LEAD ME TO THE CROSS…

FORGIVEN

This picture reveals the heart of God toward you. As you look at the painting you see not only Jesus wrapping His arms around a fallen man, you see Him wrapping His arms of mercy around you. Your eyes say, “Jesus is holding a broken sinner.” Your heart says, “Jesus is holding me.” When you look at the cross you will never need to question if He loves you. He came for you — He died for you — He lives for you. What a tremendous price has been paid — more than all the riches in the entire world. This price was paid so that you could know the joy of being forgiven.
ROY LESSIN


Jesus Loves You

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

The Best way to live life is to start by entering into relationship with the author of your life, by having fellowship and communion with the One who gave you your life.

Truly that’s what we ALL are looking for anyway, and without that connection in our life we all are as fish out of water, flopping around trying to find our way home.

The question is often asked, “What is the meaning of life and why am I here?”

Well for that answer I have learned to look to the Operations Manual for life… which is the Bible.

How can we know that the Bible is truly God’s Word?

Well to start with, the Bible is a collection of 66 books written by about 40 authors, in three different languages, on three different continents, over approximately 1600 years.  The Bible itself claims to be inspired and the inerrant Word of God.  This means that the Bible claims to be from God and that it is without error in everything it addresses.

How can we know this is so?

Well to start you have to read it; and when you do, you will find that God has provided in the Bible every evidence that truly this Book is of extra terrestrial origin.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for  doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

II Timothy 3:16

“No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” 

2 Peter 1:20-21

Here’s further evidence that the Bible is God’s Word:

