JESUS is very clear when he says: “I am the resurrection, and the life: [HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, YET SHALL HE LIVE]. And [WHOSOEVER LIVETH AND BELIEVETH IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE]. [BELIEVEST THOU THIS]?” (John 11:25-26).

GOD is a LIVING GOD. “[FOR HE IS NOT A GOD OF THE DEAD, BUT OF THE LIVING: FOR ALL LIVE UNTO HIM]” (Luke 20:38). Therefore, the Children of God will NOT SEE DEATH (John 5:24; 8:51; 11:25-26).

“Blessed be the LORD, who [DAILY] loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. [HE THAT IS OUR GOD IS THE GOD OF SALVATION]; and unto God the LORD belong the [ISSUES FROM DEATH]” (Psalm 68:19-20).

Let us be reminded that the Apostle Paul said: “[FOR TO ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST, AND TO DIE IS GAIN]” (Philippians 1:21).

“For ye are dead, and your [LIFE] is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).

“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. [FOR AS IN ADAM ALL DIE, EVEN SO IN CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE]” (1 Corinthians 15:21–22).

“Knowing that Christ being [RAISED FROM THE DEAD DIETH NO MORE]; [DEATH HATH NO MORE DOMINION OVER HIM]” (Romans 6:9).

Jesus also said: “Therefore doth my Father love me, because [I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT TAKE IT AGAIN]. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. [I HAVE POWER TO LAY IT DOWN, AND I HAVE POWER TO TAKE IT AGAIN]. This commandment have I received of my Father” (John 10:17-18).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, [THE HOUR IS COMING, AND NOW IS], when the [DEAD SHALL HEAR THE VOICE] of the Son of God: and [THEY THAT HEAR SHALL LIVE]. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. [MARVEL NOT AT THIS: FOR THE HOUR IS COMING, IN THE WHICH ALL THAT ARE IN THE GRAVES SHALL HEAR HIS VOICE], And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:25-29).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall [NEVER SEE DEATH]” (John 8:51).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that [HEARETH MY WORD], and [BELIEVETH] on him that sent me, hath [EVERLASTING LIFE], and shall not come into condemnation; but is [PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE]” (John 5:24).

“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: [THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU, THEY ARE SPIRIT, AND THEY ARE LIFE]” (John 6:63).

“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).

We must keep DAILY in the RIGHT direction FOLLOWING JESUS!  We follow JESUS CHRIST today, tomorrow and FOREVER (Revelation 21:1-5; 22:1-6): “[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8).

“For there is [ONE GOD], and [ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN], the man [CHRIST JESUS]: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).

“[ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM, ONE GOD AND FATHER OF ALL], who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ” (Ephesians 4:5-7).

JESUS CHRIST says: “[NO MAN CAN COME TO ME], except the Father which hath sent me draw him: [AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY]” (John 6:44).

“No man, having put his hand to the plough, [AND LOOKING BACK], is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).

“[IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME], [LET HIM DENY HIMSELF], and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY], and [FOLLOW ME]” (Luke 9:23).

“And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38).

“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and [HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL]. [IF ANY MAN SERVE ME, LET HIM FOLLOW ME; AND WHERE I AM, THERE SHALL ALSO MY SERVANT BE]: IF ANY MAN SERVE ME, HIM WILL MY FATHER HONOUR” (John 12:25-26).

“I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).

When we begin to WALK BY FAITH with God, we must keep walking with God every day of our lifetime to the End. DO NOT make the mistake to walk away from God! “(For we [WALK BY FAITH], not by sight:)” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

“Thus saith the LORD; ‘[CURSED BE THE MAN] that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and [WHOSE HEART DEPARTETH] from the LORD’” (Jeremiah 17:5).

“[FOR, LO, THEY THAT ARE FAR FROM THEE SHALL PERISH]: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. [BUT IT IS GOOD FOR ME TO DRAW NEAR TO GOD]: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works” (Psalm 73:27-28).

