Why do we praise? by G. Mosko

There are many ways to worship. Some people do it openly, some do it secretly. Some do it quietly, some do it loudly. Some people sing, some people dance. Some teach, and some learn. All the people work together to build the kingdom of God. That's our mission as believers and followers. But my question is this, why do you praise? Why do you praise Him? Is it because you have heard stories of breakthroughs and want a breakthrough for yourself? Is it because you have nothing better to do and it's all just a joke secretly to you? Or is it because you truly love Him enough to give Him the glory for being the One and Only God. The One who made you. There is only ever one choice with people, it could be a good choice or a bad choice. Your choice is to choose what is right. There is a story in Mark 11 that tells of Jesus' expedition into Jerusalem. This story shows us an example of people who praise. Here is what the story was all about.
      
     Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. This was before His death on the cross and resurrection, of course. Some people despised Him because they didn't believe or want the truth. Some believed and worshiped Him as their Lord and Savior, listening to the teachings that would benefit all of the people. As He rode in the city, people who knew Jesus and didn't know Jesus stood in awe that He came. His followers placed their clothes on the ground before Him as well as leaves and branches so He could walk on them. While shouting
"Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord!", they dropped to their knees to commemorate Him for the wondrous works He has done.

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Obedience by G.Mosko

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Be obedient. You've heard this phrase been said before. From parents to teachers to relatives. Well, what does it mean? The big word "obedient" can be  broken down to the word "obey". There's something important to note here.  The word obedient is an adjective. It describes something. That's useful in life for describing a good human being trait and understanding what the word "obey"  means. On the other hand of the matter however, the word is a verb.
     Note this down, it shows action! WE CAN OBEY!!!! We show our obedience by obeying. You may be thinking to yourself, how do we apply this knowledge to our biblical and spiritual life and why does it matter? Well, we can easily apply this knowledge by doing the action! 

[DEUTERONOMY 5:29] O that there is such a heart in them, that they would fear me and keep my commandments. That it will be well with them and their children forever!
     God gives things to you because He loves you. He loves the earth just as very much. That is one of the reasons He made the ten commandments. Another reason they were made was so people won't stray to a path of evil or disobedience. If we listen to His commands, we obey the Lord. If we disobey the Lord, we aren't following the correct path. What are the benefits? We don't exactly need anything in return, to be honest with you. He put you into this world and He can take you out of this world just as easy. The gift of obeying put simply is life. A life that that is well, a long life, and a healthy life.

Proclamation by G. Mosko

 Speaking makes things happen. If you don't speak it, it won't be. It goes hand in hand with the principle of faith. You believe that the thing you are having faith in happens, you believe you receive. Although, you don't confess it will happen.  You can't do that. In order to get what you believe in, you need to confess it, proclaim it. Accept that you will receive. It is the same principle with teaching. What we say, will happen. If we say Jesus is our healer, He will willingly heal us of our afflictions. If we say Jesus isn't our healer, He won't bother helping us because we aren't willing to participate in the miraculous life.


Now, people follow Christ because of an aid of a powerful word we use called PROCLAMATION, meaning a public or official announcement.  

Now take note, it doesn't say a private and quiet announcement. It says a public announcement. How do people hear of your proclamations? You say them loud of course! Not quiet! No one can hear you that way silly. They can't hear you when you sing it in the shower, they certainly won't ever hear you! Here is an example that may help you out a little bit more:    When I first became a Christian, or even a teenager, I wouldn't openly tell of my feelings at all. I would keep them all private. Only I knew about them. To me, that was the best way to deal with it. I was wrong. It only made the feelings worse than they were currently. I did learn over time that it wasn't okay for me to hide them inside because that could lead to even worse problems. It even can hinder people from finding better alternatives to make themselves feel better. Without me telling people, my viewpoint is amiss and no one learns through me. Eventually,  I started opening up more to the people around me.  It started in a little way of proclaiming my feelings. Throughout my writings and especially more to people. 

Proclaim the truth, don't be quiet. Speak up and speak out!


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Giving by G. Mosko

You give to God because He gave you Him. You give to God because He gave you heaven, ability to praise and move, and a love for people. Basically because He gave you everything we need.

Whether it's money, praise, or thanks, we all can give to God. Sometimes we give less then what's needed, less than what's required of you. Sometimes we give a just fair amount and sometimes we give more than what's needed. There shouldn't be this many cases on giving. You should only be either giving a just fair amount or most importantly, more than what's asked. 

To help you understand, think of a local charity program. The whole idea of the program is to help cure or help something in the world. In order to do that though, they need funds to help that. That's where you as a human comes in. You decide to go give something to help that cause. Two things happen. You either give too little and that program fails and you don't have any consolation that the cause is okay, or you give too much and it prospers more than it ever did. Thanks to people like you

 Give too little to God, He gives you little. Give too much to God, He gives you more and more!

Give your offering. You can do it. You don't have to do less than what's asked, you can do a little more.

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The Anointing by G. Mosko

Some people rely on other people to give them things. Some people rely on false gods to give them things! Some of them rely on themselves. Hey, MOST of them rely on nothing at all! This needs to change or a least stop!

     The anointing is a gift from the Holy Spirit, an extreme force powerful enough to cover your head to toe, finger to finger, inside and out, everywhere! It fills you up with a strong desire. A desire to learn, to know more, and to get what you need.

      Think of it like this, you have a child who loves sugar. Sugar makes you hyper, or at least on television, it does. The child may be lounging around the living room watching cartoons of meaningless animals singing songs in a park until you feed him the sugar. This makes him jump out of his seat all happy, a smile on his face. He's active, he's happy, he is doing something more useful than before. The sugar resembles the anointing. Another example, you sit around on your butt all day and refuse to do something meaningful for the person who made you for crying out loud!! God decides its time for you to do something and the anointing gets released on you. You jump for joy! You are happy, doing something useful for the kingdom of God! You even want to learn!!

The anointing of the Holy Spirit is a gift from only one person in life. 

I'm begging you to rely on His anointing, please, for His sake, not mine!

Conquering Fear by G. Mosko

There are two sides to things in life. The good and the bad. The good comes from God, the bad from the devil. You should only ever have one side included in your life. This dominates over you, teaching you what is the truth and what isn't the truth. It's in control of your life and your choice you have to make is whether you will let it. You have to make a good decision.


Many people sadly have let their lives be controlled by the bad side, the wrong side. Fear and doubt start to settle themselves right at home and we sit back and refuse to take it by the hand and tell it to GO!     To take it by the hand and tell it to leave is crucial. Crucial in your walk of faith with God especially. We are not to have evil in anything in our life. It can alter our views on things and that's a big thing in life. We would make bad choices if that were the case. The best we can do is get rid of as much as physically and spiritually possible.


The biggest thing we need to have in order to conquer our fear is the word of God, God himself, and your faith. Your never-ending FAITH, never-failing GOD, and the never-deceiving WORD-OF-GOD. Take it all and encounter your fears strong. That's a strong thing.

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Expect it! by G. Mosko

Faith means to trust in God. Faith means to believe in something without seeing it firsthand. Faith means you believe you receive. These are easy to decipher what the meaning is.
(TRUST IN GOD)
There was one person who put you on this Earth. That person is God. What better way to reward Him for that by trusting in Him to give you what you need. He is trustworthy to do so. You can trust me on this one. I'm a nice kid and God's a nice fellow. Just trust in Him.
(SEEING IS BELIEVING)
If you can't see what you want to have, you most likely don't really want to have it. It's simple sense. You don't see it happening, it's never going to happen. You don't really want it as well. You can't have faith in something and not see it happening. See it happening before expecting. It's easier in the long run.
(BELIEVE YOU RECEIVE)
If you want things, you expect yourself to have it. For that you must put your faith in action! Believe you receive that thing. It's hard, I know. It's difficult, stressful, and most of the times it seems like you need to give up on faith. I'm telling you not to quit. Stay on the right path, stay strong. Believe you receive.

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Have Faith by G. Mosko

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"I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions." [Hebrews 11:32-33]
Everyone that was mentioned in this verse all had one thing in common. They all had faith. What resulted from their faith? Kingdoms were conquered and they got what they asked for! That resulted from the power of faith. I know, having faith is basically the same thing as believing. But are you really truly believing? 
Sometimes there will be circumstances where we think we have faith but it's not really the true faith. This is called your head faith.  Imagine a duck in the middle of the road struggling to walk and you stop your car in front of it. Do you get out and help the duck or do you run straight over it because your head faith instinct was that it was meant to die if it was already struggling? Why not end it's life now.  It seems silly but head faith is silly. It does nothing for your good.  You can easily and most of the time distinguish what type of faith you have at the moment by asking yourself, 'Is this what God would want'. It's short but works tremendously.
Faith comes by hearing the Word, the Word of God. [Romans 10:17]
Having faith in any and/or all circumstances is very important. Just because you have faith in one circumstance, doesn't mean you shouldn't have faith in another one. 

