Archive | January, 2013

The Lord Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever!

24 Jan

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Hebrew 13:8 , “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”

Every Christian believer will find it very comforting that the Word of God, states that the Lord is still the same yesterday, today and forever. Simply by placing all Faith in the Cross the doorway to all blessings secures our Spirit, and comforts all who believe throughout the trials and tribulations of everyday life.

No matter what manner of sickness, Christ is still a healer throughout much heartache the Lord is still a comforter and in much lack Jesus still provides for our needs. The difficult part comes in believing to receive these precious gifts that God provides through our Faith that Christ died for all sin and has once again placed Us in the goodwill of God. Jesus stated in Mark 11:23-24, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” The lack of belief is what inhibits many Churches today who believe that the days of miracles has passed, which is very untrue and unbiblical.

In the Old Testament Israel had this same disbelief, which the Holy Spirit responded in Psalm 78:41 with, “Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.” A lack of Faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at the Cross, displeases God and very much limits the Holy Spirit who works entirely within the comfines of the Cross Romans 8:9 states, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

The Holy Spirit works within our belief that Jesus Christ paid the sin debt that we could not, and therefore provides Us with His Holy Spirit which delivers every believer from all manners of sickness or torment; if We only believe that Christ have freed all from the bondage of sin at the Cross. Disbelief many times comes from waiting upon God to answer prayer in which we begin to not trust in Him. In the Lord eyes the idea is that in Our patience and Prayer truly displays the proper Faith in the Cross! So in beliveing that Christ has truly freed you from the bondage of this world, stay Prayerful! That even though the Lord may not answer Your request right away, always display your Faith in diligent Prayer, Luke 11:9-10 reads, “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Shalom…

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Exercising Faith in the Cross of Christ…

21 Jan

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Mark 9:23,”Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Throughout His earthly ministry Jesus many times, expressed that all things are possible to those who truly believe in the finished work of the Cross. The work that Christ proclaimed was finished in (John 19:30), was the freeing of mankind from the sin debt that had crippled everyones ability to function as a true child of God. Jesus took away the dominion of sin in our lives and and return let us be the master over it instead of a slave to it,(Romans 6:14.)

By placing our Faith in the Cross, the true believer of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is only to receive this revelation from God by believing that “It is finished.” This allows the Holy Spirit to function within the life of all Christians, who only functions in the parameters of the redemption of the Cross, (John 14:26.) Our Faith frees us from the bondage of sin, but we are still to be perfected by it in order to fully grow into the image of Christ.

This means that lifes problems should not worry us so much, because Jesus overcame it allready at Calvary. The debt has been paid, so in return we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us and comfort us through this fallen world and to glorify Us in the end. With all things paid the Bible scriptures are our receipts of Christ sacrifice on our behalf. This is why when I become angered I remember (Proverbs 15:18, Psalm 4:4,) or when I face extreme challenges I read (Joshua 1:5,) or if any are depressed read (Psalm 55:22, Philippians 4:6-7, Jonah 2:2), and Psalm 9:9. The scripture reads, if only we believe all things are possible, and I do! Shalom….

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It is Finished…

15 Jan

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John 19:30, “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”

The greatest words ever uttered in Human history came from our Lord Jesus Christ, by simply saying “It is Finished.” With only these three words the sin debt brought into Humanity by Adam and Eve was paid in full by way of the Cross of Christ. The imperfect man was granted Grace and Mercy with Forgiveness, which is given to all who would except the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is only excepting that Jesus has taken away the sins that every man or woman commits. Jesus not only with these words paid the high price of our sins but also fulfilled the Law of Moses which is the high standard of perfection that God called for everyone to follow and obey after the fall.

Jesus being God and Man was the only one perfect enough to hold true to every law that was passed down to Moses as stated in the book of Exodus Chp 20:1-17. The Sabbath was kept Holy, the day of rest can now be found in Jesus Christ Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” by placing ones Faith in the finished work at the Cross the Lord can free all from any heartache stated in Galatians 5:1-6, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.” We are secured by being placed in the Divine will of God, with His will being nothing less of truly being blessed by Him through Jesus Christ. Sickness cannot remain, depression must bow out, and sin cannot abound in the presence of God! Let those who are suffering in any area of their life that the sin that they are carrying, they do not have to carry it because Christ took it for them on the Cross. By only believing on the Cross, Jesus will tell them “It is Finished.” Shalom…

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Come all unto Christ, and He will give You rest.

12 Jan

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Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

It is always and extreme blessing to know that Jesus Christ is not so distant from Us, that in times of need He can comfort Us in all Our trials and tribulations. The scripture above lays the foundation of the Christian Faith by Our Lord, if We read between the lines of just what Jesus was saying. Christ states “Come unto Me,” which is Jesus revealing that He is the only way to Salvation and to be made right in the eyes of God. “All ye that labour and are heavy laden,” which refers to those unsaved who are trying to find comfort in anything other than Jesus Christ and His perfect sacrifice. Only to be met with heartache and rejection.

