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Jesus Is Not a Religion but the Resurrection (John 11:24-25)

Jesus Is Not a Religion but the Resurrection (John 11:24-25)

God is life.

He sent Jesus Christ so that the world may have everlasting life. He is the resurrection and the life (Jn 11:25). To believe this is life and the resurrection. We should not try to learn from Jesus a religious practice but receive life and resurrection from Him (1 Co 15:17-19).There is no resurrection in religions. There is no life; there is no eternal life.

Your Sins Are Forgiven (Matthew 9:1-8)

Your Sins Are Forgiven (Matthew 9:1-8)

God is perfect.
He sent the Word in order that those who believe will be made perfect by the Word (Rm 12:1-2).
The Law and the prophets are the ones that came out to receive Christ; they are not the Word.

If Jesus said, “Your sins are forgiven”, then they are forgiven. If Jesus says, “Take up your mat and walk”, then one has to obey. The Law brings us death and sin, but Jesus gives us life and freedom.
Jesus is the truth and life.

You Are a Blessing (Genesis 12:1-3)

You Are a Blessing (Genesis 12:1-3)

God is the God of all blessings.
He called the world to come before His presence in order to let the world be blessed (Dt 30:19-20). The faith which God deemed as righteous was found in Abraham for the first time (Ge 12:1).
Abraham believed that God: 1) has to be living; 2) must be the Almighty; 3) has to hear the circumstances of man; 4) be the master of man. Faith is the source of blessing. Faith is not our own conviction but the word of God. Let us uphold the will of God and have faith.

Speak With the Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:1-25)

Speak With the Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:1-25)

God is spirit.
Man’s language is speech, a sound (Gen 11:1). However, the word of God is spirit and life (Jn 6:63). Man’s spirit is also spirit and life. However, the word of God is a life-giving spirit whereas man’s spirit is a living spirit (1 Co 15:45). When we lived as sinners, our spirits were mute. But after we received the forgiveness of sins, our spirits were liberated. Speaking in tongues is the spirit’s fervent prayer. Prophecy is about hope; it is God’s words. The gospel is the spiritual word.

The Yoke of Jesus (Matthew 11:25-30)

The Yoke of Jesus (Matthew 11:25-30)

God is grace.

Man became a sinner and hence forfeited his freedom. Man is carrying a heavy yoke which he himself does not realize. He came to carry man’s yoke upon Himself (Jn 1:36) and in return, He wants us to take the yoke of Jesus. Man’s yoke became Jesus’ and Jesus’ yoke became mankind’s. The yoke of Jesus is inspiration; it is the truth (Jn 14:6). The Holy Spirit becomes the yoke. Jesus is carrying the yoke of truth. The yoke of truth is light and from it, we understand what blessedness is.

Call the Name of Jesus (Romans 10:1-15)

Call the Name of Jesus (Romans 10:1-15)

God is the One and Only.
He is our one and only life (Jn 17:3), our one and only Savior (Jn 3:16). For your soul to live and be victorious, call the name of Jesus. If you want to overcome the devil and the demons (Mk 16:17) call the name of Jesus. If you want to overcome sin and poverty, call the name of Jesus out loud. We can be filled with that name only by the Holy Spirit. Call the name Jesus louder and shine the light. Let’s shine the light in our souls and in our families.

 

The Narrow Gate (Matthew 7:13-14)

The Narrow Gate (Matthew 7:13-14)

God is the Father of life.

He sent the Word in order to give life to the whole world (Jn 1:4-5). That Word has the power of creation and the resurrection of life (Heb 1:2-3). The gate of religions is wide and many go in by it.
But the gate of faith is narrow that few go through it. Faith is the narrow gate. It is not our own righteousness but the righteousness of God. Let us go through the narrow gate of faith which we can only enter by the spirit relying on Holy Spirit, not by man’s carnal mind and feelings.

The Good Fruit (Matthew 7:15-24)

The Good Fruit (Matthew 7:15-24)

God is the God of justice.
He judges the world with justice and righteousness. The Law bears bad fruit (1 Co 15:56) and the Gospel bears good fruit (1 Co 15:57). If we live under the Law, we cannot bear good fruit.
If we live under grace, we will not bear bad fruit. We can bear good fruits only by the Holy Spirit. That which brings glory to the kingdom of Jesus is a good fruit. Our church is a good tree. Let us bear many good fruits and glorify God.

Keep the Holy Day (Hebrews 10:19-25)

Keep the Holy Day (Hebrews 10:19-25)

God is the Father.

