The Elder

Posted in Blogroll on May 15, 2016 by activeinspiration

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. ESV #Bible

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To an elder, or an elderly man, all those younger are children to him, whether in the church or the family.
For an elder in the church his love for the congregation are his children in the Lord, he watches over them as his own.
The elder naturally loves his flock or congregation. It comes easily to him because he is residing in Christ’s Love with the desire to serve the body of believers.
The elder naturally wants to protect his children from evil, or any sort of harm. Helping to raise them up in the fullness of the Gospel and the Love of Jesus the Christ.
Idols are anyone or thing that would distract or block you from direct axcess to God.
It’s like the sun, when something comes between you and the sun, you find yourself in the shade or darkness.
Keeping yourselves in the light of God’s Love is to stay away from anything that would draw you into a place of darkness, or what would come between you and God.  Causing ignorance of God and the longer you stay the more ignorant you become about God and his Love. Then your hunger for God is replaced with what your human nature desires. Then sin reigns as God over your life. So keep yourselves from idols.

Peacemakers

Posted in Blogroll on May 7, 2016 by activeinspiration

Matthew 5:9  “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. ESV #Bible

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Ah blessed, this word here means to be supremely blessed, and to be very fortunate, and that’s not all, but to be happier.
When we understand this, you can’t help but want to be a peacemaker.
A peacemaker is one who glues us together, one who is quietly in calmness pursuing unity and love of one another. Peacemakers strive to lift up and encourage those around them always for the unification of the body of Christ Jesus, by this we see why they are called sons of God.
All of us Christians must strive to be peacemakers, always working on being more like Jesus the Christ, studying the Word of God (the Bible) and remaining, and abiding in our God Jesus through prayer. So in that day we will be known to be just like Jesus.

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Posted in Blogroll on May 3, 2016 by activeinspiration

Oh Taste and See

Posted in Blogroll on May 2, 2016 by activeinspiration

Psalms 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! ESV #Bible

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Take the time so far in perceiving God, as to consider even the taste in your mouth. Experience Jehovah our self existent God, in gazing joyfully into who He is.
Our Lord is good, He is perfect in all His ways, everything He does is motivated by His love. Take heed to His presence in every part, every place of your life.
Be happy as you look to Jesus, the expression of God the Father’s perfect Love, realizing Jesus is the only shelter, the perfect refuge for our safety, that will carry us to eternal life with our LORD. God is Good all the time

The Christ

Posted in Blogroll on May 2, 2016 by activeinspiration

Matthew 16:13-16  Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” ESV #Bible

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It is a privilege to know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.
When you consider how close all of us came to turning our backs on Jesus, or even in those times of temptation slipped away in sin.
We could have missed our salvation because of the lusts of our desire.
Thank God that He didn’t give up on us so quickly.
Again we are thankful that we didn’t have some worldly idea, or opinion that Jesus was a myth, or just some great man, or even just a prophet of old who isn’t realitive today.
Thank God we have met the Son of God, Jesus the one and only unique Son, who is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
The Great Sheppard  who leads us through this life on our way to be with God our Father for eternity.
Jesus who laid down His earthly life for the punishment of our sin, and after three days rose from the dead leading us to the new life in Grace, onward home to our Father God into eternity.
Who do I say that Jesus is? He is my Saviour, my God, my Brother, He is my Lord, He is the Way, the Truth and the only Life worth living.

God Knows

Posted in Blogroll on April 15, 2016 by activeinspiration

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. ESV #Bible

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God knows. Jesus our Lord is the Great Sheppard, Jesus purveys the paths of life and directs His bride in the way we need to go.
Jesus doesn’t leave it up to us to decide which path we should choose, He directs us.
What is required of us is to go in submission and prayer asking our Lord Jesus to direct our steps in the direction He wants us to go.
It is amazing and supernatural when we step out in faith and do what God desires of us. Whether we travel a new path, or simply do what He wants us to do.
God has a future all planned out for us. It is a future of His blessings and companionship with us. There is no evil that we should fear, but a future of hope.
Do we hope for evil things? Of course not, our hope is also in the Love of God displayed through His Son Jesus the Christ, who has paid in full the price of our sins, and delivered us into the very family of God Himself, whom we now call Abba Father.

Do Good

Posted in Blogroll on April 8, 2016 by activeinspiration

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. ESV #Bible

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Repay evil for evil done to us, now that is really going to get us somewhere.
Think about it, if someone does evil to us and we allow it to have an effect on us. We will spend our day or week doing evil, paying them back by doing evil to those we come in contact with, just because we have been hurt or effected by the one who has done evil to us.
There are a lot of people out there who act this way, and it just gets worse.
This is not the way to live our lives. Storing up all the evil people have done to us, that is a lot of luggage to be carring around.
When we do good to those who do evil to us, we end the chain reaction, or pattern that has been set into motion.
Doing good instead of evil is to bless those who do evil, it even is like pouring hot coals of conviction upon their heads. Which causes them to rethink their actions, maybe even
repent, maybe even to ask you for forgiveness.
Doing good to others is to love them. It brings the best out of a person. It also makes us quite attractive to others and may just cause them to want to know what makes you so different. That’s when we can show them it is the Love of Jesus the Christ within our healed hearts that empowers us to do good in the face of evil.
To the wicked evil person, when we do good, we stand as a shining light, a beacon of hope, and direction to Jesus our Saviour. Who stands with open arms inviting them into the Father’s Love, all by doing good to others.
We see a whole lot more going on here than just our hurt feelings. Boy, how we need Jesus.

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