To Know God: Written by Ruth Dickson.

To Know God:
God revealed certain aspects of  himself to the Children of Israel. To them, He performed many miracles. They witnessed, God’s hand  against the Egyptians, as He executed great judgements. God revealed himself as the Healer in Exodus 15:26. He promised to spare the Israelites from what He did to the Egyptians, if they simply obeyed Him.

To David, He revealed His beauty and majesty. Take a walk through the Palms of the Psalms to see the beauty and majesty of God. The Psalms record the dynamics of David’s personal relationship with God  and how God revealed Himself to him.

Today, those in Christ have a better covenant. They have God, in person, to show them the Way. The Old Testament saints looked at God, and despite all He did, they could not see Him clearly, neither could they understand His ways.

All in Christ:
If you know Jesus Christ and submit to His authority in your life, He will show you – clearly – who He is. God has chosen to reveal himself clearly through His Son Jesus CHRIST. He is central to revealing God (John 14:6).

The only way to know the Father is through the Son. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are co-eternal, they co-exist, in great mystery, majesty and power. God has revealed himself through His Son. Bless the Lord Jesus Christ for all He has done today. He most worthy.

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The Children of Promise written by Ruth Dickson

The Children of Promise Romans 9:6-8

It is by God’s sovereign will that a person obeys God.  God’s divine mercy is God’s divine method of salvation.   

The descendants of Abraham believed it was their sovereign right to inherit the promises of God, but Paul said, not so, and  showed them otherwise.  Through  scripture we see that God shows mercy and compassion to whoever He wants.  God is the ultimate authority in His choices and decisions and this cannot be contested or altered by any human.

The children of Promise are not the children of the flesh, but those who are called by the Spirit of God. God’s desire is not the will of man, but His own  Sovereign will.  It can not be  forced or manufactured. God’s purpose of election stands, according to His sovereign choice.   

God will show mercy to whoever He desires, by His sovereign will and choice. Those who are chosen are called by God’s sovereign will and choice.

He is God Almighty and He does as He pleases.

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Peace be with you

Peace be with you – John 14:27

You are not alone as a follower of Jesus Christ. As Christ departed from His disciples, He gave them a solemn promise. They would have no need to fear because His peace would always be with them.

As a Believer in Christ you have divine peace. This is very different from the false peace this world gives. The peace Christ gives is based solidly on His Word.

Have Faith today and believe in God’s Word. God’s Peace is part of your inheritance forever…

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ABSOLUTE

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“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires;
God will satisfy them fully!” – Matthew 5:6

You can only live by grace if you believe in Jesus Christ. You can pray for the grace to do what He requires. You can pray with confidence when you know you are praying according to His will, plan and purpose.

To be led by HIS SPIRIT:

He desires to give you what He has promised. He is a good Father, He does not tell lies. He will lead you to pray “according to His will,” by His Spirit. Hold steadfast to the promises of God.

– Luke 11:13

He desires to give you what He has promised. He is a good Father, He does not tell lies. He will lead you to pray “according to His will,” by His Spirit. Hold steadfast to the promises of God.

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” – Luke 11:13

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Commendation

Revelation2_2The letter to Ephesus
The Revelation of Jesus Christ revealed to His Church.
While John was in Prison in Patmos, he received a glorious and spectacular vision of Christ. Through a series of detailed visions, John is given special messages to the Seven Churches of Asia, relevant for that period and still applicable and important for the Church today.
Christ speaks as the head of His Church. The Church belongs to Him. The ministers are His servants, He has control over them. All authority and power belongs to Him.
Commendation
“I know thy works…”
The Ephesian Church is commended for their labour in propagating the gospel. It’s important to note the Lord keeps an account of every service done in His name. All their hard work in keeping the Church running was not a waste a time, it was certainly noticed by God. They were patient and long- suffering. It was a Church which endured so much for Christ sake. It laboured and persevered, against the odds, for Christ.
With a spirit of discernment, the Church in Ephesus fought against false teachers. They were possibly called Ebion and Cerinthus. These were men who went about preaching a false doctrine in Asia at that time. The Church did not entertain them because they “found them Liars” (Rev.2:2).
There are many preaching sales men and women today, just like Ebion and Cerinthus, selling their wares and preaching a divisive and contrary gospel. Just like the Ephesian Church, there are Churches were preachers like this will not be entertained or tolerated. They will not be given a platform to preach lies and sow discord among the Saints. There are Churches who contend for the Truth, they uphold God’s Word and hate evil.
While there are words of commendation and encouragement to a diligent and persevering Church, which places high value upon God’s Word, there are also words of reproof. Do follow the series for more…
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HE WALKS WITH THE CHURCH

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Here the Lord explains the hidden meaning of the Seven Stars and Seven Lampstands. He holds the seven stars in His right hand and walks in the midst of the seven golden Lampstands. ( Rev.1:13, see notes on Rev.1:16).

Seven Stars:

The stars represent the angels or messengers of the seven churches. Some say, just like angels represent nations (Dan.10:13, 20,21), these angels represent messengers to the seven churches. The angels are also said to represent Bishops or Pastors of the Churches. These messengers are those who received messages from John to the Churches. The Greek word (angelos) can be interpreted as angel or messenger.

The right hand of the Lord is a symbol of strength. Nothing can remove these shining stars from the right hand of the Lord. He protects them from the wicked one who desires to break them like wheat (Luke 22:31). Every single star is significant to the One who placed them in the Sky. Every minister is important to God. He gives them grace and favour. The world may not esteem or regard them, but the One who holds them in His hands, counts them as precious. Christ makes them shining stars in this world, giving them authority and power to work on His behalf. “He makes His angels winds and His ministers a flame of fire.” (Heb.1:7).

(See note on Rev.1:16).