“[NOW THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH: BUT IF ANY MAN DRAWS BACK, MY SOUL SHALL HAVE NO PLEASURE IN HIM]. But [WE ARE NOT OF THEM WHO] draw back unto perdition; but of them that [BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF THE SOUL]” (Hebrews 10:38–39).

“But without [FAITH] it is impossible to please him: for [HE THAT COMETH TO GOD MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS], and that [HE IS A REWARDER OF THEM THAT DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM]” (Hebrews 11:6).

“For ye are all the children of God by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]” (Galatians 3:24).

James, the brother of our Lord Jesus warned saying: “Do not err, my beloved brethren. [A DOUBLE MINDED MAN IS UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS]” (James 1:16, 8).

“[DRAW NIGH TO GOD, AND HE WILL DRAW NIGH TO YOU]. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded” (James 4:8).

“Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name” (Jeremiah 33:2).

“[IS THERE A GOD BESIDE ME? ‘YEA, THERE IS NO GOD; I KNOW NOT ANY]’” (Isaiah 44:7–8).

“[WOE UNTO HIM THAT STRIVETH WITH HIS MAKER]” (Isaiah 45:9).

“Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; ‘I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God’” (Isaiah 44:6).

“[FOR HE IS THE LIVING GOD, AND STEDFAST FOR EVER, AND HIS KINGDOM THAT WHICH SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED, AND HIS DOMINION SHALL BE EVEN UNTO THE END]” (Daniel 6:26).

“[I LOVE THEM THAT LOVE ME; AND THOSE THAT SEEK ME EARLY SHALL FIND ME]. Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. [THAT I MAY CAUSE THOSE THAT LOVE ME TO INHERIT SUBSTANCE]; and I will fill their treasures” (Proverbs 8:17–21).

“Blessed be the LORD, [WHO DAILY LOADETH US WITH BENEFITS], even the [GOD OF OUR SALVATION]. Selah” (Psalm 68:19).

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel [FROM EVERLASTING, AND TO EVERLASTING]. Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 41:13).

Our HOPE in this lifetime is NOT in abundance of things accumulated in this world such as large sums of money; the number of houses; cars; yachts; private jets; art collections; jewelry and other like possessions but, in JESUS CHRIST (John 1:1-4; 14; 3:15-17; 14:6).

Our HOPE must be to keep the FAITH in JESUS to obtain ETERNAL LIFE to be REDEEMED to HEAVEN to be FOREVER with GOD and the ONLY BEGOTTEN OF GOD.

“[NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD] at any time; [THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).

“That whosoever [BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD] not perish, but [HAVE ETERNAL LIFE]” (John 3:15).

“[FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], that [WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD] not perish, but [HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]. [FOR GOD SENT] not [HIS SON INTO THE WORLD] to condemn the world; but [THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED]” (John 3:16-17).

“[FOR WE ARE SAVED BY HOPE]: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if [WE HOPE FOR THAT WE SEE NOT], then do we with patience wait for it” (Romans 8:22-25).

“[NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR], [THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN]” (Hebrews 11:1).

“[FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR] between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).

“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8).

“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).

We must do our utmost to always try to DO GOOD because GOD IS GOOD ALWAYS (Matthew 19:17). “[GOOD] and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way” (Psalm 25:8).

“For [WE MUST ALL APPEAR] before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, [ACCORDING TO THAT HE HATH DONE], whether it be [GOOD] or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

“[WHO WILL RENDER TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS]:

To [THEM WHO BY PATIENT CONTINUANCE IN WELL DOING SEEK] for glory and honour and immortality, [ETERNAL LIFE]:

But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth], but [obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

But glory, honour, and peace, [TO EVERY MAN THAT WORKETH GOOD], to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:6-11).

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, [LET US DO GOOD UNTO ALL MEN], especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:9-10).

