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Matthew Chapter 28

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Blessings everyone,

I pray that all assignments of the enemy has been canceled in the name of Jesus! when we choose to walk in righteous we know that there will be war and battles. and some of those battles may concern your name and character being what may seem like destroyed. But remember God destroys to rebuild.

To the followers of from Sinner to saint Blog welcome thanks for joining me in bible study, you all are so very much appreciated.

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Matthew Chapter 28

Jesus Rises from the Dead

Verse 1-10

The scripture says the sabbath day was over, it was down on the first day of the week and Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. The word says there was a powerful earthquake, an angel of the lord came down from heaven and went to the tomb. The angel rolled the stone back and sat on it. the scripture describes his body by saying it was shining like lightning and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him, they shook and became like dead men.

The word says the angel told the women not to be afraid, he knew they were looking for Jesus who was crucified The angel says; “He is not here, he has risen just as he said he would! Come see the place where he was lying. go quickly and tell his disciples. He has risen from the dead, ‘he is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him’ Now I have told you.to them

Don’t be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see me

The women hurried away from the tomb. They were afraid, but filled with joy, they ran to tell the disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them “Greetings” he said they took hold of his feet and worshiped them. Jesus said

 

Hallelujah he has Risen! I wonder if the angel that announced that he had risen was the same angel that told Mary she was pregnant with him, and the same angel that told Joseph to get up and leave. Just a thought.

THE Guards Report to the Chief Priest

Verse 11-15

The scripture says some of the guards went into the city and they reported to the chief priest all that happened. the word says that the chief priest and elders came up with a plan to pay the guards to lie and say “the disciples came and took Jesus body while they were sleeping, and if the governor hears about this we will pay him off” The soldiers took the money and did as they were told. This story was spread all around among the jews the word says to this day.

When people stand on their lies they have to add on, they need to make sure that their image doesn’t end up making them look like the fools they are.

Jesus final orders to his disciples

Verse 16-20

The word says then the 11 disciples went to Galilee they went to the mountain that Jesus told them to go. They worshipped Jesus when they saw him but some still had their doubt. Scripture says Jesus came to them and said;

All Authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach to obey everything I have commanded you. and you can be sure that I am always with you to the very end.

Amen,Amen, Amen, Yes Lord. Now we go out and teach new disciples of all nations and baptize them, and teach them to obey God’s Command.

Be Blessed

 

 

Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

 

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Matthew Chapter 26

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Blessing everyone,

I pray that you all are walking in purpose strong and ready to overcome whatever it is that is in your path. We were built for our obstacles to our blessings, we just have to stretch for it.

To the followers of from Sinner to saint Blog welcome thanks for joining me in bible study, you all are so very much appreciated.

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Okay let’s get into the word!

Matthew Chapter 26

The plan to kill Jesus

Verse 1-5

The word says Jesus finished saying all things ( things he said in chapter 25) Then he said to the disciples;

As you know the passover feast is two days away. The son of man will be handed over to be nailed on the cross.

Then the chief priest met with the elders of the people. The met in the palace of Caiaphas, the high priest. They made plans to arrest Jesus in a clever way. They wanted to kill him. But not during the feast, they said ‘The people may stir up trouble.’

The Chief priest knew that once he messed with Jesus ,they were going to have trouble. But what we learned from the “Getting to Know Jesus Series”is that all these things must happen, to fulfill purpose.

A Woman pours perfume in Jesus

Verse 6-13

The word says; Jesus was in Bethany. He was in the home of a man named Simon, who had a skin disease. A woman came to Jesus with a special sealed jar of very expensive perfume. She poured the perfume on his head while he was at the table.

When the disciples saw what she had done the became angry, they asked her ‘ Why did you waste that? that could have made money and went to the poor people.’

Jesus was aware of this so he said;

Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me! She poured purfume on my body to prepare me to be buried.

What I’m about to tell you is true. What she has done will be told any where this good news is preached, all over the world. It will be told in memory of her.

Everyone had their part this woman and her obedience. Her position and purpose was important she was to prepare Jesus body for his burial. I can imagine that she was like ‘Father are you sure you want it on his body? well Abba clear the way, it shall be done’ These are the times when we should be in position and not doubt. If she doubted the Father’s voice, she wouldn’t have prepared Jesus body for a proper burial.

Judas Agrees to hand Jesus over

Verse 15,16

The word says on of the twelve disciples went to the chief priest. His name was Juds Iscariot he asked; ‘What will you give me, if I hand Jesus over to you?’ They counted out 30 silver coins for him. From then on Judas watched for the right time to hand Jesus over to them.

Even Judas had to play his position this shows us that even if it is betrayal it has to be done. Judas betrayal unlocked Jesus next. and went his purpose was done, his life was complete.

The Lord’s Supper

Verse 17-30

The word says that it was the first day of the feast of unleavened bread. The disciples came to Jesus, they asked;

‘Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the passover meal?’

He replied.

Go into the city to a certain man. Tell him the teacher says ‘my time is near, I am going to celebrate the passover at your house with my disciples.’

The disciples did what Jesus had told them to do. They prepared the passover meal. when evening came Jesus was at the table with the twelve. while they were eating he said,

What I am about to tell you is true. One of you will hand me over to my enemies.

 

The disciples became very sad. One after the other they began to say to him. ‘It’s not I Lord, is it?

Jesus replied.

The one who has dipped his hands in the bowl with me, will hand me over. The son of man will go just as it is written about him. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands over the son of man! It would be better for him if he wasn’t born.

Judas was the one who was going to hand him over. He said, “it’s not I, Rabbi, is it?”

While they were eating Jesus took bread, He gave thanks and broke it. he handed it to his disciples and said,

Take this and eat it. This is my body”

Then he took the cup. He gave thanks and handed it to the. He said,

All of you drink from it, this is my blood of the new covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many. Here is what I tell you. From now on, I won’t drink wine with you again until the day I drink it with you in my father’s kingdom.

Then they sang  hymn and went out to the mount of olives.

To know who will be the one who hands you over to your death and still break bread, and still offer communion my God. It takes discipline, the discipline that we ask Jesus to give us.

Taught a very important lesson that will have to do with our salvation to understand that in hi sacrifice he gives us apart of his to intake. he did it for us his blood was sacrificed for our sins and last here is communion.

Jesus says that peter will fall

verse 31-35

Jesus told them,

This very night you will all turn away because of me. It is written that the Lord says ‘I will strike the shepherd down’ then the sheep of the flock will be scattered. But after I rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.

Peter replied

“All the others may turn away because of you. But I never will.”

What I’m about to tell you is true. It will happen this very night. Before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don’t know me.

But Peter said, “I may have to die with you, but I may never say I don’t know you” and all the other disciples said the same.

