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12:57 PM   [31 Aug 2018 | Friday]

Could this be David's secret ?

Could this be David's secret ?

David or King David of Israel is referred to as a man of God's own heart. Let's look how and why ? meanwhile there is a commandment or the greatest commandment " You shall love the Lord with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind (and all your strength). Matthew 22:37.

For the longest time i thought "all your heart " means as your heart is, till recently. Let me explain. In 1 Chronicles 22;19  David told his son Solomon :Now set your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God; arise therefore, and build the sanctuary of the Lord God.

David said " set your heart" which i believe is same as  prepare your heart.

But according to Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked who can know it.

In Psalm 51:10 David said  Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me.

So the all your heart should be a prepared heart and a clean heart in order for it or us to really love God.

In summary , we should prepare our heart by  asking  God to clean our heart first and pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit. And then we could love Him and serve Him.

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1:44 AM   [29 Aug 2018 | Wednesday]

Jesus versus Satan

Jesus versus Satan

After 65 years of life on earth and still counting, i summarily observed or revealed to me that life is a battle between Jesus and Satan.

When Adam and Eve sinned, sin nature came to mankind or Satan influence was passed along to man. For that man is to die . Only Jesus can free us from that influence.

It was revealed in the Bible that Satan who used to be an archangel rebelled against God and about a third of the angels followed him. Lucifer previous name of Satan wanted to be God.

Jesus the second Person in the Trinity also called the Son of God came to earth  as a human being to redeem mankind from sin.

Noticed the difference, Satan wanted to be God while Jesus as God humbled Himself and took the form of a servant to reconcile man to God.

A mature Christian will show the characteristics of Jesus while an immature Christian still show fleshly attitude or some influence of Satan.

Study of the lives of Biblical characters show the characteristics of Jesus in them while sinful or evil people show the influence of Satan.

That battle continues in our lives but we can choose who will win. If we follow Jesus then Jesus will win but if we reject or ignore Jesus then Satan will win.

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7:25 AM   [23 Aug 2018 | Thursday]

Improvement to keep knocking on heaven's door

Improvement to keep knocking on heaven's door

I originally wrote :

Keep knocking at heaven's door

Something tells me to keep knocking at heaven's door. If we still have unsaved love ones and friends then we should never never give up. As long as we are alive on earth our mission is not over.

If sin still have stronghold in our body or still antagonize us, there is still major battle to fight. But the battle will be fought for us by our Lord Jesus but He looks at our heart if we really mean business.

This is all for now.

ped

I believe the improvement are these:

The battle has already been won by our Lord  Jesus Christ but we have to claim our victory. Also when we keep knocking at heaven's door we will find out it is open and that we are to approach boldly to/into the throne of grace.

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12:09 PM   [21 Aug 2018 | Tuesday]

Keep knocking at heaven's door

Keep knocking at heaven's door

Something tells me to keep knocking at heaven's door. If we still have unsaved love ones and friends then we should never never give up. As long as we are alive on earth our mission is not over.

If sin still have stronghold in our body or still antagonize us, there is still major battle to fight. But the battle will be fought for us by our Lord Jesus but He looks at our heart if we really mean business.

This is all for now.

ped

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12:57 PM   [18 Aug 2018 | Saturday]

Win the world for Jesus

Win the world for Jesus

Only God can do that.But He decided to do that through us. But not through our plans but through His plan. His plan is to start with you and me.But before He worked on us....God started long time ago.

God usually start with one man like Noah, then Abraham, then Isaac, then Jacob, then... Joseph......then Moses....... then Joshua........then David and so many others.

Then we have the story of Jesus. In Him is the main and central theme of man's salvation.

From Jesus to His apostles and disciples.....to .Christian churches..which eventually lead to us. From us to our neighbors till the job is done.

But are we doing our job ?

ped

 

 

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12:16 PM   [16 Aug 2018 | Thursday]

The beauty of being sick.

The beauty of being sick

Perhaps you are saying this blogger must be crazy. But let us look at the benefits of being sick. First we see our need for God. Then we realize how blessed we are with things we already have which we take for granted. Just those two reasons alone are enough to realize the benefits of being sick.

Of course we do not want to be sick all the time. We want to be well. If we want to be well our spirit, soul and body then we should come or go to Jesus, as simple and profound that can be.

If you agree , i will see you at the foot of the cross.

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1:50 AM   [14 Aug 2018 | Tuesday]

What the Lord Jesus has to offer and what the world offers.

What the Lord Jesus has to offer and what the world offers

The two offers two different things. The Lord Jesus offers eternal life while the world offers temporary life in and on this world.

During Jesus ministry or when He was on earth as human, some people or disciples were leaving Him. So Jesus asked His remaining followers if they would leave too ?

Peter answered : To whom will we go ? you have the words of eternal life. (John 6:68). Peter continued in the next verse: And we believe and are sure that You (Jesus) are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Given that information, would you choose Jesus ?

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1:22 AM   [08 Aug 2018 | Wednesday]

Dying to self and putting on Christ

Dying to self and putting on Christ

I pray to God that we will understand this through the Holy Spirit. Dying to self is denying our own desire and wants and allowing God's will or Christ's Spirit to reign in us.

When Adam and Eve sinned that sin nature is passed along mankind. Our being wants to do our own personal wants instead of following God. Our sin nature wants to get the credit by believing we our selves can reach God on our own by our own efforts.

When Jesus asked Peter who man said Jesus is or was . Peter said You are the Christ the Son of the living God. Jesus said to Peter, blessed are you for God has revealed this to you.

Man can only come to God when the Spirit penetrates our inner being .

Jesus said no one comes to me, except the Father draws him in.

Christ died for our sins because we can not by our own efforts or own goodness or own righteousness meet God's standard.

Dying to self is realizing we have sinned and repenting about what we have done wrong and asking Jesus to help or cleanse us.

Let's meditate on this and ask God to help us know His truth and grace.

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12:15 PM   [03 Aug 2018 | Friday]

Does what we believe matter ?

Does what we believe matter ?

Yes if what we believe is not true then whatever we do regarding what we believe will go to nothing even put us in danger. While if what we believe is true then whatever we do regarding that will have good result even reward.

What is true or what is truth ? In my 65 years on earth, I have been in different Christian sects. I first started reading the Bible when I was already 24 years old.I have been reading it ever since for 41-42 years. One can read the Bible in less than a year. By reading the Bible one can see that God's laws are detailed and God's standard is high. Because of man's fallen nature (please see my other blogs if you do not understand fallen nature)  no man can follow the law or God's laws.

What does that mean ? It means we fall short of God's glory, we all sinned or disobeyed God. So what will happen to us ? We got separated from God and will eventually go to a place of eternal torment called hell.

Wow you may say, we are doomed. But wait God made a way of escape. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. I hope you already know why Jesus Christ came into this earth but if not we will discuss it next time.

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