Archive for October, 2014

Changes

Posted: October 31, 2014 in Changes
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Today is reformation day.

On this day 1517, almost 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his protest to the door of the church at Wittenberg, to demand that they church leaders follow the Bible truths accurately and closely, and stop all falsehood and corrupt spiritual practices.

His protest was the spark that lit up the whole of Europe, and caused the downfall of hatefulness and greed, and opened the door for everyone to hear the gospel and the opportunity to repent and believe in Christ. The thesis in themselves are not necessarily true, but they were effective because they were challenging to the theology of the day.

He was only one man, a lonely and oppressed monk, but his love for Christ overwhelmed him, and his pain drove him to speak up and do the unthinkable – challenge the received authority. Luther believed “Sola scripture” and “Sola Christos” and “Sola Fide”

God help us a his true believers to follow Luther – no, to follow Christ who cleared the temple with a whip and drove out those who used his father’s house for their own purposes…

Party

Posted: October 27, 2014 in Party

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When you have tried every way to keep yourself happy and feeling good about yourself, you will still be empty.

The things of this life do not satisfy us, or fulfil the inner longing for a relationship that is deep and strong. God gave us marriage to provide for this desire, and how wonderful to be able to love and care for a precious person or our whole lives.

Yet still, this blessing is not enough, as we are are spiritual beings that last forever and are made for the mighty God, to be his sons and daughters.

The Bible says that JESUS is the bridegroom and all his glorious people are his bride and on that last great wedding day, there will be such a party of Joy and delight, that knows no end.

Make sure you respond to the invitation to be there…

Hurt

Posted: October 19, 2014 in Hurt

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What hurts us is the sin we don’t admit to and the hurts that have happened to us, that we don’t recognise.

The healer of our souls and bodies waits for us to realise it…

Prayer: Holy Spirit show me…

The enemy

Posted: October 4, 2014 in The enemy

The enemy is vicious and strong. He will dupe you and lead you on a merry trip to nowhere. He will blind your mind, so that you think you are going the right way, but he is leading you to destruction.

“Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT

Maybe you do understand about the message about Jesus, maybe you need to face up to facts and come to the Lord Jesus and trust and obey him. His way is one of peace and joy, as he releases us from our sinful tendencies and hurtful doubt, and brings us into his kingdom.

You will not be able to stand against your mortal enemy without his power dwelling in you, as his Holy Spirit. You will have to say goodbye to the things you do, say and think, that are against his ways, and you need to find out how to walk with him day by day.

There is no one greater than Jesus, and he conquers all our wrong and makes us right with God.

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