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06/15/2015Posted by on
Here is a note I wrote to Anane in Ghana. This note captures what I believe about my Jesus and His true identity.
I know there are many out there who claim to be “Christian” or other similar term that question and deny that Jesus, the person who came in the flesh and was born to a woman, Mary, could be God.
By denying this they are denying events in the Old Testament. God appears many times in the Old Testament to those who put their faith in God who is Jehovah. Jesus is God in the flesh. Jesus was God in the flesh in the Old Testament. The God of the Old Testament is all powerful–He can do anything! He can and did appear to His people in the flesh.
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04/25/2015Posted by on
This is a reblog of an earlier blog about Billy Lind’s life. It is relevant to a new discussion on homosexuality.
A Christian at transformation time (conversion) said that was his state. He knew something had happened–something good! But, he didn’t understand what had happened or how it happened. He just knew, even though he could not explain what had happened to him.
You’ll hear these phrases in this video if you want to take a look. Now this is a real conversion from a very bad state of being.
04/23/2015Posted by on
Worship the Christ, The Savior of the World!
|God hath given him A Name which is above every name. Phl 2:9, 10|
|Jesus Himself||Luk 24:15|
|I, Jesus||Rev 22:16|
|A Saviour, Jesus||Act 13:23|
|The Saviour of the World||1Jo 4:14|
|A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord||Luk 2:11|
|Jesus Christ||Rev 1:5|
|The Lord Jesus Christ||Col 1:2|
|Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself||2Th 2:16|
|Jesus the Christ||Mat 16:20|
|Jesus Christ our Lord||Rom 5:21|
|Jesus Christ the Righteous||1Jo 2:1|
|Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day and for ever||Hbr 13:8|
|Jesus of Nazareth||Act 22:8|
|Jesus Christ of Nazareth||Act 4:10|
|Lord Jesus||Act 7:59|
|Christ Jesus||1Ti 1:15|
|Messiah, which is called Christ||Jhn 4:25|
|Anointed||Psa 2:2; Act 4:27|
|Christ the Lord||Luk 2:11|
|The Lord Christ||Col 3:24|
|The Christ of God||Luk 9:20|
|The Lord’s Christ||Luk 2:26|
|The Christ, the Son of the Blessed||Mar 14:61|
|The Christ, the Saviour of the World||Jhn 4:42|
04/21/2015Posted by on
Part of the battle we are all engaged in if we cast our lot with the Messiah and follow Jesus the Christ, is repentance. Here is what Steve Brown has said about repentance. This is very good.
“Repentance is so often misunderstood. Repentance is not changing; it is God’s way to change us. The Greek word for ‘repent’ refers to ‘changing one’s mind.’ It isn’t changing one’s behavior as is often taught. If it is that, then there are times we can repent and other times (especially in obsessive or besetting sin) when it is simply impossible.
…For years, I taught that repenting was not just asking for forgiveness for spilling the milk… it was getting a mop and cleaning it up, and then going to the store to buy some more milk for the person who owned it. So, because I believed that, I could not repent of some bad stuff in my life and I thereby robbed myself of one of the most important and wonderful teachings of the Bible. God changes us and sanctification is as much a work of God’s grace as is justification.
…Thus, I teach that repentance isn’t changing. It is ‘knowing who you are, who God is, what you have done and going to Him with it.’ At that point the ball is in God’s court and He begins an amazing work of the Holy Spirit in making us more and more like Jesus.
From at dialogue @: The Internet Monk.
04/19/2015Posted by on
God came down in the form of man! He relates to us in so many ways.
He did this for you–so that you relate to Him, believe in Him, seek Him with all your heart. Use this reflection on who Jesus is to inspire your heart to worship Him!
|Lo, I Come, to do thy will, O God. Hbr 10:9|
|The Babe||Luk 2:12|
|The Child||Isa 7:16|
|The Young Child||Mat 2:20|
|A Child Born||Isa 9:6|
|The Child Jesus||Luk 2:43|
|Her First-Born Son||Luk 2:7|
|The Sent of the Father||Jhn 10:36|
|The Apostle||Hbr 3:1|
|A Prophet||Act 3:22, 23|
|A Great Prophet||Luk 7:16|
|The Prophet of Nazareth||Mat 21:11|
|A Prophet mighty in deed and word||Luk 24:19|
|A Servant||Phl 2:7|
|The Servant of the Father||Mat 12:18|
|My Servant, O Israel||Isa 49:3|
|My Servant, the Branch||Zec 3:8|
|My Righteous Servant||Isa 53:11|
|A Servant of Rulers||Isa 49:7|
|A Nazarene, or Nazarite||Mat 2:23|
|The Carpenter||Mar 6:3|
|The Carpenter’s Son (reputed)||Mat 13:55|
|He Humbled Himself unto death||Phl 2:8|
|A Stranger and an Alien||Psa 69:8|
|A Man of Sorrows||Isa 53:3|
|A Worm, and no Man||Psa 22:6|
|Accursed of God (or the Curse of God)||Deu 21:23|
- He Was Pierced for Our Transgressions (disciplesofhope.wordpress.com)
- The Power of the Cross. (angelamccauley.wordpress.com)
04/14/2015Posted by on
These passage are given here to produce wonder and awe inspired by the revelation of the Dear One, beloved, redeemer–the Lord God!
