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Friday, August 25, 2006


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:1-5)
Jesus is the eternal and living Word. Fully God and fully man, the God man. The Bible teaches that in Christ, God personally revealed Himself in human flesh. Note! to see Him is to see God (John 12:45; 14:9)-to receive Him is to receive God (Mark 9:37)-to know Him is to know God (John 8:19)-to honor Him is to honor God (John 5:23)-and to reject Him is to reject God (Luke 10:16). May I say, He is the vine, the source of life; we as believers are the branches, the channels of His life so to speak.
The Christian life is Jesus, living His life in and through us as we walk in dependence upon Him. It is only as we draw our life from Him that we bear lasting fruit. "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Galatians 2:20). Child of God, to what extent are you looking to Jesus as the true source of your security, significance, and fulfillment? You think about that.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (James 2:17)
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. (James 2:26)
James says in his epistle that "faith without works is dead." May I say that genuine faith inspires godly action. True faith will always manifest itself in works of faith, otherwise it is not real faith at all. Note! if you will the character of real faith....(1) Genuine faith endures trials. Trials are bound to come, but real faith will face them head-on and develop endurance....(2) Genuine faith understands temptations, and will never consent to our lust and thereby slide into sin....(3) Genuine faith harbors no prejudice, faith and favoritism cannot coexist....(4) Genuine faith has the power to control the tongue. this small but powerful part of the body must be held in check, and only grace working through faith, can accomplish it....(5) Genuine faith acts wisely. It gives us the ability to choose heavenly wisdom that brings life and to reject earthly wisdom that brings death....(6) Genuine faith produces separation from the world and submission to Christ. It gives us the ability to resist the devil and draw near to God....(7) Finally, genuine faith waits patiently for the return of the Lord. Troubles and trials may cause us grief, faith in the return of Christ stifles our complaining. Child of God, we need to give praise to God, who is the author and finisher of our faith, for He is faithful even when we are not. You think about that.