This blog contains
The Word of God
Which is powerful enough
To change your heart
And your life
He who has ears
Let him hear.
Chapter 10 Obedience
Chapter 14 The Trinity
Chapter 22 The Tongue.
Chapter 30 The Christian Adventure.
Chapter 31 Jesus' Grace is Sufficient
Chapter 32 God's Will
Chapter 33 Fear God
Chapter 34 Your Hope and Joy.
Chapter 35 Absolute Faith
Annex 1 Evidence there is a Creator
Annex 5 The Ten Daily DOs
Annex 6 The Two Big IFS
Annex 7 The incredible WE
Annex 9 Source of Quotations from the Bible.
The YouTube video - The Last Reformation The Beginning (2016) - shows many modern day miracles done in the name of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53.4 - 5
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1.12
You now have the right to become a child of God. Wow.
Chapter 7 – To be Sorry for your Sins (Repentance).
Repentance is the commitment to try and obey all Jesus' commands, not just the ones that suit you, with the help of the Holy Spirit within you. Repentance does not come from your strength, but the strength of the Holy Spirit in you.
Repentance is hard because you cannot undo the bad things you have done in the past. You need to be sorrowful for your old ways, but you cannot let them drag you down. You have got to leave your sins behind you. You need to forgive yourself. Each day you start with a clean sheet. Repentance is about looking forward not looking back. It is part of the healing process and comes after asking Jesus to come into your heart and before you are baptised.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28.19
Little children, love one another
As your heavenly Father loves you.
God has poured his love into our hearts. We need to use this love for His Glory and not let it go to waste.What do we do with this love. We do four things:
We love our God,
We love the people who are kind to us (parable of the good Samaritan),
We love other Christians
We love our enemies.
It should be the motivation for all that you do and feel. It is the oil in your lamp that shines for Jesus.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4.16
So if you follow the way of God's love, God will live in you through the Holy Spirit.
GOD'S LOVE - USE IT, DON'T ABUSE IT
USE IT FOR HIS GLORY
Chapter 10 - Obedience
OBEYING JESUS WILL GIVE YOU ETERNAL LIFE
BECAUSE BY OBEYING JESUS YOU WILL REMAIN IN HIS LOVE
Churches should have this in writing on their walls and they should teach it constantly.
These were the last words that Jesus spoke before ascending into heaven. He told his disciples to make us into disciples and to teach us OBEDIENCE to his commands.
His teachings on how you should behave are set out in the four gospels. A list of some of his commands is found in Matthew Chapters 5, 6 and 7 which are summarised at Annex 2. Each day try to obey his commands. You should have them in your heart and in your mind, helped by the Holy Spirit.
I tried with all my strength to obey Jesus's commands, but Satan new my weaknesses and I always failed. Until I learned that obedience comes from the strength of the Holy Spirit inside me.
Obedience and humility are the keys to the Kindgom of Heaven.
If you love me (Jesus), you will obey what I command. John 14.15
Jesus asks us to obey his commands, as an outward demonstration that we love him.
If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15. 10 -11
Little children, forgive one another
As your heavenly Father forgives you.
And forgive yourself.
Forgiveness comes from the strength of the Holy Spirit inside you.
Rely on the strength of the Holy Spirit that is in you to get through this moment..
When Thomas said this, Jesus did not deny it.
The fact that Jesus and the Father are one is central to Jesus’ message to you. They share God’s Deity together. John who was Jesus’ best friend when he was on earth, repeatedly mentioned this in his gospel.
Worshipping Jesus has God is a stumbling block for many. God, the Father, and Jesus are separate living entities but at the same time they are one. This might seem like a contradiction in human terms, but in heavenly terms anything is possible with God. There are verses supporting their separation and verses supporting their existence as one (see verses above).
When you worship Jesus,
You also worship the Father,
And when you worship the Father,
You also worship Jesus
Because Jesus and the Father are one.
Jesus is standing at the centre of the throne not at the side or in front or behind. He is on the throne with God. Hence when we worship God, we also worship Jesus.
The writer calls Jesus GOD.
Jesus came from the bossom of God to teach us about God and to teach us how to glorify him.
You glorify him by bearing fruit.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ASK whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15.7 and 8.
Chapter 14 - The Trinity
They are three separate persons, but they are ALWAYS PRESENT TOGETHER acting as one. When the Holy Spirit is with you, so are the Father and Jesus. They are INSEPARABLE.
When you receive the Holy Spirit, you also receive the Father and Jesus because WHERE ONE IS, SO ARE THE OTHER TWO, FORMING ONE INSEPARABLE GOD. They are joined together forming one God.
Jesus said that he was in the Father and the Father was in him (inseparable). He also said when you see me you also see the Father (inseparable) (John Chapter 14.11).
The Father sits on the throne. Jesus and the Holy Spirit also sit on the throne because they are one inseparable God.
When you pray to the Father, you also pray to Jesus and the Holy Spirit because they are one inseparable God.
When you worship Jesus, you worship the Father and the Holy Spirit because they are one inseparable God.
The Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. are always present together, forming ONE inseparable God.
ALWAYS PRESENT TOGETHER INSEPARABLE
(Technical note: The only two times in history when Jesus and the Father were apart were:
1. the period before Jesus received the Holy Spirit. During this period, the devil came and tempted him.
2. For the six hours that Jesus was on the cross.
These were the two times that God was most vulnerable and if Jesus had not persevered Satan would have won).
How do you know that you have received the Holy Spirit into your heart?
The Holy Spirit's name is Helper and that is what he does. You know that you have received him when you see yourself grow spiritually through his strength not your own. He gives you the ability to understand the scriptures. Suddenly the Word of God becomes alive and active in your heart. He gives you the capacity to believe more, to love more, to forgive more, to get angry less, to repent more and to obey more.
The Holy Spirit is your best friend and helper.
You can only truly understand the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit.
You can only truly repent with the help of the Holy Spirit.
You can only truly love with the help of the Holy Spirit.
You can only truly obey with the help of the Holy Spirit.
You can only truly bear fruit with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus answered, the one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. Matthew 13.37
So there is a war between satan and God for the souls of the people on earth. God has set the rules and boundaries for the war and satan has limited powers. God lets the war continue because there are still more souls to be saved.
Are you a good person leading a comfortable life without Jesus? Then you are exactly where satan wants you to be and he won't bother you. You are either good seed or weeds. There is no in-between. You have a choice: to receive Jesus into your heart or to continue in sin. Sin is not to recognise Jesus as your Saviour.
Who do you think causes the suffering in the world? Is it God or satan?
Why does God who is full of love, allow satan to cause so much suffering? Why does he protect and heal some but not others? Who are we to question God. Be grateful that he gave you life and use it wisely. The secret of life is to obey Jesus.
Most of the human suffering is caused by man's abuse of power. Wars, starvation and genocide - satan is to blame because he exists and controls most of mankind. Satan is enjoying the power he has over the world right now. He enjoys destroying souls by hiding the truth about Jesus from as many people as possible. If in the process mankind also destroys the planet, he doesn't care because his days are numbered.
God included in his design of the world storms, hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis. They will probably exist in his new Kingdom, but they will not have the power to kill since the souls in the new Kingdom will have everlasting life.
In short, human suffering occurs in the world because satan loves to see it happen. Why God lets it happen? We don't know. But then again, who are we to question God. The question should be, “Why does God allow satan to cause suffering”? God has the power to create and heal, but satan can only destroy what God has created.
There are two types of people in this world. Those chosen by God with the ability to understand God's word, ie the children of God. Those that are the sons of the devil who chose not to believe in jesus. the wheat and the weeds. Which are you?
Believing in Jesus is base one.
Asking Jesus into your heart is base two.
Receiving the Holy Spirit is base three.
Repenting and Baptism is a home run.
On this I will build my church.
Chapter 29 - The Word of God
For the Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The Word of God is not just words written in the Bible but is alive and active. These words have been poured into your heart through the Holy Spirit and in your heart they are alive and active.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15.7 and 8.