  1. Because it claims to be (as read in our Scriptures above).
  2. Because It hits the nail right on the head concerning the sinfulness of mankind.  2nd Timothy 3:1-7 reads, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”  Mankind is evil through and through.  The humanists say man can improve.  The New Age gang says that we can become gods.  Evolutionists claim we all came from apes (with NO proof whatsoever).  The Mormons say we can become gods.  Do you think the American Psychiatric Association is going to tell you that you’re a sinner on your way to Hell if you die in your sins?  No!  This is not just religion friend, this is YOUR LIFE!!!  What Book is there on this earth that gives you the plain truth about mankind and life?  THE WORD OF GOD is the only answer!  The Bible plainly teaches that man is prone to destruction because man has a sin-nature (Romans 3:10,23;5:12;7:21).
  3. Archaeology is in agreement with the Word of God.  Not one spadefull of dirt has ever been uncovered to disprove the Word of God.  In fact, many Archaeological expeditions have provided substantial evidence in support of Biblical claims.  We don’t need Archeology to prove the Bible, the Bible is evidence enough by itself.  Yet, here are more proofs if you need them.  The Bible Itself is all the evidence I need.
  4. The Bible is scientifically accurate.  Isaiah 40:22 declares that the earth is round.  Leviticus 17:11 declares that the life is in the blood.  For centuries doctors foolishly drained the blood out of their patients resulting in certain death.  The Bible also mentions astronomy, Job 9:9 mentions Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades.  Proverb 17:22 teaches that good health is directly linked to being happy.  Psychiatrists offices are overflowing today with the stressed out people.   Happiness can only come from being saved and living for the Truth of God’s Word.
  5. The Bible was miraculously written.  The Bible was written over a 1,500 year period by 40 different men as God’s Holy Spirit moved through them.  There is NO earthly way possible that so many men (most of whom never met each other), could have written so many different books in different styles that all perfectly merge into one meaningful Book, but with God all things are possible!!!
  6. The world’s hatred for the Word of God.  John 3:20 reads, “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”  This is why the unsaved world hates Jesus Christ and His Word so intensely, because They expose sin!  NO book on this planet is hated anywhere near as much as the Bible.  Most people hate the Truth.  Speaking the Truth is a fast way to make enemies, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?.”  The world hated Jesus without a cause because He spoke the Truth (John 15:25).
  7. The world’s hatred for Christians.  Jesus said, “I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” -John 17:14.  I’ve been despised and hated my whole life because of my Christian testimony.  I know what it’s like to be ostracized by others, to be lied about, to be called a hypocrite, to be laughed at and ridiculed, to be the black sheep of the family.  But I know God will make everything right in Heaven.  Jesus told us that we’d be hated.  It’s really Jesus and the Bible that they hate, not us.  I’m not going to feel bad about something that God said would happen.  I don’t like to be hated, but I love the Truth and want to please God by proclaiming It far and wide.
  8. The attack from false religions.  The book of Koran is a jumbled mess containing no prophecy at all.  The Koran attacks Christians, Jews, and the doctrines of the Bible.  The Jehovah Witnesses (JW’s) claim that Michael the archangel became Jesus.  They deny Christ’s deity.  The Mormons deny Christ’s deity.  The Catholics pervert the Bible by teaching the necessity of the sacraments for salvation, etc.  Wiccan witches reject the Word of God as fables.  New Agers teach that there are millions of ways to God, just follow the light; but the Word of God proclaims that there is ONLY one way to Heaven and that’s through Jesus Christ!  Every false religion in one way or another twists and corrupts the Word of God.  The attack is against the Word of God!!!
  9. The woeful condition of the world.  The Bible clearly teaches that Satan is the god of this world (2nd Corinthians 4:4).  John 10:10 plainly declares that the Devil only comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  It’s obvious that there are evil forces at work beyond human suffering and war.  Most people believe in God and Satan, so why is it so hard to accept the idea that God would want to communicate with His creation (humanity)?  It doesn’t surprise me that spoiled Americans would deny the existence of God and Satan, but ask anyone in a third world nation if they believe.  Pride blinds men’s eyes.  1st John 5:19 declares that the whole world lieth in wickedness.
  10. The existence of Satanists and occult groups.  The fact that all these Satanic groups, like the Church of Satan are proof of Satan.  Wicca witches deny the existence of Satan, but Biblically they are of Satan.  Just because they deny the Devil doesn’t mean he doesn’t exist.  Hitler was known to levitate above the floor.  He was infatuated with the occult.  America is plagued with occult groups such as Bohemian Grove, Skull and Bones, Freemasonry, and many more.  Freemasonry commonly displays an upside down pentagram representing the Devil.  They worship the great architect, Baphomet (Satan).  Just look online at some of the witchcraft websites speaking about spells, charms, astral projection, astrology, etc.  The Bible clearly forbids such activities (Deuteronomy 18:10; 1st Samuel 15:23; Isaiah 47:13, Ephesians 5:11).
  11. The Holy Spirit in my heart.  Romans 8:9 reads, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”  And Romans 8:16, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”  What a wonderful Truth, God’s Holy Spirit lives within the body of every believer.  I know that the Bible is God’s Word because the Holy Spirit within my body tells me so.  It’s not something I can describe.  All I can say is that when I read the Word of God, it all makes perfect sense to me.  I thank God for His Precious Word!
  12. All of the modern corrupt Bibles.  The fact that Satan is trying to eradicate the Truth by corrupting It’s contents speaks volumes.  The fact that every modern Bible diminishes the deity of Christ, the blood atonement, the Godhead, and many other doctrines as compared to the King James Bible is evidence that the Bible is indeed God’s Word.  Sadly, even many believers have bought into the Devil’s lie of swapping their trustworthy King James Bible for a perversion like the New International Version which completely removes the words “Godhead,” “sodomites,” and even “begotten” in John 3:16.  It is so obvious that Satan is relentlessly attacking God’s Word.
  13. Man wouldn’t have written the bible.  Man couldn’t have written the Bible if he wanted to, and wouldn’t if he could have.  Why would men write a book condemning themselves?  Not one book throughout history even comes near to the Bible’s description of mankind. Jeremiah 17:9 reads, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”  What man could write such a thing?
  14. The lie of evolution.  The fact that evolution is taught as if it were a fact all across the world is evidence of man’s unwillingness to learn the Truth.  Evolution has no scientific basis, it cannot be tested or studied.  Evolution is NOT science, but a mere theory of atheist conjectures.  If the Bible is not true, then why is mankind desperately trying to hide his ignorance concerning creation.  There is NO answer which makes sense except God.  Please read Is There a God?.  Evolution is proof of one thing, that man is afraid of the Truth.
  15. Fulfilled Bible Prophecy.  The Word of God is filled with much prophecy.  Here is a page of many Fulfilled Bible Prophecies.  It would be astronomically impossible for any one man to have fulfilled all of the prophecies which Christ fulfilled.

    http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Bible/gods_word.htm

And finally the GREATEST evidence you will find that the BIBLE is truly the inerrant Word of God; the Book of Information Before Leaving Earth; that it’s God’s compass for you in this life to give you direction; and that it’s God’s love letter to you … ALL of these things will become evident to you when you sit down and begin to read it.

