"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you;and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
The Great Encouragement ("I will be with you") is wedded to the Great Commission ("Go") Wow.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
The book of Hebrews in Chapter 12 verse 1 speaks of a supporting "cloud of witnesses" which egg us on to run the race for God. It is not unreasonable to conclude that if you are a believer in Jesus that those who dide in faith and are with HIm encourage us to share our faith. But few think of the crowds below who denied Him when alive on this earth but now like the rich man in hell who begged Abraham to send Lazarus to testify to his 5 brothers "lest they come to this place of torment" (see Luke's gospel chapter 16 verse 27 etc.) want us to witness for Jesus. Add the total population of heaven to the total population of Hell. That's a lot of people.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
"This evening we again saw mighty healings. A woman who couldn't walk for 12 years was brought in a wheelbarrow to the meeting and jumped out perfectly healed. I wanted to see the wheelbarrow, but they said that it was on hire and the owner had already left with it. Miracle after miracle was reported and the mighty crowd roared praises to the living God." Don't you just love when our wonderful Saviour touches people! this incident happened only yesterday at a CfAN gospel crusade. Check out http://www.cfan.org for more
Salvador Dali's famous painting of the death of Jesus is taken from God the Father's perspective. I sometimes wonder how He felt when He saw Him die, that is before He turned away like He had to. All for us. I'm sure that was in the minds of both the Father and the Son. We can hardly brush off this event as meaningless or of no relevence to us when it cost our Creator so high a price.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
What is the Gospel? Do good? Try Hard? Nah. Problem is that heaven, God's address is a place of perfection and we all fluffed it. Ooops...so what now? Thank God he sent his son Jesus to take the rap- which was a slap on the wrist...NO..but the death sentence..NO other way. Now we can get the goods he paid for: Forgiveness and eternal life if we park our self centerdness sideways and tell GOd what rotters we are when compared to Him, ask forgiveness and invite Jesus to be our boss. DO IT NOW.
Hi there. This is Ant and I live in Sandymount Dublin Ireland. Yes I am an alian, this world is a strange place for me and it aint my home. I belong to an unseen and eternal kingdom which cannot be seen except by those who submit themselves to a powerful experience called being Born Again. Sounds wierd? It surely is, but weird and wonderful. MOre about that later. I, amongst other aliens serve a powerful and benevolent friendly King. If this Blog develops the way I hope there will be all sorts of wonderful things on it. Come back soon.