Archive for June, 2016
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15)
The battle is over. The war is won. God reigns.
Yes, it’s true that many parts of creation have not yet recognized God’s victory. There is still rebellion afoot.
But God has won. The kingdom of this world has become God’s kingdom. And we can all be a part of it.
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel? “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9)
Yes we are. We are our brother’s keeper. You have a responsibility to help your brothers and sisters in the Lord. Life is hard. We need each other. We take care of each other.
“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” (Isaiah 45:22)
God has called everyone to turn to him and be saved. It’s a universal message. There aren’t other options available, other paths to eternal life, other ways to be saved. There is God and God alone. No other.
Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. (Mark 15:15)
Following Jesus will never be the popular thing with the majority of the people. You have to decide whether you want to please the culture around you or whether you want to please God.
“Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the LORD’S wrath.” (Zephaniah 1:18)
You can’t buy salvation. You can’t escape God’s judgment by paying a fine or bribing someone. In fact, all of our possessions will be pretty worthless once we leave this life.
Shouldn’t you be investing in something with better lasting value?
“Say to the Israelites: ‘When a man or woman wrongs another in any way and so is unfaithful to the Lord, that person is guilty… (Numbers 5:6)
It is wise to remember that when we wrong someone, we are being unfaithful to God. How we treat people matters.
God is truly worth of praise. He is the Creator and Sustainer of all. He was, is, and is to come. He is the Savior of mankind, our only hope for life.
So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart. (Nehemiah 4:6)
Great things can be done by the power of God. All it takes is for his people to work from a heart given to him. Do great things today.
“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.” (Jude 1:3)
There are times for rejoicing in the blessings we have from God. And there are times to stand up for truth and justice, to speak out against false teaching, to resist evil men. Pray for discernment to know the times.
The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. (Acts 11:1)
God wants everyone to live with him forever. His word is for everyone. And we stand united as one as we receive that word. Family together from all races, nationalities, and social classes.