Meditations From the Heart
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June Samuel

I am a child of God, and an heir and joint heir with the Lord Jesus Christ. I live to honor Him in my life. I am married thirty six years and God has given us three children. My life for His glory

Posted 3/10/17 at 5:44 AM | June Samuel

God Almighty

Who is this God of the universe - this great expanse of galaxies, planets and stars?

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalm 19:1
The declaration of the glory of God is made known in the message of creation. This message is understood in every language. There is no people who cannot understand the speech of creation. Its message is powerful. (Psalm 19:1-3) The speech of creation tells of beauty, of power, of excellence in imagery, of wisdom, of glory and grandeur. Its message tells of a Being who is supreme in intelligence, wisdom, and excellent in power. The universe speaks volumes of the supreme intelligence and intricate wisdom of its Maker - The Almighty God, The God of the universe. I AM is His Name. (Exodus 3:14)

How could a majestic universe as this create itself? God’s “hand has laid the foundation of the earth” and his “right hand has stretched out the heavens”. (Isaiah 48:13). “For thus says the Lord who created the heavens,” “God who formed the earth and made it and established it. God who formed the earth to be inhabited” – says - “I am the Lord, and there is no other”. (Isaiah 45:18) FULL POST

Posted 2/3/17 at 5:41 AM | June Samuel

The All Sufficient Savior

To the Angel of the Church of Thyatira Jesus said, “These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire and feet like fine brass.” Revelation 2:18 The church in Thyatira was working in the service of the Lord Jesus. They had love, faith, patience and works. The Lord commended the Church on their works. He said, “ the last (works) are more than the first”. However, they allowed the doctrine of Jezebel - immorality and idolatry - to be taught and practiced in the church. Revelation 2:20

The Lord Jesus said His eyes are like a flame of fire. His eyes illuminate whatever He looks upon. His eyes search the minds and the hearts of His people. The Lord knew all those in the church in Thyatira who were following the doctrine and practices of Jezebel. He also knew those in the church who were loyal to Him. In Jesus’ introduction, He also said His feet are like fine brass. In Revelation Chapter 1:15, John said Jesus’ “ feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace”. Our Lord Jesus, as it were, walked through the flames of God’s judgment for us. He conquered death and hell. He has the keys of death and hell. Revelation 1:18. Therefore, He has the authority to kill with death, and this is one of the pronouncements He made on the children of Jezebel. FULL POST

Posted 12/16/16 at 6:04 AM | June Samuel

The Word of God - The Bible

I am meditating in the Book of Revelations and I am currently reading in chapter 3. As I read the various statements our Lord Jesus made to the seven churches, I wondered what He would say about my church that I attend. If I were brave I would ask. Then, who am I that the Lord Jesus would entrust His message about my church to me? I can ask Him about myself. How am I doing?

I have noticed that the Lord Jesus made pronouncements of Himself to each church as they were related to the needs of the church. He stated who He is, signifying He knows the issues and He is capable of correcting each one.

He started with the church at Ephesus. The Lord Jesus said, “These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:” The Lord Jesus is saying He holds the seven angels of the seven churches (ch 1:20) in His right hand. His right denotes strength. He walks among the seven churches. In other words, He is seeing all that is going on in the churches. He is observing the happenings, the activities in the churches, and He is looking closely at the hearts of the individuals which make up each church. When He speaks, He knows about what He is talking. He is speaking from firsthand knowledge – what He has observed, seen and heard in the churches. I am sure the Lord is doing the same today – walking amongst the churches (the church gatherings). FULL POST

Posted 11/21/16 at 10:22 AM | June Samuel

My Kingdom is Not of This World

When Pilate asked Jesus if He was the king of the Jews, Jesus responded. “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews …..” Jesus’ Kingdom is not of this world neither is ours. The Lord Jesus said, if His kingdom were of this world, then He would have His servants fight for Him. That is a message for us. Our kingdom is not of this world. Why then are we being over- zealous over one candidate over another? Why are some of us broken hearted because our candidate lost the election? Our kingdom is not of this world. Those of us who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior belong to Him, and our citizenship is in heaven. Jesus is the One to whom we owe our allegiance. Therefore Believers in Christ Jesus should not be looking to politicians to meet our needs. We have a Savior who promises to provide our every need.

The Lord Jesus told us in The Gospel of Matthew chapter 6 verses 25, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what your will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on….”. Jesus said, “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” FULL POST

Posted 11/4/16 at 6:15 AM | June Samuel

Walking With Jesus

Sometimes when God wants to use us, He has to place us through undesirable situations. Sometimes He has to break us away from our pride and arrogance, and that breaking process can be very painful for us. Sometimes God has to bring the reality of our sinful fleshly nature to our attention. A good example of how one can come to the end of him or herself is in the parable Jesus told of the lost son.

