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Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

God’s greatest hope for us is to have joy and laughter as much as we frown at life’s disappointments. Though to enjoy a season of loss that’s beyond repair many will find God’s call to enjoy life, not so funny?

But know this friend at the expense of a frustrating football season many will find the gems of godly wisdom, in this treasure one finds God’s calling that is deeply hidden within ones frustration of heart it’s in these moments of thought in ones despair many will somehow find their positioning to laugh at life’s passionate pleasures.

Do you not think that God Almighty found joy and pleasure that His only begotten Son would rock the little “god” of this world in playing the spoiler role?

Do who not think joy rained upon the heavens when Jesus completed an unbelievable task that no other could or would ever accomplish; Do you not think laughter broke out in praise as the Angels of heaven cried out “Holy Toledo" C’mon Now!

Can we the Raider Nation stir up the passion within and have faith & hope for the same type of action in celebration? C’mon Now we are the Nation of all Nations.

Will we play the Grinch role who stole Christmas in San Diego this Sunday will we laugh when we've conquered and won as heaven has? Will our faith and passion take a godly role! Will we be filled with shouts of joy. You know it friend, to trust in God it is to know that Jesus has done great things for those who have faith!

Psalm 126:2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Sifting through the Devils Lies

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Most or all blessings come in the midst of a storm, though when one emerges in silence one finds a humble beginning, those around you tend to underestimate your authenticity because they knew you before you were someone who would voice your opinion in a natural quality.

Though in the midst of God's calling to embrace the character of Christ you've encountered stormy conditions like never before, you ask yourself what's its purpose?

When we make a conscious effort to do the exact opposite of what we’ve done in the past it is a sign of power in the qualities in God’s character we are not to be dismayed at His command to be strong and courageous when our adversaries attempts to rob or steal our joy and blessings.

In the simplicity of being alert and sober-minded that our adversary lurks wherever we go is to know that God is already there before the evil one can even muster up a plan of attack.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
The biggest challenge for a populous after a successful  run in all that life has to offer is not to boast but rather to humble itself  before heavens glory, these my friend are proven factors that have plagued humanity throughout history.

To avoid the wickedness that spreads like wild fire throughout a prosperous land is simple in its practice of humility to accept its character in practice is always the hardest for any one person.

In the persecution of a people one will find a humble character as nonsense though to embrace the opposite in a gentle manner can be foreign to many but when a Nation embraces its godly pattern one gives God every opportunity to restore its mistakes.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully finds favor from heaven in its rebirth of a people in its acceptances of insults one finds a grace that heals beyond measure.

Though in ones individual acceptance one recognizes in its blurry human factor where those concepts influence one to focus on its spiritual call for humility which brings forth forgiveness it’s in those moments of understanding one finds healing in one’s life and throughout ones community in all areas as we become One Nation Under God.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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2 Timothy 2:22 so flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

When someone loves God, in the same way He loves us we come to understand that He knows our name is completely different from our past youthful passions in it we find He is faithful in all things a relationship that is everlasting.

Some might view it as a mystery? But rather one will know Jesus is the one who stands at gate of our conscience He’s that inner feeling that voice viewed as acting as a guide to the land of righteousness, faith, love and peace.

To be called by name is to avoid the mystery that leads to wrongness of one's unawareness of understanding. Though in the pure heart of rebirth one hears his voice by name its in those quiet moments within one will find the gatekeeper has opened the doors of heaven on earth.

John 10:3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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1 Corinthians 16:11 so let no one despise him. Help him on his way in peace that he may return to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.

There are moments when life brings forth situations where we desperately avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.

Since we are all like the early disciples working in such an honorable works, equally as those who were young and old in the biblical accounts we should never look at someone with disrespect because of their youth or newly found rebirth.

God will use who he desires on any given situation to get his purpose across. It’s there in those moments of grace we find a humble experience that is everlasting in God’s call for us to accept all that he’s called for he is the One who formed every one of us for his glorious purpose.

1 Timothy 4:12 don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me.

God alone knows exactly what you and I must endure in order to form His character within us. It is in our trials and hopes that brings a thirst that quenches our hunger where God refines us and removes our impurities.

Like refined gold, when we pass through our trials, people will see His perfect reflection in us. Trust in God is not a passive state of mind.

It is a vigorous act of the soul and heart of mind by which we choose to lay hold on the promises of God and cling to them despite the adversity that at times seeks to overwhelms us.

Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

The Lord speaks to every one of us in the wilderness of life’s journey each meditation in ones plan and destiny finds its way through God’s written word as an individual piece of literature of truth in a certain point of time.

In ones reflection we find the Lord has established our steps. God the author of life reminds us that everything about us calls us to recognize His presence.

The world celebrates many things my friend, by forgetting their significance in a blitz of commercialism instead of marveling in a deeper spiritual meaning of giving thanksgiving in this current season in life’s guided steps.

If we that know Christ as the reason for the season open our spiritual gifts now; we will find the guidance and power to gently lead others in this time to a rebirth of heart in the perfect season.

1 Peter 4:10-11 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies, in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen!

John 3:7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

Have a blessed Black Sunday Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

We are a people who are greater together than we are on our own. That’s what today is about. That’s what every day should be about. No matter our differences, we’re all part of one great Nation.

We are each others keeper. We are one nation, under God. It’s in that spiritual connection we find our testimony which has guided us from the earliest days of our founding, and it will guide us to a future that calls us to be one in Lord.

We give thanks for all our men and women in uniform, and for their families, who are surely missing them on this beautiful day of Thanksgiving.

In our joy of life we find ourselves blessing those less fortunate throughout this beautiful land. It’s what we do best as Americans. Yes indeed my friends we are the Silver Lining of the world.

May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving Day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Philippians 2:2.

Alone we can do so little; but rather together we can do so much in one love we find one mind in full accord of life’s purpose.

My friends it's hard to beat a person who never gives up, but when a populous of a great Nation succeeds in heavens calling to be one we find its biblical strength of each individual person is the strength of its purpose in loyalty.

Remember teamwork begins by building trust with one another. And the only way to do that is to overcome ones need to be first and that there are no divisions whether it be in the Church or among the players within the confinements of a sports team like our beloved Oakland Raiders.

The Church should be the world’s ultimate example of God’s calling for unity. To be united in the same mind we find humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.

In this practice we find ones eagerness is maintained with the joy that the next man up has the same mutual understanding that he will find the same unity of the Spirit in the bond of teamwork.

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual up building. Romans 14:19.

Have a blessed Black Sunday Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

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2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.

How can one come to possess great faith? Now listen, here is the answer to that; first, in the testimony of God we should know that faith is not a journey of
sight but rather one of passion in times of great purpose and in times of adversity.

Faith grows by dominating and exercising ones passionate being. We get faith by studying God’s Word. In its search by faith we find studying His Word until something within you “knows that you know” and that you do not just hope that you know but rather you see the end results materialize.

Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation though the love for God is ones whole being of any Christian is faith and love for others. Faith brings the person to God, and love brings the person in respect and honor for others in tribute to ones victorious journey in life.

2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Al Davis, You don't adjust. You just dominate.

Have a blessed Black Sunday Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Breaking News

The Oakland Raiders  have now lost another legendary player to the great beyond. Five-time Pro Bowl player and two-time Super Bowl champion Todd Christensen has passed away at the age of 57. Todd was the tight end for the Raiders during their two Super Bowl victories in the 80's and was a vital piece to that championship team.

Mr. Christensen died during surgery at a local hospital earlier this morning on Wednesday the 13th of November, 2013. He had been battling liver disease, amongst other serious illnesses as well, for years and unfortunately his battle has come to its end.

Todd was a standout athlete and sports enthusiast throughout his life. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 for his accolades in football and also as a star track and field athlete while attending high school in Eugene, Oregon. After high school he attended BYU where he was also inducted into their BYU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992.

He found fame as an Oakland Raider in 1982 but he was drafted in the 2nd round of 1978 by the Dallas Cowboys. Over his NFL career which spanned 137 games, 90 of which he started, he caught 461 catches for 5,872 yards and 41 TD's.

His best season came in 1983 when he started all 16 games for the Raiders and caught 92 passes for 1,247 yards and 12 TD's while on his way to one of his two Super Bowl victories. The season is still one of the top performances by a TE in NFL history.

After Todd's playing career was over he became an NFL analyst for NBC and a college football analyst on the now debunked MountainWest Sports Network. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends in their time of grieving.

RIP Todd Christensen: Agust 3rd. 1956 - November 13, 2013

Heavens Bread for the Day

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 2 Timothy 3:16

In God's creative plan he laid down a foundation for passion within every one of us a treasure that teaches what is right and what is wrong in life's experience, for some it’s an untapped source that awaits them; though for a Nation that lives by passion we find our faith is inspired by God’s truth.

A narrative technique is revealed in God’s narrating truth a pictorial representation of Jesus’ characterized in his enthusiastic sufferings a devotion to a cause, ideal, and goal in the furtherance for humanities salvation.

Passion is so strongly rooted in the human heart a formula that can only be inspired by the breath of God in the testimony of his word.

It’s no different on the gridiron friend; where a Nation’s passion comes from its testimony from those who made correction in the midst of a troubled season that brought forth a “wild card rebirth” in its enthusiastic devotion in causing such passion that has forevermore inspired a Nation in its will to win.

Have a blessed Black Sunday Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

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1 John 5:14 and this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests w
hich we have asked from Him.

The mental faculty of God has always brought forth a wonder in man’s asking by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action in ones request, we know he hears us, we ask and wait and wait do we not friends?

This is the LORD'S doing; It is a marvelous act in the eyes of heavens populous though a gut wrenching journey for us. How many of you have finally figured out God strengthens those who wait and seek his amazing will in the confidence of heavens perfect timing that he will come through.

To rejoice and be glad in the authority of his will brings forth a new day to be glad in it we find a heart for prosperity in Christ in whatever he gives us we are pleased it’s in those moments of receiving we find we’ve have grown in his promise according to his word.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread

"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6

How many of you have had this type of experience in your joy to reveal spiritual things and only to be rejected in your love to share the good things God has done in your life. And only to find those faithless characters laughing as if you were some type of alien from Mars?

God by his word warns us of the consequences sometimes it’s best to be silent around certain folks though one should confide with one who understands the beauty of God’s revealing pearls, remember my friend we’ve been given authority to trample over evilness.

Know this God will not look you over for gems and pearls on your day but rather for scars that you received as they trampled over your love for him. Never be afraid to trust an unknown future in the sacred spiritual realm to a God that knows all things.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

At any given time throughout the land the populous of the One and Only Nation finds a moment to Raider-Up! In proclaiming its allegiance to the Silver & Black in the wearing of its gear.

Though when a man or woman proclaims their faith and
hope in Jesus Christ an everlasting promise becomes public where God Himself has proclaimed He will never forsake those who have stepped forward in loyalty of His Son.

A faith which leads one into a journey where ones final destination rest upon the Fathers glory who awaits all who have Raider-ed Up in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 10:32-33 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

We invite you to our Daily Devotionals @ our Raiders for Christ Prayer Group

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"
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And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you’ll find a truth of weeping that matches the m
ourning of God. In a practice of disobedience a man or woman will struggle with this discomfort which the bible calls conviction. Though by God’s amazing grace His word proclaims a day of redemption is just around the bend.

In weaknesses many have found themselves struggling with the seal of approval that’s been given to all who have confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior. Now why is that? Did pride kick-in somewhere in ones journey?

Well I believe at one time or another many of us have found ourselves boasting in ourselves? By experience Paul the apostle gives us the ultimate revelation of this spiritual quicksand of mourning that brings a grieving heart to the Lord.

Know this friend, to spend time mourning or being sorrowful over life’s decisions in disobedience will eventually be made perfect in ones weakness. Only if you and I allow a character of resistance to rule in our lives, it’s where our weakness meets His amazing grace, C’mon now! Jesus proclaimed it My grace is sufficient.

Jesus spoke to Paul as He speaks to us today… But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

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There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the
same God at work. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Discovering and utilizing your spiritual gifts is one of the most exciting adventures a person can have with God. As you try different things, you'll eventually find yourself engaged in the character of Christ which is the identical Spirit a deep sense of connection finds the road in ones different works.

Though we belong to a culture of many faces the same Spirit distributes them according to His marvelous will. It is you’re blessing of the day my friend to unwrap those gifts, every one of us has been entrusted by God in the distribution of these spiritual gifts.

The only difference here friend is that you’ll know that it’s One God at work that has you loving and serving others throughout your community according to His promise.

To become a duplicate as One in Christ you’ll find many different kinds of workings that will leave a blazing trail of character in faith though in ones good works you will find the happiness of the One and only I AM that you've embraced His gift.

Matthew 25:23 "His master replied, 'Well done, 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 master's happiness!'

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

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Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

How many of us have given on a knee jerk reaction knowing that it wasn’t the acceptable time with the hope God would refill this newly formed financial void? Sadly many of us give without considering prayer or the seeking the counsel of God.

God desires a cheerful giver not a frustrated one. We all make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Though, many make the mistake in falling to a pattern of frustration in ones giving.

In the praise of God’s amazing grace we find ones true giving comes by the knowledge and understanding of his word that we give according to what’s been set in our hearts in God's provisions it might be little or from an abundance it’s the only way we can receive a measured return from heavens overflow.

A prime example is the window who give the little she had (Mark 12:41-44) Jesus preserves her devotion in the gospels for future generations to follow of her hard earned example of sacrifice.

Jesus himself fed thousands with the little he was given by that young boy this practice should always touch our hearts; to know that Jesus in his journey to the cross sacrificed a time of fellowship to show us the abundance that comes from heaven.

My friend, in our readiness as Christians we find Jesus preserves our own story according to our joyful giving though in the safekeeping of His heart he encourages every one of us to give according to what has been given.

In this understanding one’s frustrations somehow dissipate into thin air it’s there we find the love that’s required and that's been pressed down from above that overflows in heavens glory in giving to another.

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. 2 Corinthians 8:12

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

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2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Has it not been said that we get faith by studying God’s word? My friend this truth has been seen in all areas of life when a person brings God into the mix.

When one practices its ingredient a master plan of God's will unfolds that becomes a conversation piece for hope for future generations to reflect in it's passion a character of humanity is exposed in ones will to win.

Yesteryear's actions are one team’s testimony to the fact that by faith somehow a "holy roller" of a game fell from heaven in favor of a Nation.

Though in its recording by sight we spectators can see God's purpose of faith through this game we call Raider football. Can we say, “Holy Toledo!”

Oakland Raiders 21-San Diego Chargers 20, September 10, 1978, at San Diego, California. 

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:5-6

us spoken words in his response to Thomas have vibrated through the walls of time penetrating the hearts of humanity in ones search for direction Jesus speaks to us today within ones search.

Sadly many throughout time have struggled with the Lords written promise many heave searched for signs and wonders. Thomas who I might say had the blessing of a life time to walk with Jesus in a time of heavens glory, he gives us the ultimate expression through his thoughts of heart.

Thomas knew there was a way to the creator by his childlike response when he said Lord? How many of you that have doubt of this process of the one and only way know that something within your heart is questioning this biblical truth.

Are you recognizing an inner spiritual battle is taking place are feeling that inner voice is speaking to you and acting on your behalf in guiding you towards the journey of a life time?

My friend you are no different than those who have been humbled in the likeness of a child who have been led by the Spirit of truth.

A word for rebirth awaits you by simply believing that the mirror of your heart is working in reverse to show you the innocence of your being on this beautiful day for God's ultimate game plan of Salvation.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11.

Isn’t this true of every one of us, s
omehow by man’s instructions we’ve wandered in such earthly practice as what is to be one’s newly formed character in Christ? Jesus in all his glory gives us a glimpse by his word in promise of this journey for righteousness.

But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14.

Jesus speaks to us today in his frustration to the calling of discipline. Man’s misunderstanding in the call to yield in the innocence of child has always been misleading to many adults, though it is what brings honor not only to God but rather ourselves as well when we approach his instruction in all things as these little ones.

Friends we see it throughout the land in our children’s practice of obedience to their elders in the simplicity of this great game we call football. When we as adults can humble ourselves before God a pleasant fruit arises in a person’s painful understanding of what excellence is to be in heavens calling.

A truth of hard earned fruit comes in ones training that is pure as these young lads who wear the Silver & Black from Virginia Beach they show us adults by example in their prayer, and praise in thanksgiving how easy it can be. My friends, it’s something to think about on this beautiful day.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

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Galatians 6:9 and let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial one is to stand in the act of processing and testi
ng, trying, and putting ones talents to proof. Oh indeed a trial of one's faith comes in the perfect season where one reaps the prize of godly wisdom.

Isn’t it true with all things in life that God’s word and promise is his foundation for growth, my friend it’s where one obtains the ultimate prize among our fellow man which finds favor with God in its anguish of loss patience, endurance of faith arises in ones will to win!

Last night’s game against the Denver Broncos gives us a glimpse of the Christian lifestyle in its daily battle for one’s reconciliation through Christ to God where one seeks the ultimate prize through the battle field of one’s adversary.

The National Football League has its own race where all runners seek the prize though only one receives the prize. This young Oakland Raiders team exercised their faith in the quest for stardom on the stage we call Monday Night Football.

Though, a learning lesson was had they did not grow weary they found the heart to continue and not give up, as they pressed on to the end they found the prize that will reap in the perfect time.

1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

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"No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17

To condemn others in the Lord for their hatred one finds the play action calling for a silence of character it simply builds up the grand o
ccasion in God’s commanding force of judgment on those who use corruption upon a chosen people a legacy of ones defense of truth that that’s been passed down from previous generation.

The characteristics of vindication in the Lord are relived when a Nation takes note in its modern day promise a heritage that can only be seen on the field of dreams of ones journey in life that’s been practiced by the play of its elders.

Tonight’s Monday Night Football game will take stage throughout the land where the world will see a passionate people take faith in the will to win though as we all know many will stand in our way with such tongue lashing jealousy of words in hatred.

My friends, to know the power of silence is to dominate one’s opponent a weaponry that can only be found in the quietness of God’s creative seasons the autumn wind that has been embraced by the Silver & Black as its theme song a swaggering character for change we must say.

Though by God's standards it quietly growls with such force that brings God’s playbook of action where “No Weapon” can be formed against those who put a death ear to such foolish noise.

To extend your hands in faith we find a rollocking song of praise that sweeps along those haters, though in there corruptive talk they simply find the Autumn Wind is a Raider from above that pillages just for fun and laughs when he's brought forth his judgment.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

To place oneself in position in ones wait for victory we find a renewed strength as our good friend Charles Woodson illustrated in the Raiders home debut he seemed to run with no worries he g
racefully penetrated through the opponent’s defense with no anticipation of injury.

Oh yes my friend, a platform for the launching of young eagles is upon the Raider Nation by the testimony of a seasoned veteran who fly’s over the adversities of life’s pleasures in a single bound.

Though in truth, the autumn wind has a blown upon us memories of old where all those gladiators who adorned the Silver & Black over the years whether it was players or fans many of them walked without doubt in their play or cheer but rather in the commanding word of the Lord to wait and fly like eagles at the perfect time.

It’s where we find a Nation’s prosperity comes by denying one’s self daily as one’s heroes have proven in the mist of the character journey of the cross, to take up one’s cross daily is one’s launching pad to understand God's game plan of attack its where we find ourselves rising above all things in the Lord.

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while." For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. Mark 6:31

To detach oneself from the worries
of the world to come away in the Lord is ones blessing for rest a place where one can remove the scales of anxiety without the console of friends in this moment of silence one finds the perfect time to indulge in the bread of heaven.

A joyful thirst for the Lord is our result of being without the companionship of others as our good friend Darren McFadden illustrates for us by taking advantage in a time for a lonely place during a busy day’s work.

This practice to separate oneself for a moment in a brief time-out brings forth such growth within ones thoughtful dialogue with the Lord it's there one finds a clear path for ones next opportunity in life's victorious calling.

Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

The reflection of God’s love remains after faith, hope and human love has been tested. How many of us can
testify to this pearl of wisdom, oh yeah friend what treasures we have within ones testimony.

God is the one who molds us into his projection of heavens glory an image so perfectly projected by his marksmanship he’s always on target for he is the potter who works his hands within those who call upon his name.

You and I are the known evidence of this phenomenon that gives God’s love a sound that is able to penetrate the hearts, and ears of others with such quality a prime ingredient of our underlying oneness in agreement with God’s works as Lord, and Father.

In the land where excellence is commended, and commitment is not envied, where weakness is aided by a Nation’s passion in God's word and not mocked.

We find there is no question as to how its populace are finding themselves praising him before their fellow man and women for his everlasting love as our good friend D.J. Hayden #25 has gracefully testified on many occasions.

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Once more; anew once more in a previously experienced encounter a place, state, of condition we find our search of Christ. How many of you have heard this promise... follow me and you will no longer walk in darkness. But, rather that you and I would have life.

Today once more God speaks through this reading follow me. Oh my, what mercy, love and grace. Oh yeah once again you are having this encounter. Yes, it’s in a different state of condition, though you realize it’s in a different setting.

It’s your blessing of the day to know that Jesus is the same all the time. To have an encounter that sets one free like those masters of the gridiron that we cherish as ones heroes.

It's in their testimony my friend one finds the light of the world that's been promised not only on Black Sunday, but rather in every day of our lives.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11

The measure of one’s love for others can largely be d
etermined by the frequency of one’s walk in that stroll we find our own testimony in the likeness of Pastor Napoleon Kaufman who seems to roar like a lion from above in his care for those he’s been given to love.

In its pastoral function a vibration of joy repeats itself in our own surroundings a presence of heart gently leads those young men and women by our own example.

To understand that we've all been called to declare the offspring of David, and that he is truly the Morning Star! Is our blessing of the day.

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” Revelations 22:16.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23

A zealous vigilance of heart brings forth a faculty of power a mental concentration in its spiritual connection we find goo
d fruit from its flowing springs from above.

He or She who becomes a hunter of God’s word finds the festival of life not only in its set celebration but rather it becomes one’s completion of freedom in Christ Jesus, to live the bible as it is written one finds a thirst far beyond our natural desire.

Others eventually will find that same thirst that overwhelmed you and I Jesus said it himself with a load voice! He is the one who knocks at the door of every persons heart to partake in his free gift where no other drink can satisfy ones thirst.

Oh yeah friend that also means that delicious thirst quenching Gatorade Darren Mcfadden is drinking.

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. John 7:37-38

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 1Peter 11-12

The Bible talks about the Christian as having a dwelling place in heaven where all is sin free though we Christians are often painted with a somber brush, the reality is that you can’t have a faith and passion that is lukewarm in this world.

Christianity can be humorous in its confinements of this world in ones conversations and dress code a gesture from the world brings forth a laughter that views our populaces as strange and different.

In ones daily search for the better things in life we find a God who relates to ones faith in him, though the world around us ridicules our passion it’s in that character of hate we get a glimpse into the Christian world that embraces the nature from heaven.

It’s in that spirit we get a glimpse of our beloved Raider Nation we often are accused of being out of this world? Oh yes my friend were viewed as aliens as our Christian counterparts in our quest for victory in all that life has to offer.

Though by clearing the clutter away from its wild and zingy comparison we find one thing in common, we’re able to see the beauty and passion of Christ that this world will never understand.

Have a blessed Black Sunday Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, and he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:2-3.

The Lord knows we all need rest, nourishment, and refreshment and he will help us find it, yes and even in the green pastures within our work place, it's there in the stillness of one’s thoughts we find our rest.

He then leads us in the direction of his righteousness and holiness where we find rest and refreshed. Isn't it interesting that God's order for our life is always grace and then glory before one embraces the calling of a life time.

My friend it’s in God’s making men like Terrelle Pryor find the path that leads and guides others to the character calling in the likeness of a shady tree where others find shelter that restores one’s soul in the hopes for life's propose.

Right now, the Raider Nation is looking for a play maker; do we have one in Terrelle? One thing is for sure he has many God given talents, oh my can run! He is a tremendous athlete, and he's got the ability to make plays.

Now can he embrace the coolness of character of old like Ken Stabler, and the Jim Plunkett’s of yesteryear. Can we hope for a rebirth of pride and poise that leads to the green pastures of heavens glory on the gridiron!

Yes we know Pryor has a lot to work on, but then again don’t we all? Though, in all seriousness he should give the Silver & Black a better chance of pulling off some of those crazy and wild upsets, like our Raiders of old. The time is now Raider Nation believe in the path that restores all our hopes.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation, and a great Black Sunday!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

I want to reflect on your guiding principles and study your ways. Psalms 119:15

The treasury of King David that has been tested over time in its prophetic view of our Lord Jesus is a narrow journey in ones spiritual search a fundamental truth that positions ones foundation of belief in its mindset that sets a chain reaction of thoughts and attitudes.

The pursuit of knowledge becomes ones newly formed behavior within the heart, as by reading, observation, in research of God’s guiding principles one finds a study that’s sketched within the heart of his ways that simply judges and brings forth correction with such amazing grace in his perfect timing.

To apply yourself to a study with this understanding you’ll find the phenomena of his driven purpose within the core of ones being. It becomes ones blessing to ponder, and reflect on those past generations that embraced this everlasting course of study.

In the beauty of its guidance, and in its study a Nation is blessed beyond its borders where the world takes note of its preexistence in God's amazing grace for this time in history.

Hebrews 4:12 for the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation in your study!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!
Psalm 31:24

God’s master plan for us is to be strong within our hearts in ones concerns for financial stability, to be content as the Lor
d calls us to be we find ourselves avoiding an underlying intense desire and attraction towards money.

In this practice one finds a state of mind and spirit that enables the supplement of heavens daily portions where one recognizes in ones practice we always seem to have plenty for the day.

To possess this God given armor of courage in the Lord one must engage in the quality of heavens timing that awaits those who take heart in the patience of the Lord’s promise a confidence and quality that simply brings forth the fruit of the spirit.

Friend sometimes you don’t realize your own newly formed strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness believe today you have the power in Christ to create and the power to destroy those thoughtful fears of not having enough.

In this practice not only will you have plenty but rather the Lord will bless you in life’s pleasures of heart. Oh yeah, he’ll also fill that Raiders piggy bank with just enough where you can get out and enjoy your next Raiders home game!

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

To explore the procedure of God's calling one finds a critical evaluation that determines the understanding of a new way of thinking a perfect armor of discernment which becomes a quality of grace that gradually transforms one at the appointed time.

The presence of transformation finds what is good and acceptable and perfect onto God though in its everlasting journey one finds the testing of one’s faith a substance that is able to detect the spiritual properties of good and evil.

A truth only found in ones choice to passionately study and observe ones thoughtful dialog within the trial at hand, my friend it’s something that’s not found in the wisdom of the world; but rather it’s determined in the search of God's will where he straightens one's way of thinking.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Matthew 23:11 "But the greatest among you shall be your servant.

There is no better feeling for ones heart than working with a passionate character as a servant; in this manner we help the strong who are weak in spirit find the grace that’s needed in recognizing the greatness that inspires one from above, friends if it was not so just remember the words that inspired Paul to reflect on his surroundings in his time.

In world history we’ve seen and heard what compounded man’s foolishness into a call for slavery onto another for labor in their quest for the riches of the world; though out of this intensity of darkness of human character comes God’s calling for obedience?

Yes my friend, in the sincerity of heart past generation found themselves in the practice of heavens calling in servant hood under the pressures of slavery though not as men pleasures, but rather as bond servants onto Christ.

God’s calling had an agenda that would convict governments throughout this world’s history to acknowledge it’s wrong. In doing the will of God from the heart past generation rendered a joy in heavens written recordings as the greatest servants in their labor as to the Lord, and not to men.

It’s something to think about as we rest on this Labor day, sincerity of the heart goes a long way in the eyes of the Lord it’s where we find his amazing grace, Oh yeah we call it favor in the work place.

Have a blessed Labor Day Raider Nation!

Ephesians 6:5-7 Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ; not by way of eye service, as men-pleasers, but as salves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men,

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. How many of us refer too many as friend throughout ones surroundings. How many of those do you think would lay down their life for you? A true friend would die for many throughout this timeless
calling of human character from within.

So, when you stop trying to figure it out you find you’ve developed a burning sensation within your heart that’s beyond understanding.

In one’s troubled thoughts of heart one finds a greater love that exposes ones human character of old like scarlet, though ones heart shall become as white as snow in the rebirth of one’s decision in seeking this love.

At its crossroad one shall see the true friend of all in Jesus Christ that sticks closer than family. Yes, my friend we all have companions throughout land that have made a decision to protect and defend others.

Though when one makes a life decision to lay down their lives for others in defense of this troubled world that has come to ruin in its sinful journey we find there’s only one friend that can relate to ones heartfelt calling that has no limits its in this everlasting promise he strengthens everyone from decaying who have embraced this godly love.

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

One’s blessing of day is to pray for our Nation’s leaders that God’s wisdom is upon them in this time of decision making, not only in world affairs but rather within our borders also.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29

Conformity is the hidden treasure of freedom and the adversary of
growth. To be conformed to the image of God’s Son we find the Lord’s purpose in past events, for today’s purpose in tomorrow’s blessings of many brethren that will come to know him.

Your faith is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo of the world in sharing a perfect moment in time of God's plan for salvation to others through a God that created time in a twofold manner.

In its earthly realm we find the visual of his target where all people will understand his actions at the appointed time, though in his invisible heavenly realm he’s made the call beforehand that you and I might become the firstborn in our surroundings.

The Lord of yesteryear, and the present calls every one of us to be conformed in heavens dwelling place today where one finds today's response from others becomes tomorrows unfolding perfect moment in time where others will find his amazing grace as well.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation in you're time of fellowship!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

To confess ones struggles is our first step to rid ourselves of those spiritual impu
rities that have brought forth a questionable action in ones journey in Christ it’s those elements of guilt that keeps many away from the beauty of God’s presence.

There are two kinds of guilt in the Bible. There's Godly sorrow that leads a person to repentance 2 Cor 7:10, which is known as conviction and it comes from the graceful actions of the Holy Spirit John 16:8, when He comes, he will convict the world concerning sin.

Once a person repents, the guilt lifts and they feel relieved and joyful that their sins have been forgiven. Then there's another kind of guilt, and that's condemnation or accusations from the devil.

Satan loves to torment God's people by reminding them of their past, and continually holding their sins before them even after their sins have been forgiven.

This is condemnation and there is no good that comes out of it whatsoever it’s in our old nature when one finds themselves slipping into darkness in this area, though my friend he or she that grows from this is changed forever its where we find he is faithful.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, w
ill be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back Luke. 6:37-38.

By judging others we find ourselves in a dilemma or do we? My friend this is where one must lean on Lord with all his understanding in ministering to others according to his word.

When sharing God’s promise one must have the understanding that all people are entitled to the same grace and mercy as we were. It’s in those moments of reflection we ourselves were shaken together in God’s good measure were he did not condemn us but rather he loved us onto himself and forgave us of our sinful character.

Now by judging others by ones human measure we somehow lose the focus of God’s amazing love that runs over in his command to reveal a practice of immorality to others as he did with us, that my friend should leave us with ones thought for the day.

To reflect on how God himself guided every one of us in our miscues when it came to immoral thoughts of action should leave us in awe of his patience with everyone of us.

To be critic of others is one thing but to guide others like God has guided you and I should leave us with an overflowing good measure of success from above which is the key to the guidance of his teaching.

Jesus said: But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7

Without disappointment in ones passion how could we know the Lord’
s joy? This is an old argument of many that do not understand ones suffering and sacrifice in one’s commitment towards a purpose.

It’s in ones joy we find a hope that leaps in praise from above in ones passionate character we find our pledge of faith finds a love in all of life’s pleasures.

It's in those moments of celebration we find our joy is not a one time event but rather a way of Life under the shield of all shields! That strengthens every one of us in the Lord.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28

You and I have power over our minds in Christ to those outside events and drama filled encounters that somehow penetrate the old nature they always seem to slip by through those cracks where one is attempting to rebuild in ones calling to bear good spiritual fruit.

Realize this, and you I will find strength as God bonds and seals those broken spiritual walls within ones embracing of his promise where he will not forsake us in the building of our ministry of reconciliation.

It’s where one develops self-control in the building of a Christ like character it’s in those moments of time we find the Lord’s grace has brought forth a new version of you.

The world calls it destiny in ones purpose for good old fashion living, though we Raider faithful call it a new beginning in being transformed through the sweet love, grace and mercy of Jesus character in the glory of God who is in control of things it's friends a Nation finds it's purpose for all that life has to offer.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! And all this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Then the devil left him; and behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Matthew 4:11

The concept of God’s “grace” that came upon Jesus in his time of trial sent shock ways through the kingdom of darkness as those majestic angels brought forth a thrilling ministering grace that was seen by evil with such elegance, beauty, and smoothness of form that was beyond their un

In its refection evil saw the dazzlingly glare of heavens promise that was about to shake their foundation of corruption. When we lean on the Lord in our times of struggle we find another aspect of our Creator’s nature in his sacred wrath towards those wrong doers of darkness.

It’s in those times of temptation we find God’s impulsive divine nature comes not as an impulsive of human character but rather one in his promise of grace where an emotional heartfelt and carefully measured reaction of amazing grace that comes from his written word in promise.

A response that is entirely consistent with the righteous nature of a loving God. Who stands in our defense today as he did yesterday against the starkness of a sacred wrath that will come upon evil when they trespass.

