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Monday, February 2, 2015

Jesus, the God and Man

Jesus, the God and Man



Greetings to all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Learn more about how the word became flesh as Jesus and manifested unto us, in this study on 1st John Chapter 1.
Through this chapter John is proclaiming about how Jesus who is God came as a Man in flesh and how we can live a sinless life through our fellowship with him.
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The word of God became Flesh:

1.      It was prophesied about the birth of Jesus in the beginning (i.e.) from the time God created heaven and earth, John knew it was true because he had seen, heard and touched Jesus. The Word of God became flesh as Jesus. (1 John 1:1)

2.      The life appeared as Jesus. He clothed himself in the form of flesh for each of us and died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. Thus giving us eternal life. This eternal life was with the Father, but now manifested to us, through Jesus. (1John 1:2)
        
Fellowship with Jesus

3.      John is sharing this, so that we would also enter into a relationship with Jesus like himself…...and does have fellowship with the father and his son Jesus Christ. ( 1 John 1:3)

4.      As Christ resides in our hearts our Joy is full (1 John 1:4)

5.      John declares what he experienced in Jesus, as Jesus being the purest form and is full of light. In him there in no trifle of sin. (1 John 1:5)

6.      But if we walk in the light, having Jesus as our guide, God is faithful to transform us into a Christ like image i.e to live in peace with one another and love others just the way Christ loves us. The blood of Jesus Christ washes away all our sins. (1 John 1:7)

7.      John also explains us that, if we claim to have fellowship with Jesus and yet continue living in sin, we are lying as we are not abiding in his word and still walking In darkness (1 John 1:6)

8.      There is none in the world who has not sinned and if anybody claims to be sinless, we are deceiving ourselves and we are not living in the truth. (1 John 1:8,10)

9.      But we have a Father who is faithful to forgive our sins and make us righteousness if we confess it to him. ( 1 John 1:9)
A Final Word:
               The word of God became flesh as Jesus Christ. If you have not entered into a fellowship with this God who came in flesh and still living a life of SIN AND DARKNESS, then invite him into your heart and this is your day of salvation. Jesus came to give you LIFE AND LIFE IN ABUNDANCE.
 If you are struggling with strain relationships, invite Jesus into your heart and ask him to help you to love others the way he loved us and help you to abide in his word.
Lastly, if you feel you have no sin, CHECK OUT; you may be on the danger grounds of self righteousness as in (   (1 John 1:8,10) ; Confess your sins and God is faithful enough to make you whole….. Let the love of Christ abide in you. Amen.     

 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Prize Of Salvation

Ephesians – Chapter 2
The Prize of Salvation

Dear all, Good day! Know more about the incredible gift of salvation as we meditate on the Chapter 2 of Ephesians. Get to know more on how we were, as sinners and what Jesus did for us on the cross to get us saved. This meditation also gives us an insight of what it means to be saved from the grips of sin and how to walk a life of holiness and freedom.

Life before Salvation:
  • Ø  We were dead in trespasses and sin (2:1)
  • Ø  We walked according to the course of the world. (2:2)
  • Ø  Our life was dictated by the devil (the prince of the power of the air). This same spirit also works in the children of disobedience. (2:2)
  • Ø  We walked according to lusts of flesh(2:3)
  • Ø  We fulfilled the desires of the flesh and mind (2:3)
  • Ø  By nature, we were children of wrath (2:3)
  • Ø  We were uncircumcised and as gentiles in flesh (2:11)
  • Ø  We were without Christ (2:12)
  • Ø  We were aliens to the commonwealth of Israel**(2:12)
  • Ø  We were strangers to the covenant of promise (2:12)
  • Ø  We had no hope (2:12)
  • Ø  We lived without God in this World (2:12)
  • Ø  We were afar off (2:13) 
     Salvation Through Christ Jesus:
  • Ø  God is rich in Mercy and he loved us with a great love.(2:4)
  • Ø  He quickened us when we were dead in sins (2:5)
  • Ø  To show us the riches of his grace in his kindness towards us, he made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (2:6,7)
  • Ø  We are God`s workmanship. (2:10)
  • Ø  We are created in Jesus, unto good works. (2:10)
  • Ø  God has ordained us before, that we should walk in good works (2:10)
  • Ø  Through Jesus we have access to the father, by one spirit. (2:18)
  • Ø  Hence we are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with saints. (2:19)
  • Ø  We are of the house- hold of God. (2:19)
  • Ø  We are being built together for an habitation of God through the holy spirit (2:22)
  • Ø  Apostles and prophets are the foundation of this building and Jesus is the corner stone. (2:20)
  • Ø  The building fitly framed together, grow to be a holy temple in Christ Jesus. (2:21)