But before you start, consider this one thing, the same inspiration that moved upon the holy men of God in ages past, when they pinned the Bible through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is also available to you when you read it, in order to apply God’s truth to your life personally.

Jesus promised us before He left that He would send a Comforter, who is the Holy Spirit, to indwell us and to guide and teach us in all truth: “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
John 14:26

To explain this, let me just give you an analogy that was once given to me.

Are you familiar with what a holographic image is? It is a three dimensional picture that is created when an image is exposed on film in the light of a laser.

However if you attempt to view that exposed image in normal light you will only see a blur and it will make no sense, the image will only become clear as you view it under the very same light that created it.

The same is true of the Bible. If you attempt to read the Bible on your own, without the Holy Spirit’s illumination, it will just be words on a page, like any other book.

Before you begin to read the Bible, you must pray in faith (as Jesus promised) that the Holy Spirit will begin to illuminate the Scriptures for you, and apply God’s truths to your personal set of circumstances that you are experiencing in your life at this moment, where you are today… and He will.

JESUS… don’t leave home without Him. Start your adventure today!

Be blessed and have a wonderful day.

Shalom,

Skip

For those tears I died…

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”

Matthew 5:3


What does it mean to be “Poor in spirit?”

You could translate it somewhat literally as spiritually needy or maybe spiritually famished. A modern equivalent might be depressed.

Poor in spirit means you’re all washed up, out of optionsat the end of your rope.

If that sounds like you, Jesus says you’re blessed!

God’s kingdom, with its wonders, its hope, its promise of healing, is right within your reach.

We ALL have had periods of depression where we feel as though all is lost, sometimes even hopeless as though God has abandoned us.

But faith tells us differently. Faith tells us that our God has not abandoned us and the reason we can know this is true is because He has given us His Word that He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us… no not NEVER!

When we are depressed, we don’t have the strength of will to reach out for anything, not even the kingdom of heaven.

And yet, paradoxically, even when we’re feeling so low that there seems to be no way out, those are the very times that God is inviting us to draw in closer and to stretch the roots of our faith deeper into Him.

Depression is something like being caught in quicksand. It comes upon us so slowly, so subtly many times, until we find ourselves overwhelmed; and the more we try to struggle in our own strength, the deeper we sink.

God has a different plan for us. God’s all about making oak trees, not mushrooms!

With and Oak tree there is a deep root systems that can withstand any storm; but it’s our choice whether we want to be a mighty oak, or a mushroom?

The oak tree takes time to grow. Likewise if we are to grow we have to learn to persevere and how to navigate through our problems and difficulties, trials and tribulations, using God’s Instruction Manual, called the Holy Bible.

One of the main pitfalls that we all face from time to time is depression.

Depression sometimes can come upon us like a whirlwind, that seems to be spinning our life out of control; but FAITH tells us that if we are in Christ, nothing is ever out of control, as we know from God’s Word that God Himself has choreographed each and every detail of our life, and that He did so even before He laid the foundation for the earth, before time began… and you don’t have to understand it, just accept it!

The problem is we are own worst enemy!

Maybe it’s our pride, or maybe our stubbornness, or maybe it’s just the life-sapping nature of this disease, called depression that causes to be so self destructive.

Whatever it is, all too often the tendency for many of us is to withdraw from fellowship when we are feeling depressed, to draw deep within our cave; for others they turn to some sort of self medication, be it alcohol, pharmaceutical drugs, or worse sometimes street drugs, all in an effort to deaden the pain, or escape for a time from our problems, or maybe even from ourselves.

However, we still find ourselves waking up the next morning with the same problems and even sometimes we may find that we have even worsen our situation through the collateral damage we might have caused the night before with our harsh words and belligerent attitude towards our neighbors, our friends, or our family.

