Wednesday 1 May 2024

FORGIVING OTHERS

 



We have all been hurt, wronged, and offended in our lives, and we have also done the same to others. Sin is the root of all evil. We are imperfect people with a sinful nature. Adam and Eve disobeyed God Almighty in the Garden of Eden, and human beings have been sinning against God ever since. Adam’s sin led him to die spiritually. We inherited Adam and Eve’s sin; original sin is the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3).

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 5:12 KJV

Forgiveness is an important part of the life of a Bible-believing, born-again Christian. We have to forgive others just as God has forgiven us.

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31,32 KJV

Forgiving others means letting go of bitterness, resentfulness, anger, and hurt you have experienced, as this only causes tumult within and much pain. Unforgiveness is sin that leads to self-righteousness and being self-centred instead of Christ-centred, which steals our love, joy, and peace. When we forgive, we are reconciled and restored within, which leads us to display the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22,23 KJV

We are told to cast off the old sin nature and put on love, forbearing and forgiving one another.

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Colossians 3:13 KJV

How often should we forgive one another? Jesus said:

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21,22 KJV

Those who are in Christ have been forgiven by God. Although it is not easy sometimes to forgive those who wronged us, we are to trust God for justice, and we must forgive the other person who offended us.

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12:19 KJV

You should be aware of the importance of having your name written in the book of life, because if not, hell is waiting, and that is not God’s will for you. Be sure you’re saved!

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

God Almighty provided a way for everyone to be saved, and that way is through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. God provided a Saviour for all humanity, and it is up to you to appropriate the atonement by receiving, believing, repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone through His death, burial, and resurrection, and His holy and precious blood will cleanse you from all sin. In Jesus Christ, we have redemption—the forgiveness of sins.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV

In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Colossians 1:14 KJV

Blessings in Christ.

David & Gay

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Monday 1 April 2024

THE GLORIOUS RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST

 



The glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ is the centre of Christian faith. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is very important. Through His death, burial, and resurrection, we have forgiveness of sin and the hope of eternal life. Many throughout the world celebrate this miraculous, significant event as the power of faith and the promise of salvation. He was crucified, buried, and, on the third day, miraculously rose from the dead.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:3,4 KJV

 

The glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ emphasises the victory over sin and death, the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil. The grave could not hold Him. He is alive and is sitting down on the right hand of God the Father in heaven.

 

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ

1 Corinthians 15:55,57 KJV

 

But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Hebrews 10:12 KJV

 

The Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three divine persons in one being, God working together to resurrect Christ from the dead.

Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) Galatians 1:1 KJV

Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

John 2:19 KJV

 

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Romans 8:11 KJV

 

The resurrection of Jesus Christ, which was witnessed by over five hundred eyewitnesses at once, and all the apostles provides undeniable proof that the Saviour of the world is alive.

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:5-7 KJV

 

The glorious resurrection brings salvation to all humanity, and through Jesus Christ, everyone who believes and appropriates the atonement has forgiveness of sins.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Romans 3:23-26 KJV

 

Jesus Christ says, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Apart from Him, there is no resurrection and no eternal life. It guarantees that those who believe, repent, and trust in Christ alone to save them will never die but will be resurrected into eternal life with Him.

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

John 11:25,26 KJV

 

Blessings in Christ

 

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com

 

Friday 1 March 2024

THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

 



 

The Holy Bible tells us about the blood from Genesis to Revelation and many people wonder why God demands blood. Blood stands for life. When blood leaves your body that means life is gone.

For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

Leviticus 17:11 KJV

 

From the third chapter of Genesis, when man was in the Garden of Eden and he broke God’s Law, he rebelled against God and he found out that he was naked and God went out into the field and slew some animals and shed some blood in order to take the skin and cover their nakedness. From that moment on blood has been shed as a symbol of our salvation.