How many of us have said that we will never deny Jesus. How many of us are willing to profess our love for Jesus Christ. It’s when we are up against someone who is against God and someone willing to persecute you for loving Jesus that you will truly know what you would do. Are you willing to shout on the mountain top that he is Lord, without caring if someone called you a holy roller, or a church lady or Church man.

Jesus prays in Gethsemane 

Verse 36-46

The word says, Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to them.

Sit here while I go over there and pray

He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him. He began to be sad and troubled, then he said to them,

My soul is very sad, I feel close to death. Stay here, keep watch with me.

He went a little further, then fell with his face to the ground. he prayed

My Father, if it is possible take this cup of suffering away from me. But let what you want be done. not what I want.

Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping

Couldn’t you men watch with me for one hour?

He asked

Peter! watch and pray. Then you won’t fall in to sin, when you are tempted. The spirit is willing but the body is weak.

Jesus went away a second time. He prayed,

My father, if it is possible for this cup to be taken away? But if I must drink it, may what you want be done.

Jesus came back again and saw that the disciples were sleeping. They couldn’t keep their eyes open. He left them and went away once more, for the third time. He prayed the same thing. aathen he returned to the disciples. He said,

Are you still sleeping and resting? Look the hour is near. The son of man is about to be handed over to sinners. Get up! Let us go, here comes the one who is handing me over to them.

Sometimes we know what maybe ahead us but it can be so troubling that we may need to stay in God’s presence and continued prayer to build the strength. Those around us can’t comfort us, Jesus looked to his disciples to comfort him stay with him but they couldn’t stay awake. The Father was the only one who could comfort Jesus at that moment in his life.

Jesus is betrayed and arrested

Verse 47-55

The scripture says while Jesus was speaking Judas one of the twelve, arrived with a large crowd armed with swords and clubs. they were sent by the chief priest and elders of the people. The betrayer had arranged a signal with them; “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him” going at once to Jesus, Judas said “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Jesus replied,

Friend, do what you came for.

The men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. With that, one of Jesus companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest cutting off his ear.

Put your sword back in it’s place, for all who drew the sword will die by the sword. Do you think I can not call on my father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then will the scriptures be fulfilled that say ‘it must in this way?

At that time Jesus said to the crowd,

am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me. Everyday I sat in the temple courts teaching and you didn’t arrest me. But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.

 

In all of this Jesus knew his purpose and was ready to confirm the word of the prophets. Are we ready to walk in the scriptures? Pray like Daniel? Faith like David? Jesus walked in the Scripture of the Son of man spoken by the prophets, to allow flesh to win at that moment wasn’t happening. Another thing to look at is when Jesus says ” you don’t think if I call my father he wouldn’t send more than twelve legion angels?” The next time your battling something expect God to send his legion angels if you should need it. It’s because of Jesus that we have that right. Lord Jesus I am truly in debt to you, you paid the ransom to free my soul. Hallelujah!!

Caiaphas Question Jesus

Verse 57-68

The scripture says when Jesus was arrested he was taken to Caiaphas. The high priest, teachers of the law and elders where gathered there. Peter followed at a distances right to the courtyard of the high priest. The word says he sat down with the guards to see what was going to happen.

The Chief priest and Sanhedrin were looking for some false allegations against Jesus. But they couldn’t find anything, they did have many false witnesses. Then finally two came forward saying Jesus said “He was able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.”

That’s when the high priest asked Jesus if he was going to answer the testimony that was against him. But Jesus remained silent. the high priest said to Jesus, “I charge you under oath by the living God; tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God?”

Yes, it is as you say

Jesus replied;

But I say to you; In the future you will see the son of man sitting at the right hand of the mighty on and coming on the clouds of heaven.

The high priest tore his clothes and said

“You have spoken blasphemy! why do we need any more witnesses? look now you have heard blasphemy, what do you think?”

“He is worthy of death” they answered. They began to spit in his face, and struck him with their fists, others slapped him and said, “Prophesy to us, Christ who hit you?”

When we are faced with hate, anger, frustration from others. yes the easiest thing to do, would be to attack back. Let’s remember the easiest thing usually comes from our flesh. It’s best to remain silent and not respond. saying yes to God and your eternity. sitting with Jesus and brringing others with us is our goal.

At times some will have to endure more pain than others, but it is their faithfulness to the Father that allowed them to stand strong, As Jesus did.

Peter denies knowing Jesus

Verse 69-75

The word says peter was still in the courtyard and a servant girl came up to him and said. “You also was with Jesus of Galilee!” but he denied it in front of everyone. “I don’t know what your talking about.” peter replied back, then he went out to the gateway, where another girl saw him and said to the people there. “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth!”  he denied it again, with an oath “I don’t know the man!” After a while the people standing around peter said “Surely, you are one of them, yout r accent gives you away.” Then he began to  call down curses on himself and he swore to them. “I don’t know that man!” Immediately the rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the words Jesus had spoken,

Before the rooster crows,you will disown me three times.

he went outside and wept.

Even Peter had to fulfill his part. Another reminder that God confirms the word of his servant.

I remember as a young christian who hadn’t really understood scripture yet, this part made me so angry with Peter. But now that I’m older I am realizing that may have been the hardest thing. Knowing what they were putting Jesus through and then to have a selfish war with your flesh and your flesh wins. at this very moment Peter Loved himself more than he Loved God. Fearing losing his life and being tortured he decided to deny Jesus. In that the scripture was fulfilled Jesus word was confirmed. and Peters life was preserved for the next, the things that was still left to do.

Be Blessed

Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, felbestlowship, worship and prayer.

 

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Matthew Chapter 25

Blessings everyone,

I pray that you all are walking in Glory. Grabbing your faith and Winning. Glory be to God!!! lets be ready for what the Lord has for us, let’s have our hands ready to grab. Amen

To the followers of from Sinner to saint Blog welcome thanks for joining me in bible study, you all are so very much appreciated.

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new-journey-in-praise-flyerMy name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God, some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog and prayer wall (If you have a request you can send an email to fromsinnertosaint103@gmail.com) I also serve as the founder of Journey in Praise Ministry http://www.journeyinpraise.wordpress.com . Another way that I serve is as one of the leaders in the Walk It Out group that can be found on Facebook and periscope. Okay let’s get into the word.

Matthew Chapter 25

The story of the ten briadsmaids

Verse 1-13

here is what the kingdom of heaven will be like at that time. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. Five of them were foolish, five were wise.

The foolish ones took their lamps, but didn’t take any olive oil with them. The wise ones took oil in a jar with their lamps. The groom didn’t come for along time so the bridesmaids all grew tired and fell asleep.

At midnight someone cried out, ‘Here’s the groom! come out to meet him!’

