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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

Sneaky Deception

Sneaky Deception

 

I heard a wonderful talk a while back; that proved that Sin, in essence; that sin is really just a “Why?”  Satan told God to make any request he wanted, but he will consider it, and if it sounded fine, then he would be obedient.  Eve at the Tree had the same problem, God Said, “But,” she said, hey, this looks rather good to make one even better, healthier and wiser, so she went with her reasoning, so she disobeyed and was not a happy camper afterwards.  The wages of sin then instantly kicked… Continue reading

The May Fly

May Fly

Let us look at this very interesting creature and see what we can learn from it.

Let us look at Wikipedia; “The lifespan of an adult mayfly is very short and varies depending on the species. The primary function of the adult is reproduction; the mouthparts are vestigial, and the digestive system is filled with air.

The wings are membranous, with extensive venation, and are held upright like those of a butterfly. The hindwings are much smaller than the forewings, and may be vestigial or absent. The second segment of… Continue reading

Be in Health

Be in Health

Here is an interesting verse to open this subject with, and it is found in 3 John 1:2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”  When one looks at this subject/concept even more verses come to the fore, like 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your… Continue reading