Thursday, June 29, 2017

Right is Peace

The month of June ends tomorrow. Half of the year is gone into oblivion. Never again in the history of mankind will there be month of June 2017.  We saw it come and  we lived it through. We say thank you, Lord God, for everything!
My friend, I wish that your year so far is peaceful. Peacefulness is a determinant of happiness. When your soul is at rest and your heart is glad and your spirit is satisfied and the joy of the Lord is your strength; therein lies a person at peace with self. The kind of peace which surpasses all understanding. Human mindset cannot decipher that peace. It’s a heart thing bestowed from the man upstairs. God.
In all you do embrace peace. Do not make enemies for yourself. Make no enemies intentionally. Absolutely, do not set to make enemies. Should you find that you have offended anyone, or that someone has taken offense from your actions or reactions, make haste to fix that offense. Whether real or perceived by them, you take corrective actions. If someone feels that you have hurt them apologize to them. You may not believe that you’ve hurt them or done anything wrong, but if they feel your words or action inflicted pain and hurt feelings, you must say “I am sorry.” And be sincere. Fix it. Hurry up to make amends. Clear it all up. It's on you to fix it when others say you've hurt them. It's their feelings. Be sensitive for them.
Those people who decide on being an enemy to you leave them alone. Let it be. You cannot force others to be at peace with you. Keep your heart pure. You do not have to remain buddies with untrustworthy people. But you do have to foster a peaceful atmosphere. You must initiate and promote peace. Avoid conflict by saturating a fragrance of peace about you. You must not insist on befriending people who dislike you for their own reasons. Some people will not like you for nothing. No reason. Absolutely no reason at all. Some people will absolutely hate you just because you are you. Some people will hate you because people they love hate you. They are being loyal to their inner circle to the point of transferring bad emotions from their circle. Some people will determine to be your worst nightmare because of who they are. It is all on them. You just have to carry a pure heart and keep clean hands. Forgive all. Pray that the Lord would keep you from likewise being their enemy. Keep a smile on your face. A smile is disarming to the nastiest attacker. There is silent strength in your smile. Wear a smile on your sleeves.
May your enemies never rise above you. Those who insist on being your enemies have decided their own role. Beneath you. The Bible says your enemy shall be a footstool for your feet. In other words, you will trample on and triumph above any enemy. Always. You will crush whatever your enemy has planned or has in store for you. That is God’s promise. God’s truth is transformative. Your enemies have chosen the role of being constantly beneath you. Should anyone offer himself/herself as a footstool for you, it’s on them. Receive the footstool. The point is not to make you haughty. The point is God has made you victorious over the evil intent of others for you. Rejoice at this point. 
It is up to you to live peaceably with all. In the coming day, months and years ahead strive to be at peace. As much as it is up to you. You cannot please everybody. Do not frustrate yourself trying. Simply do right by people. Do the right thing always. Be fair in your judgments. Do the right things every time. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. Uncompromisingly do the right thing all the time. Particularly, when human eyes are not present. Do right. Right done in the dark shines in the light. Right done in the light shines in the dark. Right done shines right through the black and white and gray areas of existence. Right is shiny. Right is a shiner. Right is always shining.
Make it your business to please Almighty God. Spend every waking moment of your life striving to please the Lord. Do right by God. By following God’s commands and doing his will. Be pleasing in the eyes of Jesus Christ. Your peace and right they go together. When you please God, and continue to be the best you by the power of the Holy Spirit, even your enemies eventually would be at peace with you. That’s God’s promise. The heart of the enemy will change for their own good. The truth of God is everlasting. The Word of God outlasts life itself. Therein is your victory day after day. 

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense D. Grimes
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Let's Go Digital

Your Mobile Device. Did you realize it is a set up? The thing is a wonderful setup by God. You see, Almighty God will stop at nothing to get your attention, just for your own good. And so, the Lord God released innovation to mankind for the invention of electronic gadgets. You see that smart phone, Tablet, iPad, iPhone, cell phone, mobile device; all those nifty power-packed handled devices we carry around twenty hours a day! It is not just for your easy convenience. It’s a subtle set up. God’s way of ensuring you have his commands and teachings on your person all twenty-four hours of each day every day. You didn’t realize you walk around with the Bible in your pocket and/or pocketbook? You think the Lord will leave you to ignore the Bible! And doom yourself? Never. Jesus Christ will not allow such evil ending to befall you. You know he’s about love—love for you—love wouldn’t let him do that. You will know truth and Truth will set your free. Truth is the Word of God.