“And we know that [ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD], to them [WHO ARE THE CALLED] according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

“What man is he that [DESIRETH LIFE], and loveth many days, [THAT HE MAY SEE GOOD]?” (Psalm 34:12).

“Depart from evil, and [DO GOOD]; and dwell for evermore” (Psalms 37:27).

“Trust in the LORD, and [DO GOOD]; Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart” (Psalm 37:3).

“The LORD is [GOOD], a strong hold in the day of trouble; and [HE KNOWETH THEM THAT TRUST IN HIM]” (Nahum 1:7).

“O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee” (Psalm 84:12).

“[SURELY GOODNESS] and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever” (Psalm 23:6).

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel [FROM EVERLASTING, AND TO EVERLASTING]. Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 41:13).

Whatever we will face today, let us be reminded that our Lord Jesus Christ is ALWAYS with us, and he encourages us to be of GOOD CHEER because he has OVERCOME the world (John 16:33)!

“[THIS IS THE DAY] which the LORD hath made; [WE WILL REJOICE] and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).

JESUS says: “[TAKE THEREFORE NO THOUGHT FOR THE MORROW]: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” (Matthew 6:34).

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have [TRIBULATION]: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

“I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).

Peter, JESUS’ disciple encouraged us, said: “Beloved, [THINK IT NOT STRANGE CONCERNING THE FIERY TRIAL WHICH IS TO TRY YOU], as though some strange thing happened unto you: But [REJOICE, INASMUCH AS YE ARE PARTAKERS OF CHRIST’S SUFFERINGS]; that, [WHEN HIS GLORY SHALL BE REVEALED, YE MAY BE GLAD ALSO WITH EXCEEDING JOY].

[WHEREFORE LET THEM THAT SUFFER ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD] commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator” (1 Peter 4;12-13, 19).

The Apostle Paul also said: “[REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAY: AND AGAIN I SAY, REJOICE].

Let your moderation be known unto all men. [THE LORD IS AT HAND].

[BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING; BUT IN EVERY THING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION WITH THANKSGIVING LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN UNTO GOD].

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7).

“[REJOICE EVERMORE. PRAY WITHOUT CEASING]. [IN EVERY THING GIVE THANKS]: for this is the [WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU]” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

“And we know that [ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD], to them [WHO ARE THE CALLED] according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen” (2 Corinthians 13:14).

Do you truly TRUST GOD with all your heart (Proverbs 3:5-6)? “[THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, AND DESPERATELY WICKED: WHO CAN KNOW IT]?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

We cannot say that we TRUST GOD and then rely on our understanding to solve our problems.

We cannot say that we TRUST GOD and then try to do things according to what is in our minds.

We cannot say that we TRUST GOD and then turn to human beings for help in the time of trouble.

“Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his [TRUST], and [RESPECTETH NOT THE PROUD], nor such as turn aside to lies” (Psalm 40:4).

“The LORD is [GOOD, A STRONG HOLD IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE]; and [HE KNOWETH THEM THAT TRUST IN HIM]” (Nahum 1:7).

“O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee” (Psalm 84:12).

“I the LORD [SEARCH THE HEART], I try the reins, even [TO GIVE EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS], and according to the fruit of his doings” (Jeremiah 17:10).

“[COMMIT THY WAY] unto the LORD; [TRUST ALSO IN HIM]; and [HE SHALL BRING IT TO PASS]” (Psalm 37:5).

“Blessed is the man that [TRUSTETH] in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is” (Jeremiah 17:7).

“[TRUST] in the LORD [WITH ALL THINE HEART]; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

“[TRUST] in the LORD, and do good; Delight thyself also in the LORD; and [HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART]. Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore” (Psalm 37:1, 3-4).

“Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 89:52).

TRUST GOD. We must not try to figure out or even understand the things that are now happening and will soon begin to rapidly unfold around this world. But simply TRUST GOD. “[TRUST] in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).

“The [NAME] of the LORD is [A STRONG TOWER]: the [RIGHTEOUS RUNNETH INTO IT, AND IS SAFE]” (Proverbs 18:10).

