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Apr 20, 2019

Is He alive? If Jesus Christ is alive, then we must look again at His life. He came to earth as an innocent child, but His return to earth will be as a Mighty Conquering King.


The resurrection of Christ from the dead is an accomplished fact of history. This fact powerfully proves Jesus is the Son of God: "Declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead" (Romans 1:4).


Because Christ is the Son of God, He is the only One without sin, who can make the payment for our sins on the cross.


 Jesus Christ is now in heaven seated at the right hand of the Father. He is alive forevermore and willing and able to give life for all who will call on His name. "I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen" (Revelation 1:18).


Dear Friends, the Lord is always ready and willing to give you His strength, peace and hope. "...but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name" (John 20:31). Ask the Lord to forgive your sins, to come into your heart, confess and receive Him as your Lord and Savior!

Apr 15, 2019

I am amazed by the "suddenly stories" in the New Testament. We find God often moves unexpectedly and greets us with unforeseen events and plans.

 Acts 2:2,4 "And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as a rushing mighty wind and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance."

 I like the surprise moves of God. He is like the wind. The Holy Spirit moves as He wishes, and He is the One Who brought our spiritual birth by His renewing and transforming power.

 We find another great unexpected event in Acts 16:26, "Suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed."

Paul and Silas were in prison. They had cast a spirit of divination out of a girl who was a fortune-teller. In verse twenty five, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God at midnight. As all the prisoners were listening, suddenly God's power caused a chain reaction and brought release to Paul and Silas.

 A specific key helped solve problems in our life. These believers prayed and worshipped God in song in the midst of difficult circumstances. The result - doors were opened and chains were loosed!

Many of us could walk in a greater measure of peace if we would stop talking in such a negative fashion. Often times we hear people saying destructive words such as, "This is driving me crazy," or "I think I'm losing my mind!"  

As we say negative words, we're opening ourselves to trouble. James 3:2 says that we can control our whole body if we will not offend in word. We need to understand the speech center is located in the brain and the brain sends out our words to every nerve in our body.

 Please meditate on the following verses concerning the words of your mouth...

 Proverbs 10:11, 32 - "The mouth of the righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked."

 Proverbs 12:13,14,18,22 - "The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. There is that speaketh like the piercing of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight."

 

Apr 8, 2019

It can be exciting and thrilling to be "stopped in your tracks" by the hand of God. This is exactly what happened to Saul in the New Testament in Acts 9:3, "...And suddenly a light flashed around him from heaven."


Saul was totally enveloped in the presence of the Lord and the glory of the light blinded him for three days (Acts 22:11). He said this light was brighter than the noonday sun (Acts 26:13).

 

Saul was a strict Pharisee who persecuted the new Christians of The Way. He imprisoned many and even consented to the murder of Stephen. But, suddenly God! Saul was knocked to the ground by the power of God and Jesus appeared to him and said, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" The head of the church tells Saul he is persecuting Him by harming His Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22,23).

 

Aren't we glad Saul was changed into another man and became known as the Apostle Paul? Do you need the light of the Lord to shine into your life? Why not get closer into His presence and just talk to Him!

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