Archive for March, 2015

What Controls You

Posted in Blogroll on March 30, 2015 by activeinspiration

Galatians 5:24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. #Bible

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The one who has asked Jesus to be forgiven, and turned away from the life imprisoned by the desires and yearnings of our carnal nature with all of its lusts and wants. These are those who belong to Christ Jesus. Jesus being Christ, is the Messiah, the one and only unique Son of God.
We have left our carnal nature with its rebellious sins in our first life. Being born the second time we have now been born again into the Spirit, who is leading our fleshly nature, which is no longer in charge of controlling our actions.
Romans 8:6 For the mindset of the flesh is death, but the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace,

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We Live

Posted in Blogroll on March 29, 2015 by activeinspiration

1 John 4:9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. #Bible

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Understand the love the world knows isn’t the love the Christian knows. The Love we Christians know and experience is from God.
The love of God is pure and perfect, when God loves, it accomplishes Gods design and intention.
Jesus is the perfect example of the perfection of Gods love. Flawlessly Jesus accomplished Gods Love for the world. Jesus was able to do this because of His Love for the Father.
This is something the Christian needs to remember, we are not members of some exclusive club, we are merely beneficiaries of the Love of God.
One benefit of Gods Love is that we Christians live through Jesus. We no longer live by the power of the flesh, but the Power of our New Life in Christ Jesus. This New Life is being born the second time into the Family of God and His Kingdom.
If you haven’t been born into the Family of God, turn from your worldly rebelliously sinful life, and ask Jesus to save you from the death that is coming in the world.

The Word became Flesh

Posted in Blogroll on March 28, 2015 by activeinspiration

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John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. #Bible

What God had to say to the world was given so perfectly, it had to be given by God’s only Son. So perfectly given as to leave nothing out. The Word couldn’t be just words, but also actions, and only Jesus the Son of God could carry them out.
The Word was made flesh to give us a taste of the fellowship of God, so Jesus dwelt among us.
What it must have been like to see Jesus in the flesh, especially knowing he is God. Seeing Him in all that He said and did, even Dying on the cross and rising from death, wow that’s the Glory of God.
Not only was Jesus full of Grace and Truth, he also distributed it freely and abundantly, ushering those who believe in Him into Righteousness, free to fellowship with God the Father.
This verse like many reminds me of just how little I really know about my God, revealed to me in the Father, Jesus, and especially the Holy Spirit. I hope you like me will search the scriptures, as well as your relationship with God to continually know Him better.

Shalom

Posted in Blogroll on March 28, 2015 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. #Bible

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We don’t know, but God knows His plans,¬†thoughts, and designs for us. His plans thoughts and designs for our welfare, our completeness, and wholeness. His thoughts are pure and good. God has no evil, bad, dysfunctional, or wrong thoughts towards us.
God only wants the best for us, its what His pure perfect Love demands. He gives us Shalom, which is Jesus.
Shalom is to be in a state of wholeness. Also to restore or make right through payment or restitution. Which is exactly what our Savior Jesus came and did.
To wish Shalom on someone is to desire completeness in their life, Jesus delivered us into this new state of Peace/Shalom with our Father above all father’s.
If we strive to understand what our Fathers design or plans for us are, our reaction is to have nothing less than absolute devotion and obedience to Him expressing our Love and gratitude. God is Wonderful, Shalom.

Born Twice

Posted in Blogroll on March 26, 2015 by activeinspiration

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John 3:3 Jesus answered him, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. #Bible

Just as one is born into this world in which we live, to see this world, to reside in, and experience this world. You need to be born again into the world of God, or better put, the Kingdom of God.
As there were requirements for existing in this world, so there are requirements for existing in God’s world.
In this world we live in a corrupted fallen state existing and reacting to our sins. In the Kingdom of God we react to our heavenly state of God’s presence and Blessings where we will be known to be just like Jesus. Jesus our husband, our High Priest, and all that is to come in that state of Holiness.
Yes a place void of sin or any kind of rebellion, because we all want to be there with our God.
The first time we were born into our flesh, this second  time we are born into the Spirit. Beings acceptable to God by way of the sacrifice of Jesus our Savior.
Why would anyone want to stay to the conclusion of this world, which is hell?
Ask Jesus to save you to the eternal Kingdom of God our Father. Well for those who are born the second time.

God Hears

Posted in Blogroll on March 25, 2015 by activeinspiration

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Proverbs 15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. #Bible

God is omnipresent, we don’t have to search for Him. We simply have to start speaking to Him, He hears us. I believe even if your not a Christian you can talk to God. If your one of the wicked well good luck.
We need to understand that God sent Jesus to pay the price for our rebellious sins because we couldn’t. Gods Love is so great that he even allowed Jesus to suffer death to know us and have a relationship with us. We have been blessed with God’s Love, and that’s all inclusive. God’s Love leaves nothing out, it is perfect. I can hardly wait to experience the full Revelation of His Love in eternity with him, my Father.

Run

Posted in Blogroll on March 24, 2015 by activeinspiration

Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. #Bible

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We can’t do anything for ourselves or God on our own. It is all by and through Our Lord’s Grace. Jesus allows us the privilege to run to Him.
Why would we want to look back at what lies behind, our failures and sins? No, we strain, we struggle, we strive forward to the completion of our Salvation. That’s each one of our goals, better yet, its our real life, our Prize.
Yes it is an up hill struggle, we are running away from hell. I bet if we could see through God’s eyes, we would be shocked at how close we were at times to hell, and our Lord was saving us then.
But now, we can hear that upward call of God in Christ Jesus, and there is only one direction in this world, and that is towards the Messiah Jesus. The time is shorter than when we first believed for Jesus to return, so keep walking close to God, run if you have to.