Who Jesus Calls and Equips by G. Mosko

People are broken. They are hurting. The devil has grasped them in his scandalous arms and his evil ways so tightly he refuses to let them go. Why? Well simply put, he is plain evil. He doesn't want people discovering and keeping the light inside of them. He doesn't want them free. They need to know the truth, how to escape from the falsity of this world and come to Jesus. That's where we come in to play. 

Jesus called the twelve disciples his following believers. He picked them out especially and specially to go out and help preach the gospel. He calls us His believing followers as well. He wants as much support as he can. Why's this? As you know, people have fallen to sin. Whether they realize it right away or not, they have fallen real deep. When Jesus died on the cross and when God even made the world, He knew who would be born and who would be His followers before anyone else. Our job as believers is to take the Word of God out to the world to others. To teach them about the truth of life. We need to be diligent to do this task as we don't know when the time is. Whether the time is now, or it's later, we need to act now!  

You were called by Jesus when He was born and you stayed with that calling when He died to be believing followers of Christ. You got equipped with the Word Of God, the mighty Holy Spirit, and Jesus Himself. Go out and use them to your advantage!

A Matchless Message by G. Mosko

To some, people think its a Bible story that speaks to them the most. To most, the whole thing is centered around one very epic story. 

Jesus had been born into Bethlehem. His parents were told by God that He was going to be the Messiah. He had been brought to earth for a reason. He had spent His life healing the sick, teaching about the good word and guess what's even better? He chose to die for everyone! To save our sins and give us a chance to be saved. He chose to be an attacked Man and came back from the dead as something He was before but with a story. He came to earth just to teach and die for us, His children. This is the powerful matchless message. Nothing can match up to this even the slightest!

 People who don't believe in Jesus don't think the same. That's fine to an extent. When they get to a point where they realize the truth and need to hear the truth, we need to be able to know this message to show others that very message. Otherwise, their life will crumble and never get what they need. They fall into sin. They need help. That's what I'm here for and what your Pastor is here for. To help you learn to teach others. 

Will you teach others about the matchless message of Christ?

Strong Foundation by G. Mosko

  A house needs a strong foundation, it's how it can stand in mighty storms and big disasters. Houses are made with a foundation made by default underneath of it. Now, this doesn't mean that it's already in the safe zone. If you were inside of a home when suddenly a flood or storm came towards you and the house just has a foundation, you wouldn't be safe. Reason for this is because there's no walls or roof.  There's nothing to support the foundation to make it stronger. You wouldn't want to stay in that state of danger. I know I wouldn't. I'd run away and find somewhere safe. 

     In the same very way, believers need to find somewhere safe away from the dangers, the dangers of sin and deception, into somewhere safe. This safe place is can easily be transformed into a foundation. It's somewhere where you can stand your ground and say, "I believe, I am a child of God, I am free, I will not fall" Little things like that can help us in the long run in life. This foundation can relate to the very foundation of a house. Allow Jesus to be your foundation and walls and roof. Have Him be your walls and roof. Have Him be your foundation and you be your walls and roof. Your choice and I hope you choose the right one.

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The following is important to note: Without walls and a roof, you'd be destroyed and you wouldn't have any support. Without a foundation, you'd crumble. Either way, you lose. Want to fix this dilemma? Choose to have both!

Compassion by G. Mosko

    Jesus wants you to be happy. He wants others to be happy as well. He wants everyone to be happy. You might not believe that. That's relatable. But you need to believe that. Because guess what? He died for you. For you! You say you are not worth it and don't deserve to have happiness let alone be alive! News flash, He took His life and decided to die to save yours! Why would He do that if He didn't think you were worth it. You have to use the logic God gave you. It's there for a purpose.
      The act that Jesus had done is an act of compassion.  Compassion for His children because He showed by His actions that He had cared.  God wanted us to carry on what Jesus had done on earth to be more like Him. One of the many things that He wants us to do is to show compassion.
      You can show compassion anywhere really. In your home to your children, maybe when they have a problem that they are going through and you don't know what to do. Show compassion, give them a hug, tell them that you love them. Maybe it's at work or at your church. Maybe your coworker or Pastor is going through a tough time and you don't know the half of it. Show compassion, pray over them and let them know that it's going to be all right. Perhaps you are going through a hard time, your Pastor or coworker may see that you're troubled and they will return the favor because guess what, they know the trouble and they probably want to help as you helped them.

