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Aug 9 2018

And Your Name Shall be…………

Genesis 17:5

No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.

We each have a calling of God on our lives.  He has purposed us for things greater than that which we can see ourselves being part of.  He loves us dearly and wants us to walk in His higher ways (Psalm 139:16-17).  But many of us have had negative and limiting labels placed upon our lives by our parents, schoolmates, co-workers and sometimes even ourselves.  We have been told that we will never amount to much or that we are a failure in one way or the other.  We believe ourselves to be incapable of greater things and limit ourselves to “just getting by”.

Abram was closing in on 99 years old when God changed his name to Abraham and told him he would be the father of many nations.  This seemed an impossibility at the time!  Yet God knew of the greatness of the life that he had planned for him.  Abraham had made the mistake of relying on his own strength to fulfill the promise of a child which the Lord had promised and went into Hagar.  This only brought strife into his life.  He had lied about Sarah when entering Egypt once again relying on his own strength to protect her.  Yet later it was said of Abraham that he believed God (trust or faith) and it was reckoned unto him as righteousness (Genesis 15:6).  At the proper time, God brought forth His promise with the birth of Isaac. 

No matter what name others have given to us or mistakes we have made in our lives God has great plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11-13).  His love and His purposes for our lives still remains.  Once we have turned to Him, we need to see ourselves as God sees us.  In II Corinthians 5:17 we are told that “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”  We need to believe God, trusting in His strength to makes us strong (II Corinthians 12:9).  We need only to follow and obey Him and He will give us life as no other can (John 10:10)!  He will give you a new name, you will be called more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37); and a child of the living God (John 1:12)!  God will do great things in you and through you as you place your trust in Him and the promises He has made in His Word!

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References:

Psalm 139:16-17 – (the Psalmist writing unto God under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained (purposed) for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

Genesis 15:6 – Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

II Corinthians 12:9 – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

John 10:10 – (Jesus speaking) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 

Romans 8:37 – in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

John 1:12 – Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

Romans 8:37 – in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

John 1:12 – Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

Aug 9 2018

Having Trouble Believing?

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up…” (Deuteronomy 6:4-7)

Do you find yourself having trouble believing that God will  help you in your situation? Maybe you have a financial problem. Maybe you have health issues. Maybe you feel God can’t help you with your need. Do you feel that you want be godly, but don’t have the power?  Yet, you do believe in Jesus.There may be an answer to all of this that you and many other Christians have not thought of.

Compare the Scripture above with what has been happening in America for several generations. In the early 1960’s the Supreme Court took prayer and the Bible out of the public schools. What took place after that? Secular Humanism, which says that if anything is real, it can be seen, felt or heard. You might have to look through a microscope or with an MRI, but it was still tangible.

Some time later, the courts took the Ten Commandments out of the schools stating “that if the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to  have any effect at all, it will be to induce school children to read, meditate upon, perhaps venerate and obey the commandments [which is] not permissible to state objective(s)…” The result has been what the Apostle Paul predicted when he wrote his second letter to Timothy. “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…”Any open-minded person looking around can observe that this is all happening today.

Now the Apostle Paul also wrote to the Romans in Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Clearly, Paul intended that we can do this. In fact, the Deuteronomy verse quoted above actually tells us how to do it and how to pass it on to our children. Let us take a closer look at these commands so we can see how to renew our minds and pass this on to our children.

I want to start by addressing the issue of the natural vs. the supernatural, because this is pivotal in our believe in God’s ability to do anything at any time and anywhere.

Everyone has thoughts and ideas. However, science cannot see them. They are no part of the natural realm. Everyone feels emotions, yet these are not part of the natural realm. Most people have love towards family members and spouses. However, while the effects of love can be seen by their actions, love cannot be detected by science. It is not material in nature.

Romans 1:20 states, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” We can clearly see the ability God created in man to think, create from ideas and love others. We can also see His incredible creation in the universe with an expanse that we cannot comprehend. So, What is the problem with believing? We will explain this in the next posting. In the mean time, read Genesis chapers 1 through 11.

Aug 5 2018

Greater Things

John 3:30
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

These were the words of John the Baptist regarding our Lord.  He had brought a
wonderful message of repentance to many in the wilderness of Judea. Yet he
realized something greater was at hand and for this to be realized he needed to
decrease in his importance.   Many times we make ourselves the center of our
focus, thinking “what’s in it for me?”.  This is our “self” nature speaking; the
flesh.  Have you ever noticed that the things of the flesh do not satisfy?  You get
what you had desired and after a time you need something more.  It is only the
things of the Spirit that will satisfy. Jesus told the woman at the well in John
4:14 “but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but
the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to
eternal life.”