Then all the bridesmaids woke up and got their lamps ready. The foolish ones said to the wise ones ‘Give us some of your oil, our lamps are going out.’

‘No, they replied there may not be enough for all of us. Instead go to those who sell oil, buy some for yourselves.’

So they went to buy the oil. But while they were on their way, the groom arrived. The bridesmaids who were ready went in with him to the wedding dinner. Then the door was shut.

Later the other bridesmaids also came. ‘Sir! Sir!’ they said ‘open the door for us!’

But he replied, ‘What I’m about to tell you is true, I don’t know you’.

So keep watch, you don’t know the day or the hour the groom will come.

 

Just like we learned in Chapter 24, Jesus says he doesn’t know when he’s coming, only the Father knows. When the Father, tells Jesus it’s time, Jesus will say Yes. Will you be ready? Doing things that the Father will be proud of.

What we do know is that the five foolish bridesmaids were not ready at all. Instead of packing and figuring out what the needed they talked about what they were going to say, probably fixed their make up and all kinds of things. The started running late grabbed their lamps and rushed out probably trying to beat the five wise bridesmaids to the perfect spot. and what happened they had to go look for oil to buy, and missed his arrival. 

For us it means that we should have been walking with our key to the kingdom.

The story of the three servants

Verse 14-30

Again here is what the kingdom of heaven will be like. A man was going on a journey. He sent for his servants and put them in charge of his property. He gave $10,000 to one. He gave $4,000 to another. And $2,000 to the third. The man gave each servant the amount of money he knew the servant could take of then he went on his journey.

The servant who had received the $10,000 went at once and put his money to work. He earned $10,000 more. The one with $4,000 earned $4,000 more. But the man who had received $2,000, and dug a hole in the ground he hid his masters money in it.

After a longtime the master to those  returned, he wanted to collect all the money they earned. The man who was given $10,000  brought the other $10,000. ‘Master’ he said ‘you trusted me with $10,000 . See, I have earned $10,000 more.

His master replied. ‘You have done well, good and faithful servant! you have been faithful with a few things . I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your masters happiness!’

The man with $4,000 also came. ‘Master’ he said ‘you trusted me with $4,000. See, I have earned $4,000 more.

His master replied ‘you have done well good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your masters happiness!’

Then the man who received $2,000 came. ‘Master’ he said. ‘I knew that you are a hard man. You harvest where you have not planted. You gather crops where you have not scattered seeds, so I was afraid. I went out and hid your $2,000 in the ground. See, here i what belongs to you.

His master replied, ‘You evil, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not planted? You knew that I gather crops where I have not scattered seeds? well then, you should have put my money in the bank when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

Then the master commanded the other servants ‘Take the $2,000 from him. Give it to the one who has $20,000. Everyone who has will , be given more. ‘He will have more than enough. and what about anyone who doesn’t have? Even what he has will be taken away from him. Throw that worthless servant outside. There in the darkness, people will sob and grind their teeth.

 

What are you doing with what the Lord has given to you?  We can not sit feeling worthless and hiding from our inheritance because our gift are hidden in the ground. 

we should be taking it and allowing God to trust us with more this is what we call living to our full potential

The Sheep and the Goat

Verse 31-46

The son of man will come in all his glory. All the angels will come with him. Then he will sit on his throne in the glory of heaven. All the nations will be gathered in front of him. He will separate the people in two groups. He will be like a Shepard who separates the sheep from the goats, he will put the sheep to his right and the goats to his left.

Then the king will speak to those on his right. He will say, ‘my father has blessed you come and take what is yours. It is the kingdom prepared for you since the world was created. I was hungry and yo gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you gave them to me. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

Then the people who have done what is right will answer him. ‘Lord ‘ they will ask, ‘when did we see you hungry and feed you? When did we see you thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you as a stranger and invite you in? when did we see you needing clothes and give them to you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go visit you?’

The king replied ‘What I’m about to tell you is true. Anything you did for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did for me’

Then he will say to those on his left. ‘You are cursed! go away from me into the fire that burn forever . It has been prepared for the devil and his angels. I was hungry but you gave me nothing to eat. I was thirsty but you gave me nothing to drink. I was a stranger but you didn’t invite me in. I needed clothes but you did not give me any. I was sick and in prison but you did not take care of me.

They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did I see you hungry or thirsty and not help you? when did we see you as a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison and not help you?’

He will reply, ‘what I’m about to tell you is true. Anything you didn’t do for one of the least important of these, you didn’t do for me.

Then they will go away to be punished forever. But those who have done what is right will receive eternal life.

This one right here, what ever you have done for someone less fortunate is like doing for Jesus. If you have Christ, our God  in your life than you should have been blessed with compassion, and our goals should be his grace.

Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

 

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Matthew Chapter 24

Blessings everyone,

I pray that you all are moving well and ready to push in your purpose. Jesus pushed, he pushed threw so that we may have life and not death.

He pushed so that we will win. And in that lets be ready to move.

To the followers of from Sinner to saint Blog welcome thanks for joining me in bible study, you all are so very much appreciated.

If you happen to be scrolling and came across this blog on WordPress, twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, welcome thanks for joining. If you are led please click the like or follow button so that you can receive notification of new post as they come in.

Let me introduce myself, my

name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God. Some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog, and Prayer wall (if you would like to be on the prayer wall email fromsinnertosaint103@gmail.com). I also serve as the Founder of Journey in Praise Ministries and I serve as one of the leaders of the Walk It Out Ministries. (For more info go to About Me section)

Lets get in to the word of God!

Matthew Chapter 24

Jesus teaches on the Mount of Olives

Verse 1-25

The word says; then Jesus went out and left from the temple his disciples came up to show him the building of the temple.

Jesus said;

Did you not see all the things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another that shall not be thrown down.

The word says as Jesus sat quietly on the mount of Olive the disciples came to him privately and asked;

“When will these things be? And what will be the sum of your coming; and of the end of age?”

Jesus answered

Take head that no one deceives you. For many saying I am the Christ and will deceive many.

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it you are not alarmed. Such things must happen but the end is still to come.

Nations will rise against nations, and kingdims against kingdoms. There will be famine and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from faith amd will betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.

Because of the increase of wickedness the love of most will grow cold. But he who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

So when you see standing in the holy place the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet Daniel, let the reader understand. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of his house. Let know one in the fields, go back to get his cloak.

How dreadful it will ne in those days for pregnant women, and nursing mothers. Pray that your flight will not take place in winter, or the sabbath, for then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now, and never to be equal again.

If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. At that time, if anyone says to you, look here is Christ! Or there he is! Do not believe it, for false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform greatsigns and miracles to decieve even the elect if that was possible. See, I told you ahead of time.