What Christ did for us on the Cross :
  • Ø  In Christ Jesus we who were far off are made nigh, by his blood (2:13)
  • Ø  He is our Peace. (2:14)
  • Ø  He made us one with the common wealth of Israel**, by breaking down the middle wall of partition between us (2:14)
  • Ø  He abolished the enmity in his flesh (2:15)
  • Ø  He abolished the law of commandments contained in ordinances. (2:15)
  • Ø  He reconciled unto God in one body by the cross, thus slaying the enmity. (2:16)
  • Ø  Jesus came to preach peace to us afar off and to the common wealth of Israel** who were nigh. (2:16)
  • Ø  Thus by grace we are saved through faith. (2:8)
  • Ø  It is a gift from God and not of works that any man should boast. (2:9)

A final Word….

Dear Child of God…. Are you struggling to free yourself from the grip of sin? Are you feeling like a puppet in the hands of the devil, giving into the temptations of fulfilling your fleshly desires? Are you living a life of NO HOPE, NO GOD and dragging yourself into each day as if you are DEAD? Then this message is for you. Jesus died on the cross to set you free from the grip of sin and help you walk in freedom, inheriting every promise he has given to his beloved children. Say this prayer with me…as you accept Jesus as the Lord of your life.

Dear Lord Jesus,
I come into your presence as a poor sinner wanting to be free from the grips of sin. I have transgressed against you and walked according to the lusts of my flesh. I believe that you died on the cross to set me free and give me life and life in abundance. Wash me Lord…. Cleanse me by your blood and make me whole. I accept you as the Lord of my life. I believe every word in Ephesians 2 is for me and I receive it in Jesus name. Amen.

As you receive this new life in Jesus, attach yourself to a good bible believing church and be blessed. God bless you.
  ( ** You were foreigners and did not belong to God's chosen people. – Ephesians 2:12)

 GNT Translation)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Spiritual Riches In Christ

Ephesians -1
1. This book of Ephesians was written to the saints and the faithful people in Christ Jesus in Ephesus. So if you are a saint (a person washed and cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and baptized by water and spirit, wanting to live a holy and blameless life pleasing to God) this book is for you.
2. We are blessed with all the spiritual blessings in the heavenly places through Jesus Christ. (1:3). Worldly blessings may mean riches, health, fame, relationships and so on. But spiritual blessings are something different, which means if you can have them, all your worldly blessings will be added to you for free.
3. Here below are some spiritual blessings that God has provided for us. I pray that our eyes be opened to the truth so that we will be able to stand bold in our faith.
  1. 1.      We are chosen even before the earth has been formed to be holy and blameless in love, through Christ Jesus. (1:4)
  2. 2.      We have been predestined to be the adopted Children of the most high God, through Jesus Christ, according to his will.(1:5)
  3. 3.      We are given Grace that enables us to be accepted. (1:6)
  4. 4.      His Grace is so rich that we are redeemed and our sins are forgiven through the blood of Christ. (1:7)
  5. 5.      At the right time, God will gather all things in heaven and on Earth through Christ as one. (1:10). (Means we will also be gathered as one in Christ Jesus).  This is a Mystery (secret) unrevealed to an ordinary person, but made known to his chosen ones. (1:9)
  6. 6.      We are predestined to be his inheritance. (Means whatever belongs to God we have a share too). (1:11), so that we are the praise of his glory.(1:12)
  7. 7.      We are sealed by the Holy Spirit after we got saved hearing the word of God. (1:13)
  8. 8.      This Holy Spirit is the witness for our inheritance, till we meet Jesus. (1:14)
  9. 9.      This is the hope of our calling. This is the inheritance of his saints…(1:18) that we are seated in the heavenly places in Jesus Christ (2:6)
  10. 10.  Now, where is Jesus Christ seated? The father of Jesus Christ through his mighty power raised Jesus from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places. (1:17, 19, 20)
  11. 11.  This is far above all the principalities, powers, dominions (1:21, 6: 12) and every other name in the heaven and earth and the world to come.(1:21). Hence being seated in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, we also have the same authority over the principalities, dominions and powers of darkness through Christ.
  12. 12.  All things are under the feet of Jesus and we are under his Lordship (1:22) for we as the church is the body of Christ and we are filled with his fullness (1:23)
  13. Hence as Paul prays, this should be our prayer everyday, that we will be filled with the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ and our eyes of understanding will be enlightened to know the hope of our calling and the riches we inherit in Christ.(1:17,18). To God be the glory. Amen.