul by Faith!
As Robin and I read through the Word this morning, as our normal habit, I thought I would share with you...

Heb 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

The world revolves around one fear to another! If you watch the news you will see that they even cater to the fears and make their stories around them to sell the program and station! They know that the more fear they can create that it feeds the natural man to want to beware and prevent some disaster, some hurt that may becoming our way!!! The mind races to fix, work and protect at all cost! It is fearful and anxious and not at peace!!!!

Sadly many Christians act the same as the world! Because we have had the same nature before coming to the Lord we have old habits that stick with us for our entire life UNLESS we do something about them! Those old habits are in our minds and lived out in our feelings! The battle is not in our SPIRIT because it is filled with the Spirit of God! So our problem is our Soul were our mind, will and emotions are! Our mind is attacked by the world, flesh and yes even Satan! So we need to RENEW our minds on what is already TRUE IN OUR SPIRIT! We are already saved and secure and have PEACE in our Spirit already! We do not need to do anything externally, but rather internally REST MENTALLY ON THE TRUTH IN OUR SPIRIT! We already have God's love, God's grace, God's forgiveness, God's acceptance.....TELL YOURSELF THE TRUTH UNTIL REST AND PEACE ARE MANIFEST....aka REAL!!!!!

Put your SOUL at REST by FAITH in what Jesus has already done...not on what the next fear may be!

resting in Christ,
Posted By: Howard King8/17/2019 12:12:48 PM

What do I 'do" when I don't know what to "do"?
This is something I think we all deal with! What to do when I don't know what to do? I know I can become anxious and think well I need to go "do" something!! I become more aggressive instead of less at times! OR I become less aggressive and procrastinate in doing anything because I don't want to fail or be rejected again!

I think the best thing to "do" when I don't know what to "do" is to "do" nothing, except pray, rest and renew my mind! I need to know and tell myself that if I "do" nothing I am still accepted and loved by God! I need to tell myself that I can fail or even be rejected but that God still loves me and that I don't need the approval of people ! I don't "need" to be successful because I am already a success...and complete, whole and sufficient in Him! I don't need to fear but instead I can "do" or NOT "do"! I can go about my day resting, rejoicing and waiting to discern and make a decision without fear of failure, rejection or punishment from God or anyone else!

"DO" you ever think like this?

let's just enjoy the freedom we have in Christ today!

because He Lives,

Posted By: Howard King8/10/2019 12:20:03 PM

Good communication is hard, it takes work and time, like any other thing in life! Men usually struggle with this more than women, as we tend to think about doing and work before relationships and therefore talk less than women! Women are much better at communication then men,... yet often take short cuts by yelling and demanding or confusing everything with to many words, thoughts and feelings and not staying on the subject! Both can grow on this subject!

Good communication stays on subject to resolve something and/or we can share with openness about ourselves by taking self responsibility for what we think, feel and say!

Good communication also means good listening skills! Again women are good listeners men are not! So men listen more and speak less...women need to do the same and speak slowly and clearly on the subject without adding more things! (remember ladies we men can not multi-task like you...! Ha!)

When wanting to talk to someone (family or business) and setting a appointment with each other be sure and tell them what you want to talk about and try to work together for a time!

I don't know how many times people call me and say "hey Howard, call me back"! It comes across as 1.demanding and 2.I have no idea what the subject matter is as well as how much time to set aside! It could be for counseling 1-2 hours or a 5 minute question on nothing of great importance which could be answered by email!! To add they often do not want to talk about one thing... but rather they "just want to talk" to someone!

Work at communicating with others and always look at how you share and could improve yourself! Work at being open, transparent and sharing as well as listening to others!

James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Have a great weekend folks,
Posted By: Howard King8/3/2019 1:23:57 PM

There are times when I fear the future! When I think about getting old and retirement, will Robin and I be ok especially financially! Will we have to be in a home and taken care of! Will we be able to function normally!

Do you ever think of these types of things? Even for a minute or two we can have thoughts and fears! We can have worries and doubts! Now just because we have them does not mean we have lost our salvation or faith but rather that we are human! With a fleshly nature, that desires to control and know the future! If I know for sure what will happened then I can prepare for it, or be content and comforted in it! I can work harder to fix the wrong before it happens!

I can't control my earthly future though! I may be hit by a drunk driver or get cancer or....! I may not have enough money, and may need to be taken care of by someone! I will never know and can not control life!

Sometimes it helps to put EVERYTHING in perspective of ETERNITY! While I can not control or know what will happened on earth in my future....I can be comforted and live in peace NOW! I can "feel" secure in Christ Now because the ultimate future is taken care of in Him! If I do get cancer, I will be with Him! If I do get hit by a drunk driver I will be with Him! If I do need help and taken care of by someone, I can still thank Him and know that soon I will be with Him!