The Lord is warning us, there will be a day where false Christ, false prophets and false any position of teaching will come.

It will be our discernment that guides us.

We will have to develop and work on our relationship with God, to know and believe that all confusion will come to an end, and not everyone will like you and some will plot and try to destroy you.

Be still in God.

Jesus tells about his return

Verse 26 -35

So if anyone tells you, ‘He is for out in the desert, do not go out there. Or if anyone says ‘je is deep inside the house, do not believe it. Lighting that comes from the east can be seen in the west.

It will be the same, when the son of man comes. The vultures will gather wherever there is a dead body.

Right after the terrible suffering of those days, The sun will be darkened

The moon will not shine. The stars will fall from the sky.

The heavenly bodies will be shaken. ‘At that time the sign of the son of man will appear in the sky. All the nations on earth will be sad.’

They will see the son of man coming on the clouds of the sky. He will cime with power and a great Glory.

He will send his angels with a loud trumpet call. They will gather his chosen people from all four directions. They will bring them from one end of heaven to the other.

Learn a lesson from the fig tree as soonas it’s twigs get tender and it’s leaves come out, you know that summer is near. It is right at the door.

What I’m about to tell you is true. The people living at that time will certainly not pass away, until all those things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The word tells us not to believe those that come in and say the are Jesus.

The Lord tells us that when He returns you will see all kinds of miracles, signs, and wonders and this you can believe necause heaven and Earth can disappear but His word will still remain standing.

The day and hour are not known

Verse 36- 48

No one knows about that day or hour. Not even the angels in heaven know. The son doesn’t know, only the Father.

Remember how it was in the days of Noah. It will be the same when the Son of Man comes.

In the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking. They were getting married. They were giving there daughters away to be married. They did all those things right up to the day Noah entered the Ark.

They knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes.

Two men will be in the field. One will be taken amd the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill, one will be taken the other left.

So keep watch. You do not know what day your Lord will come. You must understand something;

Suppose the owner of the house knew what time of the night the robber was coming. Then he would have kept watch, he would not have let his house be broken into.

So you also must be ready, the Son of man will come at the hour you don’t expect.

Suppose a master puts one of his servants in charge of the other servant’s in his house. The servant’s job is to give them their food at the right time. The master wants a faithful, wise servant for this. It would ne good for the servant if the master finds him doing his job, when the master returns. What I’m about to tell you is true. Tje master will put that servant in charge of everything he owns.

But suppose that servant is evil. Suppose he says to himself, my master is staying away a longtime, suppose he eats and drinks with those who drinks too much.

The master of that servant will come back on a day the servant didnt expect him. He will return at an hour the servant doesn’t know. Then the master will cut him to pieces. He will send him to the place where pretenders go. There people will sob and grind their teeth.

Amen! The Lord tells us that we have to be ready and waiting for his return.

Do not sleep, because even he doesn’t know when he will return. Only the father.

As we go on our journey here on Earth lets remember that we don’t know when Jesus is coming back. Let’s act as if he is right around the corner.

Be Blessed

Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

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Matthew Chapter 23

Blessings everyone,

I pray that you all are moving well in the your God given power.

As you walk your righteous journey meditate on where you want to stand in the kingdom of God. What are you going to lock and unlock in heaven? Most important keep your righteous life clean on the inside and the out. your eternity depends on it.

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Lets get in to the word of God!

Matthew Chapter 23

Verse 1 – 12

Jesus Judges the Pharisees and the Teachers of the law

The word says then Jesus spoke to multitudes and his disciples saying;

Scribes and pharisees sit in Moses seat.

Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do. But di not do according to their works, for they say and do not do.

For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them down on men’s shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

Bit all their works, they di to ‘be seen by men’. They make their phylacteries nroad and enlarhe the borders of their garments.

They love the best places at feast, the best seats in the synagogues.

Greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called Rabbi, Rabbi.

But you do not be called Rabbi; for one is your teacher, the Christ and you are all brethrens.

Do not call anyone on earth father; for one is your father, he who is in heaven.

And do not be called teacher, for one is your teacher, the Christ.

But he who is greater among you, shall be your servant.

And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.

Amen, when I was typing out this verse I tought about how most people arr not going to church because they feel as if it’s now a gathering for hypocrites.

I think at times people want to pick what they want from the bible.

When I started my righteousness walk, I heard people say things like that’s my spiritual mother, that’s my spiritual father. While we are on Earth, we are making away for our heavenly treasures. The Lord says don’t bother calling someone else father or teacher they are your brethren, learning right with you they may know more, and so you share but know this. If that person is exalted here on earth in heaven they will be the servant.

This is something for people that feel as if they know everything, and that certainly can be me at sometimes. If first will be last, and last will be first. Then the one who wants to be better than others and be in charge will have to learn how to serve. And for those who served here on earth will unlock treasures it’s all about your eternity.

Also don’t be so quick to want to teach someone something and not bother learning the lesson your self, just because you wanted a name deacon, pastor, prophet, apostle. Try unlocking it in heaven and on earth stand in service as equal as God has placed us.

Jesus Condemns the religious leaders

Verse 13- 36

But woe to you, scribes and pharisees hypocrites!

For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men. For you neither go in yourself nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

Woe to the scribes and pharisees hyoocrites!

For you devour widows houses, and or pretense make long prayers, therefore you will receive greater condemnation.

Woe to you, scribes and pharisees hypocrites!

For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte and when he os won, you makr him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

Woe to you, blind guides, who say, “whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple; he is obliged to perdorm it.

Fools and blind! Fir which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?

And, whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, if oblhed to perform it.

Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gifts?

There fore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and all things on it.

He who swears by the temple, swears by it and him who dwells in it.

And he who swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits on it.

Woe to the scribes and pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: Justice mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.

Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.

Woe to you scribes and pharisees, hypocrites!

For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, bit inside they are full of extortion and self indulgence.

Blind pharisees, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish that the outside of them may be clean also.

Woe to you, scribes and pharisees, hypocrites! for you are  like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.

Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Woe to you scribes, pharisees, Hypocrites! because you built the tombs of prophets. Adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, ‘If we had lived  in the days of our fathers we would not have been partakers with them in the  blood of the prophets’.

Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are the son of those who murdered the prophets.Fill up then, the measure of your fathers guilt. Serpents brood of viper, how can you escape the condemnation of hell?

Therefore indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your in you synagogues and persecute from city to city.

That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the Earth, from the blood of Zechariah son  of Berechiah whom you murdered between the temple and the alter.

Assuredly I say to you all those things will come upon this generation.

Amen! The Lord speaks to the Scribes and Pharisees about their inward behavior, about teaching one way and doing another. About cleaning the outside and still being dirty inside.

