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While many teachers focus directly on the Trinity, in these messages, my objective is to focus attention to the Bible, God’s Word. This is the tool with which God teaches us how to live a righteous life so that we can have an intimate relationship with Him. This was true for all the people during the writing of the Word as well as all generations. The passages I cite, for the most part, link to the King James Version.  My posts link to “Bible Gateway“, where you can change the version for easier reading if you wish. With God’s unfailing Grace, we have this user manual with which to learn the experience of a righteous life.  If you’ll  notice, the welcome includes the phrase “A Mustard Seed”. I aspire to plant the seeds of the Word to expand Christ’s church  across the Internet, and with God’s blessing, across the world.

When you just can’t go on

If you have ever had the feeling that you just cannot go on, in any situation, and you are Christian, then you should read this to the end.
Jesus paid our sin debt, in full, so that we might have everlasting life in Heaven. But what about here, on this earth? I know there are many people suffering with afflictions which make life difficult every day. However, sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we want to just give up because we “just can’t go on any farther” with them. As Christians, this is a faith failure.

We need to understand that this is a fallen world and that the fate of the society of unbelievers is doomed. But we believers are still here, dealing with the fallen society, and we say “how long must I keep putting up with this?” Well, Jesus told us that we CAN live in the fallen world because He made it possible: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) If Jesus has overcome the world and He is living inside us then we can overcome the world as well. We have the power of the Holy Spirit, The Enabler, to push us on and through troubling times. So don’t let yourselves get tangled up in worldly problems; together Jesus and you have already overcome the world.

What is Faith?

What is Faith? If asked, “Do you have Faith?” you might reply “well certainly I do”. But what does it mean to have Faith? I don’t think many people really know. Can you answer that question? If so, stop reading this right now and write down your answer, then finish reading this post.

Satan tries to break our Faith by tempting us to sin, and sin draws us away from God. But Satan only has that power to the extent that we give it to him. When he wins and we break down to sin, it is Grace that forgives the sin. Bad things happen everywhere, every day. But people seem to mostly only really notice when they happen to them.

Faith is the process in which we trust that God’s Grace, and ONLY God’s Grace will bring us to eternal salvation. When our Faith is broken and we start taking our eyes, ears and minds away from God, Mercy cannot be recognized from the jungle of life, and the Grace that the Lord bestowed upon the earth cannot comfort our souls. But when we start to focus back on God and his Word and confess our sins and repent, we will find the Grace of forgiveness which will cleanse us by the blood of Jesus and sanctify us back to the Lord, our God, whose Grace grants us Salvation. This is how we have Faith.