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Sunday, 2 February 2014

THE MYSTERY OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD

THE MYSTERY OF SALVATION THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD

EPHESIANS CHAPTER 3


Ephesians 3

King James Version (KJV)

3 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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VS 1 : For this cause I paul the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles.

This is a lesson in humility:
Here, Paul considers himself a prisoner.

He was actually in prison and must have been writing from prison.  (Act 28: 16, 20,23,28,30,31)

He address himself as a prisoner. He did not refer to himself as a big person.
Again he called himself a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

This shows that he knows that Jesus Christ is almighty and all Powerful and only what he allows happens for a purpose.

He is not a fair weather Christian. He is willing to be obedient even when it is not convinient or comfortable.

Lesson: Let us follow Jesus Christ at all timesunder all circummstances. Let us be obedient and faithful. His grace is sufficient for us .

Jesus Christ will send you where His grace will keep you safe and sound successfully.

This is also a lesson in Sacrifice:
He was a prisoner of Jesus Christ for the Gentiles.

He sacrificed his freedom for the sake of the Gentiles; (in obedience to Jesus Christ, to preach to them,; by His grace): That they may know Jesus Christ and be saved. (That we may know Him and the Power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, being made conformable unto His death; if by any means I might attain the resurrection of the dead. We have a righteousness which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. {Phil3:9,10,11} Notice here that the faith here is that of Christ. and the righteousness is of God by faith hence it is perfect without spot or wrinkle or blemish)

VS 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward.

There is a dispensation of the grace of God.

This is for all those who are saved by grace not of works least any man or anyone should boast. (It is the gift of God)

Anybody who believes in our Lord Jesus Christ sincerely is under the dispensation of grace.

VS3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words.

Here: God's words and knowledge are by revelation.

Salvation through Jesus Christ is a mystery only understood by those whom Jesus Christ chooses to reveal it to [To as many as believe in our Lord Jesus Christ]

VS4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

Notice here that God gave him a revelation and an understanding of the mystery of Jesus Chriat.

He did not keep this knowledge to himmself.

He chose to share the good news of salvation through believing in the finished work (death on the cross where He paid for my sins and yours) of   our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary

Any body who believes in our Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved.

VS 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men; as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the spirit.

This is new. This knowledge was not available in the past to the sons of men.

Now it is revealed by the spirit unto His holy apostles and prophets. The Spirit makes you holy and reveals things about God to you.

Vs 6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promises in Christ by the gospel.

This mistery has a purpose:

Purpose: The purpose of this mystery and its revelation is to make the Gentiles fellow heirs with Jesus Christ; and of the same body. [The body of Christ the Church,, with Jesus Christ the head] and partakers of His promises in Christ through the gospel. {The good news that Jesus saves. Jesus Christ came to the world to save sinners of whom I an chief}
Let us benefit from this provision made for us by God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Believe in our Lord Jesus Christ today and you shall be saved.

VS 7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

The grace of God is a gift. Paul sees himself as a minister[servant], and not just a minister but a minister of God.

He is answerable to God. He works to please God.

Whatever you do, do it as unto God because you are a minister of God.
Do things to please God. Do things to be approved of by God.
Do things to be rewrded by God.
Do things to be assessed and appraised by God.
Do things with respect to God.

God is Powerful and the Power of God is effective. By His Power He gives us His Grace.

Let us trust God today and He will give us the Grace of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. {This is that same Grace of God which passes all understanding which only God can give through Jesus Christ our Lord.}
VS 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.

The riches of Christ is unsearcheable.

Paul shows humility. He sees himself as least and honoured to have been asked to serve Christ in that he was given the Grace to preach the gospel.

You need the Grace of God to preach the gospel. You will come across many things as Paul did and you need the Grace of God to overcome them.

This same Grace of God also makes it possible for your hearers to accept the gospel and be saved.

VS 9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God who created all things by Jesus Christ.

God created all things by Jesus Christ. There is a fellowship of the mystery.

This mystery was hid in God from the beginning of the world and now God maketh all men to see what is the fellowship of the mystery.

