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COME, BE SAVED!

This is what we are before –

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From Head to Toe:

  • We believe we are saved.
  • We feel saved.
  • We are richly blessed with good things.
  • We believe we are good. We know in our hearts that we are good – we do not offend anybody nor do anybody any harm. 
  • We may also be holders of some title – and are also religious.
  • We may have so many friends and is richly blessed with great success.
  • We may also be in a state of so much problem, confusion, in deep hatred, lack of satisfaction, perplexion, lost (lacking direction), unsure of the future, hopeless (in a particular situation), feeling unloved or isolated or lonely, full of despair, always sick, is in fear of many things, tormented, etc.

The good news is this: No matter what we think or feel about ourselves or our state or even when we don’t ever thought of God, or Jesus – we are loved!

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John 3:16 Berean Study Bible
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

However, the Kingdom of God – or God’s reign in our lives is not about emotions or feelings. It’s about what He says – and what we do about it.

Remember, no matter what we do or say or even believe, God is the same. He is still God and we are still His creation. No matter what we say or do or even believe, He still love us. Such love never change since God also is the same, yesterday, today and forever!

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So this could only mean, we need to know God first – for us to accept Him in our lives, right?

Romans 10:14 Berean Study Bible
How then can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach?

This also means, we need to know our current state and what we need to do about it? Right? We also need to understand why we need God! Right?

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Here’s the many reasons why you need to know God and why you should accept Him in your life, and then eventually live your life in Him:

(You will see the following scriptures or word of God or Bible verses in the New Testament. Just browse thru the index or table of contents. The list of the book or letters followed by the chapter # and then the verse #.)

1 Timothy 2:1-4 Berean Study Bible
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

  • We are called to pray, intercede, to send our petitions to God. If you will accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, you will definitely learn how to pray – since you will also learn that He is the one to whom you should be praying to, only! 
  • We ought to give thanks to God for our lives. This will be supported by a whole lot of scriptures later in this text.
  • God wants us to be saved. Saved from our current state –
    • away from God, and far away from Jesus, our Lord and Savior
    • independent from God, our loving Father
    • alien, even to the will of God in our lives
  • God wants us to come to the knowledge of the truth. The truth about what we believe for the longest time. The truth may only be found in Jesus! By accepting Him.

1 Timothy 2:5-6 Berean Study Bible
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all–the testimony that was given at just the right time.

This is our God! our Savior! He ransomed us from Sin! – from sure death so that we can be reconciled to God and be saved!

Galatians 1:3-5 Berean Study Bible
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

  • Jesus died for our sins to rescue us – from sure death under God’s wrath
  • This is our God, our Father’s will – that we be rescued or saved from this evil age of the present time.

Our God, who is also our Father is the creator of the Heavens and the Earth. The story of creation may be found and read in the Book of Genesis. Now, His only son, Jesus, is our Savior – the one who saves us from death and the wrath of God. He is also our Lord! To know God, you must know Jesus first – and all the things He has done. 

BUT – and that is a big one and in bold letters, you need to believe. You must believe. It’s the very first step to your salvation – for you to be saved. Believing in the Lord Jesus is accepting Him! Salvation may also require your deliverance from something. Freedom is in Christ! 

What must you do? See the following verses of the Apostles’ encounter with those who hears them:

Acts 2:37-38 Berean Study Bible
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and asked Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

  1. Believe (to Accept)
  2. Repent of your Sins – you will learn of your sins anyway if you will just ask about what the Bible says about it
  3. Confess or Proclaim that Jesus is Lord!
  4. Be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit

This is what the Lord Jesus told His disciples, when they sent them out to the world:

Mark 16:15-18 Berean Study Bible
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be made well.”

John 3:18 Berean Study Bible
Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Here, the Apostle John clearly states who our Lord Jesus is – God’s one and only Son! Then we become sons too!

John 1:12-13 Berean Study Bible
But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God–children born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but born of God.

John 3:36 Berean Study Bible
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. Whoever rejects the Son will not see life. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him.”

You will be able to understand this eternal life thing when you are already living in Christ. 

Acts 16:31 Berean Study Bible
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Romans 10:4-9 Berean Study Bible
Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes. For concerning the righteousness that is by the Law, Moses writes: “The man who does these things will live by them.” But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down) or, ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: that if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Now this is one instruction from Apostle Paul about accepting Christ. You must confess or proclaim or say that Jesus is Lord. Lord of your life. Lord of your every being. Body, Soul, and Spirit. And when you believe, believe in your heart!

