Where is Wisdom?
Need answers? Have problems? Need love?
Mark 4:34 “In fact, in His ( Jesus ) public teaching He taught only with parables, but afterward WHEN HE WAS ALONE with his disciples, he explained the meaning to them. Matthew 6, Jesus teaches us to be ALONE WITH GOD. Vs. 4 “Give your gifts in secret…” Vs. 6 ” But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you and pray to your Father secretly. Then your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.” Vs. 16-18 -fasting is in secret. Vs. 18 “Then no one will suspect you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in secret. And your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.” Vs. 19-34 -all your secret worries are known by God. Vs. 31-33 “So don’t worry about having enough food or drink or clothing… Your Heavenly Father already knows all your needs…”
Every answer is in the quiet arms of our Father. I’m praying for you
Are you a slave to the past?
“No matter how deep the stain of your sin, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow.” Isa. 1:18 “And you are my servant. You have been CHOSEN to KNOW Me, BELIEVE in Me and UNDERSTAND that I alone am God…I, yes, I alone-am The One who blots out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.”Isa.43:10-11. “Pay attention…for you are my servant. I, The Lord made you, and I will not forget to help you. I have swept away your sins like the morning mist…Oh return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.” Isa. 44:21-22 “Listen to me…I created you and have cared for you since before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you and I will carry you along and save you.” Isa. 46:3-4 He made you for Himself. God does NOT continually punish for past sins! He paid for them and punished all if them on the CROSS. Be a slave to Him. I’m praying for you.
Our world is loud and undependable!!! God the Father describes His Son in Matthew 12:18-21 “Look well at my handpicked Servant; I love Him so much, take such delight in Him; He will decree justice to the nations. But He won’t yell, won’t raise His voice; there will be no commotion in the streets. He won’t walk over anyone’s feelings, won’t push you into a corner. Before you know it, His justice will triumph; the mere sound of His name will bring hope…” See how very much the Father loves His Son!!! Yet God chose us over Jesus! Then when we seem consumed by loud, God’s Son gently and humbly brings us back to himself. Matthew is quoting Isaiah 42. Verse 4 says “He won’t tire out and quit. He won’t be stopped until He finishes His work!” This quiet and ever-present Jesus is continually lavishing us in His extreme love and bringing us back to Himself. “We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near.” Psalms 75:1. I’m praying for you. Have a great day.
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!
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.
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!