VS 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the Church, the manifold wisdom of God.

God wants the Church to know the wisdom of God. It is important that the Church may know the manifold wisdom of God.

Vs 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

There is an eternal purpose in Christ Jesus our Lord.

VS 12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him

Benefits of Faith of Jesus Christ.

Notice that this is the Faith OF Jesus Christ that we are benefiting from.

In whom we have :

BOLDNESS -
ACCESS -
with CONFIDENCE -
By the faith OF Him

Children of God who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ are Bold, Have Access and are Confident.

VS 13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you which is your glory.

Here Paul is encouraging them, that they faint not at his tribulations for them which is their glory.

Let our tribulations and travails toils and activities bring glory to others for Christ sake. Let us encourage others even when we are in travail or distress or tribulation.

VS 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He prayed to God for their salation.

Let us pray for one another.

Let us pray for the salvation of others.

VS 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.

Jesus Christ has been given a name above all names . In the name of Jesus Christ every knee shall bow. Of whom the whole family in heaven is named.

VS 16 That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man

God wants to strengthen you with might by His Spirit in the inner man. This He wants to grant you by His riches in glory.

VS 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye , being rooted and grounded in love,

It is the purpose of God for us all that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith. so hat we may be rooted and grouned in love.

VS 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and heigth;

This will make it possible for us to understand with all saints what is the breadth and depth and heigth ;

VS 19 And to know the love of Christ, Which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

And to know the unique love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, so that we might be filled with the fulness of God.

VS 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

When we ask God for any thing or think, He does and is able to do much more than we ask Him. The Power of God worketh in us to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think.
This is a mystery. This is the mystery of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ lives in our heat when we believe in Him.

VS 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Unto the Lord Jesus Christ be the glory great things He has done !!!    

Saturday, 16 November 2013

OCCUPY TILL I COME

OCCUPY TILL I COME

Luke 19:13 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.


Luke Chapter 19

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Luke Chapter 19: Jesus Drives the Buyers and Sellers out of the Temple
Jesus Drives the Buyers and Sellers out of the Temple
Luke 19:45-46
1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.

5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

Luke Chapter 19: Zacchaeus the Publican
Zacchaeus the Publican
Luke Chapter 19 : 1
15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.

29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.

37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;

46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,

48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.




What is your occupation?
What keeps you busy?
What are you occupied with?
What are you focused on?
What is taking your time?
An idle mind is the devil's workshop.
Thy word have I hidden in my heart that I may not sin against thee.
Who and what sets the agenda for you?
Who and what determins what you do at any given time?
Are you proactive or reactive?
Why do you do things?
Whose report do you believe?
We will believe the report of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The mind is the battle ground.
The question is;
Who gets your attention?
Who controls your attention?
God wants you to be attentive to Him.

When you believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God occupies you; ie comes into you and preoccupies you.{God comes into you lives in you stays in you stays with you all the time and keeps you busy ie. tells you what to do. HE lives in you and He lives in me. Ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart today and stay}
God gets your attention and keeps you busy.

The Spirit of God keeps you busy. The Spirit of God gets your attention and makes you to focus on it. This is a voluntry focus.

 That is why you have to willingly accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and saviour.
When you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, He gives you the Power, the ability and capacity and willingness to set the tone for your everyday activity.; having occupied your heart and mind. The Holy Ghost directs your actions according to the will of God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

You cannot do what you do not know unless you are under the another's influence. When you believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, your imaginations, thoughts and actions are occupied by the Holy Ghost. Anything that is not of God is not allowed. Negative and inpure thoughts are removed and replaced by Godly clean, positive, holy and good thoughts; which leads to righteousness ie good actions.

The blood of Jesus Christ speaketh better things than the blood of Ebel and the blood of bulls and rams.

The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all unrighteousness.



When I, see the blood
When I, see the blood
When I, see the blood
I will pass, I will pass ; over you.



We are washed,
In the blood

Are you washed?
We are washed,
In the blood;

In the precious blood of the Lamb

Are your garments sparkling, are they white as snow ?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb.