Titus 3:1-5 Berean Study Bible
Remind the believers to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient and ready for every good work, to malign no one, and to be peaceable and gentle, showing full consideration to everyone. For at one time we too were foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to all sorts of desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not by the righteous deeds we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of new birth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

Our God, is a loving Father and a merciful God. He knows everything about us. He is ready to listen and is always ready to take action for us if we would just rid ourselves of sin. 

Isaiah 59:2 New Living Translation
It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.

I Corinthians 2:9 Berean Study Bible
Rather, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

To love God is to be reconciled with Him first…

 

Come, be saved! Accept the Lord Jesus, and see for yourself the many things God has in store for you even before you were born. He knows you by name. He made you. He awaits this day when you will come home to Him – the day when you will start to know Him for who He truly is. 

John 14:6 Berean Study Bible
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

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Accepting and Believing in Christ Jesus our Lord is just the start of the journey. You will have to go on living with Him, and for Him. And we’d take it from there. What matters is that you be saved first…and be delivered after.

by Mar Marilag 8-February-2017

Got questions? You want to receive Christ now? Contact me! 0977-773-1176.

If you found anything helpful in this context, please do let me know!

See 2 Corinthians 4:4 if this article did not help you accept Jesus Christ.

 

 

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Series # 1

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just
jəst/
adjective
  •  based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.

God is just. Period. This is just one of the many awesome qualities He has. This is also our focus here – for this writing. From the Old to the New Testament of God’s Word.

Deuteronomy 10:17 New Living Translation
“For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed.

Deuteronomy 24:16 New Living Translation
“Parents must not be put to death for the sins of their children, nor children for the sins of their parents. Those deserving to die must be put to death for their own crimes.

Isaiah 3:10-11 New Living Translation
Tell the godly that all will be well for them. They will enjoy the rich reward they have earned! But the wicked are doomed, for they will get exactly what they deserve.

Jeremiah 32:19 New Living Translation
You have all wisdom and do great and mighty miracles. You see the conduct of all people, and you give them what they deserve.

1 Samuel 2:3 New Living Translation
“Stop acting so proud and haughty! Don’t speak with such arrogance! For the LORD is a God who knows what you have done; he will judge your actions.

Job 34:17-19 New International Version
Can someone who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’ and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’ who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?

Ecclesiastes 3:17 New Living Translation
I said to myself, “In due season God will judge everyone, both good and bad, for all their deeds.”

Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 New Living Translation
Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 12:1-2 New Living Translation
Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore. Remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky. Remember him before your legs–the guards of your house–start to tremble; and before your shoulders–the strong men–stoop. Remember him before your teeth–your few remaining servants–stop grinding; and before your eyes–the women looking through the windows–see dimly.Remember him before the door to life’s opportunities is closed and the sound of work fades. Now you rise at the first chirping of the birds, but then all their sounds will grow faint.

Ezekiel 18:20 New Living Translation
The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent’s sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child’s sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness.

Psalm 28:4 New Living Translation
Give them the punishment they so richly deserve! Measure it out in proportion to their wickedness. Pay them back for all their evil deeds! Give them a taste of what they have done to others.

Psalm 62:11 New Living Translation
God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you; unfailing love, O Lord, is yours. Surely you repay all people according to what they have done.

Psalm 94:9 New Living Translation
Is he deaf–the one who made your ears? Is he blind–the one who formed your eyes?

Proverbs 24:12 New Living Translation
Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

Matthew 16:27 New International Version
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

Acts 10:34-35 New Living Translation
Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.

Romans 2:9-11 New Living Translation
There will be trouble and calamity for everyone who keeps on doing what is evil–for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good–for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.

Romans 9:13-16 New Living Translation
In the words of the Scriptures, “I loved Jacob, but I rejected Esau.”  Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not! For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.

Ephesians 6:8-9 New Living Translation
Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free. Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Don’t threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites.

2 Thessalonians 1:6 New International Version
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you.

Colossians 3:25 New Living Translation
But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.

Hebrews 6:10 New International Version
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

Revelation 15:3 New Living Translation
And they were singing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your works, O Lord God, the Almighty. Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations.

His Word confirms it:

  • He is just or fair or morally right
  • He plays no favoritism
  • He remembers when you help His people
  • He remembers the love you show
  • He rewards us for the good we do
  • He accepts those who fear Him and do what is right
  • He gives glory, honor, and peace, to all who do good
  • He pays us for what we deserve
  • He repays us for what we have done
  • He gives us what we deserve
  • He shows no partiality
  • He cannot be bribed

Hence, we sing – ♪ Worthy is the Lamb / Seated on the Throne / Glory Honor Power to Him Alone / We will Bow to You / Wise and Just and True / Full of Glory Reign Forevermore! ♫

by Mar Marilag 2-Feb-2017

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How Do You Prepare for a 102-Km Run?

Such a question requires a lot more smaller questions to answer.

  • How long have you been running?
  • Is it your 1st time to cover the distance?
  • What about your weekly and monthly total mileage?
  • What about your endurance?

Given your answer to the questions above, tackling and finishing the 102-km within the cut-off of 18-hours is a tough act to some, and an easy feat to others.

There’s just so much to check when running this challenging distance:

  1. You need a strategy. An attack plan. A racing plan that focuses mainly on you not getting dehydrated, not getting dizzy, not getting weak, not getting a nasty cramp and not getting a body shutdown. You’re already smart. You can read between the lines. Think how you have handled your firsts: 5k, 10K, 21K, 42K, 50K, 60K, 70K, 80K.
  2. You need to believe you can do it based on the racing plan you created. Quitting is your last option only when unwanted things happen. Always be smart to decide if the race is already threathening your life.

Anyways, this post is for me. 🙂 Hahahahaha…

Remember, nothing is too hard to the prepared…and nothing is puzzling to the one who knows what they are doing.

Give the glory back to God – for it is what He deserve.

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I hope to see the smiling faces of my friends once more. The thrill is something you cherish forever.

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I thank God for the many experiences He has given me. For His great and wonderful love – that motivates me to do the same to others.

Let us explore this particular word: Motivate

For what purpose? For us to see how it should be used and when.

🙂 (Yes, I am an informal writer)

motivate

verb mo·ti·vate ˈmō-tə-ˌvāt
As defined by Webster:
  • : to give (someone) a reason for doing something

  • : to be a reason for (something)

:  to give or be a reason for doing something Prizes motivated him to join the contest

:  to provide with a motive or serve as a motive for motivate patients to change unhealthy lifestyles

As defined by Dictionary.com:

verb (used with object), motivated, motivating.
1. to provide with a motive, or a cause or reason to act; incite; impel.
More examples from the web:
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John 10:10

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Everything is anchored on Faith, Hope, and Love.

New International Version
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

New Living Translation
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

English Standard Version
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Yes, that includes everything you have now, and what is coming to you.

The devil would steal it, kill your hope, destroy your faith, and the love you have and find a way to prevent you from receiving.

They will STEAL

  • anything you have now – if you are not careful to be on guard.
  • anything that you expect to have.
  • your faith. your hope. the love…

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God in ABC

God is more than what the alphabet can describe. What we know of Him is from our experience and His own revelation. Read on…A collection of literal verses from the Bible.

Alive / Able / Almighty

Ephesians 3:20 New Living Translation
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

Psalm 84:2 New Living Translation
I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the LORD. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God.

Job 27:2 New International Version
“As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,

Beautiful

Psalm 104:1-2 New American Standard Bible
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

Caring / Compassionate / Creator / Consuming

1 Peter 5:7 New Living Translation
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

Isaiah 40:28 New Living Translation
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.

Psalm 116:5 New International Version
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

Psalm 145:8 NET Bible
The LORD is merciful and compassionate; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love.

Deliverer

Psalm 144:2 A Psalm of David. New International Version
He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Matthew Henry Commentary
144:1-8 When men become eminent for things as to which they have had few advantages, they should be more deeply sensible that God has been their Teacher. Happy those to whom the Lord gives that noblest victory, conquest and dominion over their own spirits. A prayer for further mercy is fitly begun with a thanksgiving for former mercy. There was a special power of God, inclining the people of Israel to be subject to David; it was typical of the bringing souls into subjection to the Lord Jesus. Man’s days have little substance, considering how many thoughts and cares of a never-dying soul are employed about a poor dying body. Man’s life is as a shadow that passes away. In their highest earthly exaltation, believers will recollect how mean, sinful, and vile they are in themselves; thus they will be preserved from self-importance and presumption. God’s time to help his people is, when they are sinking, and all other helps fail.

