Archive for November, 2015

Treasure

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.