How to Sustain Anything (Part 3)

How to Sustain Anything (Part 3)

This is the final part of our initial meditation on how-to sustain anything.

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power…
Hebrews 1:3

I thought within myself, “So with all the billions of people on earth, plus the heavy-duty machines and mega structures all around, the earth still hangs IN SPACE with nothing holding it up or supporting it below, and it does not totter downward or out of its orbit!

Goodness! So the earth hangs on empty space without any visible support!

That was the last straw for me. I was completely broken and my defences were shattered. I knelt down right there and begged God to forgive me for doubting His Son.

I realised how foolish I had been to dispute the word of God in the Bible and subject Jesus’ sonship and other such divine mysteries in the Bible to logical reasoning when God Himself had said some things are hidden from our limited human understanding (Deut 29:29).

I know scientists have christened the force that holds the universe the force of gravity. But, it never ceases to amaze me till date, and whenever I consider the passage above, I realize that what the scientists call the force of gravity is no other than the word of God. The Bible says God upholds all things by the word of his power. That means God does not just use the word to create all things, He also uses the word to sustain all things!

All things are first created and then held in place by the force of the word of God. The word of God is the best and the most efficient tool to maintain, keep, preserve sustain anything and all things. If it can hold such massive entities as the earth and other planets firmly in place, then it is well able to sustain your affairs as well.

In a world full of uncertainties, where change is the only constant thing, perhaps we can find solace in this knowledge. The word of God is all you need to create a desired condition as well as stabilize things in your life.

If the Almighty God needed the Word to create and firmly hold all things, what makes you think you can do yours some other ways?

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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Your Operating Manual (Part 2)

Your Operating Manual (Part 2)

Here is the concluding part of the devotional on Your Operating Manual

…that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.

– Deuteronomy 8:3b

To live connotes an ability to do many things: work, interact, study, transact, pursue, marry, parent, and so on. All of these and much more are encapsulated in the word “live.”

In the passage above, we see the heart of God concerning living and every activity tied to it. God expects us to function by His word. That means He expects us to work, study, interact, pursue, marry, husband, wife, parent, prosper, and so forth in accordance with the instructions He has decreed concerning such in the Holy Bible.

A clergy once described the Bible as “the creator’s manual for maximized living.” Nothing can be truer than that. The Bible contains specific instructions of God concerning every aspect of life. It is interesting to note that the Bible addresses all life issues – marriage, career, business, ministry, relationships, service, leadership, followership, etc. That is why it is always current. No matter the number of times you’ve read it, you still get fresh insights every time you study it. It also remains relevant to various human situations, that is why it is the bestselling book of all time. We only need to make time to study it daily to be apprised with the mind of God concerning our situations and happenings around us.

It is a book of solutions. It contains ageless wisdom that can help you unlock the door to significance on the earth and grant you access to the throne of God in the hereafter. It will help you redeem time and fine-tune your character every time you expose yourself to it. Please ensure you read it every day.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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I Carry A Cross in My Pocket

I Carry A Cross in My Pocket

I carry a cross in my pocket,
A simple reminder to me
That I am a Christian,
No matter where I may be.

This little cross isn’t magic,
Nor is it a good luck charm.
It isn’t meant to protect me
From every physical harm.

It’s not for identification
For all the world to see.
It’s simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me.

It reminds me too, to be thankful
For my blessings every day,
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do or say.

When I put my hand in my pocket
To bring out a coin or a key,
The cross is there to remind me
Of the price He paid for me.

It’s also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master
And give themselves to His care.

So, I carry a cross in my pocket
Reminding none but me
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life,
If only I’ll let Him be.

– Author Unknown

Meditation: Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.Revelation 22:14

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How to Obtain Wisdom for Salvation

How to Obtain Wisdom for Salvation

and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith

– 2 Timothy 3:15

Wisdom is the supreme possession. The Bible describes it as the most important thing. Wisdom is the key ingredient needed for success in life, and it is applicable in all situations. Wisdom makes a fulfilled person, a successful career, a happy home, a fruitful activity, a peaceful and prosperous nation, a profitable business, an impactful ministry, etc. And the wisdom deployed to achieve one may not necessary be applicable in another; hence, the need to continually evolve in wisdom in order to succeed in the various dynamics of life.

The Bible also tells us that even God used wisdom whilst creating the heavens and earth (Prov 8:22-31). And if you consider the enormous complexity of the earth – not to mention the heavens – you would realise what it means to employ wisdom in the execution of anything.

