Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Lamb of God


“Behold the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the world”
John the Baptizer identified Jesus as the Lamb of God.

How does He remove the sin of the world?
1             Preaching repentance – the opportunity to turn to God, accepting that God is right when we have been wrong
2            By grace  - forgiveness of sins in his Name
3            By Christian testimony – as a light shining on a hill
4            By wrath –the wrath of the Lamb will punish evil in the world
5            By judgement – He will separate to good from the bad
6            By the iron rod – He will rule the nations with a rod of iron.

All of these things are linked to Jesus being the ‘Lamb of God’.
He the spotless, unblemished one, exposed sin as an offence to God, yet gave Himself in death as a sacrifice for those sins. Now that He is alive from the dead, He can forgive, but for those who reject His forgiveness, He will be the judge.

And so we trace right through the Bible, Jesus Christ is seen as the Lamb. In the last book He is seen as the Lamb upon the throne in heaven. He is the one to whom every knee will bow, confessing Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

Today is our opportunity to confess that Jesus is Lord, believing that God has raised Him from the dead. By this we are saved. (Romans 10.9)

JRM

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Just like God

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. Psalm 37:23,24


I am impressed by the kind character of God - refering to us -'though he fall he shall not be utterly cast down'. The LORD our God is not seeking to knock us down for our failures. Rather, He is there to pick us up, like a shepherd lifting the lost sheep.

Seek Him today and enjoy His faithful love and compassion.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Jesus

Who is He?

Peter discovered, rather to him it was revealed, that Jesus was "the Christ, the Son of the living God". Bible - Matthew 16
To know HIM is worth more than life itself. Seek Him today and you will find Him. He is not far from anyone of us!

Monday, February 3, 2020

A prayer of praise


Praise the name of God forever and ever
For He alone has all wisdom and power
He determines the course of world events
He removes kings and sets others on the throne
He reveals deep and mysterious things
And knows what lies hidden in darkness
Though He Himself is surrounded by light

I thank and praise you God of my ancestors
For you have given me wisdom and strength
You have told me what we asked of you
And revealed to us what the king demanded.

Daniel

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hell


I have just finished a study of Hell – both Hades and Gehenna. You may request a copy of my findings.

The conclusion is so important.
Hades is that place after death for unbelievers – a place described by Jesus Christ as being a place of ‘torments’
Gehenna is that place after final judgement, where fire and brimstone implement the punishment deserved, along with outer darkness, weeping and gnashing of teeth.

What the Lord identified as being the key to avoiding such horrors, is so important:

To know HIM or rather to be known of Him.
            “My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow Me..
            I give unto them eternal life and they will never perish..” John 10


To not know HIM
He will say  “ I tell you, I do not know  where you have come from. Depart from Me all you workers of evil”    Luke 13:27

And so it was that the Lord from heaven called people, and still calls, to Repent and believe the Gospel, so that they might be saved from eternal punishment and be saved to enjoy His company in heaven. Such was the seriousness of the situation, that He Himself died to rescue humanity from eternal misery.

JRM

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Bible as a light in the way


The Bible is a book. It has many words. It indeed is special, however we do not worship the book.

God’s word is like a light, shining in a dark world. It shows up ourselves as needing to be restored to friendship with God. It also shows the way for that connection to be made.  God is revealed in the life and words of Jesus Christ the Lord.

Jesus Christ  came into to the world and died on the cross to reconcile us back to God. He paid the debt of our sin to gain our forgiveness. Now that He is risen from the dead  and alive in heaven, He wants to be your Lord and your Saviour.

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ today and you will be saved from condemnation. You will be accepted by God now and forever.

All this can be clarified by reading the section of the Bible called Romans along with John and many other places.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Heaven?


Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ

Don’t store up treasures here on earth where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal.
Store your treasures in heaven where they will never become moth eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves.
Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will be.
Matthew 6 NLT

Listen to the Apostle Paul

Set your sights on things above, where Christ sits at God’s right hand in the place of honour and power.
Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things done here on earth. For you died when Christ died and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all His glory!
Colossian 3NLT