In our righteous walk we can be stuck on what people see on the outside and so engulfed in our cover up, that we have forgotten about our inside. I call it the perfect family syndrome. you know , when you tell everyone to smile land act right but in the house everyone is fighting and dealing with regret, animosity, and family hurt.

Well Jesus is saying as teachers, preachers, ministers, prophets we must be careful to keep our insides clean. Building our relationship with God everyday, fighting our flesh not only in the open but also in the house, in our minds. Those corners need to be clean as well as the door frames to our spirits, need to be wiped down. The things that you think people don’t see. God does sees.

Your eternity depends on it. The Lord says in these verses just because you are teaching Gods law your still going to be condemned to hell. Even worse, because now your teaching one thing and then displaying another. This is just teaching the people that are on the inside with you ( student) that they can do it as well, and because you say your the teacher then the person who doesn’t know any better will go to hell, but the teacher will be closer to the fire.

Jesus grieves over Jerusalem again

verse 37-39

O’Jerusalem, O’Jerusalem the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together  as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings but you were not willing. See! your house is left to you desolate, for I say to you, you shall see me no more till you say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

If we take these words and apply it as if we are Jerusalem. we have done things disrespectful to God’s law’s and commands. and the Lord is saying I want to just take your children under my wing, but you won’t let me. your life and going down, and I am not going to come back until you come to me, until you acknowledge who I am.

Be Blessed

Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

 

 

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Matthew Chapter 22

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Blessings everyone,

I pray that you all are moving toward your eternity, and doing great things in your life and purpose.

To the followers of from Sinner to saint Blog welcome thanks for joining me in bible study, you all are so very much appreciated.

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serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog and prayer wall (If you have a request you can send an email to fromsinnertosaint103@gmail.com) I also serve as the founder of Journey in Praise Ministry http://www.journeyinpraise.wordpress.com . Another way that I serve is as one of the leaders in the Walk It Out group that can be found on Facebook and periscope. Okay let’s get into the word.
Matthew Chapter 22

Verse 1-14

Jesus told them more stories He said,

Here is what the kingdom of heaven is like. A king prepared a wedding dinner for his son.

he sent his servants to those who had been invited to the dinner. The servants told them to come but they refused.

Then he sent some more servants. He said ‘tell those that were invited that I have prepared my dinner. I have killed my oxen and fattest cattle. Everything is ready, come to the wedding dinner.’

But people paid no attention,. One went away to his field. another went to his business. The rest grabbed his servants. They treated them badly and then killed them.

The king became very angry. He sent his army to destroy the murderers and burned their city.

Then the king said to his servant. The wedding banquet is ready, but those that I invited didn’t deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite anyone you can find.’

So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find both good and bad and the wedding hall was filled with guest.

But when the king came in to see the guest he noticed a man who wasn’t wearing any clothes.

The King asked,

‘Friend, how did you get in here without wearing any clothes?’ the man was speechless.

Then the king told the attendants, ‘tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, for many are invited, but feww are chosen.’

*gnashing- grinding, gritting

This scripture was right on time. As I am preparing for today’s Journey in Praise Reflections, the question is; what do we serve?

This scripture has taught me, we don’t just serve the word of God to people. The king is having a wedding banquet and he tells his servants go on the street corners, the internet, and bring all the people you can find, good or bad.

Some will not make it in, but those who will come ready and willing. The question that we need to ask ourselves on our Journey is “Am I living for my eternity”
Religious leaders question Jesus about paying Taxes

Verse 15-22

The eord says then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. They sent their disciples to him along with Herodains.

“Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to caesar or not?” The pharisees disciples asked Jesus.

But Jesus knowing their evil intent, said,

You hypocrites! Why are you trying to trap me?

Show me the coin used for paying the tax.

The brought him a denarius and he asked them

Who’s portrait is this? Who’s inscription?

“Caesar’s” they replied

Then Jesus said

Give to caesar what is Caesar’s, and give to God what is God’s.

When they heard this they were amazed. They left him amd went away.

What are you taking?

As I went over this scripture verses, my spirit reminded me of my prayers.

“Lord remove pride and flesh wants from me.”

When walking in righteousness we should be giving God what is his.

The people that we serve the word of God to, there spirit man is what we are bringing to the king. Are we taking the credit?

We are bot the ones who save people, we are the vessels that are used to get them there.

Bringing a spirit to walk along a righteous path is like paying your taxes to God, giving to him what is his.

Giving a person us via our time, our word is not going to give them what their spirit needs.

Religious leaders question Jesus about resurrection

Verse 23-33

The word says; the sameday the saducees who were saying there was no resurrection came and asked him.

“Teacher, Moses told us that if a man dies without children his brother must marry his widow and have children for him. Now there is seven brothers among us the first one marroed and died, and since he had no children he left his wife to his brother. The samething happen with the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. Finally the woman died. At the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her.”

Jesus replied;

You are in error because you do not know the scriptures or power of God. At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be guven in marriage, they will be like angels in heaven. But about the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what God said to you,I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

The wors says when the crowds heard this they were astonished at his teachings.

The Lord is the God of the living, our spirits keep moving going on to our next, after our spirit man has been built.

Our spirit being resurrected to the next. Our spirit rise to our eternity.

Religious leaders question Jesus about the greatest commandment

Verse 34-40

The word says that when the pharisees learned that Jesus silenced the saducees, they got together.

The word says the expert among them tested Jesus amd asked him.

“Teacher what is the greatest commandmentbib the law?”

Jesus answered;

You shall love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and your mind. This is the first and great commandment.

And second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

On these two commandments hang all the law amd prophets

The word says while the Pharisees were together Jesus asked them;

What do you think about the Christ? Who’s son is He?

They anwered him

“The son of David”

Jesus then asked them,

How is is that in spirit David calls him Lord saying

‘The Lord said to my Lord “sit at my right hand till I made your enemies your footstool.”

If David calls him Lord, how is He his son?

The word says no one was able to answer him and that was the last day they questioned him.

Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself.

The firsr commandment is easy to alot of us, but what about the second?

Are you willing to give up your eternity to dislike, insult, or hate someone.

Some people can make it hard to love them through their ugly but the truth where tgere is ugly, God is missing.

We have to be ready to pray a person through their ugly with our faith. Our hearts, and love should be petitioning a request to God on their behalf

Today take the time to ask God to allow you the ability to love your neighbor pass their outer layer.

It is in him that we are moving in that second commandment in truth

Be Blessed

Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

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Matthew Chapter 18

Blessings everyone,

I pray that you all are standung well in your faith walk.

At times it gets hard, and we may feel like we just can’t win. Let me tell you that you weren’t made to win by yourself, when 2 or more are join.

