Posted in Blogroll on November 18, 2015 by activeinspiration

2Co 4:7-10 But we have this treasure in earthenware jars, in order that the extraordinary degree of the power may be from God and not from us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying around the death of Jesus in our body, in order that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.


Our bodies like earthenware jars hold the power of the Gospel that is from our Father God and delivered to us by our Saviour Jesus the Christ. This great power we house, not being our own, but from God is the message to the world.
Though we are afflicted, perplexed, persecuted, and struck down. God’s Power sustains us, and enables us to continue.
We always carry the death of Jesus in our mortal bodies because the soul that sins surely dies, and by Jesus death on the cross, sin has been condemned to our mortal bodies, which will die, so that the life giving power of the Gospel, the very Life of Jesus may be revealed to the world. This is accomplished by our obedience to the Gospel, our proclamation to the world that Jesus has risen from the dead.
All who will believe in, relay on, trust in, and have faith in Jesus the Christ will not die, but have Everlasting Life.
Our lives are now lived for Jesus, our actions are to depict the actions of Jesus, our intentions are to now be the same as Jesus.
We cannot do this on our own power, which again demonstrates it is the Power of God, we must lean on and submit to the leadership of the God’s Word and Will through the Holly Spirit.
We Christians have died to this world and we consider our bodies dead because of sin. We have to live to our Messiah Jesus, because He has the Words of Life, and our reward is great.

That the excellency of the power may be of God; and not of us.] God keeps us continually dependent upon himself; we have nothing but what we have received, and we receive every necessary supply just when it is necessary; and have nothing at our own command. The good therefore that is done is so evidently from the power of God, that none can pretend to share the glory with him. (Clark)

What Has God Told Us?

Posted in Blogroll on November 17, 2015 by activeinspiration

Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? ESV #Bible


God has told us what is good; and we know in our hearts what is good. When we think of our loved ones we know what is good and we try our best to be good to them.
God tells us to be good not only to our loved ones, but be good to everyone. Even to those who don’t particularly like us, or even hate us, our enemies.
Why? Maybe in being good they wouldn’t hate us or be our enemies any more.
In Loving our enemies, we are acting justly towards them. Even further than that being just in all we do, although it’s not always the popular option, but in the long run it will play out to be the best option.
A beautiful thing happens when we do good, we begin to love and enjoy being kind to others, because we start seeing and experiencing the good things that come and the wreckage we use to create in our past starts to fade in our distant past. Soon the wreckage is replaced with the good things, even good memories.
There is a catch though, none of this is possible if we are not walking humbely with God.
To walk with God we must first humble ourselves before God and repent of our sins. Then we must believe in Jesus our Saviour, who has paid the requirement that is due for our sins.
If we are humble we are happy to rid ourselves of our sins, and then God is happy to have us walk with Him. To humbly live our lives directed and protected by Our God through His Spirit.
Praise the Lord!

God Loves Us We Love God

Posted in Blogroll on November 13, 2015 by activeinspiration

1 John 4:10-11 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. ESV #Bible


How does God Love us? Well the most prolific way is sending His only Son Jesus the Messiah to share the Good News, that God has made a way into relationship with Him.
The Good News, that also Jesus came taking our sins upon Himself and suffered our Punishment, even to death, which God requires for all souls who sin.
Sin is simply rebelling against God.
How does God Love us? God gives us a sense of right and wrong which He has created in us, called morality.
In addition to our moral sense, God gives us His Commandments found in the Holy Bible.
Like a Good Father His Commandments are meant to give us a good life free of the pitfalls and sins that would kill us.
How do we love God? Simply by obeying God’s Commandments, just like as children we obeyed our parents.
There is no better way to express our Love to God than through our obedience, and also as Jesus commanded, to love one another like our Saviour Jesus has, who gave His very Life for us.
How do we love God?
By realizing that we are completely dependant on Him for our very existance, knowing nothing exists, but what God has Created.

The Good Life

Posted in Blogroll on November 10, 2015 by activeinspiration

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. ESV #Bible


What a comfort this verse is, and has been to me. To know that God is faithful, and He will not let you or me be tempted beyond our ability. Not only that, but God will also provide the way of escape, that we may be able to endure it.
Once again we see God’s perfect Love for us, and here in action. If we will just look to God, He has already provided our care in difficult times of temptation. Everything we need to stay on the narrow path with God leading us through the Holy Spirit our traveling Companion through this life. Praise the Lord!
This verse also puts us on notice, that God has provided for us in our temptations, a way of escape, so we have no excuse.
We are fully responsible if we succumb to the temptation, if we choose to sin in the temptation. It is up to us to seek the Lord Jesus in repentance, asking forgiveness.
God’s way is the right way of doing things. It is the path of least resistance to Heaven. God’s way is the righteous way to live this life, also in leaving the least amount of wreckage in our path, and our past. Praise the Lord!
The Good Life is only found with our Lord God who has provided for all our needs, amen.