If we desire greater blessing we need to have less of our flesh.  Jesus showed us
this with the ultimate sacrifice of His flesh as we are told of Him in Hebrews 12:
“..who for the joy set before Him endured the cross…” dying for the blessing of
the fellowship with His creation, you and I. There is a cost to greater things, but
if done in the Spirit it will reap eternal reward. Romans 8:5-6 tells us “For those
who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but
those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set
on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace…”  Jesus
said in Mark 8:35-37 “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever
loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a
man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what will a man give in
exchange for his soul?”

Move beyond yourself into the greater things of the Spirit.  Take up your cross
daily, putting your flesh to death (Luke 9:23-25) and receive life and that in a
greater way.
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Reference:
Luke 9:23-25 – And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after
Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For
whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My
sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the
whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?”

May 11 2018

Alone?

Jeremiah 23:23-24 
"Am I only a God nearby,' declares the Lord, 'and not a God far away? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?' declares the Lord. 'Do not I fill heaven and earth?' declares the Lord." 

Have you ever felt like you were alone in this world?  All was against you and there was nobody there to help?  I am sure the apostle John felt this way while he was exiled on "an island called Patmos".  When he penned Revelation He had to specify where he was because it was such a lonely, desolate, rocky place.  Yet in this place in Rev. 1:9-10, while in the Spirit he heard a voice behind him that was none other than our Lord, Jesus.  Even in the dire circumstances that John found himself in, the Lord was using that time to do something much greater than what John probably had been able to comprehend or imagine.  And He will do the same in us and through us no matter where we find ourselves as we trust in Him!

So if you find yourself in a lonely, dry and weary place like Washington, Rome, Paris or where you are now, know that He is there.   Deuteronomy 31:6 and Hebrews 13:5 promise us that He will never leave us nor forsake us!   What a comfort to know that He will see us through all things as we trust in His strength!   (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
REFERENCE:
Rev. 1:9-10 – I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,…….

Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:5 – Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
May 10 2018

Trust In The Lord

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

We just had an experience that reminded us to trust in the Lord at all times. After a really tough month at work with a lot of problems coupled with a lot of overtime, I had become exhausted and discouraged. I kept praying and asking God for help.

One day while driving to work, I heard a preacher on the radio talking about faith in God. He said that it is a firm belief that develops hope in God. However, it is not the hope that wishes that something will happen. It is the kind of hope that one can anchor his soul on.  In other words it is solid.

A couple of days later, God allowed something to happen that brought it home to me. We received a call from one of our daughters telling us that her teenage son was missing. They could not find him and they were worried. My wife told her that we would pray for them. When I heard this, I was just strengthened to pray with faith. So we prayed that our grandson would be found unharmed by anyone or anything.

About two hours later, out daughter called again. She was excited and happy. They had found her son. He fell asleep while riding the bus home and the driver dripped him off at the end of the line, about 10 miles from where he was supposed to get off. Instead of calling his parents, he decided to walk home. He ended up walking all the way through the worst part of town totally unharmed! He was found about two miles from home. God had answered our prayers!

I was strongly reminded to persevere in looking to Jesus for strength while trusting that God always keeps His promises. That is why we are told to trust the Lord with all our hearts and not to lean on our own understanding. It was clear that we did not understand where our grandson was, but God knew and was unhindered in His ability to help us. You can be sure that there was a lot of praise and thanksgiving going up to Him after these events.

We all go through times like this. We just have to remind ourselves to keep our eyes focused on Him, because Jesus made the way for us. He opened up that communication for us. For that reason, Scripture tells us that we can approach the throne of grace with boldness in our time of need. We just need to walk in our trust of Jesus constantly.

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Reference:

Hebrews 4:15-16: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

May 8 2018

Ready, Set…..Wait

Psalm 106:11-14 
The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them was left. Then they believed His words; they sang His praise. They quickly forgot His works; they did not wait for His counsel, but craved intensely in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. 

The above verses speak of the Israelites as they wandered in the wilderness.  It speaks of the great deliverance that God brought from the Egyptians at the Red Sea.  And as with the Hebrews, what mighty works the Lord has done in our lives.  The forgiveness of our sin through His death on the cross and the fellowship we have with Him through it.  Many of us can speak of healings we have seen through His Spirit, the casting out of demons, the changed lives of those we have been praying for, the peace of having Him in our lives leading and guiding.  Great and mighty things we have seen from His hand.  

