Month: February 2014

Exchanged Riches..

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“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that though He was rich, 
yet for our sake He became poor,
that you through His poverty might become rich.” 

2 Corinthians 8 : 9

We cannot imagine the luxury that Jesus abandoned
in heaven to come to our planet.
We cannot comprehend what our Lord left
to live among the poor on earth.
We can only stand in awe that he chose
to leave the beauties of the universe
and the companionship of unfallen beings
in order to redeem us.

When He was here on earth-
He had no place to call home.
His life style was that of a poor person.
But he did it for you and me. 
If we can grasp His humility,
we can never doubt His Love For Us.

Jesus said- “He did not come into the world
to be served   –   but to serve-
and give His life a ransom for many.”
{Matthew 20:28}

If He was willing to give up so much for us –
We too should be willing to do the same for Him and others.

He has promised to be with us always- and has given us an example.

WISHING YOU A BLESSED SABBATH!

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“BY FAITH..”

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And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
even so must the Son of Man be lifted up:
and who ever believes may in Him have eternal life.”
John  3 : 14-15

Every Jew was familiar with the fiery serpent story-
It happened when the Israelites journeyed to Canaan from Egypt.
It was a difficult trip ,but rather than remember God’s blessings-
they now found fault.
They failed to recognize that each day was a miracle for them.
God had shielded them them from all types of danger.

To help them learn an important lesson –
The Lord removed His protection– there were many poisonous snakes-
they were bitten and many died.
The people went to Moses begging him to speak to God for them.
Then the Lord instructed Moses to make a bronze serpent
and put it on a pole.
Moses urged those who were bitten to look by FAITH at the serpent-
If they did they would live. Many did and lived, but those who refused died.

There was NO power in the bronze serpent to heal them.
Faith in God and Faith alone healed them that were bitten.

When Nicodemus- a Jewish leader came to Jesus by night –
Jesus reminded him of this ancient story.
He began to sense that “the New Birth idea”
was a result of looking to Jesus by FAITH.

At the crucifixion of Jesus and after –
Nicodemus knew for sure what the serpent story meant
Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:21-
“He made Him who knew NO sin to be sin on our behalf…”
Our sins went to the cross in the form of Jesus.

Praise Him- for being lifted up for you -/ me
and let us look to him in Faith -and believe!

*** WISHING YOU A HAPPY SABBATH***

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When one body can save another!!..

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“For God so loved the world,
that he gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him- should not perish,
but have eternal life.”
John 3 : 16 

Would I do it even – for someone I love dearly?

In a way ‘Organ Transplants’ reflect the example
of Jesus in His victory on the cross.
From a human viewpoint the most dramatic way
that we can give of ourselves to others –
is to share our body organs and our blood with those who need it.

Jesus choose not only to donate part of His body
to save us, but ALL of it. –
His very life – to give us new spiritual heart transplants.
He did not just risk his life
-to give us new spiritual heart transplants;
 He made a total sacrifice of it for us.

He donated Himself- for everyone.
How can we ever thank Him enough for His amazing gift?
Let nothing hinder us from showing
our gratitude to our divine Donor!

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“To Know God..”

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“And this is eternal life, that they may know You,
the only true God, and Jesus whom You have sent.”
John 17 : 3

John Wesley studied and preached the need for a closer
relationship with God for 9 years –
and he gained 30 followers.
So he was amazed when a friend asked him the question:-
“John, do you really know GOD?”
Those words echoed and reechoed in his mind.

On his way back to England from America,
Wesley said -“I went to America to convert the Indians –
but oh! who shall convert me?”

After attending a meeting in London-
when someone read from ‘Luther’s – Epistle to the Romans’-
Wesley wrote – “I felt my heart strangely warmed-when I heard-
how God works in the heart through faith in Christ.”

A new power came into his ministry –
His life was truly changed –
and others were being changed through him.
He found that personal peace in  his relationship with Him.

How we can come to know God personally? –
* Make a choice – A desire to know Him personally.
* Spend time in his Word- the Bible.
* Communicate through Prayer.
* Meditate on His ‘Love and goodness’.
* Count Our blessings with gratitude.
* And share with others what He has bestowed upon us.

*** HAPPY SABBATH ***

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“Good Gifts..”

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“Every good action and every perfect gift is from God..”
James 1 : 17

Just look at the “gifts” God has given us:-

He sends His angels to care for us;
His Holy Spirit to dwell in us;
And His Word to guide us.

Every time we speak – He listens;
Make a request and He responds;
{sometime not what we expect}

He will never let you to be tempted if we ask Him:
Or stumble too far:

Let a tear appear on your cheek –
and He is there to comfort us:

As much as we want to seek Him –
He wants to be with us more: …

We have been chosen by Christ …..
He has claimed us as His beloved.

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