When we call on the name above all names in God's dazzling concept of his amazing grace we find evil must submit to heavens glory in ones salvation in Jesus Christ as Lord who has been given all authority over all things, in his marvelous passion to submit to God you and I simply find submission an amazing choice.

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us… Hebrews 12:1

The life of those who have passed has always found a place in the hearts of the living. Although it may be fascinating to think of those in heaven looking down on our lives and cheering us on though I believe its God’s connection for us to embrace our own race that has been marked through the memory of those witnesses.

One could build a stairway to heaven by their everlasting words of comfort. Though, on the flip side we are the witnesses who have heard their words and seen their deeds of yesteryear come back to life in ones own practice in avoiding what entangles ones calling for the future.

Every one of us has felt the presence of a love one or someone we've had respect for that we never met by thought and heart in remembrance. Though this is all speculation, I can see a heavenly saint rejoicing and glorifying God because an angel just reported that one of their own who has avoided what hinders many in the world who has just become the Silver lining of heavens glory in the midst of a chosen Nation.

I suppose that we will have to get there ourselves before we know for sure how much is known. But wait do we really have to wait? We all know God does all things as he sees fit? That should not keep us from embracing those treasured words of yesteryear as Jesus did in His thoughtful dialog with those great men of the past.

To look forward to that day where we ourselves will find Heavens Hall of Fame where all those men and women of faith that live in the glory of God who have gone on before us and have shown us the way by faith in Christ Jesus is ones blessing of the day for the future.

And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus. Matthew 17:3

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"
Heavens Bread for the Day
Let the elders that rule be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine. 1 Timothy 5:17

A leader is one who knows the way, a person that’s walked through the valley of death, he is one who has been to the mountain top according to the rule and principle of God’s call to lead.

It's in those everlasting moments a man's testimony becomes a blessing to others in all of life's calling. In it's double honor we find a church without walls that becomes a house of glory where he humbles himself in labor to teach and guide others and show them the way to the promise land.

Jesus said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Then God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground." Genius 1:28

To allow ourselves to wonder in awe of God’s marvelous creativeness that took place in the beginning we find its ones opportunity to examine ourselves today in our daily way of thinking.

To have the understanding that God fertilized us with His amazing breath of life in His promise for ones blessings that have stood the test of time should leave one marveling in every opportunity that life brings forth.

In His thoughtful plan of creation He implanted a spiritual embryo that would be activated by His word in its heartfelt implantation a hope of one’s desires becomes a seed of faith that brings an everlasting pregnancy that constantly bares much fruit in His word of promise according to His will.

Jesus spoke of its properties in the parable that has tested all who believe where one must not walk by sight but rather by faith many throughout the ages have experienced such glorious ground breaking movement of faith in their practice.

In ones blessing for the day we find ones spiritual rebirth genetically connected to the DNA of Christ where a living organism of living water penetrates and destroys the existence of a faithless way of thinking where ones hurdles and struggles become powerless.

My friend you and I have the power in our new state of existence where no devil or situation in life can hinder our joy in Christ Jesus. To indulge and allow ourselves to multiply our thoughts in the process that God has commanded you’ll find the creative works of His hand in ones call to govern and rule in making all things possible as He spoke it.

Jesus said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Psalms 37:7

Scripture speaks of God being “good”, meaning that He is r
ighteous and without sin but Scripture also speaks of God being “good” in the sense of doing good for others.

Is God “good” to all people even though they walk without Him? Then why do His people struggle and others seem to be enjoying there opportunities without any worries, now then what does this mean?

If you look around your community, then you can’t help but be bombarded by the idea that God is good to all people, and by this it typically means that God provides physical blessings for every one of us.

At the same time, we all know people who blaspheme God on a regular basis who seem to have it all right now. How is it that God can allow them to experience blessings here and now when they are so adamantly opposed to Him?

Doesn’t it seem like the wicked often prosper while those seeking God struggle and face hardship after hardship? Does this ever bother you? Why do the wicked seem to prosper while those who pursue after God seem to suffer? Why is that!

Well friends I tell you at one time this bothered me but then I looked in the mirror and realized that as a Christian I was not allowing God to shred away the old mind-set and behavior pattern in recognizing that I found I was no different from the world around me.

It’s not only a moral issue but rather a stumbling block when we are blinded to the truth to seek His face with all our being one finds complete restoration within the call for reconciliation through Christ onto God in all areas of life.

It’s in that practice a humble character is found as one prospers in trust of God’s ways where there’s no worries nor thoughts of wrong doing.

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32

How many of us have been frustrated to the point where you felt unworthy because of your anger in ones outreach where people seemed to laugh and mock you for your love for God?

I know we’ve all experienced it in some form. The bible tells us to have self-control in all areas in all truth the Lord has forewarned us in His word.

What is the key element of self-control to avoid this disqualification statement that Paul spoke about? Well it’s simple in ones growth one must embrace a slow to anger type armor that is much needed in ones daily witnessing of the gospel through ones community.

A spiritual wisdom that comes from its reflection in Christ is the fruit of the Spirit in the beauty of one’s calling where we find much respect from others when we embrace and practice this heavenly element to heart.

It’s in those moments of evangelism we find a prospers bearing of fruit in our quest of spreading the good news that has such power over anything that can be said or heard.

In developing this value of character is challenging, though in the discipline of one's practice we find the beauty of Christ in our ability to undertake one’s community with such patience and cleverness that ones proactive measure finds favor in qualifying you and me in avoiding the harsh realities of this broken world.

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Psalm 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Have you ever noticed in ones stillness we acknowledge our concerns of the day in thoughts of mediation in ones hope for the day that it all works out? Though in God’s view I believe we become a radiance of light towards His grace in ones concerns it always seems to intensity in our prayers.

It becomes a swaying motion of thoughts that guides us in the path that brings forth His Spirit of Truth when we truly lean on God’s promise. In our stillness we find God saturates us in His Presence of His righteousness to allow ourselves to be progressively comforted in the understanding that He is in control of all things no matter how bad things may look?

Friends it’s in these moments of growth we find a swaying of truth that penetrates every part of our being that staggers the mind that one’s restoration is producing a practice of His promise for our journey in life He guides every one of us through the rough terrain of life's path onto quiet waters and those green pastures that have been promised!

In ones blessings of the day it becomes clear to all those who love God that His will has been done as it is in heaven where no un-forgiveness or temptation will entangle us in the struggles of the day.

This, then, is how one should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:9-13

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 2 Timothy 2:5

Life is like a football game in its X’s & 0”s! To keep focused on the prize at hand one must keep moving forward the biggest mistake one can make in life is to always look back without allowing one to learn from ones hardships you’ll never see what good thing is around the bend.

It's so important to be yourself in life! Just remember that by walking in someone else's steps you will leave no footprints of your own every decision made has been formulated according to your strength and purpose it’s in those moments of thoughtful meditation and prayer you’ll find your calling according to God’s rules and guidance.

D.J. Hayden who has been red-shirted for a time is slated to see his first game action when the Raiders host the Bears on August 23. D.J. will find himself pulling the trigger on many things because of an off-season surgery that was related to a life-threatening heart surgery last November.

Though, through God's grace every one of us has worn the red shirt of protection that’s covered us with God’s purpose and glory for a time in training for ones race though like our good friend D.J. Hayden we’ve been called to a time in history for God’s glory in ones life, yes my friend it’s time to put on the pads.

Though, D.J.'s physical state which seems to be there according to training camp reports taking his first hit, making plays will be all part of the process in regaining his super star status. But most importantly his faith in Christ will carry him through in the rigors of its mindful and stressful preparation.

I truly believe every one of us is excited and concerned for his welfare but it should leave us with the thought how good he will be knowing that God is watching over him as he's pressed on in glorifying the Lord in his heavenly calling.

As we anticipate and wonder of his arrival one should take time and wonder of ones own calling can it be time for one to allow the Lord to make us a miracle wonder like D.J. Hayden can you feel yourself embracing the gear of choice?

Is it time to put on the pads and armor of salvation and let the world know that the crowning glory of the Lord is upon you as well. It's something to indulge your heart in friend on this Black Sunday!

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:14

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40

In every encounter a man’s or woman’s responses are motivated, managed
, and determined either by righteousness or evilness. Needless to say that it is the responsibility of each person to see that the evil instincts are always tamed, restrained and put under control.

Meanwhile it is a ones obligation for every faithful individual to handle all kinds of adversities with the fear of God, commitment to the Bible teachings, love, forgiveness, fairness and in openness.

Now, what does one do when people chose to defy Gods word we all suffer because of such wicked peoples’ deeds who love to cause divisions and enjoy planting seeds of evil where ever they can.

They are people, whom we deal with around the clock in all walks of life and could be family members, beloved ones, friends, colleagues, acquaintances as well as complete strangers.

We see it every day throughout ones surroundings from the prideful lying tongue to the drug dealing in its indecency we find a denial of God’s calling in the beauty of community. Friends, we have an obligation to genuinely help them by all available means, and try to pull them out of their vicious cycle of sin.

The Bible calls on the faithful to simply be wise and cautious, but at the same time humble, meek, loving and transparent in educating those who struggle with evil actions.

In its simplicity of planting seed and prayer many who have wandered into darkness have found a great milestone of weight upon their thoughts of action that has brought them to the awareness of God's raft that is to come that is everlasting in ones final call for change.

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

The unreal is more powerful than one can imagine when it comes according to God's will, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine when God's intangible ideas, and concepts are embraced by ones heart which become rooted by His perfect promise in word.

As one ponders what is seen in the world in the simplicity for ones hopes we find a fragile thought for ones prosperity though as hopeless as it might seem we as Christians find its in those developing thoughts of heart ones hopes pale and crumble in the revelation of this world. Though, in God's plan its where legends are born in ones struggle for a better tomorrow.

It's what you choose to believe on this day in the one who calls himself faithful that makes you the person you are in Christ Jesus to believe in yourself and all that you are it is to know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle this world can bring forth to believe in yourself and all that you are should lead one to know that God declares his plan to give you hope.

That's the only lasting thing we can create within the confinements of God's promise in faith to trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and provider in ones reborn state of mind and heart.

There's no doubt nor fear in His Kingdom let no mystery of man confuse you into the conclusion that God's concepts are limited, to believe it and breathe it for the sake of the those who wonder? It becomes ones opportunity to share God's concept of rebirth that leads one to declare His goodness that he will never fail you in any situation that life brings forth.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Have a blessed day Raiders Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

"Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4

The greatest revelation one can have to the calling of God’s kingdom is to understand the features of a child it’s in those little things one should rest ones thoughts and wonders the love and guidance of a parent in life's calling brings forth the beauty of heavens calling.

The problem here friends is that in ones human limitations many seem to struggle with their thoughts in truth of the one who bears the source of heavens rest its in those pivotal moments many find the scripture puzzling in the quest of an unseen Father figure who declares the greatness of His kingdom.

Asking is one of a child’s most treasured moments within ones parental view its in those precious moments we as adults should recognize the Lord’s desire for every one of us a timid move towards His kingdom draws ones thoughts closer day by day.

Though in ones unawareness a prideful state of mind lurks with limitations which become a blindfold to the living God, but to ask as these little ones we find the greatness of God’s kingdom at work in ones daily actions.

To approach the Lord with a humble heart in the likeness of a child we find those hidden words within ones adulthood; feed me daddy, I want this daddy, help me daddy, and so forth.

It’s in those moments of hope and truth we find the Lord's amazing grace causing a rebirth in the revelation of His word in promise whosoever humbles himself as this child will receive an inheritance that will never fade nor perish in its process for life's promise in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 1:4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Psalms 9:9 The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Not to embrace God’s comfort in difficult circumstances while getting over a painful experience or in search of life's call
ing is much like walking into the unknown it can be a foolish act on ones part not to embrace God's amazing grace through these times of wonder.

Though to let go at some point in order to move forward in life's ever changing seasons is a challenge on its own, though one can find taking thoughtful notes in another persons testimony of faith can be an experience in itself.

When one finds themselves confronted in difficult decisions one can be more readily endured if one retains the conviction that our existence holds a purpose in Christ a cause to pursue, a purpose to love, and a goal to achieve ones calling for life it's in those graceful moments of life we find  embracing the wisdom of others who have walked in the same steps as you have is ones blessing for Life.

In ones own ministering we find it’s in those moments one can find a time of thanksgiving in God’s strengthening of heart to those who take refuge in His counsel with the understanding that God always causes His purpose to come full-circle according to His marvelous will in everything to work together for the good of those who love Him.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

It's not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What's important is that God makes the seed grow. 1 Corinthians 3:7

If we find ourselves with a desire in need or in hope for another person we
can find ourselves enslaved in ones passion that nothing in this world can satisfy.

But if we allow God in all His glory to bring forth those hopes according to His perfect will and timing we find no other explanation that God is the one who provides the seed to enlarge ones opportunities.

I believe sometimes we overestimate our own abilities where we believe we’ve made the deference in all that we have or do for others the bible tells us these three things: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love God in all His grace has an intense passion and love for those who love Him.

Should it not be ones daily admission of one's weakness that we are nothing without His guidance isn’t it better to have a passionate heart in knowing that God makes all things happen.

So, is it not better to have a daily prayer that's deeply rooted in a thanksgiving of praise within the confinements of ones heart with the understanding that you’ve accomplished what God loves the most in being the light of your surroundings in ones testimony of a godly faith.

His provisions do and will come according to His marvelous timing it’s in those moments of waiting we find He's provided more seed in ones harvest it's there we find the development of a faithful heart in knowing that God is good all the time.

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 2 Corinthians 9:10

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. John 15:19

The crowning of God's glory lies wi
thin ones heart, not on ones worldly thoughts but rather in ones thinking in the Lord its in His word we find the filtering and renewing of a heartfelt mind that leads one from this worlds practice its rewards are not decked with silver and gold nor to be understood by those of the world.

In its seal we find that the Lord’s grace is sufficient in all of ones testing its there your portion of heavens promise is cut, sliced and remolded where no man, woman or devil can hinder or oppose ones God driven purpose. It’s your blessing of the day to know you have been approved by God’s word in promise.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28

There is no dishonor in misunderstanding ones relationship with the God of heaven and earth. There is only dishonor in not making a choice to acknowledge His word because one is too afraid to submit.

We cannot fulfill God's purposes for ones life while focusing on our own plans in the calling for submission we will wither and grow tried in this act.

Though in our search for a deeper relationship one finds an intimacy that leads one to follow  God’s word like no other time in ones life its in that spiritual journey one finds themselves becoming a fanatic in ones understanding that one has turned full circle in the beauty of heavens submissive act of surrendering ones life in a humble state.

God’s everlasting purpose was not sending His Son into the world to condemn its populace, but rather to save the world through Him. Know this God will not grow tired or weary on those who avoid His promise He will search the ends of the world for those who have misunderstood His calling.

Though, in His honor and glory many have been persuaded that He is who He claims to be by ones act of yielding towards a character of obedience in respect for a Father's hope that not one would perish in His calling for truth and graceful wisdom from above.

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.”

Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion
replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. Matthew 8:5-8

One’s faith can be as simple as reading, viewing, touching and breathing God’s word for instruction real time is as real as we view today, and as it was in biblical times.

Today we touch and scroll everything under heavens canvas up-to-date details at your finger tips today’s technology gives us a glimpse of yesteryear's power within the realm of ones faith, my friend it’s in these marvelous moments we find our purpose today as Christians.

To know your hopes in prayer for yourself and others for all things can and will move faster than a speeding Raider wide-out and to know it will hit its target in the end zone of ones practice in faith only leaves a blazing trail where it becomes a nightmare for ones adversary.

Though in God’s promise it becomes ones blessing for the day in knowing we have been given “game” that’s beyond our wildest dreams courtesy of His spiritual gifts for those who believe.

Matthew 8:13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Psalms 25:9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

Life is a long lesson in humility to find the balance one seeks brings every one of us into moments of practice; this is what we’ve asked of in our direction of prayer is it not?

I believe this is what makes us all grow in ones quest to be Christ like, when God says we must become humble it’s in this calling we find a resistance of heart, isn’t it funny as Christians we find ourselves in a struggle when it comes to humbling oneself.

To keep our feet grounded firmly on the testimony of Christ is the only way we can stay in the world friends once we can stop profiling the world through our natural eyes we find our lesson in life’s call for humility.

When were able to do this we find the throne of God’s amazing grace within the purpose of this worlds daily mayhem. He guides us by His Spirit to become the light of the world; God takes great pleasure when we as followers humble ourselves in ones practice to be Christ like.

To locate and understand ones torn of flesh we find ones resistance within an easy choice to make, it’s in those moments of grace many have found the perfect practice that leads the way to a humble salvation that pleases our Lord.

In it we find ones testimony pleasing throughout our surroundings where others have found no excuse but to walk in God’s word by instruction and not by ones own understanding.

Psalms 149: 4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Then Moses said, "Now show me your glory." Exodus 33:18

Moses had just spoken with God and said,” God, show me Your glory.” God responded by saying, in effect, “Okay, Moses. I’ll show it to you, but you can’t see My face.

I believe many throughout time have wondered what Moses experience in effect would have in its written purpose though one sees a supernatural revelation that rattles the mind.

Through his journey he found himself dealing with much, Moses who found himself held back from the promise of God how he viewed by walking into the promise land must have wondered, why God?

In its timeless testimony many of us find ourselves today as Moses did by taking a stand in obedience in ones destiny for completion by another person taking up ones purpose as Joshua did according to God’s will.

It’s in those times of wonder we find His glory shinning as it happened for Moses and Elijah. Today the Lord shows every one of us as he did in yesteryear's promise for another through Jesus Christ.

God in His marvelous wisdom always has a better plan friends, its there we find our blessing of the day as we converse with the King of Kings as Moses was able to experience in his conversation he found God’s ultimate promise for His people in the glory of God’s Savior for all, it was at that moment of time he saw His face of glory.

Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Matthew 17:3

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Psalms 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.

The life of every man and woman is a diary in motion a story written through its walk though nothing compares how majestic or fearful God's promise will be for by every moment His glory is set in ones path in heavens written promise.

It's on that final day every one of us will find ones eternal diary, its in that everlasting moment the worlds naysayers will open their eyes and wonder?

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

We may not understand everything we are going through right now. But hold your head up high knowing that God is in control and he has a great plan and purpose for ones hopes and dreams.

Through the valleys we find God’s heart, through our joys and struggles of life we find His passionate heart though ones dreams may not have turned out exactly as one had hoped, but the bible says that God’s ways are better and higher than our ways, God stands before you with His arms open wide.

We are His prized possession no matter what obstacle is present. You might be struggling with regret in choices that have come back to hunt you or one can be struggling through health issues but know this He always confirms ones value through His counsel in prayer.

One might turn here or there with ones silly devices of heart, friends its no secret to God He knows ones disappointments and set backs of heart. Your value in God’s eyes always remains the same when we all stand in His promise.

You will always be the apple of His eye. He will never give up on you and why is that; you know it, He is the God of wonders who works all things together for those who love Him.

Romans 8:28 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.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”


Heavens Bread for the Day

Psalms 102:18 this shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

Created to worship, what have you experienced in life’s search for comfort in ones psychical and spiritual needs. Should we not know by now that God in His intimate time of creation installed such a great passion?

God fell in love, as men and women are in the habit of doing; He gently pressed His spirit within our souls and hearts with the intention that one day we would choose to praise and worship Him.

Are you at the cross roads of life where you’re hearing His voice? Oh my, friend the sympathy of heaven is calling on you in its written promise. We are that generation that hears the vibration of heart.

Rediscovering life today can be simply marvelous; to acknowledge the voice of the living God is to know a spiritual maze of touch has been implanted where we find the missing puzzle of life. God never ceases, He whispers, and murmurs like no other for our well being.

His unfolding touch is without a burdensome yoke in its softness one finds His grace though through our praise we find a healing of heart as we exit the maze of confusion in life's unforgettable choices its in that secret place we find the fruit of ones everlasting praise and worship in His creative plan.

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise from the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. Hebrews 13:15

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

There are people in the world that are so passionate and always ready to help others, its in those precious moments of fellowship we find that God cannot appear to them except in the form of others. In the love of ones Nation we find such a friend in Gorilla Rilla.

When we see the Lord in a man we find the light that uplifts those around him, passion requires no accountability, and no understanding for it requires one to suspend the ego of this world which entangles us from the unity from above as one in the Lord.

It requires profound purpose that becomes larger than life itself. The highest form of knowledge comes to us when we see such friend who’s partnered with his soul mate in God’s quest to love others.

A God given purpose where a populous of a Nation is being restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed through this calling of brotherhood. We’ve all seen Rilla throughout his journey which has led him to the National Football Leagues fans Hall of Fame, but most important he’s been a blessing of heart to so many.

Mark and Marilyn Acasio have made it a goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, the Raider Nation is blessed to have such friends in ones community, anywhere there’s a Raiders event there they are in support.

On this day we find a movement by the Raider Faithful on Twitter to bless these two for there humanitarian works and needs. Brad, a Raider brother in the Lord from North Carolina has embraced the Lords call to lead this opportunity to bless our good friends.@ Many through Twitter have embraced God’s call to sow a good seed.

I truly believe our Raider brothers and sisters have heard the Lords call without a doubt in being cheerful givers. The question shouldn't be what we ought to do, but what we can do.

Remember this, God says this… Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

You can send your blessings in care to:
Mark Acasio P.O. Box1831
Brentwood, California, 94513.

In Memory of Mr. AL Davis

The best thing about ones memory of Al Davis is that it will never change how we feel about him; today the Raider Nation pays tribute to such a friend.

Our thoughts in remembrance can be like snap shots within ones heart and mind in those photo images one can see the fire that dwelled within the man they called the Maverick of the National Football League, though we the Raider faithful knew him as AL.

But we all know the rest of the League knew him as the autumn wind, yes indeed he was all that, a swaggering man he was, the league shook and quivered and quaked as he brought his boys into town.

His face was weather beaten he growled with sweeping song “Just Win Baby” and laughed when he conquered and won his boys would knock you ’round and upside down.

Though in this pirate of character the sports world found a heart of gold for his fellow man and woman a legacy that still inspires a Nation, in his memory we have found a life time of good works in the Lord that has blessed many throughout the land it’s in those seasons of life we have found Al Davis to be a true friend for life.

Wishing you a Happy Birthday Mr. Davis!

Heavens Bread for the Day

The pride of Country is said to be one-handed, but in God’s grace, mercy, and compassion we find it runs deeper than its rivers, higher than its mountains giving victory to both sides.

In its prosperity we find joy in its birth, though in its secret of success we find a divine populace within its numbers in yesteryear's foundation in its declaration of faith in God the creator, and of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

It’s in those thoughts of remembrance we find our celebration of heart in the Lord and in country in ones thanksgiving we find a timeless prayer for those who gave their lives for ones freedom its in those thoughts we find our blessing of such a day where all things are left to rest onto the mighty hands of God.

We are a chosen and privileged people, a Nation of many cultures and races, and faiths, God has called every one of us to be an example to the world.

Over the years this Nation has been tested from sea to shining sea, though it’s for us to know we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God though in our struggles as a Nation we’ve become a testimony of faith in country in its result many have come to know the one path that leads to the beauty of heavens glory.

Have a blessed 4th of July Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Precious, no doubt, are ones youngsters when one loves their children as the Lord, it’s in those moments of growth we find an eternal love that is impartial and sincere finding its target, and always reaching their souls for a life time. A godly training will never come back void in their search for life’s wonders.

Though, without the counsel of ones guidance in the Lord much can take place in their search for life’s answers. We’ve all seen and experienced the brokenness with our youth throughout the land.

Nothing should concern us as greatly as their eternal destiny. Without a godly love in the household a family will struggle. No part of them should be more important to every one of us as that precious part which will never, never die.

The customs of this world are dangerously attractive. He or she that has trained their children for heaven finds good fruit rather than for earth’s short term joys and pleasures, but rather for God, rather than for man, you are the parents that will be called wise in the end.

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. James 3:17

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. Luke 8:24

Jesus shows us by yesteryear's awakening that not only did he calm the storm by his command but we find that life was never the same for his first disciples.

By ones journey in life we can testify to that truth we know that storms come on a regular bases as they did for them we are no different when we call on Jesus when trouble strikes.

Though one must take note Jesus took them as he does with us today right into the eye of storm where only he can subside its force, step by step he leads us onto heavens glorious calling to be Christ like.

In it we find storm's are just a testing ground for ones strengthening of armor that empowers every one of us in life's journey. But know this friend, you won’t be the same person who walked in, that’s what storm’s are all about.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

1 Corinthians 11:24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."

To live in the heart of the Lord we leave behind a distant practice to di
e a song of heart replaces those moments of time in its silence of thought we find a visual of heart in his sacrifice.

Friends, there are two ways to live a life by faith or forget of his calling, and remember nothing. Though by ones testimony in life we find there is no death of remembrance.

Whether you are a follower of Christ or not somehow through that rainbow of thoughts one finds a thankful heart in life’s seasons it’s in those joys many find the light in ones struggles, Jesus says. Remember me, and a part of me will always be with you.

Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Coming together is a beginning of the end; keeping together is progress though working together is success in the Lord.

We all have a dream that one day on that glorious day all will be in the presence of the Lord, the sons and daughters of those who did not believe doers of unrighteous behavior will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood on earth and in heavens glory.

Yes indeed we all have a hope and dream that one day every man and woman shall be exalted, every thought and action of evil doing shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all people shall see it together.

Though one can turn the pages of this world’s history and know that many Nations self-destructed in their choices of rule and law the United States is no different yesterdays ruling just put us in the same position as those Nations of old same-sex marriages is simply another dagger that’s pierced the heart of God’s word.

Surely many countries around the world are shaking their heads in disbelief though we should not forget every one of us is a product of God’s amazing grace. The majority of society knows well the outcome that awaits a Nation that falls from the grace of God.

As Christians we find frustration in our hopes and prayers knowing that many pressed this issue on a state and federal level for the comfort of financial benefits as married couples it should leave one wondering why our Chief and Commander of this country would embrace God’s gift of Holy Matrimony and lead others astray?

The financial aspects of a Nation’s promise pale compared to life’s ruling statement of creation; just maybe the minority will come to know by example that just maybe a heart felt repentance to be reconciled into all of God’s promises is best.

Sadly many of our words and hopes for others will fall unto death ears as in past generation, the majority will move forward towards that glorious day which is just around the bend, but know this friend as we press forward as a Nation it is our blessing to know that our country's success will come by our Savior who will embrace our fellow country men and women through ones prayers.

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation 2Corinthians 5:18

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

“For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” John 6:33

It has been said, to live a good life that one needs friends who will understand who you are, and will always stand by you through thick and thin.

It’s no secret that in life’s pursuit of relationships, jobs, and so forth one finds their hopes in friendships though at one point those situations change it can be many things that bring separation of love ones or in ones missed opportunities for financial prosperity.

It’s in those pivotal moments of life one finds them self searching for answers through ones tremulous seasons of life one finds a quivering of heart only to find more frustrations than ever before.

Though, one must recognize that in God's given talents, skills and abilities we find counseling within ones thoughts an unwavering divine purpose is found in its search an organized pattern of hope is located in promise of life.

It’s in those pivotal moments one finds themselves indulging in the Lords daily bread. Today God has brought forth one man’s testimony into the spot light for all to see Oakland Raiders Rookie D.J Hayden is the ultimate example who’s recognized his God given talents though through such adverse conditions he’s become God’s testimony.

Somehow we’ve all been inspired by D.J’s passion for life, in ones memory of time that freak play on the practice field that almost took his life has brought forth such a passion for life in others he’s become a testimony of hope for every one of us to proclaim in God’s goodness it took a miracle of divine portions to bring him back to life.

The psychical flesh of his heart was beyond repair, though God’s declaration from yesteryear came to past, not to harm him in any way but rather for plans for prosperity.

Friends, it’s our blessing for the day to remind ourselves that it is only God that can fill that promise whether it’s a spiritual or psychical healing in ones pursuit for life’s passionate goals.

Know this when we allow the bread of life to embrace our every being we find that in one man’s testimony we get a glimpse of heavens glory for all. Know this friend you might think your situation is impossible?

But know this God’s word promises that all things are possible in Jesus Christ, he takes us one step at a time, and he guides us through the riggers and hardships of life towards heavens proclamation in God’s game plan to prosper you in all you do.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

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For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves. Luke 22:27

Jesus found himself teaching his first followers by example in a way to serve others that would change the world in its thoughtful pleasure act in awareness of ones stature.

Service according to God has always brought forth favor from heaven towards those who know of the greatness that dwells within though in ones humble calling we find ourselves schooling the world around us.

It’s in that thoughtful practice in action Jesus Christ is revived when one carries out the character from above in its generous gift of service it sets forth a chain reaction to influence future generations throughout ones community.

Isn’t it amazing that within the simplicity of our service we unconsciously imitate what pleases the Lord and insensible change of thought takes place within others towards the Lord in ones greatness of stature.

My friends it’s in this gradual change we become what God’s called us to be ambassadors of his goodwill its in those precious moments of service many will find their way towards the servant of all time.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

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And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever. John 14:16

Success in the world has always been dependent upon ones drive and persistence. It’s that extra boost that’s required to make another effort or try another approach when failure comes upon a venture of opportunity is the secret of life.

The first disciples had their share of success as fishermen of the sea though in their entrepreneurship calling to become fishermen’s of men they became depended on the Lord for direction.

In their quest they found secrets of life that would only be reveled to them in a season of teaching and guidance’s a declaration was made by the Lord that a comforter would abide and work within them.

This counselor would guide the operation in assuming all risks in this venture of spreading the good news in a completely new way where a persistence of character would cease.

That’s right friends many of us have had to wait on the Lord where we lost our patience’s but know this in its building of faith we’ve found the foundation of God’s glory.

There are many testimonies of men and women throughout the biblical accounts that give every one of us a blessing in life’s lessons to avoid the schemes of old, and all that God requires for us to succeed is to be still and wait patiently upon His guidance’s for success.

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:

In searching for God's will for ones life we find a learning lesson like never before its in ones circumstances we find change within the realm of faith though with a willing heart to understand and surrender we find God’s grace.

Flexibility requires an open mind and a welcoming of God’s amazing grace which empowers every one of us in this timeless battle within ones mind it’s in that metrics of flesh we find our spiritual adversaries net workings in their exploitation of darkness.

It’s in those pivotal moments we find God’s grace is sufficient in removing those slithering thoughts that come from all directions, God encourages us to take note within ones own thoughts to embrace a Christ like practice of resistance by simply calling on the Name above all Names.

One must take a thoughtful note that by God’s word we have complete authority in Jesus Christ to resist all things within the realm of ones fleshing mind in restoring order of ones thoughts and actions. Though, one must take note that those spiritual forces of evil will and do take many avenues to rob ones joy in the Lord.

The challenge here is not just to build a godly character that can endure in this Life time; but rather to build one that is worthy of enduring the path in its joy towards the heavenly realms… So, therefore never ever take off your helmet of Salvation!

Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17

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Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1

Life in itself marvel’s within a day knowing that yesterdays journey is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's hopes and dr
eams, therefore one should embrace today as it where a life time by living today.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts with the understanding that our days are like the green pastures that blossom in the likeness of their counter part those wildflowers they bloom and pass away (Psalm 103:15) friends not even God’s natural creation escapes the promise of tomorrow.

God’s word hangs gracefully in the air in its endless promise for all to see. Life is but a vapor my friends were here one day and tomorrow were gone, it's in these thoughts one should take inventory within and ponder what a day will bring forth.

Though one should know, its in God's promise when Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow meet only Today’s decision to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior will bring one the foreknowledge that one can boast about tomorrows promise.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

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For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5

By His faithfulness we find His love endures forever, in ones silence of prayer we find our song
of heart in its vibration we get a glimpse of God’s heart, by His testimony we find our hearts and souls beaming the light in deed of sowing in a weary world.

In ones spiritual flight to pronounce the good news we find the breath of our hopes as past generations for those in our surroundings for their prosperity of salvation.

It's in those moments of reaping we find the fabric of God’s goodness in our hope of life, though not in a condition of sowing or reaping of it, but rather in its stunning beauty of unlimited value for all generations.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26

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Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. Zechariah 3:1

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away, is not Satan the true bully of all time he always seems to move when God is about to bless those who love Him.

Satan will work through people in your surroundings to scar you emotionally in its biological spiritual process he injects his venom of unworthiness, he’ll try to reopen emotional wounds even in ones appearance.

What one has to do is have the courage to stand ones ground in the Lord knowing you are worthy of God’s calling to know that God has plucked you away from this fiery world for His glorious purpose as you are, it is to know that God has rebuked Satan before hand in His prophetic word as he did for Joshua.

Joshua was a man who persevered his calling in prayer and action he would not permit his heart to faint, not was it only necessary in his daily conflicts but rather he endured in his love for the Lord.

It’s in those biblical moments of time we find his testimony reflecting the one of the Lord to encourage us as well in his prophetic testimony for us today to embrace a Christ like passion until the end of ones time in it’s result’s we find it’s our best remedy in ones rebuke to the drama of this world.

And the LORD said to Satan, the LORD rebukes you, O Satan; even the LORD that has chosen Jerusalem rebukes you: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel of the Lord… Zechariah 3:2

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A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

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A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; Ecclesiastes 3:4.

