Repentance brings the Miraculous, New Life. Ephesians 2 Verse 1:
“And you were dead in your trespasses and sins”.
Dead to the Empowering Newness, God wants to give to our lives, what we were created for.
More than a sorry, for doing something wrong. More than a sorry for missing the mark, God created us to meet. A sorry because we were dead in our trespasses and sins to God.
God created us with plans for our lives. Jeremiah 29 V 11.
If we were driving a car and put water in the fuel tank, the car would not respond to the manufactures guidelines. Likewise because of the wrong intake into our lives, we are broken vessels because of trespasses and sin.
God can use us for His purpose, because all things are possible with God, Matthew 19 v26; He used a donkey for His purposes in Numbers 22 v…
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To be a believer in Jesus doesn’t make us weak or a person looking for a crutch to prop up one life. To be a believer, there are gifts (supernatural) available to us.
Peace John 20:21
Peace be with you, as the Father has sent me, I am sending you.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace and He was giving them His peace. The idea of peace, ‘Shalom’ has a rich Old Testament background. It can simply mean the absence of war, but more often it implies a sense of wholeness and general well being.
For individual believers, peace is a ‘fruit of the Spirit’ in their lives as they rely upon God and live for Him. Clearly this peace Jesus left with us which we experience in our relationship with God is good news for the others too. The good news of the cross of what Jesus…
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I have just come out of hospital, after major surgery, for something that I thought I would never get, as a man breast cancer. It has only been just over a month since my beloved wife Anne passed away from, pancreatic cancer. I was confused and even to the point of being dismayed. I searched the scriptures, and it was in Habakkuk, I found a great sense of peace, and the closeness of My Lord and My Friend.
Habakkuk was about when things don’t sense. Habakkuk’s cry was ‘How long Lord’. how long Lord will you let these things that don’t make sense go on.
Habakkuk was a man with Problems.
Much of the book of Habakkuk is is more like private conversation with God.
God’s sense of timing is different from ours, He always hears our prayer, but that does not mean things will always happen when or even…
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Jesus has risen from the dead for us, so lets take the grave clothes off, the throne of Grace is available to us.
To know the scriptures is different from knowing the One who inspired scripture.
From john 3 verses 1 to 16, we learn about Nicodemus. Nicodemus was a Pharisee and teacher of Israel, who came seeking answers. Nicodemus had a deep understanding of scripture, but something he found was missing and the only person that could help was the One who inspired them Jesus.
Nicodemus came to Jesus at night, scared he might be seen, but somehow he knew Jesus had the answers he wanted. the conversation that unfolds, however, reveals to Nicodemus that he is in the dark – the darkness of unknowing. Nicodemus was unable to make the connection between God’s promises and all that he sees in Jesus. Nicodemus though that he knew all he…
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The best way to describe Second Chronicles , is searching for God in a history lesson. The book is about Hope.
Solomon set his sights high. Solomon is given an open promise and he chooses what he needs, rather than what most pf us probably ask for, fame and fortune. Solomon choice was for wisdom and knowledge.
2 Chronicles 1 verse 10: “Now grant me wisdom and knowledge so that i may lead these people, for who can judge this great people of Yours?”
God answers 2 Chronicles 1 verses 11 and 12:
V12, “wisdom and knowledge are given to you, I will also give you riches, wealth and glory, such that it was not like this for the kings who were before you, nor will it be for those after you,”
Solomon’s sense of responsibly appears from:
A sense of knowing what is right, he is on earth to…
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Galatians 3 verse 26:
“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus”.
A question some might ask, What happens when we become followers of Jesus?
To become followers we must be willing to admit we are sinners, we have all fallen short of the mark we were created for. Acceptance of Christ Jesus comes through repentance. Genuine repentance for missing the mark.
To Good news starts, We are forgiven without exception. Every sin we have committed no matter what it is, how bad it is, is forgiven in the sight of God. Forgiven in the sight of God, but the world may still require a price to be paid.
Jesus took them all onto Himself, and they were nailed to the cross with Him. They are forgiven and forgotten by God. We are pure in His eyes. We have been given new life In Christ.
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Faith comes with an assurance, assurance of His love, His forgiveness, and New Life in Him.
So here are some scripture verse, to help us all grow in that assurance:
Psalm 3 verse 5:
“I lay down and slept; Yet I woke up in safety, for The Lord was watching over me”.
Each of us needs to accept God’s salvation offer through Christ Jesus for ourselves. the above verse Psalm 3 verse 5, tells we are given individual assurance of safety.
Psalm 91 verse 4 to 7:
V 4: “He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield”.
V 5: “You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day”.
V 6: “The plague that stalk in darkness, or the pestilence that ravages at noon”
V 7: “Though thousands fall at your side…
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