Jesus Christ is the Lamb that was slain.
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.
Jesus Christ is the Lion of the tribe of Judah
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.
Jesus Christ is our passover.
Jesus




CURIOSITY

When there is a strong desire to investigate a matter, one is at risk of getting exposed to unpredictable and unpredicted and unexpected influences. Under such circumstances, you must be sober and vigilant to overcome any temptation.

The Holy Ghost helps us to be sober all the time and to tame our desires. The Holy Spirit helps us to control our bodies. The Holy Spirit helps us to control the flesh and to make the Spirit control the flesh.

Remember that God made everything and everything that God made is good. When you have the Holy Ghost; the Holy Ghost will let you know what holy things God wants you to do and how He wants us to use the things He made properly.

Jesus Christ is Lord.

When you misuse the things of God; When you disobey the instructions , laws and commandments of God, then that is sin. ie. sin occurs.

The flesh is weak and unreliable. The flesh fails. Sometimes, we fail to remember things. At other times, we fail to do things properly. The Spirit of God can not fail.

When we rely on the Spirit of God, success is assured.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

WHEN YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, TAKE CORRECTION AND MOVE FORWARD

WHEN YOU MAKE A MISTAKE, TAKE CORRECTION AND MOVE FORWARD.

When you make a mistake, move forward.

Do not focus on your mistakes.
Do not dwell in the past.
 Do not stay there.

Rise up and walk away from the past .

Rise up and walk
Rise up and shine.
Rise up and walk into the future with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Remember that the Spirit of God prompts you when you make a mistake so that you take correction.

Deliberately do the right thing.

Think God and do good.

Think good thoughts and do good things.

Let your heart be stayed in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Do not give occasion for the flesh to influence you

HOLINESS

HOLINESS

HOLINESS is not an event in the life of a Christian.
Holiness is the very life the Christian lives.

The Christian is holy in all things he or she does, thinks or says  always.

This is because his holiness is of God that changest not.  Jesus Christ is our righteousness.

When you learn to dwell in the presence of the Lord continually, you are transformed into his likeness. When you learn to pray without ceasing and commune with our Lord Jesus Christ, you take on His nature. Peter walked on the sea so long as his eyes were stayed on Jesus Christ. Do the same and you will get the same result.

The Bible says, dwell in the presence of the Lord continually. Pray without ceasing.

The Lord wants you to be restored to HIM. When you become a part of HIM again, He will restore to you the joy of your salvation.

Salvation brings joy.

When you remember the things of the Lord it brings joy. Make a habit of remembering God and Godliness in all things and at all times and you shall rejoice all day long.

Do good when you have the opportunity. If God gives you another opportunity, do good again.

Cultivate the habit of thinking good thoughts.

Spend quality time with God. Cultivate the mind of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let this mind be in you; which was in Christ Jesus. Be humble. Be obedient to the word of God. Believe in our Lord Jesus Christ.

JOY:

Rejoice in the Lord and again I say rejoice.

From the habit of having a pleasant disposition.

Learn to rejoice al all times.

Be joyful and thankful to God; and God will surprise you and keep you ever joyful and thankful all the days of your life. God will make sure that there is always something to be joyful and thankful about.  

In all circumstances there is something to be thankful to God about.

There is always something to rejoice about.

Ask God to let you know what you should rejoice about and what you should thank Him for .


Remember that Lazarus died and Jesus Christ spent three more days after He was told; that the name of God the Father may be glorified.  Mary cried and Jesus Christ wept; Lazarus rose from the dead and all rejoiced.

Again remember that Jesus Christ died on Good Friday and after three days He rose again from the dead.

W are saved because Jesus Christ paid the price.

Jesus Christ said

My peace I give unto you.
My joy i give unto you.
That your joy may remain.

My love i give to you.

I have loved you with an everlasting love and loving kindness.

This is the Lord and saviour we have in our Lord Jesus Christ who bore our infirmities and  who nailed our sins to the cross and has clothed us with a garment of righteousness that you and I may be saved now and always.

People are in bondage.

People are perishing daily.