Life has many seasons in its journey and purpose in the beauty of God's calling its in those moments of ones joy and la
ughter we find it is worth living our souls dance in ones blessings throughout this time knowing life is so good.

Though in its seasons of mourning the sound of ones soul longs for new seasons for change. Friends, there is a thin line that separates laughter and pain.

But the fact that God calls us to laugh does imply that his word is so true it gives us a glimpse inside our human nature. Have we not mourned and laughed in prior seasons.

Then my friend God’s timing is within you’re grasp may you’re lips be filled with praise my you’re mourning turn to laughter, may you shout in the joy of his goodness on this day!

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2

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I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. Revelation 22:18

Some people have no idea of
the great capacity they have in ministry when they focus all of their resources on mastering God’s word though by one single word people can be misled.

When one does the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. Though, in the authority to preach the gospel we find severe warnings in changing the will of God on any subject.

We have been given strict warnings in several places in the Bible concerning any changes we might try to make for ones own gain. If we pervert the gospel by changing it, we will be accursed. (Read Galatians 1:6-9)

Friends, haven’t we seen this throughout history where evidently people are thrown into confusion by the simplicity of words should we be astonished when we see many fall, no not at all it’s God’s word coming to past.

If anyone is preaching or practicing a gospel other than one that's been given in truth, beware for the fall, the bible warns us all will become a curse. Now the question of the day should be what would Jesus do? You got it friend, pray for yourself and others that we are not misled in anyway.

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How great is the love of the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1

A father who provides becomes, a teacher, a role model throughout their children’s lives he is one who is strong enough to protect, he is tender enough to hug his kids, he is a dad who loves his children no matter the situation that's at

Though most importantly one must recognize our authority within the figure of God otherwise, how will our children ever understand the concept of God?

To acknowledge oneself as father we find God’s genetic hand of procreation generating ones offspring in its heavenly blend of love it's in those precious moments of childhood one finds their child’s heart motioning towards one as father.

God who is Love has given us the ultimate responsibility to perform the task of fatherhood. He is the one who carry’s the name Abba Father he is the creator, and author of fatherhood my friends.

God has given every one of us the greatest testimony throughout time when many have failed to father their children. No matter what your situation is whether your a man or woman, you my friends are his guardian angels who parent these little ones as God would.

The Lord has colored you father in all his glory; you are his inspiration, your children will come to know the lavished authority of God’s love that lives within you.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14

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For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9.

God is truly passionate about encouraging us
so as to bringing out the best in every one of us; in this gift of grace we find an underlying of values and traits of character in Christ Jesus he is the one who lift’s and strengths ones hope where hope was once lost.

In this unwrapping of God’s gift we find that he is the true vine that nourishes us (John 15:5) in his guidance we find the baring of good fruit not only for ourselves but rather for those in ones household for by God’s rule we find his statement of truth in its genetic spiritual process we find our inheritance.

In the simplicity of God’s word and promise we find that one day your love ones will come to know him as Lord. Know this friend, as one generation is saved by God’s grace through faith another comes by his grace and mercy in the promise for those who love him.

It’s in those seasons of growth we find those biblical moments in thought that not one of us will ever boast in ourselves as we see the Lord Answer ones prayers in the results of heavens recycling process of souls in the vineyard of His glorious harvest.

They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household." Acts16:31.

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Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7

Not knowing when opportunity knocks can be a cha
llenge for anyone but for those who wait patiently in the Lord find an opportunity to prosper in his strength for wisdom on when and where one should go.

A wise person will make more opportunities through this heavenly path than he or she can find on their own, and why is that its simple God in all his love for you and me is at work moving on others through countless situations to bring forth your next opportunity.

For every door that opens in the Lord one finds discernment and confirmation of his works it’s in those moments of silence of time one finds the heart of God’s creative pattern laying down the ground work in response for ones hopes and prayers according to his marvelous will.

Remember the two benefits of ones decisions. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, God gives you the opportunity to try a new approach in him our most significant opportunities will be found in times of ones greatest difficulties of decision.

In ones new found wisdom the schemes of this world become a visual illustration of God’s word in warning we’ve all seen it, the prosperity of this world is temporary in ones acknowledgement opportunity to discern and confirm ones actions become extraordinary moments in ones prosperity.

He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10

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Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go; we take a little bit of each other everywhere in life’s journey.

We find that Jesus was no different than you and me. Yes, he’s the one who perfected the standard of ones faith to endure ones calling in the mist of many witnesses.

Jesus shows us by his obedience to the Father it was not one man’s walk but rather he endured in the concept of team work a task that brought forth the act of passing something along from one person to another.

He’s called every one of us as one (John 17:22) in this call we find ones path a joy no matter what situation is present, life has its ups and downs, but once you’ve savored this concept of unity in prayer for support and guidance you'll feel you've tasted the glory of heavens promise.

Though by God’s grace don't we see this on game day with our Raiders in unity, life is no different to understand spiritual unity we find ones joy in the quest to endure the game of life.

Its there we find the releasing of unnecessary weight that’s hindered ones journey it allows you and me to become that which we aspire to be, to appreciate all things as we fix our eyes on Jesus.

Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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Now the serpent was craftier than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 3:1

God the author of the bible does not shy away from engaging critical concepts or in his heavenly scholarship for example in his reasoned statements of command throughout time he has exposed the father of lies.

Jesus himself was tested in this area where Satan twisted God’s word in temptation for this world’s glorious promise's, though Jesus said to him. “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” Matthew 4:10

Friends, God’s word has exposed Satan’s dark rooted hatred towards all of humanity in the test of time he has been exposed as the greatest scam artists to ever walk this earth, because of his craftiness many throughout time have wondered did God really say that.

We've all been through this path sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can't always understand them, but we have to trust in God's word for instructions. Though to question everything is our human nature.

Know this, you and I are God’s footnotes we are that extra insight of valuable equal diligence in his task to bring others to the Kingdom of Heaven the Spirit of truth has laminated ones heart with such cleverness by the testing of ones faith we hear his voice in discerning truth.

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27

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So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1

In ones search and study we find that God’s word appeals to us by his supernatural power to allow freedom while enforcing order in
bringing forth his promise.

By his authority; everyone in world history has had a prior condition of respect for the law that’s been written in ones heart though the great problem we find in ones human character we find that shame of old is a recurring pattern of judgment within.

Even those who follow the Lord have had glorious moments of forgiveness and healing but then have backslidden in thought how could Jesus have forgiven me?

My friends, the Lord warns us about judging and condemning others for the reason it always comes back to everyone one of us it’s an act of calling down a yoke of supreme judgment that invokes evil when one is not in line with the practice of the Lords calling for righteousness of God's grace to have patience with others.

God’s word is clear there is no condemnation for those in Christ, through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you and I through him everyone who believes is set free!

Acts 13:38-39 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the Law of Moses.

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But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Grace signifies the good-will of God towards every one of us, and that my friend is enough to enlighten us for the day. The Lord's power is sufficient to strengthen and comfort in all afflictions.

Paul who cried out three times pleading with the Lord to take away that thorn of the flesh found those moments by choice in meeting God half ways the power needed in weakness.

Paul speaks to us today in this period of time in which he found this phenomena a recurring event where certain ungodly thoughts do penetrate ones mind in a sinful character that’s played for a time though he teaches us that by ones choice to embrace the power that is perfect.

Jesus always brings forth his amazing grace when we call on him in its completion we find a regular sequence in its cycle where one battles for a time though by the grace of God those thoughts of old dissipate into thin air?

It’s there in those moments of growth we find heavens cycle of his amazing grace strengthening you and I in weakness, in ones delight and joy we find we’ve conquered for another day in the rest of the Lord.

That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10

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Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. After Jesus spoke these words many have wondered throughout the ages, his words have echoed through the hearts and minds in this wonder of authority to rule in his name.

Wherever there is a person that takes stock within in ones obedience finds themselves exercises his authority. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me, John 14:6.

By God’s word and deed such a power and right has been delegated to those who submit in the beauty of his character in our ability to influence or control situations according to his will its in those silent thoughts of practice we find our spiritual legal permission in ones performance which establishes the principle of rule in spiritual law.

What wonders and powers that we have been bestowed through God's gift of salvation, though while many of the world deny it, many gradually start to believe that Jesus is the authority of heaven and earth.

By the testimony of those who exercise the supreme evidence and knowledge of God's word, friends we have such great spiritual power and authority to rule over ones adversary in Jesus name at our finger tips, to be like Christ is one thing but to perform like Jesus we find the wonders of God's will in our surroundings.

Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

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1Corinthians 3:5-7 What then is Apollo’s? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.

I planted, Apollo’s watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.

When we understand ones blessing by word we find another coming to the Lord often unexpectedly its in ones blessing by faith, hope and love we find ones focus on prayer not on the situation or the person but rather on Jesus, so like Paul and Apollo’s we find our grand opportunity to be one in the Lord.

Friends we are nothing until we take our hearts and eyes of what’s been planted or watered our purpose is to praise the Lord for the outcome of that precious seed that’s been cultivated in prayer.

Oh yeah, we can make all the noise we what by getting in the flesh, but know this our greatest weaponry is to focus on the Lord in His love for ones quest for the salvation and rebirth of our surroundings.

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Psalm 28:7

God in his entire creative masterpiece made us for Himself
in this timeless process we’ve come to know ones freewill where life becomes the song of hearts though in ones restless struggles of life many have found their rest upon the rock of salvation.

Somewhere, far down in ones soul, there was a wonder that made it a point to search his glory we can say we were afraid of what might come of it though in ones mind, heart, and in ones imagination we all wondered.

Do you think, because you’ve made the choice to harbor the Lords heart within that Jesus unfailing love has not come to pass, oh no He’s been there walking you through the path of life where you’ve become His strength and His shield in His trust in you.

My friends it’s the only reason you and I have endured life’s rough terrain in ones commitment to grow in Him we have found God's trust in us.

In our trust we find ones heart leaps for joy in thanksgiving of His guidance in ones reconciliation in its purpose we have found the heart of God’s creativeness in every one of us.

It's there we find His masterpiece of unfailing love for you and I, to allow God to be God we find the shield that strengthens us in our every opportunity for the day. 

Psalm 13:5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

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God appeared to Gideon as an angel and said, "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior." Judges 6:12.

Gideon who was called to be a warrior, doubted his own abilities. He had suffered so many defeats and failures in life that he even put God to the test not once but rather over and over.

Judges 6:39-40 Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.” That night God did so. Only the fleece was dry; all the ground was covered with dew.

God was patient with Gideon because he had chosen him to defeat the Midianites, who had impoverished the land of Israel with their constant raids. In the beauty of God’s patience’s Gideon found himself schooled like no other.

Gideon’s testimony is legendary (read the book of Judges) from its gathering of the 300 warriors God’s revelation of those men would no doubt bring victory in the Lord and not in the might of Gideon’s hopes.

God accomplished so many great things through Gideon once he understood that Heavens glory would bring forth such supernatural victories upon the populous of His own.
God is no different today many of us have doubted his supernatural power in our quest for a better community throughout our surroundings only if we can forget our weaknesses and follow his guidance we would find the answers.

"Putting out a fleece," or testing God, is the old self, though when ones doubts become a visual illustration of God’s power ones obedience in the Lord's instructions becomes a walk of hope and faith without ever again questioning the purpose of His calling for victory.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

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Psalm 119: 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Words are merely sounds until they become associated with ones path in life its in God’s written and spoken word we find the tapping of heart that leads in the direction of it's lighten purpose.

In God we find ones inspiration through a repetitive exposure to His composed elements of doctrine that draw from various sources of life’s seasons.

In His spoken word of context a relationship a feeling is reveled only by ones indulgence of His daily word.

In ones search we find our daily thoughts embracing ones concerns and actions leading us to be still it’s in those silent moments we find heavens daily bread a blessing in ones direction for the day in life's glorious journey.

2Tim.3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.

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Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

The greatest lesson in life is to know that our souls are healed by ones
remembrance in ones innocence of yesteryear it's there we find a childhood wisdom where our strongest faith found joy in the Lord its where our hopes and dreams prospered with such beauty.

It is healthy to be reminded that our wisest moments were had as little children in our dependence of ones parents in those precious seasons of life we found direction in life God is no different He knows what separates us from His blessings.

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less it’s in that glorious revelation we find our hindrance as adults.

In acknowledgement one receives understanding that ones spiritual poverty has kept them from ones innocence it’s in these moments of thought many have found their footsteps going back into heavens realm.

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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James 1:2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.

Those who have found trials a joy in its outcome have understood the calling for wisdom in its struggles; they have known to be still in ones forgiveness towards others, they have understood grace and love in its depth in its opportunity to be like Christ.

Though you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain you’ll know that you bearded it all in His name.

When you come out of those trials, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what trials are all about its in those fiery trials our growth in the Lord is taken into a heavenly realm where you become the light that's required to brighten your surroundings.

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Matthew 10:1 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

Can we agree, and believe in balance; to some people the word mean
s middle of the road to compromise. Yet that is not how Jesus achieved balance. Jesus achieved balance by being extreme in all points.

Jesus taught: “Extreme love, turn the other cheek, extreme holiness, if you’re right eye sins gouge it out, extreme faith, if you have faith as a mustard seed you can speak to this mountain, extreme evangelism," “Go into the entire world and preach the gospel.”

Though we understand the mindset of ones calling but when it comes to extreme deliverance Jesus said “In my Name you shall drive out demons.” It’s at that point we seem to slow down a bit and find ourselves wondering and questioning if sickness or mental or if all diseases really come from impure spirits.

The Bible has always provided a radical approach to healing as far as modern thinking is concerned, including the modern thinking of born again believers. When was the last time you went to a Christian conference where they had a seminar speaker devoted to the teaching of deliverance?

The Spirit-filled movement seems to be afraid to tackle this subject, perhaps because they don’t want to be viewed as unscientific or they are afraid that Christians will give disproportionate time to the dark side?

Though we don’t have to search far to see Satan’s practice at work one can simply turn on the television set or look throughout you’re surroundings get the picture folks, Jesus did.

Matthew 17:15-18 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.”

Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

We should not be amazed in ones remembrance wh
ere our human nature brings forth tears of pain and joy its our humanity at its finest though in our spiritual nature much healing follows with ones remembrance of those who no longer are with us when we find God's promises where one is strengthen when one leans on his righteous hands of comfort.

Its there we find he upholds us in the celebration of life in its purpose we find our love ones are curved within our hearts in memory in its markings we find they've been led into the green pastures of glory that lead to the gates of heaven in our remembrance in fellowship we find we are one as a people in Christ Jesus its there we find God is who he claims to be.

John 17:22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one...

May you all have a blessed Memorial Day Weekend in you're remembrance of love ones and our fellow countrymen and women who have passed in service for this great country.

In Jesus Name
"Keep the faith"

Heavens Bread for the Day

Romans 8:27 And he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Paul is underscoring the limited knowledge of ordinary human beings. No one can know what is in the mind of another person unless that person reveals the contents of his or her thoughts.

In similar fashion, no one knows the mind of God the Father, “except the Spirit of God” now when one receives the teaching that’s necessary to be like Christ in the Spirit of the Lords character one finds their rebirth drenched in its baptizing in the glory of the Father, and of the Son, and Holy Spirit.

The fruit of the Spirit is a gift of God, and only He can produce and cause growth when we embrace the character of Jesus Christ it’s where ordinary lives become supernatural in it we find heavens weaponry for intercession for the saints according to His marvelous will.

Though, in the simplicity of His character we find the content of His power in love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in reality the Spirit searches our hearts daily encouraging us to take up our cross daily.

It’s in those precious moments of growth we find ourselves going about our surroundings spreading the good news knowing that we’ve been taught well by the hand of God.

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Ecclesiastes 3:4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…

The seasons of life have come full circle for the Silver & Black the song of life’s written purpose has embraced the hearts of the Raider faithful.

King Solomon gives us heavens insight on life’s calling seasons of laughter have come and gone in victory where we’ve conquered like no other Nation though the autumn wind has brought forth the weathered face upon many who have lost loves ones in this journey we call life.

Life’s crossroads are many in its joys and difficulties in its path we find they come and go like the wind many have wept over life’s decisions and tragedies though in seasons of joy we find ourselves dancing and laughing forgetting the worries of this world.

Today is a day to reflect on the glory of life’s seasons in the pleasures and passions of our hearts, today indeed is a time to celebrate our Oakland Raiders have resigned defensive back Charles Woodson.

A beloved son who’s traveled the land in a Psalm of victory that now is thankful in his return a brother who brings with him Super Bowl experience, oh yeah once a Raider always a Raider. Got to love it!

Psalm 100:1 A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

The universe alone cannot reveal the way in which this personal God interacts with every one of us. The unfolding story of how God relates to all people and how people relate to God is in ones search.

God’s interaction with us is revealed through Scripture thee written Word that brings forth His authority for direction for all that is the Christian Bible of the Old and New Testaments.

The Bible contains truths which God wants us to understand, principles by which God wants us to live and instructions which God wants us to embrace in obedience in ones choice for His game plan of salvation.

It’s never needed to be updated like some would say? What it says in its written form is eventually revealed in every breath we take to interact with the Spirit of truth that is eternal; what it asks of us holds true for ever!

In our rebuking of our old nature we find the training we need, in God's teaching we find ones correction that's needed it's there we find I AM has gracefully revealed Himself like no other.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Genesis 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him.

Joseph grew up with a father who had been radically changed by God. It stands to reason that Joseph’s childhood relationship to his father may have been very different than what his brothers experienced.

It’s not surprising that Joseph as a young man must have believed in and served the God of his father like no other, which proved to be the source of his character in heavens calling for a humble state which brought forth godly wisdom and strength for all to see in this timeless journey we call life.

His story is a must read (Chapters 37-50 in the book of Genesis) one learns of the humble state it took to embrace such adversities and blessings. We today can view his testimony as an ancient account of God’s teaching or we can embrace it today as a guide and tool to be a blessing in ones surroundings.

We today are no different we struggle we deal with many adverse conditions though we somehow prevail in ones humble state of practice in ones blessings many of you have found this character of Joseph.

Though in Christ many of you have been given the keys to the gates of honor that lead to the tree of life its there others are able to view your living testimony in the robe of honor.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Luke 10:18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

Many throughout time have said they fear no evil though we seem to be constantly battling between our will, our desires, and our choices? But then again some believe evil doesn't really exist that it’s more of man’s imagination?

When asked the question if you believe evil exist where do your thoughts lean? On God’s word and warnings or just maybe you know it’s for real!

Do you know how confusing the whole good-evil concept is for some? Sadly many believe it’s a person stuck in a character of a bad up-bringing though in truth that’s where it starts but to not take into consideration that there is a rooted source of evil in this world that manifests when one leaves themselves open.

In its biblical truth and revelation Jesus himself said I saw Satan fall like lighting from heaven. My friends in Lucifer’s rebellion towards God he found himself without heavens glory.

The absence of God that followed him became dark and gloomy in his evil works it’s there we find God’s word of warning that for whosoever greets his fallen nature would fall into his works of wickedness.

Though Satan is one not to fool with, one should consider the “Power of God” just imagine if you were standing next to Jesus on that day when Lucifer was cast down from heaven?

2 John 1:11 For whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Matthew 6:19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Ones legacy that is left behind leaves much storage within ones surroundings though when one dies; we’ve all seen it and heard of the two types of characters that break out with love ones the horror stories where some families dispute over possessions.

The Lord gives us a lesson that’s proved to be true in this timeless revelation it is best to store up treasures within heavens realm and not on earthly things sadly there’s no escaping the foolish acts of many when property is left behind look within your own surroundings isn't that normally the case?

Though, in one’s spiritual legacy we find ourselves justified by God’s grace and etched into the minds of others and the stories they will share about you brings one a peace and joy today that only heaven can reveal.

Our beloved Oakland Raiders are no different Al Davis left behind so many possessions throughout the land though I believe many of us in remembrance of his journey in life view his spiritual blessings the greatest of all.

He had such a love and respect for all people no matter what color, race or culture one was birthed into, today we find his testimony was no different as our own a loyal friend he was when one embraced the same passion of the same calling.

In the same hope and faith one has in Christ today your love ones will find your testimony has been handed down in its writings they will find those eternal treasures within their hearts where no moth, vermin or thieve can trespass and steal the glory of ones spiritual inheritance.

Titus 3:7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

God, who is in every place and ready to comfort whosoever calls on His name with loving hands He has always been ready to wipe those teardrops away like a mother would.

Though in the beginning in all of God's und
erstanding He thought of a better plan in it He humbled Himself and took a step back and stretched out His arms and created Mom’s for in motherhood every child that is born a mother is also born.

God provides His love through the outstretched arms of Mother’s around the world in our remembrance we find our blessing of past days its in our thoughts of memories we find the beauty of Motherhood.

In all we find God could not put us here on earth alone and leaving us to a fate unknown in His glorious plan one recognizes the seasons of life are before us in a day of thanksgiving in ones tribute and remembrance to our Mother’s.

We all have a story friend though one must remember the motherhood of God is with every one of us especially with those who have been left without a Mother or those who have never known the one who gave them birth.

Today is a day to know that everyone has been blessed on a day we all call Mother's Day. Have a blessed day Raider Nation in the Motherhood of God!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

In being mindful to be a blessing to all people, especially to those in t
he household of faith we find more opportunities in ones surroundings its there one experiences the proper reaping of a harvest from above.

A wise person will make more opportunities than they can possibly find in a life time when one embarks in doing good within the body of Christ with all people the wonders of God explode like never before.

Though many throughout the land sadly miss such opportunities and the only reason they miss out is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ sadly many never mention the Name that propels all hearts in doing good.

If opportunity knocks at the foot of the Cross within your heart in doing good as you would love others to do unto you then you’ll know a profitable moment is knocking on the door of your life.

In honor of the Lord you’ll find the golden rule from those prophetic words from yesteryear, today and forevermore have come to pass in your life in doing well.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

Matthew 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

John 8:11 Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

Many believers are well aware that through the work of Christ on the cross, we have the ultimate option available. This freedom in Messiah was prophesied in the Old Covenant.

The term "generational curses" comes from the "law of generations", which God revealed to Moses and is interestingly present in nearly every religious system in the world, although many of those religions have not discovered its dynamic explanation of reconciliation in Christ to God.

That the "law of generations" is true, everyone seems to recognize. How it works is another matter. Or is it? The scriptural writings declare the righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him."

In the simplicity of time one can look around within ones family tree where many have not been credited with the Spirit of life, its there we discover all those curses still exist due to a sinful cycle within ones raising of a child or it can be a child without parental guidance’s.

Though when a person by choice discovers there options in the salvation process of rebirth in Christ one can only laugh at that roaring lion of old within the mirror of ones renewed heart.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

So, what is prosperity in Christ? When you know who God is, you'll be able to trust that He will do what H
e promised in His Word. When you have revelation knowledge about how much God loves you, you won't doubt His perfect will in any situation.

Our richness comes in a developed character within the confinements of His fruitful Spirit the good life in abundance comes when we stand on the foundation of glory in Jesus Christ, in its fullness it overflows according to His riches.

Without that foundation it's difficult for you and I to stand in faith and see the promises of God take effect in our lives. So, who is God?

He’s our creator, He is our Shepard, He is our teacher, and He is our Savior, He is the resurrection that gives life to the branch, He is the vine that causes growth for all who listen with the understanding that I AM has laid down an unmovable rock on our behalf.

1 Corinthians 3:11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

A true friend knows ones weaknesses ones fears and strengths, though in our faith for every day life in pleasing the Lord we recognize that just maybe He emphasizes our possibilities in ones disabilities of practice?

You name it, it’s been done and said though we ought to know when we search within, we investigate, we read, we pray, we listen, and we ponder in the word we just can't help but notice we've come up a little short.

God's love and purpose for those in distress empowers us to avoid a deceiving practice in ones every day life which also includes those silly religious practices that pollutes a persons character.

In ones awareness one avoids the disabilities of ones worldly surroundings by the simplicity of embracing godly wisdom a worthy and fruitful way of life finds favor in ones dedication to ones religion in its purity of truth ones friendship with the living God becomes a guiding light to others in ones surroundings.

James 1:26-27 those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

The Silver Lining of Cinco de Mayo

While the sounds of Latin beats dominate throughout the land on this day, the tone of histories inspirational stories have echoed throughout time like no other as our own.

Both Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett have made many proud over the years though nestled among the glory of a Nation in the midst of many colors and races we find the silver lining of the day in o
nes culture.

Cinco de Mayo brings people together in remembrances of a time where many struggled for such a thing we call freedom in God’s artistic hand of deliverance we find the simplicity of opportunity and respect in the prosperity of a people.

Though an atmosphere of distrust has permeated this Nation in all areas of life where those who have authority to rule and honor have disrespected those who have accomplished wonders in their trades.

Though it might seem like a hidden life to this generation as a past historical event know this young people God has established His glory in their testimony.

Yes, Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett have made many Chicano's and Chicana's proud but know this, on this day they are like a planted tree by the brook that has bared good fruit for a Nation of followers.

Psalm 1:3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.

Have a blessed Cinco de Mayo Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando Leon
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

1 Timothy 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

The single greatest lesson in life is our friendship with Christ it marks a life even more deeply passionate than human love itself. It becomes one of wisdom, sharing, learning, wondering, healing, laughing, crying, in ones relationship one finds the treasure of life.

Ones obsession in faith becomes a journey filled with heavens promised seasons. Though somehow some of us have forgotten God’s treasured moments in ones forgiving of others, just maybe you’ve forgotten someone in your surroundings in this journey we call life.

That rainbow over the horizon has not settled; friendship is never anything but sharing the Lords love, though the sun still shines within every one that has ever struggled with unforgiveness many of us find ourselves diminishing within this calling.

Know this friend Christ gives us a hard lesson in His word our greatest lesson to Love and not to deny anyone of His everlasting promise can be a struggle though when we reach out to those who have hurt us it enriches our salvation beyond ones wildest dreams.

In your travels look around throughout your surroundings, look to your left or to your right can you see the handwriting on the wall of your heart? Jesus whispers and touches those who have struggled, you shall Love Me with all your heart.

If you have no peace, it is because just maybe you have forgotten that His shield of faith lives within you. He teaches us His wonders of strength in ones care for others its there we find an awakening that He’s given us the power to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Luke 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

John 17:22-23 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one I in them and you in me so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

We all know what it's like to be overwhelmed in a string of setbacks and disappointments in the drama of ones surrou
ndings its there we find we’ve been distracted from ones calling to be one.

It’s at that point we remember the Lords calling in our hopes and prayers Jesus whispers to our hearts to be one, in ones choice to practice this character we find heavens joy and love for others.

This strategy can only work when we separate ourselves of this world’s prideful character. To embrace ourselves as one in brotherhood we will find others saying… just maybe, yeah just maybe there’s something to this thing called church?

Come on now friends maybe for some its time to refocus? Though many in the Raider Nation have gotten a glimpse of God's glory many know it as Raiders for Life in unity of ones passion for the game. It's something to think about friends where the root of unity comes from as you work together towards one cause.

1 Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Who is the Holy Spirit? Jesus proclaimed that the Father would send this everlasting gift courtesy of His Name to teach and remind all who believe in everything He said; though many have found out His role go
es beyond what has been promised.

He is One that persuades for a cause; a supporter and defender, One that pleads on behalf of God’s word in promise of ones struggles, an intercessor who upholds and intercedes on behalf of the body of Christ throughout the land in bringing forth a glow of light in answered prayers for others.

For the Holy Spirit is the consuming fire of God’s grace in His beauty we find the Name above all Names exploding and purifying within ones request in our remembrances we find the root of His teaching becomes ones blessing in this journey we call Life.

Hebrews 12:29 for our "God is a consuming fire."

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

19:1 the heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Do you know how God lays his command upon His handiwork and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine within? Do you know the
balancing of the clouds, the wondrous of His works?

Then why does one worry of such little things as today’s and tomorrow’s troubles when we say were firmly rooted? God who is perfect in knowledge has commanded the skies above and opened the doors of heaven for you and me.

He stretches out the north He balances the world on nothing? We should know by now to cast our fears upon His mighty hand its there He causes growth within every breath we take.

He spreads the whole world with His command and establishes His glory and proclaims “US” as His canvas of glorious wonders. Come on now friend God has called us to endure and fight a good race.

Colossians 2:6-7 therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

What is the one thing that separates Christianity from every other religion in the world? It is grace it is that divine and undeserved gift that finds favor where God gracefully exposes our efforts and desires in His grace.

Grace is what God’s love looks like in His character of works in bringing forth His plan for everlasting Life though in a moment’s time we find Jesus set forth every good work in His service towards heavens calling.

In recognizing that all religious practice separates us from the beauty of His grace where God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times you will have all you need. It’s there my friend we find ourselves abounding in every good work.  

When we press forward in our journey with a true understanding that Jesus finished all that was required we find ones human desire dissipate in our quest for all things it becomes one filled with heavens grace a gift that has no strings attached to it, though in God's mercy we find the gift of His Son is sufficient .

Its there we find we’ve become a product of grace where our hearts overflow in heavens gift where no religious practice in works can separate us from the friendship in Jesus Christ that’s been promised in ones rebirth. 

Romans 9:16 It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God's mercy.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

John 15:1-2 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.

Jesus said I am the true vine in His everlasting promise for ones salvation in heavens promise He prunes every one of us according to His marvelous will though I AM cu
ts of every branch that bears no fruit.

During yesterday's NFL Draft I found myself in remembrances of the ups and downs that we as a Nation have gone through in our personal lives many seasons of life have come and gone.

Even the Raider organization has gone through much over the years out of the entire National Football League's current teams there’s only one team that has always been labeled as the wild branch.

In its corporate establishment many have tried to cut off the prosperity of the Raider Nation whether it be through the simplicity of turning its back in certain areas those famous battles of old bring much truth in ones remembrances as it does in our own lives.

Somehow the Raider Nations populaces still stands in its fruitful pruning through all who bear the vine of glory we have come to be known as adopted sons and daughters who walk in the rebirth of Almighty.

We are the ones who wear the Silver & Black throughout the land our salvation has proven us worthy in His purpose and will. My friend now that is our blessing of the day!

Ephesians 1:5 He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will...

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Today the eyes of the sports world will be tuned in as the National Football League embraces its Annual Draft Day event where many young hopefuls will be drafted many will prosper like no others onto the field of dreams.

Though, sadly many will fall to the waist side in disappointment, as we turn the pages in biblical times we find the similarities in the lives of King Saul and the one who would succeed his calling due to God’s displeasure of his miss handling of his God given position as King of Israel.

God spoke to Samuel how long will you mourn for Saul go and anoint My new King, Samuel found himself trapped, struggling, wondering why Saul had wandered in such tragedies of a  rebellious character.

Friends, have we not seen this played out throughout the Raider Nation’s history? Many of us fans have been trapped in frustration over team decisions with picks and trades that has brought forth some with questionable characters that just didn’t pan out.

Are the Oakland Raiders coming around the bend back to the glory years of the past with such a man as Reggie McKenzie as GM? He sure seems to have a track record as one of God’s anointed in ancient times as Samuel? Who had a dual role of prophet and judge.

Though, our beloved Raiders in this time of history find themselves about the business of playing football. One just can’t help but notice that something special is about to happen.

In the wealth and health of all those young lads who are coming out of college await their faith where they will end up. Which one of these players will bear the qualities of such handsome character features?

Will the anointing of the new Silver & Black prospects have a glowing affect on the future hopes of the Raider faithful? I believe so; it sure seems that our new GM has a knack of seeing a man as Lord sees all men.

1 Samuel 16:12 So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”

Have a blessed day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Luke 8:45 "Who touched me?" Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you."

The woman who had pressed through the crowd in her quest to be healed of a blood issue by Jesus had its beginning by conversation with others she found her faith blossoming in fellowship its there she found herself traveling to embrac
e this miracle worker.

Though in her desperation her faith exploded like no other she came trembling falling at His feet she touches the edge of His cloak. Though in the synthetic nature of God and in the slender of heavens glory she found the binding declaration of His word by faith.

Her bleeding immediately stopped. Though we should know it was not some magical structure of cloth in its interwoven fiber that provided healing. In the beauty of the scriptural accounts we find it’s what dwells within the cloth of choice.

Jesus said, who touched Me I’ve lost power? Wow! I believe the question of the day should be, have I lost power recently in my surroundings in fellowship for its purpose to draw others to Christ?

Our good friend Pastor Napoleon Kaufamn of our beloved Raiders gives us a glimpse of this lost power in drawing others to the Lords promise in rebirth where all things are possible in ones salvation.

In Luke’s accounts he relays the Lords words: But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.” Luke 8:46

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Endurance is on
e of the most difficult disciplines, in the great game of football we find this practice of character in its training for everyday practice.

To the one who endures its graceful calling will find that final push that penetrates one into the red-zone that prepares our focus beyond any other faithful practice its there we encounter our opponent.

It endures one into the likeness of Christ in our obedience we find ourselves physically and spiritually pounding our God given rock salvation in rebirth in the likeness of a running back, though it pales in comparison to the manhood of Christ.

Our run to the end-zone is perfected in Christ it is not ones victory but rather its too the one who sits on the right hand side of God its there we find heavens audience cheering us on.

In our adversary's attempt to stop God's glory we find the press box from above directing calls of remembrance of heavens X' s & 0's in ones purpose and direction.

Jesus who pioneered faith like no other finds favor upon those who embrace His game plan of attack where no shame or scorning will distract our focus in Him, in duplicating His game we find ourselves pounding the rock up and down the field of dreams in this game we call life.

