Monthly Archives: November 2014

Our Death-His Life

Colossians 3:3 “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God”.

Does your life confess Christ before men? Does the life you live world bear witness that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God? Does it tell a dying world there is a Savior who loves all and who can save all. Does your life bear witness that Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation?

 

As believers we are dead to sin, we are hid with Christ in a new life. What does this mean?  It means that God counts us hid in the resurrection and the life of Christ. When Christ arose, He arose to a new life, not to his old life. He died to the old life once and for all. Therefore, when the believer is said to be hid in Christ, it means that God counts the believer risen with Christ. God counts the believer as risen to a new life as he has died to the old life. When you are hid in Christ, Christ is the only life that God sees as living. Christ is your life in the eyes of God, the life which you live you now live through Christ who gave himself for you. You are a living sacrifice as you have died and the life you now live is a life hid in Christ. He is your life

We shall surrender our life totally to Christ, after all we are dead, and the new life is hid with Christ  in God. Let us walk in your newness of Life.

He Is The Truth

Galatians 5:9 “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump”

.Many congregations today are being turned away from the salvation of the Lord, towards the riches, and false hopes of this world. But the truth is, the only hope for the backslider is to turn back to Christ and obey His truths.We are called to obey the truth, for God does not call us to error. Any teaching, persuasion or position that leads you away from the truth of Jesus Christ is not of God.

 

Know the truth and obey the truth, for a little untruth makes the whole story a lie. Leaven stands for for evil corruption, fermentation and infection. It takes only a little leaven to permeate and influence the whole lump of dough. So it is with false teachers. One false teacher, can inject his/her false teaching into the church and it will soon permeate and influence the whole church. If we don’t root out the false teachers and clean out the false doctrine, the truth would soon be destroyed. Anything being taught that is not in the bible is not God’s revelation, but man’s imagination. Jesus Christ would no longer be the focus of attention. The congregation would begin to focus on rituals, ceremonies, and good works instead of Christ. They would begin to try and approach God through their own selfrighteousness and merit, with Jesus Christ being placed on the back burner. His prominence and the absolute necessity of His righteousness and death would be downplayed. This is always the case when false teaching is allowed in the Church, or when the church leadership is lifted higher than the great head of the Church.This is sometimes done unaware, how many times do you refer to the church you attend by the name of your Pastor or Bishop instead of the name of the church.
Jesus the Christ is the truth of God’s word in the flesh. Learn of Him and share Him with all you see

Jesus Loves

Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
When Jesus suffered and died on Calvary’s cross, the sin of the entire world hung on his shoulders. This weight He carried, we are not designed to carry. Jesus suffered enormously so that we might be saved.
Jesus allowed his flesh to be crushed, ripped, and torn. He suffered and died a gruesome death. He was the substitute who took our punishment, who paid for our crimes, that we might be made whole, that we might be made the righteousness of God. Through his suffering, we are blessed, through His death we have abundant life. It was our sins that pressed the crown of thorns on his head, our hatred that slapped him, and spit on him, our disobedience which mocks him. He was wounded for our transgressions, and died for our sins. It was by His bruises that healing was made available to all who will surrender their lives into the Masters hands. Jesus looked beyond all of our faults and he saw our need, and he supplied our every need.
Because of Jesus death, lost sinners can find their way back to the Heavenly Father again. Jesus, our mighty hero who poured out his life and his blood for us. Our gentle Savior, who died for us, and now intercedes for us in Heaven. God now looks upon all who believes, through a lens stained with the blood of Jesus Christ, and where there once stood a sinner, there now stands one washed in the blood of the Lamb……………

Thank God For Jesus

Romans 3:10-11 “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God”.

The scripture tells us all have sinned, therefore we all deserved Hell but With God’s intervention to help us change, we have been offered a chance at heaven. Without God our natural nature will always choose to do that which go against God. But it is God’s will that we repent of our sin, and have everlasting life with Him. God provides a way to remove the sentence of death that hangs over us, without excusing or condoning our old sinful ways and unrighteousness. He sent his son to accept for us the penalty of sin. If we willingly turn from a wrong way of life, God is more than willing to substitute the shed blood of our Savior for the sentence of death we deserve.
 Christ solemnly warned a crowd Unless you repent you will all likewise perish, but really, what is repentance? We rarely hear the word repent anymore, and few understand what it means. Repent refers to a change of heart, a shift in ones thinking, a transformation of purpose with emphasis on modifying one’s conduct. True repentance requires both a belief and a doing. One has to by faith believe that Christ has died for their sins, and through the water baptism truly believe they have put to death the old man and his ways, and  has risen a new creation in Christ with Christ. But having faith in Jesus is not just simply believing he is our Savior, it is also believing his message, his promises, and His instructions and  governing ourselves accordingly. Christ once asked” why do you call me Lord, and not do the things which I say”? When we truly repent we stop doing what is wrong and start living in harmony with God’s word. Jesus gives us the power and willingness to live the life God calls all of us to live.
Though Christ came to take away our sins, we still have our part to do. He didn’t come to save us in our sins or while we continue in sin. If one is pardon from a crime he is expected to cease from his criminal acts, not to continue in a criminal enterprise. Like wise Jesus death saved us from sin and we should turn away from sin and walk in a newness of life which is in Christ Jesus.