Friday, July 1, 2016

Truth


Evil is forcibly introducing itself into our daily lives. From the killing of innocent citizens in our streets to massacres in nightclubs and theaters. Our leaders are quick to blame the weapons of warfare as the culprit for these actions. However, weapons are weapons, without intent and use they are but physical items without purpose.

We hear in popular culture that love will overcome hate. The only problem with that premise  is that the problem is not hate, the problem is evil. How do we defeat an enemy that cannot be persuaded or deterred from completing its singular purpose?  As long as we hide behind words such as hate, prejudice, injustice, extremism, radicalism, sickness, racism and intolerance we will never be able to defeat evil. Though these words describe current realities, they do nothing to address the cause of evil.  Evil stands on a level of its own. Evil is not rational, it is not intellectual, it does not contain an iota of morality, justice, compassion or care. You can’t reason with it, you can’t negotiate with it.  You can’t legislate it away. There is nothing within it that you can appeal to. It has no saving grace. There is nothing redeeming about evil.  Evil cannot and will not be appeased, it won’t be satisfied. It is relentless and without remorse. Evil does not respond to love.  It only exists to destroy.

In Ephesians it says:

12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 (ESV)

What does this mean for Christians? The verse says “For we”.  It is not optional we are at war. We are at war against overwhelming evil forces we cannot defeat. Spiritual forces in high places, an enemy that will not be identified by conventional means which is invisible to those who deny it's existence. Whose fruit is evident to all and becoming more apparent each day. What is happening in the world is it is losing a battle, a war it was never designed to win. The only way to defeat evil is with truth, not good will, not love.

The only one that will win this war is the God of truth. The only people who will share in this victory are those who call Christ Lord.  How will the world know of Him? God has commissioned us  to make the world aware of Him. The world will not hear it from any other source because there is no other source, we are it, you and me. You may feel insignificant and unimportant in a cosmic battle beyond your comprehension but your testimony is the unstoppable force that will unleash the power and truth of God into a lost world.

Your testimony is crucial for the world to be saved. It won’t happen without you.

Leia Mais…

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Friends and Neighbors

Something to think about.

Friends and Neighbors

As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. 19 And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”.  Mark 5: 18-19

When God does something for you, it is not to be a secret. God doesn't want you to cling to him to the exclusion of all others; rather He wants you to proclaim Him to all others.

Leia Mais…

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Your Backyard

Something to think about

Your Backyard

8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Acts 1:8
 
“to the end of the earth”  How about your back yard. To someone on the other end of the earth your are the end of the earth. Be a witness in your “end of the earth”

Leia Mais…

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

These Things

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These Things

“Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.” Luke 24:46-47

We who believe in Christ are charged with the mission of proclaiming to all nations the resurrection of Christ and the benefits thereof. We are, “witness of these things.”

Leia Mais…

Monday, June 27, 2016

Redeemed

Something to think about.

Redeemed

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
   for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
   whom he has redeemed from trouble Psalms 107:1-2

God Is good, for he has redeemed me from my trouble. He is my redeemer, my saviour my Lord.  Are you redeemed and if so have you said so.

Leia Mais…

Friday, June 24, 2016

Legacy

Legacy:

  1.  A gift by will especially of money or other personal property.
  2.  Something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.
What will my legacy be?

My legacy, the thing that I possess of value is not just mine it belongs to all who are called His children and to all who are yet to be adopted. My legacy of immense value is my testimony of Christ. When I begin to think about the things the Lord has done in my life I realize that He has always been with me. He has healed me and restored me. He has protected me and defended me.  When I was destitute, He provided for me. He has been with me when I’ve won and lost. He has given me purpose and value. He has loved me and celebrated my accomplishments. He is proud of me. He corrects me and leads me.  Even when I didn’t acknowledge Him, He never abandoned me. He never tires of me; He comforts me.  I know that He loves me by what He did and does for me. He sent His Holy Spirit to be with me. He has saved my life and given me eternal life. He has forgiven my sin. He has adopted me as His son and made me an inheritor of His incredible riches. He has sacrificed His son for me. He has paid more for me than I will ever be worth.  His blessings past and future are never ending.

My legacy can be given to anyone, and it will never diminish in worth. A financial legacy or inheritance would be great, but it does not compare to the value of knowing Christ.


Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8

Will you share your legacy, your testimony of Christ?
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Leia Mais…

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Eternal Life

Something to think about.

Eternal Life

11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:11 (ESV)

“Gave” past tense, this has already been done. Eternal life has been given through Christ Jesus. All we have to do is accept, receive what has already been done.

Leia Mais…