God’s Amazing Grace

Written to a people who were being persecuted because of their Faith: The Book of Hebrews brings words of encouragement to Believers globally, who need as much encouragement at this time as they did then.

The Hebrews were in danger of turning away from the Christian Faith, because of the persecution they were facing from the authorities. Those within their own communities who still practiced ceremonies under the ceremonial Law of Moses, were also standing against their faith in Christ. They were tempted to return to the Ceremonial Law, with its ceremonies and religious sacraments.

New Testament believers are to come boldly before God’s throne of Grace to obtain mercy and find Grace in time of need. They no longer need an earthly priest to be the intermediary between them and God. The Hebrews sacrifices, ceremonies, rites, customs and religious observances under the ceremonial Law of Moses had been done away with because of the better covenant in Christ.

Those in Christ have a New Covenant. A Great High Priest who sits at the right hand of Almighty God, where He intercedes on their behalf.

Rest:
If you believe in Christ, you need to come into that place of rest, knowing that Christ has paid the ultimate price for your salvation. There is nothing you can add to it…no works of self-righteousness or good works can make you right before God.

God rested from the work of creation on the seventh day. Christ now rests in Heaven, His work on earth, the work of Redemption is complete. Christ is your High Priest, your intermediary, who intercedes on your behalf daily, before Almighty God. Those in Christ can now rest knowing that they can come boldly before God’s throne of Grace, despite their daily short comings and failures, knowing their sins have been forgiven. Because of their Faith in God, they can walk in obedience. They will persevere during the greatest storms and endure until the very end.

“Without Faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” – Hebrews 11:6

God has given you the power, if you area Believer in Christ, to war against sin and resist temptation, so that it flees from you. He has done everything possible to enable you live a Holy consecrated life.

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

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Happy Father’s Day.
To all the Fathers raising children in a world opposed to the gospel: may God strengthen your right hand (the symbol of God’s strength).

May your children be like arrows in your right hand, God enabling you to direct them in the right way. Psalm 127:4

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Do your eyes see the unseen?

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Your first point of reference when you talk about FAITH should be Hebrews Chapter Eleven. The book of Hebrews holds the famous, “Faith Hall of Fame,” (Hebrews 11:1-40). Here you have Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Rahab, Gideon… just to mention a few, both men and women, in remembrance of their Faith extraordinaire!

Faith, in the spiritual sense, is based upon the promises of God. It is not based upon what you can see with your physical eyes, or obtain with your own hands. You receive by Faith: “the substance of things hoped for…”

You don’t need faith to see what is seen. You can just walk right up to it and touch it. It takes discernment to see the unseen. The invisible cannot be perceived with the natural senses. Faith helps you see the invisible. What can only be revealed by God is a work of the Spirit.

Today, I want you to rejoice in the great expectation of what is to come. Continue without wavering in your Faith, It is the foundation of your hope. All that God has promised you in Christ is Yes and Amen.

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Exemplary Faith

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Exemplary Faith.
The number of years that you have been in Christ makes no difference when it comes to the Grace of God.

From the story of Cain and Abel, we can see the example of two kinds of worshippers. One of them, Cain, a farmer, approached God with the fruits of the ground, while Abel, a shepherd, brought the firstlings of a his flock, which the Bible described as, “a more excellent sacrifice.”

One could argue, that if Cain understood why Abel’s offering was more acceptable, he would have also done likewise… This is where Grace steps in…

Even though Cain was the older sibling, it made no difference in the sight of God. And so it happens in this natural world, where those who have just come to know the Lord sometimes have a greater and closer relationship with God, than those who have been saved for centuries. It is simply grace that makes the difference.

Why did God consider Abel’s sacrifice well pleasing, but reject Cain’s sacrifice?

Abel offered the best of his livestock to God. He offered a blood sacrifice for the atonement of his sins. Abel, offered by faith, a well pleasing sacrifice to God. His offerings pointed to the greater sacrifice of Christ’s Atonement: Christ’s death on the Cross; The Lamb of God, “who takes away the sin of the world.” There is no way Abel could have known this in the natural sense, except by the Spirit of God. Abel  presented his sweet smelling offering to God, by Faith.

Cain’s approach to God was completely different. He came to God legalistically. Being a farmer, he offered the produce of the of the ground. However, he did not bring his offering by faith. Cain’s anger at Abel and Cain’s conversation with God reveal the condition of Cain’s heart. Even when God pointed it out to him, he refused to change (Genesis 4:1-12, Hebrews 4:6). He did not understand the meaning of the blood, he did not see himself as a sinner and that needed atonement for his sins.

Those who cease from self-justifying works of the flesh possess divine rest that comes from trusting in Christ alone. Only Christ can do what no amount of human works can do. No one can be justified by the works of human hands.

Abel’s faith is listed among the great giants of faith in the Bible ( Hebrews 11). Though Cain tried to permanently silence Abel, he failed, as Abel’s faith still speaks resoundingly loud and clear to us today (Hebrews 11:4).

“We are saved by grace and not by works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9). We are called by grace, through faith in Christ. Salvation is by grace alone. This should comfort you if you believe in Christ today. It is by Grace you have been saved and it is by Faith you receive both the earthly and eternal promises of God. While Abel’s blood cried out for vengeance, the blood of Jesus cries out mercy and grace. You have a new covenant in Christ, He is the fulfilment of God’s promise to you! Amen.

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Spiritual Growth

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Spiritual Growth
You need to meditate on God’s Word if you want to grow spiritually. Those who live in spiritual darkness are simply void of God’s Word.

God is calling every Believer to meditate upon His Word. There are clear instructions about how we are to treat God’s Word in the Bible. The meditation of God’s Word is to be done Day and night.

This order was given to Joshua for God’s people. If you are a child of God this message also belongs to you. Set your heart on God’s Word today ( Deut. 32:46), because a divided heart cannot meditate on God’s Word. It will be here, there and every where.
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A faithful friend & the deceitful kisses of an enemy.

IMG_6020.JPGWelcome to the month of June.

A faithful friend & the deceitful kisses of an enemy.

An upright, truly loving and faithful soul will point out wrong doing when they see it. They will do so even at the cost of the friendship. The reproof of a good friend, though it may be painful, in the long run, will do you good. Words of admonition or chiding from a godly man or woman is sweetness to the soul. This correction is ultimately to lift you up, and not bring you down.

However, there are some friends who will condemn you when they can’t manipulate you. They would rather you live your life on their terms, through their perspective, rather than God’s. These are not faithful friends. A faithful friend will be more concerned about the condition of your soul, leading you to Christ, and not away from Christ.

Judas was one of the closest people to Jesus. His kiss was deceitful; to betray Christ and lead Him into the hands of his enemies. As a believer in Christ you should be on your guard and be discerned about people who come to you with deceitful kisses, posing as friends, where in reality, they are enemies.

Faithful friends are friends of God. They are godly and this transcends through both their words and actions. The opposite of this Is a deceitful friend who only thinks about personal gain.

Today, I pray the Lord will give you faithful friends, but deliver you from the deceitful ones. Amen.

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The ignored Christians in the Middle East.

This Sunday, Barnabas Fund is calling Christians around the world to pray, act and donate in a special show of support for our suffering brothers and sisters. The threat to the vulnerable Christian minorities in Syria and in Egypt is now at cataclysmic proportions. For details read Marked for Destruction: Christian targets daubed with a black X, which provides suggested […]

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