Showing posts with label Love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Love. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Opinions... meditation John 5:10-18

1. The Jews asked the man who was healed, why he was taking his bed and walking on a Sabbath day as it was not lawful. ( V10)
2. He said the person who made him whole told him to take his bed and walk. (V11)
3. Then the Jews asked him who healed him , but he knew not as JESUS conveyed himself away. ( V12,13)
4. Then later Jesus meets him in the temple and deals with his sin. (V14)
5. The man and testified to the Jews that it was Jesus that made him whole.  ( V15)
6. They started persecuting Jesus because he healed on a Sabbath day. ( V16)
7. Jesus said he should work where his father works. (V17)
8. They hated him evermore as he not only broke the Sabbath, but also made him equal to God the father. (v18)

LIFE APPLICATION:
Dealing with Opinions of People:
Jesus was every time aware of the intentions of people. It is very easy for any man to judge others and law facilitates it. (V10)

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis:6:5

It is from the hearts  of man that evil things arises.

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Matthew:15:18

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Matthew:15:19

God never wants us to hold a judgemental spirit as there will be a day when we stand before the judgement seat of God.

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Romans:14:10

This is what CHRIST says,

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Luke:6:37

Here I would like to take you all into a deeper understanding of law and Grace.

A. Law makes us guilty of our sins:
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Romans:3:19

Christ fulfilled law in the flesh: (grace)
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Romans:8:3

B. Law makes sin come alive.
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1 Corinthians:15:56

But we have victory over the strength of sin and death that comes through the law through JESUS CHRIST.

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians:15:57

C. Law breeds self righteousness but Grace bears the righteousness of CHRIST.

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Philippians:3:9

Jesus was more concerned of the welfare  people than their traditions. I would request you to kindly meditate Mark 7 to know more.

Jesus came to fulfil the law.. through Grace.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Matthew:5:17

Christ has summed up the fulfilment of the Law as Love.

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matthew:22:37

This is the first and great commandment.
Matthew:22:38

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew:22:39


On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matthew:22:40

Christ emphasises more on love than law. Dear Child of God, we are made free from the condemnation of the law, by the righteousness of CHRIST.  Law puts us under bondage. But Grace liberates us to walk in freedom.

For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John:1:17

Hence, we do not need to fear nor are we condemned if we walk according to the spirit.

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Romans:8:15

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans:8:1

LIFE APPLICATION 2:
REVELATION OF CHRIST:

I have shared beforehand, that a man who had an encounter with God can never be the same.

A. The first encounter:
The first time the man met Christ his body was healed. (V9)
B. the second encounter:
The second time this man met CHRIST, his sins were dealt with, and he was made whole inwardly.
Here I would like to go a little deeper about sin and it's consequences.

A. What is sin?

Sin is the transgression of the Law.

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John:3:4

All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
1 John:5:17

If we know what is right and don't do it.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
James:4:17

B. How do we know when we sin?
1. Our conscience convicts us.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
John:8:9

The WORD of GOD says that we are sinners who need forgiveness.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John:1:8

C. What happens when we sin?
1. Our spirit man becomes dead and death begins to reign in us.

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis:2:17

2. The sin lies at our doorsteps when to devour us.

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Genesis:4:7

3. When sin is fulfilled in our mortal bodies, it breeds death.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans:6:23

This is the sequence. Lust conceives sin and sin brings curse and death.

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
James:1:15

So the consequences of sin is terrible.  If you are knowingly playing with sin, it is time to come back to God.

Christ has borne all our sins and curses at the cross.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah:53:5

The WORD of GOD says,

There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
Isaiah:57:21

So let us come back to Christ and he will give us his peace.

When his soul man was healed, he went about testifying what CHRIST has done to everyone. (V15)

So will God do the same with us when we have an encounter with God.

May the Spirit of God minister unto your souls.

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.
Scroll down to know more…...
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.     

 


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fear



There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18)

                       

As I was meditating on the word of God, I was brooding over this particular topic on fear for a while. Fear is a peculiar weapon that the enemy uses to shatter the faith of Christians. Fear can keep you under bondage (Romans 8: 15). Fear can torment you. ( 1 John 4: 18) Fear is one among the most fiery darts the devil use to get you paralyzed, frozen and to even give up your walk with the Lord. As humans, we are vulnerable. We fear of things we do not know. We fear things yet to come. We fear consequences of our past. We fear death, at times we even fear to live. We fear people. We fear demons and why not, we even fear GOD out of condemnation.