Cain and Abel had apparently been instructed how to worship God and Cain paid no attention, he brought some vegetables to God as an offering, God rejected it. Abel brought a blood sacrifice a calf and offered it to the Lord and God accepted it. Cain grew very angry and very jealous of his brother and slew him. That was the first murder and blood again was slain, shed in anger and war has been going on between brothers and the human race ever since. Jesus said there will be wars and rumours of wars till the end of time.

When Moses was down in Egypt, trying to get the people out of Egypt, trying to get them into the promise land. He was having this debate with Pharaoh. God said and you remember alright tell them I’m going to kill the first born in all of Egypt tonight. Tell the Jewish people to go out and slay a lamb without blemish and put the blood on the door post. When I see the blood I will Passover, not when I see the good works and that was the beginning of the Passover. God said when I see the blood I will Passover you.

And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. Exodus 12:13 KJV

 

There are several great words on the power and the value of the blood.

1. Redemption (which means deliverance)

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 1 Peter 1:18-19 KJV

 

The Bible teaches that we as a human race are in the pawnshop of the devil and by disobedience we’re enslaved spiritually under his authority. Unable to redeem ourselves, and Christ died on the cross and paid the price for our salvation and redeemed us by the giving of His own blood. He gave His blood to pay for our sins to redeem us and if you’re not under the blood you’re not going to heaven. You must be under the blood. Are you sure that, that experience has been yours? You have to repent of sin, believe, trust and faith in Christ alone to save you.

2. Remission (which means forgiveness)

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Matthew 26:28 KJV

 

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Hebrews 9:22 KJV

 

The blood you see is a shadow and the type in the Old Testament and it was sprinkled on the tabernacle, the vessels, the book, and the congregations annually and this action enabled God to forgive sins. Divine justice was satisfied and Divine mercy extended through the types of blood. And Jesus in His death on the cross made possible the forgiveness of sins through His blood. This is the heart of the gospel. There is no gospel but this.

 3. Justification (which means justified as if we have never sinned, to be proven innocent, free from blame.)

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 KJV

We cannot do it ourselves it’s impossible. You can work all your life and do good works and pay money to the church, but that won’t justify you. The only thing that will justify you in heaven, on earth is the blood of Jesus Christ, and justification means again just as though you’re never sinned. That’s the power of the blood.

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 3:24 KJV

 

Notice His Grace, Grace is unmerited favour, something we don’t deserve. We don’t deserve our sins forgiven, we don’t deserve to go to heaven, we’ll be honest with you, we don’t deserve it, we deserve hell, but we received forgiveness and justification and our names written in the Book of Life, and we are going to receive heaven forever because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

 4. Cleansing

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 KJV

 

When you come to the cross not only does He cleanse all the past sins, but that blood is available for any present or future sins. So that you stand before God justified and pure ready to go to heaven. That’s a marvellous thing to have happen to you. God can no longer see your sins. We’re cleansed by the blood in the spiritual realm. The process is that of repentance and faith to all who will confess and forsake sin, God offers a new chance. Wouldn’t that be wonderful a brand new start in life to be born from above, to be born anew, born again to start over and all the past, present and future sins forgiven, that’s what God offers you.

 5. Peace

And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Colossians 1:20 KJV

 

Because of the blood of Jesus Christ, we can have peace. There are 3 types of peace spoken in the Bible. First is peace with God. He makes peace at the cross. Then there’s the peace of God the Holy Spirit produces in you, when you come to Christ you have a peace that you have never known before. Think of the restlessness in the world today. Among so many of us, the pressures that we live under but to think of having peace in the midst of it all and then there is peace between nations and that’s going to happen someday when Jesus comes back again and reign as KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. You can have that peace here and now. In the midst of the troubles and trials, and discouragements of life and the pressures of life you can have the peace of God which passeth all understanding.

If you have pardon from God you can stand before anything in this world with peace in your heart, because if you’re ready to die you’re ready to live. And you’ve already been pardoned because of Christ free pardon for sin, we’re not afraid of anything at the judgement because of the blood of Christ.

