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The Author of Life

Acts 3:13  The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.

14 But you denied the holy and righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be granted to you;

15 And the Author of life you killed, whom God has raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.

 

The Apostle Peter in speaking the rich gospel of Christ to the Jews spoke of him being the Author of Life.  I have been enjoying this title of the Lord all week.  Wow, He is the very Author of life.  That word means the originator  author, origin or chief captain.  The Jews had the Author of life crucified yet God raised him from the dead!  How awesome is that!

 

 

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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Christ, Gospel, Life

 

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Searching the Scriptures and not Coming to the Lord

John 5:39 You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that testify concerning Me.

40 Yet you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.

 

In section of the word the pharisees were knowledgeable in the scriptures and even searched the scriptures.  But the Lord told them that it was the scriptures that testified concerning him and that they were unwilling to come to him that they may have life.  The Pharisees knew the word but they did not seek, nor desire Christ whatsoever.  It was like the Lord was telling them, Hey I’m here the one you have been reading about all these years!  Hello! Don’t you get it?  But no, they didn’t.  They were unwilling to come to the Lord.  This presents a great problem.  Number one they were imbalanced wanting just dead doctrines void of the reality of Christ.  They missed out on Christ, their salvation, the very one whom they had supposedly been waiting for.  This is the greatest tragedy.   Of course this can apply to anyone one of us today.  We may read the word of God and be very knowledgeable.  But do we come to the Lord in prayer?  Do we know the Lord?  Seek him?  We must not be unturned cakes.  Cooked on one side but the other is quite raw.  May the Lord have mercy on us!  To keep us balanced in the word and in prayer to seek the Lord.

 

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Bible, Christ, Life

 

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Special Edition: The Life of the Kingdom

Mark 4:26 And He said, So is the kingdom of God: as if a man cast seed on the earth,

27 And sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and lengthens — how, he does not know.

28 The earth bears fruit by itself: first a blade, then an ear, then full grain in the ear.

29 But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he sends forth the sickle, because the harvest has come.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?

5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

 

 

When we think of kingdom does life come to mind?  The traditional notion of  having a kingdom is like a man with a scepter making his subjects fall prostrate before him while he is fanned  by one of his servants and fed huge grapes.  But this is not the kingdom of God.  Rather when the people of Israel tried to take him by force and make him king he ran away from them (John 6:15).  The kingdom of God and is much different from what we suspect.   It is not an earthly kingdom and is definitely not like today’s hollywood movies portrays.  When we come to the gospel of John chapter 3 the kingdom is mentioned.  But what does it say?  does it mention a dictator?  Authoritarian?  Nope.  It mentions birth.  Actually birth is mentioned several times.  Nicodemus came to the Lord Jesus appreciating him as a teacher but the Lord responded in  this way:  “Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  Right away birth and kingdom are mentioned in the same sentence!  Then he says it again in verse five “Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  First the Lord says unless you are born anew you cannot see the kingdom of God.  Unless we are born of God and have the divine life we cannot see the divine things.  There is the animal kingdom.  a lot of things that the animals do we still don’t understand because we don’t have the animal life.  It is the life that enables us to enter into the kingdom.  When we hear kingdom we should think life.  For it is the life that is our entrance into the kingdom of God!  Birth is absolutely a matter of life.  WE WERE BORN INTO THE KINGDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We were born into the human kingdom and we see and understand the human realm.  It is no different with the kingdom of God.

How awesome is that?  God rules us not in an outward way but inward.  God rules us by way of the divine life that we have received!  Wonderful!

 

 

 

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The Spirit of God and the Kingdom

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?

5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born anew.

 

Matthew 12:28 But if I, by the Spirit of God, cast out the demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

They’re are many men of this world who in their ambitions have aspired to have a kingdom over all the earth.  Only a few of them came close to their desires to have an earthly kingdom.  Men desire power, authority, money, possesions or material wealth.  However, the bible speaks of another kingdom.  And that is the kingdom of God! This kingdom is absolutely of the Spirit of God!  An immaterial kingdom that we are born into at the time of regeneration (John 3:3-7).  When we believed into Christ and were baptized we were  actually born of the Spirit and entered into the kingdom of God!  We were born into it!  Splendid!  When the Lord Jesus was casting out demons he did so by the Spirit of God.  When this happened the kingdom was there in power.
There is much to say concerning the kingdom of God.  Until the next time, enjoy the kingdom.

 

 

 

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Regenerated With The Incorruptible Seed

1 Peter 1:23  Having been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God.

1 John 3:9 Everyone who has been begotten of God does not practice sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been begotten of God.

 

1 Peter says that we have been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible seed.  We were regenerated the moment we believed into Christ at the time of our conversion through the living and abiding word of God.  At such time we were “regenerated” (John 3:3, 5).  That is we were born again, with another life.  And that life is the eternal life of God!  What a mystery it is that human beings can be regenerated!  And it is by this incorruptible seed that we have been regenerated.  What is this seed?  This seed is the eternal life of God, the divine life.  1 John 3:9 says that we who have been begotten of God have his seed abiding within us.  And this seed is the divine, eternal life because we have been begotten of God!  We have the divine seed within us!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Son of God is God reaching Us

Hebrews 1:2  Has at the last of these days spoken to us in the Son, whom He appointed Heir of all things, through whom also He made the universe;

3 Who, being the effulgence of His glory and the impress of His substance and upholding and bearing all things by the word of His power, having made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

 

1 John 1:5  And this is the message which we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

 

God is light!  And the Son of God is the effulgence of His glory.  Just as the rays of the sun reach us, so also the Son is also the reaching of God to us.  The Son is God reaching us, to infuse us with God!

 

 

 

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Christ in you

Colossians 1:26 The mystery which has been hidden from the ages and from the generations but now has been manifested to His saints;

27 To whom God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,

 

God’s economy is to have Christ in you!

 

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