I can keep a "ETERNAL" perspective on everything and LIVE IN HOPE TODAY!!!

Phl 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

in hope,
Posted By: Howard King7/27/2019 11:37:29 AM

Sowing and Reaping equally!
Rom 15:27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.

1Co 9:11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

As I said in yesterdays devotional, that I was desiring to hear back from you! I so desire to hear from you all! I want to know how your doing! How your family is doing and your prayer request if any! It encourages me to continue to help you! Some of you did email back and I am grateful for those emails that encourage me to continue daily! Just as I sow hopefully, good spiritual things, hopefully you reap good spiritual things! Yet I want to encourage you to also sow spiritually as well as carnally into others! Now carnally here does not mean bad, sinful things but rather things that can be touched or earthy! Carnally can mean food, shelter, clothing.... I remember my dad giving cars away when I was young! He was giving cars away that I wanted, ha!.... but I was always impressed and encouraged that he gave to others in need! Now I am not saying to give your car away, but rather using that as a example!

When we reap we should also sow! If you sowed seed into the ground and not reap anything it would be worthless work and it would die! Most of you go to work and sow your effort into your job and then expect to be paid for it! Sowing work and reaping pay, that is how life works and you pay for your food, shelter and help protect your family!
Sowing spiritually into others lives is the same! Sowing spiritually uplifting words of encouragement and truth can help others grow in faith and therefore encourage them to live for Christ! Reaping those words only though, and not sowing back can make us self centered and NOT grow in faith! Sadly many go to church and never give back in anyway, they just keep taking and taking!

Sowing and reaping are BOTH equally important! Learn how to give as well as receive!

as always for you, and may God get the glory,
Posted By: Howard King7/20/2019 1:19:11 PM

The Fellowship of love!
Phil. 1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. 8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

Paul tells the church in Philippi that he prays for them and has great joy for their fellowship in the gospel! Paul is encouraged that they are in The Fellowship of LOVE! What I mean by that is that the gospel is about God! It is about God's love for man and how He reconciled with man by showing His love through His son Jesus!

AND so when we are in fellowship we must understand that LOVE! Now this love is not a secular, worldly love but is a righteous, Godly love! It is not perverted nor selfish but it is a giving and receiving of God! It is giving and receiving of God's love to one another! It is always desiring God's will not ours! It respects others boundaries while always within God's boundaries! It is giving as much as receiving!

Just as Paul had the Philippian church in his heart, so let us also have "THE FELLOWSHIP OF LOVE IN OUR HEART"!

in His Love,
Posted By: Howard King7/13/2019 11:05:56 AM

Here are some things you can do DAILY that will help you grow in grace and walk by faith!

1Ti 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

1. Read Daily!
1Ti 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading...
Read the word for 3-5 minuets or more a day! Read a chapter or two daily.... do what you can, when you can but read! Make it a priority in your life, because it is life and gives life! The more you read the more knowledge you have, the more knowledge you have, the more you will be able to walk by faith and therefore be transformed, which is what God's will is for every believer!

1 Tim 4:13...to exhortation...
... which means to be refreshed, comforted and peaceful in Christ! It means too "GO TO" Christ and REST in HIM! Spend time with Him and allow Him to minister to your needs, which are always the need to be loved!

1 Tim. 4:13...to doctrine.
Spend time in understanding doctrine, meaning the teachings of Jesus through Paul the Apostle to the gentiles!
Paul's books alone are for us today so know and understand the difference between Israel's laws and works verses our Grace worth, walk and works!

1Ti 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
..., think and ponder on "WHO" CHRIST is, "WHO"CHRIST is in You and "WHO" you have become! This should come first until Christ is formed in you! Until you walk, feel and mature in Christ love! Meditate on the word constantly!!!

5. REJOICE DAILY!! 1 Thes. 5:16 Rejoice evermore.
Rejoice in Christ daily! Now I know we all have bad days, but if you Renew your mind, Rest in Christ then Rejoice in Him you will find a whole different perspective in life!

1 Thes. 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
NEVER EVER STOP PRAYING! Talk with God, be real with God and receive from God!!! Praying is something we are told to do constantly with out ceasing!!!! So Pray, Pray, Pray! Praying is renewing , resting, receiving, meditating.... so PRAY!

1 Thes 5:8 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Be thankful for God's forgiveness, acceptance and LOVE! He always Loves you and has already forgiven you so THANK HIM CONSTANTLY! A Thankful heart is a content heart! A Thankful heart is a peaceful heart, not a anxious, fearful or demanding heart!

So Read, Exhort, in Christ teachings from Paul! And then Rejoice as you Pray and are Thankful in all things, everyday!

Do these daily and over time you will mature and be at peace as well as have joy in your heart!

in Christ love,

Posted By: Howard King7/6/2019 1:04:13 PM

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