Posts Tagged ‘David’

God with Us? Part-One.

Root of David!

The account of the shepherds out in the fields being visited by the heavenly host is a lovely account of the grace and mercy of our God! But why did he appear to these men, well that should be obvious, since the ancestor of Jesus was King David who started out life as a shepherd boy?

Jesus later would refer to Himself as , ‘I Am the good shepherd!

This theme of shepherding sheep literally and also Spiritually in the sense of leadership and responsibility is one to be heeded, since many today look after themselves first!

God is warning us who are in this role to end it, because we will at the end have to give an account of our actions to Him!

1 Kings 17:34,  Ezekiel 34:5-23,  Matthew 1:23,  12:36,  Luke 1:27,  2:8-20,  John 10:11,  14, Romans 14:12,  1 Peter 4:5.

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Jesus, witness the Truth. One.

‘Glory to God in the Highest.’

Angels appeared to shepherds in the field to tell them to good new that Jesus their Messiah was born in stable! This apperance is not a fluke, but points to Jesus ancestor David the King of Israel and friend of God?

Many people still have the religion that they were brought up into today, but everything to some is order and tradition? It is not based on faith or trust in God, there is no personal relationship with God, with Jesus?

But many thousands each year do come to a personal faith in Jesus as their own personal Lord and Saviour! They had an encounter with Jesus, that has changed their outlook from keeping rules to being set free?

Isaiah 53:4-7,  Luke 1:34-38,  Luke 2:10-15,  Romans 3:23,  6:23,  1 John 1:9.

A month of Saints. Part-One.

Saint David and Saint Piran.

1st March Cymru-Wales, 5th March Curnow-Cornwall.

Very little is known about these two men, but what an impact as Christian believers preaching the ‘Good News message they have had over the last 1500 years in the western regions of mainland Britain.

Many people will jump up and protest that these were good Catholics, but how wrong you are. These men like Saint Patrick, the establisher of Celtic Christianity and mission was a born again Christian and His followers were the same.

They held no alligance to Rome but their Lord Jesus alone.

Exodus 15:2,  Psalm 18:46,  27:1,  Romans 8:26-27,  Philippians 2:12,  3:3.

God’s Protection. Part-Two.

David.

When we come to look at the life of King David we see that he was a man on the run from a disturbed paranoid man. David constantly cried out to God for help, like many of us.

It is hard to be a believer in God and to follow the teachings of Jesus, its not just about loving people but rather forgiving them for what they are doing to us.

But to put this into practice we know like David that we have God’s protection daily.

Psalm 140:1,  4,  11,  Matthew 6:13.

Holy Spirit Promised. Part-One.

Empowerment.

As believers without the Holy Spirit we could do nothing, we would not be saved. It is the Holy Spirit in this New disspensation that leads us to greater things, in the application of our faith.

In the past it was poured out on individuals to serve the will of God, Abraham, Moses, David and many more. But now all believers recieve a share of Him, the Spirirt of God.

Acts 1:8,  2:4,  Romans 15:19.

Celtic Saints. Part-Two.

St. David. March 1st.

We know very little about who Dawi Sant was? He was believed to have been born around 500AD in Caerfai, Pembrokeshire and died in 589AD. He was probably converted by an Irish missionary team, who arrived off south-west Wales 10-20 years after the death of Saint Patrick. The endeavour to reach the western parts of Britain were well underway by now.

David was canonized by Pope Calixtus in 1123AD. David may have been more than one person, who worked very hard in a very hostile environment to preach and teach. He is remembered by his famous words ( Gwnewch y pethau by chain) ‘Do the little things.’ It is claimed that St. David made pilgrimages to Rome and Jerusalem, but this is unlikely since the Celtic Church was hostile to Papal interferences.

A Cathedral in Saint Davids and a small church near by Glyn Rhosyn are attributed to him, while a stained glass window in  Clonard, Ireland records him as being the teacher of St. Finnian. Isaiah 61:10, Revelation 14:2, Psalm 23:4, 1 Timothy 4:8, Proverbs 30:24.

Christmas. Part-Three.

The Angels appeared to the shepherds, why?  Because Jesus the Messiah, was the son of David, King of Israel. David was a shepherd boy. Jesus later in His ministry said ‘I Am the good shepherd.’  Luke 2:8-20,  Psalm 78:70-71, John 10:14.

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