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Present Reveals Eternal Savior's Emancipation Now Today! (P.R.E.S.E.N.T)!”

Ramesh C. Reddy

This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”-
Isaiah 43:16, 18-19

This verse is so touching for the New Year 2020 because the Lord who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters is telling me to put into action two commands:
'Forget the former things'
'Do not dwell on the past'

This is what I needed to hear from the Lord on this day of Jan 01, 2020 because after 22 years of working for Sodexo, a great and awesome company I had the honor of being part of, I lost my job. The year 2019 was really rough for our family because of sicknesses we all faced that affected my attendance at work. The silverling in all this was because of my exemplary service these past 22 years, I was offered to be rehired in Oct 23, 2020 when my attendance points go back to zero. It has still be very painful but the Lord's words have been comforting me to 'Forget the former things' and 'Do not dwell on the past'

What has been comforting is the promise: "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."

It has been very exciting to take this promise to heart as we trust in the Lord and have moved towards fulltime ministry with the Pittsburgh Standard. What has been so touching is the financial and prayer support we have received from few friends as we embark on this new exciting ministry opportunity using every section of PS as a means to ministry. The financial partnership to reach souls for Christ and the prayer partnership have been very encouraging. We thank each of our supporters for helping us in this ministry. Our hope is we can continue in this ministry for atleast a year and reevaluate in Oct 2020. We are really excited and at the same time fearful but dependent on the Lord. The year 2019 was a desert for our family and we are having faith that 2020 will be 'streams in the wasteland'.

I ask you now dear friend, what will your P.R.E.S.E.N.T look like in 2020?
Dear friend, we need not know what the next 365 days will look like. What we can have confident is that the Lord Jesus loves us so much and He wants us to remember these words: This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”- Isaiah 43:16, 18-19

The Lord wants to do a new thing in your life but you need to be open to receive what He wants to do in your life. Whatever He wants to do in your life will not go against Scripture but will line up with Scripture. This assures us that whatever path we decide to go on, we cannot say it is from the Lord if it goes against Scripture.

What is exciting to know is that the Lord promises us these promises:
"For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, they are plans for good and not for evil, plans to give you a future and a hope!" (Jeremiah 29:11)

"All things works together for good to them that love God and are fitting into His plans!" (Romans 8:28)

"Being confident of this, that He who began a work in you will finish it to completion!" (Philippians 1:6)

"I want you to trust in me in your times of trouble, says the Lord, so I can rescue you and you can give me the glory!" (Psalm 50:15)

"My God will supply all my needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus!" (Philippians 4:19)

"Forgetting the things in the past and looking forward to the things ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize of God in Christ Jesus!" (Philippians 3)

"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength and power!" (Philippians 4:13)

When we hold on to the Lord, we will be holding on to hope. So, though we do not know what 2020 will hold for us, we can be assured we can move on in 2020 with the Lord on our side when we yield our life to Him and ask Him to take over. For He loves you and me so much that He wants to be part of our lives. When you and I do that, no matter what troubles we face whether it is loss of a job, etc, the Lord reminds us: "Just as you have trusted Christ to save you, trust Him also with each day's problems. Live in vital union with Him. Let your roots go down deep and draw your nourishment from Him!" (Colossians) "I will instruct you and guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch your progress!" (Psalm 32:8)

"You are my hiding place from every storm of life. You even keep me from getting into trouble. Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you." (Psalm 32)

These promises are so exciting to claim as we move into this year of 2020. May the Lord bless you in this present year and reveal His will to you and you walk hand in hand with Him. Let His radiant light encompass you for He will be our Guiding Light for Jesus reminds us, "I AM the Light of the world, if you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness but living light will flood your path" (John 8:12)

Thank you Jesus! This is so exciting to know! I don't know what you are going through on this New Year of 2020 but the Lord Jesus knows what you are going through. He knows what each of us face. Instead of looking at your problems look to the one who has the solution. Look to the One who will give you grace in your time of hardship for He will send support your way in His timing and way! Hold on to the One who loves you dearly whether you need provision, healing, peace, etc.

The same Lord who parted the red sea to make ground so the Israelites can escape  wants to be your Jehovah Rophe, the Lord my Healer, Jehovah Jireh, the Lord my Provider,  Jehovah Shalom, the Lord my Prince of Peace. He wants to take your past and give you a new PRESENT. It can happen this year of 2020!  But you need to let go of the baggage of 2019.

Jesus loves you so much and wants to be the Lord of your past and move you forward. No matter what your past looks like, 'he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters' can make a way in the desert areas of your life and streams in areas you see as a wasteland. Yes, He can friend!

You may have a stigma of things that happened to you that brings you torment;  you may have brought shame to your family, you maybe facing the shame of losing a job because of your fault, you maybe feeling yucky on the inside because of past things you are haunted by; you may have been in perpetual sin over and over that your conscience has become desensitized, etc.

But the Good News you can give in to the Savior who wants to become the Lord of your past so you don't have to live in the past anymore, no you don't!

Whatever happened in 2019 or before, bring it before Jesus. Bring all your pain, guilt, suffering, shortcomings, stigmas, shame before the cross of Christ.

Jesus will  have compassion on you! Jesus will bring restoration to your life.

Yes, He can friend, Oh yes He can! Come as you are and find grace in time of need! He will show you His mercy and grace exhibited by His wonderful compassion to you just as you are. So come to the throne of grace and find help in time of need. He is Mighty to Save!

Friends, each of you has a past and identity; otherise you won’t be in the PRESENT. You know the skeletons from your past. You know the deep hurts and scars that are hidden deep inside. You know the times of rejection, ridicule, etc you may have faced. Many of you may still be carrying them with you as heavy baggage. It will not go away on its own but you can definitely find healing from your past and be set free once you start dealing with what happened and not hesitate to receive the help needed. Jesus wants you to come to Him as you are and He will not turn you away. He wants to clean out your past for you. Yes, He does friend! Come as you are and receive your PRESENT in Christ.

 You do not have to let your past stop you from receiving the help the Lord wants to give you right now! You should not think to yourself, 'what will my family and friends think of me if I give my life to the Lord Jesus Christ'. No, don't think that but come to Jesus as you are. He will help you. Thank you Jesus!

It won't be easy and there could be a lot of inner turmoil and pain but when you pour out your heart to the Lord showing him everything that has caused the wounds and scars you are dealing with and ask Jesus to make you clean so will you be in God's perfect timing. Thank you Jesus!

When you pray to the Lord listen to what He has to tell you through His Word, His Spirit, and His Church remembering that whatever He tells you will never contradict His Word.

 Jesus wants to reach out to you, touch you in every area of your life, and speak to you making you clean.

Whether you have experienced any kind of shame, abuse, a relational break-up, a family-dysfunction, guilt over sins of the past, death in the family, loss of a job, etc because of mistakes of the past, Jesus is willing to reach out to you with His Loving Hands, touch you with his healing love. Take the help He is offering you. He loves you so much.

I don't usually recommend movies during these devotionals but I highly recommend the movie: 'The Sin Eater'

Don't let your past or what other people will think about you stop you from receiving your healing. Just because you may have had bad experiences in the past and they hurt you so badly, don't let that govern your PRESENT and future.

Come as you are and receive cleansing for all your sins. We all have sinned and need a new beginning. Jesus wants to give that to us. Give your past to the Lord Jesus and be healed! Be healed and cleaned by the Lord as you turn to Him!

When we come to Jesus, we have to acknowledge our own short comings before a Holy God, fall on our knees, and beg Jesus to cleanse us and make us Holy by His precious blood.

Friend, we can be set free from the past by the Lord and now is the time of Salvation. You are loved so much and Jesus can redeem wherever or whatever you have messed up. His way will be the best way! Come to Jesus as you are knowing He loves you so much and has a plan for your life. You can be clean no matter what you have done! You are never out of His love and never out of His reach. You will find your true PRESENT in Jesus!

"When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!" (2 Cor 5:17, TLB)

May you receive healing in the Arms of our loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ now and forever who wants you to forget the past and find your PRESENT in His precious Arms of Love as He wants to be the Lord of the past and the Lord of your PRESENT 2020.

Freedom From Your Past (Read Philippians 3:12-21)
By Ramesh C. Reddy

Having trouble with your PAST?
Don't know how long it will last?

It's eating you up like a bomb's blast?

Cause missed opportunities coming to you to haunt,

Making you hurt and daunt.

No way to keep count?