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:26

Every one of us has experienced vivid illustrations of the Holy Spirit’s role in our understanding of God’s Word and promise where His will is served in its timing in ones memory of hope and faith He ext
ends the impression for ones direction in life's marvelous journey.

The length of time that was given to the first disciples has blessed us today with the ability to remember by its scriptural writings to bring or keep in mind of places, persons, and events from yesteryear's biblical accounts, and in today’s testimony in Christ.

Yes my friend the Helper, the Holy Spirit, that the Father sent brings such adventures teachings in ones future we find He causes growth from ones past courtesy of His word.

He gives us all things as a token of grace and in love stories that will blossom for future generations to remember that He is the consuming fire that was there at the beginning.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for Day

Psalm 102:1-2 Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.

Have you ever wondered how our prayers are received, do you think maybe God has a preference in what order they will be answered?

To look at it from a medical prospective we find Jesus, who is God’s emergency room Physician, will bear our pain, our grief and our heartaches though and not necessarily as a hospital would receive you they have there first priorities life threatening and so forth.

How comforting it is to know that God cares about us and that He hears our prayers and answers us with such grace, love and mercy in His hand of healing and not like the psalmist in his demand that God answer him quickly? It makes one wonder how we’ve become in our frustration towards God’s will and timing?

I wonder how many times God has asked us to take up our cross or to do something and we didn’t do it or we did it when it was convenient for us. Oh yeah friend I believe we’ve all been guilty of this.

Just maybe we should be as quick to answer God as He is to answer us it just might keep us from ending up in the E.R. drama center that dwells within it just might become less of a burden on us where we don’t have to cry out to Him.

By taking up our cross daily it becomes our spiritual medicine where we can come to Him well rested in this practice that hospital visit becomes a distant memory its then we realize what a blessing living in Christ can be.

Though Jesus whispers to every one of us, come... Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

"I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different. The first principle is that we should not fool ourselves in reading the bible it sure seems Jesus repea
ted Himself on many occasions.

I believe He knows we are easily fooled by our adversary He is our ultimate Shepard though many of us are like wandering sheep grazing about the land aimlessly without purpose and then it happens? We find ourselves far from His presence even throughout time He's had to remind the church I AM your source of Light.

Shouldn’t we be thankful that He constantly reminds us in His graceful dialogue of thought courtesy of the Holy Spirit its there at the crossroads of our hearts He gently whispers I am your morning light let me guide My child throughout your day.

Revelation 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Palms 140:7 "O God my Lord, the strength of my salvation (Yeshua), You have covered my head in the day of battle."

The purpose of God's armor is to consider and meditate on the Scriptural meaning of each piece that equips us so that we might stand firm in the battles of life.

Paul the apostle embraces us by word in Ephesians Chapter 6 to be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. So when the day of evil comes, we might stand firm.

God’s helmet of salvation in His teaching finds the treasures of ones adopted gear its shield of faith tightens the belt of truth by its heart felt breastplate of righteousness we strap on the sword of His Spirit by His word we find our purpose ready to embrace all authorities that dwell in the power of darkness.

Paul a Roman citizen described the armor according to what he viewed based on his experience with Rome’s mighty military it’s what fueled him in his writings. Though, by experience he knew of God's amazing grace and love.

Friend, which armor of illustration excites you most? Oh yeah we know it as the Silver & Black gear which is seen in our every day lives.

Though to embrace this character of God’s mighty power know this friend there’s no law when we battle in the ultimate God given weaponry which is the fruit of His Spirit which equips us like in marriage its there we find the power to endure life's everchanging journey, its there we find our strength in love, can we say One Love, Raider Love?

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Our Thoughts & Prayers for Boston

No longer can we call our past time our refuge in the pleasures of life it’s become the battlefield of evils terror towards a country founded on God’s principles the carnage speaks for it self.

Evil through human ignorance has polluted this world like never before they’ve adopted such a hate towards those who follow the God of Creation their bombs and beliefs expose their hatred towards those who believe in the Savior Jesus Christ.

They have come after our churches, our schools, our national monuments, and our kids with more and more occurrences this cycle is relentless and evil whether it’s a foreign or domestic attack Satan has no boundaries he plays humanity like mere puppets!

Though in times of tragedy we as a country do carry each other, we offer our hearts and prayers in condolence to those affected, yes prayer is the most powerful thing God has given us, you might ask yourself then why are we seeing these acts of so called holy wars and gutless stands throughout the land on a regular bases.

That spiritual dome of protection we’ve had for years has been pierced by our own foolish disobedience it’s a historical and biblical fact that every great civilization throughout history has suffered by putting God aside.

Are we experiencing such a thing? Today’s technology gives us instant coverage in all we do as a country. Yesterday’s senseless cowardly act of terror shows us we are not safe as a country.

To pray for those that are injured, and those who have lost love ones is ones blessing in brotherhood though we should ponder our thoughts in the Lord and ask Him why this is happening.

Pastor Mando
Nation Ministry

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Genesis 2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat f
rom the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

To study Adams decision in being swayed from God’s command is a journey in it self though we don’t have to look far to understand the debt of gratitude towards Jesus Christ in knowing the difference between good and evil.

Not only should God’s word give us fair warning of the evils of this world but rather in its timeless testimony it should awaken us to the legacy of our counterparts who have fallen prey to its sinful pattern in this journey we call life.

What did God say to Adam, “do not eat” what drew him besides the voice of Eve who was persuaded by the serpent. Was his curiosity activated by God’s creative gift in its human phenomenon of senses?

Was there a magnetic draw within the first model body that has allowed us to study not only Adams decision but rather our own today to detect ones persuasion towards the sense of good and evil by its sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste and so forth…?

It's here friend we find our own testimony is no different than Adams has this not been our own weakness when it comes to being disobedient where one falls to sin? It is important to understand where the make-up of our thoughts and actions has their beginning.

The first man, who exercised sin, had a sizzling effect on every one of us to understand that our adversary takes pleasure in bringing forth his fiery darts that simulate our senses in drawing us to a sinful act.

Though by God’s grace which is the greatest of all things in this place we call earth we find our own garden within where we find ourselves free to indulge in all that is good.

Yes my friend whether it is in our salvation or in death we find ourselves being a pleasing aroma to God because of Jesus obedience we find greater power than the one who roams this world.

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

It must be hard for some to understand and trust this proclamation of truth where the invisible God penetrated this worldly realm to dwell in the fullness of His purpose for ones direction to see Hi
s glory.

Though this scripture has awakened billions throughout the ages not to lean on ones understanding but rather to take it beyond in believing and embracing its gift of grace in ones rebirth we find our calling in the supreme power of authority in Jesus Christ.

By His Spirit He straightens ones thoughtful paths leading one to indulge in His character. Know this friend as we find the way throughout this calling we realize our flesh has become the Word of promise in the purpose of His dwelling.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Deuteronomy 29:5 Yet the LORD says, "During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet.

The children of Israel found themselves as participants in one of the most mentioned epic rescues where God parted the Red Sea, providing dry ground for safe passage. While in their walk in the desert for 40
years, God provided food for them in the form of manna.

Not only did God provide in the essentials of the day rather He took it one step further where their clothes and sandals somehow lasted in their journey. From yesteryear till this day God’s amazing love falls silently upon every one of us in the midst of our pressing needs.

Though in ones anxiety a fearful act of disobedience takes root that’s was no different as the Israelite's friends this is a classic example where God gets our attention to be humble to recognize that He is in control all the time!

God’s plans and promise for our lives in our daily needs are according to His riches in the glory of Jesus Christ He is the one who provides the safe passage in life.

He is the one who performs supernatural acts on your behalf He is the one provides our every need look around in your surroundings what possessions do you have that seem to have lasted a life time? How about that Raider gear that seems to last year after year? Yeah there we go its our blessing of the day to know He's charge.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Luke 8:46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me."

The touching of Christ brings forth strength in whatever life holds in store for those who take faith beyond the presence of ones surroundings heavens community stands in awe in ones faith the trembling of spirit that falls upon others when miracles take place.

This is ones gift where we find ourselves doing all things in Christ who empowers us with such glory though with great power comes great responsibility.

The woman who touched Jesus found herself in a humble and desperate state in her testimony of faith she drew the power needed she had told all those in her surroundings why she had touched Him and how she had been instantly healed.

Were no different today we’ve all been touched in drawing near to Jesus your testimony friend is what empowers God to move on others when you testify what Jesus Christ has done in your life.

The miracle here is that a rebirth of community is had throughout the land it is our blessing of the day when we share the beauty of our salvation.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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John 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

The more faithfully one listens to the voice within the better ones guidance finds its mark to hear His voice brings such potential its there we receive His counsel and comfort for one day we will stand before His Holy presence.

The beauty of being a follower is that in our search we find the harvest that's been promised to every Christian whether we’ve done well or not we find in our practice our listening takes a supernatural path only to find He knows us by name.

It’s in our blessings and trials we find our earthly body receives His voice with such clarity where ones testimony becomes things of legend in God's attempt to bring others into His harvest.

To avoid the evil practice of this world we find ourselves being a light to heavens promise in what one deserves as followers.

2Corinthians 5:10 For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Why is God so stern in His rule of instruction for knowledge? To be honest many of us believe we know it all when it comes to God’s word even though He p
rescribes it all in its written form somehow we forget there’s so much more to it.

Has the body of Christ been lukewarm in their understanding of God’s warnings have we forgotten His purpose for instructions we are not to let our guard down for one minute in God’s teachings, Satan is out to destroy our joy in Christ, and for many a hope for God’s promise of salvation.

Many proclaim to know the Lord though their understanding reveals a different view, friends this is where the law of grace meets us at crossroads of knowledge. Some might say come on now pastor, really?

Jesus spoke of humanities misunderstanding of the evils that exist in this world more than any other subject in His ministry to get the full picture of His warnings we don’t have to look far in our surroundings. Oh yeah, get the picture.

God’s stern warnings of ones adversaries stretches throughout time in its documented law and spiritual form not just in its thoughtful format of rule but rather in ones practice of conduct in His insurances of established law He teaches every one of us which brings forth that promised rule of knowledge.

It is ones calling to bind His legal authority day and night over all situations and things that roam in our communities in its natural and spiritual forms. Its there we find our authority exploding in the understanding of all things under the heavens.

God’s instructions in the way we should go brings out the beauty of His grace in our understanding that it all falls on Jesus the Name above all Names which has been given all authority in heaven and on earth.

In Jesus statement that it is finished! The populous of hell run for cover where they understood it became a whole new ball game where we would not be forsaken but rather Jesus would give us the weaponry of choice to reject darkness's attempt to bring harm to ourselves and our love ones.

The King of Kings said it Himself… Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.

To realize how simple life could be if one could only embrace the character to submit? Oh yeah there it is our human pride just kicked in… did you feel that?

Strong words to embrace, though many have found that hidden spiritual treasure that draws them near to God, though to study and practice ones gift to be resistant one finds trust in Him where new desires clash within where ones fallen nature of thought dissipates into thin air.

How simple can it be to resist? Well let’s say this friend it’s our spiritual weaponry its like this to reset ones thoughts is to make a commit to resist its at that point we visually embrace the landscape of newness of spirit, mind and body that has been promised.

Its there at the cross road of ones thoughts in decision making we find freedom in Christ rains upon us like never before in its simplicity of a resurrected life in submission where God acts on our behalf where no temptation will over take us.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground." Genesis 1:28

Before we were formed in the heart of God’s purpose He knew our ordination would take many roads throughout the land in this timeless calling to be fruitful in our ownership to subdue this beautiful world.

In ones domain we’ve seen the good, bad and not so good. Though every living creature that moves about us has its function in God’s prophetic calling. Many Nations and Kingdoms from yesteryear and the present have understood this biblical connection.

Though the populous of a Nation of choice has taken it to a heavenly level how much closer have many become with each other because of these precious creations every one of us yearns for a place where innocence rules as heaven where the emptiness, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.

Somehow today’s pets have become friends for life in God’s rule in its blessing one finds that they’ve developed a watch full eye in ones passion the silver lining here is that we’ve connected in our godly care over all things that have been given in His purpose its there we find God's amazing grace and love in life's search for His divine comfort.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

A Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one. A friend in Christ becomes someone who knows all about you
and still loves you no matter what you’ve done.

True friends are for Life a gift from God and one which points us back to His amazing Love for all. A friend in Christ develops a journey of wisdom where one sharpens one another it’s the best thing that life has to offer in a circle of those who are on the move to declare His promises.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Matthew 28:6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Beautifully awakened and completely captivating an overwhelming wonders to imagine God who supernaturally brought forth Jesus onto a new day for all generations to embrace as Savior.

Sadly it also brought forth its critics they knew that something beyond their natural understanding had taken place. God’s glorious promise had come to past sending shock waves throughout the land.

Many ran to hide; the spirit shattering fear that came upon those present in that day sent a sonic boom throughout this world like no other event under the heavens.

The supernatural shock wave created such pandemonium throughout the land though in the calmness of Jesus He comforted His own, but Satan move quickly (Read Matthew 28:10-15) to bring forth his confusion upon those he had been controlling.

The stone was rolled away from the door, to permit us to believe in a God that moved mountains for us Christ came out to enable us to embrace the character of resurrection in Him. Yes indeed what a glorious day He has risen!

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Word of the Lord

Matthew 28:10-15 Then Jesus *said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

Now while they were on their way, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened.  

And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.’

And if this should come to the governor’s ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble.” And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day.

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Ephesians 6:12 for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Satan and his
brotherhood of darkness found themselves at work like never before after the crucifixion of Christ, his primary tactic was to deceive those who wondered?

He’s one seeks to deceive entire nations, the world, and individuals. He’ll twist and distort what is true in God’s prophetic word of promise, sadly its there his power lies.

Those same principalities that roam the world today are distorting ones capacity for knowledge and understanding in God’s promise as they did before the resurrection.

The unrest of their works to deceive the populous of yesteryear brought forth confusion. Though, that same generation that was blessed to see Jesus in the flesh set the stage for such opportunity for those who believed in the promise of the resurrection.

Our confidence that the prophecy of King David that was spoken within this worlds historical ancient days of Christ's return from the grave rests on the seed of faith that David spoke of in its growth we found the written visual in the authority of Peter's sermon given at Pentecost (Acts 2:25-28).

The promise of God's prophetic word as we know it today still stands. Though God knew many would doubt in rebellion of their own spoken and written confusion which is sadly guided through the invisible tactical dialog of darkness.

Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Isaiah 49:16 Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

He saw a world in disarray, He came and proclaimed God’s promise, He closed His eyes in such pain and then He submitted His Spirit upon the Father.

Though in His call for sacrifice God’s word came to past in the inscription of His grace and mercy for you and me His palms had an eternity of souls written upon them in His act of obedience.

Today many of us have blossomed like wild flowers throughout the land in our praise for such an act of love, though we often wonder why some mock at the idea of a needed Savior in their lives.

To gaze at the Cross of Calvary in its gruesome act where heaven collided with such force against its evil adversary ought to leave an everlasting thought that in those casting moments of disbelief many will find themselves gambling with everlasting life.

To know that this Savior that so many know as the King of Kings that went before the Creator in His last breath on ones behalf for forgiveness should be our casting thought of the day in His love for all that has been promised throughout time.

Luke 23:34 “Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Matthew 26-56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.

On the darkest of days in Jesus’ life, He must have agonized in thought of what was to come He faced a wrongful arrest, endured humiliation at the hands of religious leaders, and winced at His disciples denial.

Yet He gracefully moved faithfully towards the journey that awaited Him at Calvary. Yet Jesus endured the deepest of fears beyond measure as one on a mission that seemed impossible.

Even though darkness seemed to lurk in every area of His path Jesus was about to take His place for no man would go God's word had come to past.

Heaven was about to have its way with darkness it was season of all seasons everything under the heavens has its purpose of wonders; it’s where light met darkness at the crossroads in this worlds historical journey.

In His humble silence He exposed our human flaws to avoid such issues in ones fears of obedience in His divine nature Jesus destroyed the works of evil exposing Satan's sinful nature for all generations to see.

Unless the world forms the habit of piercing darkness with light as Christ did and not run when ones fears leave ones purpose in life deserted we will never understand the purpose of following Jesus in taking up our cross daily.

 It's a calling for Life to participate as a player, and not of one in being a fan. Oh yeah, we know it well Raider Nation its a passion for Life.

Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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1 Corinthians 11:23-25 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you.

Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

The deep emotional conviction of its presence of a superior reasoning power, which was revealed in its incomprehensible purpose to avoid disappoint in ones betrayal of ones free gift to dine in all of God's glory, formed what we know as the last supper though the world should embrace this call as ones last calling?

Maybe not so… though; Jesus, whose journey to Calvary took a path for us to embrace where He's made the world a better place for all who believe.

In its purpose we find a visual that stretches throughout time to drink from its majestic cup one finds heavens running rivers its in the tipping of the cup one finds the living ingredients for growth in ones spiritual rebirth needed for life’s glorious adventures.

To thirst is to indulge in the cup of God’s new covenant, to hunger is to eat of His word though by grace and love we find ourselves embracing the newness of life in His remembrance like never before.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Luke 22:43 an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

The empty silence heard throughout time. Heaven and hell stood silent suddenly heaven sent forth its angels to earth descending like doves as they ministered too Jesus hells gates rattled in fear haunted with the understanding that their days were doomed where time had found its end in their evil work

Jesus shows us the ultimate example that we ought to pray without ceasing. The veil of heaven was about to take a visual viewing for all generations past and present to see.

For the reason that I AM an impossible God’s purpose had met His Son at the crossroad of decision in moving forward for our gift for salvation for spiritual rebirth though the Lord’s sweat dropped like blood in discomfort we saw the grace of heaven was upon the heartache of the world.

In His anguish Jesus found view of you and I though in the difficulty of His journey He prayed and surrendered His will to the Father in His love for all its there we find the open veil of amazing grace for all to embrace.

Luke 22:44 and being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

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“Keep the faith”

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Luke 22: 42 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."

Many around the world have prepared for the upcoming Easter celebrations for the week in remembrance of Jesus sacrifice on our behalf’s.

Yet as we look back within our thoughts ones heart can’t help but reflect that Jesus responsibility to us and the Father of all creation became not His will but rather one that would stand in God’s eternal purpose for God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to accomplish this task.

A burden beyond any other, though there was something so heavy about the burden of history’s greatest act that brought tears of blood upon his thoughts for his fellow man and woman.

To rejoice in ones remembrances is to be thankful that the cup was not taken back; it’s what brought forth the seal of approval His act of obedience’s to the Father destroyed the world’s burdensome unrest of spiritual heart.

Jesus became the master of all by experience what greater love that we have that He laid it all down for you and I what comforting voice we have in a friend such as Jesus.

When we are weary and burdened with our everyday choices and needs there He is in Spirit laying it all down for us.

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Palm Sunday the Passion of the Lord

Too many who are not living the promise of a new day somehow many have fallen short in the understanding of God’s hopes and promise for all His creation, and why is that?

In yesteryear's parade of praise we had two characteristics of human nature present as we see today, many found themselves crying out blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.

“Hosanna! They began to shout, ... but at the same time we had some doubting in their own frustrations. Those who were eyewitnesses to the Lords calling were living a dream beyond any other generation. Though at the same time we find in today's world many are no different than those Pharisees of old.

To look at history’s acts of fear where some found change difficult as many do today in God’s ever-changing promise to His original call for everlasting life.

Shouldn't these truths be ones inspiration to embrace this day as one of God's many planed events to overcome the adversary’s works of evil throughout the worlds present and past failures.

God gives us every opportunity to understand this day as one written as one of the greatest events in this worlds history where many paraded in praise to know Him.

Those believers of old had Jesus in the flesh, today we have it all with today's technology its right at our finger tips though our great advantage by faith we get Jesus right where it counts in our hearts to embrace God's original plan.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Word of the Lord. John 12:22 on the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel.”

Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”

These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, and then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him. So the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him.

For this reason also the people went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign. So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”

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Hebrew 12:1 therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked ou
t for us.

Every moment we get is a gift. It’s in this joy we find ourselves thankful, we pray and we labor in the victor’s crown, we lay our burdens down before the Lord which easily entangles us, we wrestle throughout our journey in search for the mark.

Everything around us is made up of God’s creative plan. Life in Christ is a gift to attract others to enjoy life’s adventures in the mist of ones cloud of witnesses.

We should never forget our prize is in our basking of God’s promise that all things are possible in Him for those who run the race with such grace from above whether it be in the joys of life or in ones times of despair.

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In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Those who have made the choice to believe and follow the Lord understand freedom at its roots we know what inspire
s us in our present acts of obedience, we embrace our present actions in knowing our future in Christ though in the same thought we recognize Jesus died and was resurrected for us well before our time.

In those glorious thoughts of heart we find a heart of praise a true hero, friend and Savior in Jesus who did not wait for present and future events to take place in our lives though He stood the gap in our protection in past events.

It’s there we find the love and passion of God for whosoever dares to believe would never perish. In ones awareness of this promise somehow one finds there inspiration for life's questions and answers in ones search for ones purpose of life.

For those who do not have an understanding how it all works? I'll say this, you have the power within friend to create a picture of reconciliation of your future in your present condition right where your at, oh yeah you know it, its already been given to you my friend.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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In Jesus Name
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Exodus 33:14 “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

To draw from God’s word in His promise of rest we find our salvation that cannot be shaken its there we begin to understand that the reward o
f life’s achievements is not our worth of works of busyness but rather in our rest in Christ.

If we desire to be stronger than ever in Life’s purpose we need to know we are not alone. In ones character to prosper our goal is to go and move now!

But the Lord says wait let Me give it to you in My timing, rest in Me and I will go with you, to allow God to be in control in ones every move is to find heavens rest in all we do.

It’s where we find ourselves avoiding burnout through God's guidance in His call for rest in life’s ever-changing opportunity's and those never ending obstacles.

Psalm 62:1-2 “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

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Proverbs 15:32 He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, awareness, discipline, and effort, in being able to listen to the voice of reason for life’s instructions. Though one who avoids the crossroad of instruction finds the wilderness of a prideful heart.

But those who stand firm find God’s plans to prosper in freedom in ones reproof the burdened of old is broken its there one finds compassion for ones soul, its there in the midst of battle within we find the promise of untapped spiritual awareness from above.

This process comes to us over, and over. Though in this practice we find the breaking of chains that once held ones thoughts in bondage towards heavens promise.

Its there in our thoughts and hearts freedom explodes like never before where wisdom from above rules in our call for instruction and understanding in God’s promise and future for our lives.

Galatians 5:1 it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

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"Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. Luke 22:31

True courage is about knowing when to take life a little more seriously with the understanding that its God’s mighty hand that protects us from the evils of this world.

Out of His fullness we all have received grace that has preexisted before hand it is the only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what we have found many of us know well when good is exercised evil somehow presents itself.

We find that Satan is the accuser of all time, though it is the small acts of kindness and love in Christ that brings forth the power of grace upon our everyday deeds of ordinary folk like you and me that keep darkness at bay.

Its there we find our divine armor filled with the fullness of Jesus Christ in the understanding that evil somehow will try to bring an attack on our choice of decision to choose life in Christ.

It’s where you and I find ourselves alert and ready in the power of God where in Satan's attempt to sift us like wheat becomes just that an attempt.

John 1:16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.

Have a bless day friends!

In Jesus Name
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Psalm 9:1 “I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.”

Easter season, is celebrated throughout the world to signify the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, though one should not limit the season of all seasons to prayers and celebrating those traditional activities.

But rather it’s a time to reflect what we’ve learned throughout our walk with the Lord it should not be a season where most find themselves gathering within the four walls of a church to offer their prayers to God and pass on the significance of the event to their known ones.

In all should we not embrace the season on a daily bases in sharing God’s goodness? Too know He creates every opportunity from His gift of rebirth to our daily blessings, we find its a time to marvel in all His wonders.

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In Jesus Name
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2 Corinthians 11:13-14 for such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

Deceiving thoughts that practice this and that will fade in its disguise of action when one imposes ones desires upon others at the end one who practices half-truths find themselves deceiving not one.

Oh, what a tangled web one can weave? Whether it’s in the church, in a love romance or in a venture in life’s quest for gain a lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies when one practices to deceive we distance ourselves from ones heart.

Just because something isn't a lie does not mean that it isn't deceptive? One who knows that he is a liar but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a masterful duplicate of the devil who is the father of all lies.

Though God provides a way out it becomes an adventure for many in ones awareness of truth its there God's word comes to life in the whirlwind of ones thoughts one can find their old character fading in the midst of temptation.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

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Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

God gave every one of us a gift. From this gift we call family comes much joy? Though, in the mix of life our frustrations towards love ones brings much gratitude in all circumstances.

We must never forget that the highest appreciation of family is not to utter words in disappointment when some go astray but rather to be thankful with the understanding of God’s love for them is one of unconditional love.

Its there in heavens glory we find our thoughts and prayers in action becoming a joyful sound in the wisdom from above that God’s promise will never come back void in its intended purpose to achieve our hearts desire in the rebirth of our families.

Isaiah 55:1 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

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Mark 10:45 for even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

To cast the gift of a loving thought into your surroundings is ones gem of the day we can all do great things but when one can serve another you don’t have to have a pastor’s heart to know many are in dire need of rebirth.

Rather you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love to help others in life’s amazing journey.

A person traveling his or hers own community knows the need to serve a portion of ones daily thoughts is to know many will pass without knowing the one who gave His life for such a precious gift as everlasting life.

In His service not only does Jesus consider every ones immediate needs but rather in our consideration He’s paid our ransom on demand for ones imprisoned fallen nature in its release we find our treasured gem in our acts of kindness and love for others in sharing this promise.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Have a bless day Raiders for Christ in sharing Jesus Christ!

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1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not of your own;

Our greatest wealth in God’s blessings in ones prosperi
ty is our health it is the state of complete harmony of body, mind and spirit in receiving Life’s grand opportunities its there in the midst of ones passion we find we are not alone.

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Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. “Do not fear or be dismayed.”

To lose this vision of faith that the Lord would forsake us? Would rattle the foundation of heaven do not be dismayed when some say God is no where to be found or asleep? In all truth God speaks volumes in His silence to every one of us its His position of character in His written promise not to forsake us.

Though, one should marvel in ones understanding that He has written our names on His palms it is one of many promises that we are His own somehow through the many decisions in life one becomes a God chaser...?

How is that you say? In our determination to figure out life's purpose we become dedicated in our stillness by His word its there we find God is at work He goes before us to prepare His grand purpose through ones calling?

Oh yeah, its there we find He straightens our crooked paths where we and others see the true value in our prayers for each other in our purpose in following the Lord.

A wise man or woman finds satisfaction and joy in ones wait its there we find the riches of His word that God the creator and Savior is exalted throughout the land.

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!”

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John 8:47 whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”

Anyone can listen. Though, it takes obedience in practice to do it with style and grace. The promises of God are powerful and awesome to grasp.

Jesus throughout His calling declared to many that He was the One called by God the Father He has given us every reason to embrace God’s written testimony.

Can we be like Jesus today? We sure can only in our yielding condition of rebirth will one find direction to hear the words that wowed the masses as Jesus did He proclaiming God’s grace and mercy for those who could not hear His voice.

The Lord knows everything my friends and that can be a little overwhelming for some to grasp; obedience is simply an open invitation for a harvest made in heaven.

In the biblical accounts Jesus declared every hidden practice in the Samaritan women's life in her response she was left in awe where a community came to know the living Savior!

Many of you have given a word to others that's left them in awareness that Jesus is the real deal… your invited to read John 4.

John 4:39-41 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”

So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers.

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Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Half of our problems in life come from pulling one’s
steps in faith in a backward motion when pressure hits our human heart feels things that our eyes cannot see and knows what the mind cannot understand.

Failure is blindness to the strategic element in the events of God’s command that one should be strong and courageous by walking by faith and not by sight our success in Christ is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, or by finding out what we will not do under pressure.

Though, ones blessing of the day is to cast our cares onto Jesus knowing that God has defeated ones fears and anxieties in His spoken command in word of action. Amazingly we find He’s there before we even think of it?

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

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In Jesus Name
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Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

One may say that God is a dreamer but we all know He’s not! He is the one who delivers them for His purpose not only does He call us to work as one but rather to reach the world as one.

We are each other’s harvest; a multitude of many cultures, in one place we are one race under one creative hand. What is complicated about this...? Why have we made others feel they have to climb mountains in order to make a difference in ones outreach?

God’s hope is that someday one day the body of Christ will unite in completing His pleasant and good calling, the world is equal according to God where His hope is that no one perishes.

Kind words and deeds in biblical truths on our part reveal God's purpose to unite, and not to divide, to consider your own place as one we find the ultimate weaponry in defeating our adversary's attempt to blind the church, it's there the world see's one God who loves them.

John 17:23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved Me.

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Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

The words of Jesus energize our love in all of life's passions its there we find Christ loved us first. To love others as yourself is our blessing of the day in loving God with all our being.

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Psalm 126:2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

We have heard that a joyful heart is good medic
ine, but a crushed spirit dries up our spirits and bones? Sometimes we find crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing. Well, as we all know it is better than crying?

Life in itself can be a storm of emotions only if we can somehow find a time to laugh at adversity as it comes our way its there we will find the strength to shout in joy with a cheerful face that the Lord has done great things in our blessing for the day.

Though we might not understand it all? Jesus, who bore it all, gave us the ultimate example in reaching out to all Nations throughout this timeless journey of the world, He enjoyed life in its struggles knowing that the Father's comfort and promise was at hand where He would be given all authority on heaven and earth.

Yes indeed friends a glad heart makes a cheerful face, we've all come to know this smile and laughter as our joy and blessing for everlasting Life in its struggles and blessings. To laugh is an option though those who choose find it's a medicine for healing from above.

Proverbs 15:13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

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In Jesus Name
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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Genesis 1:2-4

In recognizing the connection of this image of truth in our own lives we find at times we feel like our lives are a mess. There is no light, and we find ourselves floating about in deep emptiness lost in the sea of disarray.

Though we find the Holy Spirit in wordless form brings such beauty in recreation within ones hopes and prayers He prepares our chaos for the word that will give shape and meaning to what made no sense before.

The Holy Spirit will show us how “God makes all things work together for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28).

Before God spoke his creating words He knew every one of us would find ourselves in fierce storms within our realm of life, though like in the beginning He hovers over us like He did with His first disciples who cried out when it seemed they would perish.

To recognize the connection that God the Creator and Savior will speak to the elements of your storm to cease NOW! Is your blessing of the day in faith of His promise.

Mark 4:39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

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In Jesus Name
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Proverbs 2:10-11 for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you…

Knowledge can be communicated without an open hear
t, wisdom can become pleasant. One can find it, live it, speak it, and do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it without a guarded heart.

Ones understanding in all things becomes evident in ones sharpening of God’s word for wisdom and knowledge comes into ones heart and soul in a persons open communication with another.

Its there we find our guard in godly wisdom, and in godly fellowship where two or more gather in the presence of Almighty God, He is the one who gives the increase in our understanding.

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.

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For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. Romans 13:4

As we ponder the love for Country on Presidents Day in tribute and honor we find heavens birth of a royal stature in God’s principles, not with one man but rather through the many testimonies of yesteryear its there we find ones beginning rooted.

Yet, in our quest as a people who have laid the foundation of their works in a time of remembrance in tribute we find our fellow country men and women standing side by side in ones salute to these great leaders.

Though, in our hopes and works for prosperity as a Nation we find ourselves in the same position as those men and women who proclaimed God as Lord and Savior.

America in its opportunities has been blessed throughout the ages friends its there we find the glory of life’s foundation in rebirth of ones remembrance we find we’ve been called to protect and serve this fallen world.

Yes, we are a Nation under God our stature will forever live as a People in the servant hood for good it's there we find thanksgiving in the fact that our fellow countrymen who embraced Gods rule of authority will one day come full circle in our own testimony.

Have a blessed Presidents Day Raider Nation!

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Proverbs 12:25 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

The energy that we spend worrying can be put too much better use in prayers of praise. Even in the difficult times, when it seems like God doesn't care, we can put our trust in the Lord and focus on his kingdom promise.

In the wonderland of our thoughts of this and that? We find ourselves like the weather patterns of this world moving from one direction to another God’s calling for peace and joy gracefully encourages us to have faith in Him in every care and need for today and tomorrow.

When we embrace every thought in the Lord, it becomes a mental rainbow where those emotional burdens somehow dissipate into thin air? God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand somehow, brightens our world.

Even though one must deal with those situations at hand in life's ever changing journey its there you’ll experience God’s rule of peace guarding ones heart and mind as you live in Christ Jesus a praise in our trust explodes within knowing that He’s there, a cheer of thanksgiving comes knowing that His promise is that He will never forsake us.

Philippians 4:6-7 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

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God helps the helpless! Isaiah 25:4 declares, "For You have been a defense for the helpless, a defense for the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat..."

"God helps those who help t
hemselves" is probably the most often quoted phrase that is not found in the Bible in ones desire to prosper in all areas of life we find ourselves faithfully proclaiming this earthly promise of life.

Though in terms of salvation, we are all helpless without rebirth. We are all infected by a fallen nature of sin; apart from salvation there is a way that the concept "God helps those who help themselves" is correct.

Though we all know it’s temporary, but to meet God half-ways at the right time we find ones true comfort under the shade of the cross of Jesus Christ an everlasting resting place of grace and mercy is found.

