Notice the Angels!
Exodus 37:9″The Cherubim spread out their wings above and covered the Mercy Seat with their wings.” God met Israel where the Blood was sprinkled- the Mercy Seat- and the ANGELS STOOD. Luke 2:9″ And behold, an Angel of the Lord STOOD before them…” proclaiming the Savior’s birth. In the garden of Gethsemane ” an angel appeared to Him(Jesus)…strengthening Him” Luke 22:43. BUT-John 20:11″Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping… And she saw two ANGELS SITTING…where the body of Jesus had lain.!!!” The Resurrection finished the angels work saying, ” He is not here, BUT IS RISEN!!” When the stone was rolled away, the doors of Heaven opened and JESUS STANDS! He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! HALLELUJAH! WHAT A SAVIOR!! Happy Easter!
Monthly Archives: March 2013
Notice the Angels!
Friday, March 29
Many Infallible Proofs
He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs.
Albert L. Roper was a prominent Virginia attorney, a graduate of the University of Virginia and its law school, who eventually became mayor of the city of Norfolk. He once began a thorough legal investigation into the evidence for the resurrection of Christ, asking himself the question: Can any intelligent person accept the resurrection story? After examining the evidence at length, he came away asking a different question: Can any intelligent person deny the weight of this evidence?
Even those who traveled for three years with Jesus experienced disbelief over His resurrection, but Jesus showed Himself alive by many infallible proofs. We don’t base our faith on legends, myths, or fairy tales. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is well-documented, and many critics have been silenced (and even converted) when they’ve carefully investigated the evidence.1
We have a risen Savior! He offers Himself to us today with many infallible proofs.
Many people say the Bible is a myth, but they’re myth-taken, myth-guided, and myth-erable.
How to get through.
“If things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy…God met me more than half way, He freed me from my anxious fears. LOOK AT HIM: give Him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from Him. When I was desperate, I called out, and God got me out of a tight spot. God’s angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray.” (A Psalm of David) Psalms 34:2-7(The Message). “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, WHO FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has set down at the right hand of the Throne of God. (Jesus looked at us as His Joy so that He could endure). For consider Him who endured such hostility, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.” Hebrews 12:2-3(NKJV). He looked at us so that we can look at Him. Hallelujah! Have a blessed day.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.
In April 1866, crates of nitroglycerin were shipped to California to aid in blasting through a mountain to create the Summit Tunnel. One of the crates exploded at the Wells Fargo office in San Francisco, killing fifteen people. Nitroglycerin is an effective explosive, but highly unstable. Yet in another form it’s an effective treatment for heart disease and one of the oldest drugs used in the prevention of heart attacks. What power is unleashed when two elements — nitric acid and glycerin — come together!
When the Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible combine in a believer’s mind, there’s an explosion of power, and the mixture somehow strengthens our hearts. Ephesians 5:18 tells us to “be filled with the Spirit.” Colossians 3:16 says to “let the Word of Christ dwell in [us] richly.” Both passages promise the same results — singing, thanksgiving, and power in our relationships. These parallel Scriptures suggest there are two active agents working to help us achieve a renewed mind — the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.
Combine these dynamic agents in your life today.
The Bible without the Holy Spirit is a sundial by moonlight.
D. L. Moody
He Is Risen! Take off the Grave Clothes!
When He had said this Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” John 11:43-44 NIV
This event triggered the Pharisees to crucify Jesus. Lazarus had been dead four days. Jewish tradition prompted the family to bury soon after death, but the Jews also believed the spirit hovered over the dead body for up to three days. This time too had passed. Lazarus was a fully dead man! It was a real miracle to bring him back to life, and this was too much for the Pharisees. What the Pharisees underestimated was that this power would continue to be exhibited in the life of Christians for thousands of years to come. If you are a child of God, you have been brought from death unto life.
Jesus had raised Lazarus from the grave. We should love the story because it shows the power of the Savior. We can know that if He can raise the dead to life, we can trust Him to help us make our house payment or whatever struggles our life may hold. We need to remember that today. Since Jesus has power over death, is there anything in your life that He can’t handle?
Jesus came to give us life! Jesus told Lazarus to take off His grave clothes, to quit “living” like he was dead. Shouldn’t we do the same thing? Have you received Christ as your Savior? Is your name recorded in Heaven as a child of God? Have the angels sung “Glory” over your salvation? Have you personally, without reservation, believed that Jesus died for your sins, and that the only way you will enter Heaven is through the grace of His shed blood on the cross?
Well, TAKE OFF YOUR GRAVE CLOTHES! Quit “living” among the dead. Look alive! Jesus saved you by grace, through faith, not unto death, but unto life! Shouldn’t that make a noticeable difference in your life today? SO LIVE! Don’t let this world steal your joy. Don’t let Satan rob you of your peace. Stop worrying over tomorrow. Start living!
Take off your grave clothes and LIVE!
For HE is the living God and HE will endure forever, His kingdom will never be destroyed, and His rule will never end. HE rescues and saves His people; HE performs miraculous signs and wonders in Heaven and on Earth.” Daniel 6:26-27. “Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith: CHRIST appeared in the flesh and was shown to be righteous by THE SPIRIT. HE was seen by angels and was announced to the nations. HE was believed on in the world and taken up into Heaven.” 1Timothy 3:16. ” We are made right with GOD when we believe that JESUS shed His blood, sacrificing His life for us…There is only one GOD, and there is only one way of being accepted by Him. HE makes people right with Himself only by faith…Oh what joy for those whose sins are forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose sin is no longer counted against them by The LORD.” Romans 3:25-30, 4:7-8. Rejoice in who HE is. HE does it all for us! I’m praying for you.
For to me, to live is Christ . . . .
Think of all the ways human beings define themselves, beginning with gender: male or female. Then we often cite race: Caucasian, Asian, African, Latin, and so on. Then comes nation of citizenship: American, French, Brazilian, South African, Russian — wherever one was born or became a naturalized citizen. And the list goes on from there: region (“the South”), state (“Pennsylvania”), county (“Orange County”), city (“Dallas”), and even neighborhood or part of the state.
But there is one identifying mark that should supersede all others for the followers of Jesus Christ: Christian. A Christian can be of any race or gender, live in any nation, state, or town, and be part of any subgroup. Paul said in Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Paul also wrote, “For to me, to live is Christ . . . ” (Philippians 1:21) and, “For our citizenship is in heaven . . .” (Philippians 3:20).
People usually identify themselves by the label that is most important to them. Is “Christian” most important to you?
I reckon him a Christian indeed that is neither ashamed of the Gospel nor a shame to it.
Galatians 2:20 (NKJV)
20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.