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Christ A Sacrifice For All

Hebrews 9:11 – 10:18

And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, so also Christ died once and for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for Him. – Hebrews 9:27

Are you eagerly waiting for Him. Or, do you dread His second coming? Are you prepared for judgment day?

Glory to God!


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Jesus’ Death And Resurrection

Luke 23:44 – 24:12

But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it. – Luke 24:11

They say the disciples went through 4 stages of belief: First, Disbelief, they thought it was a fairy tale; Second, Confusion, Peter checked out the facts but, still found himself puzzled about what happened; Third, Realisation of truth, when the apostles encountered Jesus personally, they were able to accept the fact of the Resurrection and; Fourth, Devotion, as they committed themselves to Jesus and devoted their lives to serving Him, they understood the reality of His presence with them.

In what stage do you find yourself in? You can say you believe in Jesus’ Resurrection but, do people see Him alive in you?

Glory to our Father!

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Jesus Willingly Taken

John 18:11

But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. shall I not drink from the cup of suffering the Father has given me?”

Do you resist God‘s plan? Jesus who possessed supernatural powers didn’t. He could have fought for His freedom but, He decided to surrender to God’s will and did not resist.

Just yesterday, my laptop got busted. So, excuse me for now for I’m doing this on mobile. Nothing fancy for now. No photos!

As I was saying, the laptop just ceased to boot up. My cousin, a technician, said, “No POST!” Or, simply, hardware trouble. Now, I’m rationalizing to get a new one. Even if it means gettng a loan! Talk about trying to force your way rather than listening to what our Father is trying to say.

In today’s reading, our Father revealed to me to let go. Just surrender! Especially, when you’re about to sin.

In every event in our lives, our Father is telling us something. Are we listening? Or, are we too stubborn and simply do what our whims say?

When was the last time you asked for our Father’s plan? When did you or, will you completely surrender?

Glory to the Father!


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Jesus Teaches About the New Life

John 3

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. – John 3:5

Were you baptized when you were an infant? I was. Did it make you a true believer and a disciple of Christ? I doubt it. For it really takes a spiritually mature person to decide when he or she should be baptized.

When I was submerged in water, looking back, I’m not really sure if I have entered the kingdom of our Father. Or, if ever I was completely born again. This is so, because I continued to live like the rest of the world. I didn’t show I was a new being. Though I was certain of my salvation, something was missing. It was the Holy Spirit. It wasn’t with me because I was still living sinfully. I wasn’t seeking it the way a new being should.

When was the last time you reminded yourself that you are a spirit? Have you acknowledged the existence of the kingdom of God? When was the last time you called the Holy Spirit to your aid? Are you now living spiritually and for eternity?

Glory to the Father.

Received Jesus as the only way to salvation on September 25, 2010.

Baptized on June 18, 2011

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Jesus Fulfills the Law

Matthew 5:17-20; Romans 8:1-4

The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. – Romans 8:3

Jesus did fulfill the purpose of the Moses’ laws and did not abolish it like what the Pharisees are accusing Him of. I believe the purpose of the said law is to help us to be righteous for our Father. However, because of our weaknesses (sinful nature), the law alone cannot help us. And because our Father love us so much, He decided to help us further. He sent His son as a sacrifice for our sins.

What an awesome Father He is, don’t you think? But, have you accepted our Father’s sacrifice as your way to salvation? Are you a believer?

When I was younger I believe the world’s view mostly. I believe that I can save myself through good works. Much like what the monks do. For a time I became a monk. Believing that my good works or zen state will lead me to a happier life. I always believed: “the person who sinned should be the one to pay for it… and no can pay for your own sins…”

To cut the long story short, it didn’t work. Though the monks taught me to meditate, focus, let go (be unattached to this world) and be mindful, I really needed a Savior. This is the only way I can truly let go. I need to trust our Father that He has the best of intentions for me.

Ok this post has become way too long already. I think you get my point already. May I suggest you surrender to our Father now?

Glory to God.

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Signs and Miracles of Authority

Matthew 9:1-8; Luke 13:10-17

Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.” – Matthew 9:2

Do you sometimes feel paralyzed because of your current situation? Have faith, call on Him for encouragement and pardon. Jesus has indeed authority over all our afflictions.

I sinned. I got in to debt. I’m slowly paying for it. Because of this bondage, I can’t move. I really feel like a paralytic! But, God is good. He offered a way out of it. He was Jesus. Just so I can go on living and move, I had to have faith in His Word and somehow get encouragement from it. Meanwhile, I also had to seek pardon and mercy from Him. Isn’t our heavenly Father awesome! Even though we are broken, we’re still given hope. Because of His grace we can move and have a life!

What’s keeping you paralyzed to do God’s work? Have you seek Him for encouragement and pardon? If not, do it now. May I suggest you allow Jesus to work a miracle in your life? And let everyone witness Jesus’ triumph over your failures.

Glory to God.

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The Word Became Flesh

John 1:1-18

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.John 1:14

God promised us a Savior. He delivered Jesus. Jesus lived with us. We witnessed His triumph over evil. We were so blessed to have him as role model. For He was both very graceful and truthful. Traits that we should try to emulate.

Our Heavenly Father revealed to me today that His Words are life. It is something we can use to triumph over the enemy. The Word becoming flesh (Jesus) symbolizes that if we listen and use our Father’s Word, we can live like Jesus. Just like Jesus, we can triumph over the deceiver. Jesus lived among us so that we can learn from Him. What are we doing with His teachings?

This verse is an awesome reminder that God’s Word become true. The Word happened. And all His Word in Revelations will happen. So, we better be mindful.

When I see a baby, I remind myself that there was this one time that our Heavenly Father lived among us. And just like a baby who lights up a home, He illuminated a path to our salvation. Have you accepted His way to your salvation? Have you received Jesus as your Savior?

Glory to God.

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