 
How is it then that we often, like the Israelites, when we face new and difficult circumstance, forget the awesome things of the Lord that we have seen.  We question whether or not He is in this particular situation or why He seemingly is not doing anything in it.  We then do not wait on His counsel and try and work things out for ourselves, not relying on His Spirit but rather the arm of flesh, desiring or even lusting after a result or a thing.   It was because of the Hebrews grumbling in the desert and their lack of belief in the promises of God that all but two of them died before entering the promise land.  They entered because they were set, or steadfast in the promises and ways of God. 

We too can miss His best for our lives if we complain and doubt when we face various trials and tribulations, seeking to get out of them without waiting on the counsel of God, forgetting the things He has done for us in the past. Let us remember that we can trust that He uses all things for good for those who love Him, that is keep His commandments, no matter what we face today (Romans 8:28; I John 5:3).  Wait upon the Lord in your circumstance, allowing Him to teach you as much as possible in the midst of the trial rather than missing out on His work in you (Philippians 1:6).  Set up a reminder as Joshua did in Joshua 4:6-7 to reminding you of the faithfulness of God.  Remember His works when you enter into tribulation knowing that He remains the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8), and that He will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5).  Remember His promise when things look bad as they did to the Israelites, when He has said in Isaiah 46:4 "Even to your old age I will be the same, and even to your graying years I will bear you!  I have done it, and I will carry you; and I will bear you and I will deliver you."  He is.  And He is working in your circumstances as you trust in Him! 

Ready yourself by knowing His promises made to you in His word.  Set your mind on the things of God, being steadfast in His ways.  Then wait on His counsel, in His time, to bring you into the land of His promise to you! 
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REFERENCES
Romans 8:28- And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

I John 5:3- For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

Philippians 1:6-For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Joshua 4:6-7- "Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, 'What do these stones mean to you?' then you shall say to them, 'Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off ' So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever."

Hebrews 13:8- Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Deuteronomy 31:6- Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you He will not fail you or forsake you."

Hebrews 13:5 -  .....I will never desert you, nor will I forsake you.

Apr 29 2018

What If?

Philippians 4:8
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." 

Have you ever found yourself thinking about "what ifs" and all kinds of other worry, or dwelling on an unwholesome thought towards someone who you think really deserves what you are thinking for them?  This usually leads to unnecessary stress and strife.  Our adversary attacks our mind.  He takes us captive through our thoughts and carries us away to a place we have no business in as children of the Most High.  Sometimes it is just us relying on our own strength to face the challenges of life.  

II Corinthians 10:5 says “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” This is part of spiritual warfare.  When we find ourselves thinking this way we need to examine it in light of Gods steadfast truth rather than being led by our emotions which change constantly.

The answer to anxiety and much else is found in the previous text to the original verse above. Philippians 4:6-7 tells us to “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanks-giving let your requests be made known to God.”   By doing so you have taken all the what if’s and placed them in the hands of our Almighty God, who possesses the strength to overcome all where He is given reign.  We then need to practice the things of God (Philippians 4:9) & He will provide the Peace in our thinking that none other in this world can supply (John 14:27). 

What if we were obedient and kept our minds focused on the truth of His promise in our lives?  What if we allowed Him to truly be Lord, trusting Him as a child trusts a good father?  How much more peace would we have if we truly believed Him at His word, knowing that He is leading us?  

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REFERENCE:

Philippians 4:9 - The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
Apr 29 2018

Your First Love

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. (Revelation 2:4-5)

Have you ever wondered what happened to the enthusiasm and sense of joy that you had when you first came to the Lord? Maybe it was when you realized that you approved of something that you would not have a year ago. Maybe the realization came to you when you were examining yourself before receiving communion during a church service. (2 Corinthians 13:5) However it occurred, it greatly disturbed you when the thought occurred to you.

Jesus addressed this very issue when He had the apostle John write to the church at Ephesus as quoted above. He was concerned because, in the course of all their activity on His behalf, they had lost track of the personal relationship they had with Him.

It is clearly the wisdom of God that this was put in the Bible, because this is a common occurrence among Christians. I have experienced this myself more than once over my nearly 60 years as a believer in Jesus. Every time that it has happened, I was very disturbed about it. So, what can be done about it? Jesus gives us three things to do.

First, remember the height from which you have fallen. Take some time to think about how your came to Jesus and how you responded. I remember wanting to spend as much time with Jesus as I possibly could. I remember wanting to read His word, especially the gospels, because they contained the things Jesus did and said while on the earth. I remember praying to be more like Jesus.

