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The Word of God

The word of God…how important is it really? It’s just another collection of words meant to teach us something right?

Wrong! Regardless of how much time you do or do not spend in the Word, it is other than God Himself THE most important thing in existence. Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” Even this very earth and the heavens will fade away to be replaced anew…Matthew 24:35 (Jesus speaking) Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Time spent in the Word of God is the single most greatest investment you will ever make.


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Totally Alive

By Neil Anderson

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October 11
 
2 Corinthians 4:16 
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
 
You are comprised of at least two major parts: your material self and your immaterial self. The outer man is your physical body, and the inner man is your soul/spirit which includes the ability to think, to feel, to choose (mind, emotions and will are often collectively identified as the soul), and to relate to God (spirit). Your body is in union with your soul/spirit, and that makes you physically alive. As a Christian, your soul/spirit is in union with God as a result of your conversion, and that makes you spiritually alive.
 
When God created Adam, he was totally alive–physically and spiritually. But because of Adam’s sin and subsequent spiritual death, every person who comes into the world is born physically alive but spiritually dead. Being separated from God, you lacked the presence and wisdom of God in your life, so you learned to live independently of God, centering your interests on yourself. This learned independence from God is characteristic of the flesh or the old nature.
 
When you were born again, your soul/spirit was united with God and you came alive spiritually, as alive as Adam was in the garden before he sinned. As the epistle of Epheisans repeatedly declares, you are now in Christ, and Christ is in you. Since Christ who is in you is eternal, the spiritual life you have received from Him is eternal. You don’t have to wait until you die to get eternal life; you possess it right now!
 
Our hope does not lie in the preservation of the outer man. It lies in the developing nature of the inner man. Our soul is in union with God and we are being renewed day by day. We will eventually lose our physical life, but not our spiritual life. Our emphasis should be on what is eternal, not on what is temporal.
 
Prayer: Lord, I won’t lose heart over the setback in my life today because my hope lies in my eternal union with You.


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Live For God….Let His Spirit Shine!

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Live for God

Commentary by: Gordon King

Hello folks!  May God bless you and fill you with his wisdom, courage and strength.  For we are living in trying times, the times of the end of an age.  This is a time for Christians around the world to wake up, take a stand and live for Christ.  That’s what it means to be a Christian.  We are the temple of God, therefore we must let God work through us with his Holy Spirit.

God loves us all so very much.  He is our provider, counselor, healer and savior.   We are his children.  Together we form his church, his bride.  We in turn must show our love for him.  We must give him all of the glory and praise.  Only he is worthy.

He has chosen us to be faithful.  To live for him in love, truth, kindness, mercy and forgiveness.  For the time is quickly coming when we will be riding on white horses, clothed in snow-white linens with Jesus in the clouds.  Riding from heaven to earth to fight the enemies of God Almighty.  He needs faithful and true servants to follow him into glory.  

Stand up and proclaim the message of God.  Spread the Word, the truth and the light.  This is our command and our commission from God.  This is the reason for our being.  To spread God’s love and mercy in a lost world.

I know that I keep saying this, but time is so very short and the evil in our world is increasing daily.  This is true.  The return of Christ is close at hand.  Let us awake from our slumber and serve our God.  If you have walked away from God, then the time is now to turn around and run back to him with open arms.  Run!  Don’t walk…Run!  He will embrace you with his love, forgiveness and in celebration!

Let us drink from living water, eat from the bread of life and rest our souls under the wings of the Lord.  He is our shelter and our protector.     He is always with us and will never forsake us. 

The closer we get to God, the more the enemy will try to stop us.  Stay strong and know that God is with you.  Have faith in his power and words.  For his words have life and his Spirit is strong.  Keep the faith, put on the full armor of God.  Be prepared for battle with the enemy.

We must expose the evil in the world, shine our light into the darkness!  Spread the truth, the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  Share the Spirit of God with all you meet.  Give to the poor, feed the hungry, give water to those that thirst, comfort those in pain, visit the lonely, help the lame and infirm, bring peace to conflict.   Show the fruit of the Spirit of God, share his love, kindness, mercy, forgiveness, peace, joy, gentleness and self-control.

We as Christians are the “Children of God”.  We are the children of the “Creator of the Universe”.  How awesome is that?!  Think about that for a moment.  We are made higher than angels.  We shall judge angels!  We will spend eternity with God Almighty!  I cannot even imagine it, because I know that my mind cannot even comprehend what such a time, place or situation will be like.  I think about it often, but it will be so much more wonderful, beautiful and magnificent then I could ever imagine!  The overwhelming of love, joy, and peace.  Incredible!

So be faithful to the one who has given you life.  The one who has given you eternal life and everything that you have ever had or will have.  God Almighty, Jesus Christ!  My love pours out to you Lord.  I know the love that the Lord has for us.  I have felt it before.  Overwhelming love, joy, peace and comfort.  I have been anointed by God.  I know what he means when he says that he is living water.  I have felt that living water rushing through my entire being.  It is better than words can even say.  It must feel so much better when we are in heaven with him.

→Love God. Praise God. Worship God. Follow God. Trust God. Believe God. Live for God.

Love God.  Praise God.  Worship God.  Follow God.  Trust God.  Believe God.  Live for God.

                                                       God Bless!      :-)

If you are not yet saved, please read the prayer below and accept Jesus now!

Sinner's Prayer


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A Real Place

By Greg Laurie

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013

 

  “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
 

 

The word “hell” is one of the most commonly used words in the English language, yet it is one of the least-discussed topics.

There is actually a place called Hell in the state of Michigan. The town got its name in 1841, when George Reeves, an early settler in the low, swampy place, was asked what he thought the town should be named. He said, “I don’t care, you can name it Hell for all I care.” So they did, and the name remains to this day.

But hell really is no laughing matter. According to the Bible, it is a real place. And most people don’t think they are going there. For every American who believes he or she is going to hell, there are 120 who believe they are going to heaven. So it appears that we believe in hell for some people, but certainly not for ourselves.

However, that is in direct contradiction to what Jesus said: “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13–14).

Most of the biblical teaching on the topic of hell came from Christ Himself. Of all the parables that Jesus told, more than half of them relate to God’s eternal judgment of sinners. So we cannot go to the Bible and pick and choose things that personally appeal to us and throw the others aside.

As one theologian has pointed out, an endless hell can no more be removed from the New Testament than an endless heaven can.

So if you want an endless heaven, then you have to also accept an endless hell.


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I wish…

 

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I wish there was no more war

I wish all people would learn to get along with each other

I wish love were not used as a word that means nothing

I wish Christ was revered by all people not some of them

I wish babies were never aborted

I wish the truth were always spoken in love

I wish churches focused on Christ first, everything else second

I wish all people understood worship is about God, not us

I wish families stayed together

I wish there was no abuse in the world

I wish love of others always came before love of self

I wish everyone would come to Jesus

I wish the Bible spoke to all, and that all would have ears to hear

I wish evil would perish

I wish Satan were a child’s tale

I wish the Truth were accepted

I wish that violence were not a solution

I wish that drugs and alcohol were not self-medications

I wish all the hurting rest and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ

I wish we all possessed faith like a child

I wish all sin were a thing of the past

I wish everyone possessed the peace of Christ

I wish there would be no more killing

 

I wish for all of these things knowing they will not happen. True complete peace and wellness shall not come until our Lord and Savior comes. So many are lost, and many will remain lost. I cannot begin to imagine a world without suffering and loss, but the Word of God promises just that, so it will happen. One day we will all be in eternity together with the Lord of life…those who believe anyway.

It is my prayer that the hurting would find rest and peace in the only true source of healing…Jesus. It is also my prayer that the lost would be found and brought into the fold.

Imagine if you will the worst Believer on earth, a true believer in Jesus but not one who lives the faith well at all. Now imagine the best, the least sinful person on earth…but this person does not know Jesus. Now realize that the believer is going to heaven, and the sinner who may very well be a better person than the Believer is going to hell because he/she does not know Jesus.

I wish all would come to know Jesus…a life is a terrible thing to waste.


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Rapture and Tribulation

What is the rapture?

The rapture is when Christ will come back to take His Church, as he promised. He will the take the Church into Heaven. What is His “Church”, exactly? It’s every person on the earth that is saved, and every child too young to make that important decision.
The most common mistake is thinking of the rapture as something that is going to happen in a couple hundred years or more. Although this may very well be the case, since, in 2 Peter 3:8 (NIV), we see that “…with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day”. So it’s impossible to say whether the rapture will occur in five minutes, in five years, or in five hundred years. However, I sincerely doubt the last one.

 

This is a great article concerning the rapture of Christ’s church written by christrocks from The Teen Theme. This is well written and an interesting post. I think it is worth reading even if you do not agree with everything in this article.

To finish reading this article, please head over to http://theteentheme.wordpress.com/rapture-and-tribulation/ While you are there why not check out the rest of her site and let christrocks know that something she wrote blessed you.


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When we go to heaven

When we go to heaven will you dance with me
will you finally see the shelter you provided
the love you showed for me in time
your hand in mine so freely wide

This is a short poem by Betty over at Just My Poems Plus My Heart. Lots of short poems here on this site. If you enjoy poetry, this site is sure to please! While you are there, why not check out the rest of Betty’s site? Let her know you were there and enjoyed something she wrote.

To finish reading this poem, please head over to https://justmywritings.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/when-we-go-to-heaven/

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