The Bible revealed that Jesus is truth as written in John 14:6 yet He was crucified. But that is not the end of story He died and resurrected from the dead, ascended back to heaven and is coming back to judge the living and the dead.
The Bible revealed many things about Jesus, could they all be true ? Yet to believe in partial Jesus is not to believe Him at all.
I believe the more we meditate on Jesus the more truth we get and the more conviction we got, and then the more we share it.Sure acceptance brings joy but rejection brings pain.
But most Christians including me avoid pain. Yet there is a need to endure.
But truth brings pain but in eternity it will be very sweet.
I once received a shirt with casino theme and being a Christian i thought can i use this t-shirt ? I did after writing "bet your life on Jesus".
Anyway back to our blog, what and where will we put our hope on in today's world or where would you and i sort of put our best bet on.
Our Lord Jesus said anyone who loves someone more than Him is not worthy of Him. Our today's world continues to come up with quick acting devices, even more sophisticated wireless communication devices.Lotteries keep offering higher and higher prizes. Shall we go for it ? Has the world got you focused on what it is offering ? yes but don't let them distract us from Jesus. Nothing wrong with owning cell phones etc. as long as Jesus is still number one in our life.
In the book of Psalms , it is often said there God is our refuge and our fortress. I agree , do you ?
I wrote on one of my shirts " Getting closer to the Rapture". Meanwhile i continue to pray for healing for my parkinson's disease. As i grew older there are times i feel low but my soul find ways to get closer to God through correction of my weaknesses even finding ways to deal with loneliness and turning it to inspiration.. I believe it is the Holy Spirit helping me as the Bible says the Holy Spirit resides in every believer.
Yesterday i wrote a blog asking " has anyone found the secret of life ?" The answer is found in the Holy Bible and it is found in Jesus Christ. He is the way , the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through HIm.(John 14:6).
Study the Scriptures and the life of Old testament people and New Testament believers. It is not enough to hear or know about Jesus.What really matters is that we love , trust and obey Him for the glory of God the Father and through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
May these be done in our lives. I believe the Bible revealed that there is corporate and personal life with Jesus.
Has anyone found the secret of life ? Is it in ownership ? is it in popularity ?is it in beauty ? Is it in staying young ? is it in education ? is it in leadership ? is it in travelling ? is it in eating ? is it in wearing or clothes? is it in working ? i s it in getting ? is it in giving ? is it in ruling ? is it in religion ? is it in family ? is it in trophies and awards ? is it in the lottery ? is it in the biggest church ? or is it in your heart, mind , strength and soul ?
While Christians still debate on how we are saved by faith or by faith with works let us review what Jesus endured for our salvation.
Not to mention the complaints we make as Christians. Yet our complaints are nothing compared to what our Lord had to endure.
Pain , exhaustion, shame, thirst, hunger, loss of blood,open flesh, swelling head due to thorns, the tremendous weight on his upper body by being nailed to the cross, the ridicule, the rejection, being abandoned, etc.
I doubt if any human being suffered more than what our Lord suffered.
We say we are crucified with Christ but do we really know how it is to be crucified ?
Yes Jesus as the scripture says, He who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despicing the shame, and is set at the right hand of the throne of God.( Hebrews 12 :2)