|Thou hast made Him a little lower than the angels. Hbr 2:7|
|The Man||Jhn 19:5|
|The Man Christ Jesus||1Ti 2:5|
|A Man approved of God||Act 2:22|
|The Second Man, the Lord from heaven||1Cr 15:47|
|The Son of Man||Mar 10:33|
|The Son of Abraham||Mat 1:1|
|The Son of David||Mat 1:1|
|The Son of Mary||Mar 6:3|
|The Son of Joseph (reputed)||Jhn 1:45|
|The Seed of the Woman||Gen 3:15|
|The Seed of Abraham||Gal 3:16, 19|
|Of the Seed of David||Rom 1:3|
04/11/2015Posted by on
Here are more names from the article on the Blue Letter Bible site about our the Lord God. Use these names to help you worship Him more deeply than you have in the past ever!! God bless you as you worship your Lord today!
|No man hath seen God at any time; he hath Declared Him. Jhn 1:18|
|The Word||Jhn 1:1|
|The Word was with God||Jhn 1:1|
|The Word was God||Jhn 1:1|
|The Word of God||Rev 19:13|
|The Word of Life||1Jo 1:1|
|The Word was made flesh||Jhn 1:14|
|The Image of God||2Cr 4:4|
|The Image of the Invisible God||Col 1:15|
|The Express Image of his Person||Hbr 1:3|
|The Brightness of his Glory||Hbr 1:3|
|Wisdom||Pro 8:12, 22|
|The Wisdom of God||1Cr 1:24|
|The Power of God||1Cr 1:24|
|My Messenger||Isa 42:19|
|The Messenger of the Covenant||Mal 3:1|
|The Angel of Jehovah||Gen 22:15|
|The Angel of God||Gen 31:11, 13;Exd 14:19|
|The Angel of his presence||Isa 63:9|
03/28/2015Posted by on
Costly grace and why it costs go much from Dietrich Bonhoeffer (The Cost of Discipleship)
Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will go and sell all that he has. It is the pearl of great price to buy which the merchant will sell all his goods. It is the kingly rule of Christ, for whose sake a man will pluck out the eye which causes him to stumble; it is the call of Jesus Christ at which the disciple leaves his nets and follows him.
Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock.
Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son: “ye were bought at a price,” and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us. Above all, it is grace because God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life, but delivered him up for us. Costly grace is the Incarnation of God.
03/02/2015Posted by on
Isaiah 9 English Standard Version (ESV)
For to Us a Child Is Born
9 But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
2 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
3 You have multiplied the nation;
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
4 For the yoke of his burden,
and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
and every garment rolled in blood
will be burned as fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
02/26/2015Posted by on
Worship Him through realizing all He is to you. His names, titles, and characters help us understand who He really is. Here are more that help us know Him better.
|Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Jhn 8:58. Holy, Holy, Holy is Jehovah of Hosts. Isa 6:3|
|The Lord Jehovah||Isa 40:10|
|Jehovah my God||Zec 14:5|
|Jehovah of Hosts||Isa 6:3; Jhn 12:41|
|Jehovah, God of Hosts||Hsa 12:4, 5;Gen 32:24|
|The King, Jehovah of Hosts||Isa 6:5|
|The Strong and Mighty Jehovah||Psa 24:8|
|Jehovah, mighty in battle||Psa 24:8|
|The Man, Jehovah’s Fellow||Zec 13:7|
|Jehovah-tsidkenu (the Lord our righteousness)||Jer 23:6|
|The Lord||Rom 10:13; Joe 2:32|
|The Lord of Glory||1Cr 2:8|
|The Same||Hbr 1:12; Psa 102:27|
|I am||Exd 3:14; Jhn 8:24|
|I am (before Abraham was)||Jhn 8:58|
|I am (whom they sought to kill)||Jhn 18:5, 6|
|I am (the Son of Man lifted up)||Jhn 8:28|
|I am (the Resurrection and the Life)||Jhn 11:25|