Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Friday, January 28, 2005

When God chooses his men

The radio speaker this morning related how David would not hurt King Saul when the opportunity for vengeance arose although Saul had tried to kill David on several occasions. David was always conscious of the fact that Saul was anointed by God. Although he himself had been told that he would succeed him as king, he refused to avenge himself because he respected God's authority that was invested in Saul. The Bible declares David to be a man after God's own heart.

The speaker summed up the message by saying that God does not select men based on their intellect or their abilities. David was just a shepherd. God looks at the heart of men and on that basis he picks.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

"Ye are Christ's."—1 Corinthians 3:23.

I love Spurgeon's devotionals. This day's devotion seemed so timely with the comment from Rev.2:17 so I decided to post it not as a comment but as entry for the edification of all Christians. The verse is from Corinthians 1, chapter 3, verse 23.

YE are Christ's." You are His by donation, for the Father gave you to the Son; His by His bloody purchase, for He counted down the price for your redemption; His by dedication, for you have consecrated yourself to Him; His by relation, for you are named by his name, and made one of His brethren and joint-heirs. Labour practically to show the world that you are the servant, the friend, the bride of Jesus. When tempted to sin, reply, "I cannot do this great wickedness, for I am Christ's." Immortal principles forbid the friend of Christ to sin. When wealth is before you to be won by sin, say that you are Christ's, and touch it not. Are you exposed to difficulties and dangers? Stand fast in the evil day, remembering that you are Christ's. Are you placed where others are sitting down idly, doing nothing? Rise to the work with all your powers; and when the sweat stands upon your brow, and you are tempted to loiter, cry, "No, I cannot stop, for I am Christ's. If I were not purchased by blood, I might be like Issachar, crouching between two burdens; but I am Christ's, and cannot loiter." When the siren song of pleasure would tempt you from the path of right, reply, "Thy music cannot charm me; I am Christ's." When the cause of God invites thee, give thy goods and thyself away, for thou art Christ's. Never belie thy profession. Be thou ever one of those whose manners are Christian, whose speech is like the Nazarene, whose conduct and conversation are so redolent of heaven, that all who see you may know that you are the Saviour's, recognizing in you His features of love and His countenance of holiness. "I am a Roman!" was of old a reason for integrity; far more, then, let it be your argument for holiness, "I am Christ's!"

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

i'm the more blessed

and I'm all the more blessed to have Consecrated and Redeemed as kin by God's divine allocation. May Jesus the Prince of peace bless your hearts and your lips as they in unison serve Him, and comfort those around you.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Birthday Wishes

January 10th was Consecrated Unto God's Birthday, and while most of us think of ourselves on this day, Consecrated seeks to serve the Lord Her God on Any Given Day, birthday or not. I wish to give thanks unto my Lord Jesus Christ for placing in our midst a Godly woman who's life reflects a spirit of love, kindness, service, humility and even more, but most of all who is a true prayer warrior. May the Lord answer all you prayer requests according to His will and in His time.

P.S. I truly meant that last line, cuz I know I'm in your prayers ;)
P.P.S. Consecrated is MY mother! :)

~Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30~

Sunday, January 09, 2005

"I will be their God."—Jeremiah 31:33.

I know that Rev. 2:17 loves the book of Jeremiah. Look how C.H. Spurgeon expounds on Jeremiah 31 verse 33.

... Not all the music blown from sweet instruments, or drawn from living strings, can yield such melody as this sweet promise, "I will be their God." Here is a deep sea of bliss, a shoreless ocean of delight; come, bathe thy spirit in it; swim an age, and thou shalt find no shore; dive throughout eternity, and thou shalt find no bottom. "I will be their God." If this do not make thine eyes sparkle, and thy heart beat high with bliss, then assuredly thy soul is not in a healthy state. But thou wantest more than present delights—thou cravest something concerning which thou mayest exercise hope; and what more canst thou hope for than the fulfillment of this great promise, "I will be their God"? This is the masterpiece of all the promises; its enjoyment makes a heaven below, and will make a heaven above. Dwell in the light of thy Lord, and let thy soul be always ravished with His love. Get out the marrow and fatness which this portion yields thee. Live up to thy privileges, and rejoice with unspeakable joy.

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