We should ask ourselves, why did many of us wait so long in getting plugged in, and where others are still contemplating seeking God's promise. Why is that? Can it be we were or are to busy living large? Why do we wait to be broken?

Though in our defense we will find the ultimate refuge that is everlasting when we make the choice in helping ourselves to His precious gift of Salvation, can it be the right time for you to be reconciled back to God through His beloved Son? Now that my friend is living large!

Romans 5:6 tells us, "For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly."

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1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Should we be astonished at the goodness of God, should we be stunned that the world celebrates such a day as Valentines Day, should we bother to call it what it is?

Or should we be surprised that at this moment we stand in His call for Love? God moves heaven and earth in His quest for us to enjoy such a day His Spirit gently lands upon us to love not just for one day but rather forever. Oh yeah, C’mon now friends He loves you so!

1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.

May you all have a blessed Valentines Day in your Love towards others!

In Jesus Name
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Ephesians 5:4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

We’ve all been there we start our day with thanksgiving but then it happe
ns? Somehow throughout our path in a day’s event in situations that don’t go to plan we find ourselves expressing our frustration.

It's normal for every one us to use an expression of frustration, though the funny thing here sometimes we forget we’ve been called to a different place where no foolish expressions ought to follow our praise in thanksgiving for a new day.

C’mon Now Friends! We’ve all been there? Yes, it shouldn’t be like this, its there we find ourselves being thankful that God is so merciful in His amazing grace.

Its there we find His word refreshing within our spiritual hearts and souls to see the call for change within.

James 3:10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.

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Romans 12:10-11 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, and serve the Lord.

In serving others we find the Spirit of the Lor
d, through His love we find the peace and joy in honoring others.

By His grace we find ourselves blessed in His provisions to provide, by His spirit we find our passion of reconciliation, by His mercy for others we reveal a brotherly love towards others.

“In the end, you’ll find yourself exhibiting God’s love in your surroundings its there you’ll recognize you’ve brought honor and affection to all of His creations.

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1 Corinthians 3:11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

In seeking Salvation a shifting of thoughts takes place within where an open heart opens ones mind its there the testimony of Jesus Christ brings forth a revelation that He is the immovable Rock.

No matter how one feels, no matter how hopeless or unsure ones future appears, no matter what lies of false revelations dwell within in the darkest of times in ones beliefs that there's many ways to God.

In ones search within we find the God given intellect of creation stirring ones hearts and minds in ones desire to understand this universe ones hopes become immovable in ones quest in searching the foundation of life's purpose.

No matter what method one has tried within to reach a higher power one will find that God is who He claims to be, by His word a heartfelt passion is revealed in life's questions and answers.

The One and only Savior who strengthens hearts awaits those who search His call for rebirth in the beauty of His salvation one finds His love and grace where every doubt of His existence shall be revealed, every sorrow of repentance will turn to joy.

By yielding to His Spirit one finds direction within and understanding of His statement that there is no other foundation that has been laid before His glorious creation of humanity.

Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

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2 Corinthians 5:7 We live by faith, not by sight.

Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to. The beauty of this promise stirs up our hopes in the Lord to embrace His thoughts and actions in ones direction for new opportunities.

Though, for some opportunity can often be difficult to recognize; many throughout the land usually expect it to fall upon us like some magical wish that’s come to past.

We find our faith by experience in the Lords promise its there others find our testimony comes to view in our surroundings as an endless blessing in every opportunity, in every difficulty we find the secret of success that comes through life in Christ.

In our path we find  our increase is ones capacity to reach others by sight its there we find a faithful heart is that one must be ready for ones opportunity when it comes to seize the opportunity by living in faith is knowing that God’s word is faithful in all of His promises.

We the Raider Nation saw this promise come to past after Al Davis passing with seconds to play we beat the Texans  by faith our beloved Raiders took victory to a heavenly level by sight we found ourselves in tears of joy in God's promises in His love for such a Nation as the Raider faithful. Yes indeed He is faithful...

Psalm 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.

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1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

If we can see praying as not only something we set aside a particular time for each day but as something we can do as we work, eat, in all our daily thoughts of action even in our sleep in all we do we somehow find that heavenly comfort in all situations. 

Yes, even in cheering for our favorite team? It’s there we realize what Paul meant in this call for praying without ceasing.
Jesus becomes that best friend one has always wanted a constant companion that you have always wanted.

It’s there one realizes what Paul meant in this call to follow Jesus Christ according to God's will in our prayers without ceasing in being thankful for all things in life's experience.

We are to have constant communication with the Lord its there we will be able to turn to Him so easily when we most need Him in those most difficult circumstances and discerning moments in life’s ever changing journey.

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Genesis 2:7 The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

"What is the breath of life?" In ones spiritual rebirth one finds a divine power within at work leaving us to view the process of humanities evolution in the hands of one creative power.

Though, some leave it at the door step of a scientific process of evolution which in all truth brings it right back to its divine creator where the supreme Creator of heaven and earth did two things in creating man. First, He formed him from the very dust of the ground, and, second
He breathed His own breath into the nostrils of man.

This distinguished man from all of God’s other creatures. This one passage contains three significant facts about man's creation. The first is that God and God alone created man. Man did not evolve from other creatures. Impersonal forces did not form man. All the cells, DNA, atoms, molecules, hydrogen, protons, neutrons, or electrons did not create man.

These are only the substances that make up man’s physical body. The Lord God formed man. The Lord God created the substances, and then He used them to create man.

God had both the omniscience (all-knowledge) and the omnipotence (all-power) to do exactly what He wanted. Though, in the development of this awareness some find themselves questioning this process of creation. It’s in this scientific genesis some have been left to debate and question God's word?

It’s in this rule of structure we find an expansion of investigation and conversation that governs ones reasoning though we find one conforming principle of Life’s creation and preservation a gradual process changes with the understanding that we've been created in His image its there we find a different and usually more complex one by ones spiritual understanding in our observations in creation in view of ones rebirth.

It’s there we find the process and expression of completion from its spiritual inheritance in its traits we find among all its related organisms in a scientific manner and in its genetic living fiber of nature and humanity in it’s completed form in the air that provides life, and its ground that provides nutrients for life, friends these are the major elements that were used from the beginning.

We can picture it this way: Adam’s body had just been formed by God from the dust of the earth a lifeless human body lying on the ground. Then God leaned over in all His grace and love and breathed His own breath into the man’s nostrils; God breathed into man His own Spirit.

What does that mean friends? This means that God Who is the highest of all powers in this universe has connected Himself to man in the most intimate way possible. Though in His omnipotence and power He knew man would fall from grace its there we find His purpose of a living Savior, once again we find God does and has done what has been necessary to persevere the life He’s created.

For those who wonder and search within their study find that faith is ones repentance of disbelief in ones divine evolution many find the air they breathe is a gift that brings them right back to the living God, its there one finds their blessing of the day with the understanding that a creative being has acted on our behalf.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
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Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He sets a table for us to dine before His rest where no situation or evil can inject its discomfort.

Remember there’s one thing that takes place when we find ourselves being still in Christ through the darkest of times, our hearts and souls are energized before His rod and staff in the presence of any problem in our lives.

In His act of action He whispers gently friends, He touches our hearts its with His hand of comfort we find ourselves patiently waiting in the presence of His strength. Its there we find our blessing of the day.

Psalm 23:4-5 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

What season of life are you in? Are you experiencing the coolness of the season in its winter of discouragement blowing like an icy wind through your soul?

Or do you feel the overflowing burst of spring, the lazy warmth of the summer breeze in its rest? In the authority of life’s journey we encounter the wisdom to be wise to know that life changes at every twist and turn.

It is said, that much can be understood of God’s purpose for ones life in these seasons it is to discover what’s truly important in life’s challenging times where every matter under heaven has its purpose and time.

In God’s rule of authority we find His law that establishes His principle of creation though in the beauty of natures wonders we find our awareness of the changing seasons. In the purpose of birth He encourages you and me to embrace everything that’s governed by His Hand for us to live out our purpose.

Several years ago our brother in Christ Napolean Kaufman came to this understanding in God's purpose, today I believe we all have a complete understanding of the Lord's guidance in Pastor Kaufman's life who's testimony has impacted the community throughout the land.

No matter what season you’re in it is to know we have a Creator / Savior in the Lord who is a true friend who guides us in every step of the way in our understanding in the influence of His word for His purpose in our lives.

Acts 1:7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

In Ephesians 6:6-7, we read that we are to approach our work, “not with an eye for service, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to
the Lord, and not to men.”

In this practice we find passion that’s dressed with heavens favor and glory our hearts attitude is revealed towards the Lord in our personal lives as we go about our daily work.

It’s there we find an untapped joy and peace is the key element of God’s fruit of the Spirit in our lives as we go about our service like our good friend Mike Mitchell #34 of the Silver and Black.

To approach serving one another in a humble state in the will of God from a fruitful heart always reveals its source where heavens promise awaits those who bare good fruit.

Though, we ought to know one is not saved by works but rather our salvation becomes a testimony in the glory of ones reconciliation by God's grace through Jesus Christ that testifies to the world that in our love for life’s ever changing journey others will find that there's only one way to God.

Revelation 22:14 - Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Although the world is full of suffering, it is there God’s word comes to life people change by their desire by what one sees throughout the land even though humanity reaches desperately towards the burning heart of the Lord.

We find many cling onto the deceitful character of the heart leaving the new spirit of rebirth struggling in its firing pit one should appreciate the supernatural surgical removal of ones heart of old that has taken place.

Change takes place so we can learn that the heart is desperately sick even in ones salvation we find letting things go can go wrong, things fall apart so we can learn that ones understanding comes by a new heart and spirit.

In the fact that our old ways of thinking have passed and the new is now! It’s there we find our understanding that we have a heart in the likeness of the Lord who is the consuming fire of grace and mercy that heals.

Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

An oath before ones peers is to trust in the nobility of a Nation under God, though when a man’s hand print lies upon the glory of Gods word we must trust he attains power within in his remembrance of his oath to preserve, protect and defend the fundamental laws and principles of God’s given Constitution.

As the next generation fishes through the cloud of witnesses in every culture, race and faith men and women find what hinders them its there we find the texture of America which easily entangles ones journey in life though the stone course leads our populace and government leaders right back to the substance and structure of God's calling.

Its there we should realize the importance to stand faithfully in prayer towards ourselves and the President with the understanding that Heavens judgement will hold every one of us accountable for this countries decisions.

In the beauty of taking an oath we find the flavor and texture of Heavens mountain top experiences within our daily decisions it becomes ones bread for the day; to pray for the President and ourselves is to know God is in control.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us… Hebrews 12:1

Have a bless day friends!

In Jesus Name
Keep the faith”

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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

When a man has a dream it becomes a psalms for God’s works where another man’s opportunity to prosper in the land that God has called His own becomes a sacred song of joy propelling the masses to proclaim the Lord’s goodness.

Though, in the struggle we find the yoke that hinders many who have chosen to be apart from God’s handiwork which has been prepared in advance for us.

It’s there we find the struggle of a Nation but in the ultimate measure of one man’s mountain top experience we find our joy is timeless in our good works.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10.

Martin Luther King Jr.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children.

Black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
Keep the faith”

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2 Corinthians 1:4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Sometimes we don’t know how to reach the broken at heart; the land of tears is so mysterious, though we live in a fallen world. Sometimes, the best way to help someone is just to be near them by faith in spirit.

Though in our quest for comfort and answers we find where two or more gather in His name we find the same plight of discomfort its there our confidence in the Lord’s promise reveals His grace and mercy in every moment of time when tragedy hits throughout the land.

To reflect for a day, on that day how the Lord ministered in our time of need just for one day our comfort from experience sets the path to help others in the future a true companion Jesus is in silence He engages with our thoughts in prayer, a true friend who forsakes no one who calls upon His name.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Legalistic believe in and demand a strict literal adherence to rules and regulations. Doctrinally, it is a position essentially opposed to grace. Even true believers can be legalistic.

We are instructed, rather, to be gracious to one another: “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters” Romans 14:1

Moses who blessed the tribe of Levi in their calling to teach and guide God's people in the law, eventually brought forth much change in additional laws within God’s purpose where legalism became the norm in its practice, though in God’s beauty of the law His purpose in grace came to past in Jesus Christ.

Paul warns every one of us in ones practice of legalism in its worldly character. Though, in its term we find ourselves achieving both at the cross roads of salvation in our spiritual growth when we take up our cross daily.

Moses who schooled and tutored in the law propelled God’s hand in bringing forth His everlasting purpose for us today to know the difference between God's call for obedience in heavens grace towards others in this life.

Colossians 2:20-23 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”?

These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.

Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

Have a bless day  Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”
Heavens Bread for the Day

Proverbs 24:3-4 by wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

A wise man once said “Just Win Baby” words to live by I must say, though in the building of a Nation we find the same calling in ones understanding for greatness as Al Davis did, in ones joy and disappointments and misfortune as spectators we find the understanding of such a man that accomplished much in his life.

Though in ones quest for life's victories we find the same testimony as the maverick of old, its there we find the beauty in our own development for wisdom in our own journey.

We ourselves find the establishing great power of God's word in the assembly of ones rebirth as a populace in faith and togetherness, in ones love for victory many find themselves walking through the treasured veil of the Most High.

Who generously gives to those whosoever asks, in ones proclamation we find the wisdom and knowledge that victory is just steps away. Though many in the Nation have been convinced that they were always entitled to every bit of it! It’s there we find that God's  treasured word finds no fault in our passions of life.

James 1:5   If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it." Job 1:7

My friends, Satan is counting on you being casual and quiet. Right now as am sitting hear typing this out, Satan has someone in his radar screen in thought? Though it might look invisible to us, know that he has a watchful eye on those who profess Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Being under the radar of darkness is actually a blessing in God’s grace, mercy and love for those who love Him.
But then again it seems he’s got this world running around like puppets?

Satan’s fiery darts fly beneath the radar as it were nonexistence to many. Temptation and lust are just two of his character weapons he uses to lure men and women into a sinful realm which leads to other social emotional brokenness, its there we find the beauty of humanity's  true character being destroyed .

Though, those in a state of rebirth ought to know better we are not exempt from this foolish trap. God’s word warns us, to be alert, to be in control of our thoughts and actions, friends the devil roams around accusing every one of us before God (read Job1:8-12) Satan is a master in deceiving humanity.

1 Peter 5:8 be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Stay blessed in God’s word Raider Nation!

 In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day
Matthew 6:14-15 for if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

When someone sins against you it becomes ones blessing, it is often most unexpectedly given in its place of restoring ones self in past misfortunes in ones reactions, and it becomes a great opportunity to practice forgiveness.

It’s there we find our prosperity in all things blossoming like a wild flower where ones joy and peace takes a heavenly turn in our practice of re-birth.

God’s word comes to life like never before its there we find ourselves avoiding a repetitive act of ones old nature in being tempted in a practice towards unforgiveness.

Galatians 6:1-2 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Have a bless day Raiders for Christ!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:5.

The power of God's Word to transform the hearts and lives of men women becomes a lamp to our feet its there God has gracefully given us the right to stand in the workplace as a place of teaching and fellowship.

Though in respect to others beliefs we find our prayer is a preparation within the law of the land where a path is set for those open doors of opportunity to share the glory of the gospel.

It’s there in our quiet time others find the light of Christ, diligently they search within, gracefully the path of attraction that draws them to ones teaching and preaching in lifting up Jesus as Lord and Savior hits the mark where all men and women are drawn to Him.

Jesus said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

God’s Creative Purpose

"For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

Many throughout the ages have wondered how God created this world, though should we consider this within our daily thoughts or be interested in this or that phenomenon, many throughout the ages have tried to instruct others in an intellectual manner how this element of creation took place.

We must not forget in God's creative hand we’ve been given the mind of Christ in our re-birth in our purpose of salvation we find His actions from the beginning making sense of it all; in all honesty the rest are details in our spiritual evolution.

Through rational acknowledgement in God’s word we find the path of our own thinking in ones adverse condition against our adversaries lies its there we find ourselves striving for God’s thoughts like never before.

Where, no lie by Satan’s flaming thoughts can misguide us in such foolishness or of its blind faith can overtake us in God’s instructions of truth.

For God Almighty is the Superior Spirit who reveals himself in such beauty, in such slight details it’s there we find our widening of knowledge in His circle of compassion and grace to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature of His creative hand in its beauty of our calling.

Mark 16:15 He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Genesis 1:26

God has given us power beyond our wildest imagination we were made to rule over all his works then he put everything under our feet that rules in darkness courtesy of Jesus, it makes one wonder why some doubt his promise?

Over the generations God has said to us "I AM" expressing who he is in us as his creation, even Jesus asked this same question to his disciples about what others thought of him and then asked what they thought of him.

When a man or woman believes in the Savior Jesus Christ as Lord, they not only believe in him but rather in the one who calls himself "I AM" who is the creator and reflection of all things he is the Alpha and Omega.

Though in the great fall of man it brought forth the turnaround in God’s promise to humanity in Jesus for He is the living bread which rescued us from our sinful nature.

Though by faith for all who allow themselves to be transformed into his image find the power of authority to rule in ones surroundings which is only available because He said so... it's at that point we recognize that we've become kings and queens of the most high!

John 6:51-52 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

So what’s our hope for the New Year as our thoughts embrace a wishful and prosperous tomorrow, can we honestly admit our true blessings of growth within our mistakes and our struggles, and will we make new mistakes and have new struggles in 2013? Sure we will.

Though one should not forget ones perfect promise of a new season in ones development in the character of Christ, it’s always nice to know that God has you covered His comforting hand is like the surfer that washes away seasons of time in ones disappointments in bringing new seasons of blessings in ones growth.

To know that every New Year brings the same seasons throughout our journey in Life is to have an understanding that every thing has its purpose under God’s guiding hand. It’s there we find the armor of choice to handle every situation in His perfect will, its there we find ourselves embracing the New Year in a good cheer.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3…

Have a blessed and safe New Years Eve friends!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12: 30-31

The conception of families living together in tough economic times has come and gone throughout the ages, well here we are again as a country in a state of economic disarray where many have found themselves forming a godly thoughtful process of understanding that in God’s eyes we are one in this mess we've created as a people.

Bringing forth a godly meaning of practice in loving your neighbor as yourself, though many of us have struggled with roommates, co-workers and so forth due to the lack of money and jobs there's just not much opportunity throughout the land.

Though, we find a diamond in His word of promise in God’s calling within the clutter of our thoughts and belongings to accommodate one another in a new season of practice in ones survival.

Oh Yes my friend, welcome to God’s World, you might feel frustrated or confused; you might suggest you have a lack of spirit, no, no. Know this its God just making His rounds throughout the land to see who will embrace Life through His Spirit.

We ought to consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in Jesus Christ for those who embrace the fruit of the Spirit in these adverse conditions will find themselves blessed, can we really prosper in these type of living accommodations and tough economic times?

Our only breakthrough is to know our treasure and blessings are found in the darkest of times as followers of Jesus Christ who makes loving our neighbor a little easier along with the understanding that God's provisions have no limits in Christ Jesus.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Proverbs 3:21-22.

Across the land, people are shaking their heads about negotiations that go nowhere from our Federal and State government, friends we have an economic crisis throughout the land.

Our thoughts and prayers ought to be that our leaders develop a more spiritual understanding that their questionable decisions find fault among the populous; that without God’s guidance we as a country have created a devilish separation that has led us onto the crossroads of no return.

Our country is in dire need for revival not just with our financial state but rather our salvation as a country which was founded on God's principles whose founding fathers professed Jesus Christ as Lord.

In the next few days our government leaders are making decisions that will affect every one of us, though our prayers can be many? I believe the most important should be that we call upon the Holy Spirit for whosoever is not of Him should step forward and ask, for we the people know it will be given.

Let’s Pray: Father God we ask on behalf of our leaders in authority that you give them Your gift of wisdom in every decision, and help them think clearly. Grant them discernment and common sense so they’ll be strong and effective leaders with sound judgment.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to them.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30

The Bible tells us to love God and our neighbors; now, now Raider Nation there is nothing more comical than when two fan bases get together for their yearly rivalry in the Southern side of Oakland, California.

When two opponents can see eye to eye in each others passion we find the shadow of God’s word at work, to delight in its humor we find a time to reflect on a season filled with many twists and turns.

In our personal affection for victory we find a luxury in ones seasons of life knowing that our opponent the San Diego Chargers love to stand against us in their sapping courage.

Its there we find our quest for victory in a time to laugh and dance in our love for God in ones calling towards respect and love for ones neighbor, though as we prepare for this weekends game know this God's word is victorious when we embrace it.

In all fun may it be a time for our neighbors to enjoy a season of weeping in a time of mourning in loss? It's what happens to ones opponent when we as a Nation lay down the greatest commandment of all.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance… Have a bless day and a victorious weekend Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”
Little Lily with big sister Alexis

Heavens Bread for the Day

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12.

I believe at one point every one of us has embraced selective hearing when it comes to God’s word? If you have, all you've found is that God’s word exposes ones desires and thoughts.

Even in the innocence of a child's thoughts we find this character of practice, a sad but funny thing happened a couple of days ago too my granddaughter Lily who was rushed to emergency with breathing complications from her asthma condition.

After the doctors completed their examination they said to Mom you need to make sure she takes her medication before breakfast, lunch and dinner. As the doctors and nurses left the room Lily turns to Mom and says see Mom the doctor says you have to feed me?

Funny thing for sometime now Mom and Dad have had her on a diet. Oh yeah, my little Lily’s innermost thoughts and tasty desires were exposed here friends.

I think over all God knows where we stand as adults though His word brings blessings that will keep us from harms way it’s our experience of being alive in Him, in it we find the romance that is everlasting declares the Lord.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens bread for the Day

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8

As the New Year approaches we find ourselves searching for new opportunities though a wise person doesn't just wait for the right opportunity one creates the right situation by listening to the Lords voice for direction.

In God’s intentions He awaits our response to see if we respond to His hand of opportunity. When God knocks know that your hopes and prayers are being answered by your decision in allowing Him to mold you for those great opportunities that will bless you and others.

To listen to the Lord’s response is a blessing to see and feel that you've allowed Him to become the potter of your Life, its there one stands at the open door with understanding that He’s giving you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:7

What could have Mary’s thoughts been as she tied together the bandage-like strips of cloth upon her baby knowing that he was being called by God Almighty to be the salvation of the world.

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in this world. It knows no law, no pity; it dares all things and crushes them remorselessly and all that stands in its path. Though, in her humble surroundings she found herself having to stand the gap for every one of us.

Which set the stage for the greatest unconditional and infinite love we would ever see those soft kisses, that enduring hand that nurtured baby Jesus in her obedience she guided her son onto his calling.

For, whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. 1John 5:1

Wishing You a Happy Birthday Jesus, may Your day be blessed in our praise!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Welcome to God’s dream, the Christmas story is filled with so many roads. In Joseph’s and Mary’s journey we find the Glory of God’s hopes for every one of us today.

Their journey to Bethlehem should bring a deeper spiritual understanding in their struggles and joys; perhaps we all need to go deeper in our traveling within our thoughts and readings to discover Jesus in our own walk.

Today many of us will attempt to rap up our last minute shopping for love ones, many will be cooking up ones favorite dishes for today’s and tomorrow’s Christmas celebrations.

In the busyness of our world many of us are traveling today to get to our destination to be with love ones. One must know that yet in ones busy world God is right there with you, as he was with Joseph and Mary in their everlasting journey for us in their destination for God's gift to the world.

To stop and think about what God did to guide and help Joseph and Mary. He brought forth His Angels in words of encouragement warning that danger was approaching, to the Sheppard’s of the field and many more to stand the gap for a moment’s time.

Today is no different God is asking every one of us to stand the gap to be that Shining Star for someone who’s in need. To invest your time with a smile or in a word of comfort towards those who are searching within for a better world for themselves.

This is the intimate message of Christmas that whoever believes in him shall understand change where one will not perish but have eternal life.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Heavens Bread for the Day

After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother," the angel said. "Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." Matthew 2:13

Today our Raiders are wearing decals to honor Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In honor and memory we wonder why this horrific turn of events took place, would the instinct or intuition of humanities awareness provided some warning signs?

Though, we can do little to prepare for the feeling of the rootlessness that exists in this world that follows when fate flips in Nation’s world upside down.

The parallels between Joseph’s dream and the horror’s of today are striking. How many of you throughout the land in ones spiritual unawareness have failed to connect the dots when danger has come upon your love ones, or in ones surroundings.

The inevitable events predestined by this dark spiritual force can be avoided and defeated in our daily lives by simply believing, living and supernaturally listening to the heavenly voice within that connects a Father’s Love and purpose in ones safe guidance in Life’s journey.

Matthew 11:15 anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

A Nation Mourns

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6

The killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. left many parents struggling throughout the land to figure out what, if anything, to tell their children.

As we search for words to comfort each other we find our presence in prayer making the difference throughout Nation. Today we struggle with the facts of this horrible crime the world wonders how a person can have such evil thoughts to kill innocent children.

As this horrible crime unfolded I’m sure many shook their heads with ones understanding that the Church has warned the world of such evils that exist in this realm we call earth where demonic darkness is played out through ones sinful nature.

Ok to say you don’t know that the source of darkness works through mans fallen nature would be a foolish response to those who do know of this truth in its biblical teaching we find a child is set for life in ones comfort of truth.

You’re asking yourself how this helps us and our children return to or maintain normal routines. To acknowledge and validate a childlike innocence in the Lords word of truth brings forth untapped questions and answers that the world can not answer.

A Nation’s feelings and reactions as parents are somehow propelled in ones broken hearts its there we ask why oh God, Why! Hoping that it never happened though over that broken rainbow we find heavens dwelling place in acknowledgement of God’s warnings and promise.

These questions and concerns become more important and appropriate than ever in societies awareness that no matter what wicked forces are capable of their authority will cease on God's chosen day, its there Jesus will wipe away our tears forever.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the demonic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

Pastor Mando
Nation Ministry

God’s Piece of the Puzzle
I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved Me. John 17:23.

God worded His petition carefully to us in His favor of unity in Love. Though in the beauty of the Lord’s skillful hand we find our blessing when we allow ourselves to fit like the piece of the puzzle He created us to be.

God declares in His word an educational journey for those who love Him its there we find all things are possible in His call for unity its where our moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by humanities nature nor against our self-willing nature.

But rather it prepares in us the ground for God’s reception, its there we become a product of habit in unity as He perfectly puts us in the right place at the right time without division with one another to become one in our surroundings to bless others.

I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1Corinthians 1:10

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Dealing with Drama

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Throughout our lives, at one time or another, we have, and will continue, have to deal with drama. We will be put in testy situations we would much rather avoid.

When others go out of their way to put you down, there is an underlying reason. If and when someone decides to insult you, the best thing you can do is to be silent and smile knowing of the Lords promise.

Jesus said, but I tell you that men will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every careless word they have spoken. Matthew 12:36.

To know and to practice to the fact that one is being tested we find that God is truly in control, its there in the midst of drama we find the joy and peace in his promise to embrace this call for transformation in destroying the evil's of our surroundings its at that point we find there's no reason for snide remarks and comebacks.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”
The Beauty of Submission

Proverbs 3:4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

In ones choice in any situation, circumstance or challenge in submission to authority can be a distraction or an opportunity. Though when one remains true to their goals and trust in God they will always fall in the beauty of favor.

But, if one fails to prevail in a character of submission with those in authority, we soon find that God’s favor takes a back seat. This week the Raider Nation became an eyewitness to this truth in one man’s failure to submit, and in one man’s choice to fulfill his goals.

To reflect from ones missed opportunities in disobedience is to know that the Lord will not forsake you, though when ones next opportunity comes around the bend every one of us has a choice to embrace God’s call in submission that finds favor with God and then man.

Jesus himself became the fruit of God’s glorious calling for prosperity in all things God’s word is the ultimate promise in this calling. Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.

By the Spirit of the Lord we find he is the giver of this character though many till this day have no clue that ones calling to submit is a spiritual gift from within the realm of rebirth, ones blessing is to know that Holy Spirit will strengthen those who embrace this challenge its there for the taking friends?

Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Have a bless day Raiders for Christ!

In Jesus Name
Keep the faith”

Just my Imagination

2 Corinthians 10:5 - Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalt itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Anyone who says they are not prideful keeps ones practice in obedience in it we find every imagination that humbles itself in the knowledge of God which is good. But those devilish thoughts
that masquerade within as light? Soon are exposed in realm of ones thoughts.

In the character of the torn of the flesh we find the wired volt within that brings the flesh to life in it we find a constant current of sinful thoughts embracing every one of us. Though, in captivity every thoughtful action that takes place leads us to the crossroad in the beauty of decision making. Making one wonder how easy it is?

To cast down those imaginations in the understanding of God’s word we find the peace and joy in Jesus Christ that is not of this world exposing that ever attacking savvy character of the flesh that becomes just that the eyes of trouble in the making it's at that point we find ourselves saying, Wow! it was just my imagination.

1 John 2:16 - For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name

“Keep the faith”

When is enough, enough?

There's only so far you can go before you say enough is enough. As a Nation we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the world, and our history positions us to be the populaces that can propel hope and faith like no other.

We’ve cheered throughout the land we’ve seen our boys come to a state of confusion within their play as our coaching staff has also, we’ve seen the ref’s blow calls like never before. We the Raider Nation know it, as us against the world!

Welcome to the battle field that Christians know well. Do we dare pray in tongues like the body of Christ for victory, towards such a game as football do we dare use the weaponry from above? We do have the faith at hand were always watching the action on the tube or we find ourselves in every stadium throughout the land.

Many cultures and civilizations throughout history have unknowingly tapped into this Supernatural power upon there needs and hopes for all that life had to offer though the Christian community knows it as praying in tongues the very essence of speaking in tongues brings those uttering words in such a beauty that takes us deeper than the written scripture itself.

Can we chat in tongues with the God of Order before the tube and in the stands? Oh my yes friend the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express? His will has always been to destroy all confusion that comes upon His people, in it's purpose for victory in all that life has to offer. What does Jesus Christ tell all who follow Him...

"I Can Do All Things through Christ Who Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

It's Our Time

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

If Jesus were to appear right in the midst of your daily activities whether at home, work, in the
stands or on the sidelines of the game we love in all his fullness in heavens glory and said to you be still…

Stop what you’re doing, take a time-out and listen, worrying is not of Me; what then friend? Oh yeah its something to think about as he gets our attention right where were at somehow our thoughts change in the midst of our passions. He then gently whispers just let Me carry the load for you.

Will we ever continue in the same manner? To know that his supernatural phenomenon of unconditional love is here and now it is to have hope and faith in all that we think or do. It’s then we find He supernaturally peels off ones thoughts of frustration as we allow Jesus to love us.

It’s then we feel the shedding of our hearts and minds dissipating the harden scales in discomfort a season of wisdom is upon you and I in our swagger of praise we find to allow Jesus to love us is to be blessed in his promise in victory.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Thought of the Day

Many throughout time have prayed for Israel's peace with its neighbors though in its process we find the teachings of the gospel in its comparison to birth pains reveals that while these events would occur all through the Church Age, they would be more and more frequent and more intense as the end comes nearer.

In our prayers and study of God's Prophetic Word we find ourselves clearly seeing the signs

and markings of the beginning and duration of the Great Tribulation. It's then, if you listen carefully, you can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus Christ coming around the bend in heavens promise.

I believe we the Raider faithful of the Raider Nation need to embrace those footsteps of grace and compassion towards others as Jesus has throughout time its our call today to love and share the promise of salvation like never before.

It is the glory of new life that's been promised in its study we find our thought of the day with such joy and peace that no circumstance of life or war nor any natural disaster will rob us of this promise of rebirth into God's Kingdom.

2 Peter 3:13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name

"Keep the faith"

The Beauty of the Day

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4

As a Nation gathers in ones remembrances we somehow find the beauty of its purpose Thanksgiving Day is a time to reflect on life’s journey we all have stories to tell, stories that provide such wisdom within the crossroads of life.

What more have we to give one another than our praise to God about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how in this time of thanksgiving. Thou, within the gates of our hearts we find our reward towards others on this beautiful day that is everlasting.

Yes friends, the road's been rocky for many throughout the land it sure feels good on this day when we can bless others like our good friend Gorilla Rilla in this time of reflection in ones prosperity it is our blessing of the day!

May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving Day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Unconditional Love

Life’s longing for itself comes through our children it bends the path towards our passions for our children, thou they can not visit our hopes of yesteryear without our testimony its there we express our desires in the raising of our youth.

It’s one of the easiest things you’ll ever do as a parent as you pass the baton of faith in your call for God or in the pleasures of life, but know this friend in exchange it teaches us the meaning of unconditional love.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14

We may give them our love and training that's needed for all that life has to offer, thou we find as we age heavens calling has always been in the forefront in our testimony, from it we find ourselves blessed with the promise that they will never depart.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

The Dangers of Favoritism

Every family with more than one child has one, the favorite? Whether they are step children or not we’ve see it to often favoritism within the family structure has its ugly consequences to learn from others in their error is to know every one of your children are a gift of God.

Parents beware the forming of a child’s character lies within your actions for life. Thou they are with you or born of you yet they do not belong to you. God will place in your hands the responsibly not to have favorites.