 

You have two things to remember.
ONE: Jesus died for you because He wants you to be free, safe, and indeed a child of God. You are worth being you.

TWO: SHOW COMPASSION!!

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Full Flame by G. Mosko

SEE THE FLAME:  You want to be a person who wants the best in life. You want to get fired up for Jesus but can't seem to get started in that journey. No matter how hard you try, the flame bursts and disappears, you think that Jesus is gone in your life but the truth is, He is still there. 

(It's the same thing with a candle when the flame is gone. The wick which is the supporting foundation burns up and darkens, but it's still there. Hey, you can even light it up again and it may have another flame) 
However, there is one thing you don't realize and it's pretty important. You have to see the flame to know what that flame is. How it works isn't like a Houdini magic act that produces a lot of fans. It's a wonderful thing used to glorify the Lord and it produces many more believers. 


BELIEVE THE FLAME:  You've already seen the flame in other people, now what do you do? Well, there's more to just seeing something to make it true matter-of-fact. We spends hours on end when we aren't working just lying around the house doing nothing! Not even a single thank you to God for creating you as a human!! He could have made you a duck for crying out loud. Look, I'm just saying. Believe you receive that flame. Confess it out of your mouth. 


BE THE FLAME: You have finally found that flame. Now you're ready to live it on out. Go show people that very flame. Yell it on top of the mountains. DON'T FORGET THIS FLAME!!!!! 


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What Do You See? by G. Mosko

What you observe in life is important. Important in means of a healthy, spiritually Christian life.  Without observing, you'd be stuck in a rut all your life. Based on the fact that you have no clue how to live, you start to observe, to learn. You learn the good habits of a godly person and learn to refrain from bad habits.
We often see things in our minds and we accept the decision of receiving whatever it is we saw. Problem is this: you don't put yourself in action to receive. It's like taking a shower. You want to smell nice so people will like you and you can see it happening but what do you do? You just sit around on the living room couch watching TV when you need to take a shower. Do whatever it takes to take that shower. Push through and put yourself in action. Put the TV in a plastic bag if you absolutely have to make it waterproof! Whatever you need to do to get into action for whatever it is, make it happen.

You may have a decision to make regarding your future. You think the answers will just come because hey, that's sometimes life you think. No! No! No! Not at all! Put some faith to use my friend. In fact, put all your faith to use. Don't be lazy. Get up. Get into action! Nothing will happen just lying around. That just shows that you don't deserve that gift. You must be open to putting your faith in action and yourself in action.

    Do it today. Not tomorrow.

    Do the same good thing as yesterday.

   Don't wait!

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Unlimited by G. Mosko

When you were younger you were limited to things you can and cannot do. You were limited to the amount of sugar you could eat, you couldn’t go to your friends’ house without parents’ permission, and no electronics after a specific time.  These limitations your family and friends gave you were for your utmost safety in life. They loved you enough to protect you.

                Most people currently would tell you that they want to be with Jesus and arrive at a state in life where they can live freely. They also tell you that it’s impossible for them to do so because they limit themselves spiritually to do so. You shouldn’t be limited to anything!! You can’t be limited to anything, it’s practically against why Jesus died for us. To let us live fearless, priceless, and limitless.

 Ephesians 3:20  Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

 Jesus’ mighty power is working in us so heavily that are unlimited to share Jesus with others. That we can ask for anything we need and receive it. That’s enough power to limit the devil and make us limitless. Only one thing remains, and it may well be Jesus. Be limitless unto Him and receive all your deserved benefits. "Don’t attempt to limit the unlimited, that’s the only thing that is limited”

Will you make yourselves limitless unto Jesus?


Jesus, The Best Gift Ever by G. Mosko

People have expectations around the holidays and they never realize the truth. They just don’t know. On Christmas Eve people gathered round in the church building for the candlelight service singing “Silent Night”, they must sing Silent Night because they think that Jesus might not award them with eternal gifts, some of their thinking is, if they don't sing to Jesus then they won't receive from Jesus. They must sing Christmas carols door to door because the best gift you could receive is a surprise concert at midnight when you want some sleep. That’s not true! Not true at all! Expectations expectations.  

Everybody drains themselves, mentally, physically, and spiritually. They try all these ideas because they think it’s the truth when in reality it really isn’t. 

