“Just as I am”

God love us all the same but deals with us very differently, because we are individuals.

Ps 103:14

“fellowship is life”

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“God isn’t prejudice at all”

This morning in my quiet time, my soul was awaken to the scriptures, to my surprise I discovered God isn’t prejudice.
I discovered this in: James chapter 1:1-5 and it’s says:

Jam 1:5 NIV If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him
In other versions it says without “Reproach” meaning to blaming or criticising to make one feel ashamed, Showing less preference. God isn’t like this at all.

Visualising this scenario I get the picture. In our humanity we often feel that we ain’t worth the kindness of God
But from a spiritual mind set considering our disposition in Christ, we are worth it, irrespective of how we feel. Faith in the nature of God unlocks the truth that we can receive the good things God has for us

2Cr 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Do you really think your loving heavenly father would with hold what is good from you?

That’s how eve felt under the deception of Satan in the garden

Remember ” God isn’t prejudice at all

2tim3:16

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“Smile”

The bible says a prophet has no honour in his own town…Ok, I’ll go on the Internet then…..lol

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“live life with definition”

A Living Epistle

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Have you ever thought that your post could be a living epistle?

Studying the life & ministry of Paul the apostle, is enlightening. The letters gives us clues to his nature and attitude as a apostle.

The apostle Paul was very much seen as a well learnt man, empowered by God. His encounter with christ lead him to Arabia for three years learning about Jesus. Reading the letters Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he addressed the internal issues at Corinth, which gives us insight to the person Paul was.

2Cr 10:1 By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you–I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” when away!

2Cr 10:2 I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world.

Bacisly paul didn’t want to get gritty with the Corinthians when he arrived there. Dealing with this issues he recognised there were problems.This is why he sent a letter before himself to address the condition of the community.
They were living according to the worlds standards mixing pagan beliefs with their Christianity, causing the community to become unsettled.

What Paul was saying he would prefer to be bold toward them in letter, as some believed Paul wasn’t a reflection of his powerful letters

2Cr 10:10 For some say, “His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.”

2Cr 10:11Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present.

Paul was a real reflection as a apostle. This reflected in his epistle letter. Paul gave such clarity to historical scripture also wisdom and truth to the community believers. This was the substance in his letters to the churches.

In the first century there were many false apostle and people sending letters. Paul mentioned that we are epistles known not just for our letters also by our conduct

2cr 3:2 You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men;
2Cr 3:3 clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, [that is], of the heart
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In conclusion to my original point, your post might be considered as epistle, as we contain the substance of what we believe is expressed in our writing.

fellowship is life

Lost the romance!

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REVELATIONS 2:1-7

This is how it sounds as I read: the first letter of revelations to the church of Ephesus

It starts with the introduction of the bridegroom, as he who holds the seven star’s in his right hand, a symbol of Christ’s governance over his massagers. He walks in the midst of the seven lamp stands meaning he’s present to the community of believers throughout the ages.

The meat of the message is they have “lost their first love” and forgotten their first work, what a message. What possibly caused such a land slide for this community? Looking at these times, i suppose living under the present state of the financial and economic world is a major issues. It’s challenging, as we’ll be prone to do ether one or two thing

1) renewing our love drawing closer to the lord and doing the first work
2) things like money material wealth pursuits at the expense of the relationships more importantly forgetting our divine connection with God.

3)In the midst of correction, our loving saviour calls them to return back to the place where our union shines bright again, he says to repent meaning to return to him. We can’t change ourselves, that’s why we must return to his loving grace
The word repent has been misused in translation, if us look in the Greek language it give us some insight of the term in context (meta-noeo) is a change of mind or thinking that leads to a change of direction.

After all this is said and done jesus reminds them of the promise. The hope to return back to and he said :
Rev 2:5 Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

Rev 2:7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

God is great, because repentance enthensise is the turning back. What they were turning back to was relationship with christ and finally the promise their eternal hope

4)There is a dispensational view to this message that relates to the first century church before 70AD.
When community life and apostleship was predominantly a way of life, especially in propagating the gospel to the world at large before the destruction of the temple which is a major subject of theological discussion in itself. The church got carried away with community life rather than enhancing fellowship with the lord himself.
Until you’ve been there, you wouldn’t really understand how easily this can happen. This shows me that we need to learn from history, the signs that could plague our church.

Let’s pray for ministers, leaders and all those who carry God baton of truth, not to get lost in the work but fall deeper in the loving arms of jesus.

This is a series of the seven love letters to the seven churches
Paraphrased in laymans terms
For all to enjoy

Fellowship is life

In appreciation

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I just want to say thanks, to all who follows my post as I’m very much inspired by yours. I recognise that inspiration is contagious, the gift God has given us all, more so to share with each other.

Many thanks & blessings

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