This is especially true when people drink too much alcohol, because it tends to take away all of our inhibitions to where will do and say things we wouldn’t normally. The nasty thing about words is once you let them loose, you can’t call them back!

What a terrible web of bondage we spin for ourselves by not turning to God in these times, and truly by our actions in seeking relief in our flesh, and not our spirit, we only end up gives further place to the enemy in our lives, which gives way to more strongholds that only worsens every problem and situation that we face. May God help us to not do this!

Whatever your situation or circumstances may be today, however impossible things may seem right now, please just know it’s NEVER impossible and it’s never too late to turn back; God loves you and in His longsuffering He just waits for you to notice!!!

This is what Jesus was talking about in His Sermon on the Mount, when He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!”

The poor in spirit are those who realize that they need help outside of themselves; and the truth is God created us to have fellowship and intimacy with Him, and without that connection in our lives, and without that Living Water flowing through our lives, and this is true for all of us… we are as fish out of water, flopping along on dry land looking for our way home.

The problem is, nothing satisfies… not the money, nor the power, and certainly not the alcohol or drugs!

You see God has a destiny and a mission for each of His kids, and if He didn’t, you wouldn’t be here!

Nothing and no one was created in this world without a purpose and a destiny, but it is up to each of us to decide whether we will follow Jesus, or whether we will go along with the world and be consumed with our selfish desires, ambitions, and pursuits that only take us further away from God.

But even then, for those who have walked away and have abandoned their faith, God doesn’t give up on them… not easily anyway! He gives us every chance to repent and come home.

Thank God for the Bible because in it we can find our reason to hope.

Remember the Prodigal son who told his father that he didn’t want to wait until his father died to get his inheritance; and so his father granted his wish… and he didn’t try to stop him or talk him out of it!

You see God loves us enough that He doesn’t push His will upon us, but rather He gives us each room to make our own mistakes!

 The Prodigal son is another example of one who became poor in spirit and in that condition he recognized his need for His Father.

Here he had been wiped out financially, his clothes were in rags, he was starving, he was alone, he was wracked by guilt, he had no place even to get out of the rain, and was literally eating with the pigs.

Only then, when everything was at its bleakest did he decide to go home. And there he found his father waiting, ready with healing, hope, and love.

Are you poor in spirit? This is your lucky day! Jesus is standing beside you, ready to give you a hand up and out of miry pit.

Have a blessed day in Jesus!

Shalom,

Skip


God’s covenant with His church, and our mission in the earth as His disciples, before He comes to take us home…

“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me,

to render to every man according to what he has done”

Rev 22:12

Jesus has said that “No man knows the day or hour of His return, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the father!” Mat 24:36

But He said also: “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me. 2 There are many rooms in my Father’s house; I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you.3 After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me so that you may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14:1-4

The Jewish wedding tradition is very relevant for us today, not only as it relates to the marriage covenant today, that is taken between a man and his wife (for better or for worst, richer or power, in sickness and in health, until death do us part), but also as it relates to our covenant with Jesus, and His coming back for His bride, the church.

The marriage union and covenant is something which God has both ordained and created; and it is intended also to be the model of the relationship that exists between Christ and His church.

Your marriage vows that are taken before the Lord, as a Christian, are sacred.

Here is an outline of how the Jewish wedding happened in the Jewish culture, in the time of Christ, and it is also relevant to us in our day, not only because it shows the sanctity of the marriage covenant, but it also speaks of our current condition in the Church, as the bride of Christ, as we are awaiting His return:

  • Kiddushin is derived from the word Kadosh, meaning holy! Once a bride and bridegroom enter into this initial phase of marriage they are considered married.  In other words, they would have to get a divorce, called a “get” to break of the engagement.  This period lasts from one to two years.

    The betrothal is a parallel to the engagement in most ways except that in the ancient Jewish custom, it was binding! It was so binding that it could not be broken without an orthodox divorce. You were considered bound together from the period you entered the betrothal contract until the wedding day.

    When Joseph discovered that his betrothed wife Mary was with child he had real grounds to obtain an orthodox divorce and would have if the angel had not appeared unto him and explained what was going on.  

    Even though the couple is engaged they do not have a physical relationship and they do not live together either.