In the parable Jesus told about the son who went astray from his father in Luke 15: 11-32. The lost son came to himself and he realized he had nothing. He had reached bottom. He was hungry. He was living in an awful condition. His father had everything he needed, a warm bed, plenty of food and clothes. There he was among pigs living in abject poverty and his father was wealthy. He started to think, to reflect on his life at home in his father’s house. There was plenty of food at home and here he was starving. He made a decision. He said, “I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him ….” He rehearsed in his head what he will tell his father. “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you …”. He recognized that he had sinned against God. David came to that recognition in Psalms 51:4: Against You and You only have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight.” FULL POST

Posted 10/21/16 at 6:23 AM | June Samuel

The State of Humankind - None understands

There is none who understands ......Romans 3:11
No one outside of Christ understands God. No one understands life. No one understands the universe. Many if not all of us at some point in our lives ask the question. "Why am I here?" Why do I exist? No one understands. I am sure all of us at some point in our lives ask ourselves and others, "why me”? Why is this circumstance happening to me? Some commit suicide because they do not understand the circumstances in their lives. Some ask why is there severe poverty in the world. Others question the cause of weather related disasters. No one understands.

No one understands the ways of God. God says in Isaiah 55:8,9: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. V9: "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways. and My thoughts than your thoughts." We cannot understand God. Neither can we understand the cause of every event nor every circumstance in our lives or in the lives of others. Many today do not understand what is happening currently in the United States in our political arena. Would you want a god that you can fully understand, or one that you can figure out? Then you would be the god, not the one who is the object of your worship. FULL POST

Posted 10/14/16 at 6:06 AM | June Samuel

The State of Humankind - None Seeks After God

….there is none who seeks after God. Romans 3:11
God does the seeking. God seeks after us. This is why Jesus came to this earth over 2,000 years ago. To seek us out, to redeem us back to our God - His Father and to Himself.

When Adam and Eve sinned against God by disobeying His Command, they hid themselves. God came into the garden and called Adam. Genesis chapter 3. God is still calling men, women, boys and girls today to come to Him – to come and have a relationship with Him. John 3:16

Jesus when He was here on earth said to Zacchaeus in Luke 19:10, "for the Son of man has come to seek and to save that which was lost". The Lord Jesus also said, ….”for I did not come to call the righteous (those who thought they were), but sinners to repentance.” Matthew 9:13

 We are all sinners in need of a Savior. That's why Jesus came. Our human nature is at war with God. We want to do what we want, when we want and with whom we want. Our fleshly nature do not want God in our lives. If we are honest with ourselves, we will all admit (sinner and believer alike) that we love to control our own lives. FULL POST

Posted 9/30/16 at 5:42 AM | June Samuel

The State of Humankind - None Righteous

Romans Chapter 3 verse 10: As it is written: There is none righteous, no, not one;

There is none righteous outside of the Lord Jesus Christ. "For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:10

None of us are born righteous, neither can we adopt righteousness.

"Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceive me." Psalm 51:5 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

Romans 4:3: For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness".

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Accept God's righteousness today if He offers it to you!! Today is the Day of Salvation!!!

Tomorrow is Satan's line. God's time for us is always Today.

Posted 9/9/16 at 11:27 AM | June Samuel

Stay Focus

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
The Lord Jesus told the church at Smyrna, “the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested” Revelation 2:10. Look at who is throwing them into prison. The devil. When we are persecuted, we are to take our eyes off of the persecutors, and place them on our Lord Jesus. For our persecutor is Satan.
We aught not to become caught up in demonizing the carrier of the persecution. Instead pray for the carriers that God will release them from the power of Satan. Let us look unto the Lord Jesus Christ, who is The First and The Last. Let us not expend time and energy on the distractors. Let us stay strong in the Lord.
The devil wants to destroy our testimony for the Lord Jesus. The devil will also try to handicap us from serving the Lord. This is why we are to pray for preachers, teachers and all who proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ . Satan will try his best to bring everyone of us down; or to incapacitate us in any form he can. Thank God. Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world . Amen!!
Revelation 2:13 reads: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My Name, and did not deny My faith….”. Our faith is Jesus’ faith. This is one of the weapons in the believer’s arsenal - our faith. Our faith in who Jesus is. Our faith in what He has done – our redemption, His victory over sin, death, the grave and hell. Our Lord Jesus has overcome the world.
Prayer is also one of the weapons God has given us. We should use it much more than we do. Prayer can be used as a covert weapon. Our Lord told us go into our closet, shut the door and pray. Our Father who hears in secret will reward us openly. Our Lord Jesus also advises us to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. What a contrast! Think on it – the ways of a serpent or snake and the ways of a dove. Let us use wisdom – God’s wisdom. Let us be harmless.

Posted 8/26/16 at 6:15 AM | June Samuel

Buy the Truth - Do not Sell It

Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Proverbs 23:23 tells us.
Buy the truth - acquire the truth through sacrifice.

"What is truth?" Pilate rhetorically asked Jesus this question in the Gospel of John 18:38. The Lord Jesus answered that question in his prayer to our Father. "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth." John 17:17. Earlier this summer I was speaking to a young man. He was trying to persuade me that my truth may not be the same as another one’s truth. How many truths are there as many as there are people? I told him there is only One truth – God’s Word. Hopefully he was persuaded.

To acquire the truth, we have to pray to the Father, read the Word of God and meditate therein. The Holy Spirit will enlighten our understanding. We buy the truth when we give of our time by purposefully pursuing the truth of God in His word. We have to purpose in our heart to meditate in the word of God. We must devote a period of time each day to pray, read and meditate in the word.

Acquiring the truth is costly. God's truth changes our lives and many times we do not want to change our lives or our lifestyles. James 1:25 reads: But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
There is no secret code needed in order to learn the truth in God's word. The Holy Spirit of God enlightens our understanding with the truth of God's Word. FULL POST

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