We live in a dangerous world. We fear for our lives, properties, identities, soul etc.Where can we find safety ? at home, at school , at church ? police station, underground bunker,hospital, government building, cars,caves, where ?
My place of safety is Jesus Christ. He died for me and really for us to save us from the penalty of sin which is death and hell or lake of fire. Yes it is true that all people will eventually die, but if we are willing to believe God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ. If this is not true then the Bible is a lie. But how do we know that the Bible is true ? That question is really hard to answer.
Some says the Bible is the writing of man. Some say it is corrupted. For those who believe that, then let me ask , have they read the Bible ?
My training is in engineering studies, and work experience is thirty years work in power plant but I find the Bible beyond description, God must have written it or dictated it to humans.After 39 years of reading the Bible , it still fascinates me.
Since the Bible is true, then Jesus Christ must be true, and therefore there is eternal life. Yes for me Jesus Christ is the safest place or safest Person to be with by faith , how about you ?
This appears simple and it also appears impossible for us humans, The two greatest commandments, Love the Lord your God with all your mind, heart, strength and soul, And love your neighbor as yourself. These commandments are given to us. Jesus our Lord also showed us how to do them.
For us humans the highest form of obedience is loving like Jesus forever. Impossible we might say but I believe that is God's will for us. When we surrender our life to Jesus , the Holy Spirit resides in us or is given to us.According to the Bible , we are sealed by the Holy Spirit, who is deposited in us by God. Paul also wrote work out our own salvation for it is God who works in us to do His will.
When we accept/ abide in Jesus we become the children of God.God becomes our Father.
I woke up early morning with an intense desire to have the 66 books in Holy Bible in three or more volumes so I can study them more intimately. I know I tried to look for separate books through the internet and I did not see what I am looking for. I decided to pray again and then seems to be led to look at the internet. It seems I was led to see a new translation of the Bible called the Passion Translation. I looked at the reviews and looks like they are almost all five stars. It appears they came in volumes as i desired. Psalms, Proverbs, Romans etc. Looks like they are published this year 2015.
By the way I heard in other countries where there is low supply of Bibles that people separate them by books and distribute them to members and then exchange with each other when they are through reading.
Back to our topic, it seems thousands of people already liked the Passion Translation of the Bible.
Would you like me to see for myself first or would you like to see it for yourself too ? Is this translation God sent ? I believe God wants us to see or feel what is in His heart more intimately, maybe the Passion Translation is it ? or is it not ? I will tell you more when I receive my copy of the Romans.
Will Facebook, social media , Internet bring about the return of Jesus Christ ?
The Bible reveals through the book of Matthew in chapter 24 verse 14 says And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
comment: for over 2,000 years the gospel of the kingdom is being preached in all the world through the Holy Spirit using human beings, through word of mouth, printing press, radio, telegraph, television, various languages and these last few years we see the advent of computers, satellites, internet, social media, like Facebook and others.The spread of information and news are phenomenal.
To answer the question above: Looks llike the answer is yes. So if you are waiting for the return of Jesus Christ, we can not be far away.
What are we to do ? occupy till Jesus comes. Do good while waiting, keep ourselves pure and blameless through the help of the Holy Spirit.
If you do then I am happy for you but if not, let us see some benefits of memorizing Bible verse or verses. Let us look from this point of view. If we find it useful to learn our ABC's and arithmetic and language etc. then what will happen when we memorize Bible verses ?
First, do you know anyone who memorize Bible verses ? How is their life ?
By the way I am almost 63 years old, been reading the Bible for almost 40 years, but I believe there is still room for growth for me and that is loving God's words more.
If you want to interact with me by questions or comments, let's do it .
For others not famliar with 24/7 , it means 24 hours, 7 days a week. Jesus 24/7 means having Jesus in our mind and heart 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Is this possible ? Because we have to go to sleep,eat,work or school etc., it is hard to say 24/7,is it not ? But let me reason with you, according to the Bible Jesus is our Creator, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Three Persons in One God. It is just right to remember Him most of our waking time.In God we have our life.
God is also our Savior, Redeemer etc. Jesus is the image of the invisible God.
By the way, my blogs are short to allow the readers to also seek God on their own.
I see the world going aimlessly unless God is its focus. May the world as a whole seek God and His kingdom and its righteousness.
This encouragement seems too obvious for Christians but it should not hurt to be reminded. Every day that passes by appear to pull us away from Jesus. I am thankful for my fellow Christians who continually do their job of keeping us focused on the Lord. And I am glad for those who are occupying till Jesus comes.By occupying I meant keeping busy for the Lord.
Whether situations around us are rough or smooth, it pays to always have Jesus in our hearts and minds.
This should be all for now. God bless to everyone, specially to those who love Jesus and who are waiting for His return.
The other day I had to bring my car to the dealer for safety recall to repair a manufacturer's defect. This reminds me in our human life, we have a safety recall, this time it is a problem called sin. Sin came not as a manufacturer's defect or creation defect but by human choice. Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and sin was born into the human race.
But God loves the human race that He did not want us to perish in sin but to find eternal life through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God's answer to our sin problem.
In the last chapter of the Holy Bible, Revelation 22 contains a glimpse of heaven and the final promise of the coming of our Lord Jesus. There our Lord Jesus declares too that He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
I will encourage the readers to open their Bible to Revelation 22 and see what is written therein so we will not be guilty of adding or taking away from the words of God.
Let us meditate on why Jesus calls Himself the first and the last and hopefully He will reveal to us why.