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Saturday, October 31, 2009

God's Highest Priority For Our Lives

Romans 8:28

One of our greatest needs is to know that we are loved. Each one of us has to feel certain, deep down in our hearts, that someone loves us, care for us, and has our best interest at heart.

That is how God designed us. He wants us to know that He loves every one of us with a passionate intensity too deep for words. God created humans beings with fellowship in mind--first with Himself, then with others. But we cannot fully love one another until we have ourselves experienced the love of God. We experience His love when we willing surrender to His call to be our Savior, Lord and friend.

There are at least three reasons God seeks our surrender.

1. He loves us and desires our fellowship.

So long as we hold something back from God, we cannot know Him completely or fully Experience His love. when we surrender to Him, we get all of Him.

2. He wants our service for him to be effective and fruitful.

The more we get to know Him and love Jesus, the more effective our service will be. The closer we draw to God, the more impact our lives will have. The more energetically we nurture our relationship with the Lord, the greater the positive mark we will leave behind.

3 He waits for the freedom to bless us.

God is omnipotent but will not violate His own principles. He draws us to Himself so we can experience His love and forgiveness. He asks for our willing surrender so that He can give us the best blessing He has to offer.

If we had a personal intimate relationship with the Savior of this universe, then whatever problems we faced He would face them with us and He would bring a sweet resolve and peace to our heart.

When you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, He not only forgave you but made you into a new creature, no longer standing at a distance from God, but able to draw near to Him.

So why do we resist? with this in mind, why does anyone resist surrendering to God?

The more we get to know and love Jesus, the more effective our service will be.


If you have drifted in your devotion to the Savior and feel as though you grow more distant each day in your relationship to Jesus, then pray that He would draw you near once more. He knows your weakness and if you will tell Him that you want Him to take control of your life, He will come to you in a mighty way and bring hope and light to your situation,no matter how dark and hopeless it may feel.

(Isaiah 55:7) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Voice From Beyond

In Memory Of A Soul

Come to be with us, We do not talk about our neighbors , for our voices are stilled, but we send out messages of warning to those who view our silent city----- the city in which others have placed us'

Oh how we would like to warn you not to cover your sins, but to confess and forsake them, that they may be blotted out of GOD's record. It is not all of life just to live; but to live again--- at peace with GOD and man. There is a great difference between those of us with Lazarus in Heaven and those of us with Dives in HELL. DO NOT wait until you come to be with us to repent BUT DO IT NOW; THERE IS NO BETTER TIME. Do it before you come here it will be to late then. we waited to long "O ETERNITY ! how long?" is our wail.

Oh take heed of GOD's messengers-- those who cease not to teach and preach JESUS CHRIST, GOD's only begotten Son, as crucified for our sins according to the scriptures, buried, but risen again from the dead the third day, according to scriptures that whosoever believeth in Him (JESUS) should not perish but have everlasting life. Search the scriptures which are full of promises and warnings to your precious soul. Follow peace with all menand holiness ,without which no man shall see the LORD. live not for life on earth; but live live only with that eternal abode in mind. Set your affections on things above where CHRIST sitteth at the right hand of GOD; Assemble with Christians at every convenient appointment, least satan distract you from the WORD of GOD and lead you astray . Watch and Pray always. Keep yourself in the love of GOD; for your adversary the DEVIL goeth about as a roaring lion seeking whom hr devour. Hear us! hear us! HEAR US NOW! One second is to long to hesitate, Most of us are in Eternal ! BURNING because we despised the precious moment of opportunity to accept Christ's PARDON.



Monday, October 26, 2009

GRACE OF GOD

TIS NOT BY WORKS THAT I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED,
BUT BY HIS BLOOD ALONE I AM SET FREE,
ONCE AND FOR ALL REDEMPTION WORK WAS FINISHED
WHEN JESUS SHED HIS BLOOD ON CALVARY
NO OTHER WAY IS OFFERED FOR SALVATION,
MY ONLY HOPE IS IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS;
TIS BY THE BLOOD I HAVE HIS PEACE WITHIN.



"EVER LIFT THY FACE UPON ME
AS I WORK AND WAIT FOR THEE
RESTING NEATH THY SMILE LORD JESUS
EARTH DARK SHADOWS FLEE,
BRIGHTNESS OF MY FATHERS GLORY
SUNSHINE OF MY FATHERS FACE
KEEP ME EVER TRUSTING RESTING
FILL ME WITH THY GRACE"


Sunday, October 25, 2009

THE WONDROUS GRACE OF GOD

TEXT TITUS 2:11-14

(1) WHAT IS THE GRACE OF GOD? The grace of God is define as The favor God shown to the undeserving, what is grace in God,what is grace in Christ, and what is grace in the believer.