Come Closer

Posted in Blogroll on October 30, 2015 by activeinspiration

Psalm 145:8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. #Bible


This psalm, a Praise to God in His Wonderful work’s and interaction with humanity, shares the reason we fear God, and also why we love God.
One point that comes to mind, is we must be looking for God and His acts in our lives. It’s not enough to just be living our lives labelling what we think is an act of God.
The people in this Psalm of God payed close attention to what was going on around them, they had a sense of the presence of God.
In our preoccupation with the events of our lives we become blind to the works of God, and usually explain them away as something else.
Our Father has always held an invitation to us to draw closer to Him, to experience His Love for us more fully. I don’t believe we can ever exhaust knowing that continued newness of God’s magnificent Love.
Another example of God’s love is in noticing in the Gospel of John a clear image of the Apostle John, the youngest of the Apostles, reclining in the bosom or lap of Jesus. John, young enough to see Jesus as a big brother, and also as a father, gave him a wonderful view of God’s Love, feeling free to recline in the lap of Jesus the Messiah.
I believe this is a wonderful example for us to draw closer to God, knowing that God allows us the liberty to come closer to Him, even an attitude of resting, or reclining in the bosom of God.
It isn’t about us receiving more of Jesus, its about us drawing closer to Jesus.
To shed our worldly ties and drop those sins that entangle us like chains, and move closer to God, even reclining in the Bosom of God our Father. Why? Because that’s where He has desired us to be all along. Think of all of those mentioned in the Word of God like Moses, Jacob or David, and so on, they all had special relationship’s with God, and I believe we are privileged to have these same kinds of relationships also. We just need to come closer.


Posted in Blogroll on October 28, 2015 by activeinspiration

John 14:16-17 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. #Bible


Jesus submits to the Father God in asking, and the Father will give us another Helper. Another Helper means there are two Helper’s.
Jesus is here referring to Himself as our Helper, and because He is going to the Father in Heaven, the Father will send another Helper to carry on His ministry to those who believe, and to those who will believe.
Jesus didn’t retire from being our Helper, He filled the position of our Helper at our Father God’s right hand interceding for us.
The Holy Spirit didn’t just come and spend time with us and stand by us, but He filled us with Himself. Not only that, the Holy Spirit surrounds us with His council, His guidance, His intersession with groanings, and even His protection. He is the Spirit of Truth, and the world can neither see Him nor do they know Him, or even receive Him.
We Christian’s both know the Holy Spirit and we know He resides with us inside and outside of us.
We are Blessed by our Father God with His complete perfect Help. We can rest in the fact that He has provided us with His perfect Loving care, to bring us to where He is with Jesus our Christ.
If you don’t know Jesus the Messiah you are the world. You can know Jesus by simply asking Jesus to be your Savior, inviting Him into your life forgiving your rebellious sins and giving you the wonderful Helper, the Holy Spirit.
All that’s left is to tell somebody what you have done and then find a church of believers who study the Bible, God’s Word, and join their fellowship, and watch yourself grow into who God created you to be in the first place.

Our Choice

Posted in Blogroll on October 22, 2015 by activeinspiration

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. #Bible


We here are presented with a wonderful solution to our battle with our flesh.
I remember walking through the bookstore at my church while coming to the realization that I can choose not to sin.
I, a younger Christian at the time studying through Romans and the letter to the Galatians. Which is in itself is powerful study for understanding the battle between spirit and the flesh.
It was amazing to realize that I had a choice, being born again in the awakening of my spiritual side, which was growing, especially in understanding who my Father God is, and of course Jesus my Saviour, and the Holy Spirit. Last of all, who I was becoming, as a fulfilled child of God, now living in the spirit as well as my human nature or flesh, I could see the battle raging.
The most vivid experience I have found to see this battle is when I fast. After fasting like six hours, my flesh is continually telling me to feed it. By twenty four hours my flesh is playing tricks on my mind, and at forty eight hours I’m barely holding on. They say it gets easier, though forty eight hours is the most I’ve done.
The battle is real and food is just one battlefield. Sin is another battlefield that can produce casualties for the Christian if not resisted.
That’s where this verse becomes so important to the believer. If we did everything in the name of the devil that would produce sin at its worst.
We Christians need to strive, in whatever we do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, because it produces Righteousness.
Think about it, if we set out in the morning declaring whatever we do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus for that day, wouldn’t we have a better chance of not sinning?
Well then, that’s what we need to do, and in doing so we please our Father God through the Spirit of Christ who strengthens us towards success. Praise God! Yes we are thankful to God through Jesus our Lord in providing us with a defence, or a way of escape from sinning.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 740 other followers