This is how the devil works. He put thoughts of fear in you and stands as a silent spectator watching the way you react. As you give way, he puts in more of such thoughts till you wind up in depression. Another deception of the devil is to make you feel intimidated when you dare to acknowledge your hidden fears, so that you will be in the same vicious cycle again.

If you have been gripped by fear of any nature, be it acknowledged or hidden, the good news is that you are not alone. Fear had been the devil`s weapon since ages and that is why, the word `Fear not ` has been documented in the Bible for more than 365 times, (as if God is telling us not to fear everyday of the year).

If you have been a captive of fear, today is your day to conquer it. It is written in Hebrews 2: 14, 15 that Jesus died on the cross to take victory over death so that we are no longer under the bondage of fear of death. The Love of God is higher, deeper and wider enough to cast away all your fears. God has given us the spirit of adoption whereby we can cry unto him Abba Father.

So if you are someone seeking how to loosen yourself from fear, just follow these simple steps below.

  •  Come before God as you are, as a clay in the potter`s hands, as a child to his or her father, as a creation to the creator, as a captive to the deliverer and cry out to him till he puts his loving hands around you and whisper not to fear.
  •  Honestly acknowledge and renounce every of your hidden fears before him, till your burdens are lifted up.
  •  Meditate on the word of God till your armor of faith rise enough to repel every dart of fear aimed at you. 
  • Be filled with the love of Christ and be ready to take every thought captive according to 2 Corinthians 10:5.
  • Use the sword of the word of God and all - prayer to fight back.                                 Remember, We are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us.(Romans 8:37). God bless!






Tuesday, April 1, 2014

More than a Mother`s Love




Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Isaiah 49:15-16. ( KJV)

So don`t worry about Tomorrow, Your father knows what you need before you ask him. According to Matt 6: 30-32.



Thursday, September 19, 2013

THE HORROR DREAM
The dream I had last night made a huge difference in the way I knew who God really is. I would like to share it with you as this can also make you see God in a totally different prospective. In this current busy, buzzy world which has grown so mechanical, are you wondering where you can fit God in? Let me tell you something. I believe God should be someone so loving than an earthly father, a mother or a dear friend who is at your heart to heart. He should be someone whose love for you is so deep that he cannot part from you even in your worst of all situations. His love should be so unbiased that he should love you no matter what and no matter who you are. I believe the love of God should be so unconditional, expecting absolutely NOTHING in return. Wondering if there can be a love like this? This is what my dream explained to me.

In my dream I saw a big, black snake swallowing me up. I saw myself struck in its jaws crying out for help. Believe me or not, I was just finding hard even to breathe as I was screaming from the top of my throat for help. All my friends were at the other side that none of them heard me either. Then miraculously I got help. There came, a father and a son riding on a bicycle. They stepped down beside that huge black snake and rescued me from its dreaded mouth.  I was very excited that I was saved from death.

 The father was very busy taking me by hand and leading me out of the danger zone as I was just panting for life. Suddenly, as I was recovering, I could hear a piercing cry for help which I recognized soon to be of the son`s. It was only then I realized that the father had to risk his own son`s life to rescue me. The son was really caught between the jaws of that same black snake the time I was being rescued and the father had to rush back again to snatch the boy from the serpent`s deadly jaws.

One thing in this dream just shook me. How can a stranger have such a concern and love for me that even his only son`s life didn’t matter to him more than mine? Secondly, if a stranger can like me so much, how much more can my heavenly father who formed me in my mother`s womb love me? I woke up and all that echoed in my mind is these loving words of our savior John 3:16. ``For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.’’

So Dear brother, dear sister! This is love! A love that is more willing to die a thousand times on the cross just to deliver your soul from the evil one. A love that is willing to trade even the whole world and universe to have you in heaven. Just embrace this divine love of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and he will be your ever best friend till you meet him up there! God bless.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Love of Christ:
1 John 4:19
We love Him because He first loved us.
“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
Romans 13:10.
love is the fulfillment of the law.
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love
1 John 4:8
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:10
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
1 Corinthians 8:3
But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
 John 3:1616 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
                   Jesus loves you, no matter who you are, or how you are. Man sees the face, but Jesus sees the depth of your heart. Come just as you are, under the cleansing streams of his blood, and be made holy and righteous before his eyes. Remember, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ: for the blood of Jesus washes away all our sins.