Christians know satan is always on the attack. We know his evil actions come not only in the form of direct hits like personal anxiety and mental exhaustion. Satan takes on many forms. He maneuvers and manipulates anyway he can, hoping we take our eyes off the Word and focus only on the problem.
The devil’s intentions, always concealed, are never for our good, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;”.
Thankfully, by keeping our eyes on the Word we learn satan’s wicked ways. Through diligent scripture reading we can prepare to recognize evil’s purposeful assaults agains us.
As a Christian, are you waiting for God to change the shouting ways of the world? We know the morality of God is slowly being subdued: His word talked over, the definition of biblical marriage rewritten with lies, even truth defining man and woman is edited with society’s opinions.
God does not want Christians muffled by the shrieks of satan. We know God desires His word to be clearly heard in our country and all over the world. Jesus even instructed His believers to go forth and proclaim Him to “all nations”.
“Teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
The life of Jesus is a miraculous one. He spent thirty-three years amongst us living life as fully God and fully human. Before His birth, over three hundred messianic prophecies were written in the Old Testament. Not surprising, our Lord Jesus fulfilled them all.
Many have trouble believing all prophesies written about the Messiah could possibly be fulfilled, however, testimony to each prophesy is found in the New Testament.
Prophesies that range from a virgin in Bethlehem giving birth, to Jesus being pierced on the cross, then resurrecting.
All three hundred or more prophesies of Jesus have come true, and the math that helps us understand this miracle points only to Jesus as the Messiah!
Easter is the holiest of celebrated holidays to Christian believers. It is the resurrection of Jesus our savior—The One who was crucified then came back to life three days later. Resurrection is the core of Christianity.
Through Jesus’ resurrection mankind receives salvation—deliverance from sin. We come to understand this truth through Bible study, attention to biblical sermons, and heartfelt prayer. God’s word truly is a love letter for mankind to read and enjoy.
To understand the significance of The Cross one must imagine the horrific scene on Calvary hill. Calvary, also called Golgotha (meaning skull), was immediately outside Jerusalem’s walls. Calvary is where Jesus hung, where He was crucified – His earthly body nailed to a man-made cross.
In those days of Israel a cross was a means by which convicted criminals were put to death. Crucifixion was perfected by the Roman empire as a manner of execution; the convicted humiliatingly stripped bare then nailed to a cross outside the city walls. They hung in that specific area, until dead, for all who enter the city to gawk at and beware.
Jesus, the only sinless man in all the world, was falsely found guilty of a crime and sentenced to an excruciating death on a cross.
I am a sinner – I sin in thought, word, and deed. Over and over, everyday, that is my nature, that is who I am.
On my own I will never enter heaven’s gate. It is only through Him, Jesus, who suffered and died for sin, that all are saved.
Jesus came once. He shared God’s love with those around Him. His perfect deeds and instructions are recorded for all mankind to receive His blessing of eternal life. Our opportunity to partake in salvation from the savior of the world is available for the asking.
Jesus prepared the way for us; by choice we are one breath away from eternal life or eternal damnation.
We all want life! A life of goodness, love, joy, and peace. But some folks are suffering through life – not receiving all they expect life to be. I read a poster recently that said: “Life has taught me to never expect anything from anyone.”
That’s a sad statement. Sounds like whoever said that is desolate. They have no one to help them through life’s journey. They feel lonesome.
Jesus shed His holy blood in seven different ways for us at the cross.
The significance of this true love sacrifice for mankind is in the meaning behind each blood shedding. Through Jesus’ perfect blood sacrifices seven freedoms are returned to us, redeeming freedoms that set us free from all bondage.