Sunday, 4 April 2021

HE IS NOT HERE HE IS RISEN

 



Above: On back of door in Tomb of Jesus

 The reason why God commands all men everywhere to repent is….

 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 17:31KJV

 

We can have assurance that the day of judgement will take place and that Jesus will judge the earth - because of the resurrection.

 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 20:12KJV

 

 Above: The Garden Tomb

 The Garden Tomb is believed by many to be the garden and sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea, and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus.

So should we then try and convince an unbelieving world of the resurrection?

God’s Word is very clear about Jesus Christ resurrection appearances below:

 

 CHRIST’S RESURRECTION APPEARANCES

 APPEARED TO:

1.Mary John 20:10-18

2.Mary and women Matthew 28:1-10

3.Peter 1 Corinthians 15:5

4.Two disciples Luke 24:13-35

5.Ten apostles Luke 24:36-49, John 20:19-23

6.Eleven apostles   John 20:24-31

7.Seven apostles John 21

8.All apostles Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:14-18

9.500 brethren 1 Corinthians 15:6

10.James 1 Corinthians 15:7

11.All apostles Acts 1:4-8

12.Paul   Acts 9:1-9, 1 Corinthians 15:8

 

Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God - who was beaten and bruised for our transgressions, willingly giving up His life to conquer the grave for us! He then rose from the dead, because it was not possible that death could hold him.

 

 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. Acts 2:24KJV

 

Above: Tomb of Jesus

 When sinners repent and believe the gospel, the eyes of their understanding are enlightened. They pass from darkness into light, from death to life.

 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 5:24KJV

 We then become a new creation in Christ with a brand new heart and new desires.

 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17KJV

 

 Above: Outside the Tomb of Jesus

It is through the power of the gospel that the world will appreciate the miracle of the risen Christ who is the resurrection, also have assurance that God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness.

 So celebrate the resurrection by sharing the good news of the gospel with someone today.

 

With blessing in Christ.

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com/


 

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

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 and receive Christ into your own heart.

 

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 to be free from blame, to be proven innocent.)

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 its 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 or in hell is the blood of Jesus Christ, and justification means also 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 yours sins. We’re cleansed by the blood in the spiritual realm. The process is that of repentance and faith to all who will 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, to start over and all the past 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 of it is it going to be?

 

With Blessing in Christ,

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com/

 

Monday, 1 March 2021

END TIME SIGNS

 


1.False Bible teachers would be money hungry. They would be smooth talkers, have many followers, and slur the Christian faith (2 Peter 2:1-3)

2.Homosexuality would be increasingly evident at the end of the age (2 Timothy 3:3)

3.Earthquakes would be in diverse places (Matthew 24:7)

4.Stress would be part of living (2 Timothy 3:1)

5.Many wars would erupt (Matthew 24:6)

6.People would forsake the Ten Commandments as a moral code, committing adultery, stealing, lying, and killing (Matthew 24:12)

7.There would be a cold religious system, in denying God’s power (2 Timothy 3:5)

8.Men would substitute fantasy in place of Christian truth (2 Timothy 4:4). This is so evident at Christmas when the birth of the Saviour is lost behind the myth of Santa Claus.

9.Deadly diseases would be prevalent (Matthew 24:7). The worldwide increase in AIDS deaths is almost inestimable.

10.The fact that God once flooded the earth (the Noahic flood) would be      denied (2 Peter 3:5-6). There is a mass of fossil evidence to prove this fact, yet it is flatly ignored by the scientific world because of its uncanny implication.

11.The institution of marriage would be forsaken by many (1 Timothy 4:3)

12.There would be an increase in famines (Matthew 24:7)

13.Vegetarianism would increase (1 Timothy 4:3-4)

14.There would be a cry for peace (1 Thessalonians 5:3)

15.The possession of Jerusalem would be at the centre of international turmoil (Zechariah 12:3)

16.Knowledge would increase (Daniel 12:4)

17.There would be hypocrites within the Church (Matthew 13:25-30)

18.There would be an increase of religious cults/false teachers (Matthew 24:11 & 24)

19.The future would seem fearful to many (Luke 21:26)

20.Humanity would become materialistic (2 Timothy 3:4)

21.There would be many involved in travel (Daniel 12:4)

22.The Christian Gospel would be preached as a warning to all nations (Matthew 24:14)

23.Jesus said Christians would be hated “for His name’s sake” (Matthew24:9)

24.And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s heart failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Luke 21:25-26)

26.Youth would become rebellious. For men shall be lover of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy (2 Timothy 3:2)

27.Men would mock the warning signs of the end of the age saying, “for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (2 Peter 3:4). The Bible even reveals their motivation, they love lust (verse 3). They fail to understand that a day to the Lord is as thousand years to us. God is not subject to the time that He created. He can flick through time as we flick through pages of a history book. The reason He seems to be silent, is because He is patiently waiting, not willing that any perish, but that all come to repentance.

 

 

With Blessing in Christ,

David & Gay

Ministry - One Way to Grace


Monday, 1 February 2021

JESUS DOESN’T HAVE COVID-19, YOU CAN GET CLOSE TO HIM.

 


There are no words to describe the anguish being felt by those who are suffering today, our hearts and prayers have and will go out to them. There are virus, sickness and diseases, crime, death etc. Perhaps you have been asking the question “WHY”?

 

God created man perfect, and he lived in a perfect world without suffering. The Bible tells us that God cursed the earth because of Adam’s sin. When sin came into the world, death and misery came with it.

 

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Genesis 3:17(KJV)

Sadly, many use the issue of suffering as an excuse to reject any thought of God, when existence of suffering is the very reason we should accept Him. To understand why there is suffering we must read His Word, the Holy Bible.

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)

How can we know that the Bible is true? Simply read and study the prophecies of: Matthew 24, Luke 21, and 2 Timothy 3. When people repent from their sins, believe on Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, fully trust, have faith in Him alone, whatever life brings only Jesus Christ can be relied on.

And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mark 1:15(KJV)

Now is the time to get right with God, to get close to Him, to get saved from the wrath to come. ‘behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.’2 Corinthians 6:2

 

When people receive the message of the Holy Bible, they can say that all sufferings are temporal for those who have sincerely repented and believed the gospel of Jesus Christ, and are now awaiting on the new heaven and a new earth where there will be no sorrow and pain for God will wipe away all tears, and make all things new.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Revelation 21:4-5(KJV)

 

With Blessing in Christ,

 

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com/