All posts tagged: eternal life

Day #16: I am Delivered


Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal. Benjamin Franklin The fear of death if a lifelong slavery for many. Man has always dreaded this unavoidable ending. If there were a pill to eradicate the death, I believe everyone is going to save up to buy and take it. Miraculously, Jesus Christ has given Himself over to death so that He can delivered us from the one who has the power of death. Look with me at Hebrews 2:14-15: Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. As followers of Jesus, we know who we are and where we are going. We’ve been delivered from the fear of death. We have what the Bible calls our ‘blessed hope’. This blessed hope is best known as a ‘blessed assurance’ …

Day #2: I am Loved


God loves you equally on your good and bad days. There is nothing you can do or not do to change His mind. Jeremiah 31:3, “The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Welcome to day number 2 and thanks for joining me on this 21-day journey of discovering who we are in Christ. You are loved. There is nothing you can do wrong that would make Him love you less.There is nothing extra you can do to make Him love you more. You are loved on your good days and loved equally on your bad. God’s love for you is patient. It is kind. His love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things for you. Among the many things Jude could have written to his hearers, he chose to remind them of one thing: “keep ourselves in the love of God” (Jude 1:21). We need to live in a daily revelation of the …

Monday Night Meditation


Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. Praise God for His intrinsic attributes Praise God for His infinite holiness Praise God magnificent power Praise God for His eternal life Praise the Lord God Almighty He who sits on the throne – alone is worthy to receive glory, honor and praise For He created all things and by His will and for His pleasure we exist. Praise God!

DownLoad a Free Song from Hillsong


Do want to be captivated again by the wonder of Easter? You can start today by downloading and singing along to a new Easter Single. The song is written by Marty Sampson and it “tells a timeless story” If you want to remember anew or reflect on old gospel themes in a different way, than “O praise Him” will help you captivate the wonder of the Easter story. It’s the story of the Cross It’s the story of His resurrection It’s the story of His Love In my estimation – the greatest love story ever told. Download it here for free… http://hillsong.com/worship OR Listen to it below Lyrics: I cast my mind to Calvary Where Jesus bled and died for me I see His wounds, His hands His feet My Saviour on that cursed tree His body bound and drenched in tears They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb The entrance sealed by heavy stone Messiah still and all alone Then on the third at break of dawn The Son of Heaven rose again O …

Joy Is…


Most of my reading and preaching this month has been about Joy. I just completed a three part Christmas Series on Joy at my Church. And you can discover how to increase your joy here. In this post, I want to, at least try to answer the question – “What is Joy?” I made a statement during one of my sermons about joy that left a lot of questions. I could hear the murmuring in the congregation while I tried to explained what I meant. Let me share it with you and you can leave a note about your feelings or thoughts about it: Joy is not affected by afflictions; it’s only affected by sin. Sin decreases joy; affliction increases it. I believe joy is … An indestructible Assurance in who God is and everything He promised. This includes the following: The assurance of his covenant relationship with each and everyone of us. The assurance that comes from the joy of His salvation within us. That he is able to save to the uttermost. That …

What is the Kingdom of God?


Expressions of the Kingdom Secrets of the Kingdom of God “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables.”  Mark 4:11 Scattered Seeds and the Kingdom of God “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.” Mark 4:26 Kingdom powers “The kingdom of God after it has come with power.” Mark 9:1; 1 Corinthians 4:20 Kingdom humility “The kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”  Mark 10:15 Good news of the kingdom “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God.” Luke 4:43 Beatitudes of the Kingdom Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” Luke 6:20 Miracles of the kingdom “The kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.” Luke 9:11 Kingdom qualification “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 Mustard Seed “The kingdom of God is like a …

Rivers of Living Waters


In May of 1989 my family and I woke up to the sound of mortar blasts, and rocket launchers in our back yard. It was a great spot for the government soldiers because of the cliff overlooking the other side of the city, where rebel soldiers occupied. When we left our home that day, we came across many displaced people who had been without food and water for many weeks. The fighting was intense and life as we knew it, came to a stop. We had no idea what life would look like the next few weeks with less food and no source of safe drinking water. By the time we hit the second week on the run, we began to realize how important water is. Vital organs began to shut down because of dehydration. Skin began to get clammy. Coherent thoughts began to vanish. As we struggle to find safe drinking water, our mouths became dry; our heads ached and our Knees became weak. Sadly, many others fell by the roadside for lack of water. …

two unchangeable things about God


So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. Hebrews 6:18 How certain are the promises of God? The writer of the book of Hebrews claims that the certainty of God’s promises are guaranteed by God’s own perfectly trustworthy character. To illustrate this and prove the certainty of God’s promises, the writer uses Abraham as an example of one who through faith and much patience inherited the promises of God. As if that illustration was not enough, the writer makes a bold statement about two unchangeable things about God. What are they? And how important are they? The two unchangeable things are: God’s promise/purpose God’s Oath one deals with the fact that all the promises of God are yes! and the other is more like an assurance that he will certainly deliver on what he promised. Hebrews 6:13 says, “For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had …

Death is a greater deliverer


Thomas Brooks was an English Puritan preacher and author in the 1600s. Though he’s best known for his many books and theological treatises, we have several of his sermons in print, some of which are funeral sermons. In one funeral sermon, Brooks reminds his listeners that for the believer, death not only ceases to be our conqueror; death actually becomes God’s meek helper. He wrote: “Death is another Moses: it delivers believers out of bondage, and from making bricks in Egypt.” He continued: Remember this—death does that in a moment, which no graces, no duties, nor any ordinances could do for a man all his lifetime! Death frees a [person] from those diseases, corruptions, temptations … that no duties, nor graces, nor ordinances could do …. Every prayer then [when we die] shall have its answer; all hungering and thirsting shall be filled and satisfied; every sigh, groan, and tear that has fallen from the saints’ eyes shall then be recompensed. That is not death but life, which joins the dying man to Christ! I …