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A First NoelThis Christmas time has been much different
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"The reward of being 'faithful over a few things' is just the same as being 'faithful over many things' ; for the emphasis falls upon the same word; it is the 'faithful' who will enter 'into the joy of their Lord.'"- Charles S. Robinson
I suspect that most of the individuals who have religious faith are content with blind faith. They feel no obligation to understand what they believe. They may even wish not to have their beliefs disturbed by thought. But if God in whom they believe created them with intellectual and rational powers, that imposes upon them the duty to try to understand the creed of their religion. Not to do so is to verge on superstition. - Mortimer J. Adler
"This book (the Bible) will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book."
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Siphiwe's TestimonyI would like everyone to meet my friend, Siphiwe. We've been friends since Bible College 6 years ago, and he really has been a blessing to me. Without Siphiwe I would be, well, closed minded. He has taught me many things, and I've enjoyed seeing things from his perspective. We all need friends like this - friends who don't have the same background we do, friends who have had a very different life than our own. Today, he shared a very, truly, amazing testimony with me. Here is Siphiwe's testimony:
"Well this happened many years ago I would say about ten years ago while I was in High School. I had been suffering from Asthma since childhood and it would be even worse around winter times. My chest would block and I would not be able to breathe. I had to go to the nearby clinic for them to give me oxygen with medicine so that my chest can clear. I also had medicine that I had to keep at home so that I could drink immediately when I felt the symptoms. This
Living Ink IIThis beating mass of red pushes from my chest. The hope flowing in my veins, the pain intermingled. And I wouldn’t change any of it.
There’s a lot of things said about the heart in the Bible. That we need to keep His word in our hearts, to guard them from evil, like in Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Psalm 73:26 says “My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Our hearts are frail and imperfect; they leave us feeling incomplete. When we are cut and broken down we bleed the red that represents our sin. This is why God says in Ezekiel 11:19 “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” He transforms us in a way so that when we are broken in this life we may not bleed red but bleed life, hope, and endurance.
We can choose to believe in God and
James 1:21James 1:21
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of
naughtiness, and recieve with meekness the engrafted
word, which is able to save your souls.
Peter 1:19-21But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb
without blemish and without spot:
Who verily was foreordained before the founda-
tion of the world, but was manifest in these last times
who by him do believe in God, that raised him up
from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and
hope might be in God.
FulfillmentThe end of the age- the event of darkness and despair
brought a new beginning; Those present were unaware,
Prophetic Word told of the events as played
while the people could not see the price that was paid.
The Son of the living God- the Son of Man, marked of the world
was cast out and hung upon the tree of shame,
And despite the power that was His to command
He accepted the pain and torment of slaughter as the lamb.
The moment was marked with the tearing of the veil
A massive woven wall to keep the Spirit of a Holy God from burning a sinful man-
Rent top down- freeing a Holy Spirit to roam the world of man
in that moment began the new age on Earth.
The people of the land, did quiver in fear
watching the sun flee the sky,
While the dead abandoned their graves to walk the earth
and the lands trembled as if knowing of this birth.
Despite the Prophetic Word telling of these pass
ElijahA religious filk based on "Rasputin," by Boney-M: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiSdTQ9DW9g
There lived a certain man in Judah long ago
He was bold and brave, in his heart a flaming glow
Most pagans looked at him, and thought him rather queer
But to God above he was such a lovely dear
He could preach God’s will just like a preacher
Full of ecstasy and fire
But he also was a kind of teacher
not all did admire
Servant of the Messiah
There was a cat who had faith of bronze
Judah’s greatest prophet, yeah
He was a man who God could count on
But the one who ruled the land (and we do not mean the king)
felt he threatened her status as queen
In all affairs of state, she was the one to please
But when it came to faith she was a real big sleaze
To the queen he was a wheeler dealer
(Though she'd heard the things he'd done)
In the false Baal she was a believer
Our God, she would shun
Servant of the Messiah
There was a cat who had faith of bronze
Artist Feature with
Periodically we would like to feature one of the many gifted Christian artists in christians. This month we are featuring digital artist ForestHymn. Her gallery is loaded with Biblical themes and gorgeous animals, all for the goal of sharing Jesus through art. May her work "be a catalyst for other young people to give their best and their all to God, Who is worthy of it".
Read the interview here: fav.me/d95echb
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