The prophesy of the Lord’s birth, in Isaiah 7 and 8, was fulfilled in Matthew 1. The wait was finally over. The birth of the Messiah had finally come to pass.
Being led by God is much different than being led by your own self and hoping or thinking you are saved.
David declared, “Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.”
What the Lord can do through us in prayer is more than we will ever know. Until we have given our hearts to God we will never know what this means.
Shortly after talking with these two gentlemen, my walk led me to another awesome discussion with a wonderful young man.
Upon arriving to their temple, I was energized to talk with as many people as I could. I invited everyone walking down the sidewalk to take the handout.
Then Lord, You led me to speak to this homeless man. He was so angry because of his current situation and even thought you caused it.
I continued to talk with these gentlemen and saw, in their faces, how moved they were through my story.
After preaching, I met this young man, who was with his friends. I asked him if he believed in Jesus Christ and he said no.
Most visitors left in their cars but some walked home. One young man came out of the temple and started walking on the sidewalk, near me.
The same love that God has shown to us leads us to forgive one another. Jesus has taught that he shows mercy upon us as we have mercy upon others.
I continued down 8th and Main, and started preaching on Matthew, chapter 4. I declared, Jesus said “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
After shaking hands with so many Mormons, we told them that we had a few questions about what was shared in class and they gladly answered them.
This night, something amazing happened that has never happened before. Two different people wanted additional gospel tracts to pass out to others.
By the public train, we split up and started sharing the gospel with those that would listen. There I met this wonderful man.
While talking with this man, Patrick brought up the fact that during the crucifixion of Jesus, the veil of the temple was ripped in half.
Don’t worry about those that rise up against you. There are enemies against the faith of God but even they can be saved.
After we left this neighborhood, Patrick, Jaron and I, all went downtown to continue passing out the “Gospel of John” booklets.
We are so blessed to be led by the God of the heavens. I asked the people to cherish every day that they have to read it and pray to God often.
The greatest joy we can have in our lives is through the love of Jesus. His love changes us to become men and women of valor.
One gentlemen stood there listening to the preaching, so I approached him. I asked if he was a follower of Jesus. His response was that he was Mormon.
Thank the Lord for caring so deeply for your life. Without even thinking about it, God helps us get back on His path of righteousness.
If we are following God’s commandments then we are also loving one another, including the poor and afflicted and following Him.
It is an honor to serve the King of Glory. God is all powerful and I am honored to follow Him. I delight to do His will.
Jesus teaches that five of the virgins carried their lamps with oil to light their path. They could see what dangers were before them and stand against it.
Paul taught about people being divided in the faith. Some would say to him, “I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.”
As Jesus said, “the sheep follow him: for they know his voice”, I began to ask people if they follow Jesus. Do they know His voice and follow Him?
How can you know what God wills for your life? Can you live a life of faith if You haven’t gotten to know Jesus and His teachings?
Jesus taught, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” The lives we are living outside of Christ will never save us.
The next lady we talked to had just received a pizza delivery. Upon meeting her, we asked if we could pray for anything specific.
It is an honor to serve my God, my King. I trust in His goodness to save me from my foes. When I speak through the Holy Spirit nothing can pierce me for God is with me.