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Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | Author:

Plant

What does it mean to have eternal life? The Bible says in John 17:3 that it is knowing God

and His Son Jesus. Real life is a relationship with the giver of life the one who created

it. With it comes all that He is: love,peace, freedom, protection, friendship, provision,

forgiveness, compassion etc. And all this comes for eternity.

So eternal death must be the opposite John 3:36. Most people think it’s when the body

dies but that is only physical death your spirit carries on for eternity because we were

made in the image of God Genesis 1:26 and God is eternal lRevelation 1:8. So if our Spirit

carries on what then is death? Death is being separated from God and all that He is

2Thessalonians 1:9. All those things I mentioned life is are no more and they are no more

for eternity. I can tell you that is not the way I want to spend eternity.

The good news is that choosing eternal life is easy just ask Jesus for it John 1:12 John

5:24. Not only will you live eternally but it starts now not after your physical death. Your

relationship with God starts as soon as the prayer is said so if you haven’t already, this

Christmas, give yourself the greatest gift of all Eternal life. If you already have accepted

it then make that relationship stronger by spending time in His word, the Bible, to get to

know Him better and talk to Him in prayer. Most gifts we will receive this Christmas will

get lost, broken, or used up, but not this one this is the GREATEST gift of all, it just gets

better with time 1 John 5:11.

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | Author:

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What does it mean to have eternal life?

The Bible says in John 17:3 that it is knowing God and His Son Jesus. Real life is a relationship with the giver of life the one who created it. With it comes all that He is: love, peace, freedom, protection, friendship, provision, forgiveness, compassion etc. And all this comes for eternity.

So eternal death must be the opposite (John 3:36). Most people think it’s when the body dies but that is only physical death your spirit carries on for eternity because we were made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) and God is eternal (l Revelation 1:8). So if our Spirit carries on what then is death? Death is being separated from God and all that He is (2 Thessalonians 1:9). All those things I mentioned before that define life, are no more and they are no more for eternity. I can tell you that is not the way I want to spend eternity.

The good news is that choosing eternal life is easy just ask Jesus for it (John 1:12, John 5:24). Not only will you live eternally but it starts now, not after your physical death. Your relationship with God starts as soon as the prayer is said so if you haven’t already, this Christmas give yourself the greatest gift of all: Eternal life.

If you have already accepted it, then make that relationship stronger by spending time in His word, the Bible, to get to know Him better and talk to Him in prayer. Most gifts we will receive this Christmas will get lost, broken, or used up, but not this one. This is the GREATEST gift of all, it just gets better with time (1 John 5:11).

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 | Author:

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What is really amazing about Jesus gift to us is that we don’t have to be good to get it. He died for us even though we were sinners. He doesn’t wait until we are perfect to save us (Romans 5:8), which is a good thing considering none of us are perfect.

God knew before He even created Adam and Eve that they would sin and He would have to send His Son to die for us; and yet He still made us, and still gave us the right to choose whether or not to follow Him. Jesus chose to become a man and die in our place it wasn’t forced on Him.

This Christmas remember the love of a God who was willing to be born a man to die in our place to be our salvation, our chance to turn a corner, our Cornerstone.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 | Author:

j0444321

 

Has the price for my sins really been paid? It’s hard to believe isn’t it? I hear about people going through the drive through and paying the bill for the person behind them. It’s such a GREAT idea!!!! It puts a smile on the face of the person and probably makes their day.

The price of a coffee is such a small price to pay to do that. But would we be willing to go to jail for someone? Would we be willing to pay the price for someone else’s sin? Most of us would be shocked at the thought let alone actually doing it. Jesus was willing to pay the price for all of our sins. Not just jail, but death. WOW! He paid the price so completely that God no longer sees our sins when He looks at us (Ephesians 1:7 Hebrews 10:17) He just sees Jesus’ righteousness, we are that forgiven.

The sin is gone as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). Whether it was a lie or murder it’s all gone from God’s eyes. You have turned the corner at the Cornerstone and You have become a New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).

