Thursday, July 28, 2011

Believing is the way to prosperity

How can we be sure that Christianity is the best religion? It is the role of the bible to be up to date like Jesus Christ is alpha and omega, we will find the history of the chosen people accompanied by the Word where we can be liberated and grow in our faith to obtain eternal life. John 3, 14-15 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.

The modern world is retaining our interest by constantly renewing itself with new technology, and scientist are always looking for proof to identity what we should put any trust in but blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed John 20, 29

We must attach ourselves to the bible for all information that can enrich us. I believe that the information acquired by reading for ourselves or by listening to passages are the most suited to start our best education. Interpretation or teachings from more experienced people are also a blessing. Bibles may differ slightly from a translation to another, but the meaning remains to my knowledge the same.

Too many among us are not questioning themselves and are living for the soul purpose of their personal wellbeing; we may think that it is a natural course of nature as we may recall the parable of the sower but we mustn’t dismiss the existence of evil that omits the better purpose of life witch is to share love. We must in fact receive the word to assure ourselves with the better chances of realising success toward eternal life. Believing in the word and acting upon it is a sure way to God. Sad is the fact that many Christian are in fact poor examples. In this world of foolishness we may find heroic deeds of self sacrifice in a warzone but forgetting neighbours and God in peacetime. Facts remain that god loves the humble not the pretentious. John 13, 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

Many groups, organisations or associations are looking for justice in a free sharing world for example, but how is the world progressing? I hope that no matter what, someday we may all show the charity of holding one another’s hand. I think that charity is the blessing of a stranger, it is gratitude asking nothing in return, it is the simple smile our even being stoic with those in that mood. But a smile and sympathy seems to me the way to better enrichment.

What is the evolution that we would want universal for ourselves and those that we love? What is the greatest force known to men? We often declare that there is no greater force than love. Than if love is the greatest force, the evolution of mankind should be to become mostly made of love, and love is identified with light. Romans 13, 10-12 10 Love does no harm to its neighbour. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 11 And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armour of light. We are week and the worldly desires are so at hand but we must remember love where we must elaborate mankind’s evolution and personally our own interest for eternal life. Moderation is always in good taste to what ever tends to be worldly lust. God through the word wants us to forget of worldly lust because he knows that we are weak, and we should admit that in spite of every effort of our part we will always remain sinners, and God will always be there to forgive our sins, and we must always be praising the lord Jesus-Christ.

How do we want to be protected? The answer is simple, to me it is to be received by the All Mighty, love that doesn’t hurt, that nourishes and heals.

The culture that mankind chooses is what may complete is evolution. Today we may rapidly travel the world and bring help to our fellow man from one end to the other, for the distance holding us apart are continuously being conquered. We must love to be strong, the more we love, the stronger we will get and the closer we will be from one another. Love is what delivers us from the world of lust and stagnation. Can mankind unite? Love is what brings us together. I think of John the Baptist: Jean 3, 28-29 you yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. From Paul: Romans 5, 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 1 Corinthians 7, 12-14 12 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. Paul was not at ease with the previous declaration but I do believe that he did transmit the Lords wishes for our understanding. Ephesians 2, 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. God is true and faithful John 3 17-18 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. Believing is reaching for the help of perfect love and forgiveness; no one can pretend to be perfect. Fulfilling all scriptures Jesus was condemned to be crucified, pure innocence, he was love that was not recognised.

Praise the Lord Jesus, the son of God made man so that all mankind can be helped to reach the fathers eternal love.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It is good to be submitted to God

Hebrews 10, 1-18

The Jews where chosen to be an example to the world. From a law that first guided them came true liberty through a new covenant.

Obeying God is following Jesus commandments, he wants us to love one another as he loved us, so, we must sacrifice ourselves for others. Of course no one equals the master but we must recognise the institution of love and charity.

John 28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” 29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

1 John 4, 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

I sometime wondered how can my neighbour be so indifferent, and I saw myself worst at so many times. Rare are the prayers of the heart and the preoccupation toward justice. In the Bible we learn that before Christ the chosen people had to make physical sacrifices to redeem themselves but to often the task couldn’t be met. Hebrew 10 3-4 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. 4 It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Hebrew 10, 9-10 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Now all we have to do are prayers through faith, for ourselves and others.

We may all want to bless one another but how often do we really take care of God’s business, which is really sharing the word and prosperity. I want to had here that prosperity through the word is more moral than financial. Never the less: James 1, 25 But those who look intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continue in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. James 2, 14-17 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

But the ways of the world are still bringing us away from true happiness.

I am from Qu├ębec Province in Canada, decades have past and now the attendance to church on Sunday is very low. I have myself been going on and off so many times, but I am again on the better track.

It is to me a great shame that what can really save the world is being put aside. A well established catholic church is disappearing. Some people are claiming that it had to much of a political hold and they was of course so many scandals, and worst unpunished scandals like sexual abused and rudeness towards orphans and aboriginals. How can the word progress when it is not perceived through reading but from the mouth of traitors?

The truth must be promoted, but the guilty must also be punished by the authorities. We have a bill of wrights where crimes are clearly identified and where no residents are excluded. Where we recognise criminal responsibility we must let the authorities do there work, not to deprive true teaching but to denounce the guilty.

