Monday, December 24, 2012

God loves us

How can we define or acknowledge God. I believe that God may choose to reach us rather than us being successful to find him just by looking for him. From the word of the bible and love from within, he explains to us what can be perfection for mankind. We are full of faults yet we can be perfected by his grace. Sometimes I believe that we chose to run away from God, otherwise we would  know him much better because he is constantly talking to us; by looking at the greatness of the universe is in a way listening to God if we open our hearth to him.

God is magnificent and beyond our understanding, yet he has given us a way to understand where we come from and where we may end; all we have to do is to study the bible. We may recognize a good part of him simply by paying attention to our surroundings and listening to our hearth.

Today science will explain evolution where a long process was at hand. Eventually we arrive to man as we know him today. Historically man gave a name to what he could recognize, like did Adam in the bible, the first man from creation, the humanity that God wants us to recognise as our beginning and our ancestor for the start of our spiritual evolution reaching justice with Abraham and true redemption with Jesus Christ. Adam is the example of our present physiognomy and weakness, we are sinners saved by the grace of Jesus Christ.

 Man identifies with what he knows, and everything man knows has a name, so recalls the bible.

Nowadays everything seems to be accelerated, commodities and distractions are making us very presumptuous, believing like always that we can be self sufficient by having earthly forces, and forgetting all concept of being under a greater power and will.

We must admit that intelligence, man’s intelligence, had its beginning and if it really was spontaneous in the creation, man still had to go through apprenticeship. Intelligence, consciousness, state of mind, love, and other attributes, are all in togetherness with our soul. God wants us to be healthy so that we may have eternal life. So our soul is what we must be more concerned about.

The way to eternal life is given in the bible. Jesus-Christ is the saviour of mankind; now we must do our best to better ourselves and be grateful to have our saviour and lord Jesus Christ. The bible contains the word of God which explains everything trough the experience of the Jews.

Mankind will cry for help when all is lost and all powerful God is merciful to reach and strengthen his people. Thousands of years have passed by and mankind is still the same. The strong are not questioning themselves, the weak are suffering, and those in the middle are usually contempt and do not want to make waves, so crime, wars and love stories remain the same. But the history of the Jews recalls how God disapproved abused over his people.

Man came to identify that blood is what is the most valuable, that blood gives life and blood purifies. A blood sacrifice would be what appeases God the most and cleans someone of his sins so was the belief, but God never asked for sacrifices. God for man’s sake had to put an end to foolishness by sharing man’s hurt and implementing true meanings in suffering hearths.

After the old covenant where10 written laws were given by God to Moses, and multiple other laws were added, we now live under the New Testament which is the grace of God.

Jeremiah 31:33 (New International Version) “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.34 No longer will they teach their neighbor,  or say to one another, ‘Know the lord,’because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,”declares the Lord.“For I will forgive their wickedness  and will remember their sins no more.”

Matthew 12,7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

God answers prayers:
The Old Testament is full of interventions where God or “I am” favours justice. I believe that I am is the most appropriate name for our creator, recalling our faith; many other names are meaningful, the most common being God. The Old Testament recalls today’s man full of interior constraints between God and social requirement, what was then approved by the elders. There are the Ten Commandments and different Jewish laws that we can find in the bible. Some laws are often what we would conceder as being mostly sanitary rather than purification, others relate to the Sabbath. If the law was a cause of committing faults the New Testament brings redemption to all men.

Today some people like to believe that they can save themselves, at least to what tends to their life on earth. That by thinking positively and believing to be in contact with the universe is all that is needed to realise their enterprise. But there are missing a link to this union of force, which is love and the manifestation of love. (1 cor.13) Why would someone want to invent what already exists or go around the blessed requirements and renouncing believing in the history with the recollection of miraculous happenings?

Realising that good has been universalised is a great plus for mankind, and God’s  blessing, where education and charity improves. Jesus uses the term truth surely for the better universal sense. Thousands of years of love past and where is humanity today?

Hebrews 10:5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,   but a body you prepared for me; 6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings  you were not pleased.7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, my God.’” 8 First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. 9 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.

