Archive for March, 2017

Cleansing Blood. One.

Jesus our Passover Lamb.

In Isaiah 53 we are told what the Christ/Messiah would be like and the cost that he would pay for us, so that God could buy as back from the domain of Satan if we repented and believed in Jesus.

Many Christians get confused with John 3:16, because of the false doctrine of Replacement theology! God is now accepting His love to cover the gentiles as well as His people Israel! But when it comes to cleansing for sins, there is no change in His requirement for blood!

Accept now Jesus has made the final atonement for sin and all who trust in Him will receive the promise, hope of Eternal Life.  1 Corinthians 5:7.

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Saint Valentines Day.

14th February.

Lots of people are now in a mad rush to get their card in the post and/ or to prepare that special surprise? But what is lacking, is the fact that St Valentine is not one person but several all noted for doing their good deeds and not expecting anything in return. Luke 6:30-36. In fact that is how God wants us to do our good works, in secret and not seen by others. Some do what to be credited. Mathew 6:1-4.

But the day or evening is celebrated as one of romance and marriage, but it has become a tradition and like getting married. Many do it for the show, rather than for the commitment, and that is perhaps why so many fail when the storms come.

Marriage between a man and a woman was ordained by God. Genesis 2:18, 2:23-24. And we are warned that God does not like adultery to defile the marriage bed. Mark 10:6-9, Hebrews 13:4.

PATRICK.

Feast day 17th March.

Happy Saint Patricks Day?

Patrick was no weakling, he was planning his escape probably from the day he was taken in what was the remains of Roman Britain? But it took some courage to return to a pagan land in the hope of converting the Irish to Christianity?

Many had tried before with little success, but Patrick was a man of vision and he was also a born-again Christian like many today both within the both the Protestant and Catholic Church?

Drink and debauchery will mark many of the celebrations today of what has become a traditional holiday, but there are as many Patrick’s around the world serving in great isolated and dangerous places as once Ireland was!

Romans 12:11,  1 Corinthians 15:8-10,  1 Timothy 1:15-16,  Titus 3;3,  1 Peter 1:12.

Mission. Part-Two.

Irelands Great Legacy.

From 500AD the Celtic Church expanded dramatically over the next one-hundred years after the death of Saint Patrick, reaching most of western Britain, Scandinavia and northern Germany? No one truly knows how far the Celtic Church progressed in the 450 years prior to the Norman invasion of the geographical British Isles?

One will always find fault with Christians in relation to temptation and sin, because people expect us to be perfect? Failure is seen as a smug comfort to the lost, but on the day of judgement there will be many regrets?

Today Ireland and the Celtic Church is still operating and sending out men and woman across the world to help those in need, much of this is not reported in the media because it is to occupied with senseless death?

Matthew 1:14,   Acts 14:7,   Romans 16:25,   1 Peter 4:17.

Reconciliation. One.

Forgive and Forget.

Bitterness is a terrible condition to be in, when one is claiming to have a faith in God? Like racism and sectarianism, they block the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives! Jesus was rejected first by His own people, but He has not given up on humans with all our flaws?

Jesus went to the cross/stake/tree for our sins, making that final atonement and rising from the dead so that we may have a New Life and overcome the sting of natural death!

Calvinism in some respects justifies sins, while in others it gives a belief that once saved will get us into heaven? But the bible is more complex and we need to understand it from the context that it was written in?

Luke 23:34,   Romans 5:10,   Matthew 5:23-26,   Colossians 1:20-22,   Hebrews 2:17.

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