Allow the workers to come in and help you sow those seeds in the soil.

To the followers of From Sinner to Saint Blog thanks for joining in I appreciate each and everyone of you.

If you were scrolling and happen to have come across this blog welcome thanks for joining in. If you are led feel free to follow, like and share so that we can spread the word of the Lord.

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name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God. Some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog, and Prayer wall (if you would like to be on the prayer wall email fromsinnertosaint103@gmail.com). I also serve as the Founder of Journey in Praise Ministries and I serve as one of the leaders of the Walk It Out Ministries. (For more info go to About Me section)

Let’s get into the word of the Lord

The disciples argue who would be the greatest.

Verse 1 – 6

The disciples went to Jesus and asked him who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus called a little child and had him stand among them and he said;

I tell you the truth. Unless you change and become more like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Therefore whoever humbles himself like the child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

And whoever welcomes like this, is in my name welcomes me, but if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large Millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

The process of being childlike is to let go of our private way to be humble and open-hearted

Jesus warns against temptation

Verse 7– 9

The word says,

woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin, these things must come, but won’t to the man to whom they come!

If your hand or foot causes you to sin cut it off and throw it away, it is better for you to enter life maimed or cripple then to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into Eternal fire and if your eyes cause you to sin gauge it out and throw it away it is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

Hey man! The Lord tells us to cut out things that cause us to send, and that can mean people as well. Would you rather go to hell and be tortured for Eternal or have life that is the question?

Jesus warns against looking down on others

Verse 10 – 14

See that you don’t look down on one of these little ones for I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the 99 on the hill and go look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it I tell you the truth, he is happier about the one sheep then about the 99 that did not wander off and the same way your father in Heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.

This part of the scripture reminds us that the Lord is looking for his lost sheep.

we are so quick to criticize others about what they are doing, wearing, and whatever sin there is. But truth, why can’t we just guide the sheep back to its Shepherd?

Jesus teaches how to treat a Believer who sins.

Verse 15-20

If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens you have won your brother over, but if he will not listen take one or two others along so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three Witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them tell it to the church, and if he refuses to listen even to the church treat him as you would a pagan or tax collector.

What I’m about to tell you is true. What you lock on Earth will be locked in heaven which you unlock on Earth will be unlocked in heaven.

Again here is what I tell you supposed to of you on Earth agree about anything you ask for. My Father in heaven will do it for you where 3 people meet together in my name I am there with them.

Accountability! That’s where we stand not expecting everyone to submit to a gentle nudge or warning the Lord says that if they listen then He will remain your brother / sister but if he doesn’t then he is not for you.

We tend to get angry when people don’t listen to us but the truth is simple and they are not willing to listen then we must leave them where they are.

Allowing their need to not listen will put you in a place of unlocking a simple way on earth a cold heart, take it to prayer, the Lord reminds us when one or more are gathered God is in the Mist amen!

The servant who had no mercy

Verse 21 – 35

The word says Peter came to Jesus and ask them how many times should he forgive someone for sinning against him? Should it be up to seven times?

Jesus answered him

I tell you not seven times but 77 times

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king who wanted to collect all the money his servant sold him. As the king began to do it, a man who owed him millions of dollars was brought to him. The man was not able to pay him.

So his master gave an order. The man, his wife, his children, and all he and had to be sold to pay back what he old owed.

What servant fell on his knees in front of him give me time he beg I’ll pay everything back.

His master felt sorry for him he gave him what he told and let him go.

But then the servant went out and found one of the other servants who old him a few dollars he grabbed him and began to choke him.

Pay back what you owe me he said.

The other servant fell to his knees give me time, he backs and I’ll pay you back.

But the first servant refused, instead he went and had the man thrown into prison.

the man who would be held there until he could pay back what he owes. The other servants saw what happened. And troubled them greatly, they went and told their Master everything that happened. Then the master called the first servant in. you evil servant he said I forgave all that you owed me because you beg me to you have nomercy on the other servant just like I had mercy on you?

an anger his master turned him over to the jailer he will be punished until he pays back everything he owe.

This is how my Father in heaven will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.

As Believers we forget this Factor. and to some it doesn’t exist.

you can’t expect the father to forgive you if you can’t forgive another 77 times. Because I’m sure the Lord has forgiven you 777,777,777. I’m just saying find it in yout heart to be more like your Father and less like the people who are after the somethings as you. Treating others how they treat you will not get you to righteousness. How can you get to righteousness if you can’t forgive 77 times.

Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

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Matthew Chapter 17

Blessings everyone,

I pray that you all are walking in faith and purpose. When we are following our faith and walking with faith toward our purpose, we must remember that it is by faith that your word if confirmed. Just a mustard seed of faith will turn it around for you.

To the followers of From Sinner to Saint Blog thanks for joining in I appreciate each and everyone of you.

If you were scrolling and happen to have come across this blog welcome thanks for joining in. If you are led feel free to follow, like and share so that we can spread the word of the Lord.

Let me introduce myself, my

name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God. Some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog, and Prayer wall (if you would like to be on the prayer wall email fromsinnertosaint103@gmail.com). I also serve as the Founder of Journey in Praise Ministries and I serve as one of the leaders of the Walk It Out Ministries. (For more info go to About Me section)

Let’s get into the word of the Lord

Matthew Chapter 17

Verse 1-13

Jesus is transfigured on the mountain

The word says; after 6 days Jesus took Peter, James, and John the brother James Jesus led them up a high mountain by themselves.

The word says Jesus transfigured( transform into something more beautiful or elevated) himself his face Shone like the sun, his clothes became as white as the light. The word says just then Moses and Elijah appeared in front of them the word says Moses and Elijah was talking to Jesus.

Peter said to the Lord that it was good for them to be there and he offered to put up three tents one for Jesus one for Moses one for Elijah.

The word says while Peter was still speaking a bright clouds surrounded them a voice from the cloud said, this is my son, and I love him. I am pleased with him, listen to him.

The word says; the disciples heard this and they were terrified, they fell with their faces to the ground.

The word says Jesus came and touched them and said;

get up, Don’t Be Afraid

when they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

Jesus and his disciples came down from the mountain. On the way down Jesus told them

Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, wait until the son of man has raised from the dead

The disciples asked Jesus “why did the teachers of the law say that Elijah has come first?”

The word says Jesus replied;

To be sure Elijah comes and will restore all things but I tell you Liza has already come and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished in the same way the son of man is going to suffer at their hands.

The disciples understood that he was talking about John the Baptist.

Praise God, could you imagine going up the mountain, and the cloud coming down on us? or standing there and watching Jesus Transfiguration?

As we are walking by faith, and walking toward righteousness, we should be seeing ourselves transfigured before our own eyes.

