Be Thankful to God for Something That Happened Today……

 

Enter His gates with thanksgiving.” During the Exodus one of the reasons why the people could not enter the promised land is because of their grumbling and complaining,(ref, Ex 16*2, Num 11*1, Num 14). Be thankful to God for something that happened today. Thank Him that after the death of Jesus the curtain in the temple into the Holy of Holies was torn in two and that the way in is now open for us to enter in. Thank God that we are now “Seated with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2*6 and bless His name.
> “Enter His courts with praise” Worship God in your native language and the language of the Holy Spirit.
> Some find that instrumental music at this stage can help.
> Things like currents events or problems will come to your mind. Acknowledge them and write them down.
> You will come back to them later, so release the tensions and anxieties about them to the Lord and refuse to think about them again.
> Temptation often arrives next. Refuse to dwell on it, if necessary quote scripture and it will go. “Resist the Devil and he will flee from you.”(ref,James 4*7)
> In becoming still, do not try to do anything except concentrate your thoughts on God. Some find meditating on a passage of scripture or contemplating about an aspect of the Godhead useful.
> Then let God direct your thoughts to where He wants to take you.
> During the time of receiving do not attempt to analyse what you are getting, as this will interrupt the flow of revelation.
> Record what you receive, thank God for it and then meditate/pray about it.

If you do not feel that you can meditate, a good question to ask is, are you able to worry? Worrying is meditating on the wrong things!! Christian meditation is not emptying the mind but dwelling on the goodness of God in every situation. Paul in scripture even commands us to meditate this way:

“Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. (Literally ponder these things) These things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”(Phillipians 4*8-9)

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.”(ref,Rom 16*20)

Jesus Christ is free Gift of Salvation is Available to all of Mankind.

Jesus Christ said, “Let not your heart be troubled…I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; where I am there you may be also….I am the Way, the Truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me” (ref,John 14*1, 3, 6 ).

> Jesus Christ is free gift of salvation is available to all of mankind. God is “faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (ref,1 John 1*9).

• Sinful man becomes “new creation” in Christ (ref,2 Corinthians 5*17).

• Jesus Christ breathed upon them and said, “receive the Holy Spirit” (ref,John 20*22). “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I (Jesus) have said to you” (ref,John 14*26).

> Jesus Christ calls and strengthens us to follow Him so that we might fulfill the commandment to carry this gospel to the world (ref,Acts 1*8).

> Death has no hold on those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. When the earthly bodies of God’s children die, they will go to live with the Father and “dwell in the House of the Lord forever” (ref,Psalm 23*6).

 

 

Nine Biblical Attributes of Fruits of Spirit……


The fruit of the Spirit is a physical manifestation of a Christian’s transformed life. In order to mature as believers, we should study and understand the attributes of the ninefold fruit:

Love – “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him” (ref,1 John 4*16). Through Jesus Christ, our greatest goal is to do all things in love. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails” (ref,1 Corinthians 13*4-8).

Joy“The joy of the Lord is your strength” (ref,Nehemiah 8*10). “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (ref,Hebrews 12*2).

Peace“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (ref,Romans 5*1). “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (ref,Romans 15*13).

Longsuffering (patience) We are “strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness” (Colossians 1:11). “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love” (ref,Ephesians 4*2).

Gentleness (kindness) We should live “in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left” (ref,2 Corinthians 6*6-7).

Goodness“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power” (ref,2 Thessalonians 1*11). “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth” (ref,Ephesians 5*9).

Faith (faithfulness)“O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth” (Isaiah 25*1-9). “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith” (ref,Ephesians 3*16-17).

Meekness“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love”(ref,Ephesians 4*2).

Temperance (self-control) – “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love” (ref,2 Peter 1*5-7).

JESUS Christ is Offering You the Gift of Eternal Life

Jesus Christ is God Eternal Gift to you.
What does the crucifixion of Jesus Christ have to do with you?

God, who knows what you’re are made of, knew you could not live the sinless life necessary for heaven. So He decided to offer Himself in your place. He did that by becoming a man in the person of Jesus Christ, His own Son. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth.

 God had said the punishment for sin is death. Since we all have sinned (ref,Romans 3*23; 6*23), we needed someone sinless to die in our place. Jesus, being sinless, died in our place and became the saving grace of the world. He died for you! Romans 5*10 says, “For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!”

 The Bible says, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. . .” (ref,Acts 16*31). Attending church or performing good works will not contribute to your salvation. God saves you by His grace.

 Jesus Christ is offering you the gift of eternal life. Will you accept it by faith?

Jesus Christ has paid the debt of our sin, if we believe in Him………

 

It is based on the faith that God sent Jesus Christ as His Son to earth and that Jesus was crucified on a cross and rose to life again to pay the debt for sin. This was His purpose. We have all sinned against God and He provided the only way for atonement.

 Jesus was sent as our Savior to pay debt of our sin. God offers this gift for each of us and all we must do is accept His grace and forgiveness. In doing this, we acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,and He has taken on our debt of sin and paid it all for us.

“‘Come now, let us reason together,’ says the LORD. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool’” (ref,Isaiah 1*18).

 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him”(ref,John 3*16-17).