To be blessed is to take time with every one of them; teach them to have faith in God as One. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much in this character a populaces of a Nation finds favoritism from the Creator and Savior.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

The Raider Image
And God Saw It Was Good

Today everyone can look chic in expensive clothes, thou there is only one design that surpasses all others the chicest thing in the world is the yielding cotton seed according to its kind that has provided the image of choice.

All to offend we find there is only one clothing design that rises above all others. Soft in its substance for its females, thou spun from the earth for its swaggering gladiators it’s were we find the garment of choice representing the woven purpose of God’s blessing on a Nation.

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:12.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

The Cultural Diversity of a Nation

You don't have to look far to see the beauty of culture. Humanity in its beginning searched throughout the land in its journey to the next world; today, in its pilgrimage we’ve found unity awakening the populaces of a Nation.

In God’s greatest assistance, or else in his act of purpose for eternal life we find the ultimate journey to the sacred place of all as one, culture in its love for life can provide the greatest assistance to the person who has just died in rebirth.

We are privileged today to live in a world of many cultures; cultural diversity lets us know that it's really something we notice more than God.

Thou, we can all learn a lot about each others cultures, but as Christians we live as one in Jesus Christ. In our eternal purpose as a Nation we the Raider Nation stand at the crossroads in our pilgrimage as a people, to continue is to not perish.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name

“Keep the faith”

Thought of the Day

To be still is no doubt a challenge for anyone; thou, with no action, no movement in service, and stillness becomes just that, thou in the Lord spiritual gravity sets in only then do we recognize we’ve been still in action.

In our remembrance of those who have served this great country we find ourselves in acts of kindness whether it be in tribute in word or in financial blessings for those in need of support; thou, behind the veil we find our own struggles and blessings of life as a people.

Thou, in this practice of stillness that will save and transform this world its where true nature and the law of things from within unconsciously brings a heartfelt revelation to love and support others.

We find that at last we've become one with heaven and earth whether we find ourselves in victory or loss in life's pleasures we are blessed in ones tribute to those who have served our country proudly in the stillness of God's promise in word we find that he is in control.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Be still, and know that I am God Psalms 46:10

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Black Sunday Sermon
A Heart for Prayer

Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, its there we find he gently calls on the one who has been given all authority in heaven and earth as we listen to the voice of Jesus Christ in the depth of our hearts we find ourselves led to pray in the fruit of the Spirit.

Thou, if the only prayer you said was thank you, would that be enough? Prayer is the most powerful tool mankind has; in prayer, in its exposed revelation we find it becomes a sacrifice. Some pray in distress in ones needs; I ask the question why? In this form many bring set times for this or that in ones weaponry for prayer.

God’s call for prayer is to lean on the one who has all authority for he broke the grip of sin and death at Calvary, should our prayer not be one of praise! We are to lay down our request at the throne of grace and mercy and move on with the understanding that our request will not come back void.

It brings undo stress when we keep praying the same prayer over, and over should it not be a prayer for praise knowing that God will answer that prayer according to his will, somehow we miss out on the joy of walking in his glory, can this be the reason why it is written that our offering in prayer is one of sacrifice in praise? And not one of Joy in professing his name!

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. Hebrews 13:15.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

You are His Treasure

Take a second to think about this: in ones life we search and search for the right situation in our opportunities in our childhood hopes and dreams or in that perfect relationship with another.

Every time you break u
p with someone you get one step closer to that right person thou you pause for a moment and wonder why those doors have closed?

You should know that you’re actually moving on as getting closer to meeting the One who possess all your blessings he is the One who knows all your hopes and disappointments.

Thou, on the flip side of that second of time know that his desire is to bring back that smile of old declares the Lord, his plan for you as you're best friend is to prosper you in all of life’s glory.

He puts that right person and those perfect opportunities in your path. In the beauty of His goodness many of us in the Raider Nation were eyewitnesses to this call for hope in heavens treasured future when Gorilla Rilla and Jungle Jane became one.

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Friends for Life

Friendships are born at that moment we recognize we have the same passions as others its at that point we find ourselves treasuring ones joys and struggles in its purpose, friendship can be the hardest thing in the world to explain to others.

Thou, each friend is a creative writing within our hearts from above an untapped source of Love we must say, in its connection it brings unity within our world in its fruit of spirit we find the greatest Love of all.

A friendship marks a life even more deeply than our own earthly understanding a spiritual inspiration that comes to one when we discover that someone else believes in us and is willing to trust you with a friendship that is forever lasting.

When a friend calls upon you as best of all friends, know that they have put all things aside for a time to treasure you as a friend.

Jesus Christ in his sacrifice is our ultimate example in this call to friendships: Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Love you all my friends, thank you so much for allowing me to be your friend... Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith"

Prosperity in our Abundance

To be aware of God’s unending supply, we find ourselves awakening to the goodness that surrounds us. In our abundance we are blessed and prosperous it is something we breathe in content of mind and peace.

It is there we become the cornerstone of prosperity in having abundance; a fountain of life we must say this world is full of opportunity to bless others throughout the land to partake in giving is to know the turnaround is a gift from above.

For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance. Matthew 25:29

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

A Thoughtful Blessing as we Awaken

In our precious godly gifts we have hidden resources within to constructively, express our love towards others.

In one’s joy for life it can only awaken us to a new day in our adventure with God’s calling in those various forms that are good.

To see the bright side of every situation in a new day is to see beyond the outer appearances to the reality of God’s love for others.

It’s where we gracefully find our blessing of the day in faithfully filling the gap for the Lord like our good friend Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor who has spent countless hours interacting with students at Barack Obama Academy middle school, in Oakland.

God's call for every one of us is to embrace His Blessing in making a difference in the lives of others. 1 Peter 4:10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

 Masquerading Spirits

Many of us who have spent countless hours sifting through the many scriptures of its dangers in entertaining evil know well of these devilish drawbacks.

For generations humanity has ventured into the realm of darkness in the simplicity of curiosity and fun? No matter how we look at it this giant of darkness stands at the door waiting to unleash his plan of trickery.

In our innocence of community fun with our children throughout the land should not be ones dilemma; it should be in ones choice of educating our children of biblical truths of this masquerading spirit.

When our youth are rooted in truth they’ll be able to distinguish from a good old fashion loving treat in their journey of life and in the trickery of this fallen world in its rooted deception of evil.

2 Corinthians 11:14 and no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

Have a bless Halloween day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name
“Keep the faith”

Can You Hear Me Now!

To know that our darkest of thoughts will do us wrong is to have the understanding that evil is on the prowl every mistake in our decision of choice has a beginning, whether it feels or sounds like the right decision it will allow us to
know that God will use the bad for good.

A lesson learned on this day is to know that God is watching over you always in suggestion for a blessed day His desire is that you not perish in your daily thoughts in those foolish traps of deception form the evil one.

The dark side only has one purpose; supernaturally they will twist ones thoughts and use other people in your surroundings leaving you to think it’s you making those decisions.

In our encouragement it is best to hear God’s voice rather to see is hands move in such a supernatural way which has led many throughout time breathless.

Our good friend Carson Palmer of the Raiders gives us a more direct approach with a visual in our teams driven purpose in pointing others in the right direction for victory. In life’s purpose with God we get such a supernatural pattern of direction.

In God’s eyes you are a child that a father treasures beyond creation; Jesus said my sheep know my voice, now that takes time in practice in its process we find ourselves filled with the heavenly armor of choice.

To the devil you’re just another target in his purpose for destruction of ones joy in Christ. God’s hope is that we all have an ear to His voice daily to avoid these hardships in our decision making.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In Jesus Name

“Keep the faith”

Smash Mouth Football

Everything happens for a reason, in times of loss and struggle many of us search its purpose, we live it, we hate it, but most important we learn from it!

The one thing we recognize is that the anthem of our passionate heart for life in its frame of worship for God’s guidance in times of struggle we find we are to embrace the fruit of the Spirit in His purpose we find He pa
tiently filters everything in a downward spiral effect in all that we do.

This includes the game of football a modern rock of old ages explodes in a sacred ballad of praise within the game, there’s nothing that can change our smile when this ballad of praise brings forth its power in the strength of wisdom in its purpose of cheer and praise.

In our praise for the Lord we can’t help but notice the favor that’s been given, the power and strength we receive is evident in our cheer for the Silver & Black its there we find honor in victory of “smash mouth football.”

In its glory of unity the populace of our adversary quivers and shakes, the swagger of a Nation is not a one time event but one of eternal purpose can we say Raiders for Life.

The voice of a Nation is upon its borders its boisterous voice is within the heart of Kansas City, the Nation forms this call for victory throughout the land in ones acknowledgement of God's Word of all things under the heavens. Its game time Raider Nation! Let your song be one in cheer of eternal victory.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" Revelation 5:12.

In the Name of Jesus Christ
“Keep the faith”

Black Sunday Sermon
Football’s Fabulous Females

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Football’s Fabulous Females reunion this weekend is sure to bring back many fond memories for returning Raiderettes and will no doubt create many more.

Thou it is a weekend that will always be remembered as one in Life’s turning and twisting road to glory that has led these beautiful ladies we call Football’s Fabulous Females to a time of tribute and remembrances.

Too many of these chosen few, the Championship years must have been the most memorable moments of all? But then again you never can tell what treasured beauty dwells within.

Thou in the memory of a woman we find the veil of her diary in heavens calling for her steps have carried her by the grace of God in her accountability of her beauty through the watchful eye of the world.

As we scroll the pages of history we find the glorious seasons of life, thou in the rustling of the autumn wind we also find the mournful testimony of one of our own who left us to soon in a heartbreaking cowardly act of murder, it’s at that point we find their journey is no different than ours.

Today at half-time during the Raiders - Jaguars game the flocks of many races, and cultures will assemble upon the slopes of the field of dreams from yesteryear to the present  they will spread their wings once more in unity of remembrances and tribute in being one of football's fabulous females.

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Song of Solomon 4:1 Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful! Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

The Potential to Blossom

Many had doubt many cringed in the choice many had concerns; many became focused on the norm that Al Davis had lost it? No solution was seen in the early years thou the phenomena of lightning speed was present, thou many thought he was in denial.

Many found themselves fixated on lack and limitation of hands. But then again those true Raider faithful stared down frustrati
on of choice in the face of adversity they allowed hope and faith to take over.
Raider’s receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey decided to buck the trend to work freely through the promise of his youth, today we are starting to fully see his potential blossom.

As we affirm that the right choice was made we let opportunities expand within like the maverick of old, today he views his faith through heavens transmitted lenses.

It’s in this heavenly testimony we find ourselves focusing on the potential to blossom in the power of God within as Christ views it for our own lives in every thoughtful decision in Life's journey.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

“Keep the faith”

Perfect Will

When we are faced with a perplexing situation in a troubled season, we are not to erect barriers by thinking it is too difficult to resolve; instead, we should embrace the weaponry that’s been given from within which opens the gateway for a prepared mind and heart for action to end those trials on a good note.

As we open ourselves to this divine guidance one becomes receptive to God’s wisdom, ideas begin to flow and our minds become clear and alert in our adversaries attempt to rob us of our joy in Life, God warns us of these obstacles in His precious word.

To be graceful and humble in thought of action we find ourselves in the revelation of Jesus Christ, in the encouragement towards others we find ourselves blessed every day its there we the find God's glory in fellowship.

In this transforming power we find Jacoby Ford, Marcel Reece, and Darren McFadden as excellent testimonies by their renewal of mind, and heart in their testing in a difficult season that they can discern what the perfect will of God is, and what is good and acceptable in life's glorious journey in every situation.

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Have a bless day Raiders for Christ!

Pastor Mando

“Keep the faith”

Color Me Pink

So how does one measure the game? When the whistle blows do you reflect on what could have been if this or that could have happened? Don't we all do that, the notes and snap shots of our thoughts for the game are no different in life’s journey.

This months tribute to those who have struggled in this ugly thing we call cancer brings a thoughtful canvas of memories to the ones who have passed and to those who are fighting for their lives.

To stop counting the number of missed opportunities in victory or loss in the pleasures of life it brings one to a stand still;  we find it gives every one of us a refreshed view for life as we color ourselves pink in awareness that the whistle in the game of life has blown its final call for many throughout the land.

To run our course in life in tribute and prayer along with financial support we will find our purpose in the artistic hand of God He is the one that paints the canvas of a Nation its there we find we are blessed in our awareness of life's pleasures. It's there we find those missed opportunities becoming victorious. 

1 Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

The Invasion of Atlanta Georgia

Through the creative power of imagination and faith, the populace of a Nation finds spiritual qualities and gifts, building a life that is secure, prosperous, joyful and loveable.

Whether it is a new opportunity or in the passions of ones pleasures of old we the Raider Nation find ourselves taking our innovative approach throughout the land.

In ones creativeness in action a divine purpose in our faith, brings forth a manifestation of God’s purpose of Love for others in its simplicity we find heads turning and jaws dropping; yes, friends we know it as the invasion of Raider Love!

A Nation’s heart is exposed throughout the land in its character of Love its there we get a glimpse of God's word of testimony in our good friends Gorilla Rilla, Afro, Senor, and Mob skull spreading this divine power of love in the mist of Atlanta, Georgia’s youth.

In this portrait of love we find the beauty of the Lords calling for the populace of a Nation its there we find the treasures of prosperity for life. Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ‘There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30.

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

The Art of Victory

In the solace of this brief interlude of rest, we find this bye-week a blessing in it we remember that every one of us needs a time to reflect on ones works of struggle in this search we find our purpose in its revelation we confidently return to our day having the sense of calm and well-being.

Breathing deeply, in our works of purpose we find the passion and will to win relaxed in our presence of God within we find the art of victory without distractions and concerns.

A player that proclaims Jesus as Lord feels the rush of victory in the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes his daily routine as blessed. As always victory is had throughout the land to those who swagger in the calmness and humble state of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

God is Life

What will this day bring, and what will we bring to this day? In all honesty we don't know just what the day will bring we start each morning stronger and wiser than we were yesterday; it’s at that point we find ourselves eager to learn more about life and God.

One who asks questions is brilliant, one who does not ask questions remains in a wonder land without spiritual eyes forever. We ought to approach our day with a sense of adventure and wonder, in the excitement of each new day; Al Davis was one who searched every opportunity beyond any other.

In one of his many searches he marveled over the thought of Life in its purpose of death he found himself intrigued of its purpose; Aroused by his curiosity to get answers for something he would never understand until many of his own presented God's ultimate game plan of eternal Life in Jesus Christ.

We the living have been blessed to see God’s glory unfold to have something one has never had. It’s then we find it’s not the length of Life, but the depth of Life’s accomplishments in the One who finds glory of ones passing.

In the promise of separation from life unto eternal life we find God's word asking search for me, its there the touch of love ones, friends and strangers paying tribute in ones remembrances even ones adversary steps out from the depth of confusion.

Behold friends the magnificence of ones memories of Al Davis are present in the hearts of a Nation. Oh yeah, it’s so good. A new book is being written within our hearts with gratitude and grace in remembrance in knowing that God's glory is and was upon the maverick of football.

When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

“Keep the faith”

The Product of Life

Happiness in its journey is a by-product of life’s trials and errors. To exalt one’s hopes and desires to a heavenly position we are inspired, capable and ready, we act on divine guidance.

With gratitude, we affirm God as our constant source of supply we maintain an attitude of prosperity we find ourselves defying the powers the be in the mist of this worlds worries and fears we find no room for things that are composed of material and all its phenomena of greed.

No, no my friend we find it’s a heavenly reaction that abundance is a divine product of heavens glory that somehow all our needs are abundantly met in Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:19 My God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Kingdom Brothers and Sisters

Let's be real. Fact is, we might be better served to accept that we are all siblings. We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same? Or will we?

In its perception of color the shades of humanities culture have exploded where stems of people have come alive in the creator’s master plan, in God’s majestic plan His word became flesh in salivations purpose of unity.

We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this call as one in Christ by the same grace and love in the sensitivity of creations beginning in its beauty we found the creators glorious  arrangement of unity through His Son's calling for us as Kingdom Brothers and Sisters.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 

The footsteps of our Prayers

There is nothing that happens by chance in our world. Everything unfolds according to God’s plan everything is regulated by divine order a spiritual power is within every one of us.

God’s hand is always at work in our lives, the Spirit of the Lord is that higher power within guiding and blessing us in every footstep of order, whether we are consciously aware of it or not. Although we cannot see divine order, we can see its evidence by its perfect season.

Divine order is there whether we what to believe it or not, for those who know of its origin know its God’s hand consider the matter by thought of action in faith and prayer in Jesus Christ and then lo and behold it happens.

Our prayers for new opportunities may not be answered in the way or time we envisioned, but trust that divine order will bring forth answered prayer in its perfect season.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

“Keep the faith”

Raiders for Life

In our pursuit of happiness in the games we play an extension of our passion is deeply felt. Yes we know outer circumstances, events and people cannot make us happy.

But our joy on this day comes unconditionally in the pursuit of our spiritual guidance in this character we seem to roll with the punches of discomfort; in ones anticipation for victory our human nature is to explode when things go astray.

In our quest for victory many in the Nation will find the sweetness of a humble character when we’ve come to know there will be days like these. Victory however long and hard is the journey for one to swagger in a humble state for without victory there is no survival for a Nation.

Through God, we learn to live unconditionally and blameless, its where we find peace and compassion with others in its character a deeper passion explodes than ever before it’s where we find the reading of a great Nation “Raiders for Life.”

Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. Psalm 119:1

Have a bless day Raider Nation

The Joy of Withdrawing  

When we hope and pray, our soul goes deeper into God’s purpose it changes nothing but gently soothes our souls in its purpose of communion with the Lords heart.

God shapes our world when we pray it’s where action takes place right where you are we pause in thought we close our eyes with a thankful heart our peace is balanced in the joy of Christ.

Our attention turns to a practice of readiness to receive our blessings by faith and hope we find ourselves in a time of rest with love ones… and then it happens? With thanksgiving we find ourselves at peace that it all worked out.   

Andre Carter who was signed by our Oakland Raiders to strengthen the defense pass rush  found himself in this dilemma in a time of uncertainty it’s where he found patience in his hope of prayer.

‘‘It’s always tough,’’ he said. ‘‘It definitely gives you a different perspective. Here I am trying to train hard and work hard and just get better, and as the season continued to progress and watching Sunday football on the couch with my son . . . I knew God had a plan and I just kept on continuing to be patient and in the end it worked out well.” ~Andre Carter.

Jesus gave us the ultimate example of this beauty where thoughtful communion in quiet time of readiness brought answered prayer in a time of patience for new opportunities. He would withdraw to deserted places and pray. Luke 5:16

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

The Love of a Nation

Love is like an eternal flame, once it is lit, it will continue to burn for all time, life takes on a journey of blessings, trials and tribulations in its brokenness it wedges on every effort to distinguish this beauty.

A flame represents a number of things, including purity and the endeavor for perfection in its eternal character. In yesterdays victories we found a dedication of love as good as promised.

It over came the brokenness of a Nation of friendships between the maverick of football Al Davis and Marcus Allen one of the Raider greats of all time let bygones be bygones.

The sun rays reflected this image of God’s love in the lighting of the torch in its burning flame of tribute towards Al Davis accomplishments throughout his life time came full circle in Oakland.

Bringing those blessings of yesteryear in a tribute of respect and forgiveness before the eyes of a proud Nation. Can we say Raider Love has its roots? Yes indeed we can friends.

The Lords desire for all is to enjoy Life in its fullness, may…The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

“Keep the faith”

The Beauty of Honor

There is no beauty in frustration. No honor in dishonor. No growth in passion. There is no relief in being angry. It’s just a waste of a perfectly blessed weekend.

Yesterday’s game against the Miami Dolphins was one to put in the books as an experience for future growth. Simple, genuine goodness is the blessing of fellowship within one’s heartfelt passion, a Nation that stands apart from others finds glory under heavens canvas.

Many of us were blessed throughout the land in fellowship with our peers the autumn wind whispered to the hearts of the Raider faithful in remembrances of God’s glory and promise for mankind.

The Raider Nation found itself blessed as eyewitnesses in the union of marriage between man and woman in Fresno, California on September 15, 2012 Yes indeed friends, your loveable “Gorilla Rilla & Jungle Jane” became One in the glory of Jesus Christ.

The beauty of honor is when suddenly in our journey of life’s purpose we become a blessing to others. Personally I found the blessing in the mist of all this Raider Love when Gorilla Rilla asked if I would perform the ceremony.

Yes indeed Raider Nation it was a blessed weekend, I would say with all confidence the Royal family in England had nothing on this Silver & Black wedding Al Davis would be so proud of his people.

Thank You Jesus, have a bless day Raider Nation!

Awakening to His glory

How does one find comfort in adverse circumstances when one’s passionate hopes go astray, after Monday Night’s loss many of us found ourselves in frustration?

Can we experience joy in such unfavorable outcomes wheth
er it’s in the game of life or in the games we play, by holding God's benefits in such esteem that the recognition of fellowship in Christ overcomes all frustrations within.

To many of us the very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between defeat and frustration... Christ emphasizes our status; it always reminds, and awakens us to His glory.

The victory at hand unfortunately did not come on the playing field for the Silver & Black but rather throughout the Raider Nation it was the little things that many fans and Raider greats brought in conversation with each other.

Personally I found joy on this evening sharing the Lord with Raider great Tim Brown #81 we found ourselves blessing each other in tribute and prayer of our calling in Christ. One day many will look back and realize they were blessed beyond measure in their fellowship.

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whether this makes sense at all, but rather enjoy your time in fellowship of God’s goodness the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of Jesus Christ.

The Lord's promise: Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

But rejoice in as much as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 1Peter:12-14

Our freedom in Rest

In our active journey and rest we find two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom embraces a time for rest, and when to have activity.

A glimpse of Heavens promise of freedom unfolds in this state of equilibrium. Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it.

On this day we are reminded that God never asked us to meet life’s pressures and demands on our own terms or by acting on our own strength. Jesus invites us to enter His call for rest. To rest is to be thankful in our labor.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Have a bless Labor Day friends!

Gratitude Behind the Shield

Let us be grateful to those who lead who bring such joy, they are the charming people God has put in our path they make our souls blossom in strength with such gratitude when we are weak.

To acknowledge those with such grace of wisdom is to be thankful for the abundant qualities in life, it’s our infinite supply of pearls and jewels of knowledge form the Giver of all gifts. We the Raider Nation are blessed in this season of time with such a man as Pastor
Napoleon Kaufman.

Acknowledging the good that we already have in our passionate lives is the foundation for all abundance. To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything.

He has given us friendships throughout our journey that are everlasting in the seasons of life’s promises. He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a timeless journey of grace, for it brings with it immense graces from above.

Gratitude then takes nothing for granted; a Nation finds new wonders to praise of the goodness of God are found. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.

The Lord’s promise in word: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

Paul’s response: Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2Corinthians 12:9

When Opportunity Knocks

When the Lord moves to bless us we usually find the Holy Spirit prompting us to humble ourselves its then we realize were in the beginning of a storm of opportunity.

People around us seem to embrace a character of foolishness? Oh yeah we no it better than others when it comes to new opportunities.

For those who follow Christ our success always comes with a price to avoid paying this silly token of drama one simply needs to stay clam and silent in our surroundings as the Lord rolls out the red carpet of blessings!

It’s then we find ourselves in acknowledgement that in His name we’ve humbled ourselves in silence only to find ourselves praising Him like never before in our new opportunities!

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

In His armor of promise we have His word: Hebrews 13:15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

You are Special

God says they are the ones I love. To allow our imagination to run freely is to know you have favor, special you are to His heart you plant good seed with others, you walk in His grace and love, and yes you are special to anticipate the good things in life.

Sometime ago many of us prayed with all our being only to see the Lord take us on a journey in our prayer life to be caught up in God’s Will is a wonderland of steps… if we were to count all our blessings and struggles today we would find our answered prayer?

Oh yeah friend, how many of us can say we’ve grown since those prayers of yesteryear. If the only prayer you ever said in your whole life was, Oh yes, You are worthy Lord Come into my life!

Freely we came to Jesus only to find ourselves in all of His wonderland of Love for us; to allow Him to lay hands on your heart today is to know He has been merciful throughout your journey in Life, in His grace you find He has always been the source of your comfort. Yes indeed friend you've made a choice to stay under His care you are special.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3

The Results of Passion

The greatest weaponry humanity carries in Life’s purpose is a God given passionate character. Sadly many of us have become victims in the beauty of this calling that can bring much stress; the greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

If passion is not harnessed in its proper timing of rest, we soon find ourselves in a mess it’s at that point many find themselves burning out, frustration soon explodes from one mistake to another it comes from not practicing what we started.

To start a project and to complete its purpose in its heavenly calling we somehow are able to repeat the same thing over and over again and not feel the burnout sensitization that overwhelms most.

I believe we the Raider Nation witnessed this calling in yesterday’s game against the Detroit Lions the boys seemed well rested in their play a passionate swagger of pride and poise captivated the Raider faithful in the joy of victory!

In their execution they seemed to have harnessed the character of old the "autumn wind" relentless in their attack over and over they pressed on from both sides of line.

In their God given weaponry they found themselves pillaging just for fun, knocking their opponent upside down! Now, will this practice roll over into the regular season?

To have faith and hope in the pleasures of Life is no different for us. In truth our greatest example is Jesus Christ himself who started and chose to harness His passion one thought over another in its results we find God’s greatest game plan for humanity at its disposal.

Jesus whispers daily to every one of us in thought to complete our mission as he call's us to rest on Him: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28

Back to School

There is no friendship, no love, like that of a parent for a child. We never know the love of our parents for us, till we have become parents ourselves.

For many of us times were tough as they are today, how many of you remember going back to school with Mom or Dad making sure you had school clothes whether they were given or you had the luxury of getting that fine apparel from “back in the day” at your local Zody’s department store?

Oh now were talkin grandma and grandpa! Or in the simplicity of one’s culture in one’s choice of foods. Oh yeah, we all have a story? In our household we were blessed with the smell and taste of those homemade flour tortillas with a touch of that government issued cheese?

I’ll never forget those quesadilla’s before starting my day; oh least we not forget that sweet butter with those hot and steaming tortillas? Or those tasting bean burritos!

Oh yeah heavenly stuff! As children most of us never knew Mom and Dad were struggling financially? To reflect on our journey when we depended on adult guidance brings many memories some good and some not so good.

In all we should chalk it up as Life’s blessings for ourselves to know that your children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for that godly love that you showed them.

Know this friend in these tough economic times somehow as parents you’ll provide whether its in the season of “back to school” or on any given day God will bring forth all you need, His testimony is reveled in your perseveres towards those little one’s.

Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Harmony in the Nation

Perfect harmony of body, mind, and soul are our key to personal balance and joy it is the Life of our soul, which is our condition in its expression and immeasurable character in its principle of harmony.

They are the properties in its characteristics and relationships with others that we find our praise in the beauty of a Nation that is pleasing to our creator in its style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on the simplicity of a humble heart.

The cords and horns of one’s heart and soul become music within the growth of a Nation as one sees our boys embrace the innocence's of our elders in Life's journey in their service to our country.

Yes indeed a life in harmony with the Lord, finds love in truth and virtue, our thoughts soon radiate in such a balance in its calling towards the honor of our elders.

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

Jesus Breaks Stride

Matthew 21:19-21

Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered.

Jesus takes us on a journey where he breaks stride from the norm where He reveals to us His code of ethics, and standards that merits his supernatural touch, to be faithful in small things because it is in them that our strength lies.

In faith, in truth we find Love, indeed we do in faith, we find God’s DNA in Jesus Christ as the disciples would truly understand at a later time at Calvary. When the disciples saw the fig tree wither, they were amazed. "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" they asked.

To believe in Christianity as we believe that the sun has risen over the mountains we find not only because we see it, but because by it we see everything else.

Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.

Faith in Jesus is the death of human intelligence what we need is to walk in the fruit of His Spirit without doubting it is the blood stream of one’s passing from one realm into another but there's a difference for us, you know.

And why is that? Because in that heavenly realm we shall be able to see His illustration come to life in our surroundings we are to bare fruit its where mountains are moved in peoples lives.

We are to avoid being left without fruit on the side of the road like that fig tree where no one would be able to pluck your fruit as they break stride to hear what you have to say about your faith.

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:17

The Compassion of a Nation

Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, we will find scores of blessings and opportunities to bless others.

Today many in the Raider Nation undergo the rejuvenation of their purpose as they travel to bless others, operation Arizona is at hand, no my friend its not about the Silver & Black battling the Cardinals on the field of dreams, but then again that is the icing on the cake, no it’s the beauty of the pre-game hype.

It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. Blessed we are as a Nation who has nothing but love. When you bless someone with joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness, and all the good things that heal the heart.

But then again blessings sometimes show up in unrecognizable disguises? Today in Arizona the journey continues where our fellow Raider bros. & sisters represent the compassion of a Nation. Many will visit the sick with gifts, many will raise funds for charitable organizations, but know this friend the icing on the cake will be Raider Love.

Reflection of our Own Practice

We should not forget what Jesus said to those who judge in (Matthew 7:1-5) It’s all about embracing others with love, mercy, and in the Lord’s grace it is what guides every one of us to be Christ like, where others will find themselves embracing words of wisdom.

When we put away the old these three precious elements remain faith, hope and love but the greatest is LOVE it is the platinum effect we get in the illustration of God’s creation of precious metals.

God puts us through the fire for our own good when we decide were to judge others in a religious manner though like a piece of silver going through the fire we find those thoughts burns away that practice in our life.

But God doesn't just throw us in the fire and leave us there to burn. Like a silversmith God holds us and watches us the entire time in the LOVE of His majestic mastery in order to be able to pull us from the fire at the right time so that we won't be destroyed.

Then once we've been refined, once we've gone through the fire and had all our impurities burned away, that is when God can see his image in us. (Malachi 3:3)

Know with that said friend can God see His image in you? Can we see God’s mercy, love and grace in others? Yes indeed friend it’s the practice of our own doings? But to LOVE is to avoid unnecessary fire.

Jesus warns those who teach without His character of Grace: Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. James 3:1

Harmony Within

In life’s experience many of us have found that there’s no peace that is greater than to have divine order working in its power of love, self-control and laughter? Yes friend that's where we find heaven’s promise in all we do.

Our state of mind reflects these jewels of harmony with what is our commitment to our perfection in the excellence of Christ, in our good fortune we find divine order rebuking our adversary in it's tracks to those who seek good health in the prosperity of one’s salvation.

The Lord has given us a spirit of light to guide others it is our testimony at large; joy somehow is restored in our surroundings. Aligned with our passion for divine order we find ourselves at peace with our world and in harmony with what is in Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Americas, Team?

No, no let’s go big time Raider Nation! How about God’s Team, yes indeed today is a day to be thankful for God has given every one of us choice and favor from above.

As members of the Raider Nation we find our faith in a passionate character that is a pleasing and pleasant aroma to God's nostrils to put our trust in Him in life’s journey we simply find He’s searched our hearts before hand.

In our discovery we find He’s pealed back the covering of our hearts only for us to see that we bleed Silver & Black. Yes, today is a day to be thankful for God has exposed our weakness?

In this revelation we find the favor in strength of Jesus Christ, will we have a winning season in 2012! Do you believe we can? I believe our hearts have already spoken on this matter.

To embrace those prophetic words of yesteryear is the Silver Lining of our faith, JUST WIN BABY! Yes indeed today is a good day!

The Lords promise: I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

The Bread of Life

In all are doings we find immorality creeping around in many forms to rebuke its spirit of destruction we find ourselves in line with the gospels truths Paul the Apostle warns the churches in his writings.

Throughout time we’ve read of many testimonies, today is no different those warnings should awaken every one of us with the understanding that immorality has raped the innocence’s of humanity throughout the ages.

Paul’s warnings stand true today as they did yesterday; he warns of such prideful character in his illustration of leaven in the beauty of baking bread it’s there we find the revelation that spiritual immorality attacks within in the ever expanding innocence’s of ignorance? Okay, now that’s a hard statement!

But, to know that immorality in its search of distortion has brought much destruction to church goers the warnings are at our fingertips! So, then why do we struggle with God’s word in such foolishness of being offended when God’ speaks to us?

We all struggle with something, do we not? I believe the simplicity of God’s grace, and mercy in Jesus Christ somehow is lost in the busyness of our every day lives. It’s there at that point we ought to recognize we just might have a little bit of pride?

Yes, just maybe we’ve fooled ourselves in thinking we have it all covered? Know this the spirit of immorality is relentless in its search to distract us from God’s purpose…so I ask the question once again do we really have it all covered?

To embrace the Lord’s promise in healing of one’s thoughts and actions we find that arrogance, ignorance, and pride have worked together and not necessarily in that order has kept us away from carrying our cross daily.

In ones awakening we find ourselves partaking in this feast from above where we find the old has truly passed within in the newness of becoming refreshed.

Is this not our purpose as followers of Jesus Christ to embrace His grace daily to celebrate and feast with the unleavened bread of Life and not the spoiled bread of old? In all the sincerity and truth we find our comforter the Holy Spirit exposing our adversary of old. Yes indeed, Jesus is The Bread of Life!

1Corinthians 5:8 Therefore let us celebrate the feast, no with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Intimacy with God

Most have been slow to champion love in its intimate form because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transforms the schemes and operations of one’s ego in a very mighty way.

Every intimate whisper carrier’s secreted skeletons away in its initial lovely surfaces are the ever changing makings of complete intimacy with God. In it’s healing we count it all as rubbish.