This Christmas let’s give God a gift of our lives. Let’s let Jesus live though us and follow Him, letting our live be less about what we want and more about what God wants (Galatians 2:20)

Merry Christmas God!!!!!!

Monday, December 16th, 2013 | Author:

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Why is Jesus the only way to restore our relationship with God (John 14:6)? Well you have to take a look at who He is and what the problem is. The problem is sin and the punishment for it is death. So in order for someone to pay the price for us they had to be without sin.

If they had sinned they would have had to die for their own sins and would not be able to die for ours. How do you find someone without sin? That was almost impossible because we all are sinners because of what Adam and Eve, did but let’s face it we have all screwed up, too, so we have to take the blame as well. That means that no human could save us.

That is why God sent His son to die in our place. He became Human but was without sin because He was, and is, God, too. His mother was Mar, who was human, and His Father is God. So He could die in our place because He had no sin (2 Corinthians 5:21).

That makes Jesus the only way to heaven because there is no one else like Him. Jesus is our Cornerstone to show us the direction to God

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 | Author:

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Today is the Third Sunday of Advent and as we light the Third Candle we will look at Jesus the Cornerstone of Salvation.

Don’t we all want a Savior? Is the first gift on your Christmas wish list this year “HELP”? Are you looking for someone who can rescue us from this world we live in? Are you feeling overwhelmed and maybe like you are drowning in the problems you are facing or the mistakes you have made? Do you need someone to show you the way to the life you always dreamed of? As scary as your life may feel today does death scare you even more? Or do you have everything you thought you wanted but there still seems to be something missing?

Well Christ came to show us the way. To take us from a direction that leads to pain, fear, and heartache, and change the direction to one of eternal life, freedom, peace, and joy, and a change of direction in our eternity. Jesus came to take away our sin and replace it with His righteousness. Yes, it is true, no matter want you have done in the past Jesus has paid the price for it, and you are now free. That is if you accept His gift of dying in your place; or you can reject it; the choice is yours. As the Bible says, “the stone the builders rejected became the cornerstone”.

Most people choose to reject Jesus’ gift and go their own way. But the price is high: no relationship with Go,d no freedom from sin, and, of course, eternal death (1Peter 2:7-8).

The gift is easy to accept, you just have to let Him know that you know you need His gift, and let Him know you want it. Then simply receive it, and you become part of His family (John 1:12). It is a gift; you cannot earn it, you can only receive it (Ephesians 2:8-9). If you need help with the prayer you can use this one or just use your own words:

Dear Jesus

I know that I have made mistakes that have come between us and I know that I cannot fix what I have done. Thank You that You came to die in my place and save me from my sinful life. I accept Your amazing gift of You becoming my Cornerstone to change the direction that my life is going in, to the one that You chose and created me for. I ask You to become Lord of my life. Thank You, Lord.
Amen

That is all there is to it. It is done; Your sins are gone. Ok I am not saying that your life will now be easier – in some ways it may get harder – but you no longer have to go through it alone. This next week we will talk about strengthening our relationship with Him so you will have to keep coming back to get that. This week we will be discussing Jesus as the Cornerstone of our Salvation.

This is the Third Sunday of Advent and today we light the Third candle to celebrate that Jesus is the Cornerstone of Salvation

Saturday, December 14th, 2013 | Author:

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Jesus is anointed and eternal. That means He is our King forever. He has authority over everything in the universe and always will.

He is also the one who loves us enough to die in our place. WOW!!!!! The King of Kings and Lord of Lords is on our side and He will never leave us. Thank You God!!!!!! It was announced in Psalm 45:6-7, and 102:25-27 and confirmed that Jesus was the one in Hebrews 1:8-12.

We are Blessed indeed!!!!

Friday, December 13th, 2013 | Author:

Manger

 

Why was Jesus born when He was? Well Gods timing is perfect did you know that?

The Number 7 in the Bible stands for perfection, rest, and completeness, as in creation on the 7th day God rested because creation was complete. The number 70 stands for Justification If you multiply them together you get 490 which is a number that stands for Jesus according to Joseph Prince, and as I see it it does so because of His perfect Justifier.