GRACE IN GOD IS GODLY MERCY, PITYING, GOD WISDOM PLANNING, GOD POWER PREPARING, AND GODS LOVE PROVIDING. GODS GRACE STRETCHING FROM EDEN TO CALVARY. GRACE IN CHRIST IS SAVING GRACE SUGGESTED BY JESUS, SANCTIFYING GRACE SUGGESTED BY CHRIST, SOVEREIGN GRACE IMPLIED BY THE LORD, AND SATISFYING GRACE BY THE LITTLE WORD OUR. PAUL WAS ABLE TO SAY THAT HE WAS WHAT HE WAS BY THE GRACE OF GOD ( 1COR. 15:10). ANOTHER DEFINATION OF GODS GRACE IS HIS ACTIVE FAVOR BESTOWING THE GREATEST GIFT UPON THOSE WHO HAVE DESERVED THE GREATEST PUNISHMENT.

(2) WHAT GRACE BROUGHT.
(A) SALVATION- ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD NOT BY THE LAW, NOT BY SCIENCE, NOT BY PSYCHOLOGY, NOT BY HUMANISM, NONE OF THESE CAN SAVE YOU BUT ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD, (EPH. 2:8-10).

(THREE THINGS SALVATION HAS BROUGHT)
(A) SALVATION IS OF JESUS -- WHOSE NAME MEANS SAVIOR HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.

(B) IT IS FULL AND FREE---IF GRACE PROVIDES IT THEN IT MUST BE SO SALVATION IS TOTALLY FREE, ENTIRELY FREE , FREE FOR THE TAKING, IT IS A GIFT, (EPH 2:8-10)

(C) IT IS AVAILABLE TO ALL PEOPLE.-- JESUS CAME TO MAKE SALVATION AVAILABLE TO EVERY ONE (ROMAN 10:12-13) FOR THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE JEWS AND GREEK: FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM(V-13) FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD, SHALL BE SAVED

(3) WHAT GRACE TAUGHT,---MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT SALVATION IS JUST A MATTER OF HAVING THEIR SINS FORGIVEN AND RECEIVING A NEW LIFE, BUT IT IS MUCH MORE THAN THIS, THE GRACE THAT SAVES US GOES ON TO SANCTIFY US TWO WAYS

(A) NEGATIVELY- TO SAY NO, TO UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY PLEASURES. - TO SAY NO MEANS TO RENOUNCING, THE WORD UNGODLINESS REFERS TO THAT WHICH IS UN LIKE GOD, (ROMAN 1;18-32) THE WORD WORLDLY PLEASURES REFER TO TO ANY UNSPIRITUAL DESIRE AS SEXUAL DESIRE, LIQUOR MANIA, EXCESSIVE YEARNING FOR MATERIAL POSSESSION, POWER, SELF-PLEASING. READ (1JOHN 2:16; TITUS 3:3)

(B) POSITIVELY-- TO LIVE SELF CONTROLLED, UPRIGHT, AND GODLY IN THE PRESENT AGE, TO BE SAVED IS NOT TO JUST TO RECEIVE A INSURANCE TICKET TO HEAVEN: IT IS TO LIVE WITH PRUDENCE, JUSTICE, AND REVERENCE. THAT IS SELF- CONTROLLED--(OUR SELF-WARD ATTITUDE) UPRIGHT, (OUR MAN-WARD ATTITUDE) AND GODLY (OUR GOD-WARD ATTITUDE) HOW DO YOU FIT INTO THIS PICTURE?

(4) WHAT GRACE WROUGHT---- THE FACT THAT THE GRACE OF GOD BROUGHT SALVATION, MEANS THAT WE HAVE A BLESSED HOPE WHAT IS THE CHRISTIANS BLESSED HOPE? IT IS THE PERSONAL RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST THE WORD HOPE DOES NOT IMPLY UNCERTAINTY, BUT MEANS A CONFIDENT EXPECTATION THE HOPE OF CHRIST COMING IS BLESSED INDEED. THINK OF THE ONE WHO IS COMING, THINK HOW HE IS COMING, THINK WHY HE IS COMING.

