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Friday, October 28, 2016


Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:18-19

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Purification is the process of making clean or removing corruptible; in today's discussion the focus is on purification of man by the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
Let's look at what Jesus' blood did in the purification process; first His blood was shed on the cross at Calvary to redeem us from all wickedness. While in this state of mind we had a desire to deify God's law and His holy standards (1 John 3:4). Once the believer is redeemed, sanctified, and justified those desires changed from disobedience to obedience. Also, there is a heart-felt love and devotion to God as well as a desire to live to please Him by being living sacrifices unto Him.
The second act in the purification process was to make us a holy people that are separated from the world and its systems. A people consecrated to God as His own possession. As a consecrated people we have the seal of the Holy Spirit who keeps us in the family of God. In purification we become a holy people who will stand and tell the world "yes I have been born again."
Thanks God for Jesus and His precious blood that cleanse my soul from sin and iniquities and have been washed wither than snow.
Jesus our purifier; His blood the purifying agent in the purification process. What a purifier!
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Unique Attributes Of God

Psalm 139:7-8

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into the heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold thou are there.

The writer of this Psalm is expressing the awesomeness of God by asking several though provoking questions when answered correctly looks at God for Him being omnipresence meaning that God is everywhere; God being omniscient meaning that He knows all and lastly God being omnipotent which is being all powerful. God being all three supports the fact that God is unique in His attributes as there is no other God who posses those attributes.
Other unique attributes of God is that He is eternal with no beginning or end, which means He is Alpha and Omega. God is unchangeable which makes Him the same today, yesterday and forever more. All believers can take comfort in knowing that God will never change and whatever He says will come to pass as His Word will not return to Him void.
Another of God's unique attributes is that He is holy and just. What this means is that God is without sin and everyone is treated equally as He loves us all the same.
 Lastly, God is triune which means that He manifests Himself in three distinct persons, but still one God; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit all equally divine with specific roles in the lives of humanity and creation.
The God of all creation is unique as there is no other God like Him.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Be A Fruit Bearer For Christ

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance, against such there is no law.

In Paul's writing to the Christians at Galatia he outlines the comparison between works of the flesh to those of the Spirit and the results of each. Paul makes it very clear that the works of the flesh is in stark contrast to the works of the Holy Spirit. Works of the flesh bring forth all manner of evil and hatred while works of the Spirit bears all manner of good as they represent God's character. Paul makes a profound declaration of the fruit of the Spirit that there is no law against them and cannot be legislated. These character traits are of God who cannot be legislated or regulated because He is God.
With that being said, believers being of God and bearing His spiritual fruit has the God given freedom to bear fruit according to His will and believers are to live so that the world will see the manifestation of God's glory in our lives.
There is a true saying that "a tree is known by the fruit it bears", then all mankind is known by the fruit they bear. If you are a child of God you will bear fruit of the Spirit whereas if one is a child of Satan the fruit of wickedness is what the world will see.
Believers, bear good fruit.
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Friday, October 14, 2016

God's Peace

Jeremiah 33:6

Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

Everything God created was good and in harmony with each other; this give rise to God being a God of peace. That said we must look at what is meant by God's peace. God's peace is the absent of calamities, distress, and or conflict. Whereas on the other had God's peace means perfect harmony with all creation as well as the feeling of wholeness and well-being. Peace was destroyed by sin which entered the human race by the disobedience of Adam.
Adam disobeyed God's command forbidding him from eating of the tree (Genesis 3:1-7), and for the first time they realized their guilt and shame before a holy God (Genesis 3:8). Sin disrupted God's perfect peace between Him and humanity, and the animal kingdom. Sin also disrupted the harmonious relationship between husband (Adam) and wife (Eve). There is hope that one day God's perfect peace will be restored. This will occur when Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior returns to rule His kingdom that will be established here on earth after the old heaven and earth passes away.
How do we know that Christ will restore God's peace? This evidenced in Luke 2:13-14 when angels and a multitude of heavenly host sang praises to God saying glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace, good will towards men.
The question now becomes how do we know and have God's peace until total peace is restored? This is accomplished by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior through His atoning work on the cross, and in doing the indwelling Holy Spirit begins working on our behalf of letting peace rest and rule in our hearts.
There is no peace like God's peace.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Faith And Salvation

Romans 10:9-10, 17

So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God

Much have been written and discussed regarding faith and its essentially to salvation and the Christian life, but for today's discussion our focus is on the word, work, and walk of faith.
Let's examine faith from the three perspectives:
(1) The word of faith is the hearing of the gospel of Christ and believing that Christ is God's Son who died for the sins of the world (you and I) and on the profession of that faith/belief we then are saved. How does one hear the gospel message? The gospel is spread through preaching, teaching and witnessing Christ (Acts 11:14; Matthew 25:18-20).
(2) The work of Faith is the convicting work of the Holy Spirit who convicts the unbelieving heart of the need for salvation and the promise of  God that all believers will be partakers in His divine nature-righteousness (2 Peter 2:4). Christians then are born again into the body of Christ through His atoning work and convicting work of the Holy Spirit.
(3) The walk of faith is made possible by the word and work of faith which allows all believers to walk this Christian journey (2 Corinthians 5:7). How is this so? The Christian prospect must first hear God's Word then believe in his or her heart what he or she has heard while allowing the Holy Spirit to have His way, and then the faith walk journey begins.
Without faith there is no salvation.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

"Show Me Thy Ways"

Psalm 25:4-5

Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Reading this Psalm I concluded it is one where King David was praying for God's guidance and protection. This must be all humanity's desire and especially believers. I say this because believers have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior as well as submitting ourselves to do God's will, live according to His commandments while developing an intimate relationship with Him. Upon establishing a personal relationship with the Lord we get to know Him and His ways.
Desiring to be taught God's ways is a demonstration of believers' devotion to God for His love, grace, mercy and compassionate care. His truth will stand the test of time as He is truth. His righteousness is the standards by which all mankind will be judged.
It is noteworthy to say, being taught God's way incorporates perseverance, godly wisdom and the patience to wait on God as there is no failure in Him.
Being shown God's way, all believers can say with confidence that the Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1).
Get to know the Lord for He is "the truth, the way and the life" (John 14:6).
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