• Perhaps it’s because Jesus’ message was love and redemption, Mohammad’s message was conquest. Mohammad’s message Not so good for the sake of humanity
    Perhaps it’s because Jesus’ message was love and redemption, Mohammad’s message was conquest. Mohammad’s message Not so good for the sake of humanity
    1 Comments 0 Shares
  • Living truth Daily Devotion, 2019-08-09
    IMPUTED
    God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
    The opening verse of this devotion, from Paul’s letter to the Church at Corinth, gives one of the most important truths that we can ever come to learn: we can only become what Christ is in our standing and position before God because Christ became what we are in His standing and position before God.

    The phrase that theologians have used for this is “imputed righteousness.” Imputed implies that it is not an inherent one within ourselves. Christ’s sin was not inherently in Himself. Rather, our sin was imputed to Him and His righteousness was imputed to us. Therefore, when Jesus Christ went to the cross, His standing before His Father changed. He who knew no sin was made to be sin. This was not His own sin, but sin was imputed to Him.

    Jesus Christ hung on that cross before His Father as a murderer, rapist, liar and a cheat. Everything Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, and even what us were, Jesus was on the cross. He was declared a sinner before His Father. We may never come to understand what it was like for Jesus emotionally and spiritually to be made sin before His Father. We may say that it is not fair and, of course, it is not. But neither is the other side of the equation fair.

    The imputed sin on Christ and the imputed righteousness on us have nothing to do with our track records. This is not about His behaviour or our behaviour. For us, it is simply saying, “Thank You. You took my sin in Your body on the cross.”

    This gives us tremendous confidence on Judgment Day. If we put any confidence in our track record, we are deluding ourselves. Our grounds for confidence are based entirely upon the fact that Jesus Christ is our substitute. Jesus substituted Himself for our sin on the cross and now He substitutes our sin for Himself in our standing before God. John tells us, “This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: in this world we are like Jesus” (1 John 4:17).

    Our imputed righteousness is about our standing before God and our imparted righteousness is about our growth in righteousness and holiness. It is humbling for us to acknowledge that apart from Christ we are nothing and have nothing. God credits to us what we do not deserve and cannot earn because Jesus imputed to us His standing. May we rejoice in our peace and standing with God because of Jesus and live lives that reflect Christ’s imputed righteousness to us.

    Prayer: Dear God, thank You that Jesus’ righteousness has been imputed in me so that my standing before You is perfect and pure. Praise You, God!
    Living truth Daily Devotion, 2019-08-09 IMPUTED God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) The opening verse of this devotion, from Paul’s letter to the Church at Corinth, gives one of the most important truths that we can ever come to learn: we can only become what Christ is in our standing and position before God because Christ became what we are in His standing and position before God. The phrase that theologians have used for this is “imputed righteousness.” Imputed implies that it is not an inherent one within ourselves. Christ’s sin was not inherently in Himself. Rather, our sin was imputed to Him and His righteousness was imputed to us. Therefore, when Jesus Christ went to the cross, His standing before His Father changed. He who knew no sin was made to be sin. This was not His own sin, but sin was imputed to Him. Jesus Christ hung on that cross before His Father as a murderer, rapist, liar and a cheat. Everything Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, and even what us were, Jesus was on the cross. He was declared a sinner before His Father. We may never come to understand what it was like for Jesus emotionally and spiritually to be made sin before His Father. We may say that it is not fair and, of course, it is not. But neither is the other side of the equation fair. The imputed sin on Christ and the imputed righteousness on us have nothing to do with our track records. This is not about His behaviour or our behaviour. For us, it is simply saying, “Thank You. You took my sin in Your body on the cross.” This gives us tremendous confidence on Judgment Day. If we put any confidence in our track record, we are deluding ourselves. Our grounds for confidence are based entirely upon the fact that Jesus Christ is our substitute. Jesus substituted Himself for our sin on the cross and now He substitutes our sin for Himself in our standing before God. John tells us, “This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: in this world we are like Jesus” (1 John 4:17). Our imputed righteousness is about our standing before God and our imparted righteousness is about our growth in righteousness and holiness. It is humbling for us to acknowledge that apart from Christ we are nothing and have nothing. God credits to us what we do not deserve and cannot earn because Jesus imputed to us His standing. May we rejoice in our peace and standing with God because of Jesus and live lives that reflect Christ’s imputed righteousness to us. Prayer: Dear God, thank You that Jesus’ righteousness has been imputed in me so that my standing before You is perfect and pure. Praise You, God!
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • Living Truth Daily Devotion, 2019-08-08
    Christ Jesus the Lord
    “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord...” (Colossians 2:6)