(A) TO RAPTURE THE CHURCH, INTO HIS PRESENCE (JOHN 14:5; ICOR. 15:51-52; 1THESS. 4:16-17)

(B) TO REIGN IN GREAT GLORY, (REV. 1:7) WE AS CHRISTIAN ARE TO LIVE LOOKING FOR THE RETURN OG JESUS CHRIST, DO WE LIVE LIKE THIS OR WE LOOKING AT THE WORLD AND ITS UPSET AND UNREST, AND SINS, OR ARE WE LOOKING FOR JESUS GLORIOUS RETURN.

(5) WHAT GRACE SOUGHT.---- WHAT DID GODS GRACE SEEK? THE ANSWER IS IN (TITUS 2:14) IN THESE WORDS PECULIAR PEOPLE MEANS A SET APART PEOPLE, A DIFFERENT PEOPLE, A PEOPLE OF HIS VERY OWN ,THIS IS WHY JESUS DIED FIRST THAT HE MIGHT REDEEM US FROM ALL WICKEDNESS , AND THEN HE MIGHT PURIFY FOR HIMSELF A PEOPLE THAT ARE HIS VERY OWN EAGER TO DO THAT WHICH IS GOOD.

THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT GRACE SEEKS.
(A) A REDEEM PEOPLE----- A SAVED PEOPLE.
(B) A CLEANSED PEOPLE---- A SANCTIFIED PEOPLE.
(C) A ZEALOUS PEOPLE----- A SERVING PEOPLE

WE DO NOT WORK IN ORDER TO BE SAVED, BUT WHEN, BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE ARE SAVED, THEN WE WORK WITH GREAT ZEAL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD...

I WILL NOT WORK, MY SOUL TO SAVE
FOR THAT MY LORD HAS DONE
BUT I WILL WORK LIKE ANY SLAVE
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD'S DEAR SON


THE COMEs OF GOD'S WORD

(1) COME INTO A PLACE OF SAFETY. ( GEN. 7:1)- And the LORD said unto Noah, come into the Ark.
(2) COME TO A GOODLY FELLOWSHIP. ( NUM. 10:29) And Moses said unto Hohab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses father in law, We are journeing unto the place of which the LORD said I will giveit to you: Come thou with us and we will do good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.
(3) COME FOR PERSONAL CLEANSING. (Isa.1:18) 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.
(4) COME FOR A SATISFYING PORTION, (ISA, 55:1) Ho every one that thirsteth, COME YE TO THE WATER,and he that hath no money; COME YE, BUY, AND EAT; yea, COME BUY WINE AND MILK WITHOUT MONEY, AND WITHOUT PRICE.
(5) COME FOR REST OF SOUL. (MAT. 11:28) COME UNTO ME all ye that labour and heavy laden, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST,
(6) COME AT THE KINGS URGENT INVITATION. (MAT.22:4) Again he sent forth other servants, saying, tell them which are bidden behold, i have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatling are killed, and all things are ready: COME UNTO THE MARRIAGE.
(7) COME TO THE GOSPEL FEAST, (LUKE 14:17) AND sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, COME: FOR ALL THINGS ARE NOW READY.
(8) COME AT THE THREE FOLD CALL. (REV. 22:17) And the Spirit and Bride say, COME, and let him, that hearth say, COME and let him take the water of life freely.



Friday, October 23, 2009

Incredible What Love Has Done

THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST

At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.

At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.

Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long.

The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breath.

Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain so He was forced to alternate between arching His back then using his legs just to continue to breath. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage.

Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours.

Yes, over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding.

He was simply pouring water from his wounds.

From common images we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side. But do we realize His wounds were actually made in his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. But before the nails and the spear Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body. The beating so horrific that His face was torn and his beard ripped from His face. The crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp. Most men would not have survived this torture.

He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds.
The human adult body contains about 3.5 liters (just less than a gallon) of blood.

Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into his members; a crown of thorns on his head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into his chest.

All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying his own cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where his hands were nailed).

Jesus had to endure this experience, so that you can have free access to God.
So that your sins could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception! Don't ignore this situation. JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU! For you, who now read this post. Do not believe that He only died for others (those who go to church or for pastors, bishops, etc).
He died for you! It is easy to pass jokes or foolish photos by e-mail, but when it comes to God, sometimes you feel ashamed to forward to others because you are worried of what they may think about you.

Accept the reality, the truth that JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE WORLD.

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