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6:52 AM   [28 Jul 2020 | Tuesday]

The joy of Jesus

 The Joy of Jesus

Going and dying on the cross is probably the hardest, most painful,  most shameful one can experience, yet Jesus endured it and the Bible said Jesus did it for the joy that is set before Him. What is that joy ?

That joy is to see you and i inherit eternal life by believing in Jesus. what does it mean to believe in Jesus ? That what the Bible wrote about Jesus is true. That His words are true and His promises are true.

Let us say you say you do not need Jesus and that you have your own joy and achievement and possession. But let me ask you, will yours last forever ? will what you have achieved earn you internal life ?

Back to Jesus, believing in Jesus means His words are important to us. If they are important to us , we will follow them , will we not ?

Peter stayed with Jesus because Jesus has the gift of eternal life.

Will you and i be like Peter in believing in Jesus ? I do and i hope you do too.

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6:22 AM   [26 Jul 2020 | Sunday]

Present our bodies to God

 Present our bodies to God

Romans 12:1 Paul wrote: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

Let us repeat that and highlight some words Romans 12:1 Paul wrote: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

In our quiet moments let us meditate on these.

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6:08 AM   [22 Jul 2020 | Wednesday]

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness

 Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness

The title came from Matthew 6:33. The verse showed that by seeking God first our needs will be met. I believe it also works when we are torn between two choices, or more choices or when we are unsure of something.

Please share what you experienced applying this verse.

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5:20 AM   [20 Jul 2020 | Monday]

Why were we created ?

 Why were we created ?

Before we answer that let us look at what man has done. From the development of life to our present or modern life and with the industrial revolution the inventions , creation, construction, travel, communication, knowledge, education, activities, entertainment , business and finance,government, conflicts, competition, etc. etc. men and women are very busy.

Then with the present virus, we are basically forced to slow down but let us ask why were we created? The first man and woman were placed in a garden, the garden of Eden. When they sinned they were driven out of the garden because in there was the tree of life and the Bible said that if man eat from it after they eat of the forbidden fruit they will live forever . Gen. 3:22.

Because of sin,  God said to man as written in Gen. 3:17 cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life. Please see also verses 18, and 19. Yet before this virus, man seems to be enjoying life still.

It appears man was created for something good. Exactly why we were created , can only be answered by our Creator. But who is our Creator ? According to Gen.1:1 etc, and John 1:1 the Father, the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit created us.

Let us wait for them and They will tell us. Our God is Three in One God.

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6:39 AM   [18 Jul 2020 | Saturday]

Teaching our children (grandchildren) about God

 Teaching our children and grandchildren about God

Our chidren and grandchildren are growing up surrounded by technology,cell phones, internet,cars, video games, computers, remote controls, automatic sensors, even with adult entertainments some featuring violence, etc, etc.

Let us pray that we will be able to teach our children and grandchildren about God, His works, ways and will.

God is our Creator and Savior and Lord and is greater than technology. Technology came from what man learned from what God placed in nature.

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5:42 AM   [16 Jul 2020 | Thursday]

Could worldwide repentance and reconciliation solve our virus problem ?

Could worldwide repentance and reconciliation solve our virus problem ?

 The virus problem is still lingering around, silently but surely controlling the world. The world wants to go back to where it was before this virus pandemic but could there be something wrong with our previous ways ?

According to the Bible,  God created man (male and female) and blessed them (us) and God said, " Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it, have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. Genesis 1:28

Let us pause here, at this time a virus appear to have dominion over us. Could that mean God is not please with us ,with what we are doing ?

Could we need worldwide repentance and for us to forgive one another and to ask for forgiveness from one another ?

What do we think and what should we do ?

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6:21 AM   [13 Jul 2020 | Monday]

Greatest Love in the heavens and the earth

 Greatest Love in the heavens and the earth

Some say that if there is a God why does He allow so much suffering in the world ? But let us ask where do suffering came from ? We could have different explanations of where suffering came from, but let us see what the Bible says.

When God created the heavens and the earth, God saw that it was good. God created man in His image. In Genesis 2:16 The Lord God commanded the man, saying, " Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die,"

The Bible tells us too that man disobeyed and what God warned man came about. Dying involves suffering, and this is where suffering came from.

Did God let man to suffer ? yes if He does not He will be lying but before God created the heavens and the earth He knew that man will disobey so He planned a way of escape for man through God's Son Jesus Christ.

Since man's sentence is death, the only salvation from death is if someone will take his place. Someone will have to die in his place. Yes God sent someone to do this. His name is Jesus Christ.

This sacrifice of Jesus Christ is the greatest love in the heavens and the earth. This is what i believe the Bible proclaims.

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1:07 AM   [13 Jul 2020 | Monday]

Heaven my last frontier (hopefully).

 Heaven my last frontier (hopefully)

To my friends and readers , i like to tell you that i love Jesus and i hope to spend eternity with Him. when i was 5 years old i  found out i have motion sickness, so i thought i will be staying at home the rest of my life in the Phil. I consider it a miracle that i am now almost 68 and still staying at home because of the virus.

But in between i was able to  go out of our house as i went to Sariaya Elem. School, then Sariaya Institute then Mapua Inst. of Technology. Blessed to find employment in Reynolds Aluminum Phil., Elizalde Cold  Rolling Mills, COA and then in the US , at Paramount Metals and finally DWP.

In 1976 i found a Bible hidden in a cabinet at my brother's house and for some reason started reading it. I read it from cover to cover but i was amazed that i did not understand it so i read it again. To make a long story short i fell in love with Jesus and i hope someday to spend eternity with Him.

I wrote this blog to invite you my friends , classmates, co workers, relatives, even those who may not like me to know Jesus, love Him and commit your lives to Him. Jesus promised eternal life with Him.

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3:37 AM   [10 Jul 2020 | Friday]

Can salvation occur through the internet ?

 Can salvation occur through the internet ?

First let us define salvation. Let us keep it simple. We know we are living in this planet called earth, but we do not know what will happen when we die. Many believe there is life after death. After death many believe we go to three possibilities. A good place called heaven, another place or place of punishment for the wrong things we have done called hell and others believe we will not exist anymore.

Salvation will deal or be about going to the good place called heaven. So how do we go there ? In the Christian belief which we became aware of through churches, TV, books, believers called Christians, our salvation will come or happen through Jesus Christ.

But let us face it this blog will not be able to explain everything. So if you are wondering whether you are saved or not and you are interested in being saved. Then you can try these methods through prayer which is asking God, asking a Christian who you already know.

But let us go back to the title of this blog, can salvation occur through the internet ? If a virus could travel around the world, salvation can do that too and internet is just one of the means it can be shared.

Basically salvation is relationship between the True God and yourself and for Christians the way to do that is through Jesus Christ.

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