Disciples Never Cease to Live by Faith

Disciples Live By Faith

I am not into self-help, positive confession, or positive thinking.

I am into what the LORD God of the Bible says.

The God of the Bible gives me faith filled optimism simply because I believe what He has written in His Word.

The Bible says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” – Romans 10:17.

We need to read the Bible and study the Bible because we want to hear His truth with the ears of our hearts and receive the faith of God that is the result of hearing the Word of God.

Faith is necessary, for without faith we can never please God: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for He who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” Hebrews 11:6.

We need to live a life that is pleasing to God and worthy of the Gospel we say we believe by faith – Hebrews 11.

By faith in Christ, we can live empowered by Christ to the glory of Christ – Romans 6-8.

To live the Christ empowered life, we need faith in Him: who He is, what He has accomplished, and what He is yet to do. We learn these truths about Him through the Scriptures. As we learn the Scriptures, we are to believe them and do them: “But you be doers of the word and not hearers only deceiving your own selves” – James 1:22.

Our life in Christ, lived through Christ, all begins with faith in Christ and continues by faith in Christ: “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet, not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me” – Galatians 2:20.

As disciples of Christ Jesus our Lord, we are to never cease to live by faith: “For we walk by faith not by sight” – 2 Corinthians 5:7.

 

 

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Paul Returns to Antioch and Departs. Acts 18:18-23. Part II

Paul Returns to Antioch & Departs. Acts 18.18-22. Part II

Paul spent some time in fellowship with the believers in his home church and in Jerusalem. He had a heart for fellowship with God’s people. May we have a heart to be in fellowship with the Lord’s people as well. May we make fellowship a priority, for this is God’s design for believers and a chief result of believing the Gospel of Christ.

Moreover, Paul departed again on his third missionary journey strengthening all the disciples. We all need strength. God has designed believers to be strengthened in the faith in Christ and His Word through godly, loving, and mature leaders who are themselves bond slaves to Christ, filled with His Spirit, and students of His Word. May you, too, dear reader, be strengthened in the faith in Christ and in the rightly divided truth of the Bible.

I pray that you are in a fellowship where strengthening disciples in the faith in Christ is the priority and is accomplished through the preaching, teaching, and living of the written Word of God by the power of the Holy Spirit.

God bless you.

 

What’s Important?

What’s Important?

By far, the most important thing in life is knowing Jesus Christ.

There is nothing that will last forever except a personal relationship with Jesus of Nazareth the Messiah of Israel.

Do you know Jesus the Messiah (Christ – the Anointed One)?

Is Jesus your Messiah? Is Jesus your King? Is Jesus your glory? Is Jesus everything to you?

It has been said, “that if Jesus isn’t in first place, then He is out of place.”

Is Jesus Christ first in your life? Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ?

He is coming. He is coming again. He will rule on this earth.

Only those who know Him will be granted eternal life and escape God’s wrath and eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire.

You can know Him who is from the beginning – the Lord Jesus – the Messiah of Israel.

John 20:31 King James Version (KJV)

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”

Take the time to read the Bible; read the book of the Gospel of John.

May you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your God and Savior and receive eternal life by believing in Him and repenting of sin.

God bless you.

 

God Created Your Birth Gender

Phil Robertson recently stated:

“Men should use the men’s bathroom and women should use the women’s bathroom. Just because a man may ‘feel’ like a woman doesn’t mean he should be able to share a bathroom with my daughter, or yours. That used to be called common sense. Now it’s called bigoted.” – Thank you for you common sense, Mr. Robertson. God bless you, sir.

The transgender bathroom issue is not complicated. Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things, made it very simple for a human to know what gender he or she is. He did not make a mistake, nor did He create confusion in regard to this matter. The loving God wants us to know the answers, and they are found in His written word – the Bible. His grace and mercy are revealed to us throughout its pages, and the truth of His Word sets men and women free from the lies and darkness of this world.

God’s words says:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” – Genesis 1:27. God did not make a mistake when He gave you your birth gender; He gave you your birth gender as a gift. The world lies to you about who you really are. God did not give you your birth gender to confuse you. If you are confused about your gender identity, please believe the truth of God’s Word. Jesus Christ said, “…you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” – John 8:32. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life no man comes to the Father but by Me” – John 14:6.

The battle that is going on over transgenderism is a battle between truth and lies. Christ is the truth: His death, His resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His glorification, and His imminent return to establish His Kingdom on this earth are what all men and women everywhere need to believe in, in order to live out God’s holy purpose for their lives.

God is not the author of confusion, but Satan is. Satan lies, hates, kills, and destroy lives through his lies. Human beings are under his control through sin; he is at the helm of the transgender agenda and every lie that seeks to crush men’s souls, destroy men’s lives, and create mass confusion in the minds and hearts of young people and this entire nation.

May we know the truth about who God created us to be, and may we repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

God bless you, dear read. May His grace be with you always.

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World Idolatry, And The One True God

“And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.” – Jeremiah 1:16

 

Jeremiah was a priest, but the LORD God, Jesus Christ, called him to be a prophet “over nations and over kingdoms” – Jeremiah 1:10.

There were three reasons why God through Jeremiah would judge the nation of Israel in the 7th century B.C.:

  1. They had forsaken the LORD. “If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good” – Joshua 24:20.
  2. They burned incense to other gods. Ignoring the clear teaching of the written Word of God, they chose to be politically correct. They were swayed to believe that all religions seek God in their own way and by a different name, yet God had already told them this was not true:

2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:3-6

3. They worshipped the works of their own hands. Man’s wisdom, education, and philosophies became the criteria for worship not the written revelation of God’s Word: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ”Colossians 2:8.

My deep concern is for you, dear reader; are you doing the same thing the children of Israel did in the ancient days? Are you forsaking Jesus Christ who, Himself, declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the father but by Me” – John 14:6.

Please listen to God’s Word. There is no hope of salvation outside of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. You must remain faithful to Christ alone no matter what the cost. If you know Him, He has promised to be faithful to you: “He is faithful that promised” – Hebrews 10:23.

Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures – 1 Corinthians 15. He ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of the Father where He PRESENTLY sustains the universe – including His followers on this earth. He will return to this earth and establish His kingdom on this earth – He will rule over all – Isaiah 9:6-7.

You need Jesus Christ. You don’t need anyone or anything else. All you need is Jesus for He is our “wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption” – 1 Corinthians 1:30.

Jesus Christ is the only hope for you in this entire universe – follow Him.

Turn from you sins – repent – and follow the risen Christ!

Love – Ryan

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