Live a life worthy of His calling.
Live a life worthy of emulation.

Believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved.

show good example.

May the peace of the Lord be with you. Amen.



Sunday, 13 October 2013

THY WORD HAVEI HIDDEN IN MY HEART THAT I MAY NOT SIN AGAINST THEE

THY WORD HAVE I HIDDEN IN MY HEART THAT I MAY NOT SIN AGAINST THEE

The word of God is powerful. Meditate on it day and night. Speak the word of God. Think the word of God. Meditate on it day and night. Obey the word of God. Do the word of God. ie. Do what the word of God says and commands.

God watches over His words and promises to perform it and bring it to pass.


WHEN TEMPTATION COMES

Pray, Praise, Obey.

Speak the word of God.

Let your mind be stayed in Jesus Christ.

Acknowledge the presence of God
Occupy till I come says the Lord.
God is everywhere all the time.

Acknowledge God as your God and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour offered freely for us.

The Spirit of God has been given to as many as believe in our Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation.

We shall overcome by the words of our testimonies. Let us speak the word of God boldly.

The Bible says fear not. Do not be afraid.
The Bible says I am with you even to the end of this world.
 These are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The word of God is sharper than two edged sword. Dividing asunder soul and spirit.

The word of is a Lamp unto my feet.
Thy word instructs the meek and ministers grace to the humble.

We need the sincere word of God to grow.

The letter killeth but the spirit giveth life.


God the Father, God the Son {Jesus Christ} and God the Spirit {The Holy Ghost} are one.

Man is made in the image of God.

Man has a body, a soul and a spirit.

The soul of man lives on in heaven or hell.

The body is matter and stays on earth.

The spirit returns to God.

The spirit drives the body ie. controls the body.

The spirit of Man is subject to the man.

The spirit of the prophet is subject to the prophet.

Man is free to allow or reject control from the spirit.

There are many spirits such as the HOLY SPIRIT; It controls and directs you aright; If you do not allow it, it wount.

When you allow the HOLY SPIRIT, it quickens your motal bodies and give you life.

It gives you the power to become a child of God. It gives you the power to overcome sin and live a righteous life.

THE HOLY SPIRIT helps you and makes it possible for you to please God.
The HOLY SPIRIT helps you to overcome temptation.

The HOLY SPIRIT helps you to take the right decisions that leads to the right actions. This does not depend on what you do or have done. It depends on what you believe and what you have allowed.

The spirit you allow to control you determins the nature and limit and result of your action.
Today is the day of salvation.

Believe in our LORD JESUS CHRIST today and you shall receive the HOLY SPIRIT..

God will give you POWER to become a child of GOD and you will live like a child of GOD with the POWER of GOD to do the things of GOD which please GOD ie. GODDLY things and holy things and righteous things, in righteousness and holyness through Jesus Christ our Lord.



King James Version: John Chapter 1

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.  

Saturday, 12 October 2013

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE WANT TO PLEASE GOD

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE WANT TO PLEASE GOD?

To please God, we have to do just what God wants.

This could be easy or difficult depending on where you stand.

If you are on the Lord's side, He is already pleased with you so you do not really need any additional effort to do so.

Just as He that is down needs fear no fall,
and He that is low no pride;
and
He that is humble ever shall have God to be his guide

and

have God on his side.

If you are not on the Lord's side, then
how can you please Him? You have it all to do.

When you are on the Lord's side, it is easy to allign your desires with His.

It is easy to use His resources to do His will.

It is easy to do what He says because your desires are the same as His.

You have a lot in common and you have the same objective in view.

Since this is the case, How can one be on the Lord's side?

This is made possible when you believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work at Calvary on the cross where He died so that we may live;
and
 rose again to give us  life everlasting.

When we believe we get Power  from Him to become Children of God.

Children of God have what it takes to please God. (HIM)

Let us believe sincerely and be sincere in our believe. Thank you and God bless you.







John Chapter 15



1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John Chapter 15: The Vine and the Branches
The Vine and the Branches
John Chapter 15 : 5
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.

23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

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