The presence of Moses and Elijah with Jesus allowed the disciples to understand that Jesus was here to fulfill the prophecy of God’s law in the words of God’s prophets.

Verse 14-21

Jesus heals demon possessed boy

The word says; that when Jesus and his disciples came to a crowd, a man approached Jesus, and knelt in front of him and said “Lord have mercy, on my son.” The man continues by telling Jesus, his son has seizures and because of his shakes he falls in the fire or into the water the man tells Jesus he brought his son to the disciples but they could not heal him.

Jesus replied;

You unbelieving and evil people! how long do I have to stay with you? how long do I have to put up with you? bring the boy here to me.

The word says; Jesus ordered the demon to leave the boy and it came out of him, he was healed at that very moment.

The word says the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked him why they could not drive out the demon?

Jesus replied to them

Because your faith is much too small. What  I.m about to tell you is true. If you have the faith as small as a mustard seed, it is enough.

You can say to this mountain ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move nothing will be impossible for you.

The word says; they got together in Galilee there Jesus said to them

The son of man is going to be handed over to men. They will kill him, on the third day he will rise from the dead.

Then the disciples were filled with deep sadness.

Remember that even in Jesus ‘s home town he didn’t do many miracles, the scripture says because their faith wasn’t much.

Miracles, signs , and wonders appear when we have even a mustard seed of faith. If you don’t believe that God can fix it because you can’t see the way then don’t expect to see a miracle.

The Lord tells the disciples that he will be handed over and killed, and rise three days later.

Verse 24 -27

Jesus pays the temple Tax

The word says; Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum. The tax collector came to Peter and asked him if Jesus paid the Temple Tax. Peter replied “Yes he does”

When Peter went into the house Jesus asked him,

What do you think Simon? Who do the kings of the earth collect taxes and fees from? Do they collect from their own sons or from others?

Peter answered “from others.”

Jesus replied:

Then the sons don’t have to pay, but we don’t want to make them angry. So go to the lake and throw out your fishing line. Take the first fish you catch open it’s mouth and there you will find  the exact coin you need. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.

Isn’t it something that the Lord knew what was going on outside this reminds me that the Lord confirms the word of his prophets and servants. Peter was willing to lie to avoid any trouble. Not noticing that his lie would’ve given them more troubles than needed.

Just as soon as Peter walked into the house Jesus addressed it. and provided a way for the words from Peter may be confirmed. this was another reminder of the tongue speaking life and death.

Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

 

 

 

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Matthew Chapter 16

Blessings everyone,

I pray that you all are walking in purpose and building your foundation on Faith here on earth.

I remember a Pastor I loved dearly Pastor M.E Wooton he once gave a sermon and in the sermon he said “if you were a janitor on earth you will be a janitor in heaven.”

This example stuck to me, it made me conscious of what I did. I was about 19 when I heard him say this, I believe those words changed my life and my life decisions and I’m sure that’s what the Lord intended for it to do.

To the followers of From Sinner to Saint Blog thanks for joining in I appreciate each and everyone of you.

If you were scrolling and happen to have come across this blog welcome thanks for joining in. If you are led feel free to follow, like and share so that we can spread the word of the Lord.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God. Some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog, and Prayer wall (if you would like to be on the prayer wall email fromsinnertosaint103@gmail.com). I also serve as the Founder of Journey in Praise Ministries and I serve as one of the leaders of the Walk It Out Ministries. (For more info go to About Me section)

Let’s get into the word of the Lord

Matthew Chapter 16

Verse 1-4

Jesus is asked for a miraculous sign

The Pharisees and the Sadducees came to put Jesus to the test they asked Jesus to show them a miraculous sign from heaven

Jesus replied

In the evening you look at the sky you say ‘it will be good weather the sky is red. And in the morning you say, today it will be stormy, the sky is red and cloudy. you know the meaning of what you see in the sky, but you can’t understand the signs of what is happening right now. An evil and unfaithful people look for a miraculous sign, but none will be given to them except the sign of Jonah.

The word says; then Jesus left and went away.

The word of the Lord tells us that people pay attention to the frivolous signs but the miraculous signs from Heaven is around us consistently.

The Lord tells them you will have your miraculous sign, when you see the sign of Jonah which would be the crucifixion, death, and Rise of Jesus the three days Jonah was in the belly of the big fish.

Verse 5-12

The yeast of Pharisees and sudducees.

The word says that the disciples cross the lake and forgotten to bring bread.

Jesus told them; be careful watch out for yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

The disciples spoke among themselves saying Jesus must have said what he said because they didn’t bring bread.

Jesus knowing what they were saying responded by saying;

Your faith is so small , why are you talking to each other about having no bread?

don’t you understand yet? don’t you remember the five loaves of bread for 5000? Don’t you remember how many baskets of pieces you gathered?

don’t you remember the 7 loads for the 4000? don’t you remember how many baskets of pieces you gathered? how can you possibly not understand?

I wasn’t talking to you about bread, but watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

The word says; the disciples realized that Jesus was talking about watching out for what the Pharisees and Sadducees taught.

When is disciples were concerned about bread, and the Lord says how can you not understand? it reminds me that the Lord will show us in so many ways that he has got us, all we need is our faith. And we still will be concerned with what that thing that stresses us. the Lord is saying how many times do I have to show you I will take care of you. The Lord says be careful of the people that’s going to tell you the wrong thing.

Be concerned only about what the Lord is telling you watch out for the yeast of people that are not God sent.

Verse 13-20

Peter says that Jesus is Christ.

The word says that Jesus went to caesarea Phillipi he asked his disciples;

Who do people say the son of man is?

The disciples replied some say John the Baptist, other say Elijah, and others still say Jeremiah or one of the prophets

Jesus asked his disciples;

What about you? who do you say I am?

Simon Peter answered; you are Christ, you are the son of the Living God.

Jesus replied;

Blessed are you Simon, son of Jonah! No mere man showed this to you. My Father in Heaven showed it to you.

here is what I tell you. You are Peter. on this rock I will build my church. The Gates of Hell will not be strong enough to destroy it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. what you lock on Earth, will be locked in heaven. what you unlock on Earth, will be unlocked in heaven.

The word says; that Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was Christ.

What you do here on Earth you doing happen. It’s important for us to be concerned about our behavior. Are you Purpose Driven? or are you just sitting there thirsty but not going to the well?

Romans 1:17 was the first scripture that the Lord had given me; for in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed is how it starts. on Earth we should be unlocking Faith, scripture, and relationship. We should be locking lies, theft and infidelity.

Since I was a child, I always imagined that when I die, I would be walking around heaven with Jesus talking and laughing.