“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and [HE KNOWETH THEM THAT TRUST IN HIM]” (Nahum 1:7).

“GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth” (Psalm 46:1-3, 6-8).

“[BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD]: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts [IS WITH US]; the God of Jacob [IS OUR REFUGE]. Selah” (Psalm 46:10-11).

“Finally, my brethren, [BE STRONG IN THE LORD, AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT]” (Ephesians 6:10).

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel [FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING]: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm 106:48).

Every day we must do a SPIRITUAL check up to ensure that we are living in FAITH and NOT in Fear. To be in the FAITH is to have the LOVE OF GOD and JESUS CHRIST in us. “For ye are all the [CHILDREN OF GOD] by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]” (Galatians 3:24).

“[FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR]; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).

“[THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE]; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. [HE THAT FEARETH IS NOT MADE PERFECT IN LOVE]” (1 John 4:18).

“[HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE]” (1 John 4:8).

The Apostle Paul also said: “[EXAMINE YOURSELVES, WHETHER] ye be in the [FAITH]; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that [JESUS CHRIST IS IN YOU]?” (2 Corinthians 13:5).

“[WHO HATH SAVED US, AND CALLED US WITH AN HOLY CALLING], not according to our works, but [ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE], which was [GIVEN US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN]” (2 Timothy 1:9).

“The Lord knoweth them that are his” (2 Timothy 2:19).                                      

“Now if any man has [NOT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST, HE IS NONE OF HIS]” (Romans 8:9).

The disciple John further expressed how to check whether someone in in the FAITH, said: “BELOVED, [BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TRY THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD]: because many [FALSE PROPHETS ARE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD]. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: [EVERY SPIRIT THAT CONFESSETH THAT JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH IS OF GOD]: And [EVERY SPIRIT THAT CONFESSETH NOT THAT JESUS CHRIST IS COME IN THE FLESH IS NOT OF GOD: AND THIS IS THAT SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST], whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world” (1 John 4:1-3).

“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us.

Hereby know we the [SPIRIT OF TRUTH], and the spirit of error” (1 John 4:5-6).

Our Lord JESUS asks: “Nevertheless when the Son of man [COMETH], shall he find [FAITH] on the earth? (Luke 18:8).

“[BLESSED ARE THEY THAT HEAR] the word of God, and keep it” (Luke 11:28).

“[EVERY ONE THAT IS OF THE TRUTH HEARETH MY VOICE]” (John 18:19).

“[MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME]: And [I GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL LIFE]; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one” (John 10:27-30).

“[HE THAT HATH RECEIVED HIS TESTIMONY HATH SET TO HIS SEAL THAT GOD IS TRUE]. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 0 Son, and hath given all things into his hand” (John 3:33–35).

“[IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH]; the flesh profiteth nothing: [THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU, THEY ARE SPIRIT, AND THEY ARE LIFE]” (John 6:63).

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but [MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY]” (Matthew 24:35).

“[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).

“I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).

We must always be at PEACE in the midst of the darkness of the storms of this life, knowing that we have the LORD God and our Lord JESUS, our LIGHT AND SALVATION (John 3:16-18).

“The LORD is [MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION]; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).

“In God have I put my trust: [I WILL NOT BE AFRAID WHAT MAN CAN DO UNTO ME]” (Psalm 56:11).

“He only is [MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION]; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved” (Psalm 62:2).

“It is good that a man should [BOTH HOPE AND QUIETLY WAIT] for the [SALVATION] of the LORD” (Lamentation 3:26).

“[BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD]: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts [IS WITH US]; the God of Jacob [IS OUR REFUGE]. Selah” (Psalm 46:10-11).

“[TRUST IN HIM AT ALL TIMES]; ye people, [POUR OUT YOUR HEART BEFORE HIM]: God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8).

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel [FROM EVERLASTING, AND TO EVERLASTING]. Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 41:13).