  • The Arrangement: The groom’s father made and approved the choice of the bride. In traditional Jewish customs, marriages were arranged by their fathers.  It is quite often that the Bride and Groom have never seen one another before they are engaged.
  • In Judaism the Sabbath is seen as the bride.  In Biblical Christianity, the Church, the Body of Believers is the bride and the Messiah is the bridegroom. 
    The Father makes and approves the choice of a bride.

    John 6:44 “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
    2 Corinthians 11:2 – For I, Paul have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to the Messiah.
  • The Groom’s Promise: Tenaim – Conditions

    The Groom makes a covenant or contract promise. The Ketubah is a document that is used for the purpose of assuring a bride will be provided for.  Once this document was signed and witnessed by two people then it was binding and the couple was considered married.
    Drink the cup of wine to seal the covenant. Kiddush
    Groom pays a price to show he is serious; today the wedding ring is used for this purpose.
    Groom’s speech of promise to his bride is that he would come to claim her soon, this is the Engagement Promise.
  • The Covenant Relationship –

    God made a New Covenant with Israel and Judah to replace the one He made with Moses.

  • Yeshua drank cup of redemption at Passover. Yeshua paid the bride price of redemption for us on the cross.
    Jeremiah 31:31, Matthew 26:27-29, 1 Corinthians 6:20 John 14:2-3
  • The Groom goes to his father’s house and Prepares a Place for His Bride: Chuppah
  • Groom prepares a bridal chamber where they stay for seven days. He works on it until it pleases his father. Then he may go after his bride.  The Chuppah canopy is derived from this type of a bridal chamber.
  • Yeshua tells us that He does not know when He will come; only His Father knows. We must be alert and ready! For, He is preparing our place now. Be alert: Be ready: Do all He asks while you’re here. Develop an active prayer life. Offer yourself in ministry opportunity. Keep ourselves from doubt and failure.

    John 14:1-4 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.  And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

      (from http://www.yeshuatyisrael.com/messiah_wedding%201.htm)

God also has a calling on every Believer’s life; a plan and a purpose that will fulfill your God ordained destiny in life.

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

In the world however, before we committed our lives to Christ, before we believed the Gospel’s message and accepted Jesus’ propitious sacrifice for our sins; and then made Him Lord over our lives; before that day when we were born-again, we each followed our own desires, our own inclinations, and ambitions without any thought as to what God’s will, God’s purpose, and what God’s plan was for our life.

This very attitude. which is common to every man, in a nut shell is what SIN is all about, our presumed independence from the will and purpose of God for our individual lives.

Sin is anything at all that goes crosswise against the original will and purpose of God; and Jesus let it be known that it begins in our attitude and in our thought life, even before any outward action is taken. The reason being that our thoughts are what give birth to our actions.

This condition is terminal to every human being, and that very SIN nature which we ALL have, that we have inherited from our father Adam is the very thing that disqualifies all of us from entering into heaven, and it is what has also estranged us from our Creator and God!

The ONLY cure for this disease, called SIN, which keeps us out of heaven is Jesus Christ!

Jesus said that He came that we might experience real life, and experience it more abundantly.

What better person to know what will really satisfy our lives, other than our Creator, the one who gave us our life to begin with!

The truth is we ALL, as members of this human race, in all the sons and daughters of Adam, are as fish out of water, without our connection and relationship with our Creator.

It is for that reason, for God’s pleasure, that we are created, to have communion and relationship with God throughout eternity.

The point of the Gospel and of Salvation through faith in Jesus is that our only opportunity to be reconciled back into God’s family, as per our Operations Manual’s (Book of Instructions Before Leaving Earth, called the BIBLE) is sometime between the time of our birth, and the time of our departure from this life, in death. This is the only time which we have to make our peace with God.

The Bible tells us that our spirits are eternal; and though our physical bodies all wear out and die eventually, our spirit man (which is made in the image and likeness of God, who is Himself a Spirit) lives on forever.

Where we will spend eternity after we depart this life will depend on whether or not we have accepted God’s remedy and cure for sin, and have received by faith God’s forgiveness and offer of reconciliation, which is offered ONLY through Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Bible says that it’s His will that every man and woman would come home and be reunited with Him, but He will not force His will on any man.

