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“POWER OF THE WORD..”   Leave a comment

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It is written,- “Man, shall not live by bread alone,
but out of every word that proceedsut of the mouth of God.”
Matthew 4 : 4

Notice that the three Statements- Jesus used to answer Satan’s temptations
came from the Book of  Deuteronomy .

2nd Temptation- ” Don’t Tempt God ”

3rd Temptation- “Worship God or Possessions.”

The Old Testament was the only Bible Jesus knew- and He knew it well.
Jesus not only believed the Scriptures but He had inspired the
Prophets to write them.

The idea that man shall not live by ‘bread alone’
– strengthened Jesus during a critical moment of his life.
The world’s destiny hung on His response to Satan’s temptations..
Had Jesus- with His hunger pangs turned those stones into bread,
Satan would have conquered. But Christ held appetite power
subject to His FAITH- in the POWER of GOD’S Word.

Every promise in God’s Word is ours.
‘By every WORD that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God are we to live.
When assailed by temptation, look not to circumstances
or to the weakness of self, but to THE POWER OF THE WORD.
All His strength is yours.” {Desire of Ages, p.123}

Jesus won the battle with Satan.We owe our lives to Him for His victory.
And he stands ready to help us in our struggles today.

REJOICE  in our Lord’s VICTORY.

Have a – BLESSED SABBATH…

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Posted April 10, 2015 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Spiritual

“What does– CHRISTmas MEAN?”   Leave a comment

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Then the Angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid, for behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy
which will be to all people.
Today your Savior was born in the town of David.
He is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2:10-11

“……The gift of God is eternal life.” Romans 6:23.

This is the time when Christians
around the world remember His birth.
Our heavenly Father’s greatest gift to the world –
was His Son Jesus– and Jesus’ gift is eternal life –
that cost Him His life.

God’s plan for a great family reunion
centers on the Child of Bethlehem.
And there will be a family circle again –
At the second Advent

It was an extra-ordinary night-
with ordinary sheep and shepherds.
They would  have been forgotten
and not recorded in History –
if an angelic host did not appear in the night sky
to announce the birth of Jesus.
The night was not ordinary any more-

As  we celebrate his BIRTH –
let us look forward and rejoice
that soon He will return again-
For another Celebration!

May God bless you all -who have shared in
‘reading my Journal’  this year.
As we celebrate the real reason for – Christmas.
 The blessed gift to the world.

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Posted December 19, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Spiritual

My Redeemer Lives!   Leave a comment

Live by Faith

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And as for me,  I know my REDEEMER LIVES,
and at the last He will take His stand on the Earth.
Job 19 : 25

The amazing thing is that in spite of Job’s
misunderstanding  of God’s character,
Job would not give up his faith in God’s love for him
and the hope of the resurrection
and eternal life at the end of time.

This text strongly indicates Job had struggled in his thinking
and feelings from despair to confidence and hope.
“From the depths of discouragement and despondency –
Job rose to heights of implicit trust in the mercy
and the saving power of God.”  {P & P -E G White}}

The story of Job and God’s dealing with him
is one of the most encouraging episodes found in Scripture.
We too may have troubles in our lives – we pray that like Job –
we will never loose our confidence in our Lord.

We have the Blessed Hope – of a Resurrection-
And a Second Advent- For those who love the Lord
and look for His coming.

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Posted June 27, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Spiritual

Baptism..   Leave a comment

 

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Luke 3 : 22
And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him,
and a Voice came from heaven which said-
“You are My beloved Son;  in You I am well pleased.”
 
 
I dedicate my Journal today – to Chi Senior
a beautiful lady who came to hear about the Bible Sabbath
when she listened to- the local radio on 3ABN 
informing her of the SDA Church. And she started attending.
On Sabbath 7th June 2014- Chi will give herself to the Lord-
By being Baptized- Thanks be to God!
 
 
 Immediately after He was baptized, as He was praying,
the heavens were opened and a dove came down
and rested
on Jesus.
It was the Spirit of God in the form of a dove
that had come down to show who Jesus was.
 
 
Suddenly there was a voice from heaven saying,
“You are my beloved Son,  in whom I am well pleased”.
The dove and the voice of God were a sign to John,
that Jesus was the Messiah who had been promised.
 
 
Baptism symbolizes and declares our new faith in Christ
and our trust in His forgiveness.
Buried in the water,  we arise to a new life in Jesus,
empowered by the Holy Spirit.
 
 

By baptism we confess our faith
in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,
and testify of our death to sin
and of our purpose to walk in newness of life.
are received as members of His church.

