Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FATHER'S LOVE

One of my dearest friends told me this true story.

When she was four years old, she and her little girl friend were playing in the sand box filling coke bottles with sand. In the process of playing her friend broke her bottle and began to cry.

"Don't cry Sarah, my daddy can fix anything! she explained, picking the pieces and taking them to her father.

Her father took the pieces into his work shoppe and told her to ran out and play while he fixed the bottle.  Minutes later, her daddy came out with the fixed bottle. ( a new coke bottle)

Sara was delighted . Christine explained,"SEE, MY DADDY CAN FIX ANYTHING!"

In reality, her father could fix anything, so it never occurred to Christine that he wouldn't.


What a great picture of our Heavenly Father.  How many times have you and I taken broken pieces to Him, knowing that He is the ONLY ONE WHO COULD FIX ANYTHING!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A NEW RACE: A THOUGHT TO PONDER

Once we believe, and by faith receive, God's love and forgiveness, it opens up a new world. A world foreign to all that we have known. A world where selfishness, pride, greed, envy , violence, and hatred do not rule but are swallowed up by His almighty love. A love that gives itself away to others. All things have become new.

The addictions and private hells that men and women  once faced are dismissed by the power of His Cross.  Jesus has been to the depth hell and come out victorious in resurrection power, breaking the  bondage of sin. In Him, we are apart of a NEW HUMANKIND. We have never been before.

Joined to Him, Spirit to spirit,  we have been born from above to be part of this NEW RACE.  The world around us still may  HAUNT us, but IN HIM, we have come to the ultimate reality.  We are alive for the first time no longer  WALKING DEAD MEN.  Once we  inhabited the domain of darkness, but now transferred into he Kingdom of His dear Son. Colossians 1:13,14.

This NEW COMPANY of people is made up of men and women who  believe that Jesus is the final reality.  He is the Truth and the only way to the Father and believe that the world is in PROCESS of passing away. 

This company of LOST PRODIGALS have been found, forgiven , MADE NEW, and crazy with JOY. They worship and give thanks and in their gatherings, encouraging one another, " HE IS ALIVE, HE IS PRESENT", establishing them in this NEWNESS OF LIFE. They are new creations, behold all things become new. I Cor. 5:17.

Out of death has come new life and a new race of humanity  from every color and nation that has been created. We are in Christ for eternity, in the world BUT not of it, seated in Christ in Heavenly places.  And it is all by GRACE THROUGH FAITH in the finished work of Christ.  He died and rose again to bring us home to our Father.  Now isn't this a THOUGHT TO PONDER? 

Monday, April 23, 2018

JESUS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT


Here is an easy way to remember and see Jesus in each book of the New Testament

MATTHEW.......JESUS CHRIST IS KING OF THE JEWS

MARK...............HE THE SERVANT

LUKE................SON OF MAN, HE FEELS WHAT HE FEEL

JOHN................SON OF GOD

ACT...................SAVIOR OF THE WORLD

ROMANS.........RIGHTOUSNESS OF GOD

1 CORITHIANS... HE IS THE ROCK. THE FATHER OF ISRAEL

11 CORITHIANS..THE TRUMPHANT ONE GIVING VICTORY

GALATIANS....YOUR LIBERTY

EPHESIANS.....THE HEAD OFTHE CHURCH

PHILIPPIANS...YOUR JOY

COLOSSIANS..YOUR COMPLETENESS

1 & 2 THESSALONIANS.......YOUR HOPE

1 & 2 TIMOTHY.......YOUR FAITH AND YOUR STABILITY

TITUS................HE IS TRUTH

PHILEMON.......YOUR BENEFACTOR

HEBREW...........HE IS YOUR PERFECTION

JAMES..............POWER BEHIND YUR FAITH

1 PETER...........HE IS YOUR EXAMPLE

2 PETER...........HE IS YOUR PURITY

1 JOHN.............HE IS YOUR LIFE

2 JOHN............HE IS YOUR PATTERN

3 JOHN............HE IS YOU MOTIVATION

JUDE...............HE IS THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR FAITH

REVELATION.......HE IS YOUR COMING KING

           HE IS MY REDEEMER , SAVIOR, PEACE, JOY, COMFORT OF HE RULES FOR EVER AND EVER.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

JESUS IN EVERY BOOK IN THE OLD TESTAMENT




This is a way to remember who Jesus is in each book of the Old Testament.


THE OLD TESTAMENT

GENESIS-------BREATH OF GOD
EXODUS-------PASSOVER LAMB
LEVITICUS---OUR HIGH PRIEST
NUMBER------PILLAR OF FIRE BY DAY AND CLOUD BY NIGHT
DEUTERONOMY---PROPHET LIKE UNTO MOSES
JOSHUA------- CAPTIAN OF OUR SALVATION
JUDGE---------OUR JUDGE AND LAW GIVER
RUTH---------- KINSMEN REDEMMER
1,2, SAMUEL  OUR TRUSTED PROPHET
KINGS AND CHRONICLES   OUR REIGNING KING
ESA AND NEHEMIAH   REBUILDER OF BROKEN WALLS OF HUMAN LIFE.
ESTHER.........HE'S OUR MORDIAH
JOB.................EVER LIVING REDEEMER
PSALM..........HE IS OUR SHEPHERD
PROVERBS...HE IS OUR VOICE OF WISDOM
SONG OF SOLOMON...HE IS OUR LOVING BRIDEGROOM  
ISAIAH......... PRINCE OF PEACE
JEREMIAH..  RIGHTEOUS BRANCH
LAMENTATIONS...WEEPING PROPHET
EZEKIEL....  WONDERFUL FOUR FACE MAN
DANIEL.....   FOURTH MAN IN THE FURANCE
HOSEA.... ... FAITHFUL HUSBAND FOREVER MARRIED TO THE BACK SLIDER
JOEL...........  BAPTIZER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
AMOS.......    OUR BURDEN BARER
OBADIAH.   HE IS MIGHTY TO SAVE
JONAH.......  OUR GREAT FOREIGN MISSIONARY
MICAH.....   MESSENGER OF BEAUTIFUL FEET
NAHUM..... OUR STREGTH AND SHIELD
HABAAKKUK....GOD EVENGELIST CRYING  REVIVAL IN THE MIST OF YEARS
ZEPHANIAH.......OUR SAVIOR
HAGAR........RESTORER OF GOD'S LOST HERITAGE
ZECHARIAH....HE IS OUR FOUNTAIN OPENED UP FOR SIN AND UNCLEANLINESS
MALIAH......SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS