Category: jesus christ

Verse: 2 Timothy 4:17‘The Lord stood w…

Verse: 2 Timothy 4:17
‘The Lord stood with me and gave me strength…’
What an awesome picture of the Lord standing with us and giving us strength. HE is standing with you today – you are not alone. HE is closer than you could ever think or imagine. HE is more interested in you than you realise, and He will give you the strength you need.
PRAYER: Lord, may Your abiding presence be a living reality in my life today. May I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that You are with me and that You are making all things possible! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“It was not with perishable things suc…

“It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ.” 1 Peter 1:18-19
We owed a debt we could not pay and Jesus paid the debt He did not owe. Law demands without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. (Hebrews 9 22) Jesus redeemed you by His precious blood. His blood cleanses us and the punishment we deserve was laid on Him No matter what sin you’ve committed; “the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).

“It was not with perishable things suc…

“It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ.” 1 Peter 1:18-19
We owed a debt we could not pay and Jesus paid the debt He did not owe. Law demands without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. (Hebrews 9 22) Jesus redeemed you by His precious blood. His blood cleanses us and the punishment we deserve was laid on Him No matter what sin you’ve committed; “the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).

1 Timothy 1:19 ‘Cling to your faith in…

1 Timothy 1:19 ‘Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear.’
Our faith in Jesus is the one thing that will carry us through the storms of life. We should hold on to our faith and cling to it with every fibre of our being. The Word tells us that without faith it is impossible to please the Lord. So, let’s always do the right thing and believe in Him and put our faith and trust in Him ALONE!
PRAYER: Lord, I desire to pass the tests in life and not to fail or be shipwrecked along the way. I choose to remain confident in You and to cling to You, Jesus. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:19 ‘Cling to your faith in…

1 Timothy 1:19 ‘Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear.’
Our faith in Jesus is the one thing that will carry us through the storms of life. We should hold on to our faith and cling to it with every fibre of our being. The Word tells us that without faith it is impossible to please the Lord. So, let’s always do the right thing and believe in Him and put our faith and trust in Him ALONE!
PRAYER: Lord, I desire to pass the tests in life and not to fail or be shipwrecked along the way. I choose to remain confident in You and to cling to You, Jesus. Amen.

Though God at times seems distant, He is inv…

Though God at times seems distant, He is invisible, He is sovereign. We can see His sovereignty in each and every event in the book of Esther, until He ultimately proves Himself the Lord of His people. See How He overrules every evil plan of Haman, how He lifts up Mordecai and honours him above all and how He saves the life of His people, the Jews. There is a beautiful message here for anyone who has ever experienced brokenness, who has been crushed by life, for anyone who has felt there is no way in the world God can make reason and meaning out of it.
God raised Esther, an orphaned girl to the position of a queen so that through her He could save His people. God and God alone can do such things.
And He is working quietly behind the scenes of your life too.
God does wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. Job 9:10

Jesus cried, “My God, My God, why have…

Jesus cried, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46
Can any of you who are parents imagine abandoning your child to be beaten, mocked, scorned, and killed by your enemies – because their crimes needed to be punished? But that’s what the Father did, for you and me. Sin deserves punishment. Jesus took all of that on Himself.
Jesus paid for your sins so you wouldn’t have to. He took the wrath that you deserve so you could know forgiveness and access into the Kingdom of God. He was forsaken so you could be accepted.
How do you respond to this love, this great sacrifice?
Have you really put your faith in Jesus Christ and what He did for you on the cross?

This is what the Sovereign LORD says: &ldquo…

This is what the Sovereign LORD says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation…” Isaiah 30:15
Have you moved away from the Lord for some reason? Return to the Shepherd, the Great I AM, now. Jesus is waiting to be gracious to you. How long will you walk away from Him. You have no hope apart from Him. Return to Him with all your heart!
Though Israel had turned from the Lord, He longed to be gracious to them. “All day long I have held out My hands to an obstinate people.” Isaiah 65:2. That’s the Father’s heart. He longs for you to return.
What are you holding on to in the place of God? Let go and let God take over. Return to Him, today.

“Behold, I proclaim to you good news of great …

“Behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today… a Saviour has been born to you who is Messiah and Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11) Here was the host of heaven announcing that the long-awaited Messiah and Lord of Heaven was Himself coming down to save His people from every burden of darkness. Here is the Good News of salvation that turns everything bad to good, every sadness to joy and every sin to liberation. In Jesus, God enters into human history – into the history of every one of us – of every man and woman. The night of Christmas gives us reason to rejoice. The proclamation of the angel must echo in our hearts that we may realize the grand hope we have.

‘And the government shall be upon His should…

‘And the government shall be upon His shoulders’, because He’s the King of kings and the Lord of lords, the government of the whole world rests on His shoulders. There’s nothing outside of His control. This Christmas time, the One who has the government of the world on His shoulders wants to carry you on His shoulders. Everything that concerns you is His concern and He desires to bear the burden of it as you trust Him and obey Him as Lord. One day, truly He will come again, not as a lamb but as a lion, the Lion of Judah and establish His Kingdom here on earth.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, Please give me a fresh revelation of who Jesus is and the wonder of Your indescribable Gift. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.