The second thing Jesus tells us to do is to repent. This means to stop the process of drifting away and turn back toward Jesus again. In another place, Jesus tells us how to do this. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37)  How did we do this in the beginning? That is why He tells us to remember the height from which we have fallen.

This brings us to the third thing Jesus told us, to do the things we did at first. When we remembered, we recalled those things. So, that means that we have to reprioritize our lives so the time becomes available to do the things we did at first. When we first received Jesus, we gladly did those things and we automatically altered our schedules to accommodate our new found relationship with Jesus.

Jesus said something else in John 14:28. “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”  The process of returning to your first love is aided by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, because Jesus gave Him to us upon His ascension into heaven. (John 14:16 with Acts 1:4-5) Stay in the Word of God and let the Holy Spirit guide you in restoring your full joy in your relationship with Jesus.

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References:

2 Corinthians 13:5: Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?

John 14:16: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever–the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”

Acts 1:4-5: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

Apr 2 2018

The Narrow Gate

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”  (Matthew 7:13-14)

This is a difficult statement that Jesus made during His ministry. Some have asked, “What is the gate?” And some have said, “Where is the gate?” Others have said that Jesus is so restrictive in His statement. Let us look at this more closely.

On another occasion, Jesus said that He is the gate. (Note: some translations use the word door instead of gate.) In John 10:7, Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.” Then in verse 9, he expands that statement. “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.” What Jesus is saying is that He is the entrance into the Kingdom of God.  He confirms this later in John 14:6 when He says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Here Jesus is saying that no one can go to the Father in Heaven, except through Jesus. This means that there has to be an established personal relationship with Jesus to enter Heaven.

There are several reasons why Jesus makes these restrictive statements. First of all, Jesus is the only one who was crucified and died to pay the price for our sins.  He confirmed this by rising from the dead. Jesus is the only religious leader to do so.

Second, since Jesus came from the Father in Heaven and did only what the Father said to do and say, He is the only one to fully and completely obey the Father in everything. (John 15:9) No one else can make that claim, because Romans says that all have sinned. (Romans 3:23)

Because Jesus claimed to be God, equal with the Father in Heaven, He has the right to lay out the only way to heaven with God. (John 10:30)

The fourth and last reason for this restrictive way to God is the love for us that Jesus has. He knows what happens to any man or woman who lives in sin. He also knows what happens when people try to get to God by another way. Both of these routes end up in total death for all eternity.  They also create unnecessary problems for folks while they are on the earth. (1 Peter 3:10-12, John 3:16-18)

I say all of this to say that the way the Jesus lays out for each one of us to follow Him is the way with the light burden and fewer problems that we create for ourselves. (Matthew 11:28-30)  While Jesus does promise persecution for those who follow Him, He also promises a peace that passes all understanding. (2 Timothy 3:12) In addition, He promises an eternity of happiness in Heaven with Him for all eternity in our resurrected bodies without blemish or imperfection. (John 14:1-3) And how do we know what is on the other side of that door for sure? We know it because of the Resurrection, for Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”  (John 11:25-26)  We have the Word of God on this!

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References:

John 5:19: Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”

Romans 3:23: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

John 10:30:  “I and the Father are one.”

1 Peter 3:10-12:  “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

John 3:16-18: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

2 Timothy 3:12: In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

John 14:1-3: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

Mar 31 2018

To Live Again

Luke 7:22

“And He answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have the gospel preached to them.”

This weekend we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus the Christ!  Indeed He died on the cross for the atonement of our sin, was buried and on the third day rose from the dead.  Through His resurrection death was defeated, spiritual death, the true death. That is separation from God forever.  *Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death”.  This is not only true for our bodies and souls, but to so many other aspects of life.  Death to relationships, death to jobs, death to our hopes and dreams quite often due to sin.  Jesus told His disciples to tell John the Baptist who was imprisoned what they had seen and heard, the lame walk, the blind see and those who were sick are healed (**Matthew 11:4-5).   Jesus brought life to those who were hurting and in need, even raising the dead.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is still touching those who seek Him, opening eyes to truth and freedom, healing the broken areas of life caused by sin and hurt . In John 10:10 Jesus tells us “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”  Jesus is a God of resurrection. Wherever you are broken, wherever there is deadness in your life, give it to Him. He will bring newness of life to those who open their hearts to Him.  Life in an abundance which words cannot contain!

This is my testimony.

SH

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REFERENCES:

*Romans 6:23 (complete): For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

**Matthew 11:4-5 – Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.