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7:49 AM   [24 Oct 2018 | Wednesday]

Is it enough to desire eternal life ?

Is it enough to desire eternal life ?

I have learned the answer to that is "no". We have to make sure our desire is to be like Christ first. Eternal life without Christ will not work.

In Genesis 3:22 (after Adam and Eve sinned) And the Lord God said, " the man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and live forever.

Comment :  At this stage man has the sin nature or fallen nature so to have eternal life at this time will carry over that nature to eternity.

Man has to repent first and become  born again and then live forever.

Next question : How can we be Christ like ? This can be done by praying, reading the Bible, learning from the life of Jesus. By following the commands of Jesus. By being discipled by mature believers.

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12:46 PM   [22 Oct 2018 | Monday]

King David's temptation

King David's temptation

David a man of God's own heart had one slip and he got into a sinful relationship with Bathsheba. II Samuel 11:1-26. What lesson or lessons can we learn from David.

Here is the starting situation, according to II Samuel 11:1 In the spring at the time when kings go to war. King David remained in Jerusalem and that is when one evening he saw Bathsheba bathing. He also found out she is married but yet he sent for her.

What can Christians learn from David's example ? Lesson one avoid being in a wrong place a place where we are not supposed to be. Stop at the next stop sign or "do not enter sign".

An example of this is in the internet, one could be casually surfing or purposely seeking some unwholesome site when one ignores the warning signs and kept on going.

Learn from Joseph one of the sons of Jacob who when being tempted by Potiphar's wife that Joseph decided to run away although he was still falsely accused and got sent to jail but God knows he is innocent..

Temptation could be anything that lead to a sinful or damaging situation. Stop as soon as you can and run away from it.

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12:37 PM   [22 Oct 2018 | Monday]

King David's response to sin

King David's response to sin

After the prophet Nathan confronted David of his sin with Bathsheba. David did not deny it and admitted and confessed to God. David still has to pay for his sins and he was disciplined for it.

So what will be Christians response to sin ? Preferably like David. And we knew Jesus Christ died for our sins but i believe it is good to repent of our sins and be restored.

I believe God will give us some discipline too.

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4:44 AM   [16 Oct 2018 | Tuesday]

How to make your/our friendship last.

How to make your/ our friendship last

The answer is for you and your friend to be committed to or with Jesus Christ. According to the Bible nothing can separate you or anyone with the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ is and will be the common ground or denominator..

Does this makes sense ? Calculate or imagine it in your mind. Let's say friends are separated by say death. Since Jesus Christ gives eternal life both you and your friend will have eternal life someday. In eternity you and your friend will see each other with Jesus, so it will last, do you agree ?

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12:01 PM   [15 Oct 2018 | Monday]

Truth within Christians in today's world

Truth within Christians in today's world

Our Lord Jesus says He is truth in John 14:6. But Christians in today's world all claim to believe in Jesus but have different versions of truth.

How do we know if we are really true or of the truth ?

Basic answers are:We love Jesus with all our heart, with all our mind, soul and strength.

We love our neighbors as ourselves.

Are we getting or growing to be more like Jesus ? Yet in today's world some are even claiming to be Jesus. Our Lord Jesus even warned that many will come in His name and shall deceive many.

Let us ask ourselves . Are we really pursuing truth or we just assumed we are true ?

To be continued:

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11:18 AM   [15 Oct 2018 | Monday]

False and true identity and identity thief

False and true identity and identity thief

Our false identity come from Satan. This happened when through Adam we inherited sin nature. But our true identity occurs when we repent of our sins and accept, believe, trust in Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

Through Adam we inherited death and through Jesus we inherited life.

How about identity thief ? This occurs when we allow deception to happen to us. When we do not fully trust in Jesus. When we are not serious with our Christian life.

Let us examine ourselves if we truly believe in Jesus. Better still to let God examine us and reveal to us our sins, enemy strongholds, and for Him to cleanse us.

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1:17 AM   [12 Oct 2018 | Friday]

The power to choose

The Power to choose

No one can force us to believe in Jesus just as we can not force anyone to believe in Jesus. We have the power to choose, the power to believe or not to believe.

But as children before we are very moldable but once we become old we become set in our ways.

I heard many who accept Jesus on their deathbed who die peacefully and i heard many who keep rejecting Jesus who died screaming..

Deciding to accept Jesus to follow and be empowered by Him is the much better choice . The earlier the better and not waiting for the last moment is

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4:19 AM   [10 Oct 2018 | Wednesday]

The " not of yourselves " of Ephesians 2:8,9

The" not of yourselves" of Ephesians 2:8,9

Ephesians 2:8,9 are verses often used to discuss about salvation.

Let us quote them: For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Comment:  Discussions on these verses often revolve around grace, faith, works, gift of God, even supplemented by James with his " faith without works is dead". But I do not recall " not of yourselves" given emphasis by some or others.

Could " not of yourselves " mean anything ?

Please ponder this, and hopefully something will come out.

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4:32 AM   [09 Oct 2018 | Tuesday]

Jesus is GGG.

Jesus is GGG.

I have just listened to a beautiful Christmas song and about ready to go to sleep when a title about Jesus came to my mind with the abbreviation GGG.

Can you guess what it is ?

It stands for Greatest Grace Giver.

what do you think ? The Bible says He is full of grace and truth.

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12:17 PM   [05 Oct 2018 | Friday]

Jesus' Book of Life

Jesus' Book of Life

Perhaps you are asking , what is that ? First the Bible refers to the Lamb's book of life. Who is the Lamb ? The Lamb refers to Jesus so Jesus' Book of Life is the same as Lamb's book of life.

Has your church teach you about this ? If not, how about asking your church ?

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