True Christianity – ye must be begotten again !

     “Except your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the Kingdom of heaven . . .”   Matthew 5:20

     “Marvel not that I say unto you . . . . Ye MUST be begotten again !”   John 3:3-7

ref: James 1:18-22 and John 17:17 and I Peter 1:22-23

The power of the Blood of Christ ?

crownofthornsThe Blood of Christ ?

“Grace* and peace unto you (Ephesians 2:13-14) . . . from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne.   And from Jesus Christ, Who is the faithful Witness (martyr – Romans 6:10), and the First Begotten of the dead . . . even the death of the cross (Philippians 2:8), and the Prince of the kings of the earth . . .

Unto Him that loved us, and washed* us from our sins in His Own blood (Leviticus 17:11 and Isaiah 53:12), and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father . . . to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen !” Revelation 1:4-6

“This then is the message* (pledge of Divine assurance of good) which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all.   If we say that we have fellowship with Him (God), and yet walk in darkness* (shadiness, dimness, obscurity), we lie, and do not the Truth . . .

     But if we walk in the Light (Psalm 119:105 and John 1:1-14), as He (Christ Jesus) is in the Light, we have fellowship* (association, union) one with Another . . . and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin . . . !”
ref: John 15:7 and 17:21 and I John 2:3-6 and I John 1:5-7
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The Ninety and Nine . . . ?

lostsheep ”And He (Jesus, Yehushua) spake this parable unto them, saying . . . . What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that one which is lost, until he find it?     And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing (ref: Zephaniah 3:14-17) !

     And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them . . . . Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost ! . . . . Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence (in the midst) of the angels of God over one sinner that repeneteth, and cometh home . . . !”   Luke 15:1-10

The Ninety and Nine –

There were ninety and nine that safely lay
      In the shelter of the fold.
But one was out on the hills away,
      Far off from the gates of gold.
Away on the mountains wild and bare.
      Away from the tender Shepherd’s care.
      Away from the tender Shepherd’s care.

“Lord, Thou hast here Thy ninety and nine;
      Are they not enough for Thee?”
But the Shepherd made answer: “This of Mine
      Has wandered away from Me;
And although the road be rough and steep,
      I go to the desert to find My sheep,
      I go to the desert to find My sheep.”

But none of the ransomed ever knew
      How deep were the waters crossed;
Nor how dark was the night the Lord passed through
      Ere He found His sheep that was lost.
Out in the desert He heard its cry,
      Sick and helpless and ready to die;
      Sick and helpless and ready to die.

“Lord, whence are those blood drops all the way
      That mark out the mountain’s track?”
“They were shed for one who had gone astray
      Ere the Shepherd could bring him back.”
“Lord, whence are Thy hands so rent and torn?”
      “They are pierced tonight by many a thorn;
        They are pierced tonight by many a thorn.”

And all through the mountains, thunder riven
      And up from the rocky steep,
There arose a glad cry to the gate of Heaven,
      “Rejoice! I have found My sheep!”
And the angels echoed around the throne,
      “Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own!
        Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own!”

– Click here to read the full story, a story full of hope, deliverance and restoration !
Seeking the one lost sheep – PDF article

 (Hymn words by Elizabeth C. Clephane, 1868
and tune by Ira D. Sankey, 1874)

He is More Than Able !

Bible Isaiah     “Wherefore He is able to save (deliver, set free, rescue, heal, and make whole) to the uttermost all that come unto GOD (The Almighty) by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them !”     Hebrews 7:25

 
    This above all else we must remember. And it is this Truth which the entire Bible was written to reveal. For the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) created all the worlds by His spoken Word, and He still today, holds up all those suns and stars by that same Living Spirit-filled Word !
ref: Hebrews 1:1-3
 
    And by that very same Word He is able also to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the throne of His glory with exceeding joy !   ref: Jude 1:24 Continue reading

Hearing the Word of Life !

Free-Christian-Wallpaper-John-1-4-678x508  Christ Uplifted !

     “And I brethren, when I came to you, I came not with excellency of speech or wisdom, declaring unto you the Testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save (except) Jesus Christ, and Him crucified . . . !”
I Corinthians 2:1-2

     “The science of Redemption is the science of all sciences; the science that is the study of the angels, and of all the intelligences of the unfallen worlds; the science that engages the attention of our Lord and Saviour; the science that enters into the purpose brooded in the Mind of the Infinite –“kept in silence through times eternal;” the science that will be the study of God’s redeemed throughout the endless ages. This is the highest study in which it is possible for man to engage. As no other study can, it will quicken (renew Life to) the mind, and uplift the soul . . . !”       – Maranatha  p.365 Continue reading

There is a Fountain !

     “And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), I will praise Thee: though Thou wast angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, and Thou comfortedst me . . . . Therefore with joy shall ye draw Water out of the Wells of Salvation (deliverance, freedom, rescue, healing and restoration) !”     Isaiah 12:1-6 & ref: John 4:10-14

     “What shall I say?  He hath both spoken unto me, and Himself hath done it . . . it is Finished ! . . . Behold for peace (Shalom) I had great bitterness: but Thou hast in love to my soul delivered me from the pit of corruption: For Thou hast cast all my sins behind Thy back !”     Halleluyah !!!       Isaiah 38:15-18  &  John 19:28-37

The Hiding of Our Father’s Face ?

Hide Thy Face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities . . . !”     Psalm 51:9

     The spotless Son of God hung upon the cross, His flesh lacerated with stripes; those hands so often reached out in blessing, nailed to the wooden bars; those feet so tireless on ministries of love, spiked to the tree; that royal head pierced by the crown of thorns; those quivering lips shaped to the cry of woe.

And all that He endured–the blood drops that flowed from His head, His hands, His feet, the agony that racked His frame, and the unutter-able anguish that filled His soul at the hiding of His Father’s face — speaks to each child of humanity, declaring, It is for thee that the Son
of God consents to bear this burden of guilt . . . Continue reading

The Unpardonable Sin ?

O Israel, return unto the LORD (Yehuwah) thy God (Elohim – Almighty One); for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity (perversity and mischief). Take with you words, and turn unto the LORD: say unto Him, Take away all iniquity, and receive me graciously, and so will I render the Praise of my lips . . . .                           Hosea 14:1-4

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD !                                Isaiah 55:6-11

Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy (Satan): when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a Light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against Him, until He plead my cause, and He executes judgment for me. He will bring me forth to the Light, and I shall behold His Righteousness !”                                                                                                                                                                Micah 7:7-9