ANSWER AWAITS, you can in life mount.
(Matt 11:28-30)
You cant look back (
Philippians 3:13-14)

Cause your self-esteem will lack. (
John 14:1)

Life ain't over, though you are under attack (
Ephesians 6:11)

And on the wrong track. (
Isaiah 30:21)

You think though it is too late (
Matt 19:26)

Because you have messed up each date( day ) (
Psalm 50:15)

May make you, yourself hate. (
Isaiah 43:1-4)

That is not your fate. (
Romans 8:28)
Christ is the Gate! (
John 10:9)

Will deliver you from your broken state. (
Luke 4:18-19)

Gotta walk by Faith
(Hebrews 11:1)

And upon him wait. (
Isaiah 40:31)

Jesus has your best interests in mind. (
Romans 8:28)

Depending on Him and His Word, will us remind. (
Col 3:16)

Loves you so much, for you died on the pole ( Cross )
(1 Cor 15:3)

Please give him your heart and lets do our role. (
Psalm 37:4)

Wonderful to know, each day his Blessings and Mercies are new.

How many situations in the past we blew.
(Psa 103:17 & Gal 2:20)

 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”-(Isaiah 43:18-19, NIV)

"Present Reveals Eternal Savior's Emancipation Now Today! (P.R.E.S.E.N.T)"What will your P.R.E.S.E.N.T look like in 2020?"

Dear Jesus, you remember everything. Thank you so much Jesus. Thank you so much for your love. Lord, you know the wounds and scars each of us face from our past or even the present. You know Lord what it has done to us on the inside and many times on the outside. Lord when the pain is too much it is so easy to try to forget it by focusing our minds on other things so we do not have to deal with it. That won't help us in the long run. But, I know Lord you can heal each person who is faced with hurts when they come to you. You can clean us of our sins and make us pure again no matter what we have done or faced with. Oh Lord, we need that cleansing in our lives. There are those right now Lord who need to feel clean but their guilt has a hold on them. Their identity is found in their guilt, pain, brokenness, torment, shame, etc. Please Oh Lord come and break that guilt, brokenness, pain, torment, shame etc. Please Oh Lord, help them to hold on to you. Let them know they are loved and can start over again with new life in 2020. Thank you Jesus. Please Jesus reach out to the one who is hurting and touch them with your love and power. Provide them the means to get the healing you want for their lives. Thank you Jesus so much. Please Lord help them not to let their past influence them from getting the help they need. You know how they can receive that help. Please make it clear to them. Thank you so much Jesus. Use your children to bring healing to others within your family and outside your family so one day they can come into your family. Thank you so much Jesus. Help us Oh God of our Salvation for the glory of your name. Help us that we will always find our identity in you. Thank you so much Jesus! Please deliver us and provide us healing for your name's sake. We are sinners in need of a Savior. Our sin has separated us from you and has made us broken and shattered. Only your love and forgiveness can restore us by the cleansing blood you shed on the cross of Calvary and coming back to life on the third day to save us. So, we come to you as we are and ask you to come into our heart and make our heart your home cleansing all the areas of our lives that need your cleansing. Thank you Jesus for being our Lord and Personal Savior. Thank you that you have heard our prayers and answered us. Thank you that we belong to you and can find our PRESENT in you. In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!


May you be touched by the Lord's presence and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ as you yourself bask in the loving Arms of love of our Savior. We cannot give anything or spread the Good News of Christ unless we have personally seen and experienced His love in our own life.

We will only be excited to share or spread any news if it makes an impact in our own life for that is human tendency so may you be impacted by Jesus Christ in your own life that you cannot keep Jesus to yourself but have the urge and desire to keep spreading Jesus.

May you all continue to have a MERRY CHRISTMAS SEASON and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Dear Lord Jesus, it touches me so much when I see the original candy cane and what it means. Thank you Jesus for being my Good Shepherd and guiding me by your staff. It is so cool the candy cane is in the shape of a 'J' to remind us of you. Not only that but the white coating reminds me of your purity. You who had no sin became sin for us that we may attain the righteousness of God. The red stripes represent your blood shed to cleanse us of all of our sins. The tiny stripes represent the Trinity. We love you Lord and need you. Thank you for being their for us and being our sweet Savior! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

