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!