Friday, January 26, 2018
I hope in the day or time that I will really progress and make better sense around me. I do sometimes recall Jesus at work with my fellow building painters and sometimes I recall the work of God anywhere with hope to leave a proper message, but my mouth is shut most of the time. I should be a better exemple, in contrast, I still lose my temper and swear for no reason with no excuse from being physically tired or impatient.
My sister goes to church, so I know she has some good sense toward me, and me being the baby and her the oldest of the family, she always took special care of me; but my brothers don’t know me. One barred me from his home, on christmas day a few years ago, for disagreeing with him and because I decided to go at my other brother’s home instead of submitting to his requirements or dispute; after all, the lunch had been eaten and the gifts given. I didn’t care much for not having any gift, after all, I was not always at that reunion; in fact, I think that is why this brother was aggravated, because I missed some of his latest christmas reunion lunch parties since his divorce from his wife. I was late for a couple of parties given at noon, and misted his family because I chose to spend more time with my handicapped nephew that has severe cerebral palsy and wanted to view the movies I gave him at my other brother’s home.
This year I didn't give any gift to my nephew that is now close to thirty years old, and I think it frustrated his father. So in a discussion, on a subject of the night before on which I didn’t have much of an opinion, that he brings suddenly up before breakfast, I try to comment but he interrupts and tells me that we are not on the same wavelength and that he did not want to talk about it, and left the room. I thought of forgetting about it, but pursued with information on my smart phone, only to be told that I take things out of topic and not to bother him anymore, he added from something, I guess, going back a year or so, that I didn’t no my old testament and, lord knows why, that I was like a jihadist. Gross foolishness is what I get sometimes when I visit them around once or sometime twice a year, if not every two years or so, like if I was the radical one...If they were church goers, it would be a lot easier to communicate with them but my sister in law is an atheist and my brothers don’t practice there faith.
I was working once with an aggravating partner that was also a sort of foreman. Back at home after work, I could only find relief by destroying him in my thoughts, it took me some time to come back from that insanity, the same craziness with the misunderstanding with a first brother and now with my other brother which is the oldest. This year, after a breakfast for siblings reunion at a restaurant, one brother gives me pounds of salted chips and such, salted olives, and chocolate left over from his party, all the sodium and cholesterol needed to finish me off, and when we were all leaving the other one wished me happy new year and a healthy year, it kind of feels like a conspiracy, I know that they are not really against me, but there is no joke and the insignificant part is in the lack of recalling Jesus in the midst of everything.
Still, back home, There is no excuse for my outrageous thoughts now taking over in my solitude, scandalous murderous thoughts which I have always turn to in a voluntary fashion at certain times, it may be childish, like if I was ten years old again, but at the age of sixty one it is insanity and greatly against christian requirements . How is it possible? Borned and raised with violence on the television is no excuse but the consequence are to me also possible. I am so often far from being saint, yet I try to approach a sense of God’s freedom by learning the Word and sharing it. I must find more patience and pray more for forgiveness if I want a chance to make it near God’s work. Miracles do happen.
Outwards, I am civilised, but inwards I can be a mess with stress and regrets. It takes me time to recover and sense some of God's forgiveness for my deadly sins that scream of vengeance for feeling betrayed. It takes so much time to clean a heart of poison and so little to destroy everything. It is not so easy with osteoarthritis, it seems that bad thoughts agraves the condition. But crying in repent thinking of God sake on the cross helps for forgiveness because we can truly understand what we deserve. I know that we must abandon ourselves to God and not to our primal instinct, that God does procure instant cure, so I hope to find a proper and stable way to be the right person, and that is to let love take over. Everybody has love, it’s just that some people want to be right all the time, and sometimes it seems to be so by accusing the other person even without proper knowledge of the facts. I believe that humility is always a great part of love; and a way to confirm it is to put our pride in Jesus Christ and hope for forgiveness. If I could only learn to express the truth of the gospel, life would be worth living.
My life of solitude recalls me how I am always falling short. I did some work on my french blogs recently and now I find it attracting to do some translation. And I think God planned this post for me to translate at this time.
