Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pray always

In the Bible we are told to pray always. From the Old Testament to the New Testament...PRAY, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us. We are fighting a spiritual battle in prayer. Each and every Christian is a warrior on the spiritual battlefield. Let us be diligent. Let us not slack concerning our prayer life, thereby giving the devil the opportunity to gain a foothold in our lives.

 O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray to the LORD day and night for the fulfillment of his promises. Take no rest, all you who pray.
~•Isaiah 62:6

Keep on praying.
~•1 Thessalonians 5:17

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Life is in the Blood

Just as the high priest sprinkled the blood of the sacrificed animal on the altar to atone for the sins of the people, so did Jesus' blood that was shed on the cross to atone for our sins.  But the high priest had to do that every year, whereas Jesus, our High Priest, did it once for all!  Just as Christ was put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit, so we are put to death in the flesh and made alive by the Spirit when we believe and repent and become born again.  Jesus conquered death for us!
Life is in the blood and there is so much more life for us who believe in Jesus Christ and what He did.  Jesus gives us eternal life!  We shall never die.  Yes our flesh will pass away, but we have an eternal home in heaven.  We will be raised up on the last day because of the blood of Jesus that was shed for us to give us life in abundance

And as we who believe, partake of the Lord's Supper and eat the bread and drink the wine in remembrance of what He did for us, we proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.  The word says "WHOEVER" believes, has eternal life.  Like Jesus you believe this?  That's all it takes, faith.  Without faith it is impossible to please God. 
God does not want the wicked people to die, He wants them to repent and believe in Jesus Christ.

For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.'
~•Leviticus 17:11

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life
~•John 3:16

Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
~•John 6:54

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
~•John 10:10

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
~•John 11:25-26

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, 
~•1 Peter 3:18