Category Archives: Christ

Blessings to all on this Good Friday

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:28-30)

We always carry the death of Jesus in our body

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you. (2 Corinthians 4:7-12)

Don’t worry about peace because Jesus is the Prince of Peace!

Why worry about peace? Don’t worry about peace because Jesus is the Prince of Peace.

The world needs peace. The world doesn’t have peace, because it’s not doing the will of God. But you O believer in Christ have received the keys of the Kingdom. Why not use these keys to unlock peace for yourself? Why not ask Jesus the Prince of Peace for peace in your mind and spirit?

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

[Jesus said:] Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27) 

If you need peace ask of the Lord God in prayer. Ask with faith. But most importantly ask it the right way or it won’t work for you. Many don’t receive this peace because they are not willing to do God’s will. Because they want to remain in sin and still expect a miracle out of the blue. God’s will doesn’t work that way.

You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. (James 4:2-3)

The peace of Christ is neither for vain pursuits nor selfishness. The peace of Christ is not for those who refuse to live a holy life. Sin is a big problem, so give it up all to Jesus for the sake of your own soul. Remember this; “There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22)

So let me summarize this to you:

Jesus is the Prince of Peace. So ask him for peace in your life as you pray to Jesus.  To receive the peace of God, repent of all sins including unforgiveness and idolatry and selfishness. This way be sure that the grace of God will shine on you!

Be glad that the Savior was born

Be glad that the Savior was born,
He is Lord of each new morn.
He is Jesus Christ the world’s savior,
He is of true humble behaviour.

Be glad that the Savior came,
And abide in His Holy Name.
For Christ saves all who believe,
And does their souls relieve.

Born as a child in a manger,
He loves the lowly and the stranger.
As part of God’s redeeming plan,
The Son of God became man.

This Son fulfilled all of the Law,
And did it all without a single flaw.
Jesus died on the Cross and rose again,
To defeat for us, sin, death, and pain.

Only God can truly fill the heart of man

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved

“And I tell you, every one who acknowledges me before men, the Son of man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. (Luke 12:8-9)

And brought them out and said, “Men, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:30-31)

Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on the law shall live by it. But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” (that is, to bring Christ down or “Who will descend into the abyss?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach); because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved. The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon him. For, “every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:5-13)

Always win the test of your faith

 

Times that are difficult. Times that have temptations. Times that are of the VUCA type (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). Times when others lose the faith. Any of these or all of these or a combination of these is what you get when your faith is tested.

It doesn’t matter how big or small the test is. It doesn’t matter what is the source of the test. What matters is that are you willing to win against everything that is trying to fade away your faith? I’m not talking about faith in yourself, not about faith in doctors nor about faith in your nation or state. What I’m talking about is your faith in the Lord God!

Whether its a pandemic called Covid 19, or World War 3 itself, you should always strive to keep your faith in Jesus Christ. Keep it lest you lose your Godly reward!

 

Verses for reflection:

Jesus said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (1 John 5:4)

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Bible verses about waiting patiently for the Lord

Surely none who wait for You will be put to shame; but those who are faithless without cause will be disgraced. (Psalm 25:3)

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:13-14)

Wait for the LORD and keep His way, and He will raise you up to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you will see it. (Psalm 37:34)

I waited patiently for the LORD; He inclined to me and heard my cry. (Psalm 40:1)

Rest in God alone, O my soul, for my hope comes from Him. (Psalm 62:5)

I wait for the LORD; my soul does wait, and in His word I put my hope. (Psalm 130:5)

Do not say, “I will avenge this evil!” Wait on the LORD, and He will deliver you. (Proverbs 20:22)

And in that day it will be said, “Surely this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He has saved us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited. Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.” (Isaiah 25:9)

For the vision awaits an appointed time; it testifies of the end, and will not lie. Though it lingers, wait for it, since it will surely come and not delay. (Habakkuk 2:3)

Make the Lord God your refuge and hiding place

Confess and pray the following Bible verse as you make the Lord God your refuge and hiding place :

For surely You, O LORD, bless the righteous; You surround them with the shield of your favor. (Psalm 5:12)

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. (Psalm 9:9)

You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the schemes of men. You conceal them in Your shelter from accusing tongues. (Psalm 31:20)

You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah (Psalm 32:7)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1)

You are my hiding place and my shield; I put my hope in Your word. (Psalm 119:114)

The LORD will guard you from all evil; He will preserve your soul. (Psalm 121:7)

 

Suggested prayer based on the above Scriptures:

O Lord Jesus I come to you in hope and love. Forgive me of my sins as I forgive all those who have sinned against me. I believe that surely You, O LORD, bless the righteous; You surround them with the shield of your favor. I confess that you are my refuge, a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Intercede therefore unto God your father that I dwell in the secret place of Your presence from the schemes of men. And  I pray that you conceal me in Your shelter from accusing tongues. O Lord God, I give you the praise, for you are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

By the Holy Spirit, let me dwell in the shelter of the Most High and abide in the shadow of the Almighty. For you O Lord, are my hiding place and my shield; I put my hope in Your word. Guard me against all evil;  and preserve my soul.

I believe and receive your deliverance and protection, in your your Holy Name. Amen

God will forgive those who have sinned and want to repent, what are you waiting for?

There are some who are expecting something really big to happen before they repent. I mean they have heard the Gospel and know that they are sinners. However, the actions that they are no doing is acknowledging their sins before the Living God and repenting in the name of Jesus.

No man or woman lives forever. Don’t think you can repent at the 11th hour when many have died at 10.30. Secure your future in the Lord Jesus Christ by repenting and believing in the Gospel!

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep. So shall thy poverty come as one that travaileth, and thy want as an armed man. (Prov 6:10-11)

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent (Acts 17:30)

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. (Revelation 2:5)

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)

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