Allso, In today’s news, many are criticising the president Trump of the United State of America, but who is praying God to influence the president to make the better decisions? Criticizing has little substance compared to prayers. I believe that most of our anger resides in criticizing when we should be praying, blessing, and hoping.
16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
What we deserve:
Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.
The messiah was prophetise long before the coming of Christ. Liberty is given to those that accept Jesus Christ in there life. In Galatians 4:22-31, the allegori remains clearly identified today where the muslims are slaves and the christians are free. I find it very sad for the muslim, because they do not realise how they are under the ruling of the flesh; I believe that there women are persecuted and many must hope for deliverance. It is a shame that they can not know freedom because of the lack of teaching or for being afraid of reprisal from the men.
If I look at what freedom gives when we understand, and believe in it, my heart warms up from the forgiveness given by God’s love. But the world carries many distractions where it is also obvious that most people prefer the selfish pleasure of the flesh than to participate in the work of God and the help of others. Of course, anyone can practice good deeds, but God’s good deed is for the soul of everyone. Being christian is to pursue the work of God in a way of becoming a real saint. Personally, for me, only a miracle can save me, still it is possible and I do feel it sometimes. We are all sinners, and we will all die as such, only God’s forgiveness can save us. So, we must believe in the redemption brought to us by Jesus Christ.
Islam, with the scripture of the Quran, cannot grasp the true light that may shine in anyone. The muslim may try to be good but are restricted by their belief. To start, the women are not equal to men, and that, not because of male gender stubbornness in a world of men, but because of what is written in the Quran. In Genesis 5:2 there is no difference in a man and a woman both are made to the image of God to become mankind, and this saying is even greater in Galatians 3:28 where we are unified in Jesus Christ.
Mankind can be obedient, but is disobedient most of the time. So the muslim with their severe rules believe that they have the wright way, but they are wrong in the fundamentals. Jesus Christ says to love your enemy which they do not and they do not treat women as equal. And there is only Jesus Christ to redeem us by showing that a true God sent spirit can be holy in the flesh, surviving temptation and death all in the name of the Father.
10 So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac.” 11 And the thing was very displeasing to Abraham on account of his son. 12 But God said to Abraham, “Be not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your offspring be named. 13 And I will make a nation of the son of the slave woman also, because he is your offspring.”
I do believe that God can invite to his home people from different faith because He knows all hearts, but there is only one true version of God’s work, and that is christianity. The muslim may try to go through the small gate by following the Quran, but do not recognise the true spirit of charity by not recognising the work of God that sent his only begotten son that was crucified and resurrected. Also, many christian are far from following Jesus Christ. We must pray for each other.
The Muslims, like the Jews, are under a law of works instead of being under a law by faith and love. A true christian should not be part of an army that bears arms. We are all sinners and but a few shall really see God. Still, God forgives whom he wants.
Concerning the Gentiles, God says in the prophecy of Hosea, "Those who were not my people, I will now call my people. And I will love those whom I did not love before."
I compare the Jews to the muslim or vice versa. It is impossible to break the rule of the heart, we either believe in Jesus Christ being the son of God or we don’t and, if we believe, we must act by exemple.So rules under the flesh do not compare to rules under the spirit. With God’s blessing, anyone can acknowledge the truth in their heart.
I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
Like the Jews that do not believe in Jesus Christ, I think that the Muslims come from a very important tree and they are greatly part of a hopeful future.
For me, I read the old testament with prophecies in mind, and prophecies that reach the lord Jesus Christ. So I go beyond historical facts and understand that a union between hopeful people is a union that can be compared to hopeful in Christ and that union remains for eternity; and to me, true eternity comes from Jesus Christ. So we must all look to unite in love.
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Jesus gave his life so we might serve our fellow man with the sense of earning eternal life.
Like little children, we must accept the guidance given to us by our father that as sent our big brother to save us. In fact, Jesus his much more than a big brother, he is the Alpha and Omega that we must join.
I believe that one of our purpose in life is to practice charity. An easy guideline would be to do better than the pharisees, those hypocrites that judge others to the point of having Jesus Christ crucified...
