Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Gift of God

Someone once wrote in a comment to justify her tithing, that it is the least she can do for what Christ did for her.  Holy Spirit immediately brought to my mind that what Christ did for us, is impossible for us to pay Him back and that His gift of salvation is a FREE gift!  God bought us back from slavery to sin, not with silver or gold, definitely not with money, but at a high price, the precious Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son.  We cannot pay anything for our salvation.  We are saved not by our works, but by the Blood of Christ, a free gift.

How do we obtain that free gift of salvation?  We have to receive it by faith!  That's it!  We are saved by grace through faith.

For thus says the LORD:  "You have sold yourselves for nothing, And you shall be redeemed without money."
•~Isaiah 52:3

For you were bought at a price;  therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
•~I Corinthians 6:20

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
•~Ephesians 1:7

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves;  it is the gift of God,
not of works, lest anyone should boast.
•~Ephesians 2:8-9 

"He who believes in the Son has everlasting life;  and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
•~John 3:36

Thursday, November 6, 2014


A few nights ago I was praying, asking God about some things that were bothering me.  I was planning on quitting the Internet, Facebook.  A few other things I was talking to God about, like hearing His voice and things the enemy is attacking me with.  God usually answers me through the Bible.  So every evening and morning God would lead me to a scripture that totally spoke to my heart, so much so that I just knew it was God speaking to me.

Until I come, give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching. 
•~1 Timothy 4:13

Then He said to them, "Pay attention to what you hear. By the measure you use, it will be measured and added to you.  
•~Mark 4:24

You do not delight in sacrifice and offering; You open my ears to listen. You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering. 
•~Psalm 40:6

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood. 
29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock
30 And men from among yourselves will rise up with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.
•~Acts 20:28-30 

You think God is trying to tell me something? :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

After death

I see Christians online who believe that when we die, we "soul sleep", to be resurrected at the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Well, I found a verse that makes very clear what happens to our soul when we die.  When we die, our body goes back to the earth and becomes dust and our soul does not sleep with the body in the grave, it goes back to God immediately after death to be with God our Creator for all eternity.  Yay!

and the dust returns to the earth as it once was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
•~Ecclesiastes 12:7

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Be ye Holy

This morning God led me to 1 Peter 3. I've been in tears about the attitude of Christians toward one another online.  The name-calling, the insults, the lack of love, it is shocking.  Yes I am speaking of Christians, because that's what they claim to be.  To think we are accused of being holy.  Do we so easily forget that God calls us to be holy?

What must the world think about Christians when we carry on like that?  May God have mercy on the Body of Christ and forgive us and lead us to repent from this.  Bless your HOLY name Jesus, may we be an example of Christ in us, even online!  Help me Jesus, to always keep this in mind!
We must never forget to be holy, because God tells us to be Holy because He is holy.
8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
10 For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.
11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
13 And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?
14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled."
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
16 having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.
•~1 Peter 3:8-16