    “What’s in a name?” is a famous question from William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. Even though we have two names, and the second is usually our family name, when we look at the name “Jesus Christ,” it does not mean “Christ” is Jesus’ family name. Rather, the name “Christ” is a title, which means, “the anointed one.” Like Queen Elizabeth, we do not call her Elizabeth Queen because “Queen” is not her family name but a title that sets her apart. Similarly, the name “Christ” sets Jesus apart.

    Paul puts three titles of Jesus in one sentence to tell us three things we receive when we believe in Him, “just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him” (Colossians 2:6). Firstly, we have received Christ, who is the divine One. Paul goes on to explain, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness” (Colossians 2:9-10). Because the fullness of God lives in Christ, and the fullness of Christ lives in us; therefore, everything God is comes to live within us!

    Secondly, we have received Jesus, which is His human person. As the Father declared in a unique way at Jesus’ baptism, “This is My Son, whom I love” (Matthew 3:17), Jesus declared to His disciples, “Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). We become sons of God only by being in Christ, so we share His Sonship as John writes, “Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12-13).

    Thirdly, we have received Him as Lord, which is His function as reigning Lord. When Jesus Christ becomes our Lord, there are wonderful facets. He forgives us, cleanses us and guarantees us heaven when we die, because we have already received that gift of eternal life. But do not divide Him up as though His lordship was an optional extra. That is who He is and He comes to take that role in our lives.

    When we acknowledge and receive Christ Jesus the Lord, we are set apart by declaring that His deity, sonship and lordship lives in our life through His Spirit. The Spirit of the Lord Jesus knows exactly what it is like to be human. He faced all the struggles of humanity and is able to help us. He knows the pressures that we face and He is not helping us from a distance, but lives within our hearts. Now, doesn’t the name “Christ Jesus the Lord” just comfort us?

    Prayer: Praise the name of Christ Jesus the Lord, who dwells within me. Thank You that You are not far away but near and close to me.
    Living Truth Daily Devotion, 2019-08-08 Christ Jesus the Lord “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord...” (Colossians 2:6) “What’s in a name?” is a famous question from William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. Even though we have two names, and the second is usually our family name, when we look at the name “Jesus Christ,” it does not mean “Christ” is Jesus’ family name. Rather, the name “Christ” is a title, which means, “the anointed one.” Like Queen Elizabeth, we do not call her Elizabeth Queen because “Queen” is not her family name but a title that sets her apart. Similarly, the name “Christ” sets Jesus apart. Paul puts three titles of Jesus in one sentence to tell us three things we receive when we believe in Him, “just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him” (Colossians 2:6). Firstly, we have received Christ, who is the divine One. Paul goes on to explain, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness” (Colossians 2:9-10). Because the fullness of God lives in Christ, and the fullness of Christ lives in us; therefore, everything God is comes to live within us! Secondly, we have received Jesus, which is His human person. As the Father declared in a unique way at Jesus’ baptism, “This is My Son, whom I love” (Matthew 3:17), Jesus declared to His disciples, “Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). We become sons of God only by being in Christ, so we share His Sonship as John writes, “Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12-13). Thirdly, we have received Him as Lord, which is His function as reigning Lord. When Jesus Christ becomes our Lord, there are wonderful facets. He forgives us, cleanses us and guarantees us heaven when we die, because we have already received that gift of eternal life. But do not divide Him up as though His lordship was an optional extra. That is who He is and He comes to take that role in our lives. When we acknowledge and receive Christ Jesus the Lord, we are set apart by declaring that His deity, sonship and lordship lives in our life through His Spirit. The Spirit of the Lord Jesus knows exactly what it is like to be human. He faced all the struggles of humanity and is able to help us. He knows the pressures that we face and He is not helping us from a distance, but lives within our hearts. Now, doesn’t the name “Christ Jesus the Lord” just comfort us? Prayer: Praise the name of Christ Jesus the Lord, who dwells within me. Thank You that You are not far away but near and close to me.
    0 Comments 1 Shares
  • Living Truth Daily Devotion, 2019-08-06
    VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE
    “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3 ESV)

