Ezekiel 36:24-29

II Timothy 3:16-17
"38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."  Acts, Chapter 2, verses 38-39


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Bible Study and Sunday Service is every Sunday from
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Both at same place!

1541 Merkley Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Spiritual Rescue Mission

I will survive. I will survive. I will survive. In order to survive we must eat. Are we eating every day? Sure, were are! Everyone eats every day. But, are you eating right? There are two kinds of food that you need to keep in mind: the food of the spirit and the food of the flesh. People love to eat healthy food. It makes them happy because it gives them peace of mind knowing they are treating their body right. Those good feelings and emotions you can move on, day to day. The food for our soul and our faith means to walk not by sight, but by faith. Living this way will also make us happy because it will give us peace of mind to know we are treating our spirit right. 

The word, is from God and he is the one to direct us, and our path. In 2 Timothy 1:7 we are told the following: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.” What are you going to do with this? Take it in! This is great food for the spirit! In Proverbs 9:10 we are told “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” What does this mean to you? How understanding are you and how often do you feed on it? Fear does not exist when you live by the truth. If you know the truth, the truth will set you free. Free and free indeed. Every day we must work to keep fear away. Respect and know God. If you don’t have his love, you have nothing. The holy spirit of the Lord will give you the ability to live for the spirit, so that you can forgive one another and love one another; not like you are higher than that one person, but as a love for everyone, and not as if you are better than that person, but out of concern for everyone.

When you eat spiritual food, you learn obedience to the Lord because you live it. In Psalm 10:3-7, the word says “But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him and his righteousness unto children’s children.” This means you live by example and you pass it down to your sons and daughters who will benefit from it. The mercy is everlasting from generation to generation – no end. That fear is not the fear of punishment; it is the fear of obedience. Fearing not by fear, but by respect and knowledge based on who their Father is. Live with this fear and in hope, to honor that we are the children of God. Live as a child of light, not darkness, so that others can look to your good example. Remember that in Mathew 6:33 we are told “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Psalm 86:11: “Teach me thy way, O Lord, I will walk in thy truth, unite my heart to fear thy name.” Well, here you are today, reading scripture at the Spiritual Rescue Mission. You have already taken that step in seeking the kingdom of God and you will find it through the word. Be born again. Be born again. Be born again in the spirit through Christ, Jesus.

If you want to be going out and partying regularly, and taking breaks from the kids, it creates a long suffering situation because you know it is against the will of God. You know what is right, even if you have an understanding of it. If you still do it - that is what creates the long suffering situation because you are doing something against what you believe in. The scripture in Galations 5:16-23 reads “16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 18 But if ye be led to the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions , heresies 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Your Spiritual food diet.

The first thing we all must do is change to a healthy diet, the fruit of the holy spirit. You can eat this fruit in abundance without fear. If you don’t eat meat, great! But what are you going to put into your spirit? In the same light you cannot come to God and say you want to eat the fruit of the holy spirit but not come clean. Do not fear coming clean. If you take the same medicine over and over for your headache there will come a time when that medicine will not heal it because you’ve become immune to it. You will need stronger medicine to kill that headache. Do you want to heal yourself later or now? NOW! Exactly! That’s what the word of God is to you. It will change you now. Today. This very moment.

You are making a decision, here. You can worry about your appetite and diet. Some people exercise but don’t eat right. It is the same in the Christian life. You must be right and you must make the choice to do it right but not by fearing God as in “being afraid,” rather fearing God under the fear of the power he holds to guide you to a path of respectfulness. Meditate day and night. Have no doubt. Make a 100% turn. Become a child of God. You will be blessed with insight, from experiencing firsthand what I am talking about.

John 15:10 reads: If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. Ephesians 1:17-19 “That the God our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of this might power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.”

Of course, most of us already believe a healthy diet can improve our health. In the same light the word of God can improve your life. Only the food of the spirit can open your eyes and help you see beyond the physical world we live in. This is not a fad diet - something you do only for convenience because if you do, what happens? You go back. You regress. You stumble and fall. If you want to stumble and fall – that’s a choice too. Commit to your spiritual diet and you will reap the rewards of your choice. This does not mean that life will become so easy, it will be a dream (you are still here); it means you will become empowered to make better choices in your life, you will be guided in your path because you will be open to it, and you will be content with your decisions and satisfied with where they take you. There is an abundance of spiritual food in the bible. Feast on it!

Encouraged Scripture:

Revelation 15:4: “Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.”

Romans 8:1-6: "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Psalm 33, verse 18-21: “Behold the eyes of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy. 19 To deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord, he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.”

John 15:9-11: “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
“Everybody wants to look nice.
Everybody wants to look healthy.
  Everybody wants to exercise their body.
We need to exercise our spirituality too.”  
Rev. Pastor Sam Marino

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Friday Night Bible Study is every Friday from
6 - 8 p.m.

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1212 Merkley Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Food Drive immediately following Friday Night Bible Study

(same location)

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