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Daily Contact with Christ

 

Acts 9:10 And there was a certain disciple in Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

 

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I have learned today that we should never let anything replace our experience of Christ.  Whether it be a teaching, a concept, or even a past experience of Christ.  We should have a direct contact with him on a daily basis.  Rather than learn a bunch of teachings and apply them to our situations.  We need the apostle’s teaching and fellowship, but we should not try to apply the mere teachings to ourselves apart from the Lord.  This will only make us religious.  We need daily contact with Lord!  And apply him in all things!  

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Christ

 

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Christ a Light to the Gentiles and the Glory of Israel

Luke 2:30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation,

31 Which You have prepared before the face of all the peoples,

32 A light for revelation to the Gentiles and the glory of Your people Israel.

 

Acts 13:46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and said, It was necessary for the word of God to be spoken to you first. Since you thrust it away and do not judge yourselves worthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

47 For so the Lord has commanded us, “I have set you as a light of the Gentiles, that you would be for salvation unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

48 And the Gentiles, hearing this, rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord; and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

 

 

These are some verses I have been enjoying recently.  The above verses are a quotation from Isaiah 49:6, where Christ is prophesied to be a light for the gentiles and the glory of his people Israel.  Since the jews had rejected Christ as the savior he and the apostles turned to the gentiles that the salvation of God would reach the entire earth!  Awesome!

 

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Believing unto Righteousness

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to everyone who believes.

9 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

10 For with the heart there is believing unto righteousness, and with the mouth there is confession unto salvation.

Romans 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? “And Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness.”

Genesis 15:6 And he believed Jehovah, and He accounted it to him as righteousness.

 

*I Apologize to everyone for not posting in a while.  We had a death in the family last week and had to take care of some things.

 

Where would we be without Romans chapter 10?  The christian life would be quite different.  But thank God for this chapter in the bible!  In the old testament in order to be right with God you had to follow or keep the ten commandments.  If you did so you were righteous.  However in the New Testament faith in Christ is the requirement to be right with God.  That’s why Romans 10 tells us that Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to everyone who believes.  Praise the lord for Christ!

 

 

 

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Our Crucifixion with Christ

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Colossians 3:3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us because we have judged this, that One died for all, therefore all died;

 

Christ not only died for our sins, but he also died for us, the sinners.  On one hand yes, he died to take away our sins.  These are likened to crimes that we have committed.  Yet on the other hand Christ died for us the persons, the criminals.  Both are awesome!  Thank you Lord!

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Redemption, Salvation

 

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The Indispensability of the Members of the Body of Christ

1 Corinthians 12:14 For the body is not one member but many.

15 If the foot should say, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, it is not that because of this it is not of the body.

16 And if the ear should say, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body, it is not that because of this it is not of the body.

17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were the hearing, where would the smelling be?

18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, even as He willed.

19 And if all were one member, where would the body be?

20 But now the members are many, but the body one.

21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of you; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

22 But much rather the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.

 

Each member of the Body is vitally necessary and absolutely indispensable!  May the Lord deal with our Independence  and individualism!

 

God bless you.  And may God bless all of us to see the revelation of the Body of Christ.

 

 
 

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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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The Resurrection and the Life

John 11:17 Then when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days.

18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia away.

19 And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.

20 Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him; but Mary sat in the house.

21 Then Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.

23 Jesus said to her, Your brother will rise again.

24 Martha said to Him, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection in the last day.

25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes into Me, even if he should die, shall live;

26 And every one who lives and believes into Me shall by no means die forever. Do you believe this?

 

 

The Lord Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life!  What is the difference between the two?  Resurrection implies death and that there has been some attack.  If there is no death there can be no resurrection.   So Lazarus dying afforded the Lord the opportunity to reveal himself as the resurrection life!  There will be a resurrection in the future as a promise.  But what the Lord was trying to tell Mary was that he presently “IS” resurrection.  Resurrection is a person!  Christ himself!  Even before he was crucified.  Simply amazing!

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in Christ, Gospel

 

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