    At the end of the day, do our Christian beliefs and doctrine matter? Isn’t the all-important thing how we behave? Of course, how we behave is important, but why do we behave the way that we behave?

    Imagine an iceberg, the tip of it is visible while the remainder of it is invisible, hidden beneath the water. Visible things are the actions but the invisible parts are beliefs: what a person believes to be right and true. These beliefs cause a person to develop their values: what is important and what is not important; where do we spend our energy and not spend our energy.
    In other words, beneath the surface are our beliefs and values that are expressed visibly through our actions; our actions do not exist in isolation but are a result of what lies under the surface.

    Although our actions are important symptoms––because we are told on Judgement Day that we will be judged based on our actions––when we look at Jesus’ teachings, it is primarily about belief and not behaviour. Why? Because what we believe, the foundation, is the cause of our behaviour. The psalmist asks, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). If the foundations, our beliefs, are faulty, everything else is going to be faulty. When there is a disconnection between what we believe and how we behave, the reality is we do not actually believe what we say we believe and our foundation crumbles.

    When we find ourselves coming to a place like this and saying, “Well, I’m a Christian and I’m part of a church, where there are certain things that I believe,” but we behave totally differently at home, we do not actually believe it. We may have accepted it as true but we do not actually believe because it is not the driving force of understanding in our life. To live superficially is to live on the basis of behaviour only. But we need to live where our behaviour is utterly consistent with what we believe and know to be true. Paul tells us, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
    Our spiritual experience begins in the mind with our knowing and believing. This is why it is important to understand what we believe because our convictions and beliefs will be the cause of our actions.

    May our visible behaviour be an authentic reflection of God’s invisible truth from His Word that we hide in our hearts.

    Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for revealing Yourself to us through Your word. May my visible actions be a reflection of Your truth hidden in me.
    Living Truth Daily Devotion, 2019-08-06 VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3 ESV) At the end of the day, do our Christian beliefs and doctrine matter? Isn’t the all-important thing how we behave? Of course, how we behave is important, but why do we behave the way that we behave? Imagine an iceberg, the tip of it is visible while the remainder of it is invisible, hidden beneath the water. Visible things are the actions but the invisible parts are beliefs: what a person believes to be right and true. These beliefs cause a person to develop their values: what is important and what is not important; where do we spend our energy and not spend our energy. In other words, beneath the surface are our beliefs and values that are expressed visibly through our actions; our actions do not exist in isolation but are a result of what lies under the surface. Although our actions are important symptoms––because we are told on Judgement Day that we will be judged based on our actions––when we look at Jesus’ teachings, it is primarily about belief and not behaviour. Why? Because what we believe, the foundation, is the cause of our behaviour. The psalmist asks, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). If the foundations, our beliefs, are faulty, everything else is going to be faulty. When there is a disconnection between what we believe and how we behave, the reality is we do not actually believe what we say we believe and our foundation crumbles. When we find ourselves coming to a place like this and saying, “Well, I’m a Christian and I’m part of a church, where there are certain things that I believe,” but we behave totally differently at home, we do not actually believe it. We may have accepted it as true but we do not actually believe because it is not the driving force of understanding in our life. To live superficially is to live on the basis of behaviour only. But we need to live where our behaviour is utterly consistent with what we believe and know to be true. Paul tells us, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2). Our spiritual experience begins in the mind with our knowing and believing. This is why it is important to understand what we believe because our convictions and beliefs will be the cause of our actions. May our visible behaviour be an authentic reflection of God’s invisible truth from His Word that we hide in our hearts. Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for revealing Yourself to us through Your word. May my visible actions be a reflection of Your truth hidden in me.
    0 Comments 1 Shares
  • It is about doing it! It is about fulfilling the prophecy of the Tanakh and of Jesus Christ. Jesus told Peter he would build his church upon this rock and that he would give him the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Peter fulfilled Jesus’s prophecy and went to Rome to become the first pope.