“I will give you rest,” is speaking of the access unto Salvation and favor by God, with placing ones Faith in His perfect sacrifice. “Take My yoke upon you,” is denying Yourself of Your own willpower to be all in total submission unto God (Luke 9:23). Then Jesus states, “And learn of Me.” This process is learning of just what the Crucifixion means to the Believer, which can be read in (Romans 6:3-5). “For I am meek and lowly in heart,” is Jesus saying that He is all understanding in each and every of Our situations. “And ye will shall find rest unto your souls,” the rest for anyone can come only by Faith in Christ and His perfect sacrifice for all sin.

“For my yoke is easy, and My burden is light,” is Jesus stating that their is little required of Us except that we believe that by simply placing Our Faith in the Cross of Christ, is sufficient enough. Faith that Our sin debt has been paid and that we no longer are held captive unto it is all that is needed. Truly believe that You are now dead to sin and that the Cross affects Your life in every way for the good, is the true rest that all Mankind needs. Shalom…

Justification by Faith…

12 Jan

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Romans 5:1-2, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

The Greek word for Justification according to the New Testament of The Holy Bible, is “dikaioo.” This word means “to acquit,” or “to vindicate,” according to the Word of God. The Faith that Christians place in the Lord Jesus as and atonement for the “sin nature,” that was inherited by all Mankind from Adam and Eve. This makes all who accept Christ right in the eyes of the one true God. This is made possible only through the Divine Nature of Jesus, being both God and Man who knew no sin, 2 Corinthians 5:21, but took the burden of sin, for all of Us to the Cross to be sacrificied on Our behalfs.

The New Testament states that by Faith we are placed inside His death Spiritually in Romans 6:3-5 stating, “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.”

The Bible says being Baptized into Christ, (not by water, but Faith in Him) totally defeats the sin nature, and washes us and makes all Believers pure in the eyes of God. Who looks upon all with Faith in Jesus as His true Sons and Daughters in Christ. The price that had to be paid to defeat sin and death, could not be attained through works of Religion or by being a truly good person. It is alot deeper that, seeing as how every man and woman are born into sin already automatically puts all of mankind in the direct opposition of God. It took a perfect sacrifice, a truly sinless individual to unlock the shackles and free Us from eternal separation from God. Jesus was that Person!

Who came into this world and died so that We all could be free. Our Faith places Us in the Lord’s death, so that we could do away with the sinful desires of Our hearts, and be with Him. How do we know that we will be with Him? The same way that we died with Him, God has also resurrected all Christian Believers as such. Shalom…

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His Sacrifice, was Our gain…

12 Jan

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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.

The above scripture found in the book of Isaiah, is perhaps One of the most important scriptures that every Disciple of Christ should know. The Prophet Isaiah is speaking about the coming Messiah Jesus Christ and just what He would do for all of Mankind through His death. Describing just what the wages Our Sin would do to His mortal body. “He was wounded for Our transgressions,” relates to the Cross and just how The Lord would die by Crucifixion.

“He was bruised for Our iniquities,” states what He suffered was not for Himself but for all of Us, The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) which had to be paid for the remission of Sin. “The chastisement of Our peace was upon Him,” refers to being made right in the eyes of God. Before the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, all of Mankind was in eternal debt to God who could not dwell with man due to the sin nature that inhabited His body. As was in the Old Testament of The Holy Bible, the blood shed on altars from animals could not atone for just how deep sin had infected Our being. God in His Grace and Mercy sent The Christ to die instead, to cover Us so that His Holy Spirit could dwell in all who believe by simply placing Their Faith in Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.

“And with His stripes We are healed,” pertains to physical healing but more so Spiritual Healing. By allowing the will of God to operate totally in Our Spirit, Mind and Bodies. The over coming of sin is by no means and easy task. No man can on His own, no matter how wealthy or knowledgeable that He is can make Himself right by any means, other than the Cross of Jesus Christ. Sin had to be overcome by God Himself, due to the fact that the price was Spiritual and to big for anyone to pay. I take joy in Isaiah 53:5, knowing that God cared enough for Me to send His Son Jesus to die, so that We all can be healed. Shalom…

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Slaying Giants, in the defense of our Faith in the Cross of Christ…

5 Jan

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Jude 1:3, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”

As we draw closer and closer to the soon end times, as prophesied in the Holy Bible is that we persevere unto the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Moving into this new decade many False Teachings, False Prophets and unsaved men and women will come against Our God of the Bible either by new New Age Spiritual beliefs, or advancements in science that will try to sway Our Faith from the finished work of Jesus at the Cross. As stated by Jesus in Matthew 24, when the Disciples asked when will be the sign of the Christ second coming and Jesus reponded , “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

The end times will be of great sorrow Jesus later went on to say. These times call for warriors in Christ to rise up against the Spiritual wickedness that is coming, to be discerning of the events on the news, in magazines and also the music we are listening to. So, that we are not deceived into any false doctrine that will sway our Faith in the Cross. This is the time to Preach the Gospel with authority to the world, proclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord and Salvation is needed for all of mankind by means of the Cross.

I urge every Christian to study and stand totally on the Word of God, so that we are kept from the same judgement that will soon be coming upon this world. Believing on the Cross of Christ and placing all total Faith in it, will allow the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. John 16:13 states, When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

This will allow all who have Faith in the finished work of Christ the power to, have authority over all devils, and to cure diseases, and to heal the sick stated in Luke 9:1-2. Ephesians 6:12, reads “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we will slay these giants and persever to the end. Stay Blessed!

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