My friend, every technological advancement on earth is simply for the purpose of bringing heaven a little bit closer in mankind view. That gadget you carry around is to ensure you walk about protected and equipped with God’s word. Every time you pick it up to dial a number, text a message or write a comment, you open the possibility to feed on Truth. The Word. That same Word. You know what I mean… “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1. Yes, that WORD. Word Jesus. Your gadget gives you access to be reminded of the Word. Continue to carry around your precious devices! Yeah. You are taking the Word of God with you into those so-called “prestigious” places. Into high level corporate board meetings. VIP events. Seminars and conferences. Corridors of power. Corporate. Executive establishments. Workplaces that ban talking about Jesus! There go the word welcomingly arriving in your pocket. They just know they’ve got tight control. Hahaha. That’s all right. Respect the house rules. They do allow freedom to search the internet. What are you waiting for. Search. For a Bible verse to suit the occasion.

Cannot be caught praying in the workplace? Can’t have a Bible on your desk? Can’t even bow your head in peace? No problem. Impress them. Obey all the house rules. You’ve got your little device. Hold up your electronic attachment! Find Scripture to keep you company. Stay calm. Be submissive and loyal to the house rules. You do know one thing: you’ve got your little gadget. Small, handy and convenient to carry! Packed with power. On your person, day and night, 24 hours 7 days a week. House rules celebrate those folks who know how to work their gadget! Work it, “them” gadgets…work yours. Obey the house rules. Never forget Jesus Christ is triumphant Lord. God wins every round. Cooperate with corporate; they champion technological savvy. Learn your device well. And use it very well. The creature can never outsmart the Creator. God. One is mortal the other immortal. God. One is limited the other infinite. God. All that you would have life more abundant. 
The last time I checked Almighty God is omniscient. Nobody is wiser. Almighty God is omnipotent. 
When it comes down to the matter of your soul and equipping you for abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven, Jehovah God will stop at nothing! Make use of your gadgets. This is called the “Information Age” right? Right! Right.
If you haven’t yet, download one of the many Bible apps onto your gadget. Today. Now. Ultimately, that's why God gives mankind the knowledge and wisdom to invent things. That make your life complete. Things which uncomplicate your life. May I suggest you read Matthew 11:28-30. I have a feeling you could use a bit of assurance today. Promises of truth from The Word itself.
You are smart enough to get it. Go do. Obey the "eternal house" rules. Do Jesus. Your living…do it for Christ. God bless you, my friend. You, digitally-sophisticated you!

Blessings and peace,
Srvt. Hortense D. Grimes
Founder, Do It For Christ Ministries

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Father's Day Greeting

Happy Blessed Father's Day 2017. Real Men Love Jesus and follow the Lord’s way. For the many wonderful deeds you do every day of the year. For the sacrifices you make for your children. For the love you show your wives and daughters. For the reverence you give to the Lord Jesus. For making the effort to be the best man you could be. Here’s wishing all of you fathers, grandfathers, husbands, brothers, sons, uncles, cousins, friends and men of God a blessed HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.

To all the awesome men, Fathers and husbands, sons and brothers, grandfathers and uncles, cousins and friends. Men everywhere! May your loved ones show you just how much you mean to them. Be celebrated and appreciated.

*ESPECIALLY OUR HUSBANDS… the Awesome Men in Our Lives: Women everywhere are saying today, “We Love You.” Happy Father’s Day! We thank you for taking all our attitudes, PMS, crazy days, nagging, confusing crying, impossible demands, everything else, and some more issues. Thank you for the hurt head you always give us because of your regular hard head. Thank you for the pain you cause and those tears you often make us shed. Thank you for pampering us, especially when you have done your worst. Thank you for loving us and making us feel like there’s no one else in the world except us. Thank you for the times we find out that there are others in the world beside us. Thank you for trying hard to get it right, just because you want to make things right. Thank you for caring enough to say, “I’m sorry.” Thank you for not being too proud to fall down on your knees and beg us to spend the rest of our lives with you. Thank you for your heart which always gives us first place. Thank you for the manly sacrifices you make to make us comfortable and secure. Thank you for loving our children knowing they are what we live and could almost die for. Thank you for making us shine. We are women. We come from your rib. We don’t want your place. We just want our place standing beside you. In all the daily ups and downs, know this: You hold our hearts and we’ve got your backs. Happy Father’s Day Husband. From wives everywhere,  we love and cherish you.
* (Writing includes local Liberian jargon)
Blessings and peace,
Srvt. Hortense D. Grimes
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Broken Faith Broken People (repost)

PROPHETIC WORD. Thursday, February 26, 2015.  
The Lord awakened me hours before dawn, with instructions to “take note, write and tell.” The Holy Spirit began ministering about matters within the body of Christ, the Christian Church. It was intense, emotional and solemn; my spirit wept. I was saddened at just how much we are bruising our Lord’s heart. Jesus told me to speak up about such things and not be afraid of anything. The Lord warned me against fear; that I should fear nothing. At the end of almost three hours of teaching, training, and being comforted this humbling experience ended. I could not speak about it for several days. Utilizing a style of writing which I've deemed appropriate for conveying such troubling reality, I am speaking up. In my capacity as servant of the Living God, anointed by Jesus Christ: Please heed the warning.  --Servant Hortense D. Grimes  

One of the biggest problems Christians face is laziness. Disobedient People. We are too lazy to be vigilant. Too lazy to walk with Jesus Christ all the way. Great Sunday morning church worshipers. Always ready to shout, loudly, “God is good … all the time … all the time … God’s been so good to me!” Many have become “just to be counted in the pews” Christians. Disrespectful People. Lazy to pray. Lazy to read the Bible. Lazy to fast. Lazy to stand for Christ. You take your cue from the world while at the same time pretending to criticize the world. Cannot stop worshiping those dollar signs! Take your eyes off materialism. Repent. God’s wealth is primarily for The Lord’s work! Hello. Churches so desperate to become mega, by making Jesus Christ minor. No Prayer fest. No Altar-no altar call. No Revival. Much drama. No Sunday school. No hymn singing. No Scripture readings. Empty theatrics. Constantly bring in new types of “worship” music only to quickly tweak it and make the music sensual. What? No sound biblical teachings. No Lord’s Prayer. No studying the beatitudes. Any wonder why such bad attitudes within the congregation. Ten Commandments? Not a mention. No Doxology. No teachings in chastity, purity, long-suffering. How would we know patience is a virtue. Hello? 

Year after year, not one visible Cross to gaze at during worship. What. Church plus no cross in sight is a church? What! Crusaders for your own causes. Weak preaching. No Hebrews, no Psalm, no Genesis, no Zephaniah, no Job. Not 1st and 2nd Peter. Not even  the Acts. No teaching from John's gospel. No Thessalonians. Well, I guess no Revelations. Lord, I declare! In the beginning was, “The Word … with God … The Word was God!” Imagine Church where there is never mention of sin and repentance. Not a single mention of the Cross, the Crucifixion, or the Resurrection. No reference to resurrection! No talk of Deity. The Trinity. Christian churches with no teachings on cross, crucifixion and resurrection? No talk about The Blood? Some dare say, mention of the Blood is gross. Really? You dare make the Bible irrelevant. Yet, quickly hoard up books written, and promote works, based upon scriptural teachings and biblical principles. Seriously! Talk about contradictions. 

Christians fuss about prayer being taken out of schools and public places, but you never pray with your family on your territory; inside your home. Are you not the decision maker at your house? No prayers said in your homes. Who is stopping you? Besides, is that not the place where your precious children live? Are you serious! Jumping in and out of vehicles all day, without a word of prayer. You claim to be protective of your little ones. Hum. If I may ask, who is the public? Who goes to public places? Is is not you? Are you not part of the public—Let the numbers do the talking. We tolerate every type of ungodliness, and you wonder why the world is plunging into decline. Societies are degenerating, daily, into pits of moral decay, foolish heathen values and social filth. Chaos and calamity stockpile. Everyone is an expert on everything! Few seek godly wisdom from the Lord. Talk about the blind leading the blind. And we wonder why things are as they are. Excuse me. 

Many profess Christianity as your faith, but claim there are many ways to Almighty God. Seriously!? Just where, exactly, do we fit with Jesus Christ? Really. Many are filled with so much hate you cannot see straight. Jesus is all about love. Hello? Is not love the whole point of Jesus death and resurrection—the Cornerstone of the Christian faith! We claim to be Christians, but you live the most secular, careless and reckless lifestyles, void of any examples of Christ. What! Hum. I guess I’d better hush my mouth this morning. Sometimes, it is just impossible to not go there …the foolishness is so plentiful! We’re just recycling and recycling more. Daily. Nonstop nonsense going up all day, in God’s face! And we are followers of Jesus Christ. Really? Repent. What do you take Almighty God for! You forget whose breath you breathe. Hum. 

Christians, get your acts together. There is work to be done while Jesus tarry. Get up from your long slumber. Repent. Pray without ceasing. Do the work the Lord assigned for you. Pray nonstop. Evangelize the world about Jesus Christ. Don’t you hear the other faiths! Why are you disobedient to your God Almighty? Do you see any other beliefs sleeping on their job? Wake up Christian church. The Bible says to watch, fight, and pray. Pray like the warrior you are called to be—Soldiers in the army of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Watch the LORD win the fight. Hallelujah!!! Turn away from ego and self. Naked yourself off vanity and foolish pride. Face Jesus. Tell the world about the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Flex some faith muscles. The most powerful statement on earth is, the words: “In the name of Jesus Christ I command …”

Christian you, I tell you this: One day everybody, those we see and know, ones we don’t see and do not know, will bow to the name of Jesus. Lift up your head. Redemption draws nigh. The time is close. It is almost time for the explosive dramatic drama in the sky. Christ Return. Take a stand now. Time to start wrapping things up. Need help? Jesus Christ is a living force. The name of Jesus is a corrective measure. Prayer in the name of Jesus Christ is a sealant. Amen. Employing the name of Jesus Christ is a game changer. Any day. Wake up, you lazy Christian you. You have overslept. Enough. Now it is time to stay awake. Get up! Repent. And pray. In the name of Jesus Christ. Remember, Jesus plus anything makes up a majority. Majority wins. Trust the might of your God. Make disciples of all nations. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. “... this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." (Acts 1:11). 
Hello ... Church!!!

Children of God Almighty, we have got to do better. The Lord’s eyes are everywhere. Jesus Christ sees all. 

Servant Hortense D. Grimes
Do It For Christ Ministries Int'l.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Find your Faith from Fear

BRAVE PROOF your life. It is quite easy to be sidelined by anxiety. Many people are being consumed by fear. Especially, in such times when evil appears to be on the rise in the world. There are more questions than answers it seem like. Do not allow yourself to be drenched in the perspiration of fear and trepidation. Never doubt the “deliverer power” of Almighty God. There is nothing, absolutely nothing—no foe nor forces, neither a power on earth nor under heaven—that God cannot deliver you from. God Almighty has tremendous, miraculous power to cover and shelter you from anything. God can shield you from everything. Almighty God has authority to speak your deliverance. The Lord God has absolute control of the events of earth. You can be certain God Almighty has not turned over the administration of earth to mankind. God is in control. A merciful, loving, kind, generous and faithful God remains very much in control.

“And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is Jehovah’s Passover For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am Jehovah. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:11-13 Holy Bible ESV).

My friend, do not exist in perpetual despair. Pay attention to God’s way. Trust in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Believe and have confidence in the Lord. Jesus conquered death on the cross and arose from the grave, to give you winning power over all situations. The redemptive power of Christ brings calm and peace. The Lord alone is God. The one true living God alone is able to deliver you. Keep your focus on prayer and faith. The Lord God is enough. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. What can Christ not do! Guard your precious life. Guide your mind. Find peacefulness and be comforted in the teachings of Scripture.

For no word from God shall be void of power.” (Luke 1:37 ESV)
“Behold, I am Jehovah, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 ESV)
“And Jesus looking upon them said to them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.’” (Matthew 19:26 ESV)

When you find your spirit being uneasy and troubled go to the Lord in prayer. When you are perplexed and need answers seek the Lord’s way in prayer. While you may exhibit intellect and ability, remember Jehovah God is Omniscient. Learn his way. The Lord’s wisdom is infinite. His love for you is ceaseless. You cannot stop Almighty God from loving you. Embrace the love of Christ. Open your heart to receive the gentleness, calming presence of the Holy Spirit.

Make realistic decisions about your life based on what your needs are and your best interest. Never mind what others say and do. Only you can feel the depth of your anxiety and confusion. Reach out and grasp the hand the Lord is holding out for you. In his firm hand grip Jesus has got you fully covered. Life is in his grasp. Do not fret your life away. Free yourself from fear and find your faith place. However prodigal a child you may be, the Father is looking down the road and waiting to see you turn the corner. Your heavenly father will lovingly rush towards you. He will envelop you with his pure love. God’s love will built a hedge of protection around you. In Christ’s love you will find a secure haven. In the love God has for you there is peace. Do not live in fear. Choose to believe Jesus Christ and live in faith and freedom.

The Word of God is ammunition for any raging battle in your life. Believe God’s Word.

Jehovah speaks directly against fear: “After these things the word of Jehovah came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and they exceeding great reward.” (Genesis 15:1 ESV)
Jesus Christ comforts his disciples against fear: “And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28 ESV)
Paul the apostle encourages the body of believers against fear: “For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7 ESV)

Blessings and peace,
Srvt. Hortense D. Grimes 
Do It For Christ Ministries

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