Prayer is…

Prayer is…

A God willed…

Son accomplished…

Spirit enabled…


The Trinity


I pray to God the Father because of what God the Son accomplished allowing me to reach Him, and I believe in His sacrifice because God’s Holy Spirit teaches me this truth.

Though there are three persons, these three are one.

Grace always,



1. An improvement in the condition or strength of something.
2. An instance for something to become important again.

But everything exposed by the light becomes visible–and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
nd Christ will shine on you”
Ephesians 5:13-14

Filthy lusts must be rooted out. These sins must be dreaded and detested. here are not only cautions against gross acts of sin, but against what some may make light of. but theses things are so far from being profitable, that they pollute and poison the hearers. Our cheerfulness should show itself as becomes believers, in what may tend to God’s glory. A covetous man makes a god of his money; places that hope, confidence, and delight, in worldly good, which should be in God only.

Those who allow themselves, either in the lusts of the flesh or the love of the world, belong not to the kingdom of grace, nor shall they come to the kingdom of glory. When the vilest transgressors repent and believe the gospel, they become children of obedience, from whom God’s wrath is turned away. Dare we make light of that which brings down the wrath of God?

Sinners, like men in the dark, are going they know not whither, and doing what they know not what.

But by the grace of God wrought a mighty change in the souls of many. Walk as children of light, as having knowledge and holiness. These works of darkness are unfruitful, whatever profit they may boast; for they end in the destruction of the impenitent (unrepentant) sinner.
– Matthew Henry Concise Commentary

There are many ways of abetting, or taking part in sins of others; by

Commendation – Praise. An award involving special praise

Counsel – advice given formally; recommend

Consent – Permission for something to happen or agreement to do something

Concealment – the condition of being concealed or hidden

And if we share with others in their sins, we must expect to share in their plagues. If we do not reprove the sins of others, we have fellowship with them. A good man will be ashamed to speak of what the wicked are not ashamed to do. We must have not only a sight and a knowledge that sin is sin, and in some measure shameful, but see it as a breach of God’s holy law. After the example of prophets and apostles, we should call on those asleep and dead in sin, to awake and arise, that Christ may give them light!

Eshon Burgundy – The Name

Raise the bar

Grace always,


Dear Descendants of Adam and Eve,


We’ve been contaminated with a disease,

The infiltration of sin is deep in our nature;

Peel back the layers

It’s no secret

Even the naked eye can see it under careful examination

No exaggeration needed

These are exact statements

We are dead in our offenses

We can’t pay penance with petty possessions

No exceptions or exemptions will be made

Nothing independent of true repentance and redemption

Deserving the death sentence

We earned it by our own merits;

Inherited from our parents;

Pride and arrogance

Endlessly in error is the best way to describe our rebellious lives as blind derelicts

On what basis should we escape judgement and condemnation?

If we get graded on a curve, who is worthy of God’s favor?

If He is righteous and just, and the wages of sin is death,

The only way for us to live is if someone perfect dies for us

How else can the spiritually lifeless rise from dust?

From the worst to the least of sinners,

The truth hurts but let it simmer until your soul surrenders control

The goal of Faith is to believe that we need to be saved

And then rejoice knowing that our Savior came;

Died in our place

And His sinless life was raised from the grave

Our sin is death,

Christ is life

Either way, all of us are slaves

One Kills

One Saves

Grace always,



Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,that we should no longer be slaves to sin — because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

Slaves to Righteousness

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:1-23

Hillsong – I Surrender

Walk… By… FAITH!

Since the beginning of this year I had been trying to sell my car.

It was advertised on Kijiji and Craigslist since around March.

I was planning to sell it and maybe save the money for my first home, or something of that sort.

However, I was really unhappy about the condition of the basement in the townhouse rental unit that I’m currently living in.

So I decided that once i sold the car, I would use a portion of the money to renovate. But I also decided that I wouldn’t move until I did. It wasn’t nice and I didn’t want the next tenant stuck with the same issue I was putting up with for the past 7 years.

In the past three weeks, I had two people come and see the car.

The first assured me that he absolutely wanted it and since he was a friend and assured me so strongly, I was certain I was gonna sell it.

The same week he was suppose to pay me, His dad fell off a ladder in Nova Scotia and he needed to use the money to fly over which was totally understandable.

I made note in my mind of the timing that this tragedy occurred wondering what God might be trying to tell me since I no longer believe in coincidences. (My friend’s father was a-okay btw)

Then a week later, another buyer came and test drove the car and was also interested.

After he left, I prayed that he would buy the car so I could begin my renovation job and confidently went about my day.

He never even called back. I tried not to get distressed but rather looked to what God was trying to teach me…

Last week, I heard a Word about being stingy with money. Although I never carried or considered myself to be that way, for some reason the word “stingy” stuck with me.

Truth is, I already had savings that could afford the whole project, but just wanted to use the money from the car so I didn’t have to dip into it.

I made a decision on Thursday last week to just go ahead and use it thinking to myself that God had already provided me with the means for me to pay for this project yet I was praying for help to sell the car for money for the very same thing.

On Thursday, last week after I visited the supplier to order the floors, having resolved to use my savings money, I received a phone call on my way home….

A buyer negotiated a price for the car over the phone without even driving or seeing it other than in the posting picture.

He came…. He didn’t even test drive the car…. barely asked a question about it…. threw me a bundle of cash for the amount of the car and drove off.