    We should fulfil the Lord’s Prayer, that is we should create our FATHERS KINGDOM, on EARTH as in HEAVEN, namely the white tribe which mirrors HEAVEN, with precedence starting with the old POWER and GLORY that is Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome then Britain etc and which lasts FOREVER. Amen.
    It is about doing it! It is about fulfilling the prophecy of the Tanakh and of Jesus Christ. Jesus told Peter he would build his church upon this rock and that he would give him the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Peter fulfilled Jesus’s prophecy and went to Rome to become the first pope. We should fulfil the Lord’s Prayer, that is we should create our FATHERS KINGDOM, on EARTH as in HEAVEN, namely the white tribe which mirrors HEAVEN, with precedence starting with the old POWER and GLORY that is Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome then Britain etc and which lasts FOREVER. Amen.
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • “Instruments of #Suffering”
    April 16 For #dogs have #surrounded me; A band of #evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. #Psalm 22:16
    Listen to today's Devotional

    Traditionally, the Romans attached criminals to their crosses with ropes; using spikes was an added instance of cruelty. Setting a crown of thorns – sharp enough and strong enough to literally dig beneath the skin – onto Jesus’ head was a further act of hateful malice, completely unnecessary and without precedent. The cross was painful enough, but to crucify this “criminal,” the Romans made it altogether excruciating.

    Envision the mallet used to drive the spikes into the wood of the cross. Imagine being the one who drove in the nails. The mallet provided the force, and the spike provided the edge. Together, they cut through the skin, crushed bone, and sliced through nerve endings. Jesus felt the pain. There was no anesthesia, no pain-killer, nothing to lessen the sheer agony of two cruel instruments of – let's call it what it was – torture.

    Think about the crown of thorns; consider the insult it represented to Jesus' rightful authority, and the way forcing it onto His body must have sent pain from the top of Jesus' head down to the bottom of His pierced feet. By so spacing out His wounds, there was no spot on Jesus’ body that wasn't racked by pain.
    The spiritual truth is that our sin – yours and mine – made this pain necessary.

