Hi Dear Readers,
I hope you enjoyed the three posts I shared with you last week! If you missed them, you can click on the category The Spotlight, to read them all.
This week, I am doing something different. I am spotlighting three articles from my sister blog, THE ORACLE. They are actually three of six pages that talk about Jesus and what He did for us, and what He calls us to do. I would like to invite you to visit, read and be blessed.
1. A LOVING GOD
God is Love (1 John 4:8). But is Love God? This is an equation that confuses many. But an adjective cannot become a personality. It remains an adjective, understood in context of the personality that possesses it. By saying that Love is God, we use our own limited understanding of love to define who God is and limit Him. But, God, who is Love, enables us to understand what Love is, by what He does! This discussion is important because it is because of this confusion over what love is, that many are offended over God and His Christ. They think that a loving God will not judge or punish them, or that anything that seems like ‘love’ is good enough…
Tags: #LOVE, #Jesus Christ, #Bread of Life
It’s the age old trick of deception; using your enemy’s weakness against them. It was the curiosity of the Trojans, and their greed, which meant that in a time of war, they did not suspect the delivery of a ‘gift horse’, and took it into their courts! In the same way, the devil and his angels played right into God’s hands.
They did not suspect Jesus when He did not resist crucifixion. They knew very well who He was, that He was come to save the world. They thought, if they killed Him, His plan would fail. But God banked on their wickedness, and used them as pawns in His strategy. They were blinded by their evil desire and lost their footing, and what looked like a failure for Jesus, was the beginning of the victory for men over the power of sin…
Tags: #Christian, #the Cross, #Jesus, #power, #God
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? (Luke 14:28)
“Hey, hey, hey! Hold on! I thought you said it was free??” Someone exclaims.
Well, dear… Nothing worth having is ever truly free. Even if there is no monetary charge, there are personal costs. Jesus made a sacrifice, and He expects something in return.
“What is that?”
“Huh, I don’t get it. Explain please…”
Tags: #believe, #faith, #fear, #holy spirit, #Jesus, #love, #count the cost, #see, #unseen
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