Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Red Blanket

          I want to start this post by taking about my body and my blanket.  I’m a real live person with a normal body temperature of 98.6°.  When I go to sleep my body temperature goes down 1 or 2 degrees, when this happens and I wake up I always feel cold.  I'm the type of person that when I get cold I put on a blanket, which when my body heat leaves my body, it hits the blanket and sends it back to my body to keep me warm.
I also think that the air around me is cold and not to warm at all.  When a person is warm he has life inside him, when a person gets to cold then that person could die.  If we think of who is in control of the air right know that would be satan, the "prince of the air".  Satan wants a person dead, when we are dead our bodies get's cold and starts breaking down.  This process of death is what satan is all about, to see how many people he can kill before his time is up.
          I would like to look at another type of blanket, one that is Blood Red in color, a blanket that would never make us cold again in this life time.  This blanket is given to a saved person when he excepts the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the cross.  I pray to God that everyone that reads this post will put on that Blood Red Blank of Jesus Christ.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Change In Plans
1 Corinthians 13:8 -  Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

    I want to talk to you about 3 topics which is in this verse, prophecies, tongues, and knowledge.  Let's start with prophecies, unless the prophecy comes from God, then the prophecy is not a true prophecy.  A prophet can't see into the future.  This is also true to fortunetellers, most of mans's prophecies come from satan, and not from God.  Satan can not tell the future, but the good God in heaven can, and has in the bible.  To see an example of a true prophet then read from the old testament book of Daniel, or other books like Isaiah, or Ezekiel.
    The second topic is tongues, or speaking in tongues.  On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit gave the apostles the ability to speak in tongues.  This was given, so the apostles could talk to more people in there own languages.  Tongues have ceased now a days, because its easy to learn different languages in school.  The Holy Spirit had to teach the apostles the different languages that was not normally used in Israel at that time.
    The third and last topic in this verse is knowledge.  I believe that Paul was talking about the knowledge that we get everyday from civilization, news, education, etc.  Knowledge comes from satan, if we want any types of smarts it should be from wisdom from the Bible, God's word.
    Personal observation, God's wisdom comes in two different areas of the Bible, the apostles wrote for the Jewish people at the time, about the true Messiah Jesus Christ.  Paul wrote the second part for the church and how to live in Grace.  Grace is a period that God gave his true believers, since Paul started writing his epistles.  Not every Christian believes in Paul's teaching, because they don't believe in a period of grace.  I guess they believe that they have to do more in there life to receive God's grace.  All a person has to do to gain God's wisdom, is by reading the Bible.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

God On Earth

1 Corinthians 6:19 - Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

John 14:2 - 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.

When a person truly excepts Jesus as their savior and are saved, then the Holy Spirit comes into our spirit and starts to take over our personal spirit.  While we are growing in the Holy Spirit, so he can take over our old spirit.  Our bodies belong to God, yes when Jesus died on the cross he bought back our bodies so the Holy Spirit can live in us, and take care of us until we reach heaven when we die.

In John 14:2 Jesus talks about many mansions in his fathers house.  I would think that God's mansions are our personal bodies where the Holy Spirit lives.  Jesus is preparing our bodies so that 100% of God can live in us at all times.  When the Holy Spirit comes into our bodies to live He is working to change us to be like Jesus in everything we do.  During this process God is living in side of us, with everything we do, or everywhere we go God is with us day and night.

Let's think this out for a minute, when God created the heavens and the earth and put Adam and Eve on earth, God Himself was walking with them in the garden.  God 's spirit was living inside of Adam and Eve, like God planned it to be.  When satan came to tempt Eve, life in the garden all changed.  When Eve took the temptation, satan lived inside of  Adam and Eve and the earth so he could do what he wanted for a short time.  God on the other hand had to leave the earth and take care of Adam and Eve from heaven.  Satan had his way for about 4,000 years of destroying God's own property.  After 4,000 years Jesus came on the picture to die on the cross and to buy back all of God's creation from satan.  At that time the Holy Spirit came to live in all true believers that got saved for God to own and take care of again.  All of this happened so God himself could walk the face of the earth and take care of it the way he planned for it to happen.

When God lives in a human being that he created, then God is walking the face of the earth, and he is in control, then and only then will God's true plans will take place.  Once and for all we will live in God and God will live in us.  We are God's mansions here on his house, called earth.

I want everyone to know that I was a true temple for God to use.  God did the writing I just did the typing on the computer.  This is what is meant when the bible states that we live in God and God lives in us.  I hope that this post will help more people live in God so God can live in all of us.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Work Out Your Own Salvation

Philippians  2:12 - Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
          In this post I would like to look at “work out your own salvation.”  The time when a person excepts Jesus as his personal savior, God puts us through a period of  sanctification, where we have to grow into a likeness of Jesus. 
          Salvation is a three step process, 1. Jesus dies on the cross to save mankind.  2. each of us has to except Jesus’s death & resurrection to be saved.  3. We as a saved person needs to grow to look like Jesus.  Our salvation finishes when God calls us home and we receive our new glorified bodies.  This whole process is what Paul wrote in the above verse, “work out your own salvation.”

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Believe In Your Heart!

Romans 10:9-11 -  9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
          In verse 9 we read that if we "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."  Gods plan for our salvation is in two parts, the first part was that Jesus died on the cross, he was buried, and God raised him up 3 days latter.  This first part was on the grace of God in his plan.  The second part of the plan is put on use humans, we have to believe that Jesus did died, that he was buried, and that he was raised from the dead 3 days later, and that he is alive today living next to his father in heaven.  That believe has to be on our spiritual heart, if its not then we could not attempt at becoming saved.  Then and only then, when we have it on our heart, then we can finish our part by sharing the good news with other people.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Earth Groans

Romans 8:19-22 NKJV -  19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
    I would like to look at verse 22 of this passage, where it reads "the whole creation groans."  When God created this earth, it was filled with grass, trees, and plants, just like the Garden of Eden.  God wanted the earth to be like the way he made it.  Because of Adam & Eve's disobedience the earth was changed for ever.
     The time after Adam & Eve man started to grow and think, and they started to build.  They build towns and cities, where they could live and take care of them selves.  This type of living went on for about 1800 years, when God told Noah to build an ark to live in during a time of judgment on the people of the earth.  After the flood, God said to himself he would no longer judge the earth by one major flood.
    In Genesis 11:1-9, God had to judge his people again.  This time it was at the tower of Babel, where all the people of the earth wanted to build a tower to reach into the sky.  God had to destroy the tower and scatter his people so they would not join together to build another tower.
    Since the fall of man, humans have tried to civilize God's creations.  The definition of civilize comes from reads "to bring out of a savage, uneducated, or rude state; make civil; elevate in social and private life; enlighten; refine.  Let's look at some ways man has tried to refine other men.  They started by building towns with wooden structures, using trees as lumber, and digging up dirt for a foundation to put the trees to make the structures.  They also used some of the trees for paper to write instructions on during the civilization processes.  Man also blew up mountains for roadways to drive on.  Man has built tall building to help in the process of becoming a civilized state.  Man has also used other men as slaves to do all of the dirty work in there civilized state. 
    I can see why God's creations groan, for as much stuff that was done in the name of civilization, something bad had to happen to this land, or the people on the land to make civilization work.  Civilization is not a pretty picture to God when he looks down on his creations.
    In closing I would like to look at the road of life.  A person starts walking down a narrow road, he comes to a "Y" in the road, by choosing the left you go down a wider road called civilization and death.  If you go to the right at the "Y" you will go down a long narrow road, that ends in life for you and anyone that goes down that road.  I could only speak for myself, but I would choose the right road to a better life with God.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Living For The Good Of God

 Romans 8:28 New King James Version (NKJV)

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 

 I would like to look at the words "all things work together for good to those who love God".   I believe that if  we live everyday doing what is good, it should be done for the good for God and not ourselves.  If we love God, then what ever we do should be good for God.
    I would like to share with you what has been happening to me.  I'm a 60 year old man that loves God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, very much.  I weight around 400 lbs, because of my weight problems I have trouble getting around.  I mostly use a wheel chair to get around, and I can't get in the family van like I use to, so I don't leave the apartment to much any more.  I don't go to church any more, but I do keep up with my quiet time, and my reading and studying the bible.  I can do a few things around the apartment to help my wife that has her own health issues.  I fix my own breakfast, and help unload the dishwasher when we run it.
    I feel that as long as I can keep going on a daily basis, with God's help then I'm doing them for the good for God, but I must have his help or else what I do is not for God but for myself, that is why I need to stay writing on my blog because God is helping me write, for good.  I use my blog to share what God has taught me, by sharing what God has taught me, I'm doing good for his will.  Some days I feel that what ever I do isn't good enough for God, but with his help and I put my heart in it is always good for God.
    I do hope that we can all live for God and not ourselves.