This is what intimacy does to us over time. It causes us to inherit and trade our stories within its then we realize the value of knowing Jesus as Lord, to become a Champion in Life is to have been transformed in His Love with others.

Philippians 3:8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ.

The Ultimate Tutor

To envision all people working together for the common good. Through our collective consciousness, we create a better world throughout our community.

At a young age were taught the value of togetherness. To embrace this childhood character we find ourselves engaging in good works, people working tirelessly to accomplish their task, instinctively team work explodes like never before.

To work with others, we witness the hand of the ultimate tutor from above who silently descends within the hearts of a Nation’s populous.

As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. 2 Corinthians 6:1

 Scripturally Sound?

A cowardly act took place Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing six people and wounding at least three others, including a police officer, before being shot to death by authorities.

In all its hatred fueled by religious profiling we find ourselves as people of faith questioning a man’s motive? In all honesty hate fuels God’s promise of a savior as we Christians know it in Jesus Christ.

The origins of Sikhism lie in the teachings of Guru Nanak and his successors. The essence of Sikh teaching is summed up by Nanak in these words: "Realization of Truth is higher than all else. Read (

Thou many of us who have studied other religious beliefs find ourselves in awe of the many rabbit trails that humanity takes to God, but in truth we see the promise of Christ everywhere we turn?

In this horrible tragedy we can’t help but notice the Lord working in the mist of his word and promise. Those in the temple found themselves praying for the gunman? Amazing, which brings us to the matter of truth?

Our faith in Christ tells us there’s only one way to God. We as people of faith should take note of God’s call throughout our surroundings these folks are inviting all Americans to partake in the celebration of dining together? Wow!

To be scripturally sound is to practice the Lord’s word in our lives, can we really practice in the mist of tragedy like these folks are it's something to think about on this day.

In the Sikh teachings we find there humbleness of spirit in the following scriptures? (To dine with your adversary.) Psalms 23:1-6, Mark 12:28-31, (Love your neighbor as yourself.) Luke 23:34 (Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.)

Will God’s grace bring those to realignment from those rabbit trails of old? It’s where we should pray for our fellow man and woman that they find the glorious promise of God in Jesus Christ.

Here I go again

Our instincts were right from the beginning when we let go, we all surrendered our lives and all that concerned us to the living power and presence of Jesus Christ within us.

For all the mistakes we know of that led some away know that he’s making his rounds once again, to give it one more try one ponders by one's throbbing heart.

Are your thoughts embracing this pulsating adventure once more, you know the Lord is near when your spirit is in search of this lost love, sadly many allowed themselves to be led astray by the worries of their world. Are friends encouraging you?

The season is right, here you go again walking into love, faith in wisdom and trust is here once again to get plugged in once more is the blessing of your surroundings on this glorious day!

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Strung Out

How many folks do you know of that struggle with drug abuse? Or maybe you’ve had this battle yourself, stepping away is not as easy as some would suggest. We’ve all seen it throughout our communities a user who feels like they're not high despite being heavily impaired, resulting in continued heavy drug dosing.

Why does the populous of a country get so strung out with such foolishness to some it’s as easy as saying NO to drugs! But for some it becomes a life long choice. To implicate its spiritual roots is to know that all drugs have a habit forming character that sadly in its misuse or in it’s over indulges imprisons the mind and soul of a person.  

How does one escape that never ending emotional exhausting journey and mental state of choice? From experience many of us know that when a person is emotionally exhausted in their lack of joy we find the tears for change that are so deeply rooted within a persons heart that it takes a supernatural intervention to bring forth change.

To watch people confront their addictions with treatment and intervention in prayer from friends and families darkness is simply exposed in deliverance of its purpose of destruction in its habit-forming controlling cycle its character leaves one spiritually and physically worn down a conscious of mind and sensation of awareness takes place where one finds themselves back home in life's purpose.

In the Lords transforming process we find the substance of God’s character pertaining to the functioning solution of deliverance in Jesus Christ, even in a person’s weakest moment they have the power within to call on name above all names the King of Kings Jesus Christ the One who has been given all authority over all things!

The Lords promise...You will have joy and gladness. Luke 1:1

Resting In The End Zone God's Grace

To some God’s grace is a mystery, but on the other hand many embrace walking in it, they live it; they breathe it and will die for it; its what makes this world go around and about.
There is nothing but God's grace holding mankind together in its sacred communion with one another to be as one. Of course this is a mystery that we cannot fully fathom; unless you know Jesus personally it is beyond human experience and limited reality.
God’s gift of grace in its purpose of rebirth is what simply draws us beyond our human standard of excellence it’s where Jesus is glorified in the reality of his existence in rest of his game plan of salvation.
In our search we find the X's & O's of God's play calling in relationship within our mysterious wonders of struggles towards all things under the heavens in this marvelous grace we find ourselves standing in the end zone of grace.
Paul the Apostles shares this beauty of promise: And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2Corinthians 12:9
Lost In Thought

To get lost in our thoughts is to simply find the path to our spiritual nature; the quietness in this state refreshes our awareness in faith of God’s inner peace silently we realize it’s the power of joy that destroys all anxieties and worries of the day.

It becomes the wonderful part of our day, blessed are those who treasure this spiritual jewel of silence in its character life’s abundance rejoices in our hopes and purpose what a glorious thought!

To dedicate ourselves to this moment our lives take a heavenly path through the cross roads of life. In its quietness we find the power of thought that connects us to the nature of Christ, the results are simply heard by His marvelous word.

Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Float On… God’s love overflows in its Return.

If you understand what I’m saying you’ve gotten to the
promise to spend this day in appreciation of God’s infinite love, freely given and gratefully received. The overflow is heartfelt when we share kindness and compassion with others throughout our surroundings.

We find ourselves deserving in partaking of His Divine Love. God’s love is unconditional, without judgment or expectations it floats on, and on… creating a boomerang effect.

In its accurate aim a rotary motion in awareness connects with others in its designed purpose in its return we somehow relinquish judgment on others in this turn of events we find ourselves embracing the healing power that cures all hurt within and towards others.

As we allow His love to fill our hearts, we give and receive the greatest gift of all a humble spirit as we distant ourselves from the wilderness of our trial and error we find in its overflow unconditional love floating and exploding into the godly wisdom we've always desired in its full insight we find our purpose in life.

Philippians 1:9 This is my prayer that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight.

Sharing Your Testimony

Our testimony will always reveal God’s unconditional love, but we all know many throughout the land have their own beliefs it’s then we find our spiritual journey taking us on a mission to encourage others in God's faithfulness and grace through Jesus Christ.

In the process we find Jesus is as miraculous as they say He Is. We should never forget the faithfulness of our God and his awesome power displayed through those he’s put in our path as we’ve grown in the process of sharing our faith we have found our spiritual journey has taken us on a mission of amazing thoughts.

Sharing our testimony has its passionate journey in seed planting on others to know that God’s love for you will also blossom on others whether they accept the message or not is to know he is the one who protects and provides for our every need. Nothing can change this eternal love for all.

To share his goodness is to declare by witness under oath of this invisible power in it's statement of truth our experience prevails under all of humanities misunderstanding of his love.

Sadly this world wonders, and wonders? Of those who testify to this truth. Many throughout the land have been taught religious practice that has been past on from one generation after another.

Can our declaration make a difference? Yes it can friend, His grace, love, mercy, and compassion for others has been proven throughout time, in our own testimony we posse the power that simply marvels those around us, to allow him to cause growth in others is to allow his testimony to prevail.

1 Corinthians 3:7 It's not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What's important is that God makes the seed grow.

Spiritual Indigestion

The beauty of Jesus, in his promise he says; I will not forsake you, he is the One who died on the cross, the One who buried sin in its grave once and for all, the one who mercifully cultivated us from the grave of damnation for nourishment and a newness of life.

In its purpose his promise of eternity is played out in every moment of our lives, and it all hinges on the Lords joy to personally comfort and guide us throughout this journey we call life.

To know a literal spiritual sickness can take place within our choices is to know we’ve encountered his wisdom of love and grace in our decision making we find a constant battle within.

As clear as his words have been from the beginning of time we find the mirror of that promise reflecting in our daily choices where his Spirit clashes with the opposite attraction of heavens promise we Christians know it as the mind of the flesh.

In its disillusion of character many of us find ourselves on the fence of decision making leaving us with a spiritual indigestion, in its simple diagnoses we call it being lukewarm its when we find ourselves crying out where are you Lord?

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

Heavens Domino Effect

A heart for others motivates our actions. We give to others from the love that's been instilled within.

To know God is love, and we are a creation that extends that Love. We find we are guided by this purpose like Christ himself Jesus came to do the work of God.

The vibrating tone of His word exploits those encouraging words, which is inspirational to others that tap of love expresses that motivate, Jesus revealed God to us throughout His ministry as He does today in His actions.

To know the unlimited power we have that can create a positive impact today can only be seen as a heavenly domino effect throughout our surroundings where the populace of a community will find itself embracing this action from within.

1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

The Excellence of Life

We must ask ourselves - what was Al’s secret formula? What was it that made him so effective in drawing millions to what we now call the Raider Nation?

For years, people have debated on his integrity, identity and legacy, however; there is one thing that stands out in all his life’s accomplishments Al Davis was a friend to those who embraced his passion, but an adversary in respect to those who ignored his calling to commitment to excellence.

Likewise we find Jesus is a friend to those who embrace life’s passion in salvation or whether one chooses to ignore His call His identity and legacy stands firm to entertain His call is to know there’s a little bit of Jesus in everyone one of us.

In it's beauty we find the character of opposite attractions in love and hate one needs to know we all have a little bit of Raider in every one of us! To commit to Christ is to live in the excellence of Life we then find we've become a friend in respect to those who ignore the call to commitment to excellence.

…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8.

Led by the Spirit

The inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives propels many towards one's passion in commitment to excellence of life's purpose and glory, to follow our conscience is to be led by the Spirit as fragile and too distant as it may seem know this friends the comfort of our struggles hurts, frustrations, and fears are abstracted in such grace.

The Lord’s Spirit within deals with our inner senses in the indwelling of our hearts, minds, and souls is where the creator builds a fortress of power and protection for those who are reborn of spirit its where our thoughts become positive and our actions in word affirm and recognize our security in God within.

There’s no future without acknowledgement of this power or maintaining one’s relationship with the Lord, even when it’s stormy, no matter where we are in life whether it be in our surroundings or on the field of dreams to allow Jesus to guide you is to be centered in His peace by our presence of conscience we find ourselves in a win-win situation… can we say “Just Win Baby!

Philippians 4:1; I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Born To Be Dependent

From the voices of those who know, a father’s hand reigns in a child’s perfect dependence. In our search of one’s call to follow Jesus a character of faithfulness as children brings forth a humble spirit that rebukes such worries as seen in the world.

A prayer in our daily needs is communion with our Creator, as we all know it’s not easy when you have to provide for you’re love ones in such economic depression.

To know a child of God naturally triumphs in silence within the character of a child in one’s dependence on the Lord to provide we find our birth is dependent on His glorious hand of Fatherhood.

To breathe and lean on His hands like a child at heart moves God’s hand in our dependence His heart is set on fire to provide. Oh yes, He knows your name like no other, He can move mountains for you in your surroundings to provide, you’ll never find such a love as you allow Him to be God.

Be still, and know that I am God! Psalm 46:10

God’s Entrenched Pattern

Whether we desire better relationships with others, or a new job, a healthier lifestyle or simply a greater realization of God in our search we find it’s a life time adventure we soon find what we seek is also seeking us.

We must remember that God wants us to be people with an ear to his voice to always seek a conscious heart in return we tap into the entrenched pattern of promise. On the other hand the pattern that many chose in yesteryear’s historic biblical testimony should give us fair warning.

The culture’s of past generations that opened themselves up to God's judgement in such a harsh manner had many warning signs. To allow this biblical truth to resurface in our time would be complete foolishness on our part how can we tell if we’ve entrenched ourselves in our own self-will?

The heart of God’s testimony is confident in its warnings and patience, love, and so forth; yes he’s given everyone of us freewill but to know through life’s choices have we not learned that to approach our own unfolding will is to bring forth his pattern of judgment in truth.

How do we know this pattern has resurfaced in our lives? Its simple friends… how does your heart react to his marvelous word in truth?

Have a bless day friends!

Romans 2:2. Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth.

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

The Sparkle of Hope

In God’s light the birds and flowers dance in their beauty the Lord is glorified in all His creation. Haven't we've all had such inspirations in making a splash in the indwelling of our surroundings.

In our hopes of family and friends we all want to make a positive difference in our community. In our passion we find Jesus is our greatest inspiration He lift's us up higher in the promise of faith, and hope. He told his followers: “You are the light of the world.”

To reflect on His teaching and remember we are worthy of such glory is a blessing a light to others who can benefit from our gifts in Christ. Our great testimony can be seen throughout the land.

Our own Oakland Raiders LB Aaron Curry and SS Mike Mitchell who teamed up with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to raise food and funds for those in need is what Christ spoke about. The beauty of being in this light sparkles in the hearts of its populace throughout the city.

You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.—Matthew 5:14

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

Receptive Guidance

Through each season, we gain a new focus on skillful movement about ourselves. We prosper as we workout those issues within to live and acknowledge we find an infinite supply of new discoveries and opportunities.

We seem healthier physically and spiritually as we make choices that nurture the perfect life in Christ to have interaction with our thoughts and actions we allow Spiritual guidance and growth.

To be receptive to the Holy Spirit that guides, comforts and teaches us, we find ourselves blessed beyond the days that await us in the glory of new life.

But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John

To be Thankful

In the celebration of our Nation’s freedom we find both soldier and their love ones are affected beyond belief, the price that many have paid with their lives throughout this great land we find generations of broken hearts in the tears of a country it makes us all what to be closer.

Many days have come and gone in America’s history in its passion of freedom to cherish the efforts of those who have protected this God given right we find ourselves with the same passion of heart to be closer to those who are left behind.

Those children who embrace the ground where love ones have been laid to rest we find that old sweet liberty we cherish in Christ to celebrate this day we find the heart of a child drawn to the cross where the Lord abides in comfort.

In our remembrance in prayer we find the treasures of life’s freedom in celebration of thanksgiving in their memory.

Have a bless 4th of July my friends!

In Remembrance of Al Davis

On the day we celebrate our independence we find a heart of tribute in remembrance of our good friend Al Davis who today celebrates his birthday in heavens glory the memories of Al’s accomplishments are everlasting in the hearts of the Raider Nation.

Millions fell in Love with his passion in its creation a Nation was born. All who bare the Silver & Black in its testimony we find that no boundaries can limit this commitment to excellence in the pride and joy of life we even find our own military embracing this call in its remarkable tribute to the shield.

In our remembrance we can only say thank you Lord for such a friend as Al Davis.

 Happy Birthday Mr. Davis!

Many in the Raider Nation had the pleasure to meet this gentle giant of a man who ruled over his opponents throughout the landscape of the AFL & NFL his game was legendary with the Oakland Raiders.

When the Raider Nation found out that Ben was fighting cancer we all prayed for him God answered our prayers our beloved brother has gone home where he’s at peace.

But know this friend he is in the greatest company of all. In the separation of death to eternal life we find the treasures of a father, husband, and friend we seem to find the silver lining to rejoice in our everlasting memory's of our time with him.

To pray for his family is to be blessed beyond our time to know we will see him once again, we can only say thank you Jesus! Rest in the glory of heaven Ben we will miss you. Until we see you again... thank you friend.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15.

Spinning Around In Grace

We often take for granted what we have, the Lord whispers where we live, the friends who bless our lives have gracefully embraced us, and the family that gives us a place to belong and grow gracefully receives a touch from heaven.

All of these are all gifts to us from God. He gives them to us in abundance as we spin around freely in this roller coaster of grace. We soon find that we don’t deserve this.

But, we ought not to feel this way God’s desire for us is to live obediently not just to please him, but He’s able to protect us and those we love. He knows how to make us feel so good in our hopes and actions by living for him and not for ourselves we then find we’ve been justified by faith, in return He gives us such a peace.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Applying Grace

Each day is a new opportunity, and in its glory it will be filled with things we cannot anticipate or even prepare for in this statement we find Jesus is concerned that we not have a critical spirit toward others, especially about their motives in speech, and in action.

We can't assume to know another person's heart; only God can. When we ourselves are unfairly critical, overly harsh, or legalistic in judgment, we need to remember that somehow over that majestic rainbow reflects God’s promise of a new day, will He use that same standard on us on that day?

Choosing to live in His grace and strength we are able to apply a ministering heart to others rather than trusting in that old manner of yesteryear. Hasn’t Jesus dealt with us with such grace in the same purpose of change?

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:10

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

Summer Breeze

God’s unfolding hand guides us throughout the land in such a way we find our hearts greeting wisdom like never before, heavens spiritual seasons bring forth change in our children in silence they lean on Mom and Dad in anticipation of summer’s days.

Each opportunity we encounter is in divine order from above, every development in our children’s growth we find a sparkle in their eyes in this unfolding pattern we find the sifting breeze of summer.

You become that name across the sky in this unfolding dependence of love. Yes my friends we ask the Lord to provide in hope for summer days. You wonder how I will provide but then before you know it your child knows who to thank.

To greet this day with gratitude in your needs is to lean completely on the Lord who has already embraced every season as an everlasting gift; in your  life’s hopes and dreams He's brought forth His word of promise in separating you from worrying in this beautiful season of summer days.

Psalm 143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Unlimited Grace

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?" Matthew 6:25.

God gets to the matter of His purpose there is nothing more refreshing than to hear it from Jesus himself in the assurance that God’s grace is enough. In His never ending qualities and good works towards our needs He gracefully provides.

To look back at the paper trail in our lives we can’t help but notice in His word of promise He’s always provided in His unfolding prefect ways. This grace is gracefully given above and beyond as we come to an understanding in faith towards the unlimited prosperity in life's purpose in Christ.

How well does your spiritual path redeem these qualities or is it based on the amount of money that one has in their bank accounts. For those who do not worry can truly testify in this graceful overflow of opportunities that come in life according to the grand scheme of things in Jesus Christ.

In Greed We Trust?
Throughout the land many tend to themselves in a character of greed that pays short term wages which eventually brings forth death in one’s quest for prosperity. If we get paid what is due were never going to be satisfied with our wages.

The riches of the world are those that Jesus warned us of in His call to a godly character; do not be lovers of money. We are to seek the character and promise of the Kingdom first and then all will be given.

But it always seems that money somehow sways our character in this promise? On the other hand, God, who is rich in mercy and grace, gives us His gift because of the sacrifice of Jesus and not what we deserve.

Shouldn’t that make us want to serve Him more passionately knowing that His warnings and faithfulness has a perfect track record throughout past generations in this marvelous gift of prosperity in Jesus Christ.

Look around friends in your surroundings many that are struggling today somehow lost focus in this calling to be humble with what one has.

Sadly many embraced the treasures of this world without Christ in the forefront, today we even have a television show called American Greed exposing this dysfunctional character.

God's call is to trust in Jesus Christ for all things. And why is that? He owns everything friends! For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23.

Celebrate in the Lord

Oh How David was ridiculed for his Love of God as he rejoiced with dancing and praise at the Ark of the Covenant's return home.

Many stood in the character of criticism in a day where many wondered why one man would rejoice in such a way? Nonetheless David found it as a great day!

Many of us today find the same joy where he’s touched our hearts. Oh yes he does, he knows how to make us feel so good, he knows how to talk to us, he knows we’ve waited for such a moment. Oh yes he knows how to touch us like no other.

Have you found yourself rejoicing in the Lord’s presence in the simplicity of life’s blessings and adventures struggles, have you been ridiculed for your love of God, have you found yourself dancing before the Lord.

The seasons of life come to every one of us where we shed tears and express the joys of life, but in all honesty when this moment is had where we can muster up a shout of praise in dance in our struggles and joys of life we've experienced a great day in the glory of heavens promise.

... I will celebrate before the LORD. 2 Samuel 6:21

Just around the Bend

Forgiveness always comes to mind in our ever-changing world our minds take us in a thoughtful journey daily, we take action we picture a better day ahead, we release the feeling to God, and why? Because we know it’s the thing to do.

Our hearts fill with compassion our hearts take a strange turn around the bend…? Oh no, can it be our feelings are changing like the wind in some strange majestic swirl of faith we realize somehow were being changed, and strengthened within.

Many of us today search for heavens glory throughout only to find our reunion with God’s joy and peace rest on our choice towards forgiving others. In this practice we find ourselves speaking, and serving others with the authority of God’s Almighty Power of Love.  

Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies.—1 Peter 4:11

A Fathers Face

Throughout the land, today is a day set aside to bless and celebrate our fathers. Yes indeed blessed is the man who hears those precious voices who call him father.

The face of fatherhood has many stories and situations that only one can undertake in its blessings, yet troubled is the man who does not hear those whispers of his own.

A father is a provider by nature, yet a man who does not provide or can not complete this call is troubled within, but those who do are blessed in the eyes of the world, yet for generations fathers have stretched their hearts throughout time in their intimate communion towards their families.

Yet some cry out like the prodigal sons who have journeyed in the opposite direction to provide in the blessings of fatherhood. Yet a man’s ultimate goal on this day ought to be; have I been a blessing or just maybe I need to embrace the prodigal call of my heart.

Certainly a child’s heart can propel a father’s heart into his arms look around throughout the land my friend many are celebrating this gift of fatherhood, yes indeed a troubled man is blessed in the mist of communion with others.

The Lords Promise is to simply desire His heart of Fatherhood: Psalm 37:5. Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Have a bless fathers day my friends!

Embracing the Cross

But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:15

To know the price that was paid so our sins could be forgiven! Then to receive his instructions of forgiveness in doing the same for those who have sinned against us should embrace us to leave it at the cross.

To understand that a friendship in Christ is to be like one with him and others demonstrates the stern statement where God will not forgive us unless we do the same towards others, this should leave us searching within how gracious this domino effect of love spreads when we do likewise.

Early Morning Peace

We begin by settling into a quiet space and making God our focal point. We consciously withdraw our focus from the tasks at hand before the day.

Any concerns that remain are gently accepted as we nudge our first cup of coffee in full awareness in our thoughts of the day for a moment we lose focus but then we come back to God, back to the present moment.

Having laid this offering of attention at the altar within, we feel a gift of inner peace rising up from within. When we leave this time and return to our day, we share the gift of peace with everyone as we travel throughout our surroundings.

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Are You Plugged In?

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12

Our strength is shown in our faith when were plugged in; God’s strength is best seen in our struggles in this weakness we face a defeated foe who has limited power, sin and temptation is his battle cry we stand in the mist of spiritual forces whose leader has only one purpose, and what is that?

It’s the simple fact that he loves to rob us of our joy and peace when we make a choice to seek the promise of the Lord. Our daily battle is within our thoughts and actions. Oh yes, we do have an adversary and where does he strike with all his might?

The devils weaponry is exposed when we find ourselves playing church? To keep our spiritual vigor on course is to keep God's promise of Life alive, its at that point we find ourselves exposing God’s mighty strength and Love through Jesus Christ by His Spirit in our choice to destroy those evil thoughts of action of old. Soon we feel those evil forces within the heavenly of all realms…dissipate within  you and I.

Express Yourself

The greatest assurance of a joy-filled future is the cultivation of happiness now. Every step of life’s pathway is rich and joyous. Every person, every task, every circumstance bears a blessing in its struggle. To find those blessings and be glad in them is to fulfill our divine future.

The goodness of life is to express yourself in every season, consider your struggles in the character of wisdom whenever you face trials of any kind this unique longingly toward the end of the storm we find our greatest promise of all knowing we are not alone in our expressions in life's journey with those who match our passion.

In all the glory of God we find the same character in us where we will not forsake our commitment of expression to fulfill our destiny. 

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we may say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 3:5: 6

To be One

What is important to us? It may be the love of family and friends, or the pride we take in the place we live, or the work we do or better yet in the games we play!

While many things are important to many, the belief many hold most dear is ones belief in the power and presence of ones existence. Many claim it’s the foundation of ones life. It is the place where many begin each day, and it sustains them throughout, or does it?

Many close their eyes for a moment in thought. Breathing into and out of their whole being, they find rest in awareness in the presence of time as one. They find themselves in one within? Soon they find themselves soothed and strengthened, empowered and animated in their own presence as one.

But then they realize what Jesus has spoken in promise by those who follow Him, and say to themselves hey wait a minute… I’m in one, with who? Oh my! I have everything in my life that God has promised! Oh my...“For the Love of God I believe!”

God's glorious calling to be One: “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him.—John 9:38

The Temple of Glory

Today we find ourselves devoting our prayer time to the divine idea of wholeness. In this search we find a silence power within, we find the innate power of God. This power created us to be a living expression of a perfect plan.

Wholeness is our natural state of being, the vibrancy of God expressed through all living things. While proper medical and psychological care supports our state in healing, wholeness is our essential nature.

It comes from within. Both the idea of perfection and its capacity to become manifest are implanted within each individual we are one with God. We affirm good health of every kind, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, in one’s life and the lives of all.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? … Glorify God in your body. 1Corinthians 6:19-20.

Kingdom Life

The first step in letting God direct our life’s is letting go of worries, concerns and frustrations. To release what we’ve been struggling over, what has consumed our thoughts and drained our energy.

We find letting go of our worries we soon find we allow our bodies, and mind to relax, we soon feel the burden lifted from our shoulders. As we gently release any concern, we find ourselves making room for the living water to fall in all areas giving us the joy and peace we seek in God’s call to rest in His presence.

We focus our thoughts on God and His sanctuary of hope, peace, power and potential within. We find this sanctuary the ultimate blessing as we make a choice to remove the barriers we have built through personal strife.

As we let go and rest in the presence of God, We are assured that all things we desire come from within.

But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.—Matthew 6:33

Wings of Glory

In many ways, we are like the birds of the field we too are free to spread our wings we call it freewill to go about our own business. Perhaps some of us feel we have limitations and we find ourselves desiring to soar like the eagles that travel through heavens realm.

Some of us feel restricted by circumstance, but in our hopes and dreams we see beyond our possibilities, blessed are those who have the gift of imagination, we envision our life with excitement to be free as those birds in heavens glory of creation.

But to know the Lord treasures us more than anything else in this world should embrace our heart. Just maybe today your feeling its time to set a new course in the Lord’s guidance’s can it be time for a new chapter in one's life.

Are you ready for the ultimate ride of your life the red carpet awaits you? Your ticket was prepay-ed over 2000 years ago. You do have the freedom to create the life you desire! Yes, we are free as those beautiful birds of the air, but to know that they have limitations in the heart of salvation should be our thought of the day.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17.

Have a great day Raider Nation!

Who are We?

Today we ought to ask ourselves, who am I? Our answer might fill the books of the world with this question. We may describe a character of our personality or some type of physical attribute in our appearance.

In all of our descriptions that come to mind indicate who we are on the outside, but who are we at the core? Who are we in the truth of our being?

We are spiritual beings filled with divine light and love. We are one with Spirit, and therefore, we “can do all things.” We are children of the creator.

We are strong and secure, for we are guided by the all-knowing presence of God. We are a vibrant and healthy Nation of people in all areas, for we are infused with God’s healing spirit for life.

You are unique and a valuable part of this world. You are a beloved child of God. Who do you say called you to His glory?

Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”—Matthew 16:15

Momentum in Faith

The spirit of God is with and within us. It is the source of our strength, creativity and courage. We open our hearts to divine wisdom and trust in the guidance we receive.  Acting with confidence in faith opens the door to new opportunities in life.

In practice we no longer should be hesitant; we now have courage in faith, in experience, in all that life has to offer, this promise awaits every one of us.

The presence of the Holy Spirit guides us like no other through the journey of life, in this momentum of the season we find God's promise as explosive as His teachings.

To step confidently into the Lord’s promise is to live by His word. For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

Sold out for Life

Just as we can turn a different direction when we walk through life’s obstacles, we can change the direction of our thoughts as we wish. If you are feeling tired, sad or disappointed and you want to feel energized, know that mental stress can be more tiring than physical to change our thinking is the ultimate challenge.

What brings us joy, what sparks our creativity, what excites us about being alive? We consider it all as we ponder what a positive difference we can make as we lend a hand or take better care of ourselves. To take action, feel enthusiasm, a zest for life is to take the challenge within one’s outlook of thought.

We are too simply shift gears in our thinking it makes all the difference. At one point we ought to sell out for all of life’s promises and smile, and recognize our potential in the Lord’s guidance.

Our enthusiasm can be contagious! Others around us will catch that positive energy. As we feel the spirit of God moving through us to do mighty works!

Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, and serve the Lord. Romans 12:11.

In Silence We find our Divine Path

When faced with a significant decision, we may search for a solution from a variety of sources. We consider our past experiences, or we ask a friend for an opinion. At the root of our search for guidance we find the Lord is our true source.

We quietly realize our thoughts and concerns rest within on His silent voice of whispers, we quietly close our eyes and relax before the King of Kings we find ourselves tapping into a vast path of divine solutions that brings peace within, that’s how we know it’s the right decision.

Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. —Psalm 143:10

In God We Trust

The beauty of a Nation stands in remembrance, in its graceful tribute we find the ultimate sacrifice as we hear the roar of the crowd in celebration of life’s pleasures we find a heartfelt passion to remember the call for freedom.

On this day of remembrance our hearts vibrate like never before as we bow our hearts in memory towards all those men and women who have served and died for our country.

We are blessed to hear the sound of children laughing in our communities, we are blessed to experience life in its fullness, to feel the sun’s warmth, and to have the freedom to listen to the quiet voice of the oceans that surround this beautiful country.

In this setting we find the beauty of a meaningful tribute to those men and women and their families. To remember is to be blessed in our responsibility in God’s call to brotherhood.

In this honor we find love to provide comfort in service and prayer towards the families of our fallen soldiers. In this love we find honor by those who we serve in remembrance that are left wounded. In this Love we find the proclamation of God the creator.

In our remembrances we find ourselves in the Lord’s call to trust in Him, Jesus gave us this promise of freedom in Love for comfort. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34.

Have a bless Memorial Day Raider Nation!

To Trust in Jesus

The One presence in this world that is above all is to know that every present situation is powered by God’s Love everywhere we turn to the presence of God within we find His guiding hand in our choices.

We find His hand in answered prayer for others who wish and dream in Him, He inspires our thinking, in His guidance we adjust our attitude, and infuse our interactions with love and respect.

We give thanks for the illuminating light that surrounds us; the divine love that unfolds within blesses others, and that same power that protects us. Likewise, we hold this truth for our loved ones knowing they are safe and secure.

With our faith and trust firmly in Christ, we find ourselves at peace. We are free to enjoy life, to travel and to savor new adventures, living each day with confidence in our desires to trust in Jesus to make wishes come true for others in the power of His Spirit of Love.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts. —Psalm 28:7

Have a great day Raider Nation!

Jailen Cooper

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For I know the Plans
Ideas can fill our imagination, beyond what we have ever considered possible. Our thoughts are divinely propelled by desires to express our infinite potential. Powered by spiritual understanding we find ourselves aiming at life’s highest goals in the quietness of one’s inner dialogue within.

We push ourselves to move out of complacency and claim the abundant good that awaits us in God’s promise. We open to its power and confidently pursue the realization of our God-given potential by His promise in word.

This character of practice brings forth a commitment to passion in the excellence of our testimony. I believe we can say the Raider Nation was an eyewitness to this calling in Al Davis… Do you have the same imagination, our potential in Christ is far beyond our wildest dreams.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11. Thank You Jesus!

Have a great day Raider Nation!

The Sacrifice of freewill?

Anytime we feel disappointed or sad about some aspect of our lives, the rule should be; to go within the presence of God. Resting in God’s pure love, where we are put at ease. The love of God comforts us as we know well.

But sometimes we make decisions to avoid this Love? Why is that? We should know better? That same love we share with others springs from this presence at the core of our being, with every caring and compassionate word and action we should know that we are a conduit for God’s love.

God tells us by His word to embrace Him at all times with songs of praise with the lips of our mouths, Why is that? Friends its the simplicity of His hands and ears at work within knowing that you’ve made a choice to rest on His love its where our souls struggle in the gift of freewill that comes at ease in our choice to embrace His Name! 

Through Jesus then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name. Hebrews 13:15.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Moving the Chains towards the End Zone

When we encounter obstacles in Life’s journey, we are to shift our thinking and movement to consider a new perspective, devoting time to prayer and meditation we find God's game plan for our next move just as our favorite brothers who play this great game on any given play obstacles present themselves.

In those encounters they shift gears on the playing field by drawing up a game plan to the right or to the left they go in their movement they know, they have found protection in their practice with their fellow teammates.

As for us we find God has provided protection in our practice in the horizon with His hand of guidance in our fellowship with the body of Christ who we call our teammates we find moving the chains a joy!

As we run with God's glory we slow down to concentrate on the issue at hand and gradually regain momentum as we attain clarity and understanding. We shift to a higher consciousness, and we gain a new perspective, a sense of peace and renewed awareness of our oneness with God takes place in one's understanding that a character of perseverance has come forth in our joy of those obstacles.

As for the Silver & Black we call it... “Touchdown Raiders!”

James 1:2-3; consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Have a great day Raider Nation!

The Wonders of Life

To keep our minds filled with joyous, constructive, beautiful, health-producing thoughts that maintain the joy of life is to take God’s call to heart. We observe our thoughts in creation and focus on loving and accepting others.