The decision is ours completely!

For those who have rejected the Gospel message throughout their lives here on the earth, or have ignored it because they considered it of little importance, for those people God will not force upon them in eternity what they have rejected all of their lives.

This decision is the MOST important decision any of us can make in our lifetime, and it should NEVER be put off; tomorrow is guaranteed to no man, and every beat of our heart and every breath that we take is only by God’s grace.

God is the one who has given us our life, but He leaves it to us to decide how we will choose to spend it; whether to spend it on Him and serve Him, or whether to just go along with the world , and eat, drink and be merry?

Life is a party… right?  Is it really?

That is the attitude of so many people today, and I’ve oven even heard the joke that they only want to spend eternity where most of their friends are going to be… well that will not be with God and that is your choice!

The choice is whether to serve God or to serve yourself, and the Bible says that most will choose the latter, and will reject God’s offer, how sad!

That means that most of the people you know and see everyday, among your neighbors, your family, and your friends,  the people you work with, most of these people are living their lives for themselves, and they could care less what God’s desire and plan is.

This is so very true for ALL off us, and that is we don’t know what we don’t know, until we are taught, until someone tells us. But how can that happen unless someone is sent?

Would you be that person?

Unless the unsaved change their minds and repent (meaning to change the way they think) sometimes between now and the day they pass from this life, then that decision to live separate from God will be set in stone for all eternity!

The only remedy for all of this, as I said before, is Jesus Christ!

Yes it is Jesus who has made all of this possible for you, because He, the Father, and the Holy Spirit love you.  

Jesus purchased our salvation by taking away the retribution owed to us, because of the sin in our lives, which is best described as the tendency which we all have to shine God on, taking our own rabbit trails in life, and doing whatever we damn well please in life!

Folks it is that very attitude that best describes what the sin nature is, and the reason it cannot be accepted in heaven is because it would bring the same disharmony and discord to heaven, that we see in the world today… and God will NOT allow that!

Our calling and mission as God’s children and His disciples (followers of Jesus) is that we are to be His occupational force and His foot soldiers in the earth; and the Bible says that we are also to be His ambassadors, and as such it is our mission to represent God’s interest in the earth, as it is in heaven.

We are also called Kings and Priest before God.

Kings and Priests
By Billy Joe Daugherty
 
And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, And has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.(Rev. 1:5-6 ) 

You are loved by Jesus. He washed you from your sins in His own blood. No man will be cleaner than one who has been washed in the blood of Jesus. Soap and water only clean the body. The blood of Jesus cleans your soul. Your old life with its past sins is cleansed.

Jesus has made us kings and priests in His kingdom. And the kingdom of God is in us. We have been given authority to use Jesus’ name to accomplish God’s will in the earth.

You are an heir and a joint-heir with Jesus Christ. (Rom. 8:15,16.) Royal blood flows in your veins. As a result, you are a partaker of God’s divine nature.

Furthermore, God has made you a priest. You are part of the kingdom of priests. As a priest, you are to go before God on behalf of men and go before men on behalf of God.

In the Old Testament, only certain men and women who were anointed as prophets, or prophetesses, and priests could contact God and hear from Him directly. However, in the New Covenant, every believer has received an anointing to serve as a priest. You do not need another person to go before God on your behalf. You can go directly to the Father through Jesus.

You are freed from all sin to live for God as His king and priest. Accept your office. Use your authority in prayer to bring God’s will to pass in the earth. As you minister unto God, He will equip you to share with others. Our DECLARATION OF FAITH: I am a king and a priest unto God. I have been washed in the blood of Jesus. I walk in the authority and in the anointing of God.

Shalom and Amen… have a blessed day,

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Christian Falcon at El Saddai (recorded 10.01.11)

Christian Falcon is an ordained minister and preacher of the Gospel of Christ. He travels across country and globe to preach the Truth about God and His kingdom to the broken, the afflicted, and the lost. Now Head Pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Del Norte.

Weekly Servies at El Saddai

  • Saturday Night Church Service  6:00 pm
            Children’s Church and Nursery Provided
 
  • Monday Night Intercessory Prayer meeting  7:30-9 pm
  • Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible study 10:30 am

Directions and map to El Saddai: