Saturday, March 31, 2018

The key to life

What makes life real and significant?


Being "in Christ"

"There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus"  Romans 8

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation"  2 Corinthians 5

"If any man does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not of Him"  Romans 8

A subject worth studying?   - yes

JRM


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Saturday, March 17, 2018

The key to the future


Who holds the key?

It is an unfortunate development of the 20th century, that people consider themselves masters of their own destiny – in so many ways eg. Political, medical, scientific, environmental and religious. A prominent scientist said we might survive 100 years. Politicians  promise the answers to the world problems. Medical inventers endeavour to extend our lives forever.

Who holds the key?

The Lord Jesus in heaven said to John the apostle  “I am the first and the last, the living one. I died and behold I am alive forever more and I have the keys of death and hell” (Revelation 1)

HE holds the keys!   - the keys to everything, but in particular, the future destiny of all humans.

I quote Him again concerning heaven, the Father’s house.

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.”  (John 14)
He is like a door opened into heaven, and all are welcome to come in through Him.

Again I quote:
“All judgement is committed unto the Son”  ( John 5)
He will have the final say!

For the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, after death is ‘to be with Christ which is far better’

For the unbeliever, death is the doorway to eternal darkness and after the judgement of the great white throne, the lake of fire forever.

How important then, that we have a true and real relationship with HIM who holds the key.


John McKee

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

God above all gods



“He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals His thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earthYHVH Elohim Sabaoth is His name.”  (Amos 4:13)


Saturday, March 10, 2018

By God's love, grace, kindness


Yesterday I turned 65 years

The message that came to me was:
“It is good to know about God,
It is better to walk with God,
It is possible by grace divine for God to walk with me.”

And my testimony is that of Jacob:
“I don’t deserve all the good things God has done for me”

And he said again – “ God has stayed with me wherever I have gone”

From my teenage years, my purpose of heart has been “to know HIM” (Philippians 3) .

And through  my wanderings ways, He has unveiled HIMSELF in ways I had not thought. I might have sought to aspire to great things, but in HIS wisdom He has made me of ‘ no reputation’ (Philippians 2). I have always sought to be active in the spread of the Gospel, but He has opened doors I did not dream of.

I testify these things for the honour God our Father, the glory of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, by the gracious Holy Spirit.

John McKee