1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Christ and the world

In 2008 everything came apart where the capitalist system had to deploy there reserves to save banks around the world. All because of cupidity and what could be recognise as criminal administration, but did not come out much in the news.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=100d57457a52a301&biw=1024&bih=613

I do believe that Satan exists but I rarely mention him because I think for now that we must recognise that we must evolve without him. So I will instead talk about the fault of men as unscrupulous.

Being carefree is a game that should be reserved for children. How much can evil manifest itself when we put aside our better sense? Our better sense is being open to God.

I believe the bible to have a true language where we practice yes for yes and no for no. The Jews believed in signs to orient them to please God. Facts are retained to describe prophesies, we can recall the corner stone or Jonas in the whale. But fiction books may also hide truth to come like “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells, “1984” by George Orwell our “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. We can often recognise the manipulators and the victims as also those victims of themselves.

Often are victims those that want to be, I believe that the lack of consciousness and prayer will keep a person carefree until it is too late. One day’s trouble may be enough but when we also think of others.

If we do not look for truthfulness, blood thirsty creatures will find for us what we are missing making us believe what they want, like the Morlocks of H.G.Wells.

Today we know what is happening around the world instantly, what is our excuse for not helping others?

As I wrote in 2008 in my French blog, I was driving and the vehicle in front of me had a bumper sticker saying something like my business is my name our my work is my name. When someone looses is name business wise it’s downhill all the way, I think we all understand that. Everyone wants to keep a good name. It is to me a little peculiar why so many people are looking for the real name of God. I believe it to be well mention when we read “He is the God of Abraham, He is the God of Isaac, He is the God of Jacob” He is the God of generations; his name is even much longer than that. His name is the total of his works. If someone feels love using a form of his name, that is the name of God.

We may think that God was severe through the ages but how much patience has he showed during the thousands of years of prophesies of the coming of his only son: Love for the true way.

Gods name is his word and his works. His word was reported by the prophets, than by Jesus Christ himself God made man who came to make everything come true. By Adam’s disobedience comes death and by Christ obedience comes life. Following the old law keeps life, disobeying it recalls Adam and death but recalling Jesus and recognising Jesus Christ, love, will save for eternity.

Revelation 21 New International Version 1984 1 then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Considering that I am writing this on April first, I do not want to be funny because of april fool day, on the contrary but I did ad something to my French blog consisting of some alike situation of the world that I thought I was going to had here aside a practically word for word translation of my December 12 2008 blog post. I think that we must be alert to face anything but the word of God is what we really need. Doing our best and repenting for our wrong doing is all that we really have to do. Praying and praising the Lord is among our best doing.

Take care and God bless everyone!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Jesus lives!

Many among us are complaining with a full belly. What then can be said about the misery of the third world? We choose to persevere in a righteous way still hoping for more financial freedom. After all, good intentions remain where we can raise a family or participate in charity works. Perseverance brings an answer.

I am not being sarcastic, facts remain that we are all sinners. We must humble ourselves and pray because we do not know the day he will come. I find it very comforting to ear successful preachers but at the same time I ask myself this question: Is limiting the family the way to success? I believe not, therefore poverty can be a blessing where making ends meet by praying the Lord brings joy to the children at the table.

We must always try to better ourselves, and to each one of us the means comes from the word of God. We must give blessing to what ever we have. But we must never give up. Sometime we just pray for the wrong thing or we believe that our situation is not of our own making like if our reason for being poor was not cause by foolish spending.

We must pray and persevere in a better way to be part of God’s family where Jesus is the groom.

New Living Translation John 3,17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

Luc 11,9-10 9 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

Romans 6, 14-16 14 Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

15 Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.

Knowing that we sin is recognising our faults. We must continuously try to do better and deserve forgiveness.

New Living Translation Romans 13,10 Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God's law.

Bless are those accomplishing God’s will not knowing it. But how fragile can our love be? How easily we can turn on one another?

Like Jesus that multiplied the bread taken among the people we must give the bread that we have so that the grace of God can be fruitful. We can save a multitude sharing the bread of life which is the word of God that we easily find in the bible. Jesus the son of God made man suffered and died for our sins and the father resurrected him from the dead.

John 6,35 Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

The Jews blessed God as much as they could. By Adam they recognise the weakness of humanity through sin. Searching to be just under God’s authority they received divine intervention when deserved.

