Thursday, April 27, 2017

LUKE 17:20-21

Christ within is our only hope. Wherever His disciples go… He goes also.

Unless we are born again and baptized in the HOLY  SPIRIT we will not see salvation. Unless we accept our inability to save ourself we will be lost. 

It is in giving our life away and to God that we live.

The power of God is shown now in the distribution and work of the Holy Spirit. One day, however, Jesus will rule over all, and He will share that rule with His people.

The kingdom of God is among earthly kingdoms today; but one day the kingdom of God will swallow up all rival kingdoms (see Rev. 11:15). Jesus makes it clear that the kingdom has two phases—one now and one to come. In the beginning of His kingdom on earth, God first prepares a King to rule; then He gathers a people for Him to rule over; then He gives the Ruler a realm in which to reign. The kingdom of God is not the same as the church, though the church is a part of the kingdom. The kingdom now is the presence of God alongside earthly kingdoms.NKJ Study Bible

Luke 17:20–21 (NKJV)
20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Romans 14:17

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Jesus came to this earth to save man.

JESUS is the only SAVIOR and He came to give life to all men. We study HIS WORD to learn the ways of GOD through the direction of the HOLY SPIRIT that He gives us. He will never leave us nor turn us away when we seek the truth of HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON

The Father doesn’t want anyone to perish but all of His creation to have eternal life with Him through the salvation of the Cross.

Savior of all men describes God as the One who gives life, breath, and existence to all. Especially of those who believe draws a contrast between God’s common grace to all and His special saving grace to those who trust Him as their Savior. NKJ Study Bible

1 Timothy 4:10–13 (NKJV)
10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 11 These things command and teach.12 Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.
Titus 2:7-8

The reason why “we both (‘both’ is omitted in the oldest manuscripts) labor (endure hardship) and suffer reproach (some oldest manuscripts read ‘strive’) is because we have rested, and do rest our hope, on the living God.” Jamieson, R., Fausset, A. R., & Brown, D. (1997).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Luke 11:28

We need to be doers not just hearers of GOD’S word. In an age of hatred and violence the BODY OF CHRIST should be a banner of His love and an open invitation to all who will enter in.

We are the hands and feet of Christ Jesus led by the Holy Spirit we will accomplish God’s will for His Church.

It is easy to allow traditional practices to take the place of the authority of the Scriptures. Jesus offers His blessing to those who respond concretely to God’s will as expressed in the Bible. NKJ Study Bible

Luke 11:28 (NKJV)
28 But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Psalm 119:2
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Matthew 7:26

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

James 1:25

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hebrews 4:9-10

Blessed assurance. 

Blessed rest in the arms of our Savior. 

There is a time in our walk with GOD when swaddled in His agape love  we realize we are safe and protected from the evil of this world. Until HE comes again in glory we reside, we abide, in this state of faith.

The Greek word used here, sabbatismos, stresses the celebratory nature of rest.God rested after He created the world, implying that His creative work is complete and He now rules over it.

Hebrews 4:9–10 (NKJV)

There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Acts 2: 9-11

Sometimes it takes being struck by lightning for the almighty God to get our attention. He will do whatever it takes to bring us into the fullness of the salvation that He alone offers to mankind. We are to use everything that He has given us…money, talent, our voice, to bring others to the same truth… that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Some things are for meant for us alone.

The men who had accompanied Paul heard the sound but could not understand the words that were being spoken to Paul. We are not told why they could not understand the sound they heard.

Acts 22: 9–11 (NKJV)
“And those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they did not hear the voice of Him who spoke to me. 10 So I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ And the Lord said to me, ‘Arise and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all things which are appointed for you to do.’ 11 And since I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damascus.

7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
Acts 9:7

 7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves

Daniel  10:7

Monday, April 17, 2017

Isaiah 52:13-15

Christ is risen. One day we will see Him returning in His glory. Every heart will melt and every eye shall see the majesty of the King. He will rule over heaven and earth and of His Kingdom there will be no end!

People would be horrified at the Servant’s appearance; He would be so disfigured that He would no longer look human. Exalted and extolled and be very high may refer to three successive events, describing the Servant’s resurrection, ascension, and glorification (Rom. 4:24, 25). Or the three phrases might simply emphasize the great exaltation of the Lord’s servant (Phil. 2:9–11).

The nations are represented by their rulers.

Isaiah 52:13-15
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. 14 As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: 15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. The NKJ STUDY BIBLE.

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Mt 24:36

 32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Mk 13:31–33

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Esther 10:1-3

Mordecai in the Old Testament has been likened to the  HOLY SPIRIT  who guides and protects the believers of JESUS CHRIST actively until He delivers them safely, raised from the dead, into the Kingdom of GOD.

The Book of Esther concludes with high praise of Mordecai, whose deeds were recorded in the official chronicles of the Persian Empire. Mordecai held the second highest rank in the land, a note that recalls Joseph’s ascendancy in Egypt.

Esther 10:1-3

1 And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea. 2 And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia? 3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.