Power of the Cross Blog

 

A Christian blog with articles to inspire and edify. Videos to build your faith in God All posts are created from the belief that faith in Christ and Him crucified is how we receive every good thing from God. When our faith is in the correct object, the Holy Spirit can work through us, bringing out the Power of God in our life. 

 
finding help in the storm

Finding Help In The Storm

finding help in the storm
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. Matthew 14:24-27
 
In this passage we find the disciples of Jesus in trouble on a journey that Jesus sent them on. Many lessons for those serving Christ can be learned from this passage. This scripture has been of help to untold millions of people on their journey. For the Christian in a storm that is reading this, take comfort in knowing that help is on the way!

On the journey that Jesus sends us, expect opposition. Evil spirits are involved in the mischief of destructive storms. The history of Job shows what power Satan has over the elements when he is permitted to use it. Paul showed us in Ephesians 2:2 that satanic forces are involved in the movement of the air. Knowing these facts, there is little doubt that satan sought the destruction of the disciples that night on the sea.

As we follow the path Jesus has laid out for us, we can be assured that satan will try to hinder that direction. The greater the call, the greater the opposition. Therefore, don’t think that you are somehow different when the storms of life are raging around you. Many a great servant of Jesus has been through trials and tribulations since Calvary.

But take comfort that Jesus will arrive on the scene. He come in the middle of the storm to the disciples and spoke out “BE NOT AFRAID, IT IS I” !

Jesus is closer than you now to bring help in the storms of life. Evil forces may hinder, but One greater is coming to your help!

Pastor F L Wilson
info@grenadchurch.com 
 


Facebook Went Too Far

I was scrolling through through and I noticed this pic covered. I am not a fan of telling kids about Santa Clause and especially the church mingling this paganism into the fold but how is this violent content? The message of the post about the painting is good, nothing evil. The idea behind the painting was to acknowledge Christmas is about Jesus and not the other things it has turned it into.
 
I have reported pornography showing up in my feed and supposedly it did not violate any rules. Why is this happening? Easy answer. 2 Timothy Chapter 3. We are in the last days. Facebook went too far with this. – from Pastor Wilson
 
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Meetings With Loren Larson

Meetings with Brother Loren Larson from Sonlife Network will begin December 4th at 7pm, 2020
 
Loren Larson Meetings Dec 2020


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Power On The Inside



dont let the devil in

What You Let In

dont let the devil in
 
 
There are many things in life that vie for our attention. Many are completely useless and only waste the precious time we are given in this one life given by God. If we are not careful these things will drag us down and lessen our quality of life.

We must be very careful what we subject ourselves to because everything has an influence. We must protect our minds by being careful what we choose to let inside. In fact, the Bible tells us to not be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him. (Romans 12:2)

If we have hopes of having an extraordinary future, there are two critical things that we must monitor.


1. The Things We Read and Watch


In 5 years or less you will be the sum total of what you have read and watched. In other words, you will become what you have put into your mind. If what you are allowing into your mind on a regular basis is not in harmony with God’s Word, your thinking will become distorted. Do you spend hours reading social media posts? If you do, you will become immersed into the subjects you are taking into your life when that much of your daily routine is devoted to reading it. It could be good or bad but it is your choice of what is taken in.

What we focus on becomes attracted into our lives. If we put the Word of God into our life daily, we will bear much fruit and grow in the Grace and Knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. If we take in secular media, we will become that which is opposite of what God intended for our life


2. The People You Associate With


In 5 years or less you will be the sum total of the people you have associated with.
There have been times in my past that I have had to break off some close relationships because of the things associated with these particular people. They would have done nothing but keep me in the places God was trying to deliver me from.

One of the first things God changed when I accepted Christ was the company I kept. I was a drug addict and my close friends were also involved with narcotics. They had to go. I love them to this day, but I cannot spend much time with them unless they forsake the things contrary to God’s commandments. Your Christian walk can be lonely at times, but we must remember we are not of this world. Eternity is at stake. What is more important, a few days of sinful pleasure on this earth or an eternity with God?
Bad relationships will keep you from getting to where you want to go. I am not saying that you should stop loving and caring for those type of people, but just love and care for them from a distance. Simply quit hanging out with them.

You do not have to physically associate with negative people to experience their negative effects. Many people associate emotionally with other people via television and internet.

I have a friend who loves watching a particular television drama and she says it doesn’t affect her. I disagree. I watched one episode of the program and instantly realized the filth in the show! Fornication, filthy words, off color jokes and anti-God language are in almost all secular TV programs. We can become so accustomed to these things that we began to become desensitized to the evil and not even realize it.

I know a lot of people who are into watching scary movies. These shows leave a person with a sense of fear. The Bible says repeatedly, “Fear not!”. Plus, that is not even considering the evil spirits and murderous actions that are in most horror films.
We absolutely must choose our associations wisely! Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens the other.” How sharp do you want to be?

Where will you be in in the future? Three, four, or even five years down the road? It is a fact that in five years or less you will be the sum of the things you have read, watched and the people you have associated with.

Are you reading good things and associating with the right kind of people? Or, do you need to get some good books and change a few relationships? The Bible says, “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it flow the issues of life”.