The world is the same today, as it was when Christ walked the earth. Christianity as put forward a sense of brotherhood that today seems to have lost truthfulness by leaving God as a myth with empty churches. People are claiming human rights for other countries but having nothing to share of their house, condo, two cars, trips here and there, with those suffering around them...Politicians on the right want more and politicians on the left don’t believe in humanity like christians. This world of consumption and lust is made easy, so easy that the suffering do not have much of a voice, being descredit for not finding a way to succeed in this world of riches. Yes they are efforts being made, but not like recommended by God.
Sometime we must learn the hard way. The importance is in the lesson. And love is of the essence. An important link is the following: Matthew 11:28-30 also: 1 Corinthians 10:13 Even though we seem to fail, I believe that God says that there is still a way to succeed, it just might take more time.
Jesus is a teacher and a healer.
Our spiritual body is what we must cultivate for God is spirit.
In revelation 20 we learn that they will be peace on earth for a thousand years, so there is also life for our physical body; it is very commendable that mankind can achieve such a faith with the help of God. We must believe in the New Jerusalem and the coming of Jesus by doing good around us.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all
Sunday, October 22, 2017
We must keep faith in the truth and look forward to reach a higher state with trust in God which is forever faithful. Hebrews 6 Today, historical fact may be the premise of our faith but the word remains the truth, so blessed are those that believe without having seen.
Psalm 51, 17 15 O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
Isaiah 53, 5 5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
Some people have the strength and the health.
Hebrews 5, 12-14 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
Galatians 4, 18-20 18 It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always, not just when I am with you. 19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you, 20 how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you!
The little children do not know what is wrong and the gates to heaven are open to them, but it is true that discipline is required, in some, the fear of God is second to ful service by love where Jesus Christ culmunated with is self sacrifice.
Hebrews 6, 1-3
1 Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do, if God permits.
God wants us to approach him with the sense of doing good works, some may have an extraordinary gift, but not all have the same.
1 corinthians 7, 7 7 Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.
Hebrews 6 is an extraordinary chapter where Paul, in some, summarizes how we must strive to be like Christ, where gifts are available by love and faith. In our rich society, lust is commercialise and easily satisfied, so dead deeds are plentiful. But Jesus did come to save the sinners, and that means everyone. What can we do after having read the bible? We must of course acknowledge our better sense which should have been elevated. And what are we worth having faith when we are not studying the word of God? We must utilize the opportunities available to strengthen ourselves. For those that have the internet, their are few languages barriers. What I mean to say is that their is one God that loves us and that we should do our best to improve ourselves.
Hebrews 6, 17-18 17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.
My opinion by my knowledge, God’s promise is the proliferation of Abraham’s descendants and eternal life with Jesus Christ; all found in the bible, the oath, maybe love for eternity and God is faithful. The bible tells us of two acts irrevocables: The banishing of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden because of their unfaithfulness, and the redemption of everyone by Christ because of his faithfulness.
whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
1 John 2, 1-6 1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
Jesus suffered for the sins of everyone, even those that haven’t heard the word, the fact remains that God knows the heart of everyone.
Laborers in the Vineyard
9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’b 16 So the last will be first, and the first last.”
Fair is fair, and we must also rejoice in the happiness of others.
Luke 13, 25-27 25 When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ 26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’ More aberrant is Matthew 7, 21-24 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.
We must learn to follow the true meaning of the word. Matthew 7, 24 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. A force was sometime known to leave Jesus, for example when he healed the bleeding woman. And Jesus would often claim: "your faith has saved you". By the Father’s will, Jesus is always among us. He may be healing by the faith of the sick or by the faith of the healer. Luke 9,49-50 49 John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” 50 But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.”
Hebrews 4,1-3 1 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2 For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.a 3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said,
“So I declared on oath in my anger,
‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”b
And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.
Salvation is for everyone, and I believe that some people that haven’t heard the good news are also saved because God knows all hearts.
John 6, 28-29 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”
John 15,12-17 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants,a for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
Galatians 3, 29 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Galatians 4, 7 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
Bless is our lord Jesus the unique son of God, made man, died and resurrected by the father for the salvation of all humanity.
May the grace of the lord Jesus be with you all.