Knowing Jesus is knowing the truth. What can we hope for more? The one that really knows Jesus does not sin. May God have mercy on the sinners that we are.

New International Version 1984 Romans 5 1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

9Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10For 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! 11Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ

12Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned— 13for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. 14Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.

15But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

18Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. 19For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

20The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Jews had many laws in regard to their faith. I have not studied them except for the Ten Commandments. What I believe is that Jesus ask us to do what we know to be our most accomplished part of ourselves, and that is to love God above all and our neighbour as ourselves.

Mathew 5, 17-19 17“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. 19So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.

John 13, 34 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other

New Living Translation Romans 6, 4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with everyone!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Where is justice, love, light?

New International Version 1984 Mathew 5, 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

We must work to better ourselves to be a blessing for others. The New Jerusalem is where we want to end but there is so much that we must all change. I am a poor example of what I can truly achieve. How can I stop making so many terrible sins like drinking too much every now and then? It can be so simple to please God and yet… I can only cry on myself.

The world is as it as always been, full of unconsciousness causing pain and grief. Daring to go into details may bring unwanted strife but today we are plunge in a monstrous state of despair facing universal justice. How can we admit loving our fellow man?

World English Bible 1 Timothy 6, 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

In reference of the world’s market crisis, we are now taking away money intended to help poor countries to replenish banks where the managers have flaunted their assets. A monster called commercial papers has collapse bringing down every hill advised. We may recall the tower of Babel like idolatry our simple stupidity. In this case there seams to be evident manipulation where greed is the center. With so much teaching available with the bible, how can we be so faded to practically disappear into nothingness not knowing what to conceive?

New Living Translation 1 john 2,29 Since we know that Christ is righteous, we also know that all who do what is right are God's children.

We want to be saved so we believe that Jesus died for everyone in redemption for our sins. But what is sin? Sin is doing what we know is wrong, sin is relevant to each one of us. We must always try to do what is right. Christianity is the way to life. Believing in Jesus is practicing his teaching. We are all sinners and we will all die as such, only the blood of Christ can wash us clean where we can recognize true love. Love makes the world go round yet evil tries to destroy everything.

The parable of the lamp

New American Standard Bible Luc8,16-18 16“Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light. 17 “For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light. 18 “So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”

If the light shines on us we must show it. We must share what we know to be the most beneficial. Even big sinners may have their moment that is the blessing of the Lord where everyone can be comforting by announcing redemption and eternal life. Everything is in the bible; all we need is to take note of it. The one that does not have is the one that did not understand. I learned that when someone reads a text and does not retain or remember the sense, the reason is that there is a word ore some words that the signification is not clear. It is the same with the bible, the meaning must be clear and the sum of it all is love. Sometimes it may not be obvious, so what we must do is read more and eventually we find the answer. The more we read the bible, the more we understand. A great way to reach love is by praying. Reading the word and sharing the word brings light to the world.

New American Standard Bible Romans 10, 8-11 8 But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.”

Whoever truly believes, acts accordingly.

In the parable of the Sower.

GOD'S WORD Translation 1995 Luc 8, 15 The seeds that were planted on good ground are people who also hear the word. But they keep it in their good and honest hearts and produce what is good despite what life may bring.

Life can be diminishing for many among us, so we must remember the passion of the lord carrying his cross to save every last one of us; we must than persevere in a better way.

New International Version 1984 John 15,1-8 1“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

It is beneficial to be on the vine near Jesus feeling free and away from temptation. I believe fruits to be the value we bring to our surrounding and inside of us the value of our perception, a true reality that we must preach by the grace of Jesus. When we truly love like Jesus, our love can be contagious.

New International Version 1984 Mathew 5, 13 You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

We must understand that salt is use as a preservative, as example, for meat, marinades etc. How can we resalt the salt? The warning is not to be diminish, the danger is life threatening. We must repent for having lost our way and return to the word of God to recreate what was gone to know that miracles happen every day.

Jesus is god made man, alpha and omega. We must love to survive. It is evident that humanity is sick because of the lack of love; still God as the word available to save the world.

GOD'S WORD Translation 1995 Revelation 22,21 The good will of the Lord Jesus be with all of you. Amen!