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The Bible; Is it Relevant to Me?

The Bible; 2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 12:6-7, Matthew 24:35, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:15, John 5:39, 2 Timothy 2:15, John 16:13, 1 Corinthians 2:13, Isaiah 28:9-10, John 17:17, John 7:17.

Fall Short of the Finish Line

We will start out with a well known verse that is found in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” and the bit we are interested in is the “Come Short,” portion, and to draw it out a little bit with a very sad case that happens from time to time.  The News sometimes shows the embarrassing situation of a runner, getting close to the finish line after a very long and gruelling race, and falls short.  The race is all over for them, there… Continue reading

Passover/Easter – Jesus Coming

Passover/Easter – Jesus Coming

In this third article, we will explore the future spiritual concept of “Passover;” that is the reality of death passing over us, and with a strong and mighty arm, Yeshua/Jesus comes back to rescue his own and Exoduses them from Egypt/Sin/This World and transports his children, or translates them from Planet Earth to the Heavenly Canaan or Promised Land.  Part one showed us the connection between Pharaoh and Satan, as having the same agenda, and that is of oppressing God’s people, trying to hold them as captives, who should now be crying out for deliverance… Continue reading

Passover/Easter – Calvary

Passover/Easter – Calvary

Last week we looked at the Original Passover, and had a quick overview look at what it was all about.  Now we will see the fulfillment of that festival and what it was actually really pointing forwards to, John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”  This is (on the Spiritual scene) that wee pet Passover Lamb that enabled death to pass right over you and leave you alive, Passover in the flesh, or in actual reality,… Continue reading

Passover/Easter – Original

Passover/Easter – The Original

This is a quick look at what this actually means in the Hebrew and Christian era’s, and the original is recorded for us in Exodus chapter 12 for further reading.

Ancient:  This is the memorial of the actual time that opened the door in Egypt for the children of Israel to Exodus/Exit from Egypt after 400 years of bondage and slavery to go the Promised Land, or from Sin/this World unto Salvation/Heavenly Promised Land and the New Jerusalem.

God declared Passover to be a permanent celebration for all eternity (Exodus 12:2,6,13-14).  The Spiritual application… Continue reading

Citizens of Heaven

Citizens of Heaven

In this Article we shall look at something that has Eternal Value; and that is Citizenship.  How do you get Citizenship in another country and what is it like.  Well most of us are of British heritage or a descendant, or somewhat connected to Mother England, and as such we in NZ are still under British Rule and the Queen is still “Our Queen,” so then we will look at their system, and develop it from there.

To get “British Citizenship” you really need to be born in England.  With an EU Passport, there… Continue reading

Ambassadors for Jesus

Ambassadors for Jesus

I was listening to a DVD Sermon the other day, and a thought has got stuck in my mind, and I need to share this thought with you.  Let us quote 2 Corinthians 5:20 “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”  Please do not gloss over it, as we so often speed read our way through things, but let us examine this slowly and in detail.

So we have Ambassadors, for Jesus, got that, next. … Continue reading

Sin’s Delusion

Sin’s Delusion

 

“Sometimes the Devil allows people to live a life free of troubles, but he doesn’t want them turning to God.  His sin is like a Jail Cell, except it’s so nice and comfy, and there doesn’t seem to be any need to leave.  The door is wide open, then one day time runs out, the cell door slams shut and suddenly it’s too late.” From DVD; “God’s Not Dead” – Mum Speech.

The Bible addresses this question in many places, but I like this one found in Jeremiah 12:1 “Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, when… Continue reading

God’s Not Dead

God’s Not Dead

Recently I was given a recommendation to watch the DVD called, “God’s Not Dead.”  A fantastic Movie and well worth the time to watch. Here are a few quotes that really caught my attention.

“Nonsense remains nonsense even when spoken by Scientists” – John Lennox

And, “Do you believe God is capable of error, bias or bad judgment?  So if he is incapable of mistakes, and he made you in his likeness and in his image, it follows that he cares about you, right, to the point where God’s only son would be willing to… Continue reading

Nest Building

Nest Building

In this Article we will explore an interesting predicament that I recently heard about and we shall soon see “Spiritual Lessons,” from it.  I think it was an ancient Greek Philosopher who coined this phrase, “A bird and a fish can fall in love, but where do they build their nest?”  As this story goes, a lad in England falls in love with a lassie in USA, true love comes in many varied guises and from sometimes unexpected meetings, but that is how this story goes.

Now a “Green Card” is currently unavailable to the Englishman,… Continue reading