In, the Gospel of Matthew 16 people saw the Son of God who has did miracles yet they tested Him asking for Him to show a sign from Heaven. Jesus, then refuses to show them a sign but does recount when He did multiple the loafs. Without, asking for a sign Peter confesses that “Thou [Jesus] are the Christ the “Son of the Living God”. Jesus, ask all people to “take up there cross” and follow Him. Jesus tells them that He will die and rise again on the third day. Yet, Peter basically says to Jesus ‘you will not die’. It, was the will of God that Jesus die and also God’s will that He would rise from the dead. Jesus, “Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. Acts 2:24” is the Savior of Mankind. God has provided a way to be united with Him and the Only way is through Jesus Christ. “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3.” Amen.
Jude 1:4 tells us that it is the wicked people in the church who say God’s grace allows us to live a life that does not submit to God, and lives free of any moral compass. That is God is calling us according to Jude to not live immoral lives, we should not be filled with evil or overcome by it, but do that which is good (Romans 12:21). We know from James 1:17 that all good things come from God, who is the Creator of Our Faith (Hebrews 12:2), who in great joy laid His life down for us. So the answer is should we continue to sin willingly and rely on God’s grace? God does not like this behavior (Romans 6:1). God warns the church against being lukewarm, we can’t be both good and evil at the same time (Revelation 3:16), Jesus also warns us in Luke 16:13 that we can’t serve both God and our evil desires, we must choose God and live (John 14:6). The question here is not whether we are Saved and the fact God will separate the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:32), giving eternal life to some and punishment to the other. The actual question is here, will I choose God or will I choose sin? We must let “…the blood of Christ purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God. (Hebrews 9:14).” The blood of Christ was spilled on the cross to forgive every mistake we have made and will ever make. However, when we sin knowingly it is not a mistake but a choice to turn from obedience to God and choose our own way. Sin is both a nature and a choice, Paul tells us in Romans 7:18-20, that he desires to do what is right but does what is the very thing wrong that he doesn’t intend to do. However, further verses such as the Romans 6:1, and Revelation 3:16 make it clear to do good and not take God’s grace for granted. So what type of people should we be? We acknowledge Him as the perfect example, and desire to be as much like Him as possible (1 John 3:2 tells us this!). There is a fine balance between “earning salvation” and “learning salvation”, Salvation is a free gift and does not require perfection (Romans 11:29). However, we should note in Heaven everything is perfect so we should strive to live our lives on earth as we would in Heaven, and no we will not be free of all evil, live a perfect life, and have all the blessings in this life. God does calls us regardless, to walk with Him as we are not of this world but are citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20). So, the bottom line is and point of this article I have written is live the best Christian life possible, (Matthew 5:14), we are children of light and are to shine in the midst of this dark world. When we do sin we have Jesus (interceding on our behalf and when we don’t sin (do the right thing) we show Jesus in us! We are God’s people (1 Peter 2:5). In conclusion, I am thankful for God’s abundant grace, and mercy and know that as we strive to live for Him we can and will show Christ in us and be a light to this dark and sinful world. I ask my readers to do this, In Jesus Name, Amen.
Jude 1:4, ” I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives.”
Romans 12:21, “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”
James 1:17, ” Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”
Hebrews 12:2, “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.”
Romans 6:1, “Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace?”
Revelation 3:16, “But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!”
Luke 16:13, “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
John 14:6, “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
1 John 3:2, “Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.
Feb. 24, 2018
If anyone says that they have faith and they don’t have works, you must remember that faith without works is dead. Was Abraham not judged by works? When Jesus was on the earth how much did He gain by faith alone? Through, faith Christ kept God’s righteous commandments and fulfilled what the scriptures said would happen. We also know that our faith must be in God and not in man, for man dies but God lives forever and is truly the Lord of good and does not do any evil. We know that our faith and works must be through God and in Him, for all things are possible with God. However, even if you do good works and have strong faith you must accept Jesus as your Savior. For our salvation must happen now for tomorrow Jesus might come. If, Jesus comes back tomorrow and we haven’t repented and asked Jesus into our heart how would living “a good life,” help us? You, will not be saved by not doing really, really evil things or simply living a “good life”. What, good would it be if we could hate the Lord and still go to Heaven? Why would we want to enter His presence if we never knew Him? We, should believe in Christ, accept Him and admit our sins do good and we will enter into His Kingdom with praise. What, would the result be if we could reject Jesus and still go to Heaven? We, would not be able to stand being in His presence and God would be pleased as “But without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6)”. So, we need to live with God in our hearts and lives, even though we sin God is loving and always forgiving us. When, we sin God knows are hearts we should be careful “grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Eph. 4:30”. We know that God will not forget our works, He knows when we love Him and He has always loved us (We love him, because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19). May the grace of God be with you, as you do good in Jesus name.
