Monday, 1 September 2014

Conquerors


Romans 8 : 36 - 39 (NIV)
36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[j]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Conquerors are normally people who are able to withstand may kinds of trials and tribulations.  People that are strong willed and mostly determined to make it no matter what.  Then looking at the scripture Paul wrote it reminds us that our Conqueror is the Lord Jesus Christ and when we feel weak and helpless our Lord Jesus Christ is able to help us conqueror all our difficult times.  

Lord Jesus You are more than a conqueror to me You Lord are my Holy place and my refuge.  Thank You for being there for me in my hour of need.

I love you Lord Jesus!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Peace



Psalm 29 Living Bible (TLB)
10 At the Flood the Lord showed his control of all creation. Now he continues to unveil his power. 11 He will give his people strength. He will bless them with peace.

As I looked at all the beautiful pictures people take of our wonderful world one of the photos that grabbed my imagination was one of storm ragging and the sea bellowing huge waves onto a lighthouse.  The image is so striking and to see these waves bashing up against the lighthouse made me think of how mighty our God is.  Even in the Flood the Lord showed his control of all creation. 

I looked at the waves surrounding the lighthouse it made me think how awesome our Lord really is.  Even in these stormy days the Lord is still in control and the Lord will bless us his children with peace.  

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

# 3-in-1 the Trinity - Godhead



1 John 5:20Amplified Bible (AMP)
20 And we [have seen and] know [positively] that the Son of God has [actually] come to this world and has given us understanding and insight [progressively] to perceive (recognize) and come to know better and more clearly Him Who is true; and we are in Him Who is true—in His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah). This [Man] is the true God and Life eternal.

A question was raised by a dear friend Nader, ‘Is Jesus part of God?’  I would like to use the Sun (our Sun in the solar system) to use as an illustration.  Breaking the sun down we have the Sun – this ball of fire in the sky, then we have sunrays that penetrate our atmosphere and shines on the earth.  When the sun shines on the earth it warms up – heat.  So its 3-in-1 Sun (God the Father); Sunrays (Lord Jesus Christ); Heat (Holy Spirit), in my humble opinion.  The verse in 1 John 5: 20 is an example to show to you how Jesus is part of the Trinity as explained by the Apostle John.

Colossians 2:9Amplified Bible (AMP)
For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature].

You can see the Apostle Paul see’s Jesus also as part of the Deity. 

In my humble opinion, I believe that the Lord Jesus is one in God.

I hope this answers your question, may the Holy Spirit open your heart to receive this word and may you come to understand the Word of God.  The Holy Bible.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Warn the people



Ezekiel 33 : 7 - 9 (NIV)
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for[a] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.

Ezekiel has been lying heavily on my heart this month, I don’t know whether there are people that need to repent of sins untold and perhaps bitterness or hatred.  Maybe we are harboring un-forgiveness towards family or friends.  

 Listen today and pray about what might be holding you back from God’s blessings.  The warning is there to read, take note and don’t let the sun go down today without fixing the problem.

Merciful God and Savior Lord Jesus Christ please reveal to us what we should be repented of and let us come clean before You today.  Amen

Why do I want to draw near to God?




Firstly I recommend that you read John 3: 16 ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’

Being a Christian isn’t as simple and straight forward as many of us think.  The reality of Christianity isn’t just reading you Bible, praying and meditation.  Developing a rapport with the Lord God isn’t something that happens overnight.  No, it is in absolute and definite time spent in the Word of God.  Meditation on scripture and praying, waiting for answered prayer.

My need to draw near to God is simple, I don’t always understand life and when I feel uncertain God is the only certainty in my life.  I just know that God will help me out of a situation. 

I remind myself of a time when I didn’t have 2c to rub together, literally.  The next day I had to get to work and back home.  My petrol at the time was standing on empty – in the red.  I got up out of bed read my Bible and stepped into my car.  I prayed aloud and said ‘please Lord Jesus, I need to get to work and back home tonight.  I can’t bear asking for a loan from any of my friends again, now I am really in need help me today.  Amen’.  I drove off to work and came home believing the Lord will answer my prayers.  When I reversed into my drive way my little Citi Golf went ‘poof’ and stopped driving.  It was dry not a drop of petrol in the tank.  I thanked the Lord and got out of my car and walked into my house.

My prayers were answered, that is one of the reasons I draw near to God, He has never failed me and I know He never will.