It was all done at the cross; it saves sinners like you and me. Is the blood of Jesus Christ sprinkled on the door of your heart? Will the judgement of God Passover you? Or are you going to face the judgement of God? Which is it going to be?

 

With Blessing in Christ,

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com


Thursday 1 February 2024

KNOWING THE PURPOSE OF OUR EXISTENCE

 


Happiness is not the meaning of our existence. Your meaning is much greater than this.

Your Reality

Is your life simply to be born, grow up, find a job, have a family, enjoy your life, and then die? Is that all there is? Definitely not. We’re made for so much more. Your purpose of existence is to know God.

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

After we die, the Bible says we’ll face God as our Judge. Have you ever rebelled (sinned) against God?

Examine yourself by God’s Law the Ten Commandments.

You shall have no other gods before me. (Have you kept God first in your life?)

Deuteronomy 5:7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

You shall not lie. (Have you lied even once?)

Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the Lord:

You shall not steal. (Have you ever stolen anything irrelevant of the value?)

Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steal.

You shall not take God’s name in vain. (Have you ever used God’s holy name as a cuss word (“Jesus Christ” or Oh my God”)? It’s called blasphemy.

Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

You shall not commit adultery. (Have you lusted after someone or had sex before marriage?) Matthew 5: 27-28 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

You shall not murder. (Have you hated someone which is murder of the heart?)

1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

In God’s courtroom, our sins are very serious crimes. He will even judge our words and thoughts. This how serious sin is to God. If you have violated any of God’s laws, you will be guilty on Judgement Day. The penalty of sin is death and you will end up in a terrible place called Hell.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Your Hope

However, the Bible says God is rich in mercy and in His great kindness He provided a Saviour.

Jesus Christ took the punishment for the sin of the world. He died on the cross so that we could be forgiven, then He rose from the dead three days later and defeated death. Hundreds saw Him after His resurrection. It's no fairy tale. Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies about the promised Saviour, which are written in the Holy Scriptures hundreds of years before His birth.

Romans 5:8,9 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Your Destiny

All religions are man’s attempt to rid themselves of sin through religious rites, traditions, and good works. Attending church can’t save you; only a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. God doesn’t want you to go to hell. Neither do you want to go there. To receive everlasting life, believe, repent and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone to save you. God will forgive your sins and grant you everlasting life. God will give you a new nature (Born-Again) and He will walk with you through the Holy Spirit. Eternal life is a free gift. You can’t earn it by doing anything. Then read the Bible daily and ask God to help you obey what you read.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  

Blessing in Christ.

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com

Monday 1 January 2024

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IN THE NEW YEAR?

 



Our first priority in everything is to thank God Almighty for the New Year 2024, and God’s grace for bringing us through every tribulation and trial in every year. Thanking Him for all the miracles, blessings, more outreaches, witnessing the gospel on the streets, the new gospel tract, and to all those who prayed for us, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ.

We have goals, plans, and priorities like the importance of being in God’s word, praying, worshipping, fasting, to be led by the Holy Spirit especially for the work for the Lord that we are called to do—winning souls for Christ. We should not worry of anything because when we seek God first, trusting in Him that, according to His will, everything will fall into place.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 KJV

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5,6 KJV

 

It is important to value the days that God has given us. One way to obey God is to redeem the time, to be led by the Holy Spirit, especially for the work of the Lord, and to recognise the gift of our lives here on earth. Time—seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years; the fact that we have the privileges of being able to breathe, walk, talk, see, hear, taste, touch, and smell; and the gifts that God has given us that we sometimes take for granted each and every day. These blessings we have received freely from God Almighty.

 

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12 KJV

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15,16 KJV

 

How about you? What is your priority in the new year? Before you write down your goals and plans, maybe it would be better to examine yourself through the Ten Commandments.

 

If you obsessively want what somebody has, that makes you a covetous person (Luke 12:15).

If you bear false witness, that makes you a liar (Proverbs 19:9).

If you stole anything, regardless of its value, that makes you a thief (Exodus 20:15).