Evolution is a very bad belief that some people have. If, you say that you are a Christian but you believe in evolution be careful not to so quickly reject God or the book of Genesis in favor of your own view. God, is greater than you or me. Christ, created the earth with a plan and purpose. The concept of the earth exploding into existence is wrong. If, you believe in Christ yet claim that you believe in evolution, be careful as you may be calling God a liar for “God can’t be mocked… Galatians 6:7”. God is not a liar, God is truth and love, Christ is truly the Lord of all Creation. Regardless, of what you believe God loves you and has His arms wide open to receive you as a “child of God” if you only believe in Him. Often, the fact of God creating the universe may be hard to understand yet the earth’s very existence is designed to point us to God. The, indisputable fact that the Earth, and Heaven’s exist rather than nothing points to a creator. God created everything including us and we are His masterpiece. Jesus loves all His children. God’s divine plan for mankind started in the book of Genesis, unfolded throughout sacred history and continues today.
Dec. 24, 2017
1 John 1:9 teaches us that God, “…is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”. We can have confidence that God will continually forgive us of all the mistakes we are making as a result the bible asks this question, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? (Romans 6:1)” Then the next verse says, By no means. 2 Corinthians 12:10 puts it like this, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” What does that mean? It means God having every perfect quality succeeds where we fail. God is 100% strong in every area including those where we are weak. When, we struggle we can take pleasure in the fact that God is right with us fighting beside us. God has said, “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5) or as Jesus said it in the Gospel of Matthew, “…I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:20” When we are in need God asks us to make our requests to Him in prayer (Philippians 4:6) “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)” It’s God’s will for us to trust in Him, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. (Colossians 3:15).” How, thankful we should be for God’s faithfulness, love and mercy we deserved punishment, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8). May we all have faith, trust in Him and follow Him. Amen
June 16, 2018
1 Peter 2:24 teaches us that, “…by whose stripes ye were healed.” One might then ask, what does that mean? It means that through the floggings and beatings, (death, resurrection too) sufferings of Christ we have been saved. Jesus was beaten then crucified, then rose from the dead. It is through the sufferings and death of Christ we are “healed” of our sinful nature and given a chance to live a life of freedom and sin less then we do now. God has provided a way to be united with Him, through Jesus which is the only way to be saved. How, then does salvation come? It comes through faith, admitting we are sinners and allowing Christ to live in our hearts through the Holy Spirit as “..without faith it is impossible to please him…(Hebrews 11:6)” God is now asking (Acts 17:30) all people everywhere to repent and believe in Him. You, can pray to Jesus ask Him in your heart and accept His death and resurrection He died for you, he loves you and will give you salvation as a free gift just open your heart to Him. God Bless.
June 30, 2018
The Lord will come again. We do not know when. We should walk in good deeds and be ready. God is not coming back to punish us. He will come back soon, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:17).” If you don’t believe repent and believe the Gospel Acts 17:30 tells us, “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”. The Lord is not a God of anger and judgement He desires for all to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:9). Without God salvation is not possible but through faith and acceptance of of Him we are forgiven and given eternal life (John 3:16, John 3:36).
April 28, 2018
1 Corinthians 1:1-31.
When we go around preaching it is important to be patient, kind and understanding. The Gospel to an unbeliever is seen as foolishness, however they are not without hope! God is wise, and works in our lives and He will do the same for an unbeliever. God desires everyone to come to the knowledge of the truth. To know Jesus is to know God’s wisdom. Jesus is the only way to cleanse people from there sins and provide eternal life! When we were without hope, and didn’t know God He provided hope for us through Jesus. May all glory be to God for those that come to know Jesus. The way to eternal life is open to all that repent and believe in Jesus Christ!
April 25, 2018
God’s effective love is equal. He is the very definition of love. The reason we love Him is because He first loved us (1 John 4:19) The only reason you or I exist is because God wants us to. He loves us all according to our needs. The more we need His strength and love the more He provides it for us. The more we enter into God’s heart the more our capacity to love grows. God completely and fully loves us.
April 18, 2018
Acts 12:23 tells us a narrative in which Herod gives a speech and the people don’t give glory to God but praise Herod. This is an example to us that we should give honor to God in which deserves glory in all things. How many times have we not given glory to God for the good things we have? We should remember that all things whether, money, or family and all those things has been give to us by God. When we praise and honor God for the small things our spirit can be lifted up, and we open ourselves to more blessings from God.
March 27, 2018