For His Son, He created the world and all things (Heb 1:2) and willed to inherit them to His Son (Heb 1:3). Finally, for the souls He purchased by His blood, He gave the Holy Spirit to seal and keep them (2 Co 1:21). The Holy Spirit established the Church (Ac 20:28) and called it the body of Jesus Christ (Ep 1:23) so that the souls are not scattered (Jn 10:11). Keeping the Lord’s Day is the act of faith of earnestly awaiting the return of the Lord Jesus. Let us demonstrate the faith that overcomes the world. The holy day must be a day of joy as though we are meeting the Lord Jesus at His coming.

Jesus Received the Death Sentence (Matthew 27:11-26)

Jesus Received the Death Sentence (Matthew 27:11-26)

God is absolutely perfect.
He fulfilled everything He wished for His Son, was glorified and saved mankind (Jn 19:30). Jesus was sentenced to death, to be crucified (Jn 19:15-16). At that moment, the King of the Jews died (Jn 19:19) and the Son of God was raised to life (Ac 2:32). The Law was destroyed (He 8:13) and the truth resurrected (Jn 16:13-14). The sin of mankind was destroyed (Rm 7:6) and the righteousness of God was raised to life (Rm 8:33). By the Holy Spirit, He has resurrected inside those who believe in the gospel (Jn 14:17). This historical truth is, God’s eternal picture of will which was fulfilled both in heaven and on earth.

Store Up Treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-21)

Store Up Treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-21)

God is the creator of heaven.
He created the world and all things in the world are models of the things in heaven (Heb 8:5). Scripture says that what is given to God are blessings stored up in heaven (2 Co 9:5). What is on earth is not true blessings but only a model of the realities in heaven. Every time we give offering (Mal 3:16-18) we possess that much of the realities in heaven. What is given to God is in then yours in heaven. Hence let us forever possess the realities of heaven. Let us dedicate unto God and secure the blessings in heaven.

Become a Christian (Romans 8:1-9)

Become a Christian (Romans 8:1-9)

God is our Father.
He breathed the breath of life into the man formed from dust so that the man became a living soul. (Gen 2:7) The one made of the dust has carnal desires and therefore thinks only of fleshly matters (Rm 8:5) whereas the one born of the Spirit receives spiritual inspiration to understand God’s will and walks with Him. God has given the Holy Spirit to the living soul so that he might become a Christian, (Rm 8:9) who will inherit heaven together with Jesus. (Rm 8:17) We must be born again. We must receive the Holy Spirit and live only by the Holy Spirit.

Sour Wine (John 19:28-30)

Sour Wine (John 19:28-30)

God is living.

Our faith should never change (Re 14:4). The hundred forty-four thousand sealed among the Israelites are people of unchanging faith (Re 7:4) who have been with Jesus from the beginning. The wine that the Lord Jesus should receive on the cross must be new (Jn 19:30). He did not accept the wine which had turned sour. The flesh and blood of the Lord Jesus are new; they are a new covenant (He 9:18). He is always thirsty for wine that is alive and new. The Law which is outdated is sour wine. If anyone tries to please Him through the Law the Lord will spit it out. Let our faith become fresh, new wine not sour wine to be offered to the Lord Jesus to drink.

Save Your Soul (Revelation 14:1-5)

Save Your Soul (Revelation 14:1-5)

God is the everlasting Father.

Having loved His own who were in the world, He loves them to the end (Jn 13:1). Man’s flesh is the chaff, whereas his soul is the grain (Mt 3:12). The aim of our faith life is for us to become the grain. If we have made a promise with Jesus, let us not change unto the end. Let me soul walk with Jesus and live with Him in heaven. O my soul, live in heaven. Let us live in heaven with God Let us keep our faith and fidelity and live in heaven.

He Who Believes in Jesus Does the Work of Jesus (John 14:9-17)

He Who Believes in Jesus Does the Work of Jesus (John 14:9-17)

God is one.

The Word is the truth that allows me to know of my Creator (Jn 8:32). He who believes in Jesus knows Him and does His works (Jn 14:12). The works of Jesus are winning souls, holiness, meekness and love. Jesus bore the iniquities of others (1 Pet 2:24), did not condemn anyone and loved the saints to the end (Jn 13:1). And the man of Jesus seek to do even greater works than that. Therefore, we need to pray, be holy, and zealously rely on Jesus’ name. The one who received the Holy Spirit has power, knows Jesus and does His works. Let us be filled with the Holy Spirit to do His works.