Baptism is a symbol of our union with Christ,
the forgiveness of our sins,
and our reception of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism is by immersion in water,
and is an affirmation of faith in Jesus
and evidence of repentance of sin.
It follows instruction in the Holy Scriptures
and acceptance of their teachings. [Fundamental Beliefs, 14]

May you be BLESSED this Sabbath-

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Posted June 6, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Spiritual

“FAITH.. is the Victory..”   1 comment

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…. His compassions fail not..
They are new every morning;
GREAT is YOUR FAITHFULNESS.. ”
Lamentations  3 : 22-23

The “Fruit of Faithfulness” – is much needed in our time.
Faith – holds us steady
– when earthly foundations crumble all about us.
Faith – holds us steady
– when adversities hold us like a cloud of gloom.
Faith –  Uplifts and Energizes
.
“FAITH- is the VICTORY –  that overcomes the world.”

To believe is to be strong.
Doubt cramps energy.
Faith is energy  and power –
Enabled by the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Resulting in Faith-full-ness.

The Creator- God – who put faithfulness-
into the- fabric of the universe –
will produce that quality in the surrendered life.
The fruit of faith in our life will lead you and others
to limitless spiritual discoveries.

God’s FAITHFULNESS-
becomes the basis of our faithfulness.
They never fail– and are new every morning.

God’s faithfulness –
Gives us the VICTORYto overcome the World!!

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Wishing you a Blessed Sabbath.

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Posted May 23, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Spiritual

“The Fruit of the Spirit..”   Leave a comment

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 “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit;
so you will be My disciples.” John 15  :8

“But the Fruit of the spirit is LOVE-”  Galatians 5:22.
Love comes first and rightly so –
For when love takes possession of the soul all the other
Fruit will appear in ones life.

The love of God manifested in His people
draws like a magnet.  Jeremiah 31:3 says –
I have loved you with a everlasting love;
therefore with loving kindness I will draw you.”

 It is the demonstration of God’s love
that motivates men and women to love God.-
“We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John  4: 19
The ‘fruit’ of love in the early Christians
created in the pilgrims a desire for that love.

When the ‘fruit’- which is eternal
is demonstrated in our lives-
we will be entrusted with more- “Gifts”

WISHING YOU A BLESSED SABBATH.

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Posted May 9, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Spiritual

“I Am the Ressurection..”   Leave a comment

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 “I am the resurrection and the life.
He, who believes in me, though he may die,
he shall live.”
John 11 : 25

On the Sunday morning the women
came to the tomb bringing spices.
As they approached the tomb-
the big problem on their mind was-
“Who shall roll away the stone?”

 But Before that:-
“And, behold there was a great earthquake for the
angel of the Lord descended from heaven.”
“His Countenance was like lightning,
and his raiment white as snow”-
“With fear the soldiers did shake-
and became as dead men.”

The angel rolled away the stone and said-
Son of God, come forth;  Thy father calls Thee”.
They see Jesus come forth in majesty and glory-
the angel host bow low in adoration before the redeemer,
and welcome Him with songs of praise.

The graves that were opened on Friday
when Christ died – now when Christ rose
-many righteous dead- came forth from their graves.
as a witness that He had risen.
Those saints came forth glorified-
chosen and holy ones of every age-
from creation down to the time of Jesus;
to testify and declare His glory.
Later these people were seen by many-
saying ..”We be raised with Him”.

The women–feared that their enemies
had taken away the body;
Suddenly they beheld two angels in white.
They told them the news that Jesus was not there -He had risen,
They instructed them to go and tell the disciples the news.
He would go before them to Galilee.
With fear and great joy the women hurried
back to the sorrowing disciples-
to tell them all they had seen and heard.
They ran hastily to the tomb – John and Peter-
rushing in-they saw the tomb empty- so they returned –
marveling at what they had seen and heard.

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Mary- lingered by the tomb.
She looked again into the sepulcher-
and she broke down in bitter weeping.
As she turned away she saw Jesus standing near-
but she did not recognize Him.
He spoke to her tenderly
inquiring the cause of her weeping.
Thinking He was the gardener she begged Him
to tell her where he had laid Him.

Jesus spoke to her- “Mary.”-
Recognizing His voice she said,
“Master”- and wanted to embrace Him.
Jesus said- “Do not touch Me-
I have  not yet ascended to my Father-“

But go and tell my disciples and ‘Peter ‘ that I go to my Father-
and I will meet them in Galilee,”   – John 20.
Joyfully she hastened to tell them what she had seen and heard.

Jesus ascended to His Father-
Angels- surrounded the Son of God.
They lifted the everlasting gates-
that the king of Glory might come in.
Jesus was in the presence of His Father-
“This is my Son- in whom I am well pleased.”

Then Jesus returned to earth-
to meet His disciples as promised. He gave us HOPE.

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Posted April 19, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Spiritual