I didn’t have to use my savings after all. And it was enough to finance the entire project exactly as I wanted!



so faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ
Romans 10:17


Jesus Is Alive

Shai Linne ft Lecrae – Jesus Is Alive

(Chorus 1)

Elvis is dead,
Picasso is dead
Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin are dead
Marilyn Monroe is dead

Jesus is Alive

Brando is dead,
James Brown is dead
Princess Di and John Lennon are dead
Biggie and Pac are dead

Jesus is Alive

Verse 1

Give praise to King Jesus, the blessed Son
Victorious, glorious resurrected One
To Him belongs the power, glory and honor
Ascended where He sits at the right hand of the Father
At the cross He made atonement- His people He saved
After three days He was raised in defeat of the grave
By faith the elect behold Him, His scepter is golden
He must have been hot or slippery because death couldn’t hold Him
The spotlight is on today’s icons
In a thousand years, nobody will care- their light’s gone
But at that time, Christ will still shine bright
He’s not in the limelight- He IS the limelight
Criminal minded, you’ve been blinded
Looking for the body of Jesus? You won’t find it
We never lack spirit, letting you cats hear it
Because His tomb is empty like most secular rap lyrics

(Chorus 2)

Plato is dead,
Socrates is dead
Aristotle and Immanuel Kant are dead
Neitzsche and Darwin are dead

Jesus is Alive

Buddha is dead,
Mohammed is dead
Ghandi and Haile Selassie are dead
Elijah Mohammed is dead

Jesus is Alive

Verse 2

Throughout history there’s been mad religious leaders
Prophets, preachers, scholars, teachers
But when it came to the grave, no one could climb out
That’s where Jesus stands alone like taking a ‘timeout’
And don’t be mislead- I got a level head
No resurrection, Christianity would have never spread
The disciples weren’t stupid guys who would ruin their lives
And then choose to die for what they knew was a lie
That would be beyond ridiculous- Nah, the issue is
The risen Christ seen by 500 eye-witnesses
Imagine 500 people in a court of law
Each of them taking the stand reporting what they saw
If their stories lined up and made sense
The evidence would have to leave you convinced
But still it’s by faith that we trust and praise the Son
Who was raised for our justification

(Chorus 3)

Nero is dead,
Constantine is dead
Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun are dead
Alexander the Great is dead

Jesus is Alive

Napoleon is dead,
Lao Tzu is dead
Che Guevara and Henry VIII are dead
Saddam Hussein is dead

Jesus is Alive

Verse 3

Through faith in Christ, we’ve been saved from hell
Because He’s risen, it means we’ll be raised as well
In glorified bodies fit for the new earth
For now, we participate in the new birth
The universal reality of the true church
With resurrection power, watch the Spirit do work!
United with Christ, we reside in His light
Abide in His might, keep in stride as we fight
The pride in our life, the lies and the spite
We strive to be wise as He guides through the night
He’ll chide and He’ll slice- recognize that He’s right
His brightness inside lights our eyes and it’s tight
(He) decided to die to wash white all our strife
His life was the price to delight in His wife
He told death “sike” just to rise like a kite
All eyes on the Christ- let’s prize Him tonight

(Chorus 4)

Pharaoh is dead,
Cyrus is dead
Darius and Sennacharib are dead
Nebuchadnezzar is dead

Jesus is Alive

Caesar is dead,
Herod is dead
Annas, Caiaphas and Judas are dead
Pontius Pilate is dead

Jesus is Alive

The Five Solae

The Latin word “sola” means “alone” or “only” in English

Sola Scriptura (Latin) – by
Scripture Alone

Sola Scriptura is the teaching that the Bible is the only inspired and authoritative Word of God, is the only source for Christian doctrine, and is accessible to all–that is, it is perspicuous and self-interpreting.

Sola Fide (Latin) – By Faith Alone

Sola Fide is the teaching that justification is received by faith and faith only, without any mixture of, or need for good works. In other words, only by faith in Christ are we saved from sin, we need not do any works to receive that but by faith only. When we do good unto others, it is not to receive justification but instead out of the fruitfulness that comes from being redeemed by God.

Sola gratia (Latin) – By Grace Alone

Sola gratia is the teaching that salvation comes by divine grace or “unmerited favor” only, not as something merited by the sinner.

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

Solus Christus (Latin) Through Christ Alone

Solus Christus is the teaching that Christ is the only mediator between God and man, and that there is salvation through no other.

Soli Deo gloria (Latin) – Glory to God Alone

Soli Deo gloria is the teaching that all glory is to be due to God alone, since salvation is accomplished solely through His will and action – not only the gift of the all-sufficient atonement of Jesus on the cross but also the gift of faith in that atonement, created in the heart of the believer by the Holy Spirit.

Grace always,

Living in the Spirit of Christ

Liberty – The freedom not to live enslaved to sin, while also not living life with strict adherance to the law.

Walking in the Spirit – The Freedom to build a deep and profound relationship with God thanks to the completed sacrifice by our Savior Jesus Christ allowing the Holy Ghost to minister to us in reverence, repentence, and love all thanks to His fully completed and freely bestowed gift of grace for us all, through faith.




Be Baptized

And Receive the Holy Spirit


Walk By Faith

Living by the Spirit’s Power

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.
Galatians 5:16-26

Grace always,

W.L.A.K -Cypher