March 27, 2017
I want you to understand that to Jesus there is no problem He cannot solve. In your life today, God had the solution even before the problem arose; He sees the end from the beginning. When this Roman Centurion in Matthew 8 came to Jesus saying, "My servant is critically ill", Jesus responded, "I will come to your house and heal him". What an amazing statement, Jesus the Son of God, the creator of the universe, wants to come to your house and solve your problem! Jesus won't reject you or dismiss your need, He's concerned about you. Jesus wants to become your friend, part of your home, a member of your family.
'Psalm 103' used by kind permission of Vinesong http://www.vinesong.com
March 20, 2017
What is faith? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things you do not see. Faith is not something intellectual in your mind. You can't learn faith in university. Faith is learnt through the experience of life. It is only through trials and tribulations that you learn the power and effectiveness of faith.
'Lift up the Name' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
March 13, 2017
If any man be in Christ he is a new creation, the old has gone, and the new life begins. You are not reformed, rehabilited or re-educated - as a believer you are re-created. Your old sinful life is dead and buried. You've been born again into the Kingdom of God. You are a new creation - literally re-created - all past mistakes and sins forgiven, you are made new! Ephesians 2 teaches that we are saved by grace through faith. Our salvation is the gift of God. You can't earn salvation. You can't buy salvation. Salvation is a free gift to those who put their faith in the finished work of the cross. The good new is, you don't wait until you die to receive eternal life, you have it now! Yes, your body will die, but your spirit will live on with Jesus.
'Ephesians 2' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com
March 6, 2017
Sin and sickness are not from God. The purpose of the first coming of Jesus was to make a way of escape from the evil which Satan, and ultimately man, by his disobedience, brought into the world: "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, to destroy the works of the devil!" - 1 John 3:8. However, this is only in part today, none of us is perfect in ourselves, we live in a world of sin and sickness and are surrounded by them. When Christ returns we shall be taken out of this world into the Kingdom of Heaven, then there will be no more sin, sickness or death. Until then, walking by faith, we must overcome sin - and temptation - and sickness. The Bible makes it clear, the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. Just as we receive wages for the employment we undertake, so spiritually we receive wages too: if we choose to work for the devil and live in sin, our wages are death - if we choose to work for God and follow His commands, our wage is eternal life.
'This is a new thing' used by kind permission of www.vinesong.com