If the enemy can discredit Jesus’ resurrection, he destroys one of the foundations of Christianity. V
arious rumours were circulated about Jesus’ death. Many of the ‘Christian’ cults have used these rumours as a basis for their false teachings, leading others astray:
1. Mat. 28:11-15 records that the Jewish elders’ bribed the guards at the tomb to say that: “His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep”. Heretics have claimed this ever since, even though there was a big stone in front of the opening and soldiers, who would be severely punished for sleeping, guarded the tomb.
We met the supernatural Jesus at His baptism, the account of the trans-figuration, in the witness of others, in His healing and miracles and at His resurrection. We can only understand who Jesus really is from the perspective of the events after His death, resurrection and the continued revelations of the Holy Spirit. He is God come in the flesh as the only begotten Son of God.
1. Jesus’ words and God’s confirmation
Although Jesus did not make an explicit claim to say “I am God”, yet He claimed things for Himself that only God could claim (Mat. 16:17, John 2:16, 5:17, 6:27):
At one point in time and space, God entered the world in the person of Jesus Christ. It is amazing to think, that had He taken up Satan’s offer:
Jesus could have ruled the world.
He could have swept into the religious system with all His miracles and said to Father: ”I can do the job My way. I don’t really need to go through such a nasty death to reclaim the World. Just let Me do this My way.”
Probably one of the most well-known Bible verses is John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
…. but is it relevant to you today – that is my question to you today – Is Jesus Christ Relevant? The scripture speaks of God’s love for His creation, a love so great that – He gave. He gave something of great value – His only begotten Son. He gave for a purpose – that who ever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
My heart was like an overgrown garden,
When my Jesus rescued me.
Overgrown with thorns and briars,
Not a pleasure for my God to see.
My walls were strong and tall,
Shielding my weakness from view.
The extent of weeds, thorns and creepers,
No one but He really knew.
He became for me the Door to the Father,
The purpose of this exercise is to help you to be more aware of God’s presence in your world. Collect 2 pieces of paper and 4 drawing pens or textas, of the colours you like. It is important that you have a sense of privacy where you are.
Follow the steps as listed to find your ‘Holy Spirit Space’ and what your Creator is saying to you. We are inviting the Lord to talk to you about your spirit and where He sees you on your journey. We list the process so when you are ready, begin and LISTEN to hear His voice. Take your time and work slowly through this exercise.mail
“Hey Adam! The Snake is still in the Garden!”
That ought to be the cry of every Jesus follower as we catch the lies and half truths the enemy is still trying to get us to believe. Here is a very helpful book in this area! Here is one reader’s comments:
Escape the enemy’s deadly trap! ‘The Bait of Satan’ exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God – taking an offense because of what someone has said or done.
Here is a great review of the book by John Bevere:
In this post we want to present a Prayer for Your Body. By saying this to prayer for your Body – who can hear and understand you – this will help you find the place of your Body and bring a sense of Peace in line with your Creator.
Print off these two prayers and chose which one fits your life. Try saying this prayer in the morning or night to help your Body become more aware of its purpose and importance in your world, bringing more total wholeness for you!
In 1714 BC, a young country girl began the journey of her life. She was given in marriage to the eldest son of Judah, to Erdad of the tribe of Abraham. As she began this journey in fear and trembling, Tamar had little idea of the future she would find.
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We have present some new ideas and probably some insights you have already considered. Here are 17 questions for you to think through as a way of seeing yourself as you were created to be. Go through the following questions and rate your answer on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 = I know nothing about this issue to 5 = I understand and have dealt with this issue fully.
_______ 1. Are you familiar with the pathways the enemy takes to affect your health and energy levels?
_______ 2. Do you know the female sexuality God wants you to enjoy?
The following is one of my favourite stories from Max Lucado’s series. You can find his books listed at the end of this post. I trust you will enjoy this short story as much as I do!
He placed one scoop of clay upon another until a form lay lifeless on the ground. All of the Garden’s inhabitants paused to witness the event. Hawks hovered. Giraffes stretched. Trees bowed. Butterflies paused on petals and watched.
Some people really take to the Boardroom and use their knowledge as tools to help them life better. Other people find the whole process just too complicated and ‘toss the baby out with the bath water’. So how can this Boardroom example be used in a practical way? Why is knowing about all these parts within us even helpful? Here is a Guest writer explaining some of the values to using the Boardroom as tools in everyday living.
Here is a Guest Post by Pastor Sharon White on how she has learned to use the Tools of the Boardroom: