Archive for December, 2015

Stephen. First Martyr.

The cost of being a Christian.

Everyday and today Christians will be murdered for bearing the name Christ or followers of Christani- Christos. Many who die are nominals, just born into their Church labels and nothing more.

For others who have faith and are either born-again or converted it is their victory to share in the sufferings of Messiah. Many believe that the ancient middle-east Church is at an end, but they are wrong!

Persecution will always lead to a new and bigger movement of God. Stephen was the first to die, then that early Ekklesia was scattered from Jerusalem. Now look at it today it is a global faith.

Psalm 98:2,   Acts 7:60-8:1.

Jesus First. Part-Four.

Two miracles of the Virgin Birth.

The mind of the world is depraved and one usually when bringing up this subject, will hear all the filth that humanity makes in accusations and talk that it never was.

Yet we as believers must believe in all the miracles and wonders of God, not just the bits that might fit our doctrines or what denomination or branch of Christianity that we belong to. The Ekklesia of Jesus is universal, we are but bricks or blocks being built or formed into a Spiritual building.

Jesus was concieved into His earthly morther Mary by the Holy Spirit. One perhaps could say it was a kind of Spiritual IVF? The second miracle was that Mary did not break he waters, as pregnant woman do in birthing. This proves that Mary was a virgin and that is all it proves. She is not devine or sinless, she is not our intrcession to God.

The Scriptures are very clear in relation to Jesus is the centre, the pivot and the focus of our faith in Him. His death was the final atonement required by the Law for human sin.

Luke 1:26-38, 2:5-7,  Hebrews chapter 10.

Jesus First. Part-Three.

Enquiring with wrong motives.

There are many people today who will seek after Jesus, believing God will accept them their way. They attend meetings, take the free launch, even seek a shelter and make many nice comments.

But the reallity in their own hearts and minds is full of selfishness and they want God to fit in their pocket, rather than fitting in His. They have deluded themselves with a fantasy Jesus, one perhaps seen in the movies or from some childhood understanding they thought.

We see that when the Magi arrived from following the star, they went to the logical place to find the King of Israel the palace in jerusalem. There they met King Herod who enquired he too wanted to meet this speacial child.

But his intentions were to lash out and murder evey chld from baby yo two year-old to save his power base.

Matthew 2:1-11,  Genesis 35:16-20,  Jeremiah 31:15,  Matthew 2:16-18.

Jesus First. Part-Two.

My Shepherd.

We are the sheep, he is our Lord and shepherd! That is why the shepherds were visited by angels. There ancestor King David of Israel, came from humble orgins to as he was a shepherd.

Jesus in human flesh was a descendant from David in that human linage. Jesus always spke about sheep and the relationship between the shepherd and the flock and all who sought entery by another route wer imposters.

Luke 2:8-20,  Mark 6:34,  1 Samuel 17:20,  28,  34-35,  Pslam 23:1,  John 10:1-16.

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