The best gift you could receive isn’t your favorite toy, book, movie, or a flat screen TV you’ve always wanted. The best gift that you could receive is the one and only Jesus Christ. He will give you your needs not because you want them, but because you need them and because He was born to distribute them to everybody. Ask Him to guide you in the Christmas season, whether it be next year or the year after that. Ask Him to show you the truth and He will give the answers. You have to let it happen. Will you let it happen?

Safe Heart by G. Mosko

Everyone has a heart, whether it be physically or spiritually and whether it be good or bad. It’s something that you were created with. On purpose for a purpose.

You! Yes, you. You have a heart. A heart that people admire because it’s on the level with good. God applauds you greatly for that. I do too. I can also say that your Pastor and your friends applaud it as well. You have a hear of good because you were created by good, specifically for good to do good. Jesus’ heart is a heart of protection, love, and great wisdom. It’s important to have that same heart in many ways. It helps people realize what you stand for. It also helps in the world of unbelief that the world contains unbelief and turns it into belief. It alters people’s lives in such a huge impact, they sometimes go from sitting in their home on a Sunday morning complaining about everything that went wrong in a week to sitting in church on a Sunday morning experiencing good. It’s important to remember to keep on doing what you are doing because it benefits the kingdom of God. Helps it grow bigger and bigger! You have an important choice to make here. Have a heart of love, the same as Jesus does, or have a heart of stone. Rock solid with nothing good. Will you have the same heart as Jesus does? Or will you have a heart of stone?

The Power of God by G. Mosko

One little flame, first ignited as a tiny spark, started off as something small, igniting into a bigger flame, burning forever and ever. Resulting in an eternal promise and gift to all who want it. Healing, an anointing, an answer to prayer, all these things are from one source, one big power source, so big that it has enough power to supply anything you need. So powerful that it never even runs out of power. The power of God in your life may start off as something you learn more of to get used to it. The power of God can heal you, it can fire you up to want to be with Him, it anoints you with giftings, callings, and many other wonderful things to glorify the Lord and live a good life. 

[2 Peter 1:3] His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 

All you have to do is allow it all to happen. Will you let it happen? 

Who do you represent? by G. Mosko

Who you represent in life is vitally important to living a successful life. It shows others perspective through who you represent. You can either choose to represent the devil, your flesh, or you can choose to represent Jesus, the good fruit. It’s a decision that is crucial for you to make. Can’t make a decision? I think I could maybe help you with that.  

[Galatians 5:19-21] The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, and the like. 

[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. 

 Obviously, your best option would be to represent Jesus, don’t you think? Jesus is good, the devil is bad. Do the math. Jesus is your go-to for your attitude. Your attitude you have towards people matters, what you say and do can alter what people think is ok. Say something wrong and against the word? They will think that it is ok for them to do the same. Do something wrong and against the word? Then people will think it is ok for them to do the same. You can choose to represent a good fruit in your life. This is a representative of Jesus. Or, you can choose to represent the bad fruit. This is from the devil. Remember, Jesus is good, the devil is bad. Do the math.  

Who do you represent? 

Resist him by G. Mosko

Doubt, temptation, sin, sickness, disease, anxiety, you name it. They all have a couple of things in common. An important thing in common you need to be aware of and constantly on guard is that they are not good from God. Rather, God works day and night to help you in learning how to work at taking it all away. They bury their being inside of your soul, building a negative spirit inside of you, gradually increasing in power to make you stray off the path of faith, righteousness, and good. These all come from one source, you probably guessed it since it’s not from God. Rather, from the enemy.  

I was (still am) guilty of all of these. I mean, everyone is at some point, right? People would tell me how to avoid it all and I would try to apply those principles to my life. I would cave in to pressure at every possible exit I could think of. Nervousness, yes could be. Laziness, maybe so. I would imagine myself living freely and pain-free and never would achieve what I wanted. I am still struggling but everyone who is learning is as well.  These two very specific words came into my head one Sunday morning which was, RESIST HIM!  

Him as in Satan and resist as in command him to leave your body! When sickness, doubt, and temptation come to you go ahead and face the devil boldly, commanding him to leave! He has no business to stay inside of you except big plans to steal, kill, and destroy. Why would you want something like that? I know I wouldn’t! Be bold! Be proud that he can’t come towards you with any of that stuff! It’s something that takes effort and time but is worth it and produces great results. So, don’t be afraid. GO AHEAD, RESIST HIM!

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