If the reader has a Bible,I will kindly direct your attention to the last book of the Bible and the last chapter. Revelation chapter 22 verse one. And it says Then He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Before we go to the next verse, let us see what is going in the world. With the help of the internet, we see big cities and countries rely on their water systems for the continuance of life. Honest evaluation and observation reveal that with the growing population, changing weather, increasing demand for water, declining level of aquifer (natural storage of water underground, use of desalineation plant (process sea water into fresh water requiring probably a lot of power,pollution, aging infrastructure etc. We see problems now and ahead.
Does mankind as a whole look to God for water solution? If we believe the Bible then there is solution ahead of us. If not then mankind probably is looking for ways to solve water problem.
Meanwhile let us look at what the Bible offers; Revelation Chaper 22 verse 2 In the midst of the street of it, and of either side of the river, was there the tree of life,which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Verse3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him:
4 And they shall see His face ; and His name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God give them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6. And he said to me, These sayings are faithful and true: the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show his servant the things which must shortly be done.
Dear readers God is offering pure river of water of life through His Son Jesus Christ. Will you accept Him ? The choice is yours.
A few days ago I attended the viewing of a former co-worker. We were given copies of prayers for the soul of our departed co worker.
We who are left wished and prayed thatour loved ones makes it to heaven.
Death is real and we know that eventually all of us will experience it. It is like travelling, from earthly existence to life after death. We do not know what happens or where we go when we die, but can we do anything about it when we are still alive ?
According to the Bible, there was a man (God who became man) who lived about two thousandyears ago who died for our sins. He died for us that we may have life, His name is Jesus . What does this mean for us who believe in Jesus ? This means death is not going to unknown but going to a place prepared for us. Just like travelling Jesus already purchased the ticket for us. When we travel we prepare things we will need. What do we do while we are still alive ? We need to make sure we know Jesus, His words , His teachings,and we are living a life that pleases Him. In short we need to make sure we are His.
Let us be prepared, let us make advanced reservation to heaven. Let us live for Jesus now if we are not doing it yet.As my pastor said everlasting life is not future but have already started when we follow Jesus.
Our world and life is filled with fear, real and imaginary. Even some Christians do not want to show their face in the internet for fear or for some reason . I just read in the internet some dams could be sitting on earthquake faults.
Yes I too have fears but I am not going to enumerate them all. I will go straight to the One who says " Fear not",His name is Jesus.
America celebrates another Freedom Day or Independence Day. Thanks to the men and women who fought for our freedom and the present men and women who are currently preserving our freedom.Not to be forgotten I believe is the One who ultimately gave us that freedom, the true God, the God who we have in our paper bill as " In God we trust".The God whom American missionaries has been presenting to the world.
But as Americans, are we changing ? In one graduation, mention of God was not allowed. I do not know if this is spreading. If this is true , then I am concern about the future of this great country..
The founders of this country chose the God of the Bible or the God of the Israelites. America then stood for freedom since then.If America suppress God from its memory, then what happen to the early Israelites may happen to this great country.
Let us hang on to God before God lets go of us for forgetting Him.
The need for clean water is increasing all over the world. Included is my hometown in the Philippines.
I would like to suggest a prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please forgive us for mismanaging Your resources which resulted in less rain, polluted water and other things. Please help us to wake up from our carelessness. Help us to unite in solving this problem.
This we pray in Jesus name. And we give You the praise and the glory.Amen.