In your heart, these words have power and the Holy Spirit will teach you how to use that power.
First, Jesus' words are a defence from the evil one. Whenever you are tempted by receipting Jesus words you can overcome this temptation.
Secondly, if Jesus words are in your heart, you can ask God for things to happen and provided those wishes are for God's glory and for the glory of His Kingdom, they will happen. You might not see them happen, but they will happen.
Thirdly, when you witness for Jesus, the Holy Spirit will teach you to use these words as a basis for what you say. These words are the basis of your life in Jesus, so when you speak the truth from your heart, these words will come out in some shape or form.
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. John 15.3
So when you read the Bible, God, through the Holy Spirit, will help you understand the words so that they are no longer just words on paper, but meaningful words written on your heart.
Ask God to teach you how to use that power - the Power of His Words.
Chapter 31 - Jesus' Grace is Sufficient
Jesus said that apart from him you can do nothing. So everything you do, should be in the strength of Jesus and the Holy Spirit and not in your own strength.
Chapter 32 - God's Will
Jesus explained to us what God's will is when he taught us the Lord's Prayer.
This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
God wants three things to happen:
1. His Name (Yahweh) is hallowed, respected, feared, loved, worshipped and glorified by you and all his chosen people.
2. His Kingdom comes into your heart and into the hearts of all his chosen people.
3. His Will is obeyed by you and all his chosen people on earth.
Jesus wants us to ask for these three things every day. That is why he included them in the Lord's prayer.
Jesus said to his disciples:
But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Luke 12.5
Jesus told us to fear God because He has the authority to banish your soul into hell on judgement day.
By fearing God, you shows him the respect he deserves. Yes, you can fear and love God at the same time.
Chapter 35 - Absolute Faith
Chapter 36 - Peace with God
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5.1
On the two occasions, when Jesus met his disciples locked in the room after the crucifixion, he greeted them: "Peace be with you". He never used this greeting before the crucifixion. The crucifixion bought us peace with God. Peace came into existence at the cross. Before the crucifiction, peace did not exist in the world. Isaiah 53.5 says: the punishment that brought us peace was upon him. All those who believe in Jesus have peace with God. It is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
So now that we have Peace with God, what do we do with it? We enjoy it in our quiet moments with Him.
Chapter 37- God's Power in us
God's power in us on earth comes from three things:
The Holy Spirit in us;
The Word of God in us;
The Love of God in us.
Mnemonic : HOWL
How do we unleash this power: BY PRAYER. BY ASKING
Jesus is the Truth
And that Truth
Shall set you free.
Free from everything
That binds you
Physically and mentally.
It starts with a need.
A need to understand
The meaning of everything.
It ends when you find
The Word of God.
IF you love me, you will obey my commands. (John 14.23)
IF you obey my commands, you will remain in my Love. (John 15.10)
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and WE will come to them and make our home with them. (John 14.23).
Annex 8 - The Quran
The Quran acknowledges that Jesus was the anointed one from God. That he did miracles and raised the dead. It also acknowledges that Jesus was strengthened by the Holy Spirt. It also makes ever attempt to distance Isa (Jesus) from Allah by referring to him as Jesus, the son of Mary. This is the truth, but what it does not say is Jesus calls Allah, ‘My Father’ and that he came from the bosom of the Father, from heaven to earth to save mankind by dying on the cross.
According to the Quran, to say that Jesus is God, is to blaspheme (Q5.17), Yet in the Gospel of John, Jesus says that he and the Father are one, so did Jesus blaspheme?
In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Surah 5:17
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus blasphemes, yet the Quran says that:
He (Jesus) shall be highly honoured in this world and in the Next, and shall be one of those near stationed to Allah. (Q3:45)
How can Jesus be highly honoured yet, he teaches his followers to blaspheme?
According to the Quran, all Christians are blasphemers for saying Jesus is God (Q 5.72) and in believing in the Trinity (Q 4.171). Therefore the disciples were blasphemers because they were the ones that taught this message. Yet the Quran states they were superior men (Q 3.55).