Enables / Everlasting

Exodus 4:11 New International Version
The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Hebrews 11:11 New International Version
And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.

Isaiah 40:28 New Living Translation
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.

Faithful / Fire / Fortress

2 Samuel 22:2 New International Version
He said: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

Deuteronomy 7:9 New Living Translation
Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.

Deuteronomy 32:4 New Living Translation
He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!

1 Corinthians 1:9 Berean Study Bible
God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

1 Corinthians 10:13 New Living Translation
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

Hebrews 10:23 Berean Study Bible
Let us hold resolutely to the hope we confess, for He who promised is faithful.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 Berean Study Bible
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.

Psalm 27:1 New Living Translation
A psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation–so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?

Psalm 86:15 New Living Translation
But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness

Glorious / Gracious / Good / Giver

Psalm 72:19 English Standard Version
Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen!

Proverbs 2:6 New Living Translation
For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 New Living Translation
God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him. This, too, is meaningless–like chasing the wind.

Ecclesiastes 6:2 New Living Translation
God gives some people great wealth and honor and everything they could ever want, but then he doesn’t give them the chance to enjoy these things. They die, and someone else, even a stranger, ends up enjoying their wealth! This is meaningless–a sickening tragedy.

Proverbs 29:13 New Living Translation
The poor and the oppressor have this in common–the LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.

Psalm 29:11 New Living Translation
The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace.

Psalm 20:6 New International Version
Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.

Isaiah 40:29 New Living Translation
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.

Psalm 116:5 New International Version
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

Helper / Holy / Healer

Psalm 118:7 New International Version
The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies

Psalm 54:4 New Living Translation
But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive!

1 Peter 1:16 New Living Translation
For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”

Leviticus 19:2 New Living Translation
“Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.

Incomparable

Psalm 40:5 New International Version
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

Psalm 86:8 NET Bible
None can compare to you among the gods, O Lord! Your exploits are incomparable!

Joy / Just / Judge

Psalm 43:4 New Living Translation
There I will go to the altar of God, to God–the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!

Psalm 16:11 New Living Translation
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.

Psalm 7:11 New Living Translation
God is an honest judge. He is angry with the wicked every day.

Deuteronomy 32:4 New Living Translation
He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!

Kind / King

Psalm 86:5 Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, rich in faithful love to all who call on You.

Psalm 119:64 New Heart English Bible
The earth is full of your loving kindness, LORD. Teach me your statutes.

Psalm 29:10 New Living Translation
The LORD rules over the floodwaters. The LORD reigns as king forever.

Psalm 116:5 New Living Translation
How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!

Love

1 John 4:8  New Living Translation
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 John 4:16 New Living Translation
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

Magnificent / Merciful / Maker

Proverbs 22:2 New International Version
Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.

Proverbs 20:12 New International Version
Ears that hear and eyes that see– the LORD has made them both.

Psalm 104:1 NET Bible
Praise the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are magnificent. You are robed in splendor and majesty.

Psalm 116:5 New Living Translation
How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!

Psalm 86:15 New Living Translation
But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness

Psalm 145:8 NET Bible
The LORD is merciful and compassionate; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love.

Negative NOT / Name Above All Names

2 Peter 3:9 New International Version
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

1 Corinthians 14:33 New Living Translation
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.

Galatians 6:7 Berean Literal Bible
Do not be misled: God is not mocked. For whatever a man might sow, that also he will reap.

Matthew 22:32 New International Version
I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”

Mark 12:27 English Standard Version
He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.”

Psalm 50:3 New International Version
Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages.

Psalm 51:17 English Standard Version
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 138:2 Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your constant love and truth. You have exalted Your name and Your promise above everything else.

Omnipotent / Omniscient / Omnipresent = All-Powerful, Almighty

Revelation 19:6 King James Bible
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

New Living Translation
Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder: “Praise the LORD! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.

Perfect / Patient

Matthew 5:48 New Living Translation
But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Psalm 145:8 NET Bible
The LORD is merciful and compassionate; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love.

Quick

Isaiah 5:9 International Standard Version
who say: ‘Let God be quick, let him speed up his work so we may see it! Let it happen! let the plan of the Holy One of Israel draw near, so we may recognize it!'”

Hebrews 4:12 King James Bible
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Righteous / Rescuer / Refuge

Psalm 17:7 New Living Translation
Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies.

Psalm 11:7 New International Version
For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.

Psalm 116:5 New International Version
The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

Shield / Safety / Strenghtens

Psalm 18:30 New Living Translation
God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.

Isaiah 41:10 New International Version
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-6 A man often has all he needs for outward enjoyment; yet the Lord leaves him so to covetousness or evil dispositions, that he makes no good or comfortable use of what he has. By one means or other his possessions come to strangers; this is vanity, and an evil disease. A numerous family was a matter of fond desire and of high honour among the Hebrews; and long life is the desire of mankind in general. Even with these additions a man may not be able to enjoy his riches, family, and life. Such a man, in his passage through life, seems to have been born for no end or use. And he who has entered on life only for one moment, to quit it the next, has a preferable lot to him who has lived long, but only to suffer.

Matthew Henry Commentary
2:18-26 Our hearts are very loth to quit their expectations of great things from the creature; but Solomon came to this at length. The world is a vale of tears, even to those that have much of it. See what fools they are, who make themselves drudges to the world, which affords a man nothing better than subsistence for the body. And the utmost he can attain in this respect is to allow himself a sober, cheerful use thereof, according to his rank and condition. But we must enjoy good in our labour; we must use those things to make us diligent and cheerful in worldly business. And this is the gift of God. Riches are a blessing or a curse to a man, according as he has, or has not, a heart to make a good use of them. To those that are accepted of the Lord, he gives joy and satisfaction in the knowledge and love of him. But to the sinner he allots labour, sorrow, vanity, and vexation, in seeking a worldly portion, which yet afterwards comes into better hands. Let the sinner seriously consider his latter end. To seek a lasting portion in the love of Christ and the blessings it bestows, is the only way to true and satisfying enjoyment even of this present world.

 Tasty / True / Trust

Psalm 34:8 New Living Translation
Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!

Psalm 71:5 American King James Version
For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth.

Upright

Deuteronomy 32:4 New Living Translation
He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!

Victory

Exodus 15:2 New Living Translation
The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him–my father’s God, and I will exalt him!

Wonderful / Worthy

Psalm 105:2 New Living Translation
Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
Revelation 4:11 New Living Translation
“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”
X – no word for this one
Y – no word for this one except for the Hebrew name.
Z – no word for this one

Original Writing By MAR @26-Feb-2017

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The 18th of February 2017

We adjusted our Prayer Watch time from 12:00nn to 6:00pm to 6:00am to 12:00nn. All for the purpose of a mission: to go to Pampanga and have my Parent-in-Law accept the Lord.

We are just hoping for the best. We do not know how it will be.

So we traveled on the same day to Pampanga. Late afternoon, we arrived. Dinner. After dinner, we’re ready for bed – but we do intend to praise and worship the Lord and pray. My wife invited her parents if they wish to join – at least listen. They did!

By God’s grace, after a few song – I started to pray. God’s wisdom is indeed way too awesome compared to ours. No mind can conceive what He has prepared.

I was lead by the Holy Spirit into prayer – a prayer preaching. Asking the Lord to remind us of all the good things He has done for us. Since, we are singing that He is good, that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father. We just started thanking Him for all the good things He has done for us, and every great gift we received. Even our life! our breath! Then I mentioned about His love for us – in prayer. How He loved us and where is it written in the Bible. How we need a Savior – since we cannot save ourselves and that Jesus is the Savior, the only Name given to whom salvation may be found and that all authority in heaven and in earth was given to Him, that He is the only way to the Father, the truth and the Life. That in His presence, there is freedom – from sickness, from worries, from weakness. That in Him, if we believe, we will have eternal life.

Then, I invited them to accept the Lord. They just obliged. I asked twice if they are willing. They followed the prayer and all glory and honor to God! They received and accepted the Lord!

It was an open heaven!

Right after they received, I prayed for Healing! For Peace, and Joy in their hearts!

I then followed the instructions of the Holy Spirit. I anointed them to receive the following:

  1. Eternal Life
  2. Renewed Strength
  3. Healing

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Then, I started talking about how to pray and taught them. We also prayed for the desires of their heart. Among which are as follows:

  • For love to bind the entire family, from their Children down to the Grandchildren
  • For the students in the whole family to finish study and graduate
  • For a prosperous life of their Children down to the grandchildren
  • For their long life

My wife Cora showed them too, what to read in the Psalms. But we trust the Lord for their teachings. I already mentioned to them the Life in Christ teaching. It will happen soon…

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God worked and moved mightily! We prayed for this! We do not know exactly how it will happen but it did! The power of an earnest prayer of the righteous! James 5:16

Worth mentioning too, before this day, is the acceptance too of Lola Siony! She’s already 92, and she believed and accepted the Lord – by witnessing a praise and worship done by the CLSF Paco, House of Prayer, in our Friday Night Shabbat!

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All glory to Him who enables!

by Mar Marilag 20-February-2017

 

Daniel 3:25

New Living Translation
“Look!” Nebuchadnezzar shouted. “I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a god!”

New American Standard Bible
He said, “Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!”

God doesn’t need our help. We are the one who is in need. We are the ones who get harmed, attacked, hurt, bound, tied, and thrown. Who can do any of such things to God?

V.20 of the same Chapter of Daniel is as follows:

20Then he ordered some of the strongest men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace.

Picture this. You are tied. You are carried and thrown down to a blazing furnace – unusually hotter than ever!

What will happen to you now? 

  • broken bones from falling
  • burned hair and skin to the extreme
  • body turned to ashes

BUT, that is not the case with the three (3). They are unharmed! No burns! No nothing! The only thing that’s burned and turned to ashes are the ropes that’s tied to them. Nothing else. Not even their garments or what they are wearing from head to foot was burned. Who can do this kind of saving or rescue to anybody? Who can make the fire not burn anything? Who can make the bones not break from falling? God alone! Our Almighty God and Father!

More than what the Lord can do, you should have asked why the Lord spared the 3. Right?

Daniel 3 New Living Translation

15I will give you one more chance to bow down and worship the statue I have made when you hear the sound of the musical instruments. But if you refuse, you will be thrown immediately into the blazing furnace. And then what god will be able to rescue you from my power?”

16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you.17If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. 18But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”

  • They have complete trust in God
  • They refuse to bow down to any idol other than God
  • They made a declaration
  • They are undefiled (Chapter 1)

How awesome is that? That’s more than just bravery or any courage known to men. That’s also more than just loyalty to God!

Daniel 3:28 New Living Translation
Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! He sent his angel to rescue his servants who trusted in him. They defied the king’s command and were willing to die rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.

Daniel 3:17 God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom. And God gave Daniel the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams.

Trust in God. Trust also in Jesus.

by Mar Marilag 20-February-2017

 

 

 

None Like our God

Who can compare to the Lord God Almighty?

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While we are told to be imitators of God, we are still not God. While the Lord Jesus empowered us to do greater things than the likes of what He did, again, we are still not God.

  • God is great!
  • His name is full of power (might).
  • God is Holy!
  • He alone is God.
  • He alone can do what He can.
  • God is awesome!
  • God rescues the helpless
  • God protects the helpless and poor
  • God is love.
  • God is merciful and compassionate.
  • God is able.
  • God is just.
  • God is faithful.

Jeremiah 10:6 New Living Translation
LORD, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power.

1 Samuel 2:2 New Living Translation
No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

1 Chronicles 17:20  English Standard Version
There is none like you, O LORD, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

Psalm 86:8 New Living Translation
No pagan god is like you, O Lord. None can do what you do!

Psalm 35:10 New Living Translation
With every bone in my body I will praise him: “LORD, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?”

Exodus 15:11 New Living Translation
“Who is like you among the gods, O LORD–glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders?

Psalm 89:8 New Living Translation
O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, O LORD? You are entirely faithful.

Psalm 113:5 New Living Translation
Who can be compared with the LORD our God, who is enthroned on high?

So who is like our God in all the earth? None. Period.

Read between the lines. We are nothing compared to the Lord’s majesty. We should not even compare. We cannot even outdo nor outgive God. Even our life and breath is from Him! There’s just none like the Lord our God. Yes, we are His sons and daughters. But we are still NOT God! Put your trust in Him. Put your faith in Him. Give your Hope in Him. Totally rely on His great mercy and love. Let Him be your protection and defense! Let Him be the Father that He is to His son!

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All praise and glory and honor and thanksgiving and praise be to our God!

by Mar Marilag 20-February-2017

Who May Enter?

Who may stand in the Lord’s presence?

Who may enter the heaven’s gates?

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It’s not about the song or what you are singing. Praise and Worship is about the HEART of the one praising and worshipping. You cannot enter in the Lord’s presence or His holy throne if your heart is not right.

You can sing all you like. You can sing all you want. If your heart is not cleansed, nor consecrated, you really cannot enter His Holy presence.

It’s alright to disagree if you really believed you are in right. Just close this page. 🙂

Deuteronomy 23:3 New Living Translation
“No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the LORD.

Revelation 22:14 New Living Translation
Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life.

Now this is the entrance gate to the New Jerusalem! Let the revelation of this verse be revealed to the reader!

Psalm 118:20 New American Standard Bible
This is the gate of the LORD; The righteous will enter through it.

Psalm 15 New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. O LORD, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? 2He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart. 3He does not slander with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor takes up a reproach against his friend; 4In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the LORD; He swears to his own hurt and does not change; 5He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.

rep·ro·bate
ˈreprəˌbāt/
noun
CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY archaic
  1. (especially in Calvinism) a sinner who is not of the elect and is predestined to damnation.
re·proach
rəˈprōCH/
verb
address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment

Psalm 24 New Living Translation

3Who may climb the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? 4Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. 5They will receive the LORD’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. 6Such people may seek you and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob

Job 1:5 New Living Translation
When these celebrations ended–sometimes after several days–Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.

Those purified or cleansed by intercession.

Ok. Moving forward. 

The righteous ones, sanctified or purified, and living in holiness can enter the Lord’s presence. This is the very reason why sometimes, worship in the Church Service can easily manifest the presence of the Lord. The same opposite reason – when nothing seems to be happening.

sanc·ti·fy
ˈsaNG(k)təˌfī/
verb
free from sin; purify.
Rather than sing your lungs out in vain, it’s best to pray – ask forgiveness for all sins, iniquities, transgressions, for any uncleanness of the lips, heart and mind. Then, see for yourself what happens when you start to worship.

by Mar Marilag 20-February-2017

 

Our Abba Father

Series #5

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God is Great.

Anyone who has experienced God can attest to this – that He is great! No reason to doubt that. No argument about it, either. It’s best to understand why, though, as written.

Jeremiah 10:6 English Standard Version
There is none like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might.

Why? See verse 10 – 10But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God and the everlasting King. At his wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure his indignation.

Verse 3 onwards – Re idols: A tree from the forest is cut down and worked with an axe by the hands of a craftsman. 4They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so that it cannot move. 5Their idolsb are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, neither is it in them to do good.

Isaiah 45 New International Version

4For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge me. 5I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not  acknowledged me, 6so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other. 7I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things

Verse 12: 12It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.

Who else can do these things? Only the Great God! Our Almighty Father!

Nehemiah 9:6 New Living Translation
“You alone are the LORD. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars. You made the earth and the seas and everything in them. You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship you.

Isaiah 37:16 New Living Translation
“O LORD of Heaven’s Armies, God of Israel, you are enthroned between the mighty cherubim! You alone are God of all the kingdoms of the earth. You alone created the heavens and the earth.

Exodus 15 – Song of Moses

2The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him! 3The LORD is a warrior; Yahweha is his name! 4Pharaoh’s chariots and army he has hurled into the sea. The finest of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea.b 5The deep waters gushed over them; they sank to the bottom like a stone. 6“Your right hand, O LORD, is glorious in power. Your right hand, O LORD, smashes the enemy. 7In the greatness of your majesty, you overthrow those who rise against you. You unleash your blazing fury; it consumes them like straw.

Verse 11 and following:

11“Who is like you among the gods, O LORD—glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders? 12You raised your right hand, and the earth swallowed our enemies.

1 Kings 8 New Living Translation

22Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in front of the entire community of Israel. He lifted his hands toward heaven, 23and he prayed, “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven above or on the earth below. You keep your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before you in wholehearted devotion.

What more should I include here? What more can we shout about to declare the Lord’s greatness? His WORD confirms His greatness. His majesty is all over the place!

Psalms and a lot more of His prophets attest to all this. There is none greater than our God. We just have to trust in Him and pray for His greatness to be revealed to our blinded eye.

All glory to the great God of the Heaven’s Armies!

by Mar Marilag 20-February-2017

Go to other :

Series #1 God is Just

Series #2 God is Love

Series #3 God is Merciful

Series #4 God is Able

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Great Are You Lord (lyrics)

♫ ♪ You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord ♪♪♪♪♫
♫♪ It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise, We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only ♫♪

Great are You, Lord!

♪ ♪All the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord ♫♫