On September 1st 2014, at a Thanksgiving Dinner, we were privileged to hear Dr Benny Prasad gave a beautiful rendition of songs on his special guitar. Little did we realise he has an amazing story to tell. He used to suffered from severe asthma and took too much cortisone steroids which led him to developed rheumatoid arthritis. As a result of this 60% of his lungs were damaged and his life is threaten since his immune system is weak. By the grace of God he is still alive and is able to travel to so many countries sharing his music and about the God who saved and enables him to do the impossible.
Far too often we have taken it for granted since it’s accessible to us, until we faces water shortages due to a dry season. Continue reading
As believers, we are the temple of the living God and His Spirit dwells in our spirit. (we are tripartite – Spirit, Soul and body).
John 7:38 (NASB) – “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.’ “
Words can be depicted as shooting arrows or even thrusting sword.
Does the words we utter demeaning with the intent of tearing or destroying that person’s reputation or does it uplift a person’s self esteem?
Have you heard of these words – “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”? Continue reading
What seeds do I sow in my (heart) garden?
Is it plants/flowers?
Are there sprouting of weeds?
How do I protect it from insects and animals that may destroy what I have planted?
What does my flowers and plants feed on?
Adopted into the Family of God
Romans 8:15 – For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”
verse 16 – The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
(We are tripartite – body, soul and spirit)
verse 17a – and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.
Col 2:10 – and in Him [Christ] you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.
Phil 4:19 – And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:2 – For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
Reconciled to God
Christ’s death bridged the separation between man and God –
1 Timothy 2:5 – For there is one God and one mediator also between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.
Enablement through Christ
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Him [Christ] who strengthens me.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. – Ephesians 1:3
Blessings of Abraham by faith –
Galatians 3:16-17 – Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us – for it is written, “cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” – in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
1 Peter 2:9-10 – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have obtained mercy.
Thank you Lord Jesus for reconciling us to God, for the blessings and privileges we received when you died for us at the cross. Praise, honour and glory to Your holy name.