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..

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Who is Jesus Christ?

Many people have so many interpretations to know who is true Christ...

Beginning with Isaiah 7:14, we can see a prophecy that must be fulfilled! It concerns Immanuel, but who is that? When you look into Matthew 1:18-23:

"All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”)." Then this must mean Immanuel = God but also it says God is with us. Then how can God be with us human beings, only by coming in the flesh! Many times, since the old testament God mentioned he would come in the flesh!

" For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this." (Isaiah 9:6-7) He (meaning Jehovah) must accomplish this prophecy! This means that God let us know he would come in the flesh. But here it lets us know that we could recognize him by David's throne :) Hooray there is an easy way to recognize him! If we find out about David's throne then we get to know all about God :) But Lets see first who fulfilled David's throne!!!

"But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David" (Matthew 1:28-33) Then here we can see that the prophecy was fulfilled by Jesus! Then Jesus must be the same as Jehovah.But the prophecy doesn't stop there.

"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) Ok so its easy to see Christ suffered 2,000 years ago when he appeared (in the flesh) then it says he will come again to bring salvation! Then in this last age Christ Ahnsahnghong has appeared and brought us salvation through the Passover and he also fulfilled the throne of king David!...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Is Faith alone enough??

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life - John 3:16

Through this one verse we can understand that God is true! Simply by this verse, like seriously with just this one verse. People are so quick to show this one exact verse but what about the rest of the bible??

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them - John 3:36

I have seen these two verses many times in my life of faith, but why is it people still justify their faith with just these two?.. wouldn't that make our faith in God contained to a fortune cookie?

Yes these are the first steps to believing in God.... But our belief in God is for us to reach to the kingdom of Heaven! (1 pt 2:9) I want to know God! I want to feel close to God; I need to know who God is! But God lets us know who they are through the bible.

We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands - 1 John 2:3

Then not only by belief can we enter the Kingdom of Heaven we must keep Gods commands... Then were are God's Commands written and set? What are God's Commands exactly???