Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Where does God want us to go?

Judging by my title you can already tell I'm going to say God wants us to go to heaven! Duh that's a given! But why? Or better yet how? Seem like simple questions- but we should ask anyway!

If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
-Deuteronomy 28:1

Then what does it mean to obey- it should mean to follow! How can we follow/obey?!?

Friday, January 21, 2011

The promise vs the value

Promises vs Value. Which has the most importance? For example if you look at Water, there is the water we take a bath with, water we drink, but also water we use for Baptism. Although it is the same water the Value of each is totally different. The Value of this water changed not because it contains Gold or something expensive, it changed because of the value behind it! There are many things like this in life. Yes a wedding ring may only cost $500 (for a simple band) but its not the ring that makes a couple marriage valuable it the promise that they both give each other that makes it of value.

Through the bible God gives us a grand promise of Eternal life; in which God cannot break. This promise is of great value but now its up to us to keep this promise to God.

Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.
Galatians 4:28

God Promised us Eternal life through his flesh and Blood. But the one to bring this Eternal Passover is Christ Ahnsahnghong. Then how can we be like the Jews 2,000 years ago who rejected Christ because he didnt come according to there thought or assumption...

God said we are children like Isaac but we are also children of Promise. When you look into the life of Isaac, he was a child of happiness. He was also a child promised to Abraham and Sarah, when they thought they would never have children; he was they're miracle.

And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
1 John 2:25

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Have you been invited to the Heavenly Wedding Banquet?

Like any wedding that takes place on this earth... if you haven't heard about it then chances are you haven't been invited. The bible compares Kingdom of Heaven to a wedding banquet (Matthew 22), then that being the case who wouldn't want to be invited.

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Revelations 19:7

The wedding of the Lamb? Meaning the wedding of Christ has come and his bride is ready! Us refers to us... it says we should be happy and give him glory. This is written in the book of Revelations then this will occur in the last days.

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
Revelations 22:17

Here the Spirit (Father God) and the bride? are calling for us to come receive the gift of water of life = Eternal life. The bride of my father is my mother. Then shouldn't the bride of Father Chris be our Mother as well... the bible should testify this.

“Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” -Revelations 21:9

The Apostle John is testifying here that the Lamb (Christ) has a Bride (Wife). But who is she?

And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God
Revelations 21:10

The Bride of Christ= Wife= Holy City Jerusalem

But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
Galatians 4:26

Then without knowing the bride how can we be invited to the wedding. How much more important is it to know this bride = our spiritual Mother New Jerusalem.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Passover, isn't that only in the Old testament?

Yes the book of exodus speaks of the Passover.. but that is the Old testament Passover which Jehovah Commanded to keep at that time. However in the New testament the disciples were commanded to keep the Passover by Jesus Christ. (Matthew 26:17-20; 26-28). The passover from is origination in Exodus... Was a Command we were to keep forever. But why was the way we kept it different because some say only Jewish need to keep it?

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
Matthew 5:17-18

The reason the order was changed was because Jesus had to come to fulfill the law because it was a law the people couldn't keep (it was way too hard). In the Old Testament the people had to slaughter a lamb and put the blood on there houses. But God was so merciful that he came as the Passover lamb and simply told us to keep it by partaking in his flesh and blood. Seems simple enough!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Christ Flesh and Blood?

OK not for nothing but i'm not going to eat anyones flesh or drink anyones blood.... so it was a relief to find that this was a symbolic meaning...

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying,“Drink from it, all of you

-Matthew 26:26-27

On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?

He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.

-Matthew 26: 17-19

Only through the Passover can we have Christ's flesh and blood. Therefore Passover is the only way to have Eternal life!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

What is salvation to someone destined to die?

We all have the problem that we will all face death... this is a major problem!! No matter what we try to do in life, who can prolong there life? No one can but only God can grant us eternal life.

Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.
-John 6: 53-56

We need Christ's blood in order to receive eternal life... seems simple enough but how can we have Christ's blood??

Friday, January 14, 2011

Second coming Christ?

so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

-Hebrews 9:28

God made it clear to us that he will come a second time... but the way for us to recognize second Coming Christ is that he brought us salvation... but what is salvation?!? We really need to know with certainty because we could be following a false Christ!!! What is Salvation to someone who is destined to die? Life, right? Then how can we have eternal life?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

End of ages?

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

-Matthew 24:3-6

At this time the disciples were so curious to find out about the end of days. Here they prompted a few questions... when will this happen, what will be the sign of your coming, and when is the end of ages? Then this wasn't going to occur 2,000 years ago it will actually occur in the last age! but how can we recognize the 2nd coming of Christ? because God himself even spoke of false prophets trying to push us away making us believe lies? Actually at this time there are so many saying they are the second coming Christ we have been waiting for... but how can one truly know?!?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Heavenly wedding banquet?

Matthew 22 speaks of a parable making the kingdom of Heaven like a wedding banquet. I mean i have attended many wedding and they all have the same traditions but I was really curious to know what that had to do with the kingdom of heaven!

Without a doubt at every wedding there is a Bride (duh its the biggest day of there life), Groom (definitely need one of those), Food (yummy) and Guests (there must be witnesses to this wonderful day!).