    Prayer
    Jesus, it is overwhelming to think about how Your body was crushed on my behalf. Thank You for being pierced for me. I am truly sorry for the sins I have committed that made this sacrifice so essential. I did this to You, Jesus. Now that I see my guilt and the pain it has caused You, please Lord grant me the grace to forgive others just the way You have forgiven me. https://mailchi.mp/4e048c9699a0/last-supper-p11xhrx3h5-452217?e=9cbe669f39
    “Instruments of #Suffering” April 16 For #dogs have #surrounded me; A band of #evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. #Psalm 22:16 Listen to today's Devotional Traditionally, the Romans attached criminals to their crosses with ropes; using spikes was an added instance of cruelty. Setting a crown of thorns – sharp enough and strong enough to literally dig beneath the skin – onto Jesus’ head was a further act of hateful malice, completely unnecessary and without precedent. The cross was painful enough, but to crucify this “criminal,” the Romans made it altogether excruciating. Envision the mallet used to drive the spikes into the wood of the cross. Imagine being the one who drove in the nails. The mallet provided the force, and the spike provided the edge. Together, they cut through the skin, crushed bone, and sliced through nerve endings. Jesus felt the pain. There was no anesthesia, no pain-killer, nothing to lessen the sheer agony of two cruel instruments of – let's call it what it was – torture. Think about the crown of thorns; consider the insult it represented to Jesus' rightful authority, and the way forcing it onto His body must have sent pain from the top of Jesus' head down to the bottom of His pierced feet. By so spacing out His wounds, there was no spot on Jesus’ body that wasn't racked by pain. The spiritual truth is that our sin – yours and mine – made this pain necessary. Prayer Jesus, it is overwhelming to think about how Your body was crushed on my behalf. Thank You for being pierced for me. I am truly sorry for the sins I have committed that made this sacrifice so essential. I did this to You, Jesus. Now that I see my guilt and the pain it has caused You, please Lord grant me the grace to forgive others just the way You have forgiven me. https://mailchi.mp/4e048c9699a0/last-supper-p11xhrx3h5-452217?e=9cbe669f39
    "Instruments of Suffering"
    The cross was painful enough, but to crucify this "criminal," the Romans made it altogether excruciating.
    MAILCHI.MP
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • In #Gods #Mercy
    March 9 "FOR I WILL BE #MERCIFUL TO THEIR #INIQUITIES, AND I WILL #REMEMBER THEIR #SINS #NOMORE." #Hebrews8:12 (notice that repentance isn't mentioned here. God requires repentance first. God requires a repentant heart / attitude. Jesus said Repent and Sin no More.)

    “I’m sure you noticed I left you out of my #prayers,” said the whiny little #boy to his #parents as he crawled in bed, #offended by their #discipline. He was #unwilling to #letitgo.


    When #God #forgives us, He no longer lets our sin #influence His #feelings toward us. He lets it go. The #disciples #crushed #Jesus’ #heart that night in #Gethsemane when they #snored while He #wept. But Jesus didn’t let the #failure of His #followers #influence His #future #fellowship with them.


    God’s #promise of mercy includes the #dismissal of every #offense we’ve #committed #againstHim. https://mailchi.mp/winningwalk/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452017?e=9cbe669f39 #crushing #dailyquotes #dailyinspiration #victory #amen #dailymotivation #christian #devotions #BibleStudy #DailyDevotion #JesusChrist #Yeshuah #Messiah #Salvation #Truth #Forgiveness #TheGospel
    In #Gods #Mercy March 9 "FOR I WILL BE #MERCIFUL TO THEIR #INIQUITIES, AND I WILL #REMEMBER THEIR #SINS #NOMORE." #Hebrews8:12 (notice that repentance isn't mentioned here. God requires repentance first. God requires a repentant heart / attitude. Jesus said Repent and Sin no More.) “I’m sure you noticed I left you out of my #prayers,” said the whiny little #boy to his #parents as he crawled in bed, #offended by their #discipline. He was #unwilling to #letitgo. When #God #forgives us, He no longer lets our sin #influence His #feelings toward us. He lets it go. The #disciples #crushed #Jesus’ #heart that night in #Gethsemane when they #snored while He #wept. But Jesus didn’t let the #failure of His #followers #influence His #future #fellowship with them. God’s #promise of mercy includes the #dismissal of every #offense we’ve #committed #againstHim. https://mailchi.mp/winningwalk/the-truest-freedom-you-can-ever-experience-452017?e=9cbe669f39 #crushing #dailyquotes #dailyinspiration #victory #amen #dailymotivation #christian #devotions #BibleStudy #DailyDevotion #JesusChrist #Yeshuah #Messiah #Salvation #Truth #Forgiveness #TheGospel
    In God’s Mercy
    When God forgives us, He no longer lets our sin influence His feelings toward us.
    MAILCHI.MP
    0 Comments 0 Shares

No results to show

No results to show

No results to show

No results to show

No results to show