Friday, June 10, 2011

The Word explained

Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Romans 4:7,8.

God keeps no records of sins/wrongs which have been confessed to Him and forgiven by Him. Indeed, Jesus' Sacrifice was enough for ALL mankind to receive salvation. He came for all man, nevertheless NOT All man want Jesus in their lives, therefore many will be lost for eternity.

Without the shedding of Blood there is no remission of sin. This shows that unbelievers and the ungodly carry unforgiven sins in their heart and are lost souls, until they change to serve God and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. I suggest that God's word is accepted as it intended to be... Be saved through faith in Christ, or eternally lost without Christ.

God, our Father has laid out His work, His promises, His doings, His purpose etc. in His word; His Epistle to mankind. It is up to mankind to respond to God's "Love Letter". We have been given a free will and may choose whomever we want to serve, with the consequences of that decision. Even if God would have chosen us, OUR response to Him determines the outcome.

"He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:" Ephesians 1:4. 

Certainly, God has chosen us before the foundation of the earth. YOU KNOW WHY AND HOW GOD chooses US? Because God KNEW already far before time, that WE WOULD CHOOSE HIM, SINCE HE GAVE US A FREE WILL TO DO SO. This is His foreknowledge.

Ephesians 1:4. All TRUE... but NOT outside of our own will, or He would have never given us a free will to choose. We are NO puppets.

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Is the Lord's Prayer, Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:9-13, the only prayer we should pray? 
This is not what Jesus commanded.

A conversation with the Father comes about through a personal relationship with Him. In the natural we do not keep on repeating the same words/sentences to our loved ones, but we share different thoughts from the heart each time we are together. I talk and pray to the Father, having an open conversation. He replies according to my need. He does not repeat the same answer every time either. I have a living relationship and I know His will as revealed in His word.

Speak out to God what is on your heart and what your needs are and He will answer you in clarity. I don't follow a religion but the Living God, who has become my Father. My heart is an open book to Him. AMEN!

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Open rebuke is better than secret love. Proverbs 27:5.

An open rebuke coming to someone who goes astray is through LOVE to save the person from falling by the wayside. This is a true scripture, because an open rebuke will present an opportunity for someone to correct his/her walk with God. While a secret love is hidden and may not even be noticed. Never reject a rebuke for this will show a haughty heart. Always search if there is truth in the rebuke and change your life accordingly.

Rebuke is hard to take for many people, because they are being stepped upon their toes. They think they are being wrongly judged and their pride is in the way to hear the true warning. This shows that they themselves are sitting on the thrown of their heart, instead of Christ being the Ruler of their life. It would be much wiser to pay attention to the rebuke in order to change their awkward ways and their haughty heart.
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Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3

Here Jesus is referring to the "humble" souls, those who realize they have a mayor need in their life, especially the need of the Saviour. The ones who think so great about themselves cannot and will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before Him, all the earth.  Psalm 96:9
There is truth and beauty in simplicity. A person in plain clothes but with the smile of the joy of Christ and the sparkle of TRUE life in his/her eyes, is AWESOME TO BEHOLD. We see Christ alive in such a person. Now there is a beautifully dressed person with a sour face, bitter heart and a sign of death in the eyes. The dress may be awesome, but it does not make such a person beautiful.

Blessed  are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  Matthew 5:8

Jesus lived a life of simplicity, being our example.  Most people of the affluent societies around the world are involved in great debts; being entangled through loans, mortgages,  use of credit cards etc, thereby making their lives pretty much complicated.  Christians have allowed the environment to influence their lives by adapting more to the norm/model of the world affairs than to the word of God. Jesus says: "Learn of me for I am meek and lowly of heart." 

This humbleness of the Son of God brought down the POWER of God. Just think about it! Could it be that the lack of the power of God is caused due to the lack of humbleness in our life? Remember, The Lord will notice the simple things done out of a pure heart.

Blessed are the "pure" of heart... Jesus says. The word "Pure" here refers to simplicity, clean, unmixed, unpollutedsingle-mindedness, purged, uncluttered, holy, keeping the spiritual eyes focused, devoted.


Be blessed in the Lord,
Minister Dr Trudy Veerman

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