 Indeed, Jesus paid it all, especially for the lost and needy children of the world.

THE MIND Of CHRIST is given to believers(part 3)

The mind of Christ is given to believers through the Holy Spirit.(ref,1 Corinthians 2*10-12)says, “…but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.”

So, in order to have the mind of Christ, a person must first recieve or have the Holy Spirit. This comes with saving faith in Christ. (ref,Romans 8*9) says, “You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” After salvation, a believer’s responsibility is to yield to the Holy Spirit’s leading and let the Spirit transform his life.

And all old habits and desires that lead to our death or others death, they must be stopped in our hearts and thoughts, why? Because of the cause of allowing the words of God to live in us.

Fighting Temptation is Combat God Allows

 

Fighting temptation is combat God allows, to us because it is won or lost at the spiritual level, not in flesh, He desires that we endure when we are tempted and promises that there is a way out for us as victorious, When we are sorely tempted, it may not seem that there is a way out, but the God who made us knows what we can endure and bear, and it is He who provides a way of escape as winners.

(ref,1 Corinthians 10*13 says, “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can’t bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”

Depending on what His goal is in our lives, God’s way of escape might be to take us through the temptation, or He may give us strength to overcome it. His desire is that we don’t fall into temptation, but that we proceed through it and master it, rather than it mastering us. God wants us to overcome

(ref,1 Peter 1*3-8), reminds us, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

How to Have The Mind of Christ (part 2).

When believers have the mind of Christ, we understand God’s plan for the world and understand that He wants to bring about His purpose. It doesn’t mean that we are infallible and can start “playing God” in the lives of other people.

 The Bible describes several things that Jesus valued. With the mind of Christ, believers should value them as well.

> A desire to bring glory to God. In John 17*5, Jesus said, “And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”

> A longing to provide salvation for sinners. Luke 19*10 says, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

> A perspective on humility and obedience. Philippians 2*5-8 explains, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!”

> A compassionate heart. Matthew 9*36 shows Jesus’ compassion on the people, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”

HOW DO I BECOME a CHRISTIAN or Family of God……

 

Become a Christian Today!
How do I become a Christian? Once you have asked all your questions, weighed all the evidence, and tested all the arguments, you will ultimately be confronted with the basic question Jesus asked his own disciples in (ref,Matthew 16*15)

‘But who do you say that I am?’

Simon Peter replied:

‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’

What is your reply?

If you have come to the same conclusion as Simon Peter, you are a few steps away from having a personal relationship with our loving God. It is our sincere hope and prayer that each of you reach this conclusion, for we know that true happiness, joy and peace only come when we recognize our purpose for existing and yield our wills to our Creator. As you will see, Christianity is not based on a religious building, formula or ritual, it’s a matter of what you truly believe in your heart.

Become a Christian: Step through the Gospel
First, you can be sure that God loves you unconditionally and desires to have a personal relationship with you.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (ref,John 3*16).

Second, you need to admit your sinful nature to God, because this is what separates all of us from Him.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (ref,Romans 3*23).

Third, you should stop trying to please God through your own efforts, and realize that salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ is a gift that none of us deserves.

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (ref,Romans 5*8).

Finally, you just need to step in and truly accept God’s gift His Son, Jesus Christ.

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (ref,John 1*12).

So, now you know the basic steps to become a Christian. As a result, if you desire God’s gift of eternal life and fellowship with Him, you are as close as a sincere act of faith.

Jesus says,

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (ref,John 14*6).

Jesus also says,

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me”(ref,Revelation 3*20).

Receiving Jesus is a matter of truly asking Him to come into your life, to forgive your sins, and to become your Lord and Savior. It’s not merely an intellectual undertaking, but rather, an act of sincere faith and heart-felt will.

If you want to receive Jesus now, and accept His gift of salvation, it’s a matter of believing in Jesus Christ, repenting of your sins, and turning the rest of your life over to Him. This is not a ritual based on specific words, but rather, a prayerful guideline for your sincere step of faith.
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”(ref,Acts 2*38).

If you decided to become a Christian today, welcome to God’s family. Now, as a way to grow closer to Him, the Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment. •Get baptized as commanded by Christ.
> Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
> Spend time with God each day. It does not have to be a long period of time. Just develop the daily habit of praying to Him and reading His Word. Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible.
> Seek fellowship with other Christians. Develop a group of Christian friends to answer your questions and support you.
> Find a local church where you can worship God.
Did you become a follower of Jesus today? If YES! WELCOME IN A FAMILY OF GOD. or IF NO GOD STILL LOVE YOU 😊

Having The Mind of Christ……(part 1).

(ref,Corinthians 2*16) says, “‘For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.”

Having the mind of Christ means we “look at life from our Saviour’s point of view, having His values and desires in mind. It means to think God’s thoughts and not think as the world thinks.” It is a shared perspective of humility, compassion, and dependence on God.

 In 1 Corinthians, Paul is contrasting the unbeliever (the natural man) with the believer. When we have the mind of Christ, it is in contrast to the wisdom of man (verses 5-6). It involves wisdom from God, which was once hidden (verse 7) and it cannot be understood by those without the Spirit (verse 14). When we have the mind of Christ, we have discernment in spiritual matters (verse 15).