If you look at someone with lust, that makes you an adulterer at heart (Matthew 5:27,28).

 

If you’ve admitted that you’ve done those things mentioned above, then you’re covetous, a liar, a thief, and an adulterer at heart. We've only looked at four of the Ten Commandments. That’s how God sees you; nothing is hidden from His holy eyes. You will be guilty before the presence of God and end up in His eternal prison, a place called hell.

 

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:3 KJV

In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9 KJV

 

Nobody can keep the law (Ten Commandments), which is why Jesus Christ came not only to save us from our sins but also to fulfil the law.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23 KJV

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Matthew 5:17 KJV

Repent and be sorry for who and what you are. Change your mind from the rejection of Jesus Christ to faith in Jesus Christ; believe alone in what He has done for you on the cross; through the death, burial and resurrection, recognize that He is indeed Lord and Saviour, and His holy and precious blood will cleanse you from all sins that you have committed.

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. Acts 17:30,31 KJV

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. Hebrews 9:22 KJV

You will then be a new creature in Christ (born-again), filled with the Holy Spirit. Each day is a chance to turn the page on an old way of life and embrace a newness in Christ.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. John 3:7 KJV

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13 KJV

Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow; please prioritize the free gift of salvation today. This should be your number one goal to receive everlasting life.

(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV

Blessings in Christ

David & Gay

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Friday 1 December 2023

THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT

 



As we enter the Christmas season, when many people are focused on giving and receiving gifts, we would like to tell you about the most precious gift anyone could ever receive because of its eternal value. The Bible says a virgin shall be with child, and He shall be called Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 KJV

What does this really mean? Are we not good people? Do we really need someone to save us from our sins? To clearly understand what Christmas is about, we must try to look at ourselves the way God sees us, and the way we do that is examine ourselves by His Laws (Ten Commandments).

Have you ever lied? Have you ever stolen anything, regardless of its value? Have you ever used God's name in vain (as a cuss word)? Have you ever hated someone? Have you ever looked at someone with lust?

If you tell a lie, that makes you a liar (Revelation 21:8). If you've stolen anything, regardless of its value, that makes you a thief (Exodus 20:15). If you've used God's name in vain, you're a blasphemer (Exodus 20:7). If you hate someone, you're a murderer at heart (1 John 3:15). If you've looked at a person with lust, you're committing adultery in your heart (Matthew 5:27,28).

If you've answered yes to these five questions, by your own admission, you're a liar, thief, blasphemer, murderer, and adulterer at heart. We've only looked at five of the Ten Commandments; that's how God sees you; nothing is hidden from His holy eyes.

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Ecclesiastes 12:14

If God judges you by His standard, will you be innocent or guilty of breaking His laws (Ten Commandments)? Many people will admit to being guilty, but they may believe that God is good, that He forgives, and that He will overlook their sins. God is good, and because He is good, He will give a righteous judgment, or else He will be a corrupt judge.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 KJV

You and I will be guilty when we stand before God, but God did something wonderful for us so that we wouldn’t have to go to hell. Do you know what that was? He sent His Son, Jesus Christ born of a virgin, perfect and sinless, to die for the payment of our sins on the cross, buried then He rose on the third day and defeated sin and death so that we could have everlasting life.

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV

That’s why Jesus Christ was born—"to save his people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21) and suffer punishment in your place. God’s word says that if you repent of your sins, believe, put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ as the only one who can save you, then God will forgive you because Jesus precious blood shed on the cross is more than enough to cleanse you from all of your sins.

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Luke 15:7 KJV

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Ephesians 1:7 KJV

Please don’t refuse this heavenly free gift of salvation from God, which is available to anyone: a love story written in blood on the cross over 2000 years ago. All glory to God for His incredible gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Those who receive this incredible gift of salvation through God’s love, mercy, and grace will never suffer the eternal punishment in hell that they deserved.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12 KJV

May you find the true meaning of Christmas because it always begins with Christ.

Merry Christmas!

Blessings in Christ,

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com