If we find ourselves slipping into negative thoughtful patterns, we are to gently redirect our thoughts and hearts back to honor God in honoring others, in the process of rebirth a thoughtful awakening takes place on how precious life is, the wonders of life take a new journey in its heartbeat in loving others.

It brings a balance in mind and body affirming the good health that follows every one of us by maintaining inner harmony with all in our surroundings. To listen to the heartbeat of the Lord within we find peace knowing he is with us.

Live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.—2 Corinthians 13:11.

New Life

The truth about our health is this: A new lifestyle. Nothing stands in the way of this truth; rather, we stand in the truth of our wholeness.

To align our thoughts in God’s word, body and spirit with complete health. We reject activities, conversations and media choices that do not serve our benefit. We focus on the Divine Life at hand and know we are whole and blessed.

Through meditation and prayer, we align with the indwelling Spirit of the Lord. Our daily choices reflect the value we’ve placed on the life we’ve been given to live.

We affirm our wholeness with every thought, word and action. We are healthy, whole and complete. In this new life we become super heroes throughout the land.

I am going to bring it recovery and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.—Jeremiah 33:6

Have a bless day Raider!

The Mountains and Hills will rejoice in your Joy

Our enthusiasm in Christ is fueled by our awareness of true joy, the joy that lives within us battles against daily circumstances of pessimism, lack, fear or doubt.

Our Joy in Christ does not depend on outer situations or other people. This joy is innate. It comes from the unfailing source of the Spirit of our creator the Holy Spirit triggers joy in its promise of rebirth within us.

When we allow joy to surface, even in difficult times, its powerful explosive energy calls forth our good. As we share joy freely, our own joy is increased destroying the pessimism of that ever surfacing character of old.

For you shall go out in joy … the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song. Isaiah 55:12.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Coming Home

Jesus did not let the man from whom he had cast out demons come with him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19

This man was given a second chance in life’s journey, rescued from the power of Satan and the grave. How will he use it? Simple he will go tell those in his family what the Lord has done for him.

Isn't that what we need to be doing with the non-followers in our families? Embracing them in our prayers in the same merciful call as yesteryear's statement of truth, today by His promise that day will come the question is how will you receive them? Get ready friends that day is coming soon!

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

True friends

What is a friend to do? The Bible gives us many written purposes of this definition and examples the most extreme we find is the desire within a paralyzed man who’s hope and faith leaned on Jesus. Whose friends went to great extremes to get him to Jesus?

Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.. Luke 5:18-19.

How about you friend? Are you willing to rip the roof off for a friend! I don’t know about you, but that’s a friend I want to be. Yes indeed, a friend in Christ is pleasing to Almighty God its where we find ourselves blessed beyond our wildest dreams.

In their effort to get him to Jesus we find the things that ultimately result in the glory of heaven from yesteryear to our present time a man’s and woman’s forgiveness and healing takes a written purpose.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Our Purpose of Time

So it is our life. Every time we achieve a goal, we find ourselves at a place of a new beginning as well as completion. Before a new chapter has a chance to unfold, we may feel we’ve come to a crossroad of time. Yet as soon as we realize were ready for that new open door of opportunity we find its time to move forward.

Faith in self confidence is a godly character of passion within; we know a good purpose is being fulfilled through us. As we close one chapter in our life, a new one opens with hope and promise. Are you ready!

The Lords promise of time: I am the Alpha and the Omega.—Revelation 1:8

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

The Silver Lining of Life

In Life God made scientific evidence in the nature of His creation. Life in the vitality of a nourishing rain, the warm sunshine of a spring day, and a field arrayed in its field of Silver & Black end zones in all its divine purpose of life we express ourselves in praise.

The life of God flows through us as well in illustration of its field of dreams. We express our divine potential when we develop our interests and follow our dreams in Christ. We feel new enthusiasm for life as we let go of fear and limiting beliefs.

We see that our life holds great opportunity for joy and fulfillment in the pleasures of life. Every experience offers us a chance to grow into our full potential, to learn and to express what is uniquely ours as we offer the world around us a glimmer of hope.

We are the flowing waters of life in the midst of a Nation above all Nation's we are the Raider Nation that is unfolding our divine propose everyday in the glory of Jesus Christ throughout our surroundings.

The Lord's Promise: He turns a desert into pools of water … And there he lets the hungry live. Psalm 107:35, 36

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

How would you Introduce Jesus

How does the gospel apply to our lives today? How does one introduce Jesus in our surroundings?

John the Baptized gave us a glimpse of God’s promise he asked people to repent and be baptized? To get the big picture here was not that John had it all together in his appearance alone many today would shy away from listing to this call.

The message was about as clear as God’s promise that he would use the foolish things of the world in glorify in Son, at long last he was about to appear! Now my question to you friend is this, how would you introduce Jesus 2nd coming to the world around you, will you bring shame to the wise and strong?

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1Corinthians 1:27

Have a great day Raider Nation!

The Morning Shine

There is nothing quite like that feeling when you open your eyes to the day's morning shine it feels as though the day was written just for you!

By our thoughts and hopes we venture in the world in our mortal limitations… but, as we know that’s not so God made us in His own image and likeness.

Since God is perfect, we can identify ourselves in the thought of the day, we are as perfect in Christ as we shine before the glory of heaven in our testimony! Have a bless day Raider Nation!

A Mother’s Love

Love is the most powerful force in the world. It unites us with one another, just as a mother's love unites her with her children.

A mother's love is a demonstration of love's most natural expression. Love fosters acceptance, compassion and forgiveness. It helps us see the best in others.

A mother's place in our lives may be filled by our natural or adopted mother, or another who assumes that role. She provides us guidance, comforts our pain, nurtures our development, and helps us learn to stand on our own.

We all have a story in God’s glorious gift of Motherhood in this Love the Lord’s Love is exposed in the glory of His creation from the beginning to the present.

As we have received love, so we give it. Through our innate power to love, we comfort and nurture others. Through our words and actions, we share the love we have received from our Mother’s.

This never ending exchange of love continues according to His promise. Love never ends.1 Corinthians 13:8.

 Have a bless Mother’s Day Raider Nation!

To be grateful for Everything

It is easy to express gratitude when everything appears to be going good. However, when we feel something is missing or we are uncomfortable, we may lose sight of the good in our life.

When we express gratitude at home, work or school, or in our relationships, we soon realize that a thankful attitude changes our outlook for the good. Just as we might adopt a healthy eating or exercise plan to enhance our physical well-being, we adopt a practice of gratitude for our spiritual and emotional wellness.

To cultivate a thankful frame of mind at all times, we find the beauty of life. We give thanks in recognizing the complete package that shapes our lives as we guide the next generation in the glorious promise of life.

God’s full package of grace; since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken let us give thanks. Hebrews 12:28

To be at Peace

We accept the responsibility as we make a choice to be like Christ in this dark world. No matter how confused outer circumstances may become, we do not allow them to disturb our inner joy.

We are the captains of our thoughts, our reaction to turmoil is one of calmness when our mind is at peace, we are receptive to the inspiration of the Christ within, we then find a way out of every difficulty.

Our ability to meet conditions with grace comes from our peace of mind in the Spirit of the Lord. We do not imagine disastrous scenarios; we visualize what Christ hopes in our desires.

In His unveiling we come face to face in His purpose He then incorporates the will of joy and peace within our thoughts to dwell on every situation in the commitment of excellence in His glorious call for wisdom in our lives.

The Lords call for us, Listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom. --Job 33:33

Taking Faith to Heart

We all know that with God all things are possible. In prayer and meditation, as we align our thoughts and hearts we find the connection that’s pleasing unfolding an explosive touch to the heart of Jesus the cloak once more becomes our illustration of promise.

One day as Jesus walked among the people, healing and teaching; a woman touched his cloak and was healed of a hemorrhage. She thought it was the personal power of Jesus that healed her, but Jesus reminded her that her own faith made it possible.

Each time we pray, our faith grows. Each time we see good unfolding in our life and in the lives of others, our faith expands beyond heavens glory. Each time we turn to God within, we "touch the cloak" once more.

Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well.--Matthew 9:22.

The Green Pastures of Forgiveness

When someone we love hurts our feelings or betrays our trust, we can consciously choose how to react. We can choose to harbor a grudge, lash out in anger, or retaliate. Or we can choose to forgive.

Holding on to resentment is like holding your breath in the likeness of child’s play the longer one holds it; our gift of life dissipates with no purpose. The breath of Life is to forgive its when healing begins.

When we forgive, we open the door to both physical and spiritual healing. Our mind and heart become one as we find ourselves walking on the green pastures that the Lord has provided our body relaxes and releases stress when we choose forgiveness.

The path to peace, happiness and freedom is revealed in good health we then find joy in choosing to forgive ourselves and others.

Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive?"--Matthew 18:21

 Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Tried of being Penalized?

Some of you have been blessed with employment your work gives you an opportunity to be a blessing to your family, but somewhere along the line you’ve been penalized and over worked?

Or you’re surrounded by people that are difficult and impossible to work with, thoughts of moving on have lingered but you know that in this economy it’s impossible.

But know this; your success is measured by the One who provides, to serve like Christ is to lay down first downs in moving towards the end zone of you're joy to get frustrated on those penalties is complete nonsense its just part of the game we benefit in the Lord’s favor in our humble state of obedience.

God is always moving for us, and how do we know that he’s at work? Yeah, that’s right friends when we pray and praise him somehow we just feel better knowing that something is happening within our request for favor.

The key is to wait have patience knowing that He’s on the prowl to provide peace and joy throughout our surroundings in the work place look for new opportunities within His timing in this practice you’ll find peace now! And joy knowing that this season of frustration will end soon whether were penalized or not.

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." -Psalm 91:1

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

Emotional Release like Christ

Have you ever felt the darkness of forgiveness linger? Even thou you’ve forgiven, no matter how hard you pray you feel constantly pressured when you see that person. This is called being bound to Christ.

In my experience, and by observation within myself and others I find to be like Christ is a call far beyond ones natural expectations, it happens when one forgives and refuses to have in no way any type of interaction with that person or situation that brought a hurtful experience.

Some of us are unaware that type of emotion is what keeps us from God's incredible glory. So how do we get out of it?

The question we should ask ourselves today is how Jesus would handle this lingering effect? Well let's see now in the Lord’s darkest hour He forgave those at Calvary "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34.)

Today He forgives us and has fellowship with us 24/7 can we really grasp the calling to be like Christ, can we have fellowship with those who hurt us and love them like Christ loves them?

It’s something to think about friends on this beautiful day as we travel to our house of worship... it ought to bring a revelation of meaning in this never ending walk towards the light.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
"Keep the faith"

Passion for Greatness

Cinco de Mayo has become a date marked in the hearts of many the foundation of this movement formed many years ago when the Mexican army of yesteryear found themselves defending the land of promise in 1862's victory over the invading force of France at the battle of Puebla.

The imprint left within our forefathers footsteps left a blazing trail in this great country we call America. In this passionate journey this day has been earmarked as a battle cry towards a time of celebration knowing that God was there to rescue those who were being afflicted to bring them into His promise today.

Our people’s testimony crosses throughout the land and seas of this world, today we lean on our thoughts in remembrance of our forefathers who accomplished greatness in their quest of this pulsating sense of pride and passion to become one in this great melting pot of humanity.

To treasure our roots we find ourselves blessed as a Nation no matter where we come from to be still and reflect on yesteryear's events in celebration we find the vibrating sound of God’s glory. What memory do you have of love one’s who have made a difference in your life?

Their blood, sweat and tears have no doubt made a difference throughout ones surroundings to be still and listen to our thoughts we find the joy of life knowing that God was making a world of difference back then, as He is today.

"Be still, know that I am God." - Psalm 46:11. Have a bless Cinco de Mayo Raider Nation!

In Tribute to a fallen Brother

The way one gets meaning into our life is to devote ourselves to loving others, devoting oneself to community and friends in creating something special we find tribute from the heart is far beyond any of the world’s treasures.

Yesterday many NFL greats stood before the cameras and paid tribute with tears flowing from their hearts somehow they braced themselves to remember the beauty of friendship in this timeless journey of life many cried to only find themselves remembering their treasured time with Junior Seau.

Even in grief we saw a silver lining of joy, enduring this tragic news many found themselves paying tribute to a fallen brother in Christ. We all have memories of this great man who played this great game of life whether it was on or off the field today we find ourselves in thought...?

Several years ago on a raining day our beloved Raiders battled the New England Patriots; on this day there was much frustration from the Raider faithful to recall this moment where time seem to cease?

Junior Seau and Randy Moss were having a field day with the Raider Nation in the black hole gesturing towards the end zone pounding their chest! Every one of us stood up in displeasure the roar that followed in frustration was something else!

Junior runs to the end zone he stood before the Raider Nation dancing like a prize fighter pointing his finger from side to side the crowed got louder in frustration, and then it happened he took off his helmet dropping to one knee and broke out in prayer?

The silence that broke out was something else he stood up pointing towards heaven glorifying God before his opponent, in all honesty the blessing that took place on that day was to see the Raider faithful pause for a moment in time to bow there heads in respect. Wow! Thank you Junior for the memories may God Almighty treasure that moment in His heart forever.

In the precious name of Jesus our condolences and prayers go out to his family, friends, and the San Diego Chargers.

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”

Do not be quick with your mouth; do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2

In our frustrations our hopes take a heartfelt journey that are exposed by the words we use, far too many words are spoken in pledge to God that go unfulfilled. To petition Him in life’s pleasures for victory we find our words are too quick and out of our control.

But let's also realize that, while our desires and prayers need to be persistent, our words don't need to be so elaborate or refined. God's desire is that we don't use words that will harm us.

In our obedience we find peace within when things don’t go our way by the tightening of our lips. In this practice we find the X's & O's of God's game plan for victory for a Nation that has found favor throughout the heavens and earth... Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Wonder why Some Praise Him?

The praise that comes from within does not make us vain, but rather humble before our surroundings knowing that our celebration in life’s pleasures is connected to what was purchased by Jesus' enormous sacrifice.

To embrace a heart of joy in our love for life we then find a passion for praise, in this character we find the peace of heavens glory on earth in this great game called life.

God made sure the price for our lack of understanding was paid, but he didn't make us pay it because we could never have fulfilled our obligation. Instead, God paid it himself in Jesus.Yes indeed to be thankful is to be blessed.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ... Romans 5:1

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

A True Maverick

They did what Your power and Will had decided beforehand should happen. Acts 4:28

So often is a true maverick more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred his doings knowing that friendship is there for the taking, everything in life is embraceable if you have an imagination to improvise and see that its still obtainable.              

God who is the ultimate maverick unmasked Satan in his own house…? Jesus came as God's anointed, his holy Messiah who separated himself from the sinful nature of this world, to die for the sins of the people and bring life and immortality to all.

In its original translation the cross of Golgotha was simply a place of death (Skull mount a place of execution) where the sacrifice of Jesus swept the land for our preparation today to recognize by his word in the unmasking of the one who blinds the world.

It was no after-thought, mistake, or revised formula God’s promise stands true today as it did yesterday. Those who were evil and conspired to kill him to keep their place and their position were doing only what God knew they would do; he just ransomed what was intended for evil by a few and made it the source of salvation for all.

Today Golgotha / Calvary is viewed as a place of beauty where God’s maverick stood his ground against evil the unmasking took place as the swaggering boisterous voice of God cried out! “Rise up my Son.”

“What is the role of a pastor?” 

If you asked that question in a poll, you would undoubtedly get many varied and differing opinions depending upon who you asked.  If you asked church folks, you would get many different opinions. 

If you asked other Pastors, you would get varying opinions, but I think the best place to look is in the Word how many times have we heard that a preacher ought to preach for the crowd he wants? In all honesty there's a grain of truth in that but it mostly lacks guidance from God’s will.

One is to guide and pastor those that are present. They're the ones who are there, listening. Preach, teaching and guiding them as their pastor, not merely as their friend but as a friend in Christ.

Shepherding the flock one has is not necessarily the one most want. Pastor Napoleon Kaufman has been called to double duty not by the Raider organization but rather by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, he finds himself today as the Shepherd of the Silver & Black in its never ending call to guide and teach the masses to and in Jesus.

We find God’s word exploding in truth in one man's testimony many will say he’s all over the map? In all honesty its God that makes the call where and how one is to lead; to partake in the glory of Christ as a pastor a Nation is blessed, but some church goers might say he already has a ministry? Oh my, what an inconvenience for Napoleon they will say.

Well today there are those who are present and only God knows how it will end will they listen and allow themselves to be guided will they embrace heavens promise? I believe so, and it sure looks like Pastor is ready for the task at hand he's already got his eye's on the players is the Raider Nation around the world next? Stay tune my friends!

The Lord's Promise for those who lead the masses: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them-not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 1Peter 5:2.

Swaggering through God’s Command
And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 John 4:21.

Some things are so simple. We can't love God and refuse to love each other. This is not hard to understand. On the other hand, some of our fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord are just down right hard to love because they can be so difficult to be around with?

But, we need to remember who we were when Christ died for us -- lost, crazy, sinning swaggering weather beaten characters we were, enemies we were to the kingdom, yet God loved us and sent Jesus to save us.

So before we whine about how "hard-it-is-to live with" fellow Christians, we had better give thanks that God loved us when we were boisterous pillaging Raiders of the land.

To embrace this command we find that our adversary shakes and quivers throughout the land. Yes indeed his grace laughs when it’s conquered and beaten the evils of this world through our decisions.

Have a great day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

“Keep the faith”

Our Time is Special

There are two ways of spreading light- to be an eternal flickering candle or the mirror that reflects it. In our driven purpose many see the reflection of light; in our life’s works we find that flickering flame that is everlasting in tribute of remembrances.

In what we do know we are blessed that others are watching, we are encouraged by the Lord to apply kindness, truth, and love; in this pattern we find ourselves spreading the light that is endless.

Our good friend Huge Jackson expressed this light on that day when time stood still as the Raiders won one for Al Davis after his passing the Raider faithful will always hold that moment to heart forever.

We are not to hide our light but rather we are to expose it throughout our surroundings: Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5:15.

Making a Difference

Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1Timothy 4:15-16

To be diligent, it’s not a phrase we hear much about these days. We want things to come easily. Sweat in the world of pseudo-faith is frowned upon. But, Paul wanted Timothy (and us) to know that maturity in Christ requires genuine effort.

Having a redemptive influence on others is not easy its hard work which requires all the grace that’s given in our diligent growth within towards others.

Pastor Napoleon Kaufman has given the Raider Nation an excellent example of this purpose he has thoroughly prepared himself for such a challenging call, not only will he be the team Chaplin for the Silver & Black he has been diligent in his call towards community outreach throughout the land.

God gives every one of us the power that transforms, our effort is required making us the disciples we’ve all been called to. God gives us the assurance that this effort will not only bear fruit in our own lives, but it will also lead others to salvation as well.

Kaufman Returns to the Silver and Black as Team Chaplain

The Raiders have named former RB Napoleon Kaufman team chaplain. Silver and Black Productions.

Former Raiders running back Napoleon Kaufman has rejoined the Raiders organization as team chaplain. Kaufman, who played six seasons for the Silver and Black, has been the pastor of The Well Christian Community in Livermore, Calif. for nine years.

“I’m so excited to officially be part of the Raider organization once again,” said Kaufman. “I’ve always considered myself a Raider and to be able to come back and serve the Silver and Black in this capacity is my privilege.”

The native of Lompoc, Calif., attended the University of Washington and entered the NFL as the Raiders’ first round draft pick in 1995. He finished his career with 4,792 rushing yards, a total that ranks fourth on the franchise’s all-time list, and set the Raiders’ single-game record with 227 rushing yards against Denver in 1997. Kaufman totaled 1,294 yards on the ground in 1997, marking the second highest single-season total in team history.

He retired from professional football after helping the Raiders win the 2000 AFC West title and advance to the AFC Championship Game.

Who’s knocking at the Door?

Energized by the change of seasons, we put aside indoor activities when we have the chance to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine of the outdoors. Whether we tend our daily needs, or take a long walk, or sit in the sun basking in life’s glory, we find ourselves rejoicing in our surroundings. Our lifestyle is simply marvelous can we say Raiders for Life is our passion!

Yet we can be a joyful people wherever we are, on any given day. But yet we find ourselves sitting quietly, contemplating the presence of choice within. Lingering is the presence of ones heart beat embracing the message, but yet for a few moments you ask yourself, what is that, why am I thinking like this…? Have a bless day answering the door my friend.

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20.

Have a great day Raider Nation!

To be Young at Heart

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

The idealistic passions of our youth must not be rationalized away or patronizingly pushed to the side. If you are younger, you are not only part of God's church of tomorrow; you are also God's servant today throughout the land in the pleasures of life.

Serve him mightily and be an example to those who are older! If you are older, don't look down on the enthusiasm of our youth in their creativeness, but encourage it and be inspired to emulate it!

Let's remember, some of our best examples are those who are within our surroundings who serve us and our Lord with a vibrant faith!

Have a great day Raider Nation!

The Mission of Time

When we discover our mission, we will feel its demand. It will fill every one of us with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. The whole purpose of this life is the fact that God has seen it before hand.

When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for what has been planed. Al Davis had a complete understanding of this God driven purpose.

In our reflection of life we are born, we all cry as we enter this world the heavens rejoice in our birth. Living life at its fullness we find our mission, when it's all over, it's not who you were. It's whether you made a difference in your time. In the glory of life’s purpose we then find ourselves to be blessed beyond the measure of time.

God's statement of truth: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5.

Have a bless day friends!

Pastor Napoleon Kaufman #26


We are created with divine minds, the essence of all that is. The mind is "the one and only reality," and the mind of an individual is so deeply personal in its molding of one’s character it can be one with such supernatural power.

To encourage one another is simply passing on the gear that’s needed in everything that exists in everything we experience in life--the past, the future and in the present moment--are aspects of the infinite mind of God that empowers us to understand life’s journey.

In prayer, we connect with our divine mind we are to listen deeply, opening our minds and heart to what will enlighten, guide and inspire us. If an idea comes to us, prayer and meditation allow us to explore the idea and discern its wisdom.

By learning to listen deeply and consciously, we connect with the essence of all that is; the full perfection of God’s graceful hand at work.

Yes, he was there yesterday, he knows our past, today he knows were looking for new challenges, and he knows what tomorrow holds for every one of us. Yes my friend, he is the one who guides us. I encourage you to listen too Pastor Napolean Kaufman's message below.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Pastor Mando

"Keep the faith"

Putting Life to Practice

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me -- put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9

What a great statement to those we lead, whether it is in the classroom, on the playing field, or with our families, at work, or at church. We are blessed in knowing God's hand is with us no matter what situations life brings forth that reality contains unparalleled beauties in its ever changing journey.

The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere as exemplified as in real life itself in its seasons our time is blessed in tribute from those who have found life’s glory in the Lord’s guidance.

 Have a bless day my Raider Nation!

Supernatural Interference!

Nations and its populace are like stars; our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every age that’s passed His promise has always been there in His endless Love.

As a Christian Jesus wants us to be aware of many things in the power of change we find the root of His resurrection in its call we find death was defeated when we embrace the awesome words He has Risen! We find we also have the power within.

But there is something else that God wants us to know, something that He wants us to seek, and something He wants for every one of us to do. God expects us to seek heavenly things.

And why is that, we can see a thousand miracles around us every day. But in all what is more supernatural than to experience a new heart within, to be resurrected in Christ from our old manner is to experience His life.

Yes indeed He has risen, Yes He paid the price not just for our salvation, but rather God’s call to search heavenly things we find His supernatural interference through His Spirit in the promises that were given from the beginning of time. Can we get an Amen my friends!

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me. Luke 9:23.

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

 Pastor Mando

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It’s a Shame

It is amazing to think after all that had happened at Calvary many of those who persecuted Jesus who sought His death found themselves glad that they had gotten rid of “that imposter” they were more concerned His disciples might steal the body so they set a guard to watch over the tomb.

Sadly many in this world today are no different in the last few years, in past generations, so many people have this blind faith that there’s no need for a savior, those same religious leaders in those days had the same mindset they thought they were the chosen one’s.

It’s a shame many will regret when Jesus Christ comes back for His church… even with that promise many will still not believe. I realized this is what God has dealt with for years with his own people and those who don’t believe.

Considering all that's happened throughout history it makes one wonder if God thinks of himself as a comedy who's entertaining an audience that's had too much to drink? Where they laugh at everything he say's. 

In all, today is a time to reflect on what has taken place in the glory of heaven and earth our souls have been blessed in Jesus Christ our Salvation is blessed in the Father’s promise from yesteryear to our present time, it’s something to think about and treasure on this beautiful day of remembrances… have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

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The Ultimate Disrespect and Love

Jesus is our ultimate example of God’s glory in forgiveness, those who loved outside of those who cast lots for his clothing found themselves hating on that day.

But for the most part a child like warmth must have existed within at one point of their lives; those who denied then are no different from those who deny the Lord today. Sadly over the years many have taken up this practice by gambling with their lives.

To disrespect the things and promise of God it is what it is, sin. For all who wonder have I disrespected the Lord? Know this the ultimate grace of God was spoken by Jesus at Calvary on that day.

As He gazed downward with all that blood dripping down from that ugly cross; he saw  those Roman soldiers dividing up His garments then the ground shook He then whispered in a thunderous voice, Father…

forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:34.

Have a bless Good Friday, Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

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To be a Light

To walk in God’s ways we find the character of poise, to speak words of encouragement we find commitment in excellence, we find joy in our choice of thoughts and words our best example is Jesus Christ who spoke words of wisdom he held himself accountable in the Father's will, the multitudes in his path testified he spoke like no other.

Well in the same manner one just can't help but notice our good friend Pastor Steve Wisniewski who played the game of football who showed the wisdom of one who understood the emphasizes of this practice in his surroundings.

Every Christian  understands the importance that others are listing to every word we speak
whether its on the playing field or in our own world we ought to seize every opportunity when we are around those who are not followers and be a light that shows the character of the Lord, in the way we use our speech someone's eternal destiny may be resting on our conversations with them.

Jesus warned about our giving account for every idle word (Matthew 12:36-37). Paul takes it a step further and emphasizes how important this is with those who don't know Christ.

The Lords promise…Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook. Proverbs 18:4

Have a bless day friends!

Pastor Mando
"Keep the faith"


Prosperity In Christ

Through the perfect love of God, nothing is withheld from us. Whether we make mistakes or enjoy great success, God's love is unchanging and unlimited. He invites us to look beyond our challenging situations he shows us we are not alone.

Even in the darkest times, a constant light guides our way. That light, that guidance, is spirit driven whatever we need we find it’s available as we allow Him to invade our world.

Soon divine ideas and opportunities come forth baring fruit in its proper time but know this you become like the leafs on the trees by the stream in its unchanging, unlimited growth that never withers. In this natural beauty we find His illustration and promise for every one of us to be blessed in every season no matter the challenging situations in our lives. God says…

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Psalm 1:3.

Pastor Mando

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Team Work

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3

Our effort, sweat, and dedication seem to have become the profanity of western Christianity. To our age of grace-abusers, the Holy Spirit reaches out with his truth and reminds us that relationships with our fellow man or woman is the armor of choice that embraces victory in team work whether it's on the playing field, within our surroundings or in the church of Christ, it requires a lot of effort, gritty love, personal sacrifice, and rigorous determination.

If we read Jesus' prayer for unity in John 17, how could we not make every effort to keep his Body unified and our relationship with his people loving and patient? Since our salvation was purchased at the cost of Jesus' sweat and blood, how can we balk when our best efforts are required to preserve the unity of his family?

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

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Our Abundance in Prayer

Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1

At first, this cry for help seems very demanding. However, closer inspection shows that this is really the cry of desperation. Have you been there? I know I have and many regularly hear from folks who are there now.

But, read how this Psalm ends! What is the secret to surviving a broken heart? The most important thing is to recognize honesty in our prayer life with God in confidence that it’s truly inspired for change in healing genuine praise for God’s help is not a magical formula or magical illusion?

But a supernatural relief indeed it is! In our distress we call on His merciful touch in this a Father is blessed in answering our prayers. Amazing and miraculous growth takes place within every one of us that is reborn of the spirit it’s where God is glorified in our dependence on Him. Can we say Thank You Jesus?

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

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Serving Love

Serving is such an important part of what life is about. If we can serve one in service or a Nation of followers we find ourselves nesting an inspirational motivating message to others to become servants in God’s purpose we t
hen find our mission in life is not in vain.

A servant’s love is the most important of all characters in life’s journey to inspire others we find favor in the mist of heavens glory! To prepare others by example many will be filled with joy of hearing His loving voice.

John the Baptist was an incredible example. He lived his life for one central and controlling purpose -- to prepare others to recognize, to welcome, and to follow Jesus Christ as Lord.

In the same manner Al Davis brought forth many players and fans together who would shadow the biblical calling of John the Baptist in servant hood can we think of a greater purpose for life?

Oh yes indeed Al Davis left a trail of examples in the character of togetherness of life’s promises… Can we say “Just Win Baby” Have a bless day Raider Nation!

"I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him. The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete." John 3:28-29

Pastor Mando
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In Memory of George Anderson

Memory breeds in every one of us the treasures of life’s achievements. No matter how far we travel the memories of a love one will follow us forever. Football is like life; it requires perseverance, self-denial
, a God given character of servant hood, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for others.

Individual commitment to serve one’s fellow man - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. In George Anderson the Raider organization found themselves blessed he was one who was an innovator of his trade a true servant.

I believe George Anderson showed the Raider Nation the true character of a gladiator throughout his life time in service to others. He was one who prepared the team for battle every Sunday.

He was a Raider, a true friend to many, he was a true Raider he was family. George Anderson's work was recognized in 1986 when he was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

Anderson passed away Thursday morning at the age of 82. God called his name the Raider Nation will forever be thankful, in life’s journey we can say George Anderson was a friend of mine for part of us has gone with him into heavens glorious promise to lose him we find the treasure of his calling.

Thank You Lord for such a friend! In Your promise we find a purpose for praise and a time for prayer of comfort for his love ones!

The Beauty of Life

Some prayers have a lunching effect that seems to leave one wondering? When God! When… expect to have hope rekindled when those prayers are answered in God’s wondrous ways.

In the seasons of life we find every activity under the heavens has its final answers in prayers of hope and faith. In the beauty of prayer we find our peace and joys of Life's pleasures.

The Lords promise in answered prayer: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
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To rest is to be Blessed

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between our busy schedules and towards our hopes and dreams in life's victories; to lie in rest is hardly a waste of time the most vital thing i
s to refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, and your spirit.

When we allow ourselves to shut it down our minds rest on life’s glorious journey without wandering, in this practice we find a purpose of focus on the image of our creator.

To lie in His hands of purpose we find ourselves on green pastures in His promise of word in victory in the presence of our adversary He anoints and blesses us in the pleasures of Life. (Read Psalm 23: 1-6) Stay blessed my friends in your time of rest.

Have a great day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando

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Speed Kills

Al Davis was obsessed with speed from the beginning; if he got word you ran a 4.32 he would say sounds like a Raider guy to me.

The reality of this obsession should remind us today that the days of old are just around the corn
er our opponents will say there too fast, there just too fast! Even more dramatic is the fact this character of play is found in the creator himself?

We should never fear and worry of our adversaries’ attempt to slow us down in today's joys and tomorrow’s victories in God's quickness He shows us mighty things.

God is one to move time and matter for his people in this revelation we find He is already there proclaiming before the adversary, this is my child!

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'

Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
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Thought of the Day

Our thoughts our forefathers’ thoughts and God’s thoughts always accept it as it is? They say it is the conventional truth. That has been followed by past generations. And that’s the reason we don’t question fundamental
instructions of life from our elders.

Jesus challenged the conventional of truths in illustrations of presentation in thoughtful dialogue by conversation breathing new life into God’s word by the parables bringing forth thoughtful questions from his followers.

Remember, if you don’t question truth, your doubts would not be solved. You mighty have experienced this, when you tell a joke nobody laughs and when the same joke is told by a famous stand up comedian everyone is laughing?

The process of thought comes to question? I’ve learned that not only the content of truth matters, but also the presentation does as well. Should we challenge the conventional truth of God’s word today?

What are your thoughts? I’ll say this; many will be laughing and rejoicing in Heavens End Zone on that day when God's plan of salvation comes to rest on the hands of the one who will wipe away our tears.

To enjoy Living by the fundamentals of His word is to be blessed beyond one’s wildest thoughts! Have a bless day Raider Nation!

Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet:

“I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world. Matthew 13:34-35.

Pastor Mando
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Building for the Next Generation

As we all know there’s only one foundation on which the Church and the Christian life can be built. If we turn the pages of the Bible we will read that our foundation is Jesus Christ from ancient days to t
he present.

He is the "way, the truth, and the life," the only way to God. The Lord Jesus Christ is the name above all names, the name at which every knee will bow. He is the only name by which we will be saved.

To take time today to specifically search within one’s thoughts of heart we find our words and actions embracing or rebuking the thought of building on that foundation.

However one embraces it many will certainly carry out God's purpose in life, as for the next generation one can only wonder? However one acts on it, know this, such an opportunity only takes place in a life time, in an instant life dissipates into thin air?

Will it make a difference to one whether one serves like Judas or like John? The thought of freewill has its charm but in reality it has its short falls when it involves our own.

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11.

Have a great day Raider Nation!

Pastor Mando
“Keep the faith”