Made Alive in Christ.

How did sin, decay and death come into this world? There had to be an entrance. Adam was given the free choice to walk in obedience before God. It was of His own free will that he disobeyed God’s instructions.

Death came into the earth through Adam, before Adam, righteousness reigned. It was necessary for righteousness to be restored on the earth. Who would be able to do it? Who could undo Adam’s disobedience? It would take someone who could obey God’s Word perfectly.

Just like Adam, Christ was a Son of God. He became flesh and obeyed God’s Word perfectly. In Adam, men die physically the first time and eternally the second time. In Christ, through His death and resurrection, are a chosen people who have eternal life through Him.

Christ died and rose again for our sins. Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice. In Christ we have righteousness, redemption and eternal life.

©️Ruth Dickson

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Sing Hosanna, Sing to the King of Kings!

Hosanna in the Highest.

He rode on a donkey in humility, even though He was a King. To fulfil all righteousness, He did not come in His glory and majesty, but lived as an ordinary man. Even though He was despised, rejected and betrayed, Christ lived for a greater purpose.

The glory of God shines in the face of Jesus. Just as the daughter of Zion rejoiced, the daughter of Jerusalem, the Church of God REJOICES TRIUMPHANTLY. Shout, glorify your King, your Redeemer, your Righteousness. Sons and daughters of God, rejoice and be glad.

©️ Ruth Dickson

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Leah Sharibu – Faith in the face of death.

Mrs Rebecca Sharibu collapsed when she heard the news in Dapchi, Borno State Nigeria. One hundred and ten girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram last month, February 2018, and her daughter was among them. Now the all girls have been released, except her daughter, Leah.

Released girls flown to Nigeria’s capital

The anguish in the hearts of Leah’s parents right now must be beyond human words. As the world rejoices at the release of the kidnapped girls, Mr and Mrs Sharibu lament in despair.

Leah is a Christian and she refused to renounce her Christian faith. This is the reason she was not released. Though her parents are in pain, the situation speaks volumes about Leah’s faith.

Only God can give the kind of Faith that will not fail in the face of death. It is divine. Jesus said His followers shall be hated because of Him. Leah Sharibu is suffering on account of her faith and at such a tender age. Though Leah’s parents and Christians globally, cry out to God for her release, we must be proud of Leah. 1 Peter 2:20 says, “But even if you suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED.” Let us remember the God Leah serves is able to deliver her to the uttermost.

Leah Sharibu is suffering for being a Christian (1 Peter 4:16, 1 Peter 5:10, Matthew 10:39). Let the weak say they are strong. God is sovereign over a person’s soul and He is the only one to be feared. Christ has purchased for Leah, eternity and the treasures of Heaven, which no man can ever give her.

Brethren; Believers in Christ all over the world, please continue to pray for Leah Sharibu’s release. We pray because we have hope. Death could not hold Christ captive and neither does it hold those who believe in Him captive. Hallelujah.

©️ Ruth Dickson

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It’s By His Spirit

Thanksgiving

Let us rejoice and be glad, the Lord is good and His mercies endure forever. The Lord has Redeemed a chosen generation of people, both Jews and Gentiles from the hands of the enemy.

Israel was expecting mighty chariots, a great prince and a man of war to redeem them from the hands of their enemies. Of- course, Christ was all these things and much more…(Zechariah 4:6).

Gold and silver can buy many things, but it cannot purchase eternal life ( Isaiah 45:13).

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Christ Our Salvation

The Lord’s last prayer with the disciples: John 17:1-5

Christ became perfect for us. With the price of His blood, He purchased salvation.

“Having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation.”(Hebrews 5:9).

Christ is the source of Eternal Life. He is our justification, sanctification and glorification in the world to come. True Believers have Christ’s righteous imputed to them. They glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

Those who know God, know the glory of the Living God; The Son of Glory. These are the chosen ones who believe, love God and obey Him.

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Peace With God

Peace With God

By Faith in Christ, you are justified and have the privilege of being at peace with God. Peace is part of what Christ purchased for you when He gave His life as a Living Sacrifice.

We must remember it was Sin that separated us from God. Once that sin was taken away, the relationship between God and man was restored. Those who have faith in Christ are no longer strangers, but loved sons who have a relationship with the Father.

By Faith, we receive the promises of God, which includes PEACE. The cleansing power of the Blood of the Lamb has purchased “Peace with God” for all who believe in Christ.

©️ Ruth Dickson

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Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.

Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.

“What can wash away your sin or make you whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.”

Robert Lowry, a Baptist preacher, hymn writer and composer used these words to express the cleansing power of the Blood of Jesus. Other classical hymn writers like William Cowper, Augustus Toplady and Charles Wesley have written timeless songs about the power in the blood. More recent gospel song writers like Andrea Crouch, Shirley Ceaser, Vicki Yohe and Matt Redman, just to name a few…, have also written powerful songs about the Blood.

The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.

The work of The Blood of Jesus is continuous. There is Redemptive power in the Blood. It liberates from bondage, guilt and sin. It was absolutely necessary for the Blood of Jesus to be shed. Without the shedding of Blood there is no remission of sin. By one Sacrifice, the ransom price was paid , once and for all. Those who are sanctified, are made perfect because God’s forgiveness is complete. Blessed assurance, Heaven is the destination of those who have Faith in Christ. Rejoice in the riches of God’s grace; the expression of God’s amazing Love.

©️Ruth Dickson

God’s Promises are Eternal

THE MEDIATOR

Christ is the Mediator of the New Covenant. His priesthood outstripped the Levitical priesthood of the Old Covenant, in its service and administration.

Christ is the only mediator between God, who is holy, and man, who is sinful.

Christ’s Work is Superior.

Christ’s death had the power to remove the sin, that separated us from God. Christ provided a better covenant, in that it had the power to purify the conscience, it had the power to remove sin. His work had justifying and sanctifying power.

Called to Heavenly Canaan.

Those who are called have an eternal inheritance. People are made right with God when they believe in Jesus Christ: The spotless Lamb who sacrificed His life; The Messiah who shed his blood.

What about the Old Testament saints? How were they saved? They were saved on the basis of what Christ would accomplish. They believed in what God had promised. They were justified by their faith in the “unseen” promises of God. Christ was the promised seed… and all who believe in Him, whether Old or New, are inheritors of all He has promised. By His own blood, He purchased the promise of eternal salvation and eternal redemption.

©️Ruth Dickson

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Thanksgiving with Joy

The Divine Work of Redemption

There is always a reason to give thanks to God. Those in Christ have a share in a glorious inheritance. These are a chosen generation of people who have been brought out of darkness, into the glorious light of the Gospel.

With joyous thanksgiving, Believers all over the world must rejoice with exceeding gladness. They have been consecrated by Christ, who paid the ultimate price to redeem and bring them into a new way of Living.

Saints must rejoice at all times knowing they have been emancipated from the curse, the penalty has been paid in full. Christ has redeemed them from the curse of the Law. They are blood washed and forgiven, having their sins completely removed. This is a rich privilege, bestowed by grace, upon all those who trust and believe in Jesus Christ.

©️ Ruth Dickson

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An Incorruptible Inheritance

An Incorruptible Inheritance

A great inheritance is kept in Heaven for Believers in Christ. From the foundations of this earth, a chosen generation, a people foreknown, a people set apart, have been given an incorruptible inheritance, which can never fade or perish.

Redeemed by the Blood

The Son of God gave himself up, paying a price to redeem souls with his own life. He was that perfect sacrifice, a spotless lamb, without blemish, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

The incorruptible promises of God still stand today. Christ became a substitute and He did it out of Love. He has brought those, chosen by grace, into a new way of life, not by silver and gold, but through His own blood.

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