A personal prayer

It is my prayer that by the sanctifying power of Christ the attribute of satan will be expelled from my soul. I choose to follow Christ and pray for wisdom not to allow the love of pleasures and earthly riches to become barrier to my relationship with HIM. I pray for wisdom to train my children in the heavenly pattern. It i my desire to surround them with influence that lead them to peace and happiness and the correct view of life.

I long for open ear that hears the Holy Spirit  speak to my heart. I am encouraged that Christ came to the world to seek the lost and save them. I pray that as i grow in Christ i will be a sower of his word. I desire to share the fruit of Christlike sympathy  by personal ministry with others. I pray to hold-fast in faith as i go about the tribulation of this life.

May my life be a testimony to my friends, family and neighbors that demonstrates  seed sown in fertile ground that bear fruit a hundred fold………

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Lamb of God

While John the Baptist was going about his business he saw Jesus and said ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’. John 1:29. This he said about a young Galilean carpenter to a bunch of Jewish people who for centuries had offered their sacrificial lambs at the temple!. This statement provoked  the Jewish people and they were confused thereafter.   “This man is the One whom God has sent to be what all of those thousands of lambs over hundreds of years have symbolized! And He is not only the Lamb that God sent for Israel, but also for the whole world! “The great statement by John the Baptist meant that Christ was the great sacrifice for sin, who was to come to make atonement for transgression by His own death upon the cross. This is the most powerful statement that John ever made and it is worth a closer look to understand its implication to us in our daily lives.
‘Behold.” This is a command to look to Jesus. John doesn’t say, “Look at me! I’m a great prophet!” He doesn’t say, “Look at your good works; they will save you.” He doesn’t say, “Look at your religious rituals; they will put you in good stead on judgment day.” He doesn’t say, “Look at your religious heritage or your church attendance.” He says, “Look to the Lamb of God!” Jesus saves sinners who look in faith to Him.
‘The Lamb of God” means that Jesus is the supreme Lamb and the only Lamb that God has provided to take away our sins there is no other and he is the only one. “Of God” means that God sent Jesus to bear our sins. He is God’s gift to us “Takes away” signifies “atonement, and that by substitution he was made sin for us. He died so that sinners who trust in Him will not incur God’s judgment. Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself put an end once for all to all of the Jewish sacrifices.“Takes away” is also in the present tense, signifying the ongoing sufficiency of Jesus’ sacrifice and the fact that it is available at all times for every sinner who will trust in Him.
“Sin” is singular, heaping together all the trillions of sins in human history into one gigantic pile. It also means that Jesus not only took away the guilt of our many individual sins, but also the guilt of the inborn sin that we inherited from Adam. “Of the world” does not mean that Christ paid the penalty for every sinner who has ever lived, because then all would be saved. It refers to people in general, both Jews and Gentiles, not to people without exception. Jesus purchased for God with his blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” Rev 5.9 “Of the world” also points to the adequacy of Christ’s atonement for any person, no matter how terrible that person’s sins may be. Christ invites all to come to the feast that He has prepared.
In the book of Isaiah 45:22 we read – Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth. Its all that is required and you will be saved too, if you look in faith to Jesus, the Lamb that God provided to take away your sins.

The battle within

2015 - 1I often wonder whether we realize that on a daily basis we are in a spiritual battle within where God is trying to draw people to himself and righteousness and at the same time Satan is trying to steal our hearts away from God. The choices we make the words we use and the actions we take significantly determines whether we are yielding to God and releasing his power into our lives or whether we are yielding to Satan and releasing sin and death into our lives as stated in the book of Romans 6:16 “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as an obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey- whether you are slaves to sins which leads to death or to obedience which leads to righteousness”. Satan cannot control you outside of your will. He tricks us to yield to him. Lack of awareness and understanding of the battle only works to his advantage. Learn to discern the tricks of the evil one so that you can be able to flee from him. Nothing good comes from the evil however enticing it might be its gains are temporary and often at a heavy cost.

I am …

I am

  • the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
  • the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
  • the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
  • the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
  • the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
  • the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  • the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

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What a powerful prayer

The Isaiah 53:5 Project

imagesFather, we praise You, we glorify and we and bless Your Holy Name. Father, we thank You, for sending Jesus to redeem us through His blood atonement on our behalf thereby granting us the right to become Your sons and daughters whereby we by Your Spirit may cry out “Abba Father.”

Father, we thank You, for the golden opportunity to becomes heirs together by Your grace through faith in Christ Jesus. Father, we thank You, for accepting us as members of Your family, through the sacrifice of Christ who was willing to forsake all for Your cause which was and still is the call for Your prodigal sons and daughters to return home to You.

Jesus, we thank You, for choosing to obey the will of Your Father right up to the point of death for our sakes. We thank You, Jesus, for hanging there on that cross on the…

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