Paul was a Christian persecutor but he changed and became an apostle of great value. The following verses from Paul and than from Peter are to me a little of the chart if you can accept my criticisms. Paul wrote letters and would talk to specific people about particular situation and we must understand that sometime different solutions are at hand; and peace is better than blood shed. Just by reading kings of the bible we understand that rulers are not always good. But we must pray for everybody. So the verses are probably original but we must also consider the context or situation at hand, although it is not mentioned. I believe in a better ruling system in a democratic world.

Romans 13, 1-5 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

We may understand that the church first grew by not interfering in political affairs.

1 Pierre 2, 13-17 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of the foolish. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love your fellow believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

In our civilised and democratic world, it is easy to understand that the authorities are well intentioned and at our service. But many individuals are using the liberty masking their wrong intentions. Still if we must not judge prematurely we must recognise a crime when it is committed and let due process by law take action.

We all have a saying in the progress of our society. We must make our claims so they can be eared and exercised.

It is to me great sorrow that the church ore religion is less considered when Jesus-Christ remains the saviour of the world.

Bless is the lord Jesus-Christ, the son of God made man who died and was resurrected for the freedom of mankind.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The corner stone

Believing in the son of God Jesus, is believing in the love of God and his compassion, godly love that came to earth for the redemption of man kind. The word is the teaching of the way to haven by means of faith, at first, a written law was established to oppose extreme pagan conditions that we find in the Old Testament, than a knew covenant was prophesies and established with the coming of Jesus-Christ where the word is capture by the heart first for greater understanding by the mind with the spirit and the grace of God.

Jeremiah 33 “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”

Micah 18 Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of his special people? You will not stay angry with your people forever, because you delight in showing unfailing love. 19 Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean! 20 You will show us your faithfulness and unfailing love as you promised to our ancestors Abraham and Jacob long ago

I believe all bibles to be much alike and a blessing for salvation; but here I must say that many translations will forget about the capstone by translating continually the corner stone. I find it refreshing to appreciate the culmination of a building that is the spiritual church New International Version (©1984) Psalms 118, 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;

I suggest to keep in mind that the Old Testament announces the Knew. The Jews believed in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. History was established mostly when God rescued them from Egypt and with the laws transferred by Moses. Still under the knew covenant we must constantly revised ourselves, where individually we must examine our taken path and behaviour so that we do not exchange faith for dues, being under grace is for those that deserve it. Mathew 7, 24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

I am not a scholar of any sort but I am learning something about the bible. I write by my understanding and inspiration. I am such a sinner so how can I be good to reveal any of the Lord’s strength or teaching? The inspiration is mostly what I depend on to be better than myself. We must abandon ourselves to the Lord, because he is the only one we can depend on.

We must appreciate the teaching and effort that went into the construction of the bible and we must ad our testimony by what ever means we can find to evolve with our neighbour in the better sense.

In big cities for example, as we look around at all the technology, the sciences surrounding us, we may understand the extended value brought to nature by man, but it takes a greater understanding or control to appreciate the freedom of cities, because raw nature is always beneficial as we move closer to the country side. Love oversees everything, evolution in love is always beneficial and the heart understands it.

Our world today like through history faces many distresses. We can hold mankind responsible and God for being at time jealous of Idols or being forgotten. Still I do not want to explain major nature catastrophes that loose so many innocent lives, but we must remember that life on earth is short and what about today’s man capacity to deal with such disaster, if only honest unification of love was established?

The bible may be complete; there are still so many stories of saints and great worshipers that are poorly publicised. Like for science where we use the knowledge of transcription to move forward, we should be writing allsorts of songs, hymns, adjacent books and stories to publish and create scenarios for movies and television. It is a shame that we are what we eat and that we do not eat the proper food. We still say that there is no greater power than love. Faith can move mountains, so can love true faith.

We must save our soul and the way to do so is by giving it to the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1, 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength. God wants our happiness. Marc8, 35-36 35For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?

Must we sacrifice ourselves? God knows all hearts and all good deeds are God pleasing but if the Old Testament is based on the fear of God the Knew brings forward hope and redemption. Like man uses books and knowledge to advance in new technologies, the Bible nourishes all those interested.

Giving is the secret to gathering a treasure, a divine treasure as we must understand has nothing to do with material things but is spiritual for a better life on earth and in heaven. Jesus gave his life and was resurrected by the Father, so that we do the same.

James 1,25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does.

There is nothing to be won by wars except peace and peace comes only with the light of God. Micah is a great book to read that resumes much sense of the bible. To me a way to read the Bible is by knowing the reality of it for historical facts where prophesies are clearly announced and by acknowledging different scales where we determine prophesies or life examples to be adopted, and to do so we must have the light of God inside of us to understand the hurt and aspiration of God’s children, as also the determination and perseverance mostly declared by the word of God trough the prophets. Wars are conquered by arms of light and the love of God.

The Christ was prophesise by is place of birth, in the distress where an example is to be retained for eternal life: The corner stone. Micah 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah ,out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel ,whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

Isaiah 16 So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.

Interesting is the following verse that testifies of people hypocrisy: Isaiah 15 You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death, with the grave we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.”

Jesus represents truthfulness and fidelity: Mathew 7, 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. We must recognise ourselves as sinners and declare ourselves as such and throw ourselves to the mercy of the Lord.

John 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

Roman 10, 4-13. 4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

5 Moses describes in this way the righteousness that is by the law: “The man who does these things will live by them.” 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 11 As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Bless the Lord! Now and forever, amen.