Monday, August 25, 2008


Mark 1:4b 4: John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
When we confess our sins and accept Jesus as our savior, we are washed by his grace and cover under the blood.
Isa. 1:18 18: Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Act 22:16 16: And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
Paul was given instructions of God to wash away his sins by baptism of the water, and by calling on the name of the Lord. The calling on the name of the Lord is the spiritual washing of sins. Water in itself is unable to wash away your sins. It is our faith/belief in Jesus as being our Lord and Savior; His blood was shed on the cross for many to wash away or cover our sins. Isa. 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
When they stuck/pierced him in his side, water and blood ran out. John 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
This was and is symbolic of him bringing the Old and New Testament together. The Old Testament used symbolism through water for baptism to wash away men’s sin. In the New Testament, Jesus came and by way of the cross was crucified—even before he was crucified his blood was shed when he was torture and beaten. It was this, the shedding of his blood that cover our sins and was washed away. I John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Today's baptism symbolizes us believing in Jesus Christ and him shedding his blood which washed away our sins. Baptism in water in itself does not guarantee our salvation nor does it makes us more holy. Believing in Jesus Christ is what guarantees our salvation. Just as communion is symbolic of his blood being shed and his flesh being torn on the cross. I Cor. 11:24&25.
We that take part in communion are acknowledging and believing in what Jesus Christ have done on the cross, so we take part in his suffering and crucifixion symbolically through communion. Communion in itself does not make us holy or more righteous but only remind us of why we believe and why we are saved. “Do this in remembrance of me.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Do you hear me

Do You Hear Me!?
John 10:27
Do you hear me talking? Do you know that I am with you, in you? I am talking but you are not listening.
Know my voice. I have put my laws into your hearts, and in your minds I have written them. Jer. 31:33; Heb. 10:16. I died so that you would have a comforter, my spirit to dwell in you and to teach you all things.
Be quiet, listen for a while. Like a calm in a storm, a peace that beyond your understanding. I am here. Hear me, feel me near you. I am screaming your name; calling for you to come unto me.
I know why you can't hear me. You are to busy listening to others telling you what you want to hear. I want to tell you what you need to hear.
You want someone to come right when you call. I want you to know that when I don’t come in a hurry, it is far better for you. You must learn to trust and endure.
You must know that you are capable of more than you know; but you won’t ever see it if you don’t stand in the midst of a storm. I have placed in you great things; my spirit, (if you believe); power, (that you don’t use); knowledge/revelation, ( that you must tap into). I have given you all the tools that you need to build, to tear down, to mend, to strengthen, to destroy and to just believe.
Why are you looking without for answers when you can look within. All that you need to know, and all that you need to survive lies within you.
I am that light that no darkness can comprehend. I am that strong tower that no one can destroy. I am that shield that nothing can get through. I am your all and all.
When in doubt, just stop and listen. Be quiet for a while and listen to my voice. I want to talk to you if you let me. I have given you dominion here on earth. I can not and will not enter in if you don’t let me. I can not speak if you are not listening to me. Give me permission to speak to you and listen when I do.
I am the same God yesterday, today and forever. I will not change; I will not hide myself from you.
Each and everyone of you know my voice and can hear me if you just listen and believe. Trust in me and you will see that I was there all the time.
WILL YOU LISTEN????? “He that hath an ear, let him hear…”. Rev 2:7,11,17,29

Glory of God

Look in the mirror and tell what do you see? A creation wonderfully made with care and thought. God just didn’t through you together and went about his way. He made you in his image and likeness. He blew his breath into you. With that breath came knowledge and understanding of who you are and who's’ you are. Gen. 1:26 a: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness;… :27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
We might question the validity of our existence or our importance like David; Psalms 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? :5 For Thou hast madest him a little lower than the angles; and hast crowned him with glory and honor.
You are somebody important in the eye sight of God. It does not matter where you came from naturally; it only matters where you came from spiritually. Trace your lineage through the bible and see who you have in your spiritual blood line like Abraham, Paul, David, the three Hebrew boys, other great men and women of faith and most of all Jesus Christ.
This is what you have in you. Doubt and disbelief have your eyes blinded to the truth. You are greater than what you see in the mirror. Read what God thoughts of you are; Jer. 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Our Father and Lord Jesus Christ thinks highly of you. It does not matter what others think of you or say about you. It only matters what God thinks of you.
Get to know what God says about you by reading the word of God and meditating on it in your hearts. As you do, you will care less what others think of you and only hear and hold on to what God thinks of you.
Remember that you are someone important in the eyes of God. He made you for a reason; to serve him and come into knowledge of who you are. As you continue to praise him no matter what, your understanding of everything will open and you will see life as it truly is. Live your life for Christ. Get closer to him. Sup with him through out the day and at night and the peace and comfort of God will over take you. Isa. 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.


What Does God Want From US?
Forgiveness & Compassion!

Many of us are living our lives at a stand still. We are not progressing naturally nor spiritually. Our own thoughts have us captive because we are not willing to forgive and love.
It does not matter who was wrong or who we think was wrong, what really matters is that we are able to humble ourselves before God in our hearts and still forgive.
When Jesus was asked in Matt. 18: who was greater in the Kingdom of God, Jesus used a child as an example. He states “Except ye be converted (change your way of thinking - your way of life, etc.) and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven”. “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Why he uses a child as an example. A child’s thought are simple and a child does not remain angry. When a child is disciplined by the parents, he/she will cry and become angry for a short moment and they are right back in their parents face laughing and playing again saying I love you. Noticed as they get older, this change. They begin to hold un-forgiveness more and resentment because of life around them. Our world and the state that we all were born in, (born in sin and shaped in iniquity), shapes our mind and hearts in a way that is not fitting with Gods way.
That is why it is important to raise our children to be better than us and the world. If we are to stubborn to change, at least teach our children to become better children of God.
If your brother or sister offends you, forgive them. Peter asked Jesus how often should he forgive his brother that sin against him; seven times? Jesus replies seventy times seven, Matt. 18:21&22. In Jesus eye sight, we must continue to forgive no matter how many times things happen. It is the way of our Lord and Savior. He forgave even though they crucified him. He still went to the cross for those same ones that crucified him. If he did not forgive, we all would have been condemned to hell with no savior insight.
Who could we be hindering from coming to Christ because of our un-forgiveness? Let brotherly love continue. Let this not be named among us. May the love of God rule in your hearts now and forever. Be Blessed.
Psalms 51


We are the Cox family. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know who you are and what your calling is. Exposing others to the truth and bringing to light our true nature is what this is about. Be bless and be encouraged.