It is an accepted fact that each of us would die someday and, after death, there is a longer spell of life, which could be either painful or blissful, depending on one’s inclination to Jesus Christ while on earth. Those that accepted Him as their Lord and lived in accordance with His teachings are said to have obtained ‘salvation’, a process of being that will result in a blissful life after death.

Salvation is both instantaneous and transitional. At the point of surrendering your life to the authority of Christ and confessing Him as Lord, you become saved. But, it doesn’t end there; everything you do afterwards must align with your salvation status. It takes wisdom to be saved; it also takes wisdom to remain saved. Salvation is not automatic, and once saved doesn’t mean always saved. The passage above tells us the Scriptures is where we can find the wisdom we need to make our salvation sure. So, let’s make the Scriptures a daily must-read.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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House for Sale

House for Sale

House for Sale

ADDRESS: Heaven

FEATURES:
Many rooms with a master suite
Spacious love
Open floor plan for peace
Large eat-in grace
Fenced in mercy with room for expansion
Son room with a marvellous view of salvation
Pool of milk and honey in the back
Pearly gates in front

DIRECTIONS:
The only way to the Father is through the Son

PRICE:
$0.00 – Calvary – Owner financing

COMMUNITY:
Friendly angelic neighbours.
Great family and friends.
Praise the Lord all day and night.

BONUS:
Crown of stars, new luxurious robe and golden slippers with matching wings.
Bring a friend and get a reward.

For more information, call your local agent or representative –
Name, address and phone number listed below.

NAME: Jesus Christ
ADDRESS: Repent Highway and Streets of Gold
PHONE: Dial John 3:16

— Author Unknown

Meditation: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” – John 14:1-3

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An Easter Reflection

An Easter Reflection

The passion and death of Jesus initiated a process through which the old order was passing away and a new was dawning.

At the death of Jesus, Matthew reports that many strange events took place: darkness, earthquake and holy people rising from their tombs. Similar events occur in Matthew’s story of the resurrection of Jesus.

“Towards dawn on the first day of the week”, the women who had stood firm through the tragedy of the Cross, Mary Magdala and the other Mary go to visit the sepulcher of Jesus. The setting of the following events “towards dawn” on the first of all Easter Sundays promises the reader that the women will find more than a sepulcher. A new light is breaking into the darkness of the night.

For a moment the women on their journey are forgotten, as a series of “end-time” events are reported as happening at the tomb. In a way similar to the events surrounding Jesus’ death on the Cross, there is a violent earthquake. An angel of the Lord descends from heaven, rolls away the stone and sits upon it. Through his angel, God enters the story. The description of the angel “his face was like lightning, his robe white as snow” adds the terror of the moment and the guards, collapse to the ground like dead men. At the cross the Gentiles came to faith in Jesus, here the guards are part of the description of an anticipated “end-time”.

The angel speaks to the women, assuring them that they need not fear. They need no longer search for the crucified one. He has been raised. The tomb, the place of death, is empty. However, it is not enough simply to gaze in awe at an empty tomb. The women are commissioned to carry the Easter proclamation to the disciples: “Go quickly and tell his disciples, He has risen from the dead, and now he fore you into Galilee, it is there you will see him.”

The women recognize they have been touched by the action of God: it is the reason for their awe. They are also filled with great joy at the privilege given to them. But on their way back to the disciples, the risen Jesus meets them and they fall down and cling to him. He greets them, and repeats almost exactly the same message as the angel, commissioning the disciples to go into Galilee. However, there is an important difference. While the angel told them to speak to Jesus disciples, Jesus himself refers to them as my brethren. It is not failed disciples who must go to Galilee; it is a group of people who once again belong to the family of Jesus.

Earlier in the Gospel the disciples had forsaken Jesus and fled. All such failures have now been forgiven. The broken bond has been healed. The resurrection of Jesus has completed the turning point of the ages which began with his death. Now the women are filled with joy; now the sinful disciples are restored to the family of Jesus. Shortly he will indeed meet them in Galilee, to send them out to the whole world.

May Easter lead us to awe and joy as we recognize the greatness of our God who raised his Son to life that we too might have life, no matter how often and how seriously we have fled from Him.

By Fr. John Cef Ledesma

Meditation: But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. – 1 Corinthians 15: 20-22

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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