Revelations 19:7 says that WE must be Joyous because we were invited to the wedding of the lamb. Curious enough the lamb is not only Christ but not just the Christ we know of 2,000 years ago... this is speaking of the Second Coming Christ! The book of Revelations was written way after Christ had ascended to heaven!

The bible even speaks of the Bride in Revelations 22:17; the Spirit and bride call US! but who is this bride because I had never heard of this! Who is this bride?

Revelations 21:9 speaks of the Bride = Jerusalem. But it says coming down from heaven?? NO city has come down from heaven so lets see who is this Jerusalem:

Galations 4:26... Jerusalem = Mother..... Bride = Mother!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love

BY: Brenda Ascott Fry

This world has jewels, money, land
position, power, and mansions grand
But a mother's love more precious far,
than all these other treasures are.

A mother nurtures, guides, protects
Her teachings each child's life affects,
and when in later years they go,
away from home, and friends they know
Those teachings will provide the stay,
to keep them on the good straight way.

Though some may stray to taste the fruits,
of worldly pleasures -- still the roots
of Mother's teachings, love, and care
will some day draw them back to where,
the Savior's love can them enfold,
and fill them with a spirit bold.

So children, each and every day,
honor your mother in some way --
To show that you appreciate,
she taught you how to love, not hate.
To comfort you, to guide, to lead,
to be there in your time of need.

But best of all, -- to show the way,
that leads to home with God some day.

"the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother" Gal 4:26

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Whom does the bible testify?

People really do look to the bible as a historical reference or even just as plain comfort BUT the bible speaks about the savior that will redeem us all. Then we definitely need to know who this is in order to be saved!

You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me John 5:39

Now in the age of the Holy Spirit there are 66 books in the bible but when Christ walked there was only 39- the Old Testament. This can only mean the Old Testament testifies about Christ but isn’t it curious that the same ones whom had the bible memorized rejected the savior?

Christ even testified about himself 2,000 years ago, check out Luke 24 starting from verse 13 he appears before the men and they don’t recognize him but he lets them know who he is through verse 30-31.

But still the teachers of the law rejected him then! I mean even Christ testified himself 2,000 years ago using the Old Testament then why wouldn’t he use the whole bible to testify himself again? He has because only Christ Ahnsahnghong has let this dark world know the truth!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

What is true faith?

I had a women stop me today and ask me if I had faith, my instinct reaction was to say of course; but do I really? What does it mean to have true faith?

But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” Romans 10:16

Most people have faith in God based on what they have heard, through family members or perhaps church but never biblically based. Then I ask again what is true faith?

The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:24-27

Then in order to be considered God’s sheep/children we need to follow in Christ’s example! Obey God’s word 100%, that’s true faith. I can’t just believe what anyone says unless its in the bible because God’s word is absolute!!

“And without faith it is impossible to please God Hebrews 11:6

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Zion - Part 2

Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. (John 6:53) so in order for God to be in us and for us to share Christ’s blood we need his flesh and blood? Matthew 26: 17-28 shows us we need to keep the Passover! This is the only way that Christ can be in us and us in him.

Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke 22:15-20

At that time only Christ was among them!! Christ = kingdom of Heaven! Even Matthew 26 says Christ will not eat it again until the Kingdom Comes again…

In Matthew 24 Christ clearly speaks of a second coming. But where is going to be the designated place that Kingdom of Heaven will come?

“The Redeemer will come to Zion” Isa 59:22 , second coming Christ will come to Zion. But Christ coming also means the coming of Kingdom of Heaven! Then Zion should be the place the savior will come… then we must all search for Zion!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Zion- Part 1

I have heard the saying of Zion many times, in fact I may have even seen a few churches with the name of Zion. Its not until recently, I understood what it meant. Every one has the hope for Heaven!! I mean its described as Paradise isn't it?

"I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell" (2 Cor 12:1-4).

Here the apostle Paul described it so beautifully, even though he hadn't even see it himself. Through this passage it also reveals there are three heavens?? What does that mean?

" In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Gen 1:1

Wow, amazing! Heavensssss? then it confirms there is definitely more then one heaven. OK so now what exactly does this mean for us? We all want to get to heaven of course!

"But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." Lk 11:20

With the finger of God, heaven has come upon us? We must see what is the finger of God!

"it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." Mat 12:28

YES! so the Finger of God= Spirit of God. If we receive this then we receive Kingdom of heaven! So how?? According to Rm 8:9, the Spirit of God = the Spirit of Christ. Then we need to make sure we are children of God so that we share in the same with Christ.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

::The magic of Mother’s love::

The magic of a Mother’s love

Author: Unknown

Brings harmony and bliss

It covers like a blanket

And cures boo-boos with a kiss

It offers grand protection

From evil that lurks around,

It tames the fear of little ones

And turns frowns upside down.

It holds a wealth of wisdom

With gentleness it guides

It holds the hand when needed

Then let’s go with tears of pride.

And through those precious childhood years

In an instant passes,

The love and magic mom instills

Will last and last and last

This poem is so beautiful it reminds me of Mother Jerusalem! Her love for us truly lasts forever and ever (Eternal life!)

" “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!" Isa 49:15. Mother never forgets any of her children! she loves and comforts each child..