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!!!