Posts Tagged ‘children’

‘Our Father?

God our Father!

All of have had fathers, some good, some not so? Some died, while others ran away to avoid responsibility, while still others were part of the mixture of human relations and sin outside wedlock?

In this world what ever set up or relationship we have with or are a father it is up to us to make the best for our children and do what is right and best? But when we know the Lord Jesus as our personal saviour, we come into personal relationship with both God and His one and only son Jesus!

Knowing God as our Fathers, opens us to know that he cares, loves and always wants the best for us!

Isaiah 63:16,  64:8,  Malachi 2:10,  Matthew 6:9,  Romans 8:15,  1 Corinthians 1:3,  8:6.

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Workers Rights?

1st May.

Exploitation continues, despite the abolition of black slavery? The end of colonial slavery was replaced by the Industrial revolution and the need for mass cheap labour! Many children were forced down the mines and into the mill machine cleaning, people were forced to live in back to back housing and vile conditions!

The 19th Century say the rise of Socialist idealism and the workers Utopia of rights and farer conditions, sometimes coming at great coast? Capitalism was the driving forces of big business, apart from some Christian efforts to appease their workers, there was little care for the workers and their families?

Today many people are working for little or nothing and this is not right, if we claim to know Jesus then we should show, care, concern and love for the less fortunate?

Genesis 31:7-8,   Luke 10:34,   John 4:36,   Romans 3:23,   6:23.

International Terrorism.

Religious Mania.

The British will mark Guy Fawkes night tomorrow with fire works and bonfires, but how many people know who and what Guy Fawkes the centre of this tradition was all about?

Today everyone in Europe has to be politically correct and yet there remains the stigma towards, black people, travellers and the Jews?

The world faces a new religious fanatical deluded enemy lead by some very clever people, who one day perhaps might deck the halls of the United Nations at the cost of many innocent woman and children killed by their suicide soldiers in markets, schools and many other soft targets.

God will never allow evil to overcome good, that is why he sent His son Jesus to us so that we by trusting in Him could be forgiven. loved and set free from the blindness and wickedness of this dark world!

Lamentations 2:14,  Ezekiel 22:28,  Matthew 7:15,  Romans 12:21,  Philippians 3:18.

Halloween. Two.

Authority over the Enemy.

All Hallows is the traditional time to point out that God has more power over the darkness, demonic, evil and wickedness in this world! It is also a time of dressing up and having fun with our children?

For believers we are reminded of the struggles that we face everyday and we see and know that God through the Holy Spirit has given us the authority to rebuke the Devil, knowing that he will flee from us.

Gods love for this world can only truly be found in His one and only son Jesus, who went of His own choice to the cross to die for our failures! His resurrection from the grave made the victory of taking away the sting of death! The world fears many things, but there is no fear in Love, in Jesus love.

Job 5:15,  Psalm 10:3-4,  Isaiah 41:10,  1 Corinthians 13:4-8,  Galatians 5:14,  James 4:7, 1 Peter 3:14,  Revelation 2:10.

Rumours of Wars. TWO

Strife, Terror.

Evil people are good at using idele hands to do their bidding!

The Middle-East is full of disabled children,and woman being used as huma shields and then thos who try to practice democrasy be accused of war crimes.

Here in Europe we have to deal daily with mentally ill men stabbing and shooting people going about their own business. Police and intelligance either cannot find a link, because of ease of Internet access to videos and hate sermons.

We on the other hand have to keep trusting Jesus through all of this, without worrying!

Matthew 10:26-28,  Mark 12:14,  John 14:27, Romans 8:13, 15, Ephesians 6:4.

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.

Evil and Wickedness. Part-Three.

Bribery.

At the best of times this is not a good idea or place to be in and yet it is very much part of the ‘All Hallows/Halloween event. We traditionally know it as ‘Trick and Treat.’ You basically give us a gift or the mob will do something nasty to you.

Yes there is a kind of fun children’s game here, but there is also a serious lesson for us to learn that as adults it becomes an ever present reality.

Exodus 23:8,   Deuteronomy 27:25.

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