As an adult I like to spend my time in the word of God. my childhood vision taught me that I am a disciple of Christ, and that’s why my glory is spending time with him and that’s my unlock.

Now by far am i perfect so there are things that I have locked and there are things that I am trying to push the door closed. But my faith tells me due time God’s will.

Take the timetm to pray to the Lord about your unlocked in your locked and ask the father to help you discern those things so you can work on them.

Verse 21-28

Jesus tells about his coming death.

The word says Jesus started telling his disciples what was going to happen to him. He told them he must go to Jerusalem, and in Jerusalem he must suffer many things from Elders, the chief priests, and teachers of the law. He must be killed and on the third day rise to life again.

Peter took Jesus to the side and said “Never Lord, this will never happen to you.”

The word says Jesus turned and said;

Satan! you are standing in my way. You don’t have in mind the things of God, instead you are thinking about human things.

Then Jesus spoke to his disciples he said;

If anyone wants to follow me, he must say no to himself. He must pick up his cross and follow me. If he wants to save his life, he will lose it. But if he loses his life for me, he will find it.

What good is it if someone gains the whole world, but loses his soul? or what can anyone trade for his soul?

The son of man is going to come in his father’s Glory. His angels will come with him, and he will reward everyone and keeping with what they have done.

What I’m about to tell you is true. Some who are standing in here, will not die before they see the son of man coming in his kingdom.

Our flesh will always try to tell us that what it wants, is more important than what God wants for us.

Like now, I’m past the deadline for this blog. It should have been published at 10 a.m. My Flesh tells me; oh go scroll Facebook promote your business and post it tomorrow.

GET BEHIND ME SATAN! my spirit answers. I must say no to myself, so that I can find my life. Amen!

Pray for strength in this area, ask God to give you strength to shut down your flesh so that the Lord can be the light. Amen!
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

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Matthew Chapter 15

Blessings everyone,

I pray that you all are walking in faith allowing God to instruct your life, the way that he intended. Amen

It’s when we practice discipline in our faith we understand where we need to go. It is in obedience of instructions that we learn how to get there.

To the followers of From Sinner to Saint Blog thanks for joining in I appreciate each and everyone of you.

If you were scrolling and happen to have come across this blog welcome thanks for joining in. If you are led feel free to follow, like and share so that we can spread the word of the Lord.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God. Some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog, and Prayer wall (if you would like to be on the prayer wall email fromsinnertosaint103@gmail.com). I also serve as the Founder of Journey in Praise Ministries and I serve as one of the leaders of the Walk It Out Ministries. (For more info go to About Me section)

Let’s get into the word of the Lord

Matthew Chapter 15

Jesus teaches about inner purity

Verse 1- 20

Some Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem came to Jesus and asked him why his disciples violate the tradition handed down by the elders. They stated to Jesus that the disciples don’t wash their hands before they eat.

Jesus replied;

Why also do you violate the commandments of God for the sake of traditions. For God said

‘Honor your father and mother amd he who speaks evil of or insults or treats improperly father or mother is to be put to death’

But you say if anyone says to father or mother whatever I have that would help you is given by God, he is not to honor his father or his mother.

So by this you have invalidated the word of God, for the sake of your tradition

You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you.

‘These people honor me with their lips,

But there hearts are far from me.

They worship me in vain,

Their teachings are but rules taught by men.

The word says Jesus called the crowd and said

Listen and understand;

What goes into a man’s mouth doesn’t make him unclean

The word says then the disciples came to him and asked

“Do yo know the pharisees were offended when they heard this?

Jesus replied;

Every plant that my heavenly father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man both will fall into a pit.

Peter asked Jesus to explain the parable to them.

Jesus asked

Are you still so dull?

Don’t you see that whatever enters the miuth goes into the stomach and then out the body?

But the things that comes out the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man unclean.

For out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immortality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what makes a man unclean; but eating with unwashed hands doesn’t make hom unclean.

Praise God!

At times we are so focused on tradition that we forget about the laws.

Some people may say that they don’t like going to church because of the hypocrites. You know the people that wear white on first Sunday. These are the people who roll their eyes and suck their teeth at someone because they had blue on.

Not concerned that you may not be able to afford anything white.

They honor God with their lips, but not their heart. They are more worried about us following man’s rules than following God’s law.

Let’s remember it’s not what goes in our mouths that matter, it’s what comes out our mouths that make us clean or unclean.

Verse 21-28

Jesus sends a demon out of a girl.

The word says Jesus wentro the region of Tyre and Sidon. A canaanite woman from that vicinity camm to him crying out, ‘Lord son of David have mercy on me. My daughter is suffering terribly from demon posseession

The word says Jesus did not answer and his disciples urged him to send the woman away, because she kept crying out to them.

Jesus answered

I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel

The woman went up to Jesus and knelt before him.

“Lord, help me” the woman said

Jesus replied

It is not right to take the childrens bread and toss it to their dogs.

Yes , Lord she said “but even dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the masters table.

Then Jesus answered

Woman you have great faith! Your request is granted

Her daughter was healed from that hour.

The faith, just a little bit will do Lord. A mustard seed miracle Abba!

After I read this verse I thought back to the end of chapter 14. The Lord was in his hometown, the chapter ends with he didn’t do many miracles, because the lack of faith.

I hear the Lord say; we all may pray, but some lack the faith to follow through.

When we are moving toward God or believing God for something. Our faith must allow us to believe that even a small amount, even a crumb from the masters table is more than enough.

El Shaddai~God All mighty, all sufficient

Verse 29 -31

The crowd marvels at Jesus’s healings.

The word says Jesus went to the sea if Galilee, he went up to the mountain and sat down. Crowds came to him bringing the lame, blind, crippled, mute and many others laying them at his feet, He healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the cripple made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. They praised the God of Israel.

Could you imagine being a witness to these miracles.

How much faith is surrounding him? You have to believe that when he touches you, when he looks at you, when you touch him or just to be around him you are healed.

Verse 32- 39

Jesus feds four thousand

The word starts by saying Jesus called his disciples to him and said

I have compassion for these people.

They have been with me for three days and have nothing to eat.

I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.

Jesus’s disciples asked where could they get the bread in such a secluded place?

Jesus asked them

How many loaves do you have?

They replied Seven.

Jesus told the crowd to go sit on the ground. Jesus took the seven loaves and fish. He gave thanks and broke them up handing a piece to his disciples and the disciples handed pieces to thw people.

The word says they all ate and were satisfied. Afterwards the disciples collected seven baskets of the broken pieces that were left over. That day four thousand men ate, not including women and children. After Jesus got in the boat and went to the vicinity Magadan.

Hallelujah! What a way to end a chapter. We are shown no matter what, no matter how many times with faith The Father will come through and when he does there will be more than enough.
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.