Now what is interesting is how often that number comes up in the bible there are 490 years from Abraham to Exodus, from Exodus to Solomon’s temple, from Solomon’s temple to Nehemiah’s temple, from Nehemiah’s temple to Jesus.

In Daniel 9:24-27 the angel Gabriel tells Daniel a prophesy regarding Jesus declaring Himself King, as He did on Palm Sunday. The people were declaring it and Jesus confirmed it (Luke 19:37-40). He makes you do some math but when figured out it, too, is 490 years from the rebuilding of Jerusalem to Palm Sunday.

The math works It out to the exact day – WOW – and Daniel received the prophecy hundreds of years before. You can get more information on the math and the meaning of this Prophesy at http://www.khouse.org/articles/2004/552/.

Also because it’s the Christmas season let me add the census that Harod commanded before Jesus birth. Jesus was to be born in Bethlehem (Micah5:2) but Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth. I feel that there is little chance Mary would have chosen to go to Bethlehem that close to giving birth if she had a say, but God worked it out with His perfect timing. He used a man who was totally against Him to do what needed to be done to get the prophesy fulfilled. I know that sometimes God doesn’t seem to do things at the right time or at least in our timing but His timing always ends up being the best.

Thank You God for Your perfect timing.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 | Author:

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Two of the prophesies regarding Jesus’ birth are about where He was born, and about His Mother. Today we will look at both.

In Micah 5:2 we read that He was to be born in Bethlehem, and in Luke 2:4-7 we see He was. Bethlehem was a very small town of little significance and yet God choose it to be the birth place of King David and the King of Kings, Jesus.

The second prophesy we will look at today is Isaiah 7: 14 which says that He would be born of a virgin. Mary was only a girl about 14 years old. She, too, seemed to have little significance, and yet God chose her to be the Mother of the Son of God, the King of Kings. WOW! Why did He choose her? He could have chosen any woman. For one thing she was a virgin, God needed there to be no doubt Jesus was God’s Son, not the son of a mere man. Did you know that we get our blood from our Fathers? That means that Jesus got His blood from God not man. Our blood is tainted with sin. Jesus’ blood was not. That is why He could die in our place: He had no sin.

Are you feeling insignificant this Christmas? Well you are not insignificant to God. He made you the way you are and loves you just as you are. The Bible says He uses the weak to shame the strong (1 Corinthians 1:27). God likes to use the insignificant because they will trust in God and not in themselves. This way God will get the glory, not man. If you feel insignificant this Christmas you are ready to do big things for God. What a GREAT place to be.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 | Author:

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As I said yesterday, the Old Testament is a foreshadow or picture of what was to come. For the next few days we are going to look at some of those pictures that relate to Christmas; they’re called prophesies. The first prophesy we will look at is about Jesus’ family. God makes it very clear what family Jesus will be born into. God tells us in Genesis 12:1-3 He would come from the line of Abraham. In Genesis 17:19 It says He will come from the line of Abraham’s son Isaac. In Numbers 24:17 it says He will come from the Line of Isaac’s son Jacob and in Isaiah 9:7 it says He will be heir to David’s throne. All of these came true. You can find Jesus genealogy in Matthew 1:1-17 which shows each of these people are His ancestors.

Jesus’ genealogy is very interesting for other reasons, too. Did you know there is a prostitute in it? There is! Her names is Rehab and her story is found in Joshua 2. There is also a Moabite woman listed named Ruth. Her people were not even allowed to enter the temple because of the way they treated the Israelites (Deuteronomy 23:3-6).

Not only is it interesting that these women are listed, but just the fact that women are listed at all. Women had little worth in Bible times and were never listed in genealogies. Isn’t it nice to know that no matter what the world thinks about what we, or our families, have done in God`s eyes we are special? He loves us and if we are willing to follow Him and ask for His forgiveness He will uses us despite our past. Thank God this season that He loves us no matter what we have done.