Lampstands

Christ is the central theme of Revelation and He walks in the midst of the golden Lampstands. Christ is the central Lampstand the holds up the flame of each Church. The Lampstands represent the light of the Saviour. In a dark and cold world that has lost its way, the Church provides light, direction and warmth. Christ is intimate with His Bride, the Church. Christ is never far from His Church, He sees its trials and afflictions. The Church is made up of a body and each part of the body is significant and powerful in its role. Without the heart, the body will be dead. Christ is the heart beat of the Church, without Him the Church will be dead. Christ is jealous over His Bride and He walks hand in hand with her, providing guidance, instruction and correction every step of the way.

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CHRIST REVEALED

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The vision of Christ revealed to John was clear and detailed.
John wrote down an accurate record of every intricate detail to make sure that readers of every generation would behold the One who called Himself the “First and the Last” (Rev.1:17). What a glorious privilege to partake in what cannot been seen with natural eyes.

“Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands Onelike the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me,[h] “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.” Revelation 1:12 – 17

Looking at the meticulous description of this spectacular vision, you can get caught up in trying to figure out the different parts, rather that stand in awe, amazement and wonder at the description of His presence.

The Book of Daniel has similar descriptions of God. Daniel described the “Ancient of days,” as having “ hair on His head was like pure wool.” John has used a similar statement to illustrate what he saw. He also compared the eyes of Christ to “lamps of fire,” just like Daniel in Daniel 10:6.

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God’s wonderful grace

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Just like Timothy, (1 & 2 Timothy), every believer is encouraged “to stir up the gift of God.” Timothy had very strong influences in his life, a praying mother (Eunice) and grandmother (Lois) (2 Tim.1:5). Just like him, you may have grown up in church or have Christian parents, however, these influences can be taken for granted.

Though his mother and grand-mother had a strong influence in Timothy coming to faith in Christ, he still had issues coming from the Greek influence in his life. (This is just like anyone who comes to Christ, the influence of the world still lingers on, until the gradual process of regeneration and sanctification kicks in and separates them from the world.) 

By His grace, there are a chosen generation of people, sons and daughters, foreknown, predestined, adopted, redeemed and forgiven. A people called because of God’s grace and not by anything they could have possibly done. Timothy was not to rely on the faith of his mother or grandmother. Paul wanted Timothy to stand firm in his own faith. He recognised Timothy still needed encouragement and nurturing. He needed to work out his own salvation (Phillippians 2:12) and not rely on his earthly family.

Timothy had been adopted into a heavenly family. He was a man called according to God’s own purpose, saved by grace and not by works. He was saved because God knew him, loved him and saved him even before he was formed in his mother womb (Jer.1:5, Romans 9:13). If you believe in Jesus Christ today, you have not believed because of anyone else. No human being has the power to covert a soul. Conversion is a work of the Spirit. It is part of God’s wonderful plan for Salvation (Eph2:8).

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OVER ANXIETY

Matthew 6-33Over Anxiety
The Lord will take care of you, it’s pointless being tormented over the things of this world. God has given you life and He is able to adequately take care of  it.
 
 
Birds and Flowers
Who takes care of the birds, who ensures that the flowers bud yearly? The Lord used nature in Matthew 6 to describe the providential and sovereign nature of Almighty God. Nature provides for the birds, they chirp happily all day long. The Lord provides for them. He clothes the lilies of the field. Each year they blossom and beautify the earth, displaying the beauty and splendour of God.
 
Hope for the hopeless
The believer should not worry and fret as if they have no hope.
There is hope even if you feel hopeless in your situation. Those who know their God stand in confidence that He is able to make a way out of no way. HE sends help from far places. Where ever you are, He is able to meet you at your point of need. Have faith and be content, it’s evidence that you trust God.
 
Seek the Kingdom
The greatest cure for an anxious spirit is to “seek first” the kingdom of God. Engage yourself in what concerns God. In God’s kingdom, everyone is provided for. He is able to provide all of your needs, according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). All things work together for good, for those who love God (Rom.8.28). He doesn’t withhold anything good from those who walk uprightly (Ps.84:11). He is sun and shield, he also bestows honour (Ps. 84:11).
 
REST
Tomorrow will take care of itself, why carry the worries of tomorrow today? Have confidence that He will supply all that you need. While He may not give you all that you desire, be confident that He will give you all that you need. He is the giver of life and an abundant one at that.
 
Have faith and confidence in the words of your Saviour. TRUST HIM!
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Be Sure Of This

matthewBe sure of this:
Though you may not see Jesus physically, believe He is always there, cheering you on, strengthening, encouraging and comforting you. The disciples felt afraid and alone when Jesus was no longer there. When Jesus died on the Cross, the disciples felt all hope was lost, but as promised, He rose again. He sent a message to the disciples asking them to meet him in Galilee (Mathew 28:7). Even at His appearance, some doubted it was Him…

You may feel abandoned and orphaned in this cold and uncaring world, but you must never forget the words of Jesus:

“I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”

This is no joke.
Jesus will never leave you, nor forsake you. He is an eternal friend, He won’t desert you. In every situation, He is there. This promise is eternal. The disciples had to believe Jesus words by faith and we have to do the same. Moses had to accept the commission to stand before Pharaoh, He was given an arduous task.

Christ lives within our hearts. He dwells within us, He is Emmanuel. He never leaves us, He is with us always. Believers all over the world, in every nation, of every age and heritage must place their TRUST in Almighty God. He is Almighty God and there is none like Him. He will lead you and defend you, He makes you whole. In sickness and sorrow, in health and joy, He remains the same, He doesn’t change.

Never be afraid, you are never alone. Trust in His unfailing love. He loves you for eternity. You can rejoice in this always. Have faith in the ONE who is a constant companion and unfailing friend.
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