Monday, December 24, 2012

Every good and perfect gift comes from GOD. ~ (James 1:17)

All the good things we have and see around us are God’s gifts.  These include spiritual, physical, material, intellectual, and all other gifts.  We should never attribute possession of any good thing to fellow human beings, or our efforts.  If others are kind to us, it pleased the Lord to make it possible.  Thank God for the lives of those who are kind to you.  Thank Him always for all that you have, and remember to use them for His glory.

Note:  It is only through Jesus Christ that you can enjoy good and perfect gifts from God the Father. Through Him, we become adopted children of the Father and heirs to a glorious inheritance.  All things from the Father come through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 8:6), and it is by Him that all things are held together (Colossians 1:17).
Surrendering your life to JESUS is not as complicated as you thought. 

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

10 Benefits of Knowing the One True GOD (7 - 10)

(7)    Knowing the attributes of God helps us to worship Him rather than the god of our imagination.  God is worshipped in acknowledgment of His attributes because they describe who He is.  When God is worshipped in spirit and in truth, He manifests His mercy and grace upon our lives. 

(8)    The Bible says those who know their God will be strong and do exploits (Daniel 11:32).  They will have inner peace, confidence, and remain unruffled in the face of difficulties.

(9)    Those who know God will bear fruit and increase in every good work (Colossians 1:9-10).  Our fruitfulness and growth depend on our knowledge of God.  As we grow in the knowledge of God and experience Him deeply, we will have a greater desire to please Him.  We will also begin to emulate His character. 

(10)   Knowing God enhances our soul-winning efforts.  The most effective approach to winning a soul is proving the existence of God, and the manifestation of His love, power, and faithfulness to mankind. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

10 Benefits of Knowing the One True GOD (2 - 6)

(2)    Knowing God is the basis for righteous living.  Being ignorant of the Identity and Nature of God often leads to idolatry and sin.  We fall short of His standards for morality when we do not know what His expectations are.

(3)    Knowing God summons strength, gives us direction, and gives us hope to carry on in difficult times.

(4)    Knowing God helps us to better understand His care and concern for us.  There is a part of His Identity and Nature that represents an answer to a challenge that we might encounter in our lifetime. 

(5)    Knowing God strengthens our faith in Him.  We are assured of His ability to do all that He purposes and promises.  Having faith in God means that we trust Him.  His Identity and Nature are the bases for trusting Him. 

(6)    Knowing God helps us to pray appropriately, with the assurance that our prayers would be answered.  We are able to draw the promises inherent in the Identity and Nature of God, and come into agreement with them.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

10 Benefits of Knowing the One True GOD (1)

Knowing the One True God helps us to distinguish Him from false gods.  The God that is revealed in the Holy Bible is not the same god that is worshipped by many.  We run the risk of walking along the path of destruction when we are ignorant of the Identity and Nature of the One True God.

GOD is called Jehovah-Tsidkenu (The LORD our Righteousness). ~ (Jeremiah 23:6)

God the Father is the Source of our righteousness.  He sent His son Jesus Christ to make us righteous (1 Corinthians 1:30).  Jesus was made to be sin for us even though He knew no sin, that we might be made righteous. 

Satan is always ready to tell you that you are unworthy of God's love when you sin.  If you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, satan cannot condemn you any longer, because you have been made righteous.  You can go boldly to the throne of grace, confess your sins to the Lord, ask for His forgiveness, and then make up your mind to live in total obedience to His Word.  Do not let satan put you down and gain another victory over you.  Surrender all to Jesus Christ today.

Monday, December 10, 2012

JESUS CHRIST is Rabboni (Master). ~ (John 20:16)

Jesus is also our Master.  We acknowledge His authority over us, when we call Him 'Master'.  He is indeed our Master, being that He teaches and guides us into all truth.  Obedience to the teachings of Jesus our Master is the evidence of our salvation.

JESUS CHRIST is our Teacher. ~ (John 13:13)

Jesus is greater than any teacher/religious leader we may ever have, and more educative than any book we may read.  He has had greater impact on the world than anyone in history.  Besides the fact that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him, He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).  It is important to acknowledge and submit to His teachings, for all to be well with us.  How often do you study the Bible?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Before GOD, there was no God formed, neither shall there be, after Him. ~ (Isaiah 43:10)

There is only One True God that has ever existed; there shall be no other.  He alone is to be acknowledged, served, and worshipped, bearing in mind the trinity of persons in the Godhead - God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.   There are not three Gods, but three persons in one God. (2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19).  Anything else that is worshipped exists only because the Only True God created it. It is false, empty, and completely powerless.

The first of the Ten Commandments has to do with the object of our worship (Exodus 20:3). It forbids worship of other gods in thought, word, and deed. Giving glory to anyone or anything, which is due to God alone, is the sin against this commandment that we are most in danger of.  A few examples of gods that some of us are not aware of are our businesses/careers, money, other material things, animals, and fellow human beings.

Whatever is loved, feared, delighted in, or depended on more than God, is a god. It is forbidden to worship other gods, even if they are worshipped alongside God, or it is assumed that God is worshipped through them, with Him being superior.

Surrender your life to the One and Only True God, today!

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