Lord Jesus, You are my all in all. You are my Prince of Peace, Rock, Savior, and Friend. You are my Holy Father guiding me through to live a life of righteousness, holy righteousness. Oh God, I need you more than ever. I need to feel your hands around me holding me tight. I need your love to surround me so that you can glow in my life. Help me please Jesus. I desire in your presence. Thank you for guiding me to live a life of righteousness. Oh God you love me more than ever. You hear my voice when I cry out to you. When I seek your face, you fill me up. You are my all in all. Thank you Jesus so much for your help no matter what I face, your grace is available and you take my case. Thank you for hearing us and answering us. In Your Name I Pray Jesus! AMEN! (Most of the prayer is from a vineyard song called “All in All”)

If you would like to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him a daily part of your life, you can this very moment. You will never be alone. You can claim God's promises for you in the Bible and see them come true, before your eyes, in His wonderful timing. You don't have to wait for a special time to come to the Lord. You can come right now as you pray the prayer below, meaning it in your heart.

God I am a sinner. I am invaded by this deadliest virus. Many times I feel so guilty and yucky inside. I need forgiveness. I am so sorry for my sins. I have not obeyed you with my whole heart! I have gone my own way and done my own things. I  struggle with sin. I need you Jesus in my life so I can receive forgiveness and a new beginning. In the process, I can forgive others as you help me to. Thank you so much Jesus. I accept the antidote you have sent me. I believe Jesus you died for me and your cleansing blood will cleanse me from all my sins. You came back to life to save me. Thank you God I am set free, free from the bondage of sin. Hear my cry Oh Lord. I accept you Jesus into my heart. I make you my Lord and Personal Savior of my life. Thank you Father God for giving me Salvation. Thank you Jesus for coming into my heart and making my heart your home. Thank you for living in me Jesus and I will live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. Thank you for being my Lord and personal Savior! I can live a life of peace with you on my side. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me! In your Name I Pray Jesus! AMEN!

No matter what you feel in your heart, know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel of John or Gospel of Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help!

No matter who you are, it is not ever too late to join a Bible-believing church or a college fellowship. I highly encourage each of you to come to Small Group on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Oakland International Fellowship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for prayer, 10:00 a.m. for Community Bible Time in Gospel of John, worship at 11:30 a.m, and fellowship lunch at 12:30 pm.

May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His love now and forever! Amen!

Friend, if you have prayed this prayer and meant it in your heart, you are a new creation in Christ and all old things are passed away and everything has become new! You may feel something or may not but don’t base it on feelings but base your new life in Christ on the promises of our Savior who will never leave you nor forsake you! Amen!

Feel free to email me at reddy4hisglory@gmail.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, pray with, talk about Spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My number is 412-641-9426

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

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 Advent Devotionals:

 Matt 1:3,5-6, Luke 1:26-27: "What does God do about your G.E.N.E.A.L.O.G.Y in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 09, 19, 06:19 a.m.)

Matt 1:18-19: "How has your L.O.V.E influenced others in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 10, 19, 04:15 a.m.)

Matt 1:20: "What has a D.R.E.A.M revealed to you in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 11, 19, 09:23 a.m.)

Matt 1:20: "Why expect a M.I.R.A.C.L.E this season?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 13, 19, 10:11 a.m.)

Matt 1:21: "What significance do you give a N.A.M.E in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 17, 19, 10:57 a.m.)

Matt 1:21: "Who are you depending on to S.A.V.E you?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 18, 19, 10:11 a.m.)

Matt 1:21-22: "How can P.R.O.P.H.E.C.Y make you believe in Jesus?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 19, 19, 09:36 a.m.)

Matt 1:22-23: "What does I.M.M.A.N.U.E.L mean to you?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 20, 19, 09:10 a.m.)

Matt 1:24: "Whose C.O.M.M.A.N.D.S do you obey in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 21, 19, 09:43 a.m.)

Matt 1:25: "In what outcome will you give C.R.E.D.I.T to the Lord in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 23, 19, 10:02 a.m.)

Luke 1:31-33: "What K.I.N.G.D.O.M will you be part of  in life?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 24, 19, 09:38 a.m.)

Luke 2:8-14: "How do you relate to the S.H.E.P.H.E.R.D.S this Christmas season?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 25, 19, 09:24 a.m.)

Luke 2:15-20: "Why be the one to S.P.R.E